defending the World Jr. belt against bitter rival and recent tag partner Hikaru Sato. These two have had a very up and down past as rivals in the ring and even somehow finding a way too work together while being tag partners in the recent Jr. Tag League. Yamato has been on fire since winning the jr. belt and he is looking to make his first reign a memorable one.
The World Tag belts will be defended as Takao Omori & Manabu Soya will be taking on Joe Doering and partner that has yet to be announced. Omori & Manabu have finally found their groove as a cohesive unit, but will the new mean streak of Joe’s prove to be more than WILD.
Then we have the mystery partner which at this time “I am thinking” that it could turn out to be, the recently returned to pro wrestling competition, Rene Dupree, who has been out for quite sometime due to injury.
Then the headlining match for the final event of the month on September 23rd will see the newly crowned Triple Crown Champion Masakatsu Funaki defending against the “Ace of All Japan” Suwama.
These two have face off a few times in the past, when Suwama was the reigning champion back in 2010, with Suwama proving to be the better man of the matches, but this time around Funaki has shown a new purpose and intensity. Funaki’s Hick Kick to Hybrid Blaster combination has proven to be his money maker as of late, and the new champion says that he will fight to keep the belt.http://www.puroresuspirit.com/2012/08/26/all-japan-event-cards-for-september-october-2012/ All Japan Pro-Wrestling “40th Anniversary Year 2012 FLASHING TOUR”, 9/8/2012 [Sat] 18:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) World Junior Prelude Tag Match
: Hiroshi Yamato & Masanobu Fuchi vs. Hikaru Sato [Pancrase MISSION] & Michael Nakazawa [DDT]
(-) World Tag Prelude Match
: Takao Omori & Manabu Soya vs. Joe Doering & (to be announced)
(-) Triple Crown Prelude 6 Man Tag Match
: “STACK OF ARMS” Masakatsu Funaki, Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto vs. “TEAM DESTRUCTION/Team 246” Suwama, Shuji Kondo & Kaz Hayashi
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(-) World Junior Heavy Championship Match
: [33rd Champion] Hiroshi Yamato vs. [Challenger] Hikaru Sato [Pancrase MISSION] ~ 2nd Title Defense.
(-) World Tag Championship Match
: [63rd Champions] “GET WILD” Takao Omori & Manabu Soya vs. [Challengers] Joe Doering & (to be announced) ~ 3rd Title Defense.
(-) Triple Crown Championship Match
: [Champion] Masakatsu Funaki vs. [Challenger] Suwama ~ 1st Title Defense.