On This Day In Wrestling History…December 31st

What happened on December 31st in wrestling? Almost nothing, actually. But Brock Lesnar retired from MMA back in 2011 following a UFC loss.

Brock Lesnar

Credit: MMA Weekly

2010 – CZW star Nick Gage turned himself into police in New Jersey following the release of the information that he was a person of interest in an armed bank robbery in Collingswood, New Jersey on December 22nd. He was subsequently charged, found guilty and sentenced to five years in prison.

2011 – The day after his loss to Alistar Overeem at UFC141, former WWE Champion Brock Lesnar announced his retirement from MMA. He would subsequently return for one more match, against Mark Hunt at UFC200. He would win that match but the result was then overturned after Lesnar was found to have tested positive for banned substances.

Notable Wrestling Birthdays:

  • Danny Burch (1981)
  • Matt Cross (1980)
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