Golden Fight Series: 1978/08/25 - 09/25: 31 cards

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

Guest Foreigners:
Tiger Jeet Singh
Zimba Khan (Vince Bright)
Pete Roberts
Johnny Mantell
Joey Rossi
Buffalo Allen (Bad News Allen)

1978/08/25 Nagaoka, Niigata - City Welfare Hall (2,000)
Makoto Arakawa def Yoshiyuki Harazono
Kotetsu Yamamoto def Akira Maeda [debut]
Shoji Kai def George Takano
Haruka Eigen def Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Kantaro Hoshino def Masanobu Kurisu
Buffalo Allen def Kuniaki Kobayashi
Osamu Kido def Pete Roberts
Strong Kobayashi (8:43 canadian backbreaker) Joey Rossi
Riki Choshu def Zimba Khan
Tatsumi Fujinami (11:17 rolling clutch hold) Johnny Mantell
Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi (2-1) Tiger Jeet Singh & Umanosuke Ueda
   1: (12:02 DCOR)
   2: Inoki & Sakaguchi (5:03 DQ)

1978/08/26 Iiyama, Nagano - City Gym (2,000)
Shoji Kai def Hiroyuki Saito
Yoshiaki Fujiwara def Junji Hirata
Masanobu Kurisu def Makoto Arakawa
Kantaro Hoshino def Kuniaki Kobayashi
Johnny Mantell def Haruka Eigen
Strong Kobayashi (10:34 canadian backbreaker) Pete Roberts
Seiji Sakaguchi (9:12 half crab) Buffalo Allen
Tatsumi Fujinami (11:26 pin) Joey Rossi
Tiger Jeet Singh def Riki Choshu
Antonio Inoki & Osamu Kido def Umanosuke Ueda & Zimba Khan

1978/08/27 Yachiyodai, Chiba - Shopping Park (2,800)
Shoji Kai def Akira Maeda
Kuniaki Kobayashi def George Takano
Yoshiaki Fujiwara def Masanobu Kurisu
Osamu Kido def Kantaro Hoshino
Pete Roberts def Makoto Arakawa
Joey Rossi def Haruka Eigen
Riki Choshu def Buffalo Allen
Seiji Sakaguchi (7:35 half crab) Zimba Khan
Tatsumi Fujinami (8:40 DQ) Umanosuke Ueda
Antonio Inoki & Strong Kobayashi (2-0) Tiger Jeet Singh & Johnny Mantell
   1: Inoki (14:49 DQ) Singh
   2: Kobayashi (7:49 canadian backbreaker) Mantell

1978/08/28 Haibara, Shizuoka - Shizuoka Costa Shopping Center (4,200)
Masanobu Kurisu def Yoshiyuki Harazono
Makoto Arakawaa def George Takano
Kuniaki Kobayashi def Shoji Kai
Riki Choshu def Haruka Eigen
Buffalo Allen def Kantaro Hoshino
Zimba Khan def Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Seiji Sakaguchi (6:28 pin) Joey Rossi
Tiger Jeet Singh (6:02 pin) Strong Kobayashi
Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami & Osamu Kido (2-1) Umanosuke Ueda & Pete Roberts & Johnny Mantell
   1: Kido (13:46 pin) Roberts
   2: Roberts (1:41 pin) Kido
   3: Fujinami (4:51 pin) Mantell

1978/08/29 Kasugai, Aichi - Kasugai Bowl site (4,000)
Masanobu Kurisu def Junji Hirata
Shoji Kai def George Takano
Haruka Eigen def Makoto Arakawa
Riki Choshu def Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Joey Rossi def Kuniaki Kobayashi
Strong Kobayashi (8:28 pin) Buffalo Allen
Umanosuke Ueda def Osamu Kido
Tatsumi Fujinami (6:04 pin) Zimba Khan
Seiji Sakaguchi (9:47 pin) Johnny Mantell
Antonio Inoki & Kantaro Hoshino def Tiger Jeet Singh & Pete Roberts

1978/08/30 Misato, Saitama - Togasaki (2,500)
Makoto Arakawa def Junji Hirata
Shoji Kai def Yoshiyuki Harazono
Yoshiaki Fujiwara def Kuniaki Kobayashi
Kantaro Hoshino def Haruka Eigen
Joey Rossi def Masanobu Kurisu
Buffalo Allen def Osamu Kido
Riki Choshu (DQ) Umanosuke Ueda
Tatsumi Fujinami (11:30 leg roll clutch) Pete Roberts
Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi & Strong Kobayashi (2-1) Tiger Jeet Singh & Johnny Mantell & Zimba Khan
   1: Kobayashi (12:21 pin) Khan
   2: Mantell (3:03 COR) Kobayashi
   3: Inoki (4:09 pin) Mantell

1978/08/31 Koshigaya, Saitama - City Gym (2,500)
Shoji Kai def Junji Hirata
Makoto Arakawa def George Takano
Zimba Khan def Kuniaki Kobayashi
Buffalo Allen def Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Kantaro Hoshino def Joey Rossi
Johnny Mantell def Haruka Eigen
Strong Kobayashi (10:51 pin) Osamu Kido
Seiji Sakaguchi (5:43 DQ) Umanosuke Ueda
Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami (2-0) Tiger Jeet Singh & Pete Roberts
   1: Inoki (15:08 DQ) Singh
   2: Inoki (4:21 pin) Roberts

1978/09/01 Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima - City Gym (5,000)
Masanobu Kurisu def George Takano
Kuniaki Kobayashi def Junji Hirata
Shoji Kai def Makoto Arakawa
Joey Rossi def Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Buffalo Allen def Haruka Eigen
Pete Roberts def Osamu Kido
Seiji Sakaguchi (8:56 pin) Johnny Mantell
Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami & Strong Kobayashi (2-0) Tiger Jeet Singh & Umanosuke Ueda & Zimba Khan
   1: Inoki's team (18:43 DQ)
   2: Fujinami (2:08 backslide) Khan

1978/09/02 Kawamata, Fuksuhima - Stadium (2,500)
Shoji Kai def Yoshiyuki Harazono
Kuniaki Kobayashi def George Takano
Osamu Kido def Masanobu Kurisu
Zimba Khan (DQ) Kantaro Hoshino
Pete Roberts def Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Johnny Mantell def Haruka Eigen
Seiji Sakaguchi (10:03 half crab) Buffalo Allen
Tatsumi Fujinami (7:44 DQ) Umanosuke Ueda
Antonio Inoki & Strong Kobayashi (2-1) Tiger Jeet Singh & Joey Rossi
   1: Inoki (16:13 backslide) Rossi
   2: Kobayashi (2:07 boston crab) Rossi

1978/09/03 Iizaka, Fukushima - Civic Center (2,300)
Shoji Kai def Akira Maeda
Yoshiaki Fujiwara def George Takano
Osamu Kido def Haruka Eigen
Joey Rossi def Kuniaki Kobayashi
Buffalo Allen def Masanobu Kurisu
Seiji Sakaguchi (8:31 pin) Zimba Khan
Tatsumi Fujinami (12:06 boston crab) Pete Roberts
Strong Kobayashi (6:40 DQ) Umanosuke Ueda
Antonio Inoki & Kantaro Hoshino def Tiger Jeet Singh & Johnny Mantell

1978/09/04 Haranomachi, Fukushima - City Gym (2,000)
Masanobu Kurisu def Junji Hirata
Shoji Kai def George Takano
Yoshiaki Fujiwara def Kuniaki Kobayashi
Buffalo Allen def Kantaro Hoshino
Zimba Khan def Haruka Eigen
Osamu Kido def Joey Rossi
Tatsumi Fujinami (12:23 rolling clutch hold) Johnny Mantell
Tiger Jeet Singh (5:56 cobra claw) Strong Kobayashi
Antonio Inoki & Sakaguchi (2-0) Umanosuke Ueda & Pete Roberts
   1: Inoki & Sakaguchi (14:50 DQ)
   2: Inoki (4:08 pin) Roberts

1978/09/05 Misawa, Aomori - General Gym (3,300)
Masanobu Kurisu def Akira Maeda
Shoji Kai def Junji Hirata
Kuniaki Kobayashi def George Takano
Buffalo Allen def Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Umanosuke Ueda def Haruka Eigen
Strong Kobayashi (10:51 canadian backbreaker) Johnny Mantell
Seiji Sakaguchi (8:33 pin) Joey Rossi
Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami & Osamu Kido (2-1) Tiger Jeet Singh & Pete Roberts & Zimba Khan
   1: Kido (14:05 pin) Khan
   2: Singh (3:18 cobra clutch) Kido
   3: Fujinami (4:32 german suplex hold) Roberts

1978/09/06 Hirosaki, Aomori - City Gym (3,500)
Shoji Kai def Yoshiyuki Harazono
Masanobu Kurisu def George Takano
Kantaro Hoshino def Kuniaki Kobayashi
Haruka Eigen def Joey Rossi
Johnny Mantell def Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Buffalo Allen def Osamu Kido
Seiji Sakaguchi (8:18 pin) Pete Roberts
Tiger Jeet Singh & Zimba Khan (2-1) Strong Kobayashi & Tatsumi Fujinami
   1: (15:45 DCOR)
   2: Singh (3:43 cobra claw) Kobayashi
Antonio Inoki (11:25 NC) Umanosuke Ueda

1978/09/07 Odate, Akita - City Gym (2,300)
Kuniaki Kobayashi def Akira Maeda
Shoji Kai def George Takano
Yoshiaki Fujiwara def Junji Hirata
Osamu Kido & Kantaro Hoshino def Buffalo Allen & Joey Rossi
Pete Roberts def Haruka Eigen
Seiji Sakaguchi (11:26 pin) Zimba Khan
Tatsumi Fujinami (13:34 DQ) Umanosuke Ueda
Antonio Inoki & Strong Kobayashi (2-0) Tiger Jeet Singh & Johnny Mantell
   1: Inoki & Kobayashi (13:32 DQ)
   2: Inoki (3:24 pin) Mantell

1978/09/08 Nakaniida, Miyagi - Town Gym (3,500)
Masanobu Kurisu def Akira Maeda
Kuniaki Kobayashi def George Takano
Haruka Eigen def Junji Hirata
Yoshiaki Fujiwara def Joey Rossi
Osamu Kido & Kantaro Hoshino def Johnny Mantell & Zimba Khan
Strong Kobayashi (7:37 boston crab) Buffalo Allen
Seiji Sakaguchi (3:39 DQ) Tiger Jeet Singh
Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami (2-0) Umanosuke Ueda & Pete Roberts
   1: Fujinami (13:34 leg roll clutch) Roberts
   2: Inoki & Fujinami (11:17 DQ)

1978/09/09 Shiogama, Miyagi (2,800)
Shoji Kai def Junji Hirata
Haruka Eigen def George Takano
Osamu Kido def Kuniaki Kobayashi
Joey Rossi def Masanobu Kurisu
Zimba Khan def Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Tatsumi Fujinami (11:32 backslide) Buffalo Allen
Tiger Jeet Singh (5:35 cobra claw) Strong Kobayashi
Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi & Kantaro Hoshino (2-0) Umanosuke Ueda & Johnny Mantell & Pete Roberts
   1: Sakaguchi (16:50 DQ) Ueda
   2: Inoki (3:57 pin) Roberts

1978/09/11 Kagoshima - Pref. Gym (5,000)
Masanobu Kurisu def Yoshiyuki Harazono
Makoto Arakawa def George Takano
Kuniaki Kobayashi def Junji Hirata
Kantaro Hoshino def Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Osamu Kido def Joey Rossi
Zimba Khan def Riki Choshu
Seiji Sakaguchi (9:51 boston crab) Johnny Mantell
Strong Kobayashi & Tatsumi Fujinami (2-1) Tiger Jeet Singh & Pete Roberts
   1: Kobayashi (14:35 canadian backbreaker) Roberts
   2: Singh (3:19 cobra claw) Kobayashi
   3: Fujinami (4:15 pin) Roberts
Antonio Inoki (11:20 pin) Umanosuke Ueda

1978/09/12 Kumamoto - City Gym (3,200)
Makoto Arakawa def Akira Maeda
Shoji Kai def George Takano
Kuniaki Kobayashi def Junji Hirata
Kantaro Hoshino def Haruka Eigen
Riki Choshu def Joey Rossi
Strong Kobayashi (10:18 DQ) Zimba Khan
Seiji Sakaguchi (8:19 DQ) Umanosuke Ueda
Tatsumi Fujinami & Osamu Kido (2-1) Pete Roberts & Johnny Mantell
   1: Kido (12:52 pin) Roberts
   2: Roberts (4:38 pin) Kido
   3: Fujinami (5:05 pin) Mantell
Antonio Inoki (8:47 DQ) Tiger Jeet Singh

1978/09/13 Kumamoto - City Gym (3,700)
Shoji Kai def Junji Hirata
Kuniaki Kobayashi def George Takano
Haruka Eigen def Masanobu Kurisu
Osamu Kido def Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Riki Choshu & Kantaro Hoshino def Johnny Mantell & Joey Rossi
Tatsumi Fujinami (14:46 double arm suplex hold) Pete Roberts
Antonio Inoki (11:02 backsliding) Umanosuke Ueda
NWA North American Tag Team Title: Seiji Sakaguchi & Strong Kobayashi* (2-1) Tiger Jeet Singh & Zimba Khan
   1: Kobayashi (12:43 small package) Khan
   2: Singh (1:36 pin) Kobayashi
   3: Sakaguchi (3:03 pin) Khan

1978/09/14 Saga - Sports Center (2,500)
Masanobu Kurisu def George Takano
Makoto Arakawa def Junji Hirata
Haruka Eigen def Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Joey Rossi def Kuniaki Kobayashi
Riki Choshu def Zimba Khan
Osamu Kido def Kantaro Hoshino
Strong Kobayashi (11:22 canadian backbreaker) Johnny Mantell
Seiji Sakaguchi (6:33 DCOR) Umanosuke Ueda
Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami (2-1) Tiger Jeet Singh & Pete Roberts
   1: Inoki & Fujinami (14:46 DQ)
   2: Singh & Roberts (3:08 DQ)
   3: Inoki & Fujinami (2:37 forfeit)

1978/09/15 Kurashiki, Okayama - Central Gym (2,700)
Shoji Kai def Yoshiyuki Harazono
Masanobu Kurisu def Junji Hirata
Kuniaki Kobayashi def George Takano
Yoshiaki Fujiwara def Makoto Arakawa
Osamu Kido def Haruka Eigen
Strong Kobayashi (9:28 canadian backbreaker) Kantaro Hoshino
Seiji Sakaguchi (6:03 pin) Joey Rossi
Umanosuke Ueda def Zimba Khan
*Tatsumi Fujinami & Riki Choshu (19:43 pin) Johnny Mantell & Pete Roberts
Antonio Inoki (14:24 COR) Tiger Jeet Singh

1978/09/16 Gifu - Civic Center (4,500)
Masanobu Kurisu def Akira Maeda
Makoto Arakawa def Junji Hirata
Yoshiaki Fujiwara def George Takano
Johnny Mantell def Kuniaki Kobayashi
Kantaro Hoshino def Joey Rossi
Seiji Sakaguchi (7:32 half crab) Zimba Khan
Tatsumi Fujinami (7:03 DQ) Tiger Jeet Singh
Antonio Inoki & Strong Kobayashi (2-1) Umanosuke Ueda & Pete Roberts
   1: (15:52 DCOR)
   2: Inoki (1:40 pin) Roberts

1978/09/17 Kanie, Aichi (4,800)
Masanobu Kurisu def Yoshiyuki Harazono
Shoji Kai def George Takano
Kuniaki Kobayashi def Junji Hirata
Yoshiaki Fujiwara def Joey Rossi
Kantaro Hoshino def Zimba Khan
Seiji Sakaguchi (9:31 bow & arrow) Johnny Mantell
Tiger Jeet Singh (5:53 cobra claw) Strong Kobayashi
Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami (2-0) Umanosuke Ueda & Pete Roberts
   1: Fujinami (13:23 pin) Roberts
   2: Inoki (4:38 pin) Roberts

1978/09/18 Okazaki, Aichi - City Gym (3,200)
Masanobu Kurisu def Akira Maeda
Shoji Kai def Junji Hirata
Kotetsu Yamamoto def George Takano
Yoshiaki Fujiwara def Kuniaki Kobayashi
Pete Roberts def Haruka Eigen
Seiji Sakaguchi (6:48 boston crab) Zimba Khan
Tatsumi Fujinami (6:48 boston crab) Joey Rossi
Strong Kobayashi (7:35 DQ) Umanosuke Ueda
Antonio Inoki & Kantaro Hoshino def Tiger Jeet Singh & Johnny Mantell

1978/09/19 Osaka - Pref. Athletic Hall (9,500)
Shoji Kai def Akira Maeda
Makoto Arakawa def Junji Hirata
Kuniaki Kobayashi def George Takano
Kantaro Hoshino & Kotetsu Yamamoto def Johnny Mantell & Zimba Khan
Haruka Eigen def Joey Rossi
Pete Roberts def Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Seiji Sakaguchi & Strong Kobayashi (2-1) Tatsumi Fujinami & Osamu Kido
   1: Fujinami (13:15 backslide) Kobayashi
   2: Kobayashi (5:02 boston crab) Kido
   3: Sakaguchi (2:24 pin) Kido
Umanosuke Ueda (14:45 DQ) Tiger Jeet Singh

1978/09/20 Matsusaka, Mie - General Gym (3,000)
Shoji Kai def Yoshiyuki Harazono
Masanobu Kurisu def George Takano
Kuniaki Kobayashi def Junji Hirata
Zimba Khan def Masanobu Kurisu
Osamu Kido def Johnny Mantell
Seiji Sakaguchi (8:21 pin) Joey Rossi
Strong Kobayashi (9:10 pin) Haruka Eigen
Tiger Jeet Singh & Pete Roberts (2-1) Tatsumi Fujinami & Kantaro Hoshino
   1: Fujinami (14:51 DCOR) Roberts
   3: Singh (3:42 pin) Kantaro Hoshino
Antonio Inoki (9:34 pin) Umanosuke Ueda

1978/09/21 Tokyo - Shinagawa Prince Hotel Gold Hall (6,000)
Kuniaki Kobayashi def George Takano
Shoji Kai def Junji Hirata
Joey Rossi def Makoto Arakawa
Zimba Khan def Masanobu Kurisu
Haruka Eigen def Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Strong Kobayashi (9:27 canadian backbreaker) Kantaro Hoshino
Seiji Sakaguchi (7:52 argentine back breaker) Pete Roberts
Tatsumi Fujinami & Osamu Kido (2-1) Umanosuke Ueda & Johnny Mantell
   1: Ueda (12:03 pin) Kido
   2: Fujinami (2:46 pin) Mantell
   3: Kido (3:17 pin) Mantell
NWF Heavyweight Title: Antonio Inoki* (25:37 pin) Tiger Jeet Singh

1978/09/22 Odawara, Kanagawa - Daikuma Parking Lot (3,200)
Masanobu Kurisu def Junji Hirata
Kuniaki Kobayashi def Akira Maeda
Shoji Kai def George Takano
Kantaro Hoshino & Kotetsu Yamamoto def Osamu Kido & Makoto Arakawa
Zimba Khan def Haruka Eigen
Strong Kobayashi (11:12 canadian backbreaker) Johnny Mantell
Tatsumi Fujinami (4:54 DQ) Tiger Jeet Singh
Antonio Inoki & Sakaguchi (2-0) Umanosuke Ueda & Pete Roberts
   1: Sakaguchi (13:12 pin) Roberts
   2: Inoki (8:58 pin) Roberts

1978/09/23 Ishioka, Ibaraki - Civic square (4,500)
Masanobu Kurisu def Yoshiyuki Harazono
Shoji Kai def Junji Hirata
Kuniaki Kobayashi def George Takano
Johnny Mantell def Kotetsu Yamamoto
Kantaro Hoshino def Joey Rossi
Umanosuke Ueda def Haruka Eigen
Seiji Sakaguchi (11:42 pin) Osamu Kido
Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami & Strong Kobayashi (2-0) Tiger Jeet Singh & Pete Roberts & Zimba Khan
   1: Inoki (15:18 DQ) Singh
   2: Fujinami (6:19 pin) Roberts

1978/09/24 Atsugi, Kanagawa - Tsumada Bypass (4,000)
Shoji Kai def Yoshiyuki Harazono
Masanobu Kurisu def George Takano
Haruka Eigen def Kuniaki Kobayashi
Osamu Kido def Zimba Khan
Pete Roberts def Kantaro Hoshino
Strong Kobayashi (8:39 canadian backbreaker) Joey Rossi
Seiji Sakaguchi (6:16 DCOR) Tiger Jeet Singh
Antonio Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami (2-0) Umanosuke Ueda & Johnny Mantell
   1: Fujinami (13:37 rolling clutch hold) Mantell
   2: Inoki (3:08 pin) Ueda

1978/09/25 Sakai, Ibaraki - Town Gym (2,100)
Kuniaki Kobayashi def Akira Maeda
Shoji Kai def George Takano
Haruka Eigen def Junji Hirata
Osamu Kido def Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Joey Rossi def Masanobu Kurisu
Kantaro Hoshino def Zimba Khan
Tatsumi Fujinami (11:57 double arm suplex hold) Pete Roberts
Seiji Sakaguchi & Strong Kobayashi (2-1) Tiger Jeet Singh & Johnny Mantell
   1: Singh (12:24 pin) Sakaguchi
   2: Sakaguchi & Kobayashi (1:33 DQ)
   3: Sakaguchi (3:03 pin) Mantell
Antonio Inoki (9:38 abdominal stretch) Umanosuke Ueda


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