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1940

Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
– Joe Cox defeated Yvon Robert to win the Montreal World Heavyweight Title 

1947

Kansas City, Kansas:
– MWA World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown beat George Becker 2 out of 3 falls
– Vic Christy beat Wee Willie Davis 2 out of 3 falls
– Jack Kennedy and Dan O’Connor drew 

1958

Galveston, Texas:
– Albert and Enrique Torres defeated Casey and Danny McShain for the NWA Texas Tag Team Title 

1962

– Johnny Barend and Magnificent Maurice defeated Art and Stan Neilson for the American Wrestling Alliance World Tag Team Titles

1964 

Bakersfield, California:
– The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) defeated Edouard Carpentier and Ernie Ladd to win the World Wrestling Association World Tag Team Titles

1967

Madison Square Garden:
– Gorilla Monsoon defeated WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammarinto by countout 

1969

– Johnny Long and Tojo Yamamoto win the Mid-America NWA World Tag Team Title by defeating Don Carson and Len Rossi

Lexington, Kentucky:
– Bill and Joe Sky defeated The Mighty Yankees (Frank Morrell and Eddie Sullivan) to win the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Titles

1970

Portland, Oregon:
– Kurt Von Steiger defeated Moondog Mayne to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title

Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
– Abdullah the Butcher defeated Billy Robinson for the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title 

1972

Green Bay, Wisconsin:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Billy Robinson & Dr X in 2 out of 3 falls
– Ivan Koloff beat Mad Dog Vachon 
– Dusty Rhodes beat Bull Bullinski
– Don Muraco beat Treach Phillip

1973

Tokyo, Japan:
– Giant Baba finishes undefeated, with two draws, in a 10-match series to become the first holder of All Japan Pro Wrestling’s Pacific Wrestling Federation World Heavyweight Title

1974 

Raleigh, North Carolina:
– Danny Miller defeated Ole Anderson in a tournament final to become the first NWA Mid-Atlantic Television Champion

Miami Beach, Florida:
– Southern Title: Jos LeDuc defeated Dusty Rhodes by dq
– No DQ Match: Super Texan defeated Paul Jones 
– Bill Watts & Ron Fuller defeated Buddy Colt & The Psycho 
– Haystacks Calhoun & Kevin Sullivan defeated Dick Slater & Stan Vachon by dq
– Danny Hodge drew Tony Charles 
– Rip Hawk defeated Paul LeDuc 

1975 

Portland, Oregon:
– The Royal Kangaroos (Jonathan Boyd and Norman Frederick Charles) defeated Dutch Savage and Jimmy Snuka for the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Jerry Oates defeated Tommy Martin
– Omar Atlas & Ted Oates defeated Oki Shikina & Yasu Fuji via DQ in two straight falls
– Terry Martin & Haystack Calhoun fought Chuck O’Connor & Ed Wiskowski to a draw
– Akio Sato defeated Billy Howard in two straight falls
– Bob Brown & Lord Alfred Hayes defeated The Interns
– Jack Brisco defeated Mike George in three falls

1976

– Chavo and Gory Guerrero defeated Senor X and Karl Von Brauner to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Titles

Denver, Colorado:
– Texas Death Match: Jim Brunzell & Pampero Firpo (sub Greg Gagne) beat Bobby Duncum & Bobby Heenan 
– Larry Hennig & Jos Leduc no contest Jimmy Valiant & Johnny Valiant
– Baron Von Raschke beat Khosrow Vaziri
– Mad Dog Vachon beat Kim Duk

1978

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
– Don Leo Jonathan and John Quinn defeated The Black Avenger and Don Wayt to win the Vancouver NWA Canadian Tag Team Title

1980

Los Angeles, California:
– John and Rick Davidson defeated Chris Adams and Tom Prichard for the NWA Americas Tag Team Titles

Hollywood, Florida:
– Jack & Jerry Brisco & Jim Garvin defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Bugsy McGraw & Leroy Brown 
– Florida Title vs. Mask: Manny Fernandez defeated Super Destroyer by countout
– Bubba Douglas defeated Twin Devil I 
– Don Diamond defeated Geoff Portz 
– Hector Guerrero defeated Twin Devil II 
– Gordon Nelson defeated Frank Monte 
– Butcher Brannigan defeated Terry Taylor 
– Don Serrano drew Barry Windham

1981

Houston, Texas:
– Gino Hernandez defeated Chavo Guerrero to win the NWA International Junior Heavyweight Title 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
– David Schultz defeated Leo Burke to win the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title 

1982

Chicago, Illinois:
– Hulk Hogan beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel dq
– Bobby Heenan & Ken Patera & Bobby Duncum beat Tito Santana & Baron Von Raschke & Buck Zumhofe
– Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Adnan beat Jim Brunzell & Brad Rheingans
– Wilbur Snyder beat Tom Stone
– Billy Robinson beat Jacques Goulet
– Spike Huber beat Tony Leone

1983 

San Antonio, Texas:
– Bob Sweetan defeated Tully Blanchard for the Southwest Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Title 

1984

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
– Danny Davis and Hubert Gallant defeated Bruce Hart and Davey Boy Smith for the Stampede International Tag Team Titles

San Antonio, Texas:
– Killer Tim Brooks defeated Scott Casey for the Southwest Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Title

1985

Bangor, Maine:
– Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Carlos Colon to win both the International Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Title and the World Wrestling Council’s Universal Heavyweight Title

1987 

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Bob Brown won the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title defeating Bill Dundee
– Bart Batten and Rick McCord won the NWA Central States Tag Team Title from The MOD Squad (Basher and Spike)

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Knoxville, Tennessee:
– Tom Prichard defeated Larry Hamilton to win the Southeast NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Title

1988

San Juan, Puerto Rico:
– Carlos Colon defeated Afa to win the Gillette Cup 

1993

Portland, Oregon:
– Colonel DeBeers defeated Bart Sawyer for the Championship Wrestling USA Television Title 

1999

Wilmington, Delaware: 
– Steve Bradley defeated Christopher Daniels to win the Super 8 Tournament

2000

WWF No Way Out: Hartford, Connecticut:
– Kurt Angle pinned Chris Jericho to win the WWF Intercontinental Title
– The Dudley Boyz defeated the New Age Outlaws to win the WWF World Tag Team Titles
– Big Show pinned The Rock 

2001

Louisville, Kentucky:
– Rico Constantino defeated Nick Dinsmore to win the OVW Heavyweight Title

Cincinnati, Ohio:
– Shark Boy won a battle royal to win the vacant Heartland Wrestling Association Heavyweight Title 

2005

Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
– Glamour Boy Shane defeated Ricky Banderas to win the held-up IWA World Heavyweight Title
– Golden Boy and Noriega defeated Thunder and Lightning for the IWA World Tag Team Titles

Windsor, Ontario, Canada:
– Danny Daniels and N8 Mattson defeated Bobby Roode and Petey Williams to win the Border City Wrestling Can-Am Tag Team Titles

2014

NXT Arrival | Orlando, Florida
– Adrian Neville defeated Bo Dallas in a ladder match to win the NXT Title
– Cesaro defeated Sami Zayn
– NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension (Konor and Viktor) defeated Too Cool (Scotty 2 Hotty and Brian Christopher) to retain the titles