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Daily Pro Wrestling History (01/30): Batista wins Royal Rumble 2005



London, England:
- George Hackenschmidt defeated Ahmed Madrali to become the recognized undisputed World Heavyweight Champion


Kansas City, Kansas:
- MWA World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown beat Everette Marshall in 2 of 3 falls to retain title
- George Becker beat Ray Schwarz 
- Tom Zaharias beat Frank Jares 


Houston, Texas:
- Yukon Eric defeated Sonny Myers for the Texas Heavyweight Title 


San Francisco, California:
- Ben and Mike Sharpe defeated Primo Carnera and Sandor Szabo to win the San Francisco NWA World Tag Team Titles

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Bronko Nagurski beat Hans Hermann 
- Al Mills beat Ivan Kalmerkoff 
- Red Bastien drew Con Bruno (sub for Ole Olsen)


Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- Maurice and Paul Vachon defeated George and Sandy Scott to win the Stampede International Tag Team Titles


Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
- Eduardo Carpentier defeated Killer Kowalski to win Montreal's World Heavyweight Title


Los Angeles, California:
- Fred Blassie won the WWA World Heavyweight Title by defeating Edouard Carpentier


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jackie Fargo and Herb Welch defeated Professor Ito (Umanosuke Ueda) and Tojo Yamamoto to win the Mid-America NWA World Tag Team Titles


Dallas, Texas:
- Billy Red Lyons and Fritz Von Erich defeated Spiler #1 (Don Jardine) and Gary Hart for the NWA American Tag Team Titles


Calgary, Alberta, Canada:
- Abdullah the Butcher defeated Dave Ruhl to win the Calgary NWA Canadian Heavyweight Title 

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Nick Bockwinkel defeated Joe Scarpa (Chief Jay Strongbow) for the NWA Georgia Television Title 

Tokyo, Japan:
- Danny Hodge won the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title by defeating Umanosuke Ueda

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- The Crusher beat Mad Dog Vachon
- Edouard Carpentier beat Blackjack Lanza by DQ
- Flying Redheads Red Bastien & Billy Red Lyons beat Larry Hennig & Lars Anderson


Pensacola, Florida:
- Eddie Sullivan and Rip Tyler defeated Mike Boyette and Bob Kelly for the Gulf Coast NWA United States Tag Team Titles


Atlanta, Georgia:
- Dusty Rhodes defeated The Spoiler to win the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- non title match: Ray Stevens & Larry Hennig beat AWA Tag Team Champions Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum
- Pedro Morales no contest Super Destroyer
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Mad Dog Vachon & Baron Von Raschke
- Bill Francis drew Khosrow Vaziri (Iron Shiek)
- Peter Maivia beat Pierre Poisson


Memphis, TN: Mid-South Coliseum (drawing 4,000)

- Norvell Austin beat Doug Gilbert.

- Big Red beat The Medic.

- Frankie Laine beat Robert Gibson.

- The Interns beat Phil Hickerson & Dennis Condrey.

- Bill Dundee beat Sonny King.

- Southern Champ Jerry Lawler pinned Mr. Wrestling to win the North American Title.


Miami Stadium Show: Miami, Florida:
- Bunkhouse Match: Dusty Rhodes & Manny Fernandez defeated Bugsy McGraw & Bad Leroy Brown
- Special Challenge Match: Mike Graham defeated The Super Destroyer by countout
- Jack Brisco defeated Nikolai Volkoff by DQ
- Don Diamond & Jim Garvin & Jerry Brisco defeated Frank Monte & Bryan St. John & Stan Lane
- Hector Guerrero beat Terry Taylor
- Twin Devils defeated Mike Miller & Gordon Nelson
- Don Serrano drew Luis Astea

Omaha, Nebraska:
- Mad Dog Vachon beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel by DQ
- The Crusher & Lord Alfred Hayes beat Super Destroyer Mark II & Bobby Heenan
- Adrian Adonis beat Greg Gagne
- Dino Bravo drew Jesse Ventura
- Steve Olsonoski beat Jerry Blackwell


Orlando, Florida:
- Loser of fall must leave town for 30 days: Dusty Rhodes & Sweet Brown Sugar defeated Assassin I & Assassin 3 (sub for Dick Murdoch)
- Florida Title: Barry Windham double count out with The Sheik
- RT Tyler & Bobby Jaggers defeated Bugsy McGraw & Gerald Finley
- Florida TV Title: Baron Von Raschke drew Mike Graham
- Jerry Brisco defeated Chris Markoff
- NWA Junior Title: Les Thornton defeated Mike Davis
- Superfly I beat Reggie Parks


Chicago, Illinois:
- Andre The Giant beat Jerry Blackwell
- Ken Patera & Bobby Duncum beat Hulk Hogan & Tito Santana
- Sheik Adnan beat Baron Von Raschke
- Greg Gagne beat Sgt. Goulet
- Brad Rheingans beat Tom Stone
- Bobby Heenan beat Buck Zumhofe by DQ
- Andre won a battle royal

Fuchu, Japan:
- Stan Hansen & Kelly Kiniski & Nikolai Volkoff beat Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta & Rocky Hata
- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Ashura Hara
- Pat O’Connor beat Prince Tonga
- Mil Mascaras & Dos Caras beat Genichiro Tenryu & Mighty Inoue
- Gypsy Joe beat Sugawara
- Alfonso Dantes beat Mr. Hayashi


Memphis, Tennessee:
- King Cobra beat Masked Marauder #1
- The Angel beat Phillip Rougeau
- Apocalypse beat Bobby Fulton
- Big Red beat Marauder #2
- Dutch Mantel drew Jesse Barr
- Dutch Mantel, Bobby Fulton, King Cobra, & Big Red beat The Marauders, The Angel, & Jesse Barr
- Jerry Roberts pinned Terry Taylor to win the Southern Title
- The Sheepherders (Boyd & Williams) beat The Fabulous Ones to win the Southern Tag Title in a "loser leaves town vs. title" match
- Adrian Street beat Bill Dundee via DQ in a "loser receives ten lashes" match
- Jerry Lawler, Terry Funk, & Sweet Brown Sugar beat Bobby Eaton, Sabu, & Carl Fergie in a "Texas tornado death" match


WCCW Star Wars: Fort Worth, Texas:
- Junkyard Dog beat Kimala via DQ
- The Super Destroyers beat Iceman King Parsons & Brian Adias
- The Fabulous Freebirds beat David & Kerry Von Erich
- Ric Flair drew Mike Von Erich
- Chris Adams beat Jimmy Garvin to win the World Class American Title


Miami Beach, Florida:
- Steel Cage Match (Loser of the fall leaves town): Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts & Terry Gordy defeated Boris Zhukov & The Saint & Krusher Khruschev
- Butch Reed & Sweet Brown Sugar defeated PYTs
- Southern Title: Pistol Pez Whatley defeated Rick Rude by DQ
- First Blood Match: Brian Blair defeated Jesse Barr
- Dutch Mantell beat King Cobra
- Missing Link defeated Jack Hart
- “Wild” Bill Irwin defeated Mike Golden


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Frankie Lancaster beat Alan Reynolds
- PY Chu-Hi beat Cat Garrett
- The Shogun & The Samurai beat Ken Wayne & Todd Morton
- The Shogun & The Samurai beat Tracy Smothers & Brian Lee
- Jeff Jarrett beat Dutch Mantel via DQ
- Adrian Street & Bill Dundee beat Beauty & The Beast in a "hair vs. hair" match
- WCCW Texas Champ Iceman King Parsons beat Scott Steiner
- Kerry Von Erich & Jeff Jarrett beat CWA Tag Champs Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden via DQ
- Unified World Champ Jerry Lawler beat Ricky Morton via DQ


WCW Clash of the Champions: Gainesville, Georgia:
- Sting & WCW US Champion Lex Luger defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Doom (w/ Teddy Long) via disqualification 
- WCW TV Champion Tom Zenk pinned Bobby Eaton 
- Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Tommy Rich & Allen Iron Eagle 
- Sid Vicious pinned Joey Maggs (sub. for the Junkyard Dog) 
- Terry Taylor pinned Ricky Morton 
- Arn Anderson & Barry Windham defeated Chris & Mark Youngblood 
- Brian Pillman pinned Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker 
- Missy Hyatt defeated Paul E. Dangerously in an arm wrestling contest 
- WCW US Tag Team Champion Scott Steiner (w/ WCW US Tag Team Champion Rick Steiner) fought WCW World Champion Ric Flair to a time-limit draw


Cleveland, Tennessee:
- Richard Morton defeated Johnny B. Badd (w/ Brian Pillman)
- Big Josh pinned Tracy Smothers
- Diamond Dallas Page pinned Joey Maggs
- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Cactus Jack & Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker
- El Gigante fought Big Van Vader to a double count-out
- Dustin Rhodes & Ricky Steamboat defeated Larry Zbyszko & WCW Tag Team Champion Bobby Eaton
- WCW US Champion Rick Rude defeated Sting via reverse decision


Roanoke, Virginia:
- Erik Watts defeated Chris Benoit
- The Wrecking Crew defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Joey Maggs
- 2 Cold Scorpio defeated the Barbarian
- WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes defeated Barry Windham
- Sting defeated Paul Orndorff
- WCW World Champion Big Van Vader defeated Ron Simmons

Chiba, Japan:
- Terry Gordy and Steve Williams won the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles by defeating Toshiaki Kawada and Mitsuharu Misawa


WWE Royal Rumble: Fresno, California:
- Edge pinned Shawn Michaels 
- The Undertaker defeated John Heidenreich in a casket match
- WWE Championship: JBL defeated Big Show and Kurt Angle to retain the title
- World Championship: Triple H defeated Randy Orton to retain the title
- Batista won the Royal Rumble


WWE Royal Rumble: Boston, Massachusetts
- World Title: Edge defeated Dolph Ziggler to retain the title
- WWE Title Match: The Miz defeated Randy Orton to retain the title
- Divas Title: Eve Torres defeated Natalya, Michelle McCool and Layla to win the title
- Alberto Del Rio won the Royal Rumble