Daily Pro Wrestling History (07/31): WWF Wrestlefest 1988


Kansas City, Kansas:
– Tug Carlson beat Wally Dusek
– Warren Bockwinkel beat Jack Hader
– Sailor Fred Blassie drew Ronnie Etchison


Atlanta, Georgia:
– Dick Gunkel defeated Fred Blassie for the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– AWA Champion Mr. M beat Moose Evans via DQ
– Ilio Dipaolo & Joe Scarpello beat Bob Geigel & Blackjack Daniels


Omaha, Nebraska:
– AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon beat Danny Hodge
– Nebraska Champion Mighty Igor Vodik beat Haru Sasaki via DQ
– Reggie Parks beat Bulldog Danny Plechas 
– Ivan Kalmikoff beat Bob Brown

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Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– AWA Tag Team Champions The Crusher & Verne Gagne beat Larry Hennig & Harley Race via DQ
– Tex McKenzie beat Roger Kirby
– Baron Dandy & Little Boy Blue beat Pee Wee Lopez & Chico Santana
– Rene Goulet beat Pampero Firpo by DQ
– Chris Markoff beat Guy Mitchell


Kansas City, Kansas:
– The Viking defeated Tarzan Tyler via DQ
– Lou Thesz defeated Pat O’Connor 
– Danny Little Bear & Big Luke defeated Dick Murdoch & K.O. Cox


Denver, Colorado:
– In a Non Title match: Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher beat AWA Tag Team Champions Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon in 2 out of 3 falls

– Red Bastien beat Larry Hennig in 2 out of 3 falls 

– Pepper Gomez beat Tarzan Tyler

– Ken Yates beat Kenny Jay

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
– AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Blackjack Lanza
– Mighty Igor Vodik & Paul Diamond beat Dr X & Double X 
– Ernie Ladd beat Bob Windham 
– Lars Anderson drew Bad Boy Bullinski


Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
– AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Nick Bockwinkel by DQ
– Andre The Giant & Bull Bullinski beat Larry Hennig & Lars Anderson 2 falls to 0
– Billy Robinson beat Big K 
– Ray Stevens beat Red Bastien


Orlando, Florida:
– Don Curtis & Mike Graham & Eddie Graham beat Jim Dillon & Phil Robley & Buddy Colt 
– Florida Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Dale Lewis & Mr. Wrestling Tim Woods 
– Johnny Walker beat Mike Webster 
– Mike George beat George McCreary


Tampa, Florida:
– Tim Woods defeated Paul Jones for the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title


Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
– Hurricane Castillo defeated Jose Lotario for the Caribbean Heavyweight Title


Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
– Pampero Firpo defeated Abdullah The Butcher to win the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title


Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
– In a Cage Match: AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Adnan
– In a Handicap Match, Hulk Hogan beat Ken Patera & Bobby Heenan
– Bobby Duncum beat Otto Wanz by DQ
– Rick Martel beat Jacques Goulet 
– Brad Rheingans drew Steve O


Tokyo, Japan:
– Giant Baba defeated Stan Hansen to win the PWF World Heavyweight Title 
– AWA Champion Rick Martel double count out with Jumbo Tsuruta
– Genichiro Tenryu beat Alexis Smirnoff
– Great Kabuki drew Dick Slater 
– Mighty Inoue beat Johnny Mantell


Tokyo, Japan:
– Stan Hansen defeated Jumbo Tsuruta for the NWA International Heavyweight Title
– Hiro Saito defeat Brad Armstrong in a tournament final to determine the first PWF World Junior Heavyweight Champion


Miami, Florida:
– Kevin Sullivan defeated Dory Funk Jr. in a Texas Death Match
– NWA World Tag Team Champions (Rock N’ Roll Express, Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) defeated NWA U.S. Tag Team Champions (The Midnight Express, Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane) (w/ Jim Cornette) via disqualification
– Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff, the Road Warriors, & Paul Ellering defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard, NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger, & the War Machine (Ray Traylor) 


WWF Wrestlefest: Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
– WWF World Heavyweight Champion Randy Savage defeated Ted DiBiase
– Curt Hennig defeated Terry Taylor
– Jake Roberts vs. Rick Rude ended in a double countout 
– Ultimate Warrior defeated Bobby Heenan in a “loser wears a weasel suit” match 
– WWF World Tag Team Champions Demolition (Ax & Smash) defeated The British Bulldogs (Dynamite Kid & Davey Boy Smith) 
– Dino Bravo defeated Ken Patera 
– Hulk Hogan defeated Andre The Giant in a steel cage match

Detroit, Michigan:
– Larry Zbyzsko fought Bugsy McGraw to a draw 
– Jimmy Garvin pinned Ivan Koloff 
– Ron Garvin pinned Tim Horner 
– Ricky Morton & Brad Armstrong defeated the Sheepherders 
– Rick Steiner pinned Kendall Windham
– Nikita Koloff defeated Al Perez in a Russian Chain Match
– Sting, Lex Luger, & the Road Warriors defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Barry Windham, NWA Tag Team Champions 
  Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard when Luger pinned Blanchard 
– Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane in a scaffold match
– Dusty Rhodes & the Sheik defeated Kevin Sullivan & Dick Murdoch in a steel cage match 

Hokodate, Japan:
– Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu defeated Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy to win the All Japan Tag Team Titles


Dallas Texas:
– Booker T & Stevie Ray defeated Gary Young & Steve Dane to win the Global Wrestling Federation Tag Team Titles 
– Alex Porteau defeated Terry Simms for the GWF Light Heavyweight Title


– Adam Pearce won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Chance Prophet, Jimmy Rave and Shaun Tempers in a four-way match to win the vacant title