~ 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 →
~ 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 →
~ AJPW : Full event card announced for the 6/7, 6/11 & 6/13 shows, Hikaru to miss a couple shows due to injury.
~ DDT : Updated event cards for the 6/10 – 18 shows, semi-finals for “King of DDT” set, and next KO-D defense set for 7/2 (Takeshita vs Bailey).
~ FREEDOMS : Full card announced for 6/25 show.
~ GUTS World : Full card announced for the 6/20 show, 3 title matches set (GWC Single: Daisuke vs CHANGO).
~ NEW : Matches announced for the 6/8 show.
~ NJPW : Full card released for the “DOMINION 6.11” show, Hiromu vs KUSHIDA for the IWGP Jr. and NEVER 6 (5 team) Tag Gauntlet set.
~ NOAH : Takashi Sugiura out of action for the next several months due to arrhythmia, HAYATA vs. Ishimori officially set for the 6/25 show, and Kiyomiya will be heading off to train in Canada next month.
~ RJPW : Otani will defend the Legends belt against Funaki 6/29 at Korakuen. Super Tiger versus Rocky Kawamura also announced.
~ ZERO1 : 3 matches announced for the next Korakuen Hall show on 6/22, ZERO1 vs NEW set. 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 →
~ AJPW : Zeus & Bodyguard vs Daichi & Kamitani set for 5/20, Suwama and Sai injured, and the Fuchi & Onita to defend the Asia Tag belts against Aoki & Hikaru on 6/20.
~ DDT : Updated event cards, No DQ rule added to EXTREME defense on 5/21 and the full event card announced for 5/28 show at Korakuen.
~ NJPW : Full event cards released for the BOSJ tour.
~ FORTUNE DREAM : Takayama off the show due to injury, Hideki Suzuki announced as his replacement.
~ NEW : Kazunari Murakami invades NEW & Inoki Museum, wants match against Suzukawa + Matches announced for 5/21 show in Chiba.
~ Doutonbori : Mihara versuss GAINA and Cooger & Billyken versus TORU & Ra-pid for the WDW belts announced for the 7/16 show.
~ FREEDOMS : Matches announced for 6/4 show.
~ HEAT-UP : Kazuhiro Tamura versus Daisuke Kanehira for the Universal belt announced for the 8/12 show at Korakuen. 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 : Wrestlers announced for “BJW Junior Heavyweight League” + Hideki Suzuki vs Hideyoshi Kamitani set for 5/25 + Updated event cards for May tour.
~ DDT : Konosuke Takeshita vs. Yasu Urano for the KO-D belt officially set for the 5/28 show/
~ FREEDOMS : Updated event cards for the 5/20, 21, and 24 shows.
~ Michinoku : Event card announced for the Korakuen Hall show on 6/18, Sasuke & New Sailor Boys vs Brahman Brothers & Hakushi + GAINA show announced for 7/17.
~ NEW : Full event card announced for the 5/12 show, Suzukawa vs Super Tiger.
~ NJPW : More matches announced for the DOMINION show on 6/11 + Matches announced for the BOSJ 24.
~ TOKYO GURENTAI : Masaaki Mochizuki versus Yuko Miyamoto for the Tokyo Heavy belt announced for the 7/19 show.
~ WRESTLE-1 : UWA 6 Tag defense set for the 5/14 show and Result Championship defense set for the 5/20 show. Continue reading →
~ DDT : Updated 5/6 event card as Takayama is out with a back injury.
~ NJPW : Double main event announced for “DOMINION 6.11 in OSAKA-JO HALL”. Featuring WK rematches as Okada takes on Omega and Naito faces Tanahashi.
~ NOAH : Full tour announced for May tour, with Nakajima defending the GHC belt against Yone on 6/4. The show to also feature Marufuji & Taniguchi taking on Cody Hall & Randy Reign. Brian Cage to be on the later half of the tour.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Next set of title defenses announced, As Ashino defends the W-1 belt against Koji Doi and MAZADA defends the Cruiser belt against Kaz Hayashi. Continue reading →
~ BJW : Full event card released for the 5/15 show.
~ DDT : Takayama loses his rights to challenge anytime, anywhere to Yasu Urano and with that it was also announced that he would be out with a cervical spine cord injury.
~ DG : Full event card for tomorrow’s “DEAD OR ALIVE 2017”.
~ NJPW : Competitors announced for the “BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. 24”.
~ NOAH : Yone set to challenge Nakajima for the GHC Heavyweight belt on June 4 at Korakuen. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Keisuke Ishii vs. Hikaru announced as the main event for the 4/28 show, Zeus & Bodyguard to join Ultimo Dragon for his 30th Anniversary show in Mexico on 5/27. 30th Anniversary show in Japan set for 8/19.
~ DDT : Takeshita & Akito announced their team name as “ALL OUT”. Yasu Urano to go freelance from the promotion.
~ FREEDOMS : Masashi Takeda out with an ACL injury, event cards updated.
~ NEW : 2 more matches announced for the 4/30 show in Saitama, Akira Joh makes his in-ring return.
~ NJPW : Takashi Iizuka out with a ankle fracture, event cards changed.
~ NOAH : Impact Wrestling’s Bram off of the tour due to a behavior issues. KAZMA SAKAMOTO to fill the openings on the tour.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio to take on Shuji Kondo for his return match on 5/4. More matches announced for that show.
~ ZERO1 : Updated event cards for the 4/30 and 5/6 shows. 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 →