NJPW “40th Anniversary NEW JAPAN LIVE”, 5/20/2012 [Sun] 17:00 @ Matsushita IMP Hall in Osaka [J Sports]
(1) Ryusuke Taguchi & KUSHIDA vs. Hiromu Takahashi & Takaaki Watanabe
◆Winner: Taguchi (8:37) with the La Atatata on Watanabe.
(2) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV vs. Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka, Jado & Gedo
◆Winner: Tenzan (11:21) following a Diving Headbutt to Gedo.
(3) Togi Makabe, Yuji Nagata & Wataru Inoue vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION], TAKA Michinoku [K-DOJO] & Taichi
◆Winner: Inoue (13:10) following the Spear of Justice to TAKA.
(4) Tama Tonga vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
◆Winner: Nakamura (9:05) following the Boma Ye.
(5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tetsuya Naito & Captain New Japan vs. Kazuchika Okada, Masato Tanaka [ZERO1] & YOSHI-HASHI
◆Winner: Okada (16:19) following the Rainmaker to Captain.
Next up for NJPW is the Best of the Super Jr’s Tournament and then following the that NJPW will be holding their June PPV event DOMINION on 6/16.
NJPW “DOMINION 6.16”, 6/16/2012 [Sat] 18:00 @ Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium
(-) IWGP Tag Team Championship Match: [Champions] Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka vs. [Challengers] Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima
~ 1st Defense.
(-) Togi Makabe vs. Minoru Suzuki
(-) IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Kazuchika Okada vs. [Challenger] Hiroshi Tanahashi
~ 3rd Defense.
AJP “40th Anniversary Year RISE UP TOUR 2012”, 5/20/2012 [Sun] 18:30 @ ACROS Fukuoaka
(1) Minoru Tanaka vs. Yasufumi Nakanoueno
(2) Kaz Hayashi, Shuji Kondo & Aztec vs. KAI, Hiroshi Yamato & MAZADA
(3) Taiyo Kea & Masanobu Fuchi vs. KENSO & Masao Inoue [free]
(4) Champion Carnival AFTER THAT Single Match: Akebono vs. Ryota Hama
◆Winner: Akebono (5:21) with a Body Press.
~ There is mo hard feelings between the two as SMOP aim to go back after the tag belts.
(5) Champion Carnival AFTER THAT Single Match: Suwama vs. Masayuki Kono
◆Winner: Suwama (15:08) following the Last Ride.
~ Suwama made an appeal to compete in NOAH following the win. Suwama has his eyes set on the Triple Crown which is still held by Jun Akiyama. Kea though has the next title defense against Akiyama on 7/1 @ Ryogoku.
(6) World Tag Team Championship Match: [Champions] “GET WILD” Takao Omori & Manabu Soya vs. Seiya Sanada & Joe Doering
◆Winner: Sanada (32:58) with the THIS IS IT on Manabu.
~ Champions fall on their first title defense, Sanada & Doering become the 62nd Champions.
~ Omori declared a rematch against the new champions.
The next big event will be on May 27th @ Korakuen Hall as the event will be headlined with an All Asia Title Match.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “40th Anniversary Year RISE UP TOUR 2012”, 5/27/2012 [Sun] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) All Asia Tag Team Championship Match: [Champions] Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi vs. [Challengers] Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo
NOAH “The Navig. in May 2012”, 5/20/2012 [Sun] 13:00 @ Koriyama General Gymnasium ~ Eastern Japan Charity Performance
(1) Atsushi Kotoge vs. Ricky Marvin [BRAVE]
◆Winner: Kotoge (11:45) via pinfall.
(2) Mikey Nicholls [TMDK] vs. Zack Sabre, Jr.
◆Winner: Nicholls (14:50) following a Death Valley Driver.
(3) Naomichi Marufuji [BRAVE] vs. Genba Hirayanagi [NMC]
◆Winner: Marufuji (7:42) following the Shiranui.
(4) Takeshi Morishima [BRAVE] vs. Shane Haste
◆Winner: Morishima (13:33)
(5) Go Shiozaki [SAT] & Atsushi Aoki [SAT] vs. Mohammed Yone [BRAVE] & Taiji Ishimori [BRAVE]
◆Winner: Aoki (20:15) with the Assault Point on Ishimori.
(6) Jun Akiyama [SAT] & Kotaro Suzuki [SAT] vs. Maybach Taniguchi [NMC] & Yoshinobu Kanemaru [NMC]
◆Winner: Akiyama (17:15) following the Wrist Clutch Exploder to Kanemaru.
DDT “Dramatic 2012 MAY Special”, 5/20/2012 [Sun] 18:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
(0) Dark Match ~ Amon Contra Amon: Amon Hero vs. Gorgeous Matsuno
◆Winner: DRAW (5:00) Time Expired.
(1) 2 Count vs. 3 Count Handicap Rules: Danshoku Dino vs. Tetsuya Endo
◆Winner: Dino (5:41) following the Danshoku Driver.
(2) 3WAY Match: Makoto Oishi vs. Keita Yano [Wallaby] vs. Batten Tamagawa
◆Winner: Oishi (5:41) with the Miracle Ecstasy on Tamagawa.
(3) Shigehiro Irie & Hoshitango vs. Hikaru Sato & DJ Nira
◆Winner: Hoshitango (7:46) following a Nodowa Otoshi (chokeslam) to Nira.
(4) Kota Ibushi vs. Gota Ihashi
◆Winner: Ibushi (10:41) with a Figure Four Leg Lock.
(5) Sanshiro Takagi & Takao Soma vs. Don Micheal (Nakazawa) & Miho Wakizawa
◆Winner: Micheal (9:24) with the Ultimate Benomuamu on Takagi.
(6) KUDO & Akito vs. Masa Takanishi & Keisuke Ishii
◆Winner: Takanashi (11:00) with the Takatonic on Akito.
(7) Yuji Hino, Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda vs. HARASHIMA, Daisuke Sasaki & Tomomitsu Matsunaga
◆Winner: Urano (15:48) with a Backdrop to pin hold to Matsunaga.
FREEDOMS “H24.5.20 Okinawa”, 5/20/2012 [Sun] 13:00 @ Delfin Arena in Okinawa
(1) Toru Sugiura vs. Whale Shark
(2) Mammoth Sasaki vs. Mil Mongoose
(3) The Winger & Menso~re Oyaji vs. SUSUMU & Madoka
(4) Independent World Junior Championship Match: [Champion] HIROKI vs. [Challenger] Acer8
~ 6th Title Defense.
(5) Takashi Sasaki & Gurukun Diver vs. GENTARO & Kamui