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On this day in pro wrestling history (9/27): Scaffold battle royal, Shawn Michaels stripped of Intercontinental title

By Brian Hoops,


Wichita, Kansas:

- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ede Virag defeated Wladek Zbyszko in 2 out of 3 falls


Minneapolis, Minnesota:

- In a Death Match; Hard Boiled Haggerty beat Gene Kiniski for rights to AWA Tag Team Title (Haggerty chooses Bob Geigel as his new Championship partner)

- Mr. M beat Tiny Mills 

- Karl Krauser beat Frank Marconi

- Dale Lewis drew Bob Geigel


Kansas City, Kansas:

- Bob Geigel & Lee Henning defeated Ralph Bartleman & Thor Hagen

- Red Bastien fought Buddy Austin to a double-CO in two out of three falls

- United States Heavyweight Champion Pat O’Connor defeated Bob Geigel (sub. Bob Orton) in two out of three falls


Kansas City, Kansas:

- Black Angus defeated Lord Alfred Hayes

- Roger Kirby defeated Ricky Romero

- Mike George defeated Bob Orton via DQ

- Harley Race defeated Bob Brown in three falls

Nagoya, Japan:

- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Shozo "Strong" Kobayashi

- In a Cage Match; Rusher Kimura beat Lars Anderson 

- Animal Hamaguchi beat Greg Gagne

- Bob Bruggers & Blackjack Mulligan beat Tadaharu Tanaka & Isamu Teranishi


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

- Prof. Toru Tanaka & Mr. Fuji (w/ Freddie Blassie) defeated Larry Zbyzsko & Tony Garea to win the titles in a best 2 out of 3 falls match

Memphis, Tennessee:

- Dennis Condrey & Phil Hickerson beat Robert Gibson & Jerry Bryant

- Samoans Tio & Tapu beat Bill Dundee & Jimmy Garvin

- Southern Tag Champs Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett beat Mike Stark & Jerry Novak

- Mr. Wrestling beat Southern Champ Jimmy Valiant via DQ

- Bill Dundee won a "scaffold battle royal"


Roanoke, Virginia:

- Blackjack Mulligan Jr. (Barry Windham) fought Wayne Farris (Honky Tonk Man) to a double disqualification

- Dick the Bruiser defeated Kevin Sullivan

- John Studd and Kevin Sullivan defeated Blackjack Mulligan and Chief Jay Strongbow

Atlanta, Georgia:

- Tommy Rich defeated the Masked Superstar in a Texas Streetfight

- NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Mr. Wrestling II

- Michael Hayes & Otis Sistrunk (substituing for Kevin Von Erich) defeated Georgia Tag Team Champions Terry Gordy & Jimmy Snuka to win the championships in a No DQ Steel Cage match


Louisville, Kentucky:

- Dutch Mantell and Koko Ware defeated The Grapplers

- Bill Dundee and Bobby Eaton defeated Dennis Condrey and Buddy Landel by DQ

- The Fabulous Ones defeated the Assassins

- AWA Southern champ Jesse Ventura defeated Terry Taylor

- Austin Idol defeated Stan Hansen


Norfolk, Virginia:

- Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey defeated Ron Garvin & Starship Eagle

- NWA U.S. Champion Tully Blanchard defeated Dusty Rhodes via disqualification

- Ivan & Nikita Koloff defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson in a non-title steel cage match

- NWA World Champion Ric Flair fought Magnum TA to a 60-minute time-limit draw


Tulsa, Oklahoma:

- The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers) defeated Eddie Gilbert & Sting to win the UWF World Tag Team Championship

Kansas City, Kansas:

- Marty Jannetty defeated Dave Peterson

- Sheik Abdullah defeated Tug Taylor

- Harley Race defeated TG Stone

- Ron Garvin and Bulldog Bob Brown defeated The Animal and Korstia  Korchenko

- Central States Champion Buzz Tyler fought Hacksaw Higgins to a time limit draw


Marietta, Georgia:

- In a Lumberjack Match, Bruiser Brody beat Abdullah The Butcher by countout

- Sgt. Slaughter beat Iron Sheik

- Midnight Rockers Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels beat Boris Zhukov & Soldat Ustinov to apparently win the AWA Tag Team Title   

  but the belts were returned to The Russians when it was revealed the wrong man was pinned

- In a Hair vs Mask match; Jerry Oates beat Mr Olympia and unmasked him as Jerry Stubbs


Marion, Ohio:

- Van Hammer pinned Terrence Taylor

- Tom Zenk pinned Oz (Kevin Nash)

- WCW World Tag Team Champions The Enforcers, Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko defeated Rick Steiner & Bill Kazmaier

- Brian Pillman pinned Johnny B. Badd

- WCW U.S. Tag Team Champions The Patriots, Todd Champion & Firebreaker Chip defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin

- WCW World TV Champion Steve Austin fought Dustin Rhodes to a draw

- WCW World Champion Lex Luger pinned Barry Windham


- The WWF announced on Monday Night Raw that Shawn Michaels had been stripped of the Intercontinental championship

- Razor Ramon pinned Rick Martel to win the vacant title


Osaka, Japan:

- Norio Honaga defeated Wild Pegasus (Chris Benoit) to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title in a tournament final


- Harlem Heat defeated WCW World Tag Team Champions Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Scotty Riggs to win the titles


- The Rock defeated Ken Shamrock and Mankind in a steel cage match 

- Owen Hart pinned Edge 

- The Undertaker and Kane defeated WWF World Champion Steve Austin 


- Samoa Joe defeated Mr. Anderson to win the TNA TV Title

- Tara defeated ODB