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This is a list of various things that took place in 1980.

Significant events

August

October

  • Big Time Wrestling, The Sheik's NWA-affiliated promotion in Detroit, ceases operations

Births

Unknown

January

February

April

July

August

September

October

November

December

Debuts

Events

July

August

Title changes

January

February

March

April

May

  • 3 – The Sheik wins the Detroit version of the NWA United States title from Mighty Igor in Detroit, Michigan
  • 10 – Rick Steamboat and Jay Youngblood regain the NWA World Tag Team title from Ray Stevens and Greg Valentine in Greensboro
  • 19 – Roddy Piper and Rick Martel win the NWA Canadian Tag Team title from The Sheepherders in Vancouver; the title is vacated later in the year

June

  • 7 – Ed Wiskoski wins the San Francisco version of the NWA United States title from George Wells in San Francisco, California
  • 22 – Ray Stevens and Jimmy Snuka win the NWA World Tag Team title from Rick Steamboat and Jay Youngblood in Greensboro

July

August

  • 9 – Ron Starr wins the NWA San Francisco United States title from Ed Wiskoski in San Francisco
  • 16 – Buddy Rose wins the NWA Pacific Northwest title from Rick Martel in Portland

September

  • 4 – Giant Baba wins the NWA World Heavyweight Championship from Harley Race in Saga, Japan; Rick Martel regains the NWA Pacific Northwest title from Buddy Rose
  • 9 – Harley Race regains the NWA World title from Giant Baba in Ohtsu, Japan
  • 19 – The Grappler wins the Mid-South North American title from Ted DiBiase in Shreveport
  • 20 – Buddy Rose regains the NWA Pacific Northwest title from Rick Martel

October

  • 6 – Rip Oliver and Fidel Cortez win the vacant NWA Canadian Tag Team title in a tournament final over Al Tomko and Mike Popovich in Vancouver
  • 13 – Bob Sweetan wins the NWA San Francisco United States title from Ron Starr in San Francisco

November

  • 3 – Jay Youngblood and Joe Ventura win the NWA Canadian Tag Team title from Rip Oliver and Fidel Cortez in Vancouver
  • 8 – Dusty Rhodes wins the NWA San Francisco United States title from Bob Sweetan in San Francisco
  • 24 – Ric Flair regains the NWA Mid-Atlantic United States title from Greg Valentine in Greenville, South Carolina (WWE does not recognize this title change)
  • 27 – Paul Jones and Masked Superstar win the NWA World Tag Team title from Ray Stevens and Jimmy Snuka in Greensboro

December

  • 27 – Jay Youngblood wins the NWA Pacific Northwest title from Buddy Rose in Portland

See also

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