Ultimate History of Pro Wrestling - A Time Line of Every Major Event in Pro Wrestling History - 1969
By: Karl Stern
02-11-1969: Dory Funk, Jr. defeats Gene Kiniski for the NWA World heavyweight title in Tampa, FL.
05-14-1969: A tournament is held in Mobile, AL for the Alabama title. Round one: Ken Lucas defeated Dick Steinborne. Billy Boy Hines battled Bob Boyer to a draw giving Ken Lucas the tournament victory.
05-19-1969: Thunder Sugiyama defeated Billy Robinson in Sendai, Japan for the IWA World title.
08-29-1969: Dick the Bruiser regains the Indiana WWA World title from Wilbur Snyder.
Dory Funk, Jr.
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