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This is a list of various things that took place in 1974.

Significant events

August

  • 3 - Studio Wrestling ends its run on Pittsburgh station WIIC-TV (now WPXI) due to declining ratings and is replaced by syndicated WWWF programming. The program moves over to rival Pittsburgh station WPGH-TV and is renamed Super Pro Wrestling

Births

January

March

May

December

Deaths

Debuts

Events

September

Title changes

Unknown date

January

February

March

April

  • 1 - Mr. X wins the NWA Pacific Coast title from Flash Gordon in Vancouver
  • 8 - Paul Jones and Bob Bruggers win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team title from the Minnesota Wrecking Crew in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 13 - Ripper Collins regains the NWA Pacific Northwest title from Jimmy Snuka in Portland
  • 17 - Gene Kiniski and Mr. X win the NWA Canadian Tag Team title from Flash Gordon and Leo Madril in Vancouver
  • 18 - Fritz Von Erich regains the NWA American title from The Texan in Dallas
  • 29 - Dan Kroffat and Leo Madril win the NWA Canadian Tag Team title from Gene Kiniski and Mr. X in Vancouver

May

June

  • 4 - Jimmy Snuka regains the NWA Pacific Northwest title from Ripper Collins in Portland

July

August

  • 5 - Gene Kiniski and Dutch Savage win the NWA Canadian Tag Team title from The Brute and Mr. X in Vancouver
  • 10 - Ox Baker wins the WWA World title from Bob Ellis in Indianapolis, Indiana; Rasputin wins the NWA Pacific Northwest title from Jimmy Snuka in Portland

October

  • 7 - Jimmy Snuka regains the NWA Pacific Northwest title from Rasputin
  • 12 - Peter Maivia wins the San Francisco version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship from Moondog Mayne in San Francisco, California
  • 14 - Gene Kiniski wins the NWA Pacific Coast title from Mr. X in a steel cage match in Vancouver. Following the match, Mr. X is unmasked, revealing his identity as Guy Mitchell
  • 24 - Nick Bockwinkel and Ray Stevens regain the AWA World Tag Team title from The Crusher and Billy Robinson in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Ivan Koloff regains the NWA Mid-Atlantic TV title from Paul Jones in Anderson, South Carolina
  • 28 - Wayne Bridges and Dan Kroffat win the NWA Canadian Tag Team title from Gene Kiniski and Dutch Savage in Vancouver

November

  • 11 - Dale Lewis wins the NWA Pacific Northwest title from Jimmy Snuka; Gene Kiniski and Mr. Saito win the NWA Canadian Tag Team title from Wayne Bridges and Dan Kroffat in Vancouver
  • 30 - The NWA American title is held up following a match between champion Fritz Von Erich and Blackjack Lanza in Dallas

December

  • 2 - Giant Baba wins the NWA World Heavyweight Championship from Jack Brisco in Kagoshima, Japan
  • 6 - Paul Jones and Tiger Conway Jr. win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team title from Rip Hawk and Ric Flair in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 9 - Jack Brisco regains the NWA World title from Giant Baba in Toyohashi, Japan
  • 11 - Dutch Savage wins the NWA Pacific Northwest title from Dale Lewis in Portland
  • 26 - Paul Jones regains the NWA Mid-Atlantic TV title from Ivan Koloff in Greensboro
  • 29 - Fritz Von Erich regains the held-up NWA American title from Blackjack Lanza in Dallas

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