Daily Pro Wrestling History (06/02): Honky Tonk Man wins WWF Intercontinental title


Kansas City, Kansas:

– Joe Pazandak beat Roy Graham in 2 out of 3 falls to become the number one contender to the NWA World Title

– Sonny Myers beat Abe Kashey 


Osaka, Japan:

– Dan Miller and Frank Valois defeated Rikidozan and Michiaki Yoshimura to win the JWA All Asian Tag Team Titles

Windsor, Ontario, Canada:

– Bob Ellis defeated Dick the Bruiser to win the Detroit version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Title


Detroit, Michigan:

– Dick the Bruiser defeated Wilbur Snyder to win the Detroit version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Title

St. Paul, Minnesota:

– Mr. M & Bob Geigel beat Joe Scarpello & Doug Gilbert 

– Larry Hennig beat Gene Anderson


Chicago, Illinois:

– The Devils Duo (Angelo Poffo & Chris Markoff) beat Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher

– Wilbur Snyder drew Johnny Powers 

– Johnny Valentine went to a no contest with Earl Maynard


Chicago, Illinois:

– Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher beat Chain Gang (Jim & Jack Dillinger)

– Baron Von Raschke beat Edouard Carpentier

– Wilbur Snyder beat Dr X via DQ

– Dr Bill Miller beat Pepper Gomez


St. Louis, Missouri:

– NWA Champion Dory Funk Jr. defeated Johnny Valentine in 2 out of 3 falls

– Jack Brisco, Rufus R. Jones and Pat O’Connor defeated Pak-Son, Harley Race and Big Bill Miller 

– The Stomper (originally The Mongolian Stomper) defeated Hans Schmidt

– Betty Niccoli defeated Donna Lemke

– Lord Littlebrook defeated Tiny Todd

– Moose Cholak and Dan Miller defeated Terry Martin and Ronnie Etchison


Mexico City, Mexico:

– El Faraon defeated Alfonso Dantes for the NWA World Light Heavyweight Title 


Chattanooga, Tennessee:

– Dennis Condrey defeated Ron Garfield to win the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

– Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher beat Nick Bockwinkel & Bobby Duncum

– Super Destroyer Mark II beat Mad Dog Vachon via count out 

– Greg Gagne beat Pat Patterson

Houston, Texas:

– The Spoiler was awarded the WCCW American Heavyweight Title when champion Wahoo McDaniel was unable to compete due to injury


Greenville, South Carolina:

– Matt Borne & Buzz Sawyer defeated Jimmy Snuka & The Iron Sheik in a tournament final to win the Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Titles

Chattanooga, Tennessee:

– Dennis Condrey defeated Gorgeous George Jr. to win the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title

Memphis, Tennessee:

– Ken Lucas and Ricky Morton defeated Gypsy Joe and Skull Murphy for the AWA Southern Tag Team Titles


Tokyo, Japan:

– At the finals of the first IWGP League tournament, Hulk Hogan defeated Antonio Inoki by countout to win the tournament

– Tiger Mask won the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title, defeating Kuniaki Kobayahi for the vacant title

Kansas City, Missouri:

– Harley Race defeated Dewey Robertson for the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title (Race would vacate the title eight days later when Race won the NWA World Heavyweight Title in St. Louis, Missouri from Ric Flair)


Buffalo, New York:

– The Honky Tonk Man defeated Ricky Steamboat to win the WWF Intercontinental Title 


Mexico City, Mexico:

– El Dandy defeated Angel Azteca to win the NWA World Middleweight Title 

Memphis, Tennessee:

– Tony Anthony and Tom Burton defeated the Southern Rockers (Rex King and Steve Doll) for the USWA Tag Team Titles by defeating King in a handicap match 


Savannah, Georgia:

– Dustin Rhodes pinned Dutch Mantell

– Black Blood pinned Joey Maggs

– Michael Hayes & Badstreet defeated Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong

– Big Josh pinned Black Bart

– WCW TV Champion Bobby Eaton pinned Terrance Taylor

– Ron Simmons pinned the One Man Gang

– WCW US Champion Lex Luger fought Nikita Koloff to a double disqualification

– El Gigante & Brian Pillman defeated Barry Windham & Arn Anderson in a steel cage match


Koyama, Japan:

– The Patriot (Del Wilkes) and The Eagle (George Hines) defeated Kenta Kobashi and Tsuyoshi Kikuchi for the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles


Hyden, Kentucky:

– Chris Jericho & Lance Storm defeated Well Dunn

– The Dirty White Boy defeated Kendo the Samurai

– Tracy Smothers defeated Bruiser Bedlam via disqualification

– Ricky Morton defeated Chris Candido

– Chris Jericho & Lance Storm co-won a battle royal


Cumberland, Kentucky:

– Bobby Blaze defeated Mustafa

– Boo Bradley defeated Killer Kyle

– The Dirty White Boy defeated New Jack

– Steve Armstrong defeated SMW Heavyweight Champion Buddy Landel via disqualification

– Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated SMW Tag Team Champions Al Snow & Unabom


Nashville, Tennessee:

– Jeff Jarrett defeated champion Ron Killings, A.J. Styles, Raven and Chris Harris in the first-ever King of the Mountain match to win the NWA World Heavyweight Title


Winnipeg, Manitoba:

– Kenny Omega defeated Chris Sabin in the finals of Premier Championship Wrestling’s Premier Cup to become the first NWA Canadian X Division Champion


TNA Slammiversary: Boston, Massachusetts:

– Chris Sabin defeated Kenny King and Suicide in an Ultimate X match to win the TNA X Division Championship

– Magnus, Samoa Joe and Jeff Hardy defeated Aces & Eights (Wes Brisco, Garett Bischoff and Mr. Anderson)

– Jay Bradley defeated Sam Shaw

– Devon (with Knux) defeated Joseph Park by countout to retain the TNA Television Championship

– Abyss defeated Devon (with Knux) to win the TNA Television Championship

– Gunner and James Storm defeated Bobby Roode and Austin Aries, Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez and Bad Influence (Christopher 

  Daniels and Kazarian) in a Four-way elimination tag team match to win the TNA World Tag Team Championship

– Taryn Terrell defeated Gail Kim in a Last Knockout Standing match

– Kurt Angle defeated A.J. Styles

– Bully Ray defeated Sting in a No Holds Barred match to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship

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