This Day In Wrestling History – April 21st‏

Apr 21, 2011 - by Jamie Cruickshank


2008 – The King of the Ring tournament is held on Raw. William Regal defeats CM Punk in the final


In 2002, WWF Backlash was held in Kansas City, Missouri

– Tajiri defeats Billy Kidman to win the WWF Cruiserweight Title
– Jazz defeats Trish Stratus to retain the WWF Womens Title
– Brock Lesnar defeats Jeff Hardy
– Kurt Angle defeats Edge
– Eddie Guerrero defeats Rob Van Dam to win the WWF Intercontinental Title
– The Undertaker defeats Steve Austin with Ric Flair as special guest referee
– Billy & Chuck defeat Maven & Al Snow to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles
– Hollywood Hulk Hogan defeats Triple H to win the WWF Undisputed Title

Title Changes

1967 – The Assassins (1 & 2) defeat The Red Raiders (Dick Dunn & Billy Garrett) to win the vacant TSW United States Tag Team Titles

1979 – Mike George defeats Jerry Stubbs to win the TSW Louisiana Title. This would be the final reign before MSWA took control of the title

1980 – Ken Patera defeats Pat Patterson to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

1982 – Bruiser Brody defeats Dory Funk Jr to win the NWA International Heavyweight Title

1984 – Ricky Steamboat defeats Dick Slater to win the NWA United States Title

1994 – Ric Flair defeats Ricky Steamboat to win the vacant WCW World Title

2004 – AJ Styles defeats Jeff Jarrett in a Cage Match to win the NWA World Title


Happy birthday to former WCW and WWF star, Ed Leslie better known as Brutus Beefcake (54), 6-time TNA X-Division Champion Jay Lethal (26) and former ECW star Axl Rotten (40)

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