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AJPW - ALL JAPAN PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING

ALL JAPAN/
NATIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE
UNITED NATIONAL HEAVYWEIGHT
TITLE HISTORY

August 28, 1976--April 18, 1989

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

1.Jumbo Tsuruta
08/28/76-Tokyo
Defeats Jack Brisco in tournament final

2.Billy Robinson
03/05/77 Akita

3.Jumbo Tsuruta [2]
03/23/77 Miami, FL

4.Dick Murdoch
02/23/80 Kagoshima

5.Jumbo Tsuruta [3]
03/05/80-Kuroiso

6.Abdullah the Butcher
10/13/80-Nagoya
1st fall 07:05 (Tsuruta), 2nd fall 04:50 (Butcher), 3rd fall 02:42 (Butcher)

7.Jumbo Tsuruta [4]
01/22/81-Nirasaki
1st fall 07:47 (DCO), 2nd fall 03:33 (Tsuruta)

8.Harley Race
08/01/82-Tokyo
15:29

9.Jumbo Tsuruta [5]
10/24/82-Kitami
20:14

TITLE VACANT
06/17/83
Tsuruta vacates the title while on tour in Dallas, TX to concentrate on winning the International Title from Bruiser Brody.

10.Ted DiBiase
10/14/83
Awarded
allegedly wins 12-man tournament held across the U.S., winning the final by forfeit over Jerry Lawler.

11.Michael Hayes
01/28/84
Awarded; in Dallas, is said to have defeated Genichiro Tenryu in Japan for the title
in Japan, is said to have beaten Ted DiBiase in Athens, GA.

12.David Von Erich
02/03/84-Dallas, TX

TITLE VACANT
02/10/84
Von Erich dies before Japanese tour.

13.Genichiro Tenryu
02/23/84-Tokyo
Defeats Rick Steamboat

TITLE VACANT
02/86
Tenryu gives up the belt after being pinned by Yoshiaki Yatsu in a match for the International Tag Team Title.

14.Genichiro Tenryu [2]
04/26/86-Omiya
Defeats Ted DiBiase in tournament final.

15.Stan Hansen
07/27/88 Nagano

16.Jumbo Tsuruta [6]
04/18/89-Tokyo
Title becomes part of All Japan Triple Crown Title.

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