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This is a list of various things that took place in 1977.

Significant events

January

  • 17 - Howard Finkel makes his debut as ring announcer at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Initially alternating with Jack Lee, Finkel will become MSG's only ring announcer by the fall of 1977 and will eventually become the most prolific ring announcer for the WWWF (later WWF and still later, WWE)

September

  • 17 - The first WWWF-promoted wrestling card from the Philadelphia Spectrum is aired on Philadelphia's PRISM (Philadelphia Regional In-Home Sports and Movies) premium cable channel. Vince McMahon Jr. would be joined by Philadelphia-area sports announcer Dick Graham on commentary. The first main event saw Bruno Sammartino defeat WWWF Champion Superstar Billy Graham by the blood rule. PRISM would continue to air WWWF (and later WWF) events through early 1989

Births

January

February

March

April

May

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July

August

September

October

November

December

Deaths

March

Debuts

May

August

September

October

Events

Title changes

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

  • Ox Baker wins the NWA Detroit United States title from The Sheik in Detroit
  • 2 - The Stampede North American title is vacated when previous champion Dan Kroffat retires
  • 7 - Greg Valentine regains the NWA Mid-Atlantic title from Wahoo McDaniel in Raleigh (aired on tape-delay on Wide World Wrestling)
  • 23 - Dusty Rhodes and Dick Slater win the NWA Mid-Atlantic World Tag Team title from the Minnesota Wrecking Crew in Atlanta
  • 27 - Mr. Fuji and Prof. Toru Tanaka win the vacant WWWF Tag Team title in a tournament final over Tony Garea and Larry Zbyszko in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 30 - Ox Baker wins the NWA American title from Captain USA in Houston, Texas

October

  • 3 - The Black Avenger and Iron Mike Sharpe win the NWA Canadian Tag Team title from Eric Froelich and Guy Mitchell in Vancouver
  • 7 - Don Gagne wins the vacant Stampede North American title in a tournament final over Bobby Burke in Calgary
  • 12 - Baron Von Raschke wins the NWA Mid-Atlantic TV title from Rick Steamboat in Raleigh (during Von Raschke's reign, the title was renamed as the NWA Television Championship)
  • 14 - The Minnesota Wrecking Crew regain the NWA Mid-Atlantic World Tag Team title from Dusty Rhodes and Dick Slater in Atlanta
  • 21 - Rick Steamboat wins the NWA Mid-Atlantic United States title from Ric Flair in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 30 - Ric Flair and Greg Valentine regain the NWA Mid-Atlantic World Tag Team title from the Minnesota Wrecking Crew in Greensboro

November

  • 12 - The WWA World title is held up following a match between champion Ivan Koloff and Dick the Bruiser; Ed Wiskoski wins the NWA Pacific Northwest title from Dutch Savage in Portland
  • 16 - Stan Hansen wins the NWA Georgia title from Dick Slater in Columbus, Georgia

December

  • 12 - Fritz Von Erich wins the NWA American title from Ox Baker in Fort Worth; Don Wayt wins the NWA Pacific Coast title from Mr. X in Vancouver
  • 21 - Gama Singh and Igor Volkoff win the NWA Canadian Tag Team title from The Black Avenger and Iron Mike Sharpe in Vancouver
  • 26 - Dick the Bruiser regains the held-up WWA World title by defeating Ivan Koloff in Indianapolis

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