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Daily Pro Wrestling History (4/29): Pillman Memorial Show, Inoki vs. Flair; Giant wins WCW World Title



St. Louis, Missouri:
- World Heavyweight Champion Joe Stecher beat John Pesek in 2 out of 3 falls to retain the title (newspapers reported a gate of $28,000 and 8,000 fans. Reportedly, promoter Tom Packs guaranteed $30,000 for the title match)


Kansas City, Kansas: 
- Doug Gilbert defeated Bob Brown
- Sonny Myers defeated The Red Raider
- Bob Geigel defeated Don Soto
- Johnny Valentine defeated Steve Bolus
- Pat O’Connor defeated Art Neilson 
- The Missouri Mauler defeated Ron Reed via DQ in three falls


Denver, Colorado:
- Ernie Ladd & Wahoo McDaniel beat AWA Tag Team Champions Larry Hennig & Harley Race on a 3rd fall dq
- The Crusher defeated Chris Tolos
- Dick The Bruiser defeated Dory Funk 
- Verne Gagne beat Bill Melby


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Strong Kobayashi
- Gene Kiniski beat Blackjack Lanza
- Wilbur Snyder beat Big K
- Bobby Jones beat Pete Mymko
- Bobby Heenan beat Tony Condello

Kansas City, Kansas:
- NWA World Heavyweight Champion Dory Funk Jr. and Danny Little Bear were both counted out in the third fall 
- The Stomper beat Baron Von Heisinger 
- Harley Race beat The Viking 
- Buddy Austin and Bob Orton beat Tony Russo and Bobby Whitlock 
- Rufus R. Jones defeated Benny Ramirez


Omaha, Nebraska: 
- AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Superstar Billy Graham & Dusty Rhodes in a 2 out of 3 falls match (special referee was Khosrow Vaziri (Iron Sheik)) 
- Greg Gagne beat Paul Perschmann (Playboy Buddy Rose)
- Ivan Putski no contest Baron Von Raschke 
- Billy Robinson drew Horst Hoffman
- Jim Brunzell beat Boris Breznikoff


Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:
- Verne Gagne no contest AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel
- Loser Leaves Town: Larry Hennig & Jos Leduc beat Jimmy Valiant & Johnny Valiant
- Jim Brunzell beat Bobby Duncum
- Greg Gagne beat Mad Dog Vachon dq
- Russ Francis drew Baron Von Raschke
- Chris Taylor beat Kim Duk


Chicago, Illinois:
- Cage match: The Crusher & Baron Von Raschke & Dick The Bruiser beat Jesse Ventura & Mr. Saito & Jerry Blackwell
- Nick Bockwinkel beat AWA Champion Jumbo Tsuruta dq
- Road Warriors beat Curt Hennig & Ronnie Garvin
- Harley Race no contest Jim Brunzell
- Blackjack Mulligan beat Ken Patera
- Billy Robinson beat Larry Zbyszko
- Fabulous Ones beat Steve Regal & Kevin Kelly


Pyongyang, North Korea:
- Hiro Saito defeated Yuji Nagata
- Black Cat defeated El Samurai
- Wild Pegasus (Chris Benoit) defeated 2 Cold Scorpio
- Scott Norton & Masahiro Chono defeated Akira Nogami & Takayuki Iizuka
- Road Warrior Hawk defeated Tadao Yasuda
- Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki 
- Akira Hokuto defeated Bull Nakano
- Antonio Inoki defeated Ric Flair


Battle Formation: Tokyo, Japan:
- Yuji Nagata & Tokimitsu Ishizawa defeated Shinjiro Ohtani & Koji Kanemoto 
- Riki Choshu, Takashi Iizuka, Osamu Nishimura & Satoshi Kojima defeated Shiro Koshinaka, Kuniaki Kobayashi, Tatsutoshi Goto & Akira Nogami 
- Great Sasuke defeated Jushin Liger to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title
- Randy Savage defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan
- Masahiro Chono defeated Lex Luger
- The Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal) & Power Warrior (Kensuke Sasaki) defeated Rick Steiner, Scott Steiner & Scott Norton 
- The Great Muta defeated Jinsei Shinzaki (Hakushi)
- Genichiro Tenryu defeated Tatsumi Fujinami
- Shinya Hashimoto defeated Nobuhiko Takada to win the IWGP Heavyweight Title


Brian Pillman Memorial event: Norwood, Ohio:
- Nick Dinsmore defeated Trailer Park Trash
- Reno Riggins & Steve Dunn defeated Brian Taylor & The Bounty Hunter
- Flash Flanagan defeated Bull Pain
- Chip Fairway & Shark Boy defeated Sean Casey & Terik The Great
- Al Snow defeated Chris Candido
- Chris Benoit defeated Chris Jericho

WCW Monday Nitro: Albany, Georgia:
- WCW World Tag Team Champions, Lex Luger and Sting defeated Harlem Heat (Stevie Ray and Booker T) to retain the title
- The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott) defeated Fire and Ice (Scott Norton and Ice Train)
- Lord Steven Regal pinned The Belfast Bruiser in a parking lot brawl
- The Giant (with Jimmy Hart) pinned WCW World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair (with Miss Elizabeth and Woman) to win the title

Los Angeles, California:
- Sabu defeated The Messiah for the vacant XPW Heavyweight Title 

WWF Backlash: Chicago, Illinois:
- Jerry Lynn won the WWF Light Heavyweight Title from Crash Holly
- Triple H and Steve Austin won the WWF World Tag Team Title from Kane and the Undertaker
- Lita defeated Molly Holly
- X-Factor (X-Pac, Justin Credible and Albert) defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley, D-Von Dudley and Spike Dudley)
- Rhyno defeated Raven to retain the WWF Hardcore Championship
- William Regal defeated Chris Jericho in a Duchess of Queensbury Rules match    
- Chris Benoit defeated Kurt Angle 4-3 in Sudden Death Overtime    30-minute Ultimate Submission match    
- Shane McMahon defeated Big Show in a Last Man Standing match    
- Matt Hardy defeated Christian and Eddie Guerrero in a Triple threat match to retain the WWF European Championship

WWF Backlash: Atlanta, Georgia:
- Carlito defeated Johnny Nitro    
- The Hardys (Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy) defeated Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch to retain the World Tag Team Championship    
- Melina defeated Mickie James to retain the WWE Women's Championship    
- Chris Benoit defeated Montel Vontavious Porter to retain the WWE United States Championship
- Shane McMahon, Vince McMahon and Umaga defeated ECW Champion Bobby Lashley (Vince McMahon became new ECW Champion)
- Undertaker vs Batista ended in a draw in a Last Man Standing match for the World Heavyweight Championship    
- John Cena defeated Edge, Randy Orton, and Shawn Michaels in a fatal four-way match to retain the WWE Championship

WWE Extreme Rules: Chicago, Illinois:
- Santino Marella defeated The Miz to retain the WWE United States Championship
- Randy Orton defeated Kane    in a Falls Count Anywhere match
- Brodus Clay (with Hornswoggle, Naomi and Cameron) defeated Dolph Ziggler (with Vickie Guerrero and Jack Swagger)
- Cody Rhodes defeated Big Show in a tables match to win the Intercontinental Title
- Sheamus defeated Daniel Bryan in a 2-out-of-3 Falls match for the World Heavyweight Championship
- Ryback defeated Aaron Relic and Jay Hatton in a Handicap match
- CM Punk defeated Chris Jericho in a Chicago Street Fight to retain the WWE Championship
- Layla defeated Nikki Bella (with Brie Bella) to win the WWE Divas Championship
- Brock Lesnar defeated John Cena in an Extreme Rules match