[RJPW News] The First Tiger Mask, Satoru Sayama, held a press conference to announce that a new “masked Tiger” will be making his debut in December.
This new masked man will be known as Great Tiger and as of right now his nationality, height, and weight is a mystery. This new Tiger originally had a few names to choose from with “Tiger Riki”, “Takatouman”, “Mask of Drago”, and lastly “Great Tiger”, but Sayama seen his student as a the ultimate weapon and decided that Great Tiger will suit him the best.
Great Tiger then made his first public appearance and showed that he is indeed a very tall person and was noted as appearing to be a physique of an athlete. Sayama stated that he cannot reveal this Tiger’s history with martial arts, but that he is very skilled. He hopes that this new Tiger can carry the meaning of “Strong Style” with him through the future of professional wrestling.
Sayama also addressed his attention to what may be his opponent for the show in Atsushi Onita. These two have had numerous matches over the last year, but it seems now that Tiger wants to the match to be completely under strong style rules. Though knowing Onita he will have something to either say otherwise, or find some way to use his barbed-wire bat or even a poison mist.
Below is the announced card at this time.
Real Japan Pro-Wrestling, 12/12/2013 [Thu] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) Legend Championship Match: [Champion] Super Tiger vs. [Challenger] Tiger Shark
Also announced to be competing…
The First Tiger Mask
Tatsumi Fujinami [DRADITION]
Riki Choshu [RikiPro]
Ultimo Dragon [Toryumon MEXICO]
Yuki Ishikawa [Battle Arts Academy Canada]
Alexander Otsuka [AODC]
Masao Orihara [Mobius]
Mitsuya Nagai [DRADITION]
Gran Hamada [Free]
Super Rider [RJPW]
Hayato Mashita [RJPW]
Great Tiger [RJPW] – debut