NJPW “NJPW 40th Anniversary DESTRUCTION” 9/23/2012 [Sun] 16:00 @ Kobe World Memorial Hall in Hyogo
(1) Captain New Japan & Tama Tonga vs. Takashi Iizuka & Tomohiro Ishii
◆Winner: Ishii (9:16) following a Vertical Drop Brainbuster to Captain.
(2) KUSHIDA, Alex Shelley & BUSHI vs. Rocky Romero, Alex Koslov & Gedo
◆Winner: KUSHIDA (9:37) following the I-94 to Koslov.
(3) Low Ki vs. Daisuke Sasaki [DDT]
◆Winner: Low Ki (8:45) following the Diving Double Footstomp.
(4) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Yuji Nagata vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION], Lance Archer & Harry Smith
◆Winner: Suzuki (12:02) following the Gotch Style Piledriver to Nagata.
(5) Togi Makabe vs. Kengo Mashimo [K-DOJO]
◆Winner: Makabe (9:02) following the King Kong Knee Drop.
~ Manabu Nakanishi appeared and announced that he is making his return to the ring on October 8!
(6) Wataru Inoue & Hiromu Takahashi vs. Kazushi Sakuraba & Katsuyori Shibata
◆Winner: Shibata (9:03) following the PK to Hiromu.
~ Saku and Shibata pretty much ganged up on Hiromu, and kept Inoue from being able to make a save.
~ 10.8 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan will see Inoue teaming with Makabe to take on Sakuraba & Shibata in a rematch!
(7) IWGP Junior Heavy Championship Match: [64th Champion] Kota Ibushi [DDT] vs. [Challenger] Ryusuke Taguchi
◆Winner: Ibushi (17:06) with a Phoenix Splash.
~ 2nd Successful Defense.
~ Low Ki challenged the champion.
(8) Hirooki Goto, Tetsuya Naito & “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuchika Okada & Yujiro Takahashi
◆Winner: Goto (15:08) following the Shouten Kai to Okada.
~ Goto eyed Nakamura and the IWGP Intercontinental title. Potential rematch in the works?
~ Goto pinning Okada has to lead one to think that he will also now be aiming to claim Okada’s title match contract as well. Anderson has previously had his eyes set on Okada, now Goto as well, Okada will have a tough time between now and the Tokyo Dome show on Jan. 4.
~ Yujiro attacked Naito after that match on the exit ramp.
(9) IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: [58th Champion] Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. [Challenger] Naomichi Marufuji (NOAH)
◆Winner: Tanahashi (23:35) with the High Fly Flow.
~ 3rd Successful Defense.
~ Minoru Suzuki appeared after the match to challenge the champion.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “40th Anniversary Year 2012 FLASHING TOUR”, 9/23/2012 [Sun] 16:00 @ Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium in Kanagawa
(1) KENSO, Ryota Hama & Andy Woo vs. Masayuki Kono, Masanobu Fuchi & Yasufumi Nakanoueno
◆Winner: Fuchi (3:48) with a Small Package on Woo.
(2) SUSHI vs. Aegyptus Aerial
◆Winner: SUSHI (4:46) with the TEKKAMAKI.
~ after the match a second mummy appeared and took out SUSHI, and left with his sushi decorations on his hat. Who knew that mummies loved sushi that much? SUSHI was having enough trouble with one, now there are two.
(3) All Asian Tag Championship Decision Tournament, 1st Round: Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka vs. NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA
◆Winner: Kanemoto (7:06) with an Ankle Hold on NOSAWA.
(4) All Asian Tag Championship Decision Tournament, 1st Round: Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo vs. Tomoaki Honma & Kazushi Miyamoto
◆Winner: Honma (9:47) following the Kokeshi to Hayashi.
~ All Asian Tag Championship Decision Match to be held on 10/21, Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka vs. Tomoaki Honma & Kazushi Miyamoto.
(5) World Junior Heavy Championship Match: [33rd Champion] Hiroshi Yamato vs. [Challenger] Hikaru Sato [Pancrase MISSION]
◆Winner: Yamato (17:12) with the Cross Arm Suplex Hold.
~ 2nd Successful Title Defense.
Hikaru Sato sported a new look with a shaved head.
~ During the match both men removed their gear, boots, knee pads/elbow pads, and had an old school type match.
(6) World Tag Championship Match: [63rd Champions] “GET WILD” Takao Omori & Manabu Soya vs. [Challengers] Joe Doering & Zodiac
◆Winner: Omori (13:16) following the Axe Bomber to Zodiac.
~ 3rd Successful Title Defense.
~ Doering attacked Zodiac after the match, hit him with a Lariat and then with a Revolution Bomb.
(7) Special Tag Match: Keiji Mutoh & Kevin Nash vs. Taiyo Kea & Seiya Sanada
◆Winner: Nash () following a Jacknife Powerbomb to Sanada.
~ All Japan confirmed that Scott Norton will be a apart of the October tour, as I posted the news of him to coming to All Japan a few days prior.
(8) Triple Crown Championship Match: [Champion] Masakatsu Funaki vs. [Challenger] Suwama
◆Winner: Funaki (27:11) following the Hybrid Blaster.
~ 1st Successful Title Defense.
~ Takao Omori challenged Funaki.
Today’s scheduled WNC show has been postponed due to bad weather. The show has been rescheduled for October 7th.
Wrestling New Classic “WNC Presents ISAWA Pro-Wrestling Festival Autumn”, 9/23/2012 [Sun] 13:00 @ Osaka Minami Move On Arena
(1) Koji Doi vs. Shinose Sanjushichi
(2) Takuya Kito vs. Yoshiya Takahashi
(3) YO-HEY [Fu-Dojo] & Makoto vs. AKIRA & Shuri
(4) Hajime Ohara vs. Yusuke Kodama
(5) Handicap Match: Masao Inoue [free] vs. Jiro Kuroshio & Nagisa Nozaki
(6) TAJIRI, Kana & El Hijo del Pantera vs. Ray Mendoza, Jr., Lin Byron & Adam Angel