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Masakatsu Funaki returns to his original home at last! New Japan announced five matches for “NJPW 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR ~ WRESTLE KINGDOM VI IN TOKYO DOME”, Japanese professional wrestling’s annual super-show at the Tokyo Dome in January. Funaki, who many New Japan fans have long waited to see in the company where he was trained, teams up with Masayuki Kono against Yuji Nagata & Wataru Inoue in a special tag match. New Japan and NOAH go to war as old rivals Hirooki Goto and Takashi Sugiura lock horns, while CHAOS’ Shinsuke Nakamura & Toru Yano do battle with the duo of GHC Heavyweight Champion, Go Shiozaki, and Naomichi Marufuji. TenKoji’s revival grants them a shot at the most dominant IWGP Tag Team Champions in history, Bad Intentions, meaning whether they win or lose, Bernard & Anderson’s reign will have gone from 2010, all the way 2011, and into 2012. And of course, as we all knew, Hiroshi Tanahashi attempts to become the most successful IWGP Heavyweight Champion to ever live as he makes his V11 defense of the prestigious belt against Minoru Suzuki in the main event. More matches are yet to be added but these five promise lots of excitement.

Promotion: New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW)

Event: NJPW 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR ~ WRESTLE KINGDOM VI IN TOKYO DOME (WPW/PPV)

Date: January 4th, 2012

Place: Tokyo, Japan

Arena: Tokyo Dome

1. BLUE JUSTICE NEVER DIE: Yuji Nagata & Wataru Inoue vs. Masakatsu Funaki & Masayuki Kono

2. NJPW vs. NOAH BATTLE CONCENTRATION: Hirooki Goto vs. Takashi Sugiura

3. NJPW vs. NOAH BATTLE CONCENTRATION: Shinsuke Nakamura & Toru Yano vs. Go Shiozaki & Naomichi Marufuji

4. IWGP Tag Team Title: Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson © vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima

5. IWGP Heavyweight Title: Hiroshi Tanahashi © vs. Minoru Suzuki

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All eleven matches have been determined for “WRESTLE KINGDON VI” at the Tokyo Dome in January and it’s a big one! In addition to what was previously known, some very enticing bouts were announced today, most notably the battle of the master Keiji Muto against a man who has been showing that similar natural genius that Muto is renowned for, Tetsuya Naito. Togi Makabe and Yoshihiro Takayama go to war in a grudge match that has been building some time, while MVP unleashes his hidden weapon, Shelton Benjamin, to take on CHAOS duo Masato Tanaka & Yujiro Takahashi.

Two of New Japan’s bright young stars return after long excursions overseas with Kazuchika Okada facing YOSHI-HASHI, who was of course Nobuo Yoshihashi when he departed New Japan some one and a half years ago to gain experience. Okada made a brief return one year ago to the day of this show and made a good impression in the tag match but is back for good this time. Juniors begin the show with a special New Japan and CMLL eight man tag following the IWGP Jr. Tag Team Title show opener where Apollo 55 attempt to regain the belts from Davey Richards & Rocky Romero.

NJPW “NJPW 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR ~ WRESTLE KINGDOM VI IN TOKYO DOME”, 1/4/12 (WPW/PPV)

Tokyo Dome

1. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Title: Davey Richards & Rocky Romero © vs. Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi

2. AERIAL KINGDOM feat. CMLL SUPER ESTRELLAS: Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask, KUSHIDA & Mascara Dorada vs. Atlantis, Valiente, TAKA Michinoku & Taichi

3. NEW JAPAN RESPIRATION – Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI Return Match: Kazuchika Okada vs. YOSHI-HASHI (Nobuo Yoshihashi)

4. BLUE JUSTICE NEVER DIE: Yuji Nagata & Wataru Inoue vs. Masakatsu Funaki & Masayuki Kono

5. TOKYO MONSTER WAR: MVP & Shelton Benjamin vs. Masato Tanaka & Yujiro Takahashi

6. IWGP Tag Team Title: Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson © vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima

7. NJPW vs. NOAH BATTLE CONCENTRATION I: Hirooki Goto vs. Takashi Sugiura

8. FIGHTING WITHOUT HONOR OR HUMANITY: Togi Makabe vs. Yoshihiro Takayama

9. NJPW vs. NOAH BATTLE CONCENTRATION II: Shinsuke Nakamura & Toru Yano vs. Go Shiozaki & Naomichi Marufuji

10. GENIUS FACES GENIUS: Tetsuya Naito vs. Keiji Muto

11. IWGP Heavyweight Title: Hiroshi Tanahashi © vs. Minoru Suzuki

Jeremy Borash от TNA ще бъде един от ring announcer-ите.

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Нещо тая година не ме впечатлява толкова карда. Надявах се на по-сериозна имена, познати от ТНА, ROH, CMLL и AAA, ама явно нещо не са успели да съберат тая година, а има опции... :(

 

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Atlantis, Mascara Dorada & Valiente са си доста стабилни имена (lucha libre легенда + двама от топ high-flyer-ите в света). Shelton Benjamin & Davey Richards са двама от шампионите в ROH. Това хич не е малко, но да като цяло бледнее пред предишните няколко години, когато имаше по-големи имена от TNA. E, и сега пак има голямо име от TNA де – Jeremy Borash. :D

Обаче, за сметка на това в card-a има доста готини мачове с японски имена. Ако Naito vs. Muto не ти е подмокрило гащите от кеф значи не си фен на съвременния японски кеч. :) Няма да е класика, но е адски cool dream сблъсък. Bad Intentions vs. TenKoji също e голям сблъсък между два от най-доминантните отбори в историята на Япония. Tanahashi vs. Suzuki e класически NJPW babyface vs. heel outsider main event, който макар и да не е от най-големите сблъсъци, определено е интересен, най-малкото поради факта, че ако Tanahashi победи ще стане IWGP шампионът с най-много защити в историята на титлата. Makabe vs. Takayama - две корави копелата едно срещу друго. Goto vs. Sugiura – мач между двама много добри кечисти от две различни федерации. Masakatsu Funaki отново в New Japan за първи път от над 20 години насам е нещо, което се очаква от доста време и Nagata vs. Funaki конфронтация звучи доста яко. Отделно имаш стабилен NJPW vs. NOAH отборен мач, отборен мач с lucha libre привкус, spotfest opener, New Japan дебюта на Shelton Benjamin и завръщанията на Okada (от TNA) и YOSHI-HASHI (от CMLL). Общо взето шоуто звучи екстра и за 9-та поредна година очаквам ежегодния Tokyo Dome спектакъл с голям интерес. Единственото, което му липсва е Hideo Saito. :( Tama Tonga, Strongman & Lance Archer също не бих отказал да участват, например, вместо да трябва да гледам Davey Richards, Rocky Romero & MVP, но както и да е. Така или иначе съм доволен от card-a. Винаги може и по-добре, но и така нямам (големи) оплаквания.

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YOSHI-HASHI and Okada speak out; YOSHI-HASHI to join CHAOS

The returning Nobuo Yoshihashi, now known as YOSHI-HASHI, let his plans and affiliation be known in an interview yesterday. Predicted by some to help bolster the junior division, YOSHI-HASHI will instead enter the heavyweight division. The other important thing he announced is that he will be entering CHAOS as a heel, after falling in love with the rudo/heel ways during his year and a half stay in CMLL.

Also making his return to NJPW, after a two year stay in TNA, will be Kazuchika Okada. Unlike YOSHI-HASHI, Okada will not be joining CHAOS but was coy on his affiliation, saying he was a loner in the USA and for now will be a loner back home in New Japan. One interesting thing that he did say is that having seen the world, he will not stand in the “confines of Japan” like Tanahashi, but will be a bigger star with global appeal.

An already young New Japan roster will get even more firepower with the return of these two promising young men who collide on January 4th at the Tokyo Dome.

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NJPW “NJPW 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR ~ WRESTLE KINGDOM VI IN TOKYO DOME”, 1/4/12 (WPW/PPV)

Tokyo Dome

43,000 Fans

0. Captain New Japan & Tama Tonga beat Tomoaki Honma & Kyosuke Mikami (8:47) when Tonga used the Headshrinker on Mikami.

1. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Title: Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi beat Davey Richards & Rocky Romero © (12:44) when Taguchi used a front cradle on Richards to become the 30th champions.

2. AERIAL KINGDOM feat. CMLL SUPER ESTRELLAS: Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask, KUSHIDA & Mascara Dorada beat Atlantis, Valiente, TAKA Michinoku & Taichi (10:18) when Liger used a brainbuster on Valiente.

3. NEW JAPAN RESPIRATION – Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI Return Match: Kazuchika Okada beat YOSHI-HASHI (Nobuo Yoshihashi) (4:37) with the Rainmaker.

4. BLUE JUSTICE NEVER DIE: Masakatsu Funaki & Masayuki Kono beat Yuji Nagata & Wataru Inoue (6:34) when Funaki used a left kick on Inoue.

5. TOKYO MONSTER WAR: MVP & Shelton Benjamin beat Masato Tanaka & Yujiro Takahashi (9:41) when MVP used the Irreversible Crisis on Takahashi.

6. IWGP Tag Team Title: Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima beat Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson © (12:40) when Tenzan used a moonsault press on Bernard to become the 58th champions.

7. NJPW vs. NOAH BATTLE CONCENTRATION I: Hirooki Goto beat Takashi Sugiura (12:35) with the Shouten Kai.

8. FIGHTING WITHOUT HONOR OR HUMANITY: Togi Makabe beat Yoshihiro Takayama (9:15) with a King Kong kneedrop.

9. NJPW vs. NOAH BATTLE CONCENTRATION II: Go Shiozaki & Naomichi Marufuji beat Shinsuke Nakamura & Toru Yano (15:10) when Shiozaki used the Go Flasher on Yano.

10. GENIUS FACES GENIUS: Keiji Muto beat Tetsuya Naito (22:35) with a moonsault press.

11. IWGP Heavyweight Title: Hiroshi Tanahashi © beat Minoru Suzuki (25:59) with the High Fly Flow (11th defense).

New Japan’s biggest announced Tokyo Dome attendance since 2006 (also 43,000) witnessed a spectacular show as the leader of the Japanese professional wrestling industry began its 40th anniversary year in style with the biggest event of the Japanese calendar.

Hiroshi Tanahashi, the iconic figure of the modern era in Japan, smashed Yuji Nagata’s IWGP Heavyweight Title defense record and became the most successful IWGP Heavyweight Champion of all time with the joint-most reigns and of course this defense record. Minoru Suzuki presented a difficult challenge in a 26 minute main event that could have gone either way before Tana landed his High Fly Flow to ensure a year to the day after winning back the belt, he begins 2012 with a firm grip on it. Tanahashi now has 11 successful defenses but there are still wrestlers lining up to face him. And one of them, Kazuchika Okada, stormed into the ring after the match and challenged Tanahashi to a title shot next (more below on Okada).

Professional wrestling’s ultimate genius Keiji Muto returned home to New Japan to take on one of the emerging young stars of the company Tetsuya Naito. Naito has won comparisons to Muto with his excellent athletic ability and charisma and for a wrestler such as this (and Tanahashi in the past) facing the Wrestling Master has become something of a tradition. Naito starred in this Tokyo Dome main event opposite Muto (who entered to his memorable old New Japan theme TRIUMPH) in a 22 1/2 minute battle that saw him ultimately succumb to a moonsault press but only after a great battle and as any long-term New Japan fan knows a competitive loss to Muto (or the late, great Hashimoto) is as good as a win for a young wrestler. Naito refused to shake hands with Muto after the match but 2012 promises to be a big year for him.

New Japan and NOAH locked horns once more on January 4th with two matches, including a tag match that saw a big confrontation between Nakamura (teaming with Yano) and Shiozaki (teaming with Marufuji). These two have history and with Shiozaki now the GHC Heavyweight Champion many eyes were on this bout. In the end Shiozaki pinned Yano but there were sparks between Nakamura and Marufuji after the match but Nakamura dismissed him backstage saying he hoped Marufuji enjoyed fighting him today as he won’t entertain the thought of fighting this mere junior again in singles or tag matches.

Togi Makabe took on his former tag partner and now bitter rival Yoshihiro Takayama in a fierce match to settle their grudge. The two wasted very little time, getting straight to the heavy strikes and slams. Makabe won a complete victory over the once dominant force of Japanese pro wrestling to show just how far he has come in recent years, pinning Takayama following a King Kong kneedrop.

The other New Japan vs. NOAH match saw another old rivalry renewed as the most successful GHC Heavyweight Champion in NOAH history Takashi Sugiura went to war with New Japan’s Hirooki Goto (who made a Kabuki style entrance in costume). Goto had another up-and-down 2011, still lacking the consistency needed to stay at the very top so this was very important as in the past he couldn’t beat Sugiura so had to change that at the Tokyo Dome in order to progress. And that he did, overcoming the powerful Sugiura with his Shouten Kai for the huge win and possibly just what he needs to make 2012 a great year. No doubt his ultimate target is the elusive IWGP Heavyweight Title but Goto suggested backstage that his main priority now are CHAOS’ Masato Tanaka and Yujiro Takahashi, and specifically Tanaka’s IWGP Intercontinental Title as of course Tanaka recently beat Goto in a defense.

The most successful IWGP Tag Team Title holders of all time finally relinquished their grip on the belts today but it took a very special tag team to end a reign that began in 2010 and ended in 2012 for Bad Intentions. New Japan’s beloved TenKoji – Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima – back together, began their latest adventure with an emotional win over Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson. It took a lot to keep Bernard down but a moonsault from Tenzan finally did and TenKoji began their third reign as champions and first since their memorable run in 2000/2001. The two gave a great microphone performance after the match and in 2012 one of the most popular tag teams in Japanese history are back! Of course Bad Intentions still hold NOAH’s GHC Tag Team Title but have a difficult defense coming up against Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito – history has shown double champions often lose both titles in quick succession, can they avoid that?

MVP attempted to reverse the bad fortune put on him by CHAOS by bringing Shelton Benjamin to New Japan today as the two battled Masato Tanaka & Yujiro Takahashi. Tanaka has had MVP’s number lately, often thanks to outside interference, and after winning the IWGP Intercontinental Title from the former WWE superstar in October, again beat him in a defense last month. But with the help of Shelton today, MVP got one back on Tanaka and made Yujiro tap out to the Irreversible Crisis.

Masakatsu Funaki made a long overdue return to the place it all started for this fighting icon, New Japan, teaming with former NEW JAPAN FACTORY (New Japan’s MMA branch) member Masayuki Kono against Yuji Nagata & Wataru Inoue. Fans enjoyed seeing Nagata vs. Funaki but after Funaki downed Wataru in 6 1/2 minutes, there was a definite feeling that a great rivalry between Nagata and Funaki had begun with the hope that they will meet again.

Two of New Japan’s brightest young stars returned at once as Kazuchika Okada’s long stay in the USA and Nobuo Yoshihashi aka YOSHI-HASHI’s long stay in Mexico came to an end. Both made impressive entrances with elaborate new looks and YOSHI-HASHI made a sneak attack on Okada before the bell to try and seize the chance to beat the much larger man. But after some back and forth Okada won a complete victory over CHAOS’ newest member with his Rainmaker finisher, looking strong and dominant, which led to his challenge issued to Tanahashi later in the show.

Jushin Thunder Liger made a triumphant return home to New Japan after a very long stay in Mexico’s CMLL and brought with him a colorful cast of CMLL stars in preparation for the upcoming “NJPW PRESENTS CMLL FANTASTICA MANIA 2012″ double header at Korakuen Hall. Liger led Tiger Mask, KUSHIDA & Mascara Dorada to victory over Atlantis, Valiente, TAKA Michinoku & Taichi in this entertaining match, the living legend dropping Valiente with a brainbuster for the win.

The main show kicked off with an IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Title match as Davey Richards & Rocky Romero made their V2 defense of the belts against previous champions Devitt & Taguchi (in crazy costume, see the top left picture in the collage above!). A lively opener ended when Taguchi cradled Richards, meaning the belts are once again in the hands of Apollo 55 who now begin their fourth reign having largely dominated this title since 2009 now. Devitt, the ultimate ace of New Japan’s junior division, is again a double champion as he also holds the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title. The only problem for New Japan is finding challengers for Devitt & Taguchi as they have beaten just about everyone in their last few reigns.

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Какви са тия в скафандрите, бе :rofl:

Просто специален костюм за специален случай, както Triple "Конан Варварина" H на WM, например. Все пак отборът се казва Apollo 55. :)

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Предималко изгледах турнира.Получи се страхотен турнир.Мачовете бяха на едно високо ниво.Изненада ме загубата на Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson не очаквах да загубят IWGP Tag Team Title (след 564 дни,като шампиони,което си е рекорд ,защото в досегашната история на IWGP Tang Team Championship никой отбор не е дъжал титлите толкова дълго време) от един ново сформиран отбор,като Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima.Не ме разбирайте погрешно не симпатизирам на Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson просто съм на мнение,че трябваше да загубят титлите от някой утвърден отбор,а не от един ново сформиран отбор.

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[size="4"]Ric Flair - "If you want to be the man, you got to beat the man!"[/size]

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^ Без да го осъзнаваш ти току-що нарече един от най-популярните, най-успешни и най-добри отбори в историята на японския кеч "новосформиран отбор". :happy:

Явно не си запознат с нещата, така че ето ти едно добро начало, откъдето да започнеш: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten-Koji

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На Tenzan съм му фен (заради finisher-a :P , не знам дали още го използва), радвам се, че са спечелили титлите. Лошо направих като си spoil-нах с резултатите онзи ден...

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^ Без да го осъзнаваш ти току-що нарече един от най-популярните, най-успешни и най-добри отбори в историята на японския кеч "новосформиран отбор". :happy:

Явно не си запознат с нещата, така че ето ти едно добро начало, откъдето да започнеш: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten-Koji

Извинявам се моя грешка,наистина не знаех че са били отбор.Още веднъж се извинявам за грешката си.
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[size="4"]Ric Flair - "If you want to be the man, you got to beat the man!"[/size]

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Изгледах Okada vs. YOSHI-HASHI, тъй като много ми беше любопитно дали ще има втори Hideo Saito (демек безобразно average puro wrestler да се завърне като нещо, което искаш да гледаш още от първата минута откакто го видиш). Не съм особено впечатлен от YOSHI-HASHI. Има нов вид, яко е, прилича ми на пиратите от филма Project A, но май само това се е променило. И това, че вече е heel. Опитва се да си вкара някакъв характер на непукист, но след като съм виждал Minoru такива опити ми стават смешни. Като стил... е, поне вече не реди basic хватките, дето ще видиш от абсолютно всеки новобранец (back body drop, missle dropkick, German suplex) и си е изградил някакъв нов репертоар. Може би не видях достатъчно от него, но каквото видях не ме кара да искам пак да го гледам. Okada пък изобщо не получи време да направи нищо. Новият вид обаче е огромен плюс, въпреки че на моменти ако не се заглеждам го обърквам с по-висок и мургав Jeff Jarrett. Интересно, че е избрал да ползва европейски ъперкъти – рядка гледка в Япония (дори май не се сещам за японци, които да го ползват). Изигра доста John Cena-style мач. YOSHI-HASHI го размята из ринга 5 минути и накрая Okada го отрязва с две fuck off маневри. Любопитно ми беше да видя какво е Rainmaker-a (тъй като освен финишър явно ще му бъде и като прякор). Ъъъъ... да, щях да се зарадвам повече, ако беше Kryptonite Krunch-а. Последното изглеждаше безкрайно неефектно и неефективно. Okada е твърде дребен (или поне така ми се струва), за да се възползва от lariat-type движения. Кой ще повярва, че точно това ще му донесе IWGP титлата след месец? Е, все трябва да видя и някой друг мач да видя как ще изглежда и занапред, но тук поне не впечатлява достатъчно, за да повярвам, че има шанс срещу Tanahashi, колкото и да властва на пресконференциите (умно, бтв, да остави Gedo да говори вместо него, докато просто зяпа нахално, все едно демонстрира, че няма нужда да хаби думи за ‘някакъв шампион’... също така, Gedo можеше да не го удря накрая, имам чувството, че Okada щеше да се срине от стола).

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