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What happened on December 16th in Wrestling History?

Title changes (Selection of important championships)
1941Mexican National Middleweight Title: Championship vacant
1941NWA World Middleweight Title: Won by Black Guzmán
1988AJPW World Tag Team Titles: Won by Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy
1990WCW United States Heavyweight Title: Won by Lex Luger
1992CMLL World Middleweight Title: Won by El Dandy
1994CMLL World Tag Team Titles: Won by Silver King & El Texano
1997Mexican National Tag Team Titles: Won by Fuerza Guerrera & Mosco de la Merced
2004AJPW World Tag Team Titles: Championship vacant
2005WWE Tag Team Titles: Won by Batista & Rey Mysterio
2007WWE World Heavyweight Title: Won by Edge
2011Mexican National Trios Titles: Won by Atlantis & Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr.
2011AAA Reina de Reinas Title: Won by Sexy Star
2011AAA Latin America Title: Won by L.A. Par-K
2012Occidente Middleweight Title: Won by Bárbaro Cavernario
2012ROH World Tag Team Titles: Won by Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe
2012Mexican National Trios Titles: Won by Kraneo & Mr. Águila & Psycosis Extreme
2017AAA World Tag Team Titles: Won by Cuervo & Escoria
2018WWE SmackDown Women’s Title: Won by Asuka
2018GHC Heavyweight Title: Won by Kaito Kiyomiya
2018GHC Junior Heavyweight Title: Won by Daisuke Harada
2018WWE Intercontinental Title: Won by Dean Ambrose
2018GHC Heavyweight Tag Team Titles: Won by MAYBACH Taniguchi & Yuji Hino
2018GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles: Won by Hajime Ohara & Hitoshi Kumano
2021AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Title: Won by Super Crazy
All in all, there are 304 title changes in our championships database which happened on a December 16th.

Tournament Finals
1990
Pat O'Connor Memorial International Tag Team Tournament 1990
1991
AWF Heavyweight Title Tournament
1994
CMLL World Tag Team Titles Tournament
1994
UFC 4 Tournament
1995
The Ultimate Ultimate Tournament
2001
PWF Tag Team Round Robin Challenge
2006
2AW Heavyweight Title Tournament
2006
MWA Cruiserweight Title Tournament
2007
Pancrase Korea Neo-Blood Light Heavyweight Tournament
2007
Pancrase Korea Neo-Blood Lightweight Tournament
2007
#1-Contender Tournament (OZ Academy Openweight Title)
2007
Pancrase Korea Neo-Blood Welterweight Tournament
2007
Pancrase Korea Neo-Blood Middleweight Tournament
2007
IWF Tournament of Champions 2007
2007
IWA Texas Lone Star Classic 2007
2012
Osaka Pro Tenno-zan 2012
2012
Captain of the Secret Base Openweight Title Tournament
2016
HIW King's Challenge VII
2017
RSW West Virginia Grand Title Tournament
2017
EWP Axel Dieter Memorial Cup 2017
2018
WWE Mixed Match Challenge II
2022
ZERO1 Furinkazan Tag Tournament 2022
2023
RevPro Great British Tag League 2023

Pay-Per-Views (or similar)
1988
AJPW Real World Tag League 1988 - Day 22
1990
WCW Starrcade 1990: Collision Course (Buyrate: 1.30)
1994
UFC 4: Revenge of the Warriors (Buyrate: 120000)
1994
CMLL Súper Viernes - Juicio Final 1994
1995
UFC The Ultimate Ultimate (Buyrate: 251000)
2000
UFC 29: Defense of the Belts
2003
Toryumon Japan La Ultima Caida 2003
2004
Dragon Gate Gate Of Legend
2007
WWE Armageddon 2007 (Buyrate: 237000)
2011
CMLL Viernes Espectacular - Sin Piedad
2011
AAA Guerra de Titanes 2011
2012
WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2012 (Buyrate: 175000)
2012
ROH Final Battle 2012: Doomsday (Buyrate: 2000)
2017
SHINE 47
2018
WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2018
2018
EVOLVE 118
2023
OVW Christmas Chaos 2023

Free TV Shows
1961
CWF Championship Wrestling from Florida
1967
GCW Live Wrestling from Columbus
1967
GCW Live Atlanta Wrestling
1972
GCW Georgia Championship Wrestling
1990
WWF Wrestling Challenge
1991
NJPW Battle Final 1991 - Day 9
1995
WWF Superstars
1995
WCW Saturday Night
1996
WWF Monday Night RAW #188 (Rating: 2.30)
1996
WCW Monday Nitro #66 (Rating: 3.20)
1999
WWF SmackDown! #17 (Rating: 4.40)
1999
WCW Thunder #92
2000
XPW TV #35
2000
WCW Worldwide
2000
NOAH's Ark on Samurai TV
2002
XPW Monday Nightmare #15
2002
WWE RAW #499 (Rating: 3.50)
2004
WWE SmackDown #278 (Rating: 3.50)
2005
ZERO1 on Samurai TV
2005
WWE Friday Night SmackDown #330 (Rating: 3.00)
2005
TNAW Xplosion
2006
WWE ECW on Sci Fi #27 (Rating: 0.90)
2006
OVW TV Show
2007
OZ Academy Golden Rose
2008
WWE ECW on Sci Fi #132 (Rating: 1.30)
2008
BJW Death Match Wars #201
2009
WEC Best of 2009
2010
WWE Superstars #88 (Rating: 0.60)
2010
WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis (Rating: 0.62/615000)
2010
TNAW Thursday Night iMPACT! #336 - Head Games? (Rating: 1.12)
2010
Michinoku Pro Space Great Battle ~Decisive Final Battle~
2011
WWE SmackDown #643 (Rating: 1.99/2881000)
2011
Legacy Fighting Championship 9
2011
Dragon Gate Infinity #243
2012
WWE Vintage Collection #237
2012
Osaka Pro Tennozan 2012 - Day 6
2013
WWE RAW #1073 (Rating: 2.95/4112000)
2013
Rikidozan's Death 50th Anniversary Memorial Show Puroresu No Chikara
2014
WWE SmackDown #800 - 800th Episode Celebration (Rating: 1.51/2027000)
2014
Dragon Gate Fantastic Gate 2014 - Day 9 ~ Infinity #360
2015
TNAW IMPACT WRESTLING #596 (Rating: 155000)
2015
Dragon Gate Infinity #395
2015
Dragon Gate Infinity #394
2016
NJPW Road to Tokyo Dome 2017 - Day 1
2016
Bellator 169/BAMMA 27
2017
UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. dos Anjos
2017
ROH on SBG #326
2018
NOAH Great Voyage 2018 in Yokohama Vol. 2
2019
WWE RAW #1386 (Rating: 2053000)
2020
WWE NXT #565 (Rating: 766000)
2020
MLW Fusion #114
2020
AEW Dynamite #63 (Rating: 806000)
2021
OVW TV #1166 - Christmas Chaos
2021
IW IMPACT #909 (Rating: 71000)
2021
IW Before the IMPACT #44
2021
AJPW Prime Night 2021
2022
WWE Friday Night SmackDown #1217 (Rating: 2191000)
2022
Dragon Gate Fantastic Gate 2022 - Day 8
2022
AEW Rampage #71 (Rating: 464000)
2023
WOW Women of Wrestling S09 E14 - Everyone wants the Champion
2023
AEW Collision #27 - Winter is Coming 2023 - Night 3 (Rating: 457000)

The ten oldest shows in our database
1892
Show @ Praha
1900
Show @ Genf
1901
World Championship 1901 Day 30
1902
Show @ New York City
1906
Show @ Wien
1908
Show @ Toledo
1908
Show @ Chicago
1910
Show @ Duluth
1910
Show @ Detroit
1910
Show @ Chicago
All in all, there are 304 shows in our events database which happened on a December 16th.

Birthdays
1889
Henry Jones
1891
Nick Velcoff
1901
Walter Stratton
1919
Ossie Timmins
1925
Chuck McCracken
1938
Sweet Georgia Brown
1943
Fernand Fréchette
1946
Tenshin Yonemura
1955
Eddy Steinblock
1962
William Perry
1963
Bruiser Okamoto
1965
Jason Anderson
1966
MEN's Teio
1967
Eagle Sawai
1969
Bobby Southworth
1970
Hannibal Ramseed
1970
Carol Midori
1971
Big Dave
1975
Jadamba Narantungalag
1978
James Thompson
1978
Elaina Maxwell
1979
Jonathan Huber
1979
Murat Bosporus
1979
Christian Bruns
1980
Hiromi Horiguchi
1983
Jigsaw
1983
Kris Travis
1983
Takeya Mizugaki
1985
Deborah K
1985
Miss DeVille
1985
Psycho Clown
1987
Cody McKenzie
1987
Hiroki Murase
1988
Zafar Ameen
1988
Nicco Montaño
1994
Keita Murray
2000
Devlyn Macabre
???
The Unknown
???
Ryan Reed
???
Sammi Lane
???
Chica Bacteria
???
Sean Royal
???
Jerry Graham

Deaths
1917
Frank Gotch
1930
Texas Tate
1945
Marin Pleština
1948
Ali Aliba
1982
George Gadaski
1984
Otto Kelly
1994
Zeus
1998
Brady Boone
2000
Blue Demon
2005
Le Petit Prince
2006
The Spoiler
2015
Lizmark

Debuts
1935
Sandor Vary
1986
Violencia
1987
Kenta Kobashi
1987
Tsuyoshi Kikuchi
1994
Frank Shamrock
1994
Bruce Beck
1994
Guy Mezger
1994
Jeff Blatnick
1994
Leon Dijk
1994
Joe Charles
1995
Ralph Soto
1997
Evan Karagias
1998
Daisaku Shimoda
2000
Earl of Arrogance
2000
Valdas Pocevicius
2000
Lollypop
2001
Jonathan Goulet
2006
Ron Keslar
2006
Papy Abedi
2009
El Hijo del Clímax
2011
Andrew Todhunter
2013
Chikara
2016
O'Shay Edwards
2016
DilfBoi Daltono

Mask Matches
1935Mysterious One lost the mask at an event against Wild Red Berry.
1936Red Shadow's Manager lost the mask at an event against Pat Fraley.
1959Great Bolo lost the mask at an event against Michiaki Yoshimura.
1999El Corsario lost the mask at an event against Máscara Sagrada.
2004Johnson Florida lost the mask at an event against Dragon Kid, Genki Horiguchi, Magnum TOKYO and Ryo Saito.
2005American Angel lost the mask at an event against Tsunami.
2012Ciclope lost the mask at an event against Drastik Boy.
2022Puma de Oro lost the mask at an event against Tonalli.

Hair Matches
1994Black Magic lost the hair at an event against La Fiera.
2001Yumiko Hotta lost the hair at an event against Kaoru Ito.
2001Pirata Morgan Jr. lost the hair at an event against Crazy Boy.
2004Michael Iwasa lost the hair at an event against Dragon Kid, Genki Horiguchi, Magnum TOKYO and Ryo Saito.
2004Kenskee Sasaki lost the hair at an event against Dragon Kid, Genki Horiguchi, Magnum TOKYO and Ryo Saito.
2004Daniel Mishima lost the hair at an event against Dragon Kid, Genki Horiguchi, Magnum TOKYO and Ryo Saito.
2007Brazo de Oro lost the hair at an event against Exterminador.
2011Felino lost the hair at an event against Blue Panther.
2012Cerebro Negro lost the hair at an event against Dr. Cerebro.
2012Kansser lost the hair at an event against Demonio Baltazar and El Forastero.
2012El Hijo del Konan Big lost the hair at an event against El Hijo del Ninja.
2012El Demonio Azul lost the hair at an event against El Demonio Azul and Kansser.
2012Perro Mocho Jr. lost the hair at an event against Paranoiko.
2012Calvin Beckham lost the hair at an event against Discovery.
2012Juventud Rebelde lost the hair at an event against Peligro.
2014Colmillo Blanco lost the hair at an event against Príncipe Halcón.
2018Rodrigo García lost the hair at an event against Fast Forward.
2023Súper Brazo lost the hair at an event against Atomic Star.

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