News Listings for July 31, 2017


~ The full event card was announced for the August 19 show in Nagoya. The show will feacture the previously announced BJW Death and World Strong title defense.

BJW “Death Mania V”, 8/19/2017 [Sat] 17:00 @ Nagoya International Conference Center Event Hall in Aichi

(1) Kazuki Hashimoto & Takumi Tsukamoto vs. Kota Sekifuda & Yuya Aoki
(2) Ryota Hama, Yasufumi Nakanoue & Kazumi Kikuta vs. Ryuichi Kawakami, Kengo Takai & Yoshihisa Uto
(3) Death Match: Great Kojika & Abdullah Kobayashi vs. Kankuro Hoshino & Toshiyuki Sakuda
(4) Handsome vs Ikemen Tag Match: Danshoku Dieno & Takayuki Ueki vs. Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Takuya Nomura
(5) Death Match: Ryuji Ito & Minoru Fujita vs. Jaki Numazawa & Yuko Miyamoto
(6) Daisuke Sekimoto & KENSO (FREE) vs. Yuji Okabayashi & Hideyoshi Kamitani

(7) BJW World Strong Heavyweight Championship Match: [10th Champion] Hideki Suzuki vs. [Challenger] Daichi Hashimoto
~ 4th title defense.

(8) BJW Death Match Heavyweight Championship Match: [35th Champion] Masaya Takahashi vs. [Challenger] Masashi Takeda
~ 3rd title defense.


~ The full event card was announced for the next DNA show on August 5.

DNA “Beer Garden Pro-Wrestling 2017 ~ DNA 35”, 8/5/2017 [Sat] 13:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo

() Pro-Wrestling Koshien 2017 1st Round Tournent: Mizuki Watase vs. Kouki Iwasaki
() Pro-Wrestling Koshien 2017 1st Round Tournent: Naomi Yoshimura vs. Dai Suzuki
() Pro-Wrestling Koshien 2017 1st Round Tournent: Diego vs. Yuki Ueno
() Pro-Wrestling Koshien 2017 1st Round Tournent: Shunma Katsumata vs. MAO
() Tournament Semi-finals:
() Tournament Semi-finals:

() Masato Kamino’s Debut Match: Nobuhiro Shimatani & Daiki Shimomura vs. Rekka & Masato Kamino

() Tournament Final Match:

~ The full event card was announced for the upcoming Ryogoku show on August 20.

DDT “Ryogoku Peter Pan”, 8/20/2017 [Sun] 15:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo

() Dark Match: Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Hoshitango, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Masato Kamino vs. Mizuki Watase, Rekka, Diego & Daiki Shimomura
() Dark Match ~ Tokyo Joshi Offer Iron Man Heavy Metal Championship Battle Royal: [Current Champion] Cherry vs. Miyu Yamashita, Shoko Nakajima, Yuka Sakazaki, Nonoko,
() Dark Match: Gota Ihashi vs. Mad Paulie, Gorgeous Matsuno, Dai Suzuki, X & XX

() Yuki Iino Debut Match: Kouki Iwasaki & Yuki Iino vs. Naomishi Yoshimura & Yuki Ueno
() Ikemen vs Idol: Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio vs. Shunma Katsumata

() KO-D 6 Man Tag Championship Match:  [Champions] KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi vs. [Challengers] Dick Togo, Yasu Urano & Antonio Honda

() Special 4WAY Match Match: Kaz Hayashi & Keisuke Ishii vs. Isami Kodaka & Yuko Miyamoto vs. Mike Bailey & MAO vs. Kotaro Suzuki & Soma Takao

() KO-D 10 Person Tag Championship Decision Match: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Joey Ryan, Akai Saki & Yoshihiko vs. Makoto Oishi, LiLiCo, Ladybeard, Super Sasadango Machine & Ken Okha

() DDT 20th Anniversary Special Single Match: Sanshiro Takagi vs. Danshoku Dieno

() DDT EXTREME Championship ~ Hair vs Hair Match: [39th EXTREME Champion] Daisuke Sasaki vs. [Challenger] Akito
~ 5th title defense.

() KO-D Tag Championship Match: [61st Champions] Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi vs. [Challengers] HARASHIMA & Naomichi Marufuji
~ 4th title defense.

() Main Event ~ KO-D Openweight Championship Match: [61st Champion] Konosuke Takeshita vs. [Challenger/KING OF DDT 2017 Winner] Tetsuya Endo
~ 7th title defense.


Following his participation in ZERO1′s Fire Festival, LEONA (Fujinami) will now be moving forward and competing for Pro Wrestling NOAH throughout the month of August, and potentially longer.

Coming out of the ZERO1 league, LEONA has stated that he has a lot of regrets and this has lead him want single out a rematch against Kenoh. That he feels the need to continue growing and overcoming the challenges that are placed before him. Chairman Uchida accepted the young talents request and has even given him a rematch against Kenoh on August 26 at the Korakuen Hall. His first ever match in NOAH though will be on August 6, as he teams with Naomichi Marufuji to take on the team of  KAZMA SAKAMOTO and Cody Hall.

LEONA added that he doesn’t necessarily seek to win the match, but for his own personal growth as a wrestler. The ZERO1 Fire Festival was a strong learning experience, as that is the most he has competed in back to back singles matches so far in his career, and he knows he can only grow through steady competition. The last three years he has been living under his fathers protection in DRADITION, but he feels it is time now for him to begin to take every other opportunity that he can be apart of elsewhere as well.

Uchida has also put LEONA’s request to continue competing in NOAH in the future into consideration. That if LEONA shows that he can grow through the battles that he will face then the door could be left open for him.

The full event cards were also announced for the “DEPARTURE” show on August 6 and then the “Summer Navig. vol. 2” tour end on August 26 at the Korakuen Hall. Which the latter will feature three title matches.

The main event of the August 26 show will see Katsuhiko Nakajima finally defending the GHC Heavyweight belt against Eddie Edwards. Edwards has been regularly competing in NOAH since March of this year and has been proving himself once more, as he has years of work with them in the past, in the NOAH ring. Nakajima accepted the challenge after overcoming Brian Cage on July 27.

Then two wrestlers will see their in-ring debuts for NOAH on August 12 in Yokohama, as Jyunta Miyawaki will be making his pro-wrestling debut and the Australian born Ashley Istria (180cm, 89kg, Born 6/28/1988 from Adelaide, Australia) will compete in NOAH for the first time. Istria has been training in NOAH throughout the month of July even appearing as a second, understudy role, at ringside.

NOAH Event Cards for July & August 2017


~ Kaz Hayashi announced that the “WRESTLE-1 TAG LEAGUE 2017” will be taking place from September 24 through October 11.

“WRESTLE-1 TAG LEAGUE 2017”, 9/24/2017 [Sun] 16:30 @ Hiroshima Marina Hop
“WRESTLE-1 TAG LEAGUE 2017”, 9/25/2017 [Mon] 19:00 @ Yonago Industrial Gymnasium  in Tottori
“WRESTLE-1 TAG LEAGUE 2017”, 10/2/2017 [Mon] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
“WRESTLE-1 TAG LEAGUE 2017”, 10/8/2017 [Sat] 16:00 @ Kobe Sanbo Hall in Hyogo
“WRESTLE-1 TAG LEAGUE 2017”, 10/11/2017 [Fri] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo


~ The full event cards were announced for the August 4 and 5 shows.

Pro-Wrestling ZERO1, 8/4/2016 [Fri] @ Fujisan Mess in Shizuoka

() Ikuto Hidaka vs. Chris Orndorff
() Shinjiro Otani vs. Yoshikazu Yokoyama
() Kohei Sato vs. Sean Guinness
() Yusaku Obata & Shogun Okamoto vs. Masato Tanaka & James Raideen
() Electric Current Blast Death Match: Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Yutaka Yoshie vs. TARU & Takuya Sugawara

Pro-Wrestling ZERO1, 8/5/2016 [Sat] @ Kameoka Sports Park Gymnasium in Kyoto

() Sean Guinness vs. Yoshikazu Yokoyama
() Kickboxing Offer Exhibition Match: Kazuaki Fujimoto vs. Kenta Yamada
() Ikuto Hidaka & Chris Orndorff vs. Eisa8 & Kengo
() Yusaku Obata & Kohei Sato vs. Yutaka Yoshie & James Raideen
() Tatsuhito Takaiwa 25th Anniversary & Hometown Special 6 Man Tag Match: Tatsuhito Takaiwa, Shinjiro Otani & Koji Kanemoto vs. Masato Tanaka, TARU & Takuya Sugawara

~ Then it was also formally signed that Masato Tanaka will be defending the World Heavyweight belt against Kenoh on August 31 at the Korakuen Hall.


ZERO1, 8/31/2017 [Thu] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

() NWA International Light Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Ikuto Hidaka & Takuya Sugawara vs. [Challengers] Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Keisuke Okuda

() NWA World Junior & International Jr. Double Crown Match: [119th & 19th Champion] Kotaro Suzuki vs. [Challenger] SUGI
~ 3rd title defense.

() World Heavyweight Championship Match: [21st Champion] Masato Tanaka vs. [Challenger] Kenoh
~ 3rd title defense.

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