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Daily Pro Wrestling History (01/15): Big John Studd wins 1989 Royal Rumble



Duluth, Minnesota:
- American Heavyweight Title: Stanislaus Zbyszko beat Jess Westergaard by DQ (Westergaard retained title)


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Dave Sims defeated Bobby Lane to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title 


Waterloo, Iowa:
- US Heavyweight Title match: Verne Gagne beat Bob Orton 2 falls to 1 to retain the title 


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Herb and Seymour Freeman defeated Reggie and Stan Lisowski for the Minneapolis NWA World Tag Team Title 

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Bobby Bruns, Bob Ellis and Billy McDaniel beat Lee Henning, Bill Longson and Mighty Atlas in 2 out of 3 falls
- Thor Hagen beat Bob Orton by DQ
- Joe Hamilton beat Rip Hawk
- Mighty Atlas b. Bobby Bruns by DQ


St. Paul, Minnesota:
- Larry Hennig and Duke Hoffman defeated Ivan and Nikita Kalmikoff in a tournament final for the vacant AWA World Tag Team Titles


Salem, Oregon:
- Luther Lindsay and Shag Thomas defeated The Destroyer and Art Michalik to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Bulldog Brower beat Edouard Carpentier 
- Fred Atkins and Tiger Jeet Singh beat Ivan Kalmikoff and "Whipper" Billy Watson
- Sweet Daddy Siki beat Dutch Momberg 
- Rocky Johnson beat Stamford Murphy 
- Johnny Kostas beat Joe Christie 
- Billy "Red"Lyons and Hans Schmidt went to a 20:00 draw


Mobile, Alabama:
- Don Carson and Dick Dunn defeated Flash and Rocket Monroe for the NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Title 


Tokuyama, Japan:
- Bill Dromo defeated Kintaro Ohki to win the Japan Wrestling Association All Asia Heavyweight Title


- Dory Dixon defeated Kinji Shibuya for the NWA Beat the Champ Television Title

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- The Crusher beat Nick Bockwinkel 
- Billy Robinson beat Red Bastien
- Ivan Koloff & Big K beat Andre Rousimoff & Bull Bullinski on a 3rd fall DQ
- Larry Hennig beat Joe Scarpello
- Dusty Rhodes beat Billy Howard 


Long Beach, California:
- John Tolos defeated Pak Song to win the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title 

Dallas, Texas:
- The Great Mephisto defeated Jose Lothario for the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title

Mobile, Alabama:
- Norvell Austin and Rocket Monroe defeated Gunga Din and Kubla Khan to win the Gulf Coast NWA United States Tag Team Titles


San Francisco, California:
- The Brute defeated Peter Maivia to win the San Francisco NWA United States Heavyweight Title 


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Ripper Collins (w/ Percival A. Friend) defeated Bob Geigel
- Bob Brown & Ed Wiskoski defeated Ray Candy & Mike George
- Fence Match: Jerry Oates & Ted Oates defeated Ron Bass & Dutch Mantell


Portland, Oregon:
- Buddy Rose and Jesse Ventura won the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title from Dutch Savage and Jimmy Snuka


Mexico City, Mexico:
- Canek defeated Dr. Wagner for the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Title 


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jackie Welch beat Danny Davis
- Dennis Condrey & Don Fargo beat Pez Whatley & Roger Howell
- Rip Smith, Bill Dundee, & Tommy Gilbert beat Chris Colt, David Schultz, & Wayne Ferris via DQ
- Ron Fuller beat Austin Idol to win the Southern Title


Tampa, Florida:
- Lumberjack Match: Mike Graham defeated Bugsy McGraw 
- Florida Title: Manny Fernandez defeated Leroy Brown by DQ
- $5,000 Challenge: Uvalde Slim defeated Super Destroyer 
- Bryan St John & Stan Lane & Johnny Valiant defeated Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco & Don Diamond 


Oakland, California:
- Andre The Giant beat Jerry Blackwell
- Nick Bockwinkel beat Tito Santana
- Non Title: Pat Patterson & Ray Stevens beat AWA Tag Team Champions Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura
- John Studd drew Dino Bravo
- Greg Gagne beat Bobby Heenan
- Jerry Blackwell won battle royal


Miami, Florida:
- Mike Graham defeated Kevin Sullivan to win the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title

San Juan, Puerto Rico:
- King Tonga (Haku) defeated Invader I for the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Title 

Guadalajara, Mexico:
- Ringo Mendoza defeated El Faraon to win the NWA World Light Heavyweight Title 


Montgomery, Alabama:
- Arn Anderson and Jerry Stubbs defeated Jimmy Golden and Jacques Rougeau in a tournament final for the vacant NWA Southeastern Tag Team Titles


Anoka, Minnesota: 
- The Terminators (Rigs and Wolf) were billed as the PWA Tag Team Champions 
- Mad Dog Vachon defeated "Mr. Electricity" Steve Regal to become the first PWA Heavyweight Champion
- Danny Gage defeated Mohammed Abass to become the first PWA Iron Horse Television Champion


Tampa, Florid:
- Jesse Barr defeated Lex Luger to win the Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 


WWF Royal Rumble: Houston, Texas:
- Haku defeated Harley Race to win the unofficial title of "King of Wrestling"
- The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart) and Jim Duggan defeated The Fabulous Rougeaus (Jacques and Raymond) and Dino Bravo (with Frenchy Martin and Jimmy Hart) in 2 out of 3 falls
- Big John Studd won the Royal Rumble


Kobe, Japan:
- Big Titan defeated Atsushi Onita to win the WWA World Martial Arts Title


Bluff City, Tennessee:
- Jimmy Golden defeated Reno Riggins
- Tracy Smothers defeated Killer Kyle
- Tim Horner defeated SMW Heavyweight Champion the Dirty White Boy via disqualification
- SMW Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Stan Lane & Tom Prichard
- Tracy Smothers won a battle royal


Dallas, Texas:
- John Hawk (John Layfield) defeated Kevin Von Erich to win the NWA North American Heavyweight Title 


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Miss Texas (Jackie Moore) defeated Lady Satan (Debbie Combs) for the USWA Women's Title 


Lakeland, Florida:
- Rey Misterio, Jr. defeated WCW Cruiserweight Champion Juventud Guerrera to win the title
- Chris Jericho defeated Eddie Guerrero
- Lex Luger and Diamond Dallas Page defeated Kevin Nash and Randy Savage by disqualification


TNA Final Resolution: Orlando, Florida:
- Alex Shelley & Roderick Strong & Austin Aries defeated Matt Bentley (with Tracy Brooks) & Sonjay Dutt & Chris Sabin 
- AJ Styles defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi 
- NWA Tag Team champions; America's Most Wanted (James Storm & Chris Harris) (with Gail Kim) defeated Team 3D to retain the titles
- TNA X-Division champion Samoa Joe defeated Christopher Daniels to retain the title