The fFollowing are the results of today’s New Japan Sumo Hall show.
Dark Match: Special Tag Match: Koji Kanemoto & OKUMURA beat Kazuchika Okada & Nobuo Yoshihashi (6:22) when Kanemoto used an ankle hold on Yoshihashi.
1. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Title #1 Contender 4WAY Tag: Yujiro & Tetsuya Naito beat Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt, Jado & Gedo and Milano Collection AT & Taichi Ishikari (9:04) when Naito used a Stardust press on Ishikari.
2. Riki Choshu, Manabu Nakanishi, Wataru Inoue & Mitsuhide Hirasawa beat Takashi Iizuka, Tomohiro Ishii, Karl Anderson & Tomoaki Honma (7:17) when Inoue used the Oracion Flame on Honma.
3. Special Tag Match – NJPW vs. TNA Augmented Reality: James Storm & Robert Roode beat Masahiro Chono & AKIRA (9:22) when Roode used the DWI on AKIRA.
4. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title: Tiger Mask ? beat Jushin Thunder Liger (11:22) with a Destroy suplex hold (1st defense).
(after the match a new Black Tiger appeared! Might be Takaiwa. yay!)
5. Special Singles Match – Burn the Debt: Yuji Nagata beat Hirooki Goto (16:57) with a backdrop hold.
6. CMLL World Welterweight Title – Lucha Libre Globalization: Mistico ? beat Mephisto (12:01) with the La Mistica.
7. Special Singles Match – Wrestle-incident DIE OR BREED: Kurt Angle beat Giant Bernard (14:19) with an ankle lock.
8. IWGP Tag Team Title – Hardcore Rules: ?Team 3D? Brother Ray & Brother Devon ? beat Togi Makabe & Toru Yano (17:50) when Devon pinned Makabe after the 3D (1st defense).
9. IWGP Heavyweight Title: Hiroshi Tanahashi ? beat Shinsuke Nakamura (24:26) with the High Fly Flow (1st defense).
— After his title defense, Hiroshi Tanahashi was confronted by TNA Superstar Kurt Angle and challenged to a championship match. Though nothing ‘official’ has been announced, its looking like we’ll get the title match within the next two months.
— The 9,500 fan SELL OUT of the show is HUGE news for the company. Its exceptionally good news considering this is the first show New Japan has run without Keji Mutoh as its top act.
— After successfully defending his IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, Tiger Mask IV got attacked by a man claiming to be Black Tiger V. The person who is said to be playing the role of the new Black Tiger is supposedly Tatsuhiku Takaiwa.
More will be featured in this week’s “Rising Sun Soliloquy!”