Pro Wrestling ZERO1 “Midsummer Celebration ~ Fire Festival 2013 ~ Opening Event & Naohiro Hoshikawa 20th Anniversary Show”, 7/17/2013 [Wed] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Yoshikazu Yokoyama & Shinsuke Jet Wakataka vs. Jack Anthony & Victor Kosmo
◆Winner: Anthony (10:03) following a Vertical Drop Style Double Arm Facebuster on Yokoyama.
(2) Ikuto Hidaka & Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. Takuya Sugawara & Mineo Fujita
◆Winner: Hidaka (10:29) with the Takatsugawa on Sugawara.
(3) 6 Man Tag Match: Kohei Sato, KAMIKAZE & Ryoji Sai vs. Maybach β, Rob Morrigan & Yutaka Yoshie
◆Winner: Kohei (17:37) with a Jumping Tombstone Piledriver on Morrigan.
(4) Fire Festival A Block Match: Masato Tanaka vs. KAZMA SAKAMOTO
◆Winner: Tanaka (15:18) following the Sliding D.
(5) Fire Festival B Block Match: Daemon Ueda vs. Yuji Okabayashi
◆Winner: Okabayashi (12:39) with a Powerbomb.
(6) Fire Festival B Block Match: Shinjiro Otani vs. James Raideen
◆Winner: Otani (17:58) with a Dragon Suplex.
(7) Fire Festival A Block Match: Yusaku Obata vs. Daisuke Sekimoto
◆Winner: Sekimoto (17:08) with a Deadlift German Suplex Hold.
~ Sekimoto vowed that he will reclaim the Fire Sword this year.
~ Then an honoring ceremony was held for what would be Naohiro Hoshikawa 20th Anniversary as a pro wrestler.
Hoshikawa came out to the ring in a wheel chair, but stood up with the use of a cane and walked to the ring. He made into the ring and the ceremony began.
NOAH’s Naomichi Marufuji made his way out to the ring first and greeted his friend and former foe in the ring.
A special match began between Hoshikawa and Marufuji in which Hoshikawa pinned Marufuji. Hoshikawa got revenge for his loss to Marufuji from 12 years ago.
~ Many other wrestlers then came to the ring to honor Hoshikawa, from Tatsuhito Takaiwa, DDT’s MIKAMI and even Hayabusa.
~ Otani came out to close the ceremony and closed the show with the 3, 2, 1 ZERO1! with Hoshikawa’s theme song “High Teen Boogie” began playing.
ZERO1 “FIRE FESTIVAL 2013” CURRENT STANDING
・ Masato Tanaka [1 Win = 2 Points]
・ Daisuke Sekimoto [1 Win = 2 Points]
・ Yusaku Obata [1 Loss = 0 Points]
・ KAZMA SAKAMOTO [1 Loss = 0 Points]
・ Kohei Sato [ Points]
・ Maybach β [ Points]
・ Shinjiro Otani [1 Win = 2 Points]
・ Yuji Okabayashi [1 Win = 2 Points]
・ Daemon Ueda [1 Loss = 0 Points]
・ James Raideen [1 Loss = 0 Points]
・ Ryoji Sai [ Points]
・ Yutaka Yoshie [ Points]
ZERO1 “FIRE FESTIVAL 2013” Full Tournament Info
NJPW “Yoshinoya Presents KIZUNA ROAD 2013”, 7/17/2013 [Wed] 19:00 @ Obihiro General Gymnasium in Hokkaido
(1) Sho Tanaka vs. Yohei Komatsu
◆Winner: DRAW (10:00) Time Expired.
(2) Manabu Nakanishi, Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV vs. Captain New Japan, KUSHIDA & Takaaki Watanabe
◆Winner: Nakanishi (10:01) following the Uekara Don! (Don from Above! / Diving Chop) on Watanabe.
(3) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Yuji Nagata vs. Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka & YOSHI-YASHI
◆Winner: Nagata (12:11) with a Backdrop Hold on HASHI.
(4) Tomohiro Ishii, Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Minoru Suzuki, TAKA Michinoku & Taichi
◆Winner: Taichi (10:54) with the Low Fly Flow on Koslov.
~ Taichi picks up the win on the final pre-match before the jr. tag title match on 7.20.
(5) Tetsuya Naito, Tomoaki Honma & La Sombra vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Yujiro Takahashi & Jado
◆Winner: Naito (14:29) with the Stardust Press on Jado.
(6) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe & Hirooki Goto vs. “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson, Terrible & Tama Tonga
◆Winner: Tanahashi (14:28) with the High Fly Flow on Tonga.
(7) Kazuchika Okada & Gedo vs. Prince Devitt & Bad Luck Fale
◆Winner: Fale (9:55) with the Grenade (Choke Lariat) on Gedo.
~ BULLET CLUB picks up the win before the iPPV on 7.20.
~ Okada swears that he will get revenge for Gedo’s loss earlier this month to Devitt, but will the BULLET CLUB numbers prove to be too much?
~ Next up is the 7.20 iPPV. featuring Kazuchika Okada defending the IWGP Heavy belt against Prince Devitt.
NJPW Event Cards for July & August 2013
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2013 Summer Action Series”, 7/17/2013 [Wed] 18:30 @ Nagano Matsumoto Flat Regional Park Gymnasium (Shinshu Sky Park)
(1) KENSO vs. Masao Inoue [Free]
◆Winner: KENSO (10:45) following the Hagakure.
(2) 3WAY Match: Kotaro Suzuki vs. Atsushi Aoki vs. MAZADA [Tokyo Gurentai]
◆Winner: MAZADA (10:28) via pinfall on Kotaro.
(3) Takao Omori vs. Kazuchi Miyamoto [Tenryu Project]
◆Winner: Omori (13:09) following the Axe Bomber.
(4) Akebono [Free] & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Joe Doering & Hikaru Sato [Pancrase MISSION]
◆Winner: Akebono (11:50) with a Running Body Press on Hikaru.
~ Akebono makes his “re-debut” for the first time since the begining of “Shinsei All Japan”.
(5) Suwama & SUSHI vs. Jun Akiyama & Go Shiozaki
◆Winner: Shiozaki (23:18) following the Go Flasher to SUSHI.
~ Shiozaki accepted the championship opportunity against Suwama for the Triple Crown on August 26th.
~ Shiozaki also stated that even though this is his first opportunity for the Triple Crown he will continue to build towards All Japan’s expansion into the new.