Daily Pro Wrestling History (05/30): Joe Stecher wins World Title; Inoki vs. Andre; Gordy wins UWF Title

1925 

St. Louis, Missouri:
– Joe Stecher defeated Stanislaus Zbyszko for the World’s Heavyweight Wrestling Title 

1943
Mexico City, Mexico:
– Joe Silva defeated Adolfo Bonales to win the Mexico National Lightweight Title  

1945
Toronto, Iowa:
– Marshall Estep defeated Ken Fenelon for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title 

1956
Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
– Killer Kowalski defeated Yvon Robert for the Montreal World Heavyweight Title

1963
Amarillo, Texas:
– AWA Champion Verne Gagne drew with Amarillo World Champion Dory Funk Jr when the 60 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
– Tokyo Tom beat Dory Funk Sr in 2 out of 3 falls 
– Bob Ellis & Wahoo McDaniel & Ricky Romero beat Killer Karl Kox & Mike DiBiase & Sputnik Monroe

Kansas City; Kansas:
– In a Lumberjack match, Masked Medic #1 and Masked Medic #2 beat Steve Bolus and Steve Kovacs
– Bob Geigel beat Sonny Myers
– Larry Hamilton beat Roy Collins 
– Joe Scarpello beat Rock Hunter via dq

1964
Manchester, England:
– Bobby Steele defeated Chick Purvey to win the European Middleweight Title 

Mexico City, Mexico:
– Benny Galant defeated El Rayo de Jalisco to win the NWA World Middleweight Title 

1966
Memphis, Tennessee:
– Herb Welch and Al Costello defeated Karl and Eric von Brauner in a tournament final to win the vacant Mid-America version of the NWA World Tag Team Titles

1970
Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Dr. X on a reverse decision 3rd fall dq 
– Blackjack Lanza & Lars Anderson beat Red Bastien & Pepper Gomez

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Bobby Hart defeated Johnny Valentine for the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title 

1973
Hamburg, Pennsylvania:
– Tony Garea & Haystacks Calhoun defeated Professor Tanaka & Mr. Fuji for the WWWF World Tag Team Titles 

1974
Kansas City; Kansas:
– The Interns (w/ Dr. Ken Ramey) defeated Omar Atlas & The Viking
– Bob Geigel & Rufus R. Jones defeated Bob Brown & Lord Alfred Hayes 
– Don Fargo defeated Mike George

1978
Osaka, Japan:
– Antonio Inoki defeated Andre the Giant by countout to win the first-annual New Japan Pro Wrestling MSG League

1980
Denver, Colorado:
– The Crusher beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel in a non Title Cage Match
– Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura beat Greg Gagne & Wahoo McDaniel
– Jerry Blackwell went to a no contest with Dino Bravo

1981 
San Juan, Puerto Rico:
– Jack Brisco defeated Kim Song for the WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Title

Charlotte, North Carolina
– Sweet Ebony Diamond defeated Greg Valentine to win the NWA Television Title 

1983
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
– Little Tokyo defeated Cowboy Lang for the NWA World Midgets Title

1984 
Tampa, Florida:
– Angelo Mosca defeated Mike Rotundo to win the Florida version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 

1986 
Houston, Texas:
– Terry Gordy defeated Hacksaw Duggan in a tournament final to win the UWF title

1986
Des Moines, Iowa:
– The Shadow (Jaymie Knight) won a 13-man battle royal to win the vacant NWA Central States Heavyweight Title 

Oakland, California:
– Jerry Blackwell won a battle royal
– Nick Bockwinkel beat Larry Zbyszko
– in a non title match, Midnight Rockers beat AWA Tag Team Champions Buddy Rose & Doug Somers

1996
Caguas, Puerto Rico:
– Sean Morley (Val Venis) defeated El Bronco for the WWC Television Title 

1998
– Hysteria defeated Vance Nevada to win the Canadian Wrestling Federation Junior Heavyweight Title

2000 
Nampa, Idaho:
– Sean Stasiak and Chuck Palumbo defeated Kronik (Brian Adams and Brian Clark) for the WCW World Tag Team Titles 

2001 
Santa Ana, California:
– Evolution (Nova and Frankie Kazarian) won a tournament for the vacant UPW Tag Team Title

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