On this day in pro wrestling history (10/11): Randy Savage takes USWA title, Ric Flair vs. Harley

July 22, 2020 0 By HearthstoneYarns

1962

Kansas City, Kansas:

– Pat O’Connor & Sonny Myers defeated Bob Geigel & Lee Henning via DQ in three falls

– Texas Wire Match: Buddy Austin defeated Red Bastien in three falls

 

1963 

Atlanta, Georgia:

– Chief Big Heart & Chief Little Eagle defeated Lenny Montana & Tarzan Tyler to win the World Tag Team Titles 

 

1969

Chicago, Illinois:

– AWA Tag Team Champions Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon beat Flying Redheads Red Bastien & Billy Red Lyons on a 3rd fall dq

– Edouard Carpentier beat Jim Dillinger

– Wilbur Snyder beat Larry Hennig

– Bill Watts beat Rene Goulet

 

1972

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Honolulu, Hawaii:

– AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Bearcat Wright & Bobo Brazil

– Fred Curry beat Fred Blassie

– The Sheik beat Tony Rocco

 

1973

Kansas City, Missouri:

– Baron Scicluna & Baron Von Raschke defeated Danny Little Bear & Vic Nichols

– Bob Orton defeated Man Mountain Mike via DQ

– Billy McGuire & Benny McGuire defeated Togo the Great & Tokyo Joe

– Fence Match: Black Angus defeated Roger Kirby

– Bob Brown defeated Harley Race in three falls to win the Central States Title

 

1974 

Atlanta, Georgia:

– Buddy Colt defeated Don Muraco to win the Georgia Heavyweight Title 

 

1975

St. Paul, Minnesota:

– AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Baron Von Raschke

– Jimmy Valiant & Johnny Valiant beat Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell

– Jos Leduc beat Boris Breznikoff

– Bull Bullinski beat Frank Hill

– Bob (Sgt) Slaughter beat Dick Reynolds

 

1976

Augusta, Georgia:

– Non Title: Mr. Wrestling II beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel

– Andre the Giant won a 13 man battle royal

– Mongolian Stomper beat Tom Jones

– Mr. X beat Ricky Steamboat

– Raymond Rougeau beat Bill Howard

– Paul Orndorff beat Jim Lancaster

 

1980

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

– Nick Bockwinkel & Bobby Heenan beat Mad Dog Vachon & Super Destroyer Mark II

– Lights Out Match, Special Referee Ed Francis: The Crusher beat Jerry Blackwell 

– Dino Bravo beat Jesse Ventura dq

– Tito Santana beat Adrian Adonis

– Buck Zumhofe drew Steve Regal

 

1982

Memphis, Tennessee:

– Nick Bockwinkel beat Jerry Lawler to win Southern Title

– New York Dolls Dream Machine & Rick McGraw no contest Fabulous Ones Steve Keirn & Stan Lane

– Terry Taylor & Jacques Rougeau beat Sweet Brown Sugar & Bobby Eaton

– Jimmy Hart & Kamala II beat Kamala & Kim Chee

– Steve Regal & Spike Huber beat The Sheepherders

 

1984

Baltimore, Maryland:

– Cage Match: NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Harley Race 

– Ronnie Garvin beat Ted DiBiase to win National Title

– AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors ddq Dusty Rhodes & Ole Anderson

– Tommy Rich beat Mr Ito

– National Tag Team Champions Rip Rogers & Ted Oates beat Brad Armstrong & Tim Horner

– National TV Champion Bob Roop beat Jerry Oates

 

Osaka, Japan:

– Jumbo Tsuruta beat AWA Champion Rick Martel by countout

– Shohei Giant Baba & Genichiro Tenryu drew Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes

– Great Kabuki beat Buddy Roberts

– Tiger Mask beat La Fiera

 

1985

Houston, Texas:

– Ted DiBiase beat Bob Sweetan in a taped fists match

– Hacksaw Duggan & Jake Roberts beat Humongous & The Nightmare

– Butch Reed beat NWA World Champion Ric Flair via DQ

 

1987 

Memphis, Tennessee:

– Bill Dundee & Jerry Lawler defeated Doug Somers & Soldat Ustinov to win the AWA World Tag Team Title 

 

1987 

Tokyo, Japan:

– Lioness Asuka & Chigusa Nagayo defeated Bull Nakano & Condor Saito in the finals of the Best Tag Team League 

 

1989 

Yokohama, Japan:

– Jumbo Tsuruta defeated Genichiro Tenryu to win the All Japan Triple Crown

 

1991

St. Louis, Missouri:

– WCW Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko defeated The Freebirds, Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin

– Rick Steiner defeated Abdullah the Butcher via disqualification

– WCW US Champion Sting pinned Cactus Jack

– Ron Simmons & Barry Windham defeated WCW World Champion Lex Luger & Mr. Hughes 

 

1993 

Memphis, Tennessee:

– Randy Savage defeated Jerry Lawler to win the USWA Unified Heavyweight Title 

– USWA Tag Team champs Moondog Spike & Mike Anthony beat Doug Gilbert & Dog Catcher #1

– USWA Champ Jeff Jarrett beat Tommy Rich via countout

 

1996

Osaka, Japan:

– Ultimo Dragon defeated The Great Sasuke to win the J-Crown (8 Titles)

 

1999 

Tokyo, Japan:

– Jushin Liger defeated Kendo Kashin to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title