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The Best of the Super Juniors kicked off today with a "super no vacancy" sold out show at Korakuen Hall. If the results are any indication, this is going to be a much more interesting tournament than I thought. Results courtesy of puroresufan


1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: BUSHI [2] beat Rocky Romero [0] (5:23) with the Bushi Roll.
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Daisuke Sasaki [2] beat Jado [0] (8:57) with a Sasaki-style huracanrana.
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Alex Kozlov [2] beat TAKA Michinoku [0] (8:22) with the Russian Strike.
4. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Brian Kendrick [2] beat Tiger Mask [0] (6:34) with the Sliced Bread #2.
5. Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura, YOSHI-HASHI & Tomohiro Ishii beat Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto, Tetsuya Naito & Tama Tonga (15:51) when Okada used the Rainmaker on Tonga.
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Angel de Oro [2] beat Taichi [0] (9:28) with the Arras de Oro.
7. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: PAC [2] beat Jushin Thunder Liger [0] (10:20) with a 360 Shooting Star Press.
8. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Low Ki [2] beat Ryusuke Taguchi [0] (14:10) with a diving footstomp.
9. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: KUSHIDA [2] beat Prince Devitt [0] (12:56) with the Midnight Express.


Surprising results all over the card with big name wins for PAC, Kozlov, and Kendrick, but none bigger than KUSHIDA's, taking down Devitt in the main event. The next show is tomorrow, featuring 6 more Super Juniors block matches.

New Japan also announced the schedule for the G-1 Climax today. It will be in August, culminating in the annual PPV at Tokyo Sumo Hall. Participants have not been announced yet



8/1/2012 @ Tokyo Korakuen Hall (Asahi Newstar)
8/3/2012 @ Tokyo Korakuen Hall (Samurai! TV)
8/4/2012 @ Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium (J Sports)
8/5/2012 @ Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium (WPW)
8/7/2012 @ Sendai Sun Plaza Hall (Samurai! TV)
8/8/2012 @ Yokohama Bunka Gymnasium (Samurai! TV)
8/10/2012 @ Niigata City Gymnasium (J Sports)
8/11/2012 @ Tokyo Korakuen Hall
8/12/2012 @ Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan (WPW/PPV)
5/27/12 2:43 PM
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It was a double-header day at Korakuen Hall today as All Japan also held a show in the afternoon prior to New Japan's nightcap. Thanks to purolove for the results

1. Osamu Nishimura & MAZADA beat Hiroshi Yamato & Yasufumi Nakanoue (7:03) with an Inside Cradle by Nishimura on Nakanoue.
2. Akebono & Ryota Hama beat KENSO & Masao Inoue (8:40) with a Body Press by Akebono on Inoue.
3. Masayuki Kono & Minoru Tanaka beat Suwama & Masanobu Fuchi (9:10) with a Cross Armbreaker by Kono on Fuchi.
4. Takumi Soya Return Match: Seiya Sanada & Joe Doering beat Manabu Soya & Takumi Soya (13:42) nach dem This Is It by Sanada on Takumi.
5. Champion Carnival AFTER THAT: Taiyo Kea beat Takao Omori (14:08) with the TKO.
6. All Asia Tag Team Title: Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi (c) beat Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo (18:06) with a German Suplex Hold by Sekimoto on Hayashi (6th defense).
7. AJPW World Jr. Heavyweight Title: KAI beat Kenny Omega (c) (20:15) with the Splash Plancha - New Champion

Big Japan's juggernaut team of Sekimoto and Okabayashi continue their run as All Asia tag champs, but KAI was able to end Kenny Omega's 8+ month as Junior champion in the main event. So one title was reclaimed from an outsider by All Japan, and this was the second title change on the current tour after Seiya Sanada and Joe Doering captured the Double Cup Tag titles from Get Wild last week. They came to the ring after the main event along with Champion Carnival champ Taiyo Kea to pose with KAI after his victory

5/27/12 5:53 PM
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Kea looks more and more like Baron Von Raschke!
5/27/12 5:56 PM
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Results from today's Dragon Gate show are in now also. Credit to iheartdg.com

0. Super Shisa (5:02 Yoshitonic) Super Shenlong III
1.YAMATO, Shingo Takagi{W} (9:21 Lariat) Don Fujii, Eita Kobayashi{L}
2. Masaaki Mochizuki (0:08 Jumping High Kick to the Face) Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa
2b. Masaaki Mochizuki (9:35 Failed German Suplex Attempt -> Pin) Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa
3. CIMA{W}, Dragon Kid (13:51 Meteora) Masato Yoshino, Kotoka{L}
4. Ryo "Jimmy" Saito{W}, Jimmy Kanda (12:28 Messenger) BxB Hulk, Naoki Tanisaki{L}
5. Open the Dream Gate #1 Contender Match: Mondai Ryu (7:22 Low Blow -> Small Package Hold) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!
5b. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! (2:43 Beach Break) Mondai Ryu
6. Open the Twin Gate: Jimmy Susumu{W}, Jimmy Kagetora (17:55 Jumbo no Kachi!gatame) Akira Tozawa, Cyber Kong{L}
*Third defense for the Jimmys


The Mondai Ryu/Genki match was restarted by CIMA after Ryu's win due to massive Mad Blankey interference. Genki won the restarted match, so to break the tie CIMA let the fans decide who the next challenger would be. Since everyone hates Mondai Ryu, Genki won and will be the next Dream Gate challenger. After his match today, Kobayashi is off to a learning excursion to Mexico. After their loss today, Yoshino was still impressed enough with Kotoka to invite him to become a member of World-1 International, but Kotoka surprisingly refused the invite. That means Yoshino is running solo for a while due to the injuries to Doi and Rich Swann, PAC's involvement in the BoSJ, and Ricochet being back in the US for the time being. Also on the show, Super Shisa challenged Dragon Kid for a Brave Gate shot down the road, and K-Ness and Arai were selected as the next Twin Gate challengers
5/27/12 5:57 PM
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Stryfe - Kea looks more and more like Baron Von Raschke!


lol! My first thought was Big Vito
5/27/12 6:12 PM
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Also, some surprising late news from today's All Japan show. Takumi Soya had his return match after his injury in the Champion Carnival teaming with his brother Manabu. After the match, Takumi announced to the crowd that it was actually going to be his last match. Doctor's advised him that his injury will not heal 100% and that he should retire from active competition, and he has taken their advice. Big brother Manabu was visibly upset and thanked his brother for allowing him to tag with him.



It should be noted that Takumi's injury occurred in a match with his brother, so that can't be easy for Manabu to deal with either. Takumi only made his debut a little over a year ago, so it's really too bad his career is over already. Farewell Takumi, we hardly knew ya
5/28/12 12:32 PM
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Thanks for the updates
5/28/12 2:50 PM
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You bet. Another update from today's Best of the Super Juniors action

1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Alex Kozlov [4] beat Hiromu Takahashi [0] (6:43) with the Russian Strike.
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: KUSHIDA [4] beat BUSHI [2] (10:51) with the Midnight Express.
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Low Ki [4] beat Daisuke Sasaki [2] (8:03) with the Dragon clutch.
4. Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka & Tomohiro Ishii beat Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Captain New Japan (12:21) when Yano used the Akakiri on Captain.
5. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Gedo [2] beat Jushin Thunder Liger [0] (7:43) by pinfall.
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: TAKA Michinoku [2] beat Brian Kendrick [2] (10:51) with the Heavy Killer.
7. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Taichi [2] beat Prince Devitt [0] (10:59) with a Taichi-style Gedo clutch.
8. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto & Tetsuya Naito beat Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura & YOSHI-HASHI (19:12) when Naito used a Stardust press on YOSHI-HASHI.


Horrible start for Devitt as he loses again, this time to Taichi. Suzuki-gun gets another win as well as TAKA rebounds from his opening day loss with a win over Kendrick. Here are the updated block standings after 2 days:

Block A:
1. KUSHIDA [4]
2. Gedo [2]
- Taichi [2]
- BUSHI [2]
- PAC [2]
- Angel de Oro [2]
7. Prince Devitt [0]
- Jushin Thunder Liger [0]
- Rocky Romero [0]

Block B:
1. Low Ki [4]
- Alex Kozlov [4]
3. TAKA Michinoku [2]
- Daisuke Sasaki [2]
- Brian Kendrick [2]
6. Tiger Mask [0]
- Ryusuke Taguchi
- Hiromu Takahashi [0]
- Jado [0]
5/30/12 9:00 AM
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Results are in early on purolove from today's New Japan show


1. Best of the Super Jr. - Block B: Daisuke Sasaki [4] beat Hiromu Takahashi [0] (5:02) with the NOW OR NEVER 2011.
2. Best of the Super Jr. - Block B: Alex Koslov [6] beat Jado [0] (9:57) with the Russian Strike.
3. Best of the Super Jr. - Block A: Angel de Oro [4] beat Gedo [2] (8:15) with the Arras de Oro.
4. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Captain New Japan beat Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka & YOSHI-HASHI (10:19) when Iizuka was disqualified.
5. Best of the Super Jr. - Block A: PAC [4] beat Taichi [2] (10:43) with the 360 Shooting Star Press.
6. Best of the Super Jr. - Block B: Tiger Mask [2] beat Ryusuke Taguchi [0] (9:41) with a Jackknife Hold.
7. Best of the Super Jr. - Block A: Prince Devitt [2] beat Rocky Romero [0] (11:15) with the Bloody Sunday.
8. Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura & Tomohiro Ishii beat Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto & Tama Tonga (19:38) Okada pins Tonga after The Rainmaker.

- Best of the Super Jr. Standings

Block A:
1. KUSHIDA [4]
-. PAC [4]
-. Angel de Oro [4]
4. BUSHI [2]
-. Taichi [2]
-. Gedo [2]
-. Prince Devitt [2]
8. Jushin Thunder Liger [0]
-. Rocky Romero [0]

Block B:
1. Alex Kozlov [6]
2. Daisuke Sasaki [4]
3. Low Ki [2]
-. Brian Kendrick [2]
-. Tiger Mask [2]
-. TAKA Michinoku [2]
7. Hiromu Takahashi [0]
-. Ryusuke Taguchi [0]
-. Jado [0]


Devitt finally gets on the board, while Koslov has proven to be unstoppable thus far. Nice win by PAC over Taichi also, especially since Taichi is coming off the win over Devitt on the last show. There are shows every day this week, so the tournament should really heat up in the next few days
5/31/12 8:55 PM
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Results from today's New Japan show courtesy of puroresufan.com


1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Brian Kendrick [4] beat Hiromu Takahashi [0] (5:50) with the Sliced Bread #2.
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: BUSHI [4] beat Gedo [2] (8:16) with a Firebird splash.
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Ryusuke Taguchi [2] beat Jado [0] (9:43) with the Dodon.
4. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Captain New Japan beat Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka & Tomohiro Ishii (11:14) when Iizuka was DQ'd.
5. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Low Ki [6] beat TAKA Michinoku [2] (10:24) with a diving footstomp.
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Rocky Romero [2] beat KUSHIDA [4] (12:15) with a diving double kneedrop.
7. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Angel de Oro [6] beat Jushin Thunder Liger [0] (8:21) with a la magistral.
8. Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura & YOSHI-HASHI beat Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto & Tama Tonga (15:30) when Okada used the Rainmaker on Tonga.

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Block A:
1. Angel de Oro [6]
2. KUSHIDA [4]
- BUSHI [4]
- PAC [4]
5. Prince Devitt [2]
- Gedo [2]
- Taichi [2]
- Rocky Romero [2]
9. Jushin Thunder Liger [0]

Block B:
1. Low Ki [6]
- Alex Kozlov [6]
3. Daisuke Sasaki [4]
- Brian Kendrick [4]
5. Tiger Mask [2]
- Ryusuke Taguchi [2]
- TAKA Michinoku [2]
8. Hiromu Takahashi [0]
- Jado [0]


Low Ki continues to roll, as does the surprising Angel de Oro. Nice to see Taguchi get on the board also
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The matches from the first night of the Best of the Super Juniors are finally out there. I fucking hate dailymotion, but that's the only place I found them so we'll have to deal with it.

Here's the main event, KUSHIDA takes on Prince Devitt in a pretty nice match




Low Ki vs Ryusuke Taguchi




Low Ki's ring gear looks like what Charlie Brown would wear if he were IWGP Jr Heavyweight champion...
5/31/12 9:46 PM
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Dragon Gate representative PAC takes on NJPW legend Jushin Thunder Liger




Angel de Oro vs Taichi

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Tiger Mask vs Brian "Spanky" Kendrick




Alex Koslov vs Kaientai Dojo rep TAKA Michinoku

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DDT rep Daisuke Sasaki vs Jado




All Japan's BUSHI vs Rocky Romero

5/31/12 10:25 PM
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Clearly Kobashi and Misawa wouldn't have stood a chance against such a monster

Randy Orton and Johnnie Ace for All Asia tag champs!!!
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Youtube has the whole shows up. I haven't had time to watch them though but they've been up for a few days.

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As far as Angel de Oro goes a guy from work and I were talking and he may never wanna go back to Mexico. Gotta be the most wins I can remeber him having ever!
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Yeah, I'm not sure why they're booking him so strong, but I don't see him coming out of that block.

The show on a whole was pretty good, Devitt/KUSHIDA was the best match of the night. I really hope PAC gets a decent tun in the tournament also. He could be a big deal in New Japan if given the chance.

I also heard that last years Best of Super Juniors winner Kota Ibushi will be back in New Japan on the "Dominion" PPV on 6/16. No match has been announced yet
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They use to use the Super Jrs as a way to elevate the next big star a little quicker.

Also something they've seem to have gotten away from is the Jr dream match ups. They're using heavyset for a lot of the other matches on the card.
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Been busy with work, but here's the results from the last 2 New Japan shows courtesy of puroresufan.com

NJPW, 6/1/12
Iwade Municipal Citizen Gymnasium
750 Fans

1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Jado [2] beat Hiromu Takahashi [0] (5:55) with the Crossface of JADO.
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Tiger Mask [4] beat Daisuke Sasaki [4] (7:14) with an avalanche-style double-arm suplex.
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Jushin Thunder Liger [2] beat Taichi [2] (7:35) with a brainbuster.
4. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Captain New Japan beat Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka & YOSHI-HASHI (14:54) when YOSHI-HASHI was DQ'd.
5. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Ryusuke Taguchi [4] beat Alex Kozlov [6] (14:54) with a Milano-saku Dodon's Throne.
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Angel de Oro [8] beat PAC [4] (9:46) with a hijack backbreaker-style face buster.
7. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Prince Devitt [4] beat BUSHI [4] (8:03) with the Bloody Sunday.
8. Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura & Tomohiro Ishii beat Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto & Tama Tonga (18:42) when Okada used the Rainmaker on Tonga.


NJPW, 6/2/12 (J SPORTS)
Kyoto KBS Hall
1,200 Fans – Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Brian Kendrick [6] beat Alex Kozlov [6] (6:31) with a horizontal cradle.
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Tiger Mask [6] beat TAKA Michinoku [2] (6:40) with a Tiger suplex hold.
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Jushin Thunder Liger [4] beat Rocky Romero [0] (7:52) with an air scissors drop.
4. Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka & Tomohiro Ishii beat Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Captain New Japan (9:41) when Kojima was DQ'd.
5. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Low Ki [8] beat Hiromu Takahashi [0] (7:43) with the Dragon clutch.
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Prince Devitt [6] beat Gedo [2] (11:14) with a diving footstomp.
7. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: KUSHIDA [6] beat PAC [4] (9:33) with the Midnight Express.
8. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto & Tama Tonga beat Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura & YOSHI-HASHI (18:04) when Tanahashi used the High Fly Flow on YOSHI-HASHI.

Block A:
1. Angel de Oro [8]
2. KUSHIDA [6]
3. Prince Devitt [6]
4. Jushin Thunder Liger [4]
- BUSHI [4]
- PAC [4]
7. Gedo [2]
- Taichi [2]
- Rocky Romero [2]

Block B:
1. Low Ki [8]
2. Tiger Mask [6]
- Alex Kozlov [6]
- Brian Kendrick [6]
5. Ryusuke Taguchi [4]
- Daisuke Sasaki [4]
7. TAKA Michinoku [2]
- Jado [2]
9. Hiromu Takahashi [0]


The inexplicable push of Angel de Oro continues as he now leads block A. Devitt is now rolling after some early troubles, and Liger shoots up the standings after 2 consecutive wins. There are still 5 more shows of block matches before the semi-finals and finals, so there could still be some major shakeups to come, but things are starting to take shape a bit. Tomorrow's show will go a long way in clearing up the clutter at the top of the blocks as Angel de Oro faces Prince Devitt, KUSHIDA gets Liger, and Tiger Mask takes on block B co-leader Low Ki
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And in news that only I and a small portion of Japan care about, K-Dojo had a show at Korakuen Hall today.

1. Hiroshi Fukuda beat Ayumu Honda (10:51) with a Schoolboy.
2. Ricky Fuji, YOSHIYA, Bambi & Gabaiji-chan beat Daigoro Kashiwa, Kaji Tomato, Kunio Toshima & Boso Boy Raito (8:51) Gabaiji-chan beat Raito with a Liger Bomb.
3. Independent Jr. Heavyweight Title: HIROKI (c) beat Eggplant Nasu (13:19) with the Super Dance II.
4. Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi beat Hiro Tonai & Yuki Sato (11:37) Oishi beat Sato with a Avalanche-Style Cactus Flower.
5. TAKA Michinoku 20th Anniversary Road 1st: TAKA Michinoku beat Isami Kodaka (10:11) with the Michinoku Driver II.
6. 2/3 Falls Match: Daisuke Sekimoto , Yoshihito Sasaki & Shinya Ishikawa beat Yuji Hino, Saburo Inematsu & Ryuichi Sekine (18:49) [2:1]. Sekimoto beat Sekine with a Boston Crab (10:48). Hino beat Ishikawa with a Dragon Sleeper (14:49). Sasaki beat Inematsu with a Lariat (18:49).
6. Champion of STRONGEST-K Title: Kengo Mashimo (c) beat Great Sasuke (22:52) with a Vertical-Drop Brainbuster (7th defense).


Kengo continues to roll as Champion of STRONGEST-K with a nice win over the legendary Great Sasuke. The big news to come out of the show however was, after Big Japan's win in the 2/3 falls match, Daisuke Sekimoto and Yuji Hino agreed to a singles match at the July 8th show. I can't wait for that match. Sekimoto is a beast, and Hino is starting to get some bigger matches after being one of the most underrated heavyweights in Japan for a while now.

Hino is also the current DDT KO-D Openweight champion as well, though that title won't be on the line against Sekimoto. Hino's next defense of that title will be 6/24 at DDT's Korakuen Hall show against Kota Ibushi. If he comes through that defense, then there's an excellent shot that Hino will be the champion going into DDT's huge Budokan Hall show later this summer.

Really nice to see big things happening for some of the guys from K-Dojo. Kengo is having a great run as Champion of STRONGEST-K, Hino is the top title holder in one of the bigger companies in Japan, and two of their guys were signed to WWE developmental deals in the last year. TAKA must be doing something right over there
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Today's New Japan results courtesy of puroresufan.com


1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Ryusuke Taguchi [6] beat Daisuke Sasaki [4] (6:55) with the Dodon.
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: TAKA Michinoku [4] beat Jado [2] (8:31) with the Heavy Killer #2.
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Jushin Thunder Liger [6] beat KUSHIDA [6] (8:18) with an air scissors drop.
4. Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka & YOSHI-HASHI beat Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Captain New Japan (9:01) when Tenzan was DQ'd.
5. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: PAC [6] beat Gedo [2] (14:36) with a Shooting Star Press.
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Low Ki [10] beat Tiger Mask [6] (11:41) with the Ki Krusher '99.
7. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Prince Devitt [8] beat Angel de Oro [8] (8:10) with the Bloody Sunday.
8. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto & Tama Tonga beat Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura & Tomohiro Ishii (18:14) when Tanahashi used the High Fly Flow on Ishii.

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Block A:
1. Prince Devitt [8]
2. Angel de Oro [8]
3. Jushin Thunder Liger [6]
- KUSHIDA [6]
- PAC [6]
6. BUSHI [4]
7. Gedo [2]
- Taichi [2]
- Rocky Romero [2]

Block B:
1. Low Ki [10]
2. Tiger Mask [6]
- Ryusuke Taguchi [6]
- Alex Kozlov [6]
- Brian Kendrick [6]
6. TAKA Michinoku [4]
- Daisuke Sasaki [4]
8. Jado [2]
9. Hiromu Takahashi [0]


So the Angel de Oro victory train is finally derailed by Devitt, who now takes the lead in block A despite his rough start. PAC gets back on track after a couple consecutive losses, and Low Ki continues to roll.
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Big show for Michinoku Pro today at Korakuen Hall as well

1. Daichi Sasaki Return Match: Daichi Sasaki beat Ayumu Gunji (5:41) with a Camel Clutch.
2. Workman Confrontation: Ken45° beat Kinya Oyanagi (7:15) with a Flying Cradle.
3. Toneri Family vs. Asura: Takeshi Minamino & Manjimaru beat Rui Hiuagaji & Taro Nohashi (8:32) Manjimaru beat Nohashi with an Octopus Drop.
4. Mixed Match: Yapper Man #1, Yapper Man #2 & Yapper Man #3 beat Great Sasuke, Jinsei Shinzaki & Aja Kong (8:10) Yapper #3 beat Sasuke with a German Suplex Hold.
5. Loser Name Change Match: Ultimo Dragon beat Kesen Numajiro (5:55) with a Small Package Hold.
6. Tohoku Tag Team Title, Hardcore Match: Rasse & Kenbai beat Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei (c) (10:44) Rasse beat Kei with a Senton Atomico - New Champions.
7. Tohoku Jr. Heavyweight Title: Fujita "Jr." Hayato beat Kenou (c) (23:43) with the Helm - New Champion.


Two title changes at the top of the card as Rasse and Kenbai take the Tohoku Tag titles from the Sato brothers and Hayato begins his second reign with M-Pro's top singles title as he captures the Tohoku Jr title from Kenou, which is a big win for Hayato Army over Kenou's "Asura" group.

The bigger news from the show was probably the announcement of the 5th "Fukumen World Mask League". Michinoku Pro typically holds the tournament every 4 years, but it was cancelled last year after the big earthquake. The tournament is open only to masked wrestlers. Past events have been a who's who of masked wrestling greats and this year looks like no exception. There will be 16 participants in this year's tournament, which will be held over 3 shows in late August and early September

Schedule:
- 8/31/2012 @ Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Fukumen World League Round 1
- 9/1/2012 @ Sendai Industrial Exhibition Mansion Aztec Museum: Fukumen World League Round 2
- 9/2/2012 @ Iwate Prefectural Gymnasium: Fukumen World League Semi Finals & Final



Participants:
1. Great Sasuke
2. Jushin Thunder Liger (New Japan)
3. Ultimo Dragon (Toryumon Mexico)
4. K-ness (Dragon Gate)
5. Tigers Mask (Osaka Pro)
6. El Samurai
7. Black Tiger (New Japan)
8. Shiryu
9. El Solar (CMLL)
10. Villano IV (CMLL)
11. Great Zebra
12. Kaijin Habu Otoko (Okinawa Pro)
13. Shisaou
14. Heat (Minoru Fujita, All Japan)
15. SUGI (AAA)
16. X (TBD, either Rasse or Kenbai)


Interesting to see Minoru bringing back the "Heat" gimmick, which I don't think he's used since he left New Japan in the mid 2000s. Black Tiger's spot is still a bit of a question mark due to NOSAWA's fuck up last week. That spot will either go to someone else, or if New Japan decides to replace NOSAWA under the hood then that Black Tiger will participate. I don't follow Michinoku Pro as closely as I'd like to just due to the massive amount of other companies I watch, but the Mask League is usually pretty fun watching so I'm looking forward to it
6/5/12 8:13 PM
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Today's results from New Japan courtesy of puroresufan.com


1. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Ryusuke Taguchi [8] beat Hiromu Takahashi [0] (6:12) with the Dodon.
2. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Gedo [4] beat Taichi [2] (9:49) with the Gedo clutch SN.
3. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Brian Kendrick [8] beat Daisuke Sasaki [4] (10:21) with the Sliced Bread #2.
4. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Captain New Japan beat Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka & Tomohiro Ishii (9:47) when Iizuka was DQ'd.
5. Best of the Super Jr. – Block B: Low Ki [12] beat Jado [2] (10:14) with the Ki Crusher '99.
6. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: BUSHI [6] beat Angel de Oro [8] (9:50) with the Bushi Roll.
7. Best of the Super Jr. – Block A: Rocky Romero [4] beat PAC [6] (10:14) with an inside cradle.
8. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto & Tetsuya Naito beat Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura & YOSHI-HASHI (16:51) when Tanahashi used the High Fly Flow on YOSHI-HASHI.

Block A:
1. Prince Devitt [8]
2. Angel de Oro [8]
3. Jushin Thunder Liger [6]
- KUSHIDA [6]
- BUSHI [6]
- PAC [6]
7. Gedo [4]
- Rocky Romero [4]
9. Taichi [2]

Block B:
1. Low Ki [12]
2. Ryusuke Taguchi [8]
- Brian Kendrick [8]
4. Tiger Mask [6]
- Alex Kozlov [6]
6. TAKA Michinoku [4]
- Daisuke Sasaki [4]
8. Jado [2]
9. Hiromu Takahashi [0]


Angel de Oro loses again after his hot start, PAC loses to Romero for some reason, and Low Ki continues to dominate. Kendrick is quietly having a really nice showing in the tournament as well. 3 more shows in the group stages, should be an interesting finish
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If Angle De Oro didn't start losing I was going to think this was a work !

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