All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) recently started its year with the New Year Wars 2022 tower. This show was to be headlined by Jake Lee defend his Triple Crown Championship against Abdullah Kobayashi. Unfortunately a few days before this event, Jake Lee will suffer an injury which forces him to to free his championship. As a replacement main event, the All Asia Tag Team title match advertised for that show became the new main event.
At the end of the year, Hokuto Omori and Yusuke Kodama entered the Jr. Tag Battle of Glory 2021 tournament. They would end up winning this tournament in a major upset, defeating Dan Tamura and Hikaru Sato in the final. Winning this tournament automatically made him the number one contender for the All Asia Tag Team Championship, which was held at the time by El Lindaman and T-Hawk.
In the main event of the evening, we witnessed a great tag team match between these two teams. This is a great victory for Hokuto Omori and Yusuke Kodama when they defeated El Lindaman and T-Hawk for the All Asia Tag Team Championship. This is the first time that Hokuto Omori and Yusuke Kodama have won these titles. The last title they both held was that of AJPWTV Six-Man Tag Team Championship.
As for the challengers for the new champions, it’s currently unknown who could be the first. But Hokuto Omori seems to have focused on the junior division this year. More could be known after the next All-Japan shows. 2022 has started with a major reshuffle in AJPW with potentially more to come on the New Years Tour
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