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15 All Japan Women Cards That Were Bigger than WWE's Evolution Will Be

posted Jul 24, 2018, 7:13 PM by Wrestling Scout   [ updated Jul 24, 2018, 7:15 PM ]
Image result for wwe evolutionThe WWE announced their first all-women show, WWE Evolution, which will take place at the Nassau Coliseum in October.

While it is a significant step for the largest pro-wrestling company in the world, it might not even crack the top fifteen all-women shows that All Japan Women hosted.  The Nassau Coliseum's last major WWE show, 2010's Fatal 4-Way, has a listed attendance of 10,000 and these fifteen shows are at least that.  The other notable shows Great American Bash `08 (12,000+), Summerslam `02 (14,000+) and WrestleMania 2 (16,000+).

During All Japan Women's nearly forty years of existence, they had 3 boom periods in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s and each included several big shows.  The 1970s saw two big shows headlined by the Beauty Pair (Jackie Sato and Maki Ueda) battling one another.  The 1980s prominently featured the Crush Gals (Chigusa Nagayo and Lioness Asuka) in top singles matches or facing one another.  The 1990s period saw AJW work with other women's companies and host several supershows between 1993 and 1996.  The most significant was the Big Egg Wrestling Universe show held at the Tokyo Dome, which bragged an attendance larger than the next two shows combined!


1. AJW - Big Egg Wrestling Universe - 42,500 (11/20/1994)
Bull Nakano vs. Alundra Blayze
Akira Hokuto vs. Aja Kong

2. AJW - All-Star Dream Slam -16,500 (4/2/1993)
Shinobu Kandori vs. 
Akira Hokuto
Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada vs. Combat Toyoda & Megumi Kudo

-. AJW Wrestling Queendom II - 16,500 (3/27/1994)
Kyoko Inoue vs. Toshiyo Yamada
Shinobu Kandori & Akira Hokuto vs. Aja Kong & Bull Nakano

4. AJW @ Budokan Hall (8/24/1994) - 14,800

-. AJW - Destiny - 14,800 (9/2/1995)
Manami Toyota vs. Akira Hokuto

6. AJW Legacy of Queens 14,500 (8/25/1993)
Akira Hokuto vs. Rumi Kazama**

7. AJW @ Budokan Hall - 13,500 (8/22/1985) 

8. AJW @ Budokan Hall 13,000 (11/1/1977)
Jackie Sato vs. Maki Ueda

9. AJW - Wrestlemarinepiad - 12,500 (5/6/1989) 
Chigusa Nagayo & Lioness Asuka vs. Mitsuko Nishikawa & Akira Hokuto
Lioness Asuka vs. Chigusa Nagayo

-. AJW - Wrestling Queendom IV 12,500 (3/31/1996)
Yumiko Hotta vs. Leticia Olucini ("UFC Rules" Match)
Manami Toyota vs. Kyoko Inoue

11. AJW - St. Battle Final 1993 11,500 (12/6/1993)
Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada vs. Dynamite Kansai & Mayumi Ozaki 
Shinobu Kandori vs. Akira Hokuto

12. AJW @ Osaka - 11,000 (8/28/1985)
The Jumping Bomb Angels vs. Yukari Omori & Jaguar Yokota
Chigusa Nagayo vs. Dump Matsumoto (Hair Match)

13. AJW - Monday Night Sensation - 10,500 (12/4/1995)
Kyoko Inoue vs. Aja Kong
Manami Toyota vs. Dynamite Kansai

--. AJW - Year End Spectacular - 10,500 (12/8/1996)
Aja Kong & Dynamite Kansai vs. Mariko Yoshida & Takako Inoue**
Kyoko Inoue vs. Manami Toyota

15. AJW @ Tokyo - 10,000 (2/27/1979)
Jackie Sato vs. Maki Ueda (Loser Retires Match)
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