At The Great American Bash ’88, Ric Flair defeats Lex Luger via referee stoppage to retain the NWA World title, when Luger is bleeding too heavily to continue
The Nature Boy is out with David Crockett, and says his title belt shows the difference between the major leagues and the minors.
Buddy Rogers defeats Pat O’Connor 2-1 in a best of three falls match in front of a record crowd at Chicago’s Comiskey Park to capture the Ten Pounds of Gold
The legendary Buddy Rogers takes his final bow.
Dusty Rhodes captures his second NWA World Heavyweight title of his career, by defeating Harley Race at the Omni in Atlanta
In a kayfabe-breaking moment from the 1980s, The Nature Boy promises that he won’t be the one staring at the lights in New Orleans
Harley Race and Ric Flair battle for the NWA World Heavyweight title in St. Louis.
Barbara Clary interviews Ric Flair about his match with Dusty Rhodes at the Lords of the Ring event in Miami
The Nature Boy tells announcer Larry Matysik that he will have no trouble defending the Ten Pounds of Gold against The American Dream in The Gateway City
The NWA’s excitable announcer sits down the the World Heavyweight Champion, and The Nature Boy shares his thoughts on the budding rivalry between him and Dusty Rhodes
Ric Flair talks about Starrcade 1987: Chi-Town Heat, and tells Ronnie Garvin that he’s leaving that night with HIS NWA World Heavyweight title
Billy Jack Haynes shows off his training in preparation for his shot at Ric Flair’s NWA World Title at the Pacific Northwest 60th Anniversary supercard
J Sports & Entertainment announces the launch of Total Non-Stop Action, which would launch in a weekly pay per view format a month later
Wrestle War ’89 in Nashville is highlighted by the conclusion of the fantastic series of matches between Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat for the NWA World title
The Four Horsemen raid the locker room and attack the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, injuring Rick Morton in the process