Today In Pro Wrestling History + Wrestling Birthdays

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– 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.  

2007:
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.


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