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Daily Pro Wrestling History (05/07): Flair vs. Steamboat at WrestleWar 1989



Kansas City, Missouri:

- Stanislaus Zbyszko defeated Americus (Gus Schoenlein) to win the World Heavyweight Title 


Houston, Texas:

- Danny McShain defeated Miguel Guzmán for the Texas Heavyweight Title 


Houston, Texas:

- Bull Curry defeated Ray Gunkel to win the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title 


San Fransisco, California:

- Lord James Blears and Gene Kiniski defeated Ben and Mike Sharpe for the San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Title


- Larry Chene and Herb Freeman defeated Jack O'Reilly and Kurt Von Poppenheim to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title


Calgary, Alberta, Canada:

- Jerry Christy defeated Abdullah the Butcher for the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title 

Amarillo, Texas:

- Terry Funk defeated Ricky Romero for the NWA Western States Heavyweight Title 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

- AWA Tag Team Champions Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon beat Verne Gagne & the Crusher 

- Blackjack Lanza ddq Wilbur Snyder

- Angelo Poffo beat Jack Pesek

- Billy Red Lyons beat Joe Scarpello

- Edouard Carpentier beat Larry Hennig

- Pepper Gomez beat Lars Anderson


Nashville, Tennessee:

- George Gulas and Jerry Jarrett defeated Don and Ron Wright for the NWA Tennessee Tag Team Titles

- Luke Graham won the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title from Don Kent

Enu, Japan:

- Giant Baba & Samson Kutsuwada defeated WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino & Mike George 


St. Louis, Missouri:

- Missouri Champion Bob Backlund defeated Lord Alfred Hayes

- Gene Kiniski defeated Wilbur Snyder

- Pat O’Connor and Ray Candy defeated Jim and John Valiant via DQ

- Greg Gagne (sub for Russ Francis) draw Von Raschke

- Blackjack Lanza defeated Lanny Poffo (sub for Randy Poffo)

- Ronnie Etchison and Paul Christy defeated Tank Patton and Gary Fulton

Amarillo, Texas:

- The Super Destroyer defeated The Mighty Canadian (Gene Kiniski) to win the Amarillo NWA International Heavyweight Title 


Bayamon, Puerto, Rico:

- José Miguel Perez defeated Hurácan Castillo in a tournament final for the vacant WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title 

New Haven, Connecticut:

- WWWF World Champion Superstar Billy Graham defeated Billy White Wolf (Sheik Adnan El Kassey) 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Ray Stevens

- Pedro Morales beat Lord Alfred Hayes forfeit

- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell drew Billy Francis & Bob Backlund

- Billy Robinson beat Blackjack Lanza

- Larry Hennig beat Roger Kirby


Memphis, Tennessee:

- Jerry Bryant beat Bobby Lyons.

- Toru Tanaka beat Jerry Blackwell

- Jimmy Golden beat Tony Charles

- Thunderbolt Patterson pinned The Blue Demon

- Bill Dundee & Robert Fuller beat The Assassins in a loser leaves town vs. title match to win the Southern Tag Team Titles

- Southern Champ The Mongolian Stomper beat Jerry Lawler

Odessa, Texas:

- Blackjack Mulligan won the Amarillo NWA International Heavyweight Title from Dory Funk, Jr


Kansas City, Kansas:

- Rufus R. Jones defeated Bobby Jaggers for the NWA Central States Television Title 


- Timothy Flowers and Adrian Street defeated Chris Adams and Ringo Rigsby to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Titles


Fort Worth, Texas:

- NWA World champion Kerry Von Erich beat Terry Gordy

- Killer Khan defeated Kelly Kiniski for the World Class Television Title

Birmingham, Alabama:

- Tommy Gilbert defeated Johnny Rich to win the NWA Southeast United States Junior Heavyweight Title 

Montreal, Ontario, Canada:

- Dino Bravo & Rick Martel beat Abdullah the Butcher & Jerry Blackwell 

- AWA Champion Jumbo Tsuruta beat Nick Bockwinkel via DQ

- Mad Dog Lefebvre & Frenchie Martin & Rick Valentine beat Raymond Rougeau & Tony Parisi & Gino Brito Sr.

- Leo Burke beat Richard Charland

- King Tonga beat Reggie Rapone

- Armand Rougeau drew Mike Shaw

- Gino Brito Jr. beat Bob Boucher


Louisville, Kentucky:

- Jerry Oske defeated Randy Savage to win the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title 

Tampa, Florida:

- Jay Youngblood defeated Jack Hart

- Tiger Conway Jr. defeated Dale Veasey

- Scott McGhee defeated Mike Golden

- Brian Blair fought Rip Rogers to a time-limit draw

- Southern Heavyweight Champion Hector Guerrero defeated Bill Irwin

- Bugsy McGraw defeated the Missing Link

- Wahoo McDaniel & Blackjack Mulligan defeated Jesse Barr & Bill Irwin

- Kerry Von Erich defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair via disqualification 


Wheeling, West Virginia:

- Nelson Royal defeated Jim Lancaster

- Sam Houston defeated Al Snow

- Manny Fernandez & Hector Guerrero defeated Baron Von Raschke & Thunderfoot

- Jimmy Valiant defeated Shaska Whatley via disqualification

- Ron Garvin defeated NWA National Heavyweight Champion Tully Blanchard via disqualification

- Nikita Koloff defeated Magnum TA in a Russian chain match

Rhonda, North Carolina:

- The Rock N' Roll Express defeated NWA World Tag Team champions The Midnight Express in a non-title match


Portland, Oregon:

- The Southern Rockers (Steve Doll and Scott Peterson) defeated Avalanche (P.N. News) and Mike Golden to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles


WCW WrestleWar Music City Showdown: Nashville, Tennessee:

- Ric Flair pinned NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ricky Steamboat to win the title (after the match, Terry Funk attacked Flair after Flair turned down a future title match with him, piledriving him on a ringside table)

- Michael Hayes pinned NWA United States Heavyweight Champion Lex Luger to win the title

- The Great Muta (with Gary Hart) defeated Doug Gilbert (with Eddie Gilbert)

- Butch Reed defeated Ranger Ross

- Dick Murdoch defeated Bob Orton Jr. (with Gary Hart) in a Bullrope match

- Dynamic Dudes (Shane Douglas and Johnny Ace) defeated Samoan Swat Team (Samu and Fatu) (with Paul E. Dangerously)

- Sting defeated Iron Sheik (with Rip Morgan) to retain the NWA World Television Championship

- The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal) (with Paul Ellering) defeated Varsity Club (Mike Rotunda and Steve Williams) (with Kevin Sullivan) by disqualification in a match for the NWA World Tag Team Championship with Nikita Koloff as the special guest referee

- Eddie Gilbert and Rick Steiner (with Missy Hyatt) defeated Varsity Club (Kevin Sullivan and Dan Spivey)to retain the NWA United States Tag Team Championship


Wichita, Kansas:

- Van Hammer pinned JT Southern

- Ron Simmons pinned Cactus Jack

- WCW U.S. Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Terry Taylor defeated Tom Zenk & Marcus Alexander Bagwell

- Ricky Steamboat pinned Steve Austin

- Nikita Koloff (substituting for WCW World Champion Sting) & the Great Muta defeated Big Van Vader & WCW U.S. Champion Rick Rude via disqualification

- WCW World Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton

Barbourville, Kentucky:

- Timothy Well defeated Bobby Blaze

- The Dirty White Boy defeated Kendo the Samurai

- Bruiser Bedlam defeated Tracy Smothers

- SMW Tag Team Champions Brian Lee & Chris Candido defeated Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson in a no DQ, no time limit match 

- Tracy Smothers won a pole battle royal


New Albany, Indiana:

- Nick Dinsmore defeated Rob Conway to win the OVW Heavyweight Title 


WCW Slamboree: Kansas City, Missouri:

- Chris Candido (with Tammy Lynn Stych) defeated The Artist (with Paisley) to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Championship

- Terry Funk defeated Norman Smiley and Ralphus Handicap Hardcore match for the WCW Hardcore Championship

- Shawn Stasiak defeated Curt Hennig

- Scott Steiner (with Midajah and Shakira) defeated Captain Rection to retain the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship

- Mike Awesome fought Chris Kanyon to a no contest

- The Total Package defeated Buff Bagwell

- Shane Douglas defeated Ric Flair

- Sting defeated Vampiro

- Hulk Hogan (with Horace Hogan) defeated Billy Kidman (with Torrie Wilson) (Eric Bischoff as special guest referee)

- Jeff Jarrett defeated WCW World Heavyweight Champion David Arquette and Diamond Dallas Page in a triple-tier steel cage match to win the title 


Nashville, Tennessee:

- Christopher Daniels defeated Jerry Lynn & Amazing Red in a handicap match to win the NWA World Tag Team Championship