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Daily Pro Wrestling History (09/17): Ric Flair wins his first NWA World title



Lafayette, Louisiana:
- Billy Wicks defeated Buddy Fuller for the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title


Seattle, Washington:
- Betty Boucher defeated The Fabulous Moolah for the NWA World Women's Championship


Jacksonville, Florida:
- The Texas Outlaws (Dick Murdoch & Dusty Rhodes) defeated Jose Lothario & Argentina Apollo to win the NWA Florida Tag Team Titles


Macon, Georgia:
- Bill Dromo and Mike McCord (Austin Idol) defeated Ole & Gene Anderson to win the Southeastern Tag Team Titles in a no DQ Match


Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel went to a double countout with Billy Robinson in a 90-minute time limit match
- Super Destroyer & Angelo Mosca beat Dr X & the Crusher 
- In a lumberjack match, Greg Gagne beat Bobby Heenan
- Blackjack Lanza beat Jim Brunzell dq
- Bob Backlund drew Bobby Duncum
- Roger Kirby beat Steve Olsonoski


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Ric Flair defeated Dusty Rhodes to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (Lou Thesz was special guest referee and this was Flair's first World title win)
- Michael Hayes, Bob Brown and Rufus R. Jones defeated Gene Lewis, The Monk and Oliver Humperdink
- Harley Race defeated Sgt. Slaughter
- Central States TV Champion Bob Sweetan defeated Bobby Jaggers
- Buzz Tyler & James J. Dillon defeated Ron Sexton & Terry Gibbs


St. Louis, Missouri:
- Harley Race defeated Dick The Bruiser in a no DQ steel cage match to win the Missouri title
- Crusher Blackwell defeated Dewey Robertson
- Mark Romero and Bobo Brazil Hercules Hernandez and Kim Duk by DQ
- Bruce Reed defeated Roger Kirby
- Manny Fernandez draw Ivan Koloff
- Omar Atlas defeated Gary Royal
- Buzz Tyler and Mike George defeated Tapu and The Great Tio in a 2/3 falls match


Kansas City, Missouri:
- Bob Orton Jr. pinned Jerry Allen
- Nikolai Volkoff pinned Scott Casey
- Don Muraco fought Killer Khan to a double disqualification
- Butch Reed pinned Superstar Billy Graham
- Rick Martel & Tito Santana defeated the Islanders via count-out
- WWF Women's Champion Sherri Martel defeated Velvet McIntyre
- WWF Tag Team Champions Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart defeated B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell
- WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Harley Race in a steel cage match


Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
- TNT (Savio Vega) defeated Buddy Landel to win the WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Title

Nashville, Tennessee:
- Ron Garvin defeated Greg Gagne to win the AWA International Television Title
- AWA Champion Jerry Lawler went to a no contest with Kerry Von Erich
- Sgt. Slaughter beat Soldat Ustinov by dq
- Jeff Jarrett & Bill Dundee & Jimmy Valiant beat Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden & Tommy Rich by dq


Chicago, Illinois:
- Greg Evans pinned Larry Williams 
- The Cuban Assassin pinned Richard Sartain 
- Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace defeated the New Zealand Militia 
- Butch Reed pinned Scott Hall 
- Rick & Scott Steiner fought Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey to a double countout 
- NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Tommy Rich 
- Dick Murdoch (sub. for Sting) defeated NWA TV Champion the Great Muta via disqualification 
- NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Dick Slater (sub. for Terry Funk) in a Texas Death Match 


Roanoke, Virginia:
- Dustin Rhodes defeated Tom Zenk
- Erik Watts defeated Mark Canterbury
- Van Hammer defeated Diamond Dallas Page
- Barry Windham defeated Vinnie Vegas
- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Greg Valentine & Dick Slater
- WCW World Champion Ron Simmons, Sting, & Nikita Koloff defeated WCW US Champion Rick Rude, Barbarian and Super Invader
- Steve Austin pinned WCW TV Champion Ricky Steamboat in a non-title match with the Stun Gun
- WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Steve Williams & Terry Gordy defeated Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton 


Johnson City, Tennessee:
- Tim Horner pinned Chris Candido in a "country whipping" match
- Scott & Steve Armstrong beat Ron & Don Harris 
- The Black Ninja (Larry Santo) beat Bob Armstrong in a "Jim Cornette vs. Bob Armstrong loser leaves town" match
- The Rock'n'Roll Express beat The Heavenly Bodies (Bruce Pritchard & Del Rey)
- Tracy Smothers beat SMW Champ Brian Lee via DQ


Barbourville, Kentucky:
- Lance Storm drew Killer Kyle
- Ricky Morton pinned Chris Candido in a hair vs. mask match
- SMW Champ Dirty White Boy beat Bruiser Bedlam via DQ
- Chris Candido pinned Brian Lee
- SMW Tag Champs The Rock'n' Roll Express beat The Gangstas


WCW Fall Brawl | Asheville, North Carolina:
- Big Bubba pinned Mark Thorne 
- Disco Inferno pinned Joey Maggs 
- Alex Wright fought Eddie Guerrero to a no contest 
- Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Scotty Riggs defeated the Nasty Boys 
- Johnny B. Badd pinned Brian Pillman 
- Sgt. Craig Pittman defeated Cobra 
- Diamond Dallas Page defeated The Renegade to win the WCW Television Title 
- Harlem Heat defeated Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater to win the WCW World Tag Team Titles
- In a War Games match, Hulk Hogan, Sting, Randy Savage & Lex Luger defeated Kamala, Zodiac (Brutus Beefcake), Shark (John Tenta) & Meng


WCW Fall Brawl | Buffalo, New York:
- WCW Cruiserweight Champion Elix Skipper (w/ Major Gunns) pinned Kwee Wee (w/ Paisley) 
- Chavo Guerrero Jr., Lash Laroux, & the Wall defeated Evan Karagias, Shannon Moore, & Shane Helms 
- Ron & Don Harris defeated Kronik in a first blood chain match 
- WCW US Champion Lance Storm (w/ Major Gunns) defeated General Rection
- Big Vito, Disco Inferno, WCW Tag Team Champions Rey Mysterio Jr. & Juventud Guerrera, & Paul Orndorff (surprise partner) (w/ Konnan & Tygress) defeated Mike Sanders, Sean O'Haire, Chuck Palumbo, Sean Stasiak, Reno, & Johnny the Bull (w/ Mark Jindrak) in an elimination match
- Shane Douglas & Torrie Wilson defeated Billy Kidman & Madusa in a scaffold match
- Sting defeated the Great Muta and Vampiro
- Mike Awesome defeated Jeff Jarrett in a bunkhouse match
- Booker T defeated Kevin Nash in a cage match to win the WCW World Championship 
- Scott Steiner defeated Bill Goldberg in a no DQ match


Cincinnati, Ohio:
- Matt Stryker defeated Cody Hawk for the HWA Heavyweight Title


ROH Glory by Honor | Long Island, New York:
- Low Ki pinned Jay Lethal in a Fight Without Honor 
- Austin Aries pinned Azrieal 
- ROH Pure Champion Nigel McGuinness pinned Roderick Strong 
- Colt Cabana defeated Homicide via disqualification 
- Jay Lethal pinned Low Ki 
- Davey Andrews defeated Eric Matlock 
- Samoa Joe defeated Adam Pearce, BJ Whitmer, and Ricky Reyes
- Bryan Danielson defeated ROH World Champion James Gibson 
- AJ Styles (w/ Mick Foley) defeated Jimmy Rave (w/ Prince Nana) 


WWE Unforgiven | Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Super Crazy defeated Shelton Benjamin
- Johnny Nitro (with Melina) defeated Jeff Hardy to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship
- Kane vs. Umaga (with Armando Estrada) ended in a double countout
- The Spirit Squad (Kenny and Mikey) (with Mitch, Johnny, and Nicky) defeated The Highlanders (Robbie and Rory McAllister) to retain the World Tag Team Championship
- D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) defeated Mr. McMahon, Shane McMahon and Big Show in a Hell in a Cell match
- Trish Stratus defeated Lita to win the WWE Divas Championship
- Randy Orton defeated Carlito
- John Cena defeated Edge to win the WWE Championship in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs match


NJPW Destruction | Beppu, Japan:
- Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi & Yuya Uemura beat Hiroyoshi Tenzan& Satoshi Kojima & Yota Tsuji
- David Finlay & Ren Narita beat Toa Henare & Shota Umino
- Ayato Yoshida beat Takashi Iizuka via DQ
- Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask & Kushida & Ryusuke Taguchi beat Will Ospreay & Rocky Romero & Sho & Yoh 
- Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr. beat Baretta & Chuckie T
- Zack Sabre Jr. & Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Desperado beat Evil & Seiya Sanada & Bushi 
- Hiroshi Tanahashi & Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma & Juice Robinson beat Kazuchika Okada & Jay White & Toru Yano & Yoshi-Hashi
- Taichi beat Hirooki Goto to win the NEVER openweight title
- Tetsuya Naito pinned Minoru Suzuki