Wrestling History

February 21st – On This Day In Wrestling History

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1993 – WCW Superbrawl III took place on PPV from the Asheville Civic Center in Asheville, North Carolina. The sole title change on the show saw Barry Windham defeat The Great Muta to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. In the main event, Big Van Vader beat Sting in a ‘White Castle Of Fear’ leather strap match.

1999 – Superbrawl IX was WCW’s second PPV of the year and took place at the Oakland Arena in Oakland, California. In the main event, Hollywood Hogan retain the World Heavyweight Championship against Ric Flair. Elsewhere, The Outsiders (Scott Hall and Kevin Nash) defeated Konnan and Rey Mysterio Jr. in a hair vs. mask match. As a result, Mysterio had to remove his mask for the first time in his career. Barry Windham and Curt Hennig of the West Texas Rednecks won the WCW Tag Team Championship against Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko in a tournament final.

2005 – On Monday Night Raw, Royal Rumble winner Batista made his choice of who to face at WrestleMania with his main event title shot. He chose Evolution stablemate Triple H, concluding one of the greatest face turn angles in wrestling history. Also on the card, Chris Masters made his WWE debut with a victory over Stevie Richards.

2010 – WWE’s Elimination Chamber PPV took place at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. On a night of high drama and two Elimination Chamber matches, both major WWE titles changed hands. In the first Chamber match, John Cena successfully defended his WWE Championship against Sheamus, Triple H, Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase Jr. and Kofi Kingston. Immediately after the match, Mr. McMahon decreed that Cena must defend the title, against Batista. The Animal won the match and the title in just 31 seconds. In the main event, Chris Jericho won the World Heavyweight Championship in a Chamber match against champion, The Undertaker, Rey Mysterio, John Morrison, R-Truth and CM Punk. The win came after Jericho’s hated rival Shawn Michaels helped him win the match in order to anger The Undertaker and goad him into agreeing to face Michaels in a rematch at WrestleMania from their previous years ‘Show of Shows’ encounter.

2011 – In one of the most unique segments in Raw history, both The Undertaker and Triple H made their WWE returns and confronted each other, agreeing to a match at the upcoming WrestleMania. What was unique about the segment was that the whole thing played out without either wrestler or the announcers uttering a single word. On the same show, the WWE Tag Team Championship changed hands twice. Firstly, John Cena and The Miz defeated The Corre (Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel) to win the belts. They lost them back to the former champions five minutes later.

2014 – Ring Of Honor presented their 12th Anniversary show. No titles changed hands at the event. In the main event, Kevin Steen defeated Cliff Compton in a Philadelphia Street Fight.

2016 – WWE’s ‘Fastlane’ PPV took place at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. In the main event, Roman Reigns defeated Brock Lesnar and Dean Ambrose in a triple threat match to secure a WWE Championship match with Triple H at WrestleMania 32.

2017 – On an episode of SmackDown, Alexa Bliss defeated Becky Lynch to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship.