All Japan Pro-Wrestling “T.M.R. LIVE REVOLUTION ’12 –Strikes Back X-“, 12/24/2012 [Mon] 17:00 @ Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium in Kanagawa
(1) Masakatsu Funaki vs. Yasufumi Nakanoueno
◆Winner: Funaki (8:18) following the Hybrid Blaster.
(2) Suwama & Shuji Kondo vs. Akebono & Ryota Hama
◆Winner: Akebono (7:03) with a Running Body Press on Kondo.
(3) Masked Revolution Scramble Battle Royal:
~ Order of elimination: Minoru Tanaka, Kaz Hayashi, Hiroshi Yamato, SUSHI, Manabu Soya…
◆Winner: Seiya Sanada (8:14) via pinfall on Takao Omori.
(4) Special Tag Match: Keiji Mutoh, Masked Revolution [Sanada] & Takanori Nishikawa vs. KENSO, Masayuki Kono & Buffalo Goro A
◆Winner: Nishikawa (10:30) following a Shining Wizard to KENSO.
Pro Wrestling NOAH “Winter Navigation 2012”, 12/24/2012 [Mon] @ Differ Ariake ~NOAHful Gift in Differ Vol.1
~ Event was determined by a lottery the day of the show.
(1) Mr. Christmas [Jun Akiyama] vs. Atsushi Aoki
◆Winner: Akiyama (7:22) via counter pinfall.
~ Akiyama is indeed going freelance one the new year hits, but as for what he will be doing… it seems he will first be taking a much needed rest, before he aims to comeback to the ring in good shape.
~ Aoki will be following suit with his head teacher. Yesterday he had a match against Ogawa and then today. Aoki will continue wrestling in the future, but nothing was stated to where he may appear next.
(2) Genba Hirayanagi vs. Kotaro Suzuki
◆Winner: Kotaro (9:12) with the Tiger Driver.
~ Kotaro said that he will take what he learned over the last eleven years and make it mean so much more in thr future. Kotaro has really adapted his late teacher Misawa’s moves into his own, and he says that he will continue wrestling in the future after he becomes a freelance wrestler.
(3) Taiji Ishimori vs. Go Shiozaki
◆Winner: Shiozaki (11:44) following the Gowan Lariat.
~ Shiozaki thanked the fans for the all the years of support in NOAH. There has been many things that he couldn’t have done without NOAH, but now it is time for him to begin doing things on his own. It’s not the fact that he wants to leave NOAH at a time likes this, but he seems to be looking out for himself as well.
(4) Katsuhiko Nakajima [DR] vs. Ricky Marvin
◆Winner: Nakajima (9:45) via counter pin from Marvin’s attempted Second Rope Moonsault Attack.
(5) 6 Man Tag Match: Yoshinari Ogawa, KENTA & Mohammed Yone vs. Atsushi Kotoge, Maybach Taniguchi & Kento Miyahara [DR]
◆Winner: KENTA (21:28) following the go 2 sleep to Kotoge.
~ KENTA said that 2013 is definitely the right time to welcome a major turning point in NOAH. It is not of the best circumstances of this year and leading into the next, but next year will mean a lot for NOAH, as well as for me.
(6) Naomichi Marufuji & Takashi Sugiura vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Akitoshi Saito [free]
◆Winner: Sugiura (15:46) with a Frankensteiner on Kanemaru.
~ Kanemaru sort of shot down the retirement in a way, he said that there is many things that he still wants to do going forward as a freelance wrestler. No hint on where that may lead him, but it should be interesting to see where he ends up in the new year.
(7) Takeshi Morishima vs. Satoshi Kajiwara [DR]
◆Winner: Morishima (8:16) following the Backdrop Driver.
~ After the match, Morishima was standing in the ring with a new rookie in Hitoshi Kumano. He will make his pre-debut during the Battle Royal on January 6th, but he will still have much training to do afterwards.
~ He will join Kenta Hayashi as the 2nd future rookie / current trainee under NOAH.
NOAH announced the full event card for their first show of 2013.
Pro Wrestling NOAH “New Year Navig. 2013”, 1/6/2013 [Sun] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) 2013 Opening Match: Masao Inoue [free] vs. Kento Miyahara [DR]
(2) NOAH vs DIAMOND RING Tag Match: Yoshinari Ogawa & Ricky Marvin vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima & Mitsuhiro Kitamiya
(3) NOAH vs. AJPW Special Tag Match: Taiji Ishimori & Atsushi Kotoge vs. Shuji Kondo & Hiroshi Yamato
(4) 9 Wrestler Battle Royale: Yoshinari Ogawa, Ricky Marvin, Taiji Ishimori, Atsushi Kotoge, Hitoshi Kumano (Pre-Debut), Katsuhiko Nakajima, Kento Miyahara, Mitsuhiro Kitamiya & Masao Inoue.
Pre-Debut: Hitoshi Kumano 170cm 75kg, Born November 22, 1991 from Hiroshima. Entered the NOAH training camp on May 22, 2012.
(5) BRAVE vs NO MERCY Single Match Series, Match 1: Mohammed Yone vs. Genba Hirayanagi
(6) BRAVE vs NO MERCY Single Match Series, Match 2: Naomichi Marufuji vs. Yoshihiro Takayama
(7) BRAVE vs NO MERCY Single Match Series, Match 3: Takashi Sugiura vs. Maybach Taniguchi
(8) BRAVE vs NO MERCY Single Match Series, Match 4: Takeshi Morishima vs. KENTA
KAIENTAI DOJO “K-SPECIAL Year End Show”, 12/24/2012 [Mon] 16:00 @ REINA Arena in Chiba
(1) Tank Nagai vs. Ayumu Honda
◆Winner: Tank (6:03) following a Spear Tackle.
(2) 3WAY: Yuki Sato vs. Bambi vs. Kotaro Nasu [U-FILE CAMP]
◆Winner: Sato (5:57) with a Small PAckage Hold on Nasu.
(3) TAKA Michinoku vs. Boso Boy Raito
◆Winner: TAKA (10:30) with the Michinoku Driver II.
(4) Hardcore Match: Saburo Inematsu vs. Kunio Toshima
◆Winner: Inematsu (11:33) with the 36 Hammer.
(5) Taishi Takizawa, Akito [Sportiva] & Daichi Kazato [Union] vs. Ricky Fuji, Hiroshi Fukuda [Union] & Jonathon Bader [World Wrestling Association]
◆Winner: Takizawa (17:10) following the MFF (Meteora) to Fukuda.
(6) STRONGEST-K TAG Championship Match: [21st Champions] Kengo Mashimo & Ryuichi Sekine vs. [Challengers] HIROKI & Daigoro Kashiwa
◆Winner: Sekine (17:55) following the Shoryu to Kashiwa.
~ 2nd Successful Defense.
(7) CHAMPION OF STRONGEST-K Championship Match: [13th Champion] Yuji Hino vs. [Challenger] Shiori Asahi
◆Winner: Hino (21:27) with the Fucking BOMB.
~ 1st Successful Defense.