#AndNEW: Two Title Changes at AJPW’s SUMMER ACTION SERIES

Jake Lee vs. Shotaro Ashino
Spread the love

AJPW (All Japan Pro Wrestling) recently finished its SUMMER ACTION SERIES. A tour that featured many surprises in the title scene, while also being a precursor event to the upcoming Royal Road Tournament. THE SUMMER ACTION SERIES featured four title matches, with two of the titles changing hands.

Yoshitatsu, Carbel Ito and  Seigo Tachibana win AJPW TV 6-Man Tag Team Champions

Total Eclipse was heavily dominant on champions night, with one of the first title matches of the show featuring Total Eclipse members Hokuto Omori, Yusuke Kodama, and Tajiri winning the AJPW TV 6-Man Tag Team Championship. This championship reign would be short-lived, however as Yoshitatsu, Ito, and Tachibana would defeat Total Eclipse to claim the titles.

This match also featured the return of Seigo Tachibana to AJPW. Tachibana has been sidelined with an injury since September. This marks the second time Carbell Ito has held these titles, it is also the first time Seigo Tachibana has held championship gold in AJPW. It is currently unknown who the next challengers are for the belt.

SUGI Wins World Junior Heavyweight Championship

The current day AJPW Junior Heavyweight Division could be seen as one of the weirdest periods in the division’s history. This has been earmarked by constant title changes that have been happening since February. The title has gone from Koji Iwamoto to CIMA, back to Koji Iwamoto again, to Akira Francesco, and now to the recently returned SUGI.

In the title match on July 22, SUGI pulled off a major upset by defeating Akira Francesco for the AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Championship. This marks the first time SUGI has held championship gold for All Japan Pro Wrestling. The upcoming challenger for this new champion is unknown. This is understandable as the Royal Road Tournament is the next tour for AJPW, which does have an open weight rule this year to keep the Juniors busy.

Stay tuned to the Last Word on Pro Wrestling for more on this and other stories from around the world of wrestling, as they develop. You can always count on LWOPW to be on top of the major news in the wrestling world, as well as to provide you with analysis, previews, videos, interviews, and editorials on the wrestling world. Make sure to watch All Japan Pro Wrestling on AJPW.TV.

Looking to talk wrestling, pro football, or any number of sports? Head on over to the LWOS Boards to engage in conversation with fellow fans!