New AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion to be crowned on 6/26

Originally published at New AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion to be crowned on 6/26

Suwama reigned as AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion since March of 2020. He was scheduled to defend the championship against 2021 Champion Carnival Winner Jake Lee. Suwama contracted COVID-19 and vacated the Triple Crown.

A new champion will be crowned on 6/26 at All Japan’s show at the Ota City Gymnasium. Jake Lee, Kento Miyahara and Yuma Aoyagi will be competing for the title. This match will not be a three-way or Triple-Threat.

In the PKDX article, Mitsuharu Misawa, Kenta Kobashi and Toshiaki Kawada’s 1997 Champion Carnival finals was referenced. That was a three-way tie for first place so there was a one-night round-robin style playoff to determine the winner.

【全日本】6・26大田区で三冠史上初の巴戦 ジェイク、宮原、青柳で王座決定戦 統一の地で“3本のベルト"限定復活https://t.co/wNup9gz2q3#ajpw#三冠統一の地から pic.twitter.com/6Stq6jzWH4

— プロレス/格闘技DX編集部 (@PKDX) June 22, 2021

In early May, Jake Lee defeated Kento Miyahara in the Champion Carnival final. It was the fourth time in a row that Miyahara made it to a Champion Carnival final. He lost in 2020 and in 2018 but it was in 2019 that Miyahara bested Jake Lee to win the tournament.