Kanemura would then team up with Hido and Dick Togo to face Riki Choshu, Tomohiro Ishii, and Ichiro Yaguchi on August 30, 2004 at Korakuen Hall for the first ever Apache Army show which would be promoted by Kanemura. Choshu would deliver a cheap shot to Kanemura after delivering a lariat to him knocking him out before the bell. Choshu would continually stomp at Kanemura with Kanemura fighting back up just to get kicked back down. After continuing to knock Kanemura down, Choshu would follow up by putting Kanemura in the Scorpion Death Lock with Hido having to break Kanemura out of it with a chair. Choshu would tag Ishii in and Ishii would do a number on Kanemura with Choshu and Yaguchi helping him. Kanemura would fight back and deliver a belly to belly supplex on Ishii and tag in Dick Togo. Kanemura would eventually be tagged back in and begin a chop exchange with Ishii with Kanemura getting the last blow by delivering a kick down low to Ishii sending him to the ground. Kanemura would tag Hido, but Ishii would eventually manage to tag Choshu who take apart Hido with a lariat. Choshu would put Hido in the Scorpion Death Lock with Kanemura and Togo having to work together to make him break it. Hido would then follow up by putting Choshu in the Scorpion Death Lock himself with Choshu breaking it out of it himself. Hido would try to setup Ishii for Kanemura to deliver the Baku YAMA Senton Special, but Choshu would get in the way and knock Kanemura off the top of the turnbuckle to the outside. Yaguchi would help Ishii get the advantage back, and Ishii would never look back finishing Hido off with multiple brainbusters to score the victory over Hido for Choshu's team. Despite the loss, Kanemura would announce that the war between the Apache Army and Riki Choshu was not over, and the group would do the TNR Dance to end the show.
Kanemura would end up turning on Shinjiro Otani on September 12, 2004 at Korakuen Hall in a match between Otani and Masato Tanaka. Kanemura along with Wataru Sakata who had been apart of Shinjiro Otani's Army would turn on Otani after defeating Masato Tanaka in the main event. Kanemura and Sakata would announce they were leaving Otani's Army to join Tanaka's Army that consist of Masato Tanaka, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Yoshihito Sasaki, and Jun Kasai. Kanemura would team up with Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Wataru Sakata, Jun Kasai, and Yoshihito Sasaki to face the Zero-One team of Shinjiro Otani, Takao Omori, Aniki, Ikuto Hidaka, and Minoru Fujita in a 5 vs. 5 single elimination match with over the top rules applied on September 19, 2004 at Korakuen Hall with Kanemura once again scoring a pinfall victory over Otani with the Baku YAMA Senton Special for the victory for his team. It would be the second straight year in a row that Kanemura had score a pinfall victory over Otani on September 19, 2004.
Kintaro Kanemura would team up with Masato Tanaka and Wataru Sakata to face off against Piranhian Monster, Psycho the Death, and Super Virus better known as Super Crazy for HUSTLE-5 on September 20, 2004 at the Yokohama Arena in a Hardcore Match. Although Kanemura's team would be in control most of the match with Tanaka delivering an Awesome Bomb to Psycho the Death, the HUSTLE team would manage to escape with the victory after Psycho the Death would manage to rollup Wataru Sakata for the victory over Kanemura and his team.
Kanemura would team up with Yuichi Taniguchi to take on long time partner Ryuji Yamakawa and Shadow WX on September 26, 2004 at Korakuen Hall in Yamakawa's final match before taking a long time rest as Yamakawa would end up getting pinned by fellow original Big Japan wrestler Taniguchi after Taniguchi hit a Senton Splash on Yamakawa to get the win.
Kanemura would promote another Kintaro Kanemura Festival show on October 10, 2004 at the Chiba Blue Field, but this time the show would be entitled Kintaro Kanemura Autumn Festival with Kanemura teaming up with TAKA Michinoku and Dick Togo to face Takashi Sasaki, GENTARO, and MIYAWAKI with Kanemura getting the pinfall victory with the Blast YAMA Senton Splash on MIYAWAKI for the victory.
Kanemura would then face off against Necro Butcher on October 22, 2004 at Korakuen Hall with both Kanemura and Butcher brawling early hitting each other with chair shots around ringside. Although Kanemura would take control most of the match, it would be a struggle trying to put on a good performance with Necro Butcher. Kanemura would spend most of the match hitting Necro with chair shots, sending him through a table, as well as brawling in the crowd and bloodying Butcher up before pinning him with a backslide for the victory.
Kanemura would team up with Masato Tanaka & Tetsuhiro Kuroda once again for HUSTLE-6 at the Nagoya Aichi Prefectural Gym on October 23, 2004 in a Hardcore Match against Tomohiro Ishii, Jun Kasai, and Tomoaki Honma with Tanaka getting the victory over Kasai after delivering a Roaring Elbow for the pinfall.
Kanemura would return to the Yokohama Bunka Gym on December 18, 2004 against Jaki Numazawa in a Tornado Bunkhouse Death Match with both Kanemura and Numazawa brawling all over ringside before Kanemura would end up rolling Numazawa up for a cradle to get the win.
Kanemura would team up with Tetsuhiro Kuroda to get another shot at facing Riki Choshu as he would be teaming up with Tomohiro Ishii on December 27, 2004 at Korakuen Hall with a brawl between the Apache Army and Riki Choshu's group taking place before even the match would start with everyone fighting each other in the ring. Finally after everything was clear the match would start with Kuroda and Ishii going at it, but soon enough another brawl between the Apache Army and Riki Choshu's group taking place as Kanemura and Ishii would begin brawling all over Korakuen Hall before order would have to be restored. Kanemura would begin pounding on Ishii with Choshu having to make the save for Ishii. Kanemura would grab a chair and begin smashing it over Choshu although it would end up doing little damage as Choshu would take down Kanemura and then place in the Scorpion Death Lock for extremely long time. Kanemura would not be the same and Choshu would take advantage of that and finish off Kanemura with the lariat for the victor. Another brawl would take place after the match between the Apache Army and Riki Choshu's group. Kanemura would announce that if Riki Choshu were to beat him again in a singles match on January 5th that Kanemura would allow Riki Choshu to take over the Apache Army which would upset all the members of the group for Kanemura announcing that.
Kanemura would team up with fellow Apache Army teammate Takashi Sasaki to face Ryuji Ito and Shadow WX on January 2, 2005 at Korakuen Hall in a Barbed wire Board Street Fight that would see each wrestler get cut up badly with Takashi Sasaki and Ryuji Ito both bleeding from their back as Ito would end up placing a barbed wire board on top of Sasaki and then deliver the Dragon Splash on Sasaki to score the victory.
Kintaro Kanemura would finally get his shot at facing Riki Choshu in a singles match on January 5, 2005 at Korakuen Hall, Kanemura would make sure to jump Choshu early before the bell and begin delivering chairshots to Choshu's head. Kanemura would bring Choshu back in the ring, but would make the mistake of charging at Choshu who would deliver a stiff shot to Kanemura's head. Choshu would grab a chair and begin smashing it over Kanemura causing Kanemura to be busted open as Choshu would work on the cut. Kanemura's way out of the beating by Choshu would be to shove the referee at Choshu and deliver a dropkick to him. Kanemura would then begin taking apart the bottom rope and begin choking Choshu out with it. Kanemura would then deliver several more chair shots to Choshu and then deliver a Baku YAMA Senton Special to Choshu but would fail to even get a two count. Kanemura would attempt his own lariat to Choshu but right before he would make it Choshu, he would be the one knocked out with the lariat by Choshu. Choshu would beat Kanemura over the head with punches and then deliver another lariat to Kanemura for the pinfall victory. Because of the win, it would give Riki Choshu complete control of the Apache Army. Kanemura would agree to the stipulation and announce that Riki Choshu was now in control of the group causing Hido to go berserk and attack Kanemura. It would not be done as Kanemura and Hido would get in a shouting fight in the hallway at Korakuen Hall with Hido extremely upset over Choshu being in charge of the group when the Apache Army's whole meaning was to be against someone like Choshu. Hido would announce that he did not want to be apart of a group that had Choshu control of, and that he was starting his own Apache Army called the Real Apache Army with Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Takashi Sasaki, and GENTARO while Kanemura would still be in the original Apache Army with Choshu and be aligned with Choshu's wrestlers. Kanemura and Hido would vacate their WMG Tag Team Titles shortly afterwards.
Kanemura's first match against Hido since the split would be on January 23, 2005 at the Chiba Blue Field for the Kintaro Kanemura Festival with Kanemura teaming up with Tomohiro Ishii to take on Hido and The Winger in a Hardcore Street with Hido scoring the huge pinfall victory over his former friend Kanemura to score first blood for causing a split in the Apache Army.
Due to an already booked card before their differences occurred Kanemura would be force to team up with Hido, Takashi Sasaki and MIYAWAKI for a Big Japan show on January 28, 2005 at the Kawasaki City Gym in a Scaffold Spider net Barbwire Death Match against Ryuji Ito, Men's Teioh, Shadow WX, and Abdullah Kobayashi with the barbwire being placed over the ring. Kanemura would focus mostly on Men's Teioh outside the ring and brawl around ringside as Takashi Sasaki and Ryuji Ito would climb the scaffold and brawl with Takashi Sasaki tossing Ryuji Ito off the scaffold into the barbwire spider net. It would not be soon after that Hido and Takashi Sasaki would turn on Kanemura and leave him laying for easy prey for the Big Japan Army to finish him off. Ryuji Ito would get back on the scaffold and deliver a Dragon Splash on Kanemura off the scaffold to score the pinfall victory over him. Afterwards, Ryuji Ito would help Kanemura up and a alliance between Kanemura and Ryuji Ito would be formed.
Kanemura would team up with Riki Choshu for the first time on January 31, 2005 at the Nagoya City Gym # 3 to face his former friends Hido as well as Tetsuhiro Kuroda with Hido going after Kanemura right away to start the match. But with Choshu by Kanemura's side both Kuroda & Hido would have no shot and Kanemura would take advantage of it and finish off Hido with numerous chair shots knocking him and allowing Kanemura to get the pin for the victory.
Kanemura would team up with Riki Choshu and Tomohiro Ishii to face Masato Tanaka, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, and Tatsuhito Takaiwa in a Hardcore Match on February 11, 2005 at the Nagoya Aichi Prefectural Gym for HUSTLE-7. Kanemura and Tanaka would square off against each other at the beginning of the match with Kanemura delivering a hurricanrana to Tanaka. But it would be Choshu who would once again make things easy again for Kanemura and Ishii as Choshu would end up finishing off Kuroda with the lariat to score the pinfall victory.
Kanemura would team up with Ryuji Ito and Men's Teioh to face the team of Hido, Takashi Sasaki, and Jun Kasai in a Barbwire Fluorescent Light Tube Death Match on February 22, 2005 at Korakuen Hall where Hido would make sure to go right after Kanemura for a majority of the match. Kanemura would end up being knocked off a ladder and landing into the barbwire although it would be Ryuji Ito who would take the most punishment after several light tubes would smash right against his back although he would still manage to put away Takashi Sasaki after placing several light tube sticks across Sasaki's chest and then deliver the Dragon Splash for the victory.
Kanemura and Dick Togo would team up in the new Zero-One MAX promotion that was spawned after Zero-One had financially claimed bankruptcy. Kanemura and Togo would face off against Masato Tanaka & Super Crazy on February 27, 2005 at Ikebukuro Sunshine City Gym. The match would start right away with Kanemura and Crazy brawling around the arena. Masato Tanaka would intervene and hold on to Kanemura while Super Crazy climb a set of stairs to the balcony where he then delivered an Asai Moonsault from the balcony landing on Kanemura. Kanemura and Tanaka would both get busted open during the brawl around the building when Kanemura would set up a table and place Tanaka on it and dive off the stairs sending Tanaka through the table. When all four wrestlers would finally make it back in the ring, Kanemura would stack several chairs on top of one another. Super Crazy would attempt to put Dick Togo through the chairs with a powerbomb, but Masato Tanaka instead would use Togo's body to superplex Kanemura through the stack of chairs. Finally, the match would come down to the long time rivals of the last 10 years in a punching match blood running down both their faces when Tanaka would finally deliver the Roaring Elbow to pin Kanemura for the win.
Kintaro Kanemura would then team up with Ryuji Ito for another Kintaro Kanemura Festival on March 12, 2005 at the Chiba Blue Field facing off against Hido & Jun Kasai in a Bunkhouse Street Fight with Hido getting another shot at hurting Kanemura. As Kanemura was taking care of Jun Kasai, Hido would come up from behind and nail Kanemura in the back with his barbwire baseball bat as well as Ryuji Ito. Hido would lay down Kanemura on several fluorescent light tubes as Kasai would come off the top rope and splash on Kanemura breaking several of the fluorescent light tubes. Hido would try to nail Kanemura with a lariat, but Kanemura would catch Hido and roll him up for the victory. The Apache Army would not be done with Kanemura though as Hido and Kasai along with Takashi Sasaki, GENTARO, Shinjuku Shark would begin stomping away at Kanemura and then light a chair on fire to reprise Kanemura getting powerbombed into fire in W*ING. Just as they were about to powerbomb Kanemura into the fire, all of a sudden Mammoth Sasaki would rush to the ring and clear house of Hido's Apache Army. Mammoth had just aligned himself with Kanemura and his Apache Army.
Kanemura would go on to challenge for the brand new HUSTLE created title made out of giant golden bat being called the HHH which would stand for the Hustle Hardcore Hero Title Bat on March 18, 2005 at Sumo Hall for HUSTLE-8. Kanemura would take on 6 other men in Masato Tanaka, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Leonardo Spanky, Wataru Sakata, Flying Vampire # 16, Giant Silva, and Dan Bobish in a Hardcore Match. Kanemura would go up against Giant Silva which would not be a wise move due to Silva's height and power. Kanemura would try to even things up with Silva by bringing in a ladder and climbing it to be closer to Silva's height although all it would result in would be Dan Bobish pushing Kanemura off the ladder and sending him into the ropes with the rope getting caught between his legs. Kanemura would help everyone else involved eliminate Giant Silva after he was sent through a table and everyone would jump on him to make the cover and eliminate him. Kanemura would eventually end up going through a table himself after Tanaka would supplex Kanemura off a table into another table with Flying Vampire # 16 on it. Kanemura would eventually end up brawling with Wataru Sakata outside near the entrance way when Sakata would end up tying Kanemura to the chair. Kanemura would be stuck to the chair unable to the move screaming for help with Sakata would bringing out boiling hot sushi to Kanemura. Sakata would try shoving it down Kanemura's mouth but Kanemura would close his mouth each time causing it to land on his face. After the third time and the hot juices dripping on Kanemura's face it would be enough for Kanemura who would finally give up and be eliminated. Masato Tanaka would eventually win the match after last eliminating Flying Vampire # 16 to win the HHH Title Bat.
Due to the vacancy of the WMG Tag Team Titles after Kanemura and Hido had split, both wrestlers would have a shot at winning back the titles on April 16, 2005 at Korakuen Hall. Kanemura would choose Tomohiro Ishii as his partner, where as Hido would choose Tetsuhiro Kuroda as his partner. It would be Hido to score the upset pinfall over Tomohiro Ishii though, as Hido and Kuroda would end up walking away from the show the brand new WMG Tag Team Champions.
Kintaro Kanemura would team up with Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Mammoth Sasaki on April 17, 2005 at the Tokyo Differ Ariake for a benefit show for Sabu entitled "WE LOVE SABU". The show would go towards paying for Sabu's hospital bills with both Kanemura and Mr. Gannosuke who have heat with each other that caused the WMF group to split with the Apache Army to put their differences aside and help book the show. Kanemura's team would face off against the team of Masato Tanaka, Minoru Fujita, and Ikuto Hidaka in the main event. Kanemura would start off the match right away against Tanaka with Tanaka getting the early advantage with a running elbow at Kanemura. Both Kanemura and Tanaka would begin to brawl outside on the ramp where Tanaka would end up backflipping Kanemura onto the ramp. Kanemura's lack of success against his rival would continue in the match as Tanaka would eventually get the winning pinfall over Kanemura with the Bullet Elbow for the victory for his Zero-One MAX team to end the show. Afterwards, the entire roster of the show would come out a long with Sabu and have a beer bash in honor of Sabu as they would all do Sabu's trademark point to the sky to end the show.
Kanemura would again challenge for the Hustle Hardcore Hero Title Bat on May 10, 2005 at the Niigata City Gym in a Hardcore Battle Royal against champion Masato Tanaka, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Demon Spider, Monster C, and the Piranha Monster at HUSTLE-9. Although an alliance would form in the match with Kuroda despite their differences against the Demon Spider. Kanemura would once again fall to rival Masato Tanaka after Tanaka would deliver a Death Valley Driver off the top rope through two tables to eliminate Kanemura and eventually go on to win and defend his HHH Hardcore Bat.
Kanemura would then take on his long time friend Hido at the Riki Pro show on June 5, 2005 at Korakuen Hall in a Lumberjack Death Match. Both Kanemura and Hido would be quick to begin dueling chairs at one another with Hido winning and smashing a chair over Kanemura's head. Hido would have the early advantage in the match, but Kanemura would come back delivering a hurricanrana to his former friend. Hido would be the first one up after it though and as a result would manage to throw Kanemura outside the ring. Takashi Sasaki & GENTARO would take the opportunity to swing away before the other lumberjacks the likes of Tomohiro Ishii, Dick Togo, Yoshihito Sasaki and Ichiro Yaguchi would manage to stop them. Kanemura would be sent back in the ring and Hido would continue beating on Kanemura. Hido would grab the chair again and although Kanemura would attempt to fight back, Hido would smash the chair over Kanemura's head. Hido would then clothesline Kanemura causing both to flip over the top rope. Sasaki and GENTARO would go after Kanemura again but Togo, Yoshihito Sasaki, Ishii, and Yaguchi would try to calm things down but Dick Togo could not resist taking punches at Hido himself before both Kanemura and Hido would go back in the ring. Kanemura would attempt to deliver a powerbomb to Hido, but before managing to get him up at the exact same time Takashi Sasaki & GENTARO would hit flying dropkicks to Kanemura. The bloody Kanemura and Hido would again begin headbutting each other with Hido getting a cheap shot punch to the face knocking Kanemura down, but Kanemura would quickly get up and deliver a spin kick to Hido with both men falling to the ground. Hido would get up first and attempt to clothesline Kanemura, but Kanemura would manage to duck Hido and grab him by the back and deliver a German Suplex followed by a Roaring Elbow to Hido for again another two count. Kanemura would go for another senton, but this time Hido would make it to his feet and deliver a supplex off the turnbuckle on Kanemura. Kanemura would manage to kick out, and would also manage to move out of the way when Hido would attempt a moonsault. Kanemura would attempt an Asai Moonsault off the middle rope, but Hido would also manage to move out of the way and get up to deliver a lariat to Kanemura. Hido would fail to get the cover, and when attempting another lariat but Kanemura would again dodge it and this time deliver several rolling German Suplexs to Hido, followed by a Thunder Fire Powerbomb, and then the Baku YAMA Senton Special to Hido to score the victory over his former long time friend. Kanemura would pick up Hido and even before he could offer his hand out in friendship Hido would deliver a kick to the stomach with the Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Sasaki, and GENTARO rushing in the ring to stomp away at him with the rest of the lumberjacks having to make the save for Kanemura.
Kanemura and Hido's feud would continue once again on June 8, 2005 at the Yokohama Bunka Gym for Big Japan as Kanemura would team up with Daisuke Sekimoto to take on Hido and GENTARO in a Hardcore Street Fight with Hido and Kanemura once again going at it with Hido getting the pinfall victory over Sekimoto for the win.
Kanemura would team up with Dick Togo on June 19, 2005 at the Chiba Blue Field for the Kintaro Kanemura Festival against Takashi Sasaki and GENTARO when Kanemura would pin Sasaki with the Gedo Clutch for the win.
Kanemura would end up suffering a serious knee injury on July 3, 2005 at the Wakayama Prefectural Gym while teaming with Asian Cougar against Takashi Sasaki and Jun Kasai in a Barricade Death Match. Cougar would end up have to finishing the match as Kanemura would be hobbling around and not be able to do much but Cougar would end up delivering his Sky Canal on Sasaki to get the win. Kanemura would get his knee looked at and he would have to miss three months as a result of the injury.
After Hido and Jun Kasai would defeat Takashi Sasaki and GENTARO would win the main event on August 5, 2005 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring, Hido would call out Kanemura to the ring. Hido would offer Kanemura a reconciliation between the two with Kanemura accepting it. The two would agree to reunite as just one Apache Army
Kanemura would return to the ring after missing three months to wrestle at the Apache Army October 2, 2005 Korakuen Hall show teaming up with Hido and Hi69 to face Toshiaki Kawada, Tomoaki Honma, and Taichi Ishikari. It would be the first time that Kanemura would be in the same ring against the former All Japan Triple Crown Champion. Kanemura and Kawada's exchanges would be the hottest part of the match with Kanemura going toe to toe with Kawada as far as forearms to the face. Kawada would eventually win the exchange and would eventually put away Kanemura with a hard kick straight to the face to score the victory.
Kanemura would return to Korakuen Hall on October 6, 2005 for Riki Pro teaming up with Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Hido against Riki Choshu, Daisuke Sekimoto, and Takashi Uwano. Kanemura and Choshu would go right at it with their hatred for each other back in full force, but it would not take long for the rest of the Apache Army to interfere with Choshu trying to fight off each member and still manage to put Kanemura in the Scorpion Death Lock before GENTARO would manage to break the move with a flying dropkick. Hido would eventually put away Uwano with a Hido-Chan Bomber for the Apache Army victory. The entire Apache Army of Kanemura, Kuroda, Hido, Mammoth Sasaki, Takashi Sasaki, GENTARO, Jun Kasai, MIYAWAKI, Saburo Inematsu, and Shinjuku Shark would all celebrate the group being back together in a Riki Pro ring.
Kanemura would return to HUSTLE for the HUSTLE-House 10 on October 27, 2005 at Korakuen Hall teaming with Masato Tanaka to take on Giant Silva and Monster C with Kanemura getting the pinfall victory over Monster C with the Baku YAMA Senton Special. After celebrating their victory, Hayabusa's theme would begin to play as Genichiro Tenryu as Big Hayabusa would attack Kanemura and lay out the former FMW wrestlers and challenge Kanemura and Tanaka for the upcoming HustleMania 2005 at the Yokohama Arena on November 3rd. Kanemura and Tanaka would accept the challenge.
Kanemura would make his return the Yokohama Arena on November 3, 2005 to team with Masato Tanaka for HustleMania 2005 to challenge Genichiro Tenryu and Tadao Yasuda for the HUSTLE Super Tag Team Titles as Tanaka and Kanemura would put up their best fight but would be no match for the older veterans as Tenryu would manage to put away Kanemura with the 53 Years Old for the victory and to win the HUSTLE Super Tag Team Titles.
Kanemura would team up with Masato Tanaka and Tetsuhiro Kuroda on November 23, 2005 against the Sasaki team consisting of Mammoth Sasaki, Takashi Sasaki, and Yoshihito Sasaki in a Barbed wire Board Street Fight. Mammoth would be the Sasaki to eventually fall as Kanemura would put him away with a Baku YAMA Senton Special on the Barbed wire Board to get the victory.
Kanemura would team up with fellow Apache Army members Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Hido, and Saburo Inematsu for Big Japan's December 21, 2005 show at the Yokohama Bunka Gym against the foreign wrestlers Mad Man Pondo, MASADA, Jayson Ray, and Mad Dog with Inematsu getting the pinfall victory over Mad Dog for the Apache Army team. Takashi Sasaki would denounce his alliance with the Apache Army and would siding with the Big Japan team.
Kanemura and Tanaka would team up one more time to end 2005 for the HUSTLE-House Christmas Special at Korakuen Hall on December 25, 2005. Kanemura and Tanaka would defeat the team of Wataru Sakata and
Ryoji Sai when Tanaka would pin Sai with the Superfly Splash.
Kanemura would take the last week of 2005 off to rest his body for the upcoming 2006 year. Kanemura would spend the final week of 2005 with his sister and his nephew and reflect on the year that he lost his father in, and suffered his knee injury that caused him to be out of action for three months.
Kanemura would open up 2006 teaming with Takashi Sasaki and Hido against the Big Japan team of Abdullah Kobayashi, Ryuji Ito, and Naoki Numazawa for Big Japan's January 2, 2006 show at Korakuen Hall. Sasaki who had been booked for the match before his decision to leave the Apache Army group would argue with Kanemura and Hido throughout the match but would be able to pin Numazawa with a D-Geist to a barbed wire bat to Numazawa's face in a Barbed wire Texas Tornado Death Match as the rivalry between Takashi Sasaki and the Apache Army was now under way.
Kanemura would return to the Tokyo Dome for only the third time in his career with Masato Tanaka and Hido both making their first appearance in the building facing the CTU team of Jushin Thunder Liger and former Team No Respect members Jado and Gedo on January 4, 2006 for New Japan's Tokyo Dome show. Kanemura, Tanaka, and Hido would quickly make the match in their favor by taking it to the outside and making the match become a brawl. Jado and Gedo would return to their FMW roots for the match, but Jushin Liger would have to adapt to a style of wrestling that he was not use to. Kanemura would eventually put away Jado with the Baku YAMA Senton Special for the victory to embarrass the CTU group as the rivalry between the Apache Army and CTU had just been started.
The Apache Army and CTU rivalry would continue the next day on January 5, 2006 at Korakuen Hall for the Riki Pro. Kanemura would team up with Hido to face off against Jado and Gedo. Jado would end up catching Kanemura in the Crossface of JADO, but GENTARO would end making the save by delivering a flying dropkick to help break the move. Hido would not be so lucky though as he would end up being nailed with a Super Powerbomb and then Jado would place the Crossface of JADO on Hido while Gedo would take down Kanemura to prevent him from making the save as Hido would be force to tap for the CTU getting their revenge over the Apache Army, but it would not be the end of the two groups rivalry.
Kanemura would team up with Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Saburo Inematsu against Ryuji Ito, Takashi Sasaki, and Naoki Numazawa on January 27, 2006 at the Kawasaki City Gym in a Big Japan vs. Apache Army Double Ring Scaffold Spidernet Death Match with the Big Japan team coming out on top after Ito would deliver a Dragon Splash off the scaffold into the ring on Inematsu for the victory.
The Apache Army along with their feud with the CTU would feud with the Big Japan group due to Takashi Sasaki's dislike for the Apache Army and his friendship with the Big Japan wrestlers so Ryuji Ito and Daisuke Sekimoto would team with Sasaki against Kanemura, Hido, and GENTARO on January 15, 2006 at the Chiba Blue Field with the Big Japan getting the victory after Sasaki would finish Hido with the Right Leg Hold to make him tap. The Apache Army was now about to begin two separate wars with two different promotions.
The Apache Army consisting of Kanemura, Kuroda, GENTARO, and Hido would invade the New Japan Office on January 26, 2006 with Kanemura challenging Yuji Nagata to a match and officially declaring war on CTU and Jushin Thunder Liger. Nagata would turn down the challenge with Kanemura stating he was a celebrity now.
Kanemura would team up with Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Saburo Inematsu against Ryuji Ito, Takashi Sasaki, and Naoki Numazawa on January 27, 2006 at the Kawasaki City Gym in a Big Japan vs. Apache Army Double Ring Scaffold Spidernet Death Match with the Big Japan team coming out on top after Ito would deliver a Dragon Splash off the scaffold into the ring on Inematsu for the victory.
Kanemura would team up with Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Hido against Jushin Thunder Liger, Jado, and Gedo on January 28, 2006 at Korakuen Hall in New Japan with the match ending in a no contest after Kanemura and Gedo would both attack the referee for getting in the way.
Kanemura would team up with Saburo Inematsu to take on Dick Togo and Hi69 on February 5, 2006 at the Chiba Blue Field with Togo delivering a diving senton on Inematsu for the win. Kanemura would leave the ring thinking it would be his only match on the show, but that would not be the case as the main event match of Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Mammoth Sasaki, and GENTARO against Ryuji Ito, Takashi Sasaki, Daisuke Sekimoto would see MIYAWAKI interfering and turning on the Apache Army to help Takashi Sasaki's team win with Sasaki getting the pinfall victory over his former tag team partner. The Apache Army had just lost a member to the enemy and Kanemura was out to issue a challenge to Sasaki, Ito, Sekimoto, MIYAWAKI, and Katsumasa Inoue against Kanemura, Kuroda, Mammoth, Hi69, and Saburo Inematsu but once again Takashi Sasaki's group would come out on top after Sasaki would deliver a Right Trail to Inematsu for the victory.
Kanemura has one of the best sense of humors in the wrestling business, he is known as someone who can make you laugh hysterically, is willing to give his body for a good match, and has one of the biggest hearts. Since wrestling for just about every promotion since FMW closed, he is now known as the Boss of the Indies, and is given much respect by all his working piers. Despite the humor and heart Kanemura brings, he also demands to be heard, and once flicked a lit cigarette in TAKA Michinoku's face for not shutting up. Kanemura is one of the hardest workers in the business, and for every match he's in, he'll show the fans his humor, guts, and heart in every match he's in for his love of professional wrestling.
The Apache Army promotion would return to Korakuen Hall for the first time in over 6 months on April 14, 2006 as the Apache Army would continue its battle with New Japan's CTU, this time with the Apache Army having the home crowd cheering them on. Jushin Thunder Liger would make short work of Hido in their match, but afterwards a brawl would culminate with Kanemura and Kuroda issuing a challenge for a 6 man main event with Kanemura, Kuroda, and Hido taking on Jushin Thunder Liger, Jado, and Gedo in a Street Fight. Kanemura, Kuroda, and Hido would all end up being bloody during the fight between Liger and the former FMW tag team, but Kanemura would finally one up CTU as Kanemura would pin Gedo with the Thunder Fire Powerbomb for the victory with the entire Apache Army celebrating afterwards with the win.
Kintaro Kanemura afterwards would regain his focus on the war that Takashi Sasaki was causing within the Apache Army as a singles match would be set between the two on June 4, 2006 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring in a Lumberjack Death Match. Sasaki would end up scoring the upset victory after Hido would turn on Kanemura during the match and help Sasaki get the upper hand victory over the Apache leader. There was now a war within Apache along with having feuds with New Japan and Big Japan.
Kanemura would then head to the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring on June 16, 2006 for NOSAWA's promoted show that would sell out the building. Kanemura would face in what might be his last ever match in Japan in Sabu. It would be the first time the two would be going up against each other since November 20, 1998 at the Yokohama Bunka Gym. The match would have the same result though as Kanemura would begin bleeding easily from the day before, and after several dives assisted by chairs, Sabu would put away Kanemura with an Atomic Arabian Facebuster for the win.
Kanemura would team up with Masato Tanaka and Tomoaki Honma at the Saitama Super Arena for the June 17, 2006 HUSTLE-Aid show to take on Buh Buh Ray, D-Von, and Spike Dudley. Kanemura and Tanaka would do the TNR Dance while Honma would be doing push ups as their introductions. Buh Buh and Kanemura would go at it weapons would be brought into the match very quickly. Kanemura's forehead would be shredded by the cheese grader causing Kanemura to bleed all over. D-Von would come again and deliver a clothesline to the bloody Kanemura. Kanemura would end up making the tag to Tanaka, and Buh Buh Ray would end up coming back in, but Tanaka would bring his weapon and smash it over Buh Buh's head. Honma would be tagged in and deliver a supplex to Buh Buh Ray, but D-Von would make his way back in the ring, and Honma would end up getting nailed with the 3D and covered by D-Von for a victory for Team 3D.
Kintaro Kanemura, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Jun Kasai, and GENTARO representing the Apache Army would team up to take on Takashi Sasaki, Hido, Hi69, and mystery partner TAKA Michinoku who would be revealed as the mastermind behind Sasaki's new group on June 25, 2006 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring with the Apache Army getting the victory after Kanemura would pin Hi69 with the Human Torch for the win.
Kanemura would face off against Toshiaki Kawada for only the second time in his career on on July 11, 2006 at Korakuen Hall for HUSTLE House-17. Kanemura would team with TAJIRI faced off against Toshiaki Kawada and Monster C in Kanemura's first main event of a HUSTLE show. Kanemura mostly went up against Monster C including putting him through a table, where as TAJIRI went up against Kawada most of the time. Both TAJIRI and Kawada exchanged their hard kicks, with Kawada coming up on top after pinning TAJIRI with a hard kick for the pin.
Genichiro Tenryu would promote his last WAR show on July 27, 2006 at Korakuen Hall. Kanemura and GENTARO would team up to face off against Jado and Gedo in a Apache vs. CTU match. Jado and GENTARO would start the match off with GENTARO taking the match to the outside after hitting an Asai Moonsault on Jado. Jado would bring the match back inside the ring and deliver a German Supplex on GENTARO before following up by placing him in the Crossface of JADO. Kanemura would make the save and would eventually go at it with Gedo as Gedo would deliver a hurricanrana to Kanemura. Kanemura would eventually get rid of Gedo out of the ring, and begin setting up several chairs in the ring. It would eventually turn out to be a mistake as Kanemura would get thrown off the top rope into the chairs by Jado. Jado and Gedo would then setup GENTARO for the old Fuyuki Super Powerbomb spot with Jado delivering the powerbomb off the top rope on GENTARO. Jado would then place Kanemura in the Crossface of JADO as Gedo would deliver the Superfly Frog Splash on GENTARO and score the pinfall victory.
Kintaro Kanemura and Tetsuhiro Kuroda would team up on July 30, 2006 at Korakuen Hall for a CTU promoted show against Jado and Gedo. The Apache Army would continue their slump as Gedo would score the Gedo Clutch on Kuroda for the pinfall with another CTU win over Kanemura and an Apache partner.
Kintaro Kanemura would team with TAJIRI for the second straight HUSTLE-House show at Korakuen Hall on August 8, 2006 to face the team of Sodom also known as Mark Jindrak and Commander An Jo (Yoji Anjo) in the main event. Sodom ended up pinning Kanemura with the Mad Dog at 11 minutes, 45 seconds but after the match a big brawl between the HUSTLE Army and the Takada Monster Army took place with Yinling, Naoya Ogawa, and Razor Ramon HG running helping out Kanemura and TAJIRI. The show would end will five of them doing the HUSTLE dance. Kanemura and TAJIRI would team up the next day on August 9, 2006 along with Shinjiro Otani to face Toshiaki Kawada, Giant Vabo (Hiroshi Nagao) and Sodom with Otani hitting a missle kick on Vabo for the win.
Kanemura would team up with Tetsuhiro Kuroda and former All Japan Triple Crown Champion Satoshi Kojima to take on Takashi Sasaki, New Japan's Togi Makabe, and Shiro Koshinaka with TAKA Michinoku as their manager Mr. T who is built up as the man that originated the plan to destroy the Apache Army in a Street Fight Barbed wire Board Death Match on August 28, 2006 at Korakuen Hall. It was the first time in his 15 year career that Kojima would be wrestling in a match with barbed wire involved. Kojima who stated he was nervous going into the match would be the one targeted by Koshinaka and Makabe right away due to being a "death match virgin". Makabe put Kojima through the barbed wire board right away and then followed up by Koshinaka and Makabe delivering a double brainbuster to Kojima causing him to be cut open and start bleeding right away. S. Everyone but Koshinaka who refused to be put through any barbed wire before the match ended up going through the sharp wire before Kanemura would eventually hit a Super Thunder Fire Powerbomb off the top rope on Sasaki through a barbed wired board for the pinfall victory with Go Ito running in the ring to make the count in an excellent match and most likely the best match in the Apache Army promotion for 2006.
Kanemura would then participate in the 20th HUSTLE House show at Korakuen Hall on September 7, 2006. Although Kanemura would have Naoya Ogawa and Shinjiro Otani as his partners, the competition of former All Japan Triple Crown Champions Toshiaki Kawada and Genichiro Tenryu as well as Commander An Joe would turn out to be too much for Kanemura. Kanemura would take several of Tenryu's hard chops to the chest, followed by the enziguri kick to the head by Kawada before Tenryu would finish off Kanemura with the Bond of Monster.
Kanemura would then resurrect the WEW World Title for the first time in three years to make his match against New Japan's Togi Makabe a title match on September 24, 2006 at Korakuen Hall. Their match would be a Barricade Chain Death Match with Makabe taking full advantage of the stipulation by choking out Kanemura with the chain. Both men bled during the match, but Kanemura's cut was a gusher with blood pouring down his face most of the match. Makabe ended up finishing off Kanemura with three straight lariats to get the victory to win the WEW World Title for New Japan.
Kanemura would gain a small bit of revenge on Togi Makabe on October 21, 2006 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring by teaming up with fellow Apache Army member Mammoth Sasaki to defeat the team of the WEW World Champion Togi Makabe and Daisuke Sekimoto when Kanemura pinned Sekimoto with the Baku YAMA Senton Special . Makabe afterwards announced what most already knew would happen when he revealed that his partner alongside himself and Shiro Koshinaka would be friend Hiroyoshi Tenzan against Kintaro Kanemura, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, and Mammoth Sasaki in a battle of FMW vs. New Japan for November 2nd at Korakuen Hall.
Kanemura would team up with Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Mammoth Sasaki to take on the New Japan team of Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Togi Makabe, and Shiro Koshinaka on November 2, 2006 at Korakuen Hall. Tenzan would go right after Kanemura as the match with all six wrestlers brawling over the building. Tenzan and Kanemura brawl around ringside before Kanemura would get a chance to go at it with Makabe. Things seem to be going the Apache Army way with Mammoth delivering a Mammoth Home Run to Tenzan but Makabe would help save his GHB partner by delivering a lariat to Mammoth. Makabe putting a chain around his arm and delivering a lariat to Mammoth with the chain knocking Mammoth out and allowing Makabe to score the pinfall. Tenzan would deliver the Anaconda Vice on Kanemura preventing him from making the save for Mammoth while Koshinaka held on to Kuroda's leg preventing him from making the save as well as the GBH would come away with the victory. Tenzan would get on the mic and begin taunting the Apache Army crowd calling the Apache Army wrestlers weak and how he has tarnished himself working in a Apache Army ring in front of such filthy fans.
Kintaro Kanemura challenged for the WEW World Title by facing Togi Makabe at New Japan's LOCK UP show on November 18, 2006 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. Kanemura would be triple teamed early in the as Makabe ended up having help from Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano who interfered for Makabe and cut Kanemura up badly. Kanemura would fight back, but he odds were too much as Makabe would end up putting Kanemura away a knee drop. Makabe would insult the Apache Army fans after the match but Tetsuhiro Kuroda hitting the ring to make the save for Kanemura in a missed opportunity at bringing home the WEW World Title.
Kanemura would then face off against friend Tetsuhiro Kuroda on December 16, 2006 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring with Kuroda getting the win with a Dragon Suplex for the right to face off against Makabe for the next chance to win the WEW World Title.
Togi Makabe would issue a challenge to Mammoth Sasaki to show up at New Japan's January 27, 2007 Korakuen Hall show with Mammoth accepting but he would bring Kanemura along side with him. Kanemura and Mammoth would interfere in a match pitting Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Togi Makabe against Masahiro Chono and Giant Bernard with Kanemura and Mammoth attacking Makabe during the match with Kanemura using scissors to cut open Makabe badly. It would allow Chono an easy chance to put away the bloody Makabe as Kanemura had left his mark on the WEW World Champion Makabe.
Kintaro Kanemura would team up with Satoshi Kojima and Daisuke Sekimoto for a big Apache Army show on January 31, 2007 at the Nagoya Rainbow Hall Sub Arena against Toshiaki Kawada, Mammoth Sasaki, and Yoshihito Sasaki with Kawada nailing a low kick on Sekimoto for the pinfall in the disappointing attendance wise show.
Kintaro Kanemura and Tetsuhiro Kuroda would team up to take on the team of Togi Makabe and Takashi Sasaki in a Barbed wire Spider Net Captain Falls Death Match with Kanemura and Makabe being the captains for their team on February 2, 2007 at Korakuen Hall. Kanemura would take many blows during the match including being powerbombed onto a barbed wire board, as well as dropped on the barbed wire from his stomach, and his forehead sliced open from the barbed wire but Kanemura would end up making a come back on the bloody as well Makabe and scoring the pinfall by delivering a Death Valley Bomb on the spider net barbed wire on Makabe for the pinfall victory for the Apache Army win.
Kanemura and Kuroda would not fair the same success just two days later for New Japan's LOCK UP Korakuen Hall show on February 4, 2007 as Yano would score the pinfall on Kuroda. Makabe would end up retaining the WEW World Title against Mammoth Sasaki in the main event with Makabe mocking the Apache Army afterwards causing Kanemura to hit the ring and attack Makabe. Kanemura would grab the mic and state that he will kill Makabe if given another chance at him.
Kanemura would then team up with Daisuke Sekimoto to take on Mammoth Sasaki and Tetsuhiro Kuroda on April 29, 2007 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring that would end up being a thirty minute time limit. A rematch would be then made, with the wrestler getting the pinfall getting the next shot at Makabe's WEW World Title. The rematch would take place on May 26, 2007 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring with Kanemura and Sekimoto once again going to a thirty minute time limit draw with Mammoth and Kuroda.
Another match would be set for June 10, 2007 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring, this time Kanemura would team up with Kuroda to face Mammoth and Sekimoto under Hardcore Rules, and this time Kanemura would get the pinfall victory over Mammoth with a lariat to earn himself another shot at bringing back the WEW World Title to the Apache Army.
Kintaro Kanemura would get one final shot at the WEW World Title on June 24, 2007 at Korakuen Hall challenging Togi Makabe for the title. The match would start with Makabe busting Kanemura open early. Kanemura would begin to bleed everywhere and Makabe worked on the cut by delivering multiple headbutts. Kanemura would fight back, cutting open Makabe himself. A bloody Makabe would then bring his signature chain into the match and begin to choke out Kanemura with it. Makabe would try everything that had put away Kanemura and the rest of the Apache Army wrestlers before, but this time Kanemura would manage to kick out of everything thrown at him. Makabe would deliver the King Kong Knee Drop and the lariat with a chain wrapped around his arm. Kanemura would manage to kick out to escape and kick out. Kanemura would gain control of the match after kicking Makabe low and eventually deliver a death valley driver to Makabe that Makabe would barely kick out of. Kanemura would then bring chairs into the ring and deliver another death valley driver with Makabe's head landing straight on the chairs to give Kanemura the pinfall victory for Kanemura to become the WEW World Champion for the fourth time. A very upset Makabe would not take the loss graciously and would begin to attack Kanemura after the match until Mammoth Sasaki would run in for the save. Kanemura and Mammoth Sasaki would embrace after the match and Kanemura would announce that Mammoth Sasaki would get the next shot at the WEW World Title. Kanemura had finally gained revenge on Togi Makabe once and for all.
The Apache Army promotion would return to Korakuen Hall on July 20, 2007 as Kanemura would team up with Masato Tanaka to take on the team of Mammoth Sasaki and Kohei Sato with both Sato and Mammoth delivering hard hits to Kanemura with Sato delivering a German Suplex, Mammoth hitting a lariat, followed by Mammoth nailing the 29 Years old on Kanemura for the win.
Kanemura would never get a chance to defend the WEW Title against Mammoth as he would have to defend the title against GBH's Toru Yano at LOCK UP's July 29, 2007 Korakuen Hall show with Yano delivering the Oni Koroshi for the win to bring back the WEW World Title to the GBH group after just being with the Apache Army for a month.
A knee injury would sideline Kanemura in August causing him to miss Apache Army, HUSTLE, and Big Japan shows in the mean time. Kanemura would return to Korakuen Hall on September 23, 2007 as he would defend the Apex of Triangle title with Masao Orihara and Dick Togo that was won back in 2002 against Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Daisuke Sekimoto, and Hi69 with Togo hitting the Diving Senton to score the pinfall on Hi69 to defend the titles. Mammoth Sasaki would end up bringing back the WEW World Title to the Apache Army later in the show as he would defeat Toru Yano for the title.
A serious injury to Apache Army wrestler Hi69 would take place that result in the Apache Army promotion holding a Hi69 AID show on November 12, 2007 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring with Kintaro Kanemura teaming up with Kohei Sato and TAKA Michinoku to face Masato Tanaka, Mammoth Sasaki, and Daisuke Sekimoto with Tanaka nailing Kanemura with the Sliding D for the win.
Kanemura would team up with Tetsuhiro Kuroda and GENTARO to face off against the team of Riki Choshu, Shiro Koshinaka, and Super Strong Machine in a Apache vs. Legend match as Kanemura would get another chance at Riki Choshu after their several year feud on November 24, 2007 at LOCK UP's Korakuen Hall show, but once again Choshu would wind up on top after hitting GENTARO with a lariat for the win for the Legend team.
Kanemura would return to Korakuen Hall on December 30, 2007 teaming up with Kengo Mashimo to take on Tetsuhiro Kuroda and KAZMA with Kanemura getting a facekick on KAZMA to score the victory. Although Kanemura would end up getting the victory with a kick, another type of kick would end up doing much more damage to Kanemura the very next day. Hido would also end up making his return for the first time in two years after liver damage to help out the Apache Army at the end of the show clear out the ring of Togi Makabe and Tomohiro Ishii although the feud between Makabe and the Apache Army would pretty much finally be over after over a year of feuding.
Kintaro Kanemura and Tetsuhiro Kuroda who had began wrestling under mask for the HUSTLE promotion as Kintaman and Kurodaman would face off against the former Aja Kong known as Erica and Ryouji Sai on December 31, 2007 at the Saitama Super Arena for the HUSTLE Festival show in a Dynamite Hardcore Hustle Weapons Match One of the weapons for the Erica and Ryouji Sai team would be Mirko Cro Crop would march to the ring enter the ring and deliver a severe unprotected kick to the back of the head of Kanemura, the kick would be so hard that the back of his skull would be broken. Kanemura would be knocked out and Erica would pick up the pinfall win as a result. Kanemura would then travel to Korakue Hall for a Pro Wrestling Summit show later in the same day to participate at the Pro-Wrestling Summit New Years Eve show. But Kanemura would be found backstage with his eyes still open while snoring. The serious injury would cause Kanemura to not be allowed to wrestle on the show as Kanemura would pick Kuroda to replace him. Kanemura would be taken to the hospital afterwards with the the diagnosis being Kanemura had bleeding of the brain due to the kick, but Kanemura would check himself out of the hospital the next day
Kanemura would insist that he was capable of wrestling for Big Japan's January 2, 2008 Korakuen Hall but the Big Japan office would refuse to allow him due to the injury.
Kanemura would be able to convince the bookers for the Team Vader show that he was booked for as he would make his return to the ring on January 5, 2008 at the Tokyo Differ Ariake wearing a head bandage during his match with Mammoth Sasaki against Arashi and Yutaka Yoshie for a Team Vader show, the injury would come into play during the match although the wrestlers would obviously take care of Kanemura during the match, not doing much with him, with Arashi getting the pinfall on Kanemura who was still obviously showing signs of injury. Kanemura would be holding his head after the match, but seemed to be fine shortly afterwards.
Kanemura would then team up with Takashi Sasaki who had returned on the side of the Apache Army, Shadow WX, and Masao Orihara against Togi Makabe, Tomohiro Ishii, and the newest members of the GBH Jado and Gedo for LOCK UP's January 13, 2008 Korakuen Hall show inside a Steel Cage for a Death Match. Takashi Sasaki would be busted open early into the match with Gedo biting at his forehead to draw blood nearly right away but Sasaki would do his best to assist his team by bringing a table into the steel cage and set Tomohiro Ishii on the table and hold it while Kintaro Kanemura would come splashing off the top turnbuckle through the table. Togi Makabe would begin the comeback for his team as he would take a piece of the broken off table and smash it over his former partner Takashi Sasaki's head and Tomohiro Ishii would soon follow with delivering a Brainbuster off the top turnbuckle onto Kanemura's injured skull for the pinfall victory for the New Japan team.
Kintaro Kanemura's life would then be forever changed on January 20, 2008 as he would arrive to the Chiba Blue Field for a Big Japan show drunk on sake. Backstage Kanemura would go up to a young woman who worked for Big Japan sending out newsletter e-mails to the Big Japan fans. Kanemura in front of other wrestlers backstage would grab a hold of her and begin rubbing her vagina through her pants while talking dirty to her in her ear with the Big Japan wrestlers watching and not doing anything that they were seeing. Kanemura would finally let go of her and would go to wrestle on the show Kanemura would team up with young Apache Army wrestler Yusaku Obata as they would defeat the team of GENTARO and Toshihiro Sueyoshi with Kanemura getting the pinfall over Sueyoshi with the Death Valley Bomb. Kanemura's actions earlier would not go unpunished though. The woman would go up to Big Japan booker Tosaka and complain about what Kanemura had done to her. Tosaka would initially blow her off, but she would threaten to go public if something was not done immediately for Kanemura's actions. Tosaka would tell her that it would not be good for anyone if she was to go public.
Kanemura would continue to work as he would team up with Tetsuhiro Kuroda and GENTARO against Jaki Numazawa, Bear Fukuda, and Motosugu Shimizu on February 9, 2008 at Big Japan's Korakuen Hall show with GENTARO getting the win with a Diving Elbow Drop on Shimizu. It would turn out to be Kanemura's last match for Big Japan as the woman's threats of going public were about to take place.
An e-mail would be sent out on February 18, 2008 to all the Big Japan fans that are newsletter receivers stating Kanemura what had done to the woman back on January 20th. Once Tosaka would hear about the woman going public, he would bad mouth the woman for going public to the Big Japan fans and defend Kanemura for his actions. That would cause the Big Japan fans to become irate with Tosaka as Tosaka would quickly have to backtrack and Tosaka would apologize for taking Kanemura's side and would then suspend Kanemura on February 19th from Big Japan for his actions.
With the incident going public and mainstream news stations picking up the story the Apache Army promotion would announce that they also would be suspending their leader indefinitely with him being taken off their upcoming February 22, 2008 show.
Kintaro Kanemura would hold a press conference on February 20, 2008 along side with Tetsuhiro Kuroda by his side apologizing for the entire incident. Kanemura would state the following: "I'm sorry for having caused such a disturbance. I apologize for having started by my acts the problem to Big Japan, all Apache members, and you the fans of the professional wrestling community. Number one, I wish above all to apologize from the bottom of my heart to the woman who was damaged by the act. I'm sorry. I want to extensively accept responsibility and to apologize from the bottom of my heart. I will exercise self-control in active participation of professional wrestling until this problem solves itself. All my matches in all organizations are cancelled. Although there is no telling whether I can meet my victim in the future, I want to apologize, no matter what form it may be. Even if it becomes that there is a formal criminal accusation, I will accept it obediently." Tetsuhiro Kuroda would also apologize for the incident during the press conference.
The Apache Army would hold their February 22, 2008 Shin-Kiba 1st Ring show with Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Takashi Sasaki and Mammoth Sasaki talking to the audience afterwards apologizing for what Kanemura had done. They would announce that the Apache Army promotion would be shutting down as Kanemura was one of the main backers financially of the promotion.
Kanemura would end up settling out of court on March
2, 2008 to avoid going to trial for his actions of sexual harassment. The settlement
would eventually lead to Kanemura getting a chance to talk to the woman on March
11, 2008 and a reconciliation between the two would take place.
All promotions would cancel bookings with Kanemura as no promotion would want the negative feedback of having Kanemura on their shows until Masao Orihara would take the risk.
Masao Orihara who had a friendship with Kanemura dating back from 1998 when he was a member of Team No Respect while in FMW with Kanemura and ran his own small promotion Mobius would schedule a press conference on March 25, 2008 and announce that he was willing to take the risk with Kanemura and have him working his show coming up on March 27, 2008.
Kintaro Kanemura would return to the ring for the first time since his sexual harassment scandal had been reported on March 27, 2008 at the Shinjuku FACE as he would team up with Masao Orihara, and Docromanz # 1 who would be subbing for Dick Togo to defend Apex of Triangle Titles against Tomohiro Ishii, Mr. Cacao, and Shiori Asahi with Orihara pinning Asahi to retain the titles. After the match, Docromanz # 2 would enter the ring and along with Docromanz # 1 they would attack both Kanemura & Orihara. Docromanz # 2 was originally scheduled for the match, but would be bumped off the card in place of Kanemura two days before the show.
Kanemura would then enter the Samurai TV studios on May 2, 2008 while Atsushi Onita was giving an interview. Kanemura would start screaming at Onita after Onita hade made negative comments towards Kanemura and the problems he has been going through the last couple of months. Kanemura told Onita that he had no room to talk as Onita has his own demons and challenged Onita to a match. Onita would accept the match and request a tag match with Kanemura as he would want Riki Choshu to be his partner and Kanemura could have any partner he wanted. Kanemura would choose the friend that stood by him the most during the whole incident in Masao Orihara. Choshu would not end up being Onita's partner for the match though.
Kanemura and Masao Orihara would team up on May 18, 2008 for LOCK UP at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring for Kanemura's first return to a promotion that had previously canceled his bookings due to the sexual harassment incident. Kanemura and Orihara would face off against Kanemura's long time rival Atsushi Onita and Shiro Koshinaka with Kanemura and Onita brawling around the arena before Onita would get DQ'd for spitting green mist in Kanemura's face. A rematch would be set for the next LOCK UP show with Onita this time finally getting to team with Choshu against Kanemura.
It would be announced that the Apache Army promotion would be returning on June 13, 2008 under different management with Kanemura having nothing to do with the promotion anymore. Kanemura would announce the starting up of his own promotion called XWF and their first show would be on August 6, 2008 at Korakuen Hall as he would partner with Yuichi Sasahara a sleazy money mark with a bad reputation in pro-wrestling. Apache Army wrestlers Yusaku Obata and Shinjuku Shark would leave the Apache Army out of loyalty to Kanemura and join the XWF promotion.
Kanemura would then team up with friends Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Masao Orihara on July 12, 2008 at the Tokyo Shinjuku FACE to take on Riki Choshu, Atsushi Onita, and Shiro Koshinaka with Kanemura and Onita once again brawling like their FMW days around the arena. Onita would try to spit the green mist into Kanemura's face, but this time it would end up in his partner Koshinaka's face after Kanemura would get out of the way and Kanemura would quickly roll up the green face Koshinaka for the win.
Kanemura's new promotion XWF would hold its first show on August 6, 2008 at Korakuen Hall with Kanemura teaming up with Masato Tanaka and Tetsuhiro Kuroda to face Raven, former FMW wrestler Super Leather, and Tracey Smothers in the main event. Kanemura would grab tons of chairs from the ringside area and throw them in the ring causing the ring to be covered with chairs before pinning Smothers for the win. The show would be a financial failure with the low attendance and the money spent flying all the foreigners for the show. Many of the wrestlers would end up not getting paid for the show which would cause Kanemura to be even more disliked by some of his peers. The next XWF show would be announced for October 7, 2008 at Korakuen Hall but that show would end up being canceled for financial reasons as Sasahara would not risk losing so much money as he did for the first show.
Although he would not be booked nearly as much after losing his Apache Army and Big Japan bookings, Kanemura would still get himself booked occasionally for the Zero-One MAX promotion due to his friendship with Masato Tanaka and Atsushi Onita promoted shows. Due to Kanemura no longer being with the Apache Army, it would allow Mr. Gannosuke for the first time in years to be booked more occasionally after the end of his friendship with Kanemura back in 2004 with Gannosuke being booked in the Apache Army, Zero-One MAX, and DDT. It would then be announced that Mr. Gannosuke's upcoming retirement show on promoted by Gannosuke himself on December 27, 2008 at Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring would have Kanemura booked for his final match which would be the first time Gannosuke and Kanemura would be in the ring together for the first time since 2004.
Kanemura would return to the LOCK UP promotion on November 3, 2008 at Korakuen Hall teaming up with Toshiaki Kawada for the first time in his career as he would face Riki Choshu and Shiro Koshinaka. Kanemura would get busted open early but still manage to work well with Kawada as a team until Kawada would hold Choshu with Kanemura charging at him and Choshu moving out of the way causing Kanemura to strike Kawada in the face. Kawada would get very angry at Kanemura and begin striking Kanemura as a result. Kanemura would fight back with a hit to Kawada to the face in retaliation but Kawada's strikes would be too much for Kanemura to handle and Kawada would finish it up with a kick to Kanemura's head to knock him out. Kawada would leave the ring and Choshu would take advantage by hitting Kanemura with a Lariat to setup Koshinaka getting his revenge on Kanemura with a Diving Body Attack pinfall over Kanemura.
Kanemura would return to Masao Orihara's Mobius promotion to team with Orihara and Dick Togo to defend the Apex of the Triangle Team Titles on December 26, 2008 at the Tokyo Shinjuku FACE against NOSAWA Rongai, MAZADA, and TAKEMURA with NOSAWA pinning Orihara to win the titles and end the six year reign that Orihara, Kanemura, and Dick Togo had after originally the titles at the WEW September 14, 2002 Differ Ariake show.
Kintaro Kanemura would then team up with Masato Tanaka and Tetsuhiro Kuroda against Mr. Gannosuke, Jinsei Shinzaki, and Mammoth Sasaki on December 27, 2008 at the Tokyo Shin-Kiba 1st Ring for Mr. Gannosuke Produced Retirement show. It would be the first time that Kanemura would be facing against his former FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Title partner since their August 25, 2003 match. Kanemura would wear the Team No Respect logo that was designed in 2000 to counter Mr. Gannosuke wearing the original Team No Respect logo shirt. The match would start right away like so many FMW Street Fights from years before with all 6 men brawling all over the building into the stands and around ringside. Kanemura and Shinzaki would square off against each other originally but would end up in the ring as Gannosuke and Shinzaki would deliver duel Praying Powerbombs with Gannosuke landing one on Tanaka, and Shinzaki hitting Kanemura with his. Kuroda would get free from Mammoth and deliver a lariat to Gannosuke and allow Kanemura the chance to toss Tanaka a piece of a table with Tanaka smashing it over Gannosuke's head. Kanemura would then take over the offense on Gannosuke. Kanemura would deliver a Baku YAMA Senton Special on Gannosuke, but would fail to get the pinfall victory. Gannosuke would eventually turn it around and fight back and land a Falcon Arrow on Kanemura for two. Gannosuke to the loud ovation from the crowd would then deliver the Fire Thunder to Kanemura, and then place him in the Nirvana Strangle for the last time in his career with Tanaka managing to break up the hold. Gannosuke and Kanemura would go at it against each other one last time, man on man with Kanemura going for the clothesline and Gannosuke catching him and putting him in the Gannosuke Clutch with Kanemura kicking out at two. Gannosuke would then finally finish his former friend off with the Fire Thunder once again as Mr. Gannosuke would get the pinfall victory on Kintaro Kanemura in Gannosuke's last ever match. After the match, Gannosuke would shake the hands of his partners of Shinzaki and Mammoth, followed by shaking Tanaka and Kuroda's hands. Gannosuke would then go up to Kintaro Kanemura and shake his hand out of respect, the two would then talk and then to a loud ovation Mr. Gannosuke and Kintaro Kanemura would embrace by hugging in the ring with both Kanemura and Gannosuke becoming teary eyed. All six wrestlers from the match would then raise one another's hands as Come out and Play would begin to play and Mr. Gannosuke and Kintaro Kanemura would begin doing the TNR Dance like old times, but with this time, for the first time ever, long time TNR foe Jinsei Shinzaki would join them in the dance as well along with Tanaka, Kuroda, and Mammoth one last time together as finally the Gannosuke and Kanemura feud had come to an end. Backstage an FMW reunion would take place with Kanemura, Gannosuke, Hayabusa, Kuroda, Mammoth, Tanaka, Ricky Fuji, Koji Nakagawa, Gosaku, and Flying Kid Ichihara all taking pictures with one another while chatting and laughing like the good old times.
Kanemura would get another shot at the WEW World Title on January 10, 2009 at the Tokyo Shinjuku FACE for the LOCK UP promotion against Tomohiro Ishii who had defeated Mammoth Sasaki for the title back in July. Kanemura would once again bloodied up during the match and would give it his all during the match, but would not be able to take the WEW World Title away from the GBH once again as Ishii would end up finishing off Kanemura with a lariat with no sign of the WEW World Title being defended again for two more years.
Kanemura and Tetsuhiro Kuroda would return to Tomohiko Hashimoto's MAKEHEN promotion to take on Daisaku Shimoda as well as Hido on March 27, 2009 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring with Kanemura getting the pinfall over the former Apache Army and WMF
The team of Kanemura, Masao Orihara, and Dick Togo would go on to recapture the Apex of Triangle Titles from the team of NOSAWA Rongai, MAZADA, and Yoshihiro Takayama who was subbing for the injured Kazuhiro Tamura on April 4, 2009 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring for the Mobius promotion as Orihara would end up getting the pinfall over NOSAWA. The reign would not last long especially compared to their first run as champions.
Kanemura would take on old friend Hido on May 2, 2009 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring for the MAKEHEN promotion with Kanemura getting the win and the two shaking hands and agreeing to once again become a team. Kanemura would then be assigned as the Special Referee in the main event with Kanemura helping Hashimoto defeat Orihara with a fast count ending the friendship between Kanemura and Orihara after Orihara was the only one that would use Kanemura when he was toxic to everybody else. The Apex of Triangle Titles would be vacated soon afterwards as a result.
Kanemura would return his old name W*ING Kanemura for the first time since being force to drop it after losing to Atsushi Onita at Kawasaki Stadium back in September 1997. W*ING Kanemura would compete for Guts Ishijima's Guts World promotion on May 3, 2009 at the Tokyo Shinjuku FACE as he would face off against the former W*ING character Freddy Krueger with Kanemura getting the win over his former monster enemy.
The XWF promotion would return on May 10, 2009 at Kanemura's home town of Mie at the Jenken Center with a very much smaller budget than they had when the promotion first started 9 months earlier. Despite the turn on Kanemura and Orihara in MAKEHEN they would still team with Kohei Sato to take on Masato Tanaka, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, and their mystery partner Don Fujii in another Extreme Hardcore Chair Throwing Match with all the fans throwing their chairs in the ring before Kanemura would end up picking up the win over Kuroda. The next show would be announced for 4 months in the even smaller Osaka World Hall Pavilion.
Controversy would occur as following the Apache Army show on May 22, 2009 at the Shin-Kiba with Takashi Sasaki and Jun Kasai in the ring a loud reaction from the crowd would occur as Kintaro Kanemura, Kohei Sato, and Tomohiko Hashimoto would come to the ring. It would be the first time that Kanemura would be appearing at the Apache Army since his expulsion from the promotion over 15 months earlier. Kanemura would throw his cigarette at Takashi Sasaki and begin screaming at him for continuing on with his Apache Army promotion which he created. Kanemura would smack Sasaki in the face and in return get smacked in the face by Sasaki. The locker room would come towards the ring to try and get Kanemura out of the ring including Tetsuhiro Kuroda who was still working for both the Apache Army and XWF promotions. Kanemura would refuse to leave the ring as Takashi Sasaki would even grab a cane and smash it over Kanemura's head until Kanemura would finally agree to leave the ring but not before spitting in the ring to show his anger about his Apache Army still being used by somebody else. The angle would get much talk afterwards which is what Takashi Sasaki had been looking for as he remained friends with Kintaro Kanemura and with the Apache Army promotion doing horribly interest wise anything to catch interest was something he was willing to try. It would turn out to be bad move on Sasaki's part. Jun Kasai would be very upset afterwards as he was not told about Kanemura coming in ahead of time and would be very vocal about how much he hated Kanemura and would never work a show that he would ever be on after what he did to his friend that worked for Big Japan that Kanemura sexually harassed. Not only did the incident upset Kasai but it upset the top sponsor for the promotion that was promised that Kanemura would never appear for the Apache Army after what he did and the sponsor would be pulling out as a result. Sasaki would drop the angle with Kanemura completely afterwards as Kanemura would not appear on anymore shows and Sasaki would later announce that he was officially ending the Apache Army promotion after 4 years and that he was creating a new promotion in FREEDOMS that he promised would never include Kintaro Kanemura in it.
Mickey Ibaragi would then bring back the W*ING name for its first show on May 29, 2009 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. Kanemura would originally be booked in a match with Mr. Pogo against Atsushi Onita and Masato Tanaka but Onita would end up pulling out after dealing with Ibaragi as the two personalities were never going to get along which is much of the reason why W*ING started in the first place. The promotion would be called W*ING and Kanemura would again revise the W*ING Kanemura name and team up with Hido instead to take on Mr. Pogo and Toryu in a Scramble Bunkhouse Death Match. Kanemura would be bloodied and beaten by Mr. Pogo throughout the match like had in the original W*ING before Pogo would grab his chain and tie it around Kanemura's neck and toss him over the top rope resulting in Kanemura tapping right away and the rewarding Pogo the win via KO. The show would be considered a success and another show would be booked for August.
Due to the Apex of Triangle Titles being vacated a match on June 21, 2009 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring would take place for them with Kanemura teaming with Tatsutoshi Goto and Hido against Masao Orihara, Dick Togo, and Tomohiko Hashimoto with Orihara getting the win over Hido to win the Apex of Triangle Titles without Kanemura as their partner.
Kintaro Kanemura would team up with Hido to face off against Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Masao Orihara for the MAKEHEN promotion on June 27, 2009 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring with Kanemura getting the win over Orihara to put an end to their feud as well as put an end to the MAKEHEN promotion as Tomohiko Hashimoto could no longer keep the promotion going. Tetsuhiro Kuroda would also announce that he would be not be joining Takashi Sasaki's FREEDOMS promotion as he had only stayed loyal to the Apache Army name and would now continue to work full time for XWF instead.
The XWF group would then declare war on the RIKI Office. Kanemura, Yusaku Obata, and Asian Cougar would team up on July 12, 2009 at the Osaka World Hall Pavilion against Riki Sensyu, KENSHIN, and Yosuke Takii with Sensyu getting DQ'd during the match as it was the beginning of a new war between Kanemura and another promotion although a much smaller one this time although the reality now was Kanemura and the XWF was a small promotion itself.
Mickey Ibaragi would run another Shin-W*ING show on August 21, 2009 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring although this show would do where near the last show had done and would be considered a huge flop drawing less than half of what could fit in the 350 seat building. Kanemura would revise the W*ING Kanemura as he would take on Mr. Pogo in the main event in a Super Extreme Dangerous Tornado Bunkhouse Death Match with Kanemura taking another incredible beating by Mr. Pogo as Kanemura would end up taking a Brainbuster through a Glass Board before Pogo would again defeat him like the old days.
XWF would return on September 6, 2009 at the Osaka World Hall Pavilion with Kintaro Kanemura teaming up with old friend and partner Hideki Hosaka as well as Yusaku Obata to take on Masato Tanaka, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, and Madoka in a Hardcore Rules Match with Kuroda getting revenge on Kanemura for his loss at the last XWF show as he would pin Kanemura with a lariat for the win this time.
Kanemura would return to Korakuen Hall for the first time in almost a year on October 24, 2009 for the ZERO1 promotion as he would take on Osamu Namiguchi in his Retirement Match. Namiguchi who faced Kanemura in his debut match 6 years earlier had decided that ZERO1 was not the career for him and Kanemura would treat him like he was still a rookie for the most part throughout the match before putting him away with the Blast YAMA Senton Special although Namiguchi would end up joining the NOAH promotion afterwards.
Kanemura would then be entered into ZERO1's Furinkazan Tag Team Tournament with Steve Corino as his partner for the December 2009 Tour. Kanemura and Corino would be placed in Block A with their first match of the tournament taking place on December 9, 2009 at the Mito City Gym against Ikuto Hidaka and Munenori Sawa as the match would end up becoming a double count out as both teams would fail to get back in the ring by the twenty count after brawling with one another as both teams would be rewarded one point.
Kanemura and Corino would then team up in a non tournament match on December 10, 2009 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring as they would take on the team of Masato Tanaka and Ikuto Hidaka in a E-Style match referring to the fact that all four wrestlers had wrestled in ECW before. Kanemura would bring in the table and the chairs into the match but much like his time in ECW in 1999 he would then getting pinned by Tanaka after Tanaka would nail him with the Sliding D for the win.
Kanemura and Corino would then team up in another Furinkazan Tournament Match on December 13, 2009 as they would take on the team of Ryouji Sai and Kenta Kakinuma and the Kanemura and Corino would get hit with a crucial lost in the tournament as Sai would end up defeating Kanemura with his Sidmouth to keep Kanemura and Corino at one point.
Kanemura would face off against former Big Japan wrestler and WEW Tag Team Champion Kamikaze on December 16, 2009 in Komatsugawa and then team with Steve Corino on December 18, 2009 in Kasumigaura as they would defeat the team of Minoru Fujita and Takuya Sugawara as Mr. X and Mr. XX when Corino would hit Sugawara with a lariat to earn their first win in the tournament and put them at three points as they would remain alive the last day of the tournament.
Kanemura and Corino would face off against the team of Shinjiro Otani and Akebono on December 19, 2009 at the Zepp Nagoya in their final Furinkazan Tag Team Tournament with the winner moving onto the finals of the tournament later in the show as Akebono would just be too much of a monster for both Kanemura and Corino to be able to control as Akebono would deliver his Dai Funka on Corino to get the win and end Kanemura and Corino's run in the tournament with three points as Otani and Akebono would go on to win the tournament later in the show against Masato Tanaka and Masaaki Mochizuki.
Mickey Ibaragi would promote the third W*ING show this time calling it W*ING PREMIUM on December 20, 2009 at the Nagoya Sports Center. The show would be celebrated as Kanemura's 20th Anniversary in wrestling. It would actually be his 19th Anniversary but the start of his 20th year of his career. Kanemura would bring back the W*ING Kanemura wearing his Fuyuki robe and teaming with his most common opponent in Masato Tanaka as they would take on former W*ING wrestler Koichiro Kimura and close friend to Kanemura in Kohei Sato. Kanemura and Sato would end up brawling in the crowd with Sato getting the upper hand on Kanemura by laying him out with chairs and then placing a bunch of chairs on top of one another delivering a Piledriver to Kanemura on the chairs. Kanemura would fight back and with the help of Tanaka gain the advantage over Kimura in the ring as Tanaka would deliver a Frog Splash to Kimura followed by Kanemura hitting his Baku YAMA Senton Special to Kimura and then Kanemura would hit the Fire Thunder Powerbomb but as Kanemura was covering Kimura out of nowhere Kimura would grab onto Kanemura's arm and place a Cross Armbreaker to Kanemura forcing Kanemura to tap out to Kimura. After the match, Tanaka, Sato, and Kimura would all shake Kanemura's hand out of respect to the beginning of his 20 years in pro-wrestling.
Kanemura would start off 2010 teaming with Masato Tanaka on January 1, 2010 at Korakuen Hall for ZERO1 as they would team up to take on Minoru Fujita and Takuya Sugawara as Mr. X and Mr. XX as Tanaka would hit his Sliding D on Sugawara to get the win to start out the year on the winning end. Kanemura would then team up with Minoru Fujita and Takuya Sugawara as they would go back to using their real names on January 27, 2010 at the Shinjuku FACE as they would defeat the team of Kohei Sato, SMASH's Akira Shoji, and Shito Ueda with Fujita using a cradle to get the win over Ueda.
Kanemura would continue to tour with ZERO1 as well as team up with Minoru Fujita and Takuya Sugawara as they would team in Chiba on February 6, 2010 to take on the team of Masato Tanaka, Ryouji Sai, and Munenori Sawa with Kanemura hitting his Baku YAMA Senton Special to pick up the win over Sawa.
Kanemura would then team up with The Predator and Chris The Bambi Killer and take on the team of Shinjiro Otani, Akebono, and Kamikaze on February 26, 2010 in Kumagaya as The Predator would hit his King Kong Knee Drop on Kamikaze to continue Kanemura's winning ways in ZERO1.
Kanemura and Hido would then team up for what would most likely would be the final time as a team after 16 years on February 22, 2010 at the Shinjuku FACE for a Masao Orihara promoted show. Kanemura and Hido would take on Dick Togo and Macho Pump with Togo hitting his Senton Splash to pick up the win over Hido. After the show, Genichiro Tenryu would announce that he was starting back up his own promotion Tenryu Project with Kanemura being booked as a regular.
Kanemura would then get a shot at the WEW Tag Team Titles with his former W*ING partner in FMW the former Dragon Winger now known as Magnitude Kishiwada as they would challenge WEW Tag Team Champions Kohei Sato and Kamikaze on February 28, 2010 at the Osaka Prefectural Gym # 2 with Kamikaze hitting a Moonsault onto Kanemura to defend their tag titles. Kanemura afterwards would make it known that his goal was to win back his WEW Tag Team Titles from this team. Kanemura would then travel later that day to the Osaka Municipal Center on February 28, 2010 to continue the XWF vs. Sensyu Army feud as Kanemura would team up with Tetsuhiro Kuroda as they would take on Riki Sensyu and Masamitsu Kochi with Kanemura getting revenge on the Sensyu Army by getting the win over Sensyu
Kanemura and Rikiya Fudo would team up on March 2, 2010 at Korakuen Hall to take on the WEW Tag Team Champions of Kohei Sato and Kamikaze in a non title match with the Sato and Kamikaze once again getting the better end of Kanemura and his team as Sato would finish off Fudo with the Polestar. Sato and Kamikaze would shake hands with Kanemura afterwards with Kanemura shaking their hands but showing obvious frustration of being unable to defeat them.
Kanemura would get a shot at another Tag Team Title in the NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Titles along with Masato Tanaka on April 1, 2010 in Togane as they would take on the team of Shinjiro Otani and Akebono. Much like the last day of the Furinkazan Tag Team Tournament the team of Otani and Akebono would be just too much for Kanemura as Akebono would use his weight to pick up the victory over Kanemura to defend their tag team titles successfully.
Kanemura would team up with Kamikaze to take on his former partner Steve Corino and Australian wrestler Hartley The Bull Jackson on April 11, 2010 at the Tokyo Yakukuni Shrine Sumo Wrestling Place with Jackson hitting a Piledriver on Kamikaze to pick up the win to start off a new feud with Kanemura as Jackson and Kanemura would show much dislike with one another during the match and have to be held back between one another.
The team of Kintaro Kanemura and Masato Tanaka would take on the WEW Tag Team Champions of Kohei Sato and Kamikaze in a non title match on April 14, 2010 at the Sapporo Factory Hall with Kanemura having to use a move from an old tag team partner in the Gannosuke Clutch to get the win over Kamikaze to finally defeat them despite it not being for the titles.
Kanemura and Masato Tanaka would team up the next day on April 15, 2010 in Hakodate against Steve Corino and Hartley The Bull Jackson and once again the hatred between Kanemura and Jackson would come out during the match as the two would brawl all over ring side with one another although once they would get back in the ring it would Jackson's Lariat that would put away Kanemura as the feud between them was getting personal.
It what would turn out to be the last XWF show on April 18, 2010 at the Osaka World Hall Pavilion the main event would see Kintaro Kanemura teaming with Shinjiro Otani to take on the team of Masato Tanaka and Tetsuhiro Kuroda with Kanemura picking up the win over Kuroda. The show much like all the other XWF shows would do a bad gate and finally Yuichi Sasahara would pull out and end the promotion and cut ties with Kanemura as the XWF which never really got off the ground would finally be dead after 4 shows in almost a two year span.
The final Shin-W*ING promoted show by Mickey Ibaragi would take place on April 30, 2010 due to Ibaragi's irrational decisions. Ibaragi would be informed that the former FMW wrestler Super Leather would not be appearing on the show that he was scheduled to face Kanemura going by the name W*ING Kanemura once again in the main event. Ibaragi would end up calling the All Japan offices to see if he could get any last minute replacements for Leather with All Japan agreeing to send over Super Crazy for the match with the notion that he must go over and be protected as he had just won the Jr. Tag Team League Tournament with BUSHI the day before. Kanemura and Super Crazy would wrestle in a Falls Count Anywhere Match with Crazy hitting a Senton Atomico off the top rope to the outside causing Kanemura's head back and bust his head against the concrete on the outside very hard. Kanemura would stay down after the spot with fans getting worried as he just laid on the group for a couple of minutes before getting up very slowly. They would finish up quickly afterwards and Kanemura would hit his Senton Splash to get the win to the shock of everyone. Kanemura would get up straight after the match and despite it being the main event would not celebrate or say anything and just head straight to the back where an ambulance had been called to take him to the hospital. Kanemura would refuse to go into the ambulance citing that he had no health insurance and would not pay to get the injury looked at. All Japan would then get word that Kanemura had defeated Super Crazy and would send the Yakuza to take care of the issue of Mickey Ibragi double crossing them. Ibaragi who had promised them earlier that Super Crazy would win the match was telling them that Kanemura after his head injury had screwed up and forgot the finish and just wanted to end the match. The Yakuza would not buy Ibaragi's excuse stating that the referee had to be in it also as he counted three to give Kanemura the win. As a result, the Yakuza would get the the Shin-W*ING promotion closed down for good. Ibragi would no longer be allowed to promote again due to the influence of the Yakuza and the Super FMW promotion would take their June 26th date already scheduled as a result of the double cross. Super Crazy would also no longer be booked by All Japan after the tour as they felt he had agreed on the double cross by not kicking out and Hido who had lost to Mr. Pogo earlier in the show would no longer wrestle again due to his liver damage as he was only working for Ibaragi out of loyalty for helping him get started in the business.
The new promotion called MAP would hold their debut show on May 3, 2010 at the Shinjuku FACE with Kanemura ignoring his head injury to no surprise of anyone and teaming with Tetsuhiro Kuroda to take on former All Japan wrestler Tsuyoshi Kikuchi and Tomohiko Hashimoto in a Hardcore Rules Match with Kuroda getting the win over Hashimoto. The show would end up being a complete disaster attendance wise and the promotion would quietly fold afterwards never holding another show again.
The feud between Kanemura and Hartley The Bull Jackson would come to an end on May 5, 2010 at Korakuen Hall in a Strap Death Match. Both Kanemura and Jackson would tie each other with Kanemura using the strap to choke Jackson while applying an STF to him. Kanemura and Jackson would end up fighting in the crowd on the stage where Jackson would end up flinging Kanemura off it onto his back on the floor. Although Jackson would control most of the match it would be Kanemura that would get the win after rolling him up for the win to end their feud.
Kanemura would appear on his first Tenryu Project show on June 9, 2010 at the Shinjuku FACE with former FMW friend Kyoko Inoue as his tag team partner in a mixed tag team match against Yutaka Yoshie and Toshie Uematsu with Kanemura delivering a release German Suplex on Uematsu with Uematsu getting thrown across the ring and landing on her head as a result before Inoue would finish her off with a Powerbomb for the win.
Kanemura would agree to work the Super FMW promotion after Mickey Ibaragi's Shin-W*ING was now defunct as Kanemura would make his debut for the promotion on July 30, 2010 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring with Kanemura teaming up with fellow former W*ING wrestler Masayoshi Motegi as well as Yusaku Obata against the team of Mr. Pogo, Yuta Nakata, and Tarzan Goto who Kanemura hadn't faced in the ring since Goto left FMW in 1995. Kanemura would be bloodied by both Goto and Pogo as Pogo would use his sickle and Goto would use a broken beer bottle and cut open Kanemura's forehead with the glass. Goto would also tear open Obata's arm with the glass bottle before defeating Obata to get the win over the W*ING team.
Kanemura would return to Super FMW to take on a man going by the name of Super Leather # 2 on August 20, 2010 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. Kanemura would be pretty much overpowered through out the match which would include Leather throwing him around ringside into chairs and although Kanemura would fight back by hitting a chair into Leather's face it would be Super Leather # 2's power that would just be too much for Kanemura as he would defeat him with a Brainbuster off the turnbuckle to pick up the win as Kanemura would officially be finished with the promotion afterwards.
Kanemura would then return to the Tenryu Project on August 25, 2010 at the Shinjuku FACE as he would team with Tetsuhiro Kuroda and NOSAWA Rongai to challenge in the main for the former WAR 6 Man Tag Team Titles now going by the name the Tenryu Project 6 Man Tag Team Titles held by Genichiro Tenryu, Tatsutoshi Goto, and Daisuke Sekimoto with Tenryu finishing off Kuroda with a Lariat to get the win and retain their 6 man tag team titles.
Former WAR and All Japan wrestler Arashi would promote his own show on September 5, 2010 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring with Kanemura taking on former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Tadao Yasuda would defeat Kanemura after reversing a Chokeslam through a table which would enable him to put away Kanemura for the win. Kanemura would keep in contact with Arashi as Arashi had been unable to get many bookings over the last few years after the Dradition had stopped running regularly. The pieces would begin to fall for Kanemura's new idea to come out and become a reality.
Kanemura and Kuroda would get booked for a ZERO1 show promoted by Shinjiro Otani and Masato Tanaka called EMBLEM Night on October 11, 2010 at the Shinjuku FACE with Otani and Tanaka looking to revive their 2002 and 2003 feud against them. They would hold a press conference with all four talking about the match before Tanaka would say a few words that would upset Kanemura greatly to setup heat for the match as Kanemura and Kuroda would give it their all but Otani would end up hitting his Spiral Bomb on Kuroda and putting him away to get the win for Emblem.
Kenta Kakinuma would also promote his own ZERO1 show on October 24, 2010 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring and make the main event of his show a Street Fight between Kanemura, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, and Yusaku Obata against Masato Tanaka, Kohei Sato, and Yuzuru Saito with Kanemura hitting Saito with a German Suplex to get the win for the future Apache Army.
Kintaro Kanemura would announce on October 26, 2010 that he would be bringing back the Apache Army promotion under whatever sponsors he would be able to get starting in December. Since Takashi Sasaki had given up the name to start up FREEDOMS and since the XWF was no more, Kanemura felt that it was time to bring back the name and promotion that he started. Kanemura would bring in Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Tomohiko Hashimoto, Hiroshi Kosakai, Shinjuku Shark, and Arashi as regulars as the shows would mostly be once a month in Shin-Kiba. Kanemura would also help train younger wrestlers for the promotion including Tomohiro Waki who had only worked small indys such as Atsushi Onita promoted shows in the past.
Kanemura would then return to one of the promotions that had expelled him after the sexual harassment scandal in HUSTLE. Although it would be a much different and smaller HUSTLE than the one Kanemura had regularly performed for. This HUSTLE would be run by Wataru Sakata on a much smaller budget than the original one. It would be built up as an assessment match for Kanemura to try and become a regular for the promotion as he would take on Masato Shibata on December 2, 2010 at the Shinjuku FACE with Shibata defeating Kanemura after Kanemura would end up getting DQ'd during the match. Kanemura would not be brought back, but the promotion was about to downsize to the size of the Apache Army and only be able to run at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring before holding its last show six months later.
Kanemura would then enter into ZERO1's Furinkazan Tag Team Tournament for the second year in a row with his tag team partner this year being Takuya Sugawara as they would be put in the A Block. Their first match in the tournament would be on December 11, 2010 at the Roppongi Belle Salle against a very familiar tag team for Kanemura in Kohei Sato and Kamikaze and just like many times before Kanemura would end up getting defeated by the WEW Tag Team Champions after Kamikaze would hit a Kamikaze Tornado on Kanemura to get the win and put Kanemura and Sugawara in a early hole in the tournament.
Kanemura would return to the Tenryu Project on December 14, 2010 against Arashi in a Lumberjack Match with Arashi overpowering and getting the best of Kanemura and finishing him off with a Powerbomb. Kanemura would try and get revenge just days later as the return of Kanemura's Apache Army would see him face Arashi in a tag match in the main event.
Kanemura and Sugawara would team up on December 15, 2010 in Mito against last years tournament winners in Shinjiro Otani and Akebono and much like last year they would stand no chance against the powerhouse tag team as Otani would end up hitting his Spiral Bomb on Sugawara to get the win and pretty much already eliminate Kanemura and Sugawara from reaching the finals.
The Apache Army promotion would reopen on December 17, 2010 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. Kanemura would team up with Tetsuhiro Kuroda to take on the team of Arashi and Dick Togo in a Spectator Throws in the Chair Match with the fans in first couple of rows throwing their chairs in the ring after the ten minute mark of the match. Kanemura would mostly be paired with Togo during the match and Togo would end up managing to put Kanemura in the Crossface with the ten minute mark saving Kanemura as Togo would let go of the move and escape out of the ring with Kanemura barely being able to escape the ring also before all the chairs would get thrown in the ring. Kanemura would grab one of the chairs and gain the advantage over Togo by smashing him with it although Kanemura would then go to the top rope with Togo catching him and superplexing Kanemura into the chairs covering the ring. Arashi and Kuroda would also make it back into the ring and Togo would apply the Crossface to Kanemura with a chair wrapped around Kanemura's neck while Arashi would finish off Kuroda by delivering a Powerbomb to him to get the win over the Apache Army team.
The next day Kanemura would return to ZERO1 and along with Takuya Sugawara finally manage to get a victory in the Furinkazan Tournament on December 18, 2010 after defeating the team of Sean Davis and Phil Davis after Kanemura would manage to roll up Sean for the win to earn them their first two points.
Their momentum would not make it to the last day of the tournament as on December 21, 2010 in Zepp Nagoya the team of Hikaru Sato and Munenori Sawa would defeat Kanemura and Sugawara after Sawa would put Sugawara in his Octopus Hold and get Sugawara to tap out giving Sawa and Sato their first two points in the tournament and tying them for last along with Kanemura and Sugawara as the WEW Tag Team Champions of Kohei Sato and Kamikaze would go on to win the tournament later in the show.
Kanemura would then team up with former rival Mr. Pogo and Naoya Takase to take on Atsushi Onita and former W*ING wrestlers Masaru Toi and Masayoshi Motegi in a Tornado Street Fight Death Match for Mr. Pogo's WWS promotion on January 30, 2011 in Akita as this match was becoming much easier for Kanemura to have due to all the injuries beginning to cause his body to break down after years of abuse. Onita would end up pick up the win after hitting his signature Thunder Fire Powerbomb on Takase to get the win.
For the first time in almost 9 months, Kanemura would return to Korakuen Hall on February 4, 2011 for Tadao Yasuda's Retirement show. Kanemura would team up with Yutaka Yoshie to take on the team with Masato Tanaka and Kohei Sato with Tanaka once again putting away Kanemura for the win for what looks to be Kanemura's last time at Korakuen Hall for probably another nine months.
Due to the Apache Army being a promotion known for wrestlers that have had trouble in the past the former RYOMA in Dragon Gate would be contacted to participate for a one shot deal. Youhei Fujita who had been fired by Dragon Gate for abusing a monkey while in the Dojo. Fujita would not wrestle for years until Kanemura would agree to give him another chance like he had needed four years earlier. Kanemura would book Youhei Fujita going by his real name to team with the former Asian Cougar now going by the name Kuuga to take on Kanemura and Kuroda on February 13, 2011 at the Osaka Minami Move On Arena. Fujita would break out some of his moves that he was known for while in Dragon Gate but would end up being defeated by Kanemura after getting hit with the Baku YAMA Senton Special. Fujita and Kanemura would shake hands afterwards with Fujita showing his appreciation for Kanemura booking him which would eventually lead to the bigger SMASH promotion getting in touch with him and making him one of their full time wrestlers.
Kanemura would come up with an idea to try and differ his promotion from the other promotions that were running Shin-Kiba once a month. Kanemura would find a couple of fans that were willing to be very vocal during the matches as Shin-Kiba could come off as a dead crowd sometimes and he would give them a drum to beat on during the match to fit with the Apache theme as well as avoid silent dead crowd matches on the shows. Kanemura would then also bring in New Japan wrestler and WEW World Champion for over two year and a half years Tomohiro Ishii for their February 26, 2011 show at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring for Kanemura to get another crack at the WEW World Title. Kanemura would finally manage to get his long awaited revenge over Ishii and finally in a way putting to an end the feud between Kanemura and Ishii that had started back in 2004 as Kanemura would use a backslide to win back the WEW World Title to give the promotion some direction. The Apache Army roster would enter the ring to celebrate as Kanemura had finally won back the title and Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Shinjuku Shark would pick Kanemura up in the air as the WEW World Title was back home.
A devastating Earthquake would hit the Northeast region on Japan on March 11, 2011 causing a tsunami to hit Sendai afterwards. Kanemura and the Apache Army consisting of Tomohiko Hashimoto and Rikimaru would visit a shelter on March 20, 2011 where they would help with serving food to the recently homeless in Onagawa, Miyagi.
Due to Tomohiko Hashimoto's old MAKEHEN promotion being ran by the same people that ran the Vader Time promotion and Vader being booked for both All Japan and ZERO1 for the week a deal would be made to have Vader and his son Jessie White wrestle on the Apache Army show as well. Vader revising his old Big Van Vader name would team with Jessie White and Tomohiko Hashimoto to take on Kintaro Kanemura, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, and Tomohiro Waki on March 26, 2011 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. Kanemura would square off against Vader first with Vader just overpowering Kanemura but it would be Kuroda that would end up taking the big blow after Vader would hit his Vader Splash on Kuroda to pick up the win. Vader afterwards would tell the Japanese fans afterwards how proud he was for how they handeled the Earthquake with Kanemura translating for him as they would all shake hands and take pictures together afterwards. Kanemura and HIROKI would also agree to terms for HIROKI to wrestle for the Apache Army regularly despite also working for FREEDOMS regularly. HIROKI feeling that he was indebted to Kanemura for running a charity show for him back in 2007 to help raise money for his hospital bills after HIROKI had suffered a serious spinal injury that cause him to miss over two and a half years of wrestling.
Kanemura would visit another shelter on April 16, 2011 in Iwate as he would assist with passing out food and trying to help out anyone that he could. Kanemura over the years had develop a very bad reputation among many people after his sexual harassment incident as well as how he interacted with both younger wrestlers and his equals but the earthquake would show that Kanemura definitely had a very good side to him as well.
The WEW Tag Team Champions of Kohei Sato and Kamikaze would once again defend their tag team titles against Kanemura who was still looking to win back the WEW Tag Team Titles as Kanemura would team up with Arashi on April 28, 2011 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring and like the other times before it would not turn out to be a successful night as Kanemura would end up getting defeated after Kamikaze would hit a Moonsault on Kanemura to defend their tag titles again. Arashi very upset over Kanemura's loss would grab the mic and begin screaming at Kanemura for losing the match and then challenge Kanemura for the WEW World Title at the next Apache Army show in May. They would also decide to drop the fans in the crowd banging on the drums while chanting the Apache Army wrestlers names throughout the show although the passionate fans would still be at every show chanting the Apache Army names passionately throughout.
Much like his previous WEW World Title reign that after finally winning the title after years of chasing it it would end up being dropped in his very first title defense. Kanemura would defend the title against Arashi on May 27, 2011 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. Kanemura would jump Arashi before the bell to try and get the early advantage but Arashi's power would end up being too much for Kanemura to overcome. Arashi would end up taking the match to the outside and running Kanemura's head against the ring post to bust him open. Arashi would then bring Kanemura back in the ring and despite a little bit of offense from Kanemura it would not be nearly enough as Arashi would continue to knock Kanemura down and hit lariat after lariat before finally putting away Kanemura to win the WEW World Title. Arashi would continue to stomp away at the bloody and beaten Kanemura before an old W*ING friend in Koichiro Kimura would hit the ring to stop Arashi from beating on Kanemura as Kimura would challenge for Arashi's WEW World Title as Kanemura would be out of the WEW World Title picture after being destroyed by Arashi.
June 23, 2011 would end up being a horrible day that Kouhiro Kanemura would never forget. Kanemura would be working with Apache Army rookie Takaai "Rikimaru" Inoue inside the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring a couple of hours before the show. Kanemura would be going over mat work and ring work with Rikimaru who had just made his official debut in the ring a month earlier. Rikimaru's fiancée would be inside watching Kanemura training Rikimaru on the basics when she would decide to go outside and talk to somebody while they would continue to train. Then out of nowhere Rikimaru would end up collapsing in the ring. Kanemura would begin to freak out noticing that Rikimaru was not waking up and the screams would get Rikimaru's fiancée who would rush back inside and call for an ambulance. An ambulance would be on the scene moments later and take Rikimaru who was in a coma to the hospital. An emergency surgery would take five hours where Rikimaru would be diagnosed with an acute subdural hematoma and Rikimaru would still remain in a coma. The Apache Army show would still go on as Naoshi Sano would be called in to wrestle on the show in place of Rikimaru and the rest of the card would go on like nothing had happened. Kanemura would team up with Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Tomohiko Hashimoto against HIROKI, Daisaku Shimoda, and Kazushi Miyamoto. Kanemura and HIROKI would be the focus of the match as Kanemura would deliver some hard chops at HIROKI. The dynamic of the match would change early on after Hashimoto and Miyamoto would be going at it when Miyamoto would end up twisting his ankle badly and being unable to stand up anymore and would be unable to participate the rest of the match as a result. This would turn it into a handicap match although the focus would still continue to be Kanemura and HIROKI going at it with one another with HIROKI managing to kick out of Kanemura's Baku YAMA Senton Special and then with help from Shimoda delivering a stiff kick to Kanemura's head to knock him down followed by three knee kicks to the head by HIROKI and then a Moonsault on to Kanemura to give HIROKI the upset pinfall over Kanemura in the match.
Takaai "Rikimaru" Inoue would end up never coming out of his coma while in the hospital following his surgery and would end up passing away on July 13, 2011. Kanemura would announce that the upcoming show in Shin-Kiba would be a "Rikimaru Memorial" show in his honor.
The Rikimaru Memorial Show would start off with the entire roster room coming to the ring for a ten bell salute in memory of the Apache Army rookie at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring on July 25, 2011. The main event show would see Kanemura and Tetsuhiro Kuroda w team up on to take on the young quick team of HIROKI and Yusaku Obata with HIROKI coming fresh off his pinfall over Kanemura to decide who would get the next shot at the WEW Tag Team Champions. In the end, Kanemura would end up getting his win back over HIROKI after cradling him to get the pin and earn himself another shot at the WEW Tag Team Titles that he had been trying to win back for over a year and half.
Another 20th Anniversary for Kanemura's career would take place on August 14, 2011 in Kanemura's home town of Mie as this Anniversary was to mark twenty years since he started in W*ING which was the real beginning to his career. Kanemura would team up with his most frequent partners over the past five years in Masato Tanaka and Tetsuhiro Kuroda as they would take on Arashi and the ZERO1 team of Kohei Sato and Ryouji Sai with Sai hitting a Diving Footstomp on Kuroda to pick up the win. Afterwards, Arashi would walk away but the other five wrestlers would do the TNR Dance to celebrate Kanemura's Anniversary of his career.
The team of Kanemura and Tetsuhiro Kuroda would challenge for Kohei Sato and Kamikaze's WEW Tag Team Titles on August 18, 2011 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring and after repeated times of coming up short, the year and a half chase would finally win as Kuroda would end up rolling up Kamikaze with a Samson Clutch to get the pinfall and win the WEW Tag Team Titles for their second reign as a team. HIROKI and Yusaku Obata would come out and challenge them for a shot at the titles at the next Apache Army show in Shin-Kiba on September 28, 2011 with Kanemura and Kuroda accepting.
Kanemura would return to the Tenryu Project promotion on August 21, 2011 at the Shinjuku FACE by teaming with The Great Kabuki's protégé THE KABUKI with the original Kabuki accompanying the team as they would take on the team of Minoru Fujita and NOSAWA Rongai with KABUKI delivering his Kabuki Hold to get the win over NOSAWA.
The debut of the new FFF promotion put on by Nanjyo Hayato as the new FMW off start promotion would take place on August 27, 2011 at the Osaka Prefectural Gym # 2 with Kanemura teaming with Magnitude Kishiwada and Ricky Fuji against the team of Atsushi Onita, The Great Sasuke, and Nanjyo Hayato in a old FMW style Barbed wire Street Fight Death Match with Kanemura getting sent into barbed wire for the first time in years although it would be Ricky Fuji that would end up taking the fall for his team after getting piledriven through a table by Onita and then Nanjyo climbing a ladder to deliver a Moonsault on Ricky to get the win.
Kanemura would face off against Atsushi Onita the next day at the Osaka Minami Move On Arena on August 28, 2011 for the Apache Army promotion as Kanemura would team with Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Daisaku Shimoda against the team of Onita, Kuuga, and HAYATA with Kanemura doing a balcony dive before getting the pinfall for the Apache Army after delivering a chest kick to HAYATA to pick up the win.
Kanemura and Kuroda will go on to defend their WEW Tag Team Titles on September 28, 2011 against HIROKI and Yusaku Obata and most likely drop them as the pattern for Kanemura and all his long term chases for a WEW Title as he always drops it on the first title defense as its more important for him to finally overcome the chase than it is to actually hold a title at this point in his career. Kanemura will continue to work once a month for his Apache Army promotion as well as most likely return to Korakuen Hall for the next Tenryu Project on November 10, 2011. Few wrestlers have had the ups and downs of a career like Kanemura has. Even those its been over three years he still works on trying to overcome the negative image of himself that he created that still and probably always cause other wrestlers and front offices of promotion to not want to deal with him it will never stop Kanemura from doing what he has loved doing for over twenty years which is wrestling
PNW Heavyweight Champion
Defeated: The Grappler Len Denton 5/5/92
Vacated in 7/92
WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Championship
Defeated: Miguel Perez 12/18/92
Lost to: Jado 9/26/93
W*ING World Tag Team Championship w/ Mitsuhiro Matsunaga
Defeated: Freddy Krueger & Leatherface 4/3/93
Vacated in 4/93
FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Championship w/ Mr. Pogo
Defeated: Atsushi Onita & Mr. Gannosuke 3/7/95
Lost to: Hisakatsu Oya & Ricky Fuji 5/5/95
FMW Independent Heavyweight Championship
Defeated: Masato Tanaka 8/1/96
Lost to: The Gladiator 12/11/96
FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Championship w/ Hido
Defeated: The Headhunters 4/25/97
Lost to: Hisakatsu Oya & Mr. Gannosuke 8/21/97
FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Championship w/ Atsushi Onita
Defeated: Hisakatsu Oya & Mr. Gannosuke 10/19/97
Vacated in 11/97
FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Championship w/ Mr. Gannosuke
Defeated: Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka 11/28/97
Lost to: Kodo Fuyuki & Hido 3/29/98
FMW 6 Man Street Fight Tag Team Championship w/ Mr. Gannosuke & Jado
Defeated: Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka & Hisakatsu Oya 1/16/98
Lost to: Atsushi Onita & Koji Nakagawa & Tetsuhiro Kuroda 2/13/98
FMW 6 Man Street Fight Tag Team Championship w/ Kodo Fuyuki & Hido
Defeated: Atsushi Onita & Koji Nakagawa & Tetsuhiro Kuroda 5/5/98
Vacated in 6/98
FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Championship w/ Kodo Fuyuki
Defeated: Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka 5/27/98
Lost to: Hayabusa & Daisuke Ikeda 10/26/98
FMW 6 Man Street Fight Tag Team Championship w/ Kodo Fuyuki & Koji Nakagawa
Defeated: Hayabusa & Daisuke Ikeda & Ricky Fuji 6/28/98
Vacated on 11/20/98
FMW Brass Knuckles Championship
Defeated: Rewarded by Kodo Fuyuki 5/18/99
Lost to: Hayabusa 8/23/99
WEW Hardcore Championship
Defeated: Rewarded by Kodo Fuyuki 9/24/99
Lost to: Ryuji Yamakawa 2/22/00
WEW Hardcore Championship
Defeated: Ryuji Yamakawa 5/5/00
Lost to: Mammoth Sasaki 4/1/01
WEW Hardcore Tag Team Championship w/ Ryuji Yamakawa
Defeated: GOEMON & Onryo 2/23/01
Lost to: Men's Teioh & Daisuke Sekimoto 12/2/01
WEW Hardcore Championship
Defeated: Mammoth Sasaki 5/5/01
Vacated on 5/22/01
WEW 6 Man Tag Team Championship w/ Kodo Fuyuki & Mr. Gannosuke
Defeated: Hisakatsu Oya & Ricky Fuji & Flying Kid Ichihara 7/30/01
Lost to: Hayabusa & Tetsuhiro Kuroda & GOEMON 9/9/01
WEW World Heavyweight Championship
Defeated: Hayabusa 8/11/01
Lost to: Kodo Fuyuki 1/6/02
DDT Iron Man Heavy Metal Championship
Defeated: Sanshiro Takagi 4/18/02
Lost to: Sanshiro Takagi 4/25/02
DDT Iron Man Heavy Metal Championship
Defeated: Sanshiro Takagi 5/31/02
Lost to: Chocoball Mukai 6/6/02
DDT KO-D Heavyweight Championship
Defeated: Sanshiro Takagi 5/31/02
Lost to: Sanshiro Takagi 9/7/02
WEW World Heavyweight Championship
Defeated: Tetsuhiro Kuroda 8/23/02
Vacated in 5/03
Apex of Triangle Championship w/ Dick Togo & Masao Orihara
Defeated: Tetsuhiro Kuroda & TAKA Michinoku & Hido 9/14/02
Lost to: NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA & TAKEMURA 12/26/08
WEW Tag Team Championship w/ Tetsuhiro Kuroda
Defeated: Takashi Sasaki & GENTARO 3/11/03
Vacated in 5/03
Big Japan King of the Death Match Championship
Defeated: Shadow WX 3/30/03
Lost to: Ryuji Ito 8/24/03
WEW 6 Man Tag Team Championship w/ Mad Man Pondo & 2 Tuff Tony
Defeated: Tetsuhiro Kuroda & TAKA Michinoku & Gosaku Goshogawara 10/2/03
Vacated in 5/04
All Japan All Asian Tag Team Championship w/ Tetsuhiro Kuroda
Defeated: Hirotaka Yokoi & Kohei Sato 10/10/03
Vacated on 12/14/03
WMG Tag Team Championship w/ Hido
Defeated: Tomohiro Ishii & Kendo Kashin 8/19/04
Vacated in 1/05
WEW World Heavyweight Championship
Defeated: Togi Makabe 6/24/07
Lost to: Toru Yano 7/29/07
Apex of Triangle Titles w/ Masao Orihara & Dick Togo
Defeated: NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA & Yoshihiro Takayama 4/4/09
Vacated in 5/09
WEW World Heavyweight Championship
Defeated: Tomohiro Ishii 2/26/11
Lost to: Arashi 5/27/11
WEW Tag Team Championship w/ Tetsuhiro Kuroda
Defeated: Kohei Sato & Kamikaze 8/18/11
Lost to: HIROKI & Yusaku Obata 9/28/11
Last updated: 8/30/11