Pro Wrestling Since 1997

Menu

This Day In Wrestling History – November 24th‏



Events

In 1983, the first NWA Starrcade, subtitled ‘A Flair for the Gold’ was held in Greensboro, North Carolina. It was created and promoted by Jim Crockett & Dusty Rhodes in response to the rapid growth and expansion of the WWF. It aired on Closed Circuit TV in much of the Southern USA

– Abdullah The Butcher defeats Carlos Colon
– Charlie Brown defeats The Great Kabuki in a Title vs Mask Match to win the NWA Television Title
– Roddy Piper defeats Greg Valentine in a Dog Collar Match
– Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood defeat Jack & Jerry Brisco with Angelo Mosca as special guest referee to win the NWA World Tag Team Titles
– Ric Flair defeats Harley Race in a Cage Match with Gene Kiniski as special guest referee to win the NWA World Title

In 1988, WWF Survivor Series was held in Richfield, Ohio

– Andre The Giant, Rick Rude, Dino Bravo, Mr Perfect & Harley Race defeat Jim Duggan, Jake Roberts, Scott Casey, Ken Patera and Tito Santana in a Survivor Series Match with Perfect & Bravo surviving
– Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Hercules, Koko B Ware & Hillbilly Jim defeat Akeem, The Big Boss Man, Ted DiBiase, Haku and The Red Rooster in a Survivor Series Match with Hogan & Savage surviving

In 1993, WWF Survivor Series was held in Boston, Massachusetts

– The Hart Family (Bret, Owen, Bruce and Keith) defeat Shawn Michaels & His Knights (The Red Knight (Barry Horowitz), The Blue Knight (Greg Valentine) and The Black Knight (Jeff Gaylord)) in a Survivor Series Match with Bret, Bruce & Keith surviving
– The Heavenly Bodies (Jimmy Del Ray & Tom Prichard) defeat The Rock n Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) to win the SMW Tag Team Titles
– The All-Americans (Lex Luger, The Undertaker, Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner) defeat The Foreign Fanatics (Yokozuna, Crush, Ludvig Borga & Quebecer Jacques) in a Survivor Series Match with Luger as the lone survivor

In 1996, WCW World War 3 was held in Norfolk, Virginia

– The Ultimate Dragon defeats Rey Misterio Jr to retain the J-Crown Championship
– Chris Jericho defeats Nick Patrick. Jericho had one arm tied behind his back for the duration of the match
– Dean Malenko defeats Psychosis to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Title
– The Outsiders (Kevin Nash & Scott Hall) defeat The Faces Of Fear (Meng & The Barbarian) & The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Sags) in a Triangle Match to retain the WCW World Tag Team Titles
– The Giant wins the World War 3 Battle Royal, last eliminating Lex Luger

Title Changes

1965 – Giant Baba defeats Dick The Bruiser to win the vacant NWA International Heavyweight Title

1979 – The Fabulous Freebirds (Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes) defeat Bill Watts & Buck Robley to win the MSW Tag Team Titles

1980 – Ric Flair defeats Greg Valentine to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic United States Title. This change is not recognized by current WWE Title Histories

1983 – Chris Adams defeats Jimmy Garvin to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1988 – Jeff Jarrett defeats Eric Embry to win the WCCW World Light Heavyweight Title

1997 – on Raw, The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn & Road Dogg) defeat The Legion of Doom (Hawk & Animal) to win the WWF Tag Team Titles

2007 – Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino defeat Ricky Marvin & Kotaro Suzuki to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles

Birthdays

Happy birthday to 4-time WWE Womens/Divas Champion Beth Phoenix (33), former WWF Women’s Champion Velvet McIntyre (51), and 2-time WWF and NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion ‘The Original Tiger Mask’ Satoru Sayama (56)

Also, today would have been the birthday of former southern territories star ‘Dandy’ Jack Donovan (85)



Post Category: News

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Sponsors

Polls

Should Alberto Del Rio sign with TNA?

Loading ... Loading ...

2014 GERWECK.NET Year End Awards: Worst PPV of the year?

Vote View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Should "Mean" Gene Okerlund be inducted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame?

Loading ... Loading ...