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This Day In Wrestling History – June 14th‏



Trivia

1984 – Antonio Inoki wins the NJPW IWGP League. According to my sources, there was no final this year

1987 – Antonio Inoki wins the NJPW IWGP League, defeating Masa Saito in the final

1993 – Pegasus Kid wins the NJPW Top of the Super Juniors Tournament, defeating El Samurai in the final

2009 – Koji Kanemoto wins the NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Tournament, defeating Prince Devitt in the final

Events

In 1989, NWA Clash of the Champions VII: Guts & Glory was held in Fort Bragg, North Carolina

– Sting defeats Bill Irwin to retain the NWA Television Title
– The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes) defeat The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane) in the final of a tournament to win the vacant NWA World Tag Team Titles
– Ricky Steamboat defeats Terry Funk by DQ

In 1998, WCW’s The Great American Bash was held in Baltimore, Maryland

– Booker T defeats Chris Benoit to win the Best-of-7 series 4-3
– Chris Jericho defeats Dean Malenko by DQ to win the vacant WCW Cruiserweight Title
– Booker T defeats Fit Finlay to win the WCW Television Title
– Goldberg defeats Konnan to retain the WCW United States Title
– Hollywood Hogan & Bret Hart defeat Roddy Piper & Randy Savage
– Roddy Piper defeats Randy Savage
– Sting defeats The Giant to win control of the WCW World Tag Team Titles. Sting chose Kevin Nash to be his partner

Title Changes

1970 – Fritz von Erich defeats Boris Malenko to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title

1975 – Hiro Matsuda defeats Ken Mantell to win the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title

1982 – Fritz von Erich defeats King Kong Bundy in a Falls Count Anywhere Match to win the WCCW American Heavyweight Title. Von Erich retires immediately after the match

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

1995 – Koji Kanemoto defeats Sabu to retain the UWA Welterweight Title and win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

2009 – Jun Akiyama vacates the GHC Heavyweight Title due to injury. Go Shiozaki defeats Takeshi Rikio to win the vacant title

2010 – on Raw, The Miz defeats R-Truth, Zack Ryder & John Morrison to win the WWE United States Title

Birthdays

Today would have been the birthday of one-time World Class Television Champion Buzz Sawyer (53)

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