Dick the Bruiser in Japan?

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Dick the Bruiser in Japan?

Post by The Cerebral Game » 2004/11/13 Sat 9:48 pm

How often was the Bruiser in Japan? Does anyone have dates that he appeared and who his opponents were?

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Post by Hisaharu Tanabe » 2004/11/13 Sat 11:35 pm

He went to Japan several times between mid 60s and mid 70s. In JWA, he was one of the top contenders for Giant Baba's NWA International Heavyweight Title. Bruiser & Crusher defeated Baba & Inoki for NWA International Tag Team Title once.

In 70s, through the agreement between AWA and IWE, Bruiser & Crusher wrestled for IWE as WWA World Tag Team champions.

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Dick the Bruiser vs. Giant Baba from 1965

Post by The Cerebral Game » 2004/11/24 Wed 2:22 am

11/24/65 Osaka
Shohei Giant Baba beat Dick The Bruiser dq to win the International title
(this title had been vacant since Rikidozan died on 12/15/63)
Toyonobori & Michiaki Yoshimura beat The Assassins
Johnny Kostas beat Umanusuke Ueda
Alberto Torres beat Yoshino Sato
Otsubo beat Hirano
Tanaka beat Matti Suzuki
Kantaro Hoshino beat Taka Sakiyama

Is the main event, or any other match from that card, available on tape?

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