Daily Pro Wrestling History (01/25): WWE Royal Rumble 2015


St. Louis, Missouri:
– John Pesek beat Jim Londos in 2 out of 3 falls 


San Francisco, California:
– Lee Henning defeated Sandor Szabo to win the San Francisco NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title


Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
– Yvon Robert defeated Whipper Billy Watson to win the Toronto NWA British Empire Heavyweight Title 


Kansas City, Kansas:
– Tarzan Kowalski defeated Bill Longson to win the NWA Heart of America (later known as Central States) Heavyweight Title


Hollywood, California:
– Wilbur Snyder and Sandor Szabo defeated Lord James Blears and John Tolos to become the first NWA International Television Tag Team Champions


Honolulu, Hawaii:
– Sam Steamboat defeated Dick Hutton for the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– Illio Do Paolo and Billy Red Lyons won the Canadian Open Tag Team Championship over Tiny Mills and Crusher Kowalski in 2 out of 3 falls
– “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers defeated John DeSilva 
– Duke Keomuko and Sato Keomuko beat Dick Byer and Farmer Boy by count out
– Fred Atkins and Mike Gallagher wrestled 20 minutes to a draw
– Doc Gallagher defeated Don McClarity


New Haven, Connecticut:
– Buddy Rogers defeated Bobo Brazil to retain the WWWF World Heavyweight Title


San Francisco, California:
– Dominic DeNucci defeated Ray Stevens to win the San Francisco NWA United States Heavyweight Title 


Kansas City, Kansas:
– Sonny Myers defeated Pedro Valdez
– Steve Bolus defeated Cyclone Castro
– Ernie Ladd defeated Stan the Moose
– Bob Geigel & Bob Brown defeated Klondike Bill & Ronnie Etchison in three falls


Omaha, Nebraska:
– Stan Pulaski and Chris Tolos defeated Butcher and Mad Dog Vachon to win the AWA Midwest Tag Team Titles

Atlanta, Georgia:
– Assassin #2 (Tom Renesto) and The Professional (Doug Gilbert) defeated Alberto and Ramon Torres to win the NWA Georgia Tag Team Titles


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– Non Title Match, No Time Limit: The Crusher & Edouard Carpentier beat AWA Tag Team Champions Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon 2 out of 3 falls
– Blackjack Lanza beat Red Bastien
– Pepper Gomez beat Luke Graham
– Lars Anderson beat Mike Lavine
– Larry Hennig beat Bruce Kirk


Dallas, Texas:
– Dean Ho and Fritz Von Erich defeated Thunderbolt Patterson and Johnny Valentine for the NWA American Tag Team Titles

Macon, Georgia:
– El Mongol defeated Buddy Colt to win the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title 
– Flash and Rocket Monroe defeated Bob Armstrong and Bill Dromo for the NWA Macon Tag Team Titles


Dothan, Alabama:
– The Wrestling Pro defeated Dick Dunn to win the NWA Alabama Heavyweight Title 


Detroit, Michigan:
– Bobo Brazil defeated The Sheik for the Detroit NWA United States Heavyweight Title 

Tampa, Florida:
– NWA Title: Jack Brisco defeated Dory Funk, Jr. to retain the title
– Florida Title: Bill Watts defeated Dick Murdoch to retain the title
– Terry Funk defeated Jos LeDuc
– Judo Jacket Match: Bob Armstrong defeated Prof. Toru Tanaka
– Bob Roop & Dick Slater defeated Tony Parisi & Dominic DeNucci
– The Mongolian Stomper defeated The Great Malenko
– Mike Graham defeated Gene Lewis
– Rocky Johnson defeated Baron Scicluna


Superbowl of Wrestling: Miami, Florida:
– Keith Franks (Adrian Adonis) pinned John Ruffin 
– Bobby Duncum pinned Don Serrano 
– Chavo Guerrero pinned Tank Patterson
– Joyce Grable won a battle royal
– Ivan Putski beat Ox Baker
– Rocky Johnson beat Karl Kox via DQ
– Jack & Jerry Brisco beat Ivan Koloff & Mr. Saito
– Pedro Morales pinned Lars Anderson
– Mike Graham & Steve Keirn beat Jimmy & Johnny Valiant to win the US Tag Team Titles
– Dusty Rhodes beat Ken Patera via countout
– WWWF World Champion, Superstar Billy Graham and NWA World Champion, Harley Race wrestled to a 60 minute time limit draw


St. Louis, Missouri: (Attendance: 11,053 sellout)
– King Kong Brody and Dick Murdoch defeated Andre the Giant and Dick the Bruiser 
– Missouri Champion Kevin Von Erich defeated Jack Brisco
– Andre the Giant and Dick the Bruiser were co-winners of a Wrestle Royal as they agreed to split the purse
– David Von Erich and Sailor Art Thomas defeated Bulldog Bob Brown and Lord Alfred Hayes 
– Pat O’Connor defeated Ed Wiskoski
– Takachiho (later to become The Great Kabuki in Texas) defeated Kerry Brown
– Eddie Gilbert and Tommy Sharp defeated Ron McFarlane and Billy Howard


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– The Crusher & Mad Dog Vachon beat Jerry Blackwell & John Studd by DQ
– Nick Bockwinkel beat Dino Bravo
– Tito Santana beat Jesse Ventura
– Jim Brunzell beat Adrian Adonis
– Brad Rheingans beat Ben DeLeon
– Buck Zumhofe drew Steve Regal


Memphis, Tennessee:
– The Nightmare & Speed drew Ricky Morton & Ric McCord
– Dutch Mantel pinned Roy Rogers
– Stan Lane, Ricky & Robert Gibson beat Bobby Eaton, The Cuban & Iranian Assassins
– Dream Machine & Sweet Brown Sugar beat Jerry Lawler & Tojo Yamamoto
– Southern Tag Champs Bill Dundee & Steve Keirn beat Dennis Condrey & Norvell Austin

Wichita, Kansas:
– Roger Kirby and Jerry Valiant (Guy Mitchell) defeated Eddie Gilbert and Ricky Romero for the NWA Central States Tag Team Titles


Tampa, Florida:
– The Fabulous Kangaroos (Johnny Heffernan and Don Kent) defeated Ron Bass and Barry Windham to win the NWA Florida Global Tag Team Titles
– Lumberjack Match: Midnight Rider defeated Kevin Sullivan
– Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Charlie Cook
– Cowboy Ron Bass defeated Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin
– Leroy Brown beat Rufus R. Jones
– Texas Death Match: Angelo Mosca defeated Barry Windham


Shelby, North Carolina:
– Angelo Mosca, Jr. defeated Iwan Koloff to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title


St. Louis, Missouri:
– Marty Jannetty & Art Crews defeated Sheik Abdullah & Gary Royal
– Rufus R. Jones defeated The Outlaw
– Candi Divine pinned Diane Von Hoffman
– Bob Brown & Dick the Bruiser defeated Ken Timbs & Mr. Pogo
– Terry Funk defeated Wahoo McDaniel in a Texas Death Match
– Harley Race pinned Crusher Blackwell
– King Kong (Bruiser) Brody defeated Kamala by DQ
– Ric Flair pinned Kerry Von Erich to retain NWA World Title


Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
– Sgt. Slaughter no contest AWA Champion Stan Hansen
– Jerry Blackwell beat Boris Zhukov
– Nick Bockwinkel beat Larry Zbyszko by countout
– Non Title: Nord The Barbarian & Mongolian Stomper beat AWA Tag Team Champions Curt Hennig & Scott Hall
– Buck Zumhofe beat Doug Somers

– Jerry Lawler defeated Lars Anderson for the NWA Polynesian Wrestling Polynesian Pacific Heavyweight Title


Memphis, Tennessee:
– Ricky Nelson beat Doctor of Rock #2
– Ron Harris beat Doctor of Rock #1
– Gary Young beat Don Harris
– Max Pain beat Billy Joe Travis
– Ken Wayne beat Teijo Khan via DQ
– Shawn Michaels drew Bill Dundee
– Scott Hall beat Jimmy Jack Funk
– Candi Divine beat Olympia
– Manny Fernandez & Jeff Jarrett beat Jimmy Jack Funk & Teijo Kahn
– Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty beat Bill Dundee & Jerry Lawler


Salem, Oregon:
– Al Madril defeated Rex King for the NWA Pacific Northwest Television Title 


Dallas, Texas:
– Bill Dundee defeated Gary Young to win the vacant USWA Texas Title in a tournament final 

Knoxville, Tennessee:
– Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & Norman defeated Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker, Lt. James Earl, & Dutch Mantel
– The Junkyard Dog pinned the Iron Sheik
– Brian Pillman pinned Big Cat
– WCW US Tag Team Champions Scott Steiner pinned Michael Hayes
– Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong defeated the Master Blasters
– Sting beat WCW World Champion Ric Flair via disqualification


Annadale, Minnesota:
– Brad Rhenigans and Baron Von Raschke defeated The Punishers to win the PWA Tag Team Titles 

Charleston, South Carolina:
– Big Josh pinned Tracy Smothers 
– Richard Morton pinned Johnny B. Badd 
– Ron Simmons pinned Diamond Dallas Page (sub. for the Diamond Studd) 
– El Gigante defeated Cactus Jack (sub. for Big Van Vader) 
– Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham defeated Abdullah the Butcher (sub. for WCW TV Champion Steve Austin) & WCW Tag Team Champion Bobby Eaton 
– WCW US Champion Rick Rude defeated Sting via reverse decision


Memphis, Tennessee:
– Master of Terror #1 beat Tony DeNucci
– Jeff Gaylord beat Scott Campione
– Miss Texas & Sapphire beat Bert Prentice & Leslie Ballenger
– Ron & Don Harris beat Moondog Spot & Danny Davis
– Jerry Lawler & Jeff Jarrett beat Brian Christopher & Mike Miller via DQ
– Ron and Don Harris defeated Jerry Lawler and Jeff Jarrett to win the USWA Tag Team Titles


WCW Clash of Champions: Las Vegas, Nevada:
– WCW World Television Champion Arn Anderson (with Col. Robert Parker and Meng) pinned Johnny B. Badd to retain the title
– WCW World Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray (with Sister Sherri)) defeated Stars-N-Stripes (Marcus Alexander 
  Bagwell and The Patriot) to retain the title
– Sting defeated Avalanche by submission 
– WCW World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan (with Jimmy Hart) and Randy Savage defeated The Butcher and Kevin Sullivan


WCW Souled Out PPV: Cedar Rapids, Iowa:
– The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott Steiner) (WCW) defeated WCW World Tag Team Champions The Outsiders (Scott Hall and Kevin Nash) (nWo) to win the titles
– WCW Cruiserweight Champion Eddy Guerrero (WCW) defeated Syxx (nWo) in a Ladder match to retain the title
– WCW World Heavyweight Champion Hollywood Hulk Hogan (nWo) fought The Giant (WCW) to a no contest to retain the title


Yokohama, Japan:
– Toshiaki Kawada and Akira Taue defeated Johnny Ace and Kenta Kobashi for the AJPW Unified World Tag Team titles


Las Vegas, Nevada:
– Sid Vicious defeated Ron Harris and WCW World Heavyweight Champion Kevin Nash in a three-way steel cage match to win the title
– Lex Luger defeated Buff Bagwell by DQ


WWE Royal Rumble: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– Ric Flair & Batista defeated The Dudleys in a tables match to retain the RAW World Tag Titles
– WWF Champion Brock Lesnar defeated Bob Holly to retain the WWF World Title
– Raw Champion Triple H wrestled Shawn Michaels to a draw to retain the title
– Chris Benoit won the Royal Rumble


WWE Royal Rumble: Detroit, Michigan:
– Randy Orton won the Royal Rumble
– Melina defeated Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix to win the title
– Edge defeated Jeff Hardy in a no DQ match to win the WWE Title
– John Cena defeated JBL to retain the World Title


WWE Royal Rumble: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– Cesaro and Tyson Kidd (with Adam Rose and Natalya) defeated The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston) (with Xavier Woods)
– The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor) defeated The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Road Dogg)
– The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso) defeated Damien Mizdow and The Miz to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship
– The Bella Twins (Brie Bella and Nikki Bella) defeated Paige and Natalya
– Brock Lesnar defeated John Cena and Seth Rollins to retain the WWE World Title
– Roman Reigns won the Royal Rumble


WWE When Worlds Collide: Houston, Texas:
– Finn Balor pinned Ilja Dragunov 
– Jordan Devlin won the NXT Cruiserweight title in a four-way over Angel Garza, Isaiah Scott and Travis Banks
– Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano defeated Tyler Bate & Trent Seven 
– Rhea Ripley retained the NXT Women’s title over Toni Storm 
– Imperium (WALTER, Alexander Wolfe, Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner) defeated Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish)