NJPW “40ｔｈ anniversary KING OF PRO-WRESTLING”, 10/8/2012 [Mon] 17:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
(1) Nakanishi’s Return Match: Manabu Nakanishi, Yuji Nagata & Strongman vs. Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka & Tomohiro Ishii
◆Winner: Yano (11:29) with the UraKasumi on Nakanishi.
(2) IWGP Junior Heavy Rag Championship Match: [33rd Champions] “FOREVER HOOLIGANS” Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. [Challengers] “TIME SPLITTERS” KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley
◆Winner: Romero (14:55) over KUSHIDA.
~ Successful 2nd Defense.
(3) IWGP Junior Heavy Championship Match: [64th Champion] Kota Ibushi vs. [Challenger] Low Ki
◆Winner: Ki (17:05) with an Avalanche KiKrusher.
~ Champions fall on their 3rd Defense. Low Ki becomes the 65th Champion.
~ Prince Devitt returned after a lengthy absence from NJPW and challenged Low Ki.
(4) IWGP Tag Championship Match: [60th Champions] Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. [Challengers] Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith, Jr.
◆Winner: Smith (12:47) following the Killer Bomb to Kojima.
~ Champions fall on their ~ first defense. Smith and Archer become the 61st Champions.
(5) Tetsuya Naito vs. Yujiro Takahashi
◆Winner: Yujiro (5:41) following the Tokyo Pimps.
~ After the match Yujiro told Naito to retire, that Naito can no longer wrestle, as Naito’s knees are too weak for him to compete.
(6) Togi Makabe & Wataru Inoue vs. Kazushi Sakuraba & Katsuyori Shibata
◆Winner: Shibata (7:10) following the PK to Inoue.
(7) Tokyo Dome IWGP Right to Challenge Match: [Defending Right] Kazuchika Okada vs. [Challenger] “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson
◆Winner: Okada (16:26) following the Rainmaker.
(8) IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match: [4th Champion] Shinsuke Nakamura vs. [Challenger] Hirooki Goto
◆Winner: Nakamura (15:12) following the Boma Ye.
~ 2nd Defense.
(9) IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: [58th Champion] Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. [Challenger] Minoru Suzuki
◆Winner: Tanahashi (29:22) with the High Fly Flow.
~ Successful 4th Defense.
~ Yujiro Takahashi challeneged Tanahashi for the IWGP belt, their title match will be set for November 11 at Osaka.
Pro Wrestling NOAH “GREAT VOYAGE 2012 in YOKOHAMA vol.2”, 10/8/2012 [Mon] 14:00 @ Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium in Kanagawa Pref.
(1) Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Zack Sabre, Jr.
◆Winner: Kanemaru (5:04) with a Backslide.
(2) TMDK vs. Von Erich Brothers: Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste vs. Ross & Marshall Von Erich
◆Winner: Haste (6:56) following the Double Tap (Double DDT) to Ross.
(3) NO MERCY vs DIAMOND RING: Yoshihiro Takayama & Genba Hirayanagi vs. Kensuke Sasaki & Kento Miyahara
◆Winner: Miyahara (8:27) with a German Suplex Hold on Genba.
(4) NOAH vs. ZERO1 Special Tag Match: Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki vs. Ikuto Hidaka & Craig Classic
◆Winner: Aoki (6:34) with a Cross Arm Breaker on Craig.
~ Ikuto Hidaka and Kotaro Suzuki seem far from done.
(6) NOAH vs. ZERO1 Special Single Match: Mohammed Yone vs. Masato Tanaka
◆Winner: Tanaka (10:51) following 2 Sliding D’s.
~ Tanaka made a call out to Shiozaki during the backstage interview.
(7) NOAH vs. ZERO1 Special Single Match: Takashi Sugiura vs. Daichi Hashimoto
◆Winner: Sugiura (6:45) with a Front Neck and Arm Lock (referee stop).
(8) NOAH vs. ZERO1 Special Single Match: Naomichi Marufuji vs. Kohei Sato
◆Winner: Sato (11:07) with a German Suplex Hold.
(9) GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Championship Match: [16th Champions] Super Crazy & Ricky Marvin vs. [Challengers] Taiji Ishimori & Atsushi Kotoge
◆Winner: Crazy (12:14) with the Sorpresa (Suppressor?) to Kotoge.
~ first successful defense.
~ During the backstage interview, Marvin and Crazy said they will both be heading to Mexico. Whether the titles will be defended there is unknown, but it was hinted at.
(10) GHC Heavy Tag Championship Match: [24th Champions] Samoa Joe & Brutus Magnus [TNA] vs. [Challengers] KENTA & Maybach Taniguchi
◆Winner: KENTA (16:21) with the GAME OVER (submission) on Magnus.
~ Champions fall on their 1st Defense. KENTA & Maybach become the 24th Champions.
~ Go Shiozaki and Akitoshi Saito came out make the challenge to the new champions.
(11) GHC Heavyweight Championship Match: [18th Champion] Takeshi Morishima vs. [Challenger] Jun Akiyama
◆Winner: Morishima (21:11) following the Backdrop Driver.
~ Successful 6th Defense.
~ Kohei Sato attacked Morishima after the match and dropped the champion with a German Suplex. Sato has stated more than once that he once a shot at the GHC Heavyweight belt, and he has definitely gotten the attention of the champion.
NOAH announced the competitors for the GLOBAL LEAGUE 2012.
The tournament will run from November 3 to November 23.
~ Takeshi Morishima [BRAVE / 2011 Winner/ Reigning Champion]
~ Naomichi Marufuji [BRAVE]
~ Takashi Sugiura [BRAVE]
~ Mohammed Yone [BRAVE]
~ Jun Akiyama [S.A.T.]
~ Go Shiozaki [S.A.T.]
~ Akitoshi Saito [S.A.T.]
~ KENTA [NO MERCY]
~ Maybach Taniguchi [NO MERCY] *Tournament Debut
~ Mikey Nicholls [TMDK] *Tournament Debut
~ Shane Haste [TMDK] *Tournament Debut
~ Katsuhiko Nakajima [DIAMOND RING] *Tournament Debut
~ Kento Miyahara [DIAMOND RING]
~ Yuji Nagata [NJPW] *Tournament Debut
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2012”, 10/8/2012 [Mon] 16:00 @ Joetsu City Welfare North Hall in Niigata
(1) Andy Woo vs. Kazushi Miyamoto
◆Winner: Miyamoto (5:21) following the Tumeric Bomber.
(2) Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto vs. Kaz Hayashi & MAZADA
◆Winner: Kanemoto (10:51) with an Ankle Hold on MAZADA.
(3) Ryota Hama & Hiroshi Yamato vs. KENSO & Aegyptus Aerial
◆Winner: Hama (10:17) with a Running Body Press on Aerial.
(4) SUSHI vs. Joe Doering
◆Winner: Doering (3:53) following a Lariat.
(5) 6 Man Tag Match: Suwama, Shuji Kondo & Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. Taiyo Kea, Scott Norton & Seiya Sanada
◆Winner: Norton (9:58) with a Jurassic Bomb to Yasufumi.
(6) Triple Crown Prelude Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki & Masayuki Kono vs. Takao Omori & Manabu Soya
◆Winner: Kono (12:30) following the Giant Knee Drop to Soya.
Michinoku Pro “Michinoku Futari Journey ~Tag Tournament 2012~ FINAL”, 10/8/2012 [Mon] 18:30 @ Hachinohe City Hasshoku Center Kitchen Hall in Aomori
(1) Ayumu Gunji vs. Katsuo
◆Winner: Katsuo (9:19) with a Camel Clutch.
(2) Yapperman #1, #2 & #3 vs. The Great Sasuke, Jinsei Shinzaki & Kesen Numa-Girolamo
◆Winner: Yapper #3 (10:20) via pinfall on Kesen.
(3) Rasse & Kenbai vs. Kinya Oyanagi & Owen Phoenix
◆Winner: Rasse (8:48) with the Jagaragi to Phoenix.
(4) Fujita “Jr” Hayato, Ken45° & Daichi Sasaki vs. Shu Brahaman, Kei Brahaman & Benham Ali
◆Winner: Ali (14:50) with a Camel Clutch on Sasaki.
(5) Tag Tournament Final Match: Takeshi Minamino & Manji Maru vs. Kenou & Rui Hiugaji
◆Winner: Kenou (19:26) with a Dragon Suplex Hold on Minamino.
~ Kenou and Hiugaji earn the tag title shot on October 13.
Michinoku Pro “Michinoku Futari Journey ~Tag Tournament 2012~”, 10/13/2012 [Sat] 18:30 @ Fukushima City Gymnasium
(-) Tohoku Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Rasse & Kenbai vs. [Challengers] Kenou & Rui Hiugaji