Shohei “Giant” Baba Establishes All-Japan Pro Wrestling

by Mark Long

Bruno Sammartino - historyofwrestling.comA mere nine months after the debut of Antonio Inoki’s New Japan Pro Wrestling, Shohei “Giant” Baba establishes All-Japan Pro Wrestling with the support of Nippon Television. In the main event of AJPW’s first show, Bruno Sammartino & Terry Funk defeated Giant Baba & Sugiyama in a tag team match.