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On this date in pro wrestling history (9/17): Flair wins 1st World Title, Cena defeats Edge in TLC

1958

Lafayette, Louisiana:

- Billy Wicks defeated Buddy Fuller for the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title

1966

Seattle, Washington:

- Betty Boucher defeated The Fabulous Moolah for the NWA World Women's Championship

1970

Jacksonville, Florida:

- The Texas Outlaws, Dick Murdoch & Dusty Rhodes, defeated Jose Lothario & Argentina Apollo to win the NWA

Florida Tag Team Title

1974

Macon, Georgia:

- Bill Dromo and Mike McCord defeated Ole & Gene Anderson to win the Southeastern Tag Team Titles in a No DQ Match.

1977

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

- 90 minute time limit match, AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel went to a double countout with Billy Robinson

- 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

1981

Kansas City, Missouri:

- Ric Flair defeated Dusty Rhodes to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Lou Thesz was special guest referee (This was Ric Flair's first World

Heavyweight title)

- Michael Hayes,Bob Brown and Rufus R. Jones defeated Gene Lewis, The Monk and Oliver Humperdink

- Harley Race defeated Sgt. Slaughter

- Bob Sweetan defeated Bobby Jaggers to retain the Central States TV Title

- Buzz Tyler & James J. Dillon defeated Ron Sexton & Terry Gibbs

1982

St. Louis, Missouri:

- Harley Race defeated Dick The Bruiser to win the Missouri State Heavyweight Title

1987

Kansas City, Missouri:

- WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Harley Race in a steel cage match

1988

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 dq

- Jeff Jarrett & Bill Dundee & Jimmy Valiant beat Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden & Tommy Rich dq

1995

Asheville, North Carolina:

- 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 Title at the Fall Brawl PPV

- Hulk Hogan, Sting, Randy Savage & Lex Luger defeated Kamala, Zodiac (Brutus Beefcake), Shark (John Tenta) & Meng in a War Games match

2000

Buffalo, New York:

- Booker T defeated Kevin Nash in a cage match to win the WCW World Championship at the Fall Brawl PPV

- Scott Steiner defeated Bill Goldberg in a no DQ match

- Lance Storm defeated General Reaction to retain the US title

2002

Cincinnati, Ohio:

- Matt Stryker defeated Cody Hawk for the HWA Heavyweight Title

2005

Long Island, New York:

- Bryan Danielson defeated James Gibson to win the ROH championship at Glory by Honor IV

- ROH Pure champion Nigel McGinnis defeated Roderick Strong to retain the title

2006

- At the Unforgiven PPV, John Cena defeated Edge to win the WWE Championship in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs match

- Trish Stratus defeated Lita to win the WWE Diva's Championship.