Daily Pro Wrestling History (12/29): Mick Foley wins his first WWF World title

1937 

St. Louis, Missouri:
– Lou Thesz defeated Everett Marshall for the National Wrestling Association and Midwest Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Titles

1955

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– Fritz Von Erich and Karl Von Schober defeated Whipper Billy Watson and Ilio DiPaolo for the NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Titles 

Amarillo, Texas:
– Bob Geigel defeated Roy Heffernan to win the NWA Southwest Heavyweight Title 

1956

Fresno, California:
– Ben and Mike Sharpe defeated Enrique Torres and Ron Etchison to win the San Francisco version of the NWA World Tag Team Titles

1960

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– Tiny Mills and Stan Kowalski defeated Whipper Billy Watson and Ilio DiPaolo for the NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Titles

1961

Columbus, Ohio:
– Don Curtis defeated Karl Krauser (Karl Gotch) to win the NWA Eastern States Heavyweight Title 

1964

Tampa, Florida:
– Tarzan Tyler defeated Bob Orton to win the Florida version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title

1967

Lafayette, Louisiana:
– Bob Kelly defeated Don Carson for the NWA Tri-State Louisiana Heavyweight Title 

1972

Dothan, Alabama:
– Rick Gibson defeated The Wrestling Pro for the NWA Alabama Heavyweight Title 

Atlanta, Georgia:
– Buddy Colt won the Georgia version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title by defeating Bob Armstrong 

1973 

San Francisco, California:
– Moondog Mayne defeated Pat Patterson for the San Francisco version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Title 

Chattanooga, Tennessee:
– Don Greene and Bearcat Brown defeated The Interns (Tom Andrews and Jim Starr) to win the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Titles

1974

Dallas, Texas:
– Fritz Von Erich defeated Blackjack Lanza for the WCCW American Heavyweight Title 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– The Crusaders (Dewey Robertson and Billy Red Lyons) defeated The Love Brothers (Reginald and Hartford Love) to win the Toronto version of the NWA International Tag Team Titles 

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Ron Fuller won a tournament final for the vacant Mid-America version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 

1976

Denver, Colorado:
– Death Match: The Crusher beat Mad Dog Vachon 
– Verne Gagne & Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Nick Bockwinkel & Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum 
– Pierre Poisson beat Larry Hennig by DQ 
– Peter Maivia beat Moose Morowski 

1980 

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Ricky Morton & Sonny King beat Tojo Yamamoto & Gypsy Joe
– Tommy Gilbert beat The Angel via DQ
– Tony Charles beat Bill Irwin
– Jimmy Valiant beat Carl Fergie
– Tony Charles, Ricky Morton, Carl Fergie, Sonny King, & Tommy Gilbert beat Jimmy Valiant, Tojo Yamamoto, Bill Irwin, Gypsy Joe, & The Angel
– Southern Tag Champs Tommy Rich & Bill Dundee beat Guy Mitchell & Roger Kirby in a “loser leaves town” match
– Jerry Lawler pinned The Dream Machine (as a result, Lawler received a match with Jimmy Hart)
– Jerry Lawler beat Jimmy Hart via DQ

1985 

AWA/NWA Star Wars: East Rutherford, New Jersey:
– Hansen defeated AWA World Heavyweight Champion Rick Martel to win the title
– Road Warriors beat Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khrushchev by DQ
– NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Dusty Rhodes by DQ
– Magnum TA beat Tully Blanchard
– Handicap Match: Sgt. Slaughter beat Boris Zhukov & Chris Markoff
– Rock & Roll Express beat Bill Irwin & Scott Irwin
– Buddy Roberts beat Paul Ellering by DQ
– Carlos Colon beat Konga The Barbarian
– Sherri Martel beat Debbie Combs
– Little Tokyo beat Cowboy Lang
– Ron Bass beat JJ Dillon

1986

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Jonathon Boyd beat John Paul
– Paul Diamond beat Tojo Yamamoto in an I quit match
– Jerry Bryant & Lou Winston beat Buddy Wayne & Don Bass 
– Pat Tanaka beat Tony Burton
– Tracy Smothers beat Boy Tony via DQ in a “loser wears panties” match
– Emily Arthur beat Downtown Bruno via countout
– Southern Tag Champs The Rock-n-Roll RPMs NC Billy Joe Travis & Jeff Jarrett
– Soul Train Jones beat Goliath 
– Austin Idol beat Big Bubba via DQ
– Jerry Lawler TKO Tommy Rich

Birmingham, Alabama:
– Adrian Street defeated Wendell Cooley to win the NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Title

Fayetteville, North Carolina:
– Baron Von Raschke defeated Shaska Whatley (sub. for the Barbarian) in a Texas Death Match
– NWA Tag Team Champion Rick Rude (sub. for Shaska Whatley) pinned Jimmy Valiant in under a minute
– Ron Garvin defeated Bill Dundee
– Brad Armstrong defeated Jimmy Garvin via disqualification
– Dutch Mantell & Bobby Jaggers defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Ivan Koloff & Krusher Kruschev in a steel cage match

Inglewood, California:
– Sam Houston pinned Teijo Khan
– Todd Champion defeated Ken Timbs
– Dick Murdoch pinned the Warlord with a roll up
– Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Ole & Arn Anderson when Morton pinned Ole with a sunset flip into the ring
– The Giant Baba & Hiroshi Wajima defeated the MOD Squad
– NWA Six-Man Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors (w/ Paul Ellering) defeated Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey (w/ Jim Cornette) via 
  disqualification
– Dusty Rhodes & NWA US Champion Nikita Koloff defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair & NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard 
– Road Warrior Hawk (w/ Paul Ellering) won a Bunkhouse Stampede 

1989

Richmond, Virginia:
– The New Zealand Militia defeated Tommy Rich & Ranger Ross
– Kevin Sullivan defeated Hector Guerrero
– Brian Pillman defeated Michael Hayes via disqualification 
– Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace
– The Road Warriors, NWA Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Doom & the Wild Samoans
– Sting, Ole & Arn Anderson defeated NWA TV Champion the Great Muta, Buzz Sawyer, & the Dragon Master
– NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated NWA US Champion Lex Luger via disqualification

1990

Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico:
– Askari El Gringo defeated El Hijo del Black Shadow for the World Wrestling Association World Lightweight Title

1991

WCW Starcade: Norfolk, Virginia: 
– Lethal Lottery: Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Jim Garvin defeated Michael Hayes & WCW US Tag Team Champion Tracy Smothers 
– Lethal Lottery: WCW US Champion Rick Rude & WCW TV Champion Steve Austin (w/ Paul E. Dangerously) defeated Big Josh & Van Hammer 
– Lethal Lottery: Richard Morton & WCW Tag Team Champion Dustin Rhodes defeated Larry Zbyzsko (w/ Madusa) & El Gigante 
– Lethal Lottery: Bill Kazmaier & WCW Light Heavyweight Champion Jushin Liger defeated Diamond Dallas Page & Mike Graham 
– Lethal Lottery: WCW World Champion Lex Luger (w/ Harley Race) & Arn Anderson defeated Tom Zenk & Terrance Taylor 
– Lethal Lottery: WCW Tag Team Champion Ricky Steamboat & Todd Champion defeated Cactus Jack & Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker 
– Lethal Lottery: Sting & Abdullah the Butcher defeated Brian Pillman & Bobby Eaton 
– Lethal Lottery: Big Van Vader & Mr. Hughes defeated Rick Steiner & the Nightstalker (sub. for the Diamond Studd) 
– Lethal Lottery: Scott Steiner & Firebreaker Chip defeated Johnny B. Badd & Arachnaman 
– Lethal Lottery: Ron Simmons & Thomas Rich defeated PN News & WCW US Tag Team Champion Steve Armstrong 
– Sting won a two-ring 20-man Battlebowl 

St. Paul, Minnesota:
– Jerry Lynn defeated Ricky Rice to win the PWA Light Heavyweight Title 
– Ken Patera and Baron Von Raschke defeated The Punishers (Sledge and Hammer) for the PWA Tag Team Titles

1992

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Vinnie Vegas
– Madusa defeated Paul E. Dangerously in a 5-minute challenge
– Erik Watts defeated Tex Slazenger
– Johnny B. Badd defeated Scotty Flamingo in a boxing match
– Barry Windham pinned Dustin Rhodes 
– Sting & the Great Muta defeated Big Van Vader & NWA World Champion Masahiro Chono 
– WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas defeated Jushin Liger & Kensuke Sasaki

1994

SMW Christmas Chaos: Erlanger, Kentucky:
– Sean Casey pinned Brian Taylor
– Tracy Smothers beat Bryant Anderson in an “I quit” match
– Cactus Jack pinned Chris Candido in a “falls count anywhere” match
– Buddy Landel beat SMW Champ The Dirty White Boy via DQ
– SMW Tag Champs The Rock-n-Roll Express beat The Gangstas 
– Cactus Jack won a Smoky Mountain rumble

1995

New York City:
– Mikey Whipwreck pinned ECW World Television and World Tag Team Champion 2 Cold Scorpio to win both titles 
– ECW World Heavyweight Champion The Sandman pinned Raven to retain the title

1996

WCW Starcade: Nashville, Tennessee:
– Mascarita Sagrada & Octagoncito defeated Jerrito Estrada & Piratita Morgan 
– J Crown Champion the Ultimo Dragon (w/ Sonny Onoo) pinned WCW Cruiserweight Champion Dean Malenko to win the title 
– Jushin Liger pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. with a Liger Bomb 
– Jeff Jarrett pinned Chris Benoit (w/ Woman) in a No DQ match 
– WCW Tag Team Champions Kevin Nash & Scott Hall defeated Meng & the Barbarian 
– WCW US Championship Tournament Finals: Eddie Guerrero pinned Diamond Dallas Page 
– Lex Luger pinned The Giant 
– Roddy Piper defeated WCW World Heavyweight Champion Hollywood Hulk Hogan in a non-title match

1997

Baltimore, Maryland:
– Ultimo Dragon defeated WCW Cruiserweight Champion Eddie Guerrero to win the title 
– Booker T won the WCW World Television Title from Disco Inferno

1998

Worcester, Massachusetts:
– Mankind (Mick Foley) defeated The Rock to win the WWF World Title 

1998

Louisville, Kentucky:
– Doug Basham defeated Rip Rogers to win the OVW Heavyweight Title

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