NJPW Summer Fight Series 1978 was a Special Event produced by New Japan Pro Wrestling, which took place on July 27, 1978, at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan.

It's the 4° edition of the Summer Fight Series event series, after NJPW Summer Fight Series 1975.

The event had an attendance of 8,700 fans. The main event of the show was Bob Backlund vs. Antonio Inoki.

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

Event Info

Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling
Event Type Special Event
Event Date July 27, 1978
Year 1978
Event Series Summer Fight Series
Country Japan
Location Tokyo, Japan
Arena Nippon Budokan
Attendance 8,700
Network TV Asahi
Main Event Bob Backlund vs. Antonio Inoki

NJPW Summer Fight Series 1978 Results

  • Makoto Arakawa vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara ends in a Draw via Time Limit
  • Buffalo Allen defeats Haruka Eigen
  • Osamu Kido defeats Peter Maivia
  • Chavo Guerrero defeats Kantaro Hoshino
  • Riki Choshu defeats Haystacks Calhoun via DQ
  • Strong Kobayashi & Seiji Sakaguchi defeat Larry Zbyszko & Pedro Morales
  • WWWF Junior Heavyweight Championship

    Tatsumi Fujinami (c) defeats Ryuma Go to retain the title
  • WWWF Heavyweight Championship 2 out of 3 Falls Match

    Bob Backlund (c) vs. Antonio Inoki ends in a Draw [1-1] via Time Limit; Backlund retains the title
    (Special referee: Red Shoes Dugan)
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