~ BJW : Updated event cards for 8/6, 8/7, 8/11, and 8/13.
~ K-DOJO : Kaji Tomato out with a minor shoulder injury + “Especial Lucha Fiesta” announced to be held in September.
~ NEW : Promotion announced to be suspended due to on-going issues between Antonio and Simon Inoki.
~ MISC : Hiroshi Hase made a successful return to the ring for “PRO-WRESTLING MASTERS” + He announced his own show to be held on October 1 in Kanazawa, Ishikawa called “PRO-WRESTLING LEGACY 2017 IN Kanazawa”. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Asia Tag defense set for 7/28 show in Nagoya, Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato vs. Masashi Takeda & Atsushi Maruyama.
~ BJW : Event cards announced for the 7/30, 8/8 & 8/9 shows, news rookie set to debut.+ Full event card announced for the Masahito Kakihara Aid show on 8/14.
~ HEAT-UP : Full event card announced for the 8/12 show at Korakuen.
~ NOAH : Full event card announced for the “Jr. Heavy Tag League” final on 7/27 + Nakajima vs. Cage for the GHC will main event the show.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Full event card announced for the 7/30 show in Kawasaki and a couple more matches announced for the 8/11 show at Korakuen.
~ ZERO1 : Otani & Takaiwa vs. Hideki Suzuki & Keisuke Okuda announced for the “Fire Festival” final show on 7/30 at Korakuen. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Tons of updates, next title defenses set from Ishikawa vs. Miyahara at Ryogoku on 8/27, a GAORA TV match between Akiyama and Omori on 8/11, the World Junior belt in defense as Hikaru defends against TAJIRI on 7/30, and then the World Tag belts in defense on 7/28. Plus updated event cards for the August tour of shows including the “GROWIN’ UP” on 8/3 and Ultimo Dragon’s 30th anniversary at Korakuen on 8/19.
~ BJW : Masaya Takahashi set to join the promotion on 8/1. Next BJW Death Match defense set to take place on 8/19. Also announced for that show will be Hideki Suzuki vs. Daichi Hashimoto for the World Strong belt.
~ DDT : EXTREME title defense between Daisuke Sasaki and Joey Ryan to be contested under ladder match rules.
~ W-1 : UWA 6 Tag defense announced for the 7/22 show in Gotenba and the Andy Wu vs. Yoshioka for the Cruiser belt announced to take place on 9/2 in Yokohama. 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 →
~ Deathmatch veteran Mr. Pogo passed away at the age of 66.
~ BJW : Updated event card for the 7/17 Ryogoku show, Shinobu set for junior crown, Yokohama 6 Tag challengers announced, Kota Sekifuda set to return, and Masakatsu Funaki announced to be competing.
~ DDT : Updated event cards for the July 8 & 9 shows, DDT EXTREME & TAG defenses set.
~ Doutonbori : Full event card announced for the 7/16 show, Mihara vs GAINA to main event.
~ W-1 : Heisei Ishin-gun vs BJW announced announced for MASTERS show on 7/26.
~ ZERO1 : All 10 wrestlers officially set for July’s Fire Festival 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 : Zeus & Bodyguard vs Akiyama & Omori for the World Tag belts announced to take place on 6/25.
~ BASARA : Isami to hold his 15th anniversary show at the Korakuen Hall on 10/1 + Full event card announced for the 6/25 show.
~ DNA : MAO vs. Tetsuya Endo announced for the 7/4 show, full card now set.
~ K-DOJO : Kengo Mashimo and Yuki Sato both to be out of action due to undergoing knee surgery.
~ RJPW : Atsushi Aoki to make his debut for the promotion on 6/29, full card officially announced.
~ Tokyo Gurentai : Tokyo Gurentai vs. OVER GENERATION announced for the 7/19 show. Continue reading →
~ BJW : Full card announced fro the 6/21 show at the Shinkiba 1stRING.
~ DNA : More matches announced for the Korakuen Hall show on 7/4.
~ NOAH : Press conference for Nakajima vs Kotoge on 6/25, Matches announced for July’s “Junior Heavy Tag League”, and former MMA fighter Seiichi Ikemoto to have a special exhibition match on 7/20.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Kaz Hayashi announced two more league’s for 2017, the “W-1 Tag League” and the “W-1 Cruiser Fes(t)”. Then the full event card was announced for the 6/18 show as Daiki Inaba returns after two months follow a concussion.
~ ZERO1 : Half of the wrestlers announced for the upcoming “Fire Festival”, 10 wrestlers in one single block, as well as the full tour dates were also released. Continue reading →