Akebono announced the debut of his new “Royal Road” promotion for April 20 at Korakuen. The idea is that it’s going to be a promotion to honour Giant Baba’s All Japan, and it’s traditions. Baba’s wife Makoto has given Akebono and the promotion her support. Considering this was essentially attempted in All Japan itself since Jun Akiyama has taken control (and had Akebono on board) but has failed to catch on, it doesn’t really add up how this is going to be a success past a very low level. The first card will have six matches and will be “rich in variety”. So far announced is:
Yuto Aijima & Kazushi Miyamoto vs. TARU & Voodoo Mask AAA/Lucha Undergound Offer Match: X vs. X Akebono, Ryota Hama & Taiyo Kea vs. Masato Tanaka, Yuji Okabayashi & Daisuke Sekimoto Also signed to appear are NOSAWA Rongai, MAZADA, Daichi Hashimoto and Masao Inoue.