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On this date in pro wrestling history (9/19): Rude defeats Flair; Grappler defeats DiBiase

1956

Mobile, Alabama:

- The Great Malenko defeated Herb Welch to win the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title

1969

Atlanta, Georgia:

- Joe Scarpa (aka Chief Jay Strongbow) defeated Paul DeMarco to win the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title

1980

Shreveport, Louisiana:

- The Grappler defeated Ted DiBiase to win the Mid-South North American Heavyweight Title

1981

Landover, Maryland:

- WWF World Champion Bob Backlund defeated George Steele in a Texas Death Match at the Capital Center

1982

Charlotte, North Carolina:

- Jos LeDuc defeated Jimmy Valiant to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Television Title

1985

Baltimore, Maryland:

- NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Magnum TA

- Rock & Roll Express beat Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khrushchev dq

- Dusty Rhodes drew Nikita Koloff

- Larry Zbyszko & Nick Bockwinkel beat Sgt. Slaughter & Greg Gagne dq

- Ronnie Garvin no contest Black Bart

- Brad Rheingans beat Kevin Kelly

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:

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- AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Boris Zhukov dq

- Jerry Blackwell beat Michael Hayes

- Tom Zenk & Curt Hennig beat Bill Irwin & Scott Irwin

- Jim Garvin beat Buck Zumhofe

- Baron Von Raschke beat Buddy Roberts

1986

Fukuoka, Japan:

- Shiro Koshinaka defeated Nobuhiko Takada for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

1986

Ponce, Puerto Rico:

- Ron Starr defeated Invader I to win the WWC Television champion

1988

Memphis, Tennessee:

- AWA Champion Jerry Lawler ddq Kerry Von Erich

- Samoan Swat Team beat Michael Hayes & Steve Cox to regain Texas Tag title

- Brickhouse Brown & Jeff Jarrett & Bill Dundee beat Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden & Phil Hickerson

- AWA TV Champion Ronnie Garvin drew Robert Gibson

- AWA Tag Team Champions Badd Company Pat Tanaka & Paul Diamond beat RPMs

- Rock & Roll Express & Sgt. Slaughter beat Soldat Ustinov & Teijo Kahn & Colonel DeBeers

- Tommy Rich ddq Jimmy Valiant

- AWA Women's Champion Madusa Meceli beat Magnificent Mimi dq

1992

Yokohama, Japan:

- Atsushi Onita defeated Tiger Jeet Singh for the WWA World Martial Arts Heavyweight Title

1993

Houston, Texas:

- At the WCW Fall Brawl PPV; Rick Rude defeated Ric Flair to win the WCW International World Heavyweight Title

- Steven Regal defeated Ricky Steamboat to win the WCW TV Title

- Sting, Davey Boy Smith, Dustin Rhodes & The Shockmaster defeated Sid Vicious, Vader & Harlem Heat in a WarGames match

1999

Villa Park, Illinois:

- ECW held their Anarchy Rulz Pay-per-view; Mike Awesome won the ECW World Title from Taz and Masato Tanaka

- Lance Storm defeated Jerry Lynn

2008

Boston, Massachusetts:

- Nigel McGuiness defeated Roderick Strong to retain the ROH World Title

- Kevin Steen & El Generico defeated Jimmy Jacobs and Tyler Black to win the ROH World Tag Team Title

2010

- Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre won the WWE Tag Team Titles

- Daniel Bryan defeated the Miz to win the US Title.

- Randy Orton won the WWE World Title in a six pack challenge match