On This Day In Wrestling…27th February

On 27th February in wrestling history, Triple H and Cactus Jack waged a brutal war against each other inside the Hell In A Cell structure.

Triple H & Cactus Jack

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2000 – WWF ‘No Way Out’ took place at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut. The main event saw the retirement of the legendary Cactus Jack (Mick Foley) after a loss to Triple H in a Hell In A Cell match for the WWE Championship. The stipulation insisted that Jack retire in a loss. This marked the end of Foley’s full time career but he was in fact away from the ring less than a month as he took part in the main event of WrestleMania 2000 the following month. Elsewhere on the card, two titles changed hands. Kurt Angle defeated Chris Jericho to add the Intercontinental Championship to the European Championship he already held. Secondly, The Dudley Boyz won the WWF Tag Team Championship from The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Road Dogg).

2001 – Stacey Carter, AKA The Kat, was released from WWE for undetermined reasons. As a direct result, her husband Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler quit his role in the company, ending his eight year run. He would return to the WWF in November the same year after separating from Carter.

2014 – ‘NXT ArRival’ took place at Full Sail University in Florida. This was the first ever live event to be broadcast on the WWE Network. In the main event, Adrian Neville (PAC) defeated Bo Dallas in a ladder match to win the NXT Championship.

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2014 – ‘Shooter’ Billy Robinson passed away as a result of natural causes at the age of 75.

2020 – WWE Super Showdown took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The main event saw WWE Hall Of Famer Goldberg hand The Fiend his first pinfall defeat to win the WWE Universal Championship. Also, The Miz and John Morrison won the SmackDown Tag Team Championship from The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston).

Notable Wrestling Birthdays:

  • Sha Samuels (1985)
  • Lance Archer (1977)

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