Daily Pro Wrestling History (09/08): Ric Flair stripped of NWA title ahead of WWF debut

September 18, 2021 0 By JohnValbyNation

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Kansas City, Missouri:
– World Champion Jim Londos beat Abe Coleman
– Rudy Dusek beat Wee Willie Davis 
– George Zaharias drew Gino Garibaldi 
– Jim McMillen beat Jack Hurley 


Waterloo, Iowa:
– Earl Wampler beat Louis Thesz


Houston, Texas:
– Verne Gagne defeated Miguel Guzman for the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Ilio DiPaolo
– Bill Miller beat Bob Geigel
– Moose Evans beat Kurt Von Brauner
– Crusher beat Floyd Ude (this was the debut of the Crusher character)
– Doug Gilbert beat Johnny King


Atlanta, Georgia:
– El Mongol defeated Mr. Wrestling for the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title 


Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
– Superstar Billy Graham beat the Crusher 
– Wahoo McDaniel & Billy Robinson beat AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens on a 3rd fall DQ
– Ivan Koloff beat Sailor Art Thomas
– Reggie Parks drew Geoff Portz
– Ric Flair beat Billy Howard


Green Bay, Wisconsin:
– Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Larry Hennig & Jim Brunzell
– The Crusher beat Superstar Billy Graham
– Chris Taylor beat Horst Hoffman
– Bull Bullinski drew Khosrow Vaziri (sub Bobby Heenan)


Springfield, Massachusetts:
– Intercontinental Champion Pat Patterson defeated WWF World Champion Bob Backlund via countout in a champion vs. champion match


Chiba, Japan:
– Stan Hansen defeated Giant Baba for the Pacific Wrestling Federation World Heavyweight Title 


Asheville, North Carolina:
– NWA Champion Ric Flair no contest Ivan Koloff
– Bunkhouse Match: Ron Bass & Manny Fernandez & Magnum TA beat Ole Anderson & Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard
– AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors beat Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khruschev by DQ

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Kamala by DQ
– Terry Gordy beat Jerry Blackwell by DQ
– Greg Gagne & Curt Hennig & Scott Hall beat Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens & Larry Zbyszko
– Curt Hennig & Greg Gagne beat Jim Garvin & Steve Regal by DQ


Greenville, South Carolina:
– John Savage defeated Brody Chase
– Colt Steele defeated David Isley
– Denny Brown defeated Gladiator #2
– Kendall Windham defeated Teijo Khan
– UWF Western States Heritage Champion Barry Windham fought Arn Anderson to a double count-out
– NWA US Champion Lex Luger defeated NWA TV Champion Nikita Koloff in a Russian chain match
– NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Ron Garvin in a No DQ match


Miami, Florida:
– Lou Perez defeated Powerhouse Parker
– Dick Murdoch defeated the Cuban Assassin
– Kevin Sullivan defeated Brad Armstrong
– Brian Pillman defeated Norman
– Jim Cornette defeated Paul E. Dangerously
– Bobby Eaton & Brad Armstrong (sub. for Stan Lane) defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin via disqualification
– The Road Warriors defeated the Samoan Swat Team in a steel cage match


Jackson, Mississippi:
– Tim Horner pinned Dutch Mantell
– Mike Rotunda fought Brad Armstrong to a draw
– NWA US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Buddy Landell & Blade Hunter (Al Greene)
– Brian Pillman defeated Harley Race via disqualification
– The Junkyard Dog defeated NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson via disqualification
– NWA Tag Team Champions Doom defeated Ricky Morton & Wendell Cooley (sub for Robert Gibson)

Bayamon, Puerto Rico:
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– Kim Duk (aka Tiger Chung Lee) defeated Invader #1 for the WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Title


– The National Wrestling Alliance officially stripped Ric Flair of the NWA World Heavyweight Title ahead of his debut for the WWF

Oakland, California:
– PN News & Big Josh defeated Johnny B. Badd & Mike Graham 
– Bobby Eaton & Tom Zenk defeated Terrance Taylor & Richard Morton 
– Dustin Rhodes pinned the Diamond Studd 
– WCW Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyzsko defeated WCW US Tag Team Champions Firebreaker Chip & Todd Champion 
– WCW US Champion Sting pinned Oz 
– Rick Steiner defeated WCW TV Champion Steve Austin via disqualification 
– Barry Windham & Ron Simmons defeated WCW World Champion Lex Luger & Mr. Hughes via disqualification 
– El Gigante defeated the One Man Gang in a steel cage match


Fishersville, Virginia:
– Doug Dalton defeated the Hornet
– Ricky Morton defeated Chris Candido in a hair vs. mask match
– SMW Heavyweight Champion the Dirty White Boy defeated Bruiser Bedlam
– Chris Candido defeated Lance Storm
– SMW Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated New Jack & Mustafa

Bad Segeberg, Germany:
– Jim Duggan defeated Diamond Dallas Page
– Brian Pillman defeated WCW TV Champion Lord Steven Regal in a non-title match
– Sting defeated Steve Austin
– The Nasty Boys defeated Kevin & Dave Sullivan
– Marcus Alexander Bagwell & the Patriot defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma in a non-title match
– Vader defeated the Guardian Angel
– WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Ric Flair


– Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick to win the WWE World Tag Team championshipship