Weekends PPV Results (NJPW, ROH & Dragon Gate) By Shaun Nichols

This weekend saw New Japan, ROH and Dragon Gate all have major PPV shows, so in case any of you missed anything here are the results.


New Japan – Dontaku 2013 (May 3rd)

1. Dark Match: Yuji Nagata, Jushin Liger, Tiger Mask 4 & Maximo defeated Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI, Gedo & Jado
2. IWGP Junior Tag Titles: Forever Hooligans (Alex Koslov & Rocky Romero) beat The Time Splitters (Alex Shelley & KUSIDA) to become the 35th champions
3. Prince Devitt & Bad Luck Fale beat Ryusuke Taguchi & Captain New Japan
4. IWGP Tag Titles: TenCozy (Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan) won a four way against Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer), Manubu Nakanishi & Strongman and Taru Yano & Takeshi Iizuka to become the 62nd champions
5. NEVER Openweight Title: Masato Tanaka successfully defended the title against Tomaoki Honma
Togi Makabe beat Yujiro Takahashi
**Tatsuya Naito announced he would be making his return from injury at the Dominion show in June**
6. Hiroki Goto battled Katsuyori Shibata to a draw when they were both knocked out.
7. Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Karl Anderson, afterwards Anderson turned heel and joined with Prince Devitt, Bad Luck Fale and Tama Tonga to form a new faction called Bullet Club.
8. I-C Title: Shinsuke Nakamura retained against Shelton Benjamin
9. IWGP Heavyweight Title: Kazuchika Okada beat Minoru Suzuki to make his first successful defence in his second title reign.

ROH Border Wars 2013 (May 4th)

1. Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander beat Tadarius Thomas & ACH
2. Roderick Strong defeated Mike Bennett, ROH are teasing that Bennett could soon be leaving to join another promotion.
3. I Quit Match: BJ Whitmer beat Rhett Titus, when Titus said ‘I Quit’ to stop Whitmer hitting Steve Corino with a chair.
4. Cliff Compton & Jimmy Jacobs defeated Jay Lethal & Michael Elgin to earn Matt Hardy a ROH Title shot and for Steve Corino to become permanent colour commentator. Lethal got injured and was replaced by Kevin Steen. Steen was pinned by Jacobs following a schoolboy roll-up.
5. Eddie Edwards beat Taiji Ishimori, this was the best match of the show by all accounts. And seems to suggest that Edwards is back in the title picture after being something of a non-factor in the last 12 months.
6. TV Title: Matt Tavern retained against Mark Briscoe, after Briscoe was distracted by two Hoopla Hotties kissing on the apron and was pinned after a reverse cradle.
7. Davey Richards beat Paul London, afterwards he asked the fans to give London a standing ovation due to London’s great ROH run back in 2003.
8. ROH World Title: Jay Briscoe successfully defeated Adam Cole to keep the title, during this match they heavily teased a future match between Corino and Nigel McGuinness, with Nigel actually hitting Corino with London Calling. They are also teasing an Adam Cole heel turn as well.

Dragon Gate – Dead or Alive 2013 (May 5th)

1. Dark Match: Mondai Ryu & Kzy defeated Chihiro Tominaga & Yuki Shimuzu
2. Ryo Saito, Genki Horiguchi & Jimmy Kanda beat Super Shenlong III, Super Shisa & Cyber Kong
3. K-Ness & Kotoka defeated Jimmy Kagetora & Mr Quo Quo Naoki Tanasaki Toyanaka Dolphin (surely the best name in pro wrestling today)
4. Jimmy Susumu beat Ricochet, after the match Ricochet offered an handshake but ended up kicking and taunting him.
5. Open the Triangle: Naruki Doi, Rich Swann & Shachihoko Boy were successful in their first defence against Veteran Army members Don Fujii, HUB and Maasaki Mochizuki
6. Open the Brave Gate: Masato Yoshino defeated Dragon Kid to become the new champion, ending DK’s pretty amazing run of 18 successful title defences.
7. Open the Twin Gate: YAMATO & Shingo beat BxB Hulk & Uhaa Nation to become the new champions and finally bring some gold to their akatsuki stable.
8. Open the Dream Gate: CIMA’s seventeen month title reign shows no sign of stopping as he beat Akira Tozawa in a 30 minute battle, using the old Manami Toyota finish from the early 1990’s.


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