DDT & UNION Events for October 2011

——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— DDT “NATIONAL CITY EVENT”, 10/1/2011 (Sat) @ Asakusa ROX Super Multi-Court (1) The Lightning Monster & Hiroshi Fukuda vs. Asakusa Kid & Shigehiro Irie (2) KUDO & Keisuke Ishii vs. HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— DDT “NON-FIX 10.5”, 10/5/2011 (Wed) 13:00 @ Shin-Kiba 1st RING (1) Michael Nakazawa vs. … Continue reading

DDT48 Election Results for Sept. 29th, 2011

DDT Pro Wrestling “DDT48 ELECTION RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT SHOW”, 9/29/2011 (Thu) 19:30 @ Shinjuku FACE 555 Spectators (overcrowded) (1) Tag Dark Match: Akito & Keisuke Ishii vs. Takao Soma & Kazuki Hirata Winner: Ishii (7:11) following a Neil Kick to Hirata. (2) 8 Man Dark Tag Match: HARASHIMA, Masa Takanashi, Toru … Continue reading

Katsuhiko Nakajima Recovering from Emergency Surgery [Sept. 29. 2011]

It has been announced through Kensuke Office that Katsuhiko Nakajima ha suffered from acute appendicitis (inflammation of the inner lining of the vermiform appendix), and he has been since been through an emergency operation. The operation has been noted to have been a success and Nakajima is now recovering. Nakjima … Continue reading

All Japan News for Sept. 27th, 2011

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Masayuki Kono will be returning to the ring come Oct. 10th. Kono has been out of action for months following the dissolution of the Voodoo Murders and him then opting take time out of the ring to have surgery performed on his right elbow. It has been almost 4 … Continue reading

AJP [Jr League Finals], NJPW, DDT & Osaka Results for Sept. 25th, 2011

AJP “2011 FLASHING TOUR ~ FujiQ Presents 2011 Junior Heavyweight League ~FINAL”, 9/25/2011 (Sun) 16:00 @ Ishikawa Prefectural Industrial Exhibition Hall 1,226 Spectators (1) Junior Heavyweight League ~ B BLOCK Match: Shuji Kondo vs. Hikaru Sato Winner: Kondo (9:30) following the King Kond Lariat. (2) Junior Heavyweight League ~ A … Continue reading

ZERO-1, Tenkaichi Finals, September 17th, 2011, Live Perspective

by Philip Overby Returning to Korakuen Hall in Tokyo after my last New Japan visit in 2009 made me feel like coming home.  For some reason, Korakuen’s intimate environment lends itself to the best wrestling shows.  The crowds are lively, the wrestlers interactive to a greater degree, and the brawls … Continue reading

NJPW Cards for October 2011 + G1 TAG LEAGUE 2011

NJPW “Hiroyoshi Tenzan 20th Anniversary Pro Wrestler Show”, 10/3/2011 (Mon) 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall [Samurai!TV] (1) Kyosuke Mikami, Hiromu Takahashi & Takaaki Watanabe vs. Rocky Romero [Free], Jado & Gedo (2) Taichi vs. Hideo Saito (3) Tomoaki Honma, Tama Tonga & King Fale vs. Takashi Iizuka, Yujiro Takahashi & Tomohiro … Continue reading