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Daily Pro Wrestling History (01/25): WWE Royal Rumble 2015

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1927

St. Louis, Missouri:
- John Pesek beat Jim Londos in 2 out of 3 falls 

1949

San Francisco, California:
- Lee Henning defeated Sandor Szabo to win the San Francisco NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title

1950

Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
- Yvon Robert defeated Whipper Billy Watson to win the Toronto NWA British Empire Heavyweight Title 

1951

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Tarzan Kowalski defeated Bill Longson to win the NWA Heart of America (later known as Central States) Heavyweight Title

1954

Hollywood, California:
- Wilbur Snyder and Sandor Szabo defeated Lord James Blears and John Tolos to become the first NWA International Television Tag Team Champions

1961

Honolulu, Hawaii:
- Sam Steamboat defeated Dick Hutton for the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Illio Do Paolo and Billy Red Lyons won the Canadian Open Tag Team Championship over Tiny Mills and Crusher Kowalski in 2 out of 3 falls
- "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers defeated John DeSilva 
- Duke Keomuko and Sato Keomuko beat Dick Byer and Farmer Boy by count out
- Fred Atkins and Mike Gallagher wrestled 20 minutes to a draw
- Doc Gallagher defeated Don McClarity

1963

New Haven, Connecticut:
- Buddy Rogers defeated Bobo Brazil to retain the WWWF World Heavyweight Title

1964

San Francisco, California:
- Dominic DeNucci defeated Ray Stevens to win the San Francisco NWA United States Heavyweight Title 

1968

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Sonny Myers defeated Pedro Valdez
- Steve Bolus defeated Cyclone Castro
- Ernie Ladd defeated Stan the Moose
- Bob Geigel & Bob Brown defeated Klondike Bill & Ronnie Etchison in three falls

1969

Omaha, Nebraska:
- Stan Pulaski and Chris Tolos defeated Butcher and Mad Dog Vachon to win the AWA Midwest Tag Team Titles

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Assassin #2 (Tom Renesto) and The Professional (Doug Gilbert) defeated Alberto and Ramon Torres to win the NWA Georgia Tag Team Titles

1970

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Non Title Match, No Time Limit: The Crusher & Edouard Carpentier beat AWA Tag Team Champions Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon 2 out of 3 falls
- Blackjack Lanza beat Red Bastien
- Pepper Gomez beat Luke Graham
- Lars Anderson beat Mike Lavine
- Larry Hennig beat Bruce Kirk

1972

Dallas, Texas:
- Dean Ho and Fritz Von Erich defeated Thunderbolt Patterson and Johnny Valentine for the NWA American Tag Team Titles

Macon, Georgia:
- El Mongol defeated Buddy Colt to win the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title 
- Flash and Rocket Monroe defeated Bob Armstrong and Bill Dromo for the NWA Macon Tag Team Titles

1974

Dothan, Alabama:
- The Wrestling Pro defeated Dick Dunn to win the NWA Alabama Heavyweight Title 

1975

Detroit, Michigan:
- Bobo Brazil defeated The Sheik for the Detroit NWA United States Heavyweight Title 

Tampa, Florida:
- NWA Title: Jack Brisco defeated Dory Funk, Jr. to retain the title
- Florida Title: Bill Watts defeated Dick Murdoch to retain the title
- Terry Funk defeated Jos LeDuc
- Judo Jacket Match: Bob Armstrong defeated Prof. Toru Tanaka
- Bob Roop & Dick Slater defeated Tony Parisi & Dominic DeNucci
- The Mongolian Stomper defeated The Great Malenko
- Mike Graham defeated Gene Lewis
- Rocky Johnson defeated Baron Scicluna

1978

Superbowl of Wrestling: Miami, Florida:
- Keith Franks (Adrian Adonis) pinned John Ruffin 
- Bobby Duncum pinned Don Serrano 
- Chavo Guerrero pinned Tank Patterson
- Joyce Grable won a battle royal
- Ivan Putski beat Ox Baker
- Rocky Johnson beat Karl Kox via DQ
- Jack & Jerry Brisco beat Ivan Koloff & Mr. Saito
- Pedro Morales pinned Lars Anderson
- Mike Graham & Steve Keirn beat Jimmy & Johnny Valiant to win the US Tag Team Titles
- Dusty Rhodes beat Ken Patera via countout
- WWWF World Champion, Superstar Billy Graham and NWA World Champion, Harley Race wrestled to a 60 minute time limit draw

1980

St. Louis, Missouri: (Attendance: 11,053 sellout)
- King Kong Brody and Dick Murdoch defeated Andre the Giant and Dick the Bruiser 
- Missouri Champion Kevin Von Erich defeated Jack Brisco
- Andre the Giant and Dick the Bruiser were co-winners of a Wrestle Royal as they agreed to split the purse
- David Von Erich and Sailor Art Thomas defeated Bulldog Bob Brown and Lord Alfred Hayes 
- Pat O’Connor defeated Ed Wiskoski
- Takachiho (later to become The Great Kabuki in Texas) defeated Kerry Brown
- Eddie Gilbert and Tommy Sharp defeated Ron McFarlane and Billy Howard

1981

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- The Crusher & Mad Dog Vachon beat Jerry Blackwell & John Studd by DQ
- Nick Bockwinkel beat Dino Bravo
- Tito Santana beat Jesse Ventura
- Jim Brunzell beat Adrian Adonis
- Brad Rheingans beat Ben DeLeon
- Buck Zumhofe drew Steve Regal

1982

Memphis, Tennessee:
- The Nightmare & Speed drew Ricky Morton & Ric McCord
- Dutch Mantel pinned Roy Rogers
- Stan Lane, Ricky & Robert Gibson beat Bobby Eaton, The Cuban & Iranian Assassins
- Dream Machine & Sweet Brown Sugar beat Jerry Lawler & Tojo Yamamoto
- Southern Tag Champs Bill Dundee & Steve Keirn beat Dennis Condrey & Norvell Austin

Wichita, Kansas:
- Roger Kirby and Jerry Valiant (Guy Mitchell) defeated Eddie Gilbert and Ricky Romero for the NWA Central States Tag Team Titles

1983

Tampa, Florida:
- The Fabulous Kangaroos (Johnny Heffernan and Don Kent) defeated Ron Bass and Barry Windham to win the NWA Florida Global Tag Team Titles
- Lumberjack Match: Midnight Rider defeated Kevin Sullivan
- Jake "The Snake" Roberts defeated Charlie Cook
- Cowboy Ron Bass defeated Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin
- Leroy Brown beat Rufus R. Jones
- Texas Death Match: Angelo Mosca defeated Barry Windham

1984

Shelby, North Carolina:
- Angelo Mosca, Jr. defeated Iwan Koloff to win the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title

1985

St. Louis, Missouri:
- Marty Jannetty & Art Crews defeated Sheik Abdullah & Gary Royal
- Rufus R. Jones defeated The Outlaw
- Candi Divine pinned Diane Von Hoffman
- Bob Brown & Dick the Bruiser defeated Ken Timbs & Mr. Pogo
- Terry Funk defeated Wahoo McDaniel in a Texas Death Match
- Harley Race pinned Crusher Blackwell
- King Kong (Bruiser) Brody defeated Kamala by DQ
- Ric Flair pinned Kerry Von Erich to retain NWA World Title

1986

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- Sgt. Slaughter no contest AWA Champion Stan Hansen
- Jerry Blackwell beat Boris Zhukov
- Nick Bockwinkel beat Larry Zbyszko by countout
- Non Title: Nord The Barbarian & Mongolian Stomper beat AWA Tag Team Champions Curt Hennig & Scott Hall
- Buck Zumhofe beat Doug Somers

Singapore
- Jerry Lawler defeated Lars Anderson for the NWA Polynesian Wrestling Polynesian Pacific Heavyweight Title

1988

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Ricky Nelson beat Doctor of Rock #2
- Ron Harris beat Doctor of Rock #1
- Gary Young beat Don Harris
- Max Pain beat Billy Joe Travis
- Ken Wayne beat Teijo Khan via DQ
- Shawn Michaels drew Bill Dundee
- Scott Hall beat Jimmy Jack Funk
- Candi Divine beat Olympia
- Manny Fernandez & Jeff Jarrett beat Jimmy Jack Funk & Teijo Kahn
- Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty beat Bill Dundee & Jerry Lawler

1990

Salem, Oregon:
- Al Madril defeated Rex King for the NWA Pacific Northwest Television Title 

1991

Dallas, Texas:
- Bill Dundee defeated Gary Young to win the vacant USWA Texas Title in a tournament final 

Knoxville, Tennessee:
- Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & Norman defeated Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker, Lt. James Earl, & Dutch Mantel
- The Junkyard Dog pinned the Iron Sheik
- Brian Pillman pinned Big Cat
- WCW US Tag Team Champions Scott Steiner pinned Michael Hayes
- Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong defeated the Master Blasters
- Sting beat WCW World Champion Ric Flair via disqualification

1992

Annadale, Minnesota:
- Brad Rhenigans and Baron Von Raschke defeated The Punishers to win the PWA Tag Team Titles 

Charleston, South Carolina:
- Big Josh pinned Tracy Smothers 
- Richard Morton pinned Johnny B. Badd 
- Ron Simmons pinned Diamond Dallas Page (sub. for the Diamond Studd) 
- El Gigante defeated Cactus Jack (sub. for Big Van Vader) 
- Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham defeated Abdullah the Butcher (sub. for WCW TV Champion Steve Austin) & WCW Tag Team Champion Bobby Eaton 
- WCW US Champion Rick Rude defeated Sting via reverse decision

1993

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Master of Terror #1 beat Tony DeNucci
- Jeff Gaylord beat Scott Campione
- Miss Texas & Sapphire beat Bert Prentice & Leslie Ballenger
- Ron & Don Harris beat Moondog Spot & Danny Davis
- Jerry Lawler & Jeff Jarrett beat Brian Christopher & Mike Miller via DQ
- Ron and Don Harris defeated Jerry Lawler and Jeff Jarrett to win the USWA Tag Team Titles

1995

WCW Clash of Champions: Las Vegas, Nevada:
- WCW World Television Champion Arn Anderson (with Col. Robert Parker and Meng) pinned Johnny B. Badd to retain the title
- WCW World Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray (with Sister Sherri)) defeated Stars-N-Stripes (Marcus Alexander 
  Bagwell and The Patriot) to retain the title
- Sting defeated Avalanche by submission 
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan (with Jimmy Hart) and Randy Savage defeated The Butcher and Kevin Sullivan

1997

WCW Souled Out PPV: Cedar Rapids, Iowa:
- The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott Steiner) (WCW) defeated WCW World Tag Team Champions The Outsiders (Scott Hall and Kevin Nash) (nWo) to win the titles
- WCW Cruiserweight Champion Eddy Guerrero (WCW) defeated Syxx (nWo) in a Ladder match to retain the title
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion Hollywood Hulk Hogan (nWo) fought The Giant (WCW) to a no contest to retain the title

1998

Yokohama, Japan:
- Toshiaki Kawada and Akira Taue defeated Johnny Ace and Kenta Kobashi for the AJPW Unified World Tag Team titles

2000

Las Vegas, Nevada:
- Sid Vicious defeated Ron Harris and WCW World Heavyweight Champion Kevin Nash in a three-way steel cage match to win the title
- Lex Luger defeated Buff Bagwell by DQ

2004

WWE Royal Rumble: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Ric Flair & Batista defeated The Dudleys in a tables match to retain the RAW World Tag Titles
- WWF Champion Brock Lesnar defeated Bob Holly to retain the WWF World Title
- Raw Champion Triple H wrestled Shawn Michaels to a draw to retain the title
- Chris Benoit won the Royal Rumble

2009

WWE Royal Rumble: Detroit, Michigan:
- Randy Orton won the Royal Rumble
- Melina defeated Women's Champion Beth Phoenix to win the title
- Edge defeated Jeff Hardy in a no DQ match to win the WWE Title
- John Cena defeated JBL to retain the World Title

2015

WWE Royal Rumble: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Cesaro and Tyson Kidd (with Adam Rose and Natalya) defeated The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston) (with Xavier Woods)
- The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor) defeated The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Road Dogg)
- The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso) defeated Damien Mizdow and The Miz to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship
- The Bella Twins (Brie Bella and Nikki Bella) defeated Paige and Natalya
- Brock Lesnar defeated John Cena and Seth Rollins to retain the WWE World Title
- Roman Reigns won the Royal Rumble

2020

WWE When Worlds Collide: Houston, Texas:
- Finn Balor pinned Ilja Dragunov 
- Jordan Devlin won the NXT Cruiserweight title in a four-way over Angel Garza, Isaiah Scott and Travis Banks
- Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano defeated Tyler Bate & Trent Seven 
- Rhea Ripley retained the NXT Women’s title over Toni Storm 
- Imperium (WALTER, Alexander Wolfe, Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner) defeated Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly, Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish)