• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 18, 1985) – WWF The War To Settle The Score
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on February 18, 1985, the World Wrestling Federation held ‘WWF The War To Settle The Score’ at the world famous Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
Only the Hogan/Piper main event for the World title aired on MTV, while the rest of the card were basically dark matches.
This was the event that was used to build up the storylines for the very first WrestleMania, that happened a little over a month later.
Here are the results:
Moondog Spot wrestled Rick McGraw to a draw
Johnny Rodz defeated Jose Louis Rivera
Hillbilly Jim defeated Rene Goulet
WWF Women’s Championship: Leilani Kai defeated Wendi Richter (c)
David Sammartino defeated Moondog Rex
Nikolai Volkoff (with Freddie Blassie) defeated Swede Hanson
Jimmy Snuka defeated Bob Orton
Paul Orndorff defeated Tony Atlas
WWF Tag Team Championship: The U.S. Express (c) (with Lou Albano) defeated The Spoiler & The Assassin
Don Muraco defeated Salvatore Bellomo
WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Hulk Hogan (c) defeated Roddy Piper by DQ
• Arena Refuses To Host AEW Events Due To WWE
According to Fightful, The Heritage Bank Center in Cincinnati, Ohio has refused to host any AEW events because of their relationship with WWE.
Jon Moxley reportedly pushed AEW officials to do an event in Cincinnati. AEW still has the option to do events at Cintas Center at Xavier University (which has a capacity of 10,000).
Things like this aren’t uncommon, as WWE tried to block NJPW & ROH from doing their G1 Supercard event at Madison Square Garden last year.
Also, WWF & WCW used to block each other from various venues during the Monday Night Wars.
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