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On this day in pro wrestling history (9/24): Diesel & Shawn Michaels win WWF tag titles, Jerry Lawler vs. Kerry Von Erich

By Brian Hoops,


Des Moines, Iowa:
- Bob Orton defeated Pat O’Connor in 2 out of 3 falls


St. Paul, Minnesota:
 - Hard Boiled Haggerty (sub Gene Kiniski) & Len Montana defeated Tiny Mills & Stan Kowalski in a 2/3 falls match to win AWA Tag Team Title (titles were returned to Mills and Kowalski due to the substitution)


El Paso, Texas:
- Gory Guerrero defeated Ali Bey to win the NWA World Light Heavyweight Title


Omaha, Nebraska:
- Midwest Tag Team Champions Luke Brown & Jake Smith beat AWA Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher dq
- Dale Lewis beat Doug Gilbert
- Nebraska Champion Mr Wrestling Tim Woods drew Mad Russian Stan Pulaski
- Ron Reed beat Harley Race


Denver, Colorado:
- Nick Bockwinkel beat AWA Champion Verne Gagne dq
- Larry Hennig & Lars Anderson beat Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon


Cedar Rapids, Iowa:
- Ronnie Etchison defeated Billy Howard
- Les Thornton defeated Black Angus by disqualification
- NWA Central States champion Harley Race defeated Rufus R. Jones


Sapporo, Japan:
- Shozo "Strong" Kobayashi beat AWA Champion Verne Gagne dq 
- Lars Anderson & Blackjack Mulligan beat Animal Hamaguchi & Great Kusatsu
- Greg Gagne beat Isamu Sakae


Tampa, Florida:
- In a Lumberjack Match: Jos Leduc beat Pak Song
- Florida Tag Team Champions Mike Graham & Dusty Rhodes beat Dick Slater & Professor Tanaka
- North American Champion Bob Armstrong beat Bill Watts by DQ


St. Paul, Minnesota:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum beat Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher dq
- In a Non Title match, Bill Francis beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel
- Peter Maivia beat Mad Dog Vachon

Knoxville, Tennessee:
- Ron Fuller beat Don Carson in a Loser Leaves Town match
- Great Mephisto beat The Gladiator
- Mike Stallings beat Louie Tillet in a Texas Death match


New Orleans, Louisiana:
- Charlie Cook & Hercules Ayala beat Junkyard Dog & Porkchop Cash in a Texas Tornado match
- Bill Watts & Wahoo McDaniel(sub for Dusty Rhodes) beat Ernie Ladd & Ken Patera


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- Sheik Adnan beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel dq
- Hulk Hogan beat Jerry Blackwell
- Non Title match, Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura beat AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell  
- Billy Robinson drew Tito Santana
- Baron Von Raschke beat Ed Boulder


Houston, Texas:
- Southwest champ Dick Slater beat Jerry Lawler
- Junkyard Dog beat Nick Bockwinkel
- Tony Atlas beat the Mongolian Stomper to win the Southwest Brass Knuckles Title


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Intercontinental champion Magnificent Muraco defeated Chief Jay Strongbow
- WWF World Champion Bob Backlund (w/ Arnold Skaaland) pinned Sgt. Slaughter in a Texas Death Match
- In a steel cage match, Andre the Giant defeated Big John Studd


London, Ontario, Canada:
- Greg Valentine defeated Tito Santana to win the WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Title.


Portland, Oregon:
- NWA Champion Ric Flair drew Magnum TA
- AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors beat Sgt. Slaughter & Billy Jack Haynes dq
- Steve Simpson & Joe Savoldi beat Mike Miller & Karl Stiener
- Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khruschev beat Bobby Jaggers & Steve Pardee


Dallas, Texas:
- AWA Champion Jerry Lawler ddq Kerry Von Erich
- Terry Gordy ddq The Beast
- Ron Garvin beat Black Bart
- Kendall Windham beat Eric Embry


Greenville, Tennessee:
- Tim Horner beat Chris Candido
- Scott & Steve Armstrong beat Killer Kyle & The Dirty White Boy
- SMW Tag Champs The Rock N' Roll Express beat Ron & Don Harris
- Tracy Smothers beat SMW Champ Brian Lee via DQ


Saginaw, Michigan:
- WWF champion Diesel & WWF Intercontinental champion Shawn Michaels defeated WWF Tag Team Champions the British Bulldog (substituting for Owen Hart) & Yokozuna (with Jim Cornette & Mr. Fuji) to win the titles 
- Dean Douglas (Shane Douglas) pinned Razor Ramon 


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- The Hardy Boyz defeated Edge & Christian in a cage match to capture the WWF World Tag Titles
- Chris Jericho defeated X Pac
- Tazz defeated Jerry Lawler in a strap match