Daily Pro Wrestling History (12/16): Sting vs. The Black Scorpion at Starrcade


Boston, Massachusetts:
 – John McMahon defeated H.M. Dufur to win the American Collar-and-Elbow Title


Humboldt, Iowa:
– Frank Gotch died from kidney failure


Mexico City, Mexico:
– Black Guzman defeated Tarzan Lopez to win the NWA World Middleweight Title


Houston, Texas:
– Verne Gagne defeated Leo Newman to win the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title

Atlanta, Georgia:
– George Flynn defeated Danno O’Connor for the Georgia version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title


San Francisco, California:
– Fred Atkins and Ray Eckert defeated Ben and Mike Sharpe to win the San Francisco version of the NWA World Tag Team Title


Kansas City, Kansas:
– Ray Villmer defeated Joe Dusek to win the NWA Central States Title


Honolulu, Hawaii:
– Al Lolotai defeated The Zebra Kid (George Bollas) to win the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title 


St. Paul, Minnesota:
– Mr. High and Mr. Low (Doug Gilbert and Dick Steinborn) defeated Art and Stan Neilson to win the AWA World Tag Team Titles
– Crusher beat Moose Evans
– Rocky Hamilton beat Jack Lanza
– Larry Hennig beat Jack Allen
– Stan Kowalski beat John King


Indio, California:
– Edouard Carpentier won the World Wrestling Association (Los Angeles) World Heavyweight Title by forfeit, when Bearcat Wright no-showed a title defense


Kansas City, Kansas:
– Cowboy Bob Ellis and Sonny Myers beat Bob Geigel and Bob Brown 2 falls to 1 
– Pat O’Connor drew The Viking 
– Terry Funk beat Chris Belkas 
– Lee Henning  and Jim Wehba (Skandar Akbar) beat Victor Rivera and Don Soto


St. Joseph, Missouri:
– Mike DiBiase defeated The Viking to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title

Chicago, Illinois:
– Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat AWA Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher by DQ
– Killer Kowalski beat Verne Gagne by DQ
– Wilbur Snyder beat Mitsu Arakawa
– Chris Markoff beat Jack Lanza
– Reggie Parks beat Joe Tomasso
– Doug Gilbert beat Igor Volkoff


Nashville, Tennessee:
– Mighty Atlas and Oni Wiki Wiki defeated Bobby Hart and Lorenzo Parente for the Mid-America version of the NWA World Tag Team Title 

Mobile, Alabama:
– Bob Kelly won the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title by defeating The Wrestling Pro 


Honolulu, Hawaii:
– Bill Robinson defeated The Destroyer (Dick Beyer) for the Hawaii version of the NWA North American Heavyweight Title


Tampa, Florida:
– Ole Anderson defeated Jack Brisco for the NWA Florida Television Title


Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
– George Gordienko and Super Hawk defeated Danny Babich and Michel Martel for the Stampede International Tag Team Title


– Rock Riddle and John Tolos defeated Micky Doyle and Mando Lopez to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Title


Los Angeles, California:
– The Canadian (Roddy Piper) won the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title by defeating Chavo Guerrero


Chattanooga, Tennessee:
– Bobby Eaton and George Gulas defeated Gypsy Joe and Tojo Yamamoto for the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Title


Tokyo, Japan:
– Jackie Sato defeated Nancy Kumi to win the vacant WWWA World Singles Title 


St. Petersburg, Florida:
– Mike Rotundo defeated Greg Valentine in a tournament final for the vacant NWA Florida Heavyweight Title 


Mexico City, Mexico:
– Blue Panther defeated El Matematico for the UWA World Welterweight Title


Tampa, Florida:
– Hacksaw Higgins and Kareem Muhammad defeated The Fabulous Ones (Steve Keirn and Stan Lane) for the Florida version of the NWA United States Tag Team Titles

Orlando, Florida:
– Bad News Allen defeated The Falcon to become the final NWA Bahamas Heavyweight Champion


Tokyo, Japan:
– Terry Gordy and Stan Hansen won the vacant AJPW Unified Tag Team Title


Rochester, Minnesota:
– AWA Champion Larry Zbyszko dcor Unknown Soldier
– Paul Diamond & The Trooper beat Destruction Crew Mike Enos & Wayne Bloom to win AWA Tag Title (Decision later reversed. Wrong man pinned)
– Amateur Rules Match: Baron Von Raschke beat Wayne Bloom by DQ


WCW Starrcade: St. Louis, Missouri:
– Lex Luger defeated Stan Hansen in a Bullrope match to win the NWA United States Title 
– Rick and Scott Steiner defeated The Great Muta and Mr. Saito to win the one night Pat O’Connell tag team tournament
– Sting defeated the Black Scorpion (Ric Flair) in a steel cage match to retain WCW World Title


– The Cowboys (Silver King and El Texano) defeated Emilio Charles, Jr. and El Satanico to win the vacant CMLL World Tag Team Title


Bremen, Germany:
– Ludwig Borga (Tony Halme) defeated Rambo to win the CWA title


Carolina, Puerto Rico:
– Thunder and Lightning won the WWC Tag Team Title by defeating The West Texas Rednecks (Barry and Kendall Windham) 


Caguas, Puerto Rico:
– Carlito defeated Jon Heidenreich to win the WWC Universal Heavyweight Title 


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
– Edge defeated Batista and The Undertaker to win the WWE Championship


ROH Final Battle: New York, New York:
– Kevin Steen retained the ROH World Title in a Ladder match over El Generico
– The Brisco Brothers defeated SCUM and Cedrick Alexander & Caprice Coleman to win the ROH Word Tag Team Titles
– The American Wolves defeated Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly
– Jay Lethal defeated Rhino
– Roderick Strong defeated Michael Elgin
– Michael Bennett defeated Jerry Lynn
– Matt Hardy defeated Adam Cole
– Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin defeated Rhett Titus & BJ Whitmer

WWE TLC: Brooklyn, New York
– Dolph Ziggler defeated John Cena in a Ladder match for the Money in the Bank contract
– Big Show defeated Sheamus to retain the World title in a chairs match
– Antonio Cesaro defeated R-Truth to retain the US title