Welcome to The Wrest Is History! In this new column we look at back a significant event from this day in Pro Wrestling history. The 20th February 1989 was the day of NWA’s Chi-Town Rumble in UIC Pavilion,Â Chicago,Â Illinois. The main event featured quite possible the greatest pro wrestling match of all time – Ric Flair vs Ricky Steamboat.
The match was contested for the NWA World Heavyweight Title, seeing the Champion Ric Flair defend against beloved babyface Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat. This was the first match in their legendary trilogy, the other two bouts came at “Clash of the Champions VI: Ragin’ Cajun” (New Orleans, April 2, 1989) and “WrestleWar: Music City Showdown” (Nashville, May 7, 1989).
Ric Flair vs Ricky Steamboat
Check out some highlights from the match below and make sure you look it up on WWE Network!
Fighter Fans Post Sponsors
- MANSCAPED ’“ We are absolutely ecstatic to announce that Fighter Fans has joined with MANSCAPEDâ„¢ to offer our readers 20% off and FREE SHIPPING on all orders! MANSCAPEDâ„¢ the best in men’s below-the-waist grooming. MANSCAPEDâ„¢ offers precision-engineered tools for your family jewels. Go to http://manscaped.com/ and get 20% off + free shipping with our link: manscaped.com/fighterfans #manscapedpod
- Venom Drip Combat Sportswear ’“ Founded in 2011 in Central California. Venom Drip Combat Sportswear is a clothing brand. Geared toward fans and athletes of combat sports. But of course you do not have to be a fan or athlete of combat sports to rock our brand.
Also Check Out:
- HIGHLIGHTS ’“ MSK Heading To Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Final
- Mandy Rose Does The ‘Buss It Challenge’ (VIDEO)
- Bad Bunny Dominates WWE Merchandise Sales This Week
- Backstage News on Talents ’˜Pulled’ From The Royal Rumble
- Tyson Kidd Talks Vince McMahon Turning Down a Royal Rumble Return
- Edge Making WrestleMania Decision Following WWE Elimination Chamber
- WWE Elimination Chamber 2021 Main Event Confirmed
- Former WWE 24/7 Champion Rob Gronkowski Wins Super Bowl