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Antonio Inoki
Antonio Inoki


1970

AGWA is merged into Mildred Burke's World Women's Wrestling Association.
01/09Toyonobori, who would retire in the following month, vacates IWA World Tag Team Title.
01/18Monster Rousimoff (Andre the Giant) & Michael Nador defeat Thunder Sugiyama & Great Kusatsu in Fukuoka to win the vacant IWA World Tag Team Title.
01/30Aiko Kyo & Yoshiko Miyamoto defeat Masked Killer & Masked Marie Tokyo to win AGWA International Tag Team Title.
02/01AWA world heavyweight champion Verne Gagne comes to Japan for the first time. AWA and International Wrestling Enterprise sign the working relationship.
02/03Thunder Sugiyama & Great Kusatsu defeat Monster Rousimoff (Andre the Giant) & Michael Nador in Hiroshima to win IWA World Tag Team Title.
02/05In the first AWA World heavyweight title match in Japan, Verne Gagne wrestles Strong Kobayashi to a double KO draw.
02/11Toyonobori retires on an International Wrestling Enterprise card.
04/04Masked Killer & Masked Marie defeat Aiko Kyo & Yoshiko Miyamoto in Fujisawa to win AGWA International Tag Team Title.
05/30Aiko Kyo & Yoshiko Miyamoto defeat Masked Killer & Masked Marie in Kawasaki to win AGWA International Tag Team Title.
06/30Masked Killer & Masked Marie defeat Aiko Kyo & Yoshiko Miyamoto in Kawasaki to win AGWA International Tag Team Title.
07/08Aiko Kyo & Yoshiko Miyamoto defeat Masked Killer & Masked Marie in Sagamihara to win AGWA International Tag Team Title.
07/25Masked Killer & Masked Lee defeat Aiko Kyo & Yoshiko Miyamoto in Sayama to win AGWA International Tag Team Title.
07/26Miyoko Hoshino & Yoshiko Miyamoto defeat Masked Killer & Masked Lee in Fuchu, Tokyo to win AGWA International Tag Team Title.
07/27Dory Funk Jr. teams with Terry Funk for the first time in Japan and defeat the All Asia Tag Team champions Antonio Inoki & Michiaki Yoshimura in a non-title match.
08/02Dory Funk Jr. wrestles Antonio Inoki to a 60min time limit draw in the NWA World Heavyweight Title Match.
08/03Masked Killer & Masked Lee defeat Miyoko Hoshino & Yoshiko Miyamoto in Himeji to win AGWA International Tag Team Title.
08/09Aiko Kyo & Miyoko Hoshino defeat Masked Killer & Masked Lee in Chofu to win AGWA International Tag Team Title.
09/12Masked Killer & Masked Lee defeat Aiko Kyo & Miyoko Hoshino in Kamifukuoka to win AGWA International Tag Team Title.
09/17Abdullah the Butcher has his first Japanese match.
09/27Aiko Kyo & Miyoko Hoshino defeat Masked Killer & Masked Lee in Kawasaki to win AGWA International Tag Team Title.
10/08Rusher Kimura has the first steel cage match in Japan against Dr. Death (Moose Morrowski). After this match, TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System) bans the cage matches from television.
10/13Aiko Kyo & Jumbo Miyamoto defeat Marie Vagnone & Masked Killer in Yokohama to win AGWA International Tag Team Title.
10/15Aiko Kyo defeats Marie Vagnone in Tokyo to win WWWA World Title.
11/19Larry Henning & Bob Windham (Blackjack Mulligan) defeat Thunder Sugiyama & Great Kusatsu in Ashikaga to win IWA World Tag Team Title.
12/03Gene Kiniski defeats Giant Baba in Osaka to win NWA International Heavyweight Title.
12/12Thunder Sugiyama & Great Kusatsu defeat Larry Henning & Bob Windham (Blackjack Mulligan) in Tokyo to win IWA World Tag Team Title.
12/19Giant Baba defeats Gene Kiniski in Los Angeles to win NWA International Heavyweight Title.

1971

01/15Bill Dromo defeats Kintaro Ohki in Tokuyama to win All Asia Heavyweight Title.
02/02Kintaro Ohki defeats Bill Dromo in Hiroshima to win All Asia Heavyweight Title.
02/19Mil Mascaras defeats Kantaro Hoshino in his first match in Japan
02/20Masked Killer & Masked Lee defeat Aiko Kyo & Jumbo Miyamoto in Chichibu to win AGWA International Tag Team Title.
02/27Miyoko Hoshino & Jumbo Miyamoto defeat Masked Killer & Masked Lee in Mobara, Chiba to win AGWA International Tag Team Title.
03/04Bill Miller defeats Thunder Sugiyama in Kokura to win IWA World Heavyweight Title.
03/06Irma Asebedo & Masked Killer defeat Miyoko Hoshino & Jumbo Miyamoto in Tokyo to win AGWA International Tag Team Title.
03/25Maxie Murata & Jumbo Miyamoto defeat Irma Asebedo & Masked Killer in Yokohama to win AGWA International Tag Team Title.
03/26Antonio Inoki wins NWA United National Heavyweight Title from John Tolos in Los Angeles, CA.
04/02On an IWE card, Karl Gotch and Bill Robinson wrestle to a 30min time limit draw.
05/20Antonio Inoki requests Japan Pro-Wrestling Commissioner for a shot at Giant Baba's NWA International Heavyweight Title. The Commission refuses, saying it is something to be taken care of inside JWA, not the Commission.
05/29JWA refuses Antonio Inoki's shot at Giant Baba's NWA International Heavyweight Title, saying too early.
06/12Masked Killer & Masked Lee defeat Maxie Murata & Jumbo Miyamoto in Shikarawa, Fukushima to win AGWA International Tag Team Title.
06/19Strong Kobayashi defeats Bill Miller in Duluth, MN to win IWA World Heavyweight Title.
06/20Aiko Kyo & Jumbo Miyamoto defeat Masked Killer & Masked Lee in Toride, Ibaraki to win AGWA International Tag Team Title.
06/29Great Kusatsu leaves for the US and vacates IWA World Tag Team Title.
06/30Because of the merge of AGWA by WWWA, AGWA International Tag Team champions Jumbo Miyamoto & Aiko Kyo are awarded WWWA World Tag Team Title as the first champions but give up the belts on same day after being unsatisfied with a match against Patty O'Hara & Texas Red.
07/01Patty O'Hara & Texas Red defeat Jumbo Miyamoto & Aiko Kyo in Tokyo to win the vacant WWWA World Tag Team Title.
07/06Jumbo Miyamoto & Maxie Murata defeat Patty O'Hara & Texas Red in Fukuyama to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
09/07Red Bastien & Bill Howard defeat Thunder Sugiyama & Rusher Kimura in Tokyo to win the vacant IWA World Tag Team Title.
09/23Thunder Sugiyama & Rusher Kimura defeat Red Bastien & Bill Howard in Nagasaki to win IWA World Tag Team Title.
09/30Marie Vagnone & Jane Sherill defeat Jumbo Miyamoto & Maxie Murata in Kawasaki to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
10/05Jumbo Miyamoto & Aiko Kyo defeat Marie Vagnone & Jane Sherill in Chiba to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
10/06Marie Vagnone & Jane Sherill defeat Jumbo Miyamoto & Aiko Kyo in Niigata to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
10/30Jumbo Miyamoto & Miyoko Hoshino defeat Marie Vagnone & Jane Sherill in Okayama to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
12/07Dory Funk Jr. & Terry Funk defeat Giant Baba & Antonio Inoki in Sapporo to win NWA International Tag Team Title. This ends up being Inoki's last match in JWA.
12/12Michiaki Yoshimura & Seiji Sakaguchi defeat Dory Funk Jr. & Dick Murdoch in Tokyo to win the vacant All Asia Tag Team Title.
12/13Antonio Inoki is expelled from JWA for planning a coup. NWA United National Heavyweight Title is declared vacant.

1972

02/11Seiji Sakaguchi defeats King Krow in Los Angeles to win the vacant NWA United National Heavyweight Title.
03/06Antonio Inoki's New Japan Pro-Wrestling has its first card at Ota Ward Gym in Tokyo. The wrestlers include Tatsumi Fujinami, Kotetsu Yamamoto, and Osamu Kido. Inoki, the promotion's top star and the president, loses to Karl Gotch. Toyonobori also appears
03/09Jean Antoine defeats Aiko Kyo in Odawara to win WWWA World Title.
03/15Aiko Kyo defeats Jean Antoine in Nagoya to win WWWA World Title. Masked Lee & Sharon Lee defeat Jumbo Miyamoto & Miyoko Hoshino to win WWWA World Tag Team Title on the same card.
03/21Jumbo Miyamoto & Miyoko Hoshino defeat Masked Lee & Sharon Lee in Nagasaki to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
04/03JWA breaks a contract with Nippon TV, letting NET to broadcast a match involving Giant Baba. The contract says NET is not to broadcast any of Baba's match while Nippon TV is not to broadcase Inoki's match.
04/25Masked Lee & Flower Power defeat Jumbo Miyamoto & Miyoko Hoshino in Hiroshima to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
04/26Sandy Starr defeats Aiko Kyo in Osaka to win WWWA World Title.
Jumbo Miyamoto & Miyoko Hoshino defeat Masked Lee & Flower Power in Osaka to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
05/15Nippon TV cancels broadcasting JWA cards.
05/19Giant Baba & Seiji Sakaguchi defeat Dory Funk Jr. & Terry Funk in Los Angeles to win NWA International Tag Team Title.
05/24Aiko Kyo defeats Sandy Starr in Fukuoka to win WWWA World Title.
07/01Sarah Lee defeats Aiko Kyo in Tokyo to win WWWA World Title.
07/07Great Kusatsu & Strong Kobayashi defeat Baron Mikel Scicluna & Bill Miller in Chiba to win the vacant IWA World Tag Team Title.
07/22Masked Lee & Opearl Anston defeat Jumbo Miyamoto & Miyoko Hoshino in Irima to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
07/26Jumbo Miyamoto & Aiko Kyo defeat Masked Lee & Opearl Anston in Kasukabe to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
08/18Giant Baba wrestles his last JWA match.
08/25Kintaro Ohki challenges Giant Baba for NWA International Heavyweight Title. However, Baba refuses and vacates the title on 72/09/02.
09/02Giant Baba vacates NWA International Heavyweight Title and NWA International Tag Team Title when Baba leaves JWA to start All Japan Pro-Wrestling.
09/06The Sheik defeats Seiji Sakaguchi in Tokyo to win NWA United National Heavyweight Title.
09/07Seiji Sakaguchi defeats The Sheik in Osaka to win NWA United National Heavyweight Title.
09/18Masked Lee & Sylvia Hackeny defeat Jumbo Miyamoto & Aiko Kyo in Muroran to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
10/04Antonio Inoki wins the Real World Heavyweight Title from Karl Gotch. Gotch, however, regains the belt on 10/10/72.
10/11Jumbo Miyamoto & Mariko Akagi defeat Masked Lee & Sylvia Hackeny in Kumamoto to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
10/16The Momota Family (Rikidozan's) presents Rikidozan's old NWA International Heavyweight belt to Giant Baba. Baba announces that he creats a World Heavyweight title with the belt(later becomes PWF Heavyweight Title).
10/21Giant Baba starts his own promotion, All Japan Pro-Wrestling with the support of Nippon TV and has the first card at Machida City Gym in Tokyo.
10/31Tomomi Tsuruta, member of the Japanese Olympic wrestling team for Munich, joins All Japan.
11/07Masked Lee & Panama Franco defeat Jumbo Miyamoto & Mariko Akagi in Toyota to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
11/17Jumbo Miyamoto & Mariko Akagi defeat Masked Lee & Panama Franco in Kawasaki to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
12/01Bobo Brazil defeats Kintaro Ohki in Yokohama to win the vacant NWA International Heavyweight Title.
12/02Kintaro Ohki & Seiji Sakaguchi defeat Gene Kiniski & Bobo Brazil in Tokyo to win the vacant NWA International Tag Team Title.
12/04Kintaro Ohki defeats Bobo Brazil in Hiroshima to win NWA International Heavyweight Title.

1973

01/24Masked Lee & Princess War Star defeat Jumbo Miyamoto & Mariko Akagi in Yokkaichi to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
01/30Michiaki Yoshimura announces his retirement, and All Asia Tag Team Title is vacant.
02/02Jumbo Miyamoto & Mariko Akagi defeat Masked Lee & Princess War Star in Okayama to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
02/03At the NWA Board meeting in St. Louis, MO, All Japan is accepted as a member.
02/08Antonio Inoki(New Japan) and Seiji Sakaguchi(JWA) have a joint press conference and announce the merge of both promotions. However, Kintaro Ohki, the top star of JWA, refuses the idea.
02/22Johnny Valentine & Killer Karl Krupp defeat Kintaro Ohki & Seiji Sakaguchi in Osaka to win NWA International Tag Team Title.
02/27Giant Baba defeats Bobo Brazil in Tokyo. Baba completes a series of ten matches with the record of 8 wins, no loss, and 2 ties against Bruno Sammartino (twice), Terry Funk, Abdullah the Butcher, the Destroyer, Wilbur Snyder(twice), Don Leo Jonathan, Pat O'Connor, and Brazil to win a world heavyweight title.
03/02Johnny Valentine in defeats Seiji Sakaguchi in Yokohama to win NWA United National Heavyweight Title.
03/03Great Kojika & Gentetsu Matsuoka defeat Kurt Von Steiger & Killer Karl Krupp in Osaka to win the vacant All Asia Tag Team Title.
03/06Kintaro Ohki & Umanosuke Ueda defeat Johnny Valentine & Killer Karl Krupp in Nagoya to win NWA International Tag Team Title.
03/08Akihisa Takachiho defeats Johnny Valentine in Sano, Tochigi to win NWA United National Heavyweight Title.
03/16Pacific Wrestling Federation officially recognizes Giant Baba as PWF World Heavyweight Champion.
03/17Masked Lee & Jackie West defeat Jumbo Miyamoto & Mariko Akagi in Wakayama to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
03/22Jumbo Miyamoto & Mariko Akagi defeat Masked Lee & Jackie West in Hiroshima to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
03/30Seiji Sakaguchi, along with his followers Kengo Kimura and Masashi Ozawa (Killer Khan), joins New Japan. NET cancels broadcasting JWA cards and starts with New Japan.
04/18Killer Karl Krupp & Fritz Von Erich defeat Kintaro Ohki & Umanosuke Ueda in Yaizu to win NWA International Tag Team Title.
Mad Dog Vachon & Ivan Koloff defeat Great Kusatsu & Strong Kobayashi in Ibaragi to win IWA World Tag Team Title.
04/20JWA folds after its history of 20 years. NWA United National Heavyweight Title and All Asia Tag Team Title are vacant.
04/27Nine former JWA wrestlers join All Japan.
05/14Great Kusatsu & Rusher Kimura defeat Mad Dog Vachon & Ivan Koloff in Funabashi to win IWA World Tag Team Title.
05/15Sandy Parker defeats Miyoko Hoshino in Choshi to win WWWA World Title.
05/26Dory Funk Jr. and Terry Funk win NWA International Tag Team Title from Killer Karl Krupp & Karl Von Steiger in Amarillo, TX. Krupp & Von Steiger have kept the title since JWA closed in the previous month.
Dory Funk Jr. & Terry Funk defeat Killer Karl Krupp & Karl Von Steiger in Amarillo, TX to win NWA International Tag Team Title. Krupp has chosen Von Steiger as new partner in 73/04 when Von Erich gives up the title.
06/11Masked Lee & Sandy Parker defeat Jumbo Miyamoto & Mariko Akagi in Sasebo to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
06/25Jumbo Miyamoto & Mariko Akagi defeat Masked Lee & Sandy Parker in Ofunato to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
07/09In the first world title match between two Japanese, Strong Kobayashi defends IWA World Heavyweight Title against Rusher Kimura.
07/10Miyoko Hoshino defeats Sandy Parker in Kasama to win WWWA World Title.
07/17Masked Lee & Sandy Parker defeat Jumbo Miyamoto & Mariko Akagi in Yokohama to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
07/24Jumbo Miyamoto & Mariko Akagi defeat Masked Lee & Sandy Parker in Nagoya to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
08/26Cyclone Negro & Killer Karl Kox defeat Dory Funk Jr. & Terry Funk in Lubbock, TX to win NWA International Tag Team Title.
09/07Masked Lee & Lita Marez defeat Jumbo Miyamoto & Mariko Akagi in Nagasaki to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
09/11Jumbo Miyamoto defeats Miyoko Hoshino in Tokyo to win WWWA World Title.
09/30Miyoko Hoshino & Peggy Kuroda defeat Masked Lee & Lita Marez in Himeji to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
10/08Masked Lee & Juanita de Hoyos defeat Miyoko Hoshino & Peggy Kuroda in Miyakonojo to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
10/12Mariko Akagi & Peggy Kuroda defeat Masked Lee & Juanita de Hoyos in Kumamoto to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
10/14Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi defeat the team of Lou Thesz & Karl Gotch.
10/27Tomomi Tsuruta is named Jumbo by fans' votes.
11/05Tiger Jeet Singh attacks Inoki in front of the Shinjuku Isetan Department Store.
11/09Wahoo McDaniel defeats Strong Kobayashi in Wakayama to win IWA World Heavyweight Title.
11/16Sarah Lee & Sylvia Hackney defeat Mariko Akagi & Peggy Kuroda in Fukushima to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
11/30Strong Kobayashi defeats Wahoo McDaniel in Tokyo to win IWA World Heavyweight Title.
12/04Mariko Akagi & Peggy Kuroda defeat Sarah Lee & Sylvia Hackney in Osaka to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
12/06Mitsuo Yoshida (Riki Choshu), a former member of All Japan Olympic Wrestling Team for the Munich games, joins New Japan.
12/10Antonio Inoki defeats Johnny Powers in Tokyo to win NWF World Heavyweight Title.

1974

01/07Jackie West & Sharon Lee defeat Mariko Akagi & Peggy Kuroda in Niigata to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
01/17Mariko Akagi & Peggy Kuroda defeat Jackie West & Sharon Lee in Kagoshima to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
01/23NWA World Heavyweight Champion appears on All Japan card for the first time. In a double title match, NWA World champion Jack Brisco draws with PWF World champion Giant Baba. All Japan had joined NWA in previous year, and PWF World Heavyweight Title has been reduced to PWF Heavyweight Title after this match.
02/13Strong Kobayashi leaves International Wrestling Enterprise to challenge New Japan's Antonio Inoki and vacates IWA World Heavyweight Title.
02/15Jackie West & Sharon Lee defeat Mariko Akagi & Peggy Kuroda in Hiroshima to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
02/16Mariko Akagi & Junko Sasaki defeat Jackie West & Sharon Lee in Onomichi to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
03/02Bambi Ball defeats Jumbo Miyamoto in Kawasaki to win WWWA World Title.
03/06Jumbo Miyamoto defeats Jane O'Brien in Maehashi to win the vacant WWWA World Title.
03/19In the biggest match between two Japanese big names since the famous/infamous Rikidozan vs. Masahiko Kimura, Antonio Inoki defends his NWF world heavyweight title against Shozo Kobayashi, the former top star of International Wrestling Enterprise who left International Wrestling Enterprise to challenge Inoki.
Mach Fumiake defeats Jumbo Miyamoto to become the youngest WWWA World champion at the age of 16. Also in the same month, she becomes the first female wrestler to record songs and sang on the ring.
03/21Jackie West & Paula Niet defeat Mariko Akagi & Junko Sasaki in Higashi Osaka to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
03/22Mariko Akagi & Junko Sasaki defeat Jackie West & Paula Niet in Wakayama to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
04/01Jackie West defeats Jumbo Miyamoto in Kobe to win WWWA World Title.
04/06Jackie West & Paula Niet defeat Mariko Akagi & Junko Sasaki in Toyama to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
04/24Jumbo Miyamoto defeats Jackie West in Kumamoto to win WWWA World Title. Junko Sasaki & Peggy Kuroda defeat Jackie West & Paula Niet win WWWA World Tag Team Title on the same card.
04/26The first match between Antonio Inoki and Sakaguchi ends as a 30min time limit draw.
05/16Sandy Parker & Jean Antoine defeat Junko Sasaki & Peggy Kuroda in Shizuoka to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
05/21Junko Sasaki & Peggy Kuroda defeat Sandy Parker & Jean Antoine in Kohchi to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
06/03Bill Robinson defeats Great Kusatsu in tournament final in Tokyo to win the vacant IWA World Heavyweight Title.
Sandy Parker & Bettey Niccoli defeat Junko Sasaki & Peggy Kuroda in Gifu to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
06/05Mariko Akagi & Junko Sasaki defeat Sandy Parker & Jean Antoine in Nagoya to win the vacant WWWA World Tag Team Title.
06/14Sandy Parker & Bettey Niccoli defeat Mariko Akagi & Junko Sasaki in Morioka to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
06/26Antonio Inoki defends NWF World Heavyweight Title against Tiger Jeet Singh, when Inoki breaks Singh's arm.
06/28Jumbo Miyamoto & Junko Sasaki defeat Sandy Parker & Bettey Niccoli Chichibu to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
06/29Sandy Parker & Bettey Niccoli defeat Jumbo Miyamoto & Junko Sasaki in Isehara to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
07/09Mariko Akagi & Junko Sasaki defeat Sandy Parker & Bettey Niccoli in Osaka to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
07/21Sandy Parker & Bettey Niccoli defeat Mariko Akagi & Junko Sasaki in Takikawa to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
07/28Mariko Akagi & Miyuki Yanagi defeat Sandy Parker & Bettey Niccoli in Muroran to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
07/30Sandy Parker & Jean Antoine defeat Mariko Akagi & Miyuki Yanagi in Mizusawa to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
08/05Jumbo Miyamoto & Mariko Akagi defeat Sandy Parker & Jean Antoine in Tokyo to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
08/16Superstar Billy Graham defeats Bill Robinson in Denver to win IWA World Heavyweight Title.
Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi defeat Kurt Von Hess & Karl Von Schotz in Los Angeles to win NWA North American Tag Team Title.
08/24Jackie West & Panama Franco defeat Jumbo Miyamoto & Mariko Akagi in Fukuoka to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
09/03Jumbo Miyamoto & Mariko Akagi defeat Jackie West & Panama Franco in Hiroshima to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
09/29Jackie West & Jane Sherill defeat Jumbo Miyamoto & Mariko Akagi in Gobou to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
10/02Jumbo Miyamoto & Junko Sasaki defeat Jackie West & Jane Sherill in Takamatsu to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
10/07Mighty Inoue defeats Superstar Billy Graham in Saitama to win IWA World Heavyweight Title.
10/10Antonio Inoki defends NWF World Heavyweight Title against Kintaro Ohki.
10/31Miss Z & Jane Sherill defeat Jumbo Miyamoto & Junko Sasaki in Tokuyama to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
11/20Mariko Akagi & Junko Sasaki defeat Miss Z & Jane Sherill in Matsumoto to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
12/02Giant Baba defeats Jack Brisco in Kagoshima to become the first Asian to hold NWA World Heavyweight Title.
12/09Jack Brisco defeats Giant Baba in Toyohashi to win NWA World Heavyweight Title.
12/15Antonio Inoki wrestles Andre the Giant to a draw in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

1975

01/09Miss Z & Sylvia Hackney defeat Mariko Akagi & Junko Sasaki in Chiba to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
02/05Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta defeat Dory Funk Jr. & Terry Funk in San Antonio, TX to win NWA International Tag Team Title.
02/12NWF orders Antonio Inoki to accept the challenge from Tiger Jeet Singh for NWF World Heavyweight Title, but Inoki refuses and vacates the title.
03/01Jumbo Miyamoto & Mariko Akagi defeat Sylvia Hackney & Sharon Lee in Tokyo to win the vacant WWWA World Tag Team Title.
03/13Tiger Jeet Singh defeats Antonio Inoki in Hiroshima to win the vacant NWF World HeavyweightTitle.
03/19Mach Fumiake defeats Jumbo Miyamoto to become the youngest WWWA World champion at the age of 16. Also in the same month, she becomes the first female wrestler to record songs and sang on the ring.
03/27Antonio Inoki challenges Kintaro Ohki for NWA International Heavyweight Title in Seoul, South Korea. Match ends with DCOR.
04/02Jumbo Miyamoto defeats Mach Fumiake in Osaka to win WWWA World Title.
04/03Rena Manani & Lola Garcia defeat Jumbo Miyamoto & Mariko Akagi in Fukui to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
04/10Mad Dog Vachon defeats Mighty Inoue in Tokyo to win IWA World Heavyweight Title.
04/15Mariko Akagi & Mach Fumiake defeat Rena Manani & Lola Garcia in Nagoya to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
04/19Rusher Kimura defeats Mad Dog Vachon in Sapporo to win IWA World Heavyweight Title.
04/30Rusher Kimura vacates IWA World Tag Team Title after winning the Heavyweight Title earlier in the same month.
05/09In the a double title match, PWF Heavyweight champion Giant Baba draws with WWWF Heavyweight champion Bruno Sammartino.
06/13Great Kusatsu & Mighty Inoue defeat Tor Kamata & Duke Savage in tournament final in Morioka to win the vacant IWA World Tag Team Title.
06/15Hiro Matsuda defeats Ken Mantell in St. Petersburg to win NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title.
06/26Antonio Inoki defeats Tiger Jeet Singh in Tokyo to win NWF World Heavyweight Title.
07/31WWWA World Tag Team Title is vacant when co-holder Mach Fumiake is injured.
08/01NWA North American Tag Team Title is declared vacant after a no-contenst match between the champions Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi and the Hollywood Blonds (Jerry Brown & Buddy Roberts) in Los Angeles ends as no-contest.
09/18Mariko Akagi & Mach Fumiake defeat Irma Gonzales & Cheryl Day in Kumamoto to win the vacant WWWA World Tag Team Title.
09/20New Japan joins the National Wrestling Alliance.
09/22Hollywood Blonds (Jerry Brown & Buddy Roberts) defeat Seiji Sakaguchi & Strong Kobayashi in Nagoya to win the vacant NWA North American Tag Team Title.
10/02Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi defeat Hollywood Blonds (Jerry Brown & Buddy Roberts) in Osaka to win NWA North American Tag Team Title.
11/03Combat (Pierr Martin & Mad Dog Martel) defeat Great Kusatsu & Mighty Inoue in Tokyo to win IWA World Tag Team Title.
11/08The Momota Family(Rikidozan's) orders Inoki not to refer himself as Rikidozan's student.
11/29Fuji Television Network starts airing All Japan Women's cards twice a month.
12/02Great Kusatsu & Mighty Inoue defeat Combat (Pierr Martin & Mad Dog Martel) in Yokohama to win IWA World Tag Team Title.
12/11The Momota Family promotes the 13th Anniversary Card of Rikidozan's Death at Nippon Budokan, using the wrestlers of All Japan, International Wrestling Enterprise, and former JWA. On the same day, New Japan has Antonio Inoki vs. Bill Robinson, which ended as 60min time limit draw.
12/15Antonio Inoki wrestles at Madison Square Garden for the first time.

1976

01/13Mach Fumiake retires.
02/05Seiji Sakaguchi & Strong Kobayashi defeat Tiger Jeet Singh & Voodoo Mulumba in Sapporo to win the vacant NWA North American Tag Team Title.
02/06Antonio Inoki defeats Willem Ruska, a gold medalist in judo, by TKO.
02/24Beauty Pair (18-years old Jackie Satoh & 16-years old Maki Ueda) defeat Mariko Akagi & Mach Fumiake in Tokyo to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
03/02Danny Hodge defeats Hiro Matsuda in Shreveport, LA to win NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title.
03/10OBITUARY: Masio Koma - one of All Japan's original wrestlers
03/13Isamu Teranishi defeats Jiro Inazuma (Jerry Morrow) in Sakai to win the vacant IWA World Mid-Heavyweight Title.
03/15Mariko Akagi defeats Jumbo Miyamoto in Tokyo to win WWWA World Title.
03/25Former JWA president Yoshinosato announces the resurrection of the All Asia titles and gives the control to All Japan.
03/26Great Kojika & Motoshi Okuma defeat Korean representatives in Seoul, SOUTH KOREA to win the revived All Asia Tag Team Title.
03/28All Japan vs. International Wrestling Enterprise at Kuramae Kokugikan.
04/13Rusher Kimura vacates IWA World Heavyweight Title after being unsatisfied with a match against The Undertaker(Hans Schroeder) in Sapporo.
04/17Jumbo Miyamoto defeats Mariko Akagi in Toyokawa to win WWWA World Title.
04/22Rusher Kimura defeats The Undertaker in Sendai to win the vacant IWA World Heavyweight Title.
04/25Kintaro Ohtki, who hasn't defended the title since 73, defends the All Asia Heavyweight title against Great Kojika in Seoul, South Korea.
05/23On an International Wrestling Enterprise card, Umanosuke Ueda appears in Japanese ring for the first time in 2 years and 7 months since JWA folded in 73.
05/27Jackie West & Yukari Lynch defeat Beauty Pair (Jackie Sato & Maki Ueda) in Kawasaki to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
06/07Rip Tyler & Eddie Sullivan defeat Great Kusatsu & Mighty Inoue in Fukuyama to win IWA World Tag Team Title.
06/08Maki Ueda defeats Jumbo Miyamoto in Tottori to win WWWA World Title.
06/11Umanosuke Ueda defeats Rusher Kimura in Ibaragi to win IWA World Heavyweight Title. Great Kusatsu & Mighty Inoue defeat Rip Tyler & Eddie Sullivan in Furukawa to win IWA World Tag Team Title.
06/26Inoki vs. AliThe famous/infamous Antonio Inoki vs. Muhammad Ali match. Under the rule, Inoki was not allowed to use any suplex or submission. 15 rounds time limit draw in the most boring match in the history, probably of the all sports. However, with lots of low kicks
07/17Beauty Pair (Jackie Sato & Maki Ueda) defeat Jackie West & Cheryl Day in Tokyo to win the vacant WWWA World Tag Team Title.
07/28IWA World Heavyweight Title is held up after a match between the champion Umanosuke Ueda and Rusher Kimura.
07/29Tiger Jeet Singh defeats Seiji Sakaguchi to win the New Japan version of Asia Heavyweight Title in Osaka.
07/31Rusher Kimura defeats Super Assassin, who replaces injured Ueda for rematch, in Koshigaya to win the held-up IWA World Heavyweight Title.
08/04Seiji Sakaguchi & Strong Kobayashi defeat Tiger Jeet Singh & Gama Singh in Sendai to win the New Japan version of Asia Tag Team Title.
08/07At the annual NWA meeting, New Japan Pro-Wrestling is ordered to stop referring to NWF World Heavyweight Title, held by Antonio Inoki, as a world title.
08/28After defeating the last title holder Akihisa Takachiho to become the Japanese representative, Jumbo Tsuruta defeats the American representative Jack Brisco in Tokyo to win the vacant NWA United National Heavyweight Title.
09/24All Asia Heavyweight Title is held-up after a match between champion Kintaro Ohki and Waldo Von Erich in Ohmiya, Saitama.
10/02Jerry Oates & Ted Oates defeat Great Kojika & Motoshi Okuma in Tokyo to win All Asia Tag Team Title.
10/21Kintaro Ohki defeats Waldo Von Erich in Fukushima for the held-up All Asia Heavyweight Title (original JWA/All Japan version). Akihisa Takachiho & Samson Kutsuwada defeat Jerry Oates & Ted Oates in Fukushima to win All Asia Tag Team Title.
10/28Kintaro Ohki & Kim Duk defeat Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta in Tokyo to win NWA International Tag Team Title.
11/19Beauty 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.
11/30Mariko Akagi defeats Maki Ueda in Tokyo to win WWWA World Title.
12/09Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta defeat Kintaro Ohki & Kim Duk in Tokyo to win NWA International Tag Team Title.

1977

01/04Great Kusatsu & Mighty Inoue vacate IWA World Tag Team Title for the IWA Tag Team Tournament.
02/02Tiger Jeet Singh & Umanosuke Ueda defeat Seiji Sakaguchi & Strong Kobayashi in Osaka to win NWA North American Tag Team Title.
03/05Bill Robinson defeats Jumbo Tsuruta in Akita to win NWA United National Heavyweight Title.
03/18WWWA World Tag Team Title is held up after a match between the champions Beauty Pair (Jackie Sato & Maki Ueda) and Yumi Ikeshita & Shinobu Aso.
03/23Jumbo Tsuruta defeats Bill Robinson in Miami, FL to win NWA United National Heavyweight Title.
03/25John Quinn & Kurt Von Hess defeat Animal Hamguchi & Isamu Teranishi in tournament final in Yokohama to win the vacant IWA World Tag Team Title.
03/26Great Kusatsu & Animal Hamaguchi defeat John Quinn & Kurt Von Hess in Tokyo to win IWA World Tag Team Title.
04/11Yumi Ikeshita & Shinobu Aso defeat Beauty Pair (Jackie Sato & Maki Ueda) in Hiroshima to win the held-up WWWA World Tag Team Title.
04/22New Japan's Mitsuo Yoshida is named Riki Choshu.
06/16Great Kojika & Motoshi Okuma defeat Akihisa Takachiho & Samson Kutsuwada in Tokyo to win All Asia Tag Team Title.
07/15Tiger Jeet Singh & Umanosuke Ueda defeat Seiji Sakaguchi & Strong Kobayashi in Sapporo to win New Japan versioin of Asia Tag Team Title.
07/28Seiji Sakaguchi & Strong Kobayashi defeat Tiger Jeet Singh & Umanosuke Ueda in Fukuoka to win NWA North American Tag Team Title.
07/29A former sumo wrestler from Tonga, known as Fukunoshima in sumo, joins All Japan. Later, he starts wrestling as Prince Tonga (Haku in WWF and Meng in WCW).
Maki Ueda defeats Mariko Akagi in Tokyo to win WWWA World Title. Jackie Sato & Nancy Kumi defeat Yumi Ikeshita & Shinobu Aso to win WWWA World Tag Team Title on the same card.
10/29In a double title match, PWF heavyweight champion Giant Baba defeats Kintaro Ohki(Ill Kim) for the All Asia Heavyweight Title.
10/31Takashi Ishikawa, a former sumo wrestler, leaves for the United States to be a pro-wrestler.
11/01All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling has the first Nippon Budokan card. In main event for WWWA World Title, champion Maki Ueda wrestles her partner Jackie Satoh to a 60 minute time limit. WWWA President Mildred Burke, who is assigned as a special judge, gives the victory to Satoh. Also, Jackie vacates WWWA World Tag Team Title.
11/06Mighty Inoue & Animal Hamaguchi defeat Great Kojika & Motoshi Okuma in Tokyo to win All Asia Tag Team Title.
11/07Kintaro Ohki & Kim Duk defeat Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta in Seoul, SOUTH KOREA to win NWA International Tag Team Title.
11/29Susumu Hara, a former member of the World Rugby Team, joins International Wrestling Enterprise. He would later be given a ring name of Ashura Hara.

1978

01/05Samoans (Afa & Sika) defeat Great Kusatsu & Animal Hamaguchi in Osaka to win IWA World Tag Team Title.
01/20Great Kusatsu & Animal Hamaguchi defeat Samoans (Afa & Sika) in Tokyo to win IWA World Tag Team Title.
01/23Tatsumi Fujinami defeats Carlos Jose Estrada at Madison Square Garden in New York to win WWF Junior Heavyweight Title. The gloray days of the junior heavyweight divisions in Japan starts.
02/06Nancy Kumi & Victoria Fujimi defeat Mariko Akagi & Chino Sato in Osaka to win the vacant WWWA World Tag Team Title.
02/22Great Kojika & Motoshi Okuma defeat Mighty Inoue & Animal Hamaguchi in Gifu to win All Asia Tag Team Title.
05/11Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta defeat Kintaro Ohki & Kim Duk in Osaka to win NWA International Tag Team Title.
06/01Tor Kamata defeats Giant Baba in Akita to win PWF Heavyweight Title.
06/12Bill Robinson defeats Tor Kamata in Ichinomiya to win PWF Heavyweight Title.
08/09Queen Angels (Lucy Kayama & Tomi Aoyama) defeat Nancy Kumi & Victoria Fujimi in Tokyo to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
09/21Inoki and International Wrestling Enterprise president Isao Yoshiwara have a joint meeting and announce the working relationship between New Japan and International Wrestling Enterprise.
10/18Abdullah the Butcher defeats Bill Robinson in Utsunomiya to win PWF Heavyweight Title.
11/25Antonio Inoki wrestles Roland Bock in West Germany. The match ends 4min 10rounds time limit draw, but Inoki loses by judge.
12/08In the last match of All Japan's Open Tag Team Championship, The Funk Brothers wrestle against Abdullah the Butcher & The Sheik. This is the beginning of the annual tag team round-robin tournament in All Japan. After this match, the Funk Brothers become
12/18Because of the achievement in the matches against the fighters of other combat sports including Muhammad Ali, Antonio Inoki is awarded the World Martial Arts Heavyweight Title by World Wide Wrestling Federation.
12/27Susumu Hara of International Wrestling Enterprise is named Ashura Hara by a famous author Akiyuki Nozaka.

1979

01/21Yamaha Brothers (Kotetsu Yamamoto & Kantaro Hoshino) defeat Great Kusatsu & Animal Hamaguchi in Tokyo to win IWA World Tag Team Title.
01/26Seiji Sakaguchi defeats Johnny Powers in Okayama to win NWF North American Heavyweight Title.
02/05New Japan and International Wrestling Enterprise chooses Susumu Nikaido, a congressman, as the Japan Pro-Wrestling Commissioner.
02/10Giant Baba defeats Abdullah the Butcher in Chicago to win PWF Heavyweight Title.
02/23Animal Hamaguchi & Mighty Inoue defeat Yamaha Brothers (Kotetsu Yamamoto & Kantaro Hoshino) in Chiba to win IWA World Tag Team Title.
02/27Jackie Satoh of Beauty Pair defeats her partner Maki Ueda in a loser-must-retire match.
04/05Hiro Matsuda & Masa Saito defeat Seiji Sakaguchi & Strong Kobayashi in Tokyo to win NWA North American Tag Team Title.
04/06Black Pair (Mami Kumano & Yumi Ikeshita) defeat Queen Angels (Lucy Kayama & Tomi Aoyama) in Tokyo to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.
04/16Takashi Ishikawa joins All Japan.
05/06Ashura Hara defeats Miles Zrno in Tokyo to win WWU World Junior Heavyweight Title.
05/31Great Kojika & Motoshi Okuma defeat Kiwis (Butch Miller & Sweet William) in Noshiro to win the vacant All Asia Tag Team Title.
06/14The Destroyer returns to the United States after living in Japan for 6 years and half.
06/15Seiji Sakaguchi & Riki Choshu defeat Hiro Matsuda & Masa Saito in Los Angeles to win NWA North American Tag Team Title.
07/13Kim Duk(Tiger Toguchi/Tiger Chang Lee), a student of Kintaro Ohki(Ill Kim) joins All Japan.
07/21Alexis Smirnoff defeats Rusher Kimura in Niigata to win IWA World Heavyweight Title.
07/25Rusher Kimura defeats Alexis Smirnoff in Mishima to win IWA World Heavyweight Title.
07/31Monster Ripper defeats Jackie Sato in Tokyo to win WWWA World Title.
08/26The Dream Card at the Budokan organized by the Tokyo Sports Newspaper with All Japan, New Japan, and International Wrestling Enterprise. Opening card had Riki Choshu(NJ) and Animal Hamaguchi(International Wrestling Enterprise) team for the first time to beat All Japan's heel tag team, Great Kojika & late Motoshi O
09/13Jackie Sato defeats Monster Ripper in Tokyo to win WWWA World Title.
09/21Tiger Jeet Singh defeats Seiji Sakaguchi in Sendai to win NWF North American Heavyweight Title.
10/02Ryuma Go defeats Tatsumi Fujinami in Osaka to win WWF Junior Heavyweight Title.
10/04Tatsumi Fujinami defeats Ryuma Go in Tokyo to win WWF Junior Heavyweight Title.
10/12Abdullah the Butcher & Ray Candy defeat Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta in Asahikawa to win NWA International Tag Team Title.
10/19Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta defeat Abdullah the Butcher & Ray Candy in Kooriyama to win NWA International Tag Team Title.
10/31Giant Baba defeats Harley Race in Nagoya to win NWA World Heavyweight Title.
11/07Harley Race defeats Giant Baba in Amagasaki to win NWA World Heavyweight Title.
11/08Seiji Sakaguchi defeats Pat Patterson in Otaru to win WWF North American Heavyweight Title.
11/13Verne Gagne defeats Rusher Kimura in Niigata to win IWA World Heavyweight Title.
11/16Rusher Kimura defeats Verne Gagne in Wakayama to win IWA World Heavyweight Title.
11/30Antonio Inoki defeats Bob Backlund in Tokushima to win WWF Heavyweight Title.
12/06Bob Backlund pins Inoki in a rematch for WWF Heavyweight Title in Tokyo, but WWF president Hisashi Shinma declares the match to be no-contest because of the interference of Tiger Jeet Singh. Shinma gives the belt back to Inoki, but Inoki is unsatisfied with the decision and does not accept the title. Backlund defeats Bobby Duncum in New York for the vacant title on 79/12/12.
12/10Steve Keirn defeats Chavo Guerrero in Los Angeles to win NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title (international version).

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