AJPW announces 2021 Champion Carnival participants

All Japan's Champion Carnival tournament is set to commence and the participants have been revealed.

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All Japan Pro Wrestling’s Champion Carnival tournament is set to commence on April 9th and will conclude on May 3rd at Korakuen Hall. The company announced the participants for this year’s tourney and the field includes three first time appearances, Zeus, Jake Lee, Kento Miyahara, Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion Suwama and several more names.

Below are the 2021 Champion Carnival participants:

  • Suwama
  • Zeus
  • Kento Miyahara
  • Shuji Ishikawa
  • Jake Lee
  • Yuma Aoyagi
  • Shotaro Ashino
  • Koji Doi (first appearance)
  • Kohei Sato (first appearance)
  • Shinjiro Otani (first appearance)

The 2020 Champion Carnival winner was Zeus who defeated Kento Miyahara in the finals. The reigning Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion Suwama has been champion since March of 2020 when he ended Miyahara’s 500+ day reign.

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