~ AJPW : Event cards announced for January shows.
~ BJW : Updated event cards for 12/30 and 1/2 Korakuen Hall shows + Updated 1/4 at Shinkiba card.
~ FREEDOMS : Tag title match set for 1/29 show, Susumu & HAYATA vs. Takashi & Mido.
~ NJPW : Some participants announced for WK 11 show + Makabe’s 20th anniversary announced for 2/21.
~ NOAH : Differ Ariake to close in June of 2018 + Kenoh to pursue GHC Heavy belt.
~ W-1 : KAI to be freelance in 2017, will continue compete regardless + Updated 1/8 event card, W-1 vs. AJPW match announced.
~ ZERO1 : Updated 1/1 event card. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Omori and Soya’s press conference following their win of the tag league.
~ BASARA : Early announced cards for first shows of 2017.
~ BJW : Tag title match set for 12/30 show, Kohei & Ishikawa vs. Ueki & Masaya.
~ DDT : Kasai vs. Akito set for EXTREME defense on 1/3 show. One fluorescent light-tube deathmatch.
~ DNA : Iwasaki vs. Nakatsu set for 1/7 show.
~ K-DOJO : Full event card announced for last big show of the year on 12/25.
~ Kanemura Retirement : Full card officially set for his retirement show on 12/27. Kanemura, Tanaka & Kuroda vs. Sekimoto, Kohei Sato & Yuji Hino.
~ NJPW : IWGP Tag match for WK 11 officially changed to a 3WAY, Tonga & Loa vs. Makabe & Honma vs. Yano & Ishii.
~ WRESTLE-1 : W-1 Single and W-1 Tag matches announced for 1/8 at Korakuen. Kono vs. Soya and Kaz & Kotaro vs. Inaba & Kodama.
~ ZERO1 : Four title matches announced for the New Year’s show at Korakuen on 1/1. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Final match for the ongoing tag league now set.
~ DDT : Takeshita & Bailey set to defend the KO-D Tag belts against Masakatsu Funaki & Yukio Sakaguchi on 1/9.
~ K-DOJO : Teams announced for BO-SO Golden Tag League 2017.
~ ZERO1 : First team set for the final of the Furinkazan Tag.
~ Tokyo Sports announced their end of the year award winners. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Updated event card, full cards for AJ PHOENIX on 12/20 and Fan Appreciation Show on 12/24. First title matches made official for 2017.
~ BJW : Updated event updates for 12/11, 12/18, 12/24, and 1/4.
~ DDT : DDT UNIVERSE to be unveiled on 2/23. Updated event card for 12/10 show.
~ K-DOJO : Full event cards announced for 12/25 and TAKA & Taichi’s show on 12/30.
~ WRESTLE-1 : New group announced, NEWERA, full event cards announced for 12/18 and 12/25 shows. Mutoh to unveil a new project on 2/8 with PRO-WRESTLING MASTERS. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Press conference for the upcoming “World’s Strongest Tag League” starting on December 3.
~ BASARA : Full event card announced for 12/25 show + Results from today’s show.
~ DNA : New management company announced to be taking over for DNA as of February 2017.
~ K-DOJO : Updated event card for 12/4 show + Wrestlers announced for TAKA & Taichi Produce on 12/30.
~ NOAH : Honoring ceremony to be held for the late Haruka Eigen on 12/2 and 12/3. Cause of death also released.
~ ZERO1 : Another team announced for the “Furinkazan Tag Tournament” + 2 other teams being rumored. Continue reading →
~ Haruka Eigen passed away at the age of 70.
~ AJPW : Press conference following the Ryogoku show, quick notes from the champions going through the rest of 2016 and heading into 2017.
~ BJW : Event card announced for 12/15 show – 8 Man elimination and Doutonbori Tag defense set.
~ DDT : Danshoku Dino and Keisuke Ishii to received KO-D Tag challenge on 12/11 in Hakata.
~ ZERO1 : Two more teams announced for the “Furikanzan Tag Tournament” in December. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Doering returns to Japan, will be a special guest for Ryogoku show on 11/27.
~ BASARA : Updated event card for 12/25 show.
~ BJW : Updated event cards for main December tour of shows.
~ FMW : Shark Tsuchiya retires after battling with diabetes and cancer.
~ GUTS World : Updated 12/3 event card, Tatsuhiko Yoshino’s last match before joining BJW in 2017.
~ K-DOJO : Updated event cards for December shows. ST-K TAG defense on 12/11. TAKA & Taichi Produce on 12/30.
~ NOAH : Full event cards announced for 12/2 & 12/3 shows. GHC title defenses.
~ RJPW : First Tiger Mask’s return match in nearly 2 years set. Shinjiro Otani defends Legend belt against Taka Kunoh. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Kobashi to be present for Ryogoku show on 11/27 + Match order officially announced.
~ BASARA : Akiyama vs SAGAT announced for 12/25 show, BJW 6 Tag defense set as well.
~ BJW : Updated event cards for next shows.
~ FREEDOMS : Jun Kasai Produce on 12/26 – Kasai vs GUNSO – KFC defense : Violento Jack vs Masaoka.
~ GUTS World : Updated event cards for 12/3 show – GWC 6 Tag set.
~ LAND’S END : Ryoji Sai announced new sponsorship + Kotaro Nasu will join the promotion throughout 2017.
~ Michinoku : Full card announced for Korakuen Hall show on 12/15.
~ ZERO1 : Updated event cards + 1st set of teams announced for the Furikazan Tag Tournament in December. Continue reading →
~ New Year’s Eve Pro-Wrestling 2016, 5 promotions, 16 team tag tournament announced.
~ AJPW : All Japan vs W-1 Junior Tag match announced for Fan Appreciation show on 12/24. Other outside talent announced as well.
~ BASARA : Hidaka & Hayato announced to defend NWA Light Tag belts against Kodaka & Tsukamoto on 11/30 at 1stRING.
~ BJW : Deathmatch rules announced for Hoshino vs. Kodaka on 11/22 at Korakuen + Full card announced for 12/12 show featuring Sakigake’s final Big Japan match.
~ W-1 : Big 6 man tag match announced for 12/9 show, Mutoh, KAI & Shingo Takagi vs. Soya, Hino & KAZMA.
~ ZERO1 : Full card announced for 11/20 show in Iwaki, Fukushima. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : All teams and matches announced for the “World’s Strongest Tag League” in December. Full event cards posted.
~ BJW : Deathmatch between Isami Kodaka and Takayuki Ueki announced for 1/4 show at Shinkiba.
~ FREEDOMS : Updated 11/17 at Korakuen event card.
~ K-DOJO : Yuma to take a break from in-ring competition for the next month.
~ VKF : Full card announced for 11/23 show.
~ W-1 : Doi and Kumagoro to hold their own produce show on 1/25. They will take on Sekimoto and Okabayashi. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Full event card announced for 11/27 show at Ryogoku.
~ Apache : WEW Tag title match announced for final show on 12/25.
~ BJW : Updated event cards for 11/8, 11/22, and 11/26.
~ DDT : Full event card for 11/3.
~ FREEDOMS : GENTARO vs Xtremo for the UWA belt made official for 11/17 show.
~ FMW : World Street Fight 8 Man Tag match made official for 11/24 show at Korakuen.
~ IGF : NEXT EXCITING WRESTLING formally announced, first show to be held in April of 2017. Continue reading →
~ AAA in Japan : Updated 10/26 card.
~ AJPW : Keisuke Ishii asserts himself as next World Jr. challenge. Onita wants deathmatch rules for Asia Tag challenge at Ryogoku.
~ Apache : Kintaro Kanemura wants a big 6 man tag for his retirement match on 12/27.
~ BJW : Updated 10/31 event card, Saikyo Tag League finals.
~ DDT : Matches announced for the 10/30 and 11/3 shows.
~ FREEDOMS : Full card announced for 10/30 show in Osaka.
~ NJPW : Ricochet visa issues, misses 10/21 show, results from the first round matches of the Super Jr. Tag Tournament.
~ ZERO1 : 3WAY match announced for the UN Heavyweight belt to take place on the 11/6 show at Korakuen. Continue reading →