This Day In Wrestling History – December 18th‏

Dec 18, 2012 - by Jamie Cruickshank


1995 – Madusa (Alundra Blayze) appears on WCW Nitro and throws the WWF Womens Title into a trash can


In 2005, WWE Armageddon was a Smackdown-exclusive event held in Providence, Rhode Island

– Chris Benoit defeats Booker T in the fourth match of the Best of 7 Series for the vacant WWE United States Title
– Kid Kash defeats Juventud to win the WWE Cruiserweight Title
– Kane & The Big Show defeat Rey Mysterio & Batista
– The Undertaker defeats Randy Orton in a Hell In A Cell Match

In 2010, ROH Final Battle was held in New York City

– The Briscoe Brothers (Mark & Jay) & Mike ‘Papa’ Briscoe defeat The Kings Of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) & Shane Hagadorn in a Six-Man Tag Team Match
– Roderick Strong defeats Davey Richards to retain the ROH World Title
– El Generico defeats Kevin Steen in an Unsanctioned Fight Without Honor, forcing Steen to leave ROH. Had Generico lost, he would have had to unmask

In 2011, WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs was held in Baltimore, Maryland

– Zack Ryder defeats Dolph Ziggler to win the WWE United States Title
– Air Boom (Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne) defeat Primo & Epico to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles
– Beth Phoenix defeats Kelly Kelly to retain the WWE Divas Title
– The Big Show defeats Mark Henry in a Chairs Match to win the World Heavyweight Title
– Daniel Bryan cashes in his Money In The Bank and defeats The Big Show to win the World Heavyweight Title
– Cody Rhodes defeats Booker T to retain the WWE Intercontinental Title
– CM Punk defeats The Miz & Alberto Del Rio in a Triple Threat TLC Match to retain the WWE Title

Title Changes

1970 – Toru Tanaka defeats Fritz von Erich to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1991 – Blue Panther defeats El Satanico in the final of a tournament to become the first CMLL World Middleweight Champion

1995 – Ted DiBiase awards the Million Dollar Championship to The Ringmaster

2000 – The Rock & The Undertaker defeat Edge & Christian to win the WWF Tag Team Titles


Happy birthday to WWE Hall of Famer ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin (48), former WWE wrestler Eric Escobar (33), current TNA X-Division Champion Rob Van Dam (42), former indy hardcore star The Messiah (35), 7-time WWF/E Womens Champion Trish Stratus (37) and retired Japanese star Masaki ‘Razor Ramon HG’ Sumitani (37)

Also, today would have been the birthday of NWA star Sputnik Monroe (84)

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