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1941

Des Moines, Iowa:
– World Champion Sandor Szabo beat Earl Wampler in 2 straight falls to retain title

1951 

Tampa, Florida:
– Mae Young defeated Cora Combs to become the first NWA Florida Women’s Champion 

1962

Fargo, North Dakota:
– AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Bill Miller
– Crusher beat Doug Gilbert
– Rocky Hamilton beat Jack Allen
– Moose Evans beat George Cannon

1964

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– Edouard Carpentier beat The Beast by DQ
– Johnny Valentine beat Professor Hiro 
– The Scufflin’ Hillbillies (Rip Collins and Chuck Conley) beat Doc Gallagher and Sweet Daddy Siki 
– The Sheik beat Ray Villmer 
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– Andy Robin beat Duke Noble
– Hans Schmidt defeated Tony Parisi 

1967 

Mexico City, Mexico:
– El Nazi defeated Mil Mascaras to win the Mexican Light-Heavyweight Title

1970 

Tokyo, Japan:
– Akio Kyo defeated Marie Vagnone for the WWWA World Title 

1971 

Atlanta, Georgia:
– Ray Gunkel defeated Big John to win the Georgia TV Title 

1976

Atlanta, Georgia:
– Andre The Giant won a Battle Royal
– I Quit Match: Dusty Rhodes beat Missouri Mauler
– Ole Anderson & Gene Anderson beat Raymond Rougeau & Roberto Soto
– Jos LeDuc beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel by DQ
– Mongolian Stomper beat Rick McGraw
– Ricky Steamboat beat Jim Lancaster

1979 

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Jerry Lawler defeated Bill Dundee to win the Southern Heavyweight Title

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel drew Dewey Robertson 
– US Champion Jimmy Snuka beat Ric Flair 
– Johnny Weaver & Jay Youngblood beat The Scorpion & Brute Bernard
– The Destroyer beat Klondike Bill 

1981 

Jackson, Mississippi:
– The Junkyard Dog & Mike George defeated The Samoans (Afa & Sika) to win the Mid-South Wrestling Tag Team Titles

1984

Memphis, Tennessee:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors beat Rick Rude & King Kong Bundy
– Jerry Lawler & Jimmy Valiant & Randy Savage beat Dirty White Boys & Phil Hickerson (sub Jimmy Hart)
– International Champion Eddie Gilbert beat Lanny Poffo
– Phil Hickerson & Kurt Von Hess beat Tojo Yamamoto & Dutch Mantel
– Rufus R Jones & Mark Ragin beat Nightmares

1985

Salt Lake City, Utah:
– Stan Hansen won battle royal
– Greg Gagne drew Nick Bockwinkel 
– Brad Rheingans beat Boris Zhukov
– Stan Hansen beat Kevin Kelly
– Steve Regal beat Jerry Oski
– Jim Garvin beat Buck Zumhofe

1986

Grand Rapids, Michigan:
– Keith Patterson defeated the Grim Reaper
– Nelson Royal fought Bill Dundee to a draw
– Tim Horner defeated Gary Royal
– NWA US Tag Team Champion Ivan Koloff defeated Keith Patterson
– Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Ron Garvin defeated Baron Von Raschke
– Wahoo McDaniel (sub. for injured NWA Tag Team Champion Robert Gibson) & NWA Tag Team Champion Ricky Morton defeated Ole & Arn Anderson

1988 

Dallas, Texas:
– Texas Death Match: Kerry Von Erich beat World Class and AWA Champion Jerry Lawler by DQ
– Michael Hayes & Steve Cox beat Samoan Swat Team to win the World Class Tag Team Title
– Dog Collar Match: Terry Gordy double count out with Botswana Beast
– Kevin Von Erich beat Brian Adias by DQ
– Jeff Jarrett beat Eric Embry to win the World Class Light Heavyweight Title
– Texas Champion Iceman King Parsons double count out with Kendall Windham
– Blackjack Mulligan & Bill Irwin beat Jimmy Jack Funk & Black Bart

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– Larry Zbyzsko pinned the Italian Stallion 
– Al Perez fought Ron Simmons to a 15-minute time-limit draw
– The Road Warriors defeated Rick Steiner & Mike Rotunda via count-out 
– Kevin Sullivan pinned Eddie Gilbert (sub. for an injured Jimmy Garvin) (w/ Garvin & Precious) 
– Russian Assassin #1 & #2 defeated Ivan & Nikita Koloff 
– NWA US Champion Barry Windham defeated Sting via count-out 
– NWA Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated Tommy Rogers & Bobby Fulton
– JJ Dillon pinned Jim Cornette in a steel cage match 

Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
– Hurricane Castillo, Jr. & Miguelito Perez defeated Bobby Jaggers & Dan Kroffat to win the WWC Caribbean Tag Team Title

1989

Greensboro, North Carolina:
– Tom Zenk pinned Bill Irwin
– Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated Rip Morgan & Jack Victory
– Tommy Rich defeated the Cuban Assassin
– NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Rick & Scott Steiner
– Sting fought NWA US Champion Lex Luger to a double disqualification
– Terry Funk defeated Brian Pillman
– NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated NWA TV Chapion the Great Muta via disqualification

1994

Barbourville, Kentucky:
– Scott Studd beat D-Lo Brown
– Tracy Smothers drew Bryant Anderson
– Boo Bradley pinned Lance Storm
– Bruiser Bedlam beat The Dirty White Boy via DQ in a “country whipping” match
– SMW Tag Champs The Gangstas beat The Rock-n-Roll Express via pinfall in a “no DQ” match

Oakland, California:
– WCW TV Champion Johnny B. Badd pinned Jean Paul Levesque 
– The Honkytonk Man pinned Brian Pillman 
– Sting pinned Lord Steven Regal 
– Dustin Rhodes & the Nasty Boys defeated Arn Anderson, Bunkhouse Buck, & Col. Parker (sub. for Terry Funk) 
– Kevin Sullivan fought Dave Sullivan to a double count-out 
– WCW US Champion Jim Duggan defeated Steve Austin 
– WCW Tag Team Champions Marcus Alexander Bagwell & the Patriot defeated Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma 
– WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Ric Flair 

1998 

Chicago, Illinois:
– X-Pac defeated D’Lo Brown to capture the WWF European Heavyweight Title