All-Japan News: BUSHIs To Face Off, Soya Returning, More
SportsNavi passes along quite a bit of All-Japan news today:
More on the BUSHIs situation: BUSHI has now received a 3rd letter from the “other” one in Canada, reading something like this: “To BUSHI of impersonator. We is genuine BUSHI. It visits Japan in order to prove the fact that we is true BUSHI. From true BUSHI”
For convenience, All-Japan has decided to call this other one “BLACK BUSHI”. BLACK will participate in the next tour and the BUSHIs will face off on 8/21.
Takumi Soya, the brother of Manabu Soya, who has been out since March due to a fractured jaw, will return on 8/13.
The promotion’s annual Jr. Heavyweight League was announced as well, it will take place during the September tour. Participation will be announced on 8/13, but President Masayuki Uchida revealed today that Kenny Omega already wants in. We shall see.
Some upcoming tour cards also announced:
Osamu Nishimura Return Match: Osamu Nishimura & Masanobu Fuchi vs. Yasufumi Nakanoue & Soshun
Minoru & BUSHI vs. MAZADA & BLACK BUSHI
Takumi Soya Return Match: Takumi Soya & Masakatsu Funaki vs. Joe Doering & Rene Dupree
KENSO vs. Takao Omori
Akebono & Ryota Hama vs. Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi (Big Japan)
Suwama, Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo vs. Taiyo Kea, Seiya Sanada & Manabu Soya
All-Japan World Jr. Heavyweight Champion KAI vs. Hiroshi Yamato for the title
8/17 (Noboribetsu Gym):
Lee Che Gyong Debut Match: Lee Che Gyong vs. TBA
8/20 (Sapporo Teisen Hall):
10 Man Captains Fall Elimination Match: Suwama, Masakatsu Funaki, Manabu Soya, Minoru & Shuji Kondo vs. Taiyo Kea, Seiya Sanada, Manabu Soya, KAI & Hiroshi Yamato. Captains TBA. OTR rules will not be in effect
Akebono & BUSHI vs. Joe Doering & BLACK BUSHI
8/21 (Sapporo Teisen Hall):
All-Asia Tag Team Champions Seiya Sanda & Manabu Soya vs. Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo for the titles
Suwama, Masakatsu Funaki & Minoru vs. Taiyo Kea, KAI & Hiroshi Yamato
BUSHI vs. BLACK BUSHI