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On this day in pro wrestling history (9/9): Rhino becomes final ECW TV Champion, Dusty Rhodes wins NWA TV title

By Brian Hoops,


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Mongolian Stomper beat Bob Geigel 2 falls to 1
- The Ox (Ox Baker) beat Bob Brown
- Sonny Myers beat Bulldog Plechas by dq
- Jerry Miller drew Thor Hagen


Boston, Massachusetts:
- WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Gorilla Monsoon in a Texas Death match at the Boston Garden

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Dr. X beat The Crusher dq
- Ramon Torres beat Harley Race
- Larry Hennig beat Al Kashey
- Rock Rogowski (Ole Anderson) beat Big K
- Chris Markoff beat Steve Druk
- Eddie Sharkey beat Paul Caruso


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Dr X & Mad Dog Vachon

Omaha, Nebraska:
- Baron Von Raschke beat Billy Robinson in 2 out of 3 falls
- Pampero Firpo no contest Nick Bockwinkel
- Jimmy Valiant & Johnny Valiant beat Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell
- Kim Duk beat Bull Bullinski


Kansas City, Kansas: 
- The Super Intern defeated Ox Baker in a Texas Death Match
- Skip Young & Rick Gibson fought Black Gordman & Great Goliath to a double-DQ
- Harley Race defeated Bob Brown to retain the Central States Title


- Georgia Championship Wrestling held a one night tournament for the Georgia Tag Team Titles. Tony Atlas and Tommy Rich defeated Pak Song and the Executioner to win the Titles.


Allentown, Pennsylvania:
- The Samoans defeated Tony Garea & Rene Goulet in a tournament
final for the WWWF World Tag Team Title


St. Paul, Minnesota (3000 attendance):
- AWA Champion Rick Martel drew Brad Rheingans
- AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors beat Steve O & Jim Brunzell
- Fabulous Ones & Blackjack Lanza beat Nick Bockwinkel & Mr. Saito & Bobby Heenan in a Weasel Suit Match
- Curt Hennig beat Harley Race dq
- Larry Zbyzsko beat Tom Zenk
- Billy Robinson beat Steve Regal


Columbia, South Carolina:
- Dusty Rhodes defeated Arn Anderson for the NWA Television Title


- Shane Douglas won the ECW Heavyweight Title via forfeit from Tito Santana.


- Rhino defeated Kid Kash in Mississauga, Ontario, to become the last ECW Television Champion


TNA No Surrender: 
- Jeff Hardy beat Samoa Joe
- Bully Ray defeated James Storm
- TNA Knockouts Champion Brooke Tessmacher defeated Tara
- X Division Champion Zema Ion defeated Sonjay Dutt
- Rob Van Dam defeated Magnus
- TNA Tag Team Champions Frankie Kazarian & Christopher Daniels defeated AJ Styles & Kurt Angle
- Jeff Hardy defeated Bully Ray