1972 1976 1980





Showdown at Shea 1972


September 30, 1972 in Flushing, NY
Shea Stadium drawing 22,508 ($140,923)
  1. Little Beaver & Little Louie beat Pew Wee Adams & Sonny Boy Hayes (8:25).

  2. El Olimpico beat Chuck O'Conner (5:15) via DQ.

  3. Jack Brisco beat Mr. Fuji (14:07).

  4. Gorilla Monsoon beat Ernie Ladd (20:00).

  5. Sonny King & Jay Strongbow beat Lou Albano & The Spoiler (4:28).

  6. World Women's Champ Fabulous Moolah beat Debbie Johnson (7:27).

  7. WWWF World Champ Pedro Morales drew Bruno Sammartino (65:00).
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Showdown at Shea 1976


June 25, 1976 in Flushing, NY
Shea Stadium drawing 32,000 ($400,000)
  1. Ivan Putski beat Baron Scicluna.

  2. Jose Gonzales drew Kevin Sullivan (20:00).

  3. WWWF Tag Champs Jay Strongbow & Billy White Wolf beat The Executioners in three falls.
    • The Executioners were DQed in the third fall.

  4. Andre the Giant beat Chuck Wepner (1:15 - 3rd) via countout in a "wrestler vs boxer" match.

  5. WWWF World Champ Bruno Sammartino beat Stan Hansen (10:19) via countout.

  6. Antonio Inoki drew Muhammad Ali (15 Rnds) in a "wrestler vs boxer" match. This occurred in Tokyo, Japan and was shown on closed circuit TV. Due to time zone differences this match actually occurred on June 26, 1976.
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Showdown at Shea 1980


August 9, 1980 in Flushing, NY
Shea Stadium drawing 36,295 ($541,730)
  1. Greg Gagne beat Rick McGraw (14:33).

  2. Angel Marvilla pinned Jose Estrada.

  3. Dominic DeNucci pinned Baron Scicluna (6:39).

  4. WWF Junior Heavyweight Champ Tatsumi Fujinami pinned Chavo Guerrero (10:28).

  5. WWF Martial Arts & NWF Champ Antonio Inoki beat Larry Sharpe (9:41) via submission.

  6. Bob Backlund & Pedro Morales beat The Wild Samoans (9:04) in two straight falls to win the WWF Tag Title.
    • Morales pinned Afa.
    • Backlund pinned Sika.

  7. Pat Patterson pinned Tor Kamata (1:41) via DQ.

  8. Fabulous Moolah & Beverly Slade beat Kandy Maloy & Peggy Lee (6:18) when Moolah pinned Lee.

  9. Tony Atlas beat WWF I-C Champ Ken Patera (8:23) via countout.

  10. Ivan Putski beat Johnny Rodz (4:47).

  11. The Hangman pinned Rene Goulet (8:01).

  12. Andre the Giant pinned Hulk Hogan (7:48).

  13. Bruno Sammartino beat Larry Zbyszko (13:04) in a "steel cage" match.
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