Saturday, July 12, 2014

Desperado is now the top tag team in W-1


FIGHTING ENTERTAINMENT WRESTLE-1 ShogekiIMPACT, 7/6/2014 [Sun] 16:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
4,800 Spectators

(1) Andy Wu & Daiki Inaba vs. NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA
Winner: Inaba (8:23) following a Diving Headbutt on MAZADA.

(2) WRESTLE-1 vs DESPERADO: Shuji Kondo, Yasufumi Nakanoue & Hiroki Murase vs, Ryoji Sai, KAZMA SAKAMOTO & Rene DupreeWinner: Sai (7:34) following the Nachi no Taki (Diving Foot Stomp) on Murase.

(3) British Light-Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Dean Allmark vs. [Challenger] Seiki YoshiokaWinner: Seiki (10:07) following a Swanton Bomb.
~ Seiki becomes the new British Light-Heavyweight Champion.

(4) EWP Intercontinental Championship [3 min. 12 rounds] Match: [Champion] Leon Van Gasteren vs. [Challenger] Hiroshi Yamato
Winner: Yamato (4R 1:40) following a Northern Light Bomb.
~ Yamato becomes the new EWP Intercontinental champion.

(5) Ryota Hama & Manabu Soya vs. Taiyo Kea & Yoshihiro Takayama
Winner: Kea (8:54) following the Naminori Otoshi (Cobra Clutch Slam) on Hama.

W-1 announced their next show for Ryogoku as it will be in honor of Keiji Mutoh’s 30th anniversary as a professional wrestler.

Keiji Mutoh 30th Anniversary Show HOLD OUT, 11/1/204 [Sat] 18:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
(6) WRESTLE-1 vs TNA: TAJIRI & Yusuke Kodama vs. Ethan Carter III & Rockstar Spud
Winner: TAJIRI (10:50) following the Buzzsaw Kick on Spud.
~ Kodama spoke on the mic for the first time in W-1 and stated that he is not here to make friends and he will be here to make his name known.

(7) TNA World Tag Championship Match: [Champions] “The American Wolves” Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards vs. [Challengers] “Junior Stars” Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto
Winner: Richards (15:45) following the Force of Nature on Minoru.
~ Wolves successfully defend their belts.~ Respect was shown between both teams.~ After they exited the ring the Wolves got into an argument with Kaz & Kondo who were sitting at the broadcast table.

(8) ZERO1 Sanctioned World Heavyweight Championship Match: [16th Champion] Kohei Sato (ZERO1) vs. [Challenger] Masakatsu Funaki
Winner: Funaki (12:11) with a Sleeper Hold.
~ Kohei falls on his 2nd title defense. Funaki becomes the 17th generation champion.
~ Funaki stated that he protected the WRESTLE-1 banner as he stated before, and that he will carry the banner wherever he goes as champion.
It will be interesting to see how Zero1’s upcoming Fire Festival will play out now that Funaki is champion. Definitely a shake-up, but one that should put more emphasis on seeing a challenger emerge.

(9) Hair vs Group Dissolution: KAI vs. Masayuki Kono
~ If KAI wins DESPERADO will be forced to separate, if Kono wins KAI loses his hair.
Winner: Kono (15:51) following the Giant Knee Drop.
~ DESPERADO celebrated Kono’s victory after the match, while KAI was stripped of his hair. 
~ Kono stated that after tonight there is no denying that DESPERADO is the top team in WRESTLE-1.
~ Kono ignored KAI and him having to shave his head, KAI out of frustration began shaving his own head. While his second Manabu Soya was there for support.
~ KAI then admitted that he is not the ace of WRESTLE-1 as he left the ring in shame.

(10) Special Single Match: Seiya Sanada vs. Great Muta
Winner: Muta (9:53) with a Moonsault Press.
~ Muta celebrated the win with another poison mist in the air to close out the show.
~ Following the loss, Sanada stated that he might leave WRESTLE-1 for good.