News Listings for July 3, 2017

~ 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

News Listings for June 27, 2017

~ 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

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 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 June 5, 2017

~ AJPW : Full event card announced for the 6/7, 6/11 & 6/13 shows, Hikaru to miss a couple shows due to injury.
~ DDT : Updated event cards for the 6/10 – 18 shows, semi-finals for “King of DDT” set, and next KO-D defense set for 7/2 (Takeshita vs Bailey).
~ FREEDOMS : Full card announced for 6/25 show.
~ GUTS World : Full card announced for the 6/20 show, 3 title matches set (GWC Single: Daisuke vs CHANGO).
~ NEW : Matches announced for the 6/8 show.
~ NJPW : Full card released for the “DOMINION 6.11” show, Hiromu vs KUSHIDA for the IWGP Jr. and NEVER 6 (5 team) Tag Gauntlet set.
~ NOAH : Takashi Sugiura out of action for the next several months due to arrhythmia, HAYATA vs. Ishimori officially set for the 6/25 show, and Kiyomiya will be heading off to train in Canada next month.
~ RJPW : Otani will defend the Legends belt against Funaki 6/29 at Korakuen. Super Tiger versus Rocky Kawamura also announced.
~ ZERO1 : 3 matches announced for the next Korakuen Hall show on 6/22, ZERO1 vs NEW set. 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 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 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 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