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Hisa



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bpickering wrote:
January 1st
On this day in history in ....

1982 - Tiger Mask (Satoru Sayama) defeats The Dynamite Kid in Tokyo, Japan for the vacant WWF Junior Heavyweight Title. Tatsumi Fujinami had vacated the title in December when he moved up to the heavyweight division.


I remember watching the loaded card live on TV:

1982/01/01 Tokyo - Korakuen Hall (3,300)
Norio Honaga (11:21 pin) Nobuhiko Takada
Shin'ichi Nakano (11:36 boston crab) Shunji Kosugi
George Takano (11:32 pin) Black Cat
Osamu Kido & Makoto Arakawa (10:53 pin) Haruka Eigen & Akira Maeda
Kantaro Hoshino (7:32 pin) Ryuma Go
Seiji Sakaguchi & Kengo Kimura (10:35 pin) Rusher Kimura & Isamu Teranishi
Exhibition: Karl Gotch (3:27 german suplex) Yoshiaki Fujiwara
* I believe this was Gotch's last match.
Riki Choshu (8:46 DCOR) Animal Hamaguchi
WWF Junior Heavyweight Title (for vacant title) : Tiger Mask (8:31 rolling clutch hold) Dynamite Kid
WWF Heavyweight Title: Bob Backlund* (12:36 pin) Tatsumi Fujinami
5min 10R: Antonio Inoki (3R 3:16 DQ) Roland Bock



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