[AJPW News] All Japan has added another title match to the Jan. 3rd show as SUSHI defends the GAORA TV Championship against DDT’s Soma Takao.
The two were originally scheduled to compete in a singles match, but at DDT’s show at the Korakuen Hall on the 12/23, Takao made it know that he wants to face SUSHI for the GAORA TV belt on the 1/3 AJPW @ Korakuen Hall show. The AJPW Board of Directors thought over this request and decided that it would be fitting addition.
SUSHI is stated to be be glad that the match will have the belt on the line and he aspires to be apart of a double title event with Akebono defending his Triple Crown later that day. Soma stated that it is his aim to finally bring a belt to Team Drift (Dream Team Futures) as they have been actively competing in All Japan over the last couple months.
During the comment section of the conference, it was hinted at the match could be undergoing with a special rule. A Sushioke vs. Basin match (as you can see Soma holding the metal basin), to what that really means, I guess we will see.
Below is the updated card for the 1/3 show.
All Japan Pro Wrestling “New Year Wars 2013”, 1/3/2013 [Fri] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki vs. Shigehiro Irie & Keisuke Ishii [both DDT]
(-) Tyson Dux vs. Jon Bolen
(-) Osamu Nishimura [Free] & Ryuji Hijikata [Free] vs. KENSO & Mitsuya Nagai [DRADITION]
(-) Go Shiozaki & Kento Miyahara [Free] vs. Ultimo Dragon [Toryumon MEXICO] & Hikaru Sato [Pancrase MISSION]
(-) GAORA TV Championship Match: [3rd Champion] SUSHI vs. [Challenger] Soma Takao (DDT)
~ 1st title defense.
(-) Masanobu Fuchi 60th Birthday Commemorative Special Match: Masanobu Fuchi, Suwama & Taiyo Kea vs. Jun Akiyama, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Masao Inoue [Free]
(-) Triple Crown Championship Match: [47th Champion] Akebono vs. [Challenger] Takao Omori
~ second title defense.