~ 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 →
~ 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 →
~ AJPW : Matches announced for Suwama 13th anniversary show on 1/7, Akiyama to defend the GAORA belt against Hikaru Sato.
~ BJW : Kamitani to replace Kawakami in the upcoming Yokohama 6 Tag challenge on 12/17.
~ DG : Quick updates as two title matches announced for the 12/23 show, Twin & Brave Gate defenses set.
~ DDT : Updated event cards for the 12/14 & 12/24 shows.
~ MASTERS : Keiji Mutoh’s next produce show set for 2/16 at Korakuen.
~ NEW YEAR’S EVE : Matches set for the end of the year special multi-promotion tag tournament. 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 : 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 →
~ 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 →
~ 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 →