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Daily Pro Wrestling History (01/21): WWF Royal Rumble 2001



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 


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


St. Louis, Missouri: (Attendance: 7283)
- Superstar Graham won a Texas Death Match over Pat O’Connor
- Missouri Champion Jack Brisco defeated Ernie Ladd in 2 out of 3 falls by DQ
- Dick the Bruiser and Von Raschke both counted outside the ring
- Greg Gagne and Akio Sato (sub for Ron Fuller) defeated Moose Morowski and Bulldog Bob Brown 
- Bob Geigel defeated Guy Mitchell
- Akio Sato and Ronnie Etchison defeated Percy Pringle and Joe Palardy

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:
- Tommy Gilbert & Jackie Welch beat David Schultz & Wayne Ferris
- Toru Tanaka & Ron Fuller beat The Destroyer & Don Fargo
- Dennis Condrey & Don Fargo beat Jimmy Golden & Roger Howell
- Toru Tanaka & Ron Fuller beat Tommy Gilbert & Jackie Welch
- Toru Tanaka & Ron Fuller beat Dennis Condrey & Don Fargo to win the vacant Southern Tag Team Title
- The Mongolian Stomper beat Koko Ware & Robert Gibson in a "handicap" match
- Bill Dundee beat Chris Colt
- Jerry Lawler beat Austin Idol


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Paul Ellering drew Ricky Morton
- Ricky & Robert Gibson beat The Medics
- Southern Tag Champs The Assassins DDQ Ken Lucas & Steve Regal (as a result, the title was held-up)
- Southern Champ Jimmy Valiant beat Plowboy Frazier
- Bill Dundee beat CWA Champ Jerry Lawler via DQ  (as a result, the title was held-up)


St. Louis, Missouri: (Attendance: 5,425)
- King Kong Brody defeated Bobby Duncum
- Kerry Von Erich won the Missouri title via DQ over Harley Race
- Dick the Bruiser and Bulldog Bob Brown defeated Crusher Blackwell and Crusher
- Ayala when Bruiser defeated Ayala
- Rick Martel defeated Ox Baker via DQ 
- Cowboy Bob Orton defeated Brad Armstrong (sub for Tommy Rich)
- Greg Valentine defeated Bobo Brazil
- Brad Armstrong and Spike Huber draw The Beast and Kim Duk

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:
- Paul Roma pinned the Brooklyn Brawler
- The Bushwhackers defeated Jacques & Raymond Rougeau (w/ Jimmy Hart) 
- Brutus Beefcake fought the Genius to a double disqualification 
- Ron Garvin defeated Greg Valentine (w/ Jimmy Hart)  in a submission match w
- Jim Duggan defeated the Big Bossman (w/ Slick) via disqualification 
- Hulk Hogan won the Royal Rumble 


WCW Clash of the Champions: Topeka, Kansas:
- Todd Champion & Firebreaker Chip defeated Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker & Bob Cook
- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Big Van Vader & Mr. Hughes (w/ Harley Race) 
- Brian Pillman & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Terrence Taylor & Tracey Smothers 
- Johnny B. Badd pinned Richard Morton 
- PN News pinned Diamond Dallas Page 
- Cactus Jack pinned Van Hammer in falls count anywhere match 
- Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Brad Armstrong & Big Josh a
- Vinnie Vegas pinned Thomas Rich 
- Barry Windham, Dustin Rhodes & Ron Simmons defeated Larry Zbyszko, WCW World Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton (w/ Paul E. Dangerously
- 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

Morristown, Tennessee:
- Tracy Smothers beat Bryant Anderson in an I quit match
- Chris Candido pinned Boo Bradley
- Buddy Landel beat SMW Champ The Dirty White Boy via DQ
- SMW Tag Champs The Rock-n-Roll Express beat The Gangstas via pinfall
- Tracy Smothers won a Smoky Mountain rumble


WWF Royal Rumble: Fresno, California:
- Ahmed Johnson defeated Jeff Jarrett via disqualification
- WWF Tag Team Champions the Smoking Gunns defeated Skip & Zip (w/ Sunny) 
- Shawn Michaels won the Royal Rumble
- Goldust pinned WWF Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon to win the title


WCW Clash of the Champions: Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- Dean Malenko defeated WCW Cruiserweight Champion the Ultimo Dragon (w/ Sonny Onoo) to win the title 
- Scotty Riggs pinned Mike Enos 
- Chris Jericho, Super Calo, & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Konnan, La Parka, & Mr. JL 
- Harlem Heat (w/ Sister Sherri) defeated the Renegade & Joe Gomez 
- WCW US Champion Eddie Guerrero pinned Scott Norton in a non-title match 
- Chris Benoit (w/ Woman) pinned Kevin Sullivan (w/ Jimmy Hart) in a falls count anywhere match
- The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) defeated The Amazing French Canadians (Pierre Oulette and Jacques Rougeau)
- Lex Luger defeated WCW Tag Team Champion Scott Hall (w/ WCW Tag Team Champion Kevin Nash & Syxx) via disqualification


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