News Listings for November 11, 2016


All the teams and matches are now officially set for the “World’s Strongest Tag League” that will be taking place throughout the month of December.

Kendo Kashin was announced to be Akiyama partner for the league which has then lead to the card being publicly released. Among the extra additions to the tour will be the PWF President Dory Funk Jr. will be present and competing on the early December shows.

You can check out the cards through the link below…

AJPW Event Cards for November & December 2016


~ A special deathmatch between Isami Kodaka vs. Takayuki Ueki was announced for the 1/4 show at the Shinkiba 1stRING.


~ The upcoming show on the 17th had some updates in regards to the format for the deathmatches for the show. The main event of course will feature the next challenger determined for the KFC singles belt which is held by Violento Jack.

FREEDOMS “The Winger 25th Anniversary Show”, 11/17/2016 [Thu] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(-)  Rikidozan 3rd Generation 7 Match Series ~ 6th Match: Isami Kodaka vs. Chikara (RikiEnterprise)

(-) The Winger 25th Anniversary Match: The Winger vs. TAJIRI

(-) TLC Deathmatch: Violento Jack, Takashi Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa vs. Jun Kasai, Masashi Takeda & Kenji Fukimoto

(-) UWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] GENTARO vs. [Challenger] Meido Xtremo
~ 2nd title defense.

(-) KING of FREEDOM WORLD TAG CHAMPIONSHIP Match: [11th Champions] Yuya Susumu & HAYATA (DOVE) vs. [Challengers] Mammoth Sasaki & Toru Sugiura
~ 3rd title defense.

(-) KFC Contendership Decision ~ Fluorescent Lighttube & Ladder + Alpha Deathmatch: Daisuke Masaoka vs. Yuko Miyamoto


~ It was announced that Yuma will be taking a break for a month as he looks to take a break from the ring and rethink his path as a wrestler. [Of course this all being announced in a comedic manner, which is a staple of his. Though maybe changing? We will see I guess.]


~ The full event card was announced for the next VKF show on November 23 in Osaka. The show will feature a potentially solid main event of Koji Kanemoto and Shuichiro Katsumura taking on the Osaka Maskman combination of Masamune & Tsubasa.

VKF Pro-Wrestling “GRAP the Next STAGE ~ Emiri Retirement Show”, 11/23/2016 [Wed] 17:30 @ Minatoku-min Center in Osaka

() Kyu Mogami [K-DOJO] & Joji Otani [GUTS] vs. Yuto Kikuchi [Doutonbori] & VKF Machine
() Chinsuke Nakamura vs. Suganuma Hengen X
() Drake Morimatsu vs. Tomoko Watanabe
() MIYAWAKI [FREE] vs. Mineo Fujita [FREE]
() Yasu & Hide Kubota [both FREE] vs. Katsumi Oribe & TORU [both Doutonbori]
() Yuya Susumu [FREEDOMS] vs. Takaku Fuke [Pancrase MISSION]
() Shigehiro Irie [DDT] vs. Kazuaki Mihara [Doutonbori]
() Gao [FREE] & Naoki Tanizaki [DG] vs. Scorpio Sky & GENTARO [FREEDOMS]
() Koji Kanemoto [FREE] & Shuichiro Katsumura [Kachofugetsu] vs. Masamune & Tsubasa [both FREE]


~ Koji Doi and Kumagoro announced that they will be hosting their own self-produce show on January 25. The up-and-comers from W-1 announced that they will be taking on “Strong BJ” Daisuke Sekimoto and Yuji Okabayashi in the main event of the show.

Koji Doi & Kumagoro Self-Produce “New Year Fighting Festival”, 1/25/2016 [Wed] 19:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo

(-) Koji Doi & Kumagoro vs. Daisuke Sekimoto and Yuji Okabayashi

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About BushidoRX

I have been following Japanese Pro Wrestling for 20 years now and I have also been doing some form of covering it either in news or results for nearly 15 years as well. I got my start in promotions like AJPW, NJPW, FMW and Michinoku Pro. With All Japan being my go to promotion till this very day. Throughout the years I have followed All Japan more closely than any of the others out there, and thus I have taken it upon myself to keep people informed with what is happening all throughout sport in Japan. If it does not appear on the news feed I either do not follow it closely enough to relate the information or it just not my go to promotion in general. Follow Puroresu Spirit, which is my personal site, as I do my best to keep you all informed with what is happening in the land of the rising sun.

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