This day in Puroresu History

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1963 Toshiaki Kawada [Tochigi]

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1963 Rikidozan gets stabbed in a yakuza revenge at a night club in Tokyo and carried into hospital. He dies seven days later, and NWA International Heavyweight Title, All Asia Heavyweight Title, and All Asia Tag Team Title are all vacated.

1969 Masked Killer & Masked Marie defeat Kyoko Okada & Aiko Kyo in Tokyo to win AGWA International Tag Team Title.

1996 Kyoko Inoue defeats Manami Toyota in Tokyo to win WWWA World Title.

1999 Tomoko Watanabe & Kumiko Maekawa defeat Mima Shimoda & Etsuko Mita in Tokyo to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.


1978 In 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

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