Offscreen Moment of Awesome/Professional Wrestling
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- It doesn't happen much anymore, but in the early 90's it was possible to have titles change hands during a house show. Notable examples include Ric Flair winning the WWF championship from Randy Savage, and a couple years later Diesel winning the same from Bob Backlund. Casual viewers would turn on the television and find that they had a new World Champion. If they were lucky, they would show recorded highlights of the match in question. If they were lucky.
- It actually happened as recently as 2005, when Nunzio won the Cruiserwieght Championship at a house event in his homeland of Italy.
- While it very rarely happens for storyline reasons, this type of situation pops up about once every year or two, typically as a result of one of two reasons: the reigning champion is injured/sick and won't be able to compete properly but can work out one more match (or, alternately, is injured DURING the match), OR they just landed themselves in the frying pan for a Wellness Policy Violation or the like, are about to be "wished good luck on their future endeavors," and are low enough on the totem pole to not even warrant losing their title on television.