New Japan Pro Wrestling “Road to INVASION ATTACK”, 4/5/2013 [Fri] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Road to INVASION ATTACK I: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. KUSHIDA
◆Winner: Taguchi (8:47) via pinfall.
(2) Road to INVASION ATTACK II: Yuji Nagata & Hirooki Goto vs. Manabu Nakanishi & Captain New Japan
◆Winner: Nagata (8:01) with a Backdrop Hold on Captain.
(3) Road to INVASION ATTACK III: Togi Makabe, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. Yujiro Takahashi, YOSHI-HASHI & Jado
◆Winner: Kojima (10:29) following a Lariat to Jado
~ After the match the NWA President and the NWA Heavyweight Champion, Rob Conway, made their presence known in Japan. Kojima and Conway stood face to face in the ring.
(4) Road to INVASION ATTACK IV: Minoru Suzuki & Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka
◆Winner: Yano (7:54) via foul, Suzuki.
(5) Road to INVASION ATTACK V: Hiroshi Tanahashi & BUSHI vs. Kazuchika Okada & Gedo
◆Winner: Okada (12:15) with the Red Ink on BUSHI.
~ Okada declared that Tanahashi only has 2 days left as a champion.
(6) IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship Match: [66th Champion] Prince Devitt vs. [Challenger] Alex Shelley
◆Winner: Devitt (17:38) following the Bloody Sunday.
~ 3rd Successful Defense.
~ Devitt picks up the big win over Shelley in their first ever match.
(7) IWGP Tag Championship Match: [61st Champions] “K.E.S.” Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. [Challengers] Shinsuke Nakamura & Tomohiro Ishii
◆Winner: Smith (20:47) following the Killer Bomb on Ishii.
~ 4th Successful Defense.
~ Smith defends his belt and now looks to take the IC belt from Nakamura on 4/7.
~ After the match TenCozi came out to make a challenge… Nakanishi also expressed a title match as well.
~ Next up for New Japan is the big iPPV on April 7th!
NJPW will be providing the upcoming INVASION ATTACK event on April 7 on Ustream iPPV for $25.
The event will feature 9 matches with a headlining triple main event with a total of 5 title matches scheduled throughout the show.
New Japan Event Cards for March & April 2013
New Japan Pro Wrestling “INVASION ATTACK“, 4/7/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
(1) IWGP Junior Tag Championship Match: [34th Champions] “TIME SPLITTERS” KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley vs. [Challengers] Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi
~ 3rd Defense.
(2) Special 8 Man Tag Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Manabu Nakanishi, Super Strong Machine & Akebono [Free] vs. Takashi Iizuka, Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & Bob Sapp
(3) CMLL World Tag Championship Match: [Champions] El Terrible & Tama Tonga vs. [Challengers] La Mascara & Valiente
(4) Special Tag Match: Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma [Free] vs. Masato Tanaka [ZERO1] & Yujiro Takahashi
(5) Special Single Match: Toru Yano [CHAOS] vs. Minoru Suzuki [Suzuki-gun]
(6) Special Tag Match: Yuji Nagata & Hirooki Goto vs. Kazushi Sakuraba & Katsuyori Shibata
(7) Triple Main Event I ~ NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Rob Conway vs. [Challenger] Satoshi Kojima
(8) Triple Main Event II ~ IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match: [4th Champion] Shinsuke Nakamura vs. [Challenger] Davey Boy Smith Jr.
~ 7th Defense.
(9) Triple Main Event III ~ IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: [58th Champion] Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. [Challenger] Kazuchika Okada
~ 8th Defense.