– One-time AWA World Champion Don Leo Jonathan turns 83 today. He was born on April 29, 1931.
– 3-time WCW Tag Team Champion Paul Roma turns 54 today. He was born on April 29, 1960.
– Current WWE Diva Aksana turns 32 today. She was born on April 29, 1982.
1999: WWF Smackdown pilot aired on UPN back on this day in history.
2001: WWF Backlash was held at the Allstate Arena, in Rosemont, Illinois.
15,592 were in attendance to see Steve Austin & Triple H defeated
The Brothers Of Destruction to win the WWF Tag Team Titles, but also
Austin retained his WWF Title and HHH retained his IC Title.
2002: Steven Richards defeated Bubba Ray Dudley to win the WWF Hardcore Title on Raw.
WWE Backlash was held at the Philips Arena, in Atlanta, Georgia. This
was the 1st regular PPV to feature all 3 brands since 2002. 14,500 were
in attendance to see John Cena defeated Edge, Randy Orton & Shawn
Michaels in a Fatal Four Way Match to retain the WWE Title.
2011: WWE announces it is launching the “Be A Starr” anti-bullying campaign.
2012: WWE Extreme Rules was held
at the Allstate Arena, in Rosemont, Illinois. 14,817 were in attendance
to see John Cena defeated Brock Lesnar in an Extreme Rules Match.