More matches were added to the October tour of shows.
Including an Asia Tag match between Aoki and Hikaru taking on Nagai and Minamino on 10/9. This will mark the challengers first official match since proclaiming their new group as “DARK NIGHTMARE” as Nagai looks to make his presence known in an All Japan ring. Though following that match the winners will then move on to defend the belts on 10/15 against Atsushi Maruyama and Masashi Takeda.
Then the full card for the AJ PHOENIX show on 10/25 was also announced. Among the card is the now freelance Yasufumi Nakanoue competing in an All Japan ring for the first time in over 3 years after leaving the promotion back in 2013 (W-1 Exodus). He will team with Kento Miyahara to take on the team of Hideyoshi Kamitani & Daichi Hashimoto.
AJ PHOENIX vol. 5, 10/25/2016 [Tue] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
(1) Yohei Nakajima & Masashi Takeda [U-FILE] vs. Ryuichi Kawakami & Toshiyuki Sakuda [both BJW]
(2) Hikaru Sato [Pancrase MISSION] & Takayuki Ueki [BJW] vs. Kazuki Hashimoto & Koji Iwamoto [Sportiva]
(3) Atsushi Aoki & Yuji Okabayashi [BJW] vs. Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW] & Fuminori Abe [Sportiva]
(4) Kento Miyahara & Yasufumi Nakanoue [FREE] vs. Hideyoshi Kamitani & Daichi Hashimoto [both BJW]
(5) Naoya Nomura & Yuma Aoyagi vs. Kazumi Kikuta & Takuya Nomura [both BJW]
(6) Jake Lee vs. Yoshihisa Uto [BJW]
~ Matches were announced for the 10/16 show in Osaka. The main event for the show will feature a HEAVY METAL showdown as the four members of the group will clash in a special tag match.
Pro Wrestling BASARA, 10/16/2016 [Sun] 17:30 @ Azalea Taisho Hall in Osaka
() Goma Ryu vs. Daichi Kazato
() Hardcore Match: Isami Kodaka vs. GUNSO (DOVE)
() Osaka Metal Festival: FUMA & HAYATA (DOVE) vs. Yusuke Kubo & Madoka (FREE)
~ Most of the quarter final matches for the on-going “Saikyo Tag League” are now set as part of the October 14 card was released.
BJW “Saikyo Tag League ~ Quarter Finals”, 10/14/2016 [Fri] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() Kazuki Hashimoto vs. (to be announced)
() Yasufumi Nakanoue [FREE], Ryuichi Kawakami & Kazuki Kikuta vs. Hideki Suzuki [FREE], Yoshihisa Uto & Takuya Nomura
() Saikyo Tag Strong Block Quarter Finals: [B BLOCK #1] Akebono & Ryota Hama vs. [A BLOCK #2] Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi
() Saikyo Tag Strong Block Quarter Finals: [A BLOCK #1] Kohei Sato & Shuji Ishikawa vs. [B BLOCK #2] Hideyoshi Kamitani & Daichi Hashimoto
() Saikyo Tag Death Block Quarter Finals: [B BLOCK #1] vs. [A BLOCK #2] (Winners of 10/9 match)
() Saikyo Tag Death Block Quarter Finals: [A BLOCK #1] Takayuki Ueki & Masaya Takahashi vs. [B BLOCK #1]
~ The full card was announced for the 10/8, 10/9, and 10/10 shows, though it was also mentioned that Shunma Katsumata suffered a right elbow injury and will miss all upcoming shows. Among the additions is Takeshita, Honda, and Bailey receiving a shot at the KO-D 6 Tag belts on 10/10.
“Saitama Slam! vol. 15”, 10/8/2016 [Sat] 17:00 @ Kasukabe Fureai Cube in Saitama
() King of Dark Championship, Tag Match: [Champion] Nobuhiro Shimatani & Akai Saki vs. Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Cherry
() 3WAY Match: Soma Takao vs. Keisuke Ishii vs. Kouki Iwasaki
() Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Mizuki Watase vs. Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda & Mike Bailey
() Yoshihiro Takayama & Kazusada Higuchi vs. Toru Owashi & Yasu Urano
() Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie vs. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi
() Smile Squash vs DAMNATION : HARASHIMA & Akito vs. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
() LiLiCo Boyfriend Decision 4WAY Match: Kazuki Hirata vs. X vs. XX vs. XXX
DDT “Sapporo Pro-Wrestling Festa 2016 ~ DDT Uni”, 10/9/2016 [Sun] 20:00 @ Sapporo Sasukino Mars Gym in Hokkaido
() King of Dark Championship Match: (to be determined)
() Nobuhiro Shimatani vs. Mizuki Watase
() Soma Takao vs. Guanchulo
() 3WAY Match: Kazusada Higuchi vs. Akito vs. Masahiro Takanashi
() Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda & Mike Bailey vs. Makoto Oishi, Tomoya & Koji Yoshida
() Dick Togo & Yasu Urano vs. Toru Uwashi & Kazuki Hirata
() Yoshihiro Takayama & Kouki Iwasaki vs. KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi
() Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie vs. Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii
(-) KO-D Tag Championship Match: [Champions] HARASHIMA & Yuko Miyamoto vs. [Challengers] Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo
DDT “Sapporo Pro-Wrestling Festa 2016 ~ DDT Kani”, 10/10/2016 [Mon] 14:00 @ Sapporo Sasukino Mars Gym in Hokkaido
() 3WAY Match: Soma Takao vs. Makoto Oishi vs. Yasu Urano
() Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata & Guanchulo vs. Keisuke Ishii, Akito & Koji Yoshida
() Shuji Ishikawa vs. Kouki Iwasak
() DDT EXTREME Championship Match: [Champion] Danshoku Dino vs. [Challeneger] Sanshiro Takagi
() HARASHIMA, Tomoya & Daiki Shimomura vs. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
() Super Legend Army vs DNA Army: Yoshihiro Takayama & Dick Togo vs. Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase
() KO-D 6 Man Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie vs. [Challengers] Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda & Mike Bailey
DRAGON GATE NEWS
~ Susumu & Kagetora will be defending the Twin Gate belts against CIMA and Dragon Kid on 11/3 in Osaka.
TOKYO GURENTAI NEWS
~ NOSAWA Rongai formally announced it to be official that he will be challenging Mil Mascara for the IWA World Heavyweight Championship on 11/28 at the Korakuen Hall.
Tokyo Gurentai “TOKYO DREAM 2016”, 11/28/2016 [Mon] 18:45 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) IWA World Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Mil Mascaras vs. [Challenger] NOSAWA Rongai
~ The full card was announced for the 10/16 show in Yokohama. The show will be produced by KAI.
WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2016 UPDRAFT, 10/16/2016 [Sun] 14:00 @ Yokohama City Hodogaya Sports Center in Kanagawa
() Seiki Yoshioka vs. Kohei Fujimura
() Hiroki Murase & Masayuki Mitomi vs. Shuji Kondo & NOSAWA Rongai
() Jay Freddie vs. Shota vs. Amigo Suzuki
() Kaz Hayashi & Kotaro Suzuki [FREE] vs. Yusuke Kodama & Andy Wu
() Akebono [Oudou], Daiki Inaba & Kumagoro vs. Masayuki Kono, Yuji Hino & MAZADA
() TAJIRI [FREE] & Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio vs. Shu & Kei Brahman [both FREE]
() KAI & Koji Doi vs. Manabu Soya & Daisuke Sekimoto [BJW]
A special show was announced to be held for Masa Saito who has been battling the effects of Parkinson’s disease for the last several years.
The show is being billed “STRONG STYLE HISTORY ~ Go for Broke! Forever ~” and will be held on December 2 at the Osaka Joro Ward Community Center. The event will be produced by Fumihiko Kamii who has been close to Saito since the 1980′s. Kamii also being the man behind the “Battle of Ganryujima” which took place between Antonio Inoki and Masa Saito on October 4, 1987.
Much of the proceeds of the event will go towards the aid of Masa Saito following the costs of the show which include the venue, ring, and talent.
“STRONG STYLE HISTORY ~ Go for Broke! Forever ~”, 12/2/2016 [Fri] 17:30 @ Joto Ward Community Center in Osaka
Announced to be involved…
Crazy Tsuchiya with Michiko Omukai
Plus two more secret guests…
Also expected to be present…
Masa Saito and his wife Machiko Saito
1st Generation Tiger Mask
Miyama Kamen (Masahito Kakihara) and his eldest son as Stag Ninja