Daily Pro Wrestling History (11/08): Nick Bockwinkel wins his first AWA World title


St. Louis, Missouri:
– Everette Marshall beat Dr. Karl Sarpolis 
– Dick Shikat beat Paul Jones 
– Orville Brown defeated Chief Chewchki  


Des Moines, Iowa:
– World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown and World Junior Heavyweight Champion Ken Fenelon wrestled to a draw


Kansas City, Kansas:
– Sonny Myers defeated Ivan Zukov
– Bob Orton defeated Lee Henning via DQ
– United States Heavyweight Champion Pat O’Connor defeated Tiny Mills in three falls
– Lumberjack Match: Bob Geigel defeated Red Bastien in three falls


Atlanta, Georgia:
– Johnny Valentine defeated the Professional (Doug Gilbert) to win the Georgia Heavyweight Title 


Kansas City, Kansas:
– Elimination Match: Kit Conway & Mike George & Jim Brunzell defeated Tokyo Joe & Baron Scicluna & Lord Alfred Hayes
– Steve Bolus defeated Taro Kobayoshi
– Gentleman Ben the Wrestling Bear defeated Roger Kirby
– Indian Chain Match: Danny Little Bear defeated Bob Orton
– Central States Heavyweight Champion Bob Brown defeated Black Angus in three falls
– Harley Race defeated Dory Funk, Jr. by DQ


Denver, Colorado:
– Saloon Match: The Crusher beat Larry Heiniemi
– Horst Hoffman beat Ivan Putski
– Chris Taylor beat Yugo Babich
– Boris Breznikoff & Bobby Heenan beat Larry Hennig & Greg Gagne


St. Paul, Minnesota:
– Nick Bockwinkel defeated Verne Gagne for the AWA World Heavyweight Title. This was Bockwinkel’s first AWA World Title and ended Verne Gagne’s 7 year title reign. Referee for the match was Paul Perschman (Buddy Rose).
– Pampero Firpo no contest Baron Von Raschke
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– Billy Robinson beat Kim Duk by DQ
– Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Bobby Duncum & Buddy Wolff
– Jos Leduc beat Don Wade


Lexington, Kentucky:
– AWA World Champion Nick Bockwinkel defeated Bill Dundee to retain the title
– Jerry Lawler defeated Superstar Billy Graham to win the CWA Title


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– Tony Garea & Rick Martel defeated The Samoans to win the WWF World Tag Team Titles

Chicago, Illinois:
– King Kong Brody & Ernie Ladd beat Dick The Bruiser & Andre The Giant
– AWA Champion Verne Gagne no contest Billy Robinson
– Nick Bockwinkel beat Pat O’Connor
– Wilbur Snyder beat Dick Murdoch by DQ
– Steve Regal drew Spike Huber
– Tito Santana beat Roger Kirby
– Mad Dog Vachon beat Ali Hassan
– Bobby Heenan beat El Bracero


Memphis, Tennessee: Attendance was 7,329
– No Time Limit, No dq, Lawler’s Hair vs Southern Title: Jerry Lawler beat Nick Bockwinkel to win Southern Title
– Lumberjack Match: Jackie Fargo beat Jimmy Hart
– Southern Tag Team Champions Fabulous Ones beat Jesse Barr & Crusher Broomfield
– Bill Dundee & Dutch Mantel beat Sweet Brown Sugar & Bobby Eaton by DQ
– The Sheepherders beat Jacques Rougeau & Terry Taylor
– Steve Regal beat The Angel
– Spike Huber beat Carl Fergie


Anaheim, California:
– Ron Simmons defeated Black Bart
– UWF World Champion Steve Williams defeated Dory Funk Jr. via disqualification
– Brad Armstrong & Tim Horner defeated the Canadian Kodiaks (w/ Skandar Akbar)
– Shaska Whatley defeated Samoan Tau
– The Terminator defeated the Golden Bear
– NWA Western States Heritage Champion Barry Windham fought Larry Zbyszko to a draw
– The Road Warriors defeated Luke Williams & Johnny Ace 

Atlanta, Georgia:
– Rick Steiner fought Kevin Sullivan to a draw
– Michael Hayes defeated the Warlord
– Mighty Wilbur defeated the Barbarian via disqualification
– Ivan Koloff defeated Florida Heavyweight Champion Mike Rotundo
– NWA World Champion Ron Garvin defeated Gladiator #1 & #2 in a handicap match
– Ric Flair defeated Kendall Windham & the Italian Stallion in a handicap match
– Hiro Matsuda defeated Johnny Weaver
– NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Jimmy Garvin
– Dusty Rhodes & NWA TV Champion Nikita Koloff defeated UWF TV Champion Terry Taylor & Eddie Gilbert
– Ricky Morton, Robert Gibson, Chris Champion, & Sean Royal fought NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard, NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane to a double disqualification


Memphis, Tennessee:
– Terry Taylor pinned Dutch Mantell
– JW Storm pinned Allen Iron Eagle
– El Gigante defeated Dr. X (Moondog Rex)
– Big Van Vader pinned the Iron Sheik
– Terry Taylor (sub. for NWA US Tag Team Champion Scott Steiner) & NWA US Tag Team Champion Rick Steiner fought the Nasty 
  Boys to a double disqualification
– The Junkyard Dog pinned Moondog Rex
– Sid Vicious & NWA US Champion Stan Hansen defeated NWA World Champion Sting & Lex Luger 


San Jose, California:
– WCW Light Heavyweight Champion Brian Pillman & Bobby Eaton defeated the Diamond Studd & Oz 
– Van Hammer pinned Terrance Taylor 
– Mr. Hughes pinned Big Josh 
– Dustin Rhodes fought WCW TV Champion Steve Austin to a time-limit draw
– WCW US Champion Sting pinned Cactus Jack 
– Rick & Scott Steiner defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyzsko via disqualification 
– WCW World Champion Lex Luger pinned Bill Kazmaier


Knoxville, Tennessee:
– Dutch Mantell beat Robbie Eagle
– The Nightstalker beat Dixie Dynamite
– Tracy Smothers beat Killer Kyle
– Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden beat The Fantastics (Fultons) via DQ
– Ronnie Garvin beat Paul Orndorff via DQ
– SMW Champ The Dirty White Boy DCO Tim Horner in a no DQ match
– SMW Tag Champs The Heavenly Bodies (Lane & Pritchard) beat The Rock-n-Roll Express

Winston-Salem, North Carolina:
– Erik Watts fought Steve Austin to a draw
– Brian Pillman fought Ricky Steamboat to a double count-out
– Van Hammer pinned the Barbarian
– Big Van Vader pinned Nikita Koloff
– Sting pinned Tony Atlas
– WCW US Champion Rick Rude pinned Kensuke Sasaki 
– WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes defeated Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton

Naucalpan, Mexico:
– Villanos IV & V beat Doug Furnas & Dan Kroffat to win the UWA tag title


Memphis, Tennessee:
– Brian Christopher & Jeff Jarrett defeated Rex Hargrove & Koko B. Ware to win the USWA Tag Team Title 


Tokyo, Japan:
– Ultimo Dragon beat Corazon de Leon (Chris Jericho) to win the NWA middleweight title.  


Bardstown, Kentucky:
– Bull Pain defeated Buddy Landell to win the IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Title


State College, Pennsylvania:
– The New Age Outlaws defeated Mankind & Al Snow to win the WWF World Tag Team Title 

Indianapolis, Indiana:
– Scott Hall defeated Bret Hart, Sid Vicious & Goldberg for the vacant WCW U.S. Heavyweight Title in a Ladder match 


Secaucus, New Jersey:
– Jerry Lawler defeated Al Snow to win the Jersey All Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Title. 

Wilmington, Delaware:
– Kid Kruel defeated Christopher Daniels to win the ECWA Heavyweight Title


Tokyo, Japan:
– Tiger Mask beat Mistico (Caristico) to win the IWGP jr. title


Osaka, Japan:
– Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly beat Alex Shelley & Kushida to win the IWGP jr. tag titles

Tokyo, Japan:
– Takashi Sugiura beat Daisuke Sekimoto to win the Global league tournament