WRESTLE-1 [TNA World Championship: Styles vs. Sanada] results for November 16, 2013

WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2013, 11/16/2013 [Sat] 18:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
1,650 Spectators (packed)

(1) Masakatsu Funaki vs. Masayuki Kono
◆Winner: Kono (3:19) following a Knee Lift.
~ Kono came out and said that DESPERADO is the top team in W-1. The fans in attendance all booed him. Kono said that he had earned a singles match against Funaki. Funaki came out but was attacked by the other members of Desperado.
In spite of this, Funaki got in the ring and accepted the match. Funaki looked poised to hit Kono with the Hybrid Blaster quick, but the other member of Desperado pulled the ref out of the ring and attacked Funaki once more. Yasufumi Nakanoueno made the save for Funaki. Funaki would still fall though as the damage was already done.
~ Yasufumi asked for a singles rematch against Kono.

(2) El Hijo del Pantera, Andy Wu & Daiki Inaba vs. Hiroshi Yamato, NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA
◆Winner: Inaba (6:11) via foul, Yamato assaulted the referee.
~ Yamato has finally become a member of Tokyo Gurentai and appeared with a new “blonde” hair look. After the match Yamato stated that he wants to be known as “Mondaji” (in English this could be either Problem Child or Bad Boy).

(3) Koji Kanemoto vs. Seiki Yoshioka
◆Winner: Kanemoto (6:25) with a Boston Crab.

(4) JWP Offer Match: Hanako Nakamori vs. Yukie Abe
◆Winner: Nakamori (6:07) following the Diving EnzuiKnee Attack.

(5) Minoru Tanaka vs. HUB [Free]
◆Winner: HUB (11:20) with a Backslide.
~ NOSAWA, MAZADA, and a now corrupted Hiroshi Yamato interfered in the match. This gave HUB the oppurtunity to snatch the win.
~ Minoru asked for another match against HUB.

(6) Handicap Match: Ryota Hama vs. Shu Brahman & Kei Brahman [Free]
◆Winner: Hama (6:18) with the Raiden (Thunder) Drop on Shu.

~ WRESTLE-1 announced that they will hold their first ever event at the Ryogoku Kokugikan on March 2, 2014!
image~ The Tagline that was released was “最大の挑戦 (Saidai no Chosen)” which means “The Greatest Challenge”.
~ Now this opens the doors for any and all possibilities. What has WRESTLE-1 not offered so far that will be the “greatest challenge” yet? There is still almost over 3 and a half months before this show is set to take place, and that in itself gives enough time for almost anything to be set in place.

(7) Rob Terry & Jay Bradley vs. Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo
◆Winner: Terry (4:06) with an Avalanche Hold (Oklahoma Stampede) on Kondo.
~ The TNA team came in and quickly overpowered the W-1 home team. Terry & Bradley will be on the full tour that will take place up until December 1.

(8) Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW] vs. KAI
◆Winner: Sekimoto (12:10) with a German Suplex Hold.
~ Sekimoto invited KAI to come and compete in Dai Nihon (BJW).

(9) TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] AJ Styles vs. [Challenger] Seiya Sanada
Styles (18:24) with the Calf Killer.
~ Styles successful TNA title defense.

~ Styles stated that he will be coming back to Japan again.
~ KAZMA attacked Sanada after the match and stated that he wants a match against Sanada. He also made note that he is a former WWE guy (Sakamoto, might remember his as Tensai’s manager earlier this year) as Sanada seems eager to face guys who come/have experience from the west.

(10) Yasufumi Nakanaouno vs. Masayuki Kono
◆Winner: Kono (:37) via foul, DESPERADO came out and attacked Yasufumi.
~ Nakanoueno came out alone to make the challenge and got the match, but it DESPERADO would not let anything begin as Dupree, Sai & KAZMA interfered.
~ Funaki and Sanada appeared came out then Satoshi Kojima’s theme song played, fans with a large cheer.
~ The match was then restarted as an 8 man tag match.

(Rematch) Satoshi Kojima [NJPW], Masakatsu Funaki, Seiya Sanada & Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs Masayuki Kono, Rene Dupree, Ryoji Sai [ZERO1] & KAZMA SAKAMOTO [Free]
image◆Winner: Nakanoueno (13:02) following a Running Elbow Bat (Strike) to Dupree.
image~ An earthquake shook the arena at around 5 minutes into the match, but the match continued on as it subsided.
~ Kojima threw his elbow pad to Yasufumi who then put it on and smashed Rene with the elbow. This can be seen as a proper inheritance of the “豪腕 / Gowan (Strong Arm)” for Yasufumi.
~ Yasufumi wins a main event match for the first time in his career. He then thanked Kojima for helping him as he is also one of his idols in the ring (his in ring attire, since W-1, also resembles Kojima’s).
~ He then thanked the fans who came out today and the support they have shown him throughout the years.