ON THIS DATE — OCTOBER 16 — MANY YEARS AGO …

Posted October 16th, 2013 by 1Wrestling News Team

Oct. 16

Thirty-seven years ago today on this date: Ric Flair defeated Wahoo McDaniel to
win the Mid-Atlantic heavyweight title in Greensboro, N.C.

Thirteen years ago today on this date: William Regal defeated Al Snow to win the
European title in Detroit. Mich.

Sixteen years ago today on this date: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Shane Douglas for
the ECW world heavyweight title in Queens, N.Y.

Thirty-seven years ago today on this date: Tim Woods defeated Angelo Mosca to
win the Mid-Atlantic TV title in Greensboro, N.C.

Thirty-one years ago today on this date: Invader No. 1 (Jose Gonzales) defeated
Dory Funk Jr. to win the WWC Puerto Rican heavyweight title in San Juan, Puerto
Rico.

Forty-nine years ago today on this date: Sputnik Monroe defeated Don Fargo to
win the Georgia heavyweight title in Atlanta.

Thirty-two years ago today on this date: Les Thornton defeated Jerry Brisco to
win the NWA world junior heavyweight title in Knoxville, Tenn.

Forty years ago today on this date: Dale Lewis defeated Ric Flair in Dallas,
Texas.

Forty-six years ago today on this date: Eddie Graham defeated Johnny Valentine
in Orlando, Fla.

Forty-two years ago today on this date: Gene Anderson and Art Nelson defeated
Les Thatcher and Jim Dillon in Lexington, N.C.

Thirty-eight years ago today on this date: Dory Funk Jr. defeated Mad Dog Vachon
via DQ in Amarillo, Texas.

Thirty-seven years ago today on this date: Paul Jones defeated Blackjack
Mulligan to win the U.S. heavyweight title in Greensboro, N.C.

Twenty-five years ago today on this date: Ted DiBiase defeated Ken Patera in
Providence, R.I.

Thirty-eight years ago today on this date: Bobo Brazil defeated The Sheik via DQ
in Augusta, Ga.

Twenty-one years ago today on this date: The Ultimate Warrior defeated Ric Flair
in Uniondale, N.Y.

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

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