All-Japan News: Upcoming Cards, Tag Titles Vacated
Lots of All-Japan news related to the next tour:
First up, the All-Japan World Tag Team Championship is now VACANT. Previous champions Keiji Muto & Masakatsu Funaki have apparently returned the titles due to Muto injuries. Determination match to crown new champions is set for 7/4, it will be Taiyo Kea & Akebono vs. Suwama & Ryota Hama.
Also on 7/4 is Triple Crown Champion Minoru Suzuki vs. Masayuki Kono for the Triple Crown.
Set for 7/2 is All-Japan World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Kaz Hayashi’s next defense, and it’s going to be a very tough V13…TAKA Michinoku. I would assume this is pending TAKA being back by then, he’s currently out due to injury.
7/1 at Sakata City Gym will feature All-Asia Tag Team Champions TARU & Big Daddy Voodoo vs. Shuji Kondo & Hiroshi Yamato for the titles.
Add another WWF/E castoff to the roster for the next tour: Antonio Thomas, best known as half of the Heart Throbs team.
The latest partial cards for the tour:
Masanobu Fuchi vs. Yasufumi Nakanoue
Shuji Kondo, Hiroshi Yamato & Antonio Thomas vs. TARU, Minoru & Hate
Seiya Sanada & KAI vs. Rene Dupree & Lance Cado
Masakatsu Funaki & BUSHI vs. Big Daddy Voodoo & TBA
Akebono vs. Ryota Hama
Minoru Suzuki, Taiyo Kea & TAKA Michinoku vs. Suwama, Masayuki Kono & Kaz Hayashi
7/1 (Sakata City Gym):
All-Asia Tag Team Champions TARU & Big Daddy Voodoo vs. Shuji Kondo & Hiroshi Yamato for the titles
All-Japan World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Kaz Hayashi vs. TAKA Michinoku for the title
A New Generation vs. Nonpartisan Troop vs. Voodoo Murders Single Match series. Each unit will have 4 heavyweights competing in a series of 6 singles matches. Matchups determined on event day by random draw.
7/4 (Osaka Prefectural Gym):
Taiyo Kea & Akebono vs. Suwama & Ryota Hama for the vacant All-Japan World Tag Team Titles
Triple Crown Champion Minoru Suzuki vs. Masayuki Kono for the Triple Crown