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On this date in pro wrestling history (9/14): AWA title reversed, Chris Benoit wins WCW TV Title

By Brian Hoops, Wrestling


- John Pesek was awarded the NWA (National Wrestling Association) World Heavyweight Title


Kansas City, Kansas:

- MWA World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown beat Tom Zaharias in 2 out of 3 falls

- Jack Hader and Les Wolfe wrestled to a 45 minute draw


St. Joseph, Missouri:

- MWA World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown beat Ben Morgan 2 falls to 1

- Jerry Meeker defeated Sonny Meyers by dq


Kansas City, Kansas:

- In a Death match, Bobo Brazil beat Dick the Bruiser

- In a North American Tag Team Title Match, Bob Geigel and Bob Brown beat Mongolian Stomper and Jerry Miller to retain the titles.

- Pat O’Connor drew Sonny Myers

- The Ox (Ox Baker) beat Bulldog Plechas


Kansas City, Kansas:

- Dory Funk, Sr. defeated Yasu Fuji

- Danny Little Bear fought The Destroyer to a draw

- Harley Race defeated Baron Von Raschke

- Rufus R. Jones & Omar Atlas & Bill Kersten defeated Black Angus & Roger Kirby & Percival A. Friend


Portland, Maine:

- Peter Maivia defeated WWWF World Champion Superstar Billy Graham in a non-title match 


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:

- Greg Gagne beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel to win AWA Title (Decision was later reversed)

- Mighty Igor Vodik & Rufus R Jones beat Lord Alfred Hayes & Super Destroyer Mark II

- Billy Robinson beat Ray Stevens

- Pat Patterson beat Chris Pepper (sub Jim Brunzell)

- Bob Orton Jr beat Steve Olsonoski

- Larry Hennig beat Blackjack Lanza

- Bob Brown beat Dave Kochen


Landover, Maryland:

- Andre The Giant defeated Hulk Hogan


St. Louis, Missouri:

- NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Harley Race

- AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors beat Dick the Bruiser & Blackjack Lanza

- Chris Adams beat Jimmy Garvin

- Crusher Blackwell beat Jim Brunzell by countout

- Tony Atlas & Ted DiBiase & Buzz Tyler beat Ox Baker & Hacksaw Higgins & Mr Saito


Charleston, South Carolina:

- Magnum TA no contest Tully Blanchard

- AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors beat Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khrushchev dq

- In a Texas Death match, Manny Fernandez beat The Barbarian

- Black Bart beat Ron Bass


Dallas, Texas:

- Chaz defeated The Lightning Kid (Sean Waltman) to win the Global Wrestling Federation Light Heavyweight Title


New York City:

- The Quebecers defeated the Steiner Brothers to win the WWF Tag Team Title

Memphis, Tennessee:

- Tatanka defeated Jerry Lawler to win the USWA Unified Heavyweight Title. On the same show, Tommy Rich defeated Jeff Jarrett for the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title and The Dogcatchers defeated The Moondogs for the USWA Tag Team Title.

Oakwood, Virginia:

- The Smoky Mountain Wrestling "Beat The Champ" Television Title changed hands twice on one television taping as Robert Gibson defeated Jimmy Del Rey for the belt, only to lose it later that night to Tony Anthony. 


Winston-Salem, North Carolina:

- Diamond Dallas Page won a War Games match in which it was every man for himself

- WCW Cruiserweight Champion Juventud Guerrera defeated Silver King

- Chris Benoit defeated Rick Steiner to win the WCW Television Title


Detroit, Michigan:

- ROH World champion Takeshi Morishima defeated Erick Stevens

- ROH Tag Team champions The Briscoes defeated Matt Cross and Austin Aries



- Bryan Danielson defeated Yoshinobu Kanemaru to win the GHC Jr. Heavyweight Title

- Nigel McGuinness retained the ROH World Title against Jimmy Jacobs

TNA No Surrender

- Sheik Abdul Bashir defeated Petey Williams and Consequences Creed to win the TNA X Division Title.

- Beer Money defeated LAX to retain the TNA Tag Team Titles.

- Samoa Joe retained the TNA Title over Kurt Angle and Christian Cage.