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This Day In Wrestling History – September 1st



Trivia

1993 – WCW fully withdraws from the NWA, surrendering the right to use NWA Title belts

2005 – Deep South Wrestling, the new WWE development territory, promotes it’s first show

2007 – Andre The Giant is inducted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame, securing 86% of the reader votes

2008 – Jerry Lawler is inducted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame, securing 85% of the reader votes

2009 – Ricky Steamboat is inducted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame, securing 95% of the reader votes. This remains the highest percentage of ‘Yes’ votes in GERWECK Hall of Fame history

2010 – Jim Cornette is inducted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame, securing the minimum 70% of the reader votes

Title Changes

1958 – Jerry & Eddie Graham defaet Mark Lewin & Don Curtis to win the NWA Northeast United States Tag Team Titles

1979 – Jimmy Snuka defeats Ricky Steamboat in the final of a tournament to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic United States Title

1982 – Bill Irwin defeats Al Madril to win the Texas Heavyweight Title

1983 – The Rock N Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) defeat The Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton) to win the MSW Tag Team Titles

1986 – Buzz Sawyer & Matt Borne defeat Chris Adams & Lance von Erich in the final of a tournament to become the first WCCW World Tag Team Champions

1986 – Denny Brown defeats Steve Regal to win the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title

1987 – Kazuo Yamazaki & Yoshiaki Fujiwara defeat Akira Maeda & Nobuhiko Takada to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles

1992 – Ric Flair defeats Randy Savage to win the WWF Title

2007 – CM Punk defeats John Morrison in a Last Chance Match to win the ECW Title

2007 – Adam Pearce defeats Brent Albright in the final of a tournament to become the first NWA World Champion since the split with TNA

2009 – on Smackdown, John Morrison defeats Rey Mysterio to win the WWE Intercontinental Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to former WWE Tag Team Champion Jimmy Snuka Jr (41) and 2-time TNA X-Division Champion Doug Williams (40)

Also, today would have been the birthday of former ECW World and WCW Tag Team Champion Bam Bam Bigelow (51) and former ECW and WCW Tag Team Champion Rocco Rock (59)

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