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Daily Pro Wrestling History (01/28): WWE Royal Rumble 2018



St. Louis, Missouri:
- World Heavyweight Champion Ed "Strangler" Lewis beat Ali Hassan 2 falls to 0 to retain the title


Houston, Texas:
- Wild Red Berry defeated Dizzy Davis to win the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title 


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Bob Orton defeated Dave Sims to win the Central States Title


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Death match: The Crusher beat Bill Miller 
- Mad Dog Vachon beat Maurice LaPointe
- Mitsu Arakawa beat Rene Goulet
- Doug Gilbert beat Gene Anderson


Kansas City, Kansas:
- Ron Reed beat Dick the Bruiser 2 falls to 1 on a DQ
- Steve Bolus beat Bob Brown 
- Iron Mike drew Moose Evans 
- Doug Gilbert beat Joe Tomasso 


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Whipper Billy Watson (sub Bruno Sammartino) beat Baron Mikel Scicluna 

- United States heavyweight champion Tiger Jeet Singh beat Dan Miller (sub Edouard Carpentier)

- Dewey Robertson and Whipper Billy Watson took 2 of 3 falls from the Assassin and Dan Miller


Tampa, Florida:
- Lights Out Match: Jos LeDuc defeated Dick Slater
- Special Challenge Match: Bob Roop & Dick Murdoch defeated Terry Funk & “Cowboy” Bill Watts
- Southern Title: Mongolian Stomper defeated Bob Armstrong by DQ
- Mike Graham defeated Ron Garvin
- Iron Mike McCord & Baron Scicluna defeated Tony Parisi & Dominic DeNucci
- Johnny Weaver defeated Sonny Rogers


Miami Beach, Florida:
- Grudge Match: Dusty Rhodes & Eddie Graham defeated Karl Von Steiger & Bob Orton, Jr.
- Southern Title: -Billy Robinson defeated King Curtis by DQ
- Collegiate Rules $1,000 Purse: Jerry Brisco defeated Bob Roop
- Missouri Mauler defeated Cyclon Negro
- Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Roger Kirby


Green Bay, Wisconsin:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Pat Patterson & Ray Stevens beat Verne Gagne & Billy Robinson 
- Bobby Duncum no contest Jim Brunzell 
- Super Destroyer Mark II beat Steve Olsonoski 
- Lord Alfred Hayes beat Juan Valez (sub Greg Gagne) 
- Frank Hill drew Iron Sheik


West Palm Beach, Florida:
- Bubba Douglas handcuffed to Oliver Humperdink: Dusty Rhodes defeated Leroy Brown
- Florida TV Title: Jim Garvin defeated Bugsy McGraw by DQ, Garvin retains title
- Florida Title: Manny Fernandez double countout Super Destroyer, Fernandez retains title
- Florida Tag Team Titles: Bryan St. John & Stan Lane defeated Jack & Jerry Brisco to retain titles
- Nikolai Volkoff defeated Mike Miller

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Ricky Morton beat Jerry Bryant
- Sonny King drew Paul Ellering
- Ricky & Robert Gibson beat Sugar Bear Harris & Buddy Wayne
- The Assassins beat Ken Lucas & Steve Regal in a no DQ match to win the held-up Southern Tag Team Titles
- Jackie Fargo & Bill Dundee beat Jerry Lawler & Jimmy Valiant via DQ


Guaynabo, Puerto Rico:
- The Super Medicos defeated Hercules Ayala & King Tonga (Haku/Meng) to win the WWC World Tag Team Titles


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Tojo Yamamoto & Johnny Wilhoit beat Joe Lightfoot & Larry Haggar via DQ
- Johnny Wilhoit pinned Kevin Kelly
- Buck Zumhoffe drew Lanny Poffo 
- Plowboy Frazier beat Brad & Mark Batten in a handicap match
- Steve Constance & Tim Ashley beat The Nightmares via DQ
- Randy Savage DDQ Adrian Street
- The Dirty White Boys beat The Terminators & Jimmy Hart via DQ in a handicap match
- Jimmy Valiant beat Mid-America Champ Mike Sharpe via DQ
- Southern Champ Jerry Lawler NC Eddie Gilbert in a Texas death match (as a result, the title was held-up)
- Southern Tag Champs The Interns DDQ The Fabulous Ones


Homestead, Florida:
- Bad News Allen def. Kevin Sullivan
- Florida Tag Titles: The New Breed beat Scott Hall & Steve Armstrong
- Scott Hall defeated Jack “The Stretcher” Hart
- Steve Armstrong defeated Jerry Grey
- Mark Starr defeated Bob Cook
- Black Magic (Norman Smiley) defeated JJ Pallo


Dallas, Texas:
- The World Class Texas Tag Team Title was held up following a match between champions John Tatum & Jack Victory and challengers The Fantastics


WWF Main Event: Macon, Georgia:
- Hulk Hogan & Tugboat defeated Dino Bravo & Earthquake 
- Hacksaw Jim Duggan defeated WWF World Heavyweight Champion Sgt. Slaughter by DQ
- The Legion Of Doom defeated The Orient Express (Pat Tanaka & Kato) 


Norfolk, Virginia:
- Erik Watts defeated Vinnie Vegas
- The Wrecking Crew defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Joey Maggs
- 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Chris Benoit
- Sting defeated Paul Orndorff
- WCW World Champion Big Van Vader defeated Ron Simmons
- 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


Barbourville, Kentucky:
- Anthony Michaels defeated the Hornet
- Bobby Blaze defeated Killer Kyle
- Tracy Smothers defeated Chris Candido
- SMW Tag Team Champions Tom Prichard & Jimmy Del Ray defeated Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson
- The Dirty White Boy defeated SMW Heavyweight Champion Brian Lee via disqualification
- Tammy Fytch pinned the Dirty White Girl
- The Dirty White Boy won a Smoky Mountain Rumble


SMW Super Saturday Night Fever: Knoxville, Tennessee:
- D-Lo Brown defeated Brian Logan
- Boo Bradley defeated NWA World Champion Chris Candido (w/ Dennis Coraluzzo & Guido) in a non-title match 
- Ricky Morton defeated Unabomb via disqualification 
- Buddy Landel pinned Tracy Smothers a
- Jerry Lawler defeated SMW Heavyweight Champion the Dirty White Boy to win the title
- The Dirty White Boy pinned Buddy Landel in a lights out match 
- Jimmy Del Ray & Tom Prichard fought New Jack & Mustafa to a double disqualification
- Ricky Morton won a Royal Rumble


Coventry, United Kingdom:
- TNA World Title: AJ Styles defeated Samoa Joe to retain the title
- Team 3D (Brother Ray and Brother Devon) and Beer Money (Robert Roode and James Storm) defeated British Invasion (Rob Terry, Brutus 
  Magnus, and Doug Williams) and Eric Young
- Kurt Angle and Hernandez defeated Rhino and Christopher Daniels

Los Angeles, California:
- ROH TV champion Christopher Daniels defeated Mark Briscoe to retain the title
- In a non title match: Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin defeated ROH Tag Team champions The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli)
- ROH World Title: Roderick Strong defeated El Genericho to retain the title


NXT Takeover: San Antonio, Texas:
- Eric Young defeated Tye Dillinger
- Roderick Strong defeated Andrade "Cien" Almas
- The Authors of Pain defeated NXT Tag Team Champions DIY to win the titles
- NXT Women's Champion Asuka defeated Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, and Nikki Cross in a four-way to retain the title
- Bobby Roode defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to win the NXT Championship


WWE Royal Rumble: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

- Asuka won the first-ever women's Royal Rumble match (Ronda Rousey made an appearance after and it was announced that she had signed with WWE)

- Universal Champion Brock Lesnar defeated Braun Strowman and Kane in a triple threat match to retain his title

- Cesaro & Sheamus defeated Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan to win the Raw Tag Team titles

- Shinsuke Nakamura won the men's Royal Rumble match

- SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos defeated Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin in a two-out-of-three falls match to retain their titles

- WWE Champion AJ Styles defeated Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn in a handicap match to retain his title

- United States Champion Bobby Roode defeated Mojo Rawley to retain his title

- The Revival defeated Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson

- Kalisto, Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado defeated Drew Gulak, Jack Gallagher & TJP

NJPW New Beginning Night 2: Tokyo, Japan:
- Juice Robinson beat Katsuya Kitamura
- Taichi & Taka Michinoku & Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Desperado beat Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask & Ryusuke Taguchi & Shota Umino 
- Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano beat Yujiro Takahashi & Hikuleo (Tama Tonga)
- Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa & Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale beat Togi Makabe & Manabu Nakanishi & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Tomoyuki Oka
- Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka beat Michael Elgin & Toa Henare
- Cody & Marty Scurll & Hangman Page beat Kota Ibushi & Kushida & David Finlay
- Tetsuya Naito & Evil & Bushi & Seiya Sanada & Hiromu Takahashi beat Kazuchika Okada & Will Ospreay & Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi & Gedo
- Sho & Yoh beat The Young Bucks to win the IWGP jr. tag team titles
- Jay White pinned Kenny Omega to win the U.S. title