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This Day in Wrestling History (Jan. 26)
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This Day in Wrestling History (Jan. 26)
By Graham Cawthon
Jan 26, 2009 - 7:34:28 AM

These are WWE, WCW, and ECW related events which aired or took place on this date. For more information, visit http://www.thehistoryofwwe.com .

Help us celebrate the site's 7th anniversary by joining us next Tuesday, Feb. 3 for an exclusive 40-minute plus interview with one of WWE's founding fathers.

- Graham Cawthon


WWWF @ Washington DC - National Arena - January 26, 1967
Television taping:
Miguel Perez defeated Frank Hickey
Tank Morgan defeated Arnold Skaaland
Ox Baker defeated Angelo Savoldi
Luke Graham defeated Pete Sanchez
Spiros Arion & Antonio Pugliese defeated Smasher Sloan & Baron Mikel Scicluna
Arman Hussein fought Gorilla Monsoon to a draw

WWWF @ Augusta, ME - Augusta Armory - January 26, 1971
The Wolfman fought Gene DuBois to a draw
Pedro Morales defeated Bulldog Brower via disqualification
Blackjack Mulligan defeated Jose Rivera
Chief Jay Strongbow & Tony Marino defeated Bepo Mongol & Joe Turco (sub. for Mongol Geto)

WWWF @ Harrisburg, PA - Zembo Mosque - January 26, 1973
Manuel Soto pinned Chuck Richards at 12:42
Arnold Skaaland pinned Mike Conrad at 8:18
Prof. Toru Tanaka defeated Sonny King via count-out at 13:06 after both men collided in the ring and King failed to get to his feet in time to break the count
Gorilla Monsoon fought King Curtis to a double disqualification when both men were caught using a foreign object
WWWF World Champion Pedro Morales pinned Mr. Fuji with a sommersalt at 21:26

WWA @ Detroit, MI - January 26, 1974
Ricky Cortez defeated Raul Guzman
Bobby Bold Eagle fought the Beast to a draw
Art Thomas defeated Tony Romano
WWA Champion Bob Ellis defeated Cowboy Parker
Bobby Heenan defeated Luis Martinez
WWA Tag Team Champions Jimmy & Johnny Valiant defeated Dick the Bruiser & WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino

WWWF @ Philadelphia, PA - Arena - January 26, 1974
Manuel Soto defeated Juan Caruso
Dean Ho fought Otto Von Heller to a draw
Mr. Fuji defeated Jose Gonzalez via count-out
Susan Green & Donna Christanello defeated Peggy Patterson & Dotti Downs in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match
Pedro Morales, Gorilla Monsoon, & Chief Jay Strongbow defeated Don Leo Jonathan, Larry Hennig, & Stan Stasiak


WWWF @ Long Island, NY - Nassau Coliseum - January 26, 1976
Pete Sanchez defeated Davey O'Hannon
Mark Tendler defeated Mike Paidousis
Dominic DeNucci defeated Bugsy McGraw
Bobo Jackson & Little Louis defeated Billy the Kid & Sky Low Low
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino fought Ivan Koloff to a draw

WWWF @ Bangor, ME - January 26, 1977
SD Jones defeated Johnny Rodz
Nikolai Volkoff defeated Sylvano Sousa
Tor Kamata defeated Pete Austin
Ken Patera defeated Jose Gonzalez
Executioner #1 defeated Manuel Soto
Stan Stasiak defeated Pete Sanchez
Billy Whitewolf defeated Executioner #2
Larry Zbyzsko defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
Chief Jay Strongbow defeated Doug Gilbert
Ken Patera won a battle royal

WWWF @ Worcester, MA - Memorial Auditorium - January 26, 1978
Chief Jay Strongbow vs. Prof. Toru Tanaka
Bob Backlund vs. Mr. Fuji
WWWF World Champion Superstar Billy Graham vs. Peter Maivia
Also included Spiros Arion and Stan Stasiak

WWF Championship Wrestling
Taped 1/22/80; Allentown, PA; Agricultural Hall
1/26/80:
Larry Zbyzsko pinned John Beauford with a suplex at 3:09; after the bout, Zbyzsko called for Vince McMahon to interview him at ringside so he could discuss Bruno Sammartino’s recent rejection to face him in the ring; moments later, Zbyzsko said if he couldn’t face Sammartino then he would not wrestle again, adding he couldn’t stand to remain in the shadows any longer; Sammartino appeared moments later and said while he did previously say he wouldn’t wrestle Zbyzsko he also didn’t want to be responsible for ending Zbyzsko’s career; he then said he would face Zbyzsko but his goal was not to beat Zbyzsko because his heart isn’t into it and he loved Zbyzsko as one of his brothers; Zbyzsko then said he couldn’t ask for anything more and the match was announced for the following week

WWF @ Baltimore, MD - Civic Center - January 26, 1980
Baron Mikel Scicluna defeated Rene Goulet
Bulldog Brower defeated Johnny Rodz
Hussein Arab defeated Larry Zbyzsko
The Wild Samoans defeated Tito Santana & Gorilla Monsoon
Ken Patera defeated Ivan Putski
Hulk Hogan defeated Dominic DeNucci
WWF World Champion Bob Backlund defeated Bobby Duncum

WWF @ Hamburg, PA - Fieldhouse - January 26, 1983
All Star Wrestling taping:
Dark match after the taping: WWF World Champion Bob Backlund vs. Superstar Billy Graham

WWF All Star Wrestling
Taped 1/7/85; Hamilton, Ontario; Convention Center
1/26/85 - included Don Muraco & Mr. Fuji as guests of Blackjack's BBQ:
Nikolai Volkoff & the Iron Sheik defeated two unknowns
Big John Studd (w/ Bobby Heenan) pinned Jim Powers at 1:58 with a clothesline
Ivan Putski pinned Frank Marconi at 3:10 with the Polish Hammer
The Moondogs defeated Nick DeCarlo & Ron Hutchinson at 3:49 when Spot pinned Hutchinson with an elbow drop from the middle turnbuckle as Hutchinson was laid across Rex' knee
David Sammartino defeated an unknown
WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake vs. Tito Santana & George Wells


WWF @ Vancouver, British Columbia - January 26, 1985
Jesse Ventura defeated Rick McGraw
George Wells defeated Alexi Smirnoff
Jim Neidhart defeated Moose Morowski
Bret Hart defeated Rene Goulet
Tony Atlas defeated the Spoiler via disqualification
Andre the Giant & Blackjack Mulligan fought Big John Studd & Ken Patera to a draw

WWF @ Cincinnati, OH - January 26, 1985
Nikolai Volkoff defeated Pat Patterson
Ivan Putski defeated Brutus Beefcake via disqualification
Bob Orton Jr. defeated Steve Lombardi
Mr. Wrestling II defeated Les Thornton
The Iron Sheik defeated Mr. Wrestling II
The Junkyard Dog & Ivan Putski defeated Roddy Piper & Paul Orndorff

WWF @ Canton, OH - January 26, 1985
SD Jones defeated Jerry Valiant
David Schultz defeated Tony Garea
Wendi Richter defeated Judy Martin
Moondog Rex defeated Bobby Colt
Tito Santana defeated WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine via count-out

WWF Championship Wrestling
Taped 1/85; Poughkeepsie, NY; Mid-Hudson Civic Center
1/26/85 - included an 'Update' segment showing footage from Roddy Piper attacking Capt. Lou Albano and Cyndi Lauper during a presentation by Dick Clark held at Madison Square Garden 1/21/85; featured Blackjack Mulligan as a guest of Piper's Pit:
Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo defeated Gino Carabello & AJ Petruzzi
Jimmy Snuka & the Tonga Kid defeated Dave Barbie & Rusty Brooks
The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff (w/ Freddie Blassie) defeated Aldo Marino & SD Jones
George Wells defeated Paul Kelly
The Moondogs defeated Steve Lombardi & Jim Young
Hillbilly Jim (w/ WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan) defeated Terry Gibbs (Jim's in-ring debut)

WWF Prime Time Wrestling
1/26/87:
- Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake (w/ Johnny V) defeated Mike Rotundo & Danny Spivey at 17:21 when Valentine hit Spivey with a double axe handle as Spivey had Beefcake covered, with Beefcake scoring the pin (1/11/87; Maple Leaf Gardens)
- Dino Bravo (w/ Johnny V) pinned Scott McGhee with a back suplex at 5:54 (1/11/87; Maple Leaf Gardens)
- Paul Roma pinned Barry O at 6:28 with a powerslam (1/11/87; Maple Leaf Gardens)
- Don Muraco fought Koko B. Ware to a 20-minute time-limit draw (1/11/87; Maple Leaf Gardens)
- WWF Tag Team Champion Davey Boy Smith & the Junkyard Dog (sub. for Dynamite Kid) defeated Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart at 14:44 when JYD pinned Bret after Smith reversed Bret's small package behind the referee's back; after the bout, referee Danny Davis was upset with himself for giving Bret a fast count, as he thought JYD was the one being pinned; after the bout and after Matilda chased the heels from the ring, JYD invited a few kids into the ring to dance with him but instead was mobbed by about 40 fans, forcing security to escort JYD backstage and get everyone out of the ring (1/11/87; Maple Leaf Gardens)

WWF @ Tampa, FL - SunDome - January 26, 1987 (10,800)
WWF Superstars taping:
Ron Bass defeated Lanny Poffo
King Harley Race fought the Junkyard Dog to a double disqualification
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated Kamala
2/7/87 - included Andre the Giant turning heel and challenging Hulk Hogan to a title match at WrestleMania III during a Piper's Pit segment:
WWF IC Champion Randy Savage (w/ Miss Elizabeth) pinned David Gold in a non-title match at 1:39 with the flying elbow drop
Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Davey Boy Smith & the Dynamite Kid to win the titles at 2:57 following a double DDT and the Hart Attack on Davey Boy Smith; Smith wrestled the entire match by himself after Dynamite was knocked out before the bout began by Jimmy Hart's megaphone; Danny Davis was the referee for the bout and spent the duration of the match checking on the Dynamite Kid as the challengers illegally double teamed Smith (The Hart Foundation)
Hercules (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Buddy Blake via submission with the full nelson at 3:06
Outback Jack pinned Steve Lombardi at 2:49 with a bulldog (Jack's TV debut; he was introduced by Hillbilly Jim before the match)
B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell defeated Al Navarro & Jimmy Jack Funk at 5:29 when Brunzell pinned Navaroo with a dropkick
Butch Reed (w/ Slick) pinned David Stoudemire at 1:51 with a gorilla press slam and elbow drop; after the match, Slick cut a promo on Tito Santana
2/14/87 - featured Hulk Hogan on the Piper's Pit in which he accepted Andre the Giant's challenge to face him at WrestleMania III:
Tito Santana pinned Terry Gibbs with the flying forearm at the 20 second mark; prior to the match, WWF President Jack Tunney suspended referee Danny Davis for life; Jimmy Hart then came ringside and led Davis backstage
Bob Orton Jr. & Don Muraco (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated Leo Strohein & Lanny Poffo at 3:25 when Muraco pinned Srohein with the tombstone; after the match, Muraco & Orton further attacked their opponents
The Junkyard Dog pinned John Valkower with the powerslam at 2:03
Demolition (w/ Johnny V) defeated Mario Mancini & Sivi Afi at 1:19 when Ax pinned Mancini following the Decapitation (the 1st appearance of Barry Darsow playing the role of Smash)
Ricky Steamboat pinned Tom Laxton with a karate chop at 2:02
Rick Martel & Tom Zenk defeated Tiger Chung Lee & the Gladiator at 3:19 when Martel pinned the Gladiator with a slingshot splash into the ring
2/21/87 - included footage of an empty-arena interview before the taping began in which Roddy Piper confirmed that his match at WrestleMania III would be his last:
WWF Tag Team Champions Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart (w/ Jimmy Hart & Danny Davis) defeated the Islanders at 4:33 when Neidhart pinned Tama after Davis tripped him as he came off the top rope
King Harley Race (w/ Bobby Heenan) pinned Salvatore Bellomo at 1:09 with the cradle suplex
Billy Jack Haynes defeated Morgan Bastien via submission with the full nelson at 2:13
Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake (w/ Johnny V & Dino Bravo) defeated Paul Roma & Frankie Rose at 2:53 when Rose submitted to Valentine's figure-4
Koko B. Ware pinned the Red Demon at 3:10 with the Ghostbuster

NWA @ Raleigh, NC - Dorton Arena - January 26, 1988
Television taping:
Featured a segment in which NWA World Champion Ric Flair was driven into the arena in a white limo, with Flair, NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard, JJ Dillon, and several women stepping out of the limo for Flair to receive the 1987 Wrestler of the Year award from the NWA Pro Wrestling Digest; moments later, Jim Ross conducted an interview with Flair in which Flair said Raleigh was the place where he won the Mid-Atlantic TV Title and he and the Horsemen would party later that night; Flair then cut a promo on Lex Luger; following the commercial break, Tony Schiavone conducted an in-ring interview with Sting, who was in the ring during the presentation, who cut a promo on Flair and challenged Flair to come to the ring and face him; Dillon then came out to the ring in Flair's place and said Sting was showing no class by interrupting Flair's big day; after Sting talked back to Dillon, Dillon threw champagne in his face, with Sting then attacking Dillon and hitting the Stinger Splash on him before locking him in the Scorpion Deathlock; moments later, Flair, Anderson, and Blanchard rushed the ring, with Sting escaping unharmed; Flair then called for Sting to come back out and then accepted Sting's challenge to a match, saying he wouldn't appear on the program again until he had a match set with Sting
NWA Pro: Mike Rotundo (w/ Kevin Sullivan) pinned NWA TV Champion Nikita Koloff to win the title at around the 13-minute mark after Sullivan hit the champion in the throat with a foreign object as Rick Steiner who appeared ringside late in the bout, distracted referee Earl Hebner from the floor

WWF @ Hershey, PA - Hersheypark Arena - January 26, 1988 (9,000; sell out)
WWF Superstars taping:
WWF Tag Team Champions Rick Martel & Tito Santana defeated Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart
The One Man Gang defeated Don Muraco (w/ Superstar Billy Graham) via disqualification after Graham hit OMG with his cane
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Andre the Giant & Ted Dibiase at around the 9-minute mark when Hogan pinned Dibiase with the legdrop
Prime Time Wrestling - 2/11/88 - included Craig DeGeorge conducting an interview with Jesse Ventura, Dino Bravo, & Frenchy Martin with all three claiming that Bravo was the new world bench press record holder
Prime Time Wrestling - 2/11/88: George Steele defeated Wellington Wilkins via submission with the flying hammerlock at 2:36
Prime Time Wrestling - 2/19/88: Steve Lombardi & Barry Horowitz defeated Lanny Poffo & Scott Casey at 5:04 when Lombardi pinned Poffo with a clothesline after Horowitz landed a knee to the back from the ring apron
Prime Time Wrestling - 2/19/88: King Harley Race & Hercules (w/ Bobby Heenan, who came ringside mid-way through the bout) defeated Davey Boy Smith & the Dynamite Kid via count-out at 9:05 when the Bulldogs chased Heenan backstage after he taunted them with a dog collar and leash; after the bout, the Bulldogs returned to the ring and attacked their opponents with the props
Prime Time Wrestling - 2/22/88: B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell defeated Steve Lombardi & Barry Horowitz at 5:45 when Horowitz was pinned after sustaining an atomic drop from Brunzell and a clothesline off the middle turnbuckle from Blair
Prime Time Wrestling - 2/22/88: Nikolai Volkoff & Boris Zhukov defeated SD Jones & Brady Boone at 6:19 when Zhukov pinned Boone following a knee drop
2/6/88 - included Craig DeGeorge conducting an interview with Nikolai Volkoff, Boris Zhukov, & Slick; featured highlights from Dino Bravo's world bench press mark at the Royal Rumble as well as highlights from the Glamour Girls / Jumping Bomb Angels women's tag team title change:
Ricky Steamboat (sub. for Paul Orndorff) fought Rick Rude (w/ Bobby Heenan) to a double disqualification at 4:18 when the Ultimate Warrior came to ringside and threw King Harley Race, who came ringside with Hercules mid-way through the bout, into the ring; after the bout, Steamboat and Warrior were beaten down until Jim Duggan made the save with his 2x4
Don Muraco pinned Dusty Wolfe with the tombstone at 2:00
Ron Bass pinned Gary Starr with the Pedigree at 1:38; after the bout, Bass hung his opponent with the whip over his back
Jim Duggan pinned Brian Costello with the running clothesline at 1:48
Bam Bam Bigelow (w/ Oliver Humperdink) pinned Gino Carabello with the slingshot suplex at 1:16
The One Man Gang (w/ Slick) pinned Jerry Gray at 1:38 with the front suplex; during the bout, Jesse Ventura spoke with Donald Trump on the phone regarding the seating arrangements for WrestleMania IV; after the bout, Ventura left the booth in protest after a note was sent to the commentary table from WWF President Jack Tunney saying that Tunney was about to have a statement regarding the outcome of The Main Event; Ventura was censored throughout the telecast whenever he attempted to talk about the Hogan / Andre match
2/13/88 - included the announcement from WWF President Jack Tunney that the WWF World Title was vacant as a result of the Hogan / Andre match in Indianapolis on February 5; to determine the new champion, a 14-man tournament would be held at WrestleMania IV; the original bracketing featured the Roberts / Rude and Duggan / Dibiase matches in place of each other; featured highlights from the previous week's Warrior / Hercules bout during Wrestling Challenge:
Jim Powers & Paul Roma defeated Terry Gibbs & Joe Mirto when Powers pinned Mirto with a powerslam; the bout began during the commercial break
Butch Reed (w/ Slick) pinned Rex King with a clothesline off the top at 1:45
Jim Duggan pinned Dave Wagner at 1:46 with the running clothesline
Davey Boy Smith & the Dynamite Kid defeated Van Van Horne & Red Demon at 2:11 when Dynamite pinned Horne with a diving headbutt after being thrown by Smith
Demolition (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated Eric Cooper & Dave Stoudimiere at 1:46 when Ax pinned Cooper following the Decapitation
2/20/88 - included Craig DeGeorge conducting an interview with Rick Rude & Bobby Heenan; featured the first WrestleMania IV report, with the British Bulldogs & Koko B. Ware vs. the Islanders & Bobby Heenan and Brutus Beefcake vs. WWF IC Champion the Honkytonk Man were announced; included the announcement that Bob Uecker would be a guest ring announcer at the event:
Bam Bam Bigelow (w/ Sir Oliver Humperdink) pinned Sika at 1:29 with the slingshot splash
The Islanders (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Omar Atlas & Rick Hunter at 4:59 when Tama pinned Hunter with a splash off the top
Dino Bravo (w/ Frenchy Martin) pinned Dave Stoudimiere at 1:48 with the side suplex
The Junkyard Dog pinned Ken Johnson at 1:01 with the powerslam
Bad News Brown pinned Phil Newkirk at 3:18 with the Ghetto Blaster
The Ultimate Warrior defeated King Harley Race (w/ Bobby Heenan) via disqualification at 1:40 when Hercules interfered and assaulted the Warrior with his steel chain; after the bout, Warrior gained possession of the chain and chased Hercules and Race out of the ring with it

WWF @ Albuquerque, NM - Tingley Coliseum - January 26, 1989 (6,639)
Sam Houston pinned Boris Zhukov
The Red Rooster pinned Dino Bravo
Tito Santana fought Mr. Perfect to a time-limit draw
WWF Women’s Champion Rockin Robin pinned Sensational Sherri
WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition defeated the Powers of Pain via disqualification
Hulk Hogan defeated the Big Bossman via count-out



WWF @ Wichita, KS - Kansas Coliseum - January 26, 1989
Included WWF World Champion Randy Savage



NWA @ Roanoke, VA - Civic Center - January 26, 1989



WWF @ Flint, MI - IMA Sports Arena - January 26, 1989 (900)
Steve Lombardi pinned Lanny Poffo
Ron Bass pinned Tim Horner
WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior (sub. for Brutus Beefcake) fought Rick Rude to a double count-out at 2:00; for an unknown reason, the Michigan sports commission didn't allow Beefcake to compete
Andre the Giant defeated Jake Roberts via disqualification
Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard defeated Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty
The Blue Blazer pinned Danny Davis
WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior pinned King Haku



NWA Power Hour

Taped 1/15/90; Johnson City, TN; Freedom Hall

Power Hour - 1/26/90 - featured an ad for Wrestle War 90, to the tune of the Wild Thing rap; included a Wrestling News Network segment hosted by Gordon Solie in which he discussed the upcoming Clash of the Champions and Wrestle War main events, announced the CWA and USWA had merged, and discussed the recent passing of Haystacks Calhoun from diabetes; featured footage from the 1/20/90 Worldwide in which Road Warrior Animal and NWA Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner were beaten down by Doom, Mark Callous & Dan Spivey; included Sting as a guest of Funk's Grill in which Sting said regardless of whether he or Ric Flair won at Wrestle War, the world title would still be with the Horsemen; featured the announcement NWA US Champion Lex Luger would face Steve Williams at Wrestle War and that The Main Event would be preempted Sunday:
The Samoan Savage (w/ Sir Oliver Humperdink) pinned Robbie Idol at 4:38 with a headbutt off the middle turnbuckle; prior to the bout, Steve Williams cut an insert promo on facing the Savage at the Clash of the Champions; after the contest, Savage threw Idol to the floor
Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin defeated Ranger Ross & the Italian Stallion at 6:11 when Hayes pinned Stallion following a double DDT behind the referee's back
NWA World Champion Ric Flair, Sting, & NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson defeated the Great Muta, Buzz Sawyer, & the Dragon Master via disqualification at 16:08 when Muta sprayed Sting in the face with mist as Sting had the Scorpion Deathlock on Sawyer; during the match, it was announced Anderson would face Eddie Gilbert the following night on World Championship Wrestling and NWA US Champion Lex Luger would face Tom Zenk the following week on the Power Hour; after the bout, Muta, Sawyer, & Dragon Master beat down their opponents, with Sawyer hitting a top rope splash on Sting before the three left ringside




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This Day in Wrestling History (Jan. 26)
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009, 09:15:04 AM »
NWA @ Atlanta, GA - Omni - January 26, 1990 (4,400)
During the show, it was announced Dutch Mantell & Tommy Rich would face the Great Muta & Buzz Sawyer at the following month's show, which didn't happen due to Muta's leaving:
Mike Rotunda pinned Tommy Rich with a Hot Shot
Shane Douglas & Johnny Ace defeated Jack Victory & Rip Morgan
Kevin Sullivan pinned Norman after hitting him with a foreign object
Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane
Sting pinned the Dragon Master
NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson pinned the Great Muta
NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned NWA World Champion Lex Luger
The Road Warriors, NWA Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Doom, the Samoan Savage & Fatu in a steel cage match


WWF @ Ft. Wayne, IN - Allen County Coliseum - January 26, 1990
Included Jim Duggan



WWF @ Los Angeles, CA - Sports Arena - January 26, 1990 (12,000)
Earthquake defeated the Red Rooster
Koko B. Ware pinned Black Bart
WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior pinned Dino Bravo
Ron Garvin defeated the Brooklyn Brawler
WWF Tag Team Champions Andre the Giant & Haku defeated Demolition via count-out
Roddy Piper defeated Rick Rude in a steel cage match



WWF Superstars

Taped 1/7/91; Huntsville, AL; Von Braun Civic Center
1/26/91:
The Mountie (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned Reno Riggins at 2:06 with a double-handed chokeslam; after the bout, he handcuffed Riggins' arms around his back and assaulted him with the shock stick (Jacques Rougeau's debut as the Mountie on Superstars)
The Legion of Doom defeated Doug Vines & Cleo Reed when Road Warrior Hawk pinned Reed following the Doomsday Device at 2:19
Davey Boy Smith pinned Joe Turner with the running powerslam at 2:22; during the bout, Vince McMahon announced that WWF President Jack Tunney was considering implementing an instant replay rule in the WWF as a result of the main event at the Royal Rumble
Rick Martel defeated Allan Reynolds via submission with the Boston Crab at 1:43; after the match, the Mariner attacked Martel (the post-match attack was not televised)



WCW Power Hour

Taped ?

1/26/91 - featured footage from the Jan. 11 Meadowlands show in which WCW US Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner had a confrontation backstage with new WCW World Champion Ric Flair, with Flair saying he wanted a match with Scott at the Clash of the Champions:
The Minotaur pinned Keith Hart with a clothesline at 3:41
The Master Blasters defeated Tim Parker & Scott Allen at 2:25 following a doule shoulderblock
WCW US Tag Team Champion Rick Steiner pinned Mike Samples at 2:45 with a belly to belly off the top
Brian Pillman pinned Lt. James Earl Wright (w/ Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker) at 6:18 with the slingshot clothesline; after the bout, Pillman fought off both Wright and Parker
Terry Taylor pinned Joe Barrett with the Five Arm at 4:03
WCW TV Champion Tom Zenk pinned Moondog Rex with the missile dropkick at 5:46


WWF @ Auburn Hills, MI - Palace - January 26, 1991 (matinee)
Haku pinned Shane Douglas
Davey Boy Smith defeated the Warlord
The Undertaker pinned the Big Bossman
Hulk Hogan & Tugboat defeated Dino Bravo & Earthquake
The Nasty Boys defeated the Bushwhackers
Jake Roberts defeated Rick Martel via count-out
The Barbarian pinned Sam Houston
Roddy Piper defeated WWF IC Champion Mr. Perfect via disqualification



WWF @ Cedar Rapids, IA - January 26, 1991 (matinee) (5,000)
The Mountie defeated Tito Santana
Kerry Von Erich defeated Ted Dibiase
Jim Duggan defeated WWF World Champion Sgt. Slaughter via count-out
WWF Tag Team Champions Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart defeated Paul Roma & Hercules
Greg Valentine defeated Koko B. Ware
Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty defeated Demolition
Randy Savage defeated the Ultimate Warrior in a steel cage match



WCW @ Greenwood, MS - Leflore County Civic Center - January 26, 1991
Tim Horner pinned Bill Irwin
Brad Armstrong pinned Moondog Rex
Tom Zenk pinned Bobby Eaton
WCW US Champion Lex Luger beat Sid Vicious via count-out
WCW Tag Team Champions Doom defeared Barry Windham & WCW TV Champion Arn Anderson



WCW @ Columbia, SC - Township Auditorium - January 26, 1991
Ricky Morton, Tommy Rich, & Norman defeated Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker, Lt. James Earl, & Dutch Mantel
The Junkyard Dog pinned the Iron Sheik
Brian Pillman pinned Big Cat
WCW US Tag Team Champions Scott Steiner pinned Michael Hayes
Tracy Smothers & Steve Armstrong defeated the Master Blasters
Sting beat WCW World Champion Ric Flair via disqualification



WWF @ Chicago, IL - Rosemont Horizon - January 26, 1991
The Barbarian defeated Sam Houston
The Nasty Boys defeated the Bushwhackers
The Legion of Doom defeated the Orient Express & Mr. Fuji in a handicap match
The Big Bossman defeated Haku
Davey Boy Smith defeated the Warlord
Jake Roberts defeated Rick Martel via disqualification
Roddy Piper defeated WWF IC Champion Mr. Perfect via count-out
Hulk Hogan defeated Earthquake in a stretcher match



WWF @ Des Moines, IA - Veterans Memorial Auditorium - January 26, 1991
Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. Demolition
Kerry Von Erich vs. Ted Dibiase
WWF Tag Team Champions Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart vs. Paul Roma & Hercules
Jim Duggan defeated WWF World Champion Sgt. Slaughter via count-out
The Ultimate Warrior vs. Randy Savage (steel cage match)



WWF Wrestling Challenge
Taped 1/8/92; Ft. Myers, FL; Lee Civic Center
1/26/92 - included pre-taped comments from WWF World Champion Ric Flair; featured the announcement that Flair's WrestleMania VIII challenger would be chosen from the top five contenders - Hulk Hogan, the Undertaker, WWF IC Champion Roddy Piper, Randy Savage, and Sid Justice - the following week; included a vignette promoting the debut of Chris Chavis / Tatanka:
Jim Duggan & Sgt. Slaughter defeated Pete Sanchez & Jim Cooper at 1:59 when Duggan pinned Sanchez following the running powerslam
IRS pinned Kenny Kendall at 2:20 with the Write Off Samoan Drop
Sid Justice pinned the Brooklyn Brawler with the powerbomb at 2:04
The Mountie (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned Jimmy James at 1:51 with a kneedrop; after the bout, the Mountie shocked James with his shock stick
Tito Santana pinned Barry Horowitz at 1:32 with the flying forearm
The Beverly Brothers (w/ the Genius) defeated Ray Hammer & Terry Davis when Beau pinned Davis at 2:06 following the head spike
Virgil defeated Bob Smedly via submission with the Million $ Dream at 2:07

WWF @ Beaumont, TX - Civic Center - January 26, 1992
Included the Undertaker and the Big Bossman



WWF @ El Paso, TX - Civic Center - January 26, 1992
The Warlord defeated Dale Wolfe
Hercules defeated Pete Sanchez
Davey Boy Smith defeated the Berzerker
Jim Duggan defeated Jerry Saggs
Virgil defeated Repo Man
Tito Santana fought Ted Dibiase to a draw
WWF World Champion Ric Flair defeated WWF IC Champion Roddy Piper via disqualification


- 1/26/93: Vince McMahon held a press conference in Fresno for the Japanese media in which he announced Genichiro Tenryu would be appearing at WrestleMania IX and the WWF would be sending talent to WAR as part of the relationship between the two promotions.



WWF @ Fresno, CA - Convention Center - January 26, 1993
Wrestling Challenge taping:
During an untelevised segment, Bam Bam Bigelow shot fire at WWF World Champion Bret Hart
WWF Mania - 2/27/93: Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji) pinned Jesse Storm at 2:08 with the Bonzai Drop
All American Wrestling - 3/14/93: Giant Gonzalez (w/ Harvey Wippleman) pinned Jim Powers at 1:43 with one foot on his chest after hitting a chokeslam
WWF Superstars - 2/27/93: The Big Bossman defeated Doink the Clown via reverse decision; Doink had originally won the match via pinfall at around the 4-minute mark after going into his jacket and spraying Bossman in the eyes with a green substance but referee Joey Marella overruled the call after seeing Bossman's face; prior to the bout, Doink attacked Bossman from behind with a gift box (Bossman's last TV appearance for more than 5 years)
WWF IC Champion Shawn Michaels fought Kamala (w/ Slick) to a double count-out at 4:31; after the bout, Kamala brought the champion back inside the ring, hit a splash, and knocked Michaels over the top (Bashed in the USA)
WWF World Champion Bret Hart & Owen Hart defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Ted Dibiase & IRS in a non-title match
The Undertaker defeated Bam Bam Bigelow
2/14/93 - included a 'Special Report' segment focusing on last week's challenge between Yokozuna and Jim Duggan; featured the first WrestleMania IX Report in which it was announced the Undertaker would face Giant Gonzalez and Crush would face Doink the Clown; included Vince McMahon conducting an interview with Brutus Beefcake about his return to the ring this week on Monday Night Raw; featured closing comments from High Energy and WWF Tag Team Champions Money Inc about their scheduled match the following week:
Razor Ramon pinned Typhoon at 3:55 following several elbow drop after Typhoon missed a splash; during the bout, Mr. Perfect watched the match from the interview platform and, after the bout, Ramon grabbed the microphone and challenged Perfect to come to ringside which he did with Razor then giving a cheap shot to Perfect with the microphone and then hitting him with a chair until Perfect was able to fight back; moments later, both men brawled their way backstage
The Nasty Boys defeated Dave Starr & Brian West at 2:17 when Saggs pinned Starr following the running powerslam / flying elbowsmash combo
Doink the Clown defeated Bobby Young via submission at 1:51 with the Stump Puller
Bam Bam Bigelow pinned Buddy Wayne at 1:40 with the diving headbutt
The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) pinned Brian Boyer at 1:37 with the tombstone; after the bout, Undertaker stuffed his opponent into a body bag
2/21/93 - included a 'Special Report' showing the Brutus Beefcake / Ted Dibiase match from Raw in which it was announced Beefcake sustained a broken nose and that he would appear MOnday on Raw alongside Hulk Hogan; featured the Giant Gonzalez 3-on-1 handicap match from last week's WWF Superstars, shown in full; included comments from Jim Duggan's wife, Debra, in which she said she didn't want her husband to wrestle again after the injuries he sustained from Yokozuna several weeks earlier; included a WrestleMania IX Report in which the following matches were announced: Mr. Perfect vs. Lex Luger, WWF IC Champion Shawn Michaels vs. Tatanka, and Rick & Scott Steiner vs. the Headshrinkers::
Owen Hart & Koko B. Ware defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Ted Dibiase & IRS via disqualification at 5:53 after the champions kept double-teaming Owen and then kept pulling him up off the canvas after several 2-counts when they could have won the fall; after the bout, WWF World Champion Bret Hart made the save for his brother; during the bout, Koko was helped backstage by two referees after he injured his leg, leading to Bret & Owen facing Money Inc. in a dark match later in the taping
Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Gary Key & Larry Ludden when Scott pinned Ludden following the bulldog double team at 2:01
Crush defeated Al Burke via submission with the head vice at 2:17 (Crush's return match after being sidelined following the attack by Doink a month earlier)
Lex Luger pinned Virgil with the running forearm at 1:02
2/28/93 - included a WrestleMania IX Report; featured footage from Monday Night Raw of the unveiling of the Mega Maniacs - Hulk Hogan, Brutus Beefcake, & Jimmy Hart; included Vince McMahon speaking on the phone with retired Police Chief Duggan, Jim Duggan's father, where he encouraged his son to return to the ring following the attack Duggan sustained from Yokozuna:
WWF IC Champion Shawn Michaels pinned Bob Young at 2:16 with two superkicks after opting not to hit the side suplex; during the bout, Sensational Sherri cut an insert promo, saying Michaels was not man enough to be IC champion
The Bushwhackers defeated Casey Cleric & the Intruder at 3:48 when Luke pinned the Intruder following the battering ram
Mr. Perfect pinned Gary Key at 2:53 with the Perfect Plex
The Headshrinkers (w/ Afa) defeated Scott Bazo & Allan Reed at 2:50 when Fatu pinned Bazo with a splash off the top
Kamala (w/ Slick) pinned Ed Moretti at 1:39 with a splash to the back



WWF @ Baltimore, MD - Arena - January 26, 1995 (2,500)
Henry Godwinn defeated Bob Holly
Aldo Montoya defeated Kwang
King Kong Bundy defeated Davey Boy Smith
WWF World Champion Diesel defeated WWF IC Champion Jeff Jarrett
Bret Hart defeated Owen Hart via submission with the Sharpshooter
WWF Tag Team Champions the Smoking Gunns defeated Well Dunn
Razor Ramon defeated Bob Backlund



WCW @ Raleigh, NC - January 26, 1995 (2,000)
Alex Wright defeated Bobby Eaton
Marcus Alexander Bagwell & the Patriot defeated Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma
Johnny B. Badd defeated WCW TV Champion Arn Anderson in a non-title match
The Nasty Boys defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat via disqualification
WCW US Champion Vader defeated Jim Duggan
Sting defeated Avalanche via disqualification



WWF @ New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - January 26, 1996 (15,000; 12,800 paid)
Tatanka & Isaac Yankem DDS defeated Bob Holly & Fatu when Tatanka pinned Fatu with the Samoan Drop
Duke Drose (sub. for Razor Ramon) defeated the 1-2-3 Kid
Owen Hart pinned Hakushi with an inziguri
Ahmed Johnson pinned Jeff Jarrett with the Pearl River Plunge
Steve Austin defeated Henry Godwinn with the Million $ Dream (Austin's MSG debut)
The Undertaker pinned Yokozuna with a chokeslam and boot to the face, despite interference by Owen Hart
WWF Tag Team Champions Smoking Gunns defeated Skip & Zip when Billy pinned Zip with a sunset flip
Savio Vega defeated WWF IC Champion Goldust via count-out when the champion left ringside following the spin wheel kick
Shawn Michaels pinned Hunter Hearst Helmsley with the superkick, despite interference early in the match by Owen Hart
WWF World Champion Bret Hart defeated Diesel in a steel cage match after the Undertaker interfered; Hart / Undertaker and Shawn Michaels / Diesel had to be held back after the match by other wrestlers



ECW @ Jim Thorpe, PA - The Flagstaff - January 26, 1996 (666)
Taz defeated Hack Myers
Judge Dread defeated the Blue Meanie
Axl Rotten defeated JT Smith
The Headhunters defeated the Bad Crew
Shane Douglas defeated Stevie Richards
The Pitbulls & Tommy Dreamer defeated 2 Cold Scorpio & the Eliminators
Sabu defeated Jimmy Del Ray
ECW Tag Team Champions Cactus Jack & Mikey Whipwreck defeated Buh Buh Ray & Dances with Dudley
ECW World Champion the Sandman defeated Mr. Hughes



WWF Superstars

Taped 1/21/97; Lafayette, LA; Cajun Dome
1/26/97:
Farooq & Crush defeated Doug Furnas & Phil LaFon, Henry & Phinneas Godwinn, and WWF Tag Team Champions Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith in a four way match
Ahmed Johnson defeated WWF IC Champion Hunter Hearst Helmsley via disqualification



WWF @ Philadelphia, PA - CoreStates Spectrum - January 26, 1997 (matinee) (8,319)
Pre-Game Pandemonium
Henry & Phinneas Godwinn defeated Bob Holly (sub. for Davey Boy Smith) & WWF Tag Team Champion Owen Hart
Savio Vega (w/ Crush and Farooq) pinned Rocky Maivia with a spin kick
Crush pinned Goldust with the heart punch after Hunter Hearst Helmsley interfered
The Undertaker & Ahmed Johnson defeated Farooq & Mankind in a Texas Death Match after the Undertaker hit Mankind with a chair so he couldn't get to his feet by the 10 count; earlier falls - Mankind defeated the Undertaker with the Mandible Claw; the Undertaker pinned Mankind with the tombstone
Steve Austin fought Vader to a double count-out after about 1 minute
WWF IC Champion Hunter Hearst Helmsley pinned Jake Roberts with his feet on the ropes
WWF World Champion Shawn Michaels defeated Bret Hart and Psycho Sid by pinning Hart with a flying bodypress as Hart attempted to put Sid in the Sharpshooter



WWF Raw is War

Taped 1/20/98; Davis, CA; Recreational Hall
1/26/98:
Ken Shamrock defeated Mark Henry via disqualification
Jeff Jarrett & Barry Windham defeated the Legion of Doom
Vader pinned TAFKA Goldust
WWF Tag Team Champions the Road Dogg & Billy Gunn defeated Cactus Jack & Terry Funk via disqualification
El Pantera pinned Brian Christopher
The Quebecars defeated the Headbangers
Owen Hart defeated TAFKA Goludust (sub. for WWF European Champion Hunter Hearst Helmsley); Goldust came to the ring dressed as the champion while Luna Vachon was dressed as Chyna; after the bout, Shawn Michaels and Triple H appeared on the Titantron, proud of getting out of the title defense, until Commissioner Slaughter came out and ruled that Hart's victory over Triple H's stand-in would constitute the title changing hands



WWF @ Hartford, CT - Civic Center - January 26, 1998 (6,044)
Savio Vega & Miguel Perez Jr. defeated the Headbangers
WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Taka Michinoku defeated Brian Christopher
NWA North American Champion Jeff Jarrett defeated Skull
Henry & Phinneas Godwinn defeated the Legion of Doom
Chainz defeated TAKFA Goldust
Ken Shamrock & WWF European Champion Owen Hart defeated Farooq & D-Lo Brown
Max Mini, Nova, & Mosaic defeated El Torito, Battalion, & Tarantula
Marc Mero defeated Tom Brandi
Steve Austin, Cactus Jack, & Terry Funk defeated WWF IC Champion the Rock, WWF Tag Team Champions the Road Dogg & Billy Gunn



WCW @ Ft. Wayne, IN - Allen County War Memorial Coliseum - January 26, 1998
Monday Nitro:
Silver King, Super Calo, & Lizmark Jr. defeated La Parka, Villano IV & V
The Ultimo Dragon defeated El Dandy
Bill Goldberg defeated Brad Armstrong
Konnan defeated Jerry Flynn
Buff Bagwell defeated Rick Steiner via disqualification
Jim Neidhart defeated Wayne Bloom
Psychosis defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Juventud Guerrera defeated Louie Spicolli via disqualification
Raven defeated Mortis
WCW US Champion Diamond Dallas Page defeated Wrath
WCW TV Champion Booker T defeated Perry Saturn via disqualification
Davey Boy Smith defeated Steve McMichael
Ray Traylor defeated Kevin Nash via disqualification
Lex Luger defeated Scott Hall via disqualification




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WWF @ Tucson, AZ - Convention Center - January 26, 1999 (6,986; sell out)
Matt Hardy defeated an unknown
Half-Time Heat - 1/31/99: Mankind pinned WWF World Champion the Rock to win the title in an empty arena match by trapping the champion underneath a wooden palette (Mick Foley - Hard Knocks & Cheap Pops)
Raw is War - 2/1/99:
Val Venis defeated Billy Gunn via disqualification when Ken Shamrock interfered and hit Venis with a chair; after the bout, Venis - believing Gunn had attacked him from behind - hit Gunn with the chair
The Big Bossman pinned D-Lo Brown with the sidewalk slam
Darren Drozdov pinned Kurrgan with a shoulder block off the top after hitting him with a broom handle
The Undertaker, Viscera, & Mideon fought Edge, Christian, & Gangrel to a no contest when the Acolytes interfered
The Acolytes defeated the Road Dogg & Al Snow following a powerbomb on Road Dogg through a table after Viscera attacked Snow; after the match, the Brood were revealed to be the new members of the Ministry
Triple H defeated Kane in a steel cage match by escaping the cage after interference from both X-Pac and Chyna
Shotgun - 2/6/99:
WWF Tag Team Champions Owen Hart & Jeff Jarrett defeated Bob Holly & Scorpio
Steve Blackman defeated Tiger Ali Singh
Sunday Night Heat - 2/7/99:
Luna Vachon defeated Jackie
Brian Christopher & Scott Taylor defeated Golga & Kurrgan
The Godfather defeated WWF IC Champion Ken Shamrock via count-out
WWF Tag Team Champions Owen Hart & Jeff Jarrett defeated Triple H & WWF European Champion X-Pac and D-Lo Brown & Mark Henry
Super Astros - 2/14/99:
El Merenguero & El Torito defeated Negro Casas & Miguel Perez
El Hijo Del Santo & Armando Fernandez defeated Aguila & Papi Chulo



WCW Thunder

Taped 1/25/00; Las Vegas, NV; MGM Grand Garden Arena

1/26/00:
The Maestro defeated Norman Smiley in a hardcore match
WCW Cruiserweight Title Tournament: TAFKA Prince Iaukea pinned Kid Romeo
Terry Funk pinned the Demon
Lex Luger defeated Buff Bagwell via disqualification
Disco Inferno, WCW Tag Team Champions Big Vito & Johnny the Bull defeated Shane Helms, Shannon Moore, & Evan Karagias
Booker T pinned Jerry Flynn
Bam Bam Bigelow pinned Fit Finlay in a hardcore match
Sid Vicious defeated Kevin Nash and Ron Harris in a steel cage match by forcing Nash to submit to the Crippler Crossface; due to pre-match stipulations, Vicious won the WCW World Title



WWF @ Cleveland, OH - Gund Arena - January 26, 2001 (11,626)
Christian pinned K-Kwick with the Impaler
WWF European Champion Test pinned Albert with a boot to the face and then hitting him with a boot thrown in the ring by Trish Stratus; William Regal was the guest ring announcer for the bout and was with Trish in Albert's corner for the match
WWF Women's Champion Ivory pinned Molly Holly by holding onto Steven Richards on the outside for leverage
WWF Hardcore Champion Raven pinned Steve Blackman with a drop toe hold onto a steel chair
WWF World Champion Kurt Angle pinned Chris Benoit with the Olympic Slam after Benoit let go of the Crippler Crossface to deal with Trish Stratus on the ring apron
WWF Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy and Bull Buchanon & the Godfather in an elimination match; Jeff was pinned after being accidentally knocked off the top by Matt as he attempted the swanton; the Dudleyz eliminated the RTC with the 3D
Billy Gunn defeated Steven Richards; Debra was the gust ring announcer for the bout
Hardcore Holly defeated Perry Saturn
The Undertaker, Kane, & Steve Austin defeated Triple H, Rikishi, & Haku in a No DQ match when Kane pinned Rikishi with the chokeslam



WWF @ Johnstown, PA - War Memorial - January 26, 2002 (3,264)
Spike Dudley pinned Ron Waterman
Perry Saturn defeated Rico Constantino
The Hurricane defeated Crash Holly
Kane pinned The Big Show
WWF Hardcore Champion The Undertaker pinned Rob Van Dam
The Dudley Boyz defeated the Acolytes in a table match
Lita pinned Molly Holly
Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated Test & WWF European Champion Christian



WWF @ Pittsburgh, PA - Mellon Arena - January 26, 2002 (7,012)
WWF Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri pinned Billy Kidman with a kick to the head
Brock Lesnar pinned Raven with a powerslam
WWF Women's Champion Trish Stratus pinned Jazz with the Stratusfaction
WWF IC Champion William Regal pinned Test in a No DQ match after using brass knuckles
WWF World Champion Chris Jericho defeated Triple H via disqualification after Triple H used the title belt as a weapon
Diamond Dallas Page pinned Lance Storm with the Diamond Cutter
Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo defeated Scotty 2 Hotty & Albert after Billy hit the Fameasser on Scotty
Kurt Angle pinned Rikishi with the Angle Slam
Steve Austin pinned Booker T with the Stunner



WWE (Smackdown!) @ Regina, Saskatchewan - Agridome - January 26, 2003
Bill DeMott defeated Kanyon
Nathan Jones defeated Matt Hardy
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman defeated Nunzio
Rikishi defeated Chuck Palumbo in a Kiss My Ass match
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Eddie & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas
Torrie Wilson & Gail Kim defated Dawn Marie & Nidia
Rey Mysterio Jr. & Nova defeated John Cena & Red Dog
Chris Benoit defeated Albert
WWE World Champion Kurt Angle defeated Edge



WWE @ Hershey, PA - Giant Center - January 26, 2004
Val Venis defeated Test at 7:19
Sunday Night Heat:
Booker T pinned Matt Hardy with a Harlem sidekick at around 7:39
Christian pinned Lance Storm with the Unprettier at 6:12
Mark Jindrak & Garrison Cade defeated the Hurricane & Rosey at 5:02 when Cade pinned Rosey after being clipped by Jindrak
Raw - included Chris Benoit announcing he would challenge the Raw World Champion at WrestleMania XX as well as the Raw return of Mick Foley, who got into a brawl with
Randy Orton and Evolution; Chris Jericho gave up a world title match against Triple H - using his Survivor Series favor - in return for cancelling a match between Trish Stratus and Kane:
WWE IC Champion Randy Orton, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Ric Flair & Batista defeated Chris Jeicho & Rob Van Dam in a handicap match at 17:12 when Batista pinned Jericho after Jericho sustained the RKO behind the referee's back as he had Batista in the Walls of Jericho; Orton had to hit the move twice after blowing the first attempt
Victoria (w/ Steven Richards) & Lita defeated WWE Women's Champion Molly Holly & Jazz (w/ Teddy Long) when Victoria pinned Molly at 5:54 after reversing a suplex attempt into an inside cradle
Bubba Ray Dudley defeated Kane via disqualification at 2:20 when Kane brought the steel ring steps into the ring and hit Bubba in the head with them; after the bout, D-Von Dudley attempted to make the save but sustained the tombstone; moments thereafter, the Undertaker's gong was heard and an Undertaker vignette aired on the Titan Tron
Rico (w/ Jackie Gayda) pinned Rob Conway (w/ Rene Dupree) at 3:21 with a spin kick after Conway was distracted by Jackie, who flashed herself on the ring apron; after the bout, Stacy Keibler came to the ring to celebrate the win - giving the assumption Stacy and Jackie had been chosen to appear together in Playboy
Bill Goldberg defeated Mark Henry (w/ Teddy Long) & Jonathan Coachman in a No DQ handicap match at 4:23 by pinning Coachman with the spear and Jackhammer, placing one foot upon his chest for the cover; prior to the bout, Long allowed Coachman the services of Henry - as the bout was originally scheduled for Coachman vs. Goldberg in a one-on-one bout; after the bout, Goldberg looked at the camera and said that Brock Lesnar was next



WWE Smackdown!

Taped 1/23/07; Mobile, Al; Civic Center
1/26/07 - featured Maryse welcoming the audience back from the commercial breaks; included MVP confronting Teddy Long backstage, complaining of having to face Kane later in the night and then saying he wouldn't; Long then said if he didn't face Kane he wouldn't be in the 6-man mini Royal Rumble match later in the night nor would he be in the 30-man Rumble; featured an in-ring promo by Ken Kennedy regarding his upcoming title match against Batista at the Royal Rumble until Batsita interrupted and confronted Kennedy; moments later, the Undertaker appeared in the ring and went to kick Kennedy but knocked down Batista instead when Kennedy moved; included Michael Cole interviewing Vladimir Kozlov in the crowd as to which brand he would be working for, with Kozlov saying he was still in negotiations with all three; featured Kristal showing up in Long's office, flirting, and then leaving; moments later, Vickie Guerrero came in but saw Long was busy and left; included footage of Kane eliminating 11 participants from the 2001 Royal Rumble:
World Heavyweight Champion Batista pinned WWE Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms in a non-title match at 4:10 with the sit-down powerbomb; prior to the bout, Helms cut a promo on Batista as the champion stood in the ring
WWE US Champion Chris Benoit defeated Mike Mizanin in a non-title match via submission with the Crippler Crossface at 6:09; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Benoit's 2004 Royal Rumble victory
Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) defeated Adam Evans & John Robinson at 3:15 when Deuce pinned Evans with a boot to the face as Domino held Evans' head up off the mat
Finlay fought Booker T (w/ Sharmell) to a no contest at 5:17 when both men began fighting on the floor after Booker grabbed Finlay's midget as he tried to pull Sharmell under the ring; Sharmell did guest commentary for much of the bout
Melina, Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury defeated Ashley, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick at 5:29 when Mercury pinned Kendrick following the Snapshot behind the referee's back
Kane defeated MVP via disqualification at 7:58 after MVP grabbed a steel chair from ringside and repeatedly hit Kane with it; moments later, MVP pulled a gas can out from underneath the ring but was kicked in the face by Kane and scared to the floor
WWE US Champin Chris Benoit, MVP, Booker T, Finlay, and Mike Mizanin fought to a no contest at around the 8:30 mark after the Undertaker appeared and eliminated half of the participants; order of elimination before Taker appeared: Kane by Finlay (1:58); Mizanin by Finlay (5:42); after clearing the ring, Taker posed alone in the ring to close the show


WWE (Raw, Smackdown!, & ECW) @ Providence, RI - Dunkin' Donuts Center - January 26, 2008 (9,500)
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Carlito Caribbean Cool & Santino Marella when Holly pinned Santino with the Alabama Slam
Mark Henry defeated Nunzio via submission with the bearhug
Tommy Dreamer pinned Elijah Burke with the DDT
WWE US Champion MVP pinned Kane with a roll up and grabbing the ropes and tights for leverage
Royal Rumble Qualifing Match: CM Punk pinned ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. in a non-title match with the Go To Sleep; the bout was previously scheduled as a title match but was changed to a Rumble qualifying match immediately before the match by Armando Estrada
Triple H pinned Umaga with the Pedigree in a steel cage match
Maria defeated Kelly Kelly and Layla in a bikini contest; after the bout, WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix appeared and attacked Maria and Kelly Kelly until they cleared her from the ring
Chris Jericho & WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton & John Bradshaw Layfield when Hardy pinned Orton with the Twist of Fate and Swanton after Jericho and JBL brawled their way backstage
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Batista and Rey Mysterio Jr. by pinning Batista after hitting him with the title belt after Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins interfered

- Graham Cawthon
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