AJPW results for January 2, 2018

All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2018 New Year Wars”, 1/2/2017 [Tue] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
1,522 Spectators (crowded)

~ It was announced that Atsushi Maruyama has joined the promotion as of January 1st.

(1) Yusuke Okada vs. Keiichi Sato (FREE)
Winner: Keiichi (5:29) following a Modified Fisherman Buster.
(2) Masanobu Fuchi, Dick Togo (FREE) & Atsushi Maruyama vs. Osamu Nishimura (FREE), Ultimo Dragon & Yohei Nakajima
Winner: Togo (4:39) with a Crossface on Yohei.
(3) Kento Miyahara, Yoshitatsu (FREE), Naoya Nomura & Yuma Aoyagi vs. Ryoji Sai (LAND’S END), The Bodyguard (FREE), KAI (FREE) & Hikaru Sato
Winner: Miyahara (7:39) following the Blackout on Hikaru.
(4) New Year Battle Royal: Kento Miyahara, Naoya Nomura, Yuma Aoyagi, Hikaru Sato, Masanobu Fuchi, Bodyguard, Keiichi Sato, Yoshitatsu (FREE), Yutaka Yoshie (FREE), Ryoji Sai, Osamu Nishimura, Black Tiger VII, Kaji Tomato (K-DOJO) & Fuminori Abe (BASARA)
Winner: KAI (10:48) with the Meteor Impact on Atsushi Maruyama.
(5) Jun Akiyama, Takao Omori & Koji Iwamoto vs. Suwama, Shuji Ishikawa (FREE) & Atsushi Aoki
Winner: Aoki (8:24) with a Cross Armbar on Iwamoto.
~ Plenty of heat was shown between Akiyama & Omori and Suwama & Ishikawa as they head into tomorrow’s World Tag title match.


The wrestlers and split blocks were announced for next month’s “Jr. BATTLE OF GLORY”.

This years junior league is set to be held throughout the month of February with the kick-off event at the 2/13 show at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo and the final set to take place on 2/25 in Osaka. The matches can be found in the event card listings for this month and next.

A BLOCK

Atsushi Aoki
Shuji Kondo (WRESTLE-1)
Yusuke Okada
Atsushi Maruyama
Soma Takao (DDT)
Keiichi Sato (FREE)

B BLOCK

Koji Iwamoto
Yohei Nakajima
TAJIRI (FREE)
Hikaru Sato (Pancrase MISSION)
Kotaro Suzuki (FREE)
Mineo Fujita (Chinko Pro)


(6) World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [46th Champion] TAJIRI vs. [Challenger] Kotaro Suzuki (FREE)
Winner: TAJIRI (12:42) following a Buzzsaw Kick.
~ 3rd successful title defense.
~ Atsushi Aoki came forward and accepted TAJIRI’s previous call-out for a defense against him. The match is being set to take place on 2/3 in Yokohama.

(7) Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship Match: [59th Champion] Joe Doering vs. [Challenger] Zeus
Winner: Doering (20:09) with the Revolution Bomb.
~ 2nd successful title defense.
~ Following the match, KAI made the challenge for a chance at the belt.

AJPW Event Cards for January & February 2018

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