Daily Pro Wrestling History (08/31): Kensuke Sasaki wins IWGP Heavyweight title

1944

Kansas City, Kansas:
– MWA World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown defeated Les Wolfe in 2 of 3 falls 
– Jack Hader beat Jack Suzek

1945 

Houston, Texas: 
– Ted Cox defeated Buddy Rogers for the Texas Heavyweight Title

1950 

Columbus, Ohio:
– Don Eagle defeated Gorgeous George to win the Ohio AWA World Heavyweight Title

1951 

Atlanta, Georgia;
– Art Neilson and Jack Steel defeated Farmer Jones and Al Massey win the Georgia NWA Southern Tag Team Titles

1954 

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada:
– Al and Tiny Mills defeated George and Sandy Scott for the Calgary NWA Canadian Tag Team Titles

1965 

Pensacola, Florida:
– Don Carson defeated Ken Lucas to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title 

1967 

Chattanooga, Tennessee:
– Len Rossi defeated The Great Yamaha (Kantaro Hoshino) for the NWA  Southern Junior Heavyweight Title 

1968 

Bloomington, Minnesota:
– Verne Gagne defeated Dr. X (Dick Beyer) to win the AWA World Heavyweight Title on a 3rd fall count out
– Harley Race beat the Crusher
– The Crusher & Bill Watts beat Larry Hennig & Harley Race by DQ
– Billy Red Lyons beat Big K and Kenny Jay beat Bob Sabre

Tampa, Florida:
– José Lothario and Joe Scarpa (Chief Jay Strongbow) defeated Boris Malenko and Johnny Valentine to win the Florida NWA Southern Tag Team Titles

1972 

Greensboro, North Carolina:
– Art Neilson and Johnny Weaver defeated Brute Bernard and Larry Hamilton for the NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Titles

Hattiesburg, Mississippi:
– Gorgeous George, Jr. won a battle royal to win the vacant NWA Mississippi Heavyweight Title

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1973 

Atlanta, Georgia:
– Mr. Wrestling II defeated Bill Watts for the vacant NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title

1974 

Hollywood, California:
– Manny Soto defeated Mr. California (Salvador Lothario) for the NWA Beat the Champ Television Title 
– Butcher Brannigan and Man Mountain Mike defeated Angel Blanco and Dr. Wagner to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Titles

Chattanooga, Tennessee:
– Chris Gallagher and Don Kent defeated Ricky Gibson and Steve Kovacs to win the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Titles

St. Paul, Minnesota:
– The Crusher beat Superstar Billy Graham
– Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Larry Hennig & Verne Gagne
– Horst Hoffman beat Ivan Putski by DQ
– Baron Von Raschke beat Khosrow Vaziri (Iron Sheik)
– Jim Brunzell beat Paul Perschmann (Buddy Rose)

1978 

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Doug Gilbert defeated Bob Sweetan for the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title 

1979 

Atlanta, Georgia:
– Ole Anderson and Ivan Koloff won the NWA Georgia Tag Team Titles by defeating Stan Hansen and Tommy Rich

Houston, Texas:
– NWA Champion Harley Race beat El Halcon
– Bruiser Brody beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel by DQ
– Mark Lewin beat Tor Kamata
– The Spoiler drew Tiger Conway Jr 
– Dale Valentine (Buddy Roberts) drew David Von Erich

1981 

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Eddie Gilbert and Ricky Morton defeated Mr. (Masa) Fuchi and Mr. (Atsushi) Onita to win the AWA Southern Tag Team Titles

1983 

Tokyo, Japan:
– Junbo Tsuruta defeated Bruiser Brody for the NWA International Heavyweight Title

1985

Tokyo, Japan:
– Tiger Mask (Mistuharu Misawa) defeated NWA International Junior Heavyweight Champion Kuniaki Kobayashi to win the title 
– PWF World Tag Team Champions; Ted DiBiase and PWF Heavyweight Champion Stan Hansen defeated NWA International Tag Team Champions; NWA 
  United National Heavyweight Champion Genichiro Tenryu and NWA International Heavyweight Champion Jumbo Tsuruta to retain the titles

1986 

Tulsa, Oklahoma:
– Eddie Gilbert and Sting defeated The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers) for the UWF World Tag Team Titles

1987 

Tokyo, Japan:
– Nick Bockwinkel, Austin Idol and Dick Slater defeated Masanobu Fuchi, Samson Fuyuki and Akio Sato
– PWF Heavyweight Champion Stan Hansen defeated Yoshiaki Yatsu by disqualification to retain the title 
– NWA United National Heavyweight Champion Genichiro Tenryu defeated NWA International Heavyweight Champion Jumbo Tsuruta by countout

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Jerry Lawler defeated Don Bass in a Hair vs. Title Steel Cage match for the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title  
– Bill Dundee defeated George Barnes to win the CWA International Heavyweight Title

1990 

Holbrook, Arizona:
– Steve Gatorwolf defeated The Japan Bomber (Riki Ataki) to win the American Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Title 

Augusta, Georgia:
– Tim Horner defeated the Iron Sheik
– Brad Armstrong pinned Buddy Landell
– Brian Pillman defeated Bobby Eaton
– NWA US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin 
– Tommy Rich defeated Harley Race via disqualification
– NWA US Champion Lex Luger & the Junkyard Dog defeated Mark Callous & Moondog Rex (sub. for Barry Windham & Sid Vicious) 
– NWA World Champion Sting pinned Ric Flair

1991

Baltimore, Maryland:
– Brian Pillman pinned Terrance Taylor
– Oz pinned Joey Maggs
– PN News pinned Thomas Rich
– Tom Zenk pinned the Diamond Studd
– Dustin Rhodes pinned Richard Morton
– Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin 
– Rick Steiner & Bill Kazmaier defeated Dick Murdoch & Dick Slater 
– WCW TV Champion Steve Austin defeated Johnny B. Badd via disqualification
– WCW World Champion Lex Luger pinned Ron Simmons
– WCW US Champion Sting & El Gigante defeated the One Man Gang & Cactus Jack 

1992 

Memphis, Tennessee:
– The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton) defeated Doug Gilbert and USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion Eddie Gilbert
– USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion Eddie Gilbert defeated The Dirty White Boy to retain the title
– USWA Tag Team Champions Jeff Jarrett and Jerry Lawler defeated The Orient Express (Kato and Tanaka) to retain the title 
– Bill Dundee defeated Tommy Rich by disqualification in a Steel Cage match

1993 

Akita, Japan:
– Crypt Keeper (José Estrada, Jr.) defeated Crash the Terminator (Bill DeMott) for the W*ING World Heavyweight Title

1996 

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Jamie Dundee defeated Wolfie D to win the USWA Television Title 

1997

Yokohama, Japan:
– Kensuke Sasaki defeated Shinya Hashimoto for the IWGP Heavyweight Title 

Memphis, Tennessee:
– PG-13 (JC Ice and Wolfie D) defeated Steven Dunn and Flash Flanagan for the USWA Tag Team Titles

2003

Gifu, Japan:
– Shinjiro Otani and Masato Tanaka defeated C.W. Anderson and Steve Corino for the NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Titles

2004 

Morioka, Japan:
– Takao Omori and Shinjiro Otani defeated Yoshiaki Fujiwara and Shinya Hashimoto for the NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Titles

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