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Daily pro wrestling history (11/27): Rock & Roll Express win Smoky Mountain Tag Team Titles, more Thanksgiving cards



- National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown, unable to defend his title due to injuries suffered in a car accident (which also ended his career), forfeits the title to his scheduled opponent, Lou Thesz. 


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Tito Carreon, Cowboy Bob Ellis and Joe Scarpa beat Ike Eakins, Lee Henning and Lord Albert Mills 2 falls to 1
- Bob Geigel beat Ray Villmer 2 falls to 1 
- Ivan the Mad Russian beat Chief Suni War Cloud 
- Mighty Atlas beat Al Szasz (sub for Thor Hagen) 


Tampa, Florida:
- Jack Brisco defeated Tarzan Tyler to win the NWA Florida Television Title


Omaha, Nebraska:
- AWA Tag Team Champions The Crusher & Red Bastien beat Larry Hennig & Lars Anderson
- Midwest Champion Great Kusatsu beat Danny Miller
- Billy Robinson beat Ox Baker
- Reggie Parks drew Jerry Miller (sub Ray Stevens)
- Mad Russian Stan Pulaski beat Stan Kowalski


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Larry Hennig
- Pampero Firpo beat Baron Von Raschke
- Jos Leduc beat Kim Duk
- Bobby Duncum beat Bull Bullinski
- Khosrow Vaziri (Iron Shiek) beat Don Wade


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- The Crusher & Greg Gagne beat AWA Tag Team Champions Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura dq
- Jerry Blackwell beat Mad Dog Vachon
- Buck Zumhofe no contest Bobby Heenan
- John Studd beat Dino Bravo
- Tito Santana beat Steve Regal

1986 - Thanksgiving Night

Greensboro, North Carolina: 
- Tully Blanchard defeated Dusty Rhodes in a First Blood match to win the NWA Television Title 
- NWA World Tag Team Champions The Rock N' Roll Express defeated Ole & Arn Anderson in a Steel Cage match

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Big Bubba Rogers defeated Ronnie Garvin in a Louisville Street Fight match
- The Road Warriors defeated The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey) in a Scaffold match
- NWA World Heavyweight Champ Ric Flair defeated Nikita Koloff via DQ

St. Paul, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Larry Zbyszko
- Midnight Rockers & Despina Montagus beat Buddy Rose & Doug Somers & Sherri Martel
- Step Ladder match: Jerry Blackwell beat Colonel DeBeers
- Curt Hennig beat Boris Zhukov
- Alexis Smirnoff & Yuri Gordienko beat Buck Zumhofe & John Paul Demann
- Super Ninja beat Steve Olsonoski

New Orleans, Louisiana:
- World Class Heavyweight Champion Kevin Von Erich defeated Black Bart
- Lance & Mike Von Erich defeated Brian Adias & Matt Borne
- Kevin Von Erich defeated Al Madril in a Lights Out match 
- Fritz Von Erich defeated Abdullah The Butcher via disqualification


Detroit, Michigan:
- The Undertaker defeated Hulk Hogan for the WWF World Heavyweight Title 


Welch, West Virginia:
- The Rock N' Roll Express defeated The Heavenly Bodies (Stan Lane & Tom Pritchard) to win the Smoky Mountain Wrestling Tag Team Titles


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- ECW World Television Champion Rob Van Dam defeated Uganda (aka Kamala II)
- The Sandman defeated Raven
- ECW World Champion Mike Awesome defeated Justin Credible


Detroit, Michigan:
- Triple H defeated Ric Flair in a Last Man Standing match
- WWE Champion John Cena defeated Kurt Angle