Pro Wrestling NOAH “GREAT VOYAGE 2012 in RYOGOKU ~Takeshi Rikio’s Retirement Ceremony~”, 7/22/2012 [Sun] 15:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
~ Takashi Sugiura announced that he will make his return on August 25th! As he teams with Marufuji to take on KENTA & Maybach Taniguchi.
~ 8.9 @ Korakuen Hall: Marufuji & TAJIRI vs. Maybach Taniguchi & Genba; SAT vs. ZERO1: Akiyama, Kotaro & Aoki vs. Masato Tanaka, Ikuto Hidaka & Daichi Hashimoto.
(1) “Return to Origin” Synchronized showdown!: Taiji Ishimori vs. Masahiro “Masa” Takanashi [DDT]
◆Winner: Ishimori (4:41) with 2 450° Splashes.
(2) Von Erich’s Japanese Debut Match: Ross & Marshall Von Erich vs. “TMDK” Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste
◆Winner: Nicholls (6:26) with a Shooting Star Press on Marshall.
(3) NOAH vs. DIAMOND RING ~ Teacher & Student Showdown: Akira Taue & Genba Hirayanagi vs. Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima
◆Winner: Nakajima (7:39) following a Running Low Kick to Genba.
(4) Fujiwara-ism Tradition Special Single Match: Mohammed Yone vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara [Fujiwara-gumi]
◆Winner: Yone (6:42) following a Turning Kick to the back of Fujiwara’s head.
(5) NOAH vs. DDT: Atsushi Kotoge vs. Kota Ibushi [DDT]
◆Winner: Ibushi (9:22) with the Sitdown Last Ride Powerbomb.
(6) Maybach Taniguchi [NO MERCY] vs. TAJIRI [WNC]
◆Winner: TAJIRI (4:35) via foul, referee assault.
(7) KENTA’s Return Match: KENTA [NO MERCY] vs. Naomichi Marufuji [BRAVE]
◆Winner: Marufuji (16:20) following the Tiger Flowsion.
(8) GHC Junior Heavy Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki vs. [Challengers] Super Crazy & Ricky Marvin
◆Winner: Marvin (12:58) following a Modified Compact Piledriver on Kotaro.
~ Champions fall on their 8th Defense. Marvin/Crazy become the 16th Champions.
(9) GHC Junior Heavy Championship Match: [Champion] Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. [Challenger] Christopher Daniels [TNA]
◆Winner: Kanemaru (7:58) following the Touch Out.
~ 2nd Successful Defense.
~ Super Crazy challenged Kanemaru.
(10) GHC Heavy Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito vs. [Challengers] Samoa Joe & Brutus Magnus [TNA]
◆Winner: Joe (11:40) following the Muscle Buster on Saito.
~ Champions fall on their 4th Defense. Joe/Magnus become the 24th Champions.
(11) GHC Heavyweight Championship Match: [18th Champion] Takeshi Morishima vs. [Challenger] Go Shiozaki
◆Winner: Morishima (24:35) following the Backdrop Driver.
~4th Successful Defense
~ Takeshi Rikio retires from in ring competition.
NJPW “40th Anniversary Tour KIZUNA ROAD”, 7/22/2012 [Sun] 16:00 @ Yamagata City General Sports Center
(1) Captain New Japan, Tama Tonga, BUSHI & Maximo [CMLL] vs. YOSHI-HASHI, Gedo, Jado & Tomohiro Ishii
◆Winner: Captain (7:48) with a Caribbean Death Grip on Gedo.
(2) KUSHIDA vs. Low Ki
◆Winner: KUSHIDA (7:10) with a Reverse Leg Roll Clutch on Low Ki.
~ KUSHIDA beats the Jr. Champion in a non-title match.
(3) IWGP Jr. Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV vs. [Challengers] Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov
◆Winner: Romero (13:44) following the Contract Killer on Tiger.
~ Champions fall on their first defense, Team Forever Hooligans become the 33rd Champions.
(4) Special Elimination Match: Togi Makabe, Yuji Nagata, Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer, TAKA Michinoku & Taichi
~ Makabe eliminated TAKA (9:39) following the King Kong Knee Drop.
~ Archer eliminated Makabe (10:41) via over the top rope.
~ Nagata and Suzuki eliminated each other (14:15) over the top rope.
~ Archer eliminated Devitt (14:51) over the top rope.
◆Winner: Archer (16:46) with the Black Out on Taguchi.
(5) IWGP Tag Championship Decision Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka
◆Winner: Kojima (13:43) following a Lariat to Iizuka.
~ TenKoji become the 60th Champions.
(6) Tetsuya Naito & “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson vs. Kazuchika Okada & Yujro Takahashi
◆Winner: Naito (15:30) with the Stardust Press on Yujiro.
(7) IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match: [Champion] Hirooki Goto vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
◆Winner: Nakamura (16:50) following the Boma Ye.
~ Champion falls on their 3rd Defense. Nakamura becomes the 4th Champion.
~ CHAOS reigns with Nakamura and the Forever Hooligans!
(8) IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. [Challenger] Masato Tanaka
◆Winner: Tanahashi (26:15) with the High Fly Flow.
~ 2nd Successful Defense.
AJP “40th Anniversary Year 2012 JUNIOR HYPER LEAGUE”, 7/22/2012 [Sun] 16:00 @ Ishikawa Industrial Exhibition 3rd Hall (Kanazawa City)
(1) B BLOCK Match: Gillette vs. Andy Woo
◆Winner: Gillette (4:50) with a Crosscut Schoolboy.
(2) B BLOCK Match: Kaz Hayashi vs. SUSHI
◆Winner: Hayashi (9:11) following the Power Plant.
(3) Shuji Kondo & Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. Hiroshi Yamato & Aegyptus Aerial
◆Winner: Yamato (8:58) with a Cross Arm German Suplex on Nakanoueno.
(4) A BLOCK Match: KAI vs. MAZADA
◆Winner: KAI (8:20) with the Splash Plancha.
(5) Taiyo Kea, Seiya Sanada & Joe Doering vs. KENSO, Masayuki Kono & Ryota Hama
◆Winner: Doering (13:12) with the Revolution Bomb on Kono.
(6) A BLOCK Match: Minoru Tanaka vs. Koji Kanemoto [NJPW]
◆Winner: Minoru (23:38) with the Minoru Special.
(7) Hiroshi Hase Produce Special 6 Man Tag Match: Keiji Mutoh, Masakatsu Funaki & Akebono vs. Suwama, Takao Omori & Manabu Soya
◆Winner: Funaki (21:13) following a Right High Kick to Manabu.
2012 JUNIOR HYPER LEAGUE STANDINGS
★ Koji Kanemoto [3 Wins, 1 Loss = 6 Points]
★ Minoru Tanaka [2 Wins = 4 Points]
★ Hikaru Sato [1 Win, 1 Loss = 2 Points]
★ Aegyptus Aerial [1 Win, 1 Loss = 2 Points]
★ KAI [1 Win, 2 Losses = 2 Points]
★ MAZADA [3 Losses = 0 Points]
★ Shuji Kondo [2 Wins = 4 Points]
★ SUSHI [2 Wins, 1 Loww = 4 Points]
★ Hiroshi Yamato [2 Wins, 1 Loss = 4 Points]
★ Kaz Hayashi [2 Wins, 1 Loss = 4 Points]
★ Gillette [1 Win, 2 Losses = 2 Points]
★ Andy Woo [4 Losses = 0 Points]
DDT “Road to Budokan 2012”, 7/22/2012 [Sun] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(0) Dark Match: Tsukasa Fujimoto & Mio Shirai vs. Hiroshi Fukuda & Choun Shiryu
(1) 12 Person Tag Match: Yuji Hino, Yasu Urano, Antonio Honda, Masa Takanashi, Daisuke Sasaki & Hoshitango vs. Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Akito, Poison JULIE Sawada, Rion Mizuki, Tetsuya Endo & DJ Nira
◆Winner: Endo (10:30) with a Moonsault Press on Honda.
(2) Sanshiro Takagi, Takao Soma & Yukio Sakaguchi vs. Hikaru Sato, Micheal Nakazawa & Toba Tanomusaku
◆Winner: Sakaguchi (7:58) with a Jumping Cross Arm Lock on Nakazawa.
(3) KO-D Tag Team Championship Match: [Champions] KUDO & Makoto Oishi vs. [Challengers] Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie
◆Winner: KUDO (9:21) following the Diving Double Knee Drop on Ishii.
(4) MIKAMI’s Return Match: MIKAMI vs. Tatsumi Fujinami [Dradition]
◆Winner: Fujinami (7:01) with a Bow and Arrow.
~ MIKAMI requested to form a team with Fujinami to face the KO-D Tag Champions at Budokan.
(5) Hardcore Match: Shuji Ishikawa [UNION] vs. HARASHIMA
◆Winner: Ishikawa (16:57) with the Splash Mountain onto a chair.
~ It was announced that Shuji Ishikawa will be teaming with BJW’s Ryuji Ito to take on HARASHIMA and New Japan’s Togi Makabe at the Budokan on 8.18.
(6) Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega vs. Danshoku Dino & Yoshihiko
◆Winner: Omega (21:24) with a Two Story Croyt’s Wrath on Yoshihiko.
~ Omega gets the “big” win and now is set against Kota Ibush for the KO-D on 8.18.
Osaka Pro-Wrestling “Osaka Hurricane 2012”, 7/22/2012 [Sun] @ Osaka BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM
~ Osaka announced that they will be opening a new venue, to replace the Move on Arena, in mid-November.
(1) Yutaka & Shoichi Uchida vs. Naoki Setoguchi & Kazuaki Mihara
◆Winner: Yutaka (8:31) over Setoguchi.
(2) Kana [WNC] & Sawako Shimono vs. Shuri [WNC] & Apple Miyuki
◆Winner: Kana (8:50) with a Jumping Cross Armbar on Miyuki.
(3) Billyken Kid & Tsubasa vs. Kaijin Habu Otoko & Shisao
◆Winner: Kaijin (12:02) with the Moudoku Habu Kuubaku on Billyken.
(4) Osaka Pro Tag Championship Playoff 3WAY Match: Tadasuke & HAYATA vs. Hideyoshi & Masamune vs. Zeus & The Bodyguard
◆Winner: Tadasuke (13:02) following the Outkast to Hideyoshi.
~ Tadasuke & HAYATA becomes the 32nd Champions.
(5) 8 Person Mixed Tag Match: The Great Kabuki, Kyusei Ninja Ranmaru, Kuishinbo Kamen & Ebessan vs. Takoyakida, Miracle Man, Kikutaro & Kanjyuro Matsuyama
◆Winner: Kabuki (13:24) following a Lariat to Matsuyama.
(6) Special 6 Man Tag Match: Tigers Mask, The Original Tiger Mask & Tiger Shark vs. Kuuga, Orochi & Spider J
◆Winner: Original Tiger (12:13) with a Tiger Suplex Hold on Orochi.
(7) Osaka Pro Championship Match: [Champion] Black Buffalo vs. [Challenger] Daisuke Harada
◆Winner: Harada (29:52) with the Katayama German Suplex Hold.
~ Champion falls on 2nd Defense, Harada becomes the 25th Champion.
Michinoku Pro “Hachinohe Beer Garden Wrestling in Cino”, 7/22/2012 [Sun] 14:00 @ Hachinohe City Hachinohe Cino, Rooftop Special Ring in Aomori
(1) Ken45° vs. Ayumu Gunji
◆Winner: Ken45° (7:43) with a Dragon Sleeper.
(2) The Great Sasuke & Kesen Numa-Girolamo vs. Yapperman #1 & #2
◆Winner: DRAW (6:19) Double Ring Out.
◆REMATCH: Winner: Sasuke (6:00) following the Segway to Yapperman #2.
(3) Fujita “Jr” Hayato, ManjiMaru & Daichi Sasaki vs. Kenou, Rui Hiugaji & Taro Nohashi
◆Winner: Kenou (15:20) with a Dragon Suplex Hold on Daichi Sasaki.
ZERO1 “Fire Festival XII” 7/22/2012 [Sun] 14:00 @ Aomori Hamanasu City Hall
(1) Shito Ueda vs. Yoshikazu Yokoyama
◆Winner: Ueda (8:16) following a Lariat.
(2) James Raideen & Robbie Eagles vs. Jonathon Grisham & Jay Coffee
◆Winner: Raideen (12:27) with a Powerbomb on Grisham.
(3) Ikuto Hidaka & Craig Classic vs. Takuya Sugawara & Mineo Fujita
◆Winner: Sugawara (18:21) following the Shisanputa to Hidaka.
(4) Shinjiro Otani & Daichi Hashimoto vs. Ryuji Sai & Yusaku Obata
◆Winner: Otani (18:23) with a Spiral Bomb on Obata.
(5) B BLOCK Match: Kohei Sato vs. KAMIKAZE
◆Winner: KAMIKAZE (12:28) with a Grounded Cobra Twist.
CURRENT STANDINGS A BLOCK
1. Otani [1 Win = 2 Points]
1. Sai [1 Win = 2 Points]
– Go Shiozaki
– Tomoaki Honma [1 Loss = 0 Points]
– Daichi Hashimoto [1 Loss = 0 Points]
1. KAMIKAZE [1 Win = 2 Points]
2. Masato Tanaka [1 Draw = 1 Point]
. Kohei Sato [1 Draw, 1 Loss = 1 Point]
– Daisuke Sekimoto
– Mohammed Yone
BJW, 7/22/2012 [Sun] 18:00 @ Hakata Starlanes in Fukuoka
(1) Amigo Suzuki & Masato Inaba vs. Masashi Otani & Hideyoshi Kamitani
(2) Kankuro Hoshino vs. Kazuki Hashimoto
(3) Shinobu & Takumi Tsukamoto vs. Shu & Kei Brahman
(4) Barbed-Wire Board Tag Deathmatch: “Black Angel” Jaki Numazawa & Masashi Takeda [STYLE-E] vs. vs.
Shadow WX & Takashi Sasaki
(5) Yoshihito Sasaki & Shinya Ishikawa vs. Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi
(6) Fluorescent Light 200 Tag Deathmatch: Abdullah Kobayashi & Ryuji Ito vs. Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka