• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 4, 1995) – ECW Double Tables
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on February 4, 1995, ECW hosted ‘Double Tables’ at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
This show included Old School NWA Legend & former 4 Horsemen member Tully Blanchard challenging for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship.
The results of the show:
Jason the Terrible & The Pitbulls defeated Hack Meyers & The Young Dragons
Tommy Dreamer defeated Stevie Richards
Mikey Whipwreck defeated Paul Lauria
Ian Rotten defeated Axl Rotten
Chris Benoit defeated Al Snow
ECW World Heavyweight Championship
Shane Douglas (c) defeated Tully Blanchard
Texas Death match
Cactus Jack defeated The Sandman
Double tables – ECW World Tag Team Championship
Sabu & The Tazmaniac defeated The Public Enemy (c)
• Top Raw Star Banged Up & Taking Time Off
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, former WWF Champion Kane, who was most recently involved in the Universal Title picture on Raw, is most probably banged up and was written off WWE programming after last week’s Last Man Standing match on Raw.
Kane lost to Braun Strowman in the Last Man Standing match. An angle was done after the match where Kane was taken to a local medical facility, but he left before being examined according to the following storyline update from WWE:
“During Raw’s Last Man Standing Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match, Braun Strowman upended the stage beneath the Raw announce desk, crushing Kane beneath it.
The Big Red Machine had difficulty breathing following the incident, and was rushed to a local medical facility. However, before Kane could be evaluated by medical personnel in the emergency room, he sat up on the examining table and crawled his way out of the medical facility. Kane has not been seen or heard from since.”
The Knox County election (in which Kane is competing) is coming up, so it doesn’t look like Kane will be back on WWE programming anytime soon, especially if he ends up winning.
His program with Strowman is reportedly over and Strowman will now focus on his WrestleMania 34 storyline soon.
• Former WrestleMania Main Eventer Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WrestleMania XI Main Eventer “L.T.” Lawrence Taylor celebrates his 59th birthday today.
Him and the late great Bam Bam Bigelow main eventing on the grandest stage of them all in 1995 marks the first time, last time and only time that a celebrity / non professional wrestler ever main evented a WrestleMania.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY L.T.!
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 4, 2016) – ECW Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2016, we lost Old School ECW Veteran Axl Rotten (Real name: Brian Knighton) at the age of 44 due to a heroin overdose.
Axl Rotten became famous while wrestling for Paul Heyman’s ECW from 1993 till 1999, most notably feuding with his kayfabe brother Ian Rotten and later teaming up with Balls Mahoney.
† Rest In Peace Axl Rotten
April 21, 1971 – February 4, 2016
• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (February 4, 1984) – Hulk Hogan/Big John Studd Face-Off
On this day in 1984, after “Mean” Gene Okerlund interviewed several WWF Wrestlers, WWF World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan and Big John Studd had an on air confrontation.
You can watch it all below:
• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (February 4, 1990) – Dino Bravo vs. Tito Santana
On this day in 1990, the WWF aired a ‘Superstar vs. Superstar’ match (as opposed to the usual jobber squash matches) on their weekly TV show, that had Canadian Strongman Dino Bravo wrestling the former WWF Intercontinental Champion Tito Santana.
You can watch the full match below: