'87 IWGP Champion Series: 1987/05/11 - 06/12: 25 cards

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

Guest Foreigners:
Konga the Barbarian
Hacksaw Higgins
Alexis Smirnoff
Scott Hall
Killer Tim Brooks
Tony St. Clair
Kevin Von Erich [second half]

1987/05/11 Tokyo - Korakuen Hall
Akira Nogami & Masaharu Funaki (time limit draw) Tatsuo Nakano & Yoji Anjo
Shin'ya Hashimoto def Chris Benoit
Tatsutoshi Goto def Masahiro Chono
Alexis Smirnoff def Osamu Kido
Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Kazuo Yamazaki (DQ) Umanosuke Ueda & Kantaro Hoshino
Kengo Kimura & Darryl Peterson def Konga the Barbarian & Tony St. Clair
IWGP League Block B: Akira Maeda def Hacksaw Higgins
IWGP League Block A: Antonio Inoki (4:05 backsliding) Killer Tim Brooks
Masa Saito & Scott Hall def Tatsumi Fujinami & George Takano

1987/05/13 Sapporo - Nakajima Sports Center
Akira Nogami & Osamu Matsuda (time limit draw) Shigeo Miyato & Yoji Anjo
Masaharu Funaki def Tatsuo Nakano
Don Arakawa & Shin'ya Hashimoto def Chris Benoit & Darryl Peterson
Scott Hall def Shunji Kosugi
Alexis Smirnoff & Hacksaw Higgins & Tony St. Clair def George Takano & Kantaro Hoshino & Masahiro Chono
IWGP League Block B: Kengo Kimura def Umanosuke Ueda
Akira Maeda & Osamu Kido def Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Kazuo Yamazaki
*Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi (7:56 pin) Konga the Barbarian & *Killer Tim Brooks
Tatsumi Fujinami (DQ) Masa Saito

1987/05/14 Sapporo - Nakajima Sports Center (4,020)
Akira Nogami (10:11 pin) Takayuki Iizuka
*Tatsuo Nakano & Yoji Anjo (14:32 dragon suplex hold) Masahru Masaharu Funaki & *Osamu Matsuda [El Samurai]
*Tatsutoshi Goto & Masahiro Chono (13:44 pin) Shin'ya Hashimoto & *Chris Benoit
Yoshiaki Fujiwara (8:47 wakigatame) Shunji Shuji Kosugi
*Scott Hall & Killer Tim Brooks (9:27 pin) Umanosuke Ueda & *Kantaro Hoshino
IWGP League Block B: Hacksaw Higgins (6:44 pin) Alexis Smirnoff
*Akira Maeda & Kazuo Yamazaki (12:07 DQ) Kengo Kimura & *George Takano
*Antonio Inoki & Darryl Peterson (8:41 pin) Konga the Barbarian & *Tony St. Clair
Tatsumi Fujinami (6:05 DQ) Masa Saito

1987/05/15 Tomakomai, Hokkaido - General Gym
Chris Benoit def Ken'ichi Oya
Seiji Sakaguchi (5:59 DQ) Hacksaw Higgins
Umanosuke Ueda def Killer Brooks
IWGP League Block B: Kengo Kimura def Alexis Smirnoff
Akira Maeda & Yoshiaki Fujiwara def Konga the Barbarian & Tony St. Clair
Masa Saito & Scott Hall def Antonio Inoki & George Takano

1987/05/16 Asahikawa, Hokkaido - General Gym Tokiwa Hall
Akira Nogami & Masaharu Funaki def Shigeo Miyato & Yoji Anjo
Don Arakawa def Shin'ya Hashimoto
Shunji Kosugi & Tatsutoshi Goto def Chris Benoit & Darryl Peterson
Kazuo Yamazaki def Masahiro Chono
IWGP League Block B: George Takano (DQ) Umanosuke Ueda
Akira Maeda & Osamu Kido (DCOR) Hacksaw Higgins & Alexis Smirnoff
IWGP League Block A: Yoshiaki Fujiwara def Killer Brooks
*Seiji Sakaguchi & Kantaro Hoshino (10:57 pin) Konga the Barbarian & *Tony St. Clair
Antonio Inoki & Kengo Kimura def Masa Saito & Scott Hall

1987/05/18 Chiba - Park Gym (3,110)
Masaharu Funaki (15min limit draw) Yoji Anjo
Akira Nogami (10:23 small package) Chris Benoit
Shuji Kosugi & *Tatsutoshi Goto (14:07 small package) Don Arakawa & *Shin'ya Hashimoto
Darryl Peterson (6:53 rolling clutch hold) Masahiro Chono
*Scott Hall & Killer Tim Brooks (10:57 pin) Osamu Kido & *Kazuo Yamazaki
Yoshiaki Fujiwara (8:52 DQ) Ueda
*Seiji Sakaguchi & George Takano (8:13 half crab) Hacksaw Higgins & *Alexis Smirnoff
IWGP League Block B: Masa Saito (4:22 COR) Maeda
*Antonio Inoki & Kengo Kimura (13:03 pin) Konga the Barbarian & *Tony St. Clair

1987/05/20 Yokohama - Culture Gym (3,800)
Chris Benoit (10:30 pin) Osamu Matsuda
*Akira Nogami & Masaharu Funaki (17:19 pin) Tatsuo Nakano & *Yoji Anjo
Shunji Kosugi (11:05 pin) Masahiro Chono
Kazuo Yamazaki (11:40 rolling clutch hold) Shin'ya Hashimoto
Hacksaw Higgins & *Alexis Smirnoff (8:00 pin) Umanosuke Ueda & *Tatsutoshi Goto
Osamu Kido (7:04 pin) Killer Brooks
*Konga the Barbarian & Scott Hall (12:23 pin) *George Takano & Darryl Peterson
*Masa Saito & Tony St. Clair (7:31 jailhouse lock) Kengo Kimura & *Kantaro Hoshino
IWGP League Block A: Antonio Inoki (14:56 pin) Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Seiji Sakaguchi (0:47 NC) Super Strong Machine

1987/05/22 Maebashi - Gunma Pref. Sports Center
Darryl Peterson & Chris Benoit def Shin'ya Hashimoto & Shuji Kosugi
IWGP League Block A: Seiji Sakaguchi (8:07 DCOR) Scott Hall
IWGP League Block B: Masa Saito def Umanosuke Ueda (DQ)
Antonio Inoki & Kengo Kimura def Alexis Smirnoff & Konga the Barbarian

1987/05/23 Kyoto - Fushimi Daigo Grand Dome (1,720)
Yoji Anjo (12:25 pin) Akira Nogami
Masaharu Funaki (11:07 boston crab) Osamu Matsuda
Tatsutoshi Goto & *Masahiro Chono (11:35 pin) Daryl Darryl Peterson & *Chris Benoit
Nobuhiko Takada (9:50 jackknife) Shin'ya Hashimoto
Alexis Smirnoff (4:56 pin) Don Arakawa
*Hacksaw Higgins & Scott Hall (7:53 DQ) *Umanosuke Ueda & Tatsutoshi Goto
IWGP League Block B: Kengo Kimura (13:04 pin) George Takano
*Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Osamu Kido (13:39 double out-of-fence DQ) *Masa Saito & Tony St. Clair
*Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi (9:45 pin) Konga the Barbarian & *Killer Killer Tim Brooks

1987/05/24 Wakayama - Nichii George Takanoguchi Parking Lot
Chris Benoit def Osamu Matsuda
*Konga the Barbarian & Scott Hall (12:02 pin) Seiji Sakaguchi & *Darryl Peterson

1987/05/25 Sendai - Miyagi Pref. Sports Center
Masahiro Chono def Chris Benoit
Don Arakawa & Tatsutoshi Goto def Masaharu Funaki & Shunji Kosugi
Darryl Peterson def Shin'ya Hashimoto
Osamu Kido def Killer Brooks
Hacksaw Higgins & Alexis Smirnoff def Umanosuke Ueda & Kantaro Hoshino
IWGP League Block A: Konga the Barbarian def Scott Hall
Masa Saito & Tony St. Clair def Kengo Kimura & George Takano
IWGP Tag Team Title: *Akira Maeda & Nobuhiko Takada* (15:14 chickenwing facelock) Yoshiaki Fujiwara & *Kazuo Yamazaki
IWGP League Block A: Antonio Inoki (12:51 octopus hold) Seiji Sakaguchi

1987/05/27 Niage, Oita - Town Gym
Chris Benoit def Akira Nogami
Masahiro Chono def Yoji Anjo
Shunji Kosugi & Shin'ya Hashimoto def Tatsutoshi Goto & Masaharu Funaki
Darryl Peterson def Don Arakawa
Kazuo Yamazaki def Black Cat
Killer Brooks & Tony St. Clair def Kantaro Hoshino & Nobuhiko Takada
Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Osamu Kido def Alexis Smirnoff & Scott Hall
IWGP League Block A: Konga the Barbarian (6:19 DQ) Seiji Sakaguchi

1987/05/28 Hita, Oita - Industrial Promotion Center
Akira Nogami def Osamu Matsuda
Masaharu Funaki def Chris Benoit
Shin'ya Hashimoto def Masahiro Chono
Darryl Peterson def Shunji Kosugi
Nobuhiko Takada & Kazuo Yamazaki def Black Cat & Tatsutoshi Goto
Hacksaw Higgins & Alexis Smirnoff def Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Osamu Kido
Kengo Kimura (DQ) Scott Hall
*Konga the Barbarian & Killer Tim Brooks (8:34 pin) Seiji Sakaguchi & *Kantaro Hoshino
Antonio Inoki & Kengo Kimura & George Takano def Masa Saito & Kuniaki Kobayashi & Tony St. Clair

1987/05/29 Kanoya, Kagoshima - City Gym
Don Arakawa & Tatsutoshi Goto def Darryl Peterson & Chris Benoit
Seiji Sakaguchi & *Kantaro Hoshino (8:59 rolling clutch hold) Killer Tim Brooks & *Tony St. Clair

1987/05/30 Kagoshima - Pref. Gym
Masaharu Funaki def Akira Nogami
Don Arakawa def Shin'ya Hashimoto
Hiro Saito & Norio Honaga def Shunji Kosugi & Tatsutoshi Goto
Killer Brooks def Masahiro Chono
Darryl Peterson (DQ) Hacksaw Higgins
Scott Hall & Tony St. Clair def Osamu Kido & Nobuhiko Takada
Yoshiaki Fujiwara def Alexis Smirnoff
*Super Strong Machine & Kuniaki Kobayashi (11:45 machine windmill suplex hold) Seiji Sakaguchi & *Kantaro Hoshino
Masa Saito & Super Strong Machine def Kengo Kimura & George Takano
IWGP League Block A: Antonio Inoki (7:14 pin) Konga the Barbarian

1987/06/01 Nagoya - Aichi Pref. Gym (9,890)
Shin'ya Hashimoto (13:20 pin) Masaharu Funaki
Tatsutoshi Goto (10:04 pin) Chris Benoit
Hiro Saito (8:19 pin) Shunji Shuji Kosugi
*Kantaro Hoshino & Kazuo Yamazaki (12:19 double out-of-fence DQ) Kuniaki Kobayashi & *Norio Honaga
*Hacksaw Higgins & Alexis Smirnoff (6:48 pin) *Black Cat & Masahiro Chono
Darryl Peterson (7:03 DCOR) Killer Tim Brooks
Ueda (4:00 DQ) Konga the Barbarian
*Riki Choshu & Super Strong Machine (8:18 pin) Seiji Sakaguchi & *George Takano
*Osamu Kido & Nobuhiko Takada (15:20 kido clutch) Kevin Von Erich & *Tony St. Clair
*Antonio Inoki & Yoshiaki Fujiwara (7:15 pin) Masa Saito & *Scott Hall

1987/06/03 Fukuoka - West Japan General Exhibition Center (2,130)
Masaharu Funaki (10:18 chicken wing arm lock) Ken'ich Oya
*Darryl Peterson & Chris Benoit (11:15 pin) Don Arakawa & *Tatsutoshi Goto
Hiro Saito (11:58 pin) Shin'ya Hashimoto
*Kuniaki Kobayashi & Honaga (11:42 fisherman's suplex hold) Kantaro Hoshino & *Masahiro Chono
Kevin Von Erich (10:16 rolling clutch hold) Black Cat
*Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Osamu Kido & Nobuhiko Takada (13:34 pin) Hacksaw Higgins, Scott Hall, & *Tony St. Clair
IWGP League Block B: George Takano (4:27 pin) Alexis Smirnoff
IWGP League Block A: Konga the Barbarian (4:31 pin) Killer Tim Brooks
Riki Choshu (7:50 NC) Kengo Kimura
*Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi (9:37 DQ) *Masa Saito & Super Strong Machine

1987/06/04 Kumamoto - City Gym
Black Cat & Akira Nogami def Masaharu Funaki & Chris Benoit
IWGP League Block A: Yoshiaki Fujiwara (11:26 DQ) Seiji Sakaguchi

1987/06/05 Yanagawa, Fukuoka - Civic Gym
Masaharu Funaki def Yoji Anjo
Chris Benoit def Akira Nogami
Norio Honaga & Black Cat def Tatsutoshi Goto & Masahiro Chono
Darryl Peterson def Don Arakawa
Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Osamu Kido def Kevin von Erich & Tony St. Clair
Konga the Barbarian & Killer Brooks vs Umanosuke Ueda & Kantaro Hoshino (DCOR)
IWGP League Block B: Masa Saito def Hacksaw Higgins
Seiji Sakaguchi & Kengo Kimura & *George Takano (9:17 out-of-fence DQ) *Riki Choshu & Super Strong Machine & Kuniaki Kobayashi
IWGP League Block A: Antonio Inoki (1:26 pin) Scott Hall

1987/06/06 Torisu, Saga - Civic Gym (2,150)
Masaharu Funaki (12:07 pin) Kensuke Sasaki
Akira Nogami (13:15 camel clutch) Tatsuo Nakano
Masahiro Chono (11:04 pin) Chris Benoit
Darryl Peterson (6:53 pin) Shunji Kosugi
*Kuniaki Kobayashi & Norio Honaga (9:13 rolling clutch hold) Kazuo Yamazaki & Black Cat
Hacksaw Higgins (3:23 pin) Tatsutoshi Goto
*Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Osamu Kido & Nobuhiko Takada (14:22 DQ) *Konga the Barbarian & Kevin von Erich & Scott Hall
IWGP League Block A: Seiji Sakaguchi (7:10 boston crab) Killer Tim Brooks

1987/06/07 Tottori - Industrial Gym
Chris Benoit def Osamu Matsuda
Masaharu Funaki & Masahiro Chono def Tatsuo Nakano & Yoji Anjo
Don Arakawa def Ken'ichi Oya
Norio Honaga def Shunji Kosugi
Hacksaw Higgins def Black Cat
Kevin von Erich & Tony St. Clair def Nobuhiko Takada & Kazuo Yamazaki
IWGP League Block A: Yoshiaki Fujiwara (DCOR) Scott Hall
*Konga the Barbarian & Killer Tim Brooks (7:54 pin) Seiji Sakaguchi & *Darryl Peterson
IWGP League Block B: Masa Saito def George Takano
Antonio Inoki & Kengo Kimura & Kantaro Hoshino drew Riki Choshu & Super Strong Machine & Kuniaki Kobayashi

1987/06/09 Osaka - Pref. Athletic Hall (6,798)
Masaharu Funaki (15min limit draw) Chris Benoit
*Shunji Kosugi & Masahiro Chono (14:10 pin) Norio Honaga & *Kensuke Sasaki
Kazuo Yamazaki (16:22 german suplex hold) Tatsutoshi Goto
Hacksaw Higgins & *Scott Hall (12:30 pin) *Black Cat & Darryl Peterson
Seiji Sakaguchi & *Kantaro Hoshino (7:56 rolling clutch hold) Alexis Smirnoff & *Tony St. Clair
*Super Strong Machine & Kuniaki Kobayashi (14:15 machine suplex) Kengo Kimura & *George Takano
Umanosuke Ueda (5:12 DQ) Konga the Barbarian
Kevin von Erich (9:32 small package) Osamu Kido
Masa Saito & *mystery partner [Hiroshi Hase] (15:14 pin) Antonio Inoki & *Nobuhiko Takada
Riki Choshu (12:28 KO) Yoshiaki Fujiwara

1987/06/10 Shizuoka - Industrial Hall
Masaharu Funaki def Yoji Anjo
Chris Benoit & Darryl Peterson def Black Cat & Shunji Kosugi
Kuniaki Kobayashi & Norio Honaga def Tatsutoshi Goto & Masahiro Chono
Alexis Smirnoff def Don Arakawa
IWGP League Block A: Scott Hall def Killer Brooks
IWGP League Block B: Hacksaw Higgins def George Takano
Nobuhiko Takada & Kazuo Yamazaki def Kevin von Erich & Tony St. Clair
Riki Choshu & Super Strong Machine (DCOR) Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Osamu Kido
IWGP League Block B: Masa Saito def Kengo Kimura
Antonio Inoki (10:33 pin) Konga the Barbarian

1987/06/11 Kumagaya, Saitama - Civic Gym
Ken'ichi Oya (time limit draw) Kensuke Sasaki
Shunji Kosugi & Akira Nogami def Masaharu Funaki & Chris Benoit
Kazuo Yamazaki def Masahiro Chono
Scott Hall def Tatsutoshi Goto
Nobuhiko Takada & Tatsutoshi Goto def Kevin von Erich & Tony St. Clair
George Takano (DCOR) Super Strong Machine
Shuji Kosugi & Akira Nogami def Masaharu Funaki & Chris Benoit
Seiji Sakaguchi & *Darryl Peterson (7:35 DQ) Killer Tim Brooks & *Alexis Smirnoff
IWGP League Block A: Yoshiaki Fujiwara (DQ) Konga the Barbarian
Masa Saito & Riki Choshu & Kuniaki Kobayashi def Antonio Inoki & Kengo Kimura & Kantaro Hoshino

1987/06/12 Tokyo - Ryogoku Kokugikan (11,060)
Akira Nogami (11:13 pin) Kensuke Sasaki
*Tatsutoshi Goto & Masaharu Funaki (14:58 pin) *Tatsuo Nakano & Yoji Anjo
Don Arakawa (6:53 DQ) Black Cat
Kantaro Hoshino (6:22 pin) Shuji Kosugi
Kazuo Yamazaki (9:43 pin) Norio Honaga
Scott Hall & *Alexis Smirnoff (8:48 DQ) *Umanosuke Ueda & George Takano
*Seiji Sakaguchi & Darryl Peterson (8:39 pin) Konga the Barbarian & *Killer Tim Brooks
*Kengo Kimura & Masahiro Chono (11:57 pin) Kevin Von Erich & *Tony St. Clair
*Riki Choshu & Super Strong Machine & Kuniaki Kobayashi (13:25 pin) Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Osamu Kido & *Nobuhiko Takada
IWGP League Final (to crown the first heavyweight champion) : Antonio Inoki (14:53 pin) Masa Saito

Other IWGP League matches (dates & locations unknown):
Block A:
Scott Hall def Killer Tim Brooks

Block B:
Masa Saito def Alexis Smirnoff
Kengo Kimura drew Hacksaw Higgins
Akira Maeda def Alexis Smirnoff
Hacksaw Higgins (COR or DQ) Umanosuke Ueda
Alexis Smirnoff (COR or DQ) Umanosuke Ueda


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