Genichiro Tenryu (62) announced that he is committed to make his return to the ring at the end of year on December 29. Tenryu has been out of action since November of 2011 due to suffering from lumbar spinal canal stenosis. Tenryu has under
went surgery and is currently still undergoing rehabilitation.
Tenryu announced this at today’s Tenryu Project (result still pending at this time), but the main event saw Minoru Suzuki going against Tenryu’s current student in Kazushi Miyamoto, who you might recognize in All Japan as of late. Minoru Suzuki  pretty much dominated the 33 year Miyamoto in the scheduled 2 out of 3 falls match. This is what seems to be pushing Tenryu to return as soon as possible as Suzuki called out after the match that he wants to face Tenryu as soon as he is able to return to the ring.
Next year, 2013, marks the 50th year for Tenryu’s life as a fighter, since first becoming a sumo wrestler in 1963 while he was still in Junior High School. Tenryu wants to still be active in the milestone and to make it meaningful.