|Founded||December 25, 2016|
Pro Wrestling A-TEAM is promotion founded by Tetsuhiro Kuroda and HASEGAWA on December 25, 2016. After the Apache Pro Wrestling Army last show Tetsuhiro Kuroda and HASEGAWA announced that a new promotion would be formed in order to replace the old Apache promotion. On February 25 HASEGAWA was announced as the General Manager and Tomohiko Hashimoto was named the representative of the promotion.
History[edit | edit source]
Formation[edit | edit source]
On October 2, 2016, after Koji Kanemoto defending the WEW Heavyweight Championship against Hi69, Tomohiko Hashimoto challenged for the belt, but it was decided that Kintaro Kanemura will be receiving the last title challenge following Apache's last show due to Kintaro Kanemura retiring. On December 25 during Apache's last show it was announced that Kanemura was the last WEW Heavyweight Champions which he defeated Kanemoto to become the final champion. Also, it was announced that Tetsuhiro Kuroda and HASEGAWA announced that new promotion that will be formed in 2017. Which they dubbed as A-TEAM. Their first show is expected to be held on April 15 at the Kitasenju Theater 1010 in Tokyo. HASEGAWA stated that the WEW Heavyweight belt will be sealed with Kanemura as the final champion to hold the belt due to retiring from on its 27th anniversary of his pro-wrestling debut. Though the WEW Tag Team Championship will continue to be contested in the promotion.
On February 25, 2017, HASEGAWA was announced as the General Manager and Tomohiko Hashimoto was named the representative of the promotion and also was announced that Tatsuhito Takaiwa and Tetsuhiro Kuroda will be defending the WEW Tag Team Champions against Tomohiko Hashimoto and Masashi Takeda on the debut show on April 16 in Kita-Senju. On March 3 A-TEAM announced the creations of two more champions the WEW Openweight Championship and the WEW Junior Heavyweight Championship.
A-TEAM Take off[edit | edit source]
Was the first event promoted by Pro Wrestling A-TEAM and it featured appearances from various freelancers (Rion Mizuki, Keiichi Sato, Blue Shark and Masashi Takeda), as well two wrestler from Dramatic Dream Team (Tomomitsu Matsunaga and Hoshitango), one wrestler from Pro Wrestling Freedoms (Jun Kasai). The event lasted one hour and twenty minutes. In the main event Tomohiko Hashimoto and Masashi Takeda defeated Tatsuhito Takaiwa and Tetsuhiro Kuroda to become the new WEW Tag Team Champions.
|1||Daisaku Ikeda defeated Takumi Sakurai||Singles match||11:59|
|2||Blue Shark defeated Iori Sugawara||Singles match||7:42|
|3||Tomomitsu Matsunaga and Hoshitango defeated Hazard and Terio Terao||Tag team match||13:50|
|4||LEONA and Yosuke Enomoto defeated Rion Mizuki and Keiichi Sato||Tag team match||11:30|
|5||Tatsuo Nakano defeated Daisaku Shimoda||Singles match||3:50|
|6||Jun Kasai defeated HASEGAWA||Barbed Wire Board Tables Deathmatch||15:38|
|7||Tomohiko Hashimoto and Masashi Takeda defeated Tatsuhito Takaiwa and Tetsuhiro Kuroda (c)||Tag Team match for the WEW Tag Team Championship||13:40|
2017[edit | edit source]
A-TEAM began running regular tours right after the Take Off; the first tour ran until May 21 and the second from August 11. A-TEAM introduce thier championships the WEW Openweight and WEW Junior Heavyweight Championships and the junior was set to be crown in the second tour.
Current roster[edit | edit source]
- Daisaku Shimoda
- Daisuke Ikeda
- Masaru Kameda
- Tetsuhiro Kuroda
- Tomohiko Hashimoto
- Terio Terao
- Takumi Sakurai
- Yosuke Enomoto
- Tatsuya Machida (Ring Announcer)
Championships[edit | edit source]
|Championship||Current champion(s)||Reign||Date won||Days held|
|WEW Openweight Championship||Tomohiko Hashimoto||1||December 15, 2019||291+|
|WEW Junior Heavyweight Championship||Nobutaka Moribe||1||December 15, 2019||291+|
|WEW Tag Team Championship||Bryan Ishizaka and Takumi Sakurai||1||August 2, 2020||60+|