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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 Yoshiwara (9:25 toe hold) Yukio Suzuki
Toyonobori & Kokichi Endo (45min limit draw) Enrique Torres & Tarlok Singh
World Big League (8min 3R): Mr. Atomic (3R 2:36 pin) Lord Blears
World Big League (8min 3R): King Kong (2R 1:43 pin) Danny Plechas
World Big League (8min 3R): Rikidōzan (time limit draw) Jess Ortega

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

1959/05/24 Gifu - Civic Center (6,000)
Mr. Atomic & Danny Plechas (2-1) Enrique Torres & Lord Blears
   1: Atomic (24:40 pin) Torres
   2: Torres (4:20 pin) Atomic
   3: Plechas (3:10 pin) Blears
World Big League (8min 3R): King Kong (2R 1:30 pin) Kokichi Endo
World Big League (8min 3R): Toyonobori (2R 2:10 DCOR) Jess Ortega
World Big League (8min 3R): Rikidōzan (1R 2:28 half crab) Tarlok Singh

1959/05/25 Nagoya - Kanayama Gym (8,000)
World Big League (8min 3R): Toyonobori (time limit draw) Mr. Atomic
World Big League (8min 3R): King Kong (2R 3:10 pin) Tarlok Singh
World Big League (8min 3R): Jess Ortega (time limit draw) Danny Plechas
Rikidōzan & Kokichi Endo (1-1) Enrique Torres & Lord Blears
   1: Blears (29:11 pin) Rikidōzan
   2: Rikidōzan (20:20 pin) Blears
   3: (60min limit draw)

1959/05/26 Osaka - Pref. Gym (12,000)
Hideyuki Nagasawa (9:53 pin) Yukio Suzuki
Yoshinosato (13:10 pin) Tamanokawa
Michiaki Yoshimura (11:20 pin) Takeo Kaneko
World Big League (8min 3R): Mr. Atomic (3R 2:30 pin) King Kong
World Big League (8min 3R): Enrique Torres (2R 2:10 pin) Tarlok Singh
World Big League (8min 3R): Jess Ortega (3R 0:40 pin) Kokichi Endo
Rikidōzan & Toyonobori (2-1) Lord Blears & Danny Plechas
   1: Toyonobori (13:11 pin) Blears
   2: Plechas (3:10 pin) Toyonobori
   3: Rikidōzan (4:10 pin) Plechas

1959/05/27 Osaka - Pref. Gym (10,000)
Masaaki Takemura (5:20 pin) Hideyuki Nagasawa
Tamanokawa (11:10 pin) Takeo Kaneko
Yonetaro Tanaka (10:50 pin) Yukio Suzuki
Michiaki Yoshimura (30min limit draw) Yoshinosato
Rikidōzan & Kokichi Endo (1-1) Mr. Atomic & Lord Blears
   1: Atomic (16:35 pin) Endo
   2: Rikidōzan (12:45 COR) Atomic
   3: (45min limit draw)
World Big League (8min 3R): Toyonobori (2R 1:35 pin) Tarlok Singh
World Big League (8min 3R): Enrique Torres (3R 2:35 pin) Danny Plechas
World Big League (8min 3R): Jess Ortega (2R 3:20 DCOR) King Kong

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

1959/05/29 Kobe - Kobe Shimbun Hall (3,000)
Takeo Kaneko (7:45 pin) Mr. Chin
Tamanokawa (6:10 pin) Yukio Suzuki
Hideyuki Nagasawa (10:40 pin) Masaaki Takemura
Yoshinosato (14:35 half crab) Michiaki Yoshimura
Toyonobori & Kokichi Endo (2-0) Jess Ortega & King Kong
   1: Endo (22:10 pin) Ortega
   2: Endo (8:15 DQ) Ortega
World Big League (8min 3R): Lord Blears (2R 2:40 back slide) Tarlok Singh
World Big League (8min 3R): Enrique Torres (2R 6:10 DCOR) Danny Plechas
World Big League (8min 3R): Rikidōzan (time limit draw) Mr. Atomic

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

1959/06/01 Kagoshima - Kamoike Athletics Stadium (8,000)
Yonetaro Tanaka (7:15 pin) Kanji Higuchi
Masaaki Takemura (11:40 pin) Hideyuki Nagasawa
Tamanokawa (15:35 pin) Yukio Suzuki
Lord Blears (12:10 pin) Michiaki Yoshimura
Mr. Atomic (13:20 toe hold) Yoshinosato
Enrique Torres & Toyonobori (2-1) Jess Ortega & King 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): Kokichi Endo (time limit draw) Tarlok Singh
World Big League (8min 3R): Rikidōzan (2R 3:20 pin) Danny Plechas

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

1959/06/05 Fukuoka - Sports Center (5,000)
Yonetaro Tanaka (11:50 pin) Kiyotaka Otsubo
Takeo Kaneko (9:00 pin) Mr. Chin
Masaaki Takemura (12:10 pin) Hideyuki Nagasawa
Michiaki Yoshimura (20min limit draw) Yoshinosato
Rikidōzan & Toyonobori (2-0) Lord Blears & Danny Plechas
   1: Toyonobori (16:15 bear hug) Blears
   2: Rikidōzan (13:15 pin) Plechas
World Big League (8min 3R): Kokichi Endo (3R 1:15 pin) Tarlok Singh
World Big League (8min 3R): Enrique Torres (2R 2:20 pin) King Kong
World Big League (8min 3R): Mr. Atomic (3R 1:40 pin) Jess Ortega

1959/06/06 Kokura, Fukuoka - City Gym (8,000)
Toyonobori & Kokichi Endo (2-1) King Kong & Danny 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): Mr. Atomic (2R 1:15 pin) Tarlok Singh
World Big League (8min 3R): Jess Ortega (3R 1:15 pin) Enrique Torres
World Big League (8min 3R): Rikidōzan (2R 2:45 pin) Lord Blears

1959/06/08 Kure, Hiroshima - Municipal Niko Pool (18,000)
Takeo Kaneko (9:28 pin) Mr. Chin
Hideyuki Nagasawa (11:35 pin) Masaaki Takemura
Yukio Suzuki (9:37 inside cradle) Kanji Higuchi
Toyonobori (4:10 back slide) Michiaki Yoshimura
King Kong (10:30 pin) Yoshinosato
Rikidōzan & Enrique Torres (2-1) Jess Ortega & Mr. Atomic
   1: Ortega (21:55 back breaker) Torres
   2: Torres (4:10 pin) Ortega
   3: Rikidōzan (3:01 pin) Atomic
World Big League (8min 3R): Danny Plechas (2R 2:45 pin) Tarlok Singh
World Big League (8min 3R): Kokichi Endo (3R 2:20 back slide) Lord Blears

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

1959/06/11 Matsuzaka, Mie - Municipal Stadium (8,000)
Yonetaro Tanaka (11:59 full nelson) Yoshihara
Yoshinosato (10:20 pin) Hideyuki Nagasawa
Yukio Suzuki (8:15 pin) Kiyotaka Otsubo
Enrique Torres (11:55 pin) Michiaki Yoshimura
Tarlok Singh (16:10 pin) Masaaki Takemura
Rikidōzan & Kokichi Endo (2-1) Jess Ortega & King Kong
   1: Ortega (22:45 pin) Endo
   2: Endo (6:25 pin) Kong
   3: Rikidōzan (1:42 pin) Ortega
World Big League (8min 3R): Mr. Atomic (3R 0:40 DQ) Danny Plechas
World Big League (8min 3R): Lord Blears (2R 1:05 pin) Toyonobori

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

1959/06/13 Toyama - Sports Center (10,000)
Tarlok Singh (14:50 boston crub) Yoshinosato
King Kong (8:15 pin) Michiaki Yoshimura
Rikidōzan & Kokichi Endo (2-0) Jess Ortega & Mr. Atomic
   1: Endo (9:10 DQ) Atomic
   2: Rikidōzan (8:20 pin) Ortega
World Big League (8min 3R): Danny Plechas (2R 1:15 pin) Lord Blears
World Big League (8min 3R): Enrique Torres (2R 2:15 pin) Toyonobori

Other World League matches (dates & locations unknown):
Mr. Atomic def Danny Plechas
Mr. Atomic drew Toyonobori
Mr. Atomic drew Enrique Torres
Toyonobori def Danny Plechas
Lord Blears def Toyonobori

1959/06/15 Tokyo - Metropolitan Gym (15,000)
Yukio Suzuki (7:16 pin) Mr. Chin
Hideyuki Nagasawa (11:43 pin) Tamanogawa
Tarlok Singh (13:05 pin) Michiaki Yoshimura
King Kong (10:30 pin) Yoshinosato
Kokichi Endo & Toyonobori (2-1) Danny Plechas & Lord 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): Mr. Atomic (3R 3:40 DQ) Rikidōzan
World Big League Semi-Final (8min 3R): Jess Ortega (time limit draw) Enrique Torres
Overtime (8min 1R): Jess Ortega (time limit draw) Enrique Torres
   * Jess Ortega won by flipping a coin.
    * Rikidōzan replaces Mr. Atomic, who is unable to continue due to injury
World Big League Final (8min 3R): Rikidōzan (2R 0:35 pin) Jess Ortega

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

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

1959/06/21 Nagano
Rikidōzan & Toyonobori def Mr. Atomic & Jess Ortega

1959/06/25 Sapporo
Rikidōzan def Danny Plechas

1959/06/26 Sendai
Rikidōzan & Enrique Torres def Mr. Atomic & Jess Ortega

1959/06/28 Utsunomiya
Rikidōzan & Toyonobori def Mr. Atomic & Jess Ortega

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

1959/07/11 Mito
Enrique Torres def Kokichi Endo

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

1959/07/21 Osaka - Pref. Gym
International Heavyweight Title: Rikidōzan* (1-1) Enrique Torres
   1: Torres (7:52 pin)
   2: Rikidōzan (11:04 keylock)
   3: (DCOR)

1959/08/07 Tokyo - Den'en Coliseum (14,000)
International Heavyweight Title: Rikidōzan* (2-0) Mr. Atomic
   1: Rikidōzan (12:21 pin)
   2: Rikidōzan (4:53 pin)

1959/08/18 Kawagoe


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