~ The previously announced Union MAX title match will now be contested as a double title match. As Isami will be defending the Union MAX belt and Tanizaki will be putting the DOVE World Heavweight belt on the line as well.
~ Then the full event card was announced for the Oji show on April 7.
BASARA, 4/7/2018 [Sat] 18:00 @ Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR in Tokyo
(-) Best Stretch Man V3 & Best Stretch Man Amazaon vs. Hercules Senga
(-) BASARA’s 12.12.12. (12 Min. Match): FUMA vs. Takato Nakano
(-) BASARA’s 12.12.12. (12 Min. Match): Takumi Tsukamoto vs. Akiyori Takizawa (ASUKA)
(-) BASARA’s 12.12.12. (12 Min. Match): SAGAT vs. Ryota Nakatsu
(-) BASARA’s 12.12.12. (12 Min. Match): Yasu Kubota (FREE) vs. Yusuke Kubo
(-) BASARA’s 12.12.12. (12 Min. Match): Ryuichi Sekine vs. Tank Nagai
(-) BASARA’s 12.12.12. (12 Min. Match): Isami Kodaka vs. Manabu Hara (FREE)
BASARA, 5/3/2018 [Thu] 18:30 @ Korakun Hall in Tokyo
(-) 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)
~ Matches were announced for the shows on April 14 & 15 in Hokkaido. The shows will feature the semi-finals and final match of the on-going “Ikkitosen – strong climb” league.
BJW “Ikkitosen 2018 ~STRONG CLIMB~”, 4/14/2018 [Sat] 13:00 @ Susukino Mars Gym in Hokkaido
() Takuya Nomura & Yuki Ishikawa vs. Yuya Aoki & Takuho Kato
() Tatsuhiko Yoshino vs. Kota Sekifuda
() Barbed-wire Board 6 Man Tag Death Match: Yuko Miyamoto, Isami Kodaka & Kankuro Hoshino vs. Masaya Takahashi, Takayuki Ueki & Toshiyuki Sakuda
() Fluorescent Light-tube Tag Death Match: Masashi Takeda & Takumi Tsukamoto vs. Abdullah Kobayashi & Ryuji Ito
() Ikkitosen Semi-final Match: (B BLOCK #1) vs. (A BLOCK #2)
() Ikkitosen Semi-final Match: (A BLOCK #1) Daichi Hashimoto vs. (B BLOCK #2)
BJW “Ikkitosen 2018 ~STRONG CLIMB~”, 4/15/2018 [Sun] 18:00 @ Susukino Mars Gym in Hokkaido
() Kazumi Kikuta & Takuho Kato vs. Takuya Nomura & Yuki Ishikawa
() Great Kojika & Yuichi Taniguchi vs. Brahman Shu & Brahman Kei
() Kazuki Hashimoto & Yuya Aoki vs. Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Kota Sekifuda
() Barbed-wire Board 6 Man Tag Death Match: Masashi Takeda, Takumi Tsukamoto & Kankuro Hoshino vs. Masaya Takahashi, Takayuki Ueki & Toshiyuki Sakuda
() Ikkitosen Final Match:
~ The KO-D 6 Tag belts were announced to be in defense on the April 15 show in Osaka.
DDT “DDT Music! 2018”, 4/15/2018 [Sun] 17:30 @ Yodogawa Citizen Center in Osaka
(-) KO-D 6 Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Kota Umeda, Yuki Ueno & Koju Takeda vs. [Challengers] Kouki Iwasaki, Mike Bailey & MAO
KAWADA PRODUCE NEWS
Toshiaki Kawada held a press conference, at his ramen shop “Mengerous K”, to announce the full card for his upcoming self-produce show on April 26.
The show will feature 5 matches featuring veterans versus younger wrestlers as well as a special 30 minute talk show between Kawada and Naomichi Marufuji, as Marufuji was an understudy to Mitsuharu Misawa back in the late 1990′s. The main event will feature Shiro Koshinaka teaming with Yoshiaki Fujiwara and Tamon Honda to take on the team of NOAH’s Go Shiozaki and Kaito Kiyomiya teaming with DDT’s Kazusada Higuchi.
Kawada iterated that this show was put together on a sort of short notice, but that he put together a card for the show that has a unique concept behind it regardless. With the main event specifically he himself is interested in the reaction that it may receive once they all face each other in the ring. Kawada thanked everyone who will be taking part in the show and he hopes that everyone who comes out enjoys it.
Toshiaki Kawada Produce Show “HOLY WAR ~ prologue ~”, 4/26/2018 [Thu] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
(1) Ikuto Hidaka (ZERO1) vs. Junta Miyawaki (NOAH)
(2) Masao Inoue & Gabai Jichan (both FREE) vs. Buffalo (Makai) & Kushinbo Kamen (Osaka)
(3) Ore no Talk Show: Toshiaki Kawada & Naomichi Marufuji
(4) Jun Kasai & Tomoya Hirata (both FREEDOMS) vs. Yuko Miyamoto (666) & Isami Kodaka (BASARA)
(5) Mitsuya Nagai (DRADITION) & Minoru Tanaka (FREE) vs. Hideki Suzuki (FREE) & Takatoshi Matsumoto (ALPHA)
(6) Shiro Koshinaka (FREE), Yoshiaki Fujiwara (Fujiwara-gumi) & Tamon Honda (FREE) vs. Go Shiozaki (NOAH), Kaito Kiyomiya (NOAH) & Kazusada Higuchi (DDT)
~ Keiji Mutoh is already undergoing rehabilitation after a successful double knee replacement. It has already been less than a week and he is already walking with the use of canes.
~ Then more matches were announced for the April 7 show in Niigata and for the April 18 show at the Korakuen Hall.
WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2018 CHERRY BLOSSOM, 4/7/2018 [Sat] 15:00 @ Ago-cho Mikawa B&G Ocean Center in Niigata
(1) Ganseki Tanaka vs. Masayuki Mitomi (EPW)
(2) Takumi Baba vs. Joji Otani (GUTS)
(3) Masayuki Kono vs. Tsugataka Sato
(4) Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio & Jun Tonsho vs. Seiki Yoshioka & Seigo Tachibana
(5) Seiki Yoshioka & Jay Freddie vs. Andy Wu & Alejandro
(6) Daiki Inaba, Koji Doi, Kumagoro & Takanori Ito vs. Shuji Kondo, Manabu Soya, Kaz Hayashi & NOSAWA Rongai
WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2018 CHERRY BLOSSOM, 4/18/2018 [Wed] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() Hana Kimura & Natsumi Maki (Actwres Girl’Z) vs. Hiroe Nagahama & Asuka (both WAVE)
() 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.