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Daily pro wrestling history (1/24): Rock/Mankind I Quit match, first ever Royal Rumble

Royal Rumble


San Francisco, California:
- Ray Eckert won the San Francisco NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title by defeating Sandor Szabo


Baltimore, Maryland:
- Buddy Rogers defeated Karl Von Albers for the Eastern Heavyweight Title


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Hard Boiled Haggerty & Len Montana beat Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder to retain the title
- AWA US Champion Gene Kiniski beat Jack Healy to retain the title


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Lou Thesz defeated Buddy Rogers to win the NWA World Heavyweight Title
- Bulldog Brower and Hans Schmidt beat Billy Red Lyons and Sam Steamboat
- Bruno Sammartino beat Buddy Austin
- Johnny Valentine beat Fred Atkins
- Sweet Daddy Wiki beat Jim Hady
- The Beast beat Gino Marella (Gorilla Monsoon)

Jacksonville, Florida:
- Don Curtis (sub Bob Ellis) and Mark Lewin defeated The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) to win the Florida NWA World Tag Team Titles
- Southern Title: Eddie Graham defeated Mighty Zorro
- Kurt & Karl Von Brauner defeated Joe Scarpa (sub Don Curtis) & Reggie Parks
- Wild Red Berry beat Gentleman Saul
- Rito Carreon beat Hiro Matsuda


Miami, Florida:
- NWA World Title: Lou Thesz defeated Eddie Graham
- Skull Murphy & Brute Bernard defeated Haystack Calhoun & Don Curtis
- Hiro Matsuda defeated Tito Carreon
- Great Malenko defeated Jerry London


Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada:
- Mad Dog Vachon defeated Hans Schmidt to win the International Wrestling International Heavyweight Title


Tokyo, Japan:
- Danny Hodge defeated Lou Thesz for the International Pro Wrestling TWWF World Heavyweight Title 


- Paul Jones and Nelson Royal defeated The Medics for the NWA Americas Tag Team Titles

Dothan, Alabama:
- Flash and Rocket Monroe won the NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Title from Don Carson and Dick Dunn


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada:
 - Bob Brown and Gene Kiniski won the Vancouver NWA Canadian Tag Team Title by defeating Mark Lewin and Steven Little Bear


Buffalo, New York:
- Jacques Rougeau, Sr. defeated Waldo Von Erich in a tournament final for the vacant National Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Title

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- Death Match, No Time Limit, No dq: Pampero Firpo beat Baron Von Raschke
- Bobby Duncum & Bobby Heenan beat Larry Hennig (sub Greg Gagne) & Jim Brunzell
- Jos Leduc beat Jimmy Valiant
- Kim Duk beat Bull Bullinski
- Bob Backlund drew Khosrow Vaziri (Iron Shiek)


Dallas, Texas:
Black Jack Lanza defeated Johnny Valentine in 2 out of 3 falls
Jerry Oates defeated Blackjack Mulligan
The Samoan, Afi and Sika Anoia defeated Dale Lewis and Big Joe Cassidy
Jose Lothario won by disqualification from Apache Bull Ramos
Bob Orton Jr. pinned Matt Gibson


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Bill Dundee and Ricky Gibson defeated Dutch Mantel and David Schultz to win the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Titles


Miami Beach, Florida:
- Korean Assassin Match-Dusty Rhodes defeated Pak Song
- Eddie & Mike Graham & Hiro Matsuda defeated Mr. Sato & Mr. Saito & Rising Sun
- Brass Knuckles Title: Killer Karl Kox defeated Herb Calvert to retain title
- Thor The Viking defeated Steve Brody (sub for Jos LeDuc)


Kansas City, Kansas:
- The Assassin (Jody Hamilton) defeated The Avenger for the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title 


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jerry Lawler & Austin Idol beat AWA Tag Team Champions Jerry Blackwell & Ken Patera dq
- If Dutch loses, he will leave town: Dutch Mantell beat Randy Savage to win Mid American Title
- Southern Tag Team Champions Zambuie Express beat Fabulous Ones 
- Jos Leduc beat Tommy Gilbert
- King Konga beat Art Crews
- Rick Rude beat Jerry Grey
- Rock and Roll Express & Mr. Ebony & Koko Ware beat Sabu & Karl Krupp & Porkchop Cash & Dream Machine


Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- Non Title: Midnight Rockers beat AWA Tag Team Champions Buddy Rose & Doug Somers
- Larry Zbyszko & Masa 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


Bunkhouse Stampede, Uniondale, New York:
- Larry Zbyszko defeated Barry Windham to win the NWA Western States Heritage Title 
- Dusty Rhodes won a Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede battle royal
- Road Warrior Hawk defeated NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair by disqualification

Royal Rumble, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
- Jim Duggan won the Royal Rumble 
- Ricky Steamboat defeated Rick Rude by disqualification


Dallas, Texas:
- Eddie Gilbert defeated Terry Garvin (Terry Simms) for the vacant GWF Television Title 


Royal Rumble, Sacramento, California
- Yokozuna won the Royal Rumble
- Bret Hart defeated Razor Ramon to retain the WWF World Title
- WWF Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels pinned Marty Jannetty


Matsumoto, Japan:
- Gary Albright and Stan Hansen defeated Toshiaki Kawada and Akira Taue for the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles


Souled Out: Dayton, Ohio:
- Chris Jericho defeated Rey Misterio, Jr to win the WCW Cruiserweight Title 
- Bret Hart defeated Ric Flair 
- WCW World Television Champion Booker T pinned Rick Martel to retain the title


Royal Rumble: Anaheim, California:
- The Rock won the WWF World Title by defeating Mankind in an I Quit match 
- Vince McMahon won the Royal Rumble
- WWF Intercontinental Champion Ken Shamrock defeated Billy Gunn to retain the title


Los Angeles, California:
- Sid Vicious pinned Kevin Nash to win the vacant WCW World Title
- Lex Luger defeated Booker T


Naucalpan, Mexico:
- Pantera defeated champion Último Vampiro and Pentagon in a three-way match to win the IWRG Intercontinental Middleweight Title