◆NOAH NEWS◆ [6/16 RESULTS]
~ NOAH held a show today at the Shinjuku FACE.
~ The main event saw the first match for Go Shiozaki as a member of NOAH once more. As he, and the reigning GHC Tag Champions Marufuji & Yano, picked up the win over Suzuki, Sugiura, and Iizuka.
~ Shiozaki asserted himself as champion as he and Sugiura will face at the end of July.
~ Yoshinari Ogawa and Taiji Ishimori both move on to compete in the final match on 7/5 to determine which one of them two will compete in the SUPER J-CUP. 3 spots are open and will be decided upon come the show next month.
~ The six teams for the upcoming “10th annual NTV G+ Cup Contention Junior Heavyweight Tag League ” were announced.
● Daisuke Harada & Atsushi Kotoge [2015 Winners/Reigning GHC Jr. Tag Champions]
● Kenoh & Hajime Ohara [2014 Winners]
● Taiji Ishimori & ACH
● Genba Hirayanagi & Captain NOAH
● Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado
● Hitoshi Kumano & Andy Dalton
~ Among the announced teams is the debut for ROH’s ACH as he teams with Taiji Ishimori. Him and Ishimori share manly similar traits with their high-flying prowess, so that will definitely be an interesting aspect to keep an interest in.
~ There will be only one block as the top two teams will face-off again in the final match on 7/30.
~ The scheduled tour events will be as follows, keep in mind no matches for the league have yet to be announced…
Pro Wrestling NOAH “10th annual NTV G+ Cup Contention Junior Heavyweight Tag League ”, 7/16/2016 [Sat] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
Pro Wrestling NOAH “10th annual NTV G+ Cup Contention Junior Heavyweight Tag League ”, 7/23/2016 [Sat] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
Pro Wrestling NOAH “10th annual NTV G+ Cup Contention Junior Heavyweight Tag League ”, 7/24/2016 [Sun] 17:00 @ Kasukabe Fureai Cube in Saitama
Pro Wrestling NOAH “10th annual NTV G+ Cup Contention Junior Heavyweight Tag League ”, 7/25/2016 [Mon] 19:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
Pro Wrestling NOAH “10th annual NTV G+ Cup Contention Junior Heavyweight Tag League ”, 7/30/2016 [Sat] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) GHC Heavyweight Championship Match: [26th Champion] Go Shiozaki vs. [Challenger] Takashi Sugiura
~ 2nd title defense.
~ It was announced that KAI will be out for the remainder of the month, at the most 3 weeks, after being diagnosed with a rib fracture and a bruised chest.
~ The full event cards were released for the next couple shows which will see the 2nd round of the Grand Prix as well.
“WRESTLE-1 GRAND PRIX 2016”, 6/18/2016 [Sat] 17:30 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
(1) Koji Doi vs. Seigo Tachibana
(2) Ryota Hama vs. Kumagoro
(3) W-1 Cruiser Prelude Tag Match: Kotaro Suzuki [FREE] & Kohei Fujimura vs. Andy Wu & Jun Tonsho
(4) Kaz Hayashi & Minoru Tanaka vs. Masayuki Kono & Hiroki Murase
(5) Grand Prix 2nd Round Match: Manabu Soya vs. Daiki Inaba
(6) Grand Prix 2nd Round Match: Shotaro Ashino vs. AKIRA
(7) Jackets vs REAL DESPERADO 6 Man Tag Match: Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio, Yasufumi Nakanoue & Seiki Yoshioka vs. Yuji Hino, KAZMA SAKAMOTO & NOSAWA Rongai
“WRESTLE-1 GRAND PRIX 2016”, 6/26/2016 [Sun] 16:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
(1) W-1 Cruiser Prelude 6 Man Tag Match: Kotaro Suzuki [FREE], Kohei Fujimura & Seigo Tachibana vs. Minoru Tanaka, Andy Wu & Jun Tonsho
(2) Joshi Offer Match: SAKI [LLPW-X] vs. MIZUKI [LLPW-X]
(3) Ryota Hama vs. Daiki Inaba
(4) Jackets vs TriggeR Tag Match: Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio & Seiki Yoshioka vs. Hiroki Murase & Shotaro Ashino
(5) Grand Prix 2nd Round Match: Kaz Hayashi vs. Masayuki Kono
(6) Grand Prix 2nd Round Match: Yuji Hino vs. Yasufumi Nakanoue
(7) new WILD order vs REAL DESPERADO 6 Man Tag Match: Manabu Soya, AKIRA & Kumagoro vs. KAZMA SAKAMOTO, NOSAWA Rongai & Koji Doi
◆ZERO1 NEWS◆ [6/16 RESULTS]
~ A show was held today at the Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo.
~ The main event saw a special “Pre-Fire Festival” 6 Man Tag as Kohei Sato, Shinjiro Otani & Masato Tanaka took on James Raideen, Fujita “Jr” Hayato & Shogun Okamoto. The match would run to a 30 minute draw with Otani and Hayato in the ring.
~ Special Jr 1 Day Tournament was held as well, which saw Sean Guinness emerge the winner with a win over Ikuto Hidaka. After the match, the Vice-president Sasazaki announced that the “Tenkaichi Jr Tournament” shall be held this year.
~ Yusaku Obata also beat Hideki Hosaka to earn the opportunity to compete in this years “Fire Festival”.
~ Then lastly Buffa with a win over Masakado as he called out for a shot at the UN Heavyweight belt, which is held by Masakado.
~ The Fire Festival listing now looks as follows…
● Kohei Sato
● Masato Tanaka
● Shinjiro Otani
● Fujita “Jr” Hayato
● James Raideen
● Shogun Okamoto
● Yusaku Obaya
~ One more spot remains open.
~ This years FF runs from July 8 to July 31.
~ IGF : WWE announced the signing of Wang Bin to a developmental contract. The chinese born fighter has been training and competing under Antonio Inoki for the last couple years now.
~ Stardom : Kyoko Kimura and Kagetsu defeated Io Shirai & Mayu Iwatani, Kagetsu (26:58) following an Avalanche style Ebisu-otoshi, to become the 9th generation Goddess of Stardom Tag champions.
~ TOKYO GURENTAI : HARASHIMA was announced to be competing on the 8/25 show at Shinjuku FACE.
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