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This Day In Wrestling History – December 23rd



Events

In 2011, ROH Final Battle was held in New York City. According to Jim Cornette, this event drew the biggest gate in ROH history up to this point

– Jay Lethal defeats El Generico & Mike Bennett in a 3-Way Dance to retain the ROH Television Title
– Kevin Steen defeats Steve Corino in a No-DQ Match with Jimmy Jacobs as special guest referee to regain his place in ROH
– The Briscoe Brothers (Jay & Mark) defeat Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin) to win the ROH Tag Team Titles
– Davey Richards defeats Eddie Edwards to retain the ROH World Title

Title Changes

1968 – Karl von Stronheim & Treacherous Phillips defeat Danny Hodge & Lorenzo Parente in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match to win the TSW United States Tag Team Titles

1985 – Mark Youngblood defeats Jack Victory to win the WCCW Television Title

1999 – Mike Awesome defeats Masato Tanaka to win the ECW World Title

2006 – Tatsuhito Takaiwa defeats Takashi Sugiura to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Title

2006 – Homicide defeats Bryan Danielson to win the ROH World Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to Chikara Young Lions Cup IV winner Arik Cannon (31), former WWE Cruiserweight and ROH World Champion Jamie Noble (36), 3-time AWA Womens Champion Nanae Takahashi (34), current AJPW Unified Tag Team Champion Manabu Soya (28) and Japanese legend Keiji Mutoh (50)

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