IT HAPPENED ON JANUARY 44 — THROUGH THE YEARS

Posted January 14th, 2015 by 1Wrestling News Team

Graham Cawthon, @TheHistoryofWWE on Twitter
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A brief look at various wrestling events held on this date.
JANUARY 14
WWWF @ Philadelphia, PA – Arena – January 14, 1967
Ricky Sexton defeated Johnny Rodz
Arnold Skaaland defeated Frank Hickey
Gorilla Monsoon defeated Smasher Sloan
Arman Hussein & Miguel Perez defeated Bull Ortega & Tony Nero
Luke Graham defeated Antonio Pugliese
Spiros Arion defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Tank Morgan
JCP @ Charleston, SC – January 14, 1983
Dizzy Hogan defeated Ricky Harris
Sweet Brown Sugar defeated Jim Nelson
The One Man Gang defeated Tommy Gilbert
Dory Funk Jr. defeated Mid-Atlantic TV Champion Mike Rotundo
Roddy Piper defeated NWA US Champion Greg Valentine
WWF @ Salt Lake City, UT – University of Utah – January 14, 1985 (3,508)
Don Muraco defeated SD Jones at 8:03
Ivan Putski defeated Mr. Fuji at 6:00
WWF Women’s Champion Wendi Richter defeated Judy Martin at 19:01
WWF Tag Team Champions Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch defeated Jack & Jerry Brisco at 15:02
Tito Santana defeated WWF IC Champion Greg Valentine via count-out at 21:04
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated the Iron Sheik at 11:00
JCP @ Greenville, SC – Memorial Auditorium – January 14, 1986 (5,600)
Tully Blanchard defeated Pez Whatley
The Barbarian, Ivan & Nikita Koloff defeated Don Kernodle, Jimmy Valiant, & Ron Bass
NWA US Champion Magnum TA defeated Black Bart
Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson via disqualification
NWA National Heavyweight Champion Dusty Rhodes fought NWA World Champion Ric Flair to a no contest
JCP @ Norfolk, VA – Scope – January 14, 1988 (4,000)
TV taping:
World Championship Wrestling Sunday Edition – 1/24/88 – included an opening in-ring segment in which Sting challenged NWA World Champion Ric Flair to come out and face him while being interviewed by Jim Ross; featured Ross & Tony Schiavone on commentary; included Schiavone conducting an opening ringside interview with Larry Zbyzsko, with Baby Doll, regarding him facing NWA Western States Heritage Champion Barry Windham in Long Island, NY later that night; featured Schiavone conducting a ringside interview with Dick Murdoch regarding his association with Jim Cornette, feud with NWA US Champion Dusty Rhodes, and upcoming Texas barbed wire bunkhouse match against NWA TV Champion Nikita Koloff Feb. 6 in Charlotte; included Schiavone conducting a ringside interview with Flair & JJ Dillon regarding Flair facing Road Warrior Hawk later that night in Long Island, during which Flair said he would beat Hawk and NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard would split the $50,000 after co-winning the Bunkhouse Stampede finals; featured an ad for the Starrcade 87 home video; included Schiavone conducting a ringside interview with Lex Luger regarding the Bunkhouse Stampede finals later that night and facing Blanchard & Anderson as part of the match; featured Schiavone conducting a ringside interview with the Road Warriors & Paul Ellering regarding Hawk facing Flair later that night and Road Warrior Animal being part of the Bunkhouse Stampede finals:
NWA Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard (w/ JJ Dillon) defeated Tommy Angel & Cougar Jay at 3:15 when Blanchard pinned Jay with the slingshot suplex; following the commercial break, Schiavone conducted a ringside interview with Anderson, Blanchard, & Dillon regarding the Bunkhouse Stampede finals later that night on pay-per-view
The Warlord & the Barbarian (w/ Paul Jones) defeated Larry Stephens & Trent Knight at 3:01 when Barbarian pinned Knight following a modified Decapitation where Barbarian came off the top with a headbutt; following the bout, Schiavone conducted a ringside interview with Jones, Warlord, & Barbarian regarding their participation in the $50,000 Bunkhouse Stampede finals and the $50,000 benchpress challenge against the Road Warriors Jan. 30 in Greensboro
Black Bart (w/ Skandar Akbar) pinned Mark Cruz with a legdrop at 3:20; during the bout, Akbar briefly joined the commentary team
Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated George South & Gene Ligon at 2:32 when Morton pinned Ligon following the double dropkick
Sting defeated Mark Fleming via submission with the Scorpion Deathlock at 2:56
Florida Heavyweight Champion Mike Rotunda (w/ Kevin Sullivan) pinned Bob Riddle with the butterfly suplex at 1:06; after the bout, Schiavone conducted a ringside interview with Rotunda & Sullivan regarding NWA TV Champion Nikita Koloff and the show later that night in Long Island
Dark matches:
NWA Western States Heritage Champion Barry Windham pinned Larry Zbyzsko
The Road Warriors fought the Powers of Pain to a double disqualification
NWA TV Champion Nikita Koloff defeated Mike Rotundo via disqualification
Lex Luger pinned NWA Tag Team Champion Arn Anderson
NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated NWA US Champion Dusty Rhodes in a steel cage match
NWA @ Oakland, CA – Kaiser Convention Center – January 14, 1989
Mike Golden defeated CW Bergstrom
The Russian Assassins defeated the Junkyard Dog & Ivan Koloff
Dick Murdoch defeated Ray Candy
Lex Luger, NWA TV Champion Rick Steiner, & Michael Hayes defeated NWA Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors & Paul Ellering
NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Sting
Lex Luger won a bunkhouse battle royal
WWF @ Rochester, NY – War Memorial – January 14, 1990 (8,000)
Bret Hart pinned Iron Mike Sharpe
The Genius defeated Jim Neidhart via disqualification when Neidhart accidentally hit the referee
Al Perez pinned Paul Roma by reversing Roma’s flying bodypress
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Mr. Perfect with the legdrop
Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty defeated the Powers of Pain via disqualification after Mr. Fuji hit Michaels with his cane
Jimmy Snuka pinned the Honkytonk Man with a roll up after Honky collided with Jimmy Hart on the apron
Randy Savage pinned Jim Duggan with his feet on the ropes
WCW @ Ft. Hood, TX – Abrams Fitness Center – January 14, 1995 (2,418; sell out)
Alex Wright defeated Bobby Eaton
Johnny B. Badd defeated Jean Paul Levesque
Marcus Alexander Bagwell & the Patriot defeated Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma
Dustin Rhodes defeated Lord Steven Regal
The Nasty Boys defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat via disqualification
Sting defeated Avalanche via disqualification
WWF @ Green Bay, WI – Browne County Arena – January 14, 2001 (5,398; sell out)
The Big Bossman pinned Tex Slazenger with the sidewalk slam
Lita fought Molly Holly to a no contest when both women attacked Steven Richards and left ringside together
The Goodfather defeated the Brooklyn Brawler
Perry Saturn pinned Crash Holly by using the ropes for leverage; after the bout, Molly Holly took down both Saturn and Terri
WWF Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian defeated the Acolytes and the Dudley Boyz in an elimination match; the Hardyz were eliminated after a Diamond Cutter from Bubba Ray Dudley; Bubba was pinned after being hit with one of the title belts
Val Venis pinned K-Kwick with the fisherman’s suplex
Steve Blackman pinned Bull Buchanon with an inside cradle
WWF World Champion Kurt Angle defeated Chris Jericho with a small package and using the tights for leverage
WWE (Smackdown!) @ Vancouver, British Columbia – PNE Agrodome – January 14, 2012 (4,000)
Included an opening in-ring segment with Hornswoggle, who was interrupted by WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes; Rhodes shoved Hornswoggle and said he would be like the Ultimate Warrior when he holds both the WWE IC and World Titles, after he wins the Royal Rumble match
Ted Dibiase Jr. pinned Jinder Mahal with Dream Street; after the bout, WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes attacked Rhodes and dropped him with Crossroads
Trent Barreta & Yoshi Tatsu defeated Drew McIntyre & Heath Slater when Tatsu pinned McIntyre
Hunico (w/ Camacho) pinned Ezekiel Jackson with the frog splash; after the bout, WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes attacked Jackson and dropped him with Crossroads
WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes pinned Justin Gabriel with Crossroads; after the bout, Ted Dibiase Jr. and Hornswoggle made the save
Alicia Fox pinned Natalya Neidhart; after the bout, Natalya attacked guest referee Aksana and put her in the Sharpshooter
Sheamus pinned Wade Barrett with the boot to the face
The Big Show defeated World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan via disqualification when Wade Barrett and Jinder Mahal attacked the challenger; after the match, Sheamus made the save against Barrett and Mahal

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