Today In History (12/19): Starrcade '99, Final Battle '09, TLC '10, Madusa Wins Cruiserweight Title

- Erik Watts (born December 19, 1967) turns 49


WWWF in MSG: December 19, 1977
at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York

- Baron Mikel Scicluna vs. SD Jones ended in a Time Limit Draw
- Dark Match: Dominic DeNucci vs. The Golden Terror ended in a Double Count Out
- Butcher Vachon defeated Johnny Rivera
- Arnold Skaaland defeated Captain Lou Albano by Count Out
- Bob Backlund defeated Mr. Fuji (w/ Freddie Blassie)
- Mil Mascaras (w/ Bob Backlund) defeated Superstar Billy Graham (c) by Referee decision in a WWWF Heavyweight Championship Match
WATCH: Mil Mascaras shows off his skills in a wild six-man brawl
- Dusty Rhodes defeated Stan Stasiak
- Chief Jay Strongbow defeated Prof. Toru Tanaka by DQ
- Larry Zbyszko & Tony Garea defeated Jack Evans & Larry Sharpe [2:1] in a Best Two Out Of Three Falls Tag Team Match

Stampede Wrestling: December 19, 1983
in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

- Bret Hart & Davey Boy Smith vs. Tatsumi Fujinami & The Cobra ended in a Double Count Out
- Hiro Saito vs. Nobuhiko Takada ended in a Draw
- Antonio Inoki defeated Kerry Brown

WWF Superstars of Wrestling: December 19, 1987
at the SunDome in Tampa, Florida

- Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) defeated Steve Lombardi
- Ted DiBiase (w/ Virgil) defeated Rick Hunter
- Don Muraco defeated Dusty Wolfe
- The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart) (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Omar Atlas & Outback Jack
- Jake Roberts defeated Brian Costello
- Ron Bass defeated Tio Samoa
- Koko B. Ware defeated Raul Mata

WWF Superstars of Wrestling: December 19, 1992
at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio

- Crush defeated Dark Destiny
- Kamala (w/ Harvey Wippleman & Kim Chee) defeated Bill Koby
- The Big Boss Man defeated Barry Hardy
- Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated Rich Myers
- Damien Demento defeated Kerry Davis
- Money Inc. (Irwin R. Schyster & Ted DiBiase) (c) (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Chris Hahn & Laverne McGill to retain the WWF World Tag Team Championship

WCW Saturday Night: December 19, 1992
at the Center Stage Theater in Atlanta, Georgia

- Dark Match: Johnny Gunn & The Z-Man defeated Chic Donovan & Mike Thor
- Ricky Steamboat defeated Flyin 'Brian
- Barry Windham defeated Shane Douglas
- Dustin Rhodes & Ron Simmons defeated Paul Orndorff & Rick Rude (w/ Madusa) by disqualification

WWF Wrestling Challenge: December 19, 1993
at the Springfield Civic Center in Springfield, Massachusetts

- Dark match: Virgil defeated The Brooklyn Brawler
- Dark match: Heidi Lee Morgan defeated Black Venus in a WWF World Women's Title Tournament Match
- Dark match: Rusty Thomas defeated Angie Marino in a WWF World Women's Title Tournament Match
- Dark match: Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner) defeated The Quebecers (Jacques & Pierre) (c) by DQ in a WWF Tag Team Championship Match
- Dark match: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Doink The Clown
- Dark match: The Undertaker defeated Crush
- Dark match: Yokozuna (c) defeated Razor Ramon to retain the WWF World Heavyweight Championship
- Razor Ramon defeated Ralph Mosca
- The Quebecers (Jacques & Pierre) defeated Mark Thomas & Virgil
- Adam Bomb defeated Tim McNeany
- The 1-2-3 Kid defeated Brian Walsh
- Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Tony Roy

WWF Monday Night RAW: December 19, 1994
in Liberty, New York

- Irwin R. Schyster defeated Lex Luger by countout
- The Smoking Gunns defeated Chris Avery and Roy Raymond
- Bob Holly defeated Chris Kanyon
WATCH: The Bushwhackers andHoward Finkel backstage segment - WWF RAW, December 19, 1994
- The Bushwhackers w/ Howard Finkel defeated Well Dunn
WATCH: The Bushwhackers w/ Howard Finkel vs. Well Dunn
- Jim Neidhart defeated Nick Barbarry

ECW Hardcore TV: December 19, 1995
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

- Taz defeated El Puerto Ricano
- The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge & Rocco Rock) defeated The Heavenly Bodies (Jimmy Del Ray & Tom Prichard)

WWF Shotgun Saturday Night: December 19, 1998
at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington

- The JOB Squad (Gillberg & The Blue Meanie) defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Faarooq)

WCW Saturday Night: December 19, 1998
at the Manatee Civic Center in Palmetto, Florida

- Glacier defeated Mike Sullivan
- Kaz Hayashi defeated Barry Darsow by DQ
- Wrath defeated Al Green
- Chris Jericho (w/ Ralphus) defeated Booker T by DQ
- Kanyon defeated Barry Horowitz
- Kaos defeated Prince Iaukea
- Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko defeated Brian Adams & Vincent

WWF Heat: December 19, 1999
in Tallahassee, Florida

- Val Venis (c) defeated Steve Blackman in a WWF European Title Match
- The Head Bangers (Mosh & Thrasher) defeated Gangrel & Mideon
- D-Lo Brown defeated Taka Michinoku (w/ Funaki)
- The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley) defeated Mark Henry & The Godfather (w/ Mae Young)

WCW Starrcade: December 19, 1999
from the MCI Center in Washington, D.C

- The Mamalukes (Big Vito & Johnny The Bull) (w/ Tony Marinara) defeated Disco Inferno & Lash LeRoux
- Madusa defeated Evan Karagias (w/ Spice) (c) to win the WCW World Cruiserweight Championship
- Norman Smiley (c) defeated Meng to retain the WCW Hardcore Championship
- The Revolution (Asya, Dean Malenko, Perry Saturn & Shane Douglas) defeated Hacksaw Jim Duggan & The Varsity Club (Kevin Sullivan, Mike Rotunda & Rick Steiner) (w/ Leia Meow)
- Vampiro (w/ The Misfits) defeated "Dr. Death" Steve Williams (w/ Oklahoma) by DQ
- Vampiro (w/ The Misfits) defeated Oklahoma (w/ "Dr. Death" Steve Williams)
- Creative Control (Gerald & Patrick) & Curt Hennig (w/ Shane) defeated Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) & Midnight
- Jeff Jarrett defeated Dustin Rhodes in a Bunkhouse Brawl
- Diamond Dallas Page defeated David Flair in a Crowbar On A Pole Match
- Sting (w/ Miss Elizabeth) defeated The Total Package by DQ
- Kevin Nash defeated Sid Vicious in a Master Of The Powerbomb Match
- Chris Benoit defeated Jeff Jarrett (c) in a Ladder Match to win the WCW United States Championship
- Bret Hart (c) defeated Goldberg in a No Disqualification Match to retain the WCW World Heavyweight Championship

WWE Smackdown: December 19, 2002
at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida

- Eddie Guerrero (w / Chavo Guerrero) defeated Billy Kidman
- John Cena (w / B²) defeated Chuck Palumbo
- Brock Lesnar defeated Shannon Moore (w / Matt Hardy Version 1.0)
- Bill DeMott & Crash defeat Jamie Noble & Nunzio (w / Nidia)
- Edge defeated The A-Train
- Chris Benoit defeated Kurt Angle (w / Paul Heyman) (c) by DQ in a WWE Heavyweight Championship

WWE Heat: December 19, 2004
in Huntsville, Alabama

- Dark Match: Chris Masters defeated Nick Sinn
- Simon Dean vs. The Hurricane - No Contest
- La Resistance (Robert Conway & Sylvain Grenier) defeated Rhyno & Tajiri
- Val Venis defeated Chad Collyer
- Trish Stratus defeated Victoria

WWE Monday Night RAW: December 19, 2005
at the Bagram Air Force Base in Bagram, Afghanistan

- The Big Show defeated Carlito
- Mick Foley defeated John Bradshaw Layfield in a No Holds Barred Match
WATCH FULL MATCH: Mick Foley vs John Bradshaw Layfield in a No Holds Barred
- Snitsky defeated Shelton Benjamin
- John Cena defeated Chris Masters (WATCH HERE)
- Ric Flair (c) defeated Jonathan Coachman to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship
- Candice Michelle & Maria defeated Ashley & Trish Stratus
- Shawn Michaels defeated Triple H in a Boot Camp Match (WATCH HERE)

ECW on Sci-Fi: December 19, 2006
at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia

- Bobby Lashley defeated Rene Dupree
- Matt Striker defeated Balls Mahoney
- CM Punk vs. Hardcore Holly ended in a No Contest
- The Great Khali (w/ Daivari) defeated Shannon Moore
- Test defeated Rob Van Dam and Sabu in a Triple Threat Match

Angel Dust & Sassy Stephie vs. Madison Rayne (Ashley Lane) & Nevaeh - HWA: December 19, 2008

WWE Friday Night Smackdown: December 19, 2008
at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland

- Dark Match: Lawrence Knight defeated Kung Fu Naki
- Hurricane Helms & R-Truth defeated Montel Vontavious Porter & Shelton Benjamin
- John Morrison (w/ The Miz) defeated Festus (w/ Jesse)
- Edge defeated Matt Hardy in a Non Title Match
- Ezekiel Jackson (w/ The Brian Kendrick) defeated Carlito (w/ Primo)
- Maryse defeated Maria in a WWE Divas Title #1 Contendership Match
- Jeff Hardy defeated Vladimir Kozlov by DQ in a Non Title Match
- Dark Steel Cage Match: The Undertaker defeated The Big Show

ROH Final Battle: December 19, 2009
at the Manhattan Center in New York, New York

- Claudio Castagnoli defeated Rhett Titus, Kenny Omega and Colt Cabana in a Pick Six Challenge Four Corner Survival Match
- The Embassy (Bison Smith & Erick Stevens) (with Prince Nana & Ernesto Osiris) defeated Delirious (with Daizee Haze) & Bobby Dempsey
- Eddie Kingston defeated Chris Hero in a Fight Without Honor Match
- The Young Bucks (Nick Jackson & Matt Jackson) defeated Kevin Steen & El Generico
- Kenny King defeated Roderick Strong to take his no.4 Spot in a Pick 6 Challenge match
- Rocky Romero defeated Alex Koslov in a AAA Grudge Match
- The Briscoe Brothers (Jay & Mark Briscoe) defeated The American Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) to win the ROH World Tag Team Championship
- Jack Evans (w/ Julius Smokes) defeated Teddy Hart in a AAA Grudge Match
- Austin Aries vs. Tyler Black ended in a time limit draw

TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs - December 19, 2010
at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas

- Dark Match: Daniel Bryan (w/ The Bella Twins) defeated Ted DiBiase (w/ Maryse) to retain the United States Championship
- Dolph Ziggler (c) defeated Jack Swagger & Kofi Kingston in a Triple Threat Ladder match to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship
- Beth Phoenix & Natalya defeated Team Lay-Cool (Michelle McCool & Layla) in a Divas Tag Team Tables Match (WATCH HERE)
- Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (c) defeated The Nexus (Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater) by disqualification to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship
- John Morrison defeated King Sheamus in a WWE Championship #1 contenders Ladder match
WATCH: John Morrison vs King Sheamus in a WWE Championship #1 contenders Ladder match
- The Miz (c) defeated Randy Orton in a Tables Match to retain the WWE Championship
- Edge defeated Kane (c), Rey Mysterio & Alberto Del Rio in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match to win the World Heavyweight Championship (WATCH HERE)
- John Cena defeated Wade Barrett in a Chairs Match
WATCH: John Cena vs Wade Barrett in a Chairs Match

WWE Monday Night RAW: December 19, 2011
at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

- Dark Match: Ted DiBiase defeated Dean Ambrose
- Randy Orton defeated Wade Barrett by DQ
- Alicia Fox defeated Beth Phoenix
WATCH: Alicia Fox vs. Beth Phoenix on RAW
- Sheamus defeated Jinder Mahal
WATCH: Sheamus vs. Jinder Mahal' on RAW
- Epico & Primo (w/ Rosa Mendes) defeated The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso)
WATCH: The Usos vs. Primo & Epico on RAW
- Cody Rhodes defeated Santino Marella
WATCH: Santino Marella vs. Cody Rhodes on RAW
- CM Punk, Daniel Bryan & Zack Ryder defeated Alberto Del Rio, Dolph Ziggler & The Miz (w/ Vickie Guerrero)
- Dark Match: John Cena defeated Kane by DQ

WWE Main Event: December 19, 2012
at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

- Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan & Kane) (c) defeated Team Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow) to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship (WATCH HERE)
- Prime Time Players (Darren Young & Titus O'Neil) defeated Santino Marella & Zack Ryder (WATCH HERE)

WWE Tribute to the Troops: December 19, 2012
at Norfolk Scope in Norfolk, Virginia

WATCH: Josh Mathews' interviews Fozzie Bear
- Randy Orton & Sheamus defeated Big Show & Dolph Ziggler (WATCH HERE)
- Ryback defeated Alberto Del Rio (w/ Ricardo Rodriguez) by DQ (WATCH HERE)
WATCH: R-Truth and Team Hell No backstage segment
- Daniel Bryan, Kane & R-Truth defeated 3MB (Drew McIntyre, Heath Slater & Jinder Mahal) (WATCH HERE)
WATCH: Miz TV with Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy
- The Miz defeated Damien Sandow (WATCH HERE)
WATCH: Layla' meets some of the Muppets
- Layla defeated Eve Torres
- Brodus Clay, Hornswoggle, Sin Cara & The Great Khali (w/ Natalya) defeated David Otunga, Epico, Primo & Tensai (w/ Rosa Mendes)
WATCH: Josh Mathews' interviews Antonio Cesaro' backstage
- John Cena defeated Antonio Cesaro (WATCH HERE)
WATCH: John Cena post-match promo

WWE NXT: December 19, 2012
at the Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida

- The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) defeated Epico & Primo (w/ Rosa Mendes)
- Big E. Langston defeated Aiden English & Camacho in a Two On One Handicap Match
- Kassius Ohno defeated Percy Watson
- Big Show defeated Bo Dallas

TNA iMPACT!: December 19, 2013
in the TNA Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida

- Bobby Roode defeated Kurt Angle in a Two Out Of Three Falls Match (WATCH HERE)
- Madison Rayne & ODB defeated Gail Kim & Lei'D Tapa (WATCH HERE)
- Magnus defeated Jeff Hardy in a TNA World Heavyweight Title Tournament Final Dixieland Match (WATCH HERE)

Player Uno vs. "Speedball" Mike Bailey - C*4 Wrestling: December 19, 2015

Ring of Honor Wrestling: December 19, 2015
at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville, Tennessee

- Dark Match: ODB defeated Taeler Hendrix (w/ Truth Martini)
- Caprice Coleman vs. Will Ferrara ended in a No Contest
- The All-Night Express (Kenny King & Rhett Titus) defeated Donovan Dijak & Ken Phoenix (w/ Truth Martini)
- Cedric Alexander, Mark Briscoe, Matt Jackson, Moose & Roderick Strong defeated Adam Page, Cheeseburger, Cliff Compton, Jay Briscoe & Jay Lethal

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