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1963

Madison Square Garden:

– Bruno Sammartino defeated WWWF World Champion Buddy Rogers in 47 seconds to win the championship 

1966 

Moline, Illinois:

– The Crusher & Ernie Ladd & Verne Gagne beat Larry Hennig & Harley Race & The Alaskan

– Reggie Parks beat Angelo Poffo 

– Ernie Ladd beat Larry Hennig

Kansas City, Missouri:

– Dick the Bruiser & Bob Ellis defeated Bob Geigel & Bob Brown 

– World Heavyweight Champion Gene Kiniski defeated The Mongolian Stomper in three falls

1973 

Kansas City, Kansas:

– Harley Race defeated Black Angus 

– Bob Geigel & Bobo Brazil defeated Togo the Great & Tokyo Joe

– Jim Dalton & Frank Diamond defeated Argentina Zuma & L.D. Lewis

– Mike George defeated Bob Orton

– Omar Atlas defeated The Terror via DQ

– Danny Little Bear fought Bob Brown to a double-DQ

1974

Denver, Colorado:

– The Crusher & Wahoo McDaniel beat Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens on a 3rd fall COR to win the AWA Tag Team titles

– Superstar Billy Graham beat Geoff Portz

– Chris Taylor beat Moose Morowski 

– Larry Hennig beat Bull Bullinski 

– Greg Gagne beat Odd Job Tosh Tojo by DQ

Atlanta, Georgia:

– In a Lights Out Match, Andre The Giant & Mr. Wrestling II beat Bill Watts & Big Bad John

– NWA World Champion Jack Brisco beat Dusty Rhodes via DQ

– Georgia Tag Team Champions Ronnie Garvin & Terry Garvin beat Bob Armstrong & Haystack Calhoun

– Southern States Champion Jerry Brisco beat Bobby Duncum

– Gene Anderson & Ole Anderson beat Steve Keirn & Dennis Stamp

– Art Nelson drew Jerry Oates

– Bob Sweetan beat Mike Stallings

– Ali Vaziri beat Zebra Kid

1978 

Honolulu, Hawaii:

– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Rick Martel 

– In a Loser Leaves Town Match; Tor Kamata beat Billy White Wolf  

– Buddy Rose & John Studd beat Bill Francis & Russ Francis

– John Tolos beat Chris Markoff by DQ

– George Wells beat Rocky Tomayo

1981

Atlanta, Georgia:

– Tommy Rich won a tournament for the Georgia Heavyweight championship; beating Greg Valentine in the finals

– In a No Time Limit, No DQ Match: Ted Dibiase & Junkyard Dog beat The Freebirds’ Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts

1982

Birmingham, Alabama:

– NWA World champion Ric Flair defeated Terry Gordy 

– Roy Welch beat Tommy Wright

– Scott McGhee beat Ted Oates

– Jacques Rougeau beat Jos LeDuc by DQ

– Ron & Robert Fuller beat New Zealand Sheepherders

1984

Nagasaki, Japan:

– Tatsutoshi Gotoh defeated Pat Tanaka

– Shunji Kosugi defeated Naoki Sano

– Kuniaki Kobayashi & Black Cat defeated Norio Honaga & Fumihiro Niikura

– Big John Studd & Otto Wanz defeated Animal Hamaguchi & Isamu Teranishi

– Adrian Adonis defeated Osamu Kido

– Riki Choshu & Yoshikai Yatsu fought Fujiwara & Kengo Kimura to a double countout

– Dick Murdoch defeated Ken Patera

– Andre The Giant defeated Mr. Saito via disqualification

– Antonio Inoki, Seigi Sakaguchi, & Tatsumi Fujinami defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan, the Masked Superstar, & John Quinn

1986

Hammond, Indiana:

– Playboy Buddy Rose & Doug Somers defeated Scott Hall & Curt Hennig to win the AWA World Tag Team Championship

– Colonel DeBeers beat Earthquake Ferris

Baltimore, Maryland:

– Dusty Rhodes & the Road Warriors defeated NWA Six Man Tag Team Champions Baron Von Raschke, Ivan & Nikita Koloff to win the titles 

1987 

– The Lightning Express, (Brad Armstrong & Tim Horner), defeated Rick Steiner & Sting to win the UWF Tag Team Titles

1992 

WCW WrestleWar: Jacksonville, Florida:

– Diamond Dallas Page & Tommy Rich defeated Bob Cook & Firebreaker Chip

– Johnny B. Badd defeated Tracey Smothers

– Scotty Flamingo defeated Marcus Bagwell

– Ron Simmons defeated Mr. Hughes

– Super Invader defeated Todd Champion

– Big Josh defeated Richard Morton

– The Freebirds (Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin) defeated Terry Taylor & Greg Valentine to win the United States Tag Team Championship

– Brian Pillman defeated Tom Zenk to retain the WCW World Light Heavyweight Title

– WCW World Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Tatsumi Fujinami & Takayuki Iizuka 

– Sting, Nikita Koloff, Dustin Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat & Barry Windham defeated Arn Anderson, Bobby Eaton, Rick Rude, Steve Austin & Larry Zbyszko in a War Games match

Beckley, West Virginia:

– Thunder Tiger defeated the Master of Disaster

– Dixie Dynamite (Brian Armstrong) pinned Dutch Mantell

– Tim Horner pinned Buddy Landel

– Robert Gibson pinned Jimmy Golden

– Brian Lee pinned the Dirty White Boy

– Brad & Bart Batten defeated SMW Tag Team Champions The Heavenly Bodies, Stan Lane & Tom Prichard via disqualification

1993

New York City:

– Marty Jannetty defeated Shawn Michaels to win the Intercontinental Title

1998 

WCW Slamboree: Worcester, Massachusetts:

– WCW World TV Champion Fit Finlay pinned Chris Benoit

– Lex Luger defeated Brian Adams 

– Ciclope won a cruiserweight battle royal

– Dean Malenko defeated WCW Cruiserweight Champion Chris Jericho to win the title

– Eddie Guerrero (with Chavo Guerrero Jr.) pinned Ultimo Dragon 

– Diamond Dallas Page pinned Raven in a Bowery Death Match

– WCW U.S. Champion Bill Goldberg pinned Perry Saturn

– Bret Hart defeated Randy Savage

– Sting & the Giant defeated WCW World Tag Team Champions Scott Hall & Kevin Nash (with Dusty Rhodes) to win the titles

2009

WWF Judgment Day: Chicago, Illinois:

– Mickie James defeated Beth Phoenix (with Rosa Mendes)

– Umaga defeated CM Punk

– Christian defeated Jack Swagger to retain the ECW Championship

– John Morrison defeated Shelton Benjamin (with Charlie Haas)

– Rey Mysterio defeated Chris Jericho to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship

– Batista defeated Randy Orton by disqualification, Orton retained the WWE Championship

– John Cena defeated Big Show

– Edge defeated Jeff Hardy to retain the World Heavyweight Championship

2017

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Tournament: Korakuen, Japan: 

– Taka Michinoku pinned Jushin Liger

– Volador Jr. pinned Tiger Mask

– Ricochet pinned Taichi

– ACH pinned Bushi

– Desperado pinned Kushida

– Marty Scurll beat Will Ospreay

– Ryusuke Taguchi pinned Yoshinobu Kanemaru

– Dragon Lee pinned Hiromu Takahashi

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