Daily Pro Wrestling History (12/18): Daniel Bryan cashes in at WWE TLC 2011

1947

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Orville Brown beat Al Lovelock to retain the MWA Title
– Fred Blassie beat Yukon Eric (as Eric Holmback) 2 falls to 1 

1965

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– Non Title: Verne Gagne & Mighty Igor Vodik beat AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race
– Chris Markoff beat The Crusher by DQ
– Ivan Kalmikoff beat Danny Plechas
– Larry Heiniemi beat Jack Pesek
– Terry Funk beat Guy Taylor

1969 

Bristol, England:
– Tony Charles defeated Al Hayes (Lord Hayes) to win the Southern Area title

1970

Houston, Texas:
– Toru Tanaka defeated Fritz Von Erich to win the NWA American Heavyweight Title (later to become the World Class World Heavyweight Title)

1975

Tokyo, Japan:
– Giant Baba won All Japan Pro Wrestling’s 20-man Open Championship tournament, beating out second place finishers Abdullah The Butcher and Dory Funk Jr. by one point

1977 

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Ken Dillinger, Samoans Tio & Tapu beat Frankie Laine, David Schultz, & Sonny King
– Mr. Wrestling beat Tommy Gilbert
– Southern Tag Champs Phil Hickerson & Dennis Condrey beat Norvell Austin & Robert Gibson
– Bill Dundee & Big Red beat The Mongolian Stomper & Gorgeous George, Jr
– NWA World Champ Harley Race beat Jerry Lawler via forfeit in a “no DQ” match 

1978

Memphis, Tennessee:

– Bearcat Brown & Little Coco beat Terry Sawyer & Lord Littlebrook
– Koko Ware beat Don Fargo via DQ
– Robert Gibson & Tommy Gilbert beat Jimmy Valiant & Wayne Ferris
– Austin Idol beat Jackie Welch
– Dennis Condrey & Phil Hickerson beat Jerry Lawler & Bill Dundee to win the Southern Tag Team Titles

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– Ricky Steamboat defeated Ric Flair to win the NWA United States Title

Tokyo, Japan:
– Antonio Inoki declares himself the inaugural Martial Arts title holder

1982

Chicago, Illinois:
– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Tito Santana
– Hulk Hogan & Dick The Bruiser beat Ken Patera & Bobby Duncum
– Jesse Ventura beat Baron Von Raschke
– Bobby Heenan & Jerry Blackwell beat Rick Martel & Spike Huber
– Jerry Lawler beat Steve Regal
– Tom Lintz beat Sonny Rogers

1983

Chicago, Illinois:
– AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Blackjack Lanza by countout
– AWA Tag Team Champions Jerry Blackwell & Ken Patera beat Greg Gagne & Rick Martel
– Mad Dog Vachon & the Crusher (sub for Hogan) beat Mr. Saito & Jesse Ventura
– Billy Robinson beat Superstar Billy Graham
– Buck Zumhofe beat Ray Stevens
– Brad Rheingans beat Bill White

1991

Acapulco, Mexico:
– Blue Panther defeated Satanico in a tournament final to become the first CMLL World Middleweight Title 

1993

Breman, Germany:
– Hiroyoshi Yamamoto (Tenzan) defeated Alex Wright to win the CWA Jr heavyweight title

2011

WWE TLC: Baltimore, Maryland: 
– Drew McIntyre defeated Alex Riley
– Zack Ryder pinned WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler to win the title 
– WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne defeated Epico & Primo Colon (w/ Rosa Mendes) 
– Randy Orton defeated Wade Barrett in a tables match 
– WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix pinned Kelly Kelly 
– Triple H pinned Kevin Nash in a ladder match 
– Sheamus pinned Jack Swagger (w/ Vickie Guerrero)
– Big Show defeated Mark Henry to win the World Championship in a chair match 
– Daniel Bryan cashed in the Money in the Bank briefcase and defeated the Big Show to become new World Champion
– WWE Champion CM Punk defeated Alberto Del Rio and The Miz in a TLC match to retain the title

2015

ROH Final Battle: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– Jay Lethal defeated AJ Styles to retain the ROH World Title
– Adam Cole defeated Kyle O’Reilly
– War Machine defeated Michael Bennett & Matt Taven to win the ROH World Tag Team Titles
– Michael Elgin defeated Moose

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