New Japan 5/2 Results

5/2 – Korakuen Hall drawing 2,005 fans (WPW)
1. Don Arakawa beat Mitsuhide Hirasawa in 6:41with a backslide.
2. Wataru Inoue & Koji Kanemoto defeated Tetsuya Naito & Tiger Mask IV in 14:42 when Inoue used the Triangle Lancer on Naito. TM IV complained after the match about the amount of title defenses the NWA has booked for him in the United States starting this weekend and that he thinks that they want the belt off of him.
3. Jushin Thunder Liger/Prince Devitt/Minoru Tanaka beat El Samurai/Ryusuke Taguchi/Yujiro Takahashi in 14:02 when Devitt used the Devitt Destroyer on Taguchi.
4. Black Strong Machine/Giant Bernard/Travis Tomko defeated Tomoaki Honma/Tomohiro Ishii/Togi Makabe in 10:59 when Tomko pinned Honma after the Magic Killer.
5. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Toru Yano beat Riki Choshu & Takashi Uwano in 8:57 when Tenzan used the Tenzan Tombstone Driver on Uwano.
6. Takashi Iizuka & Manabu Nakanishi defeated Masahiro Chono & Shinsuke Nakamura in 13:20 when Iizuka used a cross kneelock on Chono.
7. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Titles: Dick Togo & TAKA Michinoku beat Gedo & Jado in 19:57 when Togo used a diving senton to win the titles. TAKA said after the match that they will defend their titles against any team in New Japan and that they plan on defending the titles around Japan. This match was highly praised and called an MOTYC.
8. IWGP Heavyweight Title: Yuji Nagata defeated Shiro Koshinaka in 14:11 with a backdrop suplex hold to retain his title. Togi Makabe & Shinsuke Nakamura appealed to have the next shot at Nagata after the match and during all of this Iizuka & Bernard brawled some more before Nakanishi broke everyone up. Nagata asked the fans who they wanted to challenge for the title next and the popular names were Jun Akiyama/Kensuke Sasaki/Minoru Suzuki. This match had tremendous crowd heat and some people were saying it may have been one of the most heated matches ever in the building.

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