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

1904 

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

1947

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 

1948

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

1951

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)

1959

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

1963

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

1964

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

1967

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

1968 

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

1970

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 dq
– Flying Redheads Red Bastien & Billy Red Lyons beat Larry Hennig & Lars Anderson

1972

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

1976

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

1977

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

1980

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 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

1981

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

1982

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 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

1983

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Jacques Rougeau defeated Terry Taylor for the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title 

1984 

WCCW Star Wars: Fort Worth, Texas:
– The Super Destroyers (Bill and WCCW Television Champion Scott Irwin) defeated WCCW American Tag Team Champions Brian Adias and Iceman King Parsons to win the titles
– WCCW Texas Brass Knuckles Champion Chris Adams defeated WCCW American Heavyweight Champion Jimmy Garvin to win the Heavyweight title

1985

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

1991

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

1992

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

1993 

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 Title by defeating Toshiaki Kawada and Mitsuharu Misawa

2005

WWE Royal Rumble: Fresno, California:
– 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

2011

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

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