All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2017 Raising an Army Series”, 10/9/2017 [Mon] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Koji Iwamoto vs. Kotaro Suzuki (FREE)
◆Winner: Kotaro (8:43) with a Tiger Driver.
(2) Masanobu Fuchi, Taiyo Kea (FREE) & Manabu Soya (W-1) vs. TAJIRI (FREE), Yohei Nakajima & Fuminori Abe (Sportiva)
◆Winner: Kea (8:50) following the TKO 34th on Abe.
~ Kea with the win with his return to the All Japan ring.
(3) Naoya Nomura, Yuma Aoyagi & KAI (FREE) vs. Atsushi Aoki, Hikaru Sato & Yusuke Okada
◆Winner: KAI (10:35) following a Vertical Drop style Brainbuster on Yusuke.
(4) BANG! TV World Heavyweight Championship Match: [3rd Champion] Osamu Nishimura (FREE) vs. [Challenger] Danny Jones
◆Winner: Nishimura (3R :34) with a Leg Roll Clutch.
~ 4th successful title defense.
~ After the match, Maruyama made the challenge.
~ The teams were announced for the upcoming “World’s Strongest Tag League”.
~ Kento Miyahara & Yoshitatsu, Suwama & Shuji Ishikawa, Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori, Zeus & The Bodyguard, Joe Doering & Taiyo Kea, Naoya Nomura & Yuma Aoyagi, Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi, Manabu Soya & Black Tiger VII, TAJIRI & KAI, and Ryoji Sai & Masakado.
~ Keiji Mutoh was announced to be competing on the “World’s Strongest Tag League” kick off show on 11/19 in Sapporo, he will be teaming with Kento Miyahara, Dory Funk Jr. & Ultimo Dragon to take on the team of Daisuke Sekimoto, TAJIRI, Black Tiger VII & Dalton Drellich.
~ Then Yuki Kanzaki will be making his re-debut as an All Japan wrestler on 11/19 as well. He will be teaming with Yusuke Okada to take on Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato. (Stats: 169.5cm, 75kg, born on 10/17/1995 from Sapporo, Hokkaido. He has a sports background in Kendo and MMA. He joined All Japan on September 1 with him making his original debut in Pro-Wrestling FTO the year prior.)
(5) Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori vs. Zeus & The Bodyguard (FREE)
◆Winner: Omori () following an Sliding style Axe Bomber on Bodyguard.
~ Akiyama declared that he and Omori are going to capture the World Tag belts on 10/21.
~ Today was also Akiyama’s 48th birthday.
(6) Triple Crown Next Challenger: Joe Doering vs. Shuji Ishikawa (FREE)
◆Winner: Doering () with a Running Body Attack.
(7) Triple Crown Championship Match: [57th Champion] Kento Miyahara vs. [Challenger] Suwama
◆Winner: Suwama (31:03) following the Last Ride.
~ Champion falls on his 1st title defense. Suwama becomes the 58th champion and the record holder for most reigns at now 6 in total.
~ Suwama will go on to defend the Triple Crown belt against his former partner Doering on 10/21.
~ The event cards have been updated for 10/31 and the “Jr TAG BATTLE OF GLORY” which begins in November. Also expect a separate event card post later today…