Daily pro wrestling history (01/09): Triple H wins WWE Championship in an Elimination Match


Portland, Oregon:
– Harold Sakata and Toi Yamamoto defeated John Cretorian and Kurt Von Poppenheim to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title


Los Angeles, California:
– Al Kashey defeated Lord James Blears for the vacant NWA Beat the Champ International Television Title 


Stockton, California:
– Ben and Mike Sharpe defeated Ciclon Anaya and Ramon Torres to win the San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Title


St. Louis, Missouri:
– Pat O’Connor defeated Dick Hutton to win the NWA World Heavyweight Title
– Gene Kiniski beat Adrian Baillargeon 
– Edouard Carpentier and Bobby Managoff beat El Lobo and Hans Schmidt 2 out of 3 falls 
– Bobby Bruns and Rip Hawk drew 


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– Mister M (Bill Miller) defeated Verne Gagne to win the AWA World Heavyweight Title (Mister M’s AWA United States Heavyweight Title was vacated)
– Nikita Kalmikoff beat Tony Baillargeon 
– Bob Geigel no contest Tiny Mills
– Nick Roberts beat Pat Kennedy 


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
– Don Leo Jonathan and Whipper Billy Watson defeated The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) for the Winnipeg NWA International Tag Team Title 


St. Paul, Minnesota:
– AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon beat Mighty Igor Vodik
– Handicap match: The Crusher beat Chris Markoff & Steve Druk
– Reggie Parks beat Larry Hennig dq
– Harley Race beat Eddie Sharkey
– Chris Tolos beat Ivan Kalmikoff  
– Larry Heiniemi beat Bob Morgan


Macon, Georgia:
– Butcher Vachon and Stan Vachon (Stan Pulaski) defeated Enrique and Ramon Torres for the Georgia NWA World Tag Team Title 


Hiroshima, Japan:
– Danny Hodge and Wilbur Snyder defeated Giant Baba and Antonio Inoki to win the NWA International Tag Team Title 

Amarillo, Texas:
– Buddy Colt defeated Ricky Romero for the Amarillo NWA North American Heavyweight Title


Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
– Dave Ruhl won the Calgary NWA Canadian Heavyweight Title by defeating Danny Lynch


Honolulu, Hawaii:
– Curtis Iaukea defeated Billy Robinson for the Hawaii NWA North American Heavyweight Title

Chattanooga, Tennessee:
– Jerry Jarrett and Tojo Yamamoto defeated The Heavenly Bodies (Al and Don Greene) to win the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Titles


Tampa, Florida:
– Mark Lewin defeated Buddy Colt for the Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 


Honolulu, Hawaii:
– Billy Graham defeated Ed Francis to win the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title in 2 out of 3 falls
– AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens ddq Billy Robinson & Red Bastein
– Pak Song ddq Ripper Collins
– Tosh Togo drew Bill Francis
– Sam Steamboat beat Peace Brother I
– Neff Maiava beat Peace Brother II


Memphis, Tennessee:
– Norvell Austin and Bill Dundee defeated Dennis Condrey and Phil Hickerson to win the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Titles


Tampa, Florida:
– Jimmy Garvin defeated Dick Slater to win the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title


Tampa, Florida:
– Dory Funk, Jr. and Terry Funk defeated Jack and Jerry Brisco for the Florida NWA North American Tag Team Titles


Reynosa, Mexico:
– Luis Arizona defeated Centurion Negro to win the UWA World Middleweight Title 


Fort Worth, Texas:
– Super Destroyer (Scott Irwin) won the World Class Television Title by defeating Brian Adias.

Birmingham, Alabama:
– Charlie Cook defeated Jerry Stubbs for the NWA Alabama Heavyweight Title 

Memphis, Tennessee:
– No dq, two referees (one will be Austin Idol), $500 fine for each illegal punch: AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Jerry Lawler dq 
– Anything Goes, No referee in the Ring: Fabulous Ones beat The Moondogs
– Austin Idol beat Jos Leduc
– Dutch Mantell beat Mid American Champion Randy Savage dq
– King Konga beat Terry Taylor
– Texas Death Match: A Team beat Rock and Roll Express
– Porkchop Cash & Dream Machine beat Koko Ware & Jerry Grey
– Art Crews drew Terry Gibbs


Birmingham, Alabama:
– Larry Hamilton defeated Tom Prichard to win the Southeast NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Title


Memphis, Tennessee:
– Wendell Cooley defeated Sid Vicious to win the Championship (formerly Continental) Wrestling Association Heavyweight Title


Portland, Oregon:
– Bart Sawyer defeated John Rambo to win the Championship Wrestling USA Television Title


Memphis, Tennessee:
– Doug Gilbert and Tommy Rich defeated PG-13 (JC Ice and Wolfie D) for the USWA tag team titles
– PG-13 defeated Doug Gilbert and Tommy Rich to win the USWA tag team titles
– Sweet Georgia Brown won the USWA Women’s Title by defeating Miss Texas (Jackie Moore)


Memphis, Tennessee:
– Flash Flanagan and Steven Dunn defeated Mike Samples and Sir Mo to win the held up USWA Tag Team Titles 


Birmingham, Alabama:
– The Impact Players (Justin Credible and Lance Storm) defeated ECW World Tag Team Champions Tommy Dreamer and Raven to win the titles 
– ECW World Heavyweight Champion Mike Awesome pinned Spike Dudley to retain the title


San Juan, Puerto Rico:
– Trish Stratus won the WWE Diva’s Title by defeating Lita 
– Triple H won the WWE Championship in an Elimination Chamber match by defeating Edge, Bastista, Chris Jericho, Chris Benoit and Randy Orton

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