News Listings for April 30, 2018

AJPW NEWS

~ During today’s Champion Carnival final, Yuma Aoyagi announced his return to be on June 5 at the Differ Ariake in Tokyo. This show will also feature the final time for All Japan to be at the building before it is demolished to begin redevelopment in the area for the 2020 Olympics. Atushi Aoki and Kotaro Suzuki will be competing in a special singles match, as the two trained and grew there as part of the NOAH dojo, and then Jun Akiyama and Takao Omori will be taking on the Tamon Honda and Masao Inoue.

All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2018 SUPER POWER SERIES ~ All Japan at Differ Ariake Final Show”, 6/5/2018 [Tue] 19:00 @ Differ Ariake in Tokyo

(-) Differ Ariake All Japan Wrestling Final Memorial Special Single Match: Atsushi Aoki vs. Kotaro Suzuki (FREE)
(-) Differ Ariake All Japan Wrestling Final Memorial Special Tag Match: Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori vs. Tamon Honda & Masao Inoue (both FREE)
(-) Yuma Aoyagi Return Special 8 Man Tag Match: Kento Miayahara, Yoshitatsu, Naoya Nomura & Yuma Aoyagi vs. Jake Lee, Ryoji Sai, Dylan James & Koji Iwamoto

~ The event cards were also updated for the 5/26, 5/27, 5/31, 6/2 & 6/5 shows.

AJPW Event Cards for May & June 2018


DDT NEWS

~ Updated event cards for the May set of shows, including a DDT EXTREME defense on 5/13 and the KO-D Open belt in defense on 5/20.

DDT “Road to Ryogoku 2018 ~ Dramatic Dream Tan, 5/4/2018 [Fri] 17:00 @ Yume Messe Miyagi, West Building Hall in Miyagi

() KUDO vs. Nobuhiro Shimatani
() Toru Owashi, Hiratimo Dragon vs. Antonio Honda & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi
() HARASHIMA & Soma Takao vs. Makoto Oishi & Yuki Ueno
() Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid vs. Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Kouki Iwasaki
() Danshoku Dieno vs. Mad Paulie
() Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo vs. Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
() Konosuke Takeshita & Shunma Katsumata vs. Kazusada Higuchi & MAO

DDT “Road to Ryogoku 2018 ~ Dramatic Dream  Tsugaru-shamisen”, 5/5/2018 [Sat] 14:00 @ Aomori Hamanasu Kaikan

() Yukio Sakaguchi vs. Danshoku Dieno vs. Hiratimo Dragon
() Kazusada Higuchi & Toru Owashi vs. MAO & Yuki Ueno
() Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie vs. Shunma Katsumata, Kouki Iwasaki & Nobuhiro Shimatani
() HARASHIMA & Soma Takao vs. KUDO & Masahiro Takanashi
() Shigehiro Irie, Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid vs. Keisuke Ishii, Kota Umeda & Antonio Honda
() Special Single Match: Makoto Oishi vs. Konosuke Takeshita

DDT “Road to Ryogoku 2018 ~ Dramatic Dream Tokei-dai”, 5/6/2018 [Sun] 17:30 @ Susukino Mars Gym in Hokkaido

() Danshoku Dieno vs. Antonio Honda
() HARASHIMA, Soma Takao & Tomoya (FREE) vs. KUDO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masahiro Takanashi
() Jason Kincaid & Mizuki Watse vs. Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
() Konosuke Takeshita & MAO vs. Noriyuki Yoshida (FTO) & Kouki Iwasaki

DDT “Road to Ryogoku 2018 ~ Dramatic Dream Tonkotsu”, 5/13/2018 [Sun] 18:00 @ Hakata StarLanes in Fukuoka

(-) DDT EXTREME Championship Match: [41st Champion] HARASHIMA vs. [Challenger] KUDO
~ 1st title defense.

DDT “Audience 2018”, 5/20/2018 [Sun] @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(-) KO-D Openweight Championship Match: [62nd Champion] Shigehiro Irie vs. [Challenger] Keisuke Ishii
~ 1st title defense.

DDT “Dramatic · Dreams! Vol.5”, 5/27/2018 [Sun] 17:00 @ EDION Arena Osaka, 2nd Stadium

() Special 3WAY Tag Match: Kikutaro vs. Kuishinbo Kamen vs. Super Sasadango Machine
() Special Single Match: Yuki Ueno vs. Dick Togo
() Crash the Super Heavy Special Tag Match: (tba) Kazusada Higuchi, Toru Owashi, Naomi Yoshimura, Mad Paulie
() Special Tag Match: HUB & Masahiro Takanashi vs. Yasu Urano & MEN’S Teioh
() Main Event Special Single Match: Konosuke Takeshita vs. Antonio Honda

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DNA NEWS

~ The full event card was announced for the DNA show on May 9 at the Shinkiba 1stRING.

DNA 44, 5/9/2018 [Wed] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo

() Nobuhiro Shimatani vs. Joji Otani (HEAT-UP)
() Choun Shiryu (New Beijing) vs. Rekka
() Mizuki Watase & Jason Kincaid vs. Tomoya Hirata (FREEDOMS) & Baliyan Akki (India)
() Kota Umeda vs. Daiki Shimomura
() DNA vs Kibatai: Kouki Iwasaki & MAO vs. Ryuichi Sekine & Ryota Nakatsu (both BASARA)
() DNA vs Naomi Kingdom: Shunma Katsumata, Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda (666) vs. Naomi Yoshimura, Keisuke Okuda (FREE) & Akira Joe (FREE)

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FREEDOMS NEWS

~ The format for the death matches for the first set of shows in May were announced.

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

(-) 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.

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

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

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: Rina Yamashita vs. Hiroe Nagahama
() Toru Sugiura vs. Chikara
() Masashi Takeda & Kenji Fukimoto vs. Yuya Susumu & Shuichiro Katsumura
() Mammoth Sasaki & Kamui vs. GENTARO & Tomoya Hirata
() Fluorescent Light-tubes + Barbed-wire Board & Sawtooth Ladder Tag Death Match: Violento Jack & Daisuke Masaoka vs. Jun Kasai & Takashi Sasaki

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


NOAH NEWS

~ Four matches, three of which being title matches, were announced as official for the Korakuen Hall show on May 29 with the event cards updated for the first half of the May shows which will feature prelude matches before title defenses.

Pro-Wrestling NOAH “Navig. with Breeze 2018”, 5/29/2018 [Tue] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(-) Kenoh vs. Atsushi Kotoge

(-) GHC Jr. Tag Championship Match: [34th Champions] Hi69 & Minoru Tanaka vs. [Challengers] Daisuke Harada & Tadasuke
~ 1st title defense.

(-) GHC Tag Championship Match: [43rd Champions] Go Shiozaki & Kaito Kiyomiya vs. [Challengers] Katsuhiko Nakajima & Masa Kitamiya
~ 1st title defense.

(-) GHC Heayvweight Championship Match: [31st Champion] Takashi Sugiura vs. [Challenger] Naomichi Marufuji
~ 2nd title defense.

~ Also announced is that RATEL’S will be hosting their own self-produce show on June 30 at the Shinkiba 1stRING.

NOAH Event Cards for May & June 2018


TOKYO GURENTAI NEWS

~ It was announced that Masaaki Mochizuki will defend the Tokyo World Heavyweight belt against Kaz Hayashi on July 17 at the Shinjuku FACE. The match was originally touted back on April 4 at the Hagure IGF International show, in which Mochizuki defended the belt against Rocky Kawamura.

Tokyo Gurentai “Tokyo LOVE VIII”, 7/17/2018 [Tue] 19:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo

(-) Tokyo World Heavyweight Championship Match: [5th Champion] Masaaki Mochizuki vs. [Challenger] Kaz Hayashi
~ 6th title defense.

http://puroresuspirit.net/tag/tokyo-gurentai/


ZERO1 NEWS

~ Updated event cards for the May shows plus much of event card was announced for the 5/19 show at the Shinkiba 1stRING.

ZERO1 & Cho-Hanabi Pro-Wrestling “Kuroki Festival 2018”, 5/6/2018 [Sun] @ Seishin Sangyo Unyu Special Ring in Tokyo

() Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Shoki Kitamura vs. Kotaro Suzuki & Keiichi Sato
() Yoshikazu Yokoyama vs. SUSHI
() Ice Ribbon Offer Match: Risa Sera vs. Tequila Saya
() Shogun Okamoto vs. Towa Iwasaki
() KENSO & Kohei Sato vs. Chris Vice & KAMIKAZE
() Shinjiro Otani, Yusaku Obata & SUGI vs. Masato Tanaka, Takuya Sugawara & Hartley Jackson
() Electric Current Blast Death Match: TARU & Jaguar Yokota vs. Yuko Miyamoto & Akane Fujita

ZERO1 “East Japan Great Earthquake Charity Show ~ Genki Festival 2018”, 5/12/2018 [Sat] @ tba

() Towa Iwasaki vs. Shoki Kitamura
() OPG Offer Match: Black Tiger & THE RUSH vs. Ikuto Hidaka & Yoshikazu Yokoyama
() Shinjiro Otani & Kamikaze Attack vs. Masato Tanaka & Takuya Sugawara

Pro-Wrestling ZERO1, 5/13/2018 [Sun] 13:00 @ Hiroshima Marina Hop

() Ikuto Hidaka & Rey Paloma (DOVE) vs. Yoshikazu Yokoyama & Kenshin Chikano
() Shogun Okamoto vs. Shoki Kitamura
() Yusaku Obata vs. Black Tiger w/ THE RUSH & Devil Magician

() NWA UN Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Chris Vice vs. [Challenger] Takeshi Okada (TK Esperanza)

() Shinjiro Otani, Kohei Sato, SUGI & Towa Iwasaki vs. Masato Tanaka, Takuya Sugawara, Chris Vice & KAMIKAZE

Pro-Wrestling ZERO1, 5/19/2018 [Sat] 18:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo

(-) Towa Iwasaki & Shoki Kitamura vs. Joji Otani & Tetsuya Izuchi (both HEAT-UP)
(-) Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. Ikuto Hidaka & Fuminori Abe (BASARA)
(-) Shogun Okamoto vs. Chris Vice
(-) Yusaku Obata & Hiroshi Yamato (FREE) vs. Masato Tanaka & Takuya Sugawara
(-) Kohei Sato & SUGI vs. Yuji Hino (FREE) & Hartley Jackson

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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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