All Japan Pro-Wrestling “Summer Impact 2014”, 8/30/2014 [Sat] @ Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
(1) SUSHI vs. Yohei Nakajima
◆Winner: SUSHI (8:27) with the Katsuo no Ipponzuri.
~ SUSHI stated that he will not let his earned spot in next months Royal Road Tournament go to waste.
(2) Masanobu Fuchi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Masashi Aoyagi [FREE] & Ryuji Hijikata [FREE]
◆Winner: Hijikata (12:14) with a Cross Armbar on Fuchi.
(3) DDT Sanctioned KO-D 6 Man Tag Championship Match: [13th Champions] “Dream Team Futures” Shigehiro Irie, Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao vs. [Challengers] “Dark Kingdom” KENSO, Kengo Mashimo [K-DOJO] & Mitsuya Nagai [DRADITION]
◆Winner: Irie (11:58) with the Flying Sausage on KENSO.
~ 1st successful title defense.
~ Kengo Mashimo betrayed KENSO which led to the DDT team claiming the victory.
(4) Suwama & Hikaru Sato [Pancrase MISSION] vs. Zeus [FREE] & “brother” YASSHI [FREE/Voodoo Murders]
◆Winner: Zeus (13:14) with a Jackhammer on Hikaru.
~ YASSHI hinted that the Voodoo Murders could indeed be coming back once more in All Japan.
(5) World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [37th Champion] Atsushi Aoki vs. [Challenger] Kotaro Suzuki
◆Winner: Aoki (21:15) with the Trap Over.
~ 3rd successful title defense.
(6) World Tag Championship Match: [67th Champions] Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori vs. [Challengers] Go Shiozaki & Kento Miyahara
◆Winner: Akiyama (24:45) following a Wrist Clutch style Exploder on Miyahara.
~ 2nd successful title defense.
(7) Triple Crown Championship Match: [50th Champion] Joe Doering vs. [Challenger] Akebono
◆Winner: Doering (11:49) following a Piledriver.
~ 1st successful title defense.
[All Japan News] Some more details have been released as to “brother” YASSHI’s return to All Japan. YASSHI has made it known simply as he wants to lay claim to the World Junior Heavyweight belt.
YASSHI made his original debut in All Japan back in February of 2005 before then taking a break from wrestling exactly 4 years later in February of 2009. Even though he was a part of the original Voodoo Murders faction he was not in All Japan during the time of the Nobokazu Hirai situation, so there are no problems there. YASSHI though is involved with the new Voodoo Murders upstart along with TARU and Kengo. No word on if either will appear in All Japan, but TARU does not seem too likely to be welcomed back at this time. As he was directly part of the Hirai controversy a couple years back. YASSHI is currently the leader of the new VM.
Though going back to YASSHI, this will mark his first time back in All Japan in 5 and a half years and the “talking machine”, as he is known to be very vocal, is looking to become a part of All Japan’s rebirth. Much like with his recent return/rebirth to pro-wrestling.
Something else to note is that YASSHI has acknowledged Suwama as they were former VM teammates years ago, and Suwama currently holds power in the promotion as the managing director. It seems he will be returning to the promotion with a purpose as he aims to
YASSHI’s return match is set for August 16th as he will be teaming with Hideki Suzuki (freelance) as they take on the World Jr. Champion Atsushi Aoki and Hikaru Sato. He will also be competing on the 8/17 and 8/24 shows.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “Summer Impact 2014”, 8/16/2014 [Sat] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Yohei Nakajima (formerly Menso~re Oyaji)
() Zeus vs. KENSO
() Masanobu Fuchi & Soma Takao [DDT] vs. Masao Inoue [FREE] & SUSHI
() Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato [Pancrase MISSION] vs. Hideki Suzuki [FREE] & “brother” YASSHI [FREE/Voodoo Murders]
() Go Shiozaki’s Return Match ~ New Royal Road Legend Revival: Suwama vs. Go Shiozaki
() Akebono Return Match ~ Triple Crown Premium Tag Match: Joe Doering [50th Champion, Current] & Takao Omori [48th Champion] vs. Jun Akiyama [44th Champion] & Akebono [47th Champion]
() Asia Tag Championship Match: [94th Champions] Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Ishii vs. [Challengers] Kento Miyahara & Kotaro Suzuki
~ 6th title defense.
All Japan Event Cards for July & August 2014
[NOAH News] Noah announced 2 title matches to take place in month of August as well as other updates.
First up, following the final day of the JTL Taiji Ishimori suffered ligament damage to his left knee and will be unable to compete at this current time. Ishimori and Atsushi Kotoge are the current reigning GHC Jr. Tag Champions and it is uncertain to whether they will be forced to relinquish the belts due to not being able to defend them. The winner of the JTL in Hajime Ohara and Kenou are eagerly waiting for their title opportunity and demanded that Ishimori give up the belts if he cannot give them their rightfully earned title match. Ohara specifically stated that Ishimori has to be scared of losing the belts to the more dominant team and he is dissapointed that the title match has been postponed.
Though it is not all sour for Ohara and Kenou as Ohara specifically has earned a title match against the GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion Daisuke Harada on the August 17th show. Ohara got the win over Harada in the final match of the JTL and a title match was almost guaranteed to happen as the champion suffered a significant loss. Ohara stated confidently that he will deliver yet another loss to Harada.
Harada swore that he will win the upcoming defense and restore confidence to himself and to the fans as the rightful champion. Harada stated that his first loss to Ohara in Noah and that he clearly did not anticipate what was coming, let alone to suffer defeat on a top stage. Harada noted that Ohara has spent a lot of time learning different styles and has counters for just about everything, and with Chokibogun at ringside, as well as their tactics, it will be a hard challenge. Harada though stated that he is not completely pleased with his performance in the JTL, but he will take every step possible to rebuild himself back up as a true champion.
Pro Wrestling NOAH “Summer Navigaton 2014”, 8/17/2014 [Sun] 17:00 @ Kanazawa Distribution Hall
(-) GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [27th Champion] Daisuke Harada vs. [Challenger] Hajime Ohara (FREE)
~ 4th title defense.
NOAH Event Cards for July & August 2014
It was also announced that Naomichi Marufuji will be defending the GHC Heavyweight belt against the recently returned Takeshi Morishima on August 24th. Morishima returned this past weekend, 8/2, and more or less dominated the current champion and claimed a strong win for his return from injury.
Pro Wrestling NOAH “Summer Navigaton 2014”, 8/24/2014 [Sun] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) GHC Heavyweight Championship Match: [22nd Champion] Naomichi Marufuji vs. [Challenger] Takeshi Morishima
~2nd title defense.
NOAH also announced that the “Global League War 2014” will be taking place from October 18th to November 8th, with a total of 12 days. No competitors have been announced, as of yet, but expect more updates soon.
NJPW “Buddy Fight Presents G1 CLIMAX 24“, 8/4/2014 [Mon] 18:30 @ Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
7,000 Spectators (crowded)
(1) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Tomoaki Honma vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
◆Winner: Smith (8:53) with the Bulldog Bomb.
Smith (4 Wins, 4 Losses = 8 Points)
Honma (8 Losses = 0 Points)
(2) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Lance Archer vs. Yujiro Takahashi
◆Winner: Yujiro (9:00) with a Small Package Hold.
Yujiro (3 Wins, 5 Losses = 6 Points)
Archer (3 Wins, 5 Losses = 6 Points)
(3) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Yuji Nagata vs. Doc Gallows
◆Winner: Gallows (7:53) with the Gallows’ Pole.
Gallows (3 Wins, 5 Losses = 6 Points)
Nagata (4 Wins, 4 Losses = 8 Points)
(4) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan
◆Winner: Makabe (8:22) following the King Kong Knee Drop.
Makabe (4 Wins, 4 Losses = 8 Points)
Tenzan (4 Wins, 5 Losses = 8 Points)
(5) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Tetsuya Naito vs. Minoru Suzuki
◆Winner: Suzuki (12:16) with a Sleeper Hold.
Suzuki (5 Wins, 3 Losses = 10 Points)
Naito (4 Wins, 4 Losses = 8 Points)
(6) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Katsuyori Shibata vs. Bad Luck Fale
◆Winner: Fale (7:14) via ring out.
Fale (5 Wins, 3 Losses = 10 Points)
Shibata (5 Wins, 3 Losses = 10 Points)
(7) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Satoshi Kojima vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
◆Winner: Nakamura (12:51) following the Boma Ye.
Nakamura (6 Wins, 2 Losses = 12 Points)
Kojima (4 Wins, 5 Losses = 8 Points)
(8) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: AJ Styles vs. Karl Anderson
◆Winner: Styles (14:33) with the Styles Clash.
Styles (6 Wins, 2 Losses = 12 Points)
Anderson (3 Wins, 5 Losses = 6 Points)
(9) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Shelton “X” Benjamin vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
◆Winner: Tanahashi () with the High Fly Flow.
Tanahashi (6 Wins, 2 Losses = 12 Points)
Benjamin (4 Wins, 5 Losses = 8 Points)
(10) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hirooki Goto vs. Kazuchika Okada
◆Winner: Okada (15:34) following the Rainmaker.
Okada (6 Wins, 2 Losses = 12 Points)
Goto (4 Wins, 5 Losses = 8 Points)
NJPW’s G1 CLIMAX 24 – League Info
NJPW Event Cards for July & August 2014
Day 1 (7/21) – http://keepingthespiritalive.tumblr.com/post/92423767660/njpw-g1-climax-24-day-1-results-for-july-21-2014
Day 2 (7/23) – http://keepingthespiritalive.tumblr.com/post/92630720220/njpw-g1-climax-24-day-2-results-for-july-23-2014
Day 3 (7/25) – http://keepingthespiritalive.tumblr.com/post/92824485445/njpw-g1-climax-24-day-3-results-for-july-25-2014
Day 4 (7/26) – http://keepingthespiritalive.tumblr.com/post/92915884435/njpw-g1-climax-24-day-4-results-for-july-26-2014
Day 5 (7/28) – http://keepingthespiritalive.tumblr.com/post/93108577805/njpw-g1-climax-24-day-5-results-for-july-28-2014
Day 6 (7/31) – http://keepingthespiritalive.tumblr.com/post/93399972705/njpw-g1-climax-24-day-6-results-for-july-31-2014
Day 7 (8/1) – http://keepingthespiritalive.tumblr.com/post/93494308175/njpw-g1-climax-24-day-7-results-for-august-1-2014
Day 8 (8/3) – http://keepingthespiritalive.tumblr.com/post/93676375130/njpw-g1-climax-24-day-8-results-for-august-3-2014
Day 9 (8/4) – (above)
Day 10 (8/6) –
Day 11 (8/8) –
Day 12 Final (8/10) –