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Vader Timeline


The following is a timeline for the WWE and WCW career of the Big Van Vader. Listed is every PPV match (excluding battle royals in which he was not involved in the ending) and title change that he has been involved in. Bolded items represent title victories while italicized items represent title losses. Please note that in the WWE he was known as Vader while and in WCW he was known as Big Van Vader.

7/7 Great American Bash - beat Tom Zenk

2/24 Wrestle War - fought to a double-DQ against Stan Hansen
10/27 Halloween Havoc - Chamber of Horrors: El Gigante, Sting & The Steiners beat Big Van Vader, Cactus Jack, Diamond Studd, & Abdullah the Butcher
12/29 Starrcade - w/Mr. Hughes beat The Nightstalker & Rick Steiner

1/21 Clash Of Champions 18 - w/Mr. Hughes lost to The Steiners
7/12 Great American Bash - beat Sting to win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship
8/2 lost the WCW Title to Ron Simmons
9/2 COC 20 - Elimination Tag Team Match: Jake Roberts, Rick Rude, Big Van Vader & The Super Invader beat Sting, Nikita Koloff & The Steiners
10/25 Halloween Havoc - No DQ Match for U.S. Title: Vader (defending the title for the injured Rick Rude) beat Nikita Koloff
12/28 Starrcade - w/Dustin Rhodes beat Kensuske Sasaki & The Barbarian
12/28 Starrcade - King of Cable Tournament Final: Sting beat Big Van Vader
12/30 - regained the WCW Title from Ron Simmons

1/13 COC 22 - Thunderdome Cage Match: Sting, Dustin Rhodes, & Cactus Jack beat Big Van Vader, Paul Orndorff, & Barry Windham
2/21 Superbrawl - beat Sting in a White Castle of Fear Strap Match
3/11 - lost the WCW Title to Sting
3/17 - regained the WCW Title from Sting
5/23 Slamboree - lost to Davey Boy Smith by DQ
6/17 COC 23 - Big Van Vader, Sid Vicious & Rick Rude beat Dustin Rhodes, Sting & Davey Boy Smith
7/18 Beach Blast - w/Sid Vicious lost to Davey Boy Smith & Sting
8/18 COC 24 - beat Davey Boy Smith
9/19 Fall Brawl - War Games: Sting, Davey Boy Smith, Dustin Rhodes & The Shockmaster beat Big Van Vader, Sid Vicious & Harlem Heat
10/24 Halloween Havoc - beat Cactus Jack in a Texas Death Match
11/10 COC 25 - lost to Ric Flair by DQ
11/20 Battlebowl - w/Cactus Jack & Big Van Vader beat Charlie Norris & Kane (the future Stevie Ray from Harlem Heat not the Undertaker's brother)
11/20 Battlebowl - won the battle bowl by last eliminating Sting
12/27 Starrcade - lost the WCW title to Ric Flair

1/27 COC 26 - Elimination Match: Sting & Ric Flair beat Big Van Vader & Rick Rude
2/20 Superbrawl - lost to WCW Champion Ric Flair in a Thunder Cage Match
4/17 Spring Stampede - beat The Boss
5/22 Slamboree - lost to Sting in a match to declare a new WCW International Heavyweight Champion
7/17 Bash at the Beach - beat The Guardian Angel by DQ
9/19 Fall Brawl - beat The Guardian Angel & Sting
10/23 Halloween Havoc - beat The Guardian Angel
11/16 COC 29 - beat Dustin Rhodes
12/27 Starrcade - won the U.S. Championship from Jim Duggan

2/19 Superbrawl - lost to WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan by DQ
3/19 WCW Uncensored - lost a Strap Match to WCW Champion Hulk Hogan
4/?? - stripped of the U.S. Title
5/21 Slamboree - w/Ric Flair lost to Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage
7/16 Bash at the Beach - lost a Steel Cage Match that was also filmed for Baywatch to WCW Champion Hulk Hogan
8/6 COC 31 - beat Arn Anderson and Ric Flair in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match

3/31 Wrestlemania XII - Owen Hart, Davey Boy Smith, & Big Van Vader beat Yokozuna, Ahmed Johnson, & Jake Roberts
4/28 IYH: Good Friends Better Enemies - beat Razor Ramon
5/28 IYH: Beware of Dog part 2 - beat Yokozuna
6/23 King of The Ring - lost to Jake Roberts by DQ
7/21 IYH: International Incident - Big Van Vader, Owen Hart, & Davey Boy Smith beat Shawn Michaels, Sid & Ahmed Johnson
8/18 SummerSlam - lost to WWF World Champion Shawn Michaels
10/20 IYH: Buried Alive - lost to Sid
11/17 Survivor Series - Flash Funk, Jimmy Snuka, Yokozuna, & Savio Vega fought to a double-DQ against Vader, Faarooq, New Diesel, & New Razor Ramon

1/19 Royal Rumble - beat The Undertaker
2/16 IYH: Final Four - Four Way Elimination Match for the Vacant WWF Title: Bret Hart beat Steve Austin, Vader, & The Undertaker
3/23 WrestleMania 13 - w/Mankind fought to a double-count out against WWF Tag Team Champions Owen Hart & The British Bulldog
5/11 IYH: A Cold Day in Hell - lost to Ken Shamrock
7/9 IYH: Canadian Stampede - lost to WWF Champion The Undertaker
10/5 IYH: Bad Blood - w/The Patriot lost a Flag Match to Bret Hart & Davey Boy Smith
11/9 Survivor Series - Davey Boy Smith, Jim Neidhart, Doug Furnas & Phil Lafon beat Goldust, Marc Mero, Vader, & Steve Blackman

1/18 Royal Rumble - beat Goldust
2/15 No Way Out of Texas - lost to Kane
5/31 Over The Edge - lost to Kane
7/26 Fully Loaded - lost to Mark Henry
9/27 Break Down - lost to Bradshaw beat Vader

Sources include: Pro Wrestling Illustrated Almanac, wwe.com, and onlineworldofwrestling.com

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