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This is a list of various things that took place in 1970.

Significant events

  • The National Wrestling Alliance's Buffalo office, the Erie Athletic Club, withdraws from the NWA and reorganizes as the National Wrestling Federation. The NWF became the top promotion in western New York and Ohio (and, from 1972 on, Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania) from its foundation until 1974

Births

Unknown

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

September

October

November

December

Deaths

March

August

Debuts

Unknown

January

May

October

November

Events

August

Title changes

  • Johnny Powers is awarded the National Wrestling Federation World Heavyweight Championship as its first titleholder (Powers is claimed to have defeated Freddie Blassie in a fictitious match in Los Angeles, California to become the champion)

February

March

April

  • 13 – Gene Kiniski wins the NWA Pacific Coast title from Mark Lewin in Vancouver

May

  • 16 – The Claw wins the NWA Pacific Northwest title from Moondog Mayne in Portland, Oregon

June

July

  • 11 – Ray Stevens wins the San Francisco version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship from Pat Patterson in San Francisco, California
  • 17 – The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Don Kent) win the WWA World Tag Team title from Dick the Bruiser and Bill Miller in Indianapolis

August

  • 8 – Mr. Fuji wins the NWA Pacific Northwest title from Moondog Mayne in Portland

September

  • 7 – Don Leo Jonathan and Duncan McTavish win the NWA Canadian Tag Team title from Bob Brown and John Quinn in Vancouver

October

  • 9 – Bob Brown wins the NWA Pacific Coast title from Don Leo Jonathan in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 12 – Yasu Fuji and Chati Yokouchi win the NWA Canadian Tag Team title from Don Leo Jonathan and Duncan McTavish in Vancouver
  • 14 – Dick the Bruiser regains the WWA World title from Baron von Raschke in Indianapolis
  • 24 – Moondog Mayne regains the NWA Pacific Northwest title from Mr. Fuji in Portland

November

  • 9 – Don Leo Jonathan and Steven Little Bear win the NWA Canadian Tag Team title from Yasu Fuji and Chati Yokouchi in Vancouver

December

  • 5 – Ernie Ladd wins the NWF North American Heavyweight Championship from Bulldog Brower in Akron, Ohio
  • 7 – Don Leo Jonathan regains the NWA Pacific Coast title from Bob Brown in Vancouver
  • 12 – Dutch Savage wins the NWA Pacific Northwest title from Moondog Mayne in Portland
  • 26 – Wilbur Snyder and Moose Cholak win the WWA World Tag Team title from The Fabulous Kangaroos in Indianapolis
  • 28 – Gene Kiniski wins the NWA Pacific Coast title from Don Leo Jonathan in Vancouver

See also

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