Pro Wrestling NOAH “Ark New Chapter”, 5/12/2013 [Sun] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
NOAH announced, before the show, that SUWA will be unable to compete at today’s, 5/12, Korakuen Hall show as he is suffering from a cervical spine injury. There was no mention of the severity of the injury, but given it is so early in the day I doubt he has undergone an full examination at this time. Expect an update once the details are known.
His scheduled match has been changed accordingly with an interesting addition with a Maybach SUWA Jr., whoever that might actually be is unknown at this time.
~ Akira Taue announced that he will be retiring in December, and would like to devote himself fully as President of NOAH. His goal is to see NOAH rise back as the must see promotion.
(1) Ark New Chapter Opening Match: Taiji Ishimori vs. Hitoshi Kumano
◆Winner: Ishimori (4:41) with a Modified Camel Clutch.
(2) Go Forward Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Genba Hirayanagi & Maybach SUWA Jr.
◆Winner: Marufuji (11:01) with a Cross Arm lock on Genba.
(3) Battle of Spirits Single Match: Mohammed Yone vs. Maybach Taniguchi
◆Winner: Yone (11:04) following the Muscle Buster.
(4) Momo no Seishun Showdown Single Match: Atsushi Kotoge vs. Daisuke Harada
◆Winner: Kotoge (12:10) following the Killswitch.
(5) BATTLE THE SUPER HEAVY Single Match: Takeshi Morishima vs. Yoshihiro Takayama (Takayama Hall)
◆Winner: Takayama (1:48) with a Rolling Clutch Hold, pinfall.
(6) GHC Tag Championship Match: [28th Champions] “CHAOS” Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka (NJPW) vs. [Challengers] “TMDK” Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste
◆Winner: Yano (15:03) following the Oni Kuroshi on Haste.
~ 1st successful title defense.
~ Yano made it known that he wants to challenge for the GHC Heavyweight belt.
~ TMDK announced that they will be joining NOAH as part of the active roster.
~ TMDK got a strong reaction during the match.
(7) GHC Heavyweight Championship Match: [19th Champion] KENTA vs. [Challenger] Takashi Sugiura
◆Winner: KENTA (32:33) following a Raw Knee go 2 sleep.
~ 2nd successful title defense.
~ After the match, KENTA offered Sugiura the opportunity to join him in NO MERCY. Sugiura accepted KENTA offer, and stated that it doesn’t matter so much that he joins NMC, but it will surely pose significant if he and KENTA joined together.
NOAH Event Cards for May & June 2013
Dramatic Dream Team “Osaka 24 Zone Tour ~ Kita Ward”, 5/12/2013 [Sun] 18:00 @ Nasci Hall Umeda in Osaka
(1) Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & M Samurai vs. Yukio Sakaguchi, Masa Takanashi & Michael Nakazawa
◆Winner: Samurai (7:06) with a Devil Windmill Hold on Nakazawa.
(2) Takao Soma vs. DJ Nira
◆Winner: Soma (6:42) following the ref hitting Nira with a Boma~Ye.
(3) Antonio Honda & Shoichi Uchida vs. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi
◆Winner: Oishi (12:55) with the Jikiden tornado clutch on Honda.
(4) Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Ishii vs. Konnosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo
◆Winner: Irie (11:37) following the Flying Sasuage on Endo.
(5) MIKAMI vs. Daisuke Sasaki
◆Winner: MIKAMI (13:04) via referee assault.
~ Daisuke Sasaki retains his rights to challenge for the KO-D at anytime.
(6) Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & Kizaemon Saiga vs. KUDO, Yasu Urano & FUMA
◆Winner: Omega (14:29) following the Golden Impact on FUMA.
(7) KO-D Open-Division Next Contendership Match: HARASHIMA vs. Hikaru Sato
◆Winner: Sato (20:43) via modified Cross arm bar.
~ Sato earns a title match against the champion in Shigehiro Irie on May 26th in Hiroshima.
K-DOJO “CLUB-K TOUR in TAKAMATSU”, 5/11/2013 [Sun] 13:00 @ Takamatsu Symbol Tower Exhibition Center in Kagawa
(1) Tank Nagai vs. Yuki Tanaka (free)
◆Winner: Tank (10:21) with a Small Package Hold.
(2) Ayumu Honda & Bambi vs. Kaji Tomato & Mayumi Hashiba (World Wrestling Association)
◆Winner: Tomato (9:21) with the Red Eye on Honda.
(3) Saburo Inematsu vs. Ryuichi Sekine
◆Winner: Inematsu (7:59) with the 36 Hammer.
(4) Kengo Mashimo vs. Daigoro Kashiwa
◆Winner: No Contest (9:58) due to multple interferences, the ref stopped the match.
~ match was restarted as a tag match.
(-) Kengo Mashimo & Saburo Inematsu vs. Daigoro Kashiwa & Teppei Ishizaka
◆Winner: Mashimo (9:58) following the Vertical Drop Style Brainbuster on Kashiwa.
(5) Taishi Takizawa, TAKA Michinoku & Ricky Fuji vs. Yuji Hino, Shiori Asahi & Hiro Tonai
◆Winner: TAKA (15:32) with the Michinoku Driver II on Tonai.