TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… AUGUST 5th: Sasuke Captures the Crown

DATELINE: AUGUST 5, 1996 – TOKYO, JAPAN


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The Great Sasuke defeats Ultimo Dragon to win the J-Crown tournament, a group of eight light heavyweight championships. 

The mix of titles that made up the Crown were the IWGP Junior Heavyweight, NWA Junior Heavyweight, NWA World Welterweight, WAR International Junior Heavyweight, UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight, WWA World Junior Light Heavyweight , British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight and WWF Light Heavyweight Championships


 


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