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Daily Pro Wrestling History (08/26): Harley Race wins NWA title from Dusty Rhodes



Atlanta, Georgia:
- Don McIntyre defeated Freddie Blassie to win the Southern Heavyweight Title 


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Bobo Brazil beat Dick the Bruiser 2 falls to 1 on a DQ
- Bob Geigel and Bob Brown drew Sonny Myers and Jerry Miller
- Mongolian Stomper beat Bob Rader
- The Ox (Ox Baker) beat Johnny Raminez 
- Thor Hagen beat Frank Hickey


Chicago, Illinois:
- AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon beat the Crusher
- Verne Gagne beat the Alaskan by DQ
- Wilbur Snyder beat Moose Cholak 
- Killer Kowalski drew Doug Gilbert


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Blackjack Lanza & Blackjack Mulligan defeated Irish Pat Barrett & Dominic DeNucci for the WWWF Tag Team Titles


Kansas City, Kansas;
- Bob Brown & Ox Baker defeated Chief Thundercloud & The Super Intern (Tom Andrews)
- Skip Young & Rick Gibson defeated Black Gordman & Great Goliath
- Harley Race defeated Abdullah the Butcher via DQ


Orlando, Florida:
- Harley Race defeated Dusty Rhodes for the NWA World Heavyweight Wrestling Title
- Jim Garvin & Steve Keirn defeated King Curtis & Don "Magnificent" Muraco 
- Killer Kahn defeated Mike Graham 
- Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Jos LeDuc (Michel Pigeon) & Bryan St. John 
- Sweet Brown Sugar defeated Thor The Viking (Scott Irwin) 
- Manny Fernandez defeated Bill Irwin 
- Jim Shields drew Mike Hammer

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Greg Gagne by DQ
- Billy Robinson & Mad Dog Vachon beat Stan Hansen & Bobby Duncum
- Steve Olsonoski & Paul Ellering beat Ray Stevens & Jesse Ventura
- Super Destroyer Mark II beat Dr. X 
- Jesse Ventura beat Ron Ritchie


San Francisco, California: 
- AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Tito Santana & Rick Martel
- Ken Patera & Bobby Duncum & Jesse Ventura beat Baron Von Raschke & Otto Wanz & Buck Zumhofe
- Pat Patterson & Ray Stevens beat Bobby Heenan & Sheik Adnan 
- Adrian Adonis & Jacques Goulet beat Brad Rheingans & Jerry Monti


St. Louis, Missouri:
- Hulk Hogan defeated Crusher Blackwell via count out
- Dick the Bruiser no contest with Super Destroyer
- David Von Erich and Jerry Lawler defeated Blackjack Mulligan and Blackjack Lanza
- Barry Windham defeated Baron Von Raschke
- Roger Kirby defeated Jerry Ho (sub Dusty Rhodes)
- Bob Orton Jr. defeated George Wells
- Ron Ritchie and Mark Romero defeated Sheik Abdullah and Buck Robley


AWA Wrestle for a Cure: Boston, Massachusettes:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors beat Bill Irwin & Scott Irwin
- AWA Champion Rick Martel drew Nick Bockwinkel
- Sgt. Slaughter beat Boris Zhukov
- Bob Backlund beat Larry Zbyszko by DQ
- Greg Gagne beat Steve Regal
- Brad Rheingans beat Billy Robinson


Miami, Florida:
- Johnny Ace defeated Luis Astea
- Ricky Santana defeated Robbie Idol
- Jimmy Backlund defeated Rick Rider
- The Samurai Warriors defeated Rex King & Bill Mulkey
- Mike Graham & Steve Keirn defeated the Sheepherders
- Mike Rotunda defeated the Black Assassin
- Barry Windham defeated Ivan Koloff
- Kevin Sullivan & Bugsy McGraw defeated the Mighty Yankees via disqualification
- Blackjack Mulligan defeated Dory Funk Jr.
- The Road Warriors defeated Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard
- NWA World Champion Ric Flair fought Ron Garvin to a double count-out


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Ron Simmons (sub. for Tim Horner) defeated Rip Morgan
- The Italian Stallion defeated Kendall Windham (sub. for Al Perez)
- Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers defeated the Sheepherders
- Sting fought NWA US Champion Barry Windham to a draw
- Dusty Rhodes defeated the Russian Assassin (sub. for Ron Garvin)
- The Road Warriors defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard via disqualification
- Lex Luger defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair via disqualification
- Jimmy Garvin, Steve Williams, Nikita Koloff, Brad Armstrong, & Ricky Morton defeated Kevin Sullivan, NWA TV Champion Mike 
  Rotundo, Rick Steiner, Ivan Koloff, & Al Perez (sub. for the Russian Assassin) in a Tower of Doom match


Rochester, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Larry Zbyszko beat Sgt. Slaughter by DQ
- Wayne Bloom & Mike Enos & Johnny Valiant beat Tommy Jammer & Derrick Dukes & Russian Brute
- Paul Diamond ddq Colonel Debeers
- AWA Women’s Champion Wendi Richter beat Judy Martin 
- Russian Brute beat Jerry Lynn 
- Kokina Maximus (Yokozuna) beat Butler Stevens

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Tommy Rich pinned Phil Apollo
- Bill Irwin & Randy Rose defeated the Ding Dongs
- Ranger Ross pinned Al Greene
- Brian Pillman pinned Norman
- Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey defeated Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane
- NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Rick & Scott Steiner via disqualification
- Sting defeated the Great Muta via disqualification
- NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Steve Williams
- NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned Terry Funk
- The Road Warriors defeated the Samoan Swat Team in a steel cage match


Chicago, Illinois:
- Tom Zenk pinned Dutch Mantel
- Brian Pillman pinned Buddy Landell (sub. for Mark Callous)
- El Gigante pinned Dr. X
- NWA US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane
- Big Van Vader pinned David Sierra
- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson & Barry Windham via disqualification
- Terry Taylor (sub. for Tommy Rich) defeated Harley Race via disqualification
- NWA Tag Team Champions Doom defeated the Junkyard Dog & Paul Orndorff
- NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Mark Callous (sub. for Sid Vicious)
- NWA World Champion Sting pinned Ric Flair 


WWF SumerSlam: New York City:
- Koko B. Ware pinned Kato 
- Ricky Steamboat, Davey Boy Smith, & Kerry Von Erich defeated the Warlord, Hercules, & Paul Roma (w/ Slick) 
- Bret Hart defeated Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig to win the WWF Intercontinental Title 
- The Natural Disasters (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated the Bushwhackers (w/ Andre the Giant) 
- Virgil pinned Million $ Champion Ted Dibiase (w/ Sensational Sherri) to win the title 
- The Big Bossman pinned the Mountie (w/ Jimmy Hart) in a Jailhouse Match
- The Legion Of Doom (Road Warriors) defeated The Nasty Boys to win the WWF World Tag Team Titles 
- Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior defeated Sgt. Slaughter, Col. Mustafa and General Adnan

Memphis, Tennessee:
- The Dragon Master defeated Jerry Lawler for the USWA Unified Heavyweight Title


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma:
- Brian Pillman pinned Bobby Eaton 
- WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal pinned Brad Armstrong 
- Vader defeated the Guardian Angel via disqualification
- Arn Anderson pinned Dustin Rhodes
- The Nasty Boys defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma in a non-title match 
- WCW US Champion Ricky Steamboat defeated Steve Austin

Jellico, Tennessee:
- Tracy Smothers defeated the Hornet
- Lance Storm defeated Chris Candido
- The Dirty White Boy defeated Killer Kyle
- SMW Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated New Jack & Mustafa
- The Dirty White Boy won a battle royal


Queens, New York:
- Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley defeated Spike Dudley & Balls Mahoney to win the ECW World Tag Team Championship 


Manhattan, New York:
- Tony Marmaluke & Little Guido defeated Yoshihiro Tajiri & Mikey Whipwreck for the ECW World Tag Team Titles 
- Kid Kash defeated Rhino for the ECW World Television Title


WWE SummerSlam: East Rutherford, New Jersey:
- WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick 
- Kane pinned Finlay 
- WWE IC Champion Umaga defeated Ken Kennedy and Carlito Caribbean Cool 
- Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. 
- Beth Phoenix won a 12-Divas battle royal 
- Triple H pinned Booker T (w/ Sharmell) 
- Batista defeated World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) via disqualification
- ECW Champion John Morrison retained the title over CM Punk
- WWE Champion John Cena retained the title over Randy Orton