NJPW 40th anniversary Tour NEW JAPAN CUP 2012 – OPENING ROUND, 4/1/2012 [Sun] 16:00 @ Beikomu General Gymnasium (Amagasaki Memorial Park Gymnasium)
(1) NEW JAPAN CUP 2012 Round 1: La Sombra [CMLL] vs. YOSHI-HASHI
◆Winner: Sombra (9:41) with the Paquera Tapatio.
(2) NEW JAPAN CUP 2012 Round 1: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson
◆Winner: Anderson (8:00) following the Gun Stun.
(3) NEW JAPAN CUP 2012 Round 1: Hirooki Goto vs. Yujiro Takahashi
◆Winner: Goto (9:55) following the Shouten Kai.
(4) NEW JAPAN CUP 2012 Round 1: MVP vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
◆Winner: Nakamura (9:45) following the Boma Ye.
(5) Captain New Japan, Ryusuke Taguchi & KUSHIDA vs. Kazuchika Okada, Jado & Gedo
◆Winner: Captain (14:35) with the Caribbean Death Grip on Gedo.
(6) NEW JAPAN CUP 2012 Round 1: Togi Makabe vs. Lance Archer
◆Winner: Makabe (8:47) following the King Kong Knee Drop.
(7) NEW JAPAN CUP 2012 Round 1: Yuji Nagata vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION]
◆Winner: Suzuki (15:31) following the Gotch Style Piledriver.
(8) NEW JAPAN CUP 2012 Round 1: Satoshi Kojima vs. Tetsuya Naito
◆Winner: Naito (17:53) following the Polvo de Estrella.
(9) NEW JAPAN CUP 2012 Round 1: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Toru Yano
◆Winner: Tanahashi (17:25) with the High Fly Flow.
NJPW 40th anniversary Tour NEW JAPAN CUP 2012 – SECOND ROUND, 4/5/2012 [Thu] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) NEW JAPAN CUP 2012 Round 2: La Sombra vs. Hirooki Goto
(-) NEW JAPAN CUP 2012 Round 2: Karl Anderson Shinsuke Nakamura
(-) NEW JAPAN CUP 2012 Round 2: Togi Makabe vs. Minoru Suzuki
(-) NEW JAPAN CUP 2012 Round 2: Tetsuya Naito vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
(to be updated when results are released)
40th Anniversary Year 2012 GROWIN’UP ~ Junior Heavyweight Tag League ~ Opener, 4/1/2012 [Sun] 17:00 @ Koga City Koga Gymnasium in Ibaraki
(1) Masanobu Fuchi vs. Masayuki Kono
◆Winner: Kono (11:58) with a Cross Armlock.
(2) KENSO vs. Yasufumi Nakanoueno
◆Winner: KENSO (11:18) following the Double Knee Drop.
~ BUSHI finally announced his partner as SUSHI, I don’t have much info on who he may be at the moment.
(3) Junior Tag League Match: KAI & Gillette vs. BUSHI & SUSHI
◆Winner: SUSHI (14:20) via pinfall on KAI.
(4) Junior Tag League Match: Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka vs. Kenny Omega & Micheal Nakazawa
◆Winner: Kanemoto (15:50) with an Ankle Hold on Nakazawa.
(5) Junior Tag League Match: Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo vs. Hiroshi Yamato & Hikaru Sato
◆Winner: Yamato (17:17) with a Cross Arm German Suplex Hold on Kondo.
(6) Suwama, Ryota Hama & Takumi Soya vs. Takao Omori, Manabu Soya & Yutaka Yoshie
◆Winner: Omori (21:08) following the Axe Bomber to Takumi.
DDT “Aprilfool 2012”, 4/1/2012 [Sun] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(0) Dark Match: Shota vs. Gota Ihashi
(1) Tetsuya Endo Debut Match: Hiroshi Fukuda & Akito vs. Keisuke Ishii & Tetsuya Endo
◆Winner: Akito (9:22) with a Modified Figure Four Leg Lock on Endo.
(2) Nico Valentine vs. Antonio Honda
◆Winner: Honda (9:02) with a School Boy.
(3) Takao Soma & Genba Hirayanagi [NOAH] vs. Hikaru Sato & Michael Nakazawa
◆Winner: Soma (8:18) following the Boma Ye to Nakazawa.
(4) AJP World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Kenny Omega vs. [Challenger] Shigehiro Irie
◆Winner: Omega (16:34) with the Katayoku no Tenshi (One Winged Angel).
~ Fifth Title Defense.
(5) Royal Rumble ~Winner Earns the Right to Challenge for the KO-D Anytime and Anywhere~:
Contenders: HARASHIMA, KUDO, Makoto Oishi, Masa Takanashi, Daisuke Sasaki, Keisuke Ishii, Yasu Urano, Yuji Hino [K-DOJO], Keita Yano [Wallaby], Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Hoshitango, DJ Nira & Masao Inoue [free]
Order of loss.
◆Winner: Hino (23:56) with the World’s Best German Suplex Hold on Urano.
~ Masa Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Keita Yano, DJ Nira, and Makoto Oishi also collected the the right to challenge contracts hanging from the ceiling.
(6) KO-D Openweight Championship Match: [Champion] Danshoku Dino vs. [Challenger] Sanshiro Takagi
◆Winner: Takagi (19:17) with the Sitdown Sunflower Bomb.
~ Champion falls on his 3rd Defense, Takagi becomes the 39th Champion.
~ Takagi’s victory would be short lived, as Masa Takanashi would cash in his newly won contract now! Masa grabbed the mic right before the bell and said that he plans to make Takagi the shortest reigning champion in history.
(7) KO-D Openweight Championship Match: [Champion] Sanshiro Takagi vs. [Challenger] Masa Takanashi
◆Winner: Takanashi (2:04) with the Takatonic.
~ Takanashi becomes the 40th Champion.
DIAMOND RING, 4/1/2012 [Sun] 13:00 @ Kensuke Office Dojo
(1) Namazu Man & Yusuke Kodama [free] vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa [free] & Kenichiro Arai [DRAGON GATE]
◆Winner: Arai (15:59) with a Powerbomb on Namazu.
(2) Kento Miyahara vs. Harlem Bravado [ROH/NOAH]
◆Winner: Miyahara (14:25) with a German Suplex Hold.
(3) GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship Prelude 6 Man Tag Match: Katsuhiko Nakajima, Satoshi Kajiwara & Mitushiro Kitamiya vs. Fujita “Jr” Hayato [Michinoku Pro], Takeshi Minamino [Toneri Family] & ManjiMaru [Toneri Family]
◆Winner: Minamino (13:10) following a Death Valley Bomb on Kitamiya.
Osaka Pro-Wrestling “Osaka Holiday Paradise”, 4/1/2012 [Sun] 13:00 @ Osaka Minami Move on Arena
(1) Daisuke Harada & Kazuaki Mihara vs. Hideyoshi & Tadasuke
Winner: Hideyoshi (11:42) following the Spear Attack to Mihara.
(2) Yun Gang Chul vs. Kuishinbo Kamen
Winner: Yun (4:19) with the Toruryochagi.
(3) 3WAY Match: Kanjyuro Matsuyama vs. HAYATA vs. Orochi
Winner: Orochi (11:06) via pinfall on HAYATA.
(4) Tsubasa, Zeus & Naoki Setoguchi vs. Kuuga, Masamune & Spider J
Winner: Spider (13:14) with the Side Spin Flip on Setoguchi.