WPW World Pro Wrestling

World Pro Wrestling was a TV show in Japan that ran from 1984-87, usually, but not always, weekly. It was never a promotion but was a TV
show featuring wrestling from North America. Thing is, a LOT of the footage they broadcast was exclusive to the World Pro show. They ran a
Ric Flair vs Ricky Morton cage match never shown here in the US, a Rockers vs Rose/Somers match never shown in the US (from the night
that Hansen forfeited the AWA title), and tons of other exclusives, like the only-known full Bunkhouse Stampede match (other than the one from
PPV, of course).

World Pro Wrestling was a Japanese TV show of the 80’s featuring action from the US and Mexico, some of which never aired on US TV.

WORLD PRO WRESTLING 12/29/84
Road Warriors vs Fabulous Ones, AWA, 10/21/84
Los Fantasticos vs Brazos Brothers, CMLL, 1984
Kevin Von Erich vs Billy Robinson, St. Louis, 11/16/84
Tag Team Battle Royal, AWA, 10/18/84
WORLD PRO WRESTLING 1/12/85
Kevin Von Erich vs Chris Adams, WCCW, 11/22/84
Lucha 6-Man Match, CMLL, 1984
Manny Fernandez vs Black Bart, NWA, 11/22/84 (from Starrcade ’84)
Terry Gordy vs Killer Khan, WCCW, 11/22/84 (Texas Death Match)

WORLD PRO WRESTLING 5/27/85
Dusty Rhodes & Manny Fernandez vs Doug Vines & ???, NWA, 1985
TULLY BLANCHARD VS RICKY STEAMBOAT, NWA, 11/22/84 (Excellent match from Starrcade ’84)
Gran Hamada vs Grand Cochise, CMLL, 11/18/84 (Hamada wins NWA World Middleweight title)
Ric Flair vs Mike Davis, NWA, 1985
Road Warriors video, AWA, 1985
Road Warriors vs Fabulous Ones, AWA, 1984/85 (Clipped – Fabs have Da Crusher in their corner)

WORLD PRO WRESTLING 6/24/85
Satoru Sayama vs Yoshiaki Fujiwara, UWF, 5/31/85
Ric Flair arriving in St Louis, 5/85 (Helicopter, fine dining, the whole shot)
Ric Flair vs Kevin Von Erich, St Louis, 5/12/85
Fantastics vs Midnight Express, WCCW, 5/5/85
Sgt Slaughter & Crusher Blackwell vs Masked Superstar, King Tonga & Adnan Al Kaissey,
Kerry, Kevin & Mike Von Erich & Freebirds vs Chris Adams, Gino Hernandez, One Man Gang,
Steve Williams, Kamala & Rip Oliver, WCCW, 5/5/85
Road Warriors putting on their face paint, AWA, 1985
Road Warriors vs Curt & Larry Hennig, AWA, 4/21/85 (from StarCage ’85)

WORLD PRO WRESTLING 4/21/86
WM 2 special
1. Ricky Steamboat vs. Hercules Hernandez
2. Adrian Adonis vs. Hillbilly Elmer
3. Terry/Dory Funk vs. JYD/Tito Santana
4. Hulk Hogan vs. King Kong Bundy Steel Cage Match

WORLD PRO WRESTLING 5/26/86
1. Jake Roberts vs. Terry Taylor
2. Bruiser Brody video
3. Brody vs. Brad Rheingans
4. Rock and Roll Express vs. Fabulous Ones
5. Sgt. Slaughter vs. Stan Hansen
WORLD PRO WRESTLING 6/2/86
One Man Gang vs Mark Youngblood, WCCW, 4/4/86
Buddy Rogers vs Killer Kowalski, NWA, 1950s/60s (2/3 Falls – 1st fall only shown)
Midnight Rockers vs Buddy Rose & Doug Somers, AWA, 3/13/86
Magnum TA vs Bobby Eaton, NWA, 1986 (Good match – Eaton gets in lots of offense)
Ric Flair & Tully Blanchard vs Dusty Rhodes & Wahoo McDaniel, NWA, 1985/86 (Bullrope/Strap match – Awesome find! This is the pro shot
version of one of the handhelds
WORLD PRO WRESTLING 7/7/86
AWA Wrestlerock special
1. Fabulous Ones vs. Barry Windham/Mike Rotundo
2. Wrestlerock video
3. 10-woman Battle Royal
4. Sgt. Slaughter vs. Kamala
5. Road Warriors vs. Michael Hayes/Jimmy Garvin
WORLD PRO WRESTLING 8/18/86
Interview w/John Tenta before he was a pro, Japan TV
Jimmy Snuka, Greg & Verne Gagne vs Boris Zhukov, Nord the Barbarian & Sheik Adnan Al-Kaissey,
Stan Hansen vs Paul Barnett, AWA, 5/17/86 (Bockwinkel comes out & attacks Hansen)
Kerry Von Erich video, WCCW, 1986
Kerry Von Erich Hospital Bed Interview, WCCW, 1986
Kerry & Lance Von Erich & Steve Simpson vs Freebirds, WCCW, 5/4/86
WORLD PRO WRESTLING 8/25/86
Hulk Hogan vs King Kong Bundy, WWF, 4/7/86 (Cage – from Wrestlemania 2)
Clip of Rock N Wrestling Cartoon, 1986
Adrian Adonis vs ???, WWF, 1986
British Bulldogs vs Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine, WWF, 4/7/86
Hulk Hogan “Real American” video, WWF, 1986
Hulk Hogan vs Randy Savage, WWF, 6/27/86

WORLD PRO WRESTLING 9/8/86
1. Chris Adams/Brian Adias vs. Buzz Sawyer/Matt Borne
2. Bobo Brazil vs. Sky High Lee
3. Colonel Debeers vs. Brad Rheingans
4. Jimmy Valiant/Manny Fernandez vs. Baron Von Rashke/Shashka Whatley
5. Bruiser Brody vs. Terry Gordy ***Barbed Wire match!!!! ***
WORLD PRO WRESTLING 10/86
Nikita Koloff & Khrusher Khruschev vs Sam Houston & Mark Fleming, NWA, 1986
Fantastics & Missing Link vs Sting, Eddie Gilbert & John Tatum,
Terry Taylor vs Jim Creek, UWF, 1986
Dingo Warrior vs Perry Jackson & Chico Cabello, WCCW, 7/25/86
Kevin Von Erich putting the claw on Abdullahs the Butcher, WCCW, 7/86
Kevin Von Erich vs Abdullah the Butcher, WCCW, 7/25/86
Midnight Rockers video “Living After Midnight”, AWA, 1986
Midnight Rockers vs Buddy Rose & Doug Somers, AWA, 7/13/86

WORLD PRO WRESTLING 10/14/86
Rick Rude vs Mark Youngblood, WCCW, 7/11/86 (Rude comes into the match sporting a black eye)
Jim Duggan vs Terry Gordy, UWF, 1986
Nick Bockwinkel vs Boris Zhukov, AWA, 7/86
Joe Pedicino Clips:
Brad Armstrong vs ???, Contintental (very bloody)
??? vs ???, WWC (featuring a blade job on the HAND)
Carlos Colon vs Abdullah the Butcher, WWC
Ric Flair vs Lex Luger, CWF, 9/1/86 (2/3 Falls – from Battle of the Belts 3)

WORLD PRO WRESTLING 10/21/86
Warlord vs Italian Stallion, NWA, 6/16/86 (Give or take a couple days on that date – they
wrestled several times in that period)
Fabulous Ones vs Sheepherders, CWF, 9/1/86 (JIP – From Battle of the Belts 3)
Kansas Jayhawks vs Ivan Koloff & Khrusher Khruschev, NWA, 1/21/86 (JIP)
Buzz Sawyer Press-Slamming ??? over the top rope, WCCW, 1986 (clips) (some tracking issues
in this one)
Buzz Sawyer & Matt Borne vs Chris Adams & Steve Simpson, WCCW, 7/25/86 (JIP)
Stan Hansen & Bruiser Brody vs Mark Youngblood & Tim Horner, NWA, 1984 (apparently Hansen &
Brody were going to be brought in long-term by JCP but it didn’t work out. This is a
rare match from that time.)

WORLD PRO WRESTLING 11/18/86
Black Bart vs Steve Doll, WCCW, 9/19/86 (from Bart’s short-lived World title reign)
Dingo Warriors vs Brian Adidas, WCCW, 9/5/86
Antonio Rocca 6-man, MSG, 1950s
Ric Flair vs Bruiser Brody, Kansas City, 5/29/86 (couple min shown
Buzz Sawyer video, “Great Balls of Fire”, WCCW, 1986
Bruiser Brody vs Buzz Sawyer, WCCW, 9/5/86
20-Man Battle Royal, AWA, 10/18/86 (Minor tracking issues here, too)
WORLD PRO WRESTLING 11/24/86
Marty Jannetty vs Buddy Rose, AWA, 10/18/86 (Shawn Michaels slaps Jannetty to fire him up)
Curt Hennig & Steve O vs Alexis Smirnoff & Yuri Gordienko, AWA, 10/18/86
Jimmy Snuka vs Larry Zbyszko, AWA, 8/30/86 (That date is a guess – this is the famous match where Colonel DeBeers comes out and pushes
Snuka off the top rope onto the floor. Look for the fan at ringside who takes A CHAIN OFF THE DIVIDER AT RINGSIDE AND
THREATENS TO GO AFTER DEBEERS!)
Mike Von Erich video, WCCW, 1986
Kevin, Mike & Lance Von Erich vs Buzz Sawyer, Matt Borne & Dingo Warrior, WCCW, 9/19/86 (Sawyer & Borne both refuse to tag Dingo,
then Dingo attacks Percy Pringle and turns face)

WORLD PRO WRESTLING 12/16/86
Midnight Rockers vs Dennis Stamp & ???, AWA, 10/18/86
Nikita Koloff & Khrusher Khruschev vs Mark Fleming & ???, NWA, 1986 (JIP)
Chris Adams vs Gustavo Mendoza, UWF, 1986 (JIP)
Colonel DeBeers vs Joe Page, AWA, 10/18/86 (JIP)
Earthquake Ferris vs Ken Timbs, AWA, 10/18/86
Lucha Tag Match
Wendell Cooley stuffed into a dress by Adrian Street, CCW, 1986
Mr. Wrestling II throwing water on Joe Pedicino
Jos Leduc attacked on TV, Memphis
Tim Horner attacked in a locker room while retrieving a title belt
Slow-Mo clips of Missy Hyatt’s cleavage (yes, you read that right)
Jack Victory & John Tatum vs Missing Link & Iceman Parsons, UWF, 1986
Kevin Von Erich vs Black Bart, WCCW, 10/12/86
WORLD PRO WRESTLING 12/23/86
Hulk, Super & Big Machine vs Big John Studd, King Kong Bundy & Bobby Heenan, MSG, 9/22/86
Tag-team Battle Royal, MSG, 10/20/86
Randy Savage vs George Steele, Boston, 9/6/86
Jake Roberts vs Don Driggers, WWF, 6/3/86
Hulk Hogan vs Paul Orndorff, WWF, 8/28/86 (The Big Event)
WORLD PRO WRESTLING 12/30/86
Nick Bockwinkel vs Larry Zbyszko, AWA, 11/27/86 (JIP – Earthquake Ferris is the guest ref)
Lucha 6-Man tag (2/3 Falls – Hair vs Hair)
Bunkhouse Stampede Battle Royal, NWA, 12/86 (Super-rare complete Bunkhouse Stampede match)
Crusher Blackwell vs Colonel DeBeers, AWA, 11/27/86 ($10,000 Ladder Match)
Ric Flair vs Ricky Lee Jones, NWA, 12/86

WORLD PRO WRESTLING 1/6/87
Lucha title match (2/3 Falls – Clipped)
Buzz Sawyer & Matt Borne vs Dingo Warrior & Steve Simpson, WCCW, 10/12/86
Dragon Buster Video Game Ad
Jerry Lawler vs ??? (3x), Memphis, 1986
Tommy Rich & Jerry Lawler Brawling w/Dirty Rhodes, Memphis, 9/86
Kevin Von Erich vs The Grappler, WCCW, 7/25/86
Rock & Roll Express vs Ole & Arn Anderson, NWA, 11/86 (Ole Attacks with title belts)
WORLD PRO WRESTLING 1/13/87
Midnight Rockers & Despina Montages vs Buddy Roser, Doug Somers & Sherri Martel, AWA, 11/27/86
Lucha Tag Title Match (2/3 Falls)
Curt Hennig vs Boris Zhukov, AWA, 11/27/86
Al Madril Attacking Kerry Von Erich w/Crutch, WCCW, 1986
Black Bart, Crusher Yurkov (Bam Bam Bigelow) & Brian Adidas vs Kevin, Mike & Lance Von Erich,WCCW, 12/5/86 (Not 100% sure on
that date)
WORLD PRO WRESTLING 1/20/87
Rick Rude vs Robert Gibson, NWA, 12/86 (Manny Fernandez runs in)
Lucha 6-man (2/3 Falls)
Greg Gagne, Scott Hall & Leon White (Vader) vs Larry Zbyszko, Masa Saito & The Super Ninja, AWA, 12/25/86 (Future Nasty Boy Jerry
Saggs is the ref here)
“Real American” video of gaijin wrestlers
Curt Hennig vs Nick Bockwinkel, AWA, 12/25/86 (Billy Robinson is the guest ref)

WORLD PRO WRESTLING 1/24/87
Dingo Warrior & Lance Von Erich vs Al Madril & Brian Adidas, WCCW, 12/1/86 (Madril & Adidas win WCCW tag title – this match shows
just how far World Class fell from 1984-86…)
Lucha 6-Man tag (2/3 Falls)
Bruiser Brody vs The Grappler, WCCW, 12/5/86
Midnight Rockers vs Buddy Rose & Doug Somers, AWA, 12/25/86 (Cage – this sure looks like a title switch but I can find no record of a title
change that fits this time frame)
WORLD PRO WRESTLING 2/10/87
Midnight Express & Bubba Rogers vs Rock & Roll Express & Ronnie Garvin, 1/4/87
Abdullah the Butcher vs Mark Youngblood, WCCW, 10/27/86
Clips of Gimmick Matches, Pro Wrestling This Week
Kevin, Mike & Lance Von Erich vs Black Bart, Al Madril & Brian Adidas, 12/5/86
Ric Flair vs Nikita Koloff, NWA, 1/4/87 (Tully Blanchard runs in for the double-team, then Dusty comes out for the save. Nikita then steals the
world title belt.)
WORLD PRO WRESTLING 2/17/87
Ricky Morton vs Manny Fernandez, NWA, 1/87 (Lots of run-ins from the tag partners as you might imagine)
1950s Clips (Shiek throwing a fireball, Antonio Rocca vs Johnny Valnetine, etc)
Arn Anderson vs Barry Windham, NWA, 1/4/87
Jimmy Snuka vs Colonel DeBeers, AWA, 1/87 (Coal Miner’s Glove Match – Snuka gets the glove but before he can use it, DeBeers pulls out a
second glove and KOs Snuka with it.)
Road Warriors vs Midnight Express, NWA, 1/29/87 (Scaffold match – same as the one on Superstars on the Superstation II, I believe)
WORLD PRO WRESTLING 2/24/87
Rock & Roll Express vs Rick Rude & Manny Fernandez, NWA, 1/24/87 (Pretty sure this is the infamous non-title match that was shown twice
on JCP TV – once as a non-title and then again months later as a title switch since the R&R win clean.)
Clips of Lots of Title Changes, Pro Wrestling This Week
Denny Brown vs Ricky Lee Jones, NWA, 1/87 (Good match for the NWA World Jr Title)
Ric Flair vs Nikita Koloff, NWA, 1/17/87 (Pretty sure this is the match from Superstars on the Superstation II)

WORLD PRO WRESTLING 3/24/87
Tully Blanchard vs Wahoo McDaniel, NWA, 1987
Lucha 6-Man Tag
Crusher Yurkov (Bam Bam Bigelow) vs Steve Simpson, WCCW, 12/5/86 (JIP – No Finish)
Road Warriors vs Midnight Express, NWA, 1986 (Last 2 minutes – the Roadies appear to win the NWA titles when Hawk KOs Eaton
w/Cornette’s racket but it gets overturned)
Dusty Rhodes & Wahoo McDaniel vs Ric Flair & Tully Blanchard, NWA, 1986 (JIP – Bullrope/Strap)
Hulk Hogan vs Paul Orndorff, WWF, 8/28/86 (from The Big Event)
Ric Flair vs Lex Luger, NWA, 9/1/86 (Clip from Battle of the Belts III – no finish)
Bruiser Brody vs Abdullah the Butcher, WCCW, 10/12/86 (Cage – JIP – Special ref Fritz Von Erich
Road Warriors vs Rick Rude & Manny Fernandez, NWA, 1987

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