News Listings for June 5, 2017

AJPW NEWS

The full event card was announced for the June 11 show.

In addition the previously announced main event of Shuji Ishikawa defending the Triple Crown belt against Jake Lee and Suwama taking on Kento Miyahara, it was also announced that the World Tag belts will be in defense. As the new champions in Kengo Mashimo and KAI takes on the former champions in Zeus and Bodyguard on the show. Mashimo refused to attend the press conference that was scheduled, but KAI spoke on his behalf and said Mashimo accepts the defense. Issues still exist between KAI and Mashimo, but the two have proven to be effective in initially capturing the belts. Though their first defense will be telling for sure if they can come together as a cohesive team.

In addition, TAJIRI makes his return to Japan as he is set to compete in a 6 man tag match along with Yutaka Yoshie and Minoru Tanaka  to take on Jun Akiyama, Ultimo Dragon and Atsushi Maruyama. Having recently competed in WWE’s cruiserweight division, TAJIRI is now free from his contract with them as he looks to take on new challengers at this stage in life. The first of which being Jun Akiyama. TAJIRI said there is still much for him to try and accomplish in Japan specifically, including even hinting a the possibility of trying for the Triple Crown belt.

Also Osamu Nishimura continues to carry the BANG! TV belt, which he captured in the USA from Dalton Drellich, as he aims to take on and give opportunities to any and all challengers. He will be taking on Rikiya Fudo from LAND’S END. Nishimura stated that he holds Dory Funk Jr. in high regard and aims to show nothing but the utmost respect and honor as he defends the belt.

~ In a recent update it was announced that Hikaru Sato will miss the upcoming shows on 6/7, 6/11, and 6/13 due to injury.

Below is the updated event card…

All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2017 Dynamite Series”, 6/11/2017 [Sun] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

() Takao Omori, Masanobu Fuchi & Ryoji Sai vs. Yohei Nakajima, Keisuke Okada & Fuminori Abe
() BANG! TV World Heavyweight Championship Match: [3rd Champion] Osamu Nishimura vs. [Challenger] Rikiya Fudo
~ 2nd title defense.
() Joe Doering, Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato vs. Naoya Nomura, Yuma Aoyagi & Koji Iwamoto
() Jun Akiyama, Ultimo Dragon & Atsushi Maruyama vs. TAJIRI, Yutaka Yoshie & Minoru Tanaka

() World Tag Championship Match: [74th Champions] Kengo Mashimo & KAI vs. [Challengers] Zeus & The Bodyguard
~ 1st title defense.

() Special Single Match: Suwama vs. Kento Miyahara

() Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship Match: [56th Champion] Shuji Ishikawa vs. [Challenger] Jake Lee
~ 1st title defense.

AJPW Event Cards for May & June 2017


DDT NEWS

~ Updated event cards….

DDT “Road to Ryogoku 2017 ~ Dramatic Dream Tsugarushamisen”, 6/10/2017 [Sat] 18:00 @ Aomori City Hamanasu Hall 

() Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. vs. KUDO & Keisuke Ishii
() Mad Paulie vs. Antonio Honda
() Danshoku Dieno & Toru Owashi vs. Shunma Katsumata & MAO
() Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego vs. Mike Bailey, Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase
() DAMNATION vs Shuten-Doji: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo vs. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
() HARASHIMA & Soma Takao vs. Shigehiro Irie & Kouki Iwasaki

DDT “Road to Ryogoku 2017 ~ Dramatic Dream Tan”, 6/11/2017 [Sun] 13:00 @ Yume Messe Miyagi, West Hall

() Sanshiro Takagi & Hirata Collection A.T. vs. KUDO & Kouki Iwasaki
() Toru Owashi vs. Antonio Honda
() Danshoku Dieno & Keisuke Ishii vs. Mike Bailey & Mizuki Watase

() Shuten-Doji vs NωA!: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi vs. Shunma Katsumata & MAO
() ALL OUT vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego vs. Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie

() KO-D Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi vs. [Challengers] HARASHIMA & Soma Takao

DDT “Road to Ryogoku 2017 ~ Dramatic Dream Toru-san”, 6/17/2017 [Sat] 18:00 @ Hiroshima AsterPlaza Multi-purpose Hall

() Yukio Sakaguchi vs. Shunma Katsumata
() Soma Takao vs. Mad Paulie
() Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Hirata Collection A.T. vs. Makoto Oishi, Chikano Kenshin & Lowther
() Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Diego vs. Mike Bailey, Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki
() Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya endo vs. HARASHIMA & MAO
() Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi vs. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
() Danshoku Dieno & Rey Paloma vs. Antonio Honda & Saki Akai

DDT & BJW Day & Night Wrestle Fest in Matsuyama 2017, 6/18/2017 [Sun] 13:00 @ Matsuyama City General Community Center, Exhibition Hall in Ehime

() Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Hirata Collection A.T. vs. Keisuke Ishii, Antonio Honda & Saki Akai
() 3WAY Match: Mad Paulie vs. Makoto Oishi vs. Diego
() Danshoku Dieno vs. Kouki Iwasaki
() Yukio Sakaguchi vs. Kazusada Higuchi
() HARASHIMA & Soma Takao vs. Shigehiro Irie & Mike Bailey
() Shuten-Doji vs NωA!: KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi vs. Shunma Katsumata & MAO
() ALL OUT vs DAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito vs. Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo

DDT “KING OF DDT 2017”, 6/25/2017 [Sun] @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

() Semi-final Match: HARASHIMA vs. Shigehiro Irie
() Semi-final Match: Akito vs. Tetsuya Endo

() Final Match:

DDT “Shinjuku-mura Kara-oha Konbanchiwa 2017 ~ Hello from Shinjuku Village 2017”, 7/2/2017 [Sun] 18:00 @ Shinjuku Village Studio C106 in Tokyo

(-) KO-D Openweight Championship Match: [61st Champion] Konosuke Takeshita vs. [Challenger] Mike Bailey
~ 4th title defense.

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FREEDOMS NEWS

~ The full card was announced for the June 25 show in Ichinoseki.

FREEDOMS, 6/25/2017 [Sun] 14:00 @ Ichinoseki General Stadium U-Dome in Iwate

() Aizawa #1, Asuka & Dragon Libre vs. Chikara, Fuminori Abe & Keisuke Goto
() Shu & Kei Brahman w/ Karate Brahman vs. Shinobu & Daichi Sasaki
() Hardcore Tag Match: Mammoth Sasaki & Toru Sugiura vs. KAZMA SAKAMOTO & Yuko Miyamoto
() Special 6 Man Tag Match: The Great Sasuke & Hiori vs. Minoru Fujita & Hibiscus Mii
() Special Tag Match: Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Yuya Susumu vs. GENTARO & Kenichiro Arai
() Fluorescent Light-tube + Bring Your Own Weapons Death Match: Daisuke Masaoka, Masashi Takeda & Kenji Fukimoto vs. Takashi Sasaki, Jun Kasai & Violento Jack

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GUTS WORLD NEWS

~ GUTS announced the full card for the next show on June 20 at the Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo. The main event of the show will see newly crowned GWC Champion Daisuke defending against CHANGO.

GUTS World “vol.109 SHINKIBA CRUSH NIGHT! 2017”, 6/20/2017 [Tue] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo

() Taro Yamada vs. Koju Takeda
() Kuishinbo Kamen vs. micro
() 2 vs 3 Handicap Match: Kenichiro Arai & Buffalo vs. Drake Morimatsu, Papillon Akemi & Koharu Hinata
() Guts Ishijima & Michio Kageyama vs. Amigo Suzuki & Mike Lao
() Special Single Match: TORU vs. Fuminori Abe

() GWC Tag Championship Match: [14th Champions] Keizo Matsuda & YUJI KITO vs. [Challengers] Kengo Takai & Shinya Ishida
~ 5th title defense.

() GWC 6 Tag Championship Match: [18th Champions] Masao Orihara, Dick Togo & Liang Ping vs. [Challengers] Masked Mystery, Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Joji Otani
~ 3rd title defense.

() GWC Single Championship Match: [12th Champion] Daisuke vs. [Challenger] CHANGO
~ 1st title defense.

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NEW NEWS [6/2 RESULTS]

~ The full event card was announced for the June 8 show.

Next Exciting Wrestling “2nd Series”, 6/8/2017 [Thu] 18:30 @ Kissei Culture Hall in Matsumoto

(1) Katsumi Oribe vs. Akira Joh
(2) Yuya Susumu vs. Fuminori Abe
(3) Masakatsu Funaki vs. Mitsuyoshi Nakai
(4) NEW Special Tag Match: Minoru Tanaka & Naoki Tanizaki vs. Takafumi Ito & Nobutaka Moribe
(5) IGF vs Murakami-Kai: Shinichi Suzukawa & Keisuke Okuda vs. Kohei Sato & 5th Black Tiger

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NJPW NEWS

The full event card has been announced for the upcoming “DOMINION” show that takes place on June 11 in Osaka.

Joining the other previously announced single title matches will be Hiromu Takahashi defending the IWGP Junior Heavyweight belt against the winner of the “Best of the Super Jr. 24” in KUSHIDA. KUSHIDA has declared that he shall recapture the belt, while Hiromu has opposed the challenge and would rather face Ospreay instead. Chairman Naoki Sugabayashi denied the champions request as Hiromu continued to show his frustrations. KUSHIDA though acknowledged that he has lost twice this year to Hiromu, but he is now prepared and will not let there be a replay from their last match which ended in 2 minutes. That he has collected himself and has found his new driving force to keep the “TIME BOMB” from striking for a third time.

The the NEVER 6 Tag belts will be defending in gauntlet rules. As the champions looks to survive four other teams to potentially remain with the belts by their side. The full event card is as follows…

NJPW “DOMINION 6.11 inOSAKA-JO HALL”, 6/11/2017 [Sun] 16:00 @ Osaka-Jo Hall

(0) David Finlay, Tomoyuki Oka & Shota Umino vs. Hirai Kawato, Katsuya Kitamura & Tetsuhiro Yagi

(1) Togi Makabe, Yuji Nagata, Tiger Mask W & Tiger Mask IV vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Manabu Nakanishi & Jushin Thunder Liger

(2) NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Championship Gauntlet Match: [13th Champions] SANADA, EVIL & BUSHI vs. [Challengers] Ryusuke Taguchi, Juice Robinson & Ricochet vs. [Challengers] Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano & YOSHI-HASHI vs. [Challengers] Bad Luck Fale, Hangman Page & Yujiro Takahashi vs. [Challengers] Zack Sabre Jr., Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi
~ Champions 1st title defense.

(3) IWGP Junior Tag Championship Match: [51st Champions] Rocky Romero & Barreta vs. [Challengers] Matt & Nick Jackson
~ 1st title defense.

(4) IWGP Tag Championship Match: [75th Champions] Raymond Rowe & Hanson vs. [Challengers] Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
~ 2nd title defense.

(5) Special Single Match: Michael Elgin vs. Cody

(6) IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [76th Champion] Hiromu Takahashi vs. [Challenger/BOSJ 24 Winner] KUSHIDA
~ 5th title defense.

(7) NEVER Openweight Championship ~ Lumberjack Death Match: [16th Champion] Minoru Suzuki vs. [Challenger] Hirooki Goto
~ 1st title defense.

(8) IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match: [15th Champion] Tetsuya Naito vs. [Challenger] Hiroshi Tanahashi
~ 5th title defense.

(9) IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: [65th Champion] Kazuchika Okada vs. [Challenger] Kenny Omega
~ 6th title defense.

~ Also announced is the prelude show at the Korakuen Hall on June 9, which can be seen through the bulk listing on the website.

NJPW Event Cards for May & June 2017


NOAH NEWS

Takashi Sugiura took part in a press conference today, as he announced that he will be taking a break due to undergoing ‘atrial fibrillation surgery” (heart surgery).

Sugiura stated that he has been suffering from arrhythmia since 2011 and has been undergoing medical treatment ever since in the form of medicine. Though now the medicine that he has been taking is becoming less effective as time has gone by. Mainly he has suffered from dizziness several times while just training and his doctor has recommended surgery to be the next option.

The operation is scheduled to take place on July 14, but he will need at least a months rest before the surgery to keep from any blood clots from forming. The operation itself will only keep him out for a couple of months following. As he stated his intentions on returning to the ring in October. There should also been no hindrance on his training so he will do his best to return in top form.

The full event card has been released for the “GREAT VOYAGE 2017 in FUKUSHIMA” with a press conference that was held today.

The signing ceremony was held for the upcoming GHC Junior Heavyweight match as HAYATA defends the belt against Taiji Ishimori. Ishimori is currently ½ of the GHC Jr. Tag Champions and even though recently trying to take on the heavier guys in the promotion still says that he has to uphold the junior front as well. HAYATA stated that his only goal is to be a defending champion and it means a lot that his first defense will be against the recorder holder for the most defenses as a former champion. Though this match will also be taking place in Ishimori’s home region, but HAYATA is solely focused on defending the belt and proving himself as a fighting champion that NOAH needs at this time.

Then it was announced that Kaito Kiyomiya will be heading to Canada to begin training overseas for an indefinite amount of time. He will be working under Scott D’Amore, who is involved with Impact Wrestling which NOAH is in alliance with at this time. This will be the first time that the young man has gone overseas, but his goal is to ultimately become stronger and more valuable asset to NOAH when does one day return. Uchida has given him his best wishes on his future decisions and continues growth. That even if Kiyomiya gets an opportunity to compete in Impact Wrestling that he will make the best decision for himself in regards to his future.

Below is the updated card….

Pro Wrestling NOAH “GREAT VOYAGE 2017 in FUKUSHIMA ~ Fukushima Charity Show”, 6/25/2017 [Sun] 15:00 @ Big Palette Fukushima

(1) Kenoh vs. Kaito Kiyomiya
(2) Hajime Ohara, Yoshinari Ogawa & Hitoshi Kumano vs. Akitoshi Saito, Daisuke Harada & Masao Inoue
(3) Hi69 vs. YO-HEY
(4) Tadasuke vs. Cody Hall
(5) Muhammad Yone vs. Quiet Storm
(6) Naomichi Marufuji & Maybach Taniguchi vs. Go Shiozaki & Masa Kitamiya

(7) GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [34th Champion] HAYATA vs. [Challenger] Taiji Ishimori
~ 1st title defense.

(8) GHC Heavyweight Championship Match: [28th Champion] Katsuhiko Nakajima vs. [Challenger] Atsushi Kotoge
~ 6th title defense.

NOAH Event Cards for May & June 2017


RJPW NEWS

~ Matches were announced for the next Real Japan show that is scheduled to take place on June 29 at the Korakuen
Hall.

The main event will feature Shinjiro Otani defending the Legend Championship belt against fellow veteran, and former champion, Masakatsu Funaki. then Super Tiger will be taking on the current Middleweight King of Pancrase, boxer, and pro-wrestler Rocky (Ryo) Kawamura.

RJPW, 6/29/2017 [Thu] @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

() Super Tiger vs. Rocky Kawamura
() Legend Championship Match: [11th Champion] Shinjiro Otani vs. [Challenger] Masakatsu Funaki
~ 4th title defense.

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ZERO1 NEWS

~ A couple matches were announced for the upcoming Korakuen Hall show on June 22.

ZERO1, 6/22/2017 [Thu] 18:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

() 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

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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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