“NEW YEAR’S EVE WRESTLING 2012”, 31/12/2012
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
0. Dark Match – Pro Wrestling Olympics Battle Royal: Amigo Suzuki defeated Chris Trance with the Mescal (3:40).
Other Participants: Jonathon Bader, Gabriel Wolfe, Negro Greco amd Chou-un Shiryu.
0. Dark Match: Mad Dog & Vixen defeated Cherry & Tetsuya Endo when pinned Endo with the Fire Bomb Combo (5:08).
1. Big Japan Vs DDT: Takao Soma defeated Kazuki Hashimoto with the Boma Ye (7:40).
2. Big Japan Vs KAIENTAI-DOJO: Shinya Ishikawa & Shinobu defeated Taishi Takizawa & Yuki Sato when Ishikawa submitted Sato with an Octopus Hold (9:44).
3. DDT Vs KAIENTAI-DOJO: TAKA Michinoku, Daigoro Kashiwa & HIROKI defeated MIKAMI, Masa Takanashi & Akito when Michinoku pinned Akito with the Michinoku Driver II (8:26).
–Judo Challenge: Kankuro Hoshino defeated Yuki Sato.
–Judo Challenge: Ayumu Honda defeated Gota Ihashi.
–Judo Challenge: Michael Nakazawa defeated Bad Bones.
–Quiz Challenge: Shigehiro Irie defeated Shinya Ishikawa and Kaji Tomato.
–Karaoke Challenge: Ricky Fuji “RUN AWAY” (29.14 pts) defeated MIKAMI “Tsukema Tsukeru” (25:14 pts) and Ryuichi Kawakami “Another Orion” (23.14 pts).
4. Cinderella Title – Royal Rumble: Mototsugu Shimizu defeated Makoto Oishi with a Cradle (15:08).
Other Participants: Emi Sakura, Bambi, The Winger, Karate Brahman, Yasu Urano, Mame Endo, Ken Ohka, Ricky Fuji, Atsushi Ohashi and Tomomitsu Matsunaga.
5. WHCTLC (Double Ring Hardcore Tables, Ladders & Chairs) Match: MASADA, Masashi Takeda & Hoshitango defeated Jaki Numazawa, Danny Havoc & Saburo Inematsu when MASADA pinned Inematsu with a Diving Elbow Drop (11:37).
6. Tag Team Gauntlet: Takao Omori & Manabu Soya defeated Tsutomu Oosugi & Hercules Senga, Tommy End & Michael Dante, Makoto Oishi & Hiro Tonai, Menso~re Oyaji & Golden Pine, Antonio Honda & Daisuke Sasaki, Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei, Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie and Sanshiro Takagi & Abdullah Kobayashi.
6a. Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei eliminated Antonio Honda & Daisuke Sasaki when Shu pinned Honda with a Horizontal Cradle (5:20).
6b. Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei eliminated Menso~re Oyaji & Golden Pine by Ring Out (1:52).
6c. Tommy End & Michael Dante eliminated Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei when Dante pinned Kei (3:33).
6d. Tommy End & Michael Dante eliminated Tsutomu Oosugi & Hercules Senga by Ring Out (1:40).
6e. Tommy End & Michael Dante eliminated Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie by Ring Out (3:12).
6f. Sanshiro Takagi & Abdullah Kobayashi eliminated Tommy End & Michael Dante by Ring Out (2:29).
6g. Takao Omori & Manabu Soya eliminated Sanshiro Takagi & Abdullah Kobayashi by Ring Out (0:13).
7. Fluorescent Lighttubes Death Match: Yuko Miyamoto, Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto defeated Ryuji Ito, Drake Younger & Ryuichi Sekine when Miyamoto pinned Sekine with the Fire Thunder (18:35).
8. Special Single Match: Osamu Nishimura defeated Hiroshi Fukuda with the Spinning Toe Hold (9:15).
9. Daisuke Sekimoto, Yuji Hino & Shuji Ishikawa defeated Hiro Tsumaki, Hideyoshi Kamitani & Tank Nagai when Sekimoto pinned Nagai with the German Suplex (9:59).
10. Big Japan Vs DDT Vs KAIENTAI-DOJO 3 Way Match: HARASHIMA & Danshoku Dino defeated Yoshihito Sasaki & Yuji Okabayashi and Kengo Mashimo & Shiori Asahi when HARASHIMA pinned Asahi with the Somato (16:39).
11. Bonus Match – Falls Count Anywhere: Abdullah Kobayashi defeated Shiori Asahi with the Diving Bakachinga Elbow Drop (4:05).
Other Participants: Everyone else who was still in the building.
New Year’s Eve in Korakuen Hall was a very busy day with many different promotions getting together to celebrate the final hours of 2012. DDT, Big Japan and K-DOJO got together to celebrate the alleged 100th Anniversary of pro wrestling with Shiori Asahi and his fellow generation of wrestlers leading the way and booking the show. With two rings set up beside each other in the arena, there was plenty of space for some crazy shenanigans.
An Olympic Games style competition between the three companies took place throughout the evening with a large percentage of the box office on the line for the winning side. Not only were there points on the line in matches but other non-wrestling contests such as Judo, karaoke and a quiz were part of the competition. Unfortunately after the main event Shiori Asahi lost track of the results and a winner could not be decided. So a special bonus match took place, a sudden death Falls Count Anywhere free for all between all the wrestlers who were still in the building. Abdullah Kobayashi got the pinfall on Asahi and got to close out the show with a speech.
Hiroshi Fukuda faced a big challenge in the form of Osamu Nishimura. He used many tricks from American wrestling such as the trick handshake, the 10 Punch in the corner and using the ropes to choke his respectful opponent. However, the difference in skill and experience was far too much and Nishimura targeted Fukuda’s knee. He broke him down from there and submitted the young Fukuda with the Spinning Toe Hold. After that match, Nishimura told Fukuda he knew about his love of American wrestling, but the 70’s style of American wrestling that Osamu knows is more deep and interesting than the 80’s style that Fukuda obsesses over. Fukuda didn’t listen and was convinced Nishimura used magic to beat him. Fukuda thinks Nishimura is the best magician he has ever wrestled and that he himself will have to increase his MP (magic points from RPGs) to go along with his physical stength and wrestling technique.
Despite being left in a bloody state, Ryuichi Sekine said that wrestling in the Fluorescent Lighttubes Death Match was a lot of fun.
Sanshiro Takagi & Abdullah Kobayashi went into the Tag Team Gauntlet determined to win. They named their team GET MILD for the match and appeared to have won after they eliminated the dominant duo of Tommy End & Michael Dante. But a surprise came when the actual GET WILD team from All Japan made their entrance as a last minute final entry. Takao Omori & Manabu Soya quickly eliminated Takagi & Kobayashi to easily win the Gauntlet.