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First set of names announced for Wrestling All-Star Battle


The first batch of names have been announced for next year’s Wrestling All-Star Battle.

Tokyo Sports announced that the following stars would be making an appearance on the show:

  • Hiroshi Tanahashi (NJPW)
  • Kento Miyahara (AJPW)
  • Naomichi Marufuji (NOAH)
  • Jun Akiyama (AJPW)
  • Daisuke Sekimoto (BJW)
  • The Great Kojika (BJW)
  • Takao Omori (AJPW)
  • Taichi (NJPW/Suzuki-gun)
  • Yoshinobu Kanemaru (NJPW/Suzuki-gun)
  • Tomoaki Honma (NJPW)
  • Masanobu Fuchi (AJPW)
  • Kazushi Miyamoto (Free Agent)
  • Tomohiko Hashimoto (Free Agent)
  • Taiyo Kea (Free Agent)

Wrestling All Star Battle will feature wrestlers from Japan’s top wrestling promotions, including NJPW, AJPW, NOAH, BJW, Wrestle-1 and more. It will also feature the retirement ceremony for Abdullah the Butcher, who hasn’t wrestled a match since around 2010. Stan Hansen will also make an appearance.

The show is being held in honor of the 20th anniversary of Giant Baba’s passing and the 60th anniversary of Tokyo Sports' founding. It will take place on February 19, 2019 at Sumo Hall. There is no word on plans for a broadcast.