Daily Pro Wrestling History (11/22): Ric Flair vs. Dusty Rhodes at Starrcade 1984

1922 

Melbourne, Australia:
– Billy Meeske defeated Joe Bailey in a tournament final to win the vacant Australian Heavyweight Title 

1950 

Los Angeles, California:
– Baron Michele Leone defeated Enrique Torres to become recognized World Heavyweight Champion in Los Angeles and the Pacific Northwest

1954 

Los Angeles, California:
– Lord James Blears & Joe Pazanadak defeated Gene Kiniski and John Tolos for the NWA International Television Tag Team Titles

1955 

Tokyo, Japan:
– Rikidozan defeated King Kong in a tournament final to become the first All Asia Heavyweight Champion  

1960 

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
– George Eakin won the Madison Wrestling Club Heavyweight Title from Bob Brown

1961

Honolulu, Hawaii:
– Lord James Blears & Neff Maivia won the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Title by defeating Shoulders Newman and Ted Travis 

1962

Jacksonville, Florida:
– The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello & Roy Heffernan) defeated Tony Baillargeon & Maurice Lapoine for the Florida version of the NWA World Tag Team Title

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Moose Evans in 2 out of 3 falls
– Battle of the K(C)rushers, Loser no longer can use the name K(C)rusher: Crusher beat Krusher Stan Kowalski 
– Farmer Pete & Nan Regen beat Pee Wee James & Mars Monroe
– Jack Lanza beat George Cannon 

1963

Mobile, Alabama:
– Billy Hines defeated Mickey Sharpe to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title 

1968 

Atlanta, Georgia:
– The Assassins (Tom Renesto & Jody Hamilton) defeated Ramon & Alberto Torres for the NWA Georgia Tag Team Title 

Dothan, Alabama:
– Rocket & Flash Monroe defeated Don Carson & Dick Dunn to win the NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Title 

1969 

Atlanta, Georgia:
– Joe Scarpa (Chief Jay Strongbow) defeated Assassin #2 (Tom Renesto) in a tournament final to become the first NWA Georgia Television Champion

1972 

Birmingham, Alabama:
– Bob Kelly won the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Championship by defeating The Wrestling Pro 

Mobile, Alabama:
– Rocket & Flash Monroe defeated Rip Tyler & Eddie Sullivan to win the Gulf Coast version of the NWA United States Tag Team Title

Tampa, Florida:
– Tim Woods beat Buddy Colt with Big Bad John as ref to win the Southern title 

1973

St. Paul, Minnesota:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Billy Robinson & Geoff Portz 2 in out of 3 falls
– Ken Patera beat Superstar Billy Graham
– Larry Heiniemi & Buddy Wolff beat Reggie Parks & Tony Rocco
– Rene Goulet drew Billy Red Cloud
– Big K drew Ric Flair

1974

Los Angeles, California:
– Pampero Firpo defeated John Tolos for the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title 

1976 

West Palm Beach, Florida:
– “Superstar” Billy Graham defeated Dusty Rhodes for the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title

1978 

Honolulu, Hawaii:
– Mando Guerrero defeated Larry Sharpe for the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title 

1979 

Bowling Green, Kentucky:
– Tojo Yamamoto, Bobby Eaton & Secret Weapon defeated George Gulas, Ken Lucas & Joey Rossi for the NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Title 

Kansas City, Kansas:
– The Avenger defeated The Turk to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title 

1980 

Atlanta, Georgia:
– Judy Martin defeated Princess Little Heart for the NWA United States Women’s Title 

1982

West Palm Beach, Florida:
– Kevin Sullivan defeated Dusty Rhodes for the Florida version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 

1984 

NWA Starrcade: Greensboro, North Carolina: Attendance was 16,000
– NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Dusty Rhodes to retain the title
– Tully Blanchard defeated Ricky Steamboat to retain the NWA TV Title
– Wahoo McDaniel defeated Superstar Billy Graham to retain the NWA US title
– Ivan and Nikita Koloff defeated Ole Anderson and Keith Larson (with Don Kernodle)

Birmingham, Alabama:
– Jimmy Golden defeated Austin Idol for the NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Title 

Bayaman, Puerto Rico:
– Invaders I & III win the vacant WWC Tag Team Title by defeating Super Medico I & Black Gordman

Kansas City, Kansas: afternoon show attendance was 1,600
– Jerry Blackwell won battle royal
– Fabulous Freebirds Michael Hayes & Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts no contest Road Warriors & Paul Ellering
– Handicap Match: Jerry Blackwell beat Tug Taylor & Mike Pagel
– Marty Jannetty beat Missing Link
– Bulldog Bob Brown & King Parsons beat King Kong Bundy & Hacksaw Higgins by DQ
– Mr. Pogo beat Dave Peterson
– Candi Devine beat Princess Jasmine

St. Paul, Minnesota: evening show attendance was 16,000
– AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors beat Boom Boom Bundy & Jerry Blackwell
– AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Billy Robinson
– Cage match: Greg Gagne beat Sheik Adnan by DQ
– Mr. Saito drew Curt Hennig
– Fabulous Ones beat Luke Graham & Steve Regal
– Jimmy Garvin beat Steve O
– Cowboy Lang & Little Koko beat Lord Littlebrook & Little Tokyo

Dallas, Texas:
– Mike Von Erich defeated WCCW Champion Gino Hernandez by DQ
– Chris Adams defeated Kevin Von Erich in a no DQ match
– The Fantastics, Tommy Rogers & Buddy Fulton defeated Norvell Austin and Koko Ware to retain the WCCW Tag Team Titles

1987 

Memphis, Tennessee:
– The Midnight Rockers (Marty Janetty & Shawn Michaels) defeated The Rock ‘n’ Roll RPMs (Mike Davis & Tommy Lane) to win the AWA Southern Tag Team Title 

1989 

Mexico City, Mexico:
– Big Van Vader defeated Canek for the Universal Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title 

1991 

Dallas, Texas:
– John Tatum & Rod Price defeated Steve Simpson in a handicap match to win the Global Wrestling Federation Tag Team Titles

1992

Tokyo, Japan:
– Ultimo Dragon defeated El Samurai for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title 
– Scott Norton & Tony Halme (later known as Ludvig Borga in the WWF) defeated The Steiner Brothers to win the the IWGP World Tag Team Titles

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Jeff Jarrett won a Battle Royal to win the USWA Unified Heavyweight Title 

1993

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Buddy Landell defeated Jeff Jarrett for the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title 

1995

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Tex Slazenger defeated Brian Christopher for the vacant USWA Heavyweight Title 

1998

Auburn Hills, Michigan:
– Billy Kidman defeated Juventud Guerrera to win the WCW Cruiserweight Title

1999 

Auburn Hills, Michigan:
– Creative Control (Patrick & Gerald [The Harris Brothers]) defeated The Filthy Animals (Konnan and Billy Kidman) to win the WCW World Tag Team Titles

2003

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– Raven defeated Justin Credible for the 3PW Heavyweight Title 

2010 

WWE Monday Night Raw: 
– The Miz captured the WWE championship after cashing in his Money in the Bank contract and defeating Randy Orton

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