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On this date in pro wrestling history (9/20): Flair defeats McDaniel, Gagne beats Von Raschke

By: Brian Hoops


Houston, Texas:

- Ivan The Terrible & Nikita Zolotoff defeated Pepper Gomez & El Medico to win the NWA Texas Tag Team Title.


Kansas City, Kansas:

- Buddy Austin & Lee Henning defeated Sonny Myers & Bill Dromo in three falls

- Pat O’Connor defeated Bob Geigel in three falls


Atlanta, Georgia:

- Ramon & Alberto Torres defeated Butcher Vachon & Stan Vachon for the NWA Georgia Tag Team Title


Honolulu, Hawaii:

- AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens ddq WWWF Champion Pedro Morales & Wahoo McDaniel

- Cage match: Ed Francis beat Fred Blassie

- Giant Baba ddq The Sheik


Minneapolis, Minnesota:

- Superstar Billy Graham beat Ken Patera

- Billy Robinson & Geoff Portz beat Larry Hennig & Buddy Wolff in 2 out of 3 falls

- Nick Bockwinkel beat Red Bastien dq

- Ric Flair beat Billy Howard


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

- WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated George Steele in a stretcher match. Andre The Giant was the special referee

Chicago, Illinois:

- Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Dusty Rhodes & Dr X

- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Baron Von Raschke

- Ox Baker beat Jim Brunzell

- Greg Gagne vs Jimmy Valiant

- Kim Duk vs Khosrow Vaziri (Iron Sheik)

- Pampero Firpo beat Joe Guzman


Caguas, Puerto Rico:

- Jose Miguel Perez defeated The Spoiler II to win the WWC Puerto Rican Heavyweight Title. On the same show, Carlos

Colon defeated The Spoiler I in to win the WWC North American Heavyweight Title


Hampton, Virginia:

- Ric Flair defeated Wahoo McDaniel to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title

Chatanooga, Tennessee:

- The Mongolian Stomper & Ivan Koloff defeated Robert Fuller & Bob Armstrong

- Jackie Fargo & Pepper Gomez defeated The Interns by DQ

- Tommy Rich & TojoYamamoto fought to a draw against Phil Hickerson & Dennis Condrey


Tampa, Florida:

- Florida Title vs. $1,000 Silver Dollars; champion Lars Anderson beat Dusty Rhodes via DQ

- Pedro Morales beat WWWF champion Billy Graham in a non-title bout

- Ivan Koloff & Pat Patterson beat Rocky Johnson & Don Muraco

- Mr. Saito beat Raul Mata

- Mike Graham & Jerry Brisco beat Buddy Roberts & Keith Franks (Adrian Adonis)


Honolulu, Hawaii:

Steel Cage Match, Loser Leaves Town for Hawaiian Title:

Don Muraco beat Tor Kamata

AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Mr. Fuji & Karl Von Steiger

Larry Sharpe beat John Tolos

Missing Link Pampero Firpo drew John Studd

Monroe, Louisiana:

Jose Lothario defeated Assassin #1 to win the Mid-South Wrestling Association Heavyweight Title


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

- Big John Studd defeated Angelo Mosca to win the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Title


St. Louis, Missouri:

- Bulldog Bob Brown defeated Mark Batten.

- The Ax Attack (Larry and Curt Hennig) defeated Mr. Pogo and Edgar Thomas

- Crusher Blackwell fought Kamala to a double disqualification

- AWA World Champion Rick Martel defeated Jimmy Garvin

- Bruiser Brody defeated One Man Gang

- NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Missouri champ Harley Race


Fort Wayne, Indiana:

- Brad Rheingans fought Steve Regal to a draw

- Larry Zbyszko defeated Buck Zumhofe

- Sgt. Slaughter defeated Boris Zhukov via disqualification

- Magnum TA fought NWA US Champion Tully Blanchard to a draw

- NWA TV Champion Dusty Rhodes defeated Ivan Koloff


San Juan, Puerto Rico:

- Hurricane Castillo Jr. defeated Gran Mendoza to win the WWC World Junior Heavyweight Title

- Carlos Colon defeated Hercules Ayala to win the WWC Universal Heavyweight Title


Atlanta, Georgia:

- Sting & Nikita Koloff defeated Jake Roberts & Super Invader

- Unified NWA/NWA World Tag Team Champions Steve Williams & Terry Gordy defeated Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton

- WCW World Champion Ron Simmons defeated WCW U.S. Champion Rick Rude


Nagoya, Japan:

- Shinya Hashimoto defeated The Great Muta to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

- New Jack & John Kronus defeated The Dudley Boys to win the ECW World Tag Team Title

Kawasaki, Japan:

- Sugar Sato defeated Yoshiko Tamura to win the WCW Women's World Cruiserweight Title in Kawasaki, Japan

Birmingham, England:

- Shawn Michaels defeated Davey Boy Smith to win the WWF European Title

- The Legion of Doom defeated Henry & Phinneas Godwinn


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

- Adam Pearce defeated Brent Albright to regain the NWA World Title

- Bryan Danielson defeated Katsuhiko Nakajima to retain the GHC Junior Heavyweight Title


- Sarita & Taylor Wilde defeated The Beautiful People to win the TNA Knockouts Tag team Title

- AJ Styles won the TNA World Championship by defeating Matt Morgan, Sting and Kurt Angle in a 4 way match


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

- Adam Cole defeated Michael Elgin to win the ROH World Title

- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team champions The Forever Hooligans defeated The American Wolves