This day in Puroresu History

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1956 The Japanese Championship Tournaments starts. Yoshinosato defeats Isao Yoshiwara in tournament final to be the first Japanese Light Heavyweight Champion.

1980 Yoshiaki Yatsu of the All Japan Olympic Wrestling Team joins New Japan Pro Wrestling after Japan boycotts the Olympic Games in Moscow, USSR.

1999 Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama defeat Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa in Nagoya to win World Tag Team Title (All Japan).

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1951 A legendary judoka Masahiko Kimura defeats Helio Gracie by TKO in Brazil with the President and Vice-President of Brazil in attendance.

2002 Kaori Nakayama has retirement match at Korakuen Hall against Shark Tsuchiya.

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