NJPW “40th Anniversary Tour BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. XIX ～The door to the glory～”, 6/2/2012 [Sat] 18:00 @ KBS Hall in Kyoto [J Sports]
~ Manabu Nakanishi appeared before the show began as it is almost exactly 1 year ago (6/4) and at the same arena where he suffered a cervical spine injury. Nakanishi informed everyone that he is still training and going through the trials of rehabilitation to make a strong return. Nakanishi still did not mention when that would be, but a lot of speculation was going around that he is aiming to return by the G1. Not sure if that would be possible, as we are getting ever so close now, given the severity of the injury and any ring rust that might have formed from his time away from the ring.
(1) BOSJ B BLOCK Match: Alex Koslov vs. Brian Kendrick
◆Winner: Kendrick (6:31) with a School Boy.
(2) BOSJ B BLOCK Match: Tiger Mask IV vs. TAKA Michinoku
◆Winner: Tiger (6:40) with a Tiger Suplex Hold.
(3) BOSJ A BLOCK Match: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Rocky Romero
◆Winner: Liger (7:52) with the Kuchu Dojime Otoshi (Air Body Scissors Drop).
(4) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Captain New Japan vs. Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka & Tomohiro Ishii
◆Winner: Ishii (9:41) via foul, Kojima shoved the referee.
~ Kojima tried to fight fire with fire, but it didn’t work in his favor.
(5) BOSJ B BLOCK Match: Low Ki vs. Hiromu Takahashi
◆Winner: Low Ki (7:43) with the Dragon Clutch.
(6) BOSJ A BLOCK Match: Prince Devitt vs. Gedo
◆Winner: Devitt (11:14) following a Diving Double Foot Stomp.
(7) BOSJ A BLOCK Match: KUSHIDA vs. PAC
◆Winner: KUSHIDA (9:33) with the Midnight Express.
(8) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto & Tama Tonga vs. Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura & YOSHI-HASHI
◆Winner: Tanahashi (18:04) with the High Fly Flow on HASHI.
Angel de Oro (4 Wins = 8 Points)
KUSHIDA (3 Wins, 1 Loss = 6 Points)
PAC (2 Wins, 2 Losses = 4 Points)
Prince Devitt (3 Win, 2 Losses = 6 Points)
BUSHI (2 Wins, 2 Losses = 4 Points)
Jushin Thunder Liger (2 Wins, 3 Losses = 4 Points)
Gedo (1 Win, 4 Losses = 2 Points)
Taichi (1 Win, 3 Losses = 2 Points)
Rocky Romero (1 Win, 2 Losses = 2 Points)
Low Ki (4 Wins = 8 Points)
Alex Koslov (3 Wins, 2 Loss = 6 Points)
Brian Kendrick (3 Wins, 1 Loss = 6 Points)
Tiger Mask IV (3 Wins, 1 Loss = 6 Points)
Daisuke Sasaki (2 Wins, 2 Losses = 4 Points)
Ryusuke Taguchi (2 Wins, 2 Losses = 4 Points)
TAKA Michinoku (1 Win, 3 Losses = 2 Points)
Jado (1 Win, 3 Losses = 2 Points)
Hiromu Takahashi (5 Losses = 0 Points)
KuzuPro “Raising an Army”, 6/2/2012 [Sat] @ Shinkiba 1stRING
(1) 3WAY Match: Karate Mummy vs. Masaki vs. Dragon Soldier LAW
(2) Naoshi Sano & Micro vs. Shota & Kojiki
(3) Karate Brahman vs. Soft Imai
(4) Yumiko Kawada vs. Kobashi
(5) Makoto vs. Yuiga
(6) Takuya Kito & Shimizu Mototsugu vs. Shu & Kei Brahman