All Japan Pro Wrestling

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All Japan Pro Wrestling
Industry Royal Road
When it was created October 21, 1972
Headquarters Minato, Tokyo, Japan
Key people Shohei Baba (founder)
Nobuo Shiraishi (owner)
Website www.all-japan.co.jp (Japanese)

All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW/AJP) is an Japanese professional wrestling company founded on October 21, 1972 by Shohei Baba.[1]

Baba died on January 31, 1999 and Mitsuharu Misawa became president afterwards. There was a majority vote of the executive board that wanted Misawa removed from his position which he was. On June 13, 2000, Misawa, Mitsuo Momota (co-vice president, member of directory), Kenta Kobashi (member of directory), Akira Taue (member of directory, chairman), Kenichi Oyagi (member of directory) and Yoshihiro Momota (member of directory) all resigned from their board positions and the next day, Motoko Baba (Shohei Baba's widow) released a two-page written statement where she claimed claimed that Misawa "took no responsibility and abandoned his duty."

On October 27 2013, Dory Funk, Jr. was announced as the new PWF chairman.[2]

Champions[change | edit source]

Championship Current champion(s) Date won
AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship Akebono October 27, 2013
AJPW Unified World Tag Team Championship

(also known as the Double Cup)

Evolution

(Joe Doering and Suwama)

October 22, 2013
AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Championship Último Dragón December 15, 2013
AJPW All Asia Tag Team Championship Xceed

(Jun Akiyama and Yoshinobu Kanemaru)

January 26, 2014
AJPW Gaora TV Championship Sushi November 24, 2013

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