5/13 New Japan Results-Japan Edition
Although the big story from New Japan is their US debut tonight, the talent that didn’t make the trip took part in a show back in Japan earlier today. Results from Shinjuku Face:
They claimed 400 paid.
Takaaki Watanabe Debut Match: Hiromu Takahashi beat Takaaki Watanabe in 7:03.
Wataru Inoue beat Kyosuke Mikami in 7:24.
Tomoaki Honma & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi beat Keisuke Ishii & Shigehiro Irie in 12:05. Honma pinned Ishii.
Manabu Nakanishi beat Taishi Takizawa in 8:59.
KUSHIDA & Kota Ibushi beat Taichi & TAKA Michinoku in 15:38. Ibushi pinned Taichi after Firebird Splash.
Hirooki Goto beat Tomohiro Ishii in 10:44.
Yuji Nagata & Hiroyoshi Tenzan beat Tamon Honda (Independent/Freelancer) & Jun Akiyama (NOAH) in 17:11. Nagata pinned Honda with a backdrop hold.
Takaaki Watanabe Profile:
Weight: 198 pounds/90 kg
He originally planned to attend college after high school, but dreamed of becoming a pro wrestler and decided to embrace Buddhism and subsequently enrolled in the famed Animal Hamaguchi Gym. After more than 4 years of practice he finally passed the New Japan entrance test in December 2009 and joined the promotion officially in February 2010. And today he made his in-ring debut.
Results from tonight’s US event when they become available, might not be until tomorrow depending on whether or not New Japan posts live (or close to it) results tonight.