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This Day In Wrestling History – February 24th‏



Events

In 1991, WCW WrestleWar, held in Phoenix, Arizona, was the first WCW PPV since it’s split from the NWA and the introduction of its own titles

– The Junkyard Dog, Ricky Morton & Tommy Rich defeat The State Patrol (Lt James Earl Wright & Sgt Buddy Lee Parker) & Big Cat to retain the WCW Six-Man Tag Team Titles
– Terrence Taylor defeats Tom Zenk in a No-DQ Match
– Lex Luger defeats Dan Spivey to retain the WCW United States Title
– The Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes) defeat Doom (Ron Simmons & Butch Reed) to win the WCW World Tag Team Titles
– The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Barry Windham & Sid Vicious) & Larry Zbyszko defeat Sting, Brian Pillman & The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott) in a War Games Match

In 2002, All Japan Pro Wrestling held an untitled PPV event in Tokyo, Japan.

– Steve Williams & Mike Rotunda defeat Tomoaki Honma & Shigeo Okumura
– Mike Barton, Jim Steele & George Hines defeat Yoji Anjoh, Arashi & Nobutaka Araya
– Taiyo Kea defeats Mitsuya Nagai
– Genichiro Tenryu defeats Satoshi Kojima
– Toshiaki Kawada defeats Keiji Mutoh to win the AJPW Triple Crown Title

Also in 2002, WWA The Revolution was held in Las Vegas, Nevada

– Eddie Guerrero defeats Psicosis & Juventud Guerrera in a 3-Way Match to win the WWA International Cruiserweight Title
– Devon Storm defeats Sabu in a No-DQ Match
– Jeff Jarrett defeats Brian Christopher to retain the WWA Heavyweight Title

Title Changes

1992 – Koko B Ware defeats Kamala to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title

1995 – Dan Severn defeats Chris Candido to win the NWA World Title. His reign would last over 4 years, a feat rarely heard of in modern times

2007 – The Briscoe Brothers (Jay & Mark) defeat Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal to win the ROH Tag Team Titles

2011 – Sting defeats Jeff Hardy to win the TNA World Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to current WWE developmental talent Corey Graves (29) and 3-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion Shinsuke Nakamura (32)

Also, today would have been the birthday of 4-time All Asia Heavyweight Champion Kintaro Ohki (84)


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