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Rising Sun Soliloquy Newsletter #30

Rising Sun Soliloquy Newsletter #30
June 24, 2009
By: Hunter Golden of WrestleView.com


NEW JAPAN

Revenge! Tanahashi topples Nakanishi at ?Dominion 09? to win IWGP Heavyweight Championship

Manabu Nakanishi's title win last month over Hiroshi Tanahashi came as a huge surprise to many. Not only was Nakanishi not really ever a serious title contender, but he hadn't truly been in the mix in quite some time. Considering Tanahashi's standing and push at the time, it just made the outcome all the more shocking.

Order was more or less restored to the New Japan universe this past Saturday night, as Tanahashi defeated Nakanishi at the ?Dominion 09? show in Osaka. The show was a complete sell out of 5,800 fans and they were boisterously behind Nakanishi, making it almost a road-game like atmosphere for the #1 Contender. The two wrestled for nearly 30 minutes before Tanahashi finally managed to hit a high fly flow for the win.

After the match, Pro Wrestling NOAH's Takashi Sugiura, hot off a huge win earlier in the night over Hirooki Gotoh, emerged from the crowd and entered the ring, challenging Tananashi for his title. Tanahashi has accepted the challenge and as of right now, the two are scheduled to face each other in Sapporo before the G1 Climax Tournament kicks off.

Also, former tag team partners and GBH faction heads Toru Yano and Togi Makabe clashed, with Yano getting the win thanks to an assist from new CHAOS co-founder Shinsuke Nakamura. Team 3D successfully defended their IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships, defeating Karl Anderson & The Giant Bernard. The win will ensure that Team 3D will surpass the six month mark with their tag belts in hand.

Pro Wrestling NOAH had a huge night, winning both inter promotional matches, with Takashi Sugiura defeating Hirooki Gotoh in a match up that had been building for nearly five months. The two had faced each other on three separate occasions in tag team contests before being paired off here. Sugiura won the match with his Olympic Slam. In the other match up, GHC Heavyweight Champion Go Shiozaki defeated Kazuchika Okada in what was said to be one of the better matches of the night. Okada, much like his performance in the Korakuen tag a month ago, wasn't easy for the newly crowned champion to put down.

In other action on the card, AKIRA & Jushin ?Thunder? Liger teamed up and defeated the tandem of Koji Kanemoto & Nobuo Yoshihashi in tag team action. Takao Omori & Yutaka Yoshie teamed up to defeat Super Strong Machine and Mitsuhide Hirasawa. Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt defeated Milano Collection AT & Taichi to earn a shot at the Motor City Machine Guns and their IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships, while Tiger Mask was able to unmask arch-rival Black Tiger for the fifth consecutive time. Also, the CHAOS faction (Shinsuke Nakamura, Takashi Iizuka, Jado and Tomohiro Ishii) defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Yuji Nagata, Wataru Inoue and Tomoaki Honma in six man tag team action.

NJPW ?DOMINION 6.20″, 6/20/09 (WPW)
Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium
5,800 Fans - Super No Vacancy

1. Jushin Thunder Liger & AKIRA beat Koji Kanemoto & Nobuo Yoshihashi (6:47) when AKIRA used a Musasabi press on Yoshihashi.
2. Takao Omori & Yutaka Yoshie beat Super Strong Machine & Mitsuhide Hirasawa (5:26) when Omori used an Axe Bomber on Hirasawa.
3. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Title #1 Contender Match: Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt beat Milano Collection AT & Taichi (13:13) when Taguchi used the Dodon on Taichi.
4. Mascara Contra Mascara: Tiger Mask beat Black Tiger (4:32) with a chicken wing hold.
5. Shinsuke Nakamura, Takashi Iizuka, Tomohiro Ishii & Jado beat Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Yuji Nagata, Wataru Inoue & Tomoaki Honma (12:12) when Nakamura used a knee kick on Inoue.
6. Special Singles Match - NJPW vs. NOAH Battle Diffusions I: Go Shiozaki beat Kazuchika Okada (8:28) with the Go Flasher.
7. IWGP Tag Team Title - Hardcore Rules: ?Team 3D? Brother Ray & Brother Devon (c) beat Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson (18:04) when Devon pinned Anderson after a super powerbomb through a table (3rd defense).
8. Special Singles Match - NJPW vs. NOAH Battle Diffusions II: Takashi Sugiura beat Hirooki Goto (14:42) with an Olympic slam.
9. Special Singles Match - Dominion's Scepter: Toru Yano beat Togi Makabe (14:16) with the Oni Koroshi.
10. IWGP Heavyweight Title: Hiroshi Tanahashi beat Manabu Nakanishi (c) (31:18) with the High Fly Flow to become the 52nd champion.

Motor City Machine Guns Set to Defend IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Titles

The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) are prepping to make another defense of their IWGP Junior Tag belts, as they'll take on the team of Ryusuke Taguchi and Prince Devitt on July 5th at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. Devitt in particular is coming off a huge run in the Best of the Super Juniors Tournament, where he turned a ton of heads by finishing second.

July Tour Dates Announced, Tanahashi vs Sugiura Title Match Slated For July 20th

IWGP Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi will make his first title defense against Pro Wrestling NOAH star Takashi Sugiura on July 20th at the Tsukisamu Alpha Court Dome in Sapporo. This is the first time anyone from Pro Wrestling NOAH has challenged for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. The two have met for top titles before, as back in 2003, both Masahiro Chono and Yuji Nagata challenged Kenta Kobashi for NOAH's GHC Heavyweight Championship. The announcement comes on the heels of Sugiura's big win over Hirooki Gotoh in Osaka and the death of NOAH President Mitsuharu Misawa. This is an important match for Sugiura, who needs to elevate himself up the ladder into the top tier of Japanese stars, as he's not only become a big player in NOAH, but has been THE focal point in the NOAH-New Japan feud.

Also slated for the Sapporo show, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Tiger Mask will attempt his fourth title defense, taking on the Best of the Super Juniors Tournament winner Koji Kanemoto. After finally doing a way with arch rival Black Tiger, Tiger Mask will be able to move on, although the competition this time will be very stiff.

Masahiro Chono will be making his long-awaited return, and will be popping up in some six man tags later in the tournament, and has been hinting at competing in the G1 Climax Tournament in August.

NJPW, 7/5/09 (SXW)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Jushin Thunder Liger & AKIRA vs. Milano Collection AT & Taichi
2. Tomoaki Honma vs. Toru Yano
3. Hirooki Goto vs. Kazuchika Okada
4. Manabu Nakanishi & Takao Omori vs. Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson
5. Yuji Nagata vs. Tomohiro Ishii
6. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Togi Makabe vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Takashi Iizuka
7. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Tiger Mask vs. Wataru Inoue & Koji Kanemoto
8. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Title: Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin (c) vs. Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt
NJPW, 7/10/09 (SXW)
Chiba Port Arena Sub Arena

1. Manabu Nakanishi, Takao Omori & Kazuchika Okada vs. Giant Bernard, Val Venis & Karl Anderson
2. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Yuji Nagata & Mitsuhide Hirasawa vs. Takashi Iizuka, Tomohiro Ishii & Jado
3. Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Toru Yano
4. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto & Tiger Mask vs. Masahiro Chono, Wataru Inoue & Koji Kanemoto
NJPW ?~THE STAR FESTIVAL IN MAEBASHI~?, 7/12/09
Green Dome Maebashi Sub Arena

1. Yuji Nagata, Tomoaki Honma & Mitsuhide Hirasawa vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii & Jado
2. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Togi Makabe vs. Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka
3. Manabu Nakanishi, Takao Omori & Yutaka Yoshie vs. Giant Bernard, Val Venis & Karl Anderson
4. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt vs. Masahiro Chono, Milano Collection AT & Taichi
NJPW, 7/14/09
Fukushima City Gymnasium

1. Riki Choshu, Jushin Thunder Liger & Mitsuhide Hirasawa vs. Giant Bernard, Val Venis & Karl Anderson
2. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Yuji Nagata vs. Takashi Iizuka & Tomohiro Ishii
3. Togi Makabe, Wataru Inoue & Tomoaki Honma vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Toru Yano & Jado
4. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto, Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt vs. Masahiro Chono, Manabu Nakanishi, Milano Collection AT & Taichi
NJPW, 7/15/09
Miyako City Gymnasium Sea Arena

1. Hirooki Goto & Tiger Mask vs. Wataru Inoue & Koji Kanemoto
2. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Yuji Nagata, Takao Omori & Mitsuhide Hirasawa vs. Takashi Iizuka, Giant Bernard, Karl Anderson & Tomohiro Ishii
3. Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Toru Yano
4. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt vs. Manabu Nakanishi, Milano Collection AT & Taichi
NJPW, 7/16/09
TONYAMACHI Big Sight

1. Manabu Nakanishi, Takao Omori & Mitsuhide Hirasawa vs. Giant Bernard, Val Venis & Karl Anderson
2. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Yuji Nagata & Hirooki Goto vs. Takashi Iizuka, Tomohiro Ishii & Jado
3. Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Toru Yano
4. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tiger Mask, Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt vs. Wataru Inoue, Koji Kanemoto, Milano Collection AT & Taichi

NJPW, 7/18/09
Muroran City Gymnasium

1. Manabu Nakanishi, Takao Omori & Wataru Inoue vs. Val Venis, Karl Anderson & Jado
2. Yuji Nagata & Mitsuhide Hirasawa vs. Giant Bernard & Tomohiro Ishii
3. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka
4. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tiger Mask, Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt vs. Masahiro Chono, Koji Kanemoto, Milano Collection AT & Taichi

NJPW, 7/20/09 (WPW)
Tsukisamu Alpha Court Dome

1. Riki Choshu, Masahiro Chono & Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Yuji Nagata, Hirooki Goto & Mitsuhide Hirasawa
2. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title: Tiger Mask (c) vs. Koji Kanemoto
3. IWGP Heavyweight Title: Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs. Takashi Sugiura

NJPW, 7/22/09
Asahikawa Local Industry Promotion Center

1. Apollo 55 vs. Unione I: Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt vs. Milano Collection AT & Taichi
2. GBH vs. CHAOS I: Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Toru Yano
3. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Manabu Nakanishi & Takao Omori vs. Giant Bernard, Val Venis & Karl Anderson
NJPW, 7/23/09
Hakodate Citizen Gymnasium

1. Apollo 55 vs. Unione II: Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt vs. Milano Collection AT & Taichi
2. GBH vs. CHAOS II: Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Toru Yano
3. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto & Wataru Inoue vs. Giant Bernard, Val Venis & Karl Anderson

September ?New Generation? Tour Dates Announced

The September touring dates have been announced. As is the usual, the company will have its big tour blow-off on the 27th at the Kobe World Hall. The big September show has customarily always been held there. Other big dates will include a stop at the Korakuen hall on the 13th and a Yuji Nagata produced show on the 12th, which will be booked and scheduled by Nagata himself. Nagata has already said Akebono will be included on the show.

CIRCUIT 2009 NEW JAPAN GENERATION
- 9/12 ?NAGATA PRODUCE - BLUE JUSTICE! 2009″ @ Togane Arena
- 9/13 @ Tokyo Korakuen Hall
- 9/14 @ Chichibu Cultural Sports Center
- 9/16 @ Chikuma City Togura Gymnasium
- 9/19 @ Okayama Orange Hall
- 9/20 @ Matsuyama City Community Center
- 9/21 @ Wel Sunpia Kochi
- 9/22 @ Gifu Industrial Hall
- 9/27 @ Kobe World Hall


PRO WRESTLING NOAH

New President to Be Announced
In the wake of company President Mitsuharu Misawa, its not only left the company without perhaps its biggest star, but its also left it without a company President. Misawa was responsible for much of the business end of things in NOAH, and of course its a huge void that needs to be filled.
Another interesting twist on things is that Misawa was largely the person responsible for selling the NOAH shows to local promoters. They were usually older, more wealthy and established promoters, but didn't really follow wrestling like they used to. They would usually only pay real money to get Misawa and Kobashi on those local cards. When Kobashi went down with cancer, it got a heck of a lot more difficult to sell the shows, so not only did Misawa have to lower the cost of the shows for the arenas, he had to also put himself on the cards. While its probably true that Kobashi's the bigger draw now, Misawa's name is considered somewhat more important in terms of selling the shows.

There has been a lot of speculation as to whom will assume the role. Jun Akiyama appears to be the presumed front runner, but its a big question as to whether or not he's willing to do that. Kenta Kobashi has shown absolutely zero interest in the spot, and would rather just wrestle. Mitsuo Momota, who is all but completely done in the ring, is the son of Rikidozan, and has been the VP of NOAH for a long time. He could certainly be another candidate. The announcement is scheduled to be made on July 5th, the day after Misawa's tribute show at the Differ Ariake.

Tragic Southern Navigation Tour Winds Down
In a month that seemed to have no end for Pro Wrestling NOAH, it finally arrived on Sunday, as the company finally wrapped up the tour that resulted in the loss of their company's President, Mitsuharu Misawa.

Attendance for the shows after Misawa's death, were through the roof, although its not for the reasons NOAH would have liked it to have been. There is a new GHC Heavyweight Champion in Go Shiozaki, and Takashi Sugiura recently ventured to New Japan this past weekend, toppled its #1 up and coming star, while also laying down a challenge to IWGP Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi. The new foreign contingent of Bobby Fish & Chris Hero made a huge splash, and the company is said to be very interested in bringing them on board on more of a full-time basis.

All in all, outside of Misawa's death, the tour was an absolutely smashing success from a business standpoint, although its hard for many in NOAH (understandably so) to get excited. Regardless, the last show in the Korakuen Hall, was an advance sell-out, and was said to have an absolutely molten crowd throughout. The Shiozaki/KENTA vs Nakajima/Sasaki match that main evented the show was said to be very good.

NOAH, 6/18/09
Zepp Nagoya
1,300 Fans (Super No Vacancy)

1.Kotaro Suzuki beat Akihiko Ito (8:47) with a Tiger Driver.
2. Takeshi Rikio & Mohammed Yone beat Takuma Sano & Masashi Aoyagi (10:19) when Yone used a muscle buster on Aoyagi.
3. Akira Taue & KENTA beat Yoshinari Ogawa & Masao Inoue (11:25) when Taue used the Ore Ga Taue on Inoue.
4. Takashi Sugiura beat Genba Hirayanagi (9:04) with the Olympic Slam.
5. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taiji Ishimori beat Ricky Marvin & Bobby Fish (15:32) when Kanemaru used a cradle on Fish.
6. Bison Smith & Akitoshi Saito beat Takeshi Morishima & Chris Hero (17:36) when Saito used the Sickle of Death on Hero.
7. Go Shiozaki, Kenta Kobashi & Atsushi Aoki beat Kensuke Sasaki, Katsuhiko Nakajima & Kento Miyahara (25:02) when Aoki used the Assault Point on Miyahara.

NOAH, 6/22/09
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
2,100 Fans (Super No Vacancy)

1. Chris Hero beat Akihiko Ito (7:42) with the Stretch Plum.
2. Kotaro Suzuki & Genba Hirayanagi beat Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taiji Ishimori (9:16) when Hirayanagi pinned Kanemaru after an Ishimori telerana.
3. Akitoshi Saito, Masao Inoue & Bobby Fish beat Yoshinari Ogawa, Akira Taue & Ricky Marvin (10:58) when Saito used the Sickle Death on Marvin.
4. Takeshi Morishima & Takashi Sugiura beat Yoshihiro Takayama & Takuma Sano (11:34) when Sugiura used an ankle hold on Sano.
5. Atsushi Aoki Flash Series 8th: Jushin Thunder Liger beat Atsushi Aoki (13:45) via pinfall.
6. Shuhei Taniguchi Trial Series 4th: Bison Smith beat Shuhei Taniguchi (15:35) with the Bisontennial.
7. Takeshi Rikioh & Mohammed Yone beat Kenta Kobashi & Tamon Honda (10:26) when Yone used the Yone Roll (modified cradle) on Honda.
8. Go Shiozaki & KENTA beat Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima (30:15) when Shiozaki used the Go Flasher on Nakajima

Summer Navigation Tour Dates Announced, Cards to be Released Later this Week

The next big tour for the company is its Summer Navigation tour, which will be headlined by the NTV Cup, which is NOAH's equivalent of the Junior Tag League. The teams have been announced and can be viewed below. Eddie Edwards, Kikutaro, Bryan Danielson and Roderick Strong are all heading to the promotion for the tournament.

Pro-Wrestling NOAH - "SUMMER NAVIGATION 2009"
Nippon TV Cup Jr. Heavyweight Tag League:

- KENTA & Taiji Ishimori
- Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Kotaro Suzuki
- Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Akihiko Ito
- Katsuhiko Nakajima & Kento Miyahara
- Bryan Danielson & Roderick Strong
- Ricky Marvin & Eddie Edwards
- Atsushi Aoki & Kota Ibushi
- Genba Hirayanagi & Kikutaro
NOAH, 12.07.2009 (G+)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall


NOAH, 14.07.2009
Hive Nagaoka


NOAH, 15.07.2009
Iwate Prefectural Gymnasium


NOAH, 16.07.2009
Kuji Citizen Gymnasium


NOAH, 18.07.2009
Akita Furusato Mura


NOAH, 19.07.2009
Mikawa Citizen Gymnasium


NOAH, 21.07.2009 (Samurai! TV)
Akita Municipal Gymnasium Sub Arena


NOAH, 24.07.2009
Fuji Messe


NOAH, 25.07.2009 (G+)
Tokyo JCB Hall



ALL JAPAN PRO WRESTLING

All Japan Pro Wrestling returned to the Korakuen Hall on Sunday, and opened the show with a long 10-bell salute to the late Mitsuharu Misawa, who in his prime was All Japan's top star. Misawa would eventually become President before splitting off to form NOAH. Standing in the ring was All Japan President Keiji Mutoh, Kyohei Wada & Masanobu Fuchi. The entire locker room surrounded the ring to pay their respects to Misawa.

Keiji Mutoh and Taiyo Kea would meet in the semi-main event in a six man tag team match, and exchanged Misawa tribute spots. Mutoh hit the Emerald Frosion in the opening moments of the match, which received a huge reaction from fans. Kea returned the favor later in the match, whipping out the ever popular Tiger Driver '91. While Kea and Mutoh were doing their best Misawa impressions, Suwama was busy trying to win the match, and accomplished that feat, pinning Triple Crown Champion Yoshihiro Takayama with a German Suplex. The win likely puts Suwama in line for a title shot soon.

The main event featured Nobutaka Araya's final singles match, as he took on long time friend Satoshi Kojima. Araya dusted off the old moonsault and despite interference from nearly all the baby faces, Mutoh included, Araya couldn't get the job done, and Kojima finished him off with a big Western Lariat.

MAZADA seems to be moving himself into position to challenge Junior Champion Kaz Hayashi for the Junior title, picking up a pinfall win in their match with a vertical-drop Dhoda drop that beat Phil Atlas. The title match is rumored to be scheduled for July 5th.

The Voodoo Towers have had some issues of late, and had a match at the show to more or less resolve their differences. Partners Joe Doering and ZODIAC (Aaron Aguilera) had a falling out after failing to capture the World Tag Team Championships. Doering defeated Zodiac with a Jack knife power bomb, and afterwards, TARU came out to the ring to calm things down. He said they had their match, and demanded the two reform their team and focus on making the Voodoo Murderers the #1 faction in all of Japan. The two apparently made up, but we'll see.

AJPW, 6/21/09 (Samurai! TV)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,650 Fans

1. Toshizo beat Brad Martin (7:51) with a super Fisherman Buster.
2. TARU, Minoru & Hate beat Osamu Nishimura, Shuji Kondo & Ryota Hama (12:30) when Minoru used the Fireball Splash on Kondo.
3. Joe Doering beat ZODIAC (8:50) with a jackknife pinhold.
4. Seiya Sanada & Manabu Soya beat KAI & Hiroshi Yamato (16:10) when Sanada used the Tiger Suplex hold on Yamato.
5. NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA beat Kaz Hayashi & Phil Atlas (15:06) with a vertical-drop Shoda Drop.
6. Keiji Muto, Suwama & Masayuki Kono beat Taiyo Kea, Minoru Suzuki & Yoshihiro Takayama (20:58) when Suwama used a German Suplex hold on Takayama.
7. Satoshi Kojima beat Nobutaka Araya (18:40) with the Western lariat.
Nobutaka Araya's retirement match has been set as follows:

AJPW, 7/26/09
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. Nobutaka Araya Retirement Match: Nobutaka Araya & Kikutaro vs. Masanobu Fuchi & TAKA Michinoku

Summer Action Series Announced
After the young man tag match at the Korakuen Hall this weekend, All Japan announced this year's Junior League which will take place from July 26th to August 7th in the ?SUMMER ACTION SERIES?. The ten participants were also announced. They are as follows:

Kaz Hayashi
Shuji Kondo
KAI
Hiroshi Yamato
NOSAWA Rongai
MAZADA
Minoru, Toshizo
Petey Williams
Super Crazy


INDEPENDENTS

OSAKA PRO Holds Ted Tanabe Tribute Show
Wrestlers from all over Japan showed up at the Move On Arena to pay their respects to the late Ted Tanabe, the famous Japanese wrestling official last Friday Night in Osaka. B&G founded Zeus was the mystery ?X? in the fourth match, but they ended up falling to the Rudo Army. Dragon Gate star CIMA showed up, but he too, found himself on the losing side of things, losing to Osaka Pro Champion Billyken Kid, Kuishinbo Kamen & Kanjyuro Matsuyama. The crowd chanted everyone's name in the main event, as is par for the course, but they also let out a Tanabe chant as well.

As expected, it was a pretty emotional day for all involved. Wrestlers spoke after their respective matches in a tribute to Tanabe, and some teared up a bit while talking. All the wrestlers gathered in the ring for a group picture after the match.

Osaka Pro-Wrestling, 6/19/09
?Ted Tanabe Memorial Show?
Osaka, Minami Move On Arena
336 Fans (Super No Vacancy Full House)


1. Daisuke Harada (7:18 Running Elbow) Kazuaki Mihara
2. Takaku Fuke [W] & Kyusei Ninja Ranmaru (9:57 Doujime Sleeper) Miracleman & Masanori Ishikura [L]
3. Azteca [W], Cosmo☆Soldier & Super Taira (9:54 Vertical Drop Style Brainbuster) Tadanobu Fujisawa, Konaka=Pale One [L] & Kazuki Niimura
4. Tigers Mask, Black Buffalo [W], Orochi, The Bodyguard & Tadasuke (9:03 Lariat) Asian Cooger, Hideyoshi, Masamune, Zeus & Atsushi Kotoge [L]
5.?Joshi Pro-Wrestling Offer Match: Commando Bolshoi [W] &?Yuki Miyazaki (11:12 Kido Clutch) GAMI & Toshie Uematsu [L]
6.?Big Japan Pro-Wrestling Offer Match: Shadow WX & Yuichi Taniguchi [W] (12:42 Schoolboy) Daisuke Sekimoto & ?Kokutenshi? Jaki Numazawa [L]
7. Billyken Kid, Kuishinbo Kamen [W] & Kanjyuro Matsuyama (21:56 Kankuu Tornado) CIMA, Kikutaro & Ebessan [L]

BattlARTS

The first cards and listings have been made for the Young Generation Battle.

Block A:
Yuki Ishikawa
Yuta Yoshikawa
Keita Yano
Ryuji Walter
Tiger Shark

Block B:
Munenori Sawa
Super Tiger
Katsumi Usuda
Yujiro Yamamoto
Sanchu Tsubakichi

BattlARTS 05/07/09
Kitasenju Theatre 1010

1. Keita Yano & Ryuchi Kawakami vs Katsumi Usuda & Baisen TAGAI
2. Block B: Yujiro Yamamoto vs Sanchu Tsubakichi
3. Block A: Yuta Yoshikawa vs Tiger Shark
4. Block A: Yuki Ishikawa vs Ryuji Walter
5. Block B: Munenori Sawa vs Super Tiger
BattlARTS 26/07/09
Kitasenju Theatre 1010

1. Block B: Super Tiger vs Sanchu Tsubakichi
2. Block A: Keita Yano vs Ryuji Walter
3. Block B: Katsumi Usuda vs Yujiro Yamamoto
4. Block A: Yuki Ishikawa vs Tiger Shark

BattlARTS 30/08/09 (Day)
Kitasenju Theatre 1010

** Possible Tsuyoshi Kurihara Return Game **
1. Block A: Ryuji Walter vs Tiger Shark
2. Block A: Yuta Yoshikawa vs Keita Yano
3. Block B: Katsumi Usuda vs Super Tiger
4. Block B: Munenori Sawa vs Yujiro Yamamoto

BattlARTS 30/08/09 (Night)
Kitasenju Theatre 1010

1. Block A: Keita Yano vs Tiger Shark
2. Block B: Super Tiger vs Yujiro Yamamoto
3. Block A: Yuki Ishikawa vs Yuta Yoshikawa
4. Block B: Munenori Sawa vs Katsumi Usuda

BattlARTS 06/09/09
Kitasenju Theatre 1010

1. Block A: Yuki Ishikawa vs Keita Yano
2. Block B: Munenori Sawa vs Sanchu Tsubakichi
3. Block A: Yuta Yoshikawa vs Ryuji Walter
* Block Match Missing *
1. Young Generation Battle Final: Winner Block A vs Winner Block B