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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 


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


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 


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


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


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


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


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


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


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