~ Updated event cards… Among the updates is that Masashi Takeda will be out of action due to a right knee injury, which he will miss the big Yokohama show on 5/5 show specifically.
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 vs. Kankuro Hoshino & Takumi Tsukamoto
(4) Bring Your Own Weapons 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 Fluorescent Light-tube Tag DeathMatch: Abdullah Kobayashi & Ryuji Ito vs. Masaya Takahashi & Takayuki Ueki
Frank Atsushi Produce ~ New School Of FRANK ~ , 5/1/2017 [Mon] 19:00 @ Yokohama Nigiwaiza in Kanagawa
(1) Abdullah Kobayashi vs. Yuya Aoki
(2) Daichi Hashimoto, Hideyoshi Kamitani & Takayuki Ueki vs. Yasufumi Nakanoue, Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Yoshihisa Uto
(3) Yuko Miyamoto vs. Toshiyuki Sakuda
(4) Kazuki Hashimoto & Kazumi Kikuta vs. GO Asakawa & Kyu Mogami
(5) Masashi Takeda vs. Takuya Nomura
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) Barbed-wire Board Tag DeathMatch: Great Kojika & Minoru Fujita (FREE) vs. Kankuro Hoshino & Takayuki Ueki
(3) TLC Tag DeathMatch: Yuko Miyamoto (666) & Isami Kodaka (BASARA) vs. Masashi Takeda (FREE) & Takumi Tsukamoto (BASARA)
(4) Bring Your Own Weapons 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 ~ Fluorescent Light-tubes & Spike Nail Board DeathMatch: [34th Champion] Abdullah Kobayashi vs. [Challenger] Masaya Takahashi (ASUKA PROJECT)
~ 1st title defense.
~ The full event card was announced for the May 4 show in Osaka.
BASARA, 5/4/2017 [Thu] 17:00 @ Toyonaka City Rose Cultural Hall in Osaka
() Itadaki A BLOCK Match: Yusuke Kubo vs. Takato Nakano
() Itadaki A BLOCK Match: Ryuichi Sekine vs. Best Stretch Man
() Itadaki A BLOCK Match: Trans Am ★ Ryuichi vs. Takumi Tsukamoto
() Hardcore Tag Match: FUMA & HUB vs. Gunso & Kabuki Kid
(-) Hiroshi de Soleil vs Infinity!: Trans Am ★ Hiroshi & SAGAT vs. Buffalo & Tsubasa
(-) Special Single Match: Isami Kodaka vs. Naoki Tanizaki
~ The Universal Tag belts were announced to be in defense on the June 4 show.
HEAT-UP, 6/4/2017 [Sun] 15:30 @ Biwajima Sports Center in Nagoya
(-) HEAT-UP Universal Tag Championship Match: [1st Champions] Kenichiro Arai & Hide Kubota vs. [Challengers] Kazuhiro Tamura & Fuminori Abe
~ 1st title defense.
~ The full event card were announced for the Golden Week shows…
K-DOJO “GWSP7”, 4/29/2017 [Sat] @ Blue Field in Chiba
() K-METAL LEAGUE 2017: GO Asakawa vs. Yuu Iizuka (HEAT-UP)
() K-METAL LEAGUE 2017: Kyu Mogami vs. Marines Mask
() Kotaro Yoshino & Dinosaur Takuma vs. Daigoro Kashiwa & Atsushi Maruyama
() GW Special Rule Single Match ~ Special 2 Count Rule: Taishi Takizawa vs. ERINA
() Ayato Yoshida, Kaji Tomato & Yuma vs. Tank Nagai, Yuki Sato & Ayumu Honda
K-DOJO “GWSP7”, 4/30/2017 [Sun] @ Blue Field in Chiba
() K-METAL LEAGUE 2017: GO Asakawa vs. Yuki Ueno
() K-METAL LEAGUE 2017: Marines Mask vs. Yuu Iizuka
() Kotaro Yoshino & Dinosaur Takuma vs. Dick Togo & Yuki Sato
() GW Special Rule Single Match ~ High Tension: Kaji Tomato vs. Yuma
() Ricky Fuji, Daigoro Kashiwa & X vs. Kyu Mogami, Tank Nagai & Ayumu Honda
K-DOJO “GWSP7”, 5/3/2017 [Wed] @ Blue Field in Chiba
() K-METAL LEAGUE 2017: Kyu Mogami vs. Yuu Iizuka
() Kotaro Yoshino & Dinosaur Takuma vs. NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA
() GW Special Rule Single Match ~ UWF Rules: Ayato Yoshida vs. Ayumu Honda
() GO Asakawa, Kaji Tomato & Bambi vs. Kengo Mashimo, Tank Nagai & Kunio Toshima
K-DOJO “GWSP7”, 5/4/2017 [Thu] @ Blue Field in Chiba
() K-METAL LEAGUE 2017: Yuu Iizuka vs. Yuki Ueno
() Kotaro Yoshino & Dinosaur Takuma vs. Taishi Takizawa & Daisuke Sekimoto
() Kaji Tomato vs. ERINA
() GW Special Rule Tag Match ~ Lumberjack Match: Ayato Yoshida & Marines Mask vs. Tank Nagai & Ayumu Honda
() Kyu Mogami, Ricky Fuji & Yoshihiro Horaguchi vs. GO Asakawa, Kengo Mashimo & Kunio Toshima
K-DOJO “GWSP7”, 5/5/2017 [Fri] @ Blue Field in Chiba
() K-METAL LEAGUE 2017: GO Asakawa vs. Marines Mask
() K-METAL LEAGUE 2017: Kyu Mogami vs. Yuki Ueno
() Kotaro Yoshino & Dinosaur Takuma vs. Shiori Asahi & Makoto Oishi
() GW Special 4WAY Match ~ Confectionery Ladder Match: Kaji Tomato vs. Daigoro Kashiwa vs. Yuma vs. Kunio Toshima
() Ricky Fuji, Yuu Iizuka & ERINA vs. Ayato Yoshida, Kengo Mashimo & Tank Nagai
K-DOJO “GWSP7”, 5/6/2017 [Sat] @ Blue Field in Chiba
() K-METAL LEAGUE 2017: Marines Mask vs. Yuki Ueno
() K-METAL LEAGUE 2017: Kyu Mogami vs. GO Asakawa
() GW Special 4WAY Match ~ Alcohol Match: Kaji Tomato vs. Ricky Fuji vs. ERINA vs. Tank Nagai
() Kotaro Yoshino & Dinosaur Takuma vs. Kengo Mashimo & X
() Ayato Yoshida, Taishi Takizawa & Yoshihiro Horaguchi vs. Daigoro Kashiwa, Bambi & Yuu Iizuka
K-DOJO “GWSP7”, 5/7/2017 [Sun] @ Blue Field in Chiba
() K-METAL League Losers vs. Kengo Mashimo, Tank Nagai & Ayumu Honda
() Kotaro Yoshino & Dinosaur Takuma vs. Taiji Ishimori & Hi69
() K-METAL LEAGUE 2017 Final Match: #1 vs. #2
() GW Special Rule Tag Match ~ No DQ Match: TAKA Michinoku vs. Kunio Toshima
() Taishi Takizawa, Kaji Tomato & Yoshihiro Horaguchi vs. Shiori Asahi, Yuma & Bambi
~ Kengo Mashimo versus Isami Kodaka was formally announced to be taking place on May 28 at the Shinkiba 1stRING.
KAIENTAI DOJO “Tokyo Big Show”, 5/28/2017 [Sun] 18:30 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
(-) CHAMPION OF STRONGEST-K Championship Match: [22nd Champion] Kengo Mashimo vs. [Challenger] Isami Kodaka
~ 6th title defense.
~ The headlining matches for the April 30 show in Saitama were announced…
NEW Opening Series, 4/30/2017 [Sun] 15:00 @ Kasukabe Fureai Cube in Saitama
() Minoru Tanaka & Shuichiro Katsumura vs. Takafumi Ito & Mitsuyoshi Nakai
() Shinya Aoki vs. Keisuke Okuda
() NEW Special Tag Match: Shinichi Suzukawa & Masakatsu Funaki vs. Alexander Otsuka & Ryuji Hijikata
The full event card was announced for the next LION’S GATE show on May 9.
The main event for the show will feature the super heavyweight young lions in Tomoyuki Oka and Katsuya Kitamura taking on the 3rd generation veteran team of Yuji Nagata and Manabu Nakanishi. In what is a parallel match of sorts as both mean share similar commonalities to the veterans that they face. All being former amateur wrestlers as this match is being dubbed the “Amaresu (Amateur wrestling) Heavyweight Tag Battle”. Both Oka and Kitamura have been boasting their strengths and ever-growing skills in the ring. As they are already eager in their young pro careers to begin making strides to take their own places within the promotion.
As of the current standouts among the outsider talents of the LION’S GATE shows, Ayato Yoshida will be receiving a huge singles match against Satoshi Kojima. Yoshida having just come off of his first singles title match challenge against Kengo Mashimo, though with a loss. The super rookie aims to continue showing the skill he has in the ring even against some of the bigger names still competing today. The ultimate trial stands before Yoshida as Kojima stated that he will make the rookie regret asking for this match if he is not prepared for it.
In what is becoming a theme for YOSHI-HASHI with these shows. He will once more be taking on a known talent in the indie scene of Japan this time with Pro-Wrestling HEAT-UP’s Daisuke Kanehira. Kanehira being one of Kazuhiro Tamura’s top students has slowly been growing into his own within the promotion as he boasts a strong jiu-jitsu background. The stage will be open to the outside to show everything he has to offer against a higher established name.
Toru Sugiura and Dinosaur Takuma will be getting another chance at the LION’S GATE stage as this time they take on the veteran team of Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Tiger Mask IV. Toru is being noted for his rugged style in which he is not afraid to fight outside the ring at any instant and Dinosaur’s power was noted from the last show as well. Though they will need all of that as they look to show their all against the vets.
Shota Umino will be taking on El Desperado, who has shown his dissatisfaction with being paired among the young lions. Though he was once one himself, he expects the young talent to not waste his time.
Then New Japan will be introducing another young lion on this show with Tetsuhiro Yagi (Born 4/23/1992, 180cm and 88kg. Joined the NJPW Dojo in April 2016). The 25 year old rookie will be taking on the 20 year Kawato who already has plenty of experience as an active pro-wrestler.
LION’S GATE PROJECT 5, 5/9/2017 [Tue] 19:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
(1) Tetsuhiro Yagi’s Debut Match: Hirai Kawato vs. Tetsuhiro Yagi
(2) Shota Umino vs. El Desperado (SZKG)
(3) Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Tiger Mask IV vs. Toru Sugiura (FREEDOMS) & Dinosaur Takuma (K-DOJO)
(4) YOSHI-HASHI vs. Daisuke Kanehira (HEAT-UP)
(5) Satoshi Kojima vs. Ayato Yoshida (K-DOJO)
(6) Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Tomoyuki Oka & Katsuya Kitamura
~ Updated event cards…
~ Hayato “Jr” Fujita was announced to miss tomorrow’s Tenkaichi finals as the A BLOCK match will be changed to a one on one bout. He is suffering from a partial split of the MCL and has been pulled from all upcoming appearances.
ZERO1 “Tenkaichi Junior League 2017”, 4/26/2017 [Wed] 18:45 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) A BLOCK Semi-final 3WAY Match: Shinjiro Otani vs. Sean Guinness
(2) B BLOCK Semi-final Match: Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. Kotaro Suzuki
(3) Koji Kanemoto & Chris Orndorff vs. Yoshikazu Yokohama & Takuya Nomura
(4) Takuya Sugawara & Minoru Tanaka vs. Ikuto Hidaka & Takumi Tsukamoto
(5) Shogun Okamoto vs. TARU
(6) Kohei Sato vs. Hideki Suzuki
(7) World Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Masato Tanaka vs. [Challenger] James Raideen
(8) Tenkaichi Final Match:
ZERO1, 4/28/2017 [Fri] 18:45 @ Gifu City Juroku Plaza
(1) Chris Orndorff vs. Hiroki Murase (FREE)
(2) Yoshikazu Yokoyama vs. Diablo
(3) Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. Ikuto Hidaka & Sean Guinness
(4) NWA International Light Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Koji Kanemoto & Minoru Tanaka vs. [Challengers] Kotaro Suzuki & Takuya Sugawara
(5) Street Fight DeathMatch: Atsushi Onita & Shogun Okamoto vs. Masato Tanaka & TARU
ZERO1, 4/30/2017 [Sun] 13:00 @ Lazona Kawasaki Plazasol in Kanagawa
(-) ZERO1 vs Gaiteki-gun Battle Outrage: Shinjiro Otani, Kohei Sato, Yusaku Obata, Yoshikazu Yokoyama & Chris Orndorff vs. Masato Tanaka, TARU, Shogun Okamoto, Kotaro Suzuki & Isami Kodaka
ZERO1, 5/6/2017 [Sat] 17:00 @ Yokohama Radiant Hall
(-) ZERO1 vs Gaiteki-gun Battle Outrage: Kohei Sato, Tatsuhito Takaiwa, Ikuto Hidaka, Chris Orndorff & Hideki Suzuki vs. Shogun Okamoto, Daisuke Sekimoto, Kotaro Suzuki, Isami Kodaka & Takumi Tsukamoto
WWE’s Hall of Fame Legacy trophy that was presented today at the grave of Rikidozan. As Mitsuo and Chikara Momota were both present to accept the award on their father and grandfather’s behalf.
This year marks the 54th anniversary since the passing of Rikidozan. As Mitsuo stated that he believes his father would have been pleased to receive such an honor.
Shiro Abe, who was known as being a top referee for All Japan Joshi Pro-Wrestling, passed away today due to pneumonia. He was 76 years old.
He formally retired in 2009, but still made special appearances for Bull Nakano’s retirement in 2012 and a Chigusa Nagayo produce show in 2014.
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