AJPW Super Power Series 2015 Night 1 | AJPW Saturday Night RetroView

On May 6th, 2015 All-Japan Pro Wrestling had the AJPW Super Power Series 2015 night 1 show live from Tokyo, Japan in Korakuen Hall. We had two Title matches (All Asia Tag Team & World Tag Team) taking place.

AJPW Super Power Series 2015
Naoya Nomura vs. Yuma Aoyagi

Naoya Nomura & Yuma Aoyagi trade holds to start then Aoyagi gets Nomura in the ropes and clubs him in the chest then they started trading elbows and Nomura shoulder blocks Aoyagi then a hip toss by Aoyagi and he hits a dropkick. Aoyagi goes off the ropes, but Nomura catches him with an elbow. Nomura applies a crab hold, but Aoyagi makes it to the ropes.

Jumping elbow by Nomura in the corner and he hits a northern lights suplex for a two-count.  Aoyagi fights back with an elbow, he picks up Nomura and he dropkicks him.  Aoyagi goes up top, and he hits a diving crossbody for a two count, then a fisherman suplex by Aoyagi, but Nomura gets a shoulder up.

Back up they trade elbows until Nomura hits a backdrop suplex before an inside cradle by Aoyagi gets a near fall. Aoyagi clubs Nomura in the chest but Nomura catches him with a dropkick, followed by a vertical suplex before locking in the Boston Crab gets the submission win.

Winner By Submission: Naoya Nomura (6:03)

AJPW Super Power Series 2015
Masanobu Fuchi vs. Masao Inoue

The match starts off with a lock up then Masanobu Fuchi hits a bodyslam before he hits another one followed by a dropkick and Masao Inoue falls out of the ring. Inoue returns after a moment, and they trade eye rakes, lariats by Inoue in the corner but Fuchi sneaks in a small package for a two count. Another one by Fuchi and he hits a 3rd but still gets a two count. Inoue bails out of the ring, but Fuchi gets him back in and applies another inside cradle to get the win.

Winner: Masanobu Fuchi (11:16)

AJPW Super Power Series 2015
Tag Team Match

Xceed (Junior Heavyweight Champion Kotaro Suzuki & Yohei Nakajima) vs. Keisuke Ishii & Kota Umeda 

Kotaro Suzuki & Keisuke Ishii starts us off & Suzuki hits a shoulder block then hey trade quick holds but neither gets an advantage as they return to their feet. Kota Umeda & Yohei Nakajima tag in, arm drag by Umeda then Nakajima returns the favor follow by headscissors by Umeda and they trade chops, and Nakajima hits a dropkick. Scoop slam by Nakajima and he tags in Suzuki.

Elbow by Suzuki but Umeda kicks him in the chest then some kicks by Umeda and he hits a vertical suplex for a two count. Suzuki picks up Umeda Irish whip by Umeda and he hits a dropkick Umeda tags in Ishii & Ishii boots Suzuki but Suzuki stays up as Ishii boots him again and Ishii hits a DDT.  Somersault senton by Ishii and he hits a sliding knee for a two-count.

Suzuki & Ishii trade elbows, back elbow by Suzuki and he knees Ishii in the corner, Suzuki drops Ishii on the 2nd rope and he hits a Tiger Feint Kick. Suzuki grabs Ishii, Ishii boots Suzuki and he hits a release German suplex. Suzuki blocks the heel kick and elbows Ishii, and Ishii hits an enziguiri.

Nakajima is tagged in & Nakajima goes up top rope to hit a missile dropkick on Ishii then a running elbow by Nakajima and he hits a backdrop suplex. Nakajima goes up top and he nails a diving foot stomp for a two-count.

Nakajima kicks Ishii and he hits a step-up enziguiri for two count. Umeda elbows Nakajima but Nakajima hits a superkick. Kick by Nakajima but Umeda rolls him up for a two count then Ishii nails a kneel kick to get the win for his team.

Winners: Keisuke Ishii & Kota Umeda (8:04)

AJPW Super Power Series 2015
Kenso vs. Takao Omori

Kenso shakes Takao Omori’s hand but then slaps him in the face then Omori falls out of the ring and Kenso throws him into the guardrail then Kenso hits Omori with a chair, he puts a pile of chairs on the floor and he suplexes Omori onto the chairs. Kenso gets back in the ring with Omori follow by a Irish whip by Kenso and he hits a lariat for a two count.

Kenso goes up top but Omori joins him and hits a superplex then both men traded chops, big boot by Omori and a heel kick finally knocks Kenso off his feet follow by a backdrop suplex then he goes off the ropes but Kenso hits a lariat.

Omori avoids Kenso’s knee drop and he nails the Axe Guillotine Driver for a two count.  Omori goes off the ropes and hits a lariat but Kenso stays up then Kenso tries to get Omori with his boa belt but Omori boots him and hits an Axe Bomber for the win.

Winner: Takao Omori (7:08)

AJPW Super Power Series 2015
Tag Team Match

Evolution (Joe Doering & Hikaru Sato) vs. Evolution (Suwama & Atsushi Aoki)

Hikaru Sato & Atsushi Aoki starts this match off with them taking it to the mat, back on their feet they trade Aoki pushes Sato into the ropes and he gives a clean break. Suwama & Joe Doering are tag in, Doering gets Suwama into the ropes and he gives a clean break.

Suwama & Doering trade strikes and shoulderblock attempts until Doering knocks Suwama over. Doering tags in Sato and Suwama kicks Sato to the mat. Sato kicks him back, he goes for a takedown but Suwama suplexes him to the mat and throws Sato out of the ring.  Suwama throws Sato into the guardrail and hits him repeatedly with a chair.

Back in the ring, Suwama punches Sato to the mat, then he goes for a suplex but Sato blocks it and hits a vertical suplex of his own. Sato tags in Doering & Doering lariats Suwama in the corner before hitting an elbow drop. Delayed vertical suplex by Doering, he tries to get Suwama on his shoulders, but Suwama slides off.

Back body drop by Suwama, and he tags in Aoki & they hit a double team lariat on Doering in the corner, and Aoki hits a diving body press for a two count. Aoki goes for a suplex but Doering blocks it and hits a shoulder block. Sato comes in, he throws Aoki to the corner, and kicks him in the midsection.

Sato goes for a lariat but Aoki ducks it, ankle hold by Sato but Aoki gets out of it and applies a cross armbreaker. Sato gets out of that and applies a knee lock before hitting a backdrop suplex for two. Sato goes for the cross-arm breaker again but Aoki gets out of it, enzuigiri by Aoki and he tags in Suwama.

Suwama punches Sato and clubs him to the mat before hitting a release German suplex for a two count. Suwama tries for the Last Ride but Sato reverses it with a front necklock.  Suwama slams out of it and he hits a discus lariat for a two count before Suwama drills Sato to the mat with Last Ride for the win.

Winners: Evolution (Suwama & Atsushi Aoki) (14:36)

AJPW Super Power Series 2015
All Asia Tag Team Titles Match

Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Ultimo Dragon (c) vs. Jun Akiyama & Sushi

The match starts off with Ultimo Dragon & Sushi trading wristlocks, Sushi goes for a cross-arm breaker, but Ultimo Dragon gets out of it then they lock knuckles, Sushi pushes Ultimo Dragon back, and he tags in Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Sushi tags in Jun Akiyama & he connects with a shoulder block to Kanemaru & Akiyama goes for Kanemaru’s arm.

Jun Akiyama tags in Sushi and he clubs Kanemaru in the arm before hitting an armbreaker.  Kanemaru fights back, but Sushi hits a shoulder block then a dropkick by Kanemaru before he throws Sushi to the corner, but Sushi flips out to the apron. Sushi goes for a swan-dive move, but Kanemaru dropkicks him out to the ring so that Ultimo Dragon can help work him over. Back in the ring, Kanemaru slams Sushi, and he tags in Ultimo Dragon.

Ultimo Dragon elbows Sushi, and he applies a submission and then a cover by Ultimo Dragon but it gets a two count. Ultimo Dragon tags in Kanemaru & He connects with uppercuts before he dropkicks Akiyama. Kanemaru throws Akiyama into the railing before hitting a leg drop. Ultimo Dragon chops Sushi in the ring as Kanemaru returns but Sushi snaps Kanemaru’s neck over the 2nd rope.

Akiyama hits a running knee on Kanemaru, Akiyama then goes outside the ring and rams Ultimo Dragon’s back into the ring post then in the ring, Sushi elbows Kanemaru and he hits a neckbreaker before throwing him out of the ring. Akiyama slams Kanemaru on the floor until they return to the ring, Sushi covers Kanemaru but it gets a two count.

Sushi tags in Akiyama and Kanemaru eats a double elbow then Akiyama applies a camel clutch to Kanemaru and he covers him for a two count. Akiyama scoop slams Kanemaru and he tags in Sushi & he applies a single leg crab hold but Kanemaru gets to the ropes.  Sushi & Kanemaru trade elbows but Kanemaru dropkicks Sushi.

Kanemaru tags in Ultimo Dragon & he throws Sushi into the corner and he hits a lariat.  Ultimo Dragon hits a back body drop followed by a kick combination for a two count. La Magistral by Ultimo Dragon, but Akiyama breaks it up. Sushi lariats Akiyama by accident, then Ultimo Dragon hits a dragon screw on Sushi. Ankle hold by Ultimo Dragon but Sushi makes it to the ropes.

Back-up Ultimo Dragon goes for a suplex but Sushi blocks it then a enziguiri by Ultimo Dragon but Sushi hits a superkick but both miss heel kicks and they tag in Kanemaru and Akiyama. They avoid each other’s strikes until Kanemaru kicks Akiyama in the leg, Kanemaru goes up top and he hits a diving crossbody for a two count. Kanemaru jumps off the top but Akiyama kicks him low on his way down.

Akiyama tags in Sushi & Kanemaru kick Sushi back but Sushi hits a lariat. Akiyama comes in and he hits a running knee to Kanemaru while Sushi goes up top and he nails the diving headbutt but Ultimo Dragon breaks up the pin. Sushi picks up Kanemaru and slams him over his head to the mat but Kanemaru kicks out. Sushi goes up top but Kanemaru avoids the moonsault.

Kanemaru lariats Sushi in the corner as does Ultimo Dragon, diving body press by Kanemaru but Akiyama breaks it up. Kanemaru goes to the second turnbuckle and hits the Deep Impact then goes for a cover, but it only gets a two count. Brainbuster by Kanemaru and he hits a lariat but Sushi lariats him back.

Ultimo Dragon comes in and kicks Sushi but Akiyama comes in too & Akiyama lariats Kanemaru & Ultimo Dragon and he hits a running knee on Kanemaru then a exploder by Akiyama to Kanemaru, Sushi picks him up and he hits a Katsuo No Ipponzuri for a two count.

Sushi slides under Kanemaru’s legs but Kanemaru rolls up Sushi for a two count.  Jawbreaker by Sushi and a superkick but Kanemaru rolls up Sushi for the win.

Winners & STILL All Asia Tag Team Champions: Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Ultimo Dragon (19:40)

AJPW Super Power Series 2015
World Tag Team Titles Match
Akebono & Yutaka Yoshie (c) vs. Xceed (Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion Go Shiozaki & Kento Miyahara)

Akebono & Go Shiozaki starts us off, and Akebono pushes Shiozaki around the ring then a shoulder block by Akebono, and he tags in Yutaka Yoshie. Shiozaki also tags out, Kento Miyahara applies a waist lock, but Yoshie gets into the ropes. Miyahara & Yoshie trade elbows, Irish whip by Yoshie and he tries to sit on Miyahara but Miyahara moves.

Shiozaki comes in, and they go for a double vertical suplex but Yoshie blocks it and suplexes both of them. Akebono comes in and they hit a double shoulder block on Miyahara. Yoshie tags in Akebono and Akebono stomps down Miyahara in the corner. Akebono tags in Yoshie as they continue the beatdown on Miyahara then Yoshie puts Miyahara in a Boston Crab but Shiozaki breaks it up, Akebono comes in the ring and he tosses Shiozaki back out of it.

Akebono hits an elbow drop on Miyahara but Shiozaki breaks up the pin.  Akebono picks up Miyahara and throws him into the corner but Miyahara boots Akebono in the face & this gives Miyahara time to tag in Shiozaki, Shiozaki kicks Akebono and chops him before hitting a DDT. Akebono gets back up and throws Shiozaki into the corner but Shiozaki floors him with a chop then he goes for a cover by Shiozaki but it gets a two count.

Shiozaki & Akebono trade strikes and Akebono hits a backdrop suplex then a body press by Akebono to Shiozaki but Miyahara breaks up the pin. Yoshie throws Shiozaki into the corner but Shiozaki superkicks him. Shiozaki lariats Akebono to the mat, Miyahara runs in and he knees Akebono in the corner. Shiozaki hits a vertical suplex on Akebono then he goes up to the top rope but Yoshie grabs him from the apron.

Yoshie goes up top with Shiozaki and he squishes him to the mat. Miyahara pulls Shiozaki to the corner and he tags himself in while Akebono tags in Yoshie & Miyahara elbows Yoshie and he dropkicks him in the knee.

Dropkick by Miyahara and he hits a jumping elbow Yoshie lands on top of Miyahara, Irish whip to the corner and Yoshie hits a body avalanche.  Running butt smash by Yoshie and he hits a rolling senton for a two-count. Miyahara jumps up and puts Yoshie in a triangle choke, he then applies a cross armbreaker but Yoshie gets a toe on the ropes. Miyahara tags in Shiozaki & he charges Yoshie but Akebono knocks him out of the ring.

Miyahara slowly gets up and is squished by Akebono & Yoshie then a senton by Yoshie and he hits a body press. Scoop slam by Yoshie, he goes up top but Shiozaki grabs his leg.  Miyahara joins Yoshie up top and he hits a superplex Miyahara with a jumping knee by Miyahara in the corner, he applies a double underhook to Yoshie but Yoshie hits a back bodydrop.

Yoshie sits on Miyahara, Akebono comes in the ring and he throws Miyahara into the corner then a running butt smash by Yoshie & Akebono hits a body press. Yoshie hits 1 also then goes for the cover but Shiozaki chops Yoshie in the back of the head. Miyahara grabs Yoshie around the waist, and he hits a German suplex while Shiozaki hits a lariat.

Shiozaki goes for the cover but Akebono breaks it up then Miyahara elbows Yoshie but Yoshie punches him in the head then some kicks by Miyahara and he hits a German suplex hold for a two-count. Miyahara picks up Yoshie and hits Pedigree followed by Shutdown gets the win.

Winners & NEW World Tag Team Champions: Xceed (23:00)