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This Day In Wrestling History– September 1st



Trivia

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

2005 – Deep South Wrestling, the new WWE development territory, promotes it’s 1st show

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

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

2009 – Ricky Steamboat was 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 – Former WCW World champion Diamond Dallas Page filed a lawsuit against the band 3OH!3 over their unauthorized use of his Diamond Cutter symbol

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

2012 – Freddie Blassie was inducted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame, securing 88% of the reader votes

2013 – Sherri Martel was inducted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame, securing 77% of the reader votes

Events

In 1986, CWF Battle of the Belts III was held in Daytona Beach, Florida:

– The Fabulous Ones (Stan Lane & Steve Keirn) defeated The Sheepherders (Luke Williams & Butch Miller) to retain the NWA United States Tag Team Titles
– The White Ninja defeated Tim Horner to win the NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Title
– Nick Bockwinkel defeated Kendo Nagasaki by DQ to retain the AWA World Title
– Ric Flair fought Lex Luger to a time-limit draw to retain the NWA World Title
– Barry Windham defeated Ron Bass to win the Florida Heavyweight Title

In 2006, ChickFight held “ChickFight VI” at Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco, California:

– MsChif defeated Hailey Hatred in a ChickFight VI Tournament quarterfinal match.
– KAORU defeated Tiana Ringer via referee stoppage in a ChickFight VI Tournament quarterfinal match
– Allison Danger defeated Frankie in a ChickFight VI Tournament quarterfinal match
– Cheerleader Melissa & Daizee Haze fought to a 35-minute time-limit draw in a ChickFight VI Tournament quarterfinal match. As a result of the draw, both women advanced to the semifinals
– Vennis DeMarco (with Chris Colione) defeated Scotty Aboot
– Mr. Primetime defeated Chris Hero & J.J. Perez in a 3-way match
– KAORU defeated MsChif in a ChickFight VI Tournament semifinal match
– Daizee Haze defeated Cheerleader Melissa & Allison Danger in a 3-way ChickFight VI Tournament semifinal match
– KAORU defeated Daizee Haze to win the ChickFight VI Tournament

Title Changes

1868 – Homer Lane defeated James H. McLaughlin to win the American Collar-and-Elbow Title in Utica, New York

1923 – Clarence Weber defeated Billy Meeske to win the Australian Heavyweight Title in Melbourne, Australia

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

1977 – Don Leo Jonathan defeated Otto Wanz to win the Catch Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title in Johannesburg, South Africa

1977 – Dory Funk, Jr. defeats Ciclon Negro to win the Amarillo NWA International Heavyweight Title in Amarillo, Texas

1978 – Pak Choo & Roddy Piper defeated Ryuma Go & Black Gordman to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Title

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

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

1982 – Paul Jones defeated Jack Brisco to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title in Charlotte, North Carolina

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

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

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

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

1991 – The Grappler and Don Harris defeat Demolition Crush and Steve Doll for the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title in Seaside, Oregon

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

1998 – Pirata Morgan lost his hair to Vampiro in Houston, Texas

2000 – The American Dragon (Bryan Danielson) defeated Pokerface to win the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title in Dyersburg, Tennessee

2006 – Mike Bennett defeated Spike Dudley in a Street Fight to win the NRG Heavyweight Title in Fall River, Massachusetts

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

2007 – Adam Pearce defeated Brent Albright in the final of a tournament to become the 1st NWA World Champion since the split with TNA

2009 – on Smackdown, John Morrison defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. to win the WWE Intercontinental Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to former WWE Tag Team Champion Jimmy Snuka Jr. (43), indy wrestler KC Thunder (49), & 2-time TNA X-Division Champion Doug Williams (42)

Also, today would have been the birthday of former ECW World & WCW Tag Team Champion Bam Bam Bigelow (53) & former ECW &  WCW Tag Team Champion Rocco Rock (61)

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