All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2017 Excite Series ~ Jr. BATTLE OF GLORY”, 2/24/2017 [Fri] 18:30 @ Nagoya City Nakamura Sports Center, 2nd Stadium in Aichi
(1) Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato vs. Masashi Takeda (FREE) & Fuminori Abe (Sportiva)
◆Winner: Aoki (6:07) following the Spiral Poseidon on Abe.
(2) Jr. League ~ B BLOCK : Yuma Aoyagi vs. Kazuhiro Tamura
◆Winner: Tamura (6:47) with the Minoru Special.
~ Tamura [2 wins, 2 losses = 4 points]
~ Aoyagi [1 win, 1 loss, 1 NC = 3 points]
~ Tamura ends his run at 4 points, while Aoyagi still has one match remaining and still remains in contention for the block.
(3) Jr. League ~ B BLOCK : Yohei Nakajima vs. Atsushi Maruyama
◆Winner: Maruyama (6:14) following a TAJIRI style Buzzsaw Kick.
~ Maruyama [1 win, 2 draws, 1 loss = 4 points]
~ Yohei [2 wins, 2 losses = 4 points]
~ Both wrestlers end their run tied in the block.
(4) Jun Akiyama & Ultimo Dragon (Toryumon MEXICO) vs. Takao Omori & Yusuke Okada
◆Winner: Ultimo (10:49) with a La Magistral on Yusuke.
(5) Jr. League ~ A BLOCK : Koji Iwamoto vs. Minoru Tanaka
◆Winner: DRAW (20:00) Time Expired.
~ Iwamoto [1 win, 1 draw, 1 NC = 3 points]
~ Minoru [1 draw, 2 losses = 1 point]
~ Minoru commended Iwamoto for his effort, even though Minoru himself drops out of the running for the league.
(6) Suwama & Joe Doering vs. Ryoji Sai (LAND’S END) & Yutaka Yoshie (FREE)
◆Winner: Suwama (8:55) with the Manriki Sleeper on Yoshie.
(7) Kento Miyahara, Jake Lee & Naoya Nomura vs. Zeus, The Bodyguard (FREE) & KAI (FREE)
◆Winner: Bodyguard (15:23) with the Bounce on Nomura.
~ Bodyguard claims the final prelude win as we head into the title challenge on Sunday. Bodyguard stated that he is fully prepared to capture the belt in Osaka.
~ The final day of the on-going league will be on Sunday, 2/26.