~ 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 →
~ 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 →
~ AJPW : Latest batch of show highlights released by the promotion.
~ BJW : Full event cards announced for the Osaka shows on 12/23 & 12/24.
~ DDT : Matches announced for the D-Oh (KING) GRAND PRIX 2018.
~ FREEDOMS : Event card updates for the 12/7, 1210 & 12/26 shows.
~ K-DOJO : Daisuke Sasaki vs. TAKA Michinoku for the Indie World Junior belt set for the 12/17 show at 1stRING.
~ New Year’s Eve : Teams announced for this year’s multi-promotional “Shuffle Tag Tournament” that will take place on 12/31.
~ Riki Choshu : Pair of main event matches announced for the show in January at the Korakuen Hall.
~ RJPW : A couple matches announced for the December 7 show at Korakuen, Super Tiger to defend the belt against the mysterious maskman HGZ. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : TAJIRI to defend the World Junior belt against Maruyama on 12/17.
~ BJW : Daichi vs. Kamitani on 11/21 to determine the next challenger for the World Strong belt.
~ DDT : EXTREME title match on 11/23 to be contested under No-DQ rules.
~ DIFFER CUP : Mike Bailey called out for Taiji Ishimori to defend the X-Division belt on the 11/28 show.
~ NOAH : The full event card was announced for the “Global League” final show on 11/19, a special 4WAY singles match has been scheduled as well as Ishimori’s return from tour with Impact.
~ W-1 : UWA 6 Tag title belts to be in defense on the 11/19 show.
~ ZERO1 : Super Tiger to defend the UN Heavy belt against KAMIKAZE on the 11/23 show, “Furinkazan Tag” finals show. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Updated event cards as Daichi Hashimoto & Hideyoshi Kamitani have been added to the “World’s Strongest Tag League”.
~ BASARA : Full event card announced for the 11/26 show, Nakatsu vs. Minoru Tanaka announced.
~ BJW : Okabayashi out for at least a year and the full event card announced for the 11/21 show at Korakuen.
~ DDT : Shiro Koshinaka announced for the KO-D 10 Person Tag title match, full card listed.
~ DNA : DNA’s BAD BOY group adds Keisuke Okuda and Akira Joh, Dai Suzuki to retire on 12/13 as matches were also announced for the show.
~ DG : Event card updates.
~ W-1 : The full event card was announced for the 11/19 show in Chiba, main will feature Hayashi & Kondo defending the W-1 Tag belts against Doi & Kumagoro. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Update event cards for the November tour of shows.
~ BASARA : Outside talent announced for upcoming shows on 11/19 and 12/28.
~ BJW : Kobayashi & Ito set to defend the BJW Tag belts against the team of Numazawa & Kenji Fukimoto on 11/26 in Nagoya.
~ DDT : Daisuke Sasaki set to defend the Indie Jr. belt against Diego on 11/11 and HARASHIMA & Marufuji to defend the KO-D Tag belts against Takeshita & Akito on 11/23.
~ DIFFER CUP : Harada & Kotoge versus Kenoh & Ohara announced for the 11/28 show.
~ ZERO1 : Updated event cards for the 11/5 & 11/13 shows. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Updated event cards for the November tour of shows, next Triple Crown, World Junior, and Asia Tag defenses set.
~ BJW : Updated event cards for 10/28, 11/1 & 11/8.
~ DDT : Updated event cards for 10/28, 10/29, 11/2, 11/11, 11/23 & KO-D defense set for 12/24.
~ DNA : Kodaka & Miyamoto vs. Katsumata & Diego announced for the 11/9 show.
~ FREEDOMS : A couple matches announced for the 11/13 show, next KFC single and Tag defense to take place.
~ ZERO1 : Super Tiger & SUGI added to the 10/26 show at Korakuen, full card set. Continue reading →
~ AJPW/BJW : Yuji Okabayshi out with a shoulder injury, World Tag belts vacated, Akiyama/Omori vs Sekimoto/Ito announced to decide the new champions on 10/21.
~ DDT : Dai Suzuki out with a knee injury, KO-D 6 Tag decision match set for the 11/2 show at the Shinkiba 1stRING.
~ DG : Updated event card for the 11/3 show, Mochizuki vs. Yokosuka.
~ FREEDOMS : Full event card announced for the 11/4 show in Sendai.
~ NOAH : Okabayashi out of the “Global League”, no replacement named, all scheduled matches will be noted as forfeit. Updated event cards for the 10/22 & 10/24 shows.
~ TOKYO GURENTAI : Kotaro Suzuki vs. KIYOSHI added to the 11/15 show. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Updated event cards for the October and November shows. Suwama vs. Doering made official for 10/21 and teams announced for “World’s Strongest Tag League”.
~ BASARA : Updated event card for 10/22 show.
~ DDT : KUDO out with a concussion, KO-D 6 Tag belts vacated, updated event cards for 10/15 & 10/22.
~ K-DOJO : SANADA added to the 10/15 show, TAKA & Taichi vs. BUSHI & SANADA.
~ NJPW : Headlining matches announced for “POWER STRUGGLE” on November 5. Okada vs. Naito officially set for “WRESTLE KINGDOM” on 1/4/18. Teams for the “Super Jr. Tag Tournament” announced as well.
~ MichiPro : Tohoku Tag set to take place on 11/5, Hyugaji & Gunji vs. Manjimaru & Kengo.
~ Onita : Retirement match set for 10/31, Onita, Yaguchi & Hosaka vs. Kazuyuki Fujita, Kashin & NOSAWA.
~ W-1 : Updated 10/11 event card.
~ ZERO1 : 3 title matches announced for the Korakuen Hall show on 10/26, NWA IC Tag : Kohei & Hideki vs. Okamoto & Yoshie, NWA Junior 2 Crown : Kotaro vs Guinness, and NWA Light Tag : Hidaka & Sugawara vs. Ito & Kawamura. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Updates for the October tour of shows, two triple title matches announced, Suwama and Ishikawa look to form an alliance.
~DDT : Daisuke Sasaki versus Shuichiro Katsumura for the Indie World Junior belt announced for 10/4 + KO-D 6 Tag defense announced for 10/14.
~ DG : JIMMYZ farewell tour to take place on October 1 in Hakata and 10/5 at Korakuen.
~ NJPW : Full event card announced for “KING OF PRO-WRESTLING” on 10/9.
~ MISC : A double title match announced for Doutonbori as Mihara vs TORU on 12/22 in Osaka. Then HUB announced that he will be taking on Dick Togo on his own self-produce show on 11/26. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Updated event cards for the October shows, Triple Crown, World Tag & World Junior defenses scheduled for 10/21.
~ BJW : Updated event cards for the on-going “Saikyo Tag League” in October.
~ NOAH : Updated event card for the big Yokohama show on 10/1. Scott D’Amore off the show due to a knee injury.
~ W-1 : Several updates including the W-1 TAG LEAGUE, Ito and Tachibana join W-1, and Yoshioka’s first Crusier title defense. Continue reading →