Today In Wrestling History – February 13th



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Trivia

2006 – In a “Hell Freezes Over” moment, WWE shocks many by announcing during an edition of Raw that Bret “Hitman” Hart would be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame during Wrestlemania weekend

2007 – WWE officially announced that former NWA World champion Dusty Rhodes inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame during Wrestlemania 23 weekend

Events

In 2005, the first TNA Against All Odds was held in Orlando, Florida.

Pre-Show:
– Phi Delta Slam (Bruno Sassi & Big Tilly) defeated Lex Lovett & Buck Quartermain
– The Harris Brothers (Ron & Don Harris) defeated Mikey Batts & Jerelle Clark
PPV:
– Elix Skipper defeated Petey Williams (with Coach D’Amore)
– BG James & Jeff Hammond (with Ron Killings & Konnan) defeated Michael Shane & Kazarian
– Raven defeated Dustin Rhodes
– America’s Most Wanted (Chris Harris & James Storm) defeated Kid Kash & Lance Hoyt to retain the NWA Tag Team Titles
– Abyss defeated Jeff Hardy in a Full Metal Mayhem Match
– Diamond Dallas Page & Monty Brown defeated Team Canada (Robert Roode & Eric Young) (with Coach D’Amore & Johnny Devine)
– AJ Styles defeated Christopher Daniels in an 30-minute Iron Man Match to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– Jeff Jarrett defeated Kevin Nash to retain the NWA World Title

In 2011, TNA Against All Odds was held in Orlando, Florida

– Robbie E (with Cookie) defeated Max Buck & Jeremy Buck in a 3-Way Match by forfeit (The Buck’s plane had been grounded due to bad weather so they couldn’t make the event)
– Kazarian defeated Robbie E (with Cookie)  to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– Beer Money Inc. & Scott Steiner defeated Immortal (Rob Terry, Gunner, & Murphy)
– Samoa Joe (with Okato) defeated D’Angelo Dinero
– Madison Rayne defeated Mickie James in a Last Knockout Standing Match to retain the TNA Knockouts Title
– Rob Van Dam defeated Matt Hardy
– Bully Ray defeated Brother Devon in a Street Fight
– Jeff Jarrett (with Karen Angle) defeated Kurt Angle. Angle is forced to give ex-wife Karen away at her upcoming wedding to Jarrett
– Jeff Hardy defeated Mr Anderson in a Ladder Match to win the TNA World Title

Title Changes

1973 – Dennis Stamp & Bull Bullinski defeated Chati Yokouchi & Yasu Fuji to win the TSW United States Tag Team Titles

1994 – “Dirty White Boy” Tony Anthony defeated Brian Lee to win the Smoky Mountain Heavyweight Title in Knoxville, Tennessee

1997 – on Raw, Rocky Maivia defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley to win the WWF Intercontinental Title and Shawn Michaels vacated the WWF Title due to injury

1999 – Hayabusa & Jinsei Shinzaki defeated Tamon Honda & Jun Izumida to win the AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles

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

2000 – on Heat, Essa Rios defeated Gillberg to win the WWF Light Heavyweight Title

2001 – Shelton Benjamin & Brock Lesnar defeated BJ Payne & Damien to win the Ohio Valley Southern Heavyweight Tag Team Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to Puerto Rican star El Chicano (34), former NWA star and WWF broadcaster Angelo Mosca (77), former JCP valet Baby Doll (52), Japanese regular Daisuke Ikeda (46), one-time WWWF Tag Team Champion ‘Yukon’ Pierre Lafleur (75) & 2-time AJPW All Asia Tag Champion Akio Sato (61)



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