Title change at AJPW’s Summer Action Series card at Korakuen Hall

All Japan Pro Wrestling held its Summer Action Series card at Korakuen Hall on Thursday featuring a title change.

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All Japan Pro Wrestling held its Summer Action Series card at Korakuen Hall on Thursday featuring a title change.

Francesco Akira was making his first defense of the AJPW junior heavyweight championship and was unsuccessful, losing the title to Sugi.

The loss ended Akira’s brief reign after 26 days when he won the title on June 26th from Koji Iwamoto.

It was Sugi’s first championship in All Japan after becoming a freelancer earlier this year and ending his exclusive relationship with Zero1. He has been wrestling since 2003 and held championships in Michinoku Pro and Zero1.

Thursday’s show was headlined by Triple Crown holder Jake Lee defeating Shotaro Ashino. It was Lee’s first defense of the championship after winning the vacant title in a series of matches involving Kento Miyahara and Yuma Aoyagi on June 26th.

The card drew 709 fans to Korakuen Hall and below are the results (Credit: Purolove.com):
*Triple Crown: Jake Lee (champion) over Shotaro Ashino
*AJPW Junior Heavyweight Championship: Sugi over Francesco Akira (champion)
*Atsushi Aoki Memorial Match: Suwama, Hikaru Sato & King Tani over Yuma Aoyagi, Takuya Wada & SUSHI
*Kento Miyahara over Koji Iwamoto
*All Asia Tag Team Championship: Zeus & Izanagi (champions) over El Lindaman & Issei Onitsuka
*AJPW TV Six-Man Championship: Yoshitatsu, Seigo Tachibana & Carbell Ito over Tajiri, Hokuto Omori & Yusuke Kodama (champions)
*Ryuki Honda & Dan Tamura over Atsuki Aoyagi & Rising HAYATO
*Takao Omori, Osamu Nishimura & Ryuji Hijikata over Jun Saito, Rei Saito & Ryoma Tsukamoto

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