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Обяснявам ситуацията. Първо, надявам се всички знаете, че в момента кеча в Япония е в криза откъм популярност, но аз да си го отбележа за протокола. Второ, Tokyo Dome е 60 000 зала и е най-престижната такава в Япония като в момента там се провеждат главно ММА шоута. През съответно 2004 & 2005 NOAH направиха две много успешни шоута в залата, а New Japan по принцип от години насам си правеха по 3 шоута на година там. Нещата обаче леко се промениха през 2006. NOAH ги изби на страх, че не могат да продадат залата и не направиха шоу в the Tokyo Dome. NOAH сами се прецакаха, но и бяха прецакани от други, така че изгубиха доста евентуални кечисти, които можеха да им помогнат много за шоу в the Dome (Bob Sapp, Akebono, Toshiaki Kawada, Katsuyori Shibata), което още повече предполагам ги е разубедило да правят такова шоу. Meждувременно New Japan draw-ваха посредствени публики в залата и затова след ежегодното шоу на 4 януари тази година компанията взе решението, че вече няма да провежда по три шоута в залата и изобщо спират да правят шоута там. Край с кеча в the Tokyo Dome, което говори страшно красноречиво за кризата в Япония. И опа, онзи ден изневиделица New Japan обявиха, че в крайна сметка ще спазят традицията и ще си проведат ежегодното шоу на 4 януари 2007. Wrestling is back at the Dome! Причините за това решение са най-различни и няма да ги преразказвам, но едно е ясно - шоуто вероятно няма да има много висока посещаемост, даже е възможно да е провал. И все пак това, че кеча се завръща в тази легендарна зала само може да ме радва. Полу-празна зала или не, друго си е кеч шоу в the Tokyo Dome. Сега само се надявам New Japan да са запланували нещо интересно с повечко star power, че миналата година липсваше star power. Поне в момента New Japan са в добри отношения с All Japan, Dragon Gate, Zero-One Max, Apache, K-1 & Pride/Hustle, така че може да стане нещо интересно. Muto, Kojima, Kawada, Ogawa, Tajiri, Tenruy, Sapp, Akebono, Suzuki, Takayama, Sasaki, Kenzo, Shibata, че даже и Angle. Всичките тези възможности ми се виждат осъществими в една или друга степен. Абе каквото и да е, дано само спектакъла да е на макс в the Tokyo Dome!

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И аз съм напълно на това мнение -и наполовина да се напълни залата по добре 30000 отколкото 10 000 макар и да е на макс в малка зала.

През 1997 WWF направиха Raw в над 60 000-ния SkyDome в Торонто и събраха 28 500 -залата не се напълни и наполовина-но пак стана страшно шоу и не си личеше да е празна(е може би и заради темпераментната канадска публика) ,същата година Wrestlemania 13 беше в Rosemont Horizon(сега ALLSTATE Arena-там се проведе тазгодишната Мания) и макар и да събраха над 18 000 залата си е малка и грозна и ми беше терсене.

Макар че на този етап интереса ми към пурото е нулев им пожелавам успех.

п.с Колко е максималната посещаемост в Токио Доум -ти май ми беше казвал ама ми е любопитно кеч шоу или ММА има по-голяма посещаемост(говоря за максимум зрители не за средна посещаемост)..

 

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Не знам точно колко е максималната, но най-вероятно е някъде около 60, като при повече изобретателност може да се сместят и още малко хора вътре понякога. По принцип това шоу се води рекордното до ден днешен, но цифрата е леко раздута и със сигурност е под 70 000.

NJPW "ANTONIO INOKI RETIREMENT SHOW", 4/4/98 (WPW)

Tokyo Dome

70,000 Fans - Super No Vacancy Full House

1. Inoki Final Tournament - Semi Final: Naoya Ogawa beat Brian Johnston (3:30) with a cross armbreaker.

2. Inoki Final Tournament - Semi Final: Don Frye beat Igor Meindert (3:57) by KO.

3. Manabu Nakanishi & Satoshi Kojima beat Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Hiro Saito (12:04) when Nakanishi used a hijack backbreaker on Hiro.

4. Shiro Koshinaka, Tatsutoshi Goto & Michiyoshi Ohara beat Kazuo Yamazaki, Junji Hirata & Tadao Yasuda (9:26) when Koshinaka used a diving hip attack on Yasuda.

5. Tatsuhito Takaiwa beat Koji Kanemoto (17:05) with an avalanche-style Death Valley bomb.

6. Shinjiro Otani beat Yuji Yasuraoka (12:10) with a German suplex hold.

7. Inoki Final Tournament - Final: Don Frye beat Naoya Ogawa (5:00) by referee stop.

8. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title: Jushin Thunder Liger © beat Kendo Kashin (15:28) with an avalanche-style brainbuster (1st defense).

9. IWGP Tag Team Title: Keiji Muto & Masahiro Chono © beat Shinya Hashimoto & Osamu Nishimura (18:27) when Chono used a Butterfly Lock on Nishimura (2nd defense).

10. IWGP Heavyweight Title: Tatsumi Fujinami beat Kensuke Sasaki © (18:21) with a German suplex hold to become the 21st champion.

11. Antonio Inoki Retirement Match: Antonio Inoki beat Don Frye (4:09) with a ground Cobra Twist.

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All Japan pledges its full support to 1/4!

Presidents stood in the center of the Tokyo Dome earlier today and announced a big plan for 1/4/07 at the Tokyo Dome. President Taniguchi of Yuke's, President Simon of New Japan, and President Keiji Muto of All Japan announced that All Japan will offer its full cooperation to New Japan for 1/4 and that it will work closer than ever with New Japan and Yuke's from now on. Both the IWGP Heavyweight Title (currently held by Hiroshi Tanahashi) and Triple Crown Title (currently held by Minoru Suzuki) will be defended at the Tokyo Dome in separate matches. Yuke's has worked closely with All Japan for a while now, so has acted as the go-between here in getting Muto to support New Japan's biggest show of the calendar.

Muto said that 2007 will be a turning point for both New Japan and All Japan, with their 35th anniversary years taking place, and that he is happy to offer full cooperation to his old haunt on 1/4. Muto said that All Japan has a business tie-up with Yuke's for its games, and this has helped bring New Japan and All Japan close together as allies. Muto brushed off the idea of "New Japan vs. All Japan" up and down the card, saying the idea is old and outdated. He wants to cooperate in building a card that shows "New Japan and All Japan - the complete package", one that will please all fans of pro wrestling. He also wants the young wrestlers of both promotions to be able to experience the Tokyo Dome, because that is where he grew so much as a wrestler.

This may not be the end of the big 1/4 announcements if another expected plan goes ahead but that remains to be seen.

СУПЕР! Tова аз поне го очаквах де. След като NOAH застанаха начело на GPWA съюза беше логично New Japan и компания да не стоят със скръстени ръце и да контрират. NJPW сега завързаха връзка с All Japan (Tenzan ще участва в Real World Tag League), имат си връзката с Zero-One MAX (Takao Omori & Manabu Nakanishi са отборни шампиони и на New Japan, и на Zero-One), oтделно се сдушиха с Dragon Gate (Liger скоро ще прави участия там), имат си връзка с hardcore фед-ката Apache (Makabe е шампион там), в добри отношения са с K-1 & Pride/Hustle (К-1 им дават Akebono), имат си working relationship с CMLL (Hirooki Goto в момента е в CMLL), имат горе-долу добри отношения с TNA & WWE, така че всичко е на шест. Като цяло се заформят два лагера в японския кеч - лагера около NJPW и лагера около NOAH - и изобщо нещата стават много интересни в този аспект. Относно 1/4/2007, все още не очаквам кой знае колко добър attendance, но Muto, Kojima, Suzuki и останалите потенциални участници ми се нравят много. И наистина дано да има още подобни добри announcement-и относно шоуто.

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Още не е 100% сигурно и още се правят уговорки между TNA & NJPW, но има голяма вероятност един от главните мачове на шоуто да е:

YUJI NAGATA vs KURT FUCKIN` ANGLE!!!

Ето затова си говорим. Това ми е dream match от няколко години насам и от всички кечисти на New Japan именно срещу Nagata ще ми е най-интересно да видя Аngle. Този мач няма да помогне кой знае колко много на attendance-a според мен (пак ще помогне де ;)), но ако стане ще е едно страхотно допълнение. Отделно се върти някаква интереснa история около Triple Crown шампиона Minoru Suzuki, който заплашва да бойкотира шоуто, ако не получи мач срещу Nagata или някой друг много достоен опонент. И не на последно място, tease-ва се AJPW Junior League 2006 Winner vs NJPW Best of the Super J 2006 Winner мач, тоест Kaz Hayashi vs Minoru!

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А бе определено вечерта ще е много голяма за всеки един кеч фен.Няма нячин да няма някой dream match,а това с Nagata vs Angle ми се вижда като една страхотна идея.Другото много интересно ще е ако успеят да букнат "AJPW Junior League 2006 Winner vs NJPW Best of the Super J 2006 Winner мач, тоест Kaz Hayashi vs Minoru!".Аз лично бих да всичко за да стана свидетел на един подобен мач.За залата какво да кажа - лично аз си мисля,че няма да могат да я напълнят,но да не стане както с WrestleMania.Така че да изчакваме първо.

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Weekly Pro reports that Minoru Suzuki vs. Yuji Nagata for the All Japan Triple Crown championship has been booked for NJ's 1/4 Tokyo Dome show.

Сега пък промяна :blink:. Явно за това е била историята със Suzuki - ако нещо пропадне работата с Angle да има готов мач. Ще видим какво ще стане с Angle, но Suzuki vs Nagata също звучи доста добре.

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Жалко,че няма да видим Angle vs. Nagata,но както каза ти Suzuki vs. Nagata също звучи много добре.Определено има потнцяла да бъде много добър мач.

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"Muto or Muta or Kojima or Kea". IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Tanahashi, is already looking past his eternal rival Nakamura to what would be his V3 defense on 1/4. With it being a special occasion and with Nagata challenging All Japan's champion (even though Suzuki isn't an All Japan wrestler, the idea is the same), Tanahashi wants a challenger from All Japan and has narrowed it down to those four. He wants to face an important figure who everyone knows, and Muto, Muta, and Kojima fit that category, although Kea is more questionable as he hasn't had the same major exposure as them. Tanahashi has a bone to pick with both Kojima and his former mentor, Muto. Kojima defeated Tanahashi in a great match during the G1, while Muto defeated Tanahashi in another impressive match early in 2005. Having come so far since early 2005, a match with Muto would give Tanahashi the chance to show his growth directly to a man he looks up to and on the highest stage.

Хмммм, интересно. Вече се tease-ва кой ще се бие за титлата на Tanahashi, a Nakamura може и да му я вземе. Сега като чета това и се замислям май верно най-добрият вариант ще е Tanahashi да победи Nakamura (което ще направи резултата между тях 2:2) и после да се изправи срещу Kojima или Muto (Кеа изобщо не го броя за възможност). Kojima записа победа над Tanahashi по време на G1 е няма да е лошо IWGP champ-a да си я върне и така да си покаже разтежа като кечист. Аз лично обаче предпочитам Tanahashi vs Keiji Muto или Tanahashi vs The Great MUTA. Tanahashi е кечист от стила на Muto и верно миналата година направиха един доста добър мач, така че изобщо няма да откажа Tanahashi да си върне победата, а и освен това като че ли на това шоу ми се иска TenKoji (Tenzan & Kojima - един от най-силните отбори в историята на New Japan) да се бият като отбор, а не поотделно. Отделно обаче, се върти история, че Masahiro Chono също иска Muto в отборен или в singles мач. Абе изобщо не е истина колко много възможности има и все добри. Айде казвайте card-a, че нямам търпение бе, ей!!!

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Интересно.Според мен поне най-вероятния съперник на Tanahashi е Muta/Muto,защото поне според мен той е по-голямата звезда и феновете ще са много надъхани да видят такъв мач,а и все пак Kojima и Tanahashi се биха на G1.Друг е въпроса,че Nakamura може да стане шампион и да заеме мястото на Tanahashi в този мач като тогава по бих бил съгласен да видя Nakamura vs. Kojima.Все пак каквото и да си говорим шоуто се очертава много добро,а и вариантите за добри неща никак не са малко.

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Tanahashi and Muto are having a little disagreement over who should challenge for the IWGP Heavyweight Title on 1/4. Tanahashi is almost ignoring the fact that he has to first beat Nakamura to gain the privilege of defending the belt at the Tokyo Dome, and although its almost certain he will face All Japan opposition, the disagreement is over whom. Muto wants to send the previous Triple Crown Champion, Taiyo Kea, to challenge for Tanahashi's belt, saying he has full faith in Kea's ability to capture the belt for All Japan. However, Tanahashi wants to face his former mentor, the man he used to attend to as a young lion and a man he says he has strong ties to... Muto. But Muto said titles are a nuisance to himself right now, because he plans to wrestle in many foreign countries as Muta next year, so may not be available to defend them.

Искаме ме Muto, не Kea!!!

Muto announced earlier than Toshiaki Kawada is set to return to New Japan for the 1/4 Tokyo Dome show, saying his participation is almost definite. Muto has been speaking to his current Real World Tag League partner and made it clear that Kawada should appear, adding another star to the fray. Muto said Kawada will be indispensible in making 1/4 a major pro wrestling festival and knows that no one will complain about his participation. Kawada is completely positive to appearing, but wants a good match prepared for him before fully accepting the offer. Kawada's opponent will be decided after New Japan's final tour of 2006, but Muto wants one of New Japan's young warriors to be given the chance to fight the 5-time Triple Crown Champion.

Kawada!!! Няма да откажа Kawada vs Nakamura например.

Voodoo Murders, they plan to assemble in full force at the Tokyo Dome on 1/4, which should include Suwama's first New Japan appearance. TARU has announced his masterplan and that is to recruit Antonio Inoki into VM on 1/4 and make the group a household name in Japan using Inoki's name and wisdom. TARU also suggested that VM could be involved with GBH in New Japan, but didn't specify whether as friends or enemies. TARU looked up to Tenzan when getting into wrestling and if you recall, faced Tenzan as a Ring Soul show now long ago as a special anniversary match.

И тук се заформят интересни работи между двата топ heel stable-a.

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Айде, вече е официално:

Taiyo Kea will challenge either Tanahashi or Nakamura for the IWGP Heavyweight Title on 1/4 at the Tokyo Dome. It was announced today that the previous Triple Crown Champion will challenge the present IWGP Heavyweight Champion come 1/4, and who that is will of course be determined on 12/10 in Aichi. Although both title matches are big matches, with some of the names yet to be booked (Chono, Muto, Kawada, Tenzan, Kojima, possibly Kensuke), it makes you wonder if either will be the biggest match of the show.

NJPW "WRESTLE KINGDOM IN TOKYO DOME", 1/4/07 (WPW)

Tokyo Dome

1. Triple Crown: Minoru Suzuki © vs. Yuji Nagata

2. IWGP Heavyweight Title: Winner of Tanahashi/Nakamura © vs. Taiyo Kea

Eто това ме разочарова :(. Ситуацията ми намирисва на backstage politics, но това се очакваше в една или друга степен. Сега остава само да се види какво са замислили за останалите мачове.

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New Japan is attemping to book Stan Hansen for the show (в non-wrestling роля ;)). The company also contacted former WWE champion Chris Jericho, but he turned down the offer. New Japan has interest in Kurt Angle, but that doesn't appear to be happening either (в крайна сметка TNA са ги отрязали за Angle).
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Stan F'N Hansen ще присъства!СУПЕР!То е ясно,че ше е е в none-wrestling роля,но самото му присъствие издига шоуто до едно много голямо ниво.За Jericho е 100%,че няма да се съгласи да участва в каквото и да е кеч шоу,а за Енгъл жалко,че ТНА не са позволили да участва.Да се надяваме,че в последствие това шоу ще става по-интересно и по-интересно.

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Keiji Muto & Masahiro Chono vs. the 2006 RWTL champions Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan was announced as a "Super Dream Tag match" for the 1/4 Tokyo Dome show.

Мдам, очаквах нещо подобно. Доволно!

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От последното шоу на New Japan:

Voodoo Murders surprisingly intruded after the fifth match, occupying the ring. Suwama, All Japan's young generation ace, made his first appearance with VM in New Japan, meaning the native side of VM was out in full force. YASSHI grabbed the microphone and said All Japan's strongest army was here to greet the fans. TARU repeatedly provoked Choshu, so the Sekigun team that had just lost their match, plus Nakanishi and Yamamoto, started brawling with VM. Bernard, one of the original VM members, and Tomko, then ran in and helped VM! Bernard was revealed to have been a spy of VM in New Japan, revealing that he still has ties to them, and the group left in a taxi. Yamamoto said he can't permit such actions, and told Choshu that he needn't concern himself with them. Yamamoto asked the site foreman to let him lead a charge against Suwama and company, which could roll over to the 1/4 Tokyo Dome show.

AWESOME! Сега очаквам след този angle да обявят някакъв забавен multi-person New Japan Sekigun vs VM & BLACK мач и яко ще се разбия.

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Titans of Japanese pro wrestling's junior community will gather at the Tokyo Dome in an all-star ten man tag match announced today, which features wrestlers from four different promotions. Koji Kanemoto leads his team of Tiger Mask, Kaz Hayashi, TAKA & Wataru against the dastardly CTU/Voodoo Murders union of Liger, Minoru, Milano, Kondo & YASSHI. The match will feature the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion (Kanemoto or Minoru), the NWA Jr. Heavyweight Champion (Tiger Mask), the AJPW World Jr. Heavyweight Champion (Kondo), the 2006 Best of the Super Jr. winner (Minoru), and the 2006 All Japan Jr. Heavyweight League winner (Hayashi). Vice-president Sugehayashi believes it is a match that can appeal to all kinds of wrestling fans, particularly New Japan and All Japan followers.

NJPW "WRESTLE KINGDOM IN TOKYO DOME", 1/4/07 (WPW)

Tokyo Dome

1. Koji Kanemoto, Tiger Mask, Kaz Hayashi, TAKA Michinoku & Wataru Inoue vs. Jushin Thunder Liger, Minoru, Milano Collection AT, Shuji Kondo & "brother" YASSHI

2. Super Dream Tag Match ~ "This is Wrestle Kingdom": Keiji Muto & Masahiro Chono vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima

3. Triple Crown: Minoru Suzuki © vs. Yuji Nagata

4. IWGP Heavyweight Title: Hiroshi Tanahashi © vs. Taiyo Kea

Определено доста доволен multi-person tag, макар че очаквах да направят Minoru vs Kaz, но сигурно не са успели да се договорят за изхода от подобен мач.

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От последния обявен мач очаквам наистина адски много и нямам търпение да го гледам.Просто на карта изглежда адски добър,а все пак колко шампиона и страхотни кечиста ще има вътре.Определено за сега card-а на шоуото се очертава перфектен и аз съм супер надъхан за него.

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New Japan Pro Wrestling & All Japan Pro-Wrestling

"Wrestle Kingdom IN Tokyo Dome" (PPV)

January 04, 2007

Tokyo Dome

1. WELCOME TO TOKYO DOME! NEW YEAR FUNNY WALTZ: Masanobu Fuchi, El Samurai & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Kikutaro, Nobutaka Araya & Akira Raijin

2. ARTISTIC TAG TEAM BATTLE: Jado & Gedo vs. NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA

3. ROCKIN' YOUR HEARTS OF FXXXING OUTLAWS: Togi Makabe, Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii vs. D'Lo Brown, Buchanan & Travis Tomko

4. DIMENSION ZERO: Riki Choshu, Manabu Nakanishi, Takashi Iizuka & Naofumi Yamamoto vs. TARU, Suwama, RO'Z & Giant Bernard

5. TOP OF THE WORLD. ARTS OF WAR: Koji Kanemoto, Tiger Mask, Kazu Hayashi, TAKA Michinoku & Wataru Inoue vs. Jushin Thunder Liger, Minoru, Milano Collection AT, Shuji Kondo & "brother" YASSHI

6. DANGEROUS RAPTURE: Toshiaki Kawada vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

7. Triple Crown: Minoru Suzuki © vs. Yuji Nagata

8. IWGP Heavyweight Title: Hiroshi Tanahashi © vs. Taiyo Kea

9. Super Dream Tag Match ~ "This is Wrestle Kingdom": Masahiro Chono & Keiji Muto vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima

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One day left to go! Викам да кажа финални думи относно шоуто. Точно както очаквах, чуват се слухове, че досега са продали oколо 15-тина хиляди билетa и евентуално утре очакват добра walk-up публика (walk-up crowd - публика, която няма предварително закупени билети, направо идва на шоуто и тогава си взима билетите). Добрият buildup от вчерашното и днешното шоу на All Japan (на които участваха и New Japan кечисти) предполагам ще помогнат, но пак не очаквам някакви кой знае колко големи публики. Макар и в card-a да има 2-3 мача, които са добри draws, няма ЧАК такива draws (доколкото са останали такива в puro-то изобщо де), a и както знаем кеча в Япония в момента не се слави с цветуща популярност (макар че тази година имаше прогрес, най-вече от страна на New Japan, Big Japan, All Japan & Dragon Gate). Сега, конкретно:

Masanobu Fuchi, El Samurai & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Kikutaro, Nobutaka Araya & Akira Raijin - Типичния random puro opener. Не очаквам изненади тук и затова победата отива при отбора на Fuchi;

Jado & Gedo vs. NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA - Да, това са два отбора, които определено искам да видя един срещу друг, но не съм сигурен дали това е мач на нивото на Tokyo Dome. Освен това никак нямаше да е зле, ако Junior Heavyweight Tag титлите на Jado & Gedo бяха заложени. По принцип си мисля, че J & G ще спечелят, но тъй като титлите не са заложени не изключвам вариант Nosawa & Mazada да грабнат победата, което евентуално да доведе до мач за титлите през Февруари (най-вероятно тогава пак ще има смесено New Japan/All Japan шоу);

Togi Makabe, Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii vs. D'Lo Brown, Buchanan & Travis Tomko - Ето този мач намирисва на задкулистни политики. Кои по дяволите са D`Lo Brown & Buchanan и какво са направили в света на puro-то (като изключим това, че D`Lo e pin-вал Kawada), че да заслужат мач в TOKYO DOME? Mдам... Работата е такава, че All Japan трябва да сложат всички свои играчи на това шоу и просто няма как. Много по доволен щях да остана, ако spot-овете отделени за D`lo, Buchanan & Tomko бяха отишли при Sasaki & Nakajima (Sasaki нещо не се разбира много с главния booker на New Japan - Riki Choshu - и предполагам затова го няма на шоуто) и Takayama (неговото отсъствие вече е наистина странно). И все пак, мачът звучи интересно. Класика няма да е, а и не трябва (midcard мачовете трябва да са си midcard quality мачове ;)), но пак има известна интрига: две от водещите heel групи нa puro-то една срещу друга (е едната група е featuring Tomko, но това имаше storyline обяснение). Хммм, за победители не знам, 50/50 ми изглеждат нещата, но айде да речем GBH отбора;

Riki Choshu, Manabu Nakanishi, Takashi Iizuka & Naofumi Yamamoto vs. TARU, Suwama, RO'Z & Giant Bernard - New Japan Army vs Voodoo Murders feat. Giant Bernard! Тук вече нещата започват да стават наистина добри. Този мач специално ми е доста интересен и имаше добър buildup в основата, на който стояха Yamamoto & Bernard. Не очаквам класики, но очаквам да е забавно. Yamamoto или Bernard ще "открадне мача", но Nakanishi, TARU & RO`Z (aka WWE`s S.H.I.T. Rosey) не са за подценяване. Много възможни победители виждам тук, като най-вероятни ми изглеждат Yamamoto, Nakanishi, Suwama & RO`Z, но има и други вероятни. Изобщо не е сигурен изхода, но айде да речем VM feat. Giant Bernard wins;

Koji Kanemoto, Tiger Mask, Kazu Hayashi, TAKA Michinoku & Wataru Inoue vs. Jushin Thunder Liger, Minoru, Milano Collection AT, Shuji Kondo & "brother" YASSHI - AWESOME! Едва ли ще стане класика, но просто този мач рулира. Страшен подбор на кечисти. Точно както при повечето мачове на това шоу, възможните изходи от мача са няколко и не искам да се наемам с твърди прогнози. Просто ще заложа на победа за face oтбора като ми се иска примерно Hayashi да тушира Minoru и това да стане част от buildup-a за IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title мач между двамата през Февруари;

Toshiaki Kawada vs. Shinsuke Nakamura - Това е нещо като dream мач и определено звучи интересно. Може да се получи много добър мач, но няма гаранции. За победител отново не съм сигурен, 50/50. Айде нека да бъде победа за Nakamura;

Minoru Suzuki © vs. Yuji Nagata - Най-вероятно това ще е MOTN, oсвен ако някой друг мач не реши да прави изненади. Доста съм надъхан за този мач, тъй като съм голям фен и на двамата. Вероятно Suzuki ще запази, но не изключвам и варианта за нов Triple Crown шампион;

Hiroshi Tanahashi © vs. Taiyo Kea - Buildup-a беше добър и ми покачи иначе ниския интерес към мача. Не очаквам кой знае колко добър мач, но се надявам Kea да си даде зор и да направят нещо добро. Tanahashi запазва и после през Февруари да се надяваме се изправя срещу Muto (!!!) или Kojima;

Masahiro Chono & Keiji Muto vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima - Това е mark out мач за мен. Muto & Chono back together again! TenKoji! Този мач е типичен пример за постоянния така наречен generation battle в New Japan - кечисти от второто поколение на New Japan се изправят срещу кечисти от третото поколение (поколение, което така и не успя наистина да излезне от сянката на предходно и и да го застигне по статут, или иначе казано: Nagata, Tenzan, Kojima, Nakanishi и т.н.). Дали този мач ще е официалното предаване на щафетата, където най-после Kojima & Tenzen ще докажат, че вече са настигнали наставниците си? Аз силно се надявам това да е така и затова ще заложа на победа за TenKoji.

Като цяло се очертава добро и интересно шоу, но едва ли ще има някакви луди класики. Важното е шоуто да се получи добре, публиката да остане доволна и в резултат догодина тази публика да е повече. Едно успешно шоу в Tokyo Dome ще се отрази доста ползотворно на индустрията. Дано!

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Много добре изглежда. Да се надяваме да се получи грандиозно шоу 8)

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Айде, шоуто вече е факт:

After a one year interval, New Japan returned to the Tokyo Dome today and despite the possibility of the tradition ending, the January 4th saga continued to begin 2007. 28,000 fans turned up at the Tokyo Dome, which wasn't too far from the truth compared to some claims, and with the second floor and outfield not open (no tickets were sold for them from the start as part of expense reductions), most of the available seats were full on the day, so New Japan will be happy about that. However, the question remains whether running the Tokyo Dome is worth it with things how they are, even if it keeps a tradition alive, when a show like this could have overfilled a building like Sumo Hall, which costs far less to hire than the expensive Dome and tends to create a warmer atmosphere. Most reports are positive for what was an entertaining show that displayed the combined package of New Japan and All Japan, and was a very bright start to the year for New Japan after some disappointing 1/4 shows in recent years. "Inoki's shadow has disappeared from New Japan and the professional wrestling of Yuke's has arrived" said one report. This was the first 1/4 show in recent history with no "1-2-3-DAA" from Antonio Inoki, who has very little direct influence inside New Japan at present, despite speculation that he would like to buy back the company from Yuke's. Today's show also had a cash injection from new sponsor Fields, the famous pachinko machine manufacturer, who also sponsor K-1 and who have monopoly rights to use Inoki's image on machines.

Today's show was headlined by a dream tag match between stars of New Japan's second and third generations, now separated by promotions. After dominating the Real World Tag League and defeating Muto & Kawada in the final, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima looked to continue their reunion with a win over their mentors, Keiji Muto & Masahiro Chono. The four men have been linked for a long time and were leading members of nWo Japan, and this was in fact Muto & Chono's first match as a tag team since the nWo golden era. Both teams entered to remixed union tracks, Muto's "Trans Magic" and Chono's "Crash" joined together, leading to a great entrance as you'd expect. Both looked up to the heavens as they entered, and an image of Shinya Hashimoto, the third "Musketeer", appeared on the screen. The match took a while to pick up, but had all the big moves later on and showed "Wrestle Kingdom" to the newer fans and numerous of the lost fans from the 90s golden age who showed up to see the generation they followed back then. The finish was a big surprise to many, given TenKoji's training and form leading in, as the second generation scored a sort of "double submission" victory, Chono with his cross-style STF on Tenzan (the legal men) and Muto with his figure-four leglock on Kojima. So despite besting their teachers in singles matches in recent years, Tenzan and Kojima still haven't totally exceeded them, and despite their increasing age and worsening physical condition, Muto and Chono showed today that they are still threats in 2007. The show was over, but Muto and Chono put on white headbands to commemorate Hashimoto and pointed to the sky. Hashimoto's proud figure appeared on the big screen and the Tokyo Dome erupted in "Hashimoto! Hashimoto! Hashimoto!" calls. Although Chono did the same for Hashimoto after winning the 2005 G1, with Muto here it was more symbollic and many felt it was the de facto 3 Musketeers performance that Kusama nixed in 2004. Muto said he and Chono had borrowed Hashimoto's power, and that the three will forever be bonded. Chono said he found the same energy he had in his young lion days today, and was that he dug down deep before losing his remaining strength. Chono said that New Japan and All Japan have lasted 35 years, and that if you look for one of the big fighting promotions (like PRIDE and K-1), they can't boast the same thing. Chono said the promotions that know history, New Japan and All Japan, will lead professional wrestling this year and pull the industry together.

Both New Japan and All Japan's main titles were on the line today and there were no border-breaking switches. Hiroshi Tanahashi's first reign as IWGP Heavyweight Champion continues to grow with him, as last year's Champion Carnival winner and previous Triple Crown Champion, Taiyo Kea, joined Tenzan and Nakamura on Tanahashi's increasingly impressive list of successful defenses. This was never an easy match for Tanahashi, even though he brushed Kea off in the media and looked forward to potential defenses against Muto and Kojima. Kea knew what a big opportunity this was and savagely attacked Tanahashi, pulling up the ringside mats early on and dropping Tanahashi on the exposed concrete with his TKO finisher. This was a performance that raised Kea's stock in the eyes of many new fans who saw him, as he was impressive when he attacked the champion. Tanahashi began his counterattack after 10 minutes, and the closing stretch was said to be very good, with the Dome getting into a match between two men who have struggled to hold the crowd in the past. Tanahashi survived both Kea's Surfing suplex and TKO34th, pulling through with a cross-arm German suplex, release Dragon suplex, and finally the High Fly Flow to complete a successful defense. After Tanahashi received his belt from the advisor Seiji Sakaguchi, the two shook hands, praising each other on a good fight. Tanahashi continues to work hard to convince the fans he deserves the belt, but these defenses are taking their toll on him and he will have to be at his very best to fend off upcoming challenges, especially with some of the potential challengers that could pop up shortly. Tanahashi called Kea a wonderful wrestler, and said he was very emotional at having been able to defend the title on this 35th anniversary show. Tanahashi just wants to become stronger in 2007 like he did in 2006, and said he wants to protect the "foundations" of professional wrestling. He wants to spread the merit of pro wrestling to all kinds of new fans, and is looking forward to the challenge. Kea said that if he had to lose, he wanted to lose in a good match, and believes it was, thanking Tanahashi deeply for his part in the match. Kea said the handshake was one from the bottom of his heart.

In what has been described as a memorable match worthy of its setting, old enemies Yuji Nagata and Minoru Suzuki revived their grudge in Suzuki's V2 defense of the Triple Crown. Nagata looked to kill Suzuki's steam, which saw him lift the Triple Crown last year and become the industry's MVP for 2006 as voted by Tokyo Sports. Hate-filled slap battles dominated the early stages, the men showing their contempt for each other (Nagata described Suzuki as "filth" before the match). Suzuki used a Kashin-style cross armbreaker around the ropes, before things got very nasty. Both began to bleed and "Killer" Nagata returned, the same figure that left Kensuke Sasaki (1/4/04) and Kazunari Murakami (1/4/06) down and out in the same building previously. A seething Nagata tried to break Suzuki's arm, the whites of his eyes showing. After more hot fighting, Suzuki trapped Nagata in an Octopus hold, then hit his Gotch-style piledriver. Nagata struck back with a brutal backdrop that shook the Dome, but an attack ended in Nagata reverse dropped and in Suzuki's sleeper. Nagata refused to tap out, showing incredible fighting spirit, and perceiving serious danger, the referee stopped the match, ending one of the most intense matches in recent Tokyo Dome history. This was the sort of performance that has made Nagata one of the most popular wrestlers in the pro wrestling community, despite his disappointing lack of titles or tournaments since he lost the IWGP Heavyweight Title in 2003. Perhaps Nagata's time at the very top will return again, but right now its time to rebuild himself.

In a match called "Dangerous Rapture" and one of the big matches, Toshiaki Kawada returned to New Japan for the first time since the October '05 Tokyo Dome, facing "Black Savior" Shinsuke Nakamura. This was their third meeting after two previous tags, which saw Tenzan & Nakamura defeat Kawada & Nagai in October '04 and Nakamura & Tanahashi defeat Kawada & Anjo in October '05. It was a different Nakamura today though, much bigger and physically stronger, if not as quick as he once was. Nakamura had difficulties striking with Kawada, but held his head high and got in some good shots. Nakamura lured Kawada on to the ground and succeeded in swinging the match his way, showing that he is still adept on the mat despite his bulky frame. Kawada became angry at being outsmarted and dropped his knee to the back of Nakamura's head, but Nakamura persisted and trapped Kawada in a cross armbreaker. Kawada was in serious pain, but managed to escape the juji and fight on. Nakamura was hit by a lariat, and while once he would have flipped over, he didn't even flinch this time. Using a different approach, Kawada applied his Stretch Plum to wear down Nakamura some more. The match became very exciting when they traded big moves, Nakamura's reverse body slam -> Kawada's Dangerous backdrop -> Nakamura's release German -> Kawada's Dangerous backdrop -> Nakamura's release Tiger suplex. Kawada charged at Nakamura with a lariat, but Nakamura brilliantly countered it with his flying cross armbreaker! Nakamura went for his Landslide, but had to modify it slightly to more of a Death Valley bomb, and could only get a two count as a result. As Nakamura tried to tackle Kawada, Kawada counter-struck him hard in the face with a middle kick and covered, getting the win and ending a hard fought war. Kawada took the microphone and said, "Nakamura! I've fought you three times, but today you were better than before! Don't let New Japan be crushed!". Backstage, Kawada demanded continuing participation in New Japan, his eyes perhaps on the champion, Tanahashi. After an impactful return from America with back to back tag tournament wins, Nakamura has hit a brick wall as he continues to adjust to his new style and bulk. Losses to Tanahashi and Kawada in succession are not what he wanted, but perhaps the most important thing is that Nakamura is now really starting to look the real thing, and fans were very impressed by his performance today, as they were when he fought Tanahashi.

Some of the industry's biggest juniors assembled in a huge ten man tag match. The babyface team of Kanemoto, Tiger Mask, Kaz Hayashi, TAKA & Wataru beat the CTU/Voodoo Murders alliance of Liger, Minoru, Milano, Kondo & YASSHI, a match featuring three singles champions. They wasted no time, setting a lightning fast pace early on, a string of dives in the opening moments exciting the fans. Many combinations were in focus like Kanemoto vs. Kondo and Minoru vs. Hayashi, and the action never slowed, before Tiger Mask pinned YASSHI with his Tiger suplex hold. CTU and VM went on a rampage after the match, promising that this wasn't the end of this grudge. After their interaction, the junior dream match of Kanemoto vs. Kondo seems to have been informally determined for an upcoming show, possibly New Japan's 2/18 Sumo Hall event, as Kondo is supposed to be defending his AJPW World Jr. Heavyweight Title against Nakajima on All Japan's next tour, with their 2/17 Sumo Hall show being the ideal spot. After intruding recently on a New Japan show, Voodoo Murders and their secret spy, Giant Bernard, took on the Sekigun foursome of Choshu, Nakanishi, Iizuka & Yamamoto. Choshu attacked TARU immediately with a Riki lariat, and drew cheers from the fans as he stomped VM's influential backer. Yamamoto was tagged in and things turned around as he was manhandled by big foreigners, Bernard and RO'Z. When he tagged out, Nakanishi exploded into the ring, even lifting RO'Z into his Argentine backbreaker! But the match came down to Yamamoto vs. Suwama, Suwama proving himself to be way above Yamamoto's current level by dropping him with a beautiful backdrop hold for the win. One year after making a good impression in his first Tokyo Dome singles match, Yamamoto doesn't seem to have come very far and it may perhaps be time for him to think about going overseas to self-train. After the match, Bernard had a big dispute with Voodoo Murders, which led to a brawl and his quick reunion with them ending already!

Outlaws collided when GBH's young punk trio of Makabe, Yano & Ishii battled the VM+BLACK gaijin alliance of D-Lo Brown, Buchanan & Tomko. Makabe carried a chain, Yano a chair, and Ishii a GBH flag to the ring. The natives pulled off a very big win, Yano smacking Buchanan from behind with a chair, and WEW World Champion Makabe following up with a lariat for the GBH win! Two "artistic" heel times collided, as IWGP Jr. Tag Team Champions, Jado & Gedo, faced the non-title challenge of Tokyo Gurentai, NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA. The match suffered the problem of being a heel fight between two "craftsmen" teams, the style that never goes over well at the Tokyo Dome, whereas it is the opposite somewhere like Korakuen Hall. In the end, there was a clear difference in ability between the teams, Gedo dropping his Superfly splash on NOSAWA for the win. After beating one indie team, they face the much tougher challenge of DRAGON GATE's Masaaki Mochizuki & Don Fujii at Korakuen on the 7th, and their belts will be on the line this time. NOSAWA & MAZADA ran down New Japan and its fans backstage, showing sour grapes at their loss. The show opened with a lighthearted six man tag, the sort that is a little foreign to New Japan fans, but quite common in All Japan. Fuchi teamed with fellow surly veteran, El Samurai, and "Funky Weapon" Taguchi against comedy king Kikutaro, Nobutaka Araya & Akira Raijin. Taguchi eventually pinned Kikutaro after his Dodon, and invited everyone to do the Tag Dance afterwards... and they did, well except for grumpy Fuchi, who wasn't impressed. Katsuhiko Nagata made a special appearance during intermission, reporting his New Year's Eve victory to the fans. Katsuhiko said that he would continue to carry the signboard of New Japan on his back in K-1 this year, and asked fans for their support. Finally, young lions Hirasawa and Naito both received special trophies today, as their singles match from last October's Kobe World Hall show was chosen as "Young Lion Best Bout" for the year. New Japan's Tokyo schedule shows no signs of easing up, with four Korakuen Hall shows in the next month, then the big 2/18 Sumo Hall event.

NJPW "WRESTLE KINGDOM IN TOKYO DOME", 1/4/07 (WPW/PPV)

Tokyo Dome

28,000 Fans - No Vacancy

1. WELCOME TO TOKYO DOME! New Year Funny Waltz: Masanobu Fuchi, El Samurai & Ryusuke Taguchi beat Kikutaro, Nobutaka Araya & Akira Raijin (8:20) when Taguchi used the Dodon on Kikutaro.

2. Artistic Tag Team Battle: Jado & Gedo beat NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA (13:06) when Gedo used a Superfly splash on NOSAWA.

3. Rockin' Your Hearts of Fxxxing Outlaws: Togi Makabe, Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii beat D-Lo Brown, Buchanan & Travis Tomko (9:36) when Makabe used a lariat on Buchanan.

4. Dimension Zero: TARU, Suwama, RO'Z & Giant Bernard beat Riki Choshu, Manabu Nakanishi, Takashi Iizuka & Naofumi Yamamoto (15:36) when Suwama used a backdrop hold on Yamamoto.

5. Top of the World ~ Arts of War: Koji Kanemoto, Tiger Mask, Kaz Hayashi, TAKA Michinoku & Wataru Inoue beat Jushin Thunder Liger, Minoru, Milano Collection AT, Shuji Kondo & "brother" YASSHI (13:01) when Tiger used a Tiger suplex hold on YASSHI.

6. Dangerous Rapture: Toshiaki Kawada beat Shinsuke Nakamura (19:02) with a face kick.

7. Triple Crown: Minoru Suzuki © beat Yuji Nagata (17:22) by TKO (2nd defense).

8. IWGP Heavyweight Title: Hiroshi Tanahashi © beat Taiyo Kea (17:09) with the High Fly Flow (3rd defense).

9. Super Dream Tag Match ~ "This is Wrestle Kingdom": Keiji Muto & Masahiro Chono beat Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima (18:43) when Chono used an STF on Tenzan.

Още снимки от шоуто: http://www.sponichi.co.jp/battle/special/2.../photolist.html

Доволно, доста доволно. Като изключим резултата от мейн ивента съм доволен от всичко като резултати, но дори и изхода от мейн ивента има много логика де (Hashimoto Tribute/3 Musketeers "Reunion" + happy ending за зрителите), но просто се надявах на друго. Аttendance-a е бил добър (като за puro show през 2007) и определено подобрение сравнение с миналогодишния. От 30 000 отворени места в залата 28 000 са пълни, като повече са paid, а не papered, което определено е доволно. И все пак странно е, че решиха да не понадуят номера за пред пресата, както NOAH например биха направили със сигурност. Иначе всички мачове са били интересни в една или друга степен, че някои даже надминават очакванията ми и звучат доста добре (All-Star Junior War, Triple Crown, Kawada/Nakamura), поне от това, което се чува засега де. Отделно след това шоу се заформят нови потенциални сблъсъци, което доста ме радва. Като цяло много добър старт на годината за New Japan & All Japan. Шоуто задължително ще се гледа.

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