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Daily Pro Wrestling History (12/28): Hollywood Hogan vs. Sting at Starrcade 1997



New York City, New York:
- James Owens defeated James McLaughlin to win the American Collar-and-Elbow Title


Des Moines, Iowa:
- Leroy McGuirk defeated Billy Goelz for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title 


Birmingham, Alabama:
- Mike Clancy defeated Jackie Fargo to win the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title 


Mobile, Alabama:
- Pancho Villa defeated Lee Fields for the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title 


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Whipper Billy Watson and Yukon Eric defeated Chris and John Tolos to win the Toronto version of the NWA International Tag Team Titles


Teaneck, New Jersey:
- Chris and John Tolos defeated Killer Kowalski and Gorilla Monsoon for the WWWF United States Tag Team Titles

Jacksonville, Florida:
- Bob Orton defeated Eddie Graham to win the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title


Chicago, Illinois:
- The Crusher and Dick the Bruiser won the AWA and WWA World Tag Team Titles by defeating Mitsu Arakawa and Dr. Moto (Tor Kamata) 


Vancouver, British Columbia:
- Gene Kiniski defeated Don Leo Jonathan for the Vancouver version NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title 


Portland, Oregon:
- Dutch Savage defeated Jonathan Boyd to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title


Greensboro, North Carolina:
- Rip Hawk defeated Jerry Brisco for the NWA Eastern States Heavyweight Title 


Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- Archie Gouldie won the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title from Omar Atlas

Denver, Colorado:
- One Fall, No Time Limit: AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Billy Robinson & Red Bastien 
- Wahoo McDaniel beat Ivan Koloff 2 out of 3 falls
- Chris Taylor beat Ric Flair


Pensacola, Florida:
- Bob Sweetan defeated Rip Tyler for the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Angelo Mosca defeated Hussein Arab (The Iron Sheik) to win the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Title

Dallas, Texas:
- Kerry Von Erich (subbing for his injured brother Kevin) defeated Gino Hernandez to win the vacant NWA American Heavyweight Title


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Gypsy Joe pinned Dennis Upton
- The Nightmare & Speed beat Ric McCord & Tom Leonard
- Dennis Condrey, Norvell Austin, & Randy Rose beat Ricky Morton, Roy Rogers, & Chief Thundercloud
- Bobby Eaton pinned Tom Maley
- Southern Champ Dutch Mantel beat Sweet Brown Sugar via DQ
- Bill Dundee, Ricky & Robert Gibson beat Stan Lane, The Cuban & Iranian Assassins via DQ
- Randy Rose won a two-ring battle royal


Denver, Colorado:
- Baron Von Raschke & Rick Martel & Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Sheik Adnan & Mr Saito & Jerry Blackwell & Ken Patera 
- Bunkhouse Match: Blackjack Lanza beat Bobby Heenan 
- Billy Robinson beat Superstar Billy Graham
- Brad Rheingans beat Steve Olsonoski 
- Jesse Ventura beat Buck Zumhofe 


Saginaw, Michigan:
- Ron Garvin defeated Bob Roop to win the Georgia version of the NWA World Television Title (formerly NWA Georgia/National Television Title)

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Lanny Poffo beat The Spoiler
- Candi Divine pinned Amy Monroe
- Plowboy Frazier pinned Tojo Yamamoto
- Ken Wayne & Danny Davis beat Tim Ashley & Steve Constance
- The Dirty White Boys beat The Interns
- Mid-America Champ Mike Sharpe NC Jimmy Valiant
- Terry Taylor pinned Eddie Gilbert to win the CWA International Title
- Southern Champ Jerry Lawler beat Adrian Street via DQ


Greensboro, North Carolina:
- Tim Horner defeated Shaska Whatley
- Denny Brown fought Hector Guerrero to a draw
- Robert Gibson defeated NWA Tag Team Champion Rick Rude
- Ricky Morton defeated NWA Tag Team Champion Manny Fernandez
- Barry Windham & Brad Armstrong defeated Ivan Koloff & Krusher Kruschev
- Dusty Rhodes & NWA US Champion Nikita Koloff defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair & Arn Anderson
- Big Bubba won a Bunkhouse Stampede match

Albuquerque, New Mexico:
- Teijo Khan fought the Italian Stallion to a draw
- Todd Champion pinned Randy Rose
- Sam Houston pinned the Warlord
- NWA US Champion Nikita Koloff pinned MOD Squad Basher (sub. for Big Bubba)
- NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Dusty Rhodes via disqualification
- The Road Warriors defeated Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey 
- NWA US Champion Nikita Koloff won a Bunkhouse Stampede


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jimmy Jack Funk beat Ken Raper
- Teijo Khan beat John Paul via forfeit
- Don Harris beat Tommy Lane
- Ron Harris beat Mike Davis via DQ
- Candi Divine beat Debbie Combs via DQ
- Hector Guerrero beat Ken Wayne
- Billy Joe Travis beat Bobby Jaggers in a "loser leaves town" match
- Bill Dundee beat Jeff Jarrett
- Jerry Lawler beat Scott Hall
- Jerry Lawler beat Bill Dundee to win the Lord of the Ring Tournament


Chicago, Illinois:
- Dustin Rhodes & Kendall Windham defeated the Commandos 
- Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose defeated Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers 
- Abdullah the Butcher pinned Bam Bam Bigelow 
- NWA World Champion Ric Flair fought NWA TV Champion Rick Steiner to a 30-minute time-limit draw
- Lex Luger, Sting, & Dusty Rhodes defeated NWA US Champion Barry Windham & NWA Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors 
- Larry Zbyzsko won a Bunkhouse Stampede


Jacksonville, Florida:
- The Minotaur defeated Tim Horner
- The Motor City Madman defeated the Iron Priest
- Ricky Morton & Tommy Rich defeated Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker & Lt. James Earl
- El Gigante defeated Moondog Rex
- NWA US Champion Lex Luger & NWA TV Champion Tom Zenk defeated Stan Hansen & the Big Cat
- NWA US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin
- NWA World Champion Sting defeated Ric Flair
- Arn Anderson & Barry Windham defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Doom in a steel cage match


Baltimore, Maryland:
- PN News pinned Terrence Taylor 
- Jimmy Garvin pinned Diamond Dallas Page 
- Tom Zenk pinned Larry Zbyzsko 
- Abdullah the Butcher & Cactus Jack defeated El Gigante & Van Hammer 
- Johnny B. Badd pinned Richard Morton 
- WCW TV Champion Steve Austin fought Scott Steiner to a time-limit draw
- WCW Light Heavyweight Champion Jushin Liger pinned Brian Pillman 
- WCW Tag Team Champions Ricky Steamboat & Dustin Rhodes defeated Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton 
- WCW US Champion Rick Rude pinned Sting in a No DQ match 
- Rick Steiner defeated WCW World Champion Lex Luger in a Best 2 out of 3 falls non title match, 2-1


WCW Starrcade: Atlanta, Georgia:
- Brad Armstrong pinned Shanghai Pierce
- Lethal Lottery: Van Hammer & Dan Spivey defeated Cactus Jack & Johnny B. Badd 
- Lethal Lottery: Big Van Vader (w/ Harley Race) & Dustin Rhodes defeated the Barbarian & Kensuke Sasaki 
- Lethal Lottery: Barry Windham & IWGP Heavyweight Champion the Great Muta defeated Brian Pillman & 2 Cold Scorpio 
- Lethal Lottery: Sting & Steve Williams defeated Erik Watts & Jushin Liger
- NWA World Champion Masahiro Chono defeated The Great Muta
- WCW World Champion Ron Simmons defeated Steve Williams via DQ
- NWA & WCW World Tag Team Champions Shane Douglas & Ricky Steamboat defeated Barry Windham & Brian Pillman 
- Sting defeated Big Van Vader to win the King of Cable tournament 
- IWGP Heavyweight Champion the Great Muta won the 8-man Battlebowl battle royal

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Ron and Don Harris defeated The Moondogs (Spike and Spot) for the USWA Southern Tag Team Titles


Winston-Salem, North Carolina:
- Arn Anderson defeated Paul Roma 
- Ricky Steamboat pinned WCW Tag Team Champion Brian Knobbs 
- Dustin Rhodes pinned Paul Orndorff 
- WCW US Champion Steve Austin pinned Brian Pillman 
- Sting & Road Warrior Hawk defeated WCW International World Champion Rick Rude & Shanghai Pierce (sub. for Vader)
- WCW World Champion Ric Flair defeated WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal in a non-title match
- Dustin Rhodes won a $50,000 battle royal


WCW Starrcade: Washington, DC:
- WCW Cruiserweight Champion Eddie Guerrero 
- Randy Savage (sub. for Konnan), Scott Norton, & Vincent defeated Ray Traylor, Rick & Scott Steiner
- Bill Goldberg pinned Steve McMichael with the Jackhammer 
- Perry Saturn (sub. for Raven) defeated Chris Benoit in a No DQ match
- Buff Bagwell pinned Lex Luger
- Diamond Dallas Page pinned WCW US Champion Curt Hennig to win the title 
- Sting defeated Hulk Hogan to win the WCW World Heavyweight Title 


Baltimore, Maryland:
- Scott Steiner defeated Konnan to capture the WCW World Television Title
- Ric Flair defeat Eric Bischoff to become WCW President for the next 30 days