MARCH 2 — THIS DAY IN WRESTLING HISTORY

Posted March 2nd, 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.
March 2
WWWF @ Washington DC – Coliseum – March 2, 1970
Joe Turco defeated Jean Dubois
Lou Albano defeated Eric the Red
Ivan Koloff pinned Willie Farkas
Alice Hart & Betty Boucher defeated Toni Rose & Fran Gravette
Victor Rivera defeated Waldo Von Erich
Mario Milano defeated Prof. Toru Tanaka via disqualification
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino & Gorilla Monsoon defeated Killer Kowalski & Ernie Ladd
JCP @ Greensboro, NC – Coliseum – March 2, 1980
Dewey Robertson & Swede Hanson vs. Johnny Weaver & SD Jones
Blackjack Mulligan vs. the Masked Superstar
NWA US Champion Ric Flair vs. Jimmy Snuka
Paul Jones vs. Baron Von Raschke (lights out match)
JCP @ Charleston, SC – County Hall – March 2, 1984
Brett Hart defeated Ali Bey
Tully Blanchard defeated Sam Houston
The Great Kabuki defeated Jay Youngblood
Jimmy Valiant, Rufus R. Jones, & Mark Youngblood defeated Paul Jones & the Assassins in an elimination match
NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Dory Funk Jr.
WWF @ St. Louis, MO – Kiel Auditorium – March 2, 1984 (8,465)
Television taping – featured Vince McMahon & Gene Okerlund on commentary:
Salvatore Bellomo defeated Max Blue at 5:20
All American Wrestling – 3/25/84: The Moondogs defeated Eddie Gilbert & Terry Daniels at 6:08 when Spot pinned Daniels with an elbow from the middle turnbuckle as Daniels was laid across Rex’s knee
Wrestling at the Chase – 3/18/84: David Schultz (w/ Roddy Piper) pinned Brian Madden at 5:11 with a flying elbowsmash from the middle turnbuckle
Wrestling at the Chase – 3/18/84: WWF IC Champion Tito Santana pinned Rene Goulet with the flying forearm at 9:21
WWF Tag Team Champion Rocky Johnson defeated Paul Orndorff via disqualification at 14:45
Superstars of Wrestling – 4/10/84: B. Brian Blair pinned Dennis Stamp at 6:55 with an abdominal stretch into a cradle
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan fought Big John Studd to a double disqualification at 15:42
Superstars of Wrestling – 4/10/84: Jimmy Snuka & Ivan Putski defeated Mr. Fuji & Tiger Chung Lee at 8:53 when Snuka pinned Lee following a splash from Putski’s shoulders
JCP @ Greensboro, NC – Coliseum – March 2, 1985 (4,619)
Johnny Weaver fought John Tatum to a draw
Magnum TA defeated Joel Deaton
Nikita Koloff & Krusher Kruschev defeated Lee Ramsey & Gene Ligon
Tully Blanchard defeated Frank Lang & Mark Fleming in a handicap match
Dick Slater defeated Dory Funk Jr.
Dusty Rhodes & Manny Fernandez defeated Superstar Billy Graham & the Barbarian
NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated NWA US Champion Wahoo McDaniel
JCP @ St. Louis, MO – March 2, 1986
NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Sam Houston fought Don Kernodle to a draw
Baron Von Raschke defeated the Italian Stallion
Jimmy Garvin defeated NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Sam Houston
NWA US Champion Magnum TA defeated Nikita Koloff via disqualification
Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match; fall #3: Morton & Gibson won via disqualification
NWA National Heavyweight Champion Dusty Rhodes defeated NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson in a non-title Texas Death match
NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Ron Garvin
JCP @ Atlanta, GA – WTBS Studios – March 2, 1988
World Championship Wrestling – 3/5/88:
Shane Douglas pinned Gene Ligon
NWA TV Champion Mike Rotundo pinned Ricky Santana
Barry Windham pinned Gary Phelps
NWA Western States Heritage Champion Larry Zbyszko pinned Randy Hogan
Shaska Whatley & Tiger Conway Jr. defeated Keith Steinborn & Ryan Wagner
Kevin Sullivan & Rick Steiner defeated Allen Martin & Steve Atkinson
The Road Warriors defeated Rick Orasi & Bob Riddle
Tony Suber pinned the Super Destroyer
NWA World Champion Ric Flair, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard defeated Mike Jackson, Trent Knight, & Rocky King
World Championship Wrestling Sunday Edition – 3/6/88:
Lex Luger & Barry Windham defeated Alan Martin & Randy Hogan
Shaska Whatley & Tiger Conway Jr. defeated Rocky King & Bob Riddle
NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard defeated Tony Suber & Gene Legion
Rick Steiner pinned an unknown
Ricky Santana pinned Curtis Thompson

WWF @ Johnstown, PA – Cambria County War Memorial – March 2, 1992 (3,600)
Kato defeated JW Storm
Davey Boy Smith defeated Rick Martel
The Big Bossman defeated Repo Man
The Warlord defeated Chris Walker
Tito Santana defeated Ted Dibiase
The Natural Disasters defeated Sgt. Slaughter & Jim Duggan
WWF IC Champion Roddy Piper defeated WWF World Champion Ric Flair in a non-title steel cage match

WWF @ Cedar Rapids, IA – Five Seasons Center – March 2, 1992
The Berzerker vs. an unknown
Shawn Michaels vs. an unknown
Tatanka vs. Skinner
Owen Hart & Jim Neidhart vs. the Beverly Brothers
Virgil vs. IRS
Bret Hart & the Bushwhackers vs. the Mountie & the Nasty Boys
Randy Savage vs. Jake Roberts (steel cage match)

WWE @ Savannah, GA – Civic Center – March 2, 2004 (4,000)
Shannon Moore pinned Ray Gordy with a neckbreaker off the middle turnbuckle
Chuck Palumbo & Johnny Stamboli defeated Onyx & Michael Adrian when Palumbo pinned Onyx with the Jungle Kick
Velocity – 3/6/04:
Jamie Noble defeated Paul London via submission with the dragon sleeper
Orlando Jordan pinned Nunzio by reversing Nunzio’s finisher into a powerslam
Billy Gunn pinned Rhyno with the Fameasser after avoiding the Gore
Smackdown! – 3/4/04 – featured an interview with Kurt Angle from his home in Pittsburgh (it was later revealed that Angle was backstage and not in Pittsburgh); included Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas doing a parody of the Acolytes in which they performed their rendition of the West Texas Rednecks’ “I Hate Rap” but renaming it “I Hate the APA”; the segment eventually led to a four way brawl involving Benjamin & Haas, the Acolytes, Doug & Danny Basham, and Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty:
Brock Lesnar pinned Hardcore Holly with the F5 at 2:48; prior to the bout, Lesnar drove to the ring on Steve Austin’s stolen ATV and cut an in-ring promo on Austin and Bill Goldberg; after the bout, Lesnar celebrated the win by drinking two beers and having Austin’s theme music play as he drove backstage on the ATV
Danny Basham (w/ Doug Basham) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Scotty 2 Hotty (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Rikishi) at 2:59 when Danny and Doug switched places late in the bout, as Scotty attempted the Worm, and Doug scored the pin with a roll up and using the tights for leverage after avoiding a clothesline
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Chavo Guerrero Sr.) pinned Sho Funaki in a non-title match at 3:25 when the champion dropped the back of Funaki’s head across his knee after Funaki became distracted by Chavo Sr. on the ring apron; during the bout, Chavo Sr. got on a headset and argued over the fact that Chavo has to defend against nine men at WrestleMania
Rey Mysterio Jr., the Ultimo Dragon, & Billy Kidman defeated Tajiri, Akio, & Sakoda at 4:41 when Mysterio pinned Akio with the 619 and a DDT
John Cena pinned Albert with the FU at 9:33; after the bout, the Big Show came out and cut a promo on Cena, speaking of his accomplishments at Madison Square Garden
WWE World Champion Eddie Guerrero fought Paul Heyman to a no contest at around the 2-minute mark in a non-title match, in which the champion’s hands were handcuffed behind his back, when Heyman and the referee went backstage and Kurt Angle came ringside; while handcuffed, Guerrero held Angle off from entering the ring before he was assaulted with a series of taped fist punches to the face; moments later, after Eddie spat in Angle’s face, the champion was hit in the head with the championship belt

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