NOAH “GREAT VOYAGE 2012 in RYOGOKU vol.2”, 12/9/2012 [Sun] 15:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
(1) NOAH vs DIAMOND RING 3 Match Series: Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste vs. Mitsuhiro Kitamiya & Tsurugi
◆Winner: Haste (9:55) following a Dynamic Bomb “Sitdown Powerbomb” on Kitamiya.
(2) NOAH vs DIAMOND RING 3 Match Series: Taiji Ishimori & Atsushi Kotoge vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima & Satoshi Kajiwara
◆Winner: Nakajima (11:44) following the Death Roll to Kotoge.
(3) NOAH vs DIAMOND RING 3 Match Series: Mohammed Yone vs. Kento Miyahara
◆Winner: Yone (7:24) following the Muscle Buster.
~ NOAH wins the series 2-1.
(4) GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Championship Match: [16th Champions] “Los Mexitosos” Super Crazy & Ricky Marvin vs. [Challengers] “NO MERCY” Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Genba Hirayanagi
◆Winner: Marvin (12:59) with the Deadline (Modified Tombstone Piledriver) on Genba.
~ 3rd Successful Defense.
(5) GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [25th Champion] Shuji Kondo vs. [Challenger] Kotaro Suzuki
◆Winner: Kondo (12:54) following the King Kong Lariat.
~ 2nd Successful Defense.
~ Ishimori challenges Kondo after the match.
~ All Japan’s President Masayuki Uchida raises Kondo’s hand which leads to boo’s from the audience.
~ Ishimori and Kondo have a backstage confrontation.
Kenta Kobashi Appears
Kobashi came out to address the rumors surrounding him this week and the future of his career.
He says the Tokyo Sports coverage of him was negative, but at the same time the injuries to his neck and left arm are a major setback. With his own judgement, Kobashi said that recovery is impossible despite any surgery he may undergo (Kobashi said that he underwent neck surgery in July.) …and he has indeed decided to retire.
Kobashi said that wrestling is his life, and he thanked all the fans who have supported him over the years. Then he said he plans to stand in the ring once again if he can reach the form to do so.
~ Kobashi will hold his retirement match on February 26, which also marks his 25th Anniversary as a Pro Wrestler.
There was no clear indication if this will be an actual match, or if his retirement will center around the show. I guess it all depends on how things go the next month for Kobashi. Kobashi said he would like to compete at least 1 more time, if nothing else.
(6) NOAH vs. AJPW Special 6 Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Yoshinari Ogawa & Atsushi Aoki vs. Taiyo Kea, Akebono & Kaz Hayashi
◆Winner: Akebono (15:50) with a Running Body Press on Aoki.
~ After the match Akebono and Akiyama had a staredown which ended with the two shaking hands.
(7) NOAH vs. Jado-gun Special 6 Man Street Fight Tornado Tag Death Match: KENTA, Maybach Taniguchi & Yoshihiro Yakayama [Takayama Hall] vs. Atsushi Onita, Ichiro Yaguchi & Hideki Hosaka
◆Winner: KENTA (12:27) following the go 2 sleep to Hosaka.
~ Kintaro Kanemaru came out from the back and attacked KENTA, along with Onita, following the match.
~ A brawl continued between NOAH & Jado-gun.
~ Onita said that his only aim is against KENTA, but KENTA fired back and said that “no matter your aim, I am not interested in you.”
~ KENTA refused a singles match against Onita.
(8) GHC Tag Championship Match: [26th Champions] Go Shiozaki & Akitoshi Saito vs. [Challengers] Naomichi Marufuji & Takashi Sugiura
◆Winner: Sugiura (22:08) following the Olympic Qualifying Slam to .
~ Champions fall on their 1st Defense. Sugiura & Marufuji become the 27th Champions.
~ A very heated battle between both teams.
~ Shiozaki & Marufuji had a heated stare-down after the match.
~ Shiozaki bowed to the crowd as if he was saying goodbye.
~ No new information was released in regards to the possible withdraw of Akiyama, Shiozaki, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Atsushi Aoki & Kotaro Suzuki, but they lost all of their major matches today and the feeling is that they are indeed leaving. Again this is still a RUMOR until a formal announcement is made.
(9) GHC Heavyweight Championship Match: [18th Champion] Takeshi Morishima vs. [Challenger] Satoshi Kojima
◆Winner: Morishima (20:17) following a Lariat and then the Backdrop Driver.
~ 8th Successful Defense.
~ KENTA had previously earned himself the next title match against the champion by winning the GLOBAL LEAGUE in November. KENTA will receive his title match on January 27 at the GREAT VOYAGE 2013 in OSAKA.
NJPW “40th anniversary Tour Road to TOKYO DOME”, 12/9/2012 [Sun] 16:00 @ Akita Terrsa Great hall
(1) Hiromu Takahashi vs. Yohei Komatsu
◆Winner: Hiromu (7:34) following a Missle Kick.
(2) KUSHIDA vs. Takaaki Watanabe
◆Winner: KUSHIDA (8:13) with a Chicken-wing Arm Lock.
(3) Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV vs. Gedo & Jado
◆Winner: Tiger (10:39) with a Jumping Crucifix Hold on Gedo.
(4) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Manabu Nakanishi & Captain New Japan vs. Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka & Yujiro Takahashi
◆Winner: Yujiro (11:04) with a Deadlift German Suplex on Captain.
(5) Yuji Nagata, Ryusuke Taguchi & BUSHI vs. Minoru Suzuki, TAKA Michinoku & Taichi
◆Winner: Taichi (12:37) with the Low Fly Flow on BUSHI.
(6) Togi Makabe & Wataru Inoue vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & YOSHI-HASHI
◆Winner: Nakamura (10:28) following the Boma~Ye to Inoue.
(7) Hiroshi Tanahashi & Hirooki Goto vs. Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii
◆Winner: Tanahashi (17:36) with the High Fly Flow on Ishii.
New Japan Event Cards for November & December 2012
Big Japan Pro-Wrestling “BIG JAPAN DEATH VEGAS”, 12/9/2012 [Sun] 15:00 @ Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium
(1) Opening 6 Man Tag Match: Shinya Ishikawa, Kazuki Hashimoto & Hideyoshi Kamitani vs. Takashi Sasaki, Kankuro Hoshino & Rory Mondo
(2) 8 Man Tag Match: MEN’S Teioh, Shinobu, Tsutomu Osugi & Hercules Senga vs. Shu Brahman, Kei Brahman, Amigo Suzuki & Masato Inaba
(3) Deathmatch: “Black Angel” Jaki Numazawa, Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka vs. Jun Kasai, Shadow WX & Shuji Ishikawa
(4) Florescent Light-tube, Barbed-wire Board Deathmatch: Masashi Takeda vs. Takumi Tsukamoto
◆Winner: Takeda ()
(5) All Japan Sanctioned World Tag Team Championship Match: [Champions] Takao Omori & Manabu Soya vs. [Challengers] Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi
◆Winner: Soya () following the Wild Bomber.
~ 1st Successful Defense.
(6) Double Main Event I ~ BJW World Strong Heavy Championship Match: [1st Champion] Yoshihito Sasaki vs. [Challenger] Ryota Hama
◆Winner: Yoshihito () following a Lariat.
~ 5th Successful Title Defense
~ All Japan’s Manabu Soya made a challenge following the match.
(7) Double Main Event II ~ BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Championship Match: [26th Champion] Abdullah Kobayashi vs. [Challenger] Ryuji Ito
◆Winner: Kobayashi ()
~ 7th Successful Defense.
~ Shuji Ishikawa issues the next challenge.