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World Championship Wrestling had held a variety of professional wrestling tournaments competed for by wrestlers that were a part of their roster.

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Sporadic tournamentsEdit

Pin-Pinfall; Sub-Submission; CO-Countout; DCO-Double countout; DQ-Disqualification; DDQ-Double Disqualification Ref-Referee's decision; NC-No Contest

Bunkhouse Stampede TournamentEdit

Jim Crockett, Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team TournamentEdit

NWA United States Championship Tournament (1975)Edit

The NWA United States Championship Tournament was a tournament that took place on November 9, 1975 and was created to crown a new United States Champion after Johnny Valentine suffered a career ending back injury.[1]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
Rufus R. Jones
Terry Funk
Terry Funk
Dusty Rhodes
Blackjack Mulligan
Dusty Rhodes
Terry Funk
Paul Jones
Wahoo McDaniel
Harley Race
Harley Race
Paul Jones
Paul Jones
Johnny Weaver

NWA United States Championship Tournament (1979)Edit

The NWA United States Championship Tournament was a tournament that took place on September 1, 1979 to crown a new United States Champion after Ric Flair vacated the championship due to winning the NWA World Tag Team Championship four days earlier.[1]

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
        
Rick Steamboat PIN
Ernie Ladd
Rick Steamboat COUNT OUT
"Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers
"Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers SUB
Bob Marcus
"TV Champion" Rick Steamboat PIN
"Mid-Atlantic Champion" Ken Patera
Wahoo McDaniel DDQ
Big John Studd
Ken Patera
BYE
Ken Patera PIN
Rufus R. Jones
Rick Steamboat
Jimmy Snuka PINFALL; WINNER
BYE
BYE
Jimmy Snuka
BYE
"Superfly" Jimmy Snuka REF DECISION
"Mr Wrestling" Tim Woods
Jimmy Snuka
"High Flyer" Jim Brunzell
Bruiser Brody
Johnny Weaver
Bruiser Brody
Jim Brunzell PIN
Jim Brunzell REF DECISION
Dewey Robertson

NWA United States Championship Tournament (1981)Edit

The NWA United States Championship Tournament was a tournament to crown the new United States Champion after Wahoo McDaniel vacated the title due to injury.[1]

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
        
Pat Patterson
Mike David
Pat Patterson
Ricky Steamboat
Nikolai Volkoff
Ricky Steamboat
Ricky Steamboat
Leroy Brown
Leroy Brown
Super Destroyer
Leroy Brown
Ivan Koloff
Ron Bass
Ivan Koloff
Ricky Steamboat
Sgt. Slaughter
Sgt. Slaughter
Johnny Weaver
Sgt. Slaughter
Jay Youngblood
Steve Muslin
Jay Youngblood
Sgt. Slaughter
BYE
Dusty Rhodes
Jacques Goulet
Jacques Goulet
Ole Anderson
Ron Ritchie
Ole Anderson

NWA United States Championship Tournament (1984)Edit

The NWA United States Championship Tournament was a tournament to crown the new United States Champion after Wahoo McDaniel was forced to vacate the title due to his controversial title win over Ricky Steamboat, which took place due to outside interference by Tully Blanchard.[1]

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
        
Mike Rotunda
The Assassin
Mike Rotunda
Wahoo McDaniel
Wahoo McDaniel
Mark Youngblood
Wahoo McDaniel
BYE
Ivan Koloff
Brian Adias
Ivan Koloff
Dusty Rhodes
Don Kernodle
Dusty Rhodes
Wahoo McDaniel
Manny Fernandez
Manny Fernandez
Paul Kelly
Manny Fernandez
Billy Graham
Billy Graham
Carlos Colon
Manny Fernandez
Tully Blanchard
Tully Blanchard
Jimmy Valiant
Tully Blanchard
BYE
Ricky Steamboat DRAW
Ron Bass

NWA World Television Championship Tournament (1986)Edit

The NWA World Television Championship Tournament was a tournament held on January 4, 1986 to crown a new World Television Champion after Dusty Rhodes was stripped of the title due to injury at the hands of Ric Flair and The Minnesota Wrecking Crew.[2]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
Arn Anderson pin
Jimmy Valiant 11:13
Arn Anderson
BYE
Black Bart DCO
Road Warrior Animal 04:45
Arn Anderson pin
Wahoo McDaniel 13:24
Tully Blanchard pin
Ron Bass 10:38
Tully Blanchard DQ
Wahoo McDaniel 12:15
The Barbarian pin
Wahoo McDaniel 9:31

Jim Crockett, Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament (1986)Edit

The Jim Crockett, Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament was a tournament held on April 19, 1986 at The Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana and had an afternoon & night show.[3]

Jim Crockett, Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament (1987)Edit

The Jim Crockett, Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament was a tournament that ran from April 9 to April 10, 1987 with both shows at The Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.[3]

Jim Crockett, Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament (1988)Edit

The Jim Crockett, Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament was a tournament.[3]

NWA United States Tag Team Championship Tournament (1988)Edit

The NWA United States Tag Team Championship Tournament was a tournament to crown the new United States Tag Team Champions after the titles were vacated when The Midnight Express won the NWA World Tag Team Championship on September 10, 1988.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
The Fantastics
The Varsity Club
The Fantastics
BYE
The Russian Assassins
Ivan Koloff & Nikita Koloff
The Fantastics
Eddie Gilbert and Ron Simmons1
Al Perez & Larry Zbyszko
Eddie Gilbert and Ron Simmons
Eddie Gilbert and Ron Simmons
The Sheepherders
The Sheepherders
BYE

Notes:
1 The Sheepherders defeated Gilbert and Simmons in the semifinals but were replaced by them in the finals when they left for the WWF.

NWA World Tag Team Championship Tournament (1989)Edit

The NWA World Tag Team Championship Tournament was a tournament to crown the new World Tag Team Champions after Mike Rotunda and Steve Williams were forced to vacate the titles due to their Varsity Club teammates attacking special guest referee Nikita Koloff during their title defense against Road Warriors at WrestleWar.[4]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
The Fabulous Freebirds1
The Road Warriors
The Fabulous Freebirds
Johnny Ace and Shane Douglas
Johnny Ace and Shane Douglas
Jack Victory and Rip Morgan
The Fabulous Freebirds
The Midnight Express
Samoan Swat Team
Ranger Ross and Ron Simmons
The Samoan Swat Team
The Midnight Express
Butch Reed and The Raider
The Midnight Express

Notes:
1 Terry Gordy originally teamed with Michael Hayes in the quarterfinals while Jimmy Garvin replaced him in the semifinals and finals.

Iron Man Tournament's (1989)Edit

The Iron Man and Iron Team tournaments were round-robin tournaments featuring four competing individuals and tag teams respectively. The point system: 20 points for a pinfall or submission victory, 15 for a countout victory, 10 for a disqualification victory, 5 for a time-limit draw and 0 for a loss.[5]

Iron Man tournament
Sting Luger Flair Muta Total
Sting * 0 20 20 40
Lex Luger 20 * 5 10 35
Ric Flair 0 5 * 20 25
The Great Muta 0 0 0 * 0
Iron Team tournament
Warriors Steiners Samoans Doom Total
The Road Warriors * 0 20 20 40
The Steiner Brothers 20 * 0 15 35
The New Wild Samoans 0 10 * 20 30
Doom 0 0 0 * 0

NWA United States Tag Team Championship Tournament (1990)Edit

The NWA United States Tag Team Championship Tournament was a tournament to crown the new United States Tag Team Champions after Eddie Gilbert and Rick Steiner vacated the titles due to Steiner splitting from Gilbert to form a tag team with his brother Scott.[4]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
Brian Pillman and Tom Zenk
Jack Victory and Rip Morgan
Brian Pillman and Tom Zenk
The Midnight Express
The Midnight Express
Rock and Roll Express
Brian Pillman and Tom Zenk
The Fabulous Freebirds
The Fabulous Freebirds
Tommy Rich and Eddie Gilbert
The Fabulous Freebirds
Johnny Ace and Shane Douglas
The MOD Squad
Johnny Ace and Shane Douglas

Running the Gauntlet Tournament (1990)Edit

The Running the Gauntlet Tournament was a tournament.[5]

  • September 14–16, 1990

Brian Pillman defeated Tim Horner and Buddy Landel, before losing to Dan Spivey.

  • September 21–23, 1990

Scott Steiner defeated Bobby Eaton, Ric Flair, and Arn Anderson to run the gauntlet.

  • September 28–30, 1990

Bobby Eaton defeated Tracey Smothers and Ricky Morton, before losing to Sid Vicious.

  • November 11–13, 1990

Steve Armstrong defeated Stan Lane, but lost to his second opponent Buddy Landel. Had Armstrong defeated Landel, he would've wrestled Bobby Eaton.

  • November 17–19, 1990

Rick Steiner defeated Moondog Rex, Sid Vicious and Ric Flair to run the gauntlet.

  • November 23–25, 1990

Ric Flair defeated Buddy Landel, but lost to his second opponent Ron Simmons. Had Flair defeated Simmons, he would've wrestled The Nightstalker.

Pat O'Connor Memorial International Tag Team Tournament (1990)Edit

The Pat O'Connor Memorial International Tag Team Tournament was a tournament at Starrcade.[5]

WCW World Tag Team Championship Tournament (1991)Edit

The WCW World Tag Team Championship Tournament was a tournament to crown the new World Tag Team Champions after Steiner Brothers vacated the titles due to Scott Steiner suffering an injury.[4]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
One Man Gang & Black Blood
El Gigante & Big Josh
One Man Gang and The Executioner
Rick Steiner & Bill Kazmaier
Rick Steiner and Bill Kazmaier
The Ringlords
Rick Steiner & Bill Kazmaier
The Enforcers
Firebreaker Chip & Todd Champion
Terrance Taylor and Richard Morton
Firebreaker Chip & Todd Champion
The Enforcers
The Young Pistols
The Enforcers
  • The Executioner replaced Black Blood

WCW United States Championship Tournament (1991)Edit

The WCW United States Championship Tournament was a tournament to crown the new United States Champion after Lex Luger vacated the title upon winning the WCW World Heavyweight Championship at The Great American Bash.[1]

  First round Quarterfinal Semifinals Final
                                     
  Sting    
  Arn Anderson    
    Sting    
      Diamond Studd    
  Bobby Eaton  
  Diamond Studd    
    Sting    
    Steve Austin    
  Barry Windham    
  BYE    
    Barry Windham  
      Steve Austin    
  Steve Austin  
  Tom Zenk    
    Sting  
       
       
       
       
           
     
       
       
         
       
       
       
           
     

WCW Light Heavyweight Championship TournamentEdit

The WCW Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament was a tournament held in 1991 to crown the first-ever Light Heavyweight Champion. The finals took place at Halloween Havoc, where Brian Pillman defeated Richard Morton to become the inaugural champion.[2]

NWA World Tag Team Championship Tournament (1992)Edit

The NWA World Tag Team Championship Tournament was a tournament to crown the first-ever NWA World Tag Team Champions. The tournament took place at The Great American Bash on July 12, 1992.

Nintendo Top Ten Challenge Tournament (1992)Edit

The Nintendo Top Ten Challenge Tournament was a tournament.[5]

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                     
  Rick Rude    
  Terry Taylor    
    Rick Rude    
      Dustin Rhodes    
  Dustin Rhodes  
  Larry Zbyszko    
    Rick Rude    
         
       
       
       
           
     
       
    Rick Rude  
    BYE  
  Ricky Steamboat    
  Cactus Jack    
    Ricky Steamboat  
           
     
       
    Ricky Steamboat  
    Steve Austin    
  Big Van Vader    
  Nikita Koloff    
    BYE  
      Steve Austin    
  Ron Simmons  
  Steve Austin    

King of Cable TournamentEdit

The King of Cable Tournament was a single-elimination tournament in 1992. The finals were held at Starrcade.[5]

Jesse Ventura Invitational Strongest Arm arm wrestling tournament (1992)Edit

The Jesse Ventura Invitational Strongest Arm Tournament was a 1992 arm wrestling tournament held on WCW WorldWide to determine which wrestler on the roster was the best. The competitors were (kayfabe) selected by WCW color analyst Jesse Ventura.[5]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
Van Hammer
Vinnie Vegas
Van Hammer
Vader
Vader
Nikita Koloff
Van Hammer
Ron Simmons
The Barbarian
Arn Anderson
The Barbarian
Ron Simmons
Ron Simmons
Steve Austin

WCW World Television Championship Tournament (1993)Edit

The WCW World Television Championship Tournament was a tournament to crown the new World Television Champion after Scott Steiner was stripped of the title due to leaving WCW.[2]

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
        
Paul Orndorff
Too Cold Scorpio
Paul Orndorff
Cactus Jack
Cactus Jack
Tom Zenk
Paul Orndorff
Johnny B. Badd
Johnny B. Badd
Chris Benoit
Johnny B. Badd
Steven Regal
The Barbarian
Steven Regal
Paul Orndorff
Erik Watts
Erik Watts
Johnny Gunn
Erik Watts
Maxx Payne
Maxx Payne
Marcus Bagwell
Erik Watts
Vinnie Vegas
Robbie V
Shanghai Pierce
Robbie V
Vinnie Vegas
Vinnie Vegas
Van Hammer

WCW United States Championship Tournament (1993)Edit

The WCW United States Championship Tournament was a tournament that ran from December 14, 1992 to January 11, 1993.[1] This was initially a #1 contenders tournament for Rick Rude's United States Heavyweight Championship, but when Rude became injured, he was stripped of the title, thus the final between Ricky Steamboat and Dustin Rhodes was for the championship.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
Dustin Rhodes
Vinnie Vegas
Dustin Rhodes
Tony Atlas
Tony Atlas
Van Hammer
Dustin Rhodes
Ricky Steamboat
Barry Windham
Johnny B. Badd
Barry Windham
Ricky Steamboat
Ricky Steamboat
Dan Spivey

European Cup Tournament (1994)Edit

The European Cup Tournament was a tournament that took place from March 3 to March 20, 1994.[5][6]

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
        
Sting
Kane
Sting
Ron Simmons
Ron Simmons
Marcus Bagwell
Sting
Steve Austin
Ricky Steamboat
Kole
Ricky Steamboat
Steve Austin
Steve Austin
Too Cold Scorpio
Sting
Vader
Ric Flair
Johnny B. Badd
Ric Flair
Steven Regal
Steven Regal
Maxx Payne
Ric Flair
Vader
Cactus Jack
Paul Orndorff
Cactus Jack
Vader
Vader
Paul Roma

WCW United States Championship Tournament (1995)Edit

The WCW United States Championship Tournament was a tournament to crown the new United States Heavyweight Champion after Vader was stripped of the title due to injuring Dave Sullivan.[1]

Slim Jim Challenge (1995)Edit

The Slim Jim Challenge was a tournament.[7]

Semifinals Final
      
1 Paul Orndorff
4 Jim Duggan
Paul Orndorff
Flyin' Brian
3 Flyin' Brian
2 Big Bubba Rogers

Lord Of The Ring Tournament (1996)Edit

The Lord Of The Ring Tournament was a tournament from Slamboree 1996, where teams were randomly selected through lottery, which every team that won their respective matches, would win a spot at the Lord Of The Ring Battle Royal later on that night.[8]

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Booker T & Road Warrior Animal vs. Lex Luger & Road Warrior Hawk ended in Double Count Out Lord Of The Ring First Round 6:54
2 Diamond Dallas Page & The Barbarian defeated Hugh Morrus & Meng Lord Of The Ring First Round 5:15
3 Dick Slater & Earl Robert Eaton defeated Alex Wright & Disco Inferno Lord Of The Ring First Round 2:56
4 Fire And Ice (Ice Train & Scott Norton) defeated Big Bubba Rogers & Stevie Ray Lord Of The Ring First Round 3:32
5 "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan & V.K. Wallstreet defeated The Blue Bloods (Lord Steven Regal & Squire David Taylor) Lord Of The Ring First Round 3:46
6 Randy Savage & Ric Flair defeat Arn Anderson & Eddie Guerrero Lord Of The Ring First Round 4:04
7 Rick Steiner & The Booty Man defeated Scott Steiner & Sgt. Craig Pittman Lord Of The Ring First Round 8:21
8 The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge & Rocco Rock) defeated Chris Benoit & The Taskmaster Lord Of The Ring First Round 4:44
9 Diamond Dallas Page & The Barbarian defeated Rick Steiner & The Booty Man Lord Of The Ring Semi Final 5:05
10 Dick Slater & Earl Robert Eaton defeated Jim Duggan & VK Wallstreet Lord Of The Ring Semi Final 4:08
11 The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge & Rocco Rock) defeated Randy Savage & Ric Flair by forfeit Lord Of The Ring Semi Final -
12 Diamond Dallas Page defeated Dick Slater and The Barbarian and Earl Robert Eaton and Ice-Train and Johnny Grunge and Rocco Rock and Scott Norton Lord Of The Ring Final Battle Royal 9:33
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

WCW United States Championship Tournament (1996)Edit

The WCW United States Championship Tournament was a tournament to crown the new United States Heavyweight Champion after Ric Flair vacated the title due to shoulder injury.[1]

WCW Women's Championship Tournament (1996)Edit

The WCW Women's Championship Tournament was a tournament to determine the first-ever Women's Champion, with the finals taking place at Starrcade.[2]

WCW Women's Cruiserweight Championship Tournament (1997)Edit

The WCW Women's Cruiserweight Championship Tournament was a tournament to crown the first-ever Women's Cruiserweight Champion.[2]

WCW United States Championship Tournament (1999)Edit

The WCW United States Championship Tournament was a tournament to crown the new United States Heavyweight Champion after Scott Hall was stripped of the title by Ric Flair.[1]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
Scott Steiner
Chris Jericho
Scott Steiner
Meng
Meng
Bam Bam Bigelow
Scott Steiner
Booker T
Booker T
Perry Saturn
Booker T
Chris Jericho
Chris Jericho*
Chris Adams
  • After Jericho was eliminated by Steiner, he was able to negotiate his way back in.

WCW World Heavyweight Championship Tournament (1999)Edit

The WCW World Heavyweight Championship Tournament was a tournament to crown the new World Heavyweight Champion after Sting was stripped of the title due to attacking a referee at Halloween Havoc. The tournament finals took place at Mayhem.[1]

WCW World Tag Team Championship Tournament (January 2000)Edit

The WCW World Tag Team Championship Tournament was a tournament to crown the new World Tag Team Champions after The Outsiders vacated the title due to Scott Hall suffering an injury.

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
        
Kevin Nash
Wall & Sid Vicious
Kevin Nash & Scott Steiner
PG-13
PG-13
Rick Steiner & Berlyn
Kevin Nash & Scott Steiner
The Harris Brothers
The Harris Brothers
Meng & Fit Finlay
The Harris Brothers
Mike Rotunda & Buzzkill
Dean Malenko & Konnan
Mike Rotunda & Buzzkill
Kevin Nash & Scott Steiner
David Flair & Crowbar
Buff Bagwell & Kanyon
Disco Inferno & Big Vito
Buff Bagwell & Kanyon
Asya & Norman Smiley
Jim Duggan & Perry Saturn
Asya & Norman Smiley
Buff Bagwell & Vampiro
David Flair & Crowbar
Midnight & Lash LeRoux
Harlem Heat
Midnight & Lash Leroux
David Flair & Crowbar
Vampiro & Evan Karagias
David Flair & Crowbar

Scott Steiner became Kevin Nash's partner in the second round.

Vampiro replaced Kanyon in the third round.

WCW Cruiserweight Championship Tournament (2000)Edit

The WCW Cruiserweight Championship Tournament was a tournament for the vacated Cruiserweight Championship, which took place after Oklahoma was forced to vacate the title due to exceeding the weight limit of a cruiserweight.[2]

WCW World Heavyweight Championship Tournament (2000)Edit

The WCW World Heavyweight Championship Tournament was a tournament to crown the new World Heavyweight Champion after Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo vacated all the titles.[1]

WCW United States Championship Tournament (April 2000)Edit

The WCW United States Championship Tournament was a tournament to crown the new United States Heavyweight Champion after Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo vacated all the titles. The tournament took place at Spring Stampede.[1]

WCW World Tag Team Championship Tournament (April 2000)Edit

The WCW World Tag Team Championship Tournament was a tournament to crown the new World Tag Team Champions after Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo vacated all the titles. The tournament took place at Spring Stampede.[1]

WCW United States Championship Tournament (July 2000)Edit

The WCW United States Championship Tournament was a tournament that took place on July 18, 2000 for the vacated United States Championship after Scott Steiner was stripped of the title due to using his banned Steiner Recliner on Mike Awesome during a match at Bash at the Beach.[1]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
Shane Douglas 3:53
Billy Kidman DQ
Shane Douglas 4:30
Lance Storm Pin
Buff Bagwell 4:00
Lance Storm Sub
Lance Storm 5:05
Mike Awesome Sub
Mike Awesome 6:34
Kanyon Pin
Mike Awesome 3:35
Great Muta Pin
Vampiro 8:28
Great Muta Pin

London Lethal Lottery Tag Team Tournament (2000)Edit

The London Lethal Lottery Tag Team Tournament was a tournament.[9][10]

Semifinals Final
      
1 Scott Steiner and Sting
4 Bam Bam Bigelow and Mike Awesome
Scott Steiner and Sting
Kronik
3 KroniK
2 Booker T and Lex Luger

WCW Hardcore Championship Tournament (2000)Edit

The WCW Hardcore Championship Tournament was a tournament to crown the new Hardcore Champion after Mike Sanders stripped Norman Smiley of the title.[2]

Semifinals Final
      
1 Johnny The Bull
4 Sgt. AWOL
Sgt. AWOL
Reno
3 Crowbar
2 Reno
  • Sgt. AWOL originally defeated Reno in the finals but WCW Commissioner Mike Sanders reversed the decision and awarded the win to Reno.

European Cup Tournament (2000)Edit

The European Cup Tournament was a tournament.[11][12]

WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship Tournament (2001)Edit

The WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship Tournament was a tournament to crown the inaugural Cruiserweight Tag Team Champions.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Other WCW Singles Title Tournaments".
  3. ^ a b c "Crockett Cup".
  4. ^ a b c http://prowrestlinghistory.com/
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Misc. Tournaments".
  6. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "European Cup « Tournaments Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database".
  7. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Slim Jim Challenge « Tournaments Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database".
  8. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Lord Of The Ring « Tournaments Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database".
  9. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "London Lethal Lottery Tag Team Tournament « Tournaments Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database".
  10. ^ Saalbach, Axel. "Wrestlingdata.com - The World's Largest Wrestling Database".
  11. ^ "Solie's Title Histories: ECW".
  12. ^ "Sting Wins the WCW European Cup - WCW Millennium... - WCW WorldWide".