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This Day In Wrestling History‏ – December 27th



Events

In 1989, WWF No Holds Barred: The Movie/The Match PPV consisted of the No Holds Barred movie starring Hulk Hogan in its entirety, followed by Hulk Hogan & Brutus Beefcake defeating Randy Savage & Zeus in a Cage Match. The match was taped in Nashville, Tennessee

In 1993, WCW Starrcade: 10th Anniversary was held in Charlotte, North Carolina. This was the 10th anniversary of the Starrcade event, but only the 6th event to be promoted by WCW

– Lord Steven Regal fought Ricky Steamboat to a time-limit draw to retain the WCW Television Title
– Steve Austin defeats Dustin Rhodes in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match to win the WCW United States Title
– Rick Rude defeats The Boss to retain the WCW International World Title
– Sting & Road Warrior Hawk defeat The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Sags) by DQ (The Nastys retain the WCW Tag Team Titles)
– Ric Flair defeats Vader in a Title vs Career Match to win the WCW World Title

In 1994, WCW Starrcade: Triple Threat was held in Nashville, Tennessee

– Vader defeats Jim Duggan to win the WCW United States Title
– Alex Wright defeats Jean-Paul Levesque
– Johnny B Badd defeats Arn Anderson to retain the WCW Television Title
– The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Sags) defeat Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) by DQ (Heat retain the WCW Tag Team Titles)
– Hulk Hogan defeats The Butcher to retain the WCW World Title

In 1995, WCW Starrcade: World Cup of Wrestling was held in Nashville, Tennessee. This event featured 7 WCW vs NJPW matches with the overall winning promotion receiving the World Cup of Wrestling

– Jushin Liger defeats Chris Benoit (NJPW 1-0 WCW)
– Koji Kanemoto defeats Alex Wright (2-0)
– Lex Luger defeats Masa Chono (2-1)
– Johnny B Badd defeats Masa Saito by DQ (2-2)
– Shinjiro Otani defeats Eddy Guerrero (3-2)
– Randy Savage defeats Hiroyoshi Tenzan (3-3)
– Sting defeats Kensuke Sasaki to win the World Cup of Wrestling for WCW
– Ric Flair defeats Lex Luger & Sting by countout in a Triangle Match
– Ric Flair defeats Randy Savage to win the WCW World Title
– In a dark match, One Man Gang defeats Kensuke Sasaki to win the WCW United States Title. The match was restarted due to a false-finish, with Sasaki the winner. Neither title change was acknowledged by WCW

In 1998, WCW Starrcade was held in Washington DC

– Billy Kidman defeats Rey Misterio Jr & Juventud Guerrera in a Triple Threat Match to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Title
– Billy Kidman defeats Eddy Guerrero to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Title
– Konnan defeats Chris Jericho to retain the WCW Television Title
– Eric Bischoff defeats Ric Flair
– Kevin Nash defeats Goldberg in a No-DQ Match to win the WCW World Title. This was Goldberg’s first loss in WCW after a 173-match unbeaten streak

Title Changes

1986 – Terry Taylor & Jim Duggan defeat Bill Irwin & Leroy Brown to win the UWF Tag Team Titles

1987 – Hiroshi Hase defeats Kuniaki Kobayashi to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

2005 – on Smackdown, MNM (Joey Mercury & Johnny Nitro) defeat Batista & Rey Mysterio to win the WWE Tag Team Titles

Birthdays

Happy birthday to 3-time WWF Tag Team Champions Bill ‘Demolition Ax’ Eadie (64) and Bart Gunn (48), WCW ‘Triple Crown’ Champion Goldberg (45), one-time WWC Tag Team Champion Tim ‘The ECW Zombie’ Arson (35), 2-time WWF Intercontinental Champion Chyna (41) and one-time TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champion Rosita (21)

Also, today would have been the birthday of former WCW and TNA wrestler Jerry ‘Malice/The Wall’ Tuite (44)


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One Response

  1. James says:

    Don’t forget a happy birthday to multiple-time CWA World Middleweight Champion Franz Schuhmann (51).

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