Posts tagged "Masakatsu Funaki"
  1. Notes: 3 / 1 month ago 

    WRESTLE-1 results for March 15, 2014

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    WRESTLE-1, 3/15/2014 [Sat] 18:00 @ KBS Hall in Kyoto
    650 Spectators

    (1) Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto vs. Hiroshi Yamato & Daiki Inaba
    Winner: Kanemoto (7:15) with a Moonsault Press on Inaba.

    (2) Ryota Hama & Andy Wu vs. NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA
    Winner: Hama (6:20) following the Hamakatsu on NOSAWA.

    (3) Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. Yoshihiro Takayama [Takayama Hall]
    Winner: Takayama (4:23) following a Running Knee Lift.

    (4) 8 Man Tag Match: Keiji Mutoh, Masakatsu Funaki, Kaz Hayashi & Rob Terry vs. Masayuki Kono, Ryoji Sai, KAZMA SAKAMOTO & Rene Dupree
    Winner: Funaki (12:46) following the Hybrid Blaster on KAZMA.

    (5) KAI vs. Seiki Yoshioka
    Winner: KAI (13:42) with the Splash Plancha.

    (6) TNA X-DIVISION #1 Contendership Extreme Royal:
    Order of Elimination: Wu, Inaba, Kikutaro, NOSAWA, Hama, Hayashi, MAZADA, KAZMA, Funaki, Sai, Takayama, Kanemoto, Yamato, Terry, Dupree, Tanaka, Yasufumi, Kono….
    Winner: Yoshioka (24:23) after sending KAI over the top rope.
    ~ Yoshioka earns the right to face Seiya Sanada for the X-DIVISION belt on March 22 at the Korakuen Hall.

    WRESTLE-1, 3/22/2014 [Sat] @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
    (-) TNA X-DIVISION Championship Match: [Champion] Seiya Sanada vs. [Challenger] Seiki Yoshioka

  2. Notes: 1 / 1 month ago 

    WRESTLE-1 results for March 14, 2014

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    WRESTLE-1, 3/14/2014 [Fri] 18:30 @ Takamatsu City Gymnasium in Kagawa

    700 Spectators

    (1) Kaz Hayashi & Andy Wu vs. Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto [FREE]
    Winner: Kanemoto (11:15) with an Ankle Hold on Wu.

    (2) Daiki Inaba vs. Hiroki Murase [Free]
    Winner: Murase (4:16) following a Lariat.

    (3) 1 vs 2 Handicap Match: Ryota Hama vs. NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA [both Gurentai]
    Winner: Hama (7:18) following a Running Body Press on NOSAWA & MAZADA.

    (4) Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. Ryoji Sai [ZERO1]
    Winner: Sai (9:48) via pinfall.

    (5) Yoshihiro Takayama [Takayama Hall] vs. Kikutato [Akiba]
    Winner: Takayama (6:13) with a Leg Split.

    (6) Hiroshi Yamato vs. Manabu Soya [FREE]
    Winner: Soya (15:02) following the Wild Bomber.

    (7) 6 Man Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki, Rob Terry & Daiki Inaba vs. Masayuki Kono, KAZMA SAKAMOTO & Rene Dupree
    Winner: Inaba (:41) via foul, following a chair attack by KAZMA.

    (8) 6 Man Tag Match: Keiji Mutoh, Masakatsu Funaki & Rob Terry vs. Masayuki Kono, KAZMA SAKAMOTO & Rene Dupree
    Winner: Funaki (11:17) following the Hybrid Blaster on KAZMA.

    (9) KAI vs. Seiki Yoshioka
    Winner: KAI (14:37) with the Splash Plancha.

  3. Notes: 3 / 1 month ago 

    WRESTLE-1 results for February 23, 2014

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    WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2014 WEST SIDE STORY, 2/23/2014 [Sun] 18:00 @
    Hiroshima Industrial Hall West Exhibition Hall

    (1) Hiroshi Yamato vs. Koji Kanemoto
    Winner: Kanemoto (5:55) with an Ankle Hold.

    (2) Ryota Hama vs. NOSAWA Rongai
    Winner: Hama (5:35) with the Hamaketsu.

    (3) Shu Shibutani vs. Hikaru Shida
    Winner: Shibutani (5:38) via pinfall.

    (4) Rob Terry & Andy Wu vs. Yoshihiro Takayama & MAZADA
    Winner: Terry (10:33) with an Avalanche Hold on MAZADA.

    (5) WRESTLE-1 vs DESPERADO Single 3 Match Series: Masakatsu Funaki vs. KAZMA SAKAMOTO
    Winner: Funaki (5:01) following the Hybrid Blaster.

    (6) WRESTLE-1 vs DESPERADO Single 3 Match Series: Manabu Soya vs. Masayuki Kono
    Winner: Kono (9:51) following a Running Knee.

    (7) WRESTLE-1 vs DESPERADO Single 3 Match Series: Seiya Sanada vs. Rene Dupree
    Winner: Sanada (6:10) with a Rounding Body Press.

    (8) 6 Man Tag Match: KAI, Yasufumi Nakanoueno & Seiki Yoshioka vs. Kaz Hayashi, Shuji Kondo & Minoru Tanaka
    Winner: KAI (18:37) with the Splash Plancha on Minoru.

    ~ Next show is on 2/25.. as usual the event card will be announced at the show.

  4. Notes: 3 / 1 month ago 

    WRESTLE-1 results for February 21, 2014

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    WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2014 “WEST SIDE STORY”, 2/21/2014 [Fri] 18:30 @ BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM, Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium, 2nd Stadium
    1,050 Spectators

    (1) Andy Wu & Panyan vs. NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA
    Winner: Andy (6:47) via pinfall on MAZADA

    (2) Shu Shibutani vas. Hikaru Shida
    Winner: Shibutani (5:07) via pinfall.

    (3) Ryota Hama vs. Yoshihiro Takayama
    Winner: Takayama (6:01) following a Running Knee Lift.

    (4) Keiji Mutoh & Rob Terry vs. Rene Dupree & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
    Winner: Mutoh (6:47) following a Shining Wizard on KAZMA.
    ~ DESPERADO’s Masayuki Kono came to challenge Mutoh for the Ryogoku show, he announced his partner to be TNA’s Samao Joe to take on Mutoh and Rob Terry. He also added a stipulation that when he does beat Mutoh, that Mutoh will be forced to retire.

    (5) Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto vs. Hiroshi Yamato & Daiki Inaba
    Winner: Minoru (10:45) with the Firebird Splash on Inaba.

    (6) Masakatsu Funaki vs. Ryoji Sai
    Winner: DRAW () Double Ring Out.
    ~ Rematch
    Winner: Funaki () via foul, DESPERADO interfered.

    (7) Manabu Soya vs. Masayuki Kono
    Winner: Kono (6:56) following a Knee Lift.
    ~ Soya stated that handicap of being 1 vs. DESPERADO was too much. But now that he is back it is once more time for the wild to freely flow.

    (8) 6 Man Tah Match: KAI, Yasufumi Nakanoueno & Seiki Yoshioka vs. Seiya Sanada, Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo
    Winner: KAI (16:51) with the Splash Plancha on Hayashi.

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    If you missed the news yesterday, more matches have been announced for the 3/2 Ryogoku show.

    FIGHTING ENTERTAINMENT WRESTLE-1 “WAR ~ OUTBREAK”, 3/2/2014 [Sun] 17:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo

    (pending) Keiji Mutoh & Rob Terry vs. Masayuki Kono & Samoa Joe

    (-) WRESTLE-1 vs TNA Single Match: Masakatsu Funaki vs. Bobby Roode

    (-) WRESTLE-1 vs TNA Tag Match: “Junior Stars” Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto vs. “Bad Influence” Christopher Daniels & Kazarian

    (-) X-DIVISION Championship Match: [Champion] (as of 3/2… currently Austin Aries) vs. [Challenger] Seiya Sanada

    (-) TNA World Tag Championship Match: [Champions] (as of 3/2… currently The Bromans) vs. [Challengers] Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo

    (-) TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] (as of 3/2… currently Magnus) vs. [Challenger] KAI

  5. Notes: 6 / 2 months ago 

    WRESTLE-1 results for Febraury 15, 2014 + TNA Title Matches Official for 3/2 Ryogoku

    imageWRESTLE-1 “WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2014 WEST SIDE STORY”, 2/15/2014 [Sat] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
    1,150 Spectators

    ~ Heavy snowfall in Tokyo once more which could blame for the lack in attendance. It even effected one of their own in Ryota Hama from being able to make it to the show.

    (1) TNA World Heavyweight Contendership Tournament Round 1: Masakatsu Funaki vs. Yasufumi Nakanoueno
    Winner: Funaki (7:40) following the Hybrid Blaster.
    ~ Funaki moves on to the final match later tonight.

    (2) TNA World Heavyweight Contendership Tournament Round 1: KAI vs. Minoru Tanaka
    Winner: KAI (7:42) with the LAT.
    ~ KAI moves on to the final match.
    ~ KAI stated that he will absolutely defeat Funaki later on tonight.

    (3) Shuri [WNC] vs. Kahoru Hinata [WNC]
    Winner: Shuri (6:16) following a High Kick.

    (4) “Kick-Ass” PR Match: Kick-Ass w/ Hit Girl vs. Black Death
    Winner: Kick-Ass (3:45) following a Shining Wizard.
    ~ Kick-Ass was noted to have been portrayed by Hiroshi Yamato. Hit Girl was Airi Mutoh, Keiji Mutoh’s daughter. Black Death was NOSAWA Rongai.

    (5) TNA World Tag Contendership Match: Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo vs. Masayuki Kono & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
    Winner: Haayshi (10:01) via pinfall on Kono.

    (6) TNA X-DIVISION Contendership Time Delay Battle Royal:
    1. Kazushi Miyamoto [Free]
    2. Seiki Yoshioka
    3. MAZADA [GURENTAI]
    4. Seiya Sanada
    5. KAZMA SAKAMOTO [Free]
    6. Daiki Inaba
    7. Mustafa [Rookie from Egypt training in W-1, Miyamoto’s bodyguard]
    8. Andy Wu
    9. Koji Kanemoto [Free]
    10. Yuji Hino [K-DOJO]
    11. Kikutaro [Free]
    12. Hiroshi Yamato
    13. NOSAWA Rongai [GURENTAI]
    14. Panyan
    15. Danshoku Dino [DDT]
    16. Masayuki Kono
    17. Yasufumi Nakanoueno
    18. Minoru Tanaka
    19. Manabu Soya … made an emergency return during the match to help aid Sanada.
    20. Yoshihiro Takayama
    Winner: Seiya Sanada (24:28) after sending Takayama over the top rope.
    ~ Sanada becomes the contender for the X-Division belt on 3.2.

    (7) TNA World Heavyweight Contendership Tournament Final Round: Masakatsu Funaki vs. KAI
    Winner: KAI (9:30) with the Splash Plancha.
    ~ KAI becomes the challenger for the World Heavyweight belt on the 3/2 Ryogoku show.
    ~ KAI stated that he has finally achieved the status as the “Ace of WRESTLE-1” and his next goal is to achieve a World class belt.
    ~ KAI closed the show by thanking the fans for coming out and supporting, but W-1 needs to strive for more. All the fans are W-1 and he hopes to see the continued growth in the future.
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    FIGHTING ENTERTAINMENT WRESTLE-1 WAR ~ OUTBREAK, 3/2/2014 [Sun] 17:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo

    (-) X-DIVISION Championship Match: [Champion] (as of 3/2… currently Austin Aries) vs. [Challenger] Seiya Sanada

    (-) TNA World Tag Championship Match: [Champions] (as of 3/2… currently The Bromans) vs. [Challengers] Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo

    (-) TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] (as of 3/2… currently Magnus) vs. [Challenger] KAI

  6. Notes: 2 / 2 months ago 

    WRESTLE-1 results for January 25, 2014

    WRESTLE-1 SUNRISE TOUR 2014, 1/25/2014 [Sat] 18:00 @ Kofu City Aimesse Yamanashi
    850 Spectators (packed)

    (1) Seiki Yoshioka vs. NOSAWA Rongai
    Winner: DRAW (3:06) DESPERADO interference.

    (2) Daiki Inaba vs. “Japanese Million Dollar Man” Kazushi Miyamoto
    Winner: Miyamoto (4:01) following the Million Dollar Driver.

    (3) Joshi Offer Match: Kaoru Ito vs. Sareee
    Winner: Ito (4:55) with a Spiral Bomb.

    (4) Ryota Hama vs. Kikutaro
    Winner: Hama (5:18) with the Raiden Drop.

    (5) Yasufumi Nakanoueno & Koji Kanemoto vs. Ryuichi Kawakami & Kazuki Hashimoto
    Winner: Nakanoueno (8:56) following the Nakaue (Elbow Smash) on Kazuki.

    (6) Shuji Kondo & Minoru Tanaka vs. Hiroshi Yamato & Gabai Jichan
    Winner: Minoru (4:50) via pinfall on Yamato.

    (7) 6 Man Tag Match: Rob Terry, Andy Wu & Panyan vs. Yoshihiro Takayama, NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA
    Winner: Andy (5:40) via pinfall on MAZADA.

    (8) Masakatsu Funaki vs. KAI
    Winner: Funaki (12:33) following the Hybrid Blaster.

    (9) 8 Man Tag Match: Keiji Mutoh, Seiya Sanada, Kaz Hayashi & Seiki Yoshioka vs. “DESPERADO” Masayuki Kono, Ryoji Sai, KAZMA SAKAMOTO & Rene Dupree
    Winner: Sanada (13:13) with a Rounding Body Press on KAZMA.

  7. Notes: 2 / 3 months ago 

    WRESTLE-1 results for December 23, 2013

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    WRESTLE-1 “WRESTLE-1 First Winter 2013 in TOKOROZAWA”, 12/23/2013 [Mon] 16:00 @ Tokorozawa Civic Gymnasium, Sub-arena in Saitama


    (1) Hiroshi Yamato vs. Daiki Inaba
    Winner: Yamato (4:40) following a Northern Light Bomb.

    (2) Emi Sakura vs. Riho
    Winner: Sakura (6:33) via pinfall.

    (3) Ryota Hama vs. NOSAWA Rongai
    Winner: Hama (5:55) with the Raiden Drop.

    (4) Andy Wu vs. MAZADA
    Winner: Wu (6:51) with a Pantera style Cross Knee Lock.

    (5) Lost Point Rule: Masakatsu Funaki vs. Yoshihiro Takayama
    Winner: Takayama (8:04) via TKO.

    (6) Koji Kanemoto vs. Seiki Yoshioka
    Winner: Kanemoto (9:32) with a Single-Leg Crab.

    (7) KAI & Minoru Tanaka vs. Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayshi [both BJW]
    Winner: Sekimoto (13:44) with a German Suplex Hold on Minoru.

    (8) 8 Man Tag Match: Seiya Sanada, Yasufumi Nakanoueno, Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo vs. Masayuki Kono, Kohei Sato, Ryoji Sai & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
    Winner: KAZMA (10:25) via pinfall on Sanada.

    (9) Seiya Sanada vs. KAZMA SAKAMOTO
    Winner: Sanada (4:57) with a Rounding Body Press.

    ~ W-1’s next show will be on 1/12 at the Korakuen Hall for the “WRESTLE-1 SUNRISE TOUR 2014”.

  8. Notes: 2 / 3 months ago 

    WRESTLE-1 results for December 22, 2013


    WRESTLE-1 First Winter 2013 in SANJO [Sun] 16:00 @ Sanjo Welfare Hall in Niigata

    950 Spectators

    (1) MAZADA vs. Andy Wu
    ◆Winner: MAZADA (5:54) with the Masada-Otoshi (Masada Driver).

    (2) Emi Sakura vs. Riho
    ◆Winner: Riho (6:27) following a Running Knee.

    (3) Ryota Hama vs. Daiki Inaba
    ◆Winner: Hama (4:20) with the Raiden (Thunder) Drop.

    (4) Masakatsu Funaki & Hiroshi Yamato vs. Yoshihiro Takayama & NOSAWA Rongai
    ◆Winner: Funaki (9:30) following the Hybrid Blaster on NOSAWA.

    (5) Koji Kanemoto vs. Seiki Yoshioka
    ◆Winner: Kanemoto (9:03) with a heel hold.

    (6) KAI vs. Minoru Tanaka
    ◆Winner: KAI (11:05) with the Splash Plancha.

    (7) Seiya Sanada vs. KAZMA SAKAMOTO
    ◆Winner: No Contest (4:03) Masayuki Kono came out.
    ~ Yasufumi then joined with Sanada… match was restarted as a tag match.

    (8) Seiya Sanada & Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. Masayuki Kono & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
    ◆Winner: Sanada (1:31) via foul, Kohei Sato & Ryoji Sai interfered.
    ~ Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo came out to make the save.

    (9) Seiya Sanada, Kaz Hayashi, Shuji Kondo & Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. Masayuki Kono, Kohei Sato, Ryoji Sai & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
    ◆Winner: KAZMA (10:05) with a School Boy trip on Sanada.
    ~ Sanada demanded for a rematch against KAZMA.

    (10) Seiya Sanada vs. KAZMA SAKAMOTO
    ◆Winner: Sanada (5:07) with a Rounding Body Press (Moonsault).

  9. Notes: 3 / 5 months ago 

    DRADITION [Leona Fujinami’s Debut] results for November 19, 2013

    DRADITON “BATTLE NEW STAGE ~ Return to the origin ~”, 11/19/2013 [Tue] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

    (1) Ryuta Hasumi’s Debut Match: Alexander Otsuka [AODC] vs. Ryuta Hasumi
    Winner: Otsuka (4:08) with a Boston Crab.
    ~ Hasumi tried to show fight in the match, but the veteran overpowered and out-skilled him for the win.

    (2) 6 Man Tag Match: Mitsuya Nagai, Bear Fukuda [SECRET BASE] & Nobuyuki Kurashima vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa [Free], Shinya Ishikawa [BJW] & Kazuki Hashimoto [BJW]
    Winner: Ishikawa (17:18) following a Missile Kick to Kurashima.

    (3) Hiro Saito vs. AKIRA [WNC]
    Winner: AKIRA (10:29) with the GROWING UP (pinhold).
    ~ Hiro Saito celebrated his 35th Anniversary as a pro-wrestler today, but it is bitter-sweet as he got rolled-up into a pinfall.

    (4) Leona Fujinami’s Debut Match: Masakatsu Funaki [WRESTLE-1] vs. LEONA
    Winner: Funaki (7:48) following the Hybrid Blaster.
    ~ The second generation Fujinami official made his debut, but suffered defeat to the veteran Funaki. LEONA was in tears as he thanked everyone for the support and as he now officially begins the next step in his career as a professional wrestler.
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    (5) Semi-final: Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW] & Alexander Otsuka [AODC] vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara [Fujiwara-gumi] & Akitoshi Saito [Free]
    ~ Riki Choshu was unable to compete, Alexander Otsuka too his place.
    Winner: Sekimoto (14:10) with a Ground Cobra Twist Hold on Saito.
    ~ Saito stated that he wants a singles rematch against Sekimoto.

    (6) Main Event: Tatsumi Fujinami & Koji Kanemoto [Free] vs. The First Tiger Mask [RJPW] & Naomichi Marufuji [NOAH]
    Winner: Fujinami (10:30) with a Backslide on Tiger Mask.
    ~ Kanemoto asked for a singles match against Fujinami, it appeared that Fujinami gave a positive response to the request.
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  10. Notes: 6 / 5 months ago 

    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
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    ◆Winner:
    Styles (18:24) with the Calf Killer.
    ~ Styles successful TNA title defense.
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    ~ 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.
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  11. Notes: 7 / 5 months ago 

    [DRADITION News] Tatsumi Fujinami held a public training session with his son Leona Fujinami [20] at the NishiChofu Kakutogi Arena (West Chofu Martial Arts Arena) in the greater Tokyo area.

    Leona has been training for a year and a half now and is eager to make his debut on Novenver 19 against Masakatsu Funaki. Leona’s father has been behind him since day one of his announcement of his decision to become a professional wrestler and nothing has been handed to him in terms of his training.

    Leona also announced that he will be going by “LEONA” as his official ring name at this time. Leona stated that he wants to establish himself as a wrestler and that he wants to inherit the family name when he feels that he has indeed earned the name.

    Leona showcased a few moves during the practice to from a “key lock”, “headscissors”, and even a staple move of his fathers in a “Dragon Screw”.

    The second generation “Dragon” has a long road ahead, but he is clearly already determined to make the future his own.

    Below is the full card for the upcoming show…

    DRADITON “BATTLE NEW STAGE ~ Return to the origin ~”, 11/19/2013 [Tue] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

    (1) Ryuta Hasumi’s Debut Match: Alexander Otsuka [AODC] vs. Ryuta Hasumi
    (2) 6 Man Tag Match: Mitsuya Nagai, Bear Fukuda [SECRET BASE] & Nobuyuki Kurashima vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa [Free], Shinya Ishikawa [BJW] & Kazuki Hashimoto [BJW]
    (3) Hiro Saito vs. AKIRA [WNC]
    (4) Leona Fujinami’s Debut Match: Masakatsu Funaki [WRESTLE-1] vs. LEONA

    (5) Semi-final: Riki Choshu [RikiPro] & Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW] vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara [Fujiwara-gumi] & Akitoshi Saito [Free]

    (6) Main Event: Tatsumi Fujinami & Koji Kanemoto [Free] vs. The First Tiger Mask [RJPW] & Naomichi Marufuji [NOAH]

  12. Notes: 4 / 6 months ago 

    WRESTLE-1 results for October 14, 2013

    WRESTLE-1 “First Trip Tour”, 10/14/2013 [Mon] 17:00 @ Yamagata City Comprehensive Sports Center, 2nd Hall
    850 Spectators (overcrowded)

    (1) Kaz Hayashi, Shuji Kondo & Koji Kanemoto vs. Hiroshi Yamato, Seiki Yoshioka & El Hijo del Panteta
    Winner: Kanemoto (9:30) with an Moonsault Press on Seiki.

    (2) Joshi Offer Match: Kyoko Kimura vs. Hibiscus Mii
    Winner: Kimura (7:57) following a Front High Kick.

    (3) Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. MAZADA
    Winner: No Contest (:31) Rene Dupree interfered.

    (4) Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. Rene Dupree
    Winner: DRAW (5:53) No Contest, the rest of Desperado interfered.
    ~ Funaki made the save and accepted the challenge against Kono, Sai and KAZMA for a handicap match later on tonight.

    (5) Ryota Hama vs. MAZADA
    Winner: Hama (5:20) with tha Raiden (Thunder) Drop.

    (6) Minoru Tanaka vs. HUB
    Winner: DRAW (11:51) double ring out.

    (7) 1 vs 3 Handicap Match: Masakatsu Funaki vs. “Desperado” Masayuki Kono, Ryoji Sai & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
    Winner: Funaki (0:47) via foul, Sai assaulted the referee.
    ~ Keiji Mutoh and Yasufumi Nakanoueno made the save for Funaki, a 6 man tag match was set in place.

    (8) Keiji Mutoh, Masakatsu Funaki & Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. “Desperado” Masayuki Kono, Ryoji Sai & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
    Winner: Kono (11:44) following a Knee Lift on Nakanoueno.
    ~ Desperado continued their rampage after the match, but Yamato came out to give Funaki’s team the edge they needed to get Desperado out of the arena.

    (9) KAI vs. Seiya Sanada
    Winner: KAI (13:22) with the Splash Plancha.
    ~ KAI and Sanada end this tour and now sit with 4-4 against one another in W-1 in terms of singles action.
    ~ KAI once again asked for this to finally end.
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    ~ Next up is Hiroshi Yamato’s self produced charity show on October 26th at Oamishirasato City Arena, Sub-arena.
    ~ The next true “tour” will begin on November 16th and will run to December 1st.

  13. Notes: 1 / 6 months ago 

    WRESTLE-1 results for October 10, 2013

    WRESTLE-1 “WRESTLE-1 ~ First Trip Tour”, 10/10/2013 [Thu] 18:30 @ Akita Base Point Center Arve
    450 Spectators

    (1) Daiki Inaba vs. El Hijo del Pantera
    Winner: Inaba (5:22) with a Moonsault Press.
    ~ Inaba wins his first singles match in Japan.

    (2) Kyoko Kimura [Free] vs. Hibiscus Mii [Ryuku Dragon]
    Winner: Mii (7:41) via pinfall.

    (3) Kaz Hayashi vs. Ryota Ham
    Winner: Hama (5:30) with a Raiden (Thunder) Drop.

    (4) Shuji Kondo & Minoru Tanaka vs. MAZADA [Tokyo Gurentai] & HUB [Free]
    Winner: Minoru (8:01) with a “Higi” Ground Cobra on MAZADA.

    (5) Hiroshi Yamato vs. NOSAWA Rongai
    Winner: Yamato (8:35) following a Northern Light Bomb.

    (6) Koji Kanemoto vs. Seiki Yoshioka
    Winner: DRAW (9:25) No Contest, DESPERADO interfered.
    ~ Kono, Dupree, Sai & KAZMA came out and forced the stop of the match.
    ~ Funaki & Nakanoueno came out to make the save and an 8 man tag match was set in place.

    (7) Masakatsu Funaki, Yasufumi Nakanoueno, Koji Kanemoto & Seiki Yoshioka vs. “DESPERADO” Masayuki Kono, Rene Dupree, Ryoji Sai [ZERO1] & KAZMA SAKAMOTO [Free]
    Winner: Kono (13:05) following a Knee Lift to Seiki.

    (8) KAI vs. Seiya Sanada
    Winner: Sanada (12:28) with a Moonsault Press.
    ~ Sanada is now 4-3 over KAI.

  14. Notes: 2 / 6 months ago 

    WRESTLE-1 results for October 8, 2013

    WRESTLE-1 “WRESTLE-1 ~ First Trip Tour”, 10/8/2013 [Tue] 18:30 @ Aizu-Wakamatsu City Kawahigashi General Gymnasium in Fukushima
    950 Spectators

    (1) Hiroshi Yamato, Daiki Inaba & El Hijo del Pantera [WNC/Mexico] vs. NOSAWA Rongai [Tokyo Gurentai], MAZADA [Tokyo Gurentai] & HUB [Free]
    Winner: Yamato (7:54) following a Northern Light Bomb on NOSAWA.

    (2) Kyoko Kimura [Free] vs. Hibiscus Mii [Ryuku Dragon]
    Winner: Mii (7:03) via pinfall.

    (3) Ryota Hama vs. Taro Nohashi [Michinoku]
    Winner: Hama (5:50) with a Raiden Drop.

    (4) Koji Kanemoto [Free] vs. Seiki Yoshioka
    Winner: Kanemoto (8:56) with a Tiger Suplex Hold.

    (5) KAI & Shuji Kondo vs. Seiya Sanada & Minoru Tanaka
    Winner: Sanada (10:50) with a Japanese Leg Roll Clutch on KAI.

    (6) Kaz Hayashi vs. Rene Dupree
    Winner: Dupree (11:44) with the Dupree Driver (Michinoku Driver II).
    ~ Desperado (Kono, Sai & KAZMA) came out after the match and helped Dupree continue the assault on Kaz.

    (7) Keiji Mutoh, Masakatsu Funaki & Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. “DESPERADO” Masayuki Kono, Ryoji Sai [ZERO1] & KAZMA SAKAMOTO [Free]
    Winner: Kono (13:14) following the Knee Lift on Nakanoueno.
    ~ Dupree then came out to give a return assist to Desperado, and it appears that Dupree has officially joined the group.
    ~ Mutoh and Funaki eventually got the group out of the ring and Mutoh properly closed the show. Mutoh also mentioned that Nakanoueno still has a ways to go still.

    WRESTLE-1 First Trip Tour details
    http://keepingthespiritalive.tumblr.com/post/63388034175/wrestle-1-news-w-1-announced-the-competitors-who

  15. Notes: 2 / 6 months ago 
    [WRESTLE-1 News] W-1 announced the competitors who will take part in the October “WRESTLE-1 First Trip Tour” which runs for a total of 5 more days until the 14th.WRESTLE-1 “WRESTLE-1 ~ First Trip Tour”, 10/8/2013 [Tue] 18:30 @ Aizu-Wakamatsu City Kawahigashi General Gymnasium in Fukushimascheduled to compete: Keiji MutohMasakatsu FunakiKaz Hayashi Shuji KondoMinoru TanakaMasayuki KonoKAISeiya SanadaHiroshi YamatoRyota HamaYasufumi NakanouenoDaiki InabaSeiki YoshiokaKoji Kanemoto [Free]Ryoji Sai [ZERO1]NOSAWA Rongai [Tokyo Gurentai]MAZADA [Tokyo Gurentai]KAZMA SAKAMOTO [Free]HUB [Free]Taro Nohashi [Michinoku]Rene Dupree [Canada]El Hijo del Pantera [WNC/Mexico]Hibiscus Mii [Ryuku Dragon]Kyoko Kimura [Free]WRESTLE-1 “WRESTLE-1 ~ First Trip Tour”, 10/9/2013 [Wed] 18:30 @ Sakata City Gymnasium in Yamagatascheduled to compete: Keiji MutohMasakatsu FunakiKaz Hayashi Shuji KondoMinoru TanakaMasayuki KonoKAISeiya SanadaHiroshi YamatoRyota HamaYasufumi NakanouenoDaiki InabaSeiki YoshiokaKoji Kanemoto [Free]Ryoji Sai [ZERO1]NOSAWA Rongai [Tokyo Gurentai]MAZADA [Tokyo Gurentai]Kikutaro [Akiba Pro]KAZMA SAKAMOTO [Free]HUB [Free]Rene Dupree [Canada]El Hijo del Pantera [WNC/Mexico]Hibiscus Mii [Ryuku Dragon]Kyoko Kimura [Free]WRESTLE-1 “WRESTLE-1 ~ First Trip Tour”, 10/10/2013 [Thu] 18:30 @ Akita Base Point Center Arvescheduled to compete: Keiji MutohMasakatsu FunakiKaz Hayashi Shuji KondoMinoru TanakaMasayuki KonoKAISeiya SanadaHiroshi YamatoRyota HamaYasufumi NakanouenoDaiki InabaSeiki YoshiokaKoji Kanemoto [Free]Ryoji Sai [ZERO1]NOSAWA Rongai [Tokyo Gurentai]MAZADA [Tokyo Gurentai]Kikutaro [Akiba Pro]KAZMA SAKAMOTO [Free]HUB [Free]Rene Dupree [Canada]El Hijo del Pantera [WNC/Mexico]Hibiscus Mii [Ryuku Dragon]Kyoko Kimura [Free]WRESTLE-1 “WRESTLE-1 ~ First Trip Tour”, 10/12/2013 [Sat] 18:00 @ Hachinohe Seagull View Hotel Gymnasiumscheduled to compete: Keiji MutohMasakatsu FunakiKaz Hayashi Shuji KondoMinoru TanakaMasayuki KonoKAISeiya SanadaHiroshi YamatoRyota HamaYasufumi NakanouenoDaiki InabaSeiki YoshiokaKoji Kanemoto [Free]Ryoji Sai [ZERO1]NOSAWA Rongai [Tokyo Gurentai]MAZADA [Tokyo Gurentai]Kikutaro [Akiba Pro]KAZMA SAKAMOTO [Free]HUB [Free]Rene Dupree [Canada]El Hijo del Pantera [WNC/Mexico]Hibiscus Mii [Ryuku Dragon]Kyoko Kimura [Free]WRESTLE-1 “First Trip Tour”, 10/14/2013 [Mon] 17:00 @ Yamagata City Comprehensive Sports Center, 2nd Hallscheduled to compete: Keiji MutohMasakatsu FunakiKaz Hayashi Shuji KondoMinoru TanakaMasayuki KonoKAISeiya SanadaHiroshi YamatoRyota HamaYasufumi NakanouenoDaiki InabaSeiki YoshiokaKoji Kanemoto [Free]Ryoji Sai [ZERO1]NOSAWA Rongai [Tokyo Gurentai]MAZADA [Tokyo Gurentai]KAZMA SAKAMOTO [Free]HUB [Free]Rene Dupree [Canada]El Hijo del Pantera [WNC/Mexico]Hibiscus Mii [Ryuku Dragon]Kyoko Kimura [Free]

    [WRESTLE-1 News] W-1 announced the competitors who will take part in the October “WRESTLE-1 First Trip Tour” which runs for a total of 5 more days until the 14th.

    WRESTLE-1 “WRESTLE-1 ~ First Trip Tour”, 10/8/2013 [Tue] 18:30 @ Aizu-Wakamatsu City Kawahigashi General Gymnasium in Fukushima

    scheduled to compete:
    Keiji Mutoh
    Masakatsu Funaki
    Kaz Hayashi
    Shuji Kondo
    Minoru Tanaka
    Masayuki Kono
    KAI
    Seiya Sanada
    Hiroshi Yamato
    Ryota Hama
    Yasufumi Nakanoueno
    Daiki Inaba
    Seiki Yoshioka
    Koji Kanemoto [Free]
    Ryoji Sai [ZERO1]
    NOSAWA Rongai [Tokyo Gurentai]
    MAZADA [Tokyo Gurentai]
    KAZMA SAKAMOTO [Free]
    HUB [Free]
    Taro Nohashi [Michinoku]
    Rene Dupree [Canada]
    El Hijo del Pantera [WNC/Mexico]
    Hibiscus Mii [Ryuku Dragon]
    Kyoko Kimura [Free]

    WRESTLE-1 “WRESTLE-1 ~ First Trip Tour”, 10/9/2013 [Wed] 18:30 @ Sakata City Gymnasium in Yamagata
    scheduled to compete:
    Keiji Mutoh
    Masakatsu Funaki
    Kaz Hayashi
    Shuji Kondo
    Minoru Tanaka
    Masayuki Kono
    KAI
    Seiya Sanada
    Hiroshi Yamato
    Ryota Hama
    Yasufumi Nakanoueno
    Daiki Inaba
    Seiki Yoshioka
    Koji Kanemoto [Free]
    Ryoji Sai [ZERO1]
    NOSAWA Rongai [Tokyo Gurentai]
    MAZADA [Tokyo Gurentai]
    Kikutaro [Akiba Pro]
    KAZMA SAKAMOTO [Free]
    HUB [Free]
    Rene Dupree [Canada]
    El Hijo del Pantera [WNC/Mexico]
    Hibiscus Mii [Ryuku Dragon]
    Kyoko Kimura [Free]

    WRESTLE-1 “WRESTLE-1 ~ First Trip Tour”, 10/10/2013 [Thu] 18:30 @ Akita Base Point Center Arve
    scheduled to compete:
    Keiji Mutoh
    Masakatsu Funaki
    Kaz Hayashi
    Shuji Kondo
    Minoru Tanaka
    Masayuki Kono
    KAI
    Seiya Sanada
    Hiroshi Yamato
    Ryota Hama
    Yasufumi Nakanoueno
    Daiki Inaba
    Seiki Yoshioka
    Koji Kanemoto [Free]
    Ryoji Sai [ZERO1]
    NOSAWA Rongai [Tokyo Gurentai]
    MAZADA [Tokyo Gurentai]
    Kikutaro [Akiba Pro]
    KAZMA SAKAMOTO [Free]
    HUB [Free]
    Rene Dupree [Canada]
    El Hijo del Pantera [WNC/Mexico]
    Hibiscus Mii [Ryuku Dragon]
    Kyoko Kimura [Free]

    WRESTLE-1 “WRESTLE-1 ~ First Trip Tour”, 10/12/2013 [Sat] 18:00 @ Hachinohe Seagull View Hotel Gymnasium
    scheduled to compete:
    Keiji Mutoh
    Masakatsu Funaki
    Kaz Hayashi
    Shuji Kondo
    Minoru Tanaka
    Masayuki Kono
    KAI
    Seiya Sanada
    Hiroshi Yamato
    Ryota Hama
    Yasufumi Nakanoueno
    Daiki Inaba
    Seiki Yoshioka
    Koji Kanemoto [Free]
    Ryoji Sai [ZERO1]
    NOSAWA Rongai [Tokyo Gurentai]
    MAZADA [Tokyo Gurentai]
    Kikutaro [Akiba Pro]
    KAZMA SAKAMOTO [Free]
    HUB [Free]
    Rene Dupree [Canada]
    El Hijo del Pantera [WNC/Mexico]
    Hibiscus Mii [Ryuku Dragon]
    Kyoko Kimura [Free]

    WRESTLE-1 “First Trip Tour”, 10/14/2013 [Mon] 17:00 @ Yamagata City Comprehensive Sports Center, 2nd Hall
    scheduled to compete:
    Keiji Mutoh
    Masakatsu Funaki
    Kaz Hayashi
    Shuji Kondo
    Minoru Tanaka
    Masayuki Kono
    KAI
    Seiya Sanada
    Hiroshi Yamato
    Ryota Hama
    Yasufumi Nakanoueno
    Daiki Inaba
    Seiki Yoshioka
    Koji Kanemoto [Free]
    Ryoji Sai [ZERO1]
    NOSAWA Rongai [Tokyo Gurentai]
    MAZADA [Tokyo Gurentai]
    KAZMA SAKAMOTO [Free]
    HUB [Free]
    Rene Dupree [Canada]
    El Hijo del Pantera [WNC/Mexico]
    Hibiscus Mii [Ryuku Dragon]
    Kyoko Kimura [Free]

     
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