News Listings for February 18, 2017

AJPW NEWS [2/18 RESULTS]

~ It was announced that KAI had suffered a concussion during the Korakuen Hall show on February 17 and will the show from today as well as tomorrow’s.

~ The 2/19 show has also been updated as it will feature All Japan versus Onita’s group in the main event. Onita appeared at the Korakuen Hall and made a challenge to Suwama to take part in one of his style of matches. Suwama denied the request, but Onita, as the reigning Asia Tag Champions, aims to keep his presence known in the promotion.

All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2017 Excite Series ~ Jr. BATTLE OF GLORY”, 2/19/2017 [Sun] 17:00 @ Kofu City Ai Messe Yamanashi

(1) Jr. League ~ B BLOCK : Yohei Nakajima vs. Kazuhiro Tamura
(2) Jr. League ~ B BLOCK : Hikaru Sato vs. Atsushi Maruyama
(3) Jr. League ~ A BLOCK : Atsushi Aoki vs. Keisuke Ishii

(4) Takao Omori vs. Joe Doering
(5) Kento Miyahara, Jake Lee, Naoya Nomura & Yuma Aoyagi vs. Zeus, The Bodyguard (FREE), Koji Iwamoto & Minoru Tanaka (FREE)
(6) All Japan Army vs Jado Army Special 8 Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Suwama, Kendo Kashin & Masao Inoue vs. Atsushi Onita, Hideki Hosaka, Raijin Yaguchi & Pandita

AJPW Event Cards for January & February 2017
http://puroresuspirit.net/2016/12/ajpw-event-cards-for-january-february-2017/


DRADITION NEWS

~ A big main event was announced for the April 20 show at Korakuen, as Fujinami will be teaming with Riki Choshu and Shiro Koshinaka to take on the team of Big Van Vader, Keiji Mutoh, and AKIRA.

~ Fujinami aims to celebrate this milestone in his career as not many wrestlers in Japan can say that they have been active for this long, let alone still as healthy as Fujinami happens to be. He also mentioned that he has spoken with Vader and even though he was diagnosed with heart disease that he is prepared to compete in the upcoming match as currently no severe problems are present. Which may be one of his last in Japan depending on what may transpire. Mutoh stated that he is eager for the match and cannot wait to see Vader once more in Japanese ring. Fujinami’s goal with this show is to continue showcasing his continued fighting spirit in the ring.

DRADITION 2017 Tatsumi Fujinami Debut 45th Anniversary Show, 4/20/2017 [Thu] @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(-) Tatsumi Fujinami, Riki Choshu & Shiro Koshinaka vs. Big Van Vader, Keiji Mutoh & AKIRA

http://puroresuspirit.net/tag/dradition/


NOAH NEWS [2/18 RESULTS]

~ Taiji Ishimori and Hi69 (Hiroki) were crowned the new GHC Jr. Tag Champions at today’s show. With them being crowned the new champions the two announced that their team name would be “XX” (Double X). The new champions were challenged by the team of Daisuke Harada and Tadasuke following the match. The Osaka native team, which also look to include HAYATA and YO-HEY as well.

~ As for the challenge the match has been announced to take place at the Yokohama show on March 12. As well as this the upcoming shows on February 21 and 24 were updated as well.

NOAH “The Second Navig.2017”, 2/21/2017 [Tue] 18:30 @ Nagoya City Nakamura Sports Center

(1) Taiji Ishimori & Hi69 (FREE) vs. Tadasuke (FREE) & YO-HEY (FREE)
(2) Maybach Taniguchi & Yoshinai Ogawa vs. Hide Kubota & Yasu Kubota (both FREE)
(3) Daisuke Harada & HAYATA (DOVE) vs. Takashi Sugiura & Kaito Kiyomiya
(4) Go Shiozaki vs. Hitoshi Kumano
(5) Katsuhiko Nakajima vs. Hajime Ohara
(6) Masa Kitamiya, Kenoh & Akitoshi Saito vs. Naomichi Marufuji, Muhammad Yone & Atsushi Kotoge

NOAH “The Second Navig.2017”, 2/24/2017 [Thu] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(1)  Akitoshi Saito vs. Rionne Fujiwara (FREE)
(2) Muhammad Yone & Maybach Taniguchi vs. HAYATA (DOVE) & YO-HEY (FREE)
Hi69 (FREE)
(3) GHC Jr. Tag Prelude: Hi69 (FREE) vs. Daisuke Harada
(4) GHC Jr. Tag Prelude: Taiji Ishimori vs. Tadasuke (FREE)
(5) Masa Kitamiya & Kenoh vs. Takashi Sugiura & Kaito Kiyomiya
(6) Naomichi Marufuji vs. Atsushi Kotoge
(7) GHC Heavy & Junior Double Prelude: Katsuhiko Nakajima & Hajime Ohara vs. Go Shiozaki & Hitoshi Kumano

NOAH “GREAT VOYAGE in YOKOHAMA”, 3/12/2017 [Sun] 16:00 @ Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium

(-) GHC Junior Tag Championship Match: [30th Champions] Taiji Ishimori & Hi69 vs. [Challengers] Daisuke Harada & Tadasuke
~ 1st title defense.

(-) GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [33rd Champion] Hajime Ohara vs. [Challenger] Hitoshi Kumano
~ 2nd title defense.

(-) GHC Heavyweight Championship Match: [28th Champion] Katsuhiko Nakajima vs. [Challenger] Go Shiozaki
~ 4th title defense.

NOAH Event Cards for January & February 2017
http://puroresuspirit.net/2016/12/noah-event-cards-for-january-february-2017/


TOKYO GURENTAI NEWS

~ Another match was announced for the upcoming show in April as Takuya Kai will be teaming with Hikaru Sato to take on the team of  Rocky Kawamura & Shinjuku-same (Shinjuku Shark).

TOKYO GURENTAI Produce “Hagure Memory”, 4/4/2017 [Tue] 19:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo

Newly announced…

(-) Vaccine Fight Offer Match: Takuya Kai & Hikaru Sato vs. Rocky Kawamura & Shinjuku-same

Previously announced…

(-) Haguee-IGF vs NEW ERA: Hideki Suzuki & Shogun Okamoto vs. Daiki Inaba & Kumagoro
(-) TOKYO GURENTAI vs NEW ERA: FUJITA vs. Yusuke Kodama

http://puroresuspirit.net/tag/tokyo-gurentai/

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I have been following Japanese Pro Wrestling for well over 15 years and I have also been doing some form of covering it news/results wise for over 10 years now as well. I got my start in promotions like AJPW, NJPW, FMW and Michinoku. Throughout the years I have followed All Japan more closely than the others, but I do my best 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 cover what I find newsworthy and 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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