JAPAN: December 28 news and results for Gatoh Move, Manabu Soya news (Purolove.com)
Posted on 12/28/113 by Purolove
[Results] Gatoh Move, 27.12.2013 (by Dingo on the 27.12.2013)
Gatoh move "LAST ITABASHI TOURNAMENT THIS YEAR", 27.12.2013
Itabashi Green Hall
149 Fans - full House
1. Hiroyo Matsumoto defeated with Hiroyo Stone Sareee (7:46).
2. Kiyoko Ichiki defeated Masako TAKANASHI (6:57) with a Urakarana.
3. Kaori Yoneyama vs. Tsubasa Kuragaki - time limit draw (10:00).
4. Delight advantage death match - IWA Triple Crown title: Antonio Honda defeated EMI Sakura (c) (15:00) with 1:0 points - title change.
5. Song confrontation: Hiroshi Fukuda vs. Miho Wakizawa - no contest as Wakizawa attacked the referee.
6 Nanae Takahashi defeated Sayaka Obihiro (13:09) with a backdrop.
7 RIHO beat "Kotori" (7:35) with the somato.
[News] All Japan: Manabu Soya (by MANISH at the 27.12.2013)
At a specially convened press conference in the premises of all Japan Pro Wrestling in Tokyo, Manabu Soya announced that he will not sign a new contract with All Japan, and will therefore leave the promotion at the end of this year. Soya wrestled his last match on 17 March, alongside his tag team partner Takao Omori against Jun Akiyama and Go Shiozaki, and has been out since then due to the consequences of nerve paralysis oculomotor (eye nerve), as well as a cervical fracture. The former multiple All Asia Tag Team championship and the AJPW World Tag Team Championship was for the record, that he would return only after a full recovery.
A return to the ring with All Japan will not take place at least for the time being. He made this decision in early December, because he wants to decide where his career takes him next and to what extent he will be able to step into the ring. Obviously the 29 year-old, whose younger brother Takumi Soya had to withdraw because of jaw fracture, doubts whether his body continue to withstand the rigors of wrestling. Thus Soya also left open when there could be a return to the ring.
He however clearly clarified that he had separated themselves from All Japan in the good of all, and there's no bad blood between him and the promotion. A return to All Japan is certainly in the offing, assuming he can continue his career,