ON THIS DAY — JANUARY 28 — THROUGH THE YEARS IN PRO WRESTLING

Posted January 28th, 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.
JAN. 28
JCP @ Greensboro, NC – Coliseum – January 28, 1965 (7,087)
Lorenzo Parente pinned Mike Gallagher at the 14-minute mark
The Beast defeated Eduardo Castillo via submission with a bearhug at the 6-minute mark
Luther Lindsay pinned Mike Valentino at the 8-minute mark
Penny Banner pinned Toni Rose at the 12-minute mark with a rolling cradle
Mike Clancy & Nick Kozak defeated the Viking & Nelson Royal in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match; fall #3: Clancy pinned Royal
George Becker & Johnny Weaver defeated Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson in a Best 3 out of 5 falls match; fall #5: Weaver pinned Hawk; Sonny Fargo was the guest referee for the bout
WWWF @ Willingboro, NJ – January 28, 1978
Stan Lavdis defeated Joe Turco
Baron Mikel Scicluna defeated Dennis Johnson
Gorilla Monsoon defeated Stan Stasiak
WWWF Tag Team Champion Mr. Fuji & Prof. Toru Tanaka defeated Dominic DeNucci & SD Jones
Ken Patera fought Chief Jay Strongbow to a double disqualification
JCP @ Charleston, SC – January 28, 1983
Tiny Tom defeated Little Tokyo
Ken Timbs defeated Iceman King Parsons
Jim Nelson defeated Mike Davis
Sweet Brown Sugar defeated Larry Lane
The One Man Gang defeated Jimmy Valiant via disqualification
Jack Brisco defeated Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Dory Funk Jr.
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngbloow defeated NWA Tag Team Champions Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle
WWF @ Baltimore, MD – Civic Center – January 28, 1984
SD Jones fought Rene Goulet to a time-limit draw
WWF Tag Team Champion Rocky Johnson defeated the Masked Superstar via disqualification
Jimmy Snuka defeated WWF IC Champion Don Muraco via count-out
The Invaders defeated Israel Matia & Charlie Fulton
The Wild Samoans defeated Eddie Gilbert & B. Brian Blair
Paul Orndorff defeated Bob Backlund via count-out
NJPW @ Fujioka, Japan – January 28, 1984
Shunji Kosugi defeated Kazuo Yamazaki via submission with a Boston crab
Yang Seung Hi pinned Makoto Arakawa
Kantaro Hoshino & Haruka Eigen defeated the Black Tiger & Buddy Rose when Eigen pinned Rose
Kuniaki Kobayashi pinned Baby Face
Davey Boy Smith & the Dynamite Kid defeated the Cobra & Nobuhiko Takada when Dynamite pinned Takada
Akira Maeda fought Animal Hanaguchi to a double count-out
Seiji Sagakuchi defeated Abdullah the Butcher via disqualification
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan & Iron Mike Sharpe defeated Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu when Hogan pinned Yatsu
Antonio Inoki, Tatsumi Fujinami, & Kengo Kimura defeated Rusher Kimura, Bret Hart, & Bad News Allen when Inoki pinned Bret
NWA @ Richmond, VA – Coliseum – January 28, 1989 (3,000)
Steve Casey pinned Cruel Connection #1 with a legsweep
Bobby Fulton & Tommy Rogers defeated the Commandos when Fulton pinned Boone
Ivan Koloff defeated Russian Assassin #2
Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose defeated Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane when Condrey pinned Eaton after Paul E. Dangerously’s phone was used as a weapon
Lex Luger, Michael Hayes, & the Junkyard Dog defeated Kevin Sullivan, Mike Rotunda, & Steve Williams when Luger pinned Sullivan
NWA World Champion Ric Flair pinned NWA TV Champion Rick Steiner by using the ropes for leverage
Michael Hayes won a bunkhouse battle royal by last eliminating the Russian Assassins
WWF @ Macon, GA – Coliseum – January 28, 1991 (7,500)
WWF Superstars taping:
Johnny Grey Feather (Charlie Norris) defeated an unknown
The Warlord defeated David Isley
Haku & the Barbarian defeated Pez Whatley & Jim Howard when Haku pinned Howard
The Big Bossman defeated WWF IC Champion Mr. Perfect via disqualification when Haku and the Barbarian interfered
Jake Roberts defeated Rick Martel via disqualification
The Ultimate Warrior defeated Randy Savage
The Main Event V – 2/1/91 on NBC (6.7) – featured Vince McMahon & Roddy Piper on commentary:
Hulk Hogan & Tugboat defeated Earthquake & Dino Bravo (w/ Jimmy Hart) at 8:56 when Hogan pinned Bravo; later in the broadcast, Hogan was named the #1 contender to the WWF Championship and would receive a title shot at WrestleMania VII
Jim Duggan defeated WWF World Champion Sgt. Slaughter (w/ Gen. Adnan) via disqualification at 6:50 when the champion used a steel chair on the floor; after the match, Hulk Hogan – who accompanied Duggan to the ring before the match – attempted to make the save but was also beaten down with the chair
The Legion of Doom defeated the Orient Express (w/ Mr. Fuji) at 5:11 when Road Warrior Hawk pinned Kato following the Doomsday Device (Best of the WWF: Superheroes)
WWF Superstars:
2/16/91 – included the debut of Paul Bearer as he was introduced during the Brother Love Show as the Undertaker’s new manager, with Brother Love then saying all three would be on hand at WrestleMania VII to see the Ultimate Warrior’s demise; featured the interview with Roddy Piper & Virgil from that weekend’s episode of Wrestling Challenge; included the announcement of the following matches for WrestleMania VII: Ted Dibiase vs. Virgil (w/ Roddy Piper), Earthquake vs. Greg Valentine, and Kerry Von Erich vs. Dino Bravo; featured the first vignette promoting the return of Ricky Steamboat in which he was shown breathing fire:
Tito Santana pinned Ted Oates with the flying forearm at 1:58
The Mountie (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Sonny Blaze via submission with a nerve hold at 1:20; after the bout, the Mountie handcuffed Blaze’s hands behind his back and assaulted him with the shock stick
The Nasty Boys won a 7 team battle royal by last eliminating the Legion of Doom at 6:19; other participants included: Demolition, the Orient Express, the Bushwhackers, Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty, and Paul Roma & Hercules; order of elimination: Smash by the Rockers via a double dropkick (2:20); Luke by Kato (2:40); Jannetty when Michaels accidentally dropkicked his partner out of the ring when Brian Knobbs moved out of the way (3:02); Kato by Road Warrior Hawk (4:49); Roma by Road Warrior Animal when Hercules threw his partner onto Animal, was then caught in mid-air, and dumped to the floor (5:51); Road Warrior Hawk was eliminated when Roma pulled him off the top rope as the LOD attempted the Doomsday Device on the Nasty Boys; due to pre-match stipulations, the Nasty Boys earned a WWF Tag Team Championship title match at WrestleMania VII
Kerry Von Erich pinned Darryl Woodworth with the Tornado Punch at 1:32
Rick Martel defeated Tommy Landell via submission with the Boston Crab at 1:15; after the bout, an unknown masked man came to the ring, attacked Martel, and then left the ring (the debut of the Mariner character, played by Brutus Beefcake)
2/23/91 – included Randy Savage & Sensational Sherri as guests of the Brother Love Show, with all three saying they will be there to see the Ultimate Warrior’s careeer be buried after WrestleMania VII; featured an ‘Update’ segment showing highlights from last week’s tag team battle royal, with the announcement that the Legion of Doom would face Power & Glory at WrestleMania as a result of the outcome; included the announcement of the following matches for WrestleMania VII: Demolition vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Kitao, the Mountie vs. Tito Santana, and the Rockers vs. Haku & the Barbarian; featured a vignette promoting the return of Ricky Steamboat:
The Big Bossman pinned Alan Martin at 1:08 with the sidewalk slam
The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) pinned Tommy Angel at 2:04 with the tombstone
Virgil (w/ Roddy Piper) pinned Haku (w/ Bobby Heenan & Ted Dibiase) with a roll up at 3:38 after Piper distracted Haku from the ring apron
Davey Boy Smith pinned Mike Wallace at 1:31 with the running powerslam
WWF World Champion Sgt. Slaughter (w/ Gen. Adnan) defeated defeated Dale Wolfe via submission with the Camel Clutch at1:28; after the bout, Slaughter attacked Wolfe with a chair; moments later, Slaughter whipped a medic who came out to check on Wolfe’s condition
3/2/91 – included a segment of the Brother Love Show in which Brother Love said the Ultimate Warrior had no chance of beating Randy Savage at WrestleMania VII; moments later, Warrior came out, attacked Brother Love, and destroyed the set (Brother Love’s last appearance for more than 4 years); featured an ‘Update’ segment showing the interview from last week’s Wrestling Challenge of Sgt. Slaughter setting fire to a Hulk Hogan poster; included a vignette promoting the return of Ricky Steamboat; featured comments from the ‘Queen of England’ who spoke negatively of Davey Boy Smith and picked the Warlord to beat Smith at WrestleMania:
Jake Roberts pinned Terrence Baylock at 1:04 with the DDT
The Viking (Berzerker) defeated Tommy Landel via count-out at 2:19 after throwing his opponent over the top to the floor; after the bout, the Viking jumped over the top rope onto his opponent outside the ring
Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty defeated the Brooklyn Brawler & Jerry Oates at 2:38 when Michaels pinned Oates following the double flying fistdrop
WWF IC Champion Mr. Perfect (w/ Bobby Heenan) pinned Pez Whatley at 2:32 with the Perfect Plex
Earthquake (w/ Jimmy Hart) pinned William Ford at 1:22 with the sit-down splash; after the bout, Earthquake prepared to hit the move a second time but the Mariner appeared and knocked Earthquake out after a series of headbutts
WCW @ Norfolk, VA – Scope – January 28, 1993 (1,800)
Erik Watts defeated Vinnie Vegas
The Wrecking Crew defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Joey Maggs
2 Cold Scorpio defeated Chris Benoit
Sting defeated Paul Orndorff
WCW World Champion Big Van Vader defeated Ron Simmons
Barry Windham, Steve Austin & Brian Pillman defeated WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes, WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas in an elimination match
SMW @ Barbourville, KY – Knox County High School – January 28, 1994 (750)
Anthony Michaels defeated the Hornet
Bobby Blaze defeated Killer Kyle
Tracy Smothers defeated Chris Candido
SMW Tag Team Champions Tom Prichard & Jimmy Del Ray defeated Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson
The Dirty White Boy defeated SMW Heavyweight Champion Brian Lee via disqualification
Tammy Fytch pinned the Dirty White Girl
The Dirty White Boy won a Smoky Mountain Rumble
WWF @ Philadelphia, PA – CoreStates Spectrum – January 28, 1996 (5,312)
Duke Drose & Bob Holly defeated Tatanka & Isaac Yankem DDS
Steve Austin defeated Henry Godwinn
Owen Hart defeated Hakushi
The Undertaker pinned Yokozuna after Jeff Jarrett’s interference backfired; after the bout, Yoko chased Jarrett backstage
WWF IC Champion Goldust pinned Savio Vega
Ahmed Johnson defeated Jeff Jarrett via count-out
WWF Tag Team Champions Smoking Gunns defeated Skip & Zip
Shawn Michaels pinned Hunter Hearst Helmsley with the superkick
WWF World Champion Bret Hart defeated Diesel in a steel cage match

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