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AJPW Champion Carnival A Block Results & Review: Part 3

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Welcome to part three of my coverage of the Champion Carnival A Block as we have a stacked show for these next two days as I have three matches each this time, so it should be fun and plenty of content. Before I begin however, we did get word that The Bodyguard did suffer a small injury on his left calf and will have to have some of his matches changed on April 16 and 18 since he was booked then, his opponents don’t get a by, just matches will be moved around. Anyway, let’s…dive right in.

 

April 14th, 2018

 

Champion Carnival 2018 Block A Match
The Bodyguard vs. Shingo Takagi

Review: We get Shingo coming back for his second match as he looks to keep his undefeated streak going after defeating the Tripe Crown Champion in his first match. Bodyguard however already has two losses in his name and would need to win here to keep himself in the race for a little bit longer. Before I begin, I do however have some news for Shingo Takagi as according to some reports, it appears as though he will be leaving Dragon Gate to become a Freelancer and where will he end up down the road? I don’t know, but we might see him more in AJPW now it looks like. This was Bodyguard’s best match in the Carnival so far and much better quality compared to his last two matches in the tournament, plus he was working with Shingo who is fantastic and if you’ve never seen him work, do it. You can see times where Bodyguard would move just fine and then really slow, like you can tell he was hurting before this match too. We had a nice Clothesline to the corner spot from Bodyguard until Shingo does the same thing to him and mocking his taunt in the process, that was cool. Shingo would then hit a nasty Death Valley Driver from the ring apron to weaken the monster before hitting his Pumping Bomber Lariat to secure a win over Bodyguard.

Recommended: Solid match, worth a viewing.

 

Champion Carnival 2018 Block A Match
Naoya Nomura vs. Yuji Hino

Review: So far Yuji Hino has two big wins under his belt by defeating two former Triple Crown Champions and now wants to keep his undefeated streak going as he fights Naoya, who wants to be the one to end his undefeated streak and show that he could be the future of AJPW next to Kento Miyahara, so let’s see if he can pull it off. So far it looks like that Hino’s matches are relatively short here and I don’t think any of them have lasted more than ten minutes yet, but I guess it goes with his power and dominance for when he kicks the crap out of his opponents. Another solid match on this show as Naoya looked strong against Hino here and would like that he had a chance a few times to actually win it here, but Hino was just too strong for him as he hits nasty Lariat’s to him and hit the FUCKING BOMB to keep his undefeated streak going. A valiant effort by Naoya, but he wasn’t enough for him either. Can anyone dethrone Yuji Hino?

Recommended: Fun match, I liked it for what it was.

 

Champion Carnival 2018 Block A Match
Kento Miyahara vs. Ryoji Sai

Review: After six days into this tournament, we finally get our Asia Heavyweight Champion, Ryoji Sai into the mix as his first match is against current Triple Crown Champion, Kento Miyahara and what a way to have your first match and a win here with either one of these men could lead to a future title match for either championship. The beginning of the match is more than enough to get you hooked just by how everything flows with them here and their story in this match just tells it from beginning to end. Kento would show his heelish personality a little til the elder referee gets involved once again, think it’s just how he is to him at this point it seems. Kento would attempt to deliver a Blackout on the outside, but his knee would hit the turnbuckle post full force and you can feel how painful that was just by watching it. Ryoji would use this to his advantage with him working on Kento’s knee throughout the match and even having a table pressed down on his knee in the process.

Ryoji would start getting more control of the match now still working on Kento’s knee for a while as Kento would grab the referee here and there to have him pulled a little bit closer to the ropes since the ref would attempt to back away to get the wrestlers off them, so kudos for a smart and entertaining little spot there. Around the last few minutes of the match kick up into high gear here as we get plenty of back and forth action and while Ryoji almost had it a few times, wasn’t enough to win as Kento would get his second win with his famous Shutdown German Suplex Hold in an incredible match.

Recommended: Great match, all matches delivered and this was the best one of the three.

 

April 15th, 2018

 

Champion Carnival 2018 A Block Match
Joe Doering vs. Ryuji Sai

Review: Ryuji would make his second appearance here as he now takes on former Triple Crown Champion, Joe Doering who has tow losses in his record and only one win, so he would need to win this match to have a slight chance of winning the whole thing here. Oh my non-existing god, it finally happened, Joe would show some force and make some believable strikes here in this match! Keep doing more of those instead of half-assed ones and I wouldn’t have to yell as much (I’ll find something else to yell about.) The match itself was a quick almost six minute match, but they gave us plenty of action in that short amount of time and shows you don’t need to be a half hour or more to automatically have a good match, takes the right story to do it. Ryuji would come close again until Joe hits his Running Body Press and the Revolution Bomb to put him away, making him have two wins and two losses. Ryoji has five matches left and is gonna have to stack up some wins too if he wants to stay afloat.

Recommended: Another short and solid match, watch it.

 

Champion Carnival 2018 A Block Match
Shingo Takagi vs. Yuji Hino

Review: So these are our two guys that are undefeated in A Block which means that one of them is gonna have to lose here tonight to secure the top spot of this block. I’m gonna be honest here, I think this might be my favorite match in the Carnival so far and I thought Shingo vs. Kento was gonna be hard to beat, but this match was just fantastic and I didn’t even expect it to be this good. Both Shingo and Yuji have great chemistry in the ring as their styles work so well together with nice hard hits, beautiful sequences, and had great spots from beginning to end. Shingo fits so well in AJPW after seeing him doing this tournament and I really do hope he does do more AJPW work with the possibility of him being done with Dragon Gate, it would be a great new environment for him and would be a great addition to the roster and maybe a future Triple Crown Championship with his name on it. Yuji Hino really is growing on me after every match he’s had here and this is definitely his best match in the tournament as well, has the look, power, and could be a dominant force for the company if he sticks around.

The final five minutes of the match was amazing as Shingo would hit both Last Falconry and Pumping Bomber to try and take down Yuji and it somehow still wasn’t enough to take him as he was able to kick out of both moves and I was pretty speechless after that since I thought that would be it for him. Yuji’s power would be too much for Shingo and would hit a bunch of stiff Lariat’s in the match and you could feel each one he delivered to him and after a sixteen minute bout, Hino remains undefeated with the FUCKING BOMB to now be four wins and zero losses. If Hino wins one more match then we will most likely see him claim the finals of A Block as he now has Bodyguard, Ryoji, and Kento left to fight in this tournament and all three would have to defeat him to try and dethrone his position, but can they do it? Great effort by Shingo and I can’t be mad with this loss since it was a great match and he has four more matches to go.

Recommended: Absolutely yes, great match and should be viewed.

 

Champion Carnival 2018 A Block Match
Kento Miyahara vs. Shuji Ishikawa

Review: I didn’t expect these guys to be fighting this early, but I can’t complain here since they were number three in my Top 25 Matches of last year after their Triple Crown Championship match at the 45th Anniversary Show, so I hope they can keep that match quality up with this one right here. I had two back and forth fantastic matches here as this one was just as good as the previous match here and I’m glad that the tournament is starting to pick up in their quality of matches as the tournament continues on. I can watch Kento and Shuji fighting in the ring anytime because they never disappoint me in their quality of matches and would always give us something different each time they fight. Shuji would hit his Fire Thunder from the ring apron and it looked like a nasty bump there, but Kento was still able to keep going.

The match wouldn’t have a too slow moment as they had the right amount of pacing throughout the match to give the fans something to enjoy while not going too fast either and knowing when to actually slow down to tell the story in the ring. Near the ending of the bout, they would keep going back and forth with each other with their moves and hard hitting action to try and get the pinfall on each other and it would still not be enough for either of them as they both need to win this match. Shuji would hit two of his Fire Thunders and then Kento would still kick out of them to stay alive! Kento would counter him with some vicious Blackout’s to keep knocking him down and it would be enough as he picks up his third win with the Shutdown German Suplex Hold, I think he might be the one at this point to end Yuji’s undefeated streak, calling it now.

Recommended: Fantastic match, so yes you should watch it.

 

Overall: Both days delivered big time as none of the matches were bad at all and we had two top contenders for the best matches in one night, looking forward to see what happened on the next set of shows that I cover.

Favorite Match: Tie – Shingo Tageki vs. Yuji Hino and Kento Miyahara vs. Shuji Ishikawa

Least Favorite Match: Naoya Nomura vs. Yuji Hino

Score: 8.5/10

 

Current Standings:
Yuji Hino (4-0) (8 Points)
Kento Miyahara (3-1) (6 Points)
Shingo Tagaki (2-1) (4 Points)
Joe Doering (2-2) (4 Points)
Shuji Ishikawa (1-2) (2 Points)
Naoya Momura (1-2) (2 Points)
Ryoji Sai (0-2) (0 Points)
The Bodyguard (0-3) (0 Points)

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Dragon Gate Fantastic Gate 2018 Results & Review (12/4/2018)

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Mathew brings us more coverage with…Dragon Gate? Well I suppose something big did happen, even though King of Gate was still horrid. But hey, let’s see if PAC’s involvement helps things out.






We now return to Dragon Gate to take a small break from the AJPW Real World Tag League, which you should check out if you haven’t just yet since it’s been a great tournament.

As of right now, this will be my last Dragon Gate coverage for the year due to scheduling with the holidays and work, plus I need to get ready for matches of the year at the end of the month. We got a big show today since we got Open the Dream Gate Championship defended against PAC.

So let us see how things will turn out as we…dive right in.

 

Eight Man Tag Team Match
Dragon Dia & Tribe Vanguard (BxB Hulk, Kagetora & YAMATO) vs. Don Fujii, Gamma, Ryo Saito & Super Shisa

Review: Our opening contest is an eight-man tag match with Don Fujii, Gamma, Ryo Saito, and Super Shisa taking on three members of Tribe Vanguard, Kagetora and the Open the Twin Gate Champions, BxB Hulk and YAMATO along with Dragon Dia. Dragon Dia is a new wrestler in Dragon Gate as he is also considered to be Dragon Kid’s new apprentice whenever he decides to hang it up. Let’s see how Dragon Dia does and will he help Tribe Vanguard get the victory or will it be the other team?

The match was short and incredibly basic with nothing really too much to make the crowd seem overly invested in it in my opinion. Half of the match is pretty much Dia paying his dues in the ring while also getting a bit of offense into the match, so how did he do? From what I saw out of him, I thought he does have potential to be how Dragon Kid was but he has a long way to go if he wants to reach that level eventually. Dia did take a beating from the other team and even had Gamma kinda waterboard him while he was taking a Mexican Stretch. Tribe Vanguard would do stuff for a little bit into the match and they worked well with each other and not with Dia since he’s not really apart of their unit. Dia would get to have Fujii for a pinfall but he kicked out and hits Dia with a Lariat to end his momentum. Fujii would hit a Chokeslam onto Dia as Ryo would do his SaiRyo Rocket to get the pinfall victory.

Rating: Tony Schiavone and a quarter

Eight Man Tag Team Match
Hyo Watanabe, Kota Minoura, Masaaki Mochizuki & Yuki Yoshioka vs. Hiroshi Yamato & MaxiMuM (Jason Lee, Kaito Ishida & Naruki Doi)

Review: We get another eight-man tag match to continue this show as Masaaki Mochizuki is in action with Hyo Watanabe, Kota Minoura, and Yuki Yoshioka as the four take on Hiroshi Yamato and three MaxiMuM members, Jason Lee, Kaito Ishida, and Naruki Doi. While the opening match wasn’t really something that was memorable, I’m sure we’ll get some action in this one to pick stuff up. Which one of these four will win?

I’m still new to Hiroshi Yamato, but I’m still digging his singing type of gimmick and think it’s pretty funny. This one was a much better match than the opening contest since all of the competitors were more involved in this We had another small encounter with Mochizuki and Lee, and I still wanna see that match happen but I know we probably won’t get a singles match with them any time soon. Yuki is someone that keeps growing on me whenever I see him involved in these tag matches as he does show signs of progress and I hope to see big things from him in 2019. Jason Lee would try to do his taunt in the ring when he’s in his meditative state and rolled up Mochizuki for a two count and when Mochizuki would try to do the same taunt, Jason would just kick his head. Yuki would block Naruki’s Bakatare Sliding Kick but takes a German from Yamato, a Facebuster from Naruki, and a kick along with a German from Lee as they break the hold. Yuki would attempt a flash pin onto Kaito but Kaito would quickly maneuver out of it until Yuki pinned him back down as he gets the surprise victory!

Rating: Eric Bischoff

Singles Match
Shun Skywalker vs. U-T

Review: We only have two singles matches in this show and it’s time to get our first one underway as we have Shun Skywalker taking on U-T. It’s been a while since I’ve seen Shun in a singles match since the King of Gate Tournament and this might be the first time I’ve seen U-T in a singles match, so this is definitely a nice surprise since both men can go. Which one of these two will get the win?

If you were expecting a highflying type of match between these two, you don’t get that type of match here and while it did throw me off, I was honestly okay with it since they still did give us a technical match. For my first time seeing U-T in one on one action, I gotta say that seeing him more ground-based in this match was very surprising in a good way too since he’s very crisp in his ability. Shun Skywalker still continues to impress me every time I see him in the ring, so seeing both of these men deliver in this match made me feel very satisfied.

The match was also very even here and it looked like Shun was going to get him, but U-T would catch him with the Skayde to try and make him tap out to the hold until Shun would roll out of the hold and hits the Moonsault Press for a two count. Shun would hit a Reverse Suplex and goes to the top rope to go for another Moonsault as U-T puts his knees up before Shun could land. U-T would apply the Skayde once again but Shun would refuse to tap out of the hold once again and the bell rings to show that there’s a time limit draw. Huge ovation for these two in this match and I hope this isn’t the end for them.

Rating: Bruce Prichard

Six Man Tag Team Match
Dragon Kid, Bandido, & Flamita vs. DAGA & R.E.D. (Eita & Ben-K)

Review: Our next match is a six-man tag team match with Dragon Kid teaming up with Flamita and Bandido is they take on R.E.D. We found out that Dragon Kid and Eita are going to have one final match at Final Gate in a hair vs mask match, but I’m not sure if the Open the Brave Gate Championship is on the line yet. But this is sure to be an exciting tag bout and let’s see if R.E.D wins or the luchadors take it.

R.E.D starting the attack on their opponents before the match started in their typical heel fashion. The face team would start to make a comeback with Bandido and Flamita diving to the outside onto their opponents. Seeing Kid, Flamita, and Bandido team up worked out very well here with their Luchador agility with Bandido once again being on fire in this match and if he’s someone you follow, what the hell is wrong with you? Get on that shit right away if you like Lucha Libre. It’s a shame Ben didn’t win the belt but I know he’ll bounce back into something soon, maybe going back to the Open the Twin Gate picture with Big R. Eita and Dragon Kid going back at it develops more fuel into their story and I actually can’t wait for it to end and not because it felt like it went on for too long, but with the new stipulation they added to their match, it just adds a lot more involved for their eventual conclusion. After Flamita and Bandido did their tag team combo with Bandido hitting a Phoenix Splash after being flipped over, Eita and Kid are alone in the ring again. Dragon jumped off the ropes and got caught for a Super Kick and would go to finish off Kid but he hits the Bible onto Eita to get the surprise victory!

Rating: Eric Bischoff and a half

Eight Man Tag Team Match
Natural Vibes (Genki Horiguchi, Kzy, Susumu Yokosuka & YASSHI) vs. R.E.D. (Big R Shimizu, KAZMA SAKAMOTO, Takashi Yoshida & Yasushi Kanda)

Review: Our next match is another eight-man tag team match with R.E.D members, Big R Shimizu, KAZMA SAKAMOTO, Takashi Yoshida, and Yasushi Kanda taking on Natural Vibes members, Genki Horiguchi, Kzy, Susumu Yokosuka, and Brother YASSHI. Recently, Natural Vibes broke the record for most title defenses with the Open the Triangle Gate Championships and they still look to hold onto the titles for a long time to keep the record around more. Will Natural Vibes get the win or will it be R.E.D?

R.E.D once again attacking Natural Vibes before the bell would ring and both teams would start fighting to the outside of the ring and into the crowd near the bleachers until they got back into the ring as we get the match started now. The match felt a little too short for this type of match but I thought it was still solid enough for a quick little exhibition type of match. We had a little encounter with Takashi and Kzy during the middle of it where they would go back and forth and it did seem like Takashi was gonna win this little back and forth until Kzy hits his running Elbow Smash onto him. Natural Vibes started to get the shine in the match when Susumu hits an Exploder Suplex onto Kanda off the middle rope and Kzy tops it off with an Elbow Drop while YASSHI hits a Diving Headbutt for a two count. Members were taking each other out left and right until it was Genki and Takashi in the match now as he does his Backslide From Heaven to go for the pin but Big R picked him up in a Wheel Barrel position for a German Suplex. Big R would quickly pick him up for him and Takashi to hit a Doomsday Device and KAZMA topped it off with a Package Piledriver to give R.E.D the win.

Rating: Eric Bischoff and a quarter

Open the Dream Gate Championship
Masato Yoshino (c) vs. PAC

Review: We now have our main event of the evening as Masato Yoshino defends his Open the Dream Gate Championship against PAC. This will be PAC’s second singles match in Dragon Gate ever since he made his return to the company and while his match was disappointing, he still wanted to make the challenge to prove himself. Only one gaijin won the Open the Dream Gate Championship and that man was Ricochet, so if PAC wins then he will be the second one to win it. Masato though won’t go down without a fight here as he defends Dragon Gate against this man. Will Masato retain once again or will we have a new champion?

While both R.E.D and MaxiMuM are surrounding the ring, none of them interfere in the match and I’m glad too because it would’ve been a little bit too much in this match, plus PAC needs to prove himself that he can defeat Masato on his own without any help. I thought this match was a great title defense and definitely PAC’s better match compared to his one with Flamita since this one had a nicer pace that didn’t make it drag out a bit at all and he played the heel persona well like how he did in WWE when he was considered the King of the Cruiserweights, but he’s now known as the Bastard Child in Dragon Gate. I think I liked Masato’s match against Ben-K a little bit better, this one was almost as good in my opinion. One spot I really did like was when Masato went for the Slingblade off the top rope and PAC just flipped out of it and it just looked more smooth. Also, the Corkscrew PAC did to the outside looks great despite him shooting himself a little bit too far since most of the people were a bit too close.

PAC pulled off a lot of power moves like the Pop-up Powerbomb and it looked like he had Masato right where he wanted him as he went to the top rope to go for the Black Arrow but he was able to catch himself once Masato moved out of the way and hits the Another Space and then would hit the first Torbellino as he calls for the submission finish to apply the Sol Naciente, but he wouldn’t hold it for long this time as PAC picked him up for the Powerbomb for a two count. PAC seems to be getting back control now as he would try to go for the Black Arrow once more time but Masato picked his knees up to make PAC land on it and rolled him up for a two count. Masato wouldn’t give PAC time to rest as he hits a second Torbellino and applies the Sol Naciente once again but PAC was unable to power out of it this time around as he falls onto the mat unable to move for a bit until his foot landed on the rope to break the hold. Both men would have bursts of energy in the last stand as Masato lands another Torbellino and PAC gets up quickly to hit Masato with a German Suplex and gets him up for a Powerbomb but Masato would Sunset Flip over him for a two count. PAC would hit a Lariat onto Masato to knock him down before hitting the German Suplex Hold for a two count, and it appears PAC has him right where he wants him as he went to the top rope to the Black Arrow and he connects this time for a three count and we have a new champion!

You heard right, PAC is the new Open the Dream Gate Champion. Part of me feels like it’s a bit too soon to win the belt since he just came back a couple of months ago but at the same time, they wanna capitalize on this while he’s still red hot since leaving WWE and it could potentially open new eyes to the product since most fans knew him as Neville. So in a business aspect, it’s a good idea and hopefully, it can lead to what the company is looking for. Let’s see how things turn out.

Rating: Bruce Prichard and a half

 

Overall: Aside from the two singles matches being the highlight of the show, nothing else really stood out with the multi-man tag matches throughout the night. U-T and Shun did great work together and PAC had a much better match than he did with Flamita and we got a new champion out of it to bring in a new era for Dragon Gate.

Favorite Match: Masato Yoshino vs. PAC

Least Favorite Match: Dragon Dia & Tribe Vanguard (BxB Hulk, Kagetora & YAMATO) vs. Don Fujii, Gamma, Ryo Saito & Super Shisa

Score: 6.5/10






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(NOAH) WEEKLY NEWSLETTER VOL.13 ~ 7TH DECEMBER 2018

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With a vacant Heavyweight Tag Title to figure out, and some finishing touches leading up to Great Voyage in Yokohama Vol.2, let’s see what Hisame brings us this week!






NEWS

EASTERN HEROES
Most of the roster (except for Naomichi Marufuji, who, much to his disappointment, couldn’t go due to injury, and says he has never been) went to China to participate in “Eastern Hero Wrestling”.

Despite the fact that they had broken up a few days beforehand at “Global League 2018”, Katsuhiko Nakajima and Masa Kitamiya teamed up. Nakajima’s only comment was that this was how the card had been arranged, and he walked off at the end of the match leaving Kitamiya behind.

It was a sold out over capacity crowd in Tianjin, and the crowd said in Japanese “please come back”.

Hi69, in particular, said he learned a lot of things from the trip. There were also some new athletes o the card which hadn’t been introduced to NOAH yet, Tiger God and Dragon God.

Article with results can be read here

IPW
Daisuke Harada has been announced for IPW’S Junior Heavyweight Championship Tournament on Tuesday 16th January 2019 at Milton Keynes.

For those unfamiliar with him, a small guide can be found here.

Tickets can be purchased here

Further names hopefully to be announced (I know YO-HEY & HAYATA are being hoped for)

CURRENT TOUR RECAP
Noah kicked off “Winter Navigation 2018” at Korakuen Hall, not a great attendance for the first night, but it needs to be factored in that it was a 6.30pm start on a Friday night, round about the time when people get out of work, plus there was a big event going on at the nearby Tokyo Dome.

There were two match signings, with Takashi Sugiura saying that he was not going to lose the belt or the era to “this young man” (Kaito Kiyomiya) and Kotaro Suzuki actually turned up for his with Daisuke Harada.

Kimiya Okada made his long overdue debut, and was beaten by fellow rookie, Yoshiki Inamura. Hajime Ohara (who had helped train Okada for the debut) looked on. Although Inamura picked up his first win, it should be noted that this is only a small one, and against a very green rookie. They will have a rematch on the 9th (check)

Both Atsushi Kotoge and Hitoshi Yamato were on top comedy form.

Hitoshi Kumano and Seiya Morohashi squared up as their grudge deepened.

The Hooligans announced the 5’10 and 243 lb Yuji Hino as their new member, and he picked up the 5’10 Akitoshi Saito and slammed him as if he weighed nothing.

YO-HEY defeated Shoki Kitamura with the Super Face G, and then said to SUGI that he wanted to continue this, but SUGI said that Yokohama was impossible as there was an ZERO-ONE show on the 16th. So, it looks like the New Year will be the resumption of it.

Go Shiozaki and Katsuhiko Nakajima defeated Kenoh and Masa Kitamiya for the vacant GHC Heavyweight tag team titles, and were later challenged by Yuji Hino and Maybach Taniguchi.

Then Hino cut the promo of the evening:

“Shiozaki, you are a good looking guy, but your chops mean nothing. Nakajima-kun! Growing up! You are becoming an adult. You look like you’ve graduated from being a virgin”.

This is the kind of trash talking which is sadly missing from NOAH.

Kaito Kiyomiya and Daisuke Harada teamed up to take on Takashi Sugiura and Kotaro Suzuki. The ref stopped the match when Sugiura got Kiyomiya in a Olympic slam into a chokehold, afterwards Sugiura stood over the fallen Kiyomiya and told him that “on the 16th, I will show you the difference between NOAH’s future and the man who has supported NOAH for eighteen years”.

Detailed event recap can be read here

GHC BELT NEWS

  • GHC Heavyweight Champion: Takashi Sugiura
  • GHC Junior Champion: Kotaro Suzuki
  • GHC Heavyweight Tag Champions: Go Shiozaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima
  • GHC Junior Tag Champions: Minoru Tanaka & Hi69

All titles will be challenged for on the 16th December at “Great Voyage in Yokohama Vol.2”

Kaito Kiyomiya will challenge for the GHC Heavyweight

Daisuke Harada will challenge for the GHC Junior

Yuji Hino & Maybach Taniguchi will challenge for the GHC Heavyweight Tag

The Backbreakers (Hajime Ohara & Hitoshi Kumano) will challenge for the GHC Junior Tag

TOUR TIDBITS
~ Maybach Taniguchi came out with his “Sasumata” pole (literally “speared fork”) that he had used when he was part of “The Super Violent Army“.
~ Takashi Sugiura said he learned the bidets in Japan, Taiwan and China were all of equal quality.
~ Masao Inoue is holding another bowling tournament
~ Senior referee, Shu Nishinaga, said that someone had “dumped” a load of Masao Inoue’s CDs in the waiting room.
~ Go Shiozaki gave a talk for “Wrestle Talk Mania”, one of the subjects he covered was mental training in wrestling; something which Shiozaki has extensive experience in, especially in dealing with what happened to Mitsuharu Misawa right in front of his eyes, and of course getting Kaito Kiyomiya over his own nerves.
~ Naomichi Marufuji is not cleared to return to the ring yet, although he can now walk more easily, except he has a slight limp.

KING SHAMELESS CORNER
None. He’s been good this week (aside from being a bidet inspector)

BROADCASTS
The final night of Global League, 25th November, will be broadcast at 6pm on Saturday 8th December
The event on the 7th December, will be broadcast on the 15th December
The event on the 16th December, will be broadcast on the 22nd December

LINKS
Today’s child of puroresu: Kaito Kiyomiya’s Story
150 people at debut?! Praise from Kobashi! Winning Global League! Kaito Kiyomiya special feature!
MINI INTERVIEW WITH KATSUHIKO NAKAJIMA: 7th December tag championship decision at Korakuen Hall, “I want you to hear the sound of Noah changing”
The scene of pro-wrestling Vol.23 ~ The wish for the soul that inherits the light of the emerald green.
Nakajima and Shiozaki to combine to take the championship
“Everybody’s Energy” ~ interview with Kaito Kiyomiya (Weekly Pro, December 2018)
“I want to advance the era” ~ mini interview with 2018 Global League winner, Kaito Kiyomiya
Takashi Sugiura’s determination for defense, “I will not hand over the belt or the era”.

BOOK TRANSLATION
“Heir To The Ark” ~ Naomichi Marufuji’s biography (Chapters 1 & 2 completed, chapter 3 ongoing)






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