~ AJPW : Updated event cards for the later part of June shows, Akiyama to defend the GAORA TV belt against Omori on 6/24.
~ BJW : A next contender junior tournament announced to run in June, 1st round matches announced for the 6/13 show.
~ DDT : Yuki Ueno out with injury, updated 5/27 show, KING OF DDT 2018 announced for his this Summer, and the next KO-D Tag defense set for 6/5.
~ KAI PRODUCE : Shinya Aoki added to the 7/7 show as he will take on Black Tiger VII.
~ TOKYO GURENTAI : A couple more matches announced for the 7/17 show, as the full event card is now set.
~ WRESTLE-1 : The full event card announced for the 6/10 show.
~ ZERO1 : Vice to defend the UN Heavyweight belt against Okamoto on 6/3 and SUGI & MAsamune vs Hidaka & Abe officially for the NWA Light Tag belts set for the 6/9 show.
~ Misc : Mineo Fujita to take time away due to injury after the Chinko Pro show on 7/9. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : The full event cards announced for the June tour in Hokkaido, Sai to defend the Asia Heavyweight belt against Yoshitatsu on 6/19.
~ DNA : Mike Bailey & MAO vs. Koji Kanemoto & Mizuki Watase announced for the 6/3 show.
~ HEAT-UP : Universal Single and Tag defenses announced for the 6/13 show, Daisuke Kanehira vs. Fuminori Abe, Kenichiro Arai & Hide Kubota vs. Kazuhiro Tamura & Tatsumi Fujinami.
~ Keiji Mutoh : Update on his road to recovery, he aims to return in May of 2019 and he will help support special indie local promotion events that will be held from July through December.
~ NJPW : Results from the first day of the BOSJ 25, and then the full event card was announced for the next LION’S GATE show on 6/13 at the Shinjuku FACE. Shota Umino vs. Ayato Yoshida to main event.
~ RIKI CHOSHU : The next POWER HALL show to be held on 7/10 at Korakuen. The main event and semi-final matches announced.
~ VKF : The full event card announced for the 5/25 show, TORU to defend the VKF belt against GENTARO.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Seigo Tachibana out with a right forearm fracture, 5/27 event card updated. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Updated event cards from 5/24 through 5/31.
~ Dragon Gate : President Takashi Okamura retires due to illness, Toru Kido announced as new representative director, CIMA will focus on OWE Shanghai along with T-Hawk, El Lindaman & Takehiro Yamamura.
~ FORTUNE DREAM : Kenta Kobashi to hold a special talk battle with Masahiro Chono on the 6/11 show at the Korakuen Hall.
~ Michinoku Pro : Sasuke to take on the Brahman Brothers in a special “mask vs hair” match on 6/15 at the Korakuen Hall.
~ NJPW : The wrestlers and matches announced for the “BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. 25”, which runs from on 5/18 through 6/4. Four title matches also announced for “DOMINION” on 6/9 in Osaka.
~ NOAH : Updated event cards for the 5/21 through 5/29 shows.
~ TOKYO GURENTAI : Rey Wagner, El Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr., and Kendo Kashin announced to compete on the 7/17 show at the Shinjuku FACE.
~ WRESTLE-1 : The full event cards announced for the 5/13 and 5/27 shows, and then two title matches set for the 6/13 show at the Korakuen Hall. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Kazuki Ebina withdraws from All Japan, Yusuke Okada out with injury, Miyahara to defend the Triple Crown against Naomichi Marufuji on 5/24, and World Tag defense set for 6/3.
~ BJW : The full event card announced for the 5/13 show at the Korakuen Hall.
~ DDT : Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi to defend the KO-D Tag belts against Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno on 5/22 at Shinkiba.
~ LAND’S END : Full event card announced for the 6/6 show in Yokohama.
~ NOAH : The full event card announced for the “Navig. with Emerald Spirits 2018” tour kick-off show on 6/10 at Korakuen.
~ WRESTLE-1 : The full event card announced for the 5/6 show at Korakuen, UWA World 6 Tag defense added to the show.
~ ZERO1 : Yusaku Obata to defend the World Heavyweight belt against Masato Tanaka on 6/3 in Sapporo. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Yuma Aoyagi announced to return on 6/5 for the final Differ Ariake show, updated event cards for late May and early June shows.
~ DDT : Updated event cards for the May tour of shows, EXTREME defense on 5/13 & KO-D Open defense on 5/20.
~ DNA : The full event card announced for the 5/9 show.
~ FREEDOMS : Full event cards announced for the first part of May shows.
~ NOAH : Three title matches announced for 5/29 at Korakuen + Updated May tour of shows + RATEL’S to hold a self-produce show on 6/30.
~ TOKYO GURENTAI : Masaaki Mochizuki to defend the Tokyo World belt against Kaz Hayashi on 7/17 at Shinjuku FACE.
~ ZERO1 : Matches announced for the 5/19 show at the Shinkiba 1stRING. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Updated event cards for the May tour of shows.
~ BASARA : Updated event card for the 5/6 show.
~ BJW : Yokohama 6 Tag belt added to the 5/5 show in Yokohama, full card set.
~ DDT : Akito out with injury, updated event cards for 4/29 & 4/30.
~ Doutonbori : Full event card announced for the Doutonbori x Touhou Eiyuden show on 5/27 in Osaka.
~ WRESTLE-1 : More matches announced for the 5/6 show at Korakuen. Continue reading →
It was announced publicly that Motoko Baba, wife of Giant Baba and former president of All Japan Pro-Wrestling, had passed away on April 14 at the age of 78 due to cirrhosis of the liver. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Kazuki Ebina to miss the rest of the month due to injury, updated 4/22 card.
~ BASARA : Updated 5/3 event card + the matches and wrestlers announced for this years “Itadaki” tournament.
~ BJW : Updated event cards for the 4/21 & 4/22 shows due to Yuya Aoki out with injury.
~ HEAT-UP : Guts Ishjiama, Masked Mystery, Joji Otani & Keito Murota set to join HEAT-UP in May. A sister promotion known as “GOING-UP” will hold shows once a month.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Updated event cards following the aftermatch of the last Korakuen Hall show, next W-1 Tag defense set for 5/6 at Korakuen.
~ MISC : NOAH to host Misawa’s 9th Memorial show on 6/10 at Korakuen, Riki Choshu to hold the next “POWER HALL” on 7/2, and then former JWP wrestler Erika Watanabe passed away, at the age of 39, due to stomach cancer. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Masakatsu Funaki to hold his 33rd anniversary as a wrestler on 6/3 in Kobe.
~ BJW : Hideki Suzuki vs. Daisuke Sekimoto for the World Strong belt set for the 5/5 show in Yokohama.
~ DDT : Next KO-D Tag title match set for 5/1, Kota Umeda versus Go Shiozaki announced for 4/29 at Korakuen.
~ FREEDOMS : Full cards announced for the 5/4 & 5/6 shows.
~ K-DOJO : Full cards announced for the “Golden Week” shows from 4/29 through 5/6.
~ NOAH : Daisuke Haarda vs. Hi69 for the GHC Jr. belt set for 5/13 in Hakata, before a special hardcore match to take place on 5/4 at Korakuen. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Josh Bodom off tour due to family emergency, 4/14 event card updated.
~ BASARA : Hiroshi announced to be taking on Osamu Nishimura for his return match on 5/3.
~ BJW : Full event card announced for the 4/21 show, Yokohama 6 Tag title match set.
~ FREEDOMS : Full event card announced for the 5/2 show at Korakuen.
~ HEAT-UP : Full event cards announced for the 5/5 & 5/16 shows.
~ NJPW : A retirement ceremony announced to be held for Super Strong Machine on 6/19.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Takumi Baba off of the 4/18 show due to injury, event card updated.
~ ZERO1 : Rookie Shoji Fukushima to retire from active competition due to injury. Full event card announced for the 4/22 show at Korakuen. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Match order set for the Saitama show on 3/25. The show will be live on AJPW.tv
~ BASARA : Full event card announced for the 3/29, main to be for the MAX belt, Isami vs. Tsukamoto.
~ BJW : The BJW Tag belts were announced to be in defense on 4/5, as Takeda & Tsukamoto defend against Miyamoto & Isami.
~ DDT : The match order set for the 3/25 show at Ryogoku, The show will be live on DDT Universe.
~ Hagure IGF : The full card announced for the 4/4 at the Shinjuku FACE.
~ K-DOJO : TAKA vs. TAJIRI announced for the 4/22 show at Korakuen.
~ NJPW : Okada vs. Sabre set for SAKURA GENESIS on 4/1 at Ryogoku.
~ NOAH : Kiyomiya announced to be able to compete on 3/29, following a minor concussion that caused him to miss a previous show.
~ RJPW : The full event card announced for the 3/29 show at the Korakuen Hall. The show to feature everyone competing under a mask.
~ VKF : TORU to defend the VKF belt against Voltage on 4/30 in Osaka.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Doi & Kumagoro set to defend the W-1 Tag belts against Soya & AKIRA on 4/18 at the Korakuen Hall. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : All Japan TV is now live. March will be free with April beginning the monthly fee (900 yen).
~ DDT : 5WAY Street Fight match changed due to the hall owner’s decision. The match will still go as planned but with different rules.
~ FREEDOMS : Updated 3/22 event card following the outcome of Fukimoto’s title challenge against Violento Jack in DTU Mexico.
~ K-DOJO : Part of the card made official for upcoming Korakuen Hall show on 4/22. STRONGEST-K singles and tag belts set to be in defense.
~ MICHINOKU : The full event card announced for 4/14 at the Shinkiba 1stRING. The Tohoku & UWA World Tag belts to be in defense. Then Hyugaji versus Nohashi set for the Tohoku Jr. belt at Shinzaki’s 25th anniversary show on 6/24 in Sendai.
~ NJPW : The full event card announced for the 3/21 show, which will see the final match of the “NEW JAPAN CUP”, and then all the matches announced for the next “LION’S GATE” show on 4/10.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Two matches announced for the 3/28 show on Saitama. Continue reading →