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Wrestling Dontaku 2015 -May 3rd, 2015
Hello guys, this is my first ever thread in the BTB section! I've been reading several of the diaries here and I've been really wanting to start my own.
For my first I chose one of my favorite companies today...New Japan Pro-Wrestling. A hugely talented roster and I hope I can do them justice here in my BTB thread!
I most likely will not post a 'full show' until after WrestleMania, but I assure you I WILL stay with this and I hope you do too!
Edit: I also want to mention that I'm not completely sure yet that I'll do cross promotion shows like NJPW does in real life. If I feel like I can handle it and do a decent enough job, I'll consider doing cross promotion. For now, I'll just stick with New Japan.
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The New Japan Pro Wrestling roster is preparing for the upcoming WRESTLING DONTAKU event! The first event on the road to WRESTLING DONTAKU has been confirmed and will take place on Friday, April 17th at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo!
It's nice to see somebody else joining the BTB Community here, so welcome. A company like NJPW will have it's own challenges in booking but I'm sure you're gonna do it justice. Good luck and I'll make sure to read.
Here is the first show and in recap (pog) form! As I said, all shows leading up to the bigger events will be in a recap format while the big shows will be written in full.
Also, if anyone could be so kind as to help me out and provide graphics, match cards, etc. it would be much appreciated.
Road to WRESTLING DONTAKU 2015
We are on the road to Wrestling Dontaku 2015, and it is sure to be an interesting one as we begin our journey at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo!
2015/17/04 (Fri) Tokyo/ Korakuen Hall | Crowd: 5200
Yohei Komatsu & Sho Tanaka vs. Nick Jackson & Matt Jackson (The Young Bucks)
It’s time for the first match of the evening and it will see Yohei Komatsu and newcomer to NJPW Sho Tanaka taking on the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks. After all of the competitors finish making their entrances, the match can now begin as Sho Tanaka and Nick Jackson enter their designated corners of the ring. Tanaka and Nick start off in a lock-up, but Nick quickly powers out and punches Tanaka in the face. Tanaka shakes off the punch as Nick grabs him by the head and lands a successful series of more punches. Tanaka is dazed and Nick throws a stiff elbow to the face. Tanaka falls to the canvas and Nick stays on the attack as he grabs hold of Tanaka and drags him toward the corner of The Young Bucks. Nick tags in his partner Matt and they perform a devastating double gut-buster sending Tanaka to the mat in pain. Nick exits and Matt takes full advantage of his turn in the ring and continuously kicks Tanaka in his stomach. Matt picks up Tanaka and Irish whips him into the opposite side of the ring, setting up for a back body drop when Tanaka leap frogs over him, causing Matt to miss. Tanaka returns, but is taken down by a thunderous super kick from Matt. As Tanaka is down, Matt runs the ropes and performs a moonsault onto Tanaka and goes for the first cover in the match. It goes to a two count and Matt frustratingly walks over to his partner and tags him in. Nick is now back in the match and proceeds to go toward Tanaka and picks him up from the mat. As Nick has Tanaka in position, Tanaka shows signs of life and begins punching Nick in the mid-section. Tanaka now has control and knocks down Nick with a standing clothesline. Seeing his team has the advantage, he tags in Komatsu and they perform a double team of their own with a double dropkick. Tanaka exits and Komatsu puts Nick in a rest hold. After a short time, Komatsu releases the hold and slams Nick’s head right onto the hard canvas. Komatsu goes for a quick pin and Nick kicks out. Komatsu goes back on the attack and kicks Nick's left shoulder a few times, then picks him up and puts him in a front facelock position. As Komatsu lifts Nick high in the air, Nick counters the move by doing a back flip mid way, causing Komatsu to stumble forward. Nick moves into position and as Komatsu turns around Nick plants him with a super kick. Nick ascends the top turnbuckle and dives onto Komatsu with a 450° splash and Nick picks up the win for his team.
The Young Bucks
Tomoaki Honma vs. Cody Hall
Our second match of the evening will see Tomoaki Honma take on the son of the legendary Scott Hall and Bullet Club member Cody Hall. The match begins with Hall hurling toward Honma with a huge tackle, thrusting him down onto the mat with force. Hall doesn’t let up from there as he picks Honma up off the mat like a vulture feeding off scraps from it’s prey and pulls him inward for a big clothesline. Hall then takes a moment to play to the crowd and taunts them. After he’s finished gloating, Hall once again picks up Honma and again takes him down with another clothesline. With Hall in definite control of the match, a surprise appearance by fellow Bullet Club members Karl Anderson and Bad Luck Fale takes the match in an interesting direction. Anderson and Fale stand at the end of the ramp, staring approvingly at their new prospect dominating in impressive fashion. Hall drops an elbow on Honma, showing off the fact he is in such control of the veteran. Hall grabs hold of Honma and locks him into an abdominal stretch which causes Honma to submit. Hall stands in the ring celebrating his victory as Anderson and Fale join him. Anderson asks for a microphone which he receives.
Alex Shelley & KUSHIDA (Time Splitters) vs. Baretta & Rocky Romero (Roppongi Vice)
This third contest will be another tag team match featuring the Time Splitters versus new team Roppongi Vice. The match starts with KUSHIDA and Baretta squaring off and the two men enter a chain sequence, with neither one getting the upper hand. Baretta kicks KUSHIDA in the gut and then gives him a side kick to the head, knocking him down. Baretta covers him, trying to wear him down and KUSHIDA kicks out at one. Both men are now standing, neither taking a shot when suddenly Baretta runs at KUSHIDA but misses and takes a kick to the face. KUSHIDA runs to the ropes and goes for a diving senton but Baretta rolls out of the way. Baretta grabs KUSHIDA and throws a couple of elbows and then tries for a spinning back kick but is countered with a dropkick from KUSHIDA. KUSHIDA goes to tag in Shelley and they perform a double dropkick. Shelley picks up Baretta and punches him a few times and takes him down with a loud knife edge chop. Shelley runs the ropes and hits Baretta with a dropkick to the face. Shelley goes for the cover and Baretta kicks out at two. Shelley again runs the ropes but Baretta drops to the mat, causing Shelley to keep running. Baretta hits a body slam on a ‘returning’ Shelley and both men are down. Baretta makes it to his feet first and grabs onto Shelley’s legs to keep him from making a tag. Barreta locks in a Boston crab and wrenches Shelley’s back, causing Shelley to yell out in agony. Baretta keeps the hold locked in and tags in Romero who stomps on the back of Shelley’s head. Barreta lets up on the hold and exits while Romero goes after the fallen Shelley. Romero picks up Shelley and punches him once before setting him up and hitting a snap suplex, aggravating Shelley’s already injured back. Romero lands a stomp on Shelley’s back and rolls him over for a pin. Shelley kicks out at two and Romero locks him in a rest hold. Shelley tries to power out in which he is successful and lands a few punches on Romero. Shelley sells the effects of the damage to his back and then kicks Romero in the left knee, which knocks him down onto the mat. Shelley seeing an opportunity tags in KUSHIDA and Shelley exits to rest. KUSHIDA being well rested runs at Romero and hits a discus elbow smash. KUSHIDA climbs onto the top turnbuckle and knocks Romero down with a diving cross body and pin combination and Romero kicks out at two. Both men are on their feet and KUSHIDA runs at Romero who gets tagged by Baretta. Romero dodges out of the way and KUSHIDA is hit with a elbow to the face by Baretta. Romero and Baretta set up KUSHIDA for their finishing move…the Strong Zero, which is a cradle back-to-belly piledriver and diving double foot stomp combination. Baretta pins KUSHIDA for the victory.
We’re closer to the end as it’s time for the fourth match of the night to begin. Another tag battle that will see Hiroshi Tanahashi and Hirooki Goto face off against CHAOS stablemates Toro Yano and IWGP Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. The match starts with Tanahashi and Yano. We’re closer to the end as it’s time for the fourth match of the night to begin. Another tag battle that will see Hiroshi Tanahashi and Hirooki Goto face off against CHAOS stablemates Toru Yano and IWGP Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. The match starts with Tanahashi and Yano, who enter into a lock up. Tanahashi gains the advantage when he does a ‘go behind’ and both men continue the struggle. Yano escapes Tanahashi’s grasp and they enter a stalemate. After a quick feeling out period, both men once again enter a lock up. This time, Yano is control as he puts Tanahashi in a headlock. Yano takes Tanahashi down onto the canvas and keeps him firmly in the headlock, not letting up. Yano releases his grip and kicks Tanahashi times before jumping up in the air and smashes Tanahashi in the face with his knee. Yano proceeds to tag Nakamura into the match and they double team Tanahashi with a sweep kick combination. Nakamura picks up Tanahashi and Irish whips him into one of the corner posts. Nakamura runs at Tanahashi who moves out of the way, causing Nakamura to hit the top turnbuckle chest first. Tanahashi hits Nakamura with a roundhouse kick to the head sending him collapsing to the mat. Tanahashi gets up on to the top turnbuckle, preparing to land his signature High Fly Flow attack but Nakamura moves out of the way and Tanahashi misses. Nakamura gets to his feet and runs at Tanahashi and takes him out with a lariat. Nakamura goes for a cover and Tanahashi kicks out at two. Nakamura grabs Tanahashi and puts him in a front sleeper hold, hoping to end the match. After a bit, Tanahshi comes to and breaks out of the hold and lands a few punches on Nakamura, who quickly recovers and gives Tanahashi a hard chop right to the chest. Both men enter a striking battle, neither one giving an inch to the other. Tanahashi wins out when he knocks down Nakamura with an enzuigiri after Nakamura misses a punch attempt. Tanahashi once again goes to the top rope and misses landing the High Fly Flow again. Nakamura dives over to his corner and tags in Yano who runs toward Tanahashi and takes him down with a Kuro Kirishima (modified schoolboy) and Tanahashi kicks out at two. Tanahashi hits Yano a dragon screw and kicks him a few times in his left leg. Tanahashi hits Yano with a bridging German suplex but doesn’t go for a pin. Tanahashi runs to the opposite corner of the ring and then runs toward Yano, hitting him with a shining wizard and pins him for a three count.
Hiroshi Tanahashi & Hirooki Goto
YOSHI-HASHI vs. A.J. Styles
Finally, we conclude tonight's show with the main event of the evening. YOSHI-HASHI will face IWGP Heavyweight Champion A.J. Styles. The match begins with a lock-up and Styles puts YOSHI-HASHI in a standing headlock. YOSHI-HASHI escapes the headlock and kicks Styles in his left leg. They enter back into the lock-up and YOSHI-HASHI wrenches Styles' arm a few times and then kicks him again in his left leg, this time taking Styles off his feet. YOSHI-HASHI tries to wear down Styles by going for a cross armbreaker, but Styles manages to escape. Both men are on their feet and YOSHI-HASHI goes for another kick but is stopped by Styles who grabs his leg and smashes him in the face with an elbow. Styles jumps in the air and hits YOSHI-HASHI with a knee to the face and then proceeds to lock him in a rest hold. YOSHI-HASHI manages the strength to power out but Styles hits him with an elbow. Styles Irish whips YOSHI-HASHI into the ropes and misses on the rebound when YOSHI-HASHI leapfrogs over him and then hits Styles with a kick to the head. YOSHI-HASHI stomps Styles' arm he tried to damage with the armbreaker earlier in the match and then lands a standing moonsault. YOSHI-HASHI covers Styles who kicks out at two. Both men are up and exchange punches and then kicks for a bit, when Styles does his signature strike combination of two punches and a kick, followed by a spinning backfist and lariat, then Styles covers him and he kicks out at two. Styles goes to the top turnbuckle but gets back onto the mat when YOSHI-HASHI gets to his feet and Styles puts him in the Starmaker. Styles picks him up and tries to do it again but is countered when YOSHI-HASHI escapes and then performs an underhook suplex. Styles tries sitting up when YOSHI-HASHI runs at him at him and lands a knee to his face. YOSHI-HASHI covers Styles but he kicks out. YOSHI-HASHI picks up Styles and Styles knees him in the gut and then knocks him down with a spinning kick. Styles lifts up YOSHI-HASHI and gets hit with a few punches but stops the attack with another knee to YOSHI-HASHI's gut. Styles then takes out YOSHI-HASHI with the Bloody Sunday and covers him, but he kicks out at two. Styles then locks in the Calf Killer and causes YOSHI-HASHI to submit.
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