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Daily Pro Wrestling History (11/24): 1st Starrcade & tons of Thanksgiving day shows

Ric Flair

1938 

Mexico City, Mexico:
- Sammy Stein defeated Lobo Negro for the World Lightweight Title

1950 

Atlanta, Georiga:
- Lord Finis Hall defeated Jack Kennedy to win the Georgia version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title

1952 

Huntington, West Virginia:
- Ed Francis defeated Joe Scarpello to win the Midwest Wrestling Association Junior Heavyweight Title 

1956

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- Nicoli & Boris Volkoff defeated Reggie & Stan Lisowski to win the Chicago version of the NWA World Tag Team Titles

1960

Amarillo, Texas:
- Nikita Mulkovich won the Amarillo version of the NWA North American Heavyweight Title from Pancho Lopez 

St. Paul, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Gene Kiniski
- Joe Scarpello beat Aldo Bogni
- Bob Rasmussen drew Larry Hennig

1961 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- Tiny Mills & Jack Daniels won a tournament to win the Stampede International Tag Team Titles 

1965

Osaka, Japan:
- Giant Baba defeated Dick the Bruiser to win the vacant NWA International Heavyweight Title

Mobile, Alabama:
- The Mysterious Medics defeated Ken and Chris Lucas to win the Gulf Coast version of the NWA Southern Tag Team Title 

Tampa, Florida:
- Hiro Matsuda & Dick Steinborn defeated Kurt & Skull Von Stroheim for the Florida version of the NWA World Tag Team Titles

1966

Minneapolis, Minnesota: Thanksgiving card attendance was 7,462
- The Alaskan & Big K beat Larry Hennig & Harley Race
- Killer Kowalski won 14 man battle royal
- Billy Red Cloud drew Reggie Parks
- Killer Kowalski beat Doug Gilbert
- Verne Gagne beat Steve Druk
- Jim Raschke (Baron Von Raschke) beat Blackjack Daniels

1970

Macon, Georgia:
- Bob Armstrong & Paul DeMarco defeated Buddy Colt and Skandor Akbar to win the NWA Macon Tag Team Titles

1972

St. Joseph, Missouri:
- Omar Atlas defeated Harley Race for the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title 

1975 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
- Pat & Mike Kelly defeated Dale Lewis and Siegfried Steinke for the Vancouver version of the NWA Canadian Tag Team Titles

1979 

Shreveport, Louisiana:
- The Fabulous Freebirds (Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes) defeated Bill Watts & Buck Robley for the Mid-South Tag Team Titles

St. Petersburg, Florida:
- Bad Leroy Brown defeated Sweet Brown Sugar (Skip Young) to win the Florida version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 

Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
- Invaders I & II won the WWC Tag Team Title, defeating Terry and Dory Funk, Jr. 
- Dick Steinborn won the WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Title by defeating Jose Rivera

1980

Greenville, North Carolina:
- Ric Flair defeated Greg Valentine to win the Toronto version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Title

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Guy Mitchell & Roger Kirby defeated Ken Lucas & Ricky Morton to win the AWA Southern Tag Team Titles

1983 (Thanksgiving Day)

Dallas, Texas:
- Chris Adams defeated Jimmy Garvin to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title 

Greensboro, North Carolina: (First Starrcade)
- Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood defeated Jack & Jerry Brisco in a No DQ match to win the NWA World Tag Team Title 
- Ric Flair defeated Harley Race in a Steel Cage match to win the NWA World Heavyweight Title
- Roddy Piper defeated Greg Valentine in a Dog Collar Chain match

Minneapolis, Minnesota: Attendance 13,162
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Mad Dog Vachon by dq (Special Referee: Ray Stevens)
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat AWA Tag Team Champions Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell dq
- Rick Martel drew David Shults
- Brad Rheingans double count out Mr Saito
- Superstar Billy Graham beat Buck Zumhofe
- Billy Robinson beat Bill White

1988 (Thanksgiving Day)

Jackson, Tennessee:
- Jeff Jarrett defeated Eric Embry to win the WCWA Light Heavyweight Title 
- AWA Champion Jerry Lawler beat Kerry Von Erich

Carolina, Puerto Rico:
- Ron Garvin defeated Carlos Colon for the vacant WWC Universal Heavyweight Title
- Ricky Santana defeated Bobby Jaggers for the WWC Puerto Rican Heavyweight Title

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Ivan & Nikita Koloff defeated the Russian Assassins in a chain match
- Dusty Rhodes & Bam Bam Bigelow defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair & NWA U.S. Champion Barry Windham via disqualification
- Sting & Lex Luger fought NWA Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors to a double countout

Richfield, Ohio:
- Andre the Giant (w/ Bobby Heenan), Dino Bravo (w/ Frenchy Martin), Mr. Perfect, Harley Race, and Rick Rude defeated Jake Roberts, Ken Patera, Jim Duggan, Tito Santana, and Scott Casey (sub. for B. Brian Blair)
- WWF Intercontinental Champion the Ultimate Warrior, the Blue Blazer, Jim Brunzell, Sam Houston, and Brutus Beefcake defeated the Honkytonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart), Greg Valentine, Ron Bass, Bad News Brown, and Danny Davis

1990 

Jonesboro, Arkansas:
- Jeff Jarrett & Cody Michaels defeated Doug Gilbert & Tony Anthony for the USWA Tag Team Titles

1993 

Boston, Massachusetts:
- The Heavenly Bodies defeated The Rock N' Roll Express to win the Smoky Mountain Tag Team Titles

1996

Norfolk, Virginia:
- The Giant won the 60 man, three-ring, World War 3 battle royal
- WCW Cruiserweight Champion Dean Malenko defeated Psicosis
- WCW World Tag Team Champions Scott Hall & Kevin Nash defeated The Faces Of Fear and The Nasty Boys in a Triangle match