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10 years ago...

On 1999/1/31, Giant Baba passed away.

A lot of things in the puroresu scene has changed since then, but there's one thing that hasn't: we still don't have any wrestler who is greater than Giant Baba or Antonio Inoki.

Jahno.
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Mexican Heavyweight Champion?

I have a question regarding the title belt Konnan was wearing when he fought Psychosis at the WCW Clash of the Champions in January 1996.

I cannot find a championship won by Konnan that fits for this point of time. The IWAS, IWC and AAA Championships have been won some time later, sometimes just a few days later (according to the information accessable on this website).

Konnan has been announced as "Mexican Heavyweight Champion" and ...
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Great Kusatsu (1941 - 2008)

Former IWE star Great Kusatsu passed away on 2008/06/21 at the age of 66.

RIP...

Jahno.
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Karloff Lagarde (1928 - 2007)

PWInsider.com wrote:Lucha Libre legend Karloff Lagarde past away sometime around 9 AM this morning at the age of 79. Karloff began his career in 1950 and worked into the early 80’s and had a tremendous career where he was a 4-time Mexican National Welterweight Champ, 3-time NWA Welterweight Champ, Mexican National Middleweight Champ, and ½ of the Mexican National Tag Champs with his partner Rene Guarjardo where they were one of the most dominant tag teams ...
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classic video: Hansen vs. Tenryu

PWF & NWA United National Heavyweight Double Title Match
Stan Hansen (PWF) vs. Gen'ichiro Tenryu (UN)
1988/03/09 - Yokohama

part 1
part 2
part 3
part 4

This match took place during a process of unifying the three heavyweight titles in All Japan: NWA International, NWA United National, and PWF.

About a year after this match, all three titles were unified, and Jumbo Tsuruta became the first unified Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion.
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RIP - Antonio Peña

Wrestling Observer wrote:The web site of Super Luchas magazine has reported that Antonio Peña passed away earlier today. Early reports indicate the death was due to a massive heart attack. Early reports list his age at 53, although other sources have his age at 58.

No other details are available, although he had been ill for some time and over the past few weeks it was largely rumored he was in bad shape. The promotion itself ...
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classic video clips: Giant Baba in JWA

vs. Fritz Von Erich
1966/12/03 Tokyo (Nippon Budokan)

vs. Bruno Sammartino
1967/03/07 Tokyo (Kuramae Kokugikan)

vs. Gene Kiniski
1967/08/14 Osaka Baseball Stadium

vs. Crusher Lisowski
1968/01/03 Tokyo (Kuramae Kokugikan = old Sumo Hall)

vs. Dick the Bruiser
1968/02/28 Tokyo Gym

vs. Bobo Brazil
1968/06/27 Tokyo (Kuramae Kokugikan)

vs. The Destroyer
1969/03/05 Tokyo (Kuramae Kokugikan)
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classic video clips: Giant Baba & Antonio Inoki

vs. Dick the Bruiser & Crusher Lisowski
1969/08/13 Osaka Prefectural Gym

vs. Dory Funk Jr. & Terry Funk
1970/08/04 Tokyo Gym

vs. Johnny Valentine & Gene Kiniski
1970/12/01 Tokyo Gym

vs. Mil Mascaras/Spiros Arion
1971/03/02 Tokyo (Kuramae Kokugikan = old Sumo Hall)

vs. Abdullah the Butcher & Tiger Jeet Singh
1979/08/26 Tokyo (Nippon Budokan)
* This was the only match Baba and Inoki teamed since Inoki left JWA.
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