~ 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 →
~ BASARA : Main event set for the Korakuen Hall show on April 29 (Ryuichi vs Nakatsu).
~ DRADITION : Full card announced for the Korakuen Hall show on April 20, Fujinami’s 45th anniversary show.
~ K-DOJO : Full card announced for the 4/1 (K-BLOOM) and 4/2 (K-UP IMPACT) shows.
~ Michinoku : Full event card announced for the Shinkiba 1stRING show on April 15, Tohoku Tag : Hidaka and Fujita vs Yappermen.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Full card announced for the 4/9 show in Hokkaido, UWA 6 Tag defense set : Inaba, Kodama & Fujimura vs. Hayashi, Kono & Kondo. 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 →