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On this date in pro wrestling history (9/18): Flair pins Dusty, Triple H defeats CM Punk in no DQ

1941

Kansas City, Kansas:

- MWA World Heavyweight Champion Lee Wykoff and Orville Brown went to a time limit draw (2 hour)

 

1947

Kansas City, Kansas:

Orville Brown beat Warren Bockwinkel to retain the MWA Title

 

1950

Tampa, Florida:

- The Green Hornet defeated Danny Dusek for the Southern Heavyweight Title

 

1956

Dallas, Texas:

- Gene Kelly (Kiniski) & Len Crosby defeated Ray Gunkel & Herb Freeman to win the NWA Texas Tag Team Title

 

Baltimore, Maryland:

- The Fabulous Moolah won a tournament by defeating Judy Grable in the finals. As a result, Moolah was awarded the Women's World Title after champion June Beyers retired

 

1961

Fort Worth, Texas:

- Dick Hutton & Sam Steamboat won a tournament for the NWA Texas Tag Team Title

 

1962

Minneapolis, Minnesota:

- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Bill Miller in 2 out of 3 falls

- The Crusher beat Jack Lanza

- Moose Evens beat Crybaby Cannon

 

1965

Omaha, Nebraska:

- Haru Sasaki & Mad Dog Vachon beat Verne Gagne & Tex McKenzie to regain Nebraska Tag Team title

- Mad Russian Stan Pulaski beat Mighty Igor Vodik by countout

- Danny Hodge beat Rene Goulet

- Reggie Parks drew Jack Pesek

 

1969

Kansas City, Kansas:

- In a one night tournament to crown new tag team champions:

- Lou Thesz & K.O. Cox defeated The Ox & Big Luke via DQ

- Tarzan Tyler & The Great Kojika defeated The Viking & Bob Geigel

- Danny Little Bear & Stan Pulaski defeated Masao Komura & Jack Arnstrong

- Tarzan Tyler & The Great Kojika defeated Lou Thesz & K.O. Cox

- Danny Little Bear & Stan Pulaski defeated Tarzan Tyler & The Great Kojika to win the vacant North American Tag Team Title

 

1972

Muroran, Japan:

- Masked Lee & Sylvia Hackney defeated Jumbo Miyamoto & Aiko Kyo for the WWWA World Tag Team Title

 

Orlando, Florida:

- Sputnik Monroe defeated Scott Casey

- Bobby Shane and Redbeard defeated Bob Griffin and Mike Graham

- Paul Jones and Dick Murdoch defeated Jimmy Golden and Robert Fuller

- In a Cage Match: Tim Woods defeated Buddy Colt

 

1978

Memphis, Tennessee:

- Jerry Lawler & Mongolian Stomper beat Jos LeDuc & Jean Louie

- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Jimmy Valiant

- Lou Thesz drew Tommy Gilbert

- Terry Sawyer beat NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion Nelson Royal dq

- Jackie Welch beat Mr. Wrestling

- Tommy Gilbert & Wayne Ferris beat Frankie Layne & Mike Bowyer

 

1981

Houston, Texas:

- Junkyard Dog defeated Dick Slater

- Scott Casey, Tiger Conway Jr. and Bobby Duncum defeated Buck Robley, Tank Patton and Kelly Kiniski

- Dynamic Duo (Gino Hernández and Tully Blanchard) defeated Mil Máscaras and Manny Fernández

- Bruiser Brody defeated Ken Patera

 

1983

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

- NWA U.S. Champion Greg Valentine defeated Bob Orton Jr

- Angelo Mosca defeated Sgt. Slaughter via countout

- NWA World Champion Harley Race defeated Mike Rotundo

 

1984

Memphis, Tennessee:

At a Pro Wrestling USA TV taping:

- Nick Bockwinkel beat Lanny Poffo

- Jerry the King Lawler & Tommy Rich beat Dirty White Boys

- AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Eddie Gilbert

- Fabulous Ones beat the Masked Spoiler & Phil Hickerson

- Road Warriors beat Tracey Smothers & Keith Eric

- Harley Race beat Dutch Mantel

 

1986

Green Bay, Wisconsin:

- National Champion Wahoo McDaniel defeated Jimmy Garvin in an Indian strap match

- NWA World Tag Team Champions The Rock N' Roll Express defeated The Midnight Express, Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey

- NWA U.S. Champion Nikita Koloff fought Magnum TA to a double countout

- The Road Warriors defeated Ivan Koloff & Krusher Kruschev

- NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned NWA World TV Champion Dusty Rhodes

 

1992

Baltimore, Maryland:

- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Dick Slater & Greg Valentine

- Unified WCW and NWA World Tag Team Champions Terry Gordy & Steve Williams defeated Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton

- WCW World Champion Ron Simmons pinned WCW U.S. Champion Rick Rude

- Steve Austin defeated WCW TV Champion Ricky Steamboat

- Jake Roberts & the Barbarian defeated Sting & Nikita Koloff

 

1994

Roanoke, Virginia:

- At the WCW Fall Brawl PPV; Johnny B. Badd defeated Steven Regal to win the WCW Television Title

- Kevin Sullivan defeated Cactus Jack in a Loser Leaves WCW match

- due to injury Ricky Steamboat was forced to forfeit the U.S. Heavyweight Title. It was awarded to his scheduled opponent, Steve Austin

- Hacksaw Jim Duggan came out, challenged Austin, and won the U.S. Title.

 

1997

Louisville, Kentucky:

- Salvatore Sincere defeated Tracey Smothers to win the IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Title

 

2002

Nashville, Tennessee:

- At the weekly NWA/TNA Pay-per-view event, America's Most Wanted (Chris Harris & James Storm) won a Tag Team

Gauntlet Battle Royal to win the NWA World Tag Team Championship

 

2005

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma:

- At the WWE Unforgiven Pay-per-view, Ric Flair defeated Carlito for the Intercontinental Title

- Trevor Murdoch & Lance Cade defeated Hurricane and Rosey to win the World Tag Team Titles

- Kurt Angle defeated WWE Champion John Cena by dq

 

2011

- At the WWE Night of Champions PPV, Mark Henry defeated Randy Orton to win the World Championship

- John Cena defeated Alberto Del Rio to win the WWE Championship

- Triple H defeated CM Punk in a no DQ match