Tag: Japan

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… MAY 3rd: Hogan vs. Muta in...

At New Japan's Wrestling Dontaku '93, WWF Champion Hulk Hogan defeats IWGP Champion The Great Muta in a non-title match

TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… FEB 10th: Saying Goodbye To The...

1984 - David Adkisson, best known to wrestling fans as "The Yellow Rose of Texas" David Von Erich, dies while on tour with All Japan Pro Wrestling

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… Oct 31st: Giant Baba wins his...

Shohei 'Giant' Baba defeated Harley Race to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship

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… AUGUST 31st: Terry Funk retires ‘FOREVER’

A very spry, 38-year-old Terry Funk gives his famous FIRST retirement speech in Japan, memorably shouting "forever" over and over into the microphone

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

WATCH The Great Sasuke defeat Ultimo Dragon to win the inaugural J-Crown tournament

IN MEMORIAM: KARL GOTCH

In 2007, the sport lost the pioneer of strong style. In honor of his memory and legacy, we present a profile on Gotch, and the documentary interview, 'My Cigar with Karl'

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 16th: The Birth of the...

Wild Pegasus defeats The Great Sasuke to win the crown at New Japan Pro Wrestling's first Super J Cup, a tournament of the world's best junior heavyweights