News Listings for April 13, 2018

AJPW NEWS

~ It was announced that Josh Bodom had to return home due to a family emergency. Due to this he will miss the the April 14 show. The event card was updated to reflect upon his absence.

All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2018 Champion Carnival”, 4/14/2018 [Sat] 18:00 @ Hiroshima Marina Hop

(1) Koji Iwamoto vs. Yusuke Okada
(2) Takao Omori, KAI & Atsushi Maruyama vs. Atsushi Aoki, Rey Paloma & Takeshi Okada

(3) Carnival A Block Match: Shingo Takagi vs. The Bodyguard
(4) Carnival A Block Match: Naoya Nomura vs. Yuji Hino
(5) Carnival B Block Match: Zeus vs. Yutaka Yoshie

(6) Joe Doering, Jun Akiyama, Yoshitatsu & Yohei Nakajima vs. Suwama, Shuji Ishikawa, Dylan James & Hikaru Sato

(7) Carnival A Block Match: Kento Miyahara vs. Ryoji Sai

AJPW Event Cards for March & April 2018


BASARA NEWS

~ It was announced that Hiroshi will be taking on veteran grappler Osamu Nishimura for his return match on May 3 at the Korakuen Hall.

BASARA, 5/3/2018 [Thu] 18:30 @ Korakun Hall in Tokyo

(-) Takato Nakano vs. Manabu Hara (FREE)
(-) Fuminori Abe vs. Masato Tanaka (ZERO1)
(-) Takumi Tsukamoto, Yasu Urano, Daichi Kazato & Goma Ryu vs. Trans Am ★ Ryuichi, Trans Am ★ Tanaka, Trans Am ★ Shinya & Yusuke Kubo
(-) Trans Am ★ Hiroshi’s Return Match: Trans Am ★ Hiroshi vs. Osamu Nishimura (FREE)

(-) Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu vs. Ikuto Hidaka (ZERO1) & Minoru Fujita (FREE)
(-) Count Down to Extinction ~ Hardcore Tag Match: FUMA & SAGAT vs. Jun Kasai (FREEDOMS) & Kunso (DOVE)

(-) Union MAX & DOVE World Heavyweight Double Championship Match: [9th MAX Champion] Isami Kodaka (6th title defense) vs. [10th DOVE Champion] Naoki Tanizaki (1st title defense)

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BJW NEWS

~ The full event card was announced for the April 21 show in Tobu, as the Yokohama 6 Tag belts will be in defense.

BJW “Edogawa Rising 3”, 4/21/2018 [Sat] 12:00 @ Tobu Friend Hall in Tokyo

(1) Tatsuhiko Yoshino vs. Akira Hyodo
(2) Kazuki Hashimoto & Takuho Kato vs. Yuki Morihiro & Yuki Ishikawa
(3) Edogawa Rising vs. Yuya Aoki
(4) Battle Royal : Kankuro Hoshino, Yuya aoki, Yuki Morihiro, Takuho Kato, Yuki Ishikawa

(5) Yokohama Shopping Street 6 Man Tag Championship Match: [11th Champions] Daisuke Sekimoto, Kohei Sato & Hideyoshi Kamitani vs. [Challengers] Ryota Hama, Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yoshihisa Uto
~ 1st title defense.

(6) Daichi Hashimoto & Kazumi Kikuta vs. Ryuichi Kawakami & Takuya Nomura
(7) Death Match: Abdullah Kobayashi, Ryuji Ito & Jaki Numazawa vs. Masaya Takahashi, Takayuki Ueki & Toshiyuki Sakuda

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FREEDOMS NEWS

~ The full event card was announced for the May 2 show at the Korakuen Hall.

FREEDOMS “We love FREEDOMS! We are FREEDOMS! 2018”, 5/2/2018 [Wed] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(0) Exhibition Match: Hayatada Miki vs. Trainee K
(1) Opening Special Brass Knuckle Street Fight Match: GENTARO vs. Gunso
(-) Chikara, Tomoya Hirata & Dragon Libre vs. Mitsuo Momota, KAZMA SAKAMOTO & Masamune
() Hardcore Match: Kamui vs. Minoru Fujita

() 3WAY Tag Death Match: Jun Kasai & Kenji Fukimoto vs. Isami Kodaka & FUMA vs. Daisuke Masaoka & Yuko Miyamoto

(-) UWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [31st Champion] Yuya Susumu vs. [Challenger] ‘brother’ YASSHI
~ 6th title defense.

(-) KING of FREEDOM WORLD TAG CHAMPIONSHIP Match: [13th Champions] Mammoth Sasaki & Toru Sugiura vs. [Challengers] Takashi Sasaki & Gurukun Mask
~ 11th title defense.

(-) KING of FREEDOM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Death Match: [9th Champion] Violento Jack vs. [Challenger] Masashi Takeda
~ 3rd title defense.

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


HEAT-UP NEWS

~ The full event cards was announced for the May 5 show in Gotemba and May 16 in Shinyurigaoka.

Pro-Wrestling HEAT-UP “Gotemba Kodomo Teikoku”, 5/5/2018 [Sat] 12:30 @ Gotemba Shimin-Kan, Small Hall in Shizuoka

(1) Hiroshi Watanabe vs. Prince Kawasaki
(2) Tetsuya Izuchi vs. Yusaku Ito
(3) Daisuke Kanehira & Yuu Iizuka vs. Mineo Fujita & SUSHI
(4) Kazuhiro Tamura, Tatsumi Fujinami & LEONA vs. CHANGO, Shinya Ishida & Baliyan Akki (India)

(5) HEAT-UP Universal Tag Championship Match: [1st Champions] Kenichiro Arai & Hide Kubota vs. [Challengers] Yoji “Dokonjo” Kondo & Daichi Kazato
~ 3rd title defense.

Pro-Wrestling HEAT-UP “Shinyurigaoka Charity Show”, 5/16/2018 [Wed] 18:30 @ Shinyurigaoka 21 Hall in Tokyo

(1) Yoji “Dokonjo” Kondo & Daichi Kazato vs. PSYCHO & Shinya Ishida
(2) Prince Kawasaki vs. CHANGO
(3) Gatoh Move Offer Match:
(4) Hiroshi Watanabe, Mineo Fujita, Guts Ishijima & LEONA vs. Fuminori Abe, Joji Otani, Yu Izuka & Tetsuya Izuchi
(5) Kazuhiro Tamura, Tatsumi Fujinami & Hiroshi Yamato vs. Kenichiro Arai, Hide Kubota & X

(6) HEAT-UP Universal Championship Match: [2nd Champion] Nori da Funky Shibiresath vs. [Challenger] Daisuke Kanehira
~ 2nd title defense.

http://puroresuspirit.net/tag/heat-up/


NJPW NEWS

~ It was announced that a retirement ceremony will be held for Super Strong Machine (Junji Hirata) on June 19 at the Korakuen Hall. This year will mark his 40th anniversary since his debut back in August of 1978. The 61 year old wrestler will be unable to compete in a final match due to his health, but he has spent the last part of his career as a coach and manager to the young up-and-coming wrestlers.

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WRESTLE-1 NEWS

~ It was announced that Takumi Baba, due to a shoulder rotator cuff injury, will be unable to compete on the April 18 show. Shunsuke Sayama from ASUKA PRO will compete in his place.

 

WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2018 CHERRY BLOSSOM, 4/18/2018 [Wed] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(1) Shotaro Ashino & Yusuke Kodama vs. Masayuki Mitomi & Jay Freddie
(2) 8 Man Tag Match: Kaz Hayashi, MAZADA, FUJITA & Ryuji Hijikata vs. Tsugataka Sato, Ganseki Tanaka, Jun Tonsho & Shunsuke Sayama (ASUKA PRO)
() Hana Kimura & Natsumi Maki (Actwres Girl’Z) vs. Hiroe Nagahama & Asuka (both WAVE)
() 6 Man Tag Match: Daiki Inaba, Andy Wu & Takanori Ito vs. Shuji Kondo, Masayuki Kondo & NOSAWA Rongai

(-) WRESTLE-1 Result Championship Match: [5th Champion] Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio vs. [Challenger] Seigo Tachibana
~ 1st title defense.

(-) WRESTLE-1 Cruiserweight Championship Match: [11th Champion] Seiki Yoshioka vs. [Challenger] Alejandro
~ 4th title defense.

(-) WRESTLE-1 Tag Championship Match: [12th Champions] Koji Doi & Kumagoro vs. [Challengers] Manabu Soya & AKIRA
~ 3rd title defense.

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


ZERO1 NEWS

~ It was announced that rookie Shoji Fukushima will have to withdraw permanently from active competition due to injury. He will be present to greet the audience at the Shinjuku FACE show on April 22.

~ The full event card for the show was also announced.

Pro-Wrestling ZERO1 “Dream Series”, 4/22/2018 [Sun] 12:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo

(1) KAMIKAZE vs. Yoshikazu Yokoyama
(2) Towa Iwasaki & Shoki Kitamura vs. Fuminori Abe (BASARA) & Koju Takeda (666)
(3) Shogun Okamoto, Ikuto Hidaka & X vs. TARU, Takuya Sugawara & Chris Vice
(4) Shinjiro Otani vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa
(5) Masato Tanaka & Takashi Sugiura (NOAH) vs. Kohei Sato & SUGI

(6) World Heavyweight Championship Match: [22nd Champion] Yusaku Obta vs. [Challenger] Hartley Jackson
~ 4th title defense.

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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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