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This is just a start covering Inoki's early career in North America. If you have more bouts for Inoki in Los Angeles during 1964, please add them.

I've always heard/read Inoki was known as Tokyo Tom in the Los Angeles territory during 1964. I've never seen a clipping confirming that so I've just listed him as Antonio Inoki.

7/2/64 Bakersfield, CA @ Strelich Stadium
Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres drew The Destroyer & The Ripper
Mr Moto beat Nikita Mulkovich
Antonio Inoki beat George Drake
Pussycat Pickins beat Art Mahalik

7/3/64 San Diego, CA @ Coliseum
Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres beat The Ripper & The Destroyer 2/3 
Hard Boiled Haggerty beat George Drake 2-0
Mr. Moto beat Nikita Mulkovitch
Mike Sharpe beat Pribce Ava (sub Jacques MacKinnon)
Antonio Inoki beat Dan Duffy
Att: 1,500

7/10/64 San Diego, CA @ Coliseum
The Ripper & The Destroyer & Hard Boiled Haggerty beat Antonio Inoki & Jacques McKinnon & Mr Moto
Bobby Duranton & Nikita Mulkovitch vs Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres
Bill Dromo beat Art Mahalik

7/24/64 San Diego, CA
The Destroyer drew Edouard Carpentier when the 60 minute time limit expired in the 3rd fall
Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres beat Hard Boiled Haggerty & The Alaskan dq
The Ripper beat Art Mahalik
Antonio Inoki drew ??
Don Savage beat Don Duffy

8/1/64 San Bernardino
The Destroyer beat The Ripper
Bill Dromo beat Hard Boiled Haggerty
Dominic Denucci beat Don Duffy
Antonio Inoki beat Art Mahalik

8/6/64 Bakersfield, CA @ Strelich Stadium
The Destroyer & Hard Boiled Haggerty & The Alaskan beat Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres & Mr Moto
Bob Ellis beat The Ripper
Antonio Inoki beat Mike O’Leary

8/8/64 San Bernardino, CA
The Destroyer & Hard Boiled Haggerty beat Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres
Mr Moto beat Mike O’Leary
Bill Dromo beat Antonio Inoki
The Alaskan drew Dominic DeNucci

8/13/64 Bakersfield, CA @ Strelich Stadium
The Destroyer no contest Mr Moto in 3rd fall
Antonio Inoki beat The Alaskan
Bill Dromo drew Hard Boiled Haggerty
Dominic Denucci beat Mike O’Leary
Referee Primo Carnera

8/20/64 Bakersfield, CA @ Strelich Stadium
Dick The Bruiser drew Antonio Inoki
The Destroyer beat Dominic Denucci
Bob Ellis beat Mike O’Leary
Mr Moto beat Don Duffy
Ripper Collins drew Bill Dromo

8/22/64 San Bernardino
Dick The Bruiser beat Bill Dromo
Mr Moto & Antonio Inoki beat The Alaskan & Ripper Collins
Bob Ellis beat Mike O’Leary
Don Duffy drew Billy Tipton

8/27/64 Bakersfield, CA @ Strelich Stadium
The Destroyer & Hard Boiled Haggerty drew Mr Moto & Antonio Inoki
Bob Ellis beat Ripper Collins
Dominic Denucci beat The Alaskan
Bill Dromo beat Mike O’Leary

8/28/64 San Diego, CA
The Destroyer beat Bob Ellis on a 3rd fall COR
Hard Boiled Haggerty beat Antonio Inoki
Dominic DeNucci beat Ripper Collins
Bill Dromo beat Mike O’Leary
Art Mahalik beat The Alaskan

9/3/64 Bakersfield, CA @ Strelich Stadium
The Destroyer drew Mr Moto
Bob Ellis beat Hard Boiled Haggerty
Antonio Inoki beat Art Mahalik
Ripper Collins drew Dominic Denucci
Att: 1,206

9/11/64 San Diego, CA
The Destroyer & Hard Boiled Haggerty & Ripper Collins beat Mr Moto & Antonio Inoki & Bill Dromo
Bob Ellis beat Nikita Mulkovich
The Alaskan beat Don Savage

9/15/64 Long Beach, CA
Bob Ellis beat Hard Boiled Haggerty
Antonio Inoki beat The Destroyer
Irish Jackie & Billy The Kid beat Sonny Boy Cassidy & Cowboy Bradley
Mr Moto beat Prince Ava

9/22/64 Long Beach, CA @ Municipal Auditorium
Dick The Bruiser beat Mr Moto 2/3
The Destroyer beat Antonio Inoki
Hard Boiled Haggerty beat Ramon Zavalza
Cowboy Bradley & Sonny Boy Cassidy beat Irish Jackie & Billy The Kid

10/2/64 San Diego, CA
Bob Ellis beat Ripper Collins 2/3
The Destroyer beat Mr Moto 2/3
Antonio Inoki drew Jerry Rose
Bill Cody beat Hard Boiled Haggerty via referee’s decision
Chris Belkas beat The Alaskan
Att: 1,318

10/22/64 Bakersfield, CA @ Strelich Stadium
Fred Blassie & Ripper Collins & Hard Boiled Haggerty beat Paul Diamond & Mr Moto & Little Tokyo
Chris Belkas beat Boris Kameroff dq
Paul Diamond drew Hard Boiled Haggerty
Ripper Collins drew Antonio Inoki

10/24/64 San Bernardino, CA @ Arena
Fred Blassie beat Mr Moto 2/3
Antonio Inoki beat Hard Boiled Haggerty
Ripper Collins beat Chris Belkas
Paul Diamond drew Bud Cody

10/29/64 Bakersfield, CA @ Strelich Stadium
Fred Blassie beat The Destroyer
Hard Boiled Haggerty beat Antonio Inoki
Mr Moto beat Bud Cody
Ripper Collins beat Chris Belkas

10/31/64 San Diego, CA
Special Referee: Archie Moore
Dick The Bruiser beat Freddie Blassie
The Destroyer beat Antonio Inoki
Bob Ellis beat Boris Kamaroff
Mr Moto beat Bill Cody

6/21/65 Fort Worth
Fritz Von Erich beat Ernie Ladd
Bull Curry beat Mark Lewin
Killer Karl Kox beat Danny McShain
Bob Ellis beat Johnny Kace
Kanji Inoki beat Chris Tolos

6/22/65 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Killer Karl Kox & Fritz Von Erich beat Mark Lewin & Chris Tolos
(Kox and Von Erich earned a World Tag Team Title match with Eddie Graham and Sam Steamboat next week)
(Graham and Steamboat were claimants in Florida)
Ernie Ladd beat The Wrecker
Bull Curry no contest Swede Karlson
Bob Ellis drew Kanji Inoki
Alvero Velasco beat Johnny Kace

6/24/65 Corpus Christi, TX @ Tecarena Town Hall
Bull Curry vs Swede Karlson 2/3 60:00
Killer Karl Kox vs Alvero Velasco 2/3 60:00
Kanji Inoki vs Silento Rodriguez
Indio Peon vs Johnny Kace

6/28/65 Fort Worth
Bull Curry beat Swede Karlson
Killer Karl Kox beat Mark Lewin
Kanji Inoki beat Ox Anderson
Bob Ellis beat Benny Matta
Danny McShain beat Johnny Kace

6/29/65 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Killer Karl Kox & Fritz von Erich beat Eddie Graham & Sam Steamboat 2/3 to win World Tag Title
Bull Curry beat Mark Lewin dq
Kanji Inoki beat The Wrecker
Bob Ellis beat Johnny Kace
Swede Karlson beat Al Velasco

6/30/65 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
Killer Karl Kox beat The Wrecker 2/3
Mark Lewin beat Silento Rodriguez
Kanji Inoki beat Johnny Kace
Indio Peon beat Ox Anderson dq
Swede Karlson beat Alvero Velasco

7/5/65 Fort Worth
Fritz Von Erich beat Bull Curry
Lorenzo Parente beat Alvaro Velasco
Swede Karlson beat Indio Peon
Bob Ellis beat Ken Yates
Kanji Inoki beat The Wrecker
Ken Hollis beat Silento Rodriguez

7/6/65 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Kanji Inoki dcor Mark Lewin in 3rd fall
Swede Karlson & Ken Yates drew Blue Avenger & Bob Ellis
Ken Hollis beat Alvero Velasco
Silento Rodrgiuez beat Indio Peon

7/7/65 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
Blue Avenger & Kanji Inoki beat Mark Lewin & Swede Karlson to win $1,000 Tag Team Tounament
Also in tournament: Indio Peon & Silento Rodriguez, Ken Yates & Ken Hollis and Benny Matta & Alvero Velasco

7/12/65 Fort Worth
Bob Ellis no contest Mark Lewin
Kanji Inoki beat Swede Karlson
Blue Avenger beat Alvero Velasco
Don McClarty beat Ken Yates
Ken Hollis beat Indio Peon

7/13/65 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Ring surrounded by a fence
Duke Keomuka no decision Fritz Von Erich when the bout was halted in the 3rd fall due to blood loss
Blue Avenger drew Mark Lewin
Swede Karlson drew Don McClarty
Kanji Inoki beat Ken Yates
Cowboy Bob Ellis beat Indio Peon
Ken Hollis beat Silento Rodriguez

7/14/65 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
Great Inoki beat Swede Karlson 2-0, 1st fall by dq
Mark Lewin beat Ken Hollis
Blue Avenger beat Indio Peon
Don McClarty beat Ken Yates via pin
Alvero Velasco beat Silento Rodriguez

7/19/65 Fort Worth
Killer Karl Kox no contest Mark Lewin
Nikita Kalmikoff no contest Don McClarty
Kanji Inoki beat Ken Yates
Blue Avenger drew Swede Karlson
Ken Hollis beat Alvero Velasco

7/20/65 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Killer Karl Kox drew Kanji Inoki 60:00
Mark Lewin beat Blue Avenger 2/3
Bob Ellis & Don McClarty beat Swede Karlson & Ken Yates
Ken Hollis beat Nikita Kalmikoff dq
Silento Rodriguez beat Alvero Velasco

7/21/65 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
Mark Lewin beat Kanji Inoki 2/3
Blue Avenger & Ken Hollis vs Killer Karl Kox & Ken Yates
Don McClarty vs Swede Karlson
Nikita Kalmikoff vs Alvero Velasco
Plus one more bout featuring one man from each tag team

7/23/65 Houston
Fritz Von Erich beat Duke Keomuka dq
Kanji Inoki drew Killer Karl Kox
Mark Lewin beat Bob Ellis
Don McClarty beat Nikita Kalmikoff
Blue Avenger beat Swede Karlson

7/27/65 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
World Tag Team Champions Killer Karl Kox & Fritz Von Erich beat Eddie Graham & Sam Steamboat
Bob Ellis drew Mark Lewin
Ken Hollis & Kanji Inoki beat Swede Karlson & Mark Lewin when Inoki pinned Karlson
Don McClarty beat Ken Yates
Blue Avenger beat Nikita Kalmikoff

7/28/65 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
Mark Lewin beat Blue Avenger 2/3
Kanji Inoki beat Nikita Kalmikoff
Don McClarty & Ken Hollis beat Swede Karlson & Ken Yates
Louie Tillet beat Tommy O’Brien (sub Silento Rodriguez)
Don McClarty beat Ken Yates
Att: “near capacity crowd”

7/30/65 Houston
Kanji Inoki beat Killer Karl Kox
Ken Hollis drew Mark Lewin
Tiger Conway & Don McClarty beat Nikita Kalmikoff & Swede Karlson
Louie Tillet beat Alvero Velasco
Blue Avenger beat Ken Yates

8/3/65 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Bob Ellis & Kanji Inoki beat Mark Lewin & Louie Tillet 2/3
Don McClarty beat Swede Karlson
Ken Hollis beat Nikita Kalmikoff
Ken Yates beat Alvero Velasco

8/4/65 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
Special Referee: Joe Blanchard
Mark Lewin vs Kanji Inoki 2/3 60:00
Don McClarty & Blue Avenger vs Ken Yates & Louie Tillet
Nikita Kalmikoff vs Ken Hollis
Alvero Velasco vs Swede Karlson
Plus one more bout featuring one man from each tag team

8/6/65 Houston
Fritz Von Erich beat Duke Keomuka
Don McClarty beat Mark Lewin dq
Kanji Inoki beat Swede Karlson
Ken Hollis drew Louie Tillet
Tiger Conway beat Blue Avenger

8/10/65 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
ring surrounded by a fence, no referee,
Duke Keomuka beat Fritz Von Erich
Mark Lewin drew Don McClarty
Mark Lewin beat Blue Avenger
Bob Ellis beat Nikita Kalmikoff
Ken Hollis beat Swede Karlson
Victor Rivera beat Ken Yates
Kanji Inoki beat Louie Tillet
Att: 6,000+
Note: The August 11, 1965 edition of the Dallas Morning News reported that the “largest crowd ever to pack the storied Sportatorium was on hand.”

8/11/65 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
Fritz Von Erich beat Kanji Inoki on a 3rd fall COR
Mark Lewin beat Blue Avenger
Don McClarty beat Nikita Kalmikoff
Ken Hollis beat Swede Karlson dq
Victor Rivera beat Ken Yates

8/13/65 Houston
Fritz Von Erich beat Kanji Inoki
Mark Lewin beat Blue Avenger
Tiger Conway & McKinley Pickens beat Nikita Kalmikoff & Swede Karlson
Victor Rivera beat Louie Tillet dq
Ken Hollis drew Don McClarty

8/16/65 Fort Worth
Fritz Von Erich beat Bob Ellis
Don McClarty beat Nikita Kalmikoff
Kanji Inoki beat Louie Tillet dq
Swede Karlson drew Victor Rivera
Ken Hollis beat Ken Lucas

8/17/65 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
World Tag Team Champions Killer Karl Kox & Fritz Von Erich ddq Duke Keomuka & Kanji Inoki 2/3
1. Kox & Von Erich won 1st fall
2. Both teams were dq'ed
3. Both teams were dq'ed
The Destroyer beat Ken Hollis
Bob Ellis drew Mark Lewin
Louie Tillet beat Victor Rivera
Don McClarty beat Ken Yates
Swede Karlson beat Nikita Kalmikoff

8/18/65 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
Mark Lewin beat Don McClarty 2/3
Kanji Inoki & Ken Hollis beat Louie Tillet & Nikita Kalmikoff when Inoki pinned Kalmikoff
Swede Karlson beat Ken Yates
Victor Rivera beat Benny Matta
Kanji Inoki beat Nikita Kalmikoff

8/20/65 Houston
The Destroyer drew NWA Champion Lou Thesz
Mark Lewin won battle royal
Don McClarty beat Swede Karlson
Ken Hollis drew Louie Tillet
Kanji Inoki beat Nikita Kalmikoff
Victor Rivera beat Ken Yates

8/23/65 Fort Worth
Kanji Inoki vs Mark Lewin
Bob Ellis vs Louie Tillet
Tiger Conway vs Swede Karlson
Great Dane vs Don McClarty
Ken Hollis vs Victor Rivera

8/24/65 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
The Destroyer beat Killer Karl Kox on a 3rd fall COR
Mark Lewin & Louie Tillet beat Ken Hollis & Kanji Inoki
Bob Ellis beat Swede Karlson
Don McClarty beat Victor Rivera
Tiger Conway drew Great Dane

8/25/65 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
Mark Lewin beat Kanji Inoki 1-0 60:00
1.    Lewin beat Inoki
2.    The 60 minute time limit expired before either man could score another fall
The Destroyer beat Jerry Kozak
Don McClarty beat Swede Karlson
Ken Hollis beat Great Dane dq
Victor Rivera beat Louie Tillet dq

8/27/65 Houston
Killer Karl Kox & Fritz Von Erich beat Kanji Inoki & Duke Keomuka
The Destroyer beat Ken Hollis
Mark Lewin beat Victor Rivera
Tiger Conway drew Louie Tillet
Don McClarty beat Great Dane

8/31/65 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Fritz Von Erich beat Duke Keomuka
Gene Kiniski beat Kanji Inoki
The Destroyer beat Swede Karlson
Killer Karl Kox beat Great Dane
Mark Lewin beat Ken Hollis
Louie Tillet beat Victor Rivera

9/1/65 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
No dq Match, No Time Limit
Mark Lewin beat Don McClarty 2/3
Louie Tillet beat Joe Blanchard dq
The Destroyer beat McKinley Pickens
Kanji Inoki beat Great Dane
Victor Rivera drew Ken Hollis

9/3/65 Houston
The Destroyer no contest Fritz Von Erich
Mark Lewin beat Kanji Inoki
Louie Tillet beat Manuel Ramos
Ken Hollis drew Victor Rivera
Tiger Conway beat Great Dane

9/7/65 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Kanji Inoki beat Killer Karl Kox on a reverse decision dq
The Destroyer ddq Mark Lewin in 3rd fall
Ken Hollis drew Louie Tillet
Leon Levinski beat Stu Gibson
Great Dane beat Victor Rivera

9/8/65 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
Mark Lewin beat Joe Blanchard 2/3
The Destroyer beat Victor Rivera
Kanji Inoki beat Louie Tillet
Ken Hollis beat Leon Levinski dq
Great Dane beat Tommy O’Brien

9/10/65 Houston
The Destroyer drew Mark Lewin
Tiger Conway beat Louie Tillet dq
Kanji Inoki beat Great Dane
Ken Hollis beat Victor Rivera
Leon Levinski beat Stu Gibson

9/14/65 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Kanji Inoki & Duke Keomuka beat World Tag Team Champions Killer Karl Kox & Fritz Von Erich on a 3rd fall dq when Von Erich tossed Keomuka over the top rope
The Destroyer drew Pepper Gomez
Mark Lewin & Louie Tillet beat Ken Hollis & Victor Rivera
Mighty Yankee I (Bob Stanlee) beat Swede Karlson
Mighty Yankee II (Moose Evans) beat Great Dane

9/15/65 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
The Destroyer beat Kanji Inoki 2/3
Louie Tillet beat Leon Levinski
Mighty Yankee I drew Ken Hollis
Mighty Yankee II beat Great Dane
Workout matches in preparation for upcoming bout vs Fritz Von Erich
Mark Lewin vs Victor Rivera
Mark Lewin vs Tommy O’Brien

9/17/65 Houston
The Destroyer beat Kanji Inoki
Tiger Conway beat Mark Lewin dq
Mighty Yankees beat Ken Hollis & Victor Rivera
Louie Tillet beat Leon Levinski
Great Dane beat Danny McShain

9/21/65 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Gene Kiniski beat Kanji Inoki in the finals of a 12-man battle royal (2/3) (Kiniski won the first and third falls)
Gene Kiniski beat Yankee II
Ken Hollis & Antonio Inoki beat Great Dane & Mark Lewin
Louie Tillet beat Victor Rivera
others involved in the battle royal were The Destroyer, Yankee I, Killer Karl Kox, and Fritz Von Erich

9/22/65 San Antonio, TX @ Municipal Auditorium
Referee Marvin Jones
Texas Champion Fritz Von Erich beat Mark Lewin on a 3rd fall dq when manager Danny McShain hit Fritz in the head with his shoe
Gene Kiniski beat Kanji Inoki
Rito Romero drew The Destroyer
Louie Tillet beat Great Tonina
Killer Karl Kox beat Ken Hollis
Mighty Yankee II beat Great Dane
Mighty Yankee I beat Victor Rivera
Att: 5,000

9/24/65 Houston
Billy Red Lyons beat Killer Karl Kox
The Destroyer & Louie Tillet beat Tiger Conway & Kanji Inoki
Ken Hollis drew Mark Lewin
Mighty Yankee I beat Victor Rivera
Mighty Yankee II beat Great Dane

9/28/65 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
The Destroyer beat Pepper Gomez 2/3
Killer Karl Kox ddq Billy Red Lyons
Kanji Inoki beat Louie Tillet
Ken Hollis beat Great Dane
Note: Another listing has an additional match Tiger Conway & Victor Rivera drew Mighty Yankees

9/29/65 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
The Destroyer double knockout Killer Karl Kox in 3rd fall
Billy Red Lyons beat Louie Tillet
Great Dane beat Victor Rivera
Kanji Inoki drew Mighty Yankee I
Mighty Yankees beat Kanji Inoki & Ken Hollis

10/1/65 Houston
The Destroyer beat Fritz Von Erich
Tiger Conway drew Killer Karl Kox
Billy Red Lyons beat Louie Tillet
Mighty Yankees beat Ken Hollis & Kanji Inoki
Great Dane beat Victor Rivera

10/5/65 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Fritz Von Erich beat Gene Kiniski on a 3rd fall dq when Kiniski tossed Von Erich over the top rope
Killer Karl Kox & The Destroyer ddq Kanji Inoki & Billy Red Lyons
Don Duffy drew Louie Tillet
Mighty Yankee I beat Ken Hollis
Great Dane beat Mighty Yankee II

10/6/65 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
Killer Karl Kox & Kanji Inoki & Billy Red Lyons beat The Destroyer & Mighty Yankees 2/3
Don Duffy beat Great Dane
Ken Hollis beat Louie Tillet dq
Killer Karl Kox no decision The Destroyer
Billy Red Lyons beat Mighty Yankee II
Kanji Inoki drew Mighty Yankee I

10/8/65 Houston
The Destroyer beat Ray Gunkel
Killer Karl Kox drew Billy Red Lyons
Tiger Conway & McKinley Pickens beat Mighty Yankees
Kanji Inoki beat Don Duffy
Ken Hollis drew Louie Tillet

10/12/65 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Killer Karl Kox no contest Fritz Von Erich 2/3
Note: All three falls ended in double disqualifications
The Destroyer beat Mighty Yankee I
Billy Red Lyons beat Mighty Yankee II
Kanji Inoki beat Gorilla Marconi
Great Dane beat Don Duffy
Bruce Kirk drew Louie Tillet

10/13/65 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
Texas Death Match
Killer Karl Kox no decision The Destroyer in the 5th fall when referee Dick Raines was knocked out
Billy Red Lyons & Kanji Inoki beat Louie Tillet & Don Duffy when Inoki pinned Duffy
Great Dane beat Mighty Yankee I dq
Bruce Kirk beat Mighty Yankee II via pin
Billy Red Lyons beat Don Duffy
Kanji Inoki beat Louie Tillet dq

10/15/65 Houston
Fritz Von Erich beat Tiger Conway
Killer Karl Kox beat Mighty Yankee II
Billy Red Lyons beat Mighty Yankee I
Kanji Inoki drew Frank Marconi
Louie Tillet beat Don Duffy
Bruce Kirk beat Great Dane

10/19/65 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Handicap Match
Killer Karl Kox beat Kanji Inoki & Bruce Kirk
Billy Red Lyons beat Klondike Bill
Louie Tillet beat Don Duffy
Torbellino Blanco beat Frank Marconi
Tiger Conway drew Great Dane

10/20/65 San Antonio, TX @ Municipal Auditorium
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat Fritz Von Erich 2/3
Rito Romero beat Danny McShain
Billy Red Lyons & Torbellino Blanco beat Frank Marconi & Louie Tillet
Killer Karl Kox beat McKinley Pussycat Pickens
Great Dane beat Great Tonina
Bruce Kirk drew Kanji Inoki
Torbellino Blanco beat Frank Marconi
Att: 3,101

10/26/65 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Fritz Von Erich beat Killer Karl Kox 2/3
The Destroyer beat Kanji Inoki
Gene Kiniski beat Torbellino Blanco
Gorilla Marconi beat Great Dane
Bruce Kirk & Billy Red Lyons beat Al Costello & Louie Tillet

10/27/65 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
No Time Limit, Special Referee: Billy Red Lyons
Killer Karl Kox beat The Destroyer on a 3rd fall COR
Billy Red Lyons vs Frank Marconi
Al Costello beat Kanji Inoki
Torbellino Blanco beat Great Dane
Louie Tillet vs Bruce Kirk

10/29/65 Houston
The Destroyer no contest Fritz Von Erich
Torbellino Blanco beat Louie Tillet
Tiger Conway beat Bruce Kirk
Kanji Inoki beat Frank Marconi
Al Costello drew Billy Red Lyons

11/2/65 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
Gene Kiniski double knockout Fritz Von Erich in 3rd fall
Torbellino Blanco & Kanji Inoki & Bruce Kirk & Billy Red Lyons beat Al Costello & The Destroyer & Gorilla Marconi & Louie Tillet
Benny Matta beat Great Dane
Note: Another listing has two additional matches Torbellino Blanco beat Frank Marconi and Louie Tillet beat Antonio Inoki

11/3/65 San Antonio, TX @ Wrestlethon
The Destroyer beat Torbellino Blanco 2/3
Al Costello beat Bruce Kirk
Billy Red Lyons beat Great Dane
Frank Marconi beat Kanji Inoki
Benny Matta beat Louie Tillet dq

11/5/65 Houston
The Destroyer beat Torbellino Blanco
Nick Kozak beat Kanji Inoki
Handicap match
Tiger Conway beat Great Dane & Frank Marconi
Louie Tillet beat Billy Red Lyons
Al Costello drew Bruce Kirk

11/8/65 Memphis, TN @ Ellis Auditorium
Art Thomas & Prince Pullins beat Alex Perez & Tojo Yamamoto dq
Tony Baillargeon & Len Rossi drew The Medics
Billy Wicks drew Treach Phillips
Kanji Inoki beat Ken Mack

11/10/65 Kingsport, TN @ Civic Auditorium
10 Round Boxing Match
Alex Perez vs Tony Baillargeon
Dale Bennett vs Kanji Inoki
Ed Wolfe vs Tarzan Baxter

11/11/65 Chattanooga, TN @ Memorial Auditorium
Tojo Yamamoto & Alex Perez beat Southern Tag Tag Champions Jackie Fargo & Len Rossi on a 3rd fall dq 
Karl Von Brauner & Eric Von Brauner drew Sailor Art Thomas & Prince Pullins
Kanji Inoki beat Tony Ballergeon
Southern Junior Heavyweight Champion Rocky Smith beat Mack York

11/13/65 Memphis TV
Tony Baillargeon & Len Rossi beat The Medics
Kanji Inoki beat Bobby Whitlock

11/15/65 Memphis, TN @ Ellis Auditorium
Referee Pat Malone
Alex Perez & Tojo Yamamoto beat Art Thomas & Prince Pullins dq
The Medics beat Tony Baillargeon & Len Rossi
Treach Phillilps beat Jack Rico
Kanji Inoki beat Dale Bennett

11/17/65 Kingsport, TN @ Civic Auditorium
Darling Dagmar & Betty Boucher vs Diamond Lil & Carmen Monge
Kanji Inoki vs Bob Hamby
Prince Pullins vs Gus Kalas

11/18/65 Chattanooga, TN @ Memorial Auditorium
Southern Tag Team Champions Jackie Fargo & Len Rossi beat Wild Man Phillips & Johnny Heidman 2-0
Sailor Art Thomas & Prince Pullins beat Tojo Yamamoto & Alex Perez 2-0
Diamond Lil beat Darling Dagmar
Kanji Inoki beat Dale Bennett

11/20/65 Memphis TN
Tony Baillargeon & Len Rossi beat Treach Phillips & Laverne Stone
Kanji Inoki beat Jimmy Stewart

11/22/65 Memphis, TN @ Ellis Auditorium
Tony Baillargeon & Len Rossi beat The Medics
Art Thomas beat Tojo Yamamoto dq
Alex Perez beat Prince Pullins
Darling Dagmar vs Diamond Lil
Bob Hamby vs Kanji Inoki

11/24/65 Kingsport, TN @ Civic Auditorium
Prince Pullins vs Tony Baillargeon
Greg Peterson vs Jack Rico
Kanji Inoki vs Whitey Caldwell

11/25/65 Chattanooga, TN @ Memorial Auditorium
The Medics beat Jackie Fargo & Len Rossi 2/3 to win Southern Tag Title
Hiro Matsuda & Kanji Inoki beat Buddy Fuller & Johnny Apollo
Tojo Yamamoto drew Sailor Art Thomas
Tony Ballergeon beat Alex Perez

11/29/65 Memphis, TN @ Ellis Auditorium
Special Referee: Archie Moore, 10 Round Boxing Match
Prince Pullins beat Alex Perez on a 4th round dq
US Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Kanji Inoki
Tojo Yamamoto drew Billy Wicks
Tony Baillargeon & Len Rossi beat Corsica Joe & Treach Phillips

11/30/65 Nashville, TN @ Fairgrounds Coliseum
Title vs Mask, no time limit, no DQ, referee: Archie Moore
US Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Masked Destroyer and unmasked him as Joe Vargo
Tojo Yamamoto & Alex Perez beat Jackie Fargo & Prince Pullins
Bonita White Dove & Darling Dagmar beat Judy Grable & Diamond Lil
Kanji Inoki beat Tony Baillargeon
Len Rossi beat Tor Kamata
Att: 4877

12/1/65 Kingsport, TN @ Civic Auditorium
Archie Moore TKO Alex Perez in 3rd Round
Kanji Inoki beat Tony Baillargeon 2/3
Greg Peterson beat Chico Cortez 2-0

12/2/65 Chattanooga, TN @ Memorial Auditorium
Special referee: Archie Moore
Jackie Fargo & Len Rossi beat Southern Tag Team Champions The Medics on a 2nd fall dq 
Tojo Yamamoto & Alex Perez drew Al Greene & Prince Pullins
Johnny Apollo beat Ken Mack
Kanji Inoki beat Tony Baillargeon

12/4/65 Memphis, TV
Kanji Inoki beat Ken Mack
Billy WIcks beat Tamayo Soto dq
Juanita White Dove beat Judy Grable

12/6/65 Memphis, TN @ Ellis Auditorium
NWA Champion Lou Thesz beat The Medic 2-0
Archie Moore beat Alex Perez via 2nd Round KO
Kanji Inoki & Hiro Matsuda beat Tony Baillargeon & Len Rossi
Al Greene drew Greg Peterson
Sherri Lee (sub Judy Grable) beat Bonita White Dove

12/8/65 Kingsport, TN @ Civic Auditorium
Kanji Inoki & Hiro Matsuda vs Bob Hamby & Whitey Caldwell
Prince Pullins vs Greg Peterson
Plus one more bout

12/9/65 Chattanooga, TN @ Memorial Auditorium
The Medics & Kanji Inoki beat Jackie Fargo & Len Rossi & The Ox
Alex Perez beat Prince Pullins
Cora Combs beat Kathy O’Brien
Gene Dundee beat Johnny Apollo

12/13/65 Memphis, TN @ Ellis Auditorium
Len Rossi & Billy Wicks beat Kanji Inoki & Hiro Matsuda dq
Herb Welch & Lester Welch beat Alex Perez & Tamayo Soto
Treach Phillips beat George Baby Blimp Harris
Mack York beat Gus Kalas
Darling Dagmar beat Baby Cheryl
Att: 2,538

12/15/65 Kingsport, TN @ Civic Auditorium
Kanji Inoki & Hiro Matsuda vs Rocky Smith & Frankie Cain
Greg Peterson vs Prince Pullins
Plus one more bout

12/16/65 Chattanooga, TN @ Memorial Auditorium
Southern Junior Heavyweight Champion Rocky Smith vs Hiro Matsuda
Jackie Fargo & Len Rossi & The Ox vs The Medics & Kanji Inoki
Al Greene vs Alex Perez
Corsica Joe vs Johnny Apollo

12/20/65 Memphis, TN @ Ellis Auditorium
Kanji Inoki & Hiro Matsuda beat Len Rossi & Billy Wicks
Dick The Bruiser drew Tojo Yamamoto
US Champion Wilbur Snyder beat Alex Perez
Karl Von Brauner & Eric Von Brauner beat Treach Phillips & Gus Kalas

12/22/65 Kingsport, TN @ Civic Auditorium
Kanji Inoki & Hiro Matsuda vs Frankie Cain & Chris Belkas
Lester Welch vs Al Greene
Plus one more bout

12/23/65 Chattanooga, TN @ Memorial Auditorium
Winner receives held-up Southern junior heavyweight title
Rocky Smith beat Hiro Matsuda
Frankie Cain & Corsica Joe beat Saul Weingeroff (sub Karl Von Brauner) & Eric Von Brauner 2/3
Tojo Yamamoto & Alex Perez beat The Ox & Johnny Apollo (sub Johnny Walker)
Len Rossi drew Kanji Inoki

12/25/65 Memphis TV
Kanji Inoki & Hiro Matsuda beat Treach Phillips & Gus Kallas
Len Rossi drew Tojo Yamamoto

12/27/65 Memphis, TN @ Ellis Auditorium
Kanji Inoki & Hiro Matsuda beat The Medics
Len Rossi & Billy Wicks drew Al Greene & Tojo Yamamoto
Greg Peterson beat Treach Phillips
Ox Baker beat Tamayo Soto

12/28/65 Nashville, TN
Hiro Matsuda & Kanji Inoki beat The Medics
Len Rossi & Ox Baker beat Tojo Yamamoto & Golden Terror
Don Greene & Al Greene beat Frankie Cain & Rocky Smith
Gene Dundee beat Carlos Mendoza
Att: 4896

12/29/65 Kingsport, TN @ Civic Auditorium
Kanji Inoki & Hiro Matsuda vs Frankie Cain & Chris Belkas
Greg Peterson vs Bob Hamby
Plus one other match

12/30/65 Chattanooga, TN @ Memorial Auditorium
Len Rossi & Frankie Cain beat Southern Tag Team Champions The Medics
No DQ, no time limit, special referee: Len Rossi
Southern Junior Heavyweight Champion Rocky Smith beat Hiro Matsuda
Gene Dundee & Rita Cortez beat Corsica Joe & Mrs. Corsica Joe
Kanji Inoki beat Chris Belkas (sub Cousin Alford)

1/3/66 Memphis, TN @ Ellis Auditorium
The Medics beat Alex Perez & Tojo Yamamoto
Kanji Inoki & Hiro Matsuda no contest Greg Peterson & Billy Wicks
Ox Baker beat Jack Rico via pin
Len Rossi drew Frankie Cain

1/5/66 Kingsport, TN @ Civic Auditorium
Greg Peterson & Frankie Cain vs Kanji Inoki & Hiro Matsuda
Ron Wright vs Gus Kalas
Plus one more bout

1/6/66 Chattanooga, TN @ Memorial Auditorium
Len Rossi & Rocky Smith beat Hiro Matsuda & Kanji Inoki 2/3 falls
The Medics beat Frankie Cain & Gene Dundee
Alex Perez drew Johnny Apollo

1/10/66 Memphis, TN @ Ellis Auditorium
Kanji Inoki & Hiro Matsuda beat Greg Peterson & Billy Wicks
Bobby Fields & Lee Fields beat The Medics dq
Ox Baker beat Tojo Yamamoto dq
Alex Perez drew Mario Milano

1/12/66 Kingsport, TN @ Civic Auditorium
Greg Peterson & Frankie Cain vs Kanji Inoki & Hiro Matsuda
Ron Wright vs Charlie Laye
Plus one more bout

1/13/66 Chattanooga, TN @ Memorial Auditorium
Len Rossi & Rocky Smith vs Hiro Matsuda & Kanji Inoki
The Medics vs Frankie Cain & Mario Milano
Alex Perez vs Ken Hollis
Pedro Amessa vs Gene Dundee

1/17/66 Memphis, TN @ Ellis Auditorium
Greg Peterson & Billy Wicks beat Kanji Inoki & Hiro Matsuda
The Medics beat Mario Milano & Len Rossi
Tojo Yamamoto beat Ox Baker
Jackie Fargo beat George Baby Blimp Harris

1/18/66 Nashville, TN
Southern Tag Team Champions Len Rossi & Mario Milano beat The Medics by reverse decision
Alex Perez beat Rocky Smith to win Southern Junior Heavyweight Title
Hiro Matsuda & Kanji Inoki beat Scufflin’ Hillbillies
Jack Brisco beat Pedro Amesa
Referee: Eddie Marlin
Att: 4836

1/19/66 Kingsport, TN @ Civic Auditorium
Greg Peterson vs Kanji Inoki
Frankie Cain vs Hiro Matsuda
Ron Wright vs The Ox

1/20/66 Chattanooga, TN @ Memorial Auditorium
Tojo Yamamoto & Hiro Matsuda & Kanji Inoki beat Jackie Fargo & Len Rossi & Mario Milano
Scufflin’ Hillbillies Rip & Slim beat Alex Perez & Tamaya Soto
Jack Brisco beat George Baby Blimp Harris

1/24/66 Memphis, TN @ Ellis Auditorium
Jackie Fargo & Haystacks Calhoun beat The Medics
Jack Brisco & Greg Peterson beat Tamayo Soto & Tojo Yamamoto
Greg Peterson beat Tamayo Soto
Tojo Yamamoto drew Jack Brisco
Att 4500
Note: Sam Steamboat & Eddie Graham no showed

1/25/66 Nashville, TN
Haystack Calhoun & Jackie Fargo beat Tor Kamata & Tojo Yamamoto
Kanji Inoki & Hiro Matsuda drew Mario Milano & Len Rossi
Eddie Graham drew Alex Perez
Sam Steamboat beat Frankie Cain

1/26/66 Kingsport, TN @ Civic Auditorium
World Tag Team Champions Kanji Inoki & Hiro Matsuda vs Eddie Graham & Sam Steamboat
Special Referee: Judo Jack Terry
Haystack Calhoun & Greg Peterson vs Ron Wright & Bob Hamby with Fred White

1/27/66 Chattanooga, TN @ Memorial Auditorium
Hiro Matsuda & Kanji Inoki beat Eddie Graham & Sam Steamboat to win World Tag Title
Haystack Calhoun & Jackie Fargo beat Alex Perez & Pedro Amessa
Jack Brisco beat Rocky Smith
Tojo Yamamoto drew Mario Milano

1/31/66 Memphis, TN @ Ellis Auditorium
Card canceled due to bad weather
Haystack Calhoun & Jackie Fargo vs Eric Von Brauner & Karl Von Brauner
Jack Brisco & Rocky Smith vs Corsica Joe & The Medic
Kanji Inoki & Hiro Matsuda vs Greg Peterson & Billy Wicks

2/2/66 Kingsport, TN @ Civic Auditorium
Greg Peterson & Haystack Calhoun vs Kanji Inoki & Hiro Matsuda
The Ox vs Bob Hamby
Lester Welch vs Ron Wright

2/3/66 Chattanooga, TN @ Memorial Auditorium
World Tag Team Champions Hiro Matsuda & Kanji Inoki beat Len Rossi & Mario Milano
Haystack Calhoun & Jackie Fargo beat The Medics
Tojo Yamamoto & Alex Perez beat Frankie Cain & Jack Brisco

2/7/66 Memphis, TN @ Ellis Auditorium
Eddie Graham & Sam Steamboat beat World Tag Team Champions Kanji Inoki & Hiro Matsuda 1-0 60:00
Karl Von Brauner & Eric Von Brauner beat Jackie Fargo & Haystacks Calhoun
Jack Brisco beat El Medico via pin

2/8/66 Dallas, TX @ Sportatorium
The Destroyer & Golden Terror beat Kanji Inoki & Duke Keomuka 2/3 to win World Tag Title
Pedro Morales beat Mark Lewin dq
Billy Red Lyons beat Swede Karlson
Bob Ellis beat Ripper Leone
Ramon Torres beat Tim Colt

2/9/66 Johnson City, TN @ Recreation Center
World Tag Team Champions Kanji Inoki & Hiro Matsuda vs Eddie Graham & Sam Steamboat
Greg Peterson vs Bob Hamby
Lester Welch vs Ron Wright

2/10/66 Nashville, TN
Alex Perez & Tojo Yamamoto beat Mario Milano & Len Rossi
Eddie Graham & Sam Steamboat beat Kanji Inoki & Hiro Matsuda dq
Jackie Fargo & Ken Hollis beat The Medic & Tamayo Sato

2/12/66 Chattanooga, TN @ Memorial Auditorium
World Tag Team Champions Hiro Matsuda & Kanji Inoki beat Eddie Graham & Sam Steamboat 2/3
Haystack Calhoun & Jackie Fargo beat The Medics
Jack Brisco vs Mario Milano

2/14/66 Memphis, TN @ Ellis Auditorium
Eddie Graham & Sam Steamboat beat World Tag Team Champions Kanji Inoki & Hiro Matsuda on a 2nd fall dq
Jackie Fargo & Haystack Calhoun beat Karl Von Brauner & Eric Von Brauner
Jack Brisco drew Corsica Joe
Sherri Lee beat Mrs. Corsica Joe




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