Puroresu Incidents of the 20th Century

(Courtesy: Nikkan Sports Newspaper, 2000/12/29)

 
Incident
Year Total Votes
Age
10s 20s 30s 40s

50s

1 Giant Baba dies 1999 2161 161 1148 700 128 24
2 Antonio Inoki vs. Muhammad Ali 1976 2133 82 808 1042 185 16
3 Rikidozan dies 1963 1409 57 596 478 186 92
4

Misawa, Kobashi and many others leave All Japan

2000 1180 92 825 238 22 3
5 New Japan vs. All Japan matches 2000 948 101 621 213 12 1
6 Jumbo Tsuruta dies 2000 941 53 510 318 45 15
7 Kazushi Sakuraba defeats Royler Gracie 1999 659 43 412 178 25 1
8 Inoki starts New Japan 1972 642 56 323 220 42 1
9 Bruiser Brody dies 1988 615 14 290 259 30 22
10 UWF (original)formed by Akira Maeda, & co. 1984 541 6 224 306 5 0
11 Inoki retires 1998 519 45 249 201 23 1
12 Elderly viewers die due to heart attack while watching Fred Blassie biting the opponent's forehead during his match. 1962 394 35 133 153 46 27
13 New UWF formed 1988 361 2 182 164 13 0
14 Baba & Inoki reunion 1979 332 16 142 146 27 1
15 Baba starts All Japan 1972 283 25 160 86 12 0
15 Nobuhiko Takada vs. Rickson Gracie 1997 283 13 148 110 11 1
17 SWS formed by Gen'ichiro Tenryu and co. 1990 222 0 139 80 3 0
18 Inoki defeats Masa Saito 1987 200 13 114 67 5 1
19 Akira Maeda suspended by New Japan 1987 184 17 97 69 0 1
20 Japan Pro formed by Riki Choshu and co. 1984 178 2 98 72 6 0
Others   899 67 413 336 56 27


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