~ AJPW : Participants and matches announced for the “Jr. BATTLE OF GLORY” in February.
~ BJW : Updated event card for 1/29 in Nagoya + Kawakami vs Hideki on 2/10 to determine next World Strong challenger.
~ DDT : Next title defenses set + Updated 1/7 – 1/9 shows + AJPW World Junior match set for 1/29 : Keisuke vs Urano.
~ GUTS World : Full card announced for 1/24 show.
~ NJPW : 1/5 results ~ Suzuki-gun returned – Next challengers potential set for the second singles belts.
~ NOAH : New home office location – Prayer offering for the start of the new year.
~ ZERO1 : IC Tag match set for the 1/14 show and the World Heavyweight and Junior 2 Crown belts to be defended on 2/3 at Korakuen. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : KAI, freelance, announced he will compete for All Japan in February.
~ BASARA : Updated event cards for the January 6 & 8 shows, ZERO1/NWA Light Tag match set.
~ BJW : New rookie set to debut on 1/17 and Sekimoto vs. Uto for World Strong belt announced for 1/29.
~ DDT : Updated event card for the 1/7 through 1/9 shows.
~ DNA : Full matches announced for the 1/7 show. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Koji Iwamoto to join the promotion in 2017.
~ Apache Army : Results from final show on 12/25, new promotion to be formed in 2017.
~ DDT : Full event card announced for the Korakuen Hall on 1/3.
~ Doutonbori : Full event card announced for 1/7 and 1/9 shows, WDW Tag defense. ASW Canada talent involved.
~ FREEDOMS : Tournament announced for 1/3 show at Shinkiba.
~ HEAT-UP : Full card announced for “4th Anniv. Show” on 1/19.
~ K-DOJO : “BO-SO Golden Tag League 2017” announced to take place throughout the month of January. Matches announced.
~ NOAH : Event cards were announced for NOAH’s first set of shows of the New Year. Kotoge to relinquish both junior belts in pursuit of heavy class. Shiro Tomoyose announced to retire due to repeated shoulder injuries.
~ W-1 : Full event card announced for the 1/8 show at Korakuen. 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 →
~ BASARA : Full event card announced for 12/15 show.
~ BJW : Full event card announced for 12/24 show.
~ DDT : Full event card announced for 12/25 show – Bailey to received KO-D title match on 1/3.
~ FREEDOMS : Full event card announced for 12/18 show, UWA World Junior title match made official + Full 12/26 Kasai Produce show announced as well.
~ NJPW : Full WRESTLE KINGDOM event card announced. Plus prelude shows on 12/16 & 12/17.
~ W-1 : Cruiser match set for 1/8 + More matches announced for Doi & Kumagoro show on 1/25.
~ ZERO1 : NWA Light Tag title match set for 12/13 show. 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 →
~ DDT : Title match updates for December shows.
~ FREEDOMS : Updated event cards for December shows, full card announced for 12/18 show in Osaka.
~ K-DOJO : Matches announced for 12/25 super show. Matches announced for Saburo Inematsu Retirement show in February.
~ NOAH : Press conference held to announce December’s tour of shows, Suzuki-gun gone, next sets of GHC title defenses set, outside talent being brought in. 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 →
~ 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 →
~ BASARA : Full card announced for 11/20 show, Isami & Tsukamoto vs. Trans Am ★ Ryuichi & SAGAT.
~ BJW : Updated event cards, 11/23, 11/26, 11/29.
~ DDT : Full event card announced for 11/23 show at Korakuen – Yukio vs Takayama set.
~ NJPW : World Tag League tour and then some of the WK title matches set.
~ NOAH : Company name will now be known as “NOAH Global Entertainment” going foward. Still to be known as Pro-Wrestling NOAH for all events.
~ W-1 : Matches announced for Pro-Wrestling A.C.E. show on 11/12 + Matches announced for Kuroshio’s self-produced show on 11/21.
~ ZERO1 : Full event card announced for next Shinkiba show on 11/19 – Yusaku Obata vs. KAI. Continue reading →