All Japan Pro-Wrestling “40th Anniversary Year 2012 FLASHING TOUR”, 9/8/2012 [Sat] 18:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) SUSHI & Andy Woo vs. MAZADA & Aegyptus Aerial
◆Winner: Aerial (4:44) via pinfall on SUSHI.
(2) World Junior Prelude Tag Match: Hiroshi Yamato & Masanobu Fuchi vs. Hikaru Sato [Pancrase MISSION] & Michael Nakazawa [DDT]
◆Winner: Fuchi (9:58) with a Small Package on Nakazawa.
~ Yamato & Sato spent more time widly brawling than actually caring for the match, these two have been known to go back and forth with each other in the last year and tonight was no exception.
(3) KENSO & The Great Sasuke [Michinoku] vs. Osamu Nishimura & Masao Inoue
◆Winner: Sasuke (10:28) following the Sasuke Special Version 10.2 Segway to Inoue.
~ This switch up for KENSO has proven to be an early success, and after the match KENSO expressed that they continue as team.
(4) World Tag Prelude Match: Taiyo Kea & Takao Omori vs. Joe Doering & (to be announced)
~ Zodiac appeared after being away for well over a year and became Doering’s parnter.
◆Winner: Doering (8:38) following a Double Impact to Omori.
~ Doering has found himself a strong partner and one that has history within All Japan, GET WILD might be in a lot of trouble come Sept. 23.
(5) Triple Crown Prelude 6 Man Tag Match: “STACK OF ARMS” Masakatsu Funaki, Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto vs. “TEAM DESTRUCTION/Team 246” Suwama, Shuji Kondo & Kaz Hayashi
◆Winner: Funaki (5:18) following the Hybrid Blaster to Suwama.
~ Funaki has shown yet again that he is on a mission since his Triple Crown match. Taking out Akiyama in record time for a title match, then today bringing the fight right to the next contender Suwama and beating him. Suwama will face Funaki on 9/23, but he will have to learn from today’s loss.
~ Team 246 (Kondo & Hayashi) stated that they want to aim for recently vacated All Asia Tag belts as well as the Junior Stars (Kanemoto & Minoru). This turned into a bigger title hunt as expected with Tomoaki Honma and Kazushi Miyamoto also making the bid to be in the title run. Then not wanting to be left out MAZADA even appeared and made a shocking announcement as this lead to NOSAWA Rongai making his return to All Japan. TOKYO GURENTAI has reformed in All Japan!
(6) GAORA TV Championship, First Champion Decision Tournament, 1st Round Match: Ryota Hama vs. Yasufumi Nakanoueno
◆Winner: Nakanoueno (6:21) with a School Boy.
~ Nakanoueno with the huge upset win, and a much needed for the rookie, and against a former Triple Crown champion nonetheless. His first win in 2 years and 8 months since his debut. (He pretty much got the Kobashi rookie losing treatment.)
(7) GAORA TV Championship, First Champion Decision Tournament, 1st Round Match: Manabu Soya vs. Kazushi Miyamoto
◆Winner: Miyamoto (6:01) following the Turmeric Bomber.
~ Miyamoto has return to All Japan with a fire by taking out Manabu Soya. The two strong men battled, but Miyamoto proved to be the stronger of the two. Withstanding the Wild Bomber to land his Bomber for the win.
(8) GAORA TV Championship, First Champion Decision Tournament, 1st Round Match: Masayuki Kono vs. Tomaoki Honma
◆Winner: Honma (12:02) following the Kokeshi.
~ Masayuki Kono was coming into the tournament as a fan favorite, but has found himself on the end of defeat by the much more seasoned Tomoaki Honma. With both Honma and Miyamoto moving on this makes the tournament even less in favor of the current All Japan talent. (Even though Honma and Miyamoto have previous All Japan roots)
(9) GAORA TV Championship, First Champion Decision Tournament, 1st Round Match: Seiya Sanada vs. Yuji Okabayashi
◆Winner: Sanada (16:04) with the THIS IS IT.
~ Sanada seemed to be at the mercy of Okabayashi’s strength, but caught Okabayshi when he was going for the Golem Splash with an Ace Crusher. This led into the THIS IS IT, Guillotine Dragon Sleeper, and defeat for Okabayshi.
~ The semi-finals are now set up as follows…
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2012”, 10/7/2012 [Sun] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) GAORA TV Championship, First Champion Decision Tournament, Semi-Final Match: Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. Kazushi Miyamoto
~ This will be a tough test for All Japan’s rookie.
(-) GAORA TV Championship, First Champion Decision Tournament, Semi-Final Match: Seiya Sanada vs. Tomoaki Honma
~ Sanada was next to Kono in terms of being the fan favorite. Will the crafty Honma pick up the win over the next generation ace, or will Sanada prove that he can handle his superior in the ring?
(-) GAORA TV Championship, First Champion Decision Tournament, Final Match:
NJPW “NJPW 40th Anniversary Tour Road to DESTRUCTION” 9/8/2012 [Sat] 18:00 @ Athcul Satte, Satte Citizen Cultural Gymnasium
(1) Takaaki Watanabe vs. Tomohiro Ishii
◆Winner: Ishii (9:34) with a Boston Crab.
(2) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Captain New Japan vs. Yujiro Takahashi, Jado & Gedo
◆Winner: Yujiro (13:15) following the Tokyo Pimps to Captain.
(3) Ryusuke Taguchi, KUSHIDA, Alex Shelley & Mascara Dorada vs. Low Ki, Rocky Romero, Alex Koslov & Averno
◆Winner: Dorada (12:10) via pinfall on Averno.
(4) Wataru Inoue & BUSHI vs. Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka
◆Winner: Yano (9:10) with the Akakiri to BUSHI.
(5) Togi Makabe, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Yuji Nagata vs. Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer, Harry Smith & TAKA Michinoku
◆Winner: Makabe (10:33) via foul, TAKA.
(6) Hirooki Goto, Tetsuya Naito & Karl Anderson vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI
◆Winner: Anderson (17:59) following the Gunstun to HASHI.
Pro Wrestling NOAH “6th Annual NTV G+ Cup Contention Junior Heavy Tag League“, 9/8/2012 [Sat] 18:00 @ Yokohama Radiant Hall
(1) Satoshi Kajiwara [DIAMOND RING] vs. Paul London
◆Winner: London (9:01) with a Shooting Star Press.
(2) Katsuhiko Nakajima [DIAMOND RING] vs. Gaston Mateo
◆Winner: Nakajima (6:34) following the Twister (Spinning Brainbuster).
(3) Super Crazy, Ricky Marvin & Kaiser vs. Zack Sabre, Jr., Ross Von Erich & Marshall Von Erich
◆Winner: Marvin (14:24) with the Hell’s Gate on Ross.
(4) B BLOCK Match: Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Genba Hirayanagi vs. Ikuto Hidaka & Daichi Hashimoto
◆Winner: Hidaka (18:19) with the Iwami Ginzan to Genba.
Hidaka & Hashimoto [1 Win = 2 Points]
Kanemaru & Hirayanagi [1 Loss = 0 Points]
(5) A BLOCK Match: Taiji Ishimori & Atsushi Kotoge vs. Shiori Asahi & Hiro Tonai
◆Winner: Tonai (16:22) via pinfall on Kotoge.
Asahi & Tonai [1 Win = 2 Points]
Ishimori & Kotoge [1 Loss = 0 Points]
(6) A BLOCK Match: Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki vs. Eddie Edwards & Bobby Fish
◆Winner: Edwards (19:27) following the Die Hard Driver to Kotaro.
Edwards & Fish [1 Win = 2 Points]
Kotaro & Aoki [1 Loss = 0 Points]
(7) BRAVE vs S・A・T Match: Takashi Sugiura & Mohammed Yone vs. Jun Akiyama & Go Shiozaki
◆Winner: Shiozaki (15:27) following the Go Flasher to Yone.
(8) GHC Heavyweight Championship Prelude BRAVE vs NO MERCY Match: Takeshi Morishima & Naomichi Marufuji vs. KENTA & Maybach Taniguchi
◆Winner: KENTA (15:48) with the GAME OVER on Morishima.
~ KENTA defeats the champion before their scheduled title match on 9/17. It seemed that Morishima was aiming for Backdrop Driver on KENTA, but was countered into the GAME OVER submission. This is a big win for KENTA, but with KENTA giving away his secret move in this tag bout prove to be ill fated in the title match?