Bruiser Brody Memorial Show

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The Bruiser Brody Memorial Show was a professional wrestling supercard held by Giant Baba and All Japan Pro Wrestling as a tribute to wrestler Bruiser Brody at Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan on August 29, 1988.[1][2] His wife and son were present at the event and his widow, Barbara Goodish, presented her late husband's chain to Stan Hanson so he could wear it in remembrance of Brody during his matches. The show received much attention from the Japanese press and, according to the Wrestling Observer, the media coverage "turned into almost an Elvis Presley type of thing as the magazines are still filled with Brody photos four weeks after his death and on Baba's show they mention his name dozens of times each hour". The show was attended by 16,300 fans and raised $70,000,[1] most of which were donated to Brody's family.[3]

Show results[edit]

Bruiser Brody Memorial[edit]

August 29, 1988 in Tokyo, Japan (Budokan Hall)

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Mitsuo Momota pinned Tsuyoshi Kikuchi Singles match 07:24[1]
2 Isao Takagi pinned Tatsumi Kitamura Singles match 06:42[1]
3 Mighty Inoue & Isamu Teranishi defeated Motoshi Okuma & Haruka Eigen by disqualification Tag team match 09:55[1]
4 Toshiaki Kawada & Yoshinari Ogawa defeated Masanobu Fuchi & Kenta Kobashi when Kawada pinned Kobashi Tag team match 09:38[1]
5 Shinichi Nakano & Akira Taue defeated Rocky Iaukea & The V when Nakano pinned Iaukea Tag team match 11:22[1]
6 The Great Kabuki pinned Goro Tsurumi Singles match 05:24[1]
7 Hiroshi Wajima & Takashi Ishikawa defeated Tom Zenk & Jerry Oates when Wajima pinned Oates Tag team match 15:36[1]
8 Jimmy Snuka & Johnny Ace defeated Tiger Mask II & Shinichi Nakano when Snuka pinned Nakano Tag team match 10:10[1]
9 Giant Baba pinned Rusher Kimura Singles match 11:20[1]
10 Stan Hansen defeated Abdullah the Butcher by disqualification Singles match 10:39[1]
11 Genichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara defeated Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu when Tenryu pinned Tsuruta Tag team match for the World Tag Team Championship 29:51[1]
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Budokan Hall 8/88". All Japan Budokan Hall Shows. ProWrestlingHistory.com. 
  2. ^ Puroresu Dojo. "1988". History of Puroresu: 1980s. Puroresu.com. 
  3. ^ Zenk, Tom. "The Bruiser Brody Memorial Show 8/29/88". Tom Zenk in Japan, 1988 - Bruiser Brody Memorial. TomZenk.net. 

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