Major League Wrestling (MLW) sent out the following press release today, announcing that Tajiri will be defending his MLW World Middleweight Championship in AJPW against Atsuki Aoyagi.
You can check out the official announcement below:
TAJIRI to defend MLW title in AJPW
All Japan Pro Wrestling to host interpromotional bout
The newly minted World Middleweight Champion Yoshihiro TAJIRI will defend the title in an All Japan Pro Wrestling ring.
MLW.com has confirmed that TAJIRI’s first title defense will take place on Sunday November 28th.
Atsuki Aoyagi, a talented AJPW grappler, will challenge TAJIRI in the historic title fight.
This marks the first MLW World Championship defense in an All Japan Pro Wrestling ring since 2003.
The announcement of the interpromotional championship bout comes just days after MLW CEO Court Bauer pondered such a match on Twitter.
I am very impressed by @atsuki_aoyagi of @alljapan_pw. What if… All Japan hosted @TajiriBuzzsaw defending the @MLW World Middleweight Championship against Atsuki Aoyagi? I expect it would be a great battle. pic.twitter.com/dEuvjoTmQF
— Court Bauer (@courtbauer) October 27, 2021