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On this day in pro wrestling history (9/23): Kurt Angle beats Steve Austin for WWF title, Christian wins WWF I-C gold

1961

Detroit, Michigan:

- Dick The Bruiser defeated Verne Gagne to win the United States championship in a Best of Three Falls match

1965

Kansas City, Kansas:

- Penalty Box rules match, North American tag team champions, Bob Geigel and Bob Brown beat Mongolian Stomper and The Ox

- Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Corsica Joe

- Sonny Myers beat Jerry Miller

- Thor Hagen beat Bulldog Plechas

1968

Orlando, Florida:

- Nick Kozack defeated Johnny Valentine for the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title

1972

Calgary, Alberta, Canada:

- George Gordienko defeated Beautiful Brutus

- Kendo Nagasaki defeated Geoff Portz to win the Stampede North American Heavyweight championship

1974

Orlando, Florida:

- NWA World Champion Jack Brisco beat Bill Watts

- Bob Armstrong (substituting for Ron Fuller) & Tony Charles beat The Hollywood Blondes, Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown

- Bob Armstrong beat Greg Valentine

- Jerry Brisco beat Dick Slater

1975

Des Moines, Iowa:

- NWA World Title match, Jack Brisco defeated Ed Wiskoski

- Baron Von Raschke defeated Pat O'Conner

- Akio Sato & Jerry Oates beat Jesse Ventura & Palmer

1979

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

- Canadian Title Match, AWA Title not on the line; Canadian Champion Dewey Robertson beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel

- US Champion Jimmy Snuka beat Ricky Steamboat

- Andre The Giant beat Ken Patera dq

- Jay Youngblood & Pedro Morales beat Swede Hanson & John Studd

1982

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:

- Non Title match, Dino Bravo & Rick Martel beat AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell

- AWA Champion Otto Wanz beat Nick Bockwinkel

- Adrian Adonis beat Baron Von Raschke

- Bobby Heenan beat Ray Stevens dq

- Ken Patera & Bobby Duncum no contest Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Adnan

1983

Houston, Texas:

- Non Title Match, Junk Yard Dog beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel

- Butch Reed beat Dusty Rhodes dq

- Hacksaw Duggan & Steve Williams beat King Kong Bundy & One Man Gang

- Missing Link beat Magnum TA

1984

Minneapolis, Minnesota:

- WWF champion Hulk Hogan & Mad Dog Vachon defeated George Steele & Big John Studd (substituting for Jesse Ventura)

- Pat Patterson & Michael Hayes defeated The Moondogs.  This bout replaced Fabulous Freebirds vs. Spoiler & Moondogs

- WWF Intercontinental champion Tito Santana defeated Paul Orndorff via disqualification

1986

Tokyo, Japan:

- Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura defeated Akira Maeda & Osamu Kido to win the IWGP Tag Team Title

Portland, Oregon:

- Road Warriors beat Bruiser Brody & Rip Oliver dq

- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Curt Hennig dq

- Sgt. Slaughter beat Abudda Dein

1987

Los Angeles, California:

- NWA Western States Heritage Champion Barry Windham defeated Rick Steiner

- Terry Taylor & Eddie Gilbert defeated Sting & Shane Douglas

- UWF Champion Steve Williams defeated Black Bart

- NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated NWA World TV Champion Nikita Koloff

- NWA World Champion Ric Flair fought Ron Garvin to a no contest

1990

Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico:

- Rick Valentine & Eric Embry defeated Hurricane Castillo Jr. & Miguelito Perez to win the WWC Caribbean Tag Team Title

1994

Las Vegas, Nevada:

- Danny Spivey beat Johnny Ace to win the first UWF Americas Title

- Candi Divine pinned Tina Moretti to win vacant UWF Women's Title

- The Killer Bees beat Warlord & Power Warrior (Larry Power) to win the first UWF Tag Title

- UWF champ Steve Williams beat Sid Vicious via dq

1996

Hershey, Pennsylvania:

- During a Raw taping, Marc Mero defeated Faarooq to win a tournament for the Intercontinental Title

Japan:

- Kensuke Sasaki defeated Shiro Koshinaka in the finals of New Japan Pro Wrestling's "Japan-U.S. All Star Tournament"

- Sasaki defeated Lex Luger, Ric Flair, and Scott Norton to reach the finals, while Koshinaka beat Hugh Morrus, Sting, and Shinya Hashimoto to reach the finals

1998

Yokohama, Japan:

- Scott Norton defeated Yuji Nagata for the vacant IWGP Heavyweight Title

2000

Newport, Delaware:

- Inferno Kid defeats JJ The Ring Crew Guy for the ECWA Heavyweight Title

2001

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:

- Kurt Angle defeated Steve Austin to win the WWF World Heavyweight Title

- Christian defeated Edge to win the Intercontinental Title

- Rhyno defeated Yoshihiro Tajiri for the United States Title

2002

- Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito defeated Takeshi Rikio & Takeshi Morishima for the Global Honored Crown Tag Team Title

- Mitsuharu Misawa defeated Yoshihiro Takayama to win the Global Honored Crown Heavyweight Title

2003

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

- Yoshihiro Tajiri defeated Rey Mysterio to win the WWE Cruiserweight Title