Daily Pro Wrestling History (10/08): Brock Lesnar wins IWGP Heavyweight title

1953

Wichita, Kansas:
– Lenny Montana defeated David Sims to win the Heart of America Title (Title would be renamed Central States Title)

1962

Kansas City, Missouri:
– Stan Neilson & Art Neilson defeated George Scott & Sandy Scott
– Texas Death Match: Dick the Bruiser defeated The Sheik by countout

1975

Duluth, Minnesota:
– Cage Match: Baron Von Raschke beat Billy Robinson
– Pampero Firpo beat Buddy Wolff
– Jimmy Valiant & Johnny Valiant beat Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell in 2 out of 3 falls

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1978 

Dallas, Texas:
– Evelyn Stevens defeated The Fabulous Moolah for the NWA Women’s World Heavyweight Title

1982

St. Louis, Missouri:
– Harley Race defeated NWA Champion Ric Flair by winning the only fall within the one hour limit, so Flair retained the title despite losing the decision because the challenger failed to win two falls
– Andre the Giant and Crusher Blackwell were both counted out outside the ring by special referee Leo Nomellini
– Ken Patera, Hercules Hernandez and Kim Duk defeated Dusty Rhodes, Dewey Robertson and Bruce Reed via DQ 
– Hulk Hogan won a handicap tag bout over Greg Valentine and The Great Tio 
– Mark Romero defeated Roger Kirby
– Manny Fernandez defeated Von Raschke
– Bulldog Bob Brown and Buzz Tyler draw Mike George and Rufus R. Jones

1986 

Tampa, Florida:
– Barry Windham defeated Outlaw Ron Bass to win the vacant Florida State Heavyweight Title 

1989

Atlanta, Georgia:
– Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace defeated the New Zealand Militia
– Norman defeated Tommy Rich
– Tom Zenk defeated Bill Irwin
– Brian Pillman defeated Eddie Gilbert
– Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey defeated the Road Warriors via disqualification
– Sting fought Gary Hart (sub. for NWA TV Champion the Great Muta) to a draw
– NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Steve Williams
– Rick & Scott Steiner defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin via disqualification
– NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Terry Funk in an I Quit match

1990 

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Mark Callous beat Bill Dundee via DQ
– Dick Slater beat Danny Davis
– Jeff Gaylord beat Doug Gilbert
– Eddie Gilbert beat Jimmy Valiant
– John Tatum beat King Cobra
– Austin Idol beat Gary Young
– Terry Funk beat Brickhouse Brown
– Dick Murdoch beat The Samurai (Shinji Sasazaki)
– Jeff Jarrett beat Sheik Abdul
– Steve Keirn beat Tony Anthony
– Jerry Lawler beat Mark Callous via DQ
– Dick Slater beat Jeff Gaylord
– Jeff Jarrett drew Eddie Gilbert
– Austin Idol beat John Tatum
– Terry Funk pinned Steve Keirn
– Jerry Lawler beat Dick Slater
– Terry Funk beat Dick Murdoch via DQ
– Austin Idol TKO Eddie Gilbert
– Jerry Lawler beat Terry Funk via DQ
– Jerry Lawler won a 21-man tournament by defeating Austin Idol in the finals to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title 

1991 

Montgomery, Alabama:
– The York Foundation (Terrance Taylor, Richard Morton, & Thomas Rich), managed by Alexandra York (Terri Runnels) defeated Dustin Rhodes, Tom Zenk, & Big Josh (Matt Borne) to win the WCW World Six-Man Tag Team Title 

1992

New Orleans, Louisiana:
– Erik Watts defeated Scotty Flamingo
– Shane Douglas & Van Hammer defeated Bobby Eaton & Arn Anderson
– Mike Graham fought Dick Slater to a draw
– WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes defeated the Barbarian & Tony Atlas
– Brian Pillman defeated Brad Armstrong
– Sting defeated Cactus Jack in a lumberjack match (stipulations stated Sting would face Jake Roberts later in the show if he won)
– WCW World Champion Ron Simmons defeated WCW US Champion Rick Rude
– Sting defeated Jake Roberts in a lights out match

Bristol, Tennessee:
– Dixie Dynamite pinned Killer Kyle
– The Fantastics (Fultons) beat Dutch Mantell & Jimmy Golden
– Brian Lee pinned The Nightstalker
– Tim Horner beat SMW Champ The Dirty White Boy via DQ
– The Rock-n-Roll Express beat The Heavenly Bodies (Lane & Pritchard)

1993

Knoxville, Tennessee:
– The Bullet defeated Killer Kyle
– SMW Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson fought Scott & Steve Armstrong to a no contest
– SMW Heavyweight Champion Brian Lee defeated Tracy Smothers 
– Tom Prichard & Jimmy Del Ray at w/ Jim Cornette) defeated Rick & Scott Steiner via disqualification

1994

Johnson City, Tennessee:
– Boo Bradley defeated Lance Storm
– Bruiser Bedlam defeated SMW Heavyweight Champion the Dirty White Boy via disqualification in a whipping match
– SMW Tag Team Champions New Jack & Mustafa defeated Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson in a No DQ, no time-limit match

2001 

WWF Monday Night Raw: Indianapolis, Indiana: 
– The Big Show, Spike Dudley, & Tajiri (w/ Torrie Wilson) defeated Tazz & the Dudley Boyz (w/ Stacy Keibler)
– The Hardys defeated Booker T and Test to win the WCW Tag Team Titles
– Edge defeated WCW US Champion Rhyno via disqualification
– WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam & Shane McMahon defeated WCW World Champion the Rock & Chris Jericho 
– WWF Light Heavyweight / WCW Cruiserweight Champion X-Pac pinned Scotty 2 Hotty 
– Molly Holly pinned Lita
– Steve Austin defeated Kurt Angle to win the WWF World Title

2004 

Tijuana, Mexico:
– L.A. Park beat Nicho to win the XLAW heavyweight title

Arena Mexico:
– Universo 2000 beat Canek in the finals of the Leyenda de Azul tournament 

2005 

Tokyo, Japan:
– Brock Lesnar won a three-way over Kazuyuki Fujita and Masahiro Chono to win the IWGP heavyweight title 
– Black Tiger (Rocky Romero) beat Tiger Mask to win the IWGP jr. title

2006

Morioka, Japan:
– Great Sasuke beat Super Delfin to win the Tohoku jr. title

WWE No Mercy: Raleigh, North Carolina:
– WWE Champion Booker T defeated Bobby Lashley, Batista and Fit Finlay to retain the title
– Rey Mysterio defeated Chavo Guerrero in a falls count anywhere match
– Chris Benoit defeated William Regal

2007 

Tokyo, Japan:
– Hiroshi Tanahashi beat Yuji Nagata to win the IWGP heavyweight title

2009

Tokyo, Japan:
– The Motor City Machine Guns, Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin, defeated Yujiro and Tetsuya Naito to win the IWGP Jr. Tag Team Titles
– Team 3-D, Bubba and D-Von, defeated Togi Makabe and Toru Yano to win the IWGP Tag Titles

2012 

Tokyo, Japan:
– Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr. beat Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan to win the IWGP tag titles

Yokohama, Japan:
– KENTA (Hideo Itami) & Maybach Taniguchi beat Magnus & Samoa Joe to win the GHC tag titles

2017

WWE Hell in a Cell: Detroit, Michigan:
– Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable beat Mojo Rawley & Zack Ryder 
– The Usos regained the Smackdown tag titles beating the New Day (Big E & Xavier Woods) in a Hell in a Cell match
– Randy Orton beat Rusev
– Baron Corbin won a three-way over A.J. Styles and Tye Dillinger to win the United States Title
– Charlotte Flair beat Natalya via DQ and Natalya retained the women’s title
– Jinder Mahal beat Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the WWE title
– Bobby Roode pinned Dolph Ziggler
– Kevin Owens beat Shane McMahon in a falls count anywhere Hell in a Cell match

2018

NJPW King of Pro Wrestling: Tokyo, Japan:
– Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Desperado beat Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team titles
– Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma beat Juice Robinson & Toa Henare
– Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa & Bad Luck Fale & Taiji Ishimori beat Young Bucks & Hangman Page & Chase Owens 
– Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii & Will Ospreay beat Minoru Suzuki & Taichi & Takashi Iizuka 
– Tetsuya Naito & Seiya Sanada & Bushi & Shingo Takagi beat Kazuchika Okada & Toru Yano & Sho & Yoh
– Kushida pinned Marty Scurll to win the vacant IWGP Junior Heavyweight title
– Hiroshi Tanahashi pinned Jay White to retain the Wrestle Kingdom title shot briefcase
– Kenny Omega won a three-way over Kota Ibushi and Cody to retain the IWGP Heavyweight title

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