News Listings for February 2, 2018

AJPW NEWS

It has been made official that Ryoji Sai will be teaming with Naoya Nomura to challenge Jun Akiyama and Yuji Nagata for the vacant Asia Tag belts.

The belts were made vacant after Yuma Aoyagi suffered a right ankle injury on the January 25 show against Ryoji Sai. Following the match, Sai made it known that he wants to challenge for the tag belts, to join his recent acquisition of the Asia Heavyweight belt. With Akiyama and Nagata already being determined as the next challengers for the belt, and not much left to build before the big show in Yokohama, Nomura took it upon himself to nominate Sai to be his partner in the match. Which today the PWF committee has approved the match to happen as the 104th champions shall be crowned in the match.

Below is the currently announced card for tomorrow’s show…

All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2018 YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT BLUES SPECIAL”, 2/3/2018 [Sat] 17:00 @ Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium in Kanagawa

(1) The Road to Jr. BATTLE OF GLORY Special 8 Man Tag Match: Koji Iwamoto, Kotaro Suzuki (FREE), Hikaru Sato & Yohei Nakajima vs. Atsushi Maruyama, Yusuke Okada, Shuji Kondo (WRESTLE-1) & Keiichi Sato (FREE)
(2) Masanobu Fuchi & SUSHI (FREE) vs. Ultimo Dragon & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi (FREE)
(3) Zeus, The Bodyguard & Yutaka Yoshie vs. Osamu Nishimura, Black Tiger VII (FREE) & Masakado (LAND’S END)

(4) Asia Tag Championship Decision Match: Jun Akiyama & Yuji Nagata (NJPW) vs. Naoya Nomura & Ryoji Sai (LAND’S END)
~ Winners become the 104th champions

(5) World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [46th Champion] TAJIRI (FREE) vs. [Challenger] Atsushi Aoki
~ 4th title defense.

(6) World Tag Championship Match: [78th Champions] Suwama & Shuji Ishikawa (FREE) vs. [Challengers] Kento Miyahara & Yoshitatsu (FREE)
~ 1st title defense.

(7) Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship Match: [59th Champion] Joe Doering vs. [Challenger] KAI (FREE)
~ 3rd title defense.

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BJW NEWS

~ Shinobu will be defending the Junior belt against on February 27 at the Korakuen Hall. The challenger will be determined between Kota Sekifuda and Fuminori Abe on February 7 at Shinkiba 1stRING.

BJW, 2/7/2018 [Wed] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo

(1) Daisuke Sekimoto vs. Takuho Kato
(2) Yuichi Taniguchi & Frank Atsushi vs. Kikutaro & Masaki Morihiro
(3) Kazuki Hashimoto & Yuya Aoki vs. Kankuro Hoshino & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
(4) Masaya Takahashi & Takayuki Ueki vs. Ryuichi Kawakami & Yoshihisa Uto
(5) Daichi Hashimoto, Hideyoshi Kamitani & Takuya Nomura vs. Ryota Hama, Yasufumi Nakanoue & Kazumi Kikuta
(6) BJW Junior Next Challenger Match: Kota Sekifuda vs. Fuminori Abe
(7) Death Match: Masashi Takeda, Jaki Numazawa & Toshiyuki Sakuda vs. Abdullah Kobayashi, Ryuji Ito & Ryuichi Sekine

BJW, 2/27/2018 [Tue] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

() BJW Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [1st Champion] Shinobu vs. [Challenger] (winner of 2/7 match)
~ 6th title defense.

(-) BJW World Strong Heavyweight Championship Match: [11th Champion] Daichi Hashimoto vs. [Challenger] Yasufumi Nakanoue
~ 2nd title defense.

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DDT NEWS

~ Full event cards for the February 3 and 4 shows…

DDT Pro-Wrestling “Dramatic Nerima The Fighter 2018”, 2/3/2018 [Sun] 17:30 @ Nerima Coconeri Hall in Tokyo

() Ken Ohka vs. Gota Ihashi
() Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie vs. Kouki Iwasaki & Mizuki Watase
() Joey Ryan & Samara vs. Antonio Honda & Kazuki Hirata
() Yukio Sakaguchi, Masahiro Takanashi & Kota Umeda vs. Yuki Ueno, Koju Takeda & Nobuhiro Shimatani
() HARASHIMA & Soma Takao vs. Kazusada Higuchi & MAO
() Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata vs. Toru Owashi, Keiuske Ishii & Makoto Oishi
() Nerima Special Single Match: Daisuke Sasaki vs. Danshoku Dieno

() DDT EXTREME Championship Match: [Champion] Yuko Miyamoto vs. [Challenger] KUDO

DDT Pro-Wrestling, 2/4/2018 [Sun] 13:00 @ Yamada Green Dome Maebashi in Gunma

() Shunma Katsumata vs. Daiki Shimomura
() Danshoku Dieno, Keisuke Ishii & Mizuki Watase vs. Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi & Kazuki Hirata
() Antonio Honda vs. Makoto Oishi
() KUDO & Kota Umeda vs. MAO & Yuki Ueno
() HARASHIMA & Soma Takao vs. Kazusada Higuchi & Kouki Iwasaki
() 3WAY Tag Match: Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo vs. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi vs. Joey Ryan & Samara
()

~ Matches were announced for the February 10 and 12 shows…

DDT “Yokohama Twilight 2018 – Kiseragi”, 2/10/2018 [Sat] 17:00 @ Yokohama Radiant Hall in Kanagawa

() Akito, Rekka & Samara vs. Kikutaro, Antonio Honda & Kazuki Hirata
() Danshoku Dieno & Keisuke Ishii vs. Daisuke Sasaki & Mad Paulie
() Shuten-Doji vs BASARA: Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi vs. Ryota Nakatsu & Fuminori Abe
() Road to KO-D! Special Tag Match in Hama: Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata vs. Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo

DDT “Tsuyuhashi Again in Nagoya 2018”, 2/12/2018 [Mon] 17:00 @ Nagoya City Tsuyuhashi Sports Center in Aichi

() Naomi Yoshimura & Keisuke Okuda vs. Kazusada Higuchi & Yuki Ueno
() #1 in DDT – Danshoku Battle: HARASHIMA vs. Mizuki Watase
() Road to KO-D! Nagoya Special Tag Match: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata vs. Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie

~ It was announced that the BASARA team of Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu & Fuminori Abe will be challenging for the KO-D 6 Tag belts on February 25.

DDT “Into The Fight 2018”, 2/25/2018 [Sun] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

() KO-D 6 Tag Championship Match: [Champions] KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi vs. [Challengers] Ryuichi Sekine, Ryota Nakatsu & Fuminori Abe

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NOAH NEWS

~ Following today’s show at the Korakuen Hall, all the titles were announced to be defended at the Yokohama show on March 11.

Pro-Wrestling NOAH “GREAT VOYAGE 2018 in YOKOHAMA”, 3/11/2018 [Sun] 16:00 @ Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium in Kanagawa

() GHC Jr. Heavy Tag Championship Match: [32nd Champions] Taiji Ishimori & Hi69 vs. [Challengers] Yoshinari Ogawa & Minoru Tanaka
~ 1st title defense.
() GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [36th Champion] Daisuke Harada vs. [Challenger] HAYATA
~ 4th title defense.
() GHC Tag Championship Match: [41st Champions] Muhammad Yone & Quiet Storm vs. [Challengers] Katsuhiko Nakajima & Masa Kitamiya
~ 3rd title defense.
() GHC Heavyweight Championship Match: [30th Champion] Kenoh vs. [Challenger] Takashi Sugiura
~ 3rd title defense.

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WRESTLE-1 NEWS

~ The full event card was announced for the February 4 show as the UWA 6 Tag belts will be in defense.

WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2018 W-IMPACT, 2/4/2018 [Sun] 17:30 @ Yume Messe Miyagi

(1) Andy Wu & Alejandro vs. Yusuke Kodama & Drunk Andy
(2) Shotaro Ashino & Seigo Tachibana vs. Manabu Soya & Ganseki Tanaka
(3) Cassandra Miyagi vs. Ami Sato
(4) Seiki Yoshioka, Daiki Inaba & Tsugataka Sato vs. Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio, Aizawa #1 & Masayuki Mitomi
(5) Kaz Hayashi vs. NOSAWA Rongai

(6) UWA World 6 Tag Championship Match: [61st Champions] Koji Doi, Kumagoro & Takanori Ito vs. [Challengers] Masayuki Kono, Shuji Kondo & MAZADA
~ 4th title defense.

~ Then it was announced that Manabu Soya will be reuniting with AKIRA to take on Shotaro Ashino & Seigo Tachibana on the February 14 show at the Korakuen Hall. AKIRA aims to make Soya find his former self as the former champion has found himself in a major slump as of late.

WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2018 W-IMPACT, 2/14/2018 [Wed] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

() Tsugataka Sato vs. Masayuki Mitomi
() Daiki Inaba, Seiki Yoshioka, Koji Doi & Kumagoro vs. Shuji Kondo, Masayuki Kono, NOSAWA Rongai & FUJITA
() Shotaro Ashino & Seigo Tachibana vs. Manabu Soya & AKIRA

(-) WRESTLE-1 CRUISER FES 2018 1st Round: Drunk Andy vs. Andy Wu
(-) WRESTLE-1 CRUISER FES 2018 1st Round: Ryuji Hijikata vs. Kaz Hayashi
(-) WRESTLE-1 CRUISER FES 2018 1st Round: Yusuke Kodama vs. Alejandro
(-) WRESTLE-1 CRUISER FES 2018 1st Round: Kenshin Chikano vs. MAZADA

() Hana Kimura & Saori Anno vs. Natsumi Manki & Mika Iwata

() WRESTLE-1 Result Championship Match: [4th Champion] Takanori Ito vs. [Challenger] Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio
~ 4th title defense.

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~ Then with the announcement that Satoshi Kojima is out with knee injury he has been pulled for the upcoming MASTERS show on February 16. W-1 has yet to announce a replacement, but that they will be announced soon.

PRO-WRESTLING MASTERS, 2/16/2018 [Fri] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(1) FIRST MASTERS Special Single Match: Takuma Sano vs. Hisakatsu Oya
(2) MASTER of THE MASKMAN: Ultra Seven & Shiryu vs. Black Tiger V & Black Tiger VII
(3) Fujiwara-gumi vs FMW MASTERS 6 Man Tag Match: Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Yoshiki Takahashi & Takaku Fuke vs. Ricky Fuji, Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hidei Hosaka
(4) Heisei Ishingun vs AJP MASTERS Special 6 Man Tag Match: Shiro Koshinaka, Masashi Aoyagi & Akitoshi Saito vs. Great Kojika, Tiger Toguchi & Mitsuo Momota

(5) Main Event Pro-Wrestling Masters vs TEAM 2000 Special 8 Man Tag Match: Tatsumi Fujinami, Riki Choshu, Jushin Thunder Liger & Keiji Mutoh vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, (tba), Hiro Saito & AKIRA w/ Masahiro Chono

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ZERO1 NEWS

~ Then it was made official that Yusaku Obata will be defending the World Heavyweight belt against Isami Kodaka on February 12 at the Korakuen Hall. It was also decided that Shogun Okamoto & Yutaka Yoshie will defend the IC Tag belt against the team of TARU & Hartley Jackson as well on the show.

ZERO1, 2/12/2018 [Mon] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo

() Shoki Kitamura’s Debut Match: Towa Iwasaki vs. Shoki Kitamura
() Yoshikazu Yokoyama vs. KAMIKAZE
() Shinjiro Otani, SUGI, Manabu Hara & Shoji Fukushima vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa, Sean Guinness, Ikuto Hidaka & Takuya Sugawara
() Masato Tanaka & Yuji Hino vs. Kohei Sato & Yuko Miyamoto

() NWA Intercontinental Tag Championship Match: [37th Champions] Shogun Okamoto & Yutaka Yoshie vs. [Challengers] TARU & Hartley Jackson
~ 1st title defense.

() World Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Yusaku Obata vs. [Challenger] Isami Kodaka

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MISC NEWS

~ Kyushu Pro : Kazuaki Mihara vs. Hitamaru Sasaki for the Kyushu Championship belt was announced to be held on March 4 at the Kasuga City Sogo Sports Center in Fukuoka.

~ Michinoku : It was announced that Dick Togo will be able to return from illness on February 18 in Osaka.


QUINTET : Kazushi Sakuraba announced that he will be hosting a special grappling event on April 11 at the Ryogoku Kokugikan. The event will feature team based matches with some specific rules. Teams may weight no more than 430kg combined, 10 minute bouts, unless there is a weight difference of 20kg or more in which the bouts will be contested in 5 mins. Josh Barnett, Hideo Tokoro, Daisuke Nakamura & Marcos Souza were announced to compete at the event.


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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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