News Listings for April 2, 2019

DDT NEWS

~Two title matches were made official for “MAX BUMP 2018” at the Korakuen Hall on April 29, as Konosuke Takeshita will be defending the KO-D Openweight belt against Shigehiro Irie and then Yuko Miyamoto will be putting the DDT EXTREME belt up against HARASHIMA.

~ Then two wrestlers were announced to be leaving DDT in Cherry and Suguru Miyatake. Cherry has been active in DDT for the last 14 years, but she hinted that she is not retiring from pro-wrestling though taking a new path as a freelance wrestler. Then Miyatake has been out of action for over 2 years now due to injury and just feels that he cannot return in his current condition and mental state. His is though thankful to all the fans and memories that he gained as a member of DDT.

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

(-) 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.

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~ Then the full event card was announced for the April 5 show in Shinkiba.

DNA 43, 4/5/2018 [Thu] @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo

() SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT 2nd Round: MAO & Rising HAYATO vs. Naomi Yoshimura & Akira Joe
() SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT 2nd Round: Kouki Iwasaki & Ryota Nakatsu vs. Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda

() Special Single Match: Rekka vs. Choun Shiryu
() World-wide Match: Mike Bailey vs. Baliyan Akki
() Minoru Tanaka (FREE), Mizuki Watase & Tomoya Hirata (FREEDOMS) vs. Kota Umeda, Daiki Shimomura & Nobuhiro Shimatani
() DNA vs Naomi Kingdom: Shunma Katsumata vs. Keisuke Okuda (FREE)

() SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT Final Match:

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DG NEWS

~ T-Hawk & Eita were announced to be defending the Twin Gate belts against Big R Shimizu & Ben-K on May 6 in Nagoya.

Dragon Gate “DEAD or ALIVE 2018”, 5/6/2018 [Sun] @ Nagoya City Aichi Prefecture Gymnasium

(-) Open The Twin Gate Championship Match: [Champions] T-Hawk & Eita vs. [Challengers] Big R Shimizu & Ben-K
(-) Cabellera vs Cabellera Steel Cage Survival 7WAY Match: Masaaki Mochizuki vs. YAMATO vs. Ryo Saito vs. Punch Tominaga vs. El Lindaman vs. Shingo Takagi vs. Hiroyuki Kanda

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FORTUNE DREAM NEWS

Two more matches were announced for Kenta Kobashi’s fifth produce show on June 11 at the Korakuen Hall.

The additions see a 6 man tag match as a heavy chopping team of Yuji Hino, Go Shiozaki and Zeus will be taking on the heavy kicking team of Akitoshi Saito, Katsuhiko Nakajima and Kohei Sato. Then a singles match was also announced as Kotaro Suzuki will be taking on BJW’s up-and-comer Kazumi Kikuta. (Which something to add between Kotaro and Kikuta is their love for Gundam (Kotaro) and Kamen Rider (Kikuta) which they have incorporated into their own in-ring style.)

Below is the announced event card at this time…

Fortune Dream 5, 6/11/2018 [Mon] 17:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(-) Kotaro Suzuki (FREE) vs. Kazumi Kikuta (BJW)
(-) Yuji Hino (FREE), Go Shiozaki (NOAH) & Zeus (AJPW) vs. Akitoshi Saito (NOAH), Katsuhiko Nakajima (NOAH) & Kohei Sato (ZERO1)

(-) Kaito Kiyomiya (NOAH) & Ayato Yoshida (K-DOJO) vs. Toru Sugiura (FREEDOMS) & Takuya Nomura (BJW)
(-) Koki Kitahara 30th Anniversary & Retirement Match: Koki Kitahara (CAPTURE) & Mitsuya Nagai (DRADITION) vs. Naomichi Marufuji (NOAH) & Super Tiger (RJPW)


FREEDOMS NEWS

~ It was announced official that Violento Jack will be defending the KING of FREEDOM belt against Masashi Takeda on May 2 at the Korakuen Hall.

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

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

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


NJPW NEWS

Following the conclusion of this weekends show, the full event cards were announced for the next set of title matches that will take place at the end of this month and the start of the next.

April 29 in Kumamoto will see a double main event of LIJ versus Suzuki-gun , as the IWGP IC belt in defense as Minoru Suzuki defends against Tetsuya Naito. and then SANADA & EVIL defend the IWGP Tag belts against  Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.

Then the May 4 show in Hakata, Fukuoka will see the main event of Kazuchika Okada aiming to capture the all-time defense record with the IWGP Heavy belt as he takes on the current record holder, with 11 in total, in Hiroshi Tanahashi. Then also on the show Will Ospreay will be defending the IWGP Junior belt against KUSHIDA.

Then on the “Road to Wrestling Dontaku” tour, three more title matches were announced. As on April 23 Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperadon will defend the IWGP Jr. Tag belts against BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi, on April 24 Jay White will be putting the IWGP US belt against David Finlay, and then on April 27 Hirooki Goto defends the NEVER Openweight belt against Juice Robinson.

New Japan Pro-Wrestling “Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2018“, 4/23/2018 [Mon] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(-) IWGP Junior Tag Championship Match: [57th Champions] Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado vs. [Challenger] BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi
~ 2nd title defense.

New Japan Pro-Wrestling “Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2018“, 4/24/2018 [Tue] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(-) IWGP US Heavyweight Championship Match: [2nd Champion] Jay White vs. [Challenger] David Finlay
~ 2nd title defense.

New Japan Pro-Wrestling “Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2018“, 4/27/2018 [Fri] 18:30 @ Hiroshima Green Arena

(-) NEVER Openweight Championship Match: [17th Champion] Hirooki Goto vs. [Challenger] Juice Robinson
~ 3rd title defense.

New Japan Pro-Wrestling “Wrestling no Hi no Kuni”, 4/29/2018 [Sun] 15:00 @ Grand Messe Kumamoto

(1) Yuji Nagata & Tetsuhiro Yagi vs. Tomoyuki Oka & Shota Umino
(2) David Finlay, Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Jay White, Rocky Romero, YOH & SHO
(3) Togi Makabe & Toa Henare vs. Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano
(4) Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens vs. Zack Sabre Jr., Takashi Iizuka, Taichi & TAKA Michinoku
(5) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, Michael Elgin & KUSHIDA vs. Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & Will Ospreay
(6) Special Single Match: BUSHI vs. El Desperado
(7) Special Single Match: Hiromu Takahashi vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru

(8) IWGP Tag Championship Match: [79th Champions] SANADA & EVIL vs. [Challengers] Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.
~ 2nd title defense.

(9) IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match: [17th Champion] Minoru Suzuki vs. [Challenger] Tetsuya Naito
~ 2nd title defense.

New Japan Pro-Wrestling “Wrestling Dontaku 2018”, 5/3/2018 [Thu] 17:00 @ Fukuoka International Center

(1) Shota Umino & Ren Narita vs. Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens
(2) Yuji Nagata, Tomoyuki Oka & Tetsuhiro Yagi vs. Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Ryusuke Taguchi
(3) Rocky Romero, YOH & SHO  vs. Lance Archer, Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Takashi Iizuka
(4) Juice Robinson, David Finlay, Togi Makabe, Michael Elgin & Toa Henare vs. Hirooki Goto, Jay White, Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano & YOSHI-HASHI

(5) NEVER 6 Man Tag Championship Match: [16th Champions] Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa vs. [Challengers] Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson & Mary Scurll
~ 4th title defense.

(6) Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, SANADA, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi vs. Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado
(7) Special Tag Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi & KUSHIDA vs. Kazuchika Okada & Will Ospreay
(8) Special Single Match: Kota Ibushi vs. Cody
(9) Special Single Match: Kenny Omega vs. Hangman Page

New Japan Pro-Wrestling “Wrestling Dontaku 2018”, 5/4/2018 [Fri] 17:00 @ Fukuoka International Center

(1) Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Tomoyuki Oka, Shota Umino & Ren Narita
(2) Yuji Nagata & Tetsuhiro Yagi vs. Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens
(3) Rocky Romero, YOH & SHO  vs. Takashi Iizuka, Taichi & TAKA Michinoku
(4) Togi Makabe & Toa Henare vs. Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano
(5) Juice Robinson, David Finlay & Michael Elgin vs. Hirooki Goto, Jay White & YOSHI-HASHI
(6) Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, SANADA, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi vs. Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer,  Davey Boy Smith Jr.,   Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado
(7) Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa vs. Hangman Page, Marty Scurll, Matt & Nick Jackson

(8) IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [80th Champion] Will Ospreay vs. [Challenger] KUSHIDA
~ 3rd title defense.

(9) IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: [65th Champion] Kazuchika Okada vs. [Challenger] Hiroshi Tanahashi
~ 12th title defense.

NJPW Event Cards for March & April 2018


NOAH NEWS

The matches were announced for the small tournament to crown the next champions for the vacant GHC Junior Tag belts. As Daisuke Harada & Tadasuke take on Hi69 & Minoru Tanaka and then  HAYATA & YO-HEY take on Hajime Ohara & Hitoshi Kumano.

Then with that four prelude singles matches were announced to be taking place on the April 11 show, which will feature the final match of the currently on-going “Global Tag League”. Then there were also minor changes made to the event cards for the rest of the GTL tour, as Hi69 and Minoru will be teaming together on several of the shows.

Below are the event cards at this time…

Pro-Wrestling NOAH “GLOBAL TAG LEAGUE 2018”, 4/11/2018 [Wed] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(-) YO-HEY vs. Hitoshi Kumano
(-) Minoru Tanaka (FREE) vs. Tadasuke
(-) Hajime Ohara vs. HAYATA
(-) Daisuke Harada vs. Hi69

(-) GTL Final Match: (#1 Team) vs. (#2 Team)

Pro-Wrestling NOAH “Navig. To The Northern Cross 2018”, 4/14/2018 [Sat] 18:30 @ Susukino Mars Gym in Hokkaido

(-) Junta Miyawaki vs. Noriyuki Yoshida (FTO)
(-) Takashi Sugiura & Kenoh vs. Naomichi Marufuji & Atsushi Kotoge

(-) 34th GHC Junior Tag Championship Decision Tournament 1st Round: Daisuke Harada & Tadasuke vs. Hi69 & Minoru Tanaka
(-) 34th GHC Junior Tag Championship Decision Tournament 1st Round: HAYATA & YO-HEY vs. Hajime Ohara & Hitoshi Kumano

Pro-Wrestling NOAH “Navig. To The Northern Cross 2018, 4/15/2018 [Sun] 12:30 @ Susukino Mars Gym in Hokkaido

(-) Battle Royal:
(-) 34th GHC Junior Tag Championship Decision Tournament Final:

NOAH Event Cards for March & April 2018


WRESTLE-1 NEWS

~ Keiji Mutoh successfully underwent surgery to replace both of his knees with artificial joints. There is no word on when he will begin rehabilitation, but he remains adamant that he will return to the ring as soon as possible.

~ Then Hiroshi Yamato announced that he be going freelance from WRESTLE-1 with the start of April. He is still scheduled to compete for the promotion on 4/3 though this will mark his first time with them as freelance. Yamato, who just returned from a neck injury that has kept him out of action for the last year and a half, stated that he will continue competing as a pro-wrestling as he truly loves competing in the ring.

~ It was made official that Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio will be defending the Result Championship against Seigo Tachibana on April 18 at the Korakuen Hall.

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

(-) 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.

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ZERO1 NEWS

~ More matches were announced for the Yasukuni Shine show on April 8 and the Shinjuku FACE show on April 22.

ZERO1 “15th Annual Dedication Pro-Wrestling”, 4/8/2018 [Sun] 13:00 @ Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo

(-) ZERO1 vs Michinoku: Towa Iwasaki & Shoki Kitamura vs. Yasutaka Osera & Koji Kawamura
(-) Jason Lee, SUGI & Shoji Fukushima vs. Ikuto Hidaka, Takuya Sugawara & Sean Guinness
(-) TARU & Hartley Jackson vs. Shogun Okamoto & Mitsuo Momota
(-) NWA UN Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Super Tiger vs. [Challenger] Chris Vice
(-) Kohei Sato vs. Yuji Hino
(-) Yusaku Obata & Yuko Miyamoto vs. Masato Tanaka & Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio
(-) Jinsei Shinzaki & Mr. Gannosuke vs. Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa

~ Then it was announced that Yusaku Obata will be defending the World Heavyweight belt against Hartley Jackson on April 22 at the Shinjuku FACE. The match is coming about after Hartley assaulting Obata following the “TAKESHIBA Coliseum / ZERO1 Dojo” last show on March 31.

ZERO1 “Dream Series”, 4/22/2018 [Sun] @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo

(-) KAMIKAZE vs. Yoshikazu Yokoyama
(-) Shinjiro Otani vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa
(-) Masato Tanaka & Takashi Sugiura (NOAH) vs. Kohei Sato & SUGI

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

http://puroresuspirit.net/tag/zero1/


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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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