The full event card is now released for the upcoming Ryogoku show on November 27.
Among the announcements is that Jun Akiyama will be teaming with Kendo Kashin to take on the reunited “GET WILD” in Takao Omori and WRESTLE-1′s Manabu Soya. Kashin originally tried to form a partnership with Akiyama back on the October 9th show, which was Akiyama’s birthday. Though it is now obvious that the veteran has accepted Kashin’s offer as he looks to not give much room to Soya’s return to the All Japan ring. Which the animosity remains from when Soya left and joined W-1 a couple years back.
Then following their fated meeting at the last AJ PHOENIX show on 10/25, Naoya Nomura will be getting a singles match against Takuya Nomura, no relation, but it seems fated between these two as they share the same last name but that they also share they are the same age and also same birthday
Jake Lee and Yuma Aoyagi will be teaming with the highly talented young man from Nagoya Koji Iwamoto as they take on a established wrestler team of Ryoji Sai, Kengo Mashimo, and Konosuke Takeshita. Then lastly DARK NIGHTMARE will be full form as Mitsuya Nagai, Tatsuhito Takaiwa, Takeshi Minamino and the mysterious Black Tiger VII will be taking on the team of Super Tiger, Ryuji Hijikata, Rey Paloma, and Diablo.
The now fully stacked show will feature all five of the All Japan belts in defense with a total of eleven matches throughout the show. Definitely making this a interesting show with so many dynamics to offer throughout the card. The match order is still yet to be determined…
All Japan Pro Wrestling “Carbell presents AJPW in Ryogoku Kokugikan ~ NEW EXPLOSION”, 11/27/2016 [Mon] @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
() Special Single Match: Naoya Nomura vs. Takuya Nomura (BJW)
() Special 6 Man Tag Match: Jake Lee, Yuma Aoyagi & Koji Iwamoto (Sportiva) vs. Ryoji Sai (LAND’S END), Kengo Mashimo (K-DOJO) & Konosuke Takeshita (DDT)
() Special 8 Man Tag Match: Super Tiger (RJPW), Ryuji Hijikata (FREE), Rey Paloma (DOVE) & Diablo (FREE) vs. “DARK NIGHTMARE” Mitsuya Nagai, Tatsuhito Takaiwa, Takeshi Minamino & Black Tiger VII
() Special Tag Match: Jun Akiyama & Kendo Kashin (FREE) vs. Takao Omori & Manabu Soya (W-1)
() Special 6 Man Tag Match: SUSHI, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi (FREE) & Masao Inoue (FREE) vs. Kaji Tomato (K-DOJO), Kazuhiro Tamura (HEAT-UP) & Naoshi Sano (Sano-Damashii)
() Special 8 Man Tag Match: Dory Funk Jr., Chavo Guerrero Sr., Ultimo Dragon & TAJIRI vs. The Great Kabuki, Osamu Nishimura, Yutaka Yoshie & Isami Kodaka
() GAORA TV Championship Match: [13th Champion] Yohei Nakajima vs. [Challenger] Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio (W-1)
~ 2nd title defense.
() World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [41st Champion] Soma Takao (DDT) vs. [Challenger] Keisuke Ishii (DDT)
~ 2nd title defense.
() Asia Tag Championship Match: [99th Champions] Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato vs. [Challengers] Masanobu Fuchi & Atsushi Onita (Fire Pro)
~ 5th title defense.
() World Tag Championship Match: [72nd Champions] Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi vs. [Challengers] Zeus & The Bodyguard
~ 5th title defense.
() Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship Match: [55th Champion] Kento Miyahara vs. [Challenger] Suwama
~ 6th title defense.
APACHE ARMY NEWS
~ It was announced that the WEW Tag belts will be in defense on the final Apache show on December 25. This match joins the previously announced WEW Heavyweight title match between Kanemoto and Kanemura.
Apache Army Final Show ~ FINAL GONG~, 12/25/2016 [Sun] 12:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() Apache Army vs Onita Alliance Street Fight Barbed-wire Board Deathmatch: HASEGAWA, Hi69, Toshiaki Terao & Takumi Sakurai vs. Atsushi Onita, Ichiro Yaguchi, Hideki Hosaka & Masaru Kameda
() WEW Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Tomohiko Hashimoto & Keisuke Okuda vs. [Challengers] Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Tetsuhiro Kuroda
() WEW Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Koji Kanemoto vs. [Challenger] Kintaro Kanemaru
~ Event card was released for the November 8 show at Shinkiba 1stRING. The event will feature a prelude tag match before the scheduled deathmatch title defense later in the month.
BJW, 11/8/2016 [Tue] 19:00 @ Shinkiba 1stRING in Tokyo
(1) Atsushi Maruyama vs. Kota Sekifuda
(2) Abdullah Kobayashi, Tsutomu Oosugi & Hercules Senga vs. Jaki Numazawa, Shu Brahman & Kei Brahman
(3) Masashi Takeda & Takumi Tsukamoto vs. Kazuki Hashimoto & Toshiyuki Sakuda
(4) Hideyoshi Kamitani & Daichi Hashimoto vs. Ryuichi Kawakami & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
(5) Daisuke Sekimoto, Yuji Okabayashi & Yasufumi Nakanoue vs. Yoshihisa Uto, Kazumi Kikuta & Takuya Nomura
(6) BJW Deathmatch Prelude Tag Match: Kankuro Hoshino, Takayuki Ueki & Masaya Takahashi vs. Isami Kodaka, Yuko Miyamoto & Ryuji Ito
~ The full event card was also announced for the November 22 show, which features the previously announced main event of Hoshino defending the Death belt against Kodaka.
BJW, 11/22/2016 [Tue] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Atsushi Maruyama & Kota Sekifuda vs. Shinobu & Tatsuhiko Yoshino
(2) Ryuji Ito, Tsutomu Oosugi & Hercules Senga vs. Great Kojika, Shu Brahman & Kei Brahman
(3) Shuji Ishikawa, Kohei Sato & Ryuichi Kawakami vs. Yoshihisa Uto, Kazumi Kikuta & Takuya Nomura
(4) Hideki Suzuki vs. Yasufumi Nakanoue
(5) Deathmatch: Abdullah Kobayashi, Takayuki Ueki, Masaya Takahashi & Toshiyuki Sakuda vs. Yuko Miyamoto, Jaki Numazawa, Masashi Takeda & Takumi Tsukamoto
(6) Hideyoshi Kamitani, Ryota Hama & Daichi Hashimoto vs. Daisuke Sekimoto, Yuji Okabayashi & Kazuki Hashimoto
(7) BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Championship Match: [33rd Champion] Kankuro Hoshino vs. [Challenger] Isami Kodaka
~ 3rd title defense.
~ Then a couple matches were announced for the Osaka show on November 26.
BJW “Osaka Surprise 28”, 11/26/2016 [Sat] 17:00 @ Osaka Yodogawa Ward Community Center
() Yoshihisa Uto vs. Magnitude Kishiwada [FREE]
() Billyken Kid & Atsushi Maruyama vs. Shu & Kei Brahman
() BJW vs Doutonbori: Jaki Numazaw, Masashi Takeda & Takumi Tsukamoto vs. Osamu Suganuma, Takaku Fuke & Hideaki Sumi
~ The full event card was announced for the November 3 show in Saku, Nagano.
DDT “Shinshu Chashu Minanoshu”, 11/3/2016 [Thu] 14:00 @ Saku Sozokan in Nagano
(0) King of Dark Championship Match: [Champion] Nobuhiro Shimatani vs. [Challenger] Daiki Shimomura
() Makoto Oishi & MAO vs. Guanchulo & Gota Ihashi
() Sanshiro Takagi, Kazuki Hirata vs. Masahiro Takanashi & Saki Akai
() Danshoku Dino & Keisuke Ishii vs. Soma Takao & Kouki Iwasaki
() Shuji Ishikawa vs. Hoshitango
() Soma Takao & Mizuki Watase vs. Keisuke Ishii & Kazusada Higuchi
() Special 6 Man Tag Match: Toru Owashi, HARASHIMA & Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Konosuke Takeshita, Antonio Honda & Shiro Koshinaka
(-) KO-D Tag Championship Match: [57th Champions] Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo vs. [Challengers] KUDO & Yukio Sakaguchi
~ 1st title defense.
~ It was announced as official that GENTARO will be defending the UWA World Junior belt against Meido Xtremo on November 17.
FREEDOMS “The Winger 25th Anniversary Show”, 11/17/2016 [Thu] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) Rikidozan 3rd Generation 7 Match Series ~ 6th Match: Isami Kodaka vs. Chikara (RikiEnterprise)
(-) The Winger 25th Anniversary Match: The Winger vs. TAJIRI
(-) Deathmatch: Violento Jack, Takashi Sasaki & Shuji Ishikawa vs. Jun Kasai, Masashi Takeda & Kenji Fukimoto
(-) UWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] GENTARO vs. [Challenger] Meido Xtremo
~ 2nd title defense.
(-) KFC Contendership Deathmatch: Daisuke Masaoka vs. Yuko Miyamoto
~ The full event card was announced for the Korakuen Hall show on November 24. Which will now feature a main event with for the new FMW 8 Man Tag belts.
Ultra Battle FMW, 11/24/2016 [Thu] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() Battle Royal: Pandita, Wild Seven, Naoshi Sano, Sase, Shocker #1, Raiden, Leatherface, and Minoru Tanaa
() Actress Girls Offer Match: Anno & Nichisato vs. Manki & Tamu
() Kikutaro & Gabai Jichan vs. Kuishinbo Kamen & Ricky Fuji
() FMW Joshi: Miss Mongol & Dump Matsumoto vs. Momo Watanabe & Koharu Hinata
() Gosaku Goshogawara vs. Tatsuo Nakano
() FMW Hardcore Match: Masato Tanaka & Ken Ohka vs. Kintaro Kanemura & Tomohiko Hashimoto
() FMW World Street Fight 8 Man Tag Championship Playoff Match: Atsushi Onita, Raijin Yaguchi, Hideki Hosaka & Hi69 vs. Great Tiger, 3rd Generation Tiger Mask Tiger in Masquerade, 5th Generation Black Tiger & Black Tiger VII
A new pro-wrestling group was announced for the new year in “NEXT EXCITING WRESTLING” or “NEW” for short.
IGF will be celebrating their 10th anniversary next year and with that the director Simon Inoki announced that this “new” brand will begin as well. IGF itself consists of big shows every other month, or so, but the goal of NEW is to focus on regional and smaller venues that never get to witness the larger scale IGF events. The shows will not be focused on Antonio Inoki’s name recognition hence why they have renamed the group. Though everyone involved will still work have the chance to work the larger scale IGF shows if able.
The first ever show is scheduled to be held on April 5, 2017 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. These shows will aim to showcase Inoki’s namesake of the true strong style, the term Inoki created, as they are focused on showing pro-wrestling as the very best martial art.
Masakatsu Funaki, Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Atsushi Sawada, Shinichi Suzukawa, and Keisuke Okuda are among the early names who will be involved with this new venture.