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Daily Pro Wrestling History (08/09): Showdown at Shea 1980



Waterloo, Iowa:

- In a match for the Iowa Heavyweight title: Earl Wampler (champion) wrestled Alphonse Bisignano to a no contest 

- Bull Martin beat Frank (Bull) Topas 

- Hal Rumberg drew with Albert Mills


Chicago, Illinois:

- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Jack Dillinger

- Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon beat Flying Redheads Red Bastien & Billy Red Lyons

- Wilbur Snyder beat Frank Dillinger

- Dr X beat Moose Cholak 

- Bill Watts beat Big K


Miami, Florida;

- NWA Champion Dory Funk Jr beat Bob Orton

- Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Jack Brisco & Ron Fuller

- Buddy Colt beat Louie Tillet 

- Mike Graham beat Taurus


St. Louis, Missouri:

- Missouri Champion Dory Funk Jr. defeated Lord Alfred Hayes in 2 out of 3 falls

- Harley Race and Big Bill Miller defeated Cowboy Bob Ellis and Bobo Brazil 

- Pat O’Connor defeated The Sheik via DQ before the bell rang

- Sailor Art Thomas defeated Ox Baker

- Bob Geigel defeated Bobby Mayne

- Don Fargo and Bob Orton defeated Paul LaSalle and Billy Howard


WWF Showdown at Shea: Flushing, New York:

- The Hangman defeated Rene Goulet

- Ivan Putski defeated Johnny Rodz

- Angel Marvilla defeated Jose Estrada

- The Fabulous Moolah and Beverly Shade defeated Kandi Malloy and Peggy Lee

- Dominic DeNucci defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna

- Greg Gagne defeated Rick McGraw

- Pat Patterson defeated Tor Kamata by disqualification

- Tatsumi Fujinami defeated Chavo Guerrero to retain the WWF Junior Heavyweight Championship

- Antonio Inoki defeated Larry Sharpe for the WWF World Martial Arts Heavyweight Championship

- Andre the Giant defeated Hulk Hogan

- Tony Atlas defeated Intercontinental Champion Ken Patera via countout

- Bob Backlund & Pedro Morales defeated The Samoans (Afa & Sika) to win the WWF World Tag Team Titles (because Backlund was already the WWF World Heavyweight Champion, he and Morales were forced to vacate the belts)

- Bruno Sammartino defeated Larry Zbyszko in a steel cage match


Minneapolis, Minnesota:

- Sheik Adnan beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel by DQ 

- In a non title match, Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura beat AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell

- Jerry Blackwell wrestled to a no contest with Brad Rheingans

- Billy Robinson beat Ed Boulder (Brutus Beefcake) 

- Hulk Hogan beat Terry Scholes & Nacho Berrera & Chuck Greenlee


Salt Lake City, Utah:

- In a Boot Camp Match; Sgt. Slaughter & Greg Gagne beat Larry Zbyszko & Nick Bockwinkel

- AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Michael Hayes

- Terry Gordy beat Baron Von Raschke

- Boris Zhukov beat Steve O

- Buck Zumhofe beat Ray Stevens by DQ

- Steve O drew Billy Robinson


St. Louis, Missouri:

- Cousin Junior defeated Bob Owens

- Rick McCord defeated Ron Powers

- National Heavyweight Champion Tully Blanchard defeated Sam Houston

- Wahoo McDaniel defeated Jimmy Garvin in an Indian strap match

- Ric Flair defeated Dusty Rhodes for the NWA World Heavyweight Wrestling Title 

- Magnum TA, Dick Murdoch, & Baby Doll defeated Jim Cornette, NWA Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey in a steel cage match


Asheville, North Carolina:

- Rocky King defeated John Savage

- Sean Royal defeated NWA Jr. Heavyweight Champion Lazertron

- Manny Fernandez defeated Colt Steele

- The MOD Squad defeated Kendall Windham & the Italian Stallion

- UWF Western States Heritage Champion Barry Windham defeated Arn Anderson

- NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard defeated Nikita Koloff

- NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane in a non-title Best 2 out of 3 falls match

Atlanta, Georgia:

- Denny Brown defeated George South

- Ron Simmons defeated Teijo Khan

- Barry Windham defeated Dick Murdoch

- NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane fought Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts to a 20-minute time-limit draw

- Steve Williams defeated Big Bubba

- Nikita Koloff fought Ivan Koloff to a draw

- Dusty Rhodes defeated NWA US Champion Lex Luger via disqualification

- NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard

- NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Ron Garvin via disqualification


Charlotte, North Carolina:

- Big Josh defeated Badstreet

- PN News defeated Johnny B. Badd

- Sam Houston pinned Black Bart

- Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong 

- Tom Zenk defeated the Diamond Studd in less than a minute

- Richard Morton defeated Robert Gibson

- WCW TV Champion Steve Austin fought Bobby Eaton to a draw

- Ron Simmons & Rick Steiner defeated Dick Murdoch & Dick Slater

- WCW World Champion Lex Luger pinned Barry Windham

- Nikita Koloff defeated Sting in a Russian chain match


WCW Road Wild: Sturgis, South Dakota:

- Harlem Heat defeated Buff Bagwell & Scott Norton (w/ Vincent)

- Konnan defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. in a Mexican Death Match 

- Chris Benoit & Steve McMichael defeated WCW US Champion Jeff Jarrett (w/ Debra) & Dean Malenko in an elimination match 

- WCW Cruiserweight Champion Alex Wright pinned Chris Jericho 

- Ric Flair pinned Syxx 

- Curt Hennig pinned Diamond Dallas Page 

- The Giant pinned Randy Savage (w/ Elizabeth) 

- Rick & Scott Steiner (w/ Ted Dibiase) defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Kevin Nash & Scott Hall via disqualification

- Hulk Hogan defeated Lex Luger to win the WCW World Heavyweight Title 


WWF Monday Night Raw:

- Kane & X-Pac defeated The Acolytes for the WWF World Tag Team Titles

WCW Monday Nitro:

- Chris Benoit defeated David Flair for the WCW United States Title 


Brian Pillman Memorial Show: Cincinnati, Ohio:

- Chad Collyer defeated Pepper Parks, Shark Boy, and Matt Stryker in a Four Corners match to win the HWA Cruiserweight Title

- Nick Dinsmore defeated Race Steele to win the HWA Title 

- Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated Edge & Christian 

- Chris Kanyon & Diamond Dallas Page in a three way match


TNA Impact:

- Angelina Love defeated Madison Rayne to win the TNA Knockouts Title