Daily Pro Wrestling History (06/19): Owen Hart wins 1994 King of the Ring

1939 

Hollywood, California:

– Leroy McGuirk defeated Jon Swneski to win the World Junior Heavyweight Title 

1941 

St. Louis, Missouri:

– NWA World Heavyweight Champion Sandor Szabo beat Bronko Nagurski

– Don McIntyre beat Cherry Vanilla 

– Warren Bockwinkel defeated Joe Dusek

1958 

Kansas City; Kansas:

– Bobby Bruns, Thor Hagen and Joe Scarpa beat Emil Dusek, Ricci Sexton and Otto Von Krupp 2 falls to 1

– Joe Scarpa beat Ricci (Cyclone) Sexton

– Otto Von Krupp drew Thor Hagen 

– Bobby Bruns beat Emil Dusek via DQ

1959

– Fred Blassie defeated Dick Gunkel (Dick Steinborn) for the Florida version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title

1962 

Minneapolis, Minnesota:

– Larry Hennig beat AWA Champion Mr. M by DQ

– Doug Gilbert beat Crybaby Cannon 

– Jack Pesek beat Stan Kowalski

1967 

Davenport, Iowa: 

– In the first ever cage match held in Davenport; The Crusher beat Johnny Powers

– Harley Race beat Rene Goulet

– Larry Hennig beat Kenny Jay 

– Chris Markoff beat Billy Wicks

1969 

Kansas City, Kansas:

– Dick Murdoch and K.O. Kox defeated Luke Brown and Tor Kamata to win the NWA North American Tag Team Titles

1971 

Minneapolis, Minnesota:

– In a Cage Match: The Crusher beat Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Heenan

– Billy Robinson beat Strong Kobayashi 

– Nick Bockwinkel beat Dr. Big Bill Miller 

– Larry Hennig & Lars Anderson beat Paul Diamond & Sailor Art Thomas

1973

Mobile, Alabama:

– The Lumberjack defeated The Mighty Mongol to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title

1974

Peoria, Illinois:

– In an Indian Strap Match: Wahoo McDaniel beat Larry Heiniemi

– Ivan Putski beat Buddy Wolff

– Baron Von Raschke beat Bull Bullinski

– Greg Gagne beat Bill Howard 

– Larry Hennig beat Jim Brunzell 

Honolulu, Hawaii:

– Billy Graham beat The Crusher by DQ

– Gene Kiniski beat Dory Funk Jr.

– Sam Steamboat beat Horst Hoffman by DQ

– Neff Maiava beat Igor Volkoff

– Reggie Parks drew Mad Dog Griffin

– The Destroyer beat Betto Castro

– Susan Green beat Paula Kaye

1978

West Palm Beach, Florida:

– Dusty Rhodes defeated The Spoiler to win the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title

1979 

Allentown, Pennsylvania:

– Pat Patterson defeated Ted DiBiase to win the WWF North American Heavyweight Title 

1982 

San Francisco, California:

– In a Handicap Match; Hulk Hogan beat Nick Bockwinkel & Bobby Heenan

– AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Adnan 

– Ken Patera beat Ray Stevens by DQ

– Pat Patterson beat Alexis Smirnoff

– Princess Victoria & Sabrina beat Joyce Grable & Wendi Richter

– Jacques Goulet beat Buck Zumhofe

1983 

Hamburg, Minnesota:

– Buck Zumhofe defeated Mike Graham for the AWA World Light Heavyweight Title 

Atlanta, Georgia:

– Mr. Wrestling II defeated Larry Zbyszko to win the NWA National Heavyweight Title

1986

Tokyo, Japan:

– Antonio Inoki defeated Dick Murdoch in the finals of the annual IWGP tournament

1987 

Green Bay, Wisconsin:

– Greg Gagne beat AWA Champion Curt Hennig by DQ

– Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens (sub Jimmy Snuka) beat Larry Zbyszko & Brian Knobbs (sub Super Ninja)

– Wahoo McDaniel beat Boris Zhukov 

– AWA Women’s Champion Sherri Martel beat Madusa Miceli

1991

Battle Creek, Michigan:

– Larry Zbyszko pinned Sam Houston

– Oz pinned Joey Maggs

– Brad Armstrong defeated the One Man Gang via reverse decision

– Tracy Smothers & Tommy Rich (sub. for Steve Armstrong who had the flu) defeated WCW US Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin in a non-title match

– Ron Simmons & Yellow Dog defeated WCW World Champion Ric Flair & Barry Windham

1992

Knoxville, Tennessee:

– Dixie Dynamite pinned Joe Cazana

– Jimmy Golden pinned Robert Gibson

– Tim Horner defeated Buddy Landel via count-out

– SMW Tag Team Champions Stan Lane & Tom Pritchard defeated Danny Davis & Dixie Dynamite

– SMW Heavyweight Champion Brian Lee defeated the Dirty White Boy via disqualification

Montgomery, Alabama:

– The Junkyard Dog pinned Richard Morton 

– Ron Simmons pinned Vinnie Vegas

– WCW Light Heavyweight Champion Brian Pillman pinned Scotty Flamingo

– Dustin Rhodes pinned Cactus Jack

– WCW TV Champion Steve Austin fought Barry Windham to a draw

– Steve Williams & Terry Gordy defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Tom Zenk

– WCW World Champion Sting & Nikita Koloff defeated Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton

– WCW US Champion Rick Rude pinned Ricky Steamboat in a no DQ match

1993

St. Louis, Missouri:

– The Steiner Brothers defeated Money, Inc. (Ted DiBiase & IRS) for the WWF World Tag Team Titles

Charlotte, North Carolina:

– 2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Shanghai Pierce & Tex Slazenger 

– Van Hammer pinned Vladimir Koloff 

– Maxx Payne defeated Johnny Gunn via submission 

– Davey Boy Smith, Ricky Steamboat, & Dustin Rhodes defeated Rick Rude, WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Steve Austin & Brian Pillman 

– Sting fought Sid Vicious to a double count-out

– NWA World Champion Barry Windham pinned Arn Anderson 

– Ric Flair defeated WCW World Champion Big Van Vader via disqualification

Puerto Rico:

– Mohammad Hussein and Dusty Wolfe defeated Ray Gonzalez and Ricky Santana to win the WWC World Tag Team Titles

1994

WWF King of the Ring: Baltimore, Maryland:

– Razor Ramon defeated Bam Bam Bigelow in a King of the Ring quarterfinal match

– Irwin R. Schyster defeated Mabel (with Oscar) in a King of the Ring quarterfinal match

– Owen Hart defeated Tatanka in a King of the Ring quarterfinal match

– The 1–2–3 Kid defeated Jeff Jarrett in a King of the Ring quarterfinal match 

– Diesel (with Shawn Michaels) defeated WWF Champion Bret Hart (with Jim Neidhart) by disqualification

– Razor Ramon defeated Irwin R. Schyster in a King of the Ring semifinal match

– Owen Hart defeated The 1–2–3 Kid in a King of the Ring semifinal match

– WWF Tag Team Champions The Headshrinkers (Samu and Fatu) (with Lou Albano and Afa) defeated Crush and Yokozuna

– Owen Hart defeated Razor Ramon to become the 1994 King of the Ring

2001

Orlando, Florida:

– The Dudley Boyz defeat Chris Benoit & Chris Jericho for the WWF Tag Team Titles

2002

Nashville, Tennessee:

– AJ Styles defeated Psicosis, Low-Ki, and Jerry Lynn double elimination match to win the NWA X Division Title 

– Ken Shamrock won a “Guantlet for the Gold” battle royal to become the NWA World Champion

2011 

WWE Capital Punishment: Washington, DC:

– Dolph Ziggler won the WWE US Championship from Kofi Kingston 

– Ezekiel Jackson defeated Wade Barrett for the WWE Intercontinental Title

2015

ROH Best in the World: New York City:

– Mark Briscoe (with ODB) defeated Donovan Dijak (with Truth Martini)

– The Decade (B.J. Whitmer and Adam Page) (with Colby Corino) defeated Matt Sydal and ACH

– Dalton Castle defeated Silas Young

– War Machine (Hanson and Raymond Rowe) defeated C&C Wrestle Factory (Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander)

– Roderick Strong defeated Michael Elgin and Moose (with Veda Scott and Stokley Hathaway)

– Bullet Club (A.J. Styles, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) defeated The Kingdom (Adam Cole, Michael Bennett, and Matt Taven) (with Maria Kanellis)

– The Addiction (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian) defeated reDRagon (Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly) in a No Disqualification 

  tag team match to retain the ROH World Tag Team Championship

– Jay Lethal defeated Jay Briscoe to win the ROH World Title