Daily Pro Wrestling History (07/05): Great American Bash 1986; Gordy/Williams win WCW World Tag Team Titles; Val Venis wins WWF IC Title

1915 

Omaha, Nebraska:
– Joe Stecher defeated Charlie Cutler for the World Heavyweight Title 

1940

Des Moines, Iowa:
– World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown beat Karol Zbyszko

1956

Houston, Texas:
– Kay Bell defeated Buddy Rogers to win the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title 

1962

– Buddy Rogers and Johnny Barend defeated Johnny Valentine and Bob Ellis for the Northeast version of the NWA United States Tag Team Titles

Greensboro, North Carolina:
– Hans Schmidt defeated Pat O’Connor to win the NWA United States Heavyweight Title

1968

Atlanta, Georgia:
– Ramon and Alberto Torres defeated El Mongol and Tarzan Tyler in a one-night tournament final to become the first NWA Georgia Tag Team Champions

1969 

Chicago, Illinois:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher no contest Chain Gang Frank Dillinger & Jack Dillinger
– Bill Watts beat Larry Hennig 
– Wilbur Snyder beat Angelo Poffo

Chattanooga, Tennessee:
– Johnny Walker and Bearcat Brown defeated The Great Mephisto and Dante to become NWA World Tag Team Champions (Mid-America version) 

1971

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
– Steven Little Bear and Dean Higuchi defeated The Skull Brothers to win the Vancouver version of the NWA Canadian Tag Team Titles

Davenport, Iowa:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Red Bastien & Hercules Cortez beat Larry Hennig & Lars Anderson
– Bull Bullinski beat Joe Turco 
– Billy Robinson beat Big K

1972

Miami, Florida:
– Hiro Matsuda and Tim Woods defeated The Zodiac (Bob Orton) and Taurus (Dennis Hall) for the NWA Florida Tag Team Titles

1973

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
– The Crusher & Wahoo McDaniel beat AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens for the belts (decision later overturned) 
– Superstar Billy Graham beat Billy Robinson by disqualification
– Larry Heiniemi beat Ken Patera

1974

Atlanta, Georgia:
– Buddy Colt defeated Mr. Wrestling II to win the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title 

1975

Detroit, Michigan:
– The Sheik defeated Bobo Brazil for the Detroit version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Title

1982

Fort Worth, Texas:
– Kevin and Kerry Von Erich defeated King Kong Bundy and Bugsy McGraw to win the World Class American Tag Team Titles 

Memphis, Tennessee: 
– Stan Lane and Ron Bass defeated The Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey and Norvell Austin) for the AWA Southern Tag Team Titles

1985

Dallas, Texas:
– Iceman Parsons defeated Chris Adams for the World Class American Heavyweight Title 

Montgomery, Alabama:
– Scott Armstrong defeated Bill Ash to win the Southeast version of the NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Title

San Antonio, Texas:
– Al Madril and Chavo Guerrero defeated American Force (Paul Diamond and Nick Kiniski) for the Texas All-Star Wrestling Texas Tag
Team Titles

1986

Great American Bash: Charlotte, North Carolina:
– NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion Denny Brown and Steve Regal fought to a time-limit draw
– Robert Gibson pinned NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Black Bart
– The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (Ole and NWA World Television Champion Arn Anderson) defeated Sam Houston and Nelson Royal
– Manny Fernandez pinned Baron Von Raschke in a Bunkhouse match
– Wahoo McDaniel pinned Jimmy Garvin in an Indian Strap match
– Ronnie Garvin defeated NWA National Heavyweight Champion Tully Blanchard by knockout in the fifth round of a Taped Fist match
– NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Champions The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal) defeated Ivan and Nikita Koloff in a Russian Chain match
– Jimmy Valiant pinned Shaska Whatley in a Hair vs. Hair match
– NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Champion Dusty Rhodes, Magnum T.A. and Baby Doll beat NWA World Tag Team Champions The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Dennis Condrey) and Jim Cornette in a Steel Cage match
– Ric Flair pinned Ricky Morton in a Steel Cage match to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Title

1992 

Atlanta, Georgia:
– Bobby Eaton pinned Larry Zbyzsko
– Johnny B. Badd and Jushin Liger fought to a draw
– Dustin Rhodes pinned Greg Valentine
– Ron Simmons pinned The Super Invader
– Barry Windham pinned WCW World Television Champion Steve Austin
– Sting defeated Arn Anderson
– Brad Armstrong pinned Scotty Flamingo (Raven) to win the WCW Light Heavyweight Title
– Nikita Koloff and WCW United States Heavyweight Champion Rick Rude fought to a double disqualification
– Terry Gordy and Steve Williams defeated The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) to win the WCW World Tag Team Titles

Naucalpan, Mexico:
– Canek defeated Dos Caras for the UWA World Heavyweight Title 

1993

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Jerry Lawler defeated Owen Hart to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title 
– CW Bergstrom & Melvin Penrod Jr. defeated USWA Tag Team Champions New Jack & Home Boy to win the titles

1994

Warrensville, North Carolina:
– Chris Candido defeated Scott Studd to win the vacant SMW Television Title 

1996

Mexico City, Mexico:
– Mexico National Middleweight Champion El Hijo del Santo defeated The Great Sasuke to win CMLL’s annual Gran Prix Tournament 

1998

Naucalpan, Mexico:
– Magnum Tokyo defeated El Hijo del Gladiador to win the IWRG Intercontinental Middleweight Title

2000

Fort Lauderdale, Florida:
– Val Venis defeated Rikishi to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

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