Daily Pro Wrestling History (11/26): The first Survivor Series

1942 

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Ed “Strangler” Lewis defeated Orville Brown for the Midwest Wrestling Association version of World Heavyweight Title 

1960 

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– Al Costello & Roy Heffernan defeated Johnny Valentine & Chief Big Heart for the United States Tag Team Title (later became WWWF World Tag Team Titles)

1964 Thanksgiving Night

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– Verne Gagne beat AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon by DQ
– Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Rene Goulet & Reggie Parks
– Igor Vodik beat Klondike Bill
– Bob Boyer drew Eddie Sharkey 
– Ivan Kalmikoff beat George Drake

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Sonny Myers defeated Bob Brown
– Danny Plechas defeated The Lawman
– Moose Evans defeated Tiny Mills via DQ
– Rocky Hamilton fought Sailor Art Thomas to a double count out
– Pat O’Connor fought Mike DiBiase to a draw
– Ron Reed defeated The Mongolian Stomper
– Mike DiBiase won an 11-man Battle Royal 

1973

Orlando, Florida:
– Dusty Rhodes beat Great Malenko in a cage match

1974

Tampa, Florida:
– Dusty Rhodes beat Cowboy Bill Watts in a cage match for the Florida title 

Fort Myers, Florida:
– Bob Armstrong beat Mike McCord (Austin Idol) to keep the North American title 

1979

West Palm Beach, Florida:
– Harley Race beat Steve Keirn to retain the NWA title
1981 Thanksgiving Night

St. Paul, Minnesota:
– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Sheik Adnan
– Arm Wrestling: Hulk Hogan beat Jesse Ventura
– Billy Robinson & Tito Santana & Jim Brunzell beat Ken Patera & Bobby Duncum & Jerry Blackwell
– Adrian Adonis drew Buck Zumhofe
– Evan Johnson beat Kenny Jay

1987 Thanksgiving Night

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– Greg Gagne beat AWA Champion Curt Hennig (AWA belt held up)
– Adrian Adonis beat Tommy Rich
– Nord The Barbarian beat Soldat Ustinov
– Madusa Maceli beat Bambi
– JT Southern & Mitch Snow beat AWA Tag Team Champions Original Midnight Express by DQ
– DJ Peterson beat Kevin Kelly
– Nick Kiniski beat Alan West by DQ

WCW Starrcade: Chicago, Illinois: 
– Dusty Rhodes defeated Lex Luger in a Steel Cage match to win the NWA United States Title
– Ric Flair defeated Ronnie Garvin in a Steel Cage match to win the NWA World Heavyweight Title
– NWA World Television Champion Nikita Koloff defeated UWF Television Champion Terry Taylor to unify the titles

Dallas, Texas:
– Shaun Simpson defeated Eric Embry to win the World Class Light Heavyweight Title 
– Kevin Von Erich defeated Al Perez in a Texas Death Match
– Kerry Von Erich defeated Brian Adias

WCW Survivor Series: Richfield, Ohio:
– Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth), Jim Duggan, Jake Roberts, Ricky Steamboat, & Brutus Beefcake defeated WWF IC Champion the Honkytonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart), King Harley Race (w/ Bobby Heenan), Danny Davis, Hercules, & Ron Bass 
– Andre the Giant (w/ Bobby Heenan), Rick Rude, King Kong Bundy, Butch Reed (w/ Slick), & the One Man Gang defeated WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan, Bam Bam Bigelow (w/ Sir Oliver Humperdink), Paul Orndorff, Ken Patera, & Don Muraco 

1988

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– AWA Champion Jerry Lawler beat Wahoo McDaniel by DQ
– Greg Gagne & Robert Gibson beat AWA Tag Team Champions Badd Company Pat Tanaka & Paul Diamond (No title change. Wrong man pinned)
– Sgt. Slaughter beat Iron Sheik by DQ
– Michael Hayes no contest King Parsons
– Jimmy Jack Funk beat Derrick Dukes
– Wendi Richter beat Madusa Meceli to win AWA Women’s Title
– Larry Cameron beat Bert Timmons
– Del Wilkes beat Mike Enos

1994 

WWF Survivor Series: Madison Square Garden:
– Bob Backlund lost the WWF World Title to Diesel (Kevin Nash)

1995

WCW World War 3: Norfolk, Virginia:
– Lex Luger defeated Randy Savage
– Sting defeated Ric Flair 
– Randy Savage won the 60-man, three ring World War 3 Battle Royal

2000

WCW Mayhem: Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
– Scott Steiner defeated Booker T in a Straight Jacket Steel Cage match to win the WCW World Heavyweight Title
– General Rection defeated Lance Storm to win the WCW United States Title 
– Kevin Nash & Diamond Dallas Page defeated Chuck Palumbo & Shawn Stasiak to win the WCW World Tag Team Titles

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