NOAH “GREAT VOYAGE 2012 in YOKOHAMA”, 3/18/2012 [Sun] 16:00 @ Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium
(1) Taiji Ishimori vs. Harlem Bravado
◆Winner: Ishimori (7:26) with the 450° Splash.
(2) Katsuhiko Nakajima [DIAMOND RING] & Satoshi Kajiwara [DIAMOND RING] vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Genba Hirayanagi
◆Winner: Kanemaru (12:49) following the Touch-Out to Kajiwara.
(3) MAYBACH Taniguchi vs. Kento Miyahara [DIAMOND RING]
◆Winner: Taniguchi (7:02) following the Gutwrench Kneeling Powerbomb.
(4) Mohammed Yone vs. Kensuke Sasaki [DIAMOND RING]
◆Winner: Sasaki (16:24) following the Northern Lights Bomb.
(5) GHC Junior Tag Team Championship Match: [Champions] Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki vs. [Challengers] Ricky Marvin & Super Crazy
◆Winner: Suzuki (24:11) following the Mass Driver to Marvin.
~ 5th Successful Title Defense.
(6) GHC Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match: Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito [free] vs. Go Shiozaki & Keiji Mutoh [AJP]
◆Winner: Akiyama (30:04) following the Sternness Dust to Shiozaki.
~ first successful title defense.
Akiyama manages to retain the GHC Tag Belts, but in 2 days he will be defending the Triple Crown against Keiji Mutoh.
~ Following the match, Akiyama said he would like for NOAH to return to the feeling to when they first started the promotion. To have the same momentum that they carried when the split from AJPW happened a new beginning began.
Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki came out and agreed with Akiyama and they shook hands.
It seems that what was ANMU may now be a part of Akiyama-gun or Akiyama’s Army. I’ll update you guys on any news coming from the new potential union.
(7) GHC Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Takeshi Morishima vs. [Challenger] Naomichi Marufuji
◆Winner: Morishima (12:25) following the Backdrop Driver.
~ first successful title defense.
~ Originally scheduled was Takashi Sugiura, but he was forced to miss due to a herniated disc in his lower back.
Morishima’s title defense celebration was short lived as Maybach Taniguchi came out and laid out the champion with a chair.
NJPW 40th anniversary Tour NEW JAPAN GLORY 2012, 3/18/2012 [Sun] 18:00 @ Iwate Prefectural Gymnasium ~Ganbarou! Tohoku~ [SamuraiTV]
(1) Hiromu Takahashi & Takaaki Watanabe vs. Tomohiro Ishii & Yujiro Takahashi
◆Winner: Ishii (9:42) with a Boston Crab on Watanabe.
(2) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV, Ryusuke Taguchi & KUSHIDA vs. Davey Richards, Rocky Romero, Gedo & Jado
◆Winner: Tiger (14:25) with a Crucifix Hold on Romero.
(3) Captain New Japan & & Tama Tonga vs. Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka
◆Winner: Yano (11:33) following the Kurokiri to Tonga.
(4) Togi Makabe, Yuji Nagata & Wataru Inoue vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION], TAKA Michinoku [K-DOJO] & Taichi
◆Winner: Makabe (14:13) following the King Kong Knee Drop to TAKA.
(5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto, Tetsuya Naito & “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson vs. Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura & Masato Tanaka [ZERO1] & YOSHI-HASHI
◆Winner: Naito (15:39) following the Stardust Press to HASHI.
(6) IWGP Tag Team Championship Match: [Champions] “TenKoji” Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. [Challengers] “Suzuki-gun” Yoshihiro Takayama & Lance Archer
◆Winner: Tenzan (17:42) with a Moonsault Press on Archer.
AJP “40th Anniversary Year HOLD OUT TOUR 2012”, 3/18/2012 [Sun] 14:00 @ Yamagata Big Wing
(1) Masanobu Fuchi vs. Masayuki Kono
◆Winner: Kono (9:25) with a Small Package.
(2) Yutaka Yoshie [free] vs. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi [free]
◆Winner: Yoshie (8:46) with a Diving Body Press.
(3) Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo vs. Minoru Tanaka & Hiroshi Yamato
◆Winner: Kondo (11:22) following the King Kong Lariat to Yamato.
(4) Akebono & Ryota Hama vs. KENSO & Yasufumi Nakanoueno
◆Winner: Akebono (9:50) with a Running Body Press on Nakanoueno.
(5) Takao Omori, Manabu Soya & Jun Izumida [free] vs. Dark Ozz [AAA], Dark Cuervo [AAA] & RONIN [AAA]
◆Winner: Manabu (9:13) following the Death Valley Bomb to Cuervo.
(6) Suwama & Takumi Soya vs. Taiyo Kea & KAI
◆Winner: Suwama (22:04) following the Last Ride to KAI.
DDT ”NON-FIX.3/18 Special”, 3/18/2012 [Sun] 13:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING
(1) Takao Soma vs. Gota Ihashi
◆Winner: Soma (6:37) following the Boma~Ye.
(2) Hikaru Sato & Micheal Nakazawa vs. DJ Nira & Hoshitango
◆Winner: Sato (10:53) following the Crosscut Rocket Punch to Nira.
(3) HARASHIMA & GUTS Ishijima vs. GENTARO & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
◆Winner: HARASHIMA (11:37) with the Fire Bird Splash on Matsunaga.
(4) 8 Man Elimination Tag Match: Danshoku Dino, KUDO, Makoto Oishi & Hiroshi Fukuda vs. Yasu Urano, Yuji Hino, Antonio Honda & Keita Yano
~ Honda & Yano (9:07) sent Oishi, Over the Top Rope (OTR).
~ (15:03) both Dino & Yano, OTR.
~ Fukuda (15:44) sent Urano, OTR.
~ Honda (17:19) following the Bionic Elbow to Fukuda.
~ KUDO (18:08) following a Lariat from Hino to Honda.
◆Winner: Hino (19:46) sent KUDO, OTR.
(5) Kenny Omega & Daisuke Sasaki vs. Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Ishii
◆Winner: Omega (14:08) following the Croyt’s Wrath to Ishii.
(6) KO-D Openweight Next Challenger Match: Sanshiro Takagi vs. Masa Takanashi
◆Winner: Takagi (17:02) following the S.H.B.
~ Takagi earns the right to face Danshoku Dino for the KO-D title on April 1st.
UNION ”March of UNION 2012″, 3/18/2012 [Sun] 18:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING
(0) Dark Match Union Experiment League: Madoka vs. Taichi Kazato
◆Winner: Madoka (8:17) with a Boston Crab.
(1) Hiroshi Fukuda vs. Rion Mizuki (w/ Rumi Kazama)
◆Winner: Fukuda (7:30) following a Low Blow to School Boy.
(2) “New” Sanshiro Takagi & Big Rude vs. “New” Keizo Matsuda & Yoshiya Yamashita [K-DOJO]
◆Winner: Matsuda (8:38) following a Lariat to Rude.
(3) If Cherry Loses Her Age Becomes Public Match: Cherry vs. Mio Shirai
◆Winner: Cherry (7:34) with the Haru Yorukoi (Spring Night Love).
(4) BEST OF THE SUPER Ohka!: Ken Ohka vs. Kengo (Mashimo) Ohka [K-DOJO]
◆Winner: Kengo (17:14) with the Shinken.
(5) 1,000 Roses Death Match: Shuji Ishikawa & Shigehiro Irie vs. Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine [K-DOJO]
◆Winner: Ishikawa (19:39) with the Splash Mountain to Sekine on roses.
Osaka Pro-Wrestling “Osaka Holiday Paradise”, 3/18/2012 [Sun] 13:00 @ Osaka Minami Move on Arena
(1) Tsubasa & Naoki Setoguchi vs. Hideyoshi & Masamune
◆Winner: Hideyoshi (12:52) following a Spear Attack to Setoguchi.
(2) Daisuke Harada vs. Kuishinbo Kamen
◆Winner: Harada (7:39) with a Figure Four Leg Lock.
(3) 3WAY Match: Yun Gang Chul vs. Atsushi Kotoge vs. Kanjyuro Matsuyama
◆Winner: Yun (9:36) via double pinfall.
(4) Billyken Kid, Ultimate Spider, Jr. & Kazuaki Mihara vs. HAYATA, Tadasuke & Orochi
◆Winner: Spider (14:58) with a Hurricanrana on Tadauske.
(5) Tigers Mask & Black Buffalo vs. Ebessan & Takoyakida
◆Winner: Tigers (:10) following a Senton on Takoyakida.
◆Winner: Tigers (19:54) with the Mangetsu no Yoru (night of the full moon) to Ebessan.