ON THIS DATE, OCTOBER 31, MANY YEARS AGO …

Posted October 31st, 2013 by 1Wrestling News Team

Oct. 31

Thirty-eight years ago today on this date: Mr. Wrestling No. 2 (Johnny Walker)
defeated The Spoiler (Don Jardine) in Atlanta, Ga.

Thirty-four years ago today on this date: Giant Baba defeated Harley Race to win
the NWA world heavyweight title in Nagoya, Japan.

Twenty-four years ago today on this date: Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty
defeated Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard in Topeka, Kan.

Forty-four years ago today on this date: Abe Jacobs and Sailor Art Thomas
defeated Rip Hawk and Swede Hanson in Richmond, Va.

Forty-six years ago today on this date: Fritz Von Erich defeated Brute Bernard
to win the Brass Knuckles title in Dallas, Texas.

Forty-seven years ago today on this date: Aldo Bogni and Bronko Lubich defeated
Klondike Bill and Bobby Shane in Charlotte, N.C.

Forty years ago today on this date: Lou Thesz defeated Cowboy Bill Watts via DQ
in Miami, Fla.

Forty-one years ago today on this date: Argentina Apollo and Roberto Soto
defeated Rock Hunter and Rocket Monroe in Macon, Ga.

Twenty-one years ago today on this date: Carlos Colon defeated Abdullah The
Butcher in Carolina, Puerto Rico.

Forty-four years ago today on this date: Dory Funk Jr. defeated George Gordienko
in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Forty years ago today on this date: Pepper Gomez defeated Ric Flair in Chicago,
Ill.

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
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