Ultimate History of Pro Wrestling - A Time Line of Every Major Event in Pro Wrestling History - 1996

By: Karl Stern (@wiwcool)

1996

01-04-1996: New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) holds Wrestling World at the Tokyo Dome in front of a reported 64,000 fans. Results: Shinjiro Otani & Tokimitsu Ishizawa & Yuji Nagata defeated Hiromitsu Kanehara & Kazushi Sakuraba & Kenichi Yamamoto… Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Satoshi Kojima… IWGP World Junior title: Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Koji Kanemoto… Shiro Koshinaka defeated Masahiro Chono… Hiromichi Fuyuki defeated Yoji Anjo… Kensuke Sasaki defeated Hiroshi Hase… Antonio Inoki defeated Big Van Vader… Riki Choshu defeated Masahito Kakihara… Shinya Hashimoto defeated Kazuo Yamazaki… IWGP World heavyweight title: Nobuhiko Takada defeated Keiji Muto.

04-29-1996: New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) with some additional wrestlers from World Championship Wrestling (WCW) holds Battle Formation in the Tokyo Egg Dome in front of a reported 65,000 fans. Results: Tokimitsu Ishizawa & Yuji Nagata defeated Koji Kanemoto & Shinjiro Otani… Osamu Nishimura & Riki Choshu & Satoshi Kojima & Takashi Iizuka defeated Heisei Ishingun (Akira Nogami & Kuniaki Kobayashi & Shiro Koshinaka & Tatsutoshi Goto)… IWGP World Junior title: Great Sasuke defeated Jushin Thunder Liger… Randy Savage defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan… Masahiro Chono defeated Lex Luger… Power Warrior (Kensuke Sasaki) & Hawk & Animal (The Road Warriors) defeated Scott Norton & Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner… Great Muta defeated Jinsei Shinzaki… Genichiro Tenryu defeated Tatsumi Fujinami… IWGP World heavyweight title: Shinya Hashimoto defeated Nobuhiko Takada.

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