News Listings for May 23, 2017

~ AJPW : Title Defenses and event cards announced for the June tour of shows.
~ BASARA: Full event card announced for the 6/1 show.
~ BJW : Updated event cards for the early June shows, Yokohama 6 Tag defense set for 6/4 and Deathmatch Heavy set for 6/10 (Masaya vs Tsukamoto).
~ DDT : KO-D Tag defense set for the 6/11 show, Irie & Higuchi vs HARASHIMA & Soma.
~ Tokyo Gurentai : A couple more matches announced for the 7/19 show.
~ W-1 : Daiki Inaba out with an injury, updated event cards for the 5/28 and 6/6 shows.
~ ZERO1 : Event card announced for the 5/28 Cho-Hanabi show in Koga, Onita & Otani vs. TARU & Sugawara. Continue reading

News Listings for May 19, 2017

~ AJPW : Suwama to miss 5/21 show + Updated event card including BANG! TV World Heavyweight defense.
~ K-DOJO : Full event card announced for the 6/4 show in Kyoto + ST-K Tag defense.
~ NEW : Full event card announced for the 5/21 show, including Masakatsu Funaki vs. Shinya Aoki.
~ NJPW : Notes from Public Strategy – Bushiroad’s plans for New Japan’s continued growth + Talent announced for the “G1 Special in USA” in early July.
~ NOAH : Jr. Tag League to be held in July.
~ TOKYO GURENTAI : Kazushi Sakuraba announced to compete on the 7/29 show.
~ WRESTLE-1 : “WRESTLE-1 GRAND PRIX 2017” 1-Day tournament to be held on 7/12. Updated 5/20 event card as Jay Freddie returns to Japan. Continue reading

News Listings for May 15, 2017

~ AJPW : Zeus & Bodyguard vs Daichi & Kamitani set for 5/20, Suwama and Sai injured, and the Fuchi & Onita to defend the Asia Tag belts against Aoki & Hikaru on 6/20.
~ DDT : Updated event cards, No DQ rule added to EXTREME defense on 5/21 and the full event card announced for 5/28 show at Korakuen.
~ NJPW : Full event cards released for the BOSJ tour.
~ FORTUNE DREAM : Takayama off the show due to injury, Hideki Suzuki announced as his replacement.
~ NEW : Kazunari Murakami invades NEW & Inoki Museum, wants match against Suzukawa + Matches announced for 5/21 show in Chiba.
~ Doutonbori : Mihara versuss GAINA and Cooger & Billyken versus TORU & Ra-pid for the WDW belts announced for the 7/16 show.
~ FREEDOMS : Matches announced for 6/4 show.
~ HEAT-UP : Kazuhiro Tamura versus Daisuke Kanehira for the Universal belt announced for the 8/12 show at Korakuen. Continue reading

News Listings for May 12, 2017

~ AJPW : Ryoji Sai and Suwama suffer injuries at today’s show, 5/13 event card changed.
~ BASARA : Event card announced for the 5/17 show.
~ BJW : All matches announced for the upcoming “Junior Heavyweight Championship League”.
~ Hard Hit : Rocky Kawamura vs. Yoshiki “Hitokui” Takahashi announced for the 7/16 show.
~ A-TEAM : Updated event card for the 5/21 show.
~ DNA : Shunma Katsumata vs. Yuki Ueno announced for the 7/4 show.
~ TOKYO GURENTAI : BxB Hulk announced to compete on the 7/19 show. Continue reading

News Listings for May 10, 2017

~ Atsushi Onita announced his retirement show to be on 10/31 at Korakuen Hall, final tour shows announced as well.
~ DDT : KO-D Tag belts formally vacated due to Takayama being injurred, Takeshita & Akito vs. Irie & Higuchi announced to determine the next champions on 5/21.
~ K-DOJO : GO Asakawa vs. TAKA Michinoku announced for the 5/28 show + 5/14 event card released.
~ NJPW : Full event card announced for the next “LION’S GATE” show on 6/15.
~ TOKYO GURENTAI : Another match announced + Kaz Hayashi and Manabu Soya also announced to be competing.
~ ZERO1 : Full event card announced for the 5/21 show at Korakuen – Tanaka vs. Okamoto for the World Heavy belt, Kohei & Hideki vs. Obata and KAI for the Vacant IC Tag belts, and then Kotaro Suzuki will defend the Jr. Double Crown belts against Sean Guinness.
~ MISC : Shuji Ishikawa and Masashi Takeda will be taking part in a special show in Machida on 9/8. The two will be taking on the team of Sekimoto & Miyamoto. Takeda will compete in the USA in June though his full return to the ring from injury is still in question. Continue reading

News Listings for May 8, 2017

~ BJW : Wrestlers announced for “BJW Junior Heavyweight League” + Hideki Suzuki vs Hideyoshi Kamitani set for 5/25 + Updated event cards for May tour.
~ DDT : Konosuke Takeshita vs. Yasu Urano for the KO-D belt officially set for the 5/28 show/
~ FREEDOMS : Updated event cards for the 5/20, 21, and 24 shows.
~ Michinoku : Event card announced for the Korakuen Hall show on 6/18, Sasuke & New Sailor Boys vs Brahman Brothers & Hakushi + GAINA show announced for 7/17.
~ NEW : Full event card announced for the 5/12 show, Suzukawa vs Super Tiger.
~ NJPW : More matches announced for the DOMINION show on 6/11 + Matches announced for the BOSJ 24.
~ TOKYO GURENTAI : Masaaki Mochizuki versus Yuko Miyamoto for the Tokyo Heavy belt announced for the 7/19 show.
~ WRESTLE-1 : UWA 6 Tag defense set for the 5/14 show and Result Championship defense set for the 5/20 show. Continue reading

News Listings for May 5, 2017

~ DDT : Updated 5/6 event card as Takayama is out with a back injury.
~ NJPW : Double main event announced for “DOMINION 6.11 in OSAKA-JO HALL”. Featuring WK rematches as Okada takes on Omega and Naito faces Tanahashi.
~ NOAH : Full tour announced for May tour, with Nakajima defending the GHC belt against Yone on 6/4. The show to also feature Marufuji & Taniguchi taking on Cody Hall & Randy Reign. Brian Cage to be on the later half of the tour.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Next set of title defenses announced, As Ashino defends the W-1 belt against Koji Doi and MAZADA defends the Cruiser belt against Kaz Hayashi. Continue reading

News Listings for May 4, 2017

~ BJW : Full event card released for the 5/15 show.
~ DDT : Takayama loses his rights to challenge anytime, anywhere to Yasu Urano and with that it was also announced that he would be out with a cervical spine cord injury.
~ DG : Full event card for tomorrow’s “DEAD OR ALIVE 2017”.
~ NJPW : Competitors announced for the “BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. 24”.
~ NOAH : Yone set to challenge Nakajima for the GHC Heavyweight belt on June 4 at Korakuen. Continue reading

News Listings for May 2, 2017

~ AJPW : Updated May event cards, Miyahara vs. Ishikawa for the Triple Crown and Hikaru vs Black Tiger VII for the World Junior set for 5/21.
~ BJW : BJW Tag belts in defense on 5/25, Sekimoto & Okayabashi vs. Hama & Nakanoue, BJW Junior Heavyweight champion to be crowned in July.
~ DDT : Updated event cards for Golden Week shows + KO-D 6 Tag defense added to the 5/28 show at Korakuen. Main event to feature Takeshita defending against Takayama.
~ FMW : Updated event cards for May mini-tour of shows.
~ FORTUNE DREAM : Kenta Kobashi to hold a talk battle with Manami Toyota at the 6/14 show.
~ ZERO1 : Kanemoto & Minoru vs. Otani & Takaiwa for the NWA Light Tag belts announced for the 5/12 show.
~ A-TEAM : Special 6 Man Tag match announced for 5/21 show. Continue reading

News Listings for April 27, 2017

~ AJPW : Keisuke Ishii vs. Hikaru announced as the main event for the 4/28 show, Zeus & Bodyguard to join Ultimo Dragon for his 30th Anniversary show in Mexico on 5/27. 30th Anniversary show in Japan set for 8/19.
~ DDT : Takeshita & Akito announced their team name as “ALL OUT”. Yasu Urano to go freelance from the promotion.
~ FREEDOMS : Masashi Takeda out with an ACL injury, event cards updated.
~ NEW : 2 more matches announced for the 4/30 show in Saitama, Akira Joh makes his in-ring return.
~ NJPW : Takashi Iizuka out with a ankle fracture, event cards changed.
~ NOAH : Impact Wrestling’s Bram off of the tour due to a behavior issues. KAZMA SAKAMOTO to fill the openings on the tour.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio to take on Shuji Kondo for his return match on 5/4. More matches announced for that show.
~ ZERO1 : Updated event cards for the 4/30 and 5/6 shows. Continue reading

News Listings for April 25, 2017

~ BJW : Updated event cards, Masashi Takeda out with a knee injury.
~ BASARA : Full card announced for 5/4 show in Osaka, Itadaki 1st day.
~ HEAT-UP : Universal Tag title match announced for 6/4, Kenichiro Arai & Hide Kubota vs Kazuhiro Tamura & Fuminori Abe.
~ K-DOJO : Full event cards announced for the Golden Week shows, Kengo Mashimo vs Isami Kodaka for the ST-K belt set for 5/28.
~ NEW : A couple matches announced for 4/30 show in Saitama.
~ NJPW : Full event card announced for LION’S GATE show on 5/9.
~ ZERO1 : Hayato “Jr” Fujita out with injury as the full card announced for the 4/26 Tenkaichi finals at Korakuen + Updated event cards for the 4/28 through 5/6 shows.
~ MISC : Rikidozan honored with WWE’s legacy award. Mitsuo Momota and Chikara accept the honor at his grave-site. All Japan Joshi referee Shiro Abe passed away at the age of 76. Continue reading

News Listings for April 20, 2017

~ AJPW : Issues arize between All Japan and FMW over wrongful use of Suwama’s name. + FMW 4/27 card.
~ BASARA : Competitors announced for the 2017 “Itadaki” league. Will run through May and June.
~ BJW : Full card announced for 4/28 at Korakuen and big show at Yokohama on 5/5. DeathMatch and World Strong defenses.
~ GUTS World : Full card announced for the 5/5 show at Korakuen.
~ Michinoku : Ayumu Gunji out with a neck injury, to miss the Golden Week tour of shows.
~ RJPW : Akebono to miss the 4/27 show, Kendo Kashin announced as his replacement, updated card.
~ W-1 : Full event card announced for the 4/23 show, Result title: Koji Doi vs Kumagoro. Then 3 title matches announced for the 5/4 show at Korakuen, Shotaro Ashino vs Manabu Soya. Continue reading