Today In Pro Wrestling History (Jan 25): Two Titleholders battle at the Super Bowl of Wrestling

Today In Pro Wrestling History: On January 25, 1978, at the Orange Bowl, Championship Wrestling from Florida hosted the Super Bowl of Wrestling. The main event featured a historic encounter between Superstar Billy Graham and Harley Race. This two-out-of-three-falls contest ended in a one-hour time limit draw, with each wrestler securing one fall apiece.

Billy Graham and Harley Race’s Match

Today In Pro Wrestling History January 25
Superstar Billy Graham.

The match was held outdoors at the Orange Bowl and was anticipated to attract a large crowd. However, the event was affected by day-long wind and rain, which hampered walk-up ticket sales. As a result, the attendance was about 12,000, less than the expected 30,000. Despite the challenging weather conditions, Race and Graham performed admirably, ensuring an exciting match while being cautious about potential injuries.

The match was a two-out-of-three-falls contest and ended in a one-hour time-limit draw, with each wrestler securing one fall apiece. Graham won the first fall with a Superstar Bearhug, and Race secured the second fall with a suplex. The third fall saw Race applying a sleeperhold on Graham, but the time limit expired, resulting in a draw.

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