Hustle King Memorial Six Man Tag Team Tournament

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Hustle King Memorial Six Man Tag Team Tournament
Information
Promotion HUSTLE
Date July 9–11, 2006
Attendance 4,420 (July 9)
2,500 (July 11)
Venue Pacifico Yokohama Kokuritsu Hall (July 9)
Korakuen Hall (July 11)
City Kanagawa and Tokyo, Japan

The Hustle King (Shinya Hashimoto) Memorial Six Man Tag Team Tournament was a professional wrestling memorial event produced by the HUSTLE (ハッスル (Hassuru?)) promotion, which took place from July 9 to July 11, 2006 at the Pacifico Yokohama Kokuritsu Hall in Kanagawa (July 9) and Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan (July 11). The first show, featuring the opening rounds and semi-final bouts, was attended by an estimated 4,420 fans and was aired on pay per view as part of "Hustle Vol. 18 – Hustle King Forever".[1][2][3][4] It was held in memory of Shinya Hashimoto, who competed as Hustle King.[5] Hashimoto died after suffering a brain aneurysm in Tokyo, Japan on July 11, 2005. It was the first Hashimoto memorial show held in Japan followed by the Shinya Hashimoto Legacy Memorial Cup Tournament in 2009. Ten professional wrestling matches were featured on the event's card, five of which were tournament matches.

Team Hustle King (Shinjiro Ohtani, Masato Tanaka and Tadao Yasuda) won the tournament by winning three matches during the two-day tournament. Over the course of the event, they defeated KARI Family 3 Strongest (Katakari King, Katakari Max and Katakari 300%) in the opening round, the Hardcore Brothers (Kintaro Kanemura, Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Tomoaki Honma) in the semi-finals and Sakata Corps (Wataru Sakata, Genichiro Tenryu and Ryoji Sai) in the final match.[6] In addition to the tournament, several other matches were held at the event. The first night's main event match was a tag team match between Naoya Ogawa and TAJIRI versus The M-Peranza and Toshiaki Kawada, which Ogawa and TAJIRI won.;[2][3][4] the following night's main event saw Monster C and Toshiaki Kawada defeat Kintaro Kanemura and TAJIRI. The undercard also featured an Intergender Six-Person Tag Team match between Erica, Margaret and Tetsuhiro Kuroda against Giant Vabo, Gomora and Kohei Sato.[7][8][9][10]

Results[edit]

Hustle King Memorial Six Man Tag Team Tournament (Day 1)[edit]

July 9, 2006 in Kanagawa, Japan (Pacifico Yokohama Kokuritsu Hall)

# Results Stipulations Times[2][3][4]
1 Hustle Kamen Blue, Hustle Kamen Red and Hustle Kamen Yellow defeated Blue Devil Spider, Red Devil Spider and Yellow Devil Spider Six-Man Tag Team match 7:11
2 Team 6m (Kohei Sato, Giant Vabo and Gomora) defeated Team Hustle Tomorrow (Ikuto Hidaka, Hiro Yokoi and Dokkoi Namiguchi) First Round Tournament match 4:44
3 Team Hustle King (Shinjiro Ohtani, Masato Tanaka and Tadao Yasuda) defeated KARI Family 3 Strongest (Katakari King, Katakari Max and Katakari 300%) 9:49
4 Team Hustle King (Shinjiro Ohtani, Masato Tanaka and Tadao Yasuda) defeated Hardcore Brothers (Kintaro Kanemura, Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Tomoaki Honma) Semi Final Tournament match 12:19
5 Sakata Corps (Wataru Sakata, Genichiro Tenryu and Ryoji Sai) defeated Team 6m (Kohei Sato, Giant Vabo and Gomora) 7:11
6 Naoya Ogawa and TAJIRI defeated The M-Peranza and Toshiaki Kawada Tag Team match 11:00

Hustle King Memorial Six Man Tag Team Tournament (Day 2)[edit]

July 11, 2006 in Tokyo, Japan (Korakuen Hall)

# Results Stipulations Times[7][8][9][10]
1 Hustle Kamen Blue, Hustle Kamen Red and Hustle Kamen Yellow defeated Fear Psychic Medium, Red Devil Spider and Yellow Devil Spider Six-Man Tag Team match 7:11
2 Erica, Margaret and Tetsuhiro Kuroda defeated Team 6m (Kohei Sato, Giant Vabo and Gomora) Intergender Six-Person Tag Team match 10:35
3 Team Hustle King (Shinjiro Ohtani, Masato Tanaka and Tadao Yasuda) defeated Sakata Corps (Wataru Sakata, Genichiro Tenryu and Ryoji Sai) Tournament Finals match 14:05
4 Monster C and Toshiaki Kawada defeated Kintaro Kanemura and TAJIRI Tag Team match 12:12

Tournament brackets[edit]

The tournament took place between July 9 and July 11, 2006.[6] The tournament brackets were:

  First Round (PPV)     Semifinals (PPV)     Final
                           
       Sakata Corps  
   Team 6m      Team 6m    
   Team Hustle Tomorrow          Sakata Corps
       Team Hustle King
       Team Hustle King    
   Team Hustle King      Hardcore Brothers  
   KARI Family 3 Strongest  

References[edit]

  1. ^ Csonka, Larry (July 6, 2006). "411’s International News Update 7.06.06". News. 411mania.com. 
  2. ^ a b c Kreikenbohm, Philip. "HUSTLE-18". Events. Cagematch.de. 
  3. ^ a b c GB-Team. "Hustle Vol. 18 – Hustle King Forever". Showarchiv. WrestlingData.com. 
  4. ^ a b c "Hashimoto 18". Hustle. ProWrestlingHistory.com. 
  5. ^ "The Furious Flashbacks – Hustle-4". 411mania. 2007-06-22. Retrieved 2011-04-26. Hashimoto has full Elvis gear, a flashing red belt and a huge afro. He’s now competing as the “Hustle King”. 
  6. ^ a b "Hashimoto Memorial Six-Man Tag Tournament". Hustle Tournaments. ProWrestlingHistory.com. 
  7. ^ a b Kreikenbohm, Philip. "HUSTLE House Vol. 17". Events. Cagematch.de. 
  8. ^ a b GB-Team. "Hustle House Vol. 17 – Hustle King Forever". Showarchiv. WrestlingData.com. 
  9. ^ a b Alvarez, Bryan (July 11, 2006). "Tuesday news: ECW tonight, TNA ratings, RVD show moved, Mexico, Japan, tons more". Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online. F4Wonline.com. 
  10. ^ a b "BAHU's Misc. 2006 Results". FMW World. FMWwrestling.us.