DIAMOND RING, 2/11/2014 [Tue] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
2,100 Spectators (sold-out/overcrowded)
~ Nakajima came out at the start of the show to thank everyone for coming out and to help him celebrate his 10th anniversary. Nakajima stated that he expects a rough match against his “father” and he wanted to be sure he could greet the fans properly. He closed it by asking everyone to please enjoy the event today.
(1) Namazu Man, CHANGO [Free] & “Hollywood” Stalker Ichikawa vs. Kikutaro [Akiba], NOSAWA Rongai [Tokyo Gurentai] & Antonio Honda [Free]
◆Winner: Namazu (9:54) via counter pinfall following a Crossbody from Kikutaro.
(2) Joshi Special Tag Match: Yumiko Hotta [Diana] & Yoshiko [Stardom] vs. Natsuki☆Taiyo [Stardom] & Sareee [Diana]
◆Winner: Hotta (9:57) with the Pyramid Driver on Sareee.
(3) Kento Miyahra [AJPW] vs. Go Shiozaki [AJPW]
◆Winner: Shiozaki (10:50) following the Go Flasher.
~ Respect was shown between the All Japan Xceed teammates. The two both move on to compete again in All Japan later today.
~ Miyahara stated that it is his goal to claim the World Tag belts with Shiozaki as his partner.
(3) Mitsuhiro Kitamiya & Hitoshi Kumano [NOAH] vs. Daichi Hashimoto [ZERO1] & Tank Nagai [K-DOJO]
◆Winner: Daichi (13:23) following a Shining Wizard to Kumano.
(5) Satoshi Kajiwara & Fujita “Jr” Hayato [Michinoku] vs. Naomichi Marufuji & Taiji Ishimori [both NOAH]
◆Winner: Marufuji (18:20) following the Tiger Flowsion on Kajiwara.
~ It seems there might be something more heading out of this match between Ishimori and Hayato… I guess only time will tell if a single match comes into play between the two.
~ Marufuji went to shake Hayato’s hand, but Hayato kicked it away.
(6) Main Event: Kensuke Sasaki vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima
◆Winner: Nakajima (20+) with a German Suplex Hold.
~ Nakajima finally claimed a victory over his teacher. The torch has been passed from teacher to student, or this case “father to son”, Nakajima claims the biggest win over his career on his 10th year milestone.
~ Nakajima thanked Sasaki for the match afterwords. Sasaki replied that Nakajima has certainly become a strong wrestler, and that even though he lost it feels right to have lost.
~ The 47 year old Sasaki, who is celebrating his 28th year as a pro wrestler, said that he has no regrets.
It really just felt like Sasaki expressed that he will be retiring from active competition!? The details are scarce at this time as Sasaki just kind of announced this abrubtly and then walked out of the arena. Was this his final match? Or will be plan on holding a final show sometime in the near future. I’ll be sure to keep you guys updated to what happens. – BushidoRX