Today In Wrestling History – February 9th



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Trivia

2007 – WWE named Michael Sileck the new Chief Operating Officer

2008 – WWE signed Angela Fong, who appeared on the main roster as Savannah

2009 – World Wrestling Entertainment signed 2nd generation talent Tavita Fifita, the son of former WWF & WCW star Haku.  He would make it to the main roster as Camacho

2010 – World Wrestling Entertainment held a media event in Tokyo, Japan where Antonio Inoki announced he was officially accepting their invitation to go into the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame class and would be attending the company’s Wrestlemania 26 weekend festivities

2011 – WWE announced Wrestlemania 28 would be held in Miami, Florida on April 1st, 2012

Events

In 1985, WWF held a unique show at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland.  The entire show was made up of five tag team matches, followed by a tag team battle royale with all of the teams that had competed on the show:
- Jimmy Snuka & Blackjack Mulligan defeated Brutus Beefcake & Johnny Valiant
- Magnificent Muraco & Mr. Fuji defeated SD Jones & George Wells
- Hulk Hogan & Hillbilly Jim defeated Moondog Rex & Moondog Spot
- The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo in a non-title match
- Roddy Piper & Cowboy Bob Orton defeated Jack & Jerry Brisco
- Hulk Hogan & Hillbilly Jim won a 10-team battle royal

Title Changes

1953 – Mars Bennett defeated Betty Hawkins to win the NWA Florida Women’s Title in Tampa, Florida

1982 – The Midnight Rider (the suspended Dusty Rhodes under a mask) defeated Ric Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.However, after the match, NWA President Bob Geigel demanded that the Midnight Rider unmask. If Rhodes revealed it was him under the mask, he would have been banned for life, so he refused, and instead gave up the NWA Championship, which was returned to Flair in Tampa, Florida

1998 – on Nitro, The Steiner Brothers (Scott & Rick) defeated The Outsiders (Kevin Nash & Scott Hall) to win the WCW Tag Team Titles

2002 – Orlando Jordan defeated The Bruiser to win the Maryland Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to former WWF & WCW Women’s Champion Debra “Madusa” Miceli (50), former WWE Diva Shelley ‘Ariel’ Martinez (34) and one-time ZERO-1 Champion Daisuke Sekimoto (33)

 



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