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  1. 9 hours ago 

    NJPW results for April 23, 2014

    NJPW “Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2014″, 4/23/2014 [Wed] 18:00 @ Toyohashi City Gymnasium, 2nd Stadium in Aichi
    1,200 Spectators (crowded)

    (1) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Sho Tanaka vs. KUSHIDA, Mascara Dorada [CMLL] & Yohei Komatsu
    Winner: KUSHIDA (11:17) with the Midnight Express on Sho.

    (2) Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & BUSHI vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & El Desperado
    Winner: Desperado (10:25) following the Guitara de Angel on BUSHI.

    (3) Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka, Gedo & Jado vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION], Shelton “X” Benjamin, TAKA Michinoku [K-DOJO] & Taichi
    Winner: Yano (10:20) via pinfall on TAKA.

    (4) Hirooki Goto, Tetsuya Naito, Tomoaki Honma [FREE] & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii, Yujiro Takahashi, YOSHI-HASHI
    Winner: Naito (9:45) with the Stardust Press on HASHI.

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

    (6) Kazuchika Okada, Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Bad Luck Fale, Matt & Nick Jackson
    Winner: Okada (12:40) 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/

  2. Notes: 6 / 2 days ago 
    STYLES NEWS: A.J. Styles announced for New Japan’s G1 Climax. Styles will be having his first match in NJPW since leaving TNA on May 3 when he faces Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight belt. Styles is then booked for the “DOMINION” iPPV which is scheduled to take place on June 21, and will be competing on the ROH and NJPW joint shows in May.http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/Other_News_4/article_77836.shtml#.U1V8Elcvm5EIn a correction to the article that was posted, “Styles debuted in New Japan earlier this month” Styles did not just debut in NJPW this month as he competed for them a couple times for NJPW back in 2008. Once against Tanahashi on February 17, 2008 and then in a tag match later that year with Tanahashi as they took on Nakamura and Kurt Angle. - CP/BushidoRX

    STYLES NEWS: A.J. Styles announced for New Japan’s G1 Climax. 

    Styles will be having his first match in NJPW since leaving TNA on May 3 when he faces Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight belt. Styles is then booked for the “DOMINION” iPPV which is scheduled to take place on June 21, and will be competing on the ROH and NJPW joint shows in May.

    http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/Other_News_4/article_77836.shtml#.U1V8Elcvm5E

    In a correction to the article that was posted, “Styles debuted in New Japan earlier this month” Styles did not just debut in NJPW this month as he competed for them a couple times for NJPW back in 2008. Once against Tanahashi on February 17, 2008 and then in a tag match later that year with Tanahashi as they took on Nakamura and Kurt Angle. 
    - CP/BushidoRX

     
  3. Notes: 3 / 3 days ago 

    NJPW results for April 20, 2014

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    NJPW “Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2014″, 4/20/2014 [Sun] 15:00 @ Aimesse Yamanashi
    1,300 Spectators (packed)

    (1) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Sho Tanaka vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, BUSHI & Mascara Dorada [CMLL]
    Winner: Taguchi (8:20) following the Dodon on Sho.

    (2) Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Manabu Nakanishi & Captain New Japan
    Winner: Tenzan (9:54) with the Anaconda Vice on Captain.

    (3) Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka, Gedo & Jado vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION], Shelton “X” Benjamin, TAKA Michinoku [K-DOJO] & Taichi
    Winner: Suzuki (12:24) following the Contract Killer on Jado.

    (4) Hirooki Goto, Tetsuya Naito, Tomoaki Honma [FREE] & KUSHIDA vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii, Yujiro Takahashi, YOSHI-HASHI
    Winner: Honma (15:15) following the Kokeshi on HASHI.
    ~ Honma will face Ishii for the NEVER Championship on May 3.
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    (5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe & El Desperado vs. Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows & Tama Tonga
    Winner: Anderson (11:06) following the Magic Killer on Desperado.

    (6) Kazuchika Okada, Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Bad Luck Fale, Matt & Nick Jackson
    Winner: Okada (12:34) 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/

    imageThe full card for the upcoming “Wrestling Dontaku” iPPV has been announced.

    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.

    The full event will be offered on USTREAM for $15.
    http://www.ustream.tv/njpw

  4. Notes: 3 / 4 days ago 

    NJPW results for April 19, 2014

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    NJPW “Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2014″, 4/19/2014 [Sat] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
    2,015 Spectators (overcrowded)

    (1) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & BUSHI vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, El Desperado & Mascara Dorada [CMLL]
    Winner: Taguchi (9:20) following the Dodon on BUSHI.

    (2) Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Manabu Nakanishi & Yohei Komatsu
    Winner: Kojima (11:05) following a Lariat on Komatsu.

    (3) Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka, Gedo & Jado vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION], Shelton “X” Benjamin, TAKA Michinoku [K-DOJO] & Taichi
    Winner: Yano (9:38) following the Urakasumi on Taichi.

    (4) Tetsuya Naito, Tomoaki Honma [FREE] & KUSHIDA vs. Tomohiro Ishii, Yujiro Takahashi, YOSHI-HASHI
    Winner: Honma (10:55) following the Kokeshi Driver on Ishii.
    ~ Honma stated that he wants the NEVER belt.

    (5) Yuji Nagata & Captain New Japan vs. Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata [FREE]
    Winner: Goto (10:53) following the Shoten Kai on Captain.
    ~ Nagata stated that he wants another match against Goto & Shibata.

    (6) Shinsuke Nakamura, Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Bad Luck Fale, Matt & Nick Jackson
    Winner: Romero (11:47) following the Contract Killer on Nick.

    (7) Kazuchika Okada vs. Tama Tonga
    Winner: Okada (6:15) following the Rainmaker.
    ~ Okada aimed to send a statement to AJ Styles. “You’ll be next.”

    (8) Hiroshi Tanahashi & Togi Makabe vs. Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows
    Winner: Tanahashi (14:46) with the High Fly Flow on Anderson.
    ~ Tanahashi stated that he and Makabe will be going after the IWGP Tag belts, and they already have a team name with “King Ace”.
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    NJPW Event Cards for March & April 2014
    http://puroresuspirit.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/njpw-event-cards-for-march-april-2014/

  5. Notes: 8 / 1 week ago 

    [NJPW News] New Japan released the full events cards for the upcoming “Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2014” tour. As well as 3 more matches for the upcoming iPPV itself on May 3.

    Among the additions to the main iPPV are a special 8 man elimination match as “New Japan Main Army” takes on. “BULLET CLUB”. BULLET CLUB looks aims for dominance at this show with this newly announced tag match, and then the new member of the group in AJ Styles taking on Okada in the main event for the IWGP Heavy belt.

    It has also been announced that Satoshi Kojima will be defending the NWA World Heavyweight belt against a second generation wrestler in Wes Brisco. Wes’ father is of course Jerry Brisco and his uncle Jack Brisco is a former NWA Heavyweight Champion. Stan Hansen has been announced to be in attendance to oversee this match.

    The “Forever Hooligans” have once more earned another shot at the IWGP Jr. Tag belts following the 2 day shows in Taiwan this past weekend, and the duo look to once more reclaim the belts as they take on the high flying brothers in the Young Bucks.

    Below are the updated cards…

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

    NJPW “Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2014”, 4//2014 [Sat] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

    (1) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & BUSHI vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, El Desperado & Mascara Dorada [CMLL]
    (2) Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Manabu Nakanishi & Yohei Komatsu
    (3) Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka, Gedo & Jado vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION], Shelton “X” Benjamin, TAKA Michinoku [K-DOJO] & Taichi
    (4) Tetsuya Naito, Tomoaki Honma [FREE] & KUSHIDA vs. Tomohiro Ishii, Yujiro Takahashi, YOSHI-HASHI
    (5) Yuji Nagata & Captain New Japan vs. Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata [FREE]
    (6) Shinsuke Nakamura, Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Bad Luck Fale, Matt & Nick Jackson
    (7) Kazuchika Okada vs. Tama Tonga
    (8) Hiroshi Tanahashi & Togi Makabe vs. Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows

    NJPW “Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2014”, 4/20/2014 [Sun] 15:00 @ Aimesse Yamanashi

    (1) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Sho Tanaka vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, BUSHI & Mascara Dorada [CMLL]
    (2) Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Manabu Nakanishi & Captain New Japan
    (3) Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka, Gedo & Jado vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION], Shelton “X” Benjamin, TAKA Michinoku [K-DOJO] & Taichi
    (4) Hirooki Goto, Tetsuya Naito, Tomoaki Honma [FREE] & KUSHIDA vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii, Yujiro Takahashi, YOSHI-HASHI
    (5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe & El Desperado vs. Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows & Tama Tonga
    (6) Kazuchika Okada, Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Bad Luck Fale, Matt & Nick Jackson

    NJPW “Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2014”, 4/23/2014 [Wed] 18:00 @ Toyohashi City Gymnasium, 2nd Stadium in Aichi

    (1) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Sho Tanaka vs. KUSHIDA, Mascara Dorada [CMLL] & Yohei Komatsu
    (2) Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & BUSHI vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & El Desperado
    (3) Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka, Gedo & Jado vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION], Shelton “X” Benjamin, TAKA Michinoku [K-DOJO] & Taichi
    (4) Hirooki Goto, Tetsuya Naito, Tomoaki Honma [FREE] & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii, Yujiro Takahashi, YOSHI-HASHI
    (5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe & Captain New Japan vs. Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows & Tama Tonga
    (6) Kazuchika Okada, Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Bad Luck Fale, Matt & Nick Jackson

    NJPW “Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2014”, 4/24/2014 [Thu] 18:30 @ BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM, 2nd Stadium in Osaka

    (1) Kota Ibushi, El Desperado, Mascara Dorada & Yohei Komatsu vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & BUSHI
    (2) Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. Yuji Nagata & Sho Tanaka
    (3) Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka, Gedo & Jado vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION], Shelton “X” Benjamin, TAKA Michinoku [K-DOJO] & Taichi
    (4) Tetsuya Naito, Tomoaki Honma & KUSHIDA vs. Tomohiro Ishii, Yujiro Takahashi, YOSHI-HASHI
    (5) Manabu Nakanishi & Togi Makabe vs. Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows
    (6) Hiroshi Tanahashi & Captain New Japan vs. Hirooki Goot & Katsuyori Shibata [FREE]
    (8) Special Elimination Match: Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura, Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga, Matt & Nick Jackson

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

    (1) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Yohei Komatsu vs. KUSHIDA, El Desperado & Mascara Dorada [CMLL]
    (2) Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & BUSHI vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & Sho Tanaka
    (3) Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka, Gedo & Jado vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION], Shelton “X” Benjamin, TAKA Michinoku [K-DOJO] & Taichi
    (4) Hirooki Goto, Tetsuya Naito, Tomoaki Honma [FREE] & Captain New Japan vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii, Yujiro Takahashi, YOSHI-HASHI
    (5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows & Tama Tonga
    (6) Kazuchika Okada, Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Bad Luck Fale, Matt & Nick Jackson

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

    (1) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Sho Tanaka vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, KUSHIDA & Mascara Dorada [CMLL]
    (2) Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Yohei Komatsu vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & Captain New Japan
    (3) Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka, Gedo & Jado vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION], Shelton “X” Benjamin, TAKA Michinoku [K-DOJO] & Taichi
    (4) Hirooki Goto, Tetsuya Naito, Tomoaki Honma [FREE] & El Desperado vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii, Yujiro Takahashi, YOSHI-HASHI
    (5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe & BUSHI vs. Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows & Tama Tonga
    (6) Kazuchika Okada, Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Bad Luck Fale, Matt & Nick Jackson

    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
    (2) Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Yohei Komatsu vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & Sho Tanaka
    (3) Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka, Gedo & Jado vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION], Shelton “X” Benjamin, TAKA Michinoku [K-DOJO] & Taichi
    (4) Hirooki Goto, Tetsuya Naito, Tomoaki Honma [FREE] & Mascara Dorada [CMLL] vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii, Yujiro Takahashi, YOSHI-HASHI
    (5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe & Tiger Mask IV vs. Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows & Tama Tonga
    (6) Kazuchika Okada, Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Bad Luck Fale, Matt & Nick Jackson

    NJPW “Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2014”, 4/29/2014 [Sun] 17:00 @ Kumamoto City Exhibition Hall

    (1) Ryusuke Taguchi, KUSHIDA & Sho Tanaka vs. El Desperado, Mascara Dorada [CMLL] & Yohei Komatsu
    (2) Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & BUSHI vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & Captain New Japan
    (3) Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka, Gedo & Jado vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION], Shelton “X” Benjamin, TAKA Michinoku [K-DOJO] & Taichi
    (4) Hirooki Goto, Tetsuya Naito, Tomoaki Honma [FREE] & Tiger Mask IV vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii, Yujiro Takahashi, YOSHI-HASHI
    (5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe & Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows & Tama Tonga
    (6) Kazuchika Okada, Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Bad Luck Fale, Matt & Nick Jackson

    NJPW “Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2014”, 5/1/2014 [Thu] 18:30 @ Oita Event Hall

    (1) Ryusuke Taguchi, KUSHIDA & Sho Tanaka vs. El Desperado, BUSHI & Yohei Komatsu
    (2) Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Tiger Mask IV vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & Captain New Japan
    (3) Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka, Gedo & Jado vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION], Shelton “X” Benjamin, TAKA Michinoku [K-DOJO] & Taichi
    (4) Hirooki Goto, Tetsuya Naito, Tomoaki Honma [FREE] & Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii, Yujiro Takahashi, YOSHI-HASHI
    (5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe & Mascara Dorada [CMLL] vs. Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows & Tama Tonga
    (6) Kazuchika Okada, Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Bad Luck Fale, Matt & Nick Jackson
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    New Japan Pro Wrestling “Wrestling Dontaku 2014”, 5/3/2014 [Sat] 17:00 @ Fukuoka Kokusai Center

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

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

    (-) 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

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

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

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

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

    ~ Katsuyori Shibata will also be competing, 9-10 matches are to be scheduled in total for this event.

  6. Notes: 3 / 1 week ago 

    NJPW [WRESTLING WORLD 2014 in Taiwan Day 2] results for April 13, 2014

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    New Japan Pro-Wrestling “WRESTLING WORLD 2014 in Taiwan”, 4/13/2014 [Sun] 19:00 @ Taiwan University Gymnasium (NTU Sports Center)
    1,600 Spectators

    (1) Ryusuke Taguchi & BUSHI vs. El Desperado & Mascara Dorada
    Winner: Taguchi (9:05) following the dodon on Dorada.

    (2) Mascara Don (Manabu Nakanishi), Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu vs. Yujiro Takahashi, Jado & Gedo
    Winner: Yujiro (8:58) following the Tokyo Pimps on Komatsu.

    (3) Toru Yano & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Minoru Suzuki & Taichi
    Winner: Yano (9:53) following the Urakasumi on Taichi.

    (4) IWGP Jr. Tag Championship Next Contendership Match: Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV vs. Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov
    Winner: Romero (10:09) following the Contract Killer on Tiger.

    (5) Togi Makabe & Yuji Nagata vs. Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga
    Winner: Makabe (8:11) following the King Kong Knee Drop on Tonga.

    (6) IWGP Tag Championship Match: [64th Champions] Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows vs. [Challengers] Hirooki Goto & Captain Taiwan
    Winner: Gallows (9:31) following the Magic Killer on Captain.
    ~ 3rd successful title defense.

    (7) NWA World Tag Championship Match: [75th Champions] Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. [Challengers] Rob Conway & Jax Dane
    Winner: Tenzan (10:33) with an Anaconda Vice on Dane.
    ~ 1st successful title defense.

    (8) Special 6 Man Tag Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tetsuya Naito & KUSHIDA vs. Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura & Tomohiro Ishii
    Winner: Nakamura (13:40) following the BomaYe on KUSHIDA.

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

  7. Notes: 4 / 1 week ago 

    NJPW [WRESTLING WORLD 2014 in Taiwan Day 1] results for April 12, 2014

    New Japan Pro-Wrestling “WRESTLING WORLD 2014 in Taiwan”, 4/12/2014 [Sat] 19:00 @ Taiwan University Gymnasium (NTU Sports Center)
    2,000 Spectators

    (1) Ryusuke Taguchi & Sho Tanaka vs. Mascara Dorada & Yohei Komatsu
    Winner: Taguchi (8:54) following the Dodon on Komatsu.

    (2) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask, El Desperado & BUSHI vs. Rocky Romero, Alex Koslov, Jado & Gedo
    Winner: Tiger (12:08) with a Crucifix Hold on Gedo.

    (3) Toru Yano & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Minoru Suzuki & Taichi
    Winner: Suzuki (10:51) following the Gotch style Piledriver on HASHI.

    (4) NEVER Openweight Championship Match: [3rd Champion] Tomohiro Ishii vs. [Challenger] KUSHIDA
    Winner: Ishii (12:56) following a Vertical Drop style Brainbuster.
    ~ 2nd successful title defense.

    (5) Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi, Hirooki Goto & Captain Taiwan vs. Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows, Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga
    Winner: Goto (8:54) following the Shouten Kai on Tonga.

    (6)
    Special Single Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Jax Dane
    Winner: Dane (7:29) following a Spear.

    (7) NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match: [125th Champion] Satoshi Kojima vs. [Challenger] Rob Conway
    Winner: Kojima (9:04) following a Lariat.
    ~ 2nd successful title defense.

    (8) Special 6 Man Tag Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe & Tetsuya Naito vs. Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura & Yujiro Takahashi
    Winner: Tanahashi (14:48) with the High Fly Flow on Yujiro.

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

    New Japan Pro-Wrestling “WRESTLING WORLD 2014 in Taiwan”, 4/13/2014 [Sun] 19:00 @ Taiwan University Gymnasium (NTU Sports Center)

    (1) Ryusuke Taguchi & BUSHI vs. El Desperado & Mascara Dorada
    (2) Mascara Don (Manabu Nakanishi), Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu vs. Yujiro Takahashi, Jado & Gedo
    (3) Toru Yano & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Minoru Suzuki & Taichi
    (4) IWGP Jr. Tag Championship Next Contendership Match: Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV vs. Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov
    (5) Togi Makabe & Yuji Nagata vs. Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga
    (6) Hirooki Goto & Captain Taiwan vs. Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows

    (7) NWA World Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. [Challengers] Rob Conway & Jax Dane

    (8) Special 6 Man Tag Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tetsuya Naito & KUSHIDA vs. Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura & Tomohiro Ishii

  8. Notes: 58 / 2 weeks ago 

    [NJPW News] It has been announced that Prince Devitt has officially sent out a notice for his resignation from New Japan Pro Wrestling.

    The Chairman of NJPW, Naoki Sugabayashi, has officially revealed that Prince Devitt has received a proposal of resignation from Devitt. Sugabayashi stated that he is willing to continue negotiations with Devitt and hopes that a relationship between the two parties can be continued in the future. Though at this time it Devitt has stated that his match at Ryogoku is his “last show”.

    Sugabayashi stated that he will honor Devitt’s request if that is indeed what he wishes to do, but negotiations do indeed to still be open as well.

    Of course the rumor at this time is that Devitt could very well be in WWE bound in the near future, but still nothing more a rumor at this time. Realistically everything is more or less closed for Devitt to move on from New Japan as he has done it all, from the top to the bottom, in the promotion over the last 8 years. Then with this last match against Taguchi at INVASION ATTACK the door has been closed on that rivalry and potentially opened for a reunion of Apollo55 if it comes down to it.
    At this time I have no real facts to share with you all on Devitt’s future, but I guess we will see what happens in due time.
    - CP/BushidoRX

    [NJPW News] Following the INVASION ATTACK 2014 iPPV, New Japan will now be heading into next big events in later on this month and in May.
    http://keepingthespiritalive.tumblr.com/post/81962620467/njpw-news-following-the-invasion-attack-2014

  9. Notes: 18 / 2 weeks ago 

    [NJPW News] Following the INVASION ATTACK 2014 iPPV, New Japan will now be heading into next big events in later on this month and in May.

    New Japan will be heading to Taiwan next weekend for 2 back to back shows in Taiwain on April 12 and 13. The events will be offering multiple title matches. April 12 will see Tomohiro Ishii defending the NEVER Openweight belt against the high-flying KUSHIDA. KUSHIDA made the challenge to Ishii following the NEVER Openweight match against Naito, and will be getting the match in no-time against the reigning champion during the shows in Taiwan.
    Then the NWA World Heavyweight singles belt will be defended as Kojima defends the belt against Rob Conway, then the following night Kojima & Tenzan will defend their newly crowned NWA Tag belts against the former champs in Conway & Dane.

    Below are the full cards.

    New Japan Pro-Wrestling “WRESTLING WORLD 2014 in Taiwan”, 4/12/2014 [Sat] 19:00 @ Taiwan University Gymnasium (NTU Sports Center)
    (1) Ryusuke Taguchi & Sho Tanaka vs. Mascara Dorada & Yohei Komatsu
    (2) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask, El Desperado & BUSHI vs. Rocky Romero, Alex Koslov, Jado & Gedo
    (3) Toru Yano & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Minoru Suzuki & Taichi

    (4) NEVER Openweight Championship Match: [3rd Champion] Tomohiro Ishii vs. [Challenger] KUSHIDA
    ~ 2nd title defense.

    (5) Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi, Hirooki Goto &
    Captain Taiwan vs. Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows, Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga
    (6)
    Special Single Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Jax Dane

    (7) NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Satoshi Kojima vs. [Challenger] Rob Conway

    (8)
    Special 6 Man Tag Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe & Tetsuya Naito vs. Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura & Yujiro Takahashi

    New Japan Pro-Wrestling “WRESTLING WORLD 2014 in Taiwan”, 4/13/2014 [Sun] 19:00 @ Taiwan University Gymnasium (NTU Sports Center)
    (1) Ryusuke Taguchi & BUSHI vs. El Desperado & Mascara Dorada
    (2) Mascara Don (Manabu Nakanishi), Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu vs. Yujiro Takahashi, Jado & Gedo
    (3) Toru Yano & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Minoru Suzuki & Taichi
    (4)
    IWGP Jr. Tag Championship Next Contendership Match: Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV vs. Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov
    (5) Togi Makabe & Yuji Nagata vs. Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga
    (6) Hirooki Goto & Captain Taiwan vs. Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows

    (7) NWA World Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. [Challengers] Rob Conway & Jax Dane

    (8)
    Special 6 Man Tag Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tetsuya Naito & KUSHIDA vs. Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura & Tomohiro Ishii
    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Then New Japan announced the headlining matches for the next major iPPV on May 3 at the
    Fukuoka Kokusai Center.

    The main event of the show will see the new “invader” in the form of AJ Styles who appeared at the INVASION ATTACK iPPV, fitting name and place to “invade”, and asserted himself as the next contender against Okada. Styles and Okada are familiar with one another during their time in TNA wrestling in the USA, and Styles took a shot at Okada as the “Young Boy” that he fondly remembers previously in TNA. As well as appearing Styles also has a new home in the BULLET CLUB faction and is clearly looking to showcase who he is full-time in New Japan.

    Daniel & Rolles Gracie will once more be in the New Japan ring as they will now be taking on the team of Kazushi Sakuraba & Shinsuke Nakamura. Nakamura calls himself the “king of strong style” in New Japan and this will definitely be the match for him to earn that title. As strong style is built upon the aspect of pro-wrestling over all other forms of mixed martial arts.

    Following his win over his “sworn enemy” in Prince Devitt, Ryusuke Taguchi has once more put himself into the top position for a IWGP Jr. title match against Kota Ibushi. This match will mean a lot more for Taguchi as he has fallen not once but twice in the past to Ibushi with the belt on the line. Will the third time prove to be the charm with Taguchi finally becoming the champion once more?

    Below is the announced card at this time.

    New Japan Pro Wrestling “Wrestling Dontaku 2014”, 5/3/2014 [Sat] 17:00 @
    Fukuoka Kokusai Center
    (-) IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship Match: [67th Champion] Kota Ibushi vs. [Challenger] Ryusuke Taguchi
    ~ 3rd title defense.

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

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

    ~ Also announced to be competing: Katsuyori Shibata… 9-10 matches to be announced in total.

  10. Notes: 16 / 2 weeks ago 

    NJPW [INVASION ATTACK 2014] results for April 6, 2014

    imageNew Japan Pro Wrestling “INVASION ATTACK 2014”, 4/6/2014 [Sun] 16:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
    8,500 Spectators (packed)

    (1) IWGP Jr. Tag Championship Match: [37th Champions] “Young Bucks” Matt & Nick Jackson vs. [Challengers] Kota Ibushi & El Desperado
    Winner: Matt Jackson (11:47) following the More Bang 4 Your Buck on Desperado.
    ~ 3rd successful title defense.

    (2) Special 6 Man Tag Match: Togi Makabe, Yuji Nagata & Kazushi Sakuraba [Free] vs. Minoru Suzuki, TAKA Michinoku & Taichi
    Winner: Sakuraba (9:39) with the Sakuraba Lock on Taichi.

    (3) NWA World Tag Championship Match: [79th Champions] Rob Conway & Jax Dane vs. [Challenger] Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima
    Winner: Tenzan () with the Moonsault Press on Dane.
    ~ TenCozy become the new NWA Tag Champions.
    ~ Kojima now holds the NWA World Singles belts and NWA World Tag belts.

    (4) Pro-Wrestling vs Jiu-Jitsu Mixed Martial Arts Match: Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka vs. Daniel & Rolles Gracie
    Winner: Daniel (6:56) with a Cross Knee Bar on Iizuka.

    image(5) Special Single Match: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Prince Devitt
    Winner: Taguchi (12:03) with the Dodon the end.
    ~ Devitt clearly wanted to face in Taguchi in a clean match, but The Bucks, who were at ringside, kept interfering in the match. This would end with The Bucks turning on Devitt. Devitt would get his revenge though as he would take them both out with a plancha. From there on the match was centered on Taguchi and Devitt settling their score.
    ~ Taguchi and Devitt shook hands after the match.
    image

    If you are unaware there has been plenty of talk that Devitt is “potentially” WWE bound, and this could very well have settled everything that needs to be before Devitt heads out of NJPW.
    Of course this also opens things up for Devitt to “come back” and potentially rekindle the Apollo55 team with Taguchi. - CP/BushidoRX


    (6) Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga
    Winner: Okada (8:43) following the Rainmaker on Tonga.
    ~ After the match a figure in black appeared and attacked Okada. AJ Styles attacked Okada and stated that he wants the IWGP Heavyweight belt.
    ~It also appears that Styles is the latest member of BULLET CLUB.
    image



    image(7) NEVER Openweight Championship Match: [3rd Champion] Tomohiro Ishii vs. [Challenger] Tetsuya Naito
    Winner: Ishii (17:45) following a Vertical Drop style Brainbuster.
    ~ 1st successful title defense.
    ~ KUSHIDA challenged Ishii during the backstage interview.

    image
    (8) IWGP Tag Championship Match: [64th Champions] Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows vs. [Challengers] Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata
    Winner: Gallows (18:31) following the Magic Killer on Goto.
    ~ 2nd successful title defense.

    image(9) IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match: [7th Champion] Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. [Challenger] Shinsuke Nakamura
    Winner: Nakamura (26:49) following the BomaYe.
    ~ Tanahashi falls on his 2nd title defense. Nakamura becomes the 8th generation champion.
    ~ The Gracie’s then came out to challenge Nakamura, then Sakuraba stated that he wants to be Nakamura’s partner.
    image


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

  11. Notes: 10 / 2 weeks ago 
    [NJPW News] New Japan held a press signing for the upcoming IWGP IC match between Hiroshi Tanahashi and Shinsuke Nakamura.This will mark the third time so far this year that these two have faced each other in singles competition as well as with the IWGP Intercontinental belt be defended. Nakamura won the recent NEW JAPAN CUP 2014 tournament and announced that he wants another chance to reclaim the IC belt. Nakamura stated that he is in the right frame of mind and his physical condition is near perfect. He stated that he has all the momentum from the NJC on his side and that he plans on going after Tanahashi like never before. He does not plan on losing for the third time this year. Tanahashi though stated that his time as champion is only beginning and that he will win this next match at any cost. He mentioned that he has high remarks for Nakamura’s run in the NJC tournament, but right now he is the champion and ace of New Japan. Tanahashi stated that he will once more prove himself as a the rightful champion. Tanahashi further stated that he wants to head overseas as the champion when NJPW is in Taiwan later this month and then in the USA and Canada in May.Below is the announced card in full for the Ryogoku show.New Japan Pro Wrestling “INVASION ATTACK 2014”, 4/6/2014 [Sun] 16:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
(1) IWGP Jr. Tag Championship Match: [37th Champions] “Young Bucks” Matt & Nick Jackson vs. [Challengers] Kota Ibushi & El Desperado~ 3rd title defense.
(2) Special 6 Man Tag Match: Togi Makabe, Yuji Nagata & Kazushi Sakuraba [Free] vs. Minoru Suzuki, TAKA Michinoku & Taichi
(3) NWA World Tag Championship Match: [79th Champions] Rob Conway & Jax Dane vs. [Challenger] Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima
(4) Pro-Wrestling vs Jiu-Jitsu Mixed Martial Arts Match: Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka vs. Daniel & Rolles Gracie (5) Special Single Match: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Prince Devitt (6) Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga
(7) NEVER Openweight Championship Match: [3rd Champion] Tomohiro Ishii vs. [Challenger] Tetsuya Naito~ 1st title defense.
(8) IWGP Tag Championship Match: [64th Champions] Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows vs. [Challengers] Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata~ 2nd title defense.
(9) IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match: [7th Champion] Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. [Challenger] Shinsuke Nakamura~ 2nd title defense.NJPW Event Cards for March & April 2014http://puroresuspirit.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/njpw-event-cards-for-march-april-2014/

    [NJPW News] New Japan held a press signing for the upcoming IWGP IC match between Hiroshi Tanahashi and Shinsuke Nakamura.

    This will mark the third time so far this year that these two have faced each other in singles competition as well as with the IWGP Intercontinental belt be defended. Nakamura won the recent NEW JAPAN CUP 2014 tournament and announced that he wants another chance to reclaim the IC belt. Nakamura stated that he is in the right frame of mind and his physical condition is near perfect. He stated that he has all the momentum from the NJC on his side and that he plans on going after Tanahashi like never before. He does not plan on losing for the third time this year.

    Tanahashi though stated that his time as champion is only beginning and that he will win this next match at any cost. He mentioned that he has high remarks for Nakamura’s run in the NJC tournament, but right now he is the champion and ace of New Japan. Tanahashi stated that he will once more prove himself as a the rightful champion. Tanahashi further stated that he wants to head overseas as the champion when NJPW is in Taiwan later this month and then in the USA and Canada in May.

    Below is the announced card in full for the Ryogoku show.

    New Japan Pro Wrestling “INVASION ATTACK 2014”, 4/6/2014 [Sun] 16:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo

    (1) IWGP Jr. Tag Championship Match: [37th Champions] “Young Bucks” Matt & Nick Jackson vs. [Challengers] Kota Ibushi & El Desperado
    ~ 3rd title defense.

    (2) Special 6 Man Tag Match: Togi Makabe, Yuji Nagata & Kazushi Sakuraba [Free] vs. Minoru Suzuki, TAKA Michinoku & Taichi

    (3) NWA World Tag Championship Match: [79th Champions] Rob Conway & Jax Dane vs. [Challenger] Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima

    (4) Pro-Wrestling vs Jiu-Jitsu Mixed Martial Arts Match: Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka vs. Daniel & Rolles Gracie
    (5) Special Single Match: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Prince Devitt
    (6) Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga

    (7) NEVER Openweight Championship Match: [3rd Champion] Tomohiro Ishii vs. [Challenger] Tetsuya Naito
    ~ 1st title defense.

    (8) IWGP Tag Championship Match: [64th Champions] Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows vs. [Challengers] Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata
    ~ 2nd title defense.

    (9) IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match: [7th Champion] Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. [Challenger] Shinsuke Nakamura
    ~ 2nd title defense.

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

     
  12. Notes: 7 / 2 weeks ago 

    NJPW [IWGP Jr: Kota Ibushi vs Nick Jackson] results for April 3, 2014

    image

    New Japan Pro Wrestling “Road to INVASION ATTACK 2014”, 4/3/2014 [Thu] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
    1,634 Spectators

    (1) KUSHIDA & BUSHI vs. Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu
    Winner: BUSHI (8:09) with the M/X on Sho.

    (2) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka & Jado
    Winner: Tenzan (9:30) with the Anaconda Vice on Jado.

    (3) Yuji Nagata, Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV vs. Minoru Suzuki, TAKA Michinoku & Taichi
    Winner: Suzuki (10:14) following the Gotch style Piledriver on Tiger.

    (4) Hirooki Goto, Captain New Japan, Ryusuke Taguchi & El Desperado vs. Prince Devitt, “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows & Matt Jackson
    Winner: Devitt (9:13) following the Bloody Sunday on Captain.

    (5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe, Tetsuya Naito & Tomoaki Honma vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii, Yujiro Takahashi & YOSHI-HASHI
    Winner: Makabe (14:22) following the King Kong Knee Drop on Yujiro.

    (6) Kazuchika Okada & Gedo vs. Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga
    Winner: Tonga (10:39) following the Vereno on Gedo.

    (7) IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [67th Champion] Kota Ibushi vs. [Challenger] Nick Jackson
    Winner: Ibushi (14:31) with a Phoenix Splash.
    ~ 2nd title defense.

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

    Next up is INVASION ATTACK 2014 on April 6.

    New Japan Pro Wrestling “INVASION ATTACK 2014”, 4/6/2014 [Sun] 16:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo

    (1) IWGP Jr. Tag Championship Match: [37th Champions] “Young Bucks” Matt & Nick Jackson vs. [Challengers] Kota Ibushi & El Desperado
    ~ 3rd title defense.

    (2) Special 6 Man Tag Match: Togi Makabe, Yuji Nagata & Kazushi Sakuraba [Free] vs. Minoru Suzuki, TAKA Michinoku & Taichi

    (3) NWA World Tag Championship Match: [79th Champions] Rob Conway & Jax Dane vs. [Challenger] Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima

    (4) Pro-Wrestling vs Jiu-Jitsu Mixed Martial Arts Match: Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka vs. Daniel & Rolles Gracie
    (5) Special Single Match: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Prince Devitt
    (6) Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga

    (7) NEVER Openweight Championship Match: [3rd Champion] Tomohiro Ishii vs. [Challenger] Tetsuya Naito
    ~ 1st title defense.

    (8) IWGP Tag Championship Match: [64th Champions] Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows vs. [Challengers] Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata
    ~ 2nd title defense.

    (9) IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match: [7th Champion] Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. [Challenger] Shinsuke Nakamura
    ~ 2nd title defense.

  13. Notes: 3 / 3 weeks ago 

    NJPW [Wataru Inoue’s Retirement Show] results for April 2, 2014

    imageNew Japan Pro Wrestling “Road to INVASION ATTACK 2014 ~ Wataru Inoue’s Retirement Show ~”, 4/2/2014 [Wed] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
    1,824 Spectators (crowded)

    ~ Wataru Inoue greeted the fans before the start of the show.

    (1) Wataru Inoue’s Retirement Commemorative Match I: Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu vs. Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka
    Winner: Iizuka (6:44) via referee stoppage, with a sleeper hold on Komatsu.

    (2) Wataru Inoue’s Retirement Commemorative Match II: Ryusuke Taguchi & El Desperado vs. KUSHIDA & BUSHI
    Winner: Taguchi (11:30) following the Dodon on BUSHI.

    (3) Wataru Inoue’s Retirement Commemorative Match III: Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV vs. Gedo & Jado
    Winner: Tiger (9:51) with a Jumping Crucifix Hold on Gedo.

    (4) Wataru Inoue’s Retirement Commemorative Match IV: Yuji Nagata, Super Strong Machine & Captain New Japan vs. Minoru Suzuki, TAKA Michinoku & Taichi
    Winner: Nagata (11:36) with a Backdrop Hold on Taichi.

    (5) Wataru Inoue’s Retirement Commemorative Match V: Togi Makabe, Tetsuya Naito, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii, Yujiro Takahashi & YOSHI-HASHI
    Winner: Makabe (14:06) following the King Kong Knee Drop on HASHI.

    (6) Wataru Inoue’s Retirement Commemorative Match VI: Hiroshi Tanahashi & Tomoaki Honma vs. Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata
    Winner: Goto (14:59) following the Shouten Kai on Honma.

    Inoue’s retirement ceremony.



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

  14. Notes: 3 / 3 weeks ago 

    NJPW results for March 29, 2014

    New Japan Pro-Wrestling “NEW JAPAN ROAD ~Charity Show~”, 3/29/2014 [Sat] 18:00 @ Okinawa Prefectural Budokan (Onoyama)
    2,500 Spectators (crowded)

    (0) Ryuku Dragon Offer Match: Gurunkun Mask & “RYUKU-DOG” Dingo vs. Churaumi Saber & Captain Eagle
    Winner: Gurunkun (8:59) following a Vertical Drop style Brainbuster on Eagle.

    (1) BUSHI vs. Yohei Komatsu
    Winner: BUSHI (9:57) with the M/X.


    (2) Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Sho Tanaka
    Winner: Taguchi (9:38) following the Dodon.

    (3) Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Tiger Mask IV vs. Yujiro Takahashi & Gedo
    Winner: Tiger (9:37) with a Jumping Crucifix Hold on Gedo.

    (4) Tetsuya Naito & KUSHIDA vs. Tomohiro Ishii & Jado
    Winner: Naito (13:35) with the Stardust Press on Jado.

    (5) Yuji Nagata & Captain New Japan vs. Hirooki Goto & Tomoaki Honma
    Winner: Goto (11:27) following the Shouten Kai on Captain.

    (6) Hiroshi Tanahashi & Togi Makabe vs. Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI
    Winner: Tanahashi (14:51) with the High Fly Flow on HASHI.

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

  15. Notes: 14 / 1 month ago 

    [NJPW News Part 2] New Japan announced the full card for the upcoming “INVASION ATTACK 2014” iPPV on April 6.

    The main event will see the IWGP Intercontinental belt once more on the line when Hiroshi Tanahashi defends against the NEW JAPAN CUP 2014 winner Shinsuke Nakamura. Nakamura wants another shot at the belt that he feels belong solely to him and this could very well be his last chance as he already 0-2, 1/4 & 2/9, to Tanahashi this year alone. Nakamura’s mind is solely on recapturing the belt and is looking to carry the momentum from the NJC to total victory.

    The semi-final match will see the IWGP Tag belts on the line as Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows defend against the alliance of Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata. Anderson and Goto  are no strangers in the past in being both tag partners and rivals in the ring. Now they both have new tag partners, with Anderson finding success with Gallows, and Goto is looking to align himself with his childhood friend as they try and claim the top prize as a tag team.

    Tetsuya Naito claimed a win over Tomohiro Ishii in the NEW JAPAN CUP and has set himself up for a rematch for the NEVER Openweight belt on the iPPV. Before the NJC though, Naito did pick up another win over Ishii and he feels that the momentum for another NEVER reign is firmly in his grasp.

    The runner-up in the NEW JAPAN CUP, Bad Luck Fale will not be receiving an IWGP Heavyweight match at the iPPV, though he will be receiving a chance to line himself up either further in the standings as he takes on Okada in a tag match. Fale could indeed earn himself a challenge against Okada in the near future with a win, or at least even a strong showing against the champ.

    Ryusuke Taguchi will be getting another chance to settle the score once and for all against Prince Devitt as the two are scheduled to face in singles competition. Taguchi has been trying to reclaim a top position as a New Japan junior since his return from injury, but has yet to get the much needed win to begin the climb back up. Due to the position of this match it appears that a contender for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight belt could be potentially decided upon as well.

    Daniel & Rolles Gracie will once again be competing in the New Japan ring, but this time they will be taking on the rule-breaking heels in Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka. Before joining NJPW, Yano was a skilled amateur grappler in his own right, even Iizuka as well before he went over the edge as a full-blooded wild man. It should be interesting to see the Gracies in a new match-up, but more so to see where they will be going following the match.

    The event will also see the NWA World Tag belts on the line as Rob Conway & Jax Dane once more defend the belts against Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima. Kojima being the NWA World Heavyweight Champion as well, could be looking to claim the feat that Conway did last year in being a double NWA Champion.

    Then the opening contest of the show will see the IWGP Junior Tag belts on the line as the Young Bucks defend against the team of Kota Ibushi & El Desperado. New Japan is clearly looking to start the event off with an explosive start as all four men utilize a lot of aerial feats and quick moves.

    Below is the card in full.

    New Japan Pro Wrestling “INVASION ATTACK 2014”, 4/6/2014 [Sun] 16:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo

    (1) IWGP Jr. Tag Championship Match: [37th Champions] “Young Bucks” Matt & Nick Jackson vs. [Challengers] Kota Ibushi & El Desperado
    ~ 3rd title defense.

    (2) Special 6 Man Tag Match: Togi Makabe, Yuji Nagata & Kazushi Sakuraba [Free] vs. Minoru Suzuki, TAKA Michinoku & Taichi

    (3) NWA World Tag Championship Match: [79th Champions] Rob Conway & Jax Dane vs. [Challenger] Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima

    (4) Pro-Wrestling vs Jiu-Jitsu Mixed Martial Arts Match: Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka vs. Daniel & Rolles Gracie
    (5) Special Single Match: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Prince Devitt
    (6) Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga

    (7) NEVER Openweight Championship Match: [3rd Champion] Tomohiro Ishii vs. [Challenger] Tetsuya Naito
    ~ 1st title defense.

    (8) IWGP Tag Championship Match: [64th Champions] Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows vs. [Challengers] Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata
    ~ 2nd title defense.

    (9) IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match: [7th Champion] Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. [Challenger] Shinsuke Nakamura
    ~ 2nd title defense.

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

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