News and Report Archive
7/29/2003 Chicken results and report
Shisa finally made his return today. Not much is known about where his allegiance will lie. Speculation is he will take Mishimas' spot in Seikigun M2K.
BATA appeared in a new costume, and with a golden microphone. Fujii interfered, stealing the microphone and singing the Dream Play song BATA performs.
CIMA will once again appear on the variety show Pacific Saury. He will also be appearing elsewhere, taking on the role of a punk who becomes a hero (or something like that, my Japanese isn't too good today)
Magu assaulted JUN heavily, then insulted him afterwards. The move he finished with is a Savate kick to the face. For those that have seen world, he debuted it there vs CIMA.
BATA interfered in match 5, hitting Fujii with his metal basin, leading to Genki getting the win. There will probably be a new feud started here.
Doi continued to team with fellow 5th term students, pulling out an upset victory here. V9 Clutch seems to be a Kido/Gannosuke Clutch. He called out Dotti after, saying he was representing the 5th term, not M2K here. He said Dotti was only an 8th term student, and challenged him for the BC title. After intitially refusing, Dotti was forced to accept by Okamura. The match will happen in Sapporo on 8/9.
-Mexico lineup announced
A lineup for the annual 8/31 Toryumon Mexico show was announced. taking place 9 days after the Japan debut. The highlights are 2 more debuts, including TARUcito 2, and a title defense for Taiji.
8/31/2003 Mexico, Gymnasium De
La Unida De Quatemoku
1. KONDO&CO vs. Manabu Katakami
2. Skayde vs. Saito Masuda (Debut)
3. Naoki Tanizaki, Manabu Murakami vs. Murcielago, Lambo Miura
4. Henry III Sugawara, Kei Sato, Shu Sato, Koichiro Arai vs. Mini CIMA, Small Dandy Fuji, SUWAcito, TARUcito 2(Debut)
5. Takayasu Fukuda, Keni'chi Hanai, Takeshi Minaminno vs. Vampiro, Negro Casas, El Dandy
6. UWA Welterweight Title
Taiji Ishimori vs. Fuerza Guerrera
7/23/2003 Korakuen results and report
Iwasa formally appealed to make the Iwasa Gundam a real unit. Deputy Schoolmaster Kanda said there would be a 15 game trial series, and if Iwasa Gundam members manage to score one vicotry in that time, then they would be granted the rights of a real unit.
Raimu, having been kicked out by M2K, joined Iwasa. Iwasa acted as his second in his match. Owashi dominated with his usual offense, and had Mishima pinned after a Nodowa. Iwasa pulled the referees' leg, stopping the count. Owashi was angered, and also KO'd Iwasa, piling him on Mishima for a double one foot fall....
After the No Contest in the 3 way, a 4 way match was made for the August Korakuen show, with all 4 units putting forth a team.
Magu made a lot of strong comments after his win, calling himself Toryumons' Only One. Among the generic self hype/Toryumon boosting talk, he stated his next challenger would be determined when he "felt it".......
7/20/2003 Results from Gifu, Toryumon/WPW news
Early matinee today. YASSINI and K-ness off due to injury. Taiji and Henry return to WPW tonight, as part of a 6 man. Mini CIMA and SUWAcito will be competing on 8/15 and 17 (a week before the X Japan Landing). Also, it seems WPWs' Scott Lost (who I have been assured doesn't suck like Ali Baba did) will come to Japan next weekend (or thereabouts). With the WPW exchange heating up a bit, I have posted a link to SoCalUncensored, the best place (by far) to keep up with WPW and other SoCal promotions. Nice people there, check them out.
7/19/2003- Gifu results.Taiji in the US
K-ness again had to cancel off today, more than likely his shoulder. Taiji and Henry competed for WPW last night, Taiji winning in 8:41.
Kawasaki results, 3 Way match made for Korakuen, Wrestlecrap......
As predicted, Owashi was the ItaConne X partner. He ended up taking the pin, after being hit by accident with the Blue Box by YASSINI. Owashi, of course, destroyed YASSI afterwards, and there was a lot of confusion and in-fighting among the ItaConne. It ended up with Milano challenging for a 3 Way match for the UWA 6 man titles at the upcoming Korakuen Hall show. Milano, YOSSINO, and Dotti will represent the ItaConne, and 3 undetermined participants will compete for CMAX. (Probably SUWA, TARU, JUN). Magnum vs. Fujii will be the main event at Korakuen. I notice I was linked in a recent Wrestlecrap update (pertaining to the Salseros and Yagi) so I figure I should give a little back story. Yagi was a fisherman, he had a similar fight style to Araken, that being the weird bald, headbutt style. He lost a Loser Grows his hair out match to Araken in December. In early January, when the Italian Connection announced they weren't really Italians, Yagi admitted he lied about being a fisherman, and was the son of a baker. Milano Collection banished him to his fathers bakery while his hair grew, so he could learn the trade. He was gone from January until June, when he returned and attacked SUWA with french bread, and changed his name.
7/13/2003 Hakata results
As expected, Fujii vs. Magu for the UDG belt will occur at the upcoming Korakuen Hall show.
7/12/2003 Sagaken results]
7/11/2003 Nagasaki results, World thoughts
As promised, World thoughts up here. TV listings updated with match lists for World and VamoAmi #54
7/10/2003- Fukuoka results, Matches for Hakata on Sunday
JUN vs. Shuji for the BC Jr. title is confirmed for the 7/13 Hakata show. Tenryu will be appearing, and the match may be WAR related, somehow. Hakata will air on Uno Dos Tres the same night at approx. 1:05, for you tape dealers who want to get your sources properly informed.
7/9/2003- Nobeoka results, Tenryu, Ultimo, Fujii
It seems Tenryu himself confirmed he would participate on the upcoming Hakata Star Lanes show, although it may not be a singles vs. Magu. Ultimo returns to Japan with the WWE on 7/14, taking part in the Smackdown! tour of Kobe. He will face Jamie Noble. Don Fujii continued his run of form, scorign another win by Nice*German
7/6/2003- Kagoshima results, Chikara result, Iwasa army.......
Last night, Koichiro Arai and Skayde competed in Chikara Pro, in their International Tag tournament. They didn't fair too well, losing in the first round to Mike Quackenbush and Chris Hero. Apparently on yesterdays' show...Anthony officially joined the Iwasa Gundan, which of course is Iwasas' make believe unit. Match 2 today was supposed to be K-ness vs. Stalker, but was changed at match time.
7/5/2003- Kumamoto results, Upcoming title matches
Magu vs. Fujii for the UDG belt will almost definitely occur at either 7/13 Hakata or 7/23 Korakuen. Also, today JUN challenged Dotti once again for the BC Jr. title, sometime in the upcoming Kyushu series. Tickets will go on sale for the X debut show on 7/10 through Info@Toryumon on GAORA. Dotti intruded on the main, and a mis-aimed blue box attack on Yagi led to him getting pinned.
7/4/2003- Oita results, FPZ edits
Same lineup as yesterday. Ryo breaks out the Messenger for the first time since his heel turn. I apologize if you have come looking for edits for FPZ, they are gone for various reasons, and will not be back.
7/3/2003- New tour starts, Injury
situation update, K-ness' new outfit (finally)
The post World tour began today, with only Mishima and BATAyan absent from the line up (Ironic, since they aren't injured.... I finally was able to see a pic of K-ness' new ring costume, and it really isn't as different as it was made out to be. The mask is the same, just silver coloured now, with some black outlines. His tights are the same, just black on one leg, silver on the other. The photo is now up in his profile, thanks Mariko!
X Japan debut announced!, Injuries, M2K split?, K-ness turn, Gaora
The Toryumon X Japan landing has been confirmed for 8/22 at Differ Ariake. This puts X 3 months ahead of the T2P schedule from 2001. In other news...Mochi recently said M2K would probably continue as 4 members, with Mishima out of the group, due to his failure at World. There has been a lot of idle talk about big unit shake-ups, with Owashi possibly entering M2K. The ItaConne split also yields many options, Yasshi, Dotti, and Yagi keeping the rudo route, Milano and YOSSINO going technico. K-ness' new outfit (which I still haven't seen) has been described to me as leaving no resemblance of Darkness Dragon, leaning more towards an Ultimo-esque appearance. He is another candidate for a turn, which is long overdue, as he is popular enough. The injuries continue to pile up. K-ness now additionally has a leg injury to go with his reported shoulder separation, and Milano & SUWA are also being nagged by aches and pains. The irony is, all the injuries were initially suffered at Kawagoe Pepe Hall Atlas, which now is said to be known as "Cursed Pepe" among the roster.....The new tour begins tonight, so we will see who has to miss time. Gaora schedule for August and the remainder of July up.