~ AJPW : Following the conclusion of the big Ryogoku show, a press conference was held with updates for the upcoming tour in September.
~ BJW : Teams announced fro the “2017 Saikyo Tag League” death and strong split blocks, as well as matches announced for the September tour of shows.
~ DDT : Full event card announced for the Osaka show on September 10.
~ FREEDOMS : Full event card announced for September 3 show, 4WAY match set for the KFC TAG belts, Kasai out with a temporary injury.
~ NJPW : Following the conclusion of the G1 CLIMAX 27, the full match cards have been released for the NJPW’s three “DESTRUCTION” shows, as well as two of the headlining matches for KING OF PRO WRESTLING.
~ NOAH : Three title matches were announced for the upcoming “ GREAT VOYAGE 2017 in YOKOHAMA vol.2 ” that will be taking place on October 1. Continue reading →
~ AJPW/Onita : KIYOSHI announced to join Suwama & Atsushi Aoki against Atushi Onita, Raijin Yaguchi & Ricky Fujita for Onita Produce show on July 16.
~ DDT : Full card announced for 7/23 show, KO-D Tag defense set as Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi take on Shuji Ishikawa &Mad Paulie, then Daisuke Sasaki and Joey Ryan will be in yet another double title match.
~ NEW : Event card announced for the 7/15 & 16 shows.
~ NJPW : Full event cards announced for the G1 CLIMAX tour of shows as the IWGP Tag and IWGP Junior Tag will be defended on the final show on July 17.
~ NOAH : Hi69 joined NOAH and Ishimori to defend the GHC Junior belt against YO-HEY at “DEPARTURE” on 8/6.
~ W-1 / MASTERS : Hiroshi Hase announced to be returning to the ring for the 7/26 “PRO-WRESTLING MASTERS” show at the Korakuen Hall. 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. Jake Lee & Naoya Nomura for the World Tag belts set for 7/17 + Asia Tag defense set for 7/23, Aoki & Hikaru vs. Tank Nagai & Ayumu Honda.
~ BJW : Updated event cards for 7/1 & 7/8 shows.
~ DDT : Full event card announced for 7/2 show, Takeshita vs. Bailey for the KO-D to main.
~ FREEDOMS : Full card announced for the Jun Kasai Produce show on 7/9, KFC Tag defense set as Mammoth Sasaki & Toru Sugiura taking on Miedo Xtremo & Ciclope.
~ NJPW : The split blocks and early headlining matches announced the G1 CLIMX 27.
~ NOAH : Nakajima to defend the GHC Heavy belt against Brian Cage on 7/27 + Updated event cards for the July tour of shows.
~ ZERO1 : Full event card announced for the first day of the Fire Festival on 7/9, Obata vs. Inaba, Kohei vs. Okamoto, Tanaka vs. Super Tiger, and Kenoh vs. LEONA set to kick off the league. Continue reading →
~ 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 →