Catch some pro wrestling on May 13

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

While sumo wrestling might still reign king in Japan, classic pro-wrestling is gaining momentum in the country and an opportunity to catch some of the action is coming soon to Okinawa.

On May 13, All Japan Pro-Wrestling (AJPW) will host Super Power Series at Koza Music Town near Gate 2 of Kadena Air Base.
The AJPW is one of the three major wrestling groups in Japan, along with New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) and Pro-Wrestling Noah and it is also the oldest.

Since its launch in 1972 by the legendary 6-foot-10-inch wrestler Giant Baba, AJPW has been known for “Odo Puroresu (High-road or classic pro-wrestling),” where big wrestlers engage in intense bouts in the ring.

The event will include two single, two tag-team, and two six-man tag matches, and will feature veterans like Jun Akiyama, giant 6-foot-5 Shuji Ishikawa, and current Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion Kento Miyahara.

Tickets for the Super Power Series event range from 3,500 – 7,500 yen for adults ($31- $67) or 1,000 – 7,500 for minors. Tickets will be available at the venue on the day of the event.

This is a great opportunity to experience Japan’s growing pro-wrestling scene for yourself.

 

All Japan Pro Wrestling “2019 Super Power Series”

Date: May 13 (Monday)
Time: Gate opens at 5:30 p.m. (Show starts at 6:30 p.m.) 
Venue: Koza Music Town 
GPS Coordinates: N 26.335415, E 127.799467 (within a walking distance of Gate 2 of Kadena AB) 
Tickets: 3,500-7,500 yen for adults; 1,000-7,500 yen for high school students and under.
Information: www.all-japan.co.jp/ and https://www.facebook.com/ajpw1972/
Fan group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/175781469680010

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