Daily Pro Wrestling History (03/14): WWE WrestleMania XX


Chicago, Illinois:

– Evan “Strangler” Lewis defeated Joe Acton to win the World Catch-as-Catch-Can Heavyweight Title


Baltimore, Maryland:

– Babe Sharkey defeated Ed “Strangler” Lewis to win the Maryland World Heavyweight Title


St. Joseph, Missouri:

– Vic Christy defeated Orville Brown to win the Midwest Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title in 2 out of 3 falls

– Roy Graham beat Jack Kennedy 2 out of 3 falls

– Marvin Jones and Dan O’Connor wrestled to a draw


Oakland, California:

– Hombre Montana and Leo Nomellini defeated Ben and Mike Sharpe for the San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Titles


St. Joseph, Missouri:

– United States Heavyweight Champion Verne Gagne beat Don Curtis 2 out of 3 falls

– Dick the Bruiser beat Joe Dusek 

– Larry Hamilton and Sonny Myers beat Bob Geigel and Bull Montana 

– Joe Hamilton and Danny O’Shocker drew 


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

– Ivan and Karol Kalmikoff defeated Ilio DaPaolo and Whipper Billy Watson to win the NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Titles


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

– Lou Thesz retained the NWA World heavyweight title beating Bruno Sammartino 

– International tag team champions Bulldog Brower and Johnny Valentine beat John Paul Henning and Mike Valentino

– Gene Kiniski beat Stan Stasiak 

– The Beast beat Red Lyons on a count out 

– Jim Hady went to a 15:00 draw against Hans Schmidt

– Ilio DiPaolo went to a 15:00 draw against Taro Sakura


Chattanooga, Tennessee:

– The Mighty Yankees (Frank Morrell and Eddie Sullivan) defeated Len Rossi and Tamaya Soto to win the Mid-America NWA World Tag Team Titles

Amarillo, Texas:

– Larry Hennig defeated Kurt Von Brauner for the Amarillo NWA Brass Knuckles Title 


Tampa, Florida:

– Dale Lewis and The Missouri Mauler defeated Bronko Lubich and Chris Markoff for the NWA Florida Tag Team Titles


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

– The Shiek beat Tiger Jeet Singh in a death match

– Tex McKenzie beat Hans Schmidt 

– “Whipper” Billy Watson and Haystack Calhoun beat The Skull Brothers

– The Love Brothers stopped Lou Klein and Sweet Daddy Siki

– Tex McKenzie defeated Man Mountain Cannon

– The Mighty Ursus beat Mike Loren

– Ivan Kalmikoff drew Fred Atkins

– Dewey Robertson drew Killer Christie


Nashville, Tennessee:

– Tommy Gilbert and Eddie Marlin defeated Bobby Hart and Lorenzo Parente to win the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Titles


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:

– Nick Bockwinkel beat the Crusher

– Larry Heiniemi & Buddy Wolff beat Ken Patera & Wahoo McDaniel

– Ray Stevens beat Red Bastien

– Baron Von Raschke beat Geoff Portz

– Horst Hoffman beat Jim Brunzell

– Moose Morowski drew Rene Goulet


Rockford, Illinois:

– Greg Gagne and Jim Brunzell defeated AWA World Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel and Ray Stevens by DQ 


Green Bay, Wisconsin:

– Andre the Giant and Greg Gagne defeated Nick Bockwinkel and Bobby Duncum in a 2 out of 3 fall match 


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:

– Guy Mitchell won the Vancouver NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title 

Memphis, Tennessee:

– Dennis Condrey and Phil Hickerson defeated Ricky and Robert Gibson in the finals to win the vacant NWA Southern Tag Team Titles


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

– Dino Bravo and Dominic DeNucci defeated Mr. Fuji an Prof. Tanaka in  for the WWWF World Tag Team Titles

Macon, Georgia:

– AWA World Champion Nick Bockwinkel defeated Mr. Wrestling II 

– Tommy Rich defeated Stan Hansen to win the Macon title in a one night tournament


Houston, Texas:

– Tiger Conway, Jr. and Jose Lothario defeated Mr. Hito and Mr. Sakurada for the World Class American Tag Team Titles

Shreveport, Louisiana:

– The Junkyard Dog defeated Ernie Ladd to win the Mid-South Louisiana Heavyweight Title 

Los Angeles, California:

– Chavo Guerrero defeated The Hood (Johnny Mantell) for the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title 

Houston, Texas:

– Bruiser Brody defeated Mark Lewin to win the NWA Texas Brass Knuckles Title 


Bayamón, Puerto Rico:

– Killer Karl Krupp defeated Pierre Martel for the WWC North American Heavyweight Title 

Chicago, Illinois:

– AWA World Champion Verne Gagne defeated Jerry Blackwell by DQ 

– AWA World Tag Team Champions Adrian Adonis and Jesse Ventura defeated Dick The Bruiser and Da Crusher by COR


Madison Square Garden:

– André the Giant and Rick McGraw defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Mr. Fuji and Mr. Saito in a two-out-of-three falls match

– WWF Intercontinental Champion Pedro Morales pinned Adrian Adonis to retain the title 

– WWF Heavyweight Champion Bob Backlund pinned Jesse Ventura

St. Paul, Minnesota:

– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Tito Santana

– AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Adnan by DQ

– Bobby Duncum beat Baron Von Raschke

– Ken Patera drew Brad Rheingans 

– Buck Zumhofe beat Sgt. Goulet

Louisville, Kentucky:

– Bobby Eaton and Sweet Brown Sugar defeated Ricky and Robert Gibson in a tournament final in to win the AWA Southern Tag Team Titles


Miami, Florida:

– Mike Rotundo and Barry Windham defeated Black Bart and Ron Bass for the Florida NWA United States Tag Team Titles


Baltimore, Maryland:

– Ole Anderson & Dusty Rhodes & Sgt. Slaughter beat Ivan Koloff & Nikita Koloff & Krusher Khrushchev by DQ

– AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Mr. Saito

– Bob Backlund beat Barbarian by DQ

– Tommy Rich drew Tully Blanchard

– The Freebirds beat RPM’s

– Manny Fernandez drew Superstar Billy Graham

– Tom Zenk beat Alaskan I


Mobile, Alabama:

– Brad Armstrong defeated Robert Fuller to win the NWA Southeast Continental Heavyweight Title 


Atlanta, Georgia:

– Ivan Koloff and Dick Murdoch defeated Ron Garvin and Barry Windham for the NWA United States Tag Team Titles

WWF Saturday Nights Main Event: Detroit, Michigan:

– WWF Intercontinental Champion Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) defeated George Steele by countout 

– Hercules won a 20-man battle royal

– WWF Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart (with Danny Davis and Jimmy Hart)) defeated Tito Santana and Dan Spivey

– King Kong Bundy (with Bobby Heenan) defeated Jake Roberts by disqualification, 

– Ricky Steamboat pinned The Iron Sheik (with Slick)


St. Joseph, Missouri:

– Larry Zbyzsko pinned Brad Armstrong

– Dustin Rhodes defeated Dr. X (Moondog Rex)

– Terrence Taylor fought Tom Zenk to a draw

– Brian Pillman, Owen Hart, & the Junkyard Dog defeated Dan Spivey, Michael Hayes, & Jimmy Garvin

– Barry Windham pinned WCW Tag Team Champion Rick Steiner

– WCW US Champion Lex Luger defeated Stan Hansen via count-out

– Ron Simmons pinned Butch Reed

– Sting defeated WCW World Champion Ric Flair via disqualification 


Memphis, Tennessee: 

– King Cobra beat Leon Downs

– Skull Von Crush beat Jeff Gaylord

– JC Ice pinned Wolfie D in a loser leaves town match

– Billy Joe Travis pinned JC Ice in a loser leaves town match

– USWA Tag Champs Moondogs Spot & Rex beat Spellbinder & Billy Joe Travis 

– Robert Gibson beat Koko B. Ware via DQ

– Jerry Lawler beat Tommy Rich via DQ

– USWA Unified World Champ Eddie Gilbert beat Brian Christopher to win the USWA Title

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– Jerry Lawler, Brian Christopher, & Dream Machine beat Tommy Rich, Eddie & Doug Gilbert in a rage in a cage match


Louisville, Kentucky:

– Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko defeated WCW World Tag Team Champions The West Texas Rednecks (Curt Hennig and Barry Windham) in a Lumberjack match

– Booker T pinned WCW World Television Champion Scott Steiner to win the title 

– Ric Flair defeated WCW World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan in a First Blood Steel Cage match to win the title

– Saturn pinned Chris Jericho (with Ralphus) in a Dog Collar match

Yokohama, Japan:

– Naoya Ogawa defeated Dan Severn to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship


UPW When Worlds Collide: Santa Ana, California:

– The Blue Meanie defeated UPW Internet Champion Navajo Warrior to win the title

– Samoa Joe defeated UPW Heavyweight Champion Christopher Daniels in a Loser Leaves UPW match to win the title


Penn Hills, Pennsylvania:

– A.J. Styles defeated Super Hentai for the International Wrestling Cartel Super Indy Title


WWE WrestleMania XX: New York City:

– Chris Benoit defeated Triple H and Shawn Michaels in a three way match for the World Heavyweight Title

– John Cena defeated Big Show to win the U.S. Title

– Booker T and Rob Van Dam defeated Garrison Cade and Mark Jindrak, The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley) and La Résistance (René Duprée and Rob Conway) to retain the World Tag Team Championships

– Christian (with Trish Stratus) defeated Chris Jericho

– Evolution (Randy Orton, Batista and Ric Flair) defeated The Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection (The Rock and Mick Foley)in a Handicap match

– Chavo Guerrero defeated Último Dragón, Shannon Moore, Jamie Noble, Funaki, Nunzio, Billy Kidman, Rey Mysterio, Tajiri and Akio in a Cruiserweight Open to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Championship

– Goldberg defeated Brock Lesnar

– Too Cool (Rikishi and Scotty 2 Hotty) defeated The World’s Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin), The Basham Brothers (Doug Basham and Danny Basham) and The APA (Bradshaw and Faarooq) in a Fatal 4-Way tag team match for the WWE Tag Team Championship

– Victoria defeated Molly Holly Hair vs. Title match for the WWE Women’s Championship

– Eddie Guerrero defeated Kurt Angle to retain the WWE Championship

– The Undertaker (with Paul Bearer) defeated Kane


Louisville, Kentucky: 

– Idol Stevens defeated OVW Heavyweight Champion Paul Birchill to win the title


NWA New Beginnings: Charlotte, North Carolina:

– Adam Pearce regained the NWA championship, defeating Blue Demon Jr. and Phil Shatter in a three-way match


Chicago, Illinois:

– ROH TV champion Jay Lethal defeated Cliff Compton in a Chicago Street Fight

– ROH champion Jay Briscoe defeated Silas Young

– Roppongi Vice defeated ROH Tag Team champions ReDragon in a non title match

– Samoa Joe defeated Michael Elgin

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