◆AJPW NEWS◆ [6/9 RESULTS]
A special show between All Japan and LAND’S END was announced to be held in August.
~ All Japan held a show today in Isesaki.
~ The main event saw a Triple Crown prelude match as the challenger Kengo Mashimo along with his fellow K-DOJO ally Tank Nagai defeated Kento Miyahara & Jake Lee. Mashimo stood his ground following the win as he stated that he aims to take the belt come the title challenge on 6/15.
Then the GAORA TV title was in defense. As Kazuhiro Tamura defeated Yohei Nakajima to become the new champion. Yohei called out for a rematch for the belt to take place on the 6/15 show at Korakuen.
~ The full card has yet to be released for the Korakuen Hall show, but now with the potential GAORA rematch being set it now makes sense to why the full card was held off.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2016 Dynamite Series”, 6/15/2016 [Wed] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() Jun Akiyama & Yuma Aoyagi vs. Konosuke Takeshita & Tetsuya Endo [both DDT]
() Ryoji Sai [LAND’S END] & Jake Lee vs. Shuji Ishikawa [FREE] & Masashi Takeda [U-FILE]
() World Tag Championship Match: [71st Champions] Zeus & The Bodyguard (FREE) vs. [Challengers] Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi (both BJW)
~ 3rd title defense
() Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship Match: [55th Champion] Kentao Miyahara vs. [Challenger] Kengo Mashimo (K-DOJO)
~ 3rd title defense
◆BJW NEWS◆ [6/9 RESULTS]
~ Big Japan held a show today at the Shinkiba 1stRING. The main event saw a match to decide the next contender for the World Strong belt as Hideyoshi Kamitani bested Daichi Hashimoto in a 20+ minute match.
~ Ryuji Ito & Masaya Takahashi claimed the win over Kankuro Hoshino & Takayuki Ueki in a deathmatch on the show. Ito stood high as the champion as he made it known that the prelude match set for 6/29 at Korakuen will feature weapons that they will not be able to use at Ryogoku.
~ BJW will also be holding a vote to determine which match will be main eventing the Ryogoku show, either the Deathmatch or World Strong match. The World Strong match between Sekimoto and Okabayashi main evented last years show.
BJW “両極譚 ~ RYOGOKUTAN”, 7/24/2016 [Sun] @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
(-) BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Championship Match: [32nd Champion] Ryuji Ito vs. [Challenger] Kankuro Hoshino
~ 6th title defense.
(-) BJW World Strong Heavyweight Championship Match: [7th Champion] Yuji Okabayashi vs. [Challenger] Hideyoshi Kamitani
~ 4th title defense.
◆DDT/DNA NEWS◆ [6/9 RESULTS]
~ DDT and BJW will be hosting a charity show in Kumamoto on 7/2.
~ DNA held their 17th show today, at Kitasenju in Tokyo.
~ The main event saw the 1st DNA class Kazusada Higuchi & Kota Umeda with a win over the 2nd DNA class Mao Inoue & Mizuki Watase.
~ After the match, Umeda and KENSO agreed to a match on the 7/1 show.
~ The next DNA show is scheduled for July 1st in Kitazawa.
~ W-1 officially announced that Kotaro Suzuki will be defending the W-1 Cruiserweight belt against Andy Wu on July 1st at the Korakuen Hall. That show will also feature the finals of the previously announced W-1 GRAND PRIX.
~ The W-1 GRAND PRIX is set to begin on June 15th as W-1 held a press conference today in prelude of the first round matches. Who shall emerge the victor and face KAI for the W-1 Championship in August?
“WRESTLE-1 GRAND PRIX 2016”, 6/15/2016 [Wed] 19:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
() Grand Prix 1st Round Match: Manabu Soya vs. KAZMA SAKAMOTO
() Grand Prix 1st Round Match: Hiroki Murase vs. Daiki Inaba
() Grand Prix 1st Round Match: (Loser of KAI vs Ashino on 6/8) vs. Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio
() Grand Prix 1st Round Match: Koji Doi vs. (Loser of Kotaro vs AKIRA on 6/8)
() Grand Prix 1st Round Match: Yuji Hino vs. Ryota Hama
() Grand Prix 1st Round Match: Yasufumi Nakanoue vs. Kumagoro
() Grand Prix 1st Round Match: Kaz Hayashi vs. Minoru Tanaka
() Grand Prix 1st Round Match: Masayuki Kono vs. Seiki Yoshioka
“WRESTLE-1 GRAND PRIX 2016”, 6/18/2016 [Sat] 17:30 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
() Grand Prix 2nd Round Match: (Soya/KAZMA) vs. (Murase/Inaba)
() Grand Prix 2nd Round Match: (???/Kuroshio) vs. (Doi/???)
“WRESTLE-1 GRAND PRIX 2016”, 6/26/2016 [Sun] 16:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
() Grand Prix 2nd Round Match: (Hino/Hama) vs. (Nakanoue/Kumagoro)
() Grand Prix 2nd Round Match: (Kaz/Minoru) vs. (Kono/Seiki)
“WRESTLE-1 TOUR 2016 SYMBOL”, 7/1/2016 [Fri] 19:00 @ Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo
() Grand PrixSemi-final Match:
() Grand Prix Semi-final Match:
() Grand Prix Final Match:
~ The winner earns the right to face KAI for the W-1 Championship on 8/11 in Yokohama.
~ FREEDOMS : The full card was released for the Shinkiba show on June 30.
Pro Wrestling FREEDOMS “F☆SPIRIT! 2016”, 6/30/2016 [Thu] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
() Hi69 [FREE] vs. Fuminori Abe [Ganko]
() Rikidozan III Chikara 7 Single Match Series #3: The Winger vs. Chikara
() 2vs3 Handicap Match: Tatsuhiko Takaiwa [FREE] & Masashi Takeda [U-FILE] vs. Shu Brahman, Kei Brahman & Karate Brahman
() Toru Sugiura vs. Kenichiro Arai
() Daisuke Masaoka & Kenji Fukimoto vs. Yuya Susumu & HAYATA
() GENTARO & Mammoth Sasaki vs. Takashi Sasaki & Jun Kasai
~ NJPW : New Japan announced that they will be announcing the G1 competitors and matches on the 6/27 show at Korakuen.
~ Gatoh Move : Due to her back injury, Makoto will miss the upcoming show on 6/22 at Korakuen, Hikaru Shida will be her replacement.
~ Stardom : The full card was released for the upcoming show on June 16.
Stardom, 6/16/2016 [Thu] @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() Natsumi Manki, Starlight Kid & Alice Nanase vs. Kaori Yoneyama, Alex Lee & Azumi
() Momo Watanbe, Jungle Kyona & Hiromi Mimura vs. Leah Vaughan, Dioza Atenea & Kris Wolf
() Chelsea vs. SHANNA
() Saori Onno vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto
() Yoko Bito’s Return Match: Yoko Bito vs. Kairi Hojo
(-) Goddess Of Stardom Championship: [Champions] Io Shirai & Mayu Iwatani vs. [Challengers] Kyoko Inoue & Kagetsu
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