B-I Cannon

Giant Baba

Birthdate: January 23rd, 1938
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 330 lbs.
Debut: September 30th, 1960
Background: Trained by Rikidozan
Ring Attire: Red trunks

Antonio Inoki

Birthdate: February 20th, 1943
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 225 lbs.
Debut: September 30th, 1960
Background: Trained by Rikidozan
Ring Attire: Black trunks

Promotion History: JWA (1967 to 1971)
Tournaments Won: None
Major Puroresu Titles Held: NWA International Tag Team Championship (Held 4 Times)

Biggest Matches:
- October 31st, 1967 vs. Tarzan Tyler and Bill Watts (title win)
- February 3rd, 1968 vs. Crusher Lisowski and Bill Miller (title win)
- February 4th, 1969 vs. Danny Hodge and Wilbur Snyder (title win)
- August 13th, 1969 vs. Dick the Bruiser and Crusher Lisowski (title win)

Career Highlights:

In 1967, no one knew that the two young members of B-I Cannon would become two of the most important figures in puroresu history (behind only Rikidozan himself). Already showing a lot of promise as Rikidozan's two young students, Giant Baba was the leader and Inoki was his second. They formed a formidable tag team however from 1967 to 1971, winning the NWA International Tag Team Championship on four occasions. The team would break up when Inoki left New Japan in 1971, and Giant Baba would team with Seiji Sakaguchi after that. In 1972, Inoki formed New Japan and Giant Baba formed All Japan, and the two would only team up one other time the rest of their careers as they became the two greatest stars in Japan.

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