Daily Pro Wrestling History (01/29): Cena defeats Styles for the WWE Title at Royal Rumble 2017 – WON/F4W

1929

St. Louis, Missouri:

– World Heavyweight Champion Gus Sonnenberg defeated Frank Jorgenson

– Joe “Toots” Mondt defeated Dick Daviscourt

– Nick Lutze beat Pat McGill

– Roy Steele defeated Tom Draak

1963

Jacksonville, Florida:

– One Night Tournament for the World Tag Team Titles: Karl & Kurt Von Brauner defeat Yukon Eric & Don Curtis to win the titles

– Reg Parks defeated Russian Crusher

– Lou Bastein defeated Pedro Godoy

– Dale Lewis defeats Marco Polo

1966

Omaha, Nebraska:

– Cage Match: AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon defeated Mr Wrestling Tim Woods

– Reggie Parks and Mighty Igor Vodik defeated Nebraska Tag Team Champions Mitsu Arakawa and Haru Sasaki by DQ

– Crazy Russian Stan Pulaski beat Billy Red Cloud

– Ivan Kalmikoff drew Danny Plechas

1975

Miami Beach, Florida:

– Title in Florida: Cowboy Bill Watts beats The Mongolian Stomper (special ref Lou Thesz)

– North American title: Bob Armstrong beats Terry Funk

– Tony Parisi and Dominic DeNucci beat Dick Slater and Bob Roop

1976

Kansas City, Kansas:

– Akio Sato beats Rick McGraw

– Bob Geigel beats Tank Patton

– Ray Candy and Johnny Loyal defeated Ripper Collins and Percival A. Friend

– Bob Brown and Ed Wiskoski fought Mike George and Pat O’Connor for a double DQ

– Ron Bass and Dutch Mantell beat Jerry Oates and Ted Oates

1979

Memphis, TN:

– Danny Davis beat Koko Ware

– Chris Colt and Don Fargo beat Tommy Gilbert and Jackie Welch

– Bill Dundee beat Dennis Condrey

– Ricky & Robert Gibson beat David Schultz & Wayne Ferris

– Jerry Lawler and Jackie Fargo beat Mil Mascaras and Austin Idol

nineteen eighty one

Biloxi, Mississippi:

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

1983

San Juan, Puerto Rico:

– Pierre Martel defeated Mad Dog Lafaib to win the WWC North American Heavyweight title

1986

Orlando Florida:

– Cocoa Samoa and Hector Guerrero defeated Cuban Assassin and Prince Iaukea

– Kendall Windham beat Bob Roop

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

– Jesse Barr def. Abdullah The Butcher by DQ

– Wahoo McDaniel defeated “Nature Boy” Ric Flair

1990

Memphis, TN:

– Matt Borne defeated Don Bass

– King Cobra defeated The Soultaker via DQ

– Bill Dundee and Dutch Mantel beat Robert Fuller and Brian Lee via DQ

– Chris Champion defeated Tony Anthony

– Dustin Rhodes defeated Gary Young in a bullrope match

– Jeff Jarrett defeated Billy Joe Travis in a pole guitar match

1993

Winston-Salem, North Carolina:

– Chris Benoit beats Erik Watts

– The Wrecking Crew defeats Marcus Alexander Bagwell and Joey Maggs

– 2 Cold Scorpio pinned the Barbarian

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

– Sting beats Paul Orndorff

– WCW World Champion Big Van Vader pinned Ron Simmons

Dallas, TX:

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

1994

Morganton, North Carolina:

– Bobby Blaze defeated Killer Kyle

– Tracy Smothers defeated Chris Candido

– Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson defeated Jim Cornette, SMW Tag Team Champions Tom Prichard and 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

1996

Canton, Ohio:

– Konnan defeated the One Man Gang and won the WCW US Heavyweight title

1998

Raleigh, North Carolina:

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

1999

Memphis, TN:

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

2011

Wrestling meeting: Los Angeles, CA:

– PWG title: Claudio Castagnoli (Cesaro) beat El Generico (Sami Zayn) to retain the title

– Low Ki defeated Davey Richards

– Roddy Piper won a legends battle royal

2012

WWE Royal Rumble: St. Louis, Missouri

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

– John Cena fought Kane for a double countout

– Brodus Clay (with Cameron & Naomi) pinned Drew McIntyre

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

– WWE Title Match: CM Punk defeats Dolph Ziggler to retain the title

– Sheamus won the Royal Rumble

2017

WWE Royal Rumble: San Antonio, TX:

– Naomi, Nikki Bella and Becky Lynch beat 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 win the WWE Championship

– Randy Orton won the Royal Rumble

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