Today In Pro Wrestling History + Wrestling Birthdays


– Former WWE Tag Team Champion Ed ‘Brutus Beefcake’ Leslie turns 57 today. He was born on April 21, 1957.

– WWE United States Champion Orlando Jordan turns 40 today. He was born on April 21, 1974.

– Ex ECW wrestler Axl Rotten turns 43 today. He was born on April 21, 1971.

1984: Ricky Steamboat defeated Dick Slater to win the NWA United States Title.

1994: Ric Flair defeated Ricky Steamboat to win the vacant WCW World Title.

2002: WWF Backlash was held at Kemper Arena, in Kansas City, Missouri. 12,489 were in attendance to see Hollywood Hogan defeated Triple H to win the WWF Undisputed Title in the main event.

2004: AJ Styles defeated Jeff Jarrett in a Cage Match to win the NWA World Title.

2008: WWE held a one night King of the Ring tournament on Monday night Raw from the Bi-Lo Center, in Greenville, South Carolina. William Regal defeated CM Punk in the finals to win the 2008 WWE King of the Ring Tournament and in the main event was Randy Orton, John “Bradshaw” Layfield, Edge & Chavo Guerrero Jr. Defeated The Undertaker, Triple H, Kane, & John Cena in a 8-man tag team match.

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