CANOE Network SLAM!Sports

 
SLAM! Sports SLAM! Wrestling
  July 20, 2001



News & Rumours
Bios
Obits
Canadian Hall of Fame
WrestleMania 30
WrestleMania 30 photos
Video
Movie Database
Minority Mat Report
Columnists
Features
Results Archive
PPV Reviews
SLAM! Wrestling store
On Facebook
On Twitter
Send Feedback




Photo Galleries

WWE Survivor Series


House of Hardcore VII


Signmania VIII


Beulah McGillicutty


Big Event 7 fan fest


Raw in Buffalo


SHIMMER tapings







SCOREBOARD
PHOTO GALLERY
VIDEO GALLERY
COMMENT




READER ALERT: For all the latest wrestling happenings, check out our News & Rumours section.

Fujita retains IWGP strap
By JOHN F. MOLINARO -- SLAM! Wrestling

IWGP World heavyweight champion Kazuyuki Fujita defeated Don Frye to retain his title in the main event of New Japan's show at the Sapporo Dome today in Sapporo, Japan.

A disappointing crowd of 28,000 fans saw Fujita grab Frye in a front neck lock and secure a front guillotine submission to get the win in 17:22.

In the semi-main event, New Japan booker Masahiro Chono beat Triple Crown champion Keiji Mutoh (AKA The Great Muta) with the STF in a non-title match. Mutoh nailed Chono with his signature 'shining wizard' - knee to the head - before Chono grabbed Mutoh's leg and applied the STF for the submission in 16:09. Chono is now expected to challenge for Mutoh's Triple Crown strap in the future.

IWGP World tag tea champions Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima defeated the All Japan Pro Wrestling team of Taiyo Kea and Jinsei Shinzaki in 16:28 to retain their titles. Tenzan got the pin on Shinzaki following a moonsault press.

Masayuki Naruse won the IWGP Junior heavyweight title from Minoru Tanaka in 11:27. The ex-RINGS star pinned Tanaka following an uraken.

Gedo and Jado won the IWGP Junior tag titles from Jushin 'Thunder' Liger and El Samurai in 19:06. Jado forced Samurai to submit with a crossface to get win.

In other results: Mark Coleman defeated Yuji Nagata; Gary Goodridge of the PRIDE promotion beat Manabu Nakanishi; New Japan legends Riki Choshu and Tatsumi Fujinami teamed with Osamu Kido to beat Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kenzo Suzuki and Shinya Makabe; Tadao Yasuda beat Michiyoshi Ohara and in the opener Hiro Saito, AKIRA and Tatsutoshi Goto defeated Yutaka Yoshie, Osamu Nishimura and Shiro Koshinaka.

Several of the matches were broadcasted on the TV-Asahi network as part of a free broadcast special.

With files from Wrestling Observer


Know someone who might be interested in this page? Just type in their e-mail address to send them the URL.

Destination email address:


Your email address: