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Daily Pro Wrestling History (09/08): Ric Flair stripped of NWA World title



Kansas City, Missouri:
- World Champion Jim Londos beat Abe Coleman
- Rudy Dusek beat Wee Willie Davis 
- George Zaharias drew Gino Garibaldi 
- Jim McMillen beat Jack Hurley 


Waterloo, Iowa:
- Earl Wampler beat Louis Thesz


Houston, Texas:
- Verne Gagne defeated Miguel Guzman for the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Ilio DiPaolo
- Bill Miller beat Bob Geigel
- Moose Evans beat Kurt Von Brauner
- Crusher beat Floyd Ude (this was the debut of the Crusher character)
- Doug Gilbert beat Johnny King


Atlanta, Georgia:
- El Mongol defeated Mr. Wrestling for the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title 


Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- Superstar Billy Graham beat the Crusher 
- Wahoo McDaniel & Billy Robinson beat AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens on a 3rd fall DQ
- Ivan Koloff beat Sailor Art Thomas
- Reggie Parks drew Geoff Portz
- Ric Flair beat Billy Howard


Green Bay, Wisconsin:
- Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Larry Hennig & Jim Brunzell
- The Crusher beat Superstar Billy Graham
- Chris Taylor beat Horst Hoffman
- Bull Bullinski drew Khosrow Vaziri (sub Bobby Heenan)


Springfield, Massachusetts:
- Intercontinental Champion Pat Patterson defeated WWF World Champion Bob Backlund via countout in a champion vs. champion match


Chiba, Japan:
- Stan Hansen defeated Giant Baba for the Pacific Wrestling Federation World Heavyweight Title 


Asheville, North Carolina:
- NWA Champion Ric Flair went to a no contest with Ivan Koloff
- Bunkhouse Match: Ron Bass & Manny Fernandez & Magnum TA beat Ole Anderson & Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard
- AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors beat Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khruschev by DQ

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Kamala by DQ
- Terry Gordy beat Jerry Blackwell by DQ
- Greg Gagne & Curt Hennig & Scott Hall beat Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens & Larry Zbyszko
- Curt Hennig & Greg Gagne beat Jim Garvin & Steve Regal by DQ


Greenville, South Carolina:
- John Savage defeated Brody Chase
- Colt Steele defeated David Isley
- Denny Brown defeated Gladiator #2
- Kendall Windham defeated Teijo Khan
- UWF Western States Heritage Champion Barry Windham fought Arn Anderson to a double count-out
- NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated NWA TV Champion Nikita Koloff in a Russian chain match
- NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Ron Garvin in a No DQ match


Miami, Florida:
- Lou Perez defeated Powerhouse Parker
- Dick Murdoch defeated the Cuban Assassin
- Kevin Sullivan defeated Brad Armstrong
- Brian Pillman defeated Norman
- Jim Cornette defeated Paul E. Dangerously
- Bobby Eaton & Brad Armstrong (sub. for Stan Lane) defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin via disqualification
- The Road Warriors defeated the Samoan Swat Team in a steel cage match


Jackson, Mississippi:
- Tim Horner pinned Dutch Mantell
- Mike Rotunda fought Brad Armstrong to a draw
- NWA US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Buddy Landell & Blade Hunter (Al Greene)
- Brian Pillman defeated Harley Race via disqualification
- The Junkyard Dog defeated NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson via disqualification
- NWA Tag Team Champions Doom defeated Ricky Morton & Wendell Cooley (sub for Robert Gibson)

Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
- Kim Duk (aka Tiger Chung Lee) defeated Invader #1 for the WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Title


- The National Wrestling Alliance officially stripped Ric Flair of the NWA World Heavyweight Title ahead of his WWF debut

Oakland, California:
- PN News & Big Josh defeated Johnny B. Badd & Mike Graham 
- Bobby Eaton & Tom Zenk defeated Terrance Taylor & Richard Morton 
- Dustin Rhodes pinned the Diamond Studd 
- WCW Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyzsko defeated WCW US Tag Team Champions Firebreaker Chip & Todd Champion 
- WCW US Champion Sting pinned Oz 
- Rick Steiner defeated WCW TV Champion Steve Austin via disqualification 
- Barry Windham & Ron Simmons defeated WCW World Champion Lex Luger & Mr. Hughes via disqualification at 11:48
- El Gigante defeated the One Man Gang in a steel cage match


Fishersville, Virginia:
- Doug Dalton defeated the Hornet
- Ricky Morton defeated Chris Candido in a hair vs. mask match
- SMW Heavyweight Champion the Dirty White Boy defeated Bruiser Bedlam
- Chris Candido defeated Lance Storm
- SMW Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated New Jack & Mustafa

Bad Segeberg, Germany:
- Jim Duggan defeated Diamond Dallas Page
- Brian Pillman defeated WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal in a non-title match
- Sting defeated Steve Austin
- The Nasty Boys defeated Kevin & Dave Sullivan
- Marcus Alexander Bagwell & the Patriot defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma in a non-title match
- Vader defeated the Guardian Angel
- WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Ric Flair


- Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick to win the WWE World Tag Team Championship