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Daily Pro Wrestling History (11/26): First Survivor Series vs. Starrcade 1987


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Kansas City, Kansas:
- Ed "Strangler" Lewis defeated Orville Brown for the Midwest Wrestling Association version of World Heavyweight Title 


- Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Johnny Valentine & Chief Big Heart for the United States Tag Team Title (later 
  became WWWF World Tag Team Titles)

1964 Thanksgiving Night

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Verne Gagne beat AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon by DQ
- Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Rene Goulet & Reggie Parks
- Igor Vodik beat Klondike Bill
- Bob Boyer drew Eddie Sharkey 
- Ivan Kalmikoff beat George Drake

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Sonny Myers defeated Bob Brown
- Danny Plechas defeated The Lawman
- Moose Evans defeated Tiny Mills via DQ
- Rocky Hamilton fought Sailor Art Thomas to a double count out
- Pat O’Connor fought Mike DiBiase to a draw
- Ron Reed defeated The Mongolian Stomper
- Mike DiBiase won an 11-man Battle Royal 


Orlando, Florida:
- Dusty Rhodes beat Great Malenko in a cage match


Tampa, Florida:
- Dusty Rhodes beat Cowboy Bill Watts in a cage match for the Florida title 

Fort Myers, Florida:
- Bob Armstrong beat Mike McCord (Austin Idol) to keep the North American title 


West Palm Beach, Florida:
- Harley Race beat Steve Keirn to retain the NWA title

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Wayne Ferris, Larry Latham, & Danny Davis beat Jerry Calhoun, Steve Regal, & Hector Guerrero
- The Assassins beat Koko Ware & Ricky Morton
- Big Red beat Johnny King
- Tojo Yamamoto beat Sonny King
- Dick the Bruiser beat Jerry Lawler via reverse decision in a no DQ match

1981 Thanksgiving Night

St. Paul, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Sheik Adnan
- Arm Wrestling: Hulk Hogan beat Jesse Ventura
- Billy Robinson & Tito Santana & Jim Brunzell beat Ken Patera & Bobby Duncum & Jerry Blackwell
- Adrian Adonis drew Buck Zumhofe
- Evan Johnson beat Kenny Jay

1987 Thanksgiving Night

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Greg Gagne beat AWA Champion Curt Hennig (AWA belt held up)
- Adrian Adonis beat Tommy Rich
- Nord The Barbarian beat Soldat Ustinov
- Madusa Maceli beat Bambi
- JT Southern & Mitch Snow beat AWA Tag Team Champions Original Midnight Express by DQ
- DJ Peterson beat Kevin Kelly
- Nick Kiniski beat Alan West by DQ

WCW Starrcade: Chicago, Illinois: 
- Michael Hayes, Jimmy Garvin (w/ Precious), & Sting fought Eddie Gilbert, Rick Steiner, & Larry Zbyszko (w/ Baby Doll) to a 15-minute time-limit draw

- UWF Heavyweight Champion Steve Williams pinned NWA Western States Heritage Champion Barry Windham

- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane (w/ Jim Cornette & Big Bubba) in a scaffold match 

- NWA TV Champion Nikita Koloff pinned UWF TV Champion Terry Taylor (w/ Eddie Gilbert) in a unification match

- NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard (w/ JJ Dillon) defeated the Road Warriors (w/ Paul Ellering) via reverse decision

- Dusty Rhodes pinned NWA US Champion Lex Luger (w/ JJ Dillon) in a steel cage match to win the title

- Ric Flair defeated Ronnie Garvin in a Steel Cage match to win the NWA World Heavyweight Title

Dallas, Texas:
- Shaun Simpson defeated Eric Embry to win the World Class Light Heavyweight Title 
- Kevin Von Erich defeated Al Perez in a Texas Death Match
- Kerry Von Erich defeated Brian Adias

WWF Survivor Series: Richfield, Ohio:
- Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth), Jim Duggan, Jake Roberts, Ricky Steamboat & Brutus Beefcake defeated WWF IC Champion the Honky Tonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart), King Harley Race (w/ Bobby Heenan), Danny Davis, Hercules & Ron Bass 
- The Fabulous Moolah, Velvet McIntyre, Rockin Robin & The Jumping Bomb Angels defeated WWF Women's Champion Sensational Sherri, WWF Women's Tag Team Champions Lelani Kai & Judy Martin (w/ Jimmy Hart), Dawn Marie & Donna Christianello in an elimination match 
- WWF Tag Team Champions Tito Santana & Rick Martel, Davey Boy Smith & The Dynamite Kid, Jacques & Raymond Rougeau, Jim Powers & Paul Roma, and B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell defeated Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart (w/ Jimmy Hart), The Islanders (w/ Bobby Heenan), Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov (w/ Slick), Demolition (w/ Mr. Fuji), and Dino Bravo & Greg Valentine (w/ Johnny V) in an elimination match 
- Andre the Giant (w/ Bobby Heenan), Rick Rude, King Kong Bundy, Butch Reed (w/ Slick) & The One Man Gang defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan, Bam Bam Bigelow (w/ Sir Oliver Humperdink), Paul Orndorff, Ken Patera & Don Muraco 


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Jerry Lawler beat Wahoo McDaniel by DQ
- Greg Gagne & Robert Gibson beat AWA Tag Team Champions Badd Company Pat Tanaka & Paul Diamond (No title change. Wrong man pinned)
- Sgt. Slaughter beat Iron Sheik by DQ
- Michael Hayes no contest King Parsons
- Jimmy Jack Funk beat Derrick Dukes
- Wendi Richter beat Madusa Meceli to win AWA Women’s Title
- Larry Cameron beat Bert Timmons
- Del Wilkes beat Mike Enos


SMW Thanksgiving Thunder: Hazard, Kentucky:
- Dutch Mantell beat Colin West
- Tracy Smothers pinned Paul Lee
- The Nightstalker pinned Bart Batten
- Paul Orndorff pinned Dixie Dynamite
- SMW Champ The Dirty White Boy pinned Tim Horner in a lumberjack match
- The Mongolian Stomper DDQ Kevin Sullivan
- Tracy Smothers won a battle royal
- The Heavenly Bodies (Lane & Pritchard) beat The Rock-n-Roll Express in a "falls count anywhere" match to win the SMW Tag Team Titles

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Johnny Gunn & Tom Zenk defeated Shanghai Pierce & Tex Slazenger 
- Johnny B. Badd defeated Scotty Flamingo 
- Steve Austin defeated Brad Armstrong 
- Brian Pillman defeated Marcus Bagwell 
- 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Diamond Dallas Page
- Erik Watts defeated Bobby Eaton via submission
- WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas defeated Tony Atlas & the Barbarian 
- WCW World Champion Ron Simmons, Sting, Van Hammer, & Dustin Rhodes (sub. for Nikita Koloff) defeated Big Van Vader, Cactus Jack, WCW US Champion Rick Rude, & Barry Windham (mystery partner) in a steel cage match


SMW Thanksgiving Thunder: Knoxville, Tennessee:
- Bobby Blaze pinned Chris Candido in a "loser is tarred and feathered" match
- Prince Kharis beat Tim Horner 
- The Bullet beat Kevin Sullivan in a "first blood" match
- The Rock-n-Roll Express NC Moondogs Rex & Spot
- SMW Champ Brian Lee beat The Dirty White Boy via DQ
- The Bruise Brothers beat The Heavenly Bodies (Del Rey & Pritchard) in a street fight match

Davie, Florida:
- Frankie Lancaster defeated Mark Starr
- 2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Tex Slazenger & Shanghai Pierce
- WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal defeated Paul Roma
- Brian Pillman fought Steve Austin to a double count-out
- WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes defeated Paul Orndorff
- Sting & Brian Pillman defeated Lord Steven Regal & Steve Austin
- Ric Flair defeated Harley Race (sub. for injured WCW World Champion Vader)
- WCW International World Champion Rick Rude defeated Ricky Steamboat 


SMW Thanksgiving Thunder: Johnson City, Tennessee:
- Lance Storm pinned D-Lo Brown
- Bryant Anderson pinned Tracy Smothers 
- The Dirty White Boy & Ron Wright beat Bruiser Bedlam & Jim Cornette
- Brian Lee & Cactus Jack DCO Chris Candido & Boo Bradley 
- Bob Armstrong pinned Bob Orton, Jr. 
- SMW Tag Champs The Gangstas beat The Rock-n-Roll Express in a ghetto street fight match 

Madison Square Garden:
- The Bushwhackers defeated Well Dunn
- Aldo Montoya pinned Kwang with a hurricanrana into a roll up (Montoya's MSG debut)
- WWF IC Champion Razor Ramon pinned Jeff Jarrett 
- Mabel pinned Quebecer Pierre with a crossbody from the middle turnbuckle 
- Diesel (sub. for Bret Hart) pinned WWF World Champion Bob Backlund in a No DQ, no count-out, no time-limit match to win the title 
- The New Headshrinkers defeated the Executioners (sub. for Shawn Michaels & Diesel) 
- Davey Boy Smith fought King Kong Bundy to a double count-out 
- The Undertaker pinned IRS with the tombstone 


WCW World War 3: Norfolk, Virginia:
- WCW TV Champion Johnny B. Badd pinned Diamond Dallas Page (w/ Kimberly)
- Big Bubba defeated Jim Duggan in a taped fist match 
- Bull Nakano & Akira Hokuto (w/ Sonny Onoo) (All Japan) defeated Cutie Suzuki & Mayumi Ozaki (JWP) 
- WCW US Champion Kensuki Sasaki (w/ Sonny Onoo) pinned Chris Benoit 
- Lex Luger (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Randy Savage 
- Sting defeated Ric Flair via submission 
- Randy Savage won the 60-man, three ring World War 3 Battle Royal

SMW Thanksgiving Thunder: Cookeville, Tennessee: (This was the final SMW show)
- The Wolfman lost to Sgt. Rock (Jackie)
- Jim Cornette defeated Butch Cassidy
- Tommy Rich & The Punisher defeated The Bullet & Buddy Landel
- The Heavenly Bodies (Pritchard & Del Rey) & Robert Gibson defated The Dirty White Boy, Tracy Smothers, & Ricky Morton


WCW Mayhem: Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- WCW Cruiserweight Champion Mike Sanders defeated Kwee Wee
- Shane Helms & Shannon Moore defeated Jamie Knoble & Evan Karagias and Yang & Kaz Hayashi
- Mancow defeated Jimmy Hart
- WCW Hardcore Champion Crowbar defeated Reno and Big Vito
- Rey Mysterio Jr. & Billy Kidman defeated Alex Wright & Kronik
- Ernest Miller defeated Shane Douglas
- Bam Bam Bigelow defeated A-Wall
- Gen. Rection pinned WCW US Champion Lance Storm to win the title
- Jeff Jarrett defeated Buff Bagwell
- Kevin Nash & Diamond Dallas Page defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Chuck Palumbo & Shawn Stasiak to win the titles
- Bill Goldberg pinned Lex Luger
- Scott Steiner defeated Booker T in a Straight Jacket Steel Cage match to win the WCW World Heavyweight Title