~ AJPW : A press conference was held today as the next Triple Crown and World Tag defenses have been set, Yusuke Okada joins Evolution, and Maruyama to hold a “out of contract” self-produce show in March.
~ BJW : All 12 wrestlers announced for this years “Ikkitosen 2018 ~STRONG CLIMB~”.
~ DDT : Full event card announced for the 2/25 show at the Korakuen Hall.
~ NOAH : Updated event cards for the first part of February shows + Marufuji & Kotoge vs. Hideki Suzuki & Jay Bradley announced for the 2/22 show at Korakuen. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : It was made official earlier this week that Ryoji Sai will be teaming with Nomura to challege against Akiyama & Nagata for the now vacant Asia Tag belts.
~ BJW : It was announced that Shinobu will be defending the Junior belt against either Sekifuda or Abe on 2/27 at Korakuen.
~ DDT : Updated event cards for the February tour of shows, KO-D 6 Tag belts to be defended on 2/27 – SHuten-Doji vs BASARA.
~ NOAH : Four title matches announced for the 3/11 show at Yokohama.
~ WRESTLE-1 : The full event card was announced for the 2/4 show, UWA 6 Tag belts to be in defense, Manabu Soya & AKIRA will be team on 2/14 at Korakuen, and then Kojima will miss the MASTERS show on 2/16 due to injury.
~ ZERO1 : Yusaku Obata vs. Isami Kodaka formally announced for the World Heavyweight defense on 2/12 at Korakuen.
~ MISC : Kyushu Pro title defense announced for 3/4, Michinoku : Dick Togo to return from illness on 2/18 & Kazushi Sakuraba announced a grappling event called “QUINTET” to be held on 4/11 at the Ryogoku Kokugikan. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Yuma Aoyagi out with an ankle injury, updated 1/27 event card, and Ryoji Sai puts his name forward for the Asia Tag belts.
~ BASARA : the first round matches announced for the “IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT” which begins on 2/11 in Oji, Tokyo.
~ BJW : The full event card announced for the 2/7 show in Shinkiba + Nakanoue set as the next challenger for the World Strong belt.
~ DNA : The full event card set for the 2/14 show at the Shinjuku FACE.
~ DRADITION : Tatsumi Fujinami announces two April shows in Tokyo & Osaka. Bob Backlund announced to compete.
~ FREEDOMS : The full event card announced for the 2/8 show in Shinkiba.
~ NJPW : Satoshi Kojima out with a left knee ACL rupture, Nakanishi to replace him on tour.
~ Michinoku : Dick Togo to miss shows due to suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis.
~ W-1 : The full event card announced for the 1/28 show in Saitama, UWA 6 Tag belts to be in defense.
~ MASTERS : the full event card now set for the 2/16 show at Korakuen. Shiro Koshinaka, Masashi Aoyagi & Akitoshi Saito vs. Great Kojika, Tiger Toguchi & Mitsuo Momota among the major additions. 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 →
~ 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 →
~ 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 →