Genichiro Tenryu held a press conference to formally announce that Kazuchika Okada will indeed be his final opponent when he officially retires on November 15.
Tenryu stated that his reasons for this match is that Okada has won the Tokyo Sports Grand Prize MVP award for a consecutive year. Something that only a few wrestlers have ever achieved in Antonio Inoki, Jumbo Tsuruta, and Tenryu himself. Tenryu of course being the only active competitor left with that right saw this is as opportunity to officially close an era while in the current one. Tenryu aims to fully showcase the Showa era of professional wrestling one last time.
The conference also featured other wrestlers who will be featured on the show. Suwama (AJPW), Great Kojika (BJW), Yoshinari Ogawa (NOAH), Ricky Fuji (K-DOJO), Sanshiro Takagi (DDT), Kenichiro Arai (DG), Takashi Sasaki (FREEDOMS), KAI (W-1), Arashi, Kouki Kitahara, Buki, and Dragon JOKER (all from Tenryu Project).
~Genichiro Tenryu Retirement ~ Kakumei Shuen ~ Revolution FINAL~, 11/15/2015 [Sun] 15:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
(-) Single Match – 60 Min Time Limit: Genichiro Tenryu vs. Kazuchika Okada
[Tenryu Project News] Genichiro Tenryu’s retirement road continues as a big tag match has been announced for the next Tenryu Project show on September 9th at the Korakuen Hall.
It will be Genichiro Tenryu teaming with freelance wrestler Katsuyori Shibata as they take on the Suzuki-gun team of Minoru Suzuki and Takashi Iizuka.
The show will also see two title defense as Dragon JOKER and Kotaro Nasu will face-off over the vacant UWA World Jr. belt and Kawakami, Buki & Hikaru Sato defend the World 6 MAn Tag belts against Arashi, Kitahara, and Murakami. The 51 year old Kitahara will be making his in-ring return after spending the last 5 years on the sideline. Kitahara claims that he is finally in a healthy condition to compete and wants to actively compete once more before his teacher Tenryu officially retires this year.
The full card for the show is as follows…
Tenryu Project “Genichiro Tenryu Retirement ~ Revolution FINAL TOUR in KORAKUEN”, 9/2/2015 [Wed] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) UWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship Playoff: Dragon JOKER vs. Kotaro Nasu
~ Winner becomes the 26th champion.
() Kenichiro Arai & Kendo Kashin vs.
Yoshinari Ogawa & NOSAWA Rongai
Great Kojika & Kikutaro vs. Great Kabuki & Ricky Fuji
() Yuji Hino & Minoru Fujita vs. Tomohiro Ishii & Kuuga
() World 6 Man Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Ryuichi Kawakami, Buki & Hikaru Sato vs. [Challengers] Arashi, Koki Kitahara & Kazunari Murakami
() Genichiro Tenryu & Katsuyori Shibata vs. Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka