New Japan Pro Wrestling “BEST OF SUPER Jr.XX”, 5/26/2013 [Sun] 15:00 @ Numazu Wholesale Trading Center in Shizuoka
(1) BEST OF THE SUPER Jr.XX B BLOCK Match: BUSHI vs. Jado
◆Winner: BUSHI (9:17) via pinfall.
(2) BEST OF THE SUPER Jr.XX A BLOCK Match: Titan vs. Barreta
◆Winner: Barreta (7:56) following the Dudebuster.
(3) BEST OF THE SUPER Jr.XX B BLOCK Match: Tiger Mask IV vs. Alex Koslov
◆Winner: Koslov (8:14) with the Russian Star Press.
(4) BEST OF THE SUPER Jr.XX A BLOCK Match: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Alex Koslov
◆Winner: Romero (8:15) following a Diving Double Knee Drop.
(5) Hiroshi Tanahashi & Takaaki Watanabe vs. “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson & Tama Tonga
◆Winner: Anderson (11:41) following the GunStun to Watanabe.
(6) BEST OF THE SUPER Jr.XX A BLOCK Match: Hiromu Takahashi vs. Prince Devitt
◆Winner: Devitt (6:20) following the Bloody Sunday.
(7) BEST OF THE SUPER Jr.XX B BLOCK Match: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Brian Kendrick
◆Winner: Kendrick (3:38) with a Dragon Suplex Hold.
(8) BEST OF THE SUPER Jr.XX A BLOCK Match: Alex Shelley vs. Taichi
◆Winner: Taichi (8:58) following the Yokoshima-gai Koroshi (Standing High Knee Strike)
(9) BEST OF THE SUPER Jr.XX B BLOCK Match: KUSHIDA vs. TAKA Michinoku
◆Winner: TAKA (12:11) with the Michinoku Driver II.
(10) Togi Makabe, Hirooki Goto & Tomoaki Honma vs. Kazuchika Okada, YOSHI-HASHI & Gedo
◆Winner: Makabe (13:18) following the King Kong Knee Drop on Gedo.
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All Japan Pro-Wrestling “RISE UP TOUR 2013”, 5/26/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @ Kobe Sambo Hall in Hyogo
(1) Masanobu Fuchi & Otokozaka [Alexander Otsuka] vs. Ryota Hama & HUB [DRAGON GATE]
◆Winner: Hama (10:43) with a Body Press on Fuchi.
(2) Masakatsu Funaki & KAI vs. MAZADA & Dragan Okic
◆Winner: KAI (9:40) with a Jumping Powerbomb on MAZADA.
~ KAI continues to build himself up, a revenge win over Shiozaki is still his main priority.
(3) Takao Omori vs. Bambi Killer
◆Winner: Omori (9:36) following the Axe Bomber.
(4) Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto vs. Hiroshi Yamato & SUSHI
◆Winner: Kanemoto (15:27) with an Ankle Hold on SUSHI.
(5) Champion Carnival AFTER THAT Single Match: Akebono vs. Masayuki Kono
◆Winner: Akebono (3:07) with a Running Body Press.
(6) Triple Crown & World Tag Prelude LAST REVOLUTION vs Burning Elimination Tag Match: Suwama, Joe Doering, Kaz Hayashi, Shuji Kondo & Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. Jun Akiyama, Go Shiozaki, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki
~ Over the top rope elimination will be in effect.
~ Order of Elimination: Kotaro, Hayashi, Kondo, Aoki, Doering, Shiozaki, Suwama, Kanemaru….
◆Winner: Akiyama (41:37) following an Exploder on Yasufumi.
~ Another big win for Burning.
All Japan Event Cards for May & June 2013
Pro Wrestling NOAH “Northern Navig.2013”, 5/26/2013 [Sun] 17:00 @ Ishikawa Prefectural Industrial Exhibition Hall, 3rd Building
(1) Hitoshi Kumano vs. Satoshi Kajiwara [DIAMOND RING]
◆Winner: Kajiwara (9:16) with a Modified Boston Crab.
(2) Mohammed Yone vs. Jake Dirden
◆Winner: Yone (8:43) following the Muscle Buster.
~ Yone stated that he is looking for a “career makeover” for himself.
(3) Maybach Taniguchi vs. Kyle Sebastian
◆Winner: Taniguchi (10:42) with the Maybach Press.
(4) NOAH vs DIAMOND RING Tag Match: Yoshinari Ogawa & Daisuke Harada v. Kensuke Sasaki & Katsushiko Nakajima [DIAMOND RING]
◆Winner: Sasaki (15:26) following a Lariat to Harada.
(5) NO MERCY vs BRAVE Single Match: Genba Hirayanagi vs. Atushi Kotoge
◆Winner: Kotoge (13:03) via Ring Out.
(6) BRAVE vs NO MERCY Single Match: Taiji Ishimori vs. Maybach SUWA Jr.
◆Winner: Ishimori (15:15) with a 450° Splash.
~ Ishimori stated that there was some sort of nostalgic feeling between him and SUWA Jr.
Bushido’s Thoughts: SUWA Jr. clearly has a background with the Toryumon system (Ultimo Dragon) which Ishimori himself began his career as a student of Dragon’s. It is “unknown” to who SUWA Jr. actually is at this time, but as soon as I seen the first pics of the guy the other week I pretty much stated that he is Hajime Ohara. Ohara is connected to SUWA in a few ways and even has a couple moves that he does that are specialties of SUWA himself. Ohara is currently freelance from WNC and every little piece of this so-called puzzle points to him. Not too mention that Marufuji is pushing to bring in a lot of talent, let alone trying to sign talent to rebuild NOAH’s roster. Marufuji and Ohara have some history back in SMASH and WNC.
(7) NO MERCY vs BRAVE Tag Match: KENTA & Takashi Sugiura vs. Naomichi Marufuji & Takeshi Morishima
◆Winner: Morishima (23:05) following the Olympic Qualifying Slam on Marufuji.
~ Following the match, Marufuji requested a singles match between himself and Sugiura on June 13th, the “Misawa Memorial Show”.
NOAH Event Cards for May & June 2013
DDT “Road to Ryogoku 2days in HIROSHIMA”, 5/26/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @ Hiroshima Industrial Hall
(1) MIKAMI vs. Michael Nakazawa
◆Winner: MIKAMI (5:11) following a Swanton Bomb.
(2) Yukio Sakaguchi & Akito vs. KUDO & FUMA
◆Winner: Sakaguchi (7:42) with a Modified Sleeper Hold on FUMA.
(3) Toru Owashi vs. DJ Nira
◆Winner: Owashi (:49) following a Big Boot.
(Rematch) Toru Owashi vs. DJ Nira
◆Winner: Owashi (5:11) via submission.
(4) Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuaki Hirata vs. Yuto Aijima & Kenshin Chikano
◆Winner: Kenshin (9:30) with a Minoru Special on Hirata.
(5) Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi vs. Masa Takanashi & Rey Paloma [Dove]
◆Winner: Oishi (9:51) with the Rainmaker Style Tornado Clutch on Takanashi.
(6) HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano vs. Keisuke Ishii & Takao Soma
◆Winner: Ishii (12:34) following the High Angle Double Arm DDT.
~ With the win over Urano, Ishii claims the “right to challenge the KO-D anytime, anywhere”.
(7) KO-D 6 Man Tag Championship Match: [2nd Champions] Antonio Honda, Daisuke Sasaki & Yuji Hino vs. [Challengers] Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & Gota Ihashi
◆Winner: Ihashi (11:35) following a Ibushi-Kenny Double PK to Honda.
~ Champions fall on their 2nd defense, Ibushi, Omega & Ihashi become the 3rd generation champions.
(8) KO-D Openweight Championship Match: [45th Champion] Shigehiro Irie vs. [Challenger] Hikaru Sato
◆Winner: Irie (19:45) following the Vertical Style Backflip.
~ 4th successful defense.
WNC, 5/26/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @ Chu Sports Center in Aichi
(1) Starbuck & Shuri vs. Masaya Takahashi & Makoto
◆Winner: Starbuck (9:01) following the Piledriver on Masaya.
(2) Hiroki Murase vs Yankee Rionne
◆Winner: Maruse (7:35) following a Lariat.
(3) Shinose Sanjushichi vs. Takuya Kito
◆Winner: Kito (7:09) with the Kito Clutch.
(4) Konaka = Pale One & Yasu Kubota vs. Super Nyanki & Michio Kageyama
◆Winner: Kubota (–) following a Yasuton Bomb on Kageyoma.
(5) Lin Byron & El Hijo del Pantera vs. YO-HEY & Jiro Kuroshio
◆Winner: Pantera (16:34) following a Swanton Bomb on Kuroshio.
(6) AKIRA, Masashi Aoyagi, Akitoshi Saito & El Samurai vs. TAJIRI, Gran Hamada, Yusuke Kodama & Koji Doi
◆Winner: Aoyagi (18:45) following a Tornado Kick to Kodama.