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Takashi Matsunaga (1936 - 2009)

Takashi Matsunaga, the founder and former chairman of All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling, passed away on 2009/07/11 due to pneumonia at the age of 73.

He is one of those who should be included in any "hall of fame" of pro-wrestling.

RIP...
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RIP - Billy Red Lyons

Billy Red Lyons passed away on 2009/06/22 after a long battle with cancer in the area of Hamilton, ON. He was 77.

SLAM! article

RIP...
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Ted Tanabe (1962 - 2009)

Just the day after Mitsuharu Misawa died, Tetsuo "Ted" Tanabe passed out after an Osaka Pro card. He remained to be unconscious at hospital and passed away at 12:23pm on 2009/06/15.

Tanabe (no relation to me, by the way) debuted as a referee in 1987 with the old Japan Women's Pro Wrestling. When Gran Hamada and he Shinmas started the Universal Pro-Wrestling, the first "lucharesu" organization, in 1990, Tanabe joined them. Between 1992 and 2006, ...
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Mitsuharu Misawa (1962 - 2009)

Mitsuharu Misawa, who many believe is one of the greatest wrestlers in the history, passed away due to an injury caused during a match in Hiroshima on 2009/06/13.

He was teaming with Go Shiozaki to challenge the GHC Tag Team champions Akitoshi Saito & Bison Smith. Akitoshi hit a high-angled back suplex. The ref asked Misawa whether he could move, and Misawa responded by saying no.

The ref stopped the match at 27:03. There was ...
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Hulk a former NWA World Champ?

I was watching a match (not sure what fed) Featuring Terry "Hulk" Boulder and the commentators were saying how Hulk Won the NWA title and lost it in fifty-seven seconds could someone clear this up for me?
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1974 Mid Atlantic World Title Matches

This is what I have for Jack Brisco in the Mid Atlantic area in 1974. I know you already have most of these, but there are a few results not listed on your title results history. Hope they help.

April 01 1974 Fayetteville NC
Jack Brisco def Johnny Weaver

April 02 1974 Columbia SC
Jack Brisco def Paul Jones

April 04 1974 Greensboro NC
Jack Brisco def Super Destroyer, count out

April 05 1974 Richmond ...
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1974 NWA Title Matches

Jan. 13 1974 Savannah Ga
Jack Brisco def Buddy Colt

Jan. 16 1974 Columbus Ga
Jack Brisco vs Bob Armstrong, draw

Feb. 25 1974 Savannah Ga
Jack Brisco def Rufus R. Jones, count out

May 5 1974 Savannah Ga
Jack Brisco vs Dusty Rhodes

May 27 1974 Savannah Ga
Jack Brisco vs Mr. Wrestling II, draw

Sept. 12 1974 Savannah Ga
Jack Brisco def Harley Race

Nov. 6 1974 Columbus Ga
Jack Brisco vs Buddy ...
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NWA Title Match March 01 1974

There is a NWA title match listed for March 01 1974 in Richmond Va. This was not a NWA World title match. It was actually a Mid Atlantic Title match between Johnny Valentine vs JERRY Brisco.
The NWA title was being defended on March 01 1974 in Atlanta Ga by JACK Brisco vs Rufus R. Jones.
I have newspaper clippings to back up those for verification.
I hope this helps out on your listing of ...
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