National Wrestling Alliance – 1980′s

Old NWA

  • November 24, 1983 – Starrcade “A Flair for the Gold” in Greensboro, North Carolina: The Assassins b Rufus R Jones and Bugsy McGraw, Mark Lewin and Kevin Sullivan b Scott McGhee and Johnny Weaver, Abbdullah the Butcher b Carlos Colon, Dick Slater and Bob Orton Jr. b Mark Youngblood and Wahoo McDaniel, Charlie Brown (Jimmy Valiant) b The Great Kabuki to win the Mid Atlantic Television title, Roddy Piper vs Greg Valentine -Dog Collar Match-, Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood b The Brisco Brothers (Angelo Mosca was referee), Ric Flair b Harley Race in a Steel Cage Match [Detailed Results].
  • November 22, 1984 – Starrcade “The Million Dollar Challenge” in Greensboro, North Carolina: Denny Brown b Mike Davis to win the Junior Heavyweight title, Brian Adias b Mr Ito, Jesse Barr b Mike Graham to retain the Florida title, Assassin and Buzz Tyler b Zambuie Express (Kareem Muhammad and Elijah Akeem), Manny Fernandez b Black Bart, Ron Bass b Dick Slater to retain the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight title, Paul Jones b Jimmy Valiant -Loser Leaves Town Tuxedo Match-, Ivan and Nikita Koloff b Ole Anderson and Keith Larson, Wahoo McDaniel b Billy Graham to retain the US title, Tully Blanchard b Ricky Steamboat to retain the Television title, Ric Flair b Dusty Rhodes to retain the World Heavyweight title (Joe Frazier as referee) [Detailed Results].
  • July 6, 1985 – Great American Bash in Charlotte, North Carolina: Jimmy Valiant b Paul Jones in a Dog Collar match, Manny Fernandez and Sam Houston and Buzz Tyler b Billy Graham and Konga the Barbarian and Abdullah the Butcher, Ron Bass b Buddy Landell, Ole and Arn Anderson b Buzz Sawyer and Dick Slater, Krusher Khruschev and Ivan Koloff vs The Road Warriors ended in a DOUBLE DQ, Magnum TA b Kamala by DQ to retain the US title, Ric Flair b Nikita Koloff to retain the World title, Dusty Rhodes b Tully Blanchard in a Steel Cage match to win the TV Title [Detailed Results].
  • November 28, 1985 – Starrcade in Greensboro, North Carolina: Don Kernodle b Tommy Lane, Denny Brown b Rocky King to retain the Junior Heavyweight title, Krusher Khruschev b Sam Houston to win the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight title, Ron Bass b Black Bart in a “Bull Rope” match, JJ Dillon b Ron Bass in a “Bull Rope” match, Buddy Landell b Terry Taylor to win the National Heavyweight title, Magnum TA b Tully Blanchard in a Steel Cage I Quit Match to win the US title, The RockNRoll Express b Ivan and Nikita Koloff in a Steel Cage to win the Tag Team titles [Detailed Results].
  • November 28, 1985 – Starrcade in Atlanta, Georgia: Thunderfoot b The Italian Stallion, Pez Whatley b Mike Graham, Manny Fernandez b Abdullah the Butcher in a “Poll” match, Jimmy Valiant and Miss Atlanta Lively b The Midnight Express in a “Street Fight”, Billy Graham b The Barbarian by DQ in an “Arm Wrestling” match, Ole and Arn Anderson b Wahoo McDaniel and Billy Jack Haynes to retain the Tag Team titles, Dusty Rhodes b Ric Flair by DQ )Flair retains) [Detailed Results].
  • April 19, 1986 – Crockett Cup in New Orleans, Louisiana: Jim Duggan b Dick Slater to retain Mid-South North American title, Wahoo McDaniel and Mark Youngblood b Mike Miller and Bobby Jaggers, Sam Houston and Nelson Royal b Brad and Bart Batten, The Fantastics b The Fabulous Ones (Lane and Keirn), The Sheepherders b Hector and Chavo Guerrero, Jimmy Valiant and Manny Fernandez b The Barbarian and Baron Von Raschke, Steve Williams and Terry Taylor b Buddy Landel and Bill Dundee, Rick Steiner and Buzz Sawyer b Koko B. Ware and Italian Stallion, Jimmy Garvin and Black Bart b Brett Wayne and D.J. Peterson, The Road Warriors b Wahoo McDaniel and Mark Youngblood, The Midnight Express (Eaton and Condrey) b Sam Houston and Nelson Royal, The Fantastics b Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard, The Sheepherders b The Rock’N’Roll Express, Ivan and Nikita Koloff b Jimmy Valiant and Manny Fernandez, Steve Williams and Terry Taylor b Dino Bravo and Rick Martel, Ronnie Garvin and Magnum T.A. b Rick Steiner and Buzz Sawyer, Giant Baba and Tiger Mask b Jimmy Garvin and Black Bart, The Road Warriors b The Midnight Express, The Fantastics vs Sheepherders ended in a Double DQ, Ivan and Nikita Koloff vs Steve Williams and Terry Taylor ended in a draw, Ronnie Garvin and Magnum TA b Giant Baba and Tiger Mask, The Road Warriors b Ronnie Garvin and Magnum T.A. to win the Crocket Cup, Ric Flair b Dusty Rhodes by DQ to retain the NWA World title [Detailed Results].
  • July 5, 1986 – Great American Bash in Charlotte, North Carolina: Robert Gibson b Black Bart, Ole and Arn Anderson b Sam Houston and Nelson Royal, Manny Fernandez b Baron Von Raschke in a Bunkhouse match, Wahoo McDaniel b Jimmy Garvin in an Indian Strap match, Ronnie Garvin b Tully Blanchard by Knockout in a Taped Fist match, The Road Warriors b Ivan and Nikita Koloff in a Russian Chain match, Jimmy Valiant b Shaska Whatley in a Hair vs Hair match, Dusty Rhodes and Magnum TA and Baby Doll b The Midnight Express and Jim Cornette in a Steel Cage match, Ric Flair b Ricky Morton in a Steel Cage match to retain the World Heavyweight title [Detailed Results].
  • July 26, 1986 – Great American Bash in Greensboro, North Carolina: Steve Regal b Sam Houston, Black Bart and Konga the Barbarian b Denny Brown and Italian Stallion, Manny Fernandez b Baron Von Raschke in a Loaded Glove on a Pole match, Wahoo McDaniel b Jimmy Garvin in an Indian Strap match, Tully Blanchard b Ronnie Garvin in a Taped Fist match, The Rock and Roll Express vs Ole and Arn Anderson ended in a draw, Paul Jones b Jimmy Valiant in a Hair vs Hair match, Magnum TA b Nikita Koloff, The Road Warriors and Baby Doll b The Midnight Express and Jim Cornette in a Steel Cage match, Dusty Rhodes b Ric Flair in a Steel Cage match to win the NWA Heavyweight title [Detailed Results].
  • November 27, 1986 = Starrcade in Greensboro, North Carolina: Tim Horner and Nelson Royal b Don and Rocky Kernodle, Hector Guerrero and Baron Von Raschke b Shaska Whatley and The Barbarian, Wahoo McDaniel b Rick Rude in an Indian Strap match, Jimmy Valiant b Paul Jones in a “Hair vs Hair” match, Tully Blanchard b Dusty Rhodes in a “First Blood” match to win the Television title, The RockNRoll Express b Ole and Arn Anderson in a Steel Cage Match to retain the Tag Team titles [Detailed Results].
  • November 28, 1986 – Starrcade “Night of the Skywalkers” in Atlanta, Georgia: Brad Armstrong vs Jimmy Garvin ended in a NO CONTEST, Krusher Khruschev and Ivan Koloff b The Kansas Jayhawks (Bobby Jaggers and Dutch Mantel) in a NO DQ match to retain the United States Tag Team titles, Sam Houston b Bill Dundee by DQ to retain the Central States Heavyweight title Big Bubba Rogers b Ronnie Garvin by knockout in a Louisville Street Fight, The Road Warriors b The Midnight Express in a Scaffold match, Ric Flair b Nikita Koloff by DQ to retain the NWA World title [Detailed Results].
  • April 10-11, 1987 – Crockett Cup in Baltimore, Maryland: Bob and Brad Armstrong b Arn Anderson and Kevin Sullivan, The MOD Squad b Wahoo McDaniel and Baron Von Raschke, Denny Brown and Chris Champion b The Mulkeys, Steve Keirn and George South vs Mike Graham and Nelson Royal ended in a draw, Shaska Whatley and Tiger Conway Jr. b Jimmy Valiant and Lazor-Tron (Hector Guerrero), Ronnie and Jimmy Garvin b Italian Stallion and Ricky Lee Jones, The Thunderfoots b Rocky King and Bobby Jaggers, The Barbarian and Bill Dundee b Mike Rotunda and Tim Horner, Bob and Brad Armstrong b Ivan Koloff and Vladimir Petrov, Tully Blanchard and Lex Luger b The MOD Squad, Giant Baba and Isao Takagi b Denny Brown and Chris Champion, The RockNRoll Express received a bye to the quarter-finals, The Road Warriors b Shaska Whatley and Tiger Conway Jr, The Midnight Express (Eaton/Lane) b Ronnie and Jimmy Garvin, Rick Rude and Manny Fernandez b The Thunderfoots, Dusty Rhodes and Nikita Koloff b The Barbarian and Bill Dundee, Tully Blanchard and Lex Luger b Bob and Brad Armstrong, Giant Baba and Isao Takagi b The RockNRoll Express by forfeit, The Midnight Express (Eaton/Lane) b The Road Warriors, Dusty Rhodes and Nikita Koloff b Rick Rude and Manny Fernandez, Tully Blanchard and Lex Luger b Giant Baba and Isao Takagi, Dusty Rhodes and Nikita Koloff b Midnight Express (Eaton/Lane), Dusty Rhodes and Nikita Koloff b Tully Blanchard and Lex Luger to win the Crockett Cup, Ole Anderson b Big Bubba Rogers in a Steel Cage match, Ric Flair b Barry Windham to retain the NWA World title [Detailed Results].
  • July 4, 1987 – Great American Bash in Atlanta, Georgia: Kendall Windham b Gladiator #1, Sting b Thunderfoot #1, Lazertron (Hector Guerrero) b MOD Squad Spike, Jimmy Valiant b MOD Squad Basher, Barry Windham b Rick Steiner, Ronnie and Jimmy Garvin b Vladimir Petrov and The Barbarian, Tim Horner and Brad Armstrong b Angel of Death and Big Bubba Rogers, Chris Adams b Black Bart by DQ, The Fabulous Freebirds b Ivan Koloff and Manny Fernandez and Paul Jones, The RockNRoll Express b The Midnight Express by DQ to retain the Tag Team titles, Steve Williams b Dick Murdoch in a Texas death match, The SuperPowers (Dusty Rhodes and Nikita Koloff and The Road Warriors and Paul Ellering b The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair and Arn Anderson and Lex Luger and Tully Blanchard and JJ Dillon) in a WAR GAMES match. [Detailed Results].
  • November 26, 1987 – Starrcade “Chi-Town Heat” in Chicago, Illinois: Sting and Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin vs Eddie Gilbert and Rick Steiner and Larry Zbyzsko in a NO CONTEST, Steve Williams b Barry Windham to retain the UWF Heavyweight title, The RockNRoll Express b The Midnight Express in a Scaffold Match, Nikita Koloff b Terry Taylor to win the UWF TV title and retain the NWA TV title, Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard b The Road Warriors by DQ, Dusty Rhodes b Lex Luger to win the United States title, Ric Flair b Ronnie Garvin in a Steel Cage to win the NWA World title [Detailed Results].
  • January 24, 1988 – Bunkhouse Stampede: Sting/Jim Garvin def. The Sheepherders, Nikita Koloff and Bobby Eaton wrestled to a time-limit draw, Larry Zbyszko def. Barry Windham, Road Warrior Hawk def. Ric Flair by DQ, Dusty Rhodes won The Bunkhouse Stampede.
  • April 22-23, 1988 – Crockett Cup in Greensboro, North Carolina: Jimmy Garvin b Kevin Sullivan in a “Prince of Darkness” match, Midnight Rider b JJ Dillon in a “Bullrope” match, Tim Horner and Brad Armstrong b Johnny Ace and John Savage, The Sheepherders b The Cruel Connection, Ivan Koloff and Dick Murdoch b Jimmy Valiant and Mighty Wilbur, Mark Starr and Chris Champion b Mexican Twin Devils, Shaska Whatley and Tiger Conway Jr. b Rocky King and Nelson Royal, Italian Stallion and Kendall Windham b The Green Machine and The Terminator, Al Perez and Larry Zbyszko b Ricky Santana and Joe Cruz, The Sheepherders b Tim Horner and Brad Armstrong, Midnight Express (Eaton/Lane) b The Sheepherders, Sting and Lex Luger b Ivan Koloff and Dick Murdoch, The Powers of Pain b Mark Starr and Chris Champion, The Road Warriors b Shaska Whatley and Tiger Conway Jr, Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard b Italian Stallion and Kendall Windham, The Fantastics (Fulton/Rogers) b Al Perez and Larry Zbyszko, The Varsity Club (Rotunda/Steiner) b Steve Williams and Ron Simmons, Sting and Lex Luger b The Midnight Express (Eaton/Lane), The Powers of Pain (Warlord/Barbarian) b The Road Warriors (Hawk/Animal), Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard received a bye to the semi-finals, The Fantastics (Fulton/Rogers) b The Varsity Club (Rotunda/Steiner), Sting and Lex Luger b The Powers of Pain (Warlord/Barbarian), Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard b The Fantastics (Fulton/Rogers), Sting and Lex Luger b Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard to win the Crockett Cup with help from Magnum TA, Nikita Koloff b Ric Flair by DQ (Flair retains the NWA World Title) [Detailed Results].
  • July 10, 1988 – Great American Bash in Baltimore, Maryland: Rick Steiner and Dick Murdoch b Tim Horner and Kendall Windham, Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson vs Sting and Nikita Koloff ended in a NO CONTEST, The Midnight Express b The Fantastics to win the United States Tag Team titles, Steve Williams and Ron Garvin and Jim Garvin and Road Warriors b Kevin Sullivan and Mike Rotundo and Ivan Koloff and Al Perez and Russian Assassin I in a “Tower Of Doom” Match, Barry Windham b Dusty Rhodes to retain the United States title, Ric Flair b Lex Luger to retain the NWA World title when the Maryland State Athletic Commision stopped the match due to the cut Luger suffered during the match [Detailed Results].
  • December 26, 1988 – Starrcade “True Gritt” in Norfolk, Virginia: Kevin Sullivan and Steve Williams b The Fantastics to win the United States Tag Team titles, The Midnight Express (Stan Lane and Bobby Eaton) b The Originial Midnight Express (Randy Rose and Dennis Condrey), The Russian Assassins b Junk Yard Dog and Ivan Koloff, Rick Steiner b Mike Rotunda to win the Television title, Barry Windham b Bam Bam Bigelow by COUNT OUT to retain the United States title, Dusty Rhodes and Sting b The Road Warriors by DQ to retain the Tag Team titles, Ric Flair b Lex Luger to retain the World Heavyweight title, Junkyard Dog won a “Bunkhouse Stampede” match (Including: Abdullah the Butcher, Ray Candy, Eddie Gilbert, Junkyard Dog, Dick Murdoch, Dustin Rhodes, Steve Williams, and others) [Detailed Results].
  • February 20, 1989 – Chi Town Rumble: Michael Hayes b Russian Assassin I w/Paul Jones, Sting b Butch Reed w/Hiro Matsuda, The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) and Jim Cornette b The Original Midnight Express (Randy Rose and Jack Victory) and Paul E. Dangerously in a Loser Leaves NWA match, Mike Rotunda b Rick Steiner w/Scott Steiner, Lex Luger b Barry Windham w/Hiro Matsuda to win the NWA United States title, The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal w/Paul Ellering) b The Varsity Club (Steve Williams and Kevin Sullivan), Ricky Steamboat b Ric Flair with a small-package to win the NWA World Heavyweight title.
  • May 7, 1989 – WrestleWar: Music City Showdown in Nashville, Tennessee: The Great Muta b Doug Gilbert, Butch Reed b Ranger Ross, Dick Murdoch vs Bob Orton Jr went to a NO CONTEST in a Bull Rope Match, The Dynamic Dudes (Shane Douglas and Johnny Ace) b The Samoan Swat Team, Michael Hayes b Lex Luger to win the United States title, Sting b The Iron Sheik to retain the Television title, Ric Flair b Ricky Steamboat to capture the World Heavyweight title (Terry Funk attacked Ric Flair after the match), The Road Warriors b The Varsity Club (Mike Rotunda and Steve Williams), Eddie Gilbert and Rick Steiner b Kevin Sullivan and Dan Spivey to retain the United States Tag Team titles, The Oak Ridge Boys also put on a concert at the event [Detailed Results].
  • July 23, 1989 – Great American Bash in Baltimore, Maryland: Sid Vicious eliminated Brian Pillman to win the King of the Ring Battle Royal #1, Dan Spivey eliminated Steve Williams to win teh King of the Ring Battle Royal #2, Brian Pillman b Bill Irwin, The Skyscrapers b The Dynamic Dudes, Jim Cornette b Paul E. Dangerously in a Tuxedo match, The Steiner Brothers b Kevin Sullivan and Mike Rotundo in a Texas Tornado match, Sting battled The Great Muta to a no contest (Sting retains TV title), Lex Luger b Ricky Steamboat by DQ to retain the United States title, The Road Warriors and The Midnight Express and Steve Williams b The SST and The Freebirds in a War Games match, Ric Flair b Terry Funk to retain the World Heavyweight title [Detailed Results].
  • October 28, 1989 – Halloween Havoc “Settling the Score” in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Tom Zenk b Mike Rotunda, The SST (Samu and Fatu and Samoan Savage) b Steve Williams and The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane), Tommy Rich b The Cuban Assassin, The Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael Hayes) b The Dynamic Dudes (Shane Douglas and Johnny Ace) to retain the Tag Team titles, Doom (Butch Reed and Ron Simmons) b The Steiner Brothers, Lex Luger b Brian Pillman to retain the United States title, The Road Warriors b The Skyscrapers (Sid Vicious and Dan Spivey) by DQ, Ric Flair and Sting (w/Ole Anderson) b The Great Muta and Terry Funk (w/Gary Hart) in a ThunderDome Cage match when Gary Hart threw in the towel (Bruno Sammartino was the special referee) [Detailed Results].
  • December 13, 1989 – Starrcade “Future Shock/Night of the Iron Men” in Atlanta, Georgia: The Steiner Brothers b Doom by count out, Lex Luger b Sting, The Road Warriors b Doom, Ric Flair b The Great Muta, The Steiner Brothers b The Road Warriors, Sting b The Great Muta, The SST (Samoan Savage and Fatu) b Doom (Ron Simmons and Butch Reed), Lex Luger vs Ric Flair ended in a DRAW, The SST (Samoan Savage and Fatu) b The Steiner Brothers by DQ, Lex Luger b The Great Muta by DQ, The Road Warriors b The SST (Samoan Savage and Fatu) to win the Iron Man Tag Team Tournament (Total Points: The Road Warriors – 40 | Steiner Brothers – 35 | The SST – 30 | Doom – 0), Sting b Ric Flair to win the Iron Man Singles Tournament (Total Points: Sting – 40 | Lex Luger – 35 | Ric Flair – 25 | The Great Muta – 0) [Detailed Results].

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