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Daily pro wrestling history (03/28): John Cena wins WWE Championship

John Cena


Des Moines, Iowa:
- World Heavyweight champion Ed "Strangler" Lewis beat Armos Laitinen 


Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Hard Boiled Haggerty
- Yukon Eric beat Rocky Lee
- Leo Nomellini beat Taro Myaki
- AWA US Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Tony Nero
- Nick Roberts beat George Drake


Cleveland, Ohio:
- Dory Dixon defeated WWWF World Champion Buddy Rogers to become the first World Wide Wrestling Alliance World Champion


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- Don Leo Jonathan & Verne Gagne beat AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race to win the belts (decision later reversed)
- The Alaskan beat Reggie Parks
- Doug Gilbert beat Mitsu Arakawa
- Jack Pesek (sub Bob Boyer) drew Stan The Moose


Corpus Christi, Texas:
- NWA Champion Jack Brisco drew Dory Funk Jr when the time limit expired in the 3rd fall
- AWA Tag Team Champions Ray Stevens & Nick Bockwinkel beat Ivan Putski & Bob Orton Jr in 2 out of 3 falls
- International Tag Team Champions Blackjack Lanza & Blackjack Mulligan beat Black Angus & Jose Lothario
- Bull Ramos beat Texas Champion Great Mephisto dq


Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- Bruno Sammartino retained the W.W.W.F. title defeating Ox Baker on a count out 
- The Crusaders retained the International Tag team title defeating Iron Mike Sharpe and the Wildman 
- Superstar Billy Graham defeated Terry Yorkston 
- Killer Kowalski and Waldo von Erich defeated Dominic DeNucci and Haystack Calhoun 
- Steve Bolus and the Beast defeated Chris Tolos and Frank Hoffman 
- Lord Athol Layton defeated Brute Bernard by disqualification 
- Chris Markoff and Sweet Daddy Siki wrestled The Kelly Twins, Pat and Mike to a 15 minute time limit draw


Madison Square Garden:
- WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Baron Von Raschke via DQ 


Buffalo, New York:
- Ricky Steamboat retained the Mid-Atlantic title beating Jimmy Snuka via disqualification
- Angelo Mosca pinned Bob Duncum
- Sweet Ebony Diamond and George Wells beat Swede Hanson and Mr. Fugi via disqualification
- Tony Parisi pinned Johnny Weaver 
- The Sensational Intelligent Destroyer and Frankie Laine drew

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Nick Bockwinkel
- Jerry Blackwell & John Studd beat the Crusher & Baron Von Raschke dq 
- Jim Brunzell beat Adrian Adonis
- Jesse Ventura beat Buck Zumhofe
- Tito Santana beat Steve Regal 
- Brad Rheingans beat Bill Howard 


Wrestlemania XV: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Steve Austin pinned the Rock to win the WWF World Title 
- WWF Tag Team champions Owen Hart and Jeff Jarrett, with Debra, defeated D-Lo Brown and Test with Ivory
- Bob Holly defeats Billy Gunn and Al Snow in a Three-Way to win the WWF Hardcore championship
- WWF Intercontinental champion Road Dogg Jesse Jammes defeated Ken Shamrock, Goldust (with Rian Shamrock and The Blue Meanie) and Val Venis in a Four-Way
- The Undertaker defeated The Big Bossman in a Hell in the Cell match


San Antonio, Texas:
- Stephanie McMahon defeated Jacqueline to win the WWF Women's Title


Wrestlemania XX: Phoenix, Arizona:
- John Cena defeated Batista to win the WWE Championship 
- The Undertaker defeated Shawn Michaels in a streak vs. retirement match
- Randy Orton defeated Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase in a Triple Threat match
- WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Miz & Big Show defeated R-Truth & John Morrison
- Jack Swagger won the Money in the Bank ladder match
- Triple H defeated Sheamus
- World Champion Chris Jericho defeated Edge to retain the title