AJPW / FMW NEWS
~ The “2017 Champion Carnival” continues as Suwama takes the early lead in the B BLOCK standing.
~ Which speaking of Suwama, a current storyline… being dubbed a potential controversy is being dubbed between All Japan and FMW. Basically the story surrounds Atsushi Onita’s continued attempts to get Suwama competing in his brand of death match. Though Suwama has repeatedly denied him on multiple occasions. Suwama being one who rarely competes outside of All Japan. So FMW announced that “Chicken Suwama (チキン諏訪魔)” would be competing on the 4/27 show.
This has led to the President of All Japan in Jun Akiyama addressing the matter and saying that FMW has no rights to use Suwama’s name in any capacity. Let alone on a poster to promote their shows. Basically Akiyama calling them out for falsely promotion Suwama’s name, which the All Japan shareholders did not approve of happening.
Akiyama asked FMW to remove all association of Suwama’s name from their listings.
~ FMW’s 4/27 show looks as follows…
Super Battle Pro-Wrestling FMW, 4/27/2017 [Thu] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
(1) Wild Bear & Shuji Oono vs. Raiden & Tomoryu
(2) Gosaku & Goshogawara & Shocker vs. Daisaku Shimoda & Kenichi Fuji
(3) Latin America Championship Match: [Champion] Wild Seven vs. [Challenger] Kenichiro Arai
(4) FMW Joshi Match:
(5) Ricky Fuji, Naoshi Sano & Keiichi Sato vs. Tetsuhiro Kuroda, Kotaro Suzuki & HASEGAWA
(6) Onita Retirement Countdown ~ Anywhere Bunkhouse Onibo Denryu Bakuha 6 Man Tag DeathMatch: Atsushi Onita, Ichiro Yaguchi & Hideki Hosaka vs. Masao Inoue, Chicken Suwama & X
~ The competitors for this years Itadaki League were announced as follows…
Trans Am ★ Ryuichi [UNION MAX Champion]
Best Stretch Man V3 (Daichi Kazato)
Takato Nakano (new rookie)
Trans Am ★ Hiroshi [2016 Winner]
~ This years league is set to begin on May 4 in Toyonaka and block matches will run until June 25 in Nagoya. The final match will be held on July 5 at the Shinjuku FACE.
~ Currently no league matches were announced at this time, but the early card for the May 4 show is as follows…
BASARA, 5/4/2017 [Thu] 17:00 @ Toyonaka City Rose Cultural Hall in Osaka
(-) Hiroshi de Soleil vs Infinity!: Trans Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT vs. Buffalo & Tsubasa
(-) Special Single Match: Isami Kodaka vs. Naoki Tanizaki
Big Japan announced the full event cards for the big Yokohama show on May 5 and the prelude Korakuen Hall show on April 28.
This years “Endless Survivor” show in Yokohama will feature both the singles belts in defense as Abdullah Kobayashi defends the DeathMatch Heavyweight belt against the winner of the “Ikkitosen DeathMatch Survivor 2017” in Masaya Takahashi, and then the new World Strong Heavyweight Champion Hideki Suzuki puts the belt on the line against one of the leaders of the division in Yuji Okabayashi.
Below are the announced event cards at this time…
BJW, 4/28/2017 [Fri] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Kazumi Kikuta vs. Kazuki Hashimoto & Yuya Aoki
(2) Tsutomu Oosugi, Hercules Senga & Shinobu vs. Shu, Kei Brahman & Ryuichi Sekine
(3) Hardcore 6 Man Tag Match: Great Kojika, Minoru Fujita & Kankuro Hoshino vs. Jaki Numazawa, Masashi Takeda & Takumi Tsukamoto
(4) DeathMatch: Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka vs. Kenji Fukimoto & Toshiyuki Sakuda
(5) Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi vs. Ryota Hama & Yasufumi Nakanoue
(6) Hideki Suzuki, Yoshihisa Uto & Takuya Nomura vs. Ryuichi Kawakami, Daichi Hashimoto & Hideyoshi Kamitani
(7) BJW DeathMatch Heavy Prelude: Abdullah Kobayashi & Ryuji Ito vs. Masaya Takahashi & Takayuki Ueki
BJW “Endless Survivor”, 5/5/2017 [Fri] 15:00 @ Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium in Kanagawa
(1) Kazuki Hashimoto, Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Takuya Nomura vs. Shinobu (666), Kazumi Kikuta & Yuya Aoki
(2) DeathMatch: Great Kojika & Minoru Fujita (FREE) vs. Kankuro Hoshino & Takayuki Ueki
(3) DeathMatch: Yuko Miyamoto (666) & Isami Kodaka (BASARA) vs. Masashi Takeda (FREE) & Takumi Tsukamoto (BASARA)
(4) DeathMatch: Ryuji Ito & Jaki Numazawa vs. Kenji Fukimoto (FREEDOMS) & Toshiyuki Sakuda
(5) Kohei Sato (ZERO1), Shuji Ishikawa (FREE) & Yoshihisa Uto vs. Ryota Hama (FREE), Ryuichi Kawakami & Yasufumi Nakanoue (FREE)
(6) Daisuke Sekimoto & Masato Tanaka (ZERO1) vs. Daichi Hashimoto & Hideyoshi Kamitani
(7) BJW World Strong Heavyweight Championship Match: [10th Champion] Hideki Suzuki (FREE) vs. [Challenger] Yuji Okabayashi
~ 1st title defense.
(8) BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Championship Match: [34th Champion] Abdullah Kobayashi vs. [Challenger] Masaya Takahashi (ASUKA PROJECT)
~ 1st title defense.
GUTS WORLD NEWS
~ The full event card was announced for the Korakuen Hall show on May 5.
GUTS World “Let’s Go Everyone! Korakuen 2017”, 5/5/2017 [Fri] @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
~ Newly announced…
() YOUNG TAG WAR: Joji Otani & Fuminori Abe vs. TORU & Hikaru Takeda
() Keizo Matsuda, YUJI KITO & Kuishinbo Kamen vs. Kengo Takai, Shinya Ishida & Konaka = Pale One
() Kenichiro Arai & Buffalo vs. Tetsuhiro Kuroda & gosaku
() Manami Toyota, Micro & Koharu Hinata vs. Drake Morimatsu, Papillon Akemi & Manami Kanda
~ Previously announced…
() Special Single Match: Yuko Miyamoto (666) vs. Dick Togo (Free)
() Akuma-Michi-CHAN vs Tonpachi Machine Guns: Guts Ishijima, Michio Kageyama & CHANGO vs. Masao Orihara, Amigo Suzuki & Liang Ping
() GWC Single Championship Match: [Champion] Masked Mystery vs. [Challenger] Daisuke
~ It was announced that Ayumu Gunji will be out of action once more due to suffering from Subcutaneous emphysema in his neck. Gunji just recently returned from a right shoulder injury. Gunji will miss the Golden Week tour of shows, more specifically the bigger show on May 7 featuring Manjimaru defending the Tohoku belt against Hyugaji.
Michinoku Pro-Wrestling “Golden Week Tour 2017”, 5/6/2017 [Sat] 18:30 @ Yahaba Chomin Sogo Taiikukan in Iwate
(1) Taro Nohashi vs. Koji Kawamura
(2) Takeshi Minamino vs. Yasutaka Ozera
(3) Jinsei Shinzaki, Ultimo Dragon & Numajiro Kesen vs. The Great Sasuke, Shu & Kei Brahman
(4) Dick Togo & Daichi Sasaki vs. Yapperman #1 & #2
(5) GAINA, Taro Nohashi & Kenbai vs. Hayato “Jr” Fujita, Ken45° & Kengo
(6) Tohoku Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [20th Champion] Manjimaru vs. [Challenger] Rui Hyugaji
~ Due to Akebono missing all upcoming shows due to illness, as such Kendo Kashin was announced to be his replacement for the show on April 27 at Korakuen.
Real Japan Pro Wrestling “First Tiger Mask Kogane Densetsu 2017 ~ LEGEND OF THE GOLD VI”, 4/27/2017 [Thu] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Super Rider vs. Takatoshi Matsumoto (Reversal Gym Tachikawa ALPHA)
(2) YamamotoSAN (COMBO) & Hayato Mashita vs. “Rikidozan III” Chikara (Riki Enterprise) & LEONA (DRADITION)
(3) Ultimo Dragon (Toryumon MEXICO), Kazuhiko Ogasawara (PRO-KARATE Storm) & Masato Shibata (Free) vs. Masao Orihara (Mobius), Great Tiger & Black Tiger
(4) Taka Kunoh (Team Akira Ota) & Noboyuki Kurashima (DRADITION) vs. Magical Army No. 5 Alexander Otsuka & Magical Army No. 8 Takuma Sano w/ President Aoyagi
(5) Masakatsu Funaki (Free) & Daisuke Sekimoto (BJW) vs. Kendo Kashin (FREE) & Yuki Ishikawa (Battle Arts Academy)
(6) Legend Championship Match: [11th Champion] Shinjiro Otani vs. [Challenger] Super Tiger
~ 3rd title defense.
W-1 announced the full event card for the upcoming show on April 23 and the title matches for the next Korakeun Hall show on May 4.
First up the April 23 card was announced as the main event will feature Koji Doi defending the Result belt against his fellow tag partner Kumagoro. The two understand that competition comes before their friendship as both aim to become stronger and closer through pushing themselves in each and every match.
Then three title matches were announced for the next Korakuen Hall show that will be held on May 4. The main event will feature the now lone wolf champion Shotaro Ashino taking on yet another established competitor in Manabu Soya. Ashino announced his leave from TriggeR after besting both of his former teammates in the last month. Ashino now declaring himself the leader of this era has put himself directly in the path of the established wrestlers who have come before him.
Then the W-1 Tag belts will be in defense as Koji Doi and Kumagoro put the belts on the line against the team of Masayuki Kono and the heavyweight up-and-comer from the ACE brand Takanori Ito. Kono called out for the title match following the champions defense on 4/19 and said that he would find himself an appropriate teammate. That being the man he beat earlier on the show in Ito. This will mark Ito’s first ever title opportunity. Kono aims to give the big rookie the chance to show his worth, maybe even a potential spot into TriggeR.
Then the W-1 Cruiser belt will be in defense, as the new, and now 2-time, champion Andy Wu goes into a rematch against, the man that beat him for the belt earlier this year, MAZADA. MAZADA has taken offense to losing the belt to Yoshioka and then only seeing it go right back to Wu as he just beat him earlier this year. MAZADA declared that he will reclaim the belt just like he did back in the start of the year. Andy stated that this time he will defend the belt.
Below are the upcoming announced event cards at this time…
WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2017 CHERRY BLOSSOM, 4/23/2017 [Sun] 13:00 @ Kawaguchi Industrial Technology Center in Saitama
(1) WRESTLE-1 vs Pro-Wrestling ACE: Kohei Fujimura vs. Ganseki Tanaka
(2) WRESTLE-1 vs Pro-Wrestling ACE: Seiki Yoshioka vs. Hajime
(3) Kaz Hayashi, NOSAWA Rongai & Masayuki Mitomi vs. Andy Wu, Jun Tonsho & Sho Shindo
(4) Daiki Inaba & Yusuke Kodama vs. Masayuki Kono & Takanori Ito
(5) W-1 Championship Prelude Tag Match: Shotaro Ashino & Seigo Tachibana vs. Manabu Soya & Shuji Kondo
(6) WRESTLE-1 Result Championship Match: [1st Champion] Koji Doi vs. [Challenger] Kumagoro
~ 1st title defense.
WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2017 TRIUMPH, 5/4/2017 [Thu] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) WRESTLE-1 Cruiserweight Championship Match: [8th Champion] Andy Wu vs. [Challenger] MAZADA
~ 1st title defense.
(-) WRESTLE-1 Tag Championship Match: [8th Champions] Koji Doi & Kumagoro vs. [Challengers] Masayuki Kono & Takanori Ito
~ 2nd title defense.
(-) WRESTLE-1 Championship Match: [11th Champion] Shotaro Ashino vs. [Challenger] Manabu Soya
~ 2nd title defense.
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