Violence Giants & Atsushi Aoki vs Burning Wild & Koji Iwamoto – AJPW New Year Wars 2018

Violence Giants (Shuji Ishikawa & Suwama) & Atsushi Aoki vs Burning Wild (Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori) & Koji Iwamoto

taped 01/02/2018, aired 01/11/2018

Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan

(reviewed 02/16/2018) Two old men try to slay the giants that have dominated All Japan recently! There are juniors here too! An early brawl is bookended by a lengthy Suwama/Omori segment that isn’t much, but despite being the biggest person in this match by far Shuji is able to pick up the pace considerably once he and Akiyama tag in, bringing a lot of speed and fire to the proceedings. The juniors certainly try to match him for intensity and have an enjoyable sequence to finish this speedy, frantic midcard tag off when Aoki catches Iwamoto with a rolling armbar. Fun stuff.