On this day in pro wrestling history: Bret Hart wins King of Ring, Lou Thesz vs. Karl Gotch title unification match

Jack Reynolds won the World Welterweight Title from Bert Willard in Columbus, Ohio.

Honey Boy Hackney won the Southern Light Heavyweight Champion in Atlanta, Georgia, by defeating Ben Jordan.

Buddy Rogers defeated Ted Cox to win the Texas Heavyweight Title in Houston, Texas.

Ciclón Anaya and Tommy Martindale defeated Cowboy Carlson and Dory Funk for the NWA Southwest Tag Team Title in Abilene, Texas.

Pepper Gomez defeated Gene Kelly (Kiniski) for the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title in Houston, Texas

Don McIntyre defeated Fred Blassie to win the Georgia NWA Southern Heavyweight Title in Atlanta, Georgia

Médico Asesino defeated Jose Lothario in a tournament final for the vacant Mexican National Heavyweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico.

Tony Borne defeated Ed Francis to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title

Cyclone and Hurricane Smith defeated Man Mountain Campbell and Stan Stasiak to win the Toronto NWA International Tag Team Title in Toronto, Ontario.

Karl and Kurt Von Brauner defeated Ike Eakins and Eddie Graham in a tournament final in Jacksonville, Florida for the vacant Florida NWA World Tag Team Title

Duke Keomuka and Taro Miyake defeated The Alaskan (Jay York) and Tarzan Tyler in Houston, Texas for the Texas NWA World Tag Team Title.

AWA World Heavyweight Champion Verne Gagne defeated Omaha World Heavyweight Champion Fritz Von Erich in Omaha, Nebraska to unify the titles. Also on the card, Waldo Von Erich ddq Mitsu Arakawa, Guy Mitchell & Don Whittler beat Missouri Mauler Rocky Hamilton & Bulldog Danny Plechas and Bob Geigel drew Jack Pesek. Attendance was 4,012

Minneapolis, Minnesota AWA Tag Team Champions Dick The Bruiser & Crusher no contest Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff Larry Hennig drew Don McClarty
Paul Christy beat Bill Wright
Stan Kowalski beat Eddie Sharkey Attendance was 5,006

NWA World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz defeated American Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Champion Karl Krauser (Karl Gotch) in Columbus, Ohio to unify the titles.

John DaSilva defeated Al Hobman in Wellington, New Zealand to win the New Zealand Heavyweight Title

Sioux City, Iowa Pat O’Connor beat Bob Orton dq AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Doug Gilbert & Reggie Parks Bob Ellis beat Chris Markoff Mike Dibiase beat Eddie Sharkey

Don Leo Jonathan and Duncan McTavish defeated Bob Brown and John Quinn to win the Vancouver NWA Canadian Tag Team Title in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Interns won the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee by defeating Johnny Walker and Tojo Yamamoto.

Red Bastien and Bill Howard defeated Rusher Kimura and Thunder Sugiyama for the vacant International Pro Wrestling World Tag Team Title in Tokyo, Japan.

Seiji Sakaguchi defeated The Sheik to win the NWA United National Title in Osaka, Japan

Kansas City Danny Little Bear defeated The Destroyer Rufus R. Jones & Omar Atlas defeated North American Tag Team Champions Black Angus & Roger Kirby (w/ Percival A. Friend) via DQ in three falls Texas Death Match: Harley Race defeated Dory Funk, Sr.

Man Mountain Mike defeated Manny Soto in Hollywood, California for the NWA Beat the Champ Television Title.

Chicago, Illinois at Cominskey Park AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Billy Robinson COR The Sheik & Bobby Heenan beat Dick the Bruiser & Bobo Brazil The Crusher & Ivan Putski & Larry Hennig beat Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens & Superstar Billy Graham Chris Taylor beat Ox Baker dq Pepper Gomez no contest Baron Von Raschke Wilbur Snyder beat Rene Goulet Kim Duk beat Jim Brunzell Greg Gagne drew Buddy Wolff Vivian Vachon beat Lucille DuPree

Pat Patterson won the San Francisco NWA United States Heavyweight Title from Angelo Mosca in Sacramento, California.

Greg Valentine defeated Wahoo McDaniel to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title in Raleigh, North Carolina

Texas Red defeated Chavo Guerrero for the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title in Los Angeles, California.

NWA Tri-State held an 11-man tournament in Tulsa, Oklahoma to crown the first NWA Tri-State Heavyweight Champion. Terry Gibbs defeated Mr. Pogo to become the first NWA Tri-State Heavyweight Champion. Danny Hodge was the guest referee.

El Texano defeated El Gringo for the UWA World Welterweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico.

The Continental Wrestling Association held an event at the Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis, Tennessee. The Heartbreakers (Joey Cagle and Rocky Sortor) defeated AWA Southern Tag Team Champions Eddie Gilbert & Ricky Morton to win the title. Also, Steve Keirn defeated NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Champion Bugsy McGraw in a Title vs. Hair No Disqualification match to win the title. The Dream Machine defeated AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion Jerry Lawler in a Loser Leaves Town No Disqualification match to win the title. Koko Ware was the guest referee.

Dory Funk, Jr. defeated El Gran Apolo to win the NWA Florida Television Title in Tampa, Florida.

The Dynamite Kid defeated Curt Hennig for the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title in Seattle, Washington.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania NWA Champion Ric Flair beat Dusty Rhodes AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors beat Ivan Koloff & Nikita Koloff Tully Blanchard beat Magnum TA Ole Anderson beat Sam Houston Arn Anderson beat Starship Eagle

Las Vegas, Nevada Jerry Blackwell & Rick Martel beat Fabulous Freebirds Buddy Roberts & Terry Gordy Sleeper vs Sleeper Match Nick Bockwinkel beat Greg Gagne Larry Zbyszko beat Sgt. Slaughter dq Boris Zhukov beat Brad Rheingans Curt Hennig drew Jim Garvin

1986 Chicago, Illinois Midnight Rockers beat AWA Tag Team Champions Buddy Rose & Doug Somers to win title. (Decision later reversed as the wrong man (Somers) was pinned) Curt Hennig (sub Nord The Barbarian) beat Nick Bockwinkel to win AWA Title when Larry Zbyszko hit Bockwinkel with nunchakus (Later announced, Curt returned the AWA Title to Bockwinkel because Hennig could not accept winning it in an unjust manner.) Greg Gagne & Jerry Blackwell & Jimmy Snuka beat Sheik Adnan & Ali Khan & Boris Zhukov Scott Hall beat Colonel DeBeers Curt Hennig dcor Larry Zbyszko

The World Class Wrestling Association held its fifth and final “Labor Day Star Wars” event at the Tarrant County Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Steve and Shaun Simpson defeated WCWA World Tag Team Champions Eric Embry and Frankie Lancaster to win the title. Also, WCWA World Heavyweight Champion Al Perez defeated Kevin Von Erich by countout to retain the title

Carl Fergie defeated Jeff Jarrett in Memphis, Tennessee to win the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title

Larry Hamilton defeated Scott Armstrong for the Southeast NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Title in Birmingham, Alabama. This ended Armstrong’s fourth reign and began Hamilton’s third.

Johnny Ace and Kenta Kobashi defeatedThe Fantastics (Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers) for the vacant AJPW All Asia Tag Team Title in Fukui, Japan.

The WWF held its sixth “King of the Ring” event at the Civic Center in Providence, Rhode Island. This was the final edition of the event before its 1993 pay-per-view debut. WWF Intercontinental Champion Bret Hart defeated Irwin R. Schyster to win the King of the Ring Tournament.

Galan Mendoza and Dusty Wolfe defeated The Latin Connection (Ray Gonzalez and Ricky Santana) to win the WWC Caribbean Tag Team Title in Caguas, Puerto Rico. At the same show, Monster Ripper (Rhonda Singh) defeated Candi Devine for the WWC Women’s Title

The WWF held its 17th “In Your House” event, subtitled “Ground Zero”, at the Louisville Gardens in Louisville, Kentucky. Brian Pillman pinned Goldust (with Marlena). As a result, Pillman won Marlena for 30 days. If Pillman had lost, he would have had to leave the WWF. Also, The Headbangers (Mosh & Thrasher) (subbing for Steve Austin & Dude Love) defeated WWF European Champion The British Bulldog & Owen Hart, The Godwinns (Henry & Phineas) and The Legion of Doom (Animal & Hawk) in a Fatal Four-Way Elimination match to win the vacant WWF Tag Team Title.

1999 The Undertaker and Kane defeated The Rock and Mankind to win the WWF Tag Team Titles in a Buried Alive Match. 

René Duprée and Kenzo Suzuki defeated Billy Kidman and Paul London to win the WWE Tag Team Title at a “SmackDown” taping in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

2008 At the Unforgiven PPV; Matt Hardy won the ECW Title over Mark Henry, The Miz, Chavo Guerrero and Fit Finlay. Also, Chris Jericho defeated CM Punk, JBL, Kane, Batista and Rey Mysterio in a Championship Scramble match.