New Japan Results, 37th Anniversary, Val Venus, Maeda Etc.

Bill Behrens

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NJPW “STRONG STYLE 37TH ANNIVERSARY”, 3/6/09 (Samurai! TV)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,800 Fans

0. Milano Collection AT & Taichi Ishikari beat Kazuchika Okada & Nobuo Yoshihashi (7:37) when Milano used a thrust kick on Yoshihashi.
1. Super Strong Machine 25th Anniversary Match: Riki Choshu, Super Strong Machine & Hiro Saito DRADITION beat Shiro Koshinaka, Akira Nogami & Masashi Aoyagi (7:27) when Machine used a Devil Windmill suplex hold on Nogami.
2. Takashi Iizuka, Jado & Gedo beat Yuji Nagata, Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt (11:03) when Iizuka used a Jigoku Tsuki on Devitt.
3. Manabu Nakanishi, Yutaka Yoshie DRADITION, Wataru Inoue & Koji Kanemoto beat Togi Makabe, Toru Yano, Tomohiro Ishii & Tomoaki Honma (14:46) when Nakanishi used an Argentine backbreaker on Honma.
4. Shinsuke Nakamura & Hirooki Goto beat Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson (12:29) when Nakamura used a flying cross armbreaker on Anderson.
5. 37th Anniversary Special Tag Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi & Tiger Mask beat Masahiro Chono & Jushin Thunder Liger (17:22) when Tanahashi used the High Fly Flow on Liger.

Before the show, New Japan helds its first ever “NJPW Greatest Wrestlers” ceremony with Akira Maeda, Shoji Kai, and Kuniaki Kobayashi, and the late Black Cat commended. Many optimists were expecting some sort of event from Maeda’s first appearance in years in his old haunt but times change and Maeda merely gave his thanks.

NJPW, 3/8/09 (WPW)
Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
8,500 Fans
– No Vacancy

0. Tiger Mask, Ryusuke Taguchi, Prince Devitt & Kazuchika Okada beat Jushin Thunder Liger, Koji Kanemoto, Taichi Ishikari & Nobuo Yoshihashi (6:44) when Devitt used a diving footstomp on Yoshihashi.
1. New Japan Cup – Round 1: Takashi Iizuka beat Tomoaki Honma (10:53) with a Jigoku Tsuki.
2. New Japan Cup – Round 1: Wataru Inoue vs. Tomohiro Ishii went to a double countout (3:18).
2b. New Japan Cup – Round 1: Tomohiro Ishii beat Wataru Inoue (9:15) by countout.
3. New Japan Cup – Round 1: Milano Collection AT beat Toru Yano (9:50) with a jackknife hold.
4. Riki Choshu & Masahiro Chono beat Jado & Gedo (7:46) when Chono used a Shining Yakuza kick on Jado.
5. New Japan Cup – Round 1: Hirooki Goto beat Karl Anderson (11:10) with a modified armlock.
6. New Japan Cup – Round 1: Yutaka Yoshie DRADITION beat Manabu Nakanishi (20:29) with a diving body press.
7. New Japan Cup – Round 1: Shinsuke Nakamura beat Togi Makabe (15:32) with the Landslide.
8. New Japan Cup Special Tag Match ~ Soul of AICHI: Giant Bernard & Val Venis beat Hiroshi Tanahashi & Yuji Nagata (14:41) when Bernard used the Bernard Driver on Tanahashi.

NJPW, 3/15/09 (SXW)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. New Japan Cup – Round 2: Milano Collection AT vs. Giant Bernard
2. New Japan Cup – Round 2: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Yutaka Yoshie DRADITION
3. New Japan Cup – Round 2: Yuji Nagata vs. Takashi Iizuka
4. New Japan Cup – Round 2: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Hirooki Goto

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