• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 20, 1984) – WWF MSG House Show
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on February 20, 1984, the World Wrestling Federation held a televised house show in the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
The Garden was sold out that night with an attendance of 22,092 Fans in the arena.
The results can be found here:
Jose Luis Rivera Def. Charlie Fulton
Iron Mike Sharpe Def. B. Brian Blair
Afa Def. Tony Garea
The Iron Sheik Def. Eddie Gilbert
David Schultz & Roddy Piper Def. Invader I & Invader II
WWF Intercontinental Title
Tito Santana (c) Def. Don Muraco via count out
Andre The Giant Def. The Masked Superstar
WWF World Heavyweight Title
Hulk Hogan (c) Def.Paul Orndorff via count out
Jimmy Snuka Def. Samula
Ivan Putski & Rocky Johnson & Tony Atlas Def. Mr. Fuji & Sergeant Slaughter & Tiger Chung Lee
• Reason Behind Raw Star’s Name Getting Changed
Raw wrestler Apollo Crews’ last name has been dropped and the change was seen on WWE’s website and last night’s Raw.
Apollo now joins the following wrestlers whose names were changed on the WWE main roster:
– (Antonio) Cesaro
– Big E (Langston)
– (Adrian) Neville
– (Alexander) Rusev
– Elias (Samson)
– (Luke) Harper
– (Erick) Rowan
– Apollo (Crews)
Apollo’s name was dropped because of Nikolas Cruz, who killed 17 students and teachers in Parkland, Florida during the high school shooting incident. This move was made by Vince McMahon to avoid any allusion to Cruz (despite Apollo’s last name being spelled differently).