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Daily Pro Wrestling History (11/27): Night of the Skywalkers at Starrcade 1986

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1949 

- National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown, unable to defend his title due to injuries suffered in a car accident (which also ended his career), forfeits the title to his scheduled opponent, Lou Thesz. 

1958

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Tito Carreon, Cowboy Bob Ellis and Joe Scarpa beat Ike Eakins, Lee Henning and Lord Albert Mills 2 falls to 1
- Bob Geigel beat Ray Villmer 2 falls to 1 
- Ivan the Mad Russian beat Chief Suni War Cloud 
- Mighty Atlas beat Al Szasz (sub for Thor Hagen) 

1970

Tampa, Florida:
- Jack Brisco defeated Tarzan Tyler to win the NWA Florida Television Title

1971

Omaha, Nebraska:
- AWA Tag Team Champions The Crusher & Red Bastien beat Larry Hennig & Lars Anderson
- Midwest Champion Great Kusatsu beat Danny Miller
- Billy Robinson beat Ox Baker
- Reggie Parks drew Jerry Miller (sub Ray Stevens)
- Mad Russian Stan Pulaski beat Stan Kowalski

1975

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Larry Hennig
- Pampero Firpo beat Baron Von Raschke
- Jos Leduc beat Kim Duk
- Bobby Duncum beat Bull Bullinski
- Khosrow Vaziri (Iron Shiek) beat Don Wade

1980

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- The Crusher & Greg Gagne beat AWA Tag Team Champions Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura by DQ
- Jerry Blackwell beat Mad Dog Vachon
- Buck Zumhofe no contest Bobby Heenan
- John Studd beat Dino Bravo
- Tito Santana beat Steve Regal

1986 - Thanksgiving Night

NWA Starrcade: Greensboro, North Carolina: 
- Tully Blanchard defeated Dusty Rhodes in a First Blood match to win the NWA Television Title 
- NWA World Tag Team Champions The Rock N' Roll Express defeated Ole & Arn Anderson in a Steel Cage match
- The Russian Team (Krusher Khruschev and Ivan Koloff)defeated The Kansas Jayhawks (Bobby Jaggers and Dutch Mantel) in a No Disqualification Match to retain the NWA United States Tag Team Championship
- Wahoo McDaniel defeated Rick Rude (with Paul Jones) in an Indian Strap match

NWA Starrcade: Atlanta, Georgia:
- Big Bubba Rogers defeated Ronnie Garvin in a Louisville Street Fight match
- The Road Warriors defeated The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey) in a Scaffold match
- NWA World Heavyweight Champ Ric Flair defeated Nikita Koloff via DQ

St. Paul, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Larry Zbyszko
- Midnight Rockers & Despina Montagus beat Buddy Rose & Doug Somers & Sherri Martel
- Step Ladder match: Jerry Blackwell beat Colonel DeBeers
- Curt Hennig beat Boris Zhukov
- Alexis Smirnoff & Yuri Gordienko beat Buck Zumhofe & John Paul Demann
- Super Ninja beat Steve Olsonoski

New Orleans, Louisiana:
- World Class Heavyweight Champion Kevin Von Erich defeated Black Bart
- Lance & Mike Von Erich defeated Brian Adias & Matt Borne
- Kevin Von Erich defeated Al Madril in a Lights Out match 
- Fritz Von Erich defeated Abdullah The Butcher via disqualification

1991

WWF Survivor Series: Detroit, Michigan:
- Ric Flair, The Mountie, Ted DiBiase, and The Warlord (with Mr. Perfect, Jimmy Hart, Sensational Sherri, and Harvey Wippleman) defeated Roddy Piper, Bret Hart, Virgil and The British Bulldog    
- Sgt. Slaughter, Jim Duggan, The Texas Tornado and Tito Santana defeated Col. Mustafa, The Berzerker, Skinner, and Hercules (with Mr. Fuji and General Adnan)
- The Undertaker defeated Hulk Hogan for the WWF World Heavyweight Title (title held up due to interference from Ric Flair)
- The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) and The Beverly Brothers (Beau and Blake) defeated The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty) and The Bushwhackers (Luke and Butch)    
- The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) and Big Boss Man defeated The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon) and Irwin R. Schyster (with Jimmy Hart)

1992

Welch, West Virginia:
- The Rock N' Roll Express defeated The Heavenly Bodies (Stan Lane & Tom Pritchard) to win the Smoky Mountain Wrestling Tag Team Titles

1999

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- ECW World Television Champion Rob Van Dam defeated Uganda (aka Kamala II)
- The Sandman defeated Raven
- ECW World Champion Mike Awesome defeated Justin Credible

2005

WWF Survivor Series: Detroit, Michigan:
- Triple H defeated Ric Flair in a Last Man Standing match
- WWE Champion John Cena defeated Kurt Angle
- Trish Stratus (with Mickie James) defeated Melina (with Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro) to retain WWE Women's Title
- Team SmackDown (Batista, Rey Mysterio, John "Bradshaw" Layfield, Bobby Lashley, and Randy Orton) (with Bob Orton and Jillian Hall) defeated Team Raw (Shawn Michaels, Kane, Big Show, Carlito, and Chris Masters)
- Booker T (with Sharmell) defeated Chris Benoit