[New Japan/All Japan Joint Show News] Following the announcement last month that NJPW & AJP would be holding a joint show on July 1st, there began to be a buzz to what matches would indeed be booked for the show.
So with the newly crowned 2012 Champion Carnival winner earning a shot a Triple Crown belt it has led to the first match being announced for the show.
Taiyo Kea came out victorious in tournament and has earned himself another match against Akiyama, given they already faced back on November 27, 2011. Kea says that he is more prepared this time around than he was in the last match, especially from what was seen in his CC matches that he is definitely pushing himself. With the 40th Anniversary looming overhead, the triple crown belts are far from home around Akiyama’s waist in NOAH, and Kea has vowed to recapture them.
Card Fight!! Vanguard PRESENTS New Japan Pro Wrestling & All Japan Pro Wrestling ~ 40th Anniversary Year ~ Summer Night Fever in Ryogoku “We are Pro-Wrestling Love!”
7/1/2012 [Sun] @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
(-) Triple Crown Championship Match: [Champion] Jun Akiyama vs. [Challenger] Taiyo Kea
~ 4th Defense.
Yoshihiro Takayama will be a apart of the upcoming show in a special tag match that he is being noted to producing. What is making even more headlines is the announcement that MAZADA will be competing in an All Japan ring almost one year after the Nobukazu Hirai situation in late May of last year. Both TARU & MAZADA were fined because of the incident and have been allowed to rejoin All Japan, if they so choose, following a proper evaluation. While MAZADA has been in the press making public apologize and such, TARU has pretty much been of the map completely since May of last year. There is no telling at this time if he would ever appear again, or if he would be accepted if he did return.
Also just announced is the World Tag Titles will be on the line on May 20th as “GET WILD” Omori & Manabu Soya will be defending against Seiya Sanada & Joe Doering.
Sanada picked up a win over Manabu, in a tag match, on the final day of the Champion Carnival tour, and then announced that he wanted a tag title match. Sanada announced no partner at the time, but today it was announced that Joe Doering will be returning to in ring action and will be teaming with Sanada.
AJP “40th Anniversary Year RISE UP TOUR 2012”, 5/12/2012 [Sat] 16:00 @ Fujisawa City Chichibunomiya Gymnasium in Kanagawa [Charity Performance]
(-) Masao Inoue [free] vs. Yasufumi Nakanoueno
(-) Masanobu Fuchi vs. KAI
(-) Champion Carnival AFTER THAT Single Match: KENSO vs. Ryota Hama
(-) Osamu Nishimura [free] & Kaz Hayashi vs. Seiya Sanada & Joe Doering
(-) Takayama Produced Match: Takao Omori, Manabu Soya & Hiroshi Yamato vs. Yoshihiro Takayama [Takayama Hall], Taiyo Kea & MAZADA [Tokyo Gurentai]
(-) Suwama Fujisawa Return Match: Suwama & Shuji Kondo vs. Masayuki Kono & Minoru Tanaka
AJP “40th Anniversary Year RISE UP TOUR 2012”, 5/20/2012 [Sun] 18:30 @ ACROS Fukuoaka
(-) World Tag Team Championship Match: [Champions] “GET WILD” Takao Omori & Manabu Soya vs. Seiya Sanada & Joe Doering
~ first title defense.
It has been made official that the All Asia tag team belts will be on the line as “Strong BJ” Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi defend against “Team 246” Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo on May 27th.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “40th Anniversary Year RISE UP TOUR 2012”, 5/27/2012 [Sun] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) All Asia Tag Team Championship Match: [Champions] Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi vs. [Challengers] Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo
(-) World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Kenny Omega vs. [Challenger] KAI
~ 6th Title Defense.