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Inoki Genome Federation
Inoki-Genome-Federation
Acronym IGF
Type Private
Founder(s) Antonio Inoki
Style Mixed martial art, Professional wrestling, Shoot wrestling
Headquarters Japan
Website Official Japanese Website

Inoki Genome Federation (IGF) is a promotion in Japan founded by Antonio Inoki in 2007.

OverviewEdit

HistoryEdit

Antonio Inoki left New Japan Pro Wrestling, a promotion he founded in 1972, to start the IGF. Inoki carried over to IGF his National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) accreditation, making IGF the official Japanese territory of the NWA.

The first IGF show was held on June 29, 2007 at the Sumo Hall in Tokyo. The card was completely changed at the last minute, resulting in the 8,426 fans in attendance not knowing who or what they were going to see outside of the main event of Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar.

Shinichi Suzukawa was scheduled to face Bob Sapp in an IGF special rules Heavyweight bout on December 31, 2010, at K-1 Dynamite!! 2010. The fight was to be held under MMA rules, but the fighters wouldn't be wearing gloves. Closed-fist strikes would have been allowed, but palm strikes wouldn't have been permitted. The event was to air on HDNet in North America. However, the fight was canceled due to a last-minute contract dispute but the Japanese audience in attendance were told by the promoter involved in the contract dispute that Sapp “had lost his will to fight.” In 2011 the company gave a gift to Kim Jong Il, leader of North Korea. In August 2014, IGF held two shows in Pyongyang, North Korea.

On December 29, 2014, IGF announced a deal with PPTV to bring its programming to Chinese audiences. On October 28, 2016, IGF announced new brand called NEW that stands for NEXT EXCITING WRESTLING and to held big shows every month or but the goal of NEW is to focus on regional and smaller venues that never get to witness the larger scale IGF events. The shows will not be focused on Antonio Inoki’s name recognition hence why they have renamed the group. Though everyone involved will still work have the chance to work the larger scale IGF shows if able and thier event was on April 5, 2017. On June 2, 2017 IGF Director Simon Kelly Inoki annunced that Antonio Inoki is not directly involved with brand. On June 20, Inoki declared that IGF does not stands no longer exists in its former form and attended in which featured other shareholders of IGF announced that main branch has officially been put on a hiatus on June 14, but if he was not Inoki himself he attended a report saying that he received an incomprehensible response if was not accepted. But Inoki announced on May 25, 2017 to launch his new brand the Inoki ISM to be held on July 24 which had success. On July 26 NEW ceassed thier operations following three months due to on-going disputes and issues between Antonio Inoki and Simon Inoki. Which has lead to Simon and many others from the management team to quit IGF the other includes Keisuke Okuda, Akira Joh, Mitsuyoshi Nakai and Shinya Aoki.

RosterEdit

Guests

ChampionshipsEdit

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days held
IGF Championship Thompson Oli Thompson 1 December 31, 2015 633+

IGF World GP 2015Edit

Quarterfinals took place on April 11, 2015 at IGF 3
Semi-finals took place on August 29, 2015 at IGF 4
The Final took place on December 31, 2015 at Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2015.

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
   Yosef Ali Mohammad TKO  
 Dion Starling Rd 1  
   Yosef Ali Mohammad TKO  
   Fernando Rodrigues Jr. Rd 1  
 Fernando Rodrigues Jr. TKO
   Antony Rea Rd 1  
     Fernando Rodrigues Jr. TKO
   Oli Thompson Rd 1
   Chris Barnett TKO  
 Emil Zahariev Rd 2  
   Chris Barnett Dec
   Oli Thompson Rd 2  
 Oli Thompson Dec
   Ikuhisa Minowa Rd 2  


IWGP Heavyweight Championship (IGF version)Edit

See: IWGP Heavyweight Championship (IGF)

IGF eventsEdit

# Event title Date Location
1 Toukon Bom-Ba-Ye June 29, 2007 Tokyo, Japan
2 Genome September 8, 2007 Nagoya, Japan
3 Genome2 December 20, 2007 Tokyo, Japan
4 Genome3 February 16, 2008 Tokyo, Japan
5 Genome4 April 12, 2008 Osaka, Japan
6 Genome5 June 23, 2008 Sapporo, Japan
7 Inoki Genki Matsuri June 25, 2008 Hakodate, Japan
8 Genome6 August 15, 2008 Tokyo, Japan
9 Genome7 November 24, 2008 Aichi, Japan
10 Genome8 March 15, 2009 Hiroshima, Japan
11 Genome9 August 9, 2009 Tokyo, Japan
12 Genome10 November 3, 2009 Tokyo, Japan
13 Genome11 February 22, 2010 Tokyo, Japan
14 Genome12 May 9, 2010 Osaka, Japan
15 Genome13 September 25, 2010 Tokyo, Japan
16 Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2010 December 3, 2010 Tokyo, Japan
17 Genome14 February 5, 2011 Fukuoka, Japan
18 Genome15 April 28, 2011 Tokyo, Japan
19 Genome16 July 10, 2011 Tokyo, Japan
20 Inoki Genome August 27, 2011 Tokyo, Japan
21 Genome17 September 3, 2011 Aichi, Japan
22 Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2011 December 2, 2011 Tokyo, Japan
23 Toukon Matsuri in Iwaki December 4, 2011 Iwaki, Japan
24 Genki desu ka!! Ōmisoka!! 2011 December 31, 2011 Saitama, Japan
25 Genome18 February 17, 2012 Tokyo, Japan
26 Genome19 March 20, 2012 Fukuoka, Japan
27 Genome20 May 26, 2012 Tokyo, Japan
28 KF-1 July 10, 2012 Shanghai, China
29 Genome21 July 14, 2012 Osaka, Japan
30 Genome22 September 29, 2012 Aichi, Japan
31 Genome23 October 16, 2012 Tokyo, Japan
32 Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye World Series in Pakistan December 2, 2012 Lahore, Pakistan
33 Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye World Series in Pakistan December 5, 2012 Peshawar, Pakistan
34 Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2012 December 31, 2012 Tokyo, Japan
35 Genome24 February 23, 2013 Tokyo, Japan
36 Genome25 March 20, 2013 Fukuoka, Japan
37 Genome26 May 26, 2013 Tokyo, Japan
38 Genome27 July 20, 2013 Osaka, Japan
39 Shangai Dojo Opening Anniversary Special Event July 24, 2013 Shanghai, China
40 IGF @ Fields New Model Exhibition September 11, 2013 Tokyo, Japan
41 Genome28 September 28, 2013 Aichi, Japan
42 Genome29 October 26, 2013 Tokyo, Japan
43 Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2013 December 31, 2013 Tokyo, Japan
44 Inoki Genome Fight1 April 5, 2014 Tokyo, Japan
45 Pakistan-Japan Friendship Festival April 27, 2014 Tokyo, Japan
46 Genome30 July 13, 2014 Fukuoka, Japan
47 Pakistan Japan Friendship Festival April 27, 2014 Tokyo, Japan
48 Genki Matsuri 2014 July 20, 2014 Iwate, Japan
49 Inoki Genome Fight2 August 23, 2014 Tokyo, Japan
50 International Pro Wrestling Festival in Pyongyang August 30, 2014 Pyongyang, North Korea
51 International Pro Wrestling Festival in Pyongyang August 31, 2014 Pyongyang, North Korea
52 Genome31 October 13, 2014 Aichi, Japan
53 Road to Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 December 1, 2014 Tokyo, Japan
54 Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 December 31, 2014 Tokyo, Japan
55 Genome32 February 20, 2015 Tokyo, Japan
56 IGF3 April 11, 2015 Tokyo, Japan
57 Genome33 May 5, 2015 Osaka, Japan
58 Genome34 June 27, 2015 Aichi, Japan
59 IGF4 August 29, 2015 Tokyo, Japan
60 Ja Matsuri 2015 October 31, 2015 Minamisōma, Japan
61 Ja Matsuri 2015 November 1, 2015 Minamisōma, Japan
62 Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2015 December 31, 2015 Tokyo, Japan
63 Genome35 February 26, 2016 Tokyo, Japan
64 Genome36 May 29, 2016 Osaka, Japan
65 Shanghai Dojo Opening Commemoration Convention August 8, 2016 Shanghai, China
66 Inoki – Ali 40th Anniversary September 3, 2016 Tokyo, Japan
67 NEW Opening Series April 5, 2017 Tokyo, Japan
68 Shanghai Launching Business Convention April 8, 2017 Shanghai, China
69 NEW Opening Series 2 April 20, 2017 Tokyo, Japan
70 NEW Opening Series 3 April 30, 2017 Saitama, Japan
71 NEW Opening Series 4 May 12, 2017 Tochigi, Japan
72 NEW Opening Series 5 - Nasu Festival 2017 May 27, 2017 Tochigi, Japan
73 NEW 2nd Series 1 June 2, 2017 Tokyo, Japan
74 NEW 2nd Series 2 June 17, 2017 Osaka, Japan
75 NEW 2nd Series 3 June 18, 2017 Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
76 NEW 2nd Series 4 July 7, 2017 Tokyo, Japan
77 NEW 2nd Series 5 July 15, 2017 Aichi, Japan
78 Inoki ISM 1 July 24, 2017 Tokyo, Japan

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