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Kansas City, Kansas:
– World Heavyweight Champion Ed “Strangler” Lewis beat Stanislaus Zbyszko in 2 out of 3 falls


Des Moines, Iowa:
– World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown beat Iowa State Heavyweight Champion Earl Wampler 2 out of 3 falls
– Ray Eckert and Vic Holbrook wrestled to a draw


Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
– The Crusher beat Chris Tolos
– AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Verne Gagne & Pat O’Connor
– Chris Markoff beat Eddie Sharkey
– Reggie Parks beat Bob Morgan
– Bob Kappel beat Mark Starr


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– Non Title: Ernie Ladd & Earl Maynard beat AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race
– Danny Hodge beat Mad Dog Vachon
– Johnny Powers beat Killer Kowalski
– Johnny Valentine beat Bob Boyer
– Rene Goulet beat The Alaskan
– Johnny Powers won a battle royal


Boston, Massachusetts:
– Joe Crugnale defeated Frank Hickey
– John L Sullivan defeated Eric the Red
– Prof. Toru Tanaka defeated Lee Wong
– The Mongols defeated Gorilla Monsoon & Arnold Skaaland
– Mario Milano defeated Waldo Von Erich
– Karl Kovacs defeated Victor Rivera
– WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Ivan Koloff in a Texas Death Match 


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Fargo, North Dakota:
– Superstar Billy Graham beat Wahoo McDaniel in a No Time Limit No DQ Match
– Winner gets Tag Title shot against Bockwinkel & Stevens: Ken Patera & Don Muraco beat Dusty Rhodes & Dick Murdoch
– European Rules: Geoff Portz drew Horst Hoffman after 4 rounds
– Reggie Parks beat Larry Hennig by DQ


Kansas City, Kansas:
– World Heavyweight Champion Jack Brisco wrestled Harley Race to a time limit draw
– Central States Heavyweight Champion Mike George defeated Don Fargo 
– World Tag Team Champions Lord Alfred Hayes & Bob Brown defeated Chris Taylor & Omar Atlas


St. Paul, Minnesota:
– Verne Gagne & Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Nick Bockwinkel & Bobby Heenan & Bobby Duncum
– Khosrow Vaziri no contest Mad Dog Vachon
– Larry Hennig beat Jimmy Valiant
– Chris Taylor beat Kim Duk
– Russ Francis beat Blackjack Lanza by DQ
– Baron Von Raschke beat Scott Irwin


Madison Square Garden:
– Carlos Rocha defeated Rocky Tomayo
– Larry Zbyzsko defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
– WWWF Tag Team Champion Billy Whitewolf defeated Doug Gilbert
– Ivan Putski defeated Tor Kamata
– Gorilla Monsoon defeated Nikolai Volkoff
– WWWF Tag Team Champion Chief Jay Strongbow fought Stan Stasiak to a draw
– Ken Patera defeated Tony Garea via count-out
– Bob Backlund defeated Executioner #2
– WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Baron Von Raschke 


St. Louis, Missouri:
– Takachio & Pak Song defeated Tommy Sharpe & Kerry Brown
– Jerry Oates defeated Skandor Akbar
– Ed Wiskowski fought George Wells to a draw
– WWF World Champion Bob Backlund defeated Bulldog Brown
– Dick the Bruiser & Pat O’Connor defeated Bruiser Brody & Dick Murdoch
– Ken Patera defeated Kevin Von Erich to win the Missouri State title
– NWA World Champion Harley Race defeated Ric Flair


Chicago, Illinois:
– AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Jerry Blackwell
– The Crusher & Baron Von Raschke beat AWA Tag Team Champions Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura via DQ
– Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– NWA Champion Ric Flair went to a DDQ with Harley Race


Greenville, South Carolina:
– Vinnie Valentino defeated Masa Fuchi
– Johnny Weaver defeated Ricky Harris
– Jake Roberts defeated Sweet Brown Sugar
– Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated the Great Kabuki & the Magic Dragon
– NWA US Champion Roddy Piper defeated Greg Valentine in a No DQ match
– NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Mid-Atlantic TV Champion Dick Slater via disqualification


Richmond, Virginia:
– Hector Guerrero defeated Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Black Bart
– Jimmy Garvin fought Robert Gibson to a draw
– Jimmy Valiant defeated Shaska Whatley via disqualification
– Wahoo McDaniel defeated NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson
– Dusty Rhodes defeated NWA National Heavyweight Champion Tully Blanchard in a non-title Texas Death Match
– NWA Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey defeated the Road Warriors via disqualification
– Nikita Koloff defeated NWA US Champion Magnum TA in a non-title Russian chain match
– NWA World Champion Ric Flair fought Ricky Morton to a double count-out


WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event: Des Moines, Iowa:
– Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard defeated WWF World Tag Team Champions Demolition via DQ
– Hacksaw Duggan defeated Intercontinental Champion Rick Rude via countout 
– Hulk Hogan defeated Big Bossman in a steel cage match
– Randy Savage defeated Jim Neidhart
– Jimmy Snuka defeated Boris Zhukov


Panama City, Florida:
– Sam Houston pinned Moondog Rex
– Black Bart pinned Ranger Ross
– The Angel of Death pinned Joey Maggs
– The Junkyard Dog & Tommy Rich defeated Jack Victory & Rip Morgan
– Ricky Morton pinned Terrance Taylor
– Tracey Smothers & Steve Armstrong defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin


Charleston, West Virginia:
– WCW US Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Terry Taylor defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Big Josh
– Mike Graham pinned Diamond Dallas Page
– Johnny B. Badd pinned Tracy Smothers
– WCW Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton fought Rick & Scott Steiner to a double count-out
– Nikita Koloff (sub. for WCW World Champion Sting) pinned Big Van Vader
– WCW US Champion Rick Rude defeated Ricky Steamboat via disqualification
– Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes defeated WCW TV Champion Steve Austin & Larry Zbyszko

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– Two separate Battle Royales were held: Sal Bellomo won the first and Jimmy Snuka won the second
– Snuka then defeated Bellomo to become the first ECW Champion


WWF Backlash: Providence, Rhode Island:
– The Acolytes & Mideon defeated The Brood (Edge, Christian & Gangrel) 
– Al Snow defeated Hardcore Holly to win the WWF Hardcore Title 
– WWF Intercontinental Champion The Godfather defeated Goldust 
– The New Age Outlaws defeated Owen Hart & Jeff Jarrett 
– Mankind defeated Big Show in a Boiler Room Brawl 
– Triple H defeated X-Pac 
– The Undertaker defeated Ken Shamrock
– WWF World Champion Steve Austin defeated The Rock in a No Holds Barred match


Charlotte, North Carolina:
– Dean Malenko defeated Scotty 2 Hotty to win the WWF Light Heavyweight Title 
– Crash Holly defeated Matt Hardy to win the WWF Hardcore Title


Chicago, Illinois:
– The American Wolves defeated Kevin Steen and Jay Briscoe in a two-out-of-three falss match to retain the ROH World tag team titles 
– Jerry Lynn defeated Colt Cabana to retain the ROH World Title


WWE Extreme Rules:
– Kofi Kingston defeated Dolph Ziggler
– The Hart Dynasty (David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd) (with Natalya and Bret Hart) defeated ShoMiz (Big Show and The Miz), John Morrison and R-Truth, and The World’s Strongest Tag Team (Montel Vontavious Porter and Mark Henry) in a Gauntlet match
– CM Punk (with Luke Gallows and Serena) defeated Rey Mysterio in a Hair match
– JTG defeated Shad Gaspard in a Strap match    
– Jack Swagger defeated Randy Orton in an Extreme Rules match to retain the World Heavyweight Championship    
– Sheamus defeated Triple H in a Street Fight    
– Beth Phoenix defeated Michelle McCool in an Extreme Makeover match to win the WWE Women’s Championship    
– Edge defeated Chris Jericho in a Steel cage match
– John Cena defeated Batista in a Last Man Standing match to retain the WWE Championship

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