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Here is part two of Fumi & Justin’s profile on Antonio Inoki. The two focused on Inoki’s wrestling career in the late 1960s and early 1970s with JWA, when Inoki and Shohei “Giant” Baba formed a super-team in the wake of Rikidozan’s passing, BI Platoon. They also covered Inoki’s first big singles win a few years later when he beat Johnny Valentine for the UN championship, or the same title that’s ⅓ of AJPW’s Triple Crown today. 
Additionally, Fumi & Justin talked in detail about the dissolution of JWA in the early ’70s and the formation of both NJPW (Inoki + Karl Gotch) and AJPW (Baba + the Funk Brothers) in 1972, plus Inoki’s historic 1975 “Broadway” match against Billy Robinson, the debut of Inoki’s Octopus Hold, comparisons with Baba as a singles wrestler throughout the year, VHS and BETA-MAX talk and lots more.
The next Write That Down! will cover Inoki’s career from the late ’70s into the 1980s, introducing new players into the mix, like Stan Hansen, Tiger Jeet Singh, Hulk Hogan, Bruiser Brody, and Andre the Giant. We’ll also go into more detail on Inoki’s unrecognized WWWF World Heavyweight Championship win over Bob Backlund.
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