Graham Cawthon sent this in:

These are WWF, NWA/WCW, and ECW events which took place or aired on this date. For more information, visit http://www.thehistoryofwwe.com.

For those who enjoyed my recent interview with Bruno Sammartino, check back in the coming weeks for another interview with someone formerly associated with NWA/WCW. As a clue – he also briefly worked behind the scenes at the WWF for the first WrestleMania.

And keep an eye out later today for my next podcast as part of the Who’s Slamming Who network (http://whosslammingwho.podomatic.com/).

Graham Cawthon
http://www.thehistoryofwwe.com

WWWF @ Philadelphia, PA – Arena – February 23, 1963
The 1st card held at the Philadelphia Arena (?)
Miguel Perez & Pablo Iturbi fought Skull Murphy & Brute Bernard to a no contest
Pedro Morales fought Tony Manousos to a draw
Pat Barrett defeated Tommy O’Toole
Tim Woods defeated Gordo Chihuahua
Buddy Austin defeated Arnold Skaaland
WWWF World Champion Buddy Rogers pinned Bobo Brazil

WWWF @ Cumberland, MD – State Armory – February 23, 1966 (1,300)
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated the Beast via count-out
Arnold Skaaland defeated Ronnie Etchison
Curtis Iaukea defeated Chief Big Heart at the 11-minute mark
Antonio Pugliese & Johnny Valentine defeated Smasher Sloan & Baron Mikel Scicluna

WWWF @ Washington DC – National Arena – February 23, 1967
Television taping:
Gorilla Monsoon fought Antonio Pugliese to a draw
Arnold Skaaland defeated Smasher Sloan via disqualification
Arman Hussein defeated Ricky Sexton
Bull Ortega defeated Jack Ostermiller
Lou Albano defeated Ed Valentino
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino & Spiros Arion defeated Tank Morgan & Baron Mikel Scicluna

WWWF @ Johnstown, PA – February 23, 1968
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino & Batman defeated Tony Altimore & Prof. Toru Tanaka

WWWF @ Paterson, NJ – Armory – February 23, 1970
Karl Kovacs vs. Mario Milano
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Waldo Von Erich

WWWF @ Cranston, RI – February 23, 1971
Jean DuBois fought Manuel Soto to a draw
Magnificent Maurice defeated Vincente Pometti
Chief Jay Strongbow defeated the Wolfman
Gorilla Monsoon defeated the Black Demon
Blackjack Mulligan defeated Tony Marino
WWF World Champion Pedro Morales defeated Bulldog Brower via disqualification

WWWF @ Harrisburg, PA – Zembo Mosque – February 23, 1973
Arnold Skaaland fought Miguel Feliciano to a draw
El Olympico pinned Vincenti Pommetti at 15:02
Arnold Skaaland pinned Henry DePaula at 11:04
Susan Green & Lilly Thomas defeated Paula Kay & Peggy Patterson in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match
WWWF World Champion Pedro Morales defeated Buddy Wolfe when the match was stopped after the challenger sustained a deep gash from the corner post

Pittsburgh, PA – Civic Arena – February 23, 1973
The Executioner defeated Tony DiPaulo
Gino Brito defeated Eric the Red via disqualification
Tony Altimore fought John L. Sullivan to a draw
Waldo Von Erich fought Baron Mikel Scicluna to a no contest
The Blackjacks defeated Larry Zbyzsko & Frank Holtz
Killer Kowalski & George Steele defeated Tony Parisi & Dominic DeNucci when the match was stopped due to Parisi bleeding
Bruno Sammartino defeated Prof. Toru Tanaka in a Texas Death Match

WWWF @ Philadelphia, PA – February 23, 1974
Manuel Soto defeated Pancho Valdez
Johnny Rodz defeated Mike Pappas
Jose Gonzalez defeated Mr. X
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino fought Larry Hennig to a no contest
Gorilla Monsoon defeated Stan Stasiak
Nikolai Volkoff, Otto Von Heller, & Mr. Fuji defeated Dean Ho, Tony Garea, & Arnold Skaaland

WWWF @ Richland Park – February 23, 1977
Pete Sanchez defeated Mike Santocapito
Johnny Rodz defeated Manuel Soto
SD Jones defeated Frank Monroe
Jose Gonzalez defeated Nikolai Volkoff via disqualification
Tony Garea & Gorilla Monsoon defeated the Executioners

Jacksonville, FL – Coliseum – February 23, 1978
Dusty Rhodes & Eddie Graham defeated Karl Kox & Bobby Duncum in a taped fist match
Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Mike Graham & Terry Gibbs (sub. for Steve Kiern) (US Tag Team Titles)
Ivan Putski defeated the Bounty Hunter
Ivan Koloff & Mr. Saito defeated Rocky Johnson & Pedro Morales
Mr. Wrestling II defeated Tank Patterson (sub. for Hiro Matsuda)
The Fabulous Moolah defeated Vicki Williams
Porkchop Cash defeated Randy Brewer
WWWF World Champion Bob Backlund fought NWA World Champion Harley Race to a draw

WWWF @ Harrisburg, PA – Zembo Mosque – February 23, 1979
Jose Estrada defeated Pete Reeves
Johnny Rodz defeated Steve King
Allen Coage defeated Frankie Williams
WWWF Tag Team Champions Larry Zbyszko & Tony Garea defeated Jimmy & Johnny Valiant
Ivan Putski defeated Victor Rivera

WWF @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – February 23, 1980
Larry Sharpe defeated Jose Estrada
Nikolai Volkoff (sub. for Davey O’Hannon) defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
Bulldog Brower defeated Angelo Gomez
Rene Goulet defeated Hussein Arab via disqualification
Bruno Sammartino fought Ken Patera to a double disqualification
The Wild Samoans defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Ivan Putski & Tito Santana via count-out

WWF @ Springfield, MA – Civic Center – February 23, 1980
Tony Altimore defeated Pete Doherty
Larry Zbyszko defeated Mike Masters
Hulk Hogan defeated Dominic DeNucci
WWF World Champion Bob Backlund defeated Bobby Duncum via count-out; Pat Patterson was the guest referee for the bout
Johnny Rodz defeated Silvano Sousa
Cowboy Lang & Lone Eagle defeated Little Tokyo & Bruiser Morgan

WWF @ Scranton, PA – CYC – February 23, 1981
Frank Savage vs. Dominic DeNucci
The Hangman vs. the Great Yatsu
The Moondogs vs. SD Jones & Rick McGraw
Killer Khan vs. Tony Garea
WWF IC Champion Pedro Morales vs. Stan Hansen

WWF @ Taunton, MA – Fieldhouse – February 23, 1983
Benefit show
Johnny Rodz defeated Pete Sanchez (sub. for Fred Marzino)
Pete Sanchez defeated Charlie Fulton via disqualification
Swede Hanson defeated Fred Marzino (sub. for Pete Doherty)
WWF IC Champion Don Muraco defeated Tony Garea
The Wild Samoans defeated Jimmy Snuka & Rocky Johnson

WWF @ White Plains, NY – Westchester County Civic Center – Febraury 23, 1983
Eddie Gilbert defeated Barry Hart
SD Jones defeated Victor Rivera
Salvatore Bellomo defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
Superstar Billy Graham defeated Jules Strongbow
Big John Studd defeated Chief Jay Strongbow
Pedro Morales defeated Mr. Fuji
WWF World Champion Bob Backlund defeated Ray Stevens

WWF @ Royersford, PA – Springfield High School – February 23, 1984
Salvatore Bellomo defeated Israel Matia
Chief Jay Strongbow defeated Mr. Fuji via disqualification
Tiger Chung Lee fought SD Jones to a draw
Invader #1 & SD Jones defeated Iron Mike Sharpe & Butcher Vachon
Jimmy Snuka defeated the Masked Superstar

WWF All Star Wrestling
Taped 1/20/85; Brantford, Ontario; Civic Centre
2/23/85 – included Jim Neidhart & Mr. Fuji as guests of Blackjack’s BBQ, during which Neidhart said he was the world record holder at the anvil toss (the final Blackjack’s BBQ segment); featured footage from the WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan / Roddy Piper ‘War to Settle the Score’ match:
Tony Atlas pinned Mr. X with a gorilla press slam and splash at 1:23; after the bout, Jack Reynolds conducted a ringside interview with Atlas
David Sammartino pinned Gino Carabello at 2:50 with the powerslam
Nikolai Volkoff & the Iron Sheik defeated Joe Marcus & Rick McGraw at 2:08 when Volkoff pinned Marcus after hoisting him up in a gorilla press slam and dropping him across his knee
Hillbilly Jim (w/ Capt. Lou Albano) defeated Goldie Rogers at 2:55 via submission with the bearhug
The Junkyard Dog & Jimmy Snuka defeated AJ Petruzzi & Rene Goulet at 3:55 when Snuka pinned Petruzzi with the top rope splash

WWF Championship Wrestling
Taped 2/12/85; Poughkeepsie, NY; Mid-Hudson Civic Center
2/23/85 – included Big John Studd, Ken Patera, & Bobby Heenan as guests of the Piper’s Pit; featured footage from the Hogan / Piper War to Settle the Score match:
WWF Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo (w/ Capt. Lou Albano) defeated Steve Lombardi & Johnny Rodz at 3:03 when Rotundo pinned Lombardi with the airplane spin
WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Joe Mirto via submission with the figure-4 at 2:44 (Jimmy Hart’s debut)
David Sammartino defeated RT Reynolds
Don Muraco defeated Tony Garea
Paul Orndorff defeated Jim Young

WWF @ Pittsburgh, PA – Civic Arena – February 23, 1985 (18,000+; sell out)
The Cobra defeated Salvatore Bellomo
Dick Murdoch defeated Rick McGraw
Nikolai Volkoff defeated Swede Hanson
Bret Hart defeated Jerry Valiant
Johnny V defeated Tony Garea
Ivan Putski defeated Terry Gibbs
Don Muraco defeated George Wells
Andre the Giant defeated Ken Patera
The Junkyard Dog defeated Roddy Piper via disqualification
Bruno & David Sammartino defeated Paul Orndorff & Bobby Heenan via disqualification

WWF @ Wayne, NJ – William Paterson College – February 23, 1985
George Wells defeated Moondog Spot
Tony Garea defeated Barry O
The Cobra defeated Terry Gibbs
Barry Windham won a 10-man battle royal
WWF Tag Team Champions Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated Nikolai Volkoff & the Iron Sheik

WWF @ Altoona, PA – Jaffa Mosque – February 23, 1985
Terry Gibbs defeated Jimmy Jackson
Nikolai Volkoff defeated Salvatore Bellomo
Swede Hanson defeated Jerry Valiant
The Cobra defeated Rick McGraw
David Sammaritno, George Wells, & the Junkyard Dog defeated Ken Patera, Bobby Heenan, & Johnny V

WWF @ Augusta, GA – Civic Center – February 23, 1985
Included Tito Santana and Hillbilly Jim

WWF @ Long Island, NY – Nassau Coliseum – February 23, 1986
Rene Goulet defeated George Skaaland
Lanny Poffo defeated Terry Gibbs
Sivi Afi defeated Barry O
Pedro Morales defeated Les Thornton
Tony Atlas fought Hercules to a draw
Bob Orton Jr. defeated Dan Spivey
Tito Santana & Cpl. Kirchner defeated the Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff
Jesse Ventura defeated Uncle Elmer via disqualification
WWF IC Champion Randy Savage defeated George Steele via count-out

WWF @ Adelaide, Australia – Apollo Entertainment Center – February 23, 1986
Included Andre the Giant, Big John Studd, King Tonga, Don Muraco, Mr. Fuji, Jacques & Raymond Rougeau, Tiger Chung Lee, the Moondogs, Matt Borne, Mr. X, SD Jones, the Tiger (Bob Bradley), Paul Roma, & Ted Arcidi

WWF @ Denver, CO – McNichols Arena – February 23, 1986
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated King Kong Bundy

WWF @ Pittsfield, MA – February 23, 1987 (1,200)
Billy Jack Haynes defeated Hercules via disqualification
Hercules won a battle royal

WWF @ Madison, WI – Dane County Coliseum – February 23, 1987
Included a bunkhouse battle royal featuring Paul Orndorff

WWF @ New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden – February 23, 1987 (18,317)
Televised on the MSG Network – featured Gorilla Monsoon & Bobby Heenan on commentary:
Prime Time Wrestling – 3/9/87: Paul Roma pinned Salvatore Bellomo at 12:23 with a powerslam
Prime Time Wrestling – 4/6/87: Demolition defeated the Islanders at 9:13 when Ax pinned Tama following the Decapitation behind the referee’s back after Smash hit a clothesline on Tama (Best of the WWF Vol. 13)
Prime Time Wrestling – 3/9/87: Koko B. Ware pinned Sika at 4:51 with a roll up following a dropkick to the back after sliding under the ring and coming out the other end; after the bout, Sika attacked Koko and threw him out of the ring
Prime Time Wrestling – 3/9/87: Tito Santana fought Butch Reed (w/ Slick) to a double disqualification at 12:10 when, as Slick attempted to interfere with his cane, Koko B. Ware came out and knocked Slick out of the ring; after the bout, Santana and Koko cleared the ring
WWF Tag Team Champions Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart (w/ Jimmy Hart & Danny Davis) defeated B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell at 13:52 when Bret reversed a slam by Brunzell into a small package after Davis attacked Brunzell from behind; during the match, Jimmy Hart briefly joined the commentary team at ringside (The Hart Foundation)
Prime Time Wrestling – 3/9/87: Outback Jack pinned Barry O with a bulldog at 3:33
Prime Time Wrestling – 3/9/87: Jake Roberts defeated King Kong Bundy via count-out at 9:17 when Bundy pushed Roberts back inside the ring following a ringside brawl; after the bout, Bundy missed the Avalanche in the corner with Roberts then chasing Bundy, Heenan, and Jimmy Hart – who did guest commentary for the bout – backstage with Damien (Jake “The Snake” Roberts)
Prime Time Wrestling – 3/9/87: The Honkytonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned Pedro Morales at 11:58 with his feet on the ropes; Slick did guest commentary for the bout, subbing for Bobby Heenan
Roddy Piper, the Junkyard Dog, & Ricky Steamboat defeated WWF IC Champion Randy Savage, Adrian Adonis, & King Harley Race in an elimination match at 20:22 when Piper pinned Savage with an inside cradle after Savage missed his flying elbowdrop; Adonis and JYD fought to a double count-out at 7:50; Race pinned Steamboat at 11:42 after Savage interfered behind the referee’s back and reversed Steamboat’s inside cradle; Piper pinned Race at 15:43 after Savage accidentally hit his partner with a double axe handle; prior to the bout, Jimmy Hart, Miss Elizabeth, and Bobby Heenan left ringside; after the bout, Gorilla Monsoon interviewed Piper backstage (Piper’s last appearance at MSG for 2 1/2 years) (Best of the WWF Vol. 11)

NWA @ Asbury Park, NJ – February 23, 1988
The show was cancelled due to almost no advance sales
Barry Windham vs. Larry Zbyzsko

NWA Power Hour
Taped 2/12/90; Rainesville, AL
2/23/90 – featured a segment of the Wrestling News Network hosted by Gordon Solie in which Solie predicted Lex Luger, the Road Warriors, Norman, Ole Anderson & NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson, and Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk to win their respective matches during Sunday’s Wrestle War; included NWA US Champion Lex Luger as a guest of the Louisville Slugger in which Jim Cornette asked him about his thoughts in subbing for Sting at Wrestle War against NWA World Champion Ric Flair; moments later, Flair, Ole, Arn, and Woman came out; the segment then jumped to Ole giving Luger an ultimatum to back out of the match by the end of the program or suffer the same fate that Sting received; another jump in the footage showed Jim Ross conducting a podium interview with the Horsemen following an apparant Flair & Arn victory, with Luger then coming out to give his answer; Luger then punched Flair, Arn, and Ole in the face and ran off; featured the announcement that Doug Furnas would appear the following night on World Championship Wrestling:
Norman pinned Hacksaw Higgins with a splash from the middle turnbuckle at 4:54; after the bout, Norman fought off an interfering Cactus Jack until he was attacked from behind by Kevin Sullivan; moments later, Sullivan held Norman down while Cactus hit an elbow drop from the apron to the floor
Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Paul Drake & Larry Santo at 8:23 when Hayes pinned Drake with the DDT; prior to the bout, Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk cut a promo on facing Hayes & Garvin
The Road Warriors (w/ Paul Ellering) defeated Doom at 12:39 when Road Warrior Hawk pinned Butch Reed following the clothesline off the top after shoving Ron Simmons off the top to the floor

WWF @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – February 23, 1990 (21,000)
Earthquake pinned Ron Garvin
Dusty Rhodes pinned Mr. Perfect after Sapphire interfered
Ted Dibiase defeated Jake Roberts via count-out
WWF Tag Team Champions Andre the Giant & Haku defeated Demolition
Bad News Brown defeated Tito Santana (sub. for Jimmy Snuka)
Rick Martel pinned Brutus Beefcake
Roddy Piper fought Rick Rude to a double disqualification in a lumberjack match
The Main Event III – shown live on NBC (12.8) – featured Vince McMahon & Jesse Ventura on commentary:
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Randy Savage at 11:14 when guest outside referee Buster Douglas (sub. for Mike Tyson) made the fast count following the legdrop; during the match, Douglas sent Sensational Sherri, who was in the challenger’s corner, backstage; after the match, Douglas knocked Savage out with a punch
WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior pinned Dino Bravo (w/ Jimmy Hart & Earthquake) at 4:11 with the press slam and splash; after the match, Hulk Hogan made the save for the Warrior and helped in fighting off Bravo and the Earthquake

NWA @ Asheville, NC – Civic Center – February 23, 1990 (2,300)
Tommy Rich pinned Cactus Jack
Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane
Norman pinned Kevin Sullivan
Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace defeated Jack Victory & Rip Morgan
NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson pinned Ricky Morton
NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated NWA US Champion Lex Luger via disqualification; Luger originally won the match and title after a replacement referee stopped the match but then the original referee awarded it to Flair on a technicality instead

WWF Superstars
Taped 1/28/91; Macon, GA; Coliseum
2/23/91 – included Randy Savage & Sensational Sherri as guests of the Brother Love Show, with all three saying they will be there to see the Ultimate Warrior’s careeer be buried after WrestleMania VII; featured an ‘Update’ segment showing highlights from last week’s tag team battle royal, with the announcement that the Legion of Doom would face Power & Glory at WrestleMania as a result of the outcome; included the announcement of the following matches for WrestleMania VII: Demolition vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Kitao, the Mountie vs. Tito Santana, and the Rockers vs. Haku & the Barbarian; featured a vignette promoting the return of Ricky Steamboat:
The Big Bossman pinned Alan Martin at 1:08 with the sidewalk slam
The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) pinned Tommy Angel at 2:04 with the tombstone
Virgil (w/ Roddy Piper) pinned Haku (w/ Bobby Heenan & Ted Dibiase) with a roll up at 3:38 after Piper distracted Haku from the ring apron
Davey Boy Smith pinned Mike Wallace at 1:31 with the running powerslam
WWF World Champion Sgt. Slaughter (w/ Gen. Adnan) defeated defeated Dale Wolfe via submission with the Camel Clutch at 1:28; after the bout, Slaughter attacked Wolfe with a chair; moments later, Slaughter whipped a medic who came out to check on Wolfe’s condition

WWF @ Rochester, NY – War Memorial – February 23, 1991 (8,000)
The Big Bossman pinned Dino Bravo
The Undertaker defeated Tugboat
Jim Duggan pinned Gen. Adnan
The Legion of Doom defeated Demolition when Road Warrior Animal pinned Smash
Kerry Von Erich pinned Ted Dibiase
The Nasty Boys defeated Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty
The Mountie defeated Jim Powers via submission with a nerve hold
Hulk Hogan defeated Earthquake in a stretcher match

WWF @ Tempe, AZ – Wells Fargo Arena – February 23, 1991 (6,000; 4,800 paid)
The Barbarian pinned Koko B. Ware at 8:40 with the flying clothesline
Davey Boy Smith pinned the Warlord at 10:38 with a roll up
WWF Tag Team Champions Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart defeated Paul Roma & Hercules at 14:12 when Bret pinned Roma with a small package after both Hercules and Neidhart reversed the move behind the referee’s back
Roddy Piper defeated WWF IC Champion Mr. Perfect via count-out at 11:12
Jimmy Snuka pinned Haku at 12:17
The Bushwhackers defeated the Orient Express at 8:44
Jake Roberts pinned Rick Martel with the DDT at 13:47
WWF World Champion Sgt. Slaughter defeated the Ultimate Warrior in a non-title steel cage match at 19:37 after Sensational Sherri interfered; after the bout, Warrior ripped Sherri’s top and skirt off, with Sherri then escaping the cage as Slaughter and the Orient Express attacked Warrior; after Warrior cleared the ring, Sherri returned wearing a new outfit and was gorilla press slammed by Warrior and taken out on a stretcher

WCW @ Milwaukee, WI – Bruce Hall – February 23, 1991 (1,800)
Larry Zbyszko pinned Tommy Rich
Brian Pillman & Tim Horner defeated Scott Sandlin & Rob Morgan
Ricky Morton pinned Rip Rogers
Tom Zenk pinned Bobby Eaton
WCW US Champion Lex Luger defeated Stan Hansen via disqualification when Hansen began choking Luger with his bullrope
Sting defeated WCW World Champion Ric Flair via disqualification
WCW Tag Team Champions Doom defeated Barry Windham & Terry Taylor (sub. for WCW TV Champion Arn Anderson) in a streetfight

WWF Wrestling Challenge
Taped 1/27/92; Lubbock, TX; Municipal Coliseum
2/23/92 – included the Randy Savage / Jake Roberts match from Saturday Night’s Main Event, shown in full; in exclusive footage from after the match, the Undertaker was shown saving Miss Elizabeth from a backstage assault by Jake Roberts; featured the announcement that Bret Hart would challenge Roddy Piper for the IC title at WrestleMania:
Owen Hart & Jim Neidhart defeated the Brooklyn Brawler & Louie Spicolli at 2:10 when Owen pinned Spiccoli following the Rocket Launcher
Papa Shango pinned Todd Overbow with the reverse shoulderbreaker at 1:46
Shawn Michaels (w/ Sensational Sherri) pinned Khris Germany at 1:36 with the side suplex

WWF @ Richmond, VA – Coliseum – February 23, 1992 (matinee)
Included Ted Dibiase

WWF @ New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden – February 23, 1992 (matinee) (14,000)
Televised on the MSG Network 2/29/92 – featured Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan, & Lord Alfred Hayes on commentary:
Prime Time Wrestling – 4/20/92: The Berzerker pinned Jim Brunzell with a falling slam at 8:44
Prime Time Wrestling – 5/25/92: The Nasty Boys (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated the Bushwhackers at 12:38 when Brian Knobbs pinned Butch after Saggs hit Butch with the ring bell behind the referee’s back
Prime Time Wrestling – 3/9/92: The Warlord pinned Chris Walker at 11:14 with a powerbomb
Prime Time Wrestling – 3/23/92: Sid Justice (w/ Harvey Whippleman) pinned Hercules with a powerbomb at the 25-second mark; prior to the bout, Justice allowed Hercules to leave the ring and forfeit the match but Herc attacked him from behind
WWF IC Champion Roddy Piper pinned Repo Man at 3:31 with an elbow drop after hitting the challenger with his own steel hook; prior to the bout, Repo stole a watch from a woman at ringside only for Piper to return it to her after the conclusion of the match
The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) pinned Davey Boy Smith at 5:19 after dropping him throat-first across the top rope
Prime Time Wrestling – 4/20/92: Rick Martel pinned the Big Bossman at 13:49 after hitting him with Bossman’s own nightstick behind the referee’s back as the referee prevented Bossman from using Martel’s atomizer can as a weapon
Sid Justice won a 20-man battle royal by last eliminating Hulk Hogan at 16:37; Hogan originally elimiated Justice at 15:50 but the referee inside the ring had been knocked to the floor by Justice; moments later, Sid returned to the ring, hit Hogan with Harvey Wippleman’s doctor’s bag, rolled Hogan to the floor underneath the bottom rope, and woke the referee up to tell him he threw Hogan over the top; other participants included: WWF IC Champion Roddy Piper, Chris Walker, Rick Martel, WWF World Champion Ric Flair, the Big Bossman, Davey Boy Smith, the Berzerker, Hercules, the Bushwhackers, Skinner, Repo Man, the Warlord, Kato, Jim Brunzell, the Nasty Boys, and the Undertaker; order of elimination: Butch by the Nasty Boys (2:31); the Berzerker by Hogan (5:30); Skinner after Piper ducked a clothesline (5:49); Kato by Piper (6:00); Brunzell by Martel (6:38); Hercules by Hogan (7:09); Martel by Bossman (7:18); Saggs by Hogan (8:25); Luke by the Undertaker (8:36); Walker by the Warlord (8:48); Flair & Repo by Piper (9:45); Piper by Sid (10:06); Taker by Bossman (11:42); Smith by Sid (12:32); Knobbs by Hogan (13:10); Warlord by Hogan (13:33); Bossman by Sid (13:41); the Legion of Doom were to have competed in the match but were replaced

WWF @ Hartford, CT – Civic Center – February 23, 1992 (5,500)
Skinner pinned Jim Brunzell
The Berzerker defeated Hercules
The Undertaker pinned Davey Boy Smith after bloodying his nose
The Nasty Boys defeated the Bushwhackers
Rick Martel pinned Chris Walker
The Big Bossman defeated Repo Man via disqualification
Hulk Hogan & WWF IC Champion Roddy Piper defeated WWF World Champion Ric Flair & Sid Justice at 15:05 when Hogan pinned Flair

WWF @ Landover, MD – Capital Centre – February 23, 1992 (6,039)
Tatanka pinned Bob Bradley
Shawn Michaels defeated Jim Powers
WWF Tag Team Champion IRS pinned Virgil after hitting him with the steel briefcase
Owen Hart & Koko B. Ware defeated the Beverly Brothers when Owen pinned Beau
Tito Santana pinned WWF Tag Team Champion Ted Dibiase
Bret Hart defeated the Mountie via submission with the Sharpshooter
The Natural Disasters defeated Jim Duggan & Sgt. Slaughter via disqualification
Randy Savage defeated Jake Roberts in a steel cage match

WCW The Main Event
2/23/92:
Sting defeated Chuck Coates at 1:28 via submission with the Scorpion Deathlock after a Stinger Splash; prior to the bout, Sting cut an insert promo on his match against WCW World Champion Lex Luger at SuperBrawl II
Ricky Steamboat pinned Larry Zbyzsko (w/ Madusa) at 6:21 with a crossbody from the apron into the ring; after the bout, WCW US Champion Rick Rude, WCW TV Champion Steve Austin, WCW Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton, with Paul E. Dangerously, ganged up on Steamboat, with all the Dangerous Alliance members holding Steamboat as Rude attempted to whip him with a belt; moments later, Sting, WCW US Tag Team Champion Ron Simmons, Barry Windham, and Dustin Rhodes made the save
Barry Windham & WCW US Tag Team Champion Ron Simmons defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton (w/ Paul E. Dangerously) at around 9:10 when Windham pinned an interfering Larry Zbyzsko with a punch from his taped up right hand after an assist from an interfering Dustin Rhodes; during the bout, it was announced Simmons & WCW US Tag Team Champion Big Josh would face Mr. Hughes & Vinnie Vegas March 8 at the Omni and that Anderson & Eaton would defend during that show against Rick & Scott Steiner

WCW @ Knoxville, TN – Civic Auditorium – February 23, 1992

USWA @ Louisville, KY – February 23, 1993 (600)
Danny Davis & Todd Morton defeated PG-13
Eddie Gilbert defeated Doug Gilbert
Ron & Don Harris defeated USWA Tag Team Champions the Moondogs
USWA Southern Champion Brian Christopher defeated Dutch Mantell
Jeff Jarrett defeated Lex Luger via disqualification when Brian Christopher interfered

WWF @ Locksheldreke, NY – February 23, 1994 (1,600)
Wrestling Challenge taping:
Men on a Mission defeated WWF Tag Team Champions the Quebecers via count-out
John Paul defeated Bill DeMott
Rocko Gibralter defeated Reno Riggins
WWF IC Champion Razor Ramon defeated IRS
Road to WrestleMania X – 3/13/94:
Lex Luger defeated Jimmy Del Ray (w/ Jim Cornette & Tom Prichard) via submission with the Torture Rack at 8:36; after the bout, Mr. Fuji and Yokozuna came ringside to watch Luger
Crush (w/ Mr. Fuji) pinned Bret Hart at 14:21 when Owen Hart came ringside and pushed Crush on top, as Hart had an inside cradle applied, while Fuji distracted the referee (Bloopers, Bleeps, & Bodyslams)
WWF World Champion Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji & Jim Cornette) pinned Tatanka in a non-title match with a belly to belly suplex and the Bonzai Drop at 9:20
3/13/94 – included the same interview with Bret Hart and Lex Luger from WWF Superstars:
Owen Hart defeated Jason Headings via submission with the Sharpshooter
WWF IC Champion Razor Ramon pinned Reno Riggins with the Razor’s Edge
WWF Tag Team Champions the Quebecers (w/ Johnny Polo) defeated Rich Myers & Steve Smith
Bam Bam Bigelow (w/ Luna Vachon) pinned an unknown following the diving headbutt
Randy Savage pinned Ben Jordan with the flying elbowsmash
3/20/94 – featured Gorilla Monsoon & Stan Lane on the streets of New York City hyping WrestleMania X later that day:
3/27/94:
Owen Hart defeated Mike Moraldo via submission with the Sharpshooter
Jeff Jarrett pinned Miguel Rosado with a DDT
Sparky Plugg pinned Iron Mike Sharpe
Diesel pinned David Thornberg with the powerbomb
Men on a Mission (w/ Oscar) defeated Mike Bell & Derek Domino
Adam Bomb (w/ Harvey Wippleman) pinned John Paul with the powerbomb
Earthquake pinned the Brooklyn Brawler with the sit-down splash
4/3/94:
Lex Luger defeated Derek Domino via submission with the torture rack
The Heavenly Bodies (w/ Jim Cornette) defeated PJ Walker & John Crystal
Tatanka pinned Corey Student
Crush (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated Mike Grey
The Smoking Gunns defeated Tony Devito & Duane Gill
Kwang (w/ Harvey Wippleman) pinned Ben Jordan with a spin kick
Doink the Clown (w/ Dink) pinned Jim Massenger with the Whoopie Cushion

WWF @ Indianapolis, IN – Market Square Arena – February 23, 1995
Aldo Montoya pinned Kwang with a backslide
The Blu Twins defeated the New Headshrinkers
Razor Ramon defeated WWF IC Champion Jeff Jarrett via disqualification when the Roadie interfered
Bret Hart defeated Owen Hart with the Sharpshooter in a no holds barred match
Kama defeated Bob Holly
Hakushi pinned the 1-2-3 Kid with a running senton
Shawn Michaels pinned Lex Luger with the superkick
WWF World Champion Diesel pinned Bam Bam Bigelow after Bigelow missed a moonsault

WWF @ LaCrosse, WI – February 23, 1995
Doink the Clown defeated Henry Godwinn
WWF Women’s Champion Bull Nakano pinned Alundra Blayze by using the ropes for leverage; after the bout, Adam Bomb came out to complain about the result
The Brooklyn Brawler defeated an unknown
Adam Bomb pinned Bob Backlund; after the bout, Backlund applied the Crossface Chicken Wing until Duke Drose made the save
Duke Drose defeated Mantaur
WWF Tag Team Champions the Smoking Gunns defeated Well Dunn
The Undertaker pinned King Kong Bundy with a flying clothesline

ECW @ Glenolden, PA – Briarcliffe Fieldhouse – February 23, 1996 (493)
Just Another Night
The Bad Crew defeated JT Smith & Joel Hartgood at 1:10 when Hartgood was pinned following a powerbomb / splash off the top double team; prior to the bout, Smith attacked his own partner and assaulted him with a steel chair before leaving ringside, causing Hartgood to work the match by himself; after the match, the Sandman appeared, caned Bad Crew out of the ring, caned Hartgood outside the ring, and then left ringside
The Pitbulls (w/ Francine) defeated Stevie Richards & the Blue Meanie at 9:06 when both men pinned Meanie following the Super Bomb after Richards was knocked to the floor
Bill Alfonso (w/ Taz) pinned Tod Gordon (w/ Bam Bam Bigelow) at 2:36 after Taz punched Gordon on the face as Alphonso was covered; after the bout, Alphonso hit Gordon with a steel chair until Bigelow got in the ring and no sold a chair shot from Taz, scaring Taz and Alphonso to the floor
Mikey Whipwreck defeated El Puerto Ricano
ECW Tag Team Champions Perry Saturn & John Kronus defeated Buh Buh Ray Dudley & Hack Myers at 6:03 when Kronus pinned Myers with Total Elimination after Buh Buh Ray was knocked to the floor; prior to the bout, the champions laid out CW Dudley with Total Elimination, with the Big Dick Dudley then attacking them and dropping Saturn with the chokeslam; moments later, the other Dudleys helped CW backstage as Big Dick was escorted backstage by security; Buh Buh worked most of the match himself as Myers didn’t appear until the 4-minute mark
The Sandman pinned Axl Rotten at 16:09 with a legdrop off the top after repeatedly caning Rotten; after the bout, the Sandman grabbed the mic and praised Rotten, with Rotten then handing Sandman a beer and leaving ringside, letting him enjoy the victory
Bam Bam Bigelow pinned Cactus Jack (w/ Stevie Richards & the Blue Meanie) at 3:47 with a clothesline; prior to the bout, Richards, Meanie, and Cactus did a Fabulous Ones strut as a going away present to Cactus since he was leaving for the WWF; moments later, Bigelow knocked the two out of the ring, with Cactus then grabbing the mic, making fun of Bigelow for main eventing WrestleMania against Lawrence Taylor, and saying he was about to become an even bigger star than Bigelow in the WWF; Bigelow then grabbed the mic and said McMahon told him to do the job to LT but no one told him to do the job to Cactus; Cactus wore a “WW F’N F” t-shirt for the bout; after the match, Bigelow fought off an attack from all three before Taz, with Bill Alphonso, attacked Bigelow from behind and applied the Tazmission; El Puerto Ricano, Joel Hartgood, and Buh Buh Ray Dudley attempted to make the save but were laid out as well
ECW TV Champion 2 Cold Scorpio fought Sabu to a 20-minute time-limit draw at 19:59; the bell rang immediately after the challenger hit an Arabian Facebuster; after the match, Scorpio offered his hand to Sabu, with Sabu shaking it and each man raising the other’s out of respect; moments later, Scorpio hit a clothesline on Sabu and left the ring, only for Sabu to jump him in the aisle
ECW World Champion Raven (w/ Kimona Wanalaya, Stevie Richards, & the Blue Meanie) pinned Shane Douglas at 12:41 with a DDT onto a steel chair after Richards hit Douglas with the Stevie Kick behind the referee’s back after Douglas laid out an interfering Cactus Jack; Brian Pillman appeared at the 6:30 mark, taking photographs at ringside, but was eventually removed by security as Douglas himself was restrained from getting at Pillman; after the match, Sandman made the save, clearing the ring of Raven, Richards, and Meanie; moments later, Douglas grabbed the mic and offered Sandman a deal that whichever of them won the title from Raven the other would get the first shot; after Douglas and Sandman again cleared Richards and Meanie from the ring, Sandman accepted Douglas’ offer by symbolically giving him a beer

WWF @ Scranton, PA – CYC – February 23, 1996
Razor Ramon and Diesel did not appear as scheduled; Razor was in the middle of a 6-week suspension and Diesel was recovering from a seperated shoulder
Henry & Phinneas Godwinn defeated Skip & Zip
Justin Bradshaw defeated Marty Jannetty
Ahmed Johnson defeated Davey Boy Smith
Savio Vega defeated WWF IC Champion Goldust via count-out
Steve Austin defeated Bob Holly
Yokozuna defeated Owen Hart
Fatu defeated the 1-2-3 Kid
Duke Drose defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley
WWF World Champion Bret Hart fought the Undertaker to a no contest when Owen Hart interfered

WWF Superstars
Taped 2/17/97; Nashville, TN; Arena
2/23/97:
Goldust defeated TL Hopper
Henry & Phinneas Godwinn defeated the Headbangers via disqualification when the New Blackjacks interfered
The Headbangers defeated the New Blackjacks via disqualification when the Godwinns interfered
Crush (w/ the Nation) pinned WWF Tag Team Champion Davey Boy Smith (w/ WWF Tag Team Champion Owen Hart) after Savio Vega held Smith’s leg during an attempted suplex into the ring and held the foot down during the cover; after the match, Smith fired Clarence Mason as he and Owen Hart’s manager – though Owen wasn’t happy with the decision

WWF @ Glens Falls, NY – Civic Center – February 23, 1997 (2,537)
Brakkus defeated Tony Devito
Headbanger Mosh defeated Barry Horowitz
Headbanger Thrasher defeated Freddie Joe Floyd
Bart Gunn defeated TL Hopper
Blackjack Windham & Blackjack Bradshaw defeated Henry & Phinneas Godwinn
Marlena defeated Sunny via disqualification in an arm wrestling match
Goldust defeated Crush
The Undertaker defeated Farooq in a steel cage match

WWF @ Cologne, Germany – Sporthalle – February 23, 1997 (3,323)
Aldo Montoya defeated Bob Holly
Doug Furnas & Phil LaFon defeated Salvatore Sincere & Leif Cassidy
WWF IC Champion Rocky Maivia defeated Owen Hart via disqualification
The Sultan defeated Flash Funk
WWF European Title Tournament Quarter Finals: Bret Hart defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley via submission with the Sharpshooter
Davey Boy Smith defeated Bart Gunn
Ahmed Johnson defeated Vader
WWF World Champion Psycho Sid defeated Mankind

SuperBrawl VII – San Francisco, CA – Cow Palace – February 23, 1997 (13,324; announced as a sell out)
Hugh Morrus defeated Joe Gomez
The Ultimo Dragon defeated Pat Tanaka
Pay-per-view bouts – featured an opening segment in which Roddy Piper was shown leaving Alcatraz prison after being inside a week while preparing for his match against WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan; included Tony Schiavone, Dusty Rhodes, & Bobby Heenan on commentary; the first WCW pay-per-view shown in Australia; featured Gene Okerlund interviewing Diamond Dallas Page backstage about which member of the nWo he would be facing later in the night, during which time Okerlund confirmed his opponent would be Buff Bagwell; included Okerlund interviewing the Giant backstage about facing Scott Hall & Kevin Nash later in the show in a handicap match:
Syxx pinned WCW Cruiserweight Champion Dean Malenko to win the title at 12:02 when Syxx hit Malenko with the title belt after a tug-of-war over the belt with WCW US Champion Eddie Guerrero, who came out late in the match to prevent the challenger from using the weapon; Syxx came to the ring in possession of the belt after stealing it from Malenko weeks earlier
Konnan, La Parka, & Villano IV defeated Juventud Guerrera, Ciclope, & Super Calo at 8:54 when Konnan pinned Guerrera with the sit-down crucifix powerbomb; Guerrera seemingly kicked out at 2 but the decision stood; Mike Tenay did guest commentary for the bout
WCW TV Champion Prince Iaukea pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 8:57 after Lord Steven Regal came out, pulled Mysterio off the apron – causing Mysterio to hit his face on the aprong – and shoved him back inside the ring; after the bout, Iaukea, not wanting to win under those circumstances, handed the title belt to Mysterio who later handed it back
Diamond Dallas Page defeated Buff Bagwell via disqualification at 9:46 when WCW Cruiserweight Champion Syxx, Vincent, Michael Wallstreet, and Nick Patrick rushed the ring after Bagwell sustained the Diamond Cutter, with Page then leaving through the crowd
WCW US Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned Chris Jericho with a crucifix into a sunset flip at 12:04; after the bout, the two men shook hands (Viva La Raza: The Legacy of Eddie Guerrero)
Public Enemy defeated the Barbarian & Meng and Harlem Heat (w/ Sister Sherri) at 7:45 when Rocco Rock pinned Barbarian when, after the Barbarian caught Rocco in mid-air as he attempted a somersault splash off the top, Grunge came off the top sending Rocco on top for the win
Jeff Jarrett pinned Steve McMichael (w/ Debra) at 8:13 when Debra threw the steel briefcase over her head behind her into the ring, as McMichael tried to get at it, with Jarrett then hitting him with the weapon; due to pre-match stipulations, Jarrett became a member of the Four Horsemen
Chris Benoit (w/ Woman) pinned Kevin Sullivan (w/ Jacquiline & Jimmy Hart) in a death match at 8:34 following a headbutt off the top as Sullivan was laid across a table in the ring, with Jacquiline covering Sullivan; Woman and Jacquiline were strapped together for much of the match; after the bout, Arn Anderson was seen near the entranceway watching; moments later, Paul Orndorff, Terry Taylor, and Lee Marshal came out to check on Benoit, Sullivan, and Jacquiline, who were then taken backstage on stretchers and loaded into the back of ambulances
Lex Luger & the Giant defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Kevin Nash & Scott Hall (w/ WCW Cruiserweight Champion Syxx) to win the titles at 8:53 when Nash submitted to Luger’s Torture Rack; the Giant wrestled the match as a handicap match, since Eric Bischoff didn’t allow Luger to compete due to having a cast on his hand following an injury, but Luger appeared at the 8-minute mark, shoving Bischoff out of the way in the aisle; after the bout, the Giant hit the chokeslam on Hall and had referee Marc Curtis count Hall down for 3
WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan (w/ Ted Dibiase) pinned Roddy Piper at 11:00 after hitting him with a foreign object placed in his hand by Randy Savage, who appeared ringside mid-way through the bout; early in the bout, Piper fought off Vincent and Michael Wallstreet; Sting and Savage appeared mid-way through, with Savage coming ringside as Sting went backstage; Piper thought he had won, and the bell rang, at 10:14 with the sleeper but Hogan’s foot was outside the ring; after the bout, Hogan and Savage double teamed Piper, with Savage dropping the flying elbowsmash on Piper three times as Hogan held him down

WCW @ Sacramento, CA – Arco Arena – February 23, 1998
Robert Thompson & Donovan Morgan defeated Mike Modest & Maxx Justice
Monday Nitro:
Lex Luger defeated Curt Hennig via disqualification
Lex Luger defeated Scott Steiner via disqualification
WCW US Champion Diamond Dallas Page defeated Van Hammer
The Ultimo Dragon defeated Kaz Hayashi
Chris Benoit defeated Raven via disqualification at 4:20 when Billy Kidman interfered; after the bout, the Flock attacked Benoit until WCW US Champion Diamond Dallas Page made the save; moments later, Benoit accidentally hit DDP, leading to a brawl between DDP, Benoit, and Raven
WCW Cruiserweight Champion Chris Jericho defeated Lenny Lane
Rick Steiner defeated Vincent
Perry Saturn defeated Yuji Nagata
Konnan defeated Lizmark Jr.
Buff Bagwell & Scott Norton defeated High Voltage
Eddie Guerrero defeated Disco Inferno
Ric Flair defeated Brad Armstrong

WCW Thunder
Taped 2/22/00; Reno, NV
2/23/00:
Fit Finlay pinned Evan Karagias in a hardcore match
La Parka defeated Berlyn
Buff Bagwell pinned David Flair
Tank Abbott defeated Mike Jones via KO
Vampiro defeated Ric Flair via reverse decision
WCW Cruiserweight Champion TAFKA Prince Iaukea (w/ Paisley) pinned Crowbar
The Wall pinned Disco Inferno
Ron & Don Harris defeated Booker T & Billy Kidman (w/ Torrie Wilson)
WCW World Champion Sid Vicious defeated Lex Luger (w/ Elizabeth) via disqualification in a non-title match

WWF @ Little Rock, AR – February 23, 2000 (15,892)
The Godfather defeated Viscera
Christian defeated WWF Hardcore Champion Crash Holly in a non-title match
Edge defeated Albert
Too Cool defeated Al Snow & Steve Blackman and the Headbangers in an elimination match
WWF European Champion Kurt Angle defeated WWF IC Champion Chris Jericho via disqualification
Kane defeated X-Pac
Rikishi defeated Hardcore Holly
WWF Women’s Champion Jackie defeated Ivory
The Acolytes defeated the Dudley Boyz
The Rock defeated the Big Bossman in an Arkansas streetfight

WWF @ Buffalo, NY – February 23, 2002 (7,088)
Edge pinned Lance Storm with the spear
Mr. Perfect pinned Rob Van Dam with his feet on the ropes
WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo defeated Albert & Scotty 2 Hotty when Gunn pinned Scotty with the Fameasser
Rikishi pinned Booker T with the Bonzai Drop
WWF European Champion Diamond Dallas Page pinned Christian with the Diamond Cutter
Triple H pinned Kurt Angle with the Pedigree
Matt & Jeff Hardy & Lita defeated the Dudley Boyz & WWF Women’s Champion Jazz when Lita hit a moonsault after Matt executed the Twist of Fate on Jazz
Test pinned Kane with a boot to the face after Kurt Angle interfered and hit the Olympic Slam
Steve Austin pinned Scott Hall (w/ Kevin Nash) after executing the Stunner on both men

No Way Out 03 – Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre – February 23, 2003 (announced at 16,125)
Sunday Night Heat: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) at 4:35 by reversing a powerbomb into the West Coast Pop (No Way Out 03)
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Jonathan Coachman (sub. for Jim Ross who was said to have suffered a concussion the previous week on Raw) & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw and Michael Cole & Tazz on commentary for Smackdown!; included a backstage segment with WWE World Champion Kurt Angle, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas regarding the Canadian crowd and their match later in the show; featured backstage footage of World Heavyweight Champion Triple H, Ric Flair, Randy Orton, & Batista arriving in a limo; as they walked off the screen, a black pickup truck with Steve Austin’s logo was seen in the background; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Matt Hardy, with Shannon Moore, regarding his weight loss training to qualify for a Cruiserweight Title shot; moments later, Matt confronted Jeff Hardy and said he wouldn’t be losing so much if he was a Mattitude Follower, with Jeff then slapping Matt in the face; featured a backstage segment in which officials, Stephanie McMahon, Chris Benoit, and Brock Lesnar tended to Edge, who had been founded knocked out; included pre-taped footage of Edge, in a neckbrace, being taken away by medics as Stephanie told Benoit & Lesnar that their match was next; featured a backstage segment with Eric Bischoff and Chief Morley in which Morley said Bischoff had a number of wrestlers ready to interfere on his behalf against Steve Austin; moments later, Vince McMahon appeared and said no one would interfere in the match or they would be fired; included an ad for “Before They Were WWE Superstars Vol. 2;” featured a backstage segment in which various WWE wrestlers laughed at Bischoff as he made his way down the hallway for his match:
Chris Jericho defeated Jeff Hardy at 13:00 via submission with the Walls of Jericho after reversing a hurricanrana off the top into a powerbomb; after the bout, Shawn Michaels – who was banned from ringside by Eric Bischoff – made the save as Jericho kept the hold applied; moments later, Christian – who was also banned – attempted to double team Michaels but Michaels cleared the ring of both he and Jericho; Jericho was audibly cheered during the contest; Michaels was heavily booed upon his appearance
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions William Regal & Lance Storm defeated Rob Van Dam & Kane at 9:20 when Regal pinned RVD after Kane, blinded after his mask had been turned around, accidentally hit the chokeslam on his partner after Storm shoved RVD into Kane; after the bout, RVD argued with Kane over the loss before leaving the ring alone
Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman at 9:34 with a Twist of Fate off the top to win the title after Moore grabbed Kidman’s leg as he attempted the Shooting Star Press; late in the bout, Kidman kicked out of Hardy’s Twist of Fate
The Undertaker defeated the Big Show (w/ Paul Heyman) via KO with a triangle choke at 14:08, moments after Show dropped Taker with the chokeslam; during the bout, it was announced Edge had been taken to a nearby hospital as a result of being attacked backstage earlier in the show; late in the match, Albert appeared at ringside to interfere on behalf of Show but Taker easily fought him off; after the contest, Taker attempted to hit Show with a steel chair but Albert attacked him from behind and dropped him with the Derailer
Brock Lesnar & Chris Benoit defeated WWE World Champion Kurt Angle & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas (w/ Paul Heyman) in a handicap match at 13:17 when Haas submitted to Benoit’s Crippler Crossface immediately after Lesnar dropped Angle with the F5; after the bout, Lesnar took possession of Angle’s title belt and dared Angle to take it from him
World Heavyweight Champion Triple H (w/ Ric Flair) pinned Scott Steiner at 13:02 with the Pedigree, moments after Steiner kicked out after being hit with the title belt; the champion was cheered during the bout while the challenger was booed; late in the contest, Randy Orton and Batista interfered on behalf of the champion but were knocked to the floor by Steiner
Steve Austin pinned Eric Bischoff at 4:25 after dropping Bischoff with the Stunner three consecutive times; Jim Ross provided guest commentary for the match; pre-match stipulations stated anyone who interfered in the bout would be fired; during the contest, members of the Raw roster – including Test, Stacy Keibler, Maven, Tommy Dreamer, Al Snow, and the Hurricane – were shown watching backstage and, after the bout, cheering; moments after the bout ended, Austin dropped Bischoff with a fourth Stunner (Austin’s TV return after an 8-month absence)
The Rock pinned Hulk Hogan at 12:36 with the Rock Bottom after hitting him with a steel chair, slid to him by referee Sylvian Grenier who pretended to be knocked out; Hogan hit the legdrop on Rock late in the match and made the cover only for the lights to go out; when they came back on, Grenier was knocked out and Vince McMahon appeared, distracting Hogan from ringside; after the bout, McMahon celebrated with the Rock and Grenier; McMahon returned to the ring moments later, taking off his jacket and shirt to reveal a “Hulkamania sucks” t-shirt underneath; McMahon then tore the shirt and threw it in the face of the bloody Hogan as the show came to a close

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Joplin, MO – Memorial Hall – February 23, 2004 (2,200; sell out)
Orlando Jordan pinned Chuck Palumbo with a flying crossbody
Jamie Noble defeated John Hennigan
Billy Gunn & Matt Cappotelli defeated Albert & Matt Morgan when Cappotelli scored the pin after a miscommunication
WWE US Champion the Big Show pinned John Cena with the chokeslam after Cena sustained a low blow from an interfering Dawn Marie
Hardcore Holly pinned Rhyno after avoiding the Gore and hitting his own for the win
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty defeated Doug & Danny Basham when Rikishi scored the pin with a Samoan Drop
The Acolytes defeated Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin after Bradshaw hit the Clothesline from Hell
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Tajiri and Billy Kidman with a roll up and using the tights for leverage
WWE World Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned Kurt Angle with a roll up

WWE @ Omaha, NE – Quest Center – February 23, 2004 (14,572; sell out)
Spike Dudley defeated Mike Bucci
Sunday Night Heat:
Garrison Cade & Mark Jindrak defeated the Hurricane & Rosey
Matt Hardy defeated Chris Guy
Lance Storm defeated El Conquistador; after the bout, Storm had a confrontation with Test as Test made his way ringside for the following bout
Test pinned Steven Richards in a No DQ match with the boot to the face after Lance Storm’s interference backfired
Raw – featured a taped interview between Jim Ross and Mick Foley in which Foley said he would be at Raw the following week in Atlanta; included Vince McMahon agreeing to make WrestleMania matches pitting Stacy Keibler & Jackie Gayda against Torrie Wilson & Sable and the Undertaker against Kane – as well as announcing that Brock Lesnar would meet Bill Goldberg – with Steve Austin acting as the special referee:
Victoria defeated WWE Women’s Champion Molly Holly, Jazz, and Lita in an elimination match to win the title at 9:42; order of elimination: Lita pinned Jazz with the DDT at the 54 second mark; Victoria pinned Molly with a roll over at 1:30 as Molly had a cover on Lita (Molly attacked Victoria after being pinned); Victoria pinned Lita with the Widow’s Peak after preventing the moonsault; after the bout, Steven Richards came to the ring to celebrate with the new champion
WWE IC Champion Randy Orton pinned Val Venis in a non-title match with the RKO at 5:13 after sending Venis into the corner
Chris Benoit defeated Batista via submission at around the 8 minute mark by reversing an attempt at the sit-down powerbomb into the Crippler Crossface; prior to the bout, Benoit confronted Evolution during an in-ring promo which resulted in a brawl also involving Shawn Michaels; the fight was eventually broken up by Steve Austin, as Benoit had Michaels in the Crossface, and he ordered that if anyone interfered in the bout then they wouldn’t make it to WrestleMania; the match began during the commercial break
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Rob Van Dam & Booker T defeated Rob Conway & Rene Dupree in a non-title match at 4:35 when RVD pinned Dupree, the illegal man, with the Five Star Frog Splash after Dupree sustained Booker’s scissors kick
Christian defeated Trish Stratus via submission with his version of the Walls of Jericho at 1:27; Christian had originally planned to lay down for Trish and let her win the bout but the changed his mind
Vince McMahon fought Eric Bischoff to a no contest at the 3 minute mark when Brock Lesnar came out of the crowd and hit the F5 on special referee Steve Austin, while the participants battled on the floor

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Christchurch, New Zealand – Westpac Stadium – February 23, 2007 (9,000; sell out)
Kane defeated Booker T via disqualification
Gene Snitsky defeated CM Punk
WWE US Champion Chris Benoit pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Elijah Burke & Marquis Cor Von defeated Sabu & Tommy Dreamer
The Undertaker pinned MVP
Michelle McCool defeated Kelly Kelly; Matt Striker was the guest referee for the bout
ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley defeated Rob Van Dam and Hardcore Holly
World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned Ken Kennedy with a spinebuster

WWE Smackdown!
Taped 2/20/07; San Diego, CA; ipayOne Center
2/23/07 – featured Michael Cole interviewing World Heavyweight Champion Batista in the ring to open the show in which Batista said he had nothing but respect for the Undertaker but could not apologize for what he did at No Way Out because of the chokeslam Taker gave him several weeks back; he then said he would go into WrestleMania with the title and would leave with the title; included several clips throughout the show highlighting Rey Mysterio Jr.’s career – his tag team title win with Eddie Guerrero, his 2006 Royal Rumble victory, World Heavyweight Title win at WrestleMania 22, and putting John Bradshaw Layfield into retirement; featured Maryse welcoming the fans back from the commercial breaks; included Vickie Guerrero speaking with Kristal backstage in which Vickie said her “surprise” had already been taken care of; featured a vignette promoting Ashley’s appearance in ‘Playboy,’ available March 12; included the announcement the Undertaker would respond to Batista’s comments the following week; featured a video package promoting Curt Hennig’s induction into the 2007 WWE Hall of Fame; included a closing in-ring promo by Rey Mysterio Jr., using a walking cane, in which he talked about how happy he was to be back home; moments later, Vince McMahon, with several security guards, came out, and cut a lengthy promo on his hair vs. hair match against Donald Trump at WrestleMania; after Mysterio said Vince was a loser, Vince introduced his WrestleMania disignee WWE IC Champion Umaga; Vince then asked Mysterio to answer again but, before he could do so, Vince hit him with his own cane and Umaga dropped him with a Samoan Drop before crushing him in the corner; Vince then ordered Umaga to hit a top rope splash onto Mysterio’s injured knee; Mysterio was then taken backstage on a stretcher as the show came to a close:
Matt Hardy, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick (w/ Ashley) defeated Joey Mercury, Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 11:22 when Hardy pinned Mercury with the Twist of Fate after Mercury tried using his facemask as a weapon
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Scotty 2 Hotty in a non-title match with a roll over and putting his feet on the ropes for leverage at 7:39; early in the bout, Gregory Helms was seen watching the bout backstage
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Booker T (w/ Sharmell) pinned Kane in a falls count anywhere match at 17:56 by pinning Kane on the floor after the Great Khali attacked Kane and threw him through the ringside barricade; after the commercial break, Booker & Sharmell were shown celebrating backstage until Khali appeared, with Booker extending his hand for Khali to shake and Khali shaking his arm before walking off
Finlay & Lil Bastard defeated the Boogeyman & Little Boogeyman at around the 4-minute mark when Bastard pinned Boogeyman with a DDT after Finlay hit Boogeyman with his shillalagh (the bout began during the commercial break)

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