Here’s the results from the New Japan “Wrestling Donkatu 2009” PPV from Fukuoka!
In the biggest occurence of the night, IWGP Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Hirooki Gotoh to retain the title. The biggest upset of the night was surely the team of Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson not only going over Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima, but that Anderson managed the pin fall victory. Yuji Nagata gained a measure of revenge in a brutal dog collar match victory over Takashi Iizuka.
After the title match, Tanahashi said that he’d be defending his title again on just three days rest, putting the title on the line against Manabu Nakanishi at the Korakuen Hall show on the sixth. We’ll have a full, in depth report in this week’s “Rising Sun Soliloquy Newsletter”.
NJPW ?WRESTLING DONTAKU 2009″, 5/3/09 (WPW/PPV)
Fukuoka International Center
5,500 Fans – Super No Vacancy
1. Mitsuhide Hirasawa beat Nobuo Yoshihashi (6:18) with the Hira Bottom.
2. Milano Collection AT & Taichi beat Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt (10:15) when Milano used the Victoria Milanese on Taguchi.
3. Wataru Inoue, AKIRA & Kazuchika Okada vs. Tomohiro Ishii, Black Tiger & Jado went to a draw (9:39) when Inoue & Ishii were counted out.
4. Manabu Nakanishi & Takao Omori beat Riki Choshu & Masahiro Chono (12:07) when Nakanishi used an Argentine backbreaker on Choshu.
5. Wrestling Dontaku 2009 Special Tag Match – TENJIN Deadline: Shinsuke Nakamura & Toru Yano beat Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma (11:32) when Nakamura used the Landslide on Honma.
6. Wrestling Dontaku 2009 Special Tag Match – HAKATA Cross Fire: Jushin Thunder Liger & CIMA beat Tiger Mask & Koji Kanemoto (13:03) when Liger used the CTB on Kanemoto.
7. Justice Revenge in FUKUOKA – Dog Collar Chain Death Match: Yuji Nagata beat Takashi Iizuka (20:07) by KO.
8. TenKoji Return – IWGP Tag Team Title #1 Contender Match: Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson beat Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima (18:44) when Anderson used the Gun Stun on Tenzan.
9. IWGP Heavyweight Title: Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) beat Hirooki Goto (29:39) with the High Fly Flow (3rd defense).