Can't thank you enough for this amazing stuff!
One minor correction concerning Dyanamite Kid's tour in 1979:
"Hara’s next pair of defenses would take place two months later, on 1979.07.20 and 1979.07.21, and the latter was a double title match for a belt he’d already held. In his first major Japanese appearance (a draw against Isamu Teranishi on 1979.07.19 was also broadcast in clipped form, though the first Hara match wasn’t)"
I have a thick magazine covering the IWE, and it happens to have TV "relays", or match listings for all the TV shows.
This magazine claims these were the listings covering that July tour:
7/23 (taped 7/17)
Chain Death Match: Ashura Hara def Ox Baker
Rusher Kimura/Mighty Inoue (DCOR) Andre the Giant/Alexis Smirnoff
7/30 (taped 7/16)
Alexis Smirnoff (8:33 pin) Animal Hamaguchi
*Rusher Kimura/Ashura Hara (10:47 DQ) *Ox Baker/Haystack Calhoun
Andre the Giant (5:04 canadian back breaker) Mighty Inoue
8/6 (taped 7/20)
WWU World Junior Heavyweight Title: Ashura Hara* (18:37 DCOR) Dynamite Kid
IWA World Heavyweight Title: Rusher Kimura* (10:25 DCOR) Andre the Giant
8/13 no show
8/20 (taped 7/21)
Animal Hamaguchi/*Mighty Inoue (6:18 pin) Andre the Giant/*Haystack Calhoun
IWA World Heavyweight Title*: Alexis Smirnoff (2-1) Rusher Kimura
1: Kimura (8:48 pin)
2: Smirnoff (2:50 pin)
3: Smirnoff (3:16 pin)
8/27 (taped 7/21)
12-man Battle Royal Final: Andre the Giant (5:55 COR) Animal Hamaguchi
* Other participants: Rusher Kimura, Great Kusatsu, Mighty Inoue, Goro Tsurumi, Snake Amami, Moretti
Alexi Smirnoff, Ox Baker, Texas Outlaw, Haystack Calhoun, Ed
WWU World Junior Heavyweight/British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Double Title:
Ashura Hara [WWU] (4min 7R time limit draw) Dynamite Kid [BC]
9/3 (taped 7/19)
The Mongolian: *#1/#2 (16:35 pin) *YANG Sun-hi/KIM Kwang-sik
Isamu Teranishi (30min limit draw) Dynamite Kid
I have searched everywhere for that 8/6 episode, but have only located the Andre match from that show.
Can't wait to see what you post next.