WAR Anniversary Show
Promotion(s)Wrestle Association R
First event1st Anniversary of Revolution
Last event8 Years Later
Event gimmickThe anniversary celebration of WAR and flagship event

WAR Anniversary Show was a professional wrestling event produced by the Japanese professional wrestling promotion Wrestle Association R (WAR) to commemorate the anniversary of the promotion's founding by Genichiro Tenryu in 1992. The event to celebrate its anniversary was held between 1993 and 2000.

Dates, venues and main events

Event Date City Venue Attendance Main event
1st Anniversary of Revolution June 17, 1993 Tokyo, Japan Nippon Budokan 14,300 Genichiro Tenryu vs. Shinya Hashimoto
2nd Anniversary of Revolution July 17, 1994 Sumo Hall 11,050 Atsushi Onita, Crusher Bam Bam Bigelow and Genichiro Tenryu vs. Ashura Hara, Jinsei Shinzaki and John Tenta
3rd Anniversary Show July 7, 1995 9,000 Genichiro Tenryu vs. Koji Kitao
4th Anniversary Show July 20, 1996 11,000 Koki Kitahara, Nobuhiko Takada and Yuhi Sano vs. Fuyuki-Gun (Hiromichi Fuyuki, Jado and Gedo) for the vacant WAR World Six-Man Tag Team Championship
5th Anniversary Show July 6, 1997 6,000 Genichiro Tenryu vs. Tarzan Goto
7th Anniversary Show June 20, 1999 Korakuen Hall 2,100 Genichiro Tenryu, Nobutaka Araya and Shoji Nakamaki vs. Atsushi Onita, Sambo Asako and Takashi Okamura
8 Years Later July 13, 2000 2,000 Genichiro Tenryu vs. Hayabusa

Results

1st Anniversary of Revolution

1st Anniversary of Revolution
PromotionWrestling and Romance
DateJune 17, 1993
CityTokyo, Japan
VenueNippon Budokan
Attendance14,300
WAR Anniversary Show chronology
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First
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2nd Anniversary of Revolution

1st Anniversary of Revolution marked the first anniversary of Wrestling and Romance after the promotion was established in 1992. The event took place on June 17, 1993 at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan, drawing a crowd of 14,300 people.

Results
No. Results[1] Stipulations Times
1 Black Cat and Osamu Nishimura defeated Nobukazu Hirai and Yuji Yasuraoka Tag team match 12:08
2 Último Dragón defeated Norio Honaga Singles match N/A
3 Takashi Ishikawa defeated Masashi Aoyagi Singles match 5:26
4 Heisei Ishingun (Kengo Kimura, Shiro Koshinaka and The Great Kabuki) defeated Raging Staff (Super Strong Machine and Tatsutoshi Goto) and Yoshiro Ito Six-man tag team match 11:34
5 Hiroshi Hase defeated Hiromichi Fuyuki Singles match N/A
6 John Tenta and King Haku defeated The Barbarian and Tony Halme Tag team match 15:10
7 Masahiro Chono defeated Koki Kitahara Singles match 13:32
8 The Great Muta defeated Ashura Hara Singles match 11:59
9 Genichiro Tenryu defeated Shinya Hashimoto Singles match 18:23

2nd Anniversary of Revolution

2nd Anniversary of Revolution
PromotionWrestling and Romance
DateJuly 17, 1994
CityTokyo, Japan
VenueSumo Hall
Attendance11,050
WAR Anniversary Show chronology
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1st Anniversary of Revolution
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3rd Anniversary Show

2nd Anniversary of Revolution marked the second anniversary of Wrestling and Romance. The event took place on July 17, 1994 at the Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan, drawing a crowd of 11,050 people. The event featured a special six-man tag team tournament, in which eight six-man teams were paired in three rounds and paired Atsushi Onita and WAR owner Genichiro Tenryu in one team along with Crusher Bam Bam Bigelow, just a few months after Tenryu had beaten Onita in a no ropes barbed wire deathmatch at FMW 5th Anniversary Show.

Results
No. Results[2] Stipulations Times
1 Masanobu Kurisu defeated Yuji Yasuraoka Singles match 12:15
2 Ashura Hara, Jinsei Shinzaki and John Tenta defeated Fuyuki-Gun (Hiromichi Fuyuki, Gedo and Jado) Six-Man Tag Team Tournament quarter-final match 9:04
3 Koji Ishinriki, Koki Kitahara and Takashi Ishikawa defeated Akio Kobayashi, Koji Kitao and Masaaki Mochizuki Six-Man Tag Team Tournament quarter-final match 6:37
4 Arashi, Kendo Nagasaki and Masashi Aoyagi defeated Animal Hamaguchi, Nobukazu Hirai and Shoichi Funaki Six-Man Tag Team Tournament quarter-final match 13:23
5 Atsushi Onita, Crusher Bam Bam Bigelow and Genichiro Tenryu defeated Lionheart, Vampiro Casanova and The Warlord Six-Man Tag Team Tournament quarter-final match 9:38
6 Ashura Hara, Jinsei Shinzaki and John Tenta defeated Koji Ishinriki, Koki Kitahara and Takashi Ishikawa Six-Man Tag Team Tournament semi-final match 11:14
7 Atsushi Onita, Crusher Bam Bam Bigelow and Genichiro Tenryu defeated Arashi, Kendo Nagasaki and Masashi Aoyagi Six-Man Tag Team Tournament semi-final match 10:43
8 Último Dragón (c) defeated The Great Sasuke Singles match for the UWA World Middleweight Championship 22:23
9 Atsushi Onita, Crusher Bam Bam Bigelow and Genichiro Tenryu defeated Ashura Hara, Jinsei Shinzaki and John Tenta Six-Man Tag Team Tournament final match 16:04
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Tournament bracket

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
Ashura Hara, Jinsei Shinzaki and John Tenta Pin
Fuyuki-Gun
(Hiromichi Fuyuki, Gedo and Jado)
12:15
Ashura Hara, Jinsei Shinzaki and John Tenta Pin
Koji Ishinriki, Koki Kitahara and Takashi Ishikawa 11:14
Koji Ishinriki, Koki Kitahara and Takashi Ishikawa Pin
Akio Kobayashi, Koji Kitao and Masaaki Mochizuki 6:37
Ashura Hara, Jinsei Shinzaki and John Tenta Pin
Atsushi Onita, Crusher Bam Bam Bigelow and Genichiro Tenryu 16:04
Arashi, Kendo Nagasaki and Masashi Aoyagi Pin
Animal Hamaguchi, Nobukazu Hirai and Shoichi Funaki 13:23
Arashi, Kendo Nagasaki and Masashi Aoyagi Pin
Atsushi Onita, Crusher Bam Bam Bigelow and Genichiro Tenryu 10:43
Atsushi Onita, Crusher Bam Bam Bigelow and Genichiro Tenryu Pin
Lionheart, Vampiro Casanova and The Warlord 9:38

3rd Anniversary Show

3rd Anniversary Show
PromotionWrestling and Romance
DateJuly 7, 1995
CityTokyo, Japan
VenueSumo Hall
Attendance9,000
WAR Anniversary Show chronology
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2nd Anniversary of Revolution
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4th Anniversary Show

3rd Anniversary Show took place on July 7, 1995 at the Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

Results
No. Results[3][4] Stipulations Times
1 Hiroshi Itakura, Osamu Tachihikari and Yuji Yasuraoka defeated Fukumen Taro, Kamikaze and Masayoshi Motegi Six-man tag team match N/A
2 Nobutaka Araya defeated Nobukazu Hirai via submission Singles match N/A
3 Koki Kitahara defeated Arashi Singles match N/A
4 Lionheart (c) defeated Último Dragón Singles match for the WAR International Junior Heavyweight Championship 19:59
5 Bob Backlund, Jimmy Snuka and Mil Mascaras defeated Hector Garza and The Eliminators (John Kronus and Perry Saturn) Six-man tag team match 18:08
6 Mr. Gannosuke and Tarzan Goto defeated Fuyuki-Gun (Jado and Gedo) Tag team match 22:57
7 Animal Hamaguchi and Riki Choshu defeated Masao Orihara and Tatsutoshi Goto Tag team match 8:55
8 Shiro Koshinaka defeated Hiromichi Fuyuki via submission Singles match 18:55
9 Genichiro Tenryu defeated Koji Kitao in round 4 Ten-round match 2:21
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

4th Anniversary Show

4th Anniversary Show
PromotionWrestle Association R
DateJuly 20, 1996
CityTokyo, Japan
VenueSumo Hall
Attendance11,000
WAR Anniversary Show chronology
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3rd Anniversary Show
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5th Anniversary Show

4th Anniversary Show commemorated the fourth anniversary of WAR. The event took place on July 20, 1996 at the Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The event featured an eight-team tournament for the vacant World Six-Man Tag Team Championship, which had been vacated by previous champions Fuyuki-Gun after they vacated the title in June to participate in the tournament.

Results
No. Results[5] Stipulations Times
1 Nobukazu Hirai and Último Dragón defeated Lion Do and Ti Do Tag team match 15:19
2 Fuyuki-Gun (Hiromichi Fuyuki, Jado and Gedo) defeated Kazuo Yamazaki, Osamu Kido and Takashi Iizuka WAR World Six-Man Tag Team Championship tournament quarter-final match 19:21
3 Osamu Nishimura, Riki Choshu and Satoshi Kojima defeated 200% Machine, Yoji Anjo and Yoshihiro Takayama WAR World Six-Man Tag Team Championship tournament quarter-final match 10:23
4 Arashi, John Tenta and Osamu Taitoko defeated Koji Kitao, Koki Kitahara and Masaaki Mochizuki WAR World Six-Man Tag Team Championship tournament quarter-final match 11:46
5 Masahito Kakihara, Nobuhiko Takada and Yuhi Sano defeated Genichiro Tenryu, Nobutaka Araya and Tatsumi Fujinami via submission WAR World Six-Man Tag Team Championship tournament quarter-final match 16:40
6 El Samurai and Jushin Thunder Liger defeated Lance Storm and Yuji Yasuraoka (c) Tag team match for the WAR International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 15:45
7 Fuyuki-Gun defeated Osamu Nishimura, Riki Choshu and Satoshi Kojima WAR World Six-Man Tag Team Championship tournament semi-final match 11:23
8 Masahito Kakihara, Nobuhiko Takada and Yuhi Sano defeated Arashi, John Tenta and Osamu Taitoko via submission WAR World Six-Man Tag Team Championship tournament semi-final match 11:22
9 Rey Misterio, Jr. defeated Juventud Guerrera (c) Singles match for the WWA World Welterweight Championship 8:36
10 Masahito Kakihara, Nobuhiko Takada and Yuhi Sano defeated Fuyuki-Gun via submission WAR World Six-Man Tag Team Championship tournament final match 12:35
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Tournament bracket

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
Fuyuki-Gun
(Hiromichi Fuyuki, Gedo and Jado)
Pin
Kazuo Yamazaki, Osamu Kido and Takashi Iizuka 19:21
Fuyuki-Gun Pin
Osamu Nishimura, Riki Choshu and Satoshi Kojima 11:23
Osamu Nishimura, Riki Choshu and Satoshi Kojima Pin
200% Machine, Yoji Anjo and Yoshihiro Takayama 10:23
Fuyuki-Gun Sub
Masahito Kakihara, Nobuhiko Takada and Yuhi Sano 12:35
Arashi, John Tenta and Osamu Taitoko Pin
Koji Kitao, Koki Kitahara and Masaaki Mochizuki 11:46
Arashi, John Tenta and Osamu Taitoko Sub
Masahito Kakihara, Nobuhiko Takada and Yuhi Sano 11:22
Masahito Kakihara, Nobuhiko Takada and Yuhi Sano Sub
Genichiro Tenryu, Nobutaka Araya and Tatsumi Fujinami 16:40

5th Anniversary Show

5th Anniversary Show
PromotionWrestle Association R
DateJuly 6, 1997
CityTokyo, Japan
VenueSumo Hall
Attendance6,000
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4th Anniversary Show
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7th Anniversary Show

5th Anniversary Show commemorated the fifth anniversary of WAR. The event took place on July 6, 1997 at the Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The show was headlined by a main event between Genichiro Tenryu and Tarzan Goto, which Tenryu won. A match was held for the vacant World Six-Man Tag Team Championship at the event, in which Koki Kitahara, Lance Storm and Nobutaka Araya defeated Mitsuharu Kitao, Nobukazu Hirai and Tommy Dreamer to capture the vacant title. The event was televised on Samurai! TV.

Results
No. Results[6] Stipulations Times
1 Shigeo Okumura, Shoichi Ichimiya and Tomohiro Ishii defeated Masaaki Mochizuki, Takashi Okamura and Yoshikazu Taru Six-man tag team match 13:49
2 Ryo Miyake defeated Battle Ranger Singles match 7:50
3 Michiko Omukai and Rumi Kazama defeated Eagle Sawai and Sayuri Okino Tag team match 13:32
4 Kishin Kawabata and Takashi Ishikawa defeated Jun Kikuchi and Osamu Tachihikari Tag team match 13:27
5 Arashi and Shinichi Nakano defeated Joel Deaton and Tatsuo Nakano Tag team match 15:03
6 Yoshiaki Fujiwara defeated Abdullah the Butcher Singles match 14:19
7 Yuji Yasuraoka (c) defeated Masao Orihara Singles match for the WAR International Junior Heavyweight Championship 17:06
8 Koki Kitahara, Lance Storm and Nobutaka Araya defeated Mitsuharu Kitao, Nobukazu Hirai and Tommy Dreamer Six-man tag team match for the vacant WAR World Six-Man Tag Team Championship 16:46
9 Genichiro Tenryu defeated Tarzan Goto Singles match 16:59
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

7th Anniversary Show

7th Anniversary Show
PromotionWrestle Association R
DateJune 20, 1999
CityTokyo, Japan
VenueKorakuen Hall
Attendance2,100
WAR Anniversary Show chronology
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5th Anniversary Show
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8 Years Later

7th Anniversary Show was the seventh anniversary event of Wrestle Association R, which took place on June 20, 1999 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. This marked the first time that the event was held at the Korakuen Hall and the first time that it was held at any other venue instead of Sumo Hall, where the previous four Anniversary Show events had taken place. In the main event, Genichiro Tenryu revived his feud with Atsushi Onita as the two captained opposite teams in a Street Fight Tornado Deathmatch.

Results
No. Results[7] Stipulations Times
1 Masao Orihara defeated Tomohiro Ishii Singles match 12:09
2 Tatsumi Kitahara defeated Ni Hao via submission Singles match 6:05
3 Ryuma Go defeated Thunder Warrior Alpha via submission Singles match 7:42
4 Genichiro Tenryu and Magnum Tokyo defeated Nobutaka Araya and Sumo Fuji Tag team match 5:35
5 Arashi and Osamu Tachihikari defeated Daikokubo Benkei and Ichiro Yaguchi Tag team match 12:42
6 Naohiro Hoshikawa and Super Delfin defeated Masaaki Mochizuki and Yuji Yasuraoka Tag team match 17:39
7 Masaaki Mochizuki defeated Yuji Yasuraoka Singles match 4:31
8 Genichiro Tenryu, Nobutaka Araya and Shoji Nakamaki defeated Atsushi Onita, Sambo Asako and Takashi Okamura Street Fight Tornado Deathmatch 12:52

8 Years Later

8 Years Later
PromotionWrestle Association R
DateJuly 13, 2000
CityTokyo, Japan
VenueKorakuen Hall
Attendance2,000
WAR Anniversary Show chronology
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7th Anniversary Show
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Last

8 Years Later marked the eighth anniversary of Wrestle Association R and was the final event of the promotion before Genichiro Tenryu closed it down to return to All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW). The event took place on July 13, 2000 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan and was headlined by an interpromotional match in which Tenryu took on Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling wrestler Hayabusa.

Results
No. Results[8] Stipulations Times
1 Osamu Tachihikari defeated Nobukazu Hirai Singles match 8:22
2 TARU defeated Stalker Ichikawa Singles match 12:25
3 Shoji Nakamaki defeated Mitsunobu Kikuzawa Singles match 5:40
4 Keiko Aono and Shinobu Kandori defeated Harley Saito and Noriyo Tateno Tag team match 11:04
5 Masaaki Mochizuki defeated Tomohiro Ishii Singles match 14:24
6 Crazy MAX (CIMA, Sumo Dandy Fuji 2000 and SUWA) defeated Dragon Kid, Genki Horiguchi and SAITO Six-man tag team match 17:21
7 Koki Kitahara defeated Nobutaka Araya Singles match 10:54
8 Genichiro Tenryu defeated Hayabusa Singles match 12:44

References

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  2. ^ "WAR 2nd Anniversary of Revolution". Cagematch. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  3. ^ "WAR 3rd Anniversary Show". Cagematch. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  4. ^ Ryan Mancuso. "WAR 3rd Anniversary Memorial on 7/7/95". Puroresu Central. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  5. ^ "WAR 4th Anniversary Show". Cagematch. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
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  7. ^ "WAR 7th Anniversary Show". Cagematch. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  8. ^ "WAR 8 Years Later". Cagematch. Retrieved 24 May 2018.