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On this day in pro wrestling history (9/25): Ronnie Garvin beats Ric Flair for NWA world title

By Brian Hoops,


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Cowboy Bob Ellis and Thor Hagen beat Bob Geigel and Wild Bill Longson by dq, 2 falls to 1


Columbus, Georgia:
- Marco Polo defeated Joe McCarthy to win the Southeastern Heavyweight Title 


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Don Fargo defeated Sputnik Monroe in a no DQ-no timelimit match to win the Georgia Heavyweight title


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Bobby Shane and Doug Gilbert defeated The Assassins to win the Georgia Tag Team Titles


St. Paul, Minnesota:
- Nick Bockwinkel beat Billy Robinson
- Dr X no contest Ray Stevens
- Vivian Vachon beat Kay Noble
- Don Muraco beat Butcher Vachon
- Sailor Art Thomas beat Jack Bence


Atlanta, Georgia:
- The Missouri Mauler defeated Ray Candy to win the Georgia Heavyweight Title


Mexico City, Mexico:
- El Canek defeated Lou Thesz to win the UWA World Heavyweight Title.

Louisville, Kentucky:
- Jimmy Valiant won a tournament to become the first AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion 


Augusta, Georgia:
- Thunderbolt Patterson defeated King Kong Mosca to win the Georgia Heavyweight Title 

Memphis, Tennessee:
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Jimmy Valiant
- Jerry Lawler beat Jos Leduc
- Nelson Royal beat Bill Dundee
- Tommy Gilbert beat Frankie Laine


Macon, Georgia:
- Killer Karl Kox defeated Tommy Rich in a one night tournament to win the Macon Title 


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Brett Wayne defeated Larry Zbyzsko to win the National Heavyweight Title

St. Paul, Minnesota:
- Brad Rheingans drew AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel
- Handicap Match: Hulk Hogan beat Mr. Saito & David Shults dq
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell & Rick Martel beat Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell & Sheik Adnan
- Blackjack Lanza beat Bobby Heenan COR
- Buck Zumhofe beat Steve Regal
- Steve O drew Bill White


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Terry Taylor defeated Black Bart to win the NWA National Heavyweight Title 

Seattle, Washington:
- NWA Champion Ric Flair drew Billy Jack Haynes
- Sgt. Slaughter beat Karl Steiner
- AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors beat Ivan Koloff & Khrusher Khrushev
- Jesse Barr drew Bruiser Brody
- Bobby Jaggers beat Rip Oliver


Seattle, Washington:
- Road Warriors beat Bruiser Brody & Rip Oliver dq
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel double count out Curt Hennig


Detroit, Michigan:
- Ronnie Garvin defeated Ric Flair to win the NWA World Title


Nagoya, Japan:
- Katsuji Ueda defeated Jimmy Backlund (Jimmy Del Rey) to become the AWA World Light-Heavyweight Champion 


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Steve Bradley defeated Vic Grimes to win the Memphis Power Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Title

Charlotte, North Carolina:
- Gary Steele defeated Naoya Ogawa and Brian Anthony to win the NWA World Heavyweight Title


Rahway, New Jersey:
- Jay Lethal defeated The Amazing Red to win the X-Division championship