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#1 LowBlowPodcast

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 12:04 PM

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ALL JAPAN PRO WRESTLING

 

Owner: Giant Baba

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CHAMPIONS

Triple Crown Champion: Mitsuhara Misawa

AJPW Double Tag Team Champions: Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue

AJPW Junior Heavyweight Champion:

AJPW All-Asia Tag Team Champions: Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori

 

ROSTER

Akira Nogami

Akira Taue

Eddie Guerrero (Black Tiger)

Genichiro Tenryu

Haku

Haruka Elgan

Jumbo Tsuruta

Jun Akiyama

Kenta Kobashi

Koki Kitihara

Masa Fuchi

Masao Inoue

Mighty Inoue

Mitsuhara Misawa

Norio Honaga

Osamu Nishimura

Rusher Kimura

Ryukaku Izumida

Samson Fuyuki

Satoru Asako

Stan "The Lariat" Hansen

Takao Omori

Takashi Iizuka

Tamon Honda

The Barbarian

Toshiaki Kawada

Tsuyoshi Kikuchi

Ultimo Dragon

Yoshinari Ogawa



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Posted 26 August 2016 - 03:04 PM

(26.08.1995) AJPW Summer Action Series II 1995 - Tag 6 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan

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This show was held last night in front of a Korakuen Hall crowd. It was after the event that things changed. Giant Baba struggled physcially after the match and got medical attention. It was during this time that Baba decided to relinquish his booking duties to Mitsuhara Misawa for the foreseeable future! Misawa, the current Triple Crown Champion, is said to be very excited about the possibility of turning things around for All Japan and made that clear on his first night when he sent many of the Gaijin home after the event. Furnas, Kroffat, and the Fantastics were some of the main names gone and some were surprised when Williams and Ace were also sent home.  Misawa is going to be giving the boys a break for the next couple of days before coming back on September 2nd with a special television episode and the introduction of some very exciting Junior Heavyweights. Misawa is going to look at some of the talent from around Japan and the world and possibly cause some heads to turn on the way All Japan is perceived for the foreseeable future. One of the major names to be brought in was New Japan's Black Tiger, aka Eddie Guerrero.

 

This shake up has shocked the Japanese wrestling world and there are a lot of eyes on Misawa as he begins his session in September to try and put All Japan on top of the wrestling world.



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Posted 26 August 2016 - 04:42 PM

So glad a touring company will be putting out shows before me. Gives me some perspective before I unleash FMW to the world.



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Posted 27 August 2016 - 09:31 AM

In perhaps the most shocking news in the world of Japanese Wrestling, Genichiro Tenryu has reportedly signed with All Japan for the upcoming tour! This is one of the biggest comeback stories in professional wrestling and many thought that Baba would never allow the signing. It came through that Misawa and Kawada were the ones who brokered the deal with Tenryu who was recently looking for a fill time job. No word on if he will return to the ring or just have a position in the company and there is still some turmoil between Tenryu and Baba.We will see if cooler heads prevail as everyone knows that Tenryu will be an asset to the company but will egos prevail? 

 

In regards to the Junior division of All Japan, Misawa has put together an eight man PURE tournament for the All Japan Jr. Heavyweight Championship. It is said to be a PURE tournament, meaning that there will be a true champion. It will be double elimination and held throughout the tour. Names like Black Tiger, Ultimo Dragon, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, Akira Nogami, Osamu Nishimura, and Yoshinari Ogawa have already been announced. With two more spaces available, we will see who will be involved in this special tour feature.

 

Stan Hansen was one of the few Gaijin who stayed around after the Misawa booking move. He and Misawa have a good relationship and we will see how Hansen handles the change as he is loyal to Baba. Hansen for all intensive purposes is in the twilight of his career but he feels still as though he has got something to prove to the new regime.



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Posted 02 September 2016 - 08:30 AM

(02.09.1995) AJPW Summer Action Series II 1995 - Tag 11 @ Nanao Citizen Gymnasium in Nanao, Ishikawa, Japan

 

ALL ASIA TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori © defeated Masa Fuchi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi

 

BATTLE ROYAL

1.     Akira Nogami

2.     Akira Taue

3.     Genichiro Tenryu

4.     Jun Akiyama

5.     Kenta Kobashi

6.     Koki Kitihara

7.     Masa Fuchi

8.     Masao Inoue

9.     Mitsuhara Misawa

10.   Norio Honaga

11.   Osamu Nishimura

12.   Rusher Kimura

13.   Samson Fuyuki

14.   Stan "The Lariat" Hansen

15.   Takao Omori

16.   Takashi Iizuka

17.   Tamon Honda

18.   Toshiaki Kawada

19.   Tsuyoshi Kikuchi

20.   Yoshinari Ogawa

 

-This was a very intense Battle Royal with sides being evenly drawn from the outset. It was Tenryu who sided with Ogawa, Fuyki, and Kitihara as we saw a Revolution Reunion right in the middle of the ring. On the other side, it was Taue, Fuchi, Kikuchi, and Masao Inoue who came together for the Holy Demon Army! Then we saw Misawa, Kobashi, and Akiyama side up for the Super Generation Army! Kawada was right in the middle, as all hell broke loose. Stan Hansen was a man alone for all intensive purposes but he continued his issues with Misawa and in the final moments we saw people eliminated it came down to Taue, Tenryu, and Kawada. It became every man for himself and we saw Tau nail Kawada in the back of the head with a nasty kick before eliminating him followed by Tenryu hitting a Folding Powerbomb on Taue for the final elimination and victory. We saw Revolution come back in the ring and join him as they celebrate with Tenryu. They put their coats on before Tenryu holds a coat out for Kawada who walks off!



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Posted 02 September 2016 - 11:15 AM

I think I'm gonna like how it's gonna develop between Tenryu and Kawada!



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Posted 03 September 2016 - 02:05 AM

I'm pleased to see that Misawa booked Tenryu and HDA as the main focus and let Hansen's beef with him play out a little more in the background. You can see the various battle lines beginning to be drawn. 



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Posted 03 September 2016 - 07:49 AM

Great start to the tour. A battle royal is a good way to set up a lot of different things quickly.



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Posted 04 September 2016 - 11:18 AM

(04.09.1995) AJPW Summer Action Series II 1995 - Tag 12 @ Takaoka Citizen Gymnasium in Takaoka, Toyama, Japan

 

Kenta Kobashi, Jun Akiyama, & Takao Omori defeated Mighty Inoue, Ryukaku Izumida, & Haruka Eigan

 

AJPW DOUBLE TAG CHAMPIONSHIP

Kawada & Taue © defeated Samson Fuyuki & Koki Kitihara

 

ALL JAPAN Jr. HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

Black Tiger defeated Tsuyoshi Kikuchi

Akira Nogami defeated Norio Honaga

 

Genichiro Tenryu defeated Masao Inoue

 

ALL JAPAN TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP

Mitsuhara Misawa © defeated Stan Hansen



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Posted 05 September 2016 - 07:00 AM

(05.09.1995) AJPW Summer Action Series II 1995 - Tag 13 @ Tottori Industrial Gymnasium in Tottori, Japan

 

TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Akira Taue & Kawada © defeated Samson Fuyuki & Koki Kitihara

 

ALL JAPAN Jr. HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

Ultimo Dragon defeated Yoshinari Ogawa

Masa Fuchi defeated Osamu Nishimura

 

Kobashi & Akiyama defeated Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Masao Inoue

 

Genichiro Tenryu defeated Stan Hansen

 

TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP

Misawa defeated Mighty Inoue



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 05:43 PM

(06.09.1995) AJPW Summer Action Series II 1995 - Tag 14 @ Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium #2 in Osaka, Japan

 

ALL JAPAN Jr. HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

WRESTLEBACK BRACKET

Tsuyoshi Kikuchi defeated Yoshinari Ogawa

Osamu Nishimura defeated Norio Honaga

 

ALL JAPAN Jr. HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET

Black Tiger defeated Akira Nogami

Ultimo Dragon defeated Masa Fuchi

 

Genichiro Tenryu defeated Akira Taue

 

Misawa, Kobashi, & Akiyama defeated Haruka Eigan, Mighty Inoue, & Ryukaku Izumida



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Posted 06 September 2016 - 09:59 PM

Nice touch of naming the loser's bracket "Wrestleback". The little things.



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 06:24 PM

(07.09.1995) AJPW Summer Action Series II 1995 - Tag 15 @ Sun Arena in Ise, Mie, Japan

 

ALL JAPAN Jr. HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

WRESTLEBACK BRACKET

Osamu Nishimura defeated Tsuyoshi Kikuchi

 

Genichiro Tenryu, Yoshinari Ogawa, & Samson Fuyuki defeated Akira Taue, Masa Fuchi, & Masaoe Inoue

 

Kenta Kobashi defeated Stan Hansen

 

ALL ASIA TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori defeated Mighty Inoue & Haruka Eigan

 

ALL JAPAN Jr. HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET

Ultimo Dragon defeated Black Tiger

 

TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP

Mitsuahra Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada went to a 60-minute draw!



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Posted 08 September 2016 - 12:43 PM

Misawa is making a lot of defenses here! The most fighting champion in AJPW history?



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Posted 08 September 2016 - 12:46 PM

Misawa is making a lot of defenses here! The most fighting champion in AJPW history?

 

He's got the book and wants the world to know he's #1!



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Posted 08 September 2016 - 12:48 PM

(08.09.1995) AJPW Summer Action Series II 1995 - Tag 16 @ Numazu Citizen Gymnasium in Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan

 

ALL ASIA TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori © defeated Masaoe Inoue & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi

 

Genichiro Tenryu, Yoshinari Ogawa, & Samson Fuyuki defeated Jumbo Tsuruta, Rusher Kimura, & Tamon Honda – The crowd was very excited to see a short but vicious exchange between Tenryu & Jumbo. While it didn’t have the magic it once did, these two showed the fans why they are still important.

 

ALL JAPAN Jr. HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

WRESTLEBACK BRACKET

Black Tiger defeated Osamu Nishimura

 

DOUBLE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Kawada & Taue defeated Misawa & Kobashi –The real issue happened once the match was done and we saw the Revolution Stable come out and once again offer Kawada a spot. Then we saw the rest of the Holy Demon Army come out to back up Taue and they offered Kawada a spot. No decision was made as Tenryu got on the microphone and said something would be done tomorrow night in the Budokan!



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Posted 10 September 2016 - 10:33 AM

(10.09.1995) AJPW Summer Action Series II 1995 - Tag 17 @ Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan

 

Akira Nogami defeated Norio Honago

 

ALL ASIA TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori © defeated Ryukaku Izumida & Harua Eigan

 

Stan Hansen defeated Kenta Kobashi – Kobashi seemed to have hurt his ribs during the match.

 

ALL JAPAN Jr. HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET

Black Tiger defeated Ultimo Dragon @ 14:54!

 

ALL JAPAN Jr. HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT

FINALS

Black Tiger defeated Ultimo Dragon @16:23 to become the NEW ALL JAPAN Jr. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!!

 

EIGHT MAN SURVIVAL TAG TEAM

REVOLUTION – Tenryu, Ogawa, Fuyuki, & Kitihara

Defeated

HOLY DEMON ARMY – Taue, Fuchi, Kikushi, & Masao Inoue

 

TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPIONSHIP

Mitsuhara Misawa © defeated Toshiaki Kawada

-The moment happened when Tenryu came out with Revolution & Taue came out with the Holy Demon Army as they surrounded the ring to watch the match. Kobashi was also out with Akiyama but it was a story of what happened inside the ring. Kawada wouldn’t take the help of Tenryu or Taue and it was a final distraction that led to a Tiger Driver that led to Misawa getting the victory!  It was after the fall that Misawa, Kobashi, and Akiyama but then the HDR and Revolution came in the ring and it was Tenryu and Taue arguing with Kawada before he walked out. We then saw a quick continuation of the eight-man tag we saw earlier as the show closed.



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Posted 10 September 2016 - 10:54 AM

You have such a problem here, b/c AJPW at the time was about perfect and some of the best wrestling ever. Essentially you are almost doomed to fail, due to how great the real life is. 

 

That being said, this is interesting stuff. Where will Kawada land? It's probably the best anyone could do, being put in the circumstances you are in.



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Posted 10 September 2016 - 11:10 AM

You have such a problem here, b/c AJPW at the time was about perfect and some of the best wrestling ever. Essentially you are almost doomed to fail, due to how great the real life is. 

 

That being said, this is interesting stuff. Where will Kawada land? It's probably the best anyone could do, being put in the circumstances you are in.

 

Yeah I think the only way is to add in some emotional pieces to the feuds. With the HDR and Revolution back and Kawada walking the line... it is really the biggest thing to get the wrestling an extra boost... even if it isn't "kosher" with how Japan is run. Anytime there can be some emotion and history added to to the match, it will make it better.



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Posted 15 September 2016 - 08:56 AM

(15.09.1995) AJPW Fan Appreciation Day @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan
 
Ultimo Dragon defeated Norio Honaga
 
Stan Hansen & Jumbo Tsuruta defeated Mighty Inoue & Ryukaku Izumida
 
Samson Fuyuki & Koki Kitihara defeated Satoru Asako & Takashi Iizuka
 
ALL JAPAN JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT
2/3 Falls
Black Tiger © defeated Yoshinari Ogawa 2 Falls to 1!
 
Kawada defeated Takao Omori
 
Tenryu defeated Taue
 
Misawa, Akiyama, & Kobashi defeated Kikushi, Masaoe Inoue, & Masa Fuchi
 
-After the main event, Taue came out with the Holy Demon Army and called out Kawada. He told him that he needs to pick his place. He said that the tag titles mean something but honor means more and he doesnt honor a man who goes behind his back. This brought out Tenryu and Revolution who challenges Taue and the Holy Demon Army. Tenryu also told Kawada to pick his place and make a decision. Kawada look at the HDR and Revolution and the to Misawa and the SGA before saying he would made a decision at the next event.




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