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  • The Triple Crown was formed in 1989, and united the NWA International Heavyweight, PWF Heavyweight and NWA United National titles. Since then, it has become one of the most prized trophies in wrestling history, with many epic matches fought over it. Click each wrestler's name to get a list of title defenses during his reign (if there is no link for a wrestler, it means that he had no successful title defenses).

    1. (4/18/89 @ Ota Ward Gymnasium) Jumbo Tsuruta (NWA International Heavyweight Champion) beat Stan Hansen (PWF Heavyweight & NWA United National Heavyweight Champion) (17:53) with a lariat dodge to win the PWF Heavyweight Title & NWA United National Heavyweight Title, unifying them with the NWA International Heavyweight Title to form the Triple Crown.
    2. (6/5/89 @ Tokyo Nippon Budokan) Genichiro Tenryu beat Jumbo Tsuruta (24:05) with a powerbomb.
    3. (10/11/89 @ Yokohama Bunka Gymnasium) Jumbo Tsuruta (2) beat Genichiro Tenryu (22:38) with a high-angle reverse cradle.
    4. (6/5/90 @ Chiba Park Gymnasium) Terry Gordy beat Jumbo Tsuruta (16:51) with a DDT.
    5. (6/8/90 @ Tokyo Nippon Budokan) Stan Hansen beat Terry Gordy (21:33) with a lariat.
    6. (7/17/90 @ Ishikawa Industrial Exhibition Hall #1) Terry Gordy (2) beat Stan Hansen (21:04) with a lariat.
    -- Gordy is stripped of the title in 7/90 due to a serious illness.
    7. (7/27/90 @ Matsudo Movement Park Gymnasium) Stan Hansen (2) beat Mitsuharu Misawa (16:16) with a lariat (decision match).
    8. (1/19/91 @ Matsumoto City Gymnasium) Jumbo Tsuruta (3) beat Stan Hansen (15:49) with a running neckbreaker drop.
    9. (1/28/92 @ Chiba Park Gymnasium) Stan Hansen (3) beat Jumbo Tsuruta (16:41) with a lariat.
    10. (8/22/92 @ Tokyo Nippon Budokan) Mitsuharu Misawa beat Stan Hansen (24:24) with a running elbow smash.
    11. (7/28/94 @ Tokyo Nippon Budokan) Steve Williams beat Mitsuharu Misawa (27:39) with a backdrop driver.
    12. (10/22/94 @ Tokyo Nippon Budokan) Toshiaki Kawada beat Steve Williams (37:58) with a jumping high kick.
    13. (3/4/95 @ Tokyo Nippon Budokan) Stan Hansen (4) beat Toshiaki Kawada (31:26) with a lariat.
    14. (5/26/95 @ Nakajima Sports Center) Mitsuharu Misawa (2) beat Stan Hansen (25:06) with a headscissors hold.
    15. (5/24/96 @ Nakajima Sports Center) Akira Taue beat Mitsuharu Misawa (16:05) with a nodowa otoshi.
    16. (7/24/96 @ Tokyo Nippon Budokan) Kenta Kobashi beat Akira Taue (27:25) with a diving guillotine drop.
    17. (1/20/97 @ Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium) Mitsuharu Misawa (3) beat Kenta Kobashi (42:06) with a running elbow smash.
    18. (5/1/98 @ Tokyo Dome) Toshiaki Kawada (2) beat Mitsuharu Misawa (28:05) with a powerbomb.
    19. (6/12/98 @ Tokyo Nippon Budokan) Kenta Kobashi (2) beat Toshiaki Kawada (33:49) with a lariat.
    20. (10/31/98 @ Tokyo Nippon Budokan) Mitsuharu Misawa (4) beat Kenta Kobashi (43:29) with a reciprocating elbow smash.
    21. (1/22/99 @ Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium) Toshiaki Kawada (3) beat Mitsuharu Misawa (24:15) with a brainbuster.
    -- Kawada vacates the title on 1/29/99 due to a right arm fracture.
    22. (3/6/99 @ Tokyo Nippon Budokan) Vader beat Akira Taue (12:51) with a powerbomb (decision match).
    23. (5/2/99 @ Tokyo Dome) Mitsuharu Misawa (5) beat Vader (18:07) with a running elbow smash.
    24. (10/30/99 @ Tokyo Nippon Budokan) Vader (2) beat Mitsuharu Misawa (12:12) with a powerbomb.
    25. (2/27/00 @ Tokyo Nippon Budokan) Kenta Kobashi (3) beat Vader (19:49) with a lariat.
    -- Kobashi vacates the title in 6/00 when he leaves the company.
    26. (10/28/00 @ Tokyo Nippon Budokan) Genichiro Tenryu (2) beat Toshiaki Kawada (26:28) with a Northern Light bomb (tournament final).
    27. (6/8/01 @ Tokyo Nippon Budokan) Keiji Muto beat Genichiro Tenryu (23:24) with a moonsault press.
    28. (2/24/02 @ Tokyo Nippon Budokan) Toshiaki Kawada (4) beat Keiji Muto (27:37) with a powerbomb.
    -- Kawada vacates the title on 3/28/02 due to a knee injury.
    29. (4/13/02 @ Tokyo Nippon Budokan) Genichiro Tenryu (3) beat Keiji Muto (19:38) with a brainbuster (decision match).
    30. (10/27/02 @ Tokyo Nippon Budokan) Great Muta (Keiji Muto) (2) beat Genichiro Tenryu (17:12) with a moonsault press.
    31. (2/23/03 @ Tokyo Nippon Budokan) Shinya Hashimoto beat Great Muta (20:09) with a vertical drop brainbuster.
    -- Hashimoto vacates the title on 8/13/03 due to various injuries.
    32. (9/6/03 @ Tokyo Nippon Budokan) Toshiaki Kawada (5) beat Shinjiro Otani (21:34) with an enzuigiri (tournament final).
    33. (2/16/05 @ Yoyogi National Stadium Gymnasium #2) Satoshi Kojima beat Toshiaki Kawada (27:04) with a lariat.
    34. (7/3/06 @ Ota Ward Gymnasium) Taiyo Kea beat Satoshi Kojima (19:56) with the H50.
    35. (9/3/06 @ Sapporo Media Park Spica) Minoru Suzuki beat Taiyo Kea (34:52) with a sleeper hold.
    36. (8/26/07 @ Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan) Kensuke Sasaki beat Minoru Suzuki (42:04) with a lariat.

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