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Old 04-23-2006, 11:14 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Can't wait till this is up! It sounds like it's going to be one of the best, if not THE best PPV ever considering the wrestlers involved along with your writing ability
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Good preview for the ppv, and im sure it will be good whenever it is posted.
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With the BTB tournament over now i've got back to this thread. I'll be coming back with the G1 Climax PPV which is close to being finished. I've got 4 more matches to finish so it should be up by Saturday.
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Finally, Liger HAS COME BACK....to booking.

G1 should be great, and I can't wait for Jack Evans to beat....ummm...well, he's not important enough to remember his name.
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That's pretty cool dude, came up short in the Toruny but this thread is better than his... Well actually depends on what you like. I like both your threads and seeing both them come back is awesome!!! Welcome back I can't wait for Jack Evans to lose to...Umm...Whoever his opponent is.
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That's where your wrong Spartanlax, unless you two came up with a plan, then Jushin Liger is not going to show you the same mercy as Taka Michinoku beats Jack Evans.

Anyways, Jushin, how are things looking around the news articles?
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JLA Puroresu
G1 Climax







We open with a video package highlighting the JLA World Title as mirror images of all G1 competitors flash between the angles.




Voice – 8 men


We see Shinsuke Nakamura, Chris Benoit, Kenta Kobashi, Jun Akiyama, Masahiro Chono, Sting, Yuji Nagata and Satoshi Kojima all in the ring at various times.



Voice – All fighting for one prize




We see the JLA World Title in a glass case as all 8 men stand around it.




Antonio Inoki- The most prestigious tournament in the world of professional wrestling…….The G1 Climax.







We cut to the titan tron as fireworks make themselves seen and heard whilst the camera pans through the thousands in attendance. The cheers are defining as the fans make themselves heard as the camera cuts to Jerry Lawler and Joey Styles at ring side.




Styles- Hello and welcome to the G1 Climax…..It’s finally here King the first ever JLA Puroresu PPV!


Jerry Lawler- It’s a landmark event Styles and the fans here in the Sumo Hall Tokyo know it! Just listen to them.



Styles- They certainly know how to scream King, but I can’t blame them we’ve got one hell of a show for you tonight.


Jerry Lawler- We have Styles, tonight we will not only crown are first JLA World Champion but we will also crown are first Jr Heavyweight Champion as well.


Styles- That is just the icing on the cake King, the United States Title will be contested in a Fatal Four Way along with the U-30 Title!



Jerry Lawler- Don’t forget the JLA vs. ROH match Styles!


Styles- Of course JLA’s very own Taka Michinoku will take on Ring of Honour’s Jack Evan’s. And well Taka Michinoku made it very clear that he is fighting this match for himself and himself alone.



Jerry Lawler- He certainly did Styles! And you know what that match is up next!



Styles- What a way to open the show, let’s get it started!






Jack Evans vs. Taka Michinoku





Jack Evans:
Height: 5ft 8in
Weight: 165lbs
Trained By: Bruce Hart, Teddy Hart, Ross Hart.
Representing: Ring of Honour



Taka Michinoku:
Height: 5ft 9in
Weight: 185lbs
Trained By: The Great Sasuke
Representing: JLA Puroresu







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Both men are checked by the official before the bell rings. The fans in the Sumo Hall are clearly hyped up for this match as it’s the first time they will witness Jack Evans in a JLA ring. There support however is not for the JLA star Taka Michinoku who stated last week on LiveWire that he couldn’t care less about the organisation and would win this contest for himself and no other. Jack Evans is heavily cheered by the Tokyo fans as he wears a ROH T-Shirt. Taka Michinoku wears no top with only his blue and black tights stating his name TAKA in bold capitals. He wears his usual red and blue trainers whilst his wrists are tapes and his hair is cur short. The fans wait patiently for the bell to ring but once the official signals the start of the bout they rise to there feet and cheer with might. The two competitors begin to circle the ring keeping there eyes locked and wrists limber whilst the fans begin to settle down and watch the ring with intent.


Both Taka and Evans hooks up but it’s Michinoku who gains the upper hand as he catches the head and takes it into a head lock, making sure his grasp is tight enough to keeps his opponent immobile on his feet. Taka makes sure his grasp doesn’t begin to slacken as Evan’s begins to push forward. Jack begins to pick up pace as he looks to ram his opponent into the turnbuckle causing the fans to shudder a scream. Michinoku shows his experience however and whilst he still holds the head he runs up the three buckle before pushing off on the last and flipping backwards releasing the head as he goes. Evans turn in confusion as Taka lands well on his feet. Michinoku springs into the air and forces both feet into the chest of Evans completing the standing dropkick to the chest. Jack stumbles backwards into the turnbuckle whilst his opponent flies to a vertical base. The Japanese star takes the hand of Evans and Irish whips him into the opposing turnbuckle. Michinoku runs towards him with pace but Evans reacts well and pushes up on the both ropes forcing both feet into the chin of his JLA opponent. Michinoku stumbles backwards in pain as Evans hops onto the second ropes sizing his opponent up all the while. Taka turns causing his opponent to react, Evans flips forward completing the diving senton which is performed well since he launched off the second ropes and not the top turnbuckle.



The back of the ROH star crashes with the chest of Taka as he falls hard to his back. Michinoku’s head crashes with the canvass as his opponent lets the momentum of the diving senton take him to his feet. The pace of the match is clearly very fast from the beginning and Sumo Hall love it. Taka stumbles to his feet as Evans takes his arm and Irish whips him into the ropes. Michinoku runs off with pace causing more force into the incoming dropkick from his opponent. The two feet of Jack crash with the right collar bone of Michinoku causing him to drop to the floor. Evans strikes fast and looks to slow the pace of the match down by taking the right leg in an Achilles tendon hold. The pain is felt by Michinoku as he makes sure not to let his shoulders rest on the mat for too long in case he is too counted for the pin. The pain grows with every passing second as Taka begins to jerk up and down in hope that he can force himself towards the ropes. Evans turns on the leg as hard as he can too try and yank it from its socket. This isn’t the case but he does a lot of damage to the leg as the submission is held for over one minute before his opponent manages to grasp the bottom rope. The fans clap Taka’s efforts even though they don’t like the man in the least. Evans uses his strangle hold on the match to pull his opponent to a vertical base, he immediately connects with a European uppercut before stepping off the thigh of his opponent and completing the inzigure kick to the back of the head. The step off from the thigh gave Jack the added height to complete the kick to perfection, as his foot does it’s best to crack the skull of the JLA star.



Taka stumbles backward before finally falling to his back. The fans eat this up as the match remains fast and furious whilst Jack Evans walks over to the apron and climbs the turnbuckle with speed. He reaches the top ropes and stables himself well whilst his opponent remains on his back breathing heavily. Evans doesn’t waste a second as he flips forward and looks for the senton bomb. Michinoku immediately rolls out of the way as soon as his opponent’s feet leave the ropes giving Evans time to react. He does and reacts extremely well as the completes the Senton Bomb but lands more on his shoulders leaving him a good landing and the momentum of the move sees him roll elegantly to his feet. Michinoku is ready for him however as he immediately jumps to the second rope and springboards off gaining a huge amount of height before planting both feet into the chest of Evans. The Springboard Dropkick is pulled off well as Jack falls to his back and tries to cradle his chest in agony. Taka’s experience tells him to take the leg which he does and turns it into a single legged Boston Crab. The submission is held tightly by the Japanese athlete as he bends the right leg of his opponent further and further back. Michinoku rests on the back of his opponent as he grips onto his leg for dear life. The spinal cord takes the most pressure of the move as Evans groans in agony.


The ROH star pushes up on his hands and begins to slowly crawl towards the ropes in hope of saving himself from this torturous move. Taka smiles as he holds the submission in place knowing that his weight is making it even more difficult for his opponent to make it to the ropes. However Evans gives it his best and gradually makes his way closer towards salvation. The ropes come into view and he knows that with one last edge he could make it. Michinoku knows this as well and with sheer experience he pushes up onto his legs and walks forward holding onto the leg with might. Evans sees the ropes fade away as he is dragged back into the centre of the ring. The agony is shown on a close up from the camera as Taka Michinoku smiles as the pain he is ensuing. The fans cheer on Evans trying desperately to keep him going. The pain consumes Jack’s right leg and spinal cord as Michinoku once again rests on the lower back. Jack can hear the Japanese fans chanting his name and with one last surge he pushes up on his hands once again in hope of making it towards the ropes. Taka shakes his head in disbelief as Evans gradually pushes forward towards his once chance of safety.


With his hard work not going to waste Jack Evans is only inches away from the ropes as he begins to stretch his right arm out to it’s full. Michinoku begins to panic and quickly releases the leg and stopping the Single Legged Boston Crab when it looked most likely to fail. Michinoku takes his grounded opponent for all he’s got and drops a knee on the back and kidneys. Evans groans in pain as he doesn’t even think about celebrating being released from the submission that caused him so much pain. Taka takes right arm of his opponent and slowly guides his opponent up before turning in on it and cracking his foot with the ribs of Evans. Jack gasps for breath as Taka remains holding his right arm, Michinoku then places his leg over the head of his opponent as he crouches forward gasping for breath. The position looks like the beginning of the Rocker Dropper from Marty Jannety but Taka doesn’t force his opponent face into the mat. No, instead he lets his opponent push up into the leg and jumps up with the force.



He then releases the arm and lets other leg meet his other with the only barricade being Evans neck. The tilt a whirl head scissors is completes as the Ring of Honour star flips violently to his back. The fans respect the move from Michinoku and applaud it as he makes it to a vertical base. He is soon followed by Jack who is soon hit with a chop to the chest. As Evans gasps for breath he is soon hit with a toe kick to the gut followed by a standing head scissors. Michinoku wraps his arms around the waist of his opponent and forces him onto his shoulders. Evans cant reacts as Taka quickly drops to his rear in a sit out position forcing his opponent’s shoulders and back to crash violently into the canvass with force. The sit out powerbomb is completed to perfection as the pin is soon made. Taka Michinoku places both his feet on both shoulders of Jack making sure to holds the legs in hope of securing the three count. The referee drops to the floor and makes sure he can see the shoulders clearly before making the first count.



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Jack Evans has the fans screaming in excitement as he manages to raise his right shoulder off the canvass hence stopping the count at two. Taka blows in frustration before throwing his opponents legs to one side. He pushes to his feet and is gradually followed by his opponent. Taka attacks quickly making sure not to let his lead on the match slip. He reacts well and drops to his back but not before he plants both feet into the right knee of Evans. Jack drops to his stomach as his leg buckles, especially after the leg in question took the brunt of the pain in the single legged Boston crab. Taka attacks like a tiger for it’s prey and places his knee behind the leg of Evans and pushes the foot up north hence causing more pressure to the leg. Taka adds even more strenuous pressure to the hold by pushing the foot back to the canvass and ramming the knee in question back into the leg. Evans screams in pain as Taka works even more on the leg.



Taka rams his knee into the back of the leg five times before leaving it to rest. Instead he pulls his opponent by the head to a vertical base and connects with another knife edge chop to the chest. Taka grasps the arm and Irish whips his opponent into the ropes. Michinoku bends forward in hope of the hip toss but does this too soon. It gives Evans time to reacts which he does! The force of the whip is too strong for him to stop but he lets it take him into a flip! Evans flips over his opponent as he lands on his back but not before he grasps both legs of Taka and forces his to fall backwards onto his shoulders. The victory roll is completed and the Tokyo fans rise to there feet in astonishment. The cover comes out of nowhere but the count doesn’t come as Taka Michinoku lets the momentum of the flip carrying to roll backwards to his feet leaving Evans alone on his read. Jack cant move in time as the JLA star drops down and plants both feet into the face of his opponent. Evans jerks up and down whilst clutching his nose as he feels the affects of the low drop kick immediately. The Sumo Hall fans know that Taka Michinoku has done well to take control of the match and they also know if he is too keep in control like he has been doing, the match will be over soon with the Japanese stars arm being raises as the winner.


Jack rolls to his feet after checking for signs of blood in his nose, there isn’t but he is lucky nonetheless. Michinoku is ready for him as he takes his opponent current position in mind and grasps the head in a front face lock. He doesn’t drape the arm so the suplex is out of the question.



Instead he holds the face lock whilst running towards the turnbuckle. He climbs all three before pushing off the third and letting the push send him to his right. With the face lock in affect Evans can only follow before his head is forced violently into the canvass. The Tornado DDT is completed to perfection as the momentum of the move sees Jack Evans rolling to his back breathing heavily and looking in serious trouble to say the least. Taka sits up on his rear with a cocky smile on his face, the fans begin to boo until he crawls over his opponent and makes the cover. This also shows just how smug the Japanese star is as he doesn’t hook a leg or even put pressure on the shoulders. He barely lets his weight rest on the torso as he holds himself up on one arm. He lets the other finger the count as he waits to hold up three fingers for the fans that despise him with a passion. The official drops to the floor and makes the count as the fans watch with intent, some even pray for Evans to kick out.




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The Sumo Hall is filled with stomps of the feet and screams of some of the woman as Jack Evans manages to force his left shoulder off the canvass. Taka looks at the referee with a stunned expression on his face, he holds up three fingers in hope he heard the count wrong but the referee is adamant that the count stopped at two. Michinoku pounds the canvass with his palms before he gradually makes it to his feet. Evans remains on the floor breathing heavily causing his opponent to take his chin and guide him to a vertical base. Evans shows just how smart he is as he pushes out of his opponent grasp and takes him by surprise by connecting with a knife edge chop. Taka stumbles backwards before his opponent runs off the thigh and pushes up gaining a great height before forcing the foot into the side of the skull.


The inzigure kick to the side of the head as Taka Michinoku falling over the top ropes and landing hard onto the outside mat. The force of the kick is helped greatly by the push off from the thigh just like before and this time it sees the JLA star on the outside of the ring. The fans cheer on Evans as they know this could be his break into the match. The Ring of Honour star takes a second to catch his breath before he observes his opponent gradually making it to a vertical base. Evans runs towards the ropes but jumps over the top and lands well on the apron. Taka watches in confusion before Evans kicks his heel back connecting with the chin of Taka before he hops to the second ropes and springboards off gaining quite some height before pulling off the amazing Twisting Springboard 720 Moonsault straight into his Japanese opponent Taka Michinoku. The fans can’t believe what they have seen as both men crash to the floor in a heap. The Sumo Hall is soon filled with stomps and scream of excitement as the Stuntin’ 101 is completed to perfection.



The referee begins the count as both wrestlers remain on the floor breathing heavily. Taka Michinoku looks unconscious until he shows signs of movement on the official’s count of 8. Jack Evans makes it to his feet on the count of 8 and immediately pulls his opponent to a vertical base before pushing him under the bottom rope into the squared circle. Evans rolls under the ropes and immediately makes the cover by hooking the right leg and putting pressure on the chest. The referee drops to the floor as the fans watch with intent, each one of them believing that this could be it for the JLA superstar.


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Taka Michinoku has the fans standing in disbelief as he somehow manages to raise his left shoulder off the canvass hence stopping the referee count at two. Evans looks up into the air in disappointment; he knows that he was only half a second from winning the match and going back to ROH with a smile on his face and his head held high. He brushes it away knowing he has to capitalize on his opponent’s current condition. Evans makes it to his feet and pulls his opponent to a vertical base before connecting with a right hand to the jaw; this has Taka stumbling backwards before Jack connects with a toe kick to the gut followed by a front face lock. He drapes the arm of his opponent over his neck and shoulders before grasping the tights and pulling his opponent up vertically.



Taka is held for up to six seconds as Evans muscles begin to bulge with the immense pressure of Michinoku in his arms. Evans drops sharply down as he plants the head of his opponent into mat. The Brainbuster is completed to perfection as the fans begin to get ready for Taka Michinoku’s downfall. Evans makes sure to make the cover as soon as he completes the Brainbuster as he hooks the right leg and puts pressure on the chest. The referee drops to the floor and makes the count as the fans in the Sumo Hall watch with intent.


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Once again the Sumo Hall fans stand dumbfounded as somehow Taka Michinoku manages to raise his right shoulder off the canvass to stop the count at two. Evans loses his patience and beats the canvass with his hands before gradually making it to a vertical base. He sees his opponent down and breathing heavily and reacts fast before it’s too late. Without a moments hesitation he walks over to the apron and climbs the apron all the way to the top ropes. Taka remains on the floor immobile on his back as Evans turns on the ring before leaping backwards. The fans watch with intent as Evans completes the moonsault but turns 180* with multiple rotations. The Corkscrew Moonsault is completed as Jack Evans lands straight onto the knees of Taka Michinoku. Evans is impaled over the knees of his opponent as Taka Michinoku reacts superbly to the high risk manoeuvre.


Evans grasps his ribs and stomach in sheer pain as he kicks his feet into the canvass in pain. He grits his teeth in hope that the pain will lessen but it only does once he makes it to his feet. At this point it is too late as Taka Michinoku connects with a toe kick to the gut followed by a standing head scissors. Evans can’t react as he is forced into the shoulders of his opponent in a powerbomb position. The move is pulled off well as the shoulders and back of Evans crash into the canvass with force. Taka drops to his knees making sure the full force of the move is reached. Evans arches his back in pain as he knows to lessen the contact with the ground for as long as possible. Taka doesn’t rise for quite a while as he rests his joints and muscles whilst catching up on some much needed breath. Evans is still feeling the affects of landing on the knees of his opponent after the Corkscrew Moonsault and the powerbomb didn’t help his cause. The match is wide open and the fans know it.



They cheer on Evans as they wonder if he can keep going after begin so close to clinching the match. Finally Taka Michinoku makes it to his feet and pulls his opponent with him. Taka connects with a right forearm to the face before he picks up his opponent in a belly to belly position. He shows his immense stamina by keeping his opponent up vertically before he drops to his knees and rams the head of his opponent straight into the canvass. Evans drops to his back as the Tombstone Piledriver is completed; he takes the brunt of the pain in his neck as he landed straight down vertically on it. Taka once again takes this time to catch up on his breath and rest but doesn’t take as long as he rises to his feet soon after the piledriver is completed. Taka doesn’t make the cover instead he gradually makes it to the turnbuckle and slowly climbs the turnbuckle all the way to the top ropes. The fans watch with intent as Taka stables himself on the narrow platform in which he has to perform. All eyes are on the JLA star as he sizes his immobile opponent up, whilst doing the task of keeping balance. Finally he jumps forward and flips in mid air completing the Senton to perfection. This works really well for Taka as his opponent rolls out of the way in hope that Michinoku will crash back first into the canvass giving him the advantage in the match. This doesn’t got to plan however as Taka lands just after his shoulders in such a way that he rolls to a vertical base, reminiscent of his mentor The Great Sasuke!


Evans isn’t prepared for this and turns straight into a belly to belly over head suplex which is pulled off by Michinoku to perfection. The back of Jack crashes to the canvass with might but he manages to suck up the pain and roll to a vertical base. Taka doesn’t waste a second as he runs towards his opponent before grasping the right arm and Irish whipping his opponent into the ropes. Evans runs off with pace causing Taka to react with a huge back body drop, causing the ROH star to fly into the air before crashing back down onto the harsh solid mat. Taka smiles over his wounded opponent as Evans tries desperately to make it to a vertical base! Michinoku adds insult to injury as he slaps the face of his opponent before pulling him to his feet and connecting with a forearm to the side of the head. Evans takes the blow which is followed by a toe kick to the gut, Taka doesn’t waste another second by locking the head of his opponent into a standing head scissors.


The Japanese star takes the waist in his grasp before forcing his opponent up vertically in a Piledriver position. Evans reacts fast by kicking both legs back and forth in hope of causing some disruption to the move. Taka doesn’t lose balance however and with a sharp drop to the floor the Piledriver is completed. The head of the ROH star crashes vertically into the mat with force as Evans crumbles to his side before finally resting on his back. Jack nurses his neck the best he can after the Piledriver is completed but this only causes another smile on the face of the JLA star.


Michinoku doesn’t waste another second as he runs towards the ropes and bounces off the second rope before flipping backwards in hope of the Springboard Moonsault. Taka connects! The torso of the Japanese star crashes violently into the chest of his opponent causing him to gasp for breath whilst holding his neck in pain! The move is pulled off well as Taka Michinoku immediately makes the cover after the Springboard Moonsault, hooking the right leg and putting pressure on the chest. The referee drops to the floor as the fans watch with intent. Most sure that this is it for the Ring Of Honour star and the JLA man will shine tonight.



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Once again Evans has the fans stood in disbelief as he somehow manages to raise his right shoulder off the canvass hence stopping the count just a fraction of a second away from the three count. Taka looks up into the air whilst grasping what short amount of hair he has; his mouth hangs open in shock before he smashes the canvass with the palms of his fists. Gradually he makes it to his feet and pulls his opponent with him before forcing the right hand into the jaw of Evans. Jack stumbles backwards but comes back with a huge lariat knocking his opponent to the floor as the back of Taka’s head cracks with the canvass. Michinoku stumbles to his feet in a state of shock before he is hit with a toe kick to the gut before being locked into a standing head scissors. Evans grasps the waist with might before forcing his opponent onto his shoulders in a powerbomb position. Taka doesn’t fight back as he doesn’t have the time, within a couple of second Evans drops to his knees and completes the powerbomb hence forcing his opponent back first into the mat.


The shoulders of Taka also take some brunt of the pain as he finishes on his back breathing heavily and wondering what happened to his advantage in the match. Evans dropped to his knees on the bomb creating more force in the move hence more pain for the Japanese counter part. The Ring of Honour star rises to his feet and pulls his opponent to a vertical base before connecting with a strong forearm to the side of the head. Evans then pulls off a toe kick to the gut before locking the head of his opponent in a front face lock whilst draping the right arm over his neck and shoulder. Jack takes a nice grasp of his opponent’s tights before forcing him high into the air before dropping to his back. The vertical suplex is completed well as Taka arches his back in pain before rolling to his feet in reaction. Evans is ready for him as he grasps the chest tightly before pulling off the belly to belly overhead suplex. The back of Taka Michinoku crashes violently with the canvass as the Japanese Jr Heavyweight slowly rolls to his feet in reaction once again as he sees his opponent sizing him up for whatever he has in store.


Taka looks like a rag doll as he makes it to his feet he knows he’s taken a huge amount of punishment in the last 3 minutes without counting the rear and tear of the entire match. The pride of the JLA is far from his mind, the only thing that appeals to him is the glory of winning for himself! Evans is filled with adrenalin from the number of moves completed and he sums up what to do next. The end result is near as Michinoku is turned upside down in a belly to belly position. However Evans cradles the groin whilst holding up on the right shoulder with the free arm. The Japanese fans watch in confusion as the Ring of Honour Star drops into a sit out position forcing his opponent vertical shoulder first into the mat.




The move is completed to perfection as the fans know it off by heart, but the sight of seeing it from the American star is baffling as it’s Taka Michinoku who is the originator of the move……. The Michinoku Driver!!! The fans know the move has been pulled off to perfection as Jack Evans hooks the leg for the cover. The Evans Driver as the ROH star calls it may do it here and the fans in the Sumo Hall know it as they stare intently towards the squared circle.




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The Tokyo fans go crazy at the sight of Taka Michinoku raising his right shoulder off the canvass. They may not like the JLA star but they know exciting wrestling when they see it! Evans looks at the referee and holds up three fingers in hope that he heard the count wrong. The referee however is adamant about his original decision and the match continues. The American star rises to his feet looking in pain but willing to go on as Taka Michinoku remains on the floor breathing heavily and wondering if he can maker yet another mark in this match before it’s over. Jack stumbles backwards into the ropes showing his weakness but pushes up soon after to gradually pull his opponent to a vertical base. Taka doesn’t fight back as he is hit with a right forearm to the face before his head is taken in a front face lock. Evans takes a moment to take one last breath before grasping the tights. A Brainbuster looks possible as he manages to force his opponent into the air. However Taka Michinoku manages to push off the shoulders and lands on the canvass gently to his feet. Jack turns in confusion as Taka turns and completes the “Super K” to the jaw.


The high impact of the Super Kick to the jaw causing Evans to stumble backwards before finally dropping to his back in a daze! Taka remains on his knees as this is how he fell from the kick but is determined to push on whilst he has the advantage. Evans shakes his head as he begins to regain focus but whilst he does this his opponent gradually makes it to a vertical base. Michinoku signals the fans causing them to boo with might, the gesture is of course not of ones politeness as the Sumo Hall reverts to jeers towards there own JLA star. Evans is pulled to his feet from the head as he is quickly hit with a right hand to the side of the head followed by an Irish whip into the turnbuckle. The force of the whip has Jack Evans head and neck snapping back with force before Taka Michinoku runs towards him and completes a running high knee to the chest. The force of the knee crashing into the chest has Jack gasping for breath. This is Taka’s plan as he uses this time to push his opponent to the top turnbuckle where he stay immobile and in danger of being hit with whatever Taka has in store. Michinoku follows him and makes himself stable on the second ropes before connecting with a right hand to the jaw followed by a left.




The shots are filled with venom which is a worthy cause as the match has been going on for a long amount of time and both men are feeling the effects. Finally Taka pushes up to the top ropes and gains a good amount of balance whilst placing is hands on both shoulders, this is for the move he has planned which the fans and Evans know. The second attempt at the Hurricarana is completed as the legs of Taka land on the shoulders of his opponent before he forces him to flip violently forward onto his back. Jack cringes in pain as he tries to limit the contact with the canvass however this doesn’t limit the pain as he grits his teeth in agony. Taka smiles as he is on his knees but the smile turns to a smirk before he cuts his throat signalling the end for his ROH opponent. Jack remains on the floor arching his back in pain before his opponent pulls him to his feet. Michinoku shows his opponent no respect at all by slapping his across the face; this causes Evans to stumble before he is taken in the arms of Taka.


The fans boos circle the Sumo Hall as the Michinoku Driver looks to be completed. Jerry Lawler states that this is how it’s supposed to be done as Taka drops to a sit out position forcing his opponent shoulders first into the mat. The Michinoku Driver is completed to perfection for the second time in the match but this time it’s the inventor of the move that doesn’t feel the affects. The Japanese star immediately hooks the leg from the end position of the move and waist for the three count to be made. The referee obeys and drops to the floor making sure to get a good view of the shoulders before starting the count



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This has the Sumo Hall in raptures as somehow and in someway Jack Evans from the American Promotion Ring of Honour manages to raises his right shoulder off the canvass hence stopping the three count! Taka Michinoku’s mouth hangs wide open in shock as the Hall is filled with stomps and cheers with the added touch of applause. The JLA star can’t believe it as he looks towards the referee still not speaking a word as his jaw circles to canvass. Evans remains immobile from after the kick out but he knows he still has a chance in the match however slim his chances may be. Michinoku takes his time making it to his feet as the affects of the match begin to build immensely. He is soon followed by his opponent Jack Evans who looks in an even worse state that Taka.


The JLA star looks for a right hand which is blocked by his opponent who follows up with a right of his own this time connecting. Taka comes back with a knife edge chop which pierces the skin of his opponent causing him to stumble backwards. Taka looks to have gained the advantage quickly but Evans comes back with a chop of his own making a sickening sound which circles the Sumo Hall. Evans doesn’t give up as he grits his teeth and gives another and then another and then another. The chops are fast and furious until finally Taka falls to his back unable to take any more punishment. Evans stumbles backwards into the ropes which he leans of for support. The Japanese fans try to urge him on but it looks like he can’t even stand. The camera focuses on the head of Evans which shows a small smile from the young rising star. Suddenly he pushes off the ropes and runs towards his grounded opponent before Standing Corkscrew 360* shooting star press before following up with a standing sky twister press. The arena goes quite for nearly 3 seconds as the thousand upon thousands of fans stare in awe. Finally they find there voices and find them well as the Hall is filled with cheers and high pitched screams. Never has the move been completed in a Japanese province and you can tell by the reaction. Evans remains lying on his opponent in a pinning position after he completes the infamous…………….. Ode to Blitzrieg!!!



The referee immediately drops to the floor and makes the count! Evans doesn’t have the strength to hook the leg but this doesn’t look to be a problem as the referee makes the second count




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The fans remain on there feet from the completion of the Ode to Blitzieg but they begin to jump in celebration as Jack Evans finally finishes the match. Taka Michinoku doesn’t look to be moving but finally rolls over towards the ropes where he remains. Evans takes a moment to rise but finally makes it with the help of the referee, before he pushes away to stand on two feet. His hand is raised as the winner before he drops to his knees as the fans applaud his excellent win over the JLA. Evans finally makes it to his feet once again as he applauds the fans for there support. Evans soaks up the atmosphere before finally rolling out of the ring and slowly makes it to the back whilst high fiving the fans whilst walking. Taka rolls out of the ring soon after as he realises he’s lost the match. He kicks the barricade in frustration before spitting on the floor.












Winner – Jack Evans – Via Pinfall








Styles- Jack Evans did it; he managed to win Taka Michinoku on JLA soil!




Jerry Lawler- I can’t believe this Styles, Taka had the match won!



Styles- Well it took something special to beat the JLA star, a move which he calls the Ode to Blitzrieg!


Jerry Lawler- Well I may be biased but even I can say that Evans is a major rising star and that move proves it!



Styles- Well lets see what Taka Michinoku thinks about his loss he’s with Mitsui Yamada are JLA Interviewer!





We cut to the back with the JLA star who is sweating profusely and breathing heavily. He holds the back of his head in pain as Yamada makes his way towards him.



Mitsui Yamada- Taka……Taka Michinoku! How do you feel about your loss against the Ring of Honour star Jack Evans?




Taka Michinoku- How do I feel! How do you think I feel you pathetic excuse for a man! I had that match won; Evans the son of a bitch took my move….My invention! But did he put me down for the three count? No because no one hits that peach of a Michinoku Driver like I do! Ha ha ha ha ha!



Mitsui Yamada- Well you hit the move Taka Michinoku, and well…….. Jack Evans kicked out of it!



Taka Michinoku looks at Mitsui in a sea of rage before he begins to speak again!




Taka Michinoku- Well…..I didn’t hit it right! I messed up on the….Landing! You know what it doesn’t matter, that piece of shit had to do ten thousand flips and a cartwheel to beat me!



Mitsui Yamada- The Ode to Blitzreig!



Taka Michinoku- What?




Mitsui Yamada- The Ode to Blitzrieg…. That’s the name of the move!



Taka Michinoku- I don’t give a shit what it’s called the fact is that when you face me you have to pull out the very best, and even then you need a bit of luck!


Mitsui Yamada- Don’t you feel ashamed for letting down the whole JLA roster?



Taka Michinoku- Ha ha ha! You think I care about those pieces of shit in the back? I may have lost tonight, but do I care about what the JLA guys think about me? Hell no! Taka Michinoku is out for himself and nobody else! Jack Evans you got lucky tonight, but this loss will be overshadowed with the weeks to come!




At this Taka Michinoku begins to storm away leaving Mitsui Yamada standing with the mic in his hand.





Styles- Well Taka Michinoku may have lost the match but he doesn’t care what the JLA guys think!



Jerry Lawler- I wonder what Taka Michinoku means when he says this loss will be overshadowed with the recent weeks.



Styles- He may be small but Taka Michinoku is dangerous and when he has a plan you don’t want to be in firing range.




We go backstage with Jushin Liger and Minoru Tanaka who are standing in a corridor!



Jushin Liger- Minoru, you know you can’t go out there tonight during the match!


Minoru Tanaka- Yeah boss!



Jushin Liger- Well that doesn’t mean you can’t do your business before the bout!



Minoru Tanaka nods his head with a sadistic smile on his face before Tiger Mask runs towards them with a scowl on his mouth.



Tiger Mask- Where the hell is Black Tiger?



Minoru Tanaka- He’s in America!


Tiger Mask- What?



Jushin Liger- You def? He said he’s in America with Mat Morgan, fighting in Ring of Honour. It was Inoki’s idea, all because he was scared you and him would get into a little fight.



Tiger Mask- Son of a …… Well you tell him this, he better not show his face at LiveWire or he’s be very, very sorry!



Jushin Liger- Woah, hold it there hot shot! If I wasn’t getting ready for the biggest match of my career id probably end up beating your ass for that comment. But I won’t, we’ll give BT the message but I’m sure we’ll see him on Monday!



Minoru Tanaka- Now scurry along little man! Ha ha ha!




Tiger Mask begins to laugh along with Jushin Liger and Minoru Tanaka before throwing a stiff right hand to the side of Tanaka’s head before connecting with an elbow to Jushin. A brawl breaks out as Tiger Mask gives it his best shot against the two CTU members. Finally it’s broken up by a gang of security guards as Tiger Mask tries hard to break free of there grasp. He doesn’t and Liger and Tanaka are guided away from the fan favourite.






Styles- Well Tiger Mask is venting some of that anger over Black Tiger on towards his companions in the Control Terrorism Unit.



Jerry Lawler- I can’t believe Tiger Mask did that! Jushin Liger has a very important match tonight for the Jr Heavyweight Title. Just because Tiger Mask couldn’t qualify for the match!


Styles- And why not King? Because Black Tiger interfered in the match when he wasn’t even involved!



Jerry Lawler- I’m sorry I can’t bicker Styles, I’ve got a match to call…… It’s time for Dragon Kid and Hiroshi Tanahashi for the U-30 Title!



Styles- We are going to crown are first champion in JLA Puroresu! This is going to be good!






Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Dragon Kid – U-30 Title





Hiroshi Tanahashi:
Height: 5ft 11in
Weight: 233lbs
Trained by: NJPW





Dragon Kid:
Height: 5ft 10in
Weight: 154lbs
Trained by: Ultimo Dragon









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Both men look ready for the first title match in JLA Puroresu history as the referee checks them both for any concealed weapons in there tights. Dragon Kid wears his pattered green mask similar to his mentor Ultimo Dragon whilst wearing a white and black tank top with Little Dragon typed in black writing on the chest. His tights are green and are helped with yellow boots as the supposed next Ultimo Dragon shakes his wrists keeping them limber whilst shaking his head from right to left. Hiroshi Tanahashi wears no top but is helped with white and red tights with white boots laced up tightly. The fans are even for both men as they see the newly made U-30 Title strap held by the referee high in the middle of the ring. He keeps the belt high in the air before passing it onto the ring announcer before ringing the bell to start the bout. Dragon Kid runs straight towards his opponent with pace as he looks for the victory roll straight from the start. Tanahashi remains on his feet and instead of taking his grounded opponent to strike him flips forward onto his feet as Dragon Kid rolls to a vertical base. Tanahashi runs towards Dragon and looks for the right lariat as the match starts off at a really fast pace.



Dragon Kid ducks the impending blow and runs into the ropes to gain more momentum in his upcoming run. Hiroshi is ready for his opponent and reacts well as he catches his lighter opponent in his arms and turns him over completing the Tilt a whirl backbreaker to perfection. The back of the your Ultimo Dragon protégé is impaled over the knee of his opponent before he rolls to his stomach whilst trying to cradle his own back. Tanahashi has his opponent grounded and wants to keep it that way. With that in mind he pounces like a cat to a mouse and traps the head of his masked opponent into a head lock sleeper. The future of Japanese wrestling looks to wear down his opponent quickly and try to stop his move set right from the start. With Dragon Kid using a lot of high flying moves Tanahashi is smart to keep him immobile on the ground. Dragon Kid’s head is wrapped in between the arms of his opponent like a vice, as the blood slowly drains to the rest of his body. Tanahashi is relentless as he keeps the grip tight whilst making sure not to let his arms slack with the pressure of his opponent slowly rising to one knee.





Dragon Kid knows he has to get out of the move quickly if he is to play any more part in this match and does well as he makes it to both knees before pushing up to his feet. The head lock sleeper remains intact as Dragon is on two feet bending forward with his head in the submission. Finally he grasps the waist and uses the position he is in to look for the Back Drop Suplex. Even with the light head he manages to force his opponent into the air but doesn’t complete the suplex. Instead Hiroshi manages to push out of his opponents grasp and land on his feet behind Kid. He immediately grasps the waist in hope of the German Suplex with the same reaction from Dragon Kid. The young Jr Heavyweight forces the elbow into the side of his opponents head in hope to disrupt to suplex. This doesn’t come to fruition however as Tanahashi remains composed and forces his opponent backwards. Kid manages to push up from the canvass creating a great height before flipping backwards out of his opponent grasp. Tanahashi stumbles backwards but remains on his feet showing just how good his reactions are as he was certain he would fall to his back for the suplex. Dragon Kid lands well and immediately takes this time to run into the ropes and towards his opponent on the rebound.




Hiroshi turns as Dragon Kid launches off the floor and spins forward completing the Spinning Heel Kick to perfection. The heel of the masked wrestler crashes into the jaw of his opponent causing him to drop hard to the floor. Tanahashi holds his chin in pain whilst kicking the canvass with the heels of both feet in hope of disrupting the pain that consumes his face. This doesn’t work instead it just urges his opponent to rise to his feet quicker and with more urgency. Kid takes his opponent by the head and connects with a right hand to the side of the face before grasping the arm and completing an Irish whip into the ropes. Hiroshi runs off way pace straight into a standing dropkick from the Dragon Kid. The move is pulled off well as both feet of Kid crash into the face of Tanahashi causing him once again to drop to the floor. This time however the young Jr Heavyweight rises to his feet a lot quicker in hope of taking his opponent off guard. This isn’t the case as Dragon connects with a toe kick to the gut as soon as his opponent rises before trapping him in a standing head scissors. Kid takes a moment before grasping the waist with might and forcing his opponent onto his shoulders in a powerbomb position.




He lets the momentum of the move make up for his lack of strength and quickly drops to his knees completing the move before he drops Hiroshi. The back of Tanahashi takes the brunt of the pain as the fans watch with intent. All of them know this match is wide open but if Kid was to remain in control it would only be a matter of time before it was over and Ultimo Dragon’s protégé would hold his first gold in the JLA. Dragon doesn’t make the cover instead he uses this time to climb up the turnbuckle from the apron all the way to the top ropes. Dragon Kid manages to stable himself well on the small platform in which he has to perform, this is usual territory for the young competitor and knows not to waste time keeping balance. With that in mind Kid springs into the air whilst his opponent remains immobile on the floor. The young wrestler gains quite some height before stretching out both legs in hope of a top rope diving leg drop. The move looks likely to connect until Tanahashi rolls out of the way on the last split second causing his opponent to land straight onto his rear with force. The fans cringe at the sight as Kid jerks up and down on his rear gritting his teeth in hope that the agony will soon go.




This isn’t the case as Hiroshi makes it to his feet and immediately connects with a stiff kick to the back causing a sickening sound to make its way around the Sumo Hall. Kid knows he is in a fragile place and needs to move fast, he does as he rolls to his feet as his opponent gets ready for a right hook. The fist connects with the jaw of Kid causing him to stumble before Tanahashi takes his arm and Irish whips him into the ropes. The ropes are being used frequently in the match and this time it goes to good use as Hiroshi uses the momentum of his charging opponent to complete a Japanese Arm Drag. Kid crashes to his back but rolls in reaction of the move only to be hit with the exact same move after he runs towards Tanahashi. The fans begin show there voices for the fast pace match and make sure both men are evenly cheered. Tanahashi uses the fans to help him as he connects with a knee to the sternum before locking the head in a front face lock. He soon drapes the arm and takes a nice grasp of the tights before forcing his opponent high up in the air.




He keeps his opponent up vertically for over 11 seconds showing his strength and stamina before dropping to his back completing the delayed vertical suplex to perfection. As soon as the back of the masked wrestler connects with ground it arches in reaction as Kid hopes to relieve the shooting agony that consumes his kidneys and shoulders and not forgetting his spine. Tanahashi knows the move was pulled off well as his muscles bulge after the intense pressure in which is had to withstand during the suplex. He soon drops to his knees and hooks the right leg of his opponent tightly before letting his weight drop on the chest of Dragon Kid. The first pin of the match is made as the fans watch with intent to see if the ex Dragon Gate star can kick out.




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Dragon Kid shows he still has a presence in this match by raising both shoulders from the kick out hence stopping the count at two. Tanahashi doesn’t waste a second as immediately rises to his feet and takes his opponent by the head forcing him to a vertical base before connecting with an uppercut. Kid’s head snaps back with the force of his opponents arm ramming him from under his chin but doesn’t have time to complain as he is quickly forces into the ropes from another Irish whip. Kid runs off but shows his awareness and reactions are up to par as he runs into his opponent grasp and turns into a his legs into the head scissors before turning forward and completing the Tilt a whirl head scissors to perfection. Tanahashi flips violently forward to his back causing him to groan in pain before intently rising to his feet. The fans are on there feet from the Lucha Libre move which has Kid filled with confidence.


Tanahashi knows he needs to take control of the match quickly before Dragon Kid takes control and has him out for the count. He does this by looking for the lariat in hope of grounding his opponent; this doesn’t come to fruition as Dragon ducks the impending blow and immediately runs towards the ropes. Hiroshi turns towards his opponent but not before Dragon Kid jumps to the second rope and springboards off gaining height before turning and crashing into the chest of Tanahashi. The Springboard Crossbody is completed to perfection as the back of Hiroshi’s head crashes with the mat making it a perfect time for the cover to be made. Dragon Kid immediately uses his leg to hook one leg and uses his free arms to hook the other. The shoulders of Hiroshi Tanahashi are firmly pinned to the ground as the referee drops to the floor and makes the count.


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Once again we see the kick out at two as Hiroshi manages to power out of his opponent clutch and raise his shoulders off the mat in the process. The fans rise to there feet in cheers as they thought the match may be over with the suddenness of pin. Kid doesn’t waste a second and jumps to his feet already thinking of his next move whilst his opponent makes it to a vertical base. Dragon Kid takes his opponents right arm and turns it into an arm lock before dropping firmly to his knees in a sudden instance forcing his opponent to flip forward on to his back as Kid releases the arm from the submission. Hiroshi straightens on his rear giving Kid the option to run into the ropes yet again. He does and with the added pace of the ropes he drops to the floor with both feet out in front of him forcing them into the face of Tanahashi. The low drop kick isn’t helped for Hiroshi when he is stranded on his rear, hence the force of the kick has him snapping to his back and cracking his head with the canvass. The pain is immense as it covers both sides of the head equally!



Dragon Kid knows the move was pulled off well as the sound of his feet cracking with the nose of his opponent echoes through the Sumo Hall. The masked competitor rises to his feet and pulls his opponent by the hair with him before connecting with a right forearm to the face followed by a scoop slam. The back of Hiroshi crashes with the mat where he stays to catch up on some breath and try to rest the bones that have taken a beating in this fast paced match up. Dragon uses this time however to climb the turnbuckle yet again all the way to the top ropes. He shows great balance as he watches over his grounded opponent, he knows he needs to be quick as he doesn’t want another missed cued high risk manoeuvre. The pain in his ass remains from the missed Diving Leg Drop which sticks in his mind as he once again launches into the air. The small frame of Kid has him gaining more height that most which is needed to compensate for his lack of weight. Tanahashi remains on the floor as Dragon Kid looks for the Senton Bomb!



The move is completed to perfection with Kid cocking his head up quickly before tucking it back in on landing. The shoulder of the masked athlete crash violently into the chest of Hiroshi causing him to gasp for breath as soon as contact as been made! The move more associated with Jeff Hardy is pulled off well by Dragon Kid who immediately turns on the floor and hooks the left leg before putting pressure on the shoulders. The thousands of fans in attendance are already on there feet after the high risk manoeuvre but there focus on the ring doesn’t lessen!



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Tanahashi shows his will to go on and become U-30 champion by shocking his opponent and fans alike by forcing his right shoulder off the canvass and stopping the count before three. Dragon Kid’s mask doesn’t hide how shocked he is from the kick out but he quickly shrugs it off and gets back to the match. He rises to his feet in unison with his opponent but it’s Hiroshi who makes the first move. He connects with a right hand to the side of the head before launching his knee into the gut causing his opponent to bend forward in reaction. Tanahashi immediately hooks both arms behinds Dragon’s back and without a second thought he force him into the air. Kid flips forward onto his back and with both arms hooked he is unable to soften the blow. Unable to cushion the connection with the mat Dragon Kid opens his mouth and groans in pain as the Double Underhook Suplex of Butterfly Suplex to some is completed. The fans applaud the well put together move but stop as soon as Hiroshi gets back to work. The ex TNA star rises to his feet and takes the right leg of his opponent before turning him over and pulling off the single legged Boston Crab. The move is pulled off well as Tanahashi rests on the lower back of his opponent whilst wrenching the right leg from its socket.



The move is felt immediately by the masked wrestler who shoots up on both arms in hope of moving towards the ropes as quickly as possible. The submission puts immense pressure on the spinal cord whilst keeping the leg in a tight bind. The second time the submission has been used tonight and probably not the last with Lance Storm the master of the move competing later on in the night. Dragon Kid is lucks he is close to the ropes as the weight of his opponent makes it even harder to move. He shows his stamina by pushing himself closer and closer towards salvation whilst his opponent falls further and further back in hope of making Kid tap. The referee stays close to Dragon Kid in case he gives up but the masked young athlete remains stubborn to keep going. Finally Kid makes enough travel to stretch his arm out to the full and grasp the bottom rope. The fans applaud both men for what they did as the referee forces Hiroshi to release the submission. Tanahashi doesn’t resist releasing the leg as it drops to the floor with a bang. The young athlete takes his opponent by the mask and pulls him to a vertical base before hitting a right hook the chin. Without a moment wasted Hiroshi cradles the chest tightly before completing the Belly to Belly over head suplex forcing his opponent to crash back first into the mat.



The move is pulled off well as Kid cringes in pain as soon as contact with the floor has been made. Hiroshi looks to use this advantage to climb the ropes which he does and from the apron to make sure his balance is kept. Dragon Kid slowly makes it to his feet unaware of his opponent position. He turns in bewilderment causing his opponent to react fast, he does and launches himself into the air before forcing both feet simultaneously into the chest of Dragon Kid. The Missile Dropkick is completed to perfection as Dragon shoot back all the way into the turnbuckle where he crashes the back of his head into the second tier. The fans stomp there feet in enjoyment as Kid sits on his rear in a daze of confusion. Tanahashi quickly makes it to his feet with a slight smile on his face knowing the move was done precisely and without fault. He sums up in his mind what to do next as his opponent remains on his rear by the three buckles. The rising JLA star takes his masked opponent by the head and forcing him to his feet using the ropes by the turnbuckle to keep him up vertically. A right hand connects before Hiroshi pushes his opponent to the top buckles where he remains in a daze but this time in dangerous territory.



The fans watch with intent as they wonder what Hiroshi has planned all the while the Japanese athlete stables himself on the second rope before completing the left hook to the jaw. With this taking affect he uses this time to lock the head in a front face lock before draping the arm over his neck and shoulders. The Superplex or the Avalanche Brainbuster looks to be on its way which has the fans drooling at the mere thought of it. Tanahashi makes his way to the top ropes as he takes a tight grasp of his opponent tights. With one last breath taken he forces his opponent off the buckles and into the air as the Avalanche Brainbuster looks imminent. Suddenly Dragon Kid pushes out of his opponent grasp and turns in mid air causing the impact of the fall to turn on Tanahashi. The final ending of the move has Dragon Kid landing on the chest of his opponent identical to the finish of Bret Hart and Mr Perfect at Summerslam. The arena go crazy at the reversal of the move as the cover is immediately made after the landing. Dragon manages to hook the left leg as the referee drops to the floor and makes the count!



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Tanahashi manages to raise his right shoulders off the canvass to stop the count a fraction of a second away from the three count. Dragon’s mask doesn’t cover his frustration as he slowly manages to rise to his feet. Hiroshi slowly follows him as Kid connects with the first blow! A right hand to the side of the head is followed by a left softening the young prospect up for a toe kick to the gut. With his opponent gasping for breath Dragon Kid runs into the ropes as his opponent straightens his back to catch his opponent off guard. Dragon is ready for this as he looks for the tilt a whirl head scissors. It’s completed well but Dragon Kid manages to grasp the arm and take his opponent down with the arm lock. The “Christo” is completed as Kid grasps the right arm of his opponent with might as he wrenches it from its socket. Hiroshi groans in pain as his arm is twisted with more force and more might cause him to react by reaching the ropes. This task is harder than first thought but he tries his best none the less. Kid keeps twisting the arm in hope of making his opponent submit whilst he slowly edges his way towards the ropes. Tanahashi jerks up and down on his back and shoulders gaining more and more length with every push. The referee remains close to Hiroshi as he looks to find salvation just in case he submits to the wrath of the submission. The arm bar has been locked in for up to one minute until finally Hiroshi manages to grasp the bottom rope. The referee forces Dragon Kid to release the submission which he does quickly. Dragon Kid doesn’t waste a seconds as he rises to his feet and rams his knee into the forehead of his opponent. He drops the knee into the head of Hiroshi three more times before grasping the head and pulling him to a vertical base. Kid takes the right arm and Irish whips his opponent into the ropes thinking quick so he knows what to do on the rebound. Tanahashi doesn’t come off the ropes however as he clings onto them with might hence stopping him from coming off. Dragon Kid remains in the middle of the ring before he runs towards his stranded opponent in hope of keeping his strangle hold on the match. Hiroshi is ready for this as he raises both feet high into the air, Kid runs straight into the feet face first causing him to stumble backwards in a daze. Tanahashi takes control of the situation by grasping the waist of his opponent from behind before completing the German suplex to perfection. The shoulders of Dragon crash into the canvass with might but the punishment if far from over! Hiroshi rolls on the impact and makes it to his feet before completing a second suplex once again very well. Tanahashi mimics Chris Benoit his fellow JLA star by pulling off the hat trick of German Suplex’s but on the third he bridges the holds causing the shoulders off his opponent to stick to the ground. The referee drops to the floor and makes the first count as the fans watch with intent.



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Once again another close call is made but it’s still not enough. Dragon Kid manages to push out of the suplex hence breaking the bridge of Tanahashi. The fans applaud both men’s efforts as both slowly rise to there feet. Hiroshi makes the first blow by connecting with a forearm to the face followed by a toe kick to the gut. Kid crouches forward in pain as his head is soon locked in a standing head scissors before his waist is grasped with might. The powerbomb looks imminent until Dragon Kid pushes up with might forcing his opponent to flip forward hard to his back. Tanahashi rolls to his feet quickly but he feels the impact of the blow as he rises. Dragon Kid looks for the right hand but Hiroshi blocks the impending shot before following up with a left of his own. Kid looks to fight back with a left hand but Tanahashi ducks it before grasping the arm of Kid before locking in a full nelson. Dragon is locked in tightly before he is forced off his feet and slammed backwards with force. The shoulders and back of Dragon Kid take the brunt of the pain as the Full Nelson Slam is completed. Dragon remains on the floor breathing heavily and looking in a huge amount of pain whilst his opponent runs towards the ropes. Tanahashi jumps to the second rope and springboards off with the moonsault. He gains quite some height off the ropes as he crashes chest first into the abdomen of Dragon Kid. The force and impact of the move has Dragon gasping for breath as his leg is immediately hooked. The fans are still on there feet from the completion of the high risk move and remains there as the referee makes the first count.



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Dragon Kid manages to raise his right shoulder off the canvass stopping the count at two. Tanahashi immediately takes the head of his opponent and pulls him to a vertical base before connecting with a right forearm to the face. Tanahashi connects with a toe kick to the gut before grasping the head in a front face lock and hooking the right arm whilst placing the palm of his hand on the back. With one surge of force Hiroshi pulls back and connects with the Half Hatch Suplex Hold. The shoulders of Dragon Kid are stuck to the mat as Tanahashi does well to complete the bridge.



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Once again Tanahashi comes close to the three count but is denied by Dragon Kid who somehow manages to raise his right shoulder off the canvass breaking the bridge of Hiroshi in the process. Tanahashi slowly makes it to his feet and pulls his opponent by the mask with him. Dragon Kid pushes out of his opponent grasp and launches himself into the air before completing the inzigure kick to the back of the head. The force of Kid’s boot crashing into the back of Hiroshi’s head has the young athlete crumbling to the floor. Hiroshi soon rises in a daze of confusion as Dragon Kid sums up his next attack. He thinks quickly as Tanahashi walks towards him not knowing that the toe kick is close to his mid section. He bends forward in reaction as Dragon Kid locks in the standing head scissors before grasping the waist with might. Kid takes a moment before hooking both arms of Hiroshi and forcing him up onto his shoulders. Tanahashi is quickly slammed to the floor as Dragon can not support so much weight for so long. The damage is done however as the shoulders and back of Hiroshi take the brunt of the pain whilst his head cracks with the canvass as he lands. Dragon Kid drops to his knees on the impact instead of a sit out position as the Tiger Driver is completed. The young Ultimo Dragon prospect doesn’t make the cover instead he uses this time to make walk to the apron before climbing the turnbuckle all the way to the top ropes. He takes quite along time to make it to the top due to his current condition hence giving his opponent time to rise to his feet. Dragon stands tall on the small platform as he studies his opponent quickly and precisely. Without a second thought Dragon Kid flips forward completing a full senton before he lands legs out on the shoulders of his opponent! The Dragonrana looks imminent as Dragon Kid falls backwards clenching his thighs around the head. However Tanahashi pushes on the legs forcing the legs off his head forcing Dragon Kid to fall flat on his face. The fans go crazy as Dragon Kid slowly makes it to his feet. The fans are still on there feet in reaction to the reversal as Dragon Kid looks for a desperation right hand. Tanahashi ducks the impending blow as the momentum of the swing caused Dragon to turn his back on his opponent. Hiroshi reacts quickly as he locks in the full nelson before pushing backwards and driving the shoulders of his opponent straight into the canvass. Tanahashi manages to complete the bridge as the Dragon Suplex Hold is completed to perfection. The arena is sent to the raptures as the referee drops to the floor and makes the first count as the shoulders of Dragon are firmly held to the floor.



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The Sumo Hall is sent into the raptures as the three count is finally made. Tanahashi drops to his back as he releases his opponent from the full nelson. He immediately rises to his feet a smile firmly stuck to his face as the referee holds his hand up as the winner. The U-30 Title is presented to him as the gold glistens throughout the hall. The referee does the honour of fastening the strap around his waist as Hiroshi holds both arm up high with his fists clenched. Dragon Kid is checked by the EMT’s before he slowly rises to his feet. Tanahashi holds out a hand which Dragon Ki shakes without hesitation. Tanahashi holds his hand up as the thousands of fans applaud both men!






Winner – Hiroshi Tanahashi – Via Pinfall – New U-30 Title






Styles- We have finally crowned are first champion in JLA Puroresu! Hiroshi Tanahashi managed to reverse the Dragonrana and complete the Dragon Suplex Hold!



Jerry Lawler- What a match Styles, both men gave it there all but it was Tanahashi who finally for the three count.



Styles- Very true King, well folks its official Hiroshi Tanahashi is the new U-30 Champion!





We go backstage with Mitsui Yamada who runs up to Tanahashi who is celebrating with Super Delfin and Psicosis over his championship win.



Mitsui Yamada – Hiroshi…..Hiroshi….. How do you feel being crowned the first ever JLA U-30 Champion?


Hiroshi Tanahashi- Mitsui, to hold this title…. It’s my greatest accomplishment; everything I’ve worked for has led up to this. This title is the first accomplishment in what I hope will be many…


Mitsui Yamada- What did you think of your opponent tonight….The Dragon Kid?



Hiroshi Tanahashi- Dragon Kid is one hell of an athlete…. There where times in the match that I thought he had me….. Especially when he looked for that Dragonrana! But I kept on plugging and it worked out, I struck at the right time and it went my way. I think we both put on a great match tonight and I hope to meet Dragon Kid in the ring again.



Mitsui Yamada- Congratulations on your win Hiroshi… I’ll let you get back to celebrating.


Hiroshi Tanahashi- Thank you!



Styles- Well Hiroshi Tanahashi deserves that title…. I’d look out for this young man King… He has a bright future ahead of him!


Jerry Lawler- Well the U-30 title is the stepping stone for the JLA Jr Heavyweight or World Champion so let’s see if Tanahashi can fulfil his potential.




We go backstage with Shinsuke Nakamura who is warming up for his match before we cut back to the ring where Chris Benoit is making his way too.




Styles- Well it’s time for a first G1 Climax match with Shinsuke Nakamura taking on the rabid Wolverine Chris Benoit.



Jerry Lawler- Well this will be the first step towards the JLA World Title Styles!





Chris Benoit vs. Shinsuke Nakamura – G1 Climax First Round





Chris Benoit:
Height: 5ft 10in
Weight: 234lbs
Trained by: Stu Hart





Shinsuke Nakamura:
Height: 6ft 2in
Weight: 229lbs
Trained by: Tadao Yasuda






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Both men slowly circle the ring keeping there eyes locked on one another. The fans are clearly on the side of the Rabid Wolverine as both men are checked for concealed weapons in there tights. Both are found clean and after the referee explains the rules to both men the bell is signalled and rung hence beginning the match. Both Benoit and Nakamura circle the ring before hooking up in the centre. Benoit yanks the head into a sleeper but Nakamura pushes on his back causing him to land into the ropes and spring off with pace. Nakamura is ready and jumps into the air before completing the Standing Dropkick. The two feet of Nakamura crash with the chest of Benoit as he falls to the floor. He quickly rises but his opponent is ready for him as he connects with a chop to the chest before Irish whipping Benoit into the ropes. The Rabid Wolverine runs off with pace as Nakamura catches him and connects with the Tilt a Whirl Backbreaker.


The back of Benoit is impaled on the knee of Shinsuke before he rolls to his stomach in pain. Nakamura quickly drops to the floor and locks the head of his opponent in a head lock submission. He tries desperately to slow down his opponent whilst keeping him grounded on the floor. Benoit’s down on the floor as his head is locked in arm vice slowly draining the blood form his head. The Rabid Wolverine knows he needs to release himself from the move as he rises to one knee before raising another. He finally makes it to his feet as his head is still locked in the submission. Benoit quickly grasps the waist before pushing up and landing backwards completing the Northern Lights Suplex hold! The shoulders of Nakamura are stuck to the floor as Benoit does well to complete the bridge. The referee drops to the floor and makes the count as the fans watch with intent.


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Shinsuke manages to push out of the cover as the bridge of Chris breaks down as he lands on his back. Both men quickly rise to there feet but it’s Benoit who reacts first with a Japanese arm drag. Shinsuke flips to his back with force but quickly rises with the momentum of the move. Benoit is ready for this as he reacts with yet another arm drag. Nakamura takes the punishment before making it to his feet, Benoit runs off the ropes and launches himself into the air before ramming his elbow into the head. Nakamura rolls out of the ring from under the bottom rope nursing his head the best ha can. Benoit reacts quickly by running off the same ropes picking up some good speed before diving through the middle ropes and crashing into the chest of his opponent. The Suicide Dive has the fans on there feet applauding as both men drop to the floor. The referee begins the count as The Rabid Wolverine gradually makes it to his feet before pulling his opponent with him. Benoit takes the right arm before Irish whipping him into the guard rails.



The back of Shinsuke crashes with might into the solid steel before his head is taken and he is pushed back into the squared circle. Benoit soon follows but doesn’t make the cover instead he meets his opponent with a right forearm to the face before grasping the chest and back with might and pulling off the belly to belly overhead suplex. The back of Nakamura crashes with the canvass as he makes it to his feet soon after in reaction to the move. Chris is ready for this as he comes back with a back hand chop to the chest causing a sickening sound to echo through the Sumo Hall. With his opponent stalling Benoit connects with a toe kick to the gut following up with a front face lock before draping the arm over his neck and shoulders. With one quick snap Benoit pushes backwards whilst grasping onto his opponents tights completing the Snap Suplex to perfection. The back of Shinsuke crashes with the mat showing just how much focus there is on that region. Benoit quickly makes the cover by hooking the right leg and putting pressure on the chest and shoulders.


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Nakamura manages to kick out on the count of two as the fans applaud both men’s efforts. Benoit keeps the fast pace going as he pulls his opponent by the head to a vertical base before grasping the chest and completing a belly to belly suplex. As soon as his opponent meets the canvass Benoit takes the arm and locks in the arm bar submission. Nakamura quickly feels the pain as he groans in agony whilst jerking up and down on his back. The wrist it twisted to Benoit’s right as his legs lock around the arm causing even more pressure to the submission. Shinsuke knows he cant stand the move for long as he jerks up and down on his shoulders to make it towards the ropes. Every wrestler knows that the arm bar submission can only be with standed for so long before the arm breaks. Nakamura does well to make it to the ropes before the first minute passes; he quickly grasps the ropes as the referee forces The Rabid Wolverine to release the hold.



Benoit quickly makes it to his feet and stomps down on the right arm before he lets his opponent rise. The Rabid Wolverine lives up to his name as he connects with a solid knife edge chop followed by two more solid blows. Nakamura comes back with two chops of his own before Benoit retaliates with three. The chop fest has only just got started before Shinsuke quickly jumps off his feet and connects with a standing dropkick to the chest. Benoit drops to his back as the two feet of Shinsuke crash hard into the chest. Benoit makes it to a vertical base as Shinsuke connects with a knee to the chest followed by a knee to the forehead. Benoit shoots back before he is hit with a toe kick to the mid section. Nakamura locks the head in a front face lock immediately draping the arm over his neck before taking a nice grasp of the tights. Shinsuke takes one last breath before forcing his opponent up vertically and keeping him there. The blood rushes to the head of the Rabid Wolverine as Nakamura’s arms bulge with the immense pressure in which he has to hold. Finally after nearly 9 seconds Shinsuke drops to his back causing the back of Benoit to crash into the canvass with might. The move is followed by applause from the fans as Nakamura quickly makes the cover.


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Benoit does well to kick out on two as he raises both shoulders on the kick out. Nakamura sighs in disbelief before he rolls to his feet quickly followed by his opponent. Nakamura looks for the right hand but it’s blocked by his opponent who follows up with a right of his own. Benoit completes another fist to the side of the head but it’s Nakamura who completes the vital blow with a surprising drop toe hold. The face of Benoit crashes into the mat as his right leg is taken in his opponents grasp as the Shinsuke completes the one legged Boston Crab. Nakamura takes the right leg in his grasp whilst he rests on the rear of his opponent. The move focuses on the spine of Benoit whilst his leg takes some of the agony. The referee drops close to Benoit’s head in case he decides to submit, he doesn’t as he begins to slowly make his way towards the ropes. He pushes up on both arms and slowly makes his way towards salvation whilst keeping his pain quite. Beads of sweat slowly make there way down his forehead whilst he slowly edges towards the ropes.



This is a much harder task as not only does he have to move whilst one of his legs are captured, but he also has to move his opponent who rests on his back and rear. The pain begins to show as he groans in agony, the only pleasure he gets is the sight of the ropes. The pain grows with every passing second but his determination to free himself from the submission pays off as he finally grasps the bottom rope with might. Nakamura keeps the hold locked in for 4 more seconds before finally letting the leg drop to the floor and rising off his opponents back. Benoit curls up tightly in case of another submission attempt whilst breathing heavily and wiping the sweat from his brow. Nakamura waits patiently before stomping on the right arm. The Rabid Wolverine rises to his feet only to be met with a uppercut followed by a knee to the mid section. Benoit gasps for breath whilst his head is taken in a standing head scissors. Nakamura takes the waists in his grasp before forcing him onto his shoulders in a powerbomb position. Chris completes punch after punch to the head causing Nakamura to stumble backwards and forth before finally Benoit push up on the shoulders rolling forwards and trapping his legs under the arms of his opponent. Shinsuke is forced onto his back as his shoulders are pinned to the floor with the Victory Roll pin completed. The pin comes out of nowhere as the fans in the Sumo Hall rise to there feet in unison. The referee drops to the floor fully alert of the pin as he gets ready to start the count.



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Once again Nakamura manages to kick out by smashing the heels of his feet into the face of Benoit. He rolls backwards as The Rabid Wolverine remains on his rear in a stunned composition. Nakamura rolls to his feet and immediately drops down with both feet in front of him forcing them into the face of Benoit. Chris shoots back in a world of pain before rolling to his feet in reaction. Shinsuke is ready for him as he picks Benoit up and drops to know knee completing the shoulders breaker. The move isn’t pulled off perfectly as the shoulder only glances on the knee before he drops to his back. Benoit quickly rises to his feet as Nakamura looks for the right hand he knows the shoulder breaker didn’t go as well as planned but looks to make up for it. Benoit has different plans as he grasps the arm looking to take him down with a Fugiwara arm bar. The foundation for the Crippler Crossface looks to be completed until Nakamura flips forward releasing himself from his opponents grasp. Shinsuke rolls to his feet as Benoit pushes up on his arms. Nakamura connects with a toe kick to the gut before grasping the head tightly in a front face lock before dropping backwards. The DDT is completed to perfection as the head of Benoit crashes with might into the canvass. The momentum of the move carries Benoit to his back making it easier for Nakamura to hook the right leg and put pressure on the chest. The fans know the DDT was completed well and the force of the move may see Chris down for the three.


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Chris Benoit shows his stamina as he manages to raise his left shoulder off the canvass hence stopping the count at two. Nakamura looks up into the air in confusion believing he had the match won. He quickly shakes it off after seeing the two fingers of the official before making it to his feet. Benoit gradually rises and is hit with a forearm to the back causing him to gasp for breath. Shinsuke grasps the head with might before turning on it and completing the spinning neck breaker to perfection. Benoit remains on the floor after the completion of the move as Shinsuke signals that it’s over. The fans wonder what he has planned as he runs towards the ropes and springboard off completing a perfect moonsault in mid air. Benoit remains on the floor as Nakamura speeds towards him with might. However the Springboard Moonsault isn’t completed. Benoit remains on the floor as the knee of Shinsuke Nakamura crashes into his forehead. The fans in the Sumo Hall rise to there feet in unison as they know the move off by heart………………….. El Nino!



The arena know it’s over as they rise to there feet some even jumping in joy at the sight of the move. The disgust for Nakamura is forgotten as he hooks the right leg. The force of the Springboard Moonsault Knee Drop has kept Benoit immobile ever since the connection. The Benoit faithful fear for his consciousness as the referee makes the first count.



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The arena is sent into the raptures as somehow Chris Benoit manages to raise his right shoulder off the canvass. The mouth of Nakamura hangs low and wide as the shock of his opponent kicking out is enough for both men to rip there hair out. He looks at the referee and holds out three fingers in hope of hearing the count wrong. The official is adamant about the count and keeps it at two. Shinsuke shakes his head before rising to his feet slowly followed by his indeed conscious opponent. Nakamura waves the match off by signalling the fans before connecting with a hard kick to the back of Benoit’s right leg. It buckles with the pressure of the kick causing him to rest one knee. Nakamura reacts fast by running off the ropes and hopping off the knee! The Shining Wizard looks to be completed however this isn’t the case. Nakamura runs off the knee and locks his legs around the head of his opponent whilst taking the right arm. The Triangle Choke is completed or as Shinsuke calls it the Shining Triangle due to the foundation of the move. The Hall knows this move has finished many off in the past as Benoit groans in pain. The Hall urges Benoit on as the shock of seeing the El Nino has worn off. The Rabid Wolverine feels the force of the submission hold growing with every passing second and knows he needs to somehow release himself from it. However Benoit doesn’t try to make it to the ropes instead he rolls forward as the submission is in tact. The finish position is the same as the bout between Angle and The Undertaker Title match and the American fans watching on TV remember the results. The shoulders are pinned tightly to the floor as the Shining Triangle is still in tact. Nakamura doesn’t realise the count is being made



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The fans cheer at the announcement as Nakamura begins to realise the outcome! He hops onto the canvas and looks towards Benoit and then to the referee. He takes the official by the scruff of the neck shouting in his face about how he made Benoit tap. The referee shakes his head in terror but clearly sticking to his original decision. Shinsuke raises his right hand looking to strike the referee until Benoit takes his waist and completes a German Suplex release. The fans cheer and stomp there feet as Nakamura rolls out of the ring slowly after holding the back of his head and vowing to the camera that the JLA title is his.






Winner – Chris Benoit – Via Pinfall






Styles- Chris Benoit has won it!



Jerry Lawler- I can’t believe this Chris Benoit had no right attacking Shinsuke after the match had finished.



Styles- Are you kidding me King, Nakamura was going to hit referee Takada! Chris Benoit did the right thing intervening!


Jerry Lawler- Well it doesn’t matter Styles, Chris Benoit qualifies even if Shinsuke thought he had won.




We go backstage with Shinsuke Nakamura who is with Mitsui Yamada.


Mitsui- Shinsuke…..



Shinsuke Nakamura- Shut up Yamada! Chris Benoit doesn’t deserve to go into the next round. But this isn’t about Benoit it’s about the JLA. This company is just getting started…. They need a champion who is worthy to carry it! Chris Benoit isn’t that man just like Jun Akiyama or Kenta Kobashi. I need that title, the JLA need me to have that title. For Christ’s sake I had the match won…. The Shining Triangle was locked in tighter that a cookie jaw and Benoit was tapping before the three count was made.




Mitsui Yamada- Well actually Shinsuke….. Video evidence shows that Benoit didn’t actually tap.



Shinsuke Nakamura grabs Mitsui by the scruff of his neck just like he did referee Takada. The crowd boo as they watch this over the big screen but the boos suddenly turn to cheers as Kenta Kobashi intervenes by turning Nakamura and connecting with a stiff right hook to the jaw. The shot takes Nakamura by surprise as he drops to the floor holding his chin in pain.



Kobashi- You want to mess with someone mess with Kobashi!



Nakamura spits on the shoe of Kenta before running away in the opposite direction.






Styles- Shinsuke Nakamura is nothing but a coward, attacking those who he knows have no chance of defending themselves. It’s just lucky Kenta Kobashi and Chris Benoit are here to sort the little bastard out.



Jerry Lawler- Are you kidding me Styles. Mitsui deserved an ass kicking disrespecting Nakamura like that.



Styles- Stop speaking like a jack ass King. Oh sorry!








Masahiro Chono vs. Sting – G1 Climax First Round





Masahiro Chono:
Height: 6ft 1in
Weight: 237lbs
Trained by: Stu Hart, Lou Thesz





Sting:
Height:6ft 3in
Weight: 255lbs
Trained by: Red Bastien










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The arena is clearly on the side of the American Sting who wears his traditional Black and White face paint with black tights. Masa is still one of the most despised heels in Japan and his new venture in JLA has not changed that in the least. Chono has stated in the past that he knows Sting’s style from his time in WCW and his matches in Tag Team Action when he teamed up with Yuji Nagata. Sting with the height and weight advantage won’t be taking Chono for granted as he knows his stiff catch as can style may catch him out. The fans in the Sumo Hall are clearly pumped up for this first round Climax match as some even wear black and white face paint in support of the much loved Sting. Finally the referee rings the bell after placing Sting’s baseball bat outside the ring by the announcers table. Both men circle the ring keeping there eyes locked on one another until finally hooking up. Sting quickly grasps the right arm of his opponent and turns into it completing the hammer lock.



Chono hops up and down in pain as his arm is stretched from behind. Sting begins to push on the arm and back of his opponent causing Masa to run straight into the turnbuckle. The chest of Masahiro crashes with might into the top buckle as he only has one free arm to cushion the blow. As soon as impact has been made Sting releases the hammer lock submission and turns his opponent towards him. The ex WCW star connects with a right hand to the side of Chono’s head followed by a clubbing left. Chono takes the shots before grasping both arms and turning Sting into the corner before completing a knife edge chop to the chest. The sound of Masa’s hand crashing the chest of his opponent echoes throughout the hall. Masahiro isn’t done there as he completes yet another shot followed by another and then another. The chops are fast and furious and are only stopped when Sting connects with a desperation kick to the mid section. Chono feels the pain as he turns clutching his gut his opponent reacts fast and climbs the turnbuckles all the way to the top ropes. Chono turns causing Sting to fling himself into the air gaining quite some height whilst looking for the flying Crossbody! Chono reacts extremely well as he ducks out of the impending blow causing Sting to crash violently into the canvass. The Stinger rises to his feet in a daze before he is hit with a toe kick to the gut. Chono then locks his leg around the leg of Sting before forcing him to one side whilst trapping one of Stings arms with his own. The Octopus Hold is completed. Sting groans in pain as he feels the affects of the move immediately.



The referee stands close to Sting in case he decides to give up but his answer is always the same. Masa is resilient to let the move go as he strives to make his opponent tap. The fans urge Sting to remain in the match and keep saying no to the referee’s question. Finally Chono releases Sting from the torture of the submission hold after nearly one minute and 5 seconds. Sting is thrown to the floor from which he quickly rises. Masahiro doesn’t waste a seconds as he connects with a forearm to the face followed by another before ramming the knee into the gut. Sting crouches forward in agony whilst his head is taken in a front face lock. His arm is soon draped over the neck of his opponent whilst his tights are gripped with might. Chono takes one last breath before forcing his opponent into the air and keeping him up vertically.



The blood rushes to the head of Sting as Masa’s muscles bulge with the immense pressure in which it has to hold. The fans watch in owe as the taller Sting is kept up for so long by the strong Chono in a vertical suplex position. Finally immense pressure gets too much and Chono falls to his back completing the Delayed Vertical Suplex. Sting’s back crashes violently into the canvass as he quickly arches it as soon as contact has been made. Masahiro turns and pins his opponent to the floor managing to hook the right leg and putting pressure on the shoulders in the process.




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Sting has the fans applauding and sighing in relief as he managed to kick out of the cover. Chono immediately locks the head of Sting as soon as he kicks out in tight head lock sleeper. The ex WCW star manages to turn on his knees but this is where he remains as his head is caught in the arm vice of Masa. The fans shout words of encouragement to Sting whilst he battles away with the blood escaping from his head. Masahiro tries desperately to keep his opponent grounded whilst slowing him down in the process. Sting has different plans as he slowly but surely makes it to his feet. It takes time but he makes it with the sleeper still in tact. The Stinger manages to grasp the waist and with his opponents arms already around his head he pushes up forcing his opponent off the floor before dropping backwards.



The Back Drop Suplex is completed to perfection as the shoulders of Masahiro crash violently into mat. The fans rise to there feet in applause whilst Sting gradually makes it to his feet. Chono son follows suit but it’s Sting who strikes first with a right hand to the face followed by a left. The shots soften Masa up for Sting to force him off his feet in a belly to belly position. Sting drops to one knee and completes a Shoulder Breaker to perfection. Following the same tactic as Benoit but this time Borden manages to complete it to par. Chono remains on the floor but sits up cradling his shoulder the best he can. Sting sizes him up and connects with a stiff kick to the back causing Masa to cringe in pain. The man in black and white connects with another kick causing his opponent to grit his teeth. The ex WCW star knows his opponents position is a big advantage for him and makes the most of it by running off the ropes and completing a low dropkick to the back of the head. The move is pulled off to perfection as Masahiro shoots forward than back jerking up and down whilst clutching his head in agony. Sting rises to his feet and pulls his opponent with him before connecting with a toe kick to the gut.




The man in black and white connects with a forearm to the back before locking the head in a standing head scissors. The fans watch with intent whilst Sting grasps the waist with his hands. With one pull Chono is forced into a piledriver position! Masa reacts well and kicks both feet back and forth causing Sting to lose his footing. Masahiro lands on his feet before forcing his head out of the scissors. Sting looks to regain his advantage but Masa is too quick and connects with a right hand to the side of the head followed by a left. Sting stumbles backwards before Chono runs back into the ropes and comes back with the deadly Yakuza Kick. The boot of Masahiro crashes into the face of Sting with might causing the American star to crash to his back holding his nose in pain. The fans rise to there feet and boo the Japanese star as he drops to his knees and hooks the right leg of his opponent before putting pressure on the chest. The referee drops to the floor and begins the first count as the fans watch with there nails firmly stuck between there teeth.



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Sting manages to raise his left shoulder off the canvass stopping the count at two. Masahiro looks up into the air in desperation before gradually making it to his feet. Sting slowly follows but Chono is the first to attack with a forearm to the face, Sting doesn’t lie down as he follows up with a right hand to the side of the head. Both men exchange blows but its Sting who completes the final blow followed with him locking the chest and completing the Exploder suplex. Masahiro crashes to his back with might causing him to bridge it quickly trying to limit the contact with the mat. Sting doesn’t make the cover instead he walks towards the apron and begins to climb the turnbuckle all the way to the top ropes.



Chono slowly makes it to his feet and once he turns Sting launches into the air. The man in black and white gains a solid height before crashing into his unsuspecting opponent. This time the Flying Crossbody is completed with the full force of Sting’s body plummeting into his Japanese counterpart. Chono falls to his back with Sting landing on top of him, the ex WCW champion immediately hooks the right leg and put pressure on the chest as the fans cross there fingers in hope.




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Masahiro has the fans falling back to there seats in disappointment as he manages to kick out of his opponents cover. Sting immediately rises to his feet and connects with multiple stomps to the chest and collar bone before letting his opponent rise. The American star quickly connects with a right hand to the side of the head before grasping his opponent and completing the scoop slam. Masahiro crashes to his back in pain as Sting runs off the ropes and completes the leg drop. The right leg of Sting crashes into the throat of his opponent. Chono gasps for breath whilst he is pulled to a vertical base. The leg of Sting nearly crushed his windpipe giving the Sting the advantage when he Irish whips him into the turnbuckle. The force of the whip has the head and neck of Chono snapping back with might whilst Sting signals the crowd. The fans in the Sumo Hall react with cheers and screams whilst Sting runs with might towards him.




Chono remains motionless in the corner whilst his opponent dives into the air towards him. Sting crashes into his opponent with force completing the signature Stinger Splash. The man in black and white takes the arm of his opponent before Irish whipping him into the opposing turnbuckle. Sting completes a second Sting Splash before he grasps the head of his opponent and completes a running bulldog. The face of Masa crashes into the mat with force before he is turned to his back and pinned to the floor. The referee drops to the floor and makes the count as the fans watch the shoulders of Masahiro with intent.



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Once again the Japanese star has his own fans in disappointment as he stays down only for the two count. Sting looks up into the air in frustration before gradually making it to his feet. Chono gradually follows as he looks to regain his strangle hold on the match. He tries this with a right hand which is blocked causing Sting to react with a chop to the chest followed by another and then another. The chops are hard and fast and are only stopped once Sting connects with a toe kick to the gut. The Stinger immediately locks the head in a front face lock and in a quick snap back the DDT is completed once again in the match. The head of Chono crashes with might into the canvass before he falls to his back with the momentum of the move. Sting however doesn’t make the cover instead he rises to his feet and signals the fans once again getting a resounding applause.



The Stinger immediately grasps both feet of his opponent before placing his leg between both of them. The fans in Japan in the Sumo Hall and the ones around the world watching on PPV know what is on the horizon as Sting crosses both legs and begins to turn his opponent on his front. This is a much harder task as Chono is resilient to remains on his back. Sting pushes and pushes making sure to keep a tight grasp on the feet; his determination pays off as Chono is turned to his chest as the Scorpion Death Lock is completed.



Sting crouches down causing more agony to the back and spine of his opponent who groans in agony once the move is completed. The fans are on there feet cheering and praying for Chono to tap. He remains strong however for the first 30 seconds of the move before he pushes up on both arms and looks to make it towards the ropes. The referee remains by his side throughout as he sees if Masa is ready to give up. He frequently shakes his head as he gradually makes up space towards the ropes. His only chance of salvation is reaching the ropes and he knows it as slowly beads of sweat run down his forehead. The pain looks to be to much for the major heel as he slowly raises his right arm into the air. The fans scream for him to tap but he suddenly placed the arm back to the mat and pushes forwards once again towards the ropes.



He legs entwined between his opponent and his spine taking the brunt of the pain but it’s still not enough to stop him from breaking the hold as he manages to grasp the bottom rope. The fans may not like it but they applaud Chono’s efforts as Sting lets to legs drop to the floor. The Stinger doesn’t waste a second however as he turns immediately and drops a knee to the shoulder followed by another blow to the same arena. Chono is yanked from the head as he is forced to a vertical base and hit with a sharp uppercut. His head snaps back but it doesn’t affect him as he comes back with a clubbing lariat. The outstretched arm nearly takes the head off his opponent as Sting crashes violently to the floor. The man in black and white is pinned to the floor soon after as his left leg is hooked tightly as the referee begins the count.



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Sting has the fans on there feet as he manages to somehow raise his right shoulder off the canvass hence stopping the count at two. Chono looks up into the air in desperation before slowly rising to his feet and pulling his opponent with him. Sting is hit with a right hand to the side of the head before being clubbed with a forearm to the head. The shots take affect as Sting stumbles backwards with the force of the blows before slowly stumbling towards his opponent. Chono collects him on his shoulders in a fire mans carry position before his opponent Chono drops backwards and completes the Samoan Drop. The move is pulled off well with the back of the American Star crashing with the canvass.



The fans know a good move when it’s pulled off well and applaud the heel Chono for his efforts. Sting remains on the floor for a while whilst his opponent makes it to a vertical base. Sting looks for a desperation right hand to the side of the head but Chono managed to block the impending blow and connects with a right of his own. The shot is hard and is followed up with a toe kick to the gut causing Sting to crouch forward in pain. Masa takes advantage and locks the head of his opponent in a standing head scissors before grasping the waist. The fans in the Sumo Hall know what is on the horizon and they don’t like it as Sting is held up vertically between the legs of his heel opponent. Sting’s legs are cradled from the middle as the Cradle Piledriver looks imminent. The fans cringe at the sight of the foundation of the move as Sting looks powerless to react. They are right as Masahiro drops to a sit out position as the head of Sting is rammed into the canvass with force. The Cradle Piledriver made famous by such wrestlers as the Dynamite Kid and Jerry Lynn is completed to perfection by another master of the move Masahiro Chono. The fans drop to the back of the seats as the American star crumbles to his back in a world of pain. Masa looks over his opponent and smiles before hooking the right leg and putting pressure on the shoulders. The referee drops to the canvass and makes the first count.


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The fans in the Sumo Hall are in ecstasy as somehow someway Sting manages to raise his right shoulder off the canvass. Chono looks up into the air in shock as somehow someway the American superstar managed to kick out of the Cradle Piledriver. The arena is filled to the brink with fans making there screams heard whilst the Japanese counterpart slowly makes it to his feet. Chono’s mouth remains open but slowly closes as he pulls his brown haired opponent with him. Masa connects with a left forearm to the face before connecting with a toe kick to the mid section. Masahiro turns his opponent so his back is towards him before grasping the waist and placing his head under the arm of Sting. The fans watch with intent whilst Chono pulls his opponent up before dropping to one knee and completing what he calls the Manhattan Drop. The Inverted Atomic Drop to us is completed well as Sting stumbles forwards before finally falling to his stomach.




He quickly rises knowing his position doesn’t do him any better. Masa is ready for him as he hits a right hand to the side of the head before looking for the lariat. Sting reacts superbly taking every single fan in the Sumo Hall by surprise by ducking the impending blow causing Masa to turn his back of Sting. The Stinger reacts superbly as he locks the head to the south before dropping in a sit down position. The thousands of fans in the sold out Hall rise to there feet and scream in celebration once the Scorpion Death Drop is completed. The back of Chono’s head crashes into the mat causing sudden pain to the Japanese star. The founder of the nWo Japan remains on the floor as slowly but surely Sting manages to hook the left leg whilst the referee makes the count.



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Once again another close count is made but the sighs of the fans show how disappointed they are. Sting drops to his back in desperation as he begins to breath heavily along with his opponent. Sting knows he was close with one of the moves that made him famous but not close enough. The referee begins the count but both men rise in unison on the count of 7. Both men look tired and ready to lie down but there hearts and will keep them going. The JLA Title can be smelt even in the first round of the G1 and these men both want it. Sting looks for a right hand which connects but is immediately hit with a right from his opponent. Sting gets the final blow with a knee to the mid section before he locks the head in a front face lock. He quickly drapes the arm of his opponent over his shoulder and neck before grasping the tights with might. The fans watch with intent as they wonder what the man in black and white has in store.



They are not ready as Sting even in his wounded state manages to pull his opponent up vertically and keep him up for quite some time. The arena watches with intent as the ex WCW champion drops sharply to his back completing the Brainbuster suplex. The head of Chono crashes into the canvass with might as he finally ends up on his back in a world of pain. Sting also remains immobile whilst he sweats profusely before slowly turning his arm over the chest of his opponent. The fans smile as they see the weak pin made but they hope it’s enough to get the major face the three count.



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Once again another close call is made but the three count doesn’t come. The arena drop to there seats and curse under there breath whilst the referee holds up two fingers. The fans sit and watch for 6 seconds before both men rise in unison! Sting looks for the right hand which is block by Chono who also looks for the right with the same outcome. Sting is the lucky one as he connects with a sharp knife edge chop followed by another slicing shot. The Stinger connects with a straight kick to the gut followed by a standing head scissors.


His opponent is locked between his thighs and without a second thought Sting grasps the waist and forces his opponent up vertically. Chono is left in limbo before he is dropped hard to his head with a Piledriver. The move is pulled off perfectly as the head of Chono is spiked into the canvass with might. The Hall is filled with cheers as Sting slowly makes another pin. This time however he manages to hook the right leg before putting pressure on the chest. The referee drop to the floor and make what the fans hope is the final count of the match.



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The arena is left stunned once again as Sting just can’t get the three count. Masa manages to raise his left shoulder off the canvass stopping the count a fraction of a second away from the three count. Sting’s face paint is worn away with the hustle and bustle of the match but the only thing on his mind is getting the three count or the submission on his opponent. The second is his next objective as he rises to his feet and takes both legs. He places the leg through the legs as the second Scorpion Death Lock looks imminent. The fans rise to there feet to catch a better view but all they see is Masahiro fighting back with his legs. The Stinger loses grasp of his opponent and before he knows it the legs of Chono kick into his ribs causing him to drop to his back with might. The fans don’t know what to expect as the man in black and white rise in unison with his opponent Chono.




The Japanese star knows he is lucky to have of escaped from the deadly submission but retaliates superbly. Sting runs towards his counterpart but Masa drops to the floor and completes the drop toe hold before forcing forward and locking the head in a sleeper hold. The famous STS is completed as the force of the move is immediately felt by Sting. The fans watch in horror as they see there favourite groaning in agony. The blood quickly rushes from the head of The Stinger as Chono keeps the move in perfect condition. The fans urge Sting on as he tries to make it to the ropes. This is a very hard task especially since his legs are tied and the weight of his opponent is resting on him. Gradually he makes it towards the ropes but the length isn’t enough. The Japanese fans stay behind the American star as his head begins to spin with the force of the move. The arms of Masahiro wraps around the head of his opponent like a vice as victory looks more and more likely. Sting makes the odds drop as he makes another foot towards the ropes. The fans are sure he will make it to the ropes as they shout his name out with pride before suddenly his hand tap the canvass finishing the match in the favour of Masahiro Chono. The Sumo Hall is left stunned as Chono releases the hold and rises to his feet with his arm held up as the winner. Sting remains on the floor motionless as the Japanese counterpart celebrates to boos and jeers.









Winner – Masahiro Chono – Via Submission







Styles- I…… I can’t believe this….. Sting tapped when he was so close to the ropes!



Jerry Lawler- Well the STS is one of the most painful moves in wrestling Joey, no wonder Sting tapped out I know I would!



Styles- I’m not taking anything away from the move King but I was sure Sting would reach the ropes!



Jerry Lawler- It doesn’t matter what you think Styles Masahiro Chono has got the win and he’s through to the next round of the G1 Climax!



Styles- He will meet Chris Benoit in the Semi Finals King… It should be one hell of a match!



Jerry Lawler- Well we have had two first round matches in the G1! You will have to wait for the other two but don’t worry we have the United States Title match up next!




We go backstage with Chris Jericho who is with Mitsui Yamada.



Mitsui Yamada- Chris Jericho in only a matter of minutes you will be in a Fatal Four Way for the United States Title. I’m sure you know that you don’t have to be pinned or made to submit to lose the match and dash your dreams of becoming the first holder of the prestigious title. How do you feel going into this bout!



Chris Jericho – Mister Yamaha...



Mitsui Yamada- It’s Yamada!



Chris Jericho- Yeah whatever, I could stand here and talk to all the Jericholics out there that worship the ground I walk on…… But I won’t! You see I’m here to tell all you guys in the back that Y2J is here to make JLA Puroresu the greatest federation in the world. Yeah it’s a lot of pressure to put on your self but If anyone can do it well…… I can! All these people in the Sumo Hall are here to see the Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla, Y2J, The Human Highlight Reel, The Living Legend…….. Chris Jericho. And you know why because I am the Sexy Beast, The Lionheart, the only Bad Mamma Jamma to grace foot in a JLA ring! You ever heard so many catchphrases in on interview Yamaha?



Mitsui Yamada – It’s Yamada!



Chris Jericho- It doesn’t matter because when I step foot in that ring and I show these people in Tokyo what I can do they wont’ remember who won the G1 Climax, who won the Jr Heavyweight Title Hell they will probably need directions home. Because there little minds will be clogged with me holding the United States title when thousand upon thousands of Jericha Holic’s scream in celebration.




At this Jericho turns his back on the camera and begins to walk to the ring.






Styles- Well Jericho seems pretty confident going into this match!



Jerry Lawler- You think Joey?









Scott Steiner vs. Lance Storm vs. Low Ki vs. Chris Jericho – Untied States Title









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Each man stands in each corner as the bell rings! The fans sit back and get ready for the first United States Title bout. The first Fatal Four Way Match in JLA history is spiced up with the title on the line. Steiner is the biggest of the four with Lance and Jericho in second and third. Low Ki is the lightest in the bout but his speed is his main advantage. Finally the match begins with Low Ki running towards Lance Storm with pace before completing the spinning heel kick. The heel of Low Ki crashes into the chin of the Canadian sending him through the middle ropes and onto the outside mat. At this time Steiner and Jericho hook up with Steiner gaining the advantage with a hammer lock submission. The submission is held in the standing position whilst Low Ki watches his opponent slowly rise to his feet. The ex ROH star flings himself over the ropes and completes the plancha on Storm causing both men to drop to the outside mat in a heap. Storm takes the full brunt of the pain as he softens his opponents landing. The fans are already on there feet at the high risk move whilst Jericho escapes the hammer lock submission and turns the advantage with a toe kick to the gut. Y2J quickly locks the head of his opponent and drops to his back completing the DDT to perfection. The head of Scott crashes into the canvass with might as the momentum of the move carries him to his back. The fans remains vertical as Jericho manages to make the cover quickly on in the match whilst the two other contestants are on the floor outside the ring. The official drops to the mat and makes the count


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Steiner manages to kick out of the pin raising both shoulders in the process. Jericho immediately locks the head of his opponent and completes the sleeper hold. A unusual tactic for a match like this and it shows as Steiner slowly rises to his feet with the submission still in place. The ex tag team specialist locks the waist with his arms and forces his opponent off his feet before dropping backwards and completing the Back Drop Suplex. The shoulders and back of Jericho take the brunt of the pain whilst Low Ki rises to his feet from outside the squared circle. The smallest of the four pulls Lance to a vertical base and immediately connects with a right hand to the side of the head. He quickly clutches the right arm before Irish whipping the Canadian into the barricade. The back of Storm crashes into the unforgiving metal as he grits his teeth and takes the pain in his stride. Low Ki runs towards him with pace and rams the knee into the chest. The fans love every minute of it as they applaud the move. All along in the ring Steiner takes control of Jericho with multiple chops to the chest before locking the chest with might. Without a second thought the belly to belly suplex is completed to perfection. The back takes the brunt of the pain as Scott lands hard on his opponent’s chest. Steiner immediately hooks the left leg and puts pressure on the shoulders as he waits for the official to make the count.


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Low Ki rolls into the ring and breaks up the count with a stomp to the back of Steiner. The ex WCW Champion rises to his feet and attacks Low Ki with a barrage of rights and lefts before Irish whipping him into the ropes. Low Ki runs off with pace straight into the arms of Steiner who completes the powerslam well. The back of Low Ki crashes into the canvass but the cover isn’t made instead Steiner rises to his feet and pulls his much smaller opponent with him. Steiner connects with a right hand to the side of the head before pulling off a toe kick to the gut followed by him locking the head in a standing head scissors. Steiner quickly locks the waist with might before forcing his opponent onto his shoulders in a powerbomb position. Steiner gets ready to complete the move by slamming his opponent to the mat but Jericho rises and completes a standing dropkick to his back. The force of Jericho’s feet crashing into the spin force Steiner to stumble forward towards the ropes. Low Ki reacts well and falls backwards before locking his thighs around the head of his opponent. The leg scissors is completed forcing Steiner over the top rope and onto the outside mat. The fans in the Sumo Hall rise to there feet in unison whilst some stay sitting and stomp there feet in enjoyment. Jericho is left in the ring to gloat over the move as Steiner and Low Ki remain on the floor. Jericho watches both men struggle to make it to there feet now aware that Lance Storm is slowly making it to the top ropes of the turnbuckle. He doesn’t notice his fellow Canadians prescience and turns straight into the Flying Spinning Heel Kick. The fans in the Sumo Hall react to the move superbly as Jericho drops hard to the floor. Storm immediately makes the cover by hooking the right leg and putting pressure on the chest and shoulders. The referee drops to the floor and makes the first count as the fans remain on the edge of there seats.



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The cover is broken up by Low Ki once again as he stomps on the head of Storm. The Canadian rises to his feet and it hit with a right hand from Ki followed by a left. Low Ki is grasps the right arm and completes the Irish whip into the ropes. Storm runs off with pace but dives into the air before reaching his opponent completing the flying elbow to the head. Ki drops to the floor as Jericho rises from the Flying Spinning Heel Kick. Storm is ready for him as he pulls off the toe kick to the gut followed by a standing head scissors. He quickly grasps the waist knowing time is a factor before forcing his opponent onto his shoulders in a powerbomb position. Storm quickly drops to his knees and pulls off the powerbomb well. The back and shoulders of Jericho take the brunt of the pain along with his head that ricochets on the mat. Lance makes it to his feet and meets the now standing Low Ki with a right hand to the side of the head before taking Ki by the head and throwing him over the top ropes. Low Ki crashes into the apron before falling to the outside mat. Storm sees Steiner on the apron looking to make it into the ring and reacts well by running towards him and completing the Dropkick to the chest. Steiner is forced back to the outside mat as Jericho slowly makes it to his feet. Storm connects with a forearm to the face followed by a scoop slam. The back of Y2J crashes into the mat with force before he is hit with a knee to the forehead. Storm immediately forces his opponent to a vertical base and connects with a right forearm to the face followed by a toe kick to the gut. The kick has Y2J crouching forward in reaction to the blow before his head is locked in a standing head scissors. Without a second thought Lance grasps the waist with both arms and forces his opponent to his shoulders in a powerbomb position. Storm slams his opponent back first into the canvass with might as the shoulders and back or Jericho take the brunt of the pain. Storm looks to make the early cover as he drops to his knees and hooks the right leg.


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Steiner makes it back into the ring and breaks the pin by stomping on the head of Storm. The Canadian born wrestler makes it to his feet and is immediately hit with a right hand to the side of the head from the ex Tag Team specialist. Storm stumbles backwards before he is hit with a toe kick to the mid section followed by his head being locked in a front face lock. Steiner immediately drapes the right arm over his neck and shoulder before taking a nice grasp of the tights. After one deep breath he forces his opponent into the air keeping him vertical whilst his muscles bulge with the immense pressure he has to carry. Then with Jericho still on his back from the powerbomb immobile and breathing heavily he takes a harsh blow to the chest as Steiner drops Storm front first onto his Canadian counterpart. The fans cringe at the sight as Storm immediately pushes to his knees and clutching his gut in pain. He drops to his back gritting his teeth in agony all the while Low Ki is making his way to the apron. Scott turns forcing Ki to jump to the middle rope before spring boarding into the air off the top sienna rope. He gains a great height as he stretching his body looking for the Springboard Cross Body. Steiner is ready for him and catches his much smaller opponent in both arms. The without a second though he drops backwards and forces his opponent back into the air as he pulls off the fall away slam to perfection! Ki if forced to his back as he is quickly brought back to his feet with more punishment in the mind of Steiner. Scott completes a right forearm to the side of the head before grasping the chest and back with both arms and completing the belly to belly suplex. The back of Low Ki takes the brunt of the pain as his right leg is quickly hooked and the cover is made. The referee drops to the floor as the fans watch the shoulders of the American star with intent.


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Jericho makes it back to his feet and connects with an elbow drop to the back of the head. This breaks up the cover causing Steiner to rise to his feet filled with anger all the while. Jericho is ready for this and blocks the impending right hand following up with a toe kick to the gut. Steiner crouches forward in reaction to the blow as his head is locked in a front face lock. Without a second thought Y2J drops to his back forcing the head of Steiner into the canvass with might. Scott lands on his knees but this doesn’t cushion the blow as he rolls to his back in agony. He tries to relieve his head from the agony that is making itself known but this fails miserably. Jericho doesn’t make the cover instead he runs into the ropes passing both Low Ki and Storm as he picks up pace. He jumps to the second ropes and springboards backwards completing a perfect moonsault before landing on his much larger opponent with force. The Lionsault is completed as the fans rise to there feet in unison. Jericho immediately hooks the left leg and puts pressure on the shoulders before the official drops to the floor and makes the first count.


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Steiner manages to raise his right shoulder off the canvass stopping the count a fraction before the three count! The fans in the Sumo Hall stomp there feet in reaction to the kick out showing there excitement. Jericho looks up into the air in desperation before slowly making it to a vertical base. Steiner slowly follows but is quickly hit with a right hand to the side of the head followed by an inzigure kick to the back of the head. The force of Y2J’s boot meeting the head of Steiner has the man down on the floor. Jericho turns to meet the boot of Low Ki in his gut as the toe kick is completed. Ki immediately locks the head in a front face lock before draping the arm over his neck and shoulders. The fans in the Sumo Hall watch with intent as Low KI grasps the tights with might and forces his opponent into the air before sharply dropping to the floor. Ki may not be able to keep Jericho up vertically for as long as he would like but the sharp drop confirms a picture perfect Brainbuster. The head of Y2J is dropped vertically south causing him to finish up on his back breathing heavily and looking in serious trouble. Lance Strom immediately comes back into the picture as he attacks the now standing Low Ki with a forearm to the face before picking up up so his head is the closest thing to the mat in a belly to belly position. Low Ki can’t react as the surprise of the attack is enough for Lance Storm to sharply drop to his knees. The head of Low Ki crashes into the canvass with a sickening thud as the Tombstone Piledriver is completed. There is anarchy in the ring as Steiner now makes it to his feet in hope of attacking the standing Storm. The Canadian shows his ring awareness as he ducks an impending right hook before turning and completing the Canadian Jawcracker to perfection. The Super Kick is met with screams from the audience as the right boot of Storm crashes with the jaw of Steiner. The big man drops to his back in a heap of pain before his leg is hooked and his shoulders are pinned to the ground.


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Jericho comes in to break the cover causing Storm to rise to his feet in anger. Jericho immediately goes for a right hand which is blocked by his opponent who retaliates with a left of his own. Y2J stumbles backwards but regains his composure to looks for a toe kick to the gut. Storm reacts well and catches the boot of his opponent in reaction to the incoming kick. Y2J reacts better however as he pushes off his free leg and rams the boot into the side of his opponent’s head. The force of the inzigure kick to the side of the head caused Storm to stumble out of the ring through the middle ropes and onto the outside mat. Steiner stumbles to his feet but Jericho is too quick for him and connects with a right hand to the side of the head followed by a toe kick to the gut. Jericho immediately locks the head of his opponent in a front face lock before driving backwards and ramming the head of his opponent into the canvass with force. The DDT is completed with the momentum of the move carrying the big man onto his back. Jericho considers his opponents position and runs towards the ropes before jumping to the second and spring boarding backwards. Jericho completes a picture perfect moonsault before crashing into the chest of Scott Steiner. Jericho is on fire as he immediately makes the cover hooking the right leg and putting pressure on the shoulders. The referee drops to the floor and makes the count as Low Ki and Strom remains immobile in and out of the ring.




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Jericho surprises everyone by sneaking in the cover as he rises to his feet the new United States Title. The referee holds his hand as the winner before the new title is given to him. The fans cheer Y2J’s name aloud whilst Low Ki realises he wasn’t quick enough to break the cover. Jericho quickly rolls out of the ring knowing he is in dangerous territory at this point in time. The fans still chant his name aloud as his smile tells a thousands words.








Winner – Chris Jericho – New United States Champion






Styles- We now know are first United States Champion King and his name is Chris Jericho!



Jerry Lawler- Jericho gave a good fight tonight and that Lionsault just about did it for him!






We go backstage with Jushin Liger and Minoru Tanaka whilst Liger is preparing for his Jr Heavyweight Title Match!




Jushin Liger – You know what to do tonight okay Minoru?



Minoru Tanaka – Yeah course…No worry’s Liger!



At this point Antonio Inoki makes his way into the CTU dressing room.


Antonio Inoki – Hello Jushin…Minoru.


Jushin Liger – What the hell do you want Inoki?


Antonio Inoki- I don’t appreciate the attitude Jushin but I’m here to make one thing clear.



Minoru Tanaka – What?



Antonio Inoki- Well you already know Black Tiger and Morgan are in America competing for JLA against Ring Of Honour….But we have a little problem don’t we?



Jushin Liger – We got no problem?



Antonio Inoki – Well there is still one CTU member still here….Who might so to say interfere in the Jr Heavyweight Title match!



Jushin Liger – What the hell Inoki? You always think the worst of us don’t you? Well let me put this straight…..Minoru here will not be anywhere near the ring tonight during my match…..Because…………Well…. He’s leaving right now!


Minoru Tanaka – I am?


Antonio Inoki – Well that’s good….But just in case you decide to make an appearance tonight! I want to make this clear…….Minoru Tanaka…….. You will be fired! Understand?




Minoru Tanaka- What….Fired?



Antonio – Well what do you care Tanaka…Your leaving anyway!



Minoru Tanaka- Yeah but……



Antonio Inoki- So now we all understand…I’ll be leaving!



Antonio Inoki the JLA chairman leaves the dressing room closing the door on his way out.



Jushin Liger- …………..Fuck!





Joey Styles- Well Jushin Liger and Minoru’s plans to interfere in the match tonight have been unravelled before there eyes. I don’t know why they planned on cheating there way to the Jr Heavyweight title. They already knew Inoki had banned them from ring side!



Jerry Lawler- Hey Styles, it’s the Control Terrorism Unit they can do anything they want.




Joey Styles- Not any more King! Well we have are next G1 Climax Tournament match with Satoshi Kojima going up again Yuji Nagata!



Jerry Lawler – Oh this is going to be a good match Styles…. I can tell!



We go backstage with Kojima and Mitsui Yamada before Satoshi’s G1 first round match.




Mitsui Yamada – Kojima, this will be a very important match to kick start your JLA career. Everyone knows to be the JLA Champion is the greatest accomplishment in professional wrestling. How do you feeling coming into the match?



Kojima – All I know Yamada is that when I get into that ring I won’t be coming out a loser. I’ve set my sights on this match for a long time and now it’s here! Like you said Yamada, to be the winner of the G1 Climax is a great accomplishment, to be the JLA Champion is another, to be the first of both…..Well you might as well just engrave your name in the history books for everyone to see. And Mitsui…..Kojima will good in that history book, just like my name will look great engraved on that JLA Title belt.



Mitsui Yamada – How are you feeling about your opponent Kojima, you’ve met before and you know how it is to win and lose to the master of the Nagata Lock!



Kojima – True, Nagata may be a good wrestler….. Hell he may even match me in quality. But the difference between me and Nagata tonight….. Is that I want it more. I want to reach the semi final before winning the entire thing.



Mitsui Yamada – Have you been studying your opponent before this match?



Kojima – I don’t need to! You see I’ve me Nagata many times in the past and I know his weaknesses. I know his strengths and I also know how to manipulate them to my advantage. So Nagata can try and lock me in that figure four but when it’s all said and done the three count will be made with my deadly Koji Cutter!




At this Kojima makes his way to the ring leaving Mitsui Yamada to stand with the mic in his hand.



Styles- Kojima looks ready for this match King!


Jerry Lawler- I know Styles, Kojima looks certain to make it to the second round, hell I’m putting my money on him right now.



Styles- It’s not a certain bet but the odds look good King.









Satoshi Kojima vs. Yuji Nagata – G1 Climax First Round









Satoshi Kojima:
Height: 6ft
Weight: 247lbs
Trained by: JLA Dojo



Yuji Nagata:
Height: 6ft
Weight: 238lbs
Trained by: NJPW Dojo










MATCH








Both men are checked by the referee before the match begins! Both are found clean of carrying any concealed weapons in there tights or pads giving the all clear for the match to begin. The referee signals the bell creating a cheer from the fans! The majority of fans are behind Kojima for this one but some have the back of Nagata. Both men slowly walk around the ring keeping there eyes locked on one another before finally hooking up. Yuji immediately grasps the right arm and turns it into a hammer lock. The hand of Satoshi is held from behind his back as Nagata makes sure to keep his grasp tight. Finally Nagata forces his head from under the arm of his opponent before freeing his opponent of the hammer lock submission. Nagata takes a nice grasp of the tights before forcing his opponent up and falling quickly backwards. The Back Drop Suplex is completed to perfection as the back and shoulders of Kojima take the brunt of the pain. Yuji immediately turns on his opponent and hooks the right leg making sure to keep pressure on the shoulders and chest.



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Kojima does well to quickly kick out of his opponents cover but his head is immediately taken in a front sleeper. The arms of Nagata wrap around the head of Satoshi like an iron vice. The blood of the Japanese Legend slowly leaks from his head as the referee checks to see if Nagata wants to give up. Yuji remains strong and finally begins to fight back before he finally loses consciousness. Kojima does well to make it to his feet whilst the submission head lock is still in tact. Kojima turns to his opponents side whilst his head remains wrapped in the vice known as Yuji’s arms. Kojima grasps the waist of his opponent before forcing his opponent off his feet. A second Back Drop Suplex looks imminent however Nagata jumps before he is brought off his feet giving him more lift.




The momentum of the jump causes Kojima to lose his grip of his opponent sending Nagata on his feet behind the ex NJPW champion. Yuji immediately grasps the waist of his opponent and pushes backwards forcing his opponent off his feet. The German Release Suplex is completed to perfection as the shoulders and back of Kojima take the brunt of the pain. The move is pulled off well as Satoshi remains on the floor breathing heavily and looking in immense pain. Nagata makes it to his feet looking fresh and in complete control of the match. The opening quarter of the bout has been in Nagata’s favour throughout and it shows on the body of Kojima. Yuji forces his opponent to a vertical base and completes a right hand to the side of the head before grasping the chest and forcing his opponent into the air. The Belly To Belly overhead suplex is pulled off well by the submission expert as the back of Kojima crashes into the mat with force. Satoshi makes it to his feet in reaction to the suplex and walks straight into the arms of his opponent in what looks to be another Belly to Belly. However Kojima fights back whilst in the grasp of his opponent and plants his elbow to the shoulder of his opponent three times. The grip loosens around the chest of Satoshi causing him to push away before connecting with a right hand to the side of the face. The first blow from Kojima is followed by a knife edge chop to the chest followed by three more.



The chops are fast and furious and are helped with cheers from the fans. Finally Kojima connects with a toe kick to the gut followed by a front face lock. He immediately drapes the arm over his neck and shoulders before keeping a nice grasp of the tights. Satoshi takes one deep breath before forcing his opponent into the air in a vertical position. However once again Nagata reverses the move and pushes off the shoulders of his opponent landing on his feet behind Kojima. Satoshi turns in confusion and is immediately hit with a chop from his opponent followed by a scoop slam. The back of the Japanese Legend cracks with the canvass causing him to arch the back in reaction. This doesn’t relieve the pain so he rolls to his feet to keep vertical. Nagata is ready for him and places the arm over the chest of his opponent meeting the other at the shoulder. With one grasping the tights be pushes his opponent forward and causes him to flip violently to his back.


The Exploder Suplex is completed to perfection as the back of Kojima takes another beating along with his shoulders. Nagata holds a smile on his face as his domination remains in tact. He drops to his knees and hooks the left leg of his opponent before forcing his elbow into the face. The referee drops to the floor and makes the first count whilst the fans cross there fingers in hope that the three count will be made.



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Kojima does well to raise his right shoulder off the canvass stopping the count at two. Nagata looks at the referee before forcing his right hand into the head of his opponent. Nagata gradually makes it to his feet pulling his opponent by the head with him. Kojima pushes out of his opponents grasp as soon as he makes it to his feet and connects with a toe kick to the gut. He immediately locks the head of his opponent in a front sleeper before falling backwards and ramming the head of his opponent into the canvass. The momentum of the move carries Nagata to his back as the fans watch in horror. Kojima manages to pull off the DDT from nowhere giving him some time to rest up. Satoshi takes some time to catch his breath whilst on his back before slowly rolling to a vertical base.



Nagata follows in unison but it’s Kojima who attacks first with a right hand to the side of the head. Kojima follows up with a toe kick to the gut before locking the head of his opponent in a standing head scissors. Satoshi quickly locks the waist with both arms before forcing his opponent onto his shoulders. Nagata can’t fight back and before he can think twice he is being slammed into the canvass with might. The Powerbomb is completed well as Kojima follows his opponent down all the way before landing well on his knees. The fans don’t like what they are seeing as Nagata’s left leg is hooked for the cover.



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Nagata manages to raise his right shoulder off the canvass as the some of the fans sigh gasps of relief. Kojima immediately rises to his feet and pulls his opponent with him before connecting with a right hand to the side of the head followed by Satoshi forcing his opponent off his feet. The scoop slam looks imminent until Kojima drops to one knee forcing the shoulder into the knee with force. The Shoulder Breaker is completed as the knee of Yuji is impaled over the knee. Nagata falls to his back in a heap of pain causing Kojima to react by making his way to the apron before making his way up the turnbuckle all the way to the top ropes. Kojima stables himself on the narrow platform in which he has to perform whilst Nagata gradually makes it to his feet. Kojima is ready for this and without a second thought he dives into the air like a dart before forcing his shoulder into the head of his opponent. The Diving Shoulder Block is completed well as Nagata drops to the mat in reaction to the force of the move.




The fans watch with intent whilst Satoshi thinks of his next move. Nagata slowly makes it to his feet by Kojima is ready for him and connects with a toe kick to the gut. Yuji crouched forward in reaction to the move before Kojima locks the head of his opponent in a standing head scissors. Satoshi doesn’t waste a second as he grasps the waist with might and forces Yuji off his feet. Kojima sharply drops to the floor in a sit out position as the head of his opponent is rammed vertically into the canvass. The Piledriver is completed well as the fans rise to there feet in cheers and applause. Kojima doesn’t make the cover instead he uses his advantage to climb once again all the way to the top ropes. For his size Kojima’s balance is immense as he sizes his opponent up from the top ropes. Yuji remains immobile on the floor since the piledriver was completed. Kojima takes one last breath before diving into the air gaining quite some height before driving the elbow into the chest with might. The Bakayaro Elbow as Kojima calls it is completed well as the air from Nagata’s lungs escapes his breath.


The fans stomp there feet in reaction to the high flying move and before Nagata can take a breath his right leg is hooked for the cover. Kojima places the elbow into the face of his opponent adding insult to injury which the fans love. The referee drops to the floor in reaction to the cover and immediately makes the first count.



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Nagata does well to raise his right shoulder off the canvass as the fans fall back to there seats in disappointment. Kojima looks at the referee before spitting to the floor and making it to a vertical base. Nagata slowly follows looking weak and shattered but willing to go on for the JLA Title. Kojima looks for the right hand which is blocked well by Yuji who follows up with a right of his own. This one connects sending Kojima off guard and stumbling backwards. However Satoshi looks to have things covered as he ducks another impending blow from his opponent. Sending Nagata is a full circle before coming back with a straight kick to the back of the knee. The kick comes out of nowhere and the force has the knee of Kojima buckling to one. Nagata makes a snap decision and runs into the rope before running back with pace towards his kneeling opponent.


Yuji runs off the forward knee and drives his own knee into the side of the head with might. The force takes Kojima to the floor looking unconscious after the widely known Shining Wizard! The fans can’t believe the move was hit especially out of nowhere. Nagata takes a moment before making the cover and hooking the right leg.



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The fans rise to there feet in celebration as Satoshi manages to raise his right shoulder off the canvass stopping the count a fraction of a second before the three count. Nagata looks up into the air before focusing on the referee. He holds up three fingers in hope the referee got the count wrong. However the official remains adamant about his original decision and the match continues. Nagata spits on the floor before taking his opponents head and pulling him to a vertical base. Kojima tries to push out of his opponents grasp but he is taken back with a left hand to the cheek bone. Nagata followed up with a Knife Edge Chop to the chest followed by two more. The blows are fast and furious and soften his opponent up for what looks for the Northern Lights Suplex. He clutches the waist with might whilst forcing his head under the arm of his opponent. However Kojima fights back with elbows to the back forcing Nagata to release his hold and fight back. Yuji does well as he raises his back and completes a right forearm to the side of the head. With his opponent stumbling Nagata goes back to his original plan and clutches the waist whilst forcing his head under the arm of his opponent. Kojima this time doesn’t fight back instead he if forced to flip forward to his back with might as Nagata manages to complete the Bridge! The Northern Lights Suplex Hold has the thousands of fans rising to there feet as the referee drops to the floor and makes the first count.



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Kojima manages to kick out of the hold breaking the bridge of Nagata in the process. Yuji immediately rolls to his feet along with his opponent but It’s Kojima who gets the first shot with a right hand to the side of the head. Nagata fight back with a left to the side of the face but Kojima gets the last laugh with a straight knee to the gut before locking the head in a front face lock. The fans know what is in store and some scream in excitement as Kojima raises his leg before dropping backwards forcing his opponents head straight into his shoulder. The Koji Cutter is completed as the finishing move is followed by the cover. The fans in the Sumo Hall go crazy as the referee drops to the floor to make the count. Kojima does well to make sure there is pressure on the shoulders as the fans cross there fingers in hope.



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The arena is left stunned as Nagata manages to raise his right shoulder off the canvass to top the count just before the third is made. Kojima looks up into the air in desperation before gradually making it to his feet and pulling his opponent with him. Satoshi immediately locks in the three quarter face lock as the Koji Cutter looks to be completed again. However Yuji knows the force of the move and doesn’t want to be hit again knowing all too well that it could be it for his JLA Title dreams. Nagata pushes on the back of his opponent forcing him to rebound off the ropes straight into a big boot from Nagata. The fans begin to boo as Nagata takes a moment to catch up on his breath. Kojima slowly rises to his feet causing Nagata to react as he connects with a left hand to the side of the head before locking the chest with might and completing a Belly to Belly suplex. Without a second thought Nagata immediately takes the leg of his opponent and before Kojima can react the Nagata Lock is in tact or the Figure Four Leg Lock is completed to perfection. The fans can’t believe the famous submission is in tact as Satoshi screams in pain. The fan favourite lets his elbows slip to the canvass as the referee makes the count


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Kojima manages to push up once again and this time he turns to his right trying to turn his opponent over to reverse the move. However Nagata remains strong and keeps his opponent on his back, the master of the figure four knows how to keep the submission in tact as Kojima well knows from this point. The fans screams aren’t enough as finally Kojima finally taps out. The fans fall back to there seats in disappointment as Yuji Nagata releases the holds and rises to his feet. The boos fill the Sumo Hall as Nagata’s arm is raised as the winner and qualifies for the semi final of the G1 Climax.









Winner – Yuji Nagata – Via Submission








Jerry Lawler – Yes! Yuji Nagata makes it to the semi finals of the G1 by making Kojima tap to his deadly Nagata Lock!



Styles- Both men gave it there all King but it was Nagata who just wanted it more!


Jerry Lawler- Well it’s time for a final first round G1 Tournament match with Jun Akiyama going one on one again Kenta Kobashi!



Styles- This is going to be good King!









Kenta Kobashi vs. Jun Akiyama – First Round G1 Climax







Kenta Kobashi:
Height: 6ft 2in
Weight: 282 lbs
Trained by: Giant Baba




Jun Akiyama:
Height: 6ft 2in
Weight: 243 lbs
Trained by: JLA Dojo








MATCH







The tension in the Sumo Hall is great as both Jun Akiyama and Kenta Kobashi stand in the ring waiting for the match to begin. Once again the referee checks both men for any concealed weapons in there tights of pads. Both men are found clean as Kobashi wears his traditional black trunks with knee pads and boots of the same colour. Akiyama is in white as he stretches his legs before upcoming bout. Finally the referee signals the bell as both men circle the ring in reaction to the sound. Kobashi charges towards his opponent with a lariat in mind but Akiyama manages to duck the impending blow and comes back with a chop to the chest followed by a leg takedown. Kobashi drops to his stomach with might as his opponent drops onto his back and takes the arm in a hammer lock. Jun doesn’t take long with this submission move as the first plan was to keep his opponent grounded. He immediately releases the arm from the restraints and dives to his opponent’s head where he locks it in a sleeper hold.



The move is well placed as Akiyama manages to also force the neck upwards putting pressure on the neck whilst forcing the blood to slowly drain from the head of his experienced opponent. Kobashi fights to keep his consciousness as the fans cheers him on. Both men are evenly liked by the capacity crowd as Kobashi slowly makes it to his feet. The fans watch as Kenta makes it to one knee before forcing himself to a vertical base. The sleeper is still locked in but Akiyama doesn’t like his opponents position and immediately releases the head from the sleeper. Jun turns and grasps his opponents leg from behind in one smooth motion before swiping it backwards and forcing his opponent once again to drop face first into the canvass. Akiyama crosses both legs of his opponent and places his knee over the centre to keep his opponent from moving. The fans in the Sumo Hall like the mat wrestling which is being used in the opening quarter of the match and applaud when Akiyama bends forward and clutched the bottom of his opponent’s chin. Jun wrenches the head backwards putting more pressure on the neck along with the back. With Kobashi’s legs in the position they are in it’s hard for the Japanese Legend to do a thing except take the pain. Akiyama’s only weakness in the submission is his balance and the fact that he had to keep it whilst bending forward on the un sturdy platform which is Kenta’s legs.


Akiyama takes as long as he can for the submission to be in tact before finally releasing the head which drops sharply to the floor with a band. Jun keeps his knee on the crossed legs of his opponent keeping him from moving far. Akiyama thinks quick and immediately hops to his feet before grasping the right leg and uncrossing the left. Akiyama takes the left in his grasp and before Kobashi can react Akiyama places it under his arm and drops to his opponents lower back. The Single Legged Boston Crab is completed as the crowd applaud the submission. Kobashi groans in pain as his leg is being wrenched slowly from it’s socket whilst his spinal cord is victim to a lot of heavy pressure. The referee drops to the floor and makes sure his opponent is ready to give up. The master of the chops says no whilst shaking his head violently. The pain may increases with every passing second as the spine of Kenta is brought to the brink of breaking. The fans cheer on the Japanese Legend as he pushes up on both arm and slowly forces himself towards the ropes. The weight of his opponent on his back doesn’t help the fact that his leg is unable to move making the task even more difficult than first thought. The arena keeps there eyes on the hand and mouth of Kobashi as the thought of submitting to the submission manoeuvre becomes more and more appealing by the second.



Slowly Kenta Kobashi makes it towards the ropes, his only chance of salvation is a few feet away and he knows it. This gives him strength and belief that he can keep going and with once scream of momentum and aggression he forces his hand on the bottom rope. The cord feels good on his right hand as he grasps the sienna coloured rope forcing Akiyama to release the submission. The left leg drops to the canvass with a thud but the pain remains to some degree. Akiyama knows he has done well to keep his opponent grounded for such a long period of time but knows not to get cocky. His past matches with Kobashi have been vertical blood baths so his tactics come from past experiences. He needs to think of the next matches if he is to progress and if the match is a s brutal as past ones then he would probably have to forfeit the semi final match again Nagata! Kobashi’s only thought come from getting back into the match and trying to hit the offensive move which has been deserted from the start of the bell. Kobashi slowly makes it to his feet using the ropes as an aid whilst resting his knees which have taken a beating over the years.



Jun the more fresh and younger comes towards his opponent with a sweet right hand to the side of the head before taking his opponent’s chest with his right arm and using his free left to grasp the black tights. Kobashi doesn’t have time to fight back as Akiyama swiftly pushes backwards forcing his opponent off his feet and completing the Exploder Suplex. Akiyama names is simply Exploder but the pain remains the same and to such a degree that Kobashi has to arch his back as soon as he makes contact with the floor. The fans watch with intent as Kenta tries to limit the contact with the canvass as much as possible but this doesn’t last long as his opponent forcing him to his back with a straight stomp to the chest. Jun measures his opponent up from beside his head before dropping to one knee and driving the other into the forehead of the legendary Kobashi. Kenta jerks up and down in pain as he checks for signs of blood from his head. Luckily he is found clean but he doesn’t have time to celebrate as he is taken by the head and forced to a vertical base. Akiyama immediately connects with a right forearm to the side of the head before taking his opponents right arm in his grasp and Irish whipping him into the opposing ropes. Kenta runs off the sienna with pace straight into a standing dropkick from his opponent.




The two feet of Akiyama crash into the chest of Kenta forcing him to his back once again. Kobashi looks in trouble as Akiyama has remained in control from the get go of this epic match. Kobashi knows he needs to gets vertical and complete some offence or his JLA Title dreams will be crushed. Akiyama has different plans as he takes both of his opponents legs and turns on them with one sharp twist. Kobashi can’t remain on his back with the momentum of the turn going against him. The Boston Crab is completed but luckily for Kobashi the ropes remain only a couple of feet away. The spinal cord is put under immense pressure again as Jun makes himself cosy on the lower back of his larger opponent. The fans cheer on the Japanese Cult Figure once again as he pushes up on both arm and makes it towards his salvation. However Akiyama thinks quickly and pushes up on both feet before pulling his opponent back into the centre of the ring. Kobashi sees the ropes fading fast as he drops his head and lets his arms fall back to the canvass. Suddenly he raises it to the air with his palm straight flat looking like he is imminently going to tap the ground. The thousands of fans in the Sumo Hall shout out in unison no and cheer for Kobashi to keep going.



The sounds of the fans voices and encouragement are drowned out by the brutal pain that he has had to endure from his legs and spinal collar. The Boston Crap is completed to perfection from Akiyama and he knows it as he keeps a firm grip on both legs whilst resting nicely on the lower back of his opponent. Kobashi says no to the referee’s offer of giving up before once again pushing up on both arms and making the long journey towards the ropes. The sienna looks vivid and is the only thing that keeps him going as he gradually makes up ground from which he lost. The quick thinking of Akiyama may look likely to happen again as Kobashi makes it only a couple of feet away from the ropes. A smile doesn’t even creak up on the face of the Japanese legend as he stretches his right arm out to its full. Jun’s reaction is slow but he turns his head to see his opponent making up the ground with his outstretched arm. He suddenly pushes up to pull his opponent back into the centre of the ring. However this back fires on him as the lack of weight on Kobashi’s back lets his sprawl further towards the ropes. He grasps the bottom sienna before his opponent can pull him causing the referee to react quickly by telling Akiyama to release the hold.



A look of regret is etched on the face of the young star as he release both legs on the orders of the referee. The fans clap both men efforts especially Kobashi who could have easily given up at any point. Akiyama knows he could have won the match and looks up into the air for a split second before bowing it back with down with the company of a spit which departs from his mouth to the floor. Kobashi gradually makes it to his feet and is quickly attacked with a toe kick to the gut. Not once has Kobashi got into the match which is highly irregular for the Japanese Cult! Akiyama takes a moment before grasping the head in a front face lock. Kobashi remains still as his arm is draped over his opponents neck and his tights are grasped by the right arm of Jun. Akiyama takes one last breath before forcing his opponent off his feet and into the air in a vertical suplex position. The weight of Kobashi prevents him from holding his opponent up a certain amount of time but this only helps as he drops to the mat with a sharpness mount. The head of Kobashi crashed vertically into the canvass with might as the Brainbuster suplex is completed. Kenta drops to his back once his head meets the canvass with force breathing heavily and looking in serious trouble. Akiyama takes a moment to recoup before turning over onto his opponents chest and hooking the right leg. He keeps the pin tight making sure the shoulders are securely tucked onto the mat. The fans watch with intent as the watch the referee drop to the floor and make the first count.



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Kobashi does well to kick out and kick out so quickly as he manages to raise his right shoulder off the canvass stopping the count at two. Akiyama doesn’t waste a second to keep his advantage in tact as he takes his opponents arm and locks in the arm bar submission. The many fans in the arena fall back to there seat from jumping to there feet after Kenta kicked out. They know the submission can’t be with held for too long with out the arm being broken and with the punishment that Kobashi has taken it looks even more likely that this time he will succumb to tapping. Kobashi screams in agony as his arm is closely ripped from its socket. Akiyama lies on his back whilst twisting and pulling on the wrist with might. The referee is quick to drop to his knees and offer Kobashi the chance to submit but Kenta immediately jerks up and down on his back to his left. His pain masks the bumps on the ground as he makes up space towards the ropes. The submission as been held for over 20 seconds and it could only be 10 more before Kobashi feels the crack of his wrist, arm or shoulder blade departing.


Kenta does extremely well and has the fans stomping there feet with might as Kobashi grasps the ropes with his right hand. Akiyama immediately releases the arm showing his sportsmanship and letting Kobashi curl up into a ball with his right arm cradled. The referee checks to see if Kobashi can continue before letting him rise to his feet. Akiyama takes this time to study his opponent and decide what action to take next. Kobashi uses the ropes as an aid before finally releasing them and getting back into the contest. Akiyama charges towards him with a lariat in mind but Kobashi sees the outstretched arm and reacts superbly. He ducks the impending blow and has his opponent turning blind straight into a knife edge chop from the Japanese legend. The fans rise to there feet as the first offensive more from Kobashi is hit during the match. Another cutting blow to the chest has Akiyama stumbling backwards in reaction to the horrid chop. Kobashi doesn’t stop there as the onslaught of chops to the chest continues over and over and over again. The arena may like Akiyama but they love to see the machine like chops of Kobashi more as he ravages his opponent’s chest. Finally Kobashi lets his frustration vent and stops the onslaught leaving the chest of his opponent red and in a great deal of pain. Akiyama rests his back on the ropes whilst trying his best to relieve the shooting agony that consumes his chest. Nothing he does helps and it’s only a matter of time until his opponent takes his head and connects with a stiff right hand to the side of the head. Akiyama stumbles towards his opponent as Kobashi takes a step back but only to walk into a toe kick from Kenta.


Akiyama feels the shot and crouches forward in reaction before his head is locked in a standing head scissors. Kenta wipes the sweat from his brow before grasping the waist of his opponent with both arms. He takes one last breath before forcing his opponent off his feet looking for the powerbomb! However Kenta releases his opponent early with the snap of his back and completes the Jack knife version of the move. The shoulder of Akiyama take the brunt of the pain before he finally ends up on his back cursing his look from under his breath. The fans in the Sumo Hall bare smiles as they watch Kenta finally making himself heard in the match. The Japanese Legend takes his opponent by the head and forces him to sit. Kobashi walks towards the back of his opponent and completes a stiff kick to the small of the spine before dropping to his knees and wrapping his huge arms around the head of Jun. The Sleeper Hold is completed as Kobashi looks to slow his opponent down. Along with this Kenta’s plan is to rest up after the punishment he has taken during the first quarter of the match. The blood from Akiyama’s head slowly drains away making him light headed whilst consciousness becomes harder to maintain. Jun waves both arms in front of him in reaction to the loss of blood before remaining calm and looking to find his way out of the iron vice in which is Kenta’s arms.



Slowly Jun makes his way to his feet using his back to push up on the chest of his kneeling opponent and using the balance and strength in his legs to make it up vertically. His head remains in the sleeper whilst he stand on two feet but Kobashi reacts quickly. He remains holding the sleeper in place but forces his opponent backwards and off his feet before falling backwards in reaction. Akiyama is sent flipping backwards before glancing his head on the mat before dropping to his stomach in a heap of pain. He holds his head for dear life as the signature Sleeper Suplex from Kobashi is completed to perfection. The fans cringe at the sight before rising to there feet in applause and some in cheers. The referee checks Jun to see if he can continue but he is unable to answer as his opponent turns him on his back and secures the pin. Kobashi hooks the left leg with might whilst putting pressure on the shoulders and chest. The referee is already on the floor but manoeuvres himself to get the best view of the shoulders. The fans watch with intent as the official makes the first count!



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The arena is filled with stomps and cheers as Akiyama manages to somehow raise his left shoulder off the canvass stopping the count as two. Kobashi looks straight in front of him before grunting and gradually making it to his feet. Akiyama is pulled by the head with his opponent before he is hit with one more chop to the chest. The fans hear the sound of Kobashi’s hand crashing with the chest and love every minute of it. Kenta stops at one for a change and grasps his opponent from the shoulder and groin before Akiyama rests on the right shoulder of Kenta. The Japanese Cult Figure positions his opponent into a belly to belly vertical position before sharply dropping to both knees. The Tombstone Piledriver is completed to perfection with the head of Akiyama being rammed into the canvass with might. Kobashi takes a moment to catch his breath before making his way towards the apron. Akiyama remains immobile on the floor breathing heavily and looking in bad condition.


Kenta in the mean while begins to climb the turnbuckle all the way to the top ropes. He keeps his balance well even when turning on the ring whilst keeping the mental picture of his opponent in his head. The position has to be perfect and Kenta knows it as he leaps backwards completing a good Moonsault in mid air. Kobashi comes crashing down with might straight onto the chest of Jun. The fans rise to there feet in cheers and applause at the completion of the high risk move. Kobashi feels the impact of the move but not to the extent of Akiyama who gasps for breath whilst feeling the pain throughout his torso. Kobashi takes a second before hooking the right leg and putting pressure on the shoulders. The referee drops to the canvass and makes the first count as the fans watch and wait.


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The fans in the Sumo Hall are left stunned as Akiyama manages to raise his right shoulder off the canvass to the disbelief of the capacity stadium Kobashi looks up into the air in desperation before slowly making it to his feet. He stumbles backwards with the pain making it self known in his knees before he finally finds composure. Akiyama gradually makes it to his feet as his opponent looks for the right hand to the side of the head. Jun takes the blow which causes him to stumble backwards into the turnbuckle causing his opponent to react quickly. Kobashi takes his stride towards his opponent trapping him in the corner of the ring before slicing his rich hand across the chest of his opponent once again. The chops keep coming as the already beaten chest takes even more punishment. The Machine Gun chops are watched by the many fans in the audience as some cringe with the pain that is being dished out. Finally Kobashi stops the onslaught before pushing his opponent to the top ropes.



Kobashi takes a second to wipe the sweat from his forehead before making his way to the second rope. Akiyama remains still and dazed as his chest begins to beam with pain. Kobashi stables himself on the second ropes before connecting with a right hand to the side of the head. The blows softens Akiyama up over more as the Sternness star looks in deep trouble. Kobashi makes the next step before locking the head of his opponent in a front face lock. It’s not long after that the arm is draped over the neck and Kenta is stabling both feet on opposite sides of the ropes. The arena is quit as all eyes are focuses on the right hand side turnbuckle whilst Kobashi grasps the tights with might. With one surge of energy and strength Kobashi forces his opponent off the turnbuckle and into the air as Akiyama is sent crashing back first into the canvass. The Superplex is completed well with Jun immediately arching his back as soon as he made contact with the floor. The pain can be seen in his eyes all the while Akiyama thinks of his long advantage in the start of the match and how it’s faded away throughout the closing stages. Kobashi can steel feel the pain in his spinal cord but he brushes it off whilst making the cover. The fans watch the ring as Kobashi leaves the legs free instead focussing on the shoulders and chest.



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Akiyama manages to use his free legs to best use as he manages to force his opponent off him for a split second so he can raise his shoulders. Kobashi looks at the referee before shaking his head and gradually rising to a vertical base. Akiyama slowly follows as his opponent looks ready to attack. Kobashi looks for the lariat but Jun does well to duck the impending blow before connecting with a spin kick to the gut. The force of Akiyama’s boot crashing into his gut has Kenta crouching forward in pain. Akiyama takes one last breath as a thousand ideas pop into his head at once. Jun chooses carefully but quickly all the while as he takes his opponent from behind by grasping the waist and placing his head underneath the arm. With once Jun knowing he needs to hit this perfectly he takes a moment to gather his balance before forcing his opponent off his feet.


The Back Drop Suplex looks imminent until Akiyama spins his opponent back to the powerbomb position before dropping to a sit out position. The back and shoulders of Kobashi feel the impact of the well performed move as the fans rise to there feet in applause. The Blue Thunder Driver is completed and Akiyama immediately makes the cover from the end position of the move. However Jun places both feet over the shoulders of his opponent to make sure there is more weight for the cover. All the while the official drops to the floor and makes the first count as the fans watch and wait to see the outcome.


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Kobashi does brilliantly to raise his right shoulder off the canvass stopping the count a fraction of a second away from the three count. The close call has the thousands of fans stomping there feet in excitement. Akiyama pushes the legs of his opponent away to the right hand side shaking his head in disappointment. Kobashi looks in trouble as he tries to cradle his back the best he can, he manages to shake it off and gradually make it to his feet. Both men know that the match has taken it’s toll on both of them and the length is not helping either one. However both men’s will to win the JLA Title makes them keep going even though the pain is becoming unbearable. Akiyama stables himself on two feet and watches over his opponent who is turning. Jun looks to keep going with the swing of The Blue Thunder Driver and tries for a toe kick to the gut. Kobashi reacts superbly and manages to catch his opponents foot stopping the impact of the kick. Kobashi uses his opponent balance to his advantage as Akiyama hops on his left foot. Kenta pushes the foot to his right hand side causing Akiyama to turn with the leg hence turning a full circle. Akiyama turns with momentum straight into the Burning Lariat. The arm of Kobashi nearly takes the head off his opponent as his lariat finisher is completed to perfection. The fans rise to there feet in reaction to the move as Kobashi lands on his knees and manage to hook the right leg. The fans watch the shoulders of Akiyama with might as the first count is made.


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The arena is sent into the raptures as somehow Akiyama manages to raise his left shoulder off the canvass stopping the count before the third is made. Kobashi doesn’t waste a second even when the fans are cheering from the kick out from the strong hearted Akiyama. Jun himself is pulled to a vertical base as the aggression in Kobashi is reaching boiling point. Kenta connects with a toe kick to the gut before locking the head in a front face lock and draping the arm over his neck and shoulders. The vertical suplex looks imminent as Kobashi grasps the tights with might and forces his opponent off his feet and into the air. Kenta shows his strength and stamina as he manages to keep his opponent vertical for over 4 seconds. The muscles in Kobashi’s arms begin to bulge with the immense pressure in which they have to withstand. The fans respect this as they get ready to see the Delayed Vertical Suplex. However this doesn’t come to fruition as Kenta turns his opponent in mid air so when Jun falls his head is meeting the shoulder. Kobashi makes sure the move goes off without a hitch as he grasps the head with might and lands to his back in the Cutter position. The head of Akiyama crashes into the shoulder off his opponent with might. The fans can’t believe what they have just seen as Kobashi brings the ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Black Crush out of retirement!



The arena finally comes alive as the capacity crowd make there selves heard. Kobashi takes a moment to wipe the sweat from his brow whilst his opponent turns to his back to check his nose is not broken. Kobashi immediately turns at this point and makes the cover focussing on the shoulders and chest whilst leaving the legs free. The fans remain on there feet as the referee drops to the floor and makes the first count.


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The fans erupt into cheers at the great show of sportsmanship from Jun is rewarded. Kobashi helps Akiyama to his feet and shakes his hand before turning to leave the ring.









Winner – Kenta Kobashi – Via Pinfall






Styles- King we will be seeing that match for years to come!



Jerry Lawler- You can say that again Styles. Both those men kicked the crap out of each other but they kept going!



Styles- I know… Kobashi had to bring the Black Crush finisher out of retirement to get the job done!



Jerry Lawler – All I can say is that if Kobashi is out in the semi finals of the G1…. Then I wouldn’t fault him!


Styles- Very true King, Kobashi has taken a lot of punishment in that match. I mean for the first two quarters he didn’t even hit an offensive move.




We go backstage with Kobashi who is with Mitsui Yamada after his match.



Mitsui Yamada- Kobashi, you have taken a lot of punishment in your match with Jun Akiyama. Do you think you can carry on in this tournament?



Kenta Kobashi – Can I carry one? I will keep going until my heart stops beating if that answers your question.



At this Kenta Kobashi turns and head to his locker room the sweat still dripping off his body.




Styles – Well I think this answers are question King!



Jerry Lawler – All I can say is that one of the semi final matches is going to be very short.


Styles- Hell it’s Kobashi we are talking about here King…. Nothing is impossible especially in the JLA!



We go backstage with Chris Benoit who is getting ready for his match against Masahiro Chono. Sting enters the room soon after.


Sting – Hey Chris…. I just want to say good luck in your match next!



Chris Benoit – Thanks man, I’m sorry you lost out tonight!



Sting – Hey it wasn’t meant to be, I’ve just got one little bit of advice for you in your match again Chono.



Chris Benoit – What?



Sting – Watch out for that STS!





Styles- Well Sting giving Benoit some advice there King!


Jerry Lawler – Well Sting knows what it’s like to have to endure that punishment and he won’t want Benoit to have to go through the same. Especially if it means him going out of the G1 Tournament like himself.



Styles- Well we are going to see now King as Chris Benoit goes one on one with Masahiro Chono in the semi finals of the G1 Tournament.








Chris Benoit vs. Masahiro Chono – Semi Final G1 Tournament








Masahiro Chono:
Height: 6ft 1in
Weight: 237lbs
Trained By: Stu Hart





Chris Benoit:
Height: 5ft 10in
Weight: 234lbs
Trained by: Stu Hart








MATCH








Both men stand in the ring in there respected corners each of them know that the JLA Title is only two match away. Both men know each others trainer as this was Stu Hart the man who trained them in his famous Dungeon. The referee checks for any concealed weapons in the tights like always and luckily both men are found clean. Masahiro Chono wears his usual black tights with black boots and no top. His black goatee and hair go well with the ensemble as Chris Benoit is in his usual blue and black tights with no top and black boots. The fans are hyped up for this match as the referee finally rings the bell. Both men circle the ring keeping there eyes locked on one another. Slowly Benoit edges his way close towards his opponent before picking up pace and taking the right leg with a sweep. Chono is too slow to react and is forced to his back with a thud. Benoit immediately takes the other leg and wraps it over the thigh in which he holds high.


Without a second thought Benoit drops to his back and places his foot over the leg which lies over the thigh. The Figure Four Leg Lock is completed early on in the match as Masahiro pushes up on arms to keep his shoulders from resting on the mat. The pain can be seen in his eyes and later in his mouth as he groans in pain. Benoit pushes down on the left leg causing more and more punishment to his opponent. The referee stands close to Chono to make sure he wants to remain in the match. He ignores the official and concentrates on getting out of the submission manoeuvre in which he is locked in. Chono takes a moment to think, the pain clouds his head but he finally realises to turn his opponent over and turn the pain on him. The Rabid Wolverine tries valiantly to remain the holder of the submission as Chono tries desperately to turn him. The task of keeping his opponent on his back is hard for Chris as he slowly sees himself turning to his stomach. The former WCW star can’t react quick enough as he is brought to his stomach. He immediately feels the pain shooting up and down his leg as the move in which he just held is now being inflicted upon him. Chono holds himself up on both arms as he hangs his jaw wide. The pleasure of getting out of the submission is great but to have his opponent suffer through the same fate is better.


Benoit can see the sienna ropes only a couple of feet away. He knows this is his best chance of salvation and gives it his best show. He tries desperately to dig his finger nails into the canvass to he can claw his way to the ropes but it doesn’t work. The canvass remain strong and so does the Figure Four Leg Lock. Benoit manages to edge his way towards the ropes but the pain is becoming unbearable. The Rabid Wolverine stretches his right arm out to it’s full before finally grasping the bottom rope. Masahiro is forces to release the hold which he finally does on the referee’s count of three. Benoit can immediately feel the relief as his legs are free from the torture of the submission manoeuvre. Chono shakes the pain off easily on the other hand as he manages to make it to his feet. Benoit gradually follows but he isn’t ready for his opponent who immediately turns towards him and grasps the chest with might. The Rabid Wolverine can’t react as his body is thrown into the air with might. As soon as his feet leave the canvass he knows he is in trouble as he flips to his back with might. The spine and shoulders crash to the ground with force as the Belly to Belly overhead suplex is completed. Benoit rolls to his feet in reaction still feeling the pain circulating his spine. Chono is ready for him as he tries for the right hand to the side of the head. However Benoit reacts well considering the pain which is making it self heard in both his back and legs.



He blocks the impending blow and comes back by clutching the chest of his opponent. The fans love what they are seeing as Chono gets a taste of his own medicine. The Belly to Belly overhead suplex is completed but this times it’s Masa who takes the impact of the move. Benoit doesn’t waste time catching up on his breath as he immediately rises to his feet and takes his opponent to his feet. A right uppercut is hit by Chris who follows up by grasping his opponents waist and forcing his head under the arm of his opponent. Masahiro tries to fight back by ramming the elbow into the back but Benoit remains strong and pushes up before falling backwards. Masahiro is forced off his feet with the strength of his opponent showing though.


Chono flips to his back and shoulders with might as The Rabid Wolverine manages to build the bridge as soon as Masa’s shoulders complete the fall. The fans in the Sumo Hall rise to there feet in reaction to the Northern Lights Suplex Hold. The bridge of Benoit remains strong as the referee drops to the floor and makes the first count.



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Chono rams the right hand into the chest forcing the bridge of Benoit to crash to the floor. Benoit lands on his back before rolling to his feet in unison with his opponent. Chono looks for the right hand and connects with the side of the head before taking the right arm and completing a hammer lock. The arm of Benoit is forced behind his back keeping him immobile in a vertical position. Chono locks on tight with the hand before loosening it slightly so he can force his head between the arm of Benoit. Finally Masa releases the hammer lock submission and forces his opponent up into the air on his right shoulder before dropping backwards and forcing his opponent shoulders first into the canvass. The Back Drop Suplex is completed well as Benoit remains on his back breathing heavily and trying to forget the pain in his shoulders. Masahiro takes a moment to make it to his feet before he rams his elbow into the chest with a sweet elbow drop. Benoit gasps for breath with the impact of the elbow doing its job well.


The Rabid Wolverine slowly makes it to a vertical base but is immediately hit with a right hand to the side of the head before grasping the chest with might. Chono forces his opponent off his feet and turns with him completing a Belly to Belly suplex to perfection. His chest crashes with his opponents as the back of Benoit meets the mat with might. Chono immediately rises to his feet and grasps both legs of his opponent before trying to turn his opponent onto his stomach. The Boston Crab Submission is harder to complete as Benoit remains on his back fighting valiantly. Chono crouches forwards to get a better grip of the legs causing Benoit to react. The ex WWE star grasps the head of his opponent and takes the leg with his own causing Masahiro to fall forward into a Small Package pin. The shoulders of Masa are firmly stuck to the floor as the official drops to the ground to make the count.



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The surprise of the Small Package is not enough to keep Chono down as he manages to use his leg strength to push his shoulders off the canvass. Both men make it to there feet in reaction to the kick out along with the official. Masa looks for the short hand lariat but Benoit does well to duck the impending blow. The Rabid Wolverine grasps the back of his opponent around the waist. Without a second thought Benoit forces his opponent off his feet before sending him shoulders first into the mat. The German Suplex is completed but it’s not over for Masahiro. Benoit remains clutching the waist of his opponent before rolling to his feet with his opponent bracing himself for the next suplex. Benoit doesn’t disappoint as Chono feels the same fait once again. The Rabid Wolverine looks for the hat trick but Masa has different plans as he rams his elbow into the side of the head of his opponent.


At first this looks to upset the flow for Benoit but he remains strong and forces him off his feet once again to complete the third. This time Benoit releases his opponent sending him to crash into the floor with force. The fans applaud Chris Benoit’s efforts as he gets ready for his next move. The Rabid Wolverine makes his way to the apron through the ropes and onto the apron before climbing the turnbuckle all the way to the top ropes. He stables himself well on the small platform in which he has to perform. The fans watch with intent as the Canadian star sizes his opponent up. Masahiro Chono has been immobile ever since the third German Suplex was completed making things look good for Benoit as he leaps into the air. The ex WCW star gains quite some height with both arms to each side before crashing violently down to the collar bone of his opponent. The head meets the collar bone well as Chono jerks up and down in pain whilst trying the relieve the shooting agony that consumes his whole upper body. Benoit takes a moment to shake off the pain in which he has to endure every time he uses the high risk manoeuvre. Benoit finally shakes it off and makes the cover by hooking the right leg and putting pressure on the shoulders. The fans wait and see the outcome of the cover as the referee makes the count.


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Some fans in the arena rise to there feet thinking that the third count has been made but the referee stops at two as Masahiro manages to raise his right shoulder on the last split second. Benoit looks at the referee and raises three fingers in hope he heard the count wrong. However the official remains adamant about his original decision and the match continues. The fans chant Benoit’s name aloud as he makes it to his feet slowly followed by his opponent. The Rabid Wolverine looks for a right hand which connects quickly followed by the right. The shots are taken well by Chono who manages to glance the blows and come back with a straight knee to the gut. He uses the head of his opponent to his advantage as he connects with a head but to the temple of Benoit. The Ex WWE star stumbles backwards in reaction to the blow sending him into the corner of the ring.


takes a moment before charging towards his opponent with pace before ramming his shoulder into the gut of Chris. Benoit gasps for breath after the impact of the blow before he is taken to the top ropes from a push by his opponent. Masahiro makes his way to the second before connecting with a left hand to the side of the head. This is to soften his opponent up as he looks for the Avalanche Brainbuster. He locks the head of his opponent in a front face lock before draping the arm over his neck. Chono takes a nice grasp of the tights before looking to force his opponent into the air. Benoit fights back however connects with fist after fist into the ribs catching his opponent off guard. Chono tries to take the blow in his stride but he can’t and he eventually releases the head of Benoit causing the Rabid Wolverine to react by pushing his opponent to the floor. Benoit manages to remain stable on the top ropes as he sizes his opponent up once again.



He thinks back to his Wild Pegasus days and makes a snap decision. Without a second thought he dives into the air and raises both legs high before crashing down on the neck of Masahiro Chono. The Diving Leg Drop is completed to perfection with the right leg of Benoit crushing the windpipe of Chono. Masahiro gasps for breath before his right leg is hooked and his shoulders are pinned to the mat. The fans in the Sumo Hall make it to there feet in reaction to the pin still astonished that Benoit brought back the old move. The official reacts well and makes his way to the count as the fans cross there fingers in hope that the three count will be made.



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Masahiro has the thousands of fans in the Sumo Hall falling back to there seats in disappointment as he manages to raise his left shoulder off the canvass. Another close count for Benoit but it’s still not enough, he gradually makes it to a vertical base pulling his opponent by the head with him. Masahiro knows he needs to fight back is he is to stand any chance of winning this match and going on to be crowned first ever JLA Puroresu Champion. Chono pushes out of his opponents grasp and comes back with a chop to the chest followed by another and then another and then another. The chops are fast and furious and cause his opponent to stumble onto the ropes.



Masahiro takes the right arm of his opponent and Irish whips him into the opposing ropes. Chris Benoit runs off with pace as Chono runs towards him before lifting his right leg high into the air and completing the famous Yakuza Kick. The boot of Chono crashes into the face of Benoit as he falls flat on his back in a heap of pain. The fans can’t believe what they are seeing as Masahiro drops to his knees and makes the cover. He leaves the legs free and focuses more on the shoulders and chest as the referee reacts by making the first count.



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Yet another close count in the match but this time the fans in the Sumo Hall are glad to see it. Benoit manages to raise his right shoulder off the canvass just in time before the third and final count is made. The capacity crowd sigh gasps of relief as Masahiro complains about the slow count. He slams the canvass with the palm of his hands to tell the referee how to do it but the official waves it off. Masa slowly makes it to his feet and is gradually followed by his opponent. Masahiro looks for the right hand to the side of the head but it’s blocked by his opponent who immediately connects with a toe kick to the gut. Benoit quickly locks the head in a front face lock and with memories of The Dynamite Kid fresh in his mind he drapes the arm over his neck. With one quick snap Masahiro Chono is forced violently to flip forward to his back with might. The force of the Snap Suplex forces Chono to arch his back in pain to try and limit the contact with the canvass. Benoit rises to his feet with the suplex excellently executed before pulling his opponent with him. Chono doesn’t fight back as he is hit with a chop to the chest followed by a right forearm to the side of the head. The blows soften Chono up as he is taken from the side before the knee of Benoit rams itself into his gut. The force of the knee has Masa crouching forward in reaction before The ex WCW star locks the head in a standing head scissors before his waist is locked with both arms. Benoit takes a moment to catch up on his breath before he forces his opponent onto his shoulders before quickly slamming him to the floor. The high speed Powerbomb is completed well putting into the equation the size and weight of Masahiro preventing Benoit from holding him up on his shoulders. However the damage is done as the back and shoulders of Masahiro take the brunt of the pain before he rolls to his stomach. Masa tries hard to push up on both arms to make it to his feet but Benoit connects with a stiff kick to the gut. The sounds of Benoit’s boot crashing with the gut and ribs can be heard all around the Sumo Hall as the Rabid Wolverine slowly pulls his opponent to a vertical base. Masa pushes out of his opponents grasp and immediately drops to the floor taking the right leg of Benoit in a drop toe hold. Benoit’s face crashes into the mat as Masahiro keeps the leg hooked with his own whilst stretching forward and locking the head in a sleeper. The fans rise to there feet in reaction to the submission finisher. The STS is completed and Benoit knows it as he feels his neck being rammed backwards whilst his head is locked in an iron vice slowly forcing the blood out of his head. The referee drops to the floor as close as he can to Benoit asking him frequently if he wants to give up. Benoit doesn’t answer as he focuses only on making it to the ropes. The bloos leaves his head slowly as his neck feels the torment of the submission hold. Chono’s face shows grit determination as he keeps a right hold around the head of his opponent. The fans in the Sumo Hall make sure not to blink more that once as they wonder if this could be the end for Benoit’s JLA Title Hunt. Slowly The Rabid Wolverine makes it to the ropes but there is still some distance to go before he can feel the lovely grasp of the sienna cord. Masa looks on in fear but makes sure not to let this affect the submission. The fans urge the Rabid Wolverine to make it to the ropes as he stretches his right arm out to it full. He falls just short of the requirement causing him to react by edging forward one more time. Chono pulls back on the head causing Benoit to fight for consciousness. The ex WWE star blindly pushes out his arm and luckily grasps the bottom rope. The fans cheer Benoit as Masahiro Chono is forced to release the hold. Benoit remains on his front breathing heavily and sweating profusely whilst his opponent rises to a vertical base. Masahiro Chono signals the end for Benoit to the fans causing them to react with jeers and boos of high definition. The Rabid Wolverine gradually makes it to a vertical base looking tired and ravaged. Chono stalks him from behind waiting patiently for him to turn. Benoit slowly follows suit and turns towards his opponent who looks for the deadly Lariat!


Benoit ducks the impending blow reacting superbly and taking everybody by surprise. The back of Masahiro Chono meets Benoit as he immediately locks the arms in a full nelson. Masahiro is caught in the hold before he is forced off his feet before landing on his shoulders and neck with might. The Dragon Suplex Hold is completed as Chris Benoit manages to hold the bridge. The fans rise to there feet as the referee drops to the canvass and makes the first count.




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The Sumo Hall is sent into the raptures as Benoit finally gets the three count. The Dragon Suplex has the surprise element adding more to the powerful move. Benoit drops to his back leaving Chono to fall to his back in a heap of pain and regret. The referee hold his arm up as the winner as the fans applaud the Rabid Wolverine’s efforts.






Winner – Chris Benoit – Via Pinfall







Styles- Benoit picks up the win!



Jerry Lawler- I thought Chono had it won….. What the hell happened?



Styles- Well Chris Benoit kept strong throughout the match and he stuck at the right time. The Rabid Wolverine is only one match away from the JLA Title.


Jerry Lawler – Well we are going to see who will compete against him in the G1 Climax Final as Kenta Kobashi goes one on one with Yuji Nagata.


Styles- This is going to be a good match King! Both these men will want to face Chris Benoit in the final!








Kenta Kobashi vs. Yuji Nagata





Kenta Kobashi:
Height: 6ft 2in
Weight: 282lbs
Trained by: Giant Baba




Yuji Nagata:
Height: 6ft 0in
Weight: 238lbs
Trained by: JLA Dojo








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Both men look ready for the semi final match as they stretch there arms and legs before being checked by the referee for any concealed weapons in there tights and pads. The fans look hyped up as they wait for the bell to be rung. The referee is finished and finally signals the bell as the fans sit back in there seats. Yuji Nagata runs towards his opponent from the get go. Kobashi ready for him and connects with the Burning Lariat finisher. The fans can’t believe what they have just see as the right arm of Kobashi nearly takes the head off Nagata. Kenta immediately drops to his knees and makes the cover over his opponent before hooking the right leg and putting pressure on the chest and shoulders.


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Winner – Kenta Kobashi – Via Pinfall






Styles- What the hell!!! Kobashi just pinned Nagata in JLA Puroresu record time!!!



Jerry Lawler – He hit that Burning Lariat and it was over, Nagata couldn’t even move.



Styles- Well Kobashi needed this match to finish quickly and well…… He did a good job in my opinion.



Jerry Lawler – Well we have two more matches left the G1 Climax Tournament Final and the Jr Heavyweight Title match…… Oh it’s time!



Styles- I’m looking forward to this one King…..Jushin Liger vs. KENTA for the Jr Heavyweight Title!!!






Jushin “Thunder” Liger vs. KENTA – Jr Heavyweight Title






KENTA:
Height: 5ft 8in
Weight: 176 lb
Trained by: AJPW Dojo





Jushin Liger:
Height: 5ft 7in
Weight: 210lb
Trained by: Stu Hart











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Both men are checked by the referee for any concealed weapons in there tights. The fans don’t take there eyes away from the ring as the anticipation in the Sumo Hall reaches its highest point of the night. Jushin Liger wears his usual black attire with mask as KENTA goes for the brown trunks with same coloured boots. The referee finally rings the bell as the fans settle and get ready to watch the crowning of the first Jr Heavyweight Champion. Both men quickly hook up with Jushin Liger immediately taking the right arm in his grasp and locking in the hammer lock. The arm of KENTA is trapped behind his own back as the submission is in place. KENTA immediately takes the head of his opponent in a three quarter face lock and jumps up before landing on his knees and completing the snap mare. Jushin Liger flips forward with the force of the snap mare as he lands on his rear. Kobayashi immediately grasps both arms of his opponent from behind and forces them backwards whilst placing the knee in the brunt of the back. The modified surfboard is completed as Jushin Liger groans in pain. The referee is on his knees as he checks to see if Liger wants to continue his answer is a firm yes. KENTA remains with both hands grasped as he forces the knee even further into the back whilst pulling the arms even further in contrast. Liger groans in pain whilst shaking his head back and forth before Kobayashi finally releases both arms and connects with a stiff kick to the back. The force of his boot meeting the back can be heard throughout the arenas before Jushin slowly makes it to a vertical base. KENTA is ready for his opponent as he runs towards him with pace, Kobayashi drops to the ground and completes the drop toe hole using his opponent’s momentum against him. The face of Liger crashes into the canvass with might as he immediately rises on all fours. KENTA immediately grasps the right arm of his opponent and turns on it before rolling forward over his opponent and forcing him to his shoulders. The arm acts as a lever to complete the La Magistral Cradle as the fans rise to there feet in surprise.



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Jushin Liger manages to push out of the cradle and immediately roll to his feet in unison with his opponent. Liger immediately connects with a right hand to the side of the head before grasping the right arm and completing an Irish whip into the ropes. KENTA runs off the ropes with pace as Jushin Liger leaps off both feet and completes a standing dropkick to the chest. The momentum which Kobayashi runs off the ropes causes more force into the kick as he lands on his back in a heap of pain. Liger immediately drops down to the floor and takes his opponents leg before completes the Achilles Tendon Hold submission. The pain is felt straight away from his opponent who pushes off his shoulders so as not to be counted for the pin. KENTA groans in agony as his leg is tightened like an iron vice with the vice being Liger’s arms. Kobayashi tries to fight back by planting a right hand to the head of Jushin but the blow is soft due to his position.



The referee checks KENTA in case he wants to call the match off but his answer is a clear no. Kobayashi fights back however as he grasps the legs of his opponent which are wrapped around his thighs, the young JLA star slowly unravels them from his leg gaining more freedom and less pain. Jushin knows the submission is in less tact than it once was and decides to use his advantage to rise to his feet and connects with a straight kick to the gut. KENTA rolls to his feet in pain as he is attacked with a right forearm to the side of the head, Jushin follows up with a toe kick causing his opponent to crouch forward in reaction. Liger grasps the right arm of his opponent and turns on it before placing his knee on the shoulder blade whilst pushing down. KENTA slowly drops to the mat as his arm is wrenched from it’s socket. The pain is immense as Liger removes the knee from it’s position and completes a Fugiwara Arm Bar. The fans rise to there feet in applause as the famous submission is in perfect working order. Kobayashi screams in pain as his right shoulder looks to be separating from the arm. Liger leans on the back of his opponent gaining more leverage and causing more force to the submission hold.



The referee is on both knees as he checks to see if KENTA is will to give up. He shakes his head but with every passing second the question looks more and more appealing. Kobayashi knows he needs to find the ropes quickly before his shoulder is separated and does so by scrambling to the east side of the ring. Liger’s weight doesn’t help much and with ever foot passed the pain in his arm increases. The fans cheer KENTA on as they would hate to see the CTU leader go home with the Jr Heavyweight title around his waist. KENTA gains great distance towards the ropes and before he feels the crack in his shoulder he feels the grasp of the ropes in the palm of his right hand. Jushin is forced to release the submission as the claps from the Sumo Hall are heard from every direction. Jushin immediately connects with a stomp to the back of his opponents head before he takes the chin and forces him to a vertical base.



Liger immediately connects with a left hand to the side of the head before forcing a knee into the gut. The Japanese heel locks the head of his opponent in a front face lock before taking the arm and placing it over his neck. Liger takes a nice grasp of the tights before finally forcing KENTA off his feet. However Kobayashi reacts well and pushes off the shoulders of his larger opponent causing him to land on his feet behind the CTU heel. KENTA immediately locks the waist with might before forcing his opponent off his feet. The German Suplex Hold is completes as the thousands of fans in the Sumo Hall rise to there feet in unison. The bridge of KENTA is strong and sturdy as the referee drops to the floor to make the first count. Jushin’s shoulders are firmly stuck to the mat as this part of the body took the full brunt of the move.



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Liger pushes out of the hold and lands on his stomach in a heap whilst KENTA immediately locks the head of Jushin in a front sleeper. His strategy is simple, wear his opponent down quickly on in the match and don’t give him an inch to cling onto. The arms of KENTA wrap tightly around the head as the blood slowly drains from Liger’s head, consciousness is a hard task for Jushin to keep as the seconds pass by. He knows he needs to fight back quickly and does as he slowly makes it to one knee. The CTU leader manages to follow up by pushing to both feet as the sleeper is still in tact. Jushin locks his arms around the waist of his opponent before pushing backwards and forcing his opponent to flip forward with the suplex. The shoulders and back of KENTA land hard on the mat as the Northern Lights Suplex is completed. KENTA however immediately clenches his first and forces it into the ribs of his opponent.




The Bridge of Liger is broken as he lands on his back before making it quickly to his feet. KENTA soon follows and immediately connects with a stiff kick to the side of the leg. Another soon follows as the onslaught of kicks ensues with might, each blow to a different region of the body. Each blow has the fans screaming louder as KENTA’s brown boots smash with every bone in Liger body. Finally the attack is finishes as KENTA finishes off with a straight spin kick to the gut causing his opponent to crouch forward in pain. Kobayashi immediately locks the head of his opponent in a standing head scissors before taking a nice grasp of the waist. With one pull he forces his opponent onto his shoulders in a powerbomb position. Liger can’t fight back as he is forced back to the mat shoulders first. The force of the powerbomb is immense as KENTA drops down to his knees to add more force into the move. KENTA immediately pushes up on the legs to cause a pinning predicament as the referee drops to the floor to make the first count.




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Liger forces his legs forward pushing his opponent off him causing the pin to come to a sudden halt on two. Both men make it to there feet as KENTA looks for the lariat, Jushin reacts well and ducks the impending blow causing his opponent to spin on the spot. Jushin catches him as soon as he faces him and locks his arms around the chest. In one smooth motion the Belly to Belly overhead suplex is completed as KENTA is forced onto his back with might. Kobayashi arches his back in pain as soon as he meets contact with the canvass but soon rises to meet Liger. Jushin connects with a right hand to the side of the face before completing a toe kick to the gut. Jushin immediately locks the head in a front sleeper before draping the arm over his neck and shoulders. The CTU leader hooks the leg before forcing his opponent into the air, the strength of Liger is shown as he keeps his opponent up for up to 4 seconds before dropping sharply to the floor.



The head of Kobayashi meets the canvass with force as the Fisherman Buster is completed. The fans groan at the sight as Jushin Liger immediately makes the cover. He hooks the right leg and puts pressure on the shoulders whilst the referee drops to the floor and makes the first count.



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KENTA does well to raise his right shoulder off the canvass stopping the count at two. The fans sigh gaps of relief as Jushin Liger looks up into the air in anger before grunting and making his way to a vertical base. He pulls his opponent with him by the hair before connecting with a right hand to the head. Liger quickly grasps the right arm in reaction before forcing his opponent into the turnbuckle with an Irish whip. KENTA remains in the corner looking dazed whilst his opponent runs towards him with pace. Liger picks up speed with every step taken before rolling forward and forcing the heel of his boot into the head of Kobayashi. The Rolling Koppou Kick is completed to perfection as KENTA drops to his rear in a world of pain. Liger gathers his thoughts whilst making it to a vertical base. He connects with a stomp to the chest before forcing his opponent to his feet. Trapped in the corner KENTA has to endure chop after chop to the chest as the fans watch from behind there hands.




The Knife Edge Chops can be heard throughout the arena as Liger’s savage hands cause the chest of Kobayashi to turn a sick shade of red. Finally Jushin lets his opponent walk free from the corner before taking the chest once again and completing another belly to belly overhead suplex. Liger looks over his struggling opponent with a smile before taking him by the head and connecting with a right forearm to the side of the head. KENTA tries to fight back with a weak right hand which is easily glanced by Jushin who follows up with a toe kick to the gut. Jushin immediately forces his opponent off his feet and puts him in a belly to belly position. Liger walks two steps forward before sharply dropping to his knees and forcing his opponents head into the mat. The Tombstone Piledriver is completed to perfection as Kobayashi finishes up on his back breathing heavily and sweating profusely. Jushin Liger immediately rises to his feet and makes his way to the apron before climbing the turnbuckle all the way to the top ropes. The fans watch with intent as KENTA remains immobile on the floor whilst Liger sums things up in his mind. He makes his mind up and leaps into the air gaining great height whilst looking for the Frog Splash. Jushin comes crashing down with might straight onto the knees of KENTA. A great reversal from the high risk move has the fans on there feet cheering with might whilst KENTA clutches his gut with might whilst groaning in agony.




Kobayashi slowly makes it to his feet and quickly pulls his opponent to his feet before connects with a right hand to the side of the head. KENTA immediately forces his opponent onto his shoulders in a Fire Mans Carry position. The Go 2 Sleep looks imminent until Kobayashi drops to his right and forces his opponents head straight into the ground. The Death Valley Driver or D.V.D in Japan is completed to perfection as the fans remains screaming in excitement. Liger ends up on his back in a heap of pain whilst his opponent slowly makes his way over the chest before hooking the left leg and putting pressure on the shoulders. The official drops to the floor and makes the first count as the fans cross there fingers in hope.





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Jushin Liger spoils the party as he manages to kick out of the cover a fraction of a second away from the three count. KENTA looks up into the air in desperation before gradually making it to a vertical base. Liger slowly follows but isn’t quick enough to dodge the right hand by KENTA. Kobayashi immediately runs back into the ropes and comes back with speed before jumping into the air and completing the Busaiku Knee Kick! The fans remains standing this time certain it was enough as the signature running high knee is completed. Liger drops to his back in a daze as the knee of KENTA rams itself into the side of his head with force. KENTA quickly makes the cover once again this time leaving the legs free and focusing more on the shoulders and chest.




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The arena stands stunned as somehow Jushin Liger manages to once again kick out of his opponents cover. Kobayashi looks at the referee and holds up three fingers in confusion. The official is adamant that the count was two and remains to his original decision. Kobayashi doesn’t complain instead he chooses to attack quickly whilst he has the advantage. He forces his opponent to a vertical base and looks for a right hand to the side of the head. Liger blocks the impending blow and follows up with a right of his own followed by another and then another and another. The blows are fast and furious as KENTA is force backwards towards the ropes. Finally Liger leaps off both feet and connects with a standing dropkick to the chest. The force of the kick forces KENTA over the ropes. He crashes to the apron with might before ending up on the outside mat in a heap. The fans rise to there feet to get a better look of the carnage on the mat whilst Jushin Liger walks through the ropes and onto the apron. Kobayashi slowly rises to his feet causing Jushin to runs over the apron before leaping off and completing a flipping senton. The back of Liger crashes into the face of KENTA as both men fall to the floor.




The fans groan at the sight as they know the move was pulled off well. Liger makes it to his feet with his opponent still on the floor before he pulls him to a vertical base. Jushin grasps the right arm and Irish whips KENTA into the steel railing causing KENTA to crash back first into the unforgiving metal. Liger looks on with a smile from behind his mask as KENTA screams in agony. The CTU leader walks towards his opponent and takes him by the head as the referee reaches the count 9. Jushin pushes his opponent into the ring and follows him soon after. KENTA makes it to his feet as Liger strikes a right hand to the side of the head followed by a toe kick to the gut. Kobayashi crouched forward in reaction to the kick as his head is quickly locked in a standing head scissors. Jushin signals the fans for the finish of the match causing groans of disappointment from the fans. The Liger Bomb looks imminent as Jushin grasps the waist with might and forces his opponent to his shoulders. Liger begins the run as the move looks set to be completed! However KENTA suddenly falls backwards clenching his thighs around the head of Jushin.




The momentum in which Liger runs caused him to flip violently into the turnbuckle as the hurricarana is completed. The back of Jushin crashes into the ring buckles before dropping on his head to the canvass. The sight is sickening as KENTA regains his balance. Jushin remains on the canvass in a heap of pain before KENTA rolls him away from the ropes and hooks the right leg. The screams from the crowd are still going strong as the referee drops to the floor and makes the first count.




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The Sumo Hall is left stunned as somehow Jushin Liger manages to raise his right shoulder off the canvass to the amazement of everyone. KENTA looks at the referee once again before gradually making it to his feet. Jushin is pulled to a vertical base soon after and hit with a chop to the chest followed by a knee to the gut. KENTA grasps the left arm before Irish whipping his opponent into the turnbuckle. The force of the whip sees Ligers head snapping back with force before his opponent pushes him to the top turnbuckle. KENTA follows him but stables himself on the second ropes quickly connecting with a right forearm to the head before making it to the top ropes.



He places both hand on both shoulders of Jushin before jumping into the air and landing both legs on the shoulders. He quickly falls backwards forcing Jushin to flip forward into the air. The CTU Leader is sent crashing back first into the canvass as the Top Rope Frankensteiner is completed to perfection. The fans rise to there feet whilst some stomp there feet with might. KENTA scrambles on the canvass before making the cover. He doesn’t hook a leg instead he focuses on the shoulders and chest. The referee drops to the ground to hopefully make the three count for the thousands of fans in attendance.




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Jushin Liger has the fans cursing under there breath and even out loud as he manages to raise his left shoulder off the canvass. KENTA loses patience and grasps the head following up with right hand after right hand to the forehead. He finally stops the onslaught and rises to his feet pulling his opponent by the hair with him. Liger fights back as soon as he reaches a vertical base immediately connecting with a right hand to the side of the face. KENTA stumbles backwards with the impact of the blow before he is hit with a toe kick to the gut. Kobayashi crouches forward in reaction to the kick as his head is immediately locked in a standing head scissors. Liger doesn’t gloat on this occasion as he immediately grasps the waist and forces his opponent onto his shoulders in a powerbomb position.



Without a second thought and before his opponent can reverse the move again Liger drops to a sit out position and forces his opponent shoulders first into the mat. The Liger Bomb finisher is completed to perfection as the fans fall back to there seats in disappointment. Liger immediately makes the pin as the shoulders are already pinned to the floor however Jushin grasps both legs with might as the referee drops to the floor and makes the first count.






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The Sumo Hall is sent into the raptures as KENTA manages to force his right shoulder off the canvass stopping the count a fraction of a second away from the three count. Liger looks up into the air in anger before pushing the legs of his opponent away and slowly making it to a vertical base. KENTA slowly follows in a daze of pain as he is quickly hit with a knife edge chop to the chest. Jushin looks for a toe kick soon after but KENTA manages to catch the incoming foot and push it to the left. Standing on one leg Jushin is turned in a full circle straight into a toe kick into the mid section.



KENTA immediately forces his opponent onto his shoulders in a Fire Man’s carry position as the fans stand with full focus on the ring. KENTA takes a moment to adjust before pushing his opponent off his shoulders before dropping backwards. Liger falls to the ground but not before the boot of Kobayashi is forced into his head. The Sumo Hall is filled with cheers and screams of surprise and enjoyment as the Go 2 Sleep finisher comes out of nowhere. Liger rolls to his back in a huge amount of pain before his right leg is hooked and his shoulders are pinned firmly to the floor.





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The Sumo Hall has its biggest pop of the night as the third and final count of the night is made. KENTA immediately rises to his feet as the referee hold his hand as the winner of the match. The Jr Heavyweight Title is quickly given to him as he holds the shining gold up into the air for everyone to see. The fans chant KENTA’s name aloud whilst he celebrates his victory as the first ever Jr Heavyweight Champion in JLA.








Winner – KENTA – New JLA Jr Heavyweight Champion









Styles- Jushin Liger is defeated for the Jr Heavyweight Title! Without the help of the CTU he has been defeated by KENTA!!!



Jerry Lawler – I can’t believe this Styles. Liger should have won the match easily… I’m sure this is only a flaw! Don’t worry Liger will win that Jr Heavyweight Title soon enough!



Styles – What the hell are you talking about King! KENTA deserves that title more that Jushin Liger any day!



Jerry Lawler- I could sit here and argue with you Styles but I won’t! You see I have a job to do and that is to commentate the G1 Climax Tournament final….. Which is next!!!








Kenta Kobashi vs. Chris Benoit – G1 Climax Final









The arena sits back and gets ready to watch history prevail as Kenta Kobashi and Chris Benoit are checked by the referee. Both men look ready and willing for thi final match as they see the JLA Title resting on the commentators table by the ring. Kobashi stretches his arms and triceps whilst Benoit shakes off his legs. The fans become anxious as they wait for the contest to begin along with the two wrestlers. The official finds both Benoit and Kenta clean and recites the rules of the match. Both men nod showing there understanding before the bell is finally rung. The fans cheer at the sounds which echoes through the Sumo Hall before they drop back to there seats and get ready for the match to begin. Kobashi and Benoit begin to circle the ring keeping there eyes locked on each other. They keep calm making sure they get the best start of the match. They know one slip up could cost them the entire match whilst Chris runs towards his opponent with pace.


Benoit drops to the floor and grasps the right boot of his opponent before swiping it to the floor causing Kobashi to drop face first into the canvass. Benoit immediately takes control as he remains holding the leg whilst putting pressure on the Achilles. The Achilles Tendon Hold is held well as Kobashi feels the pain immediately. The referee drops to his knees to see if he can continue which he can. Benoit keeps the submission in place as he looks to keep his opponent immobile whilst focussing on the right leg of Kenta. The fans watch with intent as Benoit releases the leg before diving to the head of his lay down opponent. The Rabid Wolverine immediately locks the head of his opponent in a sleeper hold. His tactics are simple yet affective as he looks to wear down his opponent in the opening quarter of this epic bout. Kobashi has different plans as he pushes his knee up before raising to one leg he is soon followed by the other but the submission remain in place. Benoit reacts well and drops to his knees forcing his opponent to flip forward onto his rear as the Head Lock Sleeper Submission remains in place. The Sumo Hall is filled with tension as Benoit releases the head of his opponent from the constraints of the submission.



The Rabid Wolverine doesn’t waste a second as he connects with a straight stiff kick to the back. The force of the boot crashing with the back has Kenta cringing in pain before he slowly rolls to his feet. Benoit easily has the advantage and looks to build upon this as he looks for the right hand to the side of the head. Kenta reacts well and blocks the impending blow and immediately comes back with a chop to the chest. The force of the chop is hard as Benoit stumbles backwards with pain filling though his upper body. Kobashi follows up with another chop to the chest before grasping the right arm of his opponent before Irish whipping his opponent into the opposing ropes. Benoit runs off the sienna cord with pace whilst his opponent stretches his right leg out to full. The boot of Kenta crashes into the face of Benoit causing him to drop to his back. The pace in which Benoit runs into the Big Boot creates more force into the kick which has him jerking up and down whilst holding his nose for dear life. Kobashi takes a moment to recoup before pulling his opponent by the head to a vertical base. Kent immediately connects with a right forearm to the side of the head followed by another slicing chop to the chest. The fans watch as Kobashi takes his opponent from the shoulder before completing a scoop slam. The back of Benoit meets the canvass with force as Kobashi drops his knee into the forehead of his opponent.



Kobashi doesn’t use his submission repertoire instead opting for the power moves. Benoit gradually makes it to his feet until he is hit with a knee to the gut. In reaction to the blow he drops to one knee before being brought back up vertically. Kobashi connects with a toe kick to the gut followed by a standing head scissors. The Japanese Legend takes a moment to wipe the sweat from his face before grasping the waist with both arms. Kobashi composes himself before forcing his opponent off his feet and onto his shoulders in a powerbomb position. Benoit knows he’s in trouble and doesn’t want to see his fate ending up with his shoulders and back crashing into the canvass. He fights back with might completing shot anfter shot to the skull of his opponent. The blows are filled with might as Benoit fights with everything he’s got. Kobashi begins to stumble back and forth as the fans in the Sumo Hall wonder if Benoit has achieved his goal. However Kenta stables himself well on two feet before dropping down to his knees. Benoit is sent back first into the canvass the Powerbomb is completed. With Kenta dropping to his knees it creates more force into the move and more pain for the Canadian star. Kobashi hooks the right leg of his opponent whilst putting pressure on the chest. The fans watch with intent as the official drops to his knees and makes the first count.



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The Rabid Wolverine manages to raise his right shoulder off the canvass stopping the count dead on two. Kobashi doesn’t waste a second as he takes his opponents head and props him up to his read before locking in the Head Lock Sleeper. Kobashi doesn’t keep this move in for long as he reverts back to the original sleeper submission. This however isn’t what it seems! Kobashi forces his opponent onto his feet whilst keeping the submission in tact. The thousands of fans in the Sumo Hall immediately sense what is on the horizon for Benoit but so does the ex WWE star. The Sleeper Suplex looks imminent until Benoit connects with a mule kick to the gut. The force of Benoit’s boot crashing into Kobashi’s gut has the Japanese legend releasing the submission and crouching forward in reaction. Benoit immediately turns towards his opponent and locks the head in a front sleeper before draping the arm over his neck.



Without a second thought The Rabid Wolverine snaps back with his opponents tights firmly stuck in his right hand. Kobashi can’t do anything but flip forward with pace before crashing to his back with might. The Snap Suplex is completed as Kenta arches his back in pin. The arena watches as Benoit makes it to his feet slowly followed by his wounded opponent. The Rabid Wolverine immediately connects with a right hand to the side of the head before locking the waist of his opponent ad placing his head below the right arm of Kobashi. Kent tries to fight back with elbows to the back before Benoit remains composed and pushes up forcing his opponent off his feet whilst flipping forward with pace. Benoit releases his opponent half way sending Kobashi flying though the air before landing on his back with might. The Northern Lights Suplex release is completed to perfection as the fans applaud the move once completed. Kobashi rolls to his feet in reaction to the move knowing if he remains on his back he will be vulnerable to his opponent. Benoit however remains in control of the contest as he connects with an quick right hand to the side of the head before trying for the toe kick to the gut.



Kobashi reacts well and catches the foot stopping Benoit from completing the kick. However Kenta doesn’t use his experience for the best as he remains holding the foot. The Rabid Wolverine reacts superbly as he jumps off his remaining foot and rams it into the face of Kobashi. The inzigure kick to the face has Kenta stumbling back and forth before finally landing on the mat face first. The fans in the Sumo Hall don’t know how to react as there heart goes out to both men in the ring. However they do react as Benoit slowly makes his way to the apron through the middle ropes before slowly climbing all the way to the top ropes. He immediately loses balance as his right foot slips on the canvass causing him precious time. He finally stands tall on the ropes but his opponent has already made is to a vertical base. Kobashi reacts first by charging towards his opponent and taking his legs. Benoit crashes into the top buckle with might causing him to gaps for breath. This gives Kenta time as he wipes the sweat away from his brow. The Sumo Hall is filled with a few cheers for both men whilst Kobashi makes his way to the second ropes. Kenta connects with a right hand to the side of the head knocking his opponent off guard before Kenta locks the head in a front sleeper before draping the arm of his opponent over his neck.


Kobashi makes his way to the top ropes with the head still locked in the front face lock and the arm still draped. The capacity crowd watch with interest as Kobashi forces his opponent off the buckle and into the air. Kobashi shows his strength as he forces Benoit right into the air in a vertical position before driving the Rabid Wolverine’s head straight into the canvass. The arena is filled with cheers and chants of Kobashi’s name as he completes the amazing Avalanche Brainbuster. The head of Benoit took the brunt of the pain as consciousness is hard to find. Kobashi takes a moment to recoup whilst the cheers from the mammoth fans remain loud. The referee checks Benoit to see if he can continue before Kobashi makes the cover. The Japanese Legend immediately hooks the left leg before putting pressure on the chest and shoulders. The Sumo Hall remains quite as the first count is made, some fans cross there fingers in hope for Benoit to kick out as others want to see the three count being made.


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The Sumo Hall rise to there feet as other remain on there seats in disappointment. Benoit manages to raise his right shoulder off the canvass just before the third count is made. Kobashi looks up into the air in desperation before gradually making it to his feet. Benoit remains on his back breathing heavily and sweating profusely as he tried to find the strength to make it to his feet. Kobashi helps him as he pulls his opponent by the head to a vertical base before completing a right forearm to the side of the head followed by a stiff chop. The sound of Kobashi’s right hand slicing across the chest of the Rabid Wolverine is heard throughout the Sumo Hall as Benoit stumbles backwards in reaction to the blow. Kobashi takes a moment before connecting with toe kick to the guy.



The force of Kobashi’s boot crashing into Benoit’s mid section causes the ex WWE star to crouch forward in reaction. Kenta immediately locks the head of his opponent in a standing head scissors before grasping the waist with both arms. The Powerbomb looks likely to be hit again until The Rabid Wolverine tries to push up on his opponent. The feet of Kobashi leave the canvass for a split second before crashing back down to the ground. Kenta knows he’s lucky to keep away from the reversal as he immediately forces his opponent off his feet and onto his shoulders. However Kobashi doesn’t complete his usual Jack Knife Powerbomb or drop immediately to his knees. Instead he runs towards the turnbuckle before throwing his opponent into the corner. The back and head of Benoit snap against the buckles as the Turnbuckle Powerbomb is completed to perfection. The fans rise to there feet in applause at the completion of the move as Benoit crumbles to his rear with both arms on either side of the ropes. Kobashi takes a moment to catch up on his breath before running towards his seated opponent with speed.



Kobashi rams his knee into the head of his opponent! Benoit’s head and neck snap back with the force of the kick as the fans cringe at the sight. Kobashi pushes his opponent up to the top ropes of the turnbuckle as Kobashi follows him but rests on the second. He connects with a right hand to the side of the head softening his opponent up in the process before making his way to the top ropes. Benoit however fights back with rights and lefts to the gut before pushing his opponent back to the canvass. Kobashi flies though the air before crashing back first into the canvass with might and remaining there for the process. Benoit stables himself on the platform in which he has to perform before sizing his opponent up. After one deep breath the Rabid Wolverine leaps into the air gaining great height with both arms to each side. The Diving Headbut looks likely to be completed and is as the head of Benoit crashes into the collar bone of his opponent.


The fans in the Sumo Hall rise to there feet in reaction to the high risk manoeuvre as Benoit jerks up and down holding his own head in pain. The ex WCW star shakes if off quickly and makes the cover. He doesn’t hook the legs instead he uses his strength to put pressure on the shoulders as the official reacts well and drops to the floor before making the first count.


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Once again the Diving Headbut doesn’t get it done in the G1 Climax just falling short a split second. Benoit holds his head once again before gradually making it to a vertical base. Kobashi slowly follows looking in severe pain all the while as his opponent the Rabid Wolverine tries for a right hand. He connect with the cheek bone knocking Kobashi off guard as Benoit follows up by connecting with a toe kick to the mid section. Kenta crouches down in reaction to the kick as his opponent Benoit locks the head in a front face lock. However this time he doesn’t drape the arm instead he drops sharply backwards forcing his opponents head into the canvass with might. The DDT is completed as Kobashi lands on both knees however this doesn’t soften the blow as his head take the brunt of the pain. The fans wonder who is on top of the match all together as both men look equal during the bout.



Benoit wipes the sweat from his forehead before making it to his feet. He doesn’t make the cover instead he connects with a straight stiff stomp to the shoulder blade before pulling his opponent to a vertical base. The Rabid Wolverine connects with a toe kick to the gut before locking the head of his opponent in standing sleeper. Kenta doesn’t react as he doesn’t have the strength too. Instead he stands motionless as his waist is grasped by his opponent. Benoit forces his opponent up vertically before dropping sharply to the floor whilst ramming his opponent head straight into the mat. The fans watch in horror as the Spike Piledriver is completed. Benoit takes a moment to compose himself before he crawls towards his lying opponent and makes the cover. Once again he doesn’t hook the legs opting to focus on the shoulders and chest.



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Another close call is made but still Benoit doesn’t get the three count. The fans wonder how this match will finish as Kobashi remains immobile since his right shoulder left the canvass. The Rabid Wolverine wipes the sweat from his brow and throws it to the mat before gradually making it to a vertical base. Kobashi remains immobile once again until his head is taken and pulled to his feet. Benoit looks tired and beaten as his he connects with a half hearted punch to the chest. Kobashi comes back with a toe kick to the gut before locking the head of his opponent in a front face lock. Kobashi quickly drapes the arm of his opponent over his neck before grasping the tights with might.




Kenta takes one last breath before forcing his opponent to a vertical stance. Kenta shows his strength as his muscles bulge with the immense pressure in which he has to hold. Finally Kobashi turns his opponent so he is facing toward him before slamming his on his lower neck and shoulders. The capacity crowd in the Sumo Hall go crazy as the Orange Crush is completed. Benoit remains on his back in a world of pain as Kobashi hooks the left leg and places his chest on the chest of his opponent. The referee drops to his knees before making the first count all the while the fans either wait for the three count to be made or for the Rabid Wolverine to kick out.


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The Sumo Hall is left stunned as Chris Benoit manages to raise his right shoulder off the canvass stopping the count at two. Kobashi looks up into the air in desperation before wiping the sweat from his forehead. Benoit remains still until he turns to his side and slowly makes it to his feet. Kobashi strikes first as both men remain vertical connecting with a chop to the chest followed by another and then another and then another. The chops are fast and furious as Benoit’s chest takes a mammoth beating on his chest. Finally Kobashi stops the onslaught as he connects with a toe kick to the gut causing Benoit to crouch forward in reaction to the blow. Kobashi takes a moment before locking the head in a front face lock and draping the arm yet again over his neck. The fans wonder is this in another Orange Crush on the horizon until Kobashi turns his opponent in mid air causing him to fall straight into the shoulder of his opponent. The Black Crush is completed again in the Sumo Hall as the fans stand stunned in the crowd. Kobashi takes a moment to recoup before making the cover. He doesn’t have the strength to hook a leg instead he just lies on his opponent in hope that it will be enough.




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The G1 Climax is finally finished as the three count is finally made. The Sumo Hall is sent into the raptures as Kenta Kobashi completes the world wide tournament. Benoit remains on the floor before rolling out of the ring in a heap of pain. Kobashi’s hand is raised as the winner as the JLA Title is given to him by the referee.








Winner – Kenta Kobashi – Via Pinfall









JLA G1 Climax ends with Kenta Kobashi holding up the JLA Title as the fans chant his name aloud.
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Too...amazed...to review now. Will....review....tomorrow...hehe
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Looks to be a very good ppv, but ill get a proper review to you at some point
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Thanks guys looking forward to it. I'll try and get LiveWire up by the end of the week, with exams on at the moment it's hard to find time but I will manage to post the preview in the next couple of days.
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