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1979 Bob Backlund pins Inoki in a rematch for WWF Heavyweight Title in Tokyo, but WWF president Hisashi Shinma declares the match to be no-contest because of the interference of Tiger Jeet Singh. Shinma gives the belt back to Inoki, but Inoki is unsatisfied with the decision and does not accept the title. Backlund defeats Bobby Duncum in New York for the vacant title on 79/12/12.

1989 Stan Hansen & Gen'ichiro Tenryu win the annual Real World Tag Team Championship League in Tokyo and to win the vacant World Tag Team Title (All Japan).

1991 Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vacate World Tag Team Title (All Japan) for the annual Real World Tag Team Championship League.

1991 Terry Gordy & Steve Williams win the annual Real World Tag Team Championship League in Tokyo and to win the vacant World Tag Team Title (All Japan).

1993 Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada defeat Dynamite Kansai & Mayumi Ozaki in Tokyo to win WWWA World Tag Team Title.

2002 Satoshi Kojima & Taiyo Kea win a 8-team round-robin tournament final in Tokyo to win the vacant World Tag Team Title (All Japan).

Events

1953 Lou Thesz defeats Rikidozan with a piledriver at Honolulu Civic Auditorium in 43 minutes to retain the World Heavyweight Title.

1973 Mitsuo Yoshida (Riki Choshu), a former member of All Japan Olympic Wrestling Team for the Munich games, joins New Japan.

1985 Five UWF wrestlers, Akira Maeda, Nobuhiko Takada, Yoshiaki Fujiawara, Osamu Kido, and Kazuo Yamazaki, return to New Japan and appear on New Japan's Ryogoku Kokugikan card.

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