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On this day in pro wrestling history (May 23): Antonio Inoki vs. Hulk Hogan, Andre vs. Sakaguchi, Frank Gotch in 57-minute match

By Brian Hoops, WrestlingObserver.com

1906 - Frank Gotch defeated Tom Jenkins to regain the American Heavyweight Championship in a three fall match that lasted 57 minutes.

1961 - Wilbur Snyder & Leo Nomellini defeated Hard Boiled Haggerty & Gene Kinisky in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the AWA World Tag Team Championship.

1963 - At Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas; World Tag Team Champions The Medics defeated Steve Bolus & Steve Kovacs and United States Heavyweight Champion Bob Geigel deafeated Joe Scarpello

1967- In Duluth, Minnesota; AWA Tag Team Champions Harley Race & Larry Hennig beat Verne Gagne & The Crusher via dq and Blackjack Lanza went to a draw with Bob Geigel.

1978 - In Omaha, Nebraska; AWA Tag Team Champions Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Blackjack Lanza & Bob Orton Jr

1980 - In Hasma, Japan; Andre the Giant defeated Seiji Sakaguchi via countout, WWF World Champion Bob Backlund & Tatsumi Fujinami fought Dusty Rhodes & Stan Hansen to a no contest and Antonio Inoki defeated Hulk Hogan via disqualification.

1981 - In Chicago, Illinois; AWA Tag Team Champions Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura beat Dick the Bruiser & the Crusher via dq,
Jerry Blackwell beat Baron Von Raschke and Tito Santana defeated Big John Studd.

1985 - In Winnipeg, AWA Champion Rick Martel beat Larry Zbyszko; Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat Larry Hennig & Curt Hennig and
Fabulous Freebirds Michael Hayes & Buddy Roberts beat Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell.

1988 - In Memphis at the Mid South Coliseum; Robert Fuller beat Jeff Jarrett by countout; Brickhouse Brown beat Max Pain via forfeit for CWA title and AWA Tag Team Champions Badd Company Pat Tanaka & Paul Diamond beat Bob Holly & Pat Rose.

1992 - Steve Austin defeated Barry Windham for the WCW Television Title in Atlanta, Georgia.

1996 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama defeated Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue for the All Japan Tag Titles in Sapporo, Japan