On this date in pro wrestling history (10/2): AWA vs. NWA title match, Sabu wins ECW title, Alberto del Rio wins WWE title

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Oxford, Iowa:
American Heavyweight Champion Dr. B.F. Roller defeated Charles Cutler 2 out of 3 falls to retain title


Kansas City, Kansas:
– Orville Brown beat Joe Dusek 2 falls to 1 to retain the MWA Title, special referee was Jack Dempsey


Kansas City, Kansas:
– Heart of America Heavyweight Champion Sonny Myers beat Jim Henry in 2 of 3 falls to retain the tile


Atlanta, Georgia:
– Ray Gunkel defeated Freddie Blassie to win the Southern Heavyweight title


Pensacola, Florida:
– Jan Madrid defeated Don Fields in a tournament to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title 


Omaha, Nebraska:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Haru Sasaki & Mad Dog Vachon dq
– Mad Russian Stan Pulaski beat Mighty Igor Vodik to win Nebraska Heavyweight title
– Danny Hodge beat Bob Rader


St. Paul, Minnesota:
– The Crusher & Billy Robinson beat Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens
– Lars Anderson beat Bull Bullinski
– Larry Hennig drew Don Muraco


Miami Beach, Florida:
– Lumberjack Match: Pak Song beat Jos LeDuc
– Bill Watts beat Dusty Rhodes by DQ
– Mike Graham & Jerry Brisco beat Dick Slater & Gary Hart
– Professor Toru Tanaka beat Ron Fuller
– Bob Armstrong & Tony Charles beat The Hollywood Blondes, Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown


Osaka, Japan:
– Antonio Inoki & Seji Sakaguchi defeated Jerry Brown & Buddy Roberts for the NWF North American Tag Team Title 


Tokyo, Japan:
– Jerry & Ted Oates defeated The Great Kojika & Motoshi Okuma to win the All Japan All Asian Tag Team Title


Memphis, Tennessee:
– Jerry Lawler beat Mongolian Stomper dq
– NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion Nelson Royal beat Bill Dundee
– Loser of the Fall Leaves Town: Wayne Farris & Jimmy Valiant beat Mike Bowyer & Frankie Laine
– Jos LeDuc beat Tommy Gilbert


Osaka, Japan:
– Ryuma Go defeated Tatsumi Fujinami to win the WWF World Junior Heavyweight Title


St. Louis, Missouri:
– Jack Brisco defeated Ted DiBiase to win the Missouri Title 
– Bulldog Bob Brown drew Dewey Robertson
– Kevin & David & Kerry Von Erich defeated Greg Valentine & Johnny Valiant & J.J. Dillon
– Dick the Bruiser defeated Baron Von Raschke
– Andre the Giant and Rocky Johnson defeated Sgt. Slaughter and Ken Patera by disqualification
– NWA World Champion Ric Flair fought Harley Race to a 60 minute draw

Denver, Colorado:
– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel drew Tito Santana 
– Hulk Hogan & Jim Brunzell & Greg Gagne beat Jerry Blackwell & Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura 
– Billy Robinson beat Sheik Adnan
– Bobby Heenan beat Buck Zumhofe 


Chattanooga, Tennessee:
– Tito Santana defeated Chick Donovan
– Terry Gordy defeated Matt Borne
– Ivan Koloff and The Iron Sheik defeated Brad Armstrong and Johnny Rich
– Roddy Piper defeated The Super Destroyer
– Paul Orndorff defeated Buzz Sawyer by DQ


San Antonio, Texas:
– Kerry Von Erich defeated Boris Zurkov
– Chris Adams & Iceman Parsons defeated Terry Gordy & Buddy Roberts
– David Von Erich defeated Jim Garvin
– Kevin Von Erich defeated NWA World Champion Harley Race by DQ


Tokyo, Japan:
– NWA World Champion Ric Flair vs. AWA World Champion Rick Martel in a title vs. title match ended in a double countout


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Wheeling, West Virginia:
– Demolition defeated Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard to win the WWF World Tag Team Championship 

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Tony Anthony won a tournament final over Dustin Rhodes to become the first USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– Sabu defeated Shane Douglas to win the ECW Heavyweight Title 
– Kevin Sullivan defeated Abdullah The Butcher in a steel cage match 
– The Public Enemy defeated Ian & Axl Rotten and Badd Company in a three way steel cage match


Thomaston, Connecticut:
– Naoya Ogawa defeated Gary Steele for the NWA World Heavyweight Title 


San Francisco, California:
– Booker T won the vacant WCW World Heavyweight Champion by defeating Jeff Jarrett


Nashville, Tennessee:
– Amazing Red defeats Shark Boy
– NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ron Killings defeats Low Ki
– NWA World Tag Team Champions Chris Harris & James Storm defeat Ron Harris & Ashley Hudson
– X Division Champion Jerry Lynn defeated AJ Styles in a Ladder match


– Alberto Del Rio defeated John Cena and CM Punk to become new WWE Champion 
– Beth Phoenix defeated Kelly Kelly to become WWE Divas Champion
– Cody Rhodes defeated John Morrison to retain the Intercontinental Title

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