G1 Climax - 1989


The 1989 World Cup Tournament was held at Super Powers Clash on April 24, 1989 at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. The tournament featured eight wrestlers in a single-elimination format competing for the vacant IWGP Heavyweight Championship. Former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz refereed the final match.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Masahiro Chono Pin
Big Van Vader 5:52
Big Van Vader Pin
Tatsumi Fujinami 14:37
Vladimir Berkovich Sub
Tatsumi Fujinami 4:51
Big Van Vader Pin
Shinya Hashimoto 9:47
Buzz Sawyer Pin
Victor Zangiev 3:56
Victor Zangiev Sub
Shinya Hashimoto 7:28
Riki Chōshū Pin
Shinya Hashimoto 3:51

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