Eddie Graham Memorial Show

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The Eddie Graham Memorial Show was an annual professional wrestling event held between 1987 and 1988 as a tribute to wrestler Eddie Graham. The first show was held by Championship Wrestling from Florida in 1987, shortly before it merged with Jim Crockett Promotions, and by Mike Graham under the Florida Championship Wrestling banner the following year. The latter show was much larger than the previous one and held as an interpromotional supercard including the American Wrestling Association and World Class Championship Wrestling, most notably, featuring a "champion vs. champion" match between WCCW Heavyweight Champion Kerry von Erich and AWA World Heavyweight Champion Jerry "The King" Lawler in the main event.

Show results[edit]

First Annual Eddie Graham Memorial Show[edit]

May 9, 1987 in St. Petersburg, Florida (Bayfront Center)

# Results Stipulations Times
1 The Fabulous Ones (Steve Keirn and Stan Lane) defeated The MOD Squad (Spike and Basher) to retain the NWA Florida Tag Team Championship Tag team match n/a[1][2]
2 Barry Windham & Ed Gantner defeated Dory Funk, Jr. & Samu Tag team match n/a[1][2]
3 Mike Rotunda defeated Kevin Sullivan to retain the NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship Singles match n/a[1][2]
4 Rick Rude & Manny Fernandez fought to a double-disqualification The Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal) to retain the NWA World Tag Team Championship Tag team match n/a[1][2]
5 Dusty Rhodes defeated Ric Flair by disqualification to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Championship Singles match n/a[1][2]

Second Annual Eddie Graham Memorial Show[edit]

July 30, 1988 in Tampa, Florida (Florida State Fairgrounds Hall)

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Johnny Ace pinned Lazertron Singles match n/a[3]
2 Scotty the Body and Rex King wrestled to a time-limit draw Singles match n/a[3]
3 Brett Sawyer, Mark Starr & Robbie Idol defeated Jim Backlund, Bob Cook & Scotty the Body Six-man tag team match n/a[3]
4 Denny Brown defeated Frankie Lancaster to retain the FCW Junior Heavyweight Championship Singles match n/a[3]
5 The Star Riders (Rock & Blade) defeated The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobs & Jerry Saggs) by disqualification Tag team match n/a[3]
6 Danny Spivey defeated Dick Slater to become the first FCW Florida Heavyweight Champion Singles match n/a[3]
7 Eric Embry defeated Lou Perez to retain the WCCW Light Heavyweight Championship Singles match n/a[3]
8 Badd Company (Paul Diamond and Pat Tanaka) defeated Mike Graham and Steve Keirn to retain the AWA World Tag Team Championship Tag team match n/a[3]
9 Kerry Von Erich defeated AWA World Heavyweight Champion Jerry Lawler by disqualification to retain the WCCW Heavyweight Championship Singles match 20:00[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Championship Wrestling from Florida". Results. OnlineWorldofWrestling.com. 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Eddie Graham Memorial Show". Championship Wrestling from Florida Misc. Events. ProWrestlingHistory.com. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Eddie Graham Memorial Show". Florida Championship Wrestling/Professional Wrestling Federation Cards. ProWrestlingHistory.com. 

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