~ 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 →
~ 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 →
~ 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 →
~ 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 : Semi-finals of tag tournament set, Kanemoto on 10/16 show.
~ BJW : Event card set for 10/23, first ever “Poseidon Adventure Splash”, in Osaka.
~ K-DOJO : Cards announced for 10/29 and 10/30 shows.
~ Michinoku : Event cards listed for October and early November shows.
~ ZERO1 : Otani announced to return on 10/16 at Shinkiba, updated event card. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Big matches announced for October tour of shows, preludes to Ryogoku show in November.
~ BJW : Notes from Saikyo Tag League, next Deathmatch Heavyweight title challenger potentially set.
~ K-DOJO : Event card updates, TAKA to begin “Road to 25th Anniversary”.
~ NJPW : Results and notes from “DESTRUCTION in HIROSHIMA”.
~ NOAH : Results and notes from the GHC title defenses at Korakuen. Sugiura vs Kitamiya, Maru/Yano vs 50FP, and Kanemaru vs Kotoge.
~ ZERO1 : Updated Tenkaichi final card on 9/29, Light Tag title defense set.
~ MISC : AAA (Some Japanese talent announced for 10/26 show), DNA (Updated 9/30 card), DG (Results from 9/22 title defenses), FREEDOMS (Results from 9/22 show, DTU Ultra-Violent: Xtremo vs Takeda), Sendai (Satomura vs Chihiro H. set for 10/16), VKF (9/22 results, Katsumura vs Kanemoto) Continue reading →