• Former WCW/WWE Referee Passes Away
We are saddened to report that former WCW/WWE referee Mickie Jay Henson has passed away at the age of 59.
He passed away due to pneumonia caused by COVID-19. The pneumonia caused severe lung damage. He was taken off life support.
WWE posted the following about this situation:
“WWE is saddened to learn that Mickie Jay Henson, former referee in both WWE and WCW, passed away at the age of 59.
Henson officiated his first match in 1987 at the Eddie Graham Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.
He then joined WCW in 1992 and went on to referee in some of the promotion’s most memorable matches, including the ending of Goldberg’s historic undefeated streak at the hands of Kevin Nash at Starrcade 1998.
Signing with WWE in 2005, Henson then brought his officiating expertise to more incredible bouts for years to come featuring the likes of John Cena, Kurt Angle, The Undertaker, Edge and many more.
WWE extends its condolences to Henson’s family, friends and fans.”
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 15, 1989) – NWA Clash Of The Champions 5
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on February 15, 1989, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired ‘NWA Clash Of The Champions V: St. Valentine’s Massacre’ LIVE on TBS from the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
The 6-man tag team main event featured a rare WCW/NWA appearance by Japanese Wrestler (now Japanese wrestling legend) Tenryu.
Below are the results from that night:
The Midnight Express defeated The Russian Assassins
Butch Reed defeated Steven Casey
Lex Luger defeated The Blackmailer
NWA United States Tag Team Championship: The Varsity Club defeated The Fantastics
Ricky Steamboat defeated Bob Bradley
Rick Steiner defeated Rip Morgan
NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship: The Road Warriors & Genichiro Tenryu (c) wrestled The Varsity Club to a double-DQ