News Listings for July 12, 2018

AJPW NEWS

~ Additional matches were announced for the August shows on the 3rd in Yokohama, 5th in Ishikawa, and 9th at Shinkiba.

All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2018 SUMMER EXPLOSION ~ YOKOHAMA TWILIGHT BLUES vol. 8”, 8/3/2018 [Fri] 19:00 @ Yokohama Radiant Hall in Kanagawa

(-) Jake Lee & Keiichi Sato vs. Yohei Nakajima & Black Tiger VII
(-) Suwama vs. Naoya Nomura
(-) Kento Miyahara, Yoshitatsu, Yuma Aoyagi & Yutaka Yoshie vs. Jun Akiyama, Zeus, Takao Omori & Gianni Valletta

(-) Jr. TAG League Match: Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato vs. Shuji Kondo & Kotaro Suzuki
(-) Jr. TAG League Match: Koji Iwamoto & TAJIRI vs. Masaaki Mochizuki & Shun Skywalker
(-) Jr. TAG League Match: Atsushi Maruyama & Masashi Takeda vs. Kaji Tomato & Shiori Asahi

All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2018 SUMMER EXPLOSION ~ SUMMER DREAM FESTIVAL in KANAZAWA”, 8/5/2018 [Sun] 16:00 @ Ishikawa Prefecture Industry Exhibition Building

() Special Dream 6 Man Tag Match: Jun Akiyama, Riki Choshu & X vs. Yoshitatsu, Naoya Nomura & X

() Jr. TAG League Match: Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato vs. Yohei Nakajima & Black Tiger VII

All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2018 SUMMER EXPLOSION ~ GROWIN’ UP vol. 14”, 8/9/2018 [Thu] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo

(-) Hikaru Sato vs. Keiichi Sato
(-) Yoshitatsu vs. Gianni Valletta
(-)  Jun Akiyama, Zeus & Takao Omori vs. Suwama, Shuji Ishikawa & Atsushi Aoki
(-) Kento Miyahara, Naoya Nomura & Yuma Aoyagi vs. Jake Lee, Koji Iwamoto & TAJIRI

(-) Jr. TAG League Match: Shuji Kondo & Kotaro Suzuki vs. Masaaki Mochizuki & Shun Skywalker
(-) Jr. TAG League Match: Atsushi Maruyama & Masashi Takeda vs. Yohei Nakajima & Black Tiger VII

AJPW Event Cards for July & August 2018


DDT / DNA NEWS

Sanshiro Takagi announced that after the August 10th show in Kitazawa that DNA (DDT New Attitude) will be pausing all events for the time being. All of the wrestlers under the DNA will be allowed to choose between competing for DDT, BASARA, and Ganbare.

DNA will be open to a revival once a new group of rookies began to debut for the promotion.

~ The next scheduled show will be on July 16th in Osaka.

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

() Nobuhiro Shimatani, Daiki Shimomura & Koju Takeda (666) vs. Katsumi Oribe, Yuto Kikuchi & Yuki Aoki (DOVE)
() Kouki Iwasaki & Tomoya Hirata (FREEDOMS) vs. Baliyan Akki
(Indian) & Rekka
() Konosuke Takeshita & Yuki Iino vs. MAO & Rising HAYATO (EPW)
() Shunma Katsumata vs. TORU (Doutonbori)
() Kota Umeda vs. Sammy Guevara

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

http://puroresuspirit.net/tag/dna


FREEDOMS NEWS

~ The full card was announced for Takashi Sasaki’s produce multi-promotion show on August 6th at Korakuen Hall.

Pro-Wrestling Sengoku-Jidai, 8/6/2018 [Mon] 18:45 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(-) FREEDOMS vs TakoSpi Tag Match: Kamui & Dragon Libre vs. Takoyakida & Ultimate Spider Jr. (both Osaka Pro)
(-) FREEDOMS vs PUZZLE Promotion & New Taiwan 6 Man Tag Match: Mammoth Sasaki, GENTARO & Tomoya Hirata vs. Touyu, Senshin & Heisenberg
(-) Damz & DEWA vs. Shi-en Ikemen Tag Match: Yuya Susumu & Aizawa #1 (FREE) vs. Daisuke Masaoka & Jun Masaoka (Shi-en)
(-) FREEDOMS vs Gamashara Single Match: Toru Sugiura vs. Yoju
(-) Naniwa ☆ Bonjobinasu vs Team Dera Tag Match: Kyusei Ninja Ranmaru & Hibiscus Mii vs. Kengo takai & Grandpa Sho Mask #4
(-) The Nomads vs BADBOY (Michinoku): Violento Jack, Miedo Extremo & Ciclope vs. Ken45° & Manjimaru & Kengo (all MichiPro)
(-) FREEDOMS vs DOVE 6 Man Tag Match: Jun Kasai, Masashi Takeda & Kenji Fukimoto vs. Naoki Tanizaki, ‘brother’ YASSHI & Kenshin Chikano
(-) Tonogata vs Wakamusha “Gekokujo” 6 Man Tag Match: Takashi Sasaki, Gurukun Mask & Kazunori Yoshida vs. Takahiro Katori (Eagle), Rising HAYATO (EPW) & Kohei Kinoshita (DOVE)
(-) Tenka Toitsu Noborihata Sodatsu 6 Man Tag Match: [Champions] Churaumi Saber, Shuri Joe & Hejor Kidman (Ryukyu Dragon) vs. [Challengers] TORU, Kazuaki Mihara & Katsumi Oribe (all Doutonbori)

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


K-DOJO NEWS

~ The full event cards were announced fro the Chiba shows on July 16th and July 29th.

K-DOJO “ChiBattle 7”, 7/16/2018 [Sun] 13:00 @ Blue Field in Chiba

() Shiori Asahi & Ayame Sasamura vs. Tatsuya Hanami & Rina Shingaki
() Ricky Fuji & Taylor Adams vs. Yoshihiro Horaguchi & Bambi
() Yuma & Kotaro Yoshino vs. Latrell Upton & Alex Cupid
() Dinosaur Takuma vs. Ayumu Honda
() Taishi Takizawa, Kaji Tomato, Tank Nagai & Ayato Yoshida vs. Shu Asakawa, Kengo Mashimo, Kunio Toshima & Kyu Mogami

KAIENTAI DOJO “GRAND SLAM in TKP Garden City Chiba”, 7/29/2018 [Sun] 13:00 @ TKP Garden City Chiba, 4F Concerto

~ Newly announced

() Yoshihiro Horaguchi vs. Tatsuya Hanami
() Kaji Tomato, Shiori Asahi, Ricky Fuji & Hiroshi Yamato vs. Taylor Adams (New Zealand), Latrell Upton (USA), Alex Cupid (England) & Kenzo Richards (Nederland)

~ Previously announced…

() Bambi & Rina Shingaki vs. Ayame Sasamura & Yuki Shizuku (FREE)
() Chiba 6 Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Yuma, Kotaro Yoshino & Dinosaur Takuma vs. [Challengers] Yuki Sato, Ayumu Honda & Kyu Mogami
() Special Single Match: TAKA Michinoku vs. Masamune (free)

(-) STRONGEST-K TAG Championship Match: [Champions] Kengo Mashimo & Kunio Toshima vs. [Challenger] Tank Nagai & Ayato Yoshida

(-) CHAMPION OF STRONGEST-K Match: [25th Champion] Taishi Takizawa vs. [Challenger] Shu Asakawa
~ 5th title defense.

http://puroresuspirit.net/tag/k-dojo/


MASTERS NEWS

A couple more matches were announced for the August 21st show at the Korakuen Hall, with a special singles match and a lucha libre style showdown taking place.

The single match will feature Yoshiaki Fujiwara taking on Ishinriki. The master grappler will be taking on a former sumo wrestler turned pro-wrestler.

Then the lucha match will feature the masked man combination of Kendo, Shiryu and SATO against the Tokyo Gurentai team of NOSAWA Rongai, MAZADA and FUJITA.

PRO-WRESTLING MASTERS, 8/21/2018 [Tue] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(-) Lucha Master Assemble! Special 6 Man Tag Match: Kendo, Shiryu & SATO vs. NOSAWA Rongai, MAZADA & FUJITA (all Tokyo Gurentai)

(-) MASTERS Special Single Match: Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Ishinriki

(-) Special 8 Man Tag Match: Hiroshi Hase (FREE), Jinsei Shinzaki (Michinoku), Taiyo Kea (FREE) & Shinjiro Otani (ZERO1) w/ Keiji Mutoh vs. Shiro Koshinaka (FREE), AKIRA (Makai), Masashi Aoyagi (FREE) & Akitoshi Saito (NOAH) w/ The Great Kabuki

http://puroresuspirit.net/tag/masters/


NOAH NEWS

It was announced official that not one but two new rookies will be making their debut on the upcoming “DEPARTURE 2018” show on August 5th. They are as follows…

Kinya Okada (岡田欣也) Born November 17, 1992 from Osaka City and Pref., Height 178cm and Weight currently at 103kg. His athletic background is in Taekwondo and Amateur Wrestling. He began training in the dojo in August of 2017.

Yoshiki Inamura (稲村愛輝) Born November 18, 1992 from Otawara City, Tochigi Pref., Height 180cm and Weight currently at 105kg. His athletic background is in Judo, Sumo, and Gakusei (Student) Wrestling.  He began training in the dojo in September of 2017.

Both trainees have been in the dojo for close to a year. This was noted as both were working in their previous job field while they attempted to make the transition over to full-time pro-wrestlers. Junta Miyawaki was the last rookie to debut just a year prior.

Pro-Wrestling NOAH “DEPARTURE 2018 ~ 12th annual Global Junior Heavyweight Tag League War”, 8/5/2018 [Sun] 11:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

() Kinya Okada & Yoshiki Inamura Debut Matches:

() Takashi Sugiura, Naomichi Marufuji, Masato Tanaka & Akitoshi Saito vs. Go Shiozaki, Katsuhiko Nakajima, Masa Kitamiya & Kenoh

() Junior Tag League Final Match: (#1) vs. (#2)

NOAH Event Cards for July & August 2018


TAKAYAMANIA NEWS

Another match was added to the August show, as New Japan will be offering their own showing as Yuji Nagata teams with Young Lion Ren Narita to take on the team of Hiroyoshi Tenzan and another Young Lion in Shota Umino.

Then with that all seven matches are now set for the show which can be considered a true All-Star show with most of the top promotions, and top name freelance wrestlers, in Japan featured throughout.

TAKAYAMANIA EMPIRE, 8/31/2018 [Fri] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

Newly announced…

(5) NJPW Offer Match: Yuji Nagata & Ren Narita vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Shota Umino

Previously announced…

(1) Battle Royal: (to be announced) Shinjiro Otani, Sanshiro Takagi…

(-) Jun Akiyama (AJPW) & Dick Togo (MichiPro) vs. Takao Omori (AJPW) & Danshoku Dieno (DDT)
(-) Takashi Sugiura (NOAH) & Meiko Satomura (Sendai Girls) vs. Hikaru Sato (Pancrase MISSION) & Chihiro Hashimoto (Sendai Girls)

(4) Naomichi Marufuji (NOAH) & Isami Kodaka (BASARA) vs. Takaku Fuke (Pancrase MISSION) & Takuma Sano (FREE)

(6) Semi-final Match: Shuji Ishikawa (FREE), Yuji Hino (FREE) & Konosuke Takeshita (DDT) vs. Suwama (AJPW), Ryota Hama (BJW) & Kazusada Higuchi (DDT)

(7) Main Event: Minoru Suzuki (Pancrase MISSION), NOSAWA Rongai (Gurentai) & MAZADA (Gurentai) vs. Taiyo Kea (FREE), Kaz Hayashi (W-1) & TAKA Michinoku (K-DOJO)

http://puroresuspirit.net/tag/takayamania/


WRESTLE-1 NEWS

~ It was announced that Jun Tonsho has moved from Pro-Wrestling ACE to being a full-time member of W-1. The 19 year old Tonsho was a member of the first training school under W-1 in 2015 and made his debut in March of 2016. Though currently on the skinnier side he has looked to have garnered Kaz Hayashi’s attention and has become a protege of sorts to president and head trainer on W-1.

Then the full event card order was announced for the July 15th show in Yamagata.

WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2018 SYMBOL, 7/15/2018 [Sun] 18:30 @ Yamagata Big Wing

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

http://puroresuspirit.net/tag/w-1/


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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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