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Posted On 02/24/2014 By In Columns With 13 Views

Today In Wrestling History – February 24th

Trivia

2008 – WWE officially signed Colin Delaney, who had previously made a few appearances for the ECW brand

2009 – WWE announced that Wrestlemania 26 would take place in Phoenix, Arizona at the University of Phoenix Stadium

2011 – WWE signed the former Mexican star Mistico, whom would be christened Sin Cara on the Smackdown brand

2011 – The USA Network announced that Steve Austin, Bill DeMott, Booker T, & Trish Stratus had signed to become trainers for the resurrected Tough Enough series

2012 – Lucha star Charly Manson was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in the assault on 2 police officers in 2011

2014 – WWE launches the WWE Network

Events

In 1991, WCW WrestleWar, held at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in Phoenix, Arizona, was the 1st WCW PPV since it’s split from the NWA & the introduction of its own titles:

Dark Match:
Ultraman (Damien 666), & Eddie Guerrero defeated Rudy Boy Gonzales & Huichol
PPV:
– The Junkyard Dog, Ricky Morton & Tommy Rich defeated The State Patrol (Lt James Earl Wright & Sgt Buddy Lee Parker) & Big Cat to retain the WCW Six-Man Tag Team Titles
Bobby Eaton defeated Brad Armstrong
Itsuki Yamazaki & Mami Kitamura defeated Miki Handa & Miss A
–  Dustin Rhodes defeated Buddy Landel
–  The Southern Boys (Steve Armstrong & Tracey Smothers) defeated The Royal Family (Jack Victory & Rip Morgan)
– Terrence Taylor defeated Tom Zenk in a No-DQ Match
Stan Hansen fought Big Van Vader to double DQ
– Lex Luger defeated Dan Spivey to retain the WCW United States Title
– The Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes) defeated Doom (Ron Simmons & Butch Reed) to win the WCW World Tag Team Titles
– The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Barry Windham & Sid Vicious) & Larry Zbyszko (with Arn Anderson) defeated Sting, Brian Pillman & The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott) in a War Games Match

In 2002, All Japan Pro Wrestling held an untitled PPV event in Tokyo, Japan:

– Steve Williams & Mike Rotunda defeated Tomoaki Honma & Shigeo Okumura
– Mike Barton, Jim Steele & George Hines defeated Yoji Anjoh, Arashi & Nobutaka Araya
– Taiyo Kea defeated Mitsuya Nagai
– Genichiro Tenryu defeated Satoshi Kojima
– Toshiaki Kawada defeated Keiji Mutoh to win the AJPW Triple Crown Title

In 2002, WWA The Revolution was held at the Aladdin Casino Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada:

Nova defeated Low Ki, Shark Boy, Christopher Daniels, & Tony Mamaluke in a Battle Royale
– Allan Funk defeated Reno
– Kronik (Brian Adams & Brian Clark) defeated Native Blood (Ghost Walker & The Navajo Warrior)
– Scott Steiner (with Midajah) defeated Disco Inferno
– Eddie Guerrero defeated Psicosis & Juventud Guerrera in a 3-Way Match to win the WWA International Cruiserweight Title
– Devon Storm defeated Sabu (with Bill Alfonso) in a No-DQ Match
– Rick Steiner & “The Cat” Ernest Miller defeated The West Hollywood Blondes (Lenny Lane & Lodi)
– Jeff Jarrett defeated Brian Christopher to retain the WWA Heavyweight Title

Title Changes

1987 – Sir Oliver Humperdink defeated Bad News Allen to win the Florida Heavyweight Title in Tampa, Florida

1992 – Koko B Ware defeated Kamala to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title

1995 – Dan Severn defeated Chris Candido to win the NWA World Title. His reign would last over 4 years, a feat rarely heard of in modern times

1997 – Syxx (Sean Waltman) defeats Dean Malenko to win the WCW Cruiserweight Title on Monday Nitro in San Francisco, California

2007 – The Briscoe Brothers (Jay & Mark) defeated Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal to win the ROH Tag Team Titles

2011 – Sting defeated Jeff Hardy to win the TNA World Title it would air on March 3d, 2011 episode of TNA Impact Wrestling

Birthdays

Happy birthday to current WWE developmental talent Corey Graves (30), & 3-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion Shinsuke Nakamura (33)

Also, today would have been the birthday of 4-time All Asia Heavyweight Champion Kintaro Ohki (85)