This Day In Wrestling History – February 16th

Feb 16, 2011 - by Jamie Cruickshank


2010 – The final ECW on Syfy airs. The slot would be used for NXT as of next week


In 1997, WWF held In Your House 13: Final Four

– The Nation Of Domination (Faarooq, Crush & Savio Vega) defeat Bart Gunn, Goldust & Flash Funk in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
– Rocky Maivia defeats Hunter Hearst Helmsley to retain the WWF Intercontinental Title
– Doug Furnas & Phil LaFon defeat Owen Hart & The British Bulldog by DQ (Hart & Bulldog retain the WWF Tag Team Titles)
– Bret Hart defeats Steve Austin, The Undertaker & Vader in a Four Corners Elimination Match to win the vacant WWF Title

Title Changes

1964 – Don McClairty & Argentina Apollo defeat John & Chris Tolos to win the WWWF United States Tag Team Titles

1998 – on Nitro, Rick Martel defeats Booker T to win the WCW Television Title

2000 – Hacksaw Jim Duggan claims the WCW Television Title after finding it in a dumpster

2002 – Minoru Tanaka defeats Kendo Kashin to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title. Also, Tadao Yasuda defeats Yuji Nagata in the final of a tournament to win the vacant IWGP Heavyweight Title

2004 – on Raw, Booker T & Rob Van Dam defeat Evolution (Batista & Ric Flair) to win the World Tag Team Titles

2010 – on the final ECW on Syfy, Ezekiel Jackson defeats Christian to win the ECW Title. The belt is retired immediately after the show


Happy birthday to former WWE superstar Gangrel (42)

In Memoriam

Today the wrestling world lost former ECW and WCW Tag Team Champion Johnny Grunge. He died aged 39 of complications from sleep apnea. He was preparing for a comeback tour of Japan at the time

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