On this date in WCW history: The Great Muta defeats Sting to win the NWA Television Title

The Great Muta finally defeated Sting to win the NWA television title on this date in WCW history.

If you were one of the millions (and millions) of WWF marks who were caught up in the Mega Powers exploding, or were too busy watching Hulkmania run wild on Zeus on the silver screen, then you may have missed one of the great pro wrestling feuds of the late 1980's.

And by great, I mean "Great Muta."

On this date in WCW history, the Japanese superstar was able to defeat Sting to win the NWA Television Title in a bout that was the culmination of a series of matches stemming from the double-pinfall scandal at The Great American Bash.

The belt was declared vacant after officials were unable to determine which wrestler was the victor and immediate rematches were continually cut short by disqualification.

Finally, on September 3, 1989, the two met again in a no DQ match that saw Muta win the strap. His title reign was short-lived, however, as he coughed it up to Arn Anderson a few months later, but his feud with Sting lasted for several years.

Any Cagesiders out there remember the wild matches between these two legends?

Here's their match from the Great American Bash, seeing as Muta's title win is hard to come by:

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