Just an early notice that due to my taking a “real” vacation for the first time in roughly 5 years, there will be no site updates at all from August 16-23. I will be travelling and probably will not have internet access outside of on the flights (I may not even have my laptop, just my iPod and although I can still update the site on it no guarantees I can get internet). If all goes as planned I will attempt to do a mass catching-up during my remaining off time on August 24 & 25.
Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.
Ice Ribbon ran their summer Yokohama event yesterday, results from Yokohama Radiant Hall:
They claimed 255 paid (super full bill stop/a Full House).
Kurumi & ? beat Meari Naito & Akane Fujita in 10:52. Kurumi pinned Naito after a nut driver.
Hamuko Hoshi, Mochi Miyagi & ? beat 235, Kyuuri & Yuri Kotobuki in 13:20. Miyagi pinned Kyuuri.
Tsukushi & Rabbit Mito beat Aoi Kizuki & Makoto in 12:58. Tsukushi pinned Makoto with a tiger suplex hold.
International Ribbon Tag Team Champions Maki Narumiya & Risa Sera beat Mio Shirai & Yuka in 11:23 to retain the titles. Sera pinned Yuka after a diving double kneedrop. V4 for the champs.
ICExInfinity Singles Champion Tsukasa Fujimoto beat Neko Nitta in 17:43 to retain the title. V8 for Fujimoto.
Injury Report: Sera was injured during the tag team title match. Unknown exactly but she was bleeding some from her left ear during the match and was hospitalized for further examination. Out indefinitely but at least a week and will miss the 2 WAVE events this coming week (today and Sunday [big one at Korakuen]) and this Saturday’s Ice Ribbon School event.
K-DOJO ran their monthly CLUB-K SUPER today, results from Chiba Blue Field:
They claimed 101 paid.
Kunio Toshima beat Kotaro Yoshino in 7:54.
NJASU Banderas beat Bambi & Yuuma in a 3-way in 9:07 by beating Bambi.
Marines Mask 3 beat Ryuichi Sekine in 10:38.
Shiori Asahi & Hiro Tonai beat Kengo Mashimo & Tank Nagai in 19:21. Tonai pinned Nagai. As a result, Asahi & Tonai get the next STRONGEST-K Tag Team Championship shot.
STRONGEST-K Tag Team Champions Yuji Hino & HIROKI (Independent/Freelancer) beat Ricky Fuji & Kaji Tomato in 14:53 to retain the titles. HIROKI pinned Tomato after HH Splash. V5 for the champs.
Champion Of STRONGEST-K MIYAWAKI beat Daigoro Kashiwa in 22:08 to retain the title. V1 for MIYAWAKI.
Afterwards the promotion announced the next SUPER for 8/24 at TKP Garden City Chiba. 3 title matches were announced: Independent Jr. Heavyweight Champion TAKA Michinoku vs. TEPPEI for the title, STRONGEST-K Tag Team Champions Yuji Hino & HIROKI vs. Shiori Asahi & Hiro Tonai for the titles and Champion Of STRONGEST-K MIYAWAKI vs. Kengo Mashimo for the title. More TBA.
WRESTLE-1 wrapped up the 2014 After The Impact tour today, results from Korakuen:
They claimed 1150 paid.
Hiroshi Yamato, Minoru Tanaka & Ryota Hama beat Yoshihiro Takayama, NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA in 7:08. Yamato pinned MAZADA after Northern Lights Bomb.
Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo beat KAZMA SAKAMOTO (Independent/Freelancer) & Rene Dupree in 7:45. Kondo pinned SAKAMOTO after a King Kong lariat.
Koji Doi, Jiro Kuroshio & Rionne Fujiwara beat Andy Woo, Daiki Inaba & Hiroki Murase in 11:59, Kuroshio pinnd Murase after Ikemen Special (deformation moonsault press).
Yusuke Kodama beat Yasufumi Nakanoue in 11:43.
Keiji Muto & Masakatsu Funaki beat TAJIRI & AKIRA in 12:11. Muto pinned AKIRA after Shining Wizard.
ZERO1 Fire Festival Block A: KAI beat Ryouji Sai (ZERO1) in 16:37.
Masayuki Kono beat Manabu Soya in 18:42.
If you missed the earlier post before this, the promotion also announned the creation of its first title today, the WRESTLE-1 Championship. A tournament to crown the first champion will take place in September & October. Also, if you’re wondering why no or much less Seiya Sanada lately, it’s because he’s competing more in TNA having signed a new contract with them recently.
Next up is the 2014 Flashing Summer tour from 8/16-8/31.
WRESTLE-1 announced today they have created the first title for the promotion, to be simply called the WRESTLE-1 Championship. They also announced a tournament to crown the first champion-the exact details will be revealed later but it will take place over 4 events: 9/21 at Ishikawa Industrial Exhibition Hall 3, 9/22 at Korakuen, 9/23 at Nagoya International Conference Center and ending with thefirst champion crowned on 10/8 at Korakuen.
More as it becomes available.
NOAH continued the Jr. Tag League today, results from Hakata Starlanes:
They claimed 1600 paid (full house/sellout).
Kenou (Michinoku Pro) beat Hitoshi Kumano in 7:02.
? beat Mitsuhiro Kitamiya in 8:47.
Shane Haste & Mikey Nicholls beat Hajime Ohara (Independent/Freelancer) & Maybach Taniguchi in 9:14 by DQ (Ohara DQ’d). Taniguchi ref assault.
Akitoshi Saito, Daisuke Ikeda (Futen) & Moahmmed Yone beat Quiet Storm (Independent/Freelancer), Daisuke Harada & Takashi Sugiura in 14:47. Yone pinned Storm after Kinniku Muscle Buster.
Jr. Tag League:
Zack Saber Jr. & Yoshinari Ogawa beat Kikutaro & Genba Hirayanagi in 15:53. Saber beat Kikutaro with a European clutch.
Atsushi Kotoge & Taiji Ishimori beat Jinzo & Rocky Robo in 13:44. Kotoge pinned Jinzo after Kill Switch.
Tiger Mask 4 & Jushin Liger (New Japan) beat Matt Striker & Super Crazy in 10:29. TM 4 pinned Striker.
GHC Heavyweight Champion Naomichi Marufuji beat Katsuhiko Nakajima in 25:31 to retain the title. V1 for Marufuji.
New Japan kicked off the biggest annual tournament in puroresu today, results from Day 1 of G1 CLIMAX 24 at Hokkaido:
They claimed 6000 paid (super full bill stop/a Full House).
All matches were G1 CLIMAX matches.
Bad Luck Fale beat Tomohiro Ishii in 9:39.
Shelton X Benjamin beat Doc Gallows in 8:54.
Satoshi Kojima beat Yuji Nagata in 11:27.
Hiroshi Tanahashi beat Tomoaki Honma (Independent/Freelancer) in 11:01.
Katsuyori Shibata (Independent/Freelancer) beat Shinsuke Nakamura in 15:27.
Hiroyoshi Tenzan beat Karl Anderson in 10:11.
Toru Yano beat Minoru Suzuki (Independent/Freelancer) in 2:15. Yeah…basically a quick somewhat hardcore brawl.
Yujiro Takahashi beat Tetsuya Naito in 13:54.
Hirooki Goto beat Makabe in 11:37.
Kazuchika Okada beat AJ Styles in 18:03. It’s the first time Okada has beaten Styles to date (Styles had won the prior 2 matches, both of which were for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship).
During the event they announced they will return to the venue on 7/20/2015, could be the opener for or part of G1 CLIMAX 25.
Day 2 is Wednesday at Aomori Prefectural Budokan.
Stardom ran their latest house show today, results from Shin-Kiba 1st Ring:
They claimed 285 paid.
Azumi beat Maaya in 4:48.
In a 5STAR GP Contendership Stardom Rumble, Mayu Iwatani & Koguma scored the first 2 pinfalls of the match, Iwatani beating Koguma at 9:30, then Koguma beating ? at 12:27. As a resuit, Iwatani & Koguma get the last 2 spots in the 5STAR GP. The other participants in the match were Miho Wakizawa & Sunrise Mask 1.
Nanae Takahashi 18th Anniversary Match: Kairi Hojo & Nanae Takahashi beat Kaori Yoneyama & Yoshiko in 17:19. Takahashi pinned Yoneyama.
Goddesses Of Stardom Champions Kyoko Kimura & Alpha Female beat Takumi Iroha & Io Shirai in 17 minutes by ref stoppage to retain the titles. Female beat Iroha with a body sleeper hold. V3 for the champs.
Next event is 7/27 at Nagoya City Sports Center.