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Daily Pro Wrestling History (01/29): John Cena defeats AJ Styles for WWE Championship



St. Louis, Missouri:

- World Heavyweight Champion Gus Sonnenberg beat Frank Jorgenson 

- Joe “Toots” Mondt beat Dick Daviscourt 

- Nick Lutze beat Pat McGill 

- Roy Steele beat Tom Draak 


Jacksonville, Florida:

- One Night Tournament for the World Tag Team Titles: Karl & Kurt Von Brauner defeated Yukon Eric & Don Curtis to win the belts

- Reg Parks defeated Russian Crusher

- Lou Bastein defeated Pedro Godoy

- Dale Lewis defeated Marco Polo


Omaha, Nebraska:

- Cage Match: AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon beat Mr Wrestling Tim Woods

- Reggie Parks & Mighty Igor Vodik beat Nebraska Tag Team Champions Mitsu Arakawa & Haru Sasaki by DQ

- Mad Russian Stan Pulaski beat Billy Red Cloud

- Ivan Kalmikoff drew Danny Plechas


Miami Beach, Florida:

- Florida Title: Cowboy Bill Watts defeated The Mongolian Stomper (Lou Thesz special ref)

- North American Title: Bob Armstrong defeated Terry Funk

- Tony Parisi & Dominic DeNucci defeated Dick Slater & Bob Roop


Kansas City, Kansas:

- Akio Sato defeated Rick McGraw

- Bob Geigel defeated Tank Patton

- Ray Candy & Johnny Loyal defeated Ripper Collins & Percival A. Friend

- Bob Brown & Ed Wiskoski fought Mike George & Pat O’Connor to a double DQ

- Ron Bass & Dutch Mantell defeated Jerry Oates & Ted Oates


Memphis, Tennessee:

- Danny Davis beat Koko Ware

- Chris Colt & Don Fargo beat Tommy Gilbert & Jackie Welch

- Bill Dundee beat Dennis Condrey

- Ricky & Robert Gibson beat David Schultz & Wayne Ferris

- Jerry Lawler & Jackie Fargo beat Mil Mascaras & Austin Idol


Biloxi, Mississippi:

- Junkyard Dog & Killer Karl Kox defeated Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown to win the Mid-South Wrestling Tag Team Titles


San Juan, Puerto Rico:

- Pierre Martel defeated Mad Dog Lafaib to win the WWC North American Heavyweight Title


Orlando, Florida:

- Cocoa Samoa & Hector Guerrero defeated Cuban Assassin & Prince Iaukea

- Kendall Windham beat Bob Roop

- Joe Savoldi & Mike Graham drew Kevin Sullivan & Purple Haze

- Jesse Barr defeated Abdullah The Butcher by DQ

- Wahoo McDaniel defeated “Nature Boy” Ric Flair


Memphis, Tennessee:

- Matt Borne beat Don Bass

- King Cobra beat The Soultaker via DQ

- Bill Dundee & Dutch Mantel beat Robert Fuller & Brian Lee via DQ

- Chris Champion beat Tony Anthony

- Dustin Rhodes beat Gary Young in a bullrope match

- Jeff Jarrett beat Billy Joe Travis in a guitar on pole match


Winston-Salem, North Carolina:

- Chris Benoit defeated Erik Watts

- The Wrecking Crew defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Joey Maggs 

- 2 Cold Scorpio pinned the Barbarian 

- Barry Windham defeated WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes in a non-title match 

- Sting defeated Paul Orndorff

- WCW World Champion Big Van Vader pinned Ron Simmons

Dallas, Texas:

- The Bad Breed (Axl & Ian Rotten) defeated John Hawk (JBL) & Bobby Duncum Jr. to win the Global Wrestling Tag Team Titles


Morganton, North Carolina:

- Bobby Blaze defeated Killer Kyle

- Tracy Smothers defeated Chris Candido

- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Jim Cornette, SMW Tag Team Champions Tom Prichard & Jimmy Del Ray in a handicap match when Cornette was pinned

- SMW Heavyweight Champion Brian Lee defeated the Dirty White Boy

- The Dirty White Boy won a Smoky Mountain Rumble


Canton, Ohio:

- Konnan defeated the One Man Gang ton win the WCW U.S. Heavyweight title


Raleigh, North Carolina:

- Steve Corino defeated Joey Matthews to win the SCW Light Heavyweight title in a ladder match


Memphis, Tennessee:

- Baldo (Albert/A-Train/Matt Bloom) defeated Jerry Lawler in a tournament final to become the first Memphis Power Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion


Wrestle Reunion: Los Angeles, California:

- PWG Title: Claudio Castagnoli (Cesaro) defeated El Generico (Sami Zayn) to retain the title

- Low Ki defeated Davey Richards

- Roddy Piper won a legends battle royal


WWE Royal Rumble: St. Louis, Missouri

- WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix, Natalya Neidhart, Nikki & Brie Bella defeated Eve, Kelly Kelly, Alicia Fox, & Tamina 

- John Cena fought Kane to a double count-out 

- Brodus Clay (w/ Cameron & Naomi) pinned Drew McIntyre 

- World Title Steel Cage Match: Daniel Bryan defeated Mark Henry and Big Show to retain the title

- WWE Title Match: CM Punk beat Dolph Ziggler to retain the title

- Sheamus won the Royal Rumble


WWE Royal Rumble: San Antonio, Texas:

- Naomi, Nikki Bella, and Becky Lynch defeated Alexa Bliss, Mickie James, and Natalya

- Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson defeated Cesaro and Sheamus to win the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship

- Nia Jax defeated Sasha Banks

- Charlotte Flair defeated Bayley to retain the WWE Raw Women's Championship

- Kevin Owens defeated Roman Reigns in a No Disqualification match to retain the WWE Universal Championship (Chris Jericho was suspended above the ring in a shark cage)

- Neville defeated Rich Swann to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Championship

- John Cena defeated AJ Styles to capture the WWE Championship

- Randy Orton won the Royal Rumble