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The 1st
International Wrestling Grand Prix
Championship Tournament

IWGP was held by New Japan Pro-Wrestling in 1983 with two representatives from each of five different zones in the world. The participants included :

Asia

Antonio Inoki
The last champion of NWF Heavyweight Title


Killer Khan


The United States

Hulk Hogan


Big John Studd


Canada

Andre the Giant


Dino Bravo
Cancelled the tournament because of a family problem; replaced with
Rusher Kimura
The last champion of IWA World Heavyweight Title
3rd place in the Asian regional semi-finals.


Central & South America

Canek
UWA World Heavyweight Champion


Enrique Vera


Europe

Otto Wanz
CWA World Super Heavyweight Champion


Akira Maeda
European Heavyweight Champion


Tournament Result

A B C D E F G H I J pts.
A: Inoki \ W D W L W W W W W 37
B: Khan L \ L L D C W W C C 24
C: Hogan D W \ W D C W W C W 37
D: Studd L W L \ L D W W C W 25
E: Andre W D D W \ C W W C W 36
F: Kimura L L L D L \ W W C W 21
G: Canek L L L L L L \ W L L 5
H: Vera L L L L L L L \ C L 4
I: Wanz L L L L L L W L \ L 5
J: Maeda L L L L L L W L C \ 14

  • W : win by pin-fall, submission, or knockout (5pts)
  • C : win by count out of ring, disqualification, or forfeit (4pts)
  • D : draw (2pts)
  • L : loss (0pt)

NOTE: Otto Wanz was injured during the tournament and cancelled most of his matches.

FINAL
Hulk Hogan
(21:27 KO) Antonio Inoki




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