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This day in lucha libre history… (January 4) 

Published January 04, 2022

Discover the important events that occurred on this date in the lucha libre history

1994: Jushin “Thunder” Liger won the Tiger Mask III‘s mask in a Mask Vs. Mask Match at NJPW Battlefield at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. In this way, we knowed the identity of Koji Kanemoto.

 

 

1997: Jushin Thunder Liger won the J-Crown after beating the Legends of Lucha Libre superstar Ultimo Dragon at the NJPW Wrestling World at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.

 

 

1999: Dr. Wagner Jr. & Kendo Kashin won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship after beating Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa at NJPW Wrestling World at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.

 

 

2002: The Legends of Lucha Libre superstar The Great Sasuke, Jushin “Thunder” Liger & Tiger Mask IV defeated Dick Togo, Gedo & Jado at NJPW Wrestling World at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.

 

 

2008: Mascarita Dorada won the 2nd edition of CMLL Pequeños Reyes del Aire Tournament after beating Pequeño Damian 666 (Demus) at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City.

 

 

2009: Mistico (Caristico), Prince Devitt (Finn Bálor) & Rysuke Taguchi defeated Averno, Gedo & Jado at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom III at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.

 

 

2010: Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt (Finn Bálor) & Ryusuke Taguchi) retained the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship after beating Ultimo Guerrero & Averno at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom IV at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.

 

 

2011: La Sombra (Andrade) & Mascara Dorada (Gran Metalik) defeated Jushin “Thunder” Liger & Hector Garza in a Tag Team Match at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom V at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.

 

Click here to watch this complete match in our Match of the Day section. 

 

2012: Jushin “Thunder” Liger, KUSHIDA, Mascara Dorada & Tiger Mask IV defeated Atlantis, El Valiente, Taichi & Taka Michinoku at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom VI at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan.

 

 

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