ON THIS DATE — FEBRUARY 14, IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY

Posted February 14th, 2015 by 1Wrestling News Team

Graham Cawthon, @TheHistoryofWWE on Twitter
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A brief look at various wrestling events held on this date.
February 14
WWWF @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – February 14, 1968
Miguel Perez vs. Johnny Rodz
Gino Britto vs. Bull Johnson
Guillotine Gordon vs. Victor Rivera
Eduard Carpentier vs. Bull Ramos
Donna Christianello & Barbara Owen vs. Patti Neilson & Toni Rose
Luke Graham vs. Earl Maynard
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino & Dominic DeNucci vs. Hans Mortier & Prof. Toru Tanaka
CWF @ West Palm Beach, FL – February 14, 1983
Terry Allen defeated Don Kent
John Heffernan defeated Raul Mata
Angelo Mosca, Roddy Piper, & Jake Roberts defeated Rufus R. Jones, Ron Bass, & Charlie Cook
Andre the Giant & the Midnight Rider defeated Kevin Sullivan & Leroy Brown in a lights out match
NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Barry Windham in a steel cage match
JCP @ Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium – February 14, 1984
Brett Hart (Barry Horowitz) defeated Gary Royal
Sam Houston defeated Tony Russo
Tim Horner defeated Barry O
The Assassins defeated Jimmy Valiant & Dory Funk Jr.
Mark Youngblood defeated Ernie Ladd
Wahoo McDaniel defeated NWA US Champion Dick Slater
WWF @ Pontiac, MI – Silverdome – February 14, 1988 (12,000)
Steve Lombardi pinned Brady Boone
Koko B. Ware defeated Dino Bravo via disqualification
WWF Women’s Tag Team Champions the Jumping Bomb Angels defeated Judy Martin & Leilani Kai at 17:16
Ricky Steamboat fought Rick Rude to a double count-out
Brutus Beefcake pinned Greg Valentine
Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau
Outback Jack pinned Iron Mike Sharpe
Hulk Hogan & Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Andre the Giant & Ted Dibiase at 10:00 when Hogan pinned Dibiase with the legdrop
WCW @ Charleston, WV – Civic Center – February 14, 1992 (3,000)
Mr. Hughes defeated Van Hammer
Richard Morton defeated Johnny B. Badd
PN News defeated Terrence Taylor
Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong
Barry Windham defeated Larry Zbyszko
Ron Simmons, Ricky Steamboat, & Dustin Rhodes defeated WCW US Champion Rick Rude, WCW Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton in a steel cage match
WWF @ Stockton, CA – Coliseum – February 14, 1993 (3,400)
Tatanka defeated the Predator
Kamala defeated Kimchee
Typhoon defeated Terry Taylor
Tito Santana defeated Damien Demento
Bob Backlund defeated Doink the Clown
Yokozuna defeated Randy Savage
Damien Demento defeated Tito Santana
Rick & Scott Steiner defeated the Beverly Brothers
Crush defeated WWF IC Champion Shawn Michaels via disqualification
NJPW @ Tokyo, Japan – Budokan Hall – February 14, 1999 (14,000)
Koji Kanemoto, Shinjiro Ohtani, Tatsuhito Takaiwa, Kendo Kashin, & Dr. Wagner Jr. defeated Jushin Liger, El Samurai, the Great Sasuke, Masao Orihara, & Masaaki Mochizuki at 18:53 in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match, 2-0; fall #1: Kanemoto defeated Liger via submission at 10:10; fall #2: Ohtani pinned Mochizuki at 8:43
Junji Hirata & Takashi Iizuka defeated Osamu Kido & Tadao Yasuda at 10:14 when Iizuka beat Kido
Manabu Nakanishi, Yuji Nagata, & Kazuyuki Fujita defeated Kuniaki Kobayashi, Tatsutoshi Goto, & Michiyoshi Ohara at 11:05 when Goto submitted to Nakanishi
Don Frye defeated Brian Johnston at 6:31 via submission
Scott Norton pinned Masa Saito at 6:35
Tatsumi Fujinami & Kazuo Yamazaki defeated Genichiro Tenryu & Shiro Koshinaka at 10:52 when Fujinami pinned Koshinaka
Masa Chono, nWo Sting, & AKIRA defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, & Hiro Saito at 17:41 when AKIRA pinned Saito
IWGP World Champion the Great Muta defeated Kensuke Sasaki at 28:09 via submission
St. Valentine’s Day Massacre – Memphis, TN – Pyramid – February 14, 1999 (19,028; 17,977 paid; sell out)
Brian Christopher & Scott Taylor defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy
Sunday Night Heat:
Viscera defeated Test via disqualification at 2:20
Billy Gunn fought Tiger Ali Singh to a no contest at around the 40-second mark
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary:
Goldust pinned the Blue Meanie (as Bluedust) at 3:07 with the Curtain Call after Meanie missed a moonsault
Bob Holly pinned Al Snow at 10:02 to win the vacant WWF Hardcore title after wrapping Snow up in a chain link fence outside the arena, mere feet from the Mississippi River
The Big Bossman pinned Mideon at 6:20 with the sidewalk slam; after the match, the Ministry attacked the Bossman and carried him backstage
WWF Tag Team Champions Jeff Jarrett & Owen Hart (w/ Debra) defeated Mark Henry & D-Lo Brown (w/ Ivory) at 9:34 when Henry submitted to Jarrett’s figure-4 after Hart hit Henry in the knee with a guitar
Val Venis (w/ Ryan Shamrock) pinned WWF IC Champion Ken Shamrock to win the title at 15:52 with an inside cradle and a fast count from special referee Billy Gunn, after the champion and Gunn had a confrontation on the floor – with Gunn pounding away at Shamrock before tossing him back into the ring; after the match, Gunn dominated both Shamrock and Venis
Kane & Chyna (w/ Shane McMahon) defeated Triple H & WWF European Champion X-Pac at 14:45 when Chyna pinned Triple H following the chokeslam from Kane; X-Pac chased Shane McMahon from ringside moments before the decision, making the match 2-on-1
WWF World Champion Mankind fought the Rock to a draw in a Last Man Standing match at 21:54 after both men simultaneously hit each other with a steel chair; after the match, both participants were taken out of the ring on a stretcher into waiting ambulances backstage (The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports EntertainmentThe Best of In Your House)
Steve Austin defeated Vince McMahon in a steel cage match at 7:52 after Paul Wight, who came up through the canvas, threw Austin into the cage – which swung open from the force – and Austin dropped to the floor for the win; Austin originally won the match after knocking McMahon from the top of the cage through the Spanish announce table – leaving McMahon unable to continue – but Austin argued that the match never officially began and he wasn’t done with McMahon anyway; Austin put his world title shot at WrestleMania on the line to get the bout (Wight’s surprise debut) (Mr. McMahonThe Greatest Cage Matches of All Time)
ROH 2nd Anniversary Show – Braintree, MA – February 14, 2004
ROH Pure Championship Tournament Quarter Finals: CM Punk pinned John Walters with a tiger suplex bridging pin at 13:02
ROH Pure Championship Tournament Quarter Finals: Douglas Williams pinned Chris Sabin with the Chaos Theory rolling bridge at 5:18
ROH Pure Championship Tournament Quarter Finals: Matt Stryker defeated Josh Daniels by submission with the Strykerlock at 8:27
ROH Pure Championship Tournament Quarter Finals: AJ Styles pinned Jimmy Rave with the discus lariat at 7:36
Dixie, Izzy, & Hydro defeated HC Loc, Tony DeVito, and Justin Credible when Dixie pinned Loc after Special K gave him a spike piledriver through a table at 8:46; late in the match, Angeldust distracted DeVito and Credible in the rampway and they left the ring giving chase
ROH Pure Championship Tournament Semi-Finals: CM Punk pinned Douglas Williams after reversing the Chaos Theory rolling bridge into a roll up at10:43
ROH Pure Championship Tournament Semi-Finals: AJ Styles pinned Matt Stryker with a springboard 450 splash at 20:36 ROH Tag Team Champions Mark & Jay Briscoe defeated Johnny Kashmere & Trent Acid when Jay pinned Kashmere with the Jaydriller at 7:58
ROH World Champion Samoa Joe defeated BJ Whitmer (w/ Allison Danger), Dan Maff, and Low Ki when Whitmer submitted to the Coquina Clutch at23:01 (Low Ki’s return after a 7-month absence)
ROH Pure Championship Tournament Finals: AJ Styles pinned CM Punk with the Super Styles Clash at 16:36; after the match, ROH World Champion Samoa Joe congratulated Styles but reminded him who the real world champion was
WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Santiago, Chile – February 14, 2008 (12,500; sell out)
Kofi Kingston defeated Shelton Benjamin
Kelly Kelly & Michelle McCool defeated Victoria & Layla
WWE US Champion MVP defeated Kane via disqualification
Finlay & Jamie Noble defeated Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins
ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned CM Punk with the frog splash
The Undertaker pinned Mark Henry; after the match, Taker hit chokeslams on Henry, Matt Striker, and Big Daddy V
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned Batista after hitting him with the title belt after interference from Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder; earlier in the bout, Edge attempted to get himself counted-out until Teddy Long appeared and threatened to strip him of the title; after the match, the Undertaker appeared and – with Batista – laid out all three men

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