Today In History (12/12): Sandman Wins ECW World Title, Armageddon PPV, Funaki Wins Gold, Birthdays

- Bob Barker (born December 12, 1923)

- Gary Michael Cappetta (born December 12, 1952)

- Sabu (born December 12, 1964)

- Ultimo Dragon (born December 12, 1966)

- Eddie Kingston (born December 12, 1981)



WWWF in MSG: December 12, 1966
at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York

- Angelo Savoldi defeated Roberto Gonzalez
- Arman Hussian defeated Tony Nero
- The Sheik defeated Ricky Sexton
- Spiros Arion defeated Smasher Sloan
- Luke Graham defeated Louis Cerdan
- Bulldog Brower defeated Miguel Perez
- Antonio Pugliese, Argentina Apollo & Bobo Brazil defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna, Bill Miller & Bull Ortega by DQ
- Bruno Sammartino (c) defeated Tank Morgan to retain the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship

WWWF Championship Wrestling: December 12, 1978
at the Agriculture Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania

- Steve Travis defeated Frank Rodriguez
- Baron Mikel Scicluna defeated Fred Marzino

WWF Championship Wrestling: December 12, 1981
at the Agricultural Hall in Allentown, Pennsylvania


- Jesse Ventura defeated SD Jones
- Adrian Adonis defeated Jeff Craney
- The Executioner defeated Charlie Brown
- Greg Valentine defeated Manuel Soto
- Pedro Morales defeated Jerry Johnson
- Tony Atlas defeated Victor Mercado

WWF Superstars of Wrestling: December 12, 1987
at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa

- Demolition (Ax & Smash) (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated Brady Boone & Jim Evans
- Jim Duggan defeated Pete Sanchez
- Greg Valentine (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Scott Casey
- The One Man Gang (w/ Slick) defeated Outback Jack
- The Ultimate Warrior defeated Dusty Wolfe
- The Islanders (Haku & Tama) (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Jerry Allen & Jim Parks
- Dark match: King Harley Race defeated Jim Duggan by DQ
- Dark match: Strike Force (Rick Martel & Tito Santana) (c) defeated The Islanders (Haku & Tama) to retain the WWF Tag Team Championship
- Dark match: Hulk Hogan (c) defeated The One Man Gang to retain the WWF Championship

WWF Superstars of Wrestling: December 12, 1992
at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio

- The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Sags) defeated John Rechner & The Brooklyn Brawler
- Bam Bam Bigelow defeated John Paul
- Marty Jannetty defeated Duane Gill
- Nailz defeated Mike Collins
- Lance Cassidy defeated Gus Kantarakis
- The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) defeated Barry Horowitz


WWF Monday Night RAW: December 12, 1994
in Liberty, New York

- Bob Backlund defeated Doink the Clown
- Razor Ramon defeated Mark Starr
- Aldo Montoya defeated Nick Barbarry
- King Kong Bundy defeated Bob Knight

ECW Hardcore TV: December 12, 1995
at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

- Dances With Dudley & Dudley Dudley defeated The Bad Crew (Bad Crew 1 & Bad Crew 2)
- The Sandman defeated Mikey Whipwreck (c) & Steve Austin in a Three Way Dance to win the ECW World Heavyweight Championship

WCW Saturday Night: December 12, 1998
at the Forum Civic Center in Rome, Georgia

- Bobby Duncum Jr. defeated Vincent
- Prince Iaukea defeated Johnny Swinger
- Norman Smiley defeated Villano V
- Wrath defeated Kaos
- Konnan defeated Mike Enos
- Kidman & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Eddie Guerrero & Juventud Guerrera
- Scott Hall defeated Stevie Ray (w/ Horace & Vincent)

WWF Heat: December 12, 1999
at the National Car Rental Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

- Al Snow defeated Test

WWF Armageddon: December 12, 1999
at the National Car Rental Center in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Sunrise, Florida

- The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Faarooq) defeated The Godfather and Mark Henry, The Headbangers (Mosh and Thrasher), Edge and Christian, The Hardys (Matt & Jeff), The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von), Mean Street Posse (Pete Gas and Rodney) and Too Cool (Grand Master Sexya and Scotty 2 Hotty) to win a tag team battle royal
- Kurt Angle defeated Steve Blackman
- Miss Kitty defeated Ivory, Jacquline and B.B.(w/ Fabulous Moohlah & Mae Young) in a four corners Evening Gown match to win the Women's' championship
- Hardcore and Crash Holly defeated Rikishi and Viscera
- Val Venis defeated The British Bulldog & D'Lo Brown in a triple threat match for the European chamionship
- Kane defeated X-Pac in a steel cage match
- Chris Jericho defeated Chyna (with Miss Kitty) in a singles match for the Intercontinental championship
- Rock 'n' Sock Connection (The Rock & Mankind) defeated The New Age Outlaws (Mr. Ass & Road Dogg by disqulification
- The Big Show defeated Big Boss Man in a singles match for the Heavyweight championship
- Triple H defeated Vince McMahon in a street fight match


WCW Monday Nitro: December 12, 2000
in the Centurytel Arena in Bossier City, Louisiana

- Ms. Jones & The Cat defeated Lance Storm & Major Gunns
- Norman Smiley defeated Meng (w/ Paisley) by DQ
- Sid Vicious defeated Mike Sanders
- The Natural Born Thrillers (Chuck Palumbo, Mark Jindrak, Sean O'Haire & Shawn Stasiak) defeated The Insiders (Diamond Dallas Page & Kevin Nash) in a Four On Two Handicap Match
- Goldberg defeated Dewayne Bruce
- The Franchise defeated Corporal Cajun by DQ
- The Filthy Animals (Billy Kidman, Konnan & Rey Mysterio Jr.) (w/ Tygress) defeated Jeff Jarrett in a Three On One Handicap Elimination Match
- Scott Steiner (w/ Midajah) (c) defeated Sgt. A-WOL in a WCW World Heavyweight Title Match

WWE Smackdown: December 12, 2002
at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia

- B² (w/ John Cena) defeated Rikishi
- Bill DeMott defeated Shannon Moore
- Los Guerreros (Chavo & Eddie Guerrero) (c) defeated Billy Kidman & Chris Benoit to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship
- Crash defeated Jamie Noble (w/ Nidia) by DQ
- The A-Train & Big Show (w/ Paul Heyman) defeated Edge & Kurt Angle

WWE Heat: December 12, 2004
at the Gwynette Center in Atlanta, Georgia


- Akio & Billy Kidman defeated Chavo Guerrero & Paul London

WWE Armageddon: December 12 , 2004
at the Gwinnett Center in the Atlanta suburb of Duluth, Georgia

- Rob Van Dam & Rey Mysterio (c) defeated René Duprée & Kenzo Suzuki (w/ Hiroko) to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship
- Kurt Angle defeated Santa Claus
- Daniel Puder defeated Mike Mizanin in a Dixie Dog Fight
- The Basham Brothers (Doug and Danny) defeated Hardcore Holly and Charlie Haas
- John Cena (c) defeated Jesús (w/ Carlito) in a Street Fight to retain the WWE United States Championship
- Dawn Marie defeated Miss Jackie (with Charlie Haas as special guest referee) (WATCH HERE)
- The Big Show defeated Mark Jindrak, Luther Reigns & Kurt Angle in a Three On One Handicap Match
- Funaki defeated Spike Dudley (c) to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship (WATCH HERE)
- John "Bradshaw" Layfield (c) defeated Eddie Guerrero, The Undertaker & Booker T to retain the WWE Championship

WWE Monday Night RAW: December 12, 2005
at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts

- Kurt Angle defeated Ric Flair in a Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match
- Carlito defeated Shelton Benjamin in a Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match
- Shawn Michaels defeated The Big Show by DQ in a Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match
- Chris Masters defeated Viscera in a Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match
- Mickie James defeated Victoria in a WWE Women's Title Match for #1 Contendership
- Kane defeated Triple H in a Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match
- John Cena defeated Daivari (w/ Kurt Angle)


ECW on Sci-Fi: December 12, 2006
at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts

- Dark Match: Kevin Thorn (w/ Ariel) defeated Scotty 2 Hotty
- Test defeated Rob Van Dam
- CM Punk defeated Hardcore Holly by DQ
- Tommy Dreamer defeated Daivari (w/ The Great Khali)
- Bobby Lashley defeated The Private Security Force (Private Security Force #1 & Private Security Force #2) in a Two On One Handicap Match

WWE Friday Night Smackdown: December 12, 2008
at the Bridgeport Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut

- R-Truth defeated Montel Vontavious Porter
- The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezekiel Jackson) defeated Primo (w/ Carlito)
- Hurricane Helms defeated Shelton Benjamin
- The Great Khali (w/ Ranjin Singh) defeated Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder in a Two On One Handicap Match
- The Bella Twins (Brie Bella & Nikki Bella) defeated Maryse & Natalya
- Jeff Hardy vs. Triple H ended in a no contest
- Dark Match: The Undertaker defeated The Big Show in a Steel Cage match

WWE Monday Night RAW: December 12, 2011 (Slammy Awards)
at Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia

- Dark Match: Tyson Kidd defeated Damien Sandow
- The Big Show defeated Wade Barrett by DQ
- Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) defeated Cody Rhodes and Daniel Bryan and Zack Ryder in a Fatal Four Way Match
- Alberto Del Rio & The Miz (w/ Ricardo Rodriguez) defeated CM Punk & Randy Orton
- John Cena vs. Mark Henry ended in a no contest (WATCH HERE)


WWE NXT: December 12, 2012
at the Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida

- Paige defeated Sasha Banks
- Erick Rowan defeated Oliver Grey
- Seth Rollins (c) defeated Jinder Mahal to retain the NXT Championship

WWE Main Event: December 12, 2012
at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Connecticut

- Ryback defeated Alberto Del Rio (w/Ricardo Rodriguez) (WATCH HERE)
- 3MB (Drew McIntyre, Heath Slater & Jinder Mahal) defeated Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd (WATCH HERE)

TNA iMPACT!: December 12, 2013
in the TNA Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida

- Eric Young & Joseph Park defeat Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels & Kazarian)
- Austin Aries defeats Chris Sabin (w/ Velvet Sky) (c) in a TNA X-Division Title Match
- Chavo Guerrero and Ethan Carter III and Gunner and Zema Ion defeat Austin Aries and Chris Sabin and Curry Man and Dewey Barnes and Hernandez and James Storm and Norv Fernum and Samoa Joe in a 12 Way Feast Or Fired Match

WWE Friday Night Smackdown: December 12, 2014
at the Columbus Civic Center in Columbus, Georgia

- John Cena and Seth Rollins have one final face-off before their Tables Match on Sunday (WATCH HERE)
- The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) defeated Cesaro & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya) (WATCH HERE)
- Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella) defeated Alicia Fox (WATCH HERE)
- Big E (w/ Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) defeated Goldust (w/ Stardust) (WATCH HERE)
- Jack Swagger defeated Titus O'Neil by submission (WATCH HERE)
- Ryback, Dolph Ziggler & Erick Rowan defeated Luke Harper, Big Show & Kane (WATCH HERE)


Ring of Honor Wrestling: December 12, 2015
at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville, Tennessee

- Dark Match: The Pretty Boy Killers (Keith Lee & Shane Taylor) defeat Bob Evans & Tim Hughes (w/ Dylan Bostic)
- Adam Cole defeated Corey Hollis
- Dalton Castle defeated Mike Posey
- ACH & Matt Sydal defeated Roppongi Vice (Beretta & Rocky Romero)

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