This Day In Wrestling History – February 20th

Feb 20, 2011 - by Jamie Cruickshank


There have been no less than 4 major events on this day!

In 1989, NWA Chi-Town Rumble was held in Chicago, Illinois

– The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane) defeat The Original Midnight Express (Jack Victory & Randy Rose) in a Loser Leaves NWA Match
– Mike Rotunda defeats Rick Steiner to win the NWA Television Title
– Lex Luger defeats Barry Windham to win the NWA United States Title
– The Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal) defeat The Varsity Club (Steve Williams & Kevin Sullivan) to retain the NWA World Tag Team Titles
– Ricky Steamboat defeats Ric Flair to win the NWA World Title

In 1994, WCW SuperBrawl IV was held in Albany, Georgia

– Lord Steven Regal defeats Arn Anderson to retain the WCW Television Title
– Cactus Jack & Maxx Payne defeat The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Sags) by DQ (Nasty Boys retain the WCW World Tag Team Titles)
– Sting, Brian Pillman & Dustin Rhodes defeat Steve Austin, Rick Rude & Paul Orndorff in a Thundercage Match
– Ric Flair defeats Big Van Vader in a Thundercage Match with The Boss as special guest referee to retain the WCW World Title

In 2000, WCW held the 10th annual SuperBrawl PPV, titled SuperBrawl 2000, in San Francisco, California

– The Artist Formerly Known As Prince Iaukea defeats Lash LeRoux to win the vacant WCW Cruiserweight Title
– Brian Knobbs defeats Bam Bam Bigelow to win the WCW Hardcore Title
– The Mamalukes (Big Vito & Johnny The Bull) defeat David Flair & Crowbar in a Sicialian Stretcher Match to retain the WCW World Tag Team Titles
– Ric Flair defeats Terry Funk in a Texas Death Match
– Hulk Hogan defeats The Total Package
– Sid Vicious defeats Scott Hall & Jeff Jarrett in a Triple Threat Match to retain the WCW World Title

In 2005, WWE No Way Out was a Smackdown-exclusive event, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

– Eddie Guerrero & Rey Mysterio defeat The Basham Brothers (Doug & Danny) to win the WWE Tag Team Titles
– Chavo Guerrero defeats Paul London, Funaki, Spike Dudley, Shannon Moore & Akio in a Cruiserweight Open to win the WWE Cruiserweight Title
– JBL defeats The Big Show in a Barbed Wire Cage Match to retain the WWE Title

Title Changes

1978 – Bob Backlund defeats Billy Graham to win the WWWF Title

2005 – Satoshi Kojima defeats Hiroyoshi Tenzan to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title

2006 – on Raw, Shelton Benjamin defeats Ric Flair to win the WWE Intercontinental Title


Happy birthday to former WWE and TNA Womens Champion Gail Kim (34), WWE Hall of Famer and founder of New JapanAntonio Inoki (68) and Japanese tag team legend Gedo (42)

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