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WRESTLE-1 [W-1 vs TNA @ Ryogoku] results for March 2, 2014
FIGHTING ENTERTAINMENT WRESTLE-1 “KAISEN ~ OUTBREAK ~”, 3/2/2014 [Sun] 17:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
[PART 1 - W-1 Sanctioned Matches]
(1) Hiroshi Yamato, Andy Wu & Daiki Inaba w/ Panyan vs, Kazushi Miyamoto, NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA
◆Winner: Miyamoto (3:38) following the Million Dollar Buster (Neutralizer) on Inaba.
(2) Ryota Hama vs. Kikutaro
◆Winner: Hama (2:32) with the Hamaketsu (Hip Drop pin).
(3) Manabu Soya & Seiki Yoshioka vs. Ryoji Sai & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
◆Winner: Soya (6:10) following the Wild Bomber on KAZMA.
(4) Special Single Match: Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. Satoshi Kojima [NJPW]
◆Winner: Kojima (9:04) following a Lariat.
~ Yasufumi stated that he will continue to grow and one day claim the 3 count over Kojima.
~ W-1 announced that they will be returning to the Tokyo Dome City Hall on May 4 and then to the Ryogoku Kokugikan on July 6!
~ Kenta Kobashi joined the commentary team.
[PART 2 - W-1 vs TNA Sanctioned Matches]
(5) WRESTLE-1 vs TNA Tag Match: “Junior Stars” Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto vs. “Bad Influence” Christopher Daniels & Kazarian
◆Winner: Daniels (10:43) following the Bad Elimination on Minoru.
(6) TNA Women Offer Match: Gail Kim vs. Madison Rayne
◆Winner: Kim (5:26) following the Eat Defeat.
(7) WRESTLE-1 vs TNA Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama [Takayama Hall] vs Abyss
◆Winner: No Contest (6:45) Double foul.
~ The match ended up outside the ring where Abyss brought out his trademark thumbtacks and laid them out on the entrance ramp. Takayama ended up choke slammed onto the thumbtacks. Neither man would make it back to the ring and the ref deemed it a no-contest.
(8) WRESTLE-1 vs TNA Single Match: Masakatsu Funaki vs. Bobby Roode
◆Winner: Funaki (11:27) with an Ankle Hold.
~ Funaki stated that he wants to challenge Kurt Angle!
(9) WRESTLE-1 vs TNA Special 6 Man Tag Match: Keiji Mutoh, “X” = Taiyo Kea & Rob Terry vs. Samoa Joe, Masayuki Kono & Rene Dupree
~ Taiyo Kea is Mutoh’s special mystery partner!
◆Winner: Mutoh (13:34) following the Shining Wizard to Dupree.
~ Joe turned on Kono at the end of the match as he did not want to use cheap tactics against the other team. This set up Mutoh’s team to gain the edge and the victory.
~ Kea, who is still on a limited schedule because of school, stated that he feels really good and is in great condition. The best he has been in a long time. He said that there is still plenty for him to still do in the future.
~ Mutoh stated that he does not plan to retire at this team, even though the stipulation put forth by Kono trying to force Mutoh to retire. Mutoh also compared himself to Antonio Inoki and stated that he aims to bring up Rob Terry to be like Hulk Hogan. Mutoh believes that Terry has all the potential in the world to be a future star.
(10) TNA World Tag Championship 3WAY Match: [Champions] “The Wolves” Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards vs. [Challengers] “Team 246” Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo vs. [Challengers] “BroMans” Robbie E & Jessie Godderz
◆Winner: Godderz (12:45) following the Bro Down on Kaz.
~ The BroMans regain the TNA Tag belts.
~ Kaz stated that he wants rematch but just against Richards and Edwards, as the match was original scheduled to be.
(11) X-DIVISION Championship Match: [Champion] Austin Aries vs. [Challenger] Seiya Sanada
◆Winner: Sanada (17:40) with a Rounding Body Press (Moonsault).
~ Sanada becomes the new X-Division Champion.
~ Backstage, Sanada received congratulations from many wrestlers from W-1.
~ Manabu Soya also stated that Sanada is now clearly the “ace” of W-1.
~ Sanada stated that he is very grateful to be a champion in the second largest pro-wrestling organization in the world. He stated that he wants to prove himself as a top level champion. He looks forward to be able to compete abroad now as a champion and hopes to defend the belt in Japan in the future.
(12) TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Magnus vs. [Challenger] KAI
◆Winner: Magnus (14:37) following a Diving Elbow Drop.
~ Magnus retains the World Heavyweight belt.
~ Magnus applauded KAI for the match and that he is looking forward to the continued partnership between TNA & W-1.
~ KAI stated that underestimated the champion, but he is honored to have received the opportunity. KAI stated that he will take this opportunity to continue growing and learning and hopes to earn another title shot in the future. KAI closed it out by saying that the future looks exciting with the W-1 and TNA relationship.
~ Keiji Mutoh, as the Great Muta, and Seiya Sanada are scheduled to compete at TNA’s Lock Down PPV on March 9 in Miami, Florida.
~ Great Muta, Seiya Sanada & Tiger Uno vs. Christopher Daniels, Kazarian & Chris Sabin.