AJP announced the “2011 World Strongest Tag League” which officially starts on November 19th and runs to December 4th.
Included in the announcement is also the first 4 teams announced to be participating.
◎ Masakatsu Funaki & Masayuki Kono
◎ Suwama & Takumi Soya
◎ Takao Omori & Manabu Soya
◎ Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi [BJW/Current All Asia Tag Champions]
~ Two out of the four teams announced have a bit of history thrown into the mix, namely feuds as of late. But both Kono and Funaki have found much respect with one another and are working to combine their strengths.
Then you have the team of Omori & Manabu Soya, which saw Manabu being taken down a notch by the veteran in Omori. Omori himself still sees the gifts that Manabu offers and expressed that he has the tag belts in mind.
All Japan originally announced that the rest of the teams will be announced soon, but low and behold they were all announced the next day.
As on Wednesday (10/26) all 10 teams have been announced to be a part of the 2011 World’s Strongest Tag League.
◎ Akebono & Ryota Hama ~ [SMOP] (~ Former World Tag Champions)
◎ Masanobu Fuchi & Taiyo Kea
◎ KENSO & Kaz Hayashi [Team Bichi-to!]
◎ Seiya Sanada & KAI
◎ Koji Kanemoto [NJPW] & Minoru Tanaka ~ [Junior Stars]
◎ Big Daddy & Joe Doering