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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 20, 1989) – NWA Chi-Town Rumble

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on February 20, 1989, Ted Turner’s WCW aired ‘NWA Chi-Town Rumble’ LIVE on PPV from the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois.

This pay-per-view featured the first out of 3 legendary Flair/Steamboat matches.

Here are the results:

Michael Hayes def. Russian Assassin I

Sting def. Butch Reed

Loser Leaves NWA
The Midnight Express & Jim Cornette def. The Original Midnight Express & Paul E. Dangerously

NWA World Television Championship
Mike Rotunda def. Rick Steiner (c)

NWA United States Heavyweight Championship
Lex Luger def. Barry Windham (c)

NWA World Tag Team Championship
The Road Warriors (c) def. The Varsity Club

NWA World Heavyweight Championship
Ricky Steamboat def. Ric Flair (c)

• History Made Twice On This Week’s Raw

On this week’s episode of Raw, history was made twice! Former WWE Champion Seth Rollins made history on Raw when he wrestled for 1 hour & 5 minutes in the 7 man Gauntlet match.

This is the longest time a wrestler has spent in a match in the 25 year history of Monday Night Raw. Rollins went on to defeat Roman Reigns & John Cena during his time in the match and got pinned by Elias after that.

You can watch him pin Reigns & Cena below:

Also, this Gauntlet match (which was eventually won by Braun Strowman) ended up being the longest match in WWF/E history. It lasted 1 hour & 47 minutes.

        
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