• WCW/WWF Veteran Passed Away 27 Years Ago At The Age Of 33
On this day in 1995, we lost Old School Wrestling Veteran “Hot Stuff” Eddie Gilbert (Real name: Thomas Gilbert Jr.) at the young age of 33 due to a heart attack.
Eddie wrestled for all the major big promotions during his career, including the World Wrestling Federation, Jim Crockett Promotions, World Championship Wrestling, Mid-South/UWF, ECW, USWA, GWF, …
He was married to famous wrestling valet Missy Hyatt from 1987 till 1989 and then married Madusa (later known as Alundra Blayze) in 1992.
† REST IN PEACE EDDIE GILBERT
August 14, 1961 – February 18, 1995
• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 18, 1985) – WWF The War To Settle The Score
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on February 18, 1985, the World Wrestling Federation held ‘WWF The War To Settle The Score’ at the world famous Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
Only the Hogan/Piper main event for the World title aired on MTV, while the rest of the card were basically dark matches.
This was the event that was used to build up the storylines for the very first WrestleMania, that happened a little over a month later.
Here are the results:
Moondog Spot wrestled Rick McGraw to a draw
Johnny Rodz defeated Jose Louis Rivera
Hillbilly Jim defeated Rene Goulet
WWF Women’s Championship: Leilani Kai defeated Wendi Richter (c)
David Sammartino defeated Moondog Rex
Nikolai Volkoff (with Freddie Blassie) defeated Swede Hanson
Jimmy Snuka defeated Bob Orton
Paul Orndorff defeated Tony Atlas
WWF Tag Team Championship: The U.S. Express (c) (with Lou Albano) defeated The Spoiler & The Assassin
Don Muraco defeated Salvatore Bellomo
WWF World Heavyweight Championship: Hulk Hogan (c) defeated Roddy Piper by DQ