News Listings for June 21, 2017

~ BASARA : Matches announced for the 7/5 show, Itadaki finals.
~ BJW : Full event cards announced for the 6/28 and 7/2 shows.
~ DDT : More matches announced for the 7/16 show in Osaka, Shuji Ishikawa vs Kazusada Higuchi among major additions.
~ NJPW : All the wrestlers announced this years G1 CLIMAX.
~ MISC : Scott Norton & Hikaru Sato vs. Hideki Suzuki & Takatoshi Matsumoto announced for INOKI ISM show on 7/24 at Korakuen.
~ Kumamoto charity show announced to be taking place on August 6. Mix of freelance and indie talent throughout Japan with Kenta Kobashi and Masahiro Chono to be special guests Continue reading

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[IGF News] Following the announcement that Daichi Hashimoto has officially joined IGF, his first match has been announced for July 13th as will be taking on Kazuyuki Fujita. Fujita of course is known as “the last heir of Inoki’s Strong Style” and a former assistant to Daichi’s father Shinya Hashimoto … Continue reading

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[Daichi Hashimoto News] Daichi officially announced that he signed an affiliation agreement with IGF as of June 1st. He will then be making his debut in the promotion on July 13 in Fukuoka. Daichi Hashimoto stated that his father used to look up to Antonio Inoki and that he felt … Continue reading

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[Misc. News] Some interesting news this morning is that Antonio Inoki has been named the “Chairman of the Executive Committee” for two back-to-back professional wrestling shows to take place in North Korea in August. The events have been labeled the “International Pro-Wrestling Festival in Pyongyang” and will be taking place … Continue reading

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A retirement party was held in Kensuke Sasaki honor in Tokyo, Japan today as a final send-off to celebrate his 28 years in as a professional wrestler. Roughly 400 people came out for the occasion including many other wrestlers, most notably with Antonio Inoki (left picture) and Kenta Kobashi (right … Continue reading

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[News] Three generations come together for the opening day of a Pro Wrestling Photo Exhibition in Tokyo. There will be a special photo exhibition going on for the next week in Japan (February 15th to the 21st), which I believe it is being held at Fujifilm Square in Roppongi. The … Continue reading