News Listings for June 19, 2017

~ 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

News Listings for June 13, 2017

~ 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

News Listings for June 12, 2017

~ AJPW : Shuji Ishikawa vs. Suwama announced to be taking place on 7/17 at Korakuen. Early event cards announced for the July tour of shows.
~ BJW : Updated event cards, full card announced for 6/18 show, another match added to the 7/17 show at the Ryogoku Kokugikan, and then more matches announced for the “Kaki Aid” show on 8/14 at Korakuen.
~ DDT : Updated event card for the 6/25 show at Korakuen.
~ NJPW : Full event card released for the “KIZUNA ROAD 2017” tour of shows, 3 title matches announced for the Korakuen Hall shows. NEVER 6 defense on 6/20, NEVER Openweight defense on 6/26, and then the IWGP Junior belt to be defended on 6/27.
~ The full event card announced for the NJPW “G1 SPECIAL in USA” 7/1, full title matches announced for the two shows as well as the tournament to crown the first ever US Heavyweight Champion.
~ W-1 : Yasu Urano vs Andromeda KEN announced the A.C.E. show on 7/2. Continue reading

News Listing for June 9, 2017

~ AJPW : Two European wrestlers announced to compete in All Japan this Summer, Massimo and Danny Jones.
~ BASARA : Full event card announced for the 6/19 show at 1stRING.
~ DDT : More matches announced for the 6/25 show at Korakuen, KING OF DDT FINALS + Special Osaka Tag match announced to take place on 7/14.
~ DNA : Updates for the 7/4 show at Korakuen, Kazusada Higuchi’s DNA graduation match.
~ FREEDOMS : More matches announced for the 7/5 show at Korakuen.
~ NEW : Matches updates for 6/17 and 6/18 shows.
~ NOAH : GHC Tag match set to take place on 7/20 in Osaka, Maru & Maybach vs. Nakajima & Kitamiya.
~ W-1 : UWA 6 Tag match announced for 6/18 and W-1 Tag defense set for 6/24.
~ ZERO1 : Special pre-Fire Festival 6 man tag match announced for the 6/22 show at Korakuen. Continue reading

News Listings for May 25, 2017

~ DNA : Koji Kanemoto vs. Mizuki Watase announced for 7/4 show.
~ BJW : Big Japan and Masahito Kakihara will host “Kaki Aid” on 8/14 at the Korakuen Hall. Kakihara will face Yoshiaki Fujiwara in a special sparring match.
~ FMW : Onita, Yaguchi & Hosaka vs Suwama, Aoki & Hikaru announced for the 6/8 show at the Shinjuku FACE.
~ FREEDOMS : Full card announced for 6/4 show, Susumu to defend the UWA World Junior belt against PSYCHO.
~ NEW : Full card announced for 5/27 show + Suzukawa & Okuda vs. Kazunari Murakami & Kohei Sato announced for the 6/2 show at Korakuen Hall.
~ NOAH : Quiet Storm’s return match announced for 6/20, as Yone & Storm take on Marufuji & Taniguchi.
~ W-1 : Updated event card for the 5/28 show in Nagano.
~ Yuko Miyamoto to hold his own self-produce show on 9/23. Miyamoto & Kodaka vs. Sekimoto & Okabayashi announced for the main event. Continue reading

News Listings for May 23, 2017

~ AJPW : Title Defenses and event cards announced for the June tour of shows.
~ BASARA: Full event card announced for the 6/1 show.
~ BJW : Updated event cards for the early June shows, Yokohama 6 Tag defense set for 6/4 and Deathmatch Heavy set for 6/10 (Masaya vs Tsukamoto).
~ DDT : KO-D Tag defense set for the 6/11 show, Irie & Higuchi vs HARASHIMA & Soma.
~ Tokyo Gurentai : A couple more matches announced for the 7/19 show.
~ W-1 : Daiki Inaba out with an injury, updated event cards for the 5/28 and 6/6 shows.
~ ZERO1 : Event card announced for the 5/28 Cho-Hanabi show in Koga, Onita & Otani vs. TARU & Sugawara. Continue reading

News Listings for May 19, 2017

~ AJPW : Suwama to miss 5/21 show + Updated event card including BANG! TV World Heavyweight defense.
~ K-DOJO : Full event card announced for the 6/4 show in Kyoto + ST-K Tag defense.
~ NEW : Full event card announced for the 5/21 show, including Masakatsu Funaki vs. Shinya Aoki.
~ NJPW : Notes from Public Strategy – Bushiroad’s plans for New Japan’s continued growth + Talent announced for the “G1 Special in USA” in early July.
~ NOAH : Jr. Tag League to be held in July.
~ TOKYO GURENTAI : Kazushi Sakuraba announced to compete on the 7/29 show.
~ WRESTLE-1 : “WRESTLE-1 GRAND PRIX 2017” 1-Day tournament to be held on 7/12. Updated 5/20 event card as Jay Freddie returns to Japan. 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 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 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 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