Eddie Graham Memorial Show

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The Eddie Graham Memorial Show was an annual professional wrestling event held in 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)

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 The Fabulous Ones (Steve Keirn and Stan Lane) (c) defeated The MOD Squad (Spike and Basher) Tag team match for the NWA Florida Tag Team Championship [1][2]
2 Barry Windham and Ed Gantner defeated Dory Funk, Jr. and Samu Tag team match [1][2]
3 Mike Rotunda (c) defeated Kevin Sullivan Singles match for the NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship [1][2]
4 Rick Rude and Manny Fernandez (c) fought to a double-disqualification The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal) Tag team match for the NWA World Tag Team Championship [1][2]
5 Dusty Rhodes (c) defeated Ric Flair by disqualification Singles match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship [1][2]
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Second Annual Eddie Graham Memorial Show[edit]

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

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Johnny Ace pinned Lazertron Singles match [3]
2 Scotty the Body and Rex King wrestled to a time-limit draw Singles match [3]
3 Brett Sawyer, Mark Starr and Robbie Idol defeated Jim Backlund, Bob Cook and Scotty the Body Six-man tag team match [3]
4 Denny Brown (c) defeated Frankie Lancaster Singles match for the FCW Junior Heavyweight Championship [3]
5 The Star Riders (Rock and Blade) defeated The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobs and Jerry Saggs) by disqualification Tag team match [3]
6 Danny Spivey defeated Dick Slater Singles match for the vacant FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship [3]
7 Eric Embry (c) defeated Lou Perez Singles match for the WCCW Light Heavyweight Championship [3]
8 Badd Company (Paul Diamond and Pat Tanaka) (c) defeated Mike Graham and Steve Keirn Tag team match for the AWA World Tag Team Championship [3]
9 Kerry Von Erich (C - WCCW) defeated Jerry Lawler (C - AWA) Singles match; AWA World Heavyweight Championship vs. WCCW World Heavyweight Championship 20:00[3]
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match


  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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