~ 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 →
~ AJPW : The matches were announced for the “2018 Champion Carnival” that takes place throughout the month of April.
~ BASARA : The full event card was announced for the finals of the “IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT” on 2/19.
~ DG : Mochizuki set to defend the Dream Gate belt against Ben-K on 3/4.
~ NOAH : Event cards updated for the 2/22 – 2/24 shows.
~ ZERO1 : 4 titles matches announced for the Korakuen Hall show on 4/3, the main event will see Obata to defend the World Heavy belt against Kohei. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : The full event card announced fro the 3/4 show at Blue Field + Updated 2/14 show as Suwama takes on Hikaru in a singles bout.
~ BASARA : The first round matches set for the “IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT 2018” on 2/11.
~ BJW : Takeda vs. Sekine for the Death belt set for 3/12 + The split blocks and matches announced for this years “Ikkitosen ~ STRONG CLIMB”
~ NOAH : KENSO to compete on the 3/11 show in Yokohama, as he teams with Jay Bradley to take on Maybach & Nagai + Matches announced for the 2/23 & 2/24 shows.
~ MISC : DG (Kanda vs Tominaga for the Brave belt on 3/3), Minoru Suzuki to host his 30th anniversary in June, Stardom (Full card set for the 2/18 show at Korakuen) Continue reading →
~ AJPW : A press conference was held today as the next Triple Crown and World Tag defenses have been set, Yusuke Okada joins Evolution, and Maruyama to hold a “out of contract” self-produce show in March.
~ BJW : All 12 wrestlers announced for this years “Ikkitosen 2018 ~STRONG CLIMB~”.
~ DDT : Full event card announced for the 2/25 show at the Korakuen Hall.
~ NOAH : Updated event cards for the first part of February shows + Marufuji & Kotoge vs. Hideki Suzuki & Jay Bradley announced for the 2/22 show at Korakuen. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : It was made official earlier this week that Ryoji Sai will be teaming with Nomura to challege against Akiyama & Nagata for the now vacant Asia Tag belts.
~ BJW : It was announced that Shinobu will be defending the Junior belt against either Sekifuda or Abe on 2/27 at Korakuen.
~ DDT : Updated event cards for the February tour of shows, KO-D 6 Tag belts to be defended on 2/27 – SHuten-Doji vs BASARA.
~ NOAH : Four title matches announced for the 3/11 show at Yokohama.
~ WRESTLE-1 : The full event card was announced for the 2/4 show, UWA 6 Tag belts to be in defense, Manabu Soya & AKIRA will be team on 2/14 at Korakuen, and then Kojima will miss the MASTERS show on 2/16 due to injury.
~ ZERO1 : Yusaku Obata vs. Isami Kodaka formally announced for the World Heavyweight defense on 2/12 at Korakuen.
~ MISC : Kyushu Pro title defense announced for 3/4, Michinoku : Dick Togo to return from illness on 2/18 & Kazushi Sakuraba announced a grappling event called “QUINTET” to be held on 4/11 at the Ryogoku Kokugikan. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : GAORA TV belt to be in defense on 2/13, Akiyama vs. Nishimura with 6 man tag rules + Full card announced for the 2/3 show in Yokohama.
~ DDT : The final match set for the D-KING GRAND PRIX on 1/28 at Korakeun + Full card announced + EXTREME belt to be in defense on 2/3 in Nerima.
~ FREEDOMS : Full event card announced for the 2/11 show in Hiroshima, UWA World Junior : Susumu vs. Chikano.
~ MICHIPRO : Rui Hyugaji to defend the Tohoku Jr. belt against Kengo on 3/17, Togo re-joins the promotion, Daichi Sasaki to head to Mexico in March + Shinzaki’s 25th anniversary to be held in June.
~ NOAH : The full event card was updated for the 2/2 show at Korakuen, GHC Heavy : Kenoh vs. Miyamoto.
~ WRESTLE-1 : UWA 6 Tag belts to be in defense on 1/21 + Ito to defend the Result belt against Kuroshio on 2/14 + Another match added to MASTERS show on 2/16.
~ ZERO1 : The full event card was announced for the Cho-Hanabi show on 1/28 in Osaka, Double title match : Obata vs. Miyamoto. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Press conference for the upcoming Yokohama show on 2/3. Doering vs. KAI, Suwama/Ishikawa vs. Miyahara/Yoshitatsu, and then Akiyama to team with Yuji Nagata to challenge for the Asia Tag belts.
~ BASARA : Ryuichi Sekine to hold his 10th anniversary as a pro on 1/21, takes on Nakatsu in a singles match.
~ BJW : Takuya Nomura vs. Fuminori Abe to main young wrestler show on 1/17 + Full event card announced for 1/25 at Korakuen.
~ DNA : The full event card was announced for the 1/21 show in Saitama.
~ NOAH : Noamichi Maurufji vs. Kaito Kiyomiya added to the Korakuen Hall show on 2/2.
~ MASTERS : Mutoh and Chono hosted a press conference to announce the main event for the 2/16 show at Korakuen. MASTERS vs. TEAM 2000, though Chono will only be there in a manager role. Continue reading →
~ BASARA : Tag Tournament announced to be held in February + updated 1/14 event card.
~ DDT : Updated event card for NωA final on 1/28 + a couple matches announced for the DNA show on 1/21.
~ FREEDOMS : Full event card announced for the 1/27 show in Yokohama.
~ NJPW : Next major titles matches and events announced for the January tour of shows heading into the bigger Osaka show on 2/10, as Okada defends the IWGP Heavy belt against SANADA + FANTASTICA MANIA card announced.
~ NOAH : Event cards updated as Kaito Kiyomiya is no longer aligned with Kenoh and Sugiura.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Wrestlers announced for next months “WRESTLE-1 CRUISER FES” and updated event card for the 1/14 show as a new masked wrestler debuted.
~ ZERO1 : Isami Kodaka announced to be a challenger for the World Heavyweight belt on 2/12. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Atsushi Maruyama joins All Japan, Jr. BATTLE OF GLORY wrestlers and matches announced, event card announced 1/25, and 3 titles matches set for 2/3 in Yokohama.
~ BJW : BJW Tag title match added to the 1/25 show at Korakuen + full card announced for 1/28 in Nagoya.
~ FREEDOMS : Full event card announced for Kenji Fukimoto’s 20th anniversary show on 1/14 in Osaka.
~ LAND’S END : Matches announced for the All Asia Heavyweight Tournament on 1/21 in Korea.
~ NOAH : Updated event cards for the January tour of shows.
~ W-1 : Full event card announced for the 1/14 show in Osaka + 2 matches announced for the dojo show on 1/27.
~ ZERO1 : Double title match made official as Yusaku Obata takes on Yuko Miyamoto on 1/28 in Osaka. Continue reading →