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The Noah Global Tag League also finished up this week


NOAH "GLOBAL TAG LAGUE 2013", 28.04.2013 (G+)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,000 Fans - Super No Vacancy

1. Global Tag League 2013 - Block B: Takashi Sugiura & Atsushi Kotoge [4] beat & Shinya Ishikawa [2] (8:48) Kotoge over Ishikawa with a Hurricanrana.
2. Global Tag League 2013 - Block B: Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste [4] beat Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka [4] (8:55) Nicholls pinned Iizuka with the Thunder Valley.
3. Global Tag League 2013 - Block B: Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima [6] beat Takashi Sugiura & Atsushi Kotoge [4] (14:59) Nakajima over Kotoge with a German Suplex Hold.
4. Global Tag League 2013 - Block A: Akitoshi Saito & Tomoaki Honma [2] beat Yujiro Takahashi & Maybach Taniguchi [4] (10:32) Honma over Takahashi with a Side Cradle.
5. Global Tag League 2013 - Block A: KENTA & Yoshihiro Takayama [6] beat Takeshi Morishima & Mohammed Yone [4] (14:50) via Referee Stop (KENTA beat Morishima with the GAME OVER).
6. Jonah Rock, Jake Durden & Kyle Sebastian beat Taiji Ishimori, Masao Inoue & Hitoshi Kumano (10:30) Rock over Kumano with a Samoan Drop.
7. Bobby Fish & Eddie Edwards beat SUWA & Genba Hirayanagi (7:43) Edwards over Hirayanagi with the Die Hard.
8. Global Tag League 2013 Final: KENTA & Yoshihiro Takayama beat Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima (19:39) KENTA over Nakajima with the go 2 sleep.


- Global Tag League Final Standings:

Block A:
1. KENTA & Yoshihiro Takayama [6]
2. Takeshi Morishima & Mohammed Yone [6]
3. Yujiro Takahashi & Maybach Taniguchi [4]
4. Eddie Edwards & Bobby Fish [2]
5. Akitoshi Saito & Tomoaki Honma [2]

Block B:
1. Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima [6]
2. Shane Haste & Mikey Nicholls [4]
3. Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka [4]
4. Takashi Sugiura & Atsushi Kotoge [4]
5. Yoshihito Sasaki & Shinya Ishikawa [2]


So KENTA and Takayama take the Global Tag League. Not too surprising overall. The strong tournament showing by TMDK have earned them a shot at Yano and Iizuka's GHC Tag Titles. Also coming out of this show was the next challenge for KENTA, as he'll defend the GHC Heavyweight title next against former champ Takashi Sugiura
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Some results from this week in the Japanese indys that I love so well


Michinoku Pro "MICHINOKU PRO 20TH ANNIVERSARY ~ GOLDEN WEEK SERIES", 29.04.2013
Aomori Hamanasu Hall
492 Fans - Super No Vacancy

1. Pete Dunne beat Ayumu Gunji (6:52) with the DT3.
2. Kinya Oyanagi Survey Office Cup Scramble 3WAY Match: Katsuo beat Yapper Man #1 & Yapper Man #2 (8:25) Katsuo over #2 with a Body Press.
3. Rasse & Kenbai beat Kesen Numagirolamo & Jason Larusso (10:25) Rasse over Larusso with the Jyagaraki.
4. Kinya Oyanagi beat Ken45° (13:11) with the Strongest Octopus Hold.
5. Kenou, Rui Hiugaji & Taro Nohashi beat Fujita "Jr." Hayato, Manjimaru & Daichi Sasaki (15:39) Kenou over Sasaki with a Nodowa Otoshi.


Michinoku Pro "MICHINOKU PRO 20TH ANNIVERSARY ~ GOLDEN WEEK SERIES", 01.05.2013
Tsukidate-machi Sports Park Gymnasium
251 Fans

1. Kinya Oyanagi beat Ayumu Gunji (8:09) with the Strongest Octopus Hold.
2. Kesen Numagirolamo beat Katsuo (11:40) via Pinfall.
3. Rasse & Kenbai beat Manjimaru & Daichi Sasaki (9:51) Rasse over Sasaki with the Jyagaraki.
4. Fujita "Jr." Hayato & Ken45 beat Pete Dunne & Jason Larusso (12:21) Hayato over Larusso with a Right Kick.
5. King Shisa, Yapper Man #1 & Yapper Man #2 beat Kenou, Rui Hiugaji & Taro Nohashi (11:25) Shisa over Nohashi with the Final Shisa DX.


Michinoku Pro "MICHINOKU PRO 20TH ANNIVERSARY ~ GOLDEN WEEK SERIES", 02.05.2013
Yokote City Yokote Gymnasium
252 Fans

1. Ken45 beat Kinya Oyanagi (11:16) with a High-Angle Cradle.
2. 3WAY Match: Rasse beat Manjimaru & Jason Larusso (6:20) via Pinfall an Larusso.
3. Pete Dunne beat Kenbai (9:08) with the DT3.
4. Yapper Man #1 & Yapper Man #2 beat Fujita "Jr." Hayato & Daichi Sasaki (12:03) #1 over Sasaki with a Sky Twister Press.
5. Kenou, Rui Hiugaji & Taro Nohashi beat Kesen Numagirolamo, Katsuo & Ayumu Gunji (15:47) Hiugaji over Gunji with a Boston Crab.


Michinoku Pro "MICHINOKU PRO 20TH ANNIVERSARY ~ GOLDEN WEEK SERIES", 03.05.2013
Akita City Selion Plaza
216 Fans

1. Daichi Sasaki beat Ayumu Gunji (7:12) with a Camel Clutch.
2. 3WAY Match: Katsuo beat Kesen Numagirolamo & Kinya Oyanagi (10:01) via Double Pin.
3. Fujita "Jr." Hayato beat Jason Larusso (8:01) with the KID.
4. Ken45 & Manjimaru beat Yapper Man #1 & Yapper Man #2 (9:33) with the BARONESS von Ken over #2.
5. Kenou, Rui Hiugaji & Taro Nohashi bsiegen Rasse, Kenbai & Pete Dunne (15:45) Kenou over Kenbai with the Rahu.





BJW "SECOND YOKKAICHI GREAT WAR", 27.04.2013
Yokkaichi Australia Memorial Hall
210 Fans

1. Yuichi Taniguchi beat Hoshito Takahashi (8:30) with a Schoolboy.
2. Ouetsu Reppan Domei vs. Heisei Yakuza Duo: Takashi Sasaki & Shadow WX beat Kankuro Hoshino & Masato Inaba (10:53) Shadow over Ohashi with a Vertical-Drop Brainbuster.
3. Team Heavy Metal vs. Strong BJ: Shinya Ishikawa & FUMA beat Ryuichi Kawakami & Kazuki Hashimoto (11:12) Ishikawa over Hashimoto with a Octopus Hold.
4. Flurorestcnet Lighttubes Death Match: Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka beat Kankuro Hoshino Takumi Tsukamoto (13:01) Kodaka over Tsukamoto with the Isami Leg.
5. Hideyoshi Kamitani Mie Triumphant Return Match ~ Strong BJ: Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi beat Yoshihito Sasaki & Hideyoshi Kamitani (16:38) Okabayashi over Kamitani with the Golem Splash.
6. Defend Yokkaichi ~ Win and Rescue ~: Jun Kasai, "Black Angel" Jaki Numazawa & Abdullah Kobayashi beat Ryuji Ito, Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei (14:03) Kobayashi over Kei with the Bakachinga Elbow Drop.
* Brahman Kei was imprisoned in an exploding steel cage during the match.


BJW, 28.04.2013 (Samurai! TV)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,002 Fans

0. Kazuki Hashimoto & Hoshito Takahashi beat Yuji Taniguchi & Hideyoshi Kamitani (8:07) Hashimoto over Kamitani with a Front Neck Lock.
1. MEN's Teioh, Makoto Oishi & SUSUMU beat Shiori Asahi, Onryo & Mototsugu Shimizu (11:14) SUSUMU over Shimizu with a Swan-Dive Body Press.
2. Yoshihito Sasaki, Shinya Ishikawa, Shinobu & Ryuichi Kawakami beat Jun Kasai, "Black Angel" Jaki Numazawa, Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei (13:01) Shinobu over Kei with the S.E.X.
3. BJW Tag Team Title #1 Contender Match: Kankuro Hoshino & Masato Inaba beat Shadow WX & Takashi Sasaki (10:42) Hoshino over Shadow with a Schoolboy.
4. Flurorestcnet Lighttubes Death Match: Ryuji Ito, Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka beat Abdullah Kobayashi, Masashi Takeda & Saburo Inematsu (12:48) Ito over Kobayashi with the Dragon Splash.
5. Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi beat Takao Omori & Yasufumu Nakanoue (11:49) Sekimoto over Nakanoue with a German Suplex Hold.
6. BLT (Barbed Wire Boards, Ladders & Tables) Death Match: Shuji Ishikawa beat Takumi Tsukamoto (18:48) with the Splash Mountain on Lighttubes.
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And the big one, the results from today's New Japan iPPV, including title changes, Devitt strengthening his new faction, the participants for the Best of the Super Juniors, and the return is set for one of New Japan's brightest young stars



NJPW "WRESTLING DONTAKU 2013?, 5/3/13 (WPW/PPV/iPPV)
Fukuoka International Center
6,800 Fans – Super No Vacancy

0. Yuji Nagata, Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask & Maximo beat Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI, Jado & Gedo (7:04) when Liger used an air scissors drop on Gedo.
1. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Title: Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov beat KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley (c) (11:05) when Romero pinned KUSHIDA after the Contract Killer to become the 35th champions.
2. Bad Luck Fale Return Match: Prince Devitt & Bad Luck Fale (King Fale) beat Ryusuke Taguchi & Captain New Japan (5:28) when Devitt pinned Captain after Fale used a choke lariat.
3. IWGP Tag Team Title – 4WAY Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima beat Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr. (c), Manabu Nakanishi & Strong Man and Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka (10:40) when Kojima used a lariat on Strong Man to become the 62nd champions.
4. NEVER Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka ZERO1 (c) beat Tomoaki Honma (9:32) with the Sliding D (3rd defense).
5. Special Singles Match: Togi Makabe beat Yujiro Takahashi (9:59) with a King Kong kneedrop.
6. Special Singles Match: Hirooki Goto vs. Katsuyori Shibata went to a double KO (11:39).
7. Special Singles Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi beat Karl Anderson (12:52) with the High Fly Flow.
8. Double Main Event I – IWGP Intercontinental Title: Shinsuke Nakamura (c) beat Shelton Benjamin (14:59) with the Boma Ye (8th defense).
9. Double Main Event II – IWGP Heavyweight Title: Kazuchika Okada (c) beat Minoru Suzuki (30:49) with the Rainmaker (1st defense).


I haven't seen the show yet, but from what I read the early-mid part of the card was a bit slow, but it picked up late. It started with a bang as Forever Hooligans begin their second reign as IWGP Jr Tag champs, beating Time Splitters. The IWGP Tag titles also changed hands as TenKoji claim yet another reign as champs by winning the 4-way. Big news came after match 7 as Devitt and Fale came out to attach Tanahashi after his win over Karl Anderson. Not only did Anderson not help Tana, he joined in with Devitt and Fale, as did Anderson's second for the match Tama Tonga. So Devitt's new group doubles in size and the 4 gaijin unite under one banner. Devitt later announced that the new group will be known as "BULLET CLUB". The IC title match was pretty good from the reports I read, with Shelton having a much better showing than he did against Masato Tanaka in January. The main event was said to be very good as well, with Okada impressing yet again. After the match, he was challenged by Togi Makabe for the DOMINION iPPV in June.

Also announced for DOMINION was the return of Tetsuya Naito, who has been out of action since last summer with a knee injury. No word on Naito's opponent as of yet, but it's great to see him coming back. Once he gets back in the swing of things it should open up some great potential matchups at the top of the card.

The participants for the Best of the Super Juniors was announced as well:

Best of the Super Juniors XX
----------------------------
1. Prince Devitt
2. Jushin Thunder Liger
3. Tiger Mask
4. Ryusuke Taguchi
5. KUSHIDA
6. Alex Shelley
7. BUSHI
8. Hiromu Takahashi
9. Rocky Romero
10. Alex Koslov
11. Jado
12. Brian Kendrick
13. Taichi
14. TAKA Michinoku (Kaientai Dojo)
15. Kenny Omega (DDT)
16. Titan (CMLL)
17. Ricochet (Dragon Gate)
18. Trent Barreta

Interesting to see Kendrick and Barreta on the list, but I'm really excited to see what Ricochet can bring to New Japan. This could be a huge platform for him, much like last year's BoSJ was for PAC. Great to see Kenny Omega back as well. Would have been nice to see Kota Ibushi in the mix, as well as a return for Fujita "Jr" Hayato, but I'll take what I can get. BoSJ is always my favorite time of the year in New Japan, and this one looks tasty
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I'm glad to see TMDK getting a decent push. They are a good team. Also gonna go on a huge limb and pick Ricochet to win this years Super Juniors. I think Devitt will have a strongshowing but they are wanting ot push him against Tanahashi
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Cot Damn...

That has to be a 9 on the Muta scale correct?

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Jun Kasai laughs at the Muta scale...



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Results from an apparently fantastic "Dead or Alive 2013" PPV from Dragon Gate. Results courtesy of iheartdg.com

5/5/2013 Aichi, Aichi Prefectural Gym ~DEAD or ALIVE 2013 - 6500 Attendance
0. Mondai Ryu, Kzy{W} (5:05 Impact) Chihiro Tominaga{L}, Yuki Shimizu
1. Ryo "Jimmy" Saito{W}, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Kanda (9:18 Double Cross) Super Shenlong III{L}, Super Shisa, Cyber Kong
2. K-ness{W}, Kotoka (7:12 Hikari no Wa) Jimmy Kagetora{W}, Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin
3. Jimmy Susumu (13:47 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) Ricochet
4. Open the Triangle Gate Title Match: Naruki Doi{W}, Shachihoko BOY, Rich Swann (20:45 V9 Clutch) Masaaki Mochizuki, HUB{L}, Don Fujii
*1st Defense
5. Open the Brave Gate Title Match: Masato Yoshino (19:05 Top Rope Lightning Spiral) Dragon Kid
*DK fails in his 10th Defense, Yoshino becomes the 23rd Champion
6. Open the Twin Gate Title Match: YAMATO{W}, Shingo Takagi (23:38 Gallaria) BxB Hulk{L}, Uhaa Nation
*BxB Nation fail in their 2nd Defense, TakaYAMA become the 25th Champion Team
7. Open the Dream Gate Title Match: CIMA (30:28 Japanese Ocean Cyclone Suplex Hold) Akira Tozawa
*14th Defense


So the CIMA train keeps rolling along as he successfully knocks back the challenge of Tozawa in his v14 defense in what was a very good match by the reports I saw. No challenger emerged for the next defense as CIMA looks to continue to make good on his promise to defend the Dream Gate every month this year against a different challenger, but CIMA said he'd take on all challengers no matter who they were.

While the Dream Gate stayed around the waist of CIMA, two other titles changed hands as YAMATO and Shingo claimed the Twin Gate titles from the MAD BLANKEY duo of BxB Hulk and Uhaa Nation, and Dragon Kid fell just one day short of one year as Brave Gate champion as he was defeated by Yoshino in what was allegedly the match of the night. The crowd was reportedly red hot for this match as Yoshino busted out a top rope Lightning Spiral to unseat Kid and begin his unprecedented sixth reign as Brave Gate champion. I really cannot wait to get a hold of this show, on paper it looked really good and from all I've heard it turned out even better

One slightly concerning note from the show though, during his match with Susumu, Ricochet injured his knee. He did come out later in the show to second Yoshino during his Brave Gate match, but he was limping noticeably on his way out. Hopefully it's nothing serious as I'd hate to see him miss out on the Best of the Super Juniors
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Just ordered 10 dvds from ivp.

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Results from the Dragon Gate "King of Gate" tour kickoff show courtesy of iheartdg.com


5/10/2013 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall - 1850 Attendance

0. Shachihoko BOY (6:40 Inside Cradle) Mondai Ryu
1. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino{W}, Ricochet (13:05 Lighting Spiral) Ryo "Jimmy" Saito{L}, Jimmy Kanda, Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin
2. Jimmy Kagetora{W}, Cyber Kong (10:36 Kagenui) Dragon Kid, Kenichiro Arai{L}
3. KING OF GATE 2013 First Round A Block: Don Fujii (6:23 HIMEI) Kotoka
4. KING OF GATE 2013 First Round A Block: YAMATO (15:48 Frankensteiner) Masaaki Mochizuki
5. KING OF GATE 2013 First Round A Block: Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! (7:29 Backslide from Heaven) Rich Swann
6. KING OF GATE 2013 First Round A Block: Shingo Takagi (24:23 Pumping Bomber) BxB Hulk
7. CIMA, K-ness{W}, Jimmy Susumu (21:20 Hikari no Wa) Akira Tozawa, Kzy{L}, Uhaa Nation

After the main event, Doi came out and challenged K-ness to a rematch from their match last month. K-ness refused, but said he would agree to a Triangle Gate match. Doi agreed, but CIMA took himself out of the running as the man to join K-ness and Susumu in their title challenge. After he did that, Mochizuki volunteered to join his former M2K teammates K-ness and Susumu. So the match is set and, according to Jae's report, it will feature a full M2K revival with new kickboards, new ring costumes, and new yokosuka jumper jackets.

Grizz's reaction: The mere thought of an M2K revival, even if for only one night, gives me an erection only an AJ-related thread could top. Waiting to see the footage from that show will be pure torture
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NOAH "FINAL BURNING IN BUDOKAN", 11.05.2013 (PPV)
Tokyo Nippon Budokan
17,000 Fans - Super No Vacancy

1 Feel the Danger Zone: Masanobu Fuchi Defeated Hitoshi Kumano (6:21) with a backdrop suplex.
2 This is the junior NOAH: Taiji Ishimori & Atsushi Kotoge defeat SUWA & Genba Hirayanagi (8:45) Ishimori over SUWA after a 450 splash.
- Kenta Kobashi Retirement Ceremony
BURNING vs. 3. BURNING: Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki beat Tamon Honda & Kentaro Shiga (11:29 am) Suzuki over Shiga after the Endless Waltz.
4 Js Spirits vs. Revolution Special Tag Match: Genichiro Tenryu & Yoshinari Ogawa beat Takeshi Morishima & Masao Inoue (8:38) Ogawa over Inoue after a horizontal cradle.
5.NOAH vs. NJPW Special Six Man Tag Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Yuji Nagata, and Satoshi Kojima beat Takashi Sugiura, Mohammed Yone & Akitoshi Saito (14:23) Tanahashi over Saito after the High Fly Flow.
6 Four Men Together GET Special Tag Match: Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama beat Minoru Suzuki & Naomichi Marufuji (18:26) Takayama over Marufuji after an Everest German suplex hold.
7 FINAL BURNING in Budokan - Kenta Kobashi Retirerment Match: Kenta Kobashi, Keiji Muto , Jun Akiyama & Kensuke Sasaki defeated Go Shiozaki, KENTA, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Maybach Taniguchi (39:59) Kobashi over Kanemaru after a moonsault press.


And so the curtain falls on the legendary career of Kenta Kobashi, who goes out in in front of a completely sold out Budokan Hall. The retirement ceremony was held after match 2 and featured in-person guests including Hayabusa, former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, Akira Taue, Hiroshi Hase, Mitsuo Momota, Masahiro Chono, and Dangerous K himself, Toshiaki Kawada, as well as video messages from Johnny Ace and Stan Hanson. The main event was apparently quite the spectacle, with the crowd eating it up, and Kobashi wins with a final moonsault press. Post match was very emotional, Akiyama and KENTA both cried, and Kobashi started a "Misawa" chant because he never got the opportunity to have a retirement show such as this.

Truly the end of an era, domo arigato Kobashi-san


Hayabusa walking to the ring


Kobashi receives flowers from super hot AKB-48 member Asuka Kuramochi. It's good to be the king...


The most dangerous noodle shop owner in all of Japan, Toshiaki Kawada and Masanobu Fuchi


So many streamers


Rolling cradle, or ROOORRIINGGUUU CRRRAAADDDUUUURRRUUU!!!


Post match celebration


Ten bell salute
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enjoy retirement Kobashi.

Your in ring work will be studied for decades to come.
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WOW, I gotta see that. I often wonder what levels Hayabusa would've reached. I was worried this was gonna fall short of attention it needed but atleast it sounded epic.
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Some other cool pics of the event from Enuhito's blog





Kobashi's mom and his wife


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Sub because I just heard about Kobashi's retirement match and want to see a video when it's out.

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Kobashi, Akiyama, Mutoh & Sasaki vs KENTA... by SenorLARIATO
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VU Stryfe, thanks! I was just pulling it down from my seedbox now, can't wait to see it
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Stryfe -
Kobashi, Akiyama, Mutoh & Sasaki vs KENTA... by SenorLARIATO
Thank you, my friend. VU. Phone Post 3.0
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Just started watching and I actually got goosebumps from Kobashi's entrance, that crowd was spectacular

Now to the actual match
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Match is really fun so far, poor Go is getting his chest caved in by chops from Kobashi and Kensuke



And, on a side note, fantastic job on the wife front by Kobashi!

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Thank you for the vote ups.

I know what you mean about goosebumps grizz. You can also see ho.w much respect the others carry for him. Muta and KENTA especially.. I really hate Kawada wasn't a part of the match. Professional wise Muta and Kobashi had little interaction when you think about it. I also thought it was impressive seeing the who's/who around the ring. Kobashi advertised for a wife a few years ago. I don't remember what year it was but he said he was gonna be married by the end of the year and how KENTA and Marafuji were getting all the ladies.
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Kawada has moved on from wrestling so I'm not surprised he wasn't part of the match. It was good to see him make an appearance, but something tells me that it may be the last time you see him around a ring for quite a long time. If you want to see Dangerous K again you may have to settle for having lunch at his ramen shop


And Kobashi set the bar pretty high for KENTA and Marufuji, cause she's absolutely stunning
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on a NJPW note what's the chances we see the sterotype of Fale and Tonga as a Samoan/SST/Islander team?
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Chances of seeing them as a tag team = High
Chances of seeing them with that gimmick = Nil

Also on a NJPW note, here is the card so far for the next iPPV, "Dominion"

NJPW "DOMINION 6.22?, 6/22/13 (WPW)
Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium

1. Tetsuya Naito Return Match: Tetsuya Naito vs. Yujiro Takahashi
2. Special Singles Match: Hirooki Goto vs. Katsuyori Shibata
3. IWGP Tag Team Title – 3WAY Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima (c) vs. Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka vs. Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.
4. IWGP Heavyweight Title: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Togi Makabe


Should be a nice return match for Naito vs his old "No Limit" teammate Yujiro. Also, Okada has requested that the title match against Makabe be a hardcore match, so that one could be a big departure from the normal title defenses we've seen
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Also, here are the blocks and cards for the "Best of the Super Juniors" courtesy of puroresufan.com. Lots of tasty matchups in the block stage, including Shelley vs Devitt, Ricochet vs Devitt, Taguchi vs Omega, and Liger vs Ricochet.

Block A: Devitt, Liger, Shelley, Hiromu Takahashi, Taichi, Romero, Titan, Barreta, Ricochet
Block B: Tiger Mask, Taguchi, KUSHIDA, BUSHI, Kenny Omega, Koslov, Kendrick, Jado, TAKA

NJPW "BEST OF THE SUPER JR. XX EVE", 5/22/13 (Samurai! TV)
Nagoya International Conference Hall

1. Sho Tanaka vs. Yohei Komatsu
2. Road to the BEST OF THE SUPER JR. XX I: BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi vs. Titan & Barreta
3. Road to the BEST OF THE SUPER JR. XX II: Kenny Omega & Ricochet vs Taichi & TAKA Michinoku
4. Road to the BEST OF THE SUPER JR. XX III: Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask, KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley vs. Rocky Romero, Alex Koslov, Brian Kendrick & Jado
5. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Yuji Nagata & Takaaki Watanabe vs. Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka, Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI
6. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Manabu Nakanishi, Ryusuke Taguchi & Captain New Japan vs. Prince Devitt, Karl Anderson, Tama Tonga & Bad Luck Fale
7. Togi Makabe, Hirooki Goto & Tomoaki Honma vs. Kazuchika Okada, Yujiro Takahashi & Gedo

NJPW, 5/24/13 (Asahi Newstar)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Hiromu Takahashi
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Tiger Mask vs. TAKA Michinoku
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Kenny Omega vs. Jado
4. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Rocky Romero vs. Taichi
5. Togi Makabe, Hirooki Goto & Tomoaki Honma vs. Kazuchika Okada, YOSHI-HASHI & Gedo
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Barreta vs. Ricochet
7. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Alex Koslov
8. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: KUSHIDA vs. BUSHI
9. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Alex Shelley vs. Prince Devitt

NJPW, 5/26/13 (Samurai! TV)
Numazu Distribution Center

1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: BUSHI vs. Jado
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Titan vs. Barreta
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Tiger Mask vs. Alex Koslov
4. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Rocky Romero
5. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Takaaki Watanabe vs. Karl Anderson & Tama Tonga
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Hiromu Takahashi vs. Prince Devitt
7. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Brian Kendrick
8. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Alex Shelley vs. Taichi
9. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: KUSHIDA vs. TAKA Michinoku
10. Togi Makabe, Hirooki Goto & Tomoaki Honma vs. Kazuchika Okada, YOSHI-HASHI & Gedo

NJPW, 5/28/13
Toyohashi City Gymnasium #2

1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Hiromu Takahashi vs. Titan
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: BUSHI vs. TAKA Michinoku
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: KUSHIDA vs. Brian Kendrick
4. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Tiger Mask vs. Kenny Omega
5. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Captain New Japan vs. Karl Anderson & Tama Tonga
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Jado
7. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Taichi
8. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Ricochet vs. Rocky Romero
9. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Baretta vs. Prince Devitt
10. Togi Makabe, Hirooki Goto & Tomoaki Honma vs. Kazuchika Okada, YOSHI-HASHI & Gedo

NJPW, 5/30/13 (Samurai! TV)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Hiromu Takahashi vs. Taichi
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Brian Kendrick vs. TAKA Michinoku
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Tiger Mask vs. BUSHI
4. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Titan
5. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Captain New Japan vs. Karl Anderson & Bad Luck Fale
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: KUSHIDA vs Alex Koslov
7. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Alex Shelley vs. Rocky Romero
8. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Kenny Omega
9. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Ricochet vs. Prince Devitt

NJPW, 6/1/13 (Samurai! TV)
Kyoto KBS Hall

1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Hiromu Takahashi vs. Ricochet
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Brian Kendrick vs. Jado
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Titan vs. Taichi
4. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Tiger Mask vs. KUSHIDA
5. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Captain New Japan vs. Karl Anderson & Tama Tonga
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Alex Shelley vs. Baretta
7. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Kenny Omega vs. Alex Koslov
8. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. BUSHI
9. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Rocky Romero vs. Prince Devitt
10. Togi Makabe, Hirooki Goto & Tomoaki Honma vs. Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii & Gedo

NJPW, 6/2/13 (Samurai! TV)
Akashi Municipal Industrial Exchange Center

1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Hiromu Takahashi vs. Baretta
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: BUSHI vs. Brian Kendrick
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Alex Koslov vs. Jado
4. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Kenny Omega vs. TAKA Michinoku
5. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Captain New Japan vs. Karl Anderson & Tama Tonga
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Ricochet vs. Titan
7. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Alex Shelley
8. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Taichi vs. Prince Devitt
9. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. KUSHIDA
10. Togi Makabe, Hirooki Goto & Tomoaki Honma vs. Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii & Gedo

NJPW, 6/3/13
Yawatahama Citizen Sports Center

1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Hiromu Takahashi vs. Rocky Romero
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: BUSHI vs. Alex Koslov
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Baretta
4. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Tiger Mask vs. Jado
5. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Captain New Japan vs. Karl Anderson & Tama Tonga
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Ricochet vs. Taichi
7. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Alex Shelley vs. Titan
8. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Kenny Omega vs. Brian Kendrick
9. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. TAKA Michinoku
10. Togi Makabe, Hirooki Goto & Tomoaki Honma vs. Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii & Gedo

NJPW, 6/4/13 (Samurai! TV)
Texpia Osaka

1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Alex Shelley vs. Hiromu Takahashi
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Tiger Mask vs. Brian Kendrick
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Baretta vs. Rocky Romero
4. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Alex Koslov vs. TAKA Michinoku
5. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Captain New Japan vs. Karl Anderson & Tama Tonga
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: KUSHIDA vs. Jado
7. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: BUSHI vs. Kenny Omega
8. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Titan vs. Prince Devitt
9. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Ricochet
10. Togi Makabe, Hirooki Goto & Tomoaki Honma vs. Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii & Gedo

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NJPW, 6/6/13 (Samurai! TV)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Prince Devitt
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Alex Shelley vs. Ricochet
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Titan vs. Rocky Romero
4. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Baretta vs. Taichi
5. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Tiger Mask vs. Ryusuke Taguchi
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: KUSHIDA vs. Kenny Omega
7. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Alex Koslov vs. Brian Kendrick
8. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Jado vs. TAKA Michinoku
9. Togi Makabe, Hirooki Goto & Tomoaki Honma vs. Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI

NJPW, 6/9/13 (Asahi Newstar)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Best of the Super Jr. – Semi Final: Block A 1st place vs. Block B 2nd place
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Semi Final: Block B 1st place vs. Block A 2nd place
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Final:

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