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The 4th Annual World Big League: 1962/04/20 - 05/25: 33 cards

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

Active JWA roster:
Rikidozan
Toyonobori
Michiaki Yoshimura
Kokichi Endo
Isao Yoshiwara
Kiyotaka Otsubo
Hideyuki Nagasawa
Mr. Chin
Mitsuaki Hirai (Mitsu Hirai)
Tosanohana
Kintaro Ohki (KIM Ill)
Koichi Hayashi (Mr. Hayashi)
Kanji Inoki (Antonio Inoki)
*Shohei Baba (Giant Baba) [in the U.S.]
Hiroshi Ueda (Umanosuke Ueda/Mr. Ito)
Takeo Hoshino (Kantaro Hoshino)
Guest foreigners:
Lou Thesz [04/27 - 05/25]
Fred Blassie
Dick Hutton
Buddy Austin
Larry Hennig
Duke Hoffman
Arnold Skaaland
Mike Sharpe
Great Togo
Mr. Atomic (Clyde Steeves)

1962/04/20 Tokyo - Riki Sports Palace - The Eve
Exchibition Match: Rikidozan drew Hutton

1962/04/21 Tokyo - Metropolitan Gym
Kanji Inoki (10:44 boston crab) Mitsuaki Hirai
Hutton def Kokichi Endo
Togo def Hideyuki Nagasawa
World League (8min 3R): Hennig def Atomic
Hoffman def Kintaro Ohki
World League (8min 3R): Blassie def Skaaland
Austin & Sharpe (DQ) Rikidozan & Michiaki Yoshimura

1962/04/22 Tokyo - Metropolitan Gym
Inoki (5:30 pin) Kiyotaka Otsubo
Umanosuke Ueda def Kantaro Hoshino
Sharpe drew Yoshimura
Hennig def Endo
Skaaland def Ohki
World League (8min 3R): Austin def Blassie
Rikidozan, Togo, & Toyonobori def Hutton, Atomic, & Hoffman

1962/04/23 Tokyo - Metropolitan Gym
Inoki (5:28 pin) Isao Yoshiwara
World League (8min 3R): Hutton (time limit draw) Atomic
Hennig drew Yoshimura
Sharpe drew Endo
Togo & Toyonobori def Austin & Hoffman
WWA World Heavyweight Title: Rikidozan* (2-1) Blassie
   1: Blassie (13:03 pin)
   2: Rikidozan (5:03 pin)
   3: Rikidozan (32:24 pin)

1962/04/24 Nagoya - Kanayama Gym
Inoki (10:38 boston crab) Hirai
Tosanohana def Ueda
World League (8min 3R): Hoffman (DQ) Blassie
Togo drew Skaaland
Sharpe def Ohki
World League (8min 3R)?: Hutton def Yoshimura
Rikidozan & Toyonobori def Atomic & Hennig

1962/04/25 Nagoya - Kanayama Gym
World League (8min 3R): Hennig (1R 2:12 pin) Inoki
World League (8min 3R): Hutton def Skaaland
Atomic def Sharpe
Austin def Ohki
Toyonobori def Hoffman
World League (8min 3R)?: Blassie def Endo
Rikidozan & Michiaki Yoshimura & Great Togo def Dick Hutton & Larry Hennig & Arnold Skaaland

1962/04/26 Tanabe, Wakayama - Isoma Beach
Inoki (7:21 pin) Tanji Hasegawa
Rikidozan, Togo, & Michiaki Yoshimura def Hutton, Skaaland, & Hennig

1962/04/27 Kobe - Oji Gym (10,000)
Kantaro Hoshino (10min limit draw) Ushinosuke Hayashi
Hideyuki Nagasawa (13:25 pin) Mitsuaki Hirai
Tosanohana (8:22 pin) Kiyotaka Otsubo
Yoshiwara (9:43 small package) Chin
World League (8min 3R): Hoffman (1R 5:41 pin) Skaaland
World League (8min 3R): Hutton (2R 1:02 abdominal stretch) Ohki
World League (8min 3R): Austin (2R 1:12 pin) Inoki
World League (8min 3R): Atomic (time limit draw) Endo
Hennig (1-1) Yoshimura
   1: Hennig (6:44 pin)
   2: Yoshimura (2:04 pin)
   3: (DCOR)
Thesz, Blassie, & Sharpe (2-0) Rikidozan, Togo, & Toyonobori
   1: Blassie (17:17 pin) Togo
   2: Thesz (14:54 pin) Toyonobori

* The infamous match where Blassie bit Togo's forehead to bleed, and two eldery television viewers passed away due to heart attack.

1962/04/28 Okayama - Tsushima Gym
World League (8min 3R): Blassie (1R 3:08 pin) Inoki
World League (8min 3R)?: Yoshimura def Skaaland
World League (8min 3R)?: Atomic def Ohki
Hoffman def Tosanohana
World League (8min 3R): Hutton def Sharpe
Thesz (2-0) Endo
   1: Thesz (13:32 pin)
   2: Thesz (0:44 TKO)
Rikidozan & Toyonobori def Austin & Hennig

1962/04/29 Hiroshima - Civic Stadium
World League (8min 3R): Thesz (1R3:45 thesz press) Skaaland
World League (8min 3R)?: Blassie def Ohki
World League (8min 3R)?: Toyonobori (time limit draw) Austin
World League (8min 3R): Atomic (2R 1:10 pin) Inoki
World League (8min 3R)?: Hutton def Endo
Rikidozan, Togo, & Michiaki Yoshimura def Hennig, Hoffman, & Sharpe

1962/04/30 Fukuoka - Sports Center
Inoki (9:30 boston crab) Mitsuaki Hirai
Blassie def Yoshimura
World League (8min 3R): Togo (DCOR) Sharpe
World League (8min 3R): Atomic def Skaaland
World League (8min 3R)?: Hutton def Hoffman
Rikidozan, Endo, & Toyonobori (2-1) Thesz & Austin & Hennig
   1: Thesz (24:16 pin) Endo
   2: Rikidozan (pin 1:36) Austin
   3: Toyonobori (10:00 bearhug) Hennig

1962/05/01 Ogohri, Yamaguchi
World League (8min 3R): Austin def Skaaland
World League (8min 3R)?: Hennig def Nagasawa
Thesz (2-0) Ohki
   1: Thesz (5:43 pin)
   2: Thesz (default)
World League (8min 3R)?: Blassie def Endo
World League (8min 3R): Hutton (2R 1:16 abdominal stretch) Inoki
Atomic, Hoffman, & Sharpe (DQ) Rikidozan & Toyonobori & Michiaki Yoshimura

1962/05/02 Nagasaki
World League (8min 3R)?: Yoshimura def Atomic
Skaaland def Nagasawa
World League (8min 3R)?: Hennig def Ohki
World League (8min 3R): Sharpe (2R 2:27 pin) Inoki
World League (8min 3R): Thesz (time limit draw) Hutton
Rikidozan & Toyonobori & Endo def Austin, Blassie, & Hoffman

1962/05/03 Kagoshima - Pref. Gym
Endo def Ohki
World League (8min 3R)?: Toyonobori def Atomic
World League (8min 3R)?: Blassie def Skaaland
World League (8min 3R): Thesz (1R 4:45 pin) Inoki
World League (8min 3R)?: Hutton def Hoffman
Rikidozan, Togo, & Michiaki Yoshimura def Austin, Hennig, & Sharpe

1962/05/05 Kumamoto - Suizenji Gym
Inoki (10:42 pin) Nagasawa
World League (8min 3R): Hutton (DQ) Hennig
World League (8min 3R): Thesz (2R 2:39 pin) Yoshimura

1962/05/06 Kokura, Fukuoka - Mihagino Gym
Ohki def Tosanohana
Blassie (5:00 pin) Inoki
World League (8min 3R)?: Hutton def Yoshimura
World League (8min 3R)?: Toyonobori def Skaaland
World League (8min 3R): Thesz (2R 2:00 pin) Endo
World League (8min 3R): Hennig def Hoffman
Rikidozan & Togo def Austin & Sharpe

1962/05/07 Miyakonojo, Miyazaki - Municipal Stadium Square
Ohki def Nagasawa
Endo (5:04 pin) Inoki
World League (8min 3R): Blassie def Hennig
World League (8min 3R): Hutton def Toyonobori
World League (8min 3R): Sharpe (DQ) Austin
Rikidozan, Togo, & Michiaki Yoshimura def Atomic, Hoffman, & Skaaland

1962/05/08 Miyazaki - Miyazaki Stadium
Inoki (10:32 pin) Hirai
Skaaland def Ohki
World League (8min 3R): Hutton def Austin
Toyonobori def Sharpe
Yoshimura def Hoffman
Rikidozan, Endo, & Togo def Blassie, Atomic, & Hennig

1962/05/10 Osaka - Pref. Gym
Ohki (15min limit draw) Inoki
World League (8min 3R)?: Yoshimura def Skaaland
World League (8min 3R): Hoffman def Atomic
World League (8min 3R)?: Hutton def Blassie
Rikidozan, Togo, & Toyonobori (2-0) Thesz & Austin & Hennig
   1: Togo (CO 12:52) Austin
   2: Rikidozan (pin 6:46) Hennig

1962/05/11 Osaka - Pref. Gym (11,100)
Inoki (6:52 half crab) Nagasawa
World League (8min 3R)?: Toyonobori (DQ?) Hoffman
World League (8min 3R)?: Hennig def? Yoshimura
World League (8min 3R): Thesz (1R 4:10 pin) Atomic
Togo & Toyonobori drew Blassie & Sharpe
Rikidozan (2-1) Hutton
   1: Hutton (17:07 backbreaker)
      * The only submission loss in Rikidozan's career
   2: Rikidozan (5:14 COR)
   3: Rikidozan (forfeit)

1962/05/13 Sumiyoshi, Wakayama - Honmachi Park
Yoshiwara def Koichi Hayashi
Yoshimura (11:16 pin) Inoki
World League (8min 3R): Sharpe def Skaaland
World League (8min 3R)?: Blassie def Toyonobori
World League (8min 3R): Thesz (3R 0:49 pin) Hennig
Rikidozan, Endo, & Togo def Austin, Hoffman, & Hutton

1962/05/14 Shingu, Wakayama - Gongengawara
Inoki (9:05 pin) Hirai
World League (8min 3R)?: Endo def Skaaland
Hutton def Ohki
World League (8min 3R): Thesz (2R 1:26 COR) Toyonobori
World League (8min 3R): Austin (DQ) Blassie
Rikidozan, Togo, & Michiaki Yoshimura def Hennig, Hoffman, & Sharpe

1962/05/15 Kyoto - Okazaki Kangyo Hall
Hutton def Endo
Ohki def Skaaland
World League (8min 3R): Thesz (2R 2:45 DQ) Sharpe
World League (8min 3R)?: Austin def Yoshimura
Rikidozan, Togo, & Toyonobori def Blassie, Hennig, & Hoffman

1962/05/16 Gifu - Civic Center
Ohki (15:21 pin) Inoki
Nagasawa def Tosanohana
Hirai drew Yoshiwara
World League (8min 3R)?: Yoshimura def Hoffman
Endo beat Blassie (DQ)
World League (8min 3R): Thesz (2R 5:04 thesz press) Hutton
Rikidozan, Togo, & Toyonobori def Austin, Hennig, & Sharpe

1962/05/17 Nara - Kashihara Jingu Gaien Coliseum
Inoki (10:10 boston crab) Nagasawa
Hutton def Endo
Toyonobori (DQ) Hennig
World League (8min 3R): Thesz (2R 3:30 COR) Austin
Rikidozan, Togo, & Michiaki Yoshimura def Blassie, Sharpe, & Hoffman

1962/05/18 Fukui - City Gym
Inoki (12:30 pin) Hirai
Yoshimura def Hutton
Endo def Hoffman
World League (8min 3R): Thesz (2R 3:36 CO) Blassie
Rikidozan, Togo, & Toyonobori beat Austin, Hennig, & Sharpe

1962/05/19 Toyama - City Gym
Nagasawa def Hirai
Yoshiwara def Kantaro Hoshino
World League (8min 3R)?: Yoshimura def Hoffman
Hutton (5:23 abdominal stretch) Inoki
World League (8min 3R): Sharpe def Blassie (DQ)
Thesz & Austin & Hennig (2-0) Rikidozan, Endo, & Toyonobori
   1: Hennig (15:05 pin) Endo
   2: Thesz & Austin & Hennig (4:51 DQ)

1962/05/21 Mobara, Chiba - Fujimi Park
Yoshiwara def Nagasaw
Chin drew Hirai
Yoshimura (11:00 pin) Inoki
Hoffman def Hennig
Thesz (2-0) Endo
   1: Thesz (7:20 pin)
   2: Thesz (forfeit)
Rikidozan, Togo, & Toyonobori def Austin, Blassie, & Sharpe

1962/05/22 Utsunomiya, Tochigi - Sports Center
Otsubo def Ueda
Chin def Hayashi
Sharpe (5:33 pin) Inoki
World League (8min 3R)?: Blassie def Endo
Toyonobori def Hennig
Thesz & Austin & Hoffman (2-1) Rikidozan, Yoshimura, & Togo
   1: (8:11 DCOR)
   2: Thesz (7:15 pin) Yoshimura

1962/05/24 Yokohama - Culture Gym
Togo def Hennig
Hoffman (4:50 pin) Inoki
Thesz (2-0) Yoshimura
   1: Thesz (9:45 pin)
   2: Thesz (forfeit)
Rikidozan, Endo, & Toyonobori def Austin, Blassie, & Sharpe

1962/05/25 Tokyo - Metropolitan Gym (10,800)
World League (8min 3R)?: Sharpe def Endo
Hoffman (3:18 pin) Inoki
Yoshimura def Austin (DQ)
Togo & Toyonobori def Blassie & Hennig
World League Final: Rikidozan (2-1) Thesz
   1: Thesz (12:33 pin)
   2: Rikidozan (2:13 pin)
   3: Rikidozan (4:49 pin)

Other World League matches (dates & locations unknown):
Sharpe def Atomic
Sharpe def Ohki
Sharpe (time limit draw) Yoshimura
Austin def Hoffman
Austin def Ohki
Austin (time limit draw) Endo
Hennig def Endo
Hennig (DCOR) Toyonobori
Toyonobori def Sharpe
Hoffman def Ohki
Skaaland def Yoshimura
Togo def Skaaland


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