Kurt Angle Returns To Japan To Challenge For IWGP Title & More

Bill Behrens

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TNA Star Kurt Angle returns to New Japan Wrestling on April 5 to face current IWGP champion Hiroshi Tanahashi.  Prior to winning the title Tanahashi was featured for several weeks on TNA iMPACT. 

Kurt Angle is a former IGWP Champion, having held a version of the Title he won from Brock Lesner that was merge with the current version when Angle was defeated by Shinsuke Nakamura in Feb 2008.  Keiji Mutoh defeated Nakamura in April 2008, and Tanahashi defeated  Keiji Mutoh for the title on Jan 4, 2009.

New Japan Tag Team NO LIMITS ( Yujiro and Tetsuya Naito) have been in the US recently appearing on TNA House Shows and television.   The current IWGP Jr Heavyweight Tag Champions are TNA’s MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS.  One of these two teams will return to Japan to defend the Jr. Heavyweight Tag Titles on April 5.   TNA has TV tapings & house shows before then so  it is lkely the Machine Guns will drop the titles to No Limit prior to their return to Japan.

NJPW “RESOLUTION ‘09″, 4/5/09 (WPW/PPV)
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

1. Koji Kanemoto vs. Kazuchika Okada
2. Wataru Inoue, Milano Collection AT & Taichi Ishikari vs. Tomohiro Ishii, Jado & Tomoaki Honma
3. Resolution ‘09 Special 6 Man Tag Match – NJPW Greatest Heritage: Riki Choshu, Super Strong Machine & El Samurai vs. Masahiro Chono, Jushin Thunder Liger & AKIRA
4. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Title: Winner of Motor City Machine Guns/NO LIMIT (c) vs. Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt
5. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title – Belt Contra Mascara: Tiger Mask (c) vs. Black Tiger
6. Resolution ‘09 Special Tag Match – Big Comeback WILD HEART: Manabu Nakanishi & Takao Omori vs. Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson
7. Yuji Nagata & Hirooki Goto vs. Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka
8. Resolution ‘09 Special Singles Match – The end of discord: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Togi Makabe
9. IWGP Heavyweight Title – WHICH IS GENIUS: Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs. Kurt Angle

NEW JAPAN BEST OF THE SUPER JR XVI SCHEDULE

BEST OF THE SUPER JR. XVI ~THE HARD LUCK SOLDIERS~
- 5/30 @ Tokyo Korakuen Hall
- 5/31 @ Mito Citizen Gymnasium
- 6/3 @ Tokorozawa Citizen Gymnasium #2
- 6/5 @ Yonago Industrial Gymnasium
- 6/6 @ Shinji Lake Park
- 6/7 @ Akashi Municipal Industrial Exchange Center
- 6/8 @ Fukui City Gymnasium
- 6/9 @ Gifu Mount Ace
- 6/11 @ Mie Yume Dome Ueno #2
- 6/12 @ Toyohashi City Gymnasium #2
- 6/13 @ Kyoto KBS Hall
- 6/14 @ Tokyo Korakuen Hall

 

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