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Wrestle-1 U.S. tour canceled

By Dave Meltzer, WrestlingObserver.com

According to the promotion, the impending U.S. tour of Japan's Wrestle-1 scheduled to start this Tuesday has been canceled due to a sponsor pulling out. More likely, it was due to low ticket sales.

The APWA promotion out of West Virginia has canceled the tour, built around the Great Muta, who had a big run in 1989 in the U.S. as Sting's rival in WCW. The tour would have also included Hall of Famer and MMA legend Masakatsu Funaki, Shuji Kondo, Kazma Sakamoto, Yasufumi Nakanoue, Kai and Rionne Fujiwara from the promotion as well as names like Kevin Sullivan, Sonny Onoo, and Rob Terry.

The original dates were Tuesday in Philadelphia at the 2300 Arena, Thursday in Belle Vernon, PA, at the Rostraver Ice Arena, Friday in Parkersburg, VA, next Saturday in Shelby, NC, and next Sunday in Atlanta, GA.