TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… JULY 4TH: The First War Games Match

DATELINE:  JULY 4th, 1987 – THE OMNI – ATLANTA, GA


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“War Games: The Match Beyond” makes its debut for Jim Crockett Promotions at the 1987 Great American Bash tour from The Omni in Atlanta.

Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff, the Road Warriors, and their manager Paul Ellering defeated The Four Horsemen.

The specialty match would be held at two house shows later that year, in Chicago, then once at the NWA’s debut at The Nassau Coliseum on Long Island. The next year, it would be held during the Great American Bash Tour in 1988 at 11 house shows. The final War Games matches under the NWA banner were at The Great American Bash in 1989 and a house show rematch in Atlanta. 



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