Daily Pro Wrestling History (04/03): WrestleMania goes Hollywood

1903 

Buffalo, New York:
– Tom Jenkins won the American Heavyweight Title by defeating Dan McLeod 

1908 

Chicago, Illinois:
– Frank Gotch defeated George Hackenschmidt to win the World Heavyweight Title

1961 

Omaha, Nebraska:
– Don Leo Jonathan defeated Dr. X (Bill Miller) for the Omaha World Heavyweight Title 

1964 

Salem, Oregon:
– The Destroyer and Art Michalik defeated Nick Bockwinkel and Nick Kozak to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles

Dothan, Alabama:
– Don Duffy defeated Dick Dunn to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title

1967 

Vancouver, British Columbia:
– Rocky Johnson and Don Leo Jonathan defeated Chris and John Tolos for the Vancouver NWA Canadian Tag Team Titles

Orlando, Florida:
– Rocket and Sputnik Monroe defeated Don Curtis and José Lothario to win the Florida NWA Southern Tag Team Titles

1969

Jacksonville, Florida:
– The Gladiator (Rick Hunter) defeated Boris Malenko to win the NWA Florida Brass Knuckles Title

Cleveland, Ohio:
– The Love Brothers (Hartford and Reginald) defeated Moose Cholak and Johnny Powers for the Buffalo NWA World Tag Team Titles

1970 

St. Joseph, Missouri:
– Roger Kirby defeated Danny Little Bear to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title 

1971

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
– AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Mad Dog Vachon COR
– Larry Hennig & Lars Anderson beat Hercules Cortez & Kenny Jay
– Strong Kobayashi beat Bill Christy
– Nick Bockwinkel beat Paul Diamond
– Blackjack Lanza beat Billy Red Cloud
– Big K beat George Gadaski

1976 

Portland, Oregon:
– Dutch Savage defeated Jesse Ventura to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Title 

1979 

Portland, Oregon:
– Adrian Adonis and Ron Starr defeated Killer Tim Brooks and Roddy Piper for the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Titles

1980 

Tokyo, Japan:
– Antonio Inoki defeated Stan Hansen for the NWF Heavyweight Title 

1982 

Cloverdale, British Columbia, Canada:
– The Canadian Wrecking Crew (Terry Adonis and Bruiser Costa) defeated Dean Ho and Sonny Myers for the Vancouver NWA International Tag
Team Titles

1983

Greensboro, North Carolina:
– Dick Slater won the NWA Television Title from Roddy Piper

Tokyo, Japan:
– Riki Choshu defeated Tatsumi Fujinami to win the WWF International Heavyweight Title

1991

Alexandria, Louisiana: 
– Rip Morgan pinned Rudy Gonzalez
– Tim Horner pinned Dutch Mantell
– Black Bart pinned Brad Armstrong
– The Junkyard Dog & Tommy Rich defeated Dr. X & Moondog Rex
– Bobby Eaton pinned Terrance Taylor
– WCW Tag Team Champion Scott Steiner & Brad Armstrong (sub. for WCW Tag Team Champion Rick Steiner) defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin

1992 

Washington, D.C.:
– Johnny B. Badd pinned Tracy Smothers
– WCW US Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Terry Taylor defeated Tom Zenk & Marcus Alexander Bagwell
– Nikita Koloff pinned Diamond Dallas Page
– The Junkyard Dog defeated Cactus Jack
– Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes defeated WCW TV Champion Steve Austin & Larry Zbyszko
– Rick & Scott Steiner defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton via disqualification 
– WCW US Champion Rick Rude defeated Ricky Steamboat via disqualification
– WCW World Champion Sting pinned Big Van Vader

Dallas, Texas:
– Sam Houston won a 15-man battle royal to win the vacant Global Wrestling Federation Television Title 
– Danny Davis won the GWF Light Heavyweight Title from Barry Horowitz

Radnor, Pennsylvania:
– Don Muraco defeated ECW Heavyweight Champion The Sandman to win the title 

1993 

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Miss Texas (Jacqueline) defeated Lauren Davenport to win the USWA Women’s Title 

Charlotte, North Carolina:
– 2 Cold Scorpio defeated Joey Maggs 
– Maxx Payne defeated Johnny Gunn 
– The Barbarian defeated Rage 
– Van Hammer defeated Vinnie Vegas 
– Arn Anderson defeated Erik Watts 
– Rick Rude defeated Tom Zenk 
– Cactus Jack fought Paul Orndorff to a double count-out 
– WCW World Champion Big Van Vader defeated Sting via disqualification 
– WCW/NWA Tag Team Champions Steve Austin & Brian Pillman defeated Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas

Morristown, Tennessee:
– Jimmy Golden defeated Mike Sampson
– The Nightstalker defeated Joe Cazana
– Brian Lee pinned Kevin Sullivan
– SMW Heavyweight Champion Tracy Smothers defeated the Dirty White Boy in a No DQ match
– Tim Horner, Ricky Morton, & the Mongolian Stomper defeated Bobby Eaton, Stan Lane, & Tom Prichard via disqualification in a barbed wire steel cage match

1994

Osaka, Japan:
– Kiyoshi Tamura defeated Bad News Allen 
– Jean Lydick defeated Vladimir Berkovich 
– Yoji Anjyo defeated Victor Zangiev 
– Masahito Kakihara defeated Dan Severn 
– Gary Albright defeated Billy Scott
– Super Vader defeated Salman Hashimikov
– Nobuhiko Takada defeated Kazuo Yamazaki 

1995

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Poughkeepsie, New York: 
– Alundra Blayze pinned WWF Women’s Champion Bull Nakano to win the title 

Memphis, Tennessee:
– Razor Ramon defeated Bill Dundee to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title 
– Brian Lee defeated Brian Christopher to win the USWA Heavyweight Championship

1999 

ECW Cyberslam: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– Jerry Lynn pinned Yoshihiro Tajiri
– Nova and Chris Chetti defeated Rod Price and Skull Von Krush
– Super Crazy pinned Mosco de la Merced
– Taka Michinoku pinned Papi Chulo
– ECW World Tag Team and Television Champion Rob Van Dam pinned 2 Cold Scorpio to retain the Television title
– ECW World Heavyweight Champion Taz defeated Chris Candido to retain the title
– Shane Douglas pinned Justin Credible
– The Dudley Boyz (Buh-Buh Ray and D-Von) and Mustapha Saed defeated The Hardcore Chair Swingin’ Freaks (Balls Mahoney and Axl Rotten) and New Jack in an Ultimate Jeopardy Steel Cage (WarGames) match

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico:
– Ray Gonzalez defeated Pierroth, Jr. to win the vacant WWC Universal Heavyweight Title 

Jonesboro, Arkansas:
– Kid Wikkid and Derrick King defeated Vic Grimes and Erin O’Grady (Crash Holly) to win the Power Pro Wrestling Tag Team Titles

2000

Los Angeles, California:
– Eddie Guerrero defeated WWF European Champion Chris Jericho (with Chyna) to win the title

2001 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma:
– Triple H (with Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley) pinned WWF Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho to win the title

2004 

Wilmington, Delaware: 
– Christopher Daniels defeated ECWA Heavyweight Champion Mike Kruel to win the title

2005 

WrestleMania 21: Los Angeles, California:
– John Cena win the WWE Championship from John “Bradshaw” Layfield 
– Batista pinned World Heavyweight Champion Triple H to win the title
– Booker T won a Battle Royal
– WWE Tag Team Champion Rey Mysterio pinned WWE Tag Team Champion Eddie Guerrero 
– Edge defeated Shelton Benjamin, Chris Benoit, Christian (with Tyson Tomko) Chris Jericho and Kane in the first-ever Money in the Bank Ladder match.
– The Undertaker pinned Randy Orton 
– WWE Women’s Champion Trish Stratus pinned Christy Hemme (with Lita) to retain the title
– Kurt Angle defeated Shawn Michaels 
– Akebono defeated The Big Show in a Sumo match

2006

Chicago, Illinois:
– The Spirit Squad (Kenny and Mikey) defeated The Big Show and Kane to win the World Tag Team Championship