AJPW results for January 3, 2017

All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2017 New Year Wars”, 1/3/2017 [Tue] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
1,061 Spectators

~ It was announced that referee Kyohei Wada has suffered an injury following his participation in yesterday’s battle royal. He took part in a special top rope spot with Fuminori Abe, but he ended up taking a full drop to the outside of the ring without anyone to break his fall. All Japan announced that he will be taking a break from the rest of this month’s tour.

(1) Naoya Nomura vs. Takuya Nomura (BJW)
Winner: Naoya (8:15) following a Spear Tackle Pin.
~ Naoya claims a revenge win following the losses last year.
(2) Masanobu Fuchi, Yohei Nakajima & SUSHI vs. Osamu Nishimura (FREE), Ultimo Dragon (Toryumon MEXICO) & Koji Iwamoto
Winner: Yohei (11:36) following the Tobiushiro-Mawashigeri on Iwamoto.
(3) Jun Akiyama & Kendo Kashin (FREE) vs. Isami Kodaka (BASARA) & Kazuhiro Tamura (HEAT-UP)
Winner: Kashin (6:24) via pin-fall on Tamura, following a Running Knee from Akiyama.
~ Ultimo Dragon came out and offered Akiyama to join him in Mexico for his 30th anniversary as a pro-wrestler in May.
(4) Atsushi Aoki, Super Tiger (RJPW) & Hikaru Sato (Pancrase MISSION) vs. Shuji Ishikawa (FREE), Ryoji Sai (LAND’S END) & Minoru Tanaka (FREE)
Winner: Ishikawa (9:57) with the Splash Mountain on Hikaru.
~ Aoki and Minoru had a stare-down following the match, though that was then lead by the announcement of this years junior singles league.

The participants for this years “Jr. BATTLE OF GLORY” were announced.


Atsushi Aoki
Koji Iwamoto
Keisuke Ishii (DDT)
Masashi Takeda (U-FILE)
Minoru Tanaka (FREE)


Hikaru Sato
Yohei Nakajima
Yuma Aoyagi
Atsushi Maruyama (FREE)
Kazuhiro Tamura (HEAT-UP)

~ This year league is set to begin on February 17 at Korakuen and will run, a total of 6 events from start to finish, until February 26 in Osaka. The announced matches have been added to the monthly event cards.

(5) World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [42nd Champion] Keisuke Ishii (DDT) vs. [Challenger] Yuma Aoyagi
Winner: Keisuke (16:22) following the High Angle Double Arm DDT.
~ 1st successful title defense.

(6) Kento Miyahara & Jake Lee vs. Suwama & Joe Doering
Winner: Miyahara (14:58) following the Blackout on Doering.
~ Miyahara with a strong win over the returning Joe. Though Joe did not take the loss withstanding as he rushed after the newest debuting rookie Yusuke Okada with a heavy lariat after the match.

(7) World Tag Championship Match: [73rd Champions] “Big Guns” Zeus & The Bodyguard vs. [Challengers] “GET WILD” Takao Omori & Manabu Soya
Winner: Bodyguard (19:46) with the Bounce (Lifting Avalanche Hold Slam) on Omori.
~ Big Guns with the successful defense.
~ Zeus and Omori ended the show in celebration with the fans in attendance. In the process ending the challengers recent dominate win streak stemming from last months tag league.
~ Bodyguard hinted that he wants to challenge for the Triple Crown this year.

AJPW Event Cards for January & February 2017

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