Skip to main content

Daily Pro Wrestling History (07/04): WCCW Star Wars Cards; WWF vs. NWA Champions clash; Finn Balor wins NXT Title

1922 

Wichita, Kansas:
- World Heavyweight Champion Ed "Strangler" Lewis beat Alan Eustace in 2 out of 3 falls

1963 

Kansas City, Kansas:
- In a Hair vs Masks match; Pat O’Connor and Tiny Mills beat Masked Medic #1 (Pedro Godoy) and Masked Medic #2 (Sir Nelson Royal)
- Rock Hunter beat Steve Kovacs 2 falls to 1

1964 

St Paul, Minnesota at Met Stadium (where the Minnesota Twins and Vikings played in 1964 and now the home of the Mall of America): AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser (sub Crusher) in 2 out of 3 falls
- Mad Dog Vachon beat Doug Gilbert
- Wilbur Snyder & Sailor Art Thomas & Dale Lewis beat Larry Hennig & Hans Schmidt & Mitsu Arakawa 
- Bob Geigel beat Rene Goulet

1966 

- Don Leo Jonathan & Haystacks Calhoun defeated John Tolos & Tony Borne to win the NWA Canadian Tag Team Titles

1969

Atchison, Kansas:
- Ronnie Etchison vs. Dick Murdoch
- K.O. Cox vs. Alex Medina
- Lord Littlebrook vs. Benny Zeh 
- Dick Murdoch & K.O. Cox vs. Ronnie Etchison & Alex Medina

1971 

Robbinsdale, Minnesota:
- Larry Hennig & Lars Anderson beat Hercules Cortez & Bull Bullinski dq
- Big K beat Bill Christy 
- Billy Robinson beat Dave Cox

1972 

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- Billy Robinson & George Gordienko beat Ivan Koloff & Big K (Stan Kowalski)
- Wahoo McDaniel beat Dusty Rhodes dq 
- Don Muraco beat Larry Hennig

1974 

Greensboro, North Carolina:
- Ric Flair & Rip Hawk defeated Paul Jones & Bob Bruggers in to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Titles

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Verne Gagne & Billy Robinson
- Ivan Putski beat Baron Von Raschke dq 
- Billy Graham beat Wahoo McDaniel

1982

San Antonio, Texas:
- Bruiser Brody won a two ring, 22 man Battle Royal
- Scott Casey beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel via dq
- Southwest Champion Dick Slater beat Alexis Smirnoff 
- Tully Blanchard & Gino Hernandez beat Terry Funk & Tito Santana

Atlanta, Georgia:
-Ivan Putski & Tom Prichard (sub. for Tommy Rich) defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Stan Hansen & Ole Anderson via disqualification 
-Kevin Sullivan defeated Mr. Saito 
-The Masked Superstar pinned Mr. Wrestling II
-Don Muraco (w/ Roddy Piper) pinned Dusty Rhodes 
-Super Destroyer defeated Tom Pritchard 
-Leroy Brown defeated Big John Studd in a Texas Death Match
-Paul Orndorff defeated Jimmy Snuka via disqualification
 WWF champion Bob Backlund went to a double countout against NWA World champion Ric Flair

1983

WCCW Independence Day Star Wars: Fort Worth, Texas:
- Michael Hayes defeated Iceman King Parsons in a Lights Out match
- Bruiser Brody vs. Kamala ended in a double disqualification
- David Von Erich defeated Jimmy Garvin to win the vacant World Class Texas Heavyweight Title
- The Von Erichs (Kerry, Kevin & David) defeated The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts) in a three falls match

1984 

WCCW Independence Day Star Wars: Fort Worth, Texas:
- Killer Khan defeated Mike Reed
- Scott Irwin & The Missing Link defeated Jose Lothario & Buck Zum hoffe
- World Class American Heavyweight Champion Gino Hernandez defeated Jules Strongbow
- Kelly Kiniski defeated George Weingroff
- The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts) defeated The Von Erichs (Kerry, Kevin & Mike) to win the World Class Six-Man Tag Team Title 
- Iceman King Parsons defeated Bill Irwin in a singles match to win the World Class American Tag Team Titles (Parsons chose Buck Zum Hofe as his partner)
- Gino Hernandez won a Pole Battle Royal (a check was affixed to the top of a pole in the corner of the ring and the wrestlers had to try and climb the pole to be the first to get it)
- Chris Adams & Stella Mae French defeated Jimmy Garvin & Precious in a Loser Leaves Town steel cage match

1985

WCCW Independence Day Star Wars: Fort Worth, Texas:
- Steve Casey defeated Jack Victory
- Brian Adidas vs. Jim Powers ended in a no-contest
- The Fantastics defeated Rip Oliver & Kelly Kiniski in a three falls match in two straight falls
- Iceman King Parsons defeated Tim Brooks
- Kerry Von Erich defeated The One Man Gang in a Chicago Death Match
- The Great Kabuki defeated Chris Adams
- Sunshine defeated Jim Cornette (Cornette had to wrestle with one arm tied behind his back and a blindfold on)
- Chris Adams & Gino Hernandez defeated Kerry & Kevin Von Erich

1986 

WCCW Independence Day Star Wars: Fort Worth, Texas:
- The Grapplers defeated Brad & Bart Batten
- Buzz Sawyer defeated Brian Adidas to win the World Class Texas Heavyweight Title
- Abdullah the Butcher defeated The Great Kabuki to win the World Class Brass Knuckles Title
- Sunshine defeated The Raven
- Steve Simpson defeated Tim Brooks
- Bruiser Brody vs. Abdullah The Butcher ended in a double disqualification
- Chris Adams defeated Rick Rude to win the World Class World Heavyweight Title
- World Class Six-Man Tag Champions The Von Erichs (Kevin, Mike & Lance) defeated Butch Reed, Buzz Sawyer, & Matt Borne

1987 

Atlanta, Georgia:
- In the debut War Games match; The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard & Lex Luger) & manager JJ
Dillon lost to the team of Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff, The Road Warriors & manager Paul Ellering

1990

Dallas, Texas:
- John Tatum defeated Bill Dundee to win the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title

1993 

New York City 
Lex Luger bodyslammed WWF champion Yokozuna in an angle to make Lex Luger an All American babyface

2013

- Chris Sabin defeated Manic and Austin Aires to win the TNA X Division Title

2015

WWE Beast in the East: Tokyo, Japan:
- Cesaro defeated Diego 
- The Lucha Dragons (Kalisto and Sin Cara) defeated The New Day (Big E and Xavier Woods)    
- Chris Jericho defeated Neville 
- Nikki Bella defeated Tamina and Paige    Triple threat match to retain the WWE Divas Championship
- Brock Lesnar defeated Kofi Kingston
- Finn Balor defeated Kevin Owens to win the NXT Title
- John Cena and Dolph Ziggler defeated Kane and King Barrett