Today In History (12/30): Daniel Bryan Joins The Wyatts, Colossal Connection Win Gold, MNM Win Gold

- Eddie Edwards (born December 30, 1983) turns 33
WATCH: Austin Aries' vs. Eddie Edwards - ROH: December 22, 2006
WATCH: Jack Evans' vs. Eddie Edwards - ROH: January 26, 2007
WATCH: Roderick Strong' w/Truth Martini (c) vs. Eddie Edwards (ROH World Championship Match) - ROH' Manhattan Mayhem IV: March 19, 2011


AWA: December 30, 1960
in St. Paul, Minnesota

- Nick Roberts defeated Jack Daniels
- Jim Hady defeated Bill Wright
- Lorraine Johnson defeated Mars Monroe
- Hard Boiled Haggerty & Lenny Montana (c) defeated Stan Kowalski & Tiny Mills in a AWA World Tag Team Title Match

NWA Detroit: December 30, 1960
in Detroit, Michigan

- Dick Garza vs. Luis Martinez ended in a Draw
- Emile Dupree vs. Larry Hamilton ended in a Draw
- Jack Pesek defeated George McArthur
- Wilbur Snyder defeated Ernie Dusek
- Dick The Bruiser & Killer Kowalski vs. Argentina Rocca & Verne Gagne ended in a Draw

WWF in MSG: December 30, 1985
at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York

- SD Jones defeated Ron Shaw
- B. Brian Blair vs. Jim Neidhart ended in a Time Limit Draw
- Hercules Hernandez (w/ Freddie Blassie) defeated Jose Luis Rivera
- Adrian Adonis defeated Lanny Poffo
- Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) defeated Hulk Hogan (c) by Count Out to retain the WWF World Heavyweight Championship
WATCH: "Macho Man" reunites with Miss Elizabeth at WrestleMania VII
- Big John Studd defeated Tony Atlas
WATCH: Andre the Giant vs. Big John Studd in a $15,000 Body Slam Challenge at Wrestlemania 1
- Haiti Kid defeated Butch Cassidy
- Jim Brunzell defeated Bret Hart
- The Dream Team (Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine) (w/ Johnny V) (c) defeated Hillbilly Jim & Uncle Elmer to retain the WWF World Tag Team Championship

WWF in MSG: December 30, 1988
at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York

- The Blue Blazer vs. The Red Rooster ended in a Time Limit Draw
- Mr. Perfect defeated Koko B. Ware
- The Bushwhackers (Butch & Luke) defeated The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov & Nikolai Volkoff) (9:23)
- Jim Duggan defeated Dino Bravo (w/ Frenchy Martin) in a Flag Match
WATCH FULL MATCH: Jim Duggan vs. Dino Bravo (w/ Frenchy Martin) in a Flag Match
- Tim Horner defeated Barry Horowitz
- The Powers of Pain (The Barbarian & The Warlord) (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated Demolition (Ax & Smash) (c) by Count Out in a No Disqualification Match for the WWF World Tag Team Championship
WATCH: Ultimate Warrior' & Legion of Doom vs. Demolition
- Greg Valentine defeated Ronnie Garvin
WATCH: Ronnie Garvin vs. Greg Valentine in a Submission Match at WWF Royal Rumble' 1990
- Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) (c) defeated Bad News Brown to retain the WWF Championship (WATCH FULL MATCH HERE)

WWF Superstars of Wrestling: December 30, 1989
at the Von Braun Civic Center in Huntsville, Alabama

- Dusty Rhodes (w/ Sapphire) defeated Mark Davis
- Dino Bravo (w/ Jimmy Hart & The Canadian Earthquake) defeated Reno Riggins by DQ
- Hercules defeated Conquistador Uno
- Rick Rude (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Mario Mancini
- The Colossal Connection (Andre The Giant & Haku) defeated Demolition (Ax & Smash) (c) to win the WWF Tag Team Championship

WCW Saturday Night: December 30, 1989
at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina

- Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin by DQ
- Buzz Sawyer defeated Larry Santo
- Norman defeated Mike Thor
- Arn Anderson defeated Bob Cook
- The Wild Samoans defeated Brodie Chase & Mike Hart
- Stan Lane defeated Shane Douglas
- Tommy Rich & Ranger Ross defeated Cactus Jack & Ned Brady
- Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner defeated Rick Fargo & Bill Ford
- Sting defeated the Dragon Master
WATCH: Sting vs.The Iron Sheik in a NWA Television Championship Match at WrestleWar 1989

WWF Wrestling Challenge: December 30, 1990
at the West Palm Beach Auditorium in West Palm Beach, Florida

- The Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels) defeated JT Smith & Tom Stone
WATCH: The Rockers vs. The Brainbusters at MSG
- The Barbarian (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Don Steel
- Rick Martel defeated Danny Brazil
- The Texas Tornado defeated Black Bart
- Power and Glory (Hercules & Paul Roma) (w/ Slick) defeated Kevin Greeno & Pat Armstrong

Smoky Mountain Wrestling: December 30, 1994

- The Buddha defeated The Executioner
- Tracy Smothers defeated Bryant Anderson in an I Quit match
WATCH: Tracey Smothers vs. Chris Candido' in a Ladder Match at SMW
- Cactus Jack defeated Chris Candido in a Falls count anywhere match
- Buddy Landel defeated Dirty White Boy (c) by DQ in a SMW Heavyweight Championship match
- The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) & Bobby Blaze defeated The Gangstas (Mustapha Saed & New Jack) & D-Lo Brown

WCW Monday Nitro: December 30, 1996
in the Knoxville Civic Coliseum in Knoxville, Tennesse

- The Amazing French Canadians defeated Public Enemy
- J Crown Champion The Ultimo Dragon (w/ Sonny Onoo) pinned Jushin Liger
- Konnan defeated Michael Wallstreet in a four corners strap match
- Hugh Morrus defeated Kensuki Sasaki via disqualification
- Harlem Heat defeated Meng & The Barbarian
- Glacier defeated Disco Inferno
- Chris Benoit defeated Chris Jericho
- Octagoncito & Mascarita Sagrada defeated Jerrito Estrada & Piratita Morgan
- Dean Malenko fought Rey Mysterio Jr. to a time-limit draw at 9:22, immediately after Mysterio came off the top with a hurricanrana
- Lex Luger defeated Greg Valentine

WWF Monday Night RAW: December 30, 1996
at the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany, New York

- Dark Match: Hector Garza defeated Nick Barberry
- Dark Match: Mini Vader defeated Mascarita Sagrada Jr.
- Dark Match: Jerry Lawler defeated Tony DeVito
- Dark Match: The Undertaker defeated Sycho Sid (c) by DQ in a WWF Championship match
- Dark Match: Shawn Michaels defeated Steve Austin
- Bret Hart & Savio Vega defeated Faarooq & Steve Austin by DQ
- Hunter Hearst Helmsley (c) defeated Flash Funk to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship
- Jerry Lawler defeated Goldust by Count Out

ECW Hardcore TV: December 30, 1998
in Queens, New York

- Super Crazy defeated Antifaz del Norte
WATCH: Super Crazy vs. Tajiri' at ECW Living Dangerously 1999
- Rob Van Dam (c) defeated Skull von Crush (w/Lance Wright) to retain the ECW World Television Championship
- Yoshihiro Tajiri defeated Pablo Marquez
WATCH: Jerry Lynn' vs. Tajiri vs. Super Crazy at ECW November to Remember 1999
- Spike Dudley defeated Lance Storm

WWF Smackdown: December 30, 1999
in Richmond, Virginia at the Richmond Coliseum

- Prince Albert & The Big Bossman defeated Test in a Two On One Handicap Match
- Kurt Angle defeated Rikishi
WATCH: Kurt Angle vs. Tazz on WWF SmackDown 2000
- Jeff Hardy defeated Al Snow
- The Hollys (Crash Holly & Hardcore Holly) defeated Mae Young & The Fabulous Moolah
- The Rock defeated Kane in a No Holds Barred Match
- Chris Jericho (c) vs. Chyna for the WWF Intercontinental Championship ended in a draw
- Faarooq defeated Bubba Ray Dudley by DQ
- Jacqueline & Viscera defeated Gangrel & Luna
- D-Generation X (Mr. Ass, The Road Dogg & X-Pac) defeated The Big Show in a X-Pac's Job On The Line Three On One Handicap Match

WWF Jakked: December 30, 2000
at the McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tennessee

- Dark Match: Russ McCullough defeated Flex
- Dark Match: Essa Rios defeated Seven
- Crash (w/ Molly Holly) defeated Taka Michinoku (w/ Funaki)
- Lo Down (Chaz & D-Lo Brown) (w/ Tiger Ali Singh) defeated Chris Michaels & Jason Lee
- K-Kwik defeated Slash
WATCH FULL MATCH: Val Venis' vs K-Kwik at WWF Thanksgiving SmackDown 11/23/00
- Perry Saturn (w/ Terri Runnels) defeated Derrick King
WATCH: Crash Holly' vs. Tazz vs. Perry Saturn in a Hardcore Championship Match

WWE Heat: December 30, 2001
at the TD Waterhouse Center in Orlando, Florida

- The Hurricane defeated Test
- Billy Gunn defeated Albert
- The Big Show defeated The Brooklyn Brawler
WATCH: The Brooklyn Brawler' vs. Tazz in a Strap Match
- The APA (Bradshaw & Faarooq) defeated Crash & Funaki

WWE Smackdown: Night of Champions - December 30, 2004
at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana

- John Cena (c) defeated Rene Dupree in a WWE United States Championship Match
- Kurt Angle defeated Matt Striker in a Kurt Angle Invitational Match (0:48)
- John Bradshaw Layfield (c) defeated Shannon Moore in a WWE Heavyweight Title Match
- Funaki (c) vs. Spike Dudley in a WWE Cruiserweight Title Match
WATCH: Spike Dudley vs. Funaki in a Cruiserwieght Championship Match at WWE Armageddon 2004
- Rey Mysterio & Rob Van Dam (c) defeated Booker T & Eddie Guerrero in a WWE Tag Team Title Match

TNA Xplosion: December 30, 2005
in Orlando, Florida at the Universal Studios

- Shannon Moore defeated Cassidy Riley

WWE Heat: December 30, 2005
at the Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Connecticut

- Lance Cade defeated Val Venis
- Tyson Tomko defeated Jason Static
- Viscera defeated Rob Conway
WATCH FULL MATCH: Greg Valentine vs Rob Conway on Heat 2005

Samoa Joe vs. Tank - IWA Mid-South Wrestling: December 30, 2005

WWE Smackdown: December 30, 2005
at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut

- Matt Hardy defeated John Bradshaw Layfield (w/ Jillian Hall) by Count Out
- The Mexicools (Psicosis & Super Crazy) defeated The Dicks (Chad Dick & James Dick)
- Chris Benoit [2] defeated Randy Orton [replacement for Booker T] [3] by DQ in a Best Of Seven Series Match # 5 for the WWE United States Championship
- Bobby Lashley defeated Sylvan by Count Out
- MNM (Mercury & Nitro) (w/ Melina) defeated Batista & Rey Mysterio (c) to win the WWE Tag Team Championship

ROH Final Battle: December 30, 2007
at the Manhattan Center in New York City, New York

- The Vulture Squad (Ruckus & Jigsaw) defeated Matt Cross & Bobby Fish
- Larry Sweeney (w/ Sweet n' Sour Inc.) defeated Claudio Castagnoli
- Jack Evans (w/ Julius Smokes) defeated Necro Butcher in a No Disqualification match
- Naomichi Marufuji defeated Davey Richards
- The Hangmen 3 (Adam Pearce, Brent Albright & BJ Whitmer w/Shane Hagadorn) defeated Delirious, Kevin Steen & El Generico in a "Tables are Legal" match
- Rocky Romero defeated Ernie Osiris
- Erick Stevens defeated Roderick Strong (c) to win the FIP World Heavyweight Championship
- Bryan Danielson defeated Austin Aries, Chris Hero (w/ Sweet n' Sour Inc.) and Takeshi Morishima in a Four Way Fray
- The Age of the Fall (Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black) defeated the Briscoe Brothers (Jay & Mark Briscoe) (c) to win the ROH World Tag Team Championship

ECW on Sci-Fi: December 30, 2008
at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire

- Dark Match: Ricky Ortiz defeated Tommy Dreamer
- Matt Hardy defeated Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas) by DQ in a Non Title Match
- DJ Gabriel (w/ Alicia Fox) defeated Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea)
- John Morrison & The Miz defeated Finlay & The Boogeyman (w/ Hornswoggle) in a Non Title No Disqualification Tag Team Match

WWE Superstars: December 30, 2010
at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York

- The Uso Brothers (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) defeated Darren Young & Yoshi Tatsu
- William Regal defeated David Hart Smith
- Tyler Reks defeated Chris Masters

TNA iMPACT!: December 30, 2010
in the TNA Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida

- Robert Roode (w/ James Storm) defeated Chris Sabin (w/ Alex Shelley)
- Rob Van Dam defeated Robbie E (w/ Cookie)
- Sarita defeated Velvet Sky
- Amazing Red's brother (Tommy Mercer) fought Jeff Jarrett to a No Contest
- AJ Styles & Rob Terry defeat Douglas Williams & Magnus
- Brother Devon & Matt Morgan defeated Ray Bully & Mr. Anderson

WWE NXT: November 30, 2010
at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia

- The Bella Twins (Brie Bella & Nikki Bella) & AJ defeat Aksana, Alicia Fox & Maxine
- Kaitlyn defeated Naomi

WWE Friday Night Smackdown: December 30, 2011
at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana

- Dark match: Skip Sheffield ( Ryback) vs. Seth Rollins
- Jinder Mahal defeated Ted DiBiase
- Kaitlyn & Alicia Fox defeated Tamina & Natalya
- Hunico (w/ Camacho) defeated Justin Gabriel
- The Big Show defeated David Otunga (w/ Mark Henry)
- Ezekiel Jackson defeated Drew McIntyre
- Sheamus defeated Heath Slater
- Wade Barrett vs. Randy Orton in a Falls Count Anywhere Match ended in a no contest
- Dark Match: Daniel Bryan (c) defeated The Big Show & Wade Barrett in a triple threat match to retain the World Heavyweight Championship with Booker T as Special guest referee

WWE Monday Night RAW: December 30, 2013
at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virgina

WATCH: Bad News Barrett's New Year's Toast: Raw, Dec. 30, 2013
- CM Punk defeated Seth Rollins (w/ Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns)
- Dolph Ziggler defeated Curtis Axel (WATCH HERE)
- Big E. Langston (c) defeated Fandango (w/ Summer Rae) to retain the Intercontinental Championship (WATCH HERE)
- Damien Sandow defeated The Great Khali (WATCH HERE)
- R-Truth (w/ Xavier Woods) defeated Brodus Clay (WATCH HERE)
- Kaitlyn, Rosa Mendes, Aksana, Alicia Fox & Summer Rae defeated Eva Marie, The Bella Twins (Brie Bella & Nikki Bella) & The Funkadactyls (Cameron & Naomi)
- Daniel Bryan defeated Luke Harper (w/ Bray Wyatt & Erick Rowan (WATCH HERE)
- Daniel Bryan defeated Erick Rowan (w/ Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper) (WATCH HERE)
- Daniel Bryan defeated Bray Wyatt (w/ Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) by Disqualification (WATCH HERE)

WWE Main Event: December 30, 2014
at the Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia

- Charlotte defeated Sasha Banks (WATCH HERE)
- Titus O'Neil defeated Justin Gabriel
- The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) defeated Gold & Stardust (WATCH HERE)

CZW Dojo Wars: December 30, 2015
in Blackwood, New Jersey

- Isaac Atrox defeats Lloyd Jameson
- Ace Romero defeats Ace Austin
- Conor Claxton defeats Gully Washer Greg
- Dan O'Hare defeats Laszlo Arpad
- Bad Boy 2 defeats Kit Osbourne
- Frankie Pickard defeats Nate Carter
- Rory Gulak defeats Xavier Bell
- Curt Robinson defeats Dave McCall
- Brittany Blake (c) defeats Blackwater in a Best Two Out Of Three Falls Match to retain the CZW Medal Of Valor Championship

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