~ 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 →
~ AJPW : Updated event cards from 1/11 through 1/27.
~ BASARA : Event cards announced for 1/6 through 1/14.
~ BJW : Updated event card for the 1/2 show at Korakuen, World Strong match set + TAJIRI in compeition.
~ DDT : Matches announced for the 1/3 show at the Korakuen, D-Oh Special prelude matches.
~ NJPW : WRESTLE KINGDOM event card officially updated.
~ NOAH : A couple more matches announced for the “Fan Appreciation Show” on 12/25. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Four title matches announced to kick off 2018, Doering vs. Zeus for the Triple Crown and TAJIRI vs. Koraro Suzuki with the World Junior belt.
~ BJW : Shinobu will defend the BJW Junior belt against Kankuro Hoshino on December 30.
~ LAND’S END : Ryoji Sai gets approval to revive the Asia Heavyweight belt with a one-day tournament to be held on 1/21 in Korea.
~ NOAH : DJZ off the January tour due to injury, Ishimori will now defend the X-DIVISION belt against Andrew Everett.
~ RIKI CHOSHU : Updated event card for the 1/14 show, Gota Ihashi joins Choshu and Kota Ibushi and then Jay Bradley replaces the injured DJZ. Continue reading →
~ Don Arakawa passed away at the age of 71.
~ AJPW : Full event card announced for the “Fan Appreciation Show” on 12/17 in Saitama.
~ BJW : The Yokohama 6 Tag belts announced to be in defence on 12/17 show in Yokohama.
~ GUTS World: Press conference as the promotion will close in April of 2018, and Mr. Gannosuke will be retiring from competition.
~ NOAH : Full event card announced for the Korakuen Hall show on 12/22, 4 big titles and The Great Kabuki’s retirement. Continue reading →
~ BJW : Event card announced for the 12/10 show in Hakata.
~ DDT : Full event card announced for the 12/1 show at Shinkiba, TAKA Michinoku vs. Daisuke Sasaki in a 6 man tag.
~ FREEDOMS : First set of matches announced for Takashi Sasaki’s produce show on 12/16 at Korakuen.
~ GUTS : Full event card announced for Daisuke’s retirement show on 12/2 at Shinkiba.
~ NOAH : 4 title matches now announced for the 12/22 show at Korakuen, Harada vs. Minoru and then Yone & Storm vs. Marufuji & Taniguchi. Also The Great Kabuki to hold his formal retirement on the show.
~ TAKA & Taichi : Takashi Iizuka vs. Jun Kasai announced for the 1/23 show at Korakuen.
~ ZERO1 : The full event cards announced for the 12/12 show at Shinkiba 1stRING and 12/21 at Korakuen shows. Continue reading →
~ DDT : KO-D 6 Tag defense set for the 12/10 show.
~ DIFFER CUP : Ishimori vs. Bailey for the X-DIVISION belt officially set for 11/28.
~ MICHINOKU : The full event card was set for the 12/15 show at Korakuen, Space Great War.
~ NJPW : The full card announced for the 12/21 LION’S GATE show.
~ NOAH : The next GHC Heavyweight & GHC Jr. Tag defense set for 12/22. Updated December event cards.
~ WRESTLE-1 : W-1 Tag & UWA 6 Tag defenses announced for December shows.
~ ZERO1 : Full card announced fro the 11/23 show. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : TAJIRI to defend the World Junior belt against Maruyama on 12/17.
~ BJW : Daichi vs. Kamitani on 11/21 to determine the next challenger for the World Strong belt.
~ DDT : EXTREME title match on 11/23 to be contested under No-DQ rules.
~ DIFFER CUP : Mike Bailey called out for Taiji Ishimori to defend the X-Division belt on the 11/28 show.
~ NOAH : The full event card was announced for the “Global League” final show on 11/19, a special 4WAY singles match has been scheduled as well as Ishimori’s return from tour with Impact.
~ W-1 : UWA 6 Tag title belts to be in defense on the 11/19 show.
~ ZERO1 : Super Tiger to defend the UN Heavy belt against KAMIKAZE on the 11/23 show, “Furinkazan Tag” finals show. Continue reading →
~ DNA : Updated 11/9 event card, Kamino out with concussion, Oishi added to the show.
~ FREEDOMS : Jun Kasai’s return match announced for the 11/13 show at Korakuen.
~ K-DOJO : Updated event card for the 11/12 show.
~ NJPW : Omega vs. Barreta set for the IWGP US belt.
~ NOAH : Gurukun Mask & Shuri Joe call out for a shot at the GHC Jr. Tag belts.
~ Onita : Atsushi Onita announced his own produce show on 12/3 at Shinkiba, will be the referee for the scheduled match.
~ Choshu : Riki Choshu announced that he will be hosting his own show on 1/14 at Korakuen.
~ Toho Eiyuden : Former IGF announced first show at the Korakuen Hall on 11/16. Featuring Japan vs. China matches.
~ ZERO1 : Updated event cards for the 11/5 & 11/13 shows. Continue reading →