Daily Pro Wrestling History (05/07): Flair vs. Steamboat at WrestleWar 1989


Kansas City, Missouri:

– Stanislaus Zbyszko defeated Americus (Gus Schoenlein) to win the World Heavyweight Title 


Houston, Texas:

– Danny McShain defeated Miguel Guzmán for the Texas Heavyweight Title 


Houston, Texas:

– Bull Curry defeated Ray Gunkel to win the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title 


San Fransisco, California:

– Lord James Blears and Gene Kiniski defeated Ben and Mike Sharpe for the San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Title


– Larry Chene and Herb Freeman defeated Jack O’Reilly and Kurt Von Poppenheim to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title


Calgary, Alberta, Canada:

– Jerry Christy defeated Abdullah the Butcher for the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title 

Amarillo, Texas:

– Terry Funk defeated Ricky Romero for the NWA Western States Heavyweight Title 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

– AWA Tag Team Champions Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon beat Verne Gagne & the Crusher 

– Blackjack Lanza ddq Wilbur Snyder

– Angelo Poffo beat Jack Pesek

– Billy Red Lyons beat Joe Scarpello

– Edouard Carpentier beat Larry Hennig

– Pepper Gomez beat Lars Anderson


Nashville, Tennessee:

– George Gulas and Jerry Jarrett defeated Don and Ron Wright for the NWA Tennessee Tag Team Titles

– Luke Graham won the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title from Don Kent

Enu, Japan:

– Giant Baba & Samson Kutsuwada defeated WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino & Mike George 


St. Louis, Missouri:

– Missouri Champion Bob Backlund defeated Lord Alfred Hayes

– Gene Kiniski defeated Wilbur Snyder

– Pat O’Connor and Ray Candy defeated Jim and John Valiant via DQ

– Greg Gagne (sub for Russ Francis) draw Von Raschke

– Blackjack Lanza defeated Lanny Poffo (sub for Randy Poffo)

– Ronnie Etchison and Paul Christy defeated Tank Patton and Gary Fulton

Amarillo, Texas:

– The Super Destroyer defeated The Mighty Canadian (Gene Kiniski) to win the Amarillo NWA International Heavyweight Title 


Bayamon, Puerto, Rico:

– José Miguel Perez defeated Hurácan Castillo in a tournament final for the vacant WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title 

New Haven, Connecticut:

– WWWF World Champion Superstar Billy Graham defeated Billy White Wolf (Sheik Adnan El Kassey) 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Ray Stevens

– Pedro Morales beat Lord Alfred Hayes forfeit

– Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell drew Billy Francis & Bob Backlund

– Billy Robinson beat Blackjack Lanza

– Larry Hennig beat Roger Kirby


Memphis, Tennessee:

– Jerry Bryant beat Bobby Lyons.

– Toru Tanaka beat Jerry Blackwell

– Jimmy Golden beat Tony Charles

– Thunderbolt Patterson pinned The Blue Demon

– Bill Dundee & Robert Fuller beat The Assassins in a loser leaves town vs. title match to win the Southern Tag Team Titles

– Southern Champ The Mongolian Stomper beat Jerry Lawler

Odessa, Texas:

– Blackjack Mulligan won the Amarillo NWA International Heavyweight Title from Dory Funk, Jr


Kansas City, Kansas:

– Rufus R. Jones defeated Bobby Jaggers for the NWA Central States Television Title 


– Timothy Flowers and Adrian Street defeated Chris Adams and Ringo Rigsby to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Titles


Fort Worth, Texas:

– NWA World champion Kerry Von Erich beat Terry Gordy

– Killer Khan defeated Kelly Kiniski for the World Class Television Title

Birmingham, Alabama:

– Tommy Gilbert defeated Johnny Rich to win the NWA Southeast United States Junior Heavyweight Title 

Montreal, Ontario, Canada:

– Dino Bravo & Rick Martel beat Abdullah the Butcher & Jerry Blackwell 

– AWA Champion Jumbo Tsuruta beat Nick Bockwinkel via DQ

– Mad Dog Lefebvre & Frenchie Martin & Rick Valentine beat Raymond Rougeau & Tony Parisi & Gino Brito Sr.

– Leo Burke beat Richard Charland

– King Tonga beat Reggie Rapone

– Armand Rougeau drew Mike Shaw

– Gino Brito Jr. beat Bob Boucher


Louisville, Kentucky:

– Jerry Oske defeated Randy Savage to win the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title 

Tampa, Florida:

– Jay Youngblood defeated Jack Hart

– Tiger Conway Jr. defeated Dale Veasey

– Scott McGhee defeated Mike Golden

– Brian Blair fought Rip Rogers to a time-limit draw

– Southern Heavyweight Champion Hector Guerrero defeated Bill Irwin

– Bugsy McGraw defeated the Missing Link

– Wahoo McDaniel & Blackjack Mulligan defeated Jesse Barr & Bill Irwin

– Kerry Von Erich defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair via disqualification 


Wheeling, West Virginia:

– Nelson Royal defeated Jim Lancaster

– Sam Houston defeated Al Snow

– Manny Fernandez & Hector Guerrero defeated Baron Von Raschke & Thunderfoot

– Jimmy Valiant defeated Shaska Whatley via disqualification

– Ron Garvin defeated NWA National Heavyweight Champion Tully Blanchard via disqualification

– Nikita Koloff defeated Magnum TA in a Russian chain match

Rhonda, North Carolina:

– The Rock N’ Roll Express defeated NWA World Tag Team champions The Midnight Express in a non-title match


Portland, Oregon:

– The Southern Rockers (Steve Doll and Scott Peterson) defeated Avalanche (P.N. News) and Mike Golden to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles


WCW WrestleWar Music City Showdown: Nashville, Tennessee:

– Ric Flair pinned NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ricky Steamboat to win the title (after the match, Terry Funk attacked Flair after Flair turned down a future title match with him, piledriving him on a ringside table)

– Michael Hayes pinned NWA United States Heavyweight Champion Lex Luger to win the title

– The Great Muta (with Gary Hart) defeated Doug Gilbert (with Eddie Gilbert)

– Butch Reed defeated Ranger Ross

– Dick Murdoch defeated Bob Orton Jr. (with Gary Hart) in a Bullrope match

– Dynamic Dudes (Shane Douglas and Johnny Ace) defeated Samoan Swat Team (Samu and Fatu) (with Paul E. Dangerously)

– Sting defeated Iron Sheik (with Rip Morgan) to retain the NWA World Television Championship

– The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal) (with Paul Ellering) defeated Varsity Club (Mike Rotunda and Steve Williams) (with Kevin Sullivan) by disqualification in a match for the NWA World Tag Team Championship with Nikita Koloff as the special guest referee

– Eddie Gilbert and Rick Steiner (with Missy Hyatt) defeated Varsity Club (Kevin Sullivan and Dan Spivey)to retain the NWA United States Tag Team Championship


Wichita, Kansas:

– Van Hammer pinned JT Southern

– Ron Simmons pinned Cactus Jack

– WCW U.S. Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Terry Taylor defeated Tom Zenk & Marcus Alexander Bagwell

– Ricky Steamboat pinned Steve Austin

– Nikita Koloff (substituting for WCW World Champion Sting) & the Great Muta defeated Big Van Vader & WCW U.S. Champion Rick Rude via disqualification

– WCW World Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton

Barbourville, Kentucky:

– Timothy Well defeated Bobby Blaze

– The Dirty White Boy defeated Kendo the Samurai

– Bruiser Bedlam defeated Tracy Smothers

– SMW Tag Team Champions Brian Lee & Chris Candido defeated Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson in a no DQ, no time limit match 

– Tracy Smothers won a pole battle royal


New Albany, Indiana:

– Nick Dinsmore defeated Rob Conway to win the OVW Heavyweight Title 


WCW Slamboree: Kansas City, Missouri:

– Chris Candido (with Tammy Lynn Stych) defeated The Artist (with Paisley) to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Championship

– Terry Funk defeated Norman Smiley and Ralphus Handicap Hardcore match for the WCW Hardcore Championship

– Shawn Stasiak defeated Curt Hennig

– Scott Steiner (with Midajah and Shakira) defeated Captain Rection to retain the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship

– Mike Awesome fought Chris Kanyon to a no contest

– The Total Package defeated Buff Bagwell

– Shane Douglas defeated Ric Flair

– Sting defeated Vampiro

– Hulk Hogan (with Horace Hogan) defeated Billy Kidman (with Torrie Wilson) (Eric Bischoff as special guest referee)

– Jeff Jarrett defeated WCW World Heavyweight Champion David Arquette and Diamond Dallas Page in a triple-tier steel cage match to win the title 


Nashville, Tennessee:

– Christopher Daniels defeated Jerry Lynn & Amazing Red in a handicap match to win the NWA World Tag Team Championship

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