1. Notes: 4 / 10 months ago 

    [W-1 News] The TNA World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles has arrived in Japan.

    Styles stated that he “did not come to all this way to Japan to lose” and that “the Japanese wrestling fans are going to see some of the highest levels of pro wrestling that they have seen in a long time.”

    This will be AJ Styles’ first match competing in Japan since August of 2008, but right now he said that it is his role as champion to defend the belt all over the word.

    Styles admitted that he does not know much about Seiya Sanada, but he heard that Sanada is considered a “young ace” candidate in the promotion.
    Styles was then asked about how he plans to go through the match. He said that he has many moves from his “Styles Clash” to the “Spiral Tap”. Styles was then asked about a new submission move, with Styles stating that they could indeed see the “Calf Killer” being used in the match.

    Styles was then asked about his thoughts in general about W-1, Styles stated that all he knows is that it is a new promotion that Great Muta (Keiji Mutoh) is in charge of. That there are a lot of good talent.
    Styles was asked about who he would want to face in W-1? In which he replied “Great Muta”, “as he is an icon in the world of professional wrestling.” He further added that hopes to have a match against him some day.

    Below is the only announced match for the event and the complete list of competing talent. It has become a staple of W-1 to not announce the matches until the day of the show, and so far it has worked out to benefit them.

    TNA released an update on Styles defending the belt in Japan.
    TNA President Dixie Carter has made it clear that AJ Styles is no longer the TNA World Heavyweight Champion and is not authorized to defend the title.  A tournament is underway to determine a new TNA World Heavyweight Champion and continues next Thusday at our special Turning Point broadcast LIVE and FREE on SpikeTV.

    Regardless of what Carter may say, Styles “will” be defending the belt as the champion in less than 24 hours against Sanada.

    WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2013, 11/16/2013 [Sat] 18:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

    (-) TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] AJ Styles vs. [Challenger] Seiya Sanada

    Announced to be competing:
    Masakatsu Funaki
    Kaz Hayashi
    Shuji Kondo
    Minoru Tanaka
    Koji Kanemoto
    Seiya Sanada
    Hiroshi Yamato
    Ryota Hama
    Yasufumi Nakanoueno
    Andy Wu
    Daiki Inaba
    Seiki Yoshioka

    Masayuki Kono
    Ryoji Sai
    Rene Dupree

    NOSAWA Rongai

    Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW]
    El Hijo del Pantera
    Yukie Abe
    Hanako Nakamori
    AJ Styles [Formerly of TNA *storyline*]
    Rob Terry [TNA]
    Jay Bradley [TNA]
    +3 more wrestlers to be announced

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