WWE brings Worlds Collide back already for WrestleMania Axxess! The past, present and future of NXT battles to prove which class is the best!
- Kassius Ohno VS Aiden English; Ohno wins.
- Harper VS Dominik Dijakovic; Harper wins.
- SAnitY VS The Undisputed Era; The Undisputed Era wins.
- Tyler Breeze VS Roderick Strong; Breeze wins.
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WWE brings all five brands together!
Raw, SmackDown, 205 Live, NXT and NXT UK all cross paths at the first-ever Wrestlemania Axxess Worlds Collide event!
Kassius Ohno VS Aiden English!
The Knockout Artist has recently moved to the UK, but he’ll still represent the American half of NXT against the alumni! Meanwhile, the original Vaudevillain returns to the ring to show he’s still got it! But will the Drama King have enough to avoid a KO from KO?
The bell rings and English has fans chanting “Aiden Day!” Ohno doesn’t get why fans care about a commentator. And then he tells Byron Saxton and Percy Watson to come get English. English smirks at Ohno’s trash talk, then he throws hands on Ohno! And he tops it off with a stiff mule kick! English goes corner to corner for a big back elbow, and declares this Aiden Day! He hops up but Ohno shoves him right down! Ohno catches his breath and checks his face while the ring count begins. The count reaches 3 but Ohno brings English up for a big haymaker! Ohno puts English in as fans duel between “Aiden Day!” and “Ohno Day!”
Ohno stomps English around then drags him up for clubbing forearms. He drops a knee right on English’s face, then paces about. Ohno brings English up and dares him to sing as he clubs away again. Ohno wraps on a chinklock but fans rally up. English fights his way up and powers Ohno towards a corner. Ohno turns English around and gives him a quick boot. Ohno drags English to a cover, TWO! English crawls but Ohno looms over him. Ohno brings English into a Camel Clutch, but English powers out! Ohno pulls on the arms and digs his forehead into English’s back. English endures as Ohno taunts him. Fans rally more but Ohno brings English back down to a knee. English fights up again and powers Ohno around. Ohno swings but English counter punches!
Ohno kicks low then turns English, but English spins out for his Dramatic DDT! Cover, TWO! Ohno rolls but English is on him with a whip to the corner. Ohno tumbles to the apron but English blocks the boot to give a haymaker! Down goes Ohno, but English builds speed to FLY! A majestic tope con hilo, but English keeps going by putting Ohno back in. English climbs up top, and fans are fired up for “Aiden Day!” English swanton bombs! Cover, TWO!! Ohno survives and English is shocked! English keeps on Ohno with a facelock but Ohno rams him to a corner. Ohno runs back in but gets a boot! English runs but gets a boot from Ohno! Ohno wristlocks and wrings English out for the Dream Crusher! Cover, Ohno wins!
Winner: Kassius Ohno, by pinfall
NXT or NXT UK, it doesn’t matter to Ohno, he always gets a knockout. Will this prove to the WWE that the Wrestling Genius is worth so much more than they know?
Harper VS Dominik Dijakovic!
Once a member of the Wyatt Family, then a Bludgeon Brother, this WWE main roster star wants to prove his worth as bad as anyone. But will his singles match return be a success against the Rare Breed Croatian Colossus?
Fans cheer “Welcome Back!” for Harper and are clearly happy to see him. The bell rings and Harper circles with Dijakovic. Fans also chant “Harper! Harper!” as he ties up with Dijakovic. These two go around the ropes but end up in a corner with Dijakovic in control. The ref counts and Dijakovic backs off, but then mocks Harper’s return. Harper shoves Dijakovic but Dijakovic grins. Fans still rally behind Harper as he circles with Dijakovic again. They tie up and Dijakovic puts Harper in a corner again. Dijakovic grinds his forearm into Harper but Harper pushes back and headlocks Dijakovic. Dijakovic pulls hair and powers out. The two collide but neither man backs down.
Dijakovic says that was nothing, then he pie faces Harper. Harper uppercuts Dijakovic out of the ring! Then he pursues to CHOP and forearm Dijakovic around the outside! Harper puts Dijakovic in then runs him over with a shoulder! Fans cheer as Harper flexes. Harper drags Dijakovic up and waves to the fans. Harper suplexes Dijakovic but Dijakovic blocks. Dijakovic powers Harper to a corner again, then drives in back elbows and clubbing forearms. Dijakovic says “Time to Fly!” then suplex TOSSES Harper! Harper writhes but Dijakovic covers, TWO! Dijakovic stomps Harper to a corner then throws big forearms. Fans boo as Dijakovic looms over Harper. Dijakovic drags Harper up for another suplex toss! Cover, TWO! Harper survives and fans cheer but Dijakovic is frustrated.
Dijakovic toys with Harper before he puts him in a corner again. Dijakovic chops Harper while talking trash, then goes for a third suplex. Harper spins out to DDT Dijakovic right down! Both men are down but fans rally up for Harper. Harper gets up first and runs at Dijakovic to rally with forearms. Harper hits a back elbow in a corner then whips corner to corner. Dijakovic reverses but Harper tumbles out to then club Dijakovic down! Harper even slingshot sentons and BOOTS Dijakovic down! Cover, TWO! Dijakovic is tough but Harper is determined. Fans rally up again as Harper drags Dijakovic up. Dijakovic spins out for a choke grip but Harper breaks free to uppercut! Harper stalks Dijakovic only to get a boot and forearm. Dijakovic runs but into the scrapbuster! Cover, TWO! Harper can’t believe Dijakovic survives, but he won’t let up.
Harper drags Dijakovic to a drop zone then climbs up. Fans fire up as Harper aims, but Dijakovic clamps on for a SIT-OUT CHOKE SLAM! Cover, TWO!! Harper still lives! Dijakovic and Harper crawl as fans rally up. Harper gets to the apron so Dijakovic pursues. Dijakovic drags Harper up by his hair, then says “Welcome back!” as he fires off forearms and elbows. Harper uppercuts back, then CHOPS! Dijakovic choke grips but Harper breaks free to scoop and slam to the floor!! The referee checks on both men while fans lose their minds. Harper and Dijakovic are okay to continue somehow, so a ring count begins. Harper sits up at 3 and leaves Dijakovic behind. The count reaches 9 and Dijakovic leaps in from the floor! But into a Half Nelson Suplex! Cover, TWO!? Dijakovic lives and immediately bails out of the ring.
Harper sees Dijakovic out there, and DIVES! Direct hit sends Dijakovic into barriers but Harper puts him back in. Harper aim and spins, but Dijakovic denies the discus lariat for his own series of spinning elbows! SUPERKICK rocks Dijakovic! Harper runs corner to corner but into the CYCLONE BOOT! Cover, TWO!! Harper survives and Dijakovic is in shock. Fans know “This is Awesome!” Dijakovic gets up and climbs up, but Harper stops him. Harper climbs up behind to join Dijakovic. Harper throws Dijakovic with a SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX! But Dijakovic lands on his feet?! To SUPERKICK Harper! Harper falls out of the ring, Dijakovic FLIES! Dijakovic puts Harper in while fans lose their minds. Springboard elbow drop! Cover, TWO!! Dijakovic doesn’t stop, he climbs right up top again. MOONSAULT!! Cover, TWO!! Harper survives again!
Fans are strong for Harper while Dijakovic grits his teeth. Dijakovic drags Harper up by his beard but Harper is dead weight. Dijakovic keeps pulling, and stands Harper up to throw forearms and CHOPS. Harper stays standing, and hits the DISCUS!! Cover, Harper wins!!
Winner: Luke Harper, by pinfall
An incredible match for a highly anticipated return! And he even shows Dijakovic respect as he offers a hand. Dijakovic accepts it, but also promises to go this again some day. With this victorious return to the ring, will Harper finally climb to the top of the WWE?
SAnitY VS The Undisputed Era!
The wild Alexander Wolfe and Beast of Belfast, Killian Dain, haven’t had much exposure on WWE SmackDown, but the madness never stops. Meanwhile, Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish have reunited now that the Infamous One is 100% healthy. Which tag team earns some much needed momentum towards their brand’s tag team titles?
The teams sort out and O’Reilly starts against Wolfe. Wolfe and O’Reilly circle and O’Reilly drops for a foot guard. Wolfe just waves hi so O’Reilly gets back up. They tie up and O’Reilly gets a waistlock. Wolfe works his way out and to a wrench. Wolfe hip tosses O’Reilly down then waves hi again. O’Reilly kicks from the mat then gets a leg. Wolfe hops to avoid the full takedown, then grabs O’Reilly by the ear! O’Reilly pops out but Wolfe spins around. They go around as O’Reilly wants the arm, but Wolfe pushes him away to rock him with a right. O’Reilly swings but avoids all of Wolfe’s wild swings. Wolfe dares O’Reilly to get back in the ring but O’Reilly takes his time. Killian Dain starts telling O’Reilly to get in but Fish comes around to defend his friend. Eric Young steps up and reDRagon backs off.
O’Reilly turns around and is immediately confronted by Wolfe’s wild mosh pit swings! O’Reilly scrambles to his corner while Wolfe keeps swinging. Wolfe sits down and smiles at O’Reilly but then gets back up when he sees Fish tag in. Fish and Wolfe circle but Fish keeps his eyes on Dain and Young. Fish stays out of Wolfe’s grasp so Wolfe goes after O’Reilly! O’Reilly avoids the hands and Fish knees Wolfe. Fish throws hands then whips but Wolfe kicks Fish back. Wolfe scoops Fish and holds him up there before throwing him down. Cover, TWO! Wolfe drags Fish up and over to tag Dain. Wolfe gives Fish an atomic drop then feeds him to Dain’s DIVIDE! The crossbody flattens Fish and Dain covers, TWO!
Tag to Wolfe and Dain snapmares Fish for Wolfe’s sliding forearm. Dain adds an elbow then Wolfe drops a knee. Cover, TWO! O’Reilly runs in but gets a German Suplex! But he pops right up, only to tumble out. Wolfe drags Fish up for a fireman’s carry but Fish fights out. Fish tackles Wolfe to his corner but Wolfe uppercuts back. Fish runs in and blocks the boot to put the leg on the rope. He fires off body shots but Wolfe throws hands back. The ref counts and breaks them up at 4. O’Reilly returns to dragon screw Wolfe on the ropes! Fish elbows Wolfe down then drags him over to the corner. Fish kicks and forearms then O’Reilly tags in. reDRagon mug Wolfe then O’Reilly works the leg with a spinning toehold.
Fans rally as Wolfe endures. Wolfe gets the ropebreak but Fish kicks at the hands. Fish tags in and drops a slingshot senton on Wolfe. Fish taunts Dain then brings Wolfe up. Wolfe throws forearms so Fish gives them back. They go back and forth, until Fish sweeps the bad leg! Tag to O’Reilly and reDRagon double whips Wolfe. Wolfe holds ropes to avoid the kicks. Wolfe dumps Fish out then elbows O’Reilly away. Fish jumps on for a sleeper, but Wolfe throws him off. O’Reilly runs but is sent out, Wolfe dodges Fish to tag in Dain! Big Damo rallies on reDRagon, then fireman’s carry for O’Reilly. Fish runs and crossbodies, but is caught! Dain hits a Samoan Drop and Fall Away Slam!
Fans fire up with Dain as he runs corner to corner to splash Fish then O’Reilly then shotgun dropkick Fish! Dain gives O’Reilly the Wasteland to a back senton, then Vader Bomb! Cover, but Fish breaks it. Wolfe returns but Fish throws him back out. Dain tosses Fish to the apron but runs into O’Reilly’s boot. Fish tags in and reDRagon runs a train in the corner. Thigh kick to exploder! Cover, but Wolfe barrels through to break it! All four men are down and fans cheer. They stand, and Dain puts O’Reilly in a corner. Wolfe whips Dain in for a big back elbow. Dain puts Wolfe on the apron so SAnitY can meet in the middle with boots! SAnitY focuses on Fish, backstabber to back senton! Cover, TWO!! Fish lives but SAnitY keeps going.
Dain tags in and Wolfe feeds Fish to the scoop. Wolfe runs but O’Reilly dumps him out! O’Reilly tags Fish and chop blocks Dain down! reDRagon coordinates, TOTAL ANNIHILATION! Cover, The Undisputed Era wins!
Winners: The Undisputed Era, Kyle O’Reilly pinning
But they’re not done with SAnitY either! They stomp away on Dain so here comes Eric Young! Young throws hands on reDRagon then stomps Fish down. O’Reilly kicks but it’s blocked. Young sends the enziguri into Fish! Then he hits O’Reilly with the wheelbarrow suplex! SAnitY may have lost but they stand tall together. Will they soon stand tall against WWE tag team champions?
Tyler Breeze VS Roderick Strong!
Prince Pretty was once a star of WWE’s very popular Fashion Files, but things haven’t been so good since his dance partner, Fandango, went done with an injury. Will Breeze make a comeback against the Savior of the Backbreaker? Or will the Undisputed Era check off another win?
The bell rings and Breeze circles with Strong. Breeze and Strong feel it out before Strong gets a takedown. Strong rolls Breeze but Breeze gets away. Strong mocks Breeze by lounging on the top rope. Breeze applauds but Strong just keeps mocking him. Breeze and Strong circle and tie up. Strong gets a waistlock but Breeze standing switches. Strong slips out to a wristlock and brings Breeze to his knees. Breeze rolls and wrenches Strong to the mat. Strong rolls to drop toehold and facelock. Strong gator rolls Breeze and floats over to a mount. Breeze resists the half nelson so Strong shifts to a headlock. Fans rally and Breeze powers out, but Strong runs him over. Things speed up and Strong holds ropes. But he still runs into a dropkick! Breeze shows Strong how to really relax on the ropes.
Strong runs in but into a takedown! And catapult into buckles! Strong falls down and Breeze climbs up. Strong swings but Breeze knocks him away. Breeze reaches the top but Strong trips him up! Breeze tumbles out but Strong pursues to CHOP Breeze! Strong rams Breeze into the apron then chops him again. Strong puts Breeze in then drags Breeze up by his hair, for the first backbreaker of the match! Breeze writhes and winces but Strong taunts him. Strong stomps Breeze then throws forearms in the corner. Strong stalks Breeze to kick him while he’s down. He keeps on Breeze by digging a knee into his chest for an inverted clutch. Breeze endures as fans rally up. Breeze fights out but Strong shoves to dropkick Breeze down! Cover, TWO! Strong keeps on Breeze with a rain of right hands.
Strong gives Breeze some Danielson Stomps, then “frames the picture” as he drags Breeze back up. He lifts Breeze for another backbreaker! But he doesn’t stop there, he gives Breeze a third! Strong bends Breeze in the backbreaker rack across his knee. Fans rally and Breeze fights out. Strong keeps on Breeze and the two trade haymakers. Strong CHOPS Breeze then scoops for a gutbuster! Cover, TWO! Strong puts Breeze in a chinbar camel clutch, but Breeze endures. Fans rally and Breeze powers his way up. Breeze throws body shots but Strong shoves to knee Breeze low. Strong throws Breeze with an Olympic Slam! Cover, TWO! Breeze lives and Strong grows frustrated. Strong powerbomb lifts Breeze to the Canadian torture rack, and combines it with the Gory Special.
Breeze endures this Strong rack and fights out with elbows. Breeze spins and arm-drags Strong then throws body shots! Strong brings Breeze up but gets a jawbreaker for it! Breeze boots and forearms Strong then throws him out. Strong hurries back in but gets an enziguri! Cover, TWO! Breeze is too tired to be upset, and both he and Strong get to ropes. Fans fire up and Breeze stomps like the Heartbreak Kid. Strong stands but avoids the kick. Breeze follows and shoulders Strong on the apron. Breeze shovels Strong back in, but Strong fireman’s carry. Prince Pretty slips out and SUPER MODEL KICKS Strong down! Cover, TWO!! Strong survives but both he and Breeze are slow to stand up. Fans rally and Breeze drags Strong up.
Strong fires forearms but Breeze gives them back. Strong CHOPS but Breeze kicks. They brawl and Breeze stomps a mudhole into Strong! The ref backs Breeze off but Breeze whips corner to corner. Strong reverses and redirects Breeze at the ref! Breeze stops himself, Strong full nelsons, but Breeze swings out to crucifix pins! TWO, and Strong catches the Beauty Shot heel kick for another backbreaker! Cover, TWO!! Breeze survives and Strong can’t believe it. Strong drags Breeze up as fans rally. Strong hoists Breeze up but Breeze resists. Fans duel as Breeze fights back. Strong backs off and gets a knee. Breeze chicken wings but Strong denies the Unprettier with a takedown. Strong goes after the legs and tries to turn Breeze but Breeze resists. Breeze fights free then runs at Strong. Strong boots, enziguris and leaping knees! Strong gives Breeze the back lift slam! Cover, TWO!
Fans fire up for Breeze while Strong grits his teeth. Strong drags Breeze up again while fans duel. Breeze resists the suplex so Strong knees and elbows him around. Strong brings Breeze up, but Breeze knees out! Cradle counter, TWO!! Breeze dodges the knee to enziguri! UNPRETTIER! Cover, Breeze wins!!
Winner: Tyler Breeze, by pinfall
That was gorgeous! Breeze endures and wins what could prove to be a critical match in his WWE career! Will this help propel Breeze back into the spotlight?
Not a bad start to these WrestleMania Axxess Worlds Collide specials. Though, if we’re to assume all four pieces are an hour each, why stretch things out to the next three weeks? Just kidding, I already know the answer. Vince wants to stretch this out to get more views. The same people who would watch a massive four-hour special would watch four separate one-hour specials, but this way, Vince can count that number four times. But that aside, this also gives each segment of this Worlds Collide event (NXT, Cruiserweight, Women’s Division, battle royals) separate spotlight that they all need.
I really liked a lot of went on in this NXT Current VS Alumni special, but I would’ve rearranged matches a bit. Ohno VS English was fine as an opener, and naturally Ohno wins because he’s been staying sharp while English hasn’t wrestled since his short feud with Rusev. But I would’ve made Harper VS Dijakovic the main event, because the fans were red hot for him and that match was just flat-out great. So great to see Harper back and winning, and also (unofficially) having his full name back. I really do hope this match propels Harper to great things wherever he ends up with it being Superstar Shake-Up week. Having the Undisputed Era back-to-back was a good idea, but I would’ve shifted them up. That tag match was alright, but given SAnitY loses just to stand tall after, it would’ve been a better second.
Breeze VS Strong was pretty solid itself, so it did fine as a main event. But it would’ve been good as a third match, too, to give us back-to-back victorious returns. Breeze definitely needed to win more so he could stay afloat, and I hope he gets to do something more wherever he ends up after the Shake-Up. Strong also was destined to lose because of this growing story with him and the Undisputed Era. It looks like Strong might be kicked out, so between not helping Adam Cole win the NXT Championship and losing to Breeze, all the more reason the others will want to turn on him.
My Score: 8.2/10
(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!
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!
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.
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.
- GHC Heavyweight Champion: Kaito Kiyomiya
- GHC Junior Champion: Minoru Tanaka
- GHC Heavyweight Tag Champions: AXIZ (Go Shiozaki and Katsuhiko Nakajima)
- GHC Junior Tag Champions: Stinger (Kotaro Suzuki & Yoshinari Ogawa)
~ 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.
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)
PICTURE CREDITS: NOAH GHC, PKDX, Daisuke Harada
CMLL’s Review & Results (4/21/2019)
What happened in CMLL? See it here!
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