Daily Pro Wrestling History (05/10): Verne Gagne retires as AWA Champion


Des Moines, Iowa:
– MWA World Heavyweight Champion Dave Levin beat Ray Steele to capture the National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Title 2 out 3 falls 

– Tom Zaharias beat Jack Dillon in 2 out of 3 falls


Houston, Texas:
– Buddy Rogers defeated Lou Thesz to win the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title


Kansas City, Kansas:
– Dennis Clary defeated Sonny Myers to win the Central States Title


Fargo, North Dakota:
– In a non-title match, Bob Geigel beat AWA Champion Verne Gagne


Atlanta, Georgia:
– The Big O (Johnny Valentine under a mask) defeated Mr. Wrestling to win the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– The Crusher & Bill Watts beat Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon 
– Dr X beat Pampero Firpo


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Kansas City, Kansas:
– Black Angus defeated Bob Brown 
– Mike George defeated Argentina Zuma
– Omar Atlas defeated Jim Dalton
– Harley Race defeated L.D. Lewis
– Danny Little Bear defeated Bob Orton via DQ
– Togo the Great & Tokyo Joe defeated Bob Geigel & Tex McKenzie


Rockford, Illinois:
– The Crusher & Wahoo McDaniel beat Larry Heiniemi & Buddy Wolff 
– Baron Von Raschke beat Geoff Portz


St. Paul, Minnesota:
– Superstar Billy Graham & Dusty Rhodes beat Baron Von Raschke & Horst Hoffman in a Loaded Glove Match
– Ivan Putski beat Bobby Heenan 
– Khosrow Vaziri (Iron Sheik) beat Rock Riddle
– Betty Niccoli beat Miss Pamela
– Jim Brunzell beat Geoff Portz


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
– Mad Dog Vachon beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel by DQ
– AWA Tag Team Champions Pat Patterson & Ray Stevens beat Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell
– Super Destroyer Mark II beat Doug Gilbert
– Jesse Ventura beat Billy Robinson by DQ
– Steve Olsonoski beat Bobby Duncum by DQ
– Paul Ellering beat Doug Somers


Chicago, Illinois:
– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Dick The Bruiser COR
– Crusher beat Bobby Heenan 
– Ernie Ladd & Jerry Valiant beat Moose Cholak & Crusher 
– Art Thomas beat Chris Markoff
– Jim Grabmire drew Jim Lancaster
– Jerry Graham Jr beat Gil Guerrero

Greensboro, North Carolina:
– Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood defeated Ray Stevens & Greg Valentine for the NWA World Tag Team Title 


St. Paul, Minnesota:
– AWA World Champion Verne Gagne defeated Nick Bockwinkel (After the match, Verne Gagne announced he was retiring as AWA World Heavyweight Champion. Verne vacated the title and it would later be awarded to number one contender Bockwinkel)
– Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell & Buck Zumhofe beat Ray Stevens & Pat Patterson & Bobby Heenan 
– Posedown: The Crusher beat Jesse Ventura
– Baron Von Raschke beat John Studd
– Tito Santana went to a no contest with Sheik Adnan
– Larry Hennig beat Adrian Adonis
– Brad Rheingans drew Jerry Blackwell


Greenville, North Carolina:
– Jack Brisco defeated Roddy Piper to win the Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Title 

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Tojo Yamamoto & Gypsy Joe beat Roy Rogers & Bobby Fulton
– The Iron Sheik beat Bobby Fulton 
– Dutch Mantel & Stan Lane beat The Angel & Dream Machine
– Jerry Lawler beat Jimmy & JR Hart in a “handicap” match
– Dennis Condrey & Norvell Austin beat Steve Keirn & Bill Dundee to win the Southern Tag Team Titles


Salt Lake City, Utah:
– Greg Gagne beat AWA Champion Jumbo Tsuruta by DQ
– The Crusher beat Jerry Blackwell
– Princess Victoria & Velvet McIntyre beat Despina Montagus & Leilani Kai
– Fabulous Ones beat Jake Milliman & Jesse Ventura
– Curt Hennig drew Larry Zbyszko


WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event: Uniondale, New York:
– Barry Windham, Mike Rotundo & Ricky Steamboat defeated The Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff & George “The Animal” Steele 
– WWF World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Cowboy Bob Orton via DQ 
– WWF Women’s Champion Wendi Richter defeated Fabulous Moolah
– Junkyard Dog defeated Pete Dougherty

Salt Lake City, Utah
– Sgt. Slaughter & Larry Hennig & Curt Hennig beat Road Warriors & Paul Ellering
– Cage match: Jerry Blackwell beat Sheik Adnan
– Baron Von Raschke beat Jim Garvin
– Butch Reed beat Buck Zumhofe
– Brad Rheingans beat Steve Regal


Cincinnati, Ohio:
– Brad Armstrong & Ron Cumberledge defeated Rip Morgan & Jack Victory
– Big Josh & Sam Houston defeated Mike Graham (sub. for Jimmy Garvin) & Michael Hayes
– Dustin Rhodes defeated the Angel of Death
– WCW Tag Team Champion Rick Steiner pinned Dan Spivey
– Bobby Eaton pinned Terrance Taylor 
– WCW Tag Team Champion Scott Steiner defefated WCW World Champion Ric Flair via disqualification


Atlanta, Georgia:
– Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Tracy Smothers & Richard Morton
– Van Hammer pinned JT Southern 
– WCW US Tag Team Champion Greg Valentine fought WCW Light Heavyweight Champion Brian Pillman to a 10-minute time-limit draw in a non-title match
– WCW US Champion Rick Rude pinned Ricky Steamboat at the 20-minute mark in a No DQ match 
– Ron Simmons & the Junkyard Dog fought Cactus Jack & Abdullah the Butcher to a double disqualification
– Johnny B. Badd pinned Scotty Flamingo
– Nikita Koloff (w/ WCW World Champion Sting) (sub. for WCW World Champion Sting) pinned Big Van Vader
– WCW TV Champion Barry Windham, Dustin Rhodes, & the Great Muta defeated Steve Austin, Arn Anderson, & Bobby Eaton


Prestonburg, Kentucky:
– Tim Horner beat Jimmy Golden
– Brian Lee beat Killer Kyle
– SMW Champ Tracy Smothers beat The Dirty White Boy to retain the title
– The Rock-n-Roll Express beat The Heavenly Bodies (Lane & Pritchard)
– Ricky Morton won a battle royal


Council, Virginia:
– Tracy Smothers pinned Killer Kyle
– Scott & Steve Armstrong beat Well Dunn 
– The Dirty White Boy beat Kendo the Samurai
– The Rock-n-Roll Express beat SMW Tag Champs Brian Lee & Chris Candido via DQ
– Tracy Smothers won a pole battle royal


Orlando, Florida:
– Debra defeated Sable for the WWF Women’s Title


WWE Money in the Bank: Orlando, Florida:
– Jeff Hardy pinned Cesaro 
– Big E & Kofi Kingston retained the SmackDown tag titles in a four-way over Wesley Blake & Steve Cutler, Lince Dorado & Gran Metalik and The Miz & John Morrison 
– Bobby Lashley pinned R-Truth 
– Bayley pinned Tamina to retain the SmackDown Women’s title
– Braun Strowman retained the Universal title over Bray Wyatt 
– Drew McIntyre pinned Seth Rollins to retain the WWE title
– Asuka and Otis won the Money in the Bank matches over Dana Brooke, Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler, Carmella and Lacey Evans in the women’s match and over King Corbin, AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan, Rey Mysterio and Aleister Black in the men’s match