All Japan Pro-Wrestling “CROSS OVER 2013”, 6/26/2013 [Wed] 18:30 @ Asahikawa Industrial Promotion Center in Hokkaido
(1) All Japan vs Burning Single Match: Hiroshi Yamato vs. Kotaro Suzuki
◆Winner: Kotaro (12:38) with a Tiger Driver.
(2) Kaz Hayashi & Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. Koji Kanemoto & MAZADA
◆Winner: Hayashi (12:15) via pinfall on MAZADA.
~ Yasufumi Nakanoueno finally announced his intentions on resigning from AJP.
~ This officially explains why LAST REVOLUTION is no more as they lost 3 out of their 5 members. Of course Suwama and Doering will be remaining in All Japan, but I guess they may be split for good as well, we will see as time goes on.
(3) SMOP vs LAST REVOLUTION Tag Match: Akebono & Ryota Hama vs. Joe Doering & Shuji Kondo
◆Winner: Akebono (8:02) with a Running Body Press on Kondo.
(4) All Japan vs Burning Tag Match: Takao Omori & SUSHI Vs. Juna Akiyama & Atsushi Aoki
◆Winner: Akiyama (13:17) following a Vertical Drop Style Exploder on SUSHI.
~ Akiyama gave advice to both Suwama and SUSHI, who both previously stated that they will remain in All Japan and hope to build up the promotion, that they need to work hard at it.
~ Takao Omori stated that he will be staying in All Japan.
“全日本で現役生活終えたい = I want to finish my career in All Japan.”
The future is indeed in Suwama and SUSHI’s hands now. Their are the only two remaining All Japan “new generation” trueborns, who we know are staying this time, and there will be a lot of pressure for them make sure All Japan can continue through the split.
(5) Suwama vs. Masayuki Kono
◆Winner: Suwama (13:12) with a Backdrop Hold.
(6) World Junior Prelude STACK OF AMS vs Burning Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki & Minoru Tanaka vs. Go Shiozaki & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
◆Winner: Minoru (16:07) with a Ground Cobra Twist on Kanemaru.
~ Minoru stated that he is going to capture the World Junior for “what was” Mutoh’s All Japan.
Well, that is officially it for the standard tour of the month, next up is the Ryogoku show on 6.30.
There is a lot of hype going into the event, whether that is good or bad… that may be the even bigger question in all of this.
I also updated the list on the tumblr news post to reflect the latest announcements to who is staying and who is leaving.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “Pro Wrestling LOVE in Ryogoku ~a biding belief~”, 6/30/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
~ Card order subject to change.
(1) 3WAY Match: Hiroshi Yamato vs. Kazushi Miyamoto [Tenryu Project] vs. Hikaru Sato [Pancrase MISSION]
(2) Masanobu Fuchi & SUSHI vs. Tamon Honda [Free] & MAZADA
(3) 6 Man Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki, Masayuki Kono & Koji Kanemoto vs. Akebono, Ryota Hama & Osamu Nishimura [Free]
(4) Taiyo Kea & Takao Omori vs. Joe Doering & Yasufumi Nakanoueno
(5) KENSO’s Return Single Match: KENSO vs. Go Shiozaki
(6) World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [35th Champion] Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. [Challenger] Minoru Tanaka
~ 4th title defense.
(7) Asia Tag Championship Match: [92nd Champions] Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki vs. [Challengers] Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo
~ 2nd title defense.
(8) Triple Crown Championship Match: [46th Champion] Suwama vs. [Challenger/Champion Carnival Winner] Jun Akiyama
~ Referee: Kyohei Wada
All Japan Event Cards for May & June 2013