THE HISTORY OF WARGAMES

NWA @ Atlanta, GA - Omni - July 4, 1987 (13,500)
Dusty Rhodes, NWA US Champion Nikita Koloff, the Road Warriors, & Paul Ellering defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Lex Luger, & JJ Dillon in Wargames at 21:20 when Dillon submitted as Road Warrior Hawk stood on his throat (the first Wargames match) (Great American Bash 87)

NWA @ Miami, FL - Orange Bowl - July 31, 1987 (16,000)
Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff, the Road Warriors, & Paul Ellering defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard, NWA US Champion Lex Luger, & the War Machine (Ray Traylor) (sub. for JJ Dillon) at 19:38 when War Machine submitted as Road Warrior Animal repeatedly rammed a spike elbowpad into War Machine's eye (Great American Bash 87)

NWA @ Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion - August 16, 1987 (8,700)
Ron Garvin, Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff, & the Road Warriors defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, Lex Luger, NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson, & JJ Dillon in a Wargames match

NWA @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - November 25, 1987 (11,500)
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NWA World Champion Ron Garvin, Dusty Rhodes, NWA Western States Heritage Champion Barry Windham, Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Big Bubba, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard, NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane when Eaton submitted to Rhodes' figure-4

NWA @ Orlando, FL - June 26, 1988 (6,000)
Dusty Rhodes, Lex Luger, the Road Warriors, & Paul Ellering defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Barry Windham, JJ Dillon, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard in Wargames when Dillon submitted to Rhodes' figure-4

NWA @ Charlotte, NC - Municipal Stadium - July 2, 1988 (about 10,000)
Dusty Rhodes, Lex Luger, Sting, Nikita Koloff, & Paul Ellering defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Barry Windham, JJ Dillon, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard in Wargames when Dillon submitted to Luger's Torture Rack

NWA @ Huntsville, AL - July 12, 1988 (3,000)
Lex Luger, Sting, the Road Warriors, & Nikita Koloff defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Barry Windham, JJ Dillon, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard in Wargames

NWA @ Chattanooga, TN - July 14, 1988
Lex Luger, Sting, the Road Warriors, & Steve Williams defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Barry Windham, JJ Dillon, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard in Wargames

NWA @ Richmond, VA - July 15, 1988
Lex Luger, Sting, the Road Warriors, & Nikita Koloff defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Barry Windham, JJ Dillon, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard in Wargames

NWA @ Greensboro, NC - War Memorial Stadium - July 16, 1988
Lex Luger, Steve Williams, Nikita Koloff, Dusty Rhodes, & Paul Ellering defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Barry Windham, JJ Dillon, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard in Wargames at 21:07 when Dillon submitted to Rhodes' figure-4, with Rhodes grabbing the bottom rope for added leverage; order of entry: Rhodes, Anderson, Windham, Williams, Flair, Luger, Blanchard, Nikita, Dillon, Ellering (Ric Flair & the 4 Horsemen)

NWA @ Cincinnati, OH - Cincinnati Gardens - July 21, 1988 (4,000)
Lex Luger, Sting, Nikita Koloff, & Nikita Koloff defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Barry Windham, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard in Wargames when Dillon submitted to Sting's Scorpion Deathlock

NWA @ Philadelphia, PA - Civic Center - July 23, 1988 (7,520)
Dusty Rhodes, Lex Luger, Nikita Koloff, & the Road Warriors defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Barry Windham, JJ Dillon, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard in Wargames

NWA @ Johnson City, TN - Freedom Hall - July 24, 1988
Lex Luger, Sting, Nikita Koloff, & the Road Warriors vs. NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Barry Windham, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard, & JJ Dillon (Wargames)

NWA @ Daytona Beach, FL - July 28, 1988 (5,500)
Sting, Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff, & the Road Warriors defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, Kevin Sullivan, JJ Dillon, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard in Wargames when Dillon submitted to Sting's Scorpion Deathlock

JCP @ Milwaukee, WI - Mecca - August 1, 1988
Dusty Rhodes, Lex Luger, Sting, & the Road Warriors defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Barry Windham, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard, and JJ Dillion in Wargames

JCP @ Inglewood, CA - Great Western Forum - August 5, 1988
Dusty Rhodes, Lex Luger, Paul Ellering, & the Road Warriors defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Barry Windham, JJ Dillon, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard in Wargames when Rhodes forced Dillon to submit to the figure-4

NWA @ Oakland, CA - Kaiser Convention Center - August 6, 1988 (6,000)
Dusty Rhodes, Lex Luger, the Road Warriors & Paul Ellering defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA US Champion Barry Windham, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard, & JJ Dillon in Wargames at 24:00 when Dillon submitted to Luger's Torture Rack

Great American Bash 89 - Baltimore, MD - Arena - July 23, 1989 (matinee) (12,500; sell out)
The Road Warriors (w/ Paul Ellering), Steve Williams, Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hays & Jim Garvin, Terry Gordy, & the Samoan Swat Team (w/ Paul E. Dangerously) in a Wargames match at around the 22-minute mark when Garvin submitted to a hangman's neckbreaker by Road Warrior Hawk; after the bout, the heels closed the door shut as Road Warrior Animal was assaulted inside the ring for several moments before Hawk made the save

NWA @ Atlanta, GA - Omni - August 6, 1989 (13,000)
Steve Williams, the Road Warriors, Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane defeated the Samoan Swat Team, Terry Gordy, NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin in Wargames; Lane sustained a hand injury during the bout

WrestleWar 91 - Phoenix, AZ - Veterans Memorial Coliseum - February 24, 1991 (6,800)
WCW World Champion Ric Flair, Barry Windham, Sid Vicious, & Larry Zbyzsko (sub. for WCW TV Champion Arn Anderson) (w/ Arn Anderson) defeated Sting, WCW US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner, & Brian Pillman in Wargames at 22:11 when referee Nick Patrick stopped the bout after Pillman, who entered the match with an already injured shoulder, sustained two powerbombs from Vicious; moments prior to the match ending, El Gigante came ringside, ripped the cage door off, and checked on Pillman; prior to the bout, footage was shown from the previous night's episode of World Championship Wrestling in which the 4 Horsemen assaulted Pillman; after the match, El Gigante carried an unconscious Pillman backstage; moments later, Ross & Rhodes spoke with Patrick about why he stopped the match, with Patrick saying Pillman couldn't speak and he didn't want to be responsible for a wrestler's career ending prematurely

WCW @ East Rutherford, NJ - Meadowlands - July 3, 1991
Sting, WCW US Champion Lex Luger, the Yellow Dog, & El Gigante defeated Barry Windham, Nikita Koloff, Kevin Sullivan, & the One Man Gang in Wargames

WCW @ Jacksonville, FL - Coliseum - August 22, 1991 (4,500 paid)
Sting, El Gigante, the Yellow Dog, & Barry Windham defeated Arn Anderson, Cactus Jack, Kevin Sullivan, & the One Man Gang in Wargames at 17:55 when Gigante made Sullivan submit to the claw

WrestleWar 92 - Jacksonville, FL - Coliseum - May 17, 1992 (6,000)
WCW World Champion Sting, Dustin Rhodes, WCW TV Champion Barry Windham, Ricky Steamboat, & Nikita Koloff defeated WCW US Champion Rick Rude, Steve Austin, Bobby Eaton, Arn Anderson, & Larry Zbyzsko (w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Madusa) in Wargames at 23:24 when Eaton submitted to an armbar from Sting after Zbyzsko accidentally hit his partner with a steel bar from an unhinged turnbuckle; at the 14-minute mark, Madusa climbed on top of the cage and tossed Dangerously's phone inside the ring to be used by her team, only for Sting to climb up and scare her back down; after the match, Dangerously verbally berated Zbyzsko in the ring, with the Dangerous Alliance then blaming Zbyzsko for the loss (Sting's return from injury after a month's absence)

Fall Brawl 93 - Houston, TX - Summit - September 19, 1993 (6,000; 3,500 paid)
Sting, Davey Boy Smith, WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes, & the Shockmaster (w/ Road Warrior Animal) defeated WCW World Champion Big Van Vader (w/ Harley Race), Sid Vicious (w/ Col. Parker), & Harlem Heat in Wargames at 16:39 when Kole submitted to the Shockmaster's bearhug

Fall Brawl 94 - Roanoke, VA - Civic Center - September 18, 1994 (6,500; 5,200 paid)
The Nasty Boys, Dusty & Dustin Rhodes defeated Arn Anderson, Terry Funk, Bunkhouse Buck, & Col. Rob Parker (w/ Meng) in Wargames at 19:06 when Parker submitted after Dusty put him in a figure-4 and the Nastys repeatedly hit elbow drops on him; prior to the bout, footage recapping the feud between the Rhodes and the Stud Stable was shown, including the announcement that Parker, not Meng, would be part of Wargames; order of entry: Dustin, Anderson, Buck, Jerry Saggs, Funk, Brian Knobbs, Parker, and Dusty

Fall Brawl 95 - Asheville, NC - Civic Center - September 17, 1995 (6,600; 5,100 paid)
WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan (w/ Jimmy Hart), WCW US Champion Sting, Randy Savage, & Lex Luger defeated Meng, the Zodiak, Kamala, & the Shark (w/ Kevin Sullivan) in Wargames at 18:45 when Zodiak submitted to Hogan's Camel Clutch; Hogan's team wore camouflage face paint for the match; order of entry: Sting, Shark, Zodiak, Savage, Kamala, Luger, Meng, Hogan; Savage and Luger had an altercation at the 13-minute mark after Luger accidentally knocked Savage down with a clothesline; pre-match stipulations stated Hogan would get Sullivan alone in the ring for 5 minutes if Hogan's team won; after the bout, Sullivan tried to leave ringside but Sting threw him back in the cage; Hogan assaulted Sullivan for several minutes until the Giant appeared, tossed referee Randy Anderson aside, climbed in the cage, and attacked Hogan from behind; Giant then choked the champion and wrenched his neck before he and Sullivan left ringside, with Sting, Luger, Savage, Hart, and the trainer tending to Hogan in the ring as the show went off the air

Fall Brawl 96 - Winston-Salem, NC - Lawrence Joel Coliseum - September 15, 1996 (11,300; 10,714 paid)
WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, & the nWo Sting (w/ Ted Dibiase) defeated Sting, Lex Luger, WCW US Champion Ric Flair, & Arn Anderson in Wargames at 18:18 when referees Nick Patrick and Randy Anderson called for the bell after Luger became caught in the nWo Sting's Scorpion Deathlock as Hogan had Luger in a choke; order of entry: Hall, Anderson, Nash, Luger, Hogan, Flair, nWo Sting, and Sting; the participants remained backstage until they were officially in the match; upon his entrance, Sting single-handedly laid out the nWo before walking out on his team for them not believing him; after the match, Luger crawled in the aisle, calling for Sting, until he was attacked by the nWo; moments later, Flair and Anderson brawled with the nWo as Randy Savage cornered Hogan in the ring; moments later, the Giant arrived and twice dropped Savage with the chokeslam, with Miss Elizabeth appearing and begging Hogan to leave Savage alone; as Elizabeth covered Savage's body, Hogan spraypainted "NWO" across her back; Hogan then cut an in-ring promo calling Savage and Elizabeth trash and spitting on Elizabeth; the nWo then continued to stomp Savage before the Giant spraypainted "NWO" on his back and again dropped him with the chokeslam; moments later, the nWo took over the commentary position, scaring off the commentary team, with Dibiase saying he had made some demands to WCW and, because of the Wargames win, intended to see them come true; the trainer and Elizabeth then helped Savage from the ring as the show came to a close (nWo: Back in Black)

Fall Brawl 97 - Winston-Salem, NC - Lawrence Joel Coliseum - September 14, 1997 (11,939)
Kevin Nash, Buff Bagwell, Syxx, & Konnan defeated Ric Flair, Curt Hennig, Chris Benoit, & WCW US Champion Steve McMichael in Wargames at 19:38 when McMichael, handcuffed to the cage along with Benoit, gave up when Nash threatened to have the cage door slammed against Flair's head after Hennig turned on his team to join the New World Order; initially Flair, Benoit, & McMichael came out alone; Hennig appeared mid-way through the match with his arm in a sling, an apparant injury sustained from the nWo earlier in the show; Hennig entered the cage as the last man and immediately gave the nWo two pair of handcuffs, which they used on Benoit and McMichael; after the bout, Hennig slammed the cage door against Flair's head anyway

Fall Brawl 98 - Winston-Salem, NC - Lawrence Joel Coliseum - September 13, 1998 (11,528)
Diamond Dallas Page, Warrior, & Roddy Piper defeated Kevin Nash, Sting, and Lex Luger and Hulk Hogan, WCW US Champion Bret Hart, and Stevie Ray in Wargames at 20:04 when DDP pinned Stevie Ray with the Diamond Cutter; smoke filled the ring at the 16-minute mark as Hogan attacked the "Warrior," with the Warrior disappearing only to run to the ring moments later; Hogan later escaped the cage and had it locked behind him with Warrior escaping as well and brawling with Hogan to the back; after the match, DDP celebrated into the crowd; due to pre-match stiuplations, Page earned a WCW World Title shot at Halloween Havoc

WCW @ Dallas, TX Reunion Arena September 4, 2000
Monday Nitro
WCW World Champion Kevin Nash, Jeff Jarrett, Scott Steiner, & Vince Russo defeated Sting, Bill Goldberg, Booker T, & Kronik in a triple cage Wargames match at 18:46 when Nash left the cage with the title belt after Bret Hart jumped out of the crowd and slammed the cage door on Goldberg's head as Goldberg tried to leave the cage with the belt; order of entry: Jarrett (0:00); Sting (0:00); Steiner (2:10); Kronik (4:00); Russo (w/ Ron & Don Harris) (6:00); Nash (7:58); Booker (9:51); and Goldberg (11:42); Steiner wrestled the match with a protective face mask; Russo wore a New Jersey Flames hockey uniform for the match; at the 9-minute mark, Kronik brawled with the Harris twins into the crowd, eliminating them from the match; late in the bout, Goldberg and Sting were handcuffed to the cage and Booker had a guitar broken over his head; Ernest Miller then ran into the cage and kicked Russo in the head but was then powerbombed by Nash; Goldberg eventually broke free of the handcuffs and fought off his opponents only to be assaulted by Hart; stipulations stated the winner would have to retrieve the title from the top of the triple cage and then leave through the door

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