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Puroresu Forum - General http://www.puroresu.com/forum/ en Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:50:36 GMT vBulletin 10 http://www.puroresu.com/forum/images/misc/rss.png Puroresu Forum - General http://www.puroresu.com/forum/ Is anyone out there? http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5190-Is-anyone-out-there?goto=newpost Tue, 23 May 2017 02:04:55 GMT Years ago I enjoyed this board very much. Still lots of cool stuff to scroll through. I can't believe I remembered my password 😂😂 well if there are any lurkers, I hope this finds you well. My last post was in 2005, I believe. Cheers 😊 ]]> General highpriest http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5190-Is-anyone-out-there The current situation of Puroresu ? http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5188-The-current-situation-of-Puroresu?goto=newpost Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:11:43 GMT Hi,

I didn't watch puroresu in years (2011-2012), and i'm currently trying to go back watching it.

First, if we make rakings of the ratio of power between companies, what it would looks like ? From what I see, NJPW is with no doubt the strongest company in Japan. Then, maybe NOAH since Shiozaki and Kanemaru are back ? After, between Dragon Gate and All Japan I can't say. For indies, it seems like Big Japan soared up, so it would be this federation in #5, but then DDT ? Zero-1 ? The "new" WRESTLE-1 ? Michinoku Pro ? And others I forgot ?

Then, who are the "new sensations", the KENTA, Ibushi, Nakajima, Sekimoto, Fujita Hayato or Marufuji from 10 years ago ? I admit I have no idea of this, I don't really know who are the young lions to follow even if some young wrestlers made me good impression like Shigehiro Irie.

I also would like to know the heritage of defunct companies, and more precisely BattlArts. During years Futen kept helding shows, but since october 2014 they only hold 1 show... is shoot style dead ? In the same perspective, what's about the Osaka Pro's heritage ? First, what they're situation ? I thought they close down, but they still hold shows, even if a lot of wrestlers went away (Harada/Kotoge to NOAH, Zeus/Bodyguard to AJPW, Tigers Mask to BJW, Black Buffalo or Kanjyouro Matsuyama to small indies etc... then what about the "dotonbori" federation ? There is a partnership between them ? And Ryukyu Dragon Pro Wrestling is in the same "galaxy" ?

Speaking of Osaka Pro, what's the situation of arenas is Osaka ? I used to know the Miami Move on Arena/Delfin Arena Dotonbori which was Osaka Pro home, is it still exists, or it has a new name ? Then there was the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium where big companies like DG or NJPW came when they held shows in Osaka. Yet, on Cagematch, Osaka Pro hold most of their shows in the "Osaka Municipal Port Ward Community Center" (even if there is also "Osaka Municipal Joto Kumin Hall", "Osaka Yahiro Hall" or "Municipal Hirano Ward Community Center") and Dotonbori also held show in multiples arenas "Oyodo Community Center", " Osaka Azalea Taisho Hall", " EDION Arena Osaka #2"), can someone lighten all these arenas, if it's sometimes the same with multiples or not, if Osaka Pro or Dotonbori have a "home" etc... ? I know it's very specifit, it's more curiosity than real interests here.

Finally, can someone tell me more about new indy federations Pro Wrestling Heat up, Asuka Project and Cho Sento Puroresu FMW ?

Thanks you very much ! Andf you had any information on the situation of puroresu in 2016, what/who to follow, important news from last years etc... i'll take it ! ]]>
General MaxLanders http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5188-The-current-situation-of-Puroresu
Mike Sharpe Jr. in Japan http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5185-Mike-Sharpe-Jr-in-Japan?goto=newpost Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:27:25 GMT All Japan - 1979 - NWA Champion Series
1979/04/20 Tokyo - Korakuen Hall (1,000)
Giant Baba & The Destroyer (2-1) Gene Kiniski & Mike Sharpe Jr.
1: Kiniski (10:17 pin) Destroyer
2: Baba & Destroyer (1:43 COR)
3: Destroyer (6:25 pin) Sharpe

1979/04/21 Tohgane, Chiba - Vegetable & Fruit Market
Mike Sharpe Jr. (16:02 back breaker) Rocky Hata

1979/04/22 Satte, Saitama - Vegetable & Fruit Market
Gene Kiniski & *Mike Sharpe Jr. (18:13 canadian backbreaker) Jumbo Tsuruta & *Rocky Hata

1979/04/23 Minami-Ashigara, Kanagawa - Minoya Foods General Factory Square
Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta (2-1) Gene Kiniski & Mike Sharpe Jr.
1: Kiniski (12:27 pin) Baba
2: Tsuruta (4:40 small package hold) Kiniski
3: Baba (3:59 pin) Sharpe

1979/04/25 Yamato, Kanagawa - Auto Body Industry Gym
The Destroyer & Jumbo Tsuruta (2-1) Gene Kiniski & Mike Sharpe Jr.
1: Sharpe (12:46 pin) Destroyer
2: Destroyer & Tsuruta (1:26 COR)
3: Destroyer (5:45 pin) Sharpe

1979/04/27 Honjo, Saitama - Civic Gym
Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta (2-1) Dick Murdoch & Mike Sharpe Jr.
1: Murdoch (15:30 pin) Baba
2: Baba (4:25 pin) Murdoch
3: Tsuruta (4:13 rolling clutch hold) Sharpe

1979/04/28 Moroyama, Saitama - outside the Moro Station Community Center
*Gene Kiniski & Mike Sharpe Jr. (19:50 pin) Jumbo Tsuruta & *Takashi Ishikawa

1979/04/29 Mitsukaido, Ibaraki - Central Vegetable & Fruit Market
Giant Baba & The Destroyer & Jumbo Tsuruta (2-1) Gene Kiniski & Dick Murdoch & Mike Sharpe Jr.
1: Sharpe (11:21 pin) Tsuruta
2: Tsuruta (3:48 pin) Sharpe
3: Baba (4:19 pin) Kiniski

1979/05/02 Nagasaki - International Gym
NWA United National Heavyweight Title: Jumbo Tsuruta* (2-1) Mike Sharpe Jr.
1: Tsuruta (10:59 pin)
2: Sharpe (5:16 canadian back breaker)
3: Tsuruta (4:53 pin)

1979/05/03 Ohseto, Nagasaki - Shopping Center rooftop
Mike Sharpe Jr. (12:06 back breaker) Great Kojika

1979/05/04 Hondo, Kumamoto - Civic Center
The Destroyer & Jumbo Tsuruta (2-1) Dick Murdoch & Mike Sharpe Jr.
1: Murdoch (17:44 pin) Destroyer
2: Destroyer (4:57 pin) Murdoch
3: Tsuruta (3:15 pin) Sharpe

1979/05/05 Ushibuka, Kumamoto - outdoor, behind the Japan Fisheries Cooperatives
Mike Sharpe Jr. (13:31 bear hug) Great Kojika

1979/05/07 Osaka - Pref. Gym (6,300)
Mike Sharpe Jr. (16:21 back breaker) Rocky Hata

1979/05/08 Chiba - Pref. Gym (3,800)
Mike Sharpe Jr. (12:03 back breaker) Takashi Ishikawa

1979/05/09 Sendai - Miyagi Pref. Sports Center (3,700)
Mike Sharpe Jr. (10:09 bear hug) Great Kojika

1979/05/10 Tokyo - Korakuen Hall (1,800)
Mike Sharpe Jr. (15:43 back breaker) Rocky Hata



New Japan - 1984 - New Year Golden Series

1984/01/27 Nagoya - Aichi Pref. Gym (1,5000)
Antonio Inoki & *Tatsumi Fujinami (12:42 double out-of-fence) Hulk Hogan & *Mike Sharpe Jr.

1984/01/28 Fujioka, Gunma - Civic Gym
*Hulk Hogan & Mike Sharpe Jr. (8:34 pin) Riki Choshu & *Yoshiaki Yatsu

1984/01/30 Hakodate, Hokkaido - Civic Gym
Mike Sharpe Jr. (1:28 pin) Haruka Eigen

1984/02/01 Otaru, Hokkaido - City Gym
*Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi & Tatsumi Fujinami (10:54 DCOR) *Rusher Kimura & Bad News Allen & Mike Sharpe Jr.

1984/02/02 Muroran, Hokkaido - City Gym
*Hulk Hogan & Mike Sharpe Jr. (5:25 pin) Akira Maeda & *Osamu Kido

1984/02/03 Sapporo - Nakajima Sports Center (7,000)
*Antonio Inoki & Akira Maeda (8:58 pin) Hulk Hogan & *Mike Sharpe Jr.

1984/02/04 Tomakomai, Hokkaido - General Gym
*Hulk Hogan & Mike Sharpe Jr. (6:32 pin) *Yoshiaki Yatsu & Animal Hamaguchi

1984/02/05 Noheji, Aomori - Town Gym
*Hulk Hogan & Mike Sharpe Jr. (9:56 COR) Tatsumi Fujinami & *Akira Maeda

1984/02/06 Hachinohe, Aomori - City Gym
*Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi & Kengo Kimura (10:12 DCOR) *Rusher Kimura & Bad News Allen & Mike Sharpe Jr.

1984/02/07 Tokyo - Kuramae Kokugikan (12,000)
Hulk Hogan & Mike Sharpe Jr. def Choshu & Yoshiaki Yatsu

1984/02/08 Hekinan, Aichi - Seaside Gym (3,200)
*Antonio Inoki & Akira Maeda & Kengo Kimura (10:10 pin) Hulk Hogan & Mike Sharpe Jr. & *Bret Hart

1984/02/09 Osaka - Pref. Athletic Hall (9,000)
*Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura (8:04 DCOR) *Bad News Allen & Mike Sharpe Jr.

1984/02/12 Quezon, PHILIPPINES - Araneta Coliseum (15,000)
Tatsumi Fujinami def Mike Sharpe Jr.

1984/02/13 Quezon, PHILIPPINES - Araneta Coliseum (15,000)
Seiji Sakaguchi (5:20 DCOR) Mike Sharpe Jr.


New Japan - 1984 - Big Fight Series II
1984/03/30 Tokyo - Korakuen Hall (3,000)
Mike Sharpe Jr. (4:22 pin) Kengo Kimura

1984/03/31 Mito, Ibaraki - Civic Gym
Magnificent Muraco & Mike Sharpe Jr. def Kuniaki Kobayashi & Isamu Teranishi

1984/04/01 Nagano - Civic Gym
Mike Sharpe Jr. (DQ) Yoshiaki Fujiwara

1984/04/02 Ashikaga, Tochigi - Civic Gym
Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura def Masked Superstar & Mike Sharpe Jr.

1984/04/03 Sagamihara, Kanagawa - City General Gym
*Seiji Sakaguchi & Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura (10:16 half crab) Masked Superstar & Mike Sharpe Jr. & *Hercules Ayala

1984/04/04 Kamagaya, Chiba - Civic Athletic
Mike Sharpe Jr. def Haruka Eigen

1984/04/05 Kawasaki - City Gym (5,300)
Seiji Sakaguchi & *Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura (10:10 pin) Masked Superstar & Magnificent Muraco & *Mike Sharpe Jr.

1984/04/06 Izumi, Miyagi - General Gym
Magnificent Muraco & Mike Sharpe Jr. def Kuniaki Kobayashi & Isamu Teranishi

1984/04/07 Aizu Wakamatsu, Fukushima - Aizu Gym
Mike Sharpe Jr. def Masanobu Kurisu

1984/04/08 Joetsu, Niigata - Welfare North Hall
Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami & Osamu Kido def Masked Superstar & Hercules Ayala & Mike Sharpe Jr.

1984/04/10 Sahara, Chiba - Civic Gym
Magnificent Muraco & Mike Sharpe Jr. def Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Haruka Eigen

1984/04/11 Iida, Nagano - Labor Athletic Center
Mike Sharpe Jr. & Hercules Ayala def Yoshiaki Yatsu & Isamu Teranishi

1984/04/12 Tsuruga, Fukui - City Gym
*Seiji Sakaguchi & Kengo Kimura (11:28 DCOR) Magnificent Muraco & *Mike Sharpe Jr.

1984/04/13 Fukuyama, Hiroshima - City Gym
*Masked Superstar & Mike Sharpe Jr. (8:16 pin) Seiji Sakaguchi & *Osamu Kido

1984/04/14 Yamaguchi - Pref. Gym
Hercules Ayala & Mike Sharpe Jr. def Osamu Kido & Haruka Eigen

1984/04/15 Suita, Osaka - Expo Land Square
Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami & Osamu Kido def Masked Superstar & Mike Sharpe Jr. & Hercules Ayala

1984/04/17 Tokushima - City Gym
Tatsumi Fujinami (9:58) Mike Sharpe Jr.

1984/04/18 Ohgaki, Gifu - Sports Center
Mike Sharpe Jr. def Masanobu Kurisu

1984/04/19 Tokyo - Kuramae Kokugikan (13,000)
Seiji Sakaguchi & *Osamu Kido (9:22 backsilde) Masked Superstar & *Mike Sharpe Jr.


New Japan - 1985 - IWGP & WWF Champion Series

1985/05/10 Fukuoka - Sports Center (5,650)
Strong Machine #1 [Junji Hirata] (8:03 DCOR) Mike Sharpe Jr.

1985/05/11 Karatsu, Saga - Culture Gym (2,150)
*Jimmy Snuka & Mike Sharpe Jr. (12:34 pin) Tatsumi Fujinami & *Shunji Kosugi

1985/05/12 Nakama, Fukuoka - City Gym (2,690)
Canek & Mike Sharpe Jr. def The Cobra & Shunji Kosugi

1985/05/13 Oita - Pref. General Gym (3,590)
Mike Sharpe Jr. & Tony St. Clair def Black Cat & Hiro Saito

1985/05/15 Nagasaki - International Gym (3,210)
Mike Sharpe Jr. def KIM Su-hong

1985/05/16 Saga - Sports Center
Mike Sharpe Jr. (8:12 pin) Hiro Saito

1985/05/17 Kumamoto - Pref. General Gym (4,120)
IWGP Tournament Round 1: Tatsumi Fujinami (7:54 pin) Mike Sharpe Jr.

1985/05/18 Tokyo - Korakuen Hall (2,690)
*Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami (14:25 pin) Bob Backlund & *Mike Sharpe Jr.

1985/05/20 Hiroshima - Pref. Gym (4,870)
*Mike Sharpe Jr. & Tony St. Clair (8:17 pin) Canek & *Enrique Vera

1985/05/21 Marugame, Kagawa - Civic Gym (2,360)
Mike Sharpe Jr. def KIM Su-hong

1985/05/22 Tokushima - City Gym (3,030)
*King Kong Bundy & Mike Sharpe Jr. (14:00 pin) *Shunji Takano & Kantaro Hoshino

1985/05/24 Kobe - World Memorial Hall (8,160)
Mike Sharpe Jr. (7:58 DQ) Hiro Saito

1985/05/25 Himeji, Hyogo - Welfare Hall (3,480)
Antonio Inoki & *Tatsumi Fujinami (9:50 pin) King Kong Bundy & *Mike Sharpe Jr.

1985/05/26 Tottori - Industrial Gym (3,830)
Pedro Morales & Mike Sharpe Jr. def Kantaro Hoshino & Black Cat

1985/05/27 Shizuoka - Industrial Hall (3,040)
*Andre the Giant & Masked Superstar & Mike Sharpe Jr. (9:22 pin) Antonio Inoki & Kengo Kimura & *Shunji Takano

1985/05/28 Hamamatsu, Shizuoka - City Gym (3,450)
Mike Sharpe Jr. (6:36 pin) Shunji Kosugi

1985/05/29 Sagamihara, Kanagawa - General Gym (2,120)
Mike Sharpe Jr. (8:48 DQ) Hiro Saito

1985/05/31 Ohmiya, Saitama - Civic Gym (3,260)
Mike Sharpe Jr. def Shunji Takano

1985/06/02 Joetsu, Niigata - Legion Plaza Joetsu Indoor Stadium (3,150)
*Tatsumi Fujinami & Kantaro Hoshino (9:11 pin) King Kong Bundy & *Mike Sharpe Jr.

1985/06/03 Iwaki, Fukushima - General Gym (3,280)
Super Strong Machine (9:21 pin) Mike Sharpe Jr.

1985/06/04 Morioka - Iwate Pref. Gym (3,630)
*Seiji Sakaguchi & Kengo Kimura (12:07 pin) Mike Sharpe Jr. & *Tony St. Clair

1985/06/05 Niigata - City Gym (3,200)
Canek & Mike Sharpe Jr. def Shunji Kosugi & KIM Su-hong

1985/06/06 Sendai - Miyagi Pref. Sports Center (4,150)
Hiro Saito & KIM Su-hong (DCOR) Mike Sharpe Jr. & Enrique Vera

1985/06/07 Matsumoto, Nagano - General Gym (4,340)
*Antonio Inoki & Kengo Kimura (17:17 back sliding) Hulk Hogan & *Mike Sharpe Jr.

1985/06/08 Iida, Nagano - Laborers Athletic Center (2,710)
Antonio Inoki & *Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura (12:00 pin) Andre the Giant & Mike Sharpe Jr. & *Tony St. Clair

1985/06/09 Ohgaki, Gifu - Sports Center (4,840)
Mike Sharpe Jr. (9:51 pin) Black Cat

1985/06/11 Tokyo - Metropolitan Gym (11,474)
Mike Sharpe Jr. & Tony St. Clair def Black Cat & Hiro Saito

1985/06/12 Yokohama - Culture Gym (3,220)
Super Strong Machine (9:06 pin) Mike Sharpe Jr.

1985/06/13 Nagoya - Aichi Pref. Gym (12,330)
Mike Sharpe Jr. def Keiji Mutoh ]]>
General Hisaharu Tanabe http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5185-Mike-Sharpe-Jr-in-Japan
Mongolian Stomper in Japan http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5184-Mongolian-Stomper-in-Japan?goto=newpost Sun, 24 Jan 2016 04:41:51 GMT JWA - 1971 - New Year Champion Series


1971/01/04 Tokyo - Taitoh Ward Gym
Mongolian Stomper & Ricky Hunter def Antonio Inoki & Great Kojika

1971/01/06 Kawasaki - City Gym
Mongolian Stomper def Great Kojika

1971/01/07 Osaka - Pref. Gym
NWA International Tag Team Title: Giant Baba & Antonio Inoki* (2-1) Mongolian Stomper & The Kentuckian
1: Inoki (4:31 pin) Stomper
2: Stomper? (pin) Inoki?
3: Inoki (3:02 boston crab) Kentuckian

1971/01/09 Tokyo - Itabashi Ward Gym
Antonio Inoki & Kantaro Hoshino & Kintaro Ohki def Mitsu Arakawa & Mongolian Stomper & The Kentuckian

1971/01/11 Matsuyama
Giant Baba & Antonio Inoki & Michiaki Yoshimura def Mongolian Stomper & The Kentuckian & Ricky Hunter

1971/01/12 Tokushima
Mongolian Stomper def Kintaro Ohki

1971/01/13 Kochi - Pref. Hall
Giant Baba & Kintaro Ohki def Mongolian Stomper & The Kentuckian

1971/01/15 Tokuyama, Yamaguchi - City Gym
Giant Baba & Great Kojika (DQ) Mongolian Stomper & Ricky Hunter

1971/01/17 Ureshino, Saga
Giant Baba & Antonio Inoki def Mongolian Stomper & The Kentuckian

1971/01/18 Shimabara, Nagasaki
Giant Baba (DCOR) Mongolian Stomper

1971/01/19 Nagasaki - International Gym
Giant Baba & Kintaro Ohki & Great Kojika def Mongolian Stomper & The Kentuckian & Ricky Hunter

1971/01/21 Oita
Giant Baba & Antonio Inoki def Mongolian Stomper & Ricky Hunter

1971/01/22 Miyakonojoh, Miyazaki
Giant Baba & Antonio Inoki (DCOR) Mongolian Stomper & Bill Dromo

1971/01/23 Kanoya, Kagoshima - City Gym
Giant Baba & Kintaro Ohki & Michiaki Yoshimura def Mongolian Stomper & Ricky Hunter & The Kentuckian

1971/01/25 Kumamoto - Pref. Gym
Kintaro Ohki (DCOR) Mongolian Stomper

1971/01/29 Tokyo - Korakuen Hall
Mongolian Stomper & The Kentuckian (DQ) Giant Baba & Kintaro Ohki

1971/01/30 Nagoya
Giant Baba & Antonio Inoki def Ricky Hunter & Mongolian Stomper

1971/01/31 Nishio, Aichi - City Gym
Giant Baba & Great Kojika def Mongolian Stomper & The Kentuckian

1971/02/02 Hiroshima - Pref. Gym
NWA International Heavyweight Title: Giant Baba* (1-1) Mongolian Stomper
1: Baba (7:24 pin)
2: Stomper (9:54)
3: (3:44 DCOR)

1971/02/04 Tokyo - Ohta Ward Gym
Mongolian Stomper (2-1) Antonio Inoki
1: Stomper (13:47 pin)
2: Inoki (5:00 abdominal stretch)
3: Stomper (2:17 DQ)

1971/02/05 Tokyo - Korakuen Hall
Mongolian Stomper (COR) Great Kojika

1971/02/06 Fuji, Shizuoka - City Gym
Giant Baba & Antonio Inoki & Kintaro Ohki def Mongolian Stomper & The Kentuckian & Ronnie Garvin

JWA - 1972 - International Championship Series

1972/11/17 Tokyo - Korakuen Hall (1,500)
Seiji Sakaguchi & Akihisa Takachiho (2-1) Killer Karl Kox & Mongolian Stomper
1: Stomper (11:14 pin) Takachiho
2: Takachiho (4:33 pin) Stomper
3: Sakaguchi & Takachiho (8:30 DQ)

1972/11/21 Nagoya - Aichi Pref. Gym (4,000)
Kintaro Ohki (10:40 figure-4 leg lock) Mongolian Stomper

1972/11/24 Tokyo - Korakuen Hall (1,000)
Kintaro Ohki & Great Kojika (2-1) Killer Karl Kox & Mongolian Stomper
1: Kox (20:15 pin) Kojika
2: Ohki (5:36 pin) Kox
3: Kojika (1:35 pin) Stomper

1972/11/29 Sapporo - Nakajima Sports Center (4,500)
Kintaro Ohki (8:45 pin) Mongolian Stomper

1972/12/01 Yokohama - Culture Gym (4,500)
Seiji Sakaguchi & Masa Saito (2-1) Gene Kiniski & Mongolian Stomper
1: (13:03 DCOR)
2: Sakaguchi (4:53 pin) Stomper

1972/12/02 Tokyo - Kuramae Kokugikan (6,000)
Umanosuke Ueda (14:37 DQ) Mongolian Stomper

1972/12/04 Hiroshima - Pref. Gym (5,000)
Seiji Sakaguchi & Akihisa Takachiho (2-1) Killer Karl Kox & Mongolian Stomper
1: Kox (9:31 pin) Takachiho
2: Takachiho (7:25 pin) Kox
3: Sakaguchi (5:06 pin) Stomper

1972/12/05 Osaka - Pref. Gym (5,200)
Michiaki Yoshimura (17:26 backslide) Mongolian Stomper

1972/12/08 Shizuoka - Sunpu Hall (4,000)
Akihisa Takachiho (10:18 DDQ) Mongolian Stomper

1972/12/09 Mino-Kamo, Gifu - Chuno Gym (4,500)
Mongolian Stomper (9:05 DQ) Great Kojika

1972/12/13 Toyohashi, Aichi - City Gym (3,000)
Seiji Sakaguchi & Akihisa Takachiho (2-1) Gene Kiniski & Mongolian Stomper
1: (10:08 DCOR)
2: Sakaguchi (11:51 pin) Stomper

1972/12/14 Gifu - Municipal Center (4,500)
Mongolian Stomper (10:45 DQ) Masa Saito

IWE - 1979 - Devilish Fight Series

1979/11/01 Takahagi, Ibaraki - Civic Gym
Alexis Smirnoff & Mongolian Stomper (COR) Rusher Kimura & Ashura Hara

1979/11/02 Sano, Tochigi
Mongolian Stomper def Great Kusatsu

1979/11/03 Koshigaya, Saitama
Mongolian Stomper def Isamu Teranishi

1979/11/04 Tokyo - Korakuen Hall
Mongolian Stomper def Great Kusatsu

1979/11/05 Shiroishi, Miyagi
Mongolian Stomper & Gypsy Joe def Rusher Kimura & Isamu Teranishi

1979/11/06 Kakunodate, Akita
Rusher Kimura (NC) Mongolian Stomper

1979/11/07 Hirosaki, Aomori - Civic Gym
Alexis Smirnoff & Mongolian Stomper def Mighty Inoue & Isamu Teranishi

1979/11/08 Gojome, Akita
Rusher Kimura & Ashura Hara & Mighty Inoue def Mongolian Stomper & Gypsy Joe & Cuban Assassin

1979/11/09 Hiraka, Aomori
Mongolian Stomper & Gypsy Joe def Rusher Kimura & Ashura Hara

1979/11/10 Kaminoyama, Yamagata
Mongolian Stomper def Jiro Inazuma

1979/11/12 Uonuma, Niigata - Koidego Gym (2,000)
Rusher Kimura & Great Kusatsu & Animal Hamaguchi (2-1) Mongolian Stomper & Alexis Smirnoff & Umanosuke Ueda
1: Ueda (8:17 pin) Kusatsu
2: Kimura's team (2:32 DQ)
3: Kusatsu (1:50 abdominal stretch) Ueda

1979/11/13 Sanjo, Niigata - Welfare Hall
Mongolian Stomper def Mighty Inoue

1979/11/14 Suwa, Nagano - Lake Suwa Sports Center (3,200)
Mongolian Stomper (5:03 pin) Isamu Teranishi

1979/11/15 Takayama, Gifu - Hida Takayama Gym (1,500)
*Rusher Kimura & Animal Hamaguchi & Ashura Hara (14:05 forfeit) *Mongolian Stomper & Umanosuke Ueda & Goro Tsurumi

1979/11/16 Wakayama - Pref. Gym (1,900)
*Mongolian Stomper & Umanosuke Ueda & Goro Tsurumi (10:57 pin) Alexis Smirnoff & Gypsy Joe & *Cuban Assassin

1979/11/17 Wadayama, Hyogo
Mongolian Stomper (DQ) Rusher Kimura

1979/11/18 Kake, Hiroshima
Mongolian Stomper & Gypsy Joe & Umanosuke Ueda (DQ) Rusher Kimura & Great Kusatsu & Isamu Teranishi

1979/11/19 Hamada, Shimane
Mongolian Stomper def Ashura Hara

1979/11/20 Hirose, Shimane
Rusher Kimura & Ashura Hara & Mighty Inoue def Mongolian Stomper & Umanosuke Ueda & Cuban Assassin

1979/11/22 Imabari, Ehime
Mongolian Stomper def Animal Hamaguchi

1979/11/24 Anan, Tokushima
Mongolian Stomper def Isamu Teranishi

1979/11/25 Matsubara, Osaka
Animal Hamaguchi & Mighty Inoue & Ashura Hara def Mongolian Stomper & Umanosuke Ueda & Cuban Assassin

1979/11/26 Owase, Mie
Mongolian Stomper def Mighty Inoue

1979/11/27 Toyohashi, Aichi
Mongolian Stomper & Umanosuke Ueda def Mighty Inoue & Jiro Inazuma

1979/11/28 Ena, Gifu
Mongolian Stomper def Jiro Inazuma

1979/11/29 Konan, Aichi
Rusher Kimura & Animal Hamaguchi & Ashura Hara def Mongolian Stomper & Gypsy Joe & Yasu Fujii

1979/11/30 Izu-Nagaoka, Shizuoka
Rusher Kimura & Great Kusatsu & Ashura Hara def Alexis Smirnoff & Mongolian Stomper & Cuban Assassin

1979/12/01 Fujioka, Gunma - Civic Gym (1,400)
Rusher Kimura & Animal Hamaguchi & Mighty Inoue (2-1) Mongolian Stomper & Gypsy Joe & Yasu Fujii
1: Joe (14:46 pin) Hamaguchi
2: Inoue (4:22 pin) Fujii
3: Hamaguchi (3:45 pin) Joe

1979/12/04 Tokyo - Korakuen Hall
IWA World Heavyweight Title: Rusher Kimura* (10:49 pin) Mogolian Stomper

1979/12/05 Koga, Ibaraki - Civic Gym
Mongolian Stomper def Animal Hamaguchi ]]>
General Hisaharu Tanabe http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5184-Mongolian-Stomper-in-Japan
<![CDATA["puroresu"]]> http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5183-quot-puroresu-quot?goto=newpost Mon, 10 Aug 2015 21:10:07 GMT This is rather a personal rant from me and is nothing informative.

I've always liked computers since I was a teenager. I was already using the internet and "online services" (e.g. CompuServe, pre-internet Prodigy, etc.) more than 20 years ago. I regularly corresponded with English-speaking pro-wrestling fans, and with a Japanese friend of mine, we kept trying to explain how great Japanese pro-wrestling was.


It was when WWF (today's WWE) was marketed toward kids and very cartoonish, and there was also the infamous GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling). American pro-wrestling was very different from its Japanese counterpart and made me embarrassed to be a wrestling fan in this country.

Of course, there were always over-patriotic Americans who just couldn't accept the fact that other countries could have good products. I frequntly got prejudice comments like, "Japanese wrestling? That thing with fat men showing their bare asses?" or "I bet it's just a bunch of near-sighted little guys running around."

However, there were also those who loved pro-wrestling regardless country or language, and when they saw the matches from Japan for the first time, they always enjoyed.

In early 1990s, the aforementioned friend and I started using the word "puroresu" ("purofesshonaru resuringu" in short) on the internet message boards to refer to "Japanese pro-wrestling" since that's how we said it in Japanese.

The term "lucha libre" was already common among the wrestling fans in America to refer to the Mexican style of pro-wrestling.

Also, Japanese cartoon was becoming popular in English-speaking countries. While I started seeing "Japanimation" section in the video rental stores, many diehard fans were already using the word "anime".

So, I thought it was really a cool idea to spread the word "puroresu".

That made me somewhat famous among the English-speaking puroresu fans. I got several interview offers from radio stations/programs. Until 10+ years ago or so, there were always some fans at wrestling events who knew about me. Dory Funk Jr. once invited me for a dinner after finding my website. These are nothing more than the stories of the past, though...

Last night, I went to Queens for the opening card of "Marvelous Puroresu USA", headed by the legendary Chigusa Nagayo.

Since the main organizers were my friends, I helped supporting the event in several different ways: advertising online, contacting someone who works for a Japanese local paper, going around nearby Japanese grocery stories to request putting the poster on their bulletin board, etc.

However, another reason why I wanted to support the event was because this was, to my knowledge, the first pro-wrestling promotion whose name included "puroresu" (at least in North America).

My church has a weekly prayer meeting every Friday night. For past several weeks, I asked the participants to pray for the event. Last Friday night, I once again prayed for it. Then, my pastor followed me by praying so that whatever those girl wrestlers will be doing in Japan will bring dreams and hopes to the young generation there.

That reminded me of something very important. What "puroresu"meant to me back when I first started spreading it.

Unlike American pro-wrestling, "puroresu" as I liked wasn't just about enjoying the matches and storylines. The fans expected the hopes and dreams to be brought to them by the matches and/or the wrestlers. The fans wanted to feel the life stories of the wrestlers. The fans were encouraged by watching the matches.

To be honest, last night's event wasn't perfectly so. I don't even know whether it was considered successful from a promotional standpoint.

However, the place was packed and everyone seemed to have fun. The wrestlers had nice smiles after the event was over. Personally, I got to see some of my old friends after more than 10 years, met those whom I only knew online for the first time, and made some new friends too.

For more than 20 years, I insisted myself on using "puroresu", and last night's event made me happy for doing that. ]]>
General Hisaharu Tanabe http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5183-quot-puroresu-quot
Roddy Piper in Japan http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5182-Roddy-Piper-in-Japan?goto=newpost Sat, 01 Aug 2015 16:10:18 GMT NJPW: 1977: Toukon Series

1977/08/26 Kiryu, Gunma - City Gym (2,000)
Antonio Inoki & Riki Choshu def Black Jack Mulligan & Roddy Piper

1977/08/27 Hiratsuka, Kanagawa - Omikenshi Factory site (2,400)
Antonio Inoki & Osamu Kido def Stan Hansen & Roddy Piper

1977/08/28 Tokyo - Den'en Coliseum (4,400)
Strong Kobayashi (10:45 pin) Roddy Piper

1977/08/30 Misato, Saitama (2,500)
Seiji Sakaguchi def Roddy Piper

1977/08/31 Suzuka, Mie - City Gym (2,300)
Stan Hansen & Roddy Piper (2-1) Seiji Sakaguchi & Riki Choshu
1: Hansen (8:20 pin) Riki Choshu
2: Choshu (4:05 DCOR) Hansen

1977/09/01 Tajimi, Gifu - New Parking Lot (4,000)
Antonio Inoki & Osamu Kido (2-1) Roddy Piper & The Hangman
1: Kido (9:40 rolling clutch hold) Piper
2: Piper (4:16 pin) Kido
3: Inoki (3:11 pin) Hangman

1977/09/02 Nagoya - Aichi Pref. Gym (5,500)
Seiji Sakaguchi & Riki Choshu (2-0) The Hangman & Roddy Piper
1: Choshu (11:24 DQ) Hangman
2: Sakaguchi (3:29 pin) Piper

1977/09/03 Hekinan, Aichi - City Mammoth Pool parking lot (3,800)
Antonio Inoki & Kantaro Hoshino def The Hangman & Roddy Piper

1977/09/04 Yamato Takada, Nara - Kagura Square (3,500)
Roddy Piper def Kantaro Hoshino

1977/09/05 Akashi, Hyogo - Park Track Field (5,000)
Antonio Inoki & Strong Kobayashi (2-0) Stan Hansen & Roddy Piper
1: Kobayashi (12:07 pin) Piper
2: Inoki (3:43 pin) Piper

1977/09/06 Tokushima - City Gym (2,500)
Roddy Piper def Osamu Kido

1977/09/08 Tokuyama, Yamaguchi - City Gym (3,500)
Riki Choshu def Roddy Piper

1977/09/09 Yabe, Kumamoto - Town Gym (2,200)
Antonio Inoki & Kantaro Hoshino def Stan Hansen & Roddy Piper

1977/09/11 Kokubu, Kagoshima - General Gym (3,200)
Seiji Sakaguchi & Strong Kobayashi (2-1) Black Jack Mulligan & Roddy Piper
1: Kobayashi (13:35 DCOR) Mulligan
2: Kobayashi (3:16 pin) Piper

1977/09/12 Kagoshima - Pref. Gym (3,000)
Antonio Inoki & Riki Choshu def Stan Hansen & Roddy Piper

1977/09/13 Tamana, Kumamoto - Tamana Onsen Center square (2,000)
Antonio Inoki (5:22 abdominal stretch) Roddy Piper

1977/09/14 Nijo, Fukuoka - Fukuyoshi Fishers Union square (4,000)
Antonio Inoki & Osamu Kido def Black Jack Mulligan & Roddy Piper

1977/09/16 Kurume, Fukuoka - Pref. Gym (2,800)
The Hangman & Roddy Piper (2-1) Strong Kobayashi & Osamu Kido
1: Kobayashi (6:06 pin) Piper
2: Piper (5:49 backslide) Kido
3: Hangman (4:54 pin) Kido

1977/09/17 Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi - City Gym (2,000)
Antonio Inoki & Riki Choshu def Stan Hansen & Roddy Piper

1977/09/20 Yoshida, Niigata - Town Gym (2,500)
Antonio Inoki & Kantaro Hoshino def Black Jack Mulligan & Roddy Piper

1977/09/21 Obanazawa, Yamagata - Pref. Gym (3,300)
Stan Hansen & Roddy Piper (2-1) Seiji Sakaguchi & Riki Choshu
1: Sakaguchi (9:23 pin) Piper
2: Hansen (4:52 COR) Seiji Sakaguchi
3: Piper (3:04 pin) Riki Choshu

1977/09/22 Aizu Wakamatsu, Fukushima - City Gym (3,000)
Antonio Inoki (9:37 pin) Roddy Piper

1977/09/24 Kesennuma, Miyagi - Business Port (3,000)
Antonio Inoki & Osamu Kido def Stan Hansen & Roddy Piper

1977/09/25 Miyako, Iwate - Miyako Bowl (1,500)
Seiji Sakaguchi (9:58 pin) Roddy Piper

1977/09/27 Utsunomiya, Tochigi - Sports Center (3,000)
Antonio Inoki & Kantaro Hoshino def Stan Hansen & Roddy Piper

1977/09/28 Ichihara, Chiba - Seaside Gym (2,000)
Seiji Sakaguchi & Osamu Kido (2-0) Black Jack Mulligan & Roddy Piper
1: Sakaguchi (13:11 DQ) Piper
2: Sakaguchi (3:39 pin) Piper

1977/09/29 Osaka - Pref. Gym (4,500)
Roddy Piper def Osamu Kido

1977/09/30 Kamagori, Aichi - City Gym (2,500)
Strong Kobayashi & Osamu Kido (2-1) Black Jack Mulligan & Roddy Piper
1: Kido (13:44 rolling clutch) Piper
2: Piper (5:40 pin) Kido
3: Kobayashi (3:15 pin) Piper

1977/10/01 Kita-Narashino, Chiba (2,000)
Strong Kobayashi & Riki Choshu (2-1) Stan Hansen & Roddy Piper
1: Hansen (6:11 pin) Choshu
2: Kobayashi & Choshu (6:44 DQ)
3: Choshu (2:55 pin) Piper

NJPW: 1978: Big Fight Series (as Masked Canadian)

1978/03/03 Takasaki, Gunma - City Gym (2,500)
Tatsumi Fujinami (11:42 dragon suplex hold) Masked Canadian

1978/03/07 Koshoku, Nagano - City Gym (2,500)
Tatsumi Fujinami (14:12 pin) Masked Canadian

1978/03/09 Shiroishi, Miyagi - City Gym (2,000)
Strong Kobayashi (8:49 canadian backbreaker) Masked Canadian

1978/03/10 Koriyama, Fukishima - General Gym (3,500)
Masked Canadian def Kantaro Hoshino

1978/03/11 Hachioji, Tokyo - Summer Land (1,700)
Strong Kobayashi & Haruka Eigen (2-1) Masked Superstar & Masked Canadian
1: Eigen (13:26 DCOR) Superstar
2: Kobayashi (3:30 boston crab) Canadian

1978/03/14 Choshi, Chiba - City Gym (2,500)
Antonio Inoki & Strong Kobayashi (2-0) Ivan Koloff & Masked Canadian
1: Kobayashi (15:28 canadian backbreaker) Canadian
2: Inoki (2:39 pin) Canadian

1978/03/15 Kashihara, Nara - City Gym (3,300)
Tatsumi Fujinami & Riki Choshu (2-1) Masked Canadian & Roberto Soto
1: Choshu (12:46 Masked Canadian back breaker) Canadian
2: Canadian (0:59 rolling clutch hold) Choshu
3: Fujinami (3:43 rolling clutch hold) Soto

1978/03/17 Ohgaki, Gifu - Sports Center (3,300)
Osamu Kido def Masked Canadian

1978/03/18 Toyoake, Aichi
Tatsumi Fujinami (10:48 leg roll clutch) Masked Canadian

1978/03/19 Toyokawa, Aichi - City Gym (2,400)
Antonio Inoki & Strong Kobayashi (2-0) Masked Superstar & Masked Canadian
1: Inoki (14:08 rolling clutch) Canadian
2: Inoki & Kobayashi (4:58 DQ)

1978/03/21 Tsu, Mie - City Gym (3,600)
Ivan Koloff & Masked Canadian (2-1) Strong Kobayashi & Kantaro Hoshino
1: Canadian (11:33 pin) Hoshino
2: Kobayashi (5:29 canadian backbreaker) Koloff
3: Koloff (3:40 canadian backbreaker) Kobayashi

1978/03/22 Otsu, Shiga - Pref. Gym (2,800)
Strong Kobayashi (7:01 canadian backbreaker) Masked Canadian

1978/03/24 Wakayama - Pref. Gym (3,700)
Tatsumi Fujinami & Kotetsu Yamamoto (2-1) Ivan Koloff & Masked Canadian
1: Fujinami (17:40 double arm suplex hold) Canadian
2: Koloff (2:45 back breaker) Yamamoto
3: Fujinami (3:09 pin) Koloff

1978/03/25 Higashi-Osaka, Osaka - City Higashi Gym (2,300)
Riki Choshu def Masked Canadian

1978/03/27 Fukaya, Saitama - City Gym (2,000)
Strong Kobayashi (5:04 pin) Masked Canadian

1978/03/28 Koga, Ibaraki - City Gym (2,500)
Tatsumi Fujinami (4:02 rolling back clutch) Masked Canadian

1978/03/29 Fuji, Shizuoka - Yoshiwara Gym (2,800)
Kantaro Hoshino def Masked Canadian

1978/03/30 Kuramae Kokugikan (9,500)
*Ivan Koloff & Masked Canadian (10:42 canadian back breaker) Riki Choshu & *Haruka Eigen

AJPW: 1983: Grand Champion Carnival II

1983/05/19 Akoh, Hyogo - Civic General Gym (2,200)
Dick Slater & *Roddy Piper (10:15 pin)*Mighty Inoue & Ashura Hara

1983/05/20 Izumi-Sano, Osaka - Civic General Gym (2,800)
Gen'ichiro Tenryu (11:34 DQ) Roddy Piper

1983/05/21 Takahashi, Okayama - Civic Gym (2,900)
Giant Baba & *Gen'ichiro Tenryu & Mighty Inoue (11:06 small package hold) Dick Slater & Roddy Piper & *Chavo Guerrero

1983/05/22 Miyoshi, Hiroshima - Municipal Gym (2,500; soldout)
*Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta & Ashura Hara (10:01 pin) Dick Slater & Roddy Piper & *Mike Davis

1983/05/23 Niimi, Okayama - Civic General Ground (3,000; soldout)
Roddy Piper (5:50 pin) Mighty Inoue

1983/05/25 Kakegawa, Shizuoka - Kakegawa Station 2nd South Park planned site (2,000; soldout)
Dick Slater & *Roddy Piper (15:53 pin) Great Kojika & *Motoshi Okuma

1983/05/26 Tenryu, Shizuoka - City General Gym (2,100; soldout)
*Dick Slater & Roddy Piper (12:06 pin) Giant Baba & *Gen'ichiro Tenryu

1983/05/27 Tokyo - outdoor, rear Daito Culture Univ. (3,000; soldout)
Dick Slater & *Roddy Piper (10:37 pin) Mighty Inoue & *Takashi Ishikawa

1983/05/28 Oyama, Tochigi - Oyama Amusement Park American Village (3,000; soldout)
Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta & *Mighty Inoue (13:25 pin) Dick Slater & *Chavo Guerrero & Roddy Piper

1983/05/29 Ichinoseki, Iwate - Athletic Culture Hall (3,000)
Giant Baba (5:40 COR) Roddy Piper

1983/05/31 Yoichi, Hokkaido - General Gym (3,800; sold out)
Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta & *Takashi Ishikawa (15:30 COR) *The Destroyer & Dick Slater & Roddy Piper

1983/06/01 Samani, Hokkaido - Sports Center (3,600; sold out)
Jumbo Tsuruta (6:46 DQ) Roddy Piper

1983/06/02 Rumoi, Hokkaido - Sports Center (2,700; soldout)
*Giant Baba & Gen'ichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara (8:16 pin) Dick Slater & Roddy Piper & *Bill Irwin

1983/06/03 Asahikawa, Hokkaido - General Gym (3,800)
NWA International Tag Team Title: Giant Baba & *Jumbo Tsuruta* (16:21 pin) Dick Slater & *Roddy Piper

1983/06/05 Kisarazu, Chiba - Kuragata Sports Hall (3,000; soldout)
*Roddy Piper & Chavo Guerrero (8:53 pin) Mighty Inoue & *Ultra Seven

1983/06/06 Ohtsu, Shiga - Ojigaoka Park Gym (2,700)
Jumbo Tsuruta (15:44 back slide) Roddy Piper

1983/06/07 Gifu - Industrial Hall (3,500; soldout)
*Ric Flair & Roddy Piper (14:39 pin) Jumbo Tsuruta & *Ashura Hara

1983/06/08 Tokyo - Kuramae Kokugikan (12,500)
*Ashura Hara & Takashi Ishikawa (9:03 rolling clutch hold) Roddy Piper & *Bill Irwin ]]>
General Hisaharu Tanabe http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5182-Roddy-Piper-in-Japan
RIP - Dusty Rhodes (1945 - 2015) http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5181-RIP-Dusty-Rhodes-(1945-2015)?goto=newpost Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:52:49 GMT According to WWE.com, 3-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion "American Dream" Dusty Rhodes passed away this morning at the age of 69.

RIP... ]]>
General Hisaharu Tanabe http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5181-RIP-Dusty-Rhodes-(1945-2015)
Popular Gaijin Poll from the Showa Era http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5179-Popular-Gaijin-Poll-from-the-Showa-Era?goto=newpost Sat, 02 May 2015 18:08:58 GMT Asashi Shimbun, the second most selling newspaper in Japan, took a poll of the most popular gaijin wrestlers from the Showa Era (pre-1989) that the fans would like to see again.



Total votes: 1378

  1. Abdullah the Butcher (694)
  2. The Destroyer (670)
  3. Stan Hansen (411)
  4. Lou Thesz (364)
  5. Andre the Giant (327)
  6. Mil Mascaras (310)
  7. Hulk Hogan (302)
  8. Tiger Jeet Singh (270)
  9. Bobo Brazil (365)
  10. Great Togo (202)
  11. Ben & Mike Sharpe (190)
  12. Terry Funk (153)
  13. Bill Robinson (146)
  14. Anton Geesink (133)
  15. Dory Funk Jr. (125)
  16. Bruiser Brody (119)
  17. Fred Blassie (112)
  18. Fritz von Erich (68)
  19. Dynamie Kid (65)
  20. Road Warriors (48)
  21. Harold Sakata [Tosh Togo]
  22. Killer Kowalski
  23. Bruno Sammartino
  24. Black Tiger [Marc Rocco]
  25. The Sheik
  26. Big Van Vader



Originally posted on Facebook by "Dr. Mick" of ShowaPuroresu.com. ]]>
General Hisaharu Tanabe http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5179-Popular-Gaijin-Poll-from-the-Showa-Era
Verne Gagne in Japan http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5177-Verne-Gagne-in-Japan?goto=newpost Wed, 29 Apr 2015 03:37:31 GMT [IWE 1970 New Year Challenge Series & AWA World Championship Series]

1970/02/03 Hiroshima - Pref. Gym (5,500)
Strong Kobayashi (30min limit draw) Verne Gagne

1970/02/05 Osaka - Pref. Gym
AWA World Heavyweight Title: Verne Gagne* (1-1) Strong Kobayashi
1: Gagne (24:10 sleeper hold) Strong Kobayashi
2: Kobayashi (9:15 pin) Verne Gagne
3: (6:42 DCOR)

1970/02/06 Tokyo - Metropolitan Gym (3,000)
AWA World Heavyweight Title: Verne Gagne* (2-1) Strong Kobayashi
1: Gagne (24:10 sleeper hold)
2: Kobayashi (9:51 boston crab)
3: Gagne (4:20 pin)

1970/02/07 Choshi, Chiba
Verne Gagne def Great Kusatsu

1970/02/08 Utsunomiya, Tochigi
Verne Gagne (COR) Thunder Sugiyama

1970/02/09 Morioka, Iwate - City Gym (4,500)
AWA World Heavyweight Title: Verne Gagne* (2-1) Great Kusatsu
1: Gagne (7:37 sleeper hold)
2: (16:13 DCOR)

[IWE 1973 The 5th IWA World Series]

1973/09/24 Sapporo - Nakajima Sports Center (5,000)
AWA World Heavyweight Title: Strong Kobayashi (34:20 DQ) Verne Gagne*

1973/09/27 Nagoya - Aichi Pref. Gym (5,000)
AWA World Heavyweight Title: Verne Gagne* (21:11 pin) Strong Kobayashi

[IWE 1974 World Champion Series]

1974/11/20 Tokyo - Kuramae Kokugikan (4,500)
AWA World Heavyweight Title: Verne Gagne* (1-1) Bill Robinson
1: Gagne (20:48 sleeper hold)
2: Robinson (15:21 pin)
3: (9:35 DCOR)

1974/11/21 Osaka - Pref. Gym (6,200)
AWA & IWA World Heavyweight Double Title: Mighty Inoue [IWA] (1-1) Verne Gagne [AWA]
1: Gagne (17:17 sleeper hold)
2: Inoue (4:55 pin)
3: draw (8:59 DKO)

[AJPW 1976 Excite Series]

1976/03/08 Nagoya - Aichi Pref. Gym (3,400)
The Destroyer & *Jumbo Tsuruta (18:04 pin) Verne Gagne & *Terry Martin

1976/03/09 Shimizu, Shizuoka - Suzuyo Memorial Gym (2,700)
Verne Gagne & Wahoo McDaniel (2-1) Giant Baba & The Destroyer
1: Gagne (13:03 pin) Destroyer
2: Baba (2:26 pin) McDaniel
3: McDaniel (3:07 pin) Baba

1976/03/10 Tokyo - Nippon Univ. Auditorium (4,100)
Tsuruta 10 Trial Bouts: Match #1: Jumbo Tsuruta (1-1) Verne Gagne
1: Gagne (19:12 sleeper hold) Tsuruta
2: Tsuruta (9:54 german suplex hold) Gagne
3: Tsuruta (13:51 DKO) Gagne

[IWE 1979 Devilish Fight Series]

1979/11/12 Uonuma, Niigata - Koidego Gym (2,000)
Verne Gagne (14:33 rolling clutch hold) Mighty Inoue

1979/11/13 Sanjo, Niigata - Welfare Hall
IWA World Heavyweight Title*: Verne Gagne (17:41 COR) Rusher Kimura

1979/11/14 Suwa, Nagano - Lake Suwa Sports Center
Verne Gagne (12:09 pin) Ashura Hara

1979/11/15 Takayama, Gifu
Verne Gagne (COR) Mighty Inoue

1979/11/16 Wakayama - Pref. Gym
IWA World Heavyweight Title*: Rusher Kimura (13:53 COR) Verne Gagne

[AJPW 1981 New Year Giant Series]

1981/01/18 Tokyo - Korakuen Hall (3,400)
AWA World & PWF Heavyweight Double Title: Giant Baba [PWF] (1-1) Verne Gagne [AWA]
1: Gagne (14:55 sleeper hold)
2: Baba (3:58 pin)
3: (5:25 DCOR)
* Also a memorial match for Baba's 3000 consecutive-card streak without no-show.

1981/01/19 Otsu, Shiga - Ojigaoka Park Gym (2,300)
Abdullah the Butcher & Mark Lewin (2-1) Verne Gagne & Jumbo Tsuruta
1: (9:06 DCOR)
2: Butcher (3:09 pin) Tsuruta ]]>
General Hisaharu Tanabe http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5177-Verne-Gagne-in-Japan
RIP - Ashura Hara (1947/01/08 - 2015/04/28) http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5176-RIP-Ashura-Hara-(1947-01-08-2015-04-28)?goto=newpost Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:24:33 GMT Ashura Hara passed away on 2015/04/28 at a hospital in Isahaya, Nagasaki at the age of 68. Hara, who was one of the main eventers in IWE (http:///iwe/) and AJPW (http:///alljapan/), held various championships including the World Tag Team Title (AJPW)... Ashura Hara passed away on 2015/04/28 at a hospital in Isahaya, Nagasaki at the age of 68.

Hara, who was one of the main eventers in IWE and AJPW, held various championships including the World Tag Team Title (AJPW), IWA World Tag Team Title, etc.

After retiring from pro-wrestling in 1994, he became a sports coach in his hometown in Nagasaki. ]]>
General Hisaharu Tanabe http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5176-RIP-Ashura-Hara-(1947-01-08-2015-04-28)
RIP - Willem Ruska (1940 - 2015) http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5174-RIP-Willem-Ruska-(1940-2015)?goto=newpost Sun, 15 Feb 2015 01:20:20 GMT Former Olympic judoka [ur=http://www.wimruska.nl/]Williem Ruska[/url] passed away on 2015/02/14 at the age of 74.

Besides being the only judoka to win two medals in one Olympic game, Ruska is the best known in the puroresu world to be the first opponent of Antonio Inokis's "mixed martial arts" series. He had thee matches against Inoki.

RIP... ]]>
General Hisaharu Tanabe http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5174-RIP-Willem-Ruska-(1940-2015)
<![CDATA[Tenryū retires]]> http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5173-Tenryū-retires?goto=newpost Sat, 07 Feb 2015 14:39:38 GMT Tenryū Gen'ichirō announced his retirement later this year. Daily Sports does not mention any date, but another website says Novemeber, which marks his 49th anniversary as a pro-wrestler (plus 13 years in sumō).

"Mr. Puroresu" had a great career, especially being the only Japanese wrestler to gain pinfall victory over Antonio Inoki and Giant Baba​. ]]>
General Hisaharu Tanabe
<![CDATA[List of Rikidozan's highest rated matches?]]> http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5171-List-of-Rikidozan-s-highest-rated-matches?goto=newpost Tue, 13 Jan 2015 22:29:09 GMT After reading about his match against The Destroyer which is, if I'm correct, the highest ever audience for a wrestling match, I was wondering if anyone has a list of all of the highest rated matches that Rikidozan had. I think Freddie Blassie said in his book that his match against Rikidozan had a big audience too but from looking online the information isn't readily available so I thought I would ask the Puroresu experts on here. I was also wondering if his NWA title match against Lou Thesz in 1953 was televised (either on US or Japanese TV) and the type of rating it did. Thanks ]]> General ECWfan http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5171-List-of-Rikidozan-s-highest-rated-matches RIP - Bob Geigel (1924 - 2014) http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5169-RIP-Bob-Geigel-(1924-2014)?goto=newpost Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:43:06 GMT Bob Geigel passed away today at the age of 90. Geigel had previously wrestled tours in Japan for AJPW between 1974 and 1976. Bob Geigel passed away today at the age of 90.

Geigel had previously wrestled tours in Japan for AJPW between 1974 and 1976. ]]>
General DefLeppardVanHalen http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5169-RIP-Bob-Geigel-(1924-2014)
RIP - Koichiro Kimura (1969 - 2014) http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5168-RIP-Koichiro-Kimura-(1969-2014)?goto=newpost Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:22:19 GMT Koichiro Kimura, had his puroresu debut in FMW and then wrestled for W*ING, RINGS, DDT, etc. passed away on 2014/10/28 due to pneumonia. He was 44 years young.

His last match was on 2014/07/20 at EAGLE Pro where he teamed with Kikujiro Umezawa to face Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Katsunari Toi.

RIP...

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General Hisaharu Tanabe http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5168-RIP-Koichiro-Kimura-(1969-2014)