Osaka Mania 2014


Rob Van Dam pinned Val Venis after a split legged moonsault in 0:13:06.
Rating: *** 1/4
Shawn Michaels defeated Dave Finlay via pinfall in 0:20:33.
Rating: ***
Arn Anderson pinned Tiger Jeet Singh after a DDT in 0:14:45.
Rating: -1/4*
Masahiro Chono and Toshiaki Kawada defeated The Four Horsemen (Diamond Dallas Page and Ric Flair) when Kawada made Flair submit to the Stretch Plum in 0:18:21.
Rating: *** 1/2
Bret Hart pinned Steve Williams after an inside cradle in 0:13:54.
Rating: ** 1/2
Shinya Hashimoto made Dan Severn submit to a guillotine choke in 0:31:48.
Rating: *** 3/4
Al Snow pinned Tatsumi Fujinami with the Snow Plow in 0:13:24.
(Al Snow retained the WWF Intercontinental Title.)
Rating: ** 3/4
Cactus Jack and Sabu defeated Shinjiro Otani and Hayabusa when Cactus Jack pinned Hayabusa with the Double Arm DDT in 0:31:19.
(Cactus Jack and Sabu retained the WWF World Tag Team Titles.)
Rating: *****
Steve Austin pinned Ken Shamrock with the Stone Cold Stunner in 0:24:08.
Rating: *** 3/4
Brawl For All
The Undertaker defeated Antonio Inoki via second-round knockout at the 02:25 mark.
(The Undertaker retained the WWF Brawl For All Title.)
Chris Benoit made Jushin Liger submit to the Crippler Crossface in 0:29:50.
(Chris Benoit retained the WWF World Title.)
Rating: *****

Match Observations:

It was an excellent night for wrestling fans, that's for sure. No major
surprises and no title changed but a few noteworthy things.

First of all, WWF officials were in err when they announced Vader was defending
the BFA title against Antonio Inoki when it in fact was The Undertaker. The
crowd didn't react kindly seeing that Vader is a much bigger star in Japan.

Shinya Hashimoto and Dan Severn put up a match which will be remembered for a
long time to come - not necessarily because of the actual wrestling but because
of the intensity. Both men knew the other was extremely dangerous and neither
side wanted to give the other an opening. Hashimoto kicked the living hell out
of Severn. Severn suplexed Hashimoto into oblivion. Neither really deserved to
lose but it was Severn who made a crucial mistake of lowering his head trying
to pick up Hashimoto for a spinebuster. Hashimoto saw it coming and locked
Severn in a guillotine choke for the submission.

Chris Benoit scored his first-ever submission win over Jyushin "Thunder" Lyger
in the main event. This was another one in their long line of classics, and
Benoit proved that he really has come of his own. The go-behind - legsweep -
Crippler Crossface combo is one he should permanently include in his arsenal...
it might be useful against others, too.

The "In Your Dome" in Fukuoka will have a quadruple main event of:

Antonio Inoki/Tatsumi Fujinami vs Ric Flair/Hollywood Hogan

Austin vs Undertaker non-title

Elimination Match:
Van Dam/Finlay/Williams/Severn/Shamrock

Chris Benoit vs Masahiro Chono

Check it out !

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