This Day In Wrestling History – February 26th‏

Feb 26, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank


In 2011, ROH 9th Anniversary Show was held in Chicago, Illinois

– Roderick Strong defeats Homicide in a No Holds Barred Match to retain the ROH World Title
– The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) defeat The All Night Express (Kenny King & Rhett Titus) to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
– Christopher Daniels fought Eddie Edwards to a time limit draw in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match (Daniels retains the ROH Television Title)
– Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin) defeat The Briscoe Brothers (Mark & Jay)

Title Changes

1967 – Verne Gagne defeats Mad Dog Vachon to win the AWA World Title

1988 – Terry Taylor defeats Matt Borne to win the WCCW Texas Heavyweight Title

1990 – Jimmy Valiant defeats Jerry Lawler to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title

1995 – Bobby Blaze defeats Jerry Lawler to win the SMW Heavyweight Title

1997 – on Raw, The British Bulldog defeats Owen Hart in the final of a tournament to become the first WWF European Champion

1999 – Bestia Salvaje & Scorpio Jr defeat Negro Casas & El Hijo del Santo to win the held-up CMLL Tag Team Titles

2000 – Tommy Dreamer & Masato Tanaka defeat The Impact Players (Lance Storm & Justin Credible) to win the ECW Tag Team Titles

2002 – on Smackdown, Goldust defeats Maven to win the WWF Hardcore Title


Happy birthday to indy regular Reid Flair (24), joshi regular Kaori Yoneyama (32) and famed manager ‘The Sinister Minister’ James Mitchell (48)

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