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Suwama vacates AJPW Triple Crown title after positive COVID-19 test
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Suwama has vacated the AJPW Triple Crown title after testing positive for COVID-19.

All Japan Pro Wrestling announced this morning that Suwama has tested positive and as a result, will vacate the title. He was scheduled to defend the championship against Jake Lee on June 26 at the Ota Ward Gymnasium in Tokyo. No further details regarding the Triple Crown title were announced.

Tokyo Sports further reported that Suwama had felt sick around the 18th, then tested positive the following day. The original COVID-19 test Suwama took was negative, but a follow-up PCR test later confirmed the positive result.

Suwama held the Triple Crown title for 454 days, defeating Kenyo Miyahara on March 23, 2020. He was on his seventh reign as champion, a record for the title. The title defense against Lee would have been his eighth title defense.

Another AJPW wrestler, Zeus, was pulled from last year’s Real World Tag League in November after testing positive for COVID. He returned to in-ring action the following month.
 
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Well damn. Hope he recovers just fine. In other news, I like SUWAMA a lot but goddamn he was champion again?
 

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You give your body night and day to become Champion one time and then Covid 19 stops that dream from continuing poor guy. He'll be back wanting to get back his Crown no doubt.
 

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All Japan Pro Wrestling has revealed how their next Triple Crown Champion will be decided.

At AJPW's Champions Night show at Ota Ward Gymnasium in Tokyo this Saturday (June 26), Jake Lee, Kento Miyahara, and Yuma Aoyagi will take part in a three-person battle where they'll face off in singles matches that will take place one after another. The first wrestler to win two matches in a row will become the new Triple Crown Champion.

A lottery will be held before the show to determine the order of the matches.

Lee, who won this year's Champion Carnival tournament, was originally set to challenge Suwama for the Triple Crown title at Champions Night. But Suwama had to vacate the title after testing positive for COVID-19. Suwama had held the Triple Crown Championship since winning the title from Miyahara in March 2020.

Miyahara & Aoyagi were scheduled to defend their AJPW World Tag Team titles against Koji Doi & Kuma Arashi at Champions Night, but that match has been postponed due to Miyahara and Aoyagi both being in the Triple Crown Championship match. Doi & Arashi will now face Ryuki Honda & Shotaro Ashino in a tag match at the show.

Lee and Aoyagi have both never held the Triple Crown Championship previously. Miyahara is a four-time former champion.
 
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Jake Lee won the gauntlet series to become the new Triple Crown Champion for the first time
 
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All Japan Pro Wrestling will hold a show tomorrow in Osaka.

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• Jun Saito and Rei Saito vs. Quiet Storm and Ryuki Honda
• Andy Wu, Francesco Akira and Hikaru Sato vs. Atsuki Aoyagi, Shoichi Uchida and Yasutaka Oosera
• Izanagi and UTAMARO vs. Takao Omori and Yoshitatsu
• Dan Tamura, Shotaro Ashino and SUWAMA vs. Hokuto Omori, Jake Lee and Yusuke Kodama
• Koji Iwamoto vs. Zeus
• World Tag Team Championships: Kento Miyahara and Yuma Aoyagi (c) vs. Koji Doi and Kuma Arashi
 

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All Japan Pro Wrestling held a show today in Shin-Kiba 1st Ring.

The full results were:

• Dan Tamura Hikaru Sato def. Jun Saito and Rei Saito
• Koji Iwamoto and Takao Omori def. Chikara and Yoshitatsu
• Zeus def. Ryuki Honda
• Izanagi, SUGI and Yusuke Kodama def. Atsuki Aoyagi, Francesco Akira and Rising HAYATO
• Kento Miyahara and Yuma Aoyagi def. Hokuto Omori and Kuma Arashi
• Shotaro Ashino and SUWAMA def. Jake Lee and Koji Doi

Yuma Aoyagi pinned Hokuto Omori to win the fifth match, but Omori hit Aoyagi with a low blow afterwards and stole Aoyagi’s half of the World Tag Team Championships.

In the main event, Shotaro Ashino defeated Jake Lee by submission and once again challenged him for the Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship. Ashino also promised that SUWAMA would be his first challenger for the title if he was victorious against Lee.

Ashino was previously scheduled to face Shuji Ishikawa in a match to determine Lee’s first challenger for the title at All Japan’s show on July 11 in EDION Arena Osaka #2, with the winner challenging Lee on July 22 in Korakuen Hall, but the bout was cancelled after Ishikawa tested positive for COVID-19.
 
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All Japan Pro Wrestling held a show today in Yokohama.

The full results were:

• Hikaru Sato and Ryuki Honda def. Jun Saito and Rei Saito
• Dan Tamura and Francesco Akira def. Atsuki Aoyagi and Rising HAYATO
• Takao Omori and TAMURA def. Baliyan Akki and Yoshitatsu
• CIMA, El Lindaman and Issei Onitsuka def. Devil Murasaki, Izanagi and Zeus
• SUWAMA def. Koji Iwamoto
• Kento Miyahara, Shotaro Ashino and Yuma Aoyagi def. Hokuto Omori, Jake Lee and Yusuke Kodama

Issei Onitsuka defeated Devil Murasaki to win the fourth match and announced he will team T-Hawk’s place as El Lindaman’s partner to challenge Izanagi and Zeus for the All Asia Tag Team Championships at All Japan’s show on July 22 in Korakuen Hall.
 

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All Japan Pro Wrestling has announced the full card for its show on July 22 in Korakuen Hall.

The full card is:

• Jun Saito, Rei Saito and Ryoma Tsukamoto vs. Osamu Nishimura, Ryuji Hijikata and Takao Omori
• Atsuki Aoyagi and Rising HAYATO vs. Dan Tamura and Ryuki Honda
• All Asia Tag Team Championships: Izanagi and Zeus (c) vs. El Lindaman and Issei Onitsuka
• Kento Miyahara vs. Koji Iwamoto
• Hikaru Sato, Shuhei Taniguchi and SUWAMA vs. SUSHI, Takuya Wada and Yuma Aoyagi
• AJPW TV 6-Man Tag Team Championships: Hokuto Omori, TAJIRI and Yusuke Kodama (c) vs. Carbell Ito, Seigo Tachibana and Yoshitatsu
• World Junior Heavyweight Championship: Francesco Akira (c) vs. SUGI
• Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship: Jake Lee (c) vs. Shotaro Ashino

All Japan’s newest rookie Ryoma Tsukamoto will team with Jun Saito and Rei Saito against Osamu Nishimura, Ryuji Hijikata and Takao Omori in his wrestling debut in the opening match.
 

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All Japan Pro Wrestling held its Summer Action Series card at Korakuen Hall on Thursday featuring a title change.

Francesco Akira was making his first defense of the AJPW junior heavyweight championship and was unsuccessful, losing the title to Sugi.

The loss ended Akira’s brief reign after 26 days when he won the title on June 26th from Koji Iwamoto.

It was Sugi’s first championship in All Japan after becoming a freelancer earlier this year and ending his exclusive relationship with Zero1. He has been wrestling since 2003 and held championships in Michinoku Pro and Zero1.



Thursday’s show was headlined by Triple Crown holder Jake Lee defeating Shotaro Ashino. It was Lee’s first defense of the championship after winning the vacant title in a series of matches involving Kento Miyahara and Yuma Aoyagi on June 26th.

The card drew 709 fans to Korakuen Hall and below are the results (Credit: Purolove.com):
*Triple Crown: Jake Lee (champion) over Shotaro Ashino
*AJPW Junior Heavyweight Championship: Sugi over Francesco Akira (champion)
*Atsushi Aoki Memorial Match: Suwama, Hikaru Sato & King Tani over Yuma Aoyagi, Takuya Wada & SUSHI
*Kento Miyahara over Koji Iwamoto
*All Asia Tag Team Championship: Zeus & Izanagi (champions) over El Lindaman & Issei Onitsuka
*AJPW TV Six-Man Championship: Yoshitatsu, Seigo Tachibana & Carbell Ito over Tajiri, Hokuto Omori & Yusuke Kodama (champions)
*Ryuki Honda & Dan Tamura over Atsuki Aoyagi & Rising HAYATO
*Takao Omori, Osamu Nishimura & Ryuji Hijikata over Jun Saito, Rei Saito & Ryoma Tsukamoto
 

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Damn poor Francesco lmao
 

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All Japan Pro Wrestling ~Royal Road Tournament 2021~ Preview


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On the 15th of August Royal Road Tournament returns. This will be the biggest Royal Road since the tournament started with 32 men in the running to win. A mixture of heavyweights, junior heavyweights and even rookies make up the brackets.

Unlike most All Japan tournaments Royal Road is single elimination. So once a wrestler has lost, they are out of the competition.

The first round will be held on one day but spilt into two shows. An afternoon show and a night show.

Royal Road Round 1

12:30


Black Menso-Re vs Ayato Yoshida
Takao Omori vs Atsuki Aoyagi
Kento Miyahara vs Yusuke Kodama
Jake lee vs SUGI
Shuji Ishikawa vs Jun Saito
Shigehiro Irie vs Kuma Arashi
Zeus vs Seigo Tachibana
Rising HAYATO vs T-Hawk

17:00

Izanagi vs Francesco Akira
Hokuto Omori vs Ryuki Honda
TAJIRI vs Devil Murasaki
Yoshi Tatsu vs Hikaru Sato
Dan Tamura vs Abdulla Kobayashi
Koji Iwamoto vs Koji Doi
Yuma Aoyagi vs Shotaro Ashino
Suwama vs Rei Saito

Notes

Ayato Yoshida returns to All Japan for the first time since January. He was a member of the faction JIN until Jake betrayed Koji and ended the faction.

With SUGI’s win on the last day of summer action series his match against Jake Lee will now be an all champion match up. Heavyweight champion vs junior heavyweight champion.

Shuji Ishikawa and Black Menso-Re make their returns to the ring after testing positive for covid last month and missing the entire summer action tour.

The identity of Purple Haze member Devil Murasaki is still a mystery.

Abdulla Kobayashi returns for the first time after challenging Nextream for the world tag team titles earlier in the year in February.

The last person to win Royal Road was Jake Lee. He went on to face Kento Miyahara for the Triple Crown.

Royal Road Dates

Round 1 – 15.08 Shinjuku Face 12:30/ 17:00 JST (LIVE)
Round 2 – 18.08 Hodogaya Hall 18:30 JST (VOD)
Round 3 – 24.08 Shinkiba 1st Ring 18:30 JST (LIVE)
Round 4 & Finals – 29.08 Korakuen Hall 11:30 JST (LIVE)

All times are Japan standard time (JST)
Video on Demand (VOD) are uploaded the next day
All Japan can be watched at AJPW.TV for 900 Yen a month.
 

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All Japan Pro Wrestling has announced the full card for its show on August 29 in Korakuen Hall.

The full card is:

• Jun Saito vs. Ryoma Tsukamoto
• Royal Road semifinal: Kento Miyahara vs. SUWAMA
• Royal Road semifinal: Jake Lee vs. Shotaro Ashino
• Dan Tamura and Hikaru Sato vs. Koji Iwamoto and Ryuki Honda
• Abdullah Kobayashi, Rei Saito, Ryuji Hijikata, Shuji Ishikawa and Takao Omori vs. Hokuto Omori, Koji Doi, Kuma Arashi, TAJIRI and Yusuke Kodama
• Devil Murasaki, Izanagi and Zeus vs. Seigo Tachibana, T-Hawk and Yoshitatsu
• Atsuki Aoyagi, Rising HAYATO and Yuma Aoyagi vs. Black Menso~re, Francesco Akira and SUGI
• Royal Road final: Jake Lee/Shotaro Ashino vs. Kento Miyahara/SUWAMA

All Japan has announced SUGI will attempt his first defense of the World Junior Heavyweight Championship against Atsuki Aoyagi at its show on September 7 in Korakuen Hall.

Kohei Sato and T-Hawk have also been confirmed to appear at the show.
 
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