Posts tagged "hiroshi yamato"
  1. Notes: 1 / 2 days ago 

    WRESTLE-1 news for April 18, 2014

    imageFollowing his win at yesterday’s show, Hiroshi Yamato announced that he would be going after a championship in the EWP Intercontinental belt which is currently held by Leon Van Gasteren. Well today W-1 announced that Gasteren will indeed be coming to Japan to with the belt as well as another EWP wrestler in Ecki Eckstein.
    Both have been announced to be competing in W-1, at this time, for the first time on April 27 to the May 4 “Golden Week” shows.

    imageW-1 also announced the early card for the upcoming Tokyo Dome City Hall show on May 4.

    Manabu Soya addressed the press following the outcome of yesterday’s show between him and KAI. Soya declared that what he said will stand and that if he wins “KAI will have to resign from W-1” but if KAI wins “he will be exiled from competing in the main events”. Which is indeed a change of words from yesterday, giving Soya more of a logical edge, but still not a position that the “self-proclaimed ace” KAI will want to be in.

    Side note: To continue on with the ZERO1 vs. Soya situation. Soya made a bid to become the matchmaker for ZERO1. Now we wait and see whose nerve gets struck on this one…maybe Takuya Sugawara since he is the current ZERO1 matchmaker.

    Yasufumi Nakanoueno & Seiki Yoshioka have earned themselves a KO-D Tag title shot against K-DOJO’s Yuji Hino & HIROKI after an upset win, flash pin, over the duo at yesterday’s Korakuen Hall show. Though the victory was short lived as “the powerhouse” Hino took out both W-1 stars in anger.

    Then, as noted above, Hiroshi Yamato will be getting an EWP Intercontinental title match against Leon Von Gasteren. Yamato added that he is aiming to claim the belt and make it the junior belt of W-1.
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    Below is the announced card at this time…

    WRESTLE-1 “WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2014 Cherry blossom”, 5/4/2014 [Sun] 16:00 @ Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo

    () Special Single Match: KAI vs. Manabu Soya [FREE]

    () STRONGEST-K TAG Championship Match: [27th Champions] Yuji Hino & HIROKI vs. [Challengers] Yasufumi Nakanoueno & Seiki Yoshioka
    ~ 2nd title defense.

    () EWP Intercontintal Championship Match: [Champion] Leon Von Gasteren vs. [Challenger] Hiroshi Yamato

    ~ Also announced to be competing… Great Muta, Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW], Tatsumi Fujinami [DRADITION], LEONA (Fujinami) [DRADITION], and more…

  2. Notes: 1 / 1 month ago 

    WRESTLE-1 results for February 22, 2014

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    WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2014 WEST SIDE STORY, 2/22/2014 [Sat] 18:00 @ Fukuyama Big Rose in Hiroshima

    (1) Rob Terry vs. NOSAWA Rongai
    Winner: Terry (4:05) with an Avalanche Hold.

    (2) Shu Shibutani vs. Hikaru Shida
    Winner: Shida (5:26) following a Running Knee Lift.

    (3) Ryota Hama & Andy Wu vs. Yoshihiro Takayama & MAZADA
    Winner: Wu  (8:43) via pinfall on MAZADA.

    (4) Masakatsu Funaki vs. Ryoji Sai
    Winner: No Contest (5:55) DESPERADO interfered.
    ~ Former PRIDE fighter Kazuhiro Nakamura made the save for Funaki, as they were in Nakamura’s hometown.
    ~ Kono challenged Funaki and Nakamura to fight DESPERADO later tonight.

    (5) Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo vs. Yasufumi Nakanoueno & Seiki Yoshioka
    Winner: Hayashi (11:56) following a Power Plant on Yoshioka.
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    (6) 8 Man Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki, Seiya Sanada, Manabu Soya & Kazuhiro Nakamura vs. Masayuki Kono, Ryoji Sai, KAZMA SAKAMOTO & Rene Dupree
    Winner: Sanada (12:18) with a Rounding Body Press on KAZMA.
    ~ Nakamura stated that he has no intention on appearing in a pro-wrestling ring again after tonight, more or less just a one-off, but he could not sit back and watch a friend get assaulted. He thanked everyone for coming out tonight.
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    (7) KAI & Hiroshi Yamato vs. Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto
    Winner: KAI (18:34) with the Splash Plancha on Minoru.
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  3. Notes: 1 / 5 months ago 

    Hiroshi Yamato Produced Show (W-1) results for October 26, 2013

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    Hiroshi Yamato Produced Show “Oamishirasato Charity Event”, 10/26/2013 [Sat] 17:00 @ Oamishirasato Arena, sub-arena in Chiba
    750 Spectators

    (1) Shuji Kondo & Koji Kanemoto vs. Daiki Inaba & Seiki Yoshioka
    Winner: Kanemoto (10:01) with an Ankle Hold on Seiki.

    (2) Mio Shirai vs. Bambi
    Winner: Shirai (6:47) with the Purple Flash.

    (3) 3WAY Match: Ryota Hama vs. MAZADA vs. Hiroshi Yamato
    Winner: Hama (7:41) with a Raiden Drop on MAZADA.

    (4) Seiya Sanada & Minoru Tanaka vs. Kaz Hayashi & El Hijo del Pantera
    Winner: Sanada (9:37) following an Ace Crusher on Pantera.

    (5) Masayuki Kono & Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. Masayuki Kono & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
    Winner: Kono (10:42) following a Knee Lift on Nakanoueno.
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    (6) Hiroshi Yamato & KAI vs. Yoshihiro Takayama [Takayama Hall] & NOSAWA Rongai
    Winner: Yamato (16:24) following a Northern Light Bomb on NOSAWA.
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    Next up for WRESTLE-1 is another Hiroshi Yamato charity event on November 9th in Kamaishi City, Iwate, Japan.

  4. Notes: 1 / 6 months ago 
    [ZERO1 / W-1 News] Ryoji Sai, KAZMA, and Masayuki Kono held a joint press meeting following a training session in the ZERO1 Dojo.Sai & KAZMA aimed to address the match was announced pitting them against W-1’s Hiroshi Yamato & Yasufumi Nakanoueno on the upcoming ZERO1 show on Sept. 28th. The group currently is known as the Kono-gun “Kono Army” (pseudonym) and they will all 3 be at Shinkiba. Sai mentioned that no one can compare to Kono, Kohei Sato, and himself when it comes to size. All 3 of them men stand at 190cm+ and they aim to use it to their advantage.Though currently Kohei is out with an an injury and in his place KAZMA has been brought in to get a chance that he deserves.KAZMA stated that “you have to grab your chance, you have to setup your own push.” This is clearly what they started within W-1."No one will be able to help Nakanoue & Yamato on the 28th. It is just you two."Kono stated that this group is more than just one individual, so the Kono-gun is nothing more than a label for now. “We finished the first raising tour in W-1 and out size and power was asserted. Come September 28, the fate of W-1 will land in ZERO1.”The group appear to have nothing more than confidence heading into this scheduled match on the 28th, and this doesn’t seem to be good news for the W-1 duo that they will face.Pro Wrestling ZERO1 “WRESTLES Shinkiba Event”, 9/28/2013 [Sat] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo(-) ZERO1 vs WNC 6 Man Tag Match: Daemon Ueda, Yoshikazu Yokoyama & Rikiya Fudo vs. Koji Doi, Jiro Kuroshio & Yoshihiro Horaguchi (-) ZERO1 vs W-1 Tag Match: Ryoji Sai & KAZMA SAKAMOTO vs. Hiroshi Yamato & Yasufumi Nakanoueno(-) Japan vs China Jr. Tag Match: Takuya Sugawara & Mineo Fujita vs. Jason Lee & Choun Shiryu(-) Shinjiro Otani & Masato Tanaka vs. Ikuto Hidaka & Fujita “Jr” Hayato [Michinoku](-) World Heavyweight Next Contendership Match: KAMIKAZE vs. Yusaku Obata

    [ZERO1 / W-1 News] Ryoji Sai, KAZMA, and Masayuki Kono held a joint press meeting following a training session in the ZERO1 Dojo.

    Sai & KAZMA aimed to address the match was announced pitting them against W-1’s Hiroshi Yamato & Yasufumi Nakanoueno on the upcoming ZERO1 show on Sept. 28th. The group currently is known as the Kono-gun “Kono Army” (pseudonym) and they will all 3 be at Shinkiba. Sai mentioned that no one can compare to Kono, Kohei Sato, and himself when it comes to size. All 3 of them men stand at 190cm+ and they aim to use it to their advantage.
    Though currently Kohei is out with an an injury and in his place KAZMA has been brought in to get a chance that he deserves.

    KAZMA stated that “you have to grab your chance, you have to setup your own push.” This is clearly what they started within W-1.
    "No one will be able to help Nakanoue & Yamato on the 28th. It is just you two."

    Kono stated that this group is more than just one individual, so the Kono-gun is nothing more than a label for now. “We finished the first raising tour in W-1 and out size and power was asserted. Come September 28, the fate of W-1 will land in ZERO1.”

    The group appear to have nothing more than confidence heading into this scheduled match on the 28th, and this doesn’t seem to be good news for the W-1 duo that they will face.

    Pro Wrestling ZERO1 “WRESTLES Shinkiba Event”, 9/28/2013 [Sat] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo

    (-) ZERO1 vs WNC 6 Man Tag Match: Daemon Ueda, Yoshikazu Yokoyama & Rikiya Fudo vs. Koji Doi, Jiro Kuroshio & Yoshihiro Horaguchi
    (-) ZERO1 vs W-1 Tag Match: Ryoji Sai & KAZMA SAKAMOTO vs. Hiroshi Yamato & Yasufumi Nakanoueno
    (-) Japan vs China Jr. Tag Match: Takuya Sugawara & Mineo Fujita vs. Jason Lee & Choun Shiryu
    (-) Shinjiro Otani & Masato Tanaka vs. Ikuto Hidaka & Fujita “Jr” Hayato [Michinoku]
    (-) World Heavyweight Next Contendership Match: KAMIKAZE vs. Yusaku Obata

     
  5. 7 months ago 

    WRESTLE-1 results for September 22, 2013

    WRESTLE-1 “Raising an Army Tour”, 9/22/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @
    Ishikawa Prefectural Industrial Exhibition Hall, 3rd Building (Kanazawa City)
    1508 Spectators (packed house)

    ~ Hiroshi Hase came out to do commentary for the whole event.

    (1) TAJIRI [WNC] vs. Rene Dupree
    Winner: TAJIRI (9:38) following a Middle Kick to Dupree’s face.

    (2) 3WAY Match: Ryota Hama vs. Zodiac vs. Otokozakari
    Winner: Hama (5:41) with a Raiden Drop on Otokozakari.

    (3) Daiki Inaba & Seiki Yoshioka vs. NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA
    Winner: NOSAWA (8:37) following a Super Kick to Inaba.

    ~ A video played on the screen showing Sanada coming in to confront KAI. Sanada provoked KAI before their match later-on tonight.

    (4) Joshi Pro-Wrestling Match: Shuri vs. Makoto
    Winner: Shuri (7:26) with a German Suplex Hold.

    (5) Hiroshi Yamato vs. Manabu Nakanishi [NJPW]
    Winner: Nakanishi (8:15) with an Argentine Backbreaker.

    (6) “Team 246” Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo vs. “Junior Stars” Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto [Free]
    Winner: Minoru (12:56) with the HEAT Clutch on Hayashi.
    ~ Junior Stars with the win, and after the match there was an agreement made over an open-division.

    (7) KAI vs. Seiya Sanada
    Winner: Sanada (13:18) with a Moonsault Press.
    ~ Sanada and KAI are now equal with 2-2, wins and loses.
    ~ Sanada stated that he wants another opponent than just KAI. NOSAWA & MAZADA came out to be seconds for Sanada.
    (Gurentai possibly looking to bring in the freelance Sanada?)

    (8) Keiji Mutoh, Masakatsu Funaki & Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. Masayuki Kono, Ryoji Sai & KAZMA SAKAMOTO
    Winner: Kono (13:50) following a Giant Knee Drop on Nakanoueno.
    ~ After the match Kono, Sai & KAZMA continued attacking the other team.
    ~ Hiroshi Hase who was at ringside apparently had enough of it and jumped in the ring to make the save. Huge fan outcry for Hase.
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  6. Notes: 6 / 7 months ago 

    WRESTLE-1 [Debut Show] results for September 8, 2013

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    WRESTLE-1 “Raising an Army Commemorative Event”, 9/8/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @ Tokyo Dome City Hall
    2,500 Spectators (sold-out overcrowded)

    ~ Kannazuki (fake Mutoh), Keiji Mutoh, and even Kenta Kobashi came out to great with the fans before the show began. Kobashi was announced the special guest commentator for the show.

    (1) Daiki Inaba’s Japan Debut Match: Hiroshi Yamato & Daiki Inaba vs. “Tokyo Gurentai” NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA
    Winner: Yamato (6:38) following a Northern Light Bomb on NOSAWA.

    (2) Ryota Hama & Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. “ZERO1” Ryoji Sai & Kohei Sato
    Winner: Sato (10:18) following a Piledriver on Nakanoueno.
    ~ It seems the ZERO1 team might be here to stay by defeating the W1 team.

    (3) Joshi Pro-Wrestling Match: Yoshiko [Stardom] vs. Mayu Iwatani [Stardom]
    Winner: Yoshiko (6:26) following a Diving Senton.

    (4) Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto vs. Fujita “Jr” Hayato [Michinoku] & Masaaki Mochizuki [Dragon Gate]
    Winner: Kanemoto (13:08) with an Ankle Hold on Hayato.
    ~ Junior Stars are back together once more.
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    (5) Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo vs. “BJW” Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi
    Winner: Sekimoto (15:20) with a German Suplex Hold on Kondo.
    ~ Kondo swore that he would overcome Sekimoto & Okabyashi in the future.
    ~ It was made mention that this could be the first steps of the true open-division being built.
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    (6) Masakatsu Funaki & Masayuki Kono vs. “Laughter7” Kazushi Sakuraba & Katsuyori Shibata
    Winner: Sakuraba (16:30) with a Chickenwing Facelock on Kono.
    ~ Saku & Shibata with the huge surprise of the night, and a huge reunion for Funaki and the Laughter7 duo.
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    ~ Both Sakuraba and Shibata showed their respects to Funaki.
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    ~ Sato & Sai came out after the match and shockingly Kono turned on Funaki with a chair assault. Kono has aligned himself with the ZERO1 duo.
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    (7) KAI vs. Seiya Sanada
    Winner: KAI (16:41) with the Splash Plancha.
    ~ KAI claimed that he would be aiming to be crowned W1’s “new generation” ace and with the win today he has certainly gained himself some significant footing.
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    ~ After the match it was announced that TNA’s Jeff Jarrett will be making his debut in WRESTLE-1 on October 6th (10.6) at the Korakuen Hall.

    (8) W1’s Debut Main Event: Keiji Mutoh & Bob Sapp vs. Rene Dupree & Zodiac
    Winner: Mutoh (10:30) with a Moonsault Press on Dupree.
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    ~ Mutoh declared that WRESTLE-1’s aim is to become the leader in the industry.
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  7. 7 months ago 

    All Japan Official Videos for September 6, 2013

    KAI vs. Hiroshi Yamato, World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match, from August 12, 2012 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.
    ~ KAI is reigning and defending World Junior Heayweight Champion and he takes on once his closest friends in the business in Hiroshi Yamato. These two have been the closest of teammates in the ring to have some of the more physical matches in All Japan when they are placed against one another. KAI would be coming off of a huge victory over the DDT invader Kenny Omega, but Yamato is also ready to get his name out there as worthy champion much like KAI.

    Takao Omori vs. Manabu Soya, WILD Street Fight Match, from August 12, 2012 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.
    ~ GET WILD would take part in a special street fight match against one another which would see the two wearing street clothes, some interesting choices, and going to battle without any rules to hold them back to “get wild”.

  8. Notes: 12 / 9 months ago 

    [Keiji Mutoh Update] It has beeen announced that Keiji Mutoh [50] will be indeed be raising a new promotion with a familiar name as “WRESTLE-1” (W-1). The “new” W-1 will be holding their first show on September 8th (9/8/2013) at the Tokyo Dome City Hall. Keiji Mutoh declared that “Pro-Wrestling LOVE” will continue with this new venture.

    With the announcement of the new promotion is also the talent that will be competing as well. Keiji Mutoh himself, Masakatsu Funaki [44], Kaz Hayashi [40], Shuji Kondo [35], KAI [30], Ryota Hama [33], Masayuki Kono [33], Yasufumi Nakanoueno [27], Hiroshi Yamato [29], Minoru Tanaka [40], Andy Wu, Daiki Inaba (trainee), Brian Ishizaka (Trainee), and Seiki Yoshioka (trainee) were the names mentioned.
    WRESTLE-1 will have a total of 14 wrestlers at their start.
    (Pretty much everyone who left All Japan Pro-Wrestling at the end of June. - No word as of yet on Seiya Sanada, but he is no longer with All Japan.)

    As some of you may remember, WRESTLE-1 originally ran from 2002 to 2005 and was a wrestling promotion that was sponsored under K-1, kickboxing organization.
    At this time there is no word on if K-1 will be in connection with the new promotion, but it is fitting for Keiji Mutoh to be using the W-1 name as he was originally connected with the promotion from its very beginning.

    [Update 1:30am, 7/10]
    Mutoh addressed the public for the first time following his resigning from All Japan as of the end of May of this year, and stated apologized for the trouble that was caused over the last several months. Mutoh noted that next year will mark his 30th anniversary as a professional wrestler and this he hopes that next year will see the establishment of this new organization.
    Mutoh has studied many styles and ways of working with promotions from his many years in the USA with the American style to the last 10 years learning from All Japan Pro-Wrestling. Mutoh stated that he is confident in what is being planned.
    Keiji Mutoh then went on to state that he is calling the promotion “WRESTLE-1” as he wants to make an impact. “World, Wide, and Win” can easily take the place of the W, and the number 1 for which they which to stand. There was plenty of ambition with W-1 back in the day, and Mutoh wants to rekindle that feeling. Mutoh also stated that he is already looking to expand the promotion outside of Japan with there already being a lot of consideration of holding shows in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, as well as working with other promotions.

    It also seems that Mutoh will be working under GEN Sports Entertainment as the management company for the new promotion, while Keiji Mutoh will be the acting president/representing director or WORLD-1.

    Some of the staff were announced as well….
    Makoto Abe (ring announcer), Daichi
    Murayama (referee), and Daisuke Kambayashi (referee).

    WRESTLE-1 “Raising an Army Event”, 9/18/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @ Tokyo Dome City Hall in Tokyo

    Official Website
    http://www.w-1.co.jp/

    [Update 3:15 7/10/13]
    Also it seems Mutoh had consulted with a lawyer and Shiraishi has no legal grounds to force a fine/penalty on any of those who resigned from All Japan at the end of June.
    Mutoh pretty much called Shiraishi a “child” for that apparent action.

    決して“鎖国”はしないからね」と、他団体との協力・抗争も大歓迎。
    I will never isolate (the promotion), and will welcome both a cooperation and rivalry with other organizations.

    "アジア圏を足がかりとした世界進出の野望も明かした。"
    Mutoh will look at competing in Asia as a stepping stone towards a future global expansion.

  9. 10 months ago 

    [All Japan News] Some updates have come in from All Japan.

    First off, Hikaru Sato has been added to the 6.30 as he joins the match with Hiroshi Yamato and Kazushi Miyamoto and in turn this will be a 3WAY match for the Ryogoku show. Hikaru Sato acknowledged Hiroshi Yamato’s intentions of leaving All Japan, but I am not certain, but it seems to point that Hikaru could remain as an active wrestler in All Japan in the future. Sato and Nobuo Shiraishi have been vocal against one another in the past, but it seems that could have been nothing more than a storyline to build something towards… much like Shiraishi and KENSO seemed to have been doing. Though it does seem that Sato called for his inclusion in the show and to face against his former Asia Tag partner in Yamato.

    ~ Seiya Sanada made his first public address about what is going on with him. Sanada stated that his plan was to indeed return for the 6.30 show, but due to his loss of the GAORA TV belt, he has decided to remain overseas for an extended period of time. Sanada’s leading goal is to regain the championship from the man whom he lost it to in Rene Dupress. Sanada did not state whether or not he was leaving All Japan, like others who are close to Keiji Mutoh, but he did clearly state that he wants to return to “Japan’ stronger than ever. Sanada thanked his fans for the support and he hopes that they understand why he is remaining oversees.

    ~ Hiroshi Hase has resigned as from his position as the PWF Chairman. This is not that shocking of news as Hase announced that he would be stepping down publicly a few months ago, but it seems that he has taken it upon himself to step down from the position sooner than expected. 
    It also appears that Kenta Kobashi has not accepted the position as their will be a meeting soon in regards to who will become the new president.

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    I also want to add some information that I have posted in the facebook group here recently as well.

    Mutoh School rumor thoughts….
    While on the road, traveling for my b-day, I was doing some research into some of the things that have been on my mind for a while. One of which I think might be interesting for you guys, but apparently Keiji Mutoh could already have control of his own personal training dojo.

    Keiji Mutoh formed what is called “Mutoh’s School” which runs out of Narita, Chiba, Japan starting a few years back in 2007. The school is affiliated under Gold’s Gym and has been the place where Mutoh has held every rookie seminar since 2007. The building has been used for training sessions as well as lectures/public interviews. KAI, Hiroshi Yamato, T28/BUSHI, Seiya Sanada, Yasufumi Nakanoueno, Andy Wu (Chihiro Mizuki) and a few other wrestlers have successfully completed their initial training there.

    You will also see Hiroki Kuwahara in a couple of the pics and he is All Japan’s conditioning coach and works very closely with Mutoh over the last several years.
    I can only assume that he will follow Mutoh as well, as he is a close friend to Mutoh.
    http://www.plus-blog.sportsnavi.com/
    all-japan/

    So it is safe to assume that most of the rumors of Mutoh’s school are pretty legit, as this is where I think they are all coming from in that sense. As Mutoh ran these events not under All Japan, but to ultimately bring in new talent to All Japan. Which is why you see most of the wrestlers I mentioned above are following Mutoh, as there is no telling where they be if Mutoh never gave them the opportunity. 

    That is also not to say that everyone Mutoh has selected ends up in All Japan as Keisuke Ishii is now in DDT, Masashi Otani ended up in BJW, KENICHI ended up in DG, and Takeshi Irei ended up in Apache/Freelance.

    I just thought this was something to think about and could add some legitimacy to the whole “Mutoh” scenario that is potentially going to play out int he months to come.
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    Then I have gotten a few messages about who is staying in All Japan and who is leaving, so I think I should post this in a more open forum.

    As of 6.26 -

    Those staying in All Japan…
    SUWAMA (announced he is staying in early June)
    SUSHI (announced he is staying on 6.20)
    Jun Akiyama (Burning, continue competing as free)
    Go Shiozaki (Burning, continue competing as free)
    Yoshinobu Kanemaru (Burning, continue competing as free)
    Kotaro Suzuki (Burning, continue competing as free)
    Atsushi Aoki (Burning, continue competing as free)
    Joe Doering (announced that he is staying on 6.22)
    Takao Omori (announced that he is staying on 6.26)

    Announced that they are leaving…
    Masakatsu Funaki
    Kaz Hayashi
    Shuji Kondo
    Ryota Hama (Announced that he is leaving on 6.19)
    Minoru Tanaka (Announced that he is leaving on 6.20)
    Hiroshi Yamato (Announced that he is leaving on 6.20)
    Masayuki Kono (Announced that he is leaving on 6.20)
    Yasufumi Nakanoueno (announced that he is leaving on 6.26)

    100% factually unknown in their intentions….
    KENSO (expected to stay, has not stated otherwise, currently out due to illness)
    Seiya Sanada (Expected to leave, has not stated otherwise, currently in Canada)
    KAI (Expected to leave, has not stated otherwise, currently injured)
    Koji Kanemoto
    Andy Wu (currently in Mexico)
    Daiki Inaba (trainee, currently in Canada with Sanada)

    Announcements expected at the end of the month….
    Akebono (announced that he aims to remain freelance)
    Taiyo Kea (announcement expected, in person, on 6.30)
    Masanobu Fuchi (announcement expected on 6.30, stated he is waiting to give an answer)
    Manabu Soya (annoucement to be made at the end of the month, seems he is waiting for Omori’s answer, currently injured)

    Others (regular freelancers)….
    Osamu Nishimura
    MAZADA

  10. 10 months ago 

    All Japan Official Videos for June 14, 2013

    Satoshi Kojima & Taiyo Kea vs. Shinjiro Otani & Masato Tanaka, World Tag Championship Match, from December 6, 2002 at the Nippon Budokan.

    Seiya Sanada & KAI vs. Manabu Soya & Hiroshi Yamato from April 9, 2011 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.

  11. 10 months ago 

    All Japan Official Videos for June 7, 2013

    Satoshi Kojima & Taiyo Kea vs. Shinjiro Otani & Masato Tanaka, World’s Strongest Tag League, from December 6, 2002 at the Nippon Budokan.

    Seiya Sanada & KAI vs. Manabu Soya & Hiroshi Yamato from April 9, 2011 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.

  12. Notes: 1 / 1 year ago 

    All Japan Official Videos for March 8, 2013 

    Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Suwama, Triple Crown Championship Match, from August 30, 2009 at the Ryogoku Kokugikan.
    高山善廣vs諏訪魔 三冠ヘビー級選手権試合 2009年8月30日 両国国技館

    Hiroshi Yamato vs. Hikaru Sato from February 11, 2012 in Osaka, Japan.
    大和ヒロシvs佐藤光留 2012年2月11日 大阪大会

  13. 1 year ago 
    [All Japan News] Following this last weekends big show, All Japan has officially announced four upcoming title matches. The first will take place on February 10th as the newly crowned Asia Tag Champions team of Hiroshi Yamato & Hikaru Sato, better known as “Baka Hentai”, will be facing off against the team they beat of Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto, the Junior Stars. Baka Hentai pulled out a huge win over the champions, but it should be interesting to see if they can work together and prove they are the rightful champions.Following the main event from the show on January 26th, Masakatsu Funaki successfully defended the Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship against Akebono. It didn’t take long for a new challenger to step forward in, a former Triple Crown Champion, Suwama, and the title match will be taking place on March 17th in Ryogoku. Suwama recently formed a union with Masahiro Chono, along with Joe Doering, and with that has come a new drive in Suwama to reclaim the Triple Crown. This will mark Funaki’s 5th defense of the Triple Crown, and the second shot for Suwama during Funaki’s current reign, with 9/23 being the date for their recent encounter.The last title match announced over the weekend is “GET WILD”, Takao Omori and Manabu Soya, defending the World Tag Belts against the team of Jun Akiyama & Go Shiozaki on the March 17th show. Akiyama, Shiozaki, as well as the other 3 wrestlers appeared at the January 26th show to announce their intentions of competing in All Japan.The President of All Japan, Masayuki Uchida, took no time in announcing big matches to add even more hype for the guys coming in.Then lastly, Uchida announced that Shuji Kondo will be defending the World Junior belt against Yoshinobu Kanemaru on February 23rd. These two are far from strangers between one another with their last title match seeing Kondo beat Kanemaru for the GHC Junior belt on September 29th. Kanemaru debuted in All Japan back on July of 1996 and will be looking to claim the belt that eluded him during the early years of his career.Below are the upcoming title matches that are scheduled at this time.———————————————————————All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2013 Excite Series”, 2/10/2013 [Sun] 18:00 @ Hakata Starlanes in Fukuoka(-) Asia Tag Championship Match: [90th Champions] “Baka Hentai” Hiroshi Yamato & Hikaru Sato vs. [Challengers] “Junior Stars” Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto~ 1st Defense.———————————————————————All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2013 Excite Series”, 2/23/2013 [Sat] 18:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo(-) All Japan Pro-Wrestling vs Burning 5 Big Singles Match Series ~ World Junior Heavy Championship Match: [34th Champion] Shuji Kondo vs. [Challenger] Yoshinobu Kanemaru~ 1st Defense.———————————————————————All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2013 Pro Wrestling LOVE in Ryogoku ~BASIC & DYNAMIC~”, 3/17/2013 [Sun] 17:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo(-) World Tag Championship Match: [64th Champions] “GET WILD” Takao Omori & Manabu Soya vs. [Challengers] “BURNING” Jun Akiyama & Go Shiozaki~ 3rd Defense. (-) Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship Match: [45th Champion] Masakatsu Funaki vs. [Challenger] Suwama~ 5th Defense.www.puroresuspirit.com/2012/12/24/all-japan-event-cards-for-january-february-2013/

    [All Japan News] Following this last weekends big show, All Japan has officially announced four upcoming title matches.

    The first will take place on February 10th as the newly crowned Asia Tag Champions team of Hiroshi Yamato & Hikaru Sato, better known as “Baka Hentai”, will be facing off against the team they beat of Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto, the Junior Stars. Baka Hentai pulled out a huge win over the champions, but it should be interesting to see if they can work together and prove they are the rightful champions.

    Following the main event from the show on January 26th, Masakatsu Funaki successfully defended the Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship against Akebono. It didn’t take long for a new challenger to step forward in, a former Triple Crown Champion, Suwama, and the title match will be taking place on March 17th in Ryogoku. Suwama recently formed a union with Masahiro Chono, along with Joe Doering, and with that has come a new drive in Suwama to reclaim the Triple Crown. This will mark Funaki’s 5th defense of the Triple Crown, and the second shot for Suwama during Funaki’s current reign, with 9/23 being the date for their recent encounter.

    The last title match announced over the weekend is “GET WILD”, Takao Omori and Manabu Soya, defending the World Tag Belts against the team of Jun Akiyama & Go Shiozaki on the March 17th show. Akiyama, Shiozaki, as well as the other 3 wrestlers appeared at the January 26th show to announce their intentions of competing in All Japan.The President of All Japan, Masayuki Uchida, took no time in announcing big matches to add even more hype for the guys coming in.
    Then lastly, Uchida announced that Shuji Kondo will be defending the World Junior belt against Yoshinobu Kanemaru on February 23rd. These two are far from strangers between one another with their last title match seeing Kondo beat Kanemaru for the GHC Junior belt on September 29th. Kanemaru debuted in All Japan back on July of 1996 and will be looking to claim the belt that eluded him during the early years of his career.

    Below are the upcoming title matches that are scheduled at this time.
    ———————————————————————
    All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2013 Excite Series”, 2/10/2013 [Sun] 18:00 @ Hakata Starlanes in Fukuoka

    (-) Asia Tag Championship Match: [90th Champions] “Baka Hentai” Hiroshi Yamato & Hikaru Sato vs. [Challengers] “Junior Stars” Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto
    ~ 1st Defense.
    ———————————————————————
    All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2013 Excite Series”, 2/23/2013 [Sat] 18:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

    (-) All Japan Pro-Wrestling vs Burning 5 Big Singles Match Series ~ World Junior Heavy Championship Match: [34th Champion] Shuji Kondo vs. [Challenger] Yoshinobu Kanemaru
    ~ 1st Defense.
    ———————————————————————
    All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2013 Pro Wrestling LOVE in Ryogoku ~BASIC & DYNAMIC~”, 3/17/2013 [Sun] 17:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo

    (-) World Tag Championship Match: [64th Champions] “GET WILD” Takao Omori & Manabu Soya vs. [Challengers] “BURNING” Jun Akiyama & Go Shiozaki
    ~ 3rd Defense.
     
    (-) Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship Match: [45th Champion] Masakatsu Funaki vs. [Challenger] Suwama
    ~ 5th Defense.

    www.puroresuspirit.com/2012/12/24/all-japan-event-cards-for-january-february-2013/

     
  14. 1 year ago 

    All Japan Official Video: 1/19/13 Event Digest

    All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2013 New Year Shining Series”, 1/19/2013 [Sat] 18:00 @ Yokohama Radiat Hall in Kanagawa
    300 Spectators

    (1) Andy Woo vs. MAZADA
    (2) Kaz Hayashi & Jimmy Yang vs. Tomoaki Honma [G-TALENT] & Kazushi Miyamoto [Tenryu Project]
    (6) Triple Crown & Asia Tag Prelude 8 Man Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki, Masayuki Kono, Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto vs. Akebono, Ryota Hama, Hiroshi Yamato & Hikaru Sato [Pancrase MISSION

    (3) KENSO vs. SUSHI
    (4) Seiya Sanada vs. Masanobu Fuchi
    (5) Takao Omori, Manabu Soya & Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. Suwama, Joe Doering & Shuji Kondo

  15. Notes: 2 / 1 year ago 
    [All Japan News] Hiroshi Yamato and Hikaru Sato held a joint public practice at the All Japan Dojo in Yokohama.Team “Jonetsu Hentai Baka” (Passion Perverted Fool) will be facing Junior Stars (Minoru & Kanemoto) for the Asia Tag belts on January 26th and they held the public practice to show off what they aim to be bringing against the reigning champions. Both spent the time practicing in strength, striking, and grappling style exercises. To close out the practice the two showed their dedication as a team further by shaving their heads as a clean start.They have definitely shown a commitment as a tag team, but they will need every bit of that and some more to take on the veteran Junior Stars in a little over 2 weeks from now.Below is the early announced card for the upcoming show.All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2013 New Year Shining Series”, 1/26/2013 [Sat] 17:00 @ Ota City General Gymnasium(-) Special 6 Man Tag Match: Takao Omori, Ryota Hama & Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. Masahiro Chono, Suwama & Joe Doering(-) Asia Tag Championship Match: [89th Champions] “Junior Stars” Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto vs. [Challengers] “Jonetsu Hentai Baka” Hiroshi Yamato & Hikaru Sato~ 3rd Defense.(-) BJW World Strong Heavy Championship Match: [2nd Champion] Manabu Soya vs. [Challenger] Yoshihito Sasaki~ 1st Defense.(-) Special Tag Match: Keiji Mutoh & Ric Flair vs. Tatsumi Fujinami [DRADITION] & Seiya Sanada(-) Triple Crown Championship Match: [45th Champion] Masakatsu Funaki vs. [Challenger] Akebono~ 4th Defense.www.puroresuspirit.com/2012/12/24/all-japan-event-cards-for-january-february-2013/

    [All Japan News] Hiroshi Yamato and Hikaru Sato held a joint public practice at the All Japan Dojo in Yokohama.
    Team “Jonetsu Hentai Baka” (Passion Perverted Fool) will be facing Junior Stars (Minoru & Kanemoto) for the Asia Tag belts on January 26th and they held the public practice to show off what they aim to be bringing against the reigning champions. Both spent the time practicing in strength, striking, and grappling style exercises. To close out the practice the two showed their dedication as a team further by shaving their heads as a clean start.
    They have definitely shown a commitment as a tag team, but they will need every bit of that and some more to take on the veteran Junior Stars in a little over 2 weeks from now.

    Below is the early announced card for the upcoming show.

    All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2013 New Year Shining Series”, 1/26/2013 [Sat] 17:00 @ Ota City General Gymnasium

    (-) Special 6 Man Tag Match: Takao Omori, Ryota Hama & Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. Masahiro Chono, Suwama & Joe Doering

    (-) Asia Tag Championship Match: [89th Champions] “Junior Stars” Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto vs. [Challengers] “Jonetsu Hentai Baka” Hiroshi Yamato & Hikaru Sato
    ~ 3rd Defense.

    (-) BJW World Strong Heavy Championship Match: [2nd Champion] Manabu Soya vs. [Challenger] Yoshihito Sasaki
    ~ 1st Defense.

    (-) Special Tag Match: Keiji Mutoh & Ric Flair vs. Tatsumi Fujinami [DRADITION] & Seiya Sanada

    (-) Triple Crown Championship Match: [45th Champion] Masakatsu Funaki vs. [Challenger] Akebono
    ~ 4th Defense.

    www.puroresuspirit.com/2012/12/24/all-japan-event-cards-for-january-february-2013/

     
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