New Japan Pro Wrestling “THE NEW BEGINNING”, 2/10/2013 [Sun] 15:00 @ Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall
(1) Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi, Tama Tonga, Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV vs. Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka, Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & Jado
◆Winner: Nagata (8:20) with the Backdrop Hold on Jado.
(2) IWGP Junior Tag Championship Match: [34th Champions] “TIME SLITTERS” KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley vs. [Challengers] “FOREVER HOOLIGANS” Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov
◆Winner: KUSHIDA (11:26) with the Midnight Express on Koslov.
~ 1st Successful Defense.
(3) IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [66th Champion] Prince Devitt vs. [Challenger] Ryusuke Taguchi
◆Winner: Devitt (14:01) following the Bloody Sunday.
~ 2nd Successful Defense.
(4) IWGP Tag Championship Match: [61st Champions] “KILLER ELITE SQUAD” Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith, Jr. vs. [Challengers] “TenCozy” Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima
◆Winner: Archer (14:16) following the Killer Bomb on Kojima.
~ 2nd Defense.
(5) Special Single Match: Togi Makabe vs. Yujiro Takahashi
◆Winner: Makabe (8:00) following the King Kong Knee Drop.
(6) Special Tag Match: Hirooki Goto & Wataru Inoue vs. Kazushi Sakuraba & Katsuyori Shibata [Laughter7]
◆Winner: Sakuraba (11:07) with a Kido Clutch on Inoue.
~ Goto and Shibata seem far from done.
(7) Special Single Match: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kengo Mashimo [K-DOJO]
◆Winner: Nakamura (11:21) following the Boma~Ye.
~ Lance Archer came out to challenge Nakamura for the IWGP IC belt.
(8) Special Single Match: Kazuchika Okada vs. Minoru Suzuki
◆Winner: Suzuki (15:59) following the Gotch Style Piledriver.
(9) IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: [58th Champion] Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. [Challenger] “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson
◆Winner: Tanahashi (25:10) with the High Fly Flow.
~ 7th Successful Defense.
~ No challenger for the IWGP was determined which points towards the New Japan Cup in March determining Tanahashi’s next contender.
NJPW Event Cards for January & February 2013
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2013 Excite Series”, 2/10/2013 [Sun] 18:00 @ Hakata Starlanes in Fukuoka
(1) 3WAY Match: KENSO vs. Andy Woo vs. MAZADA
◆Winner: KENSO (7:57) following the Diving Elbow Drop to Andy.
(2) Masanobu Fuchi & Reid Flair vs. Tomoaki Honma & Kazushi Miyamoto
◆Winner: Reid (10:32) via foul, Miyamoto.
(3) 6 Man Tag Match: Akebono, Ryota Hama & SUSHI vs. Suwama, Joe Doering & Shuji Kondo
◆Winner: Suwama (13:03) following the Last Ride to SUSHI.
(4) Masakatsu Funaki & Masayuki Kono vs. Seiya Sanada & Yasufumi Nakanoueno
◆Winner: Kono (13:31) following the Giant Knee to Sanada.
~ Kono challenged Sanada for the GAORA TV Title following the win over the champion.
~ Sanad had Kono locked in the “THIS IS IT” submission, but Funaki made the save for Kono which in turn gave him the ability to turn the match around.
(5) World Tag Prelude ~ All Japan vs. Burning 6 Man Tag Match: Takao Omori, Manabu Soya & Kaz Hayashi vs. Jun Akiyama, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Kotaro Suzuki
◆Winner: Kotaro (19:57) with the Misawa Spirit Tiger Driver on Hayashi.
(6) Asia Tag Championship Match: [90th Champions] “Baka Hentai” Hiroshi Yamato & Hikaru Sato vs. [Challengers] “Junior Stars” Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto
◆Winner: Kanemoto (23:30) with an Ankle Hold on Yamato.
~ Champions fall on their 1st Defense. Junior Stars reclaim the belts and becomes the 91st Champions.
All Japan Event Cards for January & February 2013
Pro Wrestling NOAH “The Second Navig. 2013”, 2/10/2013 [Sun] 17:00 @ Shimizu Marine Building
(1) Hitoshi Kumano vs. Mitsuhiro Kitamiya [DIAMOND RING]
◆Winner: Kitamiya (8:15) with a Boston Crab.
(2) Kento Miyahara [DIAMOND RING] vs. Ross Von Erich
◆Winner: Miyahara (7:42) with the Dynamic Bomb.
(3) Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Harlem Bravado
◆Winner: (8:12) via pinfall.
(4) Taiji Ishimori vs. Lance Bravado
◆Winner: Ishimori (10:49) with a 450° Splash.
(5) Maybach Taniguchi vs. Marshall Von Erich
◆Winner: Maybach (9:20) with the Maybach Bomb.
~ KENTA attacked Maybach after the match and reclaimed his GHC belt, in which Maybach stole yesterday.
(6) NOAH vs. DIAMOND RING: Naomichi Marufuji & Takashi Sugiura vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima & Satoshi Kajiwara
◆Winner: Sugiura (17:01) with Dragon Suplex Hold on Kajiwara.
(7) NO MERCY vs. BRAVE 6 Man Tag Match: KENTA, Maybach Taniguchi Jr. & Genba Hirayanagi vs. Takeshi Morishima, Mohammed Yone & Atsushi Kotoge
◆Winner: KENTA (21:11) following the go 2 sleep to Kotoge.
~ Maybach Taniguchi attacked KENTA yet again following the match. Maybach Jr. and Genba helped KENTA fight Maybach.
~ I wonder if there will be a name change for Maybach Jr., because if it wasn’t confusing enough in the beginning… it surely will just get so now.
NOAH Event Cards for January & February 2013
NOAH officially announced some of the leading matches for their next big show on March 10th.
Pro Wrestling NOAH “GREAT VOYAGE 2013 in YOKOHAMA”, 3/10/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @ Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium
(-) GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [26th Champion] Taiji Ishimori vs. [Challenger] Atsushi Kotoge
~ 1st Defense.
(-) GHC Tag Championship Match: [27th Champions] Naomichi Marufuji & Takashi Sugiura vs. [Challengers] Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka [NJPW]
~ 2nd Defense.
(-) GHC Heavyweight Championship Match: [19th Champion] KENTA vs. [Challenger] Maybach Taniguchi
~ 1st Defense.