Today In Wrestling History – February 11th



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Trivia

2010 – Vince McMahon announced during a WWE investor conference call that, after 23 years, WWE would be dropping the “Survivor Series” name, the second longest running WWE PPV title in the history of the company.  After being asked about Survivor Series being the only PPV in the fourth quarter of 2009 to show a decrease in buys from the previous year. Vince would later rescind this decision, & in a funny twist the Survivor Series would end up being the only PPV event in the fourth quarter of 2010 to show an increase in PPV buys over the previous year.  The PPV still exists

2011 – TNA star AJ Styles teamed up with country star Sarah Darling, appearing in a music video for her song “Something To Do With Your Hands.”

Events

In 1970, WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino &  Gorilla Monsoon defeated Ernie Ladd & Waldo Von Erich in a Texas Death Match with boxing greats Tony Galento & Tom McNeeley as special referees in Boston, Massachusetts

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

WCW Main Event:
– The Road Warriors defeated Dick Slater & Bunkhouse Buck
– Hugh Morrus defeated Chris Kanyon
– Jim Duggan fought Loch Ness to a Double DQ
PPV:
– The Nasty Boys defeated Public Enemy is a Street Fight
– 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
– The Taskmaster (Kevin Sullivan) defeated Brian Pillman in a “I Respect You” Strap Match. The match ended when Pillman said, “I respect you, Booker Man!”
– Arn Anderson fought The Taskmaster to a no contest, after Ric Flair came out & convinced both men to stop fighting each other
– 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 (with Woman) defeated Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) in a Cage Match to win the WCW World Title
– Hulk Hogan defeats The Giant (with Jimmy Hart & Taskmaster) in a Cage Match

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

Dark Match:
– Serotonin (Kazarian & Havok) (with Maverick Matt) defeated Jay Lethal & Sonjay Dutt
PPV:
– LAX (Hernandez & Homicide) defeated Team 3D in a Little Italy Street Fight
– Senshi defeated Austin Starr (Austin Aries). After the match Starr slapped Bob Backlund who was sitting at ringside, &S Backlund put Starr in the Crossface Chicken Wing
– Christy Hemme defeated “Big Fat Oily Guy” in a Tuxedo Match, After the match, Kip James ran down & stripped off Hemme’s tuxedo
– Lance Hoyt (with David Eckstein) defeated Dale Torborg (with AJ Pierzynski) in a Basebrawl
– AJ Styles defeated Rhino in a Motor City Chain Match
– Chris Sabin defeats Jerry Lynn to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– James Storm & Jacqueline Moore defeated Petey Williams & Gail Kim
– Sting defeats Abyss (with Father James Mitchell) 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

1942 – Tarzan Lopez defeated Black Guzman to win the NWA World Middleweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico

1969 – Dory Funk Jr. defeated Gene Kiniski to win the NWA World Title

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

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

1983 – Giant Baba defeated Harley Race to win the Pacific Wrestling Federation World Heavyweight Title in St. Louis, Missouri

1984 – Tito Santana defeated Magnificent 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 & back to Raven. Each counts as a separate reign

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

Birthdays

Happy birthday to 4-time TNA Tag Team Champion Hernandez (41),  former WWE Intercontinental & NWA World Champion Ken Shamrock (51)

Also, today would have been the birthday of two-time CMLL Tag Team Champion Bestia Salvaje (52)



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