News Listings for April 18, 2018

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AJPW NEWS

~ Masakatsu Funaki was announced to be holding his 33rd anniversary as a pro-wrestling on June 3 in Kobe. The match will see him team with Suwama & Hikaru Sato to take on Akiyama, Kendo Kashin & Black Tiger VII.

All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2018 Super Power Series”, 6/3/2018 [Sun] 16:00 @ Kobe Sanbo Hall in Hyogo

(-) Masakatsu Funaki Debut 33rd Anniversary ~ Special 6 Man Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki (FREE), Suwama & Hikaru Sato vs. Jun Akiyama, Kendo Kashin (FREE) & Black Tiger VII (FREE)

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BJW NEWS

~ Hideki Suzuki vs. Daisuke Sekimoto was made official for the Yokohama show on May 5, as the full card was also set.

BJW “Endless Survivor”, 5/5/2018 [Sat] 15:00 @ Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium in Kanagawa

(1) Takuya Nomura & Yuki Morihiro vs. Takuho Kato & Akira Hyodo
(2) Shinobu, Kankuro Hoshino & Yuki Ishikawa vs. Tatsuhiko Yoshino, Kota Sekifuda & Fuminori Abe (BASARA)
(3) Ryuichi Kawakami, Kazuki Kikuta & Taishi Takizawa (K-DOJO) vs. Ryota Hama, Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yoshihisa Uto
(4) Daichi Hashimoto & Hideyoshi Kamitani vs. Kazuki Hashimoto & Yuya Aoki
(5) Death Match: Jaki Numazawa, Kenji Fukimoto & Takumi Tsukamoto vs. Masaya Takahashi, Takayuki Ueki & Toshiyuki Sakuda

(6) BJW Tag Championship Death Match: [46th Champions] Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka vs. [Challengers] Ryuji Ito & Ryuichi Sekine
~ 1st title defense.

(7) BJW World Strong Heavyweight Championship Match: [12th Champion] Hideki Suzuki vs. [Challenger] Daisuke Sekimoto
~ 1st title defense.

(8) BJW Death Match Heavyweight Championship ~ Fluorescent Light-tubes & Nail Board & Fork Board Death Match: [36th Champion] Masashi Takeda (FREE) vs. [Challenger] Abdullah Kobayashi
~ 6th title defense.

http://puroresuspirit.net/tag/bjw/


DDT NEWS

~ Kota Umeda and MAO were announced as the next challengers for the KO-D Tag belts on May 1. Though before that on April 29, he was announced to be taking on NOAH’s Go Shiozaki in a special singles match.

DDT “MAX BUMP 2018”, 4/29/2018 [Sun] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(-) Dark Match: Mad Paulie vs. Kouki Iwasaki vs. Mizuki Watase
(-) Yukio Sakaguchi, MAO, Mike Bailey & Saki Akai vs. Toru Owashi, Kazuki Hirata, Super Sasadango Machine & Antonio Honda
(-) Kazusada Higuchi & Keisuke Ishii vs. Soma Takao & Yuki Ueno
(-) DAMNATION vs ALL OUT:  Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo vs. Soma Takao & Yuki Ueno
(-) Kota Umeda vs. Go Shiozaki

(-) Cherry DDT Last Match: Cherry, Françoise ☆ Takagi & Makoto Oishi vs. Danshoku Dieno, KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi

(-) DDT EXTREME Championship Match: [40th Champion] Yuko Miyamoto (666) vs. [Challenger] HARASHIMA
~ 3rd title defense.

(-) KO-D Openweight Championship Match: [61st Champion] Konosuke Takeshita vs. [Challenger] Shigehiro Irie
~ 12th title defense.

DDT “DDT LIVE!”, 5/1/2018 [Sat] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo

(-) Kendo Kashin vs. Gota Ihashi

(-) KO-D Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi vs. [Challengers] Kota Umeda & MAO

~ Then it was announced publicly that DDT has opened their own dojo in Itabashi-ku, Tokyo. A special ceremony was held to purify the building in hopes that it can be a place for the future of DDT, BASARA, DNA, Ganbare and Tokyo Joshi to continue growing in the future. DDT shared a dojo with ZERO1 since 2013, but with ZERO1’s old dojo closing (ZERO1 relocated) Cyber Agent, who own DDT, helped them acquire the new space. Right now the dojo has one ring, but they mentioned about expanding to two in the future. Especially given that there are five groups connected under DDT.

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


FREEDOMS NEWS

~ The full cards were announced for the 5/4 show in Yokohama and 5/6 in Fuji.

Pro-Wrestling FREEDOMS, 5/4/2018 [Fri] 17:30 @ Yokohama Radiant Hall in Kanagawa

(0) Takashi Sasaki vs. Trainee M

() Kamui & Tomoya Hirata vs. KAZMA SAKAMOTO & Dragon Libre
() Shuichiro Katsumura vs. Chikara
() Yuya Susumu vs. Yuko Miyamoto
() Jun Kasai & Kenji Fukimoto vs. Isami Kodaka & FUMA
() Hardcore 3WAY Tag Match: Violento Jack & Daisuke Masaoka vs. Masashi Takeda & Minoru Fujita vs. Mammoth Sasaki & GENTARO
() Takashi Sasaki vs. Toru Sugiura

Pro-Wrestling FREEDOMS, 5/6/2018 [Sun] 17:00 @ Fuji-san Messe in Shizuoka

() Dragon Libre vs. Keisuke Goto (WAVE)
() WAVE Offer Match:
() Toru Sugiura vs. Chikara
() Masashi Takeda & Kenji Fukimoto vs. Yuya Susumu & Shuichiro Katsumura
() Mammoth Sasaki & Kamui vs. GENTARO & Tomoya Hirata
() Death Match: Violento Jack & Daisuke Masaoka vs. Jun Kasai & Takashi Sasaki

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


K-DOJO NEWS

~ The full event cards were announced for the “Golden Week” shows from April 29 through May 6.

~ Marines Mask, Kelly Sixx (UK), Tatsuya Hanami, Shinichiro Wakita (BRAVES) & Takuho Kato (BJW) were announced as the competitors for this years “K-METAL LEAGUE”, which will be taking place throughout the shows.

K-DOJO “GWSP7”, 4/29/2018 [Sun] 13:00 @ Blue Field in Chiba

() K-METAL LEAGUE Match: Tatsuya Hanami vs. Takuho Kato (BJW)
() K-METAL LEAGUE Match: Marines Mask vs. Shinichiro Wakita (BRAVES)
() Ayame Sasamura vs. Rina Shingaki
() Taishi Takizawa & GO Asakawa vs. Tank Nagai & Ayumu Honda
() Chiba Festival Special Single Match: Ayato Yoshida vs. Kunio Toshima
() Brahman & Mashimo Unite! Happy Must Protect Chiba Fest Special 6 Man Tag Match: Yuma, Kotaro Yoshino & Dinosaur Takuma vs. Kengo Mashimo, Brahman Shu (FREE) & Brahman Kei (FREE)

K-DOJO “GWSP7”, 4/30/2018 [Mon] 13:00 @ Blue Field in Chiba

() K-METAL LEAGUE Match: Kelly Sixx vs. Shinichiro Wakita (BRAVES)
() K-METAL LEAGUE Match: Marines Mask vs. Takuho Kato (BJW)
() Bambi vs. Rina Shingaki
() Chiba Festival Special Single Match: Kaji Tomato vs. Kyu Mogami
() Chiba Festival Special Drinking 5WAY Match: Taishi Takizawa vs. Ayato Yoshida vs. Yuma vs. Yoshihiro Horaguchi vs. Tank Nagai
() Yankee Nichokenju vs DinoStones Chiba Festival Special Tag Match: Kotaro Yoshino & Dinosaur Takuma vs. Isami Kodaka (BASARA) & Yuko Miyamoto (666)

K-DOJO “GWSP7”, 5/3/2018 [Thu] 13:00 @ Blue Field in Chiba

() K-METAL LEAGUE Match: Shinichiro Wakita (BRAVES) vs. Takuho Kato (BJW)
() K-METAL LEAGUE Match: Kelly Sixx vs. Tatsuya Hanami
() Ayato Yoshida, Shiori Asahi & Ayame Sasamura vs. Tearun Seaser, Marines Mask & KASAI
() Chiba Festival Special Single Match: Daigoro Kashiwa vs. Atsushi Maruyama (AJPW)
() Chiba Festival Special Single Match: GO Asakawa vs. Kengo Mashimo
() Chiba Festival Special High Tension Rule Tag Match: Kaji Tomato & Hiroshi Yamato (FREE) vs. Yuma & Kotaro Yoshino

K-DOJO “GWSP7”, 5/4/2018 [Fri] 13:00 @ Blue Field in Chiba

() K-METAL LEAGUE Match: Kelly Sixx vs. Takuho Kato (BJW)
() K-METAL LEAGUE Match: Marines Mask vs. Tatsuya Hanami
() Taishi Takizawa, Yuma & Bambi vs. Ricky Fuji, Yoshihiro Horaguchi & Rina Shingaki
() Tearun Seaser & KASAI vs. Kengo Mashimo & Kunio Toshima
() Chiba Festival Special Single Match: Shiori Asahi vs. Tank Nagai
() RoS vs Kibatai Chiba Festival Special Tag Match: Kaji Tomato & GO Asakawa vs. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu (both BASARA)

K-DOJO “GWSP7”, 5/5/2018 [Sat] 13:00 @ Blue Field in Chiba

() K-METAL LEAGUE Match: Tatsuya Hanami vs. Shinichiro Wakita (BRAVES)
() K-METAL LEAGUE Match: Marines Mask vs. Kelly Sixx
() Ricky Fuji & KASAI vs. Tank Nagai & Ayumu Honda
() Happy Great Circus Special Performance 8 Tag Match: Ayato Yoshida, Shiori Asahi, Daigoro Kashiwa & Yasu Urano (FREE) vs. Yuma, Kotaro Yoshino, Dinosaur Takuma & Tearun Seaser
() Chiba Festival Special Single Match: Ayame Sasamura vs. Rina Yamashita (Osaka Joshi)
() Chiba Festival Special Hardcore Match: Kyu Mogami vs. Jun Kasai (FREEDOMS)

K-DOJO “GWSP7”, 5/6/2018 [Sun] 12:30 @ Blue Field in Chiba

() K-METAL LEAGUE Final Match: (#1 place) vs. (#2 place)
() Ayame Sasamura & Rina Shingaki vs. Kengo Mashimo & Kunio Toshima
() Chiba Festival Special Single Match: GO Asakawa vs. Dinosaur Takuma
() Special Lumberjack Tag Match: Ricky Fuji & Yoshihiro Horaguchi vs. Ayato Yoshida & Shiori Asahi
() Magatsuki vs K-METAL LEAGUE Loser 6 Man Tag Match: Tank Nagai, Ayumu Honda & Kyu Mogami vs. (tbd)
() Hiro Tonai’s Retirement Match: Hiro Tonai & Taishi Takizawa vs. TAKA Michinoku & Kaji Tomato

http://puroresuspirit.net/tag/k-dojo/


NOAH NEWS

~ Daisuke Harada was announced to be defending the GHC Junior Heavy belt against Hi69 on May 13 in Hakata. Though before that match the two will be facing each other in a special hardcore match on May 4 at the Korakuen Hall.  Maybach Taniguchi versus KENSO was also announced for the May 4 show.

Pro-Wrestling NOAH “Navig. with Breeze 2018”, 5/4/2018 [Fri] 18:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(-) Maybach Taniguchi vs. KENSO (FREE)
(-) Hardcore Match: Daisuke Harada vs. Hi69

Pro-Wrestling NOAH “Navig. with Breeze 2018”, 5/13/2018 [Sun] 13:00 @ Hakata StarLanes in Fukuoka

(-) GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [36th Champion] Daisuke Harada vs. [Challenger] Hi69
~ 5th 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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