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The 1st Madison Square Garden Series: 1978/04/21 - 06/01: 35 cards

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

Guest foreigners:
Bob Backlund [final few days]
Andre the Giant [05/04 - 06/01]
Nikolai Volkoff
Bugsy McGraw
Tony Garea
Baron Scicluna
Chief Jay Strongbow
Colosso Colosetti
Marty Jones
Ray Steele
Pete Reeves
Willem Ruska
Buffalo Allen (Bad News Buffalo Allen)
The Monster Man (Eddie Everett) [06/07]
The Lumberjack (Johnny Lee) [06/07]

1978/04/21 Tokyo - Kuramae Kokugikan (9,000)
Yoshiaki Fujiwara (14:17 pin) Makoto Arakawa
Colosso Colosetti (9:32 cradle) Kengo Kimura
Willem Ruska (4:32 rolling cluch hold) Pete Reeves
Nikolai Volkoff (6:18 pin) Riki Choshu
Tony Garea & Baron Scicluna & *Chief Jay Strongbow (16:43 pin) Kantaro Hoshino & *Osamu Kido & Buffalo Allen
MSG Preliminary Tournament Block C Round 1: Bugsy McGraw (5:38 pin) Kotetsu Yamamoto
MSG Preliminary Tournament Block D Round 1: Tatsumi Fujinami (4:02 DQ) Umanosuke Ueda
MSG Preliminary Tournament Block A Round 1: Antonio Inoki (30min limit draw) Seiji Sakaguchi
Extension: (10min limit draw)
2nd Extension: Inoki (1:12 COR) Sakaguchi

1978/04/22 Shimodate, Ibaraki - Farmers Market
Seiji Sakaguchi (9:33 DCOR) Bugsy McGraw
Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami & Kantaro Hoshino (2-1) Nikolai Volkoff & Chief Jay Strongbow & Colosso Colosetti
   1: Colosetti (12:04 pin) Hoshino
   2: Hoshino (3:11 rolling clutch hold) Colosetti
   3: Inoki (2:31 abdominal stretch) Strongbow

1978/04/23 Tsuchiura, Ibaraki - Sports Center
Tatsumi Fujinami (9:44 boston crab) Marty Jones
Seiji Sakaguchi (10:01 DCOR) Nikolai Volkoff

1978/04/24 Nagoya - Aichi Pref. Gym
Tony Garea & *Bugsy McGraw (1-0) Seiji Sakaguchi & *Kantaro Hoshino
WWWF Junior Heavyweight Title: Tatsumi Fujinami* (2-1) Colosso Colosetti
   1: (12:39 DCOR)
   3: Fujinami (3:13 leg roll clutch) Colosetti
Antonio Inoki (2:02 bow & arrow) Chief Jay Strongbow

1978/04/25 Tokyo - Ohta Ward Gym
MSG Preliminary Tournament Block D 2nd Round: Tatsumi Fujinami (7:37 dragon suplex hold) Colosso Colosetti
Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi (2-0) Tony Garea & Bugsy McGraw
   1: Sakaguchi (10:23 half crab) Garea
   2: Inoki (6:55 rolling clutch hold) McGraw

1978/04/26 Sanjo, Niigata - Welfare Pension Hall
Seiji Sakaguchi & Tatsumi Fujinami & Riki Choshu (2-1) Umanosuke Ueda & Nikolai Volkoff & Marty Jones
   1: Ueda (11:04 pin) Choshu
   2: Choshu (3:05 DQ) Ueda
   3: Fujinami (4:32 german suplex hold) Jones
MSG Preliminary Tournament Block A 2nd Round: Antonio Inoki (9:44 bow & arrow) Osamu Kido

1978/04/28 Tokushima - City Gym
Tatsumi Fujinami (11:14 german suplex hold) Marty Jones
Seiji Sakaguchi (8:11 pin) Baron Scicluna

1978/04/30 Ukiha, Fukuoka
Seiji Sakaguchi (11:18 pin) Tony Garea
Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami & Riki Choshu (2-1) Umanosuke Ueda & Nikolai Volkoff & Marty Jones
   1: Ueda (10:32 pin) Choshu
   2: Inoki & Fujinami & Choshu (3:40 DQ) Ueda
   3: Inoki (4:21 pin) Jones

1978/05/01 Ushibuka, Kumamoto
Tatsumi Fujinami (9:46 backslide) Baron Scicluna
Seiji Sakaguchi (7:04 boston crab) Chief Jay Strongbow

1978/05/02 Nejime, Kagoshima - Town ground
Makoto Arakawa def Pete Reeves
Colossetti def Kuniaki Kobayashi
Tony Garea def Osamu Kido
Willem Ruska def Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Chief Jay Strongbow def Haruka Eigen
Bugsy McGraw def Mitsuo Yoshida
Seiji Sakaguchi (10:31 pin) Baron Scicluna
Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami & Buffalo Allen (2-0) Umanosuke Ueda & Nikolai Volkoff & Marty Jones
   1: Inoki (11:36 DQ) Ueda
   2: Inoki (4:21 pin) Jones

1978/05/04 Naha, Okinawa - Ounoyama Gym
Tatsumi Fujinami (7:11 leg roll clutch) Tony Garea
Seiji Sakaguchi (5:10 pin) Chief Jay Strongbow
Andre the Giant & Nikolai Volkoff def Antonio Inoki & Riki Choshu

1978/05/05 Nago, Okinawa
Tatsumi Fujinami (9:56 rolling clutch hold) Nikolai Volkoff
Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi & Osamu Kido (2-1) Andre the Giant & Bugsy McGraw & Marty Jones
   1: Andre (12:36 giant press) Kido
   2: Kido (1:29 DQ) Andre
   3: Sakaguchi (3:23 boston crab) McGraw

1978/05/06 Okinawa, Okinawa - City Gym
Andre the Giant (12:05 giant press) Seiji Sakaguchi
Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami & Osamu Kido (2-0) Umanosuke Ueda & Tony Garea & Colosso Colosetti
   1: Inoki & Fujinami & Kido (14:10 DQ)
   2: Inoki (3:57 pin) Colosetti

1978/05/08 Kagami, Kumamoto - Town ground
Tatsumi Fujinami (14:51 double arm suplex hold) Colosso Colosetti
Seiji Sakaguchi (11:04 DKO) Nikolai Volkoff
Antonio Inoki & Riki Choshu & Osamu Kido def Andre the Giant & Tony Garea & Marty Jones

1978/05/09 Kokubu, Kagoshima - General Gym
MSG Preliminary Consolation Tournament Block B Round 2: Sakaguchi (8:15 pin) Kido
Andre the Giant & Nikolai Volkoff & Marty Jones (2-1) Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami & Riki Choshu
   1: Andre (16:14 DCOR) Inoki
   2: Andre (4:22 pin) Choshu

1978/05/10 Kumamoto - City Gym
MSG Preliminary Consolation Tournament Block B Round 3: Sakaguchi (10:22 pin) Baron Scicluna
Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami (2-0) Andre the Giant & Colosso Colosetti
   1: Fujinami (9:44 pin) Colosetti
   2: Inoki (4:27 pin) Colosetti

1978/05/11 Fukuoka - Kyuden Memorial Gym
Tatsumi Fujinami (10:33 double arm suplex hold) Marty Jones
Seiji Sakaguchi (4:02 NC) Umanosuke Ueda
MSG League: Andre the Giant (17:26 COR) Antonio Inoki

1978/05/12 Ube, Yamaguchi - City Gym
Tatsumi Fujinami (10:09 rolling back clutch) Ray Steele
Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi & Osamu Kido (2-1) Andre the Giant & Umanosuke Ueda & Tony Garea
   1: Andre (14:26 DCOR) Inoki
   2: Sakaguchi (4:15 half crab) Garea

1978/05/13 Numazu, Shizuoka - City Gym
Tatsumi Fujinami & Osamu Kido (2-1) Umanosuke Ueda & Baron Scicluna
   1: Ueda (11:31 pin) Kido
   2: Fujinami & Kido (1:30 DQ)
   3: Fujinami (3:10 pin) Scicluna
MSG League: Seiji Sakaguchi (9:11 pin) Bugsy McGraw
MSG League: Andre the Giant (pin) Riki Choshu
MSG League: Antonio Inoki (11:02 pin) Nicolai Nikolai Volkoff

1978/05/15 Matsumoto, Nagano - General Gym
MSG League: Tatsumi Fujinami (9:51 rolling clutch hold) Bugsy McGraw
Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi (2-1) Umanosuke Ueda & Andre the Giant
   1: Sakaguchi (12:05 DCOR) Ueda
   2: Inoki (3:45 forfeit) Ueda

1978/05/16 Chichibu, Saitama - Memorial Civic Hall
MSG League: Tatsumi Fujinami (2:47 rolling clutch hold) Chief Jay Strongbow
Antonio Inoki & Osamu Kido & Buffalo Allen def Andre the Giant & Tony Garea & Marty Jones

1978/05/17 Utsunomiya - Tochigi Pref. Gym
Seiji Sakaguchi & Tatsumi Fujinami & Osamu Kido (2-1) Andre the Giant & Tony Garea & Marty Jones
   1: Andre (13:11 pin) Kido
   2: Kido (1:39 DQ) Andre the Giant
   3: Sakaguchi (4:21 pin) Marty Jones
MSG League: Antonio Inoki (8:43 abdominal stretch) Riki Choshu

1978/05/18 Sakata, Yamagata - Pref. Gym
MSG League: Tatsumi Fujinami (13:29 leg roll clutch) Riki Choshu
Seiji Sakaguchi (9:39 pin) Tony Garea
Antonio Inoki & Osamu Kido def Andre the Giant & Baron Scicluna

1978/05/19 Sendai - Miyagi Pref. Sports Center
MSG League: Tatsumi Fujinami (11:22 leg roll clutch) Nikolai Volkoff
Andre the Giant & Marty Jones (2-1) Seiji Sakaguchi & Osamu Kido
   1: Andre (9:24 giant press) Seiji Sakaguchi
   2: Sakaguchi (2:41 pin) Marty Jones
   3: Andre (2:04 giant press) Kido
MSG League: Antonio Inoki (11:55 DQ) Umanosuke Ueda

1978/05/20 Akita - Pref. Gym (3,000)
Makoto Arakawa (9:02 pin) JO Beak-san
Marty Jones (7:51 pin) Kuniaki Kobayashi
Baron Scicluna (9:08 pin) Haruka Eigen
Willem Ruska (8:23 arm bar) Osamu Kido
Buffalo Allen (7:52 pin) Tony Garea
Riki Choshu & Kotetsu Yamamoto (2-1) Umanosuke Ueda & Nikolai Volkoff
   1: Choshu (13:38 rolling clutch hold) Volkoff
   2: Volkoff (3:21 pin) Yamamoto
   3: Choshu & Yamamoto (3:26 DQ)
MSG League: Seiji Sakaguchi (3:04 1 boston crab) Chief Jay Strongbow
MSG League: Andre the Giant (3:25 pin) Bugsy McGraw
MSG League: Antonio Inoki (11:43 german suplex hold) Tatsumi Fujinami

1978/05/21 Hachinohe, Aomori - City Gym
Marty Jones def Makoto Arakawa
Osamu Kido def Ray Steele
Buffalo Allen def Chief Jay Strongbow
Riki Choshu def Tony Garea
Seiji Sakaguchi & Tatsumi Fujinami (2-0) Umanosuke Ueda & Baron Scicluna
   1: Sakaguchi & Fujinami (19:34 DQ)
   2: Sakaguchi (2:12 pin) Scicluna
MSG League: Andre the Giant (pin) Nikolai Volkoff
MSG League: Antonio Inoki (10:44 abdominal stretch) Bugsy McGraw

1978/05/22 Fukushima - City Gym
Tatsumi Fujinami & Osamu Kido & Buffalo Allen (2-1) Andre the Giant & Baron Scicluna & Marty Jones
   1: Andre (14:18 pin) Kido
   2: Kido (1:55 pin) Scicluna
   3: Fujinami (4:05 pin) Jones
MSG League: Seiji Sakaguchi (9:32 pin) Riki Choshu
MSG League: Antonio Inoki (2:37 abdominal stretch) Chief Jay Strongbow

1978/05/23 Hamamatsu, Shizuoka - City Gym (4,000)
Kuniaki Kobayashi (9:48 backslide) JO Beak-san
Shoji Kai (11:26 small package hold) Ray Steele
Baron Scicluna (10:05 pin) Makoto Arakawa
Buffalo Allen (8:01 DQ) Bugsy McGraw
Willem Ruska (12:16 cross arm bar) Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Osamu Kido (11:37 pin) Martin Jones
MSG League: Andre the Giant (4:51 DQ) Umanosuke Ueda
MSG League: Seiji Sakaguchi (12:17 COR) Tatsumi Fujinami
   * The first singles match between the two.
Antonio Inoki & Riki Choshu (2-0) Nikolai Volkoff & Tony Garea
   1: Choshu (12:01 rolling clutch hold) Garea
   2: Inoki (7:43 pin) Volkoff

1978/05/25 Matsuyama Matsuyama - Ehime Pref. Public Hall (3,500)
Andre the Giant & Marty Jones (2-0) Tatsumi Fujinami & Riki Choshu
   1: Andre & Jones (12:07 COR)
   2: Andre (2:36 pin) Choshu
MSG League: Antonio Inoki (20:54 NC) Seiji Sakaguchi

1978/05/26 Takamatsu, Kagawa
Kuniaki Kobayashi (camel clutch) JO Beak-san
Yoshiaki Fujiwara (pin) Ray Steele
Kengo Kimura (pin) Chief Jay Strongbow
*Buffalo Allen & Kotetsu Yamamoto (pin) Willem Ruska & *Baron Scicluna
Bugsy McGraw (pin) Riki Choshu
MSG League: Tatsumi Fujinami (2:57 pin) Umanosuke Ueda
MSG League: Andre the Giant (10:34 COR) Seiji Sakaguchi
Bob Backlund & Tony Garea (2-1) Inoki & Osamu Kido
   1: Backlund (pin) Kido
   2: Inoki (octopus hold) Garea
   3: Backlund (pin) Kido

1978/05/28 Uwajima, Ehime - Municipal Bull Ring
Shoji Kai (pin) JO Beak-san
Arakawa (pin) Kuniaki Kobayashi
Kengo Kimura (pin) Ray Steele
Bugsy McGraw (pin) Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Willem Ruska (arm lock) Yamamoto
Riki Choshu (DQ) Umanosuke Ueda
Bob Backlund (2:32 pin) Osamu Kido
Seiji Sakaguchi (7:37 pin) Baron Scicluna
MSG League: Nikolai Volkoff (bear hug) Chief Jay Strongbow
Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami (2-1) Andre the Giant & Tony Garea
   1: Fujinami (19:54 DCOR) Andre
   2: Fujinami (3:18 pin) Garea

1978/05/29 Okayama - Okayama Budokan
Kuniaki Kobayashi (pin) Ray Steele
Bugsy McGraw (pin) Makoto Arakawa
Nikolai Volkoff (pin) Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Buffalo Allen (pin) Chief Jay Strongbow
Willem Ruska (arm bar) Kengo Kimura
Osamu Kido (pin) Tony Garea
MSG League: Andre the Giant (5:24 pin) Tatsumi Fujinami
MSG League: Seiji Sakaguchi (6:15 DQ) Umanosuke Ueda
Bob Backlund & Baron Scicluna def Antonio Inoki & Riki Choshu
   1: Backlund (pin) Choshu
   2: Inoki (pin) Scicluna
   3: Backlund (pin) Choshu

1978/05/30 Osaka - Pref. Gym
Kimura (pin) Kuniaki Kobayashi
Ray Steele (pin) Makoto Arakawa
Osamu Kido (pin) Bugsy McGraw
Buffalo Allen (DQ) Nikolai Volkoff
Willem Ruska (pin) Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Seiji Sakaguchi (4:01 DCOR) Umanosuke Ueda
Bob Backlund & Tony Garea (2-1) Tatsumi Fujinami & Riki Choshu
   1: Backlund (34 small package) Fujinami
   2: Fujinami (10:40 leg roll clutch) Garea
   3: Backlund (5:24 pin) Choshu
MSG Series Final: Antonio Inoki (16:32 COR) Andre the Giant

1978/05/31 Gifu - Civic Center (4,000)
Shoji Kai (12:19 pin) JO Beak-san
Yoshiaki Fujiwara (12:28 backslide) Ray Steele
Chief Jay Strongbow (5:43 pin) Kuniaki Kobayashi
Willem Ruska (6:05 back breaker) Makoto Arakawa
Buffalo Allen (6:55 pin) Baron Scicluna
Nikolai Volkoff (7:57 pin) Osamu Kido
Umanosuke Ueda (2:40 pin) Riki Choshu
Tatsumi Fujinami (11:07 backslide) Tony Garea
Andre the Giant & Bob Backlund (2-1) Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi
   1: (16:33 DCOR)
   2: Andre (2:53 pin) Sakaguchi

1978/06/01 Tokyo - Nippon Budokan
Kuniaki Kobayashi (pin) JO Beak-san
Yoshiaki Fujiwara (pin) Ray Steele
Baron Scicluna (pin) Makoto Arakawa
Willem Ruska (arm bar) Osamu Kido
Buffalo Allen (pin) Bugsy McGraw
*Tatsumi Fujinami & Riki Choshu (12:45 pin) Tony Garea & *Nikolai Volkoff
Seiji Sakaguchi (8:01 DCOR) Andre the Giant
WWWF & NWF Heavyweight Double Title: Antonio Inoki [NWF] (1-0) Bob Backlund [WWF]
   1: Inoki (16:32 COR)
   2: (60min limit draw)
* Both retained the respective title.

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1978/06/07 Fukuoka - Sports Center
Mixed Martial Arts Match: Sakaguchi (3R 2:00 KO) Lumberjack [karate]
Real World Martial Arts Championship: Inoki (7R 1:58 KO) Monsterman [karate]

Other MSG Series matches (dates & locations unknown):
Preliminary Tournament Block A Round 1: Osamu Kido def Kimura
Preliminary Tournament Block B Round 1: Yoshiaki Fujiwara def Marty Jones
Preliminary Tournament Block B Round 1: Chief Jay Strongbow def Baron Scicluna
Preliminary Tournament Block B Round 2: Chief Jay Strongbow def Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Preliminary Tournament Block C Round 1: Tony Garea def Pete Reeves
Preliminary Tournament Block C Round 2: Bugsy McGraw def Tony Garea
Preliminary Tournament Block D Round 1: Colosso Colosetti def Haruka Eigen
Preliminary Tournament Block E Round 1: Nikolai Volkoff def Kantaro Hoshino
Preliminary Tournament Block E Round 1: Riki Choshu def Ray Steele
Preliminary Tournament Block E Round 2: Nikolai Volkoff def Riki Choshu
Preliminary Consolation Tournament Block A Round 1: Umanosuke Ueda def Eigen
Preliminary Consolation Tournament Block A Round 1: Yamamoto def Pete Reeves
Preliminary Consolation Tournament Block A Round 2: Umanosuke Ueda def Colosso Colosetti
Preliminary Consolation Tournament Block A Round 2: Tony Garea def Kotetsu Yamamoto
Preliminary Consolation Tournament Block A Round 3: Umanosuke Ueda def Tony Garea
Preliminary Consolation Tournament Block B Round 1: Baron Scicluna def Marty Jones
Preliminary Consolation Tournament Block B Round 2: Baron Scicluna def Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Preliminary Consolation Tournament Block C Round 1: Riki Choshu def Ray Steele
Final League: Seiji Sakaguchi def Nikolai Volkoff
Final League: Riki Choshu def Chief Jay Strongbow
Final League: Riki Choshu drew Umanosuke Ueda
Final League: Umanosuke Ueda def Bugsy McGraw
Final League: Umanosuke Ueda def Chief Jay Strongbow
Final League: Umanosuke Ueda (NC) Nikolai Volkoff
Final League: Andre the Giant def Chief Jay Strongbow
Final League: Bugsy McGraw def Riki Choshu
Final League: Bugsy McGraw def Nikolai Volkoff
Final League: Bugsy McGraw def Chief Jay Strongbow
Final League: Nikolai Volkoff def Riki Choshu


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