The final night of the Game Changer Wrestling’s visit to 1st Ring in Tokyo has another set of stellar matches. After the first two nights of shows, Pro-Wrestling FREEDOMS and Big-Japan Pro Wrestling want to ensure that they are the dominant deathmatch promotion in the world. Game Changer Wrestling isn’t visiting to play games. They are coming for names and leaving with a trail of broken bodies along the way. Fans are certain that the Art of War will be the event that brings everything together during GCW’s visit to Tokyo. Which promotion will have bragging rights once the Art of War is complete?
KTB vs. Toru Sugiura
A more and invigorated KTB faces a name that often flies under the radar in Sugiura. While a ten year veteran of the ring, Sugiura has called Pro-Wrestling FREEDOMS home for nearly the majority of his career. Sugiura brings with him a technical and high-flying style whereas KTB is more synonymous with his brute strength. It will really be a case of Sugiura have to stick and move and not allow himself to get caught by KTB. The Beast has a size of the advantage of nearly a hundred pounds over Toru. What may be a factor is whether competing is such a short time frame for KTB could play a factor. Could fatigue play a factor in this matchup at the Art of War?
Isami Kodaka, Takashi Sasaki and Masashi Takeda vs. Danny Havoc, Matt Tremont and Alex Colon
Fans are headed for a straight-up battle in this match. In watching this match it is clearly Japanese promotions Pro-Wrestling FREEDOMS and Pro-Wrestling BASARA facing off against Game Changer Wrestling. Kodaka, Sasaki, and Takeda are clearly in a position where they are holding ground in 1st Ring. Regardless of what the relationship is like to have opposition come in and potentially defeat you on your turf will not sit well. Havoc, Tremont and Colon will have their work cut out for them. This won’t just be a position where deathmatch battles will be enough. Stiff punches, kicks, and strikes are going to come hot and heavy here when these two teams do battle.
Shlak vs. Abdullah Kobayashi
This will be the first match that fans will see Kobayashi over this series of events. The Bloody Machine and resident mad-man has one goal in mind. He’s there to carve up his opposition. With a fighting spirit in the vein of former trainer Abdullah the Butcher, Kobayashi is a charismatic brawler whose near quarter-century of work has seen him work alongside the likes of CIMA and against Ricky Shane Page. Across the ring from him is a man that he hasn’t stepped into a ring with. Shlak brings his intense nature and insane reputation into this match and appears destined to have a match that is nothing short of a bloodbath with Kobayashi.
Chris Dickinson vs. Daisuke Sekimoto
Two bulls are going at it in this matchup. With this being Dickinson’s third match in consecutive nights he stands across the ring from a veteran of twenty years. Sekimoto is straight power from top to bottom. At only 5’9 and registering at 250 ibs, to see him in person is a completely different animal. Sekimoto is a physically imposing figure who will match up nicely against Dickinson. There is no way around it. These two men will match power for power. Where things may differ is if Sekimoto’s experience plays a part in his matchup against Dickinson. The last time these two men faced one another was under the Beyond Wrestling umbrella at Americanrana. On that occasion, Dickinson got the better of Sekimoto. Will it happen again?
Kikutaro and Shigehiro Irie vs. Tomoya Hirata and Gentaro
This is certainly a case of not judging a book by its cover. For fans of the always charming and funny, Kikutaro the belief that he isn’t one to be anything more than be a comedic wrestler. That belief couldn’t be further from the truth. In this tag team affair, we see Kikutaro team with Irie against two men that are appearing for the first time in these series of events. Gentaro, a veteran of Pro-Wrestling FREEDOMS teams with newcomer Tomoya Hirata. Hirata doesn’t have the same experience that his partner and opponents may have but that isn’t to say he hasn’t had some notable matches. Over the past three years, Hirata has been a part of three separate tournaments including Young Damz One Day Tournament for Pro-Wrestling FREEDOMS last April.
Ryuji Ito, Toshiyuki Sakuda and Drew Parker vs. Jimmy Lloyd, Matthew Justice and Orin Veidt
Bell to bell action is the expected result in this match. Drew Parker and Jimmy Lloyd stand on opposite sides of the ring from one another. Add to that Ito and Sakuda will battle GCW stars Justice and Veidt. The end result is one that fans won’t soon forget. Fans can anticipate this final matchup to go out with a bang. Game Changer Wrestling doesn’t want to leave 1st Ring without having the local fans clamor for their return. This very match will be what turns the most heads. Something will have to give. There is something that suggests Parker and Lloyd will go for broke in this match. Will respect go out the window as these six men put any built-up hostility with one another to boil over at the Art of War?