Merry Christmas pro wrestling fans. Before the WWE took over the world, territorial pro wrestling dominated the United States. Christmas was one of the biggest days of the year to run events and these territories would script angles to coincide with the big holiday. Portland and Texas specifically booked some of the hottest and greatest wrestling angles of all time. Check out this collection of videos featuring some of pro wrestling’s most memorable Christmas moments.
A Rowdy Roddy Piper Christmas – Portland Wrestling 1979
Santa must have known about what Billy Jack Haynes was really up to – Portland 1985
Fritz Von Erich “collapses” on Christmas night 1987
Kevin Sullivan is no Santa
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There are many other great Christmas pro wrestling moments in addition to these angles.
- In World Class Championship Wrestling, Michael Hayes dressed as Santa Claus after losing a Loser Leaves Town Match and sneak attacked Kerry Von Erich. – In Florida Championship Wrestling, Dusty Rhodes was banished from Florida after losing a Loser Leaves Town Match to Kevin Sullivan on Christmas night in 1982. Jake “The Snake” Roberts dressed up as Santa Claus and interfered on Sullivan’s behalf giving him the win. – The first time Jimmy Snuka ever did his splash off of a steel cage was in a Christmas match in the late 1970s against Buddy Rose in Portland, Or. – Austin Idol won his first of many AWA Southern titles beating Jerry Lawler in Memphis, TN on Christmas night 1979. – On ..read more