News Listings for June 13, 2018


~ It was announced as official that Kento Miyahara will be defending the Triple Crown belt against Zeus on July 29th in Osaka. Zeus has stated that he feels it is his time to finally grab his destiny and takes charge and leading All Japan into the new era, and no place better to do this than in his hometown in Osaka. Miyahara and Zeus hold much history stemming back specifically to the match that saw Miyahara capture his first Triple Crown reign, decision match on 2/12/2016, and thus became the one to lead All Japan into their current (Shinsei) era. As the “Saikou” Triple Crown Champion Miyahara stated that it does not matter where the matches take place but that he is going to give all of his heart no matter what. He knows that several wrestler are seeking title matches against him, specifically Jake Lee on 7/1 though the two will meet in a non-title match, though his focus is to overcome both of these challenges.

All Japan Pro-Wrestling “SUMMER ACTION SERIES”, 7/29/2018 [Sun] 16:00 @ EDION Arena Osaka, 1st Stadium

() Triple Crown Championship Match: [60th Champion] Kento Miyahara vs. [Challenger] Zeus
~ 3rd title defense.

~ Then Jake Lee formally announced his new group’s name as “Sweeper”. The group can be summed up as their goal is clean sweep the promotion by controlling the power. Ryoji Sai and Dylan James already hold the World Tag belts and set the early standard for what they all aim to achieve.

~ The World Tag Champions Ryoji Sai & Dylan James then met with their next challengers Suwama & Shuji Ishikawa before their scheduled match on June 30th in Sapporo. The champions seek to remain as champions not only for themselves but now for the further growth of “Sweeper”. Though the challengers seek to reclaim their position as one of the top teams in Japan. The champions know the challenge that faces them, but they are motivated to continue proving themselves as a strong team themselves.

~ The lastly the World Junior Heavyweight Champion Atsushi Aoki met with his next challenger for the belt in Yohei Nakajima. Aoki continued to remain critical of Yohei as he wants to see the serious side of him. Which he feels to be a rightful champion you have to be able to give it your all in every match. Yohei though stated that he understands the level that it takes to be a champion but that he wishes to become a center of the junior division in All Japan. That his focus is on rising up for All Japan and become a driving force to keep the promotion moving forward. The champion made it clear that he will protect the value of the belt and that he will not so easily let it go.

AJPW Event Cards for May & June 2018

~ Part of the event card were updated for the shows in July and also the matches for the “Jr. TAG BATTLE OF GLORY” that takes place in August.

AJPW Event Cards for July & August 2018


~ The full event cards were announced for the events from June 27th through July 8th.

BJW, 6/27/2018 [Wed] 18:00 @ Hotel Hakodate Royal 3rd Floor Royal Hall in Hokkaido

(1) Yuichi Taniguchi vs. Frank Atsushi
(2) Kazuki Hashimoto & Takuho Kato vs. Yuya Aoki & Yuki Ishikawa
(3) Jaki Numazawa & Kankuro Hoshino vs. Kazumi Kikuta & Takuya Nomura
(4) Ryuji Ito & Akira Hyodo vs. Abdullah Kobayashi & Yuki Morihiro
(5) Ice Ribbon Offer Match: Tsukasa Fujimoto vs. Maya Yukihi & Tequila Saya
(6) Masaya Takahashi, Takayuki Ueki & Toshiyuki Sakuda vs. Ryuichi Kawakami, Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Kota Sekifuda
(7) Ryota Hama, Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yoshihisa Uto vs. Daisuke Sekimoto, Daichi Hashimoto & Hideyoshi Kamitani

BJW, 6/28/2018 [Thu] 18:30 @ Iwauchi Chomin Taiikukan in Hokkaido

(1) Kazuki Hashimoto & Akira Hyodo vs. Kankuro Hoshino & Yuki Ishikawa
(2) Yuichi Taniguchi vs. Frank Atsushi
(3) Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Kota Sekifuda vs. Kankuro Hoshino & Yuki Ishikawa
(4) Ryota Hama & Yasufumi Nakanoue vs. Daisuke Sekimoto & Ryuichi Kawakami
(5) Daichi Hashimoto, Hideyoshi Kamitani & Yuya Aoki vs. Yoshihisa Uto, Takuya Nomura & Kazumi Kikuta
(6) Fluorescent Light-tubes 6 Man Tag Death Match: Masaya Takahashi, Takayuki Ueki & Toshiyuki Sakuda vs. Ryuji Ito, Abdullah Kobayashi & Jaki Numazawa

BJW, 7/3/2018 [Tue] 18:30 @ Hamatonbetsu Seishonen Kaikan in Hokkaido

(1) Yuya Aoki & Takuho Kato vs. Kazuki Hashimoto & Akira Hyodo
(2) Yuichi Taniguchi vs. Frank Atsushi
(3) Tatsuhiko Yoshino & Kota Sekifuda vs. Yuki Morhiro & Yuki Ishikawa
(4) Daichi Hashimoto & Hideyoshi Kamitani vs. Ryuichi Kawakami & Kazumi Kikuta
(5) Ryota Hama, Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yoshihisa Uto vs. Ryuji Ito, Daisuke Sekimoto & Takuya Nomura
(6) Fluorescent Light-tubes 6 Man Tag Death Match: Abdullah Kobayashi, Jaki Numazawa & Kankuro Hoshino vs. Masaya Takahashi, Takayuki Ueki & Toshiyuki Sakuda

BJW, 7/4/2018 [Wed] 18:30 @ Abashiri North Community Center in Hokkaido

(1) Kota Sekifuda & Yuki Ishikawa vs. Yuki Morihiro & Akira Hyodo
(2) OZ Academy Offer Match: Sonoko Kato vs. Kaho Kobayashi
(3) Hideyoshi Kamitani & Takuho Kato vs. Kankuro Hoshino & Takuya Nomura
(4) Ryuichi Kawakami & Kazuki Hashimoto vs. Daichi Hashimoto & Yuya Aoki
(5) Ryota Hama, Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yoshihisa Uto vs. Hideki Suzuki, Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazumi Kikuta
(6) Abashiri Prison Iron Cage Barbed-wire Board 6 Man Tag Death Match: Ryuji Ito, Abdullah Kobayashi & Jaki Numazawa vs. Masaya Takahashi, Takayuki Ueki & Toshiyuki Sakuda

BJW, 7/5/2018 [Thu] 18:30 @ Eniwa Shimamatsu Taiikukan in Hokkaido

(1) Yuya Aoki vs. Yuki Morihiro
(2) Yuichi Taniguchi vs. Jaki Numazawa
(3) Takuho Kato & Yuki Ishikawa vs. Takuya Nomura & Akira Hyodo
(4) Masaya Takahashi, Takayuki Ueki & Toshiyuki Sakuda vs. Ryuji Ito, Abdullah Kobayashi & Kankuro Hoshino
(5) Ryuichi Kawakami & Kazuki Hashimoto vs. Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazumi Kikuta
(6) Ryota Hama, Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yoshihisa Uto vs. Hideki Suzuki, Daichi Hashimoto & Hideyoshi Kamitani

BJW, 7/6/2018 [Fri] 18:30 @ Shin-Hidaka-cho Kominkan Community Center in Hokkaido

(1) Yuki Ishikawa vs. Akira Hyodo
(2) Yuichi Taniguchi & Kankuro Hoshino vs. Frank Atsushi & Yuki Morihiro
(3) Kazuki Hashimoto vs. Takuho Kato
(4) Barbed-wire Board 6 Man Tag Death Match: Ryuji Ito, Abdullah Kobayashi & Jaki Numazawa vs. Masaya Takahashi, Takayuki Ueki & Toshiyuki Sakuda
(5) Daisuke Sekimoto & Kota Sekifuda vs. Takuya Nomura & Yuya Aoki
(6) Ryota Hama, Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yoshihisa Uto vs. Daichi Hashimoto, Hideyoshi Kamitani & Kazumi Kikuta

BJW, 7/8/2018 [Sun] 16:00 @ New Sunpia Takasaki in Gunma

(1) Kazuki Hashimoto vs. Yuki Morihiro
(2) Ryuichi Kawakami & Akira Hyodo vs. Yoshihisa Uto & Takuho Kato
(3) Kota Sekifuda & Yuki Ishikawa vs. MAZADA & Yuya Aoki
(4) Daichi Hashimoto & Kazumi Kikuta vs. Shigeno Shima & Takuya Noimura
(5) Ryota Hama & Yasufumi Nakanoue vs. Daisuke Sekimoto & Hideyoshi Kamitani
(6) Fluorescent Light-tubes 6 Man Tag Death Match: Abdullah Kobayashi, Jaki Numazawa & Kankuro Hoshino vs. Masaya Takahashi, Takayuki Ueki & Toshiyuki Sakuda


~ Makoto Oishi versus Kota Umeda was announced for the July 26th show at the Shinkiba 1stRING. The match joins the previously announced KO-D Tag match.

DDT, 6/26/2018 [Wed] @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo

(-) Makoto Oishi vs. Kota Umeda

(-) KO-D Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi vs. [Challengers] Tetsuya Endo & Mad Paulie
~ 3rd title defense.

~ Then it was made official that Kota Umeda will take on Dick Togo on July 10th at the 1st RING.

DDT LIVE! MajiManji #11, 7/10/2018 [Tue] 19:30 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo

() Dick Togo vs. Kota Umeda


~ Then a couple matches were announced for the July 16th show in Osaka.

DNA 46, 7/16/2018 [Mon] 17:30 @ Osaka City Konohana Kumin Hall in Osaka

() Irie Army vs Naomy Kingdom: Shigehiro Irie & Mizuki Watase vs. Keisuke Okuda & Akira Joe
() DNA Naniwa Showdown : Yuki Ueno vs. Naomi Yoshimura


~ The event card was updated for the June 17th show at Blue Field, as Rina Shingaki was announced to miss due to suffering a concussion last week.

K-DOJO “GRAND SLAM in Blue Field”, 6/17/2018 [Sun] 13:00 @ Blue Field in Chiba

(-) Ricky Fuji vs. Ayame Sasamura
(-) Tatsuya Hanami, Taylor Adams & Yuki Shizuku vs. Yoshihiro Horaguchi, Latrell Apton & Bambi
(-) Taishi Takizawa, Marines Mask & Hiroshi Yamato vs. Shu Asakawa, Yuki Sato & Kyu Mogami
(-) Kaji Tomato vs. Chojin Yusha G Valion
(-) Tank Nagai vs. Ayumu Honda (Special referee : Yuki Sato)

(-) Chiba 6 Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Yuma, Kotaro Yoshino & Dinosaur Takuma vs. [Challengers] TAKA Michinoku, Shiori Asahi & Masamune

(-) Daigoro Kashiwa’s Retirement Match: Daigoro Kashiwa & Ayato Yoshida vs. Kengo Mashimo & Kunio Toshima


~ W-1 had a major development at today’s Korakuen Hall show, 6/13 results, as CIMA appeared along with his fellow OWE (Oriental Wrestling Entertainment) wrestlers in  T-HAWK, El Lindaman, Takehiro Yamamura, Gao Jingjia & Zackery Wentz (Dezmond Xavier was not present today, but is also expected to be involved). The group will be starting a feud against WRESTLE-1 that looks to officially begin come the July 22nd show at the Shinkiba 1stRING. Kaz Hayashi is expected to announce an updated event card soon.

~ Then also the first round matches for the “WRESTLE-1 GRAND PRIX 2018” were announced as follows…

WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2018 SYMBOL, 7/1/2018 [Sun] 17:00 @ Odawara Arena, Sub Arena in Kanagawa

() GRAND PRIX 1st Round Match: Jiro “Ikemen”Kuroshio vs. Masayuki Kono
() GRAND PRIX 1st Round Match: Kaz Hayashi vs. Shotaro Ashino
() GRAND PRIX 1st Round Match: Shuji Kondo vs. Koji Doi
() GRAND PRIX 1st Round Match: Takanori Ito vs. Kumaarashi

WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2018 SYMBOL, 7/18/2018 [Wed] 18:45 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

() GRAND PRIX Semi-final Match: (Winner of Ikemen/Kono) vs. (Winner of Kaz/Ashino)
() GRAND PRIX Semi-final Match: (Winner of Ito/Kuma) vs. (Winner of Kondo/Doi)

() GRAND PRIX Final Match:


~ Naoya Ogawa announced that he will be formally retiring from professional wrestling. His retirement comes as he wants to focus his support on his oldest son, Yusei Ogawa, who seeks to compete in judo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He is thankful for the opportunities that were presented to him by Antonio Inoki and the fans, but now he must focus more on what is important in his life right now, which is his family. That he has no regrets in his time in the ring.

~ Then the main event was announced for the “2nd Annual Machida Pro-Wrestling Festival” that is scheduled to be held on October 29 in Machida, Tokyo. As Masashi Takeda will team with Jun Kasai to take on the team of Minoru Fujita and Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio.

Also announced to compete: Shuji Ishikawa, Suwama, Atsushi Maruyama, Daisuke Sekimoto, Daichi Hashimoto, Takuya Nomura, Daisuke Sasaki, Tetsuya Endo, Masahiro Takanashi, Antonio Honda, Takashi Sasaki, Tomoya Hirata, Kazuhiro Tamura, Joji Otani, Isami Kodaka, Takumi Tsukamoto, Ryoji Sai, Yuko Miyamoto, Yuji Hino, KAZMA SAKAMOTO, Hitamaru Sasaki & Masato Shibata

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