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On this day in pro wrestling history (August 3): Ric Flair vs. Kerry Von Erich, Harley Race vs. Barry Windham, Shane Douglas wins UWF TV title, ECW

By Brian Hoops, WrestlingObserver.com

1963 - In Omaha, Nebraska; Omaha and AWA Champion Fritz Von Erich drew Verne Gagne, Fuji Tanaka beat Waldo Von Erich and Rocky Hamilton beat Harley Race

1965 - In Davenport, Iowa; In a Cage Match, The Crusher beat Harley Race; in a Death Match, Verne Gagne beat Larry Hennig. Also, Tex McKenzie beat Tiny Mills, Pampero Firpo beat Rene Goulet and Danny Hodge beat Chris Markoff

1967 - In Kansas City, Kansas; Bob Brown defeated Ron Reed, The Hangman vs. Jack Pesek and World Heavyweight Champion Gene Kiniski defeated Earl Maynard

1972 - In Jacksonville, Florida; Florida Champion Paul Jones drew Jack Brisco, Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Mr Wrestling Tim Woods & Louie Tillet (sub Johnny Walker) and Buddy Colt & Phil Robley beat Eddie Graham & Don Curtis; At Memorial Hall in Kansas City; Bob Ellis & Rufus R. Jones defeated Roger Kirby & Black Angus (w/ Percival A. Friend) via DQ in three falls and in a Lumberjack Match; Harley Race defeated The Stomper in three falls

1974 - In Milwaukee; The Crusher & Ivan Putski beat Baron Von Raschke & Superstar Billy Graham in 2 out of 3 falls; Billy Robinson beat Nick Bockwinkel dq, Larry Hennig beat Wahoo McDaniel, Greg Gagne drew Buddy Wolff and Jim Brunzell beat Billy Howard; In Chicago, Illinois; Dick the Bruiser beat Ray Stevens, Chris Taylor beat Horst Hoffman dq, Mitsu Arakawa & Kim Duk beat Pepper Gomez & Mike Snyder and Bobby Heenan beat Pepper Gomez by countout.

1976 - Dutch Savage and Jimmy Snuka beat Jesse Ventura & Bull Ramos win PNW Tag Titles in the Portland Sports Arena.

1983 - NWA World Champion Harley Race defeated Barry Windham via disqualification at a Championship Wrestling from Florida event in Miami.

1984 - In St Louis, Missouri; NWA Champion Ric Flair drew Kerry Von Erich, Iceman Parsons beat Missouri State Champion Harley Race by dq, Blackjack Lanza beat Sheik Adnan. In a Beard vs Mask match, Grappler I beat Tommy Rogers, Jim Brunzell & Buzz Tyler beat Crusher Blackwell & Luke Graham, Dick the Bruiser beat Chris Markoff and Ted Oates beat Marty Jannetty

1985 - An event was held in Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The show was named "Polynesian Hot Summer Night", drew over 12,000 fans. Dusty Rhodes & Magnum TA defeated Nikita Koloff & Krusher Khruschev , Lars Anderson defeated Bad News Allen to win the Polynesian Heavyweight Title, Rocky & Ricky Johnson defeated The Dirty White Boys to win the Polynesian Tag Team Title and NWA World Champion Ric Flair vs. Siva Afi ended in a double disqualification.

1987 - Shane Douglas, substituting for Sting, who was attacked earlier in the show, defeated Eddie Gilbert to win the UWF Television Title in Morgan City, Louisiana.

1988 - The Fantastics defeated The Midnight Express with Jim Cornette in Seattle, Washington.

1991 - Tri-State Wrestling ran their "Summer Sizzler II" event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Penn Hall. In the main event, Eddie Gilbert vs. Cactus Jack went to a double disqualification in a steel cage match, ending their three match series in a draw.

1996 - ECW ran their "The Doctor Is In" show at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the Main Event, The Gangstas defeated The Eliminators, The Bruise Brothers and The Samoan Gangsta Party in a four way dance to win the ECW World Tag Team Title. Also on the show, 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Chris Jericho, ECW World Television Champion Shane Douglas defeated Pitbull #2, Taz & Brian Lee defeated Tommy Dreamer & the debuting Steve Williams and Sabu defeated Rob Van Dam in a stretcher match.

1997 - In Tokyo, Japan, Kensuke Sasaki pinned Hiroyoshi Tenzan in the finals of the G-1 Climax Series.