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This is a list of various things that took place in 1978.

Significant events

February

  • 18 - The earliest known existing video footage featuring Gorilla Monsoon on commentary is during a televised arena show from the Philadelphia Spectrum and aired on PRISM on this date. Monsoon worked alongside PRISM sportscaster Dick Graham to call the evening's main event: Superstar Billy Graham defeating Bruno Sammartino in a steel cage match to successfully defend the WWWF Heavyweight Championship (done after a blow by Sammartino sent Graham tumbling outside the steel cage and onto the floor, thus winning); the match has been uploaded to various video sharing sites. Monsoon would work occasionally behind the mic (usually filling in for Vince McMahon Jr.) before taking a more prolific role on the WWF's commentary team starting in the fall of 1982

Births

Unknown

January

May

June

August

September

October

  • 26 – CM Punk (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

November

  • 23 - Bishop (Surrey, British Columbia, Canada)

December

Deaths

Debuts

August

Events

January

February

April

August

October

Title changes

January

February

March

April

May

June

  • 7 - Baron Von Raschke and Greg Valentine win the NWA Mid-Atlantic World Tag Team title from Paul Jones and Rick Steamboat in Raleigh, North Carolina; Jones wins the NWA TV title from Von Raschke in Raleigh
  • 10 - Rick Steamboat wins the NWA TV title from Paul Jones in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 16 - Ed Wiskoski regains the NWA Pacific Northwest title from Jerry Oates in Salem, Oregon
  • 24 - Roddy Piper wins the NWA San Francisco United States title from Moondog Mayne in San Francisco
  • 26 - The Yukon Lumberjacks (Eric and Pierre) win the WWWF Tag Team title from Dino Bravo and Dominic DeNucci in New York City
  • 30 - Hector Guerrero regains the NWA Americas title from Moondog Mayne in Los Angeles

July

  • 14 - Moondog Mayne regains the NWA San Francisco United States title from Roddy Piper
  • 24 - The Iron Sheik and The Texas Outlaw win the vacant NWA Canadian Tag Team title in a tournament final over Don Leo Jonathan and Jake Roberts in Vancouver

August

  • 11 - Moondog Mayne regains the NWA Americas title from Hector Guerrero in Los Angeles
  • 13 - The NWA San Francisco United States title and the NWA Americas title, last held by Moondog Mayne, are both vacated when Mayne is killed in a car accident
  • 22 - Jonathan Boyd wins the NWA Pacific Northwest title from Ed Wsikoski in Portland
  • 25 - Chavo Guerrero, Sr. wins the vacant NWA Americas title in a tournament in Los Angeles

September

October

November

December

  • Chavo Guerrero wins the NWA Americas title from Twin Devil I
  • 1 - Big Daddy Ritter wins the Stampede North American title from Alo Leilani in Calgary
  • 26 - Paul Orndorff and Jimmy Snuka win the NWA Mid-Atlantic World Tag Team title from Baron Von Raschke and Greg Valentine in Richmond, Virginia
  • 30 - Rick Steamboat wins the NWA Mid-Atlantic United States title from Ric Flair in Greensboro

See also

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