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[WRESTLE-1 News] Kaz Hayashi, Shuji Kondo, and Minoru Tanaka released an open letter heading into the Korakuen Hall show on October 6th. All 3, and even Koji Kanemoto, released the same idea that they want to see an openweight division within the promotion. No limitations between the junior heavyweight class … Continue reading

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[ZERO1 / W-1 News] Ryoji Sai, KAZMA, and Masayuki Kono held a joint press meeting following a training session in the ZERO1 Dojo. Sai & KAZMA aimed to address the match was announced pitting them against W-1’s Hiroshi Yamato & Yasufumi Nakanoueno on the upcoming ZERO1 show on Sept. 28th. … Continue reading

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[WRESTLE-1 News] Keiji Mutoh held a press conference to make some announcements as they head into October. First up, Mutoh is pleased to announce that Seiya Sanada will be officially joining W-1 as of October 1st. Sanada had competed on all 4 shows of the “raising an army tour” as … Continue reading

WRESTLE-1 results for September 22, 2013

WRESTLE-1 “Raising an Army Tour”, 9/22/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @ Ishikawa Prefectural Industrial Exhibition Hall, 3rd Building (Kanazawa City)1508 Spectators (packed house) ~ Hiroshi Hase came out to do commentary for the whole event. (1) TAJIRI [WNC] vs. Rene Dupree◆Winner: TAJIRI (9:38) following a Middle Kick to Dupree’s face. (2) 3WAY … Continue reading

WRESTLE-1 results for September 21, 2013

WRESTLE-1 “Raising an Army Tour”, 9/21/2013 [Sat] 17:00 @ Kyoto KBS Hall750 Spectators (overcrowded) (1) HUB [Free] & Daiki Inaba vs. NOSAWA Rongai & MAZADA [both Toyko Gurentai]◆Winner: NOSAWA (8:15) following a Super Kick to Inaba.~ HUB turned on Inaba after the match. Yamato came out to make the save, … Continue reading

WRESTLE-1 results for September 15, 2013

WRESTLE-1 “Raising an Army Tour”, 9/15/2013 [Sun] 17:00 @ Nagoya International Conference Hall in Aichi1,650 Spectators (overcrowded) ~ Due to the previously announced news, Kohei Sato will be unable to compete after suffering a serious eye injury. A wrestler will come in as his replacement. ~ Keiji Mutoh came out … Continue reading

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[WRESTLE-1 / ZERO1 Update] W-1 and ZERO1 have announced that Kohei Sato will be unable to compete this month due to suffering from a “traumatic retinal detachment” during his tag match on WRESTLE-1’s debut show on September 8th. It was announced that Kohei Sato will be going in for surgery … Continue reading

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[W-1 News] Following their very successful debut show on September 8th, WRESTLE-1 will be continuing on with their “raising an army” tour throughout the rest of this month. Keiji Mutoh held a press conference to announce the talent who will be competing for the shows this month as well of … Continue reading

WRESTLE-1 [Debut Show] results for September 8, 2013

WRESTLE-1 “Raising an Army Commemorative Event”, 9/8/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @ Tokyo Dome City Hall2,500 Spectators (sold-out overcrowded) ~ Kannazuki (fake Mutoh), Keiji Mutoh, and even Kenta Kobashi came out to great with the fans before the show began. Kobashi was announced the special guest commentator for the show. (1) Daiki … Continue reading

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[WRESTLE-1 News] “On Tuesday afternoon, Japanese wrestling legend Keiji Mutoh, aka The Great Muta, was at the TNA Offices in Nashville, Tennessee for a business meeting with TNA officials, including TNA founder Jeff Jarrett. The Great Muta, who runs Japan’s WRESTLE-1 promotion under Gen Sports Entertainment, was in Nashville to … Continue reading

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[All Japan Update] Following the news earlier this morning of the formation of Keiji Mutoh’s promotion, there seems to be plenty of positive feedback for the new promotion, as well as many questions which is expected. Below are the comments from the wrestlers themselves, which I did not cover earlier … Continue reading

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[Keiji Mutoh Update] It has beeen announced that Keiji Mutoh [50] will be indeed be raising a new promotion with a familiar name as “WRESTLE-1” (W-1). The “new” W-1 will be holding their first show on September 8th (9/8/2013) at the Tokyo Dome City Hall. Keiji Mutoh declared that “Pro-Wrestling … Continue reading