Pro Wrestling Since 1997


This Day In Wrestling History December 22nd


1997– WCW Monday Night defeated WWF Monday Night Raw in the ratings 3.5 to 3.1

2008– NBC canceled American Gladiators, which was hosted by Hulk Hogan


1997 – WWF aired Monday Night Raw (taped 12/11):

-The Headbangers defeated The Godwinns via DQ
-Undertaker defeated Intercontinental Champion Rocky Maivia via DQ
-Marc Mero defeated Scott Taylor
-Kurrgan defeated Eight Ball
-Ken Shamrock defeated D’Lo Brown
-In the Main event Triple H defeated Shawn Michaels to win the WWF European Title. After Michaels laid down & allowed Triple H to pin him. After WWF Commissioner Sgt. Slaughter started the show ordering  Shawn Michaels to defend the WWF European Title against DX partner Triple H

1997-  WCW Aired Monday Nitro:

– Buff Bagwell defeated Chris Jericho
– Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) defeated Scotty Riggs & Lodi
– U.S. Champion Curt Hennig defeated Television Champion Disco Inferno Non title
– Rick Steiner defeated Scott Norton via DQ
– Chris Benoit defeated Van Hammer via DQ
– Rey Mysterio Jr., Juventud Guerrera & Hector Garza defeated La Parka, Psicosis & Silver King
– Steve McMichael defeated Meng
– Fit Finlay defeated Cruiserweight Champion Eddie Guerrero via countout
– Randy Savage defeated Lex Luger

Title Changes

1917 – Wladek Zbyszko defeated Ed “Strangler” Lewis in a tournament final to win the World Heavyweight Championship in New York City, New York

1941 – Wild Red Berry defeated Billy Varga to win the NWA World Light Heavyweight Title in Hollywood, California

1969 – Mr. Saito defeated Dale Lewis to win the Florida Heavyweight Title in Tampa, Florida

1979 – Dory Funk, Jr. & Terry Funk defeated Invaders I and II for the WWC Tag Team Title in Bayamonn, Puerto Rico

2000 – on Smackdown, Raven defeated Steve Blackman to win the WWF Hardcore Title

2000 – Mike Rapada defeated Sabu to win the NWA World Title

2001 – A.J. Styles defeated Rick Michaels to win the NWA Wildside Heavyweight Title in Cornelia, Georgia

2002 – Taro (Kevin Lyon) defeated Super Dragon to win the Revolution Pro Wrestling Junior Heavyweight Title in City of Industry, California

2008 – on Smackdown, Maryse defeated Michelle McCool with Maria as special guest referee to win the WWE Divas Title

2008 – Ultimo Guerrero defeated Dos Caras Jr. (WWE’s Alberto Del Rio) to win the CMLL World Heavyweight Title


Happy birthday to Former WWE & TNA wrestler Drew ‘Luke Gallows/DOC’ Hankinson (30), 3-time NWA World Tag Team Champion Chris Nelson (39) & current WWE wrestler Sin Cara (31)

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  1. Steven says:

    Which sin cara would this be

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