TNA Stars Win & Lose At New Japan’s “Resolution ’09” 4-5-09

Bill Behrens

TNA stars Kurt Angle & The Motor City Machine Guns participated in New Japan’s "Resolution ’09" Show/PPV in Japan on 4-5.   Shelly & Sabin used the "Made In Detroit" to defeatTaguchi & Devitt and retain the IWGP  Junior Heavyweight Title, and Hiroshi Tanahashi pinned Kurt Angle after two High Fly Flows.

Full results are below:


Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
8,000 Fans

1. Koji Kanemoto beat Kazuchika Okada (8:27) by referee stop.

2. Tomohiro Ishii, Jado & Tomoaki Honma beat Wataru Inoue, Milano Collection AT & Taichi Ishikari (8:52) when Honma used a diving headbutt on Ishikari.

3. Resolution ‘09 Special 6 Man Tag Match – NJPW Greatest Heritage: Masahiro Chono, Jushin Thunder Liger & AKIRA beat Riki Choshu, Super Strong Machine & El Samurai (8:19) when AKIRA used a Musasabi press on Samurai.

4. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Title: Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin (c) beat Ryusuke Taguchi & Prince Devitt (12:54) when Shelley pinned Devitt after the Made in Detroit (2nd defense).

5. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title – Belt Contra Mascara: Tiger Mask (c) vs. Black Tiger went to a double countout (6:47).

5a. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title – Belt Contra Mascara: Tiger Mask (c) beat Black Tiger (4:49) with a Destroy suplex hold (2nd defense).

6. Resolution ‘09 Special Tag Match – Big Comeback WILD HEART: Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson beat Manabu Nakanishi & Takao Omori (15:50) when Anderson used the Gun Stun on Omori.

7. Resolution ‘09 Special Singles Match – HUGE RIOT: Hirooki Goto beat Toru Yano (16:10) with a modified armlock.

8. Resolution ‘09 Special Singles Match – Bolt from the blue – Chain Death Match: Takashi Iizuka beat Yuji Nagata (21:58) by referee stop.

9. Resolution ‘09 Special Singles Match – The end of discord: Shinsuke Nakamura beat Togi Makabe (12:42) with the Landslide.

10. IWGP Heavyweight Title – WHICH IS GENIUS?: Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) beat Kurt Angle (15:11) with the High Fly Flow (2nd defense).

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