AJPW ALL JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING 2009 DVD VHS
Zen Nihon Puroresu Tapes Videos


AJ BBanquet Live Special 1/2/09 Tokyo Korakuen Hall 2009 Shinshun Shining Series
-2hr 50min. Q=Perfect

Nobutaka Araya vs. Hiroshi Yamato

TARU & Joe Doering vs. Seiya Sanada & Manabu Soya

Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Zodiac

81st Asia Tag Title Decision Tournament 1st Round: Osamu Nishimura & Masanobu Fuchi vs. Taiyo Kea & MAZADA

81st Asia Tag Title Decision Tournament 1st Round: Minoru Suzuki & NOSAWA Rongai vs. Hate & "brother" YASSHI

81st Asia Tag Title Decision Tournament 1st Round: Satoshi Kojima & KAI vs. Suwama & Ryuji Hijikata

81st Asia Tag Title Decision Tournament 1st Round: Keiji Muto & Kaz Hayashi vs. Shuji Kondo & Ryota Hama

15 Man Heavyweight Battle Royal: Zodiac & Yoshihiro Takayama & Satoshi Kojima & Suwama & Joe Doering & Taiyo Kea & TARU & Keiji Muto & Seiya Sanada & Manabu Soya & Minoru Suzuki & Hate & Osamu Nishimura & Ryota Hama & Nobutaka Araya.

AJPW Battle Station 1/21/09 2009 Shinshun Shining Series taped 1/3/09 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Perfect

Kikutaro vs. Nobutaka Araya

Taiyo Kea & MAZADA & TAKEMURA vs. Hiroshi Yamato & Seiya Sanada & Manabu Soya

81st Asia Tag Title Decision Tournament Semifinal: Osamu Nishimura & Masanobu Fuchi vs. Satoshi Kojima & KAI

81st Asia Tag Title Decision Tournament Semifinal: Minoru Suzuki & NOSAWA Rongai vs. Keiji Muto & Kaz Hayashi

Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Joe Doering

TARU & Hate & Zodiac & "brother" YASSHI vs. Suwama & Shuji Kondo & Ryuji Hijikata & Ryota Hama

81st Asia Tag Title Decision Tournament Final: Minoru Suzuki & NOSAWA Rongai vs. Osamu Nishimura & Masanobu Fuchi

11 Man Junior Heavyweight Battle Royal: Kikutaro, Kaz Hayashi, Shuji Kondo, Hiroshi Yamato, KAI, Ryuji Hijikata, Masanobu Fuchi, MAZADA, TAKEMURA, NOSAWA Rongai & "brother" YASSHI

AJ BBanquet #215 3/28/09 2009 Excite Series Opening taped 2/6/09 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-1hr 55min. Q=Perfect

Michael Faith & Lance Hoyt vs. Seiya Sanada & Manabu Soya

TARU & Hate & Minoru vs. Suwama & Ryuji Hijikata & Hiroshi Yamato

"brother" YASSHI Tokyo Final Match: Shuji Kondo vs. "brother" YASSHI

Satoshi Kojima & KAI vs. Minoru Suzuki & MAZADA

Keiji Muto & Osamu Nishimura & Ryota Hama vs. Taiyo Kea & Yoshihiro Takayama & NOSAWA Rongai

World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Naomichi Marufuji vs. Kaz Hayashi

AJPW PURORESU LOVE in RYOGOKU Vol. 7 PPV 3/14/09 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
-4hr. Q=Perfect

Masanobu Fuchi vs. Kikutaro 6:02

Nobutaka Araya & Seiya Sanada vs. NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA 8:05

TARU & Hate & Toshizo vs. Satoshi Kojima & KAI & Hiroshi Yamato 14:47

Joe Doering & Zodiac vs. Akebono & Ryota Hama 9:47

Riki Choshu & Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. Osamu Nishimura & Manabu Soya 10:13

World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Kaz Hayashi vs. Minoru 37:04. These two understood how to wrestle a long match, delivering something that justifies the term epic rather than simply being called that as a cute synonym for overlong. So many wrestlers today would have just stalled through the first half and then blown through all their spots in the second half. The distinguishing characteristic of Hayashi vs. Tanaka was they put genuine effort into everything. The first half was slow and not particularly spectacular, but it was more entertaining than the usual junior fireworks because they wrestled with conviction. Hayashi attacked Minoru's left knee and Minoru attacked Hayashi's left arm, both making you believe they were serious about getting a submission victory. They didn't give you the idea that the match would change, it seemed it was going to be one of Minoru's mat themed match, which added to the intensity of the near finishes. They picked the action up subtly, but it was still decidedly slower paced and less spectacular than your typical junior machine gun action. However, it was far more dramatic because they did such a good job of selling and portraying the struggle. Ultimately, they did all their hot moves, but the far more important thing is they incorporated them well, making them meaningful, and that much more exciting. Both men were at the very top of their game, with Hayashi deserving extra credit for being able to restrain himself and excel in a match that was clearly more suited to Minoru's more credible style. ****1/2

World Tag Team Title Match: Taiyo Kea & Minoru Suzuki vs. Suwama & Shuji Kondo

Triple Crown Heavyweight Title Match: Great Muta vs. Yoshihiro Takayama

AJPW BBanquet #214 3/14/09 2009 Shinshun Fan Appreciation Day in Kansai taped 1/25/09 Kobe Sambo Hall
& AJPW BBanquet #216 4/20/09 2009 Champion Carnival taped 4/7/09 Niigata Phase
-2hr. Q=Perfect

#214

Shuji Kondo vs. Seiya Sanada 6:41 of 11:05

F-1 Tag Title Match: Keiji Muto & Kannazaki vs. Tiger Mask (Masanobu Fuchi) & Mitsuharu Misawa (Ijiri Okada) 12:46

18 Man Battle Royal 10:40

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Champion Carnival A Block: Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Joe Doering 8:32 of 8:45

Champion Carnival A Block: Osamu Nishimura vs. Kaz Hayashi 16:44 of 30:00

Champion Carnival A Block: Keiji Muto vs. Seiya Sanada 12:38 of 12:57

AJPW BBanquet Puroresu Special 4/6/09 2009 Champion Carnival taped 4/5/09 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr 45min. Q=Perfect

TARU & Minoru & Toshizo vs. Shuji Kondo & KAI & Hiroshi Yamato 11:52

Champion Carnival B Block: Ryota Hama vs. Zodiac 7:30

Champion Carnival A Block: Osamu Nishimura vs. Seiya Sanada 15:25

Champion Carnival A Block: Kaz Hayashi vs. Joe Doering 11:54

Champion Carnival B Block: Taiyo Kea vs. Minoru Suzuki 20:43

Champion Carnival B Block: Satoshi Kojima vs. Suwama 18:55

Champion Carnival A Block: Keiji Muto vs. Yoshihiro Takayama 18:10

AJPW BBanquet #217 4/27/09 2009 Champion Carnival taped 4/7/09 Niigata Phase
& AJPW BBanquet #218 5/4/09 2009 Champion Carnival taped 4/8/09 Act City Hamamatsu
-2hr. Q=Perfect

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TARU & Minoru & Toshizo vs. Shuji Kondo & KAI & Manabu Soya. 1:03 of 12:40

Champion Carnival B Block: Suwama vs. Ryota Hama 8:27 of 11:22

Champion Carnival B Block: Minoru Suzuki vs. Zodiac 9:23 of 13:43

Champion Carnival B Block: Taiyo Kea vs. Satoshi Kojima 17:18 of 20:01

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Shuji Kondo & KAI & Manabu Soya vs. TARU & Minoru & Toshizo. 3:35 of 10:15

Champion Carnival A Block: Joe Doering vs. Seiya Sanada 7:22 of 9:06

Champion Carnival A Block: Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Kaz Hayashi 10:18

Champion Carnival A Block: Keiji Muto vs. Osamu Nishimura 11:06

AJPW BBanquet #219 5/11/09 2009 Champion Carnival Day 3 taped 4/8/09 Act City Hamamatsu
& AJPW BBanquet #220 5/18/09 2009 Champion Carnival Day 4 taped 4/9/09 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan
-2hr. Q=Perfect

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Champion Carnival B Block: Minoru Suzuki vs. Ryota Hama

Champion Carnival B Block: Satoshi Kojima vs. Zodiac

Champion Carnival B Block: Suwama vs. Taiyo Kea

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Champion Carnival A Block: Joe Doering vs. Osamu Nishimura

Champion Carnival A Block: Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Seiya Sanada

Champion Carnival A Block: Kaz Hayashi vs. Keiji Muto

AJPW BBanquet Puroresu Special 4/12/09 2009 Champion Carnival Final taped 4/12/09 Tokyo JCB Hall
-3hr. Q=Perfect

Hate vs. Nobutaka Araya 8:48

TARU & Toshizo vs. KAI & Hiroshi Yamato 13:16 of 13:36

Champion Carnival Semifinal: Kaz Hayashi vs. Satoshi Kojima 16:30

Champion Carnival Semifinal: Minoru Suzuki vs. Keiji Muto 15:13

Minoru & Joe Doering & Zodiac vs. Shuji Kondo & Seiya Sanada & Ryota Hama 15:21

Yoshihiro Takayama & Taiyo Kea & NOSAWA Rongai vs. Suwama & Osamu Nishimura & Manabu Soya 15:34

Champion Carnival Final: Minoru Suzuki vs. Kaz Hayashi 23:35

Nosawa Battle Station 7/27/09 NOSAWA BOM-BA-YE 5 ~Rongai ONE NIGHT STAND~ taped 7/9/09 Tokyo Shinjuku FACE
-2hr. Q=Perfect

NGF World Heavyweight Title Match: Bret "Kiku" Hart vs. Shawn "Honda" Michaels 4:25 of 10:19

Makoto Hashi vs. Shigehiro Irie 4:13 of 11:03

LJLL Title Decision Match: Konamy vs. Dinastia 8:24 of 8:52

Hikaru Sato vs. Yuta Yoshikawa 6:05

Hardcore 3 Way Tag Match: Mio Shirai & Io Shirai vs. Brahman Kei & Brahman Shu vs. Yasu Kubota & Hide Kubota 7:58 of 14:18

CRAZY WORLD: Super Crazy vs. Ultimo Dragon vs. The Great Sasuke 6:36 of 10:50

Crush Gals 25th Anniversary Memorial Match: Lioness Takayama & Minoru Nagayo (Yoshihiro Takayama & Minoru Suzuki as Crush Gals) vs. Dump Kiku & Bull Sakai (Kikutaro & Muscle Sakai as Dump Matsumoto & Bull Nakano) 8:05

NOSAWA Rongai & Mazada & Minoru Fujita vs. CIMA & Gamma & Kagetora 20:15 of 23:33

AJPW PURORESU LOVE in RYOGOKU Vol. 8 PPV 8/30/09 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
-4hr 20min. Q=Perfect

Seiya Sanada vs. Hate 6:10

Minoru & Toshizo vs. NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA 6:23

Akebono & Masayuki Kono & Ryota Hama vs. TARU & Zodiac & Joe Doering 8:50

Riki Choshu & Shiro Koshinaka vs. Osamu Nishimura & Manabu Soya 5:53

World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Kaz Hayashi vs. Shuji Kondo 30:14. Not quite as good as their 8/27/06 match, but a very unpredictable and still quite amazing encounter. The match was totally built around big spots, but not necessarily the spots you'd expect. They dug deep into their bag of tricks, using new, rarely used, and special moves to make the match memorable. Counters were a very important part of the match, as many of the biggest moves came out of the other man's setup. The counters were sometimes incredible and at least nifty, the best spot being Kondo turning Hayashi's nadare shiki Frankensteiner into a middle rope powerbomb, only to have Hayashi make a midair adjustment into a DDT! Another surprising spot saw Hayashi hit his signature somersault dive only to have Kondo catch him in a Canadian backbreaker and drop him chin first onto the guard rail. The match started slow, as Hayashi proved in the 2009 Champion Carnival that he could take the heavies, so he didn't have to simply bob and weave. This wasn't a good style for Kondo though, as he isn't a technical wrestler nor is he dynamic on his own, he needs the movement from his opponent. As the match picked up it reverted to Kondo's successful power vs. speed formula and they did more and more huge moves, but it was never rapid fire. They took the time to sell all the moves, and that lead to better reactions to their offense. Kondo eventually hit a top rope powerbomb and even a shooting star press (partially overshot), while Hayashi pulled out an ultra huracanrana. ****1/2

Satoshi Kojima & KAI & Hiroshi Yamato vs. Kenta Kobashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Akihiko Ito 29:13. All the promotion was about Kobashi returning to his old stomping ground for a dream confrontation with ace Kojima, and they didn't disappoint, or at least they gave the fans everything they could expect given it's 2009. Kojima morphed into Kensuke, and chopped it out with Kobashi. It started out as though they were doing a singles match because neither of them really cared about the others, so there was no reason for them to shift their focus and they had no desire to tag. The key to the match was actually lowly young jobber Ito giving an effective performance. Kobashi can't bump and Kikuchi has been washed up since before most of the ICE RIBBON girls were even born, so it was crucial that Ito work well with KAI & Yamato. KAI was really good here. His confidence has risen as he's become more at home in the ring, and he's doing everything more gracefully and fluidly; he even seems to be quicker and jump higher since he's so much more comfortable with himself. Yamato is also a good athlete, and was spotted well. The big negative of the match was Kikuchi, whose wrestling would have been okay if not for the fact that he keeps making a farce out of the proceedings with his corny faces. Kojima suffers from that a bit too, mainly on his machine guy chop which it didn't take the 2 consecutive segments by each to see is far inferior to Kobashi because it's hard not to laugh at that orgasmic expression he keeps making. But Kojima does get reaction to all his playing to the crowd, and the crowd was very much into the match, not just Kojima vs. Kobashi, the interpromotional aspect certainly helping some of the less over guys maintain the heat. ***1/2

Triple Crown Heavyweight Title Match: Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Suwama 26:21. A good match when Suwama was on offense. He isn't the most consistent wrestler, but other than a sketchy belly to belly off the 2nd, everything he did today was very well done, and that says a lot given the opposition. Takayama dominated the first half with his lumbering, uncoordinated offense. He's always been graceless, but now that he's all injured and miles out of shape, he's just brutal in every regard. The match was stiff, but Takayama's strikes are either unorthodox (to put it kindly) or slow he wasn't even entertaining. Suwama busted Takayama open hardway near the finish with a headbutt. **1/2

Keiji Muto 25th Anniversary Special Tag Match: Keiji Muto & Masakatsu Funaki vs. Masahiro Chono & Minoru Suzuki 21:19

AJPW Near Live Flashing Tour 2009 9/23/09 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-3hr. Q=Perfect. 2 DVDs

Hate vs. Masanobu Fuchi 8:39

Seiya Sanada vs. MAZADA 11:08

Masakatsu Funaki vs. Masayuki Kono 6:01

Manabu Soya & Super Crazy & Suwama vs. Kaz Hayashi & Keiji Muto & Osamu Nishimura 21:30

Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Shuji Kondo 13:07

Asia Tag Title Match: GURENTAI (Minoru Suzuki & NOSAWA Rongai) vs. Akebono & Ryota Hama 20:45

Eight Man Tag Team Captain's Fall Elimination Match: F4 (Satoshi Kojima [c] & Hiroshi Yamato & KAI & Zodiac vs. Voodoo Murders (TARU [c] & Joe Doering & Minoru & Toshizo) 26:45

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