WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeats Rocky Fitzpatrick with a backbreaker in the main event of a card at Madison Square Garden. Fitzpatrick is also known as Bob Orton Sr., grandfather of current WWE star Randy Orton.
September 23, 1968
Happy Birthday to Matt Hardy
September 23, 1974
Andre The Giant defeated Gorilla Monsoon in San Juan, Puerto Rico at Roberto Clemente Stadium. However, this wasn't a wrestling match, with was a boxing match, with Jersey Joe Walcott as the special referee. The match is available on the Andre The Giant DVD.
September 23, 1977
New Japan Pro Wrestling abandons the WWF Martial Arts Heavyweight Title. The Great Muta would be the final champion, having beaten Riki Choshu for the belt on August 16, 1992 in Fukuoka, Japan. The belt was mostly a plaything for Antonio Inoki in the 70's and 80's when he would wrestle in the U.S., and it often went years without being defended or referred to.
September 23, 1991
After a three year hiatus, Herb Abrams' UWF would revive itself for one final event, the UWF Blackjack Brawl, which was broadcast live before a very sparse crowd on Sportschannel America, featuring commentary by Blackjack Mulligan and an apparently inebriated Abrams, who at one point yelled, "Let's hear it for the Jews" in an extremely embarassing moment.
September 23, 1992
Kurt Angle defeated Steve Austin for the WWF(E) Heavyweight title and Christian defeated Edge for the WWF(E) Intercontinental title.
September 23, 2001