Daily Pro Wrestling History (12/17): Frank Gotch wins American Title

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Kansas City, Kansas:
– Frank Gotch defeated Fred Beel to win the American Heavyweight Title


St. Louis, Missouri:
– World Champion Jim Londos beat Milo Steinborn to retain the title
– Fred Grubmeier beat Ray Steele 


Dothan, Alabama:
– Chris and Ken Lucas defeated The Mysterio Medics to win the Gulf Coast version of the NWA Southern Tag Team Title


St. Paul, Minnesota:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Mitsu Arakawa & Dr Moto beat Bill Watts & Rock Rogowski (Ole Anderson)
– Dr X beat Mighty Igor Vodik
– Harley Race beat Bob Geigel
– Luke Brown beat Bill Green
– Rene Goulet beat Chris Markoff dq
– Eddie Sharkey beat Steve Druk


Dallas, Texas:
– Fritz Von Erich & Dan Miller defeated The Spoiler & Gary Hart to win the NWA American Tag Team Title (later to become the World Class World Tag Team Title)


Brisbane, Australia:
– King Curtis Iaukea defeated Billy Robinson to win the IWA title


– Kim Il and Pak Song defeated Gorgeous George, Jr. and Rufus R. Jones to win the NWA Texas Tag Team Title


– The Royal Kangaroos (Jonathan Boyd and Norman Frederick Charles) defeated Beauregard and Dutch Savage for the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title


Miami, Florida:
– Buddy Colt defeated Eddie Graham for the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title

Vancouver, British Columbia:
– Buck Ramstead and Mr. X (Guy Mitchell) defeated The Samoans (Afa and Sika) to win the Vancouver version of the NWA Canadian Tag Team Title 


Miami Beach, Florida:
– Omar Negro (Buddy Moreno/Omar Atlas) drew Bruce Swayze (Patrick’s uncle)
– Mike Graham beat Bob Orton Jr. via DQ to retain the U.S. jr. heavyweight title
– Karl Von Steiger beat Abe Jacobs
– Bob Roop beat Bill Dromo
– The Destroyer (Killer Kowalski) no contest Big Bad John
– Billy Robinson beat The Great Malenko to retain the Southern title
– Rocky Johnson & Thunderbolt Patterson beat Rip Hawk & Roger Kirby via DQ to retain the Florida tag team titles
– Terry Funk beat Cyclone Negro to retain the NWA title


San Juan, Puerto Rico:
– The Hollywood Blondes (Jack Evans and Larry Sharpe) defeated Carlos Colon and Victor Jovica for the WWC North American Tag Team Title – Jose Rivera and Invader I defeated The Samoans (Afa and Sika) for the WWC World Tag Team Title
– Joe Novak defeated Hercules Ayala for the WWC Caribbean Heavywight Title


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– Dino Bravo defeated Gene Kiniski to become the first holder of the Toronto version of the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Title

Dallas, Texas:
– Tiger Conway, Jr. and Bull Ramos defeated Killer Karl Krupp and Mark Lewin for the NWA Texas Tag Team Title


New York City:
– Bob Backlund defeated Bobby Duncum in a Texas death match to win the vacant WWF World Heavyweight Title 


Ames, Iowa:
– Bob Brown defeated Brett Sawyer to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title


Acapulco, Mexico:
– El Gran Markus, Jr. defeated Super Halcon for the Mexican National Heavyweight Title


Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
– Hercules Ayala defeated Ricky Santana for the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title 


Mayaguez, Puerto Rico:
– Leo Burke defeated Carlos Colon to win the WWC Universal Heavyweight Title 


Tokyo, Japan:
– Gran Hamada defeated Villano IV to win the WWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Title


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– Tommy Dreamer & Cactus Jack defeated Tommy Cairo & The Sandman
– ECW World Champion Shane Douglas defeated Ron Simmons
– ECW World Tag Team Champions The Public Enemy defeated Sabu & Taz


WWF In Your House: Hershey, Pennsylvania:
– The Undertaker defeated King Mabel in a Casket match
– Bret Hart pinned The British Bulldog to retain the WWF Title

Mexico City, Mexico:
– Dr. Wagner, Jr. defeated Atlantis to win the CMLL World Light Heavyweight Title


Nashville, Tennessee:
– Masato Tanaka defeated Mike Awesome for the ECW World Heavyweight Title


WCW Starrcade: Washington, DC:
– Kevin Nash & Dallas Page defeated Shawn Stasiak & Chuck Polumbo to win the WCW World Tag Team Titles
– Goldberg defeated Lex Luger
– Scott Steiner defeated Sid Vicious to retain the WCW World Title


ROH Final Battle: Edison, New Jersey:
– Austin Aries and Roderick Strong defeated Sal Rinauro and Tony Mamaluke to win the ROH Tag Team Titles
– Bryan Danielson defeated Naomichi Marufuji to retain the ROH World Title
– KENTA defeated Low Ki to retain the GHC Junior Heavyweight Title


WWE Armageddon: Richmond, Virginia:
– The Undertaker defeated Mr. Kennedy in a Last Ride Match
– Chris Benoit defeated Chavo Guerrero to retain the US Title

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