Today In Wrestling History – February 12th


1985 – Jimmy Hart makes his World Wrestling Federation debut at a television taping in Poughkeepsie, New York, managing Intercontinental Champion Greg Valentine & Jim Neidhart

2009 –, the official website of the Von Erich family posted the following statement:

“We are honored to announce that the Von Erich Family will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 4th. The induction will be held in Houston, TX”


In 2006, TNA Against All Odds was held in Orlando, Florida

Pre-Show Matches:
– Ron Killings defeated A-1
– Lance Hoyt, Shark Boy, & Cassidy Riley defeated Shannon Moore, & The Diamonds In The Rough (Elix Skipper & David Young) (with Simon Diamond)
– The Naturals (Andy Douglas & Chase Stevens) defeated Austin Aries & Roderick Strong
– Jay Lethal defeated Matt Bentley (with Traci), Alex Shelley, & Petey Williams
– The James Gang (BG James & Kip James) defeated The Latin American Exchange (Homicide & Machete) (with Konnan)
– America’s Most Wanted (Chris Harris & James Storm) (with Gail Kim) defeated Chris Sabin & Sonjay Dutt to retain the NWA Tag Team Titles
– Rhino defeated Abyss (with James Mitchell) in a Falls Count Anywhere Match
– Samoa Joe defeated AJ Styles & Christopher Daniels in a 3-Way Dance to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– Team 3D defeated Team Canada (Bobby Roode & Eric Young) (with Coach D’Amore)
– Christian Cage defeated Jeff Jarrett (with Gail Kim) to win the NWA World Title

2011 – WWE ran a live event in Victoria, British Columbia:

– WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan (with Gail Kim) defeated Tyson Kidd to retain the title
– Primo defeated Alex Riley
– Eve & Natalya defeated Melina & Alicia Fox
– D.H. Smith defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.
– WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (with Tamina Snuka) defeated The Nexus (Michael McGillicutty & Mason Ryan) (with David Otunga) to retain the titles
– CM Punk defeated Mark Henry
– John Morrison defeated Sheamus in a Street Fight
– Randy Orton defeated WWE Champion The Miz (with Alex Riley) via DQ, after The Nexus interfered.

In 2012, TNA Against All Odds was held in Orlando, Florida

– Zema Ion defeated Jesse Sorensen via count out, after Sorensen broke his neck on a moonsault by Ion
– Robbie E (with Robbie T) defeats Shannon Moore to retain the TNA Television Title
– Gail Kim (with Madison Rayne) defeated Tara to retain the TNA Knockout’s Title
– Samoa Joe & Magnus defeated Matt Morgan & Crimson to win the TNA Tag Team Titles
– Austin Aries defeated Alex Shelley to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– Kazarian (with Christopher Daniels) defeated AJ Styles
– Gunner (with Eric Bischoff) defeated Garett Bischoff (with Hulk Hogan)
– Bobby Roode defeated Jeff Hardy, James Storm & Bully Ray in a Four-Way Match with Sting as special guest referee to retain the TNA World Title

Also in 2012, NJPW The New Beginning was held in Osaka, Japan

– No Remorse Corps (Davey Richards & Rocky Romero) defeated Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles
– Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima defeated Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
– Hirooki Goto defeated Masato Tanaka to win the IWGP Intercontinental Title
– Tetsuya Naito defeated Shinsuke Nakamura
– Kazuchika Okada defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title

Title Changes

1912 – Walter Evans defeated Tom Rolowitz to win the World Welterweight Title.

1932 – Pinky Gardner defeated Joe Banaski to win the Midwest Wrestling Association World Light Heavyweight Title in Columbus, Ohio

1942 – Billy Thom defeated Jules Larance to win the MWA World Junior Heavyweight Title in Columbus, Ohio

1960 – Adnan Kaissey & Hogan Wharton defeated Joe Christie & Man Mountain Managoff to win the Texas NWA World Tag Team Title in Houston, Texas

1962 – Jackie Fargo & Lester Welch defeated Dante & Mephisto to win the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee

1966 – Dominic DeNucci defeated Killer Kowalski to win the International Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Title in Sydney, Australia

1966 – Joe McCarthy defeated Lorenzo Parente to win the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title

1977 – Toru Tanaka defeated Chavo Guerrero Sr. to win the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title in San Bernardino, California

1978 – Ted DiBiase defeated Dick Slater to win the NWA Missouri Heavyweight Title in St. Louis, Missouri

1983 – Tony Arce & Rocco Valente defeated Misterioso & Volador to win the Mexican National Tag Team Title in Mexico City, Mexico

1985 – Jesse Barr defeated Brian Blair to win the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title in Tampa, Florida

1988 – Ivan Koloff & The Powers of Pain (The Barbarian & The Warlord) defeated Paul Ellering (subbing for Road Warrior Animal), Road Warrior Hawk & Dusty Rhodes to win the NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Title in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1990 – Brian Pillman & The Z-Man defeated The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin) in the final of a tournament to win the vacant NWA United States Tag Team Titles

1997 – Battlanger & Masaaki Mochizuki defeated Lance Storm & Yuji Yasuraoka to win the WAR International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Title in Toyohashi, Japan

2000 – The Harris Brothers (Ron & Don) defeated The Mamalukes (Johnny The Bull & Big Vito) to win the WCW Tag Team Titles

2000 – Leilani Kai defeated Strawberry Fields in a tournament final to become the first NWA Mid-Atlantic Women’s Champion in Denver, North Carolina

2003 – Kid Kash defeated Sonny Siaki to win the TNA X-Division Title

2005 – Ricky Banderas defeated Glamour Boy Shane to win the IWA World Heavyweight Title in Caguas, Puerto Rico

2007 – Matt Sydal defeated Masato Yoshino to win the Dragon Gate Open the Brave Gate Title in Kobe, Japan


Happy birthday to former WWF and WCW star Akeem/One Man Gang (54) & former WWF jobber Outback Jack (56)