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Mitchell’s WWE Mixed Match Challenge! (1/23/18)

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OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • The Miz & Asuka VS Big E & Carmella w/ The New Day; Miz & Asuka win and advance to face Finn Balor & Sasha Banks in the next round.

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The Mixed Match Challenge continues!

Who will join Finn Balor & Sasha Banks in the next round?

 

Kurt Angle and Daniel Bryan thank the WWE Universe.

Thanks to the fans, the Mixed Match Challenge premiere was a huge success and the #WWEMMC platform continues to grow!

 

The Miz & Asuka VS Big E & Carmella w/ The New Day!

The Hollywood A-Lister (and newly crowned Intercontinental Champion) teams with the undefeated Empress of Tomorrow to represent Rescue Dogs Rock. Meanwhile, a Positively FABULOUS combination represents KaBOOM! Which duo will defeat the other to then test themselves against Team “Demon Boss” in the second round?

The teams work out who starts, and it will be Big E and The Miz first. The bell rings, and the fans rally with “New! Day Rocks!” already. Carmella claps along while Big E and Miz circle. The men tie up, Miz gets a waistlock but Big E just bumps and grinds. He then throws Miz off his back, and swivels those hips. Miz runs at Big E but misses, and gets caught in the abdominal stretch. Big E gets the fans into it, then starts up the “New! Day Spanks!” Miz endures the embarrassment, then Big E whips him to run him over with a back elbow. Miz rolls to his corner while Carmella applauds her partner. The fans say “We Want Asuka!” so Miz obliges as he tags The Empress in. The Princess of Staten Island has to come in by default, but she’s reluctant. She slowly enters the ring and the two women circle. Asuka swings one kick and Carmella goes running and screaming to her corner! Ms. Money in the Bank wants Asuka to stay back. Big E has an idea: “Give her this L!” A giant foam L. Carmella takes the L, and Big E gets the fans to chant “Take This L!” Carmella builds up courage, and brings that L over to Asuka. Asuka is flattered Carmella wants to give her her first L, and she kindly takes it. She thanks Carmella for the L, and then BREAKS IT!

Carmella hurries back to her corner and tags Big E in. The Miz has no choice but to enter, too. Big E side steps Miz and sends him to the apron. Big E then runs, but into Miz’s boot! Miz reenters while Big E staggers back, and Miz stomps away. The new IC Champ swaggers about while fans boo and jeer. Miz mocks the “New! Day Rocks!” clap, then he runs, only for Big E to catch him and throw him overhead! Big E throws Miz again, whips Miz and then throws him with the belly2belly! Big E runs and gives the Big Splash! He’s not done there, he keeps the fans clapping as he stalks Miz. He grabs Miz for the Big Ending, but Miz slips out and kicks low to hit the low DDT! Carmella breaks the cover, but Asuka makes her pay with a sharp kick. Miz gets up, and hears the fans chant “YES! YES!” So together, Miz and Asuka unload “It Kicks!”

Miz then Asuka and back to Miz, they kick Carmella and Big E over and over, with the fans chanting over and over. They prepare the buzzsaws, Asuka hits hers on Carmella, and then Miz gets blocked! Big E lifts for the powerbomb but Miz slips out to boot him down. Cover, TWO! Miz puts Big E in a chinlock while we see Rusev & Lana watching and reacting backstage. Big E endures the squeeze, but gets to his feet. Big E fights out of the hold, but Miz hits him with the A-List combination! Cover, TWO, and Miz grows annoyed. Carmella cheers Big E on as Miz gets up and boots him down. Miz mocks Carmella but backs off to boot Big E again. Asuka likes what she sees as Miz runs and boots Big E again. Fans rally while Miz jumps on Big E. Big E slowly fires up, even as Miz unloads left hand haymakers. He gives back body shots but Miz uses the second rope to hotshot him down. The referee reprimands Miz while Carmella rallies the fans once again. Miz keeps on Big E with a facelock, but Big E powers him off. Big E runs into Miz knee, but then dodges the Awesome Clothesline. Asuka tags in so the ladies go at it. Asuka rallies, and hits the hip attack! Miz rallies Asuka up, they fire up together, FABULOUS Kick from Carmella! Asuka gets to a corner and Carmella unloads furious punches and stomps. She moonwalks back, then runs in for the FABULOUS Bronco Buster. Miz coaches Asuka up, Carmella gets cocky and that only fuels the fire. Carmella slaps Asuka, Asuka back hands Carmella over and over!

She whips and pop-up knee strikes to a back kick, running low kick! ARMBAR! Miz stops Big E from getting in, Carmella taps! #AWESKA wins! With this #ReignofDominance in the tournament, does anyone else have a chance of winning the Mixed Match Challenge?

 

In-ring interview with the winners.

Renee Young congratulates Asuka & Miz. What was it like teaming together? Asuka enthusiastically answers in Japanese, Miz “translates” by saying that Asuka has learned more about being a champion from Miz than from anyone ever. Miz inspires her, Miz mentors her–“Do you know what this means?! My hand goes up, your mouths go shut!”–and they will dominate this Mixed Match Challenge for the sake of Rescue Dogs Rock. Why? Because they’re #AWESKA!


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(NOAH) WEEKLY NEWSLETTER VOL.31~ 21ST APRIL 2019

With the Global Tag League in full effect, Hisame brings us those weekly NOAH updates! Read up on one of the best Japanese promotions that tends to fly under the radar!

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CURRENT TOUR RECAP
NOAH’s first show back on the mainland was held on a midweek night, and while the attendance was not good (819), the show was intense and the fans that did not go were lamenting that they were prevented from going due to it being a midweek night, and therefore, a work night.

Due to Quiet Storm sustaining a concussion after receiving a kick to the head from Kenoh in Sapporo, NOAH have changed their cards (no date has been given for a return of either himself or Kimya Okada yet), and 50 Funky Powers have so far been deducted four points, as per the rules of Global Tag League which counts a team being unable to compete as an automatic loss and a win for the other team (hence the reason why The Tough have two points), and Rocky Kawamura was drafted in to compete at Korakuen Hall. His gimmick is Rocky (the character from the films), and Mohammed

Yone took his name from Mohammed Ali, so you had two boxing fans together.

Yone laughed afterwards and said that he himself might try coming to the ring in boxing gloves.

True to his word, NOSAWA Rongai bought a “friend” to Korakuen Hall.

The “friend” turned out to be Hideki Suzuki who had a match in 2018 in NOAH against Naomichi Marufuji and Atsushi Kotoge (he teamed with Jay Bradley), but wasn’t seen at all again until 2019.

Suzuki got in the ring and asked for a tag match against Marufuji (Suzuki will team with NOSAWA), as he was at ringside (and all of the heavyweights are tied up in Global Tag League), Marufuji, after telling Suzuki that he should build his own gang, said “lets just have a match” and nominated Junta Miyawaki to be his partner. Miyawaki told NOSAWA that he was going to get the victory over him.

Match has been set for the last night of Global Tag League on May 4th.

When asked why he was here, Hideki said he was “job hunting” and hadn’t been employed since the beginning of the year. He later admitted that he was here for himself.

As if the Korakuen Hall crowd weren’t wound up enough, there was a HUGE upset for AXIZ when Masao Inoue (whom the crowd had been cheering on), got the sneak win over Katsuhiko Nakajima.

After the match, Inoue and Saito went to imitate AXIZ’S pose, but at the last moment Saito walked away leaving Inoue to crash to the floor.

The crowd laughed.

Saito laughed louder.

Nakajima, however, didn’t find anything amusing and said that Masao Inoue has borrowed something big, and he will be coming to take it back.

Whatever it is that is going on between Stinger and Daisuke Harada took another turn at Korakuen Hall.

Yoshinari Ogawa offered his hand to Daisuke Harada again, and Harada went to take it, but Tadasuke objected. Harada shoved him aside, and Tadasuke fell against the ropes with a look of surprise. Ogawa tried again, but this time YO-HEY came between them. After that, Harada looked at his hand and just left the ring.

AXIZ were not the only team to have a bad night at Korakuen Hall, their rivals in KAIOH did too.

Takashi Sugiura (complete with stitches after the headbutts from Atsushi Kotoge in Sapporo) stood still and staring at his two former protegees as they entered the ring.

They probably knew that it was a very very bad sign. This match was not about “The Sugiura Army” beating KAIOH, this was about Takashi Sugiura beating down two upstarts, and although they put him through hell, he prevailed with the headlock choke on Kaito Kiyomiya. After the match he got on the microphone and told Kiyomiya that he wouldn’t push the issue now as it was Global Tag League, but he wanted Kiyomiya to remember, that he would be coming for the title.

NOAH held their next event on Sunday 21st April at a new venue (which had been a former fish market) in springtime Niigata. Attendance was a full house of 865.

Naturally, being an event by the Shinano River, a fight went outside and to the riverside, and Marufuji almost threw YO-HEY in. Tadasuke thought it would have been funny, but YO-HEY said that the next time NOAH come to the venue, he is going to bring goggles and a flotation device for Marufuji.

Marufuji’s response was basically, “bring them for yourself”.

Fact is, that if NOAH go back there in the summer or autumn, someone will most likely go in (probably Kotoge in his cape).

Daisuke Harada made the first defense ever of the IPW Junior Heavyweight title against Hitoshi Kumano. While I don’t have too much details on the match itself, one fan did liken it to a fight that one of the Four Pillars would have put on. It was that intense.

Harada said that he wants his next challenger to be British, and said it would be interesting to see if anyone came over to NOAH. He also said that with Global Junior Tag League starting, he was equally interested to see if a team would enter.

When asked about the handshake with Ogawa, Harada walked away.

Yoshinari Ogawa had said that you could see how the situation was developing, as Kotaro Suzuki added, “If the leader’s heart is swayed, then the team is over”

Kaioh were almost beaten in Global Tag League by The Inferno. That was until Kiyomiya changed the tide of the match, and got the pin via the Tiger Suplex on Maybach Taniguchi.

So far Kenoh has not managed to get a single win at Global Tag League. Once the league is over, and especially if Kaioh do not win the titles, then his resentment is going to erupt.

As of the time of writing, The Sugiura Army lead the scoreboard with eight points.


EVENT RECAPS
April 17th – Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
April 21st – Mandaijima Multipurpose, Niigata

Post match promos – April 13th, Mars Gym, Sapporo
Post match promos – April 14th, Mars Gym, Sapporo
Post match promos – April 17th, Korakuen Hall, Tokyo

NEWS
Fortune Dream6 & “TAKAYAMANIA EMPIRE 2”
On the 17th April at Korakuen Hall, Kenta Kobashi announced that Fortune Dream6 would return on June 10th. NOAH participation was announced as Go Shiozaki and Yoshiki Inamura vs Yuji Okabayashi & Kazusada Higuchi. Addtionally, Masa Kitamiya will team with Yuya Aoki against  Shoki Kitamura & Towa Iwasaki.

Yoshihiro Takayama has announced via his official blog, that “TAKAYAMANIA EMPIRE 2” will be held on Monday, August 26 2019 at Korakuen Hall.
Card to be announced.

Although Takayama cannot be at the show (although he wants to find a way to be there), there is good news on the horizon as he says that his condition is improving gradually and he can now feel the soles of his feet.

CURRENT CHAMPIONS


TOUR TIDBITS
~ Although he cannot wrestle due to concussion, Kinya Okada has been seen at ringside doing his usual duties. Poor boy looks sad, like he did when he was unable to debut due to injury.
~ Minoru Tanaka was hungover at the Niigata event. Said he hoped it would help his hangover. It didn’t.
~ Each time Atsushi Kotoge went to do the “Revolutionary Hero” pose, Marufuji smacked his arm down (Yoshiki Inamura in Niigata was a little more game)
~ Takashi Sugiura said there are to be no further entries into the “Sugiura Army”, he also doesn’t like NOSAWA being put at the center of the group in the official photographs for the new “Sugiura Army” t-shirts.
~ I don’t want to know exactly what a “YO-HEY Teriyaki McBurger” is
~ Takashi Sugiura’s most infamous dog video this week was him on his lap, and chewing the cord of his tracksuit pants.


BROADCASTS
The 4th May Global Tag League finals will be broadcast at 10pm JST on Samurai TV
The 28th May show will be broadcast live at 6.30pm JST on G+ (its the first night of Global Tag League)


LINKS
King Shame, Takashi Sugiura on becoming the core of the new born Noah

PICTURE CREDITS: NOAH GHC, PKDX, Daisuke Harada


Let us know what you think on social media @theCHAIRSHOTcom and always remember to use the hashtag #UseYourHead!
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CMLL’s Review & Results (4/21/2019)

What happened in CMLL? See it here!

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What happened in CMLL? See it here!

I did not watch Puebla this week because they did not upload it for whatever reason. I did not watch CMLL Tuesday because I was busy this week…. but here are the results.

Arena Mexico Tuesday

Principe Diamante and Robin defeated Apocalipsis and Inquisidor

Pegasso, Star Jr, and Stigma defeated Akuma, Espanto, and Espiritu Negro

Dark Magic, Kawato San, and Polvora defeated Blue Panther, Fuego, and Guerrero Maya Jr

Templario defeated Flyer in a lightning match.

Euforia, Gran Guerrero, and Hechicero defeated Soberano, Stuka, and Valiente

Mr. Niebla, Negro Casas, and Ultimo Guerrero defeated Caristico, Mistico, and Titan

Arena Mexico Friday

Halcon Suriano Jr and Arkalis vs Grako and El Coyote

Suriano and Coyote start the match out and they engage and start to grapple. Grako and Arkalis come in next and continue to grapple. They go back and forth then go to the outside to fight briefly. Suriano does a cross body on Grako and Coyote but they catch him and throw him into Arkalis. Coyote gets Suriano in a submission and Grako pins Arkalis with a sit out power bomb. First Fall: Grako pins Arkalis with a sit out power bomb.

Grako works over Suriano on the ramp way. As the round goes on Arkalis and Suriano continue to get worked over. Suriano gets caught on a cross body again but Arkalis moonsaults into the pile. Suriano the gets flipped into the air by Grako but hits a quick hurricanrana for the pin. Arkalis hits a blue thunder bomb on Coyote as well for the pin. Second Fall: Arkalis pins Coyote with a blue thunder bomb.

Arkalis and Grako go back and forth but Arkalis has the advantage. Arkalis hits a shotgun drop kick on Coyote then poses. Suriano comes in and uses his quickness to get the advantage. Coyote hits a sunset flip on Arkalis then flips him up and Grako hits a drop kick. Suriano then hits a hurricanrana off of the top on Grako and Arkalis hits a swanton bomb for the pin but it gets broken up. Suriano goes for the triple moonsault in the corner on Grako but Grako gets the feet up on the last one and then hits an elbow drop off of the top for the pin. Coyote hits a double armed suplex off of the top on Arkalis followed by a senton. Third Fall: Coyote pins Arkalis with a double armed suplex off of the top rope followed by a senton.

Winners: Grako and Coyote

Tae Honma, Princesa Sugehit, and Kaho Kobayashi vs Dalys, Amapola, and Reyna Isis

They all are itching to fight each other during the introductions. Sugehit and Isis start the match out and they engage and grapple some. They go back and forth some and Sugehit gets the advantage briefly until Isis hits a drop kick in the corner. Honma enters with Amapola and Honma gets the advantage but Amapola hits a spear to get the edge. Honma dodges a corner attack and Amapola falls to the outside. Dalys enters next with Kaho and quickly Dalys uses her strength to fight her off. Kaho hits a missile drop kick off of the top and then a shining wizard to the outside followed by a dive through the middle rope. Sugehit then gets Amapola in an arm bar for the fall. First Fall: Sugehit submits Amapola with an arm bar.

Dalys gets a hold of Sugehit to start this round. Honma then gets teamed up on next. Isis hits a drop kick to Kaho’s privates I suppose. Amapola hits a face buster on Kaho for the pin. Isis hits a Vader bomb on Sugehit for the pin. Second Fall: Reyna Isis pins Sugehit with a Vader bomb.

Honma and Kaho get teamed on to start this round. Sugehit dodges a team up attack which leads to Kaho hitting a missile drop kick. Isis catches Sugehit with a code breaker and Kaho slaps her ass to break up the pin. Amapola hits a blue thunder bomb on Kaho but Honma breaks it up. Honma hits a DDT on Amapola and Dalys breaks it up. Honma catches Dalys in a flying arm bar but Dalys fights out and hits a sit out power bomb for the pin. Isis goes to dive on Sugehit off of the apron but Sugehit kicks her. Kaho makes Dalys and Amapola hit each other until Amapola spears Kaho and then she’s had it and keeps attacking her when the ref instructs her to get off she continues. So Kaho wins by DQ. Third Fall: Kaho Kobayashi wins via DQ.

Winners: Tae Honma, Princesa Sugehit, and Kaho Kobayashi

(Match Relampago) Rey Cometa vs Kawato San

Kawato and Cometa begin the match aggressively grappling with each other. Cometa gets Kawato to the outside and then hits a dive through the middle rope. Back in the ring Kawato hits a drop kick. Kawato kicks Cometa to the outside and then he hits a dive over the top rope. Cometa hits a sit out power bomb on Kawato back in the ring for a two count. Cometa then hits a 450 for the win in 4 minutes. Rey Cometa pins Kawato with a 450.

Winner: Rey Cometa

Caristico, Angel de Oro, and Atlantis Jr vs Sanson, Rey Bucanero, and Hijo Del Villano III

Atlantis Jr and Hijo Del Villano III start out going back and forth really quickly. Sanson and Angel come in next and they grapple for a bit but then Caristico enters with Bucnaero. Bucanero attacks Oro and Atlantis Jr and then they team on Caristico. They team up on Angel next and take him out and then work over Atlantis Jr. Sanson holds Caristico and Bucanero hits a whisper in the wind for the pin. First Fall: Sanson pins Caristico after Bucanero hits a whisper in the wind.

Villano III works over Caristico to start the round. It evolves in the rudos teaming on the technicos once again. Caristico hits a handspring elbow attack to make a come back and then hits a hurricanrana on Sanson. Oro hits a hurricanrana on Villano III to the outside and Atlantis hits a missile drop kick on Bucanero to the outside. Oro then hits a golden moonsault and Atlantis Jr hits a dive through the middle rope. Caristico then gets Sanson in the Fujiwara arm bar for the fall. Second Fall: Caristico submits Sanson with a Fujiwara arm bar.

Atlantis starts out fast getting the edge on everybody. Oro then uses his quickness to get the advantage on everybody as well. Caristico comes in on fire as well. All three, Caristico, Oro, and Atlantis hit dives through the middle rope. Sanson hits a swinging slam on Caristico but Atlantis breaks up the pin. Atlantis tries to get Villano in a torture rack but it’s unsuccessful. Caristico hits a splash to the outside on Sanson. Atlantis then finally gets Villano III in the torture rack. Third Fall: Atlantis Jr submits Villano with a torture rack.

Winners: Caristico, Angel de Oro, and Atlantis Jr

(Tag Team Tournament) Mistico and Cuatrero, Volador Jr and Ultimo Guerrero, Rush and Vangellys, El Terrible and Niebla Roja, Atlantis and Negro Casas, El Valiente and Gran Guerrero, Hechicero and Stuka Jr, and Templario and El Audaz

So we have the battle royal to decide the order. Hechicero gets thrown over first. Cuatrero is out next. Templario gets eliminated next. Casas goes out next. Vangellys dodges and Ultimo Guerrero falls out. Terrible gets punched off of the apron next. Vangellys and Gran Guerrero win the battle royal.

Hechicero and Stuka vs Mistico and Cuatrero

Hechicero and Mistico start to engage and grapple. Cuatrero and Stuka come in and they go back and forth. The match breaks down and there’s a ton of back and forth action. Mistico gets crotched on the barricade. Cuatrero hits a dive on Hechicero. Back in the ring Cuatrero and Hechicero trade offense. Mistico gets the Fujiwara arm bar on Hechicero and Cuatrero pins Stuka with a crucifix power bomb. Cuatrero pins Stuka with a crucifix power bomb.

Winners: Mistico and Cuatrero

El Audaz and Templario vs Atlantis and Negro Casas

Audaz and Templario have matching gear. Templario and Casas trade offense. Audaz and Templario do some double team offense on Atlantis. They do some offense on Negro Casas as well. Atlantis hits back breakers on each. Atlantis and Casas roll up Audaz and Templario for the win. Matching gear for such a short match. Atlantis and Casas roll up Audaz and Templario.

Winners: Atlantis and Negro Casas

Volador Jr and Ultimo Guerrero vs El Terrible and Niebla Roja

They start the match brawling. Some brawling takes place on the outside as well. Match is a straight up brawl. Volador hits a hurricanrana on Terrible and then a dive over the top rope. Roja gets the rock the boat submission on Volador but Terrible punches Roja. Then Volador and Ultimo school boy Roja and Terrible for the win. Same finish. Volador and Ultimo pin Roja and Terrible with school boys.

Winners: Volador Jr and Ultimo Guerrero

El Valiente and Gran Guerrero vs Rush and Vangellys

Rush and Valiente go at it and Valiente kicks Rush’s legs out. Gran and Vangellys strike back and forth. Gran drop kicks Vangellys off of the apron. Gran holds Rush in place and Valiente goes for a dive but Rush moves and Valiente hits Gran. Rush hits the shotgun drop kick in the corner on Valiente for the win. Vangellys hits a weak spear on Gran for a pin but the match was over by then. Just getting our stuff in. Rush pins Valiente with a corner drop kick. 

Winners: Rush and Vangellys

Mistico and Cuatrero vs Atlantis and Negro Casas

Cuatrero and Atlantis brawl on the outside. Casas and Mistico strike each other in the middle of the ring. Atlantis flips Cuatrero to the outside and then back breakers Mistico. Mistico lands on his feet after a moonsault attempt on Negro. Mistico kicks Casas legs out and then gets him in a pinning combo. Cuatrero then submits Atlantis in an inverted bear hug. Cuatrero submits Atlantis with an inverted bear hug.

Winners: Mistico and Cuatrero

Volador Jr and Ultimo Guerrero vs Rush and Vangellys

Rush and Vangellys jump Volador and Ultimo and they lay them out brawling. There’s a lot of brawling tonight. Last week was more wrestling based. Vangellys did the big swing in the ring on Volador but fell over and Volador couldn’t contain his laughter. Ultimo hits a double clothesline for a come back. Ultimo hits a face buster suplex off of the top on Vangellys but Rush drop kicked the ref. Volador and Ultimo win via DQ. 

Winners: Volador and Ultimo Guerrero

Mistico and Cuatrero vs Volador and Ultimo Guerrero

Mistico starts hot hitting a hurricanrana on Volador. Mistico and Cuatrero then hit dives over the top rope onto Ultimo and Volador. Mistico and Volador brawl on the ramp and Mistico hits a dive off of the stage. Back at ring side Cuatrero hits a flip dive on Volador and Mistico hits a golden moonsault on Ultimo. Back in the ring Ultimo hits a face buster suplex off of the top on Mistico for a two count. Ultimo then hits a power bomb off of the top rope on Mistico and he kicks out again. On the top rope Mistico hits a hurricanrana for a two count. Cuatrero catches Volador and hits a suplex for a two count. Volador hits a back stabber for a close two count. Volador hits Mistico with a Canadian destroyer for the pin. Ultimo Guerrero hits a reverse suplex on Cuatrero off of the top rope for the win. Ultimo Guerrero pins Cuatrero with a reverse suplex off of the top rope. 

Winners: Volador and Ultimo Guerrero

Volador and Ultimo Guerrero will face Titan and Cavernario next Friday in the finals of the Tag Team Tournament


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