Daily Pro Wrestling History (08/26): Harley Race wins NWA title from Dusty Rhodes


Atlanta, Georgia:
– Don McIntyre defeated Freddie Blassie to win the Southern Heavyweight Title 


Kansas City, Kansas:
– Bobo Brazil beat Dick the Bruiser 2 falls to 1 on a DQ
– Bob Geigel and Bob Brown drew Sonny Myers and Jerry Miller
– Mongolian Stomper beat Bob Rader
– The Ox (Ox Baker) beat Johnny Raminez 
– Thor Hagen beat Frank Hickey


Chicago, Illinois:
– AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon beat the Crusher
– Verne Gagne beat the Alaskan by DQ
– Wilbur Snyder beat Moose Cholak 
– Killer Kowalski drew Doug Gilbert


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– Blackjack Lanza & Blackjack Mulligan defeated Irish Pat Barrett & Dominic DeNucci for the WWWF Tag Team Titles


Kansas City, Kansas;
– Bob Brown & Ox Baker defeated Chief Thundercloud & The Super Intern (Tom Andrews)
– Skip Young & Rick Gibson defeated Black Gordman & Great Goliath
– Harley Race defeated Abdullah the Butcher via DQ


Orlando, Florida:
– Harley Race defeated Dusty Rhodes for the NWA World Heavyweight Wrestling Title
– Jim Garvin & Steve Keirn defeated King Curtis & Don “Magnificent” Muraco 
– Killer Kahn defeated Mike Graham 
– Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Jos LeDuc (Michel Pigeon) & Bryan St. John 
– Sweet Brown Sugar defeated Thor The Viking (Scott Irwin) 
– Manny Fernandez defeated Bill Irwin 
– Jim Shields drew Mike Hammer

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Greg Gagne by DQ
– Billy Robinson & Mad Dog Vachon beat Stan Hansen & Bobby Duncum
– Steve Olsonoski & Paul Ellering beat Ray Stevens & Jesse Ventura
– Super Destroyer Mark II beat Dr. X 
– Jesse Ventura beat Ron Ritchie


San Francisco, California: 
– AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Tito Santana & Rick Martel
– Ken Patera & Bobby Duncum & Jesse Ventura beat Baron Von Raschke & Otto Wanz & Buck Zumhofe
– Pat Patterson & Ray Stevens beat Bobby Heenan & Sheik Adnan 
– Adrian Adonis & Jacques Goulet beat Brad Rheingans & Jerry Monti


St. Louis, Missouri:
– Hulk Hogan defeated Crusher Blackwell via count out
– Dick the Bruiser no contest with Super Destroyer
– David Von Erich and Jerry Lawler defeated Blackjack Mulligan and Blackjack Lanza
– Barry Windham defeated Baron Von Raschke
– Roger Kirby defeated Jerry Ho (sub Dusty Rhodes)
– Bob Orton Jr. defeated George Wells
– Ron Ritchie and Mark Romero defeated Sheik Abdullah and Buck Robley


AWA Wrestle for a Cure: Boston, Massachusettes:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors beat Bill Irwin & Scott Irwin
– AWA Champion Rick Martel drew Nick Bockwinkel
– Sgt. Slaughter beat Boris Zhukov
– Bob Backlund beat Larry Zbyszko by DQ
– Greg Gagne beat Steve Regal
– Brad Rheingans beat Billy Robinson


Miami, Florida:
– Johnny Ace defeated Luis Astea
– Ricky Santana defeated Robbie Idol
– Jimmy Backlund defeated Rick Rider
– The Samurai Warriors defeated Rex King & Bill Mulkey
– Mike Graham & Steve Keirn defeated the Sheepherders
– Mike Rotunda defeated the Black Assassin
– Barry Windham defeated Ivan Koloff
– Kevin Sullivan & Bugsy McGraw defeated the Mighty Yankees via disqualification
– Blackjack Mulligan defeated Dory Funk Jr.
– The Road Warriors defeated Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard
– NWA World Champion Ric Flair fought Ron Garvin to a double count-out


Atlanta, Georgia:
– Ron Simmons (sub. for Tim Horner) defeated Rip Morgan
– The Italian Stallion defeated Kendall Windham (sub. for Al Perez)
– Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers defeated the Sheepherders
– Sting fought NWA US Champion Barry Windham to a draw
– Dusty Rhodes defeated the Russian Assassin (sub. for Ron Garvin)
– The Road Warriors defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard via disqualification
– Lex Luger defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair via disqualification
– Jimmy Garvin, Steve Williams, Nikita Koloff, Brad Armstrong, & Ricky Morton defeated Kevin Sullivan, NWA TV Champion Mike 
  Rotundo, Rick Steiner, Ivan Koloff, & Al Perez (sub. for the Russian Assassin) in a Tower of Doom match


Rochester, Minnesota:
– AWA Champion Larry Zbyszko beat Sgt. Slaughter by DQ
– Wayne Bloom & Mike Enos & Johnny Valiant beat Tommy Jammer & Derrick Dukes & Russian Brute
– Paul Diamond ddq Colonel Debeers
– AWA Women’s Champion Wendi Richter beat Judy Martin 
– Russian Brute beat Jerry Lynn 
– Kokina Maximus (Yokozuna) beat Butler Stevens

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– Tommy Rich pinned Phil Apollo
– Bill Irwin & Randy Rose defeated the Ding Dongs
– Ranger Ross pinned Al Greene
– Brian Pillman pinned Norman
– Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey defeated Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane
– NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Rick & Scott Steiner via disqualification
– Sting defeated the Great Muta via disqualification
– NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Steve Williams
– NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned Terry Funk
– The Road Warriors defeated the Samoan Swat Team in a steel cage match


Chicago, Illinois:
– Tom Zenk pinned Dutch Mantel
– Brian Pillman pinned Buddy Landell (sub. for Mark Callous)
– El Gigante pinned Dr. X
– NWA US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane
– Big Van Vader pinned David Sierra
– Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson & Barry Windham via disqualification
– Terry Taylor (sub. for Tommy Rich) defeated Harley Race via disqualification
– NWA Tag Team Champions Doom defeated the Junkyard Dog & Paul Orndorff
– NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Mark Callous (sub. for Sid Vicious)
– NWA World Champion Sting pinned Ric Flair 

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WWF SumerSlam: New York City:
– Koko B. Ware pinned Kato 
– Ricky Steamboat, Davey Boy Smith, & Kerry Von Erich defeated the Warlord, Hercules, & Paul Roma (w/ Slick) 
– Bret Hart defeated Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig to win the WWF Intercontinental Title 
– The Natural Disasters (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated the Bushwhackers (w/ Andre the Giant) 
– Virgil pinned Million $ Champion Ted Dibiase (w/ Sensational Sherri) to win the title 
– The Big Bossman pinned the Mountie (w/ Jimmy Hart) in a Jailhouse Match
– The Legion Of Doom (Road Warriors) defeated The Nasty Boys to win the WWF World Tag Team Titles 
– Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior defeated Sgt. Slaughter, Col. Mustafa and General Adnan

Memphis, Tennessee:
– The Dragon Master defeated Jerry Lawler for the USWA Unified Heavyweight Title


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma:
– Brian Pillman pinned Bobby Eaton 
– WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal pinned Brad Armstrong 
– Vader defeated the Guardian Angel via disqualification
– Arn Anderson pinned Dustin Rhodes
– The Nasty Boys defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma in a non-title match 
– WCW US Champion Ricky Steamboat defeated Steve Austin

Jellico, Tennessee:
– Tracy Smothers defeated the Hornet
– Lance Storm defeated Chris Candido
– The Dirty White Boy defeated Killer Kyle
– SMW Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated New Jack & Mustafa
– The Dirty White Boy won a battle royal


Queens, New York:
– Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley defeated Spike Dudley & Balls Mahoney to win the ECW World Tag Team Championship 


Manhattan, New York:
– Tony Marmaluke & Little Guido defeated Yoshihiro Tajiri & Mikey Whipwreck for the ECW World Tag Team Titles 
– Kid Kash defeated Rhino for the ECW World Television Title


WWE SummerSlam: East Rutherford, New Jersey:
– WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick 
– Kane pinned Finlay 
– WWE IC Champion Umaga defeated Ken Kennedy and Carlito Caribbean Cool 
– Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. 
– Beth Phoenix won a 12-Divas battle royal 
– Triple H pinned Booker T (w/ Sharmell) 
– Batista defeated World Heavyweight Champion the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) via disqualification
– ECW Champion John Morrison retained the title over CM Punk
– WWE Champion John Cena retained the title over Randy Orton

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