The participants and matches for this years “Jr. BATTLE OF GLORY” were announced at today’s show at Korakuen. [1/3 RESULTS]
Keisuke Ishii (DDT)
Masashi Takeda (U-FILE)
Minoru Tanaka (FREE)
Atsushi Maruyama (FREE)
Kazuhiro Tamura (HEAT-UP)
~ This year league is set to begin on February 17 at Korakuen and will run, a total of 6 events from start to finish, until February 26 in Osaka. The announced matches have been added to the monthly event cards.
~ It was announced that referee Kyohei Wada has suffered an injury following his participation in yesterday’s battle royal. He took part in a special top rope spot with Fuminori Abe, but he ended up taking a full drop to the outside of the ring without anyone to break his fall. All Japan announced that he will be taking a break from the rest of this month’s tour.
~ The full event card was announced for the Nagoya show on January 29.
BJW “Death Market 36”, 1/29/2017 [Sun] 18:00 @ Nagoya Diamond Hall in Aichi
(1) Tatsuhiko Yoshino vs. Yuya Aoki
(2) Ryuichi Kawakami & Kazumi Kikuta vs. Shinobu & Yasufumi Nakanoue
(3) Deathmatch: Kankuro Hoshino & Toshiyuki Sakuda vs. Takayuki Ueki & Masaya Takahashi
(4) Ryota Hama, Tsutomu Oosugi & Hercules Senga vs. Shu Brahman, Kei Brahman & Atsushi Maruyama
(5) Deathmatch: Abdullah Kobayashi, Ryuji Ito & Jaki Numazawa vs. Isami Kodaka, Yuko Miyamoto & Masashi Takeda
(6) Yuji Okabayashi, Kazuki Hashimoto & Takuya Nomura vs. Daichi Hashimoto, Hideyoshi Kamitani & Takumi Tsukamoto
(7) BJW World Strong Heavyweight Championship Match: [9th Champion] Daisuke Sekimoto vs. [Challenger] Yoshihisa Uto
~ 1st title defense.
~ It was also announced that Ryuichi Kawakami will be taking on Hideki Suzuki on February 10 to determine the following challenger for the World Strong belt on March 5 at the Korakuen Hall.
BJW, 2/10/2017 [Fri] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() World Strong Next Challenger Match: Ryuichi Kawakami vs. Hideki Suzuki
~ Daisuke Sasaki stepped forward to make the challenge, the match has been set for the 1/29 show at Korakuen. [1/3 RESULTS]
~ It was announced that Danshoku Dino will be out of action for time being as he is currently battling back problems. His physician has given him an order of rest and he will miss the the next of shows, at least.
Then it was announced, and approvedm that Keisuke Ishii will defend the All Japan World Junior belt against Yasu Urano on the 1/29 show.
~ A mini-tournament will start next week to determine the next KO-D challenger for the Saitama show in March. As Takeshita takes on Higuchi and KUDO takes on Tetsuya Endo.
~ Then speaking of the Saitama show on 3/20 a major 6 man tag match was announced. As Sanshiro Takagi will be teaming with Keiji Mutoh and Isami Kodaka to take on the team of Kota Ibushi, Jun Akiyama and Daisuke Sekimoto. This match will be a cross promotion with Sengoku Musou as it was called a Sengoku Commander Match.
DDT “Saitamer Slam Vol.18”, 1/7/2017 [Sat] 18:00 @ Kasukabe Fureai Cube in Saitama
() Keisuke Ishii & Mizuki Watase vs. Toru Owashi & Yasu Urano
() Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata vs. Soma Takao & Gota Ihashi
() Yoshihiro Takayama, Kouki Iwasaki & Saki Akai vs. Antonio Honda, Guanchulo & Candace LaRae
() Shigehiro Irie vs. Mike Bailey vs. Mad Pauley
() KO-D 6 Tag Championship Match: [Champion] KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi vs. [Challengers] Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
() KO-D Next Challenger Tournament First Round: Konosuke Takeshita vs. Kazusada Higuchi
() HARASHIMA, Akito & Tomomitsu Matsunaga vs. Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo
DDT “Road to SUPER ARENA in NAGOYA ~ Dramatic Dream Tenmusu”, 1/8/2017 [Sun] 14:00 @ Nagoya City Chikusa Sports Center in Aichi
() Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata vs. Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & X
() Keisuke Ishii, Kazusada Higuchi & Yoshihiko vs. Antonio Honda, Guanchulo & Candace LaRae
() Daisuke Sasak & Made Pauley vs. Shinya Ishida & Rekka
() Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi vs. Akito & Yasu Urano vs. Mike Bailey & Kouki Iwasaki
() HARASHIMA, Yoshihiro Takayama & Soma Takao vs. Shigehiro Irie, Konosuke Takeshita & Kengo Takai
() KO-D Next Challenger Tournament First Round: KUDO vs. Tetsuya Endo
DDT “Road to SUPER ARENA in OYODO ~ Dramatic Dream Tenroku”, 1/9/2017 [Mon] 12:30 @ Osaka City Oyodo Community Center
() Antonio Honda & Yuni vs. Masahiro Takanashi & Guanchulo
() Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata vs. Yukio Sakaguchi, Kouki Iwasaki & Candace LeRae
() 26cm Height Difference! New Year Special Single Match: Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Makoto Oishi
() KUDO vs. Tetsuya Endo vs. Shunma Katsumata
() HARASHIMA & Akito vs. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Pauley
() KO-D Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Konosuke Takeshita & Mike Bailey vs. [Challengers] Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi
DDT, 1/29/2017 [Sun] @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() AJPW Sanctioned World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Keisuke Ishii vs. [Challenger] Yasu Urano
() KO-D Next Challenger Tournament First Round: (Winner on 1/7 match) vs. (winner of 1/8 match)
(-) KO-D Openweight Championship Match: [60th Champion] HARASHIMA vs. [Challenger] Daisuke Sasaki
~ 3rd title defense.
GUTS WORLD NEWS
~ The full event card was announced for the January 24 show at Shinkiba.
GUTS World vol. 104 New Year’s Super Guts World 2017, 1/24/2017 [Tue] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
(1) Guts World 2017 Battle Start: Joji Otani vs. Shinobu
(2) Guts World Joshi: Drake Morimatsu & Ami Kanda vs. mirco & Papillon Akemi
(3) BATTLE ARRIVAL: Tetsuhiro Kuroda vs. Fuminori Abe
(4) Hattoshite good vs Takaishida: Kenichiro Arai & Buffalo vs. Kengo Takai & Shinya Ishida
(5) GWC Tag Championship Match: [14th Champions] Keizo Matsuda & YUJI KITO vs. [Challengers] Masked Mystery & Daisuke
~ 4th title defense.
(6) Kishindo-MichioCHAN vs Tonpachi Machineguns 4vs4 Elimination Match: Mr. Gannosuke, Guts Ishijima, Michio Kageyama & CHANGO vs. Masao Orihara, Dick Togo, Amigo Suzuki & Liang Ping
NJPW NEWS [1/5 RESULTS]
~ Suzuki-gun made their return to New Japan after spending the last two years in Pro Wrestling NOAH. Minoru Suzuki and his crew cleaned house as they took out the IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kazuchika Okada, as well as the IWGP Tag Champions, Toru Yano and Tomohiro Ishii.
~ Suzuki declared that his army now has their eyes set on taking all of the belts the promotion has to offer.
~ Joining the group since their last time in New Japan is freelance wrestler Yoshinobu Kanemaru.
~ Juice Robinson asserted himself as the next challenger for the NEVER Openweight belt after he beat Hirooki Goto during a multi-man tag match.
~ Then Michael Elgin and CMLL’s Dragon Lee asserted themselves over “Los Ingobernables de Japon”. As Dragon Lee took out the new IWGP Junior Champion Hiromu Takahashi following the champions scheduled match. Elgin defeated Naito in the match as he further solidified his rightful challenge against the IC champion.
~ If things could not get worse for LIJ, they also suffered a loss in their NEVER 6 Tag belts in the main event to Nakanishi, Tanahashi and Taguchi.
~ Pro Wrestling NOAH have moved their office from the Differ Ariake, which is set to close next year, to a new location which is close to Korakuen Hall. The office for Noah Global Entertainment Co., Ltd. will be located on the second floor of the Suidobashi Building in Misaki-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
~ All of the NOAH staff and wrestlers took part in a special prayer ceremony at the “Tokyo Daijingu” as they wished for the best in their new beginning and the year to come.
~ Katsuhiko Nakajima, the reingning GHC Heavyweight champion, stated that he looks forward to the match against Takashi Sugiura on January 7. The champion stated that he has been training both his mind and body through the new year in preparation for the match. As he looks for the best start not only for himself but for the sake of NOAH. To be the first heavyweight champion of this new era means a lot and he noted that Takashi Sugiura appears to be a different man as well heading into this title match, at least stemming from their title match back in October. Nakajima declared that 2017 will be his year, the year “Katsuhiko Year” as he has dubbed it.
~ The Intercontinental Tag belts will be in defends on the January 14 show at the Shinkiba 1stRING. As Tanaka and Raideen defend against the former sumo wrestler team of Akebono and Shogun Okamoto.
ZERO1 “WRESTLERS”, 1/14/2017 [Sat] @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
() KAMIKAZE vs. Buffa vs. Yoshikazu Yokoyama
() TARU vs. Ikuto Hidaka
() Shinjiro Otani & Chris Orndorff vs. Takuya Sugawara & Kotaro Suzuki
() Kohei Sato & Hartley Jackson vs. Yusaku Obata & KAI
() NWA Intercontinental Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Masato Tanaka & James Radeen vs. [Challengers] Akebono & Shogun Okamoto
~ It was announced that Kohei Sato will be defending the World Heavyweight belt against KAI on the February 3 show at Korakuen Hall. Also announced for the show in Shinjiro Otani defending the Junior Double Crown belts against Kotaro Suzuki.
“Shinsei ZERO1 Dream Series ~ Battle of Destruction”, 2/3/2017 [Fri] @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() NWA World Jr & International Jr Heavyweight Double Crown Championship Match: [Champion] Shinjiro Otani vs. [Challenger] Kotaro Suzuki
() World Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Kohei Sato vs. [Challenger] KAI