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1984 El Santo (66)

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1975 Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta defeat Dory Funk Jr. & Terry Funk in San Antonio, TX to win NWA International Tag Team Title.

1976 Seiji Sakaguchi & Strong Kobayashi defeat Tiger Jeet Singh & Voodoo Mulumba in Sapporo to win the vacant NWA North American Tag Team Title.

1980 Nancy Kumi & Lucy Kayama defeat Black Pair (Mami Kumano & Yumi Ikeshita) in Osaka to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.

1986 Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu defeat Jumbo Tsuruta & Gen'ichiro Tenryu in Sapporo to win NWA International Tag Team Title.

1987 Jumbo Tsuruta & Gen'ichiro Tenryu defeat Riki Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu in Tokyo to win NWA International Tag Team Title.

2004 Shinsuke Nakamura vacates IWGP Heavyweight Title due to the injury from a match on 2003/12/31.


1964 Lou Thesz defends NWA World Heavyweight Title against Giant Baba in Detroit, MI.

1970 In the first AWA World heavyweight title match in Japan, Verne Gagne wrestles Strong Kobayashi to a double KO draw.

1979 New Japan and International Wrestling Enterprise chooses Susumu Nikaido, a congressman, as the Japan Pro-Wrestling Commissioner.

2005 The 7th annivarsary card for Giant Baba's death is held at Nippon Budokan. Motoko Baba, the widow, retired from the pro-wrestling business.

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