News Listings for April 4, 2017

BASARA NEWS

~ Minoru Tanaka was announced to be participating on BASARA’s Korakuen Hall show at the end of the month. Also a new rookie, Nakano, will be debuting on the show.

BASARA, 4/29/2017 [Sat] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(-) UNION MAX Championship Match: [8th Champion] Trans Am ★ Ryuichi (BJW) vs. [Challenger] Ryota Nakatsu
~ 1st title defense.

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DDT NEWS

~ The full event cards were announced for the April 8th and 9th shows. The show on the 8th will feature a special “right to challenge anytime, anywhere” special matches. The matches will be contested in 5 minutes each with a draw being decided by the audience.

DDT “Bokutachi Narimasu Hatsu Shinshutsu ni Narimasu!”, 4/8/2017 [Sat] 17:30 @ Narimasu Act Hall in Tokyo

() Right to Challenge Anytime, Anywhere 5 Min. Challenge: KUDO vs. Shigehiro Irie
() Right to Challenge Anytime, Anywhere 5 Min. Challenge: Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Kazusada Higuchi
() Right to Challenge Anytime, Anywhere 5 Min. Challenge: Keisuke Ishii vs. Yoshihiko
() Right to Challenge Anytime, Anywhere 5 Min. Challenge: Akito vs. Kouki Iwasaki
() Right to Challenge Anytime, Anywhere 5 Min. Challenge: Antonio Honda vs. Lloyd Isaacs

() Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata vs. Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO
() 4WAY Match: Soma Takao vs. Shuji Ishikawa vs. Masahiro Takanashi vs. Tomomitsu Matsunaga
() Smile Squash vs DAMNATION!: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano vs. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo

() Spring Big Bang Bout!: Konosuke Takeshita vs. Mad Paulie

() Special Single Match: Yukio Sakaguchi vs. Danshoku Dieno

DDT “Road to Ryogoku 2017 ~ Dramatic Dream Katsudon”, 4/9/2017 [Sun] 14:00 @ Niigata City Nishikawa Multipurpose Hall

() DDT Idol Wrestler #1 Decision: Toru Owashi vs. Makoto Oishi
() 4WAY Match: Daisuke Sasaki vs. Akito vs. Keisuke Ishii vs. Kazusada Higuchi
() Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata vs. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
() Konosuke Takeshita & Guanchulo vs. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

() Yukio Sakaguchi vs. MAO
() HARASHIMA & Soma Takao vs. Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki
() Yoshihiro Takayama & Danshoku Dieno w/ Super Sasadango Machine vs. Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda

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FREEDOMS NEWS

~ A couple matches were announced for the upcoming Shinkiba show on April 16.

FREEDOMS “GW no Shuyaku wa Oreda! 2017”, 4/16/2017 [Sun] 18:30 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo

(-) GENTARO & Kenichiro Arai vs. Isami Kodaka & Yuya Susumu
(-) DeathMatch: Daisuke Masaoka & Yuko Miyamoto vs. Kenji Fukimoto & Jun Kasai

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

(-) KING of FREEDOM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Match: [8th Champions] Daisuke Sekimoto vs. [Challengers] Kenji Fukimoto
~ 3rd title defense.

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RJPW NEWS

The full event card was announced for the upcoming show on April 27 at the Korakuen Hall.

The First Tiger Mask formally announced that the main event of the show will feature Shinjiro Otani defending the Legend Championship belt against Super Tiger. Super Tiger stated that it has been over a year and a half since he has held the belt within his grasp, losing to Masakatsu Funaki, but after a self fulfilling 2016, namely competing in All Japan, he looks to overcome yet another challenge set before him. That being reclaiming the Legend belt back for his home promotion of Real Japan.

The full event card is as follows…

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. Akebono (Oudou) & Yuki Ishikawa (Battle Arts Academy)

(6) Legend Championship Match: [11th Champion] Shinjiro Otani vs. [Challenger] Super Tiger
~ 3rd title defense.

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WRESTLE-1 NEWS

~ A joshi match was added to the upcoming Korakuen Hall show on April 19.

WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2017 CHERRY BLOSSOM, 4/19/2017 [Wed] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(-) Hana Kimura & Reika Saiki vs. Saori Aono & Natsumi Manki

(-) WRESTLE-1 Cruiserweight Championship Match: [7th Champion] Seiki Yoshioka vs. [Challenger] Andy Wu
~ 1st title defense.

(-) WRESTLE-1 Tag Championship Match: [8th Champions] Koji Doi & Kumagoro vs. [Challengers] Daiki Inaba & Yusuke Kodama
~ 1st title defense.

(-) W-1 Championship Match: [11th Champion] Shotaro Ashino vs. [Challenger] Shuji Kondo
~ 1st title defense.

~ Then a few matches were made official for W-1’s rookie based show, ACE, first show outside of the W-1 dojo. As it will be held at the Shinkiba 1stRING. W-1 latest rookie 野村一 (Hajime Nomura), who made his debut on the 4/2 ACE show. Has formally changed his name to just 一 Hajime (ハジメ). He will be taking on veteran Kenichiro Arai on the next show. Then the two original classmates in Seigo Tachibana and Jun Tonsho will be facing off to determine who is the early “ace” of A.C.E.

“Pro-Wrestling ACE – Vol.5 -“, 5/1/2017 [Sun] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo

(-) Hajime vs. Kenichiro Arai
(-) Seigo Tachibana vs. Jun Tonsho

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ZERO1 NEWS

~ ZERO1 kicked of the Tenkaichi Junior League today at the Shinkiba 1stRING. With the results the upcoming event cards were updated as well.

The next show will be on April 8 which will also feature the Bakuha-oh Tag belts in defense.

ZERO1 / Cho-Hanabi “Hakata StarLanes Dai Enjo ~ Tenkaichi Junior League 2017”, 4/8/2017 [Sat] 18:00 @ Hakata StarLanes in Fukuoka

(1) Takuya Sugawara vs. Yoshikazu Yokoyama
(2) Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. Ikuto Hidaka & Chris Orndorff

(3) Tenkaichi B Block: Kotaro Suzuki vs. Koji Kanemoto
(4) Tenkaichi A Block: Minoru Tanaka vs. Sean Guinness

(5) Kohei Sato & James Raideen vs. Yusaku Obata & Shogun Okamoto

(6) Bakuha-oh Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Atsushi Onita & Chigusa Nagaya vs. [Challengers] Masato Tanaka & TARU

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JOSHI NEWS

~ JWP also formally announced their new promotion name to be “PURE-J”. When they return from a temporary hiatus this Summer. Their debut show will be held on August 11 at the Korakuen Hall. The promotion will he housed on the company by the name of PURE DREAM Co., Ltd. Which will see Command Bolshoi as the CEO. Bolshoi is taking the name of Pure Heart from JWP, which she aims to carry the spirit of JWP, and from the original predecessor of JWP in (ジャパン女子のJ) Japan Joshi Pro-Wrestling.


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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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