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On this day in pro wrestling history: Gagne vs. Crusher loser leaves town, Von Erichs vs. Freebirds, Young Bucks vs. Machine Guns

By Brian Hoops

Tarzan White defeated Art Nelson to win the Southern Title in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Freddie Blassie defeated Ray Gunkel to win the Southern Title in Atlanta, Georgia

Enrique Torres & Alberto Torres defeated Stan Vachon & Butcher Vachon to win the Southern Tag Team title in Macon, Georgia. 

Kansas City, Kansas
Dick the Bruiser drew Bob Geigel 
Mongolian Stomper beat Jose Azteca and Harvey Race (as Danny Race) 
Rock Hunter beat Joe Millich (sub for Les Thatcher) 
Enrique Torres beat Larry Williams 

St. Paul, MN at Midway Stadium
Loser Leaves Town match
AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat The Crusher
Mad Dog Vachon beat Pat Barrett
Jack Lanza & Dale Lewis & Billy Red Cloud beat Mitsu Arakawa & Stan Kowalski & Moose Cholak in 2 of 3 falls
Reggie Parks beat Guy Mitchell
Attendance was 4,548

Davenport, Iowa
Non Title Death Match
Mad Dog Vachon beat AWA Champion The Crusher
AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Danny Hodge & Reggie Parks
Chris Markoff beat Eddie Sharkey
Billy Red Cloud beat Gene Anderson

Bob Geigel & Bob Brown defeated Ron Etchison & Sonny Myers in Kansas City, Kansas to win the NWA North American Tag Team Title. 

Rocket Monroe and Skandor Akbar defeated Bob ARmstrong and Argentina Apollo to win the Macon Tag Team Title in Macon, Georgia. 

Terry & Ron Garvin defeated Tojo Yamamoto & Johnny Marlin in Nashville, Tennessee to win the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Title.

Kansas City, Kansas at Memorial Hall
Lord Alfred Hayes & Bob Orton defeated Bobby Whitlock & Bad News Beach
The Viking fought Ronnie Etchison to a draw
Killer Karl Krupp defeated Bob Geigel
Bob Brown defeated Bob Ellis via DQ
The Interns defeated Pat O’Connor & Mike George in three falls

Mike George defeated Mr. Wrestling II in Shreveport, Louisiana to win the Mid-South Wrestling Association North American Heavyweight Title. 

Kevin Von Erich defeated King Kong Bundy to win the World Class Championship Wrestlng America's Heavyweight Title.

World Class Championship Wrestling holds their first Labor Day Weekend 'Star Wars' event in Ft. Worth, Texas. 
Iceman Parsons defeated Buddy Roberts.
Bruiser Brody defeated Kamala via disqualification in a Lumberjack match. 
Kerry Von Erich defeated Michael Hayes in a Country Whipping match.
Kevin Von Erich defeated World Class American Champion Jimmy Garvin via disqualification.
World Class Texas Champion David Von Erich defeated Terry Gordy in a two-out-of-three falls match. 
World Class Six-Man Tag team Champions The Fabulous Freebirds (Hayes, Gordy & Roberts) defeated David, Kerry & Kevin Von Erich when Hayes pinned Kerry.

John Tatum & Jimmy Jack Funk defeat Steve & Shaun Simpson to win the World Class Championship Wrestling Texas Tag Team championship.

At the Clash of the Champions XVI in Augusta, Georgia; Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko, defeated Rick Steiner & Bill Kazmier in the finals of a tournament to become new WCW World Tag Team Champions. Also, World Television Champion Steve Austin defeated Tom Zenk. 

Johnny Ace & Steve Williams defeated Jun Akiyama & Mitsuharu Misawa to win the AJPW Unified World Tag Team championship.

Donovan Morgan defeats Michael Modest in Hayward, California to win the All-Pro Wrestling Universal Heavyweight Title.

2007 - Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeat Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch to win the WWE World Tag Team championship.

At the TNA PPV No Surrender; TNA Tag Team Champions The Motor City Machine Guns defeated Generation Me, AJ Styles defeated Tommy Dreamer in a I Quit Match and Abyss defeated Rhyno in a falls count anywhere match.