Ultimate History of Pro Wrestling - A Time Line of Every Major Event in Pro Wrestling History - 1990

By: Karl Stern (@wiwcool)

1990

02-10-1990: The third pro wrestling show in the history of the Tokyo Egg Dome is held by a join All-Japan Pro Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling endeavor. Reported attendance is 63,900. Results: Takayuki Iizuka defeated Osamu Matsuda… Naoki Sano & Pegasus Kid (Chris Benoit) defeated Akira Nogami & Jushin Thunder Liger… Blonde Outlaws (Tatsutoshi Goto & Hiro Saito & Norio Honaga) defeated Hiroshi Hase & Kotaro Kashino & Kuniaki Kobayashi… Brad Rheingans defeated Victor Zangiev… Steve Williams defeated Salmon Hashmikov… Mr. Saito (Masa Saito) defeated Larry Zbyszko for the AWA World heavyweight title… Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu defeated Kengo Kimura & Osamo Kido… Genichiro Tenryu & Tiger Mask (Mitsuharu Misawa) defeated Riki Choshu & George Takano… Big Van Vader battled Stan Hansen to a double count out (the famous eye injury match)… Koji Kitao defeated Bam Bam Bigelow… Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi & Masahiro Chono.

04-13-1990: The fourth pro wrestling show in the history of the Tokyo Egg Dome is held and titled “Wrestling Summit”. It is a joint effort by All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW), New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), World Wrestling Federation (WWF/WWE). The attendance is reported to be 44,000. It is also notable that the main event was originally scheduled to be Hulk Hogan verses Terry Gordy but Gordy pulled out of the match and refused to do a job for Hulk Hogan. He was replaced by Stan Hansen. Results: Dan Kroffat & Doug Furnas & Joe Malenko defeated Samson Fuyuki & Tatsumi Kitahara & Toshiaki Kawada… Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Akira Nogami… Jimmy Snuka & Tito Santana defeated Kenta Kobashi & Masanobu Fuchi… Bret Hart fought Tiger Mask (Mitsuharu Misawa) to a draw… Great Kabuki defeated Greg Valentine… Jake Roberts defeated Big Boss Man… IWGP tag team titles: Masa Saito & Shinya Hashimoto defeated Masahiro Chono & Riki Choshu… Jumbo Tsuruta & King Haku defeated Mr. Perfect (Curt Hennig) & Rick Martel… Genichiro Tenryu defeated Randy SavageThe Ultimate Warrior defeated Ted DiBiase to retain the WWF World title… Andre the Giant & Giant Baba defeated Demolition (Ax & Smash)… Hulk Hogan defeated Stan Hansen.

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