Daily Pro Wrestling History (01/19): Ric Flair wins WWF title in 1992 Royal Rumble

1880 

New York City:
– William Muldoon defeated Thiebaud Bauer to become the first American Greco-Roman Heavyweight Champion

1940

Kansas City, Kansas:
– Bobby Bruns defeated Orville Brown to become the first Kansas City Midwest Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Champion

1960

Nashville, Tennessee:
– Tex Riley and Len Rossi defeated Don and Jackie Fargo to win the Mid-America NWA World Tag Team Titles

Tampa, Florida:
– Mike DiBiase defeated The Red Raider (Pedro Godoy) for the Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 
– Prince Neff Maiava defeated Danny McShain
– Don Curtis (sub Eddie Graham) defeated Marco Polo

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
– George Eakin defeated John DePaulo to win the Madison Wrestling Club Heavyweight Title

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
– NWA World heavyweight champion Lou Thesz beat Billy Watson on a count out 
– Bob Wagner beat Johnny Barend 

1961

Kansas City, Kansas:
– The Medics (Tony Gonzales and Donald Lortie) defeated John Paul Henning and Sonny Myers in a tournament final to become the first NWA Central States Tag Team Champions

1962

Portland, Oregon:
– King Curtis and Haru Sasaki defeated Herb and Seymour Freeman to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title

1966

Honolulu, Hawaii:
– Ripper Collins defeated Ron Reed to win the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title 

1968

Atlanta, Georgia:
– Ray Gunkel and Buddy Fuller defeated Butcher Vachon and Stan Vachon (Stan Pulaski) for the Georgia NWA World Tag Team Title 

1970 

Portland, Oregon:
– Karl and Kurt Von Steiger defeated Tony Borne and Moondog Maybe for the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Dennis Hall and Johnny Walker defeated Al and Don Greene to win the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Titles

1972

Buffalo, New York:
– Mitsu Arakawa and Yoshino Sato defeated Dominic DeNucci and Tony Parisi in a tournament final for the vacant National Wrestling Federation World Tag Team Title 

Mobile, Alabama:
– Bob Kelly defeated Donnie Fargo to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title

1973

St. Louis, Missouri:
– Johnny Valentine defeated Harley Race for the held up NWA Missouri Heavyweight Title 

Dotham, Alabama:
– Ken Lucas defeated The Wrestling Pro to win the NWA Alabama Heavyweight Title

1976

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Jerry Lawler defeated Ricky Gibson for the held up Mid-America NWA Southern Heavyweight Title 

1977 

Raleigh, North Carolina:
– Greg Valentine defeated Rufus R. Jones for the NWA Mid-Atlantic Television Title

Miami Beach, Florida:
– Superstar Billy Graham defeated Dusty Rhodes by DQ
– Ox Baker defeated Jos LeDuc
– The Assassin defeatd Steve Strong
– Mike Graham & Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Buddy Wolff & Bob Roop & Bob Orton, Sr.
– Steve Keirn defeated Angelo Poffo

Omaha, Nebraska:
– Cage match: The Crusher beat Mad Dog Vachon
– AWA Tag Team Champions Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum beat Peter Maivia & Billy Francis
– Greg Gagne beat Roger Kirby
– Jim Brunzell beat Angelo Mosca dq
– Super Destroyer beat Jan Nelson (sub Bull Bullinski)

1979

St. Louis, Missouri: (Attendance: 4,548)
– Missouri Champion Dick the Bruiser defeated Ox Baker
– Rocky Johnson defeated Bob Sweetan
– Ted DiBiase and Bobo Brazil defeated John Valiant and Bulldog Bob Brown when DiBiase defeated Valiant
– Pat O’Connor defeated Hartford Love via DQ
– Mike Bowyer draw Tom Andrews
– Bryan St. John and Randy Alls defeated Gene Stevens and Siegfried Stanke in 2 out of 3 falls

Atlanta, Georgia:
– Ole Anderson and Ivan Koloff won the NWA Georgia Tag Team Title from Jack and Jerry Brisco

Denver, Colorado:
– AWA Tag Team Champions Pat Patterson & Ray Stevens beat Billy Robinson & Verne Gagne 
– Terry Funk beat Blackjack Lanza 
– Mighty Igor Vodik beat Iron Sheik 

1980

Mexico City, Mexico:
– Kato Kung Lee defeated Americo Rocca to win the NWA World Welterweight Title

1981 

San Juan, Puerto Rico:
– Carlos Colon and Invader I defeated Danny (Dennis) Condrey and Dutch Mantel for the WWC North American Tag Team Titles

1982

Tampa, Florida:
– Florida Title No DQ Match: Killer Karl Kox defeated The Spoiler to retain the title
– Dory Funk, Jr. & David Von Erich defeated Mike Graham & Mr. Wrestling 2
– Hacksaw Reed & Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Chan Chung & Mr. Fuchi & Mr. Onita
– Iron Mike Sharpe drew Eric Embry

1983

Tampa, Florida:
– Kevin Sullivan and Jake the Snake Roberts vs Barry Windham and the Midnight Rider ended in double count out
– Florida heavyweight title: Mike Graham defeated Jimmy Gravin to retain the title
– Terry Allen and Scott McGhee won the Global tag team title from the Fabulous Kangaroos
– Rufus R. Jones defeated Angelo Mosca
– Ron Bass defeated Bad Leroy Brown
– Charlie Cook defeated Raul Mata 

1987

Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada:
– Owen Hart defeated Makhan Singh (Mike Shaw) for the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada:
– Hercules Ayala defeated David Schultz to win the International Wrestling International Heavyweight Title

1991

WWF Royal Rumble: Miami, Florida:
– Sgt. Slaughter pinned WWF Champion The Ultimate Warrior to win the title
– The Rockers (Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels) defeated The Orient Express (Tanaka and Kato)
– Hulk Hogan won the Royal Rumble Match

Matsumoto, Japan:
– Jumbo Tsuruta won the AJPW Triple Crown Title from Stan Hansen

1992 

WWF Royal Rumble: Albany, New York:
– Ric Flair won the Royal Rumble match and won the vacant WWF World Title
– The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon) defeated WWF Tag Team Champions The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) by countout
– Roddy Piper defeated WWF Intercontinental Champion The Mountie to win the title

Vancouver, Washington:
– Art and Jesse Barr defeated The Bruise Brothers (Ron and Don Harris) for the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles

1997

WWF Royal Rumble: San Antonio, Texas:
– Shawn Michaels pinned WWF Champion Sycho Sid to win the title 
– Steve Austin won the Royal Rumble

2003 

WWF Royal Rumble: Boston, Massachusetts:
– The Dudleys defeated William Regal & Lance Storm to capture the Raw Tag Team Titles 
– Brock Lesnar won the 30 man Royal Rumble

2005 

Louisville, Kentucky:
– The Thrillseekers (Matt Cappotelli and Johnny Jeter) defeated MNM (Joey Matthews and Johnny Nitro) to win the OVW Southern Tag Team Titles

2018

O’Fallon, Missouri: 
– Jet Royal beat Thomas Shire
– Anthony Gutierrez won three-way over Thor Thierot and Matt Kenway
– Davey Vega & Mat Fichett & Paco Gonzalez beat Niles Plonk & Everett Connors & Rasheed Ali
– Jeremy Wyatt beat Mike Outlaw to retain NWL Title
– Dak Draper beat Christian Rose
– Maverick beat Jack Foster
– Marti Belle & Savanna Stone beat Carolina Rodriguez & Rahne Victoria
– Gary Jay beat Leonel Howlett in a no DQ match

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