~ AJPW : Updated event cards from 5/24 through 5/31.
~ Dragon Gate : President Takashi Okamura retires due to illness, Toru Kido announced as new representative director, CIMA will focus on OWE Shanghai along with T-Hawk, El Lindaman & Takehiro Yamamura.
~ FORTUNE DREAM : Kenta Kobashi to hold a special talk battle with Masahiro Chono on the 6/11 show at the Korakuen Hall.
~ Michinoku Pro : Sasuke to take on the Brahman Brothers in a special “mask vs hair” match on 6/15 at the Korakuen Hall.
~ NJPW : The wrestlers and matches announced for the “BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. 25”, which runs from on 5/18 through 6/4. Four title matches also announced for “DOMINION” on 6/9 in Osaka.
~ NOAH : Updated event cards for the 5/21 through 5/29 shows.
~ TOKYO GURENTAI : Rey Wagner, El Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr., and Kendo Kashin announced to compete on the 7/17 show at the Shinjuku FACE.
~ WRESTLE-1 : The full event cards announced for the 5/13 and 5/27 shows, and then two title matches set for the 6/13 show at the Korakuen Hall. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Kazuki Ebina withdraws from All Japan, Yusuke Okada out with injury, Miyahara to defend the Triple Crown against Naomichi Marufuji on 5/24, and World Tag defense set for 6/3.
~ BJW : The full event card announced for the 5/13 show at the Korakuen Hall.
~ DDT : Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazusada Higuchi to defend the KO-D Tag belts against Kota Umeda & Yuki Ueno on 5/22 at Shinkiba.
~ LAND’S END : Full event card announced for the 6/6 show in Yokohama.
~ NOAH : The full event card announced for the “Navig. with Emerald Spirits 2018” tour kick-off show on 6/10 at Korakuen.
~ WRESTLE-1 : The full event card announced for the 5/6 show at Korakuen, UWA World 6 Tag defense added to the show.
~ ZERO1 : Yusaku Obata to defend the World Heavyweight belt against Masato Tanaka on 6/3 in Sapporo. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Yuma Aoyagi announced to return on 6/5 for the final Differ Ariake show, updated event cards for late May and early June shows.
~ DDT : Updated event cards for the May tour of shows, EXTREME defense on 5/13 & KO-D Open defense on 5/20.
~ DNA : The full event card announced for the 5/9 show.
~ FREEDOMS : Full event cards announced for the first part of May shows.
~ NOAH : Three title matches announced for 5/29 at Korakuen + Updated May tour of shows + RATEL’S to hold a self-produce show on 6/30.
~ TOKYO GURENTAI : Masaaki Mochizuki to defend the Tokyo World belt against Kaz Hayashi on 7/17 at Shinjuku FACE.
~ ZERO1 : Matches announced for the 5/19 show at the Shinkiba 1stRING. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Masakatsu Funaki to hold his 33rd anniversary as a wrestler on 6/3 in Kobe.
~ BJW : Hideki Suzuki vs. Daisuke Sekimoto for the World Strong belt set for the 5/5 show in Yokohama.
~ DDT : Next KO-D Tag title match set for 5/1, Kota Umeda versus Go Shiozaki announced for 4/29 at Korakuen.
~ FREEDOMS : Full cards announced for the 5/4 & 5/6 shows.
~ K-DOJO : Full cards announced for the “Golden Week” shows from 4/29 through 5/6.
~ NOAH : Daisuke Haarda vs. Hi69 for the GHC Jr. belt set for 5/13 in Hakata, before a special hardcore match to take place on 5/4 at Korakuen. Continue reading →
~ BASARA : Updated event cards for the 4/20 & 5/3 shows. Then the ZERO1 Junior 2 crown belts in defense on 5/6
~ BJW : Updated event cards for the 4/14 & 15 shows, which will feature the finals of the “Ikkitosen~ strong climb”, and the full event card for the Osaka show on 4/22.
~ DDT : Full event card announced fro the 4/14 show and the KO-D Tag belts to be in defense on 5/1 in Shinkiba.
~ LAND’S END : Ryoji Sai set to defend the Asia Heavyweight belt against Kim Su Bin, from South Korea, on May 7 in Fukuoka
~ NJPW : The full event card announced for the next “LION’S GATE” show on 5/15. Nagata vs. Yoshida and Umino vs. Sekimoto set.
~ NOAH : Updated event cards for the 4/14 & 15 shows, GHC Junior Tag Tournament.
~ WRESTLE-1 : The full event card was announced for the Korakuen Hall show on 4/18. Continue reading →
~ DDT : KO-D Openweight and EXTREME title defenses set for 4/29 at Korakuen, Cherry & Suguru Miyatake announce their leave of the promotion, and updated DNA card for 4/5 show.
~ DG : T-Hawk & Eita vs. Big R Shimizu & Ben-K set for the Brave Gate belt on 5/6 in Nagoya.
~ FORTUNE DREAM : Two more matches announced for Kobashi’s produce show on 6/11 at Korakuen.
~ FREEDOMS : Violento Jack set to defend the FREEDOM belt against Masashi Takeda on 5/2 at Korakuen.
~ NJPW : Matches announced for the next set of big shows at the end of this month and the start of the next.
~ NOAH : The matches were announced for the small tournament to crown the new GHC Jr. Tag Champions on 4/14 & 4/15. Prelude matches also set for the 4/11 show at Korakuen.
~ W-1 : Keiji Mutoh undergoes a successful double knee replacement, Hiroshi Yamato announced his resignation from the promotion, and Kuroshio vs. Tachibana for the Result belt set for the 4/18 show at Korakuen.
~ ZERO1 : More matches announced for the Yasukuni Shrine show on 4/8, and then Obata set to defend the World Heavy belt against Hartley Jackson on 4/22 at Shinjuku FACE. Continue reading →
~ BJW : Full event card announced for 4/27 at the Shinkiba 1stRING.
~ DDT : Full event card announced for the 4/1 show at Korakuen, next KO-D title defense set to take place on 4/29.
~ FORTUNE DREAM : Kobashi announced that the next show will be held on 6/11 at the Korakuen Hall. The show will feature both Koki Kitahara’s 30th anniversary and retirement from pro-wrestling.
~ FREEDOMS : Full event card announced for the 4/12 show at the Shinkiba 1stRING.
~ K-DOJO : Some matches announced for the “Golden Week” kick-off show on 4/28, Daisuke Sekimoto & Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio to compete.
~ NJPW : The full event card was announced for “SAKURA GENSIS” on 4/1 at Ryogoku.
~ NOAH : A couple matches announced for the Hokkaido show on 4/14.
~ W-1 : The full event card was announced for the 4/3 show at the Shinkiba 1stRING. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Match order set for the Saitama show on 3/25. The show will be live on AJPW.tv
~ BASARA : Full event card announced for the 3/29, main to be for the MAX belt, Isami vs. Tsukamoto.
~ BJW : The BJW Tag belts were announced to be in defense on 4/5, as Takeda & Tsukamoto defend against Miyamoto & Isami.
~ DDT : The match order set for the 3/25 show at Ryogoku, The show will be live on DDT Universe.
~ Hagure IGF : The full card announced for the 4/4 at the Shinjuku FACE.
~ K-DOJO : TAKA vs. TAJIRI announced for the 4/22 show at Korakuen.
~ NJPW : Okada vs. Sabre set for SAKURA GENESIS on 4/1 at Ryogoku.
~ NOAH : Kiyomiya announced to be able to compete on 3/29, following a minor concussion that caused him to miss a previous show.
~ RJPW : The full event card announced for the 3/29 show at the Korakuen Hall. The show to feature everyone competing under a mask.
~ VKF : TORU to defend the VKF belt against Voltage on 4/30 in Osaka.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Doi & Kumagoro set to defend the W-1 Tag belts against Soya & AKIRA on 4/18 at the Korakuen Hall. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : All Japan announced that their digital service begins this month, 900 yen per month, the 3/25 show will be free, April will see the entire “Champion Carnival” on the service.
~ DDT : Yuko Miyamoto vs. Mike Bailey for the EXTREME belt set for 4/1 at Korakuen.
~ HEAT-UP : Arai & Kubota defend the tag belts aginst Dokonjo & Kazato on 5/5 in Gotemba.
~ MICHIPRO : Fujita Jr Hayato undergoes a successful left knee surgery. Will is set to begin rehabilitation, though no word on when he can return.
~ NOAH : Taiji Ishimori announced his leave from Pro-Wrestling NOAH, Yoshinari Ogawa & Minoru Tanaka relinquish the GHC Jr. Tag belts, and a small tournament will take place in April to crown the next champions.
~ Toshiaki Kawada : Kawada announced that he will be hosting a self-produce show on 4/26 at the Shinkiba 1stRING.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Latest W-1 TV featuring the 3/14 Korakuen show, full card announced for the 3/17 show, a couple matches announced for the 4/1 ACE show, and Yoshioka vs. Alejandro announced to take place on 4/18 at Korakuen. Continue reading →
~ BJW : Match updates for the 2/27 & 3/8 shows.
~ DDT : The match rules announced for the EXTREME title match between Miyamoto and Katsumata on 2/25.
~ DNA : All 8 teams and matches announced for the “DNA SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT”.
~ NOAH : Kenoh vs. Masa Kitamiya announced for Kenoh’s 10th anniversary on 3/21.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Latest video updates + 2 more matches added to the ACE show on 3/4.
~ MISC : DOVE tournament to crown a new World Heavy champion, and then HUB to face Dick Togo on May 13 in Osaka. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Updated event cards for the 3/16 & 3/18 shows.
~ BASARA : Full card announced for the 3/3 show, the main will see Kodaka vs. Oosugi for the Union MAX.
~ Michinoku : Full cards announced for the 3/16 through 3/18 shows. Hyugaji vs. Kengo for the Tohoku Junior belt and Daichi Sasaki’s competes in special send-off matches before he goes to Mexico.
~ NJPW : EVIL announced to be out with injury, event cards updated.
~ NOAH : The matches were announced for next month’s “GLOBAL TAG LEAGUE 2018”.
~ RJPW : A special lucha match announced for the 3/29 show at Korakuen Hall, Dos Caras and Dos Caras Jr. (Guillermo Rodriguez) to compete.
~ W-1 : Keiji Mutoh announced that he will be undergoing knee replacement surgery at the end of March. Though he will be taking part in a special 6 man tag match on 3/14 at Korakuen featuring several of his former students. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Evolution vs Hagure IGF International announced for the 3/25 show in Saitama + Omori calls out for a chance at the Asia Tag belts.
~ DRADITION : Fujinami announced the full event cards for the 4/20 & 4/21 shows. Bob Backlund and The Cobra set to compete.
~ NJPW : The full card has been announced for NJPW’s Anniversary Event on 3/6. Okada vs. Ospreay.
~ NOAH : Shiro Koshinaka & Akitoshi Saito vs. Marufuji & Kotoge added to the 3/11 show in Yokohama.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Ashino vs. Soya announced for the 3/14 show at Korakuen.
~ DNA : Watase vs Minoru Tanaka set for the 3/7 show
~ Hagure IGF International : Show announced for 4/4 at Shinjuku FACE.
~ TAKAYAMANIA show announced to be held on 8/31 at Korakuen Hall. Continue reading →