[AJPW News] All Japan held a press conference to formally announce the next Triple Crown match that will be held on February 23 in Okinawa, Japan.
With the start of this last tour, it was uncertain to whom would be facing the reigning Triple Crown champion for his next defense. Akebono stated previously that he wanted to defend the belt in Okinawa, but at that time no one had truly asserted themselves as the rightful contender. That all changed though in this last small tour as Shiozaki asserted himself as the top bid and then defeated the Triple Crown champion on the last day of the tour. This led Akebono to no choice but to accept the match, and All Japan themselves formally announced the match to be official. This will mark Shiozaki’s second time challenging for the Triple Crown belt.
Only the TC match has been announced as of this time.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “Yell Create presents 2014 Okinawa IMPACT vol. 1”, 2/23/2014 [Sun] 16:00 @ Okinawa Convention Center
() Triple Crown Championship Match: [47th Champion] Akebono vs. [Challenger] Go Shiozaki
~ 3rd title defense.
AJPW Event Cards for January & February 2014