This Day In Old School Wrestling History (January 18th) – Stone Cold Wins His 2nd Royal Rumble (Video), An Upset Bigger Than The End of The Undertaker’s WrestleMania Streak


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JANUARY 18, 1971

The day that Bruno Sammartino lost his WWWF World Heavyweight Championship to Ivan Koloff.

Those who witnessed the match live described it as a bigger upset than Brock Lesnar breaking The Undertaker’s streak, as literally no one saw this coming, no one expected Ivan to win and become champion.

That night in Madison Square Garden after the match was over, you could hear a pin drop.


Bruno Sammartino vs. Ivan Koloff (MSG 1971-01-18) von WWFOldSchool


JANUARY 18, 1986

Sting (Flash) & The Ultimate Warrior (Justice) teamed up as the Blade Runners in a match thair aired on CWA Memphis Wrestling TV that day.

One of the strongest Professional Wrestlers of all time, Ted Arcidi wrestled enhancement talent AJ Petruzzi.

Freddie Blassie, Nikolai Volkoff & The Iron Sheik were guests on Jesse “The Body” Ventura’s Body Shop Interview segment.

George “The Animal” Steele, now a babyface, wrestled Mr. X, which was WWF referee Danny Davis under a mask.

“Mr. Wonderful” Paul Roma cut a promo on Ivan Putski.

Danny Spivey & The Junkyard Dog danced with some young fans in the ring after winning a Tag Team match.

Roddy Piper has some words for “The Living Legend” Bruno Sammartino before their upcoming Cage Match.


Roddy Piper Promo on Bruno Sammartino (01-18-1986) von WWFOldSchool


JANUARY 18, 1992

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper cut a promo about the upcoming Royal Rumble PPV.


Roddy Piper Promo on The Mountie (01-18-1992) von WWFOldSchool


JANUARY 18, 1993

WATCH NOW: The full episode of WWF Monday Night RAW from that night


WWF Monday Night RAW – 1993-01-18 von WWFOldSchool


JANUARY 18, 1998

The annual Royal Rumble PPV happened that night and “Stone Cold” managed to win the 30 Man Rumble match for the second year in a row.


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