This Day In Wrestling History – January 16th
2009 – WWE releases Bob Holly after a 15 year run with the company.
In 1995, The WWF holds an event at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. The results:
– Aldo Montoya defeated Steven Dunn.
– Duke Droese defeated Timothy Well.
– Henry Godwinn defeated Bob Holly.
– WWF Women’s Champion Bull Nakano defeated Alundra Blayze.
– The Undertaker defeated Tatanka.
– Bret Hart defeated Owen Hart with the Sharpshooter in a No Holds Barred match.
– The Allied Powers (The British Bulldog & Lex Luger) defeated Bam Bam Bigelow & King Kong Bundy by disqualification.
– WWF Champion Diesel defeated Jeff Jarrett
In 2000, the final WCW Souled Out was held in Cincinnati, Ohio. The card had to be quickly shuffled due to injuries to Bret Hart and Jeff Jarrett in the lead up to the event. This was also the last WCW event for Perry Saturn, Dean Malenko & Chris Benoit before they left for the WWF
– Billy Kidman defeated Dean Malenko (with Shane Douglas) in a Catch-as-Catch Can Match
– Vampiro defeated David Flair (with Daffney) & Crowbar in a Triple Threat match
– Big Vito & Johnny The Bull (with Disco Inferno) defeated The Harris Brothers (Ron & Don)
– Oklahoma defeats Madusa to win the WCW Cruiserweight Title
– Brian Knobbs defeats Fit Finlay, Norman Smiley & Meng in a Fatal Four Way Match to retain the WCW Hardcore Title
– Billy Kidman defeated Perry Saturn (with Shane Douglas) in a Bunkhouse match
– Booker T (with Midnight) defeated Stevie Ray by DQ
– Tank Abbott defeated Jerry Flynn
– Buff Bagwell defeated Diamond Dallas Page in a Last Man Standing match
– The Wall (with Shane Douglas) defeated Billy Kidman in a Caged Heat match
– Kevin Nash defeated Terry Funk in a Hardcore Match to become the new WCW Commissioner
– Chris Benoit defeated Sid Vicious with Arn Anderson as special guest referee to win the vacant WCW World Title. Benoit was stripped of the title the following night, as he left WCW for the WWF
In 2005, TNA Final Resolution was held in Orlando, Florida
– Monty Brown defeats Diamond Dallas Page & Kevin Nash in an Elimination Match
– America’s Most Wanted (James Storm & Chris Harris) defeat Team Canada (Bobby Roode & Eric Young) to win the NWA Tag Team Titles
– AJ Styles defeats Petey Williams & Chris Sabin in an Ultimate X Match to win the TNA X-Division Title
– Jeff Jarrett defeats Monty Brown to retain the NWA World Title
1963 – Dory Funk defeats Gene Kiniski to win the Amarillo NWA North American Heavyweight Title in Lubbock, Texas
1967 – Fritz von Erich defeats Joe Blanchard to win the Texas Heavyweight Title
1970 – Fred Blassie & Don Carson defeat Pepe Lopez & El Medico to win the NWA Americas Tag Team Title in Los Angeles, California. At the same event, Rocky Johnson defeats Great Kojika to win the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title
1981 – Steve O defeated Kevin Sullivan for the NWA National Television Title in Atlanta, Georgia
1981 – Ernie Ladd defeated Jake Roberts to win the MSW Louisiana Title
1982 – Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Dory Funk Jr. & Terry Funk to win the Florida NWA North American Tag Team Title in St. Petersburg, Florida
1982 – Matt Borne & Rip Oliver defeated Rocky Johnson and Iceman King Parsons to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title
1985 – Ted DiBiase defeated Brad Armstrong to win the MSW North American Title
1985 – Rick Rude defeats Pez Whatley for the Florida NWA Southern Heavyweight Title in Tampa, Florida
1992 – Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton defeat Ricky Steamboat & Dustin Rhodes to win the WCW Tag Team Titles
2004 – Harry Smith defeats Karnage to win the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title in Calgary, Alberta
2005 – La Resistance defeat William Regal & Jonathan Coachman (subbing for the injured Eugene) to win the World Tag Team Titles
2005 – Jamal & Taiyo Kea defeat Hiroshi Tanahashi & Yutaka Yoshie to win the vacant AJPW Unified World Tag Team Titles
2009 – La Sombra & Volador Jr defeat Averno & Mephisto to win the CMLL Tag Team Titles
2012 – Jack Swagger defeats Zack Ryder to win the WWE United States Title
Happy birthday to former WWF wrestler Rick Bognar (44)
Also, today would have been the birthday of legendary manager Sir Oliver Humperdink (65)