8/11 SMASH Results (Updated)
SMASH just wrapped up their latest event, quick results from SMASH 20 at Korakuen via SportsNavi:
They claimed 1500 paid (a Full House).
SMASH Championship Tournament:
TAJIRI beat Shinya Ishikawa in 9:27.
AKIRA beat Zeus in 7:55.
VENENO beat Hajime Ohara in 9:32.
Starbuck beat Genichiro Tenryu in 7:33.
The winners advance to the semifinals. Which means it’s Starbuck and a bunch of guys who go by all caps, haha.
SMASH Diva Championship Tournament:
Serena beat Makoto in 13:10. With, of all things, a spear. Haha.
Kana beat Syuri in 13:25 by ref stoppage.
This means it’s Serena vs. Kana on TBA to crown the first champion.
Yuko Miyamoto, Ray & YO-HEY beat Takuya Kito, Mio Shirai & Yusuke Kodama in 12:02. Miyamoto pinned Kito with La Magistral.
Tatsumi Fujinami beat Mentallo in 7:45.
More detailed results hopefully coming later, as SportsNavi appears to be only posting quick results. As far as the tournament semis & Diva Title match, no dates set but, at least for the women, I’m thinking the next Korakuen, which will be on 9/8.
Next event is 8/21 at Shinjuku Face.
UPDATE: SportsNavi has now posted a more detailed report, some more details and fallout:
The event started with a Makoto interview where she put over Emi Sakura. But when it was over, Riho came out and attacked TAJIRI. This all led to the making of Riho vs. TAJIRI for the 8/21 Ice Ribbon event at Korakuen.
9/8 will have the SMASH Championship Tournament semifinals.
Ayumi Kurihara also appeared and announced that she would be on the 9/8 event and claimed she was the #1 woman wrestler in Japan right now (debatable) and she’d have her sights set on the Serena-Kana winner and the SMASH Diva Title. That first champion will also be determined on 9/8.
There probably will be another JCB Hall event at some point in the near-future, but no date mentioned yet.