Daily Pro Wrestling History (05/13): Kurt Angle wins first TNA World title

1938 

Buffalo, New York:
– Vic Christy defeated Don McIntyre to win the Montreal and Toronto World Heavyweight Titles 

1940 

Boston, Massachusetts:
– The French Angel defeated Steve Casey for the Boston AWA World Heavyweight Title 

1954

Amarillo, Texas:
– Dory Funk defeated Roy Shire for the Southwest Junior Heavyweight Title

Stockton, California:
– Ben and Mike Sharpe won the San Francisco NWA Pacific Coast Tag Team Titles by defeating Ron Etchison and Enrique Torres 

1959 

Honolulu, Hawaii:
– Ed Francis defeated Al Lolotai for the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title 

1960 

Tokyo, Japan:
– Rikidozan defeated Leo Nomellini to win the second-annual JWA World League Tournament

St. Joseph, Missouri:
– George and Sandy Scott defeated Emil and Ernie Dusek to win the Central States NWA World Tag Team Titles 

1963

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Karl and Skull Von Stroheim defeated Gino and Tony Calza to win the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Titles 

1964

Honolulu, Hawaii:
– Robert Duranton and Shag Thomas defeated Cowboy Cassidy and Curtis Iaukea for the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Titles 

1965

Los Angeles, California:
– The Assassins defeated Karl and Kurt Von Stroheim for the World Wrestling Association World Tag Team Titles 

1966

Tokyo, Japan:
– Giant Baba defeated Wilbur Snyder to win the eighth-annual JWA World League Tournament

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1968

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Don Carson and The Red Shadow defeated Dennis Hall and Ken Lucas to win the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Titles 

1969

Portland, Oregon:
– Tony Borne and Moondog Mayne defeated Karl and Kurt Von Steiger to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles

1971

Hattiesburg, Mississippi:
– Eddie Sullivan defeated Bob Kelly for the NWA Mississippi Heavyweight Title 

1972

San Francisco, California:
– Lars Anderson and Paul DeMarco defeated Pepper Gomez and Rocky Johnson for the San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Titles 

1973

Sydney, Australia:
– Hiro Tojo and Waldo Von Erich defeated Ron Miller and Larry O’Day to win the NWA Austra-Asian Tag Team Titles 

1975

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– Dominic DeNucci and Victor Rivera defeated The Valiant Brothers (Jimmy and Johnny) for the WWWF World Tag Team Titles 

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada:
– Mike DuBois and Lord Alfred Hayes defeated The Beast and Johnny Weaver for the Eastern Sports Association International Tag Team Titles 

Mobile, Alabama:
– Dr. X defeated Ken Lucas for the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title 

1976

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Bob Geigel & Akio Sato defeated Ed Wiskoski & Roger Kirby
– In a Texas Bull Rope Match: Mike George defeated Dusty Rhodes
– Bob Brown & Mike York defeated Ray Candy & Ronnie Etchison
– Tank Patton fought Omar Atlas to a draw
– Pat O’Connor defeated Mr. Seki

1978

Portland, Oregon:
– Jerry Oates defeated Ed Wiskoski to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title

Omaha, Nebraska: 
– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Billy Robinson 
– Pat Patterson & Ray Stevens beat Rufus R Jones & Pat O’Connor 
– Steve Olsonoski beat Super Destroyer Mark II by DQ 
– Lord Alfred Hayes drew Joe Scarpello
– Kay Noble beat Brenda Hoffman 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
– The Crusher beat Angelo Mosca in a chain match 
– Verne Gagne beat Johnny Valiant
– Blackjack Lanza & Bob Orton Jr beat AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell by DQ
– Evan Johnson beat Spike Huber
– Frank Hill beat Vito Martino 

1979

Green Bay, Wisconsin:
– Verne Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon beat Nick Bockwinkel & Pat Patterson.
– Super Destroyer Mark II beat Billy Robinson by DQ
– Greg Gagne beat Bobby Duncum by DQ
– Doug Gilbert drew Paul Ellering
– Jesse Ventura beat Dick Reynolds (sub Paul Ellering)

Houston, Texas:
– Wahoo McDaniel defeated The Spoiler for the NWA American Heavyweight Title in Houston, Texas

1982

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Tito Santana
– Greg Gagne beat Jerry Blackwell
– Sheik Adnan beat Baron Von Raschke
– Ken Patera beat Brad Rheingans
– Buck Zumhofe beat Bobby Duncum

1983

St. Louis, Missouri:
– Harley Race defeated Jerry Blackwell to win the NWA Missouri Heavyweight Title

Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
– Velvet McIntyre and Penny Mitchell defeated Joyce Grable and Wendi Richter to win the NWA World Women’s Tag Team Title 

Beckley, West Virginia:
– The Great Tio defeated The Masked Miser (Angelo Poffo) to win the International Championship Wrestling Television Title 

1984

St. Paul, Minnesota:
– Rick Martel defeated Jumbo Tsuruta to win the AWA World Heavyweight Title 
– Blackjack Mulligan & Blackjack Lanza no contest Abdullah The Butcher & Jerry Blackwell
– The Crusher beat Sheik Adnan
– Princess Victoria & Velvet McIntyre beat Leilani Kai & Despina Montagus
– Fabulous Ones beat Jesse Ventura & Steve Regal
– Larry Zbyszko beat Curt Hennig by DQ

1985

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Randy Savage to win the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title by defeating Jerry Oske 

1988

Houston, Texas:
– Barry Windham defeated Nikita Koloff to win the vacant NWA United States Heavyweight Title in a tournament final 

1990

Chicago, Illinois:
– Robbie Idol defeated Ned Brady
– Bam Bam Bigelow pinned Jonnie Stewart 
– Kevin Sullivan pinned Rick Ryder
– The Samoan Swat Team defeated NWA US Tag Team Champion Brian Pillman & Paul Drake (sub. for NWA US Tag Team Champion Tom Zenk)
– Road Warrior Animal & Mike Rotunda defeated Bobby Eaton & Stane Lane
– NWA Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Doom
– Road Warrior Hawk (sub. for NWA US Champion Lex Luger, out with a staph infection) defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair via disqualification

1991

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Robert Fuller and Jeff Jarrett defeated The Texas Hangmen (Killer and Psycho) for the USWA Tag Team Titles 
– Bill Dundee defeated Eric Embry to win the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title

1994

Council, Virginia:
– Tracy Smothers defeated Killer Kyle
– Scott & Steve Armstrong defeated Well Dunn
– The Dirty White Boy defeated Kendo the Samurai
– Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated SMW Tag Team Champions Brian Lee & Chris Candido via disqualification
– Tracy Smothers won a pole battle royal

1995

Cleveland, Tennessee:
– Boo Bradley defeated Killer Kyle
– Steve Armstrong defeated SMW Heavyweight Champion Buddy Landel via disqualification
– Tracy Smothers & the Dirty White Boy defeated New Jack & Mustafa
– Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated SMW Tag Team Champions Al Snow & Unabom via disqualification
– Steve Armstrong won a battle royal

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Doug Gilbert won the USWA Heavyweight Title by defeating Brian Lee 

1996

Nuevo Laredo, Mexico:
– Pimpinela Escarlata defeated La Parka for the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Title 

2005

Irondale, Alabama:
– Tom Prichard defeated Rick Steiner to win the NWA Alabama Heavyweight Title

2007

TNA Sacrifice: Orlando, Florida:
– TNA X Division Champion Chris Sabin defeated Jay Lethal and Sonjay Dutt in a triple threat match to retain the title
– Robert Roode (with Ms. Brooks) pinned Jeff Jarrett 
– Christopher Daniels pinned Rhino 
– Basham and Damaja (with Christy Hemme) defeated Kip James in a handicap match
– Chris Harris defeated James Storm in a Texas death match
– Jerry Lynn defeated Senshi, Alex Shelley and Tiger Mask IV in a four corners match
– TNA World Tag Team Champions Team 3D (Brother Ray & Brother Devon) defeated Scott Steiner & Tomko and The Latin American Exchange (Homicide & Hernandez) in a triple threat match to retain the title
– Kurt Angle defeated TNA World Heavyweight Champion Christian Cage and Sting in a three-way match to win the title 

2010

– Scott Hall and Kevin Nash defeated Matt Morgan to win the TNA Tag Team Title

2012

TNA Sacrifice: Orlando, Florida:
– Gail Kim defeated Brooke Tessmacher to retain the TNA Women’s Knockout Championship
– Devon defeated Robbie E and Robbie T to retain the TNA Television Championship
– Mr. Anderson defeated Jeff Hardy
– Crimson defeated Eric Young (with ODB)
– Austin Aries defeated Bully Ray 
– Kurt Angle defeated A.J. Styles 
– Bobby Roode defeated Rob Van Dam in a Ladder match to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
– Kazarian & Christopher Daniels defeated Samoa Joe & Magnus to win the TNA Tag Team Titles