TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… JAN 6th: Champion vs. Champion on The Island

DATELINE: JAN 6, 1983 – SAN JUAN, PR


WWC Universal Champion Carlos Colon defeats NWA World Champion Ric Flair in a champion versus champion match.

It was very typical when a touring champion would lose a belt in a foreign territory, that the outcome of this match was not made official or aired on NWA television. This practice was used to boost houses and lend credibility to a local star, while not upsetting the lineage of the championship itself.

Flair received the belt back in a phantom title change that took place on January 23, 1983.



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