Takuya Nomura wins New Year Battle Royal, AJPW tag titles with Kento Miyahara

Photo Courtesy: AJPW

One day before their Triple Crown match, Kento Miyahara and Takuya Nomura secured the All Japan tag titles.

All Japan’s first card of 2023 saw Triple Crown holder Miyahara & partner Takuya Nomura defeat Suwama & KONO to win the All Japan tag titles in front of 1,055 fans at Korakuen Hall.

Miyahara & Nomura won the World’s Strongest Determination Tag League last month, defeating Shuji Ishikawa & Cyrus in the final to earn a title show.

SUWAMA & Kono won the titles back in October and lost the belts in the duo’s first defense.

Miyahara defends the Triple Crown against Nomura on tonight’s card at Korakuen Hall in the main event.

The Korakuen Hall event on 1/2 also featured the annual New Year Battle Royal, which was won by Nomura immediately following his tag title victory.

Atsuki Aoyagi retained the Jr. Heavyweight Championship against Hikaru Sato, and Minoru Suzuki teamed with Naruki Doi to beat Shuji Ishikawa & Hokuto Omori.

Below is the full list of results (Courtesy: Purolove.com)
*22-Man New Year Battle Royal: Takuya Nomura wins in 12:01
*AJPW Tag Team Championship: Kento Miyahara & Takuya Nomura over Suwama & KONO (champions) in 17:27
*AJPW Jr. Heavyweight Championship: Atsuki Aoyagi (champion) over Hikaru Sato in 15:10
*Yuma Aoyagi & Naoya Nomura over Jun & Rei Saito in 11:48
*Minoru Suzuki & Naruki Doi over Shuji Ishikawa & Hokuto Omori in 11:19
*Takao Omori, Kaz Hayashi & Rising Hayato over Yoshitatsu, Black Menso-re & Mitsuya Nagai in 9:05
*Ryuki Honda, Yusuke Kodama & Masao Hanabata over Ryo Inoue, Dan Tamura & Yuma Anzai in 7:20

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