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On This Day In Wrestling History: February 7th

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Below you will find everything that happened in Professional Wrestling history on February 7th.


• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 7, 1988) – WWF House Show

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on February 7, 1988, the World Wrestling Federation held an untelevised house show at the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, California.

This live event included matches on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania IV’ PPV.

The Million Dollar Man was announced as the “WWF Heavyweight Champion” here, and he was also wearing the belt.

The results can be found below:

Lanny Poffo defeated Terry Gibbs

Dan Spivey defeated Scott Casey

WWF Women’s Tag Team Champions The Jumping Bomb Angels defeated Judy Martin & Leilani Kai

Greg Valentine defeated Brutus Beefcake by count-out

Sam Houston defeated Danny Davis

Davey Boy Smith & The Dynamite Kid defeated The Islanders

The One Man Gang defeated Jake Roberts by DQ

Ted DiBiase defeated Bam Bam Bigelow




• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 7, 1987) – WWF Boston Garden Show

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on February 7, 1987, the World Wrestling Federation held a televised house show at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

This live event was televised on the local NESN channel with Gorilla Monsoon & Ken Resnick doing commentary.

You can find the results here:

Tama defeated Frenchy Martin (sub. for Butch Reed)

Koko B. Ware defeated the Red Demon

Hercules defeated Billy Jack Haynes

Haku defeated Terry Gibbs

Non-Title: Jacques & Raymond Rougeau defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart

King Kong Bundy defeated Pete Doherty by DQ

Ricky Steamboat defeated Sika

Dino Bravo defeated SD Jones

Lumberjack Match: Bruno Sammartino defeated WWF IC Champion Randy Savage by DQ



• Old School WWF Jobber Would Have Celebrated His Birthday

Today would have been the birthday of Old School World Wrestling Federation Jobber Rusty Brooks (Real name: Kurt Koski).

Brooks used to be a ‘Jobber To The Stars’ on World Wrestling Federation TV from 1984 until 1986 and then again in 1988.

His biggest claim to fame was wrestling WWF World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan on an episode of ‘WWF Championship Wrestling’ in 1985.


February 7, 1958 – February 11, 2021



• Old School NWA Veteran Celebrates His Birthday

Old School NWA Veteran Rip Rogers (Real name: Mark Sciarra) celebrates his birthday today.

Rip Rogers wrestled for several territories in the 70s and 80s, such as Jim Crockett Promotions, International Championship Wrestling (ICW), Pacific Northwest Wrestling (Portland), All-Star Wrestling (Vancouver) and Continental Championship Wrestling, before he had one final run with Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling from 1991 till 1995, where he was mostly used as a “Jobber To The Stars”.

After Rogers retired from active professional wrestling in 2000, he became the head coach of Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), a position he still holds as of today.

Especially Randy Orton credits Rip Rogers for teaching him a lot about the business during the time, when Randy was in OVW, while it was the WWE’s developmental promotion.




• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 7, 1992) – NWA Legend Passed Away

On this day in 1992 we lost Old School NWA Legend “Mad Dog” Buzz Sawyer (Real name: Bruce Woyan) at the young age of 32 due to a drug overdose.

Buzz Sawyer wrestled for several territories during the 70s & 80s, most famously Jim Crockett Promotions, Mid-South Wrestling, Pacific Northwest Wrestling and Georgia Championship Wrestling.

He also had a brief run for the World Wrestling Federation in 1984, where he was known as “Bulldog” Buzz Sawyer.

In the 80s, a young Mark Calaway (now known as The Undertaker) paid him to get trained, but Sawyer bailed on him, took the money and moved elsewhere.

Buzz was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021 as part of their annual “Legacy Wing” inductions.


June 14, 1959 – February 7, 1992


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