All Japan Pro-Wrestling “Fan Appreciation Day”, 12/17/2017 [Sun] 16:00 @ Saitama City Memorial General Gymnasium
573 Spectators (crowded)
(1) Yuma Aoyagi & Koji Iwamoto vs. KAI [FREE] & Ishikiri [LAND’S END]
◆Winner: Aoyagi (9:46) following the Rockstar Buster on Ishikiri.
(2) Christmas Gift Match: Mr. Christmas, Ultimo Dragon & Carbell Ito vs. Masanobu Fuchi, Osamu Nishimura [FREE] & Yusuke Okada
◆Winner: Dragon (16:34) with a La Magistral on Yusuke.
(3) Atsushi Aoki, Hikaru Sato & Takahisa Matsumoto [ALPHA] vs. Yohei Nakajima, Kotaro Suzuki [FREE] & Keiichi Sato [FREE]
◆Winner: Hikaru (13:19) with a Capture style Cross Armbar on Yohei.
(4) Takao Omori vs. Black Tiger VII (FREE)
◆Winner: Omori (9:41) following an Axe Bomber.
~ Akiyama & Omori stated that their focus is now on defending the World Tag belts on 1/3 against Suwama & Ishikawa and then challenging the Asia Tag Champions on 1/6.
~ Also during the backstage interview, Black Tiger VII stated that his mask may no longer be needed.
(5) World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [46th Champion] TAJIRI (FREE) vs. [Challenger] Atsushi Maruyama (FREE)
◆Winner: TAJIRI (9:00) with a Small Package Hold.
~ 2nd successful title defense.
~ TAJIRI will move on to defend the belt against Kotaro Suzuki on 1/2 at Korakuen.
~ Though with the upcoming match in front of him, TAJIRI stated that he aims for a defend the belt and take on Atsushi Aoki. Aoki appeared and made it known that he does indeed want a match against TAJIRI, as the two shook hands on it.
(6) Joe Doering vs. Naoya Nomura
◆Winner: Doering (7:54) with the Revolution Bomb.
~ The Triple Crown Champion with the dominant win as he holds his momentum heading into the title defense against Zeus in the coming New Year.
(7) Road to Saitama Super Arena: Suwama, Shuji Ishikawa [FREE] & Ryoji Sai [LAND’S END] vs. Kento Miyahara, Zeus & Yoshitatsu [FREE]
◆Winner: Zeus (23:44) with a Jackhammer on Sai.
~ Zeus claimed the much needed win over his recent rival as he now goes on to challenge Doering on 1/2.
Real Japan Pro-Wrestling “Return to Origin”, 12/7/2017 [Thu] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
~ A 10 count gong was held for the late Don Arakawa.
~ Tiger Mask held a public exhibition with Taka Kunoh, Nobuyuki Kurashima, Super Rider and Hayato Mashita, as he showed off the key points of what “strong style” truly represents. The veteran showed off some moves of his own as he stated that he intends to return to the ring the next show which will be March 28 at the Korakuen Hall.
(1) Masakatsu Funaki (FREE) vs. Takatoshi Matsumoto (ALPHA)
◆Winner: Funaki (6:29) following the Hybrid Blaster.
(2) “3rd Generation Taioh” Yukio Naya vs. Raijin Yaguchi (FREE)
◆Winner: Naya (1:26) following a Backdrop.
~ The rookie Naya claims his second direct win over the veteran Yaguchi.
~ His 3rd career match is set to take place on March 28.
(3) Legend Championship Match: [13th Champion] Super Tiger vs. [Challenger] HGZ
◆Winner: Super Tiger (7:24) with a German Suplex Hold.
~ No next challenger was decided at this time, but Super Tiger stated that he is eager to continue proving himself as a fighting champion.
Hard Hit “Grappling Unlimited”, 9/24/2017 [Sun] 18:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
(0) Dark Match ~ NicoPro 4th THE NEXT CONTENDERS Tournament 1st Round: SUSHI (FREE) vs. Tetsuya Ido (HEAT-UP)
♦Winner: SUSHI (3:10) with a Single Leg Crab.
(0) Dark Match ~ NicoPro 4th THE NEXT CONTENDERS Tournament 1st Round: Masaharu Tsuchihashi (SKULL FUCK) vs. Sho Karasawa (Katchofugetsu)
♦Winner: Tsuchihashi (2:45) with a Katagatame (Shoulder Lock).
(0) Dark Match ~ NicoPro 4th THE NEXT CONTENDERS Tournament 1st Round: Yujiro Yamamoto (Katchofugetsu) vs. Katsumi Tamagawa (AJPW Referee)
♦Winner: Yamamoto (1:21) with a Hizajujigatame (Cross Kneebar).
(0) Dark Match ~ NicoPro 4th THE NEXT CONTENDERS Tournament 1st Round: Kenta Hattori (Katchofugetsu) vs. Fuminori Abe (Sportiva)
♦Winner: Hattori (5:00) via judgement.
(1) Grappling Match: Yukiko Seki (Katchofugetsu) vs. Nikkan Lee (World Referee Federation)
♦Winner: Seki (3:04) with a Cross Armbar.
(2) NicoPro 4th THE NEXT CONTENDERS Tournament 2nd Round: SUSHI vs. Masaharu Tsuchihashi
♦Winner: SUSHI (4:03) with a Single Leg Crab.
(3) NicoPro 4th THE NEXT CONTENDERS Tournament 2nd Round: Yujiro Yamamoto vs. Kenta Hattori
♦Winner: Hattori (6:02) with a Front Choke.
(4) Grappling Match: Ryu Sakurai (R-BLOOD) vs. Tomomitsu Matsunaga (DDT)
♦Winner: Sakurai (2:00) with a Chicken Wing Face Lock.
(5) Grappling Match: KEI Yamamiya (GRABAKA) vs. Atsushi Maruyama (FREE)
♦Winner: Yamamiya (3:32) with a Cross Armbar.
(6) Grappling Tag Match: Dick Togo & Takuya Wada (both FREE) vs. Koji Iwamoto (AJPW) & Nobuhiro Tsurumaki (FREE)
♦Winner: Togo (9:59) with a Crossface on Tsurumaki.
(7) Grappling Match: Hikaru Sato (Pancrase MISSION) vs. ‘brother’ YASSHI
♦Winner: Hikaru (4:57) with a Katagatame (Shoulder Lock).
(8) NicoPro 4th THE NEXT CONTENDERS Tournament Final Match: SUSHI vs. Kenta Hattori
♦Winner: Hattori (12:02) with a Choke Sleeper.
(9) Main Event Grappling Tag Match: Yoshiki “Hitokui” Takahashi (FREE) & Rocky Kawamura (PancraseISM) vs. Shogun Okamoto (FREE) & Takahisa Matsumoto (Reversal Gym Tachikawa ALPHA)
♦Winner: Takahashi (11:24) with a Leg Lock on Matsumoto.
Antonio Inoki Presents ISM “10th Anniversary of Carl Gotch’s Passing & 1st Anniversary of Muhammad Ali’s Passing”, 7/24/2017 [Mon] @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Ryuta Hasumi (UWF Snake Pit Japan) vs. Max The Body
♦Winner: Hasumi (5:42) with a Boston Crab.
(2) MMA Fighting Tournament 1st Round – 5 min. 2R: Diego Anraku vs. Nobu Hayashi
♦Winner: Diego (1R :59) with a Modified Jujigatame.
(3) MMA Fighting Tournament 1st Round – 5 min. 2R: Shakar Peterson vs. Masao Ando
♦Winner: Shakar (1R 1:55) via referee stop.
(4) Scott Norton & Hikaru Sato (Pancrase MISSION) vs. Hideki Suzuki (FREE) & Takahisa Matsumoto (Katchofugetsu)
♦Winner: Norton (10:08) following a Powerbomb on Matsumoto.
(5) Taka Kunoh (Team Ota) vs. Yosuke Nishijima (AK)
♦Winner: Kunoh (3:52) with a Cross Knee Bar.
(6) MMA Fighting Tournament 1st Round – 5 min. 2R: Diego Anraku vs. Shakar Peterson
♦Winner: DRAW (2R 5:00) Time Expired
♦Winner: Anraku (2:15) via submission.
(7) Rocky Kawamura (PancraseISM) vs. Montanha Silva
♦Winner: Kawamura (5:27) following the Balboa Blow.
Hard Hit “Yama vs Kawa”, 2/28/2016 [Sun] 12:30 @ Blue Field in Chiba
(1) Yutaka Kobayashi [Pancrase] vs. Keisuke Okuda [FREE]
◆Winner: Okada () via KO, mounted palm strikes.
(2) Takafumi Ito [Pancrase-ism] & Shunpei Ota [P’sLAB] vs. Super Tiger [RJPW] & Shuichiro Katsumura [K’z FACTORY]
◆Winner: Super Tiger () via KO on Ota.
(3) KEI Yamamiya [GRABAKA] vs. Dan Theodore
◆Winner: Yamamiya () with a Cross Armbar.
(4) Ayumu Honda [K-DOJO] vs. Kenta Hattori [Kachofugetsu]
◆Winner: DRAW (10:00) Time Expired, split decision.
(5) Jake Lee [AJPW] vs. Nobuhiro Tsurumaki [FREE]
◆Winner: Lee () via KO, following a High Angle Backdrop.
(6) Grappling Tag Match: Yoshiaki Fujiwara [Fujiwara-gumi] & Yuma Aoyagi [AJPW] vs. Takuya Wada [SK Absolute] & Takahisa Matsumoto [Kachofugetsu]
◆Winner: Fujiwara () with an Armbar on Matsumoto.
(7) Exhibition Match – Shoot Boxing Rules (2 min. 2 Rounds): Atsushi Aoki [AJPW] vs. Makoto Oe [FREE]
◆Winner: No Winner ()
(8) Hikaru Sato [Pancrase MISSION] vs. Minoru Tanaka [WRESTLE-1]
◆Winner: Minoru (10:00) Time Expired, 2-1 vote.
(9) Yoshihiro Takayama [Takayama-do] vs. Ryo Kawamura [Pancrase-ism]
◆Winner: Takayama () via KO, following an Everest German Suplex.