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1970 Larry Henning & Bob Windham (Blackjack Mulligan) defeat Thunder Sugiyama & Great Kusatsu in Ashikaga to win IWA World Tag Team Title.

1988 Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu vacate World Tag Team Title (All Japan) for the '88 Real World Tag Team Championship League.

Events

1954 Sankei Shinbun Newspaper promotes women's show with Mildred Burke, the women's world champion, and six other American wrestlers. With four Japanese wrestlers, they have three consecutive soldout shows at Kuramae Kokugikan (old Sumo Hall). Because of the popularity of women's wrestling, more than six women's promotions are founded this year. The Pan Ikari & Chopin Ikari, who have started female pro-wrestling in Japan in 1948, start Japan Women's Wrestling Club. The Matsunaga Brothers start All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling Associataion, the former body of today's All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling.

1968 Fuji Television Network airs an All Japan Women's card for the first time.

1976 Beauty Pair release their first song. More than 400,000 copies of the record are sold, and Beauty Pair becomes even bigger star than Mach Fumiake ever was.

1995 All wrestlers except Yoshiaki Fujiwara leave the Fujiwaragumi and form Battlarts.

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