Tiger Mask Defeats NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion Les Thornton

by Mark Long

Tiger Mask - historyofwrestling.comNew Japan Pro Wrestling superstar Tiger Mask defeats NWA World Junior Heavyweight champion Les Thornton in Shizuoka, Japan. Tiger Mask would then go on to win the WWF Junior Heavyweight championship just three weeks later, establishing himself as the most dominant junior heavyweight in the sport at the time.