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Daily Pro Wrestling History (04/30): The Rock wins WWF title at Backlash 2000



Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:

- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Dick the Bruiser 

- The Crusher beat Wilbur Snyder

- Doug Gilbert & Rene Goulet beat Hans Schmidt & Tiny Mills 2 out of 3 falls

- Mitsu Arakawa beat Jack Pesek


St. Paul, Minnesota:

- Cage Match: Crusher beat Chris Tolos 2 out of 3 falls (Special Referee: The Alaskan)

- Larry Hennig beat Verne Gagne by DQ

- Steve Druk beat The Alaskan 

- Reggie Parks beat Bob Morgan

- Chris Markoff beat Johnny Kace

- Mark Starr beat Guy Taylor


Moline, Illinois:

- Larry Hennig & Harley Race & Mad Dog Vachon beat Verne Gagne & Doug Gilbert & Bill Watts

- Dutch Savage beat Dr X COR

- Big K beat Rene Goulet

- Mad Dog Vachon drew Doug Gilbert (sub Mighty Igor Vodik)


Kansas City, Kansas:

- The Stomper & Bob Geigel defeated Baron Von Raschke & Harley Race  


Denver, Colorado:

- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Larry Hennig by DQ

- Verne Gagne & Greg Gagne beat Bobby Duncum & Bobby Heenan

- Mad Dog Vachon beat Jim Brunzell

- Blackjack Lanza drew Russ Francis 


Baltimore, Maryland:

- 16-man $5000 battle royal

- SD Jones defeated Johnny Rodz

- Nikolai Volkoff defeated Jan Nelson

- Ken Patera defeated Ted Adams

- Superstar Billy Graham defeated Bruno Sammartino to win the WWWF World Heavyweight Title 

- Tony Garea fought Baron Von Raschke to a 30-minute draw

- WWWF Tag Team Champion Billy Whitewolf defeated Doug Gilbert

- Larry Zbyzsko defeated Moose Monroe

- WWWF Tag Team Champion Chief Jay Strongbow defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna


Ottawa, Ontario, Canada:

- AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Greg Gagne 

- Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura went to a no contest with AWA Tag Team Champions Verne Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon

- Bobby Heenan beat Lord Alfred Hayes

- Jerry Blackwell beat Johnny War Eagle

- Gino Brito beat Mad Dog Lefebvre


St. Louis, Missouri:

- NWA Champion Ric Flair defeated Gene Kiniski in 2 out of 3 falls

- Missouri Champion Dick the Bruiser defeated Harley Race by countout

- Ken Patera and Crusher Blackwell defeated Dewey Robertson and Rufus R. Jones

- Kelly Kiniski defeated Jerry Brown

- Sabrina and Princess Victoria defeated Joyce Grable and Wendi Richter.


Greensboro, North Carolina:

- Greg Valentine defeated Roddy Piper for the NWA U.S. Heavyweight Title 


West Palm Beach, Florida:

- Diamond Dallas Page pinned Marcus Alexander Bagwell

- Johnny B. Badd pinned Tracy Smothers

- Dustin Rhodes pinned Mr. Hughes

- WCW US Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Terry Taylor defeated Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin via disqualification

- Barry Windham pinned Larry Zbyszko

- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton in a non-title match

- Ricky Steamboat & Nikita Koloff defeated WCW US Champion Rick Rude & Steve Austin


Raleigh, North Carolina:

- Kent Cole defeated Wrecking Crew Fury

- Maxx Payne defeated Keith Cole

- Arn Anderson & Erik Watts defeated Bobby Eaton & Chris Benoit

- Rick Rude defeated Brad Armstrong

- WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes defeated WCW TV Champion Paul Orndorff

- NWA World Champion Barry Windham defeated Ron Simmons

- WCW World Champion Big Van Vader defeated Ricky Steamboat

Shenandoah, Virginia:

- Robbie Eagle pinned Bill Maddox

- Brian Lee pinned Killer Kyle

- The Nightstalker pinned Kevin Sullivan

- SMW Heavyweight Champion Tracy Smothers pinned the Dirty White Boy

- Tim Horner, Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Killer Kyle, Tom Prichard, & Jim Cornette


Feds Creek, Kentucky:

- Steven Dunn defeated Anthony Michaels

- Timothy Well defeated Bobby Blaze

- Tracy Smothers defeated Kendo the Samurai via disqualification

- SMW Heavyweight Champion the Dirty White Boy defeated the Prince Kharis

- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated SMW Tag Team Champions Brian Lee & Chris Candido via disqualification


Augusta, Georgia:

- Chris Benoit defeated Booker T for the WCW Television Title  


WWE Backlash: Washington, DC:

- WWF World Tag Team Champions Edge & Christian defeated Road Dogg & X-Pac 

- WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Dean Malenko defeated Scotty Too Hotty

- Big Bossman & Bull Buchanan defeated The Acolytes

- WWF Hardcore Champion Crash Holly defeated Tazz, Hardcore Holly, Perry Saturn, Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy in a six-way match 

- The Big Show (dressed as Hulk Hogan and calling himself the "Showster") defeated Kurt Angle 

- Test & Albert defeated The Dudleys (Bubba & D-Von) 

- WWF European Champion Eddie Guerrero defeated Esse Rios

- WWF Intercontinental Champion Chris Benoit defeated Chris Jericho via DQ

- The Rock defeated Triple H to win the WWF World Title (Shane McMahon special referee)


WWE Backlash:

- Goldust defeated Rob Conway

- Carlito defeated Chris Masters

- Umaga (with Armando Alejandro Estrada) defeated Ric Flair

- Trish Stratus defeated Mickie James by disqualification in a match for the WWE Women's Championship

- Rob Van Dam defeated Shelton Benjamin to win the WWF Intercontinental Title

- Big Show vs. Kane ended in a no contest

- The McMahons (Vince McMahon and Shane McMahon) defeated Shawn Michaels and God in a No Holds Barred tag team match

- John Cena defeated Triple H and Edge (with Lita) in Triple threat match to retain the WWE Championship


WWE Payback: San Jose, California:

- Enzo Amore & Big Cass beat Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson 

- Chris Jericho beat Kevin Owens to win the U.S. title

- Austin Aries beat Neville via DQ to retain the Cruiserweight Title

- Matt & Jeff Hardy retained the tag titles beating Sheamus & Cesaro

- Alexa Bliss pinned Bayley to win the women’s title

- Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt fought in the House of Horrors

- Seth Rollins beat Samoa Joe 

- Bray Wyatt pinned Randy Orton

- Braun Strowman pinned Roman Reigns