News Listings for April 18, 2017

BJW NEWS

~ Great Kojika and Minoru Fujita was announced to be competing on the May 5 show in Yokohama and the Korakuen prelude show on April 28. The April 28 show also being in the honor of Kojika’s 75th birthday.

BJW “Endless Survivor”, 5/5/2017 [Fri] 14:00 @ Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium in Kanagawa

() BJW World Strong Heavyweight Championship Match: [10th Champion] Hideki Suzuki vs. [Challenger] Yuji Okabayashi
~ 1st title defense.
() BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Championship Match: [34th Champion] Abdullah Kobayashi vs. [Challenger] Masaya Takahashi
~ 1st title defense.

http://puroresuspirit.net/tag/bjw/


DDT NEWS

~ It was announced that Daisuke Sasaki will be defending the DDT EXTREME belt on May 21 against the winner of a special 5WAY match that will be held on the April 29 show at Korakuen. With that announcement was a couple more matches announced for the 4/29 show.

DDT “MAX BUMP 2017”, 4/29/2017 [Sat] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

() Akito vs. Soma Takao
() DDT EXTREME Next Challenger 5WAY Match: Keisuke Ishii vs. Antonio Honda vs. Yasu Urano vs. Kouki Iwasaki vs. Royce Isaacs
() KUDO, Masahiro Takanashi & Akai Saki vs. Daisuke Sasaki, Mad Paulie & Heidi Katrina
() Korezo Worldwide Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Mike Bailey vs. Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi

(-) KO-D 6 Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO vs. [Challengers] Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
~ Special rule, if Hirata loses he will be expelled to only competing abroad for an undisclosed time.

(-) KO-D Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi vs. [Challengers] Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dieno
~ 3rd title defense.

(-) KO-D Openweight Championship Match: [61st Champion] Konosuke Takeshita vs. [Challenger] Tetsuya Endo
~ 1st title defense.

DDT “Road to Ryogoku 2017 ~ Dramatic Dream Tokeidai”, 5/21/2017 [Sun] 17:30 @ Sapporo Sasukino Mars Gym in Hokkaido

(-) DDT EXTREME Championship Match: [Champion] Daisuke Sasaki vs. [Challenger] (winner of 4/29 match)

http://puroresuspirit.net/tag/ddt/


DOUTONBORI NEWS

~ The full event card was announced for the May 7 show, which will feature Kazuaki Mihara defending the belt against Katsumi Oribe.

Doutonbori, 5/7/2017 [Sun] 17:30 @ Minato Kumin Center in Osaka

(1) Kandai Koyama vs. Ra-pid
(2) Masao Ando & Kyusei Ninja Ranmaru vs. Taiyoto Kamen & Super Gato
(3) Kinryu vs. Orochi
(4) Shigehiro Irie, TORU, Tadasuke & Yuto Kikuchi vs. Magnitude Kishiwada, HUB, Takaku Fuke & Hideaki Sumi
(5) Akagi & Osamu Suganuma vs. Cooger & Billyken Kid

(6) WDW Championship Match: [4th Champion] Kazuaki Mihara vs. [Challenger] Katsumi Oribe
~ 1st title defense.

http://puroresuspirit.net/tag/doutonbori


FREEDOMS NEWS

~ The full event card was announced for the upcoming Korakuen Hall show on May 2.

FREEDOMS “We love FREEDOMS! We are FREEDOMS!”, 5/2/2017 [Tue] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

() Dragon Libre Single Match Trial Series ~ Final: Dragon Libre vs. Takashi Sasaki
() 4vs4 Elimination Match: Karate Brahman, Karate Brahman #2, Buddha Brahman & Muay Thai Brahman vs. Mitsuo Momota, Isami Kodaka, Kenichiro Arai & Chikara
() Violento Jack & Minoru Fujita vs. Yuko Miyamoto & KAZMA SAKAMOTO

() UWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [30th Champion] GENTARO vs. [Challenger] Yuya Susumu
~ 3rd title defense.

() KING of FREEDOM WORLD TAG CHAMPIONSHIP Hardcore 3WAY Match: [13th Champions] Mammoth Sasaki & Toru Sugiura vs. [Challengers] Jun Kasai & Masashi Takeda vs. [Challengers] Takashi Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa
~ 3rd title defense.

() KING of FREEDOM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ~ 4 corners of pain DeathMatch: [8th Champion] Daisuke Masaoka vs. [Challenger] Kenji Fukimoto
~ 3rd title defense.

~ Also matches were announced for the then following Yokohama show on May 4.

FREEDOMS “Yokohama Wrestling Festival 2017”, 5/4/2017 [Thu] 17:30 @ Yokohama Radiant Hall in Kanagawa

() Onryo vs. (to be announced)
() Kenichiro Arai & Minoru Fujita vs. (to be announced)
() Mixed Tag Match: GENTARO & Maruko Nagasaki vs. Yuya Susumu & Hamuko Hoshi
() Mammoth Sasaki vs. KAZMA SAKAMOTO
() Toru Sugiura vs. Yuko Miyamoto
() DeathMatch: Daisuke Masaoka, Takashi Sasaki & Violento Jack vs. Kenji Fukimoto, Jun Kasai & Masashi Takeda

http://puroresuspirit.net/tag/freedoms/


NOAH NEWS

~ NOAH announced that they will be hosting a full memorial ceremony for the late Haruka Eigin for the April 23 show in Kanazawa.

NOAH Event Cards for March & April 2017


ZERO1 NEWS

Due to Akebono being out of action due to a skin infenction, it was announced that he and Shogun Okamoto will be forced to vacate the IC Tag belts.


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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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