4/20 New Japan results (Shelton Benjamin in the house)
Apr 20, 2013 - by Steve Gerweck
NJPW, 4/20/13 (Samurai! TV)
Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium #2
1,480 Fans – Super No Vacancy
credit: Strong Style Spirit
1. TAKA Michinoku Kaientai Dojo & Taichi beat Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu (6:23) when Taichi used a knee kick on Komatsu.
2. Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask & Maximo beat Ryusuke Taguchi, Hiromu Takahashi & Takaaki Watanabe (9:27) when Maximo used a Japanese leg roll clutch hold on Takahashi.
3. KUSHIDA, Alex Shelley & BUSHI beat Rocky Romero, Alex Koslov & Gedo (12:00) when BUSHI used the BUSHI Roll on Gedo.
4. Yuji Nagata & Hirooki Goto beat Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI (12:06) when Goto used the Goto Shiki on YOSHI-HASHI.
5. 3WAY Tag Match: Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka beat Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima and Manabu Nakanishi & Strong Man (7:42) when Yano used the Uragasumi on Kojima.
6. Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma beat Yujiro Takahashi & Jado (11:43) when Honma used the Kokeshi on Jado.
7. Karl Anderson & Tama Tonga beat Hiroshi Tanahashi & Captain New Japan (11:13) when Anderson used the Gun Stun on Captain.
8. Special Tag Match: Minoru Suzuki & Shelton Benjamin beat Kazuchika Okada & Shinsuke Nakamura (13:10) when Benjamin used the Paydirt on Nakamura.
* Suzuki Gun unveiled Shelton Benjamin today as “X”, the former WWE star returning to New Japan where he will challenge Nakamura for the IWGP Intercontinental Title on the big 5/3 Fukuoka show. TAKA had said it would be someone “appropriate” to challenge for the IC Title and Benjamin is a former WWE Intercontinental Champion. He teamed with Suzuki in the main event of today’s Osaka show against the all-star CHAOS tandem of Okada & Nakamura, Shelton pinning Nakamura after hitting his Paydirt.