Daily Pro Wrestling History (07/14): Harley Race wins 1986 King of the Ring

July 12, 2020 0 By HearthstoneYarns

1966 

Kansas City, Kansas:
– The Viking & Jack Donovan defeated Bob Ellis & The Stomper to win the NWA North American Tag Team Titles

1972

Rockford, Illinois:
– Billy Robinson beat Ivan Koloff by DQ
– Wahoo McDaniel beat Don Muraco
– Larry Hennig beat Ramon Torres 
– Hans Herrmann beat Bull Bullinski

1973

Chicago, Illinois:
– In a non-title human cage match: Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher beat AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens (it was scheduled as a cage match, but the cage did not arrive so they came up with a human cage match or lumberjack match)
– Bob Ellis no contest Ivan Koloff
– Ken Patera beat Vic Rossitani
– Pepper Gomez beat Rene Goulet
– Bob Bruggers beat George Gadaski 
– Greg Gagne beat Bill Crouch

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
– AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Superstar Billy Graham by DQ
– Wahoo McDaniel & Billy Robinson beat Blackjack Lanza & Blackjack Mulligan in 2 out of 3 falls
– Larry Heiniemi beat Bill Watts by DQ
– Geoff Portz beat Joe Scarpello 
– Reggie Parks beat Billy Red Cloud

1977 

Salem, Oregon:
– Jesse Ventura defeated Playboy Buddy Rose 

1978 

St. Louis, Missouri:
– Dick The Bruiser defeated Dick Murdoch to win the NWA Missouri Heavyweight Title

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– Pat Patterson & Ray Stevens beat AWA Tag team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell by DQ
– Bob Orton Jr beat Mighty Igor Vodik by countout
– Lord Alfred Hayes & Super Destroyer Mark II beat Evan Johnson & Dr. X 
– Steve Olsonoski beat Frank Hill

1979 

Portland Oregon:
– Dutch Savage beat ‘Playboy’ Buddy Rose in a Coal Miners Glove match 

1983 

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
– Non Title match: Mad Dog Vachon & Verne Gagne beat AWA Tag Team Champions Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell 
– Wahoo McDaniel & Baron Von Raschke beat Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Heenan
– Greg Gagne beat Sheik Adnan 
– David Schultz defeated Brad Rheingans

1984

Macon, Georgia:
– Ted DiBiase defeated The Spoiler to win the NWA National Heavyweight Title

Indianapolis, Indiana:
– Jim Brunzell beat King Kong Brody by DQ
– Road Warriors beat Steve O & Curt Hennig
– AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Nick Bockwinkel
– Fabulous Ones beat Steve Regal & Larry Zbyszko 
– Tony Atlas beat Chris Markoff

1985 

St. Paul, Minnesota:
– Sgt. Slaughter & Greg Gagne beat Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens by DQ
– AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Michael Hayes by DQ
– AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors beat Bill Irwin & Scott Irwin (The Long Riders)
– Bob Backlund beat Larry Zbyszko 
– Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts beat Steve O & Buck Zumhofe

Asheville, North Carolina:
– NWA U.S. Champion Magnum TA defeated Nikita Koloff
– NWA TV Champion Dusty Rhodes defeated Buddy Landell

1986

Foxboro, Massachusetts:
–  Harley Race defeated Pedro Morales to win the King Of The Ring tournament 

Wilmington, North Carolina:
– Dusty Rhodes & Magnum TA defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey in a non-title match
– Ricky Morton defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair by DQ

1987

Baton Rouge, Louisiana:
– Dave Haskins & Shane Douglas fought the Enforcer (Doug Gilbert) & Gary Young to a draw
– Angel of Death defeated Buddy Roberts
– Shaska Whatley defeated Steve Cox
– Michael Hayes defeated the Terminator
– Brad Armstrong & Tim Horner defeated Ivan Koloff & Paul Jones
– Chris Adams & Sting defeated Rick Steiner & Black Bart
– UWF Western States Heritage Champion Barry Windham defeated Big Bubba via disqualification
– Brad Armstrong (sub. for NWA Tag Team Champion Ricky Morton) & NWA Tag Team Champion Robert Gibson defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions – Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane via disqualification
– Steve Williams & Terry Gordy defeated UWF TV Champion Eddie Gilbert & Dick Murdoch in a bunkhouse match

Gaffney, South Carolina:
– George South defeated Gladiator #1
– The Italian Stallion defeated Thunderfoot #2
– Rocky King defeated Thunderfoot #1
– NWA Jr. Heavyweight Champion Lazertron fought Nelson Royal to a draw
– The MOD Squad defeated Kendall Windham & Todd Champion
– Jimmy Valiant defeated Arn Anderson via disqualification
– Ron & Jimmy Garvin defeated Manny Fernandez & the Barbarian

1988

Chattanooga, Tennessee:
– Bugsy McGraw defeated Tiger Conway Jr.
– Tim Horner defeated Larry Zbyzsko
– Ron Garvin defeated the Italian Stallion
– Dick Murdoch, Ivan Koloff, & the Russian Assassin defeated Chris Champion, Kendall Windham, & Mighty Wilbur
– Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated the Sheepherders
– NWA TV Champion Mike Rotunda defeated Brad Armstrong
– Nikita Koloff defeated Al Perez in a chain match
– Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane in a non-title scaffold match
– War Games: Lex Luger, Sting, the Road Warriors, & Steve Williams defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Barry Windham, JJ Dillon, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard 

1989

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Scott Hall defeated Bill Irwin
– Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace defeated the New Zealand Militia
– Mike Rotunda defeated Dick Murdoch
– Norman defeated Steve Casey
– Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey defeated Davey & Johnny Rich
– The Great Muta defeated Randy Rose
– Rick Steiner defeated Kevin Sullivan
– Kevin Sullivan won a battle royal
– Terry Gordy, NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Steve Williams, Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane
– NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated Ricky Steamboat
– Terry Funk defeated Eddie Gilbert

1990 

St. Louis, Missouri:
– Sid Vicious defeated Tom Zenk
– NWA U..S Tag Team Champions The Midnight Express
– Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated The Southern Boys
– Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong 
– Sting & Lex Luger defeated Harley Race (substituting for an injured Ric Flair) & Barry Windham via disqualification

1991

WCW Great American Bash: Baltimore, Maryland:
– Bobby Eaton & PN News defeated WCW TV Champion Steve Austin (w/ Lady Blossom) & Terrance Taylor in a scaffold match 
– The Diamond Studd (w/ Diamond Dallas Page) pinned Tom Zenk 
– Ron Simmons pinned Oz (w/ the Great Wizard) 
– Richard Morton (w/ Alexandra York) pinned Robert Gibson 
– Dustin Rhodes, Tracey Smothers & Steve Armstrong defeated WCW 6-man Tag Team Champions – Badstreet, WCW US Tag Team Champions Michael 
  Hayes & Jimmy Garvin (w/ Big Daddy Dink) in an elimination match 
– Yellow Dog (Brian Pillman under a mask) defeated Johnny B. Badd (w/ Teddy Long) via disqualification 
– Big Josh pinned Black Blood in a lumberjack match 
– El Gigante pinned the One Man Gang (w/ Kevin Sullivan) 
– Nikita Koloff defeated Sting in a Russian chain match 
– Lex Luger defeated Barry Windham in a steel cage to win the vacant WCW World Title 
– WCW Tag Team Champion Rick Steiner defeated Arn Anderson & Paul E. Dangerously in a steel cage match

1992

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– Jimmy Snuka pinned ECW Champion Johnny Hot Body to win the title  

1994

Lenior, North Carolina:
– Lance Storm defeated Chris Hamrick
– Scott & Steve Armstrong defeated SMW Tag Team Champions Brian Lee & Chris Candido via disqualification
– SMW Heavyweight Champion the Dirty White Boy defeated Kendo the Samurai (Brian Keyes) in a No DQ match
– Bruiser Bedlam defeated Steve Armstrong in a streetfight

Toyoura, Japan:
– Tadao Yasuda & Yuji Nagata defeated Manabu Nakanishi & Tokimitsu Ishizawa
– Akitoshi Saito defeated Shinichi Nakano
– Tatsutoshi Goto defeated Takayuki Iizuka
– Yoshiaki Yatsu defeated Michiyoshi Ohara
– Kengo Kimura defeated Akira Nogami
– Jushin Liger, El Samurai, & Shinjiro Ohtani defeated Black Cat, American Love Machine, & Black Tiger
– Kensuke Sasaki, Hiroshi Hase, & Shinya Hashimoto defeated the Nasty Boys & 2 Cold Scorpio
– The Great Muta & Masahiro Chono defeated Hiro Saito & Norio Honaga
– Kuniaki Kobayashi, Shiro Koshinaka, & Great Kabuki defeated Osamu Kido, Riki Choshu, & Tatsumi Fujinami

1997 

San Antonio, Texas:
– Steve Austin & Dude Love (Mick Foley) defeated Owen Hart & Davy Boy Smith in a tournament final for the WWF World Tag Team Titles

1998

Binghamton, New York:
– D’Lo Brown defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley for the WWF European Heavyweight Title

2011

– Sting won the TNA championship from Ken Anderson