View from the Rising Sun by Masanori Horie--Abdullah The Butcher



 

VIEW FROM THE RISING SUN
by Masanori Horie

Abdullah The Butcher

Abdullah the Butcher
Abdullah the Butcher, Yokohama, March 2, 2000

Abdullah the Butcher will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of his first Japan tour (August 21-September 17, 1970). He, as usual, carved up opponents' foreheads with foreign objects (fork, ballpoint pen, etc.) after getting his own forehead carved up, and then he beat his opponent with a Flying Elbow Drop.

"When I step into the ring and hear fans screaming, it makes me feel good. This is my life. I'll keep going as long as fans and promoters keep paying me."

Larry Paul Shreve was born in downtown Windsor, Ontario, Canada as the third son and fourth of eight children of George and Martha Shreve on January 11, 1941. His father, George, was working for a local auto factory, and his mother, Martha, was working at a local funeral home. All of his family is a close family, and he really loves them as a big part of his life. (Other information that his real name is "Shreeve" and his birthday is "January 1" or "November 1" is incorrect.)

"My dad always said he didn't have much, but he would do what he could do to put us through school and help us succeed. We are a very happy family."

Everyone in his family had to work because of hard economic times in the 1940s. From seven years old, he was always looking for ways to make a dollar to help out his family ... selling newspapers, singing carols, selling coat hangers, collecting bottles, shoe shining, working as a bellhop, washing cars, and cleaning houses. He worked very hard to make money. Then, he started his own business, a used clothing store and a janitorial business with his family, and they had good success.

Abdullah's namecard

"When I look back on my life, I can see how the influences, especially of parents and grandparents, helped in the making of this boy into a man. I leaned to deal with a lot of different people and how to handle myself in a variety of situations and circumstances."

One day, he and his friends won several talent competitions on the local TV station. It was a great experience for him, and it worked within him the desire to be famous and perform the crowds. When he was involved with the Sea Cades (a youth military style organization), Essex Scottish (a reserve type military group), and Civil Defense in his hometown, he learned Judo and Karate, which would be the foundation of his life as a professional wrestler.

He started his career as a professional wrestler as "Zelis Amara" and then took the name of "Abdullah the Butcher," billed as the "Mad Man from the Sudan," in 1958. He had worked for both Detroit and Montreal promoters. He drove over 600 miles between Windsor and Quebec in those days.

"It was hard times in the beginning. Breaking into the business was very difficult. I was trying to make a living anyway."

"I did something different to keep people remembering me ... I ate raw chicken, paper, glass, and even a fly in front of the TV camera."

Finally, he got an opportunity to come to Japan for the first time. He came to JWA with Bob Stanlee, Mr. Atomic (Clyde Stevens), Prince Pullin, Jackie Fargo, Mystery Oregon, and Gerry Monti from August 21 to September 17. He had a lot of bloody feuds with the late Giant Baba, Jumbo Tsuruta, The Destroyer (Dick Beyer), Harley Race, Kintaro Ohki (Kim ILL), Dory & Terry Funk, Mil Mascaras, The Sheik, Antonio Inoki, and Stan Hansen in Japan. I was growing up, watching and attending the shows.

"My life has taken many twists and turns to get me to this point in life. It has been both exciting and rewarding, and sometimes even scary. But it has all been worth it in my life."

He worked for JWA (Nippon [Japan] Pro) from August 21, 1970 to May 15, 1972 (three tours), Giant Baba's All Japan Pro from December 2, 1972 to April 30, 1980 (27 tours), and Antonio Inoki's New Japan Pro from May 8, 1981 to February 6, 1985 (11 tours). He returned to All Japan Pro from November 21, 1981 to March 2, 1996 (36 tours), Tokyo Pro from April 20, 1996 to December 7, 1996 (seven tours), and Gen-ichiro Tenryu's WAR from May 5, 1997 to January 14, 1998 (seven tours). He has worked for Great Kojika's Big Japan Pro recently since January 2, 1999.

"If you want something, you have to work for it. No one gives you something for nothing. If you want something in this life, in this world you have to go out and get it. I found this out for myself."

Abdullah the Butcher
Abdullah the Butcher, Kawasaki City Gym, March 2, 2000
"How many times have you been stitched up?"
"So many times you could make a dress."

Please also read The Deep Scars Told Something

Flash Back:
Abdullah the Butcher
in Japan

1970

Abdullah, Masanori, and tour program
Abdullah, Masanori, and program from Abdullah's first Japan tour, Fukuoka, July 31, 1999

September 17, 1970---Taito Ward Gym, Tokyo (JWA)
International Heavyweight title match
Giant Baba beat Abdullah the Butcher (2-1)
(1) Baba beat Butcher (12:15 DQ)
(2) Butcher beat Baba (1:50)
(3) Baba beat Butcher (3:23)---Baba kept the title

1972

May 15, 1972---Komatsu City Gym, Ishikawa (JWA)
All Asian Tag Team title match
Seiji Sakaguchi & Michiaki Yoshimura beat Abdullah the Butcher & Carib's Hurricane (Cyclone Negro) (2-1)
(1) Sakaguchi & Yoshimura beat Butcher & Hurricane (16:35 countout)
(2) Hurricane beat Yoshimura (1:32)
(3) Yoshimura beat Hurricane (5:07)---Sakaguchi & Yoshimura kept the title

December 6, 1972---Yonezawa City Gym, Yamagata (All Japan)
PWF Heavyweight title match
Giant Baba beat Abdullah the Butcher (2-1)
(1) Baba beat Butcher (10:07 DQ)
(2) Butcher beat Baba (1:05)
(3) Baba beat Butcher (2:31)---Baba kept the title

1973

June 14, 1973---Kawasaki City Gym, Kanagawa (All Japan)
PWF Heavyweight title match
Giant Baba beat Abdullah the Butcher (2-1)
(1) Butcher beat Baba (4:57)
(2) Baba beat Butcher (8:59)
(3) Baba beat Butcher (4:40 DQ)---Baba kept the title

July 26, 1973---Tokyo Gym (All Japan)
PWF Heavyweight title match
Giant Baba beat Abdullah the Butcher (2-1)
(1) Baba beat Butcher (3:35)
(2) Butcher beat Baba (4:05)
(3) Baba beat Butcher (6:15)---Baba kept the title

1974

May 13, 1974---Hachioji, Tokyo (All Japan)
United States Heavyweight title match
The Destroyer (Dick Beyer) beat Abdullah the Butcher (12:07 DQ)---Destroyer kept the title

May 16, 1974---Osaka Gym (All Japan)
PWF Heavyweight title match
Giant Baba beat Abdullah the Butcher (2-1)
(1) Baba beat Butcher (8:59)
(2) Butcher beat Baba (14:12)
(3) Baba beat Butcher (6:15)---Baba kept the title

September 25, 1974---Yokohama Bunka Gym, Kanagawa (All Japan)
PWF Heavyweight title match
Giant Baba drew Abdullah the Butcher (1-1)
(1) Butcher beat Baba (4:15)
(2) Baba beat Butcher (6:22)
(3) 5:02 Double DQ---Baba kept the title

October 5, 1974---Nich-dai Kodo (Nihon University Hall), Tokyo (All Japan)
PWF Heavyweight title match
Giant Baba beat Abdullah the Butcher (2-1)
(1) Butcher beat Baba (7:42)
(2) Baba beat Butcher (4:49 doctor's stop)
(3) Butcher quit---Baba kept the title

October 10, 1974---Expo '70, Osaka (All Japan)
United States Heavyweight title matches
The Destroyer beat Abdullah the Butcher (2-1)
(1) Butcher beat Destroyer (2:33)
(2) Destroyer beat Butcher (4:35)
(3) Destroyer beat Butcher (5:49 DQ)---Destroyer kept the title

1975

October 12, 1975---Expo '70, Osaka (All Japan)
United States Heavyweight title match
Abdullah the Butcher beat The Destroyer (15:54)---Butcher became the new champion

October 30, 1975---Kuramae Kokugikan (Sumo Hall), Tokyo (All Japan)
United States Heavyweight title matches
Abdullah the Butcher beat Jumbo Tsuruta (2-1)
(1) Butcher beat Tsuruta (3:49)
(2) Tsuruta beat Butcher (5:06)
(3) Butcher beat Tsuruta (3:47)---Butcher kept the title

December 3, 1975---Kiryu City Gym, Gumma (All Japan)
United States Heavyweight title match
The Destroyer beat Abdullah the Butcher (2-1)
(1) Destroyer beat Butcher (5:58)
(2) Butcher beat Destroyer (5:23)
(3) Destroyer beat Butcher (2:50)---Destroyer became the new champion

1976

May 8, 1976---Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center, Hokkaido (All Japan)
Champion Carnival Single Round Robin Tournament Final
Abdullah the Butcher beat Giant Baba (9:53 DQ)---Butcher won the fourth Champion Carnival

September 30, 1976---Iwate Prefectural Gym, Morioka (All Japan)
International Tag Team title match
Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta beat Abdullah the Butcher & Waldo Von Erich (2-1)
(1) Butcher beat Tsuruta (8:44)
(2) Baba & Tsuruta beat Butcher & Von Erich (3:42 DQ)
(3) Tsuruta beat Von Erich (4:38)---Baba & Tsuruta kept the title

October 10, 1976---Expo '70, Osaka (All Japan)
United States Heavyweight title match
The Destroyer drew Abdullah the Butcher (11:15 no contest)---Destroyer kept the title

October 24, 1976---Neyagawa City Gym, Osaka (All Japan)
PWF Heavyweight title match
Giant Baba beat Abdullah the Butcher (2-1)
(1) Butcher beat Baba (5:55)
(2) Baba beat Butcher (4:27)
(3) Baba beat Butcher (2:03)---Baba kept the title

October 28, 1976---Kuramae Kokugikan (Sumo Hall), Tokyo (All Japan)
United States Heavyweight title matches
The Destroyer beat Abdullah the Butcher (10:57 DQ)---Destroyer kept the title

1977

May 18, 1977---Osaka Furitsu (Prefectural) Gym (All Japan)
International Tag Team title match
Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta beat Abdullah the Butcher & Apache Bull Ramos (2-1)
(1) Tsuruta beat Butcher (7:26)
(2) Butcher beat Tsuruta (4:37)
(3) Baba beat Ramos (2:15)---Baba & Tsuruta kept the title

Mick Foley, Terry Funk, and Masanori
Mick Foley, Terry Funk, and Masanori, May 6, 1996

December 15, 1977---Kuramae Kokugikan (Sumo Hall), Tokyo (All Japan)
World Open Tag Team Tournament Final
Dory Funk Jr. & Terry Funk beat Abdullah the Butcher & The Sheik (14:40 disqualification)---The Funks won the tournament

December 2 - December 15, 1977
World Open Tag Team Tournament
(1) Dory & Terry Funk (2) Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta (3) Abdullah the Butcher & The Sheik (4) Rusher Kimura & Great Kusatsu (4) Kintaro Ohki (Kim ILL) & Kim Duk (Tiger Chang Lee) (6) Bill Robinson & Horst Hoffman (7) The Destroyer (Dick Beyer) & Texas Red (Red Bastien) (8) Akihisa Takachiho (The Great Kabuki) & Mighty Inoue (8) Gen-ichiro Tenryu & Rocky Hata

1978

April 7, 1978---Miyagi Prefectural Sports Center, Sendai (All Japan)
Champion Carnival Single Round Robin Tournament Final
Giant Baba beat Abdullah the Butcher (11:59 countout)---Baba won the tournament

October 18, 1978---Tochigi Prefectural Gym, Utsunomiya (All Japan)
PWF Heavyweight title match
Abdullah the Butcher beat Bill Robinson (2-1)
(1) Robinson beat Butcher (8:16)
(2) Butcher beat Robinson (6:15)
(3) Butcher beat Robinson (3:08 referee's stop)---Butcher became the fourth champion

October 25, 1978---Otaru City Gym, Hokkaido (All Japan)
International Tag Team title match
Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta beat Bobo Brazil & Abdullah the Butcher (2-1)
(1) Baba beat Brazil (13:10)
(2) 8:08 double countout---Baba & Tsuruta kept the title

November 17, 1978---Higashi-osaka City Central Gym, Osaka (All Japan)
PWF Heavyweight title match
Abdullah the Butcher drew Giant Baba (1-1)
(1) Baba beat Butcher (4:38)
(2) Butcher beat Baba (3:28)
(3) 7:05 Double DQ---Butcher kept the title

December 9, 1978---Kuramae Kokugikan (Sumo Hall), Tokyo (All Japan)
Real World Tag Team League Tournament
Abdullah the Butcher & The Sheik beat Dory Funk Jr. & Terry Funk (12:29 Sheik beat Dory by disqualification)

December 1 - December 15, 1978
Real World Tag Team League Tournament
(1) Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta (2) Dory & Terry Funk (3) Nick Bockwinkel & Blackjack Lanza (4) Bill Robinson & Black Wild Angus (5) Abdullah the Butcher & The Sheik (12/1-9) / Killer Tor Kamata (12/11-15) (6) Kintaro Ohki (Kim ILL) & Kim Duk (Tiger Chang Lee)

1979

April 6, 1979---Akita Prefectural Gym, Akita (All Japan)
Champion Carnival Single Round Robin Tournament Final
Abdullah the Butcher drew Jumbo Tsuruta
(1) 13:14 Double countout
(2) Butcher beat Tsuruta (2:11)---Butcher won the seventh Champion Carnival

July 24, 1979---Mito Civic Gym, Ibaraki (All Japan)
International Tag Team title match
Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta beat Abdullah the Butcher & Kintaro Ohki (Kim ILL) (1-1)
(1) Ohki beat Tsuruta (5:22)
(2) Tsuruta beat Ohki (4:38)
(3) 2:53 double countout---Baba & Tsuruta kept the title

August 22, 1979---Sapporo Nakajima Sports Center, Hokkaido (All Japan)
Abdullah the Butcher drew Mil Mascaras (8:58 double countout)

August 26, 1979---Nippon Budokan, Tokyo (Puroresu Dream All Stars Show)
Giant Baba & Antonio Inoki beat Abdullah the Butcher & Tiger Jeet Singh (13:03 Inoki beat Singh)

August 31, 1979---Osaka Gym (All Japan)
PWF Heavyweight title match
Giant Baba drew Abdullah the Butcher (1-1)
(1) Baba beat Butcher (7:08)
(2) Butcher beat Baba (2:55)
(3) 5:18 Double countout---Baba kept the title

September 13, 1979---Oita Prefectural Gym (All Japan)
International Tag Team title match
Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta beat Bobo Brazil & Abdullah the Butcher (2-1)
(1) 12:30 double countout
(2) Baba beat Brazil (3:38)---Baba & Tsuruta kept the title

October 12, 1979---Asahikawa City Gym, Hokkaido (All Japan)
International Tag Team title match
Abdullah the Butcher & Ray Candy beat Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta (2-1)
(1) Tsuruta beat Candy (8:24)
(2) Candy beat Tsuruta (4:51)
(3) Butcher beat Tsuruta (6:18 countout)---Butcher & Candy became the 28th champions

October 19, 1979---Koriyama City Gym, Fukushima (All Japan)
International Tag Team title match
Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta beat Abdullah the Butcher & Ray Candy (2-1)
(1) Tsuruta beat Butcher (2:30)
(2) Butcher beat Tsuruta (5:03)
(3) Baba beat Candy (5:40)---Baba & Tsuruta became the 29th champions

December 13, 1979---Kuramae Kokugikan (Sumo Hall), Tokyo (All Japan)
Real World Tag Team League Tournament Final
Dory Funk Jr. & Terry Funk beat Abdullah the Butcher & The Sheik (17:15 Dory beat Sheik)---The Funks won the tournament

November 30 - December 13, 1979
Real World Tag Team League Tournament
(1) Dory & Terry Funk (2) Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta (3) Abdullah the Butcher & The Sheik (4) Mil Mascaras & Dos Caras (5) Kintaro Ohki (Kim ILL) & Killer Tor Kamata (6) Mr. Wrestling (Tim Woods) & Masked Strangler (Jose Rivera Sr.) (7) Chief Wahoo McDaniel & Chief Frank Hill

1980

May 2, 1980---Korakuen Hall, Tokyo (All Japan)
Abdullah the Butcher drew The Sheik (3:30 double disqualification)

October 13, 1980---Aichi Prefectural Gym, Nagoya (All Japan)
United National Heavyweight title match
Abdullah the Butcher beat Jumbo Tsuruta (2-1)
(1) Tsuruta beat Butcher (7:05)
(2) Butcher beat Tsuruta (2:42)
(3) Butcher beat Tsuruta (4:50)---Butcher became the 18th champion

November 1, 1980---Yokohama Bunka Gym, Kanagawa (All Japan)
United National Heavyweight title match
Abdullah the Butcher drew Terry Funk (1-1)
(1) Terry beat Butcher (7:50)
(2) Butcher beat Terry (7:10)
(3) 3:35 Double DQ---Butcher kept the title

November 2, 1980---Korakuen Hall, Tokyo (All Japan)
International Tag Team title match
Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta beat Abdullah the Butcher & Killer Tor Kamata (2-1)
(1) Tsuruta beat Kamata (9:45)
(2) Kamata beat Baba (4:15)
(3) Baba & Tsuruta beat Butcher & Kamata (2:25 disqualification)---Baba & Tsuruta kept the title

November 4, 1980---Matsumoto City Gym, Nagano (All Japan)
United National Heavyweight title match
Abdullah the Butcher drew Jumbo Tsuruta (1-1)
(1) Butcher beat Tsuruta (5:05)
(2) Tsuruta beat Butcher (6:20)
(3) 4:43 Double countout---Butcher kept the title

November 28 - December 11, 1980
Real World Tag Team League Tournament
(1) Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta (2) Dory & Terry Funk (3) Abdullah the Butcher & Killer Tor Kamata (4) Nick Bockwinkel & Jumping Jim Brunzell (4) Dick Slater & Ricky Steamboat (6) Bill Robinson & Les Thornton (7) The Sheik & Great Mephisto (Frankie Cain)

1981

Butcher Comic
Abdullah's Comic, 1981

January 3, 1981---Korakuen Hall, Tokyo (All Japan)
United National Heavyweight title match
Abdullah the Butcher drew The Sheik (10:10 Double countout)---Butcher kept the title

January 13, 1981---Shimabara City Gym, (All Japan)
International Tag Team title match
Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta beat Abdullah the Butcher & Mark Lewin (2-1)
(1) Lewin beat Tsuruta (5:31)
(2) Tsuruta beat Lewin (10:10)
(3) Baba & Tsuruta beat Butcher & Lewin (4:46 disqualification)---Baba & Tsuruta kept the title

January 22, 1981---Nirasaki City Gym, Yamanashi (All Japan)
United National Heavyweight title match
Jumbo Tsuruta beat Abdullah the Butcher (2-1)
(1) 7:47 Double countout
(2) Tsuruta beat Butcher (3:33)---Tsuruta became the 19th champion

April 10, 1981---Hiroshima Prefectural Gym (All Japan)
Champion Carnival Single Round Robin Tournament
Abdullah the Butcher drew Bruiser Brody (4:12 double countout)

June 24, 1981---Kuramae Kokugikan (Sumo Hall), Tokyo (New Japan)
Abdullah the Butcher & Stan Hansen beat Antonio Inoki & Yoshiaki Yatsu
(1) Hansen beat Yatsu (9:06)
(2) Inoki & Yatsu beat Butcher & Hansen (0:38 disqualification)
(3) Butcher & Hansen beat Inoki & Yatsu (1:16 disqualification)

1982

January 28, 1982---Tokyo Gym (New Japan)
Antonio Inoki beat Abdullah the Butcher (14:52 disqualification)

May 26, 1982---Osaka Furitsu (Prefectural) Gym (New Japan)
Abdullah the Butcher drew Hulk Hogan (9:57 No Contest)

1987

December 11, 1987---Nippon Budokan, Tokyo (All Japan)
Real World Tag Team League Tournament
Giant Baba & Hiroshi Wajima beat Abdullah the Butcher & TNT (Savio Vega) (9:30 Wajima beat TNT)

November 21 - December 11, 1987
Real World Tag Team League Tournament
(1) Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu (2) Dory & Terry Funk (2) Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy (2) Bruiser Brody & Jimmy Snuka (2) Gen-ichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara (6) Abdullah the Butcher & TNT (Savio Vega) (7) Giant Baba & Hiroshi Wajima (8) Tiger Mask (Mitsuharu Misawa) & Shin-ichi Nakano (8) The Great Kabuki & John Tenta (Earthquake) (9) Tom Zenk & The Terminator (Mark Laurinaitis / Wrecking Crew Fury) (10) Mark & Chris Youngblood (11) Rusher Kimura & Goro Tsurumi

1988

January 9, 1988---Ehime Prefectural Hall, Matsuyama (All Japan)
World Tag Team title match
Gen-ichiro Tenryu & Ashura Hara beat Abdullah the Butcher & TNT (Savio Vega)---Tenryu & Hara kept the title

January 13, 1988---Kagoshima Prefectural Gym (All Japan)
International Heavyweight title match
Jumbo Tsuruta drew Abdullah the Butcher (13:25 Double countout)---Tsuruta kept the title

Masanori with Stan Hansen
Masanori with Stan Hansen, Mito Civic Gym, February 26, 2000

August 29, 1988---Nippon Budokan, Tokyo (All Japan)
Bruiser Brody Memorial Night
Stan Hansen beat Abdullah the Butcher (10:39 disqualification)

September 9, 1988---Chiba Park Gym (All Japan)
International Heavyweight title match
Jumbo Tsuruta beat Abdullah the Butcher (14:43 DQ)---Tsuruta kept the title

December 16, 1988---Nippon Budokan, Tokyo (All Japan)
Real World Tag Team League Tournament
Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshihiro Yatsu beat Abdullah the Butcher & Tiger Jeet Singh (9:30 Tsuruta beat Singh by countout)

November 19 - December 16, 1988
Real World Tag Team League Tournament
(1) Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy (2) Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu (3) Giant Baba & Rusher Kimura (4) Gen-ichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada (4) Abdullah the Butcher & Tiger Jeet Singh (6) Danny Spivey & Johnny Ace (7) The Great Kabuki & Hiroshi Wajima (7) Tiger Mask (Mitsuharu Misawa) & Jimmy Snuka (9) Shunji Takano & John Tenta (Earthquake) (10) Dick Slater & Tommy Rich (10) Crusher Blackwell & Phil Hickerson (P.Y. Chu Hi)

1989

December 6, 1989---Nippon Budokan, Tokyo (All Japan)
Real World Tag Team League Tournament
Abdullah the Butcher & Tiger Jeet Singh beat Terry Gordy & Wild Bill Irwin (8:39 Butcher beat Irwin)

November 17 - December 6, 1989
Real World Tag Team League Tournament
(1) Gen-ichiro Tenryu & Stan Hansen (2) Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu (3) Giant Baba & Rusher Kimura (4) Dynamite Kid & Davey Boy Smith (5) Abdullah the Butcher & Tiger Jeet Singh (6) Danny Kroffat & Doug Furnas (7) Terry Gordy & Bill Irwin (8) Toshiaki Kawada & Hiromichi Fuyuki (9) The Nasty Boys

1990

September 30, 1990---Korakuen Hall, Tokyo (All Japan)
Giant Baba's 30th Anniversary match
Andre The Giant & Stan Hansen beat Giant Baba & Abdullah the Butcher (10:13 Andre beat Butcher)

December 7, 1990---Nippon Budokan, Tokyo (All Japan)
Real World Tag Team League Tournament
Dory Funk Jr. & Terry Funk beat Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala #2 (Ben Peacock) (13:28 Dory beat Kimala)

November 15 - December 7, 1990
Real World Tag Team League Tournament
(1) Terry Gordy & Steve Williams (2) Stan Hansen & Danny Spivey (3) Dory & Terry Funk (3) Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue (3) Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada (6) Giant Baba & Andre the Giant (7) Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala #2 (8) Kenta Kobashi & Johnny Ace (8) Dynamite Kid & Johnny Smith (10) Skywalker Nitron & Blade Butch Masters (11) Rusher Kimura & Mighty Inoue (11) Dick Slater & Joe Deaton (13) Doug Furnas & Ricky Santana

1991

December 6, 1991---Nippon Budokan, Tokyo (All Japan)
Real World Tag Team League Tournament
Giant Baba & Andre the Giant beat Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala #2 (Ben Peacock) (10:30 Baba beat Butcher)

November 16 - December 6, 1991
Real World Tag Team League Tournament
(1) Terry Gordy & Steve Williams (2) Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue (2) Giant Baba & Andre the Giant (2) Stan Hansen & Danny Spivey (5) Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada (6) Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala #2 (7) Dory Funk Jr. & Al Perez (7) Danny Kroffat & Doug Furnas (7) Joe Deaton & Billy Black (10) Dynamite Kid & Johnny Smith (11) Rusher Kimura & Mighty Inoue (12) Johnny Ace & Sunny Beach

1992

November 14 - December 4, 1992
Real World Tag Team League Tournament
(1) Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada (2) Terry Gordy & Steve Williams (2) Stan Hansen & Johnny Ace (4) Giant Baba & Kenta Kobashi (6) Akira Taue & Jun Akiyama (6) Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala #2 (6) Danny Kroffat & Doug Furnas (6) The Patriot (Del Wilkes) & The Eagle (George Hines / Jackie Fulton) (9) Dory Funk Jr. & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi (9) Joe Deaton & Billy Black (10) Danny Spivey & Kendall Windham

1994

December 10, 1994---Nippon Budokan, Tokyo (All Japan)
Real World Tag Team League Tournament
Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori beat Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala II (Ben Peacock) (9:35 Akiyama beat Kimala)

November 19 - December 12, 1994
Real World Tag Team League Tournament
(1) Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi (2) Giant Baba & Stan Hansen (3) Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (3) Steve Williams & Johnny Ace (5) Giant Baba & Stan Hansen (6) Danny Kroffat & Doug Furnas (7) Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori (8) Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala #2 (9) Dory Funk Jr. & Johnny Smith (9) Danny Spivey & Jim Steele (Lacrosse / Wolf Hawkfield) (9) The Eagle (George Hines / Jackie Fulton) & The Falcon (Steve Armstrong)

1995

Kenta Kobashi and Masanori
Kenta Kobashi and Masanori, Korakuen Hall, January 31, 2000

September 10, 1995---Nippon Budokan, Tokyo (All Japan)
4 vs. 4 Survival Tag Team Match
Giant Baba, Abdullah the Butcher, Toshiaki Kawada, & Masanobu Fuchi beat Stan Hansen, Kenta Kobashi, Jun Akiyama, & Takao Omori (3-2)
(1) Butcher & Fuchi beat Akiyama & Omori (9:46 Butcher beat Omori)
(2) Kobashi & Akiyama beat Butcher & Fuchi (9:31 Kobashi beat Butcher)
(3) Baba & Fuchi beat Kobashi & Akiyama (12:55 Baba beat Akiyama)
(4) Hansen & Kobashi beat Baba & Fuchi (8:27 Hansen beat Fuchi)
(5) Baba & Kawada beat Hansen & Kobashi (18:41 Kawada beat Hansen)

November 18 - December 9, 1995
Real World Tag Team League Tournament
(1) Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi (2) Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (3) Stan Hansen & Gary Albright (4) Johnny Ace & The Patriot (Del Wilkes) (5) Giant Baba & Tamon Honda (6) Danny Kroffat & Doug Furnas (7) Dory Funk Jr. & Masanobu Fuchi (7) Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala #2 (7) Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori (10) Johnny Smith & Rob Van Dam

1996

June 29, 1996---Sapporo Teisen Hall, Hokkaido (Tokyo Pro)
TWA World Tag Team title match
Abdullah the Butcher & Daikokubo Benkei beat Takashi Ishikawa & Yoji Anjo (2-1)
(1) Benkei beat Ishikawa (6:40)
(2) Ishikawa beat Butcher (8:28)
(3) Butcher beat Ishikawa (4:42)---Butcher & Benkei became the second champions

August 25, 1996---Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa (Tokyo Pro)
TWA World Tag Team title match
Tiger Mask (Satoru Sayama) & Yoji Anjo beat Abdullah the Butcher & Daikokubo Benkei (17:23 Anjo beat Benkei)---Tiger & Anjo became the third champions

September 15, 1996---Morita Village Theater, Aomori (Tokyo Pro)
TWA World Tag Team title match
Tiger Mask (Satoru Sayama) & Yoji Anjo beat Abdullah the Butcher & Daikokubo Benkei (11:27 Anjo beat Benkei)---Tiger & Anjo kept the title

1999

Big Japan Pro Wrestling
Big Japan, Korakuen Hall, February 22, 2000

January 10, 1999---Acros Fukuoka (Big Japan)
Big Japan Death Match Heavyweight title match
Abdullah the Butcher beat Shadow WX (Satoru Shiga) (12:04)---Butcher became the fourth champion

February 28, 1999---Korakuen Hall, Tokyo (Big Japan)
Big Japan Death Match Heavyweight title match / Barbed Wired Board death match
Shadow WX beat Abdullah the Butcher (14:16)---WX became the fifth champion

April 7, 1999---Korakuen Hall, Tokyo (Big Japan)
Big Japan Death Match Heavyweight title match / Cable Chain & Handcuff death match
Shadow WX beat Abdullah the Butcher (12:49 Doctor's stop)---WX kept the title

July 25, 1999---Korakuen Hall, Tokyo (Big Japan)
International Eight-Man Scramble title match
Ryuji Yamakawa, Shadow WX, Tomoaki Homma, Great Kojika, Men's Teioh, Abdullah the Butcher, Mike Samples, Abdullah Jr. Kobayshi (20:01 Kojika won the title)

October 3, 1999---Shin-kawasaki, Kanagawa (Big Japan)
Big Japan Tag Team title match
Kamikaze & Shumme Matsuzaki beat Abdullah the Butcher & Daikokubo Benkei (8:48 Kamikaze beat Benkei)---Kamikaze & Matsuzaki kept the title

November 6, 1999---Hakodate Civic Gym, Hokkaido (Big Japan)
International Eight-Man Scramble title match
Great Kojika, Ryuji Yamakawa, Tomoaki Homma, Men's Teioh, Kamikaze, Abdullah the Butcher, Mike Samples, Crazy Sheik (Rico Suave) (12:16 Kojika kept the title)

Abdullah
Abdullah the Butcher, Yokohama Bunka Gym, December 4, 1999
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