5/15 All-Japan Results (Updated)
All-Japan kicked off the RISE UP 2011 Tour today, results from Korakuen:
They claimed 1800 paid (sellout).
Akebono, Ryota Hama & BUSHI beat Masanobu Fuchi, Taiyo Kea & Takao Omori in 10:42. Akebono pinned Fuchi after a body press.
Minoru & MAZADA beat Shuji Kondo & Hiroshi Yamato in 8:20. Minoru pinned Yamato after Minoru Special.
TARU & Rene Dupree beat Minoru Suzuki & Hikaru Sato in 8:50. Dupree pinned Sato after a diving body press.
Seiya Sanada, Manabu Soya & Yasufumi Nakanoue beat Daisuke Sekimoto, Yuji Okabayashi & Ryuichi Kawakami (Big Japan) in 12:40. Sanada pinned Kawakami with a tiger suplex hold.
Keiji Muto & KENSO Beat KONO & Joe Doering in 12:48. KENSO pinned KONO.
KAI beat Kaz Hayashi in 13:23. As a result, KAI will get the next title shot against All-Japan Jr. Heavyweight Champion Minoru. Date TBA but I’m thinking 6/19. I’ll confirm once official.
Suwama & Masakatsu Funaki beat Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi (New Japan) in 22:42. Suwama pinned Nakanishi with a backdrop hold.
UPDATE: Some fallout & notes from the event via SportsNavi:
The TBA for KAI-Minoru has been confirmed and my thinking was right-6/19.
Much to my delight, one of my favorite tag teams is back! Akebono announced after the event he was reforming SMOP-Super Megaton Ohzumo Powers-with fellow ex-sumo Ryota Hama. The team would go on to win the All-Asia Tag Team Titles and again have their eyes on bringing the belts back to All-Japan.