On this date in pro wrestling history 10/12: Thesz defeats Yukon Eric, Bret Hart defeats Ric Flair for WWF Title

1941
Waterloo, Iowa:
– Orville Brown defeated Joe Dusek

1943
Wichita, Kansas:
– NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ede Virag beat Jack Nasworthy in 2 out of 3 falls

1945
St. Joseph, Missouri:
Orville Brown beat Cowboy Roy Graham 

1951
St. Louis, Missouri:
– NWA World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz defeated Yukon Eric

1972
Chattanooga, Tennessee:
– The Interns (Tom Andrews & Jim Starr), managed by Dr. Ken Ramey, defeated Ken Lucas & Ox the Ripper (Ox Baker), managed by Dennis Hall with the Interns’ Masks at stake in a no time limit and No DQ match
– Dennis Hall & Kevin Sullivan, managed by Joey Rossi, defeated Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente, managed by Don Duffy
– Danny Dusek defeated Jimmy Kent
– Roy Lee Welch defeated Gene Morton

Amarillo, Texas:
– Terry Funk & Ricky Romero beat Black Gordman & Tapia (substituting for Great Goliath) in 2 out of 3 falls
– In a Loser Must Unmask match, Mr. Wrestling beat Red Devil.  Red Devil was unmasked as Dick Beyer (The Destroyer)
– Hank James beat Dory Funk Sr

1973
Denver, Colorado:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat The Crusher & Red Bastien in 2 out of 3 falls
– Pepper Gomez beat Buddy Wolff dq
– Geoff Portz beat Tokyo Joe 
– Ric Flair drew Tony Rocco

1976
Macon, Georgia:
– Andre The Giant won a Battle Royal
– Non Title Match; Jos Leduc beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel
– Mongolian Stomper beat Rick McGraw
– Roberto Soto beat Stan Stasiak
– Paul Orndorff beat Jim Lancaster

1979
Knoxville, Tennessee:
– Dick Slater beat Toru Tanaka (substituting for Jack Brisco) in a No DQ match
– Jimmy Golden beat Robert Fuller
– Mongolian Stomper beat Alexis Smirnoff
– Norvell Austin & The Angel beat Ron Fuller & Paul Orndorff

1980
St. Paul, Minnesota:
– Verne Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon beat AWA Tag Team Champions Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura dq
– Ray Stevens & Pat Patterson & Nick Bockwinkel beat Greg Gagne & Dino Bravo & Super Destroyer Mark II
– The Crusher beat Jerry Blackwell to win World Brass Knucks Title
– Buck Zumhofe drew Steve Regal
– Tito Santana beat Chris Markoff

1981 
Click Here: cheap warriors rugby jerseyAtlanta, Georgia:
– Terry Gordy defeated Michael Hayes in a taped fist match 

Greenville, South Carolina:
– Buddy Landell beat Charlie Fulton
– The Grappler & Super Destroyer beat Paul Jones & Jake Roberts
– NWA U.S. Champion Sgt. Slaughter beat Sweet Ebony Diamond (Rocky Johnson)
– Ivan Koloff beat Ricky Steamboat

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Stan Lane fought Steve Keirn to a no contest
– Bill Dundee beat Chick Donovan
– Ricky & Robert Gibson beat The Nightmare & Speed via DQ in a “Hospital Elimination” match
– Southern Champ Dream Machine beat Dutch Mantel
– Sweet Brown Sugar beat Jerry Lawler in a No DQ match

1984
Houston, Texas:
– Cage match: Jose Lothario beat Buddy Landel
– The Rock N’ Roll Express beat The Midnight Express with Jim Cornette
– Steve Williams & Hercules Hernandez beat Hacksaw Duggan & Bill Dundee
– George Wells beat Ernie Ladd
– Hector & Chavo Guerrero beat The Fantastics

1985
Nashville, Tennessee:
– AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Jerry Lawler dq
– Rock & Roll Express beat Ivan Koloff & Nikita Koloff
– Hospital Elimination Match; Fabulous Ones beat Sheepherders
– Bill Dundee beat Mongolian Stomper
– Ron Garvin beat Black Bart

1986
Orlando, Florida:
– Kendall Windham beat Kendo Nagasaki in a kendo stick on a pole match
– The Fabulous Ones drew the Sheepherders
– Southern champ Lex Luger beat Hacksaw Higgins
– Barry Windham drew Ron Bass

1987
Memphis, Tennessee:
– Jerry Lawler & Bill Dundee beat Soldat Ustinov & Doug Somers to win AWA Tag Title
– Carl Fergie & Black Prince & Don Bass beat Jerry Lawler & Bill Dundee & Steve Keirn
– Nasty Boys beat Lord Humongous & Big Bubba
– Paul Diamond & Pat Tanaka beat Tracy Smothers & John Paul
– Bobby Jaggers beat Rocky Johnson
– RPMS beat Jeff Jarrett & Billy Travis

1991
Atlanta, Georgia:
– Big Josh (Matt Borne) & Dustin Rhodes, & Tom Zenk defeated Richard Morton, Thomas Rich & Terrance Taylor
– WCW World TV Champion Steve Austin pinned Steve Armstrong
– WCW World Tag Team champions The Enforcers, Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyzsko defeated The Freebirds, Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin
– WCW U.S. champion Sting & Rick Steiner defeated Cactus Jack & Abdullah the Butcher in a steel cage match 

1992 
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada:
– Bret Hart defeated Ric Flair to win the WWF World Heavyweight Title 

1992 
Memphis, Tennessee:
– Butch Reed defeated Junkyard Dog for the USWA Unified Heavyweight Title
 
1998 
Uniondale, Long Island:
– Ken Shamrock defeated X-Pac in a tournament final to win the WWF Intercontinental Title 

1999 
Birmingham, Alabama:
– Mankind & the Rock defeated The New Age Outlaws to win the WWF World Tag Team Title

2002
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada:
– WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar pinned Chris Benoit
– Lance Storm pinned John Cena 
– Chris Jericho defeated Matt Hardy via submission 
– No DQ match: Edge pinned Eddie Guerrero 

2008 
Chicago, Illinois:
– Sting defeated Samoa Joe to win the TNA World Title
– Booker T defeated AJ Styles and Christian Cage
– Jeff Jarrett defeated Kurt Angle

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