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Encyclopedia > All Japan Pro Wrestling
All Japan Pro Wrestling
Details
Acronym AJPW
Established 1972
Style King's Road
Location Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Founder(s) Shohei Baba
Owner(s) Keiji Mutoh

All Japan Pro Wrestling (Japanese: 全日本プロレス - Zen Nihon Puroresu) (AJPW) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion established in 1972. All-Japan Pro Wrestling still remains one of the most popular puroresu promotions still in operation. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Tokyo Tower and Zojoji by night, Shiba Park Roppongi Hills Rainbow Bridge connecting central Tokyo to Odaiba Minato (港区 -ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ... Shohei Baba (Baba Shōhei, 1938–1999) was a professional wrestler and co-founder of All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... Keiji Mutoh , born December 23, 1962) is a Japanese professional wrestler who first gained international fame in the National Wrestling Alliance. ... New Japan Pro Wrestling is one of the most popular professional wrestling promotions in the World. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Puroresu is Japanese professional wrestling, as seen in FMW, New Japan Pro Wrestling, and All Japan Pro Wrestling. ...

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History

The promotion was founded by Shohei "Giant" Baba and the Momota brothers, sons of Rikidozan. Baba, a former pro baseball pitcher, joined the JWA in 1960. In October, 1972, he left the JWA and formed his own group, All Japan. Their first card was on October 21, 1972 at Machida City Gym in Tokyo, Japan. Baba established the Pacific Wrestling Federation (PWF) as the governing body for all future titles in All Japan. In the beginning the PWF recognized a world heavyweight championship and several "regional championships" given as billing to foreign stars depending from which region they came from, but after All Japan joined the NWA, the PWF world title was downgraded to a regional championship. The first PWF Chairman, who presented the belts to the winners in title bouts, was Lord James Blears. As a loyal member of the NWA, All Japan enjoyed the ability to bring in foreigners, and the NWA World Heavyweight Championship was frequently defended. Shohei Baba (Baba Shōhei, 1938–1999) was a professional wrestler and co-founder of All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... Rikidōzan (Japanese: 力道山, Korean: 역도산, November 14, 1924 - December 15, 1963) was a professional wrestler, known as the Father of Puroresu and one of the most influential men in wrestling history. ... is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ... The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Heavyweight Championship is the primary professional wrestling title in the National Wrestling Alliance. ...


When the NWA collapsed in the late 1980s, Baba distanced himself from other promoters at home and abroad, and began a system of promoting talent (both Japanese and foreign) who competed exclusively for his promotion. With the unification (of the titles in All Japan into the Triple Crown and the AJPW Unified World Tag Team Championship), as well as the promotion of talent (including Jumbo Tsuruta, Genichiro Tenryu, Mitsuharu Misawa, Toshiaki Kawada and Kenta Kobashi), the promotion was able to carve a loyal fanbase that lasted during the 1990s. Interpromotional matches were rare, and wrestlers who arrived from other promotions (such as Hiroshi Hase, Shigeo Okumura and Yoshihiro Takayama) were not given pushes. Chris Jericho as WWF Undisputed Champion, holding the WWF Championship and World Championship belts Championship unification or championship consolidation are terms which mean the act of combining two or more separate championships into a single title. ... The AJPW Triple Crown World Heavyweight Championship (三冠ヘビー級王座, Sankan Hēbikyū Ōza) is the top singles title in All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... The AJPW Unified World Tag Team Championship is the premier tag team title in All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... Tomomi Tsuruta (March 25, 1951 - May 13, 2000), better known by his ring name Jumbo Tsuruta, was a professional wrestler who wrestled for All Japan Pro Wrestling for most of his career. ... Genichiro Tenryu (天龍源一郎 Tenryū Genichirō), real name Genichiro Shimada (嶋田源一郎 Shimada Genichirō, born February 2, 1950), is a Japanese professional wrestler. ... Mitsuharu Misawa ) is a Japanese professional wrestler. ... Toshiaki Kawada ) is a professional wrestler who is most known for his work in All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... Kenta Kobashi ) is a professional wrestler who currently works for Pro Wrestling NOAH. He has previously worked for All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... Hiroshi Hase (born on May 5, 1961 in Oyabe, Toyama, Japan) is a retired Japanese professional wrestler who worked for New Japan Pro Wrestling and All Japan Pro Wrestling, prior to transitioning to a position in the Japanese parliament. ... Yoshihiro Takayama is a Japanese professional wrestler and a mixed martial arts fighter, who is currently wrestling in the Professional Wrestling Independent circuit in Japan. ...


Massive Exodus

With the death of Shohei "Giant" Baba in January 1999, top star Mitsuharu Misawa immediately inherited the position of company president. On May 28, 2000, Misawa was removed from his position by a majority vote of the executive board. At a regular All Japan board meeting on June 13, 2000, Misawa, Mitsuo Momota (co-vice president, member of directory), Kenta Kobashi (member of directory), Akira Taue (member of directory, chairman), Kenichi Oyagi (member of directory) and Yoshihiro Momota (member of directory) resigned from their board positions. A day later (June 14), Motoko Baba released a two-page written statement, which claimed that Misawa "took no responsibility and abandoned his duty." In addition, she hinted that Toshiaki Kawada and Masanobu Fuchi would be the only two native wrestlers to stay with All Japan, as "Kawada and Fuchi have sworn to carry out Baba-san's last wish: to keep All Japan Pro Wrestling alive"; this was confirmed a day later when Kawada and Fuchi both renewed their contracts with All Japan, along with referee Kyohei Wada. On June 16 2000, 24 out of the 26 contracted native wrestlers for All Japan were led by Misawa for a press conference, where it was announced that they would be leaving the promotion; more than 100 reporters and photographers attended, and Misawa expressed his wish for the promotion to debut in August, with the Differ Ariake being the site of the unnamed promotion's debut. When asked what his reason for leaving All Japan is, Misawa claimed that it was so he could do things in a "modern style." A day later, Misawa announced the promotion's name: Pro Wrestling NOAH, which was inspired by the Biblical story where Noah built an ark and put two of every kind of animal in the world in the ark before God destroyed the world (causing it to rain for forty days and forty nights). On June 19, 2000, it was confirmed (at a press conference at All-Japan's dojo held by Toshiaki Kawada and Masanobu Fuchi) that NTV has decided to discontinue broadcasting All Japan after 27 years. However, NTV maintained their 15% stock in All Japan (as Motoko Baba held the remaining 85%), and would prevent All Japan from being put on another network. On June 20, twelve All Japan office employees resigned from their positions with the promotion, with intentions to follow Misawa to NOAH. NTV also announced that they will carry weekly tapings of Misawa's NOAH promotion, with the title of the program being called "Colosseo." NOAH took All Japan's 30-minute timeslot on Sundays at midnight. Misawa was interviewed in Tokyo on June 21, where he announced that he and the other wrestlers leaving to form NOAH would compete on four of the sixteen shows in All Japan's Summer Action Series 2000 tour, which began on July 1. NTV also aired the final All Japan TV show on the network, which aired for 45 minutes and featured footage from Jumbo Tsuruta's funeral, the NOAH wrestlers' press conference from the 16th, Kawada's press conference from the 19th, highlights of the first ever Kawada vs. Misawa Triple Crown match from October 21, 1992 and Toshiaki Kawada and Akira Taue vs. Yoshihiro Takayama and Takao Omori for the AJPW Double Cup Tag Team Championship from All Japan's Nippon Budokan show from June 9. On June 28, 2000, Misawa formally announced at a press conference that Pro Wrestling NOAH will debut with two consecutive shows (titled "Departure") in Differ Ariake on August 5 and 6 in Tokyo. On July 2 in the Korakuen Hall, Motoko Baba announced the unfathomable return (as Baba publicly swore that he would never be allowed back in All Japan, following a departure in 1990 to form the SWS) of Genichiro Tenryu, as he would team with Kawada to face Maunnakea Mossman and Stan Hansen on July 23 (at the final tour show). On July 20, 2000, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Takeshi Morishima, Naomichi Marufuji, Kentaro Shiga, Takeshi Rikio, Mitsuo Momota, Rusher Kimura, Haruka Eigen, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi, Kenta Kobayashi, Takao Omori, Yoshihiro Takayama, Jun Izumida, Masao Inoue, Yoshinari Ogawa, Akira Taue, Jun Akiyama and Mitsuharu Misawa competed in their last matches for All Japan Pro Wrestling at the sold-out Hakata Star Lane in Fukuoka. After the show, Steve Williams came out and shook Misawa's hand, and requested one last singles match between the two. However, Misawa returned to the bus immediately after his match, not staying for the last two matches of the show. 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All Japan vs. New Japan

On August 10, 2000, All Japan mainstay Masanobu Fuchi walked into the New Japan Pro Wrestling ring and declared that his intention was to "break down the walls" between All and New Japan. In response, New Japan foreman Riki Choshu rushed into the ring and exchanged a firm handshake with Fuchi, signaling the beginning of the cross-promotional alliance. On September 16, 2000, Toshiaki Kawada followed Fuchi's path and vowed to crush New Japan ace Kensuke Sasaki, as he defeated Sasaki in the Tokyo Dome on October 9, 2000; the event sold out the building. [1] In 2001, Keiji Mutoh and Shinjiro Ohtani created the interpromotional stable BATT (Bad Ass Translate Trading), which included All Japan's Taiyō Kea, Michinoku Pro's Jinsei Shinzaki and Hiroshi Hase. During this time, Mutoh challenged and defeated Tenryu for All Japan's Triple Crown Championship, as well as capturing All Japan's Double Cup tag titles with Taiyō Kea. The alliance between the promotions lasted until January 11, 2002. is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Masanobu Fuchi , born January 14, 1954) is a Japanese professional wrestler currently working for All Japan Pro Wrestling as a full-time wrestler, as well as a director. ... New Japan Pro Wrestling (新日本プロレス, shin nihon puroresu) is a major professional wrestling federation in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972. ... Mitsuo Yoshida(吉田光雄), better known by his stage name Riki Choshu(長州力), is a Japanese professional wrestler who is most known for his longtime work in New Japan Pro Wrestling as a wrestler and a booker. ... is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Toshiaki Kawada ) is a professional wrestler who is most known for his work in All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... Kensuke Sasaki is a Japanese professional wrestler who currently wrestles for various promotions through his own agency, such as All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Keiji Mutoh , born December 23, 1962) is a Japanese professional wrestler who first gained international fame in the National Wrestling Alliance. ... Shinjiro Ohtani & Koji Kanemoto dropkick each other Shinjirō ÅŒtani (大谷晋二郎, born 21 July 1972 in Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi) is a Japanese professional wrestler. ... Maunakea Mossman is an American professional wrestler, better known under his stage name Taiyō Kea (太陽ケア). Although he was born in Hawaii, he has spent nearly his entire career as a member of the Japan-based All Japan Pro Wrestling promotion, where he is one of the former Triple Crown Heavyweight... Kensuke Shinzaki (æ–°å´Ž 健介 Shinzaki Kensuke, born December 2, 1966 in Tokushima, Tokushima) is a Japanese professional wrestler, better known by his stage names Jinsei Shinzaki (æ–°å´Ž 人生 Shinzaki Jinsei) and Hakushi. ... Hiroshi Hase (born on May 5, 1961 in Oyabe, Toyama, Japan) is a retired Japanese professional wrestler who worked for New Japan Pro Wrestling and All Japan Pro Wrestling, prior to transitioning to a position in the Japanese parliament. ... Maunakea Mossman is an American professional wrestler, better known under his stage name Taiyō Kea (太陽ケア). Although he was born in Hawaii, he has spent nearly his entire career as a member of the Japan-based All Japan Pro Wrestling promotion, where he is one of the former Triple Crown Heavyweight... is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


The Pro Wrestling Love Era

On January 11, 2002, following the end of a year long cross-promotional angle with New Japan Pro Wrestling, Keiji Mutoh shocked the Japanese wrestling world by defecting to All-Japan as a full-time competitor, taking Satoshi Kojima and Kendo Kashin with him. On September 30, 2002, during an All Japan 30th Anniversary party at the famed Tokyo City Hotel, Mrs. Baba officially announced Mutoh's appointment as the new president of All Japan, transferring all of the Baba family stock to him. Mutoh has upheld some traditional aspects of the Baba-run All Japan, as the Champion's Carnival and Real World Tag League are still held annually. is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... New Japan Pro Wrestling (新日本プロレス, shin nihon puroresu) is a major professional wrestling federation in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972. ... Keiji Mutoh , born December 23, 1962) is a Japanese professional wrestler who first gained international fame in the National Wrestling Alliance. ... Satoshi Kojima ) is a Japanese professional wrestler and currently works for All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... Tokimitsu Ishizawa (石澤常光 Ishiziwa Tokimitsu), better known by his ring name Kendo Kashin (ケンドー・カシン), is a Japanese professional wrestler. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Established in 1973, the Champions Carnival is All Japan Pro Wrestlings annual heavyweight singles tournament, designed to determine who is the strongest wrestler in the promotion. ... The Worlds Strongest Tag Team League (世界最強タッグ決定リーグ戦, Sekai Saikyō Taggu Kettei Rīgu-sen), more commonly known in the West as the Real World Tag League, is a professional wrestling tournament run yearly by All Japan Pro Wrestling since 1977. ...


Some interpromotional activities that would not have happened under Shohei Baba's watch have taken place, including the previously unfathomable IWGP Heavyweight Champion vs. AJPW Triple Crown Champion bout on a New Japan Pro Wrestling event on February 20, 2005; Satoshi Kojima (who was the AJPW Triple Crown Champion) defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, which made Kojima the only wrestler to ever hold both titles simultaneously. In addition, Keiji Mutoh and Satoshi Kojima are both New Japan Pro Wrestling alumni, but have played a consistent role in the main event picture of All Japan Pro Wrestling since their arrival to the promotion. Furthermore, Keiji Mutoh competed at a Pro Wrestling NOAH event on July 10, 2004, teaming with fellow AJPW wrestler Taiyo Kea to face Mitsuharu Misawa and Yoshinari Ogawa [2]. On July 18, 2004, Mitsuharu Misawa returned to All-Japan and defeated Satoshi Kojima at Battle Banquet. Misawa returned to All-Japan again on October 31, 2004 for the Keiji Mutoh: Love and Bump pay-per-view event, where he (along with Keiji Mutoh) defeated Hiroshi Hase and Kensuke Sasaki in what was billed as a "Special Dream Tag Match." The International Wrestling Grand Prix (IWGP) World Heavyweight Championship is the top professional wrestling title in Japanese promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling. ... The AJPW Triple Crown World Heavyweight Championship (三冠ヘビー級王座, Sankan Hēbikyū Ōza) is the top singles title in All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... New Japan Pro Wrestling (新日本プロレス, shin nihon puroresu) is a major professional wrestling federation in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972. ... is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Satoshi Kojima ) is a Japanese professional wrestler and currently works for All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... Hiroyoshi Tenzan is an accomplished Japanese Heavyweight wrestler. ... New Japan Pro Wrestling (新日本プロレス, shin nihon puroresu) is a major professional wrestling federation in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972. ... Pro Wrestling NOAH is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion, founded in 2000. ... is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Maunukea Mossman is an American professional wrestler better known under his stage name Taiyo Kea. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mitsuharu Misawa ) is a Japanese professional wrestler. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Keiji Mutoh , born December 23, 1962) is a Japanese professional wrestler who first gained international fame in the National Wrestling Alliance. ... Hiroshi Hase (born on May 5, 1961 in Oyabe, Toyama, Japan) is a retired Japanese professional wrestler who worked for New Japan Pro Wrestling and All Japan Pro Wrestling, prior to transitioning to a position in the Japanese parliament. ... Kensuke Sasaki is a Japanese professional wrestler who currently wrestles for various promotions through his own agency, such as All Japan Pro Wrestling. ...


On July 10, 2007, Hiroshi Hase was appointed as the new Chairman of the PWF, following Hansen's voluntary resignation. Hase is the third chairman in PWF's history. Hiroshi Hase (born on May 5, 1961 in Oyabe, Toyama, Japan) is a retired Japanese professional wrestler who worked for New Japan Pro Wrestling and All Japan Pro Wrestling, prior to transitioning to a position in the Japanese parliament. ...


Roster & Current champions

Championship Current champion(s) Date won
AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship Kensuke Sasaki August 26, 2007
AJPW Unified World Tag Team Championship
(also known as the Double Cup)
Joe Doering & Keiji Mutoh January 3, 2008
AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Championship Silver King March 1, 2008
AJPW All Asia Tag Team Championship Vacant – Most recent champions:
Katsuhiko Nakajima & Kensuke Sasaki
October 29, 2006

AJPW also holds annual tournaments to decide the top wrestler or tag team in the promotion: This is a list of professional wrestlers who currently and/or have wrestled in All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... Kensuke Sasaki is a Japanese professional wrestler who currently wrestles for various promotions through his own agency, such as All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... is the 238th day of the year (239th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The AJPW Unified World Tag Team Championship is the premier tag team title in All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... Keiji Mutoh , born December 23, 1962) is a Japanese professional wrestler who first gained international fame in the National Wrestling Alliance. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... The AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Championship is the top singles title in All Japan Pro Wrestlings Junior Heavyweight division. ... Species Megalops atlanticus Megalops cyprinoides The tarpons are large coastal fish notable as a prize of anglers. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... The AJPW All Asia Tag Team Championship is a tag team championship contested for in All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW). ... Katsuhiko Nakajima , born March 11, 1988) is a Japanese professional wrestler, represented as a freelancer by Kensuke Office, owned by his mentor Kensuke Sasaki. ... Kensuke Sasaki is a Japanese professional wrestler who currently wrestles for various promotions through his own agency, such as All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Tournament Latest winner(s) Date won
Champion's Carnival Keiji Mutoh March 30, 2007
Junior League Chris Sabin July 1, 2007
World's Strongest Tag Team League Keiji Mutoh & Joe Doering December 9, 2007

Titles previously promoted by the company include: Established in 1973, the Champions Carnival is All Japan Pro Wrestlings annual heavyweight singles tournament, designed to determine who is the strongest wrestler in the promotion. ... Keiji Mutoh , born December 23, 1962) is a Japanese professional wrestler who first gained international fame in the National Wrestling Alliance. ... is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Junior League is an annual professional wrestling round-robin tournament held by All Japan Pro Wrestling, to decide the promotions top junior heavyweight wrestler, as well as the #1 contender to the AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Championship. ... Josh Harter[2](born February 4, 1982), better known by his ring name Chris Sabin, is an American professional wrestler, currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Worlds Strongest Tag Team League (Sekai Saikyo Taggu Rigu), more commonly known in the West as the Real World Tag League, is a professional wrestling tournament run yearly by All Japan Pro Wrestling since 1977. ... Keiji Mutoh , born December 23, 1962) is a Japanese professional wrestler who first gained international fame in the National Wrestling Alliance. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

  • Titles that are now part of the AJPW Triple Crown Championship
  • Titles that are now part of the AJPW Double Cup Tag Team Championship
  • Others

The NWA International Heavyweight Championship was a singles title recognized by the National Wrestling Alliance through its partnership with the Japan Wrestling Association, and later by All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Giant Baba 73/02/27 Tokyo Completes a series of ten matches with the record of 8 wins, no loss, and 2 ties against Bruno Sammartino(twice), Terry Funk, Abdullah the Butcher, the Destroyer, Wilbur Snyder(twice), Don Leo Jonathan, Pat OConnor, and Bobo Brazil; awarded the World Heavyweight... The NWA International Tag Team Championship was a National Wrestling Alliance-sanctioned title contested for in All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW). ... The PWF (Pacific Wrestling Federation) Tag Team Championship was a professional wrestling tag team championship in All Japan Pro Wrestling, created in 1984. ... The NWA International Junior Heavyweight Championship started in 1979. ... The AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Championship is the top singles title in All Japan Pro Wrestlings Junior Heavyweight division. ... The AJPW All Asia Heavyweight Championship was a title contested for in All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW). ... The Pacific Wrestling Federation United States Heavyweight Championship is a former title defended in All Japan Pro Wrestling. ...

External links

  • Official site in Japanese
  • All Japan Pro-Wrestling Title Histories
  • Shining Road, English language support site
  • Puroresu.com summary
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