Wrestling History in January
Happy New Year!
On 5th January in wrestling history we saw Jushin 'Thunder' Liger wrestle his last match at the first ever two-night Wrestle Kingdom.
On 6th January in wrestling history, did Ric Flair really lose a championship if he ignores it?
On 7th January in wrestling history, WWE's show at Madison Square Garden saw a HUGE HHH return as well as unlikely new tag champs.
On 8th January in wrestling history, Edge became the first person in WWE history to cash in their Money In The Bank Briefcase after a gruelling Elimination Chamber match.
On January 9th in wrestling history, Edge and Lita attempted to celebrate Edge's WWE Title win in their own special way - with a live sex show on Raw!
On January 11th in wrestling history, WWE presented the first ever Monday Night Raw in New York City, and Alexa Bliss brought the fire to Randy Orton.
On this day in wrestling history, Tessa Blanchard won the IMPACT World Championship in a history-making match, and the first two NXT UK TakeOver events took place.
On January 13th in wrestling history, Triple H rolled out a fake Mankind but was shocked to see the response from a returning Cactus Jack!
On 14th January in wrestling history, Bobbby Lashley won the WWE Intercontinental Title for the first time.
On 15th January in wrestling history, the first Royal Rumble took place and WWE crowned their first ever UK Champion.
On January 16th in wrestling history, Chris Benoit defeated Sid Vicious for the WCW Championship on the night before he left the company.
On 17th January in wrestling history, The Mountie defeated Bret Hart to begin a two day reign as WWE Intercontinental Champion.
On 18th January 1971, Bruno Sammartino lost the WWWF Championship after a record reign that will never be beaten in length.
"With a tear...In my eye" On January 19th in wrestling history, Ric Flair won the greatest Royal Rumble match of all time.
On 20th January back in 2002, Triple H won his first Royal Rumble and two legends laced up the boots in the company for the first time since 1993.
On 21st January in wrestling history, 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin made WWE history by winning his third and final Royal Rumble match.
On January 22nd in wrestling history, Bret Hart and Lex Luger became the first ever co-winners of the Royal Rumble and The Undertaker ‘ascended to heaven’ at the last WWE Royal Rumble to take place on a Saturday.
On 23rd January in wrestling history, Hulk Hogan won his first WWF World Championship and changed the course of wrestling history.
On January 24th in wrestling history, a HUGE amount of notable events have occurred including Vince McMahon winning the Royal Rumble.
On January 25th in wrestling history, WWE have crowned a number of Royal Rumble winners.
On 26th January in wrestling history, there have been numerous WWE Royal Rumbles.
On January 27th in wrestling history, The Rock marched into his first WWE title match in nine years and defeated CM Punk at the Royal Rumble.
On 28th January in wrestling history, one of the all time biggest nights in women's wrestling took place when Asuka won the first women's Royal Rumble and Ronda Rousey made her WWE debut.
On January 29th in wrestling, Rey Mysterio became the smallest man to win the Royal Rumble in 2006 with a record setting performance.