Joe Doering has arrived in Japan just days before the Ryogoku show on November 27.
If you may not have heard, Joe was diagnosed with a malignant tumor back in March of this year. This kept him from competing in the “2016 Champion Carnival” which he was initially scheduled to compete. He underwent a successful surgery and began his road to recovery.
Today Joe arrived back in Japan for the first time a little over a year as he greeted his fellow Evolution teammates with smiles and handshakes. Joe is eager for the upcoming big show as he is in full support of his teammates being victorious in their scheduled matches.
As for Joe himself, he appears in good form and very positive regardless of all that he has been going through. He is very happy to be back in Japan and just wants to see All Japan continue to rise to their former glory.
~ Another match was announced for the upcoming Korakuen Hall show on December 25. The match will see “IRON PRIEST” trio taking on the team of “Crazy Monkey” Jun Kasai and the “Suicide Boyz” team of MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba.
Pro-Wrestling BASARA, 12/25/2016 [Sun] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() What is METAL? ~ What is a Real Metal Wrestler? ~ : FUMA, Madoka & Yusuke Kubo vs. Jun Kasai, MIKAMI & Tanomusaku Toba
() Takumi Tsukamoto vs. Trans★Arm Ryuichi (BJW)
() Yokohama Shopping Street 6 Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Abdullah Kobayashi, Takayuki Ueki & Masaya Takahashi vs. [Challengers] Koji Kanemoto, Ryuichi Sekine & Kotaro Nasu
() SAGAT vs. Jun Akiyama (AJPW)
(-) 6th Generation Union MAX Championship Decision Match: Isami Kodaka vs. Trans★Arm Hiroshi
~ Big Japan announced the event cards for some of the main shows throughout the month of December. Among the events is the big Yokohama show on December 18 which will feature the BJW Deathmatch and World Strong in defense with a double main event.
BJW, 12/6/2016 [Tue] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
(1) Ryuji Ito, Shu & Kei Brahman vs. Tsutomu Oosugi, Hercules Senga & Shinobu
(2) Deathmatch: Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka vs. Masashi Takeda & Toshiyuki Sakuda
(3) Kazuki Hashimoto & Takuya Nomura vs. Daichi Hashimoto & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
(4) Hideyoshi Kamitani, Ryota Hama & Kazuhiro Tamura vs. Daisuke Sekimoto, Ryuichi Kawakami & Yasufumi Nakanoue
(5) Yuji Okabayashi vs. Yoshihisa Uto
(6) Deathmatch: Kankuro Hoshino, Jaki Numazawa & Takumi Tsukamoto vs. Abdullah Kobayashi, Takayuki Ueki & Masaya Takahashi
BJW “Kumamoto Charity Show”, 12/10/2016 [Sat] @ Mizushi-machi Yoshimatsu Gymnasium in Kagoshima
(1) Tsutomu Oosugi & Hercules Senga vs. Atsushi Maruyama & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
(2) Kazuki Hashimoto & Takuya Nomura vs. Daichi Hashimoto & Kazumi Kikuta
(3) Ryuichi Kawakami vs. Yoshihisa Uto
(4) Hideyoshi Kamitani & Yasufumi Nakanoue vs. Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi
(5) Ryuji Ito & Toshiyuki Sakuda vs. Shu & Kei Brahman
(6) Deathmatch: Kankuro Hoshino, Yuko Miyamoto & Masashi Takeda vs. Abdullah Kobayashi, Takayuki Ueki & Masaya Takahashi
BJW, 12/11/2016 [Sun] 18:00 @ Hakata StarLanes in Fukuoka
(1) Tsutomu Oosugi & Hercules Senga vs. Atsushi Maruyama & Kazuki Hashimoto
(2) Ryuji Ito, Yuko Miyamoto & Sakigake vs. Shu Brahmna, Kei Brahman & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
(3) Shuji Ishikawa & Yasufumi Nakanoue vs. Yoshihisa Uto & Takuya Nomura
(4) Deathmatch: Kankuro Hoshino & Jaki Numazawa vs. Abdullah Kobayashi & Minoru Fujita
(5) Deathmatch: Masashi Takeda & Toshiyuki Sakuda vs. Takayuki Ueki & Masaya Takahashi
(6) Hideyoshi Kamitani, Ryota Hama & Daichi Hashimoto vs. Daisuke Sekimoto, Yuji Okabayashi & Ryuichi Kawakami
BJW “Hiroshima “Nekkyo / Enthusiastic” Pro-Wrestling”, 12/12/2016 [Mon] 18:30 @ Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Hall, East Building
(1) Ryuichi Kawakami & Yasufumi Nakanoue vs. Kazumi Kikuta & Takuya Nomura
(2) Kankuro Hoshino & Jaki Numazawa vs. Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Kota Sekifuda
(3) Tsutomu Oosugi & Hercules Senga vs. Atsushi Maruyama & Kazuki Hashimoto
(4) Abdullah Kobayashi, Takayuki Ueki & Masaya Takahashi vs. Shu Brahman, Kei Brahman & Toshiyuki Sakuda
(5) Hideyoshi Kamitani, Ryota Hama & Daichi Hashimoto vs. Daisuke Sekimoto, Yuji Okabayashi & Yoshihisa Uto
(6) Sakigake BJW Retirement Match: Yuko Miyamoto & Sakigake vs. Ryuji Ito & Masashi Takeda
BJW “BIG JAPAN DEATH VEGAS”, 12/18/2016 [Sun] 15:00 @ Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium in Kanagawa
(1) Yuji Okabayashi & Yasufumi Nakanoue (FREE) vs. Yoshihisa Uto & Kazumi Kikuta
(2) Tsutomu Oosugi, Hercules Senga, Atsushi Maruyama (FREE) & Shinobu vs. Shu Brahman, Kei Brahman, Jaki Numazawa & Tatsuhiko Yoshino (GUTS)
(3) Deathmatch: Masashi Takeda (U-FILE) & Takumi Tsukamoto (BASARA) vs. Takayuki Ueki & Masaya Takahashi (ASUKA)
(4) Ryota Hama (FREE) & Daichi Hashimoto vs. Ryuichi Kawakami & Kazuki Hashimoto
(5) Deathmatch: Ryuji Ito & Toshiyuki Sakuda vs. Yuko Miyamoto (666) & Isami Kodaka (BASARA)
(6) Kohei Sato (ZERO1) & Shuji Ishikawa (FREE) vs. Hideki Suzuki (FREE) & Takuya Nomura
(7) BJW World Strong Heavyweight Championship Match: [8th Champion] Hideyoshi Kamitani vs. [Challenger] Daisuke Sekimoto
~ 3rd title defense.
(8) BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Championship Match: [33rd Challenger] Kankuro Hoshino vs. [Challenger] Abdullah Kobayashi
~ 4th title defense.
Something I sadly overlooked, but joshi wrestler Shark Tsuchiya has been through some rough times as of late.
She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the Summer of 2015 which this led to the removal of her leg under the right knee. From what I read it appeared she lived with it until she was hospitalized due to a Pancreatic dysfunction in the Summer of 2015. Then in October she was overtaken with gangrene in her lower right leg and it was removed. She was wearing a prosthetic during today’s FMW show. Then this year she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent surgery back in May to remove her right breast. She held her official retirement at yesterday’s FMW show, 11/24, at Korakuen.
GUTS WORLD NEWS
~ Updated event card for the December 3 show as Tatsuhiko Yoshino will be competing his last match as an affiliated wrestler for the promotion. He will be joining BJW in Janauary of the new year.
GUTS World “12th Anniversary! Road to GUTS World 2017”, 12/3/2016 [Sat] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
() Guts Spirits: Joji Otani vs. Kengo Takai
() TORU vs. Amigo Suzuki
() Shinkiba Scramble Mixed 6 Tag Match: Daisuke, Shinya Ishida & Micro vs. Drake Morimatsu, Bungee Takada & Fuminori Abe
() Tatsuhiko Yoshino GUTS World Affiliation Last Match: Guts Ishijima vs. Tatsuhiko Yoshino
() GWC 6 Man Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Masao Orihara, Dick Togo & Liang Ping vs. [Challenger] Mr. Gannosuke, Michio Kageyama & CHANGO
() GWC Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Keizo Matsuda & YUJI KITO vs. [Challengers] Kenichiro Arai & Buffalo
() GWC Single Championship Match: [11th Champion] Masked Mystery vs. [Challenger] Shota
~ 2nd title defense.
~ Updated event cards for the December shows.
KAIENTAI DOJO “CLUB-K in SHINKIBA”, 12/4/2016 [Sun] 12:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
() Ricky Fuji, Ayato Yoshida & ERINA vs. Taishi Takizawa, Kotaro Yoshino & Yoshihiro Horaguchi
() ROAD TO 25th Anniversary TAKA Michinoku 3rd Single Match: TAKA Michinoku vs. Dinosaur Takuma
() Bambi vs. Kyoko Kimura (FREE)
() UWA World Middleweight Championship Match: [Champion] Ayumu Honda vs. [Challenger] GO Asaskawa
() Kaji Tomato, Shiori Asahi & Tearun Seaser vs. Kengo Mashimo, Tank Nagai & Yuki Sato
() Bozz Rengo Final Match: Saburo Inematsu, Daigoro Kashiwa & Kyu Mogami vs. Ryuichi Sekine (BASARA), Kotaro Nasu (FREE) & Rocky Kawamura (Pancrase-ism)
KAIENTAI DOJO “CLUB-K TOUR in OSAKA”, 12/10/2016 [Sat] 13:00 @ Azalea Taisho in Osaka
(1) Kotaro Yoshino vs. Marines Mask
(2) Bambi vs. ERINA
(3) Kaji Tomato & Shiori Asahi vs. Taishi Takizawa & SATOSHI (FREE)
(4) Saburo Inematsu vs. Hiro Tonai
(5) ROAD TO 25th Anniversary TAKA Michinoku 4th Single Match: TAKA Michinoku vs. Jimmy K-ness. J.K.S. (DG)
(6) Kengo Mashimo, Tank Nagai, Yuki Sato & Ayumu Honda vs. Ayato Yoshida, Kyu Mogami, GO Asakawa & Dinosaur Takuma
KAIENTAI DOJO “CLUB-K TOUR in NAGOYA”, 12/11/2016 [Sun] 15:00 @ Higashi Sports Center, 2nd Stadium in Aichi
() Bambi vs. ERINA
() GO Asakawa vs. Shinichiro Wakita (GUYZ)
() Saburo Inematsu vs. Yuki Sato
() Taishi Takizawa, Kotaro Yoshino & Yoshihiro Horaguchi vs. Kengo Mashimo, Tank Nagai & Ayumu Honda
() TAKA Michinoku & Dinosaur Takuma vs. Kaji Tomato & Marines Mask
() STRONGEST-K TAG Championship Match: [Champions] Ayato Yoshida & Kyu Mogami vs. [Challengers] Hide & Yasu Kubuto (both FREE)
TAKA & Taichi Produce 3rd Anniversary, 12/30/2016 [Fri] 18:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
() Bambi & ERINA vs. Koharu Hinata & X
() Takashi Iizuka (NJPW) vs. Jun Kasai (FREEDOMS)
() TAKA Michinoku (K-DOJO) vs. Yoshitatsu (NJPW)
() Taichi (NJPW) w/ Miho Abe vs. Minoru Suzuki (Pancrase MISSION)
Following the conclusion of the Global League, NOAH will now be heading into two back to back shows on December 2 and 3.
Chairman Masayuki Uchida announced both event cards during a press conference. As both shows will feature potentially the final full showdowns for the NOAH vs Suzuki-gun war. Only one side will remain as champions when it is all said and done and a conclusion will be made for either side. Three title matches were made official as Nakajima will be defending against Suzuki, the newly crowned GHC Tag Champions in Archer and Smith will be taking on Shiozaki and Taniguchi, and then lastly Taichi will be receiving his challenger against Kotoge for the GHC Junior belt.
To break down the GHC Heavy title match it all comes about after Minoru Suzuki emerged victorious after besting Masa Kitamiya in the final of the Global League. Nakajima came out to confront Suzuki as the title match would be eminent. A stipulation though was also agreed upon by the two as the losing man will be forced out of the promotion for good. This means if Nakajima wins that Suzuki will be out of NOAH, or if Suzuki wins Nakajima will be forced out of the promotion himself. Nakajima has declared that he will defend NOAH to his final breath.
Uchida stated that he the December 3 event card has been set early and can change depending on the outcome of the big show before hand. As for the “final war” between the two groups, he knows he has come into office late into the mix, but his earnest intentions is to see NOAH regain their former position as a top level promotion in Japan.
Below are the announced event cards at this time…
Pro Wrestling NOAH “ONE NIGHT CRUISE 2016 in KORAKUEN”, 12/2/2016 [Fri] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Muhammad Yone, Quiet Storm, Hitoshi Kumano & Kaito Kiyomiya vs. Akitoshi Saito, Alejandro Saez, Kenoh & Hajime Ohara
(2) NOAH vs SZKG: Taiji Ishimori, Daisuke Harada & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru, El Desperado & TAKA Michinoku
(3) GHC Tag Prelude: Maybach Taniguchi vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
(4) GHC Tag Prelude: Go Shiozaki vs. LAnce Archer
(5) GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [32nd Champion] Atsushi Kotoge vs. [Challenger] Taichi
~ 3rd title defense.
(6) NOAH vs SZKG: Naomichi Marufuji & Masa Kitamiya vs. Takashi Sugiura & Takashi Iizuka
(7) GHC Heavyweight Championship Match: [28th Champion] Katsuhiko Nakajima vs. [GL 2016 Winner/Challenger] Minoru Suzuki
~ 1st title defense.
Pro Wrestling NOAH “ONE NIGHT CRUISE 2016 in KORAKUEN”, 12/3/2016 [Sat] 17:00 @ Differ Ariake in Tokyo
(1) Taiji Ishimori & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Hitoshi Kumano & Kaito Kiyomiya
(2) Muhammad Yone & Quiet Storm vs. Akitoshi Saito & Alejandro Saez
(3) NOAH vs SZKG: Kenoh & Hajime Ohara vs. El Desperado & TAKA Michinoku
(4) NOAH vs SZKG: Atsushi Kotoge & Daisuke Harada vs. Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
(5) NOAH vs SZKG: Masa Kitamiya vs. Takashi Iizuka
(6) NOAH vs SZKG: Katsuhiko Nakajima & Naomichi Marufuji vs. Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Sugiura
(7) GHC Tag Championship Match: [35th Champions] Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. [Challengers] Go Shiozaki & Maybach Taniguchi
~ 1st title defense.
~ It was made official that the First Tiger Mask will be making his return to the ring on December 7 at Korakuen. After being on the sidelines for the last year and 8 months. Tiger Mask was present for a press conference to announce the full event card for the upcoming show as well. This will also mark Tiger Mask’s 35th anniversary as a pro-wrestler.
Real Japan Pro Wrestling “GOLDEN AGE OF THE TIGER ~ First Tiger Mask 35th Anniversary”, 12/7/2016 [Wed] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Nobuyuki Kurashima (DRADITION) vs. Masato Shibata (FREE)
(2) Hideki Suzuki (FREE) vs. Hayato Mashita
(3) Ultimo Dragon (Toryumon MEXICO) & YamamotoSAN (COMBO) vs. The Great Sasuke (MichiPro) & Kotaro Nasu (FREE)
(4) Super Tiger, Masakatsu Funaki & 5th Generation Tiger Mask vs. Yuki Ishikawa (Battle Arts Canada), Great Tiger & 5th generation Black Tiger
(5) Legend Championship Match: [Champion] Shinjiro Otani vs. [Challenger] Taka Kunoh
(6) First Tiger Mask Return Match: First Tiger Mask, Super Rider & Masao Orihara (Mobius) vs. Raijin Yaguchi (Onita Gundan), Alexander Otsukda (AODC) & Minoru Tanaka (FREE)
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