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Daily Pro Wrestling History (09/23): Kurt Angle wins WWF title at Unforgiven 2001

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1961

Detroit, Michigan:
– Dick the Bruiser defeated Verne Gagne to win the United States Championship in a Best of Three Falls match

1965

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Penalty Box Rules Match, North American Tag Team Champions, Bob Geigel & Bob Brown beat The Mongolian Stompers & The Ox
– Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Corsica Joe
– Sonny Myers beat Jerry Miller
– Thor Hagen beat Bulldog Playchas

1968

Orlando Florida:
– Nick Kozak defeated Johnny Valentine for the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title

1972

Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
– Jorge Gordienko defeated Beautiful Brutus
– Kendo Nagasaki defeated Geoff Portz to win the Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship

1974

Orlando Florida:
– NWA World Champion Jack Brisco beat Bill Watts
– Bob Armstrong (substitution for Ron Fuller) & Tony Charles beat The Hollywood Blondes, Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown
– Bob Armstrong beat Greg Valentine
– Jerry Brisco beat Dick Slater

1975

Des Moines, Iowa:
– NWA World Title Match, Jack Brisco defeated Ed Wiskowski to retain the title
– Baron Von Raschke beat Pat O’Connor
– Akio Sato & Jerry Oates beat Jesse Venutra & Palmer

1979

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– Canadian title match, not on the AWA title line; Canadian Champion Davey Robertson defeated AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel
– US Champion Jimmy Snuka beat Ricky Steamboat
– Andre the Giant beat Ken Patera by DQ
– Jay Youngblood & Pedro Morales beat Swede Hanson & John Studd

1982

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
– In a Non Title Match, Dino Bravo & Rick Martel beat AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzel
– AWA Champion Otto Wanz beat Nick Bockwinkel
– Adrian Adonis beat Baron Von Raschke
– Bobby Heenan beat Ray Stevens by DQ
– Ken Patera and Bobby Duncum are no match for Jerry Blackwell and Sheikh Adnan

1983

Houston, Texas:
– Non Title Match, Junk Yard Dogs beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel
– Butch Reed DQ. by Dusty Rhodes
– Hacksaw Duggan & Steve Williams beat King Kong Bundy & One Man Gang
– Missing Link Magnum TA . Defeated

1984

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– WWF Champion Hulk Hogan and Mad Dog Vachon defeated George Steele and Big John Studd (substituting for Jesse Ventura).
– Pat Patterson & Michael Hayes defeated The Moondogs. This match replaced Fabulous Freebirds vs Spoiler & Moondogs
– WWF Intercontinental Champion Tito Santana defeated Paul Orndorff via disqualification

1986

Tokyo, Japan:
– Tatsumi Fujinami and Kengo Kimura defeated Akira Maeda and Osamu Kido to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles.

Portland, Oregon:
– Road Warriors DQ. by Bruce Brody & Rip Oliver
– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Kurt Hennig by DQ
– Sergeant Slaughter defeated Abudah Din

1987

Los Angeles, California:
– NWA Western States Heritage Champion Barry Windham beat Rick Steiner
– Terry Taylor & Eddie Gilbert beat Sting & Shane Douglas
– UWF Champion Steve Williams beat Black Bart
– NWA US Champion Lex Luger beat NWA World TV Champion Nikita Koloff
– NWA World Champion Ric Flair fought Ron Garvin to a no contest

1989

Richmond, Virginia:
– Ron Simmons pinned Scott Hall
– Eddie Gilbert pinned the Cuban killer
– Shane Douglas pinned Rip Morgan
– Norman pinned Johnny Ace
– Road Warrior Animal defeated Sid Vicious via disqualification at about the 3-minute mark when Teddy Long intervened
– Steve Williams fought Mike Rotunda to a draw
– Tom Zenk beat Dick Slater
– Sting defeated NWA TV Champion The Great Muta via disqualification

1990

Atlanta, Georgia:
– Juicer pinned Dutch mantel
– Terry Taylor pinned The Iron Shack
– The Master Blasters beat Mike Rotunda & Alan Iron Eagle
– Big Van Vader pinned Tom Zenko
– NWA US Tag Team Champions Rick Scott Steiner defeated Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker and Lieutenant James Earl Wright (Dub. to)
Samoan SWAT Team) – NWA US Champion Lex Luger fights Stan Hansen to a double count-out
– NWA Tag Team Champions Doom fought Ric Flair & Arn Anderson to a double disqualification
– NWA World Champion Sting pinned Black Scorpion (Randy Cooley)

Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico:
– Rick Valentine and Eric Embry defeated Hurricane Castillo Jr. and Miguelito Perez to win the WWC Caribbean Tag Team Titles.

1992

Yokohama, Japan:
– Osamu Nishimura defeated Satoshi Kojima
– Hiro Saito pinned Black Cat
– Super Strong Machine & Tatsutoshi Goto beat Great Kokina & Wild Samoan (Samu)
– El Samurai & Koji Kanemoto beat Hiroyoshi Yamamoto & Jushin Ligero
– Scott Norton pinned Tony Halme in a match for the #1 contender for the IWGP Heavyweight Title
– Akitoshi Saito, Kengo Kimura, Masashi Aoyagi, and Shiro Koshinaka defeated Osamu Kido, Ricky Choshu, Takayuki Izuka, and Tatsumi Fujinami.
– IWGP Heavyweight Champion The Great Muta pinned Shinya Hashimoto
– IWGP Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner beat Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki
– NWA World Champion Masahiro Chono beat Steve Austin

1993

Greenville, South Carolina:
– Shanghai Piers beat Mark Starr
– Shockmaster beat Tex Schlesanger
– WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal defeated Eric Watts
– Ricky Steamboat beat Paul Orndorf
– Cactus Jack defeated Yoshi Kwano
– Steve Austin beat Arn Anderson
– Sting and Davey Boy Smith defeated WCW Tag Team Champions The Nesty Boyz via disqualification
– Ric Flair pinned World Champion Ric Roode in a non-title match

Fleming-Neon, Kentucky:
– Tim Horner pinned Chris Candido in a “Country Whipping” match
– Scott & Steve Armstrong beat Ron & Don Harris
– SMW Tag Champs The Rock-n-Roll Express beat The Heavenly Bodies (Pritchard & Del Rey)
– Tracy Smers beat SMW Champ Brian Lee via DQ

1994

Las Vegas, Nevada:
– Danny Spivey defeated Johnny Ace to win the first UWF Americas title
– Candy Devine pinned Tina Moretti to win the vacant UWF Women’s Title
– The Killer Bees beat Sardar & The Power Warrior (Larry Power) to win the first UWF Tag Titles
– UWF Champion Steve Williams defeated Sid Vicious via DQ

Hyden, Kentucky:
– Lance Storm pinned Killer Kyle
– Chris Candido pinned Brian Lee
– SMW champ The Dirty White Boy beats Bruiser Bedlam to DQ. beat through
– Brian Lee & The Dirty White Boy beat The Gangstas via Pinfall

1996

Monday Night Raw: Hershey, Pennsylvania:
– Mark Mero defeated Farooq to win a tournament for the Intercontinental Title

– Kensuke Sasaki defeated Shiro Koshinaka in the final of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s “Japan-US All Star Tournament”.

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Yokohama, Japan:
– Scott Norton defeated Yuji Nagata for the vacant IWGP Heavyweight Title

2000

Newport, Delaware:
– Inferno Kid defeated JJ The Ring Crew Guy for the ECWA Heavyweight Title

2001

WWF Unforgiven: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
– Ryno defeated Yoshihiro Tajiri for the United States Title
– WWF Tag Team Champions The Dudley Boyz beat Big Show & Spike Dudley, Lance Storm & the WWF European Champions
Storm, and Matt and Jeff Hardy in an elimination match
– Christian defeats Edge to win the Intercontinental Title
– WCW Tag Team Champions The Undertaker & Kane beat Chronic (w/ Steven Richards)
– WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam pinned Chris Jericho
– WCW World Champion The Rock defeated Booker T and Shane McMahon in a handicap match
– Kurt Angle defeated Steve Austin to win the WWF World Heavyweight Title

2002

– Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito defeated Takeshi Rikio & Takeshi Morishima for the Global Honored Crown Tag Team Titles
– Mitsuharu Misawa defeated Yoshihiro Takayama to win the Global Honored Crown Heavyweight Title

2003

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– Yoshihiro Tajiri defeated Rey Mysterio to win the WWE Cruiserweight Title

2018

NJPW Destruction: Kobe, Japan:
– Yota Suji drew Yuya Uemura
– Sho & Yo beat Ren Narita & Shota Umino
– Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask defeated IWGP Jr. Tag Champion Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Desperado in a non-title match
– Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima beat Togi Makabe & Tomoki Honma & Ryusuke Taguchi & Ayato Yoshida
– Beretta & Chucky T defeated Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.
– Jay White & Yoshi-Hashi & Will Osprey beat David Finlay & Juice Robinson & Toe Henare
– Tetsuya Naito & Evil & Seiya Sanada beat Minoru Suzuki & Jack Saber Jr. & Taka Michinoku
– Kushida defeated Bushi in the first round of the tournament for the vacant IWGP Junior. title
– Hiroshi Tanahashi pinned Kazuchika Okada to retain contract for IWGP Title shot at Wrestle Kingdom

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