Multiple news stories from yesterday, starting with a bad report on Jake Lee’s injury, to updates for Ultimo Dragon’s Anniversary show and World Junior challenge, and then Director Omori announced that the BANG! TV belt will be in defense at Ryogoku.
All Japan announced that Jake Lee and Naoya Nomura have been forced to vacate the World Tag belts due to Lee suffering a left knee ACL rupture, inner ligament injury, and a cone contusion as well. Though the previously announced title match at Ryogoku Kokugikan on August 27 will still on, as Naoya Nomura will be seeking a partner to take on the BJW team of Daisuke Sekimoto and Yuji Okabayashi. Nomura is currently looking through potential candidates to team with even mentioning names like Jun Akiyama and or KAI, but nothing is for certain yet. Though Sekimoto and Okabayashi were upset that the match is being changed, but the former World Tag Champions are eager for another chance to have the belts wrapped around their waist once more.
Ultimo Dragon also took part in today’s press conference as the road to his 30th anniversary show in Japan comes closer as well as his upcoming challenge for the World Junior belt at Ryogoku later in the month. Ultimo stated that he and TAJIRI have only met two times in the past, once in Mexico and once in the USA, and this upcoming match will be their third ever meeting. That this match will hold many meanings to him personally like it is destiny that it must take place in Ryogoku. A sacred ground for combat sports, All Japan’s 45th anniversary, and Ultimo’s own 30th anniversary. He expects a lot from TAJIRI when it comes to be a fighting champion and Ultimo said that he aims to give it his all as this may very well be his final challenge for the belt. As he stated that he will have no regrets coming into or out of this match.
Then Director Takao Omori announced that Osamu Nishimura will be defending the BANG! TV World Heavyweight belt at Ryogoku. As a special battle royal will be taking place and that he will be taking challenger submissions via email starting today. Naoshi Sano has been announced as the only challenger so far at this time.
Not all of the event cards have been updated at this time to reflect upon Lee’s absences, but they should be soon.
~ The Union MAX Championship was announced to be in defense on August 24, as Trans Am ★ Ryuichi takes on Yusuke Kubo.
Pro-Wrestling BASARA, 8/24/2017 [Thu] 19:30 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
(-) Union MAX Championship Match: [Champion] Trans Am ★ Ryuichi vs. [Challenger] Yusuke Kubo
~ Also announced to be competing: Gunso, Kabuki Kid, Kenshin Chikano, Rey Paloma, Naoki Tanizaki, ‘brother’ YASSHI
~ The full event card was announced for the Korakuen Hall show on August 12.
BJW, 8/13/2017 [Sun] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Yuya Aoki vs. Yuki Morihiro
(2) Shinobu & Kazuki Hashimoto vs. Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Kota Sekifuda
(3) Yuji Okabayashi & Yasufumi Nakanoue vs. Daichi Hashimoto & Hideyoshi Kamitani
(4) Daisuke Sekimoto, Ryota Hama & Kohei Sato vs. Ryuichi Kawakami, Taishi Takizawa & Yoshihisa Uto
(5) Special Match I ~ Fluorescent Light-tube 6 Man Tag Death Match: Jaki Numazawa, Minoru Fujita & Kankuro Hoshino vs. Yuko Miyamoto, Isami Kodaka & Toshiyuki Sakuda
(6) Special Match II ~ Death vs Strong ~ Tag Match: Hideki Suzuki & Kazumi Kikuta vs. Abdullah Kobayashi & Ryuji Ito
(7) Special Match III ~ Death Match: Masaya Takahashi & Takayuki Ueki vs. Masashi Takeda & Takumi Tsukamoto
~ A couple more matches were announced for the August 27 show at Korakuen.
FREEDOMS / Jun Kasai Produce Deathmatch Carnival 2017, 8/27/2017 [Mon] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) Death Match: Kenji Fukimoto vs. Ciclope
(-) Death Match: Jun Kasai vs. Violento Jack
(-) KING of FREEDOM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Match: [8th Champion] Daisuke Masaoka vs. [Challenger] Miedo Xtremo
~ 5th title defense.
~ This weekend will see the Kaioh Tournament 2017 take place. Below are the full cards for the day and night shows.
K-DOJO “Kaioh Tournament ~ Day Show”, 8/6/2017 [Sun] 13:00 @ Blue Field in Chiba
(1) Kaioh Tournament 1st Round Match: Dicky Mayer vs. Dinosaur Takuma
(2) Kaioh Tournament 1st Round Match: Taishi Takizawa vs. Kunio Toshima
(3) Kaioh Tournament 1st Round Match: Marines Mask vs. Kotaro Yoshino
(4) Kaioh Tournament 1st Round Match: Ayumu Honda vs. Tank Nagai
(5) Kaioh Tournament 1st Round Match: Yoshihiro Horaguchi vs. GO Asakawa
(6) Kaioh Tournament 1st Round Match: Shiori Asahi vs. Yuma
(7) Kaioh Tournament 1st Round Match: Kyu Mogami vs. TAKA Michinoku
(8) Kaioh Tournament 1st Round Match: Daigoro Kashiwa vs. Kaji Tomato
(9) Kaioh Tournament 2nd Round Match:
(10) Kaioh Tournament 2nd Round Match:
(11) Kaioh Tournament 2nd Round Match:
(12) Kaioh Tournament 2nd Round Match:
K-DOJO “Kaioh Tournament ~ Night Show”, 8/6/2017 [Sun] 16:30 @ Blue Field in Chiba
() Kaioh Tournament Semi-finals:
() Kaioh Tournament Semi-finals:
() 6 Man Tag Match: ?, ? & ? vs. ?, ? & ?
() 6 Person Tag Match: Bambi, ERINA & ? vs. ?, ? & ?
() 3WAY Match: ? vs. ? vs. ?
() Kaioh Tournament Final Match:
~ Kota Ibushi was added to TAKA Michinoku’s 25th anniversary show on September 4.
TAKA Michinoku 25th Anniversary Show ~ SIMPLE IS BEST ~, 9/4/2017 [Mon] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) Daigoro Kashiwa & MIYAWAKI vs. Hi69 (NOAH) & Yasu Urano (FREE)
~ Also announced to be competing: Kota Ibushi, Kazuchika Okada, Gedo, The Great Sasuke, Minoru Suzuki, Super Delfin, and Dick Togo.
~ The full event card was announced for the September 10 show which will be conjunction with Sendai Girls…
ZERO1 & Sendai Girls Pro-Wrestling Sadogashima Show, 9/10/2016 [Sun] 17:00 @ Sado City Aikawa Gymnasium
() Takuya Sugawara vs. Yoshikazu Yokoyama
() Chihiro Hashimoto vs. Mika Iwata
() Ikuto Hidaka vs. Sean Guinness
() Yusaku Obata & Kohei Sato vs. James Raideen & Hartley Jackson
() Meiko Satomura & DASH Chisako vs. Aja Kong & Manami Toyota
() Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. Masato Tanaka & Tank Nagai (K-DOJO)
~ Shinjiro Otani and Tatsuhito Takaiwa will be holding a joint 25th Anniversary show at the Korakuen Hall on September 30th.
~ Then it was formally announced that the NWA Light Tag belts will be in defense on August 31.
ZERO1, 8/31/2017 [Thu] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() NWA World Junior & International Jr. Double Crown Match: [119th & 19th Champion] Kotaro Suzuki vs. [Challenger] SUGI
~ 3rd title defense.
Announced to be official…
() NWA International Light Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Ikuto Hidaka & Takuya Sugawara vs. [Challengers] Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Keisuke Okuda (IGF)
() World Heavyweight Championship Match: [21st Champion] Masato Tanaka vs. [Challenger] Kenoh
~ 3rd title defense.
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