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Daily pro wrestling history (04/27): Triple H wins WWE Title; Tommy Rich wins NWA World Title

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1944

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Dave Levin beat Orville Brown to capture the MWA World Heavyweight Title 1 fall to 0 (the match was halted due to the Midnight curfew however, Brown refused to give up his belt since the bout was scheduled 2 out of 3 falls. Future promoter Gus Karras was the referee and awarded the match to Levin) 
- Lee Wyckoff beat Bill Kuusisto 2 falls to 1

1963 

St. Paul, Minnesota:
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne defeated Hercules Cortes in a 2 out of 3 falls match
- AWA Tag Team Champions Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff beat Doug Gilbert & Joe Scarpello 2 out of 3 alls
- Crusher beat Butch Levy 
- Women’s Champion Kay Noble beat Jessica Rogers
- Rocky Hamilton beat Bob Boyer 
- Eddie Sharkey beat Bill Green 

1972 

Kansas City, Kansas:
- Black Angus defeated Danny Little Bear in three falls to win the Central States Heavyweight Title
- Ronnie Etchison defeated Blackjack Black
- Billy Howard defeated Benny Ramirez
- Terry Martin fought Omar Atlas to a draw (15:00)
- The Stomper & Rufus R. Jones defeated Chati Yokouchi & Yasu Fuji in three falls
- Victor the Wrestling Bear defeated Harley Race via countout

1975 

Green Bay, Wisconsin:
- AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens defeated Superstar Billy Graham & Dusty Rhodes in a 2 out of 3 falls match

1976

Omaha, Nebraska:
- Cage match: Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Bobby Duncum & Bobby Heenan
- Larry Hennig beat Baron Von Raschke
- Chris Taylor beat Kim Duk
- Mad Dog Vachon beat Dick Blood (Ricky Steamboat)
- Russ Francis drew Blackjack Lanza

1981

Augusta, Georgia:
- Tommy Rich defeated Harley Race for the NWA World Heavyweight Title 

1987

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Austin Idol defeated Jerry Lawler to win the Southern Heavyweight Title in a hair vs. title steel cage match

1992

Atlanta, Georgia:
- Barry Windham defeated Steve Austin for the WCW Television Title 

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Brian Christopher defeated Tom Pritchard in a match for the held up USWA Southern Heavyweight Title

1997

Memphis, Tennessee:
- Jerry Lawler defeated King Reginald (Reggie B. Fine) for the USWA Unified Heavyweight Title 

2000

San Diego, California:
- The Prototype (John Cena) defeated Smelly to win the Ultimate Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Title

2003

WWE Backlash: Worchester, Massachusettes:
- Scott Steiner defeated Rico
- Team Angle (Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas) defeated Los Guerreros (Eddie Guerrero and Chavo Guerrero)    to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship    
- Sean O'Haire (with Roddy Piper) defeated Rikishi    
- Rob Van Dam and Kane defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley)    to retain the World Tag Team Championship
- Jazz (with Theodore Long) defeated Trish Stratus to win the WWE Women's Championship    
- Big Show defeated Rey Mysterio    
- Brock Lesnar defeated John Cena to retain the WWE Championship    
- Triple H, Ric Flair and Chris Jericho defeated Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash and Booker T    
- Goldberg defeated The Rock

2007 

Memphis Wrestling: Memphis, Tennessee:
- Moondog Cujo with "Big Cheese" Sal Corrente beat The Barbarian 
- Greg Valentine beat Mr. Hughes 
- Jazz beat Christie Ricci & Miss Passion in a triple threat Ladies Match
- Abdullah The Butcher vs Big Al Greene was No Contest 
- Bill Dundee/Dutch Mantell with Jimmy Valiant beat Koko Ware/Bobby Eaton with Slick
- Brutus Beefcake/Bubba The Love Sponge beat The New Assassins with "Big Cheese" Sal Corrente
- Brian Christopher beat Buff Bagwell 
- Southern Tag Team Title Match: Ricky Morton/Kid Kash beat "Too Cool 2" to win the titles
- Hulk Hogan beat Paul Wight 

2008 

WWE Backlash: Baltimore, Maryland:
- Triple H won the WWE Title defeating John Cena, JBL and Randy Orton
- John Morrison and The Miz defeated Jimmy Wang Yang and Shannon Moore    
- Matt Hardy defeated Montel Vontavious Porter to win the WWE United States Championship    
- Kane defeated Chavo Guerrero to retain the ECW Championship    
- Big Show defeated The Great Khali    
- Shawn Michaels defeated Batista    
- Beth Phoenix, Melina, Layla, Jillian Hall, Victoria, and Natalya defeated Mickie James, Maria, Ashley, Michelle McCool, Cherry, and Kelly Kelly    
- The Undertaker defeated Edge to retain the World Heavyweight Championship