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Clash of The Champions VII: Guts and Glory

Clash of the Champions VII took place on June 14, 1989 at the Ritz-Epps Fitness Center in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The show drew a 3.8 rating on TBS. This show was used to build the Great American Bash 1989 PPV on July 23.

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.

  • NWA World Tag Team Title Tournament Semi Final #1
    • The Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael Hayes) (with Terry Gordy) defeated The Dynamic Dudes (Johnny and Shane) (7:14)
  • Michael Hayes DDT’ed Shane Douglas behind the referee's back for the victory.
  • Jimmy Garvin replaces Terry Gordy who participated in the first round match; it was Garvin's debut as an official Freebird, although he had been an "undercover" Freebird since 1983.
  • The Freebirds beat the Road Warriors in the first round while the Dynamic Dudes beat Jack Victory and Rip Morgan
  • Ranger Ross defeated The Terrorist (1:25)
  • Ranger Ross pinned the Terrorist after a “Combat Kick”
  • Jack Victory once again appears at a Clash of Champions under a mask, having previously appeared as “Russian Assassin #2” and “The Blackmailer” when the bookers needed a generic heel.
  • The Ding Dongs defeated Cougar Jay and George South (3:39)
  • The Ding Dongs won after a flying kneedrop / flying elbow double team move
  • The Ding Dongs were Jim Evans and Richard Sartain who only wrestled a handful of matches under this gimmick.
  • NWA World Tag Team Title Tournament Semi Final #2
  • Lane pinned Samu after the Road Warriors ran in and attacked the Samoan Swat Team while the referee was knocked out.
  • The Midnight Express beat Bob Orton, Jr. and Butch Reed in the first round while the Samoan Swat Team beat Ranger Ross and Ron Simmons
  • Terry Gordy fought Steve Williams to a double countout (6:26)
  • Williams and Gordy are counted out while fighting on the floor.
  • Norman the Lunatic (with Theodore R. Long) defeated Mike Justice (0:47)
  • Norman gets the victory with a Sitdown Splash on Justice.
  • The Varsity Club (Mike Rotunda and Kevin Sullivan) defeated The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott (with Missy Hyatt)) (8:36)
  • Rotunda pins Scott Steiner after suplexing Steiner onto a steel chair.
  • This match is one of the very first matches the Steiner Brothers had together.
  • Sting defeated Bill Irwin to retain the NWA World Television Championship (3:14)
  • Sting pins Irwin after a Stinger Splash in the corner.
  • NWA World Tag Team Title Tournament Final
    • The Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael Hayes) defeated The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane (w/Jim Cornette)) to win the vacant NWA World Tag Team Championship (10:03)
  • Garvin pins Eaton after Terry Gordy interfered and hit a powerbomb on Eaton.
  • Jim Cornette was attacked by Paul E. Dangerously early in the match and helped to the back by the Dynamic Dudes.
  • Ricky Steamboat defeated Terry Funk by disqualification (14:00)
  • Funk is disqualified for hitting Steamboat with the microphone.
  • Funk beat down on Steamboat after the match until Lex Luger made the save.
  • After running Funk off Luger turns on Steamboat and attacks him as well.

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