Daily Pro Wrestling History (01/24): Vince McMahon wins the 1999 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 by 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


NWA 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

WWF 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 


WWF 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


NWO 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


WWF 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


WWE Royal Rumble: Orlando, Florida:
– Triple H won the Royal Rumble and the WWE World Title
– Charlotte defeated Becky Lynch to retain the Divas Title
– Dean Ambrose defeated Kevin Owens to retain the IC Title in a Last Man Standing match
– Kalisto defeated Alberto Del Rio to win the United States Title

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