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Joe Malenko

A Chain Of Tradition by Masanori Horie

Title History


  • AJPW World Junior Heavyweight title defeated Masanobu Fuchi (January 3, 1987);
  • AJPW World Junior Heavyweight title defeating Mitsuo Momota (April 20, 1989);


Career Highlights


  • Joe Malenko is the brother of Dean Malenko and they are both the sons of Boris Malenko..
  • Joe Malenko & Dean Malenko formed a tag team that wrestled in both the U.S. and Japan until Joe’s retirement..
  • Joe Malenko & Dean Malenko competed in All Japan Pro Wrestling from 1998 to 1992..
  • July 7, 1989 – Summer Action Series Tour: Joe Malenko & Dean Malenko defeated Tom Zenk & Jim Brunzell..
  • July 11, 1989 – AJPW: Joe Malenko defeated Dean Malenko by Submission to retain the AJPW Junior Heavyweight title..
  • September 30, 1990 – Giant Baba’s 30th Anniversary Show: The British Bulldogs defeated Joe & Dean Malenko..
  • September 4, 1991 – AJPW Tokyo: Joe & Dean Malenko defeated Mitsuharao Momota & Satoru Asako..
  • March 4, 1992 – AJPW Tokyo: The Can-Am Connection (Kroffat/Furnas) defeated Joe & Dean Malenko (All-Asian Tag Team Title)..
  • June 16, 1992–WCW Clash of the Champions: Ricky Steamboat & Nikita Koloff defeated Joe Malenko & Dean Malenko..
  • August 1992–WWC 19th Anniversary Show: Steve Doll & Rex King beat Dean & Joe Malenko to retain the WWC Tag Team titles.
  • November 18, 1994–ECW Viking Hall: The Tazmaniac & Sabu defeated Dean Malenko & Joe Malenko..
  • February 1995–NJPW Sumo Hall: Dean Malenko & Joe Malenko defeated Tokimitsu Ishizawa & Yuji Nagata..
  • May 5, 1995–ECW House Show: Joe Malenko defeated Alex G by Submission in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida..
  • May 6, 1995–ECW House Show: Joe Malenko defeated Miguel San Juan in Tampa, Florida..
  • December 13, 1995–NJPW: Tatsumi Fujinami defeated Joe Malenko with a Dragon sleeper..
  • April 7, 1996–NJPW: Joe Malenko defeated Tokimitsu Ishizawa with a Butterfly Lock..
  • October 5, 1996–NJPW: Tatsumi Fujinami defeated Joe Malenko …..
  • Joe Malenko is a very successful pharmacist and consultant to the pharmaceutical industry, and gives corporate seminars..



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Trained By

Boris Malenko
Tony Charles




June 4, 1955


Tampa, Florida





235 lbs

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