~ 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 : Yuma Aoyagi out with an ankle injury, updated 1/27 event card, and Ryoji Sai puts his name forward for the Asia Tag belts.
~ BASARA : the first round matches announced for the “IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT” which begins on 2/11 in Oji, Tokyo.
~ BJW : The full event card announced for the 2/7 show in Shinkiba + Nakanoue set as the next challenger for the World Strong belt.
~ DNA : The full event card set for the 2/14 show at the Shinjuku FACE.
~ DRADITION : Tatsumi Fujinami announces two April shows in Tokyo & Osaka. Bob Backlund announced to compete.
~ FREEDOMS : The full event card announced for the 2/8 show in Shinkiba.
~ NJPW : Satoshi Kojima out with a left knee ACL rupture, Nakanishi to replace him on tour.
~ Michinoku : Dick Togo to miss shows due to suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis.
~ W-1 : The full event card announced for the 1/28 show in Saitama, UWA 6 Tag belts to be in defense.
~ MASTERS : the full event card now set for the 2/16 show at Korakuen. Shiro Koshinaka, Masashi Aoyagi & Akitoshi Saito vs. Great Kojika, Tiger Toguchi & Mitsuo Momota among the major additions. Continue reading →
~ BJW : Event card announced for the 2/18 show in Osaka.
~ DDT : First match announced for the 3/25 show at Ryogoku, Muta vs. Dieno in a special 6 man tag.
~ GUTS World : Event card announced for their final Shinkiba 1stRING show on 2/3, GWC Single & GWC Tag defenses.
~ WRESTLE-1 : The first matches announced for 1st round of “CRUISER FES” matches on the 2/14 show at Korakuen. 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 for the first part of January shows, full cards for 1/2 & 1/3 @ Korakuen + Mutoh to compete on 1/14.
~ BJW : Updated event cards for 12/22 through 1/4, Daichi to defend the World Strong belt on 1/2.
~ DDT : Daisuke to defend the EXTREME belt against Miyamoto at the DAMNATION produce show on 12/30.
~ K-DOJO : Updated event cards for the double header shows on 12/23 and 1/7. Ayumu to defend the UWA Middleweight belt against Marines Mask on the 23rd.
~ NJPW : Updates for the WRESTLE KINGDOM card.
~ WRESTLE-1 : The W-1 Tag belts to be on defense on 1/8, Doi & Kumagoro vs. Inaba & Ito + Dojo show to be held on 12/23. Continue reading →
~ DDT : NωA to split in 2018, full card announced for the 12/24 show at Korakuen.
~ DG : Updated event cards for the remaining December tour of shows.
~ FREEDOMS : Full event card announced for Kasai’s “Blood X’mas” show on 12/25.
~ Hard Hit : Full event card announced for the 12/30 show at 1stRING.
~ NJPW : Press conference for Omega vs. Jericho.
~ W-1 : UWA 6 Tag defense announced for 12/17 and some matches announced for the 1/8 show at Korakuen. 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 →
~ AJPW : Updated event cards as Daichi Hashimoto & Hideyoshi Kamitani have been added to the “World’s Strongest Tag League”.
~ BASARA : Full event card announced for the 11/26 show, Nakatsu vs. Minoru Tanaka announced.
~ BJW : Okabayashi out for at least a year and the full event card announced for the 11/21 show at Korakuen.
~ DDT : Shiro Koshinaka announced for the KO-D 10 Person Tag title match, full card listed.
~ DNA : DNA’s BAD BOY group adds Keisuke Okuda and Akira Joh, Dai Suzuki to retire on 12/13 as matches were also announced for the show.
~ DG : Event card updates.
~ W-1 : The full event card was announced for the 11/19 show in Chiba, main will feature Hayashi & Kondo defending the W-1 Tag belts against Doi & Kumagoro. Continue reading →