411's International News Report #14
Posted by Evan Zivin on 10.28.2001
Welcome to Issue #14 of 411's International News Report. Please give credit to Zach Arnold & myself (Brian Cole) for the following news bits. In return for Zach's up to date news in the world of Japan I told him I'd plug his site, so here goes. www.PuroresuPower.com features dozens of news bits itself as well as tons of links to all the International promotions out there. Definitely a site worth checking out if you're a fan of Puroresu (Japanese Wrestling). In this report, the announcement of the Tag Teams in the AJPW Real World Tag Tourney, Ogawa, Misawa, Mutoh & much more...
A few quick news and notes before tonight's Nippon Budokan show in Tokyo for All Japan...
Mitsuharu Misawa has booked Naoya Ogawa & Shin'ya Hashimoto as a tag-team unit for his 12/9 Ariake Colosseum show in Tokyo, a show that already has 7,000 tickets pre-sold for the 12,000-seat building. This disproves yet again that Misawa truly wants to eliminate Inoki's influence in wrestling. In other news, the sky is blue.
Naoya Ogawa is expected to cut a deal with K-1 matchmaker Kazuyoshi Ishii in which Ogawa will face a K-1 fighter at Inoki's 12/31 Saitama, Chiinama Super Arena show. Pretty much a worked fight.
Yoshihiro Takayama announced that his next fight will happen on December 23rd at Fukuoka Marine Messe (12,000 seats) for PRIDE.
The official teams for All Japan's 2001 Real World Tag League will be announcer later tonight at Nippon Budokan, but one team that appears to be set on the books is Keiji Mutoh & Taiyo Kea.
If you are interested in seeing what Masa Chono's German fashion designer wife, Martina, looks like -- here you go: http://www.www.daily.co.jp/ring/images/1026ri02.jpg
The rules for the Mirko Filipovic/Nobuhiko Takada fight on 11/3 in PRIDE will be similar to those in the Mirko Filipovic/Kazuyuki Fujita fight on 8/19 in Saitama with three 3-minute rounds, taking away any sort of ground game opportunity for Takada against Filipovic.
Big Japan ran their October 25th rally at Kitaibaragi City Gym, claiming 1,440 paid. Results:
1. Daikokubo Benkei defeated Shunme Matsuzaki in 8 minutes, 1 second with a flying body press.
2. Hiromi Yagi & Marcella defeated Yoshiko Tamura & Tanny Mouse on 13 minutes, 10 seconds when Yagi pinned Tamura.
3. Madman Pondo defeated Ryuji Ito in 7 minutes, 13 seconds with a pile-driver on a chair.
4. Men's Teioh, Daisuke Sekimoto, & Fantastik defeated Kamikaze, Hideki Hosaka, & Naoki Numazawa in 17 minutes, 40 seconds when Fantastik used a "Fantastica" finisher on Numazawa for the win.
5. John Zandig & Van Hammer defeated Wifebeater & Ruckus in 10 minutes, 25 seconds when Hammer used a neck-clutch hammer buster on Ruckus for the win.
6. Jun Kasai & Bad Boy Hidoh defeated Shadow WX & Abdullah Kobayashi in 13 minutes, 1 second when Hidoh used a chair attack on Kobayashi for the win.
New Japan ran their October 26th rally at Kumamoto City Gym, claiming 3,300 paid. Results:
1. Katsuyori Shibata defeated Dolgorsuren Serjudbee in 6 minutes, 37 seconds with a neck crank/can-opener submission.
2. Masayuki Naruse defeated Wataru Inoue in 8 minutes, 6 seconds with a cross-arm scissors hold.
3. Kendo Ka Shin & Jushin Liger defeated Akira Nogami & GOKU-DO (Pat Tanaka) in 11 minutes, 45 seconds when Ka Shin used a cross-arm scissors hold on GOKU-DO for the submission.
4. Giant Singh defeated Chris Candido in 3 minutes, 54 seconds with a Giant Bomb.
5. Tatsumi Fujinami & Osamu Nishimura defeated Kenzo Suzuki & Hiroshi Tanahashi in 9 minutes, 20 seconds when Nishimura used a spinning toe-hold on Tanahashi for the submission.
6. Giant Silva defeated Yutaka Yoshie in 4 minutes, 29 seconds with a second-rope splash.
7. Kensuke Sasaki & Danny Devine defeated Scott Norton & Super J in 9 minutes, 33 seconds when Sasaki used a cross-arm scissors hold on J for the submission.
8. Riki Choshu, Yuji Nagata, & Manabu Nakanishi defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, & Hiro Saito in 11 minutes, 54 seconds when Nakanishi used a Torture Rack on Tenzan for the submission.
9. In the IWGP Jr. Tag Titles Match, Jadoh & Gedoh defeated Minoru Tanaka & El Samurai in 20 minutes, 41 seconds when Jadoh used a cross-face submission hold on Tanaka for the win.
Arsion ran their October 26th rally in Hyogo at Takasago City Gym, claiming 400 paid. Results:
1. Rie Tamada defeated Yuu Yamagata in 5 minutes, 1 second with a missile kick.
2. Rie Tamada defeated PIKA in 8 minutes, 22 seconds with a frankensteiner.
3. Bionic J & Michiko Ohmukai defeated Miho Watabe & Ayako Hamada in 11 minutes, 5 seconds when J used a "Snow Bomb" on Watabe for the win.
4. In the Sky-High League, Fabi Apache defeated Ai Fujita in 7 minutes, 19 seconds with a "La Fabi" finisher.
5. noki-A & Lioness Asuka defeated Reina Takase & GAMI in 14 minutes, 43 seconds when noki-A (Akino) used a backbreaker on Takase for the win.
New Japan ran their October 27th rally in Nagasaki at Sasebo Cultural Building, claiming 1,800 paid. Results:
1. Hiro Saito defeated Dolgorsuren Serjudbee in 7 minutes, 40 seconds with a diving senton.
2. Minoru Tanaka & Kendo Ka Shin defeated Wataru Inoue & Katsuyori Shibata in 8 minutes, 43 seconds when Tanaka used a cross-arm scissors hold on Inoue for the submission.
3. Masayuki Naruse & Jushin Liger defeated GOKU-DO & Jadoh in 12 minutes, 5 seconds when Naruse used a cross-arm scissors hold on GOKU-DO for the submission.
4. Giant Silva & Giant Singh defeated Katsushi Takemura, Chris Candido, & El Samurai in 4 minutes, 12 seconds when Silva used a second-rope splash on Takemura for the win.
5. Danny Devin & Kensuke Sasaki defeated Kenzo Suzuki & Yutaka Yoshie in 12 minutes, 28 seconds when Devine used a double-arm screw suplex on Suzuki for the win.
6. Super J & Scott Norton defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi & Manabu Nakanishi in 11 minutes, 20 seconds when J used a choke-slam on Tanahashi for the win.
7. Osamu Nishimura, Yuji Nagata, & Tatsumi Fujinami defeated Akira Nogami, Satoshi Kojima, & Hiroyoshi Tenzan in 16 minutes, 39 seconds when Nishimura used a Japanese Leg-Roll Clutch on Nogami for the win.
All Japan Pro Wrestling ran their October 27th rally at Nippon Budokan, claiming a worked 15,800 paid. Results:
1. Giant Kimala defeated Kim Duk in 8 minutes, 58 seconds with a diving body press.
2. George Hines, Johnny Smith, & Kazushi Miyamoto defeated Masato Tanaka, Ryuji Hijikata, & Nobukazu Hirai in 11 minutes, 53 seconds when Hines used a Michinoku Driver II on Hirai for the win.
3. Steve Williams, Mike Barton, Mike Rotunda, & Jim Steele defeated Mitsuya Nagai, Nobutaka Araya, Shigeo Okumura, & Yuto Aijima in 13 minutes, 51 seconds when Barton pinned Aijima after Doc hit a front suplex, Steele hit a top-rope splash, and Rotunda hit a flying elbow.
4. In the AJ vs. WAR 5-on-5, Gen'ichiro Tenryu (WAR = 1) defeated Taiyo Kea (AJ = 0) in 11 minutes, 35 seconds when Tenryu sprayed red mist in Kea's eyes and hit a Northern Lights Bomb for the 3-count.
5. Hakushi (AJ = 1) defeated Kouki Kitahara (WAR = 1) in 10 minutes, 42 seconds with a Falcon Arrow.
6. Yoji Anjoh (WAR = 2) defeated Abdullah the Butcher (AJ = 1) in 7 minutes, 27 seconds when Masato Tanaka ran-in and attacked Butcher with a weapon, allowing Anjoh to get the 3-count. After the match, the referee got attacked by Butcher and was the victim of an elbow drop).
7. Arashi (WAR = 3) defeated Masa Fuchi (AJ = 1) in 15 minutes, 55 seconds with a frog splash.
8. Toshiaki Kawada (AJ = 2) defeated Kodo Fuyuki (WAR = 3) in 18 minutes, 5 seconds with a back-drop and then an enzui-giri for the 3 count.
9. In the Triple Crown Title Match, Keiji Mutoh (Champion) defeated Masa Chono (Challenger) in 22 minutes, 52 seconds with a frankensteiner. Mutoh suffered some neck damage during the match.
During intermission at the show, the 7 teams for All Japan's 2001 Real World Tag League were announced. The teams are:
- Keiji Mutoh & Taiyo Kea (tag champions)
- Toshiaki Kawada & Masa Fuchi
- Gen'ichiro Tenryu & Kodo Fuyuki
- Johnny Smith & Yoji Anjoh
- Steve Williams & Mike Rotunda
- George Hines & Vampiro
- Ron & Don Harris (Creative Control)