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On this day in pro wrestling history: Mad Dog vs. Gagne, Sawyer vs. Rich, Hennig vs. Nick, Steamboat vs. Savage, Jericho vs. Benoit

By Brian Hoops


1963 - At Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas; World Tag Team Champions
The Medics defeated Luther Lindsay & Joe Scarpello in three falls;
Central States Heavyweight Champion Sonny Myers defeated Rock Hunter via
DQ in three falls and United States Heavyweight Champion Bob Geigel
defeated Pat O’Connor via DQ in three falls.

1964 - Mad Dog Vachon won the AWA World title from Verne Gagne in the
Omaha Civic Cente.

1982 - Buzz Sawyer defeated Tommy Rich for the Georgia National
Heavyweight Title in Atlanta, Georgia

1983 - Tony Atlas defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair via
disqualification at a Georgia Championship Wrestling event in Beckley, WV.

1987 - Curt Hennig defeated Nick Bockwinkel for the AWA World
Heavyweight Title in San Francisco, California after Larry Zbyszko
handed him a roll of quarters to knock him out.

1987 - WWF Intercontinental champion Ricky Steamboat defeated Randy
Savage in a steel cage match in Chicago, Illinois and in Boston, Mass;
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Harley Race.

1994 - Larry Zbyszko defeated Lord Steven Regal for the WCW Television
Title in Atlanta, Georgia.

1994 - Jake Roberts defeated Dirty White Boy Tony Anthony for the Smoky
Mountain Wrestling Heavyweight Title in Harriman, Tennessee

1994 - Doug Gilbert defeated Brian Christopher for the USWA Southern
Heavyweight Wrestling Title in Memphis, Tennessee. On the same show
Brian Christopher teamed with Doug's brother, Eddie Gilbert, to lose the
USWA Tag Team Title to The Eliminators.

1996 - Dean Malenko defeated Shinjiro Ohtani to capture the WCW
Cruiserweight champioship during a WCW Worldwide TV Taping at Universal
Studios in Orlando, FL.

1998 - Chris Benoit defeated Booker T for the WCW Television Title in
Charleston, South Carolina.

2000 - Chris Jericho defeated Chris Benoit for the WWF Intercontinental
Title during a Smackdown taping in Richmond, Virginia,