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February 6th
On this day in history in ....


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 Colón for the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title in Bayamón, 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 Máscaras 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.
SmackDown!
- 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).
Heat:
- 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.
RAW:
- 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:
Dark matches:
- Chuck Palumbo defeated Shannon Moore.
- Chavo Guerrero defeated Johnny Dyson.
ECW:
- 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.
SmackDown!:
- 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.

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