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This Day In Wrestling History- December 24th



 

Events

2001- WWF aired Monday Night Raw, that had been taped on 12/21 in Miami, Fl.

  • Rikishi defeated Test by disqualification
  • Billy & Chuck defeated The APA
  • Rob Van Dam defeated Lance Storm
  • Torrie Wilson defeated Stacy Keibler in an “Egg Nog” match (1:55)
  • Christian defeated The Hurricane to retain the WWF European Championship
  • Booker T (w/ The Big Bossman) defeated Maven
  • Tajiri defeated Bubba Ray Dudley (w/ D-Von Dudley)
  • Chris Jerico defeated The Rock & Kurt Angle in a three-way, No Disqualification match to retain the WWF Undisputed Championship

 

Title Changes

1986 – Perro Aguayo wins his sixth WWF World Junior Heavyweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico, ending Fishman’s second reign

1994 – The Rock N’ Roll Express defeat The Gangstas (New Jack & Mustafa) in Knoxville, Tennessee to win the Smoky Mountain Wrestling Tag Team Title

2006 – Minoru Tanaka defeats Koji Kanemoto to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

2010 – Atsushi Aoki & Naomichi Marufuji defeat Koji Kanemoto & Tiger Mask IV to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles

Birthdays

Happy birthday to former JCP star Brad ‘Agent Steele’ Anderson (44),  & 2-time ROH Tag Team Champion & former WWE developmental talent Chris Hero (34)

Also, today would have been the birthday of one-time NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion ‘Iron’ Mike DiBiase (90)

In Memoriam

On this day in 1985, the wrestling world lost one-time WWWF Tag Team Champion Tarzan Tyler at the age of 58. A native of Montreal, Tyler began his career in local promotions in the early 1950′s. In the 60′s, he branched out to compete in America, finding far more success than he ever did in his homeland. He won championships in Central States, Florida, Mid-South and the WWWF aswell as a tag team success in Japan. Tyler would also regularly challenge for the NWA and AWA World Championships. His career was effectively ended in 1973 when he broke his back in a match against Andre The Giant. He returned to Dino Bravo’s promotion as a manager, but never stepped foot in the ring again. Tyler perished in a car accident alongside fellow wrestler Pierre ‘Mad Dog’ Lefebvre and referee Adrien Desbois as the three travelled back from a show in Quebec.

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