TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… JUNE 12TH: The Birth of the IWGP Title

JUNE 12, 1987 – SUMMER BIG FIGHT SERIES – TOKYO, JAPAN


Antonio Inoki defeats Masa Saito in the finals of the IWGP Champion Series to become the inaugural titleholder.

Inoki would hold the championship for 325 days and make four successful defenses before vacating it due to injury in May, 1988



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