All-Japan News: Full 6/19 Card Announced
All-Japan today announced the full card for PRO WRESTLING LOVE IN RYOGOKU VOL. 12 this Sunday at Ryogoku, mainly adding undercard matches to precede the scheduled title matches as well as determining the match order. The full card:
Kaz Hayashi & Yasufumi Nakanoue vs. Hiroshi Yamato & BUSHI
Masanobu Fuchi vs. Minoru Suzuki
Taiyo Kea & Takao Omori vs. Joe Doering & Rene Dupree
Shuji Kondo vs. KAI for the vacant All-Japan World Jr. Heavyweight Championship
All-Asia Tag Team Champions Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi (Big Japan) vs. Seiya Sanada & Manabu Soya for the titles
Masakatsu Funaki vs. Kyotaro (K-1). Kyotaro is the Japanese K-1 Heavyweight Champion and one of the top Japanese fighters in K-1. Although Kyotaro is a kickboxer by trade (and Funaki si a former MMA fighter/shootfighter), this match is pro wrestling rules
The Great Muta & KENSO vs. Akebono & Ryota Hama for the vacant All-Japan World Tag Team Championship
Triple Crown Champion Suwama vs. Yuji Nagata (New Japan) for the Triple Crown
The card also seems to confirm that the injury that has forced Hayashi off the last 2 events (cut, apparently on forehead) does not appear to be serious. As it is they’re still off another 3-4 days before the next event so Hayashi has some time to heal, but I will continue to monitor the situation.
Unrelated FYI: No further updates on Nobukazu Hirai over the last several days.