[All Japan News Part 1] AJP announced that Vader will be returning to compete for a few shows in December. December 7, 8, and 11 to be more precise.
Vader last competed for All Japan on March 21, 2011, and is looking forward to returning once more to Japan.
On a side note, 2012 marks the 25th Anniversary of Vader’s first appearance in Japan for New Japan Pro Wrestling in 1987.
Below you will see the announced matches for his upcoming tour.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “40th ANNIVERSARY FINAL TOUR”, 12/7/2012 [Fri] 18:30 @ Niigata City Gymnasium
(-) Keiji Mutoh, “Emperor Warrior” Big Van Vader & The Great Sasuke [MichiPro] vs. Bambi Killer, Franz Dynamite & MAZADA
(-) Asia Tag Championship Match: [89th Champions] “Junior Stars” Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto vs. [Challengers] Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo
~ 1st Defense.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “40th ANNIVERSARY FINAL TOUR”, 12/11/2012 [Sat] 18:30 @ White Ring in Nagano
(-) Keiji Mutoh, “Emperor Warrior” Big Van Vader vs. KENSO & The Great Sasuke [MichiPro]
(-) GAORA TV Championship Match: [1st Champion] Seiya Sanada vs. [Challenger] Kazushi Miyamoto (Tenryu Project)
~ 2nd Defense.
(-) World Junior Heavy Championship Match: [33rd Champion] Hiroshi Yamato vs. [Challenger] Koji Kanemoto
~ 5th Defense.
(-) Triple Crown Championship Match: [45th Champion] Masakatsu Funaki vs. [Challenger] Manabu Soya
~ 3rd Defense.