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 Bakku 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 Ryoji 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.
Kanemura would return to Korakuen Hall on February 4, 2011 for the first time in nine months 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 Ryoji 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.
Kintaro Kanemura and Tetsuhiro Kuroda would defend their WEW Tag Team Titles for the first time on September 28, 2011 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring against the team of HIROKI and Yusaku Obata and much like the WEW World Title earlier in the year the title reign of Kanemura would not last long after Obata would hit Kanemura with a Dive Jumping DDT off the top rope and score the pin to win the titles. Takeshi Minamino would then come out to the ring and attack Kanemura along with Tomohiko Hashimoto who would end up helping Minamino lay out Kanemura with a Backdrop. Minamino and Hashimoto would announce the creation of the Apache Demolition heel group and would declare war on Kanemura and the Apache Army.
Kintaro Kanemura and the Apache Army members Tetsuhiro Kuroda, HIROKI, and Yusaku Obata would do battle with the Apache Demolition team of Kohei Sato, Tomohiko Hashimoto, Takeshi Minamino and Manjimaru on October 27, 2011 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring as Kanemura would get cut open early after Minamino would bring out a pair of scissors and begin stabbing Kanemura's forehead to make him bleed but it would take Kengo Nishimura rushing the ring and attacking Obata during the match to set up Minamino hitting Toneri Tunder on Obata for the win. The Apache Demolition with the help of Kengo would continue attacking the Apache Army when Shinjuku Shark who had just suffered a serious arm injury due to a motorcycle would come out and try and make the save for the Apache Army but the injured Shark would be no match for the Apache Demolition as they would begin attacking him as well until Kanemura would make it back in the ring with a barbed wire baseball bat for the save to clear everyone out.
Kintaro Kanemura and the Apache Army members Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Arashi would team up on November 6, 2011 to do battle with Tomohiko Hashimoto and Yoshihiro Takayama and Kuga on November 6, 2011 at the Osaka World Hall Pavilion as Kanemura would end up along in the ring with Takayama and Takayama would attempt to backdrop Kanemura with Kanemura managing to grab the rope to protect himself. Kengo would again rush in the ring and kick Kanemura's head off the rope leading to a Backdrop by Takayama and a Running Kneelift by Takayama to pick up the win over Kanemura.
Kanemura would appear on the Tenryu Project show on November 10, 2011 at Korakuen Hall as he would team up with Team No Respect friends Jado and Gedo to take on the team of The Great Kabuki, TAJIRI, and THE KABUKI. Kanemura, Jado, and Gedo would come out to Kodo Fuyuki's "Shoot It '95" theme song as Kanemura was symbolizing being Kodo Fuyuki for the match by also wearing his signature purple robe. TAJIRI and KABUKI would both end up spitting mist in Kanemura's face with KABUKI delivering a kick to the head on Kanemura to get the win. Kanemura would complain afterwards to the referee citing all the mist on his face but the decision would stand.
The return of the W*ING Kanemura name would take place on November 25, 2011 in Osaka for Nanjyo Hayato's FFF promotion as Kanemura would team up with Black Ranger which was an old FMW gimmick played by Nanjyo Hayato now being played by Naoshi Sano as they would take on Magnitude Kishiwada and Zaou with Kishiwada putting away Sano for the win. The show would not end up doing well at all for the second straight show and the FFF promotion would drop any bit of FMW nostalgia to it and just become strictly an Osaka based promotion with Osaka based talent.
Kintaro Kanemura, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, and Shinobu would face off against the Apache Demolition once again on December 31, 2011 and once again the Apache Demolition would come out victorious as the team of of Kohei Sato, Tomohiko Hashimoto, and Kengo Nishimura would get the win after their newest member the masked Hazard would come out and try to set fireworks off in Kanemura's face although Kanemura would manage to dodge it he would still end up getting grabbed by Hashimoto who would deliver the XCT on him for the win as Kanemura's losing streak would continue.
Kintaro Kanemura would attend the 2011 Tokyo Sports Awards ceremony on January 12, 2012 in Tokyo as an Apache Army representative. Although Kanemura would win no awards, he still would still get to party with New Japan's Hiroshi Tanahashi who won Wrestler of the Year and IGF's Shinichi Suzukawa who won the Newcomer of the Year Award.
The Apache Army's first show of the new year would take place on January 15, 2012 at the Niigata Nagaoka Hive although this show would be sponsored by a different promoter than the usual Apache Army shows that take place in Tokyo as Kintaro Kanemura would team up with Masato Tanaka against the team of Shiro Koshinaka and Tetsuhiro Kuroda with Kuroda picking up the win over Kanemura with a Lariat as Kanemura's job at this point despite being the top name of the promotion would be to put over everybody else.
The struggle against the Apache Demolition would continue on February 29, 2012 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring as Tomohiko Hashimoto and Kengo Nishimura would defeat Kintaro Kanemura and Madoka after Madoka would end up turning on Kanemura and joining the Apache Demolition. Kanemura would hold on to Kengo and as Madoka would charge at Kengo he would come to a complete stop. This would allow Kengo to kick Kanemura low and both Kengo and Madoka would deliver double kicks to Kanemura's head followed by Nishimura hitting a Frog Splash on Kanemura for the win. The Apache Demolition would begin attacking Kanemura as Kazushi Miyamoto making his first appearance for the promotion would come out to make the save for Kanemura.
Kintaro Kanemura and Apache General Manager Kazutaka Hasegawa would hold a press conference on March 19, 2012 at the Apache Army office in Tokyo about Kanemura's recent health issues. Kanemura had announced that he had lost the feelings in his hand and feet a week earlier and went to the hospital as a result. The doctor would fear Kanemura had motor nerve damage which is a result of brain damage of over 20 years of the hard wrestling style that Kanemura had put his body through. Kanemura would be given an MRI although no abnormalities would come from it. Kanemura had told Hasegawa that he had no problems with his brain and he wanted to continue to wrestle but Hasegawa had stepped in and told him the fans would understand Kanemura missing some shows to recover. Kanemura would apologize for having to cancel his upcoming matches as Kanemura would end up taking three months off to recover.
The main event of the Apache Army show on May 31, 2012 at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring would see Tomohiko Hashimoto and Kengo Nishimura defeat Kazushi Miyamoto and Daisaku Shimoda for the WEW Tag Team Titles. Hashimoto then would grab the mic and begin degrading the belts stating how they're worthless and would then throw the belts in a trash can. This would cause the Miyamoto, Shimoda, Shuri Okada, and Apache Army PR man Hasegawa to try and stop them but they would get laid out for their troubles until Kintaro Kanemura would rush to the rescue and clear the ring of the Apache Demolition. Kanemura would get on the mic and state that he would be returning at the next show.
Kintaro Kanemura would return back to the ring after being out for three months on June 16, 2012 at the Shizuoka Act City Hamamatsu as he would team up with Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Atsushi Onita who Kanemura would be teaming with for the first time 1997 since Kanemura turned on Onita as they would take on the Apache Demolition team of Tomohiko Hashimoto, Manjimaru, and Shoichi Ichimiya in a Street Fight with Kuroda going for a Technan Buster when Ichimiya would smash him over the head with a wooden object followed by Hazard getting in the ring and setting fireworks in Kuroda's face and Manjimaru hitting Kuroda with a Lariat for the pin for yet another Apache Demolition win over Kanemura.
The Apache Army team of Kintaro Kanemura, HIROKI, and Daisaku Shimoda would finally manage to defeat the Apache Demolition team of Tomohiko Hashimoto, Rikiya Fudo, and Kengo Nishimura on June 25, 2012 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring in what would turn into a brawl all around the building before Shimoda would hit a Backdrop on Nishimura to pick up the win for a small bit of justice over the last 9 months that the group had done to Kanemura. It would also lead in to the Apache Army holding a 16 man tournament drawn at random with Kintaro Kanemura and Tetsuhiro Kuroda being set as a 1st Round Match.
Apache Army would hold their Take Over the Independent Tournament with Kanemura taking on Tetsuhiro Kuroda on July 25, 2012 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring in the first round. Kanemura and Kuroda would take the match into the crowd but as they would make it to the ring Kuroda would take control over the match. Kanemura would fight back and deliver an enziguri but as Kanemura would come down he would be in an incredible amount of pain due to injuring his shoulder on the fall to the mat. The referee would stop the match and reward the victory to Kuroda via TKO. Kanemura would be put on a stretcher and taken to St. Luke International Hospital in Tokyo where he was given x-rays. It would turn out to be a dislocated shoulders and a fractured collar bone. Kanemura's body was clearly breaking down and he was going to be out for several months again as a result.
Several months would turn into one for Kintaro Kanemura as he would come out on August 27, 2012 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring after a match between the Apache Army and Apache Demolition had been thrown out after the entire Apache Demolition had hit the ring to attack the Apache guys. Kanemura would challenge the Apache Demolition while in street clothes and bring in reinforcements as Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Daisaku Shimoda, Shinsuke Jet Wakataka, Naoshi Sano, Shota, and Kotaro Nasu as they would take on Tomohiko Hashimoto, Shoichi Ichimiya, Rikiya Fudo, Kengo Nishimura, Hazard, and Hazard First with Kanemura only coming in and placing Nishimura's shirt over his head as he would begin delivering chops with his good right arm and then delivering some kicks to the back. Hashimoto would come in and deliver a kick to the back of Kanemura as well but Nasu would hit the ring and lariat Hashimoto out of the ring and Nasu and Kanemura would deliver a Total Dungeon Ranger which is a Total Elimination style double team with Kanemura sweeping the legs to Nishimura and Kanemura covering Nishimura for the Apache win.
Kintaro Kanemura would make his actual return on November 3, 2012 at the Osaka World Hall Pavilion as he would team up with Magnitude Kishiwada to challenge Tomohiko Hashimoto and Shoichi Ichimiya for their WEW Tag Team Titles in a Barbed wire Board Death Match as Kanemura would be going for his finisher the Baku YAMA Senton Splash on Ichimiya but Ichimiya would manage to roll up Kanemura following the match while on a barbed wire covered chair and Kanemura would be unable to kick out as the Apache Demolition would manage to successfully defend their tag team titles.
Kintaro Kanemura would appear for the Pro-Wrestling NOAH promotion for the second time in his career although for the second time it would not be for a match as Kanemura would hit the ring on December 9, 2012 at the Ryogoku Sumo Hall in the aid of Atsushi Onita after his Jado Army had just fallen to KENTA's No Mercy team. Onita would spit red mist in KENTA'S following the match and Kanemura would hit the ring with a barbed wire bat and nail KENTA with it and leave with Onita's Jado Army although not much immediate follow up would take place afterwards as Kanemura would not end up returning to NOAH.
The Apache Army would be in a steady decline due to poor gates forcing them to no longer be able to work the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring shows monthly. They would instead begin working at ZERO1's Dojo called the Tokyo Takeshiba Coliseum with the main event with Kanemura's first show at the building on December 22, 2012 as he would team with Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Arashi as they would defeat the Apache Demolition team of Tomohiko Hashimoto, Shoichi Ichimiya, and Gabriel Wolfe with Kanemura rolling up Wolfe with an inside cradle for the Apache win.
ZERO1 would be putting on a FMW nostalgia show at the Osaka Prefectural Gym so to promote the show they would hold an FMW match on February 3, 2013 at Korakuen Hall where Kintaro Kanemura would team up with Hido and Leatherface although not the original Leatherface to represent as the W*ING team against the FMW team of Atsushi Onita, Masato Tanaka, and Sabu. Kanemura and Tanaka would square off at first and they would brawl to the outside where Kanemura would knocked down onto a table by Tanaka. Sabu would see this as an opportunity to get back in the ring and jump off the top rope and deliver a leg a leg drop sending Kanemura through the table on the outside. Kanemura would make a come back and deliver a Baku YAMA Senton Special to Tanaka and Hido would come in the ring with a barbed wire bat while Kanemura would grab a hold of Onita. Onita would end up escaping and Hido would end up hitting Kanemura with the bat as Onita would spray mist in Hido's face and Sabu would deliver a Triple Jump Moonsault landing on Hido to score the pin for the FMW team.
Kintaro Kanemura and Masato Shibata would challenge for the WEW Tag Team Titles on February 17, 2013 against Tomohiko Hashimoto and Shoichi Ichimiya at the Tokyo Tokyo Nishi-Chofu Martial Arts Arena as Hashimoto would end up pinning Shibata to successfully defend the titles. Kanemura would joke afterwards online about Hashimoto who was training for an MMA fight that he also would like to start training for MMA and then he posted a picture a picture of Mirko Cro Crop kicking Kanemura in the head so hard that it would crack his skull with Kanemura responding "and then I would die".
The Apache Army which was doing very poorly in the Tokyo would run a successful show in Osaka with Kintaro Kanemura teaming up with Yoshiaki Fujiwara and HIROKI as they would defeat the Apache Demolition team of Tomohiko Hashimoto, Shoichi Ichimiya, and Kenichiro Arai after Kanemura would hit the Baku YAMA Senton Special on Ichimiya to get the win.
Kintaro Kanemura and Tetsuhiro Kuroda would team up on March 30, 2013 at the Tokyo Nishi-Chofu Martial Arts Arena as they would end up taking the loss to the Apache Demolition team of Tomohiko Hashimoto and Kenichiro Arai as Arai would slap on a cross armbreaker to make Kuroda tap out to set up a WEW title match between the two. The Apache Army promotion would announce afterwards that they were going to stop running monthly due to financial issues and would instead only run every couple of months with their shows more focused based out of Osaka due to the shows doing better there than in Tokyo.
The financial issues of the Apache Army would result in Kintaro Kanemura looking for more work and he would reach out to Yoshihiro Tajiri who was booking the Wrestling New Classic promotion. Kanemura would show up at a WNC show on March 31, 2013 at the Tokyo Shinjuku FACE. Kanemura would come to the ring following a Masaya Takahashi match with Kanemura getting on the mic and stating that he had been observing Takahashi and knew that Takahashi had wanted to train under the ECW Hardcore style that his teacher TAJIRI had done years ago while in the states. Kanemura would tell Takahashi that he was nothing but a wrestling freshman and that he was going teach him what it really was like to be in a Hardcore Match and would challenge Takahashi to a match the following month with Takahashi accepting.
Kintaro Kanemura would make his Wrestling New Classic debut on April 25, 2013 at Korakuen Hall as he would face off against Masaya Takahashi in a Hardcore Match that would leave both covered in blood as chairs, tables, and a pipe would be included before Kanemura would put away Takahashi with a Baku YAMA Senton Special. It would be one of the first real tests for Takahashi in that style and he would end up winning Big Japan's Death Match Heavyweight Title less than four years later.
ZERO1 would bring back the nostalgia FMW vs. W*ING match for Masato Tanaka's 20th Anniversary show on May 4, 2013 at Korakuen Hall as the W*ING team of Kanemura, Hido, and Hideki Hosaka would reunited as they would take on the FMW team of Atsushi Onita, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, and Ricky Fuji as Kanemura would end up making a big mistake during the match as he would pick up a piece of a table and tease hitting Onita with the metal part on the one side the folds out at Onita but Onita would instead kick him causing him to drop it. Onita would then pick up the table and turn it around and smash the metal part over Kanemura's head which only Onita would be the only wrestler to get away doing something like that to Kanemura as Kanemura would try and shake it off but he would be feeling it the rest of the match. Kanemura would turn his attention to Kuroda afterwards as Hido and Hosaka would set up Kuroda with Kanemura on the top turnbuckle to deliver a Super Powerbomb and Kanemura would deliver his Baku YAMA Senton Special on Kuroda but would be unable to get the pin and would still be feeling his head in pain. Hosaka would end up being left alone with Onita and much like almost every main event match in FMW in 1994 it would not end well for Hosaka who would end up getting hit with the Thunder Fire Powerbomb and Onita would end up getting the FMW win over W*ING. The match would turn out to be the final time that Kanemura and Hido would team up after 20 years of teaming and feuding as Hido would finally step away from the business afterwards due to liver issues.
The Apache Army would hold their first show in nearly four months on July 14, 2013 at the Osaka Young Lion Hall as Kintaro Kanemura would take on his former pupil Magnitude Kishiwada in a Spectators Throw the Chairs Match. Both Kanemura and Kishiwada would charge at each other at first in a test of power. They would fight to the outside where Kishiwada would suplex Kanemura on to a stack of chairs in the audience. Kanemura would come back throw Kishiwada into the chairs and then set up Kishiwada on a table where he would dive off the balcony sending Kishiwada through the table. Kanemura would take a ladder and send it into Kishiwada's crotch and begin smashing the ladder with a chair. Kishiwada would manage to get up and send Kanemura into the ladder and begin working on Kanemura's busted up forehead. Kishiwada would then place Kanemura in a Crossface as the time for the fans to throw chairs into the crowd would begin to count down as Kishiwada would make his way out of the ring. The fans would toss all their chairs in the ring covering Kanemura's body. Kishiwada would deliver a suplex off the middle turnbuckle with Kanemura landing on the stack of chairs covering the ring. Kishiwada would then powerbomb Kanemura through a table. Kishiwada would smash a piece of the table over Kanemura's head although that would light a spark in Kanemura who would grab Kishiwada and deliver a Death Valley Bomb on the stack of chairs followed by a Baku YAMA Senton Special for the win.
Kintaro Kanemura would return to the Wrestle New Classic promotion on August 29, 2013 at the Tokyo Shinjuku FACE as he would team up with TAJIRI to take on the former New Japan Junior Heavyweight team of Osamu Nishimura and AKIRA in a Weapons Hardcore Match with TAJIRI finishing off his rival AKIRA with a Buzzsaw Kick for the win.
The Apache Army would return to Tokyo although in the very small Tokyo Island BumB Sports Culture Hall building on September 1, 2013 as Kintaro Kanemura would challenge for the WEW World Title against Tetsuhiro Kuroda with Kanemura having waited a year for this match after their previous match ended so abruptly after Kanemura injured his shoulder and collar bone early in the match. Kanemura would end up putting away Kuroda with a Baku YAMA Senton Special and covering him for the pin to win his title for the fifth time and coming away with a swollen eye afterwards.
Kintaro Kanemura would put his WEW World Title for the first time at a VKF Naniwa show on October 13, 2013 at the Osaka Dotonbori Arena against Yoshiaki Yago in a Hardcore Match. Kanemura and Yago would start with the dueling chair spots with Kanemura winning and smashing the chair over Yago's back. Kanemura would then place Yago on a table and dove off the top turnbuckle sending Yago through the table. Kanemura would then hit Yago in the crotch with a ladder and then would toss the ladder on top of Yago. Yago would fight back and smash Kanemura over the head with a broken table and then suplex Kanemura on a stack of chairs. Kanemura would try to come back with a chair but Yago would kick the chair hitting Kanemura in the head and bruising Yago's foot very badly as a result. Kanemura would come back and end up nailing Yago with the Baku YAMA Senton Splash on a stack of chairs to get the successfully defend the title.
The Apache Army would hold a special FMW vs. W*ING match that would consist of Kanemura returning to the name W*ING Kanemura as he would team up with Hideki Hosaka against the FMW team of Atsushi Onita and Tetsuhiro Kuroda in a No Ropes Barbed wire Death Match on November 10, 2013 at the Osaka Dotonbori Arena. Kanemura would bring his barbed wire bat to the ring with Hosaka being the first to use bat on Kuroda to set up Kanemura and Hosaka picking up and dropping Kuroda into the barbed wire. Onita would make the save for Kuroda and spit red mist in Kanemura's face. Kanemura would go after Onita with the barbed wire bat but again get red mist spit in his face. Hosaka would grab the barbed wire bat and swing at Kuroda with it but Kuroda would manage to move out of the way and Hosaka would end up hitting Kanemura with it. Kuroda would then grab Hosaka and deliver a suplex on the chairs for the FMW win in a barbed wire match that Kuroda would be the only one to take one bump into the barbed wire.
The WEW World Title would be put on the line on December 6, 2013 at the Osaka for the WNC promotion as Kanemura would defend the title against Zeus in a brutal match as both would end KO'ing each other resulting in the match being declared a draw and Kanemura would walk away still the WEW World Champion having defended it successfully for the second time. Kanemura would walk away from the match feeling pain in both his shoulders and neck as he would compare Zeus to The Gladiator due to how strong he was.
Kintaro Kanemura would participate for the Wrestle New Classic promotion for the final time on December 28, 2013 in his home town of Mie as he would team up with TAJIRI and Makoto as they would lose to the team of AKIRA, Yusuke Kodama, and Syuri after Syuri would use a German Suplex to get the win over Makoto. Kanemura would then participate in a Battle Royal that he would end up winning after last eliminating Jiro Kuroshio with a Baku YAMA Senton Special for his send off with the promotion.
Kintaro Kanemura would be entered into a 77 person Royal Rumble on December 30, 2013 at Korakuen Hall for GAMI's Retirement Match as Kanemura would go after GAMI but GAMI would be the one to over power Kanemura as she would suplex him off the turnbuckle, send him through a table and then smash a piece of table over Kanemura's head before tossing him over the top rope to eliminate him before winning the Royal Rumble in her final match.
The Apache Army would return to the Osaka Dotonbori Arena on February 9, 2014 with Kintaro Kanemura and Tetsuhiro Kuroda going up against the ZERO1 team of Kohei Sato and Ryoji as Kanemura would end up placing Sai in a Crossface and just as it would look like Sai was going to tap out the bell would ring as the thirty minute time limit would have expired and the match would be declared a draw.
The Apache Army would return to the Tokyo Island BumB Sports Culture Hall for the first time in six months on March 15, 2014 as Kintaro Kanemura would team up with Rikiya Fudo as they would take on the Osaka team of Magnitude Kishiwada and Kuishinbo Kamen in a Street Fight Death Match with Kamen getting the win over Fudo with a Sky Twisting Press to set up a singles match between Kanemura and Kamen in Kamen's home town of Osaka in May.
The Apache Army would return to the Osaka Young Lion Hall on May 18, 2014 with a main event of Kintaro Kanemura going up against famous Osaka based comedy wrestler Kushinbo Kamen in a Hardcore Weapons Death Match. Kamen usually a comedy wrestler would go up against one of the best known Death Match wrestlers and would feel the consequences right away. Kanemura would jump Kamen right at the start but Kamen would come back by throwing Kanemura to the outside and delivering an Asai Moonsault to the outside. Kamen would then grab the barbed wire bat and begin smashing Kanemura across the chest before suplexing him into the chairs in the crowd. Kanemura and Kamen would get back in the ring and Kanemura would grab the barbed wire bat and smash Kamen across the chest with it. Kanemura would then begin tearing Kamen's mask and stabbing Kamen's forehead with a fork bloodying him up. Kanemura would then send Kamen through a table but once back in the ring Kamen would begin to fight back and grab a piece of the table and smash it over Kanemura's head. Kamen would then take the barbed wire bat and smash it across Kanemura so hard that the bat would break. Kamen would hit his Sky Twisting Press but not being able to get the pin there as Kanemura would take control and deliver a Tombstone Piledriver on the broken barbed wire bat and then finishinf Kamen off with a Baku YAMA Senton Special for the win. Kanemura and Kamen would hug afterwards and despite both Kanemura and Kamen bloody after their brawl they would invite the kids into the ring to do the TNR Dance together.
Kintaro Kanemura and Magnitude Kishiwada would team up for HIROKI and Tomohiko Hashimoto's joint Anniversary show on June 15, 2014 at the Osaka Citizen Exchange Center as they would take on the Osaka team of Zeus and The Bodyguard. Kanemura would get another shot at the much larger Zeus and would make the mistake of trying to go chop for chop with him and that would lead to Kanemura tagging out. Kanemura would come back in the ring but he would bring a table with him and get Zeus in the corner and begin hitting the table with a chair into Zeus' crotch. Zeus would grab Kanemura and powerbomb Kanemura into the table placed on the turnbuckle twice until the table would break. Zeus and The Bodyguard would take turns beating on Kanemura when Kishiwada would come back in to help out his partner and gain control of the match. Kanemura would deliver his Baku YAMA Senton Special to Zeus but The Bodyguard would make the save. Kanemura would then grab a piece of the broken table to smash it over Zeus' head but he would counter by kicking Kanemura causing him to drop the piece of table and pick it up from Kanemura and when the referee would try to stop him from smashing the piece of table over Kanemura's head Zeus would kick the referee and then begin smashing the table multiple times over Kanemura's head. The referee would end up Double DQ'ing both Zeus and Kanemura and throwing the match out as Kanemura and Zeus would continue to brawl.
Kintaro Kanemura would promote a show under his name as his 25th Anniversary show as well as the Memorial Anniversary of his friend Kodo Fuyuki on June 18, 2014 at Korakuen Hall. Kanemura would fill up the undercard with other promotions to bring in that fan base to the show as it would be a hard sell to fill up Korakuen Hall based on his name at this point in his career. The main event of the show would be Kintaro Kanemura and Tetsuhiro Kuroda teaming up to take on Masato Tanaka and TAJIRI. Kanemura and Tanaka would pair off and begin brawling in the crowd where Kanemura would set up a table and dive off the entrance ramp. Kanemura would grab a piece of the broken table with TAJIRI coming at him with a hand spring kick to the table right into Kanemura's face busting Kanemura open. Tanaka would take a piece of the table and begin cutting Kanemura up even more so the blood can begin leaking. Tanaka would focus on the kick but Kanemua would come back with a head butt that would result in both Tanaka and Kanemura head butting one another. Kanemura would start to look weak as Tanaka and TAJIRI would take turns beating him down. Tanaka would then grab a piece of the table and begin smashing it over Kanemura's head which would fire him up and Kanemura would come back by slamming both TAJIRI and Tanaka. Kanemura would then raise his hands and begin shouting in memory of Kodo Fuyuki before delivering the Charging Lariat at TAJIRI. Kanemura would then deliver a Baku YAMA Senton Special with Tanaka making the save for TAJIRI. Kanemura would place TAJIRI in a Camel Clutch as Kuroda would place Tanaka in a Camel Clutch right next to them. TAJIRI would counter by spitting green mist in Kuroda's face and breaking away from Kanemura and delivering his kicks to Kanemura followed by a Buzzsaw Kick to Kanemura's head with Kuroda making the save. Tanaka would then begin trading elbows to Kanemura and grab Kanemura from behind with Kanemura rolling Tanaka up with a Samson Clutch for two. Tanaka would come back with a rolling elbow with Kanemura managing to kick out. Tanaka would then smash a chair over Kanemura's head and then put Kanemura in place for the Sliding D which would finally put Kanemura away. Kanemura's body might have been breaking down but for that night Kanemura was able to go back in time and put on a performance for the crowd. Kanemura, Kuroda, and Tanaka, and TAJIRI would all raise their hands and hug afterwards out of respect. They would end the show with all four doing the TNR Dance.
Kintaro Kanemura and Tetsuhiro Kuroda would appear for the 666 promotion for Onryo's 20th Anniversary show on August 16, 2014 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. Kanemura and Kuroda would face off against the FMW tag team of GOEMON and Onryo in a Hardcore Match. Kanemura would start the match by tossing Onryo a chair as they would do a dueling chair spot before Kanemura would pull out a fork and begin cutting open Onryo. Onryo would make a come back and grabbing a piece of a table and smashing it over Kanemura and Kuroda's head. Onryo would deliver a flying drop kick and then roll up Kanemura with his Onryo Clutch with Kanemura managing to kick out. Kanemura would come back and put Onryo with a Baku YAMA Senton Special for the win. Kanemura would get on the mic and state how that match had an old FMW spirit to it and praised Onryo for his 20 years in wrestling as all four would embrace after the match.
The Apache Army which had began feuding with the VooDoo Murderers back in May would setup a No Ropes Barbed wire Death Match on September 7, 2014 at the Osaka Taisho Hall as Kintaro Kanemura, Magnitude Kishiwada, and HASEGAWA would take on the team of TARU, brother YASSHI, and Kengo Nishimura. Kanemura would get jumped by TARU right away as they would begin brawling in the crowd to start the match. HASEGAWA would be the main target of the VooDoo Murderers as they would see him as the weak link and work on bloodying him with barbed wire. Kanemura would make the save for HASEGAWA by picking up Nishimura and delivering a Death Valley Bomb on the barbed wire baseball bat. Kanemura would then toss TARU into the barbed wire as HASEGAWA would grab Nishimura and struggle to get him on his shoulders resulting in a very weak Go 2 Sleep by HASEGAWA to get the pin over Nishimura for the Apache Army win.
Kintaro Kanemura would compete in his first No Ropes Exploding Barbed wire Death Match in over 11 years on November 3, 2014 at the Kumamoto Grand Messe as he would team up with Yoshihiro Takayama and NOSAWA Rongai against the team of Atsushi Onita, Masato Tanaka, and Shingo Takagi. Kanemura and Tanaka would begin pairing off with each other as both would end up going into the exploding barbed wire together. Tanaka and Kanemura would go back to brawling on the outside as they would do their dueling chairs spot with Tanaka getting the better end of it and would begin choking Kanemura out with the chair. Takagi would then come over and smash Kanemura over the back with a chair allowing him to not be a factor in the finish as Onita would end up delivering a Thunder Fire Powerbomb onto NOSAWA for the win.
Kintaro Kanemura would then participate in the Koichiro Kimura Memorial show on December 8, 2014 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. Kanemura had credit Kimura for helping him get started in W*ING and the two would also form an alliance in DDT while Kanemura was there in 2002. Kanemura would end up winning a 12 Man Battle Royal to end the show after last last eliminating Rikiya Fudo with an inside cradle. All the wrestlers would pose together in the ring with a picture of Koichiro Kimura.
The Apache Army feud with the VooDoo Murderers would continue on December 23, 2014 the Osaka Higashinari Inhabitants Ward Center with Kintaro Kanemura and Tomohiko Hashimoto teaming up together for the first time after Hashimoto had turned on him and created the Apache Demolition as they would take on TARU and Kengo with the Apache Army picking up the win after Kanemura would finish off Nishimura with a Baku YAMA Senton Special for the win.
Kintaro Kanemura would defend his WEW World Title for the first time in over a year on February 15, 2015 at the Tokyo Island BumB Sports Culture Hall against Kazushi Miyamoto. Miyamoto would go hard on Kanemura and leave Kanemura with a huge swollen eye during the match forcing Kanemura to cut it short due to only being able to see out of one eye due as Kanemura would end up rolling Miyamoto up with a Backslide for the win to successfully defend the WEW World Title for the third time.
Kintaro Kanemura would return to Korakuen Hall on
March 19, 2015 teaming up with Tetsuhiro Kuroda against the team of Takuma Sano and Mitsuya Nagai in a FMW vs. UWF match apart of Yoji Anjo's Retirement show as Kanemura place Sano on a table and send him through it jumping off the top turnbuckle to the outside but like always Kanemura would end up getting his head smashed over by a piece of the table by Sano as eventually Sano would nail a Northern Light Bomb on Kuroda for the win.
The FMW name would brought back for a new promotion called Super Battle FMW with their first show in Tokyo taking place on April 27, 2015 at the Tokyo Shinjuku FACE with the main event of Atsushi Onita, Masato Tanaka, and Hideki Hosaka defeating the Monster Army of Kazunari Murakami, NOSAWA Rongai, and Super Shooter in the main event. Kintaro Kanemura would rush to the ring afterwards with a barbed wire bat and begin attacking Atsushi Onita just like he did 20 years earlier when he first appeared in FMW to attack Onita. Kanemura would announce that he would be returning as W*ING Kanemura and that the Monster Army will now be called The W*ING Monster Army as Monster Leather, Monster Freddy, and Kazunari Murakami all continued to attack Onita to set up a match for the following month.
W*ING Kanemura would make his Super Battle FMW debut on May 20, 2015 at the Tokyo Shinjuku FACE as Kanemura would team up with the W*ING Monster Army team of Kazunari Murakami, NOSAWA Rongai, and The Winger in a Barbed wire Board Tornado Street Fight Death Match against the FMW team of Atsushi Onita, Masato Tanaka, Hideki Hosaka, and ZERO1's Yoshikazu Yokoyama when Onita would hit NOSAWA with a Thunder Fire Powerbomb. Kanemura's arm would get severely cut open during the match as it was bleeding all over and would leave a huge bruise on his arm that would take over a month to heal. After the match, someone with Jason the Terrible mask would out and join the W*ING Monster Army by attacking Onita and laying him out and dropping the W*ING flag over Onita's body to end the show.
The Apache Army and Dotonbori Pro would co-promote a show at the Osaka Community Plaza on May 24, 2015 with Kintaro Kanemura and Tetsuhiro Kuroda returning under their old HUSTLE masks for the final time as they would take on the local wrestlers Taiyouto Kamen and Osamu Suganuma with Kintaman picking up the win over Kamen and all four doing the TNR Dance together after the match.
Kintaro Kanemura would continue his feud with the VooDoo Murderers in the Apache Army on May 31, 2015 at the Tokyo Kitasenju Theater 1010 as Kanemura would team up with the young Yoshiaki Iwata against TARU and brother YASSHI with the Voodoo Murderers picking up the win as TARU would get the win over Iwata with a Bazuso Kick to set up a title match between Kanemura and TARU at the following show.
Kintaro Kanemura would defend his WEW World Title on June 7, 2015 at the Tokyo Island BumB Sports Culture Hall against TARU in a Spectators Throwing the Chair Match as Kanemura would end up getting the final victory over TARU with a Death Valley Bomb on the chairs to successfully defend his title for the fourth time and ending the Apache Army vs. VooDoo Murderers feud that had been going on for over a year.
W*ING Kanemura would return to the Super Battle FMW promotion on June 25, 2015 at the Tokyo Shinjuku FACE as the W*ING Monster Army team of Kanemura, Kazunari Murakami, NOSAWA Rongai, Buffalo, and Monster Leather would take on the FMW team of Atsushi Onita, Masato Tanaka, Hideki Hosaka, and Ricky Fuji in a Barbed wire Board Death Match with Onita getting the win over NOSAWA with a Thunder Fire Powerbomb on the barbed wire board. After the match, Jason the Terrible would to the ring although this time it would be obviously Yoshihiro Takayama under the mask. Onita would attack Takayama when he would get ring and pull off the mask to reveal Takayama. The W*ING Monster Army would then ambush Onita and lay him out in the ring with Tanaka, Hosaka, and Ricky having to come back in the ring to make the save for Onita.
Kintaro Kanemura would go up against Masato Tanaka in a singles match for their 18th and final time on July 17, 2015 at the Ryogoku Sumo Hall for Naoshi Sano's promoted show. It was the first time that they had faced off against each other in a singles match in nearly 11 years. Kanemura would take on Tanaka in a Hardcore Match and the two would brawl to the outside where Kanemura would set Tanaka up on a table with Tomohiko Hashimoto holding on to Tanaka while Kanemura would go up in the crowd and dive off the top of one of the entrances to send Tanaka through the table. Tanaka and Kanemura would begin to brawl in the ring and use chairs on one another which would see Tanaka smash a chair over Kanemura's head before leaving the chair over Kanemura's neck with Tanaka nailing the Sliding D to put away Kanemura for the final time 20 years after their first singles match against each other in FMW.
The W*ING Monster Army team of W*ING Kanemura, Yoshihiro Takayama, NOSAWA Rongai, Monster Leather, and Monster Freddy would team up at the Super Battle FMW show at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring on July 31, 2015 as they would defeat the FMW team of Atsushi Onita, Masato Tanaka, Hideki Hosaka, Ricky Fuji, and Battle Ranger in a Barbed wire Board Street Fight Death Match after Takayama would hit Ricky with a Back Drop through the barbed wire board to get the win as the rest of the W*ING Monster Army would clear out the ring and place a barbed wire bat against Onita's throat as Kanemura would hold up the FMW flag upside down before the rest of the FMW Army would make it back in the ring to make the save as Onita.
The FMW vs. W*ING Monster Army feud would continue on August 24, 2015 at the Tokyo Shinjuku FACE as W*ING Kanemura would team up with NOSAWA Rongai, Raijin Yaguchi, and Tomohiko Hashimoto against the FMW team of Atsushi Onita, Masato Tanaka, Hideki Hosaka, and their mystery partner Ricky Fuji in a Barbed wire Board Death Match. Yaguchi and Hashimoto had came out with their Monster Leatherface and Monster Freddy facemasks revealing they had been them the entire time while Yaguchi would walk to the ring doing Tarzan Goto poses. The FMW team would end up picking up the win again after Onita would hit NOSAWA with the Fire Thunder Powerbomb for the win. After the match, the W*ING Monster Army again attacked Onita after the match. Yaguchi proclaimed that Tarzan Goto did not show up for the FMW Army today like everyone thought he would because he is really going to join the W*ING Monster Army. Onita would get on the mic afterwards and proclaim that Tarzan Goto would be a member of the FMW Army although Goto would never end up appearing for the promotion.
W*ING Kanemura would appear for the Super Battle FMW promotion on September 24, 2015 at the Tokyo Shinjuku FACE as he would defeat Gosaku Goshogawara in a undercard match after finishing him off with the Bakku YAMA Senton Special. Kanemura would come out after the main event with Mr. Pogo who would sit down and mock Onita for losing in the main event of the show. Onita would challenge Mr. Pogo to a match on May 5, 2016 at Kawasaki Stadium although the match and the show would never end up taking place.
Kintaro Kanemura would appear on NOSAWA's Tokyo Gurentai promotion at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring on October 10, 2015 as he would team up with Buffalo and KIKUZAWA against the team of Atsushi Onita, KAI, and Hideki Hosaka in a Street Fight Barbed wire Board Death Match as Onita would end up getting the win after hitting Buffalo with a Thunder Fire Powerbomb.
The W*ING Monster Army team of W*ING Kanemura, Raijin Yaguchi, Tomohiko Hashimoto, Buffalo, and The Gangster would team up on November 14, 2015 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring for the Super Battle FMW show against the team of Atsushi Onita, Masato Tanaka, Hideki Hosaka, Ricky Fuji, and KIKUZAWA in a match that would be a crazy brawl around the building before Yaguchi would get the win over KIKUZAWA with a Thunder Struck in a Barbed wire Board Street Fight Death Match.
Kintaro Kanemura would defend his WEW World Title for the fifth time at the Apache Army on November 15, 2015 at the Osaka Hirano Ward Community Center against Tomohiko Hashimoto with Hashimoto just overpowering Kanemura before hitting the XCT on Kanemura and finishing him off to win the WEW World Title away from Kanemura ending his 2 years and 2 month reign as champion. Kanemura would then get on the mic and announce to the crowd that he would be retiring from pro-wrestling in 2016. Kanemura
Kanemura would write on his Facebook following the announcement that for the last 15 years he had been protecting the WEW World Title from outsiders like Togi Makabe and Tomohiro Ishii and keeping a spirit to the belt but he would no longer be able to protect the spirit of the belt as he will be retiring next year. Kanemura would state that the years of Death Match wrestling has resulted in his body falling apart. He stated he had a hernia in his left foot which has resulted in numbness in that foot. Kanemura had made the decision back on September 3, 2015 that he was going to need to retire due to 25 years of punishment towards his body.
Kintaro Kanemura along with Apache Army's HASEGAWA and Tomohiko Hashimoto would hold a press conference on November 26, 2015 at the Toudoukan Shop in Suidobashi, Tokyo about his plans for retirement in 2016 from pro-wrestling. Kanemura announced that he would be wrestling the full year and retiring in December 2016. The Apache Army promotion will be holding a show every month in 2016 for the Kanemura Retirement Tour. Kanemura announced that he wanted to accomplish two things in the year with one being a match teaming with Masato Tanaka and Tetsuhiro Kuroda against Kohei Sato, Daisuke Sekimoto, and Shingo Takai. The other being an explosion match even if it is a six man match against Atsushi Onita.
Kintaro Kanemura would team up with Koji Nakagawa on December 22, 2015 against The Headhunters for Super Battle FMW's first show at Korakuen Hall. Kanemura would be originally scheduled to team up with Hido for a full W*ING reunion match but Hido's health would force him unable to get back in the ring. Kanemura who had first faced off against The Headhunters for the very first W*ING show 24 years earlier would be facing off against them for the first time since 1997 in FMW when he and Hido had defeated them for the FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Titles. Kanemura would square off against A first and start right off by chopping him across the chest. Kanemura and A would begin exchanging chops with another before A would end up shoving Kanemura down to the mat before delivering a headbutt to A. Kanemura would fire up and deliver a headbutt himself which would end up hurting his own head. Both Headhunters would throw Kanemura into the ropes and come back with a shoulder tackle. Kanemura would fight back with forearms to the head before delivering an elbow and then a clothesline. Kanemura would attempt to fling one of the Headhunters into one another but it would get reverse and Kanemura would be met with a clothesline. Both would charge at Kanemura but he would be able to move out of the way with both of them running into one another. Kanemura and Nakagawa would deliver a suplex to one Headhunter before delivering a Double DDT to the other. Kanemura would then come at one of The Headhunters but would get knocked to the mat as a result. A would then begin to climb the turnbuckle when B would pick up Kanemura as they would deliver a Super Powerbomb before A would finish off Kanemura with a Moonsault for The Headhunters win.
W*ING Kanemura would team up with Raijin Yaguchi and Tomohiko Hashimoto for Super Battle FMW's first show of the new year on January 24, 2016 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring as the W*ING Monster Army would challenge for the FMW 6 Man Street Fight Tag Team Titles against Atsushi Onita, Masato Tanaka, and Hideki Hosaka in a Weapons Barbed wire Street Fight Death Match with Yaguchi picking up the win after hitting Onita with a Jesus Bomber on the barbed wire board and covering him for Onita's first pinfall loss in the promotion as Kanemura would become an FMW 6 Man Street Fight Champion since the original belts had been retired in 1998.
The Kintaro Kanemura Retirement Tour would start for the Apache Army promotion on January 31, 2016 at the Tokyo Island BumB Sports Culture Hall with Kanemura teaming up with Chikara in a WEW Tag Team Title 4 Way TLC Hardcore Match against the champions Tomohiko Hashimoto and Kazushi Miyamoto, MIKAMI and Rion Mizuki, and Hi69 and HASEGAWA with MIKAMI and Mizuki coming away with the WEW Tag Team Titles after MIKAMI would pin Kanemura with the Swanton Bomb off a ladder for the win.
The W*ING Monster Army team of W*ING Kanemura, Raijin Yaguchi, and Tomohiko Hashimoto would defend their FMW 6 Man Street Fight Tag Team Titles on February 11, 2016 at the Shizuoka Act City Hamamatsu against Atsushi Onita, Hideki Hosaka, and Daisuke in a Weapons Barbed wire Board Street Fight Tornado Death Match in the opening match of the show as Onita was being punished for taking the fall the previous month and dropping the titles. The W*ING Monster Army would o Yaguchi would pin Hosaka Monster Choke Slam on the barbed wire board to successfully defend the titles for the first time.
The Kintaro Kanemura Retirement Tour for the Apache Army promotion would continue on February 21, 2016 at the Osaka Taisho Okinawa Hall as Kintaro Kanemura would team up with HASEGAWA as they would face off against the old man team of Yoshiaki Fujiwara and Masanobu Kurisu as it would be Kanemura's last chance to face both men in their 60's as Fujiwara would end up locking HASEGAWA with the waki gatame arm lock to make him submit to give them the win as Kanemura would not have a good start to his retirement tour.
W*ING Kanemura would team up with Yoshihiro Takayama and Kotaro Nasu on February 26, 2016 at Korakuen Hall as they would take on the team of Shiro Koshinaka, Ricky Fuji, and Canadian wrestler The Last Samurai as Kanemura would start the match wanting to face off against Koshinaka as the two would begin exchanging chops with one another until Kanemura would rake his eyes but Koshinaka would come back with a hip attack. Kanemura would end up squaring off against Samurai and Kanemura would begin chopping Samurai as well with Nasu coming by to help deliver a double backdrop to Last Samurai but Kanemura would end up swinging a punch and Samurai would move out of the way as Kanemura would end up hitting Nasu instead allowing Samurai to tag in Koshinaka who would finish off Nasu with a Samurai Powerbomb for the win.
Kanemura would end up finding finding out like everyone else that Hayabusa had passed away in his home during the early hours of the night on March 3, 2016 due to bleeding of the brain. Kanemura would keep quiet on the matter until two months later when Samurai TV doing a special would interview him. Kanemura and Hayabusa would have a rocky friendship as Kanemura would have issues with Hayabusa along with Mr. Gannosuke as it would take Hayabusa being paralyzed back in 2001 for Kanemura to understand how much he really meant to FMW.
The Apache Army would run a show at the Tokyo Island BumB Sports Culture Hall on March 25, 2016 with Kintaro Kanemura and NOSAWA Rongai teaming up to take on Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Takumi Sakurai with Kanemura picking up his first win of his retirement tour after pinning Sakurai with a Thunder Fire Powerbomb. Kanemura would then come out after the main event after WEW World Champion Koji Kanemoto had defeated HASEGAWA with Kanemura challenging Kanemoto to a WEW World Title Match in May with Kanemoto accepting.
W*ING Kanemura would then return to the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring for the Super Battle FMW show on March 27, 2016 against his Apache friend HASEGAWA with Kanemura putting his hand out to shake before the match with HASEGAWA delivering a drop kick to Kanemura but despite the early advantage to start the match it would not be much trouble for Kanemura to easily defeat HASEGAWA with a Kinnoji Flash to get the win. Kanemura would then quickly head out to another show that day to appear for ZERO1's annual show at the Tokyo Yasukuni Shrine Sumo Wrestling Place for a ZERO1 15th Anniversary match to celebrate the history of the promotion with Kanemura teaming up with Kazuhiko Ogasawara who had also competed for the promotion in the early days against Yuki Ishikawa and Matrix who had gone by the Last Samurai the previous month with Ogasawara getting the win for his team after delivering a jumping kick to the head of Matrix for the win.
The Apache Army would run a show on April 22, 2016 at the Nagoya Aichi Korean High School Gym which is the high school that Kouhiro Kanemura had graduated from as it would be the first time Kanemura would be competing at the school he grew up in. Kintaro Kanemura and Tetsuhiro Kuroda would end up defeating Tomohiko Hashimoto and Buffalo as Kanemura would get pay back on Hashimoto who he lost the WEW Title to 5 months previously as Kanemura would hit the Bakku YAMA Senton Special on Hashimoto as he would get his hand raised while bleeding.
The W*ING Monster Army team of W*ING Kanemura, Tomohiko Hashimoto, Buffalo, and Onryo would face off against the FMW team of Koji Nakagawa, Koji Nakagawa, Kikutaro, and Gosaku Goshogawara on April 27, 2016 at Korakuen Hall with Kanemura being paired against Ichihara for the first time since their FMW days with Kanemura chopping Ichihara repeatedly until Ichihara would try and fight back and mess up chopping him back which would just anger Kanemura who would begin kicking Ichihara in the head and chopping him harder although Ichihara would manage to DDT Kanemura and tag out to Kikutaro who would come in and deliver a Dragon Screw Legwhip to Kanemura before tagging to Nakagawa who would begin exchanging punches with his old FMW rival before Nakagawa would deliver a Stunner to Kanemura and both would tag out eventually leading to Buffalo scoring the win for the W*ING Monster Army after delivering a Lariat to Goshogawara for the win.
W*ING Kanemura would open the show for the Super Battle FMW on May 14, 2016 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring as they would hold a 6 Man Battle Royal with Kanemura winning it after last eliminating Kisarazu Clown with a Kinnoji Flash as Kanemura would be moved out of the main event matches for the promotion unless for special occasions as Kanemura's body would continue to break down as it would be a struggle to walk regularly. Kintaro Kanemura would then try to win back his WEW World Title for the Apache Army as they would run a show on May 15, 2016 at the Tokyo Kitazawa Town Hall against the champion Koji Kanemoto but Kanemura would not be able to defeat the former New Japan Junior Heavyweight as Kanemoto would end up making Kanemura tap out to an Ankle Lock as he would successfully defend the title for the first time.
The Kintaro Kanemura Retirement Tour would continue on June 19, 2016 at the Tokyo Kitasenju Theater 1010 as Kanemura and Tetsuhiro Kuroda would team up to take on former W*ING Monster Army member Kazunari Murakami and Tomohiko Hashimoto as the shoot style from Murakami would be something that Kanemura's body could not keep up with as Murakami would weaken him to allow Hashimoto to manage to put Kanemura away with an XCT for the pin.
The team of W*ING Kanemura, Katsunari Toi, Wild Seven and Raiden would team up on June 21, 2016 at Korakuen Hall for the opening match and only non barbed wire match on the show for the Super Battle FMW promotion as they would defeat the team of Gosaku Goshogawara, Pandita, Naoshi Sano and Shocker # 1 as Kanemura who would be the only that could get a reaction from the crowd would finish off Shocker # 1 with the Kinnoji Flash Death Valley Bomb for the pinfall as Kanemura would rush as fast as he could out of the ring just seconds after getting the win to leave the building.
Kintaro Kanemura would participate in a FMW Reunion match put on by the Apple Star promotion on June 26, 2016 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring as Kanemura would team up with Masao Orihara and Tetsuhiro Kuroda against Mr. Gannosuke, Koji Nakagawa, and Onryo as it would be the first time that Kanemura and Gannosuke would be facing off since Gannosuke had retired back in 2008 and came back in 2014. Kanemura and Gannosuke attack each other right at the start of the match and begin brawling in the crowd before making it back in the ring as Kanemura would end up going up against Onryo as Kanemura would deliver a Kinnoji Flash on Onryo with Gannosuke making the save. Kanemura and Gannosuke would end up brawling on the outside again and holding on to each other to prevent the other from breaking up a pinfall as Kuroda would end up hitting Nakagawa with a Lariat for the win. Kanemura would then get on the mic and ask Gannosuke to dance wit him. Gannosuke would sternly go right up to Kanemura's face and look him in the eyes before they would both end up kissing each other. All the wrestlers would then line up and begin to do the TNR Dance together as it would be the last time that Kanemura and Gannosuke would end up being in the same match together. Kanemura would be hanging out after the show outside when Jun Kasai who had wrestled earlier in the show was leaving. Kanemura would go up to Kasai and hug with Kasai reluctantly hugging back as it would be the first time the two had seen each other in 7 years as Kasai had stated he hated Kanemura for the sexual harassment incident and would never work for a promotion he had worked for.
Kintaro Kanemura would team up with Aja Kong on July 29, 2016 at the Tokyo Shiba Akatsuchi Park for the ZERO1 promotion as they would take on Masato Tanaka and Dynamite Kansai. Kanemura would start with Kansai and it would not go well as Kansai would get Kanemura on the mat and begin kicking him in the back hard. Kanemura would fight back and get Kansai down and begin giving her kicks to the back followed by headbutts which would fire Kansai up and give Kanemura a headbutt himself. Kansai would tag in Tanaka who would begin charging at Kanemura but Kanemura would catch him and give him a slam. Tanaka and Kanemura would begin exchanging forearms towards one another before Tanaka would smash him with an elbow and follow that up by delivering a Sliding D to Kanemura to get the win over Kanemura. Both Kanemura and Kansai would be presented with flowers for their upcoming retirements and they would all TNR Dance together.
The Kintaro Kanemura Retirement Tour would continue for the Apache Army on July 31, 2016 at the Osaka Taisho Okinawa Hall as Kanemura would team up with WEW World Champion Koji Kanemoto as they would take on Tetsuhiro Kuroda and Tomohiko Hashimoto with Kanemura picking up the win over Hashimoto after rotating his body to get his shoulders down on the mat for the three count and the victory. Kanemura and Kuroda afterwards would challenge Hi69 and HASEGAWA for the WEW Tag Team Titles for the following show in August.
Kintaro Kanemura would make his final appearance at the Yokohama Bunka Gym on August 11, 2016 and first for the Wrestle-1 promotion although he would not participate in the Weapons Hardcore 4 Way Tag Match between Jake Omen and Masayuki Kono against Jun Kasai and MIKAMI, TAJIRI Minoru Tanaka and TAJIRI, and Yuji Hino and Kazma Sakamoto as he would end up being one of the weapons used in the match and he would come out and begin attacking Kasai on the ramp with a chair followed by being put in a basket and being used as a battering ram as Omen and Kono would end up winning the match.
Kintaro Kanemura and Tetsuhiro Kuroda would challenge for the WEW Tag Team Titles on August 28, 2016 at the Tokyo Kitasenju Theater 1010 against Hi69 and HASEGAWA as Kanemura would be paired up against HASEGAWA for the entire match as HASEGAWA would go after Kanemura's legs and manage to roll him into a Crossface with Kuroda making the save for Kanemura. Kanemura would then pull out a blade and begin stabbing HASEGAWA in the forehead causing blood to begin pouring from HASEGAWA. The bloody HASEGAWA would make a come back and manage to slam Kanemura as well suplex him with Kuroda having to make the save again. HASEGAWA would manage to deliver a Death Valley Bomb on Kanemura but again Kuroda would make the save for his partner and allow Kanemura to deliver a Death Valley Bomb on HASEGAWA himself and pick up the win for his third WEW Tag Team Title reign all with Kuroda.
Kintaro Kanemura would team up with Raijin Yaguchi and Tomohiko Hashimoto for the joint Apache Army and Super Fireworks show on September 4, 2016 at the Shizuoka Hamamtsu Act City against Atsushi Onita, Hideki Hosaka, and HASEGAWA in a Exploding Barbed wire Baseball Bat Death Match. Kanemura and HASEGAWA would be paired up with Kanemura throwing HASEGAWA in the crowd with Hosaka coming over to help HASEGAWA. Kanemura would then make it back in the ring to help Hashimoto hold down Onita while Yaguchi would slam the exploding barbed wire bat into Onita. Kanemura would then turn on the exploding barbed wire bat himself while Yaguchi and Hashimoto would hold HASEGAWA with Kanemura smashing the exploding bat into HASEGAWA with such a loud noise taking place that Kanemura would have to hold his ears afterwards. Both Kanemura and Hashimoto would cover HASEGAWA but Hosaka would make the save. Hosaka would then setup Kanemura on the turnbuckle and deliver a hurricanrana followed by a splash off the top by HASEGAWA ON Kanemura. HASEGAWA would then turn on the exploding barbed wire bat with Onita handing it to him and Onita and Hosaka would send Kanemura into HASEGAWA as he would smash the exploding bat into him and HASEGAWA would cover Kanemura for the win.
Kintaro Kanemura would main event his last Super Battle FMW show at Korakuen Hall on September 24, 2016 as Kanemura would team up with W*ING Monster Army members Yoshihiro Takayama, Raijin Yaguchi, and NOSAWA Rongai as they would take on Atsushi Onita, Hideki Hosaka, Ricky Fuji, and Gosaku Goshogawara in a Scramble Bunkhouse Street Fight Barbed wire Board Death Match for Kanemura's last Tokyo Death Match. Kanemura would used a guitar to smash over Onita's head but it would be Onita's mess up that would cost the FMW team after Onita would accidentally spit red mist in Goshogawara's face allowing Kanemura to toss Onita out of the ring and smash a chair over Goshogawara's head and pick up the win. Kanemura would get on the mic and tell Onita he had finally bested him after all this time although he been a part of the winning team over Onita plenty of times despite never getting an actual pinfall over Onita. Onita and Kanemura would embrace afterwards and Onita did the TNR Dance along with everyone else for the first time to end the show.
The Apache Army would hold an emergency meeting on September 29, 2016 at Toudoukan in Suidobashi, Tokyo to announce that the promotion was closing and would be holding their last show on December 25, 2016 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. The move was expected with Kanemura's retirement due to him being the symbol of the promotion with HASEGAWA and Tomohiko Hashimoto they would be starting their own promotion in 2017 that would eventually be named the A-Team.
The Apache Army would run their third to last show on October 2, 2016 at the Tokyo Kitasenju Theater 1010 with Kintaro Kanemura and Tetsuhiro Kuroda defending their WEW Tag Team Titles against Tomohiko Hashimoto and Keisuke Okuda with Hashimoto managing to pick up the win over Kuroda with the XCT to take away the WEW Tag Team Titles from Kanemura and Kuroda making all three of their reigns last just a little over a month each. Kanemura would come out after the main event and challenge Koji Kanemoto one last time for the WEW World Title on the last Apache Army in December.
The Apache Army would then hold their second to last show on October 22, 2016 at the Nagoya Aichi Sportiva Arena with the team of Kintaro Kanemura, Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Hi69 and NOSAWA Rongai taking on the team of Atsushi Onita, Hideki Hosaka, HASEGAWA, and Takumi Sakurai with Kanemura picking up the win for his team after finishing off the younger Sakurai with a Death Valley Bomb for the win.
The W*ING Monster Army team of W*ING Kanemura, Raijin Yaguchi, Tomohiko Hashimoto, and NOSAWA Rongai would team up on October 23, 2016 at the Super Battle FMW's Nara Tawaramoto Seiwa Logistics Parking Lot show which would be reminiscent of the old FMW shows put on by Onita at the beginning that would take place in parking lots as they would take on the team of Atsushi Onita, Hideki Hosaka, Hi69, and HASEGAWA in a Exploding Onibo Death Match with Kanemura managing to avoid any explosive bumps from the Onibo but instead Hashimoto would end up taking one from Onita with Onita managing to pick up the win afterwards as a result.
Kintaro Kanemura would appear for his last ZERO1 show on November 6, 2016 at Korakuen Hall as he would team up with Masato Tanaka to take on Shinjiro Otani and Tatsuhito Takaiwa. Kanemura and Otani would start as the two would begin exchanging chops with one another until Kanemura would scream in pain and tag out to Tanaka. Tanaka would end up setting up a table on the outside and placing Takaiwa with Kanemura coming off the turnbuckle and sending Takaiwa through the table. Tanaka and Otani would then square off with Otani placing Tanaka in the turnbuckle and begin kicking him in the face but as he would go for his signature across the ring kick to the face into the turnbuckle spot he would see Kanemura on the outside and instead shoot for him and smash Kanemura in the face causing Kanemura to go flying near the crowd. Kanemura would make it back in the ring and face off against Takaiwa with Takaiwa trying to powerbomb Kanemura but Kanemura trying to reverse it and send Takaiwa back but Kanemura would not have the power to fully get Takaiwa over and the spot would look bad but Tanaka would still in and smash Takaiwa with a Sliding D with Kanemura making the cover but Takaiwa managing to kick out. Takaiwa would get up and pick Kanemura up for a Death Valley Bomb with Kanemura managing to kick out. Takaiwa would pick up Kanemura again to go for it but Kanemura would slide out and roll Takaiwa up for a Samson Clutch to get the win over Takaiwa. Kanemura would get on the mic and thank ZERO1 for booking him regularly after FMW closed down in 2002 as all four would get together and do the TNR Dance together.
Kintaro Kanemura would team up with Tomohiko Hashimoto for his final Super Battle FMW show at Korakuen Hall on November 24, 2016 as they would take on the team of Masato Tanaka and Ken Oka in a Hardcore Match. Kanemura would state before hand that he would want the match to represent yester year with his eternal rival Masato Tanaka. Kanemura would start off early in the match by sending Tanaka through a table to the outside. Kanemura would then mix it up with Oka who would dive off the top turnbuckle and deliver a drop kick to Kanemura with Tanaka following it up but delivering a Tornado DDT to Kanemura. Hashimoto would come in but would not fair much better as he would end up getting hit with the Sliding D and get pinned by Tanaka for the win with Kanemura congratulating Tanaka on the win and then hugging Hashimoto.
Kintaro Kanemura would go up against Masato Tanaka in a match for the final time on December 7, 2016 at the Osaka Prefectural Gym for the Kumamoto Reconstruction Charity Dream show. Kanemura would team up with Yoshihiro Takayama and Buffalo against Atsushi Onita, Masato Tanaka, and Hideki Hosaka in a Exploding Barbed wire Baseball Bat Death Match. Kanemura would be the first to use the exploding bat after placing Onita on a chair and smashing him across the chest with the bat causing an explosion so hard it not only would knock Onita off the chair but it would knock down Takayama and Buffalo who were holding him down on the chair. Onita would come back and spit red mist in Kanemura's face as Kanemura would be attempting to hit Onita with a chair. Takayama would then grab Onita but Onita would deliver a Stunner to him and Hosaka would follow that up by delivering a hurricanrana to Kanemura for the last time with Tanaka following that up by hitting his final Super Fly Splash on Kanemura with Kanemura kicking out. Onita would then grab the bat and turn on the explosives and hit Kanemura with it and that would be enough for Onita to pin Kanemura for the final. Kanemura would embrace Onita and Tanaka afterwards as it would be the final time being in a match against Tanaka after 22 years as everyone in the match would do the TNR Dance with Kanemura crying during it together to end the show.
Kintaro Kanemura would face off against Atsushi Onita in his final Death Match of his career on December 11, 2016 for Mr. Pogo's WWS promotion in Gunma with Pogo being unable to compete due to injury he would have his W*ING team of Kintaro Kanemura, Hideki Hosaka, a pupil going by the name Great Pogo dressed up as him and Banji Takeda against Atsushi Onita, Katsunori Toi, Masayoshi Motegi, and Naoya Takase in a Exploding Onibo Barbed wire Board Death Match with Onita using the exploding Onibo on Takada to get the pin for the win in the final match after 22 years between Onita and Kanemura and the final Death Match of Kanemura's career.
Kintaro Kanemura would participate for a promotion called Batsocafe on December 12, 2016 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. Kanemura would main event the show against the promoter Yuiga in a Hardcore Match as she wanted one match with Kanemura before he retired with Kanemura getting the win after smashing her in the head with a chair before getting the pin. Kanemura would thank Yuiga after the match and call her the Hardcore Queen. Yuiga stated she had never danced to Kanemura's song before and wanted to dance with everyone on the show. Takashi Sasaki and GENTARO who were dressed in their NANGO and BENTEN gimmicks along with Toru Sugiura who had wrestled earlier on the show would come to the ring. Kanemura would go up to Takashi Sasaki and apologize for everything that happened nearly 9 years ago with the sexual harassment scandal forcing Takashi Sasaki to take over the Apache Army and then eventually close the promotion and start up FREEDOMS. Takashi Sasaki would accept the apology with Kanemura embracing Sasaki and GENTARO which would then lead to all the wrestlers ending the show dancing together. The FREEDOMS wrestlers would agree to participate on his retirement show but would not be available for the retirement ceremony at the end of the show due to them having their own party that night.
W*ING Kanemura's last match under the W*ING name would take place at the Super Battle FMW on December 23, 2016 at the Takamatsu Symbol Tower Exhibition Hall. Kanemura would compete in his last Death Match while teaming up with the FMW side of Atsushi Onita, Masato Tanaka, and Hideki Hosaka against Raijin Yaguchi, Tomohiko Hashimoto, NOSAWA Rongai, and Buffalo in a Barbed wire Board Death Match. Onita during the match would end up taking a double Brainbuster by Yaguchi and Hashimoto which would result in such pain for Onita that he would pass out during the match. Tanaka would improvise and end up getting the fall over NOSAWA after hitting him with the Sliding D. Onita would end up waking up and manage to stand up and do the planned TNR Brief Brother Dance to end the show. Onita would go back to the waiting room where and ambulance would be called and Onita would be transferred to a Takamatsu hospital where they would examine that he had suffered an iliac crest fracture which is the the lower back bone on your sides in your pelvis region with a diagnosis of two months out with the injury.
Kintaro Kanemura would challenge for the WEW World Heavyweight Title against Koji Kanemoto in the semi-main event of the final Apache Army show on December 25, 2016 at the Shin-Kiba 1st Ring. Kanemura and Kanemoto would begin exchanging chops with another with Kanemoto delivering a spinning heel kick to Kanemura and grabbing him by the ankle for the Ankle Lock with Kanemura grabbing the referee and throwing him on Kanemoto to break the move. Kanemura would then set up Kanemoto and deliver a kick to the back. Kanemura would attempt to deliver a German Suplex but Kanemoto would get reverse and get behind him to attempt to deliver one instead with Kanemura kicking Kanemoto low and going under with the Samson Clutch for the victory for his sixth and final title reign. Atsushi Onita would end up competing in the main event of the show barely being able to stand up after just two days from his injury that was suppose to keep him out for two months. Kintaro Kanemura would come out after the main event with everyone as everyone would do the TNR Dance as the end of the Apache Army name after 13 years would come to an end.
Kintaro Kanemura would promote his retirement show entitled Kintaro Kanemura: The Final Die Hard show on December 27, 2016 at Korakuen Hall for Kintaro Kanemura's final match teaming with friends Masato Tanaka and Tetsuhiro Kuroda against the team of Daisuke Sekimoto, Kohei Sato, and Yuji Hino with Hino replacing Shingo Takagi who was originally suppose to be in the match but would be booked for a Dragon Gate show instead.
Kintaro Kanemura would come out to "Come out and Play" by the Offspring for the final time along with Masato Tanaka and Tetsuhiro Kuroda as they would come out from the crowd to begin the TNR Brief Brother Dance. Kanemura with his WEW Heavyweight Championship, Tanaka, and Kuroda made their way to the ring and danced in the ring as an entrance for the final time. Kanemura played one last trick as everyone would expect his name to be the last name introduced by the ring announcer but everyone would be thrown off as Masato Tanaka would be introduced first, then Kanemura to the surprise of everyone, and finally Tetsuhiro Kuroda to the amusement of the crowd with Shinjuku Shark sitting at ringside finding it hilarious.
Kanemura would start off with Daisuke Sekimoto who he had remained great friends with since leaving Big Japan in 2008. The start of the match was a call back to their Tokyo Dome match back on May 2, 2002 in New Japan where Kanemura defeated the young Sekimoto. Sekimoto this time much would be much stronger as the two chopped each others chest while Big Japan President Eiji Tosaka watched on as this would also be the first time he would be present for a Kanemura match since Kanemura's exit of Big Japan. Sekimoto would tag in Yuji Hino and deliver a Brainbuster to Kanemura. Kuroda would come in and help out Kanemura as they would shoulder block Hino down and then kiss each other over Hino's body one last time.
Hino would get back up and chop Kanemura hard across the chest and then deliver his own standing Bakku YAMA Senton on to Kanemura. Tanaka and Kuroda would come in and help out Kanemura by taking the match to the outside and setting up tables where Kanemura and Tanaka would deliver dueling table dives sending Sato and Hino through the tables. Kuroda would take Hino into the crowd where he would deliver a running lariat through the crowd. Sekimoto would grab a piece of the broken table and bring Kanemura back in the ring and smash a piece of the table over Kanemura's head. Kanemura would make a come back and would grab the piece of table and smash Sekimoto over the head with the table piece. Kanemura and Tanaka would then go after Hino who would then grab both of them and suplex both Kanemura and Tanaka at the same time. Sekimoto would then come in and nail Kanemura with a lariat with Sato following that with a Piledriver to Kanemura and then Hino would come off the top rope with his own Frog Splash. Sekimoto would go in for in the kill with Kanemura looking done and come at Kanemura with another lariat and then finally finish Kanemura off with a German Suplex for the win.
Kintaro Kanemura would then get up and look at Sekimoto and smile before shaking his hand and hugging his long time friend as they would begin the retirement ceremony. Referee Goro Anoeza who had refereed the match would be the first to present Kanemura with a present with a Transformer figure which is one of Kanemura's favorite toys. Kanemura would respond out loud "I have this already!" Ikuto Hidaka who traveled with Kanemura in the United States in ECW back in 1999 would come to the ring and present Kanemura with a souvenir of their times in ECW. Ryuji Yamakawa would be next who first feuded with Kanemura back in Big Japan and FMW over the WEW Hardcore Title back in 2000 before forming a tag team and winning the WEW Hardcore Tag Team Titles before Ryuji Yamakawa would suffer a bad head bump in a match. Kanemura and Yamakawa would embrace with Yamakawa presenting Kanemura with a memorabilia present.
Mitsuhiro Matsunaga would then come out next to shake Kanemura's hand out of respect for his 26 year long career. Yoji Anjo would then also come out to shake Kanemura's hand. Riki Choshu's theme would then begin to play as everyone would get up thinking that Choshu was about to come out but it would just end up being RG to the disappointment of everyone including Kanemura who would laugh it off. Atsushi Onita would be the final guest to show up. Onita who would not be able to compete because of his lower pelvis injury suffered four days earlier would come to the ring in a cain. Onita would be helped up in to the ring and hug Kanemura. Onita would then tell Kanemura that they have had their issues in the past but it really was a pleasure all this time.
Kanemura would then stand in the middle ring as the bell would ring 10 times in memory of his 26 year career starting back on December 20, 1990. Streamers would be thrown in the ring and Tanaka and Kuroda who had stayed in the ring would do one last TNR Brief Brother Dance to Come out and Play by the Offspring as Mr. Gannosuke, Shinjuku Shark, Raijin Yaguchi, and Kohei Sato would watch on from ringside and dance along with the song one final time. Kodo Fuyuki's "Shoot It '95" theme would then begin to play as Kanemura would hold up his WEW World Heavyweight Title among all the streamers and then place it down as a sign of retiring the title to end the 17 year run of the title. Kanemura would then hug Tanaka and Kuroda before leaving no longer an active professional wrestler.
Just days following his retirement match Kanemura would begin to feel numbness in his left knee to a point where the pain became severe. He visited a doctor and had an MRI done where it was discovered he had suffered lumbar vertebrae damage which is the spinal area around by rib cage and the pelvis. The injury was resulting in nerve damage and the pain in the knee that made it too difficult for Kanemura to walk on his own. This would be second time that Kanemura has suffered nerve damage as back since 2012 he one day just lost the feelings in his hands and feet. Kanemura would be issued a cane which he showed off in public for the first time as he along with Masato Tanaka met up with Steve Corino and Kevin Kelly on January 6, 2017 at the Tokyo Dome Hotel where they went and got dinner together before taking pictures with one another.
Kintaro Kanemura's old W*ING friend Mickey Ibaragi would promote a special sit down for fans to meet and listen to Kintaro Kanemura on June 24, 2017 at Toudoukan in Suidobashi, Tokyo. The event would take place just one day following Kanemura's long time friend Mr. Pogo's death following a stroke so the event would start with a one minute silent prayer in Mr. Pogo's memory. Mr. Pogo would become the main theme of the event. Kanemura would tell the fans that Pogo was a mentor while streaming footage of a W*ING match between Mr. Pogo and Kanemura would be playing from 1992. Kanemura would mention that the match would bring back a lot of nostalgic memories. Kanemura would state that he would pray for Mr. Pogo's soul from the bottom of his heart. Kanemura would tell the fans that he had no regrets and was satisfied with choosing to become a professional wrestler while smiling. Kanemura was suppose to bring the Kodo Fuyuki robe for pictures but it would be revealed that he no longer had possession of it and would instead wear his W*ING bomber jacket and let the fans place the WEW World Title across their shoulder.
Kintaro Kanemura is now transitioning into a different stage of his life without wrestling but wrestling will always stay with him due to the damage his body went through for over 26 years and the needing of a cain in his 40's shows that. Kanemura got a job at a night club following his retirement but that job did not work out and he has started up a regular every day job that he already hates. But money will always be an issue for Kanemura as he did not save during his career and instead spent a lot of it going to expensive love hotels every night where there was a different girl every night waiting for him in the room when he got there. Kanemura also lost a lot of money as a result of the sexual harassment scandal and lost many bookings as a result as well as a hurt reputation. Kanemura also has to deal with high blood pressure and needing to take medication for it every day, he is also needing to get plastic surgery for the scars all over his body, as well as going to the doctor for brain inspection to see the level of brain damage he has suffered resulting in his motor nerve damage which is making it hard for him to walk these days.
I had the chance to get to see Kintaro Kanemura wrestle four times live in 2008, 2012, and 2016. The last time seeing him live was also the first time that I ever got to interact with him and take this picture. There was an intimidating aura around him that I can see that would result in his equals like Mr. Gannosuke not wanting to deal with after so long. But he came up to me and asked me if I was a fan and I told him I was. For all his personality flaws there is really a young boy inside him just wanting everyone to like him and he is willing to do almost anything for it.
I have spent so many hours watching and covering him over for almost two decades and he has brought so much joy to me throughout my life watching him. Not many people love professional wrestling like Kanemura does. He gave his body for it and was still able to put on a good performance way after he should have been able to considering what he did to his body. He went from a Death Match worker in W*ING that was known as a good bleeder to an excellent worker in FMW. It is a shame that he made very poor life decisions and alienated many of his friends throughout his career. But he has seemed to really try and turn over a new leaf with his life and hopefully he will be able to enjoy his new life away from wrestling and he can recover as much as possible from the injuries that his body has gone through. I hope this biography of his entire career will help people always remember Kouhiro "Yukihiro/W*ING/Kintaro" Kanemura.
PNW Heavyweight Champion
Defeated: The Grappler Lynn 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
WEW World Heavyweight Championship
Defeated: Tetsuhiro Kuroda 9/1/13
Lost to: Tomohiko Hashimoto 11/15/15
FMW 6 Man Street Fight Tag Team Championship w/ Raijin Yaguchi & Tomohiko Hashimoto
Defeated: Atsushi Onita & Masato Tanaka & Hideki Hosaka 1/24/16
Lost to: Atsushi Onita & Hideki Hosaka & Sean Guinness 2/26/16
WEW Tag Team Championship w/ Tetsuhiro Kuroda
Defeated: Hi69 & HASEGAWA 8/28/16
Lost to: Tomohiko Hashimoto & Keisuke Okuda 10/2/16
WEW World Heavyweight Championship
Defeated: Koji Kanemoto 12/25/16
Retired on 12/27/16
Last updated: 6/28/2017