Daily Pro Wrestling History (03/03): Sting wins the TNA title

1922

Wichita, Kansas:
– Ed “Strangler” Lewis won the World Heavyweight Title by defeating Stanislaus Zbyszko in 2 out of 3 falls

1938

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– Vic Christy defeated Yvon Robert for the Montreal and Toronto World Heavyweight Titles 

1949

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– Fred Atkins defeated Whipper Billy Watson to win the Toronto NWA British Empire Heavyweight Title 

1953

Albuquerque, New Mexico:
– Fred Blassie and Miguel Lopez defeated Ali Bey and Danny Plechas for the Rocky Mountain Tag Team Titles

1964

Tampa, Florida:
– Bob Ellis defeated Bob Orton to win the Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 

1966

Portland, Oregon:
– Paul Jones defeated Stan Stasiak for the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title

1970

Tampa, Florida:
– Bob Orton defeated The Missouri Mauler for the Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 
– Jack Brisco defeated Dale Lewis 
– Chris Markoff & Bronko Lubich defeated Sam Steamboat & Thunderbolt Patterson 
– Bob Roop & Sailor Art Thomas & Dan Miller beat Mr. Saito & Hiro Matsuda & Duke Keomuka by DQ
– Jose Lothario defeated Karl Krauser 
– Al Valesco defeated Aldo Bogni by DQ

1973

Winston-Salem, North Carolina:
– Gene and Ole Anderson defeated Art Nielson and Johnny Weaver to win the NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Titles 
– Jerry Brisco won the NWA Eastern States Heavyweight Title

Osaka, Japan:
– Great Kojika and Gentetsu Matsuoka defeated Killer Karl Krupp and Kurt Von Steiger to win the JWA All Asia Tag Team Titles

1975 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
– Ormand Malumba and Guy Mitchell defeated Gene Kiniski and Mr. Saito to win the Vancouver NWA Canadian Tag Team Titles

Orlando, Florida:
– Harley Race defeated Bob Armstrong 
– Mask Match: Mike Graham & The Great Malenko defeated The Patriots 
– Johnny Weaver defeated Jim Dillon 
– Roger Kirby defeated Tony Parisi 

1976

– Rocky Johnson and Jose Lothario defeated Killer Tim Brooks and Stan Hansen for the NWA Texas Tag Team Titles

1979

San Francisco, California:
– Ron Starr defeated Roddy Piper for the vacant San Francisco NWA United States Heavyweight Title 

1980

West Palm Beach, Florida:
– Steve Keirn defeated Bugsy McGraw to win the NWA Florida Television Title 

Tulsa, Oklahoma:
– Eddie and Tommy Gilbert defeated Steve Lawler and Siegfried Steinke for the Tri-State NWA United States Tag Team Titles 

1983

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Kim Duk and Yasu Fuji defeated Bob Brown and Buzz Tyler for the NWA Central States Tag Team Titles

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Hulk Hogan by DQ
– Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Adnan beat Mad Dog Vachon & Baron Von Raschke
– Wahoo McDaniel no contest Ken Patera
– Jesse Ventura beat Brad Rheingans
– Rick Martel beat Bobby Heenan COR
– John Tolos beat Buck Zumhofe

Cuernavaca, Mexico:
– Espectro, Jr. defeated Lizmark to win Mexican National Middleweight Title 

1984

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
– Mr. Saito & Jesse Ventura beat The Crusher & Baron Von Raschke
– Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat AWA Tag Team Champions Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell by DQ
– Genichiro Tenryu & Jumbo Tsuruta beat Billy Robinson & Ronnie Garvin
– Blackjack Lanza & Blackjack Mulligan beat Stan Hansen & Nick Bockwinkel
– Steve Regal & Kevin Kelly beat Brad Rheingans & Tom Stone
– Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts beat Buck Zumhofe & Steve O

1986

Birmingham, Alabama:
– Tom Prichard defeated Tim Horner for the Southeast NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Title 

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Abdul Khadafy (Danny Miller) defeated Rick Casey (Wendell Cooley) to win the AWA International Heavyweight Title

Bradford, England:
– Kung Fu defeated Rocky Morton for the British Heavy Middleweight Title 

1987

Croydon, England:
– Fuji Yamada (Jushin Liger) defeated Mark Rocco for the World Heavy Middleweight Title 

1989

Fort Worth, Texas:
– Beauty and The Beast (The Beast and Terrence Garvin) defeated Chris Adams and Jeff Jarrett in a tournament final for the vacant USWA
Texas Tag Team Titles

1991

Atlantic City, New Jersey:
– Ricky Morton, Dustin Rhodes, & Tommy Rich defeated Dutch Mantell, Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin 
– Terry Taylor pinned Tim Horner
– El Gigante defeated WCW World Champion Ric Flair via disqualification 
– WCW US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Pitbull Spike (sub. for WCW TV Champion Arn Anderson) & Sid Vicious 
– Big Josh defeated Moondog Rex
– Barry Windham pinned Bobby Eaton
– WCW US Champion Lex Luger & Sting defeated Butch Reed & Larry Zbyzsko

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– Jimmy Snuka defeated the Brooklyn Brawler
– The Barbarian defeated Koko B. Ware
– The Big Bossman defeated Haku
– Davey Boy Smith defeated the Warlord
– The Orient Express defeated the Bushwhackers
– The Legion of Doom defeated Paul Roma & Hercules
– Jake Roberts defeated Rick Martel
– Kerry Von Erich defeated Ted Dibiase
– Hulk Hogan defeated Earthquake in a stretcher match

Chicago, Illinois:
– The Mountie defeated Jim Brunzell
– Greg Valentine defeated Dino Bravo
– Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty defeated Demolition
– The Undertaker defeated Tugboat
– WWF Tag Team Champions Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart defeated the Nasty Boys via disqualification
– WWF IC Champion Mr. Perfect defeated Tito Santana
– Jim Duggan defeated Gen. Adnan
– WWF World Champion Sgt. Slaughter defeated the Ultimate Warrior in a non-title steel cage match

Naucalpan, Mexico:
– Pegasus Kid (Chris Benoit) defeated Villano III to win the WWF World Light Heavyweight Title 

Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico:
– Scott Hall defeated Miguel Perez, Jr. for the WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Title

1995

Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania:
– Greg Valentine defeated Tito Santana for the International World Class Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Title 

Hiroshima, Japan:
– Silver King and El Texano defeat the Headhunters to win the IWA Japan World Tag Team Titles

1997

Berlin, Germany:
– In a tournament final, WWF Tag Team Champion The British Bulldog pinned WWF Tag Team Champion Owen Hart to become the first WWF European Champion 

2001

Carolina, Puerto Rico:
– El Bronco defeated Jerry Flynn for the WWC Universal Heavyweight Title 
– Rico Suave and Eddie Watts defeated Thunder and Lightning to win the WWC World Tag Team Titles

2002 

Tokyo, Japan:
– Milano Collection A.T. defeated Masato Yoshino in the finals of the Toryumon 2000 Project Strongest League to become the first NWA International Light Heavyweight Champion

2011 

Fayetteville, North Carolina:
– Sting defeated Jeff Hardy to win the TNA World Title
– Beer Money defeated Gunner & Murphy to retain the TNA World Tag Team Titles
– Scott Steiner defeated Rob Terry