News Listings for February 26, 2018

AJPW NEWS

All Japan officially announced the World Tag and World Junior matches that will be taking place at the Saitama show on March 25. As BIG GUNS, who just recaptured the tag belts this past weekend in Osaka, will be taking on the team of Ryoji Sai and Dylan James and then the winner of the “Jr. BATTLE OF GLORY” in Shuji Kondo will be challening Atsushi Aoki for the World Junior belt.

All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2018 Power Dream Series”, 3/25/2018 [Sun] 15:00 @ Saitama Super Arena, Community Hall

() Special 6 Man Tag Match: Suwama, Hikaru Sato & Yusuke Okada vs. Kazuyuki Fujita, Kendo Kashin & NOSAWA Rongai

() Asia Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Jun Akiyama & Yuji Nagata (NJPW) vs. [Challengers] Takao Omori & Manabu Nakanishi (NJPW)
~ 1st title defense.

() AJPW World Junior Championship Match: [47th Champion] Atsushi Aoki vs. [Challenger] Shuji Kondo (W-1)
~ 1st title defense.

() AJPW World Tag Championship Match: [81st Champions] Zeus & The Bodyguard vs. [Challengers] Ryoji Sai & Dylan James
~ 1st title defense.

() Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship Match: [59th Champion] Joe Doering vs. [Challenger] Kento Miyahara
~ 4th title defense.

Then with that the full event cards for their next Korakuen Hall show on March 19 and then the full card for the March 21 show as well. The Korakuen Hall show will feature prelude matches before the following title defenses and then the 21st show in Nagoya will see Sai defend the recently re-established Asia Heavyweight belt against Naoya Nomura.

AJPW Event Cards for March & April 2018


DDT NEWS

~ Several upcoming shows saw some event card updates.

DDT, 3/2/2018 [Fri] 19:30 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo

() Ethan Page vs. Kouki Iwasaki
() Danshoku Dieno vs. Mad Paulie
() T2hee Assessment Match: Kazuki Hirata vs. Makoto Oishi
~ Special Referee : Toru Owashi
() Anywhere Fall 5WAY Match: Sanshiro Takagi vs. Soma Takao vs. MAO vs. Fuminori Abe vs. Chinsuke Nakamura
() KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi vs. Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno
() HARASHIMA & Keisuke Ishii vs. Kazusada Higuchi & Mizuki Watase
() ALL OUTvsDAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata vs. Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo

DDT, 3/4/2018 [Sun] 13:00 @ Fujisan Messe in Shizuoka

() Ethan Page vs. Mizuki Watase
() Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata vs. Keisuke Ishii & Nobuhiro Shimatani
() 4WAY Match: Tetsuya Endo vs. Toru Owashi vs. Kazusada Higuchi vs. Antonio Honda
() KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi vs. Kota Umeda, Kouki Iwasaki & Yuki Ueno
() ALL OUTvsDAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata vs. Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie
() Makoto Oishi Hometown Special Tag Match: HARASHIMA & Soma Takao vs. Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi

DDT “Yokohama Twilight 2018”, 3/10/2018 [Sat] 17:30 @ Yokahama Radiant Hall in Kanagawa

() Yokohama Special Single Match: Great Homo vs. Tetsuya Endo
() Yokohama Special Single Match: Keisuke Ishii vs. Daisuke Sasaki
() ALL OUTvsDAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita & Akito vs. Shuji Ishikawa & Mad Paulie

DDT, 3/11/2018 [Sun] 17:30 @ Azalea Taisho Hall in Osaka

() Special Single Match: HARASHIMA vs. Kazusada Higuchi
() ALL OUTvsDAMNATION!: Konosuke Takeshita, Akito & Shunma Katsumata vs. Daisuke Sasaki, Shuji Ishikawa & Tetsuya Endo

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DG NEWS

~ The full event cards were announced for the pair of Osaka “CHAMPION GATE 2018” shows and the full card also announced for Kotoka’s retirement show on March 5 at Korakuen.

Dragon Gate “CHAMPION GATE 2018 in Osaka”, 3/3/2018 [Sat] @ EDION Arena Osaka, 2nd Stadium

(1) Dragon Kid & Kagetora vs. Bandido & Zackary Wentz
(2) Don Fujii vs. Ryo Saito
(3) CIMA & Kotoka vs. Shingo Takagi & El Lindaman
(4) Masaaki Mochizuki & Gamma vs. Ben-K & Big R Shimizu
(5) Susumu Yokosuka, Genki Horiguchi & Kzy vs. Takashi Yoshida, Eita & T-Hawk

(6) Open The Brave Gate Championship Match: [Champion] Hiroyuki Kanda vs. [Challenger] Punch Tominaga

(7) Open The Triangle Gate Championship Match: [Champions] Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino & Jason Lee vs. YAMATO, Flamita & Yosuke ♡ Santa Maria

Dragon Gate “CHAMPION GATE 2018 in Osaka”, 3/4/2018 [Sun] @ EDION Arena Osaka, 2nd Stadium

(1) CIMA & Gamma vs. Don Fujii & K-ness.
(2) Takashi Yoshida vs. Kaito Ishida
(3) YAMATO, Ryo Saito & Punch Tominaga vs. Shingo Takagi, Hiroyuki Kanda & El Lindaman
(4) Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Jason Lee & Big R Shimizu vs. Flamita, Yosuke Santa Maria, Bandido & Zackary Wentz
(5) Kotoka Road to Final in Osaka: Kotoka & Oji Shiba vs. Kzy & Dragon Kid

(6) Open The Twin Gate Championship Match: [Champions] T-Hawk & Eita vs. [Challengers] Genki Horiguchi & Susumu Yokosuka

(7) Open The Dream Gate Championship Match: [Champion] Masaaki Mochizuki vs. [Challenger] Ben-K

Dragon Gate “Kotoka Road to Final, Retirement Show”, 3/6/2018 [Tue] @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(1) Gamma, Mondai-ryu, Kaito Ishida & Shachihoko BOY vs. U-T, Shun Skywalker, Hyu Watanabe & Yuki Yoshioka
(2) Punch Tominaga vs. K-ness.
(3) Big R Shimizu & Ben-K vs. Hiroyuki Kanda & Takashi Yoshida
(4) Flamita & Zackary Wentz vs. Jason Lee & Bandido
(5) Open The Owarai Gate Championship Match: [Champion] Ryo Saito vs. [Challenger] Shingo Takagi
(6) Kazy, Genki Horaguchi & Susumu Yokosuka vs. T-Hawk, Eita & El Lindaman
(7) Kotoka Retirement Match: Kotoka, Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, CIMA & Dragon Kid vs. Masaaki Mochizuki, YAMATO, Yosuke Santa Maria, Don Fujii & Kagetora

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FREEDOMS NEWS

~ The full event cards were announced for the upcoming shows on March 1 in Shinkiba and March 11 in Osaka. The Shinkiba show will feature the KoF Tag belts in defense as Mammoth Sasaki and Toru Sugiura defend against the team of GENTARO and Kenichiro Arai.

Pro-Wrestling FREEDOMS “This is our era 2018”, 3/1/2018 [Thu] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo

() Tomoya Hirata vs. Dragon Libre
() Yuya Susumu & Masamune vs. Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
() Chikara vs. Minoru Fujita
() Masashi Takeda & Gunso vs. Mr. Gannosuke & Kamui

() KING of FREEDOM WORLD TAG CHAMPIONSHIP Match: [13th Champions] Mammoth Sasaki & Toru Sugiura vs. [Challengers] GENTARO & Kenichiro Arai
~ 9th title defense.

() Scramble Bunkhouse + Fluorescent Light-tube Death Match: Takashi Sasaki & Daisuke Masaoka vs. Jun Kasai & Kenji Fukimoto

Pro-Wrestling FREEDOMS, 3/11/2018 [Sun] 12:00 @ Hirano Kumin Hall in Osaka

() GENTARO & Chikara vs. Yuya Susumu & Dragon Libre
() Takashi Sasaki & Dyna Mido vs. Masamune & Idea
() Tomoya Hirata vs. Masashi Takeda
() Mammoth Sasaki, Toru Sugiura & Kamui vs. ‘brother’ YASSHI, Naoki Tanizaki & Kouhei Kinoshita
() Jun Kasai & Gunso vs. Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
() 4 Corners of Pain Death Match: Kenji Fukimoto vs. Daisuke Masaoka

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Hagure IGF NEWS

~ More matches were announced for the upcoming show on April 4, including the main event which will see Fujita, Kashin & NOSAWA taking on FMW team of Masato Tanaka, Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hideki Hosaka.

“Hagure IGF International Hataage-sen”, 4/4/2018 [Wed] 19:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo

() Vaccine Fight Offer Match: Takuya Kai & SUSHI vs. Takatoshi Matsumoto & Buffalo
() lucha libre classico: MAZADA vs. Arkangel de la Muerte

() Tokyo World Heavyweight Championship Match: [5th Champion] Masaaki Mochizuki vs. [Challenger] Rocky Kawamura
~ 5th title defense.

() Main Event Street Fight Death Match: Kazuyuki Fujita, Kendo Kashin & NOSAWA Rongai vs. Masato Tanaka, Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hideki Hosaka

~ Also announced to be competing : FUJITA, Kaz Hayashi, Yuko Miyamoto, BxB Hulk, Masashi Takeda & Brahman Brothers

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NJPW NEWS

~ The first round matches were announced for the “NEW JAPAN CUP 2018”. This years tournament will begin on March 9 at the Korakuen Hall and run until the finals that take place on March 21 in Niigata. None of the singles champions will be competing in the tournament which leaves the field open for the winner to make the challenge of his choice. Among the major additions is Hiroshi Tanahashi making his return after taking some time away from the ring for the last month and a half.

NEW JAPAN CUP 2018, 3/9/2018 [Fri] @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

() NEW JAPAN CUP 2018 First Round Match: Yujiro Takahashi vs. Juice Robinson
() NEW JAPAN CUP 2018 First Round Match: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Michael Elgin

NEW JAPAN CUP 2018, 3/10/2018 [Sat] @ Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium

() NEW JAPAN CUP 2018 First Round Match: Bad Luck Fale vs. Lance Archer
() NEW JAPAN CUP 2018 First Round Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Taichi

NEW JAPAN CUP 2018, 3/11/2018 [Sun] @ Amagasaki Baycom Gymnasium in Hyogo

() NEW JAPAN CUP 2018 First Round Match: Kota Ibushi vs. YOSHI-HASHI
() NEW JAPAN CUP 2018 First Round Match: Tatsuya Naito vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

NEW JAPAN CUP 2018, 3/12/2018 [Mon] @ Takamatsu City General Gymnasium in Kagawa

() NEW JAPAN CUP 2018 First Round Match: Toru Yano vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
() NEW JAPAN CUP 2018 First Round Match: SANADA vs. Chucky T

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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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