NJPW [G1 CLIMAX 24 Day 3] results for July 25, 2014

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NJPW “Buddy Fight Presents G1 CLIMAX 24“, 7/25/2014 [Fri] 19:00 @ Yamagata City General Sports Center
2,700 Spectators (crowded)

(1) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Tomoaki Honma vs. Doc Gallows
Winner: Gallows (7:37) following the Gallows Pole.

(2) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Lance Archer vs. Karl Anderson
Winner: Archer (7:35) following the Blackout.

(3) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Yujiro Takahashi
Winner: Tenzan (11:16) with the Anaconda Vice.

(4) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Shelton “X” Benjamin
Winner: Benjamin (8:11) following the Paydirt.

(5) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Tetsuya Naito vs. Toru Yano
Winner: Naito (9:11) with the Stardust Press.

(6) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Katsuyori Shibata vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
Winner: Smith (9:42) with the Bulldog Bomb .

(7) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Yuji Nagata vs. Bad Luck Fale
Winner: Fale (10:57) following the Bad Luck Fall.

(8) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hirooki Goto vs. Minoru Suzuki
Winner: Goto (7:03) with the Goto-shiki.

(9) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Satoshi Kojima
Winner: Tanahashi (13:01) with the High Fly Flow.

(10) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Kazuchika Okada
Winner: Okada (14:49) following the Rainmaker.

CURRENT STANDINGS
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NJPW’s G1 CLIMAX 24 – League Info
http://puroresuspirit.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/njpws-g1-climax-24-league-info/

NJPW Event Cards for July & August 2014
http://puroresuspirit.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/njpw-event-cards-for-july-august-2014/


PREVIOUS RESULTS
Day 1 (7/21) - http://keepingthespiritalive.tumblr.com/post/92423767660/njpw-g1-climax-24-day-1-results-for-july-21-2014
Day 2 (7/23) - http://keepingthespiritalive.tumblr.com/post/92630720220/njpw-g1-climax-24-day-2-results-for-july-23-2014
Day 3 (7/25) - (above)
Day 4 (7/26) -
Day 5 (7/28) -
Day 6 (7/31) -
Day 7 (8/1) -
Day 8 (8/3) -
Day 9 (8/4) -
Day 10 (8/6) -
Day 11 (8/8) -
Day 12 Final (8/10) -

NJPW [G1 CLIMAX 24 Day 2] results for July 23, 2014

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NJPW “Buddy Fight Presents G1 CLIMAX 24“, 7/23/2014 [Wed] 18:30 @ Aomori Prefecture Budokan
3,000 Spectators (overcrowded)

(1) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Satoshi Kojima vs. Tomohiro Ishii
Winner: Ishii (12:27) following the Vertical Drop style Brainbuster.

(2) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Shelton “X” Benjamin vs. Bad Luck Fale
Winner: Benjamin (5:55) following the Paydirt.
~ Benjamin with the win over the current IC Champion.

(3) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hirooki Goto vs. Yujiro Takahashi
Winner: Goto (10:31) following the Shouten Kai.

(4) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Tetsuya Naito vs. Lance Archer
Winner: Naito (8:39) via pinfall.

(5) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Yuji Nagata vs. Tomoaki Honma
Winner: Nagata (11:15) with the Backdrop Hold.

(6) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
Winner: Nakamura (13:37) following the Boma Ye.

(7) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Toru Yano vs. AJ Styles
Winner: Styles (9:53) with the Styles Clash.

(8) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan
Winner: Okada (12:51) following the Rainmaker.

(9) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Karl Anderson
Winner: Makabe (8:44) following the King Kong Knee Drop.

(10) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Doc Gallows
Winner: Tanahashi (11:14) with the High Fly Flow.

CURRENT STANDINGS



NJPW’s G1 CLIMAX 24 – League Info
http://puroresuspirit.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/njpws-g1-climax-24-league-info/

NJPW Event Cards for July & August 2014
http://puroresuspirit.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/njpw-event-cards-for-july-august-2014/


PREVIOUS RESULTS
Day 1 (7/21) - http://keepingthespiritalive.tumblr.com/post/92423767660/njpw-g1-climax-24-day-1-results-for-july-21-2014
Day 2 (7/23) - (above)
Day 3 (7/25) -
Day 4 (7/26) -
Day 5 (7/28) -
Day 6 (7/31) -
Day 7 (8/1) -
Day 8 (8/3) -
Day 9 (8/4) -
Day 10 (8/6) -
Day 11 (8/8) -
Day 12 Final (8/10) -

NJPW [G1 CLIMAX 24 Day 1] results for July 21, 2014

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NJPW “Buddy Fight Presents G1 CLIMAX 24“, 7/21/2014 [Mon] 15:00 @ Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center ~ North Sea Kitaeru
6,000 Spectators (sold-out/overcrowded)

(1) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Bad Luck Fale
Winner: Fale (9:39) following the Bad Luck Fall.

(2) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Shelton “X” Benjamin vs. Doc Gallows
Winner: Benjamin (8:54) following the Paydirt.

(3) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Karl Anderson
Winner: Tenzan (10:11) with the Anaconda Vice.

(4) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Satoshi Kojima vs. Yuji Nagata
Winner: Kojima (11:27) following the Lariat.

(5) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Toru Yano vs. Minoru Suzuki
Winner: Yano (2:15) via pinfall.

(6) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Tetsuya Naito vs. Yujiro Takahashi
Winner: Yujiro (13:54) following the Miami Shine.

(7) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Hirooki Goto
Winner: Goto (11:37) following the Shouten Kai.

(8) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tomoaki Honma
Winner: Tanahashi (11:01) with the High Fly Flow.

(9) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Katsuyori Shibata vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Winner: Shibata (15:27) following the PK.

(10) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: AJ Styles vs. Kazuchika Okada
Winner: Okada (18:03) following the Rainmaker.

CURRENT STANDINGS



NJPW’s G1 CLIMAX 24 – League Info
http://puroresuspirit.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/njpws-g1-climax-24-league-info/

NJPW Event Cards for July & August 2014
http://puroresuspirit.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/njpw-event-cards-for-july-august-2014/

NJPW results for July 13, 2014

imageNJPW “KIZUNA ROAD 2014″, 7/13/2014 [Sun] 15:00 @ Big Palette Fukushima
2,500 Spectators (overcrowded/sold-out)

(1) El Desperado vs. Yohei Komatsu
Winner: Desperado (7:48) following the Guitarra de Meurta.

(2) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Tomoaki Honma vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & Captain New Japan
Winner: Tenzan (10:03) with the Anaconda Vice on Captain.

(3) Toru Yano, Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Iizuka & TAKA Michinoku
Winner: Suzuki (10:07) following the Gotch style Piledriver on Koslov.

(4) Togi Makabe, KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley vs. Hirooki Goto, Ryusuke Taguchi & BUSHI
Winner: Makabe (12:27) following the King Kong Knee Drop on BUSHI.

(5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Jushin Thunder Liger & Mascara Dorada vs. Tetsuya Naito, Tiger Mask IV & Fuego
Winner: Naito (11:54) with the Stardust Press on Dorada.

(6) Special Elimination Match: Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & Gedo vs. Bad Luck Fale, Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows, Yujiro Takahashi & Tama Tonga
Winner: Anderson (25:44) following the Gun Stun on HASHI.
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NJPW Event Cards for July & August 2014
http://puroresuspirit.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/njpw-event-cards-for-july-august-2014/

NJPW results for July 7, 2014

NJPW “KIZUNA ROAD 2014″, 7/7/2014 [Mon] 19:00 @ Chiba Port Arena, Sub-Arena
800 Spectators

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Update: Cards changed due to El Desperado joining Suzuki-gun.
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(1) Sho Tanaka vs. Yohei Komatsu
Winner: Komatsu (9:58) with a Boston Crab.

(2) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Mascara Dorada vs. KUSHIDA, Alex Shelley & Fuego
Winner: KUSHIDA (9:00) with the Hover Board Lock on Dorada.

(3) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & BUSHI
Winner: Kojima (9:10) following a Lariat on BUSHI.

(4) Toru Yano, YOSHI-HASHI, Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Iizuka, TAKA Michinoku & El Desperado
Winner: Suzuki (10:48) following the Gotch style Piledriver on Romero.

(5) Togi Makabe & Tetsuya Naito vs. Hirooki Goto & Captain New Japan
Winner: Naito (9:45) with the Stardust Press on Captain.

(6) Hiroshi Tanahashi & Tomoaki Honma vs. Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows
Winner: Gallows (10:30) following the Magic Killer on Honma.

(7) Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii vs. Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi & Tama Tonga
Winner: Okada (13:18) following the Rainmaker to Tonga.

NJPW Event Cards for July & August 2014
http://puroresuspirit.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/njpw-event-cards-for-july-august-2014/

NJPW results for July 6, 2014

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NJPW “KIZUNA ROAD 2014″, 7/6/2014 [Sun] 15:00 @ New Sunpia Takasaki in Gunma
1,688 Spectators

(1) El Desperado vs. Yohei Komatsu
Winner: Desperado (5:12) following the Guitarra de la Muerta.

(2) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Mascara Dorada vs. KUSHIDA, Alex Shelley & Fuego
Winner: KUSHIDA (8:39) with the Hover Board Lock on Dorada.

(3) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & BUSHI
Winner: Taguchi (10:14) following the Dodon on BUSHI.

(4) Toru Yano, Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Iizuka & TAKA Michinoku
Winner: Suzuki (11:56) following the Gotch style Piledriver on Koslov..

(5) Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi
Winner: Fale (10:19) following the Bad Luck Fall on HASHI.

(6) Hirooki Goto, Tomoaki Honma & Captain New Japan vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuchika Okada & Gedo
Winner: Nakamura (16:02) following the BomaYe on Captain.

(7) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe & Tetsuya Naito vs. Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows & Tama Tonga
Winner: Tanahashi (13:45) with the High Fly Flow on Tonga.

NJPW Event Cards for July & August 2014
http://puroresuspirit.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/njpw-event-cards-for-july-august-2014/

NJPW results for June 28, 2014

imageNew Japan Pro Wrestling “KIZUNA ROAD 2014”, 6/28/2014 [Sat] 17:00 @ Gifu Industrial Hall
2,500 Spectators (overcrowded)

(1) Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Sho Tanaka
Winner: Taguchi (9:25) following a Dodon.

(2) Jushin Thunder Liger & Mascara Dorada vs. Tiger Mask IV & Fuego
Winner: Dorada (6:37) with a Jumping Cradle on Fuego.

(3) KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley vs. El Desperado & BUSHI
Winner: Shelley (9:17) following the I-94 on BUSHI.

(4) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Hirooki Goto vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & Captain New Japan
Winner: Goto (11:40) following the Shoten Kai on Captain.

(5) Toru Yano & YOSHI-HASHI Vs. Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka
Winner: Suzuki (9:36) following the Gotch style Piledriver on HASHI.

(6) Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Bad Luck Fale, Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows, Yujiro Takahashi & Tama Tonga
Winner: Okada (20:13) following the Rainmaker on Tonga.

(7) Hiroshi Tanahashi Debut 15th Anniversary Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi & Tetsuya Naito vs. Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma
Winner: Tanahashi (16:01) witht he High Fly Flow on Honma.

NJPW Event Cards for May & June 2014
http://puroresuspirit.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/njpw-event-cards-for-may-june-2014/

NJPW [YOKOHAMA ARENA] results for May 25, 2014

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New Japan Pro-Wrestling “BACK TO THE YOKOHAMA ARENA”, 5/25/2014 [Sun] 15:00 @ Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa
7,800 Spectators

(1) Road to BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. XXI: Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV, El Desperado & Mascara Dorada vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, BUSHI, KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley
Winner: BUSHI (8:25) with the M/X on Desperado.

(2) Special 8 Man Tag Match: Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi, Tomoaki Honma & Captain New Japan vs. “BULLET CLUB” Yujiro Takahashi, “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows & Tama Tonga
Winner: Yujiro (9:03) with the Miami Shine on Captain.

(3) NWA World Tag Championship 3WAY Match: [Champions] Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. [Challengers] Rob Conway & Wes Brisco vs. [Challengers] Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.
Winner: Tenzan (11:38) with a Moonsault Press on Brisco.
~ 2nd successful defense.

(4) Special Tag Match: Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka vs. Minoru Suzuki & Shelton “X” Benjamin
Winner: Suzuki (:08) following a Gotch style Piledriver on Yano.
~ Iizuka betrayed Yano setting up Suzuki to claim the victory. Iizuka then dawned a Suzuki-gun t-shirt.
~ Yano was carried out on a stretcher as Gedo & Jado appeared to be stunned by the fact that yet another person has left CHAOS. Following Yujiro’s dissension earlier this month as he joined BULLET CLUB.
~ What does this mean for CHAOS’ current state as a whole?

(5) Special Single Match: Tetsuya Naito vs. Bad Luck Fale
Winner: Fale (12:05) following the Bad Luck Fall.

(6) Pro-Wrestling vs. Jiu Jitsu Mixed Match: Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Rolles Gracie
Winner: Sakuraba (5:33) with the Sakuraba Lock.

(7) NEVER Openweight Championship Match: [3rd Champion] Tomohiro Ishii vs. [Challenger] Kota Ibushi
Winner: Ishii (19:22) following a Vertical Drop style Brainbuster.
~ 4th successful title defense.
~ Yujiro Takahashi attacked Ishii after the match and in the process set himself up as the next challenge for the belt.

(8) IWGP Tag Contendership Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi & Togi Makabe vs. Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata
Winner: Makabe (17:22) following the King Kong Knee Drop on Goto.
~ King Ace become the next contenders for the IWGP Tag belts.

(9) IWGP Intercontinental Championship ~ Pro-Wrestling vs. Jiu Jitsu Mixed Match: [8th Champion] Shinsuke Nakamura vs. [Challenger] Daniel Gracie
~ Standard wrestling rules, but punches are legal with the use of open-finger gloves. Gi use is legal as well as use of the Gi for holds.
Winner: Nakamura (10:24) following a BomaYe.
~ 1st successful title defense.
~ Bad Luck Fale made the next challenge against Nakamura. Rematch from the finals of the NEW JAPAN CUP.
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(10) IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: [60th Champion] AJ Styles vs. [Challenger] Kazuchika Okada
Winner: Styles (26:05) following the Styles Clash.
~ 2nd successful title defense.
~ Styles received primarily boo’s for retaining and as BULLET CLUB were celebrating in the ring.
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NJPW Event Cards for May & June 2014

http://puroresuspirit.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/njpw-event-cards-for-may-june-2014/

[NJPW News] New Japan held a press conference for the main event title matches for tomorrow’s return to the Yokohama Arena.

First up is the signing ceremony for the IWGP Intercontinental Champion as Shinsuke Nakamura is set to defend against Daniel Gracie. This match has a lot at stake for Nakamura in particular as he has is looking for a much needed revenge over Daniel in a MMA rules match roughly 11 and a half years ago. Daniel appears confident heading into this title match against Nakamura and aims to further demonstrate the power of “Gracie Jiu-Jitsu”. He noted the previous singles match, in which he defeated Nakamura, and said that this time he will be walking out as the new champion. Nakamura noted that Daniel Gracie is a formidable opponent and that it is an honor for him to get a chance at another singles contest. He said that he is excited for the match, but again he is ready to start his new reign off right win a much needed win for himself. Nakamura was then asked about the match being MMA rules in which he stated that he aims to fight as a “professional wrestler”.

Up next was the singing ceremony for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship as AJ Styles will be defending against the former champion Kazuchika Okada, in what will be a rematch from early this month on May 3rd. Okada stated that his current goal is to destroy BULLET CLUB and regain the belt. He noted the loss in the 3WAY during the ROH/NJPW joint show in the USA last weekend, and that loss did not matter as he was not pinned. Styles then stated back that Okada has a lot of excuses to why he is losing. That he couldn’t beat AJ Styles in Fukuoka and he couldn’t beat him in New York. Styles further added that Okada’s problem is that he is too young for the business and to be in the ring with AJ Styles. AJ said that he has taken advatange of all the oppurtunities in front of him and that is why he has seen repeated success as a champion and why he is now an IWGP champion. He then said that the only thing “raining” is himself.
Styles was then asked, assuming that he wins again, who he wants to face the next challenger? AJ confidently replied that “there is no assuming, that he will defend the belt.” Styles said that is not up to him to decide who he gets to wrestle, but it doesn’t matter whether it be Nakamura… Tanahashi, he will beat whoever is put in front of him, just like Okada.

Then I will let this video speak for itself as the closing moments of the press conference.



You can order the event for $25 on NJPW’s official USTREAM channel via the link below.
http://www.ustream.tv/njpw

Below is the full announced card for the iPPV.

New Japan Pro-Wrestling “BACK TO THE YOKOHAMA ARENA”, 5/25/2014 [Sun] 15:00 @ Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa

(1) Road to BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. XXI: Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV, El Desperado & Mascara Dorada vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, BUSHI, KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley

(2) Special 8 Man Tag Match: Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi, Tomoaki Honma & Captain New Japan vs. “BULLET CLUB” Yujiro Takahashi, “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows & Tama Tonga

(3) NWA World Tag Championship 3WAY Match: [Champions] Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. [Challengers] Rob Conway & Jax Dane vs. [Challengers] Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.

(4) Special Tag Match: Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka vs. Minoru Suzuki & Shelton “X” Benjamin
(5) Special Single Match: Tetsuya Naito vs. Bad Luck Fale
(6) Pro-Wrestling vs. Jiu Jitsu Mixed Match: Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Rolles Gracie

(7) NEVER Openweight Championship Match: [3rd Champion] Tomohiro Ishii vs. [Challenger] Kota Ibushi
~ 4th title defense.

(8) IWGP Tag Contendership Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi & Togi Makabe vs. Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata

(9) IWGP Intercontinental Championship ~ Pro-Wrestling vs. Jiu Jitsu Mixed Match: [8th Champion] Shinsuke Nakamura vs. [Challenger] Daniel Gracie
~ Standard wrestling rules, but punches are legal with the use of open-finger gloves. Gi use is legal as well as use of the Gi for holds.
~ 1st title defense.

(10) IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: [60th Champion] AJ Styles vs. [Challenger] Kazuchika Okada
~ 2nd title defense.

NJPW Event Cards for May & June 2014
http://puroresuspirit.wordpress.com/2014/05/04/njpw-event-cards-for-may-june-2014/

[NJPW News] New Japan announced the full event card for their next big upcoming show which will be on May 25th at the Yokohama Arena.

Following the outcome(s) of Wrestling Dontaku on May 3rd, New Japan will now be heading back to the Yokohama Arena with the aftermath. The main event will see Kazuchika Okada looking for complete revenge as he will be getting a rematch for the IWGP Heavyweight belt which he lost to AJ Styles, “and the BULLET CLUB”. Though Styles is already booked to defend his newly acquired belt on May 17th for Ring of Honor wrestling against Michael Elgin. The winner of that match will then head to Japan to take on Okada.

The semi-final match will see Shinsuke Nakamura putting his IWGP IC belt on the line against Daniel Gracie in a Pro-Wrestling vs. Jiu Jitsu mixed style match. Daniel made the challenge for the belt following the tag match at Wrestling Dontaku and Nakamura was quick to agree to the singles challenge. This match also has a lot more on the line as Daniel and Shinsuke have faced before in a MMA rules match back at “INOKI BOM BAYE 2002”, when Daniel forced Shinsuke to tap out in the 2nd round of the fight. Nakamura not only appears to have revenge on his mind, but also pride of defending his belt against Daniel.

Hiroshi Tanahashi & Togi Makabe have managed to put together quite a formidable alliance as they will be facing off against Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata to determine the next contenders for the IWGP Tag belts. Shibata made the challenge to Tanahashi, which at first looked to be a singles challenge, but with Makabe and Goto also in the ring the match appeared to be that of a tag challenge instead. There is no love-loss between Tanahashi and Shibata and this could easily be one of the more heated matches of the night.

The reigning IWGP Junior Champion, Kota Ibushi, will not be making a defense of his belt at the show, but he will though be getting a shot at Tomohiro Ishii and the NEVER Openweight belt. Ibushi made the challenge following his defense of the belt against Ryusuke Taguchi and then Ishii’s defense of the NEVER against Tomoaki Honma. These two initially faced off in a special tag match during the final day of the “G1 CLIMAX 2013” and intensity was indeed shown between the two. This should be a match to keep an eye out for.

Also announced is Kazushi Sakuraba looking to get his revenge on Rolles Gracie as the two will be facing off in the first match of two to feature Pro-Wrestling vs. Jiu Jitsu rules. Then Tetsuya Naito will be looking for revenge from the “NEW JAPAN CUP” earlier this year as he faces off against the semi-finalist in Bad Luck Fale. Both are looking for the right to become challengers for a singles belt and this match could put either one of them in line for a title match of their choosing.

Below is the event card in full.

New Japan Pro-Wrestling “BACK TO THE YOKOHAMA ARENA”, 5/25/2014 [Sun] 15:00 @ Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa

(1) Road to BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. XXI: Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV, El Desperado & Mascara Dorada vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, BUSHI, KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley

(2) Special 8 Man Tag Match: Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi, Tomoaki Honma & Captain New Japan vs. “BULLET CLUB” Yujiro Takahashi, “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows & Tama Tonga

(3) NWA World Tag Championship 3WAY Match: [Champions] Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. [Challengers] Rob Conway & Jax Dane vs. [Challengers] Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.

(4) Special Tag Match: Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka vs. Minoru Suzuki & Shelton “X” Benjamin
(5) Special Single Match: Tetsuya Naito vs. Bad Luck Fale
(6) Pro-Wrestling vs. Jiu Jitsu Mixed Match: Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Rolles Gracie

(7) NEVER Openweight Championship Match: [3rd Champion] Tomohiro Ishii vs. [Challenger] Kota Ibushi

(8) IWGP Tag Contendership Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi & Togi Makabe vs. Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata

(9) IWGP Intercontinental Championship ~ Pro-Wrestling vs. Jiu Jitsu Mixed Match: [8th Champion] Shinsuke Nakamura vs. [Challenger] Daniel Gracie
~ Standard wrestling rules, but punches are legal with the use of open-finger gloves. Gi use is legal as well as use of the Gi for holds.

(10) IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] (Winner of 5/17 - Styles vs. Elgin, ROH) vs. [Challenger] Kazuchika Okada

NJPW [Wrestling Dontaku 2014 - IWGP: Okada vs Styles] results for May 3, 2014

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New Japan Pro Wrestling “Wrestling Dontaku 2014”, 5/3/2014 [Sat] 17:00 @ Fukuoka Kokusai Center
7,190 Spectators

(0) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Tiger Mask IV, KUSHIDA & Yohei Komatsu vs. Captain New Japan, El Desperado, BUSHI & Mascara Dorada
Winner: Desperado () following the Guitara de Angel on Komatsu.

image(1) IWGP Jr. Tag Championship Match: [37th Champions] “Young Bucks” Matt & Nick Jackson vs. [Challengers] “Forever Hooligans” Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov
Winner: Matt (15:09) with the More Bang 4 Your Buck on Romero.
~ 4th title defense.

(2) Special Tag Match: Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION] & Shelton “X” Benjamin
Winner: Yano (9:02) via foul, Suzuki.

image(3) NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match: [125th Champion] Satoshi Kojima vs. [Challenger] Wes Brisco
Winner: Kojima (9:25) following a Lariat.
~ 3rd successful title defense.

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(4) Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata [FREE]
Winner: Goto (10:50) with a Scorpion Deathlock on Nakanishi.

image(5) IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship Match: [67th Champion] Kota Ibushi vs. [Challenger] Ryusuke Taguchi
Winner: Ibushi (14:03) with a Phoenix Splash.
~ 3rd successful title defense.

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(6) NEVER Openweight Championship Match: [3rd Champion] Tomohiro Ishii vs. [Challenger] Tomoaki Honma
Winner: Ishii (14:07) following a Vertical Drop style Brainbuster.
~ 3rd successful title defense.
~ Kota Ibushi challenged Ishii.

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(7) Special Elimination Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe, Tetsuya Naito & Jushin Thunder Liger vs. “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows, Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga
~ Naito eliminated Fale (9:50), via pinfall.
~ Anderson eliminated Naito (11:50), over the top rope.
~ Liger eliminated Tonga (12:10), air scissors drop, pinfall.
~ Anderson eliminated Liger, following the Gunstun
~ Makabe eliminated Anderson (14:12), over the top rope.
Winner: Tanahashi (15:41) with the High Fly Flow on Gallows.
~ Katsuyori Shibata and Hirooki Goto came out after the match.
~ Shibata challenged Tanahashi to a singles match. It appears the match will be for the next IWGP contendership rights as well.



image(8) Pro-Wrestling vs Jiu-Jistsu Mixed Marts Arts Match: Shinsuke Nakamura & Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Daniel & Rolles Gracie
Winner: Rolles (8:30) with a Sleeper Hold on Sakuraba.
~ Daniel then stated that he wants to challenge Nakamura for the IC belt. Nakamura stated that pro-wrestling is his arena, and that Gracies need to wrestling not MMA.

image(9) IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: [59th Champion] Kazuchika Okada vs. [Challenger] AJ Styles
~ Champion falls on his 9th title defense. Styles becomes the 60th IWGP Heavyweight Champion.
Winner: Styles (24:31) with the Styles Clash.
~ BULLET CLUB with the repeated interference throughout. The final moments saw the CLUB come back out to the ring. A mysterious guy in a hoodie then appeared why Anderson had the ref distracted.
~ The guy then pulled back the hoodie revealing himself to be Yujiro Takahashi. Then then picked up Okada and dropped him with the Tokyo Pimps. This setup Styles to hit the “Bloody Sunday” and then his patterned Styles Clash to defeat the champion.
~ Yujiro stated that he is no longer in CHAOS.
~ Styles closed it out by saying that BULLET CLUB is coming for the rest of the IWGP titles.

[NJPW News] New Japan held a signing ceremony for tomorrow’s Wrestling Dontaku iPPV.

First up is for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship between the champion Kazuchika Okada and the challenger AJ Styles. Styles has made it clear that he is coming nothing less than to take the IWGP Heavyweight belt from Okada. Okada is nothing more than kid to him, and will always be. That after tomorrow comes and goes that he will be leaving with the IWGP belt in his hand.
Okada though aims to show that he is no longer a lowly TNA young boy and that he is now on a completely different level than AJ Styles.
As Okada was heading out of the hall, the two had another stare-down as Styles declared that he will be taking the belt. He then pointed at Okada with the “BULLET CLUB gun pose”.

Speaking of BULLET CLUB, one has to wonder if the group will have their hands in the ultimate outcome of the match?


New Japan then had the signing ceremony for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight match between the champion Kota Ibushi and the challenger Ryusuke Taguchi. Taguchi is once more looking to capture the IWGP Jr. belt as he looks to reclaim his challenge loss following last years BOSJ against Ibushi. Ibushi though fully believes that he is now in the best condition of his career and looks forward to tomorrow’s match. Taguchi noted that since his latest return from injury the tone is certainly different, but his determination is as strong as ever.

Then lastly, a signing was held for the NWA World Heavyweight belt as the champion Satoshi Kojima defends against the challenger Wes Brisco. Stan Hansen also came into Japan to be a special witness for the match. The President of the NWA Bruce Tharpe kicked things off by stating that he aims to show that the United States wrestling is far superior to that in Japan. That those in Japan live off of raw fish in rice, while in the US we live off of steak. He introduced Wes Brisco to be a dangerous individual and that he will be bringing the belt back home. Wes mentioned that his uncle Jack Brisco is a former NWA Champion and that tomorrow, he will keep his families lineage alive as he becomes champion as well. Kojima stated that he is 4 months so far as champion have gone by quick, but that his time is not done yet. There is still plenty that he aims to accomplish as champion and that he will defend the belt.

Below is the announced card in full for the upcoming iPPV, and keep in mind that the entire event will be streamed live on USTREAM iPPV for a purchase price of $25.
http://www.ustream.tv/njpw

New Japan Pro Wrestling “Wrestling Dontaku 2014”, 5/3/2014 [Sat] 17:00 @ Fukuoka Kokusai Center

(0) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Tiger Mask IV, KUSHIDA & Yohei Komatsu vs. Captain New Japan, El Desperado, BUSHI & Mascara Dorada

(1) IWGP Jr. Tag Championship Match: [37th Champions] “Young Bucks” Matt & Nick Jackson vs. [Challengers] “Forever Hooligans” Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov
~ 4th title defense.

(2) Special Tag Match: Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION] & Shelton “X” Benjamin

(3) NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match: [125th Champion] Satoshi Kojima vs. [Challenger] Wes Brisco
~ 3rd title defense.

(4) Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata [FREE]

(5) IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship Match: [67th Champion] Kota Ibushi vs. [Challenger] Ryusuke Taguchi
~ 3rd title defense.

(6) NEVER Openweight Championship Match: [3rd Champion] Tomohiro Ishii vs. [Challenger] Tomoaki Honma
~ 3rd title defense.

(7) Special Elimination Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe, Tetsuya Naito & Jushin Thunder Liger vs. “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows, Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga

(8) Pro-Wrestling vs Jiu-Jistsu Mixed Marts Arts Match: Shinsuke Nakamura & Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Daniel & Rolles Gracie

(9) IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: [59th Champion] Kazuchika Okada vs. [Challengers] AJ Styles
~ 9th title defense.

NJPW results for April 28, 2014

NJPW “Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2014″, 4/28/2014 [Sun] 18:00 @ Yawatahama Citizen Sports Center in Ehime

(1) Jushin Thunder Liger, Captain New Japan & El Desperado vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, KUSHIDA & BUSHI
Winner: Taguchi (10:37) with a La Magistral on Captain.

(2) Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Yohei Komatsu vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & Sho Tanaka
Winner: Nagata (10:38) with the Backdrop Hold on Komatsu.

(3) Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka, Gedo & Jado vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION], Shelton “X” Benjamin, TAKA Michinoku [K-DOJO] & Taichi
Winner: Suzuki (11:16) following the Gotch Style Piledriver on Jado.

(4) Hirooki Goto, Tetsuya Naito, Tomoaki Honma [FREE] & Mascara Dorada [CMLL] vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii, Yujiro Takahashi, YOSHI-HASHI
Winner: Nakamura (12:56) following the BomaYe on Dorada.

(5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe & Tiger Mask IV vs. Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows & Tama Tonga
Winner: Anderson (12:38) following the Magic Killer on Tiger.

(6) Kazuchika Okada, Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Bad Luck Fale, Matt & Nick Jackson
Winner: Okada (13:16) following the Rainmaker on Nick.

NJPW Event Cards for March & April 2014
http://puroresuspirit.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/njpw-event-cards-for-march-april-2014/

NJPW results for April 26, 2014

NJPW “Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2014″, 4/26/2014 [Sat] 18:30 @ Matsuyama City General Community Center in Ehime
1,300 Spectators

(1) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Sho Tanaka vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, KUSHIDA & Mascara Dorada [CMLL]
Winner: Taguchi (10:05) following the Dodon.

(2) Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Yohei Komatsu vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & Captain New Japan
Winner: Nagata (10:08) with a Backdrop Hold on Komatsu.

(3) Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka, Gedo & Jado vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION], Shelton “X” Benjamin, TAKA Michinoku [K-DOJO] & Taichi
Winner: Suzuki (11:56) following the Gotch style Piledriver on Gedo.

(4) Hirooki Goto, Tetsuya Naito, Tomoaki Honma [FREE] & El Desperado vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii, Yujiro Takahashi, YOSHI-HASHI
Winner: Ishii (13:19) following a Vertical Drop style Brainbuster on Desperado.

(5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe & BUSHI vs. Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows & Tama Tonga
Winner: Anderson (11:56) following the Magic Killer on BUSHI.

(6) Kazuchika Okada, Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Bad Luck Fale, Matt & Nick Jackson
Winner: Fale (12:50) following the Bad Luck Fall on Romero.

NJPW Event Cards for March & April 2014
http://puroresuspirit.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/njpw-event-cards-for-march-april-2014/

NJPW results for April 25, 2014

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NJPW “Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2014″, 4/25/2014 [Fri] 19:00 @ Takamatsu City Gymnasium in Kagawa
1,200 Spectators

(1) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Yohei Komatsu vs. KUSHIDA, El Desperado & Mascara Dorada [CMLL]
Winner: Dorada (9:57) with a Torunijo on Komatsu.

(2) Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & BUSHI vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & Sho Tanaka
Winner: BUSHI (9:48) with the M/X on Sho.

(3) Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka, Gedo & Jado vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION], Shelton “X” Benjamin, TAKA Michinoku [K-DOJO] & Taichi
Winner: Suzuki (10:13) following the Gotch style Piledriver on Jado.

(4) Hirooki Goto, Tetsuya Naito, Tomoaki Honma [FREE] & Captain New Japan vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii, Yujiro Takahashi, YOSHI-HASHI
Winner: Ishii (11:53) following the Vertical Drop style Brainbuster on Captain.

~ New Japan announced that they will be holding the August 6 “G1 CLIMAX” show in Takamatsu.
~ That now brings the tournament up to 6 days in total in July and 6 days in August. This year aims to be the biggest tournament in the G1’s history with 12 days to cover all the matches.

(5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows & Tama Tonga
Winner: Makabe (11:21) following the King Kong Knee Drop on Tonga.

(6) Kazuchika Okada, Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Bad Luck Fale, Matt & Nick Jackson
Winner: Okada (12:20) following the Rainmaker on Nick.image



NJPW Event Cards for March & April 2014
http://puroresuspirit.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/njpw-event-cards-for-march-april-2014/