All Japan Pro-Wrestling “CROSS OVER 2013”, 6/16/2013 [Sun] 15:00 @ New Sunpia Takasaki in Gunma
(1) Masanobu Fuchi vs. Yutaka Yoshie [Free]
◆Winner: Yoshie (9:08) with a Bear Hug.
(2) SUSHI vs. MAZADA
◆Winner: SUSHI (9:46) with the KAPPAMAKI.
(3) Takao Omori & Hiroshi Yamato vs. Masayuki Kono & Koji Kanemoto
◆Winner: Omori (13:24) following an Axe Bomber to Kanemoto.
(4) Joe Doering & Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. Kohei Sato [ZERO1] & KAMIKAZE [ZERO1]
◆Winner: KAMIKAZE (14:36) with a Moonsault Press on Yasufumi.
(5) STACK OF ARMS vs Burning Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki & Minoru Tanaka vs. Go Shiozaki & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
◆Winner: Minoru (15:41) with the Minoru Special on Kanemaru.
~ Minoru gets the victory over the champion in the first prelude match.
~ Funaki announced his intention of leaving All Japan as he feels that he can not support the new policies set by the new president Nobuo Shiraishi.
~ Funaki was one of the very first to be vocal as soon as Shiraishi’s true intentions, namely the closed-door policy, were released in the media. Funaki joined All Japan a few years ago because of Mutoh, and it seems he is also in agreement with Mutoh in leaving the promotion.
(6) Special Single Match: Akebono vs. Ryota Hama
◆Winner: Akebono (5:40) with a Running Body Press.
~ Akebono picked up the victory over his fellow SMOP teammate, but it is all out of respect as they now move on to face Akiyama and Shiozaki on 6/23.
(7) Triple Crown & Asia Tag Prelude LAST REVOLUTION vs Burning 6 Man Tag Match: Suwama, Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo vs. Jun Akiyama, Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki
◆Winner: Hayashi (21:14) following the Power Plant on Aoki.
~ Suwama declared victory when he and Aiyama finally clash one one one on June 30th.
~ Kaz and Kondo both announced their attentions of resigning from All Japan following in suit with Keiji Mutoh. So I guess that also kills any drama for the Asia Tag match…, but I think most of us knew that Hayashi would be loyal to Mutoh.
All Japan Event Cards for May & June 2013
~ To give an update on the situation, it suspected that at least 6 wrestlers will be resigning as of the show on June 30th, as they will be free from all contractual obligations then. From what else I can gather, there are a few other wrestlers wrestlers who aim to resign as well, but they are bound to their contracts until July/August. At this time I am not aware of who is bound to a certain date, and at this point we might as well just sit back and watch it unfold.
~ So we officially have 3 wrestlers who I can guarantee, at this time, who are leaving and that is Funaki, Kaz, and Kondo. (up in the air: Sanada, KAI, Yamato, Kono, Manabu, Hama, Andy Woo, Daiki Inaba…)
~ They join the 3 that are guaranteed to remain in All Japan with Suwama, Kea, and Fuchi. A few other wrestlers I could probably figure would be Burning, as they were “bought” to join All Japan earlier this year.
KAIENTAI DOJO “CLUB-K SUPER in Blue Field”, 6/16/2013 [Sun] 14:00 @ Blue Field in Chiba
(1) Tank Nagai vs. Korato Nasu
◆Winner: Draw (15:00) time expired.
(2) Bamvi vs. Hiroshi Fukuda
◆Winner: Bambi (6:57) following a Standing Style Shining Wizard.
(3) Kengo Mashimo, Saburo Inematsu & Kunio Toshima vs. Taishi Takizawa, Ryuichi Sekine & Osuuma
◆Winner: Toshima (14:21) with a Back STF on Osuuma.
(4) Shiori Asahi & Hiro Tonai vs. Wancharuo & Agressor
◆Winner: Asahi (10:30) with the Aun to Agressor.
(5) UWA Middleweight Championship Match: [56th Champion] TAKA Michinoku vs. [Challenger] Kaji Tomato
◆Winner: TAKA (10:30) with the Just Face Lock.
~ 2nd successful title defense.
(6) STRONGEST-K TAG Championship Decision Match: Yuji Hino & HIROKI vs. Ricky Fuji & Daigoro Kashiwa
◆Winner: Kashiwa (20:15) when Kashiwa countered a flying body press into a small package hold.
~ Fuji & Kashiwa become the 22nd STRONGEST-K TAG champions.
~ Major upcoming shows/newly announced matches.
K-DOJO “CLUB-K SUPER in Chiba Port Arena”, 7/15/2013 [Mon] 13:00 @ Chiba Port Arena, Sub-Arena
() KAZMA Sakamoto vs. Tank Nagai
() UWA Middleweight Championship Match: [Champion] TAKA Michinoku vs. [Challenger] FUNAKI
() CHAMPION OF STRONGEST-K Championship Match: [Champion] Taishi Takizawa vs. [Challenger] Kengo Mashimo
K-DOJO “K-UP IMPACT3”, 7/3/2013 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
(-) Kengo Mashimo & Saburo Inematsu vs. Masato Tanaka [ZERO1] & Yoshikazu Yokoyama [ZERO!]
(-) Hiro Tonai vs. Fujita “Jr” Hayato [Michinoku]
(-) Ricky Fuji, Ryuichi Sekine & Bambi vs. Shiori Asahi, Makoto Oishi [DDT] & Danshoku Dino [DDT]
(-) Taishi Takizawa & Kaji Tomato vs. Mohammed Yone [NOAH] & Atsushi Kotoge [NOAH], Kana [Free], Asosan [Kyushu],
K-UP IMPACT in KUMAMOTO, 8/24/2013 [Sat] 18:30 @ Kumamoto City Retail Information Center
Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION], Yujiro Takahashi [NJPW], Yutaka Yoshie [Free]. Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW], Kana [Free], Asosan [Kyushu], Mentai☆Kid [Kyushu]
DDT “Road To Ryougoku 2days in FUKUOKA”, 6/16/2013 [Sun] 13:00 @ Saitopia Multi-Purpose Hall in Fukuoka
(1) Mentai☆Kid [Kyushu] & Toru Owashi vs. MIKAMI & Masa Takanashi
◆Winner: Owashi (6:45) with a La Magistral on Takanashi.
(2) Arurucha Offer Match: [Tecnico] Jiraiya, RANMA & Huracan Marino w/ Vanvert Jack vs. [Rudo] Inferno Azul, Vanvert Negro & VENGADOR★13
◆Winner: Jiraiya (13:12) with the Palo Special on Negro.
(3) Hikaru Sato [Pancrase MISSION] & Yukio Sakaguchi [Free] vs. Antinio Honda & Daisuke Sasaki
◆Winner: Sakaguchi (10:59) via referee assault, Daisuke.
(4) HARASHIMA, KUDO & Yasu Urano vs. Yuto Aijima, Azure Dragon & Michael Nakazawa
◆Winner: HARASHIMA (15:49) following the Somato to Nakazawa.
(5) Sanshiro Takagi vs. Batten Tamagawa
◆Winner: Takagi (12:04) with the Sit-down Sunflower Bomb.
(6) Keisuke Ishii vs. Akito [Sportiva]
◆Winner: Ishii (11:18) following the High Angle Double Arm DDT.
(7) Kyushu Science City Cup 3WAY Tag Match: Shigehiro Irie & Takao Soma vs. Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega vs. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi
◆Winner: Irie (14:51) with the Flying Sausage on Oishi.
WNC, 6/16/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @ Gifu Chamber of Commerce Small Hall
(1) Koji Doi vs. Kuroshio Jiro
◆Winner: Doi (6:17) following a Diving Guillotine Drop.
(2) Shinose Sanjushichi vs. Yoshihiro Horaguchi
◆Winner: Shinose (6:33) following the Bazooka Elbow.
(3) Yusuke Kodama & Makoto vs. Takuya Kito & Sawako Shimono
◆Winner: Makoto (13:17) following a Spear to Kito.
(4) Masaya Takahashi vs. Yankee Rionne
◆Winner: Masaya (6:29) with a German Suplex Hold.
(5) Hiroki Murase vs. AKIRA
◆Winner: AKIRA (16:27) with the Musasabi Press.
(6) 6 Man Tag Match: TAJIRI, Lin Byron & El Hijo del Pantera vs. Osamu Nishimura [Free], Shuri & Gran Hamada
◆Winner: Nishimura (19:48) with a Figure Four Leg Lock on Pantera.