News Listings for December 19, 2016


Following their win in the “2016 World’s Strongest Tag League”, Takao Omori and Manabu Soya took part in a press conference to talk about their plans heading into 2017.

“GET WILD” reunited with a rocky start at the end of November, but December has seen a complete turn around for the two. They both went undefeated in the tag league and have solidified themselves as the next rightful champions for the World Tag belts. A title match has not been signed as of this moment, but the duo have called out for the match to take place on either of the Korakuen Hall shows on either 1/2 or 1/3.

Then as for Kento Miyahara set to defend the Triple Crown belt on January 15 in Hakata, Omori has taken it upon himself to call out for the match. As he defeated Miyahara to solidify the league win for “GET WILD”. Again nothing has been officially decided at this time.

~ Among the other announcements this past weekend, Joe Doering was announced to return to the ring on January 2 at Korakuen.


~ It was announced that the winner of the Union MAX match on December 25 will be moving on to defend the belt on January 6.

Pro-Wrestling BASARA, 1/6/2017 [Fri] 19:30 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo

() Union MAX Championship Match: [Champion] (Winner of 12/25 match, Isami or Fukuda) vs. [Challenger] (to be announced)

~ Then BASARA will be heading to Osaka on January 8. HUB and Masamune were also announced to be involved in the show.

Pro-Wrestling BASARA, 1/8/2016 [Sun] 18:30 @ Oyodo Community Center in Osaka

() Trans Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT vs. Tsubasa & Billyken Kid
() Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto vs. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu


~ It was announced as official that Ueki and Masaya will be challenging for the BJW Tag belts on December 30 show at Korakuen. The match will see a special hardcore rules as the only way a winner can be decided is by whoever gets put through a table first.

BJW, 12/30/2016 [Fri] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(-) BJW Tag Championship ~ Table Crash Match: [42nd Champions] Kohei Sato & Shuji Ishikawa vs. [Challengers] Takayuki Ueki & Masaya Takahashi
~ 3rd title defense.


~ It was announced as official that Akito will be challenging Jun Kasai for the EXTREME belt on January 3 at Korakuen.

DDT “Shinshun Otoshidama Special! 2,000 Yen Seats Show! 2017”, 1/3/2017 [Tue] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

() DDT EXTREME Championship ~ Fluorescent Light-tube IPPON Death Match: [Champion] Jun Kasai vs. [Challenger] Jun Kasai
~ Only one fluorescent light will be present.

() KO-D Openweight Championship Match: [Champion] (Winner of 12/25) vs. [Challenger] Mike Bailey


~ Kouki Iwasaki versus Ryota Nakatsu has been set for the January 7 show at Kasukabe. This match stems after the former DNA wrestler turned BASARA wrestler Nakatsu defeated Kazusada Higuchi at the last DNA show. Iwasaki has been aiming to become a top guy among the group and taking on the new top threat.

DNA 29, 1/7/2017 [Sat] 13:00 @ Kasukabe Fureai Cube in Saitama

() Kouki Iwasaki vs. Ryota Nakatsu (BASARA)


~ The final show of the year will feature a 5 match series between SFU and Magatsuki. Kengo Mashimo will be defending the ST-K belt against Kaji Tomato, Shiori Asahi will be defending the Independent Junior belt against Yuki Sato, and Ayumu Honda will defend the UWA Middleweight belt against Yuma.

KAIENTAI DOJO “K-SPECIAL ~ Year End Show”, 12/25/2016 [Sun] 15:30 @ Blue Field in Chiba

() Daigoro Kashiwa vs. Yoshihiro Horaguchi  vs. Dinosaur Takuma
() Ayato Yoshida, Kyu Mogami & GO Asakawa vs. Ricky Fuji, Marines Mask & ERINA
() Saburo Inematsu Retirement Road: TAKA Michinoku & Saburo Inematsu vs. Taishi Takizawa & Kotaro Yoshino
() SFU vs Magatsuki 5 Singles Match Series: Taylor Adams vs. Kunio Toshima
() SFU vs Magatsuki 5 Singles Match Series: Bambi vs. Tank Nagai

() SFU vs Magatsuki 5 Singles Match Series ~ UWA World Middleweight Championship Match: [Champion] Ayumu Honda vs. [Challenger] Yuma

() SFU vs Magatsuki 5 Singles Match Series ~ Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Shiori Asahi vs. [Challenger] Yuki Sato

() SFU vs Magatsuki 5 Singles Match Series ~ CHAMPION OF STRONGEST-K Championship Match: [Champion] Kengo Mashimo vs. [Challenger] Kaji Tomato

Kintaro Kanemura Retirement NEWS

~ The full event card was announced for Kanemura’s retirement show on December 27. As Sekimoto has been announced as the mystery opponent in the main event 6 man tag match.

Kintaro Kanemura Retirement Show “THE FINAL DIEHARD ~ The Last “, 12/27/2016 [Tue] @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

() Kazushi Miyamoto vs. Naoshi Sano & Shota
() High Fly Style: Hi69, Makoto Oishi & Shiori Asahi vs. Madoka, Yusaku Obata & Saburo Inematsu
() FREEDOMS Offer Match: Takashi Sasaki, Mammoth Sasaki & Toru Sugiura vs. Jun Kasai, GENTARO & Kenji Fukimoto
() Street Fight 6 Man Tag Deathmatch: Atsushi Onita, Hideki Hosaka & Raiden vs. Ichiro Yaguchi, Buffalo & Keiichi Sato
() FMW 10 Person Tag Match: Mr. Gannosuke, NOSAWA Rongai, Onryo, Gosaku Goshogawara & Yuki Miyazaki vs. TAKA Michinoku, Ricky Fuji, GOEMON, Minoru Tanaka & TAJIRI
() Battle Royal: Shinjiro Otani, Magnitude Kishiwada, The Bodyguard, Shinjuku-same, Kazunori Yoshida, Kuuga, RG, Masato Shibata, Keisuke Okudo, Hayate, Nobutaka Moribe, Miss Mongol, and others…

() Kanemura Retirement Match: Kintaro Kanemura, Masato Tanaka & Tetsuhiro Kuroda vs. Daisuke Sekimoto, Kohei Sato & Yuji Hino


New Japan Pro Wrestling “WRESTLE KINGDOM 11 in Tokyo Dome”, ¼/2017 [Wed] 17:00 @ Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan

(0) Battle Royal ~ New Japan Rumble:

(1) TV Anime “Tiger Mask W” Special Match: Tiger Mask W vs. Tiger The Dark

(2) IWGP Junior Tag Championship Match: [48th Champions] Matt & Nick Jackson vs. [Challengers] Rocky Romero & Barreta
~ 3rd title defense.

(3) NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Championship Gauntlet Match: [8th Champions] Satoshi Kojima, Ricochet & David Finlay vs. [Challengers] YOSHI-HASHI & Will Ospreay & Jado vs. [Challengers] Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi & Hangman Page vs. [Challengers] SANADA, EVIL & BUSHI
~ 2nd title defense.
~ Two teams compete at a time, winning teams moves on against the next team, until only one team remains.

(4) Special Single Match: Juice Robinson vs. “The American Nightmare” Cody
(5) ROH World Championship Match: [Champion] Kyle O’Reilly vs. [Challenger] Adam Cole

(6) IWGP Tag Championship 3WAY Match: [72nd Champions] “G.O.D.” Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa vs. [Challengers] “G.B.H.” Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. [Challengers] Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii
~ 1st title defense.

(7) IWGP Junior Championship Match: [75th Champion] KUSHIDA vs. [Challenger] Hiromu Takahashi
~ 1st title defense.

(8) NEVER Openweight Championship Match: [14th Champion] Katsuyori Shibata vs. [Challenger] Hirooki Goto
~ 1st title defense.

(9) IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match: [15th Champion] Tetsuya Naito vs. [Challenger] Hiroshi Tanahashi
~ 2nd title defense.

(10) IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: [65th Champion] Kazuchika Okada vs. [Challenger] Kenny Omega
~ 2nd title defense.

NJPW Event Cards for November & December 2016


WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2017 SUNRISE, 1/8/2017 [Sun] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

() WRESTLE-1 Cruiserweight Championship Match: [6th Champion] MAZADA vs. [Challenger] Andy Wu
~ 1st title defense.

() WRESTLE-1 Tag Championship Match: [7th Champions] Kaz Hayashi & Kotaro Suzuki vs. [Challengers] Daiki Inaba & Yusuke Kodama
~ 3rd title defense.

() WRESTLE-1 Championship Match: [10th Champion] Masayuki Kono vs. [Challenger] Manabu Soya
~ 2nd title defense.


Four title matches were announced for the Z1’s annual New Year’s show on January 1. As Yusaku Obata has opted to take his “Furinkazan Tag Tournament” win into a rematch against Kohei Sato for the World Heavyweight belt. The “Fire Festival 2016” winner had a chance at the belt a few months back, but ultimately fell to the defending champion. Obata though looks to carry this new wave in momentum into another shot against the champion.

Due to Obata’s decision, the runner-up’s int he Furinkazan in Akebono and Shogun Okamoto will be receiving the chance for the IC Tag belts. The challengers hold a win over the tag champions stemming from their first round match of the tournament on 12/12. Then Takuya Sugawara will finally get a chance against Shinjiro Otani and the Junior Double Crown belts. The winner of the “Tenkaichi Junior Tournament 2016” has been eagerly waiting his challenge which he aims to start off 2017 as champion. Then as for the other Light Tag belts the BASARA team of Kodaka and Tsukamoto will be defending the belts against one of the top veterans teams in Japan today.

Below is the announced event card at this time…

Pro-Wrestling ZERO1, 1/1/2017 [Sun] @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

() NWA International Light Tag Championship Match: [21st Champions] Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto vs. [Challenger] Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka
~ 2nd title defense.

() NWA World Junior Heavyweight & International Junior Heavyweight Double Crown Championship Match: [118th & 18th Champion] Shinjiro Otani vs. [Challenger] Takuya Sugawara

() NWA Intercontintal Tag Championship Match: [32nd Champions] Masato Tanaka & James Raideen vs. [Challengers] Akebono & Shogun Okamoto

() World Heavyweight Championship Match: [20th Champion] Kohei Sato vs. [Challenger] Yusaku Obata

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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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