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The 3rd Madison Square Garden Series: 1980/04/25 - 06/05: 37 cards

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

Guest foreigners:
Bob Backlund [second half]
Andre the Giant [05/16 - 06/05]
Dusty Rhodes [second half]
Hulk Hogan [second half]
Stan Hansen
Chavo Guerrero
Johnny Powers
Tito Santana
Steve Travis
Bad News Allen
Willem Ruska

1980/04/25 Tokyo - Korakuen Hall (2,300)
Hiroyuki Saito vs Norio Honaga
* Honaga's debut match.
MSG Series Preliminary Tournament Block D Round 1: Strong Kobayashi (11:11 COR) Powers
MSG Series Preliminary Tournament Block C Round 1: Riki Choshu def Ryuma Go
MSG Series Preliminary Tournament Block B Round 1: Tatsumi Fujinami (10:32 rolling clutch hold) Allen
Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi (1-1) Hansen & Travis
   1: Hansen (2:01 pin) Seiji Sakaguchi
   2: Sakaguchi (5:56 boston crab) Travis
   3: Inoki (5:06 DCOR) Hansen

1980/04/26 Fujisawa, Kanagawa - Central Farmers' Market (2,500)
Ruska & *Kantaro Hoshino (13:04 pin) Strong Kobayashi & *Kuniaki Kobayashi
Powers (11:04 DQ) Seiji Sakaguchi
Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami & Choshu (2-1) Hansen, Guerrero, & Allen
   1: Hansen (4:47 pin) Riki Choshu
   2: Inoki's team (5:16 DQ)
   3: Inoki (4:49 pin) Allen

1980/04/27 Chichibu, Saitama - Civic Gym (2,400)
Ruska & *Strong Kobayashi (canadian backbreaker) Hoshino & *Kengo Kimura
Sakaguchi (10:51 boston crab) Travis
Inoki & Fujinami (2-1) Powers & Guerrero
   1: Fujinami (9:04 DCOR) Guerrero
   2: Inoki (7:27 pin) Powers

1980/04/29 Kamigoto, Nagasaki - Aokata Jr. High School Gym (2,200)
Strong Kobayashi (9:41 pin) Go
Sakaguchi (10:47 DQ) Allen
Fujinami (14:24 backslide) Powers

1980/04/30 Fukue, Nagasaki - Seaport (2,600)
Ruska def Kantaro Hoshino
Go def Travis
Sakaguchi (9:38 COR) Powers
Riki Choshu drew Guerrero
MSG Series Preliminary Tournament Block D Round 2: Hansen (4:37 pin) Strong Kobayashi
Inoki & Fujinami (2-0) Allen & Santana
   1: Fujinami (8:27 pin) Santana
   2: Inoki (4:32 pin) Allen

1980/05/01 Nagasaki - International Gym (2,800)
Travis def Haruka Eigen
Powers (COR) Riki Choshu
Ruska (9:38 DQ) Strong Kobayashi
Fujinami (9:51 rolling clutch hold) Santana
Inoki & Sakaguchi (2-1) Hansen & Allen
   1: (11:21 DCOR)
   2: Inoki (3:04 pin) Allen

1980/05/02 Saga - Sports Center (2,600)
Powers (9:16 powers lock) Strong Kobayashi
MSG Series Preliminary Tournament Block C Round 2: Choshu def Travis
Sakaguchi (7:48 DQ) Allen
Hansen & Guerrero (2-1) Inoki & Fujinami
   1: Hansen (17:36 DCOR) Fujinami
   2: Hansen (0:27 COR) Fujinami

1980/05/03 Sendai, Kagoshima - City Gym (2,700)
Strong Kobayashi (9:29 canadian backbreaker) Travis
Sakaguchi (9:17 boston crab) Santana
MSG Series Preliminary Tournament Block B Round 2: Guerrero (12:21 COR) Fujinami

1980/05/04 Bungo Takeda, Oita (1,100)
Fujinami (8:55 pin) Travis
MSG Series Preliminary Tournament Block A Round 2: Sakaguchi (11:06 pin) Osamu Kido
Allen (9:04 DQ) Strong Kobayashi

1980/05/06 Kamitsushima, Nagasaki (2,000)
Strong Kobayashi (12:52 pin) Hoshino
Sakaguchi (12:54 DQ) Allen
Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami & Choshu (2-1) Hansen, Guerrero, & Travis
   1: Choshu (8:37 rolling clutch hold) Travis
   2: Hansen (4:46 pin) Riki Choshu
   3: Inoki (4:45 pin) Guerrero

1980/05/07 Izuhara, Nagasaki - old Jr. High School Ground site (1,800)
*Strong Kobayashi & Kimura (9:54 pin) Ruska & *Eigen
Fujinami (9:13 pin) Travis
Sakaguchi (13:07 COR) Powers

1980/05/09 Fukuoka - Sports Center (5,200)
Powers def Osamu Kido
Strong Kobayashi (8:01 canadian backbreaker) Travis
Sakaguchi & *Riki Choshu (8:43 pin) Allen & *Santana
MSG Series Preliminary Consolation Tournament Block B Round 1: Go def Kengo Kimura
WWF Junior Heavyweight Title: Fujinami* (17:50 german suplex hold) Guerrero
NWF Heavyweight Title: Inoki* (17:03 DQ) Hansen

1980/05/10 Niage, Oita - Town Gym (3,000)
Strong Kobayashi (9:43 DQ) Powers
MSG Series Consolation Tournament Block A Round 2: Fujinami (9:55 backslide) Allen
Inoki & Sakaguchi (2-1) Hansen & Santana
   1: (10:33 DCOR)
   2: Inoki (3:03 pin) Santana

1980/05/11 Takaharu, Miyazaki - Rentaro Hot Springs Athletic Park square (1,200)
Ruska & Strong Kobayashi (12:55 DCOR) Riki Choshu & Osamu Kido
Sakaguchi (11:04 DQ) Allen
Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami & Kantaro Hoshino (2-1) Hansen, Guerrero, & Santana
   1: Guerrero (8:35 pin) Hoshino
   2: Hoshino (1:29 pin) Guerrero
   3: Inoki (2:30 pin) Santana

1980/05/12 Kumamoto - Pref. Gym (3,600)
Sakaguchi (8:31 boston crab) Travis
MSG Series Consolation Tournament Block B Round 2: Strong Kobayashi (8:39 pin) Santana
MSG Series Consolation Tournament Block A Round 3: Fujinami (11:23 leg roll clutch) Kido

1980/05/13 Ube, Yamaguchi - Tawarada Memorial Gym (2,200)
MSG Series Consolation Tournament Block B Round 3: Strong Kobayashi (11:01 pin) Go
Hogan def Eigen
*Seiji Sakaguchi & Ruska (11:36 DQ) Powers & *Allen
Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami & Osamu Kido (2-1) Hansen, Guerrero, & Travis
   1: Kido (11:19 COR) Guerrero
   2: Hansen (0:48 pin) Kido
   3: Fujinami (2:57 pin) Travis

1980/05/14 Kashihara, Nara - Koen Gym (3,800)
Akira Maeda def Hiroyuki Saito
Hogan def Choshu
MSG Series Preliminary Consolation Tournament Block C Round 1: Go def Osamu Kido
Guerrero def Kengo Kimura
Ruska def Travis
Fujinami (10:12 backslide) Powers
Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi & Strong Kobayashi (2-1) Hansen, Allen, & Santana
   1: (9:54 DCOR)
   2: Inoki (2:50 pin) Santana

1980/05/16 Kariya, Aichi - City Gym (3,200)
Sakaguchi (4:34 pin) Allen
Hogan (8:38 pin) Strong Kobayashi
Hansen def Rhodes
Andre, Guerrero, & Santana (2-1) Fujinami, Ruska, & Choshu
   1: Choshu (12:07 scorpioin death lock) Santana
   2: Andre (0:58 pin) Riki Choshu
   3: Guerrero (5:29 COR) Fujinami

1980/05/17 Yaizu, Shizuoka - Skate Center (4,500)
MSG Series League: Andre (pin) Go
Sakaguchi & Tatsumi Fujinami & Strong Kobayashi (2-1) Rhodes, Hogan, & Santana
   1: (12:03 DCOR)
   2: Fujinami (4:25 rolling clutch) Santana
MSG Series League: Inoki (5:07 small package) Riki Choshu

1980/05/18 Semmaya, Iwate - Town Gym (2,200)
Hogan def Eigen
MSG Series League: Andre (pin) Guerrero
MSG Series League: Fujinami (11:17 backslide) Strong Kobayashi
Hansen (6:56 pin) Seiji Sakaguchi

1980/05/19 Nakaniida, Miyagi - Town Gym (3,200)
Hogan def Go
MSG Series League: Rhodes (7:11 pin) Strong Kobayashi
MSG Series League: Andre (DCOR) Riki Choshu
Sakaguchi & Tatsumi Fujinami & Ruska (2-0) Hansen, Allen, & Santana
   1: Sakaguchi's team (11:173 DQ)
   2: Fujinami (3:59 backslide) Santana
MSG Series League: Inoki (6:30 ground abdominal stretch) Guerrero

1980/05/20 Aizu Wakamatsu, Fukushima - City Gym (3,400)
Hogan def Kimura
MSG Series League: Fujinami (9:48 backslide) Guerrero
Andre, Allen, & Santana (2-1) Inoki, Kido, & Strong Kobayashi
   1: Giant (11:09 pin) Kobayashi
   2: Kido (3:41 rolling clutch) Travis
   3: Giant (4:04 pin) Kido

1980/05/21 Utsunomiya, Utsunomiya - Tochigi Pref. Gym (4,500)
Hogan def Osamu Kido
MSG Series League: Strong Kobayashi (8:02 boston crab) Go
MSG Series League: Fujinami (14:39 leg roll clutch) Riki Choshu
Sakaguchi & Kantaro Hoshino (2-1) Andre the Giant & Santana
   1: (10:17 DCOR)
   2: Sakaguchi (0:54 pin) Santana
MSG Series League: Inoki (8:44 COR) Rhodes

1980/05/22 Yamagata - Pref. Gym (2,700)
Hogan & Santana def Ruska & Kantaro Hoshino
MSG Series League: Fujinami (12:31 pin) Go
Hansen (6:47 pin) Strong Kobayashi
Andre, Allen, & Guerrero def Antonio Inoki, Choshu, & Osamu Kido

1980/05/23 Hasama, Miyagi - Civic Gym (3,000)
Kuniaki Kobayashi (mexican abdominal stretch) George Takano
Kimura (pin) Makoto Arakawa
Go (pin) Eigen
Hoshino (pin) Kido
Ruska & Choshu def Allen & Santana
MSG Series League: Strong Kobayashi (9:02 pin) Guerrero
MSG Series League: Andre (COR) Seiji Sakaguchi
Backlund & Fujinami (10:22 NC) Hansen & Rhodes
Inoki (5:44 DQ) Hogan

1980/05/24 Aomori - Pref. Gym (3,500)
Takano (pin) Hiroyuki Saito
Arakawa (pin) Kuniaki Kobayashi
Hoshino (pin) Kimura
Santana & *Guerrero (pin) Ruska & *Kido
Backlund (ankle lock) Riki Choshu
Fujinami & Strong Kobayashi (2-0) Hogan & Allen
   1: Fujinami & Kobayashi (11:12 DQ)
   2: Fujinami (4:27 rolling clutch) Allen
MSG Series League: Hansen def Go
MSG Series League: Andre (DCOR) Rhodes
MSG Series League: Inoki (13:56 DCOR) Seiji Sakaguchi

1980/05/25 Odate, Akita - City Gym (2,000)
Takano (pin) Saito
Kuniaki Kobayashi (pin) Shoji Kai
Eigen (camel clutch) Arakawa
*Hogan & Allen (back breaker) Ruska & *Kido
Backlund (pin) Kimura
Rhodes (pin) Riki Choshu
MSG Series League: Sakaguchi (DQ) Hansen
MSG Series League: Inoki (default) Go
Inoki & Tatsumi Fujinami & Strong Kobayashi (2-1) Andre, Guerrero, & Santana
   1: Giant (5:04 pin) Kobayashi
   2: Kobayashi (5:29 canadian backbreaker) Santana
   3: Fujinami (7:03 rolling clutch) Guerrero

1980/05/27 Osaka - Pref. Gym (9,000)
Kuniaki Kobayashi drew Takano
Allen (pin) Kimura
*Go & Haruka Eigen (pin) Ruska & *Arakawa
Hogan (back breaker) Riki Choshu
Santana & *Guerrero (pin) Hoshino & *Kido
MSG Series League: Sakaguchi (11:21 COR) Fujinami
Andre (DCOR) Hansen
MSG Series League: Inoki (11:27 pin) Strong Kobayashi
WWF Heavyweight Title: Backlund* (19:12 DQ) Rhodes

1980/05/28 Matsue, Shimane - General Gym (2,800)
Kuniaki Kobayashi def Maeda
Allen def Eigen
Ruska def Santana
Backlund def Osamu Kido
MSG Series League: Strong Kobayashi (11:37 DCOR) Riki Choshu
*Andre the Giant & Guerrero (9:33 pin) Tatsumi Fujinami & *Hoshino
Inoki & Sakaguchi (2-1) Hogan & Hansen
   1: Inoki & Sakaguchi (11:02 DQ)
   2: (3:21 DCOR)

1980/05/29 Okayama - Okayama Budokan (2,600)
Ruska def Kuniaki Kobayashi
Santana def Osamu Kido
Sakaguchi & *Riki Choshu (11:04 pin) Hogan & *Allen
*Backlund & Fujinami (12:11 rolling clutch hold) Rhodes & *Guerrero
MSG Series League: Andre (6:07 pin) Strong Kobayashi
MSG Series League: Inoki (9:18 DCOR) Hansen

1980/05/30 Takamatsu, Kagawa - Civic Culture Center (3,500)
Kido def Eigen
*Strong Kobayashi & Kimura (16:02 pin) Riki Choshu & *Hoshino
*Seiji Sakaguchi & Ruska (8:18 boston crab) Allen & *Santana
MSG Series League: Rhodes def Guerrero
Backlund (DQ) Hogan
MSG Series League: Andre (DCOR) Hansen
MSG Series League: Inoki (11:45 pin) Fujinami

1980/05/31 Tokushima - City Gym (3,300)
Hogan def Eigen
MSG Series League: Guerrero def Go
MSG Series League: Sakaguchi def Choshu
Hansen (6:26 pin) Strong Kobayashi
Andre the Giant & Santana def Ruska & Kantaro Hoshino
Backlund & Rhodes (2-1) Inoki & Fujinami
   1: Rhodes (12:12 DCOR) Inoki
   2: Backlund (4:05 pin) Fujinami

1980/06/01 Kawanoe, Ehime - City Gym (1,800)
Ruska def Kuniaki Kobayashi
Allen def Haruka
Riki Choshu def Guerrero
Backlund & Santana def Kengo Kimura & Osamu Kido
MSG Series League: Hansen (4:05 COR) Fujinami
Andre, Rhodes, & Hogan (2-1) Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi & Strong Kobayashi
   1: Giant (11:39 pin) Seiji Sakaguchi
   2: (7:07 DCOR)

1980/06/02 Hamamatsu, Shizuoka - City Gym (4,000)
Eigen def Go
Ruska & Osamu Kido def Guerrero & Allen
MSG Series League: Hansen (5:41 pin) Strong Kobayashi
Sakaguchi (NC) Hogan
MSG Series League: Rhodes (7:18 pin) Fujinami
Inoki, Choshu, & Kimura def Backlund, Andre, & Santana

1980/06/03 Yokkaichi, Mie - City Gym (4,800)
Kido & Takano drew Go & Kuniaki Kobayashi
Ruska def Arakawa
*Hansen & Hogan (8:02 pin) Strong Kobayashi & *Eigen
Rhodes def Kantaro Hoshino
Sakaguchi def Guerrero
MSG Series League: Andre (5:10 pin) Fujinami
Backlund & Santana def Antonio Inoki & Choshu

1980/06/04 Nagoya - Aichi Pref. Gym (11,000)
Allen def Kuniaki Kobayashi
Thunder Sugiyama & Kantaro Hoshino def Kengo Kimura & Haruka Eigen
Ruska def Santana
Hogan def Osamu Kido
*Tatsumi Fujinami & Choshu (10:48 leg roll clutch) Rhodes & *Guerrero
MSG Series League: Sakaguchi (11:52 pin) Strong Kobayashi
MSG Series League: Inoki (11:56 DCOR) Andre
WWF Heavyweight Title: Backlund* (14:44 DQ) Hansen

1980/06/05 Tokyo - Kuramae Kokugikan (10,000)
Rhodes & Santana def Kengo Kimura & Ryuma Go
Riki Choshu & *Strong Kobayashi (8:40 pin) Hogan & *Allen
Backlund (12:03 rolling back clutch) Fujinami
MSG Series Semi-Final: Hansen (1:48 COR) Andre
MSG Series Semi-Final: Andre (4:37 pin) Seiji Sakaguchi
MSG Series Final: Inoki (7:49 DQ) Hansen

Other MSG Series matches (dates & locations unknown):
Preliminary Tournament:
Block A Round 1: Kido drew Eigen
Block A Round 1: Kido (COR) Eigen
Block A Round 1: Sakaguchi (default) Ruska
Block B Round 1: Guerrero def Kantaro Hoshino
Block C Round 1: Travis def Kimura
Block D Round 1: Hansen def Santana
Preliminary Consolation Tournament:
Block A Round 1: Eigen (default) Ruska
Block A Round 1: Allen def Kantaro Hoshino
Block A Round 2: Kido def Eigen
Block B Round 1: Santana (DQ) Powers
Block B Round 2: Go def Travis
Final League:
Sakaguchi def Go
Sakaguchi (COR) Hansen
Sakaguchi drew Rhodes
Riki Choshu def Go
Riki Choshu drew Guerrero
Hansen def Guerrero
Hansen def Choshu
Hansen (COR) Rhodes
Rhodes def Choshu
Rhodes def Go


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