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The Records of
NWA World Heavyweight Championship Matches
1978

NOTE: This list may include non-title matches which are to be removed as soon as they are confirmed.


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1978

01/04 Miami Beach, FL Ivan Putski W
01/10 Hutchinson, KS Bob Sweetan  
01/13 St. Joseph, MO Buck Robley W
01/18 Sapporo, JPN Giant Baba L (DQ)
01/20 Obihiro, JPN Jumbo Tsuruta D (1-1, 60min)
01/25 Miami, FL Billy Graham D (1-1, 60min)
Double title match against WWWF champion.
01/31 Tampa, FL Steve Keirn W
02/01 Miami Beach, FL Ivan Putski W
02/04 Chattanooga, TN Lanny Poffo D
02/13 W. Palm Beach, FL Dusty Rhodes D
02/15 Miami, FL Andre the Giant D (DDQ)
02/17 St. Louis, MO Rocky Johnson D
02/20 Knoxville, TN Jos LeDuc W
02/23 Jacksonville, FL Bob Backlund D
Double title match against WWWF champion.
02/27 Wellington, NZD Les Thornton D
03/01 Christchurch, NZD Les Thornton D
03/02 Aukland, NZD Jack Claybourne Jr. W
03/ AUS Ron Miller D (time limit)
03/ NZD Pat Barrett W
03/ NZD Afi Taogaga W
03/17 St. Joseph, MO Mike George W (29:37)
03/18 Detroit, MI The Sheik NC
03/20 Wichita, KS Alexi Smirnoff W
03/23 Kansas City, KS Ken Lucas D
03/24 Houston, TX Wahoo McDaniel NC
03/31 Lubbock, TX Terry Funk W
??? Tampa, FL Steve Keirn NC
??? St. Louis, MO Dick the Bruiser D
04/ St. Louis, MO Terry Funk W
04/ Knoxville, TN Joe LeDuc W
04/ St. Petersburg, FL Jack Brisco W
04/01 New Orleans, LA Dusty Rhodes W (DQ)
04/02 Greensboro, NC Ricky Steamboat W (DQ)
04/03 Greenville, SC Ricky Steamboat W
04/07 St. Louis, MO Terry Funk W
04/09 Orlando, FL Jack Brisco W
04/10 W. Palm Beach, FL Jack Brisco W
04/11 Tampa, FL Dusty Rhodes W
04/ Knoxville, TN Ron Fuller D
??? ??? David Von Erich D
04/21 Mexico City, MEX Halcon Ortiz W
04/26 Miami, FL Dusty Rhodes W (DQ)
04/27 Jacksonville, FL Dusty Rhodes W
04/29 St. Petersburg, FL Jack Brisco W
04/30 Orlando, FL Dusty Rhodes W (DQ)
??? ??? Al Madril D
??? Chattanooga, TN Lanny Poffo D
??? AUS Ron Miller D
05/05 Knoxville, TN Ron Fuller
05/10 Abilene, TX Lawman
05/11 Amarillo, TX Killer Karl Krupp
05/17 San Antonio, TX Terry Funk  
05/26 Oklahoma City, OK Jose Lothario NC
05/28 Houston, TX Wahoo McDaniel W (2-1; DQ in 3rd)
05/ Harlan, KY Ron Garvin L (DQ)
06/01 Kansas City, KS Buck Robley W
06/02 St. Joseph, MO Ken Lucas  
06/03 Tampa, FL Dory Funk Jr. D (DDQ)
06/04 Orlando, FL Jack Brisco L (DQ)
06/06 Tampa, FL Jack Brisco W
06/07 Miami, FL Jack Brisco W
06/12 Greenville, SC Black Jack Mulligan D (DCOR)
06/13 Raleigh, NC Black Jack Mulligan D (DCOR)
06/16 St. Louis, MO Dick Murdoch W
06/24 San Francisco, CA Dean Ho L (DQ)
06/25 Houston, TX Wahoo McDaniel (cage) W
06/26 Tampa, FL Jim Garvin W
06/27 Miami Beach, FL Dusty Rhodes W (DQ)
06/29 Norfolk, VA Black Jack Mulligan D (DDQ)
06/30 Charleston, SC Tony Atlas
07/01 Chattanooga, TN Lou Thesz D
07/02 Greensboro, NC Dick Murdoch W
07/03 Greenville, SC Black Jack Mulligan L (DQ)
07/04 Columbia, SC Dick Murdoch NC
07/07 Calgary, AB, CAN Dory Funk Jr. W (DQ)
07/08 Edmonton, AB, CAN Duke Sakurada
07/10 Greenville, SC Blackjack Mulligan W
07/13 Regina, SK, CAN Leo Burke W (2-1)
07/14 Calgary, AB, CAN Leo Burke W
07/15 Edmonton, AB, CAN Leo Burke
07/18 Columbia, SC Ricky Steamboat W
07/19 San Antonio, TX Al Madril W
07/21 Houston, TX Al Madril W
07/24? Dallas, TX Rocky Johnson W
07/24 Augusta, GA Thunderbolt Patterson
07/25 Macon, GA Stan Hansen D (60min)
07/26 Columbus, GA Mr. Wrestling #2
07/28 Atlanta, GA Thunderbolt Patterson W
07/29 Lakeland, FL Jack Brisco L (DQ)
??? St. Petersburg, FL Dory Funk Jr. NC
??? St. Louis, MO Dick Murdoch W
08/08 Macon, GA Stan Hansen W
08/09 Miami Beach, FL Wahoo McDaniel L (DQ)
08/11 St. Louis, MO Dick the Bruiser NC
08/12 St. Petersburg, FL Jack Brisco D
08/23 Abilene, TX Dory Funk Jr. W (COR)
08/28 Augusta, GA Thunderbolt Patterson D
08/31 Rome, GA Stan Hansen
09/01 Atlanta, GA Thunderbolt Patterson NC
??? St. Louis, MO Ernie Ladd W
??? Atlanta, GA Paul Jones W
??? Kansas City, KS Lord Al Hayes W
??? ??? Ricky Steamboat D
09/04 W. Palm Beach, FL Jack Brisco W
09/05 Tampa, FL Dusty Rhodes W (DQ)
09/06 Miami Beach, FL Wahoo McDaniel W
09/08 Gainesville, FL Jack Brisco
09/10 Sarasota, FL Jack Brisco W
09/20 Nashville, TN Dutch Mantel  
??? Colorado Springs, CO Dory Funk Jr. D
10/ Des Moines, IA Terry Funk D
10/03 Dallas, TX Bruiser Brody W
10/06 St. Louis, MO Ric Flair W (DQ)
10/13 Houston, TX Andre the Giant D (DCOR)
10/16 Greenville, SC Ricky Steamboat D
10/17 Columbia, SC Tony Atlas W
10/20 Charleston, SC Ricky Steamboat L (DQ)
10/21 Greensboro, NC Ricky Steamboat W
10/22 Charlotte, NC Blackjack Mulligan W (DQ)
10/24 Hutchinson, KS Buck Robley  
10/26 Kansas City, MO Bruiser Brody W
10/27 St. Joseph, MO Bob Brown  
10/28 St. Petersburg, FL Dusty Rhodes L (DQ)
10/29 Orlando, FL Bob Backlund D
Double title match against WWWF champion.
??? Norfolk, VA Blackjack Mulligan NC
10/ St. Petersburg, FL Dusty Rhodes W
10/ Tampa, FL Wahoo McDaniel L (DQ)
10/ W. Palm Beach, FL Rocky Johnson W
??? Norfolk, VA Tony Atlas W
??? Spartanburg, SC Tony Atlas NC
11/01 Miami, FL Wahoo McDaniel L (DQ)
11/02 Norfolk, VA Paul Jones D
11/03? Tampa, FL Joe LeDuc W
11/05 Lakeland,FL Dusty Rhodes D (DCOR)
11/06 W. Palm Beach, FL Wahoo McDaniel W (COR)
11/09 Amarillo, TX Dory Funk Jr. W
11/16 Kansas City, MO Bruiser Brody W
11/22 Miami, FL Dusty Rhodes W
11/24 St. Louis, MO Ted DiBiase W
11/23 Norfolk, VA Paul Jones W
11/25 Tampa, FL Jos Leduc W
11/28 Tampa, FL Jack Brisco W
11/29 Miami, FL Dusty Rhodes W (DQ)
11/ St. Petersburg, FL Joe LeDuc W
??? Roanoke, VA Paul Jones NC
??? Richmond, VA Dino Bravo D
??? Richmond, VA Wahoo McDaniel W
??? Richmond, VA Wahoo McDaniel L (DQ)
??? St. Louis, MO Ric Flair W
11/ Miami Beach, FL Dusty Rhodes W (DQ)
12/01 Atlanta, GA Thunderbolt Patterson W
??? Baton Rouge "Masked Assassin" W
??? San Antonio, TX Ricky Steamboat W
??? Sarasota, FL Mike Graham W
12/13 Abilene, TX Ted DiBiase  
12/15 Lubbock, TX Dick Murdoch  
12/18 New York, NY Tony Garea W
12/22 Atlanta, GA Dick Slater W
12/27 Ft. Scott, KS Bob Sweetan  
12/28 Kansas City, MO Bruiser Brody W

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