TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… JAN 25th: Two Titleholders battle at the Super Bowl of Wrestling

DATELINE: JAN 25, 1978  – THE ORANGE BOWL – MIAMI, FL


Championship Wrestling from Florida presents the Super Bowl of Wrestling.

In the main event, Superstar Billy Graham and Harley Race wrestled a one-hour, time limit draw. The match was a two-out-of-three-falls contest, that saw the bell ring with each man holding one fall apeice.

It was billed as a unification match for the WWWF and NWA World Heavyweight Championships. Gorilla Monsoon and Don Curtis were special referees, with 12,000 fans in attendance. 


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  • Rocky Johnson defeated Killer Karl Kox via DQ
  • Ivan Putski defeated Ox Baker
  • Joyce Grable won an eight woman battle royal that also included Suzette Ferriera, Leilani Kai, Pepper LaBianca, Winona Littleheart, Tandy Rich, Terry Shane, and Vicki Williams
  • Chavo Guerrero defeated Tank Patton
  • Bobby Duncum defeated Don Serrano
  • Keith Franks defeated John Ruffin
  • Mike Graham & Steve Keirn defeated The Valiant Brothers (Jimmy & Johnny Valiant) to win the NWA Florida United States Tag Team Championship
  • Pedro Morales defeated Lars Anderson
  • Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Ivan Koloff & Mr. Saito
  • Dusty Rhodes defeated Ken Patera
  • WWWF World Champion Superstar Billy Graham vs. NWA World Heavyweight Champion Harley Race ended in a 60-minute time limit draw during a three fall match

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