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Daily Pro Wrestling History (03/17): The Rock vs. Hogan at WrestleMania X8

WrestleMania X8 was held in Toronto on this day in 2002.


St. Louis, Missouri:
- World Heavyweight Champion Joe Stecher beat Ivan Lindow


Portland, Oregon:
- NWA Champion Dory Funk Jr drew Lonnie Mayne
- AWA Tag Team Champions Kurt & Karl Von Steiger beat Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon by DQ
- Pat O'Brien beat Haru Sasaki by DQ
- Dutch Savage drew Steven Little Bear
- Stan Stasiak beat Moose Morowski
- Tony Borne beat Bing Ki Lee
- Eric Froelich drew Bobby Nichols


Green Bay, Wisconsin:
- Andre the Giant beat Baron Von Raschke by DQ
- Horst Hoffman beat Superstar Billy Graham
- Dusty Rhodes beat Buddy Wolff
- Billy Robinson beat Moose Cholak
- George Gadaski beat Kenny Jay


Omaha, Nebraska:
- Chris Taylor won an 18-man $20,000 Battle Royal
- Andre The Giant beat Baron Von Raschke by DQ
- Chris Taylor beat Kim Duk
- Jos LeDuc ddq Mad Dog Vachon
- Larry Hennig beat Jimmy Valiant
- Dick Blood (Ricky Steamboat) beat Buck Zumhofe
- Scott Irwin ddq Jan Nelson

Miami Beach, Florida:
- Lights Out Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated Missouri Mauler
- Special Challenge Match: Bob Roop & Bob Orton, Jr. defeated Jack & Jerry Brisco
- Florida Title: Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Pak Song by DQ
- Southern Title: Billy Robinson defeated Bull Bullinski
- Mike Graham defeated King Curtis
- Bob Orton, Sr. defeated Ali (Ron Pope) Pasha by DQ
- Rocky Smith defeated Karl Von Steiger
- Bill Dromo drew Abe Jacobs


Jacksonville, Florida:
- Ernie Ladd (sub Dusty Rhodes) defeated Superstar Billy Graham
- Handicap Match: Ernie Ladd defeated Hans Schroeder & Angelo Poffo
- The Assassin defeated Crusher Verdu
- Jerry Brisco defeated Jack Armstrong
- Kevin Sullivan defeated Pat McGinnis
- Ivan Koloff defeated Phil Mercado
- Great Mephisto defeated El (Juan Sebastian) Gaucho


St. Louis, Missouri:
- Andre the Giant won a 17-man Wrestle Royal
- Terry Funk beat Black Lack Lanza
- Andre the Giant and Dick the Bruiser beat Ric Flair, Dusty Wolfe, and Baker
- Missouri Champion Dick Murdoch beat Evan Johnson
- Pat O'Connor and Rocky Johnson beat Bobby Jaggers and Bob Brown
- David Von Erich beat Doug Somers
- Kevin Sullivan and Evan Johnson defeated Alexi Smirnoff and Jack Kruger


Omaha, Nebraska:
- Non Title Cage match: Verne Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon beat AWA Tag Team Champions Pat Patterson & Ray Stevens
- Billy Robinson ddq Bobby Duncum
- Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Cecil DuBois & Iron Sheik
- Steve Olsonoski beat Joe Scarpello
- Doug Gilbert drew Buddy Wolff


Allentown, Pennsylvania:
- The Moondogs (Rex & King) defeated Tony Garea & Rick Martel for the WWF World Tag Team Titles


Shreveport, Louisiana:
- Bob Roop defeated Ted DiBiase for the Mid-South North American Heavyweight Title

Homestead, Florida:
- NWA World Title: "Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeated Mike Graham
- Hacksaw Reed & Sweet Brown Sugar defeated Kerry & David Von Erich
- El Gran Apollo & Mr. Wrestling # 2 defeated Cyclon Negro & Avalanche Tyler
- Courtesy Main Event Martial Arts Allowed: Kendo Nagasaki defeated Terry Allen & Bubba Douglas
- Easy Ed Wiskowski drew Terry Allen (sub for Don Diamond)


Memphis, Tennessee:
- Paul Diamond beat Pat Rose
- Dirty Rhodes drew Jos LeDuc
- Frank Morrell beat Tony Falk
- CWA International Champ Abdul Gaddafi beat Billy Joe Travis via DQ
- Southern Tag Champs The Fantastics bet The MOD Squad
- Jerry Lawler & Dutch Mantel beat Bill Dundee & Buddy Landel


Dublin, Ireland:
- Johnny B. Badd pinned Scotty Flamingo
- Van Hammer pinned Maxx Payne
- WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes fought NWA World Champion Barry Windham to a no contest
- Davey Boy Smith pinned Vinnie Vegas
- WCW TV Champion Paul Orndorff pinned Michael Hayes
- Rick Rude pinned Cactus Jack after avoiding a top rope move
- Big Van Vader defeated Sting for the WCW World Heavyweight Title


Hyden, Kentucky:
- Chris Jericho & Lance Storm defeated Steven Dunn & Timothy Well
- Tracy Smothers defeated Chris Candido in a ladder match
- Bob Armstrong defeated Dick Murdoch & Jim Cornette in a handicap match
- SMW Heavyweight Champion the Dirty White Boy & the Dirty White Girl defeated Brian Lee & Tammy Fytch
- Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated SMW Tag Team Champions Tom Prichard & Jimmy Del Ray via disqualification

Hof, Germany:
- 2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Harlem Heat
- Frank Anderson defeated Alex Wright
- WCW US Champion Steve Austin defeated Johnny B. Badd
- Vader defeated Maxx Payne
- Sting & Ricky Steamboat defeated Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma


West Liberty, Kentucky:
- Boo Bradley defeated D-Lo Brown
- SMW Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Al Snow & Unabomb via DQ
- The Dirty White Boy defeated Buddy Landel
- New Jack & Mustafa defeated Tracy Smothers & Boo Bradley


Tokyo, Japan:
- Koji Kanemomoto defeated Jushin Liger for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight championship


Tokyo, Japan:
- Scott Norton defeated Kensuke Sasaki to win the IWGP Heavyweight championship


WrestleMania X8: Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

- Kurt Angle pinned Kane

- Edge pinned Booker T

- Steve Austin pinned Scott Hall (w/ Kevin Nash)

- Rob Van Dam pinned William Regal to win the WWF Intercontinental title

- The Undertaker pinned Ric Flair in a great street fight

- WWF Tag Champs Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo beat The Acolytes, The Hardy Boyz, and The Dudley Boys in a Four-Way Elimination match

- The Rock pinned Hulk Hogan

- Triple H pinned Chris Jericho (with Stephanie McMahon) to win the Undisputed WWF title

Mexico City, Mexico:
- El Canek won the AAA Rey de Reyes Tournament, defeating Pirata Morgan, Cibernetico & Octagon