NJPW Domination 2013 Card

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New Japan Pro-Wrestling – “Domination”
Saturday, April-22nd-2013, 5:00pm
Bodymaker Colosseum in Osaka
 

1.) Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV VS. TAKA Michinoku & Taichi

2.) IWGP Junior Tag Team Championship Match: “Forever Hooligans” Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov (champions) VS. “TIME SPLITTERS” KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley

3.) Yuji Nagata, Ryusuke Taguchi, Captain New Japan VS. Karl Anderson, Tama Tonga, Bad Luck Fale

4.) IWGP Tag Team Championship 3 WAY Match: “TenCozy” Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima (champions) VS. “CHAOS” Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka VS. “K.E.S.” Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.

5.) NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match: Rob Conway (champion) VS. Manabu Nakanishi

6.) Shinsuke Nakamura & Tomohiro Ishii VS. Minoru Suzuki & Shelton “X” Benjamin

7.) Tetsuya Naito’s Return Match: Tetsuya Naito VS. Yujiro Takahashi

8.) Hirooki Goto VS. Katsuyori Shibata

9.) Hiroshi Tanahashi VS. Prince Devitt

10.) IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: Kazuchika Okada (champion) VS. Togi Makabe

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AAA Posts Rey de Reyes 2013 On YouTube

Asistencia Asesoría y Administración has released their annual Rey de Reyes show, for 2013, on YouTube; the show took place on March 17th in Monterrey, Nuevo León at Plaza de Toros Monumental. Rey de Reyes is one of AAA biggest shows of the year. The importance of the show is proportionate to the importance of WWE’s SummerSlam PPV.

PART 1

PART 2

AAA Rey de Reyes Results and

AAA held their annual Rey de Reyes  on March 17 out of Plaza de Toros in Monterrey, Mexico.

In the finals of the AAA Fusion title tournament Fenix defeated AAA Cruiserweight champion Juventud Guerrera, Daga and the returning Crazy Boy to become the first AAA Fusion champion.

Sexi Star vacated the Reina de Reinas title last month leading to four qualifying matches leading to a fatal four-way that was held at Rey de Reyes. Fabi Apache beat Mari Apache, Taya Walkyrie and LuFisto to win the fatal four-way and start her second Reina de Reinas title reign.

Texano Jr. successfully defended the AAA title over Blue Demon Jr. Blue Demon Jr. later mad a mask vs. hair challenge for TripleMania. (If this happens color me shocked.)

El Mesias beat Canek and LA Park to win Rey de Reyes. Earlier in the show El Mesias out lasted Heavy Metal, La Parka, Parka Negra, Octagon and Pentagon Jr. to enter the finals while LA Park beat Jack Evans, Villano IV, Psicois, Drago and Chessmans and Canek beat Perro Aguayo Jr., Cibernetico, Electroshock, Silver King & Toscano to enter the finals.

Elsewhere on the show Devil Rocker, Machine Rocker & Soul Rocker beat Monster Clown, Murder Clown and Psycho Clown in a six-man tag match. The AAA Trios titles were not on the line.

Full Dragon Gate Cards for Champion Gate in Osaka

3/2/2013: Champion Gate Night 1 Osaka, BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM #2
1. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Jimmy Kanda, Jimmy Kagetora vs. Akira Tozawa, Mondai Ryu, Kzy
2. Naruki Doi & Shachihoko BOY vs. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! & Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Dolphin
3. YAMATO, Shingo Takagi & Super Shenlong vs. Jimmy Susumu, Kotoka & Cyber Kong
4. Masato Yoshino & Rich Swann vs. CIMA & Super Shisa
5. Open the Twin Gate Champions Masaaki Mochizuki & Don Fujii defend vs. BxB Hulk & Uhaa Nation
6. Open the Brave Gate Champion Dragon Kid defends vs. HUB

3/3/2013: Champion Gate Night 2 Osaka, BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM #2
0. Jimmy Kagetora vs. Chihiro Tominaga
1. Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk & Uhaa Nation vs. Don Fujii, Dragon Kid & HUB
2. Mondai Ryu & Kzy vs. Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa & Cyber Kong
3. YAMATO vs. Jimmy Susumu
4. Shingo Takagi & Super Shenlong vs. Masaaki Mochizuki & Kotoka
5. Open the Triangle Gate Champion Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!! & Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Dolphin defends vs. Naruki Doi, Shachihoko BOY & Rich Swann
6. Open the Dream Gate Champion CIMA defends vs. Masato Yoshino

It is interesting to note that Tominaga is set to face off with Kagetora again. In recent weeks, Tominaga faced off with Kagetora in the first matches or dark matches on several shows. I would not read too much.

CIMA enters into the third defense of his Every Month title defense series.

Now you may think it is weird to see Dragon Kid and HUB to team up the next night but remember they are both members of the Veteran Army.

Gamma is still injured so he is likely replaced by Kotoka in match 4.

Nice to see Uhaa Nation getting in the mix with the second match. I am interested in seeing how his knee holds.

I don’t know if any of the matches will be title title changes. If I had to put money on any of them, I would say the Triangle Gate match.

Truth Gate In Kobe Sambo Hall Results and Updated Cards for Champion Gate and Korakuen Hall

2/15/2013 Hyogo, Kobe Sambo Hall – 850 Attendance
0. Jimmy Kagetora defeated Chihiro Tominaga by pinfall following a vertical drop brainbuster at 5:23.
1. Jimmy Susumu and Ryo Jimmy Saito defeated Mondai Ryu and Kzy when  Susumu pinned Kzy following the Genkai at  9:57.

  • Mad Blankey attack the Jimmys after the match only for Mr. Pii Pii Tomakomai Penguin to come out frot the save.

2. HUB defeated Cyber Kong by pinfall following the Jackhammer at 7:58.

  • After the match, HUB challenged Dragon Kid for his Brave Gate title. Kid accepted the challenge.

3. CIMA and Don Fujii defeated Rich Swann and Shachihoko BOY when CIMA pinned BOY after the Schwein at 12:39.

  • Following the match Team Veteran Returns sang Happy Birthday to Swann and gave him a present. A Fujii chokeslam.

4. YAMATO, Shingo Takagi and Super Shenlong defeated Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid and Kotoka when Shenlong pinned Kotoka after a swan dive guillotine drop at 15:33.

  • Kotoka replaced an injured Gamma.

5. Open the Dream Gate #1 Contender Match: Masato Yoshino defeated Naruki Doi by submission with the SolNaciente at 19:36.

  • Doi would challenge The Jimmys to a Triangle Gate shot teaming with BOY and Swann. It was granted for Champion’s Gate.

6. Special Tag Match: Akira Tozawa and BxB Hulk defeated Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin and Mr. Pii Pii Tomakomai Penguin{L} when Hulk pinned Tomakomai after the First Flash.

  • Mad Blankey continue to attack Penguin after the match. Hulk even took scissors and cut Tomakomai’s hair.  
  • Team Veteran Returns would make the save.
  • The two units would argue and set for an all out war elimination match that would end up being a 5 on 5 match as Tozawa announced that Uhaa Nation would make his first appearance in Dragon Gate after getting a major ACL injury during DGUSA Heat 2012’s triangle six-man match. Though, Team Veteran would need to team with Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa.
  • After this, Hulk challenged MochiFujii for the Twin Gate, They assumed it would be Mondai Ryu teaming with Hulk but it would be announced that Uhaa would be his partner.
  • After all of this, Tomakomai stated the he would recover from his recent losing streak first losing his name, being kicked from Mad Blankey, this match and now his hair. He also stated that for now, he will be a lone wolf not aligning with any unit.

Based on the results from the Kobe Sambo Hall event, the cards for Champion’s Gate and the March 7 Korakuen Show have been updated. The Korakuen Hall event has its full car formally announced.

3/2/2013 Champion Gate Night 1: Osaka, BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM #2
-Open the Brave Gate Title Match: Dragon Kid defends vs. HUB
-Open the Twin Gate Title Match: Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii defends vs. BxB Hulk, Uhaa Nation

3/3/2013 Champion Gate Night 2: Osaka, BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM #2
-Open the Triangle Gate: Ryo “Jimmy” Saito, Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Dolphin defends vs. Naruki Doi, Shachihoko BOY, Rich Swann
-Open the Dream Gate: CIMA defends vs. Masato Yoshino

3/7/2013 Tokyo, Korakuen Hall
1. Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Shachihoko BOY vs. Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Susumu, Jimmy Kanda
2. Open the Owarai Gate Title Match: Kikutaro defends vs. Ryo “Jimmy” Saito
3. Mr. Quu Quu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin vs. Super Shisa
4. Pro Wrestling – Singing – Alcohol Best of 3 Falls 3 Way Match: Don Fujii vs. Jimmy Kagetora vs. Rich Swann
5. Captains Fall Match: Kenichiro Arai, Kotoka(c), Cyber Kong vs. YAMATO, Super Shenlong III, Chihiro Tominaga(c)
6. K-ness vs. Shingo Takagi
7. MAD BLANKEY vs. Team Veteran Returns Elimination Match: Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk, Mondai Ryu, Kzy, Uhaa Nation vs. CIMA, Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid, HUB, Hollywood Stalker Ichikawa

CMLL Crowns Reyes del Aire 2013 Champion and a Match of Bets Challenge is Accepted

After Thunder’s debut and the the title matches CMLL has some major news come out.

Over the last two weeks on CMLL’s weekly Arena Mexico shows on Friday. To qualify for the finals there were two 16-man torneo ciberneticos where the winner would advance (rather than a single torneo like the last few years where Angel de Oro won the annual tournaments in Arena Mexico in February and Virus won a one-off 12-man tournament in Arena Puebla during October.

On the February 1 Arena Mexico  show; Averno, Delta, Dragon Rojo, Euforia, Hijo del Fantasma, Felino, La Mascara, Mr. Aguila, Namajague, Polvora, Rey Cometa, Sagrado, La Sombra, Stuka Jr., Tiger and Titan would enter the first cibernetico. La Sombra won and would advance to the finals on February 15. On the February 8 Arena Mexico show; Angel de Oro, Diamante, Fuego, Guerrero Maya Jr., Mascara Dorada, Maximo, Mephisto, Nibela Roja, Psicosis, Puma, Rey Escorpion, Sangre Azteca, Triton, Valiente, Virus and Volador Jr would enter the second. Volador Jr. would win leading to the continuation of the Sombra-Volador feud in the finals to determine the Reyes del Aire for 2013.

Rather than the lightning matches, the finals were held under two out of three falls rules like typical lucha matches. In typical lucha fashion Mephisto and Mije seconded Volador and Mascara seconded Sombra. Sombra won with a double moonsault in fall 1, Volador won with a backcracker in fall 2. Sombra won the third fall with a cradle. After the match, both Volador and Sombra made mask match challenges between the two.

Elsewhere on the February 15 show, Namajague  and Stuka Jr. continued their feud. In recent weeks Stuka has made mask match challenges to Namajgue. Recently Rey Cometa has entered the argument challenging Namajague’s partner Okumura challenging him to a hairs match. Finally after weeks of teasing, Namajague and Okumura accepted the challenges and will likely have a tag team mask and hairs match at CMLL’s yearly Dos Leyendas when CMLL is known for bet matches for their bigger shows.

NJPW “Raising An Army Anniversary ~Strong Style 41st Anniversary~” Card

 
New Japan Pro-Wrestling – “Raising an Army Anniversary~Strong Style Anniversary~”
Sunday, March-3rd-2013, 6:30pm
Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
 

1.) Tag Team Match: Hiromu Takahashi & Takaaki Watanabe VS. Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu

2.) 4 On 4: Yuji Nagata, Wataru Inoue, Super Strong Machine, Captain New Japan VS. Hirooki Goto, Karl Anderson, Tama Tonga, Ryusuke Taguchi

3.) IWGP Jr. Tag Team Championship Match:“TIME SPLITTERS” KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley (champions) VS. Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV

4.) 4 On 4: Togi Makabe, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Manabu Nakanishi VS. Toru Yano, Takaashi Iizuka, Yujiro Takahashi, YOSHI-HASHI

5.) Elimination Tag Team Match: [CHAOS] Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, Gedo, Jado VS. [Suzuki-gun] Minoru Suzuki, Davey Boy Smith Jr., Kengo Mashimo, TAKA Michinoku

6.) IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match: Shinsuke Nakamura (champion) VS. Lance Archer

7.) Special Singles Match: [IWGP Heavy Weight Champion] Hiroshi Tanahashi VS. [IWGP Jr. Heavy Weight Champion] Prince Devitt