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New Japan held its big show, the Crush II earlier today in Osaka with an important match at the top of the card, Fujita v Tanahashi for the vacate NJPW title, the new Dragon v the man who caused the previous champs decline Fujta...

Also the NJPW Jr tag titles where on the line as the American champs AmDragon and Curry Man faced off against the team who they dethroned, Jado and Gedo and Shinsuke Nakamura returned sooner as planned against Nakanishi and the Black Charisma team of Chono, Murakami and Shitaba acing Nagata, Makabe and AJPW's Kendo KaShin.

 

NJPW "THE CRUSH II", 6/5/04 (WPW/NJ+IWTV Internet)

Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium

6,300 Fans - Super No Vacancy

 

1. Ultimo Dragon & Katsuhiko Nakajima beat Wataru Inoue & Garuda (9:03) when Ultimo used an Asai DDT on Garuda.

2. Koji Kanemoto, El Samurai & Rocky Romero beat Heat, Masahito Kakihara & Masayuki Naruse (15:09) when Kanemoto used an ankle hold on Kakihara.

3. Yutaka Yoshie beat Toru Yano (5:23) by DQ.

4. Kensuke Sasaki & Jushin Thunder Liger beat Minoru Suzuki & Tiger Mask (13:43) when Liger used a horizontal cradle on Suzuki.

5. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Title: Jado & Gedo beat American Dragon & Curry Man © (19:30) by TKO (Jado beat Curry) to become the 13th champions.

6. Genichiro Tenryu & Tadao Yasuda beat Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Osamu Nishimura (11:10) when Yasuda used a backslide on Nishimura.

7. Shinsuke Nakamura Return Match: Shinsuke Nakamura beat Manabu Nakanishi (3:32) with a standing cross armbreaker.

8. Yuji Nagata, Kendo Kashin & Shinya Makabe beat Masahiro Chono, Kazunari Murakami & Katsuyori Shibata (11:39) when Nagata used a la magistral on Chono.

9. IWGP Heavyweight Title: Kazuyuki Fujita beat Hiroshi Tanahashi (11:45) by KO to become the 38th champion (decision match).

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You would think with NJPW's past experience in the last 3 years of sending their promotions champion into unworked MMA fights they would of learned how much of a stupid risk it is, what are the chances after K-1 Romanex II their in exactly the same position.
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They are too obsessed with the worked shoot style! They need to show the world the grace and power of strong style and stop placing the belt on people like Fujita, Sapp, Yasuda and Nakamura because of what they did in a MMA enviroment...

 

Placing the gold on Nagata and Tenzan was a good step... having Takayama and Chono fued over it wasn't and Sapp, Sasaki and now Fujita's will do bad things to the prestige of the title, Fujita is usually so boring!

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Because the Jap's for some reason always go for the huge gajian monster... Brody, Hansen, Gordy, Williams, Vader, Norton and Sapp.... All big men who power fight and brawl, some were better then others but they all got over huge because the japanese don't really have anyone like them...

 

Only Baba, Taue and Takayama came close to them in size... So they got over.

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Well when he was there he fought Nagata and Kanemoto for the Heavy (Nagata) and Junoir (Koji) straps....

 

I'd say Bartnett was the most legit guy at shoot style there and is a fantastic shooter. Sapp is a joke in my eyes and Fujita is solid but it depends on how he's fighting...

 

But its because Inoki calls the shots that shoot style prevails in NJPW... Kobashi and Akiyama are at the top of NOAH for their talent... same with Kawada in All Japan.

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Well Bob Sapp got his ass kicked again at a B-Level K1 kickboxing show last night in Japan, its also the end of his current K1 contract and his MMA carrer is over for now atleast, apparntly he wants to pursue his acting carrer in the US, so no more Bob Sapp.
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Ha... Sapp the biggest media creation and phoney in Japanese shoot and wrestling history has finally been exposed truely for all he is....

 

Hopefully without him around the MMA scene will cool off and people with actually realise that wrestling is better.... at least I hope Inoki will....

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Nagata never recovered from the humiliating 30 second loss to CroCop in PRIDE.

 

Hopefully without him around the MMA scene will cool off and people with actually realise that wrestling is better.... at least I hope Inoki will....

 

I don't think the MMA scence will cool off, theres dozens of guys who are better draws and better fighters than Bob Sapp in Japan these days, well atleast K1 is terrible but everything PRIDE has done lately not involving Giant Silva has been great.

 

The MMA world and Pro Wrestling world have always been linked but Inoki needs to take a step back or else just turn his company into UWFi. No more untrained MMA guys working one night per tour for massive amounts of money and especially no more title reigns.

 

An MMA star against a Pro Wrestling star should actually mean something instead its been beaten to death to the point were MMA guys are exposed as being untrained and Pro Wrestling guys like Tenzan turn into jokes.

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All too true... I mean the company is pinning its hopes on the new 3 muskateers, Shitaba, Nakamura and Tanahashi.... Now I'd like to see these guys actually never work a MMA fight again and work tradional Japanese wrestling matches.... Tanahashi will do this but Nakamura will one day go back and fight the Red Dragon again and Shitaba will probably have a re-match agains Mushi and fight more MMA fighters...

 

Inoki needs to be pushed out by the company but his Yakuza connections help fund NJPW so he will always have a say.

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See thats how I feel... it was because Fujita tore his Achilles tendon as you most likely know that Nagata was pushed into the Cro Crop fight... Since then he was humilated mainly at himself and wants to get in the ring again till he wins a MMA fight... Its Nagata who won't let the issue lie...

 

Plus other pro wrestlers know that as Fujita and Yasuada too very average pro wrestlers got monster pushes because they won MMA fights.... Naruse won one and got a strong push and Takayama's and Shitaba's and Nakamura's exploits also have put them up there.... This means that pro wrestlers will stupidly enter this because they know they will get a push regradless... Takayama gets battered but gets pushed...

 

The sillyest one has to go to Liger v MiSuzuki in 2002... Liger a 38 year old cruiser legend goes in the ring against a MMA veteran in Suzuki still wearing his mask and gets battered and choked out...

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Well in Japan if it looks fake the press and the fans majorly get on your back.... They now its fake but want it to look real...

 

RVD said if you pulled a kick too much over there they'd brain you so you'd kick em harder...

 

So if you go into a shoot fight and show heart even if you get beaten its shown in Japanese logic that you are tough enough to get in the ring and fight for their attention...

 

Thats my Takayama gets so much press... he gets kicked in but keeps on going like a superman... he might get crushed but it takes awhile to do it and people love the fact he is unfased by pain...

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