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This Day In Wrestling History – February 11th‏



Events

In 1996, WCW SuperBrawl VI was held in St Petersburg, Florida. This was the event where Brian Pillman infamously shouted ‘I respect you, bookerman!’ to Kevin Sullivan. It turned out to be Pillman’s last WCW match, as he was fired for the incident

– Johnny B Badd defeats Diamond Dallas Page to retain the WCW Television Title
– Sting & Lex Luger defeat Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) to retain the WCW World Tag Team Titles
– Konnan defeats One Man Gang to retain the WCW United States Title
– Sting & Lex Luger fought The Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal) to a double-DQ when all 4 men began brawling (Sting & Luger retain the WCW World Tag Team Titles)
– Ric Flair defeats Randy Savage in a Cage Match to win the WCW World Title
– Hulk Hogan defeats The Giant in a Cage Match

In 2007, TNA Against All Odds was held in Orlando, Florida

– Chris Sabin defeats Jerry Lynn to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– Sting defeats Abyss in a Prison Yard Match
– Christian Cage defeats Kurt Angle to retain the NWA World Title. Samoa Joe was ringside acting as an unofficial outside enforcer

Title Changes

1969 – Dory Funk defeats Gene Kiniski to win the NWA World Title

1974 – Rip Tyler defeats Tank Morgan to win the TSW North American Title

1980 – Ron Starr defeats Les Thornton in the final of a tournament to win the vacant NWA Junior Heavyweight Title

1984 – Tito Santana defeats Don Muraco to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

2001 – The WWF Hardcore Title’s 24/7 Rule sees the belt pass from Raven to Hardcore Holly to Al Snow and back to Raven. Each counts as a separate reign

2009 – Katsuhiko Nakajima defeats KENTA to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to 4-time TNA Tag Team Champion Hernandez (40) and former WWE Intercontinental and NWA World Champion Ken Shamrock (49)

Also, today would have been the birthday of two-time CMLL Tag Team Champion Bestia Salvaje (51)


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