All Japan announced that Atsushi Maruyama has joined the promotion as of January 1st and the wrestlers were announced for this years “Jr. BATTLE OF GLORY”.
This years junior league is set to be held throughout the month of February with the kick-off event at the 2/13 show at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo and the final set to take place on 2/25 in Osaka.
Soma Takao (DDT)
Shuji Kondo (WRESTLE-1)
Keiichi Sato (FREE)
Kotaro Suzuki (FREE)
Hikaru Sato (Pancrase MISSION)
Mineo Fujita (Chinko Pro)
~ The full card was announced for the first “GROWIN’ UP” show of the new year on January 25th.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “GROWIN’ UP vol.10”, 1/25/2018 [Thu] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
() Atsushi Aoki, Yohei Nakajima, Koji Iwamoto & Atsushi Maruyama vs. Shuji Kondo, TAJIRI, Hikaru Sato & Kotaro Suzuki
() Arita Himeka Joshi All Japan Debut Match: Arita Himeka vs. Natsumi Manki
() Jun Akiyama & Keiichi Sato (FREE) vs. Takao Omori & Yusuke Okada
() Naoya Nomura vs. Black Tiger VII
() Yuma Aoyagi vs. Ryoji Sai (LAND’S END)
() Suwama, Shuji Ishikawa & Zeus vs. Kento Miyahara, Yoshitatsu & KAI
~ Then Suwama & Ishikawa were announced to be making their first defense of the World Tag belts against Kento Miyahara & Yoshitatsu on the February 3rd show in Yokohama.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2018 YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT BLUES SPECIAL”, 2/3/2018 [Sat] 17:00 @ Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium in Kanagawa
() World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [46th Champion] TAJIRI vs. [Challenger] Atsushi Aoki
~ 4th title defense.
() World Tag Championship Match: [78th Champions] Suwama & Shuji Ishikawa vs. [Challengers] Kento Miyahara & Yoshitatsu
~ 1st title defense.
() Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship Match: [59th Champion] Joe Doering vs. [Challenger] KAI
~ 3rd title defense.
~ Abdullah Kobayashi & Ryuji Ito were announced to be defending the BJW Tag belts against the team of Masashi Takeda & Takumi Tsukamoto on January 25th at the Korakuen Hall. Then Shinobu will also be defending the Junior belt against Kazuki Hashimoto.
BJW, 1/25/2018 [Thu] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() BJW Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [1st Champion] Shinobu (666) vs. [Challenger] Kazuki Hashimoto
~ 5th title defense.
() BJW Tag Championship Match: [44th Champions] Abdullah Kobayashi & Ryuji vs. [Challengers] Masashi Takeda & Takumi Tsukamoto
~ 4th title defense.
~ Then the full card was announced for the September 28th show in Nagoya.
BJW “Death Market 42”, 1/28/2018 [Sun] 18:00 @ Nagoya Diamond Hall in Aichi
(1) Yuichi Taniguchi vs Takuho Kato
(2) Kazuki Hashkmoto & Masaki Morihiro vs. Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Kota Sekifuda
(3) Tsutomu Oosugi, Hercules Senga & Yuya Aoki vs. Shu Brahman, Kei Brahman & Takuya Nomura
(4) Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazumi Kikuta vs. Ryuichi Kawakami & Yoshihisa Uto
(5) Daichi Hashimoto & Yasufumi Nakanoue vs. Ryota Hama & Hideyoshi Kamitani
(6) New Year 10 Man Tag Special Tag Death Match: Masashi Takeda, Yuko Miyamoto, Isami Kodaka, Kankuro Hoshino & Toshiyuki Sakuda vs. Abdullah Kobayashi, Ryuji Ito, Jaki Numazawa, Masaya Takahashi & Takayuki Ueki
~ The full event card was announced for Kenji Fukimoto’s 20th anniversary show on January 14th in Osaka.
FREEDOMS “Kenji Fukimoto 20th Anniversary Show”, 1/14/2018 [Sun] 12:30 @ Osaka Higashinari Kumin Center
() Kenji Fukimoto & Karate Brahman vs. Drake Mormiatsu & Idea
() Takashi Sasaki & GENTARO vs. Yuya Susumu & Dragon Libre
() Yuko Miyamoto (666) vs. Tomoya Hirata
() Hardcore Match: Mammoth Sasaki, Toru Sugiura & Dyna Mido vs. Gunso, Hide & Yasu Kubota
() Daisuke Masaoka & Kamui vs. Seiki Yoshioka & Andy Wu (both W-1)
() Fukimoto 20th Anniversary ~ 045 Junkie’s vs unchain Fluorescent Light-tube + Alpha Death Match: Kenji Fukimoto & Masashi Takeda (FREE) vs. Jun Kasai & Jaki Numazawa (BJW)
LAND’S END NEWS
~ Then the matches were announced for the “All Asia Heavyweight Championship Decision One Day Tournament” on January 21st in Korea.
LAND’S END, 1/16/2018 [Mon] 18:30 @ Yokohama Radiant Hall in Kanagawa
(1) Shiori Asahi (K-DOJO) vs. Dinosaur Takuma (K-DOJO) vs. The Dracula
(2) Kengo (FREE) & Kyu Mogami (K-DOJO) vs. Yoshihiro Horaguchi (K-DOJO) & Uexile
(3) Kotaro Suzuki & Keiichi Sato (both FREE) vs. Hideaki Hosaka & Kazuki Enosawa (both FREE)
(4) Actress Girl’Z Offer Match:
(5) Shuji Ishikawa (FREE) & Atsushi Maruyama (AJPW) vs. Rikiya Fudo & So Daimonji
(6) Ryoji Sai, Naoya Nomura (AJPW) & Ishikiri vs. KAZMA SAKAMOTO, Revlon & Kotaro Nasu
LAND’S END Korea “All Asia Heavyweight Championship One Day Tournament in SEOUL”, 1/21/2018 [Sun] @ Seoul City, Korea
(1) All Asia Tournament 1st Round: The Bodyguard (Japan) vs. Dr.monz Jr. (Korea)
(2) All Asia Tournament 1st Round: Ahn Jae-hong (Korea) vs. Dolgorsuren Belingen (Mongolia)
(3) All Asia Tournament 1st Round: Uncle (Korea) vs. Masashi Takeda (Japan)
(4) All Asia Tournament 1st Round: Ryoji Sai (Japan) vs. RYO (Korea ROAD FC)
(5) All Asia Tournament Reserve Match: (Thailand) vs. (China)
(6) All Asia Tournament Semi-final Round:
(7) All Asia Tournament Semi-final Round:
(8) Special Single Match: Fuminori Abe vs. Kim Nam Seok
(9) All Asia Tournament Final Round:
~ The rest of the January event cards have been updated. Their first show of the year will be tomorrow, 1/6, at the Korakuen Hall as Kenoh defends the GHC Heavy belt against the returning Kaito Kiyomiya.
~ The full event card was announced for the January 14th show in Osaka. Among the matches is Takanori Ito defending the Result belt against Dyna Mido and Enfants Terribles continues the on-going feud against NEW ERA in the main event.
WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2018 SUNRISE, 1/14/2018 [Sun] 17:30 @ Osaka Higashinari Kumin Center
(1) Tsugataka Sato vs. Daisuke Masaoka (FREEDOMS)
(2) Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo vs. Masayuki Mitomi & Hiroaki Moriya (J2000)
(3) Seigo Tachibana vs. MAZADA vs. K-ness.
(4) Seiki Yoshioka vs. Tomohiro Ueno (J2000)
(5) Koji Doi & Kumagoro vs. Masayuki Kono & Manabu Soya
(6) W-1 Result Championship Match: [4th Champion] Takanori Ito vs. [Challenger] Dyna Mido (B168)
~ 3rd title defense.
(7) Shotaro Ashino, Yusuke Kodama & Drunk Andy vs. Daiki Inaba, Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio & Andy Wu
~ Then two matches were announced for the ACE show on January 27th at the W-1 Dojo.
Pro-Wrestling ACE – Vol.9, 1/27/2018 [Sat] 17:00 @ GEN Sports Palace, W-1 Dojo in Tokyo
() Bora de Aros vs. Masamune (FREE)
() Andromeda KEN vs. Fuminori Abe (BASARA)
~ It was formally announced that Yusaku Obata and Yuko Miyamoto will indeed be competing in a double title match on Jnauary 28th for the Cho-Hanabi show in Osaka.
Cho-Hanabi / ZERO1, 1/28/2018 [Sun] 14:00 @ EDION Arena Osaka, 2nd Stadium
() KAMIKAZE vs. Yoshikazu Yokoyama
() Sean Guinness & SUGI vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Ikuto Hidaka
() Shinjiro Otani & Shogun Okamoto vs. Masato Tanaka & Takuya Sugawara
() Kohei Sato vs. Yuji Hino (ZERO1)
() World Heavyweight & Bakuha-oh Double Championship Match: [22nd World Champion] Yusaku Obata vs. [8th Bakuha-oh Champion] Yuko Miyamoto
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