INTERNATIONAL WRESTLING GRAND PRIX
"IWGP" was an annual tournament between 1983 and 1987. The tournament winner would face the winner of the previous year, of the "defending champion". It became "IWGP Heavyweight Title", a regular title after the 1987 tournament.
Defeats Antonio Inoki in final of 10-man round-robin tournament on 83/06/02 in Tokyo; participants of the tournament include Antonio Inoki (last
NWF Heavyweight champion), Killer Khan, Big John Studd, Andre the Giant, Rusher Kimura (last IWA World Heavyweight champion, replacement for Dino Bravo),
Canek (UWA World champion), Enrique Vera, Otto Wanz (CWA World champion), and Akira Maeda (European Heavyweight champion).