04/18/2011


SportsNavi provides these photos from the press conference today announcing the ALL TOGETHER event on 8/27 at Nippon budokan. The top photo features the respective Big 3 Heavyweight Champions and the promotion’s presidents in the front row (not sure who’s on far left, I want to say that might be PWF President Hiroshi Hase, on his left is All-Japan President Keiji Muto, holding the poster is [I believe] New Japan President Naoki Sugabayashi, on the far right is NOAH President Akira Taue). In the back and in the second photo above is quite the dream team-current IWGP Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi, current Triple Crown Champion Suwama and current GHC Heavyweight Champion Takashi Sugiura. I was already excited for this when I heard about it this morning, now 8/27 can’t come fast enough. For the curious, the last time there was such an event like this was all the way back in 1979-when there was only New Japan & All-Japan. They also announced that in addition to profits from ticket sales, profits from t-shirts and other goods that will be sold at the event will be donated to earthquake disaster relief efforts.

(Photos-SportsNavi)

Update: My guess was wrong, it’s not Hase. It’s actually Mr. Ebata, (I think) the representative President of Tokyo Sports.

Update 2: Video from today’s presser courtesy of New Japan: