(NOAH) Event recap ~ Global Tag League Semi Finals (Tuesday, April 30th 2019, Yokohama Radiant Halls, Yokohama)
Yokohama Radiant Hall was once again filled to the brim as it had been on Monday, as people crowded in to every available space creating a very excited atmosphere. As an added bonus, people worldwide could watch the show via Noah's live streaming on the official YouTube channel, which added to the feeling of excitement and expectation (although the broadcast does start with some lag which always manages to correct itself). The arena being in total darkness as the Noah theme played before the screen flickered into life was slightly ruined when someone opened one of the stage doors...
Noah's new trainee is sticking it out (although I have noticed that I haven't seen the other two, and the new boy doesn't look like he has had his head shaved yet), and Kinya Okada was also at ringside too.
This was the last show of the Heisei era with the new regnal era, Reiwa, starting at midnight. It is a new era for Japan, and a new era for Noah.
Global Tag League
The Revolutionary Cloak Heroes (Mitsuya Nagai & Atsushi Kotoge) vs THE TOUGH (Yoshiki Inamura & Masa Kitamiya)
Yoshiki Inamura crouching in Sumo pose before running to the ring.
Atsushi Kotoge was a little more restrained today and not as hyper as he normally is. Mitsuya Nagai came to the ring in his cloak, but hidden under his sinister black coat and got shoved by Inamura.
Fight went to the outside, and Nagai used his chain in Inamura. Kotoge didn't attempt to stop him (I guess he has given up). Nagai chased him with the chain and the audience recoiled when he swung it at him, Inamura ducked and the chain thankfully hit the ringpost.
Kotoge's arm is still bandaged from his injury a few months ago, and he also headbutted Kitamiya, but not in the same way he had done Sugiura (Kitamiya probably had a slight headache, and not staples)
Naturally, Nagai started yelling at some "noisy old bags" who were cheering for Inamura, and Kotoge had to apologize for him.
The audience have their own rhythmic clap for when Kotoge does the "Revolutionary Cloak Splash".
Inamura put up a good fight, crowd very much behind him.
WINNER: Mitsuya Nagai with The Stretch Plum on Yoshiki Inamura (11 minutes and 5 seconds)
In the post match interview afterwards, The Revolutionary Cloak Heroes became a permanent team.
Stinger (Yoshinari Ogawa & YO-HEY) Vs The Backbreakers (Hajime Ohara & Hitoshi Kumano)
Hitoshi Kumano did not have his "TMDK" sticker on his big rice sponsorship paddle today.
Many people said that Yoshinari Ogawa and YO-HEY made a good team, and they want to see them enter Global Junior Tag League, even more than they want to see Ogawa and Suzuki.
YO-HEY went to use his crazy lock up, so Ohara just got him in a headlock. "GETZ" also failed to scare Ohara, or wind him up in any way. Ohara held the pose, and YO-HEY muttered something like the equivalent of, "wise guy, huh?"
Ohara vs Ogawa was sadly way too short
YO-HEY made out he had an injury to distract the referee from what Ogawa was doing to Kumano outside.
WINNER: YO-HEY with the Super Face G on Hitoshi Kumano (12 minutes and 20 seconds)
After the match Hitoshi Kumano was left lying on the canvas, Ohara just looked down at him and then walked off. Later in the backstage interview he dissolved The Backbreakers, tired of the fire having gone out of the team and their losing streak.
They are now enemies.
Naomichi Marufuji & RATELS (Daisuke Harada, Tadasuke & HAYATA) vs Shiro Koshinaka, Minoru Tanaka, Hi69 & Junta Miyawaki
Harada and Marufuji immediately getting off on the wrong foot, when they got into a tussle about doing Tadasuke's pose, and Marufuji decided he was going to climb on Harada's turnbuckle. Later, Harada decided he wasn't going to tag Marufuji in, and tagged HAYATA in. HAYATA (not as childish) got in the ring, and immediately tagged Marufuji in. Marufuji returned the favor, by tagging HAYATA in over Harada (the look on HAYATA'S face was priceless). The tension built between them during the match.
Crowd chanting for Koshinaka to start off against Tadasuke, and the two had a natural chemistry with Tadasuke doing his own butt attack.
Junta Miyawaki got Kawada Kicks from Marufuji (he took them a lot more politely than Kenoh), although Koshinaka did no sell Marufuji's chops. Junta had a very very close win over HAYATA, but he kicked out at the last moment.
WINNER: HAYATA with the Moonsault on Junta Miyawaki (14 minutes and 8 seconds)
After the match, RATELS did their handshake, but Harada wouldn't let Marufuji join in and kept either nudging him away, kicking him away and turning his back on him. In the end, Harada kicked him and threw him out of the ring.
Marufuji slapped his hands on the apron, but as he walked off, he went to pick up the IPW Junior Heavyweight title, but simply put his hand on it and looked back at RATELS.
When RATELS came to leave the ring, they found that Marufuji was blocking one entrance, and wisely Harada said they should take the other.
Marufuji watched them leave and then slowly closed the door (unfortunately the effect was slightly ruined as he was dancing around a bit).
Global Tag League
50 Funky Powers (Mohammed Yone & Quiet Storm) vs The Sugiura Army (Takashi Sugiura & KAZMA SAKAMOTO)
As Takashi Sugiura's theme "When Love Comes To Town" was muted due to copyright issues, I played the theme from "The Terminator"
Yone's fro has reached mighty proportions (and at one point he even rearranged it), and Sugiura was not impressed by the the Disco Fever ropebreak.
Lets just say about this match, that The Sugiura Army pretty much destroyed 50 Funky Powers, and there was a STIFF AS HELL punch exchange between Yone and Sugiura.
Crowd laughed and clapped when Sugiura imitated KAZMA'S high pitched shriek (it's like "eeeeeeeeeeee").
WINNER: KAZMA SAKAMOTO with the running knee on Quiet Storm (13 minutes and 57 seconds)
KAIOH (Kenoh & Kaito Kiyomiya) vs The Return of The Dark Agents (Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue)
The Return of The Dark Agents have been a force to reckon with this year, and not just the comedy act they were in 2017, with Inoue shedding the comedy routine for a while (although he and Kiyomiya did do some light comedy during a ropebreak, and there was some with Kenoh too, like when Kenoh repeatedly kicked him in the ass and the usual Inoue antics, bar falling off the turnbuckle).
Inoue had a lot of calls from the crowd, and lightened up a match that was going to have a dark ending.
Kiyomiya was looking worried and taking a slight deep breath again before getting in the ring.
Kenoh and Saito started off, both have a background in martial arts (Saito Karate and Kenoh Nippon Kempo, which he was teaching children recently), so their starting was very shoot...and Kenoh got things underway by kicking Saito, and a kick exchange followed. They exchanged some pretty stiff kicks when each knelt in turn to be kicked (although he recovered well, I think Saito's first kick took Kenoh somewhat by surprise).
Kenoh's always simmering jealously and resentment started to bubble to the surface when Kiyomiya accidentally caught him with a dropkick, but it erupted when after being knocked down by Akitoshi Saito and kept outside the ring by Masao Inoue (with help from a kick by Saito), he failed to get back in the ring, even though Kenoh tried to pull him back in.
The crowd screamed as Inoue held his legs to keep him out, and Kenoh pulled his arms to keep him in.
Kaioh were now out of Global Tag League.
They looked dumbfounded, and their fragile alliance collapsed. Never friends and never would be, they had not the trust between them to survive this loss.
WINNER: Akitoshi Saito when Kaito Kiyomiya was counted out (18 minutes and 48 seconds)
Then Kenoh's paranoia, his jealousy and his resentment burst to the surface. Getting on the microphone he told Kiyomiya (after grabbing his hair and yelling at him), "Today, we are finished" and he went on to say (voice increasingly arising in pitch) that everything Kiyomiya had been told to say had been told to him by the company...no not by Noah...by Lidet. Kenoh (echoing Ricky Choshu who he referenced) also told The Chairman of Lidet, that he wouldn't be his dog, and bark and wag his tail when commanded. He would make Noah a major group through his own power. Unlike Kiyomiya, who had been made a star by the company, not by his own merit.
Then he threw the microphone at Kiyomiya and stalked off still yelling.
Kiyomiya (upset) basically told him that he was being silly, and the words he spoke, where his own and he would create a new Noah by himself and if Kenoh wanted to fight him for it instead of standing by him, then so be it.
AXIZ (Katsuhiko Nakajima & Go Shiozaki) vs The Inferno (Yuji Hino & Maybach Taniguchi)
No smugness or evil grins from Nakajima, he was all business, and AXIZ knew that this was not a team to trifle with. When they were The Hooligans, they had beaten them for the GHC Heavyweight Tags before and left Shiozaki a bloody wreck, and if they wanted to make sure they didn't do it again, they had better concentrate. AXIZ knew that to take down these two monsters, they need to wear them down with kicks and chops, and this was one stiff as hell match as a result. There was nothing overly technical in it, just four guys beating the crap out of each other, and no one held back on anything.
This has made my "Match of The Year 2019" list
WINNER: Go Shiozaki with the lariat on Maybach Taniguchi (20 minutes and 27 seconds)
After the match, The Sugiura Army came out and faced off against AXIZ. Sugiura saying that he was looking forward to Korakuen as it would decide "the final battle" and who was the best team in it.
Nakajima told him, "you are a symbol of Noah's strength, but we will show you a new symbol of strength, AXIZ. Yes or No?"
The audience, said "No!"
Nakajima told them that they will say "Yes" next time, as AXIZ would do this for them.
As they left the ring, and Nakajima spoke to the crowd, Sugiura stood in the audience clapping and smiling with them.
Sugiura has two behaviors which mean you should start running before he cmes through walls to find you - standing still and staring at opponents, or smiling at you in or near to the ring.
ATTENDANCE: 360 (super no vacancy)
WITH THANKS TO: Abeshin, Shizushizu
PICTURE CREDITS: Noah GHC, PKDK
(NOAH) EVENT RECAP ~ GLOBAL TAG LEAGUE NIGHT NINE (MONDAY, APRIL 29TH 2019, YOKOHAMA RADIANT HALLS, YOKOHAMA)
"Someone who came to see Noah for the first time today was proud to say such a thing like "Pro Wrestling..."
Wrestling is amazing!
Noah is amazing!"
It was a rainy evening during the start of Japan's "Golden Week" holiday when Noah held their second to last event of the Heisei era in Yokohama, which went super no vacancy (and according to Mohammed Yone who was asking the fans to take care when going home in the weather, rain makes the afro slump).
To explain briefly by what is known as "Heisei", The Heisei era (each Japanese emperor is given an era name, and Heisei started on 7th January 1989) comes to a close on May 1st when Emperor Akihito will abdicate for his son, Crown Prince Naruhito, whose era name will be "Reiwa". Noah of course was born within the Heisei area.
A lot of new fans came to the venue today, people taking advantage of the holiday to bring family members and friends with them. It was noted that Noah had laid on extra seating, but these were swallowed up quickly, and people bought standing room only tickets, until there were no tickets left available.
Atsushi Kotoge celebrated his 14th debut anniversary today, while Tadasuke celebrated his 12th.
Given the total drama of both the crowd and Noah feeding off of it, I don't know how the venue is going to survive another show tomorrow (which will be live on Noah's official YouTube channel)
Quiet Storm vs Seiya Morohashi vs Junta Miyawaki
Lets just say that Quiet Storm took EVERYONE out, both the rookie and the veteran.
Good opening match.
WINNER: Quiet Storm with the 50cm lariat on Seiya Morohashi (8 minutes and 1 second)
Mohammed Yone & The Backbreakers (Hajime Ohara & Hitoshi Kumano) vs RATELS (Daisuke Harada, Tadasuke & HAYATA)
"Yone today...something has gotten bigger....his afro"
Daisuke Harada was uncomplimentary about Hitoshi Kumano in his post match promo saying that nothing has changed since the IPW Junior heavyweight match, and as nothing had changed, and he beat him so easily, he felt he should be "disqualified" from entering Global Junior League.
Tadasuke, however, said that heading into his 13th year in wrestling, he wanted to "Disco Fever".
WINNER: Daisuke Harada with the Katayama German Suplex on Hitoshi Kumano (10 minutes and 56 seconds)
Global Tag League 2019
The Return of The Dark Agents (Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue) vs THE TOUGH (Masa Kitamiya & Yoshiki Inamura)
"Stronger, tougher. Still hungry!"
In a huge twist today, and despite The Dark Agents being dominant, Yoshiki Inamura used Dr Death Steve William's move, the "Oklahoma Stampede" and picked up his first win over a senior.
Yokohama went absolutely insane for him, with people getting out of their chairs and on their feet to cheer.
WINNER: Yoshiki Inamura with the Oklahoma Stampede on Masao Inoue (14 minutes and 18 seconds)
Global Tag League 2019
The Inferno (Maybach Taniguchi & Yuji Hino) vs The Revolutionary Cloak Heroes (Atsushi Kotoge & Mitsuya Nagai)
Lots of paper tape for Atsushi Kotoge's debut anniversary.
Despite his "its not good education for the children", Atsushi Kotoge made an exception today, and threw Nagai's cloak to him, so he could choke one of The Inferno. Additionally, Kotoge also made no comment about Nagai using his chain as a corner rope (senior Referee Nishinaga saw it differently though, and Nagai was told off about it).
The chain also came into play when the fight went outside the ring and turned comical as the Sasumata wielded by Taniguchi, fought with the chain, wielded by Nagai.
Anniversary or no anniversary, Taniguchi destroyed Kotoge.
WINNER: Maybach Taniguchi with the Maybach Bomb on Atsushi Kotoge (15 minutes and 1 second)
KAIOH (Kaito Kiyomiya & Kenoh), Minoru Tanaka & Hi69 vs Naomichi Marufuji, Shiro Koshinaka & Stinger (Yoshinari Ogawa & YO-HEY)
For Kenoh (whom was taped today on the shoulder and arm which is unusual for him), this was round two with his obsession, Naomichi Marufuji, in almost as many days.
Marufuji (who has learned that to really rattle Kenoh, just be sarcastic to him), leaned on the ropes ignoring him, and so Kenoh stalked over to him and stuck his fist in his face.
Kenoh later also shrieked at Marufuji that the Kawada Kicks "did not hurt"....in which case its probably him telling the milder more level headed Marufuji that, and not short fused Toshiaki Kawada...
There was also a vicious chop kick battle between them.
YO-HEY also got caught in a kick chop battle, but between KAIOH. Hi69 also got chopped, albeit with Marufuji pulling his t-shirt over his head to do it.
When Marufuji and Kiyomiya faced off, it was hard to know who was more popular with the crowd with the arena seemingly split in half between them both.
Despite all the provocation, Marufuji generally still ignored Kenoh, and later to really wind him, sat on the ropes to hold them open like a junior would a senior.
Kenoh (even though his team had won) was not impressed.
At the end of the match, KAIOH did their usual pose, with Minoru Tanaka and Hi69 standing a little further back either side and kind of joining in, with Minoru Tanaka pulling a silly pose at one point and Hi69 laughing.
WINNER: Kaito Kiyomiya with the Tiger Suplex on YO-HEY (18 minutes and 18 seconds)
AXIZ (Go Shiozaki & Kaito Kiyomiya) vs The Sugiura Army (Takashi Sugiura & KAZMA SAKAMOTO)
"The main event of AXIZ vs Sugiura and KAZMA was insanely intense.
This is called a NOAH fight."
VERY hard hitting match, and it wasn't just Shiozaki vs Sugiura that was like something out of "The Golden Era" age of matches. Not one person in this match held back in any way, and Sugiura stood in the ring at the start and stared...not even moving a muscle...
At one point the fight went outside the ring, with Sugiura BATTERING Shiozaki.
WINNER: Katsuhiko Nakajima with the Vertical Spike on KAZMA SAKAMOTO (24 minutes and 46 seconds)
ATTENDANCE: 360 (Super No Vacancy)
WITH THANKS TO: Metal Noah, Abeshin, Pinkie Pie, Rembrandt, Gong Ex, Wrestling Lady Hiro, Take @4/30,
PICTURE CREDIT: NOAH GHC, PKDX, Tadasuke
(NOAH) EVENT RECAP ~ GLOBAL TAG LEAGUE NIGHT EIGHT (SUNDAY, APRIL 28TH 2019, YAMAGATA INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PLAZA (YAMAGATA BIG WING EXHIBITION CENTER 2)
Sporadic news and results coming out of today's show I am afraid, but I have managed to get together enough to put into an event report. There is some information on more matches than others.
YO-HEY, who was on autograph duty today, was given a gift of a handmade doll by a little girl.
Hi69 vs Hitoshi Kumano
WINNER: Hi69 with the European Clutch (9 minutes and 32 seconds)
The Sugiura Army (Takashi Sugiura & NOSAWA Rongai) vs Atsushi Kotoge & Junta Miyawaki.
"Hang in there, Junta!"
The referee stopped NOSAWA from kicking Kotoge when he had Sugiura on the ropes.
Junta Miyawaki so close today for his first win (and interestingly over NOSAWA), crowd were on the edge of their seats for it, but sadly he fell into Takashi Sugiura's clutches.
WINNER: Takashi Sugiura with the Boston Crab on Junta Miyawaki (12 minutes and 16 seconds)
GLOBAL TAG LEAGUE
The Inferno (Maybach Taniguchi & Yuji Hino) vs The Return of The Dark Agents (Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue).
Taniguchi bought the Sasumata to the ring as per usual (and used it on Inoue outside the ring)
At the end of the match, Hino walked off with it (and NOSAWA was photographed nearby staring)
WINNER: Akitoshi Saito with the Suicide Death (15 minutes and 32 seconds)
Stinger (Yoshinari Ogawa, Kotaro Suzuki & YO-HEY) vs RATELS (Daisuke Harada, Tadasuke & HAYATA).
Both teams started fighting the moment everyone was in the ring without even waiting for the bell to sound.
Yoshinari Ogawa managed to take out ALL of RATELS at one point (plus choking Daisuke Harada with a jacket)
Tense match with audience emotion running high
What will happen at Korakuen?
WINNER: Double count out (Daisuke Harada & YO-HEY, 19 minutes and 30 seconds)
AXIZ (Katsuhiko Nakajima & Go Shiozaki) & Hajime Ohara vs Naomichi Marufuji & 50 Funky Powers (Mohammed Yone & Quiet Storm).
WINNER: Quiet Storm with the Funky Buster Bomb on Hajime Ohara (19 minutes and 45 seconds)
GLOBAL TAG LEAGUE
KAIOH (Kaito Kiyomiya & Kenoh) vs The Tough (Masa Kitamiya & Yoshiki Inamura)
Inamura came rushing to the ring (the rookie way, which he will grow out of).
The match went outside the ring with Kenoh knocking Inamura down in the crowd. Inamura was said to have worked very hard today (he himself has said that he will never give up working hard and constantly learning).
WINNER: Kaito Kiyomiya with the Tiger Suplex on Yoshiki Inamura (20 minutes and 8 seconds)
WITH THANKS TO: Yumeho, Do Not Wait, Misako Kobayashi, Dragon
PICTURE CREDIT: Noah GHC
(NOAH) EVENT RECAP ~ GLOBAL TAG LEAGUE NIGHT SEVEN (SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH 2019, SENDAI PIT, SENDAI, TOHOKU)
"Sendai today was fun. I don't come every time, but among the fans, the fun and excitement is the best!"
Noah held the first of the four nights in a row leading up to the final night of Global Tag League at Korakuen Hall in Sendai PIT, Sendai today.
The trophies as usual were placed in the lobby with the scoreboard between them ("The Sugiura Army" are in the lead at 8 points currently)
There was the green light on ring before the show to honor Misawa.
Akitoshi Saito was on autograph duty today.
HAYATA vs Hi69
WINNER: HAYATA (9 minutes and 36 seconds)
The Sugiura Army (Takashi Sugiura & NOSAWA Rongai) vs The Backbreakers (Hitoshi Kumano & Hajime Ohara)
WINNER: Takashi Sugiura with the Olympic Slam on Hajime Ohara (10 minutes and 9 seconds)
GLOBAL TAG LEAGUE
50 Funky Powers (Mohammed Yone & Quiet Storm) vs The Revolutionary Cloak Heroes (Atsushi Kotoge & Mitsuya Nagai)
People where excited to see Quiet Storm return to action after suffering a concussion following a kick to the back of the head by Kenoh (Yone himself looked delighted)
Between Mohammed Yone and Atsushi Kotoge there was the usual Disco Fever vs Revolutionary Fist pose stand off (and at one point, Kotoge tried to get Yone to do the fist pose).
Mitsuya Nagai, when tagged in, said "Okay, Hero" to Kotoge.
WINNER: Mohammed Yone with the Funkybuster Bomb on Atsushi Kotoge (14 minutes and 16 seconds)
AXIZ (Katsuhiko Nakajima & Go Shiozaki) & Junta Miyawaki vs The Return of The Dark Agents (Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue) and Kikuchi Tsuyochi.
Tsuyochi turned up at the arena wearing a giant pink afro wig, fortunately he did not wear it to the match (although he may wear it when leaving the venue).
Katsuhiko Nakajima got his revenge against Masao Inoue for sneak pinning him at Korakuen Hall...
WINNER: Katsuhiko Nakajima with the Vertical Spike on Masao Inoue (18 minutes and 33 seconds)
GLOBAL TAG LEAGUE
The Inferno (Maybach Taniguchi & Yuji Hino) vs THE TOUGH (Masa Kitamiya & Yoshiki Inamura)
Yuji Hino looked sarcastic when Yoshiki Inamura tried to attack him, but this match (which went on a lot longer than expected) was only ever going to end one way...
WINNER: Yuji Hino with The Fucking Bomb on Yoshiki Inamura (16 minutes and 57 seconds)
KAIOH (Kaito Kiyomiya & Kenoh) & RATELS (Daisuke Harada & Tadasuke) vs Naomichi Marufuji & Stinger (Yoshinari Ogawa, Kotaro Suzuki & YO-HEY).
Kenoh, seeing that his obsession "Marufuji-Kun" was one of his opponents today, said that despite Marufuji's "various themes", which he believes is due to his regret in not being in the league, he is going to annihilate him.
Marufuji said yes, that's right, he does regret not entering the league, after all, he thought that Kenoh was far more exciting...
So when they were both finally in the ring, Kenoh stood scowling at Marufuji, Marufuji (knowing the best way to wind him up), acted not interested, and so Kenoh went up to him and stuck his fist in his face when his name was called.
However, Kenoh got his wish, and they started the match off, later they got into a chop\kick battle. Later, Kenoh put Marufuji in a heel submission hold, which Marufuji said there would be payback for due to his past issues with his knees and (most recently) his legs.
WINNER: Kaito Kiyomiya with the Tiger Suplex on YO-HEY (23 minutes and 5 seconds)
After the match, Ogawa once again extended his hand to Harada, and Harada took it, smiled, Ogawa seemed overjoyed at what he perceived as killing the body of RATELS by cutting of the head ...then all three of RATELS attacked Stinger and threw them outside of the ring.
Tadasuke said that his mind was at rest now about what was going on, and he could look forward to Korakuen Hall without any worries.
I have a feeling that Tadasuke might be taking a deep sigh of relief a little too soon.
KAIOH addressed the crowd with Kiyomiya thanking everyone for coming today, and remarking there were more people than last time, and that they would win Global Tag League.
ATTENDANCE: 296 people
WITH THANKS TO: Abeshin, Dragon
PICTURE CREDIT: Noah GHC, PKDX
IMPACT Wrestling Presents Rebellion from Toronto Live this Sunday, April 28 on Pay-Per-View, Streams Live Globally on FITE.tv
TORONTO – IMPACT Wrestling returns to pay-per-view this Sunday, April 28 for Rebellion live from the Rebel Entertainment Complex in Toronto, Canada. The three-hour extravaganza kicks off at 8:00 p.m. ET and will be distributed on cable, satellite and digital pay-per-view, including DISH, DirecTV, iN Demand, Vubiquity, Rogers, Bell, Shaw and Sasktel across North America, and streaming live globally exclusively on the FITE.tv app, which is now available on Sony PlayStation systems.
Tickets are still available at IMPACTWrestling.com for Rebellion on April 28, as well as television tapings for the flagship weekly show IMPACT! on April 29. Both shows emanate from Toronto’s Rebel Entertainment Complex.
In the main event of Rebellion, Brian Cage continues his quest to claim the top prize in IMPACT Wrestling, as he challenges IMPACT World Champion Johnny Impact in a rematch from Homecoming. This time, however, Canadian wrestling legend Lance Storm will serve as the special guest referee, who will keep a close eye on Impact’s underhanded shenanigans.
In a dream match that fans have been anticipating for months, IMPACT Hall of Famer and Toronto native Gail Kim comes out of retirement to battle third-generation superstar Tessa Blanchard.
The IMPACT World Tag Team Titles are on the line, as Champions the Lucha Brothers, Pentagon Jr. and Fenix, defend against former titleholders LAX, Santana and Ortiz, in a Full Metal Mayhem match, in what will be the final chapter of their heated rivalry.
IMPACT Knockouts Champion Taya Valkyrie will defend her gold against fast-rising powerhouse Jordynne Grace, who might be the one Knockout on the roster who can match power with the queen of the division.
The IMPACT X-Division Championship will also be on the line, as Rich Swann defends against oVe leader Sami Callihan. Their history runs deep and emotions will be at a peak when these two clash, as they were once as close as brothers.
For more information on how to order Rebellion, visit www.impactwrestling.com/impact-rebellion.
For more information about Rebellion on FITE.tv, including pricing details, visit www.FITE.tv. FITE.tv is a premium digital live streaming network that has presented over 1,000 live professional wrestling, mixed martial arts, boxing and other combat sports events since its launch in 2016. It is available online at FITE.tv, as an app on all iOS and Android devices, as well as Roku, Apple TV and Android TV boxes, and Sony Playstation systems.
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IMPACT Wrestling Partners with Reality of Wrestling for Deep Impact on July 6 in Houston
TORONTO | HOUSTON – IMPACT Wrestling teams up with Reality of Wrestling to present Deep Impact on Saturday, July 6, at the Booker T World Gym Arena near Houston, both promotions jointly announced.
Deep Impact will feature cross-promotional dream matches with the stars of IMPACT Wrestling battling the stars from Reality of Wrestling in the first-ever intra-promotional show.
Deep Impact will air live on IMPACT Wrestling’s Twitch channel.
Booker T is the owner of Reality of Wrestling, which has been training and developing top wrestlers from around the world since 2005. He had a legendary in-ring career himself, shining in WCW, WWE and IMPACT Wrestling – and he is a two-time member of the WWE Hall of Fame, including his 2019 induction with his brother Stevie Ray, as the WWE honored the 10-time tag team champions, Harlem Heat. He was the inaugural Legends Champion and a World Tag Team Champion (with Scott Steiner) during his run with IMPACT Wrestling.
“IMPACT Wrestling is always looking to expand the wrestling landscape and give fans more and more dream matches, and Deep Impact will do just that,” said IMPACT Executive Vice-President Scott D’Amore. “Joining forces with Booker T is an honor as he is one of the most respected wrestlers of all time.”
“Reality of Wrestling has always been about spotlighting young and fresh talent, so to be able to put our talented men and women on the same stage as those from IMPACT Wrestling, it’s going to be a night to remember,” Booker T said.
IMPACT Wrestling’s diverse talent roster features reigning World Champion Johnny Impact, plus Rob Van Dam, Brian Cage, Killer Kross, Eddie Edwards and Moose, among others. The IMPACT Knockouts division includes reigning Knockouts Champion Taya Valkyrie, third-generation star Tessa Blanchard, Madison Rayne, Rosemary, Su Yung and others.
Reality of Wrestling is the flagship of professional wrestling in the State of Texas, led by multi-time former ROW Champion Gino and featuring Mysterious Q, “Ruthless” Ryan Davidson, Terrale Tempo and the high-energy team of Zack Mason & Warren Johnson, among others. Reality of Wrestling airs on FITE TV every Sunday at 3:00 p.m. CST, on Reality of Wrestling’s official YouTube channel, and at realityofwrestling.com.
Matches for Deep Impact will be announced in May.
Tickets to Deep Impact are now available at: www.realityofwrestling.com/row-events/deep-impact-july-6th.
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(NOAH) EVENT RECAP ~ GLOBAL TAG LEAGUE NIGHT SIX (SUNDAY, APRIL 21ST 2019, MANDAIJIMA MULTIPURPOSE, NIIGATA)
This is the first time Noah had run this venue, and it was a great success with 865 people in attendance.
According to senior referee, Shu Nishinaga, it had formerly been a fish market. Fans went away saying how much they enjoyed the event.
The venue was light and airy with big glass panels and doors, the spring evening sunlight coming in made the winners trophies looked picturesque with the Shinano River in the background.
There was an atmosphere of excitement in the venue which carried over to social media from what pictures were available, but I am afraid that I don't have too much info on today's show.
Kinya Okada and Quiet Storm are both missing due to concussions.
Naomichi Marufuji was on autograph duty.
Mohammed Yone vs Hajime Ohara vs Seiya Morohashi
Said to be a unique match, with Ohara being "cool" and "the best".
Good opening match and a boost to the event.
WINNER: Mohammed Yone with the Kinniku Meat Buster on Seiya Morohashi (9 minutes and 12 seconds)
THE TOUGH (Masa Kitamiya & Yoshiki Inamura) vs Atsushi Kotoge & Junta Miyawaki
"Masa is strong, after Sugiura, he is the symbol of strength"
Atsushi Kotoge and Yoshiki Inamura did the "Revolutionary Fist Pose" (I think Inamura was probably being a little sarcastic)
Junta Miyawaki's martial arts training noted to be starting to come into effect, however, his shoulder tackle caused some concern especially as he seemed to be in pain when leaving the ring (and was leaning on Kotoge).
WINNER: Masa Kitamiya with the side suplex on Junta Miyawaki (12 minutes and 21 seconds)
GLOBAL TAG LEAGUE 2019
The Sugiura Army (Takashi Sugiura & KAZMA SAKAMOTO) vs The Return of The Dark Agents (Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue)
WINNER: Takashi Sugiura with the pin on Masao Inoue (11 minutes and 28 seconds - I think he might have given him a massive slap for the win)
Stinger (Yoshinari Ogawa, Kotaro Suzuki & YO-HEY) vs Naomichi Marufuji & RATELS (Tadasuke & HAYATA)
"The Shinano Riverside Match"
Yesterday, Marufuji said he wondered if he should join in with Tadasuke's fist pose. Delighted, Tadasuke urged him to as it would be a rare thing, and Marufuji said he would think about it.
He did it.
The match went through the doors to the marina outside. Fortunately no one fell in, although Marufuji later commented he had failed to throw anyone in (YO-HEY from the looks of things, which Tadasuke thought would have been very funny).
YO-HEY, however, said that the next time Noah come here he is going to bring with him a rubber ring and goggles...for Marufuji.
With Daisuke Harada being in a title match, there wasn't much progression on the storyline, but said to be a very good card.
WINNER: Double draw. I'm not too sure of the technicalities but it involved YO-HEY & HAYATA (19 minutes and 56 seconds)
AXIZ (Katsuhiko Nakajima & Go Shiozaki)vs Minoru Tanaka & Hi69
WINNER: Go Shiozaki with the lariat on Hi69 (15 minutes and 31 seconds)
IPW Junior Heavyweight Championship Match
Daisuke Harada vs Hitoshi Kumano
Intense match, which was likened to a Four Heavenly Kings title defense, which involved a nasty looking DDT on the ramp.
WINNER: Daisuke Harada with the Katayama German Suplex (17 minutes and 16 seconds)
GLOBAL TAG LEAGUE 2019
KAIOH (Kaito Kiyomiya & Kenoh) vs The Inferno (Maybach Taniguchi & Yuji Hino)
Kiyomiya has called Niigata "a land of memories" as it was here he won a belt for the first time (GHC Heavyweight tag with, ironically, Go Shiozaki in 2018.)
Intense fight between Kenoh and Yuji Hino (Hino doing his hands behind his back thing as someone kicks him\chops him etc), The Inferno almost had it won until Kiyomiya changed the tide with a dropkick and got the win with the Tiger Suplex.
Kenoh is going to resent playing second fiddle soon.
Kiyomiya said there was never any question of defeat as Niigata was the place he first put on a belt (the GHC Heavyweight Tag).
Kenoh added that they will win the Tag League and return to Niigata
WINNER: Kaito Kiyomiya with the Tiger Suplex on Maybach Taniguchi (17 minutes and 35 seconds)
ATTENDANCE: 865 (full)
WITH THANKS TO: Dragon, Noah GHC, BIG-FACE KOJI, Musui, Mina Moto
PICTURE CREDIT: Noah GHC, Naomichi Marufuji, PKDX
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Gursinder Singh Requests His Release From Impact Wrestling...
Posted By Andre Corbeil Of WrestlingWithWrestling.Com Apr 17, 2019
Impact Star Gursinder Singh has requested his release from the company.
The Desi Hit Squad member has shared a statement on requesting his release:
I can finally announce that I have requested my release from Impact Wrestling.
A lot of people may not have chose to do this if they were in my position because I’m in a comfortable spot,
But I have a mindset of never settling and always focusing on working towards my future.
Read his full statement below.
I can finally announce that I have requested my release from Impact Wrestling. A lot of people may not have chose to do this if they were in my position because I'm in a comfortable position, but I have a mindset of never settling and always focusing on working towards my future.
I would like to thank Scott D'Amore for believing in me and for noticing me at the impact trial. I did before I signed in 2017.
Also I would like to thank Ed Nordholm Don Callis Gama Singh Sonjay dutt Abyss Tommy Dreamer,and everyone else that helped me during my time there.
It's time to work harder than I ever have before and continue to evolve as I reach towards the next step. Keep an eye out because nothing is going to stand in my way until I get where I belong