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This Day In Wrestling History – February 8th‏



Events

In 2009, TNA Against All Odds was held in Orlando, Florida. This was the first TNA event to be broadcast in HD

– Alex Shelley defeats Eric Young to retain the TNA X-Division Titles
– Awesome Kong defeats ODB to retain the TNA Knockouts Title
– Booker T defeats Shane Sewell to retain the TNA Legends Title
– Beer Money Inc (James Storm & Robert Roode) defeat Lethal Consequences (Jay Lethal & Consequences Creed) to retain the TNA Tag Team Titles
– Sting defeats Kurt Angle, Brother Ray & Brother Devon to retain the TNA World Title

Title Changes

1971 – Pedro Morales defeats Ivan Koloff to win the WWWF Title

1985 – Chris Adams defeats Kerry von Erich to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1986 – Randy Savage defeats Tito Santana to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

1992 – Jushin Liger defeats Norio Honaga to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title and retain the WCW Light Heavyweight Title

1999 – Roddy Piper defeats Bret Hart to win the WCW United States Title

2000 – on Smackdown, Kurt Angle defeats Val Venis to win the WWF European Title

2010 – on Raw, ShoMiz (Big Show & The Miz) defeat D-Generation X (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) & The Straight-Edge Society (CM Punk & Luke Gallows) to win the WWE Unified Tag Team Titles

Birthdays

Happy birthday to former WWF Tag Team Champion Jim Neidhart (58), current WWE superstar, former WWE, WCW and ECW World Champion The Big Show (41), NWA Hall of Famer Misty Blue Simmes (51) and joshi regular Kaoru Maeda (44)

Also, today would have been the birthday of WWE Hall of Famers ‘Sensational’ Sherri Martel (55) and ‘Classy’ Freddie Blassie (95)


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