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- Antonio Honda (born January 2, 1978) turns 38


NWA Georgia Championship Wrestling: January 2, 1959
in the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium in Atlanta, Georgia

- Doug Gilbert & Johnny Gilbert defeated Ali Bey & Jack O'Brien
- Chief Little Eagle defeated Bob Shipp
- The Great Bolo defeated Nick Roberts
- Freddie Blassie defeated Ray Gunkel (c) to win the NWA Georgia Southern Heavyweight Championship

NWA Big Time Wrestling: January 2, 1968
in Dallas, Texas

- Pepe Gomez defeated Danny Plechas by DQ
- Bob Taylor defeated Tom Bradley
- Sputnik Monroe defeated Mike Paidousis
- Fritz von Erich defeated Gary Hart by Count Out
- Chris Markoff & The Spoiler defeated Billy Red Lyons & Joe Blanchard

NWA Hollywood: January 2, 1969
in Bakersfield, California

- Pepper Martin defeated The Masked Raider
- Jack Garfano vs. Rocky Montero ended in a Draw
- George Cannon defeated Tony Romano
- The Medic defeated The Stomper by DQ
- Fred Blassie & Harley Race defeated Black Gordman & Hahn Lee [2-1] in a Best Of Two Out Of Three Falls Match
- Harley Race won a Battle Royal

Stampede Wrestling: January 2, 1987
in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

- Ben Bassarab, Davey Boy Smith & Owen Hart defeated Gama Singh, Makhan Singh & Viet Cong in a Steel Cage Six Man Tag Team Match

WCW Saturday Night: January 2, 1993
at the Center Stage Theater in Atlanta, Georgia

- Cactus Jack & The Barbarian defeated Johnny Gunn & The Z-Man
- Erik Watts defeated Mustapha Saed
- Dustin Rhodes defeated Vinnie Vegas in a WCW United States Heavyweight Title Tournament Quarter Final Match
- Flyin' Brian & Steve Austin defeated Larry Santo & Rikki Nelson
- Tony Atlas (w/ Cactus Jack) defeated Van Hammer in a WCW United States Heavyweight Title Tournament Quarter Final Match
- Barry Windham defeated Johnny B. Badd in a WCW United States Heavyweight Title Tournament Quarter Final Match
WATCH: The Great Muta vs. Barry Windham clash in BattleBowl at WCW Starrcade 1992
- Ricky Steamboat defeated Danny Spivey in a WCW United States Heavyweight Title Tournament Quarter Final Match

WWF Superstars of Wrestling: January 2, 1993
at the Expo Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin

- Mr. Perfect defeated The Berzerker
- Yokozuna (w/ Mr. Fuji) defeated George Anderson
- Marty Jannetty defeated Tom Stone
- Damien Demento defeated Mitch Bishop
WATCH: Damien Demento vs. The Undertaker' on the First Ever RAW
- Crush defeated Dave Sigfrids
WATCH: Goldust' vs. Crush on RAW

WWF Wrestling Challenge: January 2, 1994
at the Springfield Civic Center in Springfield, Massachusetts

- Tatanka defeated Tony Devito
- Headshrinkers (Fatu & Samu) defeated John Chrystal & Russ Greenburg
- Doink The Clown defeated Duane Gill
- Men on a Mission (Mabel & Mo) defeated Chris Duffy & Reno Riggins
- Irwin R. Schyster defeated Mike Khoury
WATCH FULL MATCH: Irwin R. Schyster vs. Undertaker' at Royal Rumble' 1995
- Shawn Michaels defeated Bert Centeno
WATCH FULL MATCH: Shawn Michaels vs. Max Moon on the First Ever RAW

ECW Hardcore TV: January 2, 1996
in the Viking Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

- Mikey Whipwreck defeated Too Cold Scorpio (c) in an ECW World Tag Team Title / ECW World Television Title Match
WATCH FULL MATCH: Too Cold Scorpio vs. Dean Malenko' for the ECW Television Championship
- The Gangstas (Mustafa & New Jack) defeated The Public Enemy (Johnny Grunge & Rocco Rock)

WWF Monday Night RAW: January 2, 1995
in Liberty, New York

- Bam Bam Bigelow & Tatanka (w/ Ted DiBiase) vs. The Allied Powers (Lex Luger & The British Bulldog) ended in a Double Countout
- Duke Droese defeated Mike Bell
- Jeff Jarrett defeated Buck Quartermaine
- The Allied Powers (Lex Luger & British Bulldog) defeated Bam Bam Bigelow & Tatanka

WWF Monday Night RAW: January 2, 1996
at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware

- World Tag Team Champions, The Smoking Gunns defeated Razor Ramon and Savio Vega, Owen Hart and Yokozuna (w/Jim Cornette and Mr. Fuji), and Sycho Sid and The 1-2-3 Kid (w/Ted DiBiase) in a "RAW Bowl" tag team Battle Royal
- Diesel defeated King Mabel

ECW Hardcore TV: January 2, 1997
in the Viking Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

- Rob Van Dam defeated Chris Candido
WATCH: Rob Van Dam vs. John Kronus for the ECW Television Championship
- Raven (c) defeated Mikey Whipwreck to retain the ECW World Heavyweight Championship
WATCH: Jerry Lynn' vs. Mikey Whipwreck on ECW
- The Eliminators (John Kronus & Perry Saturn) defeated The Gangstas (Mustafa & New Jack) (c) to win the ECW World Tag Team Championship

WWF Shotgun Saturday Night: January 2, 1999
at the Pepsi Arena in Albany, New York

- Gangrel defeated Tiger Ali Singh
- Brian Christopher vs. The Blue Meanie ended in a Double DQ
WATCH: Chris Candido' vs. Brian Christopher on RAW
- The JOB Squad (Bob Holly & Scorpio) defeated LOD 2000 (Animal & Droz) and The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Faarooq) and The Disciples Of Apocalypse (8-Ball & Skull) in a Tag Team Four Way Dance

WWE Heat: January 2, 2000
at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia

- Dark Match: Taka Michinoku (w/ Funaki) defeated Papi Chulo
- D-Lo Brown & Val Venis vs. Christian & Edge – No Contest
- Mosh (w/ Thrasher) defeated Grandmaster Sexay (w/ Scotty 2 Hotty)
- The Godfather defeated Viscera
- Val Venis (c) defeated D-Lo Brown in a WWF European Title Match

WWE Friday Night Smackdown: January 2, 2003
at the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico

- John Cena defeated Rikishi
- Bill DeMott defeated Chuck Palumbo
- Billy Kidman defeated Eddie Guerrero (w/ Chavo Guerrero)
- Chris Benoit & Edge defeated Team Angle (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin) (w/ Kurt Angle) (c) by DQ in a WWE Tag Team Championship Match (7:06)
- Nunzio (w/ Jamie Noble & Nidia) defeated Crash Holly
- Brock Lesnar defeated Matt Hardy Version 1.0 (w/ Shannon Moore)

WWE Heat: January 2, 2005
at the Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi

- Dark Match: Tajiri defeated Jeremy Young
- Trish Stratus defeated Victoria (WATCH FULL MATCH HERE)
- Tyson Tomko defeated William Regal
- The Hurricane defeated Robert Conway
- Ric Flair defeated Val Venis (WATCH FULL MATCH HERE)

WWE Monday Night RAW: January 2, 2006
at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey

- Kane defeated Shawn Michaels
- Maria defeated Victoria (w/ Candice Michelle & Torrie Wilson)
- Chris Masters defeated Shelton Benjamin
- Kurt Angle (w/ Daivari) defeated John Cena in a First Blood Match
WATCH: John Cena vs. Kurt Angle in Cena's WWE' Debut on SmackDown
- Dark match: John Cena (c) defeated Kurt Angle and Triple H in a Triple Threat Match to retain the WWE Championship

ECW on Sci-Fi: January 2, 2007
at the Lakeland Center Jenkins Arena in Lakeland, Florida

- Test defeated Sabu
- Elijah Burke & Sylvester Terkay defeated The FBI (Little Guido & Tony Mamaluke) (w/ Trinity)
- Kevin Thorn (w/ Ariel) defeated Balls Mahoney
WATCH: Balls Mahoney' vs. The Miz' on ECW
- Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Rob Van Dam ended in a No Contest in a ECW World Championship Match

WWE Friday Night Smackdown: January 2, 2009
at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey

- Dark Match: R-Truth defeated Ryan Braddock
- The Great Khali (w/ Ranjin Singh) & Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) defeated Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder
- The Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel Jackson defeated Jesse & Festus
- Vladimir Kozlov defeated Hurricane Helms
- Kizarny defeated Montel Vontavious Porter
- The Hardys (Jeff & Matt Hardy) defeated Edge & The Big Show

Drake Younger vs. JC Bailey – IPW: January 2, 2010

WWE Monday Night RAW: January 2, 2012
at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee

- Dark Match: Skip Sheffield defeated Michael McGillicutty
- Daniel Bryan defeated Cody Rhodes
- Wade Barrett defeated Santino Marella
- Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) defeated CM Punk (c) by Count Out in a WWE Championship match
- The Bella Twins (Brie Bella & Nikki Bella) defeated Eve Torres & Kelly Kelly
- John Cena, The Big Show & Zack Ryder defeated Jack Swagger & Mark Henry in a Three On Two Handicap Elimination Match
- Dark Match: Jerry Lawler defeated Michael Cole in a street fight

WWE Main Event: January 2, 2013
at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia

- Antonio Cesaro (c) defeated The Great Khali (w/ Hornswoggle & Natalya) to retain the WWE United States Championship (WATCH HERE)
WATCH: Backstage segment with Natalya, Hornswoggle & The Great Khali
- Kofi Kingston defeated JTG & Justin Gabriel & Wade Barrett & Yoshi Tatsu in a Gauntlet match (WATCH HERE)

WWE NXT: January 2, 2013
at the Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida

- Bo Dallas defeated Epico (w/ Primo)
- Tamina Snuka defeated Sasha Banks
- Kassius Ohno & Leo Kruger defeated Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd
- Corey Graves defeated Seth Rollins (c) by DQ in a NXT Championship match

Eva Marie on the set of her "Muscle & Fitness Hers" cover shoot: January 2, 2014

TNA iMPACT!: January 2, 2014
in the TNA Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida

- Madison Rayne defeated Gail Kim (w/ Lei'D Tapa) (WATCH HERE)
- Chris Sabin (w/ Velvet Sky) defeated Austin Aries (c) to win the TNA X-Division Championship (WATCH HERE)
- Samuel Shaw defeated Norv Fernum (WATCH HERE)
- Bobby Roode & James Storm defeated Gunner & Kurt Angle (WATCH HERE)
- Joseph Park defeated Bully Ray by Disqualification (WATCH HERE)

WWE Friday Night Smackdown: January 2, 2015
at the Norfolk Scope in Norfolk, Virginia

- Bray Wyatt defeated Erick Rowan (WATCH HERE)
- R-Truth & The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) defeated Adam Rose, Gold & Stardust (WATCH HERE)
- The Big Show defeated Ryback by Count Out (WATCH HERE)
- Cesaro & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya) defeated Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando) (w/ El Torito) (WATCH HERE)
- Dean Ambrose vs Curtis Axel went to a No Contest when it never began (WATCH HERE)
- The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor) defeated Lance Anoa'i & Rhett Titus (WATCH HERE)
- Roman Reigns defeated Rusev (w/ Lana) by DQ (WATCH HERE)

Ring of Honor Wrestling: January 2, 2016
at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

- Dark Match: Lio Rush defeated Vinny Marseglia
- Roderick Strong (c) defeated Stevie Richards to retain the ROH World Television Championship
- Caprice Coleman defeated Will Ferrara in a No Disqualification Match
- Jonathan Gresham defeated Cedric Alexander (w/ Veda Scott)
- Michael Elgin defeated Donovan Dijak (w/ Truth Martini)

PWG Lemmy: January 2, 2016
in Reseda, California

- Brian Cage defeated Chris Dickinson
- Timothy Thatcher defeated Drew Gulak
- Sami Callihan defeated Trevor Lee
- Drew Galloway defeated Jack Evans
- Adam Cole defeated Mike Bailey
- Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Akira Tozawa
- Roderick Strong (c) defeated Chris Hero to retain the PWG World Championship

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