AJPW results for January 2, 2016

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All Japan Pro Wrestling “2016 New Years 2 Days”, 1/2/2016 [Sat] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
1,288 Spectators

~ The entire All Japan roster came to thank the fans for coming out and supporting All Japan in the new year.
~ Akiyama formally announced that All Japan will be making its return to the Ryogoku Kokugikan on November 27th.

(1) Masanobu Fuchi, SUSHI & SUSHI☆Kozou vs. Osamu Nishimura, Ultimo Dragon & Ryuji Hijikata [all FREE]
◆Winner: Dragon (13:54) with a La Magistral on Kozou.
(2) Shuji Ishikawa [FREE] vs. Hikaru Sato [Pancrase MISSION]
◆Winner: Ishikawa (8:47) with the Splash Mountain.
(3) Yohei Nakajima, Yuma Aoyagi & Keiichi Sato vs. Isami Kodaka [BASARA], Yuko Miyamoto [666] & Kazuhiro Tamura [HEAT-UP]
◆Winner: Miyamoto (12:40) with a Moonsault Press on Keiichi.

~ All Japan announced that they will be holding the “Jr. BATTLE of GLORY” in February and the wrestlers and matches have been announced as follows…

A BLOCK: Atsushi Aoki, SUSHI, Takeshi Minamino [FREE] & Soma Takao [DDT]
B BLOCK: Hikaru Sato, Ryuji Hijikata [FREE], Kazuki Hashimoto [BJW] & Atsushi Maruyama [FREE]

The announced matches are as follows…

2/12 [Fri] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() A BLOCK: Atsushi Aoki vs. Takeshi Minamino
() A BLOCK: SUSHI vs. Soma Takao
() B BLOCK: Hikaru Sato vs. Atsushi Maruyama
() B BLOCK: Ryuji Hijikata vs. Kazuki Hashimoto

2/13 [Sat] 18:00 @ Choshi City Gymnasium in Chiba
() A BLOCK: Atsushi Aoki vs. Soma Takao
() A BLOCK: SUSHI vs. Takeshi Minamino
() B BLOCK: Hikaru Sato vs. Kazuki Hashimoto
() B BLOCK: Ryuji Hijikata vs. Atsushi Maruyama

2/16 [Tue] 19:00 @ Sayama Citizens Exchange Center in Saitama
() A BLOCK: Atsushi Aoki vs. SUSHI
() A BLOCK: Takeshi Minamino vs. Soma Takao
() B BLOCK: Hikaru Sato vs. Ryuji Hijikata
() B BLOCK: Kazuki Hashimoto vs. Atsushi Maruyama

2/21 [Sun] @ EDION Arena Osaka
() Final Match: A BLOCK #1 vs. B BLOCK #2

(4) Atsushi Aoki & Naoya Nomura vs. Kento Miayahara & Jake Lee
◆Winner: Nomura (7:33) with a Diving Body Press on Lee.
~ Nomura declared that he is more than ready for the GAORA TV challenge tomorrow.

(5) Takao Omori & Zeus vs. Yuji Okabayashi & Daisuke Sekimoto [both BJW]
◆Winner: Okabayashi (13:13) with the Golem Splash on Omori.
~ The two hinted that they plan to once more compete in BJW actively going forward.

(6) New Year Openweight Battle Royal: Masanobu Fuchi, Ultimo Dragon, SUSHI & SUSHI☆Kozou, Ryuji Hijikata, Shuji Ishikawa, Hikaru Sato, Yohei Nakajima, Yuma Aoyagi & Keiichi Sato, Isami Kodaka, Yuko Miyamoto, Kazuhiro Tamura & Shigehiro Irie [DDT]
◆Winner: Yuma Aoyagi (13:29) via pin-fall on Ultimo and Irie.
~ Ultimo had a La Magistral on Irie and Yuma used that chance to get the quick win.
~ Aoyagi stated that he plans to challenge the winner of tomorrow’s GAORA TV title match.

(7) Triple Crown Championship Match: [53rd Champion] Jun Akiyama vs. [Challenger] Suwama
◆Winner: Suwama (24:19) with a Backdrop Hold.
~ Champion falls on his 1st title defense. Suwama becomes the 54th generation champion.
~ Miyahara, Zeus, and Ishikawa all came out to challenge the new champion following the match.
~ Suwama stated that the challenger shall be decided after tomorrow’s main event.
~ Suwama closed his win by stating that he aims to compete in top form throughout this year. That he will be a fighting champion for All Japan.
~ Suwama will compete again at tonight’s BJW show at Korakuen.

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