On this day in pro wrestling history (July 30): Eddie Graham Memorial Card, Stan Hansen vs. Giant Baba, Terry "The Hulk" Boulder vs. Ron Bass
July 23, 2020 | News | No Comments
By Brian Hoops, WrestlingObserver.com
1930 – In St. Louis for the World’s Title, Jim Londos beat Jim Clinstock to retain the title.
1960 – Gory Guerrero defeated Rey Mendoza for the EMLL-based NWA World Light Heavyweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico.
1966 – In St Paul, Minnesota at Midway Stadium; AWA Tag Team Champions Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher wrestled to a no contest with The Alaskan & Big K, AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon beat Billy Red Cloud via dq and Verne Gagne beat Stan Pulaski
1970 – In Winnipeg; The Crusher & Mighty Igor Vodik beat AWA Tag Team Champions Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon via dq and Paul Diamond beat Dr. X; In Kansas City; Kansas; Rufus R. Jones defeated The Bushman, Roger Kirby defeated Joe Scarpello, Danny Little Bear defeated Boris Kosloff via DQ and Bob Geigel & Pat O’Connor defeated Baron Von Raschke & Harley Race. Attendance was sellout of 4,000.
1976 – In Denver, Colorado; Mad Dog Vachon & Baron Von Raschke beat Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher dq, Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Kim Duk & Buddy Wolff and Larry Hennig beat Bobby Duncum
1977 – Gorilla Monsoon defeated Hartford Love for the WWC North American Heavyweight Title in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
1979 – The Masked Superstar won the Georgia Heavyweight Title from Wahoo McDaniel in Atlanta, Georgia; In Memphis, TN at the Mid South Coliseum; AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Bill Dundee, Southern Champion Ron Bass beat Terry The Hulk Boulder, In a Handicap Match, Ring Enclosed in Wire; Jackie Fargo & Roughhouse Fargo vs Larry Latham & Wayne Farris & Danny Davis, in a Back Alley Brawl; Tommy Gilbert vs Buddy Wayne, Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes vs Jerry Lawler & Randy Tyler and Steve Regal vs Pete Austin. Attendance was 7,618
1982 – In Houston, Texas; AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Dick Slater dq, Tully Blanchard & Gino Hernandez beat Ricky Morton & Ken Lucas and Mongolian Stomper beat El Gran Apollo dq
1985 – Stan Hansen defeated Giant Baba to win the Pacific Wrestling Federation World Heavyweight Title in Fukuoka, Japan.
1988 – In Tampa, Florida; Eddie Graham Memorial Card; Kerry Von Erich beat AWA Champion Jerry Lawler dq, AWA Tag Team Champions Badd Company Pat Tanaka & Paul Diamond beat Mike Graham & Steve Keirn, WCCW light heavyweight champion Eric Embry beat Lou Perez and Danny Spivey beat Dick Slater to win Florida Title
1995 – In Greenville, SC; WCW US Champion Sting defeated Meng,The Nasty Boys defeated Lord Steven Regal & Bobby Eaton and Randy Savage defeated Ric Flair