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On this date in WCW history: Fall Brawl 1994

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Fall Brawl was World Championship Wrestling's (WCW) annual September pay-per-view (PPV) event and a showcase for the beloved War Games match, a gimmick fans are still hoping will return sometime sooner or later. But the event wasn't just about War Games, and featured more than a few significant moments during its eight year run.

That included the show that took place on this date in history (Sept. 18, 1994) at the Roanoke Civic Center in Roanoke, Virginia.

In one contest on the card, Cactus Jack (Mick Foley) lost a "Loser Leaves Town" match against Kevin Sullivan. This signaled the end of Foley's time with the company as he would move on to much bigger and much better things with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and later the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).

Later in the night, Stunning Steve Austin was awarded the United States championship when Ricky Steamboat was unable to compete due to a back injury suffered in a previous match against Austin. In fact, Steamboat would be fired not long after this and retire from wrestling altogether.

Austin participated in an impromptu match and lost the U.S. title to Jim Duggan in about five seconds.

There was also a memorable War Games match in the main event pitting Team Rhodes (Dusty Rhodes, Dustin Rhodes, Nasty Boys) vs. The Stud Stable (Terry Funk, Arn Anderson, Bunkhouse Buck, Col. Robert Parker). The mere mention of it simply makes me think of the brilliance of Dusty during the promo you'll see after the jump, as well as the above matches.

Cactus Jack vs. Kevin Sullivan:

Steve Austin vs. Jim Duggan:

Memorable Rhodes promo:

Also on this date in history: William Regal returns to WWF Raw -- and Chris Jericho is waiting for him

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