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5/6/12 2:35 PM
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One additional interesting result from today. I checked Dramatic DDT today and it looks like DDT revived their tradition of having an outdoor falls count anywhere match in a campground/national park.

6 Way Match: El Generico defeated Kota Ibushi, HARASHIMA, Gota Ihashi, Batten Tamagawa and Takao Soma when Generico pinned Soma with the Brainbustaaaaahhhhh!!!!! onto a table.

The start was apparently delayed due to heavy rain. It started in a campgound, complete with a roaring campfire, then expanded out from there. A truck from the nature school was hijacked at one point as well. If this pic is any indication, it was ridiculous and I can't wait to see it

5/7/12 5:00 PM
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 Latest NJPW Greatest Moments Video

5/7/12 10:10 PM
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^Very cool stuff. WWE should pay attention to what NJPW does with their youtube account


Also, today was the finals of the All Japan Champion Carnival, and the 2012 champion is...




Taiyo Kea

Champion Carnival - Semi Final: Taiyo Kea beat Yuji Nagata
Champion Carnival -Semi Final: Suwama beat Akebono
Champion Carnival - Final: Taiyo Kea beat Suwama (22:33) with the TKO


Not where I thought they'd go with it, but Kea's been a good servant to All Japan, and they drew a full house at Korakuen, so good for them
5/7/12 10:33 PM
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I remember when they were saying Kea was going to be the next Kobashi and he fell way short. He's done much better since they have quit putting that pressure on him.
5/7/12 10:35 PM
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On the topic of NJPW YouTube page, I always thought it was great marketing when the crockets would show clips from Starcade the next week or ECW would show clips or lower card matches. Made you hate you missed it.
5/8/12 7:36 PM
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Yeah, Kea was never going to be anything close to Kobashi, but really who ever will be? You can't compare young guys just starting out to legends like that. Morishima had similar expectations put on him and it took him years to establish himself, and some people still consider him a disappointment

In other Taiyo Kea news, the Champion Carnival win didn't go unnoticed as the first match announced for the big All Japan/New Japan joint 40th Anniversary Show will see him get a title shot. Would have been nice to see the Triple Crown match be an interpromotional match against someone from New Japan, but it should be solid none the less

NJPW/AJPW 40TH Anniversary - 7/1/12

AJPW Triple Crown Championship - Jun Akiyama (c) vs Taiyo Kea
5/8/12 10:48 PM
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The blocks have also been determined for New Japan's Best of the Super Juniors XIX, which starts 5/27

Block A:
- Prince Devitt
- Jushin Thunder Liger
- Gedo
- KUSHIDA
- BUSHI
- Taichi
- PAC
- Rocky Romero
- Angel de Oro

Block B:
- Tiger Mask
- Davey Richards
- Ryusuke Taguchi
- Jado
- Low Ki
- TAKA Michinoku
- Black Tiger
- Alex Kozlov
- Daisuke Sasaki

In addition to the blocks, the block matchups have also been released for each show on the tour. Really looking forward to the Low Ki/Davey Richards and Devitt/PAC matches. Matchups courtesy of puroresufan


NJPW, 5/27/12 (Asahi Newstar)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Jado vs. Daisuke Sasaki
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Alex Kozlov vs. TAKA Michinoku
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Low Ki
4. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Tiger Mask vs. Davey Richards
5. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Angel de Oro vs. Taichi
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: BUSHI vs. Rocky Romero
7. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Prince Devitt vs. KUSHIDA
8. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Pac

NJPW, 5/28/12
Chiba Port Arena Sub Arena

1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Alex Kozlov vs. Black Tiger
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Low Ki vs. Daisuke Sasaki
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: TAKA Michinoku vs. Davey Richards
4. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: KUSHIDA vs. BUSHI
5. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Gedo
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Prince Devitt vs. Taichi

NJPW, 5/30/12
Shinshu Sky Park Gymnasium

1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Jado vs. Alex Kozlov
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Daisuke Sasaki vs. Black Tiger
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Tiger Mask vs. Ryusuke Taguchi
4. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Gedo vs. Angel de Oro
5. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Taichi vs. Pac
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Prince Devitt vs. Rocky Romero

NJPW, 5/31/12
Wel Sunpia Tsuruga

1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Davey Richards vs. Black Tiger
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Jado
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Low Ki vs. TAKA Michinoku
4. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: BUSHI vs. Gedo
5. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: KUSHIDA vs. Rocky Romero
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Angel de Oro

NJPW, 6/1/12
Iwade Municipal Citizen Gymnasium

1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Jado vs. Black Tiger
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Alex Kozlov
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Tiger Mask vs. Daisuke Sasaki
4. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Pac vs. Angel de Oro
5. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Taichi
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Prince Devitt vs. BUSHI

NJPW, 6/2/12 (J SPORTS)
Kyoto KBS Hall

1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Alex Kozlov vs. Davey Richards
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Low Ki vs. Black Tiger
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Tiger Mask vs. TAKA Michinoku
4. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: KUSHIDA vs. Pac
5. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Prince Devitt vs. Gedo
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Rocky Romero

NJPW, 6/3/12 (Samurai! TV)
Akashi Municipal Industrial Exchange Center

1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: TAKA Michinoku vs. Jado
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Daisuke Sasaki
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Tiger Mask vs. Low Ki
4. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Gedo vs. Pac
5. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Prince Devitt vs. Angel de Oro
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. KUSHIDA

NJPW, 6/5/12
Kasukabe Convention Hall

1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Daisuke Sasaki vs. Davey Richards
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Low Ki vs. Jado
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Black Tiger
4. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Pac vs. Rocky Romero
5. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Taichi vs. Gedo
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: BUSHI vs. Angel de Oro

NJPW, 6/6/12 (Samurai! TV)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Daisuke Sasaki vs. Alex Kozlov
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Low Ki vs. Davey Richards
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. TAKA Michinoku
4. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Tiger Mask vs. Black Tiger
5. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Angel de Oro vs. Rocky Romero
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: KUSHIDA vs. Taichi
7. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. BUSHI
8. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Prince DEvitt vs. Pac

NJPW, 6/7/12
Tochigi Bunka Center Sub Hall

1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Daisuke Sasaki vs. TAKA Michinoku
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Davey Richards vs. Jado
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Tiger Mask vs. Alex Kozlov
4. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Rocky Romero vs. Gedo
5. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: BUSHI vs. Taichi
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: KUSHIDA vs. Angel de Oro

NJPW, 6/9/12
Nagoya International Conference Hall

1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: TAKA Michinoku vs. Black Tiger
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Alex Kozlov vs. Low Ki
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Tiger Mask vs. Jado
4. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Davey Richards
5. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Rocky Romero vs. Taichi
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: BUSHI vs. Pac
7. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: KUSHIDA vs. Gedo
8. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Prince Devitt vs. Jushin Thunder Liger

NJPW, 6/10/12 (Samurai! TV)
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:
5/9/12 12:54 AM
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PAC/Devitt should be great



Wish there were more of the Dragon Gate guys in it. Seems they get left out in a lot of these.

Angel De Oro doesn't seem to fit in there though.
5/9/12 9:18 AM
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That DDT picture looks hysterical.

This may have been the first falls count anywhere match that included a kayak ride.
5/9/12 11:55 AM
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got my hands on a DL of the AJPW Champions Carnival finals and will watch it tonight, thanks Grizz! Phone Post
5/9/12 4:10 PM
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AJPW SPOILERS-CHAMPION'S CARNIVAL

Just keeping all of these on one post:

Just finished Nagata/Kea. Came out with Nagata looking like the superior of the two, and just getting caught to lose. A quick finishing sequence, good little match nonetheless. Suwama vs Akebono now!
 
Holy crap! Suwama backdrops Akebono for the win! Mighty impressive and really showcases Suwama's strength. He is fun to watch, and is a top tier Puro HW for sure.... 
The finals was a fun match to watch, there was a sequence in the middle that I wasn't a fan of with both guys going suplex and after suplex and pretty much no selling the other guy, but towards the end really picked up. Suwama hit a SICK headbutt right before the finish with an audible THUD before getting TKO'd by Kea for the win.
5/9/12 8:48 PM
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Nice, I'm downloading it right now on my seedbox, hoping to be able to watch at least some of it tonight. Suwama backdropping Akebono is impressive, but check out the Akebono/Taiyo Kea match from the first night of the Carnival



How's that for a finish?! SUGOI !!!
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A bit of bad news today also, Davey Richards is out of the Best of the Super Juniors, allegedly due to injuries from his car accident, but he's got a bunch of dates booked Stateside already, so who knows. No replacement yet, but there are plenty of good choices out there considering how weak this year's tournament is compared to last year. I'm hoping for Fujita Jr Hayato personally, though if Kota Ibushi is recovered well enough from his injury layoff then he's the obvious choice
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grizz632 - Nice, I'm downloading it right now on my seedbox, hoping to be able to watch at least some of it tonight. Suwama backdropping Akebono is impressive, but check out the Akebono/Taiyo Kea match from the first night of the Carnival



How's that for a finish?! SUGOI !!!
 
WOW! Has Sekimoto given him a delayed German yet? Props to Akebono taking those bumps as a big man
 
5/9/12 10:40 PM
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GYAAAMAAAAN SUUUPLEXXXUUUU HOLDOOOOO!!!!!!

5/9/12 11:12 PM
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LOVE Sekimoto! He is awesome...really enjoying the new Puro stuff I am seeing, is the business having a bit of a resurgence? With big time MMA dying in Japan it is probably having less competition and it's stars aren't getting pushed into being mutilated I would imagine.. Phone Post
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It's definitely on the upswing, but it's nowhere near where it was at it's height. The current generation of stars has me pretty optimistic on where Puro is heading though
5/10/12 12:26 AM
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If you could break down guys into tiers, based on their importance to the overall puro scene how would you?

guys like Tanahashi, Nakamura, Nagata, Mutoh, Akiyama, Shiozaki, Suwama, Suguira would be like top tier?

Almost there? Sanada, Okada, Goto, Naito, KENTA, Morishima?

I'd really just like to keep this convo going as I have missed so much puro and absolutely used to love following it... Phone Post
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I would probably include guys like KENTA and Marufuji in that top tier also, along with a couple of older guys that are still top stars like Kojima, Kensuke Sasaki, and Minoru Suzuki. The Dragon Gate mark in me would also include CIMA and Masaaki Mochizuki in that group also

The guys that are "almost there" or just a step below those top guys would include all the guys you listed, though Sanada is probably the lowest in the group status-wise. Add in Togi Makabe, Taiyo Kea, Masato Tanaka, Kota Ibushi, Prince Devitt, YAMATO, and probably a handful of others also
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Davey Richards replacement for the Best of the Super Juniors has been announced, and it will be Brian "Spanky" Kendrick

Color me surprised at that pick
5/12/12 1:33 PM
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Also, Dragon Gate's annual "King of Gate" tournament kicked off on Thursday. It's a single elimination tournament, with the winner usually getting an Open the Dream Gate title shot at the next big PPV. The first round matches were Thursday and Friday, with the second round happening today and tomorrow. The semi-finals will be 5/18 in Kyoto and the finals the next day 5/19 in Osaka. Here are the results from the first round, starting with Thursday's big Korakuen Hall show. Results courtesy of iheartdg.com

1. Kotoka, Eita Kobayashi{W} (3:48 Moonsault Press) Chihiro Tominaga, Super Shenlong III{L}
2. PAC{W}, Rich Swann (8:34 High Angle Shooting Star Press) Jimmy Kagetora, Shisa BOY{L}
3. K-ness, Kenichiro Arai, Super Shisa{W} (9:44 Yoshitonic) Ryo "Jimmy" Saito, Jimmy Kanda{L}, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!
4. King of Gate 2012 A Block First Round: Dragon Kid (13:26 World Liner Cutback) Jimmy Susumu
5. King of Gate 2012 A Block First Round: YAMATO (13:01 Sleeper Hold) Shingo Takagi
6. Open the Triangle Gate Next Contender Match: CIMA, Masaaki Mochizuki{W}, Don Fujii (13:07 Twister) Cyber Kong{L}, Naoki Tanisaki, Mondai Ryu
7. King of Gate 2012 A Block First Round: Akira Tozawa (15:30 Package German Suplex Hold) Naruki Doi
8. King of Gate 2012 A Block First Round: Masato Yoshino (18:40 Sol Naciente Kai) BxB Hulk


5/11/2012 Kanagawa, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse - 500 Attendance
1. King of Gate 2012 B Block 1st Round: Eita Kobayashi (8:13 Chop Rush) Kzy
2. King of Gate 2012 B Block 1st Round: Don Fujii (3:43 Nice German) Mondai Ryu
3. 3 Way Tag Match: YAMATO{W}, Shingo Takagi (14:46 Mushakaeshi) Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk{L}; Masato Yoshino, PAC
4. King of Gate 2012 B Block 1st Round: Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! (9:43 Backslide from Heaven) Cyber Kong
5. King of Gate 2012 B Block 1st Round: Masaaki Mochizuki (11:18 Dragon Suplex Hold) Jimmy Kanda
6. CIMA, Dragon Kid, Super Shisa{W} (17:32 Yoshitonic) Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora, Ryo "Jimmy" Saito


So new Open the Brave Gate champion Dragon Kid continues his winning ways over Susumu, YAMATO gets the win over his Akatsuki teammate Shingo, and a nice win for Kobayashi as his small push prior to his excursion to Mexico continues. That leaves the cards for the second round shows looking like this:

5/12/2012 Aichi, Tsushima Bunka Hall
1. PAC, Super Shisa vs. BxB Hulk, Mondai Ryu
2. Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora vs. Chihiro Tominaga, Super Shenlong III
3. King of Gate 2012 B Block 2nd Round: YAMATO vs. Dragon Kid
4. CIMA, Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii vs. Ryo "Jimmy" Saito, Jimmy Kanda, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!
5. King of Gate 2012 B Block 2nd Round: Akira Tozawa vs. Masato Yoshino

5/13/2012 Yamanashi, Kofu Ai Messe Yamanashi
0. Jimmy Kanda vs. Super Shenlong III
1. Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora vs. BxB Hulk, Mondai Ryu
2. KING of GATE B Block 2nd Round: Masaaki Mochizuki vs. Eita Kobayashi
3. KING of GATE B Block 2nd Round: Don Fujii vs. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!
4. Masato Yoshino, PAC, Super Shisa vs. CIMA, Dragon Kid, Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa
5. YAMATO, Shingo Takagi vs. Akira Tozawa, Cyber Kong
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And the results for today's show are in also:

5/12/2012 Aichi, Tsushima Bunka Hall - 700 Attendance
1. PAC{Q}, Super Shisa (10:59 Firebird Splash) BxB Hulk, Mondai Ryu{L}
2. Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora{W} (19:51 Michinoku Driver) Chihiro Tominaga, Super Shenlong III{L}
3. King of Gate 2012 B Block 2nd Round: Dragon Kid (14:47 Bible) YAMATO
4. CIMA{W}, Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii (15:31 Meteora) Ryo "Jimmy" Saito, Jimmy Kanda, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!{L}
5. King of Gate 2012 B Block 2nd Round: Akira Tozawa (14:45 Package German Suplex) Masato Yoshino


Tozawa continues his run by knocking off his second consecutive World-1 International member. That also makes two former Open the Dream Gate champions he's beat in the tournament, so he's looking like the man to beat this year. So the semi-finals will look like:

King of Gate 2012 Semi-final 1: Dragon Kid vs Akira Tozawa
King of Gate 2012 Semi-final 2: Mochizuki/Kobayashi vs Fujii/Horiguchi


If the finals end up being anything other than Tozawa vs Mochizuki, with Tozawa winning, I'll be stunned
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i was pleasantly surprised when I saw Minoru Tanaka pop up on the AJPW show i dled, he has been around seemingly FOREVER and is really fun to watch.

I am, and have been, drawn to AJPW for some reason ever since they were in dire straights from the NOAH split, it is great to see they have found their niche.

Lots of people are big on Dragon Gate, and I remember them from the Toryumon days, care to give me a synopsis of whats up with them? Phone Post
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When I went to Japan a couple years ago I got to go to an All Japan show at Ryogoku Kokugikan (Tokyo Sumo Hall). They put on a great show. Takayama won the Triple Crown from The Great Muta, but the best match of the night was the AJPW Junior Heavyweight title match between Minoru and Kaz Hayashi. I saw 4 pro wrestling shows while I was in Japan, and their match was probably the best of the whole trip. Minoru gets a bad rap sometimes, but I enjoy his stuff for the most part


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As for Dragon Gate, here's a quick synopsis of where they're at currently

2011 was an interesting year for Dragon Gate mainly because, for really the first time that I can remember, there were only 2 units. At the end of 2010, Naruki Doi betrayed his World-1 teammates during a "losing unit disbands" match against Deep Drunkers. World-1 still won the match, causing Deep Drunkers to disband. Doi then formed an unnamed unit, promising to turn Dragon Gate's world upside down in the coming months. The rest of the year, a group of silver masked men would intrude randomly on the Dragon Gate shows. At first there were 3, then 4, then 6, and finally at the beginning of 2011, 9 of them appeared at the end of the first Korakuen Hall show of the year, including one in a gold mask. 4 of the masked men revealed themselves as Doi and 3 of the former Deep Drunkers members, Yasushi Kanda, Naoki Tanizaki, and Kzy. The remaining 5 were the entire "Warriors" group of Dragon Kid, Ryo Saito, Genki Horiguchi, Ricochet, and the gold mask was CIMA. Later that month they revealed their group name, "Blood Warriors", which was a pairing of the parts of two names CIMA's past groups used (Warriors and Blood Generation). The new supergroup ran roughshod over Dragon Gate the next few months, including defeating the remaining World-1 members in an April Triangle Gate title match with the stipulation that if World-1 lost they had to disband. On that same show, Masaaki Mochizuki won the Open the Dream Gate title from Masato Yoshino. After his win, he decided that the champion should not be without a group and that Blood Warriors had to be stopped, so he formed a new group with Yoshino and other former World-1 members Susumu Yokosuka and PAC. In May, Shingo decided to end the "Kamikaze" unit after he lost to Mochizuki. He later decided to join Mocchi's unit, along with Kamikaze teammate YAMATO. The other two Kamikaze members, Cyber Kong and KAGETORA remained without a unit for the time being. Around this same time, Dragon Kid unwittingly cost Blood Warriors a match and wasn't really fitting in with their heel tenancies, and was booted from the group. Blood Warriors replaced Kid in the group with a rookie, Takuya Tomakomai, who was renamed to "Tomahawk T.T.", and Cyber Kong. Dragon Kid promptly joined Mocchi's new group. KAGETORA also joined around this time, as did GAMMA who was booted from Blood Warriors at the end of May. Super Shisa rounded off the unit membership and the group was named in June to "Junction III". The name came from the unit being a joining of 3 units (World-1, Kamikaze, and the Veteran Army). On that same show, BxB Hulk betrayed JIII and turned heel for the first time in his career, joining Blood Warriors. Also on that show, Akira Tozawa returned from his learing excursion to the US and joined Blood Warriors as well. That left the groups as:

Blood Warriors: CIMA, Naruki Doi, BxB Hulk, Akira Tozawa, Yasushi Kanda, Ryo Saito, Genki Horiguchi, Cyber Kong, Ricochet, Kzy, Naoki Tanizaki, Tomahawk T.T

Junction III: Masaaki Mochizuki, Masato Yoshino, YAMATO, Shingo Takagi, Susumu Yokosuka, PAC, Gamma, Dragon Kid, KAGETORA, Super Shisa

The rest of 2011 for the most part was occupied by Blood Warriors vs JIII warfare, which lead to a CIMA/Mocchi Open the Dream Gate title match in December, where CIMA won the title. One other note on the end of 2011. During a feud over the Open the Twin Gate titles, Susumu and KAGETORA were being mocked by Tozawa and BxB Hulk as being "boring" (or "jimi" in Japanese). As a result of the insults, they agreed to a match where, if they lost the Twin Gate to Hulk/Tozawa, they would have to rename themselves to "Jimmy Susumu" and "Jimmy KAGETORA". They of course lost and had to rename. That will have big implications in 2012. Another big point was that Cyber Kong was kicked from Blood Warriors. Kong appealed to Mocchi to take him under his wing and teach him to be a pro wrestler again. Mocchi agreed, much to the dismay of Yoshino and the rest of JIII. Kong did not become a JIII member, but remained affiliated with Mocchi


I need to head out now, but I'll recap 2012 so far later tonight

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