Posted on 01/08/23 by renner
Bang! Pro Wrestling At Shizouka (1/8)
Welcome to Shizuoka, always a great place to Bang!
The new Crownless Kingdom continues to roll, while its old king is wounded. A snake looks for a new father. The Ironhearts seek revenge, because that’s how the Ironhearts run business.
Welcome to Bang! Pro Wrestling. Where nothing makes sense and the points don’t matter!
JANUARY 8th, 2023: SHIZUOKA
- The New World Trash (Bex Savage & Angel Quinley) and Amy Campbell def. Sam Smart, Wally Wallace & Lord Kurosame-sama @ 8:21 with the Cement Poisoning (Pump dropkick/half nelson suplex combination) from Savage/Quinley on Wallace
- Pom Shinjoku & “Ace of Hearts” Kazuya Fukumaru def. Jin Watabe & Zenjiro Ikari @ 12:21 by pinfall with the Kanabo (Discus elbow) from Fukumaru on Watabe
- The Beasts of Tokyo (Seiko Serizawa & HAMAYUMI) and “Don of the Deathmatch” Rory Hayes def. The Kazuyagumi (Junpei Tsukioka, Saburou Tanaka & Cowabunga Kenji) @ 14:59 by pinfall with the Mindbender (Gotch-style piledriver) from Hayes on Kenji
- Infinite Paternity Gauntlet!: Victor “the Constrictor” Jimenez def. “The Iron Idol” Riko Tsukino-Bolamba @ 15:33 by submission with the Constriction Coil (choke sleeper)
- The Crownless Kingdom (Claire Merci & Powerslam Anubis) def. The Ironhearts (Kensuke BLACK & “Hawkeye” Taka Sakaragi) @ 19:08 by submission with the Royal Butterly Stretch from Merci on Sakaragi
- “Big Iron” Gorou Ichikawa, Jared Sykes & Justine Calvin def. The Winds of Change (Coral Avalon, Joe Fontaine & Sid Phillips) @ 24:08 with the Peacemaker (Running blockbuster) from Ichikawa on Fontaine
The next competitor announced for the Conception Tournament at King’s Winter is Victor “the Constrictor” Jimenez! Jimenez, a finalist for the Belmont Classic in 2018, has been journeying around the world proving that his torturous submission style is king. That style has caught the attention of the kingpin of the Kazuyagumi, Kazuya Fukumaru, who invited the Mexican to join him in imposing that style on the hapless miscreants of Bang! Pro Wrestling? Will Jimenez prove that his style truly is king with a championship to prove it?
Well, he certainly gave a proof of concept in putting Riko Tsukino to sleep in order to claim himself the trueborn son of jet-setting billionaire Timo Bolamba. Is winning a professional wrestling match truly a way to claim yourself the son of a billionaire? It is when you’re in Bang! Pro Wrestling!
Also, the Iron Idol vowed revenge against Jimenez after the match.
Also on this show, the Ironhearts once again met the Crownless Kingdom in action tonight, with Taka Sakaragi and Kensuke BLACK teaming up against the Bang! Hardweight Champion and the Judgment King. Unfortunately for the Ironhearts, they were unable to deal with the seemingly unstoppable pair of Merci and Anubis, and Sakaragi fell victim to Merci’s Royal Butterfly Stretch.
Naturally, as an Ironheart, Sakaragi vowed revenge.
Pom Shinjoku and Kazuya Fukumaru rolled over their competition on this show. Fukumaru even invited Shinjoku into the Kazuyagumi after the match. Shinjoku, however, decided to give her answer another time. For his part, the Demon of Yokohama graciously allowed for this out of respect, which is a somewhat rare moment for him.
The Beasts of Tokyo continued their winning ways, quickly taking down the Kazuyagumi alongside another of their many temporary tag team partners in Rory Hayes. The tag action was hot and heavy towards the end, but in the end, Cowabunga Kenji fell victim to the Mindbender from Hayes to secure the victory. The Beasts continue to roll through their competition, but they received a challenge for their titles by the New World Trash following the conclusion of the match. The Trash represent a threat that the Beasts hadn’t yet experienced yet: opponents who care hilariously little for their own physical well-being, so long as it means that their opponents go down even harder.
Their match has officially been set for Explosion!! In Osaka on January 18th.
“Big Iron” Gorou Ichikawa teamed with the PRIME Tag Team Champions, Jared Sykes and Justine Calvin, to take on the Winds of Change in the main event. This is the first meeting of Avalon and Ichikawa since their war at last year’s Clash of Aces, while this is the first meeting of Fontaine and Phillips against Sykes and Calvin since PRIME’s UltraViolence pay-per-view. Unfortunately, the Winds couldn’t avenge their defeats at their opponent’s hands, with Fontaine falling victim to Ichikawa’s Peacemaker for the loss. Sykes remained limited in the contest, though at one point, he engaged in some oneupsmanship with the Openweight champion while throwing Fontaine around like a lawn dart.
Avalon was also bandaged up from his unexpected deathmatch with Rory Hayes the previous night, and was fairly limited throughout the contest himself due to his apparent arm injury.
No word yet on how Jared was doing after getting dragged to an orphanage by Garry “Ray-Ray” Nelson on the morning of the show, but chances are that he had a wonderful time and nobody needs to ask him about it!
In a nice change of pace, however, Ichikawa vowed no revenge after this contest.