Apache Pro-Wrestling Army
|Headquarters||Tokyo, Japan |
|Founder(s)||Go Ito, Kintaro Kanemura|
|Owner(s)||Kintaro Kanemura (2010 - current)
Takashi Sasaki (2008 - 2009)
Go Ito and Kintaro Kanemura (2004 - 2008)
Apache Pro-Wrestling Army (アパッチプロレス軍 Apatchi Puroresu-gun?) was a Japanese professional wrestling promotion operating from 2004 to 2009 and from 2010 to 2013. Since its closure the name has been brought back for special reunion cards.
Following the closure of Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling in 2002, Hiromichi Fuyuki formed his own promotion, which ran under the names Fuyuki-Gun Promotion (originally used by Fuyuki for an FMW-aligned venture following his withdrawal from WAR) and World Entertainment Wrestling, and which administered the WEW titles originally created in FMW in 1999. FMW alumni such as Kintaro Kanemura, Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Go Ito maintained the promotion even after Fuyuki's death in March 2003, but stopped in May 2004.
Apache was founded by Ito and Kanemura in 2004 as a replacement of the old WEW. Their first event was on August 30, the main event was a six-man tag team match which had Ichiro Yaguchi, Riki Choshu and Tomohiro Ishii defeating BADBOY Hido, Dick Togo and Kintaro Kanemura.
The first WEW Heavyweight Champion under Apache was Togi Makabe. On August 1, 2006 Apache would hold a tournament to see which tag team would become the first WEW Tag Team Champions. In the final BADBOY Hido and Takashi Sasaki defeated Jun Kasai and Tetsuhiro Kuroda. The Winger would win Apache's first and only Death Match Tournament. Takashi Sasaki and The Winger would win WEW Provisional Tag Team Title Tournament
Apache Pro closed in June 26, 2009, after which Sasaki founded Pro Wrestling FREEDOMS. On December 27, 2010, Kanemura and Kuroda started the promotion started again, this time basing it around Osaka; lasting until March 30, 2013, when they closed it once again. Kanemura moved to Wrestling New Classic, where he defended the WEW title once before abandoning it; Kuroda moved on to Secret Base. Most of the remaining roster formed Dotonbori Pro Wrestling.
|Championship||Current champion(s)||Date won|
|WEW Heavyweight Championship||Tomohiko Hashimoto||November 15, 2015|
|WEW Tag Team Championship||Mikami and Rion Mizuki||January 31, 2016|
|Championship:||Final champion(s):||Date won:|
|Apache Opendivision Championship||Tsuyoshi Kikuchi||April 28, 2011|
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