~ AJPW : All Japan TV is now live. March will be free with April beginning the monthly fee (900 yen).
~ DDT : 5WAY Street Fight match changed due to the hall owner’s decision. The match will still go as planned but with different rules.
~ FREEDOMS : Updated 3/22 event card following the outcome of Fukimoto’s title challenge against Violento Jack in DTU Mexico.
~ K-DOJO : Part of the card made official for upcoming Korakuen Hall show on 4/22. STRONGEST-K singles and tag belts set to be in defense.
~ MICHINOKU : The full event card announced for 4/14 at the Shinkiba 1stRING. The Tohoku & UWA World Tag belts to be in defense. Then Hyugaji versus Nohashi set for the Tohoku Jr. belt at Shinzaki’s 25th anniversary show on 6/24 in Sendai.
~ NJPW : The full event card announced for the 3/21 show, which will see the final match of the “NEW JAPAN CUP”, and then all the matches announced for the next “LION’S GATE” show on 4/10.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Two matches announced for the 3/28 show on Saitama. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : All Japan announced that their digital service begins this month, 900 yen per month, the 3/25 show will be free, April will see the entire “Champion Carnival” on the service.
~ DDT : Yuko Miyamoto vs. Mike Bailey for the EXTREME belt set for 4/1 at Korakuen.
~ HEAT-UP : Arai & Kubota defend the tag belts aginst Dokonjo & Kazato on 5/5 in Gotemba.
~ MICHIPRO : Fujita Jr Hayato undergoes a successful left knee surgery. Will is set to begin rehabilitation, though no word on when he can return.
~ NOAH : Taiji Ishimori announced his leave from Pro-Wrestling NOAH, Yoshinari Ogawa & Minoru Tanaka relinquish the GHC Jr. Tag belts, and a small tournament will take place in April to crown the next champions.
~ Toshiaki Kawada : Kawada announced that he will be hosting a self-produce show on 4/26 at the Shinkiba 1stRING.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Latest W-1 TV featuring the 3/14 Korakuen show, full card announced for the 3/17 show, a couple matches announced for the 4/1 ACE show, and Yoshioka vs. Alejandro announced to take place on 4/18 at Korakuen. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Updated event cards for the 3/16 & 3/18 shows.
~ BASARA : Full card announced for the 3/3 show, the main will see Kodaka vs. Oosugi for the Union MAX.
~ Michinoku : Full cards announced for the 3/16 through 3/18 shows. Hyugaji vs. Kengo for the Tohoku Junior belt and Daichi Sasaki’s competes in special send-off matches before he goes to Mexico.
~ NJPW : EVIL announced to be out with injury, event cards updated.
~ NOAH : The matches were announced for next month’s “GLOBAL TAG LEAGUE 2018”.
~ RJPW : A special lucha match announced for the 3/29 show at Korakuen Hall, Dos Caras and Dos Caras Jr. (Guillermo Rodriguez) to compete.
~ W-1 : Keiji Mutoh announced that he will be undergoing knee replacement surgery at the end of March. Though he will be taking part in a special 6 man tag match on 3/14 at Korakuen featuring several of his former students. Continue reading →
~ 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 : GAORA TV belt to be in defense on 2/13, Akiyama vs. Nishimura with 6 man tag rules + Full card announced for the 2/3 show in Yokohama.
~ DDT : The final match set for the D-KING GRAND PRIX on 1/28 at Korakeun + Full card announced + EXTREME belt to be in defense on 2/3 in Nerima.
~ FREEDOMS : Full event card announced for the 2/11 show in Hiroshima, UWA World Junior : Susumu vs. Chikano.
~ MICHIPRO : Rui Hyugaji to defend the Tohoku Jr. belt against Kengo on 3/17, Togo re-joins the promotion, Daichi Sasaki to head to Mexico in March + Shinzaki’s 25th anniversary to be held in June.
~ NOAH : The full event card was updated for the 2/2 show at Korakuen, GHC Heavy : Kenoh vs. Miyamoto.
~ WRESTLE-1 : UWA 6 Tag belts to be in defense on 1/21 + Ito to defend the Result belt against Kuroshio on 2/14 + Another match added to MASTERS show on 2/16.
~ ZERO1 : The full event card was announced for the Cho-Hanabi show on 1/28 in Osaka, Double title match : Obata vs. Miyamoto. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Updated event cards for the October and November shows. Suwama vs. Doering made official for 10/21 and teams announced for “World’s Strongest Tag League”.
~ BASARA : Updated event card for 10/22 show.
~ DDT : KUDO out with a concussion, KO-D 6 Tag belts vacated, updated event cards for 10/15 & 10/22.
~ K-DOJO : SANADA added to the 10/15 show, TAKA & Taichi vs. BUSHI & SANADA.
~ NJPW : Headlining matches announced for “POWER STRUGGLE” on November 5. Okada vs. Naito officially set for “WRESTLE KINGDOM” on 1/4/18. Teams for the “Super Jr. Tag Tournament” announced as well.
~ MichiPro : Tohoku Tag set to take place on 11/5, Hyugaji & Gunji vs. Manjimaru & Kengo.
~ Onita : Retirement match set for 10/31, Onita, Yaguchi & Hosaka vs. Kazuyuki Fujita, Kashin & NOSAWA.
~ W-1 : Updated 10/11 event card.
~ ZERO1 : 3 title matches announced for the Korakuen Hall show on 10/26, NWA IC Tag : Kohei & Hideki vs. Okamoto & Yoshie, NWA Junior 2 Crown : Kotaro vs Guinness, and NWA Light Tag : Hidaka & Sugawara vs. Ito & Kawamura. Continue reading →