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On this day in pro wrestling history (9/12): Harlem Heat win WCW Tag Titles, Triple H wins WWE World Title, Sting beats Hogan for WCW gold

By Brian Hoops,


St. Louis, Missouri: 
- Cowboy Bob Ellis defeatd Lou Thesz by dq (Thesz was last minute sub for NWA Champ Buddy Rogers, who was injured in a brawl with Bill Miller & Karl Gotch in Columbus, Ohio dressing room)
- Johnny Valentine & Bill Dromo beat Rip Hawk & Wladek (Killer) Kowalski
- Red Bastien vs Buddy Austin went to a time limit draw
- Joe Tangaro beat Hiro Matsuda dq
- Rock Hunter beat Tom Phillips
- Ray Collins defeatd Thor Hagen


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Mongolian Stomper beat Rock Hunter dq
- Larry Hamilton and Jack Allen beat John Kace and Harley Race 2 falls to 0
- Enrique Torres beat Bulldog Plechas


Boston, Massachusetts:
- WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Crusher Verdi in a Texas Death match

Minneapolis, Minnesota (attendance was 5,319):
- AWA Tag Team Champions Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon beat Larry Hennig & Lars Anderson in 2 out of 3 falls 
- Blackjack Lanza beat Edouard Carpentier
- Mighty Igor Vodik beat Dave Cox
- Paul Diamond drew Big K
- Billy Howard beat Frank Hickey


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Greg Gagne by countout
- Mad Dog Vachon beat Stan Hansen
- Handicap match: Billy Robinson beat Super Destroyer Mark II & Lord Alfred Hayes
- Steve Olsonoski & Paul Ellering beat Bobby Duncum & Jesse Ventura
- Peter Sandor Szabo beat Fred Peloquin
- Ron Ritchie beat George Gadaski


- Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle defeated Giant Baba & Antonio Inoki in a fictitious tournament final for the NWA World Tag Team Titles.


- The Samoan Swat Team (Fatu & Samu) defeated John Tatum & Jimmy Jack Funk (Jesse Barr) to win the World Class Championship Wrestling Texas Tag Team Titles.


Columbia, South Carolina:
- At the Clash of Champions, NWA World Tag Team Champions The Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes) defeated Rick & Scott Steiner
- United States Champion Lex Luger defeated Tommy Rich
- Sting & Ric Flair defeated Dick Slater & The Great Muta via disqualification


Winston-Salem, North Carolina:
- At WCW Fall Brawl, Harlem Heat defeated Barry & Kendall Windham to win the WCW World Tag Team Title
- Sid Vicious defeated Chris Benoit to win the United States Title
- Sting defeated Hulk Hogan to win the WCW World Heavyweight Title.


- Takashi Sugiara defeated Michael Modest in Tokyo, Japan to win the Pro Wrestling Noah Junior Heavyweight Title.


Portland, Oregon:
- Triple H defeated Randy Orton to win the Raw World Title at the Vengeance PPV
- Chris Benoit & William Regal defeated Ric Flair & Batista
- Chris Jericho defeated Christian in a Ladder Match to win the vacant Intercontinental Title


- AJ Styles defeated Austin Aries
- Brutus Magnus defeated Bobby Roode
- Bully Ray defeated Mr. Anderson in a Last Man Standing match to retain the TNA Title.
- AJ Styles defeated Brutus Magnus in a Bound for Glory Series final.