This Day In Wrestling History – September 9th

Sep 9, 2011 - by Jamie Cruickshank


In 2007, TNA No Surrender was held in Orlando, Florida

– Pacman Jones & Ron Killings defeat Kurt Angle & Sting to win the TNA Tag Team Titles after Angle turned on Sting – Jay Lethal defeats Kurt Angle to win the TNA X-Division Title – Chris Harris defeats Black Reign in a No-DQ Match – Kurt Angle defeats Abyss to retain the TNA World Title

Title Changes

1970 – Waldo von Erich defeats Jack Curtis to win the TSW Mississippi Title

1980 – Harley Race defeats Giant Baba to win the NWA World Title for the 5th time

1980 – The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika) defeat Tony Garea & Rene Goulet in the final of a tournament to win the WWF Tag Team Titles

1980 – The Grappler defeats Ted DiBiase to win the MSW North American Title

1986 – Dusty Rhodes defeats Arn Anderson to win the NWA Television Title

1988 – Shinichi Nakano & Shunji Takano defeat Footloose (Samson Fuyuki & Toshiaki Kawada) to win the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles

1993 – Shane Douglas defeats Tito Santana by forfeit to win the NWA-ECW Title

1993 – Doug Furnas & Dan Kroffat defeat The Eagle & The Patriot to win the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles

2006 – Naomichi Marufuji defeats Jun Akiyama to win the GHC Heavyweight Title

In Memoriam

The wrestling world has lost two personalities on this day. Firstly, in 1944, 2-time World Heavyweight Champion Gus Sonnerberg died aged 46 of leukemia whilst serving in the Navy, having left wrestling to enlist 4 years previously. Secondly, in 1988, 3-time NWA Light Heavyweight Champion Leroy McGuirk died of natural causes aged 77. McGuirk had been blinded in a car accident in 1950, but retained a high-up position in the NWA until close to his passing

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