Today In History (12/15): Bret Hart WCW Debut, Birth Of Attitude Era, Seth Rollins Vs Jerry Lynn

- Elix Skipper (born December 15, 1967) turns 49

- Rene Dupree (born December 15, 1983) turns 33

- Russ Haas (March 27, 1974 December 15, 2001)


WWWF in MSG: December 15, 1975
at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York

- Pete Sanchez defeated Johnny Rodz
- Pat Barrett defeated Manuel Soto
- Antonio Inoki defeated Frank Monte
- Louis Cerdan & Tony Parisi defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna & Spiros Arion
- Ivan Putski defeated Blackjack Lanza
- Superstar Billy Graham defeated Dominic DeNucci
- Bugsy McGraw & Ernie Ladd defeated Haystacks Calhoun & Kevin Sullivan
- Bruno Sammartino (c) defeated Ivan Koloff in a Steel Cage Match to retain the WWWF Heavyweight Championship

WWF Championship Wrestling: December 15, 1984
at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York

- Blackjack Mulligan defeated ???
- Buddy Rose defeated ???
- Greg Valentine (c) defeated Aldo Marino to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship
- Tito Santana defeated RT Reynolds
- Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated Nikolai Volkoff & The Iron Sheik by Count Out

Stampede Wrestling: December 15, 1989
in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

- KC Houston defeated Desiree Petersen
- Larry Cameron (c) defeated Steve DiSalvo in a STAMPEDE North American Heavyweight Title Match
- Archangel defeated Konnan
- Bruce Hart (c) defeated Johnny Smith in a STAMPEDE British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Title Match
- Bob Emory defeated Skull Mason
- Angel Of Death defeated Jason Anderson

WWF Superstars of Wrestling: December 15, 1990
at the War Memorial Auditorium in Rochester, New York

- The Legion Of Doom (Animal & Hawk) defeated Kent Carlson & Paul Perez
- Kane The Undertaker (w/ Brother Love) defeated Mario Mancini
- Jim Duggan defeated Barry Hardy
- Power and Glory (Hercules & Paul Roma) (w/ Slick) defeated Rick Sampson & Ron Cumberledge
- Mr. Perfect (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated The Texas Tornado (c) to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship
- Shane Douglas defeated feats The Black Demon

WCW Saturday Night: December 15, 1990
at the Dothan Civic Center in Dothan, Alabama

- Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated The Italian Stallion & Todd Brewer
- The Nightstalker defeated Rick Kenan
- Tom Zenk defeated Jeff Sword
- Michael Wallstreet defeated Brett Wayne
- Ricky Morton & Tommy Rich defeated Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker & Lt. James Earl Wright
- Brian Pillman defeated Dave Johnson
- Bobby Eaton defeated The Juicer
- Terry Taylor defeated Rip Morgan
- The Motor City Madman & The Big Cat defeated Tommy Angel & John Falkner
- Doom defeated Rick Hardroc & RC Richards in a streetfight

WWF Wrestling Challenge: December 15, 1991
at the Springfield Civic Center in Springfield, Massachusetts

- Bret Hart (c) defeated Kato to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship
- The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) defeated Mark Thomas
- The Legion of Doom (Animal & Hawk) (c) defeated Bob Wisseman & Nick Tarentino to retain the WWF World Tag Team Championship
- Irwin R. Schyster defeated Glen Ruth
- Ted DiBiase (w/ Sensational Sherri) defeated Dale Wolfe

WWF Superstars of Wrestling: December 15, 1996
at the Springfield Civic Center in Springfield, Massachusetts

- Faarooq (w/ Clarence Mason, JC Ice & Wolfie D) defeated Freddie Joe Floyd
- Vader (w/ Jim Cornette) defeated Tim McNeany
- Steve Austin defeated The Stalker
- Crush (w/ Clarence Mason) vs. Savio Vega ended in a Double Count Out

WWF In Your House 12: It's Time - December 15, 1996
at the West Palm Beach Auditorium in West Palm Beach, Florida

- Free For All Match: Rocky Maivia defeated Salvatore Sincere (w/ Jim Cornette) by DQ
- Flash Funk defeated Leif Cassidy
- Owen Hart & The British Bulldog (c) defeated "Diesel" & "Razor Ramon" to retain the WWF World Tag Team Championship
- Marc Mero (w/ Sable) defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley (c) by countout in a WWF Intercontinental Championship Match
- The Undertaker defeated The Executioner (w/ Paul Bearer) in an Armageddon Rules Match
- Sycho Sid (c) defeated Bret Hart to retain the WWF World Heavyweight Championship
- Dark Match: Brakkus defeated Dr. X
- Dark Match: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin defeated Goldust
- Dark Match: Shawn Michaels defeated Mankind (w/ Paul Bearer)

WWF Monday Night RAW: December 15, 1997
at the Whittemore Center Arena in Durham, New Hampshire

- Taka Michinoku defeated Jerry Lawler via disqualification
- Dude Love defeated The Road Dogg
- Mark Henry defeated The Brooklyn Brawler
- Tom Brandi defeated The Sultan
- Steve Blackman defeated Jose Estrada
- The Legion of Doom (Hawk & Animal) defeated D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels & Hunter Hearst Helmsley) (w/ Chyna) via disqualification (WATCH HERE)

WCW Monday Nitro: December 15, 1997
in the Independence Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina

- Ray Traylor defeated Vincent
- Disco Inferno (c) defeated Yuji Nagata to retain the WCW World Television Championship
- Fit Finlay defeated Dean Malenko
- Juventud Guerrera & Rey Misterio Jr. defeated La Parka & Psychosis
- Scott Hall defeated Chris Jericho
- The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner) (c) defeated Konnan & Scott Norton by DQ to retain the WCW World Tag Team Championship
- Randy Savage defeated Booker T
- Chris Benoit defeated Scotty Riggs
- Buff Bagwell defeated Lex Luger by DQ
- Ric Flair defeated Curt Hennig (c) by DQ in a WCW United States Heavyweight Championship Match

WWF Jakked: December 15, 2001
at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California

- Dark match: Tajiri (w/ Torrie Wilson) defeated Rico Costantino
- Al Snow defeated Funaki
- Ivory defeated Jacqueline
- The Hollys (Crash & Hardcore Holly) defeated Frankie Kazarian & Mikey Henderson

WWE Heat: December 15, 2002
at the Office Depot Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

- Jeff Hardy defeated D-Lo Brown

WWE Armageddon: December 15, 2002
at the Office Depot Center in the Ft. Lauderdale suburb of Sunrise, Florida

- Booker T and Goldust defeated Lance Storm and William Regal, The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von), and Chris Jericho and Christian (c) in a Fatal Four-Way Elimination match for the World Tag Team Championship (WATCH HERE)
- Edge defeated A-Train by disqualification
- Chris Benoit defeated Eddie Guerrero
- Batista (w/ Ric Flair) defeated Kane
- Victoria (c) defeated Trish Stratus and Jacqueline in a Triple Threat match for the WWE Women's Championship
- Kurt Angle defeated The Big Show (c) (w/ Paul Heyman) for the WWE Championship (WATCH HERE)
- Triple H defeated Shawn Michaels (c) in a Three Stages of Hell match for the World Heavyweight Championship

WWE Monday Night RAW: December 15, 2003
at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida

- Chris Jericho & Christian vs. Lita & Trish Stratus in a Battle Of The Sexes Tag Team Match ended in a no contest
- Booker T & Maven defeated Mark Henry & Matt Hardy (w/ Theodore Long)
- Rob Van Dam & Shawn Michaels defeated Batista, Ric Flair & Triple H in a Three On Two Handicap Match
- Rico (w/ Miss Jackie) defeated Jon Heidenreich
- Kane defeated Chris Jericho by DQ

TNA Xplosion: December 15, 2006
in Orlando, Florida at the Universal Studios

- Robert Roode (w/ Ms. Brooks) defeated Jay Lethal

WWE Heat: December 15, 2006
at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut

- Jim Duggan defeated Snitsky
- Eugene defeated Val Venis
- Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch defeated Fred Sampson & Jason Static
- Super Crazy defeated Rob Conway

WWE Friday Night Smackdown: December 15, 2006
at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts

- Brian Kendrick, Jimmy Wang Yang & Paul London (w/ Ashley) defeated Dave Taylor, Gregory Helms & William Regal
- Matt Hardy defeated Joey Mercury
- Kane & The Undertaker vs. Montel Vontavious Porter & Mr. Kennedy ended in a double count out
- Chavo Guerrero (w/ Vickie Guerrero) defeated Funaki
- Vito defeated Sylvain Grenier
- John Cena defeated Finlay

Tyler Black vs. Jerry Lynn - AAW: December 15, 2007

WWE Monday Night RAW: December 15, 2008
at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

- Dark Match: Tyson Tomko defeated Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea)
- Kelly Kelly & Melina defeated Beth Phoenix & Jillian Hall (w/ Santino Marella)
- Rey Mysterio defeated Sim Snuka by DQ
- John Morrison & The Miz (c) defeated CM Punk & Kofi Kingston to retain the World Tag Team Championships
- Dolph Ziggler defeated Santa Claas
- Batista & John Cena vs. Cody Rhodes, Manu & Randy Orton ended in a no contest in a Three On Two Handicap Match
- Dark match: John Cena (c) defeated Chris Jericho in a Street Fight to retain the WWE Championship

ECW on Sci-Fi: December 15, 2009
at the Laredo Entertainment Center in Laredo, Texas

- The Hurricane defeated The Ripper (w/ The Beautiful Nightmare)
- Ezekiel Jackson defeated Vladimir Kozlov (w/ William Regal) in a ECW Homecoming Qualifying match
- Trent Baretta and Caylen Croft defeated Jorge Arias & Julio Cruz
- Kane defeated Zack Ryder (w/ Rosa Mendes) in a ECW Homecoming Qualifying match
- The Abraham Washington Show

WWE Superstars: December 15, 2011
at the Norfolk Scope in Norfolk, Virginia

- Jack Swagger defeated Alex Riley
- Epico & Primo (w/ Rosa Mendes) defeated Air Boom (Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston)
- Drew McIntyre defeated Justin Gabriel
- Hunico defeated Trent Barreta

TNA iMPACT!: December 15, 2011
in the TNA Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida

- Bobby Roode (c) defeated AJ Styles to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
- Abyss & Scott Steiner defeated Hernandez & Robbie T (w/ Rosita & Sarita) in a Wild Card Tag Team Tournament First Round Match
- Zema Ion [1] defeated Anthony Nese [0] in a TNAW X-Division Title #1 Contendership Best Of Three Series #1 Match
- Jesse Neal defeated Gunner (w/ Ric Flair) by DQ
- Magnus & Samoa Joe defeated Douglas Williams & Robbie E in a Wild Card Tag Team Tournament First Round Match
- Madison Rayne defeated Traci Brooks
- Jeff Hardy defeated Bully Ray

WWE NXT: December 14, 2011
at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina

- Trent & Yoshi (Trent Barreta & Yoshi Tatsu) defeated MCM (Curt Hawkins & Tyler Reks)
- Jey Uso defeated JTG (w/ Tamina)
- Johnny Curtis defeated Percy Watson

Ring of Honor Wrestling: December 15, 2012
at the Rostraver Ice Gardens in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania

- Davey Richards defeated Vinny Marseglia
- Jay Briscoe defeated Steve Corino in a Street Fight

WWE Saturday Morning Slam: December 15, 2012
at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio

- Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel defeated Titus O'Neil & Darren Young
- Ryback defeated Yonnie Greeco & Robbie Matthews

WWE Monday Night RAW: December 15, 2014
at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan

- Big Show & Luke Harper defeated Dolph Ziggler & Erick Rowan (WATCH HERE)
- Alicia Fox & Natalya (w/ Tyson Kidd) defeated Nikki & Brie Bella by submission (WATCH HERE)
- New Day (Big E & Xavier Woods) (w/ Kofi Kingston) defeated Gold & Stardust (WATCH HERE)
- Kane defeated Adam Rose (WATCH HERE)
- Chris Jericho vs. Paul Heyman in a Street Fight Match No Contest (WATCH HERE)
- Jimmy Uso (w/ Jey Uso) defeated The Miz (w/ Damien Mizdow) (WATCH HERE)
- Seth Rollins (w/ Jamie Noble & Joey Mercury) defeated John Cena in a Steel Cage Match after Brock Lesnar interfered
- Dark Match: Dean Ambrose defeated Bray Wyatt

WWE Main Event: December 15, 2015
on the Hulu Plus at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey

- Dark Match: The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley) defeated Adam Rose & Heath Slater
- Rusev (w/ Lana) defeated Neville
- Jack Swagger defeated Bo Dallas
- The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) defeated The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor)

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