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  1. 1 week ago 

    WRESTLE-1 results for July 16, 2014

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    WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2014 After The IMPACT, 7/16/2014 [Wed] 18:30 @ Matsumoto Shinshu Sky Park in Nagano

    (1) Shuji Kondo vs. Andy Wu
    ◆Winner: Kondo (11:08) following a King Kong Lariat.


    (2) El Hijo del Pantera vs. Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio
    ◆Winner: Kuroshio (8:28) via pinfall.

    (3) Ryota Hama & Kikutaro vs. NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA
    ◆Winner: Kikutaro (14:00) via pinfall on NOSAWA.

    (4) Masakatsu Funaki vs. Rene Dupree
    ◆Winner: Funaki (12:20) following the Hybrid Blaster.

    (5) Minoru Tanaka & Yasufumi Nakanoue vs. Yusuke Kodama & Koji Doi
    ◆Winner: Minoru (12:22) with a Cross Knee Bar on Doi.

    (6) 6 Man Tag Match: KAI, Hiroshi Yamato & Manabu Soya [FREE] vs. Masayuki Kono, Ryoji Sai [ZERO1] & KAZMA SAKAMOTO [FREE]
    ◆Winner
    : Soya (19:34) following the Wild Bomber on KAZMA.

    ~ The next show is on July 21st…

    WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2014 After The IMPACT, 7/21/2014 [Mon] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
    () 6 Man Tag Match: Hiroshi Yamato, Minoru Tanaka & Ryota Hama vs. Yoshihiro Takayama, NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA
    () Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo vs. KAZMA SAKAMOTO & Rene Dupree
    () 6 Man Tag Match: Andy Wu, Daiki Inaba & Hiroki Murase vs. Koji Doi, Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio & Rionne Fujiwara
    () Yasufumi Nakanoue vs. Yusuke Kodama

    () Zero1 Sanctioned Fire Festival 2014 A Block Match: KAI vs. Ryoji Sai [ZERO1]

    () Special Tag Match: Keiji Mutoh & Masakatsu Funaki vs. TAJIRI & AKIRA

    () Manabu Soya [FREE] vs. Masayuki Kono

  2. 2 weeks ago 

    WRESTLE-1 results for July 12, 2014

    imageWRESTLE-1 TOUR 2014 After The IMPACT, 7/12/2014 [Sat] 18:00 @ Izumo Gymnasium in Shimane
    500 Spectators

    (1) Andy Wu vs. NOSAWA Rongai [Tokyo Gurentai]
    Winner: NOSAWA (8:26) with an Ultra High School Class La Magistral.

    (2) Shuji Kondo vs. Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio
    Winner: Kondo (10:13) following the King Kong Lariat.

    (3) Ryota Hama vs. El Hijo del Pantera
    Winner: Hama (6:04) with the Hamaketsu.

    (4) Yasufumi Nakanoue & Hiroki Murase vs. Yusuke Kodama & Koji Doi
    Winner: Kodama (12:25) with a Corkscrew Moonsault on Murase.

    (5) Masaktsu Funaki & Minoru Tanaka vs. TAJIRI & MAZADA (Tokyo Gurentai)
    Winner: Funaki (15:31) following the Hybrid Blaster on MAZADA.

    (6) 6 Man Tag Match: KAI, Hiroshi Yamato & Manabu Soya [FREE] vs. “DESPERADO” Masayuki Kono, KAZMA SAKAMOTO [FREE] & Rene Dupree
    Winner: KAI (12:57) with the Splash Plancha on KAZMA.

    [WRESTLE-1 Upcoming Events Update] July 12th to July 21st.
    http://keepingthespiritalive.tumblr.com/post/91151961115/wrestle-1-upcoming-events-update-july-12th-to

  3. Notes: 1 / 3 weeks ago 

    [WRESTLE-1 News] W-1 held a full press event today following their show yesterday at the Ryogoku Kokugikan.

    First up, Seiya Sanada announced that he indeed signed a contract with TNA Wrestling. He already had a contract that allowed him to compete in both promotion as an expedition as a lot of talent do, but Sanada stated that there is no way for him to surpass “Great Muta” if he remains in Japan. Sanada stated that right now he is making TNA his priority as far as it leads to achieving his future goals.

    The new ZERO1 World Heavyweight Champion Masakatsu Funaki then came out. Funaki said that looking back he knows that Kohei Sato put up a tough fight and that there is already a different feeling than when he held the Triple Crown. He also acknowledged ZERO1’s upcoming Fire Festival and that he is highly interested in who will win and then challenge for the belt. He noted the belts history dating back to the AWA and said that he hopes to live up to its name and be a worthy champion.

    The new EWP Intercontinental Champion Hiroshi Yamato came out with the belt in hand as it is something he has worked hard to obtain. As noted before Yamato said that the special “round system” rules of the match caught him guard back in March of this year, but he was able to anticipate it for their rematch. Yamato stated that he wants work hard as champion and he will also continue using the round system. Yamato said that it is a very unique system that is not used as much today, especially in Japan. He will try his best to increase the awareness of the “round system” as he feels that is now his now his new sense of responsibility. He closed out his part of the conference by saying that he is ready for anyone to come forward and challenge for the belt, and that he will also go to Germany to defend the belt as well if need be.

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    The new British Light-Heavyweight Champion Seiki Yoshioka was scheduled to have a conference but suffered an injury to his left knee at the Ryogoku show. Seiki will be undergoing tests to determine the severity of the injury, but this will put a damper on him as champion as he was to be going to Great Britain to defend his belt. W-1 stated that they will make an announcement once the details are known.
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    Then lastly, W-1 officially showed off their new dojo, known as the “GEN Sports Palace” in Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo, for the first time to the press and general public. The dojo is actually in an old sports complex facility and is a multiple floor building with many different amenities. The first floor hosts cooking facilities, the WRESTLE-1 offices are on the second floor, the 3rd floor contains a full weight training facility, a gymnasium is housed on the 4th floor which holds the WRESTLE-1 ring and dojo, then the 5th floor is an atrium with a running track. There basement of the building also contains a pool.
    Mutoh stated that the gymnasium is big enough to hold 2 rings, one a pro-wrestling ring and the other for boxing and still plenty of extra room as well. The area is bigger than what is offered at Shinjuku FACE and even the Shinkiba 1stRING and he said that plans are being made to potentially hold shows here in the future. The only issue being in regards to the location of the building itself and limited parking.
    Mutoh stated that the plans are to open the gym for general public use in the K-1 gym which is in the third floor, the pool as well could be used for multiple purposes including training. He mentioned that the first floor could easily house “good and collectibles” and even a cafe and or restaurant of some kind. All in all this could be a “professional wrestling village” when the concept is completed.

  4. Notes: 2 / 1 month ago 

    WRESTLE-1 results for June 22, 2014 [7/6 Ryogoku Contendership Matches]

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    WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2014 To The IMPACT, 6/22/2014 [Sun] 17:00 @ Hakata StarLanes in Fukuoka

    (1) Ryota Hama, Andy Wu & El Hijo del Pantera vs. Yoshihiro Takayama, NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA
    Winner: Takayama (9:01) with an Everest German Suplex Holf on Wu.

    (2) Yasufumi Nakanoue vs. Daiki Inaba
    Winner: Yasufumi (11:02) following the Nakaue (Running Elbow Smash).

    (3) Seiki Yoshioka vs. Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio [WNC]
    Winner: Seiki (8:06) following a Swanton Bomb.

    (4) EWP Intercontinental Contendership Chance Contra Chance Match: Hiroshi Yamato vs. Manabu Soya
    Winner: Yamato (7:00)
    ~ Yamato moves on the title match on 7/6 at Ryogoku.

    (5) TNA World Tag Contendership Match: “Team 246” Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo vs. “Junior☆Stars” Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto
    Winner: Minoru (15:45) with a FIRE BALL Splash on Hayashi.
    ~ Junior Stars earn the TNA Tag title match on 7/6 at Ryogoku.

    (6) To The IMPACT: KAI, Masakatsu Funaki & Taiyo Kea [FREE] vs. “DESPERADO” Masayuki Kono, KAZMA SAKAMOTO [FREE] & Rene Dupree
    Winner: Kono (14:33) with a Single Leg Crab on KAI.
    ~ KAI competed even though he is legit injured, it cost him the match as well. KAI, as the self-proclaimed “ace”, does not want to give up his spot at a high profile event at Ryogoku.

    (7) British Mid-Heavyweight Contendership Extreme Royal: Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio, Andy Wu, El Hijo del Pantera, Daiki Inaba, Ryota Hama, Kikutaro, NOSAWA Rongai, MAZADA, Rene Dupree, KAZMA SAKAMOTO, Manabu Soya, Taiyo Kea, Yoshihiro Takayama, Yasufumi Nakanoue, Shuji Kondo, and Kaz Hayashi
    Winner: Seiki Yoshioka (19:26) sent Kaz Hayashi over the top rope.
    ~ Seiki earns the title match on 7/6 at Ryogoku.

    http://keepingthespiritalive.tumblr.com/post/88671860250/wrestle-1-event-card-updates-wrestle-1-tour

    The upcoming Ryogoku show will now look as follows..

    FIGHTING ENTERTAINMENT WRESTLE-1 Shogeki~IMPACT~, 7/6/2014 [Sun] 16:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
    () Masakatsu Funaki vs. Kohei Sato [ZERO1]
    () KAI vs. Masayuki Kono

    () Special Single Match: Seiya Sanada vs. Great Muta
    ~ Potential X-Division defense if Sanada remains as champion.

    () TNA World Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards vs. [Challengers] Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto

    () EWP Intercontinental Championship [3 min. 12 rounds] Match: [Champion] Leon Van Gastereen vs. [Challenger] Hiroshi Yamato

    () British Mid-Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] (tba) vs. [Challenger] Seiki Yoshioka

  5. Notes: 2 / 1 month ago 

    WRESTLE-1 results for June 21, 2014

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    WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2014 To The IMPACT, 6/21/2014 [Sat] 18:00 @ Oro City Hall Kagashima


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    Still no official update released from W-1 on the severity of the injury that KAI sustained. He is still being held off of the shows for this tour and potentially the Ryogoku show on July 6.
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    (1) Daiki Inaba vs. Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio
    Winner: Kuroshio (8:07) with the Ikemen Spiral (Modified Moonsault Press).

    (2) Kikutaro [Akiba] vs. El Hijo del Pantera
    Winner: Pantera (6:11) following a Swanton Bomb.

    (3) Ryota Hama & Andy Wu vs. NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA
    Winner: Wu (9:48) via pinfall on MAZADA.

    (4) Hiroshi Yamato vs. Manabu Soya [FREE]
    Winner: Soya (12:35) following the Wild Bomber.

    (5) Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo vs. Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto [FREE]
    Winner: Minoru (14:40) with a Jumping Cross Armbreaker on Kondo.
    ~ Tomorrow will see the contendership matches for the title matches at the Ryogoku Kokugikan on Jul 6.

    (6) Masakatsu Funaki, Yasufumi Nakanoue & Seiki Yoshioka vs. Masayuki Kono, KAZMA SAKAMOTO [FREE] & Rene Dupree
    Winner: Funaki (15:07) following the Hybrid Blaster on KAZMA.

    WRESTLE-1 Event Cards 6/18 to 7/6 @ Ryogoku
    http://keepingthespiritalive.tumblr.com/post/88671860250/wrestle-1-event-card-updates-wrestle-1-tour

  6. Notes: 1 / 2 months ago 

    WRESTLE-1 results for May 24, 2014

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    WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2014 TRIUMPH, 5/24/2014 [Sat] 18:00 @
    Nagoya International Conference Hall in Aichi
    1,150 Spectators (packed)


    (1) 6 Man Tag Match: Manabu Soya [FREE], Andy Wu & El Hijo del Pantera vs. Yoshihiro Takayama [FREE], NOSAWA Rongai [Gurentai] & MAZADA [Gurentai]
    Winner: Soya (11:23) following the Wild Bomber on MAZADA.

    (2) Ryota Hama vs. Kikutaro [Akiba]
    Winner: Hama (6:35) with the Hamaketsu.

    (3) Daiki Inaba vs. Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW]
    Winner: Sekimoto (11:22) with a German Suplex Hold.

    (4) Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo vs. Yasufumi Nakanoue & Seiki Yoshioka
    Winner: Kondo (15:38) following a King Kong Lariat on Yasufumi.
    ~ Kondo picks up the revenge win over Yasufumi following the loss to him a few days prior.

    (5) 8 Man Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki, Minoru Tanaka, Koji Kanemoto & LEONA [DRADITION] vs. Masayuki Kono, Ryoji Sai [ZERO1], KAZMA SAKAMOTO [FREE] & Rene Dupree
    Winner: Minoru (15:17) with the FIREBALL Splash on KAZMA.

    (6) KAI vs. Hiroshi Yamato
    Winner: KAI (17:27) with the Splash Plancha.

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    WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2014 TRIUMPH, 5/25/2014 [Sun] 16:00 @ Kobe Sanbo Hall in Hyogo
    (-) 6 Man Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki, Koji Kanemoto & LEONA [DRADITION] vs. Masayuki Kono, Ryoji Sai [ZERO1] & KAZMA SAKAMOTO [FREE]
    (-) KAI vs. Manabu Soya

    ~ Also announced to be competing: Masakatsu Funaki, Kaz Hayashi, Shuji Kondo, Minoru Tanaka, Hiroshi Yamato, Ryota Hama, Yasufumi Nakanoueno, Andy Wu, Daiki Inaba, Seiki Yoshioka, Koji Kanemoto, Masayuki Kono, Ryoji Sai, KAZMA SAKAMOTO, Rene Dupree, Yoshihiro Takayama, Masato Tanaka, Otokozakari, Daisuke Sekimoto, El Hijo del Pantera, LEONA.. and more…

  7. Notes: 3 / 2 months ago 

    WRESTLE-1 [Korakuen / KAI vs Hino] results for May 22, 2014

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    WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2014 TRIUMPH, 5/22/2014 [Thu] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

    710 Spectators
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    W-1 made some announcements for the upcoming Ryogoku show on July 6.

    FIGHTING ENTERTAINMENT WRESTLE-1 「Shogeki~IMPACT~」

    () Special Single Match: Seiya Sanada vs. Great Muta
    ~ Potential X-Division defense if Sanada remains as champion.

    () TNA World Tag Championship Match:
    ~ Champions and challengers to be decided, current TNA Champions are Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards.

    () EWP Intercontinental Championship Match:
    ~ Champions and challengers to be decided, current EWP Champion is Leon Van Gastereen.

    () British Mid-Heavyweight Championship Match:
    ~ Current champion is Robbie Dynamite, challenger is yet to be decided.
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    (1) 6 Man Tag Match: Ryota Hama, Toru Owashi & Great Kojika vs. Yoshihiro Takayama [FREE], NOSAWA Rongai [Gurentai] & MAZADA [Gurentai]
    Winner: Hama (6:21) with a Body Press on MAZADA.
    ~ The 72 year old Great Kojika appeared as the third man of former sumo’s.

    (2) WRESTLE-1 vs WNC Single Match: Daiki Inaba vs. Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio
    Winner: Kuroshio (9:10) with a Moonsault Press.

    (3) El Hijo del Pantera vs. Andy Wu
    Winner: Pantera (6:53) following a Swanton Bomb.
    ~ The two shook hands after the match.

    (4) Manabu Soya [FREE] vs. Hiroshi Yamato
    Winner: Soya (12:15) following the Wild Bomber.
    ~ Yamato came out singing his theme song, which in turn made Soya have to sing GET WILD.

    (5) Yasufumi Nakanoueno & Seiki Yoshioka vs. Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo
    Winner: Yasufumi (11:24) with a Backslide on Kondo.
    ~ Kondo grabbed a chair after the match and hit used it on Yasufumi. Kaz tried to stop him from using it at first, but Kondo was too angered at the loss to listen to reason.

    (6) Minoru vs. Daisuke Sekimoto
    Winner: Sekimoto (9:52) with a Deadlift German Suplex Hold.
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    (7) 6 Man Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki, Koji Kanemoto [FREE] & LEONA [DRADITION] vs. Masayuki Kono, KAZMA SAKAMOTO [FREE] & Rene Dupree
    Winner: Kono (9:51) following a Knee Lift on LEONA.
    ~ LEONA stated that he will get his revenge against DESPERADO. He also noted that they had to rely on the use of weapons, but he will not stoop that low.
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    (8) WRESTLE-1 vs K-DOJO Single Match: KAI vs. Yuji Hino
    Winner: KAI (12:40) with the Splash Plancha.
    ~ KAI gets a much needed revenge win over Hino, but it is bitter sweet as DESPERADO came out to attack KAI after KAI would not accept the offer to join the group.
    ~ Soya, of all people, would make the save for KAI. Soya would not shake KAI’s hand though and stated that it is his path to once again earn the right to be the matchmaker. KAI stated that if Soya wants a rematch that he will beat him once more and further solidify himself as the “Ace of W-1.”
    ~ KAI made his own demand though that he wants a singles match against Kono for the attack tonight.
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  8. Notes: 1 / 2 months ago 

    [WRESTLE-1 News] W-1 announced the main events for the next 3 upcoming shows with KAI once more taking on a single match series.

    The first of which will be at the Korakuen Hall on May 22nd as KAI will get a match up against Yuji Hino. Hino has proven himself as the better man in recent match-up’s and at the last show on May 4th he assaulted KAI following the main event. Hino stated that if KAI is calling himself the “ace” that he himself might as well be called that as he has repeatedly gotten the best over KAI.

    Then the next two following shows will see KAI getting a revenge match against Hiroshi Yamato on 5/24, who beat him on the last tour, and then another match has been set with KAI vs. Soya on 5/25.

    Below are the announced matches for the upcoming shows at this time.
    WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2014 TRIUMPH, 5/22/2014 [Thu] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

    (-) WRESTLE-1 vs WNC Single Match: Daiki Inaba vs. Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio
    (-) 6 Man Tag Match: Ryota Hama, Toru Owashi [FREE] & (to be announced) vs. Yoshihiro Takayama [FREE], NOSAWA Rongai [Gurentai] & MAZADA [Gurentai]
    (-) WRESTLE-1 vs K-DOJO Single Match: KAI vs. Yuji Hino [K-DOJO]
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    WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2014 TRIUMPH, 5/24/2014 [Sat] 18:00 @ Nagoya International Conference Hall in Aichi
    (-) KAI vs. Hiroshi Yamato
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    WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2014 TRIUMPH, 5/25/2014 [Sun] 16:00 @ Kobe Sanbo Hall in Hyogo
    (-) KAI vs. Manabu Soya [FREE]

  9. Notes: 2 / 2 months ago 

    WRESTLE-1 results for May 3, 2014

    imageWRESTLE-1 “WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2014 Cherry blossom”, 5/3/2014 [Sat] 15:00 @ Kisarazu Civic Gymnasium in Chiba
    1,050 Spectators

    (1) Andy Wu & Pannyan vs. MAZADA & Kikutaro
    Winner: Wu (8:58) following the Spanish Fly on MAZADA.

    (2) Joshi Match: SAKI vs. MIZUKI
    Winner: SAKI () with a Reverse Splash.

    (3) Yoshihiro Takayama [FREE] & NOSAWA Rongai [Gurentai] vs. Leon Von Gasteren & Ecki Eckstein
    Winner: Gasteren (9:20) following the German Cutter on NOSAWA.

    (4) Minoru Tanaka vs. Daiki Inaba
    Winner: Minoru (9:57) following an Avalanche style Half-hatch Suplex.

    (5) Manabu Soya [FREE] & Ryota Hamaa vs. Yasufumi Nakanoueno & Seiki Yoshioka
    Winner: Yasufumi (15:30) following the Nakaue to Hama.

    (6) 8 Man Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki, Kaz Hayashi, Shuji Kondo & Koji Kanemoto vs. Masayuki Kono, Ryoji Sai [ZERO1], KAZMA SAKAMORO [FREE] & Rene Dupree
    Winner: Funaki (12:14) following the Hybrid Blaster on KAZMA.

    (7) 5 Big Trial of Hell, 5th Single Match: KAI vs. Hiroshi Yamato
    Winner: Yamato (18:36) via pinfall.
    ~ KAI lasted 4 wins and 1 loss in the series. Tomorrow will be KAI vs. Soya. If KAI suffers a loss he no longer main events, but if Soya loses he no longer has the “matchmaker” rights.

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    Tomorrow is the Tokyo Dome City Hall show on May 4.

    WRESTLE-1 “WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2014 Cherry blossom”, 5/4/2014 [Sun] 16:00 @ Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo

    (1) Kazushi Miyamoto vs. Kikutaro
    (2) 6 Man Tag Match: Kaz Hayashi, Shuji Kondo & MAZADA vs. Koji Kanemoto, Andy Wu & Daiki Inaba

    (3) EWP Intercontintal Championship Match: [Champion] Leon Von Gasteren vs. [Challenger] Hiroshi Yamato

    (4) STRONGEST-K TAG Championship Match: [27th Champions] Yuji Hino & HIROKI vs. [Challengers] Yasufumi Nakanoueno & Seiki Yoshioka
    ~ 2nd title defense.

    (5) Ryota Hama vs. Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW]
    (6) Minoru Tanaka vs. HUB [FREE]
    (7) Special 6 Man Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki, Tatsumi Fujinami & LEONA [both DRADITION] vs. Masayuki Kono, Ryoji Sai [ZERO1] & KAZMA SAKAMOTO [FREE]
    (8) Special Tag Match: Great Muta & TAJIRI vs. Abyss & Kazarian

    (9) Special Single Match: KAI vs. Manabu Soya [FREE]

  10. Notes: 2 / 3 months ago 

    WRESTLE-1 news for April 18, 2014

    imageFollowing his win at yesterday’s show, Hiroshi Yamato announced that he would be going after a championship in the EWP Intercontinental belt which is currently held by Leon Van Gasteren. Well today W-1 announced that Gasteren will indeed be coming to Japan to with the belt as well as another EWP wrestler in Ecki Eckstein.
    Both have been announced to be competing in W-1, at this time, for the first time on April 27 to the May 4 “Golden Week” shows.

    imageW-1 also announced the early card for the upcoming Tokyo Dome City Hall show on May 4.

    Manabu Soya addressed the press following the outcome of yesterday’s show between him and KAI. Soya declared that what he said will stand and that if he wins “KAI will have to resign from W-1” but if KAI wins “he will be exiled from competing in the main events”. Which is indeed a change of words from yesterday, giving Soya more of a logical edge, but still not a position that the “self-proclaimed ace” KAI will want to be in.

    Side note: To continue on with the ZERO1 vs. Soya situation. Soya made a bid to become the matchmaker for ZERO1. Now we wait and see whose nerve gets struck on this one…maybe Takuya Sugawara since he is the current ZERO1 matchmaker.

    Yasufumi Nakanoueno & Seiki Yoshioka have earned themselves a KO-D Tag title shot against K-DOJO’s Yuji Hino & HIROKI after an upset win, flash pin, over the duo at yesterday’s Korakuen Hall show. Though the victory was short lived as “the powerhouse” Hino took out both W-1 stars in anger.

    Then, as noted above, Hiroshi Yamato will be getting an EWP Intercontinental title match against Leon Von Gasteren. Yamato added that he is aiming to claim the belt and make it the junior belt of W-1.
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    Below is the announced card at this time…

    WRESTLE-1 “WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2014 Cherry blossom”, 5/4/2014 [Sun] 16:00 @ Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo

    () Special Single Match: KAI vs. Manabu Soya [FREE]

    () STRONGEST-K TAG Championship Match: [27th Champions] Yuji Hino & HIROKI vs. [Challengers] Yasufumi Nakanoueno & Seiki Yoshioka
    ~ 2nd title defense.

    () EWP Intercontintal Championship Match: [Champion] Leon Von Gasteren vs. [Challenger] Hiroshi Yamato

    ~ Also announced to be competing… Great Muta, Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW], Tatsumi Fujinami [DRADITION], LEONA (Fujinami) [DRADITION], and more…

  11. Notes: 1 / 5 months ago 

    WRESTLE-1 results for February 22, 2014

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    WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2014 WEST SIDE STORY, 2/22/2014 [Sat] 18:00 @ Fukuyama Big Rose in Hiroshima

    (1) Rob Terry vs. NOSAWA Rongai
    Winner: Terry (4:05) with an Avalanche Hold.

    (2) Shu Shibutani vs. Hikaru Shida
    Winner: Shida (5:26) following a Running Knee Lift.

    (3) Ryota Hama & Andy Wu vs. Yoshihiro Takayama & MAZADA
    Winner: Wu  (8:43) via pinfall on MAZADA.

    (4) Masakatsu Funaki vs. Ryoji Sai
    Winner: No Contest (5:55) DESPERADO interfered.
    ~ Former PRIDE fighter Kazuhiro Nakamura made the save for Funaki, as they were in Nakamura’s hometown.
    ~ Kono challenged Funaki and Nakamura to fight DESPERADO later tonight.

    (5) Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo vs. Yasufumi Nakanoueno & Seiki Yoshioka
    Winner: Hayashi (11:56) following a Power Plant on Yoshioka.
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    (6) 8 Man Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki, Seiya Sanada, Manabu Soya & Kazuhiro Nakamura vs. Masayuki Kono, Ryoji Sai, KAZMA SAKAMOTO & Rene Dupree
    Winner: Sanada (12:18) with a Rounding Body Press on KAZMA.
    ~ Nakamura stated that he has no intention on appearing in a pro-wrestling ring again after tonight, more or less just a one-off, but he could not sit back and watch a friend get assaulted. He thanked everyone for coming out tonight.
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    (7) KAI & Hiroshi Yamato vs. Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto
    Winner: KAI (18:34) with the Splash Plancha on Minoru.
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  12. Notes: 1 / 9 months ago 

    Hiroshi Yamato Produced Show (W-1) results for October 26, 2013

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    Hiroshi Yamato Produced Show “Oamishirasato Charity Event”, 10/26/2013 [Sat] 17:00 @ Oamishirasato Arena, sub-arena in Chiba
    750 Spectators

    (1) Shuji Kondo & Koji Kanemoto vs. Daiki Inaba & Seiki Yoshioka
    Winner: Kanemoto (10:01) with an Ankle Hold on Seiki.

    (2) Mio Shirai vs. Bambi
    Winner: Shirai (6:47) with the Purple Flash.

    (3) 3WAY Match: Ryota Hama vs. MAZADA vs. Hiroshi Yamato
    Winner: Hama (7:41) with a Raiden Drop on MAZADA.

    (4) Seiya Sanada & Minoru Tanaka vs. Kaz Hayashi & El Hijo del Pantera
    Winner: Sanada (9:37) following an Ace Crusher on Pantera.

    (5) Masayuki Kono & Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. Masayuki Kono & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
    Winner: Kono (10:42) following a Knee Lift on Nakanoueno.
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    (6) Hiroshi Yamato & KAI vs. Yoshihiro Takayama [Takayama Hall] & NOSAWA Rongai
    Winner: Yamato (16:24) following a Northern Light Bomb on NOSAWA.
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    Next up for WRESTLE-1 is another Hiroshi Yamato charity event on November 9th in Kamaishi City, Iwate, Japan.

  13. Notes: 1 / 10 months ago 
    [ZERO1 / W-1 News] Ryoji Sai, KAZMA, and Masayuki Kono held a joint press meeting following a training session in the ZERO1 Dojo.Sai & KAZMA aimed to address the match was announced pitting them against W-1’s Hiroshi Yamato & Yasufumi Nakanoueno on the upcoming ZERO1 show on Sept. 28th. The group currently is known as the Kono-gun “Kono Army” (pseudonym) and they will all 3 be at Shinkiba. Sai mentioned that no one can compare to Kono, Kohei Sato, and himself when it comes to size. All 3 of them men stand at 190cm+ and they aim to use it to their advantage.Though currently Kohei is out with an an injury and in his place KAZMA has been brought in to get a chance that he deserves.KAZMA stated that “you have to grab your chance, you have to setup your own push.” This is clearly what they started within W-1."No one will be able to help Nakanoue & Yamato on the 28th. It is just you two."Kono stated that this group is more than just one individual, so the Kono-gun is nothing more than a label for now. “We finished the first raising tour in W-1 and out size and power was asserted. Come September 28, the fate of W-1 will land in ZERO1.”The group appear to have nothing more than confidence heading into this scheduled match on the 28th, and this doesn’t seem to be good news for the W-1 duo that they will face.Pro Wrestling ZERO1 “WRESTLES Shinkiba Event”, 9/28/2013 [Sat] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo(-) ZERO1 vs WNC 6 Man Tag Match: Daemon Ueda, Yoshikazu Yokoyama & Rikiya Fudo vs. Koji Doi, Jiro Kuroshio & Yoshihiro Horaguchi (-) ZERO1 vs W-1 Tag Match: Ryoji Sai & KAZMA SAKAMOTO vs. Hiroshi Yamato & Yasufumi Nakanoueno(-) Japan vs China Jr. Tag Match: Takuya Sugawara & Mineo Fujita vs. Jason Lee & Choun Shiryu(-) Shinjiro Otani & Masato Tanaka vs. Ikuto Hidaka & Fujita “Jr” Hayato [Michinoku](-) World Heavyweight Next Contendership Match: KAMIKAZE vs. Yusaku Obata

    [ZERO1 / W-1 News] Ryoji Sai, KAZMA, and Masayuki Kono held a joint press meeting following a training session in the ZERO1 Dojo.

    Sai & KAZMA aimed to address the match was announced pitting them against W-1’s Hiroshi Yamato & Yasufumi Nakanoueno on the upcoming ZERO1 show on Sept. 28th. The group currently is known as the Kono-gun “Kono Army” (pseudonym) and they will all 3 be at Shinkiba. Sai mentioned that no one can compare to Kono, Kohei Sato, and himself when it comes to size. All 3 of them men stand at 190cm+ and they aim to use it to their advantage.
    Though currently Kohei is out with an an injury and in his place KAZMA has been brought in to get a chance that he deserves.

    KAZMA stated that “you have to grab your chance, you have to setup your own push.” This is clearly what they started within W-1.
    "No one will be able to help Nakanoue & Yamato on the 28th. It is just you two."

    Kono stated that this group is more than just one individual, so the Kono-gun is nothing more than a label for now. “We finished the first raising tour in W-1 and out size and power was asserted. Come September 28, the fate of W-1 will land in ZERO1.”

    The group appear to have nothing more than confidence heading into this scheduled match on the 28th, and this doesn’t seem to be good news for the W-1 duo that they will face.

    Pro Wrestling ZERO1 “WRESTLES Shinkiba Event”, 9/28/2013 [Sat] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo

    (-) ZERO1 vs WNC 6 Man Tag Match: Daemon Ueda, Yoshikazu Yokoyama & Rikiya Fudo vs. Koji Doi, Jiro Kuroshio & Yoshihiro Horaguchi
    (-) ZERO1 vs W-1 Tag Match: Ryoji Sai & KAZMA SAKAMOTO vs. Hiroshi Yamato & Yasufumi Nakanoueno
    (-) Japan vs China Jr. Tag Match: Takuya Sugawara & Mineo Fujita vs. Jason Lee & Choun Shiryu
    (-) Shinjiro Otani & Masato Tanaka vs. Ikuto Hidaka & Fujita “Jr” Hayato [Michinoku]
    (-) World Heavyweight Next Contendership Match: KAMIKAZE vs. Yusaku Obata

     
  14. 10 months ago 

    WRESTLE-1 results for September 22, 2013

    WRESTLE-1 “Raising an Army Tour”, 9/22/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @
    Ishikawa Prefectural Industrial Exhibition Hall, 3rd Building (Kanazawa City)
    1508 Spectators (packed house)

    ~ Hiroshi Hase came out to do commentary for the whole event.

    (1) TAJIRI [WNC] vs. Rene Dupree
    Winner: TAJIRI (9:38) following a Middle Kick to Dupree’s face.

    (2) 3WAY Match: Ryota Hama vs. Zodiac vs. Otokozakari
    Winner: Hama (5:41) with a Raiden Drop on Otokozakari.

    (3) Daiki Inaba & Seiki Yoshioka vs. NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA
    Winner: NOSAWA (8:37) following a Super Kick to Inaba.

    ~ A video played on the screen showing Sanada coming in to confront KAI. Sanada provoked KAI before their match later-on tonight.

    (4) Joshi Pro-Wrestling Match: Shuri vs. Makoto
    Winner: Shuri (7:26) with a German Suplex Hold.

    (5) Hiroshi Yamato vs. Manabu Nakanishi [NJPW]
    Winner: Nakanishi (8:15) with an Argentine Backbreaker.

    (6) “Team 246” Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo vs. “Junior Stars” Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto [Free]
    Winner: Minoru (12:56) with the HEAT Clutch on Hayashi.
    ~ Junior Stars with the win, and after the match there was an agreement made over an open-division.

    (7) KAI vs. Seiya Sanada
    Winner: Sanada (13:18) with a Moonsault Press.
    ~ Sanada and KAI are now equal with 2-2, wins and loses.
    ~ Sanada stated that he wants another opponent than just KAI. NOSAWA & MAZADA came out to be seconds for Sanada.
    (Gurentai possibly looking to bring in the freelance Sanada?)

    (8) Keiji Mutoh, Masakatsu Funaki & Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. Masayuki Kono, Ryoji Sai & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
    Winner: Kono (13:50) following a Giant Knee Drop on Nakanoueno.
    ~ After the match Kono, Sai & KAZMA continued attacking the other team.
    ~ Hiroshi Hase who was at ringside apparently had enough of it and jumped in the ring to make the save. Huge fan outcry for Hase.
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  15. Notes: 6 / 10 months ago 

    WRESTLE-1 [Debut Show] results for September 8, 2013

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    WRESTLE-1 “Raising an Army Commemorative Event”, 9/8/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @ Tokyo Dome City Hall
    2,500 Spectators (sold-out overcrowded)

    ~ Kannazuki (fake Mutoh), Keiji Mutoh, and even Kenta Kobashi came out to great with the fans before the show began. Kobashi was announced the special guest commentator for the show.

    (1) Daiki Inaba’s Japan Debut Match: Hiroshi Yamato & Daiki Inaba vs. “Tokyo Gurentai” NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA
    Winner: Yamato (6:38) following a Northern Light Bomb on NOSAWA.

    (2) Ryota Hama & Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. “ZERO1” Ryoji Sai & Kohei Sato
    Winner: Sato (10:18) following a Piledriver on Nakanoueno.
    ~ It seems the ZERO1 team might be here to stay by defeating the W1 team.

    (3) Joshi Pro-Wrestling Match: Yoshiko [Stardom] vs. Mayu Iwatani [Stardom]
    Winner: Yoshiko (6:26) following a Diving Senton.

    (4) Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto vs. Fujita “Jr” Hayato [Michinoku] & Masaaki Mochizuki [Dragon Gate]
    Winner: Kanemoto (13:08) with an Ankle Hold on Hayato.
    ~ Junior Stars are back together once more.
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    (5) Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo vs. “BJW” Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi
    Winner: Sekimoto (15:20) with a German Suplex Hold on Kondo.
    ~ Kondo swore that he would overcome Sekimoto & Okabyashi in the future.
    ~ It was made mention that this could be the first steps of the true open-division being built.
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    (6) Masakatsu Funaki & Masayuki Kono vs. “Laughter7” Kazushi Sakuraba & Katsuyori Shibata
    Winner: Sakuraba (16:30) with a Chickenwing Facelock on Kono.
    ~ Saku & Shibata with the huge surprise of the night, and a huge reunion for Funaki and the Laughter7 duo.
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    ~ Both Sakuraba and Shibata showed their respects to Funaki.
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    ~ Sato & Sai came out after the match and shockingly Kono turned on Funaki with a chair assault. Kono has aligned himself with the ZERO1 duo.
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    (7) KAI vs. Seiya Sanada
    Winner: KAI (16:41) with the Splash Plancha.
    ~ KAI claimed that he would be aiming to be crowned W1’s “new generation” ace and with the win today he has certainly gained himself some significant footing.
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    ~ After the match it was announced that TNA’s Jeff Jarrett will be making his debut in WRESTLE-1 on October 6th (10.6) at the Korakuen Hall.

    (8) W1’s Debut Main Event: Keiji Mutoh & Bob Sapp vs. Rene Dupree & Zodiac
    Winner: Mutoh (10:30) with a Moonsault Press on Dupree.
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    ~ Mutoh declared that WRESTLE-1’s aim is to become the leader in the industry.
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