Today In Pro Wrestling History (Dec 17): Tanaka Takes the Title

Today in Pro Wrestling History: On December 17, 1999, a landmark moment occurred in the annals of professional wrestling when Masato Tanaka triumphed over Mike Awesome during an ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling) on TNN taping, clinching the ECW World Heavyweight Championship.

Today In Pro Wrestling History (Dec 17): Tanaka Takes the Title

This victory marked a significant achievement for Tanaka in the realm of professional wrestling, especially within the hardcore and intensely competitive environment of ECW.

However, Tanaka’s tenure at the pinnacle of ECW was notably brief. He relinquished the championship back to Mike Awesome in less than a week during subsequent TV tapings.

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