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Daily Pro Wrestling History (11/24): The first Starrcade



Mexico City, Mexico:
- Sammy Stein defeated Lobo Negro for the World Lightweight Title


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Lord Finis Hall defeated Jack Kennedy to win the Georgia version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title


Huntington, West Virginia:
- Ed Francis defeated Joe Scarpello to win the Midwest Wrestling Association Junior Heavyweight Title 


Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- Nicoli & Boris Volkoff defeated Reggie & Stan Lisowski to win the Chicago version of the NWA World Tag Team Titles


Amarillo, Texas:
- Nikita Mulkovich won the Amarillo version of the NWA North American Heavyweight Title from Pancho Lopez 

St. Paul, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Gene Kiniski
- Joe Scarpello beat Aldo Bogni
- Bob Rasmussen drew Larry Hennig


Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- Tiny Mills & Jack Daniels won a tournament to win the Stampede International Tag Team Titles 


Osaka, Japan:
- Giant Baba defeated Dick the Bruiser to win the vacant NWA International Heavyweight Title

Mobile, Alabama:
- The Mysterious Medics defeated Ken and Chris Lucas to win the Gulf Coast version of the NWA Southern Tag Team Title 

Tampa, Florida:
- Hiro Matsuda & Dick Steinborn defeated Kurt & Skull Von Stroheim for the Florida version of the NWA World Tag Team Titles


Minneapolis, Minnesota: Thanksgiving card attendance was 7,462
- The Alaskan & Big K beat Larry Hennig & Harley Race
- Killer Kowalski won 14 man battle royal
- Billy Red Cloud drew Reggie Parks
- Killer Kowalski beat Doug Gilbert
- Verne Gagne beat Steve Druk
- Jim Raschke (Baron Von Raschke) beat Blackjack Daniels


Macon, Georgia:
- Bob Armstrong & Paul DeMarco defeated Buddy Colt and Skandor Akbar to win the NWA Macon Tag Team Titles


St. Joseph, Missouri:
- Omar Atlas defeated Harley Race for the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title 


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
- Pat & Mike Kelly defeated Dale Lewis and Siegfried Steinke for the Vancouver version of the NWA Canadian Tag Team Titles


St. Louis, Missouri:(Attendance: 10,500)
- NWA Champion Harley Race defeated Ted DiBiase two straight falls 
- Dick the Bruiser won a handicap tag bout from Alexi Smirnoff and Tank Patton (sub for Blackjack Lanza) 
- King Kong Brody defeated Bobby Duncum
- Rocky Johnson, Pat O’Connor and Tom Andrews defeated Tank Patton, Bob Sweetan and Coloso Colosetti 
- Kevin Von Erich defeated Bulldog Bob Brown via DQ
- Buck Robley draw David Von Erich


Shreveport, Louisiana:
- The Fabulous Freebirds (Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes) defeated Bill Watts & Buck Robley for the Mid-South Tag Team Titles

St. Petersburg, Florida:
- Bad Leroy Brown defeated Sweet Brown Sugar (Skip Young) to win the Florida version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 

Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
- Invaders I & II won the WWC Tag Team Title, defeating Terry and Dory Funk, Jr. 
- Dick Steinborn won the WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Title by defeating Jose Rivera


Greenville, North Carolina:
- Ric Flair defeated Greg Valentine to win the Toronto version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Title

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Tony Charles beat Gypsy Joe
- Sonny King beat Bill Irwin
- The Angel beat Koko Ware
- Robert Gibson beat CWA Champ Billy Robinson via DQ
- Tommy Rich & Bill Dundee beat Jimmy Valiant & Tojo Yamamoto via DQ
- Roger Kirby & Guy Mitchell beat Ken Lucas & Ricky Morton to win the Southern Tag Title

1983 (Thanksgiving Day)

Dallas, Texas:
- Chris Adams defeated Jimmy Garvin to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title 

Starrcade: Greensboro, North Carolina: (15,447; announced at over 16,000)
- The Assassins (w/ Paul Jones) defeated Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Rufus R. Jones & Bugsy McGraw 
- Kevin Sullivan & Mark Lewin (w/ Gary Hart) defeated Scott McGhee & Johnny Weaver 
- Abdullah the Butcher pinned Carlos Colon 
- Dick Slater & Bob Orton Jr. defeated Wahoo McDaniel & Mark Youngblood 
- Charlie Brown pinned Mid-Atlantic TV Champion the Great Kabuki (w/ Gary Hart) in a No DQ, no time limit match to win the title 
- Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Jack & Jerry Brisco to win the titles 
- Roddy Piper defeated NWA US Champion Greg Valentine in a non-title dog collar match 
- Ric Flair pinned NWA World Champion Harley Race in a steel cage match to win the title

Minneapolis, Minnesota: Attendance 13,162
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Mad Dog Vachon by DQ (Special Referee: Ray Stevens)
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat AWA Tag Team Champions Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell by DQ
- Rick Martel drew David Shults
- Brad Rheingans double count out Mr Saito
- Superstar Billy Graham beat Buck Zumhofe
- Billy Robinson beat Bill White


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Boy Tony beat John Paul
- Tracy Smothers beat Lou Winston
- Paul Diamond beat The Great Kabuki via DQ
- CWA Super Heavyweight Champ Giant Hillbilly beat Goliath
- Pat Tanaka beat The Ninja in a "hair vs. mask" match
- Southern Tag Champs Jeff Jarrett & Billy Joe Travis beat The Sheepherders (Boyd & Bigfoot) in a loser leaves town match
- The Rock-n-Roll RPMs DDQ Akio Sato & Tarzan Goto
- Jerry Lawler beat Big Bubba in a hair vs. hair match


Hillsville, Virginia:
- John Savage pinned Gladiator #1 (Gary Royal)
- Ricky Santana defeated Rocky King
- NWA Florida Heavyweight Champion Mike Rotundo defeated Thunderfoot #1
- Kevin Sullivan pinned Eddie Gilbert 
- Rick Steiner pinned Kendall Windham 
- Jimmy Valiant, Bugsy McGraw, & Mighty Wilbur defeated Ivan Koloff, the Warlord, & the Barbarian via disqualification
- NWA Western States Heritage Champion Barry Windham pinned NWA Tag Team Champion Arn Anderson 

1988 (Thanksgiving Day)

Jackson, Tennessee:
- Jeff Jarrett defeated Eric Embry to win the WCWA Light Heavyweight Title 
- AWA Champion Jerry Lawler beat Kerry Von Erich

Carolina, Puerto Rico:
- Ron Garvin defeated Carlos Colon for the vacant WWC Universal Heavyweight Title
- Ricky Santana defeated Bobby Jaggers for the WWC Puerto Rican Heavyweight Title

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Ivan & Nikita Koloff defeated the Russian Assassins in a chain match
- Dusty Rhodes & Bam Bam Bigelow defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair & NWA U.S. Champion Barry Windham via disqualification
- Sting & Lex Luger fought NWA Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors to a double countout

WWF Surivor Series: Richfield, Ohio:
- WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior, the Blue Blazer, Jim Brunzell, Sam Houston, and Brutus Beefcake defeated the Honky Tonk Man (w/Jimmy Hart), Greg Valentine, Ron Bass, Bad News Brown, and Danny Davis in an elimination match 
- The Barbarian & the Warlord, Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart, Davey Boy Smith & the Dynamite Kid, Jim Powers & Paul Roma, and Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition (w/ Mr. Fuji), the Conquistadors, Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard (w/Bobby Heenan), Jacques & Raymond Rougeau (w/ Jimmy Hart), and Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov in an elimination match 
- Andre the Giant (w/ Bobby Heenan), Dino Bravo (w/ Frenchy Martin), Mr. Perfect, Harley Race, and Rick Rude defeated Jake Roberts, Ken Patera, Jim Duggan, Tito Santana, and Scott Casey (sub. for B. Brian Blair) in an elimination match 
- Hulk Hogan, WWF World Champion Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth), Koko B. Ware, Hillbilly Jim, and Hercules defeated the Big Bossman (w/ Slick), Akeem, Ted Dibiase (w/ Virgil), King Haku, and the Red Rooster (w/ Bobby Heenan) in an elimination match 


Jonesboro, Arkansas:
- Jeff Jarrett & Cody Michaels defeated Doug Gilbert & Tony Anthony for the USWA Tag Team Titles


WWF Survivor Series: Boston, Massachusetts: 
- Billy Gunn pinned the Brooklyn Brawler 
- WWF IC Champion Razor Ramon, Randy Savage (sub. for Mr. Perfect), the 1-2-3 Kid, & Marty Jannetty defeated IRS, Rick 
  Martel, Adam Bomb (w/ Harvey Wippleman), & Diesel in an elimination match 
- Bret, Owen, Bruce, & Keith Hart (w/ Stu Hart) defeated Shawn Michaels, the Black, Blue, & Red Knight (Barry Horowitz, Greg Valentine & Jeff Gaylord) in an elimination match 
- Tom Prichard & Jimmy Del Ray (w/ Jim Cornette) defeated SMW Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson to win the titles 
- Lex Luger, the Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer), Rick & Scott Steiner defeated WWF World Champion Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji & Jim Cornette), WWF Tag Team Champion Jacques Rougeau (w/ Johnny Polo), Ludvig Borga, & Crush in an elimination match 


SMW Thanksgiving Thunder: Knoxville, Tennessee:
- Lance Storm beat D-Lo Brown
- Bryant Anderson beat Tracy Smothers
- The Dirty White Boy & Ron Wright beat Bruiser Bedlam & Jim Cornette
- Cactus Jack & Brian Lee DCO Chris Candido & Boo Bradley
- Bob Armstrong pinned Bob Orton, Jr
- SMW Tag Champs The Gangstas beat The Rock-n-Roll Express in a street fight match


WCW World War III: Norfolk, Virginia:
- Crown Champion the Ultimo Dragon (w/ Sonny Onoo) pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. 
- Chris Jericho (w/ Teddy Long) pinned Nick Patrick 
- The Giant pinned Jeff Jarrett 
- Harlem Heat (w/ Sister Sherri) defeated Jacques Rougeau & Carl Oulette (w/ Col. Rob Parker) 
- WCW Cruiserweight Champion Dean Malenko pinned Psychosis 
- WCW Tag Team Champions Kevin Nash & Scott Hall defeated the Nasty Boys and the Barbarian & Meng (w/ Jimmy Hart) 
- The Giant won the 3-ring, 60-man battle royal


WWE Survivor Series: Chicago, Illinois:
- Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode won a tag team Battle Royal
- Lio Rush retained the NXT Cruiserweight title over Akira Tozawa and Kalisto 
- The Viking Raiders defeated The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) and Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly
- Team NXT of Rhea Ripley & Io Shirai & Bianca Belair & Toni Storm & Candice LeRae won the women’s Survivor Series elimination match over Team Raw of Charlotte Flair & Natalya & Asuka & Kairi Sane & Sarah Logan and Team SmackDown of Carmella & Sasha Banks & Dana Brooke & Nikki Cross & Lacey Evans 
- Roderick Strong defeated AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura 
- Adam Cole retained the NXT Championship over Pete Dunne 
- "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt defeated Daniel Bryan to retain the Universal title 
- Team SmackDown of Roman Reigns & King Corbin & Shorty G & Mustafa Ali & Braun Strowman won the men's Survivor Series elimination match over Team NXT of Tommaso Ciampa & Keith Lee & Matt Riddle & Damien Priest & WALTER and Team Raw of Seth Rollins & Drew McIntyre & Ricochet & Randy Orton & 
  Kevin Owens 
- Brock Lesnar pinned Rey Mysterio to retain the WWE Championship
- Shayna Baszler defeated Becky Lynch and Bayley