CAPITAL CENTRE - 1970s



WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Center - June 10, 1974
1st show at the Capital Center; the return of wrestling to the DC area after nearly 3 years
Larry Zbyzsko defeated Ed Sullivan
Chief Jay Strongbow defeated Otto Von Heller
Tony Garea & Dean Ho defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Tony Altimore
Johnny Valiant defeated Jose Gonzalez
Jimmy Valiant defeated Arnold Skaaland
Haystacks Calhoun defeated Killer Kowalski via disqualification after Kowalski began assaulting his opponent with Calhoun's own horseshoe
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Don Leo Jonathan

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - July 15, 1974
Larry Zbyzsko vs. Jose Gonzalez
Killer Kowalski vs. Chief Jay Strongbow
Otto Von Heller vs. Haystacks Calhoun
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino vs. Nikolai Volkoff
Also included men's and women's tag team title matches

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Center -August 12, 1974
Otto Von Heller won an 18-man $10,000 battle royal; due to pre-match stipulations, he earned a world title shot in the main event; Bobo Brazil was also a participant in the match
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Otto Von Heller

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Captial Centre - January 6, 1975
Tony Altimore defeated Johnny Rodz
Ernie Lassiter defeated Jack Evans via disqualification
WWWF Tag Team Champions Jimmy & Johnny Valiant defeated Chief Jay Strongbow & Larry Zbyszko
Spiros Arion defeated Joe Nova
Tony Garea & Dean Ho defeated Bill White & Hans Schroeder
US Champion Bobo Brazil defeated Killer Kowalski via count-out
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino dought Bobby Duncum to a draw

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - February 28, 1975
Dean Ho & Tony Garea vs. Jimmy & Johnny Valiant
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino vs. Bobby Duncum (Texas Death Match)
Included 5 other matches

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - March 31, 1975
Dottie Downs vs. Ann Casey (Women's US Title)
US Champion Bobo Brazil vs. the Wolfman
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino & Andre the Giant defeated WWWF Tag Team Champions Jimmy & Johnny Valiant via disqualification

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - April 28, 1975
Bobby Duncum vs. US Champion Bobo Brazil
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Sprios Arion via disqualification
Also included a midget tag team match and 5 other bouts

Bruno vs. Arion

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - May 26, 1975
Ivan Putski vs. the Wolfman
Gorilla Monsoon & Chief Jay Strongbow vs. Butcher Vachon & Bobby Duncum
Spiros Arion defeated WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino via count-out
Featured 5 other bouts


WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - June 23, 1975
Ivan Putski vs. Butcher Vachon
Women's Champion the Fabulous Moolah & Leilani Kai vs. Susan Green & Sheila Shepard (Best 2 out of 3 falls)
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Spiros Arion in a steel cage match
5 other bouts

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - July 28, 1975
Andre the Giant vs. Bobby Duncum
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino fought Waldo Von Erich to a draw

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - August 25, 1975
Gorilla Monsoon & Bobo Brazil vs. the Blackjacks
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Waldo Von Erich; Andre the Giant was the guest referee for the bout

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - October 6, 1975
WWWF Tag Team Champions the Blackjacks defeated WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino & Bobo Brazil

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - November 10, 1975
Davey O'Hannon vs. Pete Sanchez
Henry Roy vs. Francisco Flores
Pete Reeves vs. Ernie Lassiter
Bobo Brazil defeated Spiros Arion (sub. for Buggsy McGraw) via disqualification
Gorilla Monsoon vs. Ivan Koloff
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino pinned WWWF Tag Team Champion Blackjack Mulligan
Tony Parisi, Louis Cerdan, & Haystacks Calhoun defeated Jack Evans, Johnny Rodz, & Baron Mikel Scicluna

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - December 8, 1975 (5,500)
Bugsy McGraw won a 20-man $10,000 battle royal; other participants included: Superstar Billy Graham, Haystacks Calhoun, Pat Barrett, Sylvano Sousa, Kevin Sullivan, Buggsy McGraw, Ernie Ladd, Pat McGuinness, Tony Parisi, Johnny Rodz, Baron Mikel Scicluna, Manuel Soto, Francisco Flores, Domenic DeNucci, Blackjack Mulligan, Frank Monte, Louis Cerdan, Pete Sanchez, and Ivan Putski; due to pre-match stipulations, McGraw won a world title shot in the main event
Sylvano Sousa vs. Pat McGuiness
Pete Sanchez defeated Tony Altimore
Francisco Flores defeated Ernie Lassiter
Tony Parisi defeated Johnny Rodz
Ernie Ladd defeated Manuel Soto
Louis Cerdan defeated Pete Reeves
Superstar Billy Graham defeated Pat Barrett
Domenic DeNucci defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
Kevin Sullivan defeated Davey O'Hannon
Ivan Putski defeated Frank Monte
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Bugsy McGraw at 8:51

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - January 19, 1976 (4,000)
Pete Sanchez defeated Mark Tendler
Davey O'Hannon defeated Pinky Larson
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Ernie Ladd via count-out
Crusher Blackwell defeated Francisco Flores
Spiros Arion defeated Ernie Lassiter
Superstar Billy Graham defeated Dominic DeNucci
WWWF Tag Team Champions Louis Cerdan & Tony Parisi fought Baron Mikel Scicluna & Buggsy McGraw to a draw in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match when the match was stopped due to the curfew



WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - February 22, 1976
Pat Barrett vs. Sullivan
Ernie Ladd vs. Dominic DeNucci
Graham vs. Haystacks Calhoun
Blackwell vs. Ivan Putski
Baron Mikel Scicluna & Monte vs. WWWF Tag Team Champions Louis Cerdan & Tony Parisi
U.S. Champion Bobo Brazil vs. Buggsy McGraw
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino fought Ivan Koloff to a double disqualification

Bruno vs. Ivan

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - March 22, 1976
Johnny Rodz vs. Ernie Lassiter
Rocky Tamayo vs. Pat Barrett
Jerry Blackwell & Louis Cyr vs. WWWF Tag Team Champions Louis Cerdan & Tony Parisi
Andre the Giant & Bobo Brazil vs. Ernie Ladd & Buggsy McGraw
Ivan Koloff defeated WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino via count-out

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - April 19, 1976
Baron Mikel Scicluna vs. Tony Parisi
Bull Pometti vs. Ernie Lassiter
Johnny Rodz vs. Victor Rivera
Jerry Blackwell vs. Louis Cerdan
Davey O'Hannon vs. Jose Gonzalez
Superstar Billy Graham vs. Dominic DeNucci
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Ivan Koloff in a Russian Chain Match

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - May 24, 1976
Rocky Tomayo (sub. for Tony Altimore) defeated Ernie Lassiter
Susan Greene defeated Paula Kaye
Skandor Akbar defeated Jose Gonzalez
Ernie Ladd defeated Pat Barrett
Women's Champion the Fabulous Moolah defeated Vivian St. John
WWWF Tag Team Champions the Executioners defeated Tony Parisi & Louis Cerdan in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match
Gorilla Monsoon (sub. for WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino) defeated Superstar Billy Graham via count-out; this match was deemed Graham's last shot at the title before Monsoon filled in for Sammartino

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - July 26, 1976
WWWF Tag Team Champion Executioner #2 won a 16-man $10,000 battle royal via coin toss; both Executioners remained; the winner won a WWWF World Title shot against Bruno Sammartino later on the card; Stan Hansen was the first wrestler eliminated; other participants included Bobo Brazil, Haystacks Calhoun, Baron Mikel Scicluna, Chief Jay Strongbow, Billy White Wolf, Johnny Rodz, SD Jones, Johnny Rivera, Jose Gonzalez, & Ernie Lassiter
SD Jones fought Frankie Williams to a draw
WWWF Tag Team Champion Executioner #1 defeated Bobo Brazil via count-out
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino pinned WWWF Tag Team Champion Executioner #2
Gorilla Monsoon defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
Jose Gonzalez fought Doug Gilbert to a draw

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - September 13, 1976
Doug Gilbert fought Jose Gonzalez to a draw
Rocky Tomayo fought SD Jones to a draw
Baron Mikel Scicluna defeated Mark Tendler (sub. for Victor Rivera)
Vicki Williams & Kitty Adams defeated Vivian St. John & Donna Christianello in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match
US Champion Bobo Brazil defeated Executioner #2 via count-out
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Executioner #1

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - November 8, 1976
Chief Jay Strongbow & Billy White Wolf vs. Baron Mikel Scicluna & Tor Kamata
Doug Gilbert vs. Ivan Putski
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino vs. Bruiser Brody

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - January 16, 1977
Johnny Rodz defeated Mark Tendler
Baron Mikel Scicluna defeated Pete Sanchez
Doug Gilbert defeated Manuel Soto
Stan Stasiak defeated WWWF Tag Team Champion Chief Jay Strongbow
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Bruiser Brody in a lumberjack match; there were 16 lumberjacks surrounding the ring for the match
Tor Kamata defeated WWWF Tag Team Champion Billy Whitewolf
Nikolai Volkoff defeated Jose Gonzalez
The Executioners defeated Gorilla Monsoon & SD Jones in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - February 27, 1977
Doug Gilbert defeated Don Serrano
Jose Gonzalez defeated Mark Tendler
Carlos Rocha defeated Frankie Williams
Johnny Rodz defeated Mike Santocapito
Executioner #1 defeated SD Jones
WWWF Tag Team Champion Billy Whitewolf defeated Nikolai Volkoff
Tony Garea defeated Executioner #2
Larry Zbyzsko defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Tor Kamata
Vicki Williams & Joyce Grable defeated Women's Tag Team Champions Toni Rose & Donna Christianello to win the titles

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - December 5, 1977
Chief Jay Strongbow won a $5,000 18-man battle royal; after teaming with Peter Maivia to eliminate Mr. Fuji and Prof. Toru Tanaka, Strongbow and Maivia refused to fight each other and Strongbow was declared the winner via a coin toss; other participants included: Ken Patera, Johnny Rodz, Tony Garea, Dewey Robertson, Gorilla Monsoon, Larry Sharpe, Jack Evans, Butcher Vachon, Stan Stasiak, Ivan Putski, Baron Mikel Scicluna, Larry Zbyzsko, Johnny Rivera, and Dennis Johnson; due to pre-match stipulations, Strongbow won a world title shot in the main event
Ivan Putski defeated Larry Sharpe
Johnny Rodz defeated Dennis Johnson
WWWF Tag Team Champion Prof. Toru Tanaka defeated Johnny Rivera
Gorilla Monsoon defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
Peter Maivia defeated Jack Evans
Ken Patera defeated Larry Zbyzsko
Butcher Vachon defeated Tony Garea
Dominic DeNucci fought Stan Stasiak to a draw
WWWF World Champion Superstar Billy Graham defeated Chief Jay Strongbow at 13:47

Dusty vs. Superstar

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - January 14, 1978 (matinee)
Arnold Skaaland defeated Capt. Lou Albano
Mark Tendler defeated Frankie Williams
SD Jones defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
Peter Maivia defeated Stan Stasiak
Chief Jay Strongbow defeated Ken Patera
WWWF Tag Team Champions Mr. Fuji & Prof. Toru Tanaka defeated Bob Backlund & SD Jones (sub. for Mil Mascaras)
Dusty Rhodes defeated WWWF World Champion Superstar Billy Graham when the match was stopped due to blood

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - February 25, 1978
Larry Zbyszko fought Baron Mikel Scicluna to a draw
Dominic DeNucci & Steve King defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Frank Rodriguez
Dusty Rhodes defeated Spiros Arion via disqualification
Superstar Billy Graham defeated Gorilla Monsoon when the match was stopped due to blood loss
Wee Willie Wilson & Hillbilly Pete defeated Little John & Billy the Kid
Stan Stasiak defeated Tony Garea via count-out

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - April 1, 1978 (matinee)
Nikolai Volkoff defeated Mark Tendler
Ken Patera pinned Chief Jay Strongbow
Dusty Rhodes defeated Superstar Billy Graham via count-out
Andre the Giant & Larry Zbyszko defeated Butcher Vachon & Baron Mikel Scicluna
SD Jones defeated Mark Tendler (sub. for Davey O'Hannon) Peter Maivia pinned Nikolai Volkoff (sub. for Stan Stasiak)

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - April 29, 1978
Luke Graham defeated SD Jones
Haystacks Calhoun & Larry Zbyszko defeated Tank Patton & Johnny Rodz
Strong Kobayashi defeated Steve King
Dino Bravo & Dominic DeNucci defeated Stan Stasiak & Butcher Vachon
Spiros Arion defeated Peter Maivia
Ivan Putski defeated the Golden Terror
Dusty Rhodes defeated Capt. Lou Albano via count-out

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - June 3, 1978
Tank Patton defeated Mark Tendler
Women's Champion the Fabulous Moolah & Kitty Adams defeated Terri Shane & Wenonah Littleheart
SD Jones pinned Strong Kobayashi
George Steele defeated Tony Garea via count-out
Superstar Billy Graham defeated WWWF World Champion Bob Backlund when the bout was stopped due to blood
Spiros Arion pinned Chief Jay Strongbow
Haystacks Calhoun & Larry Zbyszko defeated Butcher Vachon & Moose Monroe

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - July 10, 1978
Jim Ray & Johnny Rivera defeated Butcher Vachon & Johnny Rodz
Nikolai Volkoff pinned Tony Russo
Dominic DeNucci & Dino Bravo defeated Stan Stasiak & Baron Mikel Scicluna
WWWF Tag Team Champions the Yukon Lumberjacks defeated Gorilla Monsoon & SD Jones in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match, 2-1; fall #1: Pierre pinned Jones; fall #2: Monsoon defeated Pierre via submission with a bearhug; fall #3: Eric pinned Jones
Tony Garea defeated Spiros Arion via disqualification
Chief Jay Strongbow defeated George Steele via count-out
Dusty Rhodes pinned Luke Graham with a flying bodypress
WWWF World Champion Bob Backlund defeated Superstar Billy Graham via disqualification

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - August 19, 1978
Butcher Vachon fought Dominic DeNucci to a draw
SD Jones defeated Tony Russo
Jim Ray defeated Larry Sharpe via count-out
Victor Rivera defeated Nikolai Volkoff
Dino Bravo, Larry Zbyszko, Tony Garea, & Dominic DeNucci defeated Butcher Vachon, Spiros Arion, & WWWF Tag Team Champions the Yukon Lumberjacks in an elimination match; Dino Bravo was the last man remaining to win the final fall
Superstar Billy Graham defeated Dusty Rhodes via disqualification

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - October 9, 1978
Super Destroyer defeated Johnny Rodz
Luke Graham defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
Stan Stasiak fought Larry Zbyszko to a draw
Dino Bravo defeated Butcher Vachon
Victor Rivera fought Tony Garea to a draw
Spiros Arion defeated Dominic DeNucci via count-out
Ivan Koloff defeated SD Jones
The Yukon Lumberjacks defeated Peter Maivia & Chief Jay Strongbow in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match
Dusty Rhodes defeated Superstar Billy Graham via count-out in a bullrope match; Gorilla Monsoon was the guest referee for the bout

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - November 11, 1978 (matinee)
Baron Mikel Scicluna defeated Pinky Larsen (sub. for Dino Bravo)
Spiros Arion (sub. for Ivan Koloff) defeated Larry Zbyszko
Dino Bravo (sub. for Dusty Rhodes) & Ivan Putski defeated WWWF Tag Team Champions the Yukon Lumberjacks via disqualification
Spiros Arion & Crusher Blackwell defeated Peter Maivia & Chief Jay Strongbow when Maivia turned on his partner
Dominic DeNucci defeated Luke Graham
Superstar Billy Graham defeated Gorilla Monsoon via disqualification
Tony Garea defeated Johnny Rodz (sub. for Stan Stasiak)

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - December 11, 1978
Johnny Rodz defeated Tony Russo
Nikolai Volkoff defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
Spiros Arion defeated Dino Bravo at 12:27
Dominic DeNucci defeated Crusher Blackwell at 14:06
WWWF Tag Team Champions Tony Garea & Larry Zbyszko defeated Pierre the Lumberjack & Victor Rivera (sub. for Eric the Lumberjack) at 15:47
Peter Maivia defeated Chief Jay Strongbow at 8:04
Ivan Putski fought George Steele to a double disqualification at 5:46
Ivan Koloff defeated Dusty Rhodes via disqualification at 17:13

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - January 27, 1979
Johnny Rodz defeated Steve King
Frank Williams defeated Tony Russo
Nikolai Volkoff (sub. for Chief Jay Strongbow) fought Baron Mikel Scicluna to a draw
Women's Champion the Fabulous Moolah & Suzette Ferrera defeated Joyce Grable & Wenonah Littleheart
Gorilla Monsoon defeated Davey O'Hannon
Andre the Giant & Ivan Putski defeated Ivan Koloff & Stan Stasiak (sub. for Spiros Arion)

WWWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - March 17, 1979 (matinee)
Baron Mikel Scicluna fought Johnny Rodz to a draw
Victor Rivera defeated Mr. X
Nikolai Volkoff defeated Mike Hull
Ernie Ladd defeated Dusty Rhdoes when the referee stopped the match due to blood
Capt. Lou Albano, Jerry & Johnny Valiant defeated Tony Garea, Larry Zbyszko, & Steve Travis
Bulldog Brower defeated SD Jones
Greg Valentine defeated Dominic DeNucci
Ivan Putski defeated Ivan Koloff via count-out

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - May 19, 1979
Johnny Rodz defeated Jose Estrada
Allen Coage defeated Johnny Rivera
SD Jones fought Baron Mikel Scicluna to a draw
Jimmy Valiant defeated Dominic DeNucci
Bruno Sammartino pinned Ernie Ladd
WWF North American Champion Ted Dibiase defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Jerry Valiant
Butch Cassidy defeated Tiny Thumb
Ivan Putski defeated WWF Tag Team Champion Johnny Valiant

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - July 28, 1979
SD Jones defeated Frank Rodriguez
Nikolai Volkoff defeated Frank Williams (sub. for Joe Mascara)
Ivan Putski defeated Moose Monroe
Women's Champion the Fabulous Moolah defeated Vivian St. John
Andre the Giant, Ted Dibiase, & Steve Travis defeated Jimmy, WWF Tag Team Champions Johnny & Jerry Valiant in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match
WWF World Champion Bob Backlund defeated Bulldog Brower

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - October 6, 1979 (matinee)
Steve King defeated Charley Sharkey
Larry Zbyszko defeated Jose Estrada
Dominic DeNucci defeated Johnny Rodz
Chief Jay Strongbow & Gorilla Monsoon defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Jerry & Johnny Valiant in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match, winning the final fall via disqualification
WWF IC Champion Pat Patterson defeated Ted Dibiase
Bruno Sammartino defeated Nikolai Volkoff
WWF World Champion Bob Backlund defeated Hussein Arab


WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - November 10, 1979 (matinee)
Johnny Rivera defeated Moose Monroe
Larry Zbyszko defeated Johnny Rodz
Hussein Arab defeated Dominic DeNucci via count-out
Ted Dibiase defeated Bulldog Brower via disqualification
Chief Jay Strongbow, WWF Tag Team Champions Tito Santana & Ivan Putski defeated Jimmy, Johnny, & Jerry Valiant on a Best 2 out of 3 falls match, 2-0
WWF World Champion Bob Backlund pinned Swede Hanson at 15:48

WWF @ Landover, MD - Capital Centre - December 14, 1979
Johnny, Jerry, & Jimmy Valiant co-won a 20-man, $10,000 battle royal; due to prematch stipulations, the winner would face WWF World Champion Bob Backlund later in the show, with Jerry being chosen as the one to get the title shot; participants included: the Great Hussein, Dominic DeNucci, Ted Dibiase, Bobby Duncum, Jose Estrada, Angelo Gomez, Swede Hanson, Joe Mascara, Mike Masters, Gorilla Monsoon, Davey O'Hannon, WWF IC Champion Pat Patterson, Johnny Rodz, Tito Santana, Nikolai Volkoff, Frank Williams, and Larry Zbyzsko
Bobby Duncum defeated Ted Dibiase
Larry Zbyszko defeated Bulldog Brower via disqualification
Dominic DeNucci defeated Johnny Valiant
Hussein Arab defeated Johnny Rivera
WWF Tag Team Champion Tito Santana defeated Jimmy Valiant
Gorilla Monsoon defeated Johnny Rodz
Swede Hanson defeated Mike Masters
Davey O'Hannon defeated Frank Williams
WWF World Champion Bob Backlund defeated Jerry Valiant

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