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1941

Kansas City, Kansas:

– MWA World Heavyweight Champion Lee Wykoff and Orville Brown went to a time limit draw (2 hour)

 

1947

Kansas City, Kansas:

Orville Brown beat Warren Bockwinkel to retain the MWA Title

 

1950

Tampa, Florida:

– The Green Hornet defeated Danny Dusek for the Southern Heavyweight Title

 

1956

Dallas, Texas:

– Gene Kelly (Kiniski) & Len Crosby defeated Ray Gunkel & Herb Freeman to win the NWA Texas Tag Team Title

 

Baltimore, Maryland:

– The Fabulous Moolah won a tournament by defeating Judy Grable in the finals. As a result, Moolah was awarded the Women’s World Title after champion June Beyers retired

 

1961

Fort Worth, Texas:

– Dick Hutton & Sam Steamboat won a tournament for the NWA Texas Tag Team Title

 

1962

Minneapolis, Minnesota:

– AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Bill Miller in 2 out of 3 falls

– The Crusher beat Jack Lanza

– Moose Evens beat Crybaby Cannon

 

1965

Omaha, Nebraska:

– Haru Sasaki & Mad Dog Vachon beat Verne Gagne & Tex McKenzie to regain Nebraska Tag Team title

– Mad Russian Stan Pulaski beat Mighty Igor Vodik by countout

– Danny Hodge beat Rene Goulet

– Reggie Parks drew Jack Pesek

 

1969

Kansas City, Kansas:

– In a one night tournament to crown new tag team champions:

– Lou Thesz & K.O. Cox defeated The Ox & Big Luke via DQ

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– Tarzan Tyler & The Great Kojika defeated The Viking & Bob Geigel

– Danny Little Bear & Stan Pulaski defeated Masao Komura & Jack Arnstrong

– Tarzan Tyler & The Great Kojika defeated Lou Thesz & K.O. Cox

– Danny Little Bear & Stan Pulaski defeated Tarzan Tyler & The Great Kojika to win the vacant North American Tag Team Title

 

1972

Muroran, Japan:

– Masked Lee & Sylvia Hackney defeated Jumbo Miyamoto & Aiko Kyo for the WWWA World Tag Team Title

 

Orlando, Florida:

– Sputnik Monroe defeated Scott Casey

– Bobby Shane and Redbeard defeated Bob Griffin and Mike Graham

– Paul Jones and Dick Murdoch defeated Jimmy Golden and Robert Fuller

– In a Cage Match: Tim Woods defeated Buddy Colt

 

1978

Memphis, Tennessee:

– Jerry Lawler & Mongolian Stomper beat Jos LeDuc & Jean Louie

– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Jimmy Valiant

– Lou Thesz drew Tommy Gilbert

– Terry Sawyer beat NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion Nelson Royal dq

– Jackie Welch beat Mr. Wrestling

– Tommy Gilbert & Wayne Ferris beat Frankie Layne & Mike Bowyer

 

1981

Houston, Texas:

– Junkyard Dog defeated Dick Slater

– Scott Casey, Tiger Conway Jr. and Bobby Duncum defeated Buck Robley, Tank Patton and Kelly Kiniski

– Dynamic Duo (Gino Hernández and Tully Blanchard) defeated Mil Máscaras and Manny Fernández

– Bruiser Brody defeated Ken Patera

 

1983

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

– NWA U.S. Champion Greg Valentine defeated Bob Orton Jr

– Angelo Mosca defeated Sgt. Slaughter via countout

– NWA World Champion Harley Race defeated Mike Rotundo

 

1984

Memphis, Tennessee:

At a Pro Wrestling USA TV taping:

– Nick Bockwinkel beat Lanny Poffo

– Jerry the King Lawler & Tommy Rich beat Dirty White Boys

– AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Eddie Gilbert

– Fabulous Ones beat the Masked Spoiler & Phil Hickerson

– Road Warriors beat Tracey Smothers & Keith Eric

– Harley Race beat Dutch Mantel

 

1986

Green Bay, Wisconsin:

– National Champion Wahoo McDaniel defeated Jimmy Garvin in an Indian strap match

– NWA World Tag Team Champions The Rock N’ Roll Express defeated The Midnight Express, Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey

– NWA U.S. Champion Nikita Koloff fought Magnum TA to a double countout

– The Road Warriors defeated Ivan Koloff & Krusher Kruschev

– NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned NWA World TV Champion Dusty Rhodes

 

1992

Baltimore, Maryland:

– Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Dick Slater & Greg Valentine

– Unified WCW and NWA World Tag Team Champions Terry Gordy & Steve Williams defeated Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton

– WCW World Champion Ron Simmons pinned WCW U.S. Champion Rick Rude

– Steve Austin defeated WCW TV Champion Ricky Steamboat

– Jake Roberts & the Barbarian defeated Sting & Nikita Koloff

 

1994

Roanoke, Virginia:

– At the WCW Fall Brawl PPV; Johnny B. Badd defeated Steven Regal to win the WCW Television Title

– Kevin Sullivan defeated Cactus Jack in a Loser Leaves WCW match

– due to injury Ricky Steamboat was forced to forfeit the U.S. Heavyweight Title. It was awarded to his scheduled opponent, Steve Austin

– Hacksaw Jim Duggan came out, challenged Austin, and won the U.S. Title.

 

1997

Louisville, Kentucky:

– Salvatore Sincere defeated Tracey Smothers to win the IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Title

 

2002

Nashville, Tennessee:

– At the weekly NWA/TNA Pay-per-view event, America’s Most Wanted (Chris Harris & James Storm) won a Tag Team

Gauntlet Battle Royal to win the NWA World Tag Team Championship

 

2005

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma:

– At the WWE Unforgiven Pay-per-view, Ric Flair defeated Carlito for the Intercontinental Title

– Trevor Murdoch & Lance Cade defeated Hurricane and Rosey to win the World Tag Team Titles

– Kurt Angle defeated WWE Champion John Cena by dq

 

2011

– At the WWE Night of Champions PPV, Mark Henry defeated Randy Orton to win the World Championship

– John Cena defeated Alberto Del Rio to win the WWE Championship

– Triple H defeated CM Punk in a no DQ match

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