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Daily Pro Wrestling History (01/24): WWF Royal Rumble 1999



San Francisco, California:
- Ray Eckert won the San Francisco NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title by defeating Sandor Szabo


Baltimore, Maryland:
- Buddy Rogers defeated Karl Von Albers for the Eastern Heavyweight Title


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Hard Boiled Haggerty & Len Montana beat Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder to retain the title
- AWA US Champion Gene Kiniski beat Jack Healy to retain the title


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Lou Thesz defeated Buddy Rogers to win the NWA World Heavyweight Title
- Bulldog Brower and Hans Schmidt beat Billy Red Lyons and Sam Steamboat
- Bruno Sammartino beat Buddy Austin
- Johnny Valentine beat Fred Atkins
- Sweet Daddy Wiki beat Jim Hady
- The Beast beat Gino Marella (Gorilla Monsoon)

Jacksonville, Florida:
- Don Curtis (sub Bob Ellis) and Mark Lewin defeated The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) to win the Florida NWA World Tag Team Titles
- Southern Title: Eddie Graham defeated Mighty Zorro
- Kurt & Karl Von Brauner defeated Joe Scarpa (sub Don Curtis) & Reggie Parks
- Wild Red Berry beat Gentleman Saul
- Rito Carreon beat Hiro Matsuda


Miami, Florida:
- NWA World Title: Lou Thesz defeated Eddie Graham
- Skull Murphy & Brute Bernard defeated Haystack Calhoun & Don Curtis
- Hiro Matsuda defeated Tito Carreon
- Great Malenko defeated Jerry London


Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada:
- Mad Dog Vachon defeated Hans Schmidt to win the International Wrestling International Heavyweight Title


Tokyo, Japan:
- Danny Hodge defeated Lou Thesz for the International Pro Wrestling TWWF World Heavyweight Title 


St. Louis, Missouri: (Attendance: 4,095)
- Lou Thesz defeated Terry Funk
- Dory Funk Jr. defeated Waldo Von Erich via DQ
- Yvon Koloff (billed as Ivan Koloff elsewhere) and Bob Geigel defeated Ronnie Etchison and Thor Hagen in 2 out of 3 falls
- Pat O’Connor defeated Baron Von Heisinger
- Earl Maynard draw Bulldog Brower
- Terry Martin draw The Viking

- Paul Jones and Nelson Royal defeated The Medics for the NWA Americas Tag Team Titles

Dothan, Alabama:
- Flash and Rocket Monroe won the NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Title from Don Carson and Dick Dunn


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
 - Bob Brown and Gene Kiniski won the Vancouver NWA Canadian Tag Team Title by defeating Mark Lewin and Steven Little Bear


Buffalo, New York:
- Jacques Rougeau, Sr. defeated Waldo Von Erich in a tournament final for the vacant National Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Title

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- Death Match, No Time Limit, No dq: Pampero Firpo beat Baron Von Raschke
- Bobby Duncum & Bobby Heenan beat Larry Hennig (sub Greg Gagne) & Jim Brunzell
- Jos Leduc beat Jimmy Valiant
- Kim Duk beat Bull Bullinski
- Bob Backlund drew Khosrow Vaziri (Iron Shiek)


Dallas, Texas:
- Black Jack Lanza defeated Johnny Valentine in 2 out of 3 falls
- Jerry Oates defeated Blackjack Mulligan
- The Samoan, Afi and Sika Anoia defeated Dale Lewis and Big Joe Cassidy
- Jose Lothario won by disqualification from Apache Bull Ramos
- Bob Orton Jr. pinned Matt Gibson


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Mike Stark beat Don Bass
- Porkchop Cash beat Robert Gibson
- Gorgeous George, Jr. beat Buddy Wayne
- Tommy Gilbert beat Dr. Frank in a "hair vs. mask" match
- Bill Dundee & Ricky Gibson beat David Schultz & Dutch Mantel to win the Southern Tag Team Titles
- Jerry Lawler & Ernie Ladd beat Rocky Johnson & The Mongolian Stomper


Miami Beach, Florida:
- Korean Assassin Match-Dusty Rhodes defeated Pak Song
- Eddie & Mike Graham & Hiro Matsuda defeated Mr. Sato & Mr. Saito & Rising Sun
- Brass Knuckles Title: Killer Karl Kox defeated Herb Calvert to retain title
- Thor The Viking defeated Steve Brody (sub for Jos LeDuc)


Kansas City, Kansas:
- The Assassin (Jody Hamilton) defeated The Avenger for the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title 


Memphis, Tennessee:
- The Angel beat Bobby Fulton
- Jesse Barr drew King Cobra
- Dutch Mantel pinned Carl Fergie
- Southern Tag Champs The Fabulous Ones beat Jonathon Boyd & The Angel
- Bill Dundee & Terry Taylor beat Adrian Street & Apocalypse in a "no DQ" match
- Bobby Eaton & Sabu beat Sweet Brown Sugar & Jerry Lawler in a "no DQ" match


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jerry Lawler & Austin Idol beat AWA Tag Team Champions Jerry Blackwell & Ken Patera by DQ
- If Dutch loses, he will leave town: Dutch Mantell beat Randy Savage to win Mid American Title
- Southern Tag Team Champions Zambuie Express beat Fabulous Ones 
- Jos Leduc beat Tommy Gilbert
- King Konga beat Art Crews
- Rick Rude beat Jerry Grey
- Rock and Roll Express & Mr. Ebony & Koko Ware beat Sabu & Karl Krupp & Porkchop Cash & Dream Machine


Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- Non Title: Midnight Rockers beat AWA Tag Team Champions Buddy Rose & Doug Somers
- Larry Zbyszko & Masa Saito beat Nick Bockwinkel & Greg Gagne
- Coal Miners Glove match: Colonel DeBeers beat Jimmy Snuka
- Steve O beat The Ninja by DQ
- Kevin Kelly beat Earthquake Ferris
- Boris Zhukov beat Jerry Seganovich (Jerry Sags)
- Buck Zumhofe beat Brian Knobbs


NWA Bunkhouse Stampede: Uniondale, New York:
- Sting & Jimmy Garvin (sub. for Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) defeated the Sheepherders via disqualification
- NWA TV Champion Nikita Koloff fought NWA US Tag Team Champion Bobby Eaton (w/ Jim Cornette) to a 20-minute time-limit draw
- Larry Zbyszko defeated Barry Windham to win the NWA Western States Heritage Title 
- Road Warrior Hawk defeated NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair by disqualification
- Dusty Rhodes won a Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede battle royal

WWF Royal Rumble: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
- The Jumping Bomb Angels defeated WWF Women's Tag Team Champions Lelani Kai & Judy Martin (w/ Jimmy Hart) in a Best 2 out of 3 Falls match to win the titles
- Ricky Steamboat defeated Rick Rude by disqualification
- Jim Duggan won the Royal Rumble 
- The Islanders (Haku & Tama) defeated The Young Stallions (Paul Roma & Jim Powers) in 2 out of 3 falls


Dallas, Texas:
- Eddie Gilbert defeated Terry Garvin (Terry Simms) for the vacant GWF Television Title 

Joplin, Missouri:
- Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated TK Aryan
- Richard Morton pinned Johnny B. Badd
- Big Josh (w/ PN News) pinned Tracy Smothers (w/ Steve Armstrong)
- Big Van Vader fought El Gigante to a double count-out 
- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Cactus Jack & Diamond Dallas Page (sub. for Mr. Hughes)
- Dustin Rhodes pinned WCW Tag Team Champion Bobby Eaton
- WCW US Champion Rick Rude defeated Sting via disqualification


WWF Royal Rumble: Sacramento, California:
- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated the Beverly Brothers
- Bam Bam Bigelow pinned the Big Bossman 
- WWF Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels pinned Marty Jannetty
- Bret Hart defeated Razor Ramon to retain the WWF World Title
- Yokozuna won the Royal Rumble

Baltimore, Maryland:
- Chris Benoit defeated Scotty Flamingo
- Erik Watts pinned the Barbarian
- 2 Cold Scorpio & Johnny B. Badd fought the Wrecking Crew to a draw
- Paul Orndorff pinned Cactus Jack
- WCW World Champion Big Van Vader defeated Sting via disqualification
- 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


Matsumoto, Japan:
- Gary Albright and Stan Hansen defeated Toshiaki Kawada and Akira Taue for the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles


NWO Souled Out: Dayton, Ohio:
- Juventud Guerrera, Super Calo, Lizmark Jr., & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated La Parka, Psychosis, Silver King, & El Dandy a
- Chris Jericho defeated WCW Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. via submission 
- WCW TV Champion Booker T pinned Rick Martel 
- Larry Zbyszko (w/ Dusty Rhodes as his mystery cornerman) defeated WCW Tag Team Champion Scott Hall (w/ Louie Spicolli) via DQ 
- Ray Traylor, Rick & Scott Steiner (w/ Ted Dibiase) defeated Konnan, Buff Bagwell, & Scott Norton (w/ Vincent)
- WCW Tag Team Champion Kevin Nash (w/ Hulk Hogan & Eric Bischoff) pinned the Giant 
- Bret Hart defeated Ric Flair 
- Lex Luger defeated Randy Savage (w/ Elizabeth)


WWF Royal Rumble: Anaheim, California:
- Christian defeated Jeff Hardy
- Scorpio & Bob Holly defeated Brian Christopher & Scott Taylor
- WWF World Champion Mankind defeated Mabel (mystery opponent) (w/ Shane McMahon) via disqualification in a non-title match
- WWF Tag Team Champion the Big Bossman pinned WWF Hardcore Champion the Road Dogg in a non-title match 
- WWF IC & Tag Team Champion Ken Shamrock defeated Billy Gunn via submission 
- WWF European Champion X-Pac pinned Gangrel with the X-Factor 
- WWF Women's Champion Sable defeated Luna in a strap match
- The Rock won the WWF World Title by defeating Mankind in an I Quit match 
- Vince McMahon won the Royal Rumble


Los Angeles, California:
- Sid Vicious pinned Kevin Nash to win the vacant WCW World Title
- Lex Luger defeated Booker T


Naucalpan, Mexico:
- Pantera defeated champion Último Vampiro and Pentagon in a three-way match to win the IWRG Intercontinental Middleweight Title


WWE Royal Rumble: Orlando, Florida:
- Triple H won the Royal Rumble and the WWE World Title
- Charlotte defeated Becky Lynch to retain the Divas Title
- Dean Ambrose defeated Kevin Owens to retain the IC Title in a Last Man Standing match
- Kalisto defeated Alberto Del Rio to win the United States Title