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Daily Pro Wrestling History (12/16): Sting vs. The Black Scorpion at Starrcade 1990



Boston, Massachusetts:

 - John McMahon defeated H.M. Dufur to win the American Collar-and-Elbow Title


Humboldt, Iowa:

- Frank Gotch died from kidney failure


Mexico City, Mexico:

- Black Guzman defeated Tarzan Lopez to win the NWA World Middleweight Title


Houston, Texas:

- Verne Gagne defeated Leo Newman to win the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title

Atlanta, Georgia:

- George Flynn defeated Danno O'Connor for the Georgia version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title


San Francisco, California:

- Fred Atkins and Ray Eckert defeated Ben and Mike Sharpe to win the San Francisco version of the NWA World Tag Team Title


Kansas City, Kansas:

- Ray Villmer defeated Joe Dusek to win the NWA Central States Title


Honolulu, Hawaii:

- Al Lolotai defeated The Zebra Kid (George Bollas) to win the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title 


St. Paul, Minnesota:

- Mr. High and Mr. Low (Doug Gilbert and Dick Steinborn) defeated Art and Stan Neilson to win the AWA World Tag Team Titles

- Crusher beat Moose Evans

- Rocky Hamilton beat Jack Lanza

- Larry Hennig beat Jack Allen

- Stan Kowalski beat John King


Indio, California:

- Edouard Carpentier won the World Wrestling Association (Los Angeles) World Heavyweight Title by forfeit, when Bearcat Wright no-showed a title defense


Kansas City, Kansas:

- Cowboy Bob Ellis and Sonny Myers beat Bob Geigel and Bob Brown 2 falls to 1 

- Pat O’Connor drew The Viking 

- Terry Funk beat Chris Belkas 

- Lee Henning  and Jim Wehba (Skandar Akbar) beat Victor Rivera and Don Soto


St. Joseph, Missouri:

- Mike DiBiase defeated The Viking to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title

Chicago, Illinois:

- Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat AWA Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher by DQ

- Killer Kowalski beat Verne Gagne by DQ

- Wilbur Snyder beat Mitsu Arakawa

- Chris Markoff beat Jack Lanza

- Reggie Parks beat Joe Tomasso

- Doug Gilbert beat Igor Volkoff


Nashville, Tennessee:

- Mighty Atlas and Oni Wiki Wiki defeated Bobby Hart and Lorenzo Parente for the Mid-America version of the NWA World Tag Team Title 

Mobile, Alabama:

- Bob Kelly won the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title by defeating The Wrestling Pro 

Honolulu, Hawaii:

- Bill Robinson defeated The Destroyer (Dick Beyer) for the Hawaii version of the NWA North American Heavyweight Title


Tampa, Florida:

- Ole Anderson defeated Jack Brisco for the NWA Florida Television Title


Calgary, Alberta, Canada:

- George Gordienko and Super Hawk defeated Danny Babich and Michel Martel for the Stampede International Tag Team Title


- Rock Riddle and John Tolos defeated Micky Doyle and Mando Lopez to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Title


Los Angeles, California:

- The Canadian (Roddy Piper) won the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title by defeating Chavo Guerrero


Chattanooga, Tennessee:

- Bobby Eaton and George Gulas defeated Gypsy Joe and Tojo Yamamoto for the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Title


Memphis, Tennessee:

- Dennis Condrey beat Paul Corea

- David Schultz TKO Steve Regal

- Tojo Yamamoto & Sonny King beat Big Red & Ricky Morton via DQ

- Ricky & Robert Gibson beat The Assassins

- Ken Lucas pinned Jerry Lawler


Tokyo, Japan:

- Jackie Sato defeated Nancy Kumi to win the vacant WWWA World Singles Title 


St. Petersburg, Florida:

- Mike Rotundo defeated Greg Valentine in a tournament final for the vacant NWA Florida Heavyweight Title 


Mexico City, Mexico:

- Blue Panther defeated El Matematico for the UWA World Welterweight Title


Memphis, Tennessee:

- Billy Joe Travis pinned Tony Falk

- Mega Maharishi pinned Tracy Smothers

- The Fabulous Ones beat Tom Pritchard & Pat Rose via DQ

- The Fantastics beat The Kiwi Sheepherders

- CWA International Champ Dutch Mantel pinned Rick Casey

- Southern Tag Champs Jerry Lawler & Austin Idol beat Freedom Fighters Flash & Justice

- Southern Champ Bill Dundee pinned Koko Ware


Tampa, Florida:

- Hacksaw Higgins and Kareem Muhammad defeated The Fabulous Ones (Steve Keirn and Stan Lane) for the Florida version of the NWA United States Tag Team Titles 

Orlando, Florida:

- Bad News Allen defeated The Falcon to become the final NWA Bahamas Heavyweight Champion


Tokyo, Japan:

- Terry Gordy and Stan Hansen won the vacant AJPW Unified Tag Team Titles


Rochester, Minnesota:

- AWA Champion Larry Zbyszko dcor Unknown Soldier

- Paul Diamond & The Trooper beat Destruction Crew Mike Enos & Wayne Bloom to win AWA Tag Title (Decision later reversed. Wrong man pinned)

- Amateur Rules Match: Baron Von Raschke beat Wayne Bloom by DQ

Detroit, Michigan:

- Kevin Sullivan pinned Eddie Gilbert 

- Jack Victory pinned Ranger Ross

- Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace 

- Road Warrior Hawk defeated Dan Spivey via disqualification 

- NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned NWA US Champion Lex Luger 

- Arn & Ole Anderson defeated the Samoan Swat Team when Arn pinned the Samoan Savage

- NWA Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Doom


WCW Starrcade: St. Louis, Missouri:

- Bill Irwin defeated TC Carter

- Bobby Eaton pinned Tom Zenk 

- Pat O'Connor Memorial Tag Team Tournament Quarter-Finals: NWA US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner (USA) defeated Col. DeKlerk & Sgt. Krueger (South Africa) 

- Pat O'Connor Memorial Tag Team Tournament Quarter-Finals: Rey Misterio & Konnan (Mexico) defeated Chris Adams & Norman Smiley (UK)

- Pat O'Connor Memorial Tag Team Tournament Quarter-Finals: The Great Muta & Mr. Saito (Japan) defeated Rip Morgan & Jack Victory (New Zealand)

- Pat O'Connor Memorial Tag Team Tournament Quarter-Finals: Victor Zangiev & Salmon Hasimikov (USSR) defeated Danny Johnson & Troy Montour (Canada) 

- Michael Wallstreet (w/ Alexandra York) pinned Terry Taylor 

- Sid Vicious & Danny Spivey defeated the Big Cat & the Motor City Madman (sub. for the Nightstalker) 

- Ricky Morton & Tommy Rich (w/ Robert Gibson) defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin (w/ Rocky King) 

- Pat O'Connor Memorial Tag Team Tournament Semi-Finals: NWA US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner (USA) defeated Rey Misterio & Konnan (Mexico) 

- Pat O'Connor Memorial Tag Team Tournament Semi-Finals: The Great Muta & Mr. Saito (Japan) defeated Victor Zangiev & Salmon Hasimikov (USSR) 

- Lex Luger defeated NWA US Champion Stan Hansen to win the title 

- NWA Tag Team Champions Doom (w/ Teddy Long) fought Barry Windham (sub. for Ric Flair) & Arn Anderson to a draw in a streetfight

- Pat O'Connor Memorial Tag Team Tournament Finals: NWA US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner (USA) defeated the Great Muta & Mr. Saito (Japan) 

- NWA World Champion Sting pinned the Black Scorpion (Ric Flair) in a steel cage match


- The Cowboys (Silver King and El Texano) defeated Emilio Charles, Jr. and El Satanico to win the vacant CMLL World Tag Team Title


Bremen, Germany:

- Ludwig Borga (Tony Halme) defeated Rambo to win the CWA title


Carolina, Puerto Rico:

- Thunder and Lightning won the WWC Tag Team Title by defeating The West Texas Rednecks (Barry and Kendall Windham) 


Caguas, Puerto Rico:

- Carlito defeated Jon Heidenreich to win the WWC Universal Heavyweight Title 


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:

- Edge defeated Batista and The Undertaker to win the WWE Championship


ROH Final Battle: New York, New York:

- Kevin Steen retained the ROH World Title in a Ladder match over El Generico

- The Brisco Brothers defeated SCUM and Cedrick Alexander & Caprice Coleman to win the ROH Word Tag Team Titles

- The American Wolves defeated Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly

- Jay Lethal defeated Rhino

- Roderick Strong defeated Michael Elgin

- Michael Bennett defeated Jerry Lynn

- Matt Hardy defeated Adam Cole

- Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin defeated Rhett Titus & BJ Whitmer

WWE TLC: Brooklyn, New York

- Naomi won a 9-diva battle royal 

- Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. & Sin Cara in a tables match 

- WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro pinned R Truth 

- WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Wade Barrett 

- Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, & Roman Reigns defeated Ryback, WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Kane in a TLC match 

- WWE Divas Champion Eve pinned Naomi 

- World Heavyweight Champion the Big Show pinned Sheamus in a chairs match 

- Mike Mizanin, Alberto Del Rio, & the Brooklyn Brawler (mystery partner) defeated Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre, & Jinder Mahal

- Dolph Ziggler defeated John Cena in a Ladder match for the Money in the Bank contract