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Daily Pro Wrestling History (01/21): Steve Austin wins the 2001 Royal Rumble


Dallas, Texas:
- Johnny Valentine defeated Bill Melby for the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title


Memphis, Tennessee:
- The Medics (Tony Gonzales and Donald Lortie) defeated Eric Pomeroy (Stan Pulaski) and Ray Andrews to win the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Titles


Seattle, Washington:
- The Destroyer beat Luther Lindsay
- Paddy Barrett beat Louie Tiller
- Abe Jacobs beat Pedro Lopez
- El Mongol beat Dano McDonald
- Nick Bockwinkel beat Don Duffy
- Tony Borne beat Nick Kozak


Amarillo, Texas:
- Ken Lucas and Sputnik Monroe defeated Art Nielson and The Red Raider to win the Amarillo version of the NWA North American Tag Team Titles


Indianapolis, Indiana:
- Dick the Bruiser and The Crusher defeated The Devil's Duo (Angelo Poffo and Chris Markoff) for the World Wrestling Association World Tag Team Titles

San Francisco, California:
- Ray Stevens and Pat Patterson defeated Ciclon Negro and The Mongolian Stomper to win the American Wrestling Alliance World Tag Team Titles


Sydney, Australia:
- The Texas Outlaws (Dick Murdoch and Dusty Rhodes) defeated Mark Lewin and Mario Milano to win the International Wrestling Alliance World Tag Team Titles

Hattiesburg, Mississippi:
- Bobby Fields won the NWA Mississippi Heavyweight Title by defeating Rocket Monroe 


Knoxville, Tennessee:
- Don and Al Greene defeated The Avengers for the NWA Tennessee Tag Team Titles


Miami, Florida:
- Lights Out match: King Curtis defeated Big Bad John 
- Florida Title: Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Frank Goodish by DQ to retain title
- Southern Title: Billy Robinson defeated Bob Roop 
- Bob Orton, Jr. & Karl Von Steiger defeated Jerry Brisco (sub for Mike Graham) & Eddie Graham 
- Missouri Mauler defeated Omar Negro 
- Jerry Brisco defeated Roger Kirby 
- Abe Jacobs defeated Ron Starr 
- Cyclon Negro defeated Rip Hawk 
- Dino Bravo & Bill Dromo defeated Mike York & George McCreary


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Anderson Brothers bear Mr Wrestling 1 & 2
- Dick Slater beat T-bolt Patterson
- Dusty Rhodes beat the Stomper
- Abdullah the Butcher beat Bob Backlund
- Ray Rougeau beat Scott Irwin
- Rick Steamboat beat Charlie Fulton


Memphis, Tennessee:
- AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion Ron Fuller and Toru Tanaka defeated Dennis Condrey and Don Fargo in a tournament final to win the vacant AWA Southern Tag Team Title


Dallas, Texas:
- Terry Gordy defeated Kevin Von Erich for the World Class American Heavyweight Title 


Hartford, Connecticut:
- The U.S. Express (Mike Rotundo and Barry Windham) defeated Adrian Adonis and Dick Murdoch for the WWF World Tag Team Titles


Portland, Oregon:
- Tom Zenk defeated Bobby Jaggers for the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title

Louisville, Kentucky:
- Buddy Landel defeated Koko Ware to win the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title


Victoria, British Columbia, Canada:
- Rick Martel and Tom Zenk beat Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake
- Paul Orndorff drew Tito Santana
- Brian Blair and Jim Brunzell beat Don Muraco and Bob Orton
- Jake Roberts beat Corporal Kirschner
- Billy Jack Haynes beat Dino Bravo
- Butch Reed beat Pedro Morales 
- Ron Bass drew Nick Kiniski


WWF Royal Rumble: Orlando, Florida:
- Hulk Hogan won the Royal Rumble 
- Ronnie Garvin defeated Greg Valentine in an I Quit match


WCW Clash of the Champions: Topeka, Kansas:
- The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) defeated Big Van Vader and Mr. Hughes
- Cactus Jack pinned Van Hammer in a falls count anywhere match
- Ricky Steamboat and Sting defeated WCW World Television Champion Steve Austin and WCW United States Heavyweight Champion Rick Rude


Lenoir, North Carolina: 
- Bobby Blaze pinned Killer Kyle
- Tracy Smothers pinned Chris Candido
- Brian Lee pinned The Dirty White Boy
- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated SMW Tag Team Champions Tom Prichard & Jimmy Del Ray via disqualification
- The Dirty White Boy won a battle royal


Columbus, Ohio:
- Alex Wright defeated Bobby Eaton 
- Johnny B. Badd defeated Jean Paul Levesque
- Marcus Alexander Bagwell & the Patriot defeated Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma 
- The Nasty Boys defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat via disqualification 
- WCW US Champion Vader defeated Jim Duggan
- Sting defeated Avalanche via disqualification


WWF Royal Rumble: Fresno, California:
- Shawn Michaels won the Royal Rumble
- Goldust pinned WWF Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon to win the title
- WWF Tag Team Champions The Smoking Gunns (Billy and Bart) defeated The Bodydonnas (Skip and Zip)


WCW Clash of the Champions: Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) defeated The Amazing French Canadians (Pierre Oulette and Jacques Rougeau)
- Chris Benoit pinned Kevin Sullivan in a falls count anywhere match
- Dean Malenko defeated WCW Cruiserweight Champion Ultimo Dragon to win the title


WWF Royal Rumble: New Orleans, Louisiana:
- Dudley Boyz beat Edge & Christian to win the WWF World Tag Titles
- Chris Jericho defeated Chris Benoit in a ladder match to capture the WWF Intercontinental Title
- Kurt Angle defeated Triple H to retain the WWF World Title
- Steve Austin won the Royal Rumble


New Castle, Ontario, Canada:
- Chris Sabin defeated Alex Shelley to win the BCW Can-Am Television Title


Tokyo, Japan:
- Mark & Jay Briscoe defeated Yoshinari Kanemura & Takashi Sugiura to win the GHC Jr Heavyweight tag team titles