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NJPW WRESTLING DONTAKU NIGHT ONE, AJPW CHAMPION CARNIVAL WINNER, NOAH AND MORE FROM JAPAN

By Oliver Taylor on 2021-05-03 11:58:00

All Japan Pro Wrestling

Jake Lee won All Japan Pro Wrestling’s Champion Carnival tournament today and will officially challenge SUWAMA for the Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship at All Japan’s show on May 16 in Ota Ward Gymnasium.

The full results from today’s show were:

• Izanagi, UTAMARO and Zeus def. Dan Tamura, Francesco Akira and Hikaru Sato
• Hokuto Omori, Kuma Arashi, TAJIRI and Yusuke Kodama def. Black Menso~re, Ryuki Honda, Takao Omori and Yoshitatsu
• Champion Carnival: Shotaro Ashino def. Koji Doi
• CIMA, El Lindaman and T-Hawk def. Atsuki Aoyagi, Koji Iwamoto and Rising HAYATO
• Champion Carnival: Yuma Aoyagi def. Kohei Sato
• Champion Carnival: Shuji Ishikawa def. SUWAMA
• Champion Carnival: Jake Lee def. Kento Miyahara

Following today’s show, the final Champion Carnival standings are:

1. Jake Lee (6-3 record): 12 points
2. Kento Miyahara (5-4 record): 10 points
-. Kohei Sato (5-4 record): 10 points
-. SUWAMA (5-4 record): 10 points
-. Shuji Ishikawa (5-4 record): 10 points
-. Yuma Aoyagi (5-4 record): 10 points
-. Zeus (5-3-1 record): 10 points
8. Shotaro Ashino (4-5 record): 8 points
9. Shinjiro Otani (2-6-1 record): 4 points
10. Koji Doi (1-6-2 record): 2 points

Yuma Aoyagi defeated Kohei Sato to take Sato out of the running to win the tournament and Sato challenged Aoyagi to a World Tag Team Championships match afterwards. It would be worth noting that Shuji Ishikawa, who has teamed with Sato as the Twin Towers tag team in the past, defeated Kento Miyahara (who holds the World Tag Team Championships with Aoyagi) during the tournament.

New Japan Pro Wrestling

New Japan Pro Wrestling held the first night of Wrestling Dontaku today in Fukuoka Convention Center.

The full results were:

• Dick Togo, EVIL, Taiji Ishimori and Yujiro Takahashi def. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Master Wato, Tiger Mask and Toru Yano
• Kazuchika Okada, SHO and YOH def. El Desperado, Minoru Suzuki and Yoshinobu Kanemaru
• BUSHI, SANADA, Shingo Takagi and Tetsuya Naito def. Aaron Henare, Great-O-Khan, Jeff Cobb and Will Ospreay
• Zack Sabre Jr. def. Tanga Loa
• Ladder: Taichi def. Tama Tonga
• NEVER Openweight Championship: Jay White def. Hiroshi Tanahashi (c)

By defeating Tanga Loa, Zack Sabre Jr. earned himself and Taichi a future opportunity for the IWGP Tag Team Championships.

Jay White defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the NEVER Openweight Championship in the main event. White challenged David Finlay afterwards, citing his loss to Finlay in the New Japan Cup.

New Japan will hold the second night of Wrestling Dontaku tomorrow in Fukuoka Convention Center. The full card is:

• DOUKI, Taichi and Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Jado, Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa
• Kazuchika Okada and SHO vs. Minoru Suzuki and Yoshinobu Kanemaru
• Aaron Henare, Great-O-Khan and Jeff Cobb vs. BUSHI, SANADA and Tetsuya Naito
• EVIL, Jay White, KENTA, Taiji Ishimori and Yujiro Takahashi vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Master Wato, Ryusuke Taguchi and Toru Yano
• IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship: El Desperado (c) vs. YOH
• IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Will Ospreay (c) vs. Shingo Takagi

El Desperado will attempt his first defense of the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship against YOH.

Will Ospreay will attempt his first defense of the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship against Shingo Takagi in the main event. The winner of the match will defend the title against Kazuchika Okada on the second night of Wrestle Grand Slam on May 29 in the Tokyo Dome.

New Japan has uploaded AJ Styles versus Okada onto its YouTube channel.

Pro Wrestling NOAH

Pro Wrestling NOAH aired an empty arena show today on WRESTLE UNIVERSE.

The full results were:

• Kotaro Suzuki, NOSAWA Rongai and YO-HEY def. Kai Fujimura, Kinya Okada and Yasutaka Yano
• Kendo Kashin def. Masao Inoue
• Katsuhiko Nakajima, Masa Kitamiya and Nioh def. Akitoshi Saito, Mohammed Yone and Shuhei Taniguchi
• Kaito Kiyomiya def. Ikuto Hidaka
• HAYATA, Seiki Yoshioka, Yoshinari Ogawa and Yuya Susumu def. Atsushi Kotoge, Daisuke Harada, Hajime Ohara and Junta Miyawaki
• Masato Tanaka def. Yoshiki Inamura
• Masaaki Mochizuki and Naomichi Marufuji def. Kazunari Murakami and Takashi Sugiura

Konosuke Takeshita made a surprise appearance at the show to confront Kaito Kiyomiya. The two young stars will face off in tag team action – Kiyomiya and Yoshiki Inamura versus Takeshita and Yuki Ueno – at the CyberFight Festival on June 6 in Saitama Super Arena.

Yuya Susumu challenged Atsushi Kotoge for the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship, which Kotoge accepted under the condition that Daisuke Harada and Hajime Ohara could challenge HAYATA and Yoshinari Ogawa for the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships. Both matches will take place at NOAH’s show on May 30 in Ota Ward Gymnasium.

NOAH has announced the full card for its show on May 15 in Korakuen Hall and partial cards for its shows on May 22 in Yokohama Radiant Hall, May 23 in Niigata and May 30 in Ota Ward Gymnasium. The announced cards are:

May 15 in Korakuen Hall
• Kinya Okada vs. Yasutaka Yano
• Haoh, Nioh and Tadasuke vs. Kotaro Suzuki, NOSAWA Rongai and YO-HEY
• Atsushi Kotoge and Junta Miyawaki vs. Seiki Yoshioka and Yuya Susumu
• Kaito Kiyomiya and Yoshiki Inamura vs. Masaaki Mochizuki and Masato Tanaka
• Akitoshi Saito, Masao Inoue, Mohammed Yone and Shuhei Taniguchi vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima, Kenoh, Manabu Soya and Masa Kitamiya
• Kazunari Murakami and Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Kazuyuki Fujita and Takashi Sugiura
• Daisuke Harada, Hajime Ohara and Naomichi Marufuji vs. HAYATA, Keiji Mutoh and Yoshinari Ogawa

May 22 in Yokohama Radiant Hall
• Atsushi Kotoge, Daisuke Harada, Hajime Ohara and Junta Miyawaki vs. HAYATA, Seiki Yoshioka, Yoshinari Ogawa and Yuya Susumu
• Kaito Kiyomiya vs. NOSAWA Rongai

May 23 in Niigata
• Atsushi Kotoge, Daisuke Harada and Hajime Ohara vs. HAYATA, Seiki Yoshioka and Yoshinari Ogawa
• Kaito Kiyomiya and Yoshiki Inamura vs. Naomichi Marufuji and Takashi Sugiura

May 30 in Ota Ward Gymnasium
• GHC National Championship: Takashi Sugiura vs. Kazushi Sakuraba
• Seiki Yoshioka vs. YO-HEY
• GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships: HAYATA and Yoshinari Ogawa (c) vs. Daisuke Harada and Hajime Ohara
• GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship: Atsushi Kotoge (c) vs. Yuya Susumu
• Keiji Mutoh and Masato Tanaka vs. Masakatsu Funaki and Naomichi Marufuji

Big Japan Pro Wrestling

Big Japan Pro Wrestling held a show today in Sendai PIT.

The full results were:

• Keiki Suzuki def. Kazumasa Yoshida
• Yuya Aoki def. Kosuke Sato
• Daichi Hashimoto, Kazuki Hashimoto and Kota Sekifuda def. Brahman Kei, Brahamn Shu and Yuji Okabayashi
• Deathmatch: Abdullah Kobayashi, Jaki Numazawa, Kankuro Hoshino and Ryuji Ito def. Drew Parker, Takumi Tsukamoto, Yuki Ishikawa and Yuko Miyamoto
• Hideyoshi Kamitani and Takuya Nomura def. Akira Hyodo and Yasufumi Nakanoue
• Daisuke Sekimoto def. Isami Kodaka

Big Japan will hold the first show of its Hokkaido tour tomorrow. The full card is:

• Kazumasa Yoshida vs. Kota Sekifuda
• Jaki Numazawa vs. Masaki Morihiro vs. Yuichi Taniguchi
• Kazumi Kikuta and Kosuke Sato vs. Kazuki Hashimoto and Keiki Suzuki
• Deathmatch: Abdullah Kobayashi, Drew Parker and Hideyoshi Kamitani vs. Akira Hyodo, Kankuro Hoshino and Ryuji Ito
• Deathmatch: Yuki Ishikawa vs. Yuko Miyamoto
• Daichi Hashimoto and Daisuke Sekimoto vs. Yasufumi Nakanoue and Yuya Aoki
• BJW Tag Team Championships: Fuminori Abe and Takuya Nomura (c) vs. Shigehiro Irie and Yuji Okabayashi

Fuminori Abe and Takuya Nomura will attempt their first defense of the BJW Tag Team Championships against Shigehiro Irie and Yuji Okabayashi in the main event.

DDT Pro-Wrestling

DDT Pro-Wrestling will air an empty arena show tomorrow on WRESTLE UNIVERSE.

The full card is:

• Antonio Honda vs. Danshoku Dieno vs. Kikutaro
• Akito vs. Mad Paulie
• KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Championships: Chikara, Nabe Yakan, Sanshiro Takagi and Yukio Naya (c) vs. Hideki Okatani, Keigo Nakamura, Toi Kojima and Yuya Koroku
• Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo and Yuji Hino vs. Kazusada Higuchi, Yuki Iino and Yukio Sakaguchi vs. Konosuke Takeshita, MAO and Shunma Katsumata
• DDT Extreme Championship and Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship: Chris Brookes vs. Saki Akai
• HARASIMA, Kazuki Hirata and Toru Owashi vs. Jun Akiyama, Makoto Oishi and Yusuke Okada
• DDT Universal Championship: Yuki Ueno (c) vs. Soma Takao

Chikara, Nabe Yakan, Sanshiro Takagi and Yukio Naya will attempt their first defense of the KO-D 8-Man Tag Team Championships against Hideki Okatani, Keigo Nakamura, Toi Kojima and Yuya Koroku.

Konosuke Takeshita will made his return to DDT after a brief American excursion to appear in All Elite Wrestling against the team of Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo and Yuji Hino and the team of Kazusada Higuchi, Yuki Iino and Yukio Sakaguchi in a three-way tag team match.

Chris Brookes will attempt his second defense of the DDT Extreme Championship against Saki Akai.

Yuki Ueno will attempt his fifth defense of the DDT Universal Championship against Soma Takao in the main event.

Pro Wrestling ZERO1

Pro Wrestling ZERO1 will hold a show tomorrow in Sapporo.

The full card is:

• Junya Matsunaga vs. Takumi Baba
• Kuma Kichi vs. Shoki Kitamura vs. Takuya Sugawara
• Chris Vice and Yoshikazu Yokoyama vs. Tsugutaka Sato and Yuya Aoki
• Daichi Hashimoto and Kosuke Sato vs. Hartley Jackson and Takafumi
• Noriyuki Yoshida vs. Shinjiro Otani
• CIMA and Daisuke Sekimoto vs. Hayato Tamura and Masato Tanaka

 

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