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Obviously the 75 and 78 events are the same; not sure which is the right date.


Pittsburgh, PA - July 30, 1963

WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino & Johnny DeFazio defeated the Fabulous Kangaroos


Toronto, Ontario - Maple Leaf Gardens - July 30, 1964

Hans Schmidt fought Billy Red Lyons to a draw

Arion Lambrakis defeated the Great Mephisto

The Scufflin Hillbillies defeated Lee Henning & the Mighty Ursus

Ray Villmer defeated Ike Eakins

The Beast defeated WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino via count-out


WWWF @ Alexandria, VA ? July 30, 1965

WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Waldo Von Erich


WWWF @ Philadelphia, PA - July 30, 1966

Waldo Von Erich defeated Pete Sanchez

Jerry Graham defeated Ronnie Etchison

Bulldog Brower defeated Louis Cerdan

Johnny Valentine defeated Smasher Sloan

Little Beaver & the Jamaica Kid defeated Sky Low Low & Little Brutus

Tony Parisi defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna via disqualification

WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Prince Iaukea


WWWF @ Washington DC - National Arena - July 30, 1970

Prof. Toru Tanaka defeated Bull Molino

Mario Milano defeated Chuck Richards

The Black Demon defeated Lee Wong

Baron Mikel Scicluna defeated Miguel Feliciano in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match, 2-0

Cyclone Soto defeated Mike Conrad in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match

John L Sullivan pinned Joe Turco

Chief Jay Strongbow, Gorilla Monsoon, & Victor Rivera defeated the Mongols & Tony Angelo


WWWF @ Atlantic City, NJ - Convention Hall - July 30, 1973

Joe Turco vs. El Olympico

Bull Pometti vs. Chief Jay Strongbow

George Steele vs. Manuel Soto

WWWF Tag Team Champions Haystacks Calhoun & Tony Garea vs. Mr. Fuji & Prof. Toru Tanaka

WWWF World Champion Pedro Morales vs. Mike McCord


WWWF @ Escoheag, RI - Stepping Stone Ranch - July 30, 1975

Ivan Putski, Tony Garea, & Dominic DeNucci vs. Butcher Vachon, Waldo Von Erich, & Spiros Arion

Also included midgets and 2 other matches


WWWF @ Harrisburg, PA - Zembo Mosque - July 30, 1976

Jose Gonzalez pinned Johnny Rodz at 14:36

Kevin Sullivan fought Doug Gilbert to a draw

Johnny Rivera fought Rocky Tomayo to a draw

US Champion Bobo Brazil pinned Baron Mikel Scicluna at 5:48

Stan Hansen defeated Ivan Putski via disqualification when Bobo Brazil interfered at 17:40


WWWF @ Escoheag, RI - Stepping Stone Ranch - July 30, 1978

Ivan Putski, Tony Garea, & Dominic DeNucci vs. Butcher Vachon, Von Erich, & Spiros Arion

Also included a midget tag team match and two other bouts


WWWF @ Stuebenville, OH - July 30, 1978

Billy Lyons defeated Vic Rossantini

Baron Mikel Scicluna fought Tony Garea to a draw

Dewey Robertson defeated Joe Abby

Luke Graham fought Ivan Putski to a double count-out

WWWF Tag Team Champions the Yukon Lumberjacks defeated Dominic DeNucci & Johnny DeFazio


WWF @ New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - July 30, 1979

Televised on the MSG Network

Roddy Piper defeated Johnny Rodz

Ted Dibiase fought Hussein Arab to a draw

Nikolai Volkoff defeated Jose Estrada

WWF World Champion Bob Backlund fought WWF North American Champion Pat Patterson to a double count-out

The Fabulous Moolah & Kitty Adams defeated Joyce Grable & Vivian St. John in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match

Steve Travis defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna

Greg Valentine fought Chief Jay Strongbow to a double disqualification at 7:46 in an Indian Strap Match; after the match, the two men had to be held apart by Ivan Putski, Tito Santana, Dominic DeNucci, and Gorilla Monsoon (The WWF's Most Unusual Matches)

Andre the Giant, Ivan Putski, Tito Santana, & Dominic DeNucci defeated the Valiant Brothers & Capt. Lou Albano in a Best 3 out of 5 falls match, 2-1; fall #1: Johnny pinned Santana at 3:02; fall #2: Santana pinned Johnny at 3:04; fall #3: Andre pinned Jerry at 4:02; fall #4: the bout was stopped due to the curfew


Honolulu, HI - Blaisdell Arena - July 30, 1980

Peter Miavia vs. AWA World Champion Nick Bockwinkel

WWF World Champion Bob Backlund vs. Wildman Austin


WWF @ New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - July 30, 1983

Televised on the MSG Network

Tony Garea fought Iron Mike Sharpe to a 15-minute draw

Ivan Koloff pinned SD Jones at 5:31

The Invaders defeated Jeff Carney & Gypsy Rodriguez at 11:27

Big John Studd defeated Salvatore Bellomo via submission at 5:09

WWF IC Champion Don Muraco fought Jimmy Snuka to a double disqualification at 12:29

Andre the Giant, Dusty Rhodes, & Ivan Putski defeated Afa, Sika, & Samula when Andre pinned Samula with a sit-down splash

Sgt. Slaughter defeated Swede Hanson via submission at 12:44

George Steele defeated WWF World Champion Bob Backlund via disqualification at 10:52

Rocky Johnson pinned Don Kernodle at 6:15

Tito Santana pinned Mr. Fuji


WWF @ Poughkeepsie, NY - Mid-Hudson Civic Center - July 30, 1985

Championship Wrestling taping:

All American Wrestling - 8/18/85: George Steele defeated Mike Watson via submission with the flying hammerlock at 5:12

Prime Time Wrestling - 5/5/86: Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Mario Mancini & Ron Dee at 4:25 when Bret pinned Dee following the Hart Attack

8/10/85 - included Don Muraco & Mr. Fuji as guests of the Piper's Pit:

Uncle Elmer (w/ Hillbilly Jim) pinned Bob Wade at 1:11 with a legdrop; prior to the bout, Jim introduced WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan

B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell defeated Bolo & Mr. X at 4:15 when Brunzell pinned Bolo with a dropkick; Johnny V joined Vince McMahon & Bruno Sammartino during the bout to argue why he should be named Manager of the Year

Ricky Steamboat pinned Dan Rymonti at 3:35 with the flying bodypress

Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated SD Jones & Jimmy Jackson at 2:12 when Bret pinned Jackson following the Hart Attack

Paul Orndorff pinned AJ Petruzzi at 2:32 with the piledriver; during the bout, Roddy Piper & Bob Orton Jr. came to ringside, looking to attack Orndorff, but Andre the Giant came out causing Piper and Orton to retreat backstage

Big John Studd, Adrian Adonis, & the Missing Link (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Tony Garea, Joe Mirto, & Matt Sampson at 3:49 when Sampson submitted to Studd's backbreaker

8/17/85 - included Andre the Giant as a guest of the Piper's Pit:

WWF Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo (w/ Capt. Lou Albano) defeated Tiger Chung Lee & Dave Barbie at 3:13 when Windham pinned Barbie with a bulldog

Terry Funk defeated Paul Roma via submission with the sleeper at the 3-minute mark; after the bout, Funk branded his opponent

WWF IC Champion Tito Santana defeated Mike Donnatello via submission with the figure-4 at 3:23; during the bout, Vince McMahon interviewed Capt. Lou Albano after it was announced Albano was in the lead in the Manager of the Year vote; moments later, Freddie Blassie attacked Albano with his cane

Greg Valentine (w/ Jimmy Hart) & Brutus Beefcake (w/ Johnny V) defeated Lanny Poffo & Gary Starr at 2:09 when Starr submitted to Valentine's figure-4; during the bout, McMahon & Bruno Sammartino mentioned that Johnny V was looking to manage Beefcake & Valentine by himself

Don Muraco (w/ Mr. Fuji) pinned Sal Gee with the tombstone at 2:12

Ricky Steamboat & the Junkyard Dog defeated Steve Lombardi & Moondog Spot at 2:33 when Steamboat pinned Lombardi with the flying bodypress

8/24/85 - included Terry Funk as a guest of the Piper's Pit:

B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell defeated Rusty Brooks & Barry O at 1:58 when Blair pinned Brooks with a sit-down splash off the top

Pedro Morales defeated AJ Petruzzi via submission with the Boston Crab at 5:09; during the bout, Mr. Fuji joined Vince McMahon & Bruno Sammartino at ringside to argue why he should be named Manager of the Year

The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff (w/ Freddie Blassie) defeated Keith & Al Diamond at 1:15 when Sheik scored the submission victory with the Camel Clutch

The Spider Lady (w/ the Fabulous Moolah) pinned Susan Starr at 2:45 with a powerslam

Tony Atlas & George Wells defeated Bolo & John Rizzo at 2:36 when Wells pinned Rizzo with a running shoulderblock

Randy Savage pinned Jim Young with the flying elbowsmash at 1:46; during the bout, Bobby Heenan, Jimmy Hart, Freddie Blassie, Mr. Fuji, and Johnny V were at ringside in hopes that Savage would name one of them as his new manager; after the match, Savage thanked the managers for their consideration and then asked that his new manager come to ringside, which the unnamed woman then did (Miss Elizabeth's debut) (Amazing Managers)


WWF @ Troy, NY - RPI Fieldhouse - July 30, 1986

Included Jake Roberts & Nikolai Volkoff


WWF @ Kitchener, Ontario - July 30, 1986

Brickhouse Brown defeated Terry Gibbs

Cousin Luke defeated Moondog Rex

Harley Race defeated Johnny K-9

Adrian Adonis defeated Tito Santana

The Junkyard Dog defeated Don Muraco

Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart


WWF @ Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome - July 30, 1987

Included Tito Santana


WWF @ Ft. Myers, FL - Civic Center - July 30, 1987

Included George Steele


WWF @ Grand Falls, Newfoundland - July 30, 1988

Owen Hart pinned Iron Mike Sharpe; Hart wrestled without the Blue Angel / Blazer costume

Greg Valentine pinned Don Muraco

Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty defeated the Conquistadors

The Junkyard Dog pinned Danny Davis

The Iron Sheik pinned Richard Charland

The Junkyard Dog won a battle royal


WWF @ Buffalo, NY - War Memorial - July 30, 1988

Terry Taylor defeated SD Jones

Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell

Dino Bravo pinned Ken Patera

Andre the Giant pinned Jim Duggan

Bad News Brown pinned Bret Hart

Jim Neidhart pinned Lanny Poffo

Brutus Beefcake defeated WWF IC Champion the Honkytonk Man via count-out


WWF @ Peoria, IL - July 30, 1989

Included Ted Dibiase


WWF @ El Paso, TX - July 30, 1990


WWF @ San Diego, CA - July 30, 1990


WWF @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - July 30, 1990

Haku defeated Jim Brunzell

The Brooklyn Brawler pinned Barry O

Koko B. Ware defeated the Genius

Dustin Rhodes defeated Buddy Rose

WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition (w/ Crush) defeated Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart after Crush interfered and clotheslined Bret

Tito Santana defeated WWF IC Champion Mr. Perfect via disqualification after the champion pulled the referee in the way of Santana's flying forearm

Tugboat & Jim Duggan defeated Dino Bravo & Earthquake after Duggan hit Bravo with the 2x4


WWF @ Portland, ME - Civic Center - July 30, 1991 (7,756)

Wrestling Challenge taping:

According to the 7/8/91 issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Mr. Perfect vs. Andre the Giant was to have taken place at this taping

Jesse Bolt defeated the Brooklyn Brawler

Greg Valentine defeated the Brooklyn Brawler

Prime Time Wrestling - 8/12/91: The Barbarian pinned Jim Powers with a boot to the face at 3:40

Prime Time Wrestling - 8/12/91: Davey Boy Smith fought IRS to a double count-out at 9:37

Prime Time Wrestling - 8/12/91: Marty Jannetty pinned Kato (w/ Mr. Fuji) with a sunset flip at 7:25

The Mountie defeated the Big Bossman

Jim Neidhart pinned Sgt. Slaughter after hitting him with a crutch, handed to him by Andre the Giant

Virgil pinned Ted Dibiase

Sid Justice pinned Typhoon

Randy Savage (sub. for the Ultimate Warrior) pinned the Undertaker

8/18/91 - included Sid Justice as a guest of the Barber Shop:

IRS defeated Sonny Blaze

Ricky Steamboat defeated Bob Bradley

The Big Bossman defeated Jim McPherson

WWF Tag Team Champions the Nasty Boys defeated Mark Thomas & Ross Greenberg

The Bushwhackers defeated Brian Donahue & Kerry Davis

8/25/91 - included Sgt. Slaughter, Col. Mustafa, & Gen. Adnan as guests of the Barber Shop:

The Legion of Doom defeated Kerry Davis & Jim Whitman

Big Bully Busick defeated Mario Mancini

Kerry Von Erich defeated Paul Perez

The Beverly Brothers defeated Duane Gill & Barry Hardy

Davey Boy Smith defeated Steve Richter

Ted Dibiase pinned Phil Apollo

9/1/91 - included Virgil as a guest of the Barber Shop:

The Natural Disasters defeated Chris Michaels & Sonny Blaze

Koko B. Ware defeated Pete Dougherty

Skinner defeated Larry Williams

Mr. Perfect defeated Mark Thomas

Jim Duggan pinned Dick Weeden

Jimmy Snuka defeated Paul Perez

The Berzerker defeated Ray Garcia


WWF @ Bakersfield, CA - July 30, 1992

Tito Santana defeated Kato

Ted Dibiase & IRS defeated WWF Tag Team Champions the Natural Disasters via disqualification

WWF World Champion Randy Savage defeated Ric Flair


WWF @ Santa Rosa, CA - July 30, 1992


WWF @ Dortmund, Germany - Westfalenhalle - July 30, 1993

Tito Santana pinned the Predator

Brutus Beefcake pinned Terry Taylor

Tatanka pinned Bam Bam Bigelow

WWF Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated the Headshrinkers

Owen Hart (sub. for Crush) pinned Papa Shango

Jim Duggan pinned Bastion Booger

Hulk Hogan defeated WWF World Champion Yokozuna via disqualification when Mr. Fuji broke the pin attempt


WWF @ Youngstown, OH - July 30, 1993 (1,100)

Virgil defeated Damien Demento

Doink the Clown defeated Marty Jannetty

WWF IC Champion Shawn Michaels pinned Mr. Perfect

The Bushwhackers & Tiger Jackson defeated Blake Beverly, the Brooklyn Brawler, & Little Louie

The 1-2-3 Kid defeated Rick Martel

Bret Hart pinned Mr. Hughes


WWF @ Oakland, CA - Coliseum - July 30, 1994 (1,700)

The 1-2-3 Kid defeated Quebecar Pierre

WWF Tag Team Champions the Headshrinkers defeated the Heavenly Bodies

Jerry Lawler defeated Duke Drose via disqualification

Lex Luger defeated Crush in a stretcher match

Adam Bomb defeated Kwang

Razor Ramon defeated WWF IC Champion Diesel via disqualification

Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Mabel

WWF World Champion Bret Hart defeated Owen Hart


WWF @ Hyannis, MA - July 30, 1995 (2,200)

Skip defeated Aldo Montoya

Jean Pierre Laffiette defeated Duke Drose

Hunter Hearst Helmsley defeated Phil Apollo

The Smoking Gunns defeated Jacob & Eli Blu

Bob Backlund defeated Man Mountain Rock

Savio Vega defeated Hakushi

Razor Ramon defeated King Mabel


WWF @ Providence, RI - July 30, 1999

The Godfather & Val Venis defeated Mideon & Prince Albert following the Ho Train and Money Shot

Hardcore Holly defeated Viscera

WWF Women's Champion Ivory defeated Tori with a roll up and using the ropes for leverage

WWF Tag Team Champions the Acolytes defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy and Edge & Christian in an elimination match; Edge pinned Jeff Hardy with a spear; Gangrel interfered and hit Edge with a DDT to help the Acolytes win

Ken Shamrock defeated Steve Blackman in a steel cage match when Blackman submitted to the ankle lock

Jeff Jarrett defeated Gangrel

WWF Hardcore Champion the Big Bossman defeated Test in a nightstick match after using the nightstick as a weapon

The Road Dogg defeated Billy Gunn in a dog collar match after reversing the Fameasser

The Rock, Kane, & X-Pac defeated Triple H, the Big Show, & the Undertaker when Rock pinned Triple H with the Rock Bottom and People's Elbow


Curtis Comes Home @ Rostraver, PA - Ice Garden - July 30, 1999

Julio Sanchez defeated Frank Parker

Dominic DeNucci defeated Lord Zoltan

Dick Flannagan defeated Preston Steele

Eddie Guerrero defeated Shark Boy and Billy Kidman

The Public Enemy defeated Beau James & Roger Anderson

Cody Michaels pinned Hugh Morrus

(WWF) Mick Foley defeated Al Snow and D-Lo Brown by locking the Mandible Claw on both men; Foley began the match as the guest referee

(WWF) Chris Jericho defeated Terry Taylor

Shane Douglas, Dean Malenko, & Chris Benoit defeated Tracey Smothers, Tim Horner, & Chris Candido


WWF @ Pensacola, FL - July 30, 2000

Bull Buchanon defeated Al Snow

The Godfather defeated Crash Holly

The Dudley Boyz defeated D-Lo Brown & Chaz and Taka Michinoku & Sho Funaki in a tables match

Kane defeated Chris Benoit

Road Dogg & X-Pac defeated Too Cool

WWF Hardcore Champion Steve Blackman defeated Mideon

Matt & Jeff Hardy & Lita defeated Test & Albert & Trish Stratus

WWF IC Champion Val Venis defeated Eddie Guerrero

Rikishi defeated Tazz


WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - July 30, 2001

Loverboy pinned Andy Anderson with a flying elbow

Chaz defeated the Inferno Kid

K-Kwick pinned Mark Jindrak with a reversal


Billy Gunn & the Big Show defeated Mike Awesome & Rhyno at 3:23 when Gunn pinned Awesome with the Fameasser; Rhyno hit the Gore on Gunn after the match

Justin Credible pinned Scotty 2 Hotty at 3:50 with the superkick

Albert pinned Hugh Morrus with the Baldo Bomb at 4:38, despite interference from Mark Jindrak

Raven pinned Essa Rios with the DDT at 3:54

Raw is War - included the Rock's return to TV as he joined the WWF rather than the Alliance:

Chris Jericho pinned Tazz with a low blow, bulldog, and the Lionsault at the 34 second mark

WWF Hardcore Champion Rob Van Dam pinned Tajiri at 4:21 following the Five Star Frog Splash onto a steel chair

Hurricane Helms & Torrie Wilson defeated Matt Hardy & Lita at 3:23 when Helms pinned Hardy with a roll up after Torrie hit a low blow

Booker T (w/ Shane McMahon) pinned WCW World Champion Kurt Angle in a No DQ match to win the title at 8:16 after Steve Austin interfered as the referee was knocked out and hit the Stunner; after the bout, Angle chased Austin backstage where Austin drove off in his pickup truck

WWF IC Champion Lance Storm & WCW US Champion Kanyon defeated Edge & Christian at 5:28 when Storm pinned Edge after Edge suffered Kanyon's Flatliner onto the US title belt

WWF Light Heavyweight Champion X-Pac pinned WCW Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman at 3:53 with the X-Factor to win the title as Kidman came off the top; both title belts were on the line in the contest

The Undertaker (w/ Sara) & Kane defeated the Dudley Boyz in a tables match at 4:55 when Taker hit a chokeslam on Bubba Ray off the top through a table set up in the ring


WWE @ Charlotte, NC - Coliseum - July 30, 2002

Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Bull Buchanon defeated David Flair & Dan DeNucci


WWE Women's Champion Molly Holly defeated Torrie Wilson

Hardcore Holly pinned Albert with the Alabama Slam

Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo defeated the Hurricane & Shannon Moore when Gunn pinned Moore with the Fameasser

Farooq pinned Mike Awesome with the spinebuster

Billy Kidman pinned Sho Funaki with the Shooting Star Press after reversing a powerbomb attempt into a facebuster


Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Tajiri at 7:15 with a West Coast Pop off the top

Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Mark Henry with an over-the-head belly to belly suplex and the F5

Hulk Hogan defeated Kurt Angle via disqualification when Angle hit Hogan with a chair, while Hogan was distracted by Brock Lesnar at ringside; after the match, Angle pleaded with the referee to not stop the match - since he thought the referee was knocked out at the time of the DQ; moments later, Lesnar attacked Hogan; prematch stipulations stated that the winner would face Brock Lesnar the following week

Rikishi pinned D-Von Dudley (w/ Batista) with the Bonzai Drop, after kicking Batista to the floor; after the match, Batista and D-Von double teamed Rikishi

John Cena pinned Rico; after the match, Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo attacked Cena

WWE IC Champion Chris Benoit & Eddie Guerrero defeated WWE World Champion the Rock & Edge when Rock tapped out to Benoit's Crippler Crossface after being distracted by Brock Lesnar at ringside (Benoit & Guerrero's surprise Smackdown! debut)


WWE (Raw) @ Albuquerque, NM - Pit - July 30, 2004

Jonathan Coachman was the guest ring announcer for the show

Val Venis pinned Chuck Palumbo with the Money Shot

Kane pinned William Regal with the chokeslam

The Hurricane defeated Tyson Tomko

Steven Richards pinned Rodney Mack with the DDT

Victoria pinned Molly Holly with the Widow's Peak

Eugene pinned Triple H with a double leg pickup into a roll over after blocking the Pedigree; after the bout, Triple H and Batista laid out Eugene and William Regal

WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Sylvian Grenier & Rob Conway defeated Rhyno & Tajiri when Sylvian pinned Rhyno with a roll up after Rhyno hit the Gore on Conway

WWE IC Champion Edge defeated Chris Jericho and Batista

World Heavyweight Champion Chris Benoit defeated Randy Orton via submission to the Crippler Crossface after avoiding the RKO; late in the bout, Eugene and William Regal came out to counter the interference of Triple H and Batista

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Randy Savage (sub. for the Ultimate Warrior) pinned the Undertaker

Kayfabe broken twice in this match, as Savage was supposed to be "retired" and UT was allegedly undefeated at Survivor Series nearly four months later.


Hulk Hogan defeated WWF World Champion Yokozuna via disqualification when Mr. Fuji broke the pin attempt

...so when actually *was* Hogan's last appearance of this run?


Eugene and William Regal came out to counter the interference of Triple H and Batista

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WWF @ Sheffield, England - Arena - August 6, 1993 (10,000; sell out)


That was the last show for both Hogan and Beefcake. It may have been Terry Taylor's last as well.

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