NJPW New Year Golden Series 1978 was a Special Event produced by New Japan Pro Wrestling, which took place on February 8, 1978, at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan.

It's the 5° edition of the New Year Golden Series event series, after NJPW New Year Golden Series 1977.

The event had an attendance of 12,000 fans. The main event of the show was Antonio Inoki vs. Umanosuke Ueda.

Below you can find the full match card and results of NJPW New Year Golden Series 1978, and more information about the event.

Event Info

Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling
Event Type Special Event
Event Date February 8, 1978
Year 1978
Event Series New Year Golden Series
Country Japan
Location Tokyo, Japan
Arena Nippon Budokan
Attendance 12,000
Network TV Asahi
Main Event Antonio Inoki vs. Umanosuke Ueda

NJPW New Year Golden Series 1978 Results

  • Kuniaki Kobayashi vs. Satoshi Sayama ends in a Draw via Time Limit
  • Kengo Kimura vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara ends in a Draw via Time Limit
  • Buffalo Allen defeats Makoto Arakawa
  • 3-on-2 Handicap Match

    Kantaro Hoshino, Haruka Eigen & Kotetsu Yamamoto defeat The McGuire Twins (Billy & Benny McGuire)
  • Riki Choshu & Osamu Kido defeat The Hollywood Blondes (Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown)
  • Tiger Jeet Singh defeats Strong Kobayashi
  • WWWF Heavyweight Championship

    Superstar Billy Graham (c) defeats Seiji Sakaguchi via Count-out to retain the title
  • Nail Floor Deathmatch

    Antonio Inoki defeats Umanosuke Ueda via KO
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