~ HASEGAWA was announced as the GM and Tomohiko Hashimoto was named the Representative for Apache Army’s successor promotion.
~ Also Tatsuhito Takaiwa and Tetsuhiro Kuroda will be defending the WEW Tag belts against the team of Tomohiko Hashimoto and Masashi Takeda on the debut show on April 15 in Kita-Senju.
~ A couple matches were announced for the March 12 show in Nerima, Tokyo.
BASARA, 3/12/2017 [Sun] 17:30 @ Nerima Concerni Hall in Tokyo
(-) Hardcore Tag Match: Takumi Tsukamoto & SAGAT vs. GUNSO (DOVE) & Kabuki Kid (FREE)
(-) Special Tag Match: Ryuichi Sekine v& Ryota Nakatsu vs. Dick Togo (FREE) & Ikuto Hidaka (ZERO1)
~ The match format for the 3/5 and 3/11 matches of the “Ikkitosen ~ DeathMatch Survivor” were released. The event card post has been updated as follows.
BJW Event Cards for March & April 2017
~ The full event card was announced for the next show on March 14.
FIGHTING GIG DNA EP.31 ~ Let’s Spend the Night Together, 3/14/2017 [Tue] 19:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
() Daiki Shimomura vs. Nobuhiro Shimatani
() Kouki Iwasaki vs. MAO
() Dai Suzuki vs. Kohei Sato
() Guanchulo & Recca vs. Atsushi Aoki [AJPW] & Hikaru Sato [Pancrase MISISON]
() Mizuki Watase, Yuki Ueno & Naomi Yoshimura vs. Akebono [Oudou], Shogun Okamoto [FREE] & LEONA [DRADITION]
() Kazusada Higuchi & Mike Bailey vs. Shunma Katsumata & Kotaro Suzuki [FREE]
MICHINOKU NEWS [2/25 RESULTS]
~ It was made official that Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita The Yapperman on April 15 at the Shinkiba 1stRING.
~ Event cards for the next upcoming shows, which include Manjimaru versus Minamino on March 19.
Michinoku Pro-Wrestling, 3/18/2017 [Sat] 18:30 @ Hachinohe City Hachi-shoku Center, Kuriya Hall in Aomori
(1) Double Debut Match: Hiroyoshi Ozera vs. Okifumi Kawamura
(2) Eagles Mask, Nogyo Boy Raito & Ayumu Gunji vs. The Great Sasuke, Shu & Kei Brahman
(3) Ultimo Dragon & Numajiro Kesen vs. GAINA & Taro Nohashi
(4) Yapperman #1 & #2 vs. Takeshi Minaminp & Ken45°
(5) Daichi Sasaki Tohoku Return: Daichi Sasaki, Kenbai & Rui Hyugaji vs. Hayato “Jr” Fujita, Manjimaru & Kengo
Michinoku Pro-Wrestling, 3/19/2017 [Sun] 14:00 @ Yahaba Chomin Sogo Taiikukan in Iwate
(1) Hiroyoshi Ozera vs. Okifumi Kawamura
(2) GAINA & Taro Nohashi vs. Numajiro Kesen & Ayumu Gunji
(3) Jinsei Shinzak, Ultimo Dragon & Eagles Mask vs. The Great Sasuke, Shu & Kei Brahman
(4) Kenbai vs. Rui Hyugaji
(5) Daichi Sasaki, Yapperman #1 & #2 vs. Hayato “Jr” Fujita, Ken45° & Kengo
(6) Tohoku Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Manjimaru vs. [Challenger] Takeshi Minamino
New Japan announced the event cards for their early March shows. Which include the “NEW JAPAN ROAD” shows and their “45th Anniversary Show” on March 6.
The main highlight show will be on March 6 which will feature the previously announced main event of Kazuchika Okada taking on Tiger Mask W. Joining that match will now be Hiromu Takahashi defending the IWGP Junior belt against Ryusuke Taguchi. With a recent resurgence in popularity, Taguchi aims to become the IWGP Junior Champion once more, especially since he last held the belt in 2015.
Then Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma will once more get a chance at the IWGP Heavyweight Tag belts against Toru Yano and Tomohiro Ishii. Though this technically being their first 2 on 2 challenge for the belts since winning the “World Tag League” at the end of last year. Makabe and Honma also hold a non-title victory over the champions stemming from Makabe’s 20th anniversary show on February 21.
Then Katsuyori Shibata will be putting the British Heavyweight belt on the line against Zack Sabre Jr., who will be appearing in a New Japan for the first time. Sabre, being no stranger to Japan though as he regularly competed in NOAH for several years, looks to be the one to finally dethrone Shibata and bring the belt back home.
Then lastly the IWGP Junior Tag belts will be in defense as Rocky Romero and Barreta take on the Suzuki-gun team of Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Taichi. El Desperado was originally in-line for the match, but the small injury he suffered last month caused the shuffling about with Taichi earning his place in the match instead.
NJPW “Raising an Army ~ 45th Anniversary”, 3/6/2017 [Mon] 19:00 @ Ota Ward General Gymnasium in Tokyo
(0) Jushin Thunder Liger & Hirai Kawato vs. Tiger Mask IV & Tomoyuki Oka
(1) Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI, Jado & Gedo vs. Minoru Suzuki, Davey Boy Smith Jr., El Desperado & TAKA Michinoku
(2) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi & David Finlay vs. Kenny Omega, Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
(3) IWGP Junior Tag Championship Match: [49th Champions] Rocky Romero & Barreta vs. [Challengers] Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi
~ 2nd title defense.
(4) British Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Katsuyori Shibata vs. [Challenger] Zack Sabre Jr.
(5) IWGP Tag Championship Match: [73rd Champions] Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii vs. [Challengers] Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma
~ 3rd title defense.
(6) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Michael Elgin, Juice Robinson & KUSHIDA vs. Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, EVIL & BUSHI
(7) IWGP Junior Championship Match: [76th Champion] Hiromu Takahashi vs. [Challenger] Ryusuke Taguchi
~ 2nd title defense.
(8) NJPW 45th Anniversary Commemorative Match: Kazuchika Okada vs. Tiger Mask W
NJPW Event Cards for March & April 2017
The full card for the “GREAT VOYAGE in YOKOHAMA” show on March 12.
Joining the previously announced GHC Heavy, Junior Heavy and Junior Tag matches, the GHC Tag belts will be in contention as the team of Takashi Sugiura and Kenoh will take on Muhammad Yone and Masa Kitamiya for the now vacant belts. This is all coming about after Kenoh turned on Kitamiya effectively ending their reign as the champions. Kitamiya took the full blunt of Kenoh’s turn as he was assaulted multiple times just trying to get to the back. Though Yone would attempt to make the save as he kept the two at bay for the time being. Though Kenoh continued his assault again during the backstage interview. Kitamiya aims for his revenge as he cannot stand to see his first title reign end like this. It was also announced that Kitamiya and Kenoh will face in a special singles match on the March 25 show at Korakuen.
Then Naomichi Marufuji and veteran Keiji Mutoh will be teaming as they take on TNA’s Moose and freelance wrestler KAZMA (SAKAMOTO). Then as for the other two TNA guys, Eddie Edwards will be in a special challenge match against Atsushi Kotoge and James Storm will take on the Kaito Kiyomiya. Which this is a strong chance for Kiyomiya to show his worth against a foreign talent.
The full card looks as follows…
NOAH “GREAT VOYAGE in YOKOHAMA”, 3/12/2017 [Sun] 16:00 @ Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium
(1) Maybach Taniguchi, Yoshinari Ogawa & Akitoshi Saito vs. HAYATA, YO-HEY & Rionne Fujiwara
(2) GHC Junior Tag Championship Match: [30th Champions] Taiji Ishimori & Hi69 vs. [Challengers] Daisuke Harada & Tadasuke
~ 1st title defense.
(3) GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [33rd Champion] Hajime Ohara vs. [Challenger] Hitoshi Kumano
~ 2nd title defense.
(4) Kaito Kiyomiya vs. James Storm (TNA)
(5) Atsushi Kotoge vs. Eddie Edwards (TNA)
(6) Special Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji & Keiji Mutoh (W-1) vs. Moose (TNA) & KAZMA (FREE)
(7) GHC Tag Championship Match: Takashi Sugiura & Kenoh vs. Muhammad Yone & Masa Kitamiya
~ Winners become the 38th champions.
(8) GHC Heavyweight Championship Match: [28th Champion] Katsuhiko Nakajima vs. [Challenger] Go Shiozaki
~ 4th title defense.
~ The event cards were announced for the upcoming shows on 3/4 in Niigata and 3/6 in Osaka.
“WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2017 TRANS MAGIC”, 3/4/2017 [Sat] 18:30 @ Niigata Higashiku Plaza
() Hiroki Murase vs. Jake Omen
() Kohei Fujimura vs. Ganseki Tanaka
() Yusuke Kodama vs. Jun Tonsho
() Seiki Yoshioka & Shigeno Shima (Niigata Pro) vs. Andy Wu & Andromeda KEN
() Masayuki Kono & NOSAWA Rongai vs. Shotaro Ashino & Seigo Tachibana
() Daiki Inaba, Koji Doi & Kumagoro vs. Kaz Hayashi, Shuji Kondo & Manabu Soya
“WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2017 TRANS MAGIC”, 3/6/2017 [Mon] 18:30 @ Toyonaka City Rose Cultural Hall in Osaka
() Kohei Fujimura vs. Ganseki Tanaka
() Yusuke Kodama vs. Seigo Tachibana
() Daiki Inaba vs. Jun Tonsho
() Hiroki Murase & Dyna Mido (B168) vs. Daisuke Masaoka (FREEDOMS) & Masayuki Mitomi (Ehime Pro)
() Masayuki Kono & Shuji Kondo vs. Shotaro Ashino & Jake Omen
() Andy Wu, Seiki Yoshioka, Koji Doi & Kumagoro vs. Kaz Hayashi, Kotaro Suzuki, Manabu Soya & NOSAWA Rongai