Daily Pro Wrestling History (07/08): Rey Mysterio wins WCW Cruiserweight title

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Des Moines, Iowa:
– World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown defeated Tom Zaharias in 2 out of 3 falls
– Jack Kennedy beat Cowboy Luttrall in 2 out of 3 falls 
– Gene Bowman and Babe Zaharias went to a 30 minute draw


Midway Stadium, St. Paul, Minnesota:
– Doug Gilbert won a 12 man battle royal
– Doug Gilbert beat Blackjack Daniels
– Kay Noble beat Mars Monroe
– Bob Geigel beat Thor Hagan 
– Larry Hennig beat Bill Wright


Kansas City, Kansas:
– In a fence match: Bob Geigel and Dutch Savage beat Cowboy Bob Ellis and Sonny Myers 2 falls to 1
– Pat O’Connor beat Jerry Miller
– Missouri Mauler beat Chuck Morris 
– Ronnie Etchison beat Bulldog Plechas


Chicago, Illinois:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon ddq Bobo Brazil & Ernie Ladd
– Baron Von Raschke beat Dr Big Bill Miller
– Paul Diamond beat Dr X
– Lars Anderson drew Red Bastien
– Pepper Gomez beat Mitsu Arakawa 
– Blackjack Lanza beat Joe Scarpello


Kansas City, Kansas:
– The Viking defeated Tor Kamata via DQ
– Haystack Calhoun & Rufus R. Jones & Steve Bolus defeated Gorgeous George, Jr. & Baron Von Raschke & Bob Orton
– Greg Valentine defeated Tony Russo
– Bob Ellis fought Buddy Austin to a draw
– Kay Noble defeated Cora Combs 
– Central States Heavyweight Champion Harley Race defeated Dick the Bruiser via countout in three falls


Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
– AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Ivan Koloff
– Sailor Art Thomas beat Big K by DQ
– Bull Bullinski & Andre Rousimoff (Andre the Giant) beat Larry Hennig & Dusty Rhodes 
– Bill Watts beat Chris Markoff


Omaha, Nebraska:
– Dusty Rhodes beat Baron Von Raschke by DQ
– Bobby Heenan beat Greg Gagne
– Jim Brunzell & Billy Robinson beat Kim Duk & Buddy Wolff 
– Khosrow Vaziri (Iron Sheik) beat Bull Bullinski


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
– In a Lumberjack match; Larry Hennig & Jos Leduc beat Mad Dog Vachon & Baron Von Raschke
– The Crusher beat Bobby Duncum
– In a Judo Jacket match; Kim Duk beat Greg Gagne by DQ 
– Jim Brunzell vs Blackjack Lanza


Denver, Colorado:
– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel went to a 60 minute draw with Billy Robinson
– Pedro Morales beat Angelo Mosca via DQ
– Jim Brunzell beat Blackjack Lanza
– Ray Stevens (sub Larry Hennig) beat Roger Kirby
– Super Destroyer beat Billy Francis (Billy was the brother of Russ and son of Ed Francis)


Clinton, Wisconsin;
– Mad Dog Vachon went to a no contest with Ken Patera
– Baron Von Raschke & Buck Zumhofe beat Bobby Heenan & Blackjack Lanza
– Mr. Saito beat Rick Martel 
– Brad Rheingans drew David Shults

Richmond, Virginia:
– Roddy Piper & Wahoo McDaniel defeated NWA U.S. Champion Greg Valentine & Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Dory Funk Jr. 
– Ric Flair defeated NWA World Champion Harley Race via disqualification


Foxborough, Massachusetts:
– Don Muraco is crowned the King of the Ring after winning a one night tournament 


Rochester, Minnesota:
– AWA Champion Larry Zbyszko beat Sgt Slaughter by DQ
– AWA TV Champion Greg Gagne ddq Sheik Adnan
– In a Handicap Match: Destruction Crew (Mike Enos & Wayne Bloom) beat Scott Norton 
– Derrick Dukes & Tommy Jammer beat Tokyo Bullets  


Roanoke, Virginia:
– The New Samoans defeated The Southern Boys
– Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong
– Brad Armstrong defeated Buddy Landel
– The Rock N’ Roll Express; Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated NWA World Tag Team Champions Doom
– The Junkyard Dog defeated NWA World TV Champion Arn Anderson 
– NWA World Champion Sting & NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger defeated Ric Flair & Barry Windham


Memphis, Tennessee:
– The Barroom Brawlers defeated Jeff Jarrett & Robert Fuller for the USWA Tag Team Titles       


WCW Monday Nitro: Lake Buena Vista, Florida:
– Rey Mysterio Jr. defeats Dean Malenko for the WCW Cruiserweight Title 


– Jeff Hardy pinned WWE European Champion William Regal to win the title


TNA Destination X: Orlando, Florida:
– Austin Aries defeated TNA Champion Bobby Roode to win the title
– AJ Styles defeated Christopher Daniels in a Last Man Standing match
– Zema Ion won an Ultimate X match to become TNA X Division Champion


Kansas City, Missouri:
– The Howlettes defeat The End
– Ken Dharma defeated Hans Ruger in a submission match
– Niles Plonk defeated The Blue Tornado
– Jeremy Wyatt and Jake Foster wrestled to a double countout
– Anthony Guetteriz defeated Scott Slade by DQ
– Maverick/Devlin defeated NWL Staff (students of the training center)
– Flex Zerba lost to Christian Rose
– Jet Royal, Blaine Meeks and Thor Theriot defeated The Besties and Mike Outlaw

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