Pro Wrestling ZERO1 “Happy New Year”, 1/1/2013 [Tue] 14:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Special Exhibition Match: Dragon George vs. Gokiburi Mask
◆Winner: Dragon (7:06) with a Dragon Splash.
(2) Yoshikazu Yokoyama vs. Hayato Mashita
◆Winner: Yokoyama (6:00) with a Camel Clutch.
(3) Yuhi vs. Meiko Satomura
◆Winner: Satomura (9:53) with a Sleeper Hold.
(4) Mineo Fujita, Yuki Sato & Travis Banks vs. Craig Cassic, Bikuma & Jo Kyungho
◆Winner: Mineo (11:49) following a Swanton Bomb on Bikuma.
(5) Kohei Sato, KAMIKAZE, Ryoji Sai & Onryo vs. Yusaku Obata, Shito Ueda, Will Gibson & Jesse Williams
◆Winner: Onryo (16:26) with the Onryo Clutch on Williams.
(6) Handicap Match: Akebono vs. Jason New & Jo Kyungho
◆Winner: Akebono (4:19) following an Elbow Drop on both New & Jo.
~ Atsushi Onita made an appearance, an uninvited appearance mind you, and showed Akebono a video on the screen. The video showed Akebono’s wife and two sons being threatened by Ichiro Yaguchi who had a barbed-wire bat in hand.
This quickly got under the skin of Akebono who accepted the match for the Electrified Explosion Deathmatch on February 8th.
Onita had proven to the better of the two here recently at Onita’s own show in December, which almost led to the upcoming match on February 8th to be called off as it had no reason to happen. but leave it to Onita to use some despicable means necessary to make something happen.
(7) International Jr. & NWA World Junior Championship Match: [Champion] Takuya Sugawara vs. [Challenger] Ikuto Hidaka
◆Winner: Sugawara (13:04) following the Shisanputa.
(8) Shinjiro Otani & Masato Tanaka vs. James Raideen & Daisuke Sekimoto
◆Winner: Otani (20:55) following the Sliding D from Tanaka and then a Dragon Suplex from Otani on Raideen.