Daily Pro Wrestling History (11/24): The first Starrcade


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


St. Louis, Missouri:(Attendance: 10,500)
– NWA Champion Harley Race defeated Ted DiBiase two straight falls 
– Dick the Bruiser won a handicap tag bout from Alexi Smirnoff and Tank Patton (sub for Blackjack Lanza) 
– King Kong Brody defeated Bobby Duncum
– Rocky Johnson, Pat O’Connor and Tom Andrews defeated Tank Patton, Bob Sweetan and Coloso Colosetti 
– Kevin Von Erich defeated Bulldog Bob Brown via DQ
– Buck Robley draw David Von Erich


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


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

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Tony Charles beat Gypsy Joe
– Sonny King beat Bill Irwin
– The Angel beat Koko Ware
– Robert Gibson beat CWA Champ Billy Robinson via DQ
– Tommy Rich & Bill Dundee beat Jimmy Valiant & Tojo Yamamoto via DQ
– Roger Kirby & Guy Mitchell beat Ken Lucas & Ricky Morton to win the Southern Tag Title

1983 (Thanksgiving Day)

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

Starrcade: Greensboro, North Carolina: (15,447; announced at over 16,000)
– The Assassins (w/ Paul Jones) defeated Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Rufus R. Jones & Bugsy McGraw 
– Kevin Sullivan & Mark Lewin (w/ Gary Hart) defeated Scott McGhee & Johnny Weaver 
– Abdullah the Butcher pinned Carlos Colon 
– Dick Slater & Bob Orton Jr. defeated Wahoo McDaniel & Mark Youngblood 
– Charlie Brown pinned Mid-Atlantic TV Champion the Great Kabuki (w/ Gary Hart) in a No DQ, no time limit match to win the title 
– Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Jack & Jerry Brisco to win the titles 
– Roddy Piper defeated NWA US Champion Greg Valentine in a non-title dog collar match 
– Ric Flair pinned NWA World Champion Harley Race in a steel cage match to win the title

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 by DQ
– Rick Martel drew David Shults
– Brad Rheingans double count out Mr Saito
– Superstar Billy Graham beat Buck Zumhofe
– Billy Robinson beat Bill White


Memphis, Tennessee:
– Boy Tony beat John Paul
– Tracy Smothers beat Lou Winston
– Paul Diamond beat The Great Kabuki via DQ
– CWA Super Heavyweight Champ Giant Hillbilly beat Goliath
– Pat Tanaka beat The Ninja in a “hair vs. mask” match
– Southern Tag Champs Jeff Jarrett & Billy Joe Travis beat The Sheepherders (Boyd & Bigfoot) in a loser leaves town match
– The Rock-n-Roll RPMs DDQ Akio Sato & Tarzan Goto
– Jerry Lawler beat Big Bubba in a hair vs. hair match


Hillsville, Virginia:
– John Savage pinned Gladiator #1 (Gary Royal)
– Ricky Santana defeated Rocky King
– NWA Florida Heavyweight Champion Mike Rotundo defeated Thunderfoot #1
– Kevin Sullivan pinned Eddie Gilbert 
– Rick Steiner pinned Kendall Windham 
– Jimmy Valiant, Bugsy McGraw, & Mighty Wilbur defeated Ivan Koloff, the Warlord, & the Barbarian via disqualification
– NWA Western States Heritage Champion Barry Windham pinned NWA Tag Team Champion Arn Anderson 

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

WWF Surivor Series: Richfield, Ohio:
– WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior, the Blue Blazer, Jim Brunzell, Sam Houston, and Brutus Beefcake defeated the Honky Tonk Man (w/Jimmy Hart), Greg Valentine, Ron Bass, Bad News Brown, and Danny Davis in an elimination match 
– The Barbarian & the Warlord, Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart, Davey Boy Smith & the Dynamite Kid, Jim Powers & Paul Roma, and Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition (w/ Mr. Fuji), the Conquistadors, Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard (w/Bobby Heenan), Jacques & Raymond Rougeau (w/ Jimmy Hart), and Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov in an elimination match 
– 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) in an elimination match 
– Hulk Hogan, WWF World Champion Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth), Koko B. Ware, Hillbilly Jim, and Hercules defeated the Big Bossman (w/ Slick), Akeem, Ted Dibiase (w/ Virgil), King Haku, and the Red Rooster (w/ Bobby Heenan) in an elimination match 


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


WWF Survivor Series: Boston, Massachusetts: 
– Billy Gunn pinned the Brooklyn Brawler 
– WWF IC Champion Razor Ramon, Randy Savage (sub. for Mr. Perfect), the 1-2-3 Kid, & Marty Jannetty defeated IRS, Rick 
  Martel, Adam Bomb (w/ Harvey Wippleman), & Diesel in an elimination match 
– Bret, Owen, Bruce, & Keith Hart (w/ Stu Hart) defeated Shawn Michaels, the Black, Blue, & Red Knight (Barry Horowitz, Greg Valentine & Jeff Gaylord) in an elimination match 
– Tom Prichard & Jimmy Del Ray (w/ Jim Cornette) defeated SMW Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson to win the titles 
– Lex Luger, the Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer), Rick & Scott Steiner defeated WWF World Champion Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji & Jim Cornette), WWF Tag Team Champion Jacques Rougeau (w/ Johnny Polo), Ludvig Borga, & Crush in an elimination match 


SMW Thanksgiving Thunder: Knoxville, Tennessee:
– Lance Storm beat D-Lo Brown
– Bryant Anderson beat Tracy Smothers
– The Dirty White Boy & Ron Wright beat Bruiser Bedlam & Jim Cornette
– Cactus Jack & Brian Lee DCO Chris Candido & Boo Bradley
– Bob Armstrong pinned Bob Orton, Jr
– SMW Tag Champs The Gangstas beat The Rock-n-Roll Express in a street fight match


WCW World War III: Norfolk, Virginia:
– Crown Champion the Ultimo Dragon (w/ Sonny Onoo) pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. 
– Chris Jericho (w/ Teddy Long) pinned Nick Patrick 
– The Giant pinned Jeff Jarrett 
– Harlem Heat (w/ Sister Sherri) defeated Jacques Rougeau & Carl Oulette (w/ Col. Rob Parker) 
– WCW Cruiserweight Champion Dean Malenko pinned Psychosis 
– WCW Tag Team Champions Kevin Nash & Scott Hall defeated the Nasty Boys and the Barbarian & Meng (w/ Jimmy Hart) 
– The Giant won the 3-ring, 60-man battle royal


WWE Survivor Series: Chicago, Illinois:
– Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode won a tag team Battle Royal
– Lio Rush retained the NXT Cruiserweight title over Akira Tozawa and Kalisto 
– The Viking Raiders defeated The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) and Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly
– Team NXT of Rhea Ripley & Io Shirai & Bianca Belair & Toni Storm & Candice LeRae won the women’s Survivor Series elimination match over Team Raw of Charlotte Flair & Natalya & Asuka & Kairi Sane & Sarah Logan and Team SmackDown of Carmella & Sasha Banks & Dana Brooke & Nikki Cross & Lacey Evans 
– Roderick Strong defeated AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura 
– Adam Cole retained the NXT Championship over Pete Dunne 
– “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt defeated Daniel Bryan to retain the Universal title 
– Team SmackDown of Roman Reigns & King Corbin & Shorty G & Mustafa Ali & Braun Strowman won the men’s Survivor Series elimination match over Team NXT of Tommaso Ciampa & Keith Lee & Matt Riddle & Damien Priest & WALTER and Team Raw of Seth Rollins & Drew McIntyre & Ricochet & Randy Orton & 
  Kevin Owens 
– Brock Lesnar pinned Rey Mysterio to retain the WWE Championship
– Shayna Baszler defeated Becky Lynch and Bayley