This Day In Wrestling History – April 25th

Apr 25, 2013 - by Jamie Cruickshank


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

– Al Snow defeats Hardcore Holly to win the WWF Hardcore Title
– The Godfather defeats Goldust to retain the WWF Intercontinental Title
– Mankind defeats Paul Wight in a Boiler Room Brawl
– 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

– 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

1936 – Ali Baba defeats Dick Shikat to win the World Heavyweight Title

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)


Happy birthday to current CZW Tag Team Champion Sabian (34) and former Zero-1 regular Ricky Landell (31)

Also, today would have been the birthday of Stampede Hall of Famer Mr Hito (71)

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