ON THIS DATE (SEPTEMBER 20) MANY YEARS AGO …

Posted September 20th, 2013 by 1Wrestling News Team

Thirty-eight years ago today on this date: Ric Flair defeated Wahoo McDaniel to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic heavyweight title in Hampton, Va.

Thirty-two years ago today on this date: Big John Studd defeated Angelo Mosca to win the Canadian heavyweight title in Toronto.

Thirty years ago today on this date: Jesse Ventura defeated Jerry Lawler in Louisville, Ky.

Twenty-eight years ago today on this date: Ric Flair defeated Harley Race in St. Louis, Mo.

Sixteen years ago today on this date: New Jack and John Kronus defeated The Dudley Boys to win the ECW world tag-team title in Philadelphia, Pa.

Forty-five years ago today on this date: Alberto and Ramon Torres defeated Stan and Butcher Vachon to win the Georgia tag-team title in Atlanta.

Forty-two years ago today on this date: Gene Anderson, Brute Bernard and Art Nelson defeated George Becker, Johnny Weaver and Argentina Apollo in Greenville, S.C.

Thirty-eight years ago today on this date: Bruno Sammartino defeated George Steele in a stretcher match in Philadelphia, Pa.

Twenty-nine years ago today on this date: Ric Flair and Dusty Rhodes defeated Tully Blanchard and Wahoo McDaniel in Norfolk, Va

Twenty-one years ago today on this date: Steve Williams and Terry Gordy defeated Arn Anderson and Bobby Eaton in Atlanta, Ga.

Sixty-seven years ago today on this date: Lou Thesz defeated Buddy Rogers in St. Louis, Mo.

Forty-seven years ago today on this date: Rip Hawk, Swede Hanson and Big Ike Eakins defeated George Becker, Johnny Weaver and Paul DeMarco via DQ in Raleigh, N.C.

Forty-two years ago today on this date: Jack Brisco and Eddie Graham defeated Ole Anderson and Ronnie Garvin via DQ in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Mike Mooneyham’s new book, “Mid-Atlantic Wrestling Memories,” is available through NWALegends.com or CrowbarPress.com. Mike can be reached atmooneyham@postandcourier.com, or follow him on Twitter at @ByMike Mooneyham and on Facebook at Facebook.com/MikeMooneyham.

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