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The 1st Annual World Big League: 1959/05/21 - 06/15: 19 cards
International Selection Matches of the Summer: 1959/06/16 - 08/18: 41 cards

The date & location in bold letters indicate the card has full results (incomplete results otherwise).

Guest foreigners:
Jess Ortega
King Kong (Czaya) [World League only]
Enrique Torres
Tarlok Singh [World League only]
Lord Blears [World League only]
Mr. Atomic
Danny Plechas [World League only]

1959/05/21 Tokyo - Metropolitan Gym (15,000)
Tamanokawa (9:06 pin) Takeo Kaneko
Michiaki Yoshimura (11:34 pin) Masaaki Takemura
Yoshinosato (14:44 pin) Hideyuki Nagasawa
Isao Yoshihara (9:25 toe hold) Yukio Suzuki
Toyonobori & Kokichi Endo (45min limit draw) Torres & Singh
World Big League (8min 3R): Atomic (3R 2:36 pin) Blears
World Big League (8min 3R): Kong (2R 1:43 pin) Plechas
World Big League (8min 3R): Rikidozan (time limit draw) Ortega

1959/05/22 Tokyo - Metropolitan Gym
Suzuki (7:21 pin) Tamanogawa
Yoshimura (20min limit draw) Yoshinosato
Takemura (10:13 pin) Nagasawa
Kaneko (7:23 pin) Mr. Chin
World Big League (8min 3R): Endo (timie limit draw) Plechas
World Big League (8min 3R): Blears (timie limit draw) Torres
World Big League (8min 3R): Singh (2R 0:32 DQ) Atomick
Rikidozan & Toyonobori (2-1) Kong & Ortega
   1: Kong (13:27 pin) Toyonobori
   2: Toyonobori (5:20 bearhug) Kong
   3: Rikidozan (1:43 pin) Ortega

1959/05/24 Gifu - Civic Center (6,000)
Atomic & Plechas (2-1) Torres & Blears
   1: Atomic (24:40 pin) Torres
   2: Torres (4:20 pin) Atomic
   3: Plechas (3:10 pin) Blears
World Big League (8min 3R): Kong (2R 1:30 pin) Endo
World Big League (8min 3R): Toyonobori (2R 2:10 DCOR) Ortega
World Big League (8min 3R): Rikidozan (1R 2:28 half crab) Singh

1959/05/25 Nagoya - Kanayama Gym (8,000)
World Big League (8min 3R): Toyonobori (time limit draw) Atomic
World Big League (8min 3R): Kong (2R 3:10 pin) Singh
World Big League (8min 3R): Ortega (time limit draw) Plechas
Rikidozan & Endo (1-1) Torres & Blears
   1: Blears (29:11 pin) Rikidozan
   2: Rikidozan (20:20 pin) Blears
   3: (60min limit draw)

1959/05/26 Osaka - Pref. Gym (12,000)
Nagasawa (9:53 pin) Suzuki
Yoshinosato (13:10 pin) Tamanokawa
Yoshimura (11:20 pin) Kaneko
World Big League (8min 3R): Atomic (3R 2:30 pin) Kong
World Big League (8min 3R): Torres (2R 2:10 pin) Singh
World Big League (8min 3R): Ortega (3R 0:40 pin) Endo
Rikidozan & Toyonobori (2-1) Blears & Plechas
   1: Toyonobori (13:11 pin) Blears
   2: Plechas (3:10 pin) Toyonobori
   3: Rikidozan (4:10 pin) Plechas

1959/05/27 Osaka - Pref. Gym (10,000)
Takemura (5:20 pin) Nagasawa
Tamanokawa (11:10 pin) Kaneko
Yonetaro Tanaka (10:50 pin) Suzuki
Yoshimura (30min limit draw) Yoshinosato
Rikidozan & Endo (1-1) Atomic & Blears
   1: Atomic (16:35 pin) Endo
   2: Rikidozan (12:45 COR) Atomic
   3: (45min limit draw)
World Big League (8min 3R): Toyonobori (2R 1:35 pin) Singh
World Big League (8min 3R): Torres (3R 2:35 pin) Plechas
World Big League (8min 3R): Ortega (2R 3:20 DCOR) Kong

1959/05/28 Osaka - Pref. Gym (12,000)
Yonetaro Tanaka (8:45 pin) Kanji Higuchi
Nagasawa (8:25 pin) Chin
Takemura (7:35 inside cradle) Suzuki
Yoshinosato (9:10 half crab) Kaneko
Yoshimura (11:35 pin) Tamanokawa
World Big League (8min 3R): Torres (time limit draw) Endo
World Big League (8min 3R): Ortega (2R 0:35 pin) Singh
World Big League (8min 3R): Rikidozan (2R 1:45 pin) Kong

1959/05/29 Kobe - Kobe Shimbun Hall (3,000)
Kaneko (7:45 pin) Chin
Tamanokawa (6:10 pin) Suzuki
Nagasawa (10:40 pin) Takemura
Yoshinosato (14:35 half crab) Yoshimura
Toyonobori & Endo (2-0) Ortega & Kong
   1: Endo (22:10 pin) Ortega
   2: Endo (8:15 DQ) Ortega
World Big League (8min 3R): Blears (2R 2:40 back slide) Singh
World Big League (8min 3R): Torres (2R 6:10 DCOR) Plechas
World Big League (8min 3R): Rikidozan (time limit draw) Atomic

1959/05/31 Kumamoto - City Gym (10,000)
Rikidozan & Torres (2-0) Blears & Plechas
   1: Torres (21:55 pin) Blears
   2: Rikidozan (6:20 pin) Plechas
World Big League (8min 3R): Toyonobori (3R 0:40 pin) Ortega
World Big League (8min 3R): Endo (2R 2:09 DQ) Atomic

1959/06/01 Kagoshima - Kamoike Athletics Stadium (8,000)
Tanaka (7:15 pin) Higuchi
Takemura (11:40 pin) Nagasawa
Tamanokawa (15:35 pin) Suzuki
Blears (12:10 pin) Yoshimura
Atomic (13:20 toe hold) Yoshinosato
Torres & Toyonobori (2-1) Ortega & Kong
   1: Ortega (17:10 back breaker) Torres
   2: Toyonobori (7:20 bear hug) Kong
   3: Torres (2:40 pin) Ortega
World Big League (8min 3R): Endo (time limit draw) Singh
World Big League (8min 3R): Rikidozan (2R 3:20 pin) Plechas

1959/06/04 Oita - Pref. Gym (5,000)
Tamanokawa (12:30 pin) Nagasawa
Chin (11:35 pin) Yoshinosato
Torres (11:25 pin) Yoshimura
Rikidozan & Endo (2-1) Atomic & Plechas
   1: Plechas (21:05 pin) Endo
   2: Endo (13:55 DQ) Atomic
   3: Rikidozan (1:40 pin) Atomic
World Big League (8min 3R): Ortega (3R 1:35 back breaker)) Blears
World Big League (8min 3R): Toyonobori (2R 0:50 bear hug) Kong

1959/06/05 Fukuoka - Sports Center (5,000)
Tanaka (11:50 pin) Kiyotaka Otsubo
Kaneko (9:00 pin) Chin
Takemura (12:10 pin) Nagasawa
Yoshimura (20min limit draw) Yoshinosato
Rikidozan & Toyonobori (2-0) Blears & Plechas
   1: Toyonobori (16:15 bear hug) Blears
   2: Rikidozan (13:15 pin) Plechas
World Big League (8min 3R): Endo (pin) Singh 1:15 in the 3R
World Big League (8min 3R): Torres (pin) Kong at 2:20 in the 2R
World Big League (8min 3R): Atomic (pin) Ortega 1:40 in the 3rd round

1959/06/06 Kokura, Fukuoka - City Gym (8,000)
Toyonobori & Endo (2-1) Kong & Plechas
   1: Plechas (13:35 pin) Endo
   2: Endo (8:30 pin) Plechas
   3: Toyonobori (4:55 toe hold) Kong
World Big League (8min 3R): Atomic (2R 1:15 pin) Singh
World Big League (8min 3R): Ortega (3R 1:15 pin) Torres
World Big League (8min 3R): Rikidozan (2R 2:45 pin) Blears

1959/06/08 Kure, Hiroshima - Municipal Niko Pool (18,000)
Kaneko (9:28 pin) Chin
Nagasawa (11:35 pin) Takemura
Suzuki (9:37 inside cradle) Higuchi
Toyonobori (4:10 back slide) Yoshimura
Kong (10:30 pin) Yoshinosato
Rikidozan & Torres (2-1) Ortega & Atomic
   1: Ortega (21:55 back breaker) Torres
   2: Torres (4:10 pin) Ortega
   3: Rikidozan (3:01 pin) Atomic
World Big League (8min 3R): Plechas (2R 2:45 pin) Singh
World Big League (8min 3R): Endo (3R 2:20 back slide) Blears

1959/06/09 Okayama - Pref. Gym (6,000)
Yoshihara (10:55 pin) Chin
Yoshimura (10:30 arm lock) Kaneko
Nagasawa (13:50 pin) Suzuki
Kong (11:25 pin) Takemura
Singh (21:40 pin) Yoshinosato
World Big League (8min 3R): Endo (3R 8:15 toe hold) Atomic
World Big League (8min 3R): Ortega (2R 19:20 back breaker) Blears
World Big League (8min 3R): Rikidozan (time limit draw) Torres

1959/06/11 Matsuzaka, Mie - Municipal Stadium (8,000)
Tanaka (11:59 full nelson) Yoshihara
Yoshinosato (10:20 pin) Nagasawa
Suzuki (8:15 pin) Kiyotaka Otsubo
Torres (11:55 pin) Yoshimura
Singh (16:10 pin) Takemura
Rikidozan & Endo (2-1) Ortega & Kong
   1: Ortega (22:45 pin) Endo
   2: Endo (6:25 pin) Kong
   3: Rikidozan (1:42 pin) Ortega
World Big League (8min 3R): Atomic (3R 0:40 DQ) Plechas
World Big League (8min 3R): Blears (2R 1:05 pin) Toyonobori

1959/06/12 Kyoto - Okazaki Industrial Hall (7,000)
Rikidozan & Toyonobori (2-1) Ortega & Plechas
   1: Rikidozan (17:55 pin) Ortega
   2: Ortega (9:05 pin) Toyonobori
   3: Toyonobori (1:35 bear hug) Plechas
World Big League (8min 3R): Blears (2R 2:50 pin) Kong
World Big League (8min 3R): Torres (time limit draw) Atomic

1959/06/13 Toyama - Sports Center (10,000)
Singh (14:50 boston crub) Yoshinosato
Kong (8:15 pin) Yoshimura
Rikidozan & Endo (2-0) Ortega & Atomic
   1: Endo (9:10 DQ) Atomic
   2: Rikidozan (8:20 pin) Ortega
World Big League (8min 3R): Plechas (2R 1:15 pin) Blears
World Big League (8min 3R): Torres (2R 2:15 pin) Toyonobori

Other World League matches (dates & locations unknown):
Atomic def Plechas
Atomic drew Toyonobori
Atomic drew Torres
Toyonobori def Plechas
Blears def Toyonobori

1959/06/15 Tokyo - Metropolitan Gym (15,000)
Yukio Suzuki (7:16 pin) Chin
Nagasawa (11:43 pin) Tamanogawa
Singh (13:05 pin) Yoshimura
Kong (10:30 pin) Yoshinosato
Endo & Toyonobori (2-1) Plechas & Blears
   1: Blears (5:45 pin) Endo
   2: Endo (5:40 pin) Blears
   3: Toyonobori (6:55 body scissors) Blears
World Big League Semi-Final (8min 3R): Atomic (3R 3:40 DQ) Rikidozan
World Big League Semi-Final (8min 3R): Ortega (time limit draw) Torres
Overtime (8min 1R): Ortega (time limit draw) Torres
   * Ortega won by flipping a coin.
    * Rikidozan replaces Atomic, who is unable to continue due to injury
World Big League Final (8min 3R): Rikidozan (2R 0:35 pin) Ortega

1959/06/16 Kofu
Rikidozan & Toyonobori & Enrique Torres drew Mr. Atomic & Jess Ortega & Danny Plechas

1959/06/19 Kanazawa
Enrique Torres def Michiaki Yoshimura
Rikidozan & Kokichi Endo def Jess Ortega & Danny Plechas

1959/06/21 Nagano
Rikidozan & Toyonobori def Atomic & Ortega

1959/06/25 Sapporo
Rikidozan def Plechas

1959/06/26 Sendai
Rikidozan & Torres def Atomic & Ortega

1959/06/28 Utsunomiya
Rikidozan & Toyonobori def Atomic & Ortega

1959/07/10 Hiratsuka, Kanagawa
Rikidozan & Toyonobori & Enrique Torres drew Mr. Atomic & Jess Ortega & Danny Plechas

1959/07/11 Mito
Enrique Torres def Kokichi Endo

1959/07/15 Tachikawa, Tokyo
Rikidozan & Toyonobori & Kokichi Endo drew Mr. Atomic & Jess Ortega & Enrique Torres

1959/07/21 Osaka - Pref. Gym
International Heavyweight Title: Rikidozan* (1-1) Enrique Torres

1:Torres (7:52" pin)
2:Rikidozan (11:04" keylock)
3:draw (DCOR)

1959/08/07 Tokyo - Den'en Coliseum (14,000)
International Heavyweight Title: Rikidozan* (2-0) Mr. Atomic

1:Rikidozan (12:21 pin)
2:Rikidozan (4:53 pin)

1959/08/18 Kawagoe


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