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On This Day In Pro Wrestling History: Verne Gagne, Jerry Lawler, Sting, Rick Steiner, Jeff Jarrett

By Brian Hoops,

1947 - Tarzan López defeated Black Guzmán to win the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Title.

1948 - Mike Kelly defeated Gory Guerrero for the NWA World Middleweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico.

1958 - Verne Gagne defeated Dick the Bruiser in Chicago, Illinois to win the Chicago/Detroit NWA United States Heavyweight Title

1961 - The Mysterious Medics defeated Bobby and Don Fields in Mobile, Alabama for the Gulf Coast NWA Southern Tag Team Title

1963 - Karl Von Schober and Ricky Waldo defeated The Masked Destroyer and Jim Wright for the Stampede International Tag Team Title in Calgary, Alberta.

1967 - Ricky Romero defeated Stan Pulaski to win the California Heavyweight Title in Los Angeles, California.

1968 - Mr. Wrestling defeated El Mongol in Atlanta, Georgia to win the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title

1969 - Moondog Mayne defeated Luther Lindsay for the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title.

1970 - Bill Watts defeated The Spoiler to win the Tri-State NWA North American Heavyweight Title in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

1972 - Bob Kelly defeated Don Fargo for the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title in Mobile, Alabama. At the same event, Gorgeous George, Jr. defeats Bill White for the City of Mobile Heavyweight Title

1973 - The Wrestling Pro defeated Bob Kelly to win the NWA Mississippi Heavyweight Title in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

1976 - Don Leo Jonathan and Jimmy Snuka defeated Gene Kiniski and Siegfried Steinke to win the Vancouver NWA Canadian Tag Team Title in Vancouver, British Columbia.

1977 - Fritz Von Erich defeated Bruiser Brody in Dallas, Texas to win the NWA American Heavyweight Titles.

1980 - Bob Orton, Jr. and Tony Peters defeated Terry Gibbs and Bob Roop to win the International Championship Wrestling Southeastern Tag Team Title in Knoxville, Tennessee.

1982 - Bill Dundee and Steve Keirn won the AWA Southern Tag Team Title from Bobby Eaton and Sweet Brown Sugar in Memphis, Tennessee.

1983 - Ron Bass and Stan Hansen defeated Giant Baba and Jumbo Tsuruta for the NWA International Tag Team Title in Matsuyama, Japan.

1984 - The Spoiler defeated Brad Armstrong to win the NWA National Heavyweight Title in Wheeling, West Virginia; The Grapplers (Len Denton and Tony Anthony) defeated Jerry and Ted Oates in Kansas City, Kansas to win the NWA Central States Tag Team Title

1985 - Cien Caras and Sangre Chicana defeated Cachorro and Ringo Mendoza for the Mexican National Tag Team Title in Mexico City, Mexico.

1986 - Billy Jack Haynes defeated Bobby Jaggers to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title in Portland, Oregon.

1987 - Rick Steiner and Sting defeated Chris Adams and Terry Taylor to win the UWF World Tag Team Title in Atlanta, Georgia.

1988 - Kendo Nagasaki and Mr. Pogo defeated Chris and Mark Youngblood for the WWC World Tag Team Title in San Juan, Puerto Rico

1990 - Robert Fuller and Kendall Windham defeated Brian Knobbs and Hurricane Walker (subbing for Jerry Sags) to win the NWA Florida Tag Team Title in Tampa, Florida; The Lightning Kid (Sean Waltman) defeated Matt Derringer to win the Pro Wrestling America Light Heavyweight Title in Fridley, Minnesota.

1991 - Eric Embry defeated Bill Dundee for the USWA Texas Heavyweight Title in Dallas, Texas. At the same event, Jeff Jarrett defeated Tom Prichard to win the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title.

1993 - Simply Devine (Steve Doll and Rex King) won the USWA Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennesseee, defeating the Moondogs.

1997 - In Tokyo, Japan; Riki Choshu and Kensuke Sasaki defeated IWGP Tag Team Champions Tatsumi Fujinami and Kengo Kimura to win the title; The Shooting Stars (Jerry Faith and Troy Haste) defeated Flash Flanagan and Billy Travis for the USWA Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee. At the same event, King Reginald (Reggie B. Fine) defeated Jerry Lawler

2000 - The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton) defeated Steven Dunn and Jackie Fulton (subbing for Reno Riggins) for the NWA World Tag Team Title in Waegwan, South Korea; Chris Michaels defeated Sean Casey in Jeffersonville, Indiana, to win the OVW Light Heavyweight Title