Ultimate History of Pro Wrestling - A Time Line of Every Major Event in Pro Wrestling History - 1997
By: Karl Stern (@wiwcool)
01-04-1997: New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) holds Wrestling World ‘97 at the Tokyo Egg Dome in front of a reported 62,500 fans. Results: Junji Hirata & Manabu Nakanishi & Osamu Nishimura & Satoshi Kojima defeated Kazuo Yamazaki & Osamu Kido & Takashi Iizuka & Yuji Nagata… Super Liger (Chris Jericho) defeated Koji Kanemoto… Jinsei Shinzaki defeated Michiyoshi Ohara… Shinjiro Otani defeated Yoshiaki Tajiri… Kendo Nagasaki defeated Tatsutoshi Goto… Masahiro Chono defeated Shoji Nakamaki… Masa Saito defeated Great Kojika… Antonio Inoki defeated Willie Williams… J Crown Championship: Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Ultimo Dragon… IWGP World tag team titles: Kengo Kimura & Tatsumi Fujinami defeated Ookami Gundan (Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan)… Power Warrior (Kensuke Sasaki) defeated Great Muta… IWGP World heavyweight title: Shinya Hashimoto defeated Riki Choshu.
04-12-1997: New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) holds Battle Formation 1997 at the Tokyo Egg Dome in front of an announced 60,500 fans. Results: Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Manabu Nakanishi… El Samurai defeated Shinjiro Otani… Junji Hirata & Satoshi Kojima defeated Kazuo Yamazaki & Osamu Kido… Shiro Koshinaka defeated Takashi Ishikawa… J Crown Championship: Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Great Sasuke… Antonio Inoki defeated Tiger King (Saturo “Tiger Mask” Sayama)… Keiji Muto defeated Masahiro Chono… IWGP tag team championship: Kensuke Sasaki & Riki Choshu defeated Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura… Mixed Martial Arts Match: Naoya Ogawa defeated Shinya Hashimoto.
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