All Japan Pro-Wrestling “GROWIN’ UP vol. 1”, 3/27/2017 [Mon] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
274 Spectators (overcrowded)
(1) GROWIN’ UP Opening Match: Atsushi Aoki & Yusuke Okada vs. Minoru Tanaka (FREE) & Fuminori Abe (Sportiva)
♦Winner: Minoru (11:13) with a Jumping Rolling Cross Armbar on Yusuke.
(2) 25-Year Conflict! GET WILD vs Kai no Kairiki: Takao Omori vs. Masao Inoue (FREE)
♦Winner: Omori (10:46) following a Sliding Axe Bomber.
(3) GROWIN’ UP Special Tag Match: Yohei Nakajima & Koji Iwamoto vs. Naoya Nomura & Yuma Aoyagi
♦Winner: Nomura (9:13) with a Modified German Suplex Hold on Yohei.
~ Nomura with the win as he looks to carry this momentum into the Champion Carnival.
~ Mutual respect was shown between Iwamoto and Aoyagi as they will be teaming at New Japan’s LION’S GATE next month.
(4) GROWIN’ UP Special Single Match: Hikaru Sato vs. Jun Akiyama
♦Winner: Akiyama (8:49) with a Front Neck Lock.
(5) GROWIN’ UP Special Tag Match: Suwama & Joe Doering vs. Yuji Okabayashi & Yoshihisa Uto (both BJW)
♦Winner: Suwama (13:10) with the Manriki Sleeper on Uto.
~ Plenty of heat was shown between Doering and Okabayashi as the two rekindle their a part of their past battles.
~ Okabayashi also hinted that he would not mind having a match against Sai.
(6) The Road to 2017 Champion Carnival ~ Final ~: Kento Miyahara, Daisuke Sekimoto (BJW) & Kengo Mashimo (K-DOJO) vs. Zeus, Jake Lee & Ryoji Sai (LAND’S END)
♦Winner: Miyahara (37:17) with the Shutdown German Suplex Hold on Zeus.
~ After a long fought battle, Miyahara claims a revenge win over Zeus as they both now head into next month’s CC.
~ Miyahara, as the reigning Triple Crown champion, stated that he aims to win the Carnival as well.
~ Next up is the 2017 Champion Carnival which begins on April 4.