Today In Wrestling History – February 27th



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Trivia

2008 – Danny Jacobs, the 22 year old who was allegedly racing Hulk Hogan’s son Nick right before the August 2007 car crash that left Hogan’s close friend John Graziano badly injured, plead no contest to charges of reckless driving today in court in Clearwater, Florida.  Judge Robert Dittmer sentenced  Jacobs to 90 days of probation, ordered him to complete 25 hours of community service, suspended his driver’s license for 90 days & fined him $500

2011 – WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper was cast to provide the voice of bounty hunter Bolphunga in the DC Comics animated film “Green Lantern – Emerald Knights.” The film was released in June 2011

Events

In 1967, The WWWF held an event at Madison Square Garden, in New York City, New York:
- Tony Nero defeated Miguel Perez
- Bobo Brazil, Arman Hussein & Antonio Pugliese defeated Luke Graham, Bill Miller & Baron Mikel Scicluna
- Spiros Arion defeated Bull Ortega
- Louis Cerdan defeated Angelo Savoldi (subbing for The Sheik)
- Ox Baker defeated Tank Morgan
- Lou Albano defeated Ricky Sexton
- Gorilla Monsoon defeated WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Bruno Sammartino via countout

In 2000, WWF No Way Out was held at the Hartford Civic Center, in Hartford, Connecticut:

Sunday Night Heat:
– Headbanger Mosh (with Thrasher) defeated Essa Rios (with Lita) via DQ (Rios retains the WWF Light Heavyweight Title)
– Ivory & Mideon defeated Jacqueline & Funaki in a mixed tag team match
PPV:
– Kurt Angle defeated Chris Jericho (with Chyna) to win the WWF Intercontinental Title
– The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von) defeated The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg & Billy Gunn) to win the WWF Tag Team Titles
– Mark Henry (with Mae Young) defeated Viscera
– Edge & Christian defeated The Hardy Boyz (Matt & Jeff) (with Terri Runnels)
– Taz defeated The Big Bossman (with Prince Albert) via DQ
– X-Pac (with Tori) defeated Kane (with Paul Bearer) in a No Holds Barred Match
– Too Cool (Rikishi, Scotty 2 Hotty, & Grand Master Sexay) defeated The Radicalz (Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, & Perry Saturn) (with Eddie Guerrero) in a 6-man tag team match
– The Big Show defeated The Rock
– Triple H (with Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley) defeated Cactus Jack in a Hell In A Cell Match to retain the WWF Title

Title Changes

1940 – Joe Cox defeated Yvon Robert to win the Montreal World Heavyweight Title in Montreal, Quebec

1958 – Jim Hady defeated Dick Torio to win the Midwest Wrestling AssociationJunior Heavyweight Title in Columbus, Ohio

1958 – Albert & Enrique Torres defeated Casey & Danny McShain to win the NWA Texas Tag Team Title in Galveston, Texas

1964 – The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello & Roy Heffernan) defeated Edouard Carpentier & Ernie Ladd to win the World Wrestling Association World Tag Team Title in Bakersfield, California

1969 – Bill & Joe Sky defeated The Mighty Yankees (Frank Morrell & Eddie Sullivan) to win the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Title in Lexington, Kentucky

1970 – Abdullah the Butcher defeated Billy Robinson to win the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title in Calgary, Alberta

1973 – The Super Infernos win a tournament final for the vacant NWA Macon Tag Team Title in Macon, Georgia

1976 – Chavo & Gory Guerrero defeated Senor X & Karl Von Brauner to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Title

1981 – Gino Hernandez defeated Chavo Guerrero to win the NWA International Junior Heavyweight Title in Houston, Texas

1984 – Danny Davis & Hubert Gallant defeated Bruce Hart & Davey Boy Smith to win the Stampede International Tag Team Title in Vancouver, British Columbia

1985 – Dory Funk Jr. defeated Carlos Colon to win both the International Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Title & the World Wrestling Council’s Universal Heavyweight Title in Bangor, Maine

1997 – The American Kickboxer defeated Tarek the Great to win the IWA Mid-South Lightweight Title in Louisville, Kentucky

2000 – Kenta Kobashi defeated Vader to win the AJPW Triple Crown Title

2001 – Rico Constantino defeated Nick Dinsmore to win the OVW Heavyweight Title in Louisville, Kentucky

2005 – Glamour Boy Shane defeated Ricky Banderas to win the held-up IWA World Heavyweight Title in Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Birthdays

Happy birthday to current IWGP Tag Team Champion Vance Archer (37)

Also, today would have been the birthday of 1-time World Heavyweight Champion Earl Caddock (126), & NWA-era star Swede Hanson (81)

In Memoriam

On this day in 1958, Former World Heavyweight Champion Dean Detton passes away at age 49. Detton won the World title in a tournament final over Ed “Strangler” Lewis in 1936, which he held for 9 months until losing to Bronko Nagurski



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