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Daily Pro Wrestling History (11/22): Starrcade 1984 -- The Million Dollar Challenge

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1922

Melbourne, Australia:
- Billy Meeske defeated Joe Bailey in a tournament final to win the vacant Australian Heavyweight Title 

1950

Los Angeles, California:
- Baron Michele Leone defeated Enrique Torres to become recognized World Heavyweight Champion in Los Angeles and the Pacific Northwest

1954

Los Angeles, California:
- Lord James Blears & Joe Pazanadak defeated Gene Kiniski and John Tolos for the NWA International Television Tag Team Titles

1955

Tokyo, Japan:
- Rikidozan defeated King Kong in a tournament final to become the first All Asia Heavyweight Champion  

1960

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
- George Eakin won the Madison Wrestling Club Heavyweight Title from Bob Brown

1961

Honolulu, Hawaii:
- Lord James Blears & Neff Maivia won the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Title by defeating Shoulders Newman and Ted Travis 

1962

Jacksonville, Florida:
- The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello & Roy Heffernan) defeated Tony Baillargeon & Maurice Lapoine for the Florida version of the NWA World Tag Team Title

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Moose Evans in 2 out of 3 falls
- Battle of the K(C)rushers, Loser no longer can use the name K(C)rusher: Crusher beat Krusher Stan Kowalski 
- Farmer Pete & Nan Regen beat Pee Wee James & Mars Monroe
- Jack Lanza beat George Cannon 

1963

Mobile, Alabama:
- Billy Hines defeated Mickey Sharpe to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title 

1968

Atlanta, Georgia:
- The Assassins (Tom Renesto & Jody Hamilton) defeated Ramon & Alberto Torres for the NWA Georgia Tag Team Title 

Dothan, Alabama:
- Rocket & Flash Monroe defeated Don Carson & Dick Dunn to win the NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Title 

1969

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Joe Scarpa (Chief Jay Strongbow) defeated Assassin #2 (Tom Renesto) in a tournament final to become the first NWA Georgia Television Champion

1972

Birmingham, Alabama:
- Bob Kelly won the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Championship by defeating The Wrestling Pro 

Mobile, Alabama:
- Rocket & Flash Monroe defeated Rip Tyler & Eddie Sullivan to win the Gulf Coast version of the NWA United States Tag Team Title

Tampa, Florida:
- Tim Woods beat Buddy Colt with Big Bad John as ref to win the Southern title 

1973

St. Paul, Minnesota:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Billy Robinson & Geoff Portz 2 in out of 3 falls
- Ken Patera beat Superstar Billy Graham
- Larry Heiniemi & Buddy Wolff beat Reggie Parks & Tony Rocco
- Rene Goulet drew Billy Red Cloud
- Big K drew Ric Flair

1974

Los Angeles, California:
- Pampero Firpo defeated John Tolos for the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title 

1976

West Palm Beach, Florida:
- "Superstar" Billy Graham defeated Dusty Rhodes for the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title

1978

Honolulu, Hawaii:
- Mando Guerrero defeated Larry Sharpe for the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title 

1979

Bowling Green, Kentucky:
- Tojo Yamamoto, Bobby Eaton & Secret Weapon defeated George Gulas, Ken Lucas & Joey Rossi for the NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Title 

Kansas City, Kansas:
- The Avenger defeated The Turk to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title 

1980

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Judy Martin defeated Princess Little Heart for the NWA United States Women's Title 

1982

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Terry Taylor won an "elimination" match over Crusher Broomfield, Bobby Eaton, Bobby Fulton, Jerry Roberts, and Sweet Brown Sugar
- Dutch Mantel pinned Jesse Barr to win the Mid-America Title
- Jerry Lawler beat Jimmy Hart & Sweet Brown Sugar in a "handicap" match
- Bill Dundee beat Southern Champ Sabu via DQ
- Dream Machine & Bobby Eaton beat The Fabulous Ones (8:43) in a "no DQ" match to win the Southern Tag Team Titles
- The Sheepherders (Boyd & Williams) beat Jerry Lawler & Bill Dundee

West Palm Beach, Florida:
- Kevin Sullivan defeated Dusty Rhodes for the Florida version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 

1984

NWA Starrcade: Greensboro, North Carolina: Attendance was 16,000
- Denny Brown pinned NWA Jr. Heavyweight Champion Mike Davis to win the title
- Brian Adidas pinned Mr. Ito
- Florida Heavyweight Champion Jesse Barr pinned Mike Graham
- The Assassin & Buzz Tyler defeated Muhammad & Akeem in an elimination match
- Manny Fernandez defeated Mid-Atlantic Brass Knuckles Champion Black Bart to win the title
- Paul Jomes pinned Jimmy Valiant in a loser leaves town tuxedo street fight
- Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Ron Bass defeated Dick Slater via disqualification
- Ivan & Nikita Koloff defeated Ole Anderson & Keith Larson
- NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard pinned Ricky Steamboat 
- Wahoo McDaniel defeated Superstar Billy Graham to retain the NWA US title
- NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Dusty Rhodes to retain the title

Birmingham, Alabama:
- Jimmy Golden defeated Austin Idol for the NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Title 

Bayaman, Puerto Rico:
- Invaders I & III win the vacant WWC Tag Team Title by defeating Super Medico I & Black Gordman

Kansas City, Kansas: afternoon show attendance was 1,600
- Jerry Blackwell won battle royal
- Fabulous Freebirds Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts no contest Road Warriors & Paul Ellering
- Handicap Match: Jerry Blackwell beat Tug Taylor & Mike Pagel
- Marty Jannetty beat Missing Link
- Bulldog Bob Brown & King Parsons beat King Kong Bundy & Hacksaw Higgins by DQ
- Mr. Pogo beat Dave Peterson
- Candi Devine beat Princess Jasmine

St. Paul, Minnesota: evening show attendance was 16,000
- AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors beat Boom Boom Bundy & Jerry Blackwell
- AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Billy Robinson
- Cage match: Greg Gagne beat Sheik Adnan by DQ
- Mr. Saito drew Curt Hennig
- Fabulous Ones beat Luke Graham & Steve Regal
- Jimmy Garvin beat Steve O
- Cowboy Lang & Little Koko beat Lord Littlebrook & Little Tokyo

Dallas, Texas:
- Mike Von Erich defeated WCCW Champion Gino Hernandez by DQ
- Chris Adams defeated Kevin Von Erich in a no DQ match
- The Fantastics, Tommy Rogers & Buddy Fulton defeated Norvell Austin and Koko Ware to retain the WCCW Tag Team Titles

1986

Cleveland, Ohio:
- Nelson Royal defeated Eddie Roberts
- Shaska Whatley defeated Allan West
- Don Kernodle defeated Bill Dundee via disqualification
- NWA US Tag Team Champions Ivan Koloff & Krusher Kruschev defeated Brad Armstrong & Tim Horner
- Wahoo McDaniel defeated the Barbarian in an Indian strap match
- NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Rick Rude & Manny Fernandez

Baltimore, Maryland: (attendance was 14,000, sellout)
- Larry Winters pinned Ron Shaw 
- Ricky Lee Jones pinned Rocky Kernodle 
- Hector Guerrero defeated Tony Zane
- Jimmy Valiant defeated Gary Royal 
- Ole & Arn Anderson defeated Dutch Mantell & Bobby Jaggers in a Texas Tornado match 
- Road Warrior Animal & Paul Ellering (sub. for Road Warrior Hawk) defeated Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey via disqualification 
- NWA TV Champion Dusty Rhodes & NWA US Champion Nikita Koloff defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair & Tully Blanchard in a steel cage 
  match

1987

Memphis, Tennessee:
- The Nasty Boys beat The Hangman
- Don Bass & Carl Fergie beat Lou Winston & Jerry Bryant
- Teijo Khan beat John Paul
- Bobby Jaggers beat Billy Joe Travis
- The Midnight Rockers (Marty Janetty & Shawn Michaels) defeated The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs (Mike Davis & Tommy Lane) to win the AWA 
  Southern Tag Team Titles 
- Austin Idol & Bill Dundee beat Hector Guerrero & Manny Fernandez via DQ
- Jerry Lawler & Jeff Jarrett DDQ Jimmy Jack Funk & Steve Keirn

Johnstown, Pennsylvania:
- Eddie Gilbert pinned Jimmy Jackson
- Big Bubba pinned John Gavin
- Kevin Sullivan fought Rick Steiner to a draw
- Paul Ellering pinned JJ Dillon
- NWA Tag Team Champion Arn Anderson pinned Robert Gibson
- Ricky Morton pinned NWA Tag Team Champion Tully Blanchard 
- The Road Warriors defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane in a non-title match 

1989

Mexico City, Mexico:
- Big Van Vader defeated Canek for the Universal Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title 

1990

Atlanta, Georgia: (Thanksgiving Night)
- The Juicer pinned Barry Horowitz 
- Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk defeated the Master Blasters 
- The Junkyard Dog pinned Moondog Rex 
- El Gigante, Tommy Rich, & Ricky Morton defeated Bobby Eaton, Michael Hayes, & Jimmy Garvin
- Lex Luger pinned the Big Cat 
- NWA Tag Team Champions Doom defeated Ric Flair & Arn Anderson in an elimination match
- NWA World Champion Sting pinned Sid Vicious 
- NWA US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated the Nasty Boys in a steel cage match 

1991

Dallas, Texas:
- John Tatum & Rod Price defeated Steve Simpson in a handicap match to win the Global Wrestling Federation Tag Team Titles

Washington, D.C.:
- Madusa defeated Bambi
- Big Josh & Mike Graham defeated Richard Morton & Terrance Taylor 
- Johnny B. Badd defeated Thomas Rich
- WCW TV Champion Steve Austin defeated WCW Light Heavyweight Champion Brian Pillman
- Big Van Vader fought PN News to a double count-out
- Van Hammer defeated Cactus Jack
- Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyzsko defeated Tom Zenk & WCW Tag Team Champion Dustin Rhodes 
- Sting defeated WCW US Champion Rick Rude in a non-title match
- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated WCW World Champion Lex Luger & Mr. Hughes 

1992

Tokyo, Japan:
- Hiroyoshi Yamamoto defeated Satoshi Kojima
- Chris Benoit defeated the Tazmaniac
- Super Strong Machine, Tatsutoshi Goto, Hiro Saito, & Norio Honaga defeated Osamu Kido, Takayuki Iizuka, Black Cat, & Koji Kanemoto
- Jushin Liger defeated Dean Malenko
- Shinya Hashimoto defeated TNT
- The Ultimo Dragon defeated IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion El Samurai to win the title 
- Scott Norton & Tony Halme defeated IWGP Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner to win the titles 
- IWGP Heavyweight Champion the Great Muta pinned Sting 
- Tatsumi Fujinami, Riki Choshu, Hiroshi Hase, & Akira Nogami defeated Kengo Kimura, Shiro Koshinaka, Masashi Aoyagi, & Akitoshi Saito 

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jeff Jarrett won a Battle Royal to win the USWA Unified Heavyweight Title 

1993

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Buddy Landell defeated Jeff Jarrett for the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title 

1995

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Tex Slazenger defeated Brian Christopher for the vacant USWA Heavyweight Title 

1998

Auburn Hills, Michigan:
- Billy Kidman defeated Juventud Guerrera to win the WCW Cruiserweight Title

1999 

Auburn Hills, Michigan:
- Creative Control (Patrick & Gerald -- The Harris Brothers) defeated The Filthy Animals (Konnan and Billy Kidman) to win the WCW World Tag Team Titles

2003

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Raven defeated Justin Credible for the 3PW Heavyweight Title 

2010

WWE Monday Night Raw: 
- The Miz captured the WWE Championship after cashing in his Money in the Bank contract and defeating Randy Orton