Battle Of Glory 2015 Night 9 | AJPW Saturday Night RetroView

On February 20th, 2015, AJPW aired the final night of the 2015 Junior Battle Of Glory 2015 Night 9 tournament live from Tokyo, Japan, in Korakuen Hall as we review Battle of Glory Night 9 in our first edition of the AJP Saturday Night RetroViews. we have 6 matches the main event we have the Finals of the 2015 Junior Battle Of Glory as Block A Winner Atsushi Aoki faces off with Block B Winner Kotaro Suzuki.

We also have the World Tag Team Title match as Burning Wild defends against Evolution; we also have the Kenso 15th Anniversary 6 Man Tag Team Match as Kenso teams up with Akebono & Yutaka Yoshie to go against Xceed & Zeus; we got an 8 Man Tag Team match & 2 single matches

Battle Of Glory 2015 Night 9
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Battle Of Glory 2015 Night 9
Naoya Nomura vs. Shigehiro Iire

The match starts off with a lock-up to start, and they trade wristlocks until Shigehiro Irie hits a shoulder block. Naoya Nomura hits a dropkick, and a 2nd one gets Irie off his feet. Nomura goes off the ropes, but Irie hits a back elbow.

Back up they trade strikes, Irie gets Nomura to the mat, and he applies a stretch hold. Nomura gets to the ropes, and Irie elbows him hard in the face. Back to a stretch hold by Irie but Nomura gets a foot on the ropes and back on their feet they trade strikes again.

Nomura fails at his body slam attempt, Irie goes off the ropes but this time Nomura is able to hit the body slam but gets up in time to hit a jumping elbow in the corner followed by a northern lights suplex for a two count.

He goes for a 2nd one but Irie clubs him off and hits a vertical suplex. Nomura & Irie trade elbows, Nomura goes up top and he hits a missile dropkick for a two count. Irish whip by Nomura to the corner, reversed, and Irie hits a body avalanche.

Lariat by Irie, he slams Nomura in front of the corner and he hits an elbow drop off the 2nd turnbuckle for two. Beast Bomber by Irie to get the win.

Winner: Shigehiro Iire (6:43)

Battle Of Glory 2015 Night 9
Masanobu Fuchi vs. Yuma Aoyagi 

Masanobu Fuchi & Yuma Aoyagi ended up on the mat pretty quickly with Fuchi working the headscissors. Back up Fuchi applies a wristlock and then a side headlock, Aoyagi Irish whips out of it but Fuchi hits a shoulder block.

Aoyagi hits a pair of dropkicks, he goes up top and he delivers a missile dropkick. Fuchi goes for a dropkick, but Aoyagi avoids it and hits one of his own. Fuchi blocks the next dropkick attempt, Irish whip by Fuchi and he dropkicks Aoyagi.

Body slam by Fuchi, and he hits a second one. Inside cradle by Fuchi, but it only gets a two count, snapmare by Fuchi, and he applies a facelock for the submission win.

Winner By Submission: Masanobu Fuchi (4:09)

Battle Of Glory 2015 Night 9
8 Man Tag Team Match

Takeshi Minamino, Hikaru Sato, Keisuke Ishii & Sushi vs. Ultimo Dragon, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Yohei Nakajima & Takao Soma

Keisuke Ishii & Takao Soma starts us off, and they trade arm work before Ishii hit a shoulder block then Ishii hits a slap to the chest and then hits a hurricanrana, but Soma comes back with a dropkick. Sushi & Yohei Nakajima are tagged in Nakajima goes off the ropes but Sushi hits a heel kick. Nakajima rolls out of the ring, Sushi goes to do a dive but Nakajima pulls him out of the ring and kicks Sushi in the chest.

Back in the ring Nakajima tags in Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Kanemaru hits Sushi with a back elbow. Sushi tags in Hikaru Sato & Sato kicks Kanemaru to the mat for a two count. Back up they trade strikes and Kanemaru tags in Ultimo Dragon & Sato is hit with a double elbow strike. Sato pushes Ultimo Dragon back and he tags in Takeshi Minamino.

Minamino with a wristlock but Ultimo Dragon rolls out of it and hits an armdrag. Ultimo Dragon takes down Minamino & Sushi and he hits a spinning headscissors on Minamino. Ultimo Dragon tags in Kanemaru & he dropkicks Minamino in the leg. Kanemaru goes up top and he hits a diving crossbody for a two count.

Minamino rakes Kanemaru in the eyes but Kanemaru hits a tilt-a-whirl DDT for a two-count. Kanemaru is thrown into the corner, and everyone hits running strikes on him. Sushi goes up top but Minamino covers Kanemaru for a two-count.

The ring is cleared as Minamino is alone, and he is double-teamed by Soma & Nakajima. Ultimo Dragon throws Minamino in the corner, and he hits a back-body drop. Kanemaru connects with a diving body press onto Minamino but the cover is broken up.

Nakajima dives out on Sushi & Sato with a tope suicida while Ultimo Dragon hits Minamino with an Asai Moonsault. Kanemaru picks up Minamino, and he hits the Touch Out to get the victory for his team.

Winners: Ultimo Dragon, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Yohei Nakajima & Takao Soma (6:43)

Battle Of Glory 2015 Night 9
Battle Of Glory 2015 Night 96 Man Tag Team Match

Xceed & Zeus vs. Akebono, KENSO & Yutaka Yoshie

Kenso & Go Shiozaki start off and Kenso hits a shoulder block. Hip toss by Kenso, Shiozaki applies a headscissors but Kenso quickly gets out of it. Big slap by Kenso and he hits a 2nd one followed by a 3rd. Kenso throws Shiozaki out of the ring Kento Miyahara comes in but Kenso dumps him out also. Kenso then throws Zeus out of the ring he goes off the ropes and goes for a pescado but all 3 of them move so he crashes to the ground.

Shiozaki throws Kenso into the guard rail before they return to the ring, and Shiozaki hits a scoop slam. Shiozaki tags in Miyahara and hits a leg drop that only gets a two count. Kenso slaps Miyahara a few times but Miyahara hits a shoulder block. Miyahara tags in Zeus & he chokes Kenso in the corner. Back up they trade chops, which Zeus gets the better of. Zeus tags in Shiozaki & Shiozaki hits a sliding lariat for two.

Shiozaki goes for a suplex but Kenso blocks it, and he hits the STO. Kenso makes the tag to Akebono, Akebono throws Shiozaki in the corner and hits a body avalanche followed by an elbow drop for two. Akebono picks up Shiozaki and they trade chops, headbutt by Shiozaki but Akebono blocks the suplex attempt. Shiozaki avoids the body press attempt and he tags in Miyahara.

Big boots by Miyahara to Akebono, he goes for a German suplex but Akebono blocks it. Swinging side slam by Akebono and he tags in Yutaka Yoshie. Irish whip by Yoshie and he hits a body avalanche in the corner. Seated senton by Yoshie and he hits a rolling senton for two. Yoshie picks up Miyahara but Miyahara slides away and goes for a German suplex. Miyahara’s insistence on hitting a German suplex on Akebono.

Miyahara & Yoshie trade elbows but Miyahara hits a boot and he finally hits a German suplex. Kenso & Zeus are tagged in and Zeus lariats Kenso in the corner, Stinger Splash by Zeus and he hit a suplex for two. Zeus hits a vertical suplex by Zeus then goes for the cover but it gets a two count.

Kenso chokes Zeus with his belt but Zeus gets out of it with a Samoan Drop. Yoshie & Akebono come in and they both attack Zeus in the corner. Shiozaki comes in but Akebono drops him with a piledriver, then Miyahara arrives but he is smushed by Akebono & Yoshie.

Akebono connect withs a side Russian leg sweep by Akebono on Miyahara & Yoshie goes up top, hitting a diving body press. Kenso grabs Zeus, he goes off the ropes and hits the Hagakure for a two count. Kenso hits a Brainbuster then he goes up top and he nails the diving elbow drop to get the win.

Winners: Akebono, KENSO & Yutaka Yoshie (13:51)

Battle Of Glory 2015 Night 9
World Tag Team Title Match

Burning Wild (c) vs. Evolution

Suwama & Jun Akiyama kicks off the match and they trade holds first on their feet and then on the mat. Akiyama tags in Takao Omori and he trades chops with Suwama. Elbow by Suwama but Joe Doering lariats Omori from the apron. Akiyama & Doering both come in the ring but Akiyama kicks Suwama back. Doering lariats Akiyama and he drops him with a piledriver.

Omori is dumped out of the ring and he is stomped on by both Suwama & Doering. Suwama & Omori return to the ring and they trade shots to the chest, scoop slam by Suwama and he hits an elbow drop. Doering walks in and they hit a double shoulder block on Omori.

Doering stays in as the legal match but he tags Suwama back in as Omori is double teamed. Suwama punches Omori into the corner and he hits a lariat followed by a powerslam for two. Suwama tags in Doering, Doering & Omori trade chops to the chest, Irish whip by Doering but Omori avoids his charge and hits a backdrop suplex.

Omori finally tags in Akiyama then a Irish whip by Akiyama and he hits a big knee in the corner. Lariat by Akiyama and he hits a running knee for a two count. Akiyama goes for an exploder but Doering elbows out of it. Akiyama & Doering trade elbows, big boot by Akiyama but Doering hits a spinebuster.

Doering tags in Suwama and Suwama hits a belly to belly suplex. Suwama and Akiyama trade elbows, and Akiyama applies a grounded front neck lock. Akiyama tags in Omori, Omori goes off the ropes and hits a big boot. Spinning heel kick by Omori and he hits a neckbreaker for a two count. Omori goes for the Axe Guillotine Driver by Suwama knees out of it.

Capture suplex by Suwama and he tags in Doering. Doering hits a lariats to Omori then hits a vertical suplex. Doering gets Omori on his shoulders and he hits the Death Valley Bomb, but Akiyama breaks up the cover. Suwama comes in too and grabs Akiyama, and both Suwama & Doering go for powerbombs. Both are reversed and Akiyama hits an exploder on Suwama.

Omori grabs Doering and hits the full nelson bomb of sorts, Omori picks up Doering & Akiyama hits the running knee. Doering hits a crossbody on both Akiyama & Omori, and Suwama hits a lariat on Omori. Doering hits an elbow drop on Omori, Suwama & Doering pick up Omori and hit a double fallaway slam for a two count.

Double Irish whip to Akiyama and he eats a double dropkick. Doering charges Omori and he nails the lariat, cover, but Omori gets a shoulder up. Doering attempts to hit Revolution Bomb but Omori hurricanranas out of it and hits a lariat.

Akiyama comes in and hits an exploder on Doering but Doering fires back with a lariat. Doering goes for a running crossbody but Omori ducks it, and Omori delivers the lariat for a close two count. Omori picks up Doering and he hits the sliding lariat to score the victory.

Winners & Still World Tag Team Champions: Burning Wild (18:11) (STILL CHAMPIONS!!!)

Battle Of Glory 2015 Night 9
Finals Of The 2015 Junior Battle Of Glory

Block A Winner Atsushi Aoki vs. Block B Winner Kotaro Suzuki

Atsushi Aoki & Kotaro Suzuki bounces off the ropes to start while avoiding each other’s moves, they trade cross arm breaker attempts but neither can get an advantage. Suzuki hits a headscissors, Aoki falls out of the ring but he avoids the pescado attempt. Suzuki throws Aoki into the guard rail but Aoki rams his shoulder into the ring post.

Back in the ring Aoki starts working over Suzuki’s arm but Suzuki elbows him back into the corner. Aoki yanks on Suzuki’s arm and he applies a standing armbar but Suzuki gets out of it and hits a senton for two. Backbreaker by Aoki and he applies a keylock but Suzuki gets to the ropes.

Suzuki hits a jumping knee in the corner followed by a diving knee for the two count. Drop toehold into the ropes but Suzuki and he hits the Tiger Feint Kick. Aoki quickly applies a short armbar but Suzuki gets to the ropes. Aoki hits a dropkick then he goes up to the top turnbuckle and he hits a missile dropkick. Jumping elbow by Aoki and he hits a northern lights suplex.

Aoki locks in the keylock but Suzuki rolls him up for a two count. Suzuki gets on the top turnbuckle but Aoki dropkicks him while he is still up there and joins him. Aoki goes for a superplex but Suzuki lands on top of him and Aoki rolls out of the ring.

Suzuki goes off the ropes and he sails out onto Aoki with a tope suicida. Aoki boots Suzuki and Aoki hits a cross armbreaker takedown in the middle of the ring but Suzuki rolls to the ropes to force a break. Suzuki goes for the Tiger Driver but Aoki blocks it and hits a headbutt.

Aoki puts Suzuki on the top turnbuckle and joins him, hitting an avalanche cross armbreaker takedown. Suzuki gets out of it and hits a series of rolling pins but each gets a two count. Aoki goes back to the cross armbreaker but Suzuki powerbombs out of it. Aoki puts Suzuki in the ropes but Suzuki catches him with a Tombstone Piledriver.

Suzuki with elbows but Aoki fires back with a lariat. Aoki hits a backdrop suplex and then hits another lariat for two. Spiral Poseidon by Aoki but Suzuki barely gets a shoulder up. Aoki goes for the Assault Point but Suzuki gets out of it.

Lariat to the back of the head by Aoki, and he goes for it again, but Suzuki lands on top of him for two. Suzuki nails Aoki with some elbows then goes for the cover but it gets a two count. Suzuki gets Aoki on his shoulders, and he delivers the Blue Destiny for the two count. Back up, they trade strikes, and Suzuki nails the Javelin to score the victory.

Winner Of The 2015 Junior Battle Of Glory: Kotaro Suzuki (17:11)

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