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I was wondering if anything "memorable" in the world of wrestling has happened on Memorial Day.

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I'll see what I can find for Memorial Day cards. Give me a few minutes.

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Memorial Day 1971

5/31/71 Abilene, TX @ Fairgrounds Round Building
The Infernos & JC Dykes beat Jerry Kozak & Benny Wilson & The Lawman (sub Dory Funk Sr) dq
Killer Karl Kox drew Ricky Romero 45:00
Duke Myers beat Ron Paul

5/31/71 Charlotte, NC @ Park Center
George Becker & Johnny Weaver & Argentina Apollo beat Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson & Gary Hart 2/3
1.    Becker & Weaver & Apollo won 1st fall
2.    Hawk & Hanson & Hart won 2nd fall
3.    Becker & Weaver & Apollo won 3rd fall
Sandy Scott beat Matti Suzuki
Rock Hunter & Pampero Firpo beat Jesse James & Luther Lindsey
Danny Miller beat Jim Grabmire

5/31/71 Danville, VA @ City Armory
No dq Match
Brute Bernard & Missouri Mauler beat Paul Jones & Nelson Royal 2/3
1.    Bernard pinned Jones in 10:39
2.    Royal pinned Mauler in 3:25
3.    Bernard pinned Royal
Koa Tiki beat El Gaucho on a 3rd fall dq
Penny Banner beat Belle Starr via pin in 14:56
Les Thatcher beat Butch Jackson via pin in 8:17

5/31/71 El Paso, TX @ Coliseum
Referee Al Lovelock, Russian Chain Match
Dory Funk Sr (sub Terry Funk) beat Ciclon Negro
Lorenzo Parente & Bobby Hart beat Bobby Duncum & Woody Farmer
Harley Race drew Mr Wrestling
Don Duffy beat Chief Little Eagle
Note: Terry Funk was reportedly suffering from a cracked vertabra.

5/31/71 Fort Worth, TX
Toru Tanaka no contest Fritz Von Erich
Pepper Gomez & Mr Wrestling Tim Woods beat Scandor Akbar & Bob Ramstead
Thunderbolt Patterson beat Gorgeous George Jr
Betty Niccoli drew Sandy Partlow
George Scott beat Benji Ramirez

5/31/71 Greenville, SC @ Memorial Auditorium
Masked Marvels beat Gene Anderson & Art Nelson
Jim Dillon & Joe Furr beat Joe Turner & Bill Bowman
Tommy Seigler beat Nick Russo
Bob Griffin beat Johnny Heidman

5/31/71 Memphis, TN @ Ellis Auditorium
Tojo Yamamoto & Jerry Jarrett beat Don Greene & Al Greene to win Southern Tag Title
Len Rossi & Bearcat Brown beat The Alaskans
Gary Martin & Jackie Fargo beat The Samoans

5/31/71 Orlando, FL @ Sports Stadium
Jack Brisco & Bob Roop beat Dick Murdoch & Dale Lewis
Russian Death Match
Great Malenko beat Louie Tillet
Robert Fuller & Ron Fuller & The Grappler beat Ronnie Garvin & Rene Goulet & Original Grappler
Duke Keomuka beat Mr Okuma
John Heath beat Cisco Grimaldo

5/31/71 Shreveport, LA @ Municipal Auditorium
North American Champion Dusty Rhodes beat Grizzly Smith on a 3rd fall COR
Billy Red Lyons & Tom Jones beat Spoiler I & Spoiler II 2/3 to win US Tag Title
Bobby Shane beat Pedro Columbo
Randy Curtis drew Chuck Karbo 20:00

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Memorial Day 1972

5/29/72 Abilene, TX @ Taylor County Coliseum
Texas Death Match
Dory Funk Sr beat Moose Morowski
Dick Murdoch & Moose Morowski & Duke Myers beat Dory Funk Sr & Lord Alfred Hayes & Ray Hunter
Dick Murdoch beat Lord Alfred Hayes
Ray Hunter beat Duke Myers

5/29/72 Birmingham, AL
Al Greene & Don Greene beat Dennis Hall & Oni Wiki Wiki
Sam Bass & The Medics beat Bearcat Brown & George Hultz & Kevin Sullivan
Ron Miller & Larry O’Day beat Corsica Joe & Carlos Montez

5/29/72 Charleston, WV @ Civic Center
Johnny Weaver & Argentina Apollo & Art Nelson vs Brute Bernard & Missouri Mauler & Homer O’Dell
Frank Hester & Les Thatcher vs Billy Hines & Frank Morrell
Johnny Heidman vs Charlie Fulton
Jesse James vs Nick Russo

5/29/72 Charlotte, NC @ Park Center
No dq Match
Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson beat Gene Anderson & Ole Anderson 2/3
1. Hawk & Hanson won 1st fall
2. Andersons won 2nd fall
3. Hawk & Hanson won 3rd fall
The Kentuckian Big Boy Brown & Jim Dillon beat Bill Bowman & Joe Turner
Jerry Brisco beat Joe Turco
Bobby Williams beat Tony Romano

5/29/72 El Paso, TX @ County Coliseum
Chain Match
Terry Funk beat Harley Race
Ciclon Negro beat Eric Rommel 2/3 in 32:55
Mr Okuma & Masio Koma & Dingo The Sundowner ddq Chief Little Eagle & Suni War Cloud & Bill Cody
The Hood beat Bobby Garcia
Mando Guerrero beat Zombie Palacio

5/29/72 Fort Worth, TX
Red Bastien ddq Stan Stasiak in 3rd fall
Jose Lothario beat Mr. Fuji dq
The Spoiler beat Dean Ho
Mike York & Frank Monte drew Billy Red Lyons & George Scott
Mike Paidousis beat Apache Gringo

5/29/72 Greenville, SC @ Memorial Auditorium
Klondike Bill & Nelson Royal beat Rock Hunter & Matti Suzuki
Man Mountain Mike & Abe Jacobs beat Krusher Karlson & Joe Soto
Bobby Paul beat Randy Curtis
Bobby Whitlock beat Angelo Martinelli

5/29/72 Long Beach, CA @ Municipal Auditorium
Billy Graham beat John Birch dq when Birch shoved the referee
Black Gordman & Great Goliath beat beat Dory Dixon & Juan Garcia 2/3
Dory Dixon beat Black Gordman
Chris Tolos beat Masked Vigilantes 2/3

5/29/72 Memphis, TN @ Mid South Coliseum
The Interns beat Sputnik Monroe & Norvel Austin
Robert Fuller & Tommy Gilbert beat The Samoans
Mr. Pro beat Mike Pappas
Eddie Marlin beat Rufus R Jones

5/29/72 Orlando, FL @ Sports Stadium
Louie Tillet beat Paul Jones dq
Mike Graham & Eddie Graham beat Mike Webster & The Professional
Jack Brisco beat Ronnie Garvin
Bob Griffin beat Scorpion
Mike George beat George Harris
Greg Peterson beat George McCreary

5/29/72 Tulsa, OK @ Assembly Center
Mississippi Plowboy won a 7 man battle royal
Ivan Putski beat The Stomper
Dennis Stamp beat Guillotine Gordon
Bob Sweetan beat Silento Rodriguez
Bob Demon beat Joe Hosey

5/29/72 West Palm Beach, FL @ Auditorium
Southern Champion Mr Wrestling Tim Woods vs Bobby Shane
Russian Chain Match
Great Malenko vs Great Mephisto
Bob Roop vs Bearcat Wright
Ron Fuller vs Earl Black
Corsica Jean & Dick Slater vs Tony Garea & Johnny Gray
Smasher Sloan vs Johnny Walker

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Memorial Day 1973

5/28/73 Charlotte, NC @ Park Center
Card canceled due to power failure.
Brass Knuckles Match
Johnny Weaver & Art Nelson vs Gene Anderson & Ole Anderson 2/3
Thunderbolt Patterson vs Mike Dubois
Bob Roop vs Joe Soto
Fabulous Moolah vs Penny Banner
Pedro Columbo vs Pancho Valdez

5/28/73 Fayetteville, NC @ Cumberland County Memorial Auditorium
Jerry Brisco beat Killer Karl Kox
Swede Hanson beat Sandy Scott
Klondike Bill beat Charlie Fulton (sub Mike Dubois)
The Kentuckian Big Boy Brown beat George Two Ton Harris
Scott Casey beat Johnny Heidman
Les Thatcher beat Johnny Ringo

5/28/73 Fort Worth, TX
Blackjack Mulligan beat Ivan Putski dq
Wahoo McDaniel beat Brute Bernard
Billy Red Lyons beat Tom Jones
Ricky Hunter beat Ray Glenn
Jose Lothario vs The Viking
Pantera Negra beat Ramon Lopez

5/28/73 Greenville, SC @ Memorial Auditorium
The Alaskans Mike York & Frank Monte ddq Royal Kangaroos Lord Jonathan Boyd & Norman Frederick Charles III
Ronnie Garvin & Nelson Royal beat Frank Morrell & Buck Robley
Terry Sawyer beat Jim Grabmire
Nelson Royal (sub Sal Lothario) beat Mike Paidousis

5/28/73 Memphis, TN @ Mid South Coliseum
Eddie Marlin & Tommy Gilbert beat Jerry Lawler & Great Fuji (sub Jim White)
Jackie Fargo & Tojo Yamamoto beat Al Costello & Don Kent
Lorenzo Parente beat Mike Brown (sub Great Fuji)
Bobby Hart beat Taro Murasaki
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5/28/73 Tulsa, OK @ Assembly Center
Danny Hodge beat Jerry Miller
The Spoiler beat Grizzly Smith
Tarzan Baxter beat Scandor Akbar
Ali Vaziri beat Ronnie Paul
Don Duffy beat Don Anderson

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Memorial Day 1974.

5/27/74 Augusta, GA @ Bell Auditorium
Ole Anderson & Gene Anderson vs Andre the Giant & Bob Armstrong
US Junior Heavyweight Champion Louie Tillet vs Pat Patterson
Great Malenko vs Pat O’Connor
Big Bad John vs Dennis Stamp
Bob Sweetan vs Steve Keirn

5/27/74 Charlotte, NC @ Park Center
Two Referees
Swede Hanson beat Super Destroyer dq when Super D brought a steel chair inside the ring
Mr Ota & Mr Hayashi beat Sandy Scott & Abe Jacobs
Gene Lewis beat Scott Casey
Frank Morrell drew Billy Ash 20:00

5/27/74 El Paso, TX @ County Coliseum
Russian Chain Match
Jim Dillon beat The Lawman
Western States Tag Team Champions Dory Funk Jr & Ricky Romero beat The Patriots
1. Dory Jr beat Patriot II in 4:44
2. Patriot II pinned Dory Jr after a leg drop
3. Ricky Romero beat one of the Patriots via pin with a jack knife
Western States Champion Karl Von Steiger drew Dick Murdoch
Judo Jacket Match
Akio Sato beat Kung Fu Lee dq when Lee tossed Sato over the top rope
Nick Kozak beat Bob Backlund via pin in 18:45 with an Olympic Roll

5/27/74 Greenville, SC @ Memorial Auditorium
Bearcat Wright beat Mid Atlantic Champion Johnny Valentine dq
Mid Atlantic TV Champion Ivan Koloff beat Paul Jones
Rip Hawk & Ric Flair beat Danny Miller & Nelson Royal
Tiger Conway Jr beat George Two Ton Harris
Les Thatcher drew Pedro Godoy

5/27/74 Long Island, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
WWWF Champion Bruno Sammartino ddq Nikolai Volkoff at 16:41 when referee
Dick Kroll was tossed out of the ring
Fabulous Moolah beat Sharon Brooks in 16:21
Otto Von Heller drew Dean Ho 13:05
Tony Garea beat Ed Sullivan via pin in 12:25
Jose Gonzalez beat Tito Torres via pin in 10:26
Mark Tendler beat Tony Altomare by default in 10:05
SD Jones beat Luis Torres via pin in 13:59
att: 2,661

5/27/74 Memphis, TN @ Mid South Coliseum
Jerry Lawler dcor Ricky Gibson
No Time Limit, No dq, Hair vs Masks Match
Bobo Brazil & Bearcat Brown beat The Infernos
Eddie Marlin ddq Al Greene
Steve Kovac beat Ronnie Blaystein
Tommy Gilbert beat Red Shadow
Lou Thesz beat Pepe Lopez
Joey Rossi beat Melvin Kimble
att: 9,144

5/27/74 Orlando, FL @ Sports Stadium
Lights Out Match
Mike Graham beat Gary Hart
Pak Song beat Dusty Rhodes dq
Don Muraco & Tony Charles beat Bobby Duncum & The Samoan
Tom Jones beat Sputnik Monroe
Les Thornton beat Silento Rodriguez
Sputnik Monroe beat JC Smith

5/27/74 Pine Bluff, AR
Billy McGuire & Benny McGuire vs Mr. Ito & Sung Yung Kung
Siegfreid Stanke vs Don Anderson
Tony Russo vs John Black

5/27/74 Shreveport, LA @ Municipal Auditorium
NWA Jr Heavyweight Champion Ken Mantell beat Buck Robley
Arman Hussian beat Gunga Din
Bull Ramos beat Luke Brown via pin after a body slam
Donna Christantello beat Vicki Williams
Toni Rose beat Joyce Grable
Joyce Brable won a 5 woman Battle Royal

5/27/74 Tulsa, OK @ Assembly Center
Mr Wrestling beat Scandor Akbar
Red McKim drew Terry Lathan
Bill Martinez drew Bob Drummer
Bill Martinez & Randy Tyler beat Chief White Cloud & Chief Thundercloud

5/27/74 West Palm Beach, FL @ Auditorium
North American Champion Buddy Colt vs Eddie Graham
Florida Tag Team Champions Hollywood Blondes Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown vs Ron Fuller & Robert Fuller
Danny Hodge vs Harley Race
Roberto Soto vs Chris Markoff
Hiro Matsuda vs George McCreary
Terry Sawyer vs Lorenzo Parente

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1996: Scott Hall showed up on Nitro

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Graham Cawthon wrote: 1996: Scott Hall showed up on NitroHistorically, that has to be the biggest.

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HBF wrote: Graham Cawthon wrote: 1996: Scott Hall showed up on NitroHistorically, that has to be the biggest.

it was the start of the " Monday Night Wars".

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Believe it or not, when Hall came out I was like "Man, I want to see the rest of Steven Dunn vs Mike Enos". I was a twelve year old smark if there ever was one

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5/27/74 Long Island, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
Mark Tendler beat Tony Altomare by default in 10:05

:?

Can someone explain this result to me?

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khawk wrote: 5/27/74 Long Island, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
Mark Tendler beat Tony Altomare by default in 10:05

:?

Can someone explain this result to me?


Default usually means count out or dq.

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The 18th anniversary of Scott Hall appearing on Nitro is upon us

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I remember a bunch of us were playing wiffle ball across the street and I came home between games to get a soda and flipped nitro on right when this match started.

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Not nearly as big as Scott Hall, but on Memorial Day, 2001, Lance Storm ran in on RAW and super-kicked Perry Saturn, setting off the "inVasion" angle.

Oh yeah...Big Show and Chris Jericho also had a match for the Hardcore Championship on the same show.

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5/31/43 (Memorial Day) – Capitol Arena – Albany
Milo Steinborn def John Melas two falls to one:
*Melas def Steinborn (10:27 – spread-eagle)
*Steinborn def Melas (21:16 – back drop)
*Steinborn def Melas (5:43 – body press & arm lock)
George Marcricostas def Tom George (sub for Danno O'Mahoney) in two straight falls:
*Marcricostas def George (18:27 – flying tackle)
*George was counted out
Note: Abe Yourst vs Tom George was originally advertised.

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5/30/49 - South End Arena - Troy
Argentina Rocca def Kola Kwariani in two straight falls:
*Rocca def Kwariani (backbreaker - 7:46)
*Rocca def Kwariani (backbreaker - 2:56)
Referee Willie Glickman
Tug Carlson def Al Korman (sub for Fred Atkins)
Steve Budynas beat Dan O'Connor by disqualification
Young Bull Montana def Frank Krause (12:51 - press)

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Bump!

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Hulkster vs Bob Orton, 1987.
Superstars of Wrestling.
A rare match with Hulk on free tv.  A rare match that went through a commercial break.  The ropes broke halfway through, which made it even more memorable.  



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