Today In History (1/17): Test Wins Gold, WWF Super Astros, WCW Souled Out '99, TNA Genesis '10

- Samuel Shaw (born January 17, 1984) turns 33

- Muhammad Ali (January 17, 1942 June 3, 2016)

- Iron Mike Sharpe (October 28, 1951 January 17, 2016)


NWA Western States: January 17, 1957
in the Sports Arena in Amarillo, Texas

- Leo Newman defeated Tommy Phelps
- Doug Donovan defeated Rip Rogers
- Don Curtis defeated John Tolos
- Duke Keomuka defeated Tokyo Joe
- Dory Funk (c) vs. Ray Gunkel ended in a Double Count Out [1:1] in a Best Of Two Out Of Three Falls NWA Southwest States Junior Heavyweight Championship Match

AWA: January 17, 1961
in St. Paul, Minnesota

- George Scott defeated George Grant
- Larry Hennig vs. Nick Roberts - Draw
- Gene Kiniski defeated Joe Scarpello
- Bob Rasmussen & Verne Gagne vs. Hard Boiled Haggerty & Lenny Montana - Draw (1:1) in a Best Two Out Of Three Falls Non Title Tag Team Match
- Verne Gagne & Wilbur Snyder defeated Hard Boiled Haggerty & Lenny Montana in a Non Title Tag Team Match

NWA Big Time Wrestling: January 17, 1967
in Dallas, Texas

- Danny Plechas vs. Tojo Yamamoto ends in a Draw
- Ronnie Etchison defeated Blackjack Daniels
- Chief Little Eagle defeated Skandor Akbar
- Kinji Shibuya defeated Tim Geohagen
- Al Costello & Karl von Brauner defeated Bearcat Wright & Ernie Ladd

WWWF in MSG: January 17, 1977
at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York

- Jose Gonzales vs. Pete Sanchez ended in a Draw
- Doug Gilbert defeated Don Serrano
- Greg Gagne defeated Johnny Rodz
- Nikolai Volkoff & Tor Kamata defeated Dominic DeNucci & Manuel Soto
- Pat Patterson (c) defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna to retain the WWF North American Heavyweight Championship
- Bobo Brazil defeated Stan Stasiak by DQ
- Billy White Wolf & Chief Jay Strongbow (c) defeated The Executioners (Executioner 1 & Executioner 2) to retain the WWF Tag Team Championship
- Bruiser Brody vs. Ivan Putski ended in a Double DQ
- Ken Patera defeated Bruno Sammartino (c) by Count Out in a WWF Heavyweight Championship Match

Stampede Wrestling: January 17, 1980
in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

- Andre Zvezda defeated Eric Embry
- Yan Ky defeated Joe Ventura by DQ
- Bret Hart defeated Tom Stanton
- Lynn Denton defeated Hiroshi Yagi
- Bobby Bass & Cuban Assassin defeated Hubert Gallant & Leo Burke by DQ
- Mr. Sekigawa (c) vs. Keith Hart ended in a No Contest in a STAMPEDE North American Title Match

WWF Superstars of Wrestling: January 17, 1987
at the Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey

- Ricky Steamboat defeated Barry O
- Kamala (w/ Kim Chee) defeated Don Driggers
- Demolition (Ax & Smash) (w/ Johnny V) defeated Mario Mancini & Salvatore Bellomo
- Hercules (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Jim Parks
- The Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell) defeated Iron Mike Sharpe & Terry Gibbs

WWF Wrestling Challenge: January 17, 1988
at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee

- Dark match: Billy Jack Haynes & Ken Patera defeated Hercules & King Harley Race by DQ
- Jake Roberts defeated Gino Carabello
- Demolition (Ax & Smash) (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated Omar Atlas & Rex King
- Jim Duggan defeated Joe Mirto
- Rick Rude (w/ Bobby Heenan) defeated Van Van Horne
- The Young Stallions (Jim Powers & Paul Roma) defeated Los Conquistadores (Conquistador Dos & Conquistador Uno)
- The Ultimate Warrior defeated Brian Costello
- Butch Reed, The Bolsheviks (Boris Zhukov & Nikolai Volkoff) & The One Man Gang (w/ Slick) defeated Lanny Poffo, Rick Hunter & The Killer Bees (B. Brian Blair & Jim Brunzell)

WWF Wrestling Challenge: January 17, 1993
at the Dane County Coliseum in Madison, Wisconsin

- Ric Flair defeated Jim Powers
- The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) defeated Dale Wolfe
- Bam Bam Bigelow defeated George Anderson
- Lance Cassidy defeated Dave Sigfrids
- Razor Ramon defeated Jerry Fox

Smoky Mountain Wrestling: January 17, 1993
in Johnson City, Tennessee

- Nightstalker defeated Reno Riggins
- Tim Horner defeated Paul Orndorff
- Dirty White Boy vs. Tracy Smothers ended in a Time Limit Draw
- The Heavenly Bodies (Stan Lane & Tom Prichard) defeated Dutch Mantel & Jimmy Golden by DQ in a SMW Tag Team Title #1 Contenders Match
- Kevin Sullivan defeated Brian Lee
- Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) (c) defeated The Heavenly Bodies (Stan Lane & Tom Prichard) to retain the SMW Tag Team Championship

WCW Main Event: January 17, 1993
at the Georgia Mountains Center in Gainesville, Georgia

- Ron Simmons defeated Tony Atlas
- Erik Watts defeated Rip Rogers
- The Wrecking Crew (Wrecking Crew Fury & Wrecking Crew Rage) defeated Terry Bronson & Tommy Angel
- Big Van Vader & Paul Orndorff (w/ Harley Race) vs. Cactus Jack & The Barbarian ended in a Double DQ

WWF Monday Night RAW: January 17, 1994
at the Smelling Moon Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia

- Owen Hart (w/ Bret Hart) defeated Terry Austin
- Tatanka defeated George South
- Diesel (w/ Shawn Michaels) defeated Scott Powers
- Randy Savage defeated Irwin R. Schyster by disqualification

ECW Hardcore TV: January 17, 1995
in the Viking Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

- Paul Lauria defeated Mikey Whipwreck
- Al Snow defeated Osamu Nishimura
- The Pitbulls (Pitbull #1 & Pitbull #2) defeated Bad Breed (Axl Rotten & Ian Rotten) in a Loosing Team Must Split Tag Team Match

WCW Saturday Night: January 17, 1998
at The Forum Civic Center in Rome, Georgia

- The Faces of Fear (Meng & The Barbarian) defeated Bobby Eaton & Bobby Walker
- John Nord defeated Lizmark Jr.
- Hector Garza, Rey Mysterio Jr. & Super Calo defeated La Parka, Psychosis & Silver King
- Chris Adams defeated Dave Taylor
- Johnny Attitude defeated Lenny Lane
- Prince Iaukea defeated Bobby Blaze
- The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge & Rocco Rock) defeated Disorderly Conduct (Mean Mike & Tough Tom)
- Rick Martel defeated Hardbody Harrison
- Rick Steiner defeated Scott Norton & Vincent in a Two On One Handicap Match
- Diamond Dallas Page (c) defeated Eddie Guerrero to retain the WCW United States Championship

WWF Shotgun Saturday Night: January 17, 1998
at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Pennsylvania

- Dark Match: Black Bart defeated The Brooklyn Brawler
- Owen Hart defeated Brian Christopher (w/ Jerry Lawler)
- Faarooq defeated Mark Shrader
- Los Boricuas (Jesus Castillo & Jose Estrada) (w/ Miguel Perez,Jr. & Savio Vega) vs. The Truth Commission (Recon & Sniper) (w/ Kurrgan & The Jackyl) - Double DQ
- Steve Blackman defeated Al Phillips
- Tom Brandi defeated Jimmy Cicero

WWF Heat: January 17, 1999
at the Montagne Center in Beaumont, Texas

- Tiger Ali Singh defeated Gillberg in a Non-Title Singles Match
- Scorpio defeated Mark Henry
- Jeff Jarrett & Owen Hart (w/Debra) defeated The Brood (Edge & Gangrel)
- The Godfather (w/ 3 Hos) defeated Goldust
- Chyna defeated Vince McMahon in a Arm Wrestling Match

WCW Souled Out: January 17, 1999
from the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia

- Chris Benoit defeated Mike Enos
- Norman Smiley defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
- Fit Finlay defeated Van Hammer
- Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Wrath
- Lex Luger defeated Konnan
- Chris Jericho (w/ Ralphus) defeated Saturn in a Loser Wears A Dress Match
- Kidman (c) defeated Juventud Guerrera, Psychosis & Rey Mysterio Jr. in a Four Corners Match to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Championship
- David & Ric Flair (w/ Arn Anderson) defeated Barry Windham & Curt Hennig
- Bill Goldberg defeated Scott Hall in a Stun Gun Ladder match

WWF Super Astros: January 17, 1999
at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas

- El Hijo del Santo defeated Rey Ortiz
- Apolo Dantes & Papi Chulo vs. El Merenguero & Miguel Perez,Jr. ended in a No Contest

WCW Monday Nitro: January 17, 2000
in the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio

- Kidman defeated Psychosis
- Big T (w/ Stevie Ray) defeated Booker T
- Vampiro defeated Disco Inferno (w/ Big Vito & Johnny The Bull)
- Crowbar & David Flair (w/ Daffney) (c) defeated 3-Count (Shane Helms & Shannon Moore) (w/ Evan Karagias) to retain the WCW World Tag Team Championship
- Tank Abbott defeated The Maestro (w/ Symphony) in a Shoot Fight
- TEAM2000 (Masahiro Chono & Super J) defeated The Varsity Club (Mike Rotunda & Rick Steiner) (w/ Leia Meow)
- Sid Vicious defeated The Wall
WATCH: Billy Kidman' vs. The Wall in a Steel Cage Match
- The Total Package (w/ Elizabeth) defeated Bam Bam Bigelow
- Diamond Dallas Page defeated Buff Bagwell

WWF Monday Night RAW: January 17, 2000
at the New Haven Coliseum in New Haven, Connecticut

- Test defeated The Big Bossman (c) to win the WWF European Championship
- D-Lo Brown & The Godfather (w / Hos) defeated Christian & Edge
- Kurt Angle defeated Steve Blackman
- The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Faarooq) defeated Triple H & X-Pac (w/ Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley) by DQ
- Jeff Hardy (w/ Matt Hardy & Terri Runnels) defeated Buh Buh Ray Dudley (w/ D-Von Dudley)
- Phatu Rikishi (w/ Grand Master Sexay & Scotty 2 Hotty) defeated Chris Jericho (c) by DQ in a WWF Intercontinental Championship Match
- Kane (w/ Tori) defeated Prince Albert
- The New Age Outlaws (Mr. Ass & The Road Dogg) defeated The Big Show & The Rock

WCW Thunder: January 15, 2001
at the Allen County War Memorial in Fort Wayne, Indiana

- Rick Steiner defeated Kwee Wee
- Meng (c) defeated Bam Bam Bigelow in a hardcore match to retain the WCW Hardcore Championship
- Ron Harris defeated Norman Smiley
- Lex Luger & Buff Bagwell defeated Kronik
- Mike Awesome defeated Billy Kidman
WATCH: GI Bro vs. Mike Awesome in a Ambulance Match
- Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated General Rection
- Diamond Dallas Page defeated Jeff Jarrett via disqualification

WWE Friday Night Smackdown: January 17, 2002
at the Centurytel Arena in Bossier City, Louisiana

- William Regal defeated Rob Van Dam
- Billy (w/ Chuck) defeated Tajiri (w/ Torrie Wilson)
- Diamond Dallas Page defeated The Big Bossman
- Rikishi defeated Christian & Lance Storm in a Two On One Handicap Over The Top Challenge
- Test defeated Edge by DQ
- Steve Austin & Triple H defeated Booker T & Kurt Angle

WWE Velocity: January 17, 2004
at the Mohegan Sun Hotel & Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut

- Dark Match: Akio defeated Paul London
- Billy Kidman defeated Arch Kincaid
- Ultimo Dragon defeated Shannon Moore
WATCH FULL MATCH: Ultimo Dragon vs. Rey Mysterio in WCW
- Matt Morgan defeated Orlando Jordan
- Bradshaw defeated A-Train
WATCH: Bradshaw vs. Jeff Hardy in a Harcore Match

TNA Xplosion: January 17, 2004
in Nashville, Tennessee at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds

- Sonny Siaki & Trinity defeated Chris Hero & Poison
- 3 Live Kru (BG James, Konnan & Ron Killings) defeated Delirious, Dylan Kage & Vordell Walker
- Chris Sabin defeated Gutter
- Shark Boy defeated Jimmy Jacobs

WWE Monday Night RAW: January 17, 2005
at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

- La Resistance (Robert Conway & Sylvain Grenier) & Maven defeated Rosey, Shelton Benjamin & The Hurricane
- Shawn Michaels defeated Christian (w/ Tyson Tomko)
- Batista defeated Viscera
- Chris Jericho defeated Chris Benoit
- Gene Snitsky vs. Kane in a No Holds Barred Match Ended in a no contest

TNA iMPACT!: January 17, 2008
in the TNA Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida

- Tomko defeated Eric Young
- ODB defeated Angelina Love
- Kaz defeated Senshi
- Abyss defeated Lance Hoyt (w/ Jimmy Rave)
- Robert Roode (w/ Payton Banks) defeated Sonjay Dutt
- Christian Cage defeated AJ Styles and Samoa Joe in a TNA World Heavyweight Title #1 Contendership Three Way Elimination Match
- Dark match: Jay Lethal defeated Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin and Johnny Devine and Petey Williams and Sonjay Dutt in a Six Way Match

Sara Del Rey vs. Misty Haven - C*4 Wrestling: January 4, 2009

TNA Genesis: January 17, 2010
at the TNA Impact! Zone in Orlando, Florida

- Amazing Red (c) defeated Brian Kendrick to retain the TNA X-Division Championship
- Sean Morley defeated Daniels
- Tara defeated ODB (c) in a Two Out of Three Falls match to become the new TNA Women's Knockout Champion
- Matt Morgan and Hernandez defeated The British Invasion (Brutus Magnus and Doug Williams) (c) to become the new TNA World Tag Team Champions
- Desmond Wolfe defeated D'Angelo Dinero
- Beer Money, Inc. (Robert Roode and James Storm) defeated Kevin Nash and Syxx-Pac
- Ken Anderson defeated Abyss
- AJ Styles (c) defeated Kurt Angle to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship

WWF Monday Night RAW: January 17, 2011
at Verizon Arena in Little Rock, Arkansas

- Dark Match: William Regal defeated Johnny Curtis
- Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (w/ Tamina) c) defeated The Uso Brothers (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship (WATCH HERE)
- John Morrison defeated Daniel Bryan (w/ Brie Bella & Nikki Bella) (WATCH HERE)
- Randy Orton defeated Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) (WATCH HERE)
- Natalya defeated Maryse (WATCH HERE)
- Mark Henry defeated Ted DiBiase in an Over The Top Rope Challenge (WATCH HERE)
- CM Punk defeated John Cena by DQ (WATCH HERE)
- Dark Match: John Cena & Randy Orton defeated CM Punk & The Miz (with Michael Cole as Special guest referee

Ring of Honor Wrestling: January 17, 2011
at the The Arena, formally the home of Extreme Championship Wrestling

- The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe) defeated The Elite (Adam Revolver & Ted McNaler)
- MsChif defeated Daizee Haze
- Christopher Daniels defeated Chris Hero (w/ Sara Del Rey & Shane Hagadorn)

WWE Classics "Renegade Rumblings" - January 2012

TNA Xplosion: January 17, 2012
in Orlando, Florida at the Universal Studios

- Jesse Sorensen defeated Zema Ion

WWE "Classic Moment of the Week": Edge wins the 2010 Royal Rumble Match - January 17, 2012

TNA iMPACT!: January 17, 2013
in the TNA Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida

- James Storm & Jeff Hardy defeated Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels & Kazarian) (WATCH HERE)
- Kenny King defeated Christian York (WATCH HERE)
- Velvet Sky defeated Gail Kim in a TNA Women's Knockout Title #1 Contendership Match (WATCH HERE)

WWE Superstars: January 18, 2013
at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas

- Kofi Kingston defeated Michael McGillicutty (WATCH HERE)
- Zack Ryder defeated JTG (WATCH HERE)

WWE Classics "New Year, New Attitude" - January 2013

WWE Superstars: January 17, 2014
at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island

- Xavier Woods defeated Brodus Clay
- The Prime Time Players (Darren Young & Titus O'Neil) defeated 3MB (Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal) (w/ Heath Slater)

WWE Friday Night Smackdown: January 17, 2014
at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts

- The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn & The Road Dogg) defeated The Brotherhood (Cody Rhodes & Goldust) (WATCH HERE)
- Rey Mysterio defeated Alberto Del Rio (WATCH HERE)
- Naomi (w/ Cameron) defeated Tamina Snuka (w/ AJ Lee) (WATCH HERE)
- Big E. Langston defeated Fandango (w/ Summer Rae) (WATCH HERE)
- The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) defeated The Real Americans (Antonio Cesaro & Jack Swagger) (w/ Zeb Colter) (WATCH HERE)
- Dark Match: CM Punk defeated The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns)
WATCH: In-Ring Segment, CM Punk gets chokeslammed by "Director of Operations" Kane: SmackDown, Jan. 17, 2014

Ring of Honor Wrestling: January 17, 2015
at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville, Tennessee

- Frankie Kazarian (w/ Christopher Daniels) defeated Cedric Alexander
- Donovan Dijak defeated Jake Dirden in a Top Prospect Tournament 2015 First Round Match
- Jay Briscoe (c) defeated Matt Taven (w/ Maria Kanellis & Michael Bennett) to retain the ROH World Championship

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