Pro Wrestling Daily History (06/26): Muhammad Ali vs. Antonio Inoki – WON/F4W

1929

St. Louis, Missouri:
– Dick Shikat beats Jim Clinstock
– Rudy Dusek defeated Jack Washburn
-Joe “Toots” Mondt
– Charles Strack went to a timed draw

1936

– Everett Marshall defeated Ali Baba for the NWA (National Wrestling Association) Heavyweight Wrestling Title

1941

Kansas City, Kansas:
– World heavyweight champion Lee Wykoff beat Orville Brown in 2 out of 3 falls
– Jack Kennedy beat Steve Brody in 2 out of 3 falls
– Joe Cox beat Rudy Strongberg

1947

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Orville Brown defeated Jack McDonald to retain the MWA title
– Wally Dusek defeated Fred Blassie
– Tug Carlson beat Ralph Garibaldi
– Jack Hader defeated Jack Page

1962

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– AWA Champion Mr. M defeated Larry Hennig
– Verne Gagne & Doug Gilbert beat Bob Geigel & Crybaby Cannon
– Joe Scarpello beat Stan Kowalski

1964

Denver, Colorado:
– AWA Champion Verne Gagne defeated Fritz von Erich by DQ
– The Crusher defeated Art Thomas
– Wahoo McDaniel beat Mitsu Arakawa
– Larry Hennig defeated Doug Gilbert

1965

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– Verne Gagne defeated AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon in a 3rd countdown
– The Crusher defeated Chris Markoff
– The mighty Igor Vodik beat Harley Race
– Larry Hennig defeated Ivan Kalmikoff
– Wilbur Snyder defeats Pampero Firpo by DQ

1967

El Paso, TX:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig and Harley Race defeated The Medics
– Light heavyweight champion Gory Guerrero defeated Jerry Kozak
– North American Champion Dory Funk Jr defeated Thunderbolt Patterson
– Texas Women’s Champion Kay Noble defeated Pat Howard

1968

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– Verne Gagne & Bill Watts beat Larry Hennig & Harley Race in 2 out of 3 crashes
– Wilbur Snyder defeated Dr. X 2-0
– Man Mountain Mike defeated Big K
– Dutch Savage defeated Frankie Laine

Honolulu Hawaii:
– Peter Maivia and Billy White Wolf defeated Curtis Iaukea and Ripper Collins to win the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Titles

1971

Milwaukee, Wis.:
– In a Loser Leaves Town Match; The Crusher defeated Strong Kobayashi
– Nick Bockwinkel defeated Bull Bullinski
– Larry Hennig and Lars Anderson beat Moose Cholak and Paul Diamond
– Don Muraco defeated Black Jack Lanza by DQ
– Big K beats Bill Howard

Chicago, Ill.:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Red Bastien and Hercules Cortez defeated Mad Dog Vachon and Butcher Vachon
– Baron Von Raschke defeated Wilbur Snyder
– Hans Schmidt beat Sailor Art Thomas
– Billy Robinson defeated Angelo Poffo

Honolulu Hawaii:
– Ripper Collins and Mad Dog Mayne defeated Sunni War Cloud and Steven Little Bear for the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Titles

1973

Tampa, Florida:
– Johnny Valentine defeated Ron Fuller for the Florida version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight title

1975

Tokyo, Japan:
– Antonio Inoki defeated Tiger Jeet Singh to win the National Wrestling Federation World Heavyweight Title

1976

Tokyo, Japan:

– Antonio Inoki and Muhammad Ali fought to a draw in 15 rounds

New York City:

– André the Giant defeated boxer Chuck Wepner

1982

Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
– Bret Hart defeated Leo Burke to win the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title

Salt Lake City, Utah:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne and Jim Brunzell defeated Ken Patera and Bobby Duncum by DQ
– Sheik Adnan defeated Baron Von Raschke
– Jerry Blackwell defeated Brad Rheingans
– Buck Zumhofe defeated Jacques Goulet

San Juan, Puerto Rico:
– Invader I and Pierre Martel defeat The Kangaroos (Don Kent and Johnny Heffernan) for the WWC World Tag Team titles

1983

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– The Sheik’s Army (Jerry Blackwell and Ken Patera) defeated The High Flyers (Jim Brunzell and Greg Gagne) to win the AWA World Tag Team titles
– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel defeated Wahoo McDaniel
– Baron Von Raschke no Blackjack Lanza contest
– Bobby Heenan beat Kenny Jay
– Buck Zumhofe defeated Mr. Saito by disqualification
– Brad Rheingans drew Rick Martel

1987

Dallas, TX:
– Frank Lancaster and Eric Embry defeated The Fantastics (Tommy Rogers and Bobby Fulton) to win the World Class Tag Team Titles

1988

Tokyo, Japan:
– Bull Nakano defeated Yumiko Hotta in the final of the fourth annual AJW Grand Prix tournament

1991

Wichita, Kansas:
– Steve Austin beats Sam Houston (substitute for Tim Horner)
– Big Josh defeated Joey Maggs (sub for Black Blood)
– Sting beat Arn Anderson (substitute for Dan Spivey) by disqualification
– Rick Steiner fought Jimmy Garvin to a double countout
– Tom Zenk defeated the Diamond Studd
– Bobby Eaton and Dustin Rhodes beat Terry Taylor and Richard Morton
– WCW USA Champion Lex Luger and Sting defeated Arn Anderson and Barry Windham

1992

Tokyo, Japan:

– Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Yamamoto beat Koji Kanemoto and Osamu Nishimura
– Super Strong Machine pinned Chris Benoit
– Kokina & Samu defeat Scott Norton & Killer Bee (B. Brian Blair)
– El Samurai pinned IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Jushin Liger to win the title
– The Great Muta & Hiroshi Hase defeated Black Cat & Takayuki Iizuka
– Hiroshi Hase pinned Kensuke Sasaki
– The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott Steiner) defeated Big Van Vader and Bam Bam Bigelow to win the IWGP World Tag Team titles
– Riki Choshu pinned Masahiro Chono

1993

Roanoke, Virginia:
– 2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell beat Tex Slazenger & Shanghai Pierce
– Jim Neidhart pinned the Italian stallion
– Ron Simmons pinned Wrecking Crew Rage
– Dustin Rhodes pinned Big Sky (sub. for WCW World Champion Big Van Vader)
– Sting and Davey Boy Smith defeated Lord Steven Regal and Dick Slater (sub. for NWA World Champion Barry Windham and WCW TV Champion Paul Orndorff)
– Ric Flair and Arn Anderson defeated WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Steve Austin and Brian Pillman in a non-title match

1995

Sapporo, Japan:
– Yoshiko Tamura defeated Misae Watanabe for the vacant AJW Junior title

Memphis, TN:
– Billy Jack Haynes defeated Brian Christopher for the USWA Southern Heavyweight title

1996

Tokyo, Japan:
– Masato Tanaka, Kouji Nakagawa and Tetsuhiro Kuroda defeated Super Leather and The Headhunters to win the FMW World Street Fight Six-Man Tag Team titles

2001

New York City:
– Albert (A-Train) defeated Kane for the WWF Intercontinental Title in New York

2011

ROH Best of the World: New York:
– Davey Richards defeated Eddie Edwards to win the ROH World Title
– El Generico defeated Christopher Daniels to win the ROH TV title
– ROH Tag Team Champions Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin defeated Kings of Wrestling (featuring Sara del Rey and Shane Hagadorn), The Briscoes and The All Night Express to retain the titles

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