[AJPW News] All Japan announced the full card for their annual fan appreciation show that they will be holding on December 15.
With the full announcement of the show also came that Yoshinobu Kanemaru will finally be defending the World Junior belt against Ultimo Dragon. This match has been months in the making and has been a a match that quite a few fans have been calling to see happen. Only fitting that it will ultimately be taking place on the “fan appreciation show”.
Also announced for the show will see a “Triple Crown prelude” match as Takao Omori looks to further place himself as Akebono’s next contender for the Triple Crown belt. Omori has been calling for a chance at the Triple Crown belts for the last several months and he is now closer than ever to getting the opportunity that he so desires.
SUSHI will also “sort-of” get his early Christmas wish as he called out Jun Akiyama for a singles match before the year was up. Akiyama though turned the tables in a way as he announced that “Mr. Christmas” will be making his return to accept SUSHI’s challenge.
KENSO will also be getting his early wish as he aims to take on Xceed’s youngest member in Kento Miyahara. KENSO will be the lone man from his group for this match, so it should make things more interesting in terms of KENSO have less options at his disposal to easily cheat and run-away, as he has been doing at recent events.
Below is the announced card in full.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “Fan Appreciation Show”, 12/15/2013 [Sun] @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Oshokuji Contention 3WAY Match: Masanobu Fuchi vs. Masao Inoue [Free] vs. Hikaru Sato [Pancrase MISSION]
(2) Ｘｃｅｅｄ ｖｓ Ｓｔａｔｅｓｍａｎｓ Tag Match: Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki vs. Osamu Nishimura [Free] & Ryuji Hijikata [Free]
(3) Xceed vs. DK Tag Match: Kento Miyahara vs. KENSO
(4) Pre-Christmas Special Single Match: Mr. Christmas (Jun Akiyama) vs. SUSHI
(5) World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. [Challenger] Ultimo Dragon
~7th title defense.
(6) Akebono & Go Shiozaki vs. Suwama & Takao Omori