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1876 - William Muldoon defeats American Collar-and-Elbow Champion James Owens in Boston, Massachusetts, but Owens continued to claim the title.
1938 - Octavio Gaona defeats Black Guzman in a tournament final for the Mexican National Middleweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico.
1958 - Lee Fields and Lester Welch defeat The Corsicans (Jean and Joe) in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to win the Mid-America NWA World Tag Team Title, ending The Corsicans' fourth reign.
1958 - Leon Graham defeats Ed Francis for the Ohio Heavyweight and NWA Eastern States Heavyweight Titles in Columbus, Ohio.
1962 - Ralph McClure ends Curly Gagnon's second Madison Wrestling Club Middleweight Title reign in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
1964 - Hard Boiled Haggerty defeats Neff Maivia to win the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title in Honolulu, Hawaii, ending Maivia's third reign.
1965 - The Sheik defeats Johnny Valentine for the Detroit NWA United States Heavyweight Title in Detroit, Michigan.
1966 - Alberto Muaoz defeats Huracan Ramirez to win the Mexican National Welterweight Title in Guadalajara, Mexico. Muaoz would vacated the title after winning the Mexican National Middleweight Title on October 20, 1968 from Humberto Garza.
1967 - Don Jardine and Dutch Savage win the Vancouver NWA World Tag Team Title for the second time, defeating Chris and John Tolos in Vancouver, British Columbia.
1967 - Professor Ito and Tojo Yamamoto defeat Jackie Fargo and Herb Welch for the Mid-America NWA World Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee, to begin their second reign.
1968 - Bobby Fields wins his seventh NWA Louisiana Heavyweight Title in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, defeating Frank Dalton.
1970 - Abdullah the Butcher defeats Billy Robinson for the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title in Calgary, Alberta.
1971 - The WWWF held an event at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The results:
- Little Joey and Frenchy LaMont defeated Little Brutus and Sky Low Low.
- Blackjack Mulligan defeated Manuel Soto.
- WWWF World Heavyweight Champion Ivan Koloff defeated Jean Dubois.
- Bulldog Brower defeated Tony Marino.
- WWWF United States Heavyweight Champion Pedro Morales defeated The Wolfman.
- Bruno Sammartino and Chief Jay Strongbow defeated WWWF International Tag Team Champions The Mongols (Bepo and Geto).
1971 - Frankie Laine wins the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title from Ripper Collins in Honolulu, Hawaii, ending Collins' seventh reign.
1973 - Buddy Colt defeats Mark Lewin in Tampa, Florida for the Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title, beginning his fourth reign.
1976 - Karl Von Schotz defeats Frankie Laine to win the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title in Calgary, Alberta, ending Laine's second reign.
1977 - Bobo Brazil defeats The Sheik in Toronto, Ontario for the Toronto NWA United States Heavyweight Title, ending Sheik's third reign.
1978 - Victoria Fujimi and Nancy Kumi defeat Mariko Akagi and Chino Sato for the vacant WWWA World Tag Team Title in Osaka, Japan. The title was vacated after Kumi, who then held the title with Jackie Sato, won the WWWA World Singles Title from Maki Ueda on November 1.
1982 - The WWF held an event at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. 15,386 fans attended the show. The results were:
- Rick McGraw and Steve Travis defeated Jose Estrada and Johnny Rodz.
- Laurent Soucie defeated Charlie Fulton.
- Adrian Adonis defeated Dominic DeNucci.
- Tony Atlas defeated Killer Khan.
- Tony Garea, Rick Martel and Pat Patterson defeated Lou Albano and WWF Tag Team Champions Mr. Fuji and Mr. Saito.
- Greg Valentine defeated WWF Intercontinental Champion Pedro Morales by disqualification.
- WWF Heavyweight Champion Bob Backlund defeated Jesse Ventura.
1982 - The Mongolian Stomper defeats Carlos ColÃ³n for the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title in BayamÃ³n, Puerto Rico, ending his seventh reign.
1983 - The Fabulous Ones (Steve Keirn and Stan Lane) are awarded their third AWA Southern Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee, after the title was stripped from The Sheepherders (Jonathan Boyd and Luke Williams), after Williams missed several scheduled title defenses.
1984 - Iceman King Parsons defeats The Super Destroyer (Scott Irwin) to win the World Class Television Title in Fort Worth, Texas. This began and ended each man's second reign.
1984 - Black Bart and Ron Bass defeat Mike Davis and Mike Rotundo for the Florida NWA United States Tag Team Title in West Palm Beach, Florida.
1984 - The Pretty Young Things (Norvell Austin and Sweet Brown Sugar) defeat The Zambuie Express (Elijah Akeem and Kareem Muhammad) for the AWA Southern Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee.
1984 - David Morgan defeats Ken Lucas to win the Southeast NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Title.
1986 - Shiro Koshinaka defeats The Cobra in a tournament final in Tokyo, Japan to become the first-ever IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion.
1988 - The WWF held a matinee event at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. 15,534 fans attended the show. The WWF also held an evening event with the same results at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before 13,112 fans. The results were:
- Lanny Poffo pinned Terry Gibbs.
- The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers (Jacques and Raymond) defeated Steve Lombardi and Barry Horowitz, when Raymond pinned Horowitz.
- Sam Houston pinned Iron Mike Sharpe.
- WWF Women's Champion Sensational Sherri pinned Rockin' Robin.
- Bam Bam Bigelow (with Sir Oliver Humperdink) and Hulk Hogan defeated Andre the Giant and WWF Champion Ted DiBiase (with Virgil). DiBiase wore the belt to the ring and was introduced as the new WWF Champion as a result of the match on the previous night in Indianapolis, Indiana on The Main Event.
- Dino Bravo (with Frenchy Martin) vs. Ricky Steamboat ended in a double-countout.
- Danny Davis pinned Brady Boone.
- One Man Gang (with Slick) pinned George Steele.
- The Islanders (Haku and Tama) defeated The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith and the Dynamite Kid) by disqualification.
1988 - Super Black Ninja (Keiji Muto) defeats Invader I for the WWC Television Title in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, ending Invader I's third reign. At the same event, Bobby Jaggers and Dan Kroffat (Phil LaFon) defeat Chris and Mark Youngblood to win the WWC Caribbean Tag Team Title.
1988 - Bob Brown and The Cuban Assassin defeat Rick Patterson and Stevie Ray in a tournament final to win the vacant NWA Central States Tag Team Title in St. Joseph, Missouri. The title was vacated by The Montana Cowboys (Mike Stone and Rick Patterson) in January, when Stone left the promotion.
1990 - WCW held Clash of the Champions X: Texas Shootout at the Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi, Texas. The show aired live on TBS, earning a 4.5 rating. Clash of the Champions X set up the February 25 WrestleWar pay-per-view. The results were:
- Steve Williams pinned The Samoan Savage.
- Flyin' Brian and Z-Man defeated The MOD Squad (Basher and Spike), when Zenk pinned Basher.
- Mil MÃ¡scaras pinned Cactus Jack with a flying bodypress.
- Norman the Lunatic pinned Kevin Sullivan in a Falls Count Anywhere match, behind closed doors in the women's bathroom.
- The Skyscrapers (Mark Callous and Dan Spivey) defeated The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) by disqualification, when the Warriors brought a chair into the ring.
- NWA World Tag Team Champions The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) defeated Doom in a Title vs. Masks match to retain the titles. Doom was unmasked as Butch Reed and Ron Simmons.
- The Horsemen (Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson and Ric Flair) defeat Gary Hart International (The Dragonmaster, The Great Muta and Buzz Sawyer) (with Gary Hart)) in a Steel Cage match, when Arn Anderson pinned The Dragonmaster after a DDT. Sting was originally scheduled to be in the match but was kicked out of the Horsemen earlier in the night and replaced with Ole Anderson. During the match, Sting ran to the ring and tried to climb into the cage, but during the ensuing brawl, Sting blew out his knee.
1990 - Dave Finlay defeats Tony St. Clair for the British Heavyweight Title in Croydon, England, ending St. Clair's third reign.
1990 - Giant Haystacks defeats Pat Roach to win the European Heavyweight Title in Llamtrinsant, England.
1990 - Robert Fuller and Brian Lee win the USWA Tag Team Title for the second time, defeating The Southern Rockers (Steve Doll and Rex King) in Louisville, Kentucky.
1993 - The WWF held an event at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The results:
- Tito Santana defeated Skinner.
- Jim Brunzell defeated The Predator.
- Terry Taylor defeated Jim Powers.
- Tatanka defeated Damien Demento.
- Razor Ramon defeated Mr. Perfect by countout.
- The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) defeated The Beverly Brothers (Beau and Blake).
- Kamala defeated Kimchee.
- Yokozuna defeated Randy Savage.
- Bob Backlund defeated WWF Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels by countout.
1995 - Hideki Hosaka defeats Ricky Fuji for the FMW Independent World Junior Heavyweight Title in Okazaki, Japan.
1995 - Jerry Lawler defeats Sid Vicious to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title in Memphis, Tennessee, beginning his 20th reign.
1997 - Mariko Yoshida defeats Lady Apache for the CMLL World Women's Title in Tokyo, Japan. Yoshida was stripped of the title by CMLL in February 1999 due to lack of defenses.
1998 - Karloff Lagarde, Jr. defeats Mascara Magica to win the CMLL World Welterweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico, ending Magica's second reign.
1998 - The Sickness (Adorable Anthony and Twiggy Ramirez) defeat The Blood Angels (Lucifer Grimm and Diablos Macabre) for the Jersey All-Pro Wrestling Tag Team Title in Bayonne, New Jersey.
1998 - Caveman Broda defeats Bobby Collins for the Canadian Wrestling Federation Light Heavyweight Title, ending Collins' third reign.
1999 - The Tennessee Volunteerz (Steven Dunn and Reno Riggins) defeat The Australians (Bill Dundee and Ashley Hudson) to win the held-up NWA North American Tag Team Title in Nashville, Tennessee. The titles had been held up after their match the previous night in Nashville. This began the Volunteerz' second reign.
1999 - Kevin Knight defeats Ric Ratchett in a tournament final in Holmdel, New Jersey to become the first NWA New Jersey Junior Heavyweight Champion.
1999 - The Scufflin' Hillbillies (Maynard R. Neck and Big Chuck Wagon) defeat Bobo Brown and Pete Christie in Burton, Michigan to win the NWA Michigan Tag Team Title.
2001 - The WWF tapes the February 8 edition of SmackDown! and February 11 Sunday Night Heat at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, South Carolina. The results were:
Sunday Night Heat:
- Haku (with Rikishi) pinned Scotty 2 Hotty (with Grandmaster Sexay) with the Tongan Death Grip.
- Albert pinned Crash Holly (with Molly Holly) after the Baldo Bomb.
- The Undertaker and Kane defeated Kaientai (Funaki and Taka Michinoku), when Kane got the pin after both he and Undertaker powerbombed Kaientai.
- WWF Champion Kurt Angle pinned Essa Rios after the Olympic Slam.
- Chris Benoit and Perry Saturn (with Terri) defeated The Hardy Boyz (Matt and Jeff (with Lita)), when Benoit made Jeff submit with the Crippler Crossface.
- Rikishi (with Haku) pinned Al Snow with a sitdown splash.
- Edge and Christian defeated WWF Tag Team Champions The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von) by disqualification, when The Undertaker and Kane came out, and Undertaker prevented Edge from pinning Bubba Ray and then chokeslammed him.
- Hardcore Holly (with Molly Holly) pinned WWF Hardcore Champion Raven to win the title, after Molly prevented the masked ninja woman (Tori) from interfering, ending Raven's fourth reign and beginning Holly's fourth. Soon after, Raven pinned Holly to regain the title after the woman entered the ring and broke a 2x4 across Holly's back. This began Raven's fifth reign.
- The Right to Censor (Bull Buchanan, The Goodfather, WWF Women's Champion Ivory and Steven Richards) defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Faarooq), Jacqueline and The Kat, when Ivory pinned The Kat with her feet on the ropes.
- Triple H (with Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley) pinned WWF Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho after the Pedigree.
- The Rock pinned Big Show after a Rock Bottom on a steel chair. With the win, Rock earned a WWF Title match at February 25's No Way Out.
2002 - Doug Basham and Damaja defeat The Lords of the Ring (Rob Conway and Nick Dinsmore) for the OVW Southern Tag Team Title in Jeffersonville, Indiana, ending Conway and Dinsmore's eighth reign.
2002 - Super Uchuu Power defeats MIKAMI to win the Dramatic Dream Team KO-D Openweight Title in Tokyo, Japan.
2004 - Crazy J and Lotus defeat T.J. Dalton and J.T. Starr for the Heartland Wrestling Association Tag Team Title in Cincinnati, Ohio, ending Dalton and Starr's second reign.
2006 - WWE held a live RAW at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. RAW featured the first round of the Road to WrestleMania tournament decide who would receive a WWE Title match at WrestleMania 22. The results:
- In a dark match featuring talent from Deep South Wrestling, Tony Santarelli and Mike Taylor defeated Team Elite (Mike Knox and Derrick Neikirk).
- Goldust pinned Lance Cade after Shattered Dreams.
- Chavo Guerrero pinned Johnny Parisi with the frog splash.
- Val Venis and Viscera defeated The Heart Throbs (Romeo and Antonio) and Snitsky and Tyson Tomko in an elimination match to earn a future World Tag Team Title match.
- In a Road to WrestleMania Tournament quarterfinal, Chris Masters pinned World Tag Team Champion Kane, by blocking a takedown and grabbing the ropes.
- Ashley pinned Mickie James with a roll-up after Mickie accidentally hit guest referee Trish Stratus when Ashley moved out of the way.
- In a Road to WrestleMania Tournament quarterfinal, Triple H pinned WWE Intercontinental Champion Ric Flair with the Pedigree.
- In a Road to WrestleMania Tournament quarterfinal, World Tag Team Champion Big Show pinned Shelton Benjamin (subbing for Shawn Michaels) after the chokeslam.
- In a Road to WrestleMania Tournament quarterfinal, Rob Van Dam pinned Carlito after the Five-Star Frog Splash.
- WWE Champion John Cena and Maria defeated Edge and Lita, when Maria pinned Lita after Edge accidentally speared Lita. With the win, Cena was allowed to pick the guest referee for his and Edge's WWE Title match the next week, Mick Foley.
- In a dark match after the show, WWE Champion John Cena pinned Edge after the FU, after Mick Foley stopped Edge from using a chair.
2006 - Shiori Asahi and Makoto Oishi defeat KAZMA and Kengo Mashino for the Kaientai Dojo Strongest-K Tag Team Title in Tokyo, Japan.
2007 - WWE held a live edition of ECW and taped the February 9 edition of Friday Night SmackDown! at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska. The results:
- Chuck Palumbo defeated Shannon Moore.
- Chavo Guerrero defeated Johnny Dyson.
- Kevin Thorn (with Ariel) pinned Tommy Dreamer with a clothesline which knocked Dreamer over guest referee Matt Striker.
- ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley pinned Hardcore Holly after the powerslam.
- Marcus Cor Von defeated Balls Mahoney by knockout with a Cobra Clutch armbreaker.
- Elijah Burke pinned Rob Van Dam after a low blow.
- The Undertaker pinned The Miz with the Tombstone piledriver. After the match, Taker powerbombed Miz through the announce table.
- Deuce 'n Domino (with Cherry) defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Paul London and Brian Kendrick (with Ashley).
- Joey Mercury pinned Matt Hardy.
- Finlay pinned The Boogeyman.
- Daivari pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms.
- World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned Mr. Kennedy with the Batista Bomb.
2008 - World Wrestling Entertainment signed 2007 Diva Search contestant Taryn Terrell, who would debut as Tiffany on the main roster.
2008 - The Scarborough Evening News in Great Britain featured an article on a man accused of claiming to be Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in order to receive gifts from The Manchester Football club. Wayne Scott, 35, is charged with three counts of fraud, two counts of malicious communication and one count of failing to surrender to police
2009 - Ring of Honor ran Coral Springs, FL. Richard Trionfo filed the following live report:
Ring of Honor returned to Florida for their first show since Wrestlemania weekend. While there were shows that were scheduled for October, but they were moved to this weekend. Here are the results:
On the Pre Show:
Match Number One: Alex “Sugar Foot” Payne defeated Chris Escobar
Escobar controlled the early part of the match but after escaping a belly-to-belly suplex, Payne took over in the match and got a few near falls. After Escobar tries for an arm bar submission, Payne gets the three count with a rollup.
Match Number Two: The British Lions (Tommy Taylor and Chris Gray) defeated The Heartbreak Express (Sean and Phil Davis)
The Heartbreak Express take advantage of an attack before the bell rings to isolate Gray but Taylor is able to get back into the match and the Lions work over the Davises. Sean tries to get involved from the apron to give the Express the advantage. Sean uses his size advantage against Gray. After Sean Davis gets a near fall, all four men get into the ring and Taylor and Gray get Sean out of the ring and they pin Phil with a sunset flip.
The Main Show
Match Number One: Brad Attitude defeated Shawn Osborne
Attitude works on the arm at the start of the match and then he gets a number of near falls after a springboard somersault splash. Osborne works on Attitude’s ribs to try to slow him down. Osborne uses the ropes for an assist when he puts Attitude in an abdominal stretch. Attitude is able to counter a power slam attempt with the Attitude Adjustment (not the one that John Cena currently uses).
Match Number Two: Bison Smith defeated Sal Rinauro
Smith starts off the match with a forearm that staggers Rinauro and Sal tries to respond with forearms of his own but they have no effect on Smith. Rinauro is unable to counter Smith’s size advantage and when Rinauro tries to use his speed advantage he is met with a clothesline and then Smith gets the three count with a claw choke slam.
Match Number Three: Roderick Strong, Erick Stevens, and Bobby Dempsey defeat Kenny King, Chasyn Rance, and Rhett Titus
Strong, Stevens, and Dempsey work over King and Rance. The match moves to the floor and Rance tries to slow down Strong by sending him into the apron. Titus, Rance, and King triple team Stevens and then they get a few near falls. They keep Stevens from making the tag. Stevens eventually tags in Dempsey and Dempsey gets a near fall after a power slam. All six men are in the ring but Strong and Stevens take care of Titus and King as they go to the floor, leaving Dempsey and Rance in the ring. Dempsey hits a cannonball into the corner followed by a Death Valley Driver for the three count.
Match Number Four: Austin Aries defeats Necro Butcher
Aries starts off the match trying to avoid Necro. When they do finally make contact, Necro works on Aries’ arm. Necro tries to take the match to the floor, but whenever Necro sends Aries outside the ring, Aries returns and it frustrates Necro. Once they make it to the floor, Necro uses the guardrails and ring post to try to wear down Aries. Aries is able to take control once they return to the ring. After hitting the pendulum elbow, Aries goes up top and he tries for the Ram Jam but he misses it when Necro moves. Necro tries to send Aries through the table at ringside, but Jimmy Jacobs and Delirious come to the ring and Delirious hits Necro with a chair which allows him to hit the running drop kick into the corner followed by a brainbuster for the three count.
Match Number Five: Bryan Danielson and Jerry Lynn defeat Delirious and Jimmy Jacobs
When the bell rings, Delirious does not do his usual freaking out and running around the ring because Jacobs holds Delirious’ tassels. Jacobs shows no respect to Danielson by spitting in his face but before Danielson can respond, Jacobs tags in Delirious. Lynn and Danielson work on Delirious’ arm. Danielson sets up for a surfboard on Delirious and Jacobs tries to interfere but Lynn stops him and we see a double surfboard. Lynn and Danielson continue to work over Delirious and Jacobs until Jacobs is able to hit a spear on Lynn. After a Hart Attack on Jacobs, Danielson puts him in Cattle Mutilation and then he connects with a few elbow strikes to the head. Jacobs puts Danielson in the End Time but Danielson gets to the ropes. Jacobs accidentally spears Delirious and that allows Danielson to hit Cattle Mutilation to get the victory.
It was time for Intermission.
Match Number Six: Nigel McGuinness defeated Brent Albright in a non-title match
Before the match starts, Nigel gets on the mic and he wants everyone in the building to keep it down while he shows everyone what a real man looks like.
Albright works on Nigel’s arm but Nigel makes his way into the ropes. Nigel and Brent go in and out of the ring and Nigel thinks the he has outsmarted Albright, but Brent is behind Nigel. Nigel sends Albright into the guardrails and then he starts to work on Albright’s arm. Albright returns to the arm bar and hits a German suplex followed by an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Nigel goes to the floor one more time but Albright hits a cross body from the top turnbuckle. Nigel accidentally clotheslines the ring post and Albright returns to the Fujiwara arm bar. Nigel hits the Tower of London but he can only get a two count. After working on Albright’s arm, Nigel with another Tower of London to the floor. Nigel uses the tights to get extra leverage on the rollup.
Match Number Seven: Kevin Steen and El Generico defeated the Dark City Fight Club (Jon Davis and Kory Chavis) in a non-title match
The Dark City Fight Club attack Steen and Generico during their entrance. Steen and Generico work over Chavis and Steen hits a somersault leg drop after a drop toe hold from Generico. They follow that with a double senton for a near fall. Steen tags in but Davis came from the floor and pulls Steen off the apron and throws Steen into the guardrails. Davis works over Steen and hits a delayed vertical suplex and then the Dark City Fight Club make quick tags to stay fresh while working over Steen. Generico tags in and he works over Chavis and Davis. Generico hits a frog splash and Chavis makes the save. Chavis hits a lung blower followed by Total Elimination but they can only get a two count. Steen breaks up the neckbreaker and powerbomb combination. Chavis and Davis bump into each other and then Steen hits the Package Piledriver on Chavis and then Generico gets the three count after a brainbuster.
Match Number Eight: Tyler Black defeated Davey Richards (with Larry Sweeney) Black is hesitant to shake Richards’ hand during the match because of what Richards has done before. Black works on the arm and Richards is able to gain control after a knee to the midsection. Richards tries to work on Black’s back and ribs and puts Black in a body scissors. Sweeney trips Black as he comes off the ropes and the referee sends Sweeney to the back despite protests from Sweeney and Richards. Black tries for a suicide dive, but Richards with a kick to the head. Black sends Richards to the floor and then Black hits a somersault plancha. Black tries for the springboard clothesline from the apron but Richards counters with a drop kick. Black goes up top and Richards crotches him. After a number of failed attempts to superplex Black, Richards hits a super German suplex. After a number of near falls by Richards, Black is able to get the three count after a spin kick.
2009 - WWE Raw ran Vancouver, British Columbua. Darren Blakeborough filed the following results:
CM Punk defeated Steven Regal to defend the Intercontinental Championship.
The Miz and Morrison defended the Tag Titles against Charlie "Hitman" Haus and Goldust.
Mark Henry beat Tommy Dreamer.
Kofi Kingston and Rey Mysterio Jr defeated Kane and Mike Knox.
Finlay with Hornswoggle defeated Jack Swagger by DQ. Finlay then made the night for about 6 little boys by bringing them in the ring with Hornswoggle and letting them pose on the corner ropes and running the ring.
Beth Phoenix (with Santino) defeated Kelly Kelly. There were remarkably loud chants for Santino.
In a Triple Threat for the World Championship, John Cena defeated Randy Orton and Chris Jericho. Jericho came out first to a good response and then proceeded to relentlessly heel the crowd. The ladies LOVE Orton, and Cena was so over I was shocked. It was a fun and entertaining show! Oh yes, little kids worship Rey.
2010 - Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville, Kentucky, which for many years hosted Ohio Valley Wrestling events featuring WWE stars and developmental performers was shut down, effective immediately by parent company Six Flags. The park had been run at a loss for several years.
2010 - A heavy snowstorm in the Philadelphia area led to the cancellation of a planned ROH on HDNet taping.
2010 - The Human Tornado, who appeared for MTV's Wrestling Society X and was a regular in the California scene for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, among other companies, announced his retirement from professional wrestling with a brief statement on his facebook account, stating, "Human Tornado is officially retired."
2011 - WWE ran an event in Philadelphia. Rob MacGee filed the following results:
I attended the WWE Supershow yesterday in Philadelphia, PA prior to the Super Bowl. Here are the results:
*John Cena pinned CM Punk with the FU.
*Beth Phoenix & Natalya defeated Layla El & Kaitlyn from NXT Season 3. I guess Michelle McCool got off.
*Kane won a Battle Royal to earn an Intercontinental title shot against Kofi Kingston, dashing my hopes for Kofi vs. Hornswoggle. Most of the mid-card types were in this, most notably Drew McIntyre and Wade Barrett.
*Jack Swagger defeated Chris Masters.
*WWE champion The Miz defeated Randy Orton after Alex Riley got involved.
*Alberto Del Rio defeated Rey Mysterio. The Corre tried to get involved with Rey who fought them off.
*WWE Intercontinental champion Kofi Kingston defeated Kane.
*World champion Edge defeated Dolph Ziggler in a No DQ match.
2012 - Chris Hero reported to WWE developmental under his new ring name Kassius Ohno.
2012 - WWE announced Ron Simmons would be inducted into their Hall of Fame.
2012 - WWE broadcast Raw. Richard Trionfo filed the following TV report:
We begin with a look back at the moment when people expected to see John Laurinaitis sent packing, only to be interrupted by the gong and a man in a long jacket and long hair.
We are live from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and your announcers are Michael ‘If JR isn’t here, the man who should get the JR Treatment’ Cole and Jerry ‘If only there was a man named Thor on the Thunder’ Lawler.
We will have a Six Pack Challenge with the winner becoming the last person to enter the Elimination Chamber Match at the pay per view.
Before we can have any of that wrestling stuff on the show, it is time for Triple H to come out to address the return of the Undertaker.
Hunter wants to talk about why he was out here last week and he says that he was there to fire John Laurinaitis. Hunter says that he was here to wish him well in all of his future endeavors. Hunter says that he never got to it last week. Hunter says that he sees John Laurinaitis the man . . . as an exaggeration. He sees him as a lying, conniving, ass kissing weasel and those are his good qualities. Hunter says that he hopes that people will see that after John’s last minute plea to the Board of Directors. Hunter says that he was asked not to make a final decision until they can review things. They might be able to make a decision by tomorrow morning.
Now it is time to talk about the return of the Undertaker. He returned after not being seen since Wrestlemania. He had not been seen since he was carried . . . carried from the ring for the first time ever. He was carried to the back because he could not walk out under his own power.
Last week, the gong hit and Taker walked down the ramp. Hunter says that after twenty years in this business, there is no other person that he gets that feeling for. There is a rush up his spine and he gets butterflies when he sees the Undertaker come to the ring. He is in awe when he is in the ring with him. Hunter says that he is humbled to be in the same ring with Taker.
It was a lot like last year, but with the roles reversed. Taker pointed to the sign (and Hunter shows how to have the proper sign pointing pose). He wanted the rematch of rematches and for the epic to continue.
Hunter reminds us that he looked into the eyes of the Deadman and there was no rush up his spine or butterflies in his stomach. He was not in awe and he was not humbled. Hunter says that he looked the Undertaker in his eyes and he was sorry. He felt bad for the Undertaker.
Hunter says that he knows what he did to Taker last year and he chooses to remember the Undertaker in a different light. He wants to remember him in a certain way.
We have an Undertaker video package.
Hunter says that is the Undertaker, that is the Phenom, that is the Deadman. That is how he chooses to remember the Undertaker. He does not want to remember Taker like this, and we see a video package of Undertaker struggling to get to his feet.
Hunter reminds us that was from last year’s Wrestlemania. No one will compare to the Undertaker. The legacy of the 19-0 record and being the most dominant force in the WWE.
Hunter tells the Dead Man for that reason, if he is going to challenge Hunter at Wrestlemania, he has to say no. Hunter says that he was in the ring and he knows what he did to Taker. Taker would not let it lie and he would not die. Hunter says that if they do it again, he has to finish it and Taker knows it too.
Maybe that is what Taker wants him to do and put an end to Taker.
He says that everyone, even the Undertaker has limits. Hunter says that Taker saw his limits last year and Hunter will not be the person to push him past those limits. Hunter says this is over.
Hunter’s music stops before he leaves the ring. The lights go out and the crowd beams with anticipation.
The lights go back on and it is the Undertaker sitting on the stage with a video package playing. He says that this is not over. He will not let that image remain as his legacy. His victory means nothing and he wants what is his. He says that he will give Hunter one more chance at Immortality. It is not over.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see the footage of Big Show’s negligent behavior last month when he ran over AJ.
Match Number One: Daniel Bryan with AJ Lee versus Big Show in a Why Not Have This Match on the Brand the Wrestlers are on Match
Bryan goes into the ropes but Show punches Bryan around the ring. Show with a chop across the chest. Show with more punches to Bryan. Bryan kicks Show in the legs but Show with head butts. Show with a slam followed by an Irish whip. Show with a splash into the corner but Bryan with a drop kick to the knee when Show went for the running shoulder tackle.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Bryan has Show in a single leg crab but Show powers out of the hold. Show with clotheslines followed by a spear and both men are down but Show can only get a near fall. Show signals for the choke slam and he grabs Bryan but Bryan is able to counter with a guillotine choke. Show sends Bryan into the corner. Show misses a charge into the corner and Bryan works on the knee again.
Bryan with a round kick but Show kicks out at two. Bryan goes up top and then he goes to the apron. Show with a super kick and Bryan goes to the floor. Bryan says that he hurt his knee and AJ checks on him.
Bryan goes to the floor and AJ tries to stop him. Bryan was playing possum and he clips Show and then Show pushes Bryan towards AJ. Show charges at Bryan and Bryan moves out of the way. Show almost sends AJ into the steps.
Show goes back into the ring while Bryan walks AJ up the ramp because she is traumatized by what Show did.
Winner: Big Show by count out
After the match, Bryan wants to know what kind of giant freak he is. He wants to know what kind of man Show is. He proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that the first time he knocked over AJ it was on purpose. He could have pulled up then like he pulled him now. Bryan wants to know why Show has to torture an innocent woman like AJ. Bryan says that protecting the woman who loves him is more important than winning or losing any match. Regardless, at the Elimination Chamber, things will still be the same. He will still be Daniel Bryan, he will still be a vegan, and he will still be the World Heavyweight Champion.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at last week’s Raw when Carl Edwards was at the building to visit his Gillette Buddy John Cena. Carl tells John that he is going to be the honorary starter for the Daytona 500. John says that he will be there. John says that he hopes that Carl’s experience at Daytona will be like what he is going to do to Rock.
It is time to look at a video package for the Elimination Chamber.
We go to commercial.
We are back and David Otunga is in the ring and he has his sweater, bow tie, and travel mug. Otunga takes a sip and he says that as a Harvard Law Graduate, he has never had a boss as intelligent and insightful as John Laurinaitis. He says that he hopes the Board of Directors keep him as the Raw General Manager. Otunga wants everyone to pray with him and Otunga kills Tebowing for everyone.
Justin Roberts announces that David Otunga will be in a match.
Match Number Two: David Otunga versus Sheamus
Otunga tries to argue his way out of this but he tries for a kick that is blocked. Sheamus tries for the Celtic Cross and Otunga is now sweater free. Sheamus with a double sledge and now Sheamus with forearms across the chest. Sheamus with a short arm clothesline. Otunga holds on to the ropes and then he kicks Sheamus in the midsection and hits a DDT for a near fall.
Otunga with forearms to Sheamus followed by kicks. Otunga with a kick and punches. Otunga removes his shirt and then Sheamus almost removes his head with a Brogue Kick for the three count.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for Chris Jericho to come to the ring in his sparkly jacket.
We see footage from last week when Chris Jericho gave CM Punk a Codebreaker.
Chris says that the end of the world as you know it has arrived. With his reappearance on Raw, it spells the end of thievery and plagiarism of the charlatans who come back to Raw. He made everyone on Raw obsolete because everyone is a Chris Jericho wannabe. They are cheap copy of him, stealing his idea of thoughts. There is a locker room of Chris Jericho wannabes in the back and an arena of Chris Jericho wannabes in the crowd.
Chris says that he manipulated everyone without saying a word. He trolled everyone. The Miz is just like him. Jericho says that he did it first. He did things in the ring that no one saw before prior to Kofi Kingston. He was telling people to shut the hell up before R Truth. Chris says that he was doing what Dolph Ziggler did by walking to the ring with Stephanie McMahon.
CM Punk is the worst because he will say that he is the best in the world, when he is not. He is nothing but a Chris Jericho wannabe. Chris says that he is the best in the world at everything that he does. He doesn’t have to write it on the back of a t-shirt because he lives it. He breathes it. He did it when he became the first Undisputed Champion in WWE history. He did it by winning every title in the company. He did it by eliminating twenty-eight people at the Royal Rumble including the home town hero Randy Orton.
Chris vows to come back to claim everything that is his.
CM Punk’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Punk approaches blinky arms and he looks like he is going to say something and he drops the mic. Then he raises the title belt over his head and turns around. Jericho thinks about hitting Punk but Punk leaves the ring.
Jericho yells at Punk for not saying anything and he calls Punk a wannabe.
We go to commercial.
We are back and since Raw can have all six men in their Elimination Chamber Match, Smackdown will not be denied on the same show.
Match Number Three: Wade Barrett with the Barrett Blazer and Cody Rhodes versus Great Khali and Randy Orton
Orton and Rhodes start things off and Rhodes with punches but Orton with a back elbow. Orton with a slam followed by a boot to the chest and he tags in Khali. Khali questions the method that Orton used to tag him in. Khali with a punch to Barrett after tagging in and then Khali with a chop across the chest followed by a clothesline.
Khali tags in Orton with the same vigor that Orton did earlier. Orton gets a good laugh at the tag and then Barrett with a back heel kick followed by a swinging neck breaker for a near fall. Rhodes tags in and he punches Orton and kicks him. The referee pulls Rhodes out of the corner and then he knees Orton in the midsection.
Rhodes with punches but Orton punches back. Rhodes with a kick and standing drop kick for a near fall. Rhodes punches Orton and then he kicks him in the midsection again. Orton with punches and kicks to Rhodes. Orton with a belly-to-back suplex to Rhodes.
Orton looks at Khali and then he avoids a clothesline from Barrett and hits a power slam. Orton with punches and then he puts Rhodes on the apron and tries for the IEDDT and hits it. Orton gets into his corner and Khali tags Orton in and Orton is out of his trance. Rhodes tries for Beautiful Disaster but Khali with a chop to the head for the three count.
Winners: Great Khali and Randy Orton
After the match, Orton gets in Khali’s face and then Khali grabs Orton by the throat but Orton goes off the ropes and hits an RKO.
It is time to look at the sign for Wrestlemania and it is time to talk about the things going on between Rock and John Cena on Twitter.
We go to the John Cena video package.
We are back and it is time for more Twitter reading by Cole about Rock and John Cena.
We see footage of what John Cena did last week to Kane after Kane threatened Eve Torres.
We get comments from Beth Phoenix and she talks about how there is no competition in the Divas division.
Match Number Four: Eve, Alicia Fox, Tamina, and Kelly Kelly versus Beth Phoenix, Natalya, and The Bellas
Eve and Beth start things off and Eve with a side head lock. Eve with a kick and she tries for the bicycle kick but Beth blocks it and connects with a clothesline followed by elbows before getting a near fall. Beth with a slam and then she tags in Nikki Bella in the upper chestal region. Nikki with a neck breaker and then she yells at Beth. Tamina tags in and hits a Samoan drop and then she goes up top for the Superfly Splash but Brie stops her. Kelly and Alicia pull Brie off the apron and Tamina with the Superfly Splash for the three count.
Winners: Eve Torres and Tamina (Featuring Alicia Fox and Kelly Kelly)
We go to footage from Rock’s appearance on the Tonight Show. Will Rock ask Jay about his pay per view wrestling career?
Triple H is on the phone and he is talking about how there is going to be a decision tomorrow. John Laurinaitis enters and he reminds Hunter that he is still the interim General Manager of Raw. He calls everyone on the board good people. John mentions that Shawn Michaels will be here next week because he suggested it to the Board of Directors.
John also suggested a match for the Elimination Chamber. John Cena versus Kane in an ambulance match. Hunter wonders whose idea it was. Hunter asks John if there is an ambulance here so they can hook up John’s career to a machine to see if there is any life to it.
Hunter starts to text (what a wannabe) and we go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to talk about the John Laurinaitis situation. The decision will be made on WWE.com at 10:00 AM (bet that will be posted on time unlike their web shows).
We see the Undertaker video package that aired earlier in the show.
John Laurinaitis is walking in the back and Josh Mathews asks John what he thinks the decision of the Board will be. John says that the Board is looking for someone who can learn from mistakes, not someone who is hot headed and a brute. He points out that Hunter doesn’t want to face Undertaker so does the Board want someone who is acting cowardly to be the General Manager.
Match Number Five: R Truth versus Miz versus Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero versus CM Punk versus Chris Jericho versus Kofi Kingston in a Six Pack Challenge to determine the final person to enter the Elimination Chamber Match
Everyone goes after Jericho except Punk and then Punk with a rollup on Miz for a near fall. Miz goes after Truth and Punk joins in. Kofi with knees to Ziggler. Punk with a hard Irish whip to Miz and then he hits a neck breaker for a near fall while Jericho is on the floor.
Punk chops Miz while Kofi continues to work over Ziggler. Ziggler with a kick and punch to Kofi but Truth hits Ziggler from behind. Punk with kicks to Miz and then Ziggler kicks Kofi. Truth sends Jericho back to the floor along with Miz. Miz with a rollup on Truth but Punk breaks up the cover.
Ziggler punches Kofi while Punk chops Miz. Punk with an Irish whip and Punk sets for the running knee into the corner but Miz moves. Miz is sent to the floor and then Truth with a plancha that may have hit Miz. Kofi is sent to the turnbuckles and then he hits a cross body onto Miz and Truth. Dolph teases a dive to the floor but Ziggler struts and then he does some sit ups.
Punk hits Ziggler from behind and gets a near fall as we go to commercial.
We are back and R Truth is being helped to the back while Miz and Ziggler work over Punk. Ziggler with a Stinger Splash followed by the Awesome Clothesline but Punk moves. Punk with a clothesline to Miz and then he slams Miz. Punk with a neck breaker to Ziggler followed by a DDT to Miz and he gets a near fall on Miz. Punk with the Anaconda Vice but Ziggler breaks it up.
Punk puts Ziggler in the Anaconda Vice but Kingston breaks up the hold. Kofi with an Irish whip to Punk and then Punk gets Kofi on his shoulders but Kofi holds on to the ropes. Punk sends Kofi to the floor. Jericho returns to the ring and he stares down Punk.
They take too long and Miz and Ziggler attack Jericho and Punk. Jericho and Miz with clotheslines at the same time and both go down. Ziggler works over Punk and rakes the eyes. Ziggler goes to the turnbuckles but Punk stops Ziggler with forearms. Punk tries for a superplex but Miz stops him and so does Jericho and we get a tower of doom move and everyone is down in the ring or on the floor.
Jericho covers Ziggler while Miz covers Punk and both men kick out at two. Miz kicks Kofi back to the floor and then he kicks Jericho. Jericho with a kick and forearm followed by a chop. Miz with a back elbow and then he tries for the Skull Crushing Finale but Kofi hits Trouble in Paradise that sends Miz to the floor.
Kofi with forearms and kicks to Jericho. Kofi with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot and Jericho with a missile drop kick for a near fall. Jericho with a chin lock but Kofi with punches. Jericho with and Irish whip but Kofi with a cross body for a near fall. Kofi with chops and a drop kick. Kofi misses the Superman punch but he gets a near fall with a rollup. Jericho with a back elbow and Jericho tries for the Lionsault but Kofi moves out of the way. Kofi sets up for Trouble in Paradise but Jericho blocks it and he puts Kofi in the Walls of Jericho.
Punk with a knee to the back and he sends Jericho over the top rope to the floor. Ziggler with a rollup but Punk with the Go To Sleep on Ziggler. Jericho pulls Punk out of the ring and sends him over the announce table. Jericho returns to get the three count on Ziggler.
Winner: Chris Jericho
After the match, Jericho sits in the center of the ring with the WWE Title on his shoulder acting like a wannabe CM Punk from last summer.
We see Eve crying in the locker room and Kane enters. He says that the hate is pouring through his soul. He says that Cena is starting to embrace the hate. When Cena finally embraces the hate, he will be in a better place. If he doesn’t get there soon, he is afraid for Eve. He is afraid for Cena. He is afraid for anyone who gets in his path. For the first time in his life, he is afraid. He is afraid of him.