On this day in pro wrestling history (9/27): Scaffold battle royal, Shawn Michaels stripped of Intercontinental title

By Brian Hoops, WrestlingObserver.com


Wichita, Kansas:

– NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ede Virag defeated Wladek Zbyszko in 2 out of 3 falls


Minneapolis, Minnesota:

– In a Death Match; Hard Boiled Haggerty beat Gene Kiniski for rights to AWA Tag Team Title (Haggerty chooses Bob Geigel as his new Championship partner)

– Mr. M beat Tiny Mills 

– Karl Krauser beat Frank Marconi

– Dale Lewis drew Bob Geigel



Kansas City, Kansas:

– Bob Geigel & Lee Henning defeated Ralph Bartleman & Thor Hagen

– Red Bastien fought Buddy Austin to a double-CO in two out of three falls

– United States Heavyweight Champion Pat O’Connor defeated Bob Geigel (sub. Bob Orton) in two out of three falls



Kansas City, Kansas:

– Black Angus defeated Lord Alfred Hayes

– Roger Kirby defeated Ricky Romero

– Mike George defeated Bob Orton via DQ

– Harley Race defeated Bob Brown in three falls


Nagoya, Japan:

– AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Shozo “Strong” Kobayashi

– In a Cage Match; Rusher Kimura beat Lars Anderson 

– Animal Hamaguchi beat Greg Gagne

– Bob Bruggers & Blackjack Mulligan beat Tadaharu Tanaka & Isamu Teranishi



Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

– Prof. Toru Tanaka & Mr. Fuji (w/ Freddie Blassie) defeated Larry Zbyzsko & Tony Garea to win the titles in a best 2 out of 3 falls match


Memphis, Tennessee:

– Dennis Condrey & Phil Hickerson beat Robert Gibson & Jerry Bryant

– Samoans Tio & Tapu beat Bill Dundee & Jimmy Garvin

– Southern Tag Champs Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett beat Mike Stark & Jerry Novak

– Mr. Wrestling beat Southern Champ Jimmy Valiant via DQ

– Bill Dundee won a “scaffold battle royal”



Roanoke, Virginia:

– Blackjack Mulligan Jr. (Barry Windham) fought Wayne Farris (Honky Tonk Man) to a double disqualification

– Dick the Bruiser defeated Kevin Sullivan

– John Studd and Kevin Sullivan defeated Blackjack Mulligan and Chief Jay Strongbow


Atlanta, Georgia:

– Tommy Rich defeated the Masked Superstar in a Texas Streetfight

– NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Mr. Wrestling II

– Michael Hayes & Otis Sistrunk (substituing for Kevin Von Erich) defeated Georgia Tag Team Champions Terry Gordy & Jimmy Snuka to win the championships in a No DQ Steel Cage match



Louisville, Kentucky:

– Dutch Mantell and Koko Ware defeated The Grapplers

– Bill Dundee and Bobby Eaton defeated Dennis Condrey and Buddy Landel by DQ

– The Fabulous Ones defeated the Assassins

– AWA Southern champ Jesse Ventura defeated Terry Taylor

– Austin Idol defeated Stan Hansen



Norfolk, Virginia:

– Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey defeated Ron Garvin & Starship Eagle

– NWA U.S. Champion Tully Blanchard defeated Dusty Rhodes via disqualification

– Ivan & Nikita Koloff defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson in a non-title steel cage match

– NWA World Champion Ric Flair fought Magnum TA to a 60-minute time-limit draw



Tulsa, Oklahoma:

– The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers) defeated Eddie Gilbert & Sting to win the UWF World Tag Team Championship


Kansas City, Kansas:

– Marty Jannetty defeated Dave Peterson

– Sheik Abdullah defeated Tug Taylor

– Harley Race defeated TG Stone

– Ron Garvin and Bulldog Bob Brown defeated The Animal and Korstia  Korchenko

– Central States Champion Buzz Tyler fought Hacksaw Higgins to a time limit draw



Marietta, Georgia:

– In a Lumberjack Match, Bruiser Brody beat Abdullah The Butcher by countout

– Sgt. Slaughter beat Iron Sheik

– Midnight Rockers Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels beat Boris Zhukov & Soldat Ustinov to apparently win the AWA Tag Team Title   

  but the belts were returned to The Russians when it was revealed the wrong man was pinned

– In a Hair vs Mask match; Jerry Oates beat Mr Olympia and unmasked him as Jerry Stubbs



Marion, Ohio:

– Van Hammer pinned Terrence Taylor

– Tom Zenk pinned Oz (Kevin Nash)

– WCW World Tag Team Champions The Enforcers, Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko defeated Rick Steiner & Bill Kazmaier

– Brian Pillman pinned Johnny B. Badd

– WCW U.S. Tag Team Champions The Patriots, Todd Champion & Firebreaker Chip defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin

– WCW World TV Champion Steve Austin fought Dustin Rhodes to a draw

– WCW World Champion Lex Luger pinned Barry Windham



– The WWF announced on Monday Night Raw that Shawn Michaels had been stripped of the Intercontinental championship

– Razor Ramon pinned Rick Martel to win the vacant title



Osaka, Japan:

– Norio Honaga defeated Wild Pegasus (Chris Benoit) to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title in a tournament final



– Harlem Heat defeated WCW World Tag Team Champions Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Scotty Riggs to win the titles



– The Rock defeated Ken Shamrock and Mankind in a steel cage match 

– Owen Hart pinned Edge 

– The Undertaker and Kane defeated WWF World Champion Steve Austin 



– Samoa Joe defeated Mr. Anderson to win the TNA TV Title

– Tara defeated ODB

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