NJPW “40th anniversary Tour Road to TOKYO DOME”, 12/23/2012 [Sun] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Tiger Mask IV & BUSHI vs. Hiromu Takahashi & Takaaki Watanabe
◆Winner: BUSHI (6:53) with a Firebird Splash on Hiromu.
(2) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Manabu Nakanishi, Wataru Inoue & Captain New Japan vs. Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka, Yujiro Takahashi, YOSHI-HASHI & Jado
◆Winner: Nakanishi (10:57) via foul, Yano with a chair to Nakanishi.
~ Akebono came out to help Nakanishi after the match, it seems Akebono will join in as Nakanishi’s second following the announcement that Yano will bringing Bob Sapp.
(3) Road to TOKYO DOME Match 1: Hirooki Goto vs. TAKA Michinoku
◆Winner: Goto (6:32) following the Shouten Kai.
(4) Road to TOKYO DOME Match 2: KUSHIDA vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
◆Winner: Nakamura (9:02) following the Boma~Ye.
(5) Road to TOKYO DOME Match 3: Togi Makabe vs. Tomohiro Ishii
◆Winner: Makabe (12:15) following the King Kong Knee Drop.
(6) Road to TOKYO DOME Match 4: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Minoru Suzuki
◆Winner: Suzuki (11:16) following the Gotch Style Piledriver.
~ 20 years ago Liger & Suzuki faced off in Pancrase. Liger appeared with his old Battle Liger look with a smooth mask and no upper body attire.
(7) Road to TOKYO DOME Match 5: Yuji Nagata vs. Taichi
◆Winner: Nagata (6:22) with a Backdrop Hold.
(8) Road to TOKYO DOME Match 6: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Kazuchika Okada
◆Winner: Okada (9:51) following the Rainmaker.
(9) Road to TOKYO DOME Match 7: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Gedo
◆Winner: Tanahashi (14:55) with the High Fly Flow.
~ Next up is WRESTLE KINGDOM 7 at the Tokyo Dome. The FULL EVENT CARD can be seen via the link below.
Pro Wrestling NOAH “Winter Navigation 2012 ~ “, 12/23/2012 [Sun] @ Differ Ariake ~NOAHful Gift in Differ Vol.1~
(1) Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Atsushi Kotoge
◆Winner: Kanemaru (10:17) following the Touch-Out.
(2) Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Atushi Aoki
◆Winner: Ogawa (9:58) with an Armbar Counter Pin.
(3) Kotato Suzuki vs. Taiji Ishimori
◆Winner: DRAW (20:00) Time Expired.
~ They shook hands after the match, Taiji is being looked as the next contender for the GHC Jr. belt, and the general feeling is that Kotaro will still be going freelance at the end of the month.
(4) Mohammed Yone vs. Maybach Taniguchi
◆Winner: Maybach (8:45) with the Maybach Bomb.
(5) Takeshi Morishima vs. Genba Hirayanagi
◆Winner: Morishima (3:56) following the Backdrop Driver.
(6) KENTA vs. Ricky Marvin
◆Winner: KENTA (3:36) following the go 2 sleep.
(7) Takashi Sugiura vs. Go Shiozaki
◆Winner: Sugiura (17:43) following the Olympic Qualifying Slam.
~ Go just left the ring following the match without acknowledging Sugiura, who was the better man tonight. I am not aware of any bitter feelings between Go & Sugi, but there is either something there or the fans are being bated really well.
~ I have yet to hear any different that Go will be leaving NOAH once his contract expires at the end of the month.
Same goes for Aoki, Kotaro & Kanemaru (who may be retiring, or just stepping out for a while.)
(8) Naomichi Marufuji vs. Jun Akiyama
◆Winner: Akiyama (21:40) with a Front Neck Lock (referee stop).
~ After the match, Maru and Jun exchanged some words amongst each other and shook hands. Marufuji vowed that they will indeed meet in the ring again.
~ I noticed an interesting fact that Akiyama got his first win in NOAH with a Front Neck Lock against Misawa back in the NOAH debut show, and now he finishes his run in NOAH with a Front Neck Lock on Marufuji. Pretty interesting to think about, but maybe I thought too much into it…
~ Tomorrow will be NOAH’s final show of the year, of course it is also their fan appreciation show as well. All the matches will be determined via lottery.
Pro Wrestling NOAH “Winter Navigation 2012”, 12/24/2012 [Mon] @ Differ Ariake ~NOAHful Gift in Differ Vol.1
(5) 6 Man Tag Match: Yoshinari Ogawa, (to be determined) vs. (to be determined)
(6) Naomichi Marufuji & Takashi Sugiura vs. (to be determined)
(7) Takeshi Morishima vs. (to be determined)
DDT “NEVER MIND 2012” , 12/23/2012 [Sun] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(0) Dark Match: Tetsuya Endo vs. DJ Nira
◆Winner: Endo (00:05) via schoolboy.
(1) Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi vs. Takao Soma & Shigehiro Irie
◆Winner: Soma (10:36) following a Boma Ye to Oishi.
(2) 4 Way Tag: MIKAMI & Gorgeous Matsuno vs. Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Michael Nakazawa vs. Hikaru Sato & Masa Takanashi vs. Yukio Sakaguchi & Akito
◆Winner: Matsuno (08:32) following a Gorgeous Superstar Elbow to Nakazawa.
(3) Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi vs. HARASHIMA & Hiro Tsumaki
◆Winner: HARASHIMA (15:02) following a Somato to Ihashi.
(4) 3 vs. 4 Handicap Match: Sanshiro Takagi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan(NJPW) & Satoshi Kojima(NJPW) vs. Antonio Honda, Yuji Hino, Hoshitango & Daisuke Sasaki
◆Winner: Takagi (11:09) following a Sitdown Himawari Bomb to Honda.
~ DDT announce that they will establish the new KO-D six man tag title.
(5) DDT Extreme Championship 3 Way Match: [20th Champion] Keisuke Ishii vs. Yasu Urano vs. Isami Kodaka
◆Winner: Ishii (12:18) following the High Angle Double Arm DDT on Yano
~ Successful 1st Defense.
(6) KO-D Openweight Championship Match: [43rd Champion] El Generico vs.[Challenger] Kenny Omega
◆Winner: Omega (24:17) with the Katayoku no Tenshi (One-Winged Angel).
~ Champions fall on their 3rd Defense. Kenny Omega becomes the 44th Champion.
~ DDT Results submitted by Thumbster.