~ AJPW : Event card announced for the Shinkiba 1stRING show on 7/5.
~ BJW : Death Match formats announced for the 6/20 & 6/30 shows + Yokohama 6 Tag defense set for next Korakuen.
~ FREEDOMS : Full card announced for the multi-promotional show on 8/6 at Korakuen.
~ K-DOJO : Taishi Takizawa set to defend the CHAMPION OF STRONGEST-K belt against Shu Asakawa on
~ MICHINOKU : The full event cards announced for the Shinzaki’s 25th anniversary show on 6/24 and the 1stRING show on 7/7.
~ NOAH : Card change for the 6/21 show as Kitamiya takes on Saito, Daisuke Harada to defend the GHC Jr. belt against Hitoshi Kumano on 6/26, and the matches announced for next month’s “Global Junior Heavyweight Tag League”. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Riki Choshu to compete for the “2018 SUMMER EXPLOSION” on 8/5 in Kanazawa.
~ BASARA : Event cards announced for the second round of the “Itadaki Tournament” on 6/10 & 6/17.
~ BJW : The full event card was announced for the Korakuen Hall show on 6/20, BJW Death Heavy and World Strong defenses to headline.
~ DDT : The EXTREME title defense on 6/24 to now be under a 3WAY rules, HARASHIMA vs. Soma Takao vs. Daisuke Sasaki.
~ MICHINOKU : The Sendai Girls World belt to be in defense on 6/24 show, as Chihiro Hashimoto defends against DASH Chisako.
~ NOAH : Updated event cards for the 6/2 & 6/3 shows, then the full event card announced for the RATEL’s self-produce show on 6/30.
~ ZERO1 : The full event card announced for the 6/9 show at the Shinkiba 1stRING and then Masato Tanaka & Yuji Hino are set to defend the IC Tag belts against Kohei Sato & SUGI on 6/24 in Hakata.
~ MISC : A-TEAM (full caed announced for the 6/10 show) and Doutonbori (the full cards announced for the 6/10 show and Special Kansai show on 6/16). Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Updated event cards from 5/24 through 5/31.
~ Dragon Gate : President Takashi Okamura retires due to illness, Toru Kido announced as new representative director, CIMA will focus on OWE Shanghai along with T-Hawk, El Lindaman & Takehiro Yamamura.
~ FORTUNE DREAM : Kenta Kobashi to hold a special talk battle with Masahiro Chono on the 6/11 show at the Korakuen Hall.
~ Michinoku Pro : Sasuke to take on the Brahman Brothers in a special “mask vs hair” match on 6/15 at the Korakuen Hall.
~ NJPW : The wrestlers and matches announced for the “BEST OF THE SUPER Jr. 25”, which runs from on 5/18 through 6/4. Four title matches also announced for “DOMINION” on 6/9 in Osaka.
~ NOAH : Updated event cards for the 5/21 through 5/29 shows.
~ TOKYO GURENTAI : Rey Wagner, El Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr., and Kendo Kashin announced to compete on the 7/17 show at the Shinjuku FACE.
~ WRESTLE-1 : The full event cards announced for the 5/13 and 5/27 shows, and then two title matches set for the 6/13 show at the Korakuen Hall. Continue reading →
~ 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 →