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On this day in pro wrestling history (9/30): Don Muraco beats Jimmy Snuka for ECW title, Andre The Giant & Stan Hansen team up

By Brian Hoops, WrestlingObserver.com

1942 -- 

Des Moines, Iowa:

- Ed “Strangler” Lewis defeated Emil Dusek in 2 out of 3 falls

1959 --

Mobile, Alabama:

- Jackie Fargo defeated Jesse James to win the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title

1965 -- 

Kansas City, Kansas:

- Bob Geigel and Bob Brown beat Cowboy Bob Ellis and Bobo Brazil 2 falls to 1

- Mongolian Stomper beat Corsica Joe 

- Sonny Myers beat Jim Grabmire

1973 -- 

Himeji, Japan:

- Miyoko Hoshino & Peggy Kuroda defeated Masked Lee & Lita Marez for the WWWA World Tag Team Title 

1974 --

Birmingham, Alabama:

- Duke Myers & Blue Scorpion defeated Ricky & Johnny Fields to win the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Title

1976 --

Kansas City, Kansas:

- Bob Slaughter (Sgt. Slaughter) & Matsuda Hata defeated Mike George & Skip Young

- Harley Race defeated Bob Brown

- Baron Von Raschke & Mad Dog Vachon defeated Black Gordman & Great Goliath in three falls to win the NWA Central States Tag Team Titles

1977 --

Houston, Texas:

- Ox Baker defeated Captain USA (John Studd) for the NWA American Heavyweight Title 

Minneapolis, Minnesota:

- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Ray Stevens

- AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Roger Kirby & Chris Markoff

- Billy Robinson beat Super Destroyer dq

- Larry Hennig beat Angelo Mosca

- Jan Nelson beat Bobby Duncum dq

- Bob Backlund drew Blackjack Lanza

1978 --

Chattanooga, Tennessee:

 - Gypsy Joe & Tojo Yamamoto defeated Ken Lucas & Dutch Mantel to win the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Title

St. Petersburg, Florida:

- Dusty Rhodes beat Ernie Ladd

- Wahoo McDaniel beat Ivan Koloff

- Andre The Giant & Mike Graham & Steve Keirn beat Pak Song & Mr. Sato & Mr. Saito

- The Spoiler beat Prince Tonga

- Jerry Brisco beat Killer Karl Kox

- Bobby Duncum beat Rick Oliver

1980 --

Tokyo, Japan:

- WWF World Junior Heavyweight Champion Tatsumi Fujinami defeated Ron Starr

- NWA International Junior Heavyweight Champion Kengo Kimura vs. Chavo Guerrero went to a double countout

- WWF World Champion Bob Backlund defeated Stan Hansen by dq

- NWF Champion Antonio Inoki defeated Ken Patera

1984 --

Minneapolis, Minnesota:

- AWA Tag Team Champions Champion Road Warriors beat Crusher & Baron Von Raschke

- Jerry Blackwell no contest King Kong Brody

- Fabulous Ones beat Mr. Saito & Nick Bockwinkel

- Billy Robinson beat Tony Atlas dq

1985 --

Memphis, Tennessee:

- Mid-America Champ Koko Ware beat Tom Pritchard via dq

- The Mongolian Stomper beat Phil Hickerson via countout to win the CWA International Title

- Southern Tag Champs The Kiwi Sheepherders NC Bill Dundee & Jimmy Valiant

- NWA U.S. Champ Tully Blanchard and Magnum TA fought to a double dq

- Pez Whatley pinned Buddy Landel

- The Fabulous Ones beat The Fabulous Freebirds' Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts

- NWA World Tag Team Champs The Rock N' Roll Express beat Ivan & Nikita Koloff

- NWA World Champ Ric Flair beat Jerry Lawler by dq

1988 --

Memphis, Tennessee:

- AWA Champion Jerry Lawler beat Ronnie Garvin dq

- Robert Fuller double countout with Brickhouse Brown

- Jimmy Valiant beat Jimmy Golden

- AWA Tag Team Champions Badd Company Pat Tanaka & Paul Diamond beat Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden dq

1989 -- 

Buffalo, New York:

- Sting defeated NWA World TV Champion the Great Muta by DQ

- NWA U.S. Champion Lex Luger defeated Tommy Rich

- NWA World Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated The Midnight Express, Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane

- NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Terry Funk

1990 --

Tokyo, Japan:

- The British Bulldogs (Dynamite Kid & Davey Boy Smith) defeated Dean & Joe Malenko

- Kenta Kobashi & Johnny Ace defeated Danny Spivey & Kamala #2

- Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada ended in a forty-five minute draw

- Andre The Giant & Stan Hansen defeated Giant Baba & Abdullah The Butcher

1992 --

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

- Glen Osbourne defeated The Sandman in a tournament final to win the ECW Television Title

- Don Muraco defeated Jimmy Snuka to win the ECW Heavyweight Title

1994 --

Paintsville, Kentucky:

- Lance Storm beat Boo Bradley (the future Balls Mahoney) by DQ.

-SMW Champ The Dirty White Boy beat Bruiser Bedlam by DQ.

-SMW Tag Champs The Rock N' Roll Express beat The Gangstas.

-The Rock N' Roll Express & The Dirty White Boy & Tracy Smothers beat Boo Bradley & Bruiser Bedlam & The Gangstas in a "Rage in a Cage" bout.

2002 --

Houston, Texas: 

- Kane defeated Chris Jericho to win the WWE Intercontinental Title