~ AJPW : Ultimo Dragon vs Billyken Kid announced for 9/28 in Osaka, Kyoboku Futoshi from Australia, by way of LAND’S END announced to be competing for the promotion.
~ DRADITION : A dream trio match announced with Fujinami, Mutoh, and Mil Mascaras to take place on 10/27 at Korakuen.
~ DG : Two title matches announced for 9/18, YAMATO vs. Mochizuki main event.
~ K-DOJO : Updated event cards for the 9/18 shows at 1stRING then the Yokohama show on 9/23.
~ NJPW : Omega out with an injury, Leo Tonga announced to be coming in as Omega’s replacement for the tour.
~ ZERO1 : Updated event card for the 9/14 show, Kohei Sato & Hideki Suzuki versus Shogun Okamoto & Yutaka Yoshie announced for the vacant IC Tag belts. Continue reading →
~ BJW : Full event card announced for the 9/24 show in Nagoya.
~ DDT : Event card updates, DNA 9/7, and DDT shows from 9/9 through 9/18.
~ K-DOJO : Yuki Sato underwent successful knee surgery, full event card and match order for TAKA’s 25th Ann. show on 9/4, and UWA Middleweight defense announced for 9/18 (Ayumu Honda vs Dicky Mayer).
~ LAND’S END : Special show announced to be held on 10/29 in Moriguchi, full card announced with special main event.
~ NOAH : Full event cards announced for the September tour of shows. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Nomura & KAI to team for the vacant World Tag belts, Aoki & Hikaru vs BTVII & TAKA for the Asia Tag belts, and Kotaro Suzuki makes his return to the All Japan ring.
~ BASARA : Full event cards announced for 8/23 & 24 shows at 1stRING.
~ K-DOJO : Full event card announced for 8/19 show at Shinkiba, Isami Kodaka vs. GO Askawa main event.
~ NOAH : Full event card announced for 8/12 show, Rookie Miyawaki set to make his debut, and Harada vs. Ohara to determine the next challenger for the GHC Jr. belt.
~ RJPW : Yukio Naya, grandson of Yokozuna Taiho, to make his pro-wrestling debut on 9/14.
~ Tokyo Gurentai : Another match added to the the 9/27 show at FACE.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Takanori Ito to defend the Result Championship against Seigo Tachibana on 8/11 at Korakuen + Yuji Hino set to make his return on 8/27.
~ ZERO1 : Full event cards announced for the 8/11, 12 & 13 shows. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Jake Lee out with injury, World Tag Decision match set for Ryogoku, Ultimo Dragon’s 30th anniversary, and more…
~ BASARA : Trans Am ★ Ryuichi versus Yusuke Kubo for the Union MAX belt on 8/24..
~ BJW : Full event card announced for the 8/13 show at Korakuen.
~ FREEDOMS : A couple more matches were announced for Jun Kasai’s produce show on 8/27, Kasai vs. Jack and Fukimoto vs. Ciclope.
~ K-DOJO : Full event card announced for the one-day Kaioh tournament on 8/6 + Ibushi announced for TAKA’s 25th anniversary show on 9/4.
~ ZERO1 : Full event card announced for a ZERO1 & Sendai Girls show on 9/10, Otani & Takaiwa’s to hold a joint anniversary show on 9/30, and the NWA Light Tag defense officially set for 8/31. 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 : Updated event cards for the 7/9 & 7/17 shows.
~ DDT : Updated event cards for the 7/8, 9, 15 & 23 shows. KO-D Tag and EXTREME defenses announced for the 7/23 show at Korakuen.
~ K-DOJO/NJPW : Ayato Yoshida announced to be out with a jaw fracture. Will miss all upcoming shows. GO Asakawa to take on Yuji Nagata on the 7/4 LION’S GATE show.
~ NEW : Full event card announced for the Korakuen show on 7/7. Suzukawa ledt NEW and aligned himself with Inoki and his upcoming ISM shows.
~ WRESTLE-1 : The full event card was announced for the 7/12 show at Korakuen, W-1 GRAND PRIX first round.
~ ZERO1 : Full tour of matches announced for the “Fire Festival” shows throughout the month of July. 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 Akiyama & Omori for the World Tag belts announced to take place on 6/25.
~ BASARA : Isami to hold his 15th anniversary show at the Korakuen Hall on 10/1 + Full event card announced for the 6/25 show.
~ DNA : MAO vs. Tetsuya Endo announced for the 7/4 show, full card now set.
~ K-DOJO : Kengo Mashimo and Yuki Sato both to be out of action due to undergoing knee surgery.
~ RJPW : Atsushi Aoki to make his debut for the promotion on 6/29, full card officially announced.
~ Tokyo Gurentai : Tokyo Gurentai vs. OVER GENERATION announced for the 7/19 show. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Suwama to miss 5/21 show + Updated event card including BANG! TV World Heavyweight defense.
~ K-DOJO : Full event card announced for the 6/4 show in Kyoto + ST-K Tag defense.
~ NEW : Full event card announced for the 5/21 show, including Masakatsu Funaki vs. Shinya Aoki.
~ NJPW : Notes from Public Strategy – Bushiroad’s plans for New Japan’s continued growth + Talent announced for the “G1 Special in USA” in early July.
~ NOAH : Jr. Tag League to be held in July.
~ TOKYO GURENTAI : Kazushi Sakuraba announced to compete on the 7/29 show.
~ WRESTLE-1 : “WRESTLE-1 GRAND PRIX 2017” 1-Day tournament to be held on 7/12. Updated 5/20 event card as Jay Freddie returns to Japan. Continue reading →
~ Atsushi Onita announced his retirement show to be on 10/31 at Korakuen Hall, final tour shows announced as well.
~ DDT : KO-D Tag belts formally vacated due to Takayama being injurred, Takeshita & Akito vs. Irie & Higuchi announced to determine the next champions on 5/21.
~ K-DOJO : GO Asakawa vs. TAKA Michinoku announced for the 5/28 show + 5/14 event card released.
~ NJPW : Full event card announced for the next “LION’S GATE” show on 6/15.
~ TOKYO GURENTAI : Another match announced + Kaz Hayashi and Manabu Soya also announced to be competing.
~ ZERO1 : Full event card announced for the 5/21 show at Korakuen – Tanaka vs. Okamoto for the World Heavy belt, Kohei & Hideki vs. Obata and KAI for the Vacant IC Tag belts, and then Kotaro Suzuki will defend the Jr. Double Crown belts against Sean Guinness.
~ MISC : Shuji Ishikawa and Masashi Takeda will be taking part in a special show in Machida on 9/8. The two will be taking on the team of Sekimoto & Miyamoto. Takeda will compete in the USA in June though his full return to the ring from injury is still in question. Continue reading →
~ BJW : Updated event cards, Masashi Takeda out with a knee injury.
~ BASARA : Full card announced for 5/4 show in Osaka, Itadaki 1st day.
~ HEAT-UP : Universal Tag title match announced for 6/4, Kenichiro Arai & Hide Kubota vs Kazuhiro Tamura & Fuminori Abe.
~ K-DOJO : Full event cards announced for the Golden Week shows, Kengo Mashimo vs Isami Kodaka for the ST-K belt set for 5/28.
~ NEW : A couple matches announced for 4/30 show in Saitama.
~ NJPW : Full event card announced for LION’S GATE show on 5/9.
~ ZERO1 : Hayato “Jr” Fujita out with injury as the full card announced for the 4/26 Tenkaichi finals at Korakuen + Updated event cards for the 4/28 through 5/6 shows.
~ MISC : Rikidozan honored with WWE’s legacy award. Mitsuo Momota and Chikara accept the honor at his grave-site. All Japan Joshi referee Shiro Abe passed away at the age of 76. Continue reading →
~ BJW : Updated event cards for 4/21 & 22.
~ DNA : Full event card announced for 4/21 show.
~ FORTUNE DREAM : Kobashi announced the full event card for the 6/14 show, Daisuke Sekimoto & Suwama vs. Kohei Sato & Shingo Takagi.
~ FREEDOMS : KFC Tag match added to 4/8 show, full event card announced for 4/16 show.
~ K-DOJO : TAKA Michinoku vs. Kota Ibushi announced for 4/23 show.
~ W-1 : Full event card announced for 4/19 show at Korakuen, Akebono, Kono & KAI vs Kotaro, NOSAWA & MAZADA. Continue reading →