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
◆Winner: KUSHIDA (10:42) with a Japanese Leg Roll Clutch Hold on Taguchi.
~ 3rd Successful Defense.
~ Devitt turned on Taguchi after the match and declared that Apollo55 is no more. Devitt also introduced this so called “bouncer”, that he has been mentioning for a while now, to be the return of King Fale.
So it seems a new unit may be on the verge of forming. Who else may join Devitt? Machine Gun? Goto? Kyosuke Mikami, when he returns?
(2) Special 8 Man Tag Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Manabu Nakanishi, Super Strong Machine & Akebono [Free] vs. Takashi Iizuka, Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & Bob Sapp
◆Winner: Nakanishi (10:00) following the Uekara Don! (Don From Above = Diving Chop) to HASHI.
(3) CMLL World Tag Championship Match: [Champions] El Terrible & Tama Tonga vs. [Challengers] La Mascara & Valiente
◆Winner: Terrible (8:57) over Valiente.
(4) Special Tag Match: Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma [Free] vs. Masato Tanaka [ZERO1] & Yujiro Takahashi
◆Winner: Tanaka (10:41) following the Sliding D to Honma.
(5) Special Single Match: Toru Yano [CHAOS] vs. Minoru Suzuki [Suzuki-gun]
◆Winner: Suzuki (10:09) following the Gotch Style Piledriver.
(6) Special Tag Match: Yuji Nagata & Hirooki Goto vs. Kazushi Sakuraba & Katsuyori Shibata
◆Winner: Nagata (11:32) via referee stop.
~ Sakuraba’s right elbow was dislocated.
~ It seems we might get Shibata in one on one match next time, hopefully against Goto.
~ NJPW released an update on Sakuraba. As of right now it appears to be nothing more than a dislocation at the elbow joint, but New Japan is having him go under a full CT scan to be sure there is nothing seriously wrong.
(8) Triple Main Event II ~ IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match: [4th Champion] Shinsuke Nakamura vs. [Challenger] Davey Boy Smith Jr.
◆Winner: Nakamura (18:04) following the Boma~Ye.
~ 7th Successful Defense.
(9) Triple Main Event III ~ IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: [58th Champion] Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. [Challenger] Kazuchika Okada
◆Winner: Okada (31:41) following the Rainmaker.
~ Champion falls on his 8th Defense. Okada becomes the 59th Champion.
~ Okada claims the belt for his second reign and he already has his first challenger in Minoru Suzuki.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2013 JUNIOR HYPER TAG LEAGUE [FINAL]”, 4/7/2013 [Sun] 17:00 @ Kuki City General Gymnasium in Saitama
(1) 2013 JUNIOR HYPER TAG LEAGUE Match: SUSHI & Andy Woo vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Masanobu Fuchi
◆Winner: SUSHI (14:15) with the TEKKAMAKI on Kanemaru.
~ With the win, SUSHI challenged Kanemaru for the World Junior belt.
(2) 2013 JUNIOR HYPER TAG LEAGUE Match: Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo vs. Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki
◆Winner: Kotaro (9:41) following the Endless Waltz on Hayashi.
(3) 2013 JUNIOR HYPER TAG LEAGUE Match: Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto vs. Hiroshi Yamato & Hikaru Sato
◆Winner: Yamato (17:41) following a Northern Light Bomb on Minoru.
(4) Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. Yutaka Yoshie [Free]
◆Winner: Yoshie (8:30) with a Flying Air Scissors Drop.
(5) Turn to Champion Carnival 6 Man Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki, Masayuki Kono & KAI vs. KENSO, Seiya Sanada & Ryota Hama
◆Winner: KENSO (10:41) with the Hagakure on Kono.
~ KENSO stated that he is next goal is to defeat Akiyama in the Carnival.
(6) Turn to Champion Carnival Tag Match: Suwama & Takao Omori vs. Jun Akiyama & Go Shiozaki
◆Winner: Akiyama (15:15) following a Wrist Clutch Exploder on Omori.
(7) 2013 JUNIOR HYPER TAG LEAGUE FINAL: Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki vs. Hiroshi Yamato & Hikaru Sato
◆Winner: Kotaro (23:15) with a Tiger Driver on Yamato.
~ Kotaro & Aoki have earned themselves another title opportunity against “Junior Stars”.
FINAL JUNIOR HYPER TAG LEAGUE STANDINGS
■ “Burning” Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki (3 Wins, 1 Draw, 1 Loss = 7 Points)
■ “Jonetsu Hentai Baka” Hiroshi Yamato & Hikaru Sato (3 Wins, 2 Losses = 6 Points)
■ “Junior Stars” Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto [STACK OF ARMS] (2 Wins, 1 Draw, 2 Losses = 5 Points)
■ “Last Years Junior Tag League Winning Team – L/R Combi” Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo (2 Wins, 3 Losses = 4 Points)
■ “Worldwide Tag” SUSHI & Andy Woo (2 Wins, 3 Losses = 4 Points)
■ “Odo Combi” Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Masanobu Fuchi (2 Wins, 3 Losses = 4 Points)
All Japan Event Cards for March & April 2013
DIAMOND RING, 4/7/2013 [Sun] 13:00 @ Kensuke Office Dojo in Saitama
(1) Namazu Man vs. Kikutaro [Akiba]
◆Winner: Namazu (9:03) with a School Boy Trip.
(2) Satoshi Kajiwara & NOSAWA Rongai [Gurentai] vs. Kento Miyahara [VM] & TARU [VM]
◆Winner: Miyahara (16:12) following the Heartbreak on Kajiwara.
(3) DIAMOND RING vs. VooDoo MURDERS: Katsuhiko Nakajima & Mitsuhiro Kitamiya vs. “Brother” YASSHI & Kengo
◆Winner: YASSHI (13:29) following a sneak attack to a La Magistrol Cradle on Kitamiya.