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Daily Pro Wrestling History (01/22): Royal Rumble 1994 ends in controversy



Hollywood, California:
- Danny McShain defeated Dick Trout to win the World Light Heavyweight Title 


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

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Dick Hutton beat Bob Ellis by countout in 2 out of 3 falls
- Lee Henning and Bill Longson beat Bobby Bruns and Joe Hamilton
- Rip Hawk defeated Lou Klein 
- The Mighty Atlas beat Joe Costello 


St. Joseph, Missouri:
- Lee Henning defeated Bob Ellis to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title


Vancouver, British Columbia:
- Gene Kiniski and Killer Kowalski defeated Roy McClarty and Whipper Billy Watson for the Vancouver NWA Pacific Coast Tag Team Titles


Chicago, Illinois:
- Johnny Valentine no contest Dick the Bruiser
- AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon beat Wilbur Snyder by countout
- Verne Gagne beat Moose Cholak
- AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Angelo Poffo & Bobby Managoff
- Dale Lewis drew Guy Mitchell


St. Paul, Minnesota:
- No DQ Match, Referee Jim Raschke: AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon beat Killer Kowalski 
- Larry Hennig beat The Alaskan by DQ 
- Harley Race beat Doug Gilbert
- Reg Parks beat Kenny Yates 


Chattanooga, Tennessee:
- The Spoilers defeated Ron and Don Wright for the NWA Tennessee Tag Team Titles

Sydney, Australia:
- The Texas Outlaws (Dick Murdock & Dusty Rhodes) defeated Mario Milano & Mark Lewin to win the IWA tag title


Tampa, Florida:
- Jos & Paul LeDuc & Louie Tillet defeated Mad Dog & Stan Vachon & Bob Orton 
- One Fall To A Finish: Paul Jones defeated Dick Slater 
- Florida Title: Buddy Colt defeated Mike Graham by DQ to retain title
- Southern Title: Dusty Rhodes defeated Tex McKenzie to retain title


Lubbock, Texas:
- Dick Murdoch defeated Blackjack Mulligan to win the Amarillo NWA International Heavyweight Title 

Miami, Florida:
- Dusty Rhodes & Mike Graham defeated Terry Funk & Bob Roop 
- Lou Thesz no contest “Cowboy” Bill Watts 
- Lumberjack Match: Dick Slater (sub for Mongolian Stomper) defeated Jos LeDuc 
- Judo Jacket Match: Hiro Matsuda defeated Prof. Toru Tanaka 


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Akio Sato fought Rick McGraw to a draw
- Ripper Collins defeated Bob Geigel
- Ron Bass & Dutch Mantell defeated Mike George & Ray Candy
- Jerry Oates & Ted Oates defeated Bob Brown & Ed Wiskoski


Detroit, Michigan:
- Gino Hernandez beat Bulldog Kent
- The Sheik and Abdullah the Butcher beat Dick The Bruiser and Tony Marino
- Dusty Rhodes beat Spoiler # 2
- New Fabulous Kangaroos beat Lou Klein and Dominic DeNucci
- Charlie Cook beat Denny Albert
- Ray Candy beat Traitor Hampton


Niraskai, Japan:
- Jumbo Tsuruta won the NWA United National Heavyweight Title from Abdullah the Butcher 

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Bobby Eaton defeated Steve O for the NWA National Television Title


Columbus, Georgia:
- The Masked Superstar and Super Destroyer (Scott Irwin) defeated Bob and Brad Armstrong for the NWA National Tag Team Titles


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Angelo Mosca defeated Sgt. Slaughter to win the Toronto NWA Canadian Heavyweight Title

Orlando, Florida:
- Kendo Nagasaki (Kazuo Sakurada) defeated Mike Rotundo to win the NWA Florida Heavyweight Title 


AWA/NWA Star Wars: Baltimore, Maryland: 
- Bob Backlund & Sgt Slaughter won a 12 team battle royal
- Tommy Rich & Sgt Slaughter beat Scott Irwin & Bill Irwin
- Bob Backlund beat Masked Superstar by DQ
- Ole Anderson & Thunderbolt Patterson beat AWA Tag Team Champions Road Warriors by DQ
- Ronnie Garvin beat Bob Roop
- Ron Ritchie beat Rip Rogers


Inglewood, California: 
- Johnny Payne Sawyer pinned Bill Monroe
- Big Mike Huff pinned Earthquake Ferris
- Buzz Sawyer pinned Paul Brown
- WCW US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin
- WCW US Champion Lex Luger defeated Sid Vicious via count-out
- WCW Tag Team Champions Doom defeated Barry Windham & WCW TV Champion Arn Anderson in a streetfight
- NWA & WCW World Champion Ric Flair pinned Sting


Dallas, Texas:
- Alex Porteau defeated Mike Dahl to win the Global Wrestling Federation Light Heavywieght Title 

Beckley, West Virginia:
- Brad Batten defeated Robbie Eagle
- Killer Kyle defeated Bart Batten
- SMW Beat the Champ TV Champion Tracy Smothers defeated SMW Heavyweight Champion the Dirty White Boy
- Robert Fuller defeated Tom Prichard via disqualification
- SMW Tag Team Champions Stan Lane & Tom Prichard defeated Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson


WWF Royal Rumble: Providence, Rhode Island
- WWF Tag Team Champions The Quebecers (Jacques and Pierre) defeated Bret and Owen Hart to retain the titles
- WWF Champion Yokozuna defeated The Undertaker in a Casket match to retain the title
- Bret Hart and Lex Luger co-won the Royal Rumble match

Johnson City, Tennessee:
- Anthony Michaels pinned the Hornet
- Bobby Blaze pinned Killer Kyle
- Tracy Smothers pinned Chris Candido
- SMW Team Champions Tom Prichard & Jimmy Del Ray defeated Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson via disqualification
- SMW Heavyweight Champion Brian Lee pinned the Dirty White Boy
- The Dirty White Boy won a Smoky Mountain Rumble; other participants included: Bobby Blaze, Chris Candido, Robert Gibson, the Hornet, Killer Kyle, Brian Lee, Anthony Michaels, Ricky Morton, Tracy Smothers, SMW Tag Team Champions Jimmy Del Ray & Tom Prichard

Portland, Oregon:
- Bruiser Brian defeated Colonel DeBeers for the Championship Wrestling USA Television Title 


WWF Royal Rumble: Tampa, Florida:
- Jeff Jarrett won the WWF Intercontinental Title from Razor Ramon 
- Shawn Michaels won the Royal Rumble
- In a tournament final, Bob Holly and The 1-2-3 Kid defeated Bam Bam Bigelow and Tatanka to win the vacant WWF Tag Team Titles

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


WCW Clash of the Champions: Las Vegas, Nevada:
- Sting and Lex Luger won the WCW World Tag Team Title by defeating Harlem Heat 
- Randy Savage won the WCW World Title from Ric Flair


Tokyo, Japan:
- Toshiaki Kawada defeated Mitsuharu Misawa to win the AJPW Triple Crown Title 


Nashville, Tennessee:
- A.J. Styles pinned Larry Zbyszko
- David Flair and Mike Sanders defeated Ron Killings and Jerry Lynn
- Triple X (Low Ki and Elix Skipper) defeated NWA World Tag Team Champions America's Most Wanted (Chris Harris and James Storm)to win the titles


Seoul, South Korea:
- Buff Bagwell and Dusty Rhodes defeated Rikki Nelson and Terry Taylor to win the vacant NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Title 


Tokyo, Japan:
- Jun Akiyama defeated Akira Taue to win the NOAH GHC Heavyweight Title 

Tokyo, Japan:
- Shinjiro Otani defeated Steve Corino to win the AWA title


Tokyo, Japan:
- Takeshi Morashima defeated Go Shiozaki in Osaka to win the GHC title
- Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito beat Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson to win the GHC tag team titles