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On this day in pro wrestling history (June 12): AWA 10th anniversary show, Dusty Rhodes in Winnipeg, Clash Of Champions 15

By Brian Hoops,

1933 - In St. Paul, Minnesota; World Heavyweight Champion Jim Londos defeated Ray Richards

1938 - In Waterloo, Iowa; Al Bisignano went to a 60 minute draw with Earl Wampler, also Otto Kuss beat Alford Johnson. Note: referee was Wally Karbo.

1944 - In Des Moines, Iowa; Earl Wampler beat Tom Zaharias in 2 out of 3 falls.

1947 - At Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas; MWA Champion Orville Brown beat Lee Wykoff 2 falls to 1, also Sailor Fred Blassie beat Jack McDonald on a third fall DQ.

1952 - In Kansas City, Heart of America Champion Sonny Myers beat Roy Graham 2 out of 3 falls, Ronnie Etchison and Bob Orton Sr. wrestled to a draw, Doug “Mr. America” Henson defeated Bob Clay and Larry Hamilton beat Jack Hader via DQ. This was announced as last event of the season and wrestling would resume in Kansas City in September.

1958 - In Orange City, Iowa; United States Heavyweight Champion Verne Gagne defeated Ernie Dusek in 2 out of 3 falls, Emil Dusek defeated Jack Pesek in 2 out of 3 falls.

1962 - In Minneapolis, MN; AWA Champion Mr. M beat Larry Hennig and Pat O'Connor & Doug Gilbert beat Bob Geigel & Stan Kowalski.

1964 - In Denver, CO; AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Fritz von Erich dq, Wilbur Snyder beat Mitsu Arakawa dq and The Crusher beat Doug Gilbert

1971 - In Omaha, Nebraska; AWA Tag Team Champions Red Bastien & Hercules Cortez beat Mad Dog Vachon & Butcher Vachon, Midwest Champion The Claw (Tom Andrews) beat Dr. Big Bill Miller and Midwest Tag Team Champions Bob Ellis & Alberto Torres beat Ox Baker & Ali Ben Kahn

1974 - Billed as the 10th Anniversary Show in Denver, Colorado; Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat The Crusher & Wahoo McDaniel to regain the AWA Tag Team Title in a Steel Cage Match with George Gadaski as special referee. Also, Ivan Putski beat Superstar Billy Graham via dq, Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Larry Heiniemi & Buddy Wolff in 2 out of 3 falls, Baron Von Raschke beat Geoff Portz, Kay Noble (sub Cora Combs) beat Vivian Vachon and Larry Hennig beat Paul Perschmann (Playboy Buddy Rose). Attendance was 7,206

1975 - In Winnipeg; AWA Champion Verne Gagne beat Billy Robinson by countout, Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Bobby Heenan & Ray Stevens, Dusty Rhodes beat Siegfried Steinke, Ivan Putski beat Buddy Wolff by dq and Roddy Piper beat Scotty Campbell. Attendance was 3,800.

1976 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin; In a No DQ Match, Mad Dog Vachon & Baron Von Raschke beat Larry Hennig & Jos LeDuc; also Verne Gagne & Greg Gagne beat Bobby Heenan & Ray Stevens. In Chicago, Illinois; AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Chris Taylor, The Crusher beat Bobby Duncum by dq, Blackjack Lanza beat Red Bastien and Wilbur Snyder beat Billy Red Cloud

1980 - In Winnipeg; AWA Tag Team Champions Verne Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon beat Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura, In a Ladder Match Dino Bravo beat Jerry Blackwell, The Crusher & Greg Gagne beat Nick Bockwinkel & Bobby Heenan and Steve Olsonoski beat Super Destroyer Mark II

1983 - At the Showboat in Las Vegas, Nevada; AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Wahoo McDaniel, Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell beat Mad Dog Vachon & Baron Von Raschke and AWA Light Heavyweight Champion Mike Graham beat Buck Zumhofe

1991 - At the Clash of Champions XV in Knoxville, Tennessee; IWGP Tag Team Champions Rick & Scott Steiner defeated Masahiro Chono & Hiroshi Hase, WCW U.S. Champion Lex Luger defeated The Great Muta and WCW World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair defeated Bobby Eaton in a two out of three falls match.

1998 - Kenta Kobashi defeated Toshiaki Kawada for the All-Japan Triple Crown in Tokyo, Japan

2001 - Test defeated Rhyno for the WWF Hardcore Title in Baltimore, Maryland

2012 - Mr. Anderson defeated Sting for the TNA Heavyweight Title at the Slammiversary PPV.