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Sunday, May 15, 2005

New Japan NEXESS VI results

Interesting results from tonight's Tokyo Dome show. Tenzan won back the title as expected, but the big story will be how the geniuses who run NJPW follow up with Tenzan's booking. I guess it also made sense that Tenzan had to almost kill Kojima with a ganso-TTD (sit-out tombstone piledriver) to beat him after the much hyped Anaconda Hook (left hook to the back of the head) didn't get the job done.

Kazuyuki Fujita looks to be a possible opponent as he together with Nagata, Nakanishi & Kashin assaulted Tenzan after his match. But the question I have to ask is why the heck is he so interested in the title now when it was just some months ago when he couldn't give a sh*t for the title when he was holding it???
The biggest complaint I would have with the show was that it was streamlined and the kept short to about 3 1/2 hours. Not really worth paying big yen for Tokyo Dome ticket if their going to speed past everthing.
And there weren't even any big surprises as promised. Or at least the surprises that were presented were again no big deal for me. Hashimoto was in the audience and miss a Hustle show to be there. Akira Maeda didn't even show up but sent his cronies instead. And Fujita who publicly stated he hated pro-wrestling before now wants back into the action. Ho-hum.
Like I said at the top, it'll be interesting to see where things go from here.

NJPW "NEXESS VI", 5/14/05 (WPW/PPV/NJ+IWTV Internet)
Tokyo Dome
-35,000 Fans - No Vacancy
1. Togi Makabe & Toru Yano beat Osamu Nishimura & Yutaka Yoshie (5:36) when Yano used the Nightcap on Nishimura.
2. Minoru Suzuki beat Alexander Otsuka (4:46) with a Gotch-style piledriver.
3. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Title: Minoru & Hirooki Goto beat Koji Kanemoto & Wataru Inoue © (14:42) when Goto used a modified front cradle on Kanemoto to become the 15th champions.
4. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title: Tiger Mask © beat Black Tiger (9:28) with a Tiger suplex hold (2nd defense).
5. Yuji Nagata beat Tsuyoshi Kosaka (8:35) with a backdrop hold.
6. Keiji Muto beat Ron Waterman (11:16) with a moonsault press.
7. IWGP Tag Team Title: Shinsuke Nakamura & Hiroshi Tanahashi © beat Manabu Nakanishi & Kendo Kashin (17:59) when Nakamura used a cross armbreaker on Kashin (3rd defense).
8. Super Dream Tag Match: Tatsumi Fujinami & Mitsuharu Misawa beat Masahiro Chono & Jushin Thunder Liger (14:49) when Fujinami used a ground Cobra Twist on Liger.
9. IWGP Heavyweight Title: Hiroyoshi Tenzan beat Satoshi Kojima © (19:34) with the TTD to become the 42nd champion.



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