~ AJPW : Updated event cards for the October shows, Triple Crown, World Tag & World Junior defenses scheduled for 10/21.
~ BJW : Updated event cards for the on-going “Saikyo Tag League” in October.
~ NOAH : Updated event card for the big Yokohama show on 10/1. Scott D’Amore off the show due to a knee injury.
~ W-1 : Several updates including the W-1 TAG LEAGUE, Ito and Tachibana join W-1, and Yoshioka’s first Crusier title defense. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Several updates for the remaining September shows, early October shows, and the “Jr TAG BATTLE OF GLORY” in November.
~ BASARA : The full event card announced for Isami Kodaka’s 15th ann. show on 10/1 at Korakuen.
~ LEGACY : A special show announced to be held on 10/1 in Ishikawa. Main event to feature Keiji Mutoh, Osamu Nishimura & Shinjiro Otani vs. Minoru Suzuki, NOSAWA rongai & Rocky Kawamura.
~ INOKI : Special “ISM” show to be held on 10/21. Inoki Living Funeral expected to be held with a main event of Scott Norton versus Peter Aerts.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Takanori Ito to defend the Result belt against Ganseki Tanaka on 10/8.
~ ZERO1 : Event card updates for the remaining September shows and the full event card set for the Korakuen Hall show on 10/30, 3 title matches now set. Continue reading →
~ BASARA : Two special single matches were announced for Isami Kodaka’s 15th anniversary show on October 1. Nakatsu vs Miyamoto and SAGAT vs Sekimoto.
~ More matches were announced for the upcoming Korakuen Hall show on September 24. Among the major additions is that HARASHIMA will be taking on KUDO in a special singles match on the show.
~ NOAH : HAYATA, YO-HEY & Tadasuke joined the promotion as of 9/1, DNA’s Shunma Katsumata & MAO to receive Jr. Tag challenge on 10/1.
~ Takayama Update : Minoru Suzuki to lead “TAKAYAMANIA”, which will aid in the fallen veteran in all the medical costs associated with his injury and potential recovery.
~ W-1 : Next set of title defenses announced for the Korakuen Hall show on 9/18, Ashino versus Inaba to main event the show. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Nomura & KAI to team for the vacant World Tag belts, Aoki & Hikaru vs BTVII & TAKA for the Asia Tag belts, and Kotaro Suzuki makes his return to the All Japan ring.
~ BASARA : Full event cards announced for 8/23 & 24 shows at 1stRING.
~ K-DOJO : Full event card announced for 8/19 show at Shinkiba, Isami Kodaka vs. GO Askawa main event.
~ NOAH : Full event card announced for 8/12 show, Rookie Miyawaki set to make his debut, and Harada vs. Ohara to determine the next challenger for the GHC Jr. belt.
~ RJPW : Yukio Naya, grandson of Yokozuna Taiho, to make his pro-wrestling debut on 9/14.
~ Tokyo Gurentai : Another match added to the the 9/27 show at FACE.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Takanori Ito to defend the Result Championship against Seigo Tachibana on 8/11 at Korakuen + Yuji Hino set to make his return on 8/27.
~ ZERO1 : Full event cards announced for the 8/11, 12 & 13 shows. Continue reading →
~ BJW : The full event card was announced for the big Nagoya show on August 19.
~ DDT : Full event card announced for the DNA show on 8/5 and the Ryogoku show on August 20.
~ NOAH : LEONA to compete in NOAH, singles rematch against Kenoh on 8/25, Nakajima vs Edwards officially set, and rookie Jyunta Miyawaki and Australian wrestler Ashley Istria to make their in-ring debuts for NOAH on August 12.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Tag League announced to take place from September 24 through October 11.
~ ZERO1 : Tanaka vs Kenoh for the World Heavyweight belt officially set for August 31 + Event cards announced for August 4 & 5 shows. Continue reading →
~ BJW : Masaya Takahashi vs Masashi Takeda for the Deathmatch belt announced for 8/19.
~ Tokyo Gurentai : Two title matches announced for the 9/27 show. Mochizuki vs. NOSAWA and Togo & Shiryu vs. MAZADA & FUJITA.
~ W-1 : Full event card announced for 8/11 show + Special 6 Man Tag match announced for the 9/2 show in Yokohama.
~ ZERO1 : Fire Festival final match officially set, full event card announced for 7/30 show.
~ Mil Mascaras announced to be competing for DRADITION shows on 10/27 & 29.
~ A farewell event held for the late Mr. Pogo on 7/27, Memorial show announced to be held on final WWS show on 11/12.
~ Final Great Nita match announced to be on 8/27. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Asia Tag defense set for 7/28 show in Nagoya, Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato vs. Masashi Takeda & Atsushi Maruyama.
~ BJW : Event cards announced for the 7/30, 8/8 & 8/9 shows, news rookie set to debut.+ Full event card announced for the Masahito Kakihara Aid show on 8/14.
~ HEAT-UP : Full event card announced for the 8/12 show at Korakuen.
~ NOAH : Full event card announced for the “Jr. Heavy Tag League” final on 7/27 + Nakajima vs. Cage for the GHC will main event the show.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Full event card announced for the 7/30 show in Kawasaki and a couple more matches announced for the 8/11 show at Korakuen.
~ ZERO1 : Otani & Takaiwa vs. Hideki Suzuki & Keisuke Okuda announced for the “Fire Festival” final show on 7/30 at Korakuen. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Tons of updates, next title defenses set from Ishikawa vs. Miyahara at Ryogoku on 8/27, a GAORA TV match between Akiyama and Omori on 8/11, the World Junior belt in defense as Hikaru defends against TAJIRI on 7/30, and then the World Tag belts in defense on 7/28. Plus updated event cards for the August tour of shows including the “GROWIN’ UP” on 8/3 and Ultimo Dragon’s 30th anniversary at Korakuen on 8/19.
~ BJW : Masaya Takahashi set to join the promotion on 8/1. Next BJW Death Match defense set to take place on 8/19. Also announced for that show will be Hideki Suzuki vs. Daichi Hashimoto for the World Strong belt.
~ DDT : EXTREME title defense between Daisuke Sasaki and Joey Ryan to be contested under ladder match rules.
~ W-1 : UWA 6 Tag defense announced for the 7/22 show in Gotenba and the Andy Wu vs. Yoshioka for the Cruiser belt announced to take place on 9/2 in Yokohama. Continue reading →
~ AJPW/Onita : KIYOSHI announced to join Suwama & Atsushi Aoki against Atushi Onita, Raijin Yaguchi & Ricky Fujita for Onita Produce show on July 16.
~ DDT : Full card announced for 7/23 show, KO-D Tag defense set as Shigehiro Irie & Kazusada Higuchi take on Shuji Ishikawa &Mad Paulie, then Daisuke Sasaki and Joey Ryan will be in yet another double title match.
~ NEW : Event card announced for the 7/15 & 16 shows.
~ NJPW : Full event cards announced for the G1 CLIMAX tour of shows as the IWGP Tag and IWGP Junior Tag will be defended on the final show on July 17.
~ NOAH : Hi69 joined NOAH and Ishimori to defend the GHC Junior belt against YO-HEY at “DEPARTURE” on 8/6.
~ W-1 / MASTERS : Hiroshi Hase announced to be returning to the ring for the 7/26 “PRO-WRESTLING MASTERS” show at the Korakuen Hall. Continue reading →
~ 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 →
~ AJPW : Hikaru Sato vs Minoru Tanaka for the World Junior belt announced for the 7/17 show, updated 7/5 show in Shinkiba, Ultimo Dragon to host his 30th anniversary in Japan on 8/19.
~ BJW : Updated deathmatches for the 7/17 show at the Ryogoku Kokugikan.
~ FREEDOMS : Full event card announced for the 7/17 show in Hiroshima.
~ TAKA & Taichi Produce : TAKA & Taichi vs. Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI announced for the 8/28 show at Shinjuku FACE.
~ W-1 / MASTERS : Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Takaku Fuke vs. Jushin Thunder Liger & Takuma Sano announced for the 7/27 show at Korakuen. Continue reading →
~ Deathmatch veteran Mr. Pogo passed away at the age of 66.
~ BJW : Updated event card for the 7/17 Ryogoku show, Shinobu set for junior crown, Yokohama 6 Tag challengers announced, Kota Sekifuda set to return, and Masakatsu Funaki announced to be competing.
~ DDT : Updated event cards for the July 8 & 9 shows, DDT EXTREME & TAG defenses set.
~ Doutonbori : Full event card announced for the 7/16 show, Mihara vs GAINA to main event.
~ W-1 : Heisei Ishin-gun vs BJW announced announced for MASTERS show on 7/26.
~ ZERO1 : All 10 wrestlers officially set for July’s Fire Festival league. Continue reading →