NJPW New Japan Pro-Wrestling CMLL Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre Tapes Videos

Fighting Spirit Wrestling 6/23/14 & 6/30/14
-1hr 30min. Q=Perfect


NJPW WRESTLING KINGDOM V in TOKYO DOME 1/4/11, NJPW vs. NOAH Battle Combustion II: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Go Shiozaki 14:17. More toward the very good 8/22/10 NOAH match than the unforgettable 8/15/10 NJPW match that's arguably the high point of both men's careers, although even if also somewhat brief, a pretty clear improvement over 8/22 that was mainly held down by being too short. This was a much more intense match with some ferocious striking that generated some legitimate heat (it helped that NJ actually had fans in the seats), particularly Nakamura's wicked knees. Nakamura quickly instilled his striking style, and was disrespecting Go, who turned it back on him, injuring his knee with strikes and then taking his frustrations out on Nakamura on the floor by posting the knee a few times. Go's knee attack was serious in this meeting. More than simply an excuse for some well targeted chops, Go mixed in a variety of other leg moves this time, even setting up for a cradle suplex put dropping Shinsuke forward onto the knee. Both men's move sets were still too tight, with Nakamura mainly throwing more brutal versions of his typical knees while mixing in some kicks, but they did use some suplexes down the stretch before Nakamura finally turned the tide and rather quickly put Go away with the boma ye to even the series at 1-1-1. I liked this a little more than the Satoshi Kojima vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi main event, but again felt like it was missing a true finishing sequence. ***3/4

NJPW DESTRUCTION '09 11/8/09 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan, Chain Death Match ~ DESTRUCTION BURST!!: Togi Makabe vs. Takashi Iizuka 16:55. I'm sure NJ scoffed at those W*ING matches where Matsunaga walks around the crowd exchanging rams into chairs and walls back in the day, but that's basically what you have here, and with little to no improvement in skill or quality. Iizuka bled almost as quickly as Johnny Grunge would have, and Makabe soon followed. I have nothing against death matches in and of themselves, but I'm sure I moved based the desire to see one man repeatedly bite another by the time I was 3, and nothing the formerly skilled athletic technician Iizuka did showed anything beyond an inflexible old man that should have known when to hang it up. Makabe ultimately turned it into something of a wrestling match with a handful of good suplexes including a spider with the chain wrapped around Iizuka to set up the finish. *1/2


NJPW WRESTLING KINGDOM III in TOKYO DOME PPV 1/4/09, Wrestle Kingdom Grand Opening VIENTO DORADO: Mistico & Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt vs. Averno & Jado & Gedo 9:50. Averno made the match because he can facilitate the spectacular wrestling of his high flying opponents, actually working with them to make their offense look better, whereas Jado & Gedo just have to be lept at. Mistico, in particular, really got to showcase what made him a sensation in Mexico because he worked almost solely with Averno rather than having Tiger Mask struggle to be in step with him. Mistico vs. Averno was the focus, and by far the highligh of the match, working at a really high level. The rest was the usual fun, high flying junior sprint with Devitt throwing in some great flying, Taguchi looking adequate albeit out of his element, and Jado & Gedo looking old and clumsy but not getting much offense or even ring time so they couldn't ruin the match. All in all, a much better and more successful match than I anticipated, even if only due to the CMLL guys really bringing it. ***

CMLL 10/29/10 Arena Mexico, CMLL World Trios Title Match: La Sombra & La Mascara & Mascara Dorada vs. Psicosis & El Alebrije & Olimpico. Alebrije caused an identity crisis because he's not nearly quick and agile enough to do high quality lucha, much less Sombra's breakneck pace athletic match. Thus while the level of fluid athletic chain wrestling was quite high while Psicosis was in, they were forced to almost shut down it with Alebrije, and ultimately no one was nearly as into bringing it during the first two falls as one would hope for in a title match with some hot workers. Everyone turned it on in the 3rd with Sombra really shining and Mascara & Psicosis looking impressive. Alebrije didn't have any better level though, and now it was all the more sad how everyone had to slow their sequences down and pray Alebrije could then pull them off. Still, Sombra & Psicosis was excellent, and Sombra did enough leaping at Alebrije with sweet flips to make you forgive a bit of Alebrije's clumsiness in the sequences. **1/2

Fighting Spirit Wrestling 7/7/14 & 7/14/14
-1hr 30min. Q=Perfect


NJPW DESTRUCTION '09 11/8/09 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan, Manabu Nakanishi & Takao Omori & Koji Kanemoto vs. Masahiro Chono & Jushin Thunder Liger & AKIRA 9:44. A nostalgia match they tried to keep passable by featuring the small guys that can still go some - Kanemoto, AKIRA, & Liger - funneling the heavyweights through for the briefest of periods. Kanemoto looked pretty good, but his teammates had nothing to offer, with Nakanishi being particularly dreadful, moving like Kobashi but lacking any of his desire and willpower to make up for it. Chono's team was overall better because Chono was able to do his couple signature spots well enough, and even Nakanishi can't drag Liger & AKIRA down to the point where they embarrass themselves. The big problems were the match never seemed to have any fire or significance, and thus nobody cared about seeing these 40-somethings go through the motion for 10 minutes. *1/2

CMLL 2/4/11 Arena Mexico: Olimpico vs. Hijo del Fantasma . What I really like about these lightning matches is it encourages the rudos to use the movesets rather than their rulebreaking, turning the match into an athletic contest where you can hardly tell who the rudo actually is by their actions. Olimpico gained foot in the ropes leverage trying to pin Fantasma in his powerbomb, but otherwise it was junior spotfest where both men had hit dives within 2 1/2 minutes. We intuitively know the rudos are generally the better wrestlers because they are the ones leading the faces through the match and taking all the bumps to make them look better, but once you discourage the unskilled stuff and encourage them to match the technicos move for move, we can really get an idea of their actual overall ability. An Olimpico looked pretty damn good here, although he's not really a good example for my argument because he spent many years as a technico. In any case, this was really good back and forth action throughout with the only downside being you felt like they were so concerned with getting everything inside the timelimit they rushed and wound up coming home with practically 3 minutes to spare. ***

NJPW WRESTLING KINGDOM IV in TOKYO DOME PPV 1/4/10, IWGP Heavyweight Title - The newest & The strongest: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Yoshihiro Takayama 15:51. Nakamura may be one of the best wrestlers, but he still needs something to work with, and Takayama was little more than an out of shape warm body that couldn't bend at the waist. Takayama was supposed to be giving Nakamura a merciless beating, but basically the match was just Nakamura standing or laying around letting Takayama hit him with a lot of strikes of inconsistent quality when Takayama felt rested enough to attack again. It hardly even seemed like a match, as forget about defense, there wasn't even any semblance of interplay whatsoever. Takayama dominated the entire match, doing nothing with any semblance of grace, coordination, or consistency. His overall striking technique is so lazy and poor he makes Samoa Joe look like Giorgio Petrosyan, and that's actually the better part of his game! Certainly, a guy who has been doing worked and real shoots for 18 years should at least know how to apply a jujigatame so it looks like he's sort of doing something with his legs and his opponent's arm isn't bent so he's not putting any pressure on the joint or lock a choke sleeper so you can't see inches of light between his arm and Nakamura's chin. Some of Takayama's strikes had good to impressive impact even though he doesn't get his body or core or anything beyond the actual appendage he's striking with into the blow, particularly the knee where Nakamura did all the work sliding into it at full speed. In spite of himself, really only Takayama's overhand clubs, which were little more than feeble slaps, were bad, but his domination was very hard to buy even despite the huge size advantage given his strikes weren't a 50th as sharp, fast, precise, or hard as Shinsuke's, and the match was just so frustrating in the way a Samoa Joe match often is where the guy with all the skill is subjugated to simply making the one-dimensional one look like a deity. Stylistically, it was more like a Kensuke Sasaki match though, except there's way more intensity and effort put into those, and they seem to be a battle of egos where both men raise their level to duel with the opposition in almost a game of standup chicken where it's not about the pin, just a masochistic exercise to see who's standing at the end. Shinsuke was capable of that sort of match, and really brought it for the 5% of the match he was actually on offense, but the rest of the time this didn't seem like the blood vessel popping war Kensuke would deliver. In fact, it was so one-sided that a Takayama totally laid back was generally relaxing, playing to the crowd while taking rests or just letting Nakamura lay around longer to accomplish the same goal of Takayama not blowing up the whole 15 minutes they were out there. Nakamura looked as good as you can look against a broom, but the match was pretty much devoid of sequenes and had only a few counters, for instance Nakamura's comeback when he kneed Takayama in midair to prevent Yoshihiro from completing a suplex. I couldn't get into this elongated squash or the contrived finish where Shinsuke overcame the odds with a couple moves, never feeling it had any real drama or excitement despite the fans desperately wanting to like it. In spite of my Shinsuke fandom, I was generally bored and indifferent, just sitting around wishing they came up with a striker of actual skill for him to have a back and forth battle with. **


CMLL 10/15/10 Arena Mexico: Sombra & Mascara & Mascara Dorado vs. Olimpico & Psicosis & Alebrije. A more successful match than the 10/29/10 title match because they worked a more traditional, less demanding style in the 1st 2 falls, especially when Alebrije was involved, then excluded Alebrije from the 3rd fall fireworks as much as they could. Dorado did a good job with Alebrije because he slowed things down for him and kept it less demanding, but Sombra nearly killed himself trying a swandive huracanrana to finish the 2nd fall because Alebrije lost his balance catching him and turned it into an awkward Ligerbomb looking counter that was somehow still a fall for Sombra. Sombra picked it up in a big way in the 3rd despite Alebrije immediately screwing up another of his huracanranas, and Mascara, once he finally managed to get his shirt off, and Dorado continued the showcase of speedy acrobatics to the tune of about 6 dives before Olimpico ripped Sombra's mask off for the DQ. Olimpico & Psicosis were good at what they were asked to do, but it would have been nice if they got to show their stuff in the 3rd fall instead of all the action going in favor of the technicos. **3/4

NJPW DESTRUCTION '10 PPV 10/11/10 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan, IWGP Heavyweight Title Match: Togi Makabe vs. Satoshi Kojima 19:12. Kojima managed to pull a good, actually even satisfying match out of Makabe by catering to the simple brawling variations he can do well. They utilized the parody script to the point of trading the same blow for the same blow and the same move for the same move until they got into their signature holds. The level of difficulty was pretty low, but at least it was stiff and well executed. Even though it's Togi's style, it was Kojima who initiated the weapons, using the table and chair first to get the fans firmly behind Togi. Kojima injured Makabe's neck with an early Koji cutter, and continued to work it over during the body of the match, but Makabe did a good job of minimizing his selling to simply putting his hand on his trapezius, and Kojima didn't stop having a match just so he could hammer home the injury that ultimately was to play into the finish. The big change here, and what I really liked about the match, is rather than landing 15 lariats that are supposed to be deadly but can't finish, Kojima actually made the lariat deadly and meaningful here in the Stan Hansen manner, by having Makabe make sure he countered or avoided it because it was the move he knew he couldn't afford to take then get pinned once Kojima decapitated him with it. This is the sort of title match that almost anyone could have if they just committed to logically telling a simple, unadorned story. This started Kojima's 2nd run with the IWGP Heavyweight, though it was his first as a member of NJ, as his previous run was a Triple Crown & IWGP Heavy unification win over Tenzan on 2/20/05. ***1/4

Fighting Spirit Wrestling 7/21/14 & 7/28/14
-1hr 30min. Q=Perfect


CIRCUIT 2009 NEW JAPAN ISM in RYOGOKU PPV 2/15/09 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan, IWGP Heavyweight Title Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Shinsuke Nakamura 24:26. A well built match that shockingly just wasn't competitive enough and was simply too based in Tanahashi dominating in the phony pro wrestling style matwork, especially given Nakamura is supposed to be the badass shooter. They started really slow, with a lengthy feeling out period that could have been out of Tanahashi's Muto worshipping period, but had one interesting spot where Nakamura countered Tanahashi's silly twist the ankle style of sitting leglock with a rear naked choke attempt. That was at the start of Tanahashi easing into his traditional knee attack after the kneecap dropkick. The match began to pick up as Nakamura limped through a comeback with a series of brutal kicks only to have Tanahashi catch one and further injure the knee with an elbow. Surprisingly, this was Nakamura's only "run" of consistent, serious striking, and he couldn't even gain any traction there. Tanahashi took too much time posing on the middle rope to hit his high fly flow though, and wound up injuring his shoulder when Nakamura high kicked him to the floor. I liked that Tanahashi managed to outsmart Nakamura to stay on the knee rather than the spot predictably leading into Nakamura's shoulder attack, but when Nakamura did get after the shoulder they did a sequence so ridiculous one could only expect to come across it in the Kurt Angle school of cornball transitions where Tanahashi turned an armbar into a texas cloverleaf but to ad insult to idiocy Nakamura tripped him up and went right back into the armbar. There were some good counters in the match though, from the more innovative of Tanahashi turning a backdrop into a sling blade to the age old but effective of Nakamura hurting himself and Tanahashi by getting his knees up for the high fly flow. Nakamura did a good job of mixing it up, especially given when he would become in later years, but I felt Tanahashi was really doing his by numbers game here, not getting beyond the knee attack and his couple signature spots, and a lot of the knee attack just shouldn't have been credible enough to work against a guy of Nakamura's supposed legitimate background. Maybe I'm just ruined to this stuff by watching too much MMA & kickboxing, but everything they did from those disciplines either had no credibility or was 101 skill level, so I preferred the out and out fakeness of the running, flying, and throwing stuff. They saved most of their good stuff for the hot, accelerated finish, that was a lot of fun, except nowhere in this match did you ever get the sense that Nakamura had any chance of winning, and that's sad given this is supposed to be a battle of generation aces. I mean, when Nakamura can't get anywhere striking or on the mat, and Tanahashi has him injured the whole match, what really does that leave beyond how long it will take for Tanahashi to finish with the high fly flow? ***1/4

Wrestle Kingdom V PPV 1/4/11 Tokyo Dome: Wataru Inoue & Tiger Mask & Tomoaki Honma & Tama Tonga vs. Yujiro Takahashi & Tomohiro Ishii & Jado & Gedo 7:33. I felt I was watching 80's American wrestling except for the lack of the annoying heels isolate the face and ref misses the hot tag bit. Basically, the heels (particularly Jado & Gedo) stood around while the faces jumped at them or stood in front of them and landed strikes, and then would take some short cuts and do some double teaming when it was time for them to get some offense in. It was better when Ishii & to a lesser extent Yujiro was in, but no one was really working with one another, doing any sort of interplay or back and forth, they were just going along with one another in the laziest possible manner so everyone got a minute of offense. It wasn't inept, but felt more like what one should be doing when they got to the gym in order to loosen up and break a little sweat for the actual training activities when they did something to actually try to get better and entertain. *1/4


Wrestle Kingdom V PPV 1/4/11 Tokyo Dome: Koji Kanemoto & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Kenny Omega & Taichi 8:04. Omega wrestled the way you're supposed to at the Tokyo Dome. I don't mean stylistically, per se, although he was flashy and exciting as you'd expect, but that he was obviously psyched to wrestle before a big crowd, and thus gave an energetic performance, showcasing his skills as much as possible in an undeveloped 8 minute match. His best work was with Taguchi, as although I don't care for Taguchi's offense, he has the athleticism and desire, and that allowed for some impressive fast paced counter laden sequences with Omega supplying the fireworks. Kanemoto was basically just kicking. He was fine, but was more a separate entity accentuating the conflicting styles between him & Omega than someone interested in bridging the gap and bringing them together. And, oh my, was Taichi as awful as ever. I've never seen a lean, in shape little guy display less in ring flexibility than Warlord, and to make things worse he's even less interested in ever actually doing anything beyond inciting the crowd. If Shawn Michaels was "The Showstopper" in the positive sense, Taichi is clearly The Matchstopper in the negative. Luckily, since Omega actually wanted to be there, Taichi had very little involvement and thus was only able to kill the match so much, but something this short didn't need his faux efforts that typically amounted to little more than time shaving. **

NJPW WRESTLING KINGDOM IV in TOKYO DOME PPV 1/4/10, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Title ~Amistad combativa~: Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt vs. Ultimo Guerrero & Averno 9:07. I was hoping, especially given the pitifully short length, that they'd wrestle this lightning style. I also figured you' pair Devitt's offense with Averno's awesome taking Guerrero's offense with Taguchi's athleticism. None of this happened, but it was still fine if you don't mind a title match that easily fits between commercial interruptions. They started slower than I expected, but they worked well together despite the lack of familiarity, and the last 5 or 6 minutes was fast & flashy. Everyone added to the match, but I was hoping for more quality from Guerrero and more ring time from Averno, who was clearly at a much higher level and not losing anything in translation. Averno wound up with a lot of offense for his ring time because Taguchi isn't going to provide it, but was a big standout nonetheless. Devitt was fun and A55 worked well as a team, but as much as I wanted to like it, my main thought was they had to leave the majority of their best stuff in the holster because they only got 9 minutes, and that's just not what a title match is supposed to be about. **1/2

8/13/09 Nagoya Aichi-ken Taiikukan: Tiger Mask & Mistico vs. Tomohiro Ishii & OKUMURA 10:09. A lucha style match designed to showcase Mistico's flying. It wasn't deep or aspiring, but it absolutely worked because Mistico was on today, looking absolutely spectacular. Though Ishii is the better wrestler, OKUMURA was better with Mistico because he's more used to the pure lucha style. Ishii did better with Tiger, as they've worked together on and off going back to Michinoku and have good chemistry. Tiger did his kicks and a few of his hot moves, but it all really paled in comparison to Mistico's athleticism. Of course, the Tiger gimmick is made for a guy in his 20's, not for a guy to keep it for that many years... Mistico got the win to set up his challenge the next day, which unfortunately wasn't nearly as successful in any manner because although Tiger at his peak was a world's better wrestler, he was never, and certainly isn't today, nearly the base for a flying lucha opponent that OKUMURA or even Ishii is. ***

Fighting Spirit Wrestling 8/4/14 & 8/11/14
-1hr 30min. Q=Perfect


CMLL 2/4/11 Arena Mexico: Angel de Oro & Angel de Plata & Angel Azteca vs. Virus & Cancerbero & Raziel. Really well choreographed, high effort and workrate match. The rudos did a really good job here. They had a lot more impact on their offense than is usually the case, and they were setting up less predictable situations with guys entering out of nowhere for spectacular spots and double teams. The matwork was the weakest portion, but once the match got going it was some impressive stuff, shifting on a dime. Oro & Virus were probably the best, but it didn't make much difference who was in the ring, as everyone was on their game. The highlight was Plata's shooting star attack to the floor, topping even Oro's space flying Tiger drop. ***3/4

NJPW WRESTLING KINGDOM IV in TOKYO DOME PPV 1/4/10, NJPW vs. NOAH Battle Effusions ~Radiance~: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Go Shiozaki 19:04. Ridiculously, this classic between the rival promotions current generation aces was only 3rd from top, but they didn't let that keep them from their rightful place at the top of the best match list. Crafting a highly intense life or death struggle, or in other words exactly what a major interpromotional match should be, Tanahashi & Shiozaki tore down the house with a match impossible for the next two to even hope to follow. Both men were at the top of their game and gave their all, with the crowd was going nuts throughout. To a large extent it was Tanahashi's knee attack vs. Go's chops, but Tanahashi tends to go for exciting and entertaining the crowd at the Tokyo Dome, so they mixed enough other moves and elements that stylistically it managed to come off as more of a desperate, back and forth sprint. Tanahashi did a great job of putting over the impact of Go's chops early, trying to match one with a series of elbows, but having Go brush them off and chop him over the top to the floor. It was a very high impact match, but I liked that they were able to keep it from being all about the chops. Though Go had his Kobashiesque run of them, generally he instead used just 1 to set up an (attempted) comeback or big move, getting countered if he tried for any more. Tanahashi attacked Go's knee early, and this worked brilliantly because they were able to organically go away from it while coming back to it with a single move at crucial times (Tanahashi's comeback, to explain go not being able to mount an offensive after getting his knees up for the high fly flow, to justify the sloppy cover after the moonsault, and finally as the reason Go couldn't get up quick enough to avoid the two high fly flows that beat him). So while the knee attack wasn't as big a part of the match time wise as in their 7/10/10 NOAH rematch, which had better psychology but lacked aura, intensity, and really anything to make it a special match, that was simply because they used it wisely as the catalyst for much of what Tanahashi did while those timely if sometimes a bit contrived spots ultimately freed them up to do a lot of other things, still telling the same basic story but not beating it to death. Though Go lost here and won in his home promotion, this was the much more competitive contest of the two, with Go playing even throughout as they traded their stiffest blows and best moves until his knee finally betrayed him. ****1/4


NJPW WRESTLING KINGDOM III in TOKYO DOME PPV 1/4/09, IWGP Heavyweight Title Match: Keiji Muto vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi 30:22. Tanahashi wrestling his idol sounded like a good idea for about 5 seconds until you remembered that both guys would just be doing the same knee moves. To make things worse, whereas in the past Tokyo Dome main events even with two peak performers were condensed to keep the marks from getting bored, they had the crippled master of time shaving Muto going 30 minutes, which meant he had to figure out how to stall for 29... This was really the match where Tanahashi needed to do as little knee work as possible to show he's much more than the Muto wannabe he's been critized of being, but instead that was virtually all he did, although in his defense that's mostly because it required the least effort and movement from Muto to take. Muto, I suppose, gave a good effort by his "standards", as they were at least wrestling with a purpose for the majority of the contest even if both had the same purpose and used the same moves to attain it, and that made it doubly tedious. Outside of pounding the mat during a figure 4, Muto made a valiant effort to never move a centimeter more than he absolutely needed to, but actually wasn't outwardly stalling once the match got going. Muto even changed things up more than he has in a decade by doing his same few moves on the outside. The Dragon screw on the security rail may sound really deadly, but it wound up looking more like he was crotching Tanahashi than the intended ripping of the tendons in his knee. Most of it was fairly logical within the illogical confines of Muto's outdated anti-MMA pro wrestling style mat wrestling. However, there were some portions down the stretch where they put shock and effect over the story they were telling. I was fine with Tanahashi being unable to cover after his high fly flow because it took too much out of his knee, and Muto following with a shining wizard, but why they decided Tanahashi writhing in pain trying to put over having potentially blown out his own knee and then taking Muto's finisher should set up a no sell then double sell spot where Tanahashi pops up and hits his sling blade is beyond me. To make things goofier, Tanahashi couldn't wait to go right back up to the top and further injure his knee with the high fly flow, though Muto stopping it with a dragon screw off the ropes was a nice ripple. More and more knee damage causing Tanahashi's knee to give out on a German suplex led to the truly retarded finish where Tanahashi Hulked up by repeatedly double slapping his knee, the healing sweat suddenly giving him the power to withstand hitting not just 1 more, but, in fact, 3 out of 4 high fly flows in a 45 second span to take the title back for New Japan. While I was glad the current generation ace beat the relic, the enduring feeling the match had to leave you with is that Tanahashi wouldn't have had a chance if Muto wasn't 18 years past his prime. Tanahashi, I thought, had carved out his own niche since leaving the Muto worship of his early years, but this was simply him outlasting the veteran because he's 14 years his junior. **1/4

Fighting Spirit Wrestling 8/18/14 & 8/25/14
-1hr 30min. Q=Perfect


NJPW DESTRUCTION '10 PPV 10/11/10 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan: Tajiri vs. Toru Yano 6:48

CMLL 10/22/10 Arena Mexico: Estrellita & Marcela & Tiffany vs. Amapola & Princesa Blanca & Princesa Sugheit

NJPW DESTRUCTION '09 PPV 11/8/09 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Mistico vs. Tiger Mask 12:01


NJPW WRESTLING DONTAKU 2009 PPV 5/3/09 Fukuoka Kokusai Center, IWGP Heavyweight Title Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Hirooki Goto 29:39

Fighting Spirit Wrestling 9/1/14 & 9/8/14
-1hr 30min. Q=Perfect


1/4/12 Tokyo Dome: Jushin Thunder Liger & Kushida & Mascara Dorada & Tiger Mask vs. Atlantis & Taichi & TAKA Michinoku & Valiente 10:18

NJPW WRESTLING KINGDOM IV in TOKYO DOME PPV 1/4/10, IWGP Tag Title 3 Way Hardcore Match: Yujiro & Tetsuya Naito vs. Team 3-D vs. Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson 13:28


2/4/11 Arena Mexico: La Mascara & Maximo & Sangre Azteca vs. Misterioso Jr & Dragon Rojo & Texano Jr.

NJPW 12/6/08 Nagoya Aichi-ken Gym, HIGH FLYING STAR going to TOKYO DOME ~prominence~: Hiroshi Tanahashi beat Giant Bernard 17:43

Fighting Spirit Wrestling 9/15/14 & 9/22/14
-1hr 30min. Q=Perfect


NJPW WRESTLING KINGDOM V in TOKYO DOME 1/4/11, TNA World Heavyweight Title Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Tetsuya Naito 11:04

CMLL 11/19/10, Lightning Match: Rush vs. Polvora

NJPW DESTRUCTION '10 10/11/10 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan, IWGP Junior Tag Title Match: Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega 15:05


CMLL 2/25/11 Arena Mexico: Fuego & Guerrero Maya Jr. & Magnus vs. Dr. X & Loco Max & Tiger Kid

NJPW WRESTLING KINGDOM V in TOKYO DOME 1/4/11, NJPW vs. NOAH Battle Combustion I & Kazuchika Okada Return Match: Takashi Sugiura & Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Hirooki Goto & Kazuchika Okada 12:08

NJPW DESTRUCTION '10 10/11/10 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan: Yuji Nagata & Koji Kanemoto vs. Go Shiozaki & Atsushi Aoki 17:14

Fighting Spirit Wrestling 9/29/14 & 10/6/14
-1hr 30min. Q=Perfect


NJPW WRESTLING KINGDOM VI in TOKYO DOME 1/4/12, Masakatsu Funaki & Masayuki Kono vs. Yuji Nagata & Wataru Inoue 6:34

CMLL 11/26/10 Arena Mexico: La Sombra & Rush & Strong Man vs. Misterioso II & Psicosis & Texano


NJPW WRESTLING KINGDOM IV in TOKYO DOME 1/4/10: Terry Funk & Riki Choshu & Masahiro Chono & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Abdullah the Butcher & Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka & Tomohiro Ishii 8:52

NJPW WRESTLING KINGDOM V in TOKYO DOME 1/4/11, IWGP Tag Team Title 3WAY Match: Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson vs. James Storm & Robert Roode vs. Manabu Nakanishi & Strong Man 8:36

Fighting Spirit Wrestling 10/13/14 & 10/20/14
-1hr 30min. Q=Perfect


NJPW WRESTLING KINGDOM VI in TOKYO DOME 1/4/12, Masakatsu Funaki & Masayuki Kono vs. Yuji Nagata & Wataru Inoue

NJPW RESOLUTION '09 4/5/09 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan, IWGP Junior Tag Title Match: Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin vs. Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt 12:54


CMLL 10/8/10 Arena Mexico: La Sombra & Mascara Dorada & Místico vs. Atlantis & Dragon Rojo Jr. & Ultimo Guerrero

NJPW WRESTLING KINGDOM III in TOKYO DOME 1/4/09: New Japan vs. NOAH Battle Tendencies ~the encounter~: Mitsuharu Misawa & Takashi Sugiura vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Hirooki Goto 15:17