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Daily pro wrestling history (12/25): One of the biggest nights in North American wrestling



Worcester, Massachusetts:
- Dan McLeod won the American heavyweight championship from Tom Jenkins. The American title six years later became the world heavyweight title when Frank Gotch beat George Hackenschmidt


Montreal, Ontario, Canada:
- After losing two matches earlier in the year to Tom Jenkins in challenging for the American title, Frank Gotch won a 50-man tournament in Montreal


Indianapolis, Indiana:
- Dick the Bruiser defeated Gene Kiniski to win the Indianapolis WWA version of the world heavyweight title


San Francisco, California:
- Art Nelson and Pat Patterson defeated Red Bastien and Mario Milano for the International Wrestling Alliance Tag Team Title


Honolulu, Hawaii:
- Toru Tanaka defeated Jim Hady to win the NWA (Hawaii) North American Heavyweight Title 
- Nick Bockwinkel defeated Johnny Barend for the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title

Mexico City, Mexico:
- Rey Mendoza defeated Angel Blanco to win the NWA World Light Heavyweight Title 

Savannah, Georgia:
- Alberto and Ramon Torres defeated Butcher and Stan Vachon to win the NWA Georgia Tag Team Title

Portland, Oregon:
- Karl and Kurt Von Steiger defeated Johnny War Eagle and Billy White Wolf to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title


Tampa, Florida:
- Jose Lothario & Danny Miller defeated The Infernos to become the NWA Florida Tag Team Champions 


Caguas, Puerto Rico:
- Carlos Colon & Cowboy Bob Ellis defeated Ali Baba & Bull Gregory to win the WWC North American Tag Team Title.

Portland, Oregon:
- Dutch Savage and Jimmy Snuka won the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title, defeating The Royal Kangaroos (Jonathan Boyd and Norman Frederick Charles)


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Bob Sweetan defeated Black Angus Campbell for the NWA Central States Television Title 

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Tuxedo Match: The Crusher beat Lord Alfred Hayes
- AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Super Destroyer & Angelo Mosca
- Billy Robinson beat Blackjack Lanza
- Larry Hennig no contest Bobby Duncum


New Orleans, Louisiana:
- Andre the Giant & Dusty Rhodes won the vacant U.S. tag team title beating Stan Hansen & Ernie Ladd in the finals of a one night tournament
- Jerry Stubbs defeated The Assassin #1 to win the Mid-South Louisiana Title
- Ron Bass defeated Karl Kox to win the Mid-South Brass Knuckles Title
- Ernie Ladd defeated Ray Candy via forfeit to win the Mid-South North American Title

Fort Worth, Texas:
- Kevin Von Erich won the American title for the first time over Bruiser Brody

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Austin Idol defeated Jerry Lawler to win the AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated The Masked Superstar (Bill Eadie) & Austin Idol to win the Georgia tag team championship

 Knoxville, Tennessee:
- Bob Armstrong defeats Sterling Golden (Hulk Hogan) for the NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Title 

Charlotte, North Carolina:
- Jim Brunzell defeated Ray Stevens to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title


St. Paul, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Billy Robinson
- Ken Patera & Bobby Duncum beat Hulk Hogan & Tito Santana dq
- Non Title: Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Adnan beat AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell
- Buck Zumhofe beat Bobby Heenan
- Rene Goulet beat Kenny Jay
- Curt Hennig drew Evan Johnson


Dallas, Texas:
- Ric Flair defeated Kerry Von Erich in a cage match to retain the NWA World Title (this match and subsequent angle led to the Freebirds vs. Von Erichs feud)
- Kevin Von Erich retained the NWA Americas title by defeating King Kong Bundy by dq

Charlotte, North Carolina:
- Mike Rotundo defeated Bad Leroy Brown to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Television Title


Dallas, Texas:
- Ric Flair beat David Von Erich via DQ to retain the NWA World Title
- Kevin & Mike Von Erich beat Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts in the losing team has to leave town match 

St. Paul, Minnesota:
- Mad Dog Vachon beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel dq
- Greg Gagne & Baron Von Raschke & Ray Stevens & Jim Brunzell beat Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell & Mr. Saito & Sheik Adnan
- Jesse Ventura beat Steve Olsonoski
- Rick Martel beat Superstar Billy Graham dq
- Billy Robinson drew Brad Rheingans 
- Buck Zumhofe beat Bill White

Seattle, Washington:
- Rip Oliver defeated Billy Jack (Haynes) to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title 

New Orleans, Louisiana:
- Magnum T.A. & Mr. Wrestling II defeated Butch Reed & Jim Neidhart to win the Mid-South Wrestling Association Tag Team Titles 


New Orleans, Louisiana:
- The Rock N' Roll Express defeated Ted DiBiase & Hercules Hernandez to win the Mid-South Wrestling Association Tag Team Titles 

Dallas, Texas:
- Kelly Kiniski defeated Buck Zum Hofe
- Rip Oliver defeated Iceman Parsons
- World Class American Tag Team Champions The Fantastics defeated The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey)
- Kerry Von Erich defeated NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair via DQ
- Kevin Von Erich defeated Chris Adams in a Lumberjack match
- Terry Gordy, Buddy Roberts & Chic Donovan defeated Skandar Akbar, The Missing Link & Mr. X in a Loser Leaves Town elimination match
- Mike Von Erich & Billy Jack Haynes defeated Gino Hernandez & Jake Roberts


St. Paul, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Stan Hansen dq
- Road Warriors no contest AWA Tag Team Champions Jim Garvin & Steve Regal
- Nick Bockwinkel beat Larry Zbyszko
- Mongolian Stomper & Nord The Barbarian & Boris Zhukov beat Scott Hall & Curt Hennig & Jerry Blackwell
- Baron Von Raschke beat Scott Irwin dq
- Marty Jannetty beat Kelly Kiniski

Dallas, Texas:
- Lance Von Erich defeated World Class American Champion Rick Rude via DQ
- IWGP Champion Antonio Inoki defeated Steve Williams
- Bruiser Brody defeated One Man Gang in a chain match
- Kerry, Kevin & Lance Von Erich defeated The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts)


St. Paul, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Curt Hennig dq (Special Referee - Billy Robinson)
- Non Title Cage Match: Midnight Rockers beat AWA Tag Team Champions Buddy Rose & Doug Somers
- Mr. Saito & Super Ninja & Larry Zbyszko beat Scott Hall & Leon White & Greg Gagne
- Colonel DeBeers beat Jimmy Snuka dq
- Boris Zhukov beat Steve O
- Earthquake Ferris beat Brian Nobbs
- Buck Zumhofe drew Buddy Wolff

Dallas, Texas:
- Mark Youngblood defeated Tim Brooks
- Steve Simpson defeated The Grappler
- Lance Von Erich defeated Master Gee (George Wells)
- Tony Atlas defeated Matt Borne
- Scott Casey defeated Black Bart in a Loser Rides A Mule match
- Kevin & Mike Von Erich defeated World Class Tag Team Champions Brian Adias & Al Madril via DQ
- Abdullah the Butcher defeated Bruiser Brody in a Loser Leaves Town Steel Cage match

Tampa, Florida:
- The New Breed (Chris Champion and Sean Royal) defeated Vic Steamboat and Kendall Windham to win the vacant NWA Florida Tag Team Title

Birmingham, Alabama:
- The Nightmares (Danny Davis and Ken Wayne) defeat Tony Anthony and Jerry Stubbs for the Continental Wrestling Federation Tag Team Title


Dallas, Texas:
- The Fantastics defeated Jack Victory & John Tatum
- Kerry Von Erich won a Pole Battle Royal, climbing a pole to grab the $10,000 prize
- World Class Texas Champion Matt Borne defeated The Iron Sheik
- Eric Embry defeated Shaun Simpson in a Steel Cage match to win the World Class Light Heavyweight Title
- Kevin Von Erich, Chris Adams & Steve Simpson defeated Terry Gordy, Buddy Roberts & Iceman Parsons in a Steel Cage match to win the vacant World Class Six Man Tag Team Title
- World Class Champion Al Perez defeated Kerry Von Erich in a steel cage match

Knoxville, Tennessee:
- Lord Humongous (Sid Vicious) defeated Danny Davis for the NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Title

St. Joseph, Missouri:
- Dave Peterson defeated Bob Brown to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title


Tampa, Florida:
- Mike Graham defeated The Terminator to win the vacant NWA Florida Heavyweight Title 

Portland, Oregon:
- Top Gun defeated The Grappler to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Jushin Liger defeated Brian Pillman to win the WCW light heavyweight title


Carolina, Puerto Rico:
- Mohammad Hussein (Lou Fabbiano) and El Vigilante defeated Ray Gonzalez and Rex King to win the WWC World Tag Team Title 


Dallas, Texas:
- Black Bart and John Hawk (JBL) defeated Steven Dane and Chaz Taylor for the Global Wrestling Federation Tag Team Title 
- Chris Adams defeated Iceman King Parsons to win the GWF North American Heavyweight Title 


Nashville, Tennessee:
- Mike Rapada won the NWA North American Heavyweight from Terry Taylor 

Toluca, Mexico:
- El Cobarde, Sr. defeated El Hijo del Solitario to win the Mexican National Heavyweight Title