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NEW JAPAN PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING

NWA JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE HISTORY

May 25, 1982--July 28, 1985

From Wrestling Title Histories
by Royal Duncan & Gary Will
with additional information from Brian Westcott

1.Tiger Mask (Satoru Sayama)
05/25/82-Shizuoka
Defeats Les Thornton
Is not recognized by North American NWA promoters after he appears on WWF cards.

TITLE VACANT
04/83
Tiger Mask injured while wrestling Dynamite Kid
Dynamite Kid and Kuniaki Kobayashi meet for the vacant title, 04/03/83, but go to a double countout.

2.Tiger Mask [2]
06/02/83-Tokyo
Defeats Kuniaki Kobayashi; Kobayashi steals the title belt 07/07/83 and wears it to the ring for some matches.

TITLE VACANT
08/12/83
Tiger Mask retires.

3.The Cobra (George Takano)
11/03/83-Tokyo
0:15:55
Defeats Davey Boy Smith.

4.Hiro Saito
07/28/85-Osaka
Wins by countout, and holds both WWF and NWA Junior Heavyweight Titles.

5.The Cobra [2]
07/28/85-Osaka
Returns later on the same card to challenge Saito and wins.

TITLE ABANDONED
08/01/85

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