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World Championship Wrestling (03.07.87)

NWA World Championship Wrestling
March 7, 1987
Atlanta, GA

They replay the crazy slap Ole Anderson gave to JJ Dillon last week and the brawl that ensued between Ole and Tully Blanchard.

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and David Crockett. Today we will find out the top ten seeds for the Crockett Cup set for April 10 and 11 in Baltimore MD. Read the rest of this entry

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Legacy on Demand Showcase (05.09)

WWE.com Legacy on Demand Showcase
May 2009

Since we can’t get 24/7 here in North Carolina just yet, I’ve subscribed to WWE’s online on demand service which is FILLED with stuff to watch that I haven’t ever seen. Not from just WWE, but from other territories and companies over the years much like WWE 24/7 offers, only it’s online.

I’ll be taking requests from people who want something reviewed/recapped, which I’ll work on completing a mix bag of matches like you’ll see here once a month. Just put your requests in the comment section. All I ask is no PPV matches and NO MORE THAN ONE EPISODE of the weekly programming (Raw, Wrestling Challenge, Superstars, House Shows) at a time. Believe it or not, I will get around to the PPV matches AND I just don’t have the time to do a bunch more programming than I’m already doing. I hope you all understand. So without further ado, here we go with my first edition. Read the rest of this entry

SUSHI! SUSHI! Vol. 2

NWA World Tag Team Titles History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Gene &
Ole Anderson
1/29/1975 Raleigh, NC[1]
Wahoo McDaniel & Paul Jones Gene &
Ole Anderson
5/15/1975 Greensboro, NC
Gene &
Ole Anderson (2)
Wahoo McDaniel
& Paul Jones
6/11/1975 Raleigh, NC
Wahoo McDaniel & Rufus R. Jones Gene &
Ole Anderson
1/27/1976 Columbia, SC
Gene &
Ole Anderson (3)
Wahoo McDaniel & Rufus R. Jones 2/3/1976 Raleigh, NC
Mr. Wrestling
& Dino Bravo
Gene &
Ole Anderson
5/5/1976 Raleigh, NC
Gene &
Ole Anderson (4)
Mr. Wrestling
& Dino Bravo
6/28/1976 Greenville, SC
Ric Flair &
Greg Valentine
Gene &
Ole Anderson
12/26/1976 Greensboro, NC
Gene &
Ole Anderson (5)
Ric Flair &
Greg Valentine
5/8/1977 Charlotte, NC
Dusty Rhodes
& Dick Slater
Gene &
Ole Anderson
9/23/1977 Atlanta, GA
Gene &
Ole Anderson (6)
Dusty Rhodes
& Dick Slater
10/14/1977 Atlanta, GA
Ric Flair &
Greg Valentine (2)
Gene &
Ole Anderson
10/30/1977 Greensboro, NC[2]
Paul Jones &
Ricky Steamboat
Masked Superstar
& Ken Patera
4/23/1978 Greensboro, NC[3]
Baron VonRaschke
& Greg Valentine
Paul Jones &
Ricky Steamboat
6/7/1978 Raleigh, NC
Jimmy Snuka &
Paul Orndorff
Baron Von Raschke
& Greg Valentine
12/1978
Baron VonRaschke
& Paul Jones
Jimmy Snuka &
Paul Orndorff
4/28/1979
Ric Flair &
Blackjack Mulligan
Baron Von Raschke
& Paul Jones
8/8/1979 Greensboro, NC
Baron VonRaschke
& Paul Jones (2)
Ric Flair &
Blackjack Mulligan
8/22/1979 Raleigh, NC
Ricky Steamboat &
Jay Youngblood
Baron Von Raschke
& Paul Jones
10/24/1979 Raleigh, NC
Ray Stevens
& Greg Valentine
Ricky Steamboat &
Jay Youngblood
3/29/1980 Charlotte, NC
Ricky Steamboat &
Jay Youngblood
(2)
Ray Stevens &
Greg Valentine
5/10/1980 Greensboro, NC
Ray Stevens &
Jimmy Snuka
Ricky Steamboat &
Jay Youngblood
6/22/1980 Greensboro, NC
Masked Superstar
& Paul Jones
Ray Stevens &
Jimmy Snuka
11/27/1980 Greensboro, NC
Ray Stevens
& Ivan Koloff
Masked Superstar
& Paul Jones
2/22/1981 Greensboro, NC
Masked Superstar
& Paul Jones (2)
Ray Stevens
& Ivan Koloff
3/22/1981 Greensboro, NC
Gene &
Ole Anderson (7)
Masked Superstar
& Paul Jones
5/1/1981 Richmond, VA[4]
Ole Anderson
& Stan Hansen
2/28/1982 Atlanta, GA[5]
Sgt. Slaughter
& Don Kernodle
Giant Baba &
Antonio Inoki
9/12/1982 Japan[6]
Ricky Steamboat &
Jay Youngblood
(3)
Sgt. Slaughter
& Don Kernodle
3/12/1983 Greensboro, NC
Jack & Jerry Brisco Ricky Steamboat
& Jay Youngblood
6/18/1983 Greenville, SC
Ricky Steamboat &
Jay Youngblood
(4)
Jack & Jerry Brisco 10/3/1983 Greenville, SC
Jack &
Jerry Brisco (2)
Ricky Steamboat
& Jay Youngblood
10/21/1983 Richmond, VA
Ricky Steamboat &
Jay Youngblood
(5)
Jack & Jerry Brisco 11/24/1983 Starrcade[7]
Don Kernodle
& Bob Orton Jr.
Jimmy Valiant
& Dory Funk Jr.
1/8/1984 Charlotte, NC[8]
Wahoo McDaniel &
Mark Youngblood
Don Kernodle
& Bob Orton Jr.
3/4/1984 Charlotte, NC
Jack &
Jerry Brisco (3)
Wahoo McDaniel &
Mark Youngblood
4/4/1984 Spartansburg, SC
Wahoo McDaniel
& Mark
Youngblood (2)
Jack & Jerry Brisco 5/5/1984 Greensboro, NC
Don Kernodle
& Ivan Koloff
Wahoo McDaniel
& Mark Youngblood
5/8/1984 Raleigh, NC
Dusty Rhodes &
Manny Fernandez
Don Kernodle
& Ivan Koloff
10/20/1984 Greensboro, NC
Ivan &
Nikita Koloff
Dusty Rhodes &
Manny Fernandez
3/18/1985 Fayetteville, NC[9]
The Rock N Roll Express Ivan Koloff &
Krusher Khrushchev
7/9/1985 Shelby, NC
Ivan &
Nikita Koloff (2)
The Rock N Roll Express 10/13/1985 Charlotte, NC
The Rock N Roll Express (2) Ivan &
Nikita Koloff
11/28/1985 Starrcade
Dennis Condrey &
Bobby Eaton
The Rock N Roll Express 2/2/1986 Superstars on
the Superstation
The Rock N Roll Express (3) Dennis Condrey &
Bobby Eaton
8/16/1986 Atlanta, GA
Manny Fernandez
& Rick Rude
The Rock N Roll Express 12/6/1986 Atlanta, GA
The Rock N Roll Express (4) Manny Fernandez
& Rick Rude
5/26/1987 Spokane, WA
Arn Anderson &
Tully Blanchard
The Rock N Roll Express 9/29/1987 Misenheimer, NC
Barry Windham
& Lex Luger
Arn Anderson &
Tully Blanchard
3/27/1988 Clash of
the Champions
Arn Anderson &
Tully Blanchard (2)
Barry Windham
& Lex Luger
4/20/1988 Jacksonville, FL
Bobby Eaton
& Stan Lane
Arn Anderson &
Tully Blanchard
9/10/1988 Philadelphia, PA
The Road
Warriors
Bobby Eaton
& Stan Lane
10/29/1988 New Orleans,
LA
Mike Rotunda &
Steve Williams
The Road Warriors 4/2/1989 Clash of the
Champions 6
[10]
Michael Hayes &
Jimmy Garvin
Bobby Eaton
& Stan Lane
6/14/1989 Clash of the
Champions 7
[11]
Rick &
Scott Steiner
Michael Hayes &
Jimmy Garvin
11/1/1989 Atlanta, GA
Doom Rick &
Scott Steiner
5/19/1990 Capital Combat
The NWA withdrew from WCW from January 1991 until July 1992.
Terry Gordy & Steve Williams Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham 7/12/1992 Great
American Bash
[12]
Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham Terry Gordy &
Steve Williams
10/3/1992 Saturday Night
Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham 11/18/1992 Clash of the
Champions 21
Steve Austin & Brian Pillman Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas 3/2/1993 Power Hour
Arn Anderson & Paul Roma Steve Austin & Lord Steven Regal 8/18/1993 Clash of the
Champions 24
[13]
WCW withdraws from the NWA completely in September 1993.
The Rock N Roll Express (5) Dick Murdoch &
Randy Rhodes
4/11/1995 Dallas, TX[14]
The Rock N Roll Express (6) PG-13 7/3/1995 Memphis, TN[15]
Tarzan Goto &
Mr. Gannosuke
Cactus Jack &
Tiger Jeet Singh
12/9/1995 Japan[16]
Pat &
CW Anderson
The Fantastics 9/14/1996 Goldston, NC[17]
The Rock N Roll Express (7) 1/12/1998 Raw is War[18]
The Headbangers The Rock N Roll Express 2/17/1998 Raw is War[19]
Bob Holly &
Bart Gunn
The Headbangers 3/30/1998 Raw is War
The Border Patrol Bob Holly &
Bart Gunn
8/14/1998 Greenville, NC
Barry Windham & Tully Blanchard The Border Patrol 9/12/1998 Lincolnton, NC
The Border Patrol (2) Barry Windham & Tully Blanchard 10/10/1998 Cameron, NC
Erich Sbraccia & Knuckles Nelson The Border Patrol 10/24/1998 Cherry Hill, NJ[20]
Knuckles Nelson & Rick Fuller Kit Carson &
Khris Germany
6/10/1999 Dallas, TX[21]
Public Enemy Knuckles Nelson & Rick Fuller 6/17/1999 Boston, MA
Knuckles Nelson & Dukes Dalton Public Enemy 6/19/1999 Dorchester, MA
Kit Carson &
Khris Germany
Knuckles Nelson &
Dukes Dalton
9/25/1999 Charlotte, NC
Kevin Northcutt & Jimmy James Kit Carson &
Khris Germany
11/26/1999 N.Richland Hills,
TX
Kit Carson &
Khris Germany (2)
Kevin Northcutt & Jimmy James 12/17/1999 N.Richland Hills,
TX
Curtis Thompson
& Drake Dawson
Kit Carson &
Khris Germany
3/4/2000 Cornelia, GA
Reno Riggins &
Steven Dunn
Curtis Thompson &
Drake Dawson
4/7/2000 Saudi Arabia
The Rock N Roll Express (8) Steven Dunn &
Jackie Fulton
4/12/2000 South Korea[22]
LA Stephens &
Big Bubba Bain
The Rock N Roll Express 4/17/2000 South Korea
Curtis Thompson
& Drake Dawson
(2)
LA Stephens &
Big Bubba Bain
4/19/2000 Japan
David Young &
Rick Michaels
Curtis Thompson
& Jeff Justice
8/15/2000 Tampa, FL[23]
Joey Matthews & Christian York David Young &
Rick Michaels
2/3/2001 Nashville, TN
David Young
& Rick Michaels (2)
Joey Matthews &
Christian York
2/17/2001 Cornelia, GA
David Flair &
Dan Factor
David Young
& Rick Michaels
3/22/2001 Athens, GA
David Young
& Rick Michaels (3)
David Flair &
Dan Factor
3/23/2001 Toccoa, GA
Chris Nelson &
Vito DeNucci
David Young
& Rick Michaels
4/24/2001 Tampa, FL
Glacier &
Jason Sugarman
Chris Nelson &
Vito DeNucci
12/28/2001 Deland, FL
Chris Nelson &
Vito DeNucci (2)
Glacier &
Jason Sugarman
12/29/2001 Live Oak, FL
Tim Renesto
& Jeff Daniels
Chris Nelson &
Vito DeNucci
1/26/2002 Columbia, TN
Chris Nelson &
Vito DeNucci (3)
Tim Renesto
& Jeff Daniels
4/17/2002 Winter
Haven, FL
Mike &
Todd Shane
Chris Nelson &
Vito DeNucci
6/8/2002 Peru[24]
The NWA world tag belts become exclusive to TNA.
AJ Styles
& Jerry Lynn
The
Rainbow Express
7/3/2002 TNA PPV #3[25]
America’s
Most Wanted
Brian Lee
& Ron Harris
9/18/2002 TNA
PPV #12[26]
Brian Lee & Slash America’s
Most Wanted
11/13/2002 TNA PPV #20
America’s
Most Wanted (2)
Brian Lee & Slash 1/8/2003 TNA PPV #26
Triple X America’s
Most Wanted
1/22/2003 TNA
PPV #28[27]
Triple X (2) America’s
Most Wanted
3/12/2003 TNA PPV #35
Jerry Lynn &
Amazing Red
Triple X 4/16/2003 TNA PPV #40
Triple X (3) Jerry Lynn &
Amazing Red
5/7/2003 TNA PPV #43
America’s
Most Wanted (3)
Triple X 6/25/2003 TNA PPV #50
Simon Diamond & Johnny Swinger America’s
Most Wanted
8/27/2003 TNA PPV #59
3 Live Kru Simon Diamond,
Johnny Swinger &
Glenn Gilberti
11/26/2003 TNA
PPV #71[28]
Kevin Northcutt
& Joe Legend
3 Live Kru 1/28/2004 TNA PPV #78
AJ Styles & Abyss Kevin Northcutt
& Joe Legend
2/4/2004 TNA
PPV #79[29]
Kid Kash & Dallas Triple X 4/7/2004 TNA
PPV #88[30]
D’Lo Brown &
Apolo
Kid Kash & Dallas 4/14/2004 TNA PPV #89
Kid Kash & Dallas
(2)
D’Lo Brown &
Apolo
4/21/2004 TNA PPV #90
America’s
Most Wanted (4)
Kid Kash & Dallas 6/3/2004 iMPACT![31]
The Naturals America’s
Most Wanted
7/7/2004 TNA PPV #101
Chris Harris
& Elix Skipper
The Naturals 9/8/2004 TNA PPV #110
Christopher Daniels & James Storm Chris Harris & Elix Skipper 9/21/2004 iMPACT![32]
Team Canada Christopher Daniels & James Storm 10/12/2004 iMPACT![33]
3 Live Kru (2) Team Canada 11/7/2004 Victory Road[34]
Team Canada (2) 3 Live Kru 12/5/2004 Turning Point
America’s Most Wanted (5) Team Canada 1/16/2005 Final Resolution
The Naturals (2) America’s Most Wanted 4/26/2005 iMPACT![35]
The Naturals (3) Eric Young & Cassidy Riley 10/9/2005 Nashville, TN[36]
America’s
Most Wanted (6)
The Naturals 10/11/2005 iMPACT![37]
AJ Styles &
Christopher Daniels
America’s
Most Wanted
6/18/2006 Slammiversary
The LAX AJ Styles &
Christopher Daniels
8/21/2006 iMPACT![38]
AJ Styles &
Christopher Daniels (2)
The LAX 9/24/2006 No Surrender
The LAX (2) AJ Styles &
Christopher Daniels
10/22/2006 Bound for Glory
Team 3D The LAX 4/15/2007 Lockdown
The NWA cuts all ties with TNA on May 13, 2007.
Karl Anderson
& Joey Ryan
Billy Kidman &
Sean Waltman
7/8/2007 McAllen, TX[39]
Phoenix Star
& Zokre
Karl Anderson
& Joey Ryan
2/10/2008 Las Vegas, NV
Rasche Brown &Keith Walker Phoenix Star
& Zokre
10/4/2008 Robstown, TX

Footnotes:
[1]: Gene & Ole Anderson were announced on television as having won a tournament in California to become the NWA World tag team champions.
[2]: Ric Flair & Greg Valentine were stripped of the belts for continually ending their matches via disqualification.
[3]: This was a tournament final.
[4]: In December 1981, Gene Anderson was legitimately injured. Therefore, the titles were vacated.
[5]: This was a tournament final. Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen would be stripped of the belts in September 1982.
[6]: This was a tournament final.
[7]: The titles were vacated once Ricky Steamboat announced his retirement from wrestling. Therefore, a tournament was started.
[8]: This was a tournament final.
[9]: The “Freebird” rule was put into effect where fellow Russian comrade Krusher Khrushchev could also defend the titles along with either Ivan or Nikita.
[10]: After attacking NWA referee Nikita Koloff at Wrestle War in May, Rotunda and Williams were stripped of the belts and a tournament was started.
[11]: This was a tournament final.
[12]: The NWA world tag titles were reinstated. Therefore, a tournament was started and this match was the finals. At the time, Williams and Gordy were also the WCW world tag team champions, which merged the two together.
[13]: Lord Steven Regal was allowed to substitute for the injured Brian Pillman.
[14]: This was a tournament final.
[15]: The titles were held up in a RNR Express vs. PG-13 match on June 26, 1995. This was the rematch to settle the dispute. Later on between September and October, the titles were once again vacated.
[16]: This was a tournament final.
[17]: This was a match held to crown new champions after Gannosuke & Goto vacated the title a month earlier. The title was vacated again in August 1997.
[18]: The Rock N Roll Express were awarded the titles on WWF Raw is War.
[19]: This was the first time a rival NWA title changed hands on a WWF program.
[20]: This was a four-way match which also included Kit Carson & Khris Germany and Tully Blanchard & Tom Pritchard.The titles were held up on March 3, 1999 when they no-showed a title defense due to inclement weather.
[21]: This was a match to decide new NWA world tag team champions.
[22]: Jackie Fulton substituted for an injured Reno Riggins.
[23]: Jeff Justice was substituting for Drake Dawson.
[24]: When the NWA and TNA joined together, the titles were vacated on June 28, 2002.
[25]: This was a tournament final. The belts were vacated on August 14, 2002 after double-pin situation in a match against Jeff Jarrett & Ron Killings.
[26]: Chris Harris and Brian Lee were the last two men in the ring at the end of a 20-man ‘Gauntlet for the Gold’ match, which meant their respective teams would square off for the vacant tag titles later that same night.
[27]: Triple X took advantage of the “Freebird” rule where Christopher Daniels, Elix Skipper or Low-Ki could defend the titles along with another member of their team.
[28]: 3 Live Kru also took advantage of the “Freebird” rule where BG James, Konnan or Ron Killings could defend the titles along with another member of their team.
[29]: Vince Russo stripped AJ Styles and Abyss of the titles on March 3, 2004 for failure to defend the titles.
[30]: This was a tournament final.
[31]: Match aired on TV June 4, 2004.
[32]: Match aired on TV September 24, 2004.
[33]: Match aired on TV October 15, 2004.
[34]: With the 3 Live Kru’s title victory, the “Freebird” Rule for the team goes back into effect for them.
[35]: Match aired on TV April 29, 2005. The title was held up on October 5, 2005 after a match against Eric Young and Cassidy Riley at the NWA 57th Anniversary show in Springfield, TN.
[36]: This was the rematch to settle the dispute.
[37]: Match aired on TV October 22, 2005.
[38]: Match aired on TV August 24, 2006.
[39]: This match also included Incognito and Sicodelico Jr. to determine who would capture the vacated NWA world tag team titles.

Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com

NWA World Heavyweight Title History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
George Hackenschmidt Tom Jenkins 5/5/1904 New York, NY[1]
Frank Gotch George Hackenschmidt 4/3/1908 Chicago, IL[2]
Joe Stecher Charlie Cutler 7/4/1915 Omaha, NE[3]
Earl Caddock Joe Stecher 4/9/1917 Omaha, NE[4]
Joe Stecher (2) Earl Caddock 1/30/1920 New York, NY
Ed
“Strangler”
Lewis
Joe Stecher 12/13/1920 New York, NY
Stanislaus Zbyszko Ed
“Strangler”
Lewis
5/6/1921 New York, NY
Ed “Strangler” Lewis (2) Stanislaus Zbyszko 3/3/1922 Wichita, KS
Wayne Munn Ed
“Strangler”
Lewis
1/8/1925 Kansas City, MO
Stanislaus Zbyszko (2) Wayne Munn 4/15/1925 Philadelphia, PA
Joe Stecher (3) Stanislaus Zbyszko 5/30/1925 St. Louis, MO
Ed
“Strangler”
Lewis
Joe Stecher 2/20/1928 St. Louis, MO
Gus Sonnenberg Ed
“Strangler”
Lewis
1/4/1929 Boston, MA
Dick Shikat Jim Londos 8/23/1929 Philadelphia, PA[5]
Jim Londos Dick Shikat 6/6/1930 Philadelphia, PA
Ed Don George Gus Sonnenberg 12/10/1930 Los Angeles, CA
Ed
“Strangler”
Lewis
Ed Don George 4/13/1931 Los Angeles, CA
Henry DeGlane Ed
“Strangler”
Lewis
5/4/1931 Montreal, Quebec[6]
Ed
“Strangler”
Lewis
Dick Shikat 6/9/1932 New York, NY[7]
Ed Don George (2) Henry DeGlane 2/9/1933 Boston, MA
Jim Browning Ed
“Strangler”
Lewis
2/20/1933 New York, NY
Jim Londos (2) Jim Browning 6/25/1934 New York, NY
Danno O’Mahony Jim Londos 6/27/1935 Boston, MA
Danno
O’Mahony (2)
Ed Don George 6/30/1935 Boston, MA
Danno
O’Mahony (3)
Ed
“Strangler”
Lewis
7/30/1935 Boston, MA[8]
Dick Shikat (2) Danno O’Mahony 3/2/1936 New York, NY
Ali Baba Dick Shikat 4/24/1936 Detroit, MI[9]
Everett Marshall Ali Baba 6/26/1936 Columbus, OH
Lou Thesz Everett Marshall 12/29/1937 St. Louis, MO
Steve
Crusher
Casey
Lou Thesz 2/11/1938 Boston, MA
Everett
Marshall (2)
9/38 [10]
Lou Thesz (2) Everett Marshall 2/23/1939 St. Louis, MO
Bronko Nagurski Lou Thesz 6/23/1939 Houston, TX
Ray Steele Bronko Nagurski 3/7/1940 St. Louis, MO
Bronko
Nagurski (2)
Ray Steele 3/11/1941 Minneapolis, MN
Sandor Szabo Bronko Nagurski 6/5/1941 St. Louis, MO
Bill Longson Sandor Szabo 2/19/1942 St. Louis, MO
Yvon Robert Bill Longson 10/7/1942 Montreal, Quebec
Bobby Managoff Yvon Robert 11/17/1942 Houston, TX
Bill Longson (2) Bobby Managoff 2/19/1943 St. Louis, MO
Whipper
Billy Watson
Bill Longson 2/21/1947 St. Louis, MO
Lou Thesz (3) Whipper
Billy Watson
4/25/1947 St. Louis, MO
Bill Longson (3) Lou Thesz 11/21/1947 St. Louis, MO
Lou Thesz (4) Bill Longson 7/20/1948 Indianapolis, IN[11]
Whipper
Billy Watson (2)
Lou Thesz 3/15/1956 Toronto, Ontario
Lou Thesz (5) Whipper
Billy Watson
11/9/1956 St. Louis, MO
Dick Hutton Lou Thesz 11/14/1957 Toronto, Ontario
Pat O’Connor Dick Hutton 1/9/1959 St. Louis, MO
Buddy Rogers Pat O’Connor 6/30/1961 Chicago, IL
Lou Thesz (6) Buddy Rogers 1/24/1963 Toronto, Ontario
Gene Kiniski Lou Thesz 1/7/1966 St. Louis, MO
Dory Funk Jr. Gene Kiniski 2/11/1969 Tampa, FL
Harley Race Dory Funk Jr. 5/24/1973 Kansas City, MO
Jack Brisco Harley Race 7/20/1973 Houston, TX
Giant Baba Jack Brisco 12/2/1974 Japan
Jack Brisco (2) Giant Baba 12/9/1974 Japan
Terry Funk Jack Brisco 12/10/1975 Miami, FL
Harley Race (2) Terry Funk 2/6/1977 Toronto, Ontario
Dusty Rhodes Harley Race 8/21/1979 Tampa, FL
Harley Race (3) Dusty Rhodes 8/26/1979 Orlando, FL
Giant Baba (2) Harley Race 10/31/1979 Japan
Harley Race (4) Giant Baba 11/7/1979 Japan
Giant Baba (3) Harley Race 9/4/1980 Japan
Harley Race (5) Giant Baba 9/10/1980 Japan
Tommy Rich Harley Race 4/27/1981 Augusta, GA
Harley Race (6) Tommy Rich 5/1/1981 Gainesville, GA
Dusty Rhodes (2) Harley Race 6/21/1981 Atlanta, GA
Ric Flair Dusty Rhodes 9/17/1981 Kansas City, MO
Harley Race (7) Ric Flair 6/10/1983 St. Louis, MO
Ric Flair (2) Harley Race 11/24/1983 Starrcade
Harley Race (8) Ric Flair 3/21/1984 New Zealand
Ric Flair (3) Harley Race 3/23/1984 Singapore
Kerry Von Erich Ric Flair 5/6/1984 Irving, TX
Ric Flair (4) Kerry Von Erich 5/24/1984 Japan
Dusty Rhodes (3) Ric Flair 7/26/1986 Greensboro, NC
Ric Flair (5) Dusty Rhodes 8/9/1986 St. Louis, MO
Ronnie Garvin Ric Flair 9/25/1987 Detroit, MI
Ric Flair (6) Ronnie Garvin 11/26/1987 Starrcade
Ricky Steamboat Ric Flair 2/20/1989 Chi-Town Rumble
Ric Flair (7) Ricky Steamboat 5/7/1989 Wrestle War
Sting Ric Flair 7/7/1990 Great
American Bash
Ric Flair (8) Sting 1/11/1991 East
Rutherford, NJ[12]
Masa Chono Rick Rude 8/12/1992 Japan[13]
Great Muta Masa Chono 1/4/1993 Japan
Barry Windham Great Muta 2/21/1993 Superbrawl III
Ric Flair (9) Barry Windham 7/18/1993 Beach Blast[14]
WCW withdraws from the NWA in September 1993.
Shane Douglas Too Cold Scorpio 8/27/1994 Philadelphia, PA[15]
Chris Candido Tracy Smothers 11/19/1994 Cherry Hill, NJ[16]
Dan Severn Chris Candido 2/24/1995 Erlanger, KY
Naoya Ogawa Dan Severn 3/14/1999 Japan
Gary Steele Naoya Ogawa 9/25/1999 Charlotte, NC[17]
Naoya Ogawa (2) Gary Steele 10/2/1999 Thomaston, CT
Mike Rapada Jerry Flynn 9/19/2000 Tampa, FL[18]
Sabu Mike Rapada 11/14/2000 Tampa, FL
Mike Rapada (2) Sabu 12/22/2000 Nashville, TN
Steve Corino Mike Rapada 4/24/2001 Tampa, FL[19]
Shinya Hashimoto 12/15/2001 McKeesport, PA[20]
Dan Severn (2) Shinya Hashimoto 3/9/2002 Japan
The NWA World Heavyweight title becomes exclusive to TNA.
Ken Shamrock 6/19/2002 TNA PPV #1[21]
Ron Killings Ken Shamrock 8/7/2002 TNA PPV #8
Jeff Jarrett Ron Killings 11/20/2002 TNA PPV #21
AJ Styles Jeff Jarrett 6/11/2003 TNA PPV #48[22]
Jeff Jarrett (2) AJ Styles 10/22/2003 TNA PPV #66
AJ Styles (2) Jeff Jarrett 4/21/2004 TNA PPV #90
Ron Killings (2) AJ Styles 5/19/2004 TNA PPV #94[23]
Jeff Jarrett (3) Ron Killings 6/2/2004 TNA PPV #96[24]
AJ Styles (3) Jeff Jarrett 5/15/2005 Hard Justice
Raven AJ Styles 6/19/2005 Slammiversary[25]
Jeff Jarrett (4) Raven 9/15/2005 Oldcastle, Ontario
Rhino Jeff Jarrett 10/23/2005 Bound for Glory
Jeff Jarrett (5) Rhino 10/25/2005 iMPACT![26]
Christian Cage Jeff Jarrett 2/12/2006 Against All Odds
Jeff Jarrett (6) Christian Cage 6/18/2006 Slammiversary[27]
Sting (2) Jeff Jarrett 10/22/2006 Bound for Glory
Abyss Sting 11/19/2006 Genesis
Christian Cage (2) Abyss 1/14/2007 Final Resolution[28]
The NWA cuts all ties with TNA on May 13, 2007.
Adam Pearce Brent Albright 9/1/2007 Puerto Rico[29]
Brent Albright Adam Pearce 8/2/2008 ROH: Death Before Dishonor VI
Adam Pearce (2) Brent Albright 9/20/2008 ROH: Glory by Honor VII
Blue Demon Jr. Adam Pearce 10/25/2008 Mexico City, MX

Footnotes:
[1]: During the first few years of the century, George Hackenschmidt had won world championship tournaments in Italy, Germany, and England. As a result of this match, by defeating American champion Tom Jenkins in two straight falls, he became recognized as the top champion in North America.
[2]: George Hackenschmidt left the ring, refusing to return, and the referee awarded the title to Gotch, who retired in 1913; his last match was a victory over George Lurich on April 9.
[3]: Charlie Cutler had defeated Henry Ordeman and Jesse Westegard in a tournament, and had laid claim to the world title.
[4]: Earl Caddock was awarded the title by the referee when Joe Stecher refused to return to the ring after the second fall.
[5]: As a result of this match, Dick Shikat became recognized as the first champion of the National Wrestling Association (NWA), a division of the National Boxing Association.
[6]: Henry DeGlane won the title by disqualification.
[7]: This match on Long Island, New York, was billed as a world championship match, and was designed to halt the controversy that was splitting the sport at the time. Jim Londos was subsequently stripped of the title for refusing to meet the winner of this bout. Ed “Strangler” Lewis later affirmed his claim on the title with an October 10, 1932 victory over Jack Sherry.
[8]: Ed Don George had been claiming rights to the world title ever since he defeated Henry DeGlane in Boston in 1933. Danno O’Mahony, because of his victories over Jim Londos, Ed Don George and Ed “Strangler” Lewis, became the closest thing to undisputed world champion at the time, representing a unification of sorts of the splintering of the world title that had taken place for several years.
[9]: During his title reign, Ali Baba was disqualified in a match against Dave Lewin held in Newark, New Jersey. The State Athletic Commission reversed the match decision and allowed Ali Baba to keep the title. Soon thereafter, however, a rule change was made which stated that the title cannot change hands on a disqualification.
[10]: The NWA decided to recognize Everett Marshall as champion because Steve Crusher Casey was out of the country and failed to defend the title on a regular basis.
[11]: The National Wrestling Alliance was organized in July 1948. At that particular time, Orville Brown was recognized as champion. Forced to retire due to injuries received in a November 11, 1949 auto accident, Brown relinguished his claim on the title. Lou Thesz was scheduled to meet Brown in a title match in St. Louis on November 25, 1949.
[12]: Time of the match: 20:38. Ric Flair is (according to WCW officials in April 1992) the first WCW World champion; Sting, therefore, as of April 1992, is a one-time NWA and one-time WCW World champion. In September 1991, Ric Flair signed with the WWF and the NWA title was declared vacant.
[13]: This was a tournament final.
[14]: The title was declared vacant in September 1993 when WCW withdrew from the NWA. It was renamed the WCW International title, held in the year that followed by Rick Rude, Hiroshi Hase, Rude again, Sting, then Flair again, but was finally abandoned when it was unified with the WCW World title at Clash of the Champions 27 on June 23, 1994.
[15]: This was a tournament final. Douglas refused the NWA world title in favor of the ECW title, which is the belt he was already the possessor of at the time. Therefore, the NWA world title was made vacant once again.
[16]: This was a tournament final.
[17]: This was a three-way match involving Brian Anthony.
[18]: This was a tournament final. Previous champ Naoya Ogawa voluntarily gave up the title.
[19]: The title was held up following the bout between Steve Corino and Shinya Hashimoto on October 13 in St. Petersburg, Florida, which was stopped when it was ruled Corino could no longer properly defend himself.
[20]: Hashimoto defeated Steve Corino and Gary Steele in a three-way bout to fill the vacant title.
[21]: Shamrock won a 20-man battle royal to claim the title, which became vacant when the NWA stripped previous champion Dan Severn. Severn had previously announced he would be unable to appear and defend the title at the first-ever NWA-TNA PPV on June 19.
[22]:This was a three-way match which also included Raven.
[23]: This was a four-way match which also included Chris Harris and Raven.
[24]: This was a King of the Mountain match which also included Chris Harris, AJ Styles and Raven.
[25]: This was a King of the Mountain match which also included Abyss, Monty Brown and Sean Waltman.
[26]: Match aired on TV on November 3, 2005.
[27]: This was a King of the Mountain match which also included Abyss, Ron Killings and Sting.
[28]: This was a three-way elimination match which also included Sting.
[29]: This was a tournament final. Even though Adam Pearce had lost to Bryan Danielson earlier in the semifinals, Danielson had to withdraw from competing in the tournament finals because of a detached retina. Pearce went to the finals as a substitution and won the title.

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Crockett Cup ’86

The 1st Annual Crockett Cup
April 13, 1986
New Orleans, LA
The Superdome

The best of Bill Watts’ UWF and Jim Crockett Promotions come together to compete in a day long 24-tag team tournament with a grand prize of a million dollars! Oh yeah, and to honor the late Jim Crockett Sr. too, of course. It’s wrestling history, BAYBEE!

Your hosts are David Crockett and Tony Schiavone. Hooray Read the rest of this entry

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