Today in Pro Wrestling History: (June 1): The World Wrestling Peace Festival

Today in Pro Wrestling History: On June 1st, 1996, Antonio Inoki presents the World Wrestling Peace Festival, featuring representatives from New Japan Pro Wrestling, WCW, AAA, EMLL, AJW, Michinoku Pro, UWF-I, and Pancrase all competing on the card.

Today in Pro Wrestling History: (June 1): The World Wrestling Peace Festival

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The show featured a tag team match with Antonio Inoki and NWA World Heavyweight Champion Dan Severn wrestling Yoshiaki Fujiwara and Oleg Taktarov. One of the featured bouts on the undercard was a title match between WCW World Heavyweight Champion The Giant and Sting.

The event had an attendance of 5,964 and was used as part of an effort to raise money for wrestling and judo programs in Los Angeles-area high schools. At the end of the show, Inoki was presented a PWI Lifetime Achievement Award by senior editor Bill Apter.

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