[ZERO1 News] Pro Wrestling ZERO1 held a press conference before their upcoming show at the Korakuen Hall on October 16. Two title matches are signed for the event with the first of the night seeing Jason New and Craig Classic going up against the reigning Jr. Tag Champions Frank David and Sean Guinness. Jason New holds a pinfall victory over Guinnes from the September 30th show and is looking to carry that momentum into his first ZERO1 title win. Also announced for the show is James Raideen will be going against Yusuke Obata for the UN Heavyweight belt. Raideen called out Obata a while back for a title match and tomorrow he will have his chance to claim his first title after officially joining ZERO1. Obata has been on the sideline due to a minor injury, but he himself recently joined ZERO1 and is looking to remain a fighting champion. Also it seems that the Shito Ueda & Maybach-β vs. Ryoji Sai & Zeus could very well determine the next challenger for the UN Belt. Maybach has stated that he wants a title shot and a win for his scheduled bout tomorrow could very well lead him to the title match against either Obata or Raideen.
Atsushi Onita has announced that he aims to take control of Akebono’s ZERO64 unit while Akebono is sidelined due to illness. Onita announced that he will take over the team and its members until Akebono can return. Onita will team with Sugawara & Mineo Fujita to take on the ZERO1 team of Shinjiro Otani, KAMIKAZE & Yoshikazu Yokoyama. Though it seems that Sugawara may not really be in favor of Onita’s decision without first consulting that actual members of the team. It will be interesting to see if Sugawara will decided to work along with Onita or if there might be some friction within the unit. It was also determined that the 6 man tag match will be contested under Deathmatch rules with the ZERO1 team ready for the challenge.
Kohei Sato will be carrying the charge for ZERO1 as he will have a GHC Heavy Championship shot against Takeshi Morishima on October 27 and the main event for tomorrow’s show will see Sato and Masato Tanaka taking on the NOAH team of Takeshi Morishima & Takashi Sugiura. NOAH managed to pull out the 3-2 victory from the NOAH vs. ZERO1 matches that were set from the NOAH show on October 8. With Sato and Tanaka being the two from ZERO1 to win their singles matches. Sato is looking to take control over the “war” by winning the top title in NOAH and proving that ZERO1 is the better promotion.
During the press conference Daichi Hashimoto confronted Takashi Sugiura.
Daichi Hashimoto lost to Sugiura on October 8th and it seems that he doesn’t see the loss as the end of anything. Daichi called out Sugiura for one more match.
Pro Wrestling ZERO1 “ZERO1☆WORLD”, 10/16/2012 [Tue] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo (1) Ikuto Hidaka vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa (2) Paul Tracey & Phil Boyd vs. Daichi Hashimoto & Tim Edison (3) Shito Ueda & Maybach-β vs. Ryoji Sai & Zeus [Osaka] (4) International Light Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Frank David & Sean Guinness vs. [Challengers] Jason New & Craig Classic (5) ScrambleBunkhouseDeath Match: “GEDO64” Atsushi Onita, Takuya Sugawara & Mineo Fujita vs. Shinjiro Otani, KAMIKAZE & Yoshikazu Yokoyama
(6) UN Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Yusaku Obata vs. [Challenger] James Raideen (7) ZERO1 vs. NOAH Tag Match: Masato Tanaka & Kohei Sato vs. Takeshi Morishima & Takashi Sugiura