PRO-WRESTLING ZERO1 Puroresu Tapes Videos

ZERO1 Battle Station 2/23/11 Go For Birth taped 2/17/11 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Perfect

Ryoji Sai vs. Kenta Kakinuma 12:11

Mineo Fujita & Nick Primo vs. Rikiya Fudo & Yoshikazu Yokoyama 16:10

Kohei Sato & Shito Ueda vs. Zuffa & Buffa 13:49

Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita & Munenori Sawa vs. Takuya Sugawara & Daijiro Matsui & Diamond Konley 16:10

Masato Tanaka vs. Hayato "Jr" Fujita 12:42 of 17:11. A junior vs. heavyweight match that follows the KENTA vs. heavyweight formula. Fujita is the little badass who won't back down to the much bigger opponent, packing a huge wallop for his size and coming at them with all sorts of running and jumping kicks. Though Fujita is half Tanaka's size, this is a very intense and competitive match that Fujita makes you believe he has a chance in. It's sort of an ironic match in that Tanaka fights more of a junior heavyweight style, constantly pushing the pace and using the top rope now and then while Hayato is more of a heavyweight in that he wants to beat you with impact more than quickness and finesse. It was a very exciting, fast paced match with some big suplexes to go along with the powerful blows. I can't imagine what Samurai found so important that they had to cut 1/3 of the match out, as this is about as good a match as I've seen Hayato in. It's not the most well developed match, they particularly didn't seem to do much with Tanaka injuring Hayato's arm early by wrapping it around the post and bashing it with a chair, but both men are excellent, wrestling with a ton of motivation and doing everything really well. ***3/4 range

World Heavyweight Title Match: Daisuke Sekimoto vs. KAMIKAZE 21:19

Shinjiro Otani vs. Hikaru Sato 16:20

ZERO1 10th Anniversary Pro-Wrestling 2011 PPV 3/6/11 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
-4 1/2hr. Q=Perfect

NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Craig Classic vs. Munenori Sawa 11:47

Shota Takanishi & Hayato "Jr" Fujita & Kenta Kakinuma & Diamond Konley & Nick Primo vs. Shiro Koshinaka & Shito Ueda & Yoshikazu Yokoyama & Zuffa & Buffa 11:02

NWA International Lightweight Tag Title Match: Takuya Sugawara & Kaijin Habu Otoko vs. Minoru Fujita & Mineo Fujita 15:26

International Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Ikuto Hidaka vs. Takafumi Ito 11:18

NWA Intercontinental Tag Title Match: Kohei Sato & KAMIKAZE vs. Atsushi Sawada & Steve Corino 14:12

Daichi Hashimoto Debut Match: Masahiro Chono vs. Daichi Hashimoto 13:38

Masato Tanaka vs. Yuji Nagata 18:22. They did two excellent matches here, the problem is the first didn't set up the second, so it felt uneven and incomplete. I loved the first half of the match where Nagata worked Tanaka's knee, but while this was actually slightly longer than their excellent 10/13/08 sprint, the 2nd half that was done in that style just felt very rushed following the more thoughtful first half. Tanaka injured his knee early charging into Nagata's knee, and Nagata was both diabolical doing a kneebreaker on the table and clever rolling under an elbow and faking an enzuigiri but instead hitting a kneecap dropkick because he could. They appeared to be well on their way to building a lengthy blow away match, and then? Tanaka managed to put Nagata through a table with a diving body press to floor, but Nagata still controlled. Unfortunately, he left the knee for no seeming reason, and they just exchanged spots the rest of the way. It was the sort of exciting stuff they've proven capable of delivering together with Tanaka's fast paced action actually working really well with Nagata's shoot base, Yuji hitting some big kicks and suplexes including an avalanche style front suplex. Tanaka hit a nasty sliding D, but Nagata pulled out his counter into a modified wakigatame the second time for a near finish. Their 10/13/08 match that Nagata one was very even and felt up for grabs the entire time. Today, Nagata totally dominated and seemed well on his way to winning, but suddenly Tanaka hit three sliding D's in a row and that was that. Granted in a big match, the guy who dominates is usually the guy who loses, but I really couldn't believe it was over. It was just so soon and Tanaka barely had any offense the entire match. ***1/4

World Heavyweight Title Match: Daisuke Sekimoto vs. Ryoji Sai 14:50

Shinjiro Otani vs. Yoshihiro Takayama 16:16