Today In History (12/20): Roddy Piper On TNT, Tribute To The Troops '03, Final Resolution PPV

- Armando Estrada (born December 20, 1978) turns 38

- Gran Akuma (born December 20, 1974) turns 42


WWWF in MSG: December 20, 1976
at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York

- Bobo Brazil defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
- Jose Gonzales defeated Jack Veneno
- Billy White Wolf defeated Rocky Tomayo
- Bruiser Brody defeated Manuel Soto
- Doug Gilbert defeated SD Jones
- Chavo Guerrero defeated Johnny Rodz
- Chief Jay Strongbow defeated Nikolai Volkoff
- Andre The Giant & Dominic DeNucci defeated The Executioners (Executioner 1 & Executioner 2)
- Ivan Putski defeated Tor Kamata
- Bruno Sammartino (c) defeated Stan Stasiak in a Sicilian Stretcher Match to retain the WWWF Heavyweight Championship
WATCH: Bobo Brazil vs Stan Stasiak at MSG

WWF Superstars of Wrestling: December 20, 1986
at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona

- Dark match: Paul Roma defeated Frenchy Martin
- Dark match: The Junkyard Dog defeated Jake Roberts by Count Out
- Dark match: Paul Roma & SD Jones defeated Jesse Cortez & Steve Lombardi
- The Islanders (Haku & Tama) defeated The Magnificent Muraco (w/ Mr. Fuji) & Bob Orton, Jr. by DQ
- Kamala (w/ Kim Chee & The Wizard) defeated Pedro Gonzales
- The Honky Tonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Jose Luis Rivera
- King Kong Bundy (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Steve Gatorwolf
- Butch Reed (w/ Slick) defeated Jerry Monti
- Koko B. Ware & The Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell) defeated Dennis Stamp, Mike Luca & The Raider

WWF Wrestling Challenge: December 20, 1987
at the Fort Myers Civic Center in Fort Myers, Florida

- The Young Stallions (Jim Powers & Paul Roma) defeated Dave Wagner & Rick Renslow
- Rick Rude (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Outback Jack
- Brutus Beefcake defeated Barry Horowitz
- Butch Reed & The One Man Gang (w/ Slick) defeated Lanny Poffo & SD Jones
- The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov & Nikolai Volkoff) (w/ Slick) defeated Mike Richards & Mr. Harte
- The Ultimate Warrior defeated Rex King
- The Honky Tonk Man (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Scott Casey

WWF Wrestling Challenge: December 20, 1992
at the Erie Civic Center in Erie, Pennsylvania

- The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) defeated Duane Gill
- The Headshrinkers (Fatu & Samu) (w/ Afa) defeated Dave Morgan & Matt Williams
- Marty Jannetty defeated John Rechner
- Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Mike Holland
- The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Sags) defeated Chris Allen & Gus Kantarakis
- Razor Ramon defeated John Paul

WWF Monday Night RAW: December 20, 1993
at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York

- Jeff Jarrett defeated P.J. Walker
- Men on a Mission (Mabel & Mo) (w/ Oscar) defeated Duane Gill and Barry Hardy
- Tatanka defeated Ludvig Borga by disqualification
- Adam Bomb (w/ Harvey Wippleman) defeated Mark Thomas
- Owen Hart defeated Mike Bell by submission
WATCH: Owen Hart vs 1-2-3 Kid on WWF RAW
- The Headshrinkers (Fatu & Samu) (w/ Afa) defeated Phil Apollo and Jerry Seavy
WATCH: Headshrinkers vs. Quebecars on WWF RAW

ECW Hardcore TV: December 20, 1994
in the Viking Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

- 911 defeated The Pitbulls (Pitbull #1 & Pitbull #2) in a Two On One Handicap Match
- Cactus Jack & Tommy Dreamer defeated The Sandman & Tommy Cairo
WATCH: Cactus Jack vs Chris Jericho' on ECW

WWF Shotgun Saturday Night: December 20, 1997
in Durham, New Hampshire

- Dark Match: Brian Christopher defeated Barry Houston
- Vader defeated Marc Mero by DQ
- The Head Bangers (Mosh & Thrasher) defeated The Godwinns (Henry O. Godwinn & Phineas I. Godwinn)
- Kurrgan defeated The Hardy Boyz (Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy) in a Two On One Handicap Match
- Doug Furnas & Philip LaFon defeated Flash Funk & Scott Taylor

WCW Saturday Night: December 20, 1997
at the Erie Civic Center in Erie, Pennsylvania

- Konnan (w/ Vincent) defeated Bobby Walker (w/ Teddy Long)
- Disco Inferno (c) defeated Johnny Attitude to retain the WCW Television Championship
- Eddie Guerrero (c) defeated Bobby Blaze to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Championship
- Diamond Dallas Page defeated Road Block
- Dave Taylor defeated Mean Mike
- Saturn defeated Chris Jericho
- The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge & Rocco Rock) defeated The Armstrongs (Scott Armstrong & Steve Armstrong)
- Kidman defeated Glacier
- The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner) defeated The Faces of Fear (Meng & The Barbarian)
- Buff Bagwell defeated Lex Luger by DQ

ECW Hardcore TV: December 20, 1997
in the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

- Justin Credible defeated Mikey Whipwreck by Forfeit
- Al Snow defeated Paul Diamond
- Sabu defeated Sandman in a Death Match
- Chris Chetti defeated Pitbull #2
WATCH: Nova vs. Chris Chetti at ECW November to Remember 2000

WWF Heat: December 20, 1998
at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington

- WWF European Championship Match: X-Pac (c) defeated Tiger Ali Singh
- Brian Christopher & Kevin Quinn (w/ Scott Taylor) defeated The Hardy Boyz (Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy)
- Al Snow defeated Droz (w/ Animal)
- The Headbangers (Mosh & Thrasher) defeated The Oddities (Golga & Kurrgan) (w/ Luna Vachon)
- The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn & Jesse James) defeated The Disciples of Apocalypse (8-Ball & Skull) (w/ Paul Ellering)
- The Rock defeated Big Bossman, Ken Shamrock, and Mankind in a Non-Title Fatal Four Way Match

WCW Monday Nitro: December 20, 1999
in the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland

- Madusa (w / Nitro Girl Spice) defeated Buzzkill
- Curt Hennig defeated Hugh Morrus
- Jerry Flynn vs. Tank Abbott in a No Holds Barred Match ended in No Contest
- Brian Knobbs & Fit Finlay defeated Meng & Norman Smiley
- The Maestro (w / Symphony) defeated Evan Karagias
- Chris Kanyon defeated Bam Bam Bigelow and Diamond Dallas Page in a Three Way Dance
- Jeff Jarrett defeated Chris Benoit (c) in a WCW United States Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match
- The Wall (w / Berlyn) defeated Sid Vicious by DQ
- The Varsity Club (Mike Rotunda & Rick Steiner) (w / Kevin Sullivan & Leia Meow) defeated Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray)
- Bret Hart defeated Goldberg in a WCW World Heavyweight Title Match (vacant)

WWF Monday Night RAW: December 20, 1999
at the Compaq Center in Houston, Texas

- The New Age Outlaws (Mr. Ass & The Road Dogg) defeated Test in a Two On One Handicap Match
- Christian & Jeff Hardy (w/ Terri Runnels) defeated Edge & Matt Hardy (w/ Terri Runnels)
- Kurt Angle defeated Viscera
- The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley) defeated Mae Young & The Fabulous Moolah and The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Faarooq) in a Triple Threat Tag Team Match
- Triple H defeated Mankind in a Boiler Room Brawl
- Chris Jericho (c) defeated The Godfather (w/ Ho) to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship
- Hardcore Holly (w/ Crash Holly) defeated Val Venis in a Holiday Topless Top Rope Match
- Al Snow defeated The Rock in a Brahma Bull Rope Match
- Phatu Rikishi & Too Cool (Grandmaster Sexay & Scotty 2 Hotty) defeated The Mean Street Posse (Joey Abs, Pete Gas and Rodney)
- The Big Show (c) defeated Kane (w/ Tori) to retain the WWF Championship

WCW Thunder: December 20, 2000
at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia

- WCW Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Jamie Noble
- Sean O'Haire & Mark Jindrak and Chuck Palumbo & Shawn Stasiak co-won an 8-team battle royal; other participants included Shannon Moore & Shane Helms, Yang & Kaz Hayashi, Meng & Kwee Wee, Ron Harris & Don Harris, Jamie Noble & Evan Karagias, Rey Mysterio Jr. & Billy Kidman
- Konnan defeated Elix Skipper
- Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Crowbar
WATCH: Bam Bam Bigelow vs Wrath on WCW Nitro
- Bill Goldberg defeated Norman Smiley
- Shane Douglas & Kronik defeated Hugh Morrus, The Wall, & Lash LaRoux
- WCW World Champion, Scott Steiner defeated Ernest Miller

WWE Smackdown: December 20, 2001
at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana

- Edge (c) defeated Kurt Angle by DQ in a WWF Intercontinental Title Match
- Lance Storm defeated Rikishi
- The Undertaker (c) defeated Matt Hardy in a WWF Hardcore Title Match
- The Rock defeated Test
- Chris Jericho (c) defeated The Big Show in a WWF Undisputed World Heavyweight Title Match
WATCH: The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin' vs. Chris Jericho and Kurt Angle - WWF SmackDown: December 6, 2001
- Booker T defeated Steve Austin in a First Blood Match

WWE Tribute to the Troops 2003
at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq

- The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin
- Rikishi defeated Rhyno
- Eddie Guerrero defeated Chris Benoit
- Torrie Wilson defeated Dawn Marie and Sable in a Santa's Little Helper
- John Cena defeated The Big Show (WATCH HERE)

WWE Velocity: December 20, 2003
at the Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida

- Yoshihiro Tajiri defeated Paul London
- Matt Morgan defeated Sho Funaki
WATCH: Matt Morgan vs. Zack Ryder' on SmckDown
- Johnny Stamboli defeated Brian Kendrick
- Billy Kidman and Ultimo Dragon defeated Akio and Sekoda

TNA Xplosion: December 20, 2003
in Nashville, Tennessee at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds

- Erik Watts defeated Chris Hero
- Sonjay Dutt defeated John McChesney
- Shark Boy defeated Matt Stryker

WWE Monday Night RAW: December 20, 2004 (YEAR RECAP)
at in Stamford, Connecticut

- WWE Wrestlemania XX: Christian defeated Chris Jericho
- WWE RAW #566: Shelton Benjamin defeated Triple H (w/ Ric Flair)
- WWE Taboo Tuesday 2004: Gene Snitsky defeated Kane (w/ Lita) in a Chain Match
- WWE Wrestlemania XX: Chris Benoit defeated Shawn Michaels and Triple H (c) in a World Heavyweight Title Triple Threat Match
- WWE RAW #602: Lita defeated Trish Stratus (c) in a World Women's Title Match (WATCH FULL MATCH HERE)
- WWE Survivor Series 2004: Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, Maven & Randy Orton defeated Batista, Edge, Gene Snitsky & Triple H (w/ Ric Flair) in a Eight Man Tag Team Elimination Match

TNA iMPACT!: December 20, 2007
in the TNA Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida

- Booker T, Scott Steiner & The Latin American Exchange (Hernandez & Homicide) defeated James Storm, Robert Roode & The Rock 'n Rave Infection (Jimmy Rave & Lance Hoyt) in a Six Sides Of Steel Cage Eight Man Tag Team Match
- Jay Lethal & The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) defeated Johnny Devine & Team 3D (Brother Devon and Brother Ray) in a Double North Pole Match
- Awesome Kong defeated Angelina Love and Christy Hemme and Gail Kim and Jackie Moore and Ms. Brooks and ODB and Roxxi Laveaux and Velvet Sky in a Non Title Santa's Workshop Street Fight
- Rellik defeated Abyss and Black Reign and Shark Boy in a Silent Night Bloody Night Four Way Hardcore Match
- Kaz defeated AJ Styles in a Loser Wears Reindeer Suit Ladder Match

Cesaro (Claudio Castagnoli) vs. Hallowicked - Velocity Pro: December 20, 2008

TNA Final Resolution: December 20, 2009
at the iMPACT! Zone in Orlando, Florida

- The British Invasion (Brutus Magnus & Doug Williams) (c) defeated The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) to retain the TNA World Tag Team Championships
- Tara defeated ODB (c) to win the TNA Women's Knockout Championship
- Abdul Bashir, Big Rob, Kevin Nash & Samoa Joe defeated Cody Deaner, Consequences Creed, Eric Young, Homicide, James Storm, Jay Lethal, Kiyoshi and Robert Roode in a Feast or Fired Match
- D'Angelo Dinero, Hernandez, Matt Morgan & Suicide defeated Jesse Neal, Rhino & Team 3D (Brother Devon & Brother Ray) in an Eight Man Elimination Match
- Bobby Lashley (w/ Kristal) defeated Scott Steiner in a Last Man Standing Match
- Abyss & Mick Foley defeated Dr. Stevie & Raven (w/ Daffney) in a Foley's House of Fun Tag Team Match
- Kurt Angle defeated Desmond Wolfe in a Three Degrees of Pain Match
- AJ Styles (c) defeated Daniels to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship

WWE Monday Night RAW: December 20, 2010
at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas

- Melina defeated Alicia Fox & Eve Torres in a Triple Threat #1 contender for the Unified Divas Championship
WATCH: Eve vs. Melina vs. Alicia Fox - No. 1 Contender's Triple Threat Match for the Diva's Championship on RAW, December 20, 2010
- Daniel Bryan defeated William Regal
WATCH: Daniel Bryan vs. William Regal' on RAW, December 20, 2010
- Santino Marella & Tamina defeated The Million Dollar Couple (Ted DiBiase & Maryse)
- John Cena defeated Dolph Ziggler
WATCH: John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler' on RAW
- John Morrison, Jerry Lawler & Randy Orton defeated The Miz, Alex Riley & Sheamus
WATCH: John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler' on RAW, December 20, 2010
- Dark Match: John Cena & John Morrison defeated Sheamus & The Miz

Ring of Honor Wrestling: December 20, 2010
at the The Arena, formally the home of Extreme Championship Wrestling

- Roderick Strong defeated Chris Hero and Christopher Daniels and Claudio Castagnoli and Davey Richards and Jay Briscoe and Rhett Titus and Steve Corino in a Holiday Gauntlet Match

TNA Xplosion: December 20, 2011
in Orlando, Florida at the Universal Studios

- Christopher Daniels defeated Devon in a Maximum Impact Tournament Semi Final Match

TNA iMPACT!: December 20, 2012
in the TNA Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida

- Devon (c) defeated Kurt Angle to retain the TNA Television Championship
- Joey Ryan & Matt Morgan defeated Kenny King & Rob Van Dam
- Tara (w/ Jesse) defeated Mickie James to retain the TNA Women's Knockout Championship
- Jeff Hardy defeated Austin Aries to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship

WWE Superstars: December 20, 2013
at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas

- Summer Rae defeated Kaitlyn
- Truth & Consequences (R-Truth & Xavier Woods) defeated 3MB (Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal)

WWE Friday Night Smackdown: December 20, 2013
at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas

WATCH: The Wyatts ambush Daniel Bryan backstage
- Big E. Langston (w/ Mark Henry) defeated Jack Swagger (w/ Real Americans friends Antonio Cesaro & Zeb Colter) (WATCH HERE)
- Brie Bella (w/ Bella Twins sister Nikki Bella) defeated Tamina Snuka (w/ AJ Lee) (WATCH HERE)
- Sin Cara defeated Drew McIntyre (w/ 3MB friend Jinder Mahal) (WATCH HERE)
- Tensai defeated Brodus Clay (WATCH HERE)
- The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) (w/ Bray Wyatt) defeated the Rhodes Brothers (Cody Rhodes & Goldust) (WATCH HERE)
- Dark Match: Daniel Bryan and the Rhodes Brothers defeated The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan & Luke Harper)
- Damien Sandow defeated The Miz (WATCH HERE)
- Fandango (w/ Summer Rae) defeated Kofi Kingston (WATCH HERE)
- CM Punk & John Cena defeated The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins) by Disqualification in a 3 on 2 Handicap Match
- Dark Match: John Cena defeated Randy Orton (c) by DQ in a WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match

Ring of Honor Wrestling: December 20, 2014
at the William J. Myers Pavilion in Baltimore, Maryland

- Roderick Strong defeated Papadon
- Hanson vs. Michael Elgin ended in a No Contest
- Caprice Coleman & Will Ferrara defeated The Brutal Burgers (Bob Evans & Cheeseburger)
- Tommaso Ciampa defeated Cedric Alexander in a No Disqualification Match

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