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New #1 Contender For The Intercontinental Title Crowned

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 27, 1995) – WCW Starrcade 1995

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on December 27, 1995, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired their annual ‘Starrcade’ event LIVE on PPV from the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

The 1995 edition of Starrcade was called “World Cup of Wrestling”, as it featured quite a few Puroresu stars from NJPW New Japan Pro Wrestling, such as Kensuke Sasaki, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Shinjiro Otani, Masa Saito, Masahiro Chono, Koji Kanemoto & Jushin “Thunder” Liger.

Here are the results from that night:

– Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Chris Benoit

– Koji Kanemoto defeated Alex Wright

– Lex Luger defeated Masahiro Chono

– Johnny B. Badd defeated Masa Saito via DQ

– Shinjiro Otani defeated Eddie Guerrero

– Randy Savage defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan

– Sting defeated Kensuke Sasaki

– Ric Flair defeated Lex Luger and Sting

– WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Ric Flair defeated Randy Savage (c)

• New #1 Contender For The Intercontinental Title Crowned

At last night’s WWE RAW Live Event at Madison Square Garden, Apollo Crews became the new #1 contender for the Intercontinental Championship by winning a Battle Royal.

He’s now schedule to get his Title shot at a future date against Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose.

This Live Event also featured the return of 16 time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, John Cena.

Baron Corbin was scheduled to face Braun Strowman, but Corbin enjoyed his forfeit win when Strowman failed to appear at the event. This led to Mr. McMahon making a rare WWE Live Event appearance and introduced Corbin’s new opponent – John Cena!

Cena went on to defeat Corbin with his new finishing move (also called the 6th Move Of Doom) – The Lightning Fist.

It’s interesting to note that Cena’s new finisher already looks phoney and now he failed to connect his opponent with it.

You can check it out in the video below:

NXT Stars also competed at this event and John Cena was secretly watching these guys in action. You can watch it below:

Below are the results from this Live Event:

– John Cena def. Baron Corbin

Battle Royal To Crown #1 Contender For The Intercontinental Championship: Apollo Crews def. Konnor, Viktor, Zack Ryder, Curt Hawkins, Rhyno, Heath Slater, No Way Jose, Titus O’Neil and Jinder Mahal

– Sasha Banks & Bayley def. Mickie James & Alicia Fox

– WWE UK Champion Pete Dunne, NXT North American Champion Ricochet, Aleister Black, Matt Riddle and The Velveteen Dream def. NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano and The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, NXT Tag Team Champions Roderick Strong & Kyle O’Reilly)

Guitar On A Pole Match: Elias def. Bobby Lashley

– Natalya & Ember Moon def. Ruby Riott & Liv Morgan

– Finn Balor def. Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre

RAW Tag Team Championship Match: Bobby Roode & Chad Gable (c) def. The Revival & AOP to retain the Titles.

Steel Cage Match For The Intercontinental Championship: Dean Ambrose (c) def. Seth Rollins to retain the Title (Corbin interfered and slammed the cage door on Rollins’ head)

RAW Women’s Championship Match: Ronda Rousey (c) def. Nia Jax to retain the Title.

        
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