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6/17/12 2:55 AM
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Although Okada was working good as champion I am excited about about Masato being a legit challenger
6/17/12 4:03 PM
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It is nice to see him in the mix, but he's got zero chance to hold that belt anytime soon. He'll be a nice v1 defense for Tana though, and it will free up Okada for a high profile match at the New Japan/All Japan anniversary show, I'm hoping against someone like Suwama. That should put Okada on track for a big showing at the G-1 Climax and earn him his shot at reclaiming the title. And, if my fantasy booking wet dream comes to be, we'll then get Okada vs Naito at the Dome show Phone Post
6/18/12 9:12 PM
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Here are the results from the second night of Dragon Gate's "Champion Gate" at Hakata Star Lanes courtesy of iheartdg.com


1. MAD BLANKEY vs. -akatsuki-: YAMATO, Shingo Takagi, Chihiro Tominaga{W} (12:21 Flying Cross Armbreaker) Akira Tozawa, Cyber Kong{L}, Kzy
2. Mondai Ryu (4:13 School Boy) Rich Swann
3. Windows vs. Jimmys: Ryo "Jimmy" Saito{W}, Jimmy Kanda (9:56 Double Cross) Super Shisa, Kotoka{L}
4. WORLD-1 International vs. Team Veteran Returns 4v4 Clash: Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, PAC, Ricochet{W} (21:34 630) Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, Dragon Kid{L}, Gamma
5. Open the Twin Gate 3 Way Match: Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kagetora vs. BxB Hulk, Naoki Tanisaki vs. K-ness, Kenichiro Arai
-Tanisaki (18:12 Night Ride) K-ness
-Kagetora (23:53 Kagenui) Tanisaki
*MB fail in their 1st Defense, the Jimmys become the 21st Champions
6. Open the Dream Gate: CIMA (23:27 Meteora) Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!
*CIMA succeeds in his 4th Defense

After the main event, CIMA announced there would be another "CIMA Royale" #1 contenders match this weekend in Kobe. The winner would get their title shot at Dragon Gate's biggest show of the year, the Kobe World Pro Wrestling Festival. The participants in the "CIMA Royale" will be:

Akira Tozawa
BxB Hulk
Shingo Takagi
YAMATO
Naruki Doi
Masato Yoshino

I've gotta think the main event slot at World is going to go to Tozawa, but Dragon Gate always throws me a curveball whenever I think I have it figured out, so mayne they'll hold Tozawa's title reign until Final Gate and do something else here
6/18/12 9:19 PM
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All Japan had a big show at Korakuen Hall last night as well


1. Masayuki Kono beat Yasufumi Nakanoue (4:46) with an Avalanche-Style Cross Armbreaker.
2. KENSO & Masao Inoue beat Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & MAZADA (10:36) with a Jumping Double Kneedrop by KENSO on Kikuchi.
3. Pre Jr. Hyper League: Shuji Kondo & SUSHI beat KAI & Hiroshi Yamato (9:31) with the Tekkamaki by SUSHI on Yamato.
4. All Japan 40th Anniversary Memorial Match - All Asia Tag Team Title Skirmish: Akebono, Ryota Hama & Masanobu Fuchi beat Great Kojika , Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi (8:44) with a Running Body Press by Akebono on Kojika.
5. Masakatsu Funaki Return Match - Special Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki & Minoru Tanaka beat Keiji Muto & Kaz Hayashi (10:17) with a Modified Tombstone Piledriver by Funaki on Hayashi.
6. All Japan vs. NOAH - Triple Crown Skirmish: Suwama & Taiyo Kea beat Jun Akiyama & Go Shiozaki (28:31) with a TKO by Kea on Akiyama.
7. AJPW World Tag Team Title: Takao Omori & Manabu Soya beat Seiya Sanada & Joe Doering (c) (20:04) with a Wild Bomber by Soya on Sanada - New Champions.


Doering and Sanada's reign as Double Cup champions was short-lived as "Get Wild" reclaim the titles in the main event just under a month after they lost them. Also announced on the show was the lineup for the upcoming Jr Hyper League. Unlike New Japan's "Best of the Super Juniors", there's not much big name outsider participation here, with the exception of Koji Kanemoto

1. KAI
2. Kaz Hayashi
3. Shuji Kondo
4. Minoru Tanaka
5. Hiroshi Yamato
6. Koji Kanemoto (New Japan)
7. SUSHI
8. MAZADA
9. Hikaru Sqato
10. Gillette
11. Andy Wu
12. Aegyptus Aerial
6/19/12 11:26 PM
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The full card for the big New Japan/All Japan 40th anniversary show has been announced


NJPW/AJPW "NJPW & AJPW 40TH ANNIVERSARY ~ SUMMER NIGHT FEVER IN RYOGOKU ~ WE ARE PRO-WRESTLING LOVE!", 07/01/2012
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

1. KENSO , Captain New Japan & Masanobu Fuchi vs. Jado , Gedo & YOSHI-HASHI
2. Jushin Thunder Liger , Tiger Mask , Lion Dragon, BUSHI & SUSHI vs. Prince Devitt , Ryusuke Taguchi , KAI , Hiroshi Yamato & Hiromu Takahashi
3. Takao Omori , Manabu Soya , Hirooki Goto & Karl Anderson vs. Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer, TAKA Michinoku & Taichi
4. Yuji Nagata , Wataru Inoue & KUSHIDA vs. Masakatsu Funaki , Masayuki Kono & Minoru Tanaka
5. All Asia Tag Team Title: Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi (c) vs. Akebono & Ryota Hama
6. Tetsuya Naito & Tama Tonga vs. Seiya Sanada & Joe Doering
7. Suwama & Shuji Kondo vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Kazuchika Okada
8. AJPW & NJPW 40th Anniversary Triple Main Event I: Keiji Muto , Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Toru Yano , Takashi Iizuka & Tomohiro Ishii
9. AJPW & NJPW 40th Anniversary Triple Main Event II ~ Triple Crown: Jun Akiyama (c) vs. Taiyo Kea
10. AJPW & NJPW 40th Anniversary Triple Main Event III ~ IWGP Heavyweight Title: Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs. Togi Makabe

They really could have done more with the inter-promotional matches, but the card looks solid nonetheless
6/21/12 9:42 PM
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The first group of matches has been announced for Pro Wrestling Noah's next big show at Tokyo Sumo Hall. KENTA's opponent for his big return hasn't been announced yet, but in a very interesting turn it looks like they are getting some help from TNA on this one.


NOAH "GREAT VOYAGE 2012 IN RYOGOKU", 7/22/2012 (G+)
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

1. KENTA Return Match:
2. Special Singles Match: Mohammed Yone vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara
3. GHC Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Title: Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki (c) vs. Ricky Marvin & Super Crazy
4. GHC Jr. Heavyweight Title: Yoshinobu Kanemaru (c) vs. Christopher Daniels
5. GHC Tag Team Title: Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito (c) vs. Samoa Joe & Magnus
6. GHC Heavyweight Title: Takeshi Morishima (c) vs. Go Shiozaki
6/22/12 10:17 AM
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grizz632 - The first group of matches has been announced for Pro Wrestling Noah's next big show at Tokyo Sumo Hall. KENTA's opponent for his big return hasn't been announced yet, but in a very interesting turn it looks like they are getting some help from TNA on this one.


NOAH "GREAT VOYAGE 2012 IN RYOGOKU", 7/22/2012 (G+)
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

1. KENTA Return Match:
2. Special Singles Match: Mohammed Yone vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara
3. GHC Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Title: Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki (c) vs. Ricky Marvin & Super Crazy
4. GHC Jr. Heavyweight Title: Yoshinobu Kanemaru (c) vs. Christopher Daniels
5. GHC Tag Team Title: Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito (c) vs. Samoa Joe & Magnus
6. GHC Heavyweight Title: Takeshi Morishima (c) vs. Go Shiozaki


I wouldn't mind seeing AJ vs KENTA
7/1/12 2:26 AM
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I've been out of town for a while, so here's a quick recap of what's happened in Japan since I've been away ahead of today's big New Japan/All Japan Anniversary show


- Yano and Iizuka have been stripped of the IWGP Tag Team titles after the double non-finish at "Dominion". There will be a decision match 7/22 between Yano/Iizuka and Tenzan/Kojima to determine the new champions

- Hirooki Goto's next challenger for his IWGP Intercontinental title has been announced. He will defend against Shinsuke Nakamura on the 7/22 show

- Also on the 7/22 show, Liger/Tiger Mask IV will defend their IWGP Jr Tag titles against Rocky Romero and Alex Koslov

- Yuji Nagata will celebrate his 20th year as a professional by producing his own show on 9/9 in his hometown

- In Dragon Gate news, the latest "CIMA Royale" #1 contenders match was won by Tozawa, so the main event of the Kobe World Hall show will be CIMA defending the Open the Dream Gate title against Akira Tozawa. In an odd twist, that show falls on Tozawa's birthday this year. The Dream Gate title would be a nice birthday present for sure

- At yesterday's Dragon Gate show, Naoki Tanisaki made his return from injury, coming out to help CIMA fight off an attack from Mad Blankey. Ever since he's been injured, Tomohawk T.T. has been impersonating Naoki on all Dragon Gate shows, so when he made his return, everyone pretended not to recognize the real Naoki, which should setup a fun storyline going forward

- Kota Ibushi defeated Yuji Hino to win the DDT KO-D Openweight title. He will defend the title at the big Budokan Hall show against the winner of the "King of DDT" tournament that started yesterday. Here are the results of that show courtesy of Dramatic DDT

01. King Of DDT – Round 1: Masa Takanashi defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga with a Jackknife Hold Cutback (4:02).
02. King Of DDT – Round 1: Kenny Omega defeated Daisuke Sasaki with the Croyt's Wrath (15:05).
03. King Of DDT – Round 1: Hikaru Sato defeated Michael Nakazawa with the Cross Armbreaker (4:58).
04. King Of DDT – Round 1: HARASHIMA defeated Shigehiro Irie by KO with the Somato (6:37).
- Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: DJ Nira defeated Choun-Shiryu (c) by Pinfall (6:52 pm).
*DJ Nira becomes the 920th champion.
- Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Choun-Shiryu defeated DJ Nira (c) with a Camel Clutch (6:54 pm).
*Choun-Shiryu becomes the 921st champion.
05. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Choun-Shiryu (c) defeated DJ Nira, Hoshitango, Keita Yano, Tetsuya Endo and Hiroshi Fukuda (11:07).
5a. Hoshitango eliminated Hiroshi Fukuda by Pinfall (6:38).
5b. Hoshitango eliminated Keita Yano with a Stranglehold (9:48).
5c. Hoshitango eliminated Tetsuya Endo with a Stranglehold (10:34).
5d. Hoshitango eliminated DJ Nira with the Buenos Aires At Midnight (11:04).
5e. Choun-Shiryu eliminated Hoshitango with a Beijing Oklahoma Roll (11:07).
*V1 for Choun-Shiryu.
06. King Of DDT – Round 1: Keisuke Ishii defeated Takao Soma with a High Angle Double Arm DDT (6:24).
07. King Of DDT – Round 1: KUDO defeated Antonio Honda with a Back Spin Kick (11:43).
08. King Of DDT – Round 1: Yasu Urano defeated Makoto Oishi with a Tornado Clutch Cutback (1:04).
09. King Of DDT – Round 1: Danshoku Dino defeated Akito with the Analconda Vice (11:38).
10. Sanshiro Takagi & Ryuji Yamakawa defeated Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi when Yamakawa pinned Ihashi with the Reverse Tiger Driver (11:10).
11. King Of DDT – Round 2: Kenny Omega defeated Masa Takanashi with the Croyt's Wrath (7:02).
12. King Of DDT – Round 2: HARASHIMA defeated Hikaru Sato with the Somato (19:49).
13. King Of DDT – Round 2: KUDO defeated Keisuke Ishii by Referee Stoppage after a barrage of Buzzsaw Kicks (8:21).
14. King Of DDT – Round 2: Danshoku Dino defeated Yasu Urano with the Danshoku Driver (17:53)


- An interesting note from Pro Wrestling NOAH also. On their upcoming 7/22 show, it was announced that there would be a debut tag match for two of Kevin Von Erich's sons, Ross and Marshall. They were trained by Harley Race and will join their Kerry's daughter Lacey as the 3rd generation of Von Erich's to become professional wrestlers

7/1/12 10:28 AM
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Glad to see you back Grizz.

What's the story behind stripping the IWGP titles?

Also curious to see how the Von Erich family does.
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Basically, New Japan's president decided to strip Yano and Iizuka because their constant cheating and DQs/count outs were not the actions of true champions and were cheating the fans out of good matches. The president then announced that, despite the cheating and stripping them, he would give them a fair shot at getting their titles back by putting them in the decision match vs TenKoji. That added a bit of intrigue to the 6-man tag at today's Anniversary show between TenKoji/Muto vs Chaos. Speaking of which, here are the results of the show courtesy of puroresufan


1. KENSO, Masanobu Fuchi & Captain New Japan beat YOSHI-HASHI, Jado & Gedo (7:02) when Captain used the Caribbean Death Grip on Gedo.
2. Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask, Shiryu, BUSHI & SUSHI beat Prince Devitt, Ryusuke Taguchi, KAI, Hiroshi Yamato & Hiromu Takahashi (8:50) when BUSHI used a Firebird splash on Takahashi.
3. Takao Omori, Manabu Soya, Hirooki Goto & Karl Anderson beat Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer, TAKA Michinoku & Taichi (12:09) when Anderson used the Gun Stun on Taichi.
4. Masakatsu Funaki, Masayuki Kono & Minoru Tanaka beat Yuji Nagata, Wataru Inoue & KUSHIDA (9:48) when Funaki used the Hybrid Cluster on KUSHIDA.
5. All Asia Tag Team Title: Akebono & Ryota Hama beat Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi (c) (12:35) when Hama used the Ryota Hammer on Okabayashi to become the 88th champions.
6. Seiya Sanada & Joe Doering beat Tetsuya Naito & Tama Tonga (12:21) when Doering used the Revolution bomb on Tonga.
7. Shinsuke Nakamura & Kazuchika Okada beat Suwama & Shuji Kondo (14:13) when Okada used the Rainmaker on Kondo.
8. NJPW & AJPW 40th Anniversary Main Event I: Keiji Muto, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima beat Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka & Tomohiro Ishii (12:09) when Muto used a moonsault press on Ishii.
9. NJPW & AJPW 40th Anniversary Main Event II – Triple Crown: Jun Akiyama (c) beat Taiyo Kea (23:26) with the Sternness Dust (4th defense).
10. NJPW & AJPW 40th Anniversary Main Event III – IWGP Heavyweight Title: Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) beat Togi Makabe (22:41) with the High Fly Flow (1st defense).


A couple of notes coming out of the show:

- The show drew a sellout crowd of 11,000 at Sumo Hall, and it was announced that a second anniversary show would be held this October in Taiwan

- Muto helped TenKoji get some momentum into their 7/22 title decision match with a win over Chaos. Muto then came out after the main event and announced that he would be appearing at the next New Japan "Wrestle Kingdom" show at the Tokyo Dome on 1/4/13. Joining him on that show, and making his New Japan debug, will be Daichi Hashimoto, son of late New Japan legend Shinya Hashimoto


- The two heavyweight title matches were said to be very good, especially Akiyama/Kea. Tanahashi will make his next defense against Masato Tanaka on 7/22, while Akiyama was challenged by Masakatsu Funaki after his match.


- After their win, Nakamura and Okada mocked Suwama and Kondo to the point where Suwama had to be restrained, which only caused Okada to mock him further with the Rainmaker pose. Hopefully that leads to a singles match down the road


- The show concluded with both companies in the ring being led in a salute to the fans by the legendary Stan Hansen
7/7/12 2:49 AM
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Dragon Gate kicked off their latest tour with a show at Korakuen Hall yesterday. A big announcement, as well as one potentially troubling thing, came out of the show. Results courtesy of iheartdg.com


0. Super Shenlong III (6:23 Modified Pinfall) Kzy
1. BxB Hulk, Cyber Kong{W} (6:38 Cyber Bomb) Kenichiro Arai, Kotoka{L}
2. Dragon Kid, Gamma{W} (9:01 Gamma Special) Jimmy Kanda, Shachihoko BOY{L}
3. Naoki Tanisaki (10:10 Night Ride) Jimmy Kagetora
4. PAC{W}, Rich Swann (11:58 High Angle Shooting Star Press) K-ness, Super Shisa{L}
5. Mascara contra Pasaporte Falls Count Anywhere Handicap Match: CIMA (12:23 Meteora) Akira Tozawa, Mondai Ryu{L}
6. 4 Way 6 Man Tag: Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii, Magnitude Kishiwada def. Ryo "Jimmy" Saito, Jimmy Susumu, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! vs. YAMATO, Shingo Takagi, Chihiro Tominaga vs. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Ricochet
-Doi (27:00 Bakatare Sliding Kick) Tominaga
-Kishiwada (33:36 Last Ride) Saito
-Mochizuki (38:36 Sankakugeri to the Face) Doi


After the Mask vs Passport match, Dragon Gate held up their long-standing tradition of ignoring match stipulations. CIMA took Mondai Ryu's mask, but also took his hair, which Ryu said was a violation of the agreed terms, so he's going to violate them too by keeping his mask. After the main event, Mochizuki proposed that this year's "Summer Adventure Tag League" be changed to a trios tournament instead of a standard tag tournament. Everyone agreed, so the tournament will start next month

The potentially troubling news was that, after his match, PAC bowed to all four sides of the ring and waved to the fans. Early reaction is that it was a goodbye to Japan from PAC and that he won't be back. There's been no official confirmation or denial from PAC or Dragon Gate yet, so it's all speculation at this point, but unless he's getting a shot with WWE I really hope he's not going anywhere. PAC has been one of the bright spots for Dragon Gate the last 2 years and would be a big loss for them
7/7/12 10:38 AM
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I would hate to see PAC leave because most guys work goes down hill that go from Japan/Indy to WWE/WCW where they can't be themselves but if that is what he wants I hope it works out for him.
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Word on the street is that both PAC and DGUSA champ Johnny Gargano are headed to WWE. All just rumors still, no confirmation on either that I've seen
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I was just going to comment on the Gargano situation as well. Both were offered new Dragon Gate/DGUSA deals but neither had accepted or rejected
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Yeah, from what I've read the DGUSA shows at the end of the month in Detroit and Chicago will be Gargano's last before he goes to WWE. He has a title defense scheduled against Tozawa in Detroit, so it looks like Tozawa will be the next Freedom Gate champion. If that's the case, then it's likely that CIMA will defend successfully at World
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I still haven't seen the match between Gargano and Chuck but I heard it was a good one
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DGUSA and Evolve are starting Shine which isn't close to the mid 90's to early 2000's hayday of Joshi but then again it's a lot closer than anything Japan has ATM
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On Tozawa getting ready for a title run, this explains why BXB has been teaming more with other guys lately.
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I think that has more to do with freeing Tozawa up for the run up to World than anything happening in DGUSA. World is the biggest show of the year for Dragon Gate, so building the main event is huge. Tozawa would have no momentum for that show if he was still doing random tags. All the dissent with Mondai Ryu lately has built into that as well, as Tozawa said after the last show that there will be no interference from Ryu or the rest of Mad Blankey in the World match

I was hoping Tozawa would get the Dream Gate at World, and maybe they'll surprise me and still put it on him, but this whole Freedom Gate situation kind of makes me think they'll give him that instead and keep the Dream Gate on CIMA for a while longer. Generally speaking, what happens in DGUSA has no carryover to Japan, so they could theoretically have Tozawa with both titles if they wanted to, but I doubt that happens
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gluebasedroyalty - needs more fucking joshi, got anymore fucking joshi? buncha carmel faced sonsa bitches all not showing me enough fucking joshi(no disrespect and thanks for the coverage)


If there was more quality Joshi going on I'd definitely be posting stuff, but compared to it was in it's golden days Joshi is completely different animal now. I don't really follow any of the companies other than Ice Ribbon, which I like way more than I probably should, but they're alot of fun



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just trying to get this page to 10. Everytime I click on this thread it looks as if Jushin Liger has swallowed Kishin Liger
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lol! The years haven't been the kindest to Liger, but he can still go when he needs to

It was bound to hit 10 pages anyway though, there were 3 big shows yesterday including the announcement of the G-1 Climax blocks at tbe New Japan Korakuen show. The lineup looks outstanding, so it should be a great tournament. I'm pretty excited about getting to see Nakamura vs Okada for the first time in block B, plus the matchups for Marufuji in Block A look like it could make for some great stuff also. Here's the results from that show, and the lineups for the G-1 courtesy of puroresufan.com


1. Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask, KUSHIDA & Maximo beat Rocky Romero, Alex Koslov, Jado & Gedo (9:38) when KUSHIDA used the Midnight Express on Gedo.
2. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Captain New Japan vs. Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka & YOSHI-HASHI went to a double countout (11:40).
3. Low Ki beat BUSHI (7:36) with a diving footstomp.
4. Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer & TAKA Michinoku beat Togi Makabe, Yuji Nagata & Ryusuke Taguchi (11:11) when Suzuki used a Gotch-style piledriver on Taguchi.
5. NWA World Historic Middleweight Title: Prince Devitt (c) beat Taichi (17:42) with a diving footstomp (1st defense).
6. Tetsuya Naito, Karl Anderson & Tama Tonga beat Kazuchika Okada, Yujiro Takahashi & Tomohiro Ishii (16:04) when Anderson used the Gun Stun on Ishii.
7. Special Tag Match: Shinsuke Nakamura & Masato Tanaka beat Hiroshi Tanahashi & Hirooki Goto (18:20) when Nakamura used the Boma Ye on Goto.

Block A:
1. Hiroshi Tanahashi
2. Yuji Nagata
3. Satoshi Kojima
4. Karl Anderson
5. Shelton Benjamin (free)
6. Toru Yano
7. Yujiro Takahashi
8. Minoru Suzuki
9. Naomichi Marufuji (NOAH)

Block B:
1. Togi Makabe
2. Hiroyoshi Tenzan
3. Hirooki Goto
4. Tetsuya Naito
5. MVP
6. Rush (CMLL)
7. Shinsuke Nakamura
8. Kazuchika Okada
9. Lance Archer

NJPW, 8/1/12 (Asahi Newstar)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. G1 Climax – Block B: Hirooki Goto vs. Rush
2. G1 Climax – Block A: Yujiro Takahashi vs. Minoru Suzuki
3. G1 Climax – Block A: Yuji Nagata vs. Karl Anderson
4. G1 Climax – Block B: Togi Makabe vs. Lance Archer
5. G1 Climax – Block B: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Kazuchika Okada
6. G1 Climax – Block B: Tetsuya Naito vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
7. G1 Climax – Block A: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Shelton Benjamin

NJPW, 8/3/12 (Samurai! TV)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. G1 Climax – Block A: Satoshi Kojima vs. Yujiro Takahashi
2. G1 Climax – Block B: Rush vs. Lance Archer
3. G1 Climax – Block A: Yuji Nagata vs. Toru Yano
4. G1 Climax – Block A: Karl Anderson vs. Minoru Suzuki
5. G1 Climax – Block A: Shelton Benjamin vs. Naomichi Marufuji
6. G1 Climax – Block B: Togi Makabe vs. MVP
7. G1 Climax – Block B: Hirooki Goto vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
8. G1 Climax – Block B: Tetsuya Naito vs. Kazuchika Okada

NJPW, 8/4/12 (J SPORTS)
Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium

1. G1 Climax – Block A: Karl Anderson vs. Yujiro Takahashi
2. G1 Climax – Block A: Shelton Benjamin vs. Toru Yano
3. G1 Climax – Block B: Hirooki Goto vs. MVP
4. G1 Climax – Block B: Rush vs. Kazuchika Okada
5. G1 Climax – Block B: Togi Makabe vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan
6. G1 Climax – Block A: Yuji Nagata vs. Naomichi Marufuji
7. G1 Climax – Block A: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Satoshi Kojima

NJPW, 8/5/12 (WPW)
Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium

1. G1 Climax – Block A: Yuji Nagata vs. Yujiro Takahashi
2. G1 Climax – Block B: MVP vs. Rush
3. G1 Climax – Block B: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Lance Archer
4. G1 Climax – Block A: Karl Anderson vs. Shelton Benjamin
5. G1 Climax – Block A: Toru Yano vs. Minoru Suzuki
6. G1 Climax – Block B: Togi Makabe vs. Tetsuya Naito
7. G1 Climax – Block B: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kazuchika Okada
8. G1 Climax – Block A: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Naomichi Marufuji

NJPW, 8/7/12 (Samurai! TV)
Sendai Sun Plaza Hall

1. G1 Climax – Block B: Tetsuya Naito vs. Rush
2. G1 Climax – Block A: Shelton Benjamin vs. Yujiro Takahashi
3. G1 Climax – Block A: Satoshi Kojima vs. Karl Anderson
4. G1 Climax – Block B: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Hirooki Goto
5. G1 Climax – Block B: Lance Archer vs. Kazuchika Okada
6. G1 Climax – Block B: MVP vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
7. G1 Climax – Block A: Minoru Suzuki vs. Naomichi Marufuji
8. G1 Climax – Block A: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Toru Yano

NJPW, 8/8/12 (Samurai! TV)
Yokohama Bunka Gymnasium

1. G1 Climax – Block A: Karl Anderson vs. Naomichi Marufuji
2. G1 Climax – Block A: Toru Yano vs. Yujiro Takahashi
3. G1 Climax – Block B: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Rush
4. G1 Climax – Block B: Hirooki Goto vs. Lance Archer
5. G1 Climax – Block B: Tetsuya Naito vs. MVP
6. G1 Climax – Block A: Satoshi Kojima vs. Yuji Nagata
7. G1 Climax – Block B: Togi Makabe vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
8. G1 Climax – Block A: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Minoru Suzuki

NJPW, 8/10/12 (J SPORTS)
Niigata City Gymnasium

1. G1 Climax – Block B: Tetsuya Naito vs. Lance Archer
2. G1 Climax – Block A: Yuji Nagata vs. Shelton Benjamin
3. G1 Climax – Block B: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. MVP
4. G1 Climax – Block B: Togi Makabe vs. Rush
5. G1 Climax – Block A: Karl Anderson vs. Toru Yano
6. G1 Climax – Block A: Satoshi Kojima vs. Minoru Suzuki
7. G1 Climax – Block A: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Yujiro Takahashi
8. G1 Climax – Block B: Hirooki Goto vs. Kazuchika Okada

NJPW, 8/11/12 (Samurai! TV)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. G1 Climax – Block B: Rush vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
2. G1 Climax – Block A: Satoshi Kojima vs. Toru Yano
3. G1 Climax – Block A: Shelton Benjamin vs. Minoru Suzuki
4. G1 Climax – Block A: Naomichi Marufuji vs. Yujiro Takahashi
5. G1 Climax – Block B: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Tetsuya Naito
6. G1 Climax – Block B: MVP vs. Kazuchika Okada
7. G1 Climax – Block B: Togi Makabe vs. Hirooki Goto
8. G1 Climax – Block A: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Yuji Nagata

NJPW, 8/12/12 (WPW/PPV)
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

1. G1 Climax – Block B: MVP vs. Lance Archer
2. G1 Climax – Block B: Hirooki Goto vs. Tetsuya Naito
3. G1 Climax – Block B: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
4. G1 Climax – Block B: Togi Makabe vs. Kazuchika Okada
5. G1 Climax – Block A: Naomichi Marufuji vs. Toru Yano
6. G1 Climax – Block A: Yuji Nagata vs. Minoru Suzuki
7. G1 Climax – Block A: Satoshi Kojima vs. Shelton Benjamin
8. G1 Climax – Block A: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Karl Anderson
9. G1 Climax – Final: Block A 1st place vs. Block B 1st place
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The other big shows yesterday were from Noah and Zero-1. Results courtesy of purolove.com


NOAH "SUMMER NAVIGATION 2012"
Tokyo Differ Ariake
1,050 Fans
1. Taiji Ishimori vs. Atsushi Kotoge - Time Limit Draw (15:00).
2. Genba Hirayanagi beat Kentaro Shiga (8:04) with the Genba Clutch.
3. NO MERCY vs. TMDK: Yoshinobu Kanemaru beat Mikey Nicholls (11:15) with an Inside Cradle.
4. Fujiwara vs. Yone Master & Pupil Confrontation Skirmish: Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Daisuke Ikeda beat Mohammed Yone & Ryuji Hijikata (7:21) Fujiwara over Hijikata with a Wakigatame.
5. Diamond Ring vs. TMDK: Maybach Taniguchi beat Shane Haste (9:54) with the Maybach Bomb.
6. BRAVE vs. Diamond Ring: Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito beat Katsuhiko Nakajima & Kento Miyahara (15:08) Saito over Miyahara with the Sickle of Death.
7. Captain's Fall Elimination Match - BRAVE vs. SAT - GHC Heavyweight Title & GHC Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Title Skirmish: Go Shiozaki (c), Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki beat Takeshi Morishima (c), Naomichi Marufuji & Ricky Marvin (29:40).
Aoki eliminated Marvin with the Assault Point (11:32). Morishima eliminated Aoki with a Backdrop Suplex (17:42). Shiozaki eliminated Marufuji with a Strong Arm Lariat (27:30). Shiozaki eliminated Morishima with the Limit Break (29:40).


ZERO1 "SHINJIRO OTANI 20TH ANNIVERSARY ~ LIFExSHOUTxWIN", 08.07.2012 (Samurai! TV)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Life: Ryouji Sai best Kohei Sato (10:59) with the Nachi Waterfall.
2. James Raideen & Craig Classic beat Jonathon Grisham & S.P.I. (12:59) Raideen over Grisham with a Powerbomb.
3. ZERO1 vs. Wolf Outlaws: KAMIKAZE, Shito Ueda & Yoshikazu Yokoyama beat Tamon Honda, Masao Inoue & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi (12:49) KAMIKAZE over Kikuchi with a Moonsault Press.
4. NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Title: Jimmy Susumu & Jimmy Kagetora (c) beat Ikuto Hidaka & Robbie Eagles (16:43) Kagetora over Eagles with the Ikkitousen (2nd defense).
5. Scramble Bunkhouse Street Fight: Atsushi Onita, Ichiro Yaguchi & Hideki Hosaka beat Akebono, Takuya Sugawara & Minoru Fujita (17:42) Onita over Fujita with the Thunder Fire Powerbomb.
6. TOP OF THE FUTURE: Naomichi Marufuji beat Daichi Hashimoto (17:04) with the Shiranui.
7. Shinjiro Otani 20th Anniversary Match: Shinjiro Otani & Masato Tanaka beat Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima (25:53) Tanaka over Kojima with the Sliding D.


Hard to believe that Otani's been at it for 20 years. Makes me feel like an old fuck considering his Jr Heavy classics with Liger and company back in New Japan were what got me into puro back in high school
7/9/12 1:20 AM
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There was also a pretty big Kaientai Dojo show yesterday as they continue to celebrate a few milestones, Ricki Fuji's 25th anniversary, TAKA Michinoku's 20th anniversary, and Kaientai Dojo's 10th anniversary.


K-DOJO "KAIENTAI DOJO 10TH ANNIVERSARY CHIBA"
Chiba Port Arena Sub Arena
527 Fans - Super No Vacancy

1. Eggplant Nasu beat Ayumu Honda (10:25) with a Backdrop Suplex.
2. Ricky Fuji 25th Anniversary Match - International Team vs. Team Chiba: Saburo Inematsu, YOSHIYA, Bambi & Boso Boy Raito beat Ricky Fuji, Miss Mongolia, Toshima Pacquiao & Jonathon Bader (9:05) Raito over Bader with the Lightning Spike.
3. UWA World Middleweight Title, 3 Way Match: Daigoro Kashiwa (c) beat Kaji Tomato & Yuki Sato (10:15) Kashiwa by Pinfall with a Small Package Hold on Tomato & Schoolboy on Sato (1st defense).
4. TAKA Michinoku 20th Anniversary Road: TAKA Michinoku beat MEN's Teioh (12:28) with the Heavy Killer #1.
5. STRONGEST-K Tag Team Title: Shiori Asahi & Hiro Tonai (c) beat Kengo Mashimo & Ryuichi Sekine (18:59) Tonai over Sekine with a Jumping Scissors Hold (1st defense).
6. Special Singles Match: Daisuke Sekimoto beat Yuji Hino (21:58) with a German Suplex Hold.


Looks like a fun show, and I can't wait to see Sekimoto/Hino. That one should be a fantastic heavyweight matchup. Hino's had a breakout year this year, and Sekimoto is a beast
7/9/12 11:57 PM
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