On This Day In Wrestling…December 30th

What happened on December 30th in wrestling? Jeff Jarrett won the NWA North American Title from Barry Windham in the middle of a WWE ring.

Jeff Jarrett

Credit: WWE

1997 – On a Monday Night Raw taping from New Haven, Connecticut, Jeff Jarrett defeated Barry Windham to win the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship.

1998 – Sam Muchnick, the longstanding St. Louis wrestling promoter died of internal bleeding in the city at the age of 93.

2003 – Rey Mysterio won the WWE Cruiserweight Championship from Tajiri at a SmackDown taping in Laredo, Texas.

2007 – Ring Of Honor ‘Final Battle’ took place at the Manhattan Center in New York City. In the main event, The Age Of The Fall (Jimmy Jacobs and Tyler Black) won the ROH Tag Team Championship from Mark and Jay Briscoe.

Notable Wrestling Birthdays:

  • Ray Fenix (1990)
  • Eddie Edwards (1983)
  • PCO (1967)
  • Bill Kazmaier (1953)

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