NJPW “NEW JAPAN BRAVE 2011”, 4/24/2011 (Sun) 17:00 @ Matsuhita IMP Hall in Osaka
700 Spectators [packed]
(1) Hiromu Takahashi vs. Taichi
Winner: Taichi (7:34) with a Boston Crab.
(2) Jushin Thunder Liger & KUSHIDA vs. Tiger Mask & Mascara Dorada
Winner: Dorada (9:02) via pinfall on Liger.
(3) Giant Bernard, Karl Anderson, Tama Tonga & King Fale vs. Yujiro Takahashi, Tetsuya Naito, Jado & Gedo
Winner: Anderson (15:30) following the Gun Stun on Gedo.
(4) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Wataru Inoue, Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka, Davey Richards & Rocky Romero
Winner: Richards (12:56) following a Power Bomb to Devitt.
(5) Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Satoshi Kojima & TAKA Michinoku
Winner: Kojima (12:05) following a Lariat to Honma.
(6) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Masato Tanaka & Tomohiro Ishii
Winner: Tanahashi (16:16) with the High Fly Flow on Ishii.
~ The upset of the day goes to Devitt who now has a decisive win over the current IWGP Jr and Tag Team Champion. Richards and Romero have a title shot coming up early next month and they certainly have the match in their favor now.
All Japan “2011 GROWIN’ UP Tour”, 4/24/2011 (Sun) 17:00 @ Fukuyama Big Rose Industrial Center in Hiroshima
(1) Junior Tag League: Kaz Hayashi & KAI vs. Hikaru Sato & Kikutaro
Hayashi/KAI [7 Points] ~ Sato/taro [4 Points]
Winner: KAI (13:37) with the Splash Plancha on Kikutaro.
(2) Makoto Hashi vs. Super Hate
Winner: Hashi (13:23) with the Tenchu Karasu Otoshi.
(3) Junior Tag League: Masanobu Fuchi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Minoru & Kohji Kanemoto
Winner: Minoru (15:21) with the FIREBALL Splash on Kikuchi.
Fuchi/Kuchi [4 Points] ~ JuniorStars [6 Points]
(4) Junior Tag League: Shuji Kondo & Hiroshi Yamato vs. Super Crazy & BUSHI
Winner: Kondo (17:07) via pinfall on BUSHI.
Kondo/Yamato [5 Points] ~ Crazy/BUSHI [4 Points]
(5) KENSO & Ryota Hama vs. Masakatsu Funaki & Minoru Suzuki
Winner: Suzuki (17:51) with a Rear Naked Choke on Hama.
(6) Suwama, Seiya Sanada & Manabu Soya vs. TARU, KONO & MAZADA
Winner: Sanada (17:07) with a Tiger Suplex Hold on MAZADA.
NOAH “Global Tag League 2011”, 4/24/2011 (Sun) 16:00 @ Sapporo Teisen Hall
1,200 Spectators (Full)
(1) Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima
Winner: DRAW (15:00)
(2) Atsushi Aoki, Taiji Ishimori & Shane Haste vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru, KENTA & Genba Hirayanagi
Winner: KENTA (9:10) following the go 2 sleep on Haste.
(3) Kotaro Suzuki vs. Ricky Marvin
Winner: DRAW (3:35) Double Fall ~ Match Restarted (5:00) DRAW.
(4) Global Tag League 2011: Kensuke Sasaki & Kento Miyahara vs. Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli
Winner: Hero (17:48) following the KRS-1 to Miyahara.
(5) Global Tag League 2011: Takeshi Morishima & Yutaka Yoshie vs. Bison Smith & Masao Inoue
Winner: Smith (17:20) via pinfall on Yoshie.
(6) Global Tag League 2011: Takashi Sugiura & Mohammed Yone vs. Go Shiozaki & Shuhei Taniguchi
Winner: DRAW (30:00)
(7) Global Tag League 2011: Yoshihiro Takayama & Takuma Sano vs. Jun Akiyama & Akiitoshi Saito
Winner: Saito (13:53) following a Running Sickle of Death to Takayama.
~ Saito gets the upset today getting a pinfall over the big man and could easily set something up in the near future.
KOW finally break their losing streak in the tournament today by beating Sasaki & Miyahara.
Suzuki and Marvin had an interesting outcome, from the results it read that they both had a double countout and then the match restarted and went to a 5 min. draw. I can say that this may give Marvin his much needed shot at the GHC Jr belt that is around Suzuki’s waist.
ZERO1 “Wrestler’s”, 4/24/2011 (Sun) @ Energy Dojo
(1) Ikuto Hidaka vs. Shito Ueda
Winner: Hidaka (10:30) with a Double Armbar.
(2) KAMIKAZE vs. Kenta Kakinuma
Winner: KAMIKAZE (11:21) with a Moonsault Press.
(3) Ryouji Sai vs. Will Gibson
Winner: Sai (11:22) following the Nachi Falls.
(4) Shinjiro Ohtani & Daichi Hashimoto vs. Kohei Sato & Yoshikazu Yokoyama
Winner: Ohtani (14:57) with a Camel Clutch on Yokoyama.
Osaka Pro “Starting Line Series”, 4/24/2011 (Sun) 13:00 @ Osaka Minami Move on Arena
(1) Atsushi Kotoge & Ultimate Spider Jr. vs. Hideyoshi & Masamune
Winner: Masamune (12:15) with a Cross Armbreaker on Spider.
(2) 3Way Match: Zeus vs. Takoyakida vs. Kuishinbo Kamen
Winner: Zeus (0:57) following a Double Lariat to both Takoyakida & Kamen.
Rematch Zeus vs. Takoyakida vs. Kuishinbo Kamen
Winner: Zeus (1:36) following a Double Lariat to both Takoyakida & Kamen.
(3) Daisuke Harada vs. HAYATA
Winner: Harada (10:17) with the Katayama German Suplex Hold.
(4) Billyken Kid, Man of Ever Growing Strength “男盛” & Kana vs. Kanjyuro Matsuyama, Miracle Man & Ebessan
Winner: Sheng (19:20) with a Triangle Choke on Matsuyama.
(5) Tigers Mask, Black Buffalo & Naoki Setoguchi vs. Kuuga, Orochi & Tadasuke
Winner: Tigers (15:06) with a Jumping Rolling Clutch on Kuuga.
~ Tigers get the upset for the night by picking up the win over the reigning Osaka Champion. These two have a singles contest coming up and Tigers now holds more hope for Osaka to finally get a strong victory over JOKER.