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Daily Pro Wrestling History (04/05): Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 25

WrestleMania VIII also took place on this day in wrestling history.


Honolulu, Hawaii:

- Bobby Bruns and Bobby Managoff defeated Al Kashey and Tom Rice to win the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Titles


Mobile, Alabama:

- Bobby and Don Fields defeated The Mysterious Medics for the Gulf Coast NWA Southern Tag Team Titles

Columbus, Georgia:

- Skull Murphy defeated Guy Mitchell to win the Georgia NWA Southern Heavyweight Title


Houston, Texas:

- Spoiler #1 (Don Jardine) defeated Fritz Von Erich for the NWA American Heavyweight Title

St. Joseph, Missouri:

- Harley Race defeated Sonny Myers to win the NWA Central States Heavyweight Title


St. Louis, Missouri:

- Dory Funk Jr. won a Wrestle Royal

- Harley Race defeated Pat O’Connor in a Texas Death Match

- Bruno Sammartino defeated Lord Alfred Hayes via DQ

- Dory Funk Jr. defeated Bob Orton

- Big Bill Miller defeated Black Angus

- Bobo Brazil defeated Frank Valois

- Tommy Tsuruta (to become Jumbo Tsuruta of Japanese fame) defeated Billy Howard

- Great Kojika and Tokyo Joe defeated Red Lyons and Reggie Parks

Sydney, Australia:

- Pat Barrett and Tony Kontellis won a tournament for the NWA Austra-Asian Tag Team Titles


Memphis, Tennessee:

- Big Bad John and Bill Dundee defeated Roger Kirby and David Schultz for the Mid-America NWA Southern Tag Team Titles


Baton Rouge, Louisiana:

- The Assassin and Ernie Ladd defeated Ray Candy and Steven Little Bear to win the Tri-State NWA United States Tag Team Titles

Blackburn, England:

- Steve Grey defeated Bobby Ryan in a tournament final for the British Lightweight Title


Chattanooga, Tennessee:

- Roger Mason defeated Steve Travis to win the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title


Memphis, Tennessee:

- Ric McCord beat Tojo Yamamoto

- Bobby Fulton beat JR Hart

- Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose beat Roy Rogers & Dutch Mantel

- Steve Keirn, Stan Lane, & Eric Embry beat Luke Graham, The Angel, & Dream Machine

- Southern Champ Jerry Lawler pinned The Monk

- Southern Tag Champs Sweet Brown Sugar & Bobby Eaton beat Robert Gibson & Steve Keirn in a no DQ match

- Andy Kaufman defeated AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion Jerry Lawler by disqualification


Kansas City, Kansas:

- Jerry and Ted Oates won the NWA Central States Tag Team Title defeating The Grapplers (Tony Anthony and Len Denton)


Yokohama, Japan:

- Riki Choshu defeated Stan Hansen to win the NJPW PWF Heavyweight Title


Calgary, Alberta, Canada:

- Bruce Hart and Brian Pillman defeated Kerry Brown and Duke Meyers to win the vacant Stampede International Tag Team Titles


Dallas, Texas:

- Bill Dundee won the USWA Texas Heavyweight Title from Eric Embry

- Jeff Jarrett defeated Tom Prichard for the USWA Heavyweight Title


WrestleMania VIII: Indianapolis, Indiana:

- Bret Hart pinned WWF Intercontinental Champion Roddy Piper to win the title

- Randy Savage (with Miss Elizabeth) pinned WWF Champion Ric Flair (with Mr. Perfect) to win the title

- Shawn Michaels (with Sensational Sherri) pinned Tito Santana

- The Undertaker (with Paul Bearer) pinned Jake Roberts

- The Big Bossman, Jim Duggan, Sgt. Slaughter and Virgil defeated The Mountie, The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags) and Repo Man

- Tatanka pinned Rick Martel

- The Natural Disasters (Earthquake and Typhoon) defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Money, Inc. (Ted DiBiase and Irwin R. Schyster with Jimmy Hart) by DQ

- Owen Hart pinned Skinner

- Hulk Hogan defeated Sid Justice (with Harvey Whippleman) by disqualification

Jacksonville, Florida:

- WCW US Tag Team Champions Greg Valentine & Terry Taylor defeated Tom Zenk & Marcus Alexander Bagwell

- Johnny B. Badd pinned Tracy Smothers

- Cactus Jack pinned the Junkyard Dog

- Nikita Koloff pinned Diamond Dallas Page

- Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes defeated WCW TV Champion Steve Austin & Larry Zbyszko

- WCW US Champion Rick Rude defeated Ricky Steamboat via disqualification

- WCW Tag Team Champions Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton fought Rick & Scott Steiner to a double count-out

- WCW World Champion Sting pinned Big Van Vader

Mexico City, Mexico:

- Satanico defeated Lizmark for the NWA World Light Heavyweight Title


Caguas, Puerto Rico:

- Carlos Colón won the WWC Universal Heavyweight Title by defeating Jim Steele


Uniondale, New York:

- Kane and X-Pac defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Owen Hart and Jeff Jarrett (with Debra) to win the titles


Manatí, Puerto Rico:

- Ricky Banderas and Shane the Glamour Boy defeated The Starr Corporation (Chicky Starr and Victor the Bodyguard) to win the IWA World Tag Team Titles

Calgary, Alberta, Canada:

- Bruce and Teddy Hart defeated Apocalypse and Dave Swift in a tournament final for the Stampede International Tag Team Titles

OVW Spring Breakout: Louisville, Kentucky:

- Leviathan (Batista) pinned both Chris Cage and Johnny Jeter in a handicap match

- Flash Flanagan and Trailer Park Trash defeated Big Bad John (Heidenreich) and Bull Buchanan

- The Dogg Pound (Shelton Benjamin and Redd Dogg) and Nidia defeated The Disciples of Synn (Damien and Payne) and Synn

- Danny Davis and The Lords of the Ring (Rob Conway and Nick Dinsmore) defeated Victoria and OVW Southern Tag Team Champions Doug Basham and Damaja

- David and Ric Flair defeated Sean O'Haire and OVW Heavyweight Champion The Prototype (John Cena)


Bayamón, Puerto Rico:

- Ray Gonzalez won the IWA World Heavyweight Title from Ricky Banderas


Louisville, Kentucky:

- K.C. James and Roadkill defeated The Untouchables (Deuce and Domino) for the OVW Southern Tag Team Titles


WrestleMania XXV: Houston, Texas:

- CM Punk defeated Kane, Mark Henry (with Tony Atlas), Montel Vontavious Porter, Shelton Benjamin, Kofi Kingston, Christian and Finlay (with Hornswoggle) in a Money in the Bank ladder match

- Santina Marella won a Diva's battle royal by eliminating Beth Phoenix and Melina

- Chris Jericho defeated Roddy Piper, Ricky Steamboat and Jimmy Snuka (with Ric Flair) in a handicap elimination match

- Matt Hardy defeated Jeff Hardy in an extreme rules match

- Rey Mysterio defeated John "Bradshaw" Layfield to win the Intercontinental title

- The Undertaker defeated Shawn Michaels

- John Cena defeated Edge and The Big Show to win the World Heavyweight Championship

- Triple H defeated Randy Orton to retain the WWE Championship


ROH Supercard of Honor 7: New York City:

- Jay Brisco defeated Kevin Steen to win the ROH World Title

- ROH World Tag Team Title Match: reDRagon defeated American Wolves to retain the titles

- ROH TV Title Match: Matt Taven defeated Adam Cole and Matt Hardy to retain the title

- Karl "Machine Gun" Anderson defeated Roderick Strong

- #1 Contender Match: Michael Elgin defeated Jay Lethal

- Mike Bennett beat Shelton Benjamin


NXT TakeOver New York: Brooklyn, New York:

- War Raiders retained the NXT tag titles over Ricochet & Aleister Black

- Velveteen Dream retained the North American title over Matt Riddle

- Walter won the NXT U.K. title from Pete Dunne

- Shayna Baszler retained the NXT women’s title in a four-way over Bianca Belair, Kairi Sane and Io Shirai

- Johnny Gargano won the vacant NXT title beating Adam Cole in a 2/3 falls match


WrestleMania 36 night two: Orlando, Florida:

- Liv Morgan pinned Natalya

- Charlotte Flair defeated Rhea Ripley to win the NXT Women’s title

- Aleister Black pinned Bobby Lashley

- Otis pinned Dolph Ziggler

- Edge defeated Randy Orton in a Last Man Standing match

- Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford retained the Raw Tag Team titles over Austin Theory & Angel Garza

- Bayley retained the SmackDown Women’s title in a five-way elimination match over Naomi, Sasha Banks, Tamina and Lacey Evans

- "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt defeated John Cena in a Firefly Fun House match

- Drew McIntyre pinned Brock Lesnar to win the WWE Championship