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NJPW: 5 май 2009 - 6 май 2009


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Part one of the Korakuen double header saw a packed house for one of two makeshift cards in the absence of Mexican sensation Mistico. The emphasis became New Japan vs. NOAH (+ DDT) with the addition of Tanahashi & Kanemoto vs. Morishima & Kota Ibushi which saw Kanemoto’s losing ways of late continue as he fell to Morishima. And in the semi final Takashi Sugiura, who has spearheaded NOAH’s attack in many ways, teamed with Atsushi Aoki to defeat Goto & Okada, the latter of whom was said to have really emerged from the undercard with a great performance (he also teams with Tenzan in NOAH tomorrow). New Japan will look to retaliate tomorrow when a party of four enters NOAH’s Tokyo Nippon Budokan big show. Leaving both matches there were hints of Tanahashi vs. Morishima and Goto vs. Sugiura soon but more decisive seemed to be the inclusion of both Ibushi and Aoki in the upcoming Best of the Super Jr. tournament. President Sugabayashi recently sent a call out for young, fresh talent from other promotions, wanting to make this year’s tournament more youth-centric and the call seems to have been answered. Ibushi is a wrestler many have wanted to see in New Japan for a while and if he impresses, might perhaps be offered something more regular ala Minoru Tanaka and Tiger Mask in the past.

NJPW ”DIVERGENCE”, 5/5/09 (Samurai! TV)

Tokyo Korakuen Hall

2,005 Fans - Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Jado beat Nobuo Yoshihashi (6:47) with the Crossface of JADO.

2. Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt beat Milano Collection AT & Taichi (11:04) when Taguchi pinned Milano.

3. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Jushin Thunder Liger & AKIRA beat Yuji Nagata, Super Strong Machine & Mitsuhide Hirasawa (10:13) when Tenzan used the Anaconda Vice on Hirasawa.

4. Manabu Nakanishi, Takao Omori & Tiger Mask beat Giant Bernard, Karl Anderson & Black Tiger (11:15) when Nakanishi used an Argentine backbreaker on Anderson.

5. Shinsuke Nakamura, Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii beat Togi Makabe, Wataru Inoue & Tomoaki Honma (11:29) when Nakamura used the Landslide on Honma.

6. Special Tag Match - NJPW vs. NOAH Battle Intentions: Takashi Sugiura & Atsushi Aoki beat Hirooki Goto & Kazuchika Okada (16:20) when Sugiura used an Olympic slam on Okada.

7. Special Tag Match - NJPW vs. NOAH & DDT Battle Intentions: Takeshi Morishima & Kota Ibushi beat Hiroshi Tanahashi & Koji Kanemoto (20:25) by referee stop (Morishima beat Kanemoto).


Ten years ago 32-year-old Manabu Nakanishi cut down Keiji Muto to win the 1999 G1 Climax and although he then failed to take the IWGP Heavyweight Title off Muto at the following Tokyo Dome show, Nakanishi was expected to lead the third generation of New Japan. Circumstances and political turmoil then intervened and Nakanishi never quite reached his expected heights, a tragic tale seeing him take down many big names until the ”big match” when he’d usually lose. So after Tanahashi defeated Goto in Fukuoka and suddenly announced his match with Nakanishi today would be his next defense of the title, most shrugged it off as a routine defense. After beating Muto, Nakamura, Angle, and Goto, underachiever Nakanishi seemed like a walk in the park for the young ace. A second overfull house at Korakuen was subsequently treated to one of the biggest shocks in recent history as Manabu Nakanishi, aged 41, pinned Tanahashi in a 22 minute blockbuster to finally live the dream and win the IWGP Heavyweight Title, a belt many thought he might retire without ever holding. Some fans were in tears as Korakuen was wrapped in huge ”Nakanishi” calls after his win and he asked them to support both himself and New Japan in the future.

Wataru Inoue and Tomohiro Ishii finally settled on a stipulation to settle their ongoing feud in a Falls Count Anywhere Match, fighting all over Korakuen Hall for close to 25 minutes. A bloody Wataru, in perhaps his biggest step since getting in last year’s G1 Climax, overcame the CHAOS bruiser, pinning Ishii after hitting the Oracion Flame. Hirooki Goto bounced right back from his failed IWGP challenge in Fukuoka, pinning Takao Omori in a special singles match today, Omori’s future in New Japan now a little cloudy after his tag partner Nakanishi won the singles belt. After ending the fourth generation of Black Tiger, Tiger Mask today decisively beat the fifth generation in his V3 defense of the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title, again using his deadly Destroy suplex hold. This new Black Tiger will continue to try and torment Tiger Mask though, the two having been placed in the same Best of the Super Jr. block.


Tokyo Korakuen Hall

2,005 Fans - Super No Vacancy Full House

0. Jushin Thunder Liger, Koji Kanemoto & AKIRA beat Mitsuhide Hirasawa, Kazuchika Okada & Nobuo Yoshihashi (4:53) when AKIRA used a Musasabi press on Yoshihashi.

1. Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt beat Milano Collection AT & Taichi (11:27) when Devitt used a brainbuster on Taichi.

2. Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma beat Karl Anderson & Jado (5:14) when Makabe used a top rope King Kong kneedrop on Jado.

3. Shinsuke Nakamura, Toru Yano & Giant Bernard beat Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Yuji Nagata & Super Strong Machine (9:32) when Nakamura used the Landslide on Tenzan.

4. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title: Tiger Mask © beat Black Tiger (10:12) with a Destroy suplex hold (3rd defense).

5. Special Singles Match - Rule of Dissidence: Hirooki Goto beat Takao Omori (11:33) with a modified armlock.

6. Falls Count Anywhere Match: Wataru Inoue beat Tomohiro Ishii (24:31) with the Oracion Flame.

7. IWGP Heavyweight Title: Manabu Nakanishi beat Hiroshi Tanahashi © (21:42) with a German suplex hold to become the 51st champion.

WOW! Адската изненада! Не съм сигурен дали сега беше точния момент Tanahashi да губи титлата и то точно от Nakanishi, но fuck it: Manabu Nakanishi най-после си получи заслужения Title win и то в една от топ кеч залите в света. :beer2:

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Абе като се замисля сега това не е лош ход ама,Tanahashi не трябваше да губи титлата.Трябваше да я държи по-дълго.Иначе че Nakanishi заслужава да е шампион спор няма.

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ЙЕСССССССССССССССССССССССССССССССССС!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

Сетиха се най-накрая. Честито да е му е на Наканиши.

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