Daily Pro Wrestling History (01/28): WWE Royal Rumble 2018


St. Louis, Missouri:
– World Heavyweight Champion Ed “Strangler” Lewis beat Ali Hassan 2 falls to 0 to retain the title


Houston, Texas:
– Wild Red Berry defeated Dizzy Davis to win the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title 


Kansas City, Kansas:
– Bob Orton defeated Dave Sims to win the Central States Title


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– Death match: The Crusher beat Bill Miller 
– Mad Dog Vachon beat Maurice LaPointe
– Mitsu Arakawa beat Rene Goulet
– Doug Gilbert beat Gene Anderson


Kansas City, Kansas:
– Ron Reed beat Dick the Bruiser 2 falls to 1 on a DQ
– Steve Bolus beat Bob Brown 
– Iron Mike drew Moose Evans 
– Doug Gilbert beat Joe Tomasso 


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– Whipper Billy Watson (sub Bruno Sammartino) beat Baron Mikel Scicluna 

– United States heavyweight champion Tiger Jeet Singh beat Dan Miller (sub Edouard Carpentier)

– Dewey Robertson and Whipper Billy Watson took 2 of 3 falls from the Assassin and Dan Miller


Tampa, Florida:
– Lights Out Match: Jos LeDuc defeated Dick Slater
– Special Challenge Match: Bob Roop & Dick Murdoch defeated Terry Funk & “Cowboy” Bill Watts
– Southern Title: Mongolian Stomper defeated Bob Armstrong by dq 
– Mike Graham defeated Ron Garvin
– Iron Mike McCord & Baron Scicluna defeated Tony Parisi & Dominic DeNucci
– Johnny Weaver defeated Sonny Rogers


Miami Beach, Florida:
– Grudge Match: Dusty Rhodes & Eddie Graham defeated Karl Von Steiger & Bob Orton, Jr.
– Southern Title: -Billy Robinson defeated King Curtis by DQ
– Collegiate Rules $1,000 Purse: Jerry Brisco defeated Bob Roop
– Missouri Mauler defeated Cyclon Negro
– Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Roger Kirby


Green Bay, Wisconsin:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Pat Patterson & Ray Stevens beat Verne Gagne & Billy Robinson 
– Bobby Duncum no contest Jim Brunzell 
– Super Destroyer Mark II beat Steve Olsonoski 
– Lord Alfred Hayes beat Juan Valez (sub Greg Gagne) 
– Frank Hill drew Iron Sheik


West Palm Beach, Florida:
– Bubba Douglas handcuffed to Oliver Humperdink: Dusty Rhodes defeated Leroy Brown
– Florida TV Title: Jim Garvin defeated Bugsy McGraw by dq, Garvin retains title
– Florida Title: Manny Fernandez double countout Super Destroyer, Fernandez retains title
– Florida Tag Team Titles: Bryan St. John & Stan Lane defeated Jack & Jerry Brisco to retain titles
– Nikolai Volkoff defeated Mike Miller

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Ricky Morton beat Jerry Bryant
– Sonny King drew Paul Ellering
– Ricky & Robert Gibson beat Sugar Bear Harris & Buddy Wayne
– The Assassins beat Ken Lucas & Steve Regal “in a no DQ” match to win the held-up Southern Tag Team Titles
– Jackie Fargo & Bill Dundee beat Jerry Lawler & Jimmy Valiant via DQ


Guaynabo, Puerto Rico:
– The Super Medicos defeated Hercules Ayala & King Tonga (Haku/Meng) to win the WWC World Tag Team Titles


Memphis, Tennessee:
– Tojo Yamamoto & Johnny Wilhoit beat Joe Lightfoot & Larry Haggar via DQ
– Johnny Wilhoit pinned Kevin Kelly
– Buck Zumhoffe drew Lanny Poffo 
– Plowboy Frazier beat Brad & Mark Batten in a handicap match
– Steve Constance & Tim Ashley beat The Nightmares via DQ
– Randy Savage DDQ Adrian Street
– The Dirty White Boys beat The Terminators & Jimmy Hart via DQ in a handicap match
– Jimmy Valiant beat Mid-America Champ Mike Sharpe via DQ
– Southern Champ Jerry Lawler NC Eddie Gilbert in a Texas death match (as a result, the title was held-up)
– Southern Tag Champs The Interns DDQ The Fabulous Ones


Homestead, Florida:
– Bad News Allen def. Kevin Sullivan
– Florida Tag Titles: The New Breed beat Scott Hall & Steve Armstrong
– Scott Hall defeated Jack “The Stretcher” Hart
– Steve Armstrong defeated Jerry Grey
– Mark Starr defeated Bob Cook
– Black Magic (Norman Smiley) defeated JJ Pallo


Dallas, Texas:
– The World Class Texas Tag Team Title was held up following a match between champions John Tatum & Jack Victory and challengers The Fantastics


WWF Main Event: Macon, Georgia:
– Hulk Hogan & Tugboat defeated Dino Bravo & Earthquake 
– Hacksaw Jim Duggan defeated WWF World Heavyweight Champion Sgt. Slaughter by DQ
– The Legion Of Doom defeated The Orient Express (Pat Tanaka & Kato) 


Norfolk, Virginia:
– Erik Watts defeated Vinnie Vegas
– The Wrecking Crew defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Joey Maggs
– 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Chris Benoit
– Sting defeated Paul Orndorff
– WCW World Champion Big Van Vader defeated Ron Simmons
– Barry Windham, Steve Austin & Brian Pillman defeated WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes, WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas in an elimination match


Barbourville, Kentucky:
– Anthony Michaels defeated the Hornet
– Bobby Blaze defeated Killer Kyle
– Tracy Smothers defeated Chris Candido
– SMW Tag Team Champions Tom Prichard & Jimmy Del Ray defeated Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson
– The Dirty White Boy defeated SMW Heavyweight Champion Brian Lee via disqualification
– Tammy Fytch pinned the Dirty White Girl
– The Dirty White Boy won a Smoky Mountain Rumble


SMW Super Saturday Night Fever: Knoxville, Tennessee:
– D-Lo Brown defeated Brian Logan
– Boo Bradley defeated NWA World Champion Chris Candido (w/ Dennis Coraluzzo & Guido) in a non-title match 
– Ricky Morton defeated Unabomb via disqualification 
– Buddy Landel pinned Tracy Smothers a
– Jerry Lawler defeated SMW Heavyweight Champion the Dirty White Boy to win the title
– The Dirty White Boy pinned Buddy Landel in a lights out match 
– Jimmy Del Ray & Tom Prichard fought New Jack & Mustafa to a double disqualification
– Ricky Morton won a Royal Rumble


Coventry, United Kingdom:
– TNA World Title: AJ Styles defeated Samoa Joe to retain the title
– Team 3D (Brother Ray and Brother Devon) and Beer Money (Robert Roode and James Storm) defeated British Invasion (Rob Terry, Brutus 
  Magnus, and Doug Williams) and Eric Young
– Kurt Angle and Hernandez defeated Rhino and Christopher Daniels

Los Angeles, California:
– ROH TV champion Christopher Daniels defeated Mark Briscoe to retain the title
– In a non title match: Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin defeated ROH Tag Team champions The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli)
– ROH World Title: Roderick Strong defeated El Genericho to retain the title


NXT Takeover: San Antonio, Texas:
– Eric Young defeated Tye Dillinger
– Roderick Strong defeated Andrade “Cien” Almas
– The Authors of Pain defeated NXT Tag Team Champions DIY to win the titles
– NXT Women’s Champion Asuka defeated Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, and Nikki Cross in a four-way to retain the title
– Bobby Roode defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to win the NXT Championship


WWE Royal Rumble: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

– Asuka won the first-ever women’s Royal Rumble match (Ronda Rousey made an appearance after and it was announced that she had signed with WWE)

– Universal Champion Brock Lesnar defeated Braun Strowman and Kane in a triple threat match to retain his title

– Cesaro & Sheamus defeated Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan to win the Raw Tag Team titles

– Shinsuke Nakamura won the men’s Royal Rumble match

– SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos defeated Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin in a two-out-of-three falls match to retain their titles

– WWE Champion AJ Styles defeated Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn in a handicap match to retain his title

– United States Champion Bobby Roode defeated Mojo Rawley to retain his title

– The Revival defeated Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson

– Kalisto, Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado defeated Drew Gulak, Jack Gallagher & TJP

NJPW New Beginning Night 2: Tokyo, Japan:
– Juice Robinson beat Katsuya Kitamura
– Taichi & Taka Michinoku & Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Desperado beat Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask & Ryusuke Taguchi & Shota Umino 
– Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano beat Yujiro Takahashi & Hikuleo (Tama Tonga)
– Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa & Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale beat Togi Makabe & Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Tomoyuki Oka
– Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka beat Michael Elgin & Toa Henare
– Cody & Marty Scurll & Hangman Page beat Kota Ibushi & Kushida & David Finlay
– Tetsuya Naito & Evil & Bushi & Seiya Sanada & Hiromu Takahashi beat Kazuchika Okada & Will Ospreay & Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi & Gedo
– Sho & Yoh beat The Young Bucks to win the IWGP jr. tag team titles
– Jay White pinned Kenny Omega to win the U.S. title