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On this day in pro wrestling history (June 25): MMA is born with Muhammad Ali vs. Antonio Inoki & Andre The Giant vs. Chuck Wepner

Ali vs. Inoki

By Brian Hoops, WrestlingObserver.com

1934 - Jim Londos defeated Jim Browning in New York City to unify the New York recognized World Heavyweight Title with the NWA (National Wrestling Association) World Heavyweight Wrestling Title.

1943 - In St. Joseph, MO; Orville Brown beat Ronnie Etchison in a mud match, Bad Boy Brown beat Carlos Rodriquez, Tom Zaharias beat George Pavich and Al Getz drew Ralph Garibaldi. Attendance was 2,400.

1963 - In Minneapolis, MN; Verne Gagne no contest Larry Hennig, Crusher beat Jack Pesek, AWA Tag Team Champions Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff beat Doug Gilbert & Don McClarty in 2 out of 3 falls and Iron Mike DiBiase beat Joe Tomasso. Attendance was 3,012.

1964 - At Memorial Hall in Kansas City; Moose Evans beat Dr. Big Bill Miller 2 falls to 1; Rocky Hamilton, The Lawman and Tom Poulos beat Bulldog Plechas, Harley Race and Baron Von Strauss, The Rat beat Steve Bolus, The Lawman beat Baron Von Strauss and Harley Race beat Tom Poulos

1965 - In St. Paul, MN; The Crusher beat AWA Champion Mad Dog Vachon dq, The Alaskan & Big K beat Chris Markoff & Doug Gilbert in 2 out of 3 falls, Billy Red Cloud beat Haru Sasaki and Larry Heiniemi drew Eddie Sharkey. Attendance was 5,651.

1970 - At Memorial Hall in Kansas City; Danny Little Bear & Frank Hester defeated Don Drummer & Scandor Akbar, Roger Kirby fought Ricky Romero to a draw, The Viking defeated Oki Shikina via DQ, Bob Geigel defeated Baron Von Raschke and Harley Race defeated Rufus R. Jones in three falls

1975 - At John O'Donnell Stadium in Davenport, Iowa; Nick Bockwinkel beat AWA Champion Verne Gagne dq, Billy Robinson beat Baron Von Raschke, Dusty Rhodes beat Ox Baker, Chris Taylor beat Buddy Wolff and Jim Brunzell beat Dick Reynolds

Andre vs. Chuck Wepner

1976 - Antonio Inoki and Muhammad Ali fought to a 15 round draw in Tokyo, Japan. In undercard matches on the show, Andre the Giant defeated boxer Chuck Wepner at Shea Stadium in New York and in Minneapolis; Verne Gagne drew AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel,
AWA Tag Team Champions Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher beat Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum and Greg Gagne beat Bob Orton Jr.

1978 - At Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto; WWWF Champion Bob Backlund beat Ken Patera, AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Rufus R. Jones, Andre the Giant & Gorilla Monsoon ddq Ray Stevens & Pat Patterson, Super Destroyer & Lord Alfred Hayes beat Billy Red Lyons & Dewey Robertson, Tiger Jeet Singh beat Kim Chang and Jim Brunzell beat Chris Tolos by countout.

1983 - In Milwaukee; Mad Dog Vavhon & Baron Von Raschke beat Ken Patera & Jerry Blackwell, AWA Champion Nick Bockwinkel beat Wahoo McDaniel, Jim Brunzell beat Blackjack Lanza, Bobby Heenan beat Buck Zumhofe and Rick Martel beat Chris Markoff.

1989 - In Hinkley, MN; Scott Norton & Ken Patera beat Destruction Crew Mike Enos & Wayne Bloom, AWA Champion Larry Zbyszko beat Paul Diamond, Greg Gagne no contest Soldat Ustinov and Colonel DeBeers beat Derrick Dukes

1995 - Mabel defeated Savio Vega to win the King Of The Ring Tournament in Philadelphia, PA.

2000 - Kurt Angle defeated Rikishi to win the King of the Ring Tournament in Boston, Mass. At the same event, The Rock won the WWE Title by pinning Vince McMahon in a tag team match.

2006 - Johnny Nitro won the WWE Intercontinental Title by defeating Carlito and Shelton Benjamin at the Vengeance PPV.