WRESTLE-1 “WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2014 First Championship Tournament”, 10/8/2014 [Thu] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Yasufumi Nakanoue, Andy Wu, Daiki Inaba & Hiroki Murase vs. Yusuke Kodama, Koji Doi, Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio & Rionne Fujiwara
◆Winner: Kuroshio (9:01) with the Ikemenrana on Andy.
(2) TAJIRI & El Hilo del Pantera vs. NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA (both Tokyo Gurentai)
◆Winner: MAZADA (5:06) following the Masada Driver on Pantera.
(3) AKIRA vs. Manabu Soya
◆Winner: AKIRA (7:57) with the AKR48.
~ Following the loss, Soya stated that he wants to quit WRESTLE-1, but AKIRA intervened and stated that he would like to join Soya as a tag team.
~ Soya acknowledged AKIRA’s statement and it appears we will have a new group in W-1.
(4) WRESTLE-1 Championship Tournament Semi-final Match: KAI vs. Shuji Kondo
◆Winner: KAI (10:50) with the Splash Plancha.
~ KAI moves on the finals.
(5) WRESTLE-1 Championship Tournament Semi-final Match: Masakatsu Funaki vs. Masayuki Kono
◆Winner: Kono (7:10) following the Giant Knee.
~ Funaki was going for the win in the match, but TAJIRI who recently joined Funaki to help train for this match turned on him. (Didn’t see that coming…) TAJIRI set up the opening for Kono to capitalize and get the big win.
~ TAJIRI officially aligned himself with DESPERADO, and blasted Funaki in the face with a green mist.
~ Kono moves on the final match.
W-1 announced that “El Patron” Alberto will be competing for the promotion at the November 1st show at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.
(6) WRESTLE-1 vs DESPERADO Tag Match: Hiroshi Yamato & Ryota Hama vs. Ryoji Sai & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
◆Winner: Hama (6:12) with a Reverse Splash, from the 2nd rope, on KAZMA.
(7) Kaz Hayashi & Minoru Tanaka vs. Seiya Sanada & Seiki Yoshioka
◆Winner: Minoru (10:48) with the Minoru Special on Seiki.
~ Sanada continued to provoke Mutoh.
(8) WRESTLE-1 Championship Tournament Final Match: KAI vs. Masayuki Kono
◆Winner: Kono (17:57) following a Shining Wizard.
~ Kono becomes the first ever WRESTLE-1 Champion.
~ Kono stated that it is his right as champion to nominate his first defense, and he chose Keiji Mutoh. Kono stated that he wants the match at the upcoming Ryogoku Kokugikan show, and that it will also be Mutoh’s retirement match. [As he will make Mutoh retire, for clarification sake.]