1957 – Ivan The Terrible & Nikita Zolotoff defeat Pepper Gomez & El Medico in Houston, Texas for the NWA Texas Tag Team Title.
1968 – Ramon & Alberto Torres defeat Butcher Vachon & Stan Vachon for the NWA Georgia Tag Team Title in Atlanta, Georgia.
1975 – WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeats George Steele in a stretcher match at the Philadelphia Spectrum in Pennsylvania. Andre The Giant was the special referee.
1975 – Jose Miguel Perez defeats The Spoiler II in Caguas, Puerto Rico to win the WWC Puerto Rican Heavyweight Title for the third time. Perez had been stripped of the title following a no-contest with Spoiler II on August 30th. On the same show, Carlos Colon defeats The Spoiler I in to win the WWC North American Heavyweight Title for the fourth time.
1975 – Ric Flair defeats Wahoo McDaniel in Hampton, Virginia to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title.
1978 – Jose Lothario defeats Assassin #1 in Monroe, Louisiana to win the Mid-South Wrestling Association Heavyweight Title.
1980 – Andre The Giant defeats Hulk Hogan in Springfield, Massachusetts.
1981 – Big John Studd defeats Angelo Mosca in Toronto, Ontario
to win the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Title, ending Mosca’s third reign as champion.
1985 – Captain Lou Albano defeats Fred Blassie in a steel cage match at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York. The two had wrestled to a disqualification finish on a show at Nassau Coliseum the previous month, and this rematch between the 67-year-old Blassie and the 52-year-old Albano marked the last match in the legendary career of Fred Blassie.
1986 – During a WWF event at the Philadelphia Spectrum in Pennsylvania, Pedro Morales outsmarted Jake Roberts. Prior to the match, Morales took Roberts’ snake bag and brought it to the dressing room while Roberts argued with ringside fans. Shortly after the bell rang to start the match, Roberts realized the bag was gone, and left the ring to go find it. Roberts was counted out, and Morales won the match. Incensed, Roberts returned to the ring and tried to DDT Morales, but was backdropped out of the ring.
1987 – Hurricane Castillo Jr. defeats Gran Mendoza in San Juan, Puerto Rico for the WWC World Junior Heavyweight Title. On the same show, Carlos Colon defeats Hercules Ayala to win his sixth WWC Universal Heavyweight Title.
1993 – Shinya Hashimoto defeats The Great Muta in Nagoya, Japan to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title for the first time.
1997 – ECW held an event at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which was later released on home video as “As Good As It Gets”. Here are the results:
– The FBI (Little Guido & Tracey Smothers) defeated Balls Mahoney & Axl Rotten.
– Justin Credible defeated Jerry Lynn.
– Chris Candido defeated Lance Storm.
– Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Spike Dudley.
– ECW World Champion Shane Douglas defeated Phil Lafon.
– ECW Television Champion Taz defeated Pitbull #2.
– Sabu vs. The Sandman went to a no-contest when Sabu threw fire at Sandman.
– Beulah & Tommy Dreamer defeated Bill Alfonso & Rob Van Dam. In actuality, RVD and Dreamer were taken out early, and it was Beulah vs. Alfonso, one-on-one, with Alfonso bleeding buckets before losing the match after a rana by Beulah. This match is available on the Blood Sport ECW: The Most Violent Matches DVD.
– New Jack & John Kronus defeated The Dudley Boys to win the ECW World Tag Team Title.
1997 – Sugar Sato defeated Yoshiko Tamura to win the WCW Women’s World Cruiserweight Title in Kawasaki, Japan. The belt was created in April of 1997, and quickly became forgotten by WCW, finally being abandoned shortly after this match.
2002 – Homicide defeats Slyk Wagner Brown in Bayonne, New Jersey to win the Jersey All Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Title for the fifth time.
2003 – WWE Champion Brock Lesnar defeated The Undertaker in a steel cage match in the main event of a WWE event at Madison Square Garden in New York City when Vince McMahon interfered and prevented Taker from leaving the cage while Lesnar climbed over the top for the win.
2003 – The Backseat Boyz (Trent Acid & Johnny Kashmere) defeat Special K (Izzy & Dixie) in a Tag Team Gauntlet match in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to win the Ring Of Honor Tag Team Championship. The belts had been vacated by former champions AJ Styles & Amazing Red due to Red suffering a knee injury. Results from the Gauntlet saw:
– The Briscoes defeated Special K (Hydro & Deranged).
– The Briscoes defeated The Ring Crew Express.
– Special K (Izzy & Dixie) defeated The Briscoes.
– The Backseat Boyz defeated Special K (Izzy & Dixie).
2004 – Raw was held in Tucson, Arizona, with the announcement that Kane and Lita had lost the (storyline) child they were expecting as a result of the previous week when Lita was knocked down following a Kane-Gene Snitsky match. Snitsky then did a promo stating that it “wasn’t his fault”, which would become his catchphrase.
2005 – Smackdown was taped in Lubbock, Texas featuring the television debut of Bobby Lashley, who defeated Simon Dean in under three minutes. However, that wasn’t the fastest match of the night, as U.S. Champion Chris Benoit defeated Orlando Jordan with the Crippler Crossface in 49.8 seconds.
2006 – WWE announced the following: “WWE has come to terms on the release of Boogeyman (Marty Wright) as of today 9/20/06. We wish Marty the best in all future endeavors.” The reasoning was that WWE didn’t feel Boogey was working hard in rehabbing from injuries that had sidelined him, as he had missed several doctor’s appointments. However, WWE would rehire him less than a month later, reportedly at the behest of Booker T, who brought Boogeyman to his wrestling school where he saw that Boogey was dedicated to returning to the ring. He would later be released again.
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