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Friday, August 05, 2005

WRESTLE-1 8/04/05 Results

The first WRESTLE-1 (not related to Keiji Mutoh's project) show was held yesterday and drew a good attendance, but most of the matches came off as weak and uninspiring. The only two standout matches on the show were Kaz Hayashi VS AJ Styles and Jun Akiyama VS Katsuyori Shibata. A big mentionable upset saw AJPW rookie sensation Kohei Suwama defeating The Predator to advance in the tournament. The only problem I have with this is that there were SIX tournament matches, with the tournament continuing around October. So we don't know if someone is getting a by to the next round, or if there are more round one matches coming since Suwama commented he's happy to make it to the QUARTER-FINALS of the tournament, meaning there are still 12 matches to go to fill a full 8-man quarter final bracket.

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1. Mil Mascaras & Terry Funk beat Tomoaki Honma & Katsuhiko Nakajima (10:19) when Mascaras used a diving body attack on Nakajima.
2. Kaz Hayashi beat AJ Styles (14:38) with the Final Cut.
3. WRESTLE-1 GP - Round 1: Kohei Suwama beat The Predator (7:36) with a backdrop hold.
4. WRESTLE-1 GP - Round 1: Genichiro Tenryu beat Kazunari Murakami (7:29) by DQ.
5. WRESTLE-1 GP - Round 1: Bob Sapp beat Giant Bernard (5:30) with a horizontal cradle.
6. WRESTLE-1 GP - Round 1: Kensuke Sasaki beat Riki Choshu (6:10) with a Northern Light bomb.
7. WRESTLE-1 GP - Round 1: Jun Akiyama beat Katsuyori Shibata (13:46) with a wrist-clutch Exploder.
8. WRESTLE-1 GP - Round 1: Great Muta beat Akebono (10:08) with a moonsault press.

Credit: Shining Road for the results and Sportsnavi for the pictures.



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