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Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Tenzan wins 2nd straight G-1 Climax

Hiroyoshi Tenzan became the 2nd man in New Japan history to win back to back G-1 Climax Tournaments, beating ALL THREE NEW MUSKETEERS on the final day of the tournament! In doing so, Tenzan also broke the "curse" of the G-1, becoming the first man to score a win on the first day of the tournament and winning it all in the finals!
Tenzan beat all three new generation stars with his dreaded Anaconda Vice finisher, first avenging his two previous loses against supernove Shinsuke Nakamura, who battled Chono earlier in a decision match, then Katsuyori Shibata in the semi-finals, and finally beating Hiroshi Tanahashi in the finals where the youngster put on a heck of a struggle before sucumbing to the Anaconda Vice.
As promised, the G-1 winner got his parade around town which scored huge "Tenzan" chants from the 10,000+ fans who witnessed the spectacle.
Tenzan's next target is to once again bring home the IWGP Heavyweight Champion from Kazuyuki Fujita.



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