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This Day In Wrestling History – April 25th‏



Events

In 1999, WWF held Backlash: In Your House was held in Providence, Rhode Island. This would be the final PPV to carry the In Your House tagline

– The Ministry of Darkness (Bradshaw, Faarooq & Mideon) defeat The Brood (Edge, Christian & Gangrel)
– Al Snow defeats Hardcore Holly to win the WWF Hardcore Title
– The Godfather defeats Goldust to retain the WWF Intercontinental Title
– The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg & Billy Gunn) defeat Owen Hart & Jeff Jarrett
– Mankind defeats Paul Wight in a Boiler Room Brawl
– Triple H defeats X-Pa
– The Undertaker defeats Ken Shamrock
– Steve Austin defeats The Rock in a No Holds Barred Match with Shane McMahon as special guest referee to retain the WWF Title

In 2010, WWE Extreme Rules was held in Baltimore, Maryland

– CM Punk defeats Rey Mysterio. Had Punk lost, he would have had to shave his head
– JTG defeats Shad Gaspard in a Strap Match
– Jack Swagger defeats Randy Orton in an Extreme Rules Match to retain the World Heavyweight Title
– Sheamus defeats Triple H in a Street Fight
– Beth Phoenix defeats Michelle McCool in an Extreme Makeover Match to win the WWE Womens Title
– Edge defeats Chris Jericho in a Cage Match
– John Cena defeats Batista in a Last Man Standing Match to retain the WWE Title

Title Changes

1971 – Dusty Rhodes defeats Sputnik Monroe to win the TSW Brass Knucks Title

1989 – Jerry Lawler defeats Master of Pain to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title

1992 – Jimmy Snuka defeats Salvatore Bellomo in the final of a tournament to become the first NWA-ECW Champion

2000 – on Smackdown, Dean Malenko defeats Scotty 2 Hotty to win the WWF Light Heavyweight Title. Also, Crash Holly defeats Matt Hardy to win the WWF Hardcore Title

2000 – on Thunder, David Arquette & Diamond Dallas Page defeat Eric Bischoff & Jeff Jarrett (Arquette pins Bischoff to win the WCW World Title)

Birthdays

Happy birthday to CZW star Sabian (32)


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