[W-1 News] More title matches have been made official and they also announced more matches for their next show on May 23 at Shinjuku FACE.
Following the show this weekend, Shuji Kondo has earned the chance to challenge Hideki Suzuki for the W-1 Championship on June 18. Kondo stated that it is time more than ever to showcase his strength and experience as he vowed that he will recapture the belt from the outsider champion.
Though before that “Team 246” Kondo and Kaz Hayashi will be defending the W-1 Tag belts against the Gurentai duo of NOSAWA Rongai and MAZADA on May 23. The reigning champions will be making their 7th defense of the belts against a team that has as a strong unity and bond, if even more so, than the champions themselves. Both Kaz and Kondo look to continue building up the tag belts while the challengers look to make the most of their first chance at the belts.
Then finally it has been made official that Minoru Tanaka will be defending Cruiserweight belt against TAJIRI on 5/23. TAJIRI managed to pull an upset win over Minoru this past weekend involving the EWP belt and looks to do it once more now with one of the champions other belts on the line.
Below are the announced event cards at this time…
“WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2015 ROYAL BATTLE WEEKEND”, 5/23/2015 [Sat] 18:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
(-) Seiki Yoshioka & Hiroki Murase vs. Jay Freddie & Yoshihiro Horaguchi [K-DOJO]
(-) WRESTLE-1 vs DESPERADO 8 Man Tag Match: KAI, Hiroshi Yamato, Yasufumi Nakanoue & Andy Wu vs. Masayuki Kono, KAZMA SAKAMOTO, Koji Doi & El Hijo del Pantera
(-) Masakatsu Funaki, Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio & Shotaro Ashino vs. AKIRA, Manabu Soya & Kumagoro
(-) Ryota Hama vs. The Punisher Big Brute
(-) W-1 Cruiserweight Championship Match: [1st Champion] Minoru Tanaka vs. [Challenger] TAJIRI
(-) WRESTLE-1 Tag Championship Match: [1st Champions] “Team 246” Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo vs. [Challenger] NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA
~ 7th title defense.
“WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2015 ROYAL BATTLE WEEKEND”, 5/30/2015 [Sat] 18:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
(-) Road to KEIJI MUTO Semi-final Round Match: Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio vs. Koji Doi
(-) Road to KEIJI MUTO Semi-final Round Match: Seiki Yoshioka vs. Jay Freddie
(-) Road to KEIJI MUTO Final Match:
“WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2015 OUTBREAK”, 6/18/2015 [Thu] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) Road to KEIJI MUTO Special Single Match: Keiji Mutoh vs. (winner)
(-) WRESTLE-1 Championship Match: [4th Champion] Hideki Suzuki (FREE) vs. [Challenger] Shuji Kondo
~ 2nd title defense.