7 months ago
[All Japan News] AJP released some updates for the 40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR which starts on October 7 and runs to October 21.
Among the matches announced is the inclusion of Scott Norton who announced over the past weekend that he would be making his return to compete in Japan.
If you followed the results of this weekends results then you know that Maskatsu Funaki retained after a 27+ minute match against Suwama. Taka Omori asserted himself as the next challenger and the match is set to take place on October 21.
The finals of the All Asia Tag Decision Tournament will also Oct. 21 as Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka take on Tomoaki Honma & Kazushi Miyamoto.
The to answer my own question for what is next for Joe Doering? Well it seems that he may be making a push to singles competitor once more as he will be taking on Suwama on 10/21. In the past few months Doering has went from tag team champion with Seiya Sanada to biggest lose cannons in Japan today. Could Joe’s new anger streak prove to be the key to success as a singles competitor?
Before the big show on 10/21, All Japan will be kicking off the 40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR on 10/7 with some lead up matches as well as crowning the first ever GAORA TV Champion. Seiya Sanada, Tomoaki Honma, Yasufumi Nakanoueno and Kazushi Miyamoto will compete in the semi-finals and then the finals of the tournament later on in the night.
Scott Norton makes his return to Japan on 10/7 as he teams with Keiji Mutoh to take on Taiyo Kea and Masanobu Fuchi.
Masakatsu Funaki and Takao Omori will meet in a Triple Crown prelude match.
Then lastly, Suwama and Joe Doering will face off in a 6 man tag before their scheduled singles match as well.
Below are the matches that have been announced for both the 10/7 and 10/21 events.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2012”, 10/7/2012 [Sun] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) GAORA TV Championship, First Champion Decision Tournament, Semi-Final Match: Seiya Sanada vs. Tomoaki Honma
(-) GAORA TV Championship, First Champion Decision Tournament, Semi-Final Match: Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. Kazushi Miyamoto
(-) GAORA TV Championship, First Champion Decision Tournament, Final Match:
() 6 Man Tag Match: Suwama, Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo vs. Joe Doering, NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA
() Special Tag Match: Keiji Mutoh & Scott Norton vs. Taiyo Kea & Masanobu Fuchi
() Triple Crown Prelude 8 Man Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki, Masayuki Kono, Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto vs. Takao Omori, Manabu Soya, KENSO & Ryota Hama
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2012”, 10/21/2012 [Sun] : @ Nagoya International Conference Hall in Aichi
(-) All Asian Tag Championship Decision Tournament Final: “Junior Stars” Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto vs. “Tumeric Storm” Tomoaki Honma & Kazushi Miyamoto
~ Winner become the 89th Champions.
() Suwama vs. Joe Doering
() Triple Crown Championship Match: [45th Champion] Masakatsu Funaki vs. [Challenger] Takao Omori
~ 2nd Defense.