Posted July 7th, 2015 by 1Wrestling News Team

A glimpse of pro wrestling events from this date.
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WWF @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – July 7, 1979 (8,200)
Jose Estrada fought Steve King to a 20-minute time-limit draw
Dominic DeNucci defeated Moose Monroe (sub. for Mr. X) at 7:10
SD Jones defeated Joe Mascara (sub. for Nikolai Volkoff) at 10:02
WWF Tag Team Champion Jerry Valiant defeated Steve Travis at at 13:40
Jimmy Valiant defeated Ivan Putski at 16:31
Tito Santana defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna at 8:45
Hussein Arab defeated Johnny Rivera at 4:10
WWF World Champion Bob Backlund pinned Greg Valentine at 15:22 with a small package; Gorilla Monsoon was the guest referee

JCP @ Greensboro, NC – Coliseum – July 7, 1984
The scheduled Assassin #1 & #2 vs. the Midnight Express (Dargon Twins) match did not take place as advertised
Sam Houston defeated Ali Bey
Tom Shaft defeated Kurt Von Hess
Buzz Sawyer defeated Johnny Weaver
Rufus R. Jones defeated Jesse Barr
Adrian Street defeated Paul Jones via disqualification; there was a 5-minute time limit for the match
Jimmy Valiant defeated Kamala (Kamala’s last appearance)
NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard defeated Ricky Steamboat via disqualification
NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Wahoo McDaniel

WWF @ Philadelphia, PA – Spectrum – July 7, 1984 (15,529)
Televised on the PRISM Network – featured Gene Okerlund & Dick Graham on commentary:
Salvatore Bellomo pinned Moondog Rex (sub. for Don Muraco) at 6:44 after reversing a powerslam attempt into a small package
Georgia Championship Wrestling – 7/14/84: Big John Studd pinned Bobo Brazil at 5:44 with an elbow drop after Brazil missed a legdrop
Superstars of Wrestling – 7/21/84: Greg Valentine defeated Pat Patterson (sub. for Ivan Putski) via submission with the figure-4; after the bout, Valentine again applied the move
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Paul Orndorff at 12:02 with a clothesline and the legdrop; after the bout, Orndorff attacked Hogan until the champion chased him from the ring
Championship Wrestling – 7/21/84: The Wild Samoans defeated Mr. Fuji & Tiger Chung Lee at 21:58 when Afa pinned Lee following a double headbutt after Fuji refused to tag into the match; after the bout, Fuji returned to the ring and attacked his fallen partner until Lee cleared the ring with a kendo stick (Best of the WWF Vol. 15)
Jimmy Snuka (sub. for Rocky Johnson) defeated Roddy Piper via disqualification at 4:37 when Piper crotched Snuka on the top and hit guest referee Red Bastien; after the bout, Piper continued to attack Snuka until Snuka got back to his feet and Piper left the ring
Georgia Championship Wrestling – 7/15/84: George Steele defeated Steve Lombardi (sub. for Tony Garea) via submission with the flying hammerlock at 6:10
WWF Tag Team Champions Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch defeated Bob Backlund & B. Brian Blair at 17:39 when Murdoch pinned Blair after Adonis hit a top rope clothesline as Murdoch held Blair in the air

JCP @ San Francisco, CA – Civic Auditorium – July 7, 1987
US Women’s Champion Misty Blue defeated Kat Leroux
Big Bubba defeated Chris Adams (sub. for Chavo Guerrero)
Barry Windham defeated Black Bart
Florida Heavyweight Champion Mike Rotunda fought Dory Funk Jr.
Jimmy & Ron Garvin defeated Ivan Koloff & Manny Fernandez
Dick Murdoch (w/ Eddie Gilbert) defeated Steve Williams; stipulations stated Williams would get 5 minutes in the ring with Gilbert if he won the match
NWA US Champion Nikita Koloff defeated Arn Anderson
The Road Warriors defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane
NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair & Lex Luger
Dusty Rhodes (w/ Magnum TA) defeated NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard in a non-title steel cage match

WWF @ Davenport, IA – Palmer Auditorium – July 7, 1987 (1,800)
Sika defeated Brady Boone
The Dingo Warrior pinned Steve Lombardi
Ron Bass pinned Outback Jack
King Kong Bundy pinned Hillbilly Jim
Tony Garea (sub. for B. Brian Blair) & Jim Brunzell defeated Demolition via disqualification
Rick Rude pinned Lanny Poffo
George Steele defeated Kamala via count-out

Great American Bash 90 – Baltimore, MD – Arena – July 7, 1990 (10,000; 8,900 paid)
David Sierra defeated Mr. X
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Jim Ross & Bob Caudle on commentary; included Gordon Solie conducting an interview on the platform with Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin regarding their match later in the show against Rick & Scott Steiner; featured Solie conducting an interview on the platform with Sid Vicious, Barry Windham, Ole Anderson, & NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson regarding the match later in the show against El Gigante, Paul Orndorff, & the Junkyard Dog as well as Ric Flair defending the NWA World Title against Sting; included Solie conducting an interview on the platform with NWA US Champion Lex Luger regarding his title defense against Mark Callous and Sting’s match later in the show against Flair in which he predicted Sting to win the title; featured a pre-taped segment in which Solie conducted an interview with Sting in his locker room regarding his title shot against Flair; included a pre-taped segment in which Solie spoke with Flair inside the empty arena regarding his upcoming title defense; Tony Schiavone missed the show due to a death in the family:
Brian Pillman pinned Buddy Landel with a crossbody off the top at 9:45
Mike Rotunda pinned the Iron Sheik at 6:48 with a backslide
Doug Furnas pinned Dutch Mantell with a belly to belly suplex at 11:19
Harley Race pinned Tommy Rich at 6:33 when the momentum of a crossbody off the top by Rich put Race on top
NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane (w/ Jim Cornette) defeated Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong at 18:14 when Eaton pinned Armstrong with an inside cradle after Lane kicked Armstrong in the back of the head as he ran the ropes; the champions were heavily cheered in the match (The Rise and Fall of WCW)
World Championship Wrestling – 7/28/90: Big Van Vader pinned Tom Zenk at 2:15 with a clothesline and splash (Vader’s debut)
Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin at 13:43 when Scott pinned Hayes after Rick hit Hayes with a belly to belly suplex as the referee sent Garvin out of the ring
The Junkyard Dog, Paul Orndorff, & El Gigante defeated Arn Anderson, Barry Windham, & Sid Vicious via disqualification at 8:48 when all three Horsemen threw JYD over the top rope; after the bout, El Gigante made the save and cleared them from the ring
NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Mark Callous (w/ Paul E. Dangerously) at 12:08 with a clothesline after avoiding the heart punch and knocking Dangerously off the apron
NWA Tag Team Champions Doom (w/ Teddy Long) defeated Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson at 15:38 when Reed pinned Gibson with a shoulderblock off the top after Gibson punched an interfering Long inside the ring
Sting (w/ Rick & Scott Steiner, the Junkyard Dog, & Paul Orndorff) pinned NWA World Champion Ric Flair in a No DQ match with an inside cradle as Flair attempted the figure-4 to win the title at 16:05; during the contest, Ole Anderson was handcuffed to El Gigante at ringside; late in the match, Arn Anderson, Sid Vicious, & Barry Windham came out as Flair was caught in the Scorpion Death Lock but Rick & Scott Steiner, JYD, and Orndorff scared them backstage; after the match, Gordon Solie conducted an interview with Sting near the entranceway in which Sting said Flair was the greatest champion of all time (Great American Bash 05The History of the World Heavyweight Championship)

WWF @ Vancouver, British Columbia – Pacific Coliseum – July 7, 1991 (5,500)
Ricky Steamboat vs. the Brooklyn Brawler
Tugboat vs. Koko B. Ware
Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. Paul Roma & Hercules
Bret Hart vs. IRS
Virgil vs. Ted Dibiase
The Legion of Doom vs. WWF Tag Team Champions the Nasty Boys
Davey Boy Smith vs. WWF IC Champion Mr. Perfect
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan vs. Sgt. Slaughter (Desert Storm match)

SMW @ Harlan, KY – July 7, 1994 (250)
The Dirty White Boy defeated Kendo the Samurai (Brian Logan)
Chris Jericho & Lance Storm defeated Steven Dunn & Timothy Well in a penalty box match
SMW Tag Team Champions Brian Lee & Chris Candido defeated Scott & Steve Armstrong
Tracy Smothers defeated Bruiser Bedlam in a dock match

Bash at the Beach 96 – Daytona Beach, FL – Ocean Center – July 7, 1996 (8,300; 6,400 paid)
Jim Powers pinned Hugh Morrus
The Main Event – featured Tony Schiavone on guest commentary, subbing for a missing Eric Bischoff, alongside Dusty Rhodes:
Rick & Scott Steiner defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat (w/ Col. Rob Parker) via disqualification at 5:01when Sister Sherri interfered
Bobby Walker pinned Billy Kidman at 2:00
Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Scott Norton & Ice Train at 2:08 when Morton pinned Norton
Eddie Guerrero pinned Lord Steven Regal at 3:39 with a roll up after Regal thought he had won the match
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, & Dusty Rhodes on commentary; included Gene Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with WCW US Champion Konnan regarding his title defense later in the night against Ric Flair; featured Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Sting, Randy Savage, & WCW TV Champion Lex Luger regarding their match later in the night against Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, & their mystery partner; included Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with WCW World Champion the Giant & Kevin Sullivan, along with Jimmy Hart, regarding their upcoming match against Arn Anderson & Chris Benoit; featured Lee Marshal conducting an interview in the aisle with Anderson & Benoit regarding Hall & Nash and their upcoming match; included Okerlund backstage surrounded by security outside the Outsiders’ dressing room; featured Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Ric Flair, Woman, & Elizabeth regarding Flair’s upcoming US title match against Konnan, during which Flair said he would have both the US and WCW World titles by the end of the following night’s Monday Nitro; included a backstage segment with Okerlund outside the Outsiders’ dressing room, with Okerlund saying he’s heard both men on the other side of the door and the sound of a third man who sounded familiar; featured a video package highlighting the Outsiders’ appearances since Memorial Day:
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Psychosis at 15:18 by reversing a Splash Mountain off the top into a hurricanrana; Mike Tenay provided guest commentary for the match (Rey Mysterio: 619)
John Tenta pinned Big Bubba (w/ Jimmy Hart) at 9:01 in a silver dollars on a pole match after stealing the silver dollars from Hart and hitting Bubba with it
Diamond Dallas Page pinned Jim Duggan at 5:39 in a taped fist match at 5:40 with the Diamond Cutter after causing Duggan to crotch himself on the middle rope; Page’s Lord of the Ring was on the line in the match; after the contest, Duggan used a taped fist to knock Page out
The Nasty Boys defeated Public Enemy in a double dog collar match at 11:26 when Jerry Saggs pinned Rocco Rock after using the chain as a clothesline and then hitting Rock with the chain; after the contest, the two teams continued to fight with Rock putting Saggs through a table at ringside and following with an elbow drop from the apron to the floor
WCW Cruiserweight Champion Dean Malenko defeated Disco Inferno via submission with the Texas Cloverleaf at 12:03following a double underhook into a powerbomb
Steve McMichael (w/ Debra McMichael) pinned Joe Gomez at 6:45 with one hand after hitting the tombstone
Ric Flair (w/ Woman & Elizabeth) pinned WCW US Champion Konnan to win the title at 15:34 with his feet on the ropes for leverage after Woman hit the champion with her high heel shoe as Elizabeth distracted referee Nick Patrick from the apron
WCW World Champion the Giant & Kevin Sullivan (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Arn Anderson & Chris Benoit at 8:01 when Giant pinned Anderson with the chokeslam; stipulations stated the Horsemen would receive a world title shot the following night on Monday Nitro if they won; early in the bout, Steve McMichael attacked the Giant from behind with the Halliburton until Giant chased him backstage; late in the match, Benoit and Sullivan battled their way to the commentary position; after the contest, Benoit and Sullivan continued to fight until Woman came out to try to get Benoit to stop; moments later, the Giant and Hart returned to the ring, with Benoit, Anderson, and Woman then leaving ringside; the Giant then carried Sullivan backstage
Sting, WCW TV Champion Lex Luger, & Randy Savage fought Kevin Nash & Scott Hall to a no contest at around the 17-minute mark when Hulk Hogan appeared, scared Hall & Nash from the ring, and then hit the legdrop on Savage three times, signaling his alignment with them; Luger was taken backstage on a stretcher at the 3-minute mark after his neck was laid across the top turnbuckle and he accidentally sustained a Stinger Splash; prior to the match, Gene Okerlund came out and interviewed Hall & Nash about their mystery third partner, with both men only saying that the third man was in the building; after the bout, a fan attempted to get in the ring but was kicked out by Hall & Nash, with security then attending to the man; moments later, Gene Okerlund conducted an in-ring interview with Hogan, alongside Hall & Nash, during which fans littered the ring with trash; during the segment, Hogan coined the name New World Order to describe the trio of he, Hall, and Nash and said the trash thrown in the ring represents the fans that disrespected him (nWo: Back in BlackWCW Fan Favorites)

WWE (Raw) @ Barrie, Ontario – July 7, 2006
Robbie & Rory McAllister defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch
Harry Smith defeated Rob Conway
WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James defeated Trish Stratus
WWE IC Champion Johnny Nitro defeated Shelton Benjamin and Carlito Caribbean Cool
Randy Orton defeated Jim Duggan
Triple H & Ric Flair defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Kenny, Mitch, Nicky, Mikey, & Johnny in a handicap match
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Edge in a non-title streetfight

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