~ The full event card was announced for the AJ PHOENIX show on December 20.
AJ PHOENIX vol. 6, 12/20/2016 [Tue] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
() Yohei Nakajima & Atsushi Maruyama (FREE) vs. Kazuki Hashimoto & Toshiyuki Sakuda (both BJW)
() SUSHI & Yasufumi Nakanoue (FREE) vs. Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi
() Atsushi Aoki & Fuminori Abe (Sportiva) vs. Hikaru Sato (Pancrase MISSION) & Takayuki Ueki (BJW)
() Kento Miyahara & Koji Iwamoto (Sportiva) vs. Hideyoshi Kamitani & Daichi Hashimoto (both BJW)
() Yuma Aoyagi vs. Kazumi Kikuta (BJW)
() Naoya Nomura & Jake Lee vs. Yoshihisa Uto & Takuya Nomura (both BJW)
~ Then the full event card was announced for the special fan appreciation show on December 24. The final event of the year will feature plenty of strong matches as All Japan will be heading into first announced title matches in the new year.
All Japan Pro Wrestling “Fan Appreciation Day ~ RED HOLY NIGHT”, 12/24/2016 [Sat] 18:00 @ Westa Kawagoe Tamokuteki Multipurpose Hall in Saitama
() Christmas Eve Battle Without Honor The Taiko-sen: SUSHI & Yohei Nakajima vs. Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio & Seiki Yoshioka
() Oudou vs USA in RED HOLY NIGHT: Masanobu Fuchi & Ryuji Hijikata (FREE) vs. Trans Am ★ Hiroshi (BASARA) & Shota (GUTS)
() RED HOLY NIGHT Jr. Scramble ~ World Junior Prelude Battle in Christmas Eve: Keiuke Ishii (DDT) & Koji Iwamoto (Sportiva) vs. Yuma Aoyagi & Soma Takao (DDT)
() Road to Asia Tag in RED HOLY NIGHT: Jun Akiyama & Masao Inoue (FREE) vs. Black Tiger VII (FREE) & Takeshi Minamino (Toneri Family)
() Tokyo Olympics Evolution Wrestling: Suwama & Atsushi Aoki vs. Great Tiger & Shin Black Tiger (both FREE)
() RED HOLY NIGHT Super Heavyweight Scramble: Jake Lee & Ryoji Sai (LAND’S END) vs. Zeus & Shuji Ishikawa (FREE)
() Thanks a lot ~ N×W in RED HOLY NIGHT ~: Kento Miyahara & Naoya Nomura vs. Takao Omori & Manabu Soya (W-1)
~ Then the first title matches for the New Year were announced. As the Asia Tag belts will be in defense on January 2 and the World Junior belt will be in defense that following day on January 3.
All Japan Pro Wrestling “2017 New Year Wars”, 1/2/2016 [Mon] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) Asian Tag Championship Match: [100th Champions] Masanobu Fuchi & Atsushi Onita (Fire Pro) vs. [Challengers] Jun Akiyama & Masao Inoue (FREE)
~ 1st title defense.
All Japan Pro Wrestling “2017 New Year Wars”, 1/3/2016 [Tue] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [42nd Champion] Keisuke Ishii (DDT) vs. [Challenger] Yuma Aoyagi
~ 1st title defense.
~ Updated event cards…
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) Fluorescent Light-tube Deathmatch: Kankuro Hoshino & Jaki Numazawa vs. Abdullah Kobayashi & Minoru Fujita
(5) HKT Tag 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 “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) Table Crash 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) Tetsuori Fluorescent Light-tube Tag 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 ~ Fluorescent Light-tube Double G Shock Death Match: [33rd Challenger] Kankuro Hoshino vs. [Challenger] Abdullah Kobayashi
~ 4th title defense.
~ Then some matches were announced for the December 24 show in Osaka.
BJW “Osaka Surprise 29 ~ Kanshasai 2016”, 12/24/2016 [Sat] 15:00 @ Osaka Municipal Community Plaza Hirano
() Tsutomu Oosugi, Hercules Senga & Takuya Nomura vs. Shu Brahman, Kei Brahman & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
() Barbed-wire Board Deathmatch: Abdullah Kobayashi vs. Takayuki Ueki
() Yuko Miyamoto, Isami Kodaka, Kazuki Hashimoto & Mineo Fujita vs. Daichi Hashimoto, Naoki Tanizaki, Kotaro Suzuki & Takumi Tsukamoto
() Special Match – Osaka PREMIUM: ZERO, Atsushi Maruyama, Masamune & Kazuaki Mihara vs. GAINA, Billyken Kid, Tadasuke & Ultimate Spider Jr.
~ It was also announced that Masato Inaba and Kankuro Hoshino will be holding their final match as a team, Gokudo Heisei Combi, on January 4 at Shinkiba 1stRING. Inaba has been battling neck injuries as of late and it appears he might be slowing down as a in-ring competitor. He does not look to be retiring, but he no longer feels that he can compete on full tours.
BJW , 1/4/2017 [Wed] 12:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
() Jaki Numazawa, Tsutomu Oosugi & Hercules Senga vs. Atsushi Maruyama, Shinobu & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
() Hideyoshi Kamitani & Daichi Hashimoto vs. Kazuki Hashimoto & Yasufumi Nakanoue
() Daisuke Sekimoto, Yuji Okabayashi & Ryuichi Kawakami vs. Yoshihisa Uto, Kazumi Kikuta & Takuya Nomura
() Deathmatch: Abdullah Kobayashi & Masaya Takahashi vs. Masashi Takeda & Takumi Tsukamoto
() Deathmatch: Yuko Miyamoto vs. Toshiyuki Sakuda
() Heisei Gokudo Combi Last Match: Great Kojika, Kankuro Hoshino & Masato Inaba vs. Ryuji Ito, Shu Brahman & Kei Brahman
() Deathmatch: Isami Kodaka vs. Takayuki Ueki
~ DDT announced that their own personal video distribution service “DDT UNIVERSE” will be officially opening on January 23, 2017. The first month of service will be completely free with a 900 yen monthly subscription fee to follow.
~ The full event card was released for the December 10 show in Kasukabe.
DDT Pro-Wrestling “Saitama Slammer! Vol.17”, 12/10/2016 [Sat] 18:00 @ Kasukabe Fureai Cube in Saitama
(0) King of Dark Championship Tag Match: [Champion] Nobuhiro Shimatani & Cherry vs. Tomomitsu Matsunaga & Saki Akai
() Kazuki Hirata vs. Shunma Katsumata
() Akito vs. Rekka
() Daisuke Sasaki vs. Makoto Oishi vs. Soma Takao
() Yoshihiro Takayama & Kazusada Higuchi vs. Toru Owashi & Gota Ihashi
() Tetsuya Endo & Mad Pauley vs. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
() Konosuke Takeshita, Mike Bailey & Antonio Honda vs.
() Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano vs. Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki
~ The full event card was announced for the December 25 show as a special 8 man tag match has been added to the show.
KAIENTAI DOJO “K-UP IMPACT in Blue Field ~ 2016 WINTER ~”, 12/25/2016 [Sun] 12:00 @ Blue Field in Chiba
() Special 8 Man Tag Match: Ayato Yoshida, Kyu Mogami, GO Asakawa & Dinosaur Takuma vs. Yutaka Yoshie (FREE), Super Tiger (RJPW), Masao Inoue (FREE) & Rocky Kawamura (PacraseISM)
() Tank Nagai & Yuki Sato vs. TORU & Ra-pid (both Doutonbori)
() Kotaro Yoshino & Yoshihiro Horaguchi vs. Ricky Fuji & AKIRA (FREE)
() Kengo Mashimo 15th Anniversary Match: Kengo Mashimo & Kunio Toshima vs. TAKA Michinoku & GENTARO (FREEDOMS)
() Taishi Takizawa vs. Go Shiozaki (NOAH)
() Saburo Inematsu Retirement Road: Saburo Inematsu vs. Ryuji Ito (BJW)
~ Then the full card was announced for the upcoming TAKA & Taichi Produce at the end of the month.
TAKA & Taichi Produce 3rd Anniversary, 12/30/2016 [Fri] 18:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
() K-DOJO Offer Match: Kaji Tomato, Shiori Asahi, Taishi Takizawa & Kotaro Yoshino vs. Ayato Yoshida, Kyu Mogami, GO Asakawa & Dinosaur Takuma
() Single Match: Yuki Sato vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru (FREE)
() Joshi 3WAY Match: Bambi vs. ERINA vs. Koharu Hinata
() Special Hardcore Match: Takashi Iizuka (NJPW) vs. Jun Kasai (FREEDOMS)
() Friday Night RAW!? First Encounter! Special Single Match: TAKA Michinoku (K-DOJO) vs. Yoshitatsu (NJPW)
() Special Single Match: Taichi (NJPW) w/ Miho Abe vs. Minoru Suzuki (Pancrase MISSION)
~ A new group was formally announced in “NEWERA”. As Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio, Andy Wu Daiki Inaba, Yusuke Kodama, and Kohei Fujimura were present to announce the new group. It was also announced that Koji Doi and Kumagoro will be in the group, but they are currently competing in AJPW’s Tag League.
~ The full event cards were announced for the December 18 and 25 shows.
“WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2016 SHINING WINTER”, 12/18/2016 [Sun] 15:00 @ Yamatake City Namikawa-so Gymnasium in Chiba
() Takanori Ito vs. Ganseki Tanaka
() Joshi Match: Nao Kakuta vs. Rika Miyama
() Andy Wu & Kohei Fujimura vs. Kotaro Suzuki & NOSAWA Rongai
() Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio & Seiki Yoshioka vs. Shuji Kondo & Shotaro Ashino
() Daiki Inaba vs. Kaz Hayashi
() Masayuki Kondo vs. Hiroki Murase
() Yusuke Kodama, Koji Doi & Kumagoro vs. Manabu Soya, KAI & Yuji Hino
“WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2016 SHINING WINTER”, 12/25/2016 [Sun] 16:00 @ Yodogawa Citizen Center in Osaka
() Seigo Tachibana vs. Sho Shindo
() Kumagoro vs. Ganseki Tanaka
() Seiki Yoshioka, Daisuke Masaoka (FREEDOMS) & Jun Tonsho vs. KAI, Hiroki Murase & Kohei Fujimura
() Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio & Koji Doi vs. Shuji Kondo & ‘brother’ YASSHI
() Masayuki Kono & Shotaro Ashino vs. Manabu Soya & Yuji Hino
() Daiki Inaba, Andy Wu & Yusuke Kodama vs. Kaz Hayashi, Kotaro Suzuki & NOSAWA Rongai
~ Keiji Mutoh announced a special show will be held on February 8, 2017 at the Korakuen Hall. This will be a new project helmed by Mutoh which will feature masters (legends) of the pro-wrestling ring. The main event for the show was announced as a special 8 man tag match.
PRO-WRESTLING MASTERS, 2/8/2017 [Wed] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() Main Event Pro-Wrestling Masters Unite! Ressurection of the Heisei Era Army ~ Special 8 Man Tag Match: Keiji Mutoh, Riki Choshu, Tatsumi Fujinami & Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Shiro Koshinaka, The Great Kabuki, AKIRA & Akitoshi Saito