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ALL JAPAN PRO WRESTLING



Owner: Giant Baba


Head Booker: Low Blow Podcast



CHAMPIONS


Triple Crown Champion: Mitsuhara Misawa


AJPW Double Tag Team Champions: Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue


AJPW Junior Heavyweight Champion:


AJPW All-Asia Tag Team Champions: Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori



ROSTER


Akira Nogami


Akira Taue


Eddie Guerrero (Black Tiger)


Genichiro Tenryu


Haku


Haruka Elgan


Jumbo Tsuruta


Jun Akiyama


Kenta Kobashi


Koki Kitihara


Masa Fuchi


Masao Inoue


Mighty Inoue


Mitsuhara Misawa


Norio Honaga


Osamu Nishimura


Rusher Kimura


Ryukaku Izumida


Samson Fuyuki


Satoru Asako


Stan "The Lariat" Hansen


Takao Omori


Takashi Iizuka


Tamon Honda


The Barbarian


Toshiaki Kawada


Tsuyoshi Kikuchi


Ultimo Dragon


Yoshinari Ogawa

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(26.08.1995) AJPW Summer Action Series II 1995 - Tag 6 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan

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This show was held last night in front of a Korakuen Hall crowd. It was after the event that things changed. Giant Baba struggled physcially after the match and got medical attention. It was during this time that Baba decided to relinquish his booking duties to Mitsuhara Misawa for the foreseeable future! Misawa, the current Triple Crown Champion, is said to be very excited about the possibility of turning things around for All Japan and made that clear on his first night when he sent many of the Gaijin home after the event. Furnas, Kroffat, and the Fantastics were some of the main names gone and some were surprised when Williams and Ace were also sent home. Misawa is going to be giving the boys a break for the next couple of days before coming back on September 2nd with a special television episode and the introduction of some very exciting Junior Heavyweights. Misawa is going to look at some of the talent from around Japan and the world and possibly cause some heads to turn on the way All Japan is perceived for the foreseeable future. One of the major names to be brought in was New Japan's Black Tiger, aka Eddie Guerrero.

 

This shake up has shocked the Japanese wrestling world and there are a lot of eyes on Misawa as he begins his session in September to try and put All Japan on top of the wrestling world.

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So glad a touring company will be putting out shows before me. Gives me some perspective before I unleash FMW to the world.

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In perhaps the most shocking news in the world of Japanese Wrestling, Genichiro Tenryu has reportedly signed with All Japan for the upcoming tour! This is one of the biggest comeback stories in professional wrestling and many thought that Baba would never allow the signing. It came through that Misawa and Kawada were the ones who brokered the deal with Tenryu who was recently looking for a fill time job. No word on if he will return to the ring or just have a position in the company and there is still some turmoil between Tenryu and Baba.We will see if cooler heads prevail as everyone knows that Tenryu will be an asset to the company but will egos prevail?



In regards to the Junior division of All Japan, Misawa has put together an eight man PURE tournament for the All Japan Jr. Heavyweight Championship. It is said to be a PURE tournament, meaning that there will be a true champion. It will be double elimination and held throughout the tour. Names like Black Tiger, Ultimo Dragon, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, Akira Nogami, Osamu Nishimura, and Yoshinari Ogawa have already been announced. With two more spaces available, we will see who will be involved in this special tour feature.



Stan Hansen was one of the few Gaijin who stayed around after the Misawa booking move. He and Misawa have a good relationship and we will see how Hansen handles the change as he is loyal to Baba. Hansen for all intensive purposes is in the twilight of his career but he feels still as though he has got something to prove to the new regime.


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(02.09.1995) AJPW Summer Action Series II 1995 - Tag 11 @ Nanao Citizen Gymnasium in Nanao, Ishikawa, Japan

ALL ASIA TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori © defeated Masa Fuchi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi

BATTLE ROYAL

1. Akira Nogami

2. Akira Taue

3. Genichiro Tenryu

4. Jun Akiyama

5. Kenta Kobashi

6. Koki Kitihara

7. Masa Fuchi

8. Masao Inoue

9. Mitsuhara Misawa

10. Norio Honaga

11. Osamu Nishimura

12. Rusher Kimura

13. Samson Fuyuki

14. Stan "The Lariat" Hansen

15. Takao Omori

16. Takashi Iizuka

17. Tamon Honda

18. Toshiaki Kawada

19. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi

20. Yoshinari Ogawa

-This was a very intense Battle Royal with sides being evenly drawn from the outset. It was Tenryu who sided with Ogawa, Fuyki, and Kitihara as we saw a Revolution Reunion right in the middle of the ring. On the other side, it was Taue, Fuchi, Kikuchi, and Masao Inoue who came together for the Holy Demon Army! Then we saw Misawa, Kobashi, and Akiyama side up for the Super Generation Army! Kawada was right in the middle, as all hell broke loose. Stan Hansen was a man alone for all intensive purposes but he continued his issues with Misawa and in the final moments we saw people eliminated it came down to Taue, Tenryu, and Kawada. It became every man for himself and we saw Tau nail Kawada in the back of the head with a nasty kick before eliminating him followed by Tenryu hitting a Folding Powerbomb on Taue for the final elimination and victory. We saw Revolution come back in the ring and join him as they celebrate with Tenryu. They put their coats on before Tenryu holds a coat out for Kawada who walks off!

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I'm pleased to see that Misawa booked Tenryu and HDA as the main focus and let Hansen's beef with him play out a little more in the background. You can see the various battle lines beginning to be drawn.

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(04.09.1995) AJPW Summer Action Series II 1995 - Tag 12 @ Takaoka Citizen Gymnasium in Takaoka, Toyama, Japan

 

Kenta Kobashi, Jun Akiyama, & Takao Omori defeated Mighty Inoue, Ryukaku Izumida, & Haruka Eigan

 

AJPW DOUBLE TAG CHAMPIONSHIP

Kawada & Taue © defeated Samson Fuyuki & Koki Kitihara

 

ALL JAPAN Jr. HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

Black Tiger defeated Tsuyoshi Kikuchi

Akira Nogami defeated Norio Honaga

 

Genichiro Tenryu defeated Masao Inoue

 

ALL JAPAN TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP

Mitsuhara Misawa © defeated Stan Hansen

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(05.09.1995) AJPW Summer Action Series II 1995 - Tag 13 @ Tottori Industrial Gymnasium in Tottori, Japan

 

TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Akira Taue & Kawada © defeated Samson Fuyuki & Koki Kitihara

 

ALL JAPAN Jr. HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

Ultimo Dragon defeated Yoshinari Ogawa

Masa Fuchi defeated Osamu Nishimura

 

Kobashi & Akiyama defeated Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Masao Inoue

 

Genichiro Tenryu defeated Stan Hansen

 

TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP

Misawa defeated Mighty Inoue

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(06.09.1995) AJPW Summer Action Series II 1995 - Tag 14 @ Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium #2 in Osaka, Japan

 

ALL JAPAN Jr. HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

WRESTLEBACK BRACKET

Tsuyoshi Kikuchi defeated Yoshinari Ogawa

Osamu Nishimura defeated Norio Honaga

 

ALL JAPAN Jr. HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET

Black Tiger defeated Akira Nogami

Ultimo Dragon defeated Masa Fuchi

 

Genichiro Tenryu defeated Akira Taue

 

Misawa, Kobashi, & Akiyama defeated Haruka Eigan, Mighty Inoue, & Ryukaku Izumida

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(07.09.1995) AJPW Summer Action Series II 1995 - Tag 15 @ Sun Arena in Ise, Mie, Japan

 

ALL JAPAN Jr. HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

WRESTLEBACK BRACKET

Osamu Nishimura defeated Tsuyoshi Kikuchi

 

Genichiro Tenryu, Yoshinari Ogawa, & Samson Fuyuki defeated Akira Taue, Masa Fuchi, & Masaoe Inoue

 

Kenta Kobashi defeated Stan Hansen

 

ALL ASIA TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori defeated Mighty Inoue & Haruka Eigan

 

ALL JAPAN Jr. HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET

Ultimo Dragon defeated Black Tiger

 

TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP

Mitsuahra Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada went to a 60-minute draw!

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(08.09.1995) AJPW Summer Action Series II 1995 - Tag 16 @ Numazu Citizen Gymnasium in Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan

 

ALL ASIA TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori © defeated Masaoe Inoue & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi

 

Genichiro Tenryu, Yoshinari Ogawa, & Samson Fuyuki defeated Jumbo Tsuruta, Rusher Kimura, & Tamon Honda – The crowd was very excited to see a short but vicious exchange between Tenryu & Jumbo. While it didn’t have the magic it once did, these two showed the fans why they are still important.

 

ALL JAPAN Jr. HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

WRESTLEBACK BRACKET

Black Tiger defeated Osamu Nishimura

 

DOUBLE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Kawada & Taue defeated Misawa & Kobashi –The real issue happened once the match was done and we saw the Revolution Stable come out and once again offer Kawada a spot. Then we saw the rest of the Holy Demon Army come out to back up Taue and they offered Kawada a spot. No decision was made as Tenryu got on the microphone and said something would be done tomorrow night in the Budokan!

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(10.09.1995) AJPW Summer Action Series II 1995 - Tag 17 @ Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan

 

Akira Nogami defeated Norio Honago

 

ALL ASIA TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori © defeated Ryukaku Izumida & Harua Eigan

 

Stan Hansen defeated Kenta Kobashi – Kobashi seemed to have hurt his ribs during the match.

 

ALL JAPAN Jr. HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET

Black Tiger defeated Ultimo Dragon @ 14:54!

 

ALL JAPAN Jr. HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

FINALS

Black Tiger defeated Ultimo Dragon @16:23 to become the NEW ALL JAPAN Jr. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!!

 

EIGHT MAN SURVIVAL TAG TEAM

REVOLUTION – Tenryu, Ogawa, Fuyuki, & Kitihara

Defeated

HOLY DEMON ARMY – Taue, Fuchi, Kikushi, & Masao Inoue

 

TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP

Mitsuhara Misawa © defeated Toshiaki Kawada

-The moment happened when Tenryu came out with Revolution & Taue came out with the Holy Demon Army as they surrounded the ring to watch the match. Kobashi was also out with Akiyama but it was a story of what happened inside the ring. Kawada wouldn’t take the help of Tenryu or Taue and it was a final distraction that led to a Tiger Driver that led to Misawa getting the victory! It was after the fall that Misawa, Kobashi, and Akiyama but then the HDR and Revolution came in the ring and it was Tenryu and Taue arguing with Kawada before he walked out. We then saw a quick continuation of the eight-man tag we saw earlier as the show closed.

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You have such a problem here, b/c AJPW at the time was about perfect and some of the best wrestling ever. Essentially you are almost doomed to fail, due to how great the real life is.

 

That being said, this is interesting stuff. Where will Kawada land? It's probably the best anyone could do, being put in the circumstances you are in.

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You have such a problem here, b/c AJPW at the time was about perfect and some of the best wrestling ever. Essentially you are almost doomed to fail, due to how great the real life is.

 

That being said, this is interesting stuff. Where will Kawada land? It's probably the best anyone could do, being put in the circumstances you are in.

 

Yeah I think the only way is to add in some emotional pieces to the feuds. With the HDR and Revolution back and Kawada walking the line... it is really the biggest thing to get the wrestling an extra boost... even if it isn't "kosher" with how Japan is run. Anytime there can be some emotion and history added to to the match, it will make it better.

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(15.09.1995) AJPW Fan Appreciation Day @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan

 

Ultimo Dragon defeated Norio Honaga

 

Stan Hansen & Jumbo Tsuruta defeated Mighty Inoue & Ryukaku Izumida

 

Samson Fuyuki & Koki Kitihara defeated Satoru Asako & Takashi Iizuka

 

ALL JAPAN JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT

2/3 Falls

Black Tiger © defeated Yoshinari Ogawa 2 Falls to 1!

 

Kawada defeated Takao Omori

 

Tenryu defeated Taue

 

Misawa, Akiyama, & Kobashi defeated Kikushi, Masaoe Inoue, & Masa Fuchi

 

-After the main event, Taue came out with the Holy Demon Army and called out Kawada. He told him that he needs to pick his place. He said that the tag titles mean something but honor means more and he doesnt honor a man who goes behind his back. This brought out Tenryu and Revolution who challenges Taue and the Holy Demon Army. Tenryu also told Kawada to pick his place and make a decision. Kawada look at the HDR and Revolution and the to Misawa and the SGA before saying he would made a decision at the next event.

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I think the only way to do an alternative version of All Japan is to be a little more angle heavy than in RL, since simply saying "these four guys had another awesome match that the crowd loved" would get old after a while.

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That is what I am trying with the Tenryu Revolution vs Holy Demon Army vs Super Generation Army angle all revolving around Kawada. Who will he pick?

 

Plus with Eddie coming in under the mask and the Junior Heavyweight Title, I think there is enough different to give it the boost it needs but we will see in the long run. It is still only results but I don't know how much time I would have to really add too much more to it and if it would even fit with the setting.

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Giant Baba has been working to get back into ring shape and possibly take the book from Misawa but things appear to be going ahead as follows right now. There could be a major shake up with the recent success if Baba doesn't have faith in Misawa as the booker. The "angle" with regards to Kawada, the Super Generation Army, the Holy Demon Army, and Revolution is said to be the key point for the rest of the year. No one knows how it will end up and who will come out as the main victor as Kawada is being pushed as a major star and a building block against the current champion Misawa. Some wonder that if Misawa builds him up to only defeat him, will it be enough for Baba to resume control. If Misawa loses to Kawada, could Baba see that as evidence that Misawa can't take the pressure of champion/booker at the same time.

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(30.09.1995) AJPW October Giant Series 1995 - Tag 1 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan

 

Junior Heavyweight Championship

Black Tiger © defeated Akira Nogami

 

Stan Hansen & Jumbo Tsuruta defeated Mighty Inoue & Ryukaku Izumida

 

All-Asia Tag Team Championship

Samson Fuyuki & Koki Kitihara defeated Takao Omori & Jun Akiyama – NEW CHAMPIONS!

 

Misawa & Kobashi defeated Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Masao Inoue

 

Tenryu vs Taue

- Ended in a no contest when the Holy Demon Army and Revolution got involved. We saw Kawada come out and get in between both men before hitting a huge kick in the back of Tenryu’s head! Taue smiled and shook his hand before Kawada pulled him in really close… headbutts him and then hits a DDT! The HDA and Revolution look on as Kawada walks off to an ovation from the crowd! In the aisle we see Misawa and Kobashi there as Kawada shakes their hands... it is the SUPER GENERATION ARMY!

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