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by Mark Long

Cool Timeline

1900
14 Sep, 1900

Frank Gotch Defeats Farmer Burns

Farmer Burns - Frank Gotch - historyofwrestling.com

For the first time, Frank Gotch defeats Farmer Burns. The match took place in Winterset, Iowa, giving Gotch a record of 26-2 (his only losses occurring before Burns had trained him.

1960
30 Jul, 1960

Gory Guerrero defeated Rey Mendoza for the NWA Lightweight Championship

Gory Guerrero - historyofwrestling.com

Gory Guerrero - historyofwrestling.comGory Guerrero defeated Rey Mendoza for the NWA Lightweight Championship in Mexico City, Mexico. The victory brought him the first of two NWA Lightweight title reigns, the first of which lasted 1,102 days, the longest NWA Lightweight title reign ever.  Gory was later stripped of the belt during his second title reign after refusing to drop the belt to Mendoza and he held onto the physical belt for nine more years. 

Guerrero was the patriarch of the famous Guerrero wrestling family.

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