Tennozan 2013 kicked off today with a huge upset in the main event. Tsubasa managed to defeat Osaka Pro Champion Quiet Storm, making it two straight victories over the Bad Stream boss in the past few weeks.
Overall, Bad Stream went 1-2 today in Tennozan matches. Tadasuke went all out against Alexander Otsuka, even using a ladder at one point. However, Otsuka’s experience was too much in the end as he choked Tadasuke out with a doujime sleeper, leading to referee Yoshino stopping the bout. It’s another disappointing early Tennozan exit for Tadasuke.
Kazuaki Mihara gained some revenge over his Osaka Tornado vol. 3 loss to Churaumi Saber as he beat the Ryukyu Dragon representative to advance into the secound round.
The non-Bad Stream member tournament match saw Black Buffalo expectedly push back the challenge of Bull Armor TAKUYA. TAKUYA’s performance though was well-received by the fans and Kanjyuro Matsuyama, who tweeted about it afterwards.
In related news, Osaka Pro announced that the legendary Manami Toyota will be a special participant at the 12/23 Tennozan Finals show at IMP Hall.
Osaka Pro-Wrestling, 12/8/13
“Tennozan 1st Round”
Nasci Hall Umeda
1. Mikey Broderick (8:02 Running Knee Attack) Katsumi Oribe
2. Ultimate Spider Jr, Tigers Mask, Billyken Kid, Naoki Setoguchi & Zeus [W] (4:22 Biceps Explosion) Kuishinbo Kamen [L], Ebessan, Takoyakida, Kanjyuro Matsuyama & The Bodyguard
3. “Tennozan 2013 1st Round”: Kazuaki Mihara (13:50 Henkei Driver) Churaumi Saber
*Mihara advances to the 2nd Round
4. “Tennozan 2013 1st Round”: Black Buffalo (9:44 Lariat) Bull Armor TAKUYA
*Buffalo advances to the 2nd Round
5. “Tennozan 2013 1st Round”: Alexander Otsuka (13:12 Doujime Sleeper -> Referee Stop) Tadasuke
*Otsuka advances to the 2nd Round
6. “Tennozan 2013 1st Round”: Tsubasa (15:13 Tsubasa Special) Quiet Storm
*Tsubasa advances to the 2nd Round