Pro Wrestling NOAH “GLOBAL TAG LEAGUE 2013”, 4/13/2013 [Sat] 18:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) SUWA [NO MERCY/Free] vs. Hitoshi Kumano
◆Winner: SUWA (5:09) with the Twitter Block. (ツイッターブロック) (Modified Boston Crab?)
~ This is SUWA’s first match back, as himself, in 6 years. SUWA aims to return in full since losing the Maybach Jr. mask, on 3/31, and showcased a new move to put away NOAH’s young rookie.
(2) Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Atsushi Kotoge (BRAVE) vs. Mikey Nicholls (TMDK) & Jake Dirden
◆Winner: Nicholls (7:55) with the Mikey Bomb on Kotoge.
(3) 6 Man Tag Match: Kensuke Sasaki, Katsuhiko Nakajima & Satoshi Kajiwara vs. Eddie Edwards, Bobby Fish & Kyle Sebastian
◆Winner: Nakajima (11:15) following the Twister to Sebastian.
(4) CHAOS vs. TMDK: Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka vs. Shane Haste & Jonah Rock
◆Winner: Yano (10:57) with the Akakiri on Rock.
(5) GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [26th Champion] Taiji Ishimori vs. [Challenger] Genba Hirayanagi
◆Winner: Ishimori (11:34) following the Revolution.
~ 3rd Successful Defense.
~ Genba came out to “Beat It” by Micheal Jackson, and he even wore a hat and danced in the ring.
~ Ishimori aims to defend his belt in Sendai next, which is near his hometown. He also made another challenge for the Junior Tag belts, which are currently held by SUWA & Genba.
(6) GTL A BLOCK MATCH: Takeshi Morishima & Mohammed Yone vs. Akitoshi Saito & Tomoaki Honma
◆Winner: Morishima (14:54) following the Backdrop Driver to Saito.
~ Morishima called for his and Yone’s revival to begin to begin with this tournament and they kicked things off well.
(7) GTL B BLOCK MATCH: Naomichi Marufuji & Takashi Sugiura vs. Yoshihito Sasaki & Shinya Ishikawa
◆Winner: Marufuji (16:42) following the Tiger Flowsion to Ishikawa.
~ MaruSugi with a strong decisive win to kick off the tournament.
(8) GTL A BLOCK MATCH: KENTA & Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Maybach Taniguchi & Yujiro Takahashi
◆Winner: Maybach (15:31) via pinfall counter as KENTA had the GAME OVER submission locked in.
~ Maybach got a shocking victory over KENTA by countering his submission move. Yujiro ridiculed KENTA on the mic after the match.
「GLOBAL TAG LEAGUE 2013」 BLOCK Listing
■ Maybach Taniguchi & Yujiro Takahashi [1 Win – 2 Points]
■ “BRAVE” Takeshi Morishima & Mohammed Yone [1 Win = 2 Points]
■ “NO MERCY” KENTA & Yoshihiro Takayama [1 Loss = 0 Points]
■ Akitoshi Saito & Tomoaki Honma [1 Loss = 0 Points]
■ “ROH/USA” Eddie Edwards & Bobby Fish
■ “Brave” Naomichi Marufuji & Takashi Sugiura [1 Win = 2 Points]
■ Yoshihito Sasaki & Shinya Ishikawa [1 Loss = 0 Points]
■ “CHAOS” Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka
■ “TMDK” Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste
■ “DIAMOND RING” Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima
NOAH “GLOBAL TAG LEAGUE 2013″ Talent & Matches Info
NOAH Event Cards for March & April 2013
Wrestling New Classic “Big Muscle Classic 2 ~ Bodyguard Return Thanksgiving Day with WNC”, 4/13/2013 [Sat] 18:00 @ Abeno Kumin Center in Osaka
(0) Exhibition Match: Kaho Kobayashi vs. TAJIRI
~ no winner, but TAJIRI gave him a thumbs up after the match. So his debut should be soon.
~ Announced for 5/25 at Azalea Taisho is AKIRA & Starbuck vs. The Big Guns (Zeus & Bodyguard).
(1) Shinose Sanjushichi, Hiroki Maruse & Yoshihiro Doguchi vs. Koji Doi, Masaya Takahashi & Yankee Rionne
◆Winner: Doi () with a Camel Clutch on Doguchi.
(2) 3WAY Tag Match: Kyusei Ninja Ranmaru & Takuya Kito vs. Apple Miyuki & Bull Armor TAKUYA vs. Jiro Kuroshio & Yun Gang Chul
◆Winner: Kito () with the Bals on Kuroshio.
(3) Shuri vs. Sawako Shimono
◆Winner: Shuri () with a German Suplex Hold.
(4) TAJIRI, Lin Byron & El Hijo del Pantera vs. Yusuke Kodama, YO-HEY & Makoto
◆Winner: TAJIRI () following the Buzzsaw Kick to YO-HEY.
~ Next month at the Azalea Taisho will see TAJIRI vs. YO-HEY, 1 on 1.
(5) AKIRA vs. Zeus
◆Winner: AKIRA () countered Zeus’s Bicep Explosion into a rounding cradle.
(6) Russian Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Ivan Markov vs. [Challenger] The Bodyguard
◆Winner: The Bodyguard () following a Lariat.
~ Bodyguard becomes the first Japanese wrestler to hold the belt.
WNC’s next set of shows will be as follows…
WNC, 4/25/2013 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) El Hijo del Pantera & Jiro Kuroshio vs. Shu Brahman & Kei Brahman
(2) Takuya Kito, Koji Doi & Yankee Rionne vs. Shinose Sanjushichi, Yoshihiro Doguchi & Hiroki Maruse
(3) WNC Women’s Championship 4WAY Match: [Champion] Makoto vs. [Challengers] Lin Byron vs. Shuri vs. (to be announced)
(4) Zues & The Bodyguard vs. Emil Sitoci & Ivan Markov
(5) 333 HARDCORE Match: Masaya Takahashi vs. Kintaro Kanemaru
(6) WNC Championship Match: [1st Champion] AKIRA vs. [Challenger] Osamu Nishimura
(7) TAJIRI, Yusuke Kodama & YO-HEY vs. “NOAH” Naomichi Marufuji, Taiji Ishimori & Atsushi Kotofe
WNC, 4/26/2013 @ Koyama City Cultural Center
() Hiroki Maruse vs. Yoshihiro Doguchi
() Yankee Rionne vs. Masaya Takahashi
() Koji Doi vs. Ivan Markov
() AKIRA & Shuri vs. Yusuke Kodama & Makoto
() El Hijo del Pantera, Lin Byron & Gran Hamada vs. Shinose Sanjuchichi, YO-HEY & Jiro Kuroshio
() Takuya Kito vs. Osamu Nishimura
() TAJIR vs. Emil Sitcoi
DDT “April Fool 2013”, 4/13/2013 [Sat] 18:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
Darkmatch : Hoshitango vs. Tetsuya Endo vs. Hiroshi Fukada
◆Winner: Hoshitango (4:18) with a Argentine Backbreaker on Fukada.
(1) Yasu Urano & FUMA vs. Michael Nakazawa & Gota Ihashi
◆Winner: Urano (11:10) with a Sharpshooter on Ihashi.
(2) Audition Member for new unit of Takagi & Owashi: DJ Nira vs. Sanshiro Takagi & Toru Owashi
◆Winner: Nira (4:21) following a Rocket Punch on Takagi.
~ Takagi’s Right to challenge anytime anywhere contract are now own by Nira.
~ Kazuki Hirata passed the audition.
~ Other wrestler who comes for audition are Masa Takanashi, Tomomitsu Matsunaga , Takao Soma, Akito, Wanchuro and Agressor.
(3) HARASHIMA & KUDO vs. MIKAMI & Hikaru Sato
◆Winner: MIKAMI (11:50) via school boy on HARASHIMA.
~ HARASHIMA’s Right to challenge anytime anywhere contract is possessed by MIKAMI.
(4) KO-D 6 Man Championship Match: [2nd Champions] Antonio Honda, Daisuke Sasaki, Yuji Hino vs. [Challenger] Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi & Alpha Female
◆Winner: Honda (14:22) following a Gunso Hassha from Hino on Oishi.
~ 2nd successful defense.
(5) Kota Ibushi vs. Keisuke Ishii
◆Winner: Ibushi (11:23) with a Sit-down Last Ride.
(6) KO-D Openweight Championship: [45th Champion] Shigehiro Irie vs. [Challenger] Yukio Sakaguchi
◆Winner: Irie (15:50) Vertical backflip drop.
~ 2nd successful defense.