~ 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 →
~ 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 →
~ An update from Akebono who has been battling with Acute heart failure for the last year.
~ AJPW : Kazuki Ebina set to make his debut for the promotion on 4/7 + Updated event cards for the “Champion Carnival” tour.
~ BJW : The full event card announced for the 3/21 show at Korakeun + Sekimoto vs Togo announced for 4/22.
~ DDT : Updated event card for the 3/18 show as it is the final prelude show before Ryogoku.
~ DNA : Rekka versus Shiryu announced for the 4/1 show, which continues the “SUPER TAG TOURNAMENT”.
~ GUTS : Updated event cards for the promotions final two shows on 4/1 in Osaka and 4/15 in Tokyo.
~ HARD HIT : A couple more matches announced for the Shinkiba 1stRING show on 3/17.
~ ZERO1 : Matches were announced for the Yasukuni Shrine show on 4/8. UN Heavy defense and Jinsei Shinzaki & Mr. Gannosuke vs. Shinjiro Otani & Tatsuhito Takaiwa announced. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : The matches were announced for the “2018 Champion Carnival” that takes place throughout the month of April.
~ BASARA : The full event card was announced for the finals of the “IRON FIST TAG TOURNAMENT” on 2/19.
~ DG : Mochizuki set to defend the Dream Gate belt against Ben-K on 3/4.
~ NOAH : Event cards updated for the 2/22 – 2/24 shows.
~ ZERO1 : 4 titles matches announced for the Korakuen Hall show on 4/3, the main event will see Obata to defend the World Heavy belt against Kohei. 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 : 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 →
~ BASARA : Tag Tournament announced to be held in February + updated 1/14 event card.
~ DDT : Updated event card for NωA final on 1/28 + a couple matches announced for the DNA show on 1/21.
~ FREEDOMS : Full event card announced for the 1/27 show in Yokohama.
~ NJPW : Next major titles matches and events announced for the January tour of shows heading into the bigger Osaka show on 2/10, as Okada defends the IWGP Heavy belt against SANADA + FANTASTICA MANIA card announced.
~ NOAH : Event cards updated as Kaito Kiyomiya is no longer aligned with Kenoh and Sugiura.
~ WRESTLE-1 : Wrestlers announced for next months “WRESTLE-1 CRUISER FES” and updated event card for the 1/14 show as a new masked wrestler debuted.
~ ZERO1 : Isami Kodaka announced to be a challenger for the World Heavyweight belt on 2/12. Continue reading →
~ AJPW : Atsushi Maruyama joins All Japan, Jr. BATTLE OF GLORY wrestlers and matches announced, event card announced 1/25, and 3 titles matches set for 2/3 in Yokohama.
~ BJW : BJW Tag title match added to the 1/25 show at Korakuen + full card announced for 1/28 in Nagoya.
~ FREEDOMS : Full event card announced for Kenji Fukimoto’s 20th anniversary show on 1/14 in Osaka.
~ LAND’S END : Matches announced for the All Asia Heavyweight Tournament on 1/21 in Korea.
~ NOAH : Updated event cards for the January tour of shows.
~ W-1 : Full event card announced for the 1/14 show in Osaka + 2 matches announced for the dojo show on 1/27.
~ ZERO1 : Double title match made official as Yusaku Obata takes on Yuko Miyamoto on 1/28 in Osaka. Continue reading →