Daily Pro Wrestling History (06/13): King of the Ring 1993

1924 

St. Louis, Missouri:

– World Heavyweight Champion Ed “Strangler” Lewis defeated Jim Londos in 2 out of 3 falls  

1940

Kansas City, Kansas:

– Orville Brown defeated Bobby Bruns to win the Kansas City version of the Midwest Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title

1947 

St. Louis, Missouri:

– Ray Steele beat Bronko Nagurski

– Dizzy Davis defeated Bob Cummings

– Butch Levy beat Jack Conley

1957

Honolulu, Hawaii:

– Ed Francis defeated Al Lolotai for the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title

1960

Fort Worth, Texas:

– Tony Borne defeated Bull Curry to win the NWA Texas Brass Knuckles Title

1961 

Kansas City, Kansas:

– Art Neilson & Ray Shires defeated Red Bastien & Lou Bastien in three falls

– Bobo Brazil defeated Killer Kowalski in three falls 

– Bob Ellis defeated The Sheik via DQ in three falls

1963 

Kansas City, Kansas:

– Masked Medic #1 and Masked Medic #2 beat Pat O’Connor and Tiny Mills 2 falls to 1

– Sonny Myers beat Bob Geigel 2 falls to 1 via DQ

– Larry Hamilton drew Steve Kovacs 

– Rock Hunter beat Steve Bolus

1969

Duluth, Minnesota: 

– The Crusher & Bill Watts beat Larry Hennig & Lars Anderson

– Red Bastien beat Dr. X 

– Billy Red Lyons beat Big K

1970

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

– In a Steel Cage Match The Crusher beat Mad Dog Vachon

– Dr X & Double X beat Edouard Carpentier & Pepper Gomez

– Paul Diamond beat Larry Hennig

– Butcher Vachon beat Billy Howard

– Blackjack Lanza beat Moose Cholak

1972

Tijuana, Mexico:

– Alfonso Dantes defeated Rey Mendoza for the NWA World Light Heavyweight Title 

Columbia, South Carolina:

– Jerry Brisco defeated Rip Hawk to win the Mid-Atlantic Eastern title 

1974

Kansas City, Kansas:

– The Interns (Tom Andrews and Jim Starr) defeated Bob Geigel and Rufus R. Jones to win the Central States version of the NWA World Tag Team Titles

– Jim Brunzell defeated Bobby Garcia

– Pat O’Connor defeated Ciclon Negro via DQ 

– Bob Brown defeated Don Fargo via DQ

1975 

– Black Gordman and Goliath won the NWA Americas Tag Team Title from The Hollywood Blonds (Jerry Brown and Buddy Roberts)

Morioka, Japan:

– Great Kusatsu and Mighty Inoue defeated Tor Kamata and Duke Savage in a tournament final to win the vacant International Wrestling Alliance Tag Team Titles

1978

Miami, Florida:

– Jack and Jerry Brisco defeated Mr. Saito and Mr. Sato (The Great Kabuki) to win the NWA Florida Tag Team Titles

1981 

Indianapolis, Indiana:

– The Kelly Twins (Pat and Mike Kelly) defeated Wilbur Snyder and Spike Huber to win the World Wrestling Association (Indiana) Tag Team Titles

Omaha, Nebraska:

– The Crusher & Baron Von Raschke beat AWA Tag Team Champions Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura via DQ

– AWA Light Heavyweight Champion Mike Graham beat Buck Zumhofe 

– Jerry Blackwell ddq Brad Rheingans 

– Sheik Adnan beat Bill Howard (sub Greg Gagne)

– Brad Rheingans drew Laurent Soucie

1982

Monterrery, Mexico:

– Centurian Negro defeated Gran Hamada for the Universal Wrestling Association World Middleweight Title

1983 

Mexico City, Mexico:

– Tiger Mask (Satoru Sayama) defeated Fishman to win the vacant WWF World Junior Heavyweight Title 

Salt Lake City, Utah:

– Rick Martel beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel by DQ

– Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell beat Baron Von Raschke & Mad Dog Vachon 

– Wahoo McDaniel beat Blackjack Lanza

– AWA Light Heavyweight Champion Mike Graham beat Buck Zumhofe

– Greg Gagne beat John Tolos

1985 

Koga, Japan:

– Kuniaki Kobayashi defeated The Dynamite Kid for the NWA International Junior Heavyweight Title

Ibaraki, Japan:

– Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu beat Terry Gordy & Tiger Jeet Singh & Mario Milano

– Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu beat AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors by DQ

– In an International Junior Heavyweight title match; Kuniaki Kobayashi beat Dynamite Kid by DQ

1986

Nassau, Bahamas:

– Lex Luger defeated Ron Bass to win the NWA Bahamas Heavyweight Title 

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Houston, Texas:

– In a Texas Tornado Street Fight: Steve Williams & Dusty Rhodes & Bill Watts beat Ivan Koloff & Nikita Koloff & Kortsita Korchenko 

– Terry Gordy beat Terry Taylor

– AWA Champion Stan Hansen no contest Nick Bockwinkel

– Rock & Roll Express beat Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts 

– Magnum TA beat Baron Von Raschke

1988 

Memphis, Tennessee:

– AWA Champion Jerry Lawler beat Curt Hennig

– Brickhouse Brown double count out Max Pain 

– Great Sensei & Dutch Mantel beat Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden by DQ

– Tommy Gilbert beat Alan Reynolds

– Davey Haskins beat Cuban Assassin #1

– Bob Holly & Pat Rose drew Shawn Baxter & Tom Brandi

– Doug Furnas beat Cuban Assassin #2

– Billy Joe Travis & Scott Steiner beat Don Bass & Gary Young via DQ

1991 

Tokyo, Japan:

– Gran Hamada and Perro Aguayo defeated Los Brazos (Brazo de Oro and Brazo de Plata) to win the UWA World Tag Team Titles

1992

Mexico City, Mexico:

– Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. defeated El Egipicio to win the Mexico National Heavyweight Title

Lafayette, Louisiana:

– Dustin Rhodes defeated Bobby Eaton

– Nikita Koloff & Brian Pillman defeated WCW TV Champion Steve Austin & Arn Anderson when Pillman pinned Anderson

– The Junkyard Dog defeated Cactus Jack

– The Great Muta defeated Larry Zbyzsko

– Steve Williams & Terry Gordy defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Tom Zenk

– Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Greg Valentine & Terrence Taylor

– WCW World Champion Sting defeated Big Van Vader

– WCW US Champion Rick Rude defeated Ricky Steamboat

1993

WWF King of the Ring: Dayton, Ohio:

– Papa Shango defeated Owen Hart to retain the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship

– Bret Hart defeated Razor Ramon

– Mr. Perfect defeated Mr. Hughes (with Harvey Wippleman) by disqualification

– Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Jim Duggan

– Tatanka vs. Lex Luger ended in a time-limit draw

– Bret Hart defeated Mr. Perfect

– The Smoking Gunns (Billy and Bart) and The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) defeated The Headshrinkers (Samu and Fatu) (with Afa) 

  and Money Inc. (Ted DiBiase and Irwin R. Schyster)

– Shawn Michaels (with Diesel) defeated Crush to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship

– Yokozuna pinned Hulk Hogan to win the WWF World Title 

– Bret Hart pinned Bam Bam Bigelow to win the King of the Ring Tournament

1994 

Memphis, Tennessee:

– Anthony Michaels beat The Hornet (Brian Keyes)

– Tony Falk beat Tony Williams

– Debbie Combs beat Lady Satan

– The Colorado Kid beat Bert Prentice via DQ

– Koko B. Ware beat Reggie B. Fine

– Spellbinder beat Jeff Gaylord

– PG-13 beat The Eliminators to win the USWA Tag Team Titles

– Jerry Lawler & Brian Christopher beat Tony Falk, Eddie Gilbert, & Scott Bowden in a handicap tornado death match 

Albany, Kentucky:

– Chris Jericho & Lance Storm defeated Steven Dunn & Chris Candido (sub. for Timothy Well, at home due to a family illness)

– The Dirty White Boy defeated Kendo the Samurai

– Tracy Smothers defeated Killer Kyle in a coal miner’s glove match

– SMW Tag Team Champions Brian Lee & Chris Candido fought Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson to a no contest in a piledriver match

1997 

Xochimilko, Mexico:

– Nygma defeated El Salsero to win the Mexico National Welterweight Title

1998 

Alexandria, Virginia:

– Buddy Landel defeated Jimmy Cicero to win the Independent Professional Wrestling Alliance Heavyweight Title

Garden City, Manitoba, Canada:

– E.Z. Ryder and Darren Daulton defeated Damage Inc. (Skar and Sledge) to win the Canadian Wrestling Federation Tag Team Titles

1999 

WCW Great American Bash: Baltimore, Maryland:

– Hak (with Chastity) defeated Brian Knobs in a Hardcore match

– Van Hammer defeated Mikey Whipwreck

– Buff Bagwell defeated Disco Inferno

– The No Limit Soldiers (Konnan and Rey Misterio Jr.) defeated The West Texas Rednecks (Curt Hennig and Bobby Duncum Jr.)

– Ernest Miller (with Sonny Onoo) defeated Horace Hogan

– Ric Flair (with Arn Anderson and Asya) defeated Roddy Piper by disqualification

– Rick Steiner defeated Sting in a Falls Count Anywhere match to retain the WCW World Television Championship

– The Jersey Triad (Diamond Dallas Page and Kanyon) defeated Chris Benoit and Perry Saturn to win the WCW World Tag Team Titles

– Kevin Nash defeated Randy Savage (with Gorgeous George, Madusa, and Miss Madness) by disqualification to retain the WCW World Heavyweight Championship

Okayama City, Japan:

– Koji Nakagawa and Gedo defeated Masato Tanaka and Tetsuhiro Kuroda to win the FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Titles

2002 

Tokyo, Japan:

– Shouichi Ichimiya defeated Chocoball Mukai for the Dramatic Dream Team Ironman Heavy Metalweight Title 

2003

Tokyo, Japan:

– Yutaka Yoshie and Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Masahiro Chono and Hiroyoshi Tenzan to win the IWGP World Tag Team Titles

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