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Daily Pro Wrestling History (12/18): Daniel Bryan wins World title at TLC 2011



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 


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


Bristol, England:

- Tony Charles defeated Al Hayes (Lord Hayes) to win the Southern Area title


Houston, Texas:

- Toru Tanaka defeated Fritz Von Erich to win the NWA American Heavyweight Title (later to become the World Class World Heavyweight Title)


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


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 


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


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


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


Acapulco, Mexico:

- Blue Panther defeated Satanico in a tournament final to become the first CMLL World Middleweight Title 


Breman, Germany:

- Hiroyoshi Yamamoto (Tenzan) defeated Alex Wright to win the CWA Jr heavyweight title


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


ROH Final Battle: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

- Cheeseburger defeated Bob Evans (with Tim Hughes)

- The All Night Express (Rhett Titus and Kenny King) defeated The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) and The Young Bucks (Matt 

  Jackson and Nick Jackson) in a three-way tag team match to determine the number one contender for the ROH World Tag Team Championship

- Silas Young defeated Dalton Castle

- Michael Elgin defeated Moose (with Stokely Hathaway)

- Adam Cole defeated Kyle O'Reilly

- Alex Shelley, Matt Sydal and ACH defeated The Addiction (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian) and Chris Sabin

- Roderick Strong defeated Bobby Fish to retain the ROH TV Title

- War Machine defeated Michael Bennett & Matt Taven to win the ROH World Tag Team Titles

- Jay Lethal defeated AJ Styles to retain the ROH World Title