Daily Pro Wrestling History (03/25): WWWF Champion Backlund vs. AWA Champion Bockwinkel


Kansas City, Missouri: (11,000 attendance)
– World Heavyweight champion Frank Gotch beat Raoul de Rouen 2 falls to 0 
– The Dago Kid beat Tommy Mowatt 
– Charlie Baker beat Vic Snyder 


Columbus, Ohio:
– Frank Sexton defeated George McCloud to become the first Ohio Heavyweight Champion


Kansas City, Kansas:
– Buddy Gilbert and Ron Reed defeated Rocky Hamilton and Dutch Savage to win the Central States NWA North American Tag Team Titles


Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Killer Kowalski & The Alaskan in 2 out of 3 falls
– Mad Dog Vachon beat Reggie Parks
– Doug Gilbert beat Mitsu Arakawa (sub Chris Markoff) by DQ 
– Moose Cholak drew Jack Lanza


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
– Don Leo Jonathan and Ski-Hi Jones (Grizzly Smith) defeated The Assassins for the Vancouver NWA Canadian Tag Team Titles


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– Wahoo McDaniel defeated Superstar Billy Graham in an Indian strap match 
– Dusty Rhodes & Dick Murdoch beat The Crusher & Bull Bullinski in 2 out of 3 falls
– Bill Watts beat Ivan Koloff by DQ
– Rene Goulet beat Bill Crouch 
– Reggie Parks beat Ric Flair 
– Jim Brunzell beat Kenny Jay


St. Louis, Missouri:
– Texas Death Match: Dick the Bruiser beat Ivan Koloff
– Missouri State Champion Jack Brisco beat Superstar Billy Graham by countout
– Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Ox Baker & Jimmy Valiant
– Ernie Ladd beat Red Bastien
– Pat O’Connor beat Bulldog Bob Brown by DQ


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bob Backlund and AWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel fought to a double-countout
– NWA United States Heavyweight Champion Ricky Steamboat defeated Ric Flair
– Greg Valentine beat Canadian Champion Dino Bravo by DQ 
– NWA Tag Team Champions Jimmy Snuka & Paul Orndorff beat John Studd & Ken Patera 
– Moose Morowski beat Steve Bolus 
– Dewey Robertson beat Al Costello


Kansas City, Kansas:
– Roger Kirby and Jerry Valiant won the NWA Central States Tag Team Titles by defeating Steve Regal and Dewey Robertson


Dallas, Texas:
– Terry Gordy defeated The Great Kabuki for the World Class Texas Brass Knuckles Title 

San Juan, Puerto Rico:
– Terry Gibbs and Buddy Landel defeated Gran Apolo and King Tonga to win the WWC North American Tag Team Titles


St. Paul, Minnesota:
– Cage Match: Greg Gagne & The Crusher beat Sheik Adnan & Jerry Blackwell
– Nick Bockwinkel beat Blackjack Mulligan by DQ
– Mr. Saito beat Baron Von Raschke
– Steve O drew Larry Zbyszko
– Stan Lane & Steve Keirn beat Jake Milliman & Jesse Ventura
– Kevin Kelly beat Kenny Jay
– Steve Regal defeated Buck Zumhofe to win the AWA World Light Heavyweight Title 


Memphis, Tennessee:
– Jerry Oski drew Mike Sharpe
– Adrian Street & Miss Linda beat Speedy Tall Tree & Debbie Combs
– Sweet Daddy Siki beat JR Hogg & Mr. X in a “handicap” match
– Koko Ware & Norvell Austin beat Steve Constance & Tim Ashley
– Dutch Mantel pinned Mr. Wrestling
– Southern Tag Champs The Fabulous Ones beat Eddie Gilbert & Lanny Poffo
– Jerry Lawler beat Southern Champ Randy Savage via DQ


Dallas, Texas:
– Iceman King Parsons defeated Kerry Von Erich for the World Class World Heavyweight Title 


Rochester, Minnesota:
– The Olympians (Ken Patera and Brad Rheingans) defeated Badd Company (Paul Diamond and Pat Tanaka) to win the AWA World Tag TeamTitles
– Tommy Jammer drew Colonel DeBeers

Bluff City, Tennessee:
– Tim Horner defeated Tom Prichard 
– Brian Lee pinned Jimmy Golden 
– Tracy Smothers pinned SMW Heavyweight Champion the Dirty White Boy 
– Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson & Tim Horner defeated Stan Lane, Tom Prichard, & Bobby Eaton 


Bluff City, Tennessee:
– Tim Horner beat Tom Pritchard
– Brian Lee pinned Jimmy Golden
– Tracy Smothers pinned The Dirty White Boy
– The Rock-n-Roll Express & Tim Horner beat The Heavenly Bodies (Lane, Pritchard, & Eaton)


Hurley, Virginia:
– Lance Storm pinned Inferno Brimstone
– Tracy Smothers pinned Chris Candido
– The Dirty White Boy & Dirty White Girl beat Brian Lee & Tammy Fytch 
– The Rock-n-Roll Express beat The Heavenly Bodies (Pritchard & Del Rey) via DQ
– Lance Storm won a battle royal


Oakwood, Virginia:
– Robert Gibson pinned D-Lo Brown
– Boo Bradley pinned Killer Kyle
– Unabom pinned Ricky Morton
– Tracy Smothers & Boo Bradley beat The Gangstas via DQ
– The Dirty White Boy beat Buddy Landel in a “lumberjack” match


Memphis, Tennessee:
– The Cyberpunks, PG-13 (JC Ice and Wolfie D wearing mask) defeated Doug Gilbert and Tommy Rich for the USWA Tag Team Titles


Nashville, Tennessee:
– The Tennessee Volunteers (Steven Dunn and Reno Riggins) defeated Brian Christopher and Spellbinder for the NWA North American Tag Team Titles


Tunica, Mississippi:
– Jerry Lawler defeated Bull Pain in a tournament final to become the first Memphis Championship Wrestling Southern Heavyweight Champion 


World Wrestling Council “Honor vs. Tradition III”: Carolina, Puerto Rico:
– Cassidy Riley and James Storm defeated WWC World Tag Team Champions Chris Joel and Alex Montalvo to win the title
– El Bronco defeated WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Champion Julio Estrada in a Street Fight to win the title
– Lance Hoyt defeated WWC Universal Heavyweight Champion Amenazá Bryan by forfeit to win the title
– Black Pain defeated WWC Universal Heavyweight Champion Lance Hoyt to win the title
– Eddie Colón defeated Matt Morgan


Dragon Gate Memorial Gate 2007: Tsu, Japan:
– Genki Horiguchi defeated Open the Brave Gate Champion Matt Sydal to win the title
– CIMA, Ryo Saito and Susumu Yokosuka defeated Naruki Doi, Gamma and Masato Yoshino to win the Open the Triangle Gate title 
– Jushin Liger defeated Open the Dream Gate Champion Don Fujii to win the title