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12 professional wrestling legends take over Japanese coffee cans in tag team collaboration

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By grape Japan

Asahi's popular coffee brand Wonda is no stranger to decorating the labels of its cans in collaborations, seen previously with "One Piece" and "Attack on Titan" and legendary J-rocker Yoshiki mashups.

This time Wonda coffee will be turning it's attention to the squared circle, tag-teaming with both convenience store FamilyMart and Japanese weekly professional wrestling Weekly Pro-Wrestling (Shuukan Purowrestling, often called ShuPro for short). The cans will feature covers from the magazine that highlight 12 legendary wrestlers in Japan from the 1980s and 1990s.

The lineup of 12 wrestler-decorated Wonda Morning Shot cans is part of FamilyMart's 40th year anniversary celebration and features some of the biggest names in the history of wrestling in Japan.

Left: Tiger Mask II, Stan Hansen, Akira Maeda, Masakatsu Funaki, Genichiro Tenryu, and Jumbo Tsuruta.

Right: Kenta Kobashi, Manami Toyota, Giant Baba, Tatsumi Fujinami, Shinya Hashimoto, and Misawa Mitsuharu.

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Those who purchase using the FamiMa app and collect FamiMa Stamps (between Feb 8 and March 11), can get a chance at receiving special gifts including a T-shirt, pack of coffee, pro-wrestling cards, and even a signed letter from Japanese wrestling legend Genichiro Tenryu, who is the official spokesperson for the campaign. More information on the prizes and campaign can be found at the official website.

The cans will be available at FamilyMart convenience stores across Japan beginning Feb 8.

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Never thought old pro-wresting stars still had this kind of pull, right now the sport lacks promotion almost completely except for the couple of wrestlers that appear now and then in variety shows. Maybe somebody important in Asahi is a fan and was convinced easily to approve it.

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where's Jackie Sato?! Monster Ripper?! Tenjin Masami?!

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