[AJPW News] All Japan held a press conference for the upcoming Triple Crown match between Joe Doering and Go Shiozaki as well as the Asia Tag defense that are both set to take place by the end of this month.
First up the Asia Tag press as Kento Miyahara and Kotaro Suzuki take on the veteran team of Jun Akiyama and Masanobu Fuchi. The veteran team are looking to showcase the history of the promotion as they take on the new generation during the 42nd anniversary of the promotion as well in Giant Baba’s hometwon. The Asia Tag belts are currently the oldest active belts in Japan today and much prestige carries with the belts because of this. Fuchi stated that he is looking to become the oldest wrestler to hold the belts at 60 years old in Genichiro Tenryu, who funny enough was Fuchi’s partner for his reign, held the belt at 54. It has been 10 years since Fuchi has held the belts, but he feels a new sense of purpose to hold a belt once more.
The reigning champions though are eager for this match as it would be nothing more than for the younger talent to defend against established veterans.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “Revival! 2014 Giant Series”, 10/25/2014 [Sat] 18:00 @ Sanjo Sakae Gymnasium in Niigata
(-) Asia Tag Championship Match: [95th Champions] Kento Miyahara & Kotaro Suzuki vs. [Challengers] Jun Akiyama & Masanobu Fuchi
~ 1st title defense.
Then lastly, All Japan stated that the PWF President Dory Funk has recognized Doering’s recent defense of the Triple Crown in Windsor, Ontario, Canada against Rhino. Which now that puts him at 2 successful defenses heading into the match against Shiozaki. That being said the match also marked the first time ever that the Triple Crown has been defended outside of Japan. Doering stated that he is proud and honored to have carved his own bit of history as champion. Doering stated that his power and speed is unmatched and that he is heading into this next defense to win. He stated that there is indeed a sense of pride to be included among the best foreign triple crown champions of the past and including the man he is compared to in Stan Hansen. Doering lastly mentioned that is great to be mentioned alongside them, but as the reigning champion the history is now and he will build a new one.
Shiozaki though noted that he has found out the hard way of Doering’s abilities and strength are more than a match. Shiozaki’s momentum took a major hit at the recent Korakuen Hall show on 10/22 after he suffered the 3 count by the hands of Doering’s Revolution Bomb. Shiozaki stated that he was indeed shocked himself, but after winning the Royal Road tournament, back in September, he is not ready to let his chance at the Triple Crown belt to slip through his grasp once more.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “Revival! 2014 Giant Series”, 10/29/2014 [Wed] 18:30 @ Yamagata City General Sports Center
(-) Triple Crown Championship Match: [50th Champion] Joe Doering vs. [Challenger] Go Shiozaki
~ 3rd title defense.
All Japan Event Cards for September & October 2014