WCW World Championship - Ric Flair

January 11, 1991 - July 01, 1991

Heading into 1991, WCW was part of the National Wrestling Alliance and Sting was recognized as NWA World Champion. However, on Jan. 11 at a live event in East Rutherford, N.J, Ric Flair defeated Sting to win his seventh World Championship. When WCW pulled out of the NWA in early-1991, Flair became recognized as the first WCW Champion with this victory as the official beginning.

This WeekIn 1972

Sept. 30, 1972
In "The Match of the Century" at Shea Stadium, Bruno Sammartino and WWE Champion Pedro Morales battled to a 75-minute draw in their only one-on-one encounter.