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COMPLETE COVERAGE OF NEW JAPAN'S DEBUT AT ECW ARENA WITH AN AWESOME SHOW

By Mike Johnson on 2011-05-15 18:40:00
We are live at the New Japan Pro Wrestling "East Coast Invasion" finale at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, PA.

Pre-Show Notes:

*There look to be about 500 fans in attendance.

*CZW owner DJ Hyde and Jay Lethal are visiting.

Tetsuya Naito vs. Hideo Saito

Saito got the better of their opening exchange and started working on Naito's arm. They went back and forth until Naito escaped and they faced off. They locked up again and Saito cinched in a side headlock. He wound it up and grinded Naito's head. Naito shot him off into the ropes but had no effect when he went for a shoulderblock. Saito then nailed him with one. Naito rebounded off the ropes and nailed a dropkick.

Saito retreated to the floor. Naito teased a dive and dared Saito to get back into the ring. When Saito returned, he caught Naito with a stiff shot to the mid-section, then mounted him for a series of right hands. The referee told him to stop, so he did, then continued beating him.

Saito stomped Naito in the back of the neck and head. He clobbered Naito, who tried to mount a comeback but was nailed with a double elbow coming off the ropes. Saito covered him for a two count. Saito choked Naito against the ropes. He locked in a rear chinlock. Naito tried to escape with a series of elbows to the mid-section but was taken down again.

Naito nailed several shot but was cut off in the corner. He fought his way out and nailed a hangman's neckbreaker. Naito drilled him with several forearms and a forward senton splash for a two count. Naito nailed a missile dropkick. He worked over Saito but was caught with a sidewalk slam for a two count.

Saito nailed an exploder suplex and ascended to the top rope. He drilled Naito with a diving headbutt for a two count. He went for another exploder but Naito elbowed his way free. Naito pysched himself up and headbutt Saito. Saito drilled him back. Naito nailed a big right hand. Saito returned. They exchanged punches and kicks in the middle of the ring. Naito nailed a flying forearm and then a bridging German suplex for a two count.

Naito ripped off his shirt, slammed Saito and nailed his twisting moonsault press for the three count.

Your winner, Tetsuya Naito!

Very strong opener. Saito is a great heel and looked much better this weekend than he usually does on WWC TV. Naito showed some good fire here. It was a good athletic match, which is what gets over in Philly.

Tetsuya Naito vs. Hideo Saito

Saito got the better of their opening exchange and started working on Naito's arm. They went back and forth until Naito escaped and they faced off. They locked up again and Saito cinched in a side headlock. He wound it up and grinded Naito's head. Naito shot him off into the ropes but had no effect when he went for a shoulderblock. Saito then nailed him with one. Naito rebounded off the ropes and nailed a dropkick.

Saito retreated to the floor. Naito teased a dive and dared Saito to get back into the ring. When Saito returned, he caught Naito with a stiff shot to the mid-section, then mounted him for a series of right hands. The referee told him to stop, so he did, then continued beating him.

Saito stomped Naito in the back of the neck and head. He clobbered Naito, who tried to mount a comeback but was nailed with a double elbow coming off the ropes. Saito covered him for a two count. Saito choked Naito against the ropes. He locked in a rear chinlock. Naito tried to escape with a series of elbows to the mid-section but was taken down again.

Naito nailed several shot but was cut off in the corner. He fought his way out and nailed a hangman's neckbreaker. Naito drilled him with several forearms and a forward senton splash for a two count. Naito nailed a missile dropkick. He worked over Saito but was caught with a sidewalk slam for a two count.

Saito nailed an exploder suplex and ascended to the top rope. He drilled Naito with a diving headbutt for a two count. He went for another exploder but Naito elbowed his way free. Naito pysched himself up and headbutt Saito. Saito drilled him back. Naito nailed a big right hand. Saito returned. They exchanged punches and kicks in the middle of the ring. Naito nailed a flying forearm and then a bridging German suplex for a two count.

Naito ripped off his shirt, slammed Saito and nailed his twisting moonsault press for the three count.

Your winner, Tetsuya Naito!

Very strong opener. Saito is a great heel and looked much better this weekend than he usually does on WWC TV. Naito showed some good fire here. It was a good athletic match, which is what gets over in Philly.

Shinsuke Nakamura, Yujiro Takahashi, Jado & Gedo vs. Charlie Haas, Tiger Mask, Kazuchika Okada & Josh Daniels

Nakamura and Okada opened the match with Okada trying to avoid his kicks. Okada was grabbed in an armbar. He rolled out and used a single leg takedown to grab a leglock. Nakamura escaped and scissored his body. They faced off and exchanged forearms and punches.

Nakamura got the best of the exchange. He whipped Okada, who reversed it and nailed a dropkick. Josh Daniels tagged himself in and faced off with Nakamura, who tagged out to Jado. Daniels and Jado went back and forth. Daniels slammed him several times but Jado refused to stay down. Daniels drilled him with a running clothesline and Jado went to the floor.

Has and Takahashi went back and forth after tagging in. Haas was chopped several times in the corner and kicked in the gut. Haas went up and over after being whipped into the opposite corner and nailed a series of deep armdrags. He dropped a leg and covered Takahashi for a near fall.

Takahashi tackled Haas into his team's corner. Gedo tagged in and dared Tiger Mask to tag in. Haas obliged and tagged his partner. There was a huge Tiger Mask chant. Gedo locked in a hammerlock and screamed, "Tiger is sh**!". That fired up Mask, who escaped and nailed some offense. Gedo cut him off with a knee to the gut. Mask sent him to the outside and teased a dive. Gedo backed off. Mask went to dive off the apron but Jado knocked him to the floor, where he was worked over.

Nakamura tagged in, draped Tiger over the top turnbuckle and punted him in the gut. Takahashi tagged in and continued the beating with an over the knee backbreaker for a two count. Jado tagged back in and worked over Mask, who responded with several chops. They went back and forth until Jado cut him down.

Jado whipped Tiger into the ropes but Mask came back with a sunset flip, pulling down his tights in the process. Jado kicked out and kicked Mask in the head, leaving his ass hanging out. He and Takahashi worked over Mask, who kicked them away and tagged Haas. Haas drilled Takahashi with a big boot and nailed him with an Olympic Slam for a two count.

Haas and Takahashi battled back and forth until Haas was caught with a belly to belly suplex. Nakamura tagged in and began drilling Haas with kick after kick, then an enziguiri. Haas came back with a big dropkick and tagged Okada. Okada nailed a leg lariat and went to town with a series of chops, then a blue thunder bomb for a two count,

Okada went for a German suplex but Nakamura headbutt him. He charged but was caught with a reverse STO for a two count. All eight started battling in the ring. Jado grabbed Okada for a suplex. Daniels clotheslined him. Takahashi nailed a suplex. Mask nailed a diving headbutt. Gedo clotheslined him. Haas drilled Gedo with a big boot. Nakamura nailed a leg lariat.

Nakamura then drilled Okada with a big suplex and a running Boom A Ye kick to the face for the pin.

Your winners, Shinsuke Nakamura, Yujiro Takahashi, Jado & Gedo!


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