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Sunday, June 06, 2004

Fujita wins IWGP title!

Kazuyuji Fujita began his 2nd reign as IWGP champion yesterday after defeating Hiroshi Tanahashi in just 11:45 by KO following a series of heavy head kicks. Fujita becomes the 38th champion and now plans to use the original IWGP title belt instead of the current one.
Fujita's first reign as IWGP champion ended in 2002 when he had to forfeit the title due to a leg injury he suffered in the PRIDE Openweight Grand Prix Tournament in a match against Mark Kerr.
Fujita was place in the decision match with Tanahashi after reigning champion Bob Sapp surrendered the title and basically dissapeared after losing to Fujita at the K-1 ROMANEX MMA show.

Mutoh's Partner named
Keiji Mutoh will team with his former BATT disciple, Taiyo Kea, to face Mitsuharu Misawa and Yoshinari Ogawa for the GHC Heavyweight Tag Team Titles at NOAH's 7/10/04 Tokyo Dome event. Will be interesting to see how the match goes as Kea is currently a heel in AJPW, aligned with TAKA Michinoku's gaijin faction. It has also been said Kea's workrate is not what it used to be since returning from injury. So, broken down Mutoh + sub-par Kea + lazy Misawa + even lazier Ogawa = ???
You be the judge come 7/10/2004.



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