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On this day in pro wrestling history (May 18): Kerry Von Erich NWA title match vs. Superstar Graham; Sullivan vs. Mike Graham, rookie Ric Flair vs. rookie Greg Gagne

By Brian Hoops,

1967 - In Kansas City, Kansas; Sonny Myers defeated Ricky Hunter in three falls; Pat O’Connor defeated Tor Kamata via DQ and Bob Brown defeated The Mongolian Stomper via CO in three falls; In Amarillo, Texas; AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Nick Kozak & Ricky Romero in the 3rd fall and in an Australian Rules (ten 3 minutes rounds) Match, Dory Funk Sr went to a no decision with Thunderbolt Patterson.

1970 - In Chicago, Illinois; The Chain Gang (Jim Dillinger & Jack Dillinger) beat Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher; Baron Von Raschke beat Ernie Ladd and Wilbur Snyder beat Larry Hennig.

1973 - In Sheboygan, Wisconsin; Billy Robinson beat Superstar Billy Graham via dq; Nick Bockwinkel beat Horst Hoffman; and Ric Flair wrestled Greg Gagne to a time limit draw.

1979 - In Knoxville, Tennessee; Kevin Sullivan beat Mike Graham to win United States Junior Title, Alexis Smirnoff beat Ronnie Garvin to win Southeastern Title and NWA World champion Harley Race fought Ron Fuller to a double DQ.

1980 - In Green Bay, Wisconsin; AWA Tag Team Champions Verne Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon beat Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura in a no DQ match; Dino Bravo went to a double DQ with Jerry Blackwell and Greg Gagne beat Super Destroyer Mark II.

1981 - In Chamlette, Louisiana; The Samoans beat Jim Garvin & Don Diamond; Dick Murdoch beat Super Destroyer and Paul Orndorff beat Leroy Brown

1982 - In Mobile, Alabama; NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Teddy Gordy, and Ron Fuller & Robert Fuller beat New Zealand Sheepherders in a Southern street fight match.

1984 - NWA World champion Kerry Von Erich defeated Superstar Billy Graham in Lake City, FL

1987 - In Memphis, Tennessee; Tommy Rich & Austin Idol beat Bill Dundee & Rocky Johnson in a Texas Death Match; AWA Tag Team Champions Midnight Rockers beat Chic Donovan & Jack Hart and Jeff Jarrett beat Moondog Spot; Ron & Jimmy Garvin defeated NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions The Midnight Express, Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane in a non-title match in Fayetteville, NC.

1988 - In Evansville, Indiana; AWA Champion Jerry Lawler beat Bill Dundee; Robert Fuller went to a no contest with Jeff Jarrett and
Curt Hennig beat Scott Steiner.

1997 - In Charlotte, NC at the Slammiversary PPV; Steven Regal defeated Ultimo Dragon to win the WCW TV Title. Also, Ric Flair, Roddy Piper and Kevin Greene defeated Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Syxx.

2003 - In Charlotte North Carolina, Eddie Guerrero & Yoshihiro Tajiri won the WWE Tag Team Championship by defeating Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin in a ladder match. Also, Christian won a battle royal to win the Intercontinental Title.

2008 - In Omaha, Nebraska, The Undertaker defeated Edge to win the vacant WWE Title.