News Listings for May 15, 2017


~ Suwama was announced to have suffered a 2, 3, and 4 metacarpal fracture in his right hand and could be out of action for at least 3 weeks. As for his produce show on 5/28, Evolution vs. Onita, he stated that he will have to wait and see how far along he is in regards to recovery, but it was mentioned that Suwama will try to compete as early as next week.

~ Sai, who suffered a major head wound, has been told to take rest for the rest of the month. Though the injury doesn’t appear to be as serious as it could have been.

~ The event cards have been updated to reflect upon their absence.

~ Following their successful defense this past Saturday, Zeus and Bodyguard will be defending the Wold Tag belts against Daichi Hashimoto and Hideyoshi Kamitani on May 20 in Yokohama.

All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2017 Super Power Series ~ YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT BLUES vol.5 ~”, 5/20/2017 [Sat] 17:00 @ Yokohama Radiant Hall in Kanagawa

() BG x Okami BLUES ~ World Tag Championship Match: [73rd Champions] Zeus & Bodyguard vs. [Challengers] Daichi Hashimoto & Hideyoshi Kamitani (both BJW)
~ 4th title defense.

~ It was also announced that the Asia Tag belts will be in defense on June 20. As Atsushi Onita and Masanobu Fuchi will be defending against the former champion team of Atsushi Aoki and Hikaru Sato.

AJPW “2017 Dynamite Series”, 6/20/2017 [Tue] 18:30 @  Obihiro City Sogo Taiikukan in Hokkaido

(-) Asia Tag Championship Match: [100th Champions] Masanobu Fuchi & Atsushi Onita vs. [Challengers] Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato
~ 2nd title defense.

AJPW Event Cards for May & June 2017


~ DDT announced the rules for the EXTREME title match, No DQ Rules, on May 21 and then the full card for the Korakuen Hall show on May 28.

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

() Keisuke Ishii vs. Noriyuki Yoshida (FTO)
() Toru Owashi, KUDO & Tomoya vs. Soma Takao, Makoto Oishi & Shunma Katsumata
() Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. vs. Danshoku Dieno & Royce Isaacs
() DAMNATION vs Shuten-Doji!: Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie vs. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
() Smile Squash vs DNA!: HARASHIMA & Yasu Urano vs. Kouki Iwasaki & MAO

(-) DDT EXTREME Championship ~ No DQ Match: [Champion] Daisuke Sasaki vs. [Challenger] Antonio Honda

(-) KO-D Tag Championship Decision Match: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito vs. Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi
~ Winners become the 61st champions.

DDT “Audience 2017”, 5/28/2017 [Sun] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

() Mad Paulie vs. Tomomitsu Matsunaga
() Saki Akai & Heidi Katrina vs. Antonio Honda & Nobuhiro Shimatani
() Toru Owashi, Hirata Collection A.T. & Hiranito Collection A.T. (Daiki Shimomura) vs. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
() Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo vs. Shigeru Irie, Kazuhide Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
() Smile Squash vs ALL OUT!: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao vs. Akito & (to be announced)

(-) Super Sasadango Machine’s Return Match: Super Sasadango Machine & Sanshiro Takagi vs. Minoru Suzuki & Rocky Kawamura

(-) KO-D 6 Person Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Makoto Oishi, Shunma Katsumata & MAO vs. [Challengers] Danshoku Dieno, Keisuke Ishii & Royce Isaacs

(-) KO-D Openweight Championship Match: [61st Champion] Konosuke Takeshita vs. [Challenger] Yasu Urano
~ 3rd title defense.


~ The full event card were updated for the upcoming “BEST OF THE SUPER Jr” tour. The league is set to begin on May 17 and will run throughout the rest of the month and end come to a close on June 3.

NJPW Event Cards for May & June 2017


~ With Takayama out with a spine injury, Kobashi announced that Hideki Suzuki will be replacing him on the June 14 show.

Kenta Kobashi Procue “Fortune Dream 4”, 6/14/2017 [Wed] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(1) Emerald Dream: Kotaro Suzuki (FREE) vs. Kazuhiro Tamura (HEAT-UP)
(2) Beautiful Dream: Meiko Satomura & Mika Shirahime vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto & Konami
(3) Crossing Dream: Yuji Okabayashi (BJW) & Kaito Kiyomiya (NOAH) vs. Go Shiozaki (NOAH) & Takuya Nomura (BJW)
(4) Fortune Dream 4 special talk battle: Kenta Kobashi vs. Manami Toyota
(5) Dangerous Dream: Shuji Ishikawa & Hideki Suzuki (both FREE) vs. Joe Doering (AJPW) & James Raideen (ZERO1)
(6) Fortune Dream: Daisuke Sekimoto (BJW) & Suwama (AJPW) vs. Kohei Sato (ZERO1) & Shingo Takagi (DG)


~ Following his appearance at the May 12th show, Kazunari Murakami raided the IGF museum. Murakami has come forward to challenge Suzukawa, who has claimed himself as the strongest in the promotion. Currently no match has been formally announced between the two, but it is surely in the works.

~ Matches were announced for the next show which will be on May 21 in Chiba.

Next Exciting Wrestling, 5/21/2017 [Sun] 15:00 @ TKP Garden City Chiba

() Katsumi Oribe vs. Mitsuyoshi Nakai
() Masakatsu Funaki & Keisuke Okuda vs. Alexander Otsuka & KENSO
() Shinichi Suzukawa vs. Super Tiger


~ Doutonbori : Kazuaki Mihara versus GAINA for the WDW belt and Cooger & Billyken versus TORU & Ra-pid was announced to be taking place on the July 16 show.

Doutonbori Pro-Wrestling “Osaka Summer Battle”, 7/16/2017 [Sun] 12:00 @ EDION Arena Osaka, 2nd Gymnasium

() Comedy All-Star Battle Royale:
() Gran Hamada 45th Anniversary Match:
() WDWW Championship Match: [1st Champion] Akagi vs. [Challenger] Kuishinbo Kamen
~ 2nd title defense.
() WDW Tag Championship Match: [5th Champion] Cooger & Billyken Kid vs. [Challengers] TORU & Ra-pid
~ 1st title defense.
() WDW Championship Match: [4th Champion] Kazuaki Mihara vs. [Challenger] GAINA
~ 2nd title defense.

~ FREEDOMS : Matches were announced for the June 4 show in Kyoto.

Pro-Wrestling “Kyoto First Show”, 6/4/2017 [Sun] 17:00 @ Nagaokakyo Chuo Shogai Gakushu Cente rin Kyoto

() Mammoth Sasaki & Toru Sugiura vs. Gunso & Kenshin Chikano
() Takashi Sasaki & Dyna Mido vs. GENTARO & Yuki Tanaka
() Hardcore 6 Man Tag Match ~ FREEDOMS vs Kasu-yaro Pro-Wrestling: Daisuke Masaoka, Jun Kasai & Kenji Fukimoto vs. ‘brother’ YASSHI, Naoki Tanizaki & Yasu Kubota

~ HEAT-UP : Kazuhiro Tamura versus Daisuke Kanehira for the Universal belt was announced to be taking place at the Korakuen Hall show on August 12.

HEAT-UP “Countless Stars Shine in the Holy Land ☆ 2017”, 8/12/2017 [Sat] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(-) HEAT-UP Universal Championship Match: [1st Champion] Kazuhiro Tamura vs. [Challenger] Daisuke Kanehira
~ 6th title defense.

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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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