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IBUSHI MAKES HISTORY, AN EMPIRE RISING?, DRAGON GATE, ALL JAPAN & MORE FROM JAPAN

By Oliver Taylor on 2020-10-18 12:19:00

New Japan Pro Wrestling

Kota Ibushi won his second consecutive G1 Climax at today’s show in Ry?goku Kokugikan.

The full results were:

• DOUKI, El Desperado, Taichi and Zack Sabre Jr. def. Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano and YOSHI-HASHI
• Hiromu Takahashi and Shingo Takagi def. Minoru Suzuki and Yoshinobu Kanemaru
• Hiroshi Tanahashi, Jeff Cobb, Juice Robinson and Master Wato def. Gedo, Jay White, KENTA and Taiji Ishimori
• Great-O-Khan and Will Ospreay def. Kazuchika Okada and SHO
• EVIL and Yujiro Takahashi def. BUSHI and Tetsuya Naito
• G1 Climax final: Kota Ibushi def. SANADA

DOUKI pinned YOSHI-HASHI in the opening match after Taichi and Zack Sabre Jr. his the Zack Mephisto. DOUKI, Taichi and Sabre Jr. will likely challenge Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano and YOSHI-HASHI for the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships.

Hiromu Takahashi pinned Yoshinobu Kanemaru in the second match. BUSHI and Takahashi could challenge El Desperado and Kanemaru for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships.

Minoru Suzuki and Shingo Takagi continued to brawl after the second match. Suzuki defeated Takagi to win the NEVER Openweight Championship at SUMMER STRUGGLE in JINGU on August 29.

New Japan announced Wrestle Kingdom 15 will be a two-night event on January 4 and 5.

Wrestle Kingdom 14 was also a two-night event, but took place on a Saturday and Sunday. Wrestle Kingdom 15 will take place on a Monday and Tuesday.

Will Ospreay defeated SHO by submission with a figure-four leglock. It appears Ospreay’s new faction might be called The Empire.

EVIL defeated BUSHI by submission with the scorpion deathlock. After the match, he attacked Tetsuya Naito and held the IWGP Heavyweight Championship and IWGP Intercontinental Championship aloft.

After Ibushi’s victory, Jay White promised to defeat Ibushi for his IWGP Heavyweight Championship challenge rights certificate briefcase backstage.

Hiroshi Tanahashi has also officially challenged for KENTA’s IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship challenge rights certificate briefcase, it was revealed in a Tokyo Sports article.

Jon Moxley currently holds the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship. Due to the current travel restrictions, it is hard to guess when Moxley will next be able to defend the championship.

The Tokyo Sports article can be read here.

New Japan’s next big show is Power Struggle in EDION Arena Osaka on November 7. After today’s show, it would not be a surprise to see these matches take place at either Power Struggle or on the preceding tour:

• NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships: Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano and YOSHI-HASHI (c) vs. DOUKI, Taichi and Zack Sabre Jr.
• IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships: El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru (c) vs. BUSHI and Hiromu Takahashi
• NEVER Openweight Championship: Minoru Suzuki (c) vs. Shingo Takagi
• IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship challenge rights certificate briefcase: KENTA (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
• IWGP Heavyweight Championship challenge rights certificate briefcase: Kota Ibushi (c) vs. Jay White
• IWGP Heavyweight Championship and IWGP Intercontinental Championship: Tetsuya Naito (c) vs. EVIL

DDT Pro-Wrestling

DDT held a show in Osaka today produced by referee Yukinori Matsui.

The full results were:

• Hideki Okatani and Mizuki Watase def. Keigo Nakamura and Yukio Naya
• Danshoku Dieno, Hiroshi Fukuda and Kazuki Hirata def. Antonio Honda, Sanshiro Takagi and Toru Owashi
• Daisuke Sasaki def. Makoto Oishi
• HARASHIMA and Yasu Urano def. Kengo Takai and Naomi Yoshimura
• Jun Akiyama and Magnitude Kishiwada def. Akito and Shunma Katsumata
• CIMA, Soma Takao and Tetsuya Endo def. Chris Brookes, Kuishinbo Kamen and TSUBASA
• Billy Ken Kid and Konosuke Takeshita def. HUB and Yuki Ueno
• Kazusada Higuchi and Yukio Sakaguchi vs. Masato Tanaka and Shigehiro Irie – Time Limit Draw (30 minutes)

Pro Wrestling ZERO1

Pro Wrestling ZERO1 broadcasted two Fire Festival matches live on TwitCasting today.

The full results were:

• A block: Takuya Sugawara def. Towa Iwasaki
• B block: Yuko Miyamoto def. Tsugutaka Sato

Following today’s show, the updated Fire Festival standings are:

A block
1. T-Hawk (4-1 record): 19 points
2. Hartley Jackson (3-1 record): 15 points
3. Yuji Hino (3-2 record): 15 points
4. Takuya Sugawara (2-3-1 record): 13 points
5. Quiet Storm (2-2 record): 10 points
6. Yoshikazu Yokoyama (1-2-2 record): 10 points
7. Towa Iwasaki (0-3-1 record): 3 points

B block
1. Chris Vice (3-2-1 record): 18 points
2. Masato Tanaka (3-2 record): 15 points
-. Yuko Miyamoto (3-2 record): 15 points
4. Tsugutaka Sato (3-3 record): 15 points
5. Hayato Tamura (3-1 record): 14 points
6. Shogun Okamoto (1-2-1 record): 8 points
7. Takafumi (1-5 record): 5 points

All Japan Pro Wrestling

All Japan Pro Wrestling held a show in Toyama today.

The full results were:

• Hikaru Sato def. Black Menso~re
• Izanagi def. Francesco Akira & Hokuto Omori
• TAJIRI and Takao Omori def. Yoshitatsu and Yusuke Okada
• Zeus def. Chikara
• Kuma Arashi, Shotaro Ashino and Yusuke Kodama def. Dan Tamura, Shuji Ishikawa and SUWAMA
• Atsuki Aoyagi, Kento Miyahara and Yuma Aoyagi def. Jake Lee, Koji Iwamoto and Ryuki Honda

Dragon Gate

Dragon Gate held a show in Fukuyama Big Rose today.

The full results were:

• Naruki Doi, Punch Tominaga and Ryotsu Shimizu def. Kento Kobune, Susumu Yokosuka and Taketo Kamei
• Keisuke Okuda def. U-T
• Genki Horiguchi and Masato Yoshin def. Ben-K and Jason Lee
• BxB Hulk, Diamante and Kaito Ishida def. Dragon Kid, Shachihoko Boy and Ultimo Dragon
• Dragon Dia, Kota Minoura, Kzy and YAMATO def. Dia Inferno, Eita, H?Y?O and KAI

The Bodyguard appeared at today’s show to save the Toryumon Generation from R?E?D. He is scheduled to compete at The Gate of Destiny 2020 show in EDION Arena Osaka on November 3.

Dragon Gate will hold another show tomorrow in Matsue Kunibiki Messe.

The full card is:

• Genki Horiguchi, Kagetora and Ultimo Dragon vs. Kota Minoura, Problem Dragon and Yosuke Santa Maria
• Susumu Yokosuka vs. U-T
• Ben-K and Kzy vs. Diamante and Eita
• Don Fujii, Madoka Kikuta and Yasushi Kanda vs. Naruki Doi, Punch Tominaga and Ryotsu Shimizu
• Dia Inferno, H?Y?O, KAI and Kaito Ishida vs. Dragon Dia, Jason Lee, Keisuke Okuda and YAMATO

Dragon Gate has confirmed the cards for its The Gate of Victory 2020 tour shows on October 23, 24 and 25 and added two more matches to its Kobe Pro Wrestling Festival 2020 show on November 15.

The full cards for the upcoming The Gate of Victory 2020 tour shows are:

October 23 in Nanao Joyama Gymnasium
• Jason Lee, Keisuke Okuda and Yosuke Santa Maria vs. Naruki Doi, Ryo Saito and Ryotsu Shimizu
• Konomama Ichikawa vs. YAMATO
• Diamante and Kaito Ishida vs. Shachihoko Boy and Ultimo Dragon
• Ben-K and Kzy vs. Madoka Kikuta and Shuji Kondo
• BxB Hulk, Eita, H?Y?O and Takashi Yoshida vs. Dragon Kid, Genki Horiguchi, Masato Yoshino and Susumu Yokosuka

October 24 in Kimassi Kanazawa
• Genki Horiguchi, Kento Kobune and Shachihoko Boy vs. Jason Lee, Keisuke Okuda and Kzy
• Ben-K vs. Taketo Kamei
• Konomama Ichikawa, Masato Yoshino and Ultimo Dragon vs. Naruki Doi, Ryo Satio and Ryotsu Shimizu
• Diamante and Kaito Ishida vs. YAMATO and Yosuke Santa Maria
• BxB Hulk, Eita, H?Y?O and Takashi Yoshida vs. Dragon Kid, Madoka Kikuta, Shuji Kondo and Susumu Yokosuka

October 25 in Nara Centennial Hall
• Jason Lee and YAMATO vs. Punch Tominaga and Ryotsu Shimizu
• Kzy vs. Yasushi Kanda
• Dia Inferno, Diamante and Kaito Ishida vs. Dragon Dia, Keisuke Okuda and Kota Minoura
• Genki Horiguchi and Susumu Yokosuka vs. Kento Kobune and Taketo Kamei
• Ben-K, U-T and Yosuke Santa Maria vs. Dragon Kid, Kagetora and Shuji Kondo
• BxB Hulk, Eita, H?Y?O and Takashi Yoshida vs. Masato Yoshino, Naruki Doi, Ryo Saito and Ultimo Dragon

Dia Inferno and Dragon Dia will face each other in a singles match at Kobe Pro Wrestling Festival 2020, while Dragon Kid, Kagetora and Shuji Kondo will challenge for the Open the Triangle Gate Championships.

Diamante, KAZMA SAKAMOTO and Takashi Yoshida currently hold the Open the Triangle Gate Championships. They will face Naruki Doi, Punch Tominaga and Ryotsu Shimizu at The Gate of Destiny 2020 on November 3.

The winning team at The Gate of Destiny 2020 will face while Dragon Kid, Kagetora and Shuji Kondo at Kobe Pro Wrestling Festival 2020.

Pro Wrestling NOAH

Pro Wrestling NOAH celebrated Mohammed Yone’s twenty-fifth wrestling anniversary at its DISCO BALL show in Korakuen Hall today.

The full results were:

• Kinya Okada vs. Yoshiki Inamura – Time Limit Draw (15 minutes)
• Akitoshi Saito and Masao Inoue def. Alexander Otsuka and Mohammed Yone
• THE LEAVE MASK 1, THE LEAVE MASK 2 and THE LEAVE MASK 3 def. Haoh, Nioh and Tadasuke
• Daiki Inaba, Go Shiozaki and Kaito Kiyomiya def. Kaz Hayashi, NOSAWA Rongai and Takashi Sugiura
• Daisuke Ikeda, Ikuto Hidaka and Mohammed Yone def. Junji Tanaka, Naomichi Marufuji and Yuki Ishikawa

THE LEAVE’s three masked wrestlers were Hajime Ohara, Seiki Yoshioka and YO-HEY.

Pro Wrestling FREEDOMS

Pro Wrestling FREEDOMS held a show in Osaka today.

The full results were:

• Yuya Susumu def. Rekka
• Drake Morimatsu and Idea def. Dyna Mido and Tida Heat
• Dragon Libre and GENTARO def. Masato Kamino and Takato Nakano
• Brahman Kei and Brahman Shu vs. Minoru Fujita and Rina Yamashita – Double Countout
• Brahman Kei and Brahman Shu vs. Minoru Fujita and Rina Yamashita – No Contest
• Deathmatch: Mammoth Sasaki and Violento Jack def. Masashi Takeda and Tomoya Hirata
• Deathmatch: Daisuke Masaoka, Takashi Sasaki and Toru Sugiura def. Kamui, Kenji Fukimoto and Jun Kasai

FREEDOMS has also announced the full card for its show in Shin-Kiba 1st Ring on October 29.

The full card is:

• Brahman Kei and Brahman Shu vs. Kengo and Kuishinbo Kamen
• GENTARO vs. ‘X’
• Mammoth Sasaki and Violent Jack vs. Masamune and Takahiro Katori
• Dragon Libre and Yuya Susumu vs. Kamui and Kenji Fukimoto
• Deathmatch: Daisuke Masaoka, Takashi Sasaki, Tomoya Hirata and Toru Sugiura vs. Jun Kasai, Masashi Takeda, Minoru Fujita and Rina Yamashita

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