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This Day in Wrestling History (February 28)

33 years ago today in Atlanta, Georgia, Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen defeated Jack and Jerry Brisco in the finals of a one-night tournament to win the vacated NWA World Tag Team Championship. The title was vacated when Ole's original partner Gene Anderson was injured back in October and Ole was forced to give up his half of the title two months later.

29 years ago today in Houston, Texas, Dick Slater defeated Jake Roberts to win the Mid-South Television Championship. He would be the last to hold the title before the name change a few weeks later when Mid-South became the Universal Wrestling Federation.

26 years ago today at a World Championship Wrestling taping, Rick Steiner and Eddie Gilbert defeated Kevin Sullivan and Steve Williams to win the NWA United States Tag Team Championship.

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15 years ago today on Nitro, 3 Count (Shane Helms, Evan Karagis, and Shannon Moore) defeated Brian Knobbs to win the WCW Hardcore Championship. Since all three men pinned Knobbs at the same time, they were recognized as the champion as a group.

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15 years ago today on RAW is WAR, Mark Henry and Crash Holly fought to a no contest for the WWF Hardcore Championship. During the bout, Mae gave a splash on Crash, then collapsed in pain. Later in the show, Mae gave birth to Mark Henry's baby, which turned out to be (and I wish I were making this up) a hand.

14 years ago today in Dover, Delaware, Nick Berk defeated Justice Pain to win the CZW World Heavyweight Championship...only to lose it moments later to Yoshihiro Tajiri...who would lose it to John Zandig. In the same day.

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13 years ago today, WWF premiered Tough Enough 2 on MTV. The series wound up being won by Linda Miles and Jackie Gayda. Matt Morgan, Kenny Layne (aka Kenny King), and Jessie Ward (wife of ROH star Tommaso Ciampa) were also a part of the cast.

Among those not making the cut for the second season cast were John Hennigan (who wound up winning the show's third season), Shelly Martinez (aka ECW's Ariel and TNA's Salinas), Kia Stevens (best known as Awesome Kong), Kim Neilson (who had a brief run in TNA and was a part of The Biggest Loser Season 13 cast), Chad Lail (aka Gunner), and Shad Gaspard (who was a part of the original final cast, but failed a drug test before the show began taping).

6 years ago today, Ring of Honor tapes its first series of episodes for HDNet. In the featured bout, which would not air until the third episode, Bryan Danielson defeated Austin Aries by submission.

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2 years ago today at an Impact Wrestling taping at Universal Orlando, Kenny King defeated Rob Van Dam to win the TNA X Division Championship.

1 year ago today at Shine 17 in Ybor City, Florida, Leva Bates and Mia Yim defeated Allisin Kay and Taylor Made in the finals of a one-night tournament to win the Shine Tag Team Championship.

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