~ It was announced that Hikaru Sato will be defending the World Junior belt against Koji Iwamoto on June 28 in Asahikawa.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2017 Dynamite Series”, 6/28/2017 [Wed] 18:30 @ Asahikawa Jiba Sangyo Shinko Center in Hokkaido
() Naoya Nomura & Yuma Aoyagi vs. Minoru Tanaka & Yusuke Okada
() Fuchi vs Dragon Hokkaido Series Final Match: Masanobu Fuchi vs. Ultimo Dragon
() Yohei Nakajima vs. Atsushi Maruyama
() Joe Doering vs. Yutaka Yoshie
() Suwama & Atsushi Aoki vs. Zeus & The Bodyguard
() World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [43rd Champion] Hikaru Sato vs. [Challengers] Koji Iwamoto
~ 3rd title defense.
() Hokkaido Tour Last Special 6 Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Takao Omori & Jake Lee vs. Kento Miyahara, Shuji Ishikawa & KAI
~ The format for the death matches on the June 21 show at the 1stRING were announced.
BJW, 6/21/2017 [Wed] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
(1) Yoshihisa Uto & Kazumi Kikuta vs. Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Yuya Aoki
(2) Tsutomu Oosugi & Hercules Senga vs. Shu & Kei Brahman
(3) Daisuke Sekimoto, Yuji Okabayashi & Ryuichi Kawakami vs. Daichi Hashimoto, Hideyoshi Kamitani & Yasufumi Nakanoue
(4) 1st BJW Junior Heavyweight Championship League Match: Kazuki Hashimoto vs. Toshiyuki Sakuda
(5) 1st BJW Junior Heavyweight Championship League Match: Shinobu vs. Takuya Nomura
(6) Bring Your Own Weapons Tornado 6 Man DeathMatch: Masaya Takahashi, Takayuki Ueki & Takumi Tsukamoto vs. Jaki Numazawa, Minoru Fujita & Masashi Takeda
(7) Fluorescent Light-tube 6 Man Tag DeathMatch: Abdullah Kobayashi, Ryuji Ito & Kankuro Hoshino vs. Yuko Miyamoto, Isami Kodaka & Ryuichi Sekine
~ The full event card was announced for the Korakuen Hall show on July 5.
Jun Kasai Produce Kogyo Chokuzen Special, 7/5/2017 [Wed] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() Yuko Miyamoto vs. Ciclope
() Barbed-wire Board Tag Death Match: Takashi Sasaki & Violento Jack vs. Miedo Xtremo & Toshiyuki Sakuda
() Ki〇Gai no Utage ~ Crazy one Grand Prix ~ Cross Board Tag Death Match: Jun Kasai & Gunso vs. Masashi Takeda & Kenji Fukimoto
() Tokyo Desert Homeless Death Match: Shu Brahman & Kei Brahman with Karate Brahman vs. GENTARO & Dragon Libre
() Ifuku Return 6 Man Tag Match: Mammoth Sasaki, Toru Sugiura & Kamui vs. Yuya Susumu, KAZMA SAKAMOTO & Chikara
(-) KING of FREEDOM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Glass Board + Bring Your Own Weapons Death Match: [8th Champion] Daisuke Masaoka vs. [Challenger] Minoru Fujita
~ 4th title defense.
The full event card was announced for the next LION’S GATE show that is scheduled to take place on July 4 at the Shinjuku FACE.
Following the conclusion of the June 15 show, the full card was announced for the next show with the main event of Yuji Nagata taking on K-DOJO’s Ayato Yoshida. Yoshida claimed the indirect win over Nagata’s team on the last show and immediately went for the claim of a singles challenge against the veteran. Natata never being one to back down from a challenge accepted the match to happen. Both men share a common ground in style, notably with strikes, though with that said Nagata looks to have said that he will not be holding anything back against the super rookie.
Then following his win over Yuma Aoyagi, YOSHI-HASHI received a challenge from another AJPW wrestler in Koji Iwamoto. Iwamoto stood as one of the more underrated talents in the indies scene before signing with All Japan at the beginning of this year, Iwamoto boasts a style that should give YOSHI-HASHI his biggest challenge yet since the start of the LION’S GATE shows.
Satoshi Kojima will be up against Tomoyuki Oka in singles competition. Kojima claimed the win over Oka in the main event of the last show as the rookie made it known that he wanted to face Kojima. Oka cannot take the loss withstanding as he is eager to begin his own breakout among the pack and looks to make that start against the bigger veteran in Kojima.
Dick Togo will be making his return to the New Japan ring for the first time since last appearing in 2011. Dick Togo retired initially retired in 2012 before making his return last year as he felt there was still much for him to do. He will be taking on the young lion Kawato, who looks to continue further growing and awaits the challenge against the pro-wrestling master.
The only tag match on the show will feature the first ever “Bull and Dinosaur” combination. As Hiroyoshi Tenzan will be teaming with Dinosaur Takuma to take on the “Muscle Combination” of Manabu Nakanishi and Katsuya Kitamura.
TAKA Michinoku will be taking on the young lion Tetsuhiro Yagi and a new young lion will be making his debut in Ren Narita. The 19 year old Narita, standing 182cm and weighing 83kg, and was the original trainee who started along with Shota Umino. Though now at a 2 month difference the youngster has some ground to make up in what New Japan is calling a new potential rivalry.
Below is the announced card in full…
LION’S GATE PROJECT 7, 7/4/2017 [Tue] 19:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
(1) Ren Narita’s Debut Match: Shota Umino vs. Ren Narita
(2) Tetsuhiro Yagi vs. TAKA Michinoku (K-DOJO)
(3) Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Dinosaur Takuma (K-DOJO) vs. Manabu Nakanishi & Katsuya Kitamura
(4) Hirai Kawato vs. Dick Togo (FREE)
(5) Satoshi Kojima vs. Tomoyuki Oka
(6) YOSHI-HASHI vs. Koji Iwamoto (AJPW)
(7) Yuji Nagata vs. Ayato Yoshida (K-DOJO)
~ The full event card was announced for the Yokohama show coming up on June 24.
WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2017 OUTBREAK, 6/24/2017 [Sat] 17:00 @ Yokohama Radiant Hall in Kanagawa
() NOSAWA Rongai & Jay Freddie vs. Andy Wu & Masayuki Mitomi
() Shotaro Ashino vs. Yusuke Kodama
() Kaz Hayashi & Hajime vs. Manabu Soya & Ganseki Tanaka
() Shuji Kondo & Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio vs. Seigo Tachibana & Soma Sumeragi
(-) Daiki Inaba vs. Seiki Yoshioka
(-) WRESTLE-1 Tag Championship Match: [9th Champions] Masayuki Kono & Takanori Ito vs. [Challengers] Koji Doi & Kumagoro
~ 2nd title defense.
~ Two more matches were announced for the next PRO-WRESTLING MASTERS show that is to be held on July 26 at the Korakuen Hall.
PRO-WRESTLING MASTERS, 7/26/2017 [Wed] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() FIRST MASTERS Special Single Match: Ricky Fuji vs. Hisakatsu Oya
() Lucha Master the Best Special 6 Tag Match: The Great Sasuke, Shiryu & SATO vs. NOSAWA Rongai, MASADA & FUJITA
() PRO-WRESTLING MASTERS Gather! Special 6 Man Tag Match: Tatsumi Fujinami, Riki Choshu & X vs. Great Muta, The Great Kabuki & TNT
~ A couple more matches were announced for the upcoming show on June 22 at Korakuen. Otani also formally stated that he would be withdrawing his name as a potential competitor in this years “Fire Festival”. He would rather his spot be filled with someone who would be more willing to show more of their own personal fire for each and every match.
ZERO1, 6/22/2017 [Thu] 18:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() Yoshikazu Yokoyama vs. Super Tiger
() Shinjiro Otani & Daisuke Sekimoto vs. Hideki Suzuki & Yuya Aoki
() Ikuto Hidaka & Takuya Sugawara vs. Kotaro Suzuki & Sean Guinness
() James Raideen vs. Hartley Jackson
() ZERO1 vs NEW: Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Chris Orndorff vs. Keisuke Okuda & Mitsuyoshi Nakai
() Before Fire Festival! Special 6 Man Tag Match: Masato Tanaka, Yusaku Obata, Kohei Sato, Shogun Okamoto, X & XX
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