~ BJW : The full event card was announced for the big Nagoya show on August 19.
~ DDT : Full event card announced for the DNA show on 8/5 and the Ryogoku show on August 20.
~ NOAH : LEONA to compete in NOAH, singles rematch against Kenoh on 8/25, Nakajima vs Edwards officially set, and rookie Jyunta Miyawaki and Australian wrestler Ashley Istria to make their in-ring debuts for NOAH on August 12.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Tag League announced to take place from September 24 through October 11.
~ ZERO1 : Tanaka vs Kenoh for the World Heavyweight belt officially set for August 31 + Event cards announced for August 4 & 5 shows. Continue reading →
~ BJW : Masaya Takahashi vs Masashi Takeda for the Deathmatch belt announced for 8/19.
~ Tokyo Gurentai : Two title matches announced for the 9/27 show. Mochizuki vs. NOSAWA and Togo & Shiryu vs. MAZADA & FUJITA.
~ W-1 : Full event card announced for 8/11 show + Special 6 Man Tag match announced for the 9/2 show in Yokohama.
~ ZERO1 : Fire Festival final match officially set, full event card announced for 7/30 show.
~ Mil Mascaras announced to be competing for DRADITION shows on 10/27 & 29.
~ A farewell event held for the late Mr. Pogo on 7/27, Memorial show announced to be held on final WWS show on 11/12.
~ Final Great Nita match announced to be on 8/27. Continue reading →
~ BJW : Updated event cards for 8/6, 8/7, 8/11, and 8/13.
~ K-DOJO : Kaji Tomato out with a minor shoulder injury + “Especial Lucha Fiesta” announced to be held in September.
~ NEW : Promotion announced to be suspended due to on-going issues between Antonio and Simon Inoki.
~ MISC : Hiroshi Hase made a successful return to the ring for “PRO-WRESTLING MASTERS” + He announced his own show to be held on October 1 in Kanazawa, Ishikawa called “PRO-WRESTLING LEGACY 2017 IN Kanazawa”. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Asia Tag defense set for 7/28 show in Nagoya, Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato vs. Masashi Takeda & Atsushi Maruyama.
~ BJW : Event cards announced for the 7/30, 8/8 & 8/9 shows, news rookie set to debut.+ Full event card announced for the Masahito Kakihara Aid show on 8/14.
~ HEAT-UP : Full event card announced for the 8/12 show at Korakuen.
~ NOAH : Full event card announced for the “Jr. Heavy Tag League” final on 7/27 + Nakajima vs. Cage for the GHC will main event the show.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Full event card announced for the 7/30 show in Kawasaki and a couple more matches announced for the 8/11 show at Korakuen.
~ ZERO1 : Otani & Takaiwa vs. Hideki Suzuki & Keisuke Okuda announced for the “Fire Festival” final show on 7/30 at Korakuen. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Tons of updates, next title defenses set from Ishikawa vs. Miyahara at Ryogoku on 8/27, a GAORA TV match between Akiyama and Omori on 8/11, the World Junior belt in defense as Hikaru defends against TAJIRI on 7/30, and then the World Tag belts in defense on 7/28. Plus updated event cards for the August tour of shows including the “GROWIN’ UP” on 8/3 and Ultimo Dragon’s 30th anniversary at Korakuen on 8/19.
~ BJW : Masaya Takahashi set to join the promotion on 8/1. Next BJW Death Match defense set to take place on 8/19. Also announced for that show will be Hideki Suzuki vs. Daichi Hashimoto for the World Strong belt.
~ DDT : EXTREME title defense between Daisuke Sasaki and Joey Ryan to be contested under ladder match rules.
~ W-1 : UWA 6 Tag defense announced for the 7/22 show in Gotenba and the Andy Wu vs. Yoshioka for the Cruiser belt announced to take place on 9/2 in Yokohama. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Hikaru Sato vs Minoru Tanaka for the World Junior belt announced for the 7/17 show, updated 7/5 show in Shinkiba, Ultimo Dragon to host his 30th anniversary in Japan on 8/19.
~ BJW : Updated deathmatches for the 7/17 show at the Ryogoku Kokugikan.
~ FREEDOMS : Full event card announced for the 7/17 show in Hiroshima.
~ TAKA & Taichi Produce : TAKA & Taichi vs. Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI announced for the 8/28 show at Shinjuku FACE.
~ W-1 / MASTERS : Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Takaku Fuke vs. Jushin Thunder Liger & Takuma Sano announced for the 7/27 show at Korakuen. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Zeus & Bodyguard vs. Jake Lee & Naoya Nomura for the World Tag belts set for 7/17 + Asia Tag defense set for 7/23, Aoki & Hikaru vs. Tank Nagai & Ayumu Honda.
~ BJW : Updated event cards for 7/1 & 7/8 shows.
~ DDT : Full event card announced for 7/2 show, Takeshita vs. Bailey for the KO-D to main.
~ FREEDOMS : Full card announced for the Jun Kasai Produce show on 7/9, KFC Tag defense set as Mammoth Sasaki & Toru Sugiura taking on Miedo Xtremo & Ciclope.
~ NJPW : The split blocks and early headlining matches announced the G1 CLIMX 27.
~ NOAH : Nakajima to defend the GHC Heavy belt against Brian Cage on 7/27 + Updated event cards for the July tour of shows.
~ ZERO1 : Full event card announced for the first day of the Fire Festival on 7/9, Obata vs. Inaba, Kohei vs. Okamoto, Tanaka vs. Super Tiger, and Kenoh vs. LEONA set to kick off the league. Continue reading →
~ Deathmatch veteran Mr. Pogo passed away at the age of 66.
~ BJW : Updated event card for the 7/17 Ryogoku show, Shinobu set for junior crown, Yokohama 6 Tag challengers announced, Kota Sekifuda set to return, and Masakatsu Funaki announced to be competing.
~ DDT : Updated event cards for the July 8 & 9 shows, DDT EXTREME & TAG defenses set.
~ Doutonbori : Full event card announced for the 7/16 show, Mihara vs GAINA to main event.
~ W-1 : Heisei Ishin-gun vs BJW announced announced for MASTERS show on 7/26.
~ ZERO1 : All 10 wrestlers officially set for July’s Fire Festival league. Continue reading →
~ BASARA : Matches announced for the 7/5 show, Itadaki finals.
~ BJW : Full event cards announced for the 6/28 and 7/2 shows.
~ DDT : More matches announced for the 7/16 show in Osaka, Shuji Ishikawa vs Kazusada Higuchi among major additions.
~ NJPW : All the wrestlers announced this years G1 CLIMAX.
~ MISC : Scott Norton & Hikaru Sato vs. Hideki Suzuki & Takatoshi Matsumoto announced for INOKI ISM show on 7/24 at Korakuen.
~ Kumamoto charity show announced to be taking place on August 6. Mix of freelance and indie talent throughout Japan with Kenta Kobashi and Masahiro Chono to be special guests Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Hikaru Sato vs. Koji Iwamoto set for 6/28 in Asahikawa.
~ BJW : Updated event card for the 6/21 show in Shinkiba.
~ FREEDOMS : Full event card announced for the 7/5 show at Korakuen. Violento Jack, Miedo Xtremo & Ciclope to be in competition.
~ NJPW : Full event card for the next LION’S GATE show on 7/4, Nagata vs. Ayato Yoshida, YOSHI-HASHI vs Koji Iwamoto, Tenzan teams with Dinosaur Takuma.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Full event card announced the 6/24 show in Yokohama, W-1 Tag belt defense as the main event. More matches announced for the PRO-WRESTLING MASTERS show on 7/26 at Korakuen.
~ ZERO1 : More matches announced for the 6/22 show at Korakuen, Otani also announced his withdraw from this years Fire Festival. Continue reading →
~ BJW : Full card announced fro the 6/21 show at the Shinkiba 1stRING.
~ DNA : More matches announced for the Korakuen Hall show on 7/4.
~ NOAH : Press conference for Nakajima vs Kotoge on 6/25, Matches announced for July’s “Junior Heavy Tag League”, and former MMA fighter Seiichi Ikemoto to have a special exhibition match on 7/20.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Kaz Hayashi announced two more league’s for 2017, the “W-1 Tag League” and the “W-1 Cruiser Fes(t)”. Then the full event card was announced for the 6/18 show as Daiki Inaba returns after two months follow a concussion.
~ ZERO1 : Half of the wrestlers announced for the upcoming “Fire Festival”, 10 wrestlers in one single block, as well as the full tour dates were also released. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Shuji Ishikawa vs. Suwama announced to be taking place on 7/17 at Korakuen. Early event cards announced for the July tour of shows.
~ BJW : Updated event cards, full card announced for 6/18 show, another match added to the 7/17 show at the Ryogoku Kokugikan, and then more matches announced for the “Kaki Aid” show on 8/14 at Korakuen.
~ DDT : Updated event card for the 6/25 show at Korakuen.
~ NJPW : Full event card released for the “KIZUNA ROAD 2017” tour of shows, 3 title matches announced for the Korakuen Hall shows. NEVER 6 defense on 6/20, NEVER Openweight defense on 6/26, and then the IWGP Junior belt to be defended on 6/27.
~ The full event card announced for the NJPW “G1 SPECIAL in USA” 7/1, full title matches announced for the two shows as well as the tournament to crown the first ever US Heavyweight Champion.
~ W-1 : Yasu Urano vs Andromeda KEN announced the A.C.E. show on 7/2. Continue reading →