WRESTLE-1 “WRESTLE-1~First Trip Tour”, 10/6/2013 [Sun] 17:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
1,750 Spectators (overcrowded)
(1) Daiki Inaba vs. El Hijo del Pantera [WNC]
◆Winner: Pantera (4:58) following a Swanton Bomb.
(2) Masayuki Kono vs. Yasufumi Nakanoueno
◆Winner: Kono (4:27) following a Knee Lift.
(3) Maki Narumiya [Ice Ribbon] vs. AKINO [OZ Azademy]
◆Winner: AKINO (11:00) following a Wrist Clutch style Exploder.
(4) “Tokyo Gurentai” NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA vs. Ryota Hama & Hiroshi Yamato
◆Winner: Hama (8:26) with a Raiden Drop on MAZADA.
(5) Seiki Yoshioka vs. Koji Kanemoto [Free]
◆Winner: Kanemoto (7:38) with an Ankle Hold.
~ Seiki made the appeal for this match to take place and he got his wish.
~ Kanemoto gave Seiki some acknowledgment for the match, but that he still has a ways to go.
(6) Kaz Hayashi vs. Manabu Nakanishi [NJPW]
~ Kaz was the first one up to get his “heavyweight” challenge match and he got just that in NJPW’s super heavyweight.
~ Kaz used his speed to his advantage to land several of his key moves, and even countered a previous backbreaker attempt. Hayashi though would find himself trapped though once Nakanishi locked in the move.
◆Winner: Nakanishi (7:02) with an Argentine Backbreaker.
~ Sanada came out to greet the fans and made his first public appearance in the ring since joining W-1 on October 1st. Sanada said that “I am now on the cover of the event brochures.”
~ KAI’s music then hit the stage and he made his way into the ring.
~ KAI stated that “I am the cover .. and that Sanada has changed since being in Canada.”
~ Sanada then asks KAI for a fight and put his hand out for KAI to shake it.
~ KAI refused and left the ring.
~ It seems there will be a 5th showdown will happen tonight to end this once and for all.
(7) Masakatsu Funaki vs. Masayuki Kono, Ryoji Sai [ZERO1] & KAZMA [Free]
◆Winner: Funaki (:35) via foul, 3 on 1 assault, referee had no control.
~ Kono’s group is now known officially as DESPERADO (デスペラード).
~ Mutoh’s music then played through the arena and he and Jeff Jarrett came out together to the ring.
(Rematch) Masakatsu Funaki, Keiji Mutoh & Jeff Jarrett vs. Masayuki Kono, Ryoji Sai [ZERO1] & KAZMA [Free]
~ The final part of the match saw Funaki close to getting the win over KAZMA following a high kick, but Sai pulled the ref out of the ring. Sai came into the ring with a chair, but Funaki countered the intended and Sai hit Kono, Funaki then dropped Sai with a kick. KAZMA then grabbed the chair, but was met by a guitar smash by Jarrett. Mutoh then lined up the Shining Wizard and hit KAZMA. This left it open for Funaki to deliver the Hybrid Blaster for the win.
◆Winner: Funaki (13:24) following the Hybrid Blaster on KAZMA.
~ After the match, Mutoh requested for the cooperation to continue between himself and Jarrett in the future. Mutoh and Jarrett then shook hands.
(8) Minoru vs. Yoshihiro Takayama [Takayama Hall]
~ Minoru Tanaka appears to be just going by Minoru now once more, and came out to the ring to wait for his singles challenger. Then Takayama’s theme began playing and a large outcry from the fans was heard. Minoru kept the pace on his side by using his speed and high flying ability. He event managed to get the big man down following a low dropkick then another dropkick to his face. In the end Takayama proved to be too powerful as he delivered multiple German’s to tire out Minoru.
◆Winner: Takayama (10:10) with an Everest German Suplex Hold.
(9) Shuji Kondo vs. Yuji Okabayashi [BJW]
~ Shuji Kondo also got his wish for a singles competition against a heavyweight as faced off against Okabayashi.
~ Both men showed their power against one another and Kondo showed that he has a lot more experience on his side.
~ Kondo stated that he wants a match against Sekimoto next.
◆Winner: Kondo (11:21) following the King Kong Lariat.
(10) KAI vs. Seiya Sanada
~ the match was back and forth with the two giving everything they had against one another. Sanada countered the LAT into a stunner and set up KAI for a running elbow, KAI countered and delivered the LAT and tried to follow it up with the Plancha. Sanda would catch him on the top rope and deliver and an Avalanche (top rope) style Brainbuster, but he would be unable to make the pin. Both men got to their feet and began an elbow battle. KAI would make the break as he pelted Sanada with repeated kicks. Sanada would not fall down and delivered 2 more elbows. KAI would land another kick then threw a super kick.
Sanada then hit a lariat out of nowhere and delivered a tiger suplex and then hit a moonsault press… but KAI moved out of the way.
KAI would throw another superkick which finally staggered Sanada, he then delivered the LAT, but a kickout at 2. KAI signaled for the end and dropped Sanada into a Powerbomb pin, but against Sanada kicked out at 2. Sanada was out of it though which led to KAI being able to land the Splash Plancha from the top rope for the 3 count.
◆Winner: KAI (15:50) with the Splash Plancha.
~ KAI is now 3-2 over Sanada since the formation of W-1.
~ KAI stated that this is the final match between us for the time being.
~ Sanada refused to accept the lose, and for this to be it. Sanada said “let me try one more time”.
~ KAI said that today was the last, and it time for these two to find their own in W-1.
~ KAI closed out the show by thanking all of the fans for coming out to see WRESTLE-1. Event though the promotion is still young in its life, it is great to see all of the fans coming out to support and encourage us all.
~ KAI screamed out that he is the “ace of WRESTLE-1”.