This Day in Wrestling History for January 19

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These are the known WWE, WCW, and ECW related events which took place or aired on this day. For more information, visit And, as we celebrate the site’s 7th anniversary, stay tuned in the coming weeks for an exclusive interview with one of the WWE’s founding fathers.

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WWWF @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – January 19, 1966
Baron Mikel Scicluna defeated Chief Big Heart
Cowboy Cassidy & the Jamaica Kid defeated Fuzzy Cupid & Sky Low Low
Angelo Savoldi defeated Tony Altimore
Curtis Iaukea defeated Gino Brito
Tarzan Tyler defeated Bobo Brazil
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino & Johnny Valentine defeated Bill & Dan Miller

WWWF @ Philadelphia, PA – January 19, 1966
The Beast defeated Pete Sanchez
Antonio Pugliese defeated Joe Millich
Smasher Sloan defeated Tomas Marin
Bulldog Brower defeated Hector Serrano
Bulldog Brower defeated Miguel Perez

WWWF @ Washington DC – National Arena – January 19, 1967
Television taping:
Luke Graham defeated Jack Ostermiller
The Ox defeated Frank Hickey
Bill Miller defeated Pete Sanchez & Miguel Perez in a handicap match
Bobo Brazil defeated Tony Nero
Gorilla Monsoon defeated Angelo Savoldi
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino & Arnold Skaaland defeated Tank Morgan & Smasher Sloan via disqualification

WWWF @ Franklin, PA – January 19, 1968
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino & Batman defeated Tony Altimore & Prof. Toru Tanaka

WWWF @ New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden – January 19, 1970 (16,858)
Cowboy Bradley & Little Beaver defeated Sky Low Low & Little Brutus in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match
Eric the Red defeated Jack Vansky at 9:25
Mario Milano pinned Willie Farkus at 10:20
Bob Ellis pinned Prof. Toru Tanaka at 3:00
Karl Kovacs pinned Jean Dubois at 4:25
Gorilla Monsoon fought Ernie Ladd to a time-limit draw
WWWF International Tag Team Champions Victor Rivera & Tony Marino defeated Killer Kowalski & Waldo Von Erich in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino pinned Ivan Koloff at 18:10 after a double reverse back flip body-hold

WWWF @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – January 19, 1972
Sandy Parker won a women’s battle royal
Paula Kaye defeated Debbie Johnson
Toni Rose fought Vicki Williams to a draw
Bobo Brazil defeated Stan Stasiak
Donna Christianello defeated Jan Sheridan
WWWF World Champion Pedro Morales fought Fred Blassie to a draw
Sue Green defeated White Venus via disqualification
The Fabulous Moolah defeated Sandy Parker
The Rugged Russians defeated Victor Rivera & Rene Goulet

WWWF @ New London, CT – January 19, 1973
WWWF World Champion Pedro Morales pinned Mr. Fuji

Pittsburgh, PA – Civic Arena – January 19, 1973
The Executioner defeated Joe Abby
Don Serrano defeated Frank Durso via disqualification
Frank Holtz fought John L. Sullivan to a draw
Larry Zbyzsko defeated Bruce Swayze via disqualification
Killer Kowalski defeated Chuck O’Conner
Bill Eadie defeated Eric the Red via disqualification
Dominic DeNucci & Tony Parisi defeated Waldo Von Erich & King Curtis via disqualification
Prof. Toru Tanaka pinned Bruno Sammartino by using the ropes for leverage

WWWF @ Whitman, MA – January 19, 1974
Manuel Soto & Jose Gonzalez defeated Joe Turco & Pancho Valdez
Chief Jay Strongbow defeated Mike McCord
Don Leo Jonathan defeated Mike Pappas & Miguel Feliciano in a handicap match
Nikolai Volkoff defeated El Olympico
Tony Garea & Dean Ho defeated Stan Stasiak & Larry Hennig via disqualification

WWWF @ Philadelphia, PA – January 19, 1974
Television taping:
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Mr. X

WWWF @ Landover, MD – Capital Centre – January 19, 1976 (4,000)
Pete Sanchez defeated Mark Tendler
Davey O’Hannon defeated Pinky Larson
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Ernie Ladd via count-out
Crusher Blackwell defeated Francisco Flores
Spiros Arion defeated Ernie Lassiter
Superstar Billy Graham defeated Dominic DeNucci
WWWF Tag Team Champions Louis Cerdan & Tony Parisi fought Baron Mikel Scicluna & Buggsy McGraw to a draw in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match when the match was stopped due to the curfew

WWWF @ White Plains, NY – Westchester County Civic Center – January 19, 1977
Pete Sanchez vs. Executioner #2
Manuel Soto vs. Executioner #1
Diamond Lil & Marie Laveau vs. Darling Dagmar & Princess Little Dove
Ivan Putski vs. Tor Kamata

WWWF @ White Plains, NY – Westchester County Center – January 19, 1978
SD Jones vs. Baron Mikel Scicluna
Bob Backlund vs. Butcher Vachon
Tony Garea, Larry Zbyzsko, & Peter Maivia vs. Stan Stasiak, Mr. Fuji, & Spiros Arion
Ken Patera vs. Chief Jay Strongbow
Dusty Rhodes vs. Prof. Toru Tanaka

WWF @ Stamford, CT – January 19, 1980
Bulldog Brower defeated Silvano Sousa
Hulk Hogan defeated Dave Darrow
Larry Zbyzsko defeated Hussein Arab
Rene Goulet defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
WWF IC Champion Pat Patterson defeated Ken Patera via disqualification
WWF @ Lowell, MA – January 19, 1980
Jerry Dubane defeated John Callahan
Johnny Rodz fought Jose Estrada to a draw
The Wild Samoans defeated Mike Masters & Fred Marzino
Tito Santana defeated Swede Hanson
WWF World Champion Bob Backlund defeated Bobby Duncum via count-out

WWF @ Portland, ME – Civic Center – January 19, 1982 (1,854)
Tony Altimore defeated Pete Doherty via disqualification
Jose Estrada defeated Fred Marzino
Ivan Putski defeated Killer Khan via count-out
Steve Travis defeated the Executioner
Tony Garea & Rick Martel defeated Mr. Fuji & Mr. Saito via disqualification; Tony Atlas was the guest referee for the match

WWF @ Monongahela, PA – Ringgold High School – January 19, 1984
Rocky Johnson vs. Bob Bradley
The Masked Superstar vs. Chief Jay Strongbow
Paul Orndorff vs. Salvatore Bellomo
Jimmy Snuka vs. Iron Mike Sharpe
Bob Backlund vs. WWF World Champion the Iron Sheik

WWF All Star Wrestling
Taped 1/7/85; Hamilton, Ontario; Convention Center
1/19/85 – included Jesse Ventura replacing Angelo Mosca as color commentator for the show alongside Jack Reynolds after Mosca said he would concentrate on managing his son (Ventura’s debut as a color commentator); featured Andre the Giant as a guest of Blackjack’s BBQ:
The Junkyard Dog pinned Terry Gibbs at 2:45 with a running shoulderblock
Bob Orton Jr. pinned SD Jones at 3:08 with a reverse splash off the top
Angelo Mosca Jr. (w/ Angelo Mosca) pinned Ted Grizzly at 2:46 after sending Grizzly chest-first into the turnbuckle
Paul Orndorff (w/ Bobby Heenan) pinned Brian Mackney at 2:03 with the piledriver
Tony Atlas pinned Goldie Rogers at 2:05 with a gorilla press slam and a splash
Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated Mr. X & AJ Petruzzi at 4:26 when Rotundo pinned Petruzzi with an airplane spin

WWF @ Indianapolis, IN – January 19, 1985
Jerry Valiant defeated Chief Bold Eagle
Tony Atlas defeated Moondog Spot
Moondog Rex defeated Johnny Starr
Roddy Piper defeated George Wells
Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated the Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff
Wendi Richter defeated Judy Martin
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff via disqualification

WWF @ Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion – January 19, 1985 (9,832)
SD Jones defeated Rene Goulet
Bret Hart defeated Alexis Smirnoff
The Spoiler defeated Rick McGraw
Jimmy Snuka pinned Bob Orton Jr.
Brutus Beefcake defeated Ivan Putski
Tito Santana defeated WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine via disqualification
Ken Patera & Big John Studd defeated Andre the Giant & the Junkyard Dog via disqualification

WWF @ Richfield, OH – Coliseum – January 19, 1986
Pedro Morales defeated Barry O
SD Jones defeated Rene Goulet
King Tonga defeated Tiger Chung Lee
Hercules defeated George Wells
B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell defeated Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart
Don Muraco defeated Ricky Steamboat
Roddy Piper defeated Paul Orndorff in a lumberjack match
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Randy Savage

WWF @ Jacksonville, FL – Coliseum – January 19, 1986
Included Nikolai Volkoff

WWF Prime Time Wrestling
1/19/87 – included Salvatore Bellomo as a guest of the Snake Pit (1/6/87; Hershey, PA; Hersheypark Arena):
– Don Muraco pinned Lanny Poffo at 6:47 with a powerslam after kicking out of Poffo’s moonsault (1/3/87; Boston Garden)
– Dan Spivey pinned Jimmy Jack Funk at 7:05 with a reverse roll up (1/3/87; Boston Garden)
– Blackjack Mulligan pinned Brutus Beefcake at 2:17 with a flying back elbow; early in the bout, Greg Valentine was sent backstage after he and Beefcake both attacked Mulligan in the ring (1/3/87; Boston Garden)
– Hillbilly Jim defeated Jim Neidhart via disqualification at 6:56 when Neidhart twice shoved down the referee; after the bout, Neidhart continued to attack his opponent until Hillbilly sent him out of the ring (1/3/87; Boston Garden)
– Mike Rotundo pinned Pete Doherty with an airplane spin; after the bout, Rotundo was attached by Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake, until Dan Spivey made the save (1/3/87; Boston Garden)
– Tama pinned Scott McGhee with a flying bodypress (1/3/87; Boston Garden)
– WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Paul Orndorff (w/Bobby Heenan) in a steel cage match at 10:42 by exiting over the top after hitting the legdrop on the challenger and sending an interfering Heenan into the cage; both men simultaneously left the cage from opposite sides of the ring earlier in the bout and the winner was inconclusive so the match continued (Hulkamania 2, Saturday Night’s Main Event: The Greatest Hits, The History of the WWE Heavyweight Championship) (Saturday Night’s Main Event – 12/14/86; Hartford, CT; Civic Center)

WWF @ Augusta, GA – Civic Center – January 19, 1987
WWF IC Champion Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat

WWF @ New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden – January 19, 1987 (15,500; sell out)
Televised on the MSG Network – included Gorilla Monsoon & Gene Okerlund on commentary; featured Okerlund presenting an award to Howard Finkel to celebrate Finkel’s 10th anniversary as the MSG ring announcer:
Prime Time Wrestling – 2/2/87: Brad Reinghans pinned Frenchy Martin with a diving shoulderblock from the middle turnbuckle at 16:49 (Reinghans’ debut)
Rick Martel & Tom Zenk defeated Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake at 18:36 when Martel pinned Valentine with a springboard splash into the ring, while Valentine had Zenk in the figure-4 (Martel’s return to MSG after a 5-year absence; Zenk’s MSG debut) (Best of the WWF Vol. 11)
Prime Time Wrestling – 2/2/87: Ron Bass pinned SD Jones at 6:56 with the Pedigree (Bass’ MSG debut)
Prime Time Wrestling – 2/2/87: Paul Orndorff (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated George Steele via disqualification at 6:00 when Steele swung a steel chair at the referee; before the bout, Heenan tore up a poster of Miss Elizabeth, distracting George during the match as he attempted to put the remains back together; after the match, Orndorff attacked Steele and was about to hit him with the chair but Steele blocked the move and chased Orndorff away with it (Best of the WWF Vol. 12)
Prime Time Wrestling – 2/2/87: Tiger Chung Lee pinned Jerry Allen at 7:34 with an elbow drop after Allen missed a crossbody
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Kamala (w/ the Wizard & Kimchee) in a No DQ match at 7:56 with the legdrop after hitting the challenger with the Wizard’s horn; after the bout, Andre the Giant came to the ring, picked up the title belt, looked at it, and then tossed it to the champion before leaving the ring (Kamala’s last MSG appearance for nearly 6 years)
Prime Time Wrestling – 2/13/87: Lanny Poffo pinned the Red Demon at 14:38 with a somersault splash off the top; prior to the bout, Jimmy Hart came out and announced that if the Hart Foundation could beat Davey Boy Smith later in the show then they would win one-half of the WWF Tag Team Championship
The Junkyard Dog defeated King Harley Race (w/ Bobby Heenan) via count-out at 5:27 after shoving Race into the ringpost; after the bout, Race attacked JYD from behind with his own chain and tied him up, while Heenan slapped JYD and tried to force the unconscious JYD to bow before the King; prior to the bout, a representative of the NY State Athletic Commission came out and ordered Danny Davis to leave ringside after Davis came out and tried to tell the referee he was officiating the match
Prime Time Wrestling – 2/13/87: Billy Jack Haynes (sub. for the Dynamite Kid) & WWF Tag Team Champion Davey Boy Smith defeated Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart (w/ Jimmy Hart) at 9:26 when Bret submitted to Haynes’ full nelson; Danny Davis was the original referee for the bout but was knocked out late in the contest, with another referee coming to the ring to stop the match

WWF @ Lincoln, NE – Pershing Auditorium – January 19, 1987 (4,332)
The Honkytonk Man pinned Pedro Morales
Jack Krugar defeated Bill Ellis
Jake Roberts fought King Kong Bundy to a double count-out
B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell defeated Don Muraco & Bob Orton Jr.
Tito Santana defeated Butch Reed in a steel cage match
Also included a midgets tag team match

WWF @ Calgary, Alberta – Saddledome – January 19, 1988 (8,500; sell out)
Tom Magee defeated Iron Mike Sharpe at around the 4-minute mark
Dino Bravo pinned Jerry Allen
Davey Boy Smith pinned Haku
WWF Women’s Champion Sensational Sherri pinned Velvet McIntyre
Brutus Beefcake pinned Greg Valentine
Sam Houston pinned Gilles des Fosse
Jake Roberts defeated Rick Rude via count-out
Ron Bass pinned Brady Boone
WWF IC Champion the Honkytonk Man defeated Randy Savage via disqualification

WWF @ Youngstown, OH – Beeghly Center – January 19, 1990
Mark Young defeated Frenchy Martin
Dusty Rhodes pinned the Big Bossman
Randy Savage pinned Jim Duggan
Bret Hart pinned Bob Bradley
Ron Garvin fought Greg Valentine to a draw
The Bushwhackers defeated Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov

NWA Power Hour

Taped 1/9/90; Saginaw, MI; Civic Center

1/19/90 – featured Gordon Solie hosting a segment of the Wrestling News Network in which the date of the Clash of the Champions was announced, with Solie saying more details would be released on WCW the following day, and that Sting would challenge NWA World Champion Ric Flair at Wrestle War on Feb. 25; Solie then congratulated the Destruction Crew for their Pro Wrestling Illustrated Rookies of the Year award; included Cactus Jack as a guest of Funk’s Grill regarding Cactus’ debut in the NWA, during which Cactus said he would rather hurt a man than love a woman and didn’t know why the NWA was giving him bad tag team partners; featured the announcement that Doom, Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson, NWA Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner, the Road Warriors, Dan Spivey & Mark Callous, and NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson would be in action on WCW and that Sting would face Mr. Asia and Morton, Gibson, Shane Douglas, & Johnny Ace would face Bobby Eaton, Stan Lane, Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin on The Main Event:
Norman pinned the Italian Stallion by blocking a sunset flip and hitting the sit-down splash at 6:12; during the bout, Kevin Sullivan joined the commentary team, insulted Norman, and said the only reason Terry Funk hangs around him is because Norman reminds Terry of Dory Funk Jr.; it was announced during the match that more info about Woman allegedly trying to recruit NWA World Champion Ric Flair would be released
NWA US Champion Lex Luger pinned Eddie Gilbert at 8:56 in a non-title match after catching Gilbert coming off the top and dropping him throat-first across the top rope; prior to the bout, the commentary team said Luger had plans to either face Flair at Wrestle War in Sting’s place or to beat Flair for the title before the pay-per-view; during the contest, Flair cut an insert promo regarding Luger challenging him
NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson defeated Buzz Sawyer via disqualification at the 12-minute mark when the Great Muta and the Dragon Master attacked the champion after Anderson hit the spinebuster on Sawyer; after the contest, Muta sprayed green mist into Anderson’s face, with Ole Anderson then coming out to make the save until he too was triple teamed; moments later, Muta and Dragon Master held Ole down as Sawyer hit the top rope splash; Arn eventually covered Ole’s body as Sawyer, Muta, and Dragon Master left ringside

WWF @ Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena – January 19, 1990
Brutus Beefcake vs. Rick Martel
Demolition vs. WWF Tag Team Champions Andre the Giant & Haku

NWA @ Norfolk, VA – Scope – January 19, 1990

WWF @ West Palm Beach, FL – Auditorium – January 19, 1990
The Genius pinned Jim Neidhart
Tugboat defeated the Brooklyn Brawler
Mr. Perfect pinned Jimmy Snuka
Roddy Piper fought Rick Rude to a double disqualification
Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty defeated the Powers of Pain via disqualification
Jake Roberts pinned Ted Dibiase

WWF Superstars

Taped 12/11/90; Tampa, FL; Sundome
1/19/91 – featured the Honkytonk Man’s final TV appearance for nearly 6 years, appearing as color commentator; included Sgt. Slaughter & Gen. Adnan as guests of the Brother Love Show regarding Slaughter’s match with WWF World Champion the Ultimate Warrior at the Royal Rumble; the segment was interrupted to bring a Special Bulletin where Sean Mooney in the Event Center read a statement from WWF President Jack Tunney stating that the views of Slaughter & Adnan were not those of any Arab Americans or other Arabs, Slaughter & Adnan stand alone in their beliefs, and their beliefs are not those of the WWF; featured an ‘Update’ segment focusing on the Ted Dibiase & Virgil vs. Dusty & Dustin Rhodes match at the Royal Rumble; included a Royal Rumble Report featuring last minute comments from WWF World Champion the Ultimate Warrior and several participants in the Rumble match:
Jake Roberts pinned Bob Bradley with the DDT at 2:25; during the bout, Roberts cut an insert promo regarding Rick Martel
Earthquake (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned Randy Hunter with the sit-down splash at 1:42; during the bout, Dino Bravo cut an insert promo on his participation in the Royal Rumble match; after the bout, Earthquake hit the move a second time, with Hunter then being taken backstage on a stretcher
WWF Tag Team Champions Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart defeated Black Bart & WT Jones at 1:55 when Hart pinned Jones following the Hart Attack; during the bout, Hart & Neidhart cut an insert promo on their upcoming participation in the Royal Rumble match
WWF IC Champion Mr. Perfect (w/ Bobby Heenan) pinned Tony Reno with the Perfect Plex at the 2-minute mark; during the bout, Perfect cut an insert promo on his participation in the Royal Rumble match
The Bushwackers defeated Dennis Allen & the Gladiator at 2:08 when Luke pinned Allen following the double gutbuster; during the bout, the Bushwhackers cut an insert promo on being in the Royal Rumble match
The Nasty Boys (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Pat Armstrong & Pete Sanchez when Sags pinned Armstrong following the running powerslam / flying elbowsmash combo at 2:33

WCW Power Hour

1/19/91 – featured a promo by Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin regarding a shot against WCW US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner; included the announcement Ric Flair won the WCW World Title from Sting and would face Scott Steiner at the Clash of the Champions, followed by a promo by Flair; featured an Arn Anderson & Barry Windham vignette in which the two men were shown in a junkyard armed with sledgehammers:
The Motor City Madman & Big Cat defeated Greg Sawyer & Iron Eagle at 2:16 when Madman pinned Eagle with a side slam and fistdrop
Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Reno Riggins & the Italian Stallion at 4:19 when Garvin pinned Riggins with the DDT
Mark & Chris Youngblood defeated Magnum Force at 4:45 following a double backdrop and top rope sit-down splash
Konan pinned Chuck Coats with a reverse suplex at 3:30
Sid Vicious pinned Mountain Man Bailey with the powerbomb at 3:22
WCW TV Champion Tom Zenk pinned Bill Irwin at 4:32 by falling on top as Irwin attempted a superplex

WCW @ Charlottesville, VA – University Hall – January 19, 1991
Brad Armstrong defeated Bill Irwin
Moondog Rex defeated Tim Horner
Tom Zenk defeated Bobby Eaton
Michael Wallstreet defeated Terry Taylor
WCW TV Champion Arn Anderson & Barry Windham defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Doom via disqualification
WCW World Champion Ric Flair defeated Sting

Royal Rumble 91 – Miami, FL – Arena – January 19, 1991
Jerry Saggs pinned Sam Houston with a powerslam at 5:25
Pay-per-view bouts – featured the playing of the National Anthem to begin the broadcast; the show aired on the Armed Forces Network; included Gorilla Monsoon & Roddy Piper on commentary; featured Sean Mooney conducting a backstage interview with Randy Savage in which Savage said Sgt. Slaughter had promised Savage a title shot should Slaughter win the WWF World Title later in the show; when Mooney questioned whether WWF World Champion the Ultimate Warrior had given the same promise, Savage pointed to a moniter where Sensational Sherri was shown dragging Gene Okerlund to the interview platform in the area; Okerlund then questioned what Sherri was doing, with Sherri then challenging Warrior to grant Savage a title shot and calling him yellow until he appeared; Sherri then repeatedly questioned Warrior before attepting to seduce him into the title match and got down on her knees, with Warrior eventually shaking before yelling “No” over the mic and walking off; moments later, Savage was shown backstage throwing things around in his locker room before then running down the hallway, through the crowd, and up to the platform where Sherri remained; included Mooney conducting a backstage interview with Sgt. Slaughter & Gen. Adnan regarding Slaughter’s title match later in the show; featured Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Warrior regarding his title defense; featured Mooney conducting a backstage interview with Savage & Sherri regarding them costing Warrior the title, during which Warrior began pounding on Savage’s dressing room door, with Savage running off; included Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Slaughter & Adnan regarding Slaughter’s title victory; featured pre-taped comments from fans outside the arena wishing the US troops a quick and safe return from Saudi Arabia, followed by the announcement that Hulk Hogan would begin touring military bases across the country the following week; included pre-taped comments from Jake Roberts, Earthquake & Jimmy Hart, Greg Valentine, Kerry Von Erich, the Legion of Doom, the Undertaker & Brother Love, Jim Duggan, Rick Martel, Davey Boy Smith, WWF IC Champion Mr. Perfect & Bobby Heenan, and Tugboat regarding their participation in the Royal Rumble match; featured Mooney conducting a backstage interview with Ted Dibiase & Virgil regarding their upcoming match with Dusty & Dustin Rhodes, during which Dibiase said it was because of his money that Virgil did everything he told him to do; included Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Hogan regarding his participation in the Rumble, during which he said he was dedicating the match to the US troops and their allies; moments later, Okerlund said he was receiving word that Slaughter had defaced the American flag, with Hogan saying Slaughter’s reign as WWF Champion was only temporary:
Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty defeated the Orient Express (w/ Mr. Fuji) at 19:14 when Jannetty pinned Tanaka with a sunset flip as Kato & Tanaka attempted a double team move, only for Michaels to punch Tanaka in the midsection as Kato slingshot Jannetty into his partner (Shawn Michaels: Heartbreak & Triumph)
The Big Bossman pinned the Barbarian (w/ Bobby Heenan) at 10:06 when the momentum of a crossbody off the top by the Barbarian put Bossman on top for the win
Sgt. Slaughter pinned WWF World Champion the Ultimate Warrior at 12:46 to win the title with an elbow drop after Randy Savage and Sensational Sherri interfered, with Savage smashing his scepter over Warrior’s head; Gen. Adnan, who came ringside with Slaughter, ran backstage after the opening moments of the contest after Warrior easily fought off a double team attack; moments later, Sensational Sherri came ringside and grabbed Warrior’s leg, with him chasing her down the asile until he was jumped by Randy Savage near the entrance way; Savage dropped Warrior with a clothesline and hit him across the back with a spotlight stand as Slaughter distracted the referee; late in the bout, Warrior hit the flying shoulderblock and prepared for the gorilla press slam but Sherri returned ringside and distracted the champion from the apron; moments later, Warrior pulled her into the ring and press slammed her onto Savage, who had just appeared ringside; seconds later, a knee to the back by Slaughter resulted in Warrior laying his head on the middle rope, allowing Savage to hit him in the head with the sceptor; after coming to his senses, Warrior ran backstage to find Savage
The Mountie (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned Koko B. Ware at 9:12 with a sidewalk slam; this bout was not included on the video release
Ted Dibiase & Virgil defeated Dusty & Dustin Rhodes at 9:58 when Dibiase pinned Dusty with a roll up after Dusty hit the corner; Dibiase verbally berated Virgil throughout the contest when the match was not going his way; late in the bout, after Virgil accidentally hit Dibiase, Dibiase responded by attacking Virgil and throwing him to the floor; following the match, Dibiase cut a promo on winning before ordering Virgil to get the Million $ Title and strap it around his waist; after bringing it in the ring, Virgil dropped it at Dibiase’s feet; Dibiase then ordered Virgil to pick it up and, as Virgil got down on his knees to grab it, Dibiase turned around to gloat; when he turned back around, Virgil hit him in the face with the belt, knocking Dibiase out (Dusty’s last appearance for 15 years) (Dustin’s last appearance for 5 years)
Hulk Hogan won the 30-man Royal Rumble match by last eliminating Earthquake at 1:05:15
Order of entry: WWF Tag Team Champion Bret Hart (00:00), Dino Bravo (w/ Jimmy Hart) (00:00), Greg Valentine (2:08), Paul Roma (w/ Slick) (4:07), Kerry Von Erich (6:06), Rick Martel (8:06), Saba Simba (10:10), Bushwhacker Butch (12:19), Jake Roberts (14:11), Hercules (16:10), Tito Santana (18:11), the Undertaker (w/ Brother Love) (20:27), Jimmy Snuka (22:21), Davey Boy Smith (24:11), Demolition Smash (26:13), Road Warrior Hawk (28:11), Shane Douglas (30:13), (no show – scheduled to be Randy Savage), Road Warrior Animal (34:11), Demolition Crush (w/ Mr. Fuji) (36:14), Jim Duggan (38:18), Earthquake (w/ Jimmy Hart) (40:29), WWF IC Champion Mr. Perfect (w/ Bobby Heenan) (42:44), Hulk Hogan (44:16), Haku (46:19), WWF Tag Team Champion Jim Neidhart (48:16), Bushwhacker Luke (50:34), Brian Knobbs (52:18), the Warlord (54:17), & Tugboat (56:19)
Order of elimination: Bravo by Valentine (3:07); after the elimination, Valentine knocked Jimmy Hart off the ring apron; Simba by Martel who slid under the bottom rope as Simba was trying to eliminate him (12:38); Roma eliminted himself after Jake ducked a crossbody (18:13); Bret by Taker via a double choke throw (20:37); Butch by Taker (22:28); Jake by Martel when Martel, who was on the ring apron, snapmared Roberts over the ropes (27:12); Von Erich by Taker after ducking the tornado punch (30:27); Snuka by Road Warrior Hawk (30:30); Taker by the Legion of Doom via a double clothesline (34:46); Road Warrior Hawk by Hercules & Martel via a double clothesline from behind (34:50); Road Warrior Animal by Earthquake via ducking a charge (40:52); Duggan by Perfect via ducking a backdrop (43:02); Smash by Hogan moments after hitting a boot to the face (44:39); Valentine by Hogan as Valentine was trying to eliminate Martel (46:19); Santana by Earthquake (48:41); Luke by Earthquake (50:38); Hercules by Knobbs (53:55); Crush by Hogan (54:51); Warlord by Hogan via a clothesline (55:54); Douglas by Knobbs (approximately 56:41; the camera did not pick up the elimination); Tugboat by Hogan as Tugobat was attempting to eliminate Martel (58:52); Perfect by Davey with a dropkick after Perfect crotched himself on the top rope (59:01); Neidhart by Martel (59:28); Haku by Davey (59:44); Martel by Davey with a clothesline after Martel crotched himself on the top rope (1:00:36); Davey by Earthquake and Knobbs (1:01:00); Knobbs by Hulk with a boot to the face (1:02:27); Earthquake by Hogan with a clothesline after a bodyslam
Shane McMahon was one of the ringside referees for the bout; after the match, Hogan waved the American flag in the ring

WWF Wrestling Challenge
Taped 12/2/91; Corpus Christi, TX; Memorial Coliseum
1/19/92 – included the announcement the Mountie had defeated Bret Hart for the IC title the previous Friday in Springfield, MA and in the ‘Special Report’ segment it was announced Roddy Piper would now face the Mountie at the Royal Rumble, with Piper saying he would be the first man to go for both singles titles in one night; featured Gene Okerlund conducting a podium interview with Hulk Hogan, which took place earlier in the week, with Hogan discussing his chances in the Royal Rumble and all the things he had overcome in the 8 years since first becoming WWF World Champion such as Andre, Dibiase using twin referees, Savage, Earthquake, Slaughter and the Undertaker; included footage from last week’s episode of the split between the Rockers on the Barber Shop and the announcement Marty Jannetty was out of the Royal Rumble match as a result; featured a surprise from Bobby Heenan where he had arranged for the Ric Flair / Larry Ludden match from the 12/29/91 Challenge to be re-aired in its entirety on this show with Heenan & Gorilla Monsoon doing new commentary for the match:
Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) pinned Hercules at 2:02 with the flying elbowsmash; during the bout, the Undertaker & Paul Bearer cut an insert promo about Undertaker appearing in the Royal Rumble match
Davey Boy Smith pinned Dusty Daze at 1:53 with the running powerslam; during the bout, Kerry Von Erich cut an insert promo about appearing in the Royal Rumble match
WWF Tag Team Champions the Legion of Doom defeated Brian Donahue & an unknown at 2:40 when Road Warrior Hawk got the pin following the Doomsday Device; during the bout, the Natural Disasters & Jimmy Hart cut an insert promo about facing LOD at the Royal Rumble
The Nasty Boys (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Larry Sampson & Bobby Jones at 1:58 when Saggs pinned Sampson with a pumphandle slam; after the bout, the Nastys attacked Jones; during the bout, Sid Justice cut an insert promo about appearing in the Royal Rumble match

Royal Rumble 92 – Albany, NY – Knickerbocker Arena – January 19, 1992 (matinee)
Chris Walker defeated the Brooklyn Brawler via reverse decision; the Brawler originally won the match with his feet on the ropes but WWF President Jack Tunney came out and reversed the call
Pay-per-view bouts – included Gorilla Monsoon & Bobby Heenan on commentary; featured a backstage segment in which Lord Alfred Hayes discussed the Mountie’s IC title win two days earlier in Springfield, MA over Bret Hart; Hayes then introduced footage from the match and the aftermath in which the Mountie continued to attack Hart until Roddy Piper appeared; after Piper turned his back, the Mountie came back in the ring and hit Piper over the back with the title belt; moments later, Piper knocked the Mountie from the ring; included Sean Mooney conducting a backstage interview with WWF IC Champion the Mountie & Jimmy Hart regarding the Mountie’s win over Piper and his upcoming match with Piper; featured Gene Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Piper regarding his upcoming match with the Mountie, during which he made mention of being able to win two titles the same night; included Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with the Bushwhackers & Jamison regarding the Bushwhackers’ upcoming match against the Beverly Brothers; featured Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with WWF Tag Team Champions the Legion of Doom regarding their upcoming match against the Natural Disasters; included Mooney conducting a backstage interview with the Natural Disasters & Hart, protesting the decision in their match and arguing they were the new champions; featured Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Piper over his IC title win and upcoming participation in the Royal Rumble, during which Piper dedicated the match to his son Colt; included Mooney backstage discussing the Rumble match, during which the Barbarian walked by and shrugged him off, before Mooney interviewed Shawn Michaels about his upcoming participation in the Rumble and recent attack on Marty Jannetty; footage from the Barber Shop incident then aired, with Michaels then cutting a promo on Jannetty and being in the Rumble match; featured comments from Randy Savage, Sid Justice, Repo Man, Davey Boy Smith, Jake Roberts, Ric Flair & Mr. Perfect, the Undertaker & Paul Bearer, and Hulk Hogan regarding their participation in the Royal Rumble; a young Spike Dudley was in attendance for the event:
Owen Hart & Jim Neidhart defeated the Orient Express (w/ Mr. Fuji) at 17:17 when Owen pinned Tanaka with the Rocket Launcher
Roddy Piper (sub. for Bret Hart) defeated WWF IC Champion the Mountie (w/ Jimmy Hart) to win the title at 5:20 with a sleeper after the champion collided with Hart on the apron (Crunch Classic, Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story)
The Beverly Brothers (w/ the Genius) defeated the Bushwhackers (w/ Jamison) when Beau pinned Luke with a double axe handle off the top at 14:56; after the bout, the Bushwhackers cleared their opponents from the ring, knocked the Genius into the ring, and held him so Jamison could kick him in the shin and then kick him out of the ring; moments later, Jamison marched in the ring with the Bushwhackers while wearing the Genius’ hat
The Natural Disasters (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated WWF Tag Team Champions the Legion of Doom via count-out at 9:22 when Typhoon got back into the ring after both teams began brawling at ringside; after the bout, the Disasters & Hart posed with the title belts until the champions knocked them to the floor after repeatedly hitting them with a steel chair (Best of the WWF: Tag Team Champions)
Ric Flair won the 30-man Royal Rumble match by last eliminating Sid Justice at 1:02:02; due to pre-match stipulations, Flair won the vacant WWF World Title; prior to the bout, WWF President Jack Tunney addressed the crowd, saying may the best man win
Order of entry: Davey Boy Smith (00:00); Ted Dibiase (escorted by Sensational Sherri) (00:00); Ric Flair (escorted by Mr. Perfect) (2:31); Jerry Sags (escorted by Jimmy Hart) (4:21); Haku (6:08); Shawn Michaels (8:19); Tito Santana (10:10); the Barbarian (12:17); Kerry Von Erich (14:26); Repo Man (16:32); Greg Valentine (18:16); Nikolai Volkoff (20:23); the Big Bossman (22:15); Hercules (24:21); WWF IC Champion Roddy Piper (26:31); Jake Roberts (28:34); Jim Duggan (30:40); IRS (32:47); Jimmy Snuka (34:44); the Undertaker (escorted by Paul Bearer) (37:06); Randy Savage (38:35); the Berzerker (42:06); Virgil (43:58); Col. Mustafa (escorted by Gen. Adnan) (46:12); Rick Martel (47:59); Hulk Hogan (50:01); Skinner (52:04); Sgt. Slaughter (54:19); Sid Justice (56:07); the Warlord (escorted by Harvey Wippleman) (58:31)
Order of elimination: Dibiase by Davey Boy via a clothesline (1:19); Saggs by Davey Boy via a dropkick after Sags was knocked over the top rope to the apron (5:25); Haku by Davey Boy (7:59); Volkoff by Repo (21:27); Valentine by Repo (22:30); Repo by Bossman (22:58); Davey Boy by Flair (23:37); Von Erich by Flair (23:47); Santana & Michaels eliminated each other at the same time (24:07); Barbarian by Hercules while Barbarian was trying to eliminate Flair (25:14); Hercules by Bossman via a clothesline (25:17); Bossman when Flair moved out of the way of a running tackle (25:53); Snuka by Undertaker (37:13); Roberts by Savage with a running knee to the back (39:30); after the elimination, Savage jumped over the top to further attack Roberts but Savage was not himself eliminated because he was not thrown over the top by an opponent; Mustafa by Savage (48:48); Undertaker by Hogan via a clothesline (50:58); Berzerker by Hogan via a backdrop (51:06); Virgil & Duggan eliminated each other at the same time (51:27); Skinner by Martel (54:18); Slaughter by Justice after been sent charging into the corner and over the top (58:56); IRS by Piper while Piper was down on the apron and pulled him over using IRS??’s tie (59:50), Warlord by Justice & Hogan (1:00:13); Piper & Martel by Justice as they were trying to eliminate each other (1:00:38); Savage when Flair hit a running kneelift to Justice who was attempting to eliminate Savage (1:01:02); Hogan by Justice as Hogan was trying to eliminate Flair (1:01:32); Justice by Flair while Hogan was pulling Sid from the outside; after the match, Bobby Heenan left the broadcast booth to join Flair backstage before Hogan and Justice faced off inside the ring, with officials having to separate them; Hogan was booed by some in the crowd and there were chants of “Sid” during the segment; moments later, Gene Okerlund conducted a backstage interview with Flair, Perfect, and Heenan, during which Tunney presented Flair the title belt; Flair then cut a promo saying the WWF Title was the only belt in wrestling that made you number 1 (The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection)

WCW Main Event
Taped 1/6/92; Atlanta, GA; Center Stage Theatre
Ron Simmons defeated Cactus Jack via disqualification at 9:53; late in the bout, Larry Zbyzsko interfered and held Simmons’ foot down from the outside as Cactus made the cover, until Abdullah the Butcher came out, knocked down Zbyzsko, and brawled with Cactus around ringside

WWF @ Sarasota, FL – January 19, 1993
WWF World Champion Bret Hart defeated Ric Flair

WCW @ Anderson, SC – Civic Center – January 19, 1993
Included WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes

WCW @ Dayton, OH – January 19, 1995 (4,500; 3,800 paid)
Alex Wright defeated Bobby Eaton
Johnny B. Badd defeated Jean Paul Levesque
Marcus Alexander Bagwell & the Patriot defeated Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma
Jim Duggan defeated Lord Steven Regal
The Nasty Boys defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat via disqualification
Sting defeated Avalanche via disqualification

Royal Rumble 97 – San Antonio, TX – AlamoDome – January 19, 1997 (60,525; 48,014 paid)
Country singer Collin Raye was in attendance for the event; included Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, & Jerry Lawler on commentary
Free For All: La Parkita & Mascarita Sagrada Jr. defeated Mini Vader & Mini Mankind at 4:29 when Sagrada pinned Vader with a la magistral cradle after Vader missed a Vader Bomb off the ropes (Free For All)
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, & Jerry Lawler on commentary:
WWF IC Champion Hunter Hearst Helmsley (w/ Curtis Hughes) pinned Goldust (w/ Marlena) at 16:50 with a clothesline and the Pedigree after the challenger rubbed Marlena’s lit cigar into Hughes, knocking him off the ring apron (Hughes’ surprise return to the WWF after a 3 1/2 year absence)
Ahmed Johnson defeated Farooq (w/ the Nation of Domination) via disqualification when Crush, PG-13, and several other Nation members interfered on Farooq’s orders as Ahmed prepared for the Pearl River Plunge; after the match, Ahmed easily fought off the Nation and hit the Pearl River Plunge on a Nation member from the steel ring steps through the French commentary table
Vader pinned the Undertaker at 13:19 with the Vader Bomb after Paul Bearer came ringside and hit the Undertaker with the urn; after the match, an enraged Undertaker hit a chokeslam on the referee
Perro Aguayo, Canek, & Hector Garza defeated Fuerza Guerrera, Heavy Metal, & Jerry Estrada when Aguayo pinned Estrada with a double stomp off the top and an elbow drop
Steve Austin won the 30-man Royal Rumble match at 50:29 by illegally eliminating Vader, the Undertaker and Bret Hart after Hart had eliminated Austin while the referees were not looking and then Diesel II
Participants in order of entry: Crush (w/ PG-13 & Clarence Mason) (00:00), Ahmed Johnson (00:00), Razor Ramon II (1:58), Phinneas Godwinn (w/ Hillbilly Jim) (3:34), Steve Austin (5:23), Bart Gunn (6:45), Jake Roberts (8:22), WWF Tag Team Champion Davey Boy Smith (9:46), Pierroth (11:10), the Sultan (w/ the Iron Sheik) (12:56), Mil Mascaras (14:23), WWF IC Champion Hunter Hearst Helmsley (15:39), WWF Tag Team Champion Owen Hart (17:17), Goldust (w/ Marlena) (18:41), Cybernetico (20:09), Marc Mero (w/ Sable) (21:52), the Latin Lover (23:13), Farooq (w/ PG-13 & Clarence Mason) (24:41), Savio Vega (26:09), Jesse Jammes (27:42), Bret Hart (29:26), Jerry Lawler (mystery participant) (31:00), Diesel II (32:33), Terry Funk (33:56), Rocky Maivia (35:26), Mankind (37:08), Flash Funk (38:30), Vader (40:13), Henry Godwinn (w/ Hillbilly Jim) (41:36), and the Undertaker (43:32)
Order of elimination: Razor by Ahmed via a clothesline (2:15); Ahmed eliminated himself to chase Farooq backstage after Farooq appeared in the aisle (2:56); Crush by Phinneas after Austin accidentally hit Crush while coming off the middle turnbuckle (6:12); Phinneas by Austin after Austin hit the Stunner (6:27); Bart by Austin via a clothesline (7:11); Roberts by Austin via backdrop as Roberts attempted the DDT (9:33); Sultan by Smith via a clothesline (16:19); Smith by Owen from behind as Smith attempted to eliminate Austin (17:50); after the elimination, Smith called Owen an idiot; Cybernetico by Mascaras & Pierroth (21:34); Pierroth by Mascaras (21:43); Mascaras eliminated himself when, after eliminationg Pierroth, he hit a crossbody from the top to the floor onto Pierroth (21:51); Helmsley by Godlust via clothesline (22:22); Goldust by Owen following a clothesline (24:15); Latin Lover by Farooq via a backdrop (25:01); Farooq was eliminated after Ahmed Johnson appeared and repeatedly hit Farooq over the back with a 2×4 (25:22); Owen & Mero by Austin (25:45); Vega by Austin via a clothesline after dropping Vega throat-first across the top rope (26:56); Jammes by Austin via an elbow to the face as Jammes was on the ring apron (28:13); Lawler by Bret via an uppercut (31:05); after being eliminted, Lawler returned to commentary duties; Flash by Vader after catching Flash in mid-air and throwing him up and over the back of his head (44:44); Henry by the Undertaker via a double choke throw (47:47); Maivia by Mankind by catching Maivia coming off the top and applying the Mandible Claw, then using it to push Maivia over the top (48:27); Funk by Mankind via a suplex as Mankind stood on the apron (49:15); Mankind by the Undertaker via a boot to the face as Mankind was on the apron (49:30); after the elimination, Funk and Mankind brawled on the floor; Austin by Hart (50:04); the elimination was not seen by the referees as they were busy with Mankind and Funk on the floor, thus allowing Austin to slide back in the ring; the Undertaker & Vader by Austin (50:18); Diesel II by Hart (50:23); Hart by Austin; after the bout, Hart became physical with both referees and grabbed Vince McMahon, at the commentary table, demanding something be done to fix the call; due to pre-match stipulations, Austin earned a world title shot at WrestleMania XIII
Shawn Michaels (w/ Jose Lothario) pinned WWF World Champion Psycho Sid to win the title at 13:49 after hitting him twice with a video camera and then executing the superkick; Michaels’ parents, who sat ringside for the event, were featured on camera during the match (Shawn Michaels: Heartbreak Express Tour)

WCW @ New Orleans, LA – Superdome – January 19, 1998
Monday Nitro:
Jim Duggan defeated Louie Spicolli
Rick Martel defeated Eddie Guerrero
Chris Benoit defeated Marty Jannetty
Ernest Miller defeated Jerry Flynn
Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Buff Bagwell & Konnan
Booker T defeated Mortis
Chris Jericho defeated Juventud Guerrera
Lex Luger defeated Scott Hall via disqualification
The Giant defeated Hulk Hogan
Sting, Lex Luger, & the Giant defeated Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Konnan, & Buff Bagwell

WWF @ Fresno, CA – Selland Arena – January 19, 1998 (7,329)
Mike Tierney defeated Christopher Daniels
Shotgun – 1/24/98:
The Legion of Doom defeated Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson (w/ Jeff Jarrett & Barry Windham) via disqualification
Mark Henry defeated the Black Phantom
Steve Blackman defeated Bob Bradley via submission
Max Mini pinned El Torito with a backslide
El Pantera pinned Chilongo with a roll up
Raw is War – featured Steve Austin interrupting Mike Tyson’s in-ring appearance, eventually leading to a confrontation between the two men before they were pulled apart; during the brawl, Vince McMahon began yelling at Austin, “You ruined it!”:
Chainz, Skull, & 8-Ball fought Farooq, Kama, & D-Lo to a double disqualification at 4:41 when all six men began brawling in the ring
Marc Mero (w/ Sable) pinned Tom Brandi with a low blow and the TKO at 3:30
The Quebecars defeated Cactus Jack & Terry Funk via disqualification at 3:16 after Cactus applied the Mandible Claw on the referee
NWA North American Champion Jeff Jarrett (w/ Jim Cornette & the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express) pinned Bradshaw (w/ Barry Windham) at 3:41 after Windham accidentally clotheslined his partner; after the match, Windham officially turned on Bradshaw
Owen Hart, WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Taka Michinoku, & the Headbangers defeated Los Boricuas at 3:01 after Hart applied the Sharpshooter on Jose Estrada
WWF IC Champion the Rock pinned Ahmed Johnson at 2:43 after Mark Henry hit Ahmed with a chair
WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & the Road Dogg defeated Henry & Phinneas Godwinn at 4:53 after Gunn hit Phinneas with a brick-loaded stuffed pig
Dark match after the show: The Legion of Doom & Ahmed Johnson defeated WWF IC Champion the Rock, Farooq, & Mark Henry when Road Warrior Hawk pinned Farooq following the Doomsday Device

WCW @ ? – January 19, 1999
Television taping:
WCW Saturday Night – 1/23/99 – featured Konnan cutting an in-ring promo which was interrupted by Disco Inferno, with Konnan challenging Disco to a match later in the show:
Kaz Hayashi pinned Lash LaRoux with a top rope senton bomb
Jerry Flynn defeated Prince Iaukea
Van Hammer pinned Johnny Swinger with the cobra clutch slam
Kenny Kaos pinned Bull Pain with a springboard clothesline
Scott Norton pinned El Dandy with a powerbomb
Juventud Guerrera, La Parka, & Silver King defeated Hector Garza, Super Calo, & Lizmark Jr.
Booker T defeated Bobby Duncum Jr.
Konnan defeated Disco Inferno via submission with the Tequilla Sunrise at 6:33
WCW Worldwide – 1/30/99: Ernest Miller pinned Barry Darsow
WCW Saturday Night – 1/30/99:
Glacier pinned Barry Horowitz with the superkick
Kendall Windham pinned Chad Fortune with the lariat
Hugh Morrus pinned Emory Hale with the moonsault
Chris Adams defeated Lenny Lane via submission
Mike Enos defeated Villano V
WCW Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman, Rey Mysterio Jr., and Psychosis fought to a triple count-out
Chris Jericho defaeted Manny Fernandez via submission
Perry Saturn pinned Bobby Blaze with the Death Valley Driver
Fit Finlay & Dave Taylor defeated the Armstrongs
Norman Smiley defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. via submission
WCW Worldwide – 2/6/99:
The Desciple pinned Lodi
The Barbarian & Meng defeated Disorderly Conduct

WCW Thunder
Taped 1/18/00; Evansville, IN; Roberts Municipal Stadium
Big Vito & Johnny the Bull defeated WCW Tag Team Champions David Flair & Crowbar to win the titles
Jim Duggan fought Curt Hennig to a no contest
Psychosis defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Lash Laroux
Billy Kidman defeated TAFKA Prince Iaukea
The Wall defeated Berlyn
Madusa defeated Sherri Martel
Jerry Flynn defeated Fit Finlay
Diamond Dallas Page defeated Kanyon
Sid Vicious & Lex Luger defeated Booker T & Big T

– 1/19/00: The “WWF New York” entertainment complex in Times Square officially opened. The grand opening, which included appearances by most of the roster, featured a concert by Sugar Ray.

WCW @ Gape Girardeau, MO – January 19, 2000 (1,218)
Television taping:
Bobby Walker defeated Barry Horowitz
The Demon defeated Rick Cornell
Worldwide – 1/22/00: Chuck Palumbo defeated Rick Cornell
Saturday Night – 1/22/00:
Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Scott Armstrong
Buzzkill defeated Chris Harris
Meng defeated Fidel Sierra
Chuck Palumbo defeated Mike Sanders
Al Green defeated Frankie Lancaster
The Texas Outlaws defeated Mickey Ray & Ron Rage
Sid Vicious defeated the Texas Outlaws
Sonny Siaki defeated Elix Skipper
Disco Inferno defeated Mike Ashmore
David Flair & Crowbar defeated PG-13
Worldwide – 1/29/00: The Barbarian defeated Tracy Smothers
Saturday Night – 1/29/00:
La Parka & Silver King defeated Villano IV & V
Kid Romeo defeated Tommy Rogers
Big Vito & Johnny the Bull defeated Kory Williams & Ashley Hudson
Lord Steven Regal defeated Rob Williams
Rick Cornell defeated Mark Jindrak
Kaz Hayashi defeated Lash Leroux
Al Green defeated Adrian Byrd
Norman Smiley defeated Dave Burkhead
The Demon defeated Bobby Eaton

WWF @ Chattanooga, TN – January 19, 2002 (4,370)
Crash Holly defeated Rico Constantino
Tommy Dreamer & Steven Richards defeated Brock Lesnar & Randy Orton
The Big Bossman defeated Ron Waterman
Perry Saturn pinned Raven
Lance Storm defeated Diamond Dallas Page
WWF Women’s Champion Trish Stratus defeated Jazz
WWF Tag Team Champions Spike Dudley & Tazz defeated the Dudley Boyz
WWF IC Champion Edge pinned William Regal
Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated the Acolytes and Chuck Palumbo & Billy Gunn in an elimination match
Rob Van Dam pinned Booker T

Royal Rumble 03 – Boston, MA – FleetCenter – January 19, 2003 (14,712)
Sunday Night Heat: Spike Dudley pinned Steven Richards (w/ WWE Women’s Champion Victoria) at 3:37 with the Dudley Dog
Pay-per-view bouts – included Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary for the Raw bouts and Michael Cole & Tazz on commentary for the Smackdown! matches, with JR & Lawler covering the Rumble match:
Royal Rumble Qualifying Match: Brock Lesnar pinned the Big Show (w/ Paul Heyman) with the F5 at 6:29 after sending his opponent into Heyman, who was on the ring apron, moments after kicking out of the chokeslam
The Dudley Boyz defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Lance Storm & William Regal to win the titles at 7:23 when D-Von pinned Storm after hitting him with Regal’s brass knuckles after the challengers hit the 3D on Regal and Bubba Ray knocked an interfering Chief Morley off the ring apron
Torrie Wilson pinned Dawn Marie with a swinging neckbreaker at 3:37
Scott Steiner defeated WWE Raw World Champion Triple H (w/ Ric Flair) via disqualification at 18:13 when the champion hit Steiner in the chest with a sledgehammer; following the bout, Steiner assaulted both Triple H and Flair with the weapon and locked the champion in the Steiner Recliner until several referees and Eric Bischoff convinced him to let go of the hold
WWE World Champion Kurt Angle defeated Chris Benoit via submission at 19:47 with the ankle lock into a heel hook; prior to the bout, Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas – who were to have been in the champion’s corner – were sent backstage; after the match, the two returned ringside to celebrate Angle’s win (Hard Knocks: The Chris Benoit Story, The History of the WWE Heavyweight Championship)
Brock Lesnar won the 30-man Royal Rumble match at 53:47 by last eliminating the Undertaker; due to pre-match stipulations, Lesnar earned a WWE Smackdown! World Title shot at WrestleMania XIX; after the bout, Taker returned to the ring and gave Lesnar congratulations but made it clear he wanted a title shot if Lesnar was successful at WrestleMania
Order of entry: Shawn Michaels (00:00), Chris Jericho (00:00), Christopher Nowinski, upon his entry, Nowinski waited around at ringside before finally entering the ring (4:27), Rey Mysterio Jr. (3:22), Edge (4:47), Christian (6:48), WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (8:22), Tajiri (9:55), Bill DeMott (11:23), Tommy Dreamer, Dreamer brought with him to the ring a trashcan full of weapons (13:09), Bull Buchanon (14:50), Rob Van Dam (16:38), Matt Hardy (w/ Shannon Moore) (18:17), WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero (20:11), Jeff Hardy (21:43), Rosey (23:25), Test (25:00), John Cena, upon his entry, Cena took his time rapping his way to the ring (27:42), Charlie Haas (28:07), Rikishi (29:58), Jamal (w/ Rico) (31:23), Kane (33:04), Shelton Benjamin (34:23), Booker T (36:11), Albert (37:43), Maven (39:41), Goldust (41:16), Batista (43:07), Brock Lesnar (44:46), and the Undertaker (Taker’s return after being gone 3 months) (47:00)
Order of elimination: Michaels by Jericho after a low blow and a chair shot that busted Michaels’ head open (2:30); Nowinski by Mysterio with a hurricanrana over the ropes, with Mysterio holding on to avoid elimination (9:05); Mysterio by Jericho via a clothesline (9:17); DeMott by Edge via a blow using one of Dreamer’s canes (13:36); Dreamer by Christian & Jericho after assaulting him with his own canes and trash can lids (13:58); Tajiri by Jericho when Jericho pushed him off the ropes as Tajiri attempted to apply the Tarantula (14:37); Buchanon by Edge when Edge ducked a charge and Buchanon hit the post (15:15); Chavo by Edge via a spear as Chavo was on the ring apron (15:32); Christian & Edge by Jericho as Christian and Edge attempted to eliminate each other (15:51); Jeff by RVD when RVD pushed him off the top as he attempted a moonsault (29:09); Rosey by Kane (33:40); Eddie by Booker via a backdrop (36:42); Jericho by Test following a kick to the midsection after Jericho fought off Shawn Michaels, who returned to the ring, head bandaged, seconds earlier (38:59); after the elimination, Michaels hit a plancha to the floor on top of Jericho until he was pulled away by referees; Goldust by Haas & Benjamin after Haas hit a clothesline from behind as Goldust was trying to push Benjamin off the ring apron (42:03); Booker by Haas & Benjamin (42:32); Test eliminted himself when Batista, who was on the ring apron, pulled down the top rope as Test went for a boot to the face (43:47); Rikishi by Batista via a clothesline (44:09); Haas & Benjamin by Lesnar (45:20); Hardy by Lesnar via an F5 onto Benjamin & Haas who were on the floor (45:32); Cena by Taker via a clothesline (47:22); Jamal by Taker via a clothesline (47:32); Maven by Taker after a chokeslam (48:01); Albert by RVD & Kane via a double clothesline (49:18); RVD by Kane via a press slam onto Albert who was on the floor when it seemed like Kane was setting RVD up to pull off a double team move on Batista inside the ring (49:36); Batista by Taker via a clothesline (53:02); Kane by Taker (53:31); immediately after the elimination, Batista returned to the ring with a chair, with Taker eventually using the chair to send Batista to the floor; Taker by Lesnar as Taker was distracted by Batista

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Duluth, MN – DECC Arena – January 19, 2004 (1,400)
John Cena pinned Rhyno with the FU after 5 minutes
Bradshaw pinned Matt Morgan with the Clothesline from Hell after 6 minutes
Chuck Palumbo pinned Orlando Jordan after 6 minutes
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Doug & Danny Basham defeated Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin after 15 minutes
Albert pinned Ernest Miller with the Baldo Bomb in an impromptu match after 15 seconds; Miller was attacked before the bout began as he was disctracted by Paul Heyman
Eddie Guerrero pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Chavo Guerrero Sr.) with the frog splash after 7 minutes after Kurt Angle countered Chavo Sr.’s interference
Dawn Marie won a tiny teddy contest over Nidia and Sable
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Tajiri and Jamie Noble after 6 minutes with a springboard senton
WWE US Champion the Big Show (w/ WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar) pinned Chris Benoit after 8 minutes after Lesnar interfered; the bout was scheduled for Hardcore Holly & Benoit vs. Lesnar & Show but Paul Heyman announced that Holly could not come within 50 feet of Show; after the bout, Holly chased Lesnar backstage as Benoit put Show in the Crippler Crossface

WWE @ Green Bay, WI – Resch Center – January 19, 2004 (6,000)
Sunday Night Heat – only shown internationally:
The Dudley Boyz defeated Austin Aires & Shawn Daivari following the 3D
Steven Richards defeated Rob Conway
Val Venis & Lance Storm defeated Garrison Cade & Mark Jindrak when Venis scored the pin with the Money Shot
Rosey pinned Ken Anderson with a swinging side slam
Raw – The winners of each male match earned a spot in the battle royal main event, the winner of which would enter the Royal Rumble at #30:
Booker T & Rob Van Dam defeated Matt Hardy & Christian at around the 6 minute mark when RVD pinned Hardy with the Five Star Frog Splash
Chris Jericho defeated Rene Dupree at 4:35 with a roll up into the Walls of Jericho
Mark Henry (w/ Teddy Long) pinned Rico (w/ Jackie Gayda) with the powerslam at 2:35
Spike Dudley defeated Kane via disqualification at 1:04 when the referee mistakenly thought Kane had shoved him, which in fact it was Spike as he fell out of the ropes to the floor; after the bout, officials prevented Kane from assaulting Spike with the steel ring steps
Bill Goldberg defeated Scott Steiner and Test by pinning Test with the spear and Jackhammer at 5:17; the bout was advertised as Goldberg vs. Steiner but was changed at the beginning of the telecast to a three way bout
Jazz (w/ Teddy Long) pinned Lita with a roll up and using the tights for leverage at 3:39 after Long distracted Lita, preventing her from hitting the moonsault
WWE IC Champion Randy Orton pinned the Hurricane in a non-title match at 2:51 with the RKO after poking his opponent in the eyes; following the bout, the Dudley Boyz made the save for the Hurricane and Rosey against Orton, Batista, & Ric Flair and attempted to put Flair through a table with the 3D before he was pulled from the ring; moments thereafter, Jonathan Coachman – who did guest commentary for much of the night – ordered the Dudleyz from the ring but ended up sustaining the 3D through the table
Bill Goldberg won a 6-man battle royal by last eliminating Randy Orton at 6:58; order of elimination: RVD by Booker at the 35 second mark with a kick to the face; Booker by Jericho via a clothesline at the 43 second mark; Jericho by Orton & Henry at 4:25; Henry by Orton and Goldberg as Goldberg charged into Orton as he attempted to eliminate Henry at 5:48; Orton by Goldberg via a gorilla press slam onto Ric Flair and Batista, who appeared at ringside moments prior; due to prematch stipulations, Goldberg earned the #30 spot in the Royal Rumble

WWE (Smackdown!) @ Mexico City, Mexico – Palacious de Deportes – January 19, 2006 (19,726; sell out)
Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated Chad & James Dick
Bobby Lashley defeated Orlando Jordan
The Boogeyman defeated Sylvan
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury defeated Super Crazy & Psychosis
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Kid Kash defeated Sho Funaki and Jamie Noble
Rey Mysterio Jr. & Chris Benoit defeated John Bradshaw Layfield & Booker T
World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle defeated Mark Henry via disqualification when MNM interfered
The Undertaker defeated Randy Orton

WWE Smackdown!
Taped 1/16/07; Little Rock, AR; Alltel Arena
1/19/07 – included an opening in-ring segment in which Ken Kennedy bragged about his victory in the Beat the Clock series and his World Heavyweight Title shot at the Royal Rumble; moments later, Teddy Long appeared and said Kennedy would be facing the man he screwed out of a victory the week before – the Undertaker; Long then said if Taker beat Kennedy then the title match at the Rumble would be Kennedy vs. Batista vs. Taker in a three-way; featured Maryse welcoming the audience back from commercial break; included Mike Mizanin speaking with Layla and Ashley backstage in which he told them he could have beaten the Undertaker before Kane walked up behind him; featured Kristal trying to interview Vickie Guerrero backstage in which Vickie told her she had something personal she wanted to talk about and took her into her dressing room; included a video package highlighting the Chris Benoit / Chavo Guerrero Jr. feud; featured Kristal interviewing World Heavyweight Champion Batista backstage regarding the possibility of facing both Kennedy and Taker at the Rumble, during which he said he would be ringside for the night’s main event; included Jillian Hall speaking with Kennedy backstage in which she told him to put Teddy Long in his place; featured Long telling Kennedy he was being disrespectful and the match against Taker was still on; included a look at the DVD release of “The Marine;” featured Kristal speaking backstage with Long about an idea she had, with Booker T & Sharmell then appearing and Booker saying he would regain his title at WrestleMania after winning the Royal Rumble; Long then said Booker would be part of a six-man over-the-top-rope challenge the following week:
Matt Hardy pinned Joey Mercury at 5:04 with a double leg pickup into a roll over; Mercury wore a protective face mask for the match; after the bout, Johnny Nitro and Melina came ringside, with Nitro & Mercury attacking Hardy and hitting the Snapshot onto the exposed concrete floor
MVP, William Regal & Dave Taylor defeated Vito, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Brian Kendrick & Paul London (w/ Ashley) at 5:31 when MVP pinned Kendrick with a modified side slam after blocking Kendrick’s Sliced Bread #2 attempt on Regal
WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. via submission with the Sharpshooter in a No DQ match at 9:54 after avoiding a chairshot to the head
Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) defeated two unknowns at 1:32 when Domino scored the pin following a boot to the face from Deuce (Deuce, Domino, & Cherry’s surprise TV debut)
Kane pinned Mike Mizanin with the chokeslam at 3:50
Ken Kennedy defeated the Undertaker via disqualification at 12:49 when World Heavyweight Champion Batista, who did guest commentary for the bout, speared Kennedy out of the ring as Taker attempted the chokeslam – moments after Kennedy punched Batista outside the ring; after the bout, Taker stared at Batista as the champion challenged Kennedy on the floor; due to pre-match stipulations, the Kennedy-Batista match at the Rumble would remain one-on-one; had Taker won, the match would have been a three-way for the championship

– 1/19/07: Scott “Bam Bam” Bigelow, longtime WWE and WCW superstar and former ECW World Champion, died at the age of 45.

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center – January 19, 2008
Kane defeated Big Daddy V
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore
Kelly Kelly defeated Victoria
Elijah Burke defeated Tommy Dreamer
Kofi Kingston defeated Deuce
ECW World Champion CM Punk defeated Shelton Benjamin
Ric Flair defeated Mark Henry via count-out
Finlay pinned the Great Khali after Hornswoggle interfered with the shillelagh
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned Batista in a No DQ match

WWE (Raw) @ Jamestown, NY – Savings Bank Ice Arena – January 19, 2008 (3,200)
Rescheduled from 9/30/07
Jim Duggan defeated Charlie Haas
Snitsky defeated Super Crazy
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Brian Kendrick
DH Smith defeated Trevor Murdoch
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Carlito Caribbean Cool & Santino Marella
WWE Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Mickie James
Shawn Michaels defeated Umaga
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy
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