Daily Pro Wrestling History (08/09): Showdown at Shea 1980


Waterloo, Iowa:

– In a match for the Iowa Heavyweight title: Earl Wampler (champion) wrestled Alphonse Bisignano to a no contest 

– Bull Martin beat Frank (Bull) Topas 

– Hal Rumberg drew with Albert Mills


Chicago, Illinois:

– AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Jack Dillinger

– Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon beat Flying Redheads Red Bastien & Billy Red Lyons

– Wilbur Snyder beat Frank Dillinger

– Dr X beat Moose Cholak 

– Bill Watts beat Big K


Miami, Florida;

– NWA Champion Dory Funk Jr beat Bob Orton

– Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Jack Brisco & Ron Fuller

– Buddy Colt beat Louie Tillet 

– Mike Graham beat Taurus


St. Louis, Missouri:

– Missouri Champion Dory Funk Jr. defeated Lord Alfred Hayes in 2 out of 3 falls

– Harley Race and Big Bill Miller defeated Cowboy Bob Ellis and Bobo Brazil 

– Pat O’Connor defeated The Sheik via DQ before the bell rang

– Sailor Art Thomas defeated Ox Baker

– Bob Geigel defeated Bobby Mayne

– Don Fargo and Bob Orton defeated Paul LaSalle and Billy Howard


WWF Showdown at Shea: Flushing, New York:

– The Hangman defeated Rene Goulet

– Ivan Putski defeated Johnny Rodz

– Angel Marvilla defeated Jose Estrada

– The Fabulous Moolah and Beverly Shade defeated Kandi Malloy and Peggy Lee

– Dominic DeNucci defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna

– Greg Gagne defeated Rick McGraw

– Pat Patterson defeated Tor Kamata by disqualification

– Tatsumi Fujinami defeated Chavo Guerrero to retain the WWF Junior Heavyweight Championship

– Antonio Inoki defeated Larry Sharpe for the WWF World Martial Arts Heavyweight Championship

– Andre the Giant defeated Hulk Hogan

– Tony Atlas defeated Intercontinental Champion Ken Patera via countout

– Bob Backlund & Pedro Morales defeated The Samoans (Afa & Sika) to win the WWF World Tag Team Titles (because Backlund was already the WWF World Heavyweight Champion, he and Morales were forced to vacate the belts)

– Bruno Sammartino defeated Larry Zbyszko in a steel cage match


Minneapolis, Minnesota:

– Sheik Adnan beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel by DQ 

– In a non title match, Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura beat AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell

– Jerry Blackwell wrestled to a no contest with Brad Rheingans

– Billy Robinson beat Ed Boulder (Brutus Beefcake) 

– Hulk Hogan beat Terry Scholes & Nacho Berrera & Chuck Greenlee


Salt Lake City, Utah:

– In a Boot Camp Match; Sgt. Slaughter & Greg Gagne beat Larry Zbyszko & Nick Bockwinkel

– AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Michael Hayes

– Terry Gordy beat Baron Von Raschke

– Boris Zhukov beat Steve O

– Buck Zumhofe beat Ray Stevens by DQ

– Steve O drew Billy Robinson


St. Louis, Missouri:

– Cousin Junior defeated Bob Owens

– Rick McCord defeated Ron Powers

– National Heavyweight Champion Tully Blanchard defeated Sam Houston

– Wahoo McDaniel defeated Jimmy Garvin in an Indian strap match

– Ric Flair defeated Dusty Rhodes for the NWA World Heavyweight Wrestling Title 

– Magnum TA, Dick Murdoch, & Baby Doll defeated Jim Cornette, NWA Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey in a steel cage match

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Asheville, North Carolina:

– Rocky King defeated John Savage

– Sean Royal defeated NWA Jr. Heavyweight Champion Lazertron

– Manny Fernandez defeated Colt Steele

– The MOD Squad defeated Kendall Windham & the Italian Stallion

– UWF Western States Heritage Champion Barry Windham defeated Arn Anderson

– NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard defeated Nikita Koloff

– NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane in a non-title Best 2 out of 3 falls match

Atlanta, Georgia:

– Denny Brown defeated George South

– Ron Simmons defeated Teijo Khan

– Barry Windham defeated Dick Murdoch

– NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane fought Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts to a 20-minute time-limit draw

– Steve Williams defeated Big Bubba

– Nikita Koloff fought Ivan Koloff to a draw

– Dusty Rhodes defeated NWA US Champion Lex Luger via disqualification

– NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard

– NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Ron Garvin via disqualification


Charlotte, North Carolina:

– Big Josh defeated Badstreet

– PN News defeated Johnny B. Badd

– Sam Houston pinned Black Bart

– Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong 

– Tom Zenk defeated the Diamond Studd in less than a minute

– Richard Morton defeated Robert Gibson

– WCW TV Champion Steve Austin fought Bobby Eaton to a draw

– Ron Simmons & Rick Steiner defeated Dick Murdoch & Dick Slater

– WCW World Champion Lex Luger pinned Barry Windham

– Nikita Koloff defeated Sting in a Russian chain match


WCW Road Wild: Sturgis, South Dakota:

– Harlem Heat defeated Buff Bagwell & Scott Norton (w/ Vincent)

– Konnan defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. in a Mexican Death Match 

– Chris Benoit & Steve McMichael defeated WCW US Champion Jeff Jarrett (w/ Debra) & Dean Malenko in an elimination match 

– WCW Cruiserweight Champion Alex Wright pinned Chris Jericho 

– Ric Flair pinned Syxx 

– Curt Hennig pinned Diamond Dallas Page 

– The Giant pinned Randy Savage (w/ Elizabeth) 

– Rick & Scott Steiner (w/ Ted Dibiase) defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Kevin Nash & Scott Hall via disqualification

– Hulk Hogan defeated Lex Luger to win the WCW World Heavyweight Title 


WWF Monday Night Raw:

– Kane & X-Pac defeated The Acolytes for the WWF World Tag Team Titles

WCW Monday Nitro:

– Chris Benoit defeated David Flair for the WCW United States Title 


Brian Pillman Memorial Show: Cincinnati, Ohio:

– Chad Collyer defeated Pepper Parks, Shark Boy, and Matt Stryker in a Four Corners match to win the HWA Cruiserweight Title

– Nick Dinsmore defeated Race Steele to win the HWA Title 

– Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated Edge & Christian 

– Chris Kanyon & Diamond Dallas Page in a three way match


TNA Impact:

– Angelina Love defeated Madison Rayne to win the TNA Knockouts Title