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Encyclopedia > Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance

Nihon Puroresu Kyōkai (日本プロレス協会, Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance or Japan[ese] Wrestling Association) was the first professional wrestling promotion to be based in Japan. It operated from 1953 to 1973. Founded by Rikidozan when he established a territory that would represent the National Wrestling Alliance in Japan. In those early days, Japanese professional wrestlers came from out of the sumo or judo ranks; former sumotori usually used their shikona (Rikidozan, Azumafuji, Toyonobori, etc.) while former judokas usually used their real names or modifications of them (Masahiko Kimura, Michiaki Yoshimura, etc.) This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Rikidōzan (Japanese: 力道山, Korean: 역도산, November 14, 1924 - December 15, 1963) was a professional wrestler, known as the Father of Puroresu and one of the most influential men in wrestling history. ... National Wrestling Alliance logo The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ... A Sumo match (Ozeki Kaio vs. ... Judo ), meaning gentle way, is a modern Japanese martial art (gendai budō) and combat sport, that originated in Japan in the late nineteenth century. ... Azumafuji Kinichi was the first yokozuna to turn to Western-style professional wrestling in 1955. ... Masahiko Kimura redirects here. ...


After Rikidozan’s death in 1963, the company continued to operate as the nation’s premier (and only male) wrestling circuit until challenged in the late 1960's by International Pro Wrestling, which featured the first major World heavyweight championship based in Japan, the IWA title. The JWA's top stars, Giant Baba and Antonio Inoki left to form their own promotions (All Japan Pro Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling, respectively) in 1972. With its top drawing cards gone, the JWA was therefore out of business the following year. International Pro-Wrestling (国際プロレス興行;, Kokusai Puroresu Kogyo, International Wrestling Enterprise) was a professional wrestling promotion in Japan from 1967 to 1981. ... Shohei Baba (1938–1999) was a professional wrestler and co-founder of All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... Antonio Inoki (アントニオ猪木), real name Kanji Inoki (猪木寛至 Inoki Kanji, born February 20, 1943) is a retired Japanese professional wrestler and mixed martial artist who now resides in New York City. ... All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) (全日本プロレス, zen nihon puroresu) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion established in 1972. ... New Japan Pro Wrestling (新日本プロレス, shin nihon puroresu) is a major professional wrestling federation in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Championships based at JWA

The Japanese Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling championship defended in the Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance. ... The AJPW All Asia Heavyweight Championship was a title contested for in All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW). ... The AJPW All Asia Tag Team Championship is a tag team championship contested for in All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW). ... All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion established in 1972. ... The NWA International Heavyweight Championship was a singles title recognized by the National Wrestling Alliance through its partnership with the Japan Wrestling Association, and later by All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion established in 1972. ... The NWA International Tag Team Championship was a National Wrestling Alliance-sanctioned title contested for in All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW). ... All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion established in 1972. ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion established in 1972. ...

External links

  • JWA Title Histories

 
 

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