Today in Pro Wrestling History – 04/09

Today in Pro Wrestling History – 04/09

1917

Omaha, Nebraska:
– Earl Caddock defeated Joe Stecher by forfeit to win the World Heavyweight Title (Stecher lost the first fall and refused to wrestle the second fall)

1943

St. Joseph, Missouri:
– World Champion Wild Bill Longson beat Ronnie Etchison
– Vic Holbrook beat Jack Hader
– Sailor Fred Blassie beat Carlos Rodriquez
– Cowboy Luttrall drew Jack Nasworthy

1953

Cleveland, Ohio:
– Buddy Rogers defeated Antonino Rocca to win the Ohio version of the Boston AWA World Heavyweight Title

1960

Indianapolis, Indiana:
– Ray and Roy Shire defeated Dick Afflis and Gene Kiniski to win the Chicago/Indianapolis NWA World Tag Team Titles

1963

Nashville, Tennessee:
– Gino and Tony Calza defeated The Medics (Tony Gonzales and Donald Lortie) to win the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Titles

1965

Denver, Colorado:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat The Crusher & Verne Gagne

1966

Minneapolis:
– Verne Gagne beat Larry Hennig
– Crusher beat Chris Tolos dq
– Harley Race beat Dale Lewis
– Ernie Ladd beat Moose Cholak
– Reggie Parks drew Chris Markoff
– The Alaskan beat Bob Morgan

1969

Los Angeles, California:
– Black Gordman defeated Alfonso Dantés for the vacant NWA Beat the Champ TV Title

1976

Mexico, City, Mexico:
– Fishman defeated Blue Demon to win the NWA World Welterweight Title

1978

Charlotte, North Carolina:
– Ric Flair defeated Mr. Wrestling to win the NWA United States Heavyweight Title

Mexico City, Mexico:
– Perro Aguayo defeated Ringo Mendoza for the NWA World Middleweight Title

1981

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Bob Brown and Terry Taylor defeated The Kelly Twins (Mike and Pat) for the NWA Central States Tag Team Titles

Portland, Oregon:
– Buddy Rose defeated Jay Youngblood to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title

1984

Lexington, Kentucky:
– Jerry Lawler defeated Randy Savage to win the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title

1987

– Jim Crockett Promotions purchased Bill Watts’ Universal Wrestling Federation

1988

Caguas, Puerto Rico:
– Carlos Colón won the WWC Universal Heavyweight Title by defeating Hercules Ayala

1990

Okayama, Japan:
– Kenta Kobashi and Tiger Mask (Mitsuharu Misawa) defeated The Can-Am Express (Doug Furnas and Dan Kroffat (Philip LaFon)) for the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles

1995

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
– T. Rantula defeated Cactus Jack for the Steel City Wrestling Heavyweight Title

2003

Louisville, Kentucky:
– Doug Basham won the OVW Heavyweight Title by defeating Nick Dinsmore

2004

Quarryville, Pennsylvania:
– Minoru Fujita and Ikuto Hidaka defeated Josh Daniels and Matt Striker to win the Premier Wrestling Federation Universal Tag Team Titles

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
– Zach Gowen and Silas Young defeated Jason Dukes and Skull Krusher for the Mid-America Wrestling Tag Team Titles
– Justin Kage defeated Austin Aries to win the NWA Midwest X Division Title

IWA April Bloodshowers: Oolitic, Indiana:
In a 30-minute Iron Man match, B.J. Whitmer (with Jim Fannin) defeated IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Champion Jerry Lynn, 2-1, to win the title

2005

Newark, Delaware:
– Petey Williams defeated Puma to win the Super 8 Tournament

2009

ROH Collision: Chicago, Illinois:
– Claudio Castagnoli defeated Kevin Steen
– Necro Butcher & Jerry Lynn defeated The Age of the Fall’s Delirious and Brodie Lee
– Tyler Black defeated Jimmy Jacobs, Austin Aries and Bryan Danielson
– ROH champ Nigel McGuinness defeated El Generico

2011

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– Adam Cole won the Combat Zone Wrestling Best of 2011 tournament

Credit: F4WOnline

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