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By Mike Johnson on 2004-02-04 05:45:00

GLOBAL NOTES

ZERO-ONE's Yoshiyuki Nakamura left Japan today, heading to Philadelphia to attend the debut WORLD-1 events.

The lineup for the next Westside Xtreme Wrestling in Essen, Germany at the Euro Palace features Chris Hero vs. CM Punk with a one hour time limit (playing off their infamous 93 minute match from IWA Mid-South), WXW champion Double C vs. Ares, and WXW Cruiserweight champion Mike Quackenbush vs. TBA.

Kensuke Sasaki and Hiroshi Tanahashi were added to the IWGP Heavyweight Title Provisional Champion Tournament on New Japan Pro Wrestling's 2/15 event at Ryogoku Kokugikan. The tournament's first round features:

*Kensuke Sasaki vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan
*Yuji Nagata vs. Tadao Yasuda
*Masahiro Chono vs. Genichiro Tenryu
*Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Yoshihiro Takayama
*Semi-Finals
*Finals
*Pro Wrestling NOAH Global Honored Crown Junior Heavyweight champion Jushin Liger vs. Katsushi Takemura

There will be a Doug Williams wrestling seminar on 2/8 at the Salahs Martial Arts Centre 217 Ashton Old Road in Manchester. For details, visit www.Futureshockwrestling.com.

Scottish Championship Wrestling is running 2/14 at The Greenock Town Hall in Greenock, Scotland with Conscience vs. Sabotage in a Lumberjack match, Majik vs. Danny Debris, Total Annihilation vs. The Nattrass Boys vs. Harker & Knite vs. The Averys, Saltire vs. Aidan Corrigan in a Ladder Match, Billy Grange vs. Pete O'Neil and a "King of Scotland" tournament scheduled.

Canadian Grand Prix Wrestling is running in Corwall, Ontario on 3/5 with CGPW champion Scott Chase vs. Quinson Valentino, X-Treme champion Willy Allen vs. Joe Dunlap & a mystery partner in a Handicap championship bout, and The Hickster vs. Kwan Chang scheduled.

Results from EMLL's 1/30 event at Arena Mexico saw Caligula & Messala beat Los Rayos Tapatios I and II....Pantera & Starman & Tony Rivera defeated Dr. X & Loco Max & Veneno.... Sagrado & Virus & Volador Jr. beat Arkangel de la Muerte & Mazada & NOSAWA....Apolo Dantes & Cien Caras & Mascara Ano Dos Mil defeated Los Nuevos Guapos (Damian el Terrible & Mascara Magica & Shocker)....Atlantis & Blue Panther & Safari beat Black Warrior & Tarzan Boy & Ultimo Guerrero

Upcoming lineups in Mexico:

2/4 EMLL at Arena Lopez Mateos:
*Astro Boy & Sombra de Plata & Valiente vs. La Flecha & Jeque & Super Comando
*Ricky Marvin & Alan Stone & Volador Jr. vs. Averno & Dr. X & Mephisto
*Los Nuevos Guapos (Damian el Terrible & Mascara Magica & Shocker) vs. Dr. Wagner Jr. & Ultimo Guerrero & Zumbido

Independnent event 2/4 at Arena Coliseo de Matamoros:
*Pantera & Puma vs. Portero & Star Lord
*Los Payasos I & II & III vs. Cougar Boy & Escalofrio & Kramen
*Batman Dos Mil & Chamaco Becerra & Mickey Mouse vs. Furia & Oscuridad & Pinguino
*Latin Lover & La Parka Jr. vs. Pirata Morgan & El Texano

Special thanks to Stuart at www.Puroresufan.com, Stefan at www.Picksi.com, Cesar Cadena, Kris Z, Mr. Marvin, and everyone else who contributed.

Mike Johnson can be reached at Mike@PWInsider.com.


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