Last week at the Fire Festival ’11 final show, the participants of the 9th annual ZERO1 Tenka Ichi Jr. Tournament were announced. Participants were all the current and former NWA International Lightweight tag champions: Ikuto Hidaka, Takafumi Ito, Kaijin Habu Otoko, Takuya Sugawara and Munenori Sawa. Also included will be Michinoku Pro’s Hayato “Jr.” Fujita and an unannounced DRAGON GATE wrestler.
All those above, aside from Ito, have participated in previous Tenka-Ichi Jr. Tournaments. Also making his longtime return to ZERO1 is Mexican Luchadore and former ZERO1 International Jr. Heavyweight Champion, Super Crazy! Australian NWA wrestler Robby Heart will also be making his first ZERO1 and tournament appearance.
The tournament will be single elimination and span 3 days with Round 1 & Round 2 taking place on September 13-14 at Toyko’s Shinjuku FACE. Then on September 17th will be the finals at Korakuen Hall.