Pro-Wrestling HEAT-UP “HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEAT-UP! 2nd Anniversary”, 1/31/2015 [Sat] 19:00 @ Oji BASEMENT MON☆STAR in Tokyo
(1) Yoji “Dokonjo” Kondo vs. Daichi Kazato [UNION] ◆Winner: Kazato (8:23) with a Seated Camel Clutch style Kimura Armbar.
(2) Oji Edition MMA Match ~ Pro-Wrestling vs Karate: Yujiro Yamamoto vs. Koichi Takemura ◆Winner: Takemura (8:23) via ref stop, TKO, following a kick to the face.
(3) Masa Takanashi & Hoshitango [both DDT] vs. Hiroshi Watanabe & Kikutaro [Akiba] ◆Winner: Hoshitango (11:13) with the Buenos Aires Midnight on Watanbe.
(4) Special Match ~ Amigo Suzuki Late 10th Anniversary Match: Amigo Suzuki vs. Billyken Kid ◆Winner: Billyken (15:45) with the Vertigo. ~ Due to a knee injury Amigo could not compete in his official 10th anniversary match last year, but since he made his recent return to the ring the match finally took place. ~ Billyken raised up Amigo’s arm after the match and then told everyone to look forward to the HEAT-UP show in Osaka on 2/11.
(5) Kazuhiro Tamura & Daisuke Kanehira vs. Kenichiro Arai [DG] & Kotaro Nasu [U-FILE CAMP] ◆Winner: Nasu (21:18) following an Axe Bomber on Kanehira. ~ Kanhira competed in his first ever main event after debuting just a mere 3 months ago, though in loss to the current heel alliance in HEAT-UP. ~ Arai, Nasu, and Sekiko continued to assault the main HEAT-UP group, until Billyken came to the rescue of Tamura and the rookie Kanehira. ~ Billyken announced that he would like to side as an ally with the main HEAT-UP group as they take on Arai’s group on 2/11 in Osaka. Pro-Wrestling HEAT-UP, 2/11/2015 [Wed] 12:30 @ Osaka Municipal Yodogawa Ward Community Center (1) Osaka Edition MMA Match ~ Shuto – UP! ~: Yujiro Yamamoto vs. Katsumi Oribe (2) Yodogawa☆Scramble: Hiroshi Watanabe & Yoji “Dokonjo” Kondo vs. Kushinbo Kamen & Kabuki Kid (3) Another Fight Without Humanity ~ Iwamoto vs ISHIDA First Showdown!: Koji Iwamoto & TORU vs. PSYCHO & SHINYA ISHIDA (4) Nova’s Challenge!: Daisuke Kanehira vs. Gurunkun Mask (5)HEAT-UP STYLE ~ Fight Without Humanity ~ 6 Man Tag Match: Kazuhiro Tamura, Billyken Kid & Shoichi Uchida vs. Kenichiro Arai, Mushuku no “Sekiko” & Kotaro Nasu
Sportiva Entertainment Pro-Wrestling “Sportiva Arena Revival ~ Saturday Pro-DX Revival”, 1/31/2015 [Sat] @ Sportiva Arena in Aichi
(1) Mister #6 vs. Dra Sportio ◆Winner: #6 (7:13) following an Airplane.
(2) Kamakura Mask vs. Tomoya Hasegawa ◆Winner: Kamakura (5:40) following a BomaYe.
(3)3WAY Tag Match: Kenji Takeshima & Mammoth Honda vs. Shigehiro Irie [DDT] & Makoto Hasuka vs. Takaya Shibayama & Xevious ◆Winner: Takeshima (8:11) with a Crucifix Hold on Hasuka.
(4) Yasu Kubota vs. Shinya Ishida ◆Winner: Yasu (13:40) following a Yasu-wanton Bomb. (5)SRS Special Single Match: Yasushi Sato vs. Konaka = Pale One ◆Winner: Yasushi (13:45) with a Hurricanrana.~ Entire Sportiva Arena counts as the ring.
(6) Akito [DDT] & Nori da Funky Shibiresath vs. Koji Iwamoto & Chikara Sato ◆Winner: Akito (20:56) following the Kinniku Daido on Chikara.
BJW “BJ-STYLE #1”, 1/31/2015 [Sat] 17:00 @ Nishi Kumin Center in Osaka
(1) Mototsugu Shimizu, Yoshihasa Mio & Masao Ando vs. Shu Brahman, Kei Brahman & Yuichi Taniguchi ◆Winner: Shu (8:31) with a Samson Clutch on Mio.
(2) Joshi Offer Match: Megumi Yabushita vs. Kagetsu ◆Winner: Yabushita (9:43) via pin-fall.
(3) Magnitude Kishiwada [FREE] Shoichi Uchida [FREE] & Junji Tanaka [Kyushu] vs. Ryuichi Kawakami, Isamu Oshita & Toshiyuki Sakuda ◆Winner: Kishiwada (12:01) with a Boston Crab on Sakuda.
(4) Atsushi Maruyama [FREE] & Kota Sekifuda vs. Tsutomu Osugi & Hercules Senga [both FREE] ◆Winner: Osugi (10:26) following the Tsukinoishi (Swan-dive DDT) on Sekifuda.
(5) Daisuke Sekimoto & Hideyoshi Kamitani vs. Yuji Okabayashi & Kazuki Hashimoto ◆Winner: Okabayashi (13:28) following a Powerbomb on Kamitani.
(6) Barbed-wire Board Tag Death Match: Masato Inaba [FREE] & Takayuki Ueki vs. Masashi Takeda [U-FILE] & Takumi Tsukamoto [FREE] ◆Winner: Takeda (12:12) following the Kokutai Ichi-kaisen Slam (National Athletic Meet First Round Slam) on Ueki.
(7) Fluorescent Light 6 Man Tag Death Match: Yuko Miyamoto , Isami Kodaka [UNION] & Kankuro Hoshino vs. Ryuji Ito, Abdullah Kobayashi & Jaki Numazawa ◆Winner: Numazawa (13:09) with the Shin Kamui on Hoshino.
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BJW, 2/2/2015 [Mon] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo (1) Atsushi Maruyama & Isamu Oshita vs. Kazuki Hashimoto & Toshiyuki Sakuda (2) Tsutomu Osugi, Hercule Senga & Shinobu vs. Shu Brahman, Kei Brahman & Takayuki Ueki (3) Daisuke Sekimoto & Hideyoshi Kamitani vs. Ryuichi Kawakami & Kota Sekifuda (4) Scramble Bunkhouse Tag Death Match: Kankuro Hoshino & Masato Inaba vs. Saburo Inematsu & Ryuichi Sekine (5) Fluorescent Light Prison Tag Death Match: Yuko Miyamoto & Isami Kodaka vs. Abdullah Kobayashi & Jaki Numazawa (6) Barbed-wire Board Tag Death Match: Ryuji Ito & Masaya Takahashi vs. Masashi Takeda & Takumi Tsukamoto
(7) BJW World Strong Heavyweight Championship Match: [5th Champion] Shuji Ishikawa vs. [Challenger] Yuji Okabayashi ~ 1st title defense.
BJW, 2/9/2015 [Mon] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo (1) Atsushi Maruyama & Toshiyuki Sakuda vs. Kota Sekifuda & Isamu Oshita (2) MEN’S Teioh, Tsutomu Osugi & Hercules Senga vs. Shu Brahman, Kei Brahman & Frank Atsushi (3) Daisuke Sekimoto vs Hideyoshi Kamitani (4) Tag Death Match: Ryuji Ito & SAGAT [UNION] vs. Saburo Inematsu & Ryuichi Sekine [both K-DOJO] (5) Tag Death Match: Abdullah Kobayashi & Masato Inaba vs. Masaya Takahashi [ASUKA] & Takayuki Ueki (6) Yuji Okabayashi & Yuji Hino [K-DOJO] vs. Ryuichi Kawakami & Kazuki Hashimoto (7) 6 Man Tag Death Match: Yuko Miyamoto , Isami Kodaka [UNION] & Kankuro Hoshino vs. Jaki Numazawa, Masashi Takeda & Takumi Tsukamoto
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “Giant Baba 17th Death Anniversary Special Show”, 1/31/2015 [Sat] 18:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo 1,711 Spectators (crowded)
(1) Yohei Nakajima vs. Yuma Aoyagi ◆Winner: Yohei (5:11) with a Manjigatame (Octopus Hold).
(2) SUSHI vs. Naoya Nomura ◆Winner: SUSHI (6:22) following a Diving Headbutt.
(3) KENSO vs. Masao Inoue [FREE] ◆Winner: KENSO (10:46) following a Diving Elbow Drop.
~ Motoko Baba lead a silent prayer, with all the wrestlers around ringside, in honor of Giant Baba to begin the show.
(4) Taiyo Kea [FREE] & Hayato Aijima [FREE] vs. TARU [FREE] & Jinsei Shinzaki [Michinoku] ◆Winner: Shinzaki (12:57) with the Gokurakugatame (Cross Arm style Camel Clutch) on Aijima. ~ “brother” YASSHI and Kengo came out as seconds with TARU.
(5) Suwama, Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato [Pancrase MISSION] vs. Genichiro Tenryu [Tenryu Project], Akebono & Ultimo Dragon [Toryumon MEXICO] ◆Winner: Akebono (15:25) with a Running Body Press on Hikaru. ~ The anticipated chop battle indeed happened between Suwama and Tenryu with the two shaking hands after the match.
(6) Jun Akiyama, Takao Omori & Masanobu Fuchi vs. Go Shiozaki, Kento Miyahara & Kotaro Suzuki ◆Winner: Akiyama (26:13) following a Wrist Clutch style Exploder on Kotaro. ~ Shadow Explosion played after Akiyama got the win.
~ Fuchi thanked everyone for coming out for the honoring of Baba today.
DRAGON GATE, 2/1/2015 [Sun] @ Hakata StarLanes in Fukuoka (-) Open The Brave Gate Championship: [26th Champion] Kzy vs. [Challenger] Mondai Ryu ~ 1st title defense. (-) Open The Triangle Gate Championship: [52nd Champions] Masaaki Mochizuki, Dragon Kid & Big R Shimizu vs. Cyber Kong, CIMA & Gamma ~ 2nd title defense.
DRAGON GATE “TRUTH GATE 2015”, 2/5/2015 [Thu] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo (-) Open The Dream Gate: [20th Champion] BxB Hulk vs. [Challenger] Jimmy Susumu ~ 5th title defense. ———————————————————————————————————- ◆BJW Sanctioned Title Matches◆
BJW, 2/2/2015 [Mon] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo (-) BJW World Strong Heavyweight Championship Match: [5th Champion] Shuji Ishikawa vs. [Challenger] Yuji Okabayashi ~ 1st title defense.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “Excite Series [Jr. BATTLE OF GLORY]”, 2/7/2015 [Sat] 17:00 @ BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM, 2nd Stadium in Osaka (-) Triple Crown Championship: [61st Champion] Go Shiozaki vs. [Challenger] Zeus ~ 1st title defense.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2015 Excite Series [Jr. BATTLE OF GLORY]”, 2/17/2015 [Tue] 18:30 @ Nakamura Sports Center, First Stadium in Aichi (-) Asia Tag Championship: [96th Champions] Mitsuya Nagai & Takeshi Minamino vs. [Challengers] Akebono & SUSHI ~ 1st title defense.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2015 Excite Series [Jr. BATTLE OF GLORY]”, 2/20/2015 [Fri] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo (-) World Tag Championship Match: [68th Champions] Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori vs. [Challengers] Suwama & Joe Doering ~ 2nd title defense.
Pro Wrestling ZERO1 “HARD BOILED CITY”, 2/8/2015 [Sun] 12:30 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo (-) NWA International Light Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Shuji Kondo & Seiki Yoshioka vs. [Challengers] Jason Lee & Atsushi Maruyama (-) World Heavyweight Championship Match: [18th Champion] Kohei Sato vs. [Challenger] Masato Tanaka ~ 1st title defense.
Stardom, 2/8/2015 [Sun] 17:30 @ Osaka Municipal Joto Kumin Hall (-) Artist of Stardom Championship: [6th Champions] Io Shirai, Mayu Iwatani & Takumi Iroha vs. [Challengers] Act Yasukawa, Hudson Envy & Heidi Lovelace ~ 1st title defense.
Stardom, 2/22/2015 [Sun] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo (-) High Speed Championship: [8th Champion] Io Shirai vs. [Challenger] Koguma ~ 3rd title defense. (-) World of Stardom Championship: [4th Champion] Yoshiko vs. [Challenger] Act Yasukawa ~ 3rd title defense. ———————————————————————————————————-◆NOAH Sanctioned Title Matches◆Pro Wrestling NOAH “GREAT VOYAGE 2015 in Nagoya”, 2/11/2015 [Wed] 18:30 @ Nagoya Congress Center (-) GHC Tag Championship: [32nd Champions] “TMDK” Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste vs. [Challengers] “K.E.S.” Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr. ~ 1st title defense.
Pro Wrestling NOAH “GREAT VOYAGE 2015 in Tokyo”, 3/15/2015 [Sun] 15:00 @ Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo (-) GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Championship: [23rd Champions] Kenou & Hajime Ohara vs. [Challengers] Daisuke Harada & Genba Hirayanagi vs. [Challengers] TAKA Michinoku & El Desperado ~ 4th title defense. (-) GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship: [28th Champion] Atsushi Kotoge vs. [Challenger] (to be announced) ~ 2nd title defense. (-) GHC Heavyweight Championship: [22nd Champion] Naomichi Marufuji vs. [Challenger] Minoru Suzuki ~ 7th title defense.
New Japan Pro Wrestling “THE NEW BEGINNING in OSAKA, 02/11/15 [Wed] 17:00 @ BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM in Osaka
(-) IWGP Jr. Tag Team Championship 3WAY: [39th Champions] Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish vs. [Challengers] KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley vs. [Challengers] Nick Jackson & Matt Jackson ~ 2nd title defense
(-) IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship: **[70th Champion] Kenny Omega vs. [Challenger] Ryusuke Taguchi ~ 1st title defense
(-) IWGP Tag Team Championship: [65th Champions] Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata vs. [Challengers] Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows ~ 1st title defense (-) IWGP Heavyweight Championship: **[61st Champion] Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. [Challenger] AJ Styles ~ 2nd title defense
NJPW “THE NEW BEGINNING in SENDAI”, 02/14/15 [Sat] 18:00 @ Sendai Sun Plaza Hall in Sendai (-) NWA Sanctioned World Jr. Heavyweight Championship: [90th Champion] Jushin Liger vs. [Challenger] Chase Owens ~ 2nd title defense
(-) NWA Sanctioned World Heavyweight Championship: [90th Champion] Rob Conway vs. [Challenger] Hiroyoshi Tenzan
(-) NEVER Openweight Championship: [6th Champion] Togi Makabe vs. [Challenger] Tomohiro Ishii ~ 1st title defense
http://newjapankingdom.tumblr.com ———————————————————————————————————- ◆DDT Sanctioned Title Matches◆ DDT “Saitama Super DDT 2015”, 2/15/2015 [Sun] 14:00 @ Saitama Super Arena
(-) Iron Man Heavy Metal Battle Royal: [1,012th Champion] Aja Kong vs. [Challengers] Yasu Urano, Makoto Oishi, Soma Takao, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Gota Ihashi, Shunma Katsumata, Akai Saki, Bernard Ackah, Hayato Aijima, Hikaru Sato, Zeus… (-) KO-D 6 Person Tag Championship: [15th Champions] Gorgeous Matsuno, Shu & Kei Brahman vs. [Challengers] KUSO, Yukio Sakaguchi & Masa Takanashi ~ 3rd title defense.
(-) DDT EXTREME Championship: [30th Champion] Akito vs. [Challenger] X (Shiori Asahi) ~ 6th title defense.
(-) KO-D Tag Championship: [50th Champions] “Happy Motels” Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo vs. [Challengers] “Strong Dai Nihon” Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi ~ 5th title defense.
(-) KO-D Openweight Championship: [48th Champion] HARASHIMA vs. [Challenger] Kota Ibushi (voted #1 in general fan election) ~ 8th title defense.
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(-) Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship: [Champion] Atsushi Maruyama vs. [Challenger] Hi69
(-) STRONGEST-K TAG Championship 3WAY: [28th
Champions] Kaji Tomato & Shiori Asahi vs. [Challengers] Hiro Tonai
& Hiro MIYAWAKI vs. [Challengers] Tank Nagai & Yuki Sato ~ 2nd title defense. (-) CHAMPION OF STRONGEST-K Match: [Champion] (Winner of 1/25 match) vs. [Challenger] Yuji Hino ———————————————————————————————————- ◆REINA Sanctioned Title Matches◆
KanaPro, 2/25/2015 [Wed] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) REINA World Tag Championship: [16th Champions] Kana & Arisa Nakajima vs. [Challengers] Syuri & Hikaru Shida ~ 2nd title defense.
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Michinoku Pro-Wrestling, 3/14/2015 [Sat] 18:30 @Yahaba Townsmen General Gymnasium in Iwate
(-) Tohoku Tag Championship 3WAY: [21st Champions] The Great Sasuke & Kei Brahman vs. [Challengers] Kameshi #1 & Kameshi #2 vs. [Challengers] Daichi Sasaki & Ayumu Gunji ~ 3rd title defense.
(-) Tohoku Junior Championship: [18th Champion] Shu Brahman vs. [Challenger] Kameshi ~ 3rd title defense.
[Rumor Discussion] Since a rumored report is spreading with a heavy-handed tagline. Something that needs to said right off the bat is that NJPW would not be the ones to acquire anything, Bushiroad the company that owns the 90%, or so, on NJPW stock are the ones with the money to acquire any stock which NOAH would have on the table. That is not to say any of this is true as nothing has been made known through Bushiroad or NOAH promoting Bushiroad, as of yet, as a sponsor of the promotion.
The tagline of “NJPW has bought NOAH” or whatever is being used is just no more than click-bait in a sense. News to me that buying any bit of stock actually meaning that one actually “bought” the thing in question. Which has lead to me having to make this post to try and show a different light on this subject before damage control needs to be made. Because this is still just a rumor that needs to be taken lightly.
Though what is getting people talking is how Suzuki-gun is competing in NOAH now and the recent appearance of NOAH in the Tokyo Dome. I have also come under the impression that people see NOAH working with NJPW as a new thing when if you go back in history they have worked together on many several instances. From more notably Marufuji being a former IWGP Jr. Champion and even Akiyama working with Nagata in 2002/2003. Of course we have the Bushiroad card game, but that also included wrestlers from All Japan and elsewhere, which Bushiroad does not have connections with elsewhere at this time.
I have been told by a couple Spanish speaking individuals that the original video has been falsely translated, but the original video has been removed from youtube. But it roughly translates that Super Crazy did mention that Jado has been on tour with NOAH as of late and the politics in NOAH have undergone a change in some form. Outside of that it is just leading to more and more rumors circulating.
Honestly I have not heard one way or another on what is the truth of the matter. As you guys know I do my best to be a translator news and results of NOAH, AJPW, and other promotions that are not as covered in English to the best of my ability. I am just one guy who enjoys these promotions and just relaying the information I get for you guys to try and follow along as well. At the end of the day the internet is what is and you guys will read anything for how it is promoted and released online. I truly do my best to limit the posting of rumors and filler posts on this page and blog, unless I have been given some more direct info, and that has no plans of changing anytime soon. Though this is just something I have seen being posted all-around and I felt I needed to provide my own bit of insight on the matter. [Charles/BushidoRX]
If you have any questions or comments? Feel free to post them in the comments on the facebook page and or send them to me on twitter.
New Japan Pro Wrestling “Road to NEW BEGINNING”, 1/30/2015 [Sat] 19:00 @ Tokorozawa Citizen Gymnasium, Sub-Arena in Saitama 1,200 Spectators
(1) Alex Shelley vs. Jay White ◆Winner: Shelley (8:33) with the Automatic Midnight. ~ Jay White makes his debut as a young lion in a losing effort against Alex Shelley. Originally Jay White was scheduled to face fellow young lion Sho Tanaka.
(2) Kyle O’Reilly vs. Yohei Komatsu ◆Winner: O’Reilly (9:27) with the O’Reilly Factor. ~ This match was originally a tag team match in which ReDragon were to face Alex Shelley and Yohei Komatsu, but Bobby Fish was unable to leave the U.S. due to the severe weather in the northeast.
(3) KUSHIDA & Mascara Dorada vs. Matt & Nick Jackson ◆Winner: Matt Jackson (6:02) with the Indytaker on Dorada.
(4) Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Manabu Nakanishi, Captain New Japan & Tiger Mask IV ◆Winner: Tenzan (9:30) with the Anaconda Vice on Captain.
(5) Yuji Nagata, Togi Makabe, Tetsuya Naito & Tomoaki Honma vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano & YOSHI-HASHI ◆Winner: Nagata (13:36) with a back drop hold on YOSHI-HASHI.
(6) Kazuchika Okada & Gedo vs. Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi ◆Winner: Yujiro (10:54) with the Miami Shine on Gedo.
(7) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto, Katsuyori Shibata & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows, Tama Tonga & Kenny Omega ◆Winner: Tanahashi (17:00) with the High Fly Flow on Tonga.
WRESTLE-1 SUNRISE TOUR 2015, 1/30/2015 [Sat] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo 1,050 Spectators
~ Two rookies will be making their debuts on February 13th, Masaya Suzuki now Kuma Goro, who took part in the 2014 Mutoh training camp, and Shotaro Ashino, amateur wrestler who came in as a rookie after the Mutoh camp. Fujimura who also took part in Mutoh’s training session is currently out with an injury. Ebina did not make through the dojo training.
(1) AKIRA, Ryota Hama, Rionne Fujiwara & El Hijo del Pantera vs. NOSAWA Rongai, MAZADA, Andy Wu & Hiroki Murase ◆Winner: AKIRA (7:33) with the Musasabi Press on Murase.
(2) WRESTLE-1 vs DESPERADO: Hiroshi Yamato vs. TAJIRI ◆Winner: TAJIRI (4:28) following a Buzzsaw Kick.
(3) KASSEN Special Single Match ~ WRESTLE-1 vs ZERO1 War~: Daiki Inaba vs. Masato Tanaka ◆Winner: Tanaka (7:23) following the Sliding D.
(4) Minoru Tanaka & Seiki Yoshioka vs. Yasufumi Nakanoue & Yusuke Kodama ◆Winner: Seiki (10:17) with the Yurikamome (submission) on Kodama.
(5) WRESTLE-1 vs DESPERADO: KAI vs. Masayuki Kono ◆Winner: KAI (10:21) with a Thunder Fire Powerbomb. ~ KAI finally claims the revenge win over Kono and now stated that his aim is to overcome Masato Tanaka at the next Korakuen Hall show on 2/13.
——————————————————— It was announced that Great Muta will be competed at the next Korakuen Hall show on 2/13. As well as the two previously mentioned new rookies. ———————————————————
(6) KASSEN Special Single Match ~ WRESTLE-1 vs ZERO1 War~: Masakatsu Funaki & Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio vs. Hideki Suzuki [FREE] & Yusaku Obata ◆Winner: Funaki (11:54) with a Triangle Armbar on Obata. ~ Funaki stated that he will be pushing forward as a serious team with Kuroshio. ~ While Hideki challenged Funaki to a singles match.
(7) WRESTLE-1 Tag Championship Match: [1st Champions] “Team 246” Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo vs. [Challengers] “DESPERADO” KAZMA SAKAMOTO & Koji Doi ◆Winner: Kondo (11:50) following a King Kong Lariat on Doi. ~ 4th successful title defense. ~ Minoru Tanaka & Seiki Yoshioka came out to challenge the champions following the match.
Pro Wrestling FREEDOMS, 1/29/2015 [Thu] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
~ Takashi Sasaki came out to thank everyone for coming out as the area was packed today. ~ He announced that Genichiro Tenryu will be at the Korakuen Hall show on March 23.
(1) Tatsuhito Takaiwa [FREE] vs. Kenta Hattori [Kachofugetsu] ◆Winner: Takaiwa (9:55) following a Death Valley Bomb.
(2) Kamui vs. Masamune [Dotonbori] ◆Winner: DRAW (15:00) Time Expired.
(3) Mammoth Sasaki & Kenji Fukimoto vs. Great Kojika [BJW] & Hi69 [FREE] ◆Winner: Mammoth (10:44) following a Running Guillotine Drop on Kojika. ~ Kojika & Hi69 failed to be on the same page today, hitting each other on each others attempted assists, which eventually led to Kojika being left open for the loss. ~ Hi69 and Kojika brawled after the match with GENTARO & Winger making the save.
(4) GENTARO & The Winger vs. 38th Generation Weekday Mask (Atsushi Maruyama) [FREE] & Toru Sugiura ◆Winner: GENTARO (17:26) following a Backdrop on Weekday Mask. ~ The GM of VKF in Yoshiaki Yago came out after the match as they set up a big tag match for the upcoming VKF show on February 16. As Genkai, Masamune & MIYAWAKI take on the FREEDOMS team of GENTARO, Takashi Sasaki & Jun Kasai.
(5) Takashi Sasaki & Daisuke Masaoka vs. Buffalo [Osaka] & SUSUMU ◆Winner: Buffalo (18:45) following a Lariat on Masaoka. ~ Buffalo sent out a challenge to Masashi Takeda to a singles death match as well as for the KING OF FREEDOMS belt to be on the line.
(6) KING of FREEDOM WORLD TAG CHAMPIONSHIP Match: [2nd Champions] Masashi Takeda & Jun Kasai vs. [Challengers] El Hijo del Winger Uno & El Hijo del Winger Dos ◆Winner: Uno (15:48) with a double team assist pin on Kasai. ~ Champions fall on their 3rd title defense. El Hijo del Wingers become the 3rd generation champions. ~ The Winger came out to congratulate his masked team (Brahman Brothers in masks) in upsetting the champions. ——————————————————— Upcoming shows…
Pro Wrestling FREEDOMS, 2/12/2015 [Thu] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo (to be announced)
Pro Wrestling FREEDOMS, 2/22/2015 [Sun] 16:30 @ Hiroshima Industry Hall West Hall 1st Building (1) Kamui vs. Toru Sugiura (2) GENTARO vs. Kenshin Chikano [DOVE] (3) Kenichiro Arai [DG] & Minoru Fujita [Gurentai] vs. Takumi Tsukamoto [FREE] & Devil Magician [FREE] (4) Mammoth Sasaki, SUSUMU & Amigo Suzuki [FREE] vs. Shu Brahman, Kei Brahman & Sakigake Brahman [DOVE] (5) Special Tag Match: First Tiger Mask [RJPW] & The Winger vs. Black Tiger [FREE] & Kazuhiko Ogasawara [Soten-Kai] (6) Fluorescent Light + α 6 Man Tag Match: Masashi Takeda [U-FILE], Jun Kasai & Kenji Fukimoto vs. Takashi Sasaki, Yuko Miyamoto  & Daisuke Masaoka
(1) Masashi Takeda [U-FILE] & Toshiyuki Sakuda vs. Masato Inaba [FREE] & Ryuichi Kawakami ◆Winner: Kawakami (10:26) with a Boston Crab on Sakuda.
(2) Kei Brahman vs. Kota Sekifuda ◆Winner: Kei (7:57) via pin-fall, Kei had his feet on the ropes as well.
(3) Shu Brahman vs. Isamu Oshita ◆Winner: Shu (7:10) with a seated armbar.
(4) New Year Showdown ~ Lucha vs Strong: The Winger, La☆Panda & Pro-Wrestling Mania Mask vs. Daisuke Sekimoto, Yuji Okabayashi & Harbor Future Kaiser (Kazuki Hashimoto) ◆Winner: Panda (12:53) with the Fanfan Clutch on Kaiser
(5) Dainichi Akan Police ~ New Year Transportation Safety Week: Jaki Numazawa & Takayuki Ueki vs. Tsutomu Osugi & Hercules Senga ◆Winner: Osugi (9:29) with a Small Package Hold on Ueki.
(3) Tatsuhito Takaiwa [FREE] vs. Hideyoshi Kamitani ◆Winner: Takaiwa (11:12) following a Death Valley Bomb.
[AJPW News] Go Shiozaki is ready for his first title defense as the reigning Triple Crown Champion, against Zeus, as he begins the steps in building a potential new era for the promotion.
Shiozaki defeated Joe Doering, who is arguably one of the strongest foreigners in Japan today, on January 3rd at the Korakuen Hall and now begins the journey as the top wrestler in All Japan. He has stated that “he has a new mission to try and live up to the competitive history of the past being that of the TsuruRyu Era (Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu) and the Heavenly Kings Era (Misawa, Kawada, Taue, and Kobashi).” His ultimate goal in which is to build towards a defense at the Budokan Hall as he wants to see All Japan compete there once more.
Shiozaki’s first defense will be against the powerful Osaka native Zeus and is an important match for Shiozaki himself as he takes his first steps of achieving his goals. He is expecting Zeus to be “fired up as much as him” to battle over the belt, and in the past the two have been show steps that they can work well against one another, and to be prepared to make a statement for everyone to witness. Shiozaki stated that “he will go over and beyond what is expected to be a champion, 120%, as the belt means everything.” The belt has seen many great battles and it is time once more, more than ever, to rival or surpass the past.
Shiozaki mentioned that “Zeus is not affiliated directly under All Japan, but that does not mean that he has not earned a chance to compete for the belt.” Zeus defeated KENSO on January 12th to earn this title match and has his own dreams to achieve as a pro-wrestler. As Zeus stated after he became a contender for the belt, “I absolutely want to be Triple Crown Champion to be known as the best wrestler on a grand stage.” Shiozaki has requested that Zeus brings that fire and more with him on February 7th as he wants to see that kind of enthusiasm with everyone as they compete for the belt. Shiozaki hopes that everyone looks forward to the upcoming match and that he hopes to exceed any and all expectations.
February 7th will also see the start of the “Jr. BATTLE OF GLORY” as 10 junior heavyweights compete to become the tops of their division. Below is the announced card for the upcoming show…
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2015 Excite Series [Jr. BATTLE OF GLORY]”, 2/7/2015 [Sat] 17:00 @ BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM, 2nd Stadium in Osaka
(1) Masanobu Fuchi & Masashi Aoyagi vs. Takao Soma & Naoya Nomura (2) Kento Miyagara & Yohei Nakajima vs. The Bodyguard & Shigehiro Irie (3) Akebono & SUSHI vs. KENSO & Mitsuya Nagai
(4) B BLOCK Match: Kotaro Suzuki vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru (5) A BLOCK Match: Atsushi Aoki vs. Keisuke Ishii
(6) Jun Akiyama, Takao Omori & Ultimo Dragon vs. Suwama, Joe Doering & Hikaru Sato
(7) Triple Crown Championship Match: [51st Champion] Go Shiozaki vs. [Challenger] Zeus ~ 1st title defense.