Tag: Antonio Inoki

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… JUNE 25TH: Ali faces Inoki in...

It's boxer vs. wrestler on a global scale, in this closed circuit event that was a forerunner to mixed-martial arts

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

1987 - Antonio Inoki defeats Masa Saito in the finals of the IWGP Champion Series to become the inaugural titleholder

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… MARCH 6th: The Sun Rises for...

1972 - New Japan Pro Wrestling runs its first ever show, with a main event featuring Karl Gotch defeating the promotion's founder, Antonio Inoki, in Tokyo

IN MEMORIAM: GIANT BABA

Remembering the life and legacy of the legendary Japanese wrestler, promoter and three-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, who passed away on this day in 1999

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… SEPT. 30th: Two Japanese Legends make...

Antonio Inoki and Giant Baba wrestle for the first time for the Japan Wrestling Association

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… JUNE 1st: The World Wrestling Peace...

Antonio Inoki stages a huge global event, featuring representatives from New Japan Pro Wrestling, WCW, AAA, EMLL, AJW, Michinoku Pro, UWF-I, and Pancrase

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… APRIL 18th: Brody arrives in New...

Bruiser Brody's short stint with New Japan Pro Wrestling begins, when he faces off against the company's legendary founder, Antonio Inoki

IN MEMORIAM: RIKIDOZAN

A feature story and video package remembering the legendary 'Father of Puroresu' who was killed 55 years ago today

KAYFABE THEATER: Ali & Blassie Talk Trash Together

Muhammad Ali introduces Freddie Blassie on a talk show, as his manager for his match with Antonio Inoki, and the two talk strategy with host McLean Stevenson