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Daily pro wrestling history (04/25): Patera wins Missouri State Title; NWA and WWF Champion on same card

1922

Kansas City, Kansas:
- World Heavyweight Champion Ed “Strangler” Lewis beat Stanislaus Zbyszko in 2 out of 3 falls

1945

Des Moines, Iowa:
- World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown beat Iowa State Heavyweight Champion Earl Wampler 2 out of 3 falls
- Ray Eckert and Vic Holbrook wrestled to a draw

1966

Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
- The Crusher beat Chris Tolos
- AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race beat Verne Gagne & Pat O'Connor
- Chris Markoff beat Eddie Sharkey
- Reggie Parks beat Bob Morgan
- Bob Kappel beat Mark Starr

1967

Minneapolis, Minnesota:
- Non Title: Ernie Ladd & Earl Maynard beat AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race
- Danny Hodge beat Mad Dog Vachon
- Johnny Powers beat Killer Kowalski
- Johnny Valentine beat Bob Boyer
- Rene Goulet beat The Alaskan
- Johnny Powers won battle royal

1970 

Boston, Massachusetts:
- WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Ivan Koloff in a Texas Death Match 

1973

Fargo, North Dakota:
- Superstar Billy Graham beat Wahoo McDaniel in a No Time Limit No DQ Match

1974 

Kansas City, Kansas:
- World Heavyweight Champion Jack Brisco wrestled Harley Race to a time limit draw
- Central States Heavyweight Champion Mike George defeated Don Fargo 
- World Tag Team Champions Lord Alfred Hayes & Bob Brown defeated Chris Taylor & Omar Atlas

1976

St. Paul, Minnesota:
- Verne Gagne & Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Nick Bockwinkel & Bobby Heenan & Bobby Duncum
- Khosrow Vaziri no contest Mad Dog Vachon
- Larry Hennig beat Jimmy Valiant
- Chris Taylor beat Kim Duk
- Russ Francis beat Blackjack Lanza dq
- Baron Von Raschke beat Scott Irwin

1977

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

1980 

St. Louis, Missouri:
- WWF champion Bob Backlund defeated Bulldog Bob Brown 
- NWA champion Harley Race defeated Ric Flair
- Ken Patera defeated Kevin Von Erich to win the Missouri State Championship

1981 

Chicago, Illinois:
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Jerry Blackwell
- The Crusher & Baron Von Raschke beat AWA Tag Team Champions Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura via DQ
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens

1982

Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- NWA Champion Ric Flair went to a DDQ with Harley Race

1989

WWF Saturday Night's Main Event: Des Moines, Iowa:
- Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard defeated WWF World Tag Team Champions Demolition via DQ
- Hacksaw Duggan defeated Intercontinental Champion Rick Rude via countout 
- Hulk Hogan defeated Big Bossman in a steel cage match
- Randy Savage defeated Jim Neidhart
- Jimmy Snuka defeated Boris Zhukov

1992

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
- Two separate Battle Royales were held: Sal Bellomo won the first and Jimmy Snuka won the second
- Snuka then defeated Bellomo to become the first ECW Champion

1999

WWF Backlash: Providence, Rhode Island:
- The Acolytes & Mideon defeated The Brood (Edge, Christian & Gangrel) 
- Al Snow defeated Hardcore Holly to win the WWF Hardcore Title 
- WWF Intercontinental Champion The Godfather defeated Goldust 
- The New Age Outlaws defeated Owen Hart & Jeff Jarrett 
- Mankind defeated Big Show in a Boiler Room Brawl 
- Triple H defeated X-Pac 
- The Undertaker defeated Ken Shamrock
- WWF World Champion Steve Austin defeated The Rock in a No Holds Barred match

2000

Charlotte, North Carolina:
- Dean Malenko defeated Scotty 2 Hotty to win the WWF Light Heavyweight Title 
- Crash Holly defeated Matt Hardy to win the WWF Hardcore Title

2009

Chicago, Illinois:
- The American Wolves defeated Kevin Steen and Jay Briscoe in a two-out-of-three falss match to retain the ROH World tag team titles 
- Jerry Lynn defeated Colt Cabana to retain the ROH World Title

2010 

WWE Extreme Rules: Baltimore, Maryland:
- Kofi Kingston defeated Dolph Ziggler
- The Hart Dynasty (David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd) (with Natalya and Bret Hart) defeated ShoMiz (Big Show and The Miz), John Morrison and R-Truth, and The World's Strongest Tag Team (Montel Vontavious Porter and Mark Henry) in a Gauntlet match
- CM Punk (with Luke Gallows and Serena) defeated Rey Mysterio in a Hair match
- JTG defeated Shad Gaspard in a Strap match    
- Jack Swagger defeated Randy Orton in an Extreme Rules match to retain the World Heavyweight Championship    
- Sheamus defeated Triple H in a Street Fight    
- Beth Phoenix defeated Michelle McCool in an Extreme Makeover match to win the WWE Women's Championship    
- Edge defeated Chris Jericho in a Steel cage match
- John Cena defeated Batista in a Last Man Standing match to retain the WWE Championship