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On this day in pro wrestling history (June 14): Antonio Inoki beats Hulk Hogan for IWGP title, Steiners win WWF tag team gold

By Brian Hoops,

1909 - In Des Moines, Iowa; World Heavyweight Champion Frank Gotch defeated former United States champion Tom Jenkins 2 falls to 0.

1922 - In Minneapolis, Minnesota; World Heavyweight Champion Ed "Strangler "Lewis beat John Freberg in 2 out of 3 falls match.

1936 - In Waterloo, Iowa; Bronko Nagurski beat Ivan Vacturoff.

1948 - In Wichita, Kansas; World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown and Lord Albert Mills went to a draw at 1 fall a piece.

1961 - In Duluth, Minnesota; In a Texas Death Match, AWA US Champion Gene Kiniski beat Wilbur Snyder. Also, Leo Nomellini beat Bob Geigel

1971 - In Duluth, Minnesota; The Crusher beat Strong Kobayashi in a Death Match, Nick Bockwinkel beat Paul Diamond,
Bobby Heenan beat Bull Bullinski and Big K beat Lars Anderson.

1973 - In Winnipeg; The Crusher & Wahoo McDaniel beat Superstar Billy Graham & Ivan Koloff in 2 out of 3 falls, Nick Bockwinkel beat Billy Robinson dq and Rene Goulet defeated Bob Bruggers. Attendance was 5,000.

1974 - In Chicago, Illinois; Dick the Bruiser & Wahoo McDaniel beat Larry Heiniemi & Buddy Wolff, Ivan Putski beat Superstar Billy Graham via dq and Chris Taylor beat Ray Stevens

1978 - In Honolulu, Hawaii; Russ Francis beat AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel dq, Hawaiian Tag Title Match John Tolos & Steve Strong beat Buddy Rose & John Studd to win tag title, Little John & Cowboy Lang beat Little Tokyo & Lord Littlebrook, Don Muraco beat Rocky Tomayo, Chris Markoff beat Mickey Doyle and Bill Francis beat Duke Savage; Jack and Jerry Brisco defeated Mr. Saito and Mr. Sato to win the Florida tag-team title in Miami Beach; In Duluth, Minnesota; Verne Gagne & Rufus R Jones beat Super Destroyer Mark II & Pat Patterson, Evan Johnson beat Lord Alfred Hayes, Bob Orton Jr beat Jim Brunzell and Steve Olsonoski beat Blackjack Lanza dq

1980 - In Rockford, Illinois; Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura beat Greg Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon, In a Loser Leaves Town Match, Bobby Heenan beat Lord Alfred Hayes, Dino Bravo beat Jerry Blackwell and Super Destroyer Mark II drew Steve Olsonoski

1981 - The Highflyers (Jim Brunzell & Greg Gagne) defeated The East-West Connection (Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura) for the AWA World Tag Team Title in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Also, Baron Von Raschke ddq Jerry Blackwell and AWA Light Heavyweight Champion Mike Graham beat Buck Zumhofe.

1984 - Antonio Inoki defeated Hulk Hogan for the IWGP Heavyweight Title in Tokyo, Japan; in Winnipeg; In a Non Title Match, King Kong Brody & Abdullah The Butcher beat AWA Tag Team Champions The Crusher & Baron Von Raschke, Nick Bockwinkel beat Curt Hennig, Fabulous Ones beat Steve Regal & Chris Markoff, Blackjack Lanza drew Larry Zbyszko, Steve O beat Kevin Kelly and Stan Lane beat Sheik Adnan. Attendance was 2,620.

1989 - At Clash of the Champions VII in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, The Freebirds defeated The Midnight Express in a tournament final for the NWA World Tag Team Championship.

1993 - The Steiner Brothers defeated Money, Inc. (Ted DiBiase and Irwin R. Schyster) for the WWF World Tag Team Title in Columbus, Ohio.

1998 - In Baltimore, Maryland, Chris Jericho defeated Dean Malenko via disqualification to win the vacant WCW Cruiserweight Title and Booker T defeated Fit Finlay to win the WCW Television Title.