NJPW New Japan Pro Wrestling (1978)

1978

Most shows aired live, except where noted otherwise

1/6/78
1. Billy/Benny McGwire vs. Osamu Kido/Riki Choshu
2. Antonio Inoki/Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Tiger Jeet Singh/Pete Roberts
1. Inoki vs. Roberts 16:36
2. NJ DQ

1/13/78
1. Billy/Benny McGwire vs. Kantaro Hoshino/Kotetsu Yamamoto
2. Antonio Inoki/Riki Choshu vs. Tiger Jeet Singh/Umanoseke Ueda SKY
1. NJ DQ 20:05
2. NJ DQ 0:17

1/20/78
1. Umanoseke Ueda vs. Strong Kobayashi
2. Tiger Jeet Singh DQ Seiji Sakaguchi
3. Antonio Inoki/Osamu Kido vs. Jerry Brown/Pete Roberts
1. Inoki vs. Roberts 20:26

1/27/78
1. Strong Kobayashi/Seiji Sakaguchi DQ Tiger Jeet Singh/Umanoseke Ueda new comm set

2/3/78
1. Umanoseke Ueda vs. Strong Kobayashi
2. Antonio Inoki COR Tiger Jeet Singh 21:13 SKY

2/10/78 (taped 2/8)
1. Superstar Billy Graham vs. Seiji Sakaguchi RAIJIN
2. Antonio Inoki vs. Umanoseke Ueda 11:02 WPW

2/15/78 some kind of special show. No clue here

2/17/78
1. (taped 1/23) Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Jose Estrada SKY
2. (taped 1/31) Antonio Inoki vs. Tiger Jeet Singh 17:08

2/24/78
1. Antonio Inoki vs. Jerry Brown SKY

3/3/78
1. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Canadian WPW
2. Ivan Koloff/El Canek vs. Riki Choshu/Osamu Kido
3. Antonio Inoki vs. Masked Superstar by DQ 7:02 RAIJIN c2 55-77

3/10/78
1. Ivan Koloff vs. Haruka Eigen
2. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Ron Starr WPW
3. Roberto Soto/Masked Superstar vs. Antonio Inoki/Osamu Kido
1. Superstar vs. Kido 10:52
2. NJ DQ 4:24
3. Superstar vs. Kido

3/17/78
1. Tatsumi Fujinami DQ El Canek WPW
2. Roberto Soto/Masked Superstar vs. Antonio Inoki/Strong Kobayashi
1. Superstar vs. Kobayashi 11:25
2. NJ DQ 5:16

3/24/78
1. Tatsumi Fujinami/Kotetsu Yamamoto vs. El Canek/Canadian
2. Antonio vs. Great Malenko 2:35 RAIJIN c2 56-62

3/31/78 (taped 3/30)
1. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Ivan Koloff SKY
2. Antonio Inoki vs. Masked Superstar 24:58 SKY

4/7/78 (taped 3/20 MSG)
1. Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Wilhelm Ruska RAIJIN
2. Dusty Rhodes/Mil Mascaras/Andre the Giant vs.
Ken Patera/Mr. Fuji/Toru Tanaka RAIJIN
3. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Gypsy Rodriguez SKY

4/14/78 (taped 4/8)
1. Chavo Guerrero/Black Gordman vs. ?/?
2. Tastsumi Fujinami vs. El Goliath SKY

4/21/78
1. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Umanoseke Ueda SKY
2. Antonio Inoki vs. Seiji Sakaguchi SKY

4/28/78
1. (taped 4/21) Antonio Inoki COR Seiji Sakaguchi 41:12 SKY
2. (taped 4/24) Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Carlos Colosseti WPW
3. (taped 4/28) Riki Choshu vs. George Steele
4. (taped 4/28) Antonio Inoki/Kengo Kimura vs. Tony Garea/Jay Strongbow
1. NJ COR 17:20
2. Garea DQ Inoki 1:02

5/5/78 (taped 5/4)
1. Umanoseke Ueda vs. Haruka Eigen
2. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Tony Garea RAIJIN c2 60-61
3. Nikolai Volkoff/Andre the Giant vs. Antonio Inoki/Riki Choshu
1. Inoki vs. Volkoff 16:09
2. Andre vs. Choshu 1:52

5/12/78 (taped 5/11)
1. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. S.D. Jones RAIJIN c2 60-61
2. Seiji Sakaguchi DQ Umanoseke Ueda RAIJIN c2 60-61
3. Andfre the Giant COR Antonio Inoki 17:26 RAIJIN c2 60-61

5/19/78
1. S.D. Jones/Andre the Giant vs. Seiji Sakaguchi/Osamu Kido
2. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Nikolai Volkoff RAIJIN c2 56-62
3. Antonio Inoki DQ Umanoseke Ueda 11:35 RAIJIN c2 56-62

5/26/78
1. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Umanoseke Ueda WPW
2. Andre the Giant vs. Seiji Sakaguchi RAIJIN c2 56-62
3. Tony Garea/Bob Backlund vs. Antonio Inoki/Osamu Kido
1. Backlund vs. Kido 0:36
2. Inoki vs. Garea 10:39
3. Backlund vs. Kido 5:06

6/2/78 (taped 6/1)
1. Antonio Inoki draw Bob Backlund WPW RAIJIN c2 63-66

6/9/78 (taped 5/30)
1. Tony Garea/Bob Backlund vs. Riki Choshu/Tatsumi Fujinami SKY
2. Antonio Inoki COR Andre the Giant 16:32 SKY

6/16/78 (taped 6/9)
1. Strong Kobayashi vs. Umanoseke Ueda RAIJIN c2 65-79
2. Tatsumi Fuijinami vs. Raul Mata SKY

6/23/78
1. Strong Kobayashi vs. Larry Zbyszko
2. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Chavo Guerrero RAIJIN c2 65-79
3. Pedro Morales/Peter Maivia vs. Antonio Inoki/Seiji Sakaguchi
1. Inoki COR Morales 9:39
2. Morales vs. Sakaguchi 11:48

6/30/78 (taped 6/29)
1. Pedro Morales vs. Seiji Sakaguchi
2. Antonio Inoki/Osamu Kido DQ Larry Zbyszko/Peter Maivia
1. Kido vs. Zbyszko 10:52
2. Zbyszko vs. Kido 6:40
3. Inoki COR Maivia 7:12

7/7/78
1. Pedro Morales vs. Strong Kobayashi
2. Peter Maivia/Chavo Guerrero vs. Kantaro Hoshino/Tatsumi Fujinami
3. Antonio Inoki vs. Larry Zbyszko 6:31 RAIJIN

7/14/78 (taped 7/13)
1. Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Peter Maivia
2. Antonio Inoki/Tatsumi Fujinami DQ Pedro Morales/Chavo Guerrero
1. Fujinami vs. Guerrero 17:10
2. Morales vs. Fujinami 6:51
3. NJ DQ 2:39 new comm set

7/21/78
1. Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Haystacks Calhoun
2. Antonio Inoki/Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Pedro Morales/Chavo Guerrero
1. Fujinami COR Guerrero 19:50
2. Inoki DQ Morales 3:22new comm set

7/28/78 (taped 7/27)
1. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Ryuma Go SKY
2. Antonio Inoki vs. Bob Backlund SKY

8/4/78 (taped 7/27)
1. 2nd half of Inoki – Bob SKY

8/11/78 (taped 8/4)
1. Rocco ? vs. Roddy Piper RAIJIN c2 69-70
2. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. A. Guerrero SKY

8/18/78 (taped 8/13)
1. El Canek/Greg Valentine/? vs. Hamada/Soliraio/Anibal RAIJIN c2 69-70
2. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Ray Mendoza SKY

8/25/78
1. Riki Choshu vs. Z. Khan
2. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Mantell RAIJIN c2 69-70
3. Antonio Inoki/Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Tiger Jeet Singh/Umanoseke Ueda
1. Sakaguchi COR Ueda 14:02
2. NJ DQ 5:03

9/1/78
1. Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Mantell
2. Antonio Inoki/Tatsumi Fujinami/Strong Kobayashi d.
Tiger Jeet Singh/Ueda/Z. Khan
1. NJ DQ 18:48
2. Fujinami vs. Khan 2:08

9/8/78
1. Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Tiger Jeet Singh
2. Antonio Inoki/Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Umanoseke Ueda/Pete Roberts
1. Fujinami vs. Roberts 15:34
2. NJ DQ 11:17

9/15/78
1. Umanoseke Ueda vs. Z. Khan
2. Riki Choshu/Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Mantell/Pete Roberts
3. Antonio Inoki vs. Tiger Jeet Singh 14:24

9/22/78 (taped 9/19)
1. Strong Kobayashi/Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Osamu Kido/Tatsumi Fujinami WPW
2. Umanoseke Ueda vs. Tiger Jeet Singh SKY

9/29/78 (taped 9/21)
1. Osamu Kido/Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Mantell/Umanoseke Ueda
2. Antonio Inoki vs. Tiger Jeet Singh 25:37 SKY

10/6/78
1. Chris Markoff vs. Osamu Kido RAIJIN c2 72-83
2. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Tony Rocco SKY
3. Antonio Inoki/Riki Choshu/Seiji Sakaguchi d.
Brute Bernard/Killer Karl Krupp/Executioner SKY
1. NJ DQ 8:46
2. Bernard vs. Choshu 2:36
3. Sakaguchi vs. Executioner 4:27

10/13/78
1. Killer Karl Krupp vs. Riki Choshu
2. Osamu Kido/Tatsumi Fujinami DQ Tony Rocco/Guerrero
3. Antonio Inoki vs. Brute Bernard 9:10

10/20/78
1. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Guerrero WPW

10/27/78
1. Brute Bernard/Killer Karl Krupp vs. Strong Kobayashi/Seiji Sakaguchi
2. Antonio Inoki DQ Chris Markoff 4:26 RAIJIN c2 82-74

11/3/78 (taped 11/1)
1. Riki Choshu/Tatrsumi Fujinami vs. Tony Rocco/Killer Karl Krupp RAIJIN c2 82-74
2. Antonio Inoki vs. Chris Markoff 11:41 SKY

11/10/78 (taped 10/30)
1. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Tony Rocco
2. Seiji Sakaguchi/Strong Kobayashi vs. Killer Karl Krupp/Brute Bernard SKY

11/17/78
1. (taped 11/9) Tatsumi Fujinami vs. ? WPW
2. Umanoseke Ueda vs. Kotetsu Yamamoto WPW
3. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Thunder Sugiyama WPW
4. Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Masa Saito WPW

11/24/78
1. Hiro Matsuda vs. Umanoseke Ueda WPW
2. Osami Kido vs. Riki Choshu WPW
3. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Strong Kobayashi WPW

12/1/78 (taped 11/30)
1. Strong Kobayashi vs. Seiji Sakaguchi raijin c2 55-77
2. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Ryuma Go raijin c2 55-77

12/8/78 (taped 12/5)
1. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Kantaro Hoshino WPW
2. Hiro Matsuda vs. Riki Choshu WPW
3. Strong Kobayashi/Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Umanoseke Ueda/Thunder Sugiyama SKY

12/15/78 (taped 12/14)
1. Antonio Inoki COR Bob Backlund 21:12 RAIJIN c2 78-95

12/22/78 (taped 12/16)
1. Antonio Inoki vs. Hiro Matsuda 23:06 RAIJIN c2 65-79

12/29/78 (taped 11/25)
1. Roland Bock vs. Antonio Inoki RAIJIN c2 80-81

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