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The Best WWE Christmas-Themed Matches Ever [WATCH]

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The WWE universe has always embraced the festive spirit of Christmas, transforming the squared circle into a winter wonderland of high-flying action and unforgettable moments.

Over the years, WWE has presented several Christmas-themed matches that have captivated audiences with their unique blend of holiday cheer and intense competition.

Let’s dive into some of the most memorable Christmas-themed matches in WWE history.

WWE Christmas Present on a Pole Match – RAW 2013

In 2013, WWE fans witnessed a unique “Christmas Present on a Pole” match on RAW. This match featured Dolph Ziggler and Fandango competing in a festive showdown.

The pole, adorned to resemble a giant candy cane, became the focal point as both superstars vied for the coveted Christmas present.

Despite Ziggler’s valiant efforts and the crowd’s support, Fandango emerged victorious, securing an Intercontinental title shot.

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Miracle On 34th Street Fight – RAW 2014

The “Miracle On 34th Street Fight” of 2014 saw Dean Ambrose and Bray Wyatt engage in a gruelling battle. This match stood out for its sheer intensity and lack of holiday cheer, as both competitors were driven by deep-seated animosity.

Although Wyatt ultimately defeated Ambrose, the latter managed to exact some revenge, leaving the audience in awe of their resilience and determination.

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Foley Claus vs JBL Kringle – WWE Christmas Tribute to the Troops 2005

The 2005 Tribute to the Troops event brought a special Christmas treat to the armed forces in Afghanistan. A light-hearted and entertaining match saw Mick Foley as Foley Claus going head-to-head with JBL as JBL Kringle.

This short but sweet encounter ended with Foley Claus triumphing over his counterpart, bringing a festive moment of joy to the troops.

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The Battle for Christmas – RAW 2013

Another highlight of 2013 was “The Battle for Christmas” on RAW. Mark Henry, the “world’s strongest Santa,” faced off against Damien Sandow, who was determined to spoil the Christmas spirit.

The match was a crowd-pleaser, with Henry ultimately prevailing and ensuring a happy ending for the fans.

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Miracle on 34th Street Fight – RAW 2012

In 2012, the “Miracle on 34th Street Fight” featured John Cena and Alberto Del Rio in an incredibly entertaining match.

The storyline involved Del Rio accidentally hitting Santa Claus with his car, leading to Cena stepping in to teach him a lesson.

The match concluded with Santa Claus (revealed to be Mick Foley) assisting Cena in securing the victory, much to the delight of the audience.

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Q: What makes WWE Christmas-themed matches special? A: WWE Christmas-themed matches are special because they blend the festive spirit of the holiday season with the excitement and drama of professional wrestling. These matches often feature unique stipulations and props, adding a fun and entertaining twist to traditional wrestling bouts.

Q: Have any WWE Christmas-themed matches involved championship titles? A: While most WWE Christmas-themed matches are more about entertainment and holiday spirit than championship stakes, some have included opportunities for title shots, like the 2013 Christmas Present on a Pole match where Fandango earned an Intercontinental title shot.

Q: Are Christmas matches suitable for all ages? A: Yes, Christmas-themed matches are generally designed to be family-friendly and suitable for viewers of all ages, focusing more on fun and holiday cheer than intense rivalries.

Q: How often does WWE hold Christmas-themed matches? A: WWE typically features Christmas-themed matches during their holiday episodes, usually around Christmas time. These matches have become a festive tradition in WWE programming.

Q: Can I watch these matches online? A: Yes, many of these iconic Christmas-themed matches are available on the WWE Network and other streaming platforms where WWE content is accessible.

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