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Results & news from Japan. TNA vs. WRESTLE-1!

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WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2013, 11/16, Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. 1,650 Spectators

(1) Masakatsu Funaki vs. Masayuki Kono
Winner: Kono (3:19) following a Knee Lift.

(2) El Hijo del Pantera, Andy Wu & Daiki Inaba vs. Hiroshi Yamato, NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA
Winner: Inaba (6:11) via DQl, Yamato assaulted the referee.

(3) Koji Kanemoto vs. Seiki Yoshioka
Winner: Kanemoto (6:25) with a Boston Crab.
(4) JWP Offer Match: Hanako Nakamori vs. Yukie Abe
Winner: Nakamori (6:07) following the Diving EnzuiKnee Attack.

(5) Minoru Tanaka vs. HUB [Free]
Winner: HUB (11:20) with a Backslide.

(6) Handicap Match: Ryota Hama vs. Shu Brahman & Kei Brahman [Free]
Winner: Hama (6:18) with the Raiden (Thunder) Drop on Shu.

(7) Rob Terry & Jay Bradley vs. Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo
Winner: Bradly (4:06) with an Avalanche Hold (Oklahoma Stampede) on Kondo.
~ The TNA team came in and quickly overpowered the W-1 home team. Terry & Bradley will be on the full tour that will take place up until December 1.

(8) Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW] vs. KAI
Winner: Sekimoto (12:10) with a German Suplex Hold.

(9) TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] AJ Styles vs. [Challenger] Seiya Sanada
Winner: Styles (18:24) with the Calf Killer.
~ Styles successful TNA title defense.
~ Styles stated that he will be coming back to Japan again.
~ KAZMA attacked Sanada after the match and stated that he wants a match against Sanada. He also made note that he is a former WWE guy (Sakamoto, might remember his as Tensai’s manager earlier this year) as Sanada seems eager to face guys who come/have experience from the west.

(10) Yasufumi Nakanaouno vs. Masayuki Kono
Winner: Kono (:37) via foul, DESPERADO came out and attacked Yasufumi.

(11) (Rematch) Satoshi Kojima [NJPW], Masakatsu Funaki, Seiya Sanada & Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs Masayuki Kono, Rene Dupree, Ryoji Sai [ZERO1] & KAZMA SAKAMOTO [Free].
~ An earthquake shook the arena at around 5 minutes into the match, but the match continued on as it subsided.
~ Kojima threw his elbow pad to Yasufumi who then put it on and smashed Rene with the elbow. This can be seen as a proper inheritance of the “豪腕 / Gowan (Strong Arm)” for Yasufumi.
~ Yasufumi wins a main event match for the first time in his career. He then thanked Kojima for helping him as he is also one of his idols in the ring (his in ring attire, since W-1, also resembles Kojima’s).
~ He then thanked the fans who came out today and the support they have shown him throughout the years.

* WRESTLE-1 announced that they will hold their first ever event at the Ryogoku Kokugikan on March 2, 2014!

* Pro Wrestling NOAH released a video from ROH’s Davey Richards ( in that he will be coming to compete on their upcoming Ariake Colosseum show on December 7. This will mark the first time Richards has competed in NOAH in roughly 4 and a half years.
During the video Richard stated that he is coming for Taiji Ishimori and his GHC Jr. Heavyweight belt. NOAH has not announced the match to be official as of yet, but Ishimori will be defending the belt on the show and has yet to have a formal challenger announced. Of course Richards name has mentioned in regards to going to the WWE and just recently TNA.

* It's been hinted that Katsuyori Shibata will also be working NOAH's Ariake Colosseum show against Maybach Taniguchi. Also duringuring a fan event Shibata mentioned that he wants to fight against Hirooki Goto at New japan's WRESTLE KINGDOM 8 Tokyo Dome show on January 8th. But if Goto will not recover his injury, Shibata and long time tag team partner and GHC heavy weight champion KENTA would team up and participate in the event. That would be KENTA's first appearance in NJPW.

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