Skip to main content

Daily Pro Wrestling History (01/27): Royal Rumble 2008 at MSG

maxresdefault (6).jpg


Bellingham, Washington:
- Frank Gotch defeated Tom Jenkins to win the American Heavyweight Title


Madison Square Garden: New York City:
- Joe Stecher defeated The Masked Marvel (Mort Henderson) to retain the World Heavyweight Title in two straight falls 


Detroit, Michigan:
- George Dussette defeated The Great Mephisto to win the Midwest Wrestling Association World Light Heavyweight Title 


Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
- Lou Thesz drew Ed (Strangler) Lewis 
- Earl McCready beat Bobby Roberts 
- Art LeGrand beat Bob Rogers  


Manchester, England:
- Bert Assirati defeated Michael O'Leary for the British Heavyweight Title 


Hollywood, California:
- Danny McShain won the World Light Heavyweight Title from Martino Angelo


Kansas City, Kansas:
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown beat Don Eagle 2 falls to 0 
- Bobby Bruns beat Lou Newman 2 out of 3 falls
- Bob Wagner beat “Sailor” Fred Blassie 


Mansfield, Ohio:
- Oyama Kato defeated Frankie Talaber to win the Midwest Wrestling Association World Junior Heavyweight Title


Honolulu, Hawaii:
- Hard Boiled Haggerty and Bill Savage defeated Lord James Blears and Jerry Gordet for the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Titles

Mobile, Alabama:
- Bobby and Don Fields defeated The Corsicans (Jean and Joe) to win the Gulf Coast NWA Southern Tag Team Titles


Jacksonville, Florida:
- Fred Blassie and Tarzan Tyler defeated Eddie Graham and Sam Steamboat to win the Florida NWA World Tag Team Titles 

Denver, Colorado:
- AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon beat Dick the Bruiser
- Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder beat Larry Hennig & Harley Race by DQ


Portland, Oregon:
- Paul Jones and Pepper Martin defeated Tony Borne and Moondog Mayne for the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Omar Atlas and Danny Little Bear defeated Yasu Fuji and Chati Yokouchi to win the Central States NWA North American Tag Team Titles

Tampa, Florida:
- Boris Malenko defeated Bobby Duncum to win the NWA Florida Brass Knuckles Title


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


Columbia, South Carolina:
- Rufus R. Jones and Wahoo McDaniel defeated Gene and Ole Anderson to win the Mid-Atlantic NWA World Tag Team Titles

Tampa, Florida:
- Bob Orton, Jr. and Bob Roop defeated Eddie and Mike Graham to win the NWA Florida Tag Team Titles
- Southern Title: Billy Robinson defeated King Curtis to retain the title
- Florida Title: Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Frank Goodish (Bruiser Brody)
- Missouri Mauler defeated Jerry Brisco
- Dino Bravo defeated Killer Kowalski


Jacksonville, Florida:
- Dusty Rhodes defeated Superstar Billy Graham
- The Assassin defeated Ox Baker
- Jack Brisco defeated Harley Race
- Jerry Brisco defeated Bob Roop
- Steve Keirn beat Bob Orton, Jr.
- Kevin Sullivan & Skip Young defeated Mr. X & Rock Hunter
- Hiro Matsuda drew Pat McGinnis


Chattanooga, Tennessee:
- Bobby Eaton and George Gulas defeated The Blond Bombers (Larry Latham and Wayne Farris) to win the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Titles

Omaha, Nebraska:
- The Crusher & Lord Alfred Hayes beat Nick Bockwinkel & Bobby Heenan 
- Greg Gagne beat Jesse Ventura 
- Adrian Adonis beat Dino Bravo
- Super Destroyer Mark III beat Farmer Blackwell (Jerry) by DQ 
- Super Destroyer Mark II drew Steve Olsonoski


Raleigh, North Carolina:
- Roddy Piper defeated Ric Flair for the NWA United States Heavyweight Title

Tampa, Florida:
- Mike Graham defeated Dick Slater
- Florida Title: Barry Windham defeated Assassin I by DQ to retain title
- Bounty Match: Bugsy McGraw defeated The Sheik
- World Jr. Title: Les Thornton drew Hiro Matsuda
- Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Dick Murdoch & Baron Von Raschke
- Sweet Brown Sugar defeated Assassin III
- Nikolai Volkoff & Chris Markoff defeated Scott McGhee & Gerald Finley


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Eddie Gilbert defeated Jerry Lawler to win the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title


San Antonio, Texas:
- Al Madril and Magnificent Zulu defeated American Force (Paul Diamond and Shawn Michaels) for the Texas All-Star Wrestling Texas Tag Team Titles


St. Paul, Minnesota:
- The Midnight Rockers (Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels) defeated Buddy Rose and Doug Somers to win the AWA World Tag Team Titles
- Larry Zbyszko & Mr 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


Portland, Oregon:
- The Southern Rockers (Steve Doll and Rex King) won the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title by defeating Brian Adams and The Grappler

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- AWA Champion Larry Zbyszko beat David Sammartino
- Nikita Koloff beat Manny Fernandez by DQ
- Dog Collar Match: Junkyard Dog beat Paul Jones
- Bam Bam Bigelow dcor Terry Gordy
- Larry Winters beat DC Drake
- WWA Junior Champion Johnny Hot Body beat Tony Stetson by DQ


WWF Saturday Night's Main Event: Lubbock, Texas:
- Hulk Hogan (with Brutus Beefcake) and Sid Justice defeated The Undertaker (with Paul Bearer) and WWF Champion Ric Flair (with Mr. Perfect) by DQ
- WWF Intercontinental Champion Roddy Piper beat The Mountie to retain the title
- Randy Savage defeated Jake Roberts
- Jim Duggan and Sgt. Slaughter defeated The Beverly Brothers (Beau and Blake) (with The Genius)


WCW Clash of Champions: Baton Rouge, Louisiana:
- Sting and WCW World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair defeated Rick Rude and Vader in an elimination match
- Cactus Jack and Maxx Payne defeated WCW World Tag Team Champions The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) in a non-title match
- Brian Pillman beat Colonel Rob Parker in a "loser wears a chicken suit" match
- Marcus Bagwell and 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Pretty Wonderful (Paul Orndorff and Paul Roma)


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Raven defeated ECW World Heavyweight Champion The Sandman to win the title 


Toms River, New Jersey:
- Big Dick Dudley defeated Chris Candido and Sabu in a three-way match for the vacant NWA Jersey Hardcore Title 


ROH Tag Wars: Dayton, Ohio:
- ROH Tag Team Champions Austin Aries and Roderick Strong defeated Jay Lethal and ROH World Champion Bryan Danielson to retain the title
- ROH Pure Champion Nigel McGuinness defeated Delirious
- Low Ki defeated Christopher Daniels 


WWE Royal Rumble: New York City:
- WWE Title Match: Randy Orton defeated Jeff Hardy to retain title
- World Heavyweight Title Match: Edge defeated Rey Mysterio to retain title
- Career Threatening Match: Ric Flair defeated Montel Vontavious Porter
- John Cena won the Royal Rumble


Cardiff, Wales:
- Rob Terry defeated Eric Young to become the new TNA Global Champion 


WWE Royal Rumble: Phoenix, Arizona:
- The Rock defeated CM Punk to win the WWE Title
- World Title, Last Man Standing match: Alberto del Rio defeated the Big Show to retain the title
- WWE Tag Team champions, Daniel Bryan & Kane defeated Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow to retain the titles
- John Cena won the Royal Rumble