Ric Flair wins his first of 16 World Heavyweight Championships from Dusty Rhodes at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas: September 17, 1981
It’s been nearly 31 years since the NWA World Title changed hands in Kansas City. The last time was a memorable one: “Nature Boy” Ric Flair captured his first World Championship from “the American Dream” Dusty Rhodes.
In the 23-minute match, Flair weakened Rhodes’ legs with his signature figure-four leglock. Rhodes tried to suplex Flair, but his legs gave out and Lou Thesz made the count, giving Flair the win.