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a while ago Gary Will posted this list of NWA Title defenses in Toronto 1950-84, would assume St Louis has the most, maybe Charlotte, Tampa? not including AWA & WWWF title bouts which Toronto had many of also

50/01/19        Lou Thesz WCOR Whipper Billy Watson                       
50/03/30        Lou Thesz W Seelie Samara                       
50/08/17        Lou Thesz D Yukon Eric                       
50/09/21        Lou Thesz WCOR Timothy Geohagen                       
50/10/26        Lou Thesz W Timothy Geohagen                       
51/12/06        Lou Thesz DCOR Whipper Billy Watson                       
52/01/17        Lou Thesz WDQ Hans Hermann                       
52/10/23        Lou Thesz WDQ Whipper Billy Watson                       
52/10/30        Lou Thesz D Whipper Billy Watson                       
53/06/04        Lou Thesz W Gorgeous George                       
53/06/11        Lou Thesz W Red Mask                       
53/11/05        Lou Thesz WDQ Lord Athol Layton                       
54/08/05        Lou Thesz WDQ Great Togo                       
54/08/26        Lou Thesz W Paul Baillargeon                       
56/03/01        Lou Thesz LDQ Whipper Billy Watson                       
56/03/15        Whipper Billy Watson WCOR Lou Thesz, to win the title 
56/03/22        Whipper Billy Watson W Gorgeous George                       
56/03/29        Whipper Billy Watson W Wild Bill Longson                       
56/04/19        Whipper Billy Watson WDQ Hans Schmidt                       
56/05/03        Whipper Billy Watson WCOR Hardboiled Haggerty                       
56/06/07        Whipper Billy Watson D Pat O'Connor                       
56/06/14        Whipper Billy Watson W Pat O'Connor                       
56/06/28        Whipper Billy Watson DCOR Yukon Eric                       
56/07/05        Whipper Billy Watson WCOR Dick Hutton                       
56/07/26        Whipper Billy Watson WCOR Dick Hutton                       
56/08/02        Whipper Billy Watson W Dick Hutton                       
56/08/30        Whipper Billy Watson W Mighty Ursus                       
56/09/13        Whipper Billy Watson W Hardboiled Haggerty                       
56/10/04        Whipper Billy Watson W Mighty Ursus                       
56/10/11        Whipper Billy Watson WDQ Mr. Hito                       
56/11/01        Whipper Billy Watson WDQ Mr. Moto                       
56/11/08        Whipper Billy Watson W Mr. Moto                       
56/11/22        Lou Thesz D Whipper Billy Watson                       
57/05/16        Lou Thesz D Gene Kiniski                       
57/11/14        Dick Hutton W Lou Thesz, to win the title                       
57/12/05        Dick Hutton W Yukon Eric                       
58/01/16        Dick Hutton WDQ Whipper Billy Watson                       
58/01/30        Dick Hutton D Whipper Billy Watson                       
58/06/26        Dick Hutton W Wild Bill Longson                       
58/08/14        Dick Hutton WDQ Lou Thesz                       
58/08/21        Dick Hutton D Lou Thesz                       
58/09/11        Dick Hutton D Whipper Billy Watson                       
58/10/30        Dick Hutton WDQ Whipper Billy Watson                       
58/11/27        Dick Hutton WCOR Hombre Montana                       
59/01/15        Pat O'Connor WCOR Lou Thesz                       
59/01/22        Pat O'Connor D Lou Thesz                       
59/01/29        Pat O'Connor W Hans Schmidt                       
59/03/05        Pat O'Connor WCOR Dick Hutton                       
59/03/19        Pat O'Connor D Ilio DiPaolo                       
59/07/30        Pat O'Connor D Don Leo Jonathan                       
60/06/30        Pat O'Connor WCOR Anastas Minasian                       
60/07/28        Pat O'Connor WDQ Whipper Billy Watson                       
60/09/15        Pat O'Connor WCOR Whipper Billy Watson                       
60/11/17        Pat O'Connor WDQ Tiny Mills                       
60/11/24        Pat O'Connor D Whipper Billy Watson                       
61/09/07        Buddy Rogers W Frank Townsend                       
61/11/16        Buddy Rogers WDQ Whipper Billy Watson                       
62/02/08        Buddy Rogers WCOR Bulldog Brower                       
62/02/15        Buddy Rogers WDQ Bulldog Brower                       
62/03/01        Buddy Rogers WDQ Bulldog Brower                       
62/07/12        Buddy Rogers WCNC Bruno Sammartino                       
62/08/02        Buddy Rogers LCNC Bruno Sammartino                       
62/08/30        Buddy Rogers W Bruno Sammartino                       
63/01/24        Lou Thesz W Buddy Rogers, to win the title                       
63/02/07        Lou Thesz W Buddy Rogers                       
63/03/14        Lou Thesz W Bruno Sammartino                       
63/05/09        Lou Thesz WDQ Bulldog Brower                       
63/06/20        Lou Thesz WCOR John Paul Henning                       
63/10/10        Lou Thesz W Johnny Valentine                       
63/11/14        Lou Thesz W Bulldog Brower                       
64/01/16        Lou Thesz D Gene Kiniski                       
64/11/05        Lou Thesz W Professor Hiro                       
65/07/08        Lou Thesz W Professor Hiro                       
65/07/29        Lou Thesz D Whipper Billy Watson                       
65/09/16        Lou Thesz W Johnny Valentine                       
66/02/27        Gene Kiniski WCNC Johnny Valentine                       
66/04/17        Gene Kiniski W Johnny Valentine                       
66/05/29        Gene Kiniski WCOR Ernie Ladd                       
66/10/23        Gene Kiniski W Edouard Carpentier                       
66/10/30        Gene Kiniski WCOR Whipper Billy Watson                       
66/12/04        Gene Kiniski W Edouard Carpentier                       
66/12/18        Gene Kiniski D Edouard Carpentier                       
67/01/01        Gene Kiniski WDQ Johnny Valentine                       
67/03/05        Gene Kiniski WDQ Mighty Igor                       
67/05/07        Gene Kiniski WCOR Mighty Igor                       
67/07/16        Gene Kiniski WCOR Bulldog Brower                       
67/07/23        Gene Kiniski WDQ Tiger Jeet Singh                       
67/09/10        Gene Kiniski W Johnny Valentine                       
68/04/28        Gene Kiniski WCOR Edouard Carpentier                       
68/06/16        Gene Kiniski WCOR Assassin                       
68/06/23        Gene Kiniski W Ernie Ladd                       
68/11/17        Gene Kiniski W Bulldog Brower                       
69/05/18        Dory Funk Jr W Ivan Koloff                       
70/01/18        Dory Funk Jr W Gene Kiniski                       
70/04/05        Dory Funk Jr W Gene Kiniski                       
71/06/06        Dory Funk Jr DCOR The Sheik                       
73/02/11        Dory Funk Jr W Johnny Valentine                       
73/06/24        Harley Race W Pat O'Connor                       
73/09/23        Jack Brisco W Eric the Animal                       
73/12/16        Jack Brisco WDQ Johnny Valentine                       
74/04/21        Jack Brisco W Johnny Valentine                       
74/07/21        Jack Brisco W Tony Parisi                       
74/08/18        Jack Brisco W Dominic Denucci                       
74/09/08        Jack Brisco DDQ The Sheik                       
74/09/22        Jack Brisco W Billy Red Lyons                       
75/03/23        Jack Brisco WCOR Stan Stasiak                       
75/11/30        Jack Brisco LDQ Spiros Arion                       
76/01/04        Terry Funk W Edouard Carpentier                       
76/01/11        Terry Funk W Stan Stasiak                       
76/11/19        Terry Funk W Dominic Denucci                       
76/12/05        Terry Funk W Carlos Rocha                       
77/02/06        Harley Race W Terry Funk, to win the title                       
77/04/03        Harley Race D Ken Patera                       
77/07/10        Harley Race WDQ The Sheik                       
79/04/08        Harley Race D Ricky Steamboat                       
80/04/13        Harley Race D Dewey Robertson                       
80/11/16        Harley Race DCOR Ric Flair                       
81/04/12        Harley Race DCOR Angelo Mosca                       
81/08/30        Dusty Rhodes W John Studd                       
81/11/15        Ric Flair W Harley Race                       
82/04/25        Ric Flair DDQ Harley Race                       
82/06/27        Ric Flair W Jack Brisco                       
82/10/17        Ric Flair W Dory Funk Jr.                       
83/02/20        Ric Flair W Terry Funk                       
83/03/27        Ric Flair W Roddy Piper                       
83/04/10        Ric Flair WDQ Roddy Piper                       
83/05/29        Ric Flair W Greg Valentine                       
83/07/10        Harley Race WDQ Ric Flair                       
83/07/24        Harley Race WDQ Ric Flair                       
83/09/18        Harley Race W Mike Rotundo                       
84/02/12        Ric Flair W Harley Race                       
84/05/27        Ric Flair W Dick Slater                       



    THESZ    29               
    WATSON 17               
    KINISKI    17               
    RACE    11               
    O'CONNOR 11               
    HUTTON    10               
    FLAIR    8               
    ROGERS 8               
    DORY JR 5               
    T.FUNK    4   
    RHODES     1    Total 121

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I'll take a look at St. Louis when I have time. I have the St. Louis record books and I think I've put everything from 1950 onward in my computer files. I don't think Charlotte or Tampa would come close despite running weekly because they didn't become NWA members until much later than Toronto or St. Louis. And the NWA Champion would only come to Charlotte and Tampa at certain times of the year where as Toronto and St. Louis were more regular stops for the champ. That speaks volumes for the power Muchnick and Tunney had within the Alliance.

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Invite Gary here if you want. I know he's been very busy with his real life job the past few years and doesn't post much on message boards anymore.

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was thinking during Flairs early reigns would add on a lot for Charlotte or Richmond, Race & Rhodes in Florida also, as far as the relationships there is some great info on Tunney & Whipper in Tim Hornbaker's NWA history book

haven't spoken to Gary in a while, he adds a lot of stuff to Wikipedia but haven't seen him on the boards

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New York is a possible also. Monthly WWWF title defenses by Sammartino/Graham/Backlund for over a decade.

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As for New York, I dont think MSG will hold the key for most title defenses.  It will just tie with all the other big cites like Bostin, Philadelphia, Springfield, Baltimore and etc..

The Key will lie in the other cities.  Such as Albany, NY.  Or perhaps Portland, Bangor, Worcester, Poughkeepsie and such.  Most do not realize that Albany, NY ran every other week.  The rest of the cards above were running every 3 weeks.  Sad thing is the results for those cities are not on the internet for all to see.  I have been researching the above cities out hard for my Graham record book site, and have been going back in time to the early 70's, as best as I can with the time I have alloted to me on my trips.

A good example would be this.  Bob Backlund won the title on February 20, 1978.  His appearances for the next two months in Albany is:

March 3, 1978  Albany, NY
March 17, 1978  Albany, NY

April 14, 1978  Albany, NY
April 28, 1978  Albany, NY


March 31, 1978  Albany, NY - I forgot to research this date. 

It happens to all of us at times with long hours of researching and driving for hours to get somewhere.  My next trip out I will get the information for that card.  And the two December 1977 matches I missed that might have more Graham matches on, I also forgot.   

So if Bob was on the March 31 card, it would make 5 matches in 2 months.  Where as he would only have 2 at MSG.  Right now he has twice as many defenses built up in Albany.  See my point on why MSG will not be the big key for the WWWF?

Of course I am sure all the Charlotte and Norfolk cites are also not known.

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This is a work in progress. I'll keep adding to the St. Louis list when I have the time.


1/6/50 St Louis
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Wladek Kowalski

1/20/50 St. Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Wladek Kowalski dq

3/24/50 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Whipper Billy Watson dq

4/14/50 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Whipper Billy Watson

8/11/50 St Louis
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat George Koverly in 9:12

10/6/50 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Dave Levin in 20:27

11/3/50 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Buddy Rogers

1/5/51 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Ray Eckert

2/2/51 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Yukon Eric dq

3/16/51 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Buddy Rogers

3/26/51 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat George Koverly in 10:40

4/6/51 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Wladek Kowalski

4/13/51 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Buddy Rogers

4/27/51 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Ivan Rasputin in 15:01

So far 14. I need to check 1949 too.

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10/12/51 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Yukon Eric in 12:24

11/16/51 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Wild Bill Longson in 23:30

12/28/51 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Gene "Mr America" Stanlee in 15:21

1/11/52 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Mighty Atlas in 21:50

2/22/52 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Bobby Managoff in 36:35

3/21/52 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Bobby Managoff in 33:58

3/28/52 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Verne Gagne in 39:50

10/3/52 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Mighty Atlas

11/21/52 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Hans Hermann in 14:40

12/26/52 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Pat O'Connor

1/30/53 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Wild Bill Longson dq in 24:02

2/6/53 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Hans Schmidt

3/6/53 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Bill Longson 15:00

3/27/53 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Verne Gagne in 49:40

5/30/53 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Hans Hermann in 12:48

10/3/53 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz drew Ray Eckert 30:00

10/23/53 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Ray Eckert

12/26/53 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Leo Numa

1/15/54 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Ray Eckert in 27:50

2/27/54 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Chest Bernard in 18:08

3/19/54 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Johnny Valentine in 26:40

4/23/54 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Buddy Rogers in 19:44

5/8/54 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Don Leo Jonathan

8/14/54 St. Louis
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Ronnie Etchison in 21:13

9/23/54 St. Louis
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Lu Kim in 18:17

11/19/54 St. Louis
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Johnny Valentine in 28:00

12/3/54 St. Louis
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Lu Kim

That's 27 more bringing the total to 41.

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1/1/55 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Frank Taylor

1/15/55 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Wilbur Snyder

2/4/55 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Wladek Kowalski

3/4/55 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Wilbur Snyder dq

3/25/55 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz drew Wilbur Snyder

4/22/55 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Wilbur Snyder

7/15/55 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Leo Nomellini

11/25/55 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Ike Eakins

12/30/55 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Buddy Rogers dq

2/3/56 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Pat O'Connor

3/23/56 St Louis
NWA champion Whipper Billy Watson beat Leo Nomellini

4/6/56 St Louis
NWA champion Whipper Billy Watson beat Lou Thesz dq

4/27/56 St Louis
NWA champion Whipper Billy Watson beat Pat O'Connor

5/11/56 St Louis
NWA champion Whipper Billy Watson beat Pat O'Connor

6/15/56 St Louis
NWA champion Whipper Billy Watson beat Hans Schmidt

9/14/56 St Louis
NWA champion Whipper Billy Watson beat Buddy Rogers dq

10/5/56 St Louis
NWA champion Whipper Billy Watson no contest Buddy Rogers

10/19/56 St Louis
NWA champion Whipper Billy Watson beat Wladek Kowalski

11/9/56 St Louis
Lou Thesz beat Whipper Billy Watson to win the NWA World championship

That's 19 more bringing it to a total of 60.

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1/18/57 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Whipper Billy Watson

2/22/57 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Edouard Carpentier

3/22/57 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Fritz Von Erich

8/23/57 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz no contest Pat O'Connor

11/22/57 St Louis
NWA champion Dick Hutton drew Lou Thesz

12/27/57 St Louis
NWA champion Dick Hutton beat Pat O'Connor

1/17/58 St Louis
NWA champion Dick Hutton beat Gene Kiniski

4/11/58 St Louis
NWA champion Dick Hutton beat Gene Kiniski

4/25/58 St Louis
NWA champion Dick Hutton drew Whipper Billy Watson

10/10/58 St Louis
NWA champion Dick Hutton beat Lou Thesz dq

11/7/58 St Louis
NWA champion Dick Hutton drew Lou Thesz

12/26/58 St Louis
NWA champion Dick Hutton beat Edouard Carpentier

That's 12 more giving us a total of 72.

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1/9/59 St Louis
Pat O'Connor beat Dick Hutton to win the NWA heavyweight title

1/23/59 St Louis
NWA champion Pat O'Connor beat Dick Hutton

2/6/59 St Louis
NWA champion Pat O'Connor beat Gene Kiniski

3/20/59 St Louis
NWA champion Pat O'Connor beat Gene Kiniski

4/3/59 St Louis
NWA champion Pat O'Connor beat Gene Kiniski

2/5/60 St Louis
NWA champion Pat O'Connor beat Bob Ellis

4/1/60 St Louis
NWA champion Pat O'Connor beat Gene Kiniski

5/13/60 St Louis
NWA champion Pat O'Connor beat Gene Kiniski dq

6/3/60 St. Louis
NWA champion Pat O'Connor beat Kinji Shibuya

11/18/60 St Louis
NWA champion Pat O'Connor beat Bob Ellis

2/3/61 St Louis
NWA champion Pat O'Connor beat Johnny Valentine

3/17/61 St Louis
NWA champion Pat O'Connor beat Wladek Kowalski

5/19/61 St Louis
NWA champion Pat O'Connor beat Johnny Valentine

8/11/61 St Louis
NWA champion Buddy Rogers beat Ronnie Etchison

10/6/61 St Louis
NWA champion Buddy Rogers beat Bob Ellis UTC

11/24/61 St Louis
NWA champion Buddy Rogers beat Johnny Valentine dq

2/2/62 St Louis
NWA champion Buddy Rogers no contest John Paul Henning

3/16/62 St Louis
NWA champion Buddy Rogers beat John Paul Henning

4/6/62 St Louis
NWA champion Buddy Rogers beat Johnny Valentine

6/15/62 St Louis
NWA champion Buddy Rogers beat Johnny Valentine

11/2/62 St Louis
NWA champion Buddy Rogers beat Edouard Carpentier

That's 21 more which brings us to a total of 93. Should be noted the St. Louis record book is not complete. There are some missing cards.

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2/15/63 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Pat O'Connor

3/15/63 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Dick the Bruiser dq

4/26/63 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Dick the Bruiser

6/15/63 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Bill Miller

10/11/63 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Fritz Von Erich

11/22/63 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Fritz Von Erich dq

12/27/63 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Karl Gotch

2/7/64 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Dick the Bruiser

4/3/64 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Johnny Valentine

5/16/64 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Fritz Von Erich

10/2/64 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Fritz Von Erich

11/20/64 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat John Paul Henning

2/5/65 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Pat O'Connor

4/9/65 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Dick the Bruiser

6/18/65 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Gene Kiniski dq

10/22/65 St Louis
NWA champion Lou Thesz beat Wilbur Snyder

1/7/66 St Louis
Gene Kiniski beat Lou Thesz 2/3 to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship

2/4/66 St Louis
NWA champion Gene Kiniski beat Bob Ellis

4/1/66 St Louis
NWA Champion Gene Kiniski beat Fritz Von Erich

6/3/66 St Louis
NWA champion Gene Kiniski drew Lou Thesz

9/16/66 St Louis
NWA champion Gene Kiniski beat Dory Funk Jr

11/25/66 St Louis
NWA champion Gene Kiniski beat Dick the Bruiser

That's 21 more bringing us to a total of 114.

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1/6/67 St Louis
NWA champion Gene Kiniski beat Lou Thesz

3/3/67 St Louis
NWA Champion Gene Kiniski beat Wilbur Snyder 2/3

4/7/67 St Louis
NWA champion Gene Kiniski beat Pat O'Connor 2/3

6/16/67 St Louis
NWA champion Gene Kiniski beat Edouard Carpentier

10/20/67 St Louis
NWA champion Gene Kiniski beat Fritz Von Erich

12/1/67 St Louis
NWA champion Gene Kiniski beat Wilbur Snyder

1/5/68 St Louis
NWA champion Gene Kiniski beat Edouard Carpentier

2/2/68 St Louis
NWA champion Gene Kiniski drew Edouard Carpentier 60:00

3/16/68 St Louis
NWA Champion Gene Kiniski no contest Dick the Bruiser

5/3/68 St Louis
NWA champion Gene Kiniski beat Bill Watts 2/3 Watts unmasked as Dr. Scarlet before the match

10/4/68 St Louis
NWA champion Gene Kiniski beat Bill Watts

1/10/69 St Louis
NWA champion Gene Kiniski beat Blackjack Lanza

2/7/69 St Louis
NWA champion Gene Kiniski drew Blackjack Lanza 60:00

2/22/69 St Louis
Texas Death Match
NWA Champion Dory Funk Jr beat Waldo Von Erich

4/11/69 St Louis
NWA champion Dory Funk Jr beat Blackjack Lanza

6/14/69 St Louis
NWA champion Dory Funk Jr beat Blackjack Lanza

10/17/69 St Louis
NWA champion Dory Funk Jr beat Gene Kiniski

1/9/70 St Louis
NWA champion Dory Funk Jr beat Dick the Bruiser dq

2/20/70 St Louis
NWA champion Dory Funk Jr beat Baron Von Raschke

4/3/70 St Louis
NWA champion Dory Funk Jr beat Pat O'Connor

6/12/70 St Louis
NWA champion Dory Funk Jr beat Gene Kiniski

10/2/70 St Louis
NWA champion Dory Funk Jr beat Dick the Bruiser

11/20/70 St Louis
NWA champion Dory Funk Jr beat Crimson Knight (unmasked as Bill Miller)

That's 23 more bringing us to a total of 137.

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if I could pick one wrestling city to live in - it would be St Louis 1950-1970

Would think St Louis will be the most, was only looking at NWA cities

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Where St. Louis gets the edge on other NWA cities is in the 1950s. St. Louis was in the National Wrestling Alliance from the very beginning plus champs like Thesz during his first title reign and O'Connor during his reign were based in St. Louis. And Muchnick was the boss/Prez for so many years. It's a built in advantage none of the other NWA cities had.

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1/1/71 St Louis
NWA champion Dory Funk Jr drew Jack Brisco

2/19/71 St Louis
NWA champion Dory Funk Jr beat Baron Von Raschke

4/2/71 St Louis
NWA champion Dory Funk Jr beat Blackjack Lanza

6/18/71 St Louis
NWA champion Dory Funk Jr beat Johnny Valentine

10/1/71 St Louis
NWA champion Dory Funk Jr beat Harley Race

11/19/71 St Louis
NWA champion Dory Funk Jr beat Jack Brisco

1/1/72 St Louis
NWA champion Dory Funk Jr beat Rufus R Jones

2/18/72 St Louis
NWA champion Dory Funk Jr beat Pat O'Connor

4/7/72 St Louis
NWA champion Dory Funk Jr beat Jerry Brisco utc

6/2/72 St Louis
NWA champion Dory Funk Jr beat Johnny Valentine

10/13/72 St Louis
NWA champion Dory Funk Jr beat Gene Kiniski

12/1/72 St Louis
NWA champion Dory Funk Jr drew Rufus R Jones

1/5/73 St Louis
NWA champion Dory Funk Jr beat Harley Race

2/2/73 St Louis
NWA champion Dory Funk Jr beat Johnny Valentine

6/15/73 St Louis
NWA champion Harley Race drew Bruno Sammartino when the 60:00 time limit expired in the 3rd fall

11/16/73 St Louis
NWA champion Jack Brisco beat Terry Funk

1/4/74 St Louis
NWA champion Jack Brisco beat Harley Race on a 3rd fall dq

2/1/74 St Louis
NWA champion Jack Brisco beat Harley Race

3/15/74 St Louis
NWA champion Jack Brisco drew Bobo Brazil when the 60 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall

4/19/74 St Louis
NWA champion Jack Brisco beat Dory Funk Jr 1-0
1. Brisco pinned Dory Jr at 47:20
2. The 60 minute time limit expired before either man could score another fall

6/14/74 St Louis
NWA Champion Jack Brisco drew Dory Funk Jr when the 60 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall

10/4/74 St Louis
NWA champion Jack Brisco beat Johnny Valentine

11/15/74 St Louis
Dory Funk Jr beat NWA champion Jack Brisco dq

That's 23 more bringing it to a total of 160.

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1/3/75 St Louis
referee Bobby Whitlock
NWA champion Jack Brisco beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq for excessive roughness

2/7/75 St Louis
NWA champion Jack Brisco beat Dory Funk Jr 2/3
1. Brisco pinned Funk after a double arm suplex in 16:31
2. Funk beat Brisco with a spinning toe hold in 11:29
3. Brisco pinned Funk in 8:06

4/4/75 St Louis
NWA champion Jack Brisco beat Edouard Carpentier on a 3rd fall COR
1. Carpentier won the 1st fall at 12:48
2. Brisco won the 2nd at 5:37
3. Carpentier was counted out of the ring at 4:52

6/20/75 St Louis
NWA champion Jack Brisco dcor Dick the Bruiser in 3rd fall
1. Bruiser won the 1st fall at 7:07
2. Brisco won the 2nd at 4:50
3. Both wrestlers were counted outside the ring by Special Referee Lou Thesz

8/8/75 St Louis
NWA champion Jack Brisco beat Shohei Giant Baba 2/3
1. Brisco beat Baba in 8:34
2. Baba beat Brisco in 5:00
3. Brisco beat Baba in 4:32

10/3/75 St Louis
NWA champion Jack Brisco beat Rocky Johnson

11/21/75 St Louis
NWA champion Jack Brisco drew Rocky Johnson when the time limit expired in the 3rd fall
1. Brisco beat Johnson in 20:48
2. Johnson beat Brisco in 3:18
3. The time limit expired before either man could score the winning fall

1/2/76 St Louis
NWA champion Terry Funk beat Pat O'Connor 2/3 when O'Connor was unable to continue in the 3rd fall

3/26/76 St Louis
NWA champion Terry Funk beat Jack Brisco

4/23/76 St Louis
NWA champion Terry Funk beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall dq
1.    Bruiser beat Funk in 6:12
2.    Funk beat Bruiser in 4:21
3. Referee Joe Tangaro dq’ed Bruiser at 3:39 for hitting Funk with a press table.

6/4/76 St Louis
NWA champion Terry Funk no contest Gene Kiniski

8/13/76 St Louis
Fence Match
NWA champion Terry Funk beat Gene Kiniski

10/8/76 St Louis
NWA Title Match, Missouri State Title not on the line
NWA champion Terry Funk beat Missouri State Champion Bob Backlund 1-0
1.    Funk pinned Backlund in 46:32
2. The 60 minute time limit expired before either man could score another fall.

11/26/76 St Louis
NWA champion Terry Funk beat Harley Race

1/1/77 St Louis
NWA champion Terry Funk beat Dick the Bruiser on a 3rd fall COR
1. Funk pinned Bruiser in 3:41 with a reverse cradle
2. Bruiser pinned Funk in 4:42 after an atomic drop
3. Bruiser was counted out of the ring by referee Charles Venator in 7:20

2/11/77 St Louis
NWA champion Harley Race beat Superstar Billy Graham on a 3rd fall dq
1. Race pinned Graham after a suplex in 6:30
2. Graham beat Race by submission with a bear hug in 3:02
3. Referee Charles Venator dq'ed Graham for jumping off the top rope on to Race in 3:21

3/4/77 St Louis
NWA champion Harley Race dcor Superstar Billy Graham in 3rd fall
1. Graham beat Race by submission with a bear hug in 4:18
2. Race pinned Graham after a series of head butts in 2:31
3. Referee Charles Venator counted both men out of the ring at 3:02

4/22/77 St Louis
NWA champion Harley Race beat Ernie Ladd

6/17/77 St Louis
NWA champion Harley Race beat Jack Brisco COR

8/12/77 St Louis
NWA champion Harley Race drew Dory Funk Jr

10/7/77 St Louis
NWA champion Harley Race beat Dory Funk Jr

11/18/77 St Louis
NWA champion Harley Race beat Ivan Koloff 2/3
1. Koloff beat Race at 20:32
2. Race beat Koloff at 9:02
3. Race won the third fall when Koloff could not continue


That's 22 more bringing us to a total of 182.

I'm having a bit of trouble with my mouse today so updates will be infrequent to all the threads on this forum until I can get my mouse to move correctly.

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On my website, I've got a page that has all the world title match cards listed for Memphis,(1962-1984). I've included the AWA, NWA & WWWF. Feel free to check them out.

http://www.marksfiles.com/worldtitle.html

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wow I hadn't seen that page yet :shock:

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I've been a little lazy and haven't gotten around to adding the ones for 1985-89 yet, but i hope to in the future.

It's listed under my main menu, look under "Matches", then "World Title Cards". I got "All", "1960's", "1970's" & "1980's".  The ones by decades are for our bandwidth challenged friends (still on dial-up).


I hope it helps,

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Great forum by the way!

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Welcome mj99. When it comes to Memphis, he is the man. If you have never visited his site, you've been missing out. He even published an excellent Memphis record book too.

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Clawmaster is far to kind. There's probably a lot of people who know more about Memphis Wrestling history than i do, but i do continue to try to learn everything I can about it.

thx,

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I didn't realize Bruiser, Snyder & O'Connor appeared that much in Memphis.

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Thanks Chitown,

I was amazed at all the wrestlers that came through Memphis in the 60's as well. I didn't start watching until the mid-70's and the research I did for my site opened up a whole new world for me.

If you haven't seen them, I've got a couple of pages dedicated to both Lou Thesz and Gene Kiniski (local newspaper clippings, photos, etc)

http://www.marksfiles.com/thesz.html

http://www.marksfiles.com/kiniski.html

I've also got some special pages dedicate to non-NWA champs as well. Goto my main menu, select "Misc", then click on "Special". Everyone is listed there. I've got a ton of stuff scanned from the original articles in the 1940's, 50's 60's, etc. There's also original pictures (no microfilm scans here.) Anyways, I hope you enjoy it.

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1/6/78 St Louis
NWA Champion Harley Race beat Dick the Bruiser 2/3
1. Bruiser was dq'ed at 10:37
2. Bruiser beat Race in 1:41
3. Race beat Bruiser in 5:21

2/17/78 St Louis
NWA Champion Harley Race drew Rocky Johnson

4/7/78 St Louis
NWA champion Harley Race beat Terry Funk 2/3
1. Funk pinned Race in 16:02 after a suplex
2. Race pinned Funk in 13:02 after a series of piledrivers
3. Funk could not answer the bell for the 3rd fall

6/16/78 St Louis
NWA Champion Harley Race beat Dick Murdoch 2/3

8/11/78 St Louis
NWA Champion Harley Race no contest Dick the Bruiser

10/6/78 St Louis
NWA Champion Harley Race beat Ric Flair COR

11/24/78 St Louis
NWA champion Harley Race beat Ted DiBiase

1/5/79 St Louis
NWA champion Harley Race beat Dick the Bruiser

3/23/79 St Louis
NWA Champion Harley Race beat King Kong Brody

4/27/79 St Louis
NWA champion Harley Race beat Ted DiBiase 2/3
1. DiBiase pinned Race
2. Race pinned DiBiase
3. Race pinned DiBiase

6/15/79 St Louis
NWA Champion Harley Race beat David Von Erich

8/10/79 St Louis
NWA Champion Harley Race beat Dick Murdoch

10/5/79 St Louis
NWA Champion Harley Race beat King Kong Brody

11/23/79 St Louis
NWA Champion Harley Race beat Gene Kiniski

1/4/80 St Louis
NWA Champion Harley Race drew David Von Erich

2/22/80 St Louis
NWA Champion Harley Race beat Kevin Von Erich

3/28/80 St Louis
NWA Champion Harley Race no contest Ric Flair

4/25/80 St Louis
NWA Champion Harley Race beat Ric Flair

6/13/80 St Louis
NWA Champion Harley Race beat Rocky Johnson

8/8/80 St Louis
NWA Champion Harley Race beat Ken Patera

10/3/80 St Louis
NWA Champion Harley Race beat David Von Erich

11/7/80 St Louis
NWA Champion Harley Race beat WWF Champion Bob Backlund dq

1/2/81 St Louis
NWA Champion Harley Race beat Ken Patera

2/6/81 St Louis
Ted DiBiase beat NWA Champion Harley Race dq

3/20/81 St Louis
NWA Champion Harley Race beat Dick the Bruiser

4/24/81 St Louis
NWA Champion Harley Race drew Ric Flair when the time limit expired in the 3rd fall
1. Flair beat Race by submission with the figure four leg lock in 35:01
2. Race pinned Flair with an inside cradle in 7:02
3. The time limit expired before either man could score the deciding fall

6/12/81 St Louis
NWA Champion Harley Race beat Ted DiBiase 2/3
1. DiBiase beat Race in 16:01
2. Race beat DiBiase in 9:04
3. Race beat DiBiase in 1:54

8/7/81 St Louis
NWA Champion Dusty Rhodes beat Ric Flair

10/2/81 St Louis
NWA Champion Ric Flair drew Harley Race

11/20/81 St Louis
NWA Champion Ric Flair beat David Von Erich

12/4/81 St Louis
NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Jack Brisco

There were also two Non Title matches involving NWA Champion Harley Race. Race lost a Cage Match to Dick The Bruiser which gave Bruiser a title shot on the next card and Race lost a handicap match to Bruiser & Ken Patera which gave Patera a title shot on the next card.

31 more Title matches bringing us to a total of 212.

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1/1/82 St Louis
NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Dusty Rhodes 2/3

3/26/82 St Louis
NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Dick the Bruiser

4/30/82 St Louis
NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Gene Kiniski

6/12/82 St Louis
NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Dick the Bruiser

8/6/82 St Louis
NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Dory Funk Jr

10/8/82 St Louis
Harley Race beat NWA Champion Ric Flair (one fall only, no title change)

11/19/82 St Louis
NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Ken Patera

1/1/83 St Louis
NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Bruce Reed (one fall only)

2/11/83 St Louis
NWA Champion Ric Flair drew King Kong Brody when the 60 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
1. Brody pinned Flair in 4:21
2. Brody was counted out of the ring around the 46 minute mark
3. The time limit expired before either man could score the winning fall

3/25/83 St Louis
NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Kerry Von Erich

4/29/83 St Louis
NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Crusher Blackwell COR

6/10/83 St Louis
Harley Race beat Ric Flair to win the NWA Title

8/5/83 St Louis
NWA Champion Harley Race beat Ric Flair

10/8/83 St Louis
NWA Champion Harley Race beat Hulk Hogan dq when Hogan tossed Race over the top rope

11/25/83 St Louis
NWA Champion Ric Flair beat David Von Erich

1/6/84 St Louis
NWA Champion Ric Flair beat King Kong Brody dq

2/17/84 St Louis
NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Barry Windham

3/10/84 St Louis
NWA Champion Ric Flair ddq King Kong Brody

4/13/84 St Louis
NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Harley Race

6/1/84 St Louis
NWA Champion Ric Flair drew Kerry Von Erich

6/22/84 St Louis
NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Wahoo McDaniel

8/3/84 St Louis
NWA Champion Ric Flair drew Kerry Von Erich

9/14/84 St Louis
NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Harley Race

11/16/84 St Louis
NWA Champion Ric Flair no contest King Kong Brody


24 more NWA Title Matches bringing the total to 236.

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No problem. St. Louis and Toronto are two of the most interesting wrestling cities to me because they had so many guys from different promotions appear on their cards. Houston was like that for a time too but I haven't seen nearly the amount of research on Houston that I've seen on Toronto and St. Louis.

On a personal note, Robert VanKavelaar is publishing another edition of Florida Mats Wars. It will cover the year 1980. I'm totally geeked out about getting a copy when RVK gets everything finished. I'll try to get RVK aka bunkhouse and Missin Gordon Solie here to post.

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 Here are the NWA title defenses for Minneapolis and St. Paul. As you can see the Twin Cities were NWA towns up till late 1959.

Jan. 3, 1950 Minneapolis Att.3, 500

Lou Thesz (c) and Enrique Torres (subbing for Butch Levy) drew 60:00

Feb. 21, 1950 Minneapolis Att.-7,200

Lou Thesz (c) pinned Enrique Torres 33:51

May 30, 1950 Minneapolis Att.-5,281

Lou Thesz over Bronko Nagurski by countout 23:41

June 6, 1950 Minneapolis Att.-8,197

Bronko Nagurski and Lou Thesz drew 60:00 ref Wally Karbo

Oct. 31, 1950 Minneapolis Att.-6,190

Lou Thesz(c) over Hans Schnabel by dq

March 2, 1951 St. Paul Armory Att.-2,307

Lou Thesz (c) over Hans Hermann by countout

April 3, 1951 Minneapolis Att.-7,854

Vern Gagne and Lou Thesz (c) drew 60:00

June 26, 1951 Minneapolis Att.-9,146

Lou Thesz (c) defeated Bronko Nagurski 21:41 ref Jack Morgan

Oct. 30, 1951 Minneapolis Att.-4,436

Lou Thesz (c) over Pat O'Connor 29:07

April 15, 1952 Minneapolis Att.-7,344

Lou Thesz (c) pinned Bronko Nagurski 19:31

June 24, 1952 Minneapolis Att.-8,236

Lou Thesz (c) pinned Bronko Nagurski 23:18

Dec. 23, 1952 Minneapolis Att.-6,581

Lou Thesz (c) pinned Paul Baillargeon 25:16

Feb. 20, 1953 St. Paul Armory Att.-3,318

Lou Thesez (c) (managed by Ed "Strangler" Lewis) and Paul Baillargeon drew 60:00

April 18, 1953 St. Paul Auditorium Att.-7,172

Lou Thesz (c) pinned Paul Baillargeon 21:04 ref Bob Foster

April 21, 1953 Minneapolis Att.-6,488

Lou Thesz (c) pinned Bronko Nagurski 22:00

June. 30, 1953 Minneapolis Att.-8,641

Verne Gagne and Lou Thesz (c) drew 60:00 ref Bob Foster

Sept. 15, 1953 Minneapolis Att.-3,837

Lou Thesz (c) over Kinji Shibuya by dq 15:30 Shibuya throw salt in Thesz's eyes. Ref Bill Kuusisto called a halt to the proceedings.

Dec. 29, 1953 Minneapolis Att.-8,166

Lou Thesz (c) and Pat O'Connor drew 60:00

March 2, 1954 Minneapolis Att.-6,950

Lou Thesz (c) over Paul Baillargeon by countout

May 1, 1954 St. Paul Auditorium Att.-8,880 gate-$16,377.50

Lou Thesz (c) over Kinji Shibuya by dq 21:34 ref Joe Louis Hard Boiled Haggerty seconded Shibuya

Sept. 21, 1954 Minneapolis Att.-5,238

Lou Thesz (c) and Pat O'Connor drew 60:00

Nov. 30, 1954 Minneapolis Att.-5,399

Lou Thesz (c) over Hard Boiled Haggerty by dq 29:40

Jan. 18, 1955 Minneapolis Att.-6,347

Lou Thesz (c) and Hard Boiled Haggerty drew 60:00

April 30, 1955 St. Paul Armory Att.-3,379

Lou Thesz (c) over Hard Boiled Haggerty by dq 27:49

May 3, 1955 Minneapolis Att.-2,810

Lou Thesz (c) pinned Fred Atkins 22:25

Dec. 3, 1955 St. Paul Auditorium Att.-3,495 snowed

Lou Thesz (c) pinned Kinji Shibuya 20:23 Thesz used a Graeco -Roman back drop, the hold which ended the career of Cliff Gustafson

Feb. 14, 1956 Minneapolis Att.-4,280

Lou Thesz (c) and Butch Levy drew 60:00

June 19, 1956 Minneapolis Att.-2,945

Whipper Bill Watson (c) over Lord Athol Layton 23:38

Oct. 23, 1956 Minneapolis Att.-2,984

Whipper Bill Watson (c) over Fritz von Erich and Karl von Schober by dq 11:17 ref Jack Morgan (Watson was to face Yukon Eric, but Eric showed up with 2 broken fingers)

Jan. 15, 1957 Minneapolis Att.-4,219

Lou Thesz (c) over Hard Boiled Haggerty by dq for refusing to break an illegal hold 22:15 (ref Bearcat Wright)

Jan. 26, 1957 St. Paul Armory Att.-2,431 gate-$5,759.70

Lou Thesz (c) and Ivan Kalmikoffs was a double countout (ref Bronko Nagurski) Sam Muchnick was at ringside

May 14, 1957 Minneapolis Att.-2,974

Lou Thesz (c) over Butch Levy

Nov. 12, 1957 Minneapolis Att.-3,289

Lou Thesz (c) and Buddy (Nature Boy) Rogers was a 60:00 draw

Dec. 7, 1957 St. Paul Armory Att.-3,103

Dick Hutton (c) over Kinji Shibuya 21:35 (ref Jack Pesek)

Dec. 10, 1957 Minneapolis Att.-2,546

Dick Hutton (c) and Hard Boiled Haggerty drew 60:00

Feb. 18, 1958 Minneapolis Att.-2,495

Dick Hutton (c) pinned Paul Baillargeon 33:20

April 19, 1958 St. Paul Armory Att.-1,988

Dick Hutton (c) over Hard Boiled Haggerty by dq 24:25

July 29, 1958 Minneapolis Att.-2,920

Dick Hutton (c) and Ilio DiPaolo drew 60:00

Sept. 16, 1958 Minneapolis Att.-2,510

Dick Hutton (c) pinned Joe Pazandak 35:00

Sept. 19, 1958 St. Paul Armory Att.-1,890

Dick Hutton (c) pinned Ilio DiPaolo 26:37

Oct. 21, 1958 Minneapolis Att.-3,166

Dick Hutton (c) vs Lou Thesz drew when neither could make the 20 count

Jan. 6, 1959 Minneapolis

Dick Hutton (c) over Mitsu Arakawa by dq for throwing salt in Hutton's eyes

Jan. 31, 1959 St. Paul Armory Att.-2,427

Pat O'Connor (c) stopped Mitsu Arakawa with a reverse cradle rock 18:10

Feb. 5, 1959 Minneapolis Att.-2,089

Pat O'Connor (c) defeated Mighty Ursus

March 10, 1959 Minneapolis Att.-2,500

Pat O'Connor (c) defeated Hans Schmidt

April 25, 1959 St. Paul Armory Att.-2,141

Pat O'Connor (c) over Karol Kalmikoff (subbing for Dick Hutton) (ref Butch Levy)

June 30, 1959 Minneapolis Att.-2,919

Pat O'Connor (c) over Kinji Shibuya (ref Wally Karbo)

Aug. 25, 1959 Minneapolis Att.-2,516

Pat O'Connor (c) over Kinji Shibuya 22:15

Oct. 15, 1959 Minneapolis Att.-3,322

Pat O'Connor (c) and Frank Townsend drew 60:00

Oct. 17, 1959 St. Paul Armroy Att.-2,597

Pat O'Connor (c) over Joe Pazandak by dq for knocking out the referee Larry Hennig

 



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