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This Day In Wrestling History – February 18th



Events

In 1996, WWF held In Your House 6 in Louisville, Kentucky

 – On the Free For All show, Jake Roberts defeats Tatanka

 – Razor Ramon defeats The 123 Kid in a Crybaby Match

 – Yokozuna defeats The British Bulldog by DQ

 – Shawn Michaels defeats Owen Hart

 – Bret Hart defeats Diesel in a Cage Match to retain the WWF Title

In 2001, WCW held it’s penultimate PPV, SuperBrawl Revenge in Nashville, Tennessee. Needless to say, it was the final SuperBrawl event

 – Sean O’Haire & Chuck Palumbo defeat Mark Jindrak & Shawn Stasiak to retain the WCW World Tag Team Titles

 – Chavo Guerrero Jr defeats Rey Misterio Jr to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Title

 – Rick Steiner defeats Dustin Rhodes to retain the WCW United States Title

 – Scott Steiner defeats Kevin Nash in a Falls Count Anywhere 2-out-of-3 Falls Retirement Match to retain the WCW World Title and force Nash to retire from professional wrestling

In 2007, WWE held the Smackdown-exclusive No Way Out PPV in Los Angeles, California. Despite it being a Smackdown PPV, the main event did feature Raw wrestlers. This was the final single-brand PPV, with events becoming tri-branded following Wrestlemania of this year

 – Chavo Guerrero wins a Cruiserweight Open to win the WWE Cruiserweight Title

 – Finlay & Little Bastard defeat The Boogeyman & Little Boogeyman

 – Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeat Deuce ‘n Domino to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles

 – Mr Kennedy defeats Bobby Lashley by DQ (Lashley retains the ECW Title)

 – John Cena & Shawn Michaels defeat Batista & The Undertaker

Title Changes

1985 – Leilani Kai defeats Wendi Richter to win the WWF Womens Title

1996 – Johnny B Badd defeats Lex Luger to win the WCW Television Title

2001 – The 24/7 Rule on the WWF Hardcore Title sees Steve Blackman defeat Raven for the title, but quickly lose it back again. Each counts as a separate reign

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Happy birthday to former WWF Tag Team star Raymond Rougeau (55)

In Memoriam

Today, in 1993, the wrestling world lost former WWF Intercontinental Champion and multiple-time NWA Champion Kerry von Erich at the age of 33. Kerry had been on a downward spiral since losing his foot in a motorcycle accident and committed suicide by gunshot whilst also driving his car over a cliff.

Also lost today, in 1995, was former ECW Tag Team Champion (amongst many other regional titles) Eddie Gilbert. Gilbert suffered a heart attack aged just 33. His father stated that his cardiac muscle had sustained serious injuries in a car accident 12 years earlier and this, along with his alleged use of painkillers, contributed to the condition


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3 Responses

  1. Kerry is NOT a “multiple-time NWA Champion”. He held the NWA World Title one time for approximately 2 1/2 weeks (I think).

  2. Jamie says:

    Sorry, that’s my bad grammar – it should read a multiple time champion in the NWA (ie. he has held multiple NWA-sanctioned titles)

  3. Also, one additional title change: 1971 Pepper Gomez def. Johnny Valentine for the WCCW Texas Heavyweight Title

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