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


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


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


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 Heavyweight 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