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This Day In Wrestling History- December 20th



Thank you to Jamie Cruickshank for some of the info included in this post!

Trivia

1999- Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Jeff Jarrett, & Bret Hart  reformed the NWO, with Kevin Nash stating “The band is back together”

2003 – The first WWE Tribute To The Troops show is held at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq

Events

In 2009, TNA Final Resolution was held in Orlando, Florida

– THe British Invasion (Doug Williams & Brutus Magnus) defeat The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) to retain the TNA Tag Team Titles
– Tara defeats ODB to win the TNA Knockouts Title
– Kevin Nash, Sheik Abdul Bashir, Samoa Joe & Rob Terry win the Feast or Fired Match. Nash won a TNA Tag Title shot, Joe a World Title shot, Terry an X-Division Title shot & Bashir was fired
– Bobby Lashley defeats Scott Steiner in a Last Man Standing Match
– Kurt Angle defeats Desmond Wolfe in a 3 Degrees of Pain Match. Wolfe won the pinfalls-only first fall, Angle won the submissions-only second fall and the deciding escape-the-cage fall
– AJ Styles defeats Daniels to retain the TNA World Title

Title Changes

1951 – Bob Orton (grandfather of current Randy Orton) defeats Alo Leilani in Kansas City, Missouri for the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title

1993 – Jerry Lawler defeats Jeff Jarrett to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title

1995 – Jeff Jarrett defeats Ahmed Johnson to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title. Also, Miss Texas defeats Tasha Simone to win the USWA Womens Title

1996 – The Eliminators (John Kronus & Perry Saturn) defeat The Gangstas (New Jack & Mustafa) to win the ECW Tag Team Titles

1999 – on Nitro, Bret Hart defeats Goldberg to win the vacant WCW World Title. Also, Jeff Jarrett defeats Chris Benoit in a Ladder Match to win the WCW United States Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to former WWE performer Armando Estrada (35), XPW co-founder Lizzy Borden (36) and 3-time IWGP Tag Team Champion Junji Hirata (57)

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