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Today in Wrestling History: September 1st

September 1, 2009 | Posted by Larry Csonka

Major Events:
* 1986 – NWA Battle of the Belts III
* 1986 – WCCW Labor Day Star Wars
* 1990 – NJPW’s First Show
* 2005 – The Final Thursday Episode of WWE Smackdown
* 2006 – PWG Battle of Los Angeles
* 2007 – PWG Battle of Los Angeles

Title Changes:
* 1979– Jimmy Snuka defeated Ricky Steamboat to win vacant Mid-Atlantic NWA United States Heavyweight Title
* 1981 – Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Charlie Cook for the Florida State Heavyweight title
* 1986 – Barry Windham defeated Outlaw Ron Bass for the Florida State Heavyweight title
* 1986 – The White Ninja (Keiji Muto) defeated NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Champion Tim Horner to win the title
* 1992 – Ric Flair defeated Randy Savage for the WWF Heavyweight title

Births and Death:
* 1953 – Born – Rocco Rock of Public Enemy
* 1961 – Born – Scott Bam Bam Bigelow
* 1965 – Born – K.C. Thunder
* 1978 – Born – Doug Williams
* 1985 – Died – Jay Youngblood
* 1994 – Died – Boris Malenko

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