This Day In Wrestling History – April 27th

Apr 27, 2012 - by Jamie Cruickshank


In 2003, WWE Backlash was held in Worcester, Massachusetts

– Team Angle (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin) defeat Los Guerreros (Eddie & Chavo) to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles – Rob Van Dam & Kane defeat The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von) with Chief Morley as special guest referee to retain the World Tag Team Titles – Jazz defeats Trish Stratus to win the WWE Womens Title – Brock Lesnar defeats John Cena to retain the WWE Title – Triple H, Ric Flair & Chris Jericho defeat Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash & Booker T – Goldberg defeats The Rock

In 2008, Backlash

– Matt Hardy defeats MVP to win the WWE United States Title – Kane defeats Chavo Guerrero to retain the ECW Title – Shawn Michaels defeats Batista with Chris Jericho as special guest referee – The Undertaker defeats Edge to retain the World Heavyweight Title – Triple H defeats Randy Orton, John Cena & JBL in a Fatal Four Way Elimination Match to win the WWE Title

Title Changes

1978 – Assassin #1 wins a tournament to win the vacant TSW Louisiana Title

1981 – Tommy Rich defeats Harley Race to win the NWA World Title

1981 – Junkyard Dog & Dick Murdoch defeat The Grappler & The Super Destroyer in a Cage Match to win the MSW Tag Team Titles

1990 – Keiji Mutoh & Masahiro Chono defeat Masa Saito & Shinya Hashimoto to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles

1992 – Lauren Davenport defeats Dirty White Girl to win the USWA Womens Title

1992 – Barry Windham defeats Steve Austin to win the WCW Television Title

1997 – Jerry Lawler defeats King Reginald to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title

2008 – Keiji Mutoh defeats Shinsuke Nakamura to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title

2008 – La Familia de Tijuana (Halloween & Extreme Tiger) defeat Mexican Powers (Joe Lider & Crazy Boy) to win the AAA Tag Team Titles


Happy birthday to one-time WWE Tag Team Champion Vladimir Kozlov (40), one-time TNA X-Division Champion Johnny Devine (38) and indy regular Lacey (29)

Also, today would have been the birthday of former World and American Heavyweight Champion Frank Gotch (134)

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