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On this day in pro wrestling history (June 15) Eddie Gilbert vs. Jerry Lawler, Outsiders vs. Flair and Piper, Shane Douglas wins 1st MLW title

By Brian Hoops,

1941 - In Waterloo, Iowa; Joe Dusek beat Rudy Strongberg by dq.

1950 - At Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Karl Davis beat Fred Blassie in a 2 out of 3 falls special mud match, Sonny Myers defeated Emil Dusek in 2 out of 3 falls, Ralph Garibaldi and Joe Dusek went to a time limit draw, and Bob Geigel and Tommy O’Toole wrestled to a 30 minute draw

1957 - In Wichita, Kansas, Mike Clancy beat Wild Red Berry 2 falls to 1, and Bobby Bruns beat Jim Austeri

1961 - In Kansas City, Kansas, The Alaskan defeated Ronnie Etchison via DQ in three falls, and Sonny Myers & Bobby Graham defeated Buddy Austin & Don McClarity in three falls

1962 - In St. Louis, Missouri, NWA Champion Buddy Rogers beat Johnny Valentine. Edouard Carpentier defeated Rip Hawk, and Hans Schmidt & Stan Stasiak defeated Bobby Managoff & Billy Watson. Attendance was announced as a sellout of 12,000; Sailor Art Thomas defeated The Mummy for the NWA Texas Heavyweight Title in Houston, Texas

1963 - In Minneapolis, MN, Crusher beat Waldo Von Erich, and in a non-title lumberjack match, Tiny Mills & Stan Kowalski beat AWA Tag Team Champions Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff

1966 - In Kansas City, Kansas, Ron Reed defeated Chuck Karbo in three falls, and North American Tag Team Champions The Mongolian Stomper & Bob Ellis defeated The Butcher & Alex Perez in two straight falls

1972 - In Winnipeg, Canada, Billy Robinson beat Ivan Koloff by dq, George Gordienko beat Big K, and Larry Hennig & Dusty Rhodes beat Wahoo McDaniel & Ramon Torres

1972 - In Kansas City, Kansas, Roger Kirby defeated The Viking, Rufus R. Jones defeated Black Angus via DQ, and The Stomper defeated Harley Race in three falls

1974 - In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The Crusher & Baron Von Raschke were co-winners of a two ring, 24 man $50,000 battle royal, Nick Bockwinkel drew Wahoo McDaniel, Superstar Billy Graham beat Oddjob, Larry Hennig beat Bull Bullinski, and Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Blackjack Lanza & Paul Perschmann (Buddy Rose). Attendance announced at 7,000

1975 - In Green Bay, Wisconsin, AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Ivan Putski & Dusty Rhodes in 2 out of 3 falls, Chris Taylor beat Buddy Wolff, Bobby Heenan beat Jim Brunzell by dq, and Khosrow Vaziri (Iron Shiek) beat Paul Perschmann (Buddy Rose). Attendance announced as 5,586

1979 - Seiji Sakaguchi and Riki Choshu defeated Hiro Matsuda and Masa Saito in Los Angeles, California, for the NWA North American Tag Team Title; Nick Bockwinkel & Bobby Duncum beat Mad Dog Vachon & Greg Gagne, Super Destroyer Mark II beat The Crusher in a no dq match, Paul Ellering beat Jesse Ventura in a posedown, Billy Robinson beat Ray Stevens by dq, and Pat Patterson beat Doug Gilbert in Denver, Colorado; The Blond Bombers (Larry Latham and Wayne Farris) defeated Jerry Lawler and Bill Dundee to win the AWA Southern Tag Team titles in Tupelo, Mississippi

1980 - Sangre Chicana defeated Cachorro Mendoza for the NWA World Middleweight Title in Monterrey, Mexico; In Green Bay, WI, AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Mad Dog Vachon, Dino Bravo beat Jerry Blackwell in a $5000 ladder match, Bobby Heenan beat Lord Alfred Hayes in a loser leaves town match, and Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura beat Steve Olsonoski & Juan Valez

1982 - One day after losing the World Class American Title to Fritz Von Erich in Fritz's retirement match, King Kong Bundy is awarded the title due to Fritz vacating it.

1983 - In Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada, Mad Dog Vachon & Baron Von Raschke beat Nick Bockwinkel & Blackjack Lanza, Ken Patera beat Wahoo McDaniel, Rick Martel beat Jerry Blackwell by dq, and Bobby Heenan beat Buck Zumhofe

1986 - Rufus R. Jones and Mike George defeated Hacksaw Higgins and J.R. Hogg in Sedalia, Missouri, to win the NWA Central States Tag Team Titles.

1990 - John Tatum defeated Bill Dundee for the USWA Southern Heavyweight Title in Dallas, Texas, ending Dundee's second reign and beginning Tatum's second.

1992 - Eddie Gilbert defeated Jerry Lawler for the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Title in Memphis, Tennessee.

1996 - Brickhouse Brown defeated Bart Sawyer for the vacant USWA TV Title in Memphis, Tennessee.

1997 - Cibernetico defeated Mascara Sagrada for the Mexico National Heavyweight Title in Pantitlo, Mexico.

1997 - At the Great American Bash PPV in Moline, Illinois, WCW World Tag Team Champions Scott Hall & Kevin Nash defeated Ric Flair & Roddy Piper, and Randy Savage defeated Diamond Dallas Page in a Falls Count Anywhere match.

1998 - During an edition of Monday Nitro, Chris Jericho was awarded the Cruiserweight Title.

2002 - Shane Douglas defeated Vampiro and Taiyo Kea in a three-way match to become the first MLW World Heavyweight Champion in Philadelphia, PA.