All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2013 New Year Shining Series”, 1/17/2013 [Thu] 18:30 @ Shiga Cultural Industry Exchange Hall, Event Hall
(1) Masayuki Kono vs. Yasufumi Nakanoueno
◆Winner: Kono (6:22) with a Cross Armbar.
(2) Jimmy Yang vs. MAZADA
◆Winner: Yang (8:10)
(3) 3WAY Match: KENSO vs. SUSHI vs. Andy Woo
◆Winner: KENSO (8:01) following a Diving Elbow Drop to SUSHI.
(4) Seiya Sanada & Kaz Hayashi vs. Tomoaki Honma [G-TALENT] & Kazushi Miyamoto [Tenryu Project]
◆Winner: Sanada (10:20) via foul, Miyamoto.
(5) Takao Omori, Manabu Soya & Ryota Hama vs. Suwama, Joe Doering & Shuji Kondo
◆Winner: Omori (9:50) following the Axe Bomber to Kondo.
~ Manabu Soya put an “A” over the “B” on the BJW World Heavy belt. Manabu is out to prove that All Japan is the leading promotion and superior to BJW. Of course this all first came about when Yoshihito Sasaki beat Ryota Hama and claimed the same for BJW over AJP, but Manabu has taken the opportunity to prove just the “strength” of All Japan.
(6) Triple Crown & Asia Tag Prelude 6 Man Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki, Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto vs. Akebono, Hiroshi Yamato & Hikaru Sato [Pancrase MISSION]
◆Winner: Funaki (14:13) following the Hybrid Blaster to Yamato.
~ Sato attacked Kanemoto after the match.
All Japan Event Cards for January & February 2013
Pro Wrestling NOAH “The First Navig.2013”, 1/17/2013 [Thu] 18:30 @ Telepia Hall in Nagoya
(1) Atsushi Kotoge vs. Bruiser Barry
◆Winner: Kotoge (7:51) following the Killswitch.
(2) Taiji Ishimori vs. Masashi Aoyagi [Seishin Hall]
◆Winner: Ishimori (3:33) via pinfall.
~ Something I just learned, but it seems that Masashi Aoyagi is technically blind in his left eye. He has undergone surgery. Aoyagi has undergone retinal surgery many times, but regardless he aims to continue as an active wrestler.
(3) Yoshinari Ogawa & Akitoshi Saito [free] vs. Ross & Marshall Von Erich
◆Winner: Saito (10:42) following a Running Sickle of Death to Ross.
(4) 9 Man Battle Royal:
Order of Elimination: Hitoshi Kumano, Marshall, Barry, Ogawa, Ross, Saito….
◆Winner: Aoyagi (4:43) via double pin on Ishimori & Kotoge.
(5) Genba Hirayanagi & Maybach Taniguchi Jr. vs. Harlem & Lance Bravado
◆Winner: Maybach Jr. (10:53) following the Touch-Out.
~ Early speculation has Maybach Jr. as SUWA, many of this guys features are similar to SUWA from the jaw and build/size. SUWA also used to use a vertical drop brainbuster, which is the Touch-Out without a twist, but we will see what plays out in due time.
(6) Takeshi Morishima vs. Jason Jones
◆Winner: Morishima (8:48</strong) following the Backdrop Driver.
(7) Mohammed Yone vs. Colt Cabana
◆Winner: Yone (11:09) following the Muscle Buster.
(8) BRAVE vs NO MERCY Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji & Takashi Sugiura vs. KENTA & Maybach Taniguchi
◆Winner: Maybach (20:28) with the Maybach Bomb on Sugiura.
~ Maybach gets the decisive win following the go2sleep from KENTA and then the Maybach Bomb. NO MERCY continues their streak heading into big show on 1.27.
~ Maybach also apparently stole the tag belts from ringside.
NOAH Event Cards for January & February 2013