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Mitchell’s WWE 205 Live Results & Report! (10/3/18)



205 Live = Cruiserweight Division

The Ungentlemanly Alliance promises #NoTitleNoPeace, so while neither of them are Cruiserweight Champion, they are all going to wreak havoc!



  • Akira Tozawa VS Jack Gallagher w/ Drew Gulak & THE Brian Kendrick; Tozawa wins.
  • TJP VS Kalisto; Kalisto wins.


Drake Maverick sets the scene for tonight.

The next Cruiserweight Championship match is just days away. Cedric Alexander once again defends against Buddy Murphy, but this time it will be in Murphy’s hometown of Melbourne, Australia. We’ll check in with both men to see how they’re preparing for their showdown at Super Show Down.

But first, the Stamina Monster faces off against the Extraordinary Gentleman. Akira Tozawa was a casualty of the cruel campaign for a Cruiserweight title match by the Ungentlemanly Alliance. Drew Gulak led Jack Gallagher & THE Brian Kendrick on an assault that left both Akira Tozawa and Colin Delaney down and out. Tozawa wants payback on the entire trio, and has already settled things with Kendrick. Can Tozawa continue his campaign of vengeance against Gallagher? Or will he have to settle for just one victory?

Then in the main event, we get a first-time-ever of former Cruiserweight Champions! The FilAm Flash revealed he’s never cared for the luchador traditions, which only angered THE Lucha House Party amigos. Kalisto steps up to get payback for Lince Dorado, but will he instead tap out to TJP’s array of technical abilities?


Akira Tozawa VS Jack Gallagher w/ Drew Gulak & THE Brian Kendrick!

The bell rings and Tozawa circles with Gallagher. Fans “AH! AH!” already, to Gallagher’s chagrin. They tie up and Gallagher powers Tozawa to ropes. Gallagher backs off but then Tozawa “AH!” spooks him. They tie up again and Gallagher gets a wristlock. Tozawa rolls through and gets a takedown. Tozawa goes after a toehold, but Gallagher flips him over. Gallagher laces the legs together and pulls on them with a deathlock. He floats to a headlock but Tozawa powers out. Tozawa prepares a back drop but Gallagher makes it a backslide. TWO and Tozawa jackknifes Gallagher. Gallagher bridges, turns and sunset flips, TWO! Tozawa sits on it, TWO and Gallagher has the sunset flip, TWO! Tozawa sits again, TWO and then penalty kick to screaming senton! Normal cover, TWO!

Tozawa keeps the fans fired up as he “AH! AH!” and stalks Gallagher. He stomps a mudhole into Gallagher, then backs off at 4. Gallagher grabs that foot to bring Tozawa in for the fireman’s carry. Tozawa slips out and then chops Gallagher! He chops again! He fakes the chop, then hits the jab! Gallagher flops out of the ring but Kendrick distracts on the apron. Tozawa hits the Man with a Plan, but gets tripped up by Gulak! Gallagher returns and boots Tozawa in the head! Fans boo and jeer while Gallagher rains down rights. Cover, TWO, but Gallagher keeps his cool. Gulak taunts Tozawa while Gallagher drags him up. Gallagher gives Tozawa a European Uppercut, then straight rights in the corner. He backs off at 4, but Tozawa hits back. Gallagher clubs Tozawa down then wraps on a chinlock.

Gallagher thrashes Tozawa around and traps an arm, but Tozawa endures. Fans rally up and Tozawa feeds off the energy. Gallagher snapmares and runs Tozawa over with a shoulder. Cover, TWO! Gallagher clubs Tozawa to ropes, then brings him up. Gallagher whips and elbows Tozawa down. Fans boo but Gallagher soaks up the heat. Cover, TWO, so it’s back to a chinlock. Gallagher adds an arm, almost a cobra clutch, to the hold, but Tozawa endures. Fans “AH! AH!” for Tozawa and he gets up, but Gallagher wrings out the arm to stomp it! Gallagher drops an elbow, then drags Tozawa up for haymakers. Tozawa is dazed but Gallagher goes after him with a half surfboard. Gallagher pulls on the arms and scrapes his boot on Tozawa’s head, but fans rally up again.

Gallagher transitions to a cravat and snapmare, but runs into headscissors! Tozawa kicks, slides under and kicks again! Gallagher’s in the drop zone, so Tozawa heads up. Tozawa aims but Gallagher bails out. That doesn’t stop Tozawa, he hops down to build speed and DIVE! The Tozawa Torpedo hits its target! Tozawa gets Gallagher up and into the ring as Gulak and Kendrick panic. Tozawa climbs again and hits a missile dropkick! Cover, TWO! Kendrick and Gulak are relieved but Tozawa is surprised. Tozawa hears the fans and he grabs Gallagher, but Gallagher blocks the back suplex. Gallagher standing switches but Tozawa tilt-o-whirls into an Octopus Hold! Gallagher powers out to tilt-o-whirl slam Tozawa down! Then Gallagher goes after a modified Half Crab that’s part kneebar.

Fans rally and Tozawa crawls, to get the ropebreak! Gulak and Kendrick are frustrated, but Gallagher keeps focus. Tozawa is on the apron, and Gallagher bumps him off buckles. Gallagher hops up to drag Tozawa up, then he mocks all the fans who boo and jeer. Tozawa counters with a gordbuster! Gallagher is down, Tozawa aims, SUPER SENTON! Cover, Tozawa wins!

Winner: Akira Tozawa, by pinfall

Tozawa gets away from Gulak, and has two wins over the Ungentle Men! The #NoTitleNoPeace campaign is starting to slow down, will they be left behind in the title hunt?

Gulak grimaces as he grabs a microphone. Fans boo as he speaks, saying this team of his is not living up to its full potential. So to Kendrick, Gallagher and the simpletons in attendance, let’s turn our attention to the titantron for hiiiiis… POWERPOINT! PRESENTATION! It returns!! The plan for a Better 205 Live continues with step 10: No Mercy! Is that Kendrick in the slide? Gulak says that Alexander was dead to rights, but he survived, so that was mercy. Mercy equals weakness. Therefore, as this team has no place for weakness, they have to get rid of their weak link. Or for former champions who have lost their edge.

Kendrick realizes what Gulak is up to, so he strikes first! Then he goes after Gallagher! He throws Gulak out then puts Gallagher in the Captain’s Hook! Gulak drags Kendrick up in the GuLOCK, and Gallagher adds body shots. Gulak and Gallagher label Kendrick as weak, and therefore unnecessary. But because they show no mercy, they continue the beating with stomps and elbows! Gulak puts the GuLock back on and Gallagher adds more body shots. Kendrick is left for dead and left out in the cold, will the duo of Gulak & Gallagher be the two that give us a Better 205 Live?


205 Live looks at the training of both Cruiserweight Champion, and Challenger!

The countdown to Super Show Down is just days away. Last week, Drake Maverick talked with both men about their previous championship match. Cedric Alexander noted that he won that time because of one thing: pride. But Buddy Murphy countered by saying that Alexander’s “pride” barely held onto that title. Alexander says he’s willing to dig deeper than ever before, driven by that pride. He vows not to let Murphy make a name for himself off of his. But Murphy says that while Alexander is the champion, he is the Juggernaut and no one can stop him. Melbourne will make or break Alexander’s legacy, but he refuses to be broken. Murphy vows to bring the #AgeOfAlexander crumbling down around him, and then walk out of the rubble the NEW Cruiserweight Champion. Who will succeed while the other falls?


Backstage interview with Drake Maverick.

The 205 Live GM addresses Mustafa Ali VS Hideo Itami ending in a double count-out. Ali was very reckless in his match with Itami, and we’re all lucky neither man is injured. Both men are recovering this week, but this rivalry is clearly not over. It will come to a conclusion, so Maverick must schedule their rematch as something “nobody wants to miss.” What kind of match does Maverick mean? And will it be the Beacon of Light or Innovator of the GTS that survives it?


Lio Rush issues an Open Challenge!

But not for this week, no. The Man of the Hour will take on anyone on 205 Live next week. The 23 Year Old Piece of Gold is very confident after his win over the Scottish Supernova to make such a match. Who will answer the call? Will they be able to end Lio’s undefeated streak in the Cruiserweight Division? Or will they simply #FeelTheRush?


TJP VS Kalisto!

The Cruiser-Great competed in a mask in Mexico for years, and hated every second of it. He doesn’t care that luchadors have respect or tradition, he only cares about winning by any means necessary. Will TJP defeat the Lucha Dragon the same way he did the Golden Lynx? Or will Kalisto teach TJP some respect when he gets some revenge?

TJP shows even less respect to Lucha House Party when he wears one of their merch shirts to the ring, to simply tear it up and throw it in Kalisto’s face. The referee keeps Kalisto back, then rings the bell. Kalisto has the fans on his side as he dodges TJP’s sneak attack. They circle and Kalisto gets a waistlock. TJP turns around to get the wristlock and takedown. Kalisto bridges up but TJP pushes him down. Kalisto keeps his shoulders up, but TJP goes to put his full weight. This just allows Kalisto to put his feet up and then monkey flip TJP over. They’re both down so they bridge to keep shoulders up. Kalisto rolls but TJP goes to monkey flip, only for Kalisto to counter with a takedown.

Now Kalisto goes to cover TJP with the wristlocks, but TJP puts his shoulders up. Kalisto goes to put his full weight on TJP, but TJP counters with the monkey flip. Kalisto lands on his feet and TJP kips up to his. The fans fire up and follow the “Lucha! Lucha!” chants. TJP pushes Kalisto and then arm-drags but Kalisto rolls through. Kalisto bumps shoulders then back kicks TJP. He front kicks then runs, then handstands over TJP to come back with a headscissors! Kalisto sweeps and covers, TWO, but he gets the armlock. Fans chant “Lucha! Lucha!” while TJP endures. TJP works his way around to sideways headscissor Kalisto. Kalisto gets up and avoids the swipe to then shimmy shimmy at TJP. TJP swipes again, now Kalisto flosses. TJP whips but Kalisto rolls off and arm-drags.

Kalisto flips and then headscissors TJP, TJP bails out. Kalisto runs to fake TJP out! TJP is furious over Kalisto making him look foolish. He runs in, but into the bodyscissor cradle, TWO. Kalisto kicks then whips but TJP reverses. Kalisto handstand walks but gets dropkick’d out of it! TJP grimaces whiel Kalisto sits on the apron. TJP triangle jumps for the wrecking ball dropkick! Kalisto is down, but TJP drags him up by his mask. TJP rams Kalisto into barriers, then puts Kalisto in the ring at 6. TJP slingshots for the senton, then takes his time to soak in the heat. Kalisto clutches his ribs while TJP looms over him. TJP drags Kalisto up by his mask again, then whips. Kalisto hits buckles hard, but TJP just soaks up the heat. Kalisto rolls to ropes but TJP hears the “Lucha! Lucha!”

TJP walks over but into body shots. Kalisto clubs TJP’s back but TJP body drops only for Kalisto to sunset flips. TJP rolls through to get the legs, figure four for the turn over, Queen Angelito Stretch! He yanks the tail off the mask! And then he taunts Kalisto with it before giving him the surfboard stomp! Cover, TWO! Kalisto crawls for his tail but TJP stands on Kalisto’s hand. TJP stomps the hand, then takes the tail to toss it. TJP drags Kalisto up again for a whip then a big back elbow. He scrapes Kalisto’s face with his foot, then covers. TWO, but TJP keeps on Kalisto with an armlock. TJP grabs the far arm and pulls it as far back as he can. He even goes after the fingers.

Fans rally and Kalisto powers up. Kalisto fights back with body shots and a jawbreaker! Kalisto runs but TJP follows for a springboard Russian leg sweep! Then a modified double armbar! Fans keep rallying as Kalisto rolls it over for a jackknife cover, TWO! TJP stomps Kalisto then drags him up for a backbreaker. TJP grinds his heel into Kalisto’s head, but backs off at 4. Fans boo more but TJP just mocks the lucha dance. TJP even dabs on him. TJP drags Kalisto up for a big suplex, that’s one amigo. He gets the back suplex for the second amigo, then covers. TWO, and TJP grows frustrated. TJP drags Kalisto up again and whips. He runs in but Kalisto goes to boot. TJP blocks that to give back a EuroUpper.

TJP slams Kalisto down in the drop zone, to then hop up and somersault senton! Cover, TWO! Kalisto survives and TJP grows further frustrated. TJP wraps on a chinlock but fans rally up for Kalisto. Kalisto feeds off the energy and fights back again. Kalisto mule kicks then runs, but into a flapjack! TJP drags Kalisto up again, scoops and slams, then goes back up top. TJP takes aim while fans boo and jeer. He mocks the lucha dance, then swantons, but misses! Kalisto elbows TJP away, then boots him. Kalisto hops up, for a flying seated senton! Then he runs for a corkscrew crossbody! Kalisto kicks and kicks then whips but TJP reverses. Kalisto dodges, rolls, Listo Kick! Then the spike-rana! Cover, TWO!! The Lucha Dragon’s late rally hasn’t finished this just yet.

Both men are down but fans build to a rally. Kalisto starts up another “Lucha! Lucha!” chant as TJP rises. Kalisto wants but is denied the Salida, TJP puts him on the apron. But Kalisto kicks TJP away, to then climb back up. TJP roundhouses Kalisto down, then throws Kalisto with a cross-arm toss! Cover, TWO! Both men are tiring out but this match is far from over. TJP drags himself back up and then hops to the top rope. He aims at Kalisto but Kalisto kicks him now! Kalisto drags himself up to join TJP but TJP fights back. They headbutt and Kalisto kicks TJP again. TJP is barely hanging on while Kalisto climbs up again. Fans echo “Lucha! Lucha!” as Kalisto stands, for the SUPER VICTORY BOMB! TWO!?

Both men are slowly stirring, but Kalisto prepares with another “Lucha! Lucha!” TJP stands and Kalisto wants it, but no Salida as TJP dropkicks the leg out! Kneebar!! Kalisto endures as TJP grape vines both legs. TJP drags Kalisto away from ropes, but Kalisto backs up for a cover, TWO! And the Kneebar is still on tight! Kalisto endures, knuckles under, and gets the ropebreak! TJP is furious now, he wants to end this. He throws furious forearms, then goes after the mask! The ref reprimands him but TJP doesn’t care! Here comes Lince Dorado! TJP hits him first, but then Kalisto surprises TJP with a victory roll! Kalisto wins!!

Winner: Kalisto, by pinfall

The Lucha Dragon wins but TJP makes him pay for it! TJP snatches the mask off!! Lince runs TJP off but TJP takes his trophy. Gran Metalik also appears and both luchadors dare TJP to come back and fight. TJP refuses, he vows to do this to all of them. Will TJP get the sweep when he faces Metalik down the line? Or will the King of the Ropes teach the FilAm Flash to regret his disrespect?



My Thoughts:

A pretty solid episode of 205 Live, as they know how to use the concept of “less is more.” Tozawa VS Gallagher was a great match, and I’m really surprised Tozawa won. I suppose it teases that Tozawa VS Gulak could give us a full sweep of the Ungentle Men, but I was also surprised by Gulak & Gallagher kicking Kendrick out of the club like this. It’s not clear where this will lead, but perhaps Kendrick helps Tozawa defeat Gulak as more Kendrick getting revenge on Gulak & Gallagher than siding with Tozawa. I’m also still waiting on Cruiserweight Tag Titles, and so maybe G&G can go further than G, G & K.

TJP VS Kalisto was also great, and it’s great for Kalisto to get the win so that TJP doesn’t sweep Lucha House Party. Of course, TJP stands tall after taking Kalisto’s mask, so TJP VS Metalik could go either way. The promo package for Alexander VS Murphy was good, but I can’t see this changing Alexander retaining. I would love if Murphy won just so things are freshened up a bit, but chances are that won’t happen. Maverick gives us some intrigue for Ali VS Itami, I’m thinking it should be a Last Man Standing match. And Lio’s open challenge, I hope Dar accepts that, there aren’t really any other Cruiserweights open to that, unless they want Alexander to take it after retaining at Super Show Down. Lio should reach the title sooner rather than later, so maybe this can be his shortcut.

My Score: 8.5/10

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AAA Review & Results (2/16/2019)

Triple A coverage, brought to you by our Lucha genie Joe Dinan! 



AAA coverage, brought to you by our Lucha genie Joe Dinan!

Live on Twitch 2/16

Dinastia (Draztik Boy), Dragon Bane, and La Parkita vs Mini Murder Clown, Mini Monster Clown, and Latigo

I don’t usually like reviews minis matches from AAA because they don’t do stories for them. CMLL does for the midgets even if they are dry stories. It’s still something, but I’d like to make note that La Parkita nearly killed himself cracking his skull on the ground doing a swanton bomb. Later in the show they revealed he was okay.

Winners: Draztik Boy, Dragon Bane and La Parkita

Super Porky or Brazo de Plata comes out to cut a promo. Mascara confronts him and Psycho Clown then confronts him. Porky has a walker. :/

Nino Hamburguesa, Lady Shani (Golden Magic), and Starfire vs Villano III Jr, Keyra, and Lady Maravilla

Magic and Villano start out with some acrobatic spots. Maravilla and Starfire come in and trade spots. Hamburguesa then comes in with Keyra and shoulder blocks her to oblivion. Villano hits a missile drop kick on Hamburguesa. Maravilla holds Nino in place and Keyra kicks him. Golden Magic gets drop kicked in the corner by Keyra. Starfire is getting teamed on now. Villano drops Starfire on Maravilla’s knee. Keyra hits a moonsault. Keyra prevents Nino from getting in then throws Maravilla to the corner. Starfire drop kicks Keyra into the corner and Nino runs into all of them. He then does a flipping senton. Nino then does it again. Magic gets in with Maravilla and super kicks her. Maravilla then trips him on the apron, drop kicks him to the outside then hits a splash off of the top. Keyra and Starfire trade pinning combinations. Starfire hits knees to Keyra’s back then hits a flip dive off the apron. Villano hits a code breaker on Nino then poses. Villano goes for a moonsault and he moves. Nino goes to the top and hits a guillotine leg drop. He goes back to the top. Maravilla tries to distract him. She succeeds and Keyra hits a sunset flip on Starfire and then a german suplex for the win. Keyra pins Starfire with a german suplex.

Winners: VIllano III Jr, Keyra, and Lady Maravilla

(Cruiserweight Championship) Laredo Kid vs Sammy Guevara (Champ)

Guevara fakes out Kid to pose in the beginning. They actually do acrobatic flips until Laredo just drop kicks him. Laredo Kid flips out of the ring, Sammy does the same and then Kid gets back in the ring and hits a middle rope missile head butt basically. Kid then hits an asai moonsault. He got impressive air. Kid goes to the ground then Sammy pretends he’s hurt. He pushes the ref into the ropes to crotch Laredo. He goes to the top and throws Kid up from a fireman’s position and he falls on the turnbuckle for a two count. Kid runs at Sammy and gets power slammed. Sammy then misses a moonsault, lands on feet, misses standing moonsault, lands on feet, then hits a standing shooting star. Sammy hits a standing spanish fly and Laredo no sells it and hits a flipping DDT. Kid kicks Sammy to the outside and hits a 450 off the apron onto the floor. Laredo misses a corkscrew tornado dive and Sammy hits a reverse GTS for a two count. Villano III attacks Laredo from behind when he was setting up the Laredo Fly. Sammy then kicks Laredo to the outside and hits a corkscrew dive over the top rope. Sammy goes to the top and hits a big shooting star press but Laredo kicks out. Everyone is surprised. Villano grabs Laredo by the head and La Parka pulls him down and attacks him on the apron. Sammy goes for a slam but Kid flips out of it and super kicks him. Sammy leaps up to the ropes and jumps but Kid catches him with a cutter. Laredo goes to the top and Sammy leaps to the top rope and hits a Spanish fly for a close two. Sammy goes to the top and Laredo leaps up and kicks him and goes up and hits the Laredo Fly for the win. And naturally he gets beat down by the Mercenaries afterwards. Vikingo and Myzteziz come to his rescue. Laredo Kid wins with a Laredo Fly.

Winner: Laredo Kid

Taya (Lady Shani), Aerostar (Dinastia), and Myzteziz Jr vs Faby Apache, Jack Evans (Super Fly), and Sammy Guevara (La Parka Negra)

This match got picked apart. Dinastia drop kicks Negra and he no sells it. Dinastia hits a head scissors then springboard splash. Super Fly comes in to work with Shani. Faby comes in and kicks Shani. Parka beats on Myzteziz on the outside. Shani gets teamed on in the ring. The technicos try to stop the teaming up but can’t just yet. Faby and the heel ref push each other. Faby kicks Shani and Negra kicks her butt. Myzteziz bounces on the ropes and hits a hurricanrana on Negra. Shani back breakers Faby and Dinastia takes out Super Fly. Apache and Shani meet in the ring now and Faby attacks her butt. Shani kicks Faby and then Super Fly beats on Shani. Shani hits an arm drag then a DDT on Super Fly. Negra runs over Myzteziz. Negra throws Myzteziz in the air but he gets caught for a hurricanrana. Myzteziz back drops Super Fly to the outside. Shani then dives to the outside on Super Fly. Myzteziz then dives over the top on Negra. Dinastia flips Faby in the ring then super kicks her. Faby hits a face buster and the ref counts slow so Dinastia kicks out. Faby then hit a Tiger suplex after dodges Dinastia and this time the ref counts but Faby is still upset with him. Faby Apache pins Dinastia with a tiger suplex.

Winners: Faby Apache, Super Fly, and La Parka Negra

Maximo, Mamba, and Pimpinela Escarlata vs La Mascara, Taurus, and Chessman

Maximo starts out against Mascara and goes for a dive off the apron but misses and Mascara beats on him. Escarlata and Mamba get taken out and they team on Maximo. Escarlata gets kicked in the groin but since he/she is playing a girl. No dq. Escaralata goes for a cross body and turns it into an arm drag on Taurus. Mamba hits an apron dive on Mascara and Maximo on Chessman. Escarlata tries to choke Taurus but he shrugs her off. Escarlata puts her butt in Mascara’s face to his disgust. Escarlata hits a double arm drag on Chessman and Taurus. She tries to kiss Mascara but he moves his head. She hits an arm drag then finally kisses him. She must be poison ivy. Mamba twerks a little bit in the ring with Chessman but then he slaps her ass and flips her over. Mamba hits a hurricanrana then an arm drags followed by the kiss of death twice. He falls out of the ring and she twerks. Maximo gets in with Mascara and Mascara leaves the ring. Maximo hits hurricanrana’s on Chessman and Taurus, then Mamba hits a flip dive through the flip rope. Maximo walks the ropes and hits a flip dive to the outside. Mascara goes to the top with Escarlata but Maximo goes up and kisses him. Escarlata school boys him for the win. Pimpinela Escarlata school boys Mascara for the win.

Winners: Maximo, Mamba, and Pimpinela Escarlata

Drago, Laredo Kid (Aerostar), and Hijo Del Vikingo vs Mocho Cota Jr, Carta Brava Jr, and Tito Santana

Porde de Norte drop kicks everyone to start to get the advantage. Vikingo hits a drop kick to change momentum. He chops Tito Santana’s chest. Afterwards Porde de Norte continues to work over everyone. Not much detail to say, just constant triple teaming. Drago hits a head scissors on Santana then launches Vikingo into the others for a drop kick. Aerostar then does a dive through the middle rope where he goes flying into the crowd. Vikingo does an asai imploder 450. In the ring Cota hits a belly to belly on Drago for a two count. Aerostar comes in and hits a running cutter on him. Brava crotches Aerostar on the ropes and does the double foot stomp off of the top. Vikingo catches Carta for a swinging slam that Santana breaks up. Santana jumps into a brutal Canadian destroyer and Drago breaks it up. Drago rolls into a code breaker and Brava breaks it up. Aerostar and Vikingo hit drop kicks on Brava and Santana. Aerostar hits a moonsault, Vikingo a 450 and Drago gets a pinning combination all for a two count. Drago then hits a dive through the middle rope on Cota. Vikingo drop kicks Santana then hits a dive through the middle rope on Santana and Cota. Aerostar dumps Brava to the outside and does a cannon ball splash on Brava and Cota. In the ring Drago sprays mist in Santana’s eyes and Vikingo hits an imploder 450 for the win. Hijo Del Vikingo pins Tito Santana with an imploder 450.

Winners: Drago, Aerostar, and El Hijo Del Vikingo

Psycho Clown, Dr. Wagner Jr, and Pagano vs Jeff Jarrett, Rey Escorpion, and Texano Jr

Escorpion attacks Clown with a chair. Texano ties his rope around Pagano’s neck. Jarrett works over Wagner. Texano then chokes Wagner, and Rey continues to beat on Psycho Clown. Clown gets Rey to the outside and hits a dive over the top. Pagano then hits a dive through the middle rope. Wagner hits a cutter on Jarrett then dragon screw leg whips Texano. Psycho Clown grabs the rope and hits Texano with it. Clown breaks a broom over Escorpion’s back. They hit multiple clotheslines in the corner on Jeff Jarrett. Clown works with Rey and Rey hits a power slam for a two count. Clown hits a head scissors followed by a sunset flip for a two count. Rey hits a draping DDT with Clown caught in the ropes for a two count. Rey postures on the top rope and Clown drop kicks him off. He goes on the turnbuckle post and leaps off onto Esocrpion. Wagner gets distracted by the ref and Jarrett breaks a guitar over his head. Pagano hits a leg drop to stop the count. Pagano hits a cutter on Texano and sets up a table. Pagano head butts a chair into Texano then smacks himself with said chair. Pagano goes to the top with the chair but Texano hits a crucifix power bomb through the table on him for the win. Texano Jr pins Pagano with a crucifix power bomb off the top. 

They continue to beat on the technicos post match. They steal Psycho Clown’s mask, yet again as they do every taping.

Winners: Jeff Jarrett, Rey Escorpion, and Texano Jr

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In an odd twist of fate, Marufuji is placed in a familiar, yet flipped position going into his GHC title challenge next month. Hisame let’s us know how the NOAH build is going!




In an odd twist of fate, Marufuji is placed in a familiar, yet flipped position going into his GHC title challenge next month. Hisame let’s us know how the NOAH build is going!

Navigation for The Progress

Kaito Kiyomiya and Naomichi Marufuji continued their feud over the GHC Heavyweight title. Kiyomiya managed to knock Marufuji out of the ring with a dropkick, but was left wondering as to whether Marufuji played it up deliberately. He also turned his back on him when Kiyomiya was in the ring and was announced.

Marufuji, now that he can’t do aerial attacks (and finally realizing that his body is older than he thought), has turned to more vicious tactics, and decided to work on Kiyomiya’s left arm. In Kiyomiya’s post match promo, he told him that he was going to take him apart bit by bit, and next it would be his legs.

Kiyomiya has vowed that he will find “the Genius’ weakness” before “my body breaks down”. 

It has been pointed out to Marufuji that he is in the same position that Mitsuharu Misawa was when he himself was GHC Heavyweight Champion; the senior is challenging the junior.

Mitsuharu Misawa challenges the then GHC Heavyweight Champion, Naomichi Marufuji, a young man in his twenties and of the next generation of heavyweight NOAH wrestlers

Atsushi Kotoge became injured at NOAH’s show in Fukushima on the 11th February, which has put a spanner in the works of the GHC Heavyweight Tag title match with Eddie Edwards, taking on 50 Funky Powers.

Kotoge had gone for the “Revolutionary Cloak Splash” from the top rope, but managed to damage his arm on landing. Fans noticed that he was in a lot of pain, and he was checked out in the ring. NOAH removed him from the subsequent show, and later announced that he had dislocated his elbow and suffered a further fracture to the arm.

Kotoge himself said that he had felt a shooting pain in his arm, and he couldn’t move it at all.

With Kotoge’s injury and subsequent card change, “The Mid Generation” (Go Shiozaki and Katsuhiko Nakajima),took on the champions. They obliterated them with Nakajima choking out Quiet Storm with a sleeper, and then laughing about it afterwards.

Although NOAH have not yet announced what will become of the title challenge, and whether Eddie Edwards will team with someone else or postpone his appearance until Kotoge is better (this may not be until the late summer, and Kotoge will most likely miss Global League 2019), but it may be likely that “The Mid Generation” will receive a title shot.

Katsuhiko Nakajima later posted ….

Three of the Dark Agents (Takashi Sugiura, Masao Inoue and Akitoshi Saito) have reunited to take down The Hooligans, however, they have not been very successful in their efforts with The Hooligans defeating them twice so far. Takashi Sugiura has already started making jokes about Masao Inoue, lumping him together with having experience akin to the rookies in the group, Kinya Okada and Yoshiki Inamura. Should Sugiura be unfortunate enough to join The Hooligans, his job will be as their lackey; KAZMA SAKAMOTO says he will have to carry Cody’s bags, lick his boots, clean their toilets, do Nagai’s laundry and wash Maybach Taniguchi’s back.

YO-HEY was said to be looking a lot happier at “the wife” (HAYATA) returning “home”, and while really the only thing that has happened on this tour between himself and HAYATA and the former friends in RATELS, is Daisuke Harada and Tadasuke appearing in the ring and demanding to know what HAYATA thought he was doing.

Their new teammate, Yoshinari Ogawa (backed by YO-HEY & HAYATA, as Kotaro Suzuki is currently absent), continued the fight with The Backbreakers (Hajime Ohara and Hitoshi Kumano) over the current GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag titles. Ogawa (in a supreme Golden Era move) threw a table at Hitoshi Kumano, and the team of The Backbreakers and Yoshiki Inamura were wiped out completely, with Ogawa posing with the belts at the end.

Yoshiki Inamura continued his “Seven Match Series”, this time against Masa Kitamiya.

NOAH have so far done very well this tour with both of their two opening dates being sold out.


“COME AT ME YOU BASTARDS” (Kenoh’s column in “Weekly Pro”)
Kenoh visited the new NOAH offices and spoke of a variety of different things ranging from how nice the NOAH staff look now (even Mr. Okada looks smart now, despite “those fucking glasses”), the new company and how they should ask him for advice, the validation of his own opinion on “Leaving Misawa”, and Marufuji vs Kiyomiya.
Continuing his concerned older brother theme when it comes to Kiyomiya, and his hope that Marufuji will beat Kiyomiya for the belt for two reasons; the first being Kenoh wants to challenge, and the second that he seems to intimate that the longer Kiyomiya has it, the worse damage it is doing him, and the more Kenoh of all people seems to worry.

Kenoh’s other idea is that he will second Marufuji on the night (so to be first in line to challenge him), but I doubt that Marufuji is going to allow him to do that.

NOAH will return to the venue for the last time ever on March 17th, as the building is going to be torn down. Although the full card hasn’t been announced, Naomichi Marufuji will take on Yoshinari Ogawa (this will be their first singles match in 14 years) and Go Shiozaki and Takashi Sugiura will put on a “Golden Era Match” (as they always do when they collide in big matches).



~ Katsuhiko Nakajima decided to wind up Kenoh by sticking his leg in his fist when Kenoh entered the ring and knelt to do his ring introduction.
~ Yoshinari Ogawa denied ever being part of Special 4.
~ NOAH returned to Shinyousei Twenty-One Hall, which has the infamous staircase named “The Demon Staircase of Hell” due to the fact that it is two flights, and means that due to there being no underground parking at the venue for the truck, the equipment has to be carried up and down it, across a courtyard and through the lobby.
~ Minoru Tanaka says his first wish has been granted (i.e. for a title match at Yokohama), but his second one is still outstanding, he won’t say what it is though.
~ Both Daisuke Harada and Tadasuke have hinted at possible moves to the heavyweight division. Tadasuke when he fought Kenoh and Masa Kitamiya and said something “sparked” in him, and Daisuke Harada pointing to the GHC Heavyweight and declaring it was his “final goal”.
~ Mohammed Yone got beaten up in front of a group of old ladies (one was his mother) by Katsuhiko Nakajima.
~ Hitoshi Yamato did his usual singing entry, and incorporated the lyrics that Naomichi Marufuji couldn’t have dried seaweed. Marufuji had a priceless look on his face. 
~ Cody Hall took a picture of Atsushi Kotoge who was sitting drinking coffee near a window; Kotoge came out as a big pink blob.

Takashi Sugiura has posted pictures of either what is coming out of his dog, or what his dog has left behind. On a pleasanter note, he was given gifts by fans after a small gathering at “Muscle Grill”, and said that as he was carrying a big plushie, he probably looked like a “Weird old man” getting on the train.

NOAH’s Korakuen Hall show of the 24th February will be broadcast on Samurai at 10pm (JST) on Samurai TV.

The ongoing translation of Naomichi Marufuji’s “Heir To The Ark” can be found here

HAYATA (Costume Research)
“Come to Noah” ~ interview with Naomichi Marufuji
The Green Guide to Muscle Grill
Takashi Sugiura mini interview ahead of the match with The Hooligans
Battlemen Recap (Noah, Wednesday February 13th 2019)
Noah’s Arkive Podcast (ITunes)

NOAH FROM THE VAULT (articles translated by Purodino)
YO-HEY “My turning point”

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