Joe Stecher wrestles Ed "Strangler" Lewis to a four hour and fifty-two minute draw in Omaha, NE in front of 18,000 fans in what was described as one of the most boring matches ever with Lewis stalling for most of the match trying to wear out Stecher.
July 4, 1916
Happy Birthday to Barry Windham and Sid Vicious
July 4, 1960
Paul Orndorff defeated Jake Roberts for the Mid-South North American Heavyweight title.
July 4, 1981
WWF(E) World Champion, Bob Backlund faces NWA World Champion Ric Flair in Atlanta, GA. The match ends after 20 minutes, a double disqualification.
July 4, 1982
Adrian Adonis, Pat Kelly and The Canadian Wildman Dave McKigney were killed in an automobile accident.
July 4, 1988
Referee Joey Marella was killed in an automobile accident.
July 4, 1994