Aibou Reunites for Yasukuni Shrine!
March 20th, 2011
As the Celebration from the Yasukuni Shrine approaches, the "Aibou" tag team of Ikuto Hidaka & Munenori Sawa has reunited and challenged current NWA International Lightweight Tag champions Takuya Sugawara & Kaijin Habu Otoko. That team broke the over two year reign of Aibou when they took the titles from them in September 2010.
In preparation Hidaka & Sawa met back at the ZERO1 dojo and practiced for 3 straight hours in preparation for the bout. They said that the recapture of the International Lightweight tag team titles is their only desire.
They didn't seem overly concerned with the revelation of SUWA as the NWA Referee for the match. It was Referee SUWA who officiated the NWA International Lightweight Tag match at Ryogoku and clearly showed favoritism toward Sugawara & Habu Otoko.
"We won't allow SUWA to pollute the match like he did at Ryogoku."
Vader & Son for Yasukuni Shrine Show!
March 15th, 2011
ZERO1' annual Yamato Shinshu Chikara Matsuri event at Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine is approaching, and ZERO1 has announced the participation of legendary American pro wrestler Big Van Vader and his son Jessie White!
Vader & Jessie will take on ZERO1 president Shinjiro Otani & Daichi Hashimoto in the main event of the show. Vader and Daichi's father, Shinya Hashimoto, had many great battles in the ring for New Japan Pro Wrestling. Vader sent word to Daichi:
"Hashimoto Jr., congratulations on your pro wrestling debut. I battled with your father until both of our bodies were completely broken. My son Jessie has also made his debut as a pro wrestler. Come prepared to the ring on March 27th and lets fight and create a new rival for you!"
Major Earthquake & Tsunami Hits Northeastern Japan!
March 12th, 2011
As many are aware, a devastating 9.0 earthquake struck Japan yesterday at around 2:46 PM their time. While the construction of Japan is very strong against earthquakes, significant damage was sustained.
To make matters worse, the earthquake triggered a powerful tsunami with waves of over 124 feet struck the coast only minutes after the earthquake. Many areas of Northeast Japan were completely destroyed by the tsunami, with an estimated 15,000 dead and that many more missing.
All ZERO1 wrestlers and staff are safe and accounted for in the wake of this tragedy. All of us at www.zerooneusa.com and fans of ZERO1 give our thoughts and prayers to the stricken people of Japan. Ganbare Nippon!
NWA Commerorates ZERO1 10th Anniversary With New Title Belt!
March 11th, 2011
In celebration of the ZERO1's 10th Anniversay and their re-affiliation with the National Wrestling Association, the NWA has bestowed on ZERO1 a new title belt. The the title is called the NWA Pan-Pacific Premium Heavyweight title. NWA Referee Fred Rubenstein presented the title to the ZERO1 offices during his trip.
"Congratulation to ZERO1 on their 10th Anniversary. As a special gift the NWA confers the NWA NWA Pan-Pacific Premium Heavyweight title to the care of ZERO1. I expect ZERO1 and the professional wrestling of Japan to play a key role in establishing this title so it can be carried by more NWA members in the future."
ZERO1 will confer with the NWA Australian representatives as to the best way to crown a new champion.
Daichi Graduates from High School!
March 10th, 2011
ZERO1 sent their own representative to the graduation ceremony in support of Daichi and out of respect for his father, deceased ZERO-ONE founder Shinya Hashimoto. Now Daichi will enter pro wrestling on a full-time basis.
Sawada's Mystery Partner Revealed! The 'Trouble King' Returns!
March 4th, 2011
Today before ZERO1's final press conference leading up to their 10th Anniversary show in Ryogoku Kokugikan a mystery assailant appeared at the ZERO1 dojo and attacked KAMIKAZE. The attack left KAMIKAZE bloody and unable to attend. When his NWA Intercontinental Tag team partner Kohei Sato appeared at the press conference he explained KAMIKAZE's absence. No sooner had he done so then the same masked assailant appeared in the room to also attack Kohei!
Atsushi Sawada also attacked Kohei, teaming with the masked mad to beat him down and throw him out into the hallway. Sawada then announced the masked man was his partner in his challenge for the tag team titles. The unknown partner then removed his mask to reveal longtime ZERO1 foreign wrestler Steve Corino!
Sawada said he wanted to find an experienced ZERO1 wrestler for his partner, and looking through a list of past champions holding the NWA Intercontinental tag titles saw Corino. Corino was happy to accept:
"Even though it is the 10th Anniversary of ZERO1, nobody from the ZERO1 office or any of the wrestlers contact me? When Sawada contacted me I was very happy. I was the first to bring these tag team belts to Japan, and I was the 1st champion! Now Sawada and I will become new champions and we'll defend the titles in Japan and the USA! KAMIKAZE, Kohei, bakayaro! Corino ichiban!"