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New Japan Pro Wrestling News Summary for the Week of July 4, 2008

Posted by invizweb on July 4, 2008

G1

Thanks for the translations Stuart Max.

– The blocks for G-1 Climax tournament have been announced:

Block A:
1. Hiroshi Tanahashi (7th participation ~ 2007 winner)
2. Manabu Nakanishi (12th participation ~ 1999 winner)
3. Wataru Inoue (1st participation)
4. Giant Bernard (3rd participation)
5. Togi Makabe (5th participation)
6. Shinjiro Otani ZERO1-MAX (1st participation)
7. X (No not Dr X or Mr X, its an unknown wrestler TBA. Maybe its Ric Gillespie)

Block B:
1. Hiroyoshi Tenzan (14th participation ~ 2003, 2004 & 2006 winner)
2. Yuji Nagata (10th participation ~ 2001 winner)
3. Shinsuke Nakamura (5th participation)
4. Hirooki Goto (1st participation)
5. Toru Yano (3rd participation)
6. Toshiaki Kawada Freelance (2nd participation)
7. Yutaka Yoshie DRADITION (6th participation)

Tiger Mask Sayama returns to New Japan! Red Shoes Unno is bringing numerous old faces back to New Japan for his 20th anniversary show on August 26th at Korakuen Hall. We all knew Tenryu was booked for the show, but now the man who revolutionized the entire junior heavyweight genre as a New Japan wrestler, Satoru Sayama, is on his way back. Although he appeared in 1997 as Tiger King, this is the first time Sayama will enter the New Japan ring as Tiger Mask for 25 years! It looks like both Tigers will team up on the show against a team to be selected by Unno, with Jado & Gedo a tandem that spring to mind as possible opponents.
(Unnamed New Japan show), 08/26/08 (TV station to be decided)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

– Tiger Mask (IV)i New Japan & Tiger Mask (Original, Sayama) vs X & X

– The New Japan four-day “NEW JAPAN TRILL” tour begins tonight in Tokyo. According to good friend Ric Gillespie, who is denying participation in the G-1, that Rick is not related to Robert Fuller of Southeastern Championship Wrestling. He remembers seeing Fuller since 95 or 95.

NJPW, 7/5/08 (Samurai! TV)
Twin Messe Shizuoka

1. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title Tournament – Round 1: Yujiro vs. Tetsuya Naito
2. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title Tournament – Round 1: AKIRA vs. Jado
3. Riki Choshu, Masahiro Chono, Shiro Koshinaka & Super Strong Machine vs. Tiger Mask, Ryusuke Taguchi, Mitsuhide Hirasawa & Kazuchika Okada
4. Wataru Inoue & Koji Kanemoto vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Jimmy Rave TNA Wrestling
5. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title Tournament – Round 1: Prince Devitt vs. Gedo
6. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title Tournament – Round 1: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Minoru
7. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Takashi Iizuka, Tomohiro Ishii & Tomoaki Honma
8. Hirooki Goto, Giant Bernard & Rick Fuller vs. Togi Makabe, Toru Yano & Karl Anderson

NJPW, 7/6/08 (SXW)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title Tournament – Round 1: Winner of Yujiro/Naito vs. Winner of Devitt/Jado
2. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title Tournament – Round 2: Koji Kanemoto vs. Jimmy Rave TNA Wrestling
3. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title Tournament – Round 2: Tiger Mask vs. Ryusuke Taguchi
4. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title Tournament – Round 2: Winner of Liger/Minoru vs. Winner of AKIRA/Jado
5. Yuji Nagata & Wataru Inoue vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Hirooki Goto
6. Manabu Nakanishi vs. Togi Makabe

NJPW, 7/7/08 (Samurai! TV)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. New Japan vs. ZERO1-MAX: Riki Choshu & Mitsuhide Hirasawa vs. Takao Omori ZERO1-MAX & Shito Ueda ZERO1-MAX
2. New Japan vs. ZERO1-MAX: Yujiro vs. Osamu Namiguchi ZERO1-MAX
3. New Japan vs. ZERO1-MAX: Ryusuke Taguchi & Tetsuya Naito vs. Ryouji Sai ZERO1-MAX & Minoru Fujita ZERO1-MAX
4. New Japan vs. ZERO1-MAX: Jushin Thunder Liger & AKIRA vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa ZERO1-MAX & Daisuke Sekimoto Big Japan
5. New Japan vs. ZERO1-MAX: Wataru Inoue & Koji Kanemoto vs. Ikuto Hidaka ZERO1-MAX & Munenori Sawa BattlARTS
6. New Japan vs. ZERO1-MAX: Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Masato Tanaka ZERO1-MAX & Shinjiro Otani ZERO1-MAX

NJPW, 7/8/08 (SXW)
Tokyo Korakuen Hall

1. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title Tournament – Semi Final:
2. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title Tournament – Semi Final:
3. Shinsuke Nakamura, Giant Bernard & Rick Fuller vs. Togi Makabe, Toru Yano & Karl Anderson
4. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title Tournament – Final:
5. Yuji Nagata vs. Hirooki Goto
6. Lumberjack Death Match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Takashi Iizuka

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