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This Day In Wrestling History – January 29th‏



Events

In 2006, WWE Royal Rumble was held in Miami, Florida

– Gregory Helms defeats Kid Kash, Funaki, Jamie Noble, Nunzio & Paul London in a 6-Way Match to win the WWE Cruiserweight Title
– Rey Mysterio wins the Royal Rumble, last eliminating Randy Orton
– John Cena defeats Edge to win the WWE Title
– Kurt Angle defeats Mark Henry to retain the World Heavyweight Title

In 2012, WWE Royal Rumble was held in St Louis, Missouri

– Daniel Bryan defeats Mark Henry & The Big Show in a Triple Threat Cage Match to retain the World Heavyweight Title
– John Cena fought Kane to a double countout
– CM Punk defeats Dolph Ziggler with John Laurinatis as special guest referee (though Laurinaitis would defer the duties to a regular referee for most of the match) to retain the WWE Title
– Sheamus wins the Royal Rumble, last eliminating Chris Jericho. Kane did not compete in this year’s Rumble match, ending his 13-year consecutive streak

Title Changes

1981 – Junkyard Dog & Karl Kox defeat Ernie Ladd & Leroy Brown to win the MSW Tag Team Titles

1995 – Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori defeat The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers) in the final of a tournament to win the vacant AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles

1996 – Konnan defeats One Man Gang to win the WCW United States Title

2002 – on Smackdown, Diamond Dallas Page defeats Christian to win the WWF European Title

2007 – on Raw, John Cena & Shawn Michaels defeat Rated RKO (Edge & Randy Orton) to win the World Tag Team Titles

Birthdays

Happy birthday to 3-time WWF/E Tag Team Champion Bob ‘Hardcore’ Holly (50)

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2 Responses

  1. Vlad says:

    Also, yesterday was the birthday of “This Day In Wrestling History”. Thank you for that, Jamie Cruickshank. Thanks for that.

    And…. what about record of Rey Misterio on WWE Royal Rumble 2006?

  2. Jamie says:

    Ooh, I missed that – thanks Vlad

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