Daily Pro Wrestling History (07/17): CM Punk wins WWE title at Money in the Bank 2011

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Tampa, Florida:

– Johnny Valentine defeated Danny Dusek for the Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 


Montreal, Quebec, Canada:

– Killer Kowalski defeated Gene Kiniski to win the Montreal Athletic Commission World Heavyweight Title 


Minneapolis, Minnesota:

– Verne Gagne & Doug Gilbert beat Mr. M & Bob Geigel in 2 out of 3 falls

– Doug Gilbert beat Jackie Nichols

– Ilio DiPaolo beat Stan Kowalski


Honolulu, Hawaii:

– Mr. Moto and Nikita Mulkovich defeated Robert Duranton and Shag Thomas for the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Titles


Indianapolis, Indiana:

– The Assassins (Guy Mitchell and Joe Tomasso) defeated Boris and Nicoli Volkoff to win the WWA World Tag Team Titles


Panama City, Florida:

– Tim and Rip Tyler defeated Bobby Fields and Ken Lucas for the NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Titles


Honolulu, Hawaii:

– Johnny Barend and Magnificent Maurice defeated Peter Maivia and Billy White Wolf to win the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Titles


Indianapolis, Indiana:

– The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Don Kent) defeated Dick the Bruiser and Bill Miller for the WWA World Tag Team Titles

Atlanta, Georgia:

– Paul DeMarco defeated Nick Bockwinkel for the Georgia State Title  


Chicago, Illinois:

– Hans Schmidt & Baron Von Raschke beat AWA Tag Team Champions Red Bastien & Hercules Cortez by DQ

– Wilbur Snyder beat Mad Dog Vachon

– Nick Bockwinkel beat Ernie Ladd by DQ

– Billy Robinson beat Big K


Macon, Georgia:

– Bob Armstrong and Bill Dromo defeated The Super Infernos for the NWA Macon Tag Team Titles


Honolulu, Hawaii:

– AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Gene Kiniski

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– Ivan Putski & Sam Steamboat beat Peace Brothers 

– Ed Francis beat Masked Marvel


Mid-South Wrestling Superdome Extraveganza: New Orleans, Louisiana:

– Abdullah the Butcher and Dick the Bruiser fought to a double-disqualification

– André the Giant and Buck Robley defeated Ken Patera and NWA Tri-State United States Tag Team Champion Bob Sweetan

– Dick Murdoch defeated NWA Tri-State United States Tag Team Champion Killer Karl Kox in a “Jim Bowie” Death match (blindfold match)

– NWA World Heavyweight Champion Terry Funk defeated NWA Tri-State North American Heavyweight Champion Bill Watts by TKO to retain the title

Detroit, Michigan:

– Pampero Firpo defeated The Sheik to win the NWA United States Heavyweight Title 

St. Paul, Minnesota:

– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Buddy Wolff

– Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Heenan 

– The Crusher beat Bobby Duncum


Green Bay, Wisconsin:

– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Pedro Morales

– Verne Gagne & Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum & Bobby Heenan

– Super Destroyer beat Billy Robinson by DQ

– Ray Stevens beat Roger Kirby


St. Louis, Missouri:

– Missouri Champion Ted DiBiase defeated Von Raschke

– Ric Flair defeated Pat O’Connor

– Jack Brisco and Dick the Bruiser won a tag elimination bout 

– Bob Sweetan defeated Gene Lewis

– Wendi Richter and Joyce Grable defeated Jill Fontaine and Carol Sommers

– Bulldog Bob Brown draw Buzz Tyler


Atlanta, Georgia:

– Ron Garvin defeated The Iron Sheik to win the NWA National Television Title


Kansas City, Kansas:

– Rufus R. Jones defeated Porkchop Cash to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title

Norfolk, Virginia:

– Mark Fleming defeated Gladiator #1

– Nelson Royal defeated Thunderfoot #2

– Lazertron defeated Thunderfoot #1

– The MOD Squad defeated the Italian Stallion & Todd Champion

– Manny Fernandez defeated Rocky King

– The Barbarian defeated Kendall Windham

– Paul Ellering defeated Paul Jones in a bunkhouse match

– Robert Gibson defeated Sean Royal

– Ron & Jimmy Garvin defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane via disqualification

– Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff & The Road Warriors defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Lex Luger, NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson in a steel cage match


Charleston, West Virginia:

– Tim Horner pinned Larry Zybzsko

– NWA TV Champion Mike Rotundo pinned Bugsy McGraw

– Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated the Sheepherders

– Al Perez pinned Brad Armstrong

– Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane in a bunkhouse match

– Ron Garvin pinned Mighty Wilbur 

– Jimmy Garvin pinned Kevin Sullivan in a blindfold match

– The Road Warriors defeated Ivan Koloff & the Russian Assassin in a scaffold match

– Lex Luger, Sting, Nikita Koloff, & Steve Williams defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Barry Windham, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard in a steel cage match


Lubbock, Texas:

– Brian Pillman pinned Bill Irwin

– The New Zealand Militia defeated the Bell Brothers (Ding Dongs)

– Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey defeated Johnny & Davey Rich

– Norman pinned Shane Douglas

– The Samoan Swat Team defeated Scott Hall & Steve Casey

– Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Kevin Sullivan & Mike Rotunda

– Sting defeated Terry Funk via disqualification (Dick Murdoch was the guest referee for the bout)

– Steve Williams, Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated Terry Gordy, NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin


Ishikawa, Japan:

– Terry Gordy defeated Stan Hansen for the AJPW Triple Crown Title 


SMW Summer Blast: Knoxville, Tennessee:

– Killer Kyle fought Danny Davis to a draw

– Dutch Mantell pinned Dixie Dynamite

– Jimmy Golden defeated Robert Gibson via disqualification

– Buddy Landel pinned Tim Horner in a strap match

– SMW Tag Team Champions Stan Lane & Tom Prichard defeated Bobby & Jackie Fulton in a streetfight 

– Ron Garvin & SMW Heavyweight Champion Brian Lee defeated Paul Orndorff & the Dirty White Boy 


Johnson City, Tennessee:

– Brian Lee defeated Tracy Smothers for the SMW Heavyweight Title  


WCW Bash at the Beach: Orlando, Florida:

– Brad & Brian Armstrong defeated Bobby Eaton & Steve Keirn

– WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal pinned Johnny B. Badd (sub. for Sting, recovering from a worked eye injury) 

– Terry Funk & Bunkhouse Buck (w/ Col. Rob Parker) defeated Dustin Rhodes & Arn Anderson 

– Paul Roma & Paul Orndorff defeated Cactus Jack & Kevin Sullivan to win the WCW World Tag Team Titles

– WCW United States Champion Steve Austin defeated Ricky Steamboat 

– Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair to win the WCW World Heavyweight Title


Jeffersonville, Indiana:

– The Dogg Pound (Shelton Benjamin and Redd Dogg (Rodney Mack) defeated Flash Flanagan and Trailer Park Trash to win the OVW SouthernTag Team Titles

Osaka, Japan: 

– Kronik (Brian Adams and Bryan Clarke) defeated Taiyo Kea and Keiji Muto for the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles


TNA No Surrender: Orlando, Florida:

– AJ Styles pinned Sean Waltman

– TNA X Division Champion Christopher Daniels pinned Petey Williams to retain the title 

– NWA World Heavyweight Champion Raven pinned Abyss to retain the title


Sapparo, Japan:

– Real Wild Child (Manabu Nakanishi and Takao Omori) defeated Shiro Koshinaka and Togi Makabe to become the interim IWGP Tag Team Champions 

– Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Giant Bernard to win the vacant IWGP Heavyweight Title


WWE SmackDown: Laredo, Texas:

– The Great Khali won a 20-man battle royal to win the vacant World Heavyweight Title


WWE Money in the Money: Chicago, Illinois:

– Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov defeated The Nexus (David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty

– Daniel Bryan defeated Kane, Sin Cara, Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, and Sheamus in the 

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– Kelly Kelly (with Eve Torres) defeated Brie Bella (with Nikki Bella) to retain the WWE Divas Championship

– Mark Henry defeated Big Show

– Alberto Del Rio defeated Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston, Alex Riley, R-Truth, The Miz, Evan Bourne, and Jack Swagger Raw Money in the Raw Money in the Bank ladder match for a WWE Championship contract

– Christian defeated Randy Orton by disqualification

– CM Punk defeated John Cena to win the WWE Title


NJPW G1 Climax: Sapporo, Japan:

– Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Jushin Liger beat Juice Robinson & David Finlay & Michael Elgin 

– Minoru Suzuki & Taichi & Desperado beat Kenny Omega & Tama Tonga & Chase Owens 

– Evil & Hiromu Takahashi beat Seiya Sanada & Bushi

– Toru Yano & Jado beat Kazuchika Okada & Gedo

– Yoshi-Hashi pinned Yuji Nagata

– Bad Luck Fale pinned Togi Makabe

– Hirooki Goto pinned Tomohiro Ishii

– Zack Sabre Jr. beat Hiroshi Tanahashi

– Tetsuya Naito pinned Kota Ibushi