Pro-Wrestling ZERO1 “17th Annual Midsummer Fire Festival 2017”, 7/30/2017 [Sun] 18:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Chris Orndorff vs. Hartley Jackson
♦Winner: Hartley (8:51) following a Death Valley Bomb.
(2) Yoshikazu Yokoyama vs. LEONA
♦Winner: LEONA (5:43) with a Backslide.
~ LEONA hinted at the possibility of trying to compete in NOAH ring, as the next step in his career.
(3) Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. Hideki Suzuki & Keisuke Okuda (both FREE)
♦Winner: Otani (14:59) following a Release Dragon Suplex on Okuda.
~ Takaiwa put over Okuda as someone that he has been keeping an eye on as he offered the chance to team. Okuda stated that NEW might be done, but that does not mean he has to stop as well. As he accepted the veterans offer.
(4) NWA International Light Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Ikuto Hidaka & Takuya Sugawara vs. [Challengers] Kotato Suzuki (FREE) & Sean Guinness
♦Winner: Hidaka (13:49) following the Takatsugawa on Kotaro.
~ Hidaka attemped to make the challenge against Kotaro for the Junior belt, but SUGI made a shocking appearance as he made the challenge after taking out Hidaka. Kotaro accepted the challenge from SUGI.
~ Hidaka questioned SUGI’s appearance and direct challenge without first earning it. Though the two have a past history as SUGI competed as EL Blazer in ZERO1-MAX in the past.
~ While the champions were on the way out, Tatsuhito Takaiwa and Keisuke Okuda made the challenge for the Light Tag belts.
(5) Special 6 Man Tag: Kohei Sato, Shogun Okamoto (FREE) & Daiki Inaba (W-1) vs. Kenoh (NOAH), Super Tiger (RJPW) & James Raideen
♦Winner: Okamoto (15:42) following a Backdrop on Raideen.
(6) Fire Festival 2017 Final Match: (#1) Masato Tanaka vs. (#2) Yusaku Obata
♦Winner: Tanaka (30:10) following a Sliding D.
~ The World Heavyweight Champion wins the Fire Festival 2017.
~ Kenoh came forward as he made a challenge for Tanaka’s World Heavyweight belt.
~ The World Heavyweight, Junior Double Crown, and Light Tag defenses will take place on August 31.
ZERO1, 8/31/2017 [Thu] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() NWA International Light Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Ikuto Hidaka & Takuya Sugawara vs. [Challengers] Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Keisuke Okuda
() NWA World Junior & International Jr. Double Crown Match: [119th & 19th Champion] Kotaro Suzuki vs. [Challenger] SUGI
~ 3rd title defense.
() World Heavyweight Championship Match: [21st Champion] Masato Tanaka vs. [Challenger] Kenoh
~ 3rd title defense.