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This Day In Wrestling History – April 25th



Events

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)

Birthdays

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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4 Responses

  1. Chris Wiliiams says:

    David Arquette winning the world title was the nail in the coffin for WCW. That was the last I watched of them until the Shane and Vince take over on RAW that fateful Monday.

  2. Joan B. in S. C. says:

    I’ve always wondered about that TSW Brass Knuckles championship. Did the guys each get a set and just went to beating on the other? Or was it some kind of, “Brass Knuckles on a Pole,” type of thing where you had to retrieve them and you then got to use them on your opponent?

  3. Jamie says:

    I can’t vouch specifically for the TSW Title but other Brass Knuckles titles saw each wrestler beginning the match with a set. Whilst some promotions actively used brass knuckles, most saw the wrestlers compete with heavily taped wrists, giving the impression that they were wearing them

  4. Joan B. in S. C. says:

    Thanks @Jamie! I didn’t have any luck finding these on youtube, but will try again.

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