~ BJW : Event card announced for the 2/18 show in Osaka.
~ DDT : First match announced for the 3/25 show at Ryogoku, Muta vs. Dieno in a special 6 man tag.
~ GUTS World : Event card announced for their final Shinkiba 1stRING show on 2/3, GWC Single & GWC Tag defenses.
~ WRESTLE-1 : The first matches announced for 1st round of “CRUISER FES” matches on the 2/14 show at Korakuen. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : GAORA TV belt to be in defense on 2/13, Akiyama vs. Nishimura with 6 man tag rules + Full card announced for the 2/3 show in Yokohama.
~ DDT : The final match set for the D-KING GRAND PRIX on 1/28 at Korakeun + Full card announced + EXTREME belt to be in defense on 2/3 in Nerima.
~ FREEDOMS : Full event card announced for the 2/11 show in Hiroshima, UWA World Junior : Susumu vs. Chikano.
~ MICHIPRO : Rui Hyugaji to defend the Tohoku Jr. belt against Kengo on 3/17, Togo re-joins the promotion, Daichi Sasaki to head to Mexico in March + Shinzaki’s 25th anniversary to be held in June.
~ NOAH : The full event card was updated for the 2/2 show at Korakuen, GHC Heavy : Kenoh vs. Miyamoto.
~ WRESTLE-1 : UWA 6 Tag belts to be in defense on 1/21 + Ito to defend the Result belt against Kuroshio on 2/14 + Another match added to MASTERS show on 2/16.
~ ZERO1 : The full event card was announced for the Cho-Hanabi show on 1/28 in Osaka, Double title match : Obata vs. Miyamoto. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Press conference for the upcoming Yokohama show on 2/3. Doering vs. KAI, Suwama/Ishikawa vs. Miyahara/Yoshitatsu, and then Akiyama to team with Yuji Nagata to challenge for the Asia Tag belts.
~ BASARA : Ryuichi Sekine to hold his 10th anniversary as a pro on 1/21, takes on Nakatsu in a singles match.
~ BJW : Takuya Nomura vs. Fuminori Abe to main young wrestler show on 1/17 + Full event card announced for 1/25 at Korakuen.
~ DNA : The full event card was announced for the 1/21 show in Saitama.
~ NOAH : Noamichi Maurufji vs. Kaito Kiyomiya added to the Korakuen Hall show on 2/2.
~ MASTERS : Mutoh and Chono hosted a press conference to announce the main event for the 2/16 show at Korakuen. MASTERS vs. TEAM 2000, though Chono will only be there in a manager role. Continue reading →
~ BASARA : Tag Tournament announced to be held in February + updated 1/14 event card.
~ DDT : Updated event card for NωA final on 1/28 + a couple matches announced for the DNA show on 1/21.
~ FREEDOMS : Full event card announced for the 1/27 show in Yokohama.
~ NJPW : Next major titles matches and events announced for the January tour of shows heading into the bigger Osaka show on 2/10, as Okada defends the IWGP Heavy belt against SANADA + FANTASTICA MANIA card announced.
~ NOAH : Event cards updated as Kaito Kiyomiya is no longer aligned with Kenoh and Sugiura.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Wrestlers announced for next months “WRESTLE-1 CRUISER FES” and updated event card for the 1/14 show as a new masked wrestler debuted.
~ ZERO1 : Isami Kodaka announced to be a challenger for the World Heavyweight belt on 2/12. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Atsushi Maruyama joins All Japan, Jr. BATTLE OF GLORY wrestlers and matches announced, event card announced 1/25, and 3 titles matches set for 2/3 in Yokohama.
~ BJW : BJW Tag title match added to the 1/25 show at Korakuen + full card announced for 1/28 in Nagoya.
~ FREEDOMS : Full event card announced for Kenji Fukimoto’s 20th anniversary show on 1/14 in Osaka.
~ LAND’S END : Matches announced for the All Asia Heavyweight Tournament on 1/21 in Korea.
~ NOAH : Updated event cards for the January tour of shows.
~ W-1 : Full event card announced for the 1/14 show in Osaka + 2 matches announced for the dojo show on 1/27.
~ ZERO1 : Double title match made official as Yusaku Obata takes on Yuko Miyamoto on 1/28 in Osaka. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Updated event cards from 1/11 through 1/27.
~ BASARA : Event cards announced for 1/6 through 1/14.
~ BJW : Updated event card for the 1/2 show at Korakuen, World Strong match set + TAJIRI in compeition.
~ DDT : Matches announced for the 1/3 show at the Korakuen, D-Oh Special prelude matches.
~ NJPW : WRESTLE KINGDOM event card officially updated.
~ NOAH : A couple more matches announced for the “Fan Appreciation Show” on 12/25. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Updated event cards for the first part of January shows, full cards for 1/2 & 1/3 @ Korakuen + Mutoh to compete on 1/14.
~ BJW : Updated event cards for 12/22 through 1/4, Daichi to defend the World Strong belt on 1/2.
~ DDT : Daisuke to defend the EXTREME belt against Miyamoto at the DAMNATION produce show on 12/30.
~ K-DOJO : Updated event cards for the double header shows on 12/23 and 1/7. Ayumu to defend the UWA Middleweight belt against Marines Mask on the 23rd.
~ NJPW : Updates for the WRESTLE KINGDOM card.
~ WRESTLE-1 : The W-1 Tag belts to be on defense on 1/8, Doi & Kumagoro vs. Inaba & Ito + Dojo show to be held on 12/23. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Four title matches announced to kick off 2018, Doering vs. Zeus for the Triple Crown and TAJIRI vs. Koraro Suzuki with the World Junior belt.
~ BJW : Shinobu will defend the BJW Junior belt against Kankuro Hoshino on December 30.
~ LAND’S END : Ryoji Sai gets approval to revive the Asia Heavyweight belt with a one-day tournament to be held on 1/21 in Korea.
~ NOAH : DJZ off the January tour due to injury, Ishimori will now defend the X-DIVISION belt against Andrew Everett.
~ RIKI CHOSHU : Updated event card for the 1/14 show, Gota Ihashi joins Choshu and Kota Ibushi and then Jay Bradley replaces the injured DJZ. Continue reading →
~ DDT : NωA to split in 2018, full card announced for the 12/24 show at Korakuen.
~ DG : Updated event cards for the remaining December tour of shows.
~ FREEDOMS : Full event card announced for Kasai’s “Blood X’mas” show on 12/25.
~ Hard Hit : Full event card announced for the 12/30 show at 1stRING.
~ NJPW : Press conference for Omega vs. Jericho.
~ W-1 : UWA 6 Tag defense announced for 12/17 and some matches announced for the 1/8 show at Korakuen. Continue reading →
~ BASARA : Updated event cards for the 12/9, 12/14 & 12/28 shows.
~ FREEDOMS : Violento Jack versus Jun Kasai for the KFC belt set for the 12/25 show, Masaoka vs. Aero Boy also announced.
~ NJPW : Tanahashi out with a right knee injury, the severity of which has not been announced at this time.
~ NOAH : Some matches announced for the Fan Appreciation show on December 25.
~ CHOSHU PRODUCE : The full event card announced for the January 14 show at Korakuen, Katsuhiko Nakajima vs. Keisuke Okuda among the additions.
~ ZERO1 : Kohei Sato & Hideki Suzuki to defend the IC Tag belts against Yutaka Yoshie & Shogun Okamoto on 1/1 at Korakuen. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Matches announced for Suwama 13th anniversary show on 1/7, Akiyama to defend the GAORA belt against Hikaru Sato.
~ BJW : Kamitani to replace Kawakami in the upcoming Yokohama 6 Tag challenge on 12/17.
~ DG : Quick updates as two title matches announced for the 12/23 show, Twin & Brave Gate defenses set.
~ DDT : Updated event cards for the 12/14 & 12/24 shows.
~ MASTERS : Keiji Mutoh’s next produce show set for 2/16 at Korakuen.
~ NEW YEAR’S EVE : Matches set for the end of the year special multi-promotion tag tournament. Continue reading →
~ Don Arakawa passed away at the age of 71.
~ AJPW : Full event card announced for the “Fan Appreciation Show” on 12/17 in Saitama.
~ BJW : The Yokohama 6 Tag belts announced to be in defence on 12/17 show in Yokohama.
~ GUTS World: Press conference as the promotion will close in April of 2018, and Mr. Gannosuke will be retiring from competition.
~ NOAH : Full event card announced for the Korakuen Hall show on 12/22, 4 big titles and The Great Kabuki’s retirement. Continue reading →