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This Day In Wrestling History – June 19th‏



Trivia

1986 – Antonio Inoki wins the NJPW IWGP League, defeating Dick Murdoch in the final

2002 – TNA promotes it’s first weekly PPV show. The event is headlined by Ken Shamrock defeating Malice for the NWA World Title

2005 – Tiger Mask IV wins the NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Tournament, defeating Gedo in the final

Events

In 1994, WWF King of the Ring was held in Baltimore, Maryland

– Diesel defeats Bret Hart by DQ (Hart retains the WWF Title)
– The Headshrinkers (Samu & Fatu) defeat Crush & Yokozuna to retain the WWF Tag Team Titles
– Owen Hart wins the King of the Ring Tournament, beating Razor Ramon in the final
– Roddy Piper defeats Jerry Lawler

In 2005, TNA Slammiversary marked the 3-year anniversary of TNA Wrestling. It was held in Orlando, Florida

– The Naturals (Chase Stevens & Andy Douglas) defeat Team Canada (Petey Williams & Eric Young) to retain the NWA World Tag Team Titles
– Christopher Daniels defeats Chris Sabin & Michael Shane in a 3-Way Elimination Match to retain the TNA X-Division Title
– Raven defeats AJ Styles, Monty Brown, Abyss & Sean Waltman in a King of the Mountain Match to win the NWA World Title

Title Changes

1993 – The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott) defeat Money Inc (Ted DiBiase & Irwin R Schyster) to win the WWF Tag Team Titles

1996 – Wolfie D defeats Brickhouse Brown to win the USWA Television Title

2000 – on Raw, Gerald Brisco defeats Crash Holly to win the WWF Hardcore Title, but would lose it to Pat Patterson before the end of the show

2001 – The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von) defeat Chris Benoit & Chris Jericho to win the WWF Tag Team Titles

2002 – AJ Styles defeats Low Ki, Jerry Lynn & Psicosis in a Four Way Double Elimination Match to become the first TNA X-Division Champion

2005 – Shuji Kondo & Brother Yasshi defeat Tomoaki Honma & Katsuhiko Nakajima to win the vacant AJPW All Asia Tag Team Titles

2006 – Senshi defeats Sonjay Dutt & Samoa Joe in a 3-Way Dance to win the TNA X-Division Title

2007 – Samoa Joe defeats Jay Lethal to win the TNA X-Division Title

2010 – Prince Devitt defeats Naomuchi Marufuji to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

Birthdays

Happy birthday to former WWE, TNA and ROH bit-parter Tyson Dux (33) and ECW founder Tod Gordon (56)

In Memoriam

On this day in 1997, the wrestling world lost former WWWF and IWA World Champion Stan Stasiak at the age of 60 of heart failure. Stasiak had retired from the ring in 1984, taking a job as a security guard.


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