Daily Pro Wrestling History (07/13): Benoit wins Best of Super Juniors Tournament

1936 

Montreal, Canada:
– Yvon Robert defeated Danno O’Mahoney for the AWA (Boston-based American Wrestling Association) World Heavyweight Title 

1939 

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Orville Brown beat Mike Kilonis in 2 straight falls
– Bob Castle and Prospector Pete went to a draw
– Steve Brody beat Bill Davison 
– Don George defeated Abe Freeman 

1945

Houston, Texas:
– Dave Levin defeated Bobby Managoff to win the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title

1968

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– Dr X beat Wilbur Snyder in 2 out of 3 falls
– Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher beat Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon 
– Bill Watts no contest Harley Race

1972

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Central States Heavyweight Champion Harley Race defeated Bob Ellis 
– Roger Kirby & Black Angus & Percival A. Friend beat Rufus R. Jones & Danny Little Bear

1973 

Denver, Colorado:
– In a No Time Limit match; The Crusher beat Superstar Billy Graham by dq
– Ivan Koloff beat Ken Patera in 2 out of 3 falls
– Ricky Romero beat Roger Kirby
– Reggie Parks beat Rene Goulet 
– Greg Gagne drew Bob Bruggers

1976 

Omaha, Nebraska:
– In a Lumberjack match; Larry Hennig & Jos Leduc beat Mad Dog Vachon & Baron Von Raschke
– Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum in 2 out of 3 falls 
– Peter Maivia beat Buddy Wolff

1979 

St. Louis, Missouri:
– Dick Murdoch defeated Dick The Bruiser to win the Missouri State Heavyweight title

Denver, Colorado:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Verne Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon beat Nick Bockwinkel & Bobby Duncum
– Greg Gagne beat Ray Stevens
– Billy Robinson beat Jesse Ventura dq 
– Paul Ellering drew Super Destroyer Mark II

1982

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada:
– Mr. Hito beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel by dq
– Bruce Hart & Davey Boy Smith beat Danny Davis & Ken Wayne by countout
– Duke Myers beat Mike Hammer 
– Gerry Morrow beat Bad News Allen via dq

Allentown, Pennsylvania:
– Mr. Fuji & Mr. Saito defeated Chief Jay & Jules Strongbow for the WWF World Tag Team Titles

1983 

Hokkaido, Japan:
– in a non title match; Jumbo Tsuruta beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel

1986 

St. Paul, Minnesota:
– In a Non Title match; Nord The Barbarian beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel
– Midnight Rockers beat Buddy Rose & Doug Somers to win AWA Tag Title (Decision later reversed as Somers was ruled to be the wrong man pinned) 
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1989

Tokyo, Japan:
– Riki Choshu & Takayuki Iizuka defeated Super Strong Machine & George Takano to win the International Wrestling Grand Prix World Tag Team Titles 

1991

Dallas, Texas:
– The Lightning Kid (Sean Waltman) defeated Jerry Lynn in a tournament final to become the first Global Wrestling Federation Light Heavyweight Champion.

1992

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Ricky Morton defeated Eddie Gilbert for the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title

1995 

Tokyo, Japan:
– Wild Pegasus (Chris Benoit) defeated Shinjiro Ohtani to win the finals of New Japan’s “Best Of The Super Junior” tournament

1996

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– Shane Douglas defeated Chris Jericho, Too Cold Scorpio and Pitbull #2 to win the ECW TV Title 

1997

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Doomsday defeated Spellbinder for the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title

WCW Bash at the Beach: Daytona Beach, Florida:
– Chris Jericho defeated Ultimate Dragon to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Championship
– The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) defeated The Great Muta and Masahiro Chono to become #1 contenders for the WCW World Tag Team Championship
– Juventud Guerrera, Héctor Garza, and Lizmark, Jr. defeated La Parka, Psychosis, and Villano IV
– Chris Benoit defeated The Taskmaster (Kevin Sullivan with Jacqueline) in a Retirement match
– Jeff Jarrett defeated Steve McMichael (with Queen Debra McMichael) to retain the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship
– Scott Hall and Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) defeated Diamond Dallas Page and Curt Hennig (with Kimberly Page)
– Roddy Piper defeated Ric Flair
– Lex Luger and The Giant defeated Hollywood Hogan and Dennis Rodman (with Randy Savage)

1998

East Rutherford, New Jersey:
– Kane & Mankind defeated Billy Gunn & the Road Dog for the WWF World Tag Team Titles

2008 

TNA Victory Road: Houston, Texas:
– Gail Kim defeated Angelina Love (with Velvet Sky)    
– Sonjay Dutt defeated Jay Lethal (with SoCal Val)
– The Latin American Xchange (Hernandez and Homicide) (with Salinas and Héctor Guerrero) defeated Beer Money (James Storm and Robert Roode) (with Jackie Moore) in a Lumberjack match to retain the TNA World Tag Team Championship
– Taylor Wilde defeated Awesome Kong (with Raisha Saeed) to retain the TNA Women’s Knockout Championship    
– Kurt Angle and Team 3D (Brother Devon and Brother Ray) defeated A.J. Styles, Christian Cage and Rhino    Six Man Tag Team Full Metal Mayhem match
– Samoa Joe fought Booker T to a no contest; Samao Joe retained the TNA World Heavyweight Championship