Some updates were announced for upcoming shows, including the match order for the July 5 show in Shinkiba, Hikaru Sato defending the World Junior belt against Minoru Tanaka on July 17, and Ultimo Dragon to hold his 30th anniversary show on August 19 in conjunction with All Japan.
The full event card was announced for the Korakuen Hall show on July 17, as it was made official that Hikaru Sato will be defending the World Junior belt against Minoru Tanaka. Hikaru stated that this will be one of his biggest challenges yet as he faces a veteran grappler and a former World Junior champion. Though he stated that he is both focused and prepared for the match at hand. He also hinted as his future goal is to challenge his partner Atsushi Aoki with the belt on the line at the Ryogoku show on August 27.
Which speaking of the two, they both took part in today’s press event as they confronted their challengers for the Asia Tag belts, Tank Nagai and Ayumu Honda, before their defense on July 23. The challengers may not be known all too well in All Japan, but Tank stated that every opportunity is a chance to make history. Aoki and Tank have met a few times in the past and have formed a sort of grudge in the process. That beating Aoki and Hikaru would give him the strongest of satisfaction as they will give it their all’s to hold the belts.
Ultimo Dragon took part in a press conference to announced that his 30th anniversary show in Japan will be taking place on August 18 at the Korakuen Hall. With that he will be bringing in a couple wrestlers from Japan in Caristico (formerly Misitco), El Diamante, and Sam Adonis. Also Caristico stated that he wishes to compete at All Japan’s Ryogoku Kokugikan show on August 27 as well.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2017 SUMMER ACTION SERIES”, 7/17/2017 [Mon] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) Masanobu Fuchi, Yohei Nakajima, Ayato Yoshida (K-DOJO) & Yusuke Okada vs. Koji Iwamoto, Yuma Aoyagi, Daichi Kazato (BASARA) & Fuminori Abe (Sportiva)
(-) Atsushi Aoki, Osamu Nishimura (FREE) & Ryoji Sai (LAND’S END) vs. TAJIRI (FREE), KAI (FREE) & Massimo
(-) World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [43rd Champion] Hikaru Sato vs. [Challenger] Minoru Tanaka
~ 4th title defense.
~ Previously announced…
(-) Akiyamaz vs Axe Bombers: Jun Akiyama, Isami Kodaka & Atsushi Maruyama vs. Takao Omori, Yuko Miyamoto & Kazuhiro Tamura
(-) Special Single Match: Kento Miyahara vs. Joe Doering
(-) World Tag Championship Match: [75th Champions] Zeus & The Bodyguard vs. [Challengers] Jake Lee & Naoya Nomura
~ 2nd title defense.
(-) Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship Match: [56th Champion] Shuji Ishikawa vs. [Challenger] Suwama
~ 2nd title defense.
~ Some updates were announced for the death matches that are scheduled to take place during the first half of the Ryogoku show.
~ First up, the match piting Yankee Nichokenju versus Tsukamoto and Sakuda will be under “Tetsuori & KMGT” rules. Which is iron cage, Kariki (lawn trimmer), Mega Hammer, Giga Ladder, and Terra Table.
Then rules of the concrete death match were released. Approximetely 370 blocks will be used for the match with a weight of nearly 2.2 tons.
BJW ~RYOGOKUTAN~, 7/17/2017 [Mon] 15:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
(1) Kota Sekifuda’s Return Match: Kota Sekifuda & Yuya Aoki vs. Ryuichi Sekine & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
(2) Special 6 Man Tag Match: Great Kojika, Tsutomu Oosugi & Hercules Senga vs. Kendo Kashin, Shu & Kei Brahman
(3) Special Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki & Kazumi Kikuta vs. Yoshihisa Uto & Takuya Nomura
(4) Tetsuori & KMGT Deathmatch: Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka vs. Takumi Tsukamoto & Toshiyuki Sakuda
(5) Concrete Block Tag Deathmatch: Jaki Numazawa & Masashi Takeda vs. Minoru Fujita & Kankuro Hoshino
(6) First BJW Junior Heavyweight Championship Decision Match: (Jr League #1) Kazuki Hashimoto vs. (Jr League #2) Shinobu
(7) Yokohama Shopping Street 6 Tag Championship Match: [10th Champions] Ryota Hama, Yasufumi Nakanoue & Shogun Okamoto vs. [Challengers] Kohei Sato, Daichi Hashimoto & Hideyoshi Kamitani
~ 1st title defense.
(8) BJW World Strong Heavyweight Championship Match: [10th Champion] Hideki Suzuki vs. [Challenger] Ryuichi Kawakami
~ 3rd title defense.
(9) BJW Tag Championship Match: [43rd Champions] Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi vs. [Challengers] Abdullah Kobayashi & Ryuji Ito
~ 5th title defense.
(10) BJW Death Match Heavyweight Championship Match: [35th Champion] Masaya Takahashi vs. [Challenger] Takayuki Ueki
~ 2nd title defense.
~ The full event card was announced for the July 17 show in Hiroshima.
FREEDOMS “Jun Kasai Produce Deathmatch Carnival 2017”, 7/17/2017 [Mon] 17:00 @ Hiroshima Industrial Hall, East Building
() Toru Sugiura, Kenji Fukimoto & Dragon Libre vs. Gunso, Takeshi Okada & Yuki Aoki
() Mammoth Sasaki vs. Chikara
() UWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [31st Champion] Yuya Susumu vs. [Challenger] Rey Paloma
~ 2nd title defense.
() Death Match: GENTARO, Kamui & Dyna Mido vs. KAZMA SAKAMOTO, Chikano Kenshin & Devil Magician
() Death Match: Daisuke Masaoka & Takashi Sasaki vs. Violento Jack & Ciclope
() Death Match: Jun Kasai vs. Miedo Xtremo
NJPW / SZKG / K-DOJO NEWS
TAKA and Taichi will be holding their produce shows again this year as the two Suzuki-gun teammates will be taking on two members of Los Ingobernables de Japon in Hiromu Takahashi and BUSHI.
TAKA & Taichi Produce SEASON 2, 8/28/2017 [Mon] 19:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
(-) Special Tag Best 2 out of 3 Falls Match:: TAKA Michinoku & Taichi vs. Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI
~ Yoshiaki Fujiwara and Takaku Fuke versus Jushin Thunder Liger & Takuma Sano was announced for the MASTERS show on July 26. With that Keiji Mutoh announced that all of the event cards were announced for the show. The match order will be announced on a later date.
PRO-WRESTLING MASTERS, 7/26/2017 [Wed] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() WONDERFUL MASTERS WORLD Special Tag Match: Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Takaku Fuke vs. Jushin Thunder Liger & Takuma Sano
() MASTER BATTLE! Heisei Ishin-gun vs Dai Nihon Pro-Wrestling Special 6 Man Tag Match: Shiro Koshinaka, AKIRA & Akitoshi Saito w/ Masashi Aoyagi vs. Great Kojika, Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi
() 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
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