Daily Pro Wrestling History (09/01): Pat Patterson becomes first WWF Intercontinental Champion

July 12, 2020 0 By JohnValbyNation

1868

Utica, New York:
– Homer Lane defeated James H. McLaughlin for the American Collar-and-Elbow Title

1923 

Melbourne, Australia:
– Clarence Weber defeated Billy Meeske to win the Australian Heavyweight Title

1941

Hollywood, California:
– Wild Red Berry defeated Danny McShain for the World Light Heavyweight Title 

1946 

Portland, Oregon:
– George Becker defeated Babe Sharkey to win the Pacific Northwest (later Los Angeles) World Heavyweight Title

1958 

Washington, DC:
– Eddie and Jerry Graham defeated Don Curtis and Mark Lewin to win the Northeast NWA United States Tag Team Titles

1967

Melbourne, Australia:
– Killer Kowalski defeated Bearcat Wright for the International Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Title

1972 

Chicago, Illinois:
– AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Ivan Koloff
– In a Steel Cage Match with special referee Jersey Joe Walcott; Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher beat Blackjack Lanza & Blackjack 
  Mulligan
– AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Billy Robinson & Wilbur Snyder
– Dusty Rhodes beat Wahoo McDaniel;
– Handicap Match: Andre Rousimoff beat Larry Hennig & Butcher Vachon
– Baron Von Raschke beat Billy Red Cloud
– Sailor Art Thomas beat Hans Hermann
– Ramon Torres beat Angelo Poffo 
– Rene Goulet beat Don Muraco

Cleveland, Ohio:
– Johnny Valentine defeated Johnny Powers to win the National Wrestling Federation North American Heavyweight Title

1977 

Johannesburg, South Africa:
– Don Leo Jonathan defeated Otto Wanz for the Catch Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title

Amarillo, Texas:
– Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Ciclón Negro to win the Amarillo NWA International Heavyweight Title

1978 

Portland, Oregon:
– Pak Choo and Roddy Piper defeated Ryuma Go and Black Gordman to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Titles

Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
– Paddy Ryan defeated Mr. Sakurada for the Stampede North American  Heavyweight Title

1979 

– Pat Patterson was introduced as the first WWF Intercontinental Champion

Charlotte, North Carolina:
– Jimmy Snuka defeated Ricky Steamboat to win vacant Mid-Atlantic NWA United States Heavyweight Title during a one night tournament 

1980 

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Tommy Rich defeated Jimmy Valiant for the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title 

1982 

Charlotte, North Carolina:
– Paul Jones defeated Jack Brisco to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title 

1985 

San Antonio, Texas:
– American Force (Paul Diamond and Shawn Michaels) are awarded the TASW Texas Tag Team Titles

Orlando, Florida:
– Wahoo McDaniel & Billy Jack Haynes beat AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors by DQ
– Rick Rude beat Frank Lane
– Rip Oliver & Grappler beat Coco Samoa & Kendall Windham 
– Hector Guerrero drew Jack Hart   

1986 

CWF Battle of the Belts III: Daytona Beach, Florida:
– Jimmy Backlund pinned Bob Cook
– Tyree Pride pinned the Cuban Assassin
– US Tag Team Champions Stan Lane & Steve Keirn defeated the Sheepherders 
– The White Ninja (Keiji Muto) defeated NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Champion Tim Horner to win the title 
– AWA World Champion Nick Bockwinkel defeated Kendo Nagasaki via disqualification 
– The Road Warriors fought Ed Gantner & Kareem Muhammad to a double disqualification
– Kendall Windham defeated Bahamas Champion Chris Champion via disqualification
– NWA World Champion Ric Flair fought Lex Luger to a draw in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match
– Barry Windham pinned Florida Heavyweight Champion Ron Bass to win the title

WCWA Labor Day Star Wars: Fort Worth, Texas:
– Matt Borne and WCWA Texas Heavyweight Champion Buzz Sawyer defeated WCWA World Heavyweight Champion Chris Adams and WCWA World Six- 
  Man Tag Team Champion Lance Von Erich to become the first WCWA World Tag Team Champions 
– WCWA World Heavyweight Champion Chris Adams defeated Rick Rude by disqualification to retain the title 
– Abdullah the Butcher defeated Bruiser Brody by disqualification

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Tarzan Goto and Akio Sato defeated Jeff Jarrett and Pat Tanaka to win the CWA International Tag Team Titles 
– Don Bass and Dirty Rhodes (Roger Smith) defeat Cousin Junior and Giant Hillbilly Elmer to win the AWA Southern Tag Team Titles

Fayetteville, North Carolina:
– Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Black Bart defeated Rocky Kernodle
– Nelson Royal defeated Thunderfoot #1
– The Warlord defeated Thunderfoot #2
– NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson defeated Todd Champion
– Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey defeated Bobby Jaggers & Dutch Mantell
– Magnum TA defeated Jimmy Garvin
– Dusty Rhodes defeated Big Bubba in a streetfight

Greenville, South Carolina:
– Rocky King defeated George South
– Misty Blue defeated Linda Dallas
– Denny Brown defeated NWA Jr. Heavyweight Champion Steve Regal to win the title
– Buddy Landell defeated Don Kernodle
– Ivan Koloff & Krusher Kruschev defeated Manny Fernandez & Hector Guerrero
– NWA US Champion Nikita Koloff defeated National Heavyweight Champion Wahoo McDaniel
– Ron Garvin defeated Tully Blanchard in a lights out Texas barbedwire steel cage match)

1988

Raleigh, North Carolina:
– The Italian Stallion defeated Gary Royal
– Ivan Koloff defeated George South
– The Russian Assassin (Dave Shelton) defeated Chris Champion
– Brad Armstrong & Ricky Morton, Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers defeated NWA TV Champion Mike Rotundo, Rick Steiner, & the Sheepherders
– Dick Murdoch defeated Larry Zbyzsko
– Kevin Sullivan & Al Perez defeated Sting & Nikita Koloff
– NWA US Champion Barry Windham defeated Steve Williams via count-out
– NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane fought NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard to a no contest

1990 

Vienna, Austria:
– Fit Finlay defeated Steve Wright to win the CWA World Middleweight Title

Greensboro, North Carolina:
– Brad Armstrong pinned Brad Anderson
– Wendell Cooley (sub. for Paul Orndorff) pinned Barry Horowitz
– The Junkyard Dog defeated Joe Cazana
– Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk 
– Tommy Rich pinned Harley Race 
– NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Dan Spivey (sub. for Sid Vicious) via count-out
– NWA Tag Team Champions Doom defeated Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson
– NWA World Champion Sting pinned Mark Callous (sub. for Barry Windham)

1991 

Seaside, Oregon:
– The Grappler and Don Harris defeated Demolition Crush and Steve Doll for the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles

Norfolk, Virginia:
– PN News pinned Joey Maggs
– Oz pinned the Iceman
– El Gigante pinned the One Man Gang
– Terrance Taylor defeated Big Josh
– Ron Simmons defeated Tommy Rich
– Rick Steiner & Bill Kazmaier defeated Dick Murdoch & Dick Slater
– Tom Zenk pinned the Diamond Studd
– WCW TV Champion Steve Austin defeated Johnny B. Badd
– Dustin Rhodes pinned Richard Morton
– WCW US Champion Sting pinned Cactus Jack
– WCW World Champion Lex Luger pinned Barry Windham

1993 

Tlanepantla, Mexico:
– Los Cowboys (Silver King and El Texano) won the WWA World Tag Team Championship by defeating Corazón de León (Chris Jericho) and El Dandy

1994 

Saku, Japan:
– Hiromichi Fuyuki, Gedo and Jado defeated Bob Backlund, Scott Putski and Warlord to win the WAR World Six-Man Tag Team Titles

Zurich, Switzerland:
– Jim Duggan defeated Diamond Dallas Page
– The Nasty Boys defeated Kevin & Dave Sullivan
– Steve Austin defeated Brian Pillman
– WCW Tag Team Champions Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell & the Patriot
– Vader defeated the Guardian Angel
– WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Ric Flair

2004 

Nashville, Tennessee:
– NWA World Tag Team Champions The Naturals (Andy Douglas and Chase Stevens) defeated America’s Most Wanted (Chris Harris and James 
  Storm) and Triple X (Christopher Daniels and Elix Skipper) in a three-way match to retain the title 
– TNA X Division Champion Petey Williams (with Coach D’Amore) defeated Sonjay Dutt to retain the title

2011 

Huntsville, Alabama:
– Mickie James defeated Winter to become TNA Knockout Champion 
– TNA World Champion Kurt Angle retained the title over Sting 
– Christopher Daniels defeated AJ Styles