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

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 4, 2017

~ BASARA : Minoru Tanaka and a new rookie announced to be involved at the 4/29 show at Korakuen.
~ DDT : Updated event cards for the 4/8 and 4/9 shows.
~ FREEDOMS : Matches announced, 4/16 @ Shinkiba and main event for Korakuen on 5/2, Masaoka vs. Fukimoto.
~ RJPW : Full event card announced for 4/27 show at Korakuen, Otani vs. Super Tiger.
~ W-1 : Updated event cards, 4/19 @ Korakuen, ACE on 5/1.
~ ZERO1 : Tenkachi Junior League kicks off, updated tour event cards.
~ JOSHI : JWP to be renamed as PURE-J come their return this Summer. Continue reading

News Listing for March 27, 2017

~ BASARA : Full card announced for 4/6 shows.
~ BJW : Matches announced for 4/12 show in Osaka, Okabayashi & Shingo Takagi vs Daichi & Kamitani.
~ DDT : Updated event card for April shows, Happy Motel final on 4/1, 4/8 Takeshita vs. Paulie, 4/14 DAMNATION Produce.
~ FORTUNE DREAM : Next show announced for 6/14.
~ NJPW : Full event card announced for LION’S GATE on 4/13. Outside talent throughout.
~ NOAH : GHC Jr. Tag match set for 4/22, Ishimori & Hi69 vs Ohara & Kumano. Updated event cards for 4/11 – 4/16.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Hayashi announced as the new president of W-1, Kondo to be vice-president.
~ ZERO1 : Masato Tanaka to defend the World Heavy belt against James Raideen on 4/26 at Korakuen. Continue reading

News Listings for March 13, 2017

~ AJPW : All of the matches were announced for the upcoming “Champion Carnival”.
~ NJPW : Updated event cards for the second round shows for the on-going NEW JAPAN CUP.
~ NOAH : Event cards announced for March and early April shows, GHC Tag match set for 4/14.
~ Tokyo Gurentai : Suwama & Shuji Kondo vs. Kotaro Suzuki & Buffalo announced for 4/4 show.
~ ZERO1 : Wrestler and matches announced for the “Tenkaichi Junior League”. Set to take place through April. Continue reading

News Listings for March 2, 2017

~ AJPW : Full event card announced for 3/12 show, World Jr : Keisuke Ishii vs Koji Iwamoto + Special Junior Tag Match.
~ BASARA : Full event card announced for 3/12 show, Isami vs. Minoru.
~ BJW : Updated 3/11 event card.
~ DRADITION : Main events announced for Fujinami’s 45th Anniversary mini-tour from 4/20 to 4/23, Vader will compete on all 3 shows.
~ FREEDOMS : Results from today’s show, matches announced for 3/23 show.
~ IGF/NEW : Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Shinya Aoki announced for debut show on 4/5.
~ GUTS World : Full event card announced for 3/19 show.
~ NJPW : NEW JAPAN CUP 2017 tournament matches announced.
~ NOAH : Harada, Tadasuke, HAYATA & YO-HEY announce their official team name as “RATEL’S”.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Event card announced for 3/18 show.
~ ZERO1 : Results from today’s show, event card announced for 3/5 show. Double Jr Match : Kotaro Suzuki vs Tatushito Takaiwa. Continue reading

News Listings for February 21, 2017

~ BASARA : Event card announced for 3/1 show, Tsukamoto vs Minoru Tanaka
~ BJW : Updated 3/5 card + BJW Tag set for 3/12, Sekimoto & Okabayashi vs. Daichi & Kamitani
~ DDT : Updated event cards, 2/25, 2/26 & 3/5.
~ W-1 : Updated 2/22 event card, Kasai out with illness unable to make defense, new UWA 6 Tag champs to be crowned.
~ ZERO1 : Updated event cards for February shows, NWA Light Tag defense set for 3/2, Kodaka & Tsukamoto vs. Kanemoto & Minoru. Continue reading

News Listings for February 15, 2017

~ AJPW : Kuroshio relinquishes the GAORA belt + Match order announced for 2/17 show.
~ FREEDOMS : Matches announced for 3/2 show.
~ LAND’S END : Event card announced for 3/1 show.
~ TOKYO GURENTAI : Two matches announced for 4/4 show.
~ WRESTLE-1 : More matches announced for A.C.E. show on 2/25.
~ ZERO1 : KAMIKAZE out with a shoulder injury, 2/18-2/19 event cards changed + Event schedule announced the “Tenkaichi Junior League” – set to run 4/4 through 4/26. Continue reading

News Listings for February 13, 2017

~ BASARA : Updated 2/20 event card.
~ BJW : Early “Ikkitosen DeathMatch Survivor” card released.
~ DDT : Updated event cards 2/19 through 3/20 at Saitama.
~ FREEDOMS : Updated 2/19 event card + Masaoka vs Takeda for the KFC belt set for 3/23 at Korakuen.
~ K-DOJO : Updated 2/26 event card.
~ NJPW : Makabe’s 20th Anniversary event card released + Okada vs Tiger Mask W set for 3/5.
~ ZERO1/Cho-Hanabi : Updated 2/26 event card. Continue reading

News Listings for February 8, 2017

~ Jun Izumida passed away at the age of 51.
~ NJPW : El Desperado out with a knee injury, event cards changed.
~ NOAH : President Uchida formally announced that the promotion will be reforming their partnership with TNA.
~ PRO-WRESTLING MASTERS, new project from Keiji Mutoh, held their first show at the Korakuen Hall.
~ ZERO1 : Updated event cards for 2/25 & 3/2.
~ JWP : The joshi promotion announced that they will be changing their name in August, final JWP Produce show set for 4/2. Continue reading