Satoshi Kojima to compete in 2023 AJPW Champion Carnival tournament

The A block 'X' was revealed to be Satoshi Kojima, who recently wrapped up a run with Pro Wrestling NOAH

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Kojima is competing in the Champion Carnival. 

When the field for the 2023 AJPW Champion Carnival tournament was released, there was a mystery slot in both the A and B blocks. 

At today’s All Japan show, the mystery A block participant was revealed to be former IWGP Heavyweight, GHC Heavyweight and AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion Satoshi Kojima. 

Kojima is joining a block that includes Yuma Aoyagi, Kento Miyahara, Yoshitatsu, Ryuki Honda, T-Hawk, Jun Saito and Cyrus. 

In February, Kojima wrapped up a run in Pro Wrestling NOAH that included a run with the GHC Heavyweight and Tag Team Titles. He wrestled for New Japan Pro-Wrestling on one of the Fantasticamania cards, the 51st Anniversary show and was part of an undercard match on the New Japan Cup tour. 

Kojima last wrestled for All Japan in 2017 and this year is going to be first Champion Carnival since 2010.

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