All Japan Pro-Wrestling “RISE UP TOUR 2013”, 5/19/2013 [Sun] 17:00 @ Ao-re Nagaoki in Niigata 1,000 Spectators
(1) Kaz Hayashi & Minoru Tanaka vs. Masanobu Fuchi & Atsushi Aoki (5) Champion Carnival AFTER THAT Single Match: Takao Omori vs. Joe Doering (6) LAST REVOLUTION vs STACK OF ARMS 6 Man Tag Match: Suwama, Shuji Kondo & Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. Masakatsu Funaki, Masayuki Kono & Koji Kanemoto
(2) 3WAY Match: SUSHI vs. MAZADA vs. Kotaro Suzuki
(3) Seiya Sanada & Ryota Hama vs. Bambi Killer & Dragan Okic ~ Sanada will be heading off to compete and train in Canada. He will be competing in Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling with Sanada most notably announced to be defending his GAORA TV title against Rene Dupree later this month.
(4) World Junior Prelude All Japan vs. Burning 6 Man Tag Match: Akebono, KAI & Hiroshi Yamato vs. Jun Akiyama, Go Shiozaki & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
Taiyo Kea vs. Yuji Nagata, 2012 Champion Carnival Match, from May 7, 2012 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.
Suwama vs. Akebono, 2012 Champion Carnival, from May 7, 2012 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.
Notes: 1 / 1 week ago
All Japan Official Videos for May 10, 2013
Suwama vs. KENSO, 2012 Champion Carnival - A Block Match, from April 29, 2012 at the Fukuyama Industrial Exchange Center Big Rose.
Suwama vs. Daisuke Sekimoto, 2012 Champion Carnival - A Block Match, from May 4, 2012 a the Nagoya Congress Center.
Notes: 1 / 2 weeks ago
[All Japan News Part 2] All Japan Pro-Wrestling held a press conference to announce the next set of championship matches that will take place during the months of May and June.
Jun Akiyama emerged the 2013 Champion Carnival winner after his 10 time of competing in the tournament in near 21 year career as a professional wrestler. With the win, Akiyama ha earned himself a chance to challenge for the Triple Crown belts against Suwama on June 30th. Akiyama also gave some props to KAI, as KAI worked hard to get to the finals as well, especially for him to have been able to get past Shiozaki earlier in the show. Suwama and Akiyama opened the press conference to make their championship match on June 30th official. Suwama noted his disappointment in himself for being unable to make it to the finals of the tournament, but Suwama will now have to strive to reclaim his revenge over Akiyama for beating him for the Triple Crown back in 2011. Akiyama stated that he has a feeling that he will not lose this upcoming match and he has a renewed sense of strength and will.
The Asia Tag belts will be the first titles to be defended in the opening event of the next tour as Kotaro Suzuki and Atsushi Aoki will be in a rematch against the former champions in Minoru Tanaka and Koji Kanemoto on May 18th. Kotaro and Aoki accepted the revenge match on April 25th with both teams appearing to be almost back and forth each time they meet in the ring. So it seems at the Kotaro and Aoki are finally looking to settle the score and prove themselves to be rightful champions. The junior Burning duo seem confident heading into the match.
Yoshinobu Kanemaru will be defending the World Junior belt against Hiroshi Yamato on June 2nd. Yamato came out to challenge the champion following his successful defense against SUSHI on April 26th, and on April 29th, Yamato pinned the champion in the scheduled 6 man tag match. “Jonestsu Baka” Yamato aims to “stop Burning”, but Kanemaru aims to remain as the solid champion.
Before the scheduled Triple Crown bout between Suwama and Akiyama, the World Tag belts will be on the line as Akiyama and Go Shiozaki will be defending against Suwama and Joe Doering. LAST REVOLUTION (L/R), Suwama & Doering, picked up the right to face the champions after they defeated Masakatsu Funaki and Masayuki Kono on April 29th. L/R proved to have a lot of power and momentum on their side as they picked up the victory against SOA fairly quickly. The Champion team though aims make this only the beginning of their run.
Below are the announced cards at this time.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “RISE UP TOUR 2013”, 5/18/2013 [Sat] 18:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) Asia Tag Championship Match: [92nd Champions] Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki vs. [Challengers] “Junior Stars” Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto ~ 1st title defense.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “RISE UP TOUR 2013”, 6/2/2013 [Sun] 18:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [35th Champion] Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. [Challenger] Hiroshi Yamato ~ 3rd title defense. (-) World Tag Championship Match: [65th Champions] “Burning” Jun Akiyama & Go Shiozaki vs. [Challengers] “Last Revolution” Suwama & Joe Doering ~ 1st title defense.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “Pro Wrestling LOVE in Ryogoku ~a biding belief~”, 6/30/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
Triple Crown Championship Match: [46th Champion] Suwama vs. [Challenger/Champion Carnival Winner] Jun Akiyama ~ 1st title defense.
Animal Warrior, Robert Gibson & Gran Hamada vs. TAKA Michinoku, Jamal & Buchanan from July 18, 2004 at the Ryogoku Kokugikan.
Suwama & Takumi Soya vs. Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi from March 21, 2012 at the Ryogoku Kokugikan.
Notes: 1 / 1 month ago
[All Japan News] All Japan Pro-Wrestling held a public press conference at the J:COM Wonder Studio at the Tokyo Skytree for the upcoming 2013 Champion Carnival tournament. 10 out of the 12 participating wrestlers were on hand to meet with the press before the tournament as it is set to begin on April 18th at the Korakuen Hall. Akebono and Joe Doering both appeared via video (VTR) to give their thoughts on the upcoming tournament as well.
A BLOCK ■ Suwama: This marks the 9th time for Suwama to be involved in the Champion Carnival tournament. Suwama has picked up a win in the tournament back in 2008 and looks to do the same this year as he reigning Triple Crown champion. Suwama’s goal is to remain undefeated in the tournament and claim the big win on April 29th. ■ Tako Omori: Omori’s main goal this year has been laid out as “stop Burning.” Omori has already fallen to defeat by the hands of Burning in the loss of the World Tag belts, but he aims to reclaim his loss and to keep Burning from further “gather strength” in All Japan. Of course Omori still aims to win the tournament and go after the TC once again as well. ■ Seiya Sanada: This will mark Sanada’s fifth year of competing in the CC. He only has one goal this year “Just win.” ■ Masayuki Kono: This marks the 4th year for Kono to be involved in the tournament. He aims to make this tournament a standout for himself and aims to face his mentor Funaki in the Finals on April 29th. ■ Ryota Hama: This will be the 5th time Hama has competed in the Carnival. In the past, Hama has yet to leave with the best results in the end, but this year he seems to have a new found sense of momentum to carry him in the tournament. Hama stated that he looks forward to the matches with his fellow All Japan comrades in KAI, Sanada, and Kono. He wants to work hard to prove himself and aim to once again be called the Triple Crown champion. ■ Go Shiozaki: This marks the debut for Shiozaki in the CC and he only aims to walk away with victory. He stated that he would like to face Akiyama in the finals and for Burning to carry the momentum throughout the Carnival.
B BLOCK ■ Maskatsu Funaki: This will mark the 3rd time that Funaki has competing in the CC. No one in the B Block has managed to win the CC in the past, but Funaki aims to proceed carefully and decisively in each of his bouts. Funaki seems to be working towards a match by match plan to make sure he advances to the finals. Funaki will have one of the heaviest schedules in the tournament as he is scheduled for a CC match back to back for the first 4 days. ■ KENSO: This marks KENSO’s 3rd year in the tournament. KENSO will be up against Akiyama first thing and he seems to be only concerned with that match at this time. A win over Akiyama would do wonders in raising KENSO’s confidence as he aims for victory. ■ KAI: This will be KAI’s first time competing in the CC and he aims to make an impact since his transition to become a Heavyweight class wrestler. KAI acknowledged that he might be a little smaller than everyone else, but he aims to fight with his full heart and soul to claim victory. ■ Jun Akiyama: This year marks Akiyama’s 10th time for competing in the CC, and he aims to go to the Finals and once again get a shot at the Triple Crown. “Intense match, Please expect. I will do my best.” ■ Akebono: This year will be the 2nd time for Akebono to compete in the CC, and he wants to do his best to try and go to the finals. ■ Joe Doering: This will be Doering’s 4th year competing in the CC. Doering aims to face his fellow LAST REVOLUTION teammate, Suwma, in the finals and show the fans a great match. He wants to showcase what L/R is all about and hopes to meet the expectations of the fans. He aims to be a worthy challenger for the Triple Crown.
[All Japan News] Suwama and Takao Omori were part of a public conference today in the All Japan office to give their finals thoughts on the upcoming Champion Carnival.
The current reigning Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion Suwama kicked-off the public press conference today and further stated that he would win the Carnival as champion. Much like what Jun Akiyama stated a few days ago, Suwama mentioned that his ideal final would be against his L/R (Last Revolution) teammate in Joe Doering. One of Suwama’s toughest challenges will come against Go Shiozaki on the opening day of the tournament on April 18th. Both Shiozaki and Akiyama have claimed that they will dominate the Carnival and there is a lot on Suwama to attempt to at least halt Shiozaki’s early control of the tournament. Jun Akiyama was also pointed out by Suwama, as if Akiyama can manage to make it to the finals that he wants to face him. Suwama aims for a revenge match against Akiyama following his loss to him in October of 2011 for the Triple Crown Championship. Suwama will also be placed in he same block along with Takao Omori, who he lost to in the first day of last years tournament. This year the two will be pitted against one another on the final day of the scheduled league matches and that match in particular could indeed determine a semi-finalist in the A Block.
Takao Omori appeared next and instantly stated that his goal is to “stop the burning”. Omori will be looking for revenge following his, and Manabu Soya’s, loss to Akiayama and Shiozaki on March 17th for the World Tag belts. Omori declared a “wild domination” of the Carnival. Omori noted that Manabu Soya was unable to compete in this years tournament due to suffering a severe injury to his neck and that Omori will do his best to produce results as a singles competitor. Omori aims o deliver results against Burning in particular and he will be up against Shiozaki on April 25th. Outside of Burning, Omori will be going up against Suwama on April 27th. Omori may have gotten the win in the opening round of last year’s Carnival, but their last singles meeting came back on January 13th of this year and saw Suwama get the win. Omori seems poised to go into this tournament with looking at revenge a few losses, and it should surely add towards the heat of each match in the tournament.
Suwama vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, 2008 Champion Carnival Match, from April 9, 2008 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. 2008年4月9日 後楽園ホール チャンピオンカーニバル優勝決定戦 諏訪魔vs棚橋弘至
Masayuki Kono vs. Yuji Nagata from February 11, 2012 at the Matsushita IMP Hall in Osaka. 2012年2月11日大阪・松下IMPホール 河野真幸vs永田裕志
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[All Japan Champion Carnival 2013 News] All Japan Pro-Wrestling announced the 12 competitors that will be involved in this years Champion Carnival tournament.
GAORA SPECIAL 2013 Champion Carnival competitors:
◆ Suwama [LAST REVOLUTION/Current Triple Crown Champion] (2008 Winner) ◆ Masakatsu Funaki [STACK OF ARMS] ◆ Takao Omori [GET WILD] ◆ KENSO [Team Bichitto] ◆ Masayuki Kono [STACK OF ARMS] ◆ Seiya Sanada ◆ KAI (CC debut) ◆ Ryota Hama [SMOP] ◆ Akebono [SMOP] ◆ Jun Akiyama [Burning] ◆ Go Shiozaki [Burning] (CC debut) ◆ Joe Doering [LAST REVOLUTION]
The 2013 Champion Carnival tournament is set to begin on April 18th (Korakuen Hall) and will end with the Finals on April 29th (Korakuen Hall). There will be semi-finals held for this tournament, with the 2 highest ranked wrestlers per block, via points, will move on to the semi’s. The tournament will be conducted under PWF rules. Regular block matches will be conducted under a 30 min. time limit with the semi-finals and final match held under no time limit. 2 points will be awarded to the winner of the match, 1 point will be awarded for a draw, and 0 points will be given for a loss, double ring out, or no contest.
[All Japan News (Part 2)] the final part of the All Japan press conference was with the newly crowned champions following the Ryogoku show on March 17th.
The current President of All Japan, Masayuki Uchida, started off by apologizing for any issues that may have come about with the new owner, Nobuo Shiraishi, might have caused with his appearance in the all Japan ring. Uchida hopes that everyone can continue to work together, especially with the wrestlers and fans. He hopes that everyone can work together to help keep things BASIC & DYNAMIC through wrestling.
Suwama will now be going forward with his third Triple Crown Championship reign after defeating Masakatsu Funaki in a 30+ minute match. Most of the All Japan roster stood forward to challenge the new champion including Burning’s Jun Akiyama and Go Shiozaki. Suwama specifically stated that he wants a revenge match against Akiyama following his loss to him in 2011 for the Triple Crown. Suwama was asked about what he is going to do now in which he stated that he is looking forward to the Champion Carnival tournament in April. KAI came out to challege Suwama face to face, but it seems Suwama will not make a decision himself with the Carnival so close to happening.
Burning’s Jun Akiyama and Go Shiozaki walked out the World Tag Team Champions following their match against GET WILD at Ryogoku. Akiyama praised the match and GET WILD and they plan to hold the belts firmly as champions. No challengers have been determined for their first defense, though Akiyama mentioned the upcoming Champion Carnival tournament as his potential next goal. Akiyama wants to raise a bid to face Suwama for the Triple Crown, but as mentioned previously it seems the best shot for him at this time will come in the Champion Carnival.
Shiozaki said that he is really glad for him and Akiyama to be able to walk out the champions and to celebrate with his mentor Kenta Kobashi following the match. Shiozaki also mentioned that he is looking forward to the Champion Carnival tournament and to clash with other top heavyweights and show his strength.
Suwama & KAI vs. Jun Akiyama & Ricky Marvin from October 11, 2011 @ Korkuen Hall in Tokyo
Akebono & Ryota Hama vs. Big Daddy Joe Doering from October 23, 2011 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
2 months ago
All Japan Official Video: “HOLD OUT TOUR 2013”, 3/13/2013 Event Digest
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “HOLD OUT TOUR 2013”, 3/13/2013 [Wed] 18:30 @ Hirosaki City Kasai Sports Center in Aomori 1,350 Spectators
(1) Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. Any Woo (2) KENSO vs. SUSHI (3) Akebono & Ryota Hama vs. Seiya Sanada & Reid Flair ~ Sanada celebrated his 6th year as a pro wrestler today with a win. Sanada stated that he is determined to beat KAI on 3/17.
(6) Triple Crown Prelude 6 Man Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki, Masayuki Kono & Minoru Tanaka vs. Suwama, Joe Doering & Shuji Kondo ~ The reigning Triple Crown Champion, Funaki, celebrated his 44th birthday this day in his hometown.
(4) Asia Tag Prelude All Japan vs. Burning Tag Match: Hiroshi Yamato & Koji Kanemoto vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Atsushi Aoki ~ Kaz Hayashi was noted to have had plenty of negative remarks against Kanemaru.
(5) World Tag Championship Prelude All Japan vs. Burning 6 Man Tag Match: Takao Omori, Manabu Soya & Kaz Hayashi vs. Jun Akiyama, Go Shiozaki & Kotaro Suzuki Akiyama stated that he is determined to produce results (nothing but victory) for Burning’s leader, Kenta Kobashi, on 3/17.
~ It was announced that Kenta Kobashi will be appearing at the All Japan show on March 17 at the Sumo Hall to greet with the fans. Kobashi’s retirement will be held on May 11 at the Nippon Budokan and this appearance seems to be surely pointing towards All Japan being involved in his final show.
All Japan Official Video: “HOLD OUT TOUR 2013”, 3/12/2013 at Yamagata Big Wing
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “HOLD OUT TOUR 2013”, 3/12/2013 [Tue] 18:30 @ Yamagata Big Wing 850 Spectators
(1) Hiroshi Yamato vs. Andy Woo (2) KENSO vs. SUSHI ~ KENSO declared a war against the new owner of All Japan, Nobuo Shiraishi. ~ If you do not know the story… all that you should really know is that the new owner has proposed a talent exchange “lock-down” which has in turn caused an uproar among wrestlers throughout Japan.
(6) Triple Crown Prelude Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki & Masayuki Kono vs. Suwama & Joe Doering
(4) World Junior & Asia Tag Double Championship Prelude All Japan vs. Burning 6 Man Tag Match: Kaz Hayashi, Minoru Tanaka & Koji Kanemoto vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki ~ Kaz once again stated that he will recapture the World Junior belt from Kanemaru.
(5) World Tag Championship Prelude All Japan vs. Burning Tag Match: Takao Omori & Yasufumi Nakanoueno vs. Jun Akiyama & Go Shiozaki