All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2017 Excite Series ~ Jr. BATTLE OF GLORY”, 2/23/2017 [Thu] 18:30 @ Yaizu Bunka Kaikan, Small Hall in Shizuoka
(1) Takao Omori & Yusuke Okada vs. Yohei Nakajima & Atsushi Maruyama (FREE)
◆Winner: Yohei (8:09) with an STF on Yusuke.
(2) Jr. League ~ B BLOCK : Hikaru Sato vs. Kazuhiro Tamura
◆Winner: Hikaru (7:35) with a Modified Captured Cross Armbar.
~ Hikaru [1 win, 1 loss, 1 draw = 3 points]
~ Tamura [1 win, 2 losses = 2 points]
~ Hikaru declared that he shall make it to the finals.
(3) Jr. League ~ A BLOCK : Keisuke Ishii vs. Masashi Takeda
◆Winner: Keisuke (20:00) Time Expired.
~ Keisuke [1 win, 2 no contests, 1 draw = 3 points]
~ Takeda [1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss = 3 points]
~ The World Jr. Champions end his run in the league with only 1 win, but no losses due to the rules. Regardless of the outcome there will potentially be at least three men calling for a rematch against him.
(4) Jun Akiyama, Ryoji Sai (LAND’S END) & Koji Iwamoto vs. Suwama, Joe Doering & Fuminori Abe (Sportiva)
◆Winner: Iwamoto (10:25) with a German Suplex Hold on Abe.
(5) Jr. League ~ A BLOCK : Atsushi Aoki vs. Minoru Tanaka
◆Winner: Aoki (11:22) with the Assault Point.
~ Aoki [1 win, 1 loss, 1 no contest = 2 points]
~ Minoru [2 losses = 0 points]
~ Aoki celebrates his first win while Minoru slips down to two losses.
(6) Kento Miyahara, Jake Lee, Naoya Nomura & Yuma Aoyagi vs. Zeus, The Bodyguard (FREE), KAI (FREE) & Yutaka Yoshie (FREE)
◆Winner: Yoshie (14:18) with a Diving Body Press on Aoyagi.
~ KAI returns after being taken out with a minor concussion last week. As he states his intention remains true to go after the Triple Crown belt.