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Postby nortonowner » 2002/02/24 Sun 3:29 pm

I am tying to find the bracketing for the WWF World Junior Heavyweight title touranment held in Japan during the early part of 1984. I am particularily interested in who Bret Hart won/drew/lost to in this tournament.
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Postby Hisaharu Tanabe » 2002/02/24 Sun 6:40 pm

Bret Hart wasn't in the tournament. It was a 3-man round-robin tournament between Dynamite Kid, The Cobra, and Davey Boy Smith. See WWF Junior Heavyweight Title Hisotry on this website for more detail.
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No!!!

Postby nortonowner » 2002/02/24 Sun 10:53 pm

No, there was a lot more to the tournament than the one night round robin finals held at Sumo Hall on February 7, 1984 that had the matches:

Cobra drawing with Davey Boy Smith, The Dynamite Kid defeating Davey Boy Smith, and then The Dynamite Kid beating Cobra for the title.

The tournament lasted from Jan 1-Feb 7

Other participants:

Bret Hart, Baby Face (who was this guy???-that's a strange ring name), Kuniaki Kobayashi, Black Tiger, Nobuhiko Takada, and Isamu Teranishi.
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Postby Hisaharu Tanabe » 2002/02/25 Mon 12:47 pm

hmmmm... Maybe I'm confusing with other tournament to fill the vacancy. Lemme check and get back to you later.
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Postby Hisaharu Tanabe » 2002/02/25 Mon 8:46 pm

Man....I thought my memory from the early 80s was pretty clear, but I just can't remember the tournament. I only remember the triangular finals. I can't remember ANYTHING about Bret Hart's matches in New Japan after Tiger Mask's retirement. I always thought Davey Boy and Bret never came to New Japan together.

I checked and confirmed that those guys you mentioned were on the same tour. Baby Face is a luchador who was at the time working for the UWA, which had a strong relationship with New Japan and WWF and also had the control of WWF Light Heavyweight Title. I think he was usually a heel in Mexico in spite of his name.

I'll continue to look for the results.
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Re: wwf junior title tournament

Postby Hisaharu Tanabe » 2002/02/27 Wed 1:43 am

Originally posted by nortonowner
I am particularily interested in who Bret Hart won/drew/lost to in this tournament.


Bret Hart's record during the round-robin tournament:

pinfall/submission loss to Dynamite Kid
pinfall/submission loss to Black Tiger
DQ loss to Davey Boy Smith
pinfall/submission win over Baby Face
draw with The Cobra
DQ win over Kuniaki Kobayashi
win by forfeit over Isamu Teranishi
pinfall/submission win over Nobuhiko Takada
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Thank you very much!!!

Postby nortonowner » 2002/02/27 Wed 10:35 pm

Thank you very much, I hope it wasn't too much trouble to get the results. What was your source anyway?
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Postby Hisaharu Tanabe » 2002/03/01 Fri 1:21 am

My source is a mailing list for old match results. It's all in Japanese, confidential, and invitation-only. So, I can't tell any more than that.
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Thanks again...

Postby nortonowner » 2002/03/04 Mon 3:01 pm

Oh, I understand. Thanks again. By the way do you know, besides his two losses to Tiger Mask in 1982, if Bret ever got any other shots at this title. Also, between 1985-1993, besides a loss to Cobra at SWS WrestleDream in 1991, and a draw with Tiger Mask Misawa at the WWF/Japan Summit in 1988, did Bret ever make any more apperances in Japan, by himself or on a WWF card?

Thanks again!
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Postby edgehead1984 » 2004/02/02 Mon 2:51 pm

His summit match with Tiger Mask Misawa was in 1990.
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