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NJPW: Nov 30th Results, Card For Dec 3rd

The wall that is the third generation today held up strong against the new generation, both Tanahashi and Nakamura losing in tags. More card changes due to Machine’s ongoing absence, but that meant a treat for fans, who got a big tag main event that is also set for 12/6. Chono & Tenzan remain unstoppable, fending off all kinds of challengers in non-title matches. More details to follow.

NJPW, 11/30/05
Tatebayashi Citizen Gymnasium
1,200 Fans
– Super No Vacancy

1. Hirooki Goto beat Naofumi Yamamoto (8:10) with a cross armbreaker.
2. Blue Wolf beat Katsushi Takemura (5:24) with a lariat.
3. Toru Yano beat Hiro Saito (6:16) with an inside cradle.
4. Osamu Nishimura beat Hiroshi Nagao (7:50) with a figure-four leglock.
5. Koji Kanemoto & Masayuki Naruse beat Minoru & Akiya Anzawa (12:01) when Naruse used a kneel kick on Anzawa.
6. Jushin Thunder Liger & El Samurai beat Tiger Mask & Ryusuke Taguchi (12:06) when Samurai used a chickenwing armlock on Taguchi.
7. Manabu Nakanishi & Takashi Iizuka beat Yutaka Yoshie & Hiroshi Tanahashi (16:05) when Nakanishi used the Hercules Cutter on Tanahashi.
8. Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan beat Yuji Nagata & Shinsuke Nakamura (20:30) when Tenzan used the TTD on Nakamura.

Riki Choshu returns to action in Kyoto after another break in the tour (after this one its almost one show per day up to the tour climax), facing off against the anti-Choshu army. Whether Machine makes this match or we get another card change remains to be seen. The foreigners also join up, Morgan & Jindrak returning to the heavyweight ranks, while the returning Sangre Azteca and first timer Safari from CMLL bolster the already stacked junior division. Jado & Gedo are supposed to return on this show too, so the roster should be strengthened a fair bit.

NJPW, 12/3/05 (Samurai! TV)
Kyoto City Gymnasium

1. Jushin Thunder Liger & Minoru vs. Koji Kanemoto & Tiger Mask
2. Manabu Nakanishi & Ryushi Yanagisawa vs. Matt Morgan & Mark Jindrak
3. Tatsumi Fujinami & Osamu Nishimura vs. Yutaka Yoshie & Hiroshi Tanahashi
4. Riki Choshu, Yuji Nagata & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Masahiro Chono, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Black Strong Machine