Following his win at yesterday’s show, Hiroshi Yamato announced that he would be going after a championship in the EWP Intercontinental belt which is currently held by Leon Van Gasteren. Well today W-1 announced that Gasteren will indeed be coming to Japan to with the belt as well as another EWP wrestler in Ecki Eckstein.
Both have been announced to be competing in W-1, at this time, for the first time on April 27 to the May 4 “Golden Week” shows.
W-1 also announced the early card for the upcoming Tokyo Dome City Hall show on May 4.
Manabu Soya addressed the press following the outcome of yesterday’s show between him and KAI. Soya declared that what he said will stand and that if he wins “KAI will have to resign from W-1” but if KAI wins “he will be exiled from competing in the main events”. Which is indeed a change of words from yesterday, giving Soya more of a logical edge, but still not a position that the “self-proclaimed ace” KAI will want to be in.
Side note: To continue on with the ZERO1 vs. Soya situation. Soya made a bid to become the matchmaker for ZERO1. Now we wait and see whose nerve gets struck on this one…maybe Takuya Sugawara since he is the current ZERO1 matchmaker.
Yasufumi Nakanoueno & Seiki Yoshioka have earned themselves a KO-D Tag title shot against K-DOJO’s Yuji Hino & HIROKI after an upset win, flash pin, over the duo at yesterday’s Korakuen Hall show. Though the victory was short lived as “the powerhouse” Hino took out both W-1 stars in anger.
Then, as noted above, Hiroshi Yamato will be getting an EWP Intercontinental title match against Leon Von Gasteren. Yamato added that he is aiming to claim the belt and make it the junior belt of W-1.
Below is the announced card at this time…
WRESTLE-1 “WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2014 Cherry blossom”, 5/4/2014 [Sun] 16:00 @ Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo
() Special Single Match: KAI vs. Manabu Soya [FREE]
() STRONGEST-K TAG Championship Match: [27th Champions] Yuji Hino & HIROKI vs. [Challengers] Yasufumi Nakanoueno & Seiki Yoshioka
~ 2nd title defense.
() EWP Intercontintal Championship Match: [Champion] Leon Von Gasteren vs. [Challenger] Hiroshi Yamato
~ Also announced to be competing… Great Muta, Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW], Tatsumi Fujinami [DRADITION], LEONA (Fujinami) [DRADITION], and more…