Daily Pro Wrestling History (03/17): The Rock vs. Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania X8

1926

St. Louis, Missouri:
– World Heavyweight Champion Joe Stecher beat Ivan Lindow 

1971

Portland, Oregon: 
– NWA Champion Dory Funk Jr drew Lonnie Mayne
– AWA Tag Team Champions Kurt & Karl Von Steiger beat Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon by DQ
– Pat O’Brien beat Haru Sasaki by DQ
– Dutch Savage drew Steven Little Bear
– Stan Stasiak beat Moose Morowski
– Tony Borne beat Bing Ki Lee
– Eric Froelich drew Bobby Nichols

1975

Green Bay, Wisconsin:
– Andre the Giant beat Baron Von Raschke by DQ
– Horst Hoffman beat Superstar Billy Graham 
– Dusty Rhodes beat Buddy Wolff 
– Billy Robinson beat Moose Cholak 
– George Gadaski beat Kenny Jay 

1976

Omaha, Nebraska:
– Chris Taylor won a 18 man $20,000 Battle Royal
– Andre The Giant beat Baron Von Raschke by DQ
– Chris Taylor beat Kim Duk
– Jos LeDuc ddq Mad Dog Vachon
– Larry Hennig beat Jimmy Valiant
– Dick Blood (Ricky Steamboat) beat Buck Zumhofe
– Scott Irwin ddq Jan Nelson

Miami Beach, Florida:
– Lights Out Match: Dusty Rhodes defeated Missouri Mauler 
– Special Challenge Match: Bob Roop & Bob Orton Jr. defeated Jack & Jerry Brisco 
– Florida Title: Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Pak Song by DQ
– Southern Title: Billy Robinson defeated Bull Bullinski 
– Mike Graham defeated King Curtis 
– Bob Orton, Sr. defeated Ali (Ron Pope) Pasha by DQ 
– Rocky Smith defeated Karl Von Steiger 
– Bill Dromo drew Abe Jacobs 

1977 

Jacksonville, Florida:
– Ernie Ladd (sub Dusty Rhodes) defeated Superstar Billy Graham 
– Handicap Match: Ernie Ladd defeated Hans Schroeder & Angelo Poffo 
– The Assassin defeated Crusher Verdu 
– Jerry Brisco defeated Jack Armstrong 
– Kevin Sullivan defeated Pat McGinnis 
– Ivan Koloff defeated Phil Mercado

1978

St. Louis, Missouri:
– Andre the Giant won 17 man Wrestle Royal 
– Terry Funk beat Black Lack Lanza 
– Andre the Giant and Dick the Bruiser beat Ric Flair, Dusty Wolfe, and Baker 
– Dick Murdoch beat Evan Johnson 
– Pat O’Connor and Rocky Johnson beat Bobby Jaggers and Bob Brown 
– David Von Erich beat Doug Somers 

1979

Omaha, Nebraska:
– Non Title Cage match: Verne Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon beat AWA Tag Team Champions Pat Patterson & Ray Stevens
– Billy Robinson ddq Bobby Duncum
– Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Cecil DuBois & Iron Sheik
– Steve Olsonoski beat Joe Scarpello
– Doug Gilbert drew Buddy Wolff

1981 

Allentown, Pennsylvania:
– The Moondogs (Rex & King) defeated Tony Garea & Rick Martel for the WWF World Tag Team Titles

1982

Shreveport, Louisiana:
– Bob Roop defeated Ted DiBiase for the Mid-South North American Heavyweight Title 

Homestead, Florida:
– NWA World Title-“Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeated Mike Graham 
– Hacksaw Reed & Sweet Brown Sugar defeated Kerry & David Von Erich 
– El Gran Apollo & Mr. Wrestling # 2 defeated Cyclon Negro & Avalanche Tyler 
– Courtesy Main Event Martial Arts Allowed: Kendo Nagasaki defeated Terry Allen & Bubba Douglas 
– Easy Ed Wiskowski drew Terry Allen (sub for Don Diamond) 

1993 

Dublin, Ireland:
– Johnny B. Badd pinned Scotty Flamingo
– Van Hammer pinned Maxx Payne
– WCW US Champion Dustin Rhodes fought NWA World Champion Barry Windham to a no contest 
– Davey Boy Smith pinned Vinnie Vegas 
– WCW TV Champion Paul Orndorff pinned Michael Hayes 
– Rick Rude pinned Cactus Jack after avoiding a top rope move
– Big Van Vader defeated Sting for the WCW World Heavyweight Title

1994

Hyden, Kentucky:
– Chris Jericho & Lance Storm defeated Steven Dunn & Timothy Well
– Tracy Smothers defeated Chris Candido in a ladder match
– Bob Armstrong defeated Dick Murdoch & Jim Cornette in a handicap match
– SMW Heavyweight Champion the Dirty White Boy & the Dirty White Girl defeated Brian Lee & Tammy Fytch
– Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated SMW Tag Team Champions Tom Prichard & Jimmy Del Ray via disqualification

Hof, Germany:
– 2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Harlem Heat
– Frank Anderson defeated Alex Wright
– WCW US Champion Steve Austin defeated Johnny B. Badd
– Vader defeated Maxx Payne
– Sting & Ricky Steamboat defeated Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma

1995

West Liberty, Kentucky:
– Boo Bradley defeated D-Lo Brown
– SMW Tag Team Champions Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson defeated Al Snow & Unabomb via disqualification
– The Dirty White Boy defeated Buddy Landel
– New Jack & Mustafa defeated Tracy Smothers & Boo Bradley

1999

Tokyo, Japan: 
– Koji Kanemomoto defeated Jushin Liger for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight championship

2001 

Tokyo, Japan:
– Scott Norton defeated Kensuke Sasaki to win the IWGP Heavyweight championship

2002 

WWE WrestleMania: Toronto, Ontario, Canada: 
– Triple H pinned Chris Jericho (with Stephanie McMahon) to win the Undisputed WWF championship  
– Rob Van Dam pinned William Regal to win the WWF Intercontinental championship
– The Undertaker pinned Ric Flair in a great street fight 
– WWF Tag Champs Billy Gunn & Chuck Palumbo beat The Acolytes, The Hardy Boyz, and The Dudley Boys in a Four-Way Elimination match
– The Rock pinned Hulk Hogan 

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Mexico City, Mexico:
– El Canek won the AAA Rey de Reyes Tournament, defeating Pirata Morgan, Cibernetico & Octagon