7/18 Osaka Pro Results
Another holiday-type day in Japan today means a rare Osaka Pro Monday event, results from Osaka Minami Move On Arena:
They claimed 214 paid (sellout).
Black Buffalo beat Naoki Setoguchi in 9:50.
Hideyoshi & Masamune beat Kazuaki Mihara & Zeus in 9:58. Masamune pinned Mihara after an Oklahoma roll.
Billy Ken Kid & Takaku Fuke beat Kuuga & HAYATA in 7:09. Kid pinned HAYATA.
Kana, Mio Shirai & Kyusei Ninja Ranmaru beat Kanjuro Matsuyama, Kuishinbo Kamen & Ebessan 3 in 13:12. Mio pinned Matsuyama after Purple Spark.
Atsushi Kotoge & Daisuke Harada beat Osaka Pro Tag Team Champions Radasuke & Orochi and Takoyakida & Ultimate Spider Jr. in a 3-way elimination match in 20:14, when Kotoge pinned Tadasuke after Orochi pinned Spider in 12:51, to win the titles. Kotoge & Harada win the titles for the 3rd time and become the 30th Osaka Pro Tag Team Champions.
In other news, SportsNavi reports the rumored Masa Chono participation on 8/14 has now been confirmed. Chono confirmed it in a statement he issued via his ArisTrisT label. His match will be Chono, TAJIRI & Zeus vs. Kuuga, Orochi & Tadasuke. This will be Chono’s first match in Osaka since a New Japan event at Osaka Prefectural Gym #2 on 12/4/09.