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This Day In Wrestling History- June 14th



Trivia

1984 – Antonio Inoki won the NJPW IWGP League

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

1993 – Pegasus Kid (Chris Benoit) won the NJPW Top of the Super Juniors Tournament, defeating El Samurai in the final

2007 – Ashley Massaro took time off from WWE to film CBS’ “Survivor” reality series

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

2011 – WWE released developmental talent Wes Brisco

Events

In 1989, NWA Clash of the Champions VII: Guts & Glory was held at the Ritz-Epps Fitness Center, in Fort Bragg, North Carolina:

– The Fabulous Freebirds (Hayes & Garvin) (with Terry Gordy) defeated The Dynamic Dudes (Johnny Ace & Shane Douglas) in a NWA World Tag Team Title Tournament Semi-Final Match
– Ranger Ross defeated The Terrorist (Jack Victory)
– The Ding Dongs (Jim Evans & Richard Sartain) defeated George South & Cougar Jay
– The Midnight Express (Stan Lane & Bobby Eaton) (with Jim Cornette) defeated The Samoan Swat Team (Samu & Fatu) (with Paul E. Dangerously) in a in a NWA World Tag Team Title Tournament Semi-Final Match
– Terry Gordy fought Steve Williams to a double countout
– Norman the Lunatic (with Theodore R. Long) defeated Mike Justice
– The Varsity Club (Mike Rotunda & Kevin Sullivan) defeated The Steiner Brothers (Scott & Rick) (with Missy Hyatt)
– Sting defeated Bill Irwin to retain the NWA Television Title
– The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes) defeated The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane) (with Jim Cornette) in the final of a tournament to win the vacant NWA World Tag Team Titles
– Ricky Steamboat defeated Terry Funk via DQ

In 1998, WCW’s The Great American Bash was held at the Baltimore Arena, in Baltimore, Maryland. With an attendance of 12,810:

– Booker T defeated Chris Benoit to win the Best-of-7 series 4-3 to become the #1 contender for the WCW World Television Title, & earn a title match later in the night
– Kanyon defeated Saturn
– Chris Jericho defeated Dean Malenko by DQ to win the vacant WCW Cruiserweight Title
– Juventud Guerrera defeated Reese (with Lodi)
– Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Eddie Guerrero
– Booker T defeated Fit Finlay to win the WCW Television Title
– Goldberg defeated Konnan (with Rick Rude & Curt Hennig) to retain the WCW United States Title
– Hollywood Hogan & Bret Hart (with The Disciple) defeated Roddy Piper & Randy Savage
– Roddy Piper defeated Randy Savage
– Sting defeated The Giant to win control of the WCW World Tag Team Titles. Sting chose Kevin Nash to be his partner

In 2014, House of Hardcore VI was held live at Harrah’s resort, in Valley Centre, California:

– Joey Ryan defeated Tommaso Ciampa
– X-Pac & Rikishi defeated Gangrel & Matt Striker
– Bob Holly defeated Adam Pearce
– Mike Bennett (with Maria Kanellis) defeated Lance Storm
– Mil Mascaras defeated Aaron Aguilera
– Matt Hardy (with Reby Sky) defeated Carlito & Tommy Dreamer (with Terry Funk) in a 3-way Tables, Ladders, & Chairs Match
– The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) defeated Bad Influence (Kazarian & Christopher Daniels)

Title Changes

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

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

1981 – Jim Brunzell & Greg Gagne defeated Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura to win the AWA World Tag Team Title in Green Bay, Wisconsin

1982 – Fritz von Erich defeated 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) defeated Money Inc (Ted DiBiase & Irwin R Schyster) to win the WWF Tag Team Titles

1995 – Koji Kanemoto defeated Sabu to retain the UWA Welterweight Title & win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

2009 – Jun Akiyama vacates the GHC Heavyweight Title due to injury. Go Shiozaki defeated 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 (55)

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