MICHINOKU PURORESU TAPES 2001

Battle Station Michinoku Puroresu 1/24/01 taped 1/14 Miyagi New World Sendai Tennis Club
-1hr 55min. Q=TV Master

Hiromi Yagi vs. Carlos Amano

CIMA & Pentagon vs. Tiger Mask & Kazuya Yuasa

Gran Hamada vs. junji.com

The Great Sasuke & Magnum TOKYO & Sanshiro Takagi vs. Poison Sawada JULIE & Shigeo Kato & Shinigami

Battle Station Michinoku Puroresu 3/21/01 Lucha Pack Nisshi 2001 Kaimakusen taped 3/10/01 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 55min. Q=TV Master

Daisuke Sekimoto vs. Chinnen Hokkai

Kazuya Yuasu vs. Ryuji Ito

MEN'S Teio & Shiryu II vs. Hideki Nishida & Fujin

Jinsei Shinzaki vs. Tsubo Genjin

British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Tiger Mask vs. Masaaki Mochizuki

The Great Sasuke & Gran Hamada & Dick Togo vs. Pentagon & Sasuke The Great & Apache

Battle Station Michinoku Puroresu 4/4/01 Lucha Pack Nisshi 2001 Saishusen taped 3/25/01 Miyagi Zepp Sendai
-1hr 55min. Q=TV Master

Masao Orihara vs. Chinnen Hokkai

Hideki Nishida vs. Fujin

Jinsei Shinzaki vs. Tsubo Genjin

Man & Woman Mixed Tag Match: Gran Hamada & Tiger Mask & Ayako Hamada vs. Pentagon & Apache & Faby Apache

The Great Sasuke & Mr. Cacao vs. Dick Togo & Kazuya Yuasa

Michinoku Lucha TV #42 4/18/01
-1hr 55min. Q=TV Master

3/1 Tokushima Shiritsu Taiikukan

Future Champ League V6: Kazuya Yuasa vs. ?. Typical rookie match where they stick to the basics. 4:09 shown

Gran Hamada & MEN'S Teio vs. Pentagon & Masaaki Mochizuki. More toward the Lucha style of Mexico than we usually see in Michinoku.Hamada, who bled, was the best in the match even though he usually worked with Pentagon, who doesn't add much. Mochizuki & Teio weren't in focus and didn't do anything special. **1/2

The Great Sasuke & Dragon Kid & Tokushima Ramen Mask vs. CIMA & Big (Sumo) Fuji & Apache. Tokushima Ramen is kind of like Curry Man except the bowl on his head has "ramen" in it. Spectacular match. It wasn't so much the moves, but the display of athleticism by the technicos. One neat spot was Sasuke doing his senton atomico onto CIMA, who was on the apron, and then rolling through so he landed on the floor. The match was uneven and contained a lame finish, but it was awesome when the technicos had their aerial attack going. ***3/4

Tiger Mask vs. Jinsei Shinzaki. Some big spots throughout, but the pace was awfully slow and the match was marred by poorly sold submissions that were locked in forever. Based on their handling of the submissions, I was shocked that the match actually ended with one. It should have been a good match considering who was in it, but beyond all the other problems it only lasted a little more than 9 minutes. **

3/18/01 Iwate Yahaba Chomin Sogo Taiikukan

Future Champ League V6: Kazuya Yuasa vs.Urban Ken. Ken wasn't as good as usual, but it seemed okay for what it was. 4:40 shown

Gran Hamada & Dick Togo & Tiger Mask vs. Pentagon & Apache & Shinigami. Not one of the classic Michinoku tags, but contained 5 minutes of really good, even though not overly dramatic, minutes. Togo was the standout even though it's pretty much a waste to have him on the technico side. ***1/4

NWA World Middleweight Title Match: The Great Sasuke vs. Masao Orihara. I was really disappointed with this match. The structuring was poor, and it didn't seem to go anywhere. It came off lame when they were both acting half dead because the offense didn't warrant it. **

Michinoku Lucha TV #43 4/27/01
-1hr 55min. Q=TV Master

3/20 Omori Kenmin Taiikukan

Tiger Mask vs. Urban Ken

Gran Hamada & Dick Togo vs. Pentagon & Apache

Jinsei Shinzaki vs. Tsubo Genjin

The Great Sasuke vs. Kazuya Yuasa

3/24 Fukushima

Ayako Hamada vs. Faby Apache

Gran Hamada & Tiger Mask & Hideki Nishida vs. The Great Sasuke & Dick Togo & Kazuya Yuasa

Battle Station Michinoku Puroresu 5/16/01 Golden Week Series taped 5/4 Miyagi
-1hr 55min. Q=TV Master

Hideki Nishida vs. Pentagon Black

Kazuya Yuasa vs. Gedo

The Great Sasuke & Dick Togo vs. Gran Hamada & Tiger Mask

Full match list coming soon

Battle Station Michinoku Puroresu 6/25/01 taped 6/17 Hokkaido Sapporo Tsukisappu Green Dome
-1hr 55min. Q=TV Master

Tiger Mask & Hideki Nishida & Mr. Cacao vs. Gedo & Pentagon Black & Chad Collyer

P*MIX GRAND PRIX Title Match: Gran Hamada & Ayako Hamada vs. Masao Orihara & Etsuko Mita

Jinsei Shinzaki vs. Mohammad Yone

The Great Sasuke & Hayabusa & Alexander Otsuka vs. Dick Togo & MEN'S Teio & Ricky Fuji

Full match list coming soon

Michinoku Lucha TV #45 6/25/01
-1hr 55min. Q=TV Master

6/9 Iwate

Jinsei Shinzaki & Chinnen Hokkai vs. Dick Togo & MEN'S Teio

The Great Sasuke & Gran Hamada & Brazo De Plata vs. Pentagon Black & Chad Collyer & Fuujin

6/10 Miyagi

Chinnen Hokkai vs. Ryuji Ito

Tsubo Genjin vs. Hideki Nishida

Brazo De Plata & Mr. Cacao vs. Pentagon Black & Chad Collyer

The Great Sasuke & Gran Hamada & Dick Togo vs. Jinsei Shinzaki & MEN'S Teio & Tiger Mask

Battle Station Michinoku Puroresu 9/3/01 LOVE Michinoku taped 8/19/01 Miyagi New World Sendai Outdoor Ring
-1hr 55min. Q=TV Master

Chinnen Hokkai vs. Macho Pump

Perro Russo vs. Curry Man

Man vs. Woman Mixed Match: Tsubo Genjin vs. Hiromi Yagi

Elimination Tag Match: Masao Orihara & Hideki Nishida vs. Dick Togo & Psychic

Gran Hamada vs. Pentagon Black

IWGP Junior Tag Title Match: Jado & Gedo vs. The Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask 18:17. Jado & Gedo can have good matches when the opposition is up to it. It doesn't take too much, just the motivation to provide the offense that makes up for their lulls in the action. Sasuke & Tiger came out blazing, and were spectacular when they were on offense, which actually wasn't that much. However, they impressed us right off the bat, and then went right to their best moves when they finally made their comeback. Tiger as in top form, crisp, quick, countering nicely, and Sasuke was flying all over the place. Jado & Gedo were fine because their job was to slow the faces down and be the base for their flying. They basically just played heel, double teaming the faces and roughing them up. Their blows had noticably more on them than they tend to in NJ, but I suppose it helps when the opponents are motivated and the fans are cheering. Sasuke put Jado on a table and tried a senton atomico to the floor, pretty much overshooting the table so there was nothing to break his fall. He was down for a little while, but, as usual, was able to keep on going as if nothing happened. I didn't really care for the finish where Sasuke was prepared to leap off the top, but Jado threw a chair at him, knocking him off the top so Gedo could hit his complete shot, but I suppose the cheapness adds to Jado & Gedo's allure, so to speak.

Keiji Muto & Hakushi vs. Tatsutoshi Goto & Hiro Saito

Michinoku Lucha TV #48 9/14/01
-1hr 55min. Q=TV Master

taped 8/12/01 Aomori Kenmin Taiikukan

The Great Sasuke vs. Apache

Dick Togo vs. Masao Orihara

Tiger Mask vs. Curry Man

taped 8/18 Yamagata

The Great Sasuke & Masao Orihara vs. Dick Togo & Gedo

Gran Hamada & Tiger Mask vs. Pentagon Black & Curry Man

Full match list coming soon

Michinoku Lucha TV #49 10/13/01
-1hr 55min. Q=TV Master

9/8 Iwate: The Great Sasuke & Masao Orihara & Hideki Nishida & Kentaro Mori vs. Dick Togo & Tomohiro Ishii & Yoshino & Stevie "Brother" Tsujimoto

9/16 Miyagi

Tiger Mask & Kentaro Mori vs. Stevie "Brother" Tsujimoto & Yoshino

Masao Orihara & Hideki Nishida vs. Dick Togo & Psychic

NWA World Middleweight Title Match: The Great Sasuke vs. Tomohiro Ishii

10/6 Yamagata: The Great Sasuke & Hideki Nishida vs. Dick Togo & Psychic

10/8 Miyagi New World Sendai Tennis Club: SASUKE & Sasuke The Great vs. Dick Togo & Tomohiro Ishii

Battle Station Michinoku Puroresu 11/14/01 Michinoku Futari Tabi 2001 taped 11/4 Tokyo Zepp Sendai
-1hr 55min. Q=TV Master

Jikan Musegen Elimination Captain Fall Match: The Great Sasuke & Tiger Mask & Masao Orihara & Devilman vs. Dick Togo & Gedo & Psychic & Pentagon Black

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Michinoku Lucha TV #50 11/16/01
-1hr 55min. Q=TV Master

Michinoku Futari Tabi 2001 Koshikisen: Gran Hamada & Pentagon Black vs. Dick Togo & Gedo

11/2/01 Akita: Gran Hamada & Hideki Nishida vs. Pentagon Black & Psychic

Michinoku Futari Tabi 2001 Keshosen, Intercontinental Tag Senshuken Oza Ketteisen: The Great Sasuke & Masao Orihara vs. Dick Togo & Gedo

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Battle Station Michinoku Puroresu 12/19/01 taped 12/1 Okayama Kurashiki Taiikukan
-1hr 55min. Q=TV Master

Tiger Mask & Masao Orihara & Hideki Nishida vs. Dick Togo & Thunderbird Como & Psychic

NWA World Middleweight Title Match: The Great Sasuke vs. Curry Man

Full match list coming soon

Michinoku Lucha TV #51 12/21/01
-1hr 55min. Q=TV Master

11/29/01 Fukuoka

Kazuya Yuasa & Chinnen Hokkai vs. Beef Wellington & Hi69

Tiger Mask vs. Hideki Nishida

The Great Sasuke vs. Thunderbird Como

Gran Hamada & Masao Orihara & Macho Pump vs. Dick Togo & Curry Man & Psychic

12/2/01 Fukushima

Tiger Mask & Hideki Nishida vs. Kazuya Yuasa & Chinnen Hokkai

Gran Hamada & Macho Pump vs. Curry Man & Thunderbird Como

HANZO vs. Amazon Kid

The Great Sasuke & Masao Orihara vs. Dick Togo & Psychic

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