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NWA  WORLD TITLE  

 

Magnum T.A. defeats Terry Funk on January 31, 1985 in the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, MO to win the vacated title in a one night 16 man tournament

Tully Blanchard defeats Magnum T.A. on September 7, 1985 at the Tulsa Fairgrounds Arena, in Tulsa Oklahoma at Wrestlefest 85.  

 

NWA WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE

 

Hacksaw Butch Reed & Steve "Dr. Death" Williams defeat The Hart Foundation on Feb. 20, 1985 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to win the vacated title in an 8 team tourny

Harley Race & Larry Zbyszko defeated Hacksaw Butch Reed & Steve "Dr. Death" Williams on May 14, 1985 in Oklahoma City at the Myriad 

Ted Dibiase & Dr. Death Steve Williams w/ Baby Doll defeated Larry Zbyszko & Harley Race on September 7, 1985 at the Tulsa Fairgrounds Arena, in Tulsa Oklahoma at Wrestlefest 85.  

 

NWA NORTH AMERICAN TITLE

 

Kevin VonErich enters the NWA after Mid-South closed as the fictitious North American Tag Champs on March 12, 1985

Jimmy Garvin defeated Kevin VonErich on May 7, 1985 in New Orleans in the Municipal Auditorium

Austin Idol defeated Jimmy Garvin on September 7, 1985 at the Tulsa Fairgrounds Arena, in Tulsa Oklahoma at Wrestlefest 85.  

 

NWA NORTH AMERICAN TAG TEAM TITLE

 

The Fabulous Ones (Keirn and Lane) enter the NWA after Mid-South closed as the fictitious North American Tag Champs on March 12, 1985

The Midnight Express (Condrey & Lane) managed by Jim Cornette defeat the Fabulous Ones on April 23, 1985 in the Municipal Auditorium in New Orleans

The Hart Foundation (Brett Hart & Jim Neidhart) defeat the Midnight Express on May 21, 1985 in The Riverside Centroplex in Baton Rouge, Louisiana,  

The Midnight Express managed by Jim Cornette defeat the Hart Foundation on July 5, 1985 at the Great American Bash in the Bay Center in Pensacola, Florida.  

The Rock n Roll Express defeated the Midnight Express on October, 6, 1985 at Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, Missouri

 

NWA WORLD TELEVISION TITLE

 

Jesse Ventura defeated Ron Garvin on April 11, 1985 in Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Missouri to become the first champ.

Dusty Rhodes defeated Jesse Ventua on July 12, 1985 in Irish McNeil's Boys Club in Shreveport, Louisiana.  

 

NWA  WORLD JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE  

Keith Hart defeated Tim Horner to win the vacated title on September 7, 1985 at the Tulsa Fairgrounds Arena, in Tulsa Oklahoma at Wrestlefest 85.  

 

NWA  WOMEN'S WORLD TITLE  

The Fabulous Moolah enters the NWA with the belt in June of 1985

Misty Blue Simmes defeats  the Fabulous Moolah on July 5, 1985 at the Great American Bash in the Bay Center in Pensacola, Florida.  

Wendy Richter defeats Misty Blue Simmes on September 8, 1985 at the Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston, Texas.

 

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MID-ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING TITLE HISTORY

 

*All titles previously held in Atlantic Coast Championship Wrestling are vacated and now defunct, as of December 31st, 1984

 

MID-ATLANTIC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

Reverend Jimmy Valiant (1/12/85) - Worldwide Wrestling

MID-ATLANTIC TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

The British Bulldogs (1/4/85) - House Show in Norcross, GA

UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

The Iron Sheik (1/5/85) - Worldwide Wrestling

MID-ATLANTIC TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP

Jimmy Golden (1/18/85) - House Show

Boomer Lynch (1/11/85) - Wins a Fatal 4-Way at Clash of the Champions

 

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American Wrestling Association Title History:

 

AWA World Heavyweight Championship:

Hulk Hogan:  defeated Nick Bockwinkle:  April 24, 1983 in Minneapolis, MN

Jerry Lawler defeated Hulk Hogan:  January 23, 1984 in Memphis, TN

Hulk Hogan (2):  defeated Jerry Lawler: March 23,1984 in Calgary at the Saddledome

Ted DiBiase:  defeated Hulk Hogan:  July 8, 1984 in Atlanta at the Omni

 

AWA World Tag Team Championship:

The Sheiks (Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell) with Sheik Adnan Al Kassie defeated the High Flyers (Jim Brunzell & Greg Gagne):  6/26/1983 in Minneapolis, MN

The Road Warriors (Animal & Hawk) with Paul Ellering: defetaed the Sheiks on 3/23/1984 in Calgary at the Saddledome

Shaska Whatley & Tiger Conway Jr. defeated the Road Warriors on August 25, 1984 in New Orleans, Louisiana in the Superdome at the Battle of New Orleans.

Stripped of titles on December 30, 1984 for refusing to defend the titles.

 

AWA National Heavyweight Championship:

Butch Reed:  Defeated Ivan Koloff to fill the vacant title on Februry 3, 1984at the Omni

Buzz Sawyer:  Defeated Hacksaw Butch Reed on May 30, 1984 in Saginaw, Michigan at the Civic Center

Butch Reed (2):  Defeated Buzz Sawyer on July 8, 1984 in Atlanta, Georgia in the Omni

Harley Race: Defeated Butch Reed on October 5, 1984 in Mexico City, Mexico

Ronnie Garvin:  Defeated Harley Race on October 19, 1984 in Marietta, Georgia in the Cobb County Civic Center

Harley Race (2): Defeated Ronnie Garvin  on October 26, 1984 in Los Angles, California

Buzz Sawyer (2): Defeated Harley Race on January 1, 1985 in Minneapolis, MN

 

AWA National Tag Team Championship:

The Long Riders (Irwins):  defeated David Sammartino and Johnny Rich to fill the vacant title on February 3, 1984 at the Omni

The Fantastics:  defeated The Long Riders on July 8, 1984 in Atlanta, Georgia in the Omni

The Rock n Roll Express defeated the Fantastics on August 2, 1984 in Minneapolis, MN

Mike Miller & Rip Oliver defeated the Rock n Roll Express on  September 6, 1984 in Chicago, Ill.

The Rock N Roll Express (2) defeated Mike Miller & Rip Oliver on September 7, 1984 in Minneapolis, MN

 

Great Lakes Heavyweight Championship:

Harley Race defeats Tommy Rich on July 8, 1984 in Atlanta, Georgia in the Omni

Tommy Rich defeated Harley Race on August 2, 1984 in Minneapolis, MN

Stagger Lee defeated Tommy Rich on January 5, 1985

 

Great Lakes Tag Team Championship:

The Super Destroyers defeated The High Flyers to become the first champions on August 2, 1984 in Minneapolis, MN

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USWA Titles 

USWA Heavyweight Champion- Jerry Lawler

Central States Champion- Dream Machine

USWA TV Champion- Tony St. Clair

USWA Tag Team Champions- The Karachi Vice

Central States 6-Man Champions- The Elite (Gagne, Hart, Sammartino) 

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MID-ATLANTIC WRESTLING TITLES

MID-ATLANTIC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

Ric Flair (9/2/85) - Labor Day Spectacular, Atlanta
Gino Hernandez (4/14/85) [2nd] - Crockett Cup, Night 2
Jack Brisco (3/24/85) - Live Event in Atlanta, GA
Gino Hernandez (1/19/85) - Worldwide Wrestling
Reverend Jimmy Valiant (1/12/85) - Worldwide Wrestling

 MID-ATLANTIC TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Fabulous Rougeau Brothers (7/6/85) -- Great American Bash, Charlotte
Dick Murdoch & Brett Sawyer (6/19/85) -- House Show, Raleigh NC
The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (3/15/85) -- Title Night 
The British Bulldogs (1/4/85) - House Show in Norcross, GA

UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

Super Destroyer (8/10/85) -- Miami FL
Masked Superstar (2/10/85) - House Show
King Tonga (2/2/85) - Worldwide Wrestling
The Iron Sheik (1/5/85) - Worldwide Wrestling

MID-ATLANTIC TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP

Kokina (9/2/85) -- Labor Day Spectacular, Atlanta
Lex Luger (6/22/85) -- MACW TV
Kerry Brown (3/23/85) - MACW TV
Duke Myers (2/1/85) - House Show
Jimmy Golden (1/18/85) - House Show
Boomer Lynch (1/11/85) - Wins a Fatal 4-Way at Clash of the Champions

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Houston Wrestling Titles - Reigns Dated From 31/03/1985

National Wrestling Alliance World Women's Championship

Wendi Richter (08/091985)

Misty Blue Simmes (05/07/1985 - 08/09/1985) *

* Misty Blue Simmes won the title before it entered the regular schedule of Houston Wrestling

National Wrestling Alliance Western States Heavyweight Championship

Harley Race (23/06/1985)

Barry Windham (26/05/1985 - 23/06/1985)

Terry Funk (31/03/1985 - 26/05/1985)

National Wrestling Alliance Western States Tag Team Championship

Ox Baker & "the Masked Superstar" (06/10/1985)

Mark Youngblood (II) & Ricky Santana (08/09/1985 - 06/10/1985)

VACANT (02/09/1985 - 08/09/1985)

Mark Youngblood & Jay Youngblood (21/04/1985 - 02/09/1985)

Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart (24/03/1985 - 21/04/1985)

National Wrestling Alliance Texas Heavyweight Championship

LeRoy Brown (22/09/1985)

VACANT (08/09/1985 - 22/09/1985)

Sam Houston (01/09/1985 - 08/09/1985) * 

"the Purple Haze" (II) (11/08/1985 - 01/09/1985)

VACANT (07/07/1985 - 11/08/1985)

"Baby Bull" Leon White (09/06/1985 - 07/07/1985)

"the Purple Haze" (17/03/1985 - 09/06/1985)

* Sam Houston wrestled as Blue Star #1 during this reign.

National Wrestling Alliance Texas Tag Team Championship

Ox Baker & "the Masked Superstar" (22/09/1985)

VACANT (08/09/1985 - 22/09/1985)

Sam Houston & Nelson Royal (II) (25/08/1985 - 08/09/1985) *

Kevin Sullivan & "the Purple Haze" (II) (28/07/1985 - 25/08/1985)

Tony Garea & Rene Goulet (30/06/1985 - 28/07/1985)

Kevin Sullivan & "the Purple Haze" (05/05/1985 - 30/06/1985)

Sam Houston & Nelson Royal (07/04/1985 - 05/05/1985)

*Sam Houston and Nelson Royal wrestled as Blue Star #1 and Blue Star #2 during this reign.

National Wrestling Alliance Texas Junior Heavyweight Championship

Keiichi Yamada (18/08/1985)

Denny Brown (04/08/1985 - 18/08/1985)

VACANT (07/07/1985 - 04/08/1985) *

"the Lone Star" (28/04/1985 - 07/07/1985) **

Chris Benoit (31/03/1985 - 28/04/1985)

* A decision on 21/07/1985 rendered the title reigns of Shunji Takano and Denny Brown invalid.

** A decision made on 21/07/1985 retroactively extended the reign of "the Lone Star" to 07/07/1985.

National Wrestling Alliance Texas Women's Championship

Vevlet McIntyre (II) (07/07/1985)

Debbie Combs (26/05/1985 - 07/07/1985)

Velvet McIntyre (14/04/1985 - 26/05/1985)

National Wrestling Alliance Texas Six Man Tag Team Championship

Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton & Bubba Rogers (30/06/1985)

"Baby Bull" Leon White & Mark Youngblood & Jay Youngblood (07/04/1985 - 30/06/1985)

Houston Sports Television Championship

Dino Bravo (20/10/1985)

George Wells (29/09/1985 - 20/10/1985)

Dory Funk, Jr. (II) (25/08/1985 - 29/09/1985)

Shunji Takano (28/07/1985 - 25/08/1985)

Dory Funk, Jr. (30/06/1985 - 28/07/1985)

Sam Houston (16/06/1985 - 30/06/1985)

"Baby Bull" Leon White (05/05/1985 - 16/06/1985)

Tojo Yamamoto (31/03/1985 - 05/05/1985)

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AWA World Heavyweight Championship:

Hulk Hogan defeated Nick Bockwinkle on 4/24/83 in Minneapolis, MN

Jerry Lawler defeated Hulk Hogan on 1/23/84 in Memphis, TN

Hulk Hogan (2) defeated Jerry Lawler on 3/23/84 in Calgary 

Ted DiBiase defeated Hulk Hogan on 7/8/84 in Atlanta,GA 

Stan Hansen defeated Ted Dibiase on 4/1/85 in Winnipeg, Manitoba

 

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AWA Ladies World Championship:

Candi Devine won a battle royal on 11/21/84 in Minneapolis, MN

Sherri Martel defeated Candi Devine on 3/22/85 in St. Paul, MN

 

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AWA World Tag Team Championship:

The Sheiks (Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell) with Sheik Adnan Al Kassie defeated the High Flyers (Jim Brunzell & Greg Gagne) on 6/26/1983 in Minneapolis, MN

The Road Warriors (Animal & Hawk) with Paul Ellering defeated the Sheiks on 3/23/1984 in Calgary at the Saddledome

Shaska Whatley & Tiger Conway Jr. defeated the Road Warriors on August 25, 1984 in New Orleans, Louisiana in the Superdome at the Battle of New Orleans

The Movement are stripped of the titles on December 30, 1984 for refusing to defend the titles

Ivan/Nikita Koloff defeated Dusty Rhodes/Wahoo McDaniel in a tournament final on 3/11/85 in Minneapolis, MN

 

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AWA North American Heavyweight Championship:

Tommy "Wildfire" Rich defeated "Mad Dog" Buzz Sawyer to become the first champion on 3/22/85 in St. Paul, MN

 

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AWA North American Tag Team Championship: 

The Rock & Roll Express (Ricky Morton/Robert Gibson) defeated The Super Destroyers (#1/#2) to become the first champions on 3/22/85 in St. Paul, MN

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WWF World Heavyweight Championship

 

Bruno Sammartino defeated Bob Backlund on 7/4/1985 in New York City, NY 

Bob Backlund defeated Magnum T.A. on 12/7/1984 in East Rutherford, NJ

Magnum T.A. defeated Bob Backlund on 9/14/84 in Montreal, Canada

Bob Backlund defeated Jimmy Snuka on 6/16/84 in New York City, NY

Jimmy Snuka defeated Ray Stevens in a Tournament Final for the Vacant Title on 2/25/84 in Allentown, PA

Title was declared Vacant on 2/20/84 (due to injury to Bob Backlund)

Bob Backlund defeated Billy Graham on 2/20/1978 in New York City, NY

 

 

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WWF Intercontinental Championship

 

 Greg Valentine defeated Ken Patera on  7/4/1985 in New York City, NY

Ken Patera won the Vacant Title in a Battle Royal on 5/9/85 in Long Island, NY

Title was declared Vacant on 3/1/85 (due to WWF split from AWA/HBO, and Rocky Johnson leaving the company)

Rocky Johnson defeated Don Muraco on 2/11/84 in Boston, MA

 

 

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WWF World Tag Team Championship

 

 The Von Erich's (Kerry Von Erich/Kevin Von Erich) defeated The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith/Dynamite Kid) on 7/4/1985 in New York City, NY

The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith/Dynamite Kid) defeated The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton/Tommy Rogers) in a Tournament Final on 3/29/85 in New York City, NY

Titles were declared Vacant on 1/31/84 (due to The Road Warriors walking out of the company)

The Road Warriors (Animal/Hawk) defeated The Rougeau's (Jacques/Raymond) on 10/26/84 in Long Island, NY

The Rougeau's (Jacques/Raymond) defeated The Wild Samoans (Afa/Sika) on 7/23/84 in Montreal, Canada (this was an 8 man tag team match also involving Kamala, Killer Khan, Armand Rougeau, and Andre the Giant in which the titles were on the line)

The Wild Samoans (Afa/Sika) defeated The Strongbow's (Jay/Jules) on 3/8/83 in Allentown, PA

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NWA Twin States Heavyweight Champion

The Mongolian Stomper defeated "Tn. Stud" Ron Fuller to win the title on 9/12/85 in Dothan, AL.

"Tn. Stud" Ron Fuller defeated "Lumberjack" Joe LeDuc to regain the title on 9/5/85 in Dothan, AL.

"Lumberjack" Joe LeDuc defeated "Tn. Stud" Ron Fuller to win the title on 8/22/85 in Dothan, AL.

"Tn. Stud" Ron Fuller defeated "Killer" Tim Brooks in a tournament final 7/18/85 in Dothan, AL.

 

 

 

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NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Champion

"Bullet" Bob Armstrong pinned "Mad Dog" Buzz Sawyer to win the title on 8/15/85 in Dothan, AL.

"Mad Dog" Buzz Sawyer defeated Bugsy McGraw for the vacant championship on 7/5/85 in Pensacola, FL.

 

 

 

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NWA Twin States Tag Team Champions

"Superstar" Bill Dundee/George Barnes defeated The Nightmares (Danny Davis/Ken Wayne) on 9/5/85 in Dothan, AL.

The Nightmares defeated Scott Armstrong/Larry Hamilton on 7/26/85 in Gulfport, MS.

 

 

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NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Champion

Scott Armstrong defeated Bota the Witch Doctor on 9/28/85 in Huntsville, AL.

Bota the Witch Doctor defeated Roy Lee Welch on 7/20/85 in Birmingham, AL.

Roy Lee Welch defeated Super Black Ninja on 8/22/84 in Birmingham, AL.

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