4/23 NJPW Results

Credit: Keeping The Spirit Alive

NJPW “Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2014″, 4/23/2014 [Wed] 18:00 @ Toyohashi City Gymnasium, 2nd Stadium in Aichi
1,200 Spectators (crowded)
(1) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Sho Tanaka vs. KUSHIDA, Mascara Dorada [CMLL] & Yohei Komatsu
◆Winner: KUSHIDA (11:17) with the Midnight Express on Sho.

(2) Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & BUSHI vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & El Desperado
◆Winner: Desperado (10:25) following the Guitara de Angel on BUSHI.

(3) Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka, Gedo & Jado vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION], Shelton “X” Benjamin, TAKA Michinoku [K-DOJO] & Taichi
◆Winner: Yano (10:20) via pinfall on TAKA.

(4) Hirooki Goto, Tetsuya Naito, Tomoaki Honma [FREE] & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii, Yujiro Takahashi, YOSHI-HASHI
◆Winner: Naito (9:45) with the Stardust Press on HASHI.

(5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe & Captain New Japan vs. Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows & Tama Tonga
◆Winner: Anderson (12:38) following the Magic Killer on Captain.

(6) Kazuchika Okada, Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov vs. Bad Luck Fale, Matt & Nick Jackson
◆Winner: Okada (12:40) following the Rainmaker on Nick.

NJPW Event Cards for March & April 2014

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of April 21st, 2014

Tag Team Top 5 for the Week of April 21st, 2014

1. Team IOU (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)-The NWA Southern Tag Team Champions get the record! Team IOU have now broken the record with 4 #1 rankings in the Tag Team Top 5. They do it on the strength of victories vs. Shooting Impact at NWA SAW on 4/18 and Frank Wyatt & Alexandre Rudolph on 4/19 at Beyond Wrestling. #2 in the online poll with 128 votes.

2. The Hooligans (Devin & Mason Cutter)-The PGP and Zero-1 USA Tag Team Champions return to the Top 5 after going 2-0 over the weekend with wins vs. Alexandre Rudolph and Frank Wyatt at PGP on 4/19 and vs. Matt Cage and Mallaki Matthews at Beyond Wrestling on 4/20. They have won 9 of their last 11 matches. It was just announced that in July they will finally take on the Young Bucks. They’re getting some great momentum heading into that match at St. Louis Anarchy. #4 in the online poll with 25 votes.

3. The Viking War Party (Alexandre Rudolph & Jake Parnell)-While they do operate under The Freebird Rule (Frank Wyatt being the 3rd member of the Viking War Party), it’s this unit that has been turning heads recently. The SNPW Tag Team Champions teamed with their 3rd member in Frank Wyatt at Beyond Wrestling’s Sleeper Cell to defeat Jordynne Grace, JJ Garrett, and Mikey. They have now won 3 straight matches as a team.

4. Los Ben Dejos (Jay Rios & Jay Cruz)-The PWX Tag Team Champions returned to a very safe territory where they have dominated in recent months. Over the weekend they defeated Country Jacked (Corey Hollis & Adam Page) on 4/18 and The Worst Case Scenario and The Sin City Saints in a 3 Way on 4/19 to retain the titles. They have won 4 straight matches at PWX. If they can transfer some of that success to some of their upcoming shows in the Illinois area, they’ll be a force to reckon with.

5. The Unholy Alliance (Mikey Whipwreck & Tajiri)-The Tag Team Top 5 took a trip down memory lane and got nostalgic this week as the two ECW greats defeated OI4K (Dave & Jake Crist) at 2CW on 4/18 and followed that up with a win vs. AR Fox and Rich Swann at 2CW on 4/19 to go 2-0 as a team on the weekend. We can only hope that we’ll get to see more of them together in 2014. If not, it was fun while it lasted. #5 in the online poll with 15 votes.

Honorable Mention. The Normals (Buzz Bloodsaw & Chance Demas)-The People’s Champs this week with 175 votes in the online poll after defeating Da House Party on 4/19 to retain the PWA Tag Team Titles.

Just missing out/Others Receiving Votes:
​The Killbillies-#3 in the online poll
​Air America
​Arrogant Bastards
​London Riots
​Lucha Sisters
​Team Friendship
​BumRush Brothers
​The Skywalkers
​Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows
​Forever Hooligans
​Dangerous Bastards
​Team CK
​Punisher Van Slyke & Kevin Graham
​The Briscoes
​The Fraternity

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