Birthdays:
- Steve Austin (born on December 18, 1964) turns 52

- Rob Van Dam (born on December 18, 1970) turns 46

- Trish Stratus (born on December 18, 1975) turns 41

- Eric Escobar (born December 18, 1979) turns 37

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WWWF in MSG: December 18, 1972
at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York

- Joe Turco defeated Blackjack Slade
- Tony Garea defeated Bull Pometti
- The Great Goliath defeated Manuel Soto
- Buddy Wolfe vs. Sonny King ended in a Time Limit Draw
- Gorilla Monsoon defeated Chuck O'Connor
- El Olympico & Victor Rivera defeated Dory Funk Sr. & Terry Funk [2:1] in a Best Two Out Of Three Falls Tag Team Match
- Mil Mascaras defeated The Spoiler
WATCH: Mil Mascaras vs Sgt. Slaughter' in WWF
- Pedro Morales (c) defeated Ray Stevens to retain the WWWF Heavyweight Championship

WWWF in MSG: December 18, 1978
at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York

- SD Jones defeated Crusher Blackwell by DQ
- Ernie Ladd defeated Larry Zbyszko
- Tatsumi Fujinami (c) defeated Jose Estrada to retain the WWF Junior Heavyweight Championship
- Chief Jay Strongbow vs. Spiros Arion ended in a Time Limit Draw
- Harley Race (c) defeated Tony Garea to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
- Antonio Inoki (c) defeated Texas Red to retain the WWF Martial Arts Championship
WATCH: Antonio Inoki vs David Schultz' in Madison Square Garden
- Johnny Rodz defeated Tony Russo
- Ivan Koloff, Victor Rivera & Yukon Pierre defeated Dino Bravo, Dominic DeNucci & Dusty Rhodes
- Bob Backlund (c) defeated Peter Maivia by Count Out to retain the WWF Heavyweight Championship

WWF Wrestling Challenge: December 18, 1988
at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, California

- Brutus Beefcake defeated Jim Atkinson
- The Brain Busters (Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard) (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Jim Brunzell & Lanny Poffo
- Bad News Brown defeated Vito Gomez
- Ted DiBiase (w/ Virgil) defeated Tim Horner
- King Haku (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Scott Casey
- Dark match: Hulk Hogan defeated The Big Bossman by DQ

WCW Saturday Night: December 18, 1993
at the Center Stage Theater in Atlanta, Georgia

- Steve Austin defeated ???
- Cactus Jack & Maxx Payne defeated ??? & ???
- Dustin Rhodes defeated ???
- Big Van Vader defeated ???
- Erik Watts defeated Paul Orndorff (w/ Assassin)

WWF Superstars of Wrestling: December 18, 1993
at the Utica War Memorial in Utica, New York

- Dark match: Bret Hart defeated Shawn Michaels in a Steel Cage Match
- Bam Bam Bigelow (w/ Luna Vachon) defeated PJ Walker
- The 1-2-3 Kid defeated Duane Gill
- Jeff Jarrett defeated Chris Duffy
- Crush (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated Russ Greenberg
- The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner) defeated The Brooklyn Brawler & Tony DeVito

WWF Wrestling Challenge: December 18, 1994
at the Lowell Auditorium in Lowell, Massachusetts

- Razor Ramon (c) defeated Sonny Pruitt to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship
- Hakushi (w/ Shinja) defeated Gary Scott by Count Out
- Jeff Jarrett (w/ The Roadie) defeated Cory Student
- Mabel (w/ Oscar) defeated Mike Bell
- The Heavenly Bodies (Jimmy del Ray & Tom Prichard) (w/ James E. Cornette) defeated JW Storm & Ray Raymond
- Aldo Montoya defeated Chris Kanyon

WCW Monday Nitro: December 18, 1995
in the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center in Augusta, Georgia

- Ric Flair defeated Eddie Guerrero
- Lex Luger (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell (w/ Scotty Riggs)
- Sting defeated Earl Robert Eaton (w/ Jeeves)
- The Giant (w/ Jimmy Hart & The Taskmaster) defeated Randy Savage (c) by DQ in a WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match
- Dark Match: Zodiac defeated Disco Inferno
- Dark Match: Johnny B. Badd (c) defeated Diamond Dallas Page to retain the WCW World Television Championship
- Dark Match: The Blue Bloods (Earl Robert Eaton & Lord Steven Regal) defeated Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater

WWF Monday Night RAW: December 18, 1995
at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware

- Dark Match: Bret Hart, Razor Ramon & The Undertaker defeated Isaac Yankem DDS, Sid & Yokozuna
- Jeff Jarrett defeated Fatu via DQ
- Buddy Landel defeated Bob Holly
- Razor Ramon (c) defeated Yokozuna by Count Out to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship
WATCH: Razor Ramon vs. Tatanka' for the WWF Intercontinental Title on RAW

WCW Saturday Night: December 18, 1999
at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida

- Scott Armstrong defeated Dave Taylor
- Disorderly Conduct defeated Los Villanos
- Dean Malenko defeated Chris Adams
- Meng defeated Dave Burkhead
- Chuck Palumbo defeated Mark Jindrak
- Booker T defeated Devon Storm
- Disco Inferno defeated Sonny Siaki
WATCH: Sabu' vs. Disco Inferno on Nitro
- Sid Vicious defeated Al Greene

WWF Jakked: December 18, 1999
at the Ice Palace in Tampa, Florida

- Dark match: Bubba the Love Sponge vs. Gerald Brisco ended in a No Contest
- Dark match: Buh Buh Ray Dudley defeated Pete Gas
- Dark match: Papi Chulo defeated Tom Howard
- Val Venis (c) defeated Gangrel (w/ Luna Vachon) by DQ to retain the WWE European Championship
- Kurt Angle defeated Mideon
- Rikishi Phatu defeated The British Bulldog
- D-Lo Brown defeated Steve Blackman
- The Hollys (Crash Holly & Hardcore Holly) defeated The Head Bangers (Mosh & Thrasher)

WCW Monday Nitro: December 18, 2000
in the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia

- Dark Match: ??? vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.
- WCW World Cruiserweight Title #1 Contendership Match: Shane Helms defeated Shannon Moore
- WCW Hardcore Title Match: Terry Funk (c) defeated Meng (w/ Kwee Wee & Paisley)
- WCW World Heavyweight Title #1 Contendership Qualifying Match: Lance Storm (w/ Major Gunns) defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. (w/ Tygress)
- WCW World Heavyweight Title #1 Contendership Qualifying Match: Jeff Jarrett defeated Mike Awesome
- The Cat (w/ Ms. Jones) defeated Alex Wright
- Goldberg defeated Buff Bagwell by DQ
- WCW World Heavyweight Title #1 Contendership Match: Jeff Jarrett defeated Lance Storm

WWF Monday Night RAW: December 18, 2000
at BI-LO Center in Greenville, South Carolina

- Chris Benoit (c) defeated Jeff Hardy to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship
- The Right To Censor (Bull Buchanan, The Goodfather & Val Venis) (w/ Ivory & Steven Richards) defeated Billy Gunn & The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley)
- The Rock & The Undertaker defeated Christian & Edge (c) to win the WWF Tag Team Championship
- Chris Jericho defeated Perry Saturn (w/ Terri Runnels)
WATCH: Saturn vs. Chris Jericho - Dog Collar Match in WCW
- William Regal defeated Steve Austin by DQ
- Jacqueline & The APA (Bradshaw & Faarooq) defeated T&A (Albert & Test) & Trish Stratus
- Kurt Angle (c) vs. Vince McMahon in a WWF Championship Match ended in a no contest

NWA Total Nonstop Action PPV #26: December 18, 2002
at Nashville Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee

- Jason Cross defeated Ace Steel and David Young and Jimmy Rave and Joel Maximo and Jose Maximo and Kid Kash and Shark Boy and The Amazing Red and Tony Mamaluke in a NWA TNA X Title #1 Contendership Ten Man Gauntlet Match
- America's Most Wanted (Chris Harris & James Storm) defeated The Harris Brothers (Don Harris & Ron Harris) and The Disciples Of The New Church (Brian Lee & Slash) (w/ Belladonna & James Mitchell) in a Three Way Tag Team Match
- Sonny Siaki (c) defeated EZ Money and Jerry Lynn in a Three Way Match to retain the TNA X-Division Championship
- BG James defeated Ron Killings in a Street Fight
- Christopher Daniels, Elix Skipper & Lo-Ki defeated The Amazing Red & The SAT (Joel Maximo & Jose Maximo)

WWE Smackdown: December 18, 2003
at the Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum in Jacksonville, Florida

- The Big Show defeated Orlando Jordan
- The Basham Brothers (Danny Basham & Doug Basham) (c) defeated Los Guerreros (Chavo Guerrero & Eddie Guerrero) and Rikishi & Scotty 2 Hotty and The World's Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin) in a Four Way Dance to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship
- Rey Mysterio defeated Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia)
WATCH: Rey Mysterio vs Jamie Noble on Heat 2003
- Chris Benoit defeated Chuck Palumbo
- Faarooq defeated Rhyno by DQ
- Brock Lesnar (c) defeated Shannon Moore to retain the WWE Championship
- Hardcore Holly & Shannon Moore defeated Matt Morgan & The A-Train

WWE Velocity: December 18, 2004
in Nashville, Tennessee

- Paul London defeated Shannon Moore
- Hardcore Holly and Charlie Haas defeated Sinn and Tony Silento

CM Punk vs. Nigel McGuinness - IWA Mid-South Wrestling: December 18, 2004

WWE Armageddon: December 18, 2005
at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island

- WWE Heat: Jamie Noble defeated Funaki
- John "Bradshaw" Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) defeated Matt Hardy
- MNM (Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro) (w/ Melina) defeated The Mexicools (Super Crazy and Psicosis)
- Chris Benoit (1) defeated Booker T (3) (w/ Sharmell) in the 4th match in a "Best of 7" series for the vacant WWE United States Championship
- Bobby Lashley defeated William Regal & Paul Burchill in a Handicap Match
- Kid Kash defeated Juventud (c) to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
- Kane & The Big Show defeated Rey Mysterio & Batista
- The Undertaker defeated Randy Orton (w/ "Cowboy" Bob Orton) in a Hell in a Cell match

Mickie Knuckles vs. Hailey Hatred - IWA Mid-South Wrestling: December 18, 2005

WWE Monday Night RAW: December 18, 2006
at the Verizon Center in Washington, District Of Columbia

- Edge defeated Carlito, Charlie Haas, Chris Masters, Eugene, Jeff Hardy, Jerry Lawler, Jim Duggan, Johnny, Johnny Nitro, JTG, Kenny, Lance Cade, Randy Orton, Ric Flair, Robbie McAllister, Rob Conway, Ron Simmons, Rory McAllister, Sgt Slaughter, Shad, Shawn Michaels, Shelton Benjamin, Snitsky, Super Crazy, The Brooklyn Brawler, Trevor Murdoch, Triple H, Val Venis & Viscera in a Thirty Man Battle Royal
- Carlito vs. Chris Masters ended in a no contest
- The World's Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin) & Johnny Nitro (w / Melina) defeated The Hardys (Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy) in a Three On Two Handicap Match
- Kenny Dykstra defeated Ric Flair
- John Cena (c) defeated Edge to retain the WWE Championship
- Victoria defeated Mickie James
- D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels & Triple H) & John Cena defeated Rated-RKO (Edge & Randy Orton) & Umaga (w/ Armando Alejandro Estrada) by DQ

ECW on Sci-Fi: December 18, 2007
at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York

- Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore defeated WWE SmackDown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin in a non-title match
- Shelton Benjamin defeated Colin Delaney
- Kenny Dykstra (w/ Victoria) defeated Nunzio
- ECW World Champion CM Punk defeated WWE US Champion MVP via disqualification

TNA iMPACT!: December 18, 2008
in the TNA Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida

- Rhino defeated Lance Rock
- TNA X-Division Title Tournament Quarter Final Match: Chris Sabin (w/ Alex Shelley) defeated Sonjay Dutt (w/ SoCal Val)
- Booker T & Scott Steiner (w/ Sharmell) defeated Abyss & Matt Morgan
- TNA X-Division Title Tournament Quarter Final Match: Kiyoshi defeated Consequences Creed
- Christy Hemme & ODB defeated Raisha Saeed & Rhaka Khan
- Steel Cage Tornado Tag Team Match: AJ Styles & Samoa Joe defeated Kevin Nash & Sting
- Rhino defeated Lance Rock
- TNA X-Division Title Tournament Quarter Final Match: Chris Sabin (w/ Alex Shelley) defeated Sonjay Dutt (w/ SoCal Val)
- Booker T & Scott Steiner (w/ Sharmell) defeated Abyss & Matt Morgan
- TNA X-Division Title Tournament Quarter Final Match: Kiyoshi defeated Consequences Creed
- Christy Hemme & ODB defeated Raisha Saeed & Rhaka Khan
- Steel Cage Tornado Tag Team Match: AJ Styles & Samoa Joe defeated Kevin Nash & Sting

TNA Xplosion: December 18, 2009
in Orlando, Florida at the Universal Studios

- The Amazing Red (w/ Don West) (c) defeated Homicide to retain the TNA X-Division Championship

WWE Friday Night Smackdown: December 18, 2009
at the Laredo Entertainment Center in Laredo, Texas

- CM Punk, Drew McIntyre and Luke Gallows defeated Matt Hardy, R-Truth and John Morrison in six-man tag team match
WATCH: Rey Mysterio & The Hart Dynasty vs. CM Punk, Luke Gallows & Darren Young' on SmackDown
- Kane defeated Eric Escobar
- The Great Khali defeated Chris Jericho by count out
- The Hart Dynasty defeated Jimmy Wang Yang and Slam Master J (WATCH HERE)
- Beth Phoenix defeated Maria
- Rey Mysterio defeated Batista to become the new #1 contender to the World Heavyweight Title

ROH Final Battle: December 18, 2010
at the Manhattan Center in New York City

- Kenny King & Rhett Titus defeated Kyle O'Reilly & Adam Cole in a Tag Team Match
- Colt Cabana defeated TJ Perkins in a Singles Match
- Sara Del Rey & Serena Deeb defeated Daizee Haze & Amazing Kong in a Tag Team Match
- Eddie Edwards defeated Sonjay Dutt in a Singles Match
- Homicide (w/ Julius Smokes) defeated Christopher Danielsin a Singles Match
- The Briscoe Brothers (Jay & Mark Briscoe) & Mike "Papa" Briscoe defeated The Kings Of Wrestling & Shane Hagadorn in a Six-man Tag Team Match
- Roderick Strong (W/ Truth Martini) defeated Davey Richards to win the ROH World Championship
- El Generico defeated Kevin Steen in a Unsanctioned Fight Without Honor for El Gerico's Mask vs Kevins Steen Leaving ROH

TNA Xplosion: December 18, 2012
in Orlando, Florida at the Universal Studios

- Chavo Guerrero (w/ Hernandez) defeated Robbie E (w/ Robbie T)

WWE Friday Night Smackdown: December 18, 2012
at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh

WATCH: CM Punk cuts a Promo on Ryback
- Dark match: Alex Riley defeated Michael McGillicutty
- Damien Sandow (w/ Cody Rhodes) defeated Sin Cara (WATCH HERE)
- Santino Marella defeated Tensai (WATCH HERE)
- Kofi Kingston and Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan & Kane) defeated Wade Barrett and The Prime Time Players (Darren Young & Titus O'Neil)
WATCH: Kofi Kingston and Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan & Kane) vs Wade Barrett and The Prime Time Players
- Ryback defeated Antonio Cesaro (WATCH HERE)
WATCH: Kaitlyn' & AJ Lee' backstage segment
- Kaitlyn defeated Eve Torres by DQ in a WWE Divas Championship match (WATCH HERE)
WATCH: "Miz TV" with special guests AJ Lee' and Dolph Ziggler
- Brodus Clay(w/ Cameron & Naomi) defeated Brad Maddox (WATCH HERE)
- John Cena and Sheamus defeated Dolph Ziggler and The Big Show (w/ AJ Lee & Big E. Langston) by DQ (WATCH HERE)

WWE NXT: December 18, 2013
at the Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida

- Sami Zayn & Tyson Kidd defeated Leo Kruger & Antonio Cesaro
- Paige defeated Sasha Banks
- The Ascension defeated The American Pitbulls
- Bo Dallas (c) defeated Adrian Neville in a Lumberjack match to retain the WWE NXT Championship

WWE Main Event: December 18, 2013
at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas

- R-Truth & Xavier Woods defeated 3MB (Drew McIntyre & Heath Slater) (WATCH HERE)
- AJ Lee (w/ Tamina Snuka) defeated Kaitlyn
- The Miz (w/ Foley Claus) defeated Curtis Axel (w/ Ryback) (WATCH HERE)

TNA Xplosion: December 18, 2013
in Orlando, Florida at the Universal Studios

- Velvet Sky defeated Brooke
- Jeff Hardy (c) defeated Bobby Roode to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship

WWE Superstars: December 18, 2014
at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan

- Emma defeated Summer Rae by submission (WATCH HERE)
- Tyson Kidd & Cesaro defeated Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando) (w/ El Torito) (WATCH HERE)

WWE NXT: December 18, 2014
at the Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida

- Dark match: Solomon Crowe defeated Brian Kendrick
- Becky Lynch defeated Bayley (WATCH HERE)
- Bull Dempsey defeated Jesus De Leon
- Baron Corbin defeated Rob Ryzin
- The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor) defeated Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady (w/ Carmella) (WATCH HERE)
- Adrian Neville vs. Kevin Owens ended in a double countout (WATCH HERE)

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