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Daily Pro Wrestling History (10/02): The debut of AEW Dynamite

NWA World Champion Ric Flair also took on AWA World Champion Rick Martel in a title vs. title match.


Oxford, Iowa:

- American Heavyweight Champion Dr. B.F. Roller defeated Charles Cutler in 2 out of 3 falls


Kansas City, Kansas:

- MWA Champion Orville Brown defeated Joe Dusek in 2 out of 3 falls (special referee was Jack Dempsey)


Kansas City, Kansas:

- Heart of America Heavyweight Champion Sonny Myers defeated Jim Henry in 2 out of 3 falls


Atlanta, Georgia:

- Ray Gunkel defeated Freddie Blassie to win the Southern Heavyweight title


Pensacola, Florida:

- Jan Madrid defeated Don Fields in a tournament to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title


Omaha, Nebraska:

- AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race defeated Haru Sasaki & Mad Dog Vachon by DQ

- Mad Russian Stan Pulaski defeated Mighty Igor Vodik to win the Nebraska Heavyweight title

- Danny Hodge defeated Bob Rader


St. Paul, Minnesota:

- The Crusher & Billy Robinson defeated Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens

- Lars Anderson defeated Bull Bullinski

- Larry Hennig vs. Don Muraco went to a draw


Miami Beach, Florida:

- Pak Song defeated Jos LeDuc in a lumberjack match

- Bill Watts defeated Dusty Rhodes by DQ

- Mike Graham & Jerry Brisco defeated Dick Slater & Gary Hart

- Professor Toru Tanaka defeated Ron Fuller

- Bob Armstrong & Tony Charles defeated The Hollywood Blondes

- Mike Pappas defeated Beautiful Bruce

- Bob Backlund defeated Jim Dalton


Osaka, Japan:

- Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi defeated Jerry Brown & Buddy Roberts to win the NWF North American Tag Team Titles


Tokyo, Japan:

- Jerry & Ted Oates defeated The Great Kojika & Motoshi Okuma to win the All Japan All-Asian Tag Team titles


Memphis, Tennessee:

- Jerry Lawler defeated Mongolian Stomper by DQ

- NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion Nelson Royal defeated Bill Dundee

- Wayne Farris & Jimmy Valiant defeated Mike Bowyer & Frankie Laine in a loser of the fall leaves town match

- Jos LeDuc defeated Tommy Gilbert


Osaka, Japan:

- Ryuma Go defeated Tatsumi Fujinami to win the WWF World Junior Heavyweight Title


St. Louis, Missouri:

- Jack Brisco defeated Ted DiBiase to win the Missouri Title

- Bulldog Bob Brown vs. Dewey Robertson went to a draw

- Kevin, David & Kerry Von Erich defeated Greg Valentine, Johnny Valiant & J.J. Dillon

- Dick the Bruiser defeated Baron Von Raschke

- Andre the Giant and Rocky Johnson defeated Sgt. Slaughter and Ken Patera by DQ

- NWA World Champion Ric Flair vs. Harley Race went to a 60 minute draw

Denver, Colorado:

- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel vs. Tito Santana went to a draw

- Hulk Hogan, Jim Brunzell & Greg Gagne defeated Jerry Blackwell, Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura

- Billy Robinson defeated Sheik Adnan

- Bobby Heenan defeated Buck Zumhofe


St. Louis, Missouri:

- Harley Race defeated NWA Champion Ric Flair by winning the only fall within the one hour limit. Flair retained the title despite losing the decision because the challenger failed to win two falls.

- Andre the Giant vs. Crusher Blackwell went to a double countout

- Ken Patera, Hercules Hernandez & Kim Duk defeated Dusty Rhodes, Dewey Robertson & Bruce Reed via DQ

- Hulk Hogan defeated Greg Valentine & The Great Tio in a handicap match

- Mark Romero defeated Roger Kirby

- Manny Fernandez defeated Von Raschke

- Bulldog Bob Brown & Buzz Tyler vs. Mike George and Rufus R. Jones went to a draw

Chattanooga, Tennessee:

- Tito Santana defeated Chick Donovan

- Terry Gordy defeated Matt Borne

- Ivan Koloff & The Iron Sheik defeated Brad Armstrong & Johnny Rich

- Roddy Piper defeated The Super Destroyer

- Paul Orndorff defeated Buzz Sawyer by DQ


San Antonio, Texas:

- Kerry Von Erich defeated Boris Zurkov

- Chris Adams & Iceman Parsons defeated Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts

- David Von Erich defeated Jim Garvin

- Kevin Von Erich defeated NWA World Champion Harley Race by DQ


Tokyo, Japan:

- NWA World Champion Ric Flair vs. AWA World Champion Rick Martel in a title vs. title match ended in a double countout


Des Moines, Iowa:

- The Italian Stallion defeated Teijo Khan

- The MOD Squad defeated Rocky King & George South

- Jimmy Valiant defeated Shaska Whatley

- Todd Champion & DJ Peterson vs. The Thunderfoots went to a draw

- Sam Houston defeated the Warlord via DQ

- NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Ole & Arn Anderson

- NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated NWA TV Champion Dusty Rhodes


Richmond, Virginia:

- Rick Steiner defeated Lazertron

- Ricky Santana vs. MOD Squad Spike went to a draw

- Denny Brown defeated Colt Steele

- Sting defeated John Savage

- Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated UWF TV Champion Terry Taylor & Eddie Gilbert

- Florida Heavyweight Champion Mike Rotundo fought Dick Murdoch to a double countout

- The Road Warriors defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane via DQ

- NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard defeated Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson in a steel cage match

- The Road Warriors defeated NWA US Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane via DQ


Chicago, Illinois:

- Ron Simmons defeated Rip Morgan

- NWA TV Champion Mike Rotunda defeated Italian Stallion

- Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane vs. Dick Murdoch & Dusty Rhodes went to a draw

- Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers defeated The Sheepherders

- The Russian Assassins defeated Ivan & Nikita Koloff via DQ

- Sting defeated NWA US Champion Barry Windham via DQ

- NWA World Champion Ric Flair vs. Lex Luger went to a draw


Wheeling, West Virginia:

- Demolition defeated Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard to win the WWF Tag Team titles

Memphis, Tennessee:

- Tony Anthony won a tournament final over Dustin Rhodes to become the first USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion


Washington, D.C.:

- Brian Pillman defeated Brad Armstrong

- Shane Douglas & Erik Watts defeated Dick Slater & Greg Valentine

- Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton defeated Tom Zenk & Scott Steiner

- Sting & Dustin Rhodes defeated Jake Roberts & Cactus Jack

- WCW World Champion Ron Simmons defeated WCW US Champion Rick Rude

Knoxville, Tennessee:

- Danny Davis vs. Dutch Mantell went to a draw

- Brian Lee defeated The Nightstalker via countout

- Paul Orndorff defeated Ronnie Garvin

- The Dirty White Boy defeated Tim Horner

- SMW Tag Champs The Heavenly Bodies defeated The Fantastics

- The Rock N' Roll Express defeated Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden in a stretcher match


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

- Sabu defeated Shane Douglas to win the ECW Heavyweight Title

- Kevin Sullivan defeated Abdullah The Butcher in a steel cage match

- The Public Enemy defeated Ian & Axl Rotten and Badd Company in a three-way steel cage match

Morristown, Tennessee:

- Killer Kyle defeated Bobby Blaze

- Tim Horner defeated Chris Candido

- Steve & Scott Armstrong defeated Ron & Don Harris

- SMW Tag Champs The Rock N' Roll Express defeated The Heavenly Bodies

- Tracy Smothers defeated SMW Champ Brian Lee via DQ


Thomaston, Connecticut:

- Naoya Ogawa defeated Gary Steele for the NWA World Heavyweight Title


San Francisco, California:

- Booker T defeated Jeff Jarrett to win the vacant WCW World title


Nashville, Tennessee:

- Amazing Red defeated Shark Boy

- NWA World Champion Ron Killings defeated Low Ki

- NWA Tag Team Champions Chris Harris & James Storm defeated Ron Harris & Ashley Hudson

- X Division Champion Jerry Lynn defeated AJ Styles in a Ladder match


WWE Hell in a Cell | New Orleans, Louisiana:

- Alberto Del Rio defeated John Cena and CM Punk in a Hell in a Cell match to become the new WWE Champion

- Beth Phoenix defeated Kelly Kelly to win the WWE Divas title

- Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes defeated John Morrison

- WWE World Champion Mark Henry defeated Randy Orton in a Hell in a Cell match


AEW Dynamite premiere | Washington, D.C.:

- Cody Rhodes defeated Sammy Guevara

- MJF defeated Brandon Cutler

- PAC defeated Hangman Page

- Riho defeated Nyla Rose to become the inaugural AEW Women's Champion

- Chris Jericho, Santana & Ortiz defeated Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks