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The answer is the first worked match but who knows when that was or who was in it.

Abraham Lincoln's NWA title loss. He couldn't balance his political career with the demand for more and more defenses in the exspanding American territories so they worked out an elaborate plan to have him drop the strap via screw job so he could still keep his heat. Little known fact, a young Gypsy Joe who was only 20 years into the business at that point worked as the ref.


Lincoln became a huge draw at the presidential level after the Southern states turned heel and kick-started the most over feud in the history of the promotion. The Confederacy had nuclear heat, especially after Lincoln cut a five-star promo at Gettysburg. The only problem is that the blow-off match was a squash.

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