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Some IWA Title help needed

Postby Torgo » 2005/01/22 Sat 2:15 am

Looking at your site here for the IWA (IWE) title I see this:

Superstar Billy Graham 74/08/16 Denver, CO
Mighty Inoue 74/10/07 Saitama

How did the site come up with the city, that I see this everywhere on the net?

I have this for my record book of Billy. Granted I know this tour is not complete as I am missing a few dates. But my question is on the city itself for the title change.

IWA "Super Wide Series" Tour - September 15 to October 10, 1974

September 19, 1974 Shiraishi, Japan
Great Kusatsu & Isamu Teranishi defeated IWA Champion Superstar Billy Graham & Nick Carter (Butch Miller)

September 21, 1974 Chiba, Japan
IWA Champion Superstar Billy Graham & Baron Von Raschke defeated Great Kusatsu & Tadaharu Tanaka

September 22, 1974 Kawaguchi, Japan
IWA Champion Superstar Billy Graham & Baron Von Raschke & Nick Carter DCOR Great Kusatsu & Rusher Kimura & Mighty Inoue

September 23, 1974 Tokyo, Japan IWA World Tag Team match
Great Kusatsu & Rusher Kimura defeated IWA Champion Superstar Billy Graham & Baron Von Raschke via DQ to retain the title.

September 24, 1974 Ago, Japan
Great Kusatsu & Mighty Inoue & Tadaharu Tanaka defeated IWA Champion Superstar Billy Graham & Baron Von Raschke & Sweet (Luke) Williams

September 25, 1974 Hisai, Japan
IWA Champion Superstar Billy Graham DCOR Rusher Kimura (non-title)

September 28, 1974 Miyazaki, Japan
Great Kusatsu & Jiro Inazuma (Jerry Morrow) defeated IWA Champion Superstar Billy Graham & Baron Von Raschke

September 29, 1974 Kagoshima, Japan
IWA Champion Superstar Billy Graham & Baron Von Raschke & Nick Carter defeated Great Kusatsu & Mighty Inoue & Tadaharu Tanaka

October 1, 1974 Ohita, Japan ***IWA World Heavyweight championship match***
IWA Champion Superstar Billy Graham defeated Mighty Inoue to retain the title.

October 5, 1974 Nagoya, Japan ***IWA World Heavyweight championship match***
IWA Champion Superstar Billy Graham DCOR Mighty Inoue

October 7, 1974 Koshigaya, Japan ***IWA World Heavyweight championship match***
Mighty Inoue defeated Superstar Billy Graham to become new champion.


If anyone else has any matches from this tour, that I do not have. I would be very grateful to get them.

Ron
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a little geography

Postby BadNews » 2005/01/22 Sat 7:04 am

I just looked it up and in my copy of Wrestling Title Histories (4th edition) which Hisa as his main source it says "Saitama" as well. Hm.
Now while there is a city called Saitama City, it wasn't around in 1974. The city was actually formed in 2001, when the cities of Urawa, Omiya and Yono merged. So I'm tempted to think that the site listed in your record book might be correct and that it says "Saitama" because, well, Koshigaya is actually in the Saitama prefecture. But that's just my take.
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Postby Torgo » 2005/01/22 Sat 1:24 pm

I follow what your saying, and it makes sense to me. Thanks for your input into this. I am going to leave my city name the way it is, so it stays correct for the time period the match took place.

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Postby Hisaharu Tanabe » 2005/01/25 Tue 8:29 am

Yup, Koshigaya is a city in Saitama Prefecture. Saitama City didn't exist until few years ago. Maybe I should change the location to be more accurate.
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