NJPW New Japan Pro Wrestling (1981)

1981

New Years Series (1-9 to 2-12)
Ken Patera
Samoan #1
Samoan #2
The Enforcer
Tom Pritchard
Bad News Allen
Tiger Jeet Singh (1-30 to 2-12)
Bobby Duncum (2-4 to 2-12)

1-1-81 (taped 12-29-81 MSG)
1. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Don Diamond SAM
2. Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Samoan #2 SAM
3. Antonio Inoki vs. Bobby Duncum SAM
1-9-81
1. The Enforcer vs. Kengo Kimura RAIJIN c5 53
2. Ken Patera vs. Riki Choshu RAIJIN c5 53
3. Antonio Inoki/Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Samoan #1/#2 RAIJIN c5 53

1-16-81
1. Strong Kobayashi/Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Samoan #1/#2 RAIJIN c5 53
2. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Tom Pritchard RAIJIN c5 53
3. Antonio Inoki/Riki Choshu vs. Ken Patera/The Enforcer RAIJIN c5 52

1-23-81 (taped 1-22)
1. Riki Choshu vs. Bad News Allen RAIJIN c5 52
2. Ken Patera vs. Tatsumi Fujinami RAIJIN c5 52
3. Antonio Inoki/Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Samoan #1/#2 RAIJIN c5 52

1-30-81
1. Kengo Kimura vs. Samoan #2
2. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Samoan #1
3. Antonio Inoki/Seiji Sakaguchi/Riki Choshu d.
Bad News Allen/Ken Patera/Tiger Jeet Singh RAIJIN c5 52

2-6-81
1. Tatsumi Fujinami/Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Ken Patera/Bobby Duncum
2. Tiger Jeet Singh vs. Antonio Inoki RAIJIN c5 52

2-13-81
1. Tiger Jeet Singh vs. Antonio Inoki (taped 2-6) RAIJIN c5 52
2. Riki Choshu/Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Samoans #1/#2 (taped 2-4) RAIJIN c5 52
3. Antonio Inoki vs. Ken Patera (taped 2-4) RAIJIN c5 42

2-20-81 (taped 2-9)
1. Seiji Sakaguchi vs. The Enforcer SAM
2. Samoans #1/#2 vs. Kengo Kimura/Riki Choshu SAM
3. Tatsumi Fujinami/Antonio Inoki vs. Tiger Jeet Singh/Bobby Duncum SAM

2-27-81 (taped 2-12)
1. Tiger Jeet Singh vs. Tatsumi Fujinami RAIJIN c5 42
2. Riki Choshu/Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Samoans #1/#2 RAIJIN c5 42
3. Antonio Inoki vs. Bobby Duncum RAIJIN c5 42

WWF Big Fight Series #1 (3-6 to 3-26)
Don Muraco
Perro Aguayo
Anibal
Fishman
Hulk Hogan (3-6 to 3-11)
Tiger Jeet Singh (3-19 to 3-26)

3-10-81 (taped 3-8)
1. Fishman vs. George Takano RAIJIN c5 42
2. Gran Hamada/Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Anibal/Perro Aguayo RAIJIN c5 42
3. Hulk Hogan/Don Muraco vs. Antonio Inoki/Killer Khan RAIJIN c5 42

3-13-81
1. Gran Hamada vs. Anibal RAIJIN c5 42
2. Umanoseke Ueda vs. Killer Khan RAIJIN c5 48
3. George Takano/Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Fishman/Perro Aguayo RAIJIN c5 48
4. Antonio Inoki vs. Don Muraco RAIJIN c5 42

3-20-81
1. Killer Khan vs. Umanoseke Ueda RAIJIN c5 48
2. Tatsumi Fujinami/Antonio Inoki vs. Fishman/Perro Aguayo
3. Riki Choshu/Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Don Muraco/Tiger Jeet Singh RAIJIN c5 48

3-27-81 (taped 3-26)
1. Perro Aguayo vs. Gran Hamada RAIJIN c5 48
2. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Kengo Kimura raijin c5 48
3. Killer Khan/Antonio Inoki vs. Umanoseke Ueda/Tiger Jeet Singh raijin c5 48

4-3-81 —-no show—-

Big Fight Series #2 (4-3 to 4-23)
Ken Patera
Dynamite Kid
El Canek
Rick McGraw
Tiger Jeet Singh (4-3 to 4-8)
Bob Backlund (4-10 to 4-16)
Stan Hansen (4-17 to 4-23)

4-10-81
1. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Dynamite Kid RAIJIN
2. Bob Backlund/Rick McGraw vs. Riki Choshu/Antonio Inoki RAIJIN c5 48

4-17-81
1. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Kengo Kimura RAIJIN
2. Antonio Inoki vs. Stan Hansen SAM

4-24-81 —no show—

5-1-81 (taped 4-23)
1. Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid SAM
2. Antonio Inoki vs. Stan Hansen SAM

4th MSG Series (5-8 to 6-4)
Stan Hansen
Hulk Hogan
Sargeant Slaughter
Chris Adams
Mike Masters
Tiger Jeet Singh (5-12 to 6-4)
Dusty Rhodes (5-22 to 6-4)
Bob Backlund (5-29 to 6-4)

5-8-81
1. Tiger Mask vs. Black Cat RAIJIN c5 43
2. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Mike Masters WPW
3. Stan Hansen/Bobby Duncum vs. Riki Choshu/Antonio Inoki SAM

5-15-81 (taped 5-8)
1. Tiger Mask vs. Chris Adams RAIJIN c5 48
2. Riki Choshu/Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Sgt. Slaughter/Tiger Jeet Singh RAIJIN c6 56
3. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Stan Hansen RAIJIN c5 48
4. Antonio Inoki vs. Hulk Hogan RAIJIN c6 56

5-22-81—no show—

5-29-81
1. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Chris Adams RAIJIN c6 56
2. Stan Hansen/Hulk Hogan vs. Bob Backlund/Dusty Rhodes RAIJIN c6 56
3. Tiger Jeet Singh vs. Antonio Inoki RAIJIN c6 56

6-5-81 (taped 6-4)
1. Antonio Inoki vs. Tiger Jeet Singh SAM
2. Antonio Inoki vs. Stan Hansen SAM

6-12-81 (taped 5-26)
1. Tatsumi Fujinami/Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Chris Adams/Sgt. Slaughter RAIJIN c6 56
2. Tiger Jeet Singh vs. Bobby Duncum RAIJIN c6 56
3. Antonio Inoki/Dusty Rhodes vs. Stan Hansen/Hulk Hogan SAM

6-19-81
1. Tiger Mask/Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Chris Adams/Sgt. Slaughter (taped 6-4) SAM
2. Bob Backlund vs. Hulk Hogan (taped 6-3) RAIJIN c5 41
3. Dusty Rhodes/ Inoki vs. Sgt. Slaughter/Bobby Duncum (taped 6-3) RAIJIN c5 41

6-24-81 Special
1. Martial Arts match Wilson vs. Thai
2. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Black Cat RAIJIN c5 47
3. Tiger Mask vs. Villano III RAIJIN c5 47
4. Tiger Toguchi vs. Killer Khan RAIJIN c5 47
5. Stan Hansen/Abby vs. Antonio Inoki/Riki Choshu RAIJIN c5 47

6-26-81 (taped 6-8 MSG)
1. Tatsumi Fujinami/Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. The Moondogs SAM
2. Dusty Rhodes vs. Killer Khan SAM

Summer Fight Series (7-3 to 8-6)
Abdullah the Butcher
Masked Superstar
Bad News Allen
Les Thornton
Stan Lane
Frank Savage
Ron Hawk (7-21 to 8-6)
Scorpio (7-21 to 8-6)

7-3-81
1. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Les Thornton SAM
2. Antonio Inoki/Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Bad News Allen/Abby SAM

7-10-81
1. Bad News Allen/Abby vs. Riki Choshu/Seiji Sakaguchi RAIJIN c5 41
2. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Bad News Allen RAIJIN c5 41
3. Antonio Inoki vs. Masked Superstar RAIJIN c5 41

7-17-81 (taped 7-15)
1. Les Thornton vs. Kengo Kimura RAIJIN c5 41
2. Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Masked Superstar RAIJIN c5 41
3. Antonio Inoki/Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Bad News Allen/Abby RAIJIN c5 41

7-24-81
1. Les Thornton vs. George Takano RAIJIN c5 45
2. Nador vs. Riki Choshu RAIJIN c5 45
3. Antonio Inoki/Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Bad News Allen/Abby RAIJIN c5 45

7-31-81
1. Ron Hawk vs. Kengo Kimura RAIJIN c5 45
2. Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Abby RAIJIN c5 45
3. Bad News Allen/Masked Superstar vs. Riki Choshu/Antonio Inoki RAIJIN c5 45
4. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Les Thornton RAIJIN c5 45

8-7-81 (taped 8-6)
1. Tiger Mask vs. Scorpio
2. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Stan Lane SAM
3. Abby vs. Seiji Sakaguchi RAIJIN c5 45
4. Antonio Inoki vs. Masked Superstar SAM

8-14-81 (taped 8-2)
1. Tiger Mask vs. Scorpio SAM
2. Roland Bock vs. Riki Choshu SAM
3. Abby vs. Tatsumi Fujinami SAM
4. Antonio Inoki vs. Bad News Allen SAM

Bloody Fight Series (8-21 to 9-23)
Stan Hansen
Bad News Allen
Pete Roberts
Jim Duggan
El Solitario
Brazo de Oro
Brazo de Plata
Dick Murdoch (8-12 to 9-3)
Andre the Giant (9-4 to 9-23)
Solar (9-17 to 9-23)

8-21-81
1. Tiger Mask/Solitario vs. Brazo de Oro/Brazo de Plata WPW
2. Tiger Toguchi vs. Dick Murdoch RAIJIN c5 47
3. Antonio Inoki/Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Stan Hansen/Pete Roberts RAIJIN c5 47

8-28-81
1. Tiger Mask vs. Brazo de Oro RAIJIN c5 45
2. Pete Roberts/Bad News Allen/Stan Hansen d.
Riki Choshu/Tatsumi Fujinami/Seiji Sakaguchi RAIJIN c5 54
3. Antonio Inoki vs. Dick Murdoch RAIJIN c5 54

9-4-81
1. Killer Khan vs. Andre the Giant RAIJIN c5 54
2. Tiger Mask/Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Pete Roberts/Solitario RAIJIN c5 54
3. Bad News Allen/Andre the Giant/Stan Hansen d.
Riki Choshu/Tiger Toguchi/Antonio Inoki RAIJIN c5 54

9-11-81 (taped 9-9)
1. Tiger Mask/Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Brazo de Oro/Plata RAIJIN c5 54
2. Andre the Giant vs. Seiji Sakaguchi RAIJIN c5 54
3. Antonio Inoki/Riki Choshu vs. Bad News News/Stan Hansen RAIJIN c5 54

9-18-81
1. Tiger Mask/Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Solitario/Solar SAM
2. Bad News Allen/Andre the Giant vs. Tiger Toguchi/Seiji Sakaguchi SAM
3. Antonio Inoki vs. Stan Hansen SAM

9-25-81 (taped 9-23)
1. Tiger Mask vs. Solar SAM
2. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Solitario SAM
3. Stan Hansen vs. Andre the Giant SAM
4. Antonio Inoki vs. Tiger Toguchi SAM

10-2-81 (taped 9-17)
1. Tiger Mask vs. Brazo de Plata RAIJIN c5 54
2. Stan Hansen vs. Tiger Toguchi RAIJIN c5 50
3. Antonio Inoki vs. Andre the Giant RAIJIN c5 50

10-9-81 (taped 10-8)
1. Tiger Mask vs. Masked Hurrican SAM
2. Stan Hansen/Hulk Hogan vs. Riki Choshu/Dino Bravo SAM
3. Rusher Kimura vs. Antonio Inoki SAM

Series 10-9 to 11-5
Andre the Giant
Dick Murdock
Dino Bravo
Bad News Allen
Masked Superstar
Steve Travis
El Texano
El Signo
Negro Navarro
Hulk Hogan (10-8 to 10-17)

10-16-81
1. Tiger Mask vs. El Texano RAIJIN c5 50
2. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Steve Travis RAIJIN c5 50
3. Antonio Inoki/Riki Choshu vs. Bad News Allen/Andre the Giant SAM

10-23-81
1. Tiger Mask/Gran Hamada vs. El Signo/Negro Navarro RAIJIN c5 50
2. Tatsumi Fujinami/Osamu Kido vs. Animal Hamaguchi/Isamu Teranishi RAIJIN c5 50
3. Antonio Inoki/Riki Choshu vs. Abby/Masked Superstar RAIJIN c5 50

10-30-81—no show—-

11-6-81 (taped 11-5)
1. Tiger Mask vs. Gran Hamada SAM
2. Antonio Inoki vs. Rusher Kimura SAM

11-13-81 (taped 10-30)
1. Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Animal Hamaguchi
2. Tiger Mask/Kengo Kimura vs. El Signo/Negro Navarro SAM
3. Antonio Inoki/Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Bad News Allen/Seiji Sakaguchi SAM

2nd MSG Tag League (11-19 to 12-10)
Andre the Giant
Stan Hansen
Dick Murdock
Bad News Allen
Rene Goulet
El Canek
Super Maquina
Pat Patterson (11-19 to 12-2)
Hulk Hogan (11-29 to 12-3)
Samoan #1 (11-19 to 12-5)
Samoan #2 (11-19 to 12-5)
Dusty Rhodes (12-4 to 12-10)
Ron Hawk (12-4 to 12-10)

11-20-81
1. Yoshiaki Yatsu/Riki Choshu vs. Samoans #1/#2 RAIJIN
2. Stan Hansen/Dick Murodck vs. Killer Khan/Tiger Toguchi RAIJIN
3. Antonio Inoki/Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Andre the Giant/Rene Goulet RAIJIN

11-27-81
1. Yoshiaki Yatsu/Riki Choshu vs. Super Maqunia/El Canek RAIJIN
2. Dick Murodck/Stan Hansen vs. Rene Goulet/Andre the Giant RAIJIN
3. Antonio Inoki/Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Killer Khan/Tiger Toguchi RAIJIN

12-4-81
1. Dusty Rhodes/Dick Murdock vs. Yoshikai Yatsu/Kengo Kimura RAIJIN
2. Roland Bock vs. Riki Choshu RAIJIN
3. Rene Goulet/Andre the Giant vs. Killer Khan/Tiger Toguchi RAIJIN
4. Antonio Inoki/Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Rusher Kimura/Animal Hamaguchi RAIJIN

12-11-81 (taped 12-10)
1. Antonio Inoki/Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Stan Hansen/Dick Murdock SAM
2. Antonio Inoki/Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Dick Murdock/Stan Hansen SAM
3. Rene Goulet/Andre the Giant vs. Antonio Inoki/Tatsumi Fujinami WPW

12-18-81 (taped 12-8)
1. Tiger Mask vs. El Canek SAM
2. Dick Murdock/Dusty Rhodes vs. Rusher Kimura/Tiger Toguchi SAM
3. Andre the Giant vs. Killer Khan SAM
4. Stan Hansen/Roland Bock vs. Antonio Inoki/Tatsumi Fujinami SAM

12-25-81 (taped 12-1)
1. Tiger Mask/Tatsumi Fujinami vs. El Canek/Super Maquina SAM
2. Andre the Giant vs. Tiger Toguchi SAM
3. Antonio Inoki vs. Hulk Hogan SAM

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