On this date in pro wrestling history (9/19): Rude defeats Flair; Grappler defeats DiBiase


Mobile, Alabama:

– The Great Malenko defeated Herb Welch to win the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title



Atlanta, Georgia:

– Joe Scarpa (aka Chief Jay Strongbow) defeated Paul DeMarco to win the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title



Shreveport, Louisiana:

– The Grappler defeated Ted DiBiase to win the Mid-South North American Heavyweight Title



Landover, Maryland:

– WWF World Champion Bob Backlund defeated George Steele in a Texas Death Match at the Capital Center



Charlotte, North Carolina:

– Jos LeDuc defeated Jimmy Valiant to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Television Title



Baltimore, Maryland:

– NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Magnum TA

– Rock & Roll Express beat Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khrushchev dq

– Dusty Rhodes drew Nikita Koloff

– Larry Zbyszko & Nick Bockwinkel beat Sgt. Slaughter & Greg Gagne dq

– Ronnie Garvin no contest Black Bart

– Brad Rheingans beat Kevin Kelly


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:

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– AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Boris Zhukov dq

– Jerry Blackwell beat Michael Hayes

– Tom Zenk & Curt Hennig beat Bill Irwin & Scott Irwin

– Jim Garvin beat Buck Zumhofe

– Baron Von Raschke beat Buddy Roberts



Fukuoka, Japan:

– Shiro Koshinaka defeated Nobuhiko Takada for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title



Ponce, Puerto Rico:

– Ron Starr defeated Invader I to win the WWC Television champion



Memphis, Tennessee:

– AWA Champion Jerry Lawler ddq Kerry Von Erich

– Samoan Swat Team beat Michael Hayes & Steve Cox to regain Texas Tag title

– Brickhouse Brown & Jeff Jarrett & Bill Dundee beat Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden & Phil Hickerson

– AWA TV Champion Ronnie Garvin drew Robert Gibson

– AWA Tag Team Champions Badd Company Pat Tanaka & Paul Diamond beat RPMs

– Rock & Roll Express & Sgt. Slaughter beat Soldat Ustinov & Teijo Kahn & Colonel DeBeers

– Tommy Rich ddq Jimmy Valiant

– AWA Women’s Champion Madusa Meceli beat Magnificent Mimi dq



Yokohama, Japan:

– Atsushi Onita defeated Tiger Jeet Singh for the WWA World Martial Arts Heavyweight Title



Houston, Texas:

– At the WCW Fall Brawl PPV; Rick Rude defeated Ric Flair to win the WCW International World Heavyweight Title

– Steven Regal defeated Ricky Steamboat to win the WCW TV Title

– Sting, Davey Boy Smith, Dustin Rhodes & The Shockmaster defeated Sid Vicious, Vader & Harlem Heat in a WarGames match



Villa Park, Illinois:

– ECW held their Anarchy Rulz Pay-per-view; Mike Awesome won the ECW World Title from Taz and Masato Tanaka

– Lance Storm defeated Jerry Lynn



Boston, Massachusetts:

– Nigel McGuiness defeated Roderick Strong to retain the ROH World Title

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– Kevin Steen & El Generico defeated Jimmy Jacobs and Tyler Black to win the ROH World Tag Team Title



– Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre won the WWE Tag Team Titles

– Daniel Bryan defeated the Miz to win the US Title.

– Randy Orton won the WWE World Title in a six pack challenge match

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