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5/7/1989 #ricflair defeated #rickysteamboat to win back the #nwa #worldheavyweighttitle at #wrestlewar from the #municipalauditorium in #wwenashville, Tennessee. With Pay-Per-View and cable, though, it was harder to have the kinds of great  matches I’d used to establish my name. Sometimes you’d be told that because of  entrances and skits and everything else that had to be jammed onto the show, you could only stay in the ring for ten minutes. And I knew that it would take at least  thirty minutes to have the kind of match that I wanted. I’d be just building momentum when—boom!—it was time to wrap up. However, when Steamboat and I met for the final match of our televised trilogy—  the Music City Showdown Pay-Per-View in Nashville on May 7, 1989—we had no  such restrictions. Three former NWA champions—Pat O’Connor, Lou Thesz, and  Terry Funk—were appointed as ringside “judges,” to determine a victor if we went to the time limit. The fans were expecting exactly that, then some controversy over  the voting. We had a good, long match, leading everyone in that direction. Then Ricky went for a body slam, and I cradled him to capture my sixth NWA title. - @ricflairnatureboy To Be The Man book ______________________________________________________ Fun fact: This is Hunter Hearst Helmsley's favorite match of the 1989 Trilogy. #nwa #nationalwrestlingalliance #nwahistory #wwe #wweuniverse #wwenetwork #wwehistory #worldwrestlingentertainment #classicwrestling #natureboy #doitwithflair #woo #alsosprachzarathustra #naitch #16x #rickythedragonsteamboat #thedragon #wwelegends #worldheavyweightchampionship #worldheavyweightchampion #biggoldbelt #professionalwrestling #prowrestling #sportsentertainment

5/6/1984 #kerryvonerich defeated #ricflair to win the #nwachampionship at the 1st Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions from #texasstadium in Irving, Texas. All I do is watch old wrestling. Fritz Von Erich actually said that David Von Erich himself was really close to being NWA World Heavyweight Champion. David’s untimely death put Kerry Von Erich in the title picture, but Kerry would’ve become the most popular of the Von Erichs regardless of what happened just off sheer look alone. Nobody looked more like a star than Kerry Von Erich. What I remember about that match was not just Texas Stadium in Dallas being outdoors and the huge amount of people there, but the end of the match came with a simple backslide. It was a really, really beautiful thing - @americannightmarecody Rhodes WWE.com interview January 8, 2013 ______________________________________________________ @darksideofthering tells the tragic tale of the #vonerichs. #ripkerry #nwa #nationalwrestlingalliance #nwahistory #wwe #wweuniverse #wwenetwork #wwehistory #worldwrestlingentertainment #wwf #worldwrestlingfederation #wwfoldschool #classicwrestling #wccw #texastornado #worldheavyweightchampionship #worldheavyweightchampion #worldheavyweighttitle #tenpoundsofgold #wwelegend #wwelegends #professionalwrestling #prowrestling #wrestling #sportsentertainment

A replicated bag used for carrying seeds// evidently this type of weaving (along with other more sophisticated techniques) was used by a lot of Native tribes but with different materials depending on what type of vegetation and trees each particular region had to offer. A common one for this NWA region was the Asimina tribola ‘Paw-Paw’ tree and Eryngium yuccifolium ‘Rattlesnake Master’. The Osage, Quapaw, Tunica and Caddo tribes were in Arkansas before colonialism drove them out. They endured leverage of taxes, forced labor and enslavement along with devastating spread of disease, forced suppression of language, way of life, and beliefs brought and enforced by white settlers, explorers, and missionaries. Today, Arkansas has no ‘federally recognized’ tribes from this massive genocide and silencing of Native people and culture. #heritage #land #ushistory #botanicalhistory #pawpaw #pawpawtree #weaving #trees #alternativematerials #bark #grass #nativeamericanhistory #nativebeauty #nwa #nwahistory #grassroots

1/21/1987 #bruiserbrody defeated #lexluger by disqualification in a #steelcage match at a Championship Wrestling From Florida #houseshow from the #warmemorialauditorium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He wasn't the type to go over matches. He'd been doing it a long time. Experienced veteran. We started out the match, which was in a cage, and he just stopped working. I look at the referee. The referee looks at me. I'm saying "Did I do something wrong?" I'm with an experienced guy and I have nothing, but respect for a guy like that. "Have I offended you?" He wouldn't answer. Stared at me. So I do a punch. He wouldn't sell it. He just wouldn't work and I don't know. I was scared to death. He kept razor blades on his hands and he was a big, crazy guy so I'm thinking "Okay. I'm here giving my body to this guy and I'm not sure where his head's at right now." He just stopped working all of a sudden so I was like Let me out of here! Bill Alfonso was an experienced referee and I go "What do we do?" and he's like "I don't know!" I was inexperienced. I said "Listen, I'll just keep on punching him in the corner and you tell me to stop a couple of times. Just DQ me." So that's what we did and then I couldn't get the cage door open. I just climbed the cage and got the Hell out of there!" - Lex Luger, RF shoot interview ________________________________________________ I'm glad Luger told this story because it was nowhere to be found in his book. Brody had a reputation of being unprofessional to stick it to promoters who he felt wronged him. He told Luger afterwards it was nothing against him personally. The match "just wasn't working." If it wasn't for a fan who recorded this infamous match, it would've been lost in time instead of becoming legendary for the wrong reasons. #nwa #nationalwrestlingalliance #nwahistory #wwe #wweuniverse #wwehistory #wwenetwork #worldwrestlingentertainment #classicwrestling #ripfrank #totalpackage #narcissist #raw #wweraw #mondaynightraw #smackdown #wwesmackdown #smackdownlive #sdlive #wwelegends #professionalwrestling #prowrestling #prowrestler #wrestling #sportsentertainment

1/17/1987 #lexluger (in his #nwa debut) defeated George South by submission on #worldchampionshipwrestling from the WTBS Studios in #wweatlanta, Georgia. I was playing around, never thinking that I would be asked what my name was. I was pretty sure I would be assigned a name. Just in case whilst I was training I looked up a last name Luger because in the mid eighties in the States, Magnum P.I. was the number one television show so I thought if Tom select could be Magnum, I would be Luger, which is a German automatic revolver and I had German dissent. I thought of Lex because I grew up a huge action hero and Superman fan and to this day I’m a fan of Superman and I took the name from his nemesis Lex Luthor. Right before my debut on television they didn’t have a name for me and I threw Lex Luger out there. They shrugged their shoulders and said it sounded good enough and it ended up sticking for the next 15 years. - Lex Luger Cult Of Whatever.com interview November 4, 2013 #nationalwrestlingalliance #nwahistory #wwe #wweuniverse #wwehistory #wwenetwork #worldwrestlingentertainment #wwf #worldwrestlingfederation #classicwrestling #totalpackage #narcissist #allamerican #torturerack #raw #wweraw #mondaynightraw #smackdown #wwesmackdown #smackdownlive #sdlive #wwelegend #professionalwrestling #prowrestling #wrestling #sportsentertainment

12/26/1963 Remembering #georgewagner. He played a tremendous role in my father's development, and took an interest in him and encouraged him, and gave him validation that he was on the right track. That's something, when the greatest in the world does that to a kid, it means something -- or it should. So Randy felt that, okay, another reason he did it, he knew that his athletic skills were diminishing with age, as they all will. He decided to get up on more gimmicks, more gimmicks, more gimmicks; that's why he gave the gimmick to (Stephanie Bellars), to get some use out of it, because they weren't going to use me. Then, a year before he died, he got the idea that he wanted to do a tribute to #gorgeousgeorge because if Gorgeous George hadn't been nice to my dad, my dad wouldn't have made it in wrestling and wouldn't have had two kids that followed in his footsteps. It was all because of Gorgeous George." - @lannypoffo Canoe.com September 2, 2011 That's why #randysavage came out to #pompandcircumstance. Fun facts: Not only was Wagner the first professional wrestler to come out to theme music, the pioneer also inspired #muhammadali, who was a fan of professional wrestling, to become the trash talking legend after meeting him in 1961. #wwe #wweuniverse #wwehistory #wwenetwork #worldwrestlingentertainment #wwf #worldwrestlingfederation #wwfoldschool #classicwrestling #ripgeorge #nwa #nationalwrestlingalliance #nwahistory #themachoman #machoman #machomadness #lannypoffo #wwelegend #wwelegends #wwehalloffame #wwehalloffamer #professionalwrestling #prowrestling #wrestling #sportsentertainment

12/16/1990 #sting defeated #ricflair (as The #blackscorpion) in a #steelcage match to retain the #nwa Championship at #starrcade from the Kiel Center in #wwestlouis, Missouri. BACKGROUND: On August 25th, The Black Scorpion debuted on #worldchampionshipwrestling in vignettes taunting NWA World Heavyweight Champion Sting. He was a mysterious masked wrestler who said he was from Sting’s past and would haunt him until the title match at Starrcade. His clues implied he was either The #ultimatewarrior or former Powerteam USA member Dave Sheldon a.k.a. The Angel of Death The wrestler playing this part was Ole Anderson with his promos distorted to keep the fans pondering his identity. He would later re-use his Dr. Claw-like voice for The Shockmaster. To make this storyline even worse, Scorpion had a group of impersonators and he could also do magic tricks like turning people into tigers and teleporting. According to #oleanderson, who came up with whole thing as a joke turned reality because the company president Jim Herd loved over the top stuff, there was no original choice of who was going to be the character and every time he pitched somebody to be revealed, Herd would crap on it. Ironically, Ole himself made the most sense to be unmasked in the role since Sting knew him, but he suffered a broken arm which ended his in-ring career. Flair volunteered to be the one in a nonsensical, last minute, mercy kill decision that ruined Sting's first title reign in this awful angle that lasted FOUR months! ______________________________________________________ For some fans, this storyline could've been great like The Higher Power had it been anybody else under the hood like Eddie Gilbert who could've been another good choice given his history with #stinger, but for me, this was Katie Vick bad! 🙈 #wwe #wweuniverse #wwehistory #wwenetwork #worldwrestlingentertainment #nationalwrestlingalliance #nwahistory #classicwrestling #everymansnightmare #themancalledsting #theicon #itsshowtime #worldheavyweightchampionship #worldheavyweightchampion #worldheavyweighttitle #biggoldbelt #professionalwrestling #sportsentertainment

10/1/2017 #billycorgan became the owner of the #nationalwrestlingalliance. While I'm glad he brought the #nwa back to glory, part of me wonders in an alternative timeline what he would've done with #tna if #dixiecarter hadn't fu**ed him over. Fun fact: 1979 is my favorite Smashing Pumpkins song. #smashingpumpkins #thesmashingpumpkins #codyrhodes #bulletclub #toosweet #tenpoundsofgold #nwahistory #impactwrestling #totalnonstopaction #wwe #wweuniverse #wwehistory #wwenetwork #worldwrestlingentertainment #raw #wweraw #mondaynightraw #smackdown #wwesmackdown #smackdownlive #sdlive #professionalwrestling #prowrestling #wrestling #sportsentertainment

10/1/2018 BREAKING! Current reigning #nwa #womenschampion #jazz (@Phenom_Jazz on Twitter and @carlenebegnaud here on Instagram) will defend her championship at #nwa70 on 10/21/18 in Nashville, TN. Her opponent to be announced later this week. My vote goes to @thebrandirhodes! #nationalwrestlingalliance #nwahistory #wwe #wweuniverse #wwehistory #wwenetwork #worldwrestlingentertainment #baddestbitch #attitudeera #raw #wweraw #mondaynightraw #smackdown #wwesmackdown #smackdownlive #sdlive #womenschampionship #womenschampion #womenswrestling #womenofwrestling #womenstitle #womensdivision #professionalwrestling #prowrestling #prowrestler #wrestling #sportsentertainment

9/25/1987 #ronniegarvin defeated #ricflair in a #steelcage match to win the #nwa #worldheavyweighttitle on World Wide Wrestling from the #joelouisarena in #wwedetroit, Michigan. When asked why Ricky Morton turned down the opportunity to have a run with the belt, he responded, "I don't like talking about this, but I will here and now. Funny how Ronnie Garvin won the NWA World Title out of nowhere in 87? It was my spot, but I gave up the chance to be World Champion because I cared too much about the RnR Express and about Robert. SOURCE: Rock N' Roll Express 1986 Timeline Shoot Interview #wwe #wweuniverse #wwenetwork #wwehistory #worldwrestlingentertainment #nationalwrestlingalliance #nwahistory #rugged #rongarvin #handsofstone #wwf #worldwrestlingfederation #classicwrestling #worldheavyweightchampionship #worldheavyweightchampion #biggoldbelt #wwelegend #wwelegends #professionalwrestling #prowrestling #prowrestler #wrestling #sportsentertainment

All toys under $5 on display for the kiddos. Looking forward to hosting School Days this week #localhistory #historicpreservation #shoplocal #nwahistory