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AJPW - Taue/Kawada v Akiyama/Misawa - December 1996

Posted by Kevin Kay on Thursday, June 5, 2014, In : AJPW 
MATCH : Akira Taue/Toshiaki Kawada v Jun Akiyama/Mitsuharu Misawa

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Budokan Hall Event

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 6th December 1996

CHAMPIONSHIP : World's Strongest Tag Determination League

BACKGROUND : The Holy Demon Army team of Akira Taue and Toshiaki Kawada had been together for a successful three years in AJPW. Together they had held the AJPW Tag Titles on three occasions but one thing that had eluded them in the past was the World's Strongest Tag D...


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AJPW - Budokan Hall Dec 93 - Taue/Kawada v Kobashi/Misawa

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Akira Taue/Toshiaki Kawada v Kenta Kobashi/Mitsuharu Misawa

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Budokan Hall Show

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 3rd December 1993

CHAMPIONSHIP : AJPW World Tag Team Titles

BACKGROUND : This match takes place before Misawa and Kawada had started their big feud that would go down in history as one of the best series of matches in Japanese wrestling history. Kawada and Misawa were of course successful tag team partners previously but that ship had sailed...


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AJPW - Kuniaki Kobayashi v Tiger Mask II - March 1985

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Kuniaki Kobayashi v Tiger Mask II

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Sumo Hall Show March 1985

VENUE : New Sumo Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 9th March 1985

BACKGROUND : Kuniaki Kobayashi had several high profile matches with the original Tiger Mask but an impressive Mitsuharu Misawa had picked up the mantle and now Kobayashi would have a run of matches with the second generation Tiger Mask. Whilst Kobayashi had been wrestling for around 12 years at this point all around the world, Misawa (Tiger Ma...


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AJPW - Mitsuharu Misawa v Toshiaki Kawada - June 1994

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Mitsuharu Misawa v Toshiaki Kawada

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Budokan Hall Show

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 3rd June 1994

CHAMPIONSHIP : AJPW Triple Crown Title

 

BACKGROUND : Mitsuharu Misawa and Toshiaki Kawada had teamed together for most of the early 90s even winning the AJPW Tag Titles on a couple of occasions. Then when Kawada joined forces with Akira Taue, the two men had one of the longest and most decorated feuds in Japanese wrestling history. Kawada had never held a pin fall v...


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AJPW - Mitsuharu Misawa v Toshiaki Kawada - May '98

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, September 16, 2013, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Mitsuharu Misawa v Toshiaki Kawada

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Showdown at the Egg

VENUE : Tokyo Dome, Tokyo

DATE : 1st May 1998

CHAMPIONSHIP : AJPW Triple Crown Title

 

BACKGROUND : Toshiaki Kawada came into this match as the challenger to 3 time AJPW Triple Crown champion Mitsuharu Misawa. The rivalry between the two was huge dating back around five years with some excellent calibre matches. This was built as the biggest match Kawada's career with many saying he could replace Misawa as the to...


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AJPW - Super Power Series 2001 - Genichiro Tenryu v Keiji Mutoh

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, June 10, 2013, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Genichiro Tenryu v Keiji Mutoh

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Super Power Series 2001

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 8th June 2001

CHAMPIONSHIP : AJPW Triple Crown Title

BACKGROUND : Keiji Mutoh is better known in the west as The Great Muta and is probably the best Japanese wrestling export of all time but Muta also had a very successful career in his native Japan. In 2001 he had a massive resurgence by bringing together his BATT stable (Bad Ass Translate Trading) who would run ...


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AJPW - Kenta Kobashi v Mitsuharu Misawa - 25th Anniversary Show

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Kenta Kobashi v Mitsuharu Misawa

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : 25th Anniversary Show

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 21st October 1997

CHAMPIONSHIP : AJPW Triple Crown Title

BACKGROUND : Kenta Kobashi and Mitsuharu Misawa had been providing wrestling fans with some great matches over the last twelve months including the amazing five star match at the start of 1997 when Misawa captured the AJPW Triple Crown from Kobashi. As I wrote in a previous induction, many claimed that to be...


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6th June 1997 - Mitsuharu Misawa v Toshiaki Kawada - Budokan Hall - AJPW Triple Crown

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, July 30, 2012, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Mitsuharu Misawa v Toshiaki Kawada

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Budokan Hall Show

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 6th June 1997

CHAMPIONSHIP : AJPW Triple Crown

BACKGROUND : Mitsuharu Misawa walks into this match as the current AJPW Triple Crown Champion having won the title six months prior by defeating Kenta Kobashi in a usual stellar match. His opponent today, Toshiaki Kawada, though is also a former Triple Crown winner having won the title in 1995 . These two men know each ...


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Kenta Kobashi v Mitsuharu Misawa - 20.01.97 - AJPW Triple Crown Championship

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, June 18, 2012, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Kenta Kobashi v Mitsuharu Misawa

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Budokan Hall Show

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 20th January 1997

CHAMPIONSHIP : AJPW Triple Crown Title

BACKGROUND : Not much to say about the build up to a Misawa v Kobashi match other than that these two men are renowned for their awesome encounters. Kobashi was going into this match as AJPW Triple Crown Champion but Misawa had won the title twice before and was eager to be only one of three men to lift it on t...


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AJPW - Budokan Hall Show - 24/01/95 - Taue/Kawada v Kobashi/Misawa

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Akira Taue/Toshiaki Kawada v Kenta Kobashi/Mitsuharu Misawa

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Budokan Hall Show

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 24/01/95

CHAMPIONSHIP : AJPW Tag Team Titles

Background : The team of Kenta Kobashi and Mitsuharu Misawa go into this match as current AJPW Tag Team champions after winning the belts in the World's Strongest Tag Team League Tournament just one month prior. They would be up against familiar opponents in The Holy Demon Army (Toshiaki Kawada &...


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AJPW - Budokan Hall - AJPW Triple Crown - Kenta Kobashi v Steve Williams

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Kenta Kobashi v Steve Williams

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Budokan Hall Show

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 3rd September 1994

CHAMPIONSHIP: AJPW Triple Crown Title

Background : At this time in AJPW the roster was jam packed full of showcase talent that were putting on great matches every week including Mitsuharu Misawa, Toshiaki Kawada, Stan Hansen and the two powerhouses in this match Kenta Kobashi and Steve Williams. 'Dr. Death' Steve Williams would go into this match as T...


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AJPW - Kenta Kobashi v Mitsuharu Misawa - Budokan Hall Show (June 99) - AJPW Triple Crown

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Kenta Kobashi v Mitsuharu Misawa

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Budokan Hall Show (June)

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 11th June 1999

CHAMPIONSHIP: AJPW Triple Crown Title

Background : These two men had been feuding in Japan for a whole decade up to this point with Misawa getting the nod in all of their single bouts. Mitsuharu Misawa v Kenta Kobashi was one of the big money matches that AJPW could promote and they knew that these men would try and steal the show every time the ...


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AJPW - Kenta Kobashi v Mitsuharu Misawa - 26th Anniversary Show - Triple Crown

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, January 23, 2012, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Kenta Kobashi v Mitsuharu Misawa

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : 26th Anniversary Show

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 31st October 1998

CHAMPIONSHIP: AJPW Triple Crown Title

Background : The feud between these two wrestlers over the years will go down in history as some of the best ever in Professional Wrestling. Both of these men are the greatest wrestlers in Japanese wrestling in my opinion and when they stood toe to toe against each other you knew you were in for a treat. Goin...


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AJPW - Budokan Hall (Dec '97) - Taue/Kawada v Akiyama/Misawa

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, January 9, 2012, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Akira Taue/Toshiaki Kawada v Jun Akiyama/Mitsuharu Misawa

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Budokan Hall Show (December)

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 5th December 1997

Background : This was the final match of the AJPW Real Tag Team League 1997. Akira Taue and Toshiaki Kawada had won the competition the last couple of years and had even beaten Jun Akiyama and Mitsuharu Misawa in the previous years which was a great match. Misawa was the current Triple Crown Champion and his feud wi...


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AJPW - Budokon Hall (March 1995) - Johnny Ace/Steve Williams v Kenta Kobashi/Mitsaharu Misawa

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, January 2, 2012, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Johnny Ace/Steve Williams v Kenta Kobashi/Mitsuharu Misawa

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Budokon Hall Show (March)

VENUE : Budokon Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 4th March 1995

CHAMPIONSHIP : AJPW Tag Team Titles

Background : 'Dr. Death' Steve Williams had been in All Japan for a few years and had won past tag team gold with fellow American Terry Gordy and was also a former AJPW Triple Crown Champion. Gordy though had recently left the company and Johnny Ace stepped up as his new partner. Ace ...


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AJPW - BUDOKON HALL JUNE 1995 - TAUE/KAWADA v KOBASHI/MISAWA

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, December 19, 2011, In : AJPW 

MATCH : Akira Taue/Toshiaki Kawada v Kenta Kobashi/Mitsuharu Misawa

PROMOTION : AJPW

EVENT : Budokon Hall Show (June)

VENUE : Budokon Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 9th June 1995

CHAMPIONSHIP : AJPW Tag Team Titles

Background : Misawa and Kobashi go into this match as AJPW Tag Team champions after winning the belts in a tag team tournament. Mitsuharu Misawa is also the current AJPW Unified Triple Crown Heavyweight champion and the main man in Japanese Puroreso. Kenta Kobashi is the rising star of...


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