5/5 Big Japan Results
Big Japan ran what could be considered their 16th Anniversary event and one of their biggest events of the year today, results from Yokohama Cultural Gym:
They claimed 1338 paid.
Daikokubo Benkei & Takumi Tsukamoto beat Masato Inaba & ? in 9:48. Tsukamoto pinned ?.
Shinobu, Ryuichi Kawakami & Kazuki Hashimoto beat Brahmans Shu & Kei & Tomokazu Taniguchi in 10:01. Shinobu pinned Taniguchi after S.E.X.
In a Barbed Wire Board & Dangerous Weapons Death Match, Masashi Takeda beat Kankuro Hoshino in 12:31.
DJ Hydro & ? beat Shadow WX & Abdullah Kobayashi in 14:48. ? pinned Kobayashi after a diving body press.
In a Cage Ladder Death Match, Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka beat Big Japan Tag Team Champions Jun Kasai & Jaki Numazawa in 22:25 to win the titles. Miyamoto & Kodaka become the 34th Big Japan Tag Team Champions. (Kodaka wins titles for the 2nd time) Miyamoto pinned Numazawa after a revolving Fire Thunder.
All-Asia Tag Team Champions Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi beat Yoshihito Sasaki & Shinya Ishikawa in 20:59 to retain the titles. Sekimoto pinned Sasaki with a German suplex hold. V2 for the champs. All-Japan referee Kyohei Wada was the special referee.
In a Flourescent Lighttubes + @ Death Match, Big Japan Death Match Heavyweight Champion Ryuji Ito beat Takashi Sasaki in 23:04 to retain the title. V4 for Ito. This also means that for the second straight reign the champion has held the title for over 1 year. Ito reached that mark yesterday.
SportsNavi reports that although no date or location was set for it, Sekimoto & Okabayashi designated the team they beat for the All-Asia titles, All-Japan’s Seiya Sanada & Manabu Soya, as the next challengers.
And finally, for those who think these death matches are “fake” or not as dangerous as they sound, witness Ito literally seriously injure himself to retain the title as here’s a shot of the finish:
That’s practically a cinder block of lighttubes! I can’t begin to imagine how much that hurts.