Originally published at Satoshi Kojima wins AJPW's Oudou Tournament, All Japan honors Terry Funk
Satoshi Kojima won All Japan Pro Wrestling’s Oudou (Royal Road) Tournament on Sunday.
The former Triple Crown & IWGP Heavyweight Champion won the tenth version of AJPW’s tournament by defeating Ryuki Honda in Sunday’s final.
Kojima’s road to the final saw him go through Rei Saito, and Takuya Nomura before today’s semi-finals and final.
Kojima advanced to the final by beating Shuji Ishikawa earlier in the evening.
Honda upset Triple Crown holder Yuma Aoyagi in the opening round and followed by beating multiple-time champions Kento Miyahara and Suwama to earn a birth in the final against Kojima.
Kojima beat Honda with a Cozy Lariat in seventeen minutes to win the tournament and will receive a Triple Crown title shot.
Past winners of the tournament include Kento Miyahara, Suwama, Jake Lee, Jun Akiyama, Go Shiozaki, and Akebono.
Below are the results from Sunday’s card in Nagoya, which opened with a ten-bell salute for Terry Funk, who headlined the very first AJPW card in 1972 (Results courtesy: Purolove.com):
*Ren Ayabe & Aigle Blanc over Ryo Inoue & Konaka = Pale One
*Oudou Tournament (Semi-Finals): Ryuki Honda over Suwama
*Oudou Tournament (Semi-Finals): Satoshi Kojima over Shuji Ishikawa
*Hayato Tamura & Kazma Sakamoto over Hokuto Omori & Naoki Tanizaki
*AJPW TV Six-Man & KO-D Six-Man Double Title Match: Yukio Sakaguchi, Saki Akai & Hideki Okatani over ATM, Takao Omori & Black Menso-re
*G-Infinity Championship: Jun & Rei Saito © over Kotaro Suzuki & Hartley Jackson
*Yuji Nagata, Dan Tamura, Hikaru Sato, Takuya Nomura & Fuminori Abe over Kento Miyahara, Yuma Aoyagi, Rising Hayato, Atsuki Aoyagi & Yoshitatsu
*Oudou Tournament (Final): Satoshi Kojima over Ryuki Honda