This Day In Wrestling History – March 2nd
1990 – Doug Furnas & Dan Kroffat defeat Samson Fuyuki & Toshiaki Kawada, to win the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Championship.
1992 – In the United States Wrestling Association, Miss Texas defeats Dirty White Girl, in a tournament final, to become the inaugural USWA Women’s Champion. Miss Texas would become a 14-time Women’s Champion in the USWA.
1994 – Atlantis defeats Dr. Wagner Jr., to win the CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship.
1998 – In the Monday Night Wars, WCW Monday Nitro (4.8 TV rating) beats WWF RAW IS WAR (3.9 rating).
2002 – In the East Coast Wrestling Association, Donovan Morgan defeats AJ Styles, to win the ECWA Super 8 Tournament.
2003 – Xóchitl Leyva Sánchez (aka “Tiffany”) defeats Lady Apache, to win the AAA Mexican National Women’s Championship.
2008 – At Day 8 of Pro Wrestling NOAH’s Second Navigation, Takeshi Morishima defeats Mitsuharu Misawa, to win the GHC Heavyweight Championship.
2012 – Doug Furnas, a five-time AJPW All Asia Tag Team Champion, dies at the age of 52. Furnas had died in his sleep; the cause of death was ruled as hypertensive heart disease.
2013 – In Ohio Valley Wrestling, The Gutcheckers (Alex Silva & Sam Shaw) defeat The Coalition (Jason Wayne & Crimson), to win the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship.
2013 – Ring of Honor’s 11th Anniversary Show is held in Chicago in front of 700 fans. Matt Taven wins the ROH World Television Championship, after defeating Adam Cole. reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) win the ROH World Tag Team Championship, after defeating Jay & Mark Briscoe. In the main event, Kevin Steen defeats Jay Lethal, to retain the ROH World Championship.
2014 – WRESTLE-1 Kaisen: Outbreak is held in Tokyo, Japan in front of 5,800 fans. The event was a collaboration between the WRESTLE-1 promotion in Japan and TNA Wrestling from the United States. No WRESTLE-1 titles were on the line, however three TNA title matches were part of the 12-match card. The BroMans (Jesse Godderz & Robbie E) become the new TNA World Tag Team Champions after winning a 3-Way Match (with The Wolves & Kaz Hayashi / Shuji Kondo). Seiya Sanada becomes the new TNA X Division Champion after defeating Austin Aries. In the main event, Magnus defeats KAI, to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
2015 – It’s announced on Monday Night RAW that Alundra Blayze, aka Madusa, will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
2016 – On this evening’s Lucha Underground, Fenix defeats King Cuerno, to win the Gift of the Gods Championship. (Ladder Match).
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: former WWF manager & Women’s Champion Debra (57 years old); former British Welterweight Champion Tex Benedict (35 years old); former EWF Tag Team & Heavyweight Champion Black Metal (36 years old); and guest host of the 10/5/2009 WWE RAW, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (35 years old).
Today would’ve been the 36th birthday for 3-time World Tag Team Champion in WWE, Lance Cade. Today would’ve been the 53rd birthday for 2009 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee Mike Von Erich.