~ AJPW : The full event cards announced for the June tour in Hokkaido, Sai to defend the Asia Heavyweight belt against Yoshitatsu on 6/19.
~ DNA : Mike Bailey & MAO vs. Koji Kanemoto & Mizuki Watase announced for the 6/3 show.
~ HEAT-UP : Universal Single and Tag defenses announced for the 6/13 show, Daisuke Kanehira vs. Fuminori Abe, Kenichiro Arai & Hide Kubota vs. Kazuhiro Tamura & Tatsumi Fujinami.
~ Keiji Mutoh : Update on his road to recovery, he aims to return in May of 2019 and he will help support special indie local promotion events that will be held from July through December.
~ NJPW : Results from the first day of the BOSJ 25, and then the full event card was announced for the next LION’S GATE show on 6/13 at the Shinjuku FACE. Shota Umino vs. Ayato Yoshida to main event.
~ RIKI CHOSHU : The next POWER HALL show to be held on 7/10 at Korakuen. The main event and semi-final matches announced.
~ VKF : The full event card announced for the 5/25 show, TORU to defend the VKF belt against GENTARO.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Seigo Tachibana out with a right forearm fracture, 5/27 event card updated. Continue reading →
~ BJW : Takeda to defend the Death Heavy belt against Kodaka on 6/20, full cards announced for the 6/8 & 6/16 shows.
~ FREEDOMS : The full card announced fro the 5/26 show in Osaka.
~ FORTUNE DREAM : Full card announced for the 6/11 show at Korakuen, Kaito Kiyomiya & Ayato Yoshida vs. Toru Sugiura & Takuya Nomura to main event.
~ NJPW : Harold George Meij announced as the new President of New Japan Pro-Wrestling as of 6/1, former CEO of Takara-Tomy.
~ TOKYO GURENTAI : Rey Wagner & Kendo Kashin vs. NOSAWA Rongai & El Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr announced for the 7/17 show.
~ Ayako Hamada released from Pro-Wrestling WAVE following the news of her arrest after violating Japan’s laws in regards to stimulant drugs. 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 : Josh Bodom off tour due to family emergency, 4/14 event card updated.
~ BASARA : Hiroshi announced to be taking on Osamu Nishimura for his return match on 5/3.
~ BJW : Full event card announced for the 4/21 show, Yokohama 6 Tag title match set.
~ FREEDOMS : Full event card announced for the 5/2 show at Korakuen.
~ HEAT-UP : Full event cards announced for the 5/5 & 5/16 shows.
~ NJPW : A retirement ceremony announced to be held for Super Strong Machine on 6/19.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Takumi Baba off of the 4/18 show due to injury, event card updated.
~ ZERO1 : Rookie Shoji Fukushima to retire from active competition due to injury. Full event card announced for the 4/22 show at Korakuen. Continue reading →
~ BASARA : Updated event cards for the 4/20 & 5/3 shows. Then the ZERO1 Junior 2 crown belts in defense on 5/6
~ BJW : Updated event cards for the 4/14 & 15 shows, which will feature the finals of the “Ikkitosen~ strong climb”, and the full event card for the Osaka show on 4/22.
~ DDT : Full event card announced fro the 4/14 show and the KO-D Tag belts to be in defense on 5/1 in Shinkiba.
~ LAND’S END : Ryoji Sai set to defend the Asia Heavyweight belt against Kim Su Bin, from South Korea, on May 7 in Fukuoka
~ NJPW : The full event card announced for the next “LION’S GATE” show on 5/15. Nagata vs. Yoshida and Umino vs. Sekimoto set.
~ NOAH : Updated event cards for the 4/14 & 15 shows, GHC Junior Tag Tournament.
~ WRESTLE-1 : The full event card was announced for the Korakuen Hall show on 4/18. Continue reading →
~ DDT : KO-D Openweight and EXTREME title defenses set for 4/29 at Korakuen, Cherry & Suguru Miyatake announce their leave of the promotion, and updated DNA card for 4/5 show.
~ DG : T-Hawk & Eita vs. Big R Shimizu & Ben-K set for the Brave Gate belt on 5/6 in Nagoya.
~ FORTUNE DREAM : Two more matches announced for Kobashi’s produce show on 6/11 at Korakuen.
~ FREEDOMS : Violento Jack set to defend the FREEDOM belt against Masashi Takeda on 5/2 at Korakuen.
~ NJPW : Matches announced for the next set of big shows at the end of this month and the start of the next.
~ NOAH : The matches were announced for the small tournament to crown the new GHC Jr. Tag Champions on 4/14 & 4/15. Prelude matches also set for the 4/11 show at Korakuen.
~ W-1 : Keiji Mutoh undergoes a successful double knee replacement, Hiroshi Yamato announced his resignation from the promotion, and Kuroshio vs. Tachibana for the Result belt set for the 4/18 show at Korakuen.
~ ZERO1 : More matches announced for the Yasukuni Shrine show on 4/8, and then Obata set to defend the World Heavy belt against Hartley Jackson on 4/22 at Shinjuku FACE. Continue reading →
~ BJW : Full event card announced for 4/27 at the Shinkiba 1stRING.
~ DDT : Full event card announced for the 4/1 show at Korakuen, next KO-D title defense set to take place on 4/29.
~ FORTUNE DREAM : Kobashi announced that the next show will be held on 6/11 at the Korakuen Hall. The show will feature both Koki Kitahara’s 30th anniversary and retirement from pro-wrestling.
~ FREEDOMS : Full event card announced for the 4/12 show at the Shinkiba 1stRING.
~ K-DOJO : Some matches announced for the “Golden Week” kick-off show on 4/28, Daisuke Sekimoto & Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio to compete.
~ NJPW : The full event card was announced for “SAKURA GENSIS” on 4/1 at Ryogoku.
~ NOAH : A couple matches announced for the Hokkaido show on 4/14.
~ W-1 : The full event card was announced for the 4/3 show at the Shinkiba 1stRING. Continue reading →