A few new matches have been announced for the first two shows of 2012. First up the biggest match announced for the January 2nd show will see Suwama going one on one with Daisuke Sekimoto. These two have been at odds as of late stemming from the All Japan tag league and just recently at the Big Japan show on 12/18. This match will be power vs. power and determination vs. determination.
Then if Sekimoto can survive Suwama, the next day (1/3) he will be defending the All Asia Tag Belts with Yuji Okabayashi as they take on “SMOP” Akebono and Royta Hama.
Sekimoto is never one to put down a challenge, but he will be competing a lot that week already even on New Years. With President Uchida wanting the belts back on home territory things are pointing that he is aiming to tire our the champions, especially with putting Sekimoto up against the ace of All Japan right before a title match. Nonetheless this should be exciting to watch.
AJP “40th Anniversary Year 2012 ~ New Year Shining Series”, 1/2/2012 [Mon] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) Suwama vs. Daisuke Sekimoto
(-) Masakatsu Funaki, Masayuki Kono & Minoru Tanaka vs. Taiyo Kea, Shuji Kondo & Takumi Soya
(-) Akebono & Ryota Hama vs. Yuji Okabayashi & Kazuki Hashimoto
(-) KENSO, Kaz Hayashi & Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. Takao Omori, Manabu Soya & (to be determined)
(-) Keiji Mutoh, Abdullah the Butcher & BUSHI vs. Masanobu Fuchi, Kikutaro & BLACK BUSHI
(-) World Tag Team & World Junior Skirmish 6 Man Tag Match: Seiya Sanada, KAI & Hiroshi Yamato vs. Dark Ozz [AAA] & Dark Cuervo [AAA] & Kenny Omega [DDT]
AJP “40th Anniversary Year 2012 ~ New Year Shining Series”, 1/3/2012 [Tue] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) All Asia Tag Team Championship Match: [Champions] Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi vs. [Challengers] Akebono & Ryota Hama
~ Second Title Defense.
(-) Suwama, Shuji Kondo & Takumi Soya vs. Masakatsu Funaki, Masayuki Kono & Minoru Tanaka
(-) BUSHI vs. BLACK BUSHI
(-) KENSO & Abdullah the Butcher vs. Kikutaro & (to be determined)
(-) Keiji Mutoh, Takao Omori & Manabu Soya vs. Masanobu Fuchi, Taiyo Kea & Kaz Hayashi
(-) World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Kenny Omega vs. [Challenger] Hiroshi Yamato
~ 2nd Defense
(-) World Tag Team Championship Match: [Champions] Dark Ozz & Dark Cuervo [AAA] vs. [Challengers] Seiya Sanada & KAI
~ 2nd Defense