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  1. Notes: 2 / 1 day ago 

    NJPW [G1 CLIMAX 24 Day 4] results for July 26, 2014

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    NJPW “Buddy Fight Presents G1 CLIMAX 24“, 7/26/2014 [Sat] 17:00 @ Akita Prefectural Gymnasium
    2,800 Spectators

    (1) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Satoshi Kojima vs. Bad Luck Fale
    Winner: Kojima (8:25) following a Lariat.

    (2) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Shelton “X” Benjamin vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
    Winner: Benjamin (8:44) following the Paydirt.

    (3) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Minoru Suzuki
    Winner: Suzuki (11:04) with a Sleeper Hold.

    (4) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hirooki Goto vs. Toru Tano
    Winner: Yano (1:21) with the Akakiri (pinhold).

    (5) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tomoaki Honma
    Winner: Ishii (12:06) following a Vertical Drop style Brainbuster.

    (6) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Lance Archer
    Winner: Makabe (10:35) following the King Kong Knee Drop.

    (7) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Yuji Nagata vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
    Winner: Nakamura (16:11) following the BomaYe.

    (8) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: AJ Styles vs. Tetsuya Naito
    Winner: Naito (15:55) with the Stardust Press.
    ~ Naito with the big win over the reigning IWGP champion.

    (9) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Kazuchika Okada vs. Karl Anderson
    Winner: Anderson (12:34) following the GunStun.
    ~ Anderson with the revenge win looking back at the G1 2012 final.

    (10) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Katsuyori Shibata
    Winner: Shibata (16:16) following a PK.
    ~ Shibata now holds singles wins over Nakamura and Tanahashi during this years G1.

    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) - http://keepingthespiritalive.tumblr.com/post/92824485445/njpw-g1-climax-24-day-3-results-for-july-25-2014
    Day 4 (7/26) - (above)
    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) -

  2. Notes: 8 / 2 days ago 

    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) -

  3. Notes: 4 / 4 days ago 

    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) -

  4. Notes: 6 / 6 days ago 

    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/

  5. Notes: 12 / 1 week ago 
    [NJPW News] It is now official Tomoaki Honma will be taking Kota Ibushi’s place in this years G1 CLIMAX.President Naoki Sugabayashi reiterated what was stated yesterday to why Kota Ibushi is out of the tournament and he is personally very sorry that he is out. But this will be a huge opportunity for Tomaoki Honma and hopefully it brings a new dynamic to the shows.Kota Ibushi was also on hand for the announcement, which was taking place during the G1 Press Conference, and stated that “there are no abnormalities, but I need rest.” As he noted that he just did not feel right in a recent practice session a couple days ago. Ibushi said that he was looking forward to competing in the G1 more than anything, but he now hopes to return better than ever.————————————Personally I felt that Honma should have been in the tournament in the first place, but it is not like his position is that high to begin with.Tomohiro Ishii and Honma were part of one of my favorite matches earlier this year with the NEVER belt on the line as Honma can deliver plenty of solid matches when need be. Very underrated talent in my opinion, so I will be interested to see “IF” and against “who” that he may potentially claim a win over in the G1.[BushidoRX]————————————NJPW G1 CLIMAX 24 Previewhttp://keepingthespiritalive.tumblr.com/post/92181627180/njpw-g1-climax-24-preview-by-cp-bushidorx-iNJPW’s G1 CLIMAX 24 – League Infohttp://puroresuspirit.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/njpws-g1-climax-24-league-info/NJPW Event Cards for July & August 2014http://puroresuspirit.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/njpw-event-cards-for-july-august-2014/

    [NJPW News] It is now official Tomoaki Honma will be taking Kota Ibushi’s place in this years G1 CLIMAX.

    President Naoki Sugabayashi reiterated what was stated yesterday to why Kota Ibushi is out of the tournament and he is personally very sorry that he is out. But this will be a huge opportunity for Tomaoki Honma and hopefully it brings a new dynamic to the shows.

    Kota Ibushi was also on hand for the announcement, which was taking place during the G1 Press Conference, and stated that “there are no abnormalities, but I need rest.” As he noted that he just did not feel right in a recent practice session a couple days ago. Ibushi said that he was looking forward to competing in the G1 more than anything, but he now hopes to return better than ever.

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    Personally I felt that Honma should have been in the tournament in the first place, but it is not like his position is that high to begin with.
    Tomohiro Ishii and Honma were part of one of my favorite matches earlier this year with the NEVER belt on the line as Honma can deliver plenty of solid matches when need be. Very underrated talent in my opinion, so I will be interested to see “IF” and against “who” that he may potentially claim a win over in the G1.
    [BushidoRX]
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    NJPW G1 CLIMAX 24 Preview
    http://keepingthespiritalive.tumblr.com/post/92181627180/njpw-g1-climax-24-preview-by-cp-bushidorx-i

    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/

     
  6. Notes: 13 / 1 week ago 
    [NJPW G1 CLIMAX 24 Preview - by CP/BushidoRX]I have gotten a few questions of people asking me what they should be on the look out for in this years G1. My basic answer is everything, but for some trying to digest 11 days full of singles matches can be quite a challenge, especially for those who do not have a lot of free time. The main events of course are the clear standouts for their own reasons, but I will post something for a few other matches that happen to catch my attention as well.(As announced earlier this day, Kota Ibushi has been removed from the tournament and is expected to be replaced. All the Ibushi parts/matches have been cut from the post, but I will update this post accordingly if and when a replacement is officially announced by NJPW.)NJPW’s G1 CLIMAX 24 – League Infohttp://puroresuspirit.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/njpws-g1-climax-24-league-info/NJPW Event Cards for July & August 2014http://puroresuspirit.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/njpw-event-cards-for-july-august-2014/Day 1, 7/21/2014 @ Hokkaido Prefectural Sports CenterThe reigning IWGP Heavyweight Champion will be headlining the first day of the G1 as he takes on the man he has beat twice now in singles matches, as well as for the IWGP belt, Kazuchika Okada. Okada has a lot to prove as he aims to finally get the victory of Styles, while Styles himself is looking to keep what he calls the “young boy” in his place.The two mixed martial artists turned wrestlers in Shinsuke Nakamura and Katsuyori Shibata will finally face off once more in singles action come the opening day of the G1. This match can easily be seen as a rematch from their singles match exactly 10 years ago as Shibata claimed the win over the then up and coming Nakamura. Positions have changed between the two in since that match happened and it will definitely be interesting to see who picks up the win.The two brawlers in Hirooki Goto and Togi Makabe will be facing off on what can expected as a heavy hitting battle.Then Tetsuya Naito and Yujiro Takahashi will be rekindling their past feuds as they are set to face off. Naito and Yujiro have bee both close friends and bitter enemies over the years. Both know each other very well and this match could honestly go either way.Day 2 - 7/23/2014 @ Aomori Prefecture BudokanHiroshi Tanahashi vs. Doc Gallows will be headlining the show in what could potentially be a look back at the Tana vs. Giant Bernard matches in the past. This marks Gallows first appearance in the G1 and this will be his chance to leave a solid impression against one of the best in NJPW, if not Japan today.Shinsuke Nakamura will be taking on Davey Boy Smith Jr. on this day. The two have exchanged wins over the other before, but currently Nakamura leads with 2 straight single match wins over Smith heading into the match. This match could go either way, but we should expect a solid match from the two, if their past encounters mean anything.Day 3 - 7/25/2014 @ Yamagata City General Sports CenterThe headlinging match will see Togi Makabe and Kazuchika Okada doing battle. Okada currently holds multiple victories over Makabe, so it should be interesting to see if Makabe can finally get some much needed revenge.Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Satoshi Kojima will be the semi-final with what I hope to be a solid encounter. Both men have delivered much in the past I personally expect nothing less here.Hirooki Goto and Minoru Suzuki will also be facing off on this day with Goto potentially looking to enact some revenge following his loss to Suzuki in this years New Japan Cup.Day 4 - 7/26/2014 @ Akita Prefectural GymnasiumDay 4 will once more see Hiroshi Tanahashi taking on Katsuyori Shibata in singles action as the main event of the night. The two have been known as heated/intense rivals in the past and that will surely come through in this match as well.Kazuchika Okada vs. Karl Anderson will be facing off as well on the show in what could be a look back at the G1 CLIMAX 22 final in 2012. Anderson is currently sitting on the wrong side of the loses against Okada and it seems it is could be now or never for him to shift some momentum back in his favor.Then last years G1 CLIMAX 23 Winner Tetsuya Naito will be facing against the IWGP Heavy Champion AJ Styles in what could be good match in the making.Day 5 - 7/28/2014 @ Sendai Sun Plaza Hall in MiyagiThis day will see the rematch for this years Wrestle Kingdom semi-main event as Tetsuya Naito takes on Kazuchika Okada.A fromer IWGP IC Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi will be taking on the current IWGP IC Champion in Bad Luck Fale. Tanahashi tends to stand well against the bigger and stronger competitors with Fale looking to prove himself as strong force in NJPW. A win over Tana would certainly do that for Fale, but a win for Tana could put him back in line for a potential shot at the IC belt.Day 6 - 7/31/2014 @ Shizuoka Act City HamamatsuTanahashi and Tomohiro Ishii are set to main event this show in what should be a solid match all around. Ishii has really held his own this year and has delivered some early match of the year contenders during his reign as the NEVER Champion. Both men can deliver fantastic matches and this one could very well be another.Satoshi Kojima vs. Katsuyori Shibata could also be a match to keep an eye on its own right. Both can bring their own form of intensity when need be.Day 7 - 8/1/2014 @ Korakuen Hall in TokyoIshii will once more be headlining a G1 night as he takes on Shinsuke Nakamura. Both men have stated in the past that they mutually respect one another and have been friends for years. With that said though, the CHAOS duo are competitors when it comes to the ring and this is definitely one to keep an eye on.The veteran Yuji Nagata taking on Katsuyori Shibata should be solid as well.The first ever singles encounter between AJ Styles and Minoru Suzuki certainly has some intrigue heading into it.Day 8 - 8/3/2014 @ Osaka BODYMAKER COLOSSEUMThe main event of this years Wrestle Kingdom will be coming around full circle as Hiroshi Tanahashi and Shinsuke Nakamura once more face off in singles action. Both have traded wins and loses against one another with the IC belt on the line and now with neither holding the belt both will be looking to distance themselves as a true rightful next contender.Yujiro Takahashi and Kazuchika Okada willl finally face off in a singles match after Yujiro left CHAOS to join Bullet Club a few months back.Day 9 - 8/4/2014 @ Aichi Prefectural GymnasiumIn yet another revenge match from earlier this year, Kazuchika Okada and Hirooki Goto will once more be set against one another in the main.Both BULLET CLUB members AJ Styles and Karl Anderson will be facing off as well this night in what could easily be one of the more intriguing matches of the show. Anderson has been close to the IWGP Heavy belt before, but has seemingly lost his place in the singles running in the recent times. Many questions have arose since the announcement of this match as if it could end up be a mutual contest or a first signs of a split in the group. Day 10 - 8/6/2014 @ Takamatsu City Gymnasium, 1st Stadium in Kagawa Doc Gallows will main event his first ever NJPW show as he takes on one of the top wrestlers in Shinsuke Nakamura. This will mark the first ever singles encounter between the two, so it could very well go either way.Tomohiro Ishii and Katsuyori Shibata will once again face off in the G1 in what is a rematch from last years show. Both showcased a very solid match and much of the same could, if not more, be expected this year.Day 11 - 8/8/2014 [@ Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium in KanagawaThen the final day of the official block matches of the G1 will take place on this day. The main will see Minoru Suzuki taking on Kazuchika Okada in what could be a replay of their exhanges in 2013 with Suzuki beating Okada and then Okada getting the revenge win following. This match could also be a make of break for one of the two in terms on the final position for the final.Shinsuke Nakamura and Bad Luck Fale will face off once more this year following Nakamura wins over Fale in the New Japan Finals earlier this year and then Fale with the win over Nakamura for the IWGP IC belt in June. Fale will surely be aiming to solidify himself as the true IC Champion as Nakamura could very well be looking to earn another chance at the belt.New Japan is also seemingly putting an emphasis on Yuji Nagata vs. Tomohiro Ishii and AJ Styles vs. Togi Makabe as must see’s. I’d also add Tetsuya Naito vs. Karl Anderson to that list.Day 12 - 8/10/2014 @ Seibu Dome in SaitamaAll that is left is the final match of the G1 which will take place on August 10th. The top ranked wrestler from each block will then compete to become the champion and earn a shot at the IWGP Heavyweight belt, unless they happen to already hold the belt… who is AJ Styles. I almost cannot make a call on who will win this year G1, but if I had to make guess at all I would have to say Hiroshi Tanahashi. Tanahashi’s only G1 win was in 2007 and it is almost a guarantee that he will end up against AJ Styles sooner than later. Given their past singles encounters in New Japan and TNA.

    [NJPW G1 CLIMAX 24 Preview - by CP/BushidoRX]

    I have gotten a few questions of people asking me what they should be on the look out for in this years G1. My basic answer is everything, but for some trying to digest 11 days full of singles matches can be quite a challenge, especially for those who do not have a lot of free time. The main events of course are the clear standouts for their own reasons, but I will post something for a few other matches that happen to catch my attention as well.

    (As announced earlier this day, Kota Ibushi has been removed from the tournament and is expected to be replaced. All the Ibushi parts/matches have been cut from the post, but I will update this post accordingly if and when a replacement is officially announced by NJPW.)

    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/

    Day 1, 7/21/2014 @ Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center

    The reigning IWGP Heavyweight Champion will be headlining the first day of the G1 as he takes on the man he has beat twice now in singles matches, as well as for the IWGP belt, Kazuchika Okada. Okada has a lot to prove as he aims to finally get the victory of Styles, while Styles himself is looking to keep what he calls the “young boy” in his place.
    The two mixed martial artists turned wrestlers in Shinsuke Nakamura and Katsuyori Shibata will finally face off once more in singles action come the opening day of the G1. This match can easily be seen as a rematch from their singles match exactly 10 years ago as Shibata claimed the win over the then up and coming Nakamura. Positions have changed between the two in since that match happened and it will definitely be interesting to see who picks up the win.
    The two brawlers in Hirooki Goto and Togi Makabe will be facing off on what can expected as a heavy hitting battle.
    Then Tetsuya Naito and Yujiro Takahashi will be rekindling their past feuds as they are set to face off. Naito and Yujiro have bee both close friends and bitter enemies over the years. Both know each other very well and this match could honestly go either way.

    Day 2 - 7/23/2014 @ Aomori Prefecture Budokan
    Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Doc Gallows will be headlining the show in what could potentially be a look back at the Tana vs. Giant Bernard matches in the past. This marks Gallows first appearance in the G1 and this will be his chance to leave a solid impression against one of the best in NJPW, if not Japan today.
    Shinsuke Nakamura will be taking on Davey Boy Smith Jr. on this day. The two have exchanged wins over the other before, but currently Nakamura leads with 2 straight single match wins over Smith heading into the match. This match could go either way, but we should expect a solid match from the two, if their past encounters mean anything.

    Day 3 - 7/25/2014 @ Yamagata City General Sports Center
    The headlinging match will see Togi Makabe and Kazuchika Okada doing battle. Okada currently holds multiple victories over Makabe, so it should be interesting to see if Makabe can finally get some much needed revenge.
    Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Satoshi Kojima will be the semi-final with what I hope to be a solid encounter. Both men have delivered much in the past I personally expect nothing less here.
    Hirooki Goto and Minoru Suzuki will also be facing off on this day with Goto potentially looking to enact some revenge following his loss to Suzuki in this years New Japan Cup.

    Day 4 - 7/26/2014 @ Akita Prefectural Gymnasium
    Day 4 will once more see Hiroshi Tanahashi taking on Katsuyori Shibata in singles action as the main event of the night. The two have been known as heated/intense rivals in the past and that will surely come through in this match as well.
    Kazuchika Okada vs. Karl Anderson will be facing off as well on the show in what could be a look back at the G1 CLIMAX 22 final in 2012. Anderson is currently sitting on the wrong side of the loses against Okada and it seems it is could be now or never for him to shift some momentum back in his favor.
    Then last years G1 CLIMAX 23 Winner Tetsuya Naito will be facing against the IWGP Heavy Champion AJ Styles in what could be good match in the making.

    Day 5 - 7/28/2014 @ Sendai Sun Plaza Hall in Miyagi
    This day will see the rematch for this years Wrestle Kingdom semi-main event as Tetsuya Naito takes on Kazuchika Okada.
    A fromer IWGP IC Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi will be taking on the current IWGP IC Champion in Bad Luck Fale. Tanahashi tends to stand well against the bigger and stronger competitors with Fale looking to prove himself as strong force in NJPW. A win over Tana would certainly do that for Fale, but a win for Tana could put him back in line for a potential shot at the IC belt.

    Day 6 - 7/31/2014 @ Shizuoka Act City Hamamatsu
    Tanahashi and Tomohiro Ishii are set to main event this show in what should be a solid match all around. Ishii has really held his own this year and has delivered some early match of the year contenders during his reign as the NEVER Champion. Both men can deliver fantastic matches and this one could very well be another.
    Satoshi Kojima vs. Katsuyori Shibata could also be a match to keep an eye on its own right. Both can bring their own form of intensity when need be.

    Day 7 - 8/1/2014 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
    Ishii will once more be headlining a G1 night as he takes on Shinsuke Nakamura. Both men have stated in the past that they mutually respect one another and have been friends for years. With that said though, the CHAOS duo are competitors when it comes to the ring and this is definitely one to keep an eye on.
    The veteran Yuji Nagata taking on Katsuyori Shibata should be solid as well.
    The first ever singles encounter between AJ Styles and Minoru Suzuki certainly has some intrigue heading into it.

    Day 8 - 8/3/2014 @ Osaka BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM
    The main event of this years Wrestle Kingdom will be coming around full circle as Hiroshi Tanahashi and Shinsuke Nakamura once more face off in singles action. Both have traded wins and loses against one another with the IC belt on the line and now with neither holding the belt both will be looking to distance themselves as a true rightful next contender.
    Yujiro Takahashi and Kazuchika Okada willl finally face off in a singles match after Yujiro left CHAOS to join Bullet Club a few months back.

    Day 9 - 8/4/2014 @ Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
    In yet another revenge match from earlier this year, Kazuchika Okada and Hirooki Goto will once more be set against one another in the main.
    Both BULLET CLUB members AJ Styles and Karl Anderson will be facing off as well this night in what could easily be one of the more intriguing matches of the show. Anderson has been close to the IWGP Heavy belt before, but has seemingly lost his place in the singles running in the recent times. Many questions have arose since the announcement of this match as if it could end up be a mutual contest or a first signs of a split in the group.

    Day 10 - 8/6/2014 @ Takamatsu City Gymnasium, 1st Stadium in Kagawa
    Doc Gallows will main event his first ever NJPW show as he takes on one of the top wrestlers in Shinsuke Nakamura. This will mark the first ever singles encounter between the two, so it could very well go either way.
    Tomohiro Ishii and Katsuyori Shibata will once again face off in the G1 in what is a rematch from last years show. Both showcased a very solid match and much of the same could, if not more, be expected this year.

    Day 11 - 8/8/2014 [@ Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium in Kanagawa
    Then the final day of the official block matches of the G1 will take place on this day. The main will see Minoru Suzuki taking on Kazuchika Okada in what could be a replay of their exhanges in 2013 with Suzuki beating Okada and then Okada getting the revenge win following. This match could also be a make of break for one of the two in terms on the final position for the final.
    Shinsuke Nakamura and Bad Luck Fale will face off once more this year following Nakamura wins over Fale in the New Japan Finals earlier this year and then Fale with the win over Nakamura for the IWGP IC belt in June. Fale will surely be aiming to solidify himself as the true IC Champion as Nakamura could very well be looking to earn another chance at the belt.
    New Japan is also seemingly putting an emphasis on Yuji Nagata vs. Tomohiro Ishii and AJ Styles vs. Togi Makabe as must see’s. I’d also add Tetsuya Naito vs. Karl Anderson to that list.

    Day 12 - 8/10/2014 @ Seibu Dome in Saitama
    All that is left is the final match of the G1 which will take place on August 10th. The top ranked wrestler from each block will then compete to become the champion and earn a shot at the IWGP Heavyweight belt, unless they happen to already hold the belt… who is AJ Styles.
    I almost cannot make a call on who will win this year G1, but if I had to make guess at all I would have to say Hiroshi Tanahashi. Tanahashi’s only G1 win was in 2007 and it is almost a guarantee that he will end up against AJ Styles sooner than later. Given their past singles encounters in New Japan and TNA.

     
  7. Notes: 11 / 1 week ago 
    [NJPW News] It has been announced that Kota Ibushi will be unable to compete in this years G1 CLIMAX following the concussion he suffered on July 4th.No abnormalities were found by after multiple test results but apparent damage has been done to his head which is causing him to have shakes. For the safety of himself as well as anyone whom he would have been facing in the G1 the medical commission has deemed him unable to compete.New Japan apologizes for the fans who were looking forward to seeing Ibushi compete in the G1.A replacement for Kota Ibushi’s spot in the G1 should be expected.NJPW’s G1 CLIMAX 24 – League Infohttp://puroresuspirit.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/njpws-g1-climax-24-league-info/NJPW Event Cards for July & August 2014http://puroresuspirit.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/njpw-event-cards-for-july-august-2014/

    [NJPW News] It has been announced that Kota Ibushi will be unable to compete in this years G1 CLIMAX following the concussion he suffered on July 4th.

    No abnormalities were found by after multiple test results but apparent damage has been done to his head which is causing him to have shakes. For the safety of himself as well as anyone whom he would have been facing in the G1 the medical commission has deemed him unable to compete.

    New Japan apologizes for the fans who were looking forward to seeing Ibushi compete in the G1.

    A replacement for Kota Ibushi’s spot in the G1 should be expected.

    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/

     
  8. Notes: 2 / 2 weeks ago 

    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.
    image

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

  9. 2 weeks ago 

    NJPW results for July 11, 2014

    NJPW “KIZUNA ROAD 2014″, 7/11/2014 [Fri] 18:30 @ Niigata City Gymnasium
    2,500 Spectators (crowded)

    (1) Manabu Nakanish & Sho Tanaka vs. Ryusuke Taguchi & BUSHI
    Winner: BUSHI (11:42) with the MX on Sho.

    (2) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Mascara Dorada vs. KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley & Fuego
    Winner: Dorada (10:19) via pinfall on Fuego.

    (3) Toru Yano, Gedo, Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Iizuka, TAKA Michinoku & El Desperado
    Winner: Desperado (13:03) following the Guittera de Angel on Gedo.

    (4) Hirooki Goto & Captain New Japan vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Tomohiro Ishii
    Winner: Ishii (11:33) following a Vertical Fall style Brainbuster on Captain.

    (5) Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI
    Winner: Kojima (12:11) following a Lariat on HASHI.

    (6) Special Elimination Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe, Yuji Nagata, Tetsuya Naito & Tomoaki Honma vs. Bad Luck Fale, Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows, Yujiro Takahashi & Tama Tonga
    Winner: Naito (27:24) with the Stardust Press on Yujiro.

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

  10. Notes: 1 / 2 weeks ago 

    NJPW results for July 7, 2014

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

    ————————————————————
    Update: Cards changed due to El Desperado joining Suzuki-gun.
    ————————————————————

    (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/

  11. 3 weeks ago 

    NJPW results for July 6, 2014

    image

    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/

  12. Notes: 3 / 3 weeks ago 
    [DDT/NJPW News] Kota Ibushi has been reported to have suffered a concussion while defending the IWGP Junior belt against KUSHIDA in today’s, 7/4, NJPW show.Ibushi was taken to the nearest hospital after the match where he was diagnosed with no abnormalities. But he has been told that he will need to rest for the next week or so which means that he will be unable to compete on the upcoming DDT shows, specifically, on July 6th and 8th.Ibushi is expected to be able to compete in the G1 CLIMAX which begins on July 21st.

    [DDT/NJPW News] Kota Ibushi has been reported to have suffered a concussion while defending the IWGP Junior belt against KUSHIDA in today’s, 7/4, NJPW show.

    Ibushi was taken to the nearest hospital after the match where he was diagnosed with no abnormalities. But he has been told that he will need to rest for the next week or so which means that he will be unable to compete on the upcoming DDT shows, specifically, on July 6th and 8th.

    Ibushi is expected to be able to compete in the G1 CLIMAX which begins on July 21st.

     
  13. Notes: 13 / 3 weeks ago 

    NJPW [Korakuen - IWGP Jr: Ibushi vs KUSHIDA] results for July 4, 2014

    image

    NJPW “KIZUNA ROAD 2014″, 7/4/2014 [Fri] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
    1,940 Spectators (overcrowded)

    (1) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Mascara Dorada vs. BUSHI, Sho Tanaka & Fuego
    Winner: Tiger (6:57) with a Chicken Wing Arm Lock on Sho.

    (2) Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, Captain New Japan & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi
    Winner: Nagata (9:46) with a Backdrop Hold on Captain.

    (3) Toru Yano, Kazushi Sakuraba & YOSHI-HASHI Vs. Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Iizuka & TAKA Michinoku
    Winner: Suzuki (9:10) following the Gotch style Piledriver on HASHI.

    (4) Super Jr. Special Tag Match: El Desperado vs. Alex Shelley
    Winner: Shelley (11:51) with the Shelley Clutch.
    ~ TAKA came out and Desperado and him attacked Shelley after the match. Desperado and TAKA then left together. Despe in Suzuki-gun?

    (5) Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Bad Luck Fale, Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows, Yujiro Takahashi & Tama Tonga
    Winner: Okada (16:08) following the Rainmaker on Tonga.

    (6) Special Tag Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi & Tetsuya Naito vs. Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata
    Winner: Naito (16:27) with the Stardust Press on Goto.

    (7) IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [67th Champion] Kota Ibushi vs. [Challenger] KUSHIDA
    imageWinner: KUSHIDA (15:06) with the Hover Board Lock.
    ~ Ibushi falls on his 5th title defense. KUSHIDA becomes the 68th generation champion.
    ~ KUSHIDA becomes the IWGP Jr. Champion for the first time in his career. He is also currently one-half of the IWGP Jr. Tag Champions along with Alex Shelley.
    ~ After the match TAKA & El Desperado attacked KUSHIDA. Taguchi then came out to make the save which then led to KUSHIDA acknowldging to a match against Taguchi, which the two agreed upon before today’s title match.
    ~ Desperado was wearing a Suzuki-gun shirt and formally expressed his entrance into the group.
    image~ KUSHIDA and Shelley will be making their first defense of the IWGP Jr. Tag belts on 8/10 at the Seibu Dome, KUSHIDA also agreed to defend the IWGP Jr. belt against his partner, as they agreed to a match before the BOSJ.

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

  14. Notes: 7 / 4 weeks ago 

    NJPW [NEVER: Ishii vs Yujiro] results for June 29, 2014

    NJPW “KIZUNA ROAD 2014″, 6/29/2014 [Sun] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
    2,015 Spectators (sold-out/overcrowded)

    (1) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Mascara Dorada vs. BUSHI, Yohei Komatsu & Fuego
    Winner: Dorada (6:29) following a Tornillo on Komatsu.

    (2) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & Captain New Japan
    Winner: Kojima (9:05) following a Lariat on Captain.

    (3) Toru Yano & YOSHI-HASHI Vs. Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka
    Winner: Yano (10:04) via foul, Iizuka.

    (4) Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata
    Winner: Goto (10:29) following the Shouten Kai on Honma.

    (5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley vs. Tetsuya Naito, Kota Ibushi & El Desperado
    Winner: Desperado (10:56) with a Taigatame on Shelley.

    (6) Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuchika Okada, Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Bad Luck Fale, Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows & Tama Tonga
    Winner: Anderson (14:33) following the Magic Killer on Romero.

    (7) NEVER Openweight Championship Match: [3rd Champion] Tomohiro Ishii vs. [Challenger] Yujiro Takahashi
    Winner: Yujiro (21:48) following the Miami Shine.
    ~ Ishii falls on his 5th title defense. Yujiro becomes the 4th generation champion.


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

  15. Notes: 2 / 4 weeks ago 

    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/

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