Today In Pro Wrestling History (Feb 28): Hansen & Anderson Beat the Briscos for the Belts

Today In Pro Wrestling History: On February 28th, Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen defeat Jack and Jerry Brisco in the finals of a one-night tournament to win the vacated NWA World Tag Team Championship.

The titles had been vacated since December, when Ole’s Minnesota Wrecking Crew partner, Gene Anderson, was injured.

Today In Pro Wrestling History (February 28th): Stan Hansen & Ole Anderson Beat the Briscos for the Belts


The previous champions, the legendary Minnesota Wrecking Crew (Gene and Ole Anderson), had been forced to relinquish the belts after Gene suffered a serious injury in December.

Ole Anderson, known for his cunning and ruthless tactics, found himself an unlikely partner in the form of the wild and unpredictable Stan “The Lariat” Hansen. This volatile combination proved surprisingly effective as they bulldozed their way to the finals.

Their opponents were none other than the beloved Brisco Brothers, Jack and Jerry. Known for their hard-hitting Southern style and unwavering determination, the Briscos were a formidable force and fan favorites.

In the end, a controversial finish tipped the scales. Some say it was a case of smart tactics, others called it outright cheating, but Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen secured victory, becoming the new NWA World Tag Team Champions.

YouTube video

These stories may also interest you:

Can’t get enough pro wrestling history in your life? Sign up to unlock ten pro wrestling stories curated uniquely for YOU, plus subscriber-exclusive content. A special gift from us awaits after signing up!

Want More? Choose another story!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, X/Twitter, Instagram, Threads, YouTube, TikTok, and Flipboard!
Pro Wrestling Stories is committed to accurate, unbiased wrestling content rigorously fact-checked and verified by our team of researchers and editors. Any inaccuracies are quickly corrected, with updates timestamped in the article's byline header.
Got a correction, tip, or story idea for Pro Wrestling Stories? Contact us! Learn about our editorial standards here.

This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may earn a commission at no extra cost to you. This helps us provide free content for you to enjoy!

Be sure to follow Pro Wrestling Stories on Twitter @pws_official and Facebook @prowrestlingstories to keep up with the latest!