News Listings for May 10, 2017

~ 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

News Listings for May 8, 2017

~ BJW : Wrestlers announced for “BJW Junior Heavyweight League” + Hideki Suzuki vs Hideyoshi Kamitani set for 5/25 + Updated event cards for May tour.
~ DDT : Konosuke Takeshita vs. Yasu Urano for the KO-D belt officially set for the 5/28 show/
~ FREEDOMS : Updated event cards for the 5/20, 21, and 24 shows.
~ Michinoku : Event card announced for the Korakuen Hall show on 6/18, Sasuke & New Sailor Boys vs Brahman Brothers & Hakushi + GAINA show announced for 7/17.
~ NEW : Full event card announced for the 5/12 show, Suzukawa vs Super Tiger.
~ NJPW : More matches announced for the DOMINION show on 6/11 + Matches announced for the BOSJ 24.
~ TOKYO GURENTAI : Masaaki Mochizuki versus Yuko Miyamoto for the Tokyo Heavy belt announced for the 7/19 show.
~ WRESTLE-1 : UWA 6 Tag defense set for the 5/14 show and Result Championship defense set for the 5/20 show. Continue reading

News Listings for May 5, 2017

~ DDT : Updated 5/6 event card as Takayama is out with a back injury.
~ NJPW : Double main event announced for “DOMINION 6.11 in OSAKA-JO HALL”. Featuring WK rematches as Okada takes on Omega and Naito faces Tanahashi.
~ NOAH : Full tour announced for May tour, with Nakajima defending the GHC belt against Yone on 6/4. The show to also feature Marufuji & Taniguchi taking on Cody Hall & Randy Reign. Brian Cage to be on the later half of the tour.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Next set of title defenses announced, As Ashino defends the W-1 belt against Koji Doi and MAZADA defends the Cruiser belt against Kaz Hayashi. Continue reading

News Listings for May 4, 2017

~ BJW : Full event card released for the 5/15 show.
~ DDT : Takayama loses his rights to challenge anytime, anywhere to Yasu Urano and with that it was also announced that he would be out with a cervical spine cord injury.
~ DG : Full event card for tomorrow’s “DEAD OR ALIVE 2017”.
~ NJPW : Competitors announced for the “BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. 24”.
~ NOAH : Yone set to challenge Nakajima for the GHC Heavyweight belt on June 4 at Korakuen. Continue reading

News Listings for May 2, 2017

~ AJPW : Updated May event cards, Miyahara vs. Ishikawa for the Triple Crown and Hikaru vs Black Tiger VII for the World Junior set for 5/21.
~ BJW : BJW Tag belts in defense on 5/25, Sekimoto & Okayabashi vs. Hama & Nakanoue, BJW Junior Heavyweight champion to be crowned in July.
~ DDT : Updated event cards for Golden Week shows + KO-D 6 Tag defense added to the 5/28 show at Korakuen. Main event to feature Takeshita defending against Takayama.
~ FMW : Updated event cards for May mini-tour of shows.
~ FORTUNE DREAM : Kenta Kobashi to hold a talk battle with Manami Toyota at the 6/14 show.
~ ZERO1 : Kanemoto & Minoru vs. Otani & Takaiwa for the NWA Light Tag belts announced for the 5/12 show.
~ A-TEAM : Special 6 Man Tag match announced for 5/21 show. Continue reading

News Listings for April 27, 2017

~ AJPW : Keisuke Ishii vs. Hikaru announced as the main event for the 4/28 show, Zeus & Bodyguard to join Ultimo Dragon for his 30th Anniversary show in Mexico on 5/27. 30th Anniversary show in Japan set for 8/19.
~ DDT : Takeshita & Akito announced their team name as “ALL OUT”. Yasu Urano to go freelance from the promotion.
~ FREEDOMS : Masashi Takeda out with an ACL injury, event cards updated.
~ NEW : 2 more matches announced for the 4/30 show in Saitama, Akira Joh makes his in-ring return.
~ NJPW : Takashi Iizuka out with a ankle fracture, event cards changed.
~ NOAH : Impact Wrestling’s Bram off of the tour due to a behavior issues. KAZMA SAKAMOTO to fill the openings on the tour.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio to take on Shuji Kondo for his return match on 5/4. More matches announced for that show.
~ ZERO1 : Updated event cards for the 4/30 and 5/6 shows. Continue reading

News Listings for April 25, 2017

~ BJW : Updated event cards, Masashi Takeda out with a knee injury.
~ BASARA : Full card announced for 5/4 show in Osaka, Itadaki 1st day.
~ HEAT-UP : Universal Tag title match announced for 6/4, Kenichiro Arai & Hide Kubota vs Kazuhiro Tamura & Fuminori Abe.
~ K-DOJO : Full event cards announced for the Golden Week shows, Kengo Mashimo vs Isami Kodaka for the ST-K belt set for 5/28.
~ NEW : A couple matches announced for 4/30 show in Saitama.
~ NJPW : Full event card announced for LION’S GATE show on 5/9.
~ ZERO1 : Hayato “Jr” Fujita out with injury as the full card announced for the 4/26 Tenkaichi finals at Korakuen + Updated event cards for the 4/28 through 5/6 shows.
~ MISC : Rikidozan honored with WWE’s legacy award. Mitsuo Momota and Chikara accept the honor at his grave-site. All Japan Joshi referee Shiro Abe passed away at the age of 76. Continue reading

News Listings for April 20, 2017

~ AJPW : Issues arize between All Japan and FMW over wrongful use of Suwama’s name. + FMW 4/27 card.
~ BASARA : Competitors announced for the 2017 “Itadaki” league. Will run through May and June.
~ BJW : Full card announced for 4/28 at Korakuen and big show at Yokohama on 5/5. DeathMatch and World Strong defenses.
~ GUTS World : Full card announced for the 5/5 show at Korakuen.
~ Michinoku : Ayumu Gunji out with a neck injury, to miss the Golden Week tour of shows.
~ RJPW : Akebono to miss the 4/27 show, Kendo Kashin announced as his replacement, updated card.
~ W-1 : Full event card announced for the 4/23 show, Result title: Koji Doi vs Kumagoro. Then 3 title matches announced for the 5/4 show at Korakuen, Shotaro Ashino vs Manabu Soya. Continue reading

News Listings for April 18, 2017

~ BJW : Kojika to compete on 4/28 for his 75th birthday, also announced for the big Yokohama show on 5/5.
~ DDT : 5WAY Next Challenger match announced for DDT EXTEME belt.
~ Doutonbori : Full card announced for the 5/7 show, Kazuaki Mihara vs Katsumi Oribe for the WDW belt.
~ FREEDOMS : Full card announced for the 5/2 show at Korakuen and 5/4 show in Yokohama.
~ NOAH : Special memorial ceremony to be held for the late Haruka Eigen on April 23 in Kanazawa.
~ ZERO1 : Akebono and Shogun Okamoto to relinquish the IC Tag belts due to Akebono missing all upcoming shows due to a skin infection. Continue reading

News Listings for April 14, 2017

~ AJPW : Updates heading into the Champion Carnival on 4/16, Kyohei Wada returns to reffing duties, May event cards updated, Akiyama vs. Nagai set for 5/21.
~ BJW : Many notable big freelance names announced to be competing on 5/15 show, Ultimo Dragon and Kashin compete for the first time in Big Japan.
~ DRADITON : Full card announced for 4/22 in Fukuoka and 4/23 in Osaka.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Akebono to miss the 4/19 show, event card updated.
~ ZERO1 : Kohei Sato and Yusaku Obata off the 4/16 show due to injuries, event card updated.
~ Joshi : Kagetsu announcers her leave from active competition. Citing personal reasons, but will return if she feels she is able to do her best. Continue reading

News Listings for April 11, 2017

~ BASARA : Kodaka vs Tanizaki announced for 5/4 show.
~ DDT : Updated event cards for 4/14 through 4/29.
~ GUTS World : Results from today’s show + Updated 5/5 card.
~ NEW NEWS : 2 matches announced for the 4/20 show at Shinjuku FACE.
~ NJPW : Title matches announced for next set of shows, Okada vs Fale, Naito vs Robinson, Goto vs Iizuka.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Full card announced for the 4/16 charity show in Kobe. Continue reading

News Listings for April 5, 2017

~ BJW : Updated event cards for 4/21 & 22.
~ DNA : Full event card announced for 4/21 show.
~ FORTUNE DREAM : Kobashi announced the full event card for the 6/14 show, Daisuke Sekimoto & Suwama vs. Kohei Sato & Shingo Takagi.
~ FREEDOMS : KFC Tag match added to 4/8 show, full event card announced for 4/16 show.
~ K-DOJO : TAKA Michinoku vs. Kota Ibushi announced for 4/23 show.
~ W-1 : Full event card announced for 4/19 show at Korakuen, Akebono, Kono & KAI vs Kotaro, NOSAWA & MAZADA. Continue reading