Daily Pro Wrestling History (03/04): Stan Hansen wins AJPW Triple Crown

1954 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– Emil and Ernie Dusek defeated Al and Tiny Mills for the NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Titles

1958

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
– Frenchy Champagne and George Eakin defeated John DePaulo and Bobby Jones for the Madison Wrestling Club Tag Team Titles

1962

Denver, Colorado:
– Don Leo Jonathan defeated Killer Kowalski in a tournament final to become the first American Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Champion 

1970

Honolulu, Hawaii:
– Bing Ki Lee and Pedro Morales defeated Johnny Barend and Ripper Collins for the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Titles

1971

Kokura, Japan:
– Bill Miller defeated Thunder Sugiyama to win the International Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Title 

1972

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon
– Billy Robinson beat Ivan Koloff by DQ
– Dusty Rhodes beat Bull Bullinski
– Don Muraco beat Chris Markoff
– Ramon Torres beat Treach Phillips

1973

Green Bay, Wisconsin:
– Superstar Billy Graham beat AWA Champion Verne Gagne by DQ
– Wahoo McDaniel & Ken Patera beat Dusty Rhodes & Dick Murdoch 2 out of 3 falls
– Larry Hennig drew Reggie Parks
– Don Muraco beat Rene Goulet 

St. Paul, Minnesota:
– The Crusher & Billy Robinson beat AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens on a 3rd fall DQ
– Ivan Koloff beat Bill Watts 
– Ric Flair beat Big K
– Khosrow Vaziri beat Kenny Jay
– Jim Brunzell beat Bill Crouch

1974

Madison Square Garden:
– WWWF World Tag Team Champions Tony Garea and Dean Ho defeated Larry Hennig and Stan Staskiak 
– WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino and Nikolai Volkoff fought to a draw due to the 11 pm curfew 

1975

Mobile, Alabama:
– Ken Lucas defeated Duke Myers to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title

1977

St. Louis, Missouri:
– NWA Champion Harley Race and Superstar Graham was ruled a draw
– Jack Brisco and Dick the Bruiser defeated Ernie Ladd and Ivan Koloff via DQ
– Pat O’Connor draw Jim Valiant
– Jim Brunzell and Greg Gagne defeated Roger Kirby and Bulldog Bob Brown
– Akio Sato defeated Moose Morowski
– Gino Hernandez defeated Jim Lancaster

Dothan, Alabama:
– The Islanders (Afa and Sika) defeated Bobby and Ricky Fields for the NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Titles

1978 

Indianapolis, Indiana:
– Dominic DeNucci and Wilbur Snyder defeated The Valiant Brothers (Jimmy and Johnny) for the World Wrestling Association World Tag Team Titles

1979

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– Ricky Steamboat & Dino Bravo beat Ric Flair & Greg Valentine by DQ
– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Billy Robinson 
– AWA Tag Team Champions Pat Patterson & Ray Stevens beat Tony Atlas & Johnny Weaver
– Waldo Von Erich beat Johnny Yachetti 
– Chris Tolos beat Joe Marcus
– Sweet Daddy Siki beat Terry Yorkston 

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Koko Ware beat The Destroyer
– Danny Davis beat Roger Howell
– Dennis Condrey beat Robert Gibson
– The Assassins beat Tommy Gilbert & Buzz Sawyer
– Tony Charles beat Don Carson
– The Mongolian Stomper beat Jimmy Golden
– Toru Tanaka & Austin Idol beat Southern Tag Champs Robert Fuller & Bill Dundee via DQ
– Bill Dundee won a two ring battle royal

1984 

Charlotte, North Carolina:
– Wahoo McDaniel and Mark Youngblood defeated Don Kernodle and Bob Orton, Jr. to win the NWA World Tag Team Titles

Chicago, Illinois:
– AWA Champion Jumbo Tsuruta beat Blackjack Lanza
– AWA Tag Team Champions Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell beat Blackjack Mulligan & Jerry Lawler
– Stan Hansen & Nick Bockwinkel ddq Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher
– Mr. Saito & Jesse Ventura beat The Crusher (sub Mad Dog Vachon) & Baron Von Raschke by DQ
– Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell no contest Rick Martel & Dino Bravo
– Giant Baba & Genichiro Tenryu beat Buddy Roberts & Ronnie Garvin
– Billy Robinson & Brad Rheingans beat Steve Regal & Kevin Kelly
– Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes beat Steve Olsonoski & Buck Zumhofe

San Antonio, Texas:
– The Sheepherders (Butch Miller and Luke Williams) defeated The Fabulous Ones (Steve Keirn and Stan Lane) for the Southwest Championship Wrestling World Tag Team Titles

1985

Dothan, Alabama:
– Austin Idol defeated Lord Humongous (Jeff Van Kemp) for the NWA Alabama Heavyweight Title

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Jerry Lawler dcor AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel
– Lanny Poffo & Randy Savage & Jimmy Valiant beat Adrian Street & Mr Wrestling & Eddie Gilbert
– Fabulous Ones no contest Rock & Roll Express
– Interns beat Steve Constant & Tim Ashley
– Phantom of the Opera beat Tracy Smothers
– Ron Starr beat David Haskins
– Plowboy Frazier & Nightmares beat Tojo Yamamoto & Battens

1986

Spartanburg, North Carolina:
– Tully Blanchard defeated Dusty Rhodes to win the NWA National Heavyweight Title 

1987

Lubbock, Texas:
– The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers) defeated Brian Adias and Al Madril to win the WCWA World Tag Team Titles

1989 

Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
– The Batten Twins (Bart and Brad) defeated Dan Kroffat and Tama for the WWC World Tag Team Titles
– TNT (Savio Vega) won the WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Title from Jason the Terrible
– Chris and Mark Youngblood won the WWC Caribbean Tag Team Titles from The Ninja Express (Kensuke Sasaki and Mr. Pogo)

San Antonio, Texas:
– Gary Young won the World Class Texas Heavyweight Title by forfeit from Brickhouse Brown 

1990

Mayguez, Puerto Rico:
– Invader I defeated Harley Race for the WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Title 

1991

Hiroshima, Japan:
– Tatsumi Fujinami defeated Big Van Vader to win the IWGP World Heavyweight Title 

1992

Tokyo, Japan:
– Akira Taue and Jumbo Tsuruta defeated Terry Gordy and Steve Williams for the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles

1994

Lenoir, North Carolina:
– Anthony Michaels defeated the Hornet
– Bobby Blaze defeated Jeff Victory
– US Jr. Heavyweight Champion Chris Candido defeated Tracy Smothers
– SMW Heavyweight Champion the Dirty White Boy & Dirty White Girl defeated Brian Lee & Tammy Fytch

1995

Tokyo, Japan:
– Stan Hansen won the AJPW Triple Crown Title from Toshiaki Kawada 

Chilhowie, Virginia:
– Boo Bradley pinned D-Lo Brown
– SMW Tag Champs The Rock-n-Roll Express beat Al Snow & Unabom via DQ
– The Dirty White Boy beat Buddy Landel via DQ
– Mustafa Saed pinned Tracy Smothers

1996

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Jesse James Armstrong beat Tracy Smothers
– The Giant Warrior pinned King Cobra
– King Mabel beat Sir Mo via forfeit
– Spellbinder beat Reggie B. Fine 
– Jerry Lawler drew Brian Christopher
– Spellbinder beat Isaac Yankem via DQ
– The Giant Warrior beat Spellbinder
– King Mabel beat Jesse James Armstrong 
– Jerry Lawler beat The Giant Warrior 
– Jerry Lawler beat King Mabel via DQ to win the vacant USWA Unified World Title
– USWA Tag Champs Tommy Rich & Doug Gilbert beat PG-13 in a loser leaves town match 

2000 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– Mike Awesome and Raven defeated Tommy Dreamer and Masato Tanaka to win the ECW World Tag Team Titles
– The Sandman defeated Yoshihiro Tajiri

2005

Tokyo, Japan:
– Wataru Inoue and Koji Kanemoto defeated Gedo and Jado for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles

2006

Doncaster, England:
– Abyss defeated A.J. Styles in a tournament final to become the first 1PW World Heavyweight Champion 
– Christian Cage defeated Rhino

Mexico City, Mexico:
– Chuck Palumbo and Johnny Stamboli defeated Dos Caras, Jr. and Lizmark, Jr. to win the Yamaha tournament cup

2007 

Mexico City, Mexico:
– Hirooki Goto defeated Shocker in a tournament final to win the NWA International Junior Heavyweight Title, which was newly revived by CMLL

2012

ROH 10th Anniversary: New York City:
– The All Night Express defeated Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin
– Michael Bennett defeated Homicide
– ROH TV champ Jay Lethal defeated Tommaso Ciampa (with The Embassy)
– ROH Tag Team champions The Briscoes defeated The Young Bucks to retain the titles
– Eddie Edwards & Adam Cole defeated ROH champ Davey Richards & Kyle O’Reilly

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