News Listings for May 7, 2018

AJPW NEWS

~ The event cards were updated for the May 24 show at the Korakuen Hall and May 31 at the Shinkiba 1stRING.

AJPW Event Cards for May & June 2018


DRAGON GATE NEWS

~ President Takashi Okamura announced his retirement from the promotion due to on-going medical issues. Due to this announcement Toru Kido will take over as the executive director of “Dragon Gate Entertainment. Co. Ltd”.

~ With this announcement it was also made public that CIMA will be taking over as president of “Dragon Gate Co., Ltd.”, with his focus solely on the international expansion of “Oriental Wrestling Entertainment” which primarily works out of Shanghai, China. T-Hawk, El Lindaman, and Takehiro Yamamura were announced to be joining with CIMA in OWE. So their participation on DG in Japan will be reduced. OWE was originally founded in 2017 and he looks to take part in roughly 80+ shows a year.

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FORTUNE DREAM NEWS

~ Kobashi announced that he will be holding a special talk battle with Masahiro Chono on the upcoming Korakuen Hall show on June 11. This year specifically marks the 15th anniversary from their GHC Heavy title match at a NJPW show on May 2, 2003 at the Tokyo Dome.

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

(-) Special Talk Battle: Kenta Kobashi vs. Masahiro Chono

(-) 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)

http://puroresuspirit.net/tag/fortune-dream/


MICHINOKU NEWS

~ In what has been culminating for much of the year, Sasuke and the Brahman Brothers have finally split and the two sides will clash in a “mask vs hair” match on June 15 at the Korakuen Hall. The show will also feature the return match for Kenbai.

Michinoku Pro-Wrestling “Michinoku 2018 Tokyo Vol. 3 ~Kikikaikai~”, 6/15/2018 [Fri] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(-) Kenbai’s Return Match:
(-) The Great Sasuke Alliance vs Brahman Brothers Alliance ~ Mascara Contra Cabellera:

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NJPW NEWS

~ All 16 wrestlers were announced for this years “BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. 25” which is set to begin on May 18.

A BLOCK

Tiger Mask IV
ACH
Flip Gordon
Will Ospreay
YOH
Taiji Ishimori (FREE)
Yoshinobu Kanemaru (FREE)
BUSHI

B BLOCK

KUSHIDA
Ryusuke Taguchi
Chris Sabin
Dragon Lee
SHO
Martly Scurll
El Desperado
Hiromu Takahashi

NJPW “BOSJ 25”, 5/18/2018 [Fri] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

() BOSJ A BLOCK: Tiger Mask IV vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
() BOSJ A BLOCK: ACH vs. Flip Gordon
() BOSJ A BLOCK: YOH vs. BUSHI
() BOSJ A BLOCK: Will Ospreay vs. Taiji Ishimori

NJPW “BOSJ 25”, 5/19/2018 [Sat] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

() BOSJ B BLOCK: Dragon Lee vs. SHO
() BOSJ B BLOCK:  Ryusuke Taguchi vs. El Desperado
() BOSJ B BLOCK: KUSHIDA vs. Chris Sabin
() BOSJ B BLOCK: Hiromu Takahashi vs. Martly Scurll

NJPW “BOSJ 25”, 5/20/2018 [Sun] 15:00 @ Kira Messa Numazu in Shizuoka 

() BOSJ A BLOCK: Tiger Mask IV vs. YOH
() BOSJ A BLOCK: Flip Gordon vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
() BOSJ A BLOCK: BUSHI vs. Taiji Ishimori
() BOSJ A BLOCK: ACH vs. Will Ospreay

NJPW “BOSJ 25”, 5/22/2018 [Tue] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

() BOSJ B BLOCK: Chris Sabin vs. SHO
() BOSJ B BLOCK:  Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Dragon Lee
() BOSJ B BLOCK: KUSHIDA vs. Martly Scurll
() BOSJ B BLOCK: Hiromu Takahashi vs. El Desperado

NJPW “BOSJ 25”, 5/24/2018 [Thu] 18:00 @ Shiga Prefectural Gymnasium

() BOSJ A BLOCK: Tiger Mask IV vs. BUSHI
() BOSJ A BLOCK: ACH vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
() BOSJ A BLOCK: Flip Gordon vs. Taiji Ishimori
() BOSJ A BLOCK: Will Ospreay vs. YOH

NJPW “BOSJ 25”, 5/25/2018 [Fri] 18:30 @ Osaka City Chuo Taiikukan, Sub-Arena

() BOSJ B BLOCK: Chris Sabin vs. Martly Scurll
() BOSJ B BLOCK:  KUSHIDA vs. Ryusuke Taguchi
() BOSJ B BLOCK: SHO vs. El Desperado
() BOSJ B BLOCK: Dragon Lee vs. Hiromu Takahashi

NJPW “BOSJ 25”, 5/26/2018 [Sat] 18:00 @ Nagoya 

() BOSJ A BLOCK: Tiger Mask IV vs. Flip Gordon
() BOSJ A BLOCK: ACH vs. YOH
() BOSJ A BLOCK: Taiji Ishimori vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
() BOSJ A BLOCK: Will Ospreay vs. BUSHI

NJPW “BOSJ 25”, 5/27/2018 [Sun] 16:00 @ Nagoya International Conference Hall

() BOSJ B BLOCK: Marty Scurll vs. El Desperado
() BOSJ B BLOCK:  Chris Sabin vs. Dragon Lee
() BOSJ B BLOCK: KUSHIDA vs. SHO
() BOSJ B BLOCK: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Hiromu Takahashi

NJPW “BOSJ 25”, 5/29/2018 [Tue] 18:30 @ Tochigi City Sogo Undokoen Taiikukan

() BOSJ A BLOCK: Tiger Mask IV vs. Taiji Ishimori
() BOSJ A BLOCK: ACH vs. BUSHI
() BOSJ A BLOCK: Flip Gordon vs. YOH
() BOSJ A BLOCK: Will Osprey vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru

NJPW “BOSJ 25”, 5/30/2018 [Wed] 18:30 @ Big Palette Fukushima

() BOSJ B BLOCK: Dragon Lee vs. Marty Scurll
() BOSJ B BLOCK: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. SHO
() BOSJ B BLOCK: Chris Sabin vs. Hiromu Takahashi
() BOSJ B BLOCK: KUSHIDA vs. El Desperado

NJPW “BOSJ 25”, 5/31/2018 [Thu] 18:30 @ Hachinohe City Higashi Taiikukan

() BOSJ A BLOCK: Chris Sabin vs. El Desperado
() BOSJ A BLOCK: ACH vs. Taiji Ishimori
() BOSJ A BLOCK: Tiger Mask IV vs. Will Ospreay
() BOSJ A BLOCK: YOH vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru

NJPW “BOSJ 25”, 6/2/2018 [Sat] 16:00 @ New Sunpia Takasaki in Gunma

() BOSJ B BLOCK: Chris Sabin vs. El Desperado
() BOSJ B BLOCK: Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Marty Scurll
() BOSJ B BLOCK: SHO vs. Hiromu Takahashi
() BOSJ B BLOCK: KUSHIDA vs. Dragon Lee

NJPW “BOSJ 25”, 6/3/2018 [Sun] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

() BOSJ B BLOCK: KUSHIDA vs. Hiromu Takahashi
() BOSJ B BLOCK:  Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Chris Sabin
() BOSJ B BLOCK: Dragon Lee vs. El Desperado
() BOSJ B BLOCK: SHO vs. Marty Scurll

() BOSJ A BLOCK: Tiger Mask IV vs. ACH
() BOSJ A BLOCK: Flip Gordon vs. Will Ospreay
() BOSJ A BLOCK: YOH vs. Taiji Ishimori
() BOSJ A BLOCK: BUSHI vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru

NJPW “BOSJ 25”, 6/4/2018 [Mon] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

() BOSJ Final Match: A Block #1 vs. B Block #1

~ Then 4 title matches were announced for the annual “DOMINION” show in Osaka on June 9. Rey Mysterio was also announced to compete on the show.

NJPW “DOMINION 6.9 in OSAKA-JO HALL”, 6/9/2018 [Sat] @ Osaka Jo Hall

(-) NEVER Openweight Championship 3WAY Match: [17th Champion] Hirooki Goto vs. [Challenger] Michael Elgin vs. [Challenger] Taichi
~ 4th title defense.
(-) IWGP Tag Championship Match: [79th Champions] EVIL & SANADA vs. [Challengers] Young Bucks
~ 3rd title defense.
(-) IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match: [18th Champion] Tetsuya Naito vs. [Challenger] Chris Jericho
~ 1st title defense.
(-) IWGP Heavyweight Championship ~ 2 Out of 3 Falls Match: [65th Champion] Kazuchika Okada vs. [Challenger] Kenny Omega
~ 13th title defense.

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NOAH NEWS

~ The full event cards were updated for the May 21 through May 29 shows.

NOAH Event Cards for May & June 2018


TOKYO GURENTAI NEWS

~ It was announced that Rey Wagner, formerly Dr. Wagner Jr., El Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr., and Kendo Kashin will be competing on the July 17 show.

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

(-) Kotaro Suzuki vs. KAMINARI

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

~ Also announced to be competing: NOSAWA Rongai, MAZADA, FUJITA, Rey Wagner, El Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr., Kendo Kashin, Hideki Suzuki, Hikaru Sato, Rocky Kawamura, Brahman Shu, Brahman Kei, Takatoshi Matsumoto & Takuya Kai

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


WRESTLE-1 NEWS

~ The W-1 GP was announced to begin on July 18 at the Korakuen Hall. The winner will earn the right to challenge for the W-1 Championship on September 2 in Yokohama.

~ Then the full event cards were announced for the May 13 and May 27 shows. The shows will feature Kumaarashi, formerly Kumagoro, who is now going by  and Kenichiro Arai, who was portraying Drunk Andy.

WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2018 TRIUMPH, 5/13/2018 [Sun] 17:30 @ Kasukabe Fureai Cube in Saitama

(1) Andy Wu vs. Masayuki Mitomi
(2) Seiki Yoshioka vs. Jun Tonsho
(3) Kaz Hayashi & Masayuki Kono vs. Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio & Ganseki Tanaka
(4) Takanori Ito vs. Seigo Tachibana
(5) Alejandro & El Ijo del Pantera vs. NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA
(6) Manabu Soya, Shuji Kondo, Koji Doi & Tsugataka Sato vs. Shotaro Ashino, Yusuke Kodama, Kumaarashi & Kenichiro Arai

WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2018 TRIUMPH, 5/27/2018 [Sun] 17:30 @ Kasumigaura Bunka Taiikukan

(1) Alejandro vs. Takumi Baba
(2) Shuji Kondo, Ganseki Tanaka & Ryuuji Hijikata vs. Takanori Ito, Tsugataka Sato & Jun Tonsho
(3) Seigo Tachibana vs. Kenichiro Arai
(4) Masayuki Kono & Daishi (GJP) vs. Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio & Mitsuhiro Yoshida (GJP)
(5) Kaz Hayashi & NOSAWA Rongai vs. Andy Wu & El Hijo del Pantera
(6) Manabu Soya, Seiki Yoshioka & Koji Doi vs. Shotaro Ashino, Yusuke Kodama & Kumaarashi

~ Then matches were announced for the next Korakuen Hall show which will take place on June 13. The main event will feature Soya defending the W-1 belt against the now heel Kumaarashi and then Seiki Yoshioka defending the Cruiser belt against Yusuke Kodama. Both challengers are competing under the “Enfants Terribles” faction, as they look to bring more belts into the group.

Which speaking of the faction, following Kenichiro Arai unamasking himself and taking out Seigo Tachibana, who is no longer associated under Ashino, Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio offered to form an alliance with Tachibana as the two will be taking on Ashino and Arai on the show. Tachibana still showed hostility against Kuroshio, as he is not eager to just join his recent rival, though with that said he is also still in a daze following the betrayal of his former allies.

WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2018 OUTBREAK, 6/13/2018 [Wed] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

() Kaz Hayashi, Jun Tonsho & Kotaro Suzuki vs. Andy Wu, Alejandro & El Hijo del Pantera
() Takanori Ito & Ryuji Hijikata vs. MAZADA & FUJITA
() Shuji Kondo & Koji Doi vs. Masayuki Kono & NOSAWA Rongai
() Tsugataka Sato vs. Ganseki Tanaka
() Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio & Seigo Tachibana vs. Shotaro Ashino & Kenichiro Arai

() WRESTLE-1 Cruiserweight Championship Match: [11th Champion] Seiki Yoshioka vs. [Challenger] Yusuke Kodama
~ 5th title defense.

() WRESTLE-1 Championship Match: [12th Champion] Manabu Soya vs. [Challenger] Kumaarashi
~ 1st title defense.

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