All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2013 New Year Shining Series ~NEW YEAR 2DAYS~”, 1/3/2013 [Thu] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Osamu Nishimura vs. Yasufumi Nakanoueno
◆Winner: Nishimura (2:53) with a Backslide.
(2) KENSO & MAZADA vs. SUSHI & Andy Woo
◆Winner: KENSO (8:04) following the Diving Elbow Drop on SUSHI.
(3) Masayuki Kono vs. Kazushi Miyamoto
◆Winner: Kono (6:46) following the Giant Knee Drop.
(4) Taiyo Kea Send-off 10 Man Tag Match: Taiyo Kea, Keiji Mutoh, Masakatsu Funaki, Masanobu Fuchi & TAKA Michinoku vs. Suwama, Takao Omori, Manabu Soya, Ryota Hama & Hiroshi Yamato
◆Winner: Kea (17:19) following the TKO on Yamato.
~ Kea thanked all the fans of All Japan after the match. Kea will now be heading back to Hawaii to go back to school, and he will return once he is free to do so.
~ Masayuki Uchida appeared with the GHC Jr. & BJW World Strong Heavy belts on his shoulders.
~ All Japan announced that it will be Keiji Mutoh & Ric Flair vs. Tatsumi Fujinami & Seiya Sanada on 1.26 in Ota, Japan.
~ Uchida stayed at ringside after the announcement as it was now time to old Masahiro Chono’s public contract signing with All Japan.
~ Chono will be moving forward as an official adviser for All Japan. Chono says that he will “aim for the top.” It’s seems that his first real day on the job will be for the 1.26 show.
(5) Triple Crown #1 Contender Match: Akebono vs. Joe Doering
◆Winner: Akebono (5:02) with a Body Press.
Akebono earns the right to face Masakatsu Funaki on January 26th.
(6) Asia Tag Championship Match: [89th Champions] “Junior Stars” Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto vs. [Challengers] “Team 246” Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo
◆Winner: Minoru (19:20) with the Minoru Special on Hayashi.
~ 2nd Successful Defense.
(7) GAORA TV Championship Match: [1st Champion] Seiya Sanada vs. [Challenger] Tomoaki Honma
◆Winner: Sanada (20:48) Sanada countered the Kokeshi with an Ace Crusher and locked in the THIS IS IT for the submission victory.
~ 3rd Successful Defense.
~ Nakanoueno assisted Sanada by taking out Miyamoto so that he would not be able to interfere.
(8) New Year Junior Heavy Battle Royal:
Order of Elimination: Kaz, Kondo, Andy, Fuchi, TAKA, MAZADA, SUSHI…
◆Winner: Yamato () with a School Boy on Kanemoto.
~ Hiroshi Yamato announced that he aims to go for the Asia Tag belts which Junior Star successfully defended earlier in the night.
Yamato did not announce a partner, but DDT & Pancrase MISSION’s Hikaru Sato appeared and entered the ring.
The two have been both teammates and bitter rivals in 2012, but it seems that Yamato & Sato will be teaming once again to face Junior Stars in the near future.
All Japan Event Cards for January & February 2013
DDT “New Year Lottery Special”, 1/3/2012 [Thu] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
Today’s show will revolve around Tsurugi’s Amon Army vs. Sanshiro Takagi’s Army. Points will be decided via wins over the other amry.
[Tsurumi Amon Army]
Kota Ibushi, Gota Ihashi, Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie, Takao Soma, Antonio Honda, Daisuke Sasaki, Yuji Hino,
Hoshitango, Masa Takanashi, Hikaru Sato, Konosuke Takeshita, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Gorgeous Matsuno, Micheal Nakazawa & Yoshiaki Fujiwara
[Sanshiro Takagi Army]
HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano, Isami Kodaka, Ken Ohka, Seiya Morohashi, Hiroo Tsumaki, MIKAMI, Danshoku Dino, Hiroshi Fukuda, DJ Nira, Yukio Sakaguchi, Akito, Makoto Oishi, Tetsuya Endo, Sanshiro Takagi and to be annnounced.
(1) Hiroshi Fukuda vs. Konosuke Takeshita
◆Winner: Fukuda (9:45) via pinfall.
~ Takagi Army gains 30 points.
(2) Danshoku Dino vs. Takao Soma vs. Tetsuya Endo vs. Gorgeous Matsuno
◆Winner: No Contest ()
~ 0 Points.
~ Irie won 10 points for the Amon Army after the match.
(3) Yukio Sakaguchi, Makoto Oishi & Akito vs. Micheal Nakazawa, Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Gota Ihashi
◆Winner: Sakaguchi (7:33) with a Guillotine Sleeper on Nakazawa.
(4) Iron Man Heavy Metal Championship Match: [Champion] Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. [Challenger] DJ Nira
◆Winner: Fujiwara (5:57) with an Armbar.
Iron Man Heavy Metal Championship Special Match: [Champion] Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. [Challenger] E. YOSHIHIKO
◆Winner: YOSHIHIKO (2:38) with a Body Slam Crush.
~ E. YOSHIHIKO becomes the 962nd champion.
(5) Isami Kodaka, Ken Ohka, Seiya Morohashi & Hiroo Tsumaki vs. Antonio Honda, Daisuke Sasaki, Yuji Hino & Hoshitango
◆Winner: Honda (10:26) following a Diving Fist Drop on Ohka.
(6) Tug-of-War Match 5vs5 Single Matches
~ All matches have a 10 min. time limit.
Tsurumi Amon Army: Kota Ibushi, Keisuke Ishii, Shigehiro Irie, Hikaru Sato & Masa Takanashi
Sanshiro Takagi Army: Sanshiro Takagi, HARASHIMA, Yasu Urano, MIKAMI & Shuji Kondo
(6-1) Sanshiro Takagi vs. Shigehiro Irie
◆Winner: Takagi (4:29) with the Sunflower Bomb.
(6-2) Hikaru Sato vs. MIKAMI
◆Winner: Sato (6:44) with a Cross Armbar.
~ Score is now tied 105-105.
(6-3) HARASHIMA vs. Keisuke Ishii
◆Winner: DRAW (10:00) Time Expired.
~ Score is now tied 120-120.
(6-4) Kota Ibushi vs. Yasu Urano
◆Winner: Ibushi (9:58) witht he 24 Years.
~ Score is now tied 150-120.
(6-5) Shuji Kondo vs. Masa Takanashi
◆Winner: Kondo (9:57) following the King Kong Lariat.
~ Score is now tied 150-150.
~ With the score tied the battle will have to conclude with an all out 15 vs. 14 Tag Match! Tsurumi Amon will come out of retirement to join his army!
(7) 15vs14 Bonus Tag Match:
◆Winner: Tsurumi (5:23) with a Crucifix Hold on Takagi.
Amon wins 450 to Takagi’s 150.
NJPW “Bushimo Presents Big Pro Wrestling Festival”, 1/2/2013 [Wed] @ Akiba Square
(1) Takaaki Watanabe vs. Yohei Komatsu
◆Winner: Watanabe (6:40) with a Boston Crab.
(2) Ryusuke Taguchi, KUSHIDA & BUSHI vs. Taishi Takizawa, Shiori Asahi & Ryuichi Sekine
◆Winner: Taguchi (9:43) following the Dodon on Asahi.
(3) Hiromu Takahashi vs. Sho Tanaka
◆Winner: Hiromu (7:20) with a Boston Crab.
(4) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Captain New Japan vs. Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & Jado
◆Winner: Ishii (10:57) following a Vertical Drop Style Brainbuter on Captain.