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Daily Pro Wrestling History (04/25): Steve Austin vs. The Rock at Backlash 1999



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


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


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


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 a battle royal


Boston, Massachusetts:
- Joe Crugnale defeated Frank Hickey
- John L Sullivan defeated Eric the Red
- Prof. Toru Tanaka defeated Lee Wong
- The Mongols defeated Gorilla Monsoon & Arnold Skaaland
- Mario Milano defeated Waldo Von Erich
- Karl Kovacs defeated Victor Rivera
- WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Ivan Koloff in a Texas Death Match 


Fargo, North Dakota:
- Superstar Billy Graham beat Wahoo McDaniel in a No Time Limit No DQ Match
- Winner gets Tag Title shot against Bockwinkel & Stevens: Ken Patera & Don Muraco beat Dusty Rhodes & Dick Murdoch
- European Rules: Geoff Portz drew Horst Hoffman after 4 rounds
- Reggie Parks beat Larry Hennig by DQ


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


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 by DQ
- Baron Von Raschke beat Scott Irwin


Madison Square Garden:
- Carlos Rocha defeated Rocky Tomayo
- Larry Zbyzsko defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
- WWWF Tag Team Champion Billy Whitewolf defeated Doug Gilbert
- Ivan Putski defeated Tor Kamata
- Gorilla Monsoon defeated Nikolai Volkoff
- WWWF Tag Team Champion Chief Jay Strongbow fought Stan Stasiak to a draw
- Ken Patera defeated Tony Garea via count-out
- Bob Backlund defeated Executioner #2
- WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Baron Von Raschke 


St. Louis, Missouri:
- Takachio & Pak Song defeated Tommy Sharpe & Kerry Brown
- Jerry Oates defeated Skandor Akbar
- Ed Wiskowski fought George Wells to a draw
- WWF World Champion Bob Backlund defeated Bulldog Brown
- Dick the Bruiser & Pat O'Connor defeated Bruiser Brody & Dick Murdoch
- Ken Patera defeated Kevin Von Erich to win the Missouri State title
- NWA World Champion Harley Race defeated Ric Flair


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


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


Greenville, South Carolina:
- Vinnie Valentino defeated Masa Fuchi
- Johnny Weaver defeated Ricky Harris
- Jake Roberts defeated Sweet Brown Sugar
- Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated the Great Kabuki & the Magic Dragon
- NWA US Champion Roddy Piper defeated Greg Valentine in a No DQ match
- NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated Mid-Atlantic TV Champion Dick Slater via disqualification


Richmond, Virginia:
- Hector Guerrero defeated Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Black Bart
- Jimmy Garvin fought Robert Gibson to a draw
- Jimmy Valiant defeated Shaska Whatley via disqualification
- Wahoo McDaniel defeated NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson
- Dusty Rhodes defeated NWA National Heavyweight Champion Tully Blanchard in a non-title Texas Death Match
- NWA Tag Team Champions Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey defeated the Road Warriors via disqualification
- Nikita Koloff defeated NWA US Champion Magnum TA in a non-title Russian chain match
- NWA World Champion Ric Flair fought Ricky Morton to a double count-out


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


Panama City, Florida:
- Sam Houston pinned Moondog Rex
- Black Bart pinned Ranger Ross
- The Angel of Death pinned Joey Maggs
- The Junkyard Dog & Tommy Rich defeated Jack Victory & Rip Morgan
- Ricky Morton pinned Terrance Taylor
- Tracey Smothers & Steve Armstrong defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin


Charleston, West Virginia:
- WCW US Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Terry Taylor defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Big Josh
- Mike Graham pinned Diamond Dallas Page
- Johnny B. Badd pinned Tracy Smothers
- WCW Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton fought Rick & Scott Steiner to a double count-out
- Nikita Koloff (sub. for WCW World Champion Sting) pinned Big Van Vader
- WCW US Champion Rick Rude defeated Ricky Steamboat via disqualification
- Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes defeated WCW TV Champion Steve Austin & Larry Zbyszko

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


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


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


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


WWE Extreme Rules:
- 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