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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

AJPW 7/26 Results - V1 for Kojima!

Satoshi Kojima made his first defence of the Triple Crown yesterday after winning almost FIVE MONTHS ago! But did All Japan pull the rug out from under him like New Japan did to Tenzan so many times? Hell No! They gave him his V1 win over arguably one of the biggest names in the company in Keiji Mutoh himself! Note to New Japan: THAT'S how you make a champion! Not by having defences against second rate performers like MiSuzuki and Scott Norton (eventhough I love watching the big guy), but by putting them over the big names of the company! This one defence alone probablt puts Kojima above Tenzan, and if Kojima goes over Kensuke Sasaki in a title match next, then he most definately is the better man out of TenKoji now.

I hope Masahiro Chono took notice of Kojima's victory, since he was in action teaming with RO@D against the Voodoo Murders in factioned warfare. It was said that Chono looked good here, but luckilly he didn't pick up the win as Kea finished the match pinning Palumbo with the TKO. The win helps draw attention back to Kea and helps reminds the fans that Kea is a Triple Crown contender down the road.

It was a bad night for the Voodoo Murders as the team of "brother" YASSHI & Shuji Kondo lost the All Asian tag titles to Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima. I'm guessing this move was to keep Sasaki in AJPW so he doesn't wander off to NOAH to often now. Or I predict they will have a short reign with the titles before losing them to a bigger team from the VM. If anything, Kondo is now free to go after the AJPW Jr. Title.

Yoyogi National Stadium Gymnasium #2
5300 Fans (Super No Vacancy)

0. Loser Leaves AJPW: MAZADA beat NOSAWA Rongai (7:41) with a Cross Armbreaker
1. Tomoaki Honma, Ryuji Hijikata & Akira Raijin beat Nobutaka Araya, Nobukazu Hirai & Kikutaro (5:27) when Honma used a Running Elbow on Kikutaro
2. Arashi beat Buchanan (4:35) with a Frog Splash
3. Kaz Hayashi beat Taiji Ishimori (15:35) with the Final Cut
4. Toshiaki Kawada beat Kazushi Miyamoto (5:04) with a Right High Kick
5. All Asia Tag Team Title: Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima beat Shuji Kondo & "brother" YASSHI (c) (12:23) when Nakajima used a German Suplex Hold on YASSHI to become the 80th champions
6. RO&D vs Voodoo Murderers: Masahiro Chono, TAKA Michinoku, Taiyo Kea & Jamal beat TARU, Giant Bernard, Johnny Stamboli & Chuck Palumbo (16:56) when Kea used the TKO on Palumbo
7. Triple Crown: Satoshi Kojima (c) beat Keiji Muto (26:37) with a Lariat (1st defense)



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