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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Today in Wrestling History Feb 3rd

1968 - Giant Baba and Antonio Inoki defeat Crusher Lisowski and Dr. Bill Miller in Tokyo, Japan to win their second NWA International Tag Team Title.

1973 - All Japan Pro Wrestling becomes a member of the National Wrestling Alliance.

1976 - The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (Gene and Ole Anderson) defeat Rufus R. Jones and Wahoo McDaniel in Raleigh, North Carolina to win their third NWA World Tag Team Title.

1987 - Jeff Jarrett and Pat Tanaka defeat The Rock 'n' Roll RPM's (Mike Davis and Tommy Lane) in Memphis, Tennessee for the AWA Southern Tag Team Title. This ended the RPM's second reign.

1989 - The WWF's second edition of "The Main Event" airs live on NBC from the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The show got an 11.6 rating. The results were:
- The Mega Powers (Hulk Hogan and WWF Champion Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth)) defeated The Twin Towers (Akeem and The Big Boss Man (with Slick)), when Hogan pinned Akeem after a legdrop. During the match, Savage was thrown out of the ring by Akeem onto Elizabeth. Hogan carried Elizabeth backstage for medical attention. She came to and told Hogan to return to the ring. Hogan came back to the ring and called for a tag, and was then slapped in the face by Savage, who then left the ring. Hogan won the match, then went to the back as well. Savage accused Hogan of trying to steal Miss Elizabeth away, Hogan then begged Elizabeth to talk some sense into his partner, then Savage hit Hogan with the WWF Title belt and attacked him. Brutus Beefcake and several officials broke up the fight. The Mega Powers' five-month partnership was over, and the stage was set for Savage's title defense against Hogan two months later at WrestleMania V.

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