News Listings for March 2, 2018

AJPW NEWS

~ The full event card was announced for the big Saitama show at the end of the month. Among the additions is Josh Bodom from United Kingdom who will be competing in Japan for the first time. Bodom is 24 years, 178cm, 86kg, and he mad his pro debut in 2013.

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

() Atsushi Maruyama, Yutaka Yoshie, Naoshi Sano, Keiichi Sato & CarBell Ito vs. Masakado, Ishikiri, Revlon, So Daimonji & FG Mask
() Masanobu Fuchi, TAJIRI & Yohei Nakajima vs. Osamu Nishimura, Ultimo Dragon & Kotaro Suzuki
() Koji Iwamoto vs. Josh Bodom (UK)
() The Road to 2018 Champion Carnival Special Tag Match: Naoya Nomura & KAI vs. Yoshitatsu & Yuji Hino

() 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 the full event card was also announced for the Shinkiba 1stRING show on March 31.

All Japan Pro-Wrestling “BS11 presents GROWIN’ UP vol. 11”, 3/31/2018 [Sat] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo

() Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato vs. Ishikiri & Josh Bodom (UK)
() Yusuke Okada vs. Black Tiger VII
() Takao Omori vs. Atsushi Maruyama
() Yohei Nakajima vs. Kotaro Suzuki
() Koji Iwamoto vs. Keiichi Sato
() The Road to 2018 Champion Carnival Special 10 Man Tag Match: Suwama, Kento Miyahara, KAI, Ryoji Sai & Dylan James vs. Naoya Nomura, Yoshitatsu, Shuji Ishikawa, Zeus & Jun Akiyama

AJPW Event Cards for March & April 2018


DDT NEWS

~ The full event cards were announced for the March 10 and March 11 shows.

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

() Yuki Ueno vs. Nobuhiro Shimatani
() Battle Royal: Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Super Sadango Machine, MAO, Soma Takao, Antonio Honda, Shunma Katsumata, Makoto Oishi & Saki Akai
() KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi vs. Kota Umeda, Koju Takeda & Daiki Shimomura
() HARASHIMA & Ethan Page vs. Kazusada Higuchi & Kouiki Iwasaki

() 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 “Taisho Dramatic Romantan 2018”, 3/11/2018 [Sun] 17:30 @ Azalea Taisho Hall in Osaka

() Keiuske Ishii vs. Kouki Iwasaki
() Mad Paulie vs. Ethan Page vs. Naomi Yoshimura & Kazuki Hirata
() Sanshiro Takagi, Toru Owashi, Antonio Honda & Yuni vs. Masahiro Takanashi, MAO, Nobuhiro Shimatani & Chinsuke Nakamura
() Danshoku Dieno & Makoto Oishi vs. Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase
() KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi vs. Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno

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

~ Then a couple matches were announced for the March 18 show in Kasukabe, Saitama.

DDT Pro-Wrestling “Sunday Kaskabian! 2018”, 3/18/2018 [Sun] 13:00 @ Kasukabe Fureai Cube in Saitama

() Ethan Page vs. Naomi Yoshimura
() Danshoku Dieno & Keisuke Ishii vs. Daisuke Sasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani
() Special Single Match: Yukio Sakaguchi vs. Kota Umeda

http://puroresuspirit.net/tag/ddt/


DNA NEWS

~ Ryota Nakatsu was announced to be Kouki Iwasaki’s partner for the upcoming tag tournament.

“DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT”

☆ Kota Umeda & Shunma Katsumata
★ Kouki Iwasaki & Ryota Nakatsu
☆ Naomi Yoshimura & Akira Joe
★ Keisuke Okuda & Kengo
☆ MAO & Rising HAYATO
★ Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani
☆ Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda
★ Choun Shiryu & Rekka

DNA 42, 3/7/2018 [Wed] 19:30 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo

() Mizuki Watase vs. Minoru Tanaka (FREE)
() Ethan Page vs. Tomoya Hirata (FREEDOMS)

(-) SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT 1st Round Match: MAO & Rising HAYATO vs. Choun Shiryu & Rekka
(-) SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT 1st Round Match: Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani vs. Naomi Yoshimura & Akira Joe
(-) SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT 1st Round Match: Keisuke Okuda & Kengo vs. Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda
(-) SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT 1st Round Match: Kota Umeda & Shunma Katsumata vs. Kouki Iwasaki & Ryota Nakatsu

http://puroresuspirit.net/tag/dna/


FREEDOMS NEWS

~ Following the March 1st show at the 1stRING, the full event card has now been announced for the upcoming Korakuen Hall show on March 22. Following the show the FREEDOM WORLD TAG belts were announced to be in defense on the show and Kenji Fukimoto and Masashi Takeda will be facing off in the main event (This match could be for the singles championship depending on if Fukimoto can beat Violento Jack in Mexico this month). Then also with FUMA’s arrival and call out to FREEDOMS a special 6 man tag match has been set between the two promotions.

Pro-Wrestling FREEDOMS, “THE Gekokujo 2018”, 3/22/2018 [Thu] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(0) Trainee vs. (to be announced)
() Dragon Libre & Tomoya Hirata vs. Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
() Kamui vs. KAZMA SAKAMOTO
() Yuya Susumu & Masamune vs. Minoru Fujita & Chikara
() GENTARO & Kenichiro Arai vs. Gunso & ‘brother’ YASSHI

() KING of FREEDOM WORLD TAG CHAMPIONSHIP Match: [13th Champions] Mammoth Sasaki & Toru Sugiura vs. [Challengers] Mr. Gannosuke & Yuko Miyamoto
~ 10th title defense.

() FREEDOMS vs BASARA Death Match: Jun Kasai, Takashi Sasaki & Daisuke Masaoka vs. FUMA, (to be announced) & (to be announced)

() Death Match: Kenji Fukimoto vs. Masashi Takeda

http://puroresuspirit.net/tag/freedoms/


HARD HIT NEWS

~ Hard Hit will be holding their first show on 2018 on March 17 at the Shinkiba 1stRING. Among the highlights is Hikaru Sato in a juijitsu challenge against Hideki “Shrek” Sekine, Hideki Suzuki taking on a muay thai fighter in Shiyo Karasawa, and then the MMA/wrestler combination of Rocky Kawamura and Yoshio “Hitokui” Takahashi will be taking on the pro-wrestling team of Takashi Sugiura and Takuya Nomura.

HARD HIT “Samurai Wearing Leg Guards”, 3/17/2018 [Sat] 18:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo

() Takuya Wada (FREE) vs. Kenta Hattori (Kachofugetsu)
() Atsushi Aoki (AJPW) & SUSHI (FREE) vs. Takatoshi Matsumoto (ALPHA) & ChrisMAN Taro (Chris Office)
() Koji Iwamoto (AJPW) vs. Taido Abe (Nishiyama School)
() Road to “U” Juijitsu Sparring Match: Hikaru Sato vs. Hideki “Shrek” Sekine (Bonsai Juijitsu)
() Hideki Suzuki (FREE) vs. Shiyo Karasawa (M16 Thai)
() Takafumi Ito (PancraseISM) vs. Nobuhiro Tsurumaki (FREE)
() Rocky Kawamura (Pancrase ISM) & Yoshio “Hitokui” Takahashi vs. Takashi Sugiura (NOAH) & Takuya Nomura (BJW)

http://puroresuspirit.net/tag/hard-hit/


WRESTLE-1 NEWS

~ More matches were announced for the upcoming Korakuen Hall show on March 14, including the addition of the UWA World 6 Tag belts being in defense.

WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2018 TRANS MAGIC, 3/14/2018 [Wed] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

() Seigo Tachibana vs. Masayuki Mitomi
() Tsugataka Sato & Kenshin Chikano vs. Yusuke Kodama & Drunk Andy
() Daiki Inaba, Seiki Yoshioka & Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio vs. Kaz Hayashi, Shuji Kondo & Ryuji Hijikata

()  UWA World 6 Tag Championship Match: [61st Champions] Koji Doi, Kumagoro & Takanori Ito vs. [Challengers] NOSAWA Rongai, MAZADA & FUJITA
~ 5th title defense.

(-) Special 8 Man Tag Match: Keiji Mutoh, Ryota Hama (BJW), SUSHI (FREE) & Kazushi Miyamoto (FREE) vs. Masayuki Kono, Hiroshi Yamato, Yasufumi Nakanoue (BJW) & KAI (FREE)

(-) WRESTLE-1 CRUISER FES 2018 Final Match: Andy Wu vs. Alejandro

(-) WRESTLE-1 Championship Match: [11th Champion] Shotaro Ashino vs. [Challenger] Manabu Soya
~ 8th title defense.

http://puroresuspirit.net/tag/w-1/


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About BushidoRX

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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