Today ZERO1 announced their first event for 2012 with a couple title matches being announced as well. First up ZERO1 is looking to start up the New Year right by having two of their top up and coming students face off one on one with Yokoyama vs. Daichi. Both of these guys will be looking to head into 2012 strong and a win on the first day of the new year could indeed do just that.
Then the NWA World Jr. Belt will be on the line as Craig Classic will be defending against the unpredictable Tsuyoshi Kikuchi. Craig has been out due to injury for the last couple of months, but has been fitting to get back into competition form. Kikuchi though has been spotted scouting Classic in the gym as of late and thinks he holds the key to beat the champion.
2012 will mark the 20th Anniversay of Otani as a Pro Wrestler and he aims to kick it off right by teaming with his top student Shito Ueda as they take on Masato Tanaka and DRAGON GATE’s Shingo Takagi. Shingo Takagi is coming into this match as he is inevitably aiming to face off one on one against Ueda for the UN Heavyweight Championship.
Then finally the World Heavyweight Championship will be on the line as the current champion Kohei Sato will be taking on the Fire Festival 2011 winner Daisuke Sekimoto.
As mentioned early today, Sekimoto will have 3 big matches back to back to start off the new year. Sato (1/1), Suwama (1/2), and (1/3) vs. Akebono & Hama.
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ZERO1 “PRO WRESTLING NIPPON”, 1/1/2012 [Sun] 14:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) 2012 – First Match: Yoshikazu Yokoyama vs. Daichi Hashimoto
(-) NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Craig Classic vs. [Challenger] Tsuyoshi Kikuchi
(-) Shinjiro Otani 20th Anniversary Match Part 1: Shinjiro Otani & Shito Ueda vs. Masato Tanaka & Shingo Takagi [DG]
(-) ZERO1 World Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Kohei Sato vs. [Challenger] Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW]