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'88 IWGP Champion Series: 1988/05/20 - 06/26: 29 cards

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

Guest Foreigners:
Big Van Vader
Dick Murdoch
Adrian Adonis
Billy Gasper (Cowboy Bob Orton Jr.)
Barry Gasper (Jason the Terrible)
Owen Hart
Canek
Dr. Wagner Jr.
Dave Peterson

1988/05/20 Tokyo - Korakuen Hall
Osamu Matsuda def Takayuki Iizuka
Tatsutoshi Goto & Akira Nogami def Norio Honaga & Kensuke Sasaki
Kantaro Hoshino def Black Cat
George Takano & Osamu Kido def Kendo Nagasaki & Mr. Pogo
Keiichi Yamada & Owen Hart def Kuniaki Kobayashi & Hiro Saito
Kengo Kimura (DQ) Adrian Adonis
Billy Gasper & Barry Gasper def Masa Saito & Super Strong Machine
Dick Murdoch def Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Riki Choshu def Shiro Koshinaka
Tatsumi Fujinami def Hiroshi Hase

1988/05/21 Chichibu, Saitama - Civic Gym
Akira Katayama (time limit draw) Osamu Matsuda
Akira Nogami def Ken'ichi Oya
Tatsutoshi Goto def Kensuke Sasaki
Super Strong Machine def Black Cat
Shiro Koshinaka & Keiichi Yamada def Norio Honaga & Hiroshi Hase
Owen Hart def Hiro Saito
Masa Saito def Osamu Kido
Seiji Sakaguchi & *Yoshiaki Fujiwara (6:41 DQ) Kendo Nagasaki & *Mr. Pogo
Billy Gasper & Barry Gasper def Riki Choshu & Kuniaki Kobayashi
Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis & Dave Peterson def Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura & George Takano

1988/05/24 Chiba - Park Gym
Osamu Matsuda def Takayuki Iizuka
Akira Nogami def Ken'ichi Oya
Black Cat def Kensuke Sasaki
Canek & Dr. Wagner Jr. def Hiro Saito & Norio Honaga
Kuniaki Kobayashi & Hiroshi Hase def Tatsutoshi Goto & Keiichi Yamada
Osamu Kido (DQ) Dave Peterson
*Billy Gasper & Barry Gasper (9:42 pin) Seiji Sakaguchi & *Kantaro Hoshino
Yoshiaki Fujiwara def Super Strong Machine
Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura & Shiro Koshinaka def Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis & Owen Hart
Masa Saito & Riki Choshu def Kendo Nagasaki & Mr. Pogo

1988/05/25 Tokyo - Korakuen Hall
Akira Nogami def Takayuki Iizuka
Kensuke Sasaki def Ken'ichi Oya
Hiro Saito def Tatsutoshi Goto
Canek & Dr. Wagner Jr. def Kantaro Hoshino & Black Cat
Super Strong Machine & Kuniaki Kobayashi def Kendo Nagasaki & Mr. Pogo
Masa Saito def Dave Peterson
*Billy Gasper & Barry Gasper (10:55 pin) Seiji Sakaguchi & *George Takano
Owen Hart def Keiichi Yamada
Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis (DQ) Kengo Kimura & Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Tatsumi Fujinami & Shiro Koshinaka def Riki Choshu & Hiroshi Hase

1988/05/27 Sendai - Miyagi Pref. Sports Center
Akira Nogami (time limit draw) Kensuke Sasaki
Tatsutoshi Goto def Black Cat
George Takano (DCOR) Dave Peterson
Shiro Koshinaka & Keiichi Yamada def Canek & Dr. Wagner Jr.
Seiji Sakaguchi & *Kengo Kimura (10:34 pin) Kendo Nagasaki & *Mr. Pogo
Billy Gasper & Barry Gasper def Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Osamu Kido
Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis def Masa Saito & Super Strong Machine
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title*: Owen Hart (13:07 huracan rana) Hiroshi Hase
IWGP Heavyweight Title: Tatsumi Fujinami* (22:55 NC) Riki Choshu
* Title held up.

1988/05/28 Oyama, Tochigi - Oyama Amusement Park Skate Center
Akira Katayama def Osamu Matsuda
Akira Nogami def Ken'ichi Oya
Tatsutoshi Goto def Kensuke Sasaki
Shiro Koshinaka & Keiichi Yamada drew Kuniaki Kobayashi & Hiroshi Hase
Osamu Kido def Dr. Wagner Jr.
Canek def Kantaro Hoshino
Kendo Nagasaki & *Mr. Pogo (9:25 pin) Seiji Sakaguchi & *Black Cat
Yoshiaki Fujiwara (DCOR) Adrian Adonis
Billy Gasper & Barry Gasper def Kengo Kimura & George Takano
Masa Saito & Riki Choshu & Super Strong Machine def Dick Murdoch & Owen Hart & Dave Peterson

1988/05/30 Yao, Osaka - Nichii Parking Lot
Kensuke Sasaki def Osamu Matsuda
Akira Nogami def Takayuki Iizuka
Black Cat def Don Arakawa
Osamu Kido def Tatsutoshi Goto
Super Strong Machine & Hiroshi Hase def George Takano & Keiichi Yamada
Owen Hart def Norio Honaga
Tatsumi Fujinami & Shiro Koshinaka (DQ) Kendo Nagasaki & Mr. Pogo
Billy Gasper & Barry Gasper def Hiro Saito & Masa Saito
Riki Choshu & Kuniaki Kobayashi def Canek & Dr. Wagner Jr.
*Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis & Dave Peterson (11:58 pin) Seiji Sakaguchi & Yoshiaki Fujiwara & *Kantaro Hoshino

1988/06/01 Iwakuni, Yamaguchi
Seiji Sakaguchi & Yoshiaki Fujiwara (DCOR) Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis

1988/06/02 Saga - Sports Center
Akira Katayama (time limit draw) Osamu Matsuda
Black Cat def Akira Nogami
Don Arakawa def Tatsutoshi Goto
Shiro Koshinaka & Keiichi Yamada def Hiro Saito & Norio Honaga
Kensuke Sasaki & Kuniaki Kobayashi def Canek & Dr. Wagner Jr.
Seiji Sakaguchi & *Yoshiaki Fujiwara (6:21 DQ) Billy Gasper & *Barry Gasper
Riki Choshu def Dave Peterson
Masa Saito & Super Strong Machine def Kendo Nagasaki & Mr. Pogo
Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura & George Takano def Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis & Owen Hart

1988/06/03 Kagoshima - Pref. Gym
Kensuke Sasaki def Osamu Matsuda
Tatsutoshi Goto def Akira Nogami
Don Arakawa def Akira Katayama
Keiichi Yamada def Black Cat
Super Strong Machine & Kuniaki Kobayashi def Canek & Dr. Wagner Jr.
Owen Hart def Norio Honaga
Osamu Kido & Kantaro Hoshino def Kendo Nagasaki & Mr. Pogo
Billy Gasper & Barry Gasper def George Takano & Shiro Koshinaka
Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis & Dave Peterson def Choshu & Masa Saito & Hiro Saito
IWGP Tag Team Title: Tatsumi Fujinami & *Kengo Kimura* (16:27 pin) Seiji Sakaguchi & *Yoshiaki Fujiwara

1988/06/04 Kushima, Miyazaki - Civic General Gym (1,640)
Osamu Matsuda (15min limit draw) Takayuki Iizuka
Akira Nogami (10:31 pin) Akira Katayama
Don Arakawa (8:50 back slide) Black Cat
Super Strong Machine (15:07 pin) George Takano
*Shiro Koshinaka & Keiichi Yamada (10:39 DQ) Kendo Nagasaki & *Mr. Pogo
Yoshiaki Fujiwara (6:46 wakigatame) Dave Peterson
*Riki Choshu & Hiro Saito (9:38 pin) Canek & *Dr. Wagner Jr.
*Billy Gaspar & Barry Gaspar (5:44 pin) Masa Saito & *Kuniaki Kobayashi
*Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis & Owen Hart (13:20 pin) Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura & *Osamu Kido

1988/06/06 Kunuaki Kobayashi, Miyazaki - Civic Gym
Seiji Sakaguchi & *Osamu Kido (10:30 pin) Kendo Nagasaki & *Mr. Pogo
Riki Choshu & Masa Saito & Kuniaki Kunuaki Kobayashi def Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis & Dave Peterson

1988/06/07 Yabe, Kumamoto - Municipal Central Gym (1,540)
Akira Nogami (13:20 pin) Osamu Matsuda
Kensuke Sasaki (8:03 boston crab) Takayuki Iizuka
Hiro Saito (12:48 back slide) Black Cat
Keiichi Yamada (9:45 rolling back clutch) Norio Honaga
*Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Osamu Kido (9:42 wakigatame) Canek & *Dr. Wagner Jr.
George Takano (8:25 out-of-fence DQ) Dave Peterson
*Billy Gaspar & Barry Gaspar (5:24 pin) Super Strong Machine & *Kuniaki Kobayashi
Masa Saito & *Riki Choshu (8:56 pin) Kendo Nagasaki & *Mr. Pogo
Dick Murdoch & *Adrian Adonis & Owen Hart (21:12 pin) Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura & *Shiro Koshinaka

1988/06/08 Takeda, Oita - Laborers Athletic Center
Seiji Sakaguchi & *Yoshiaki Fujiwara (14:02 DCOR) Dick Murdoch & *Adrian Adonis

1988/06/09 Kita-Kyushu, Fukuoka - City Matoba Pond Gym
Akira Katayama def Osamu Matsuda
Don Arakawa def Tatsutoshi Goto
Osamu Kido def Black Cat
Kuniaki Kobayashi & Hiro Saito & Kensuke Sasaki def Shiro Koshinaka & Keiichi Yamada & Akira Nogami
Owen Hart def Kantaro Hoshino
Super Strong Machine & Norio Honaga def Canek & Dr. Wagner Jr.
Yoshiaki Fujiwara (DCOR) Adrian Adonis
Seiji Sakaguchi & *George Takano (6:23 DQ) *Billy Gasper & Barry Gasper
Riki Choshu & Masa Saito def Dick Murdoch & Dave Peterson
Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura def Kendo Nagasaki & Mr. Pogo

1988/06/10 Hiroshima - Pref. Gym
Kensuke Sasaki def Akira Nogami
Norio Honaga def Black Cat
Osamu Kido def Tatsutoshi Goto
Canek & Dr. Wagner Jr. def Kuniaki Kobayashi & Hiro Saito
Dave Peterson (DQ) Shiro Koshinaka
Seiji Sakaguchi & *Yoshiaki Fujiwara (11:43 wakigatame) Kendo Nagasaki & *Mr. Pogo
Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis (13:22 DCOR) Billy Gasper & Barry Gasper
IWGP Tag Team Title*: Choshu & *Masa Saito (19:49 jailhouse lock) Tatsumi Fujinami & *Kengo Kimura
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title: Owen Hart* (13:33 pin) Keiichi Yamada

1988/06/11 Wadayama, Hyogo
Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis def Tatsumi Fujinami & Shiro Koshinaka

1988/06/12 Kanazawa - Ishikawa Pref. Industrial Exhibition Hall
Kensuke Sasaki def Osamu Matsuda
Don Arakawa def Black Cat
Hiro Saito def Tatsutoshi Goto
Osamu Kido def Norio Honaga
Kantaro Hoshino & Keiichi Yamada def Canek & Dr. Wagner Jr.
George Takano (DCOR) Super Strong Machine
Kengo Kimura def Dave Peterson
Seiji Sakaguchi & *Yoshiaki Fujiwara (11:12 double out-of-fence) Billy Gasper & *Barry Gasper
Tatsumi Fujinami & Shiro Koshinaka def Kendo Nagasaki & Mr. Pogo
Masa Saito & Riki Choshu & Kuniaki Kobayashi def Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis & Owen Hart

1988/06/13 Toyama - Skate Center
Kendo Nagasaki & *Mr. Pogo (12:49 DQ) Seiji Sakaguchi & *Kengo Kimura
Tatsumi Fujinami & Yoshiaki Fujiwara & George Takano def Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis & Dave Peterson

1988/06/15 Niigata - City Gym
Osamu Matsuda def Akira Katayama
Akira Nogami def Kensuke Sasaki
Dave Peterson def Tatsutoshi Goto
Canek & Dr. Wagner Jr. def Kantaro Hoshino & Black Cat
Shiro Koshinaka & Keiichi Yamada (DQ) Kendo Nagasaki & Mr. Pogo
Owen Hart def Norio Honaga
Billy Gasper & Barry Gasper def Super Strong Machine & Hiro Saito
*Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis (15:40 small package) Seiji Sakaguchi & *Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Masa Saito & Riki Choshu & Kuniaki Kobayashi def Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura & George Takano

1988/06/16 Nagaoka, Niigata
Masa Saito def Dave Peterson
Riki Choshu & Super Strong Machine (DQ) Billy Gasper & Barry Gasper
Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis & Owen Hart def Tatsumi Fujinami & Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Shiro Koshinaka

1988/06/17 Gosen, Niigata - City Gym
Black Cat def Akira Nogami
Norio Honaga def Tatsutoshi Goto
Shiro Koshinaka & Keiichi Yamada def Canek & Dr. Wagner Jr.
Kengo Kimura def Dave Peterson
Adrian Adonis (DCOR) Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Kendo Nagasaki & Mr. Pogo def Super Strong Machine & Hiro Saito
Kuniaki Kobayashi (12:47) Owen Hart
Tatsumi Fujinami (19:57) Dick Murdoch
Masa Saito & Riki Choshu (9:26 DQ) Billy Gasper & Barry Gasper

1988/06/19 Akikawa, Tokyo - Summer Land Akikawa Natural Park Big Parking Lot (matinee; 2,250)
Akira Katayama (11:12 camel clutch) Takayuki Iizuka
Dr. Wagner Jr. (10:28 gory special) Kensuke Sasaki
Canek (8:20 pin) Norio Honaga
*Don Arakawa & Keiichi Yamada (12:07 DQ) Kendo Nagasaki & *Mr. Pogo
*Billy Gasper & Barry Gasper (11:06 pin) Yoshiaki Fujiwara & *Osamu Kido
Seiji Sakaguchi (7:16 DCOR) Adrian Adonis
Handicap Match: Big Van Vader (3:56 pin) Kengo Kimura & *George Takano
*Tatsumi Fujinami & Shiro Koshinaka (10:13 dragon sleeper) Super Strong Machine & *Hiro Saito
Masa Saito & *Riki Choshu & Kuniaki Kobayashi (9:44 pin) Dick Murdoch & Owen Hart & *Dave Peterson

1988/06/19 Tokyo - Korakuen Hall (evening)
Kensuke Sasaki def Akira Nogami
Dr. Wagner Jr. def Black Cat
George Takano & Shiro Koshinaka & Keiichi Yamada drew Super Strong Machine & Hiro Saito & Norio Honaga
Owen Hart & Dave Peterson def Kantaro Hoshino & Tatsutoshi Goto
Seiji Sakaguchi & *Osamu Kido (8:08 kido clutch) Kendo Nagasaki & *Mr. Pogo
Kuniaki Kobayashi def Canek
Riki Choshu (11:36) Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura (9:34) Billy Gasper & Barry Gasper
Big Van Vader & Masa Saito (9:34) Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis

1988/06/20 Saku, Nagano
Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura & Shiro Koshinaka def Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis & Dave Peterson

1988/06/22 Ohmiya, Saitama - Skate Center
Akira Nogami def Ken'ichi Oya
Black Bart def Kensuke Sasaki
Osamu Kido def Norio Honaga
Kendo Nagasaki & Mr. Pogo def Canek & Dr. Wagner Jr.
Billy Gasper & Barry Gasper def Super Strong Machine & Hiro Saito
Keiichi Yamada (DCOR) Owen Hart
Handicap Match: *Big Van Vader & Masa Saito (6:21 pin) Seiji Sakaguchi & Kantaro Hoshino & *Tatsutoshi Goto
Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis & Dave Peterson def Kengo Kimura & Yoshiaki Fujiwara & George Takano
Riki Choshu & Kuniaki Kobayashi def Tatsumi Fujinami & Shiro Koshinaka

1988/06/23 Yokohama - Culture Gym (3,940)
Takayuki Iizuka (8:47 half crab) Minoru Suzuki [debut]
Don Arakawa (8:27 back sliding) Dr. Wagner Jr.
Canek (15:28 pin) Black Cat
Super Strong Machine (9:15 windmill hold) Dave Peterson
*Billy Gasper & Barry Gasper (10:06 jackknife) Yoshiaki Fujiwara & *Osamu Kido
Handicap Match: Big Van Vader (Leon White) (6:07 pin) Seiji Sakaguchi & *George Takano
*Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura (8:21 dragon sleeper) Kendo Nagasaki & *Mr. Pogo
5-vs-5 Elimination: Kunuaki Kobayashi & Hiro Saito & Norio Honaga & Kensuke Sasaki & Owen Hart (4-3) Shiro Koshinaka & Kantaro Hoshino & Keiichi Yamada & Tatsutoshi Goto & Akira Nogami
   1: Hoshino (13:46 pin) Honaga
   2: Goto (15:36 small package) Hiro Saito
   3: Kobayashi (16:30 sleeper hold) Goto
   4: Hart (18:46 COR) Hoshino
   5: Kobayashi (21:21 COR) Yamada
   6: Koshinaka (23:08 huracan rana) Kobayashi
   7: Hart (23:49 DCOR) Koshinaka
   8: Sasaki (24:50 pin) Nogami
IWGP Tag Team Title: *Riki Choshu & Masa Saito* (12:24 pin) Dick Murdoch & *Adrian Adonis

1988/06/24 Osaka - Pref. Athletic Hall
Akira Nogami (time limit draw) Kensuke Sasaki
Keiichi Yamada def Black Cat
Kuniaki Kobayashi & Norio Honaga def Canek & Dr. Wagner Jr.
Yoshiaki Fujiwara def Super Strong Machine
Kengo Kimura def Dave Peterson
Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis def Kendo Nagasaki & Mr. Pogo
Big Van Vader & Masa Saito (DQ) Billy Gasper & Barry Gasper
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title*: Shiro Koshinaka (14:07 rolling back clutch) Owen Hart
IWGP Heavyweight Title (for held-up title) : Tatsumi Fujinami (18:46 pin) Riki Choshu

1988/06/26 Nagoya - Rainbow Hall (10,760)
Akira Nogami (10:27 pin) Ken'ichi Oya
Dave Peterson (8:49 pin) Dave Peterson
*Super Strong Machine & Kensuke Sasaki (11:27 pin) Canek & *Dr. Wagner Jr.
Owen Hart (12:49 out-of-fence DQ) Keiichi Yamada
Seiji Sakaguchi & *George Takano (8:43 pin) Kendo Nagasaki & *Mr. Pogo
Kengo Kimura & *Yoshiaki Fujiwara (11:30 DCOR) Dick Murdoch & *Adrian Adonis
Masa Saito & *Riki Choshu (10:49 DQ) Billy Gasper & *Barry Gasper
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title: Shiro Koshinaka* (19:26 dragon suplex hold) Kuniaki Kunuaki Kobayashi
IWGP Heavyweight Title: Tatsumi Fujinami* (13:27 backslide) Big Van Vader


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