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This Day In Wrestling History – February 19th



Events

In 1995, WCW held SuperBrawl V on PPV. Highlights from the show:

– On WCW Main Event, Arn Anderson defeats Johnny B Badd in a Lumberjack Match to retain the WCW Television Title
– Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) defeat The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Sags) by DQ to retain the WCW World Tag Team Titles
– Sting & Randy Savage defeat Avalanche & Big Bubba Rogers
– Hulk Hogan defeats Vader by DQ to retain the WCW World Title

In 2006, WWE No Way Out was a Smackdown-exclusive PPV

– Gregory Helms won a 9-Way Match to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Title
– Chris Benoit defeats Booker T to win the WWE United States Title
– Randy Orton defeats Rey Mysterio
– Kurt Angle defeats The Undertaker to retain the WWE Title

Title Changes

1995 – Koji Kanemoto defeats Norio Honaga to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

2002 – on Smackdown, Billy & Chuck defeat Spike Dudley & Tazz to win the WWF Tag Team Titles

2006 – El Samurai & Ryusuke Taguchi defeat Hirooki Goto & Minoru to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles. Also, Tiger Mask IV defeats Black Tiger IV to win the IWGP and NWA Junior Heavyweight Titles

2007 – on Raw, Melina defeats Lita to win the WWE Womens Title and Umaga defeats Jeff Hardy to win the WWE Intercontinental Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to former ECW wrestler Tommy Cairo (53), former ECW Tag Team Champion Danny Doring (37), indy regular TJ Mack (25), former WWE wrestler Shawn ‘Gavin’ Spears (30) and ‘The Queen Of Extreme’ Francine (39)

In Memoriam

Today the wrestling world lost it’s first recognized World Heavyweight Champion Georg Hackenschmidt at the ripe old age of 89. Having won the European Greco-Roman Heavyweight Title in 1902, Hackenschmidt defeated American Heavyweight Champion Tom Jenkins in 1905 to win the so-called World Heavyweight Championship. He is also the innovator of the ‘bearhug’ hold and the weightlifting hack squat


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