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 Posted: Wed Nov 14th, 2007 02:26 pm
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7/27/78 Tokyo, Japan @ Nihon Budokan
WWWF Champion Bob Backlund drew NWF World Champion Antonio Inoki when the time limit expired in the 3rd fall
fall #1 - Inoki beat Backlund via submission with the Octopus at 20:22
fall #2 - Backlund pinned Inoki with a body press at 16:15
fall #3 - the 61-minute time-limit expired; only Backlund’s title was on the line
WWWF Jr. Heavyweight Champion Tatsumi Fujinami pinned Ryuma Go at 13:52
Seiji Sakaguchi & Strong Kobayashi beat Pedro Morales & Larry Zbyzsko when Kobayashi forced Zbyzsko to submit to a backbreaker
Riki Choshu beat Haystacks Calhoun dq
Chavo Guerrero pinned Kantaro Hoshino
Osamu Kido pinned Peter Maivia
Bad News Allen pinned Haruka Eigen
Makoto Arakawa drew Yoshiaki Fujiwara

7/28/78 Los Angeles, CA @ Olympic Auditorium
WWWF Champion Bob Backlund beat Roddy Piper
Mil Mascaras beat Moondog Mayne
Prof. Ito & Pak Chou beat Haystacks Calhoun & Black Gordman
Tony Rocco & Gama Singh beat Great Goliath & Carlos Mata
Hector Guerrero beat Buddy Rose


Very interesting to see Backlund wrestle in L.A. on his lay-over from Japan back to the east coast.  I had no idea that match with Piper ever happened before.



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