TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… DEC 17th: Tanaka Takes the Title

DATELINE: DEC 17, 1999 – NASHVILLE, TN


At an ECW on TNN taping, Masato Tanaka defeats Mike Awesome to win the ECW World Heavyweight Championship.

Tanaka’s world title run would end less than a week later at the next set of ECW on TNN tapings.


Despite the brief reign, the series of matches between Awesome and Tanaka are considered ECW Classics:





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